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Con of the North 2015 Event Schedule

Entire Convention Events

For All-Con events, tickets are not needed. Feel free to show up at any time to play!

Artemis Man the Bridge!

Twelve players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information. Rules Knowledge: None - Required Materials:None - Rating:Family

Type: Computer                                     Players: 12

System: Artemis SBS by Artemis              GM: Michael Mesich

 

COTN Cards!

CotN Cards are back again! The icebreaker game that just won't quit! No exponents, no acceptable cheating, more blue tape, and the Illuminati are the themes this year. As always, the minions are back. They are out about playing games. Often they are in the Winona RPSIG Room. See Jean at the Lady Dragon's Treasures booth with questions. Runs FRI12-SAT24.

Type: Card Game                                    Players: All

System: Home Rules                               GM: Jean Mlynczak

 

COTN Computer Room 2014

Life got you frustrated? Want to test your strategy? Need to frag something to relieve some stress? Stop by and play games such as Unreal Tournament, StarCraft, Quake II, Doom, Flat Out, Minecraft, Worms, Flatout, Steam, Total Annihilation & others. Open Room Gamming & Some Tournaments.

Games List:

  • Quake2 (Local Server)
  • Quake2 OSP Tourney mod (Local Server)
  • Unreal Tournament GOTY (Local Server)
  • Unreal Tournament 2004 (Local Server)
  • Doom (LAN play)
  • Starcraft Broodwar (LAN play)
  • Starcraft2 ( needs account login)
  • Worms Worldparty (LAN play)
  • Minecraft Local Server (needs account login)
  • Steam (needs account login)
  • Total Annihilation (LAN play)
  • Flatout - driving game (LAN play)
  • Treadmarks - tank game (LAN play)
  • World of Tanks - tank game (LAN play)

Note: Internet Access and Internet Game Play

Type: Computer Players: 35

System: Various

GM: Mike DeLosier, Matt DeLosier, Roger Streeter, Michelle Ryan, Dan Shields, Chelsea Mars, Whittney Streeter, Benjie Canton-Joans, Travis Lubbers, Asa Lange, Collin Ryan, John Trierweiler

 

Crossfire

Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game. Since its initial release, Crossfire has grown to encompass over 150 monsters, about 3000 maps to explore, an elaborate magic system, 13 races, 15 character classes, a system of skills, and many artifacts and treasures. Crossfire is based in a medieval fantasy world and is similar to other games of this genre. Rules Knowledge: None - Required Materials: None - Rating: General

Type: Computer Game                             Players:1-8

System: Crossfire by Crossfire Development Team

GM: Rick Tanner

Sponsor: Real Time Enterprises, Inc.

 

Games on Demand

We're back! Games on Demand is the perfect place to visit for that pesky two-hour time slot you just can't seem to fill, or for that alternate ticket you had that just didn't work out. We will be running a wide variety of indie games for all skill levels, no ticket required. Only play D&D? Wondering what a "story game" is? We'll be happy to answer questions and find the perfect game for you.

Time Slot:FRI12-SAT02, SAT10-SUN02, SUN10-SUN22

GMs: Alex Carlson, Adam McConnaughey, Arnold Cassel, Kelley Vanda, Tom Fendt, Jon Cole, David Hertz, David Rothfeder, Sara Van Hoy, Joshua Owen

Sponsor: Games on Demand

 

Lost City of Barakus

A telescope that summons legions of devils to scour the land? An avatar of Set gathering an army in the Vale of the Snake? Keys to a vault of the Drown? A sea elf army preparing to attack End Home? What to do? Come pick a direction. Bring a 5th level character with no world specific race, traits, items or powers. All are welcome. Ongoing campaign - drop in, drop out as the con goes on. Rules Knowledge: Some - Required Material: General – Rating: General

Time Slot:FRI18-02, SAT14-02, SUN12-22

Type: RPG                                                        Players: Open

System: D&D 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast

GM: Burl S Zorn

 

MidiMaze

For reasons that are difficult to understand, many people have played Midimaze over more than twenty years at Con of the North. Far too many of us have memories of Midimaze we'd like to pretend we didn't have. Memories of throwing things and yelling, memories of getting ÒprizesÓ, and of course memories of driving a smiley face around a maze and knocking out other smileys in new and creative ways. This year, the people who bring you the yearly chaos on the largest collection of vintage Atari STs in captivity have decided to simplify your Midimaze experience. We'll be running Midimaze throughout the convention as usual, but we're not scheduling ticketed events so you can drop by whenever you feel like it. Bring a group of friends and throw out a team challenge! Suggest some game settings! Twitter your challenge to the world at #cotnmidimaze! It'll be fun!

The Mazemasters promise to welcome all who understand the joy of smileyness. If you want to play a particular format or with a particular group of game settings (or even at a certain time), just stop by the Midiring or email us at cotnmidimaze@gmail.com and request it ... maybe everyone will appreciate your grand vision! If you're interested in learning to run MIdimaze, download the necessary documentation at www.conofthenorth.org/midimaze/ and shoot us an email so we can even make sure you get some time in the Mazemaster chair yourself!

King Midi and Prime Minister Midi are ready to hand out titles. The ranks of the 16-bit digital landed gentry are expanding!

 

Prolific Games Demos

Join us in the Vendor Hall to try out any of our games! We will have an open table and all three of our games: Flapjacks & Sasquatches, Tricked-Out Hero, and Hirelings The Ascent. Bring your friends to introduce them to these great games of challenge the Prolific crew and beat them at their own games! Rules Knowledge: None - Required Material: None – Rating: Family

Time Slot:All Con                                             Type: Board/Card                                   Players: Open

System: Games by Prolific Games

 

Prolific Games Play Testing

Join us in the Vendor Hall to help us develop our next games! We will have an open table and various games in various states of development. We will be looking for feedback on all games. Games which may be included in the are:  UGH UGH EEEEEeeeeee!, Tank, Mage Tower, Cultists & Cthulhu, Caravan The Looting and many more. Rules Knowledge: None - Required Material: None – Rating: Family  

Time Slot:All Con                                             Type: Board/Card                                   Players: Open

System: Games by Prolific Games

 

Society in Shadow

We watch from the shadows and defend humanity. We are the legendary beings of nightmare. This game is a living LARP played all over the Midwest. Come play a game taking on the roles of Vampyres, Shape-shifters, Sorcerers, Immortals, Martial art adepts, and the ancient Sidhe of Eldritch origin. Come play a game involving murder, mystery, and intrigue.

Time Slot:This is an all weekend event. Game starts 6pm Friday night running to 2am Saturday morning, resuming at 12pm Saturday until 2am Sunday morning, resuming at 12pm Sunday and concluding at 4pm Sunday afternoon. Players can play as often or as long as they want and check out to play other games if they want too.

Time Slot:FRI18-02, SAT12-02, SUN12-16          Type: LARP                                          Players: 50

System: 6 Stones Inc.

GM: Scott Folke, Randy Herlick, Earl Netwal

 

Super Smash Bros                                                    i   r   &  

Welcome all Super Smash Bros fans!  This year we will be running a theme room dedicated to the Super Smash Bros series of Nintendo games.  Feel free to stop in for some fierce competition or just a fun way to pass time.  We will try to have a wide range of Super Smash options available including Melee, Brawl and Wii U.  In addition we will be running a 24 player tournament Saturday afternoon (SAT 14-18).  The tournament is schedule for Melee but we may go with the new Wii U version based on interest and availability of systems.  We will be located in conference room G, so stop by for a smashing good time!

Time Slot: All Con                         GM: Joel Juen                                                           Players: 24

Location: Studio G                      System: Nintendo                                                        Type: Computer

 

Undead Viking Boardgame Room

Want to play one of those new "designer board games" you have heard about but don't know where to begin? Come on over to the board game room and let us teach you how to play one of the many games we will have available. Also, feel free to pop in and ask if we have extra room if you and your friends are looking for a spot to play that new board game you just picked up. We would love to have you.

Type: Various Board                                           Players: Open

GM: Lance Myxter

 

Mature Players Block Party                                  s   r   r   &  

Please join us this weekend and play some of our favorite games:  Eminent Domain, 7 Wonders with or without leaders, Ticket to Ride (various maps), Keythedral, Tsuro, Sunrise City, Agricola, Survive Atlantis and The Resistance (to name just a few).  Players choose games and rules will be taught.  Stay for a game or stay for the day!

Time Slot: ALL-CON                        GM: Sabrina Fay                                                                                        Players: 8

Location: Conference Room G-11        System: Multiple Systems by Various Companies                                         Type: Board

Sponsored by Thrivent Financial

 

Younger Players Block Party                               Y   s   r   r   l  

Please join us this weekend and play some of our favorite kid-friendly games: Castle Panic, Tier auf Tier, Zooloretto Mini, Magic Labyrinth, Quirkle, Kinder Bunnies & Once Upon a Time (to name a few). Younger players choose games and rules will be taught. While our children will host the games, adult assistants will certainly ensure fun and orderly play. Stay for a game or stay for the day!

Time Slot: ALL-CON                        GM: Sabrina Fay                                                                                        Players: 8

Location: Conference Room G-12        System: Multiple Systems by Various Companies                                         Type: Board

Sponsored by Thrivent Financial



Event Categories and Other Definitions

Event Type

  • Board - Games played with some type of game board or boards.
  • Card - Games played with just cards includes collectible and non-collectible.
  • Computer - Games played on a computer or video game console.
  • LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing) – Story-based interaction between players and GM where everyone is up and moving around, rather than sitting around a table.
  • Miniatures - Games played on a battlefield using painted figures.
  • RPG (Role-Playing Games) – Story-based interaction between players and GM where everyone is sitting around a table.
  • Seminar - One or more individuals presenting information about a topic, can include a question/answer component.

Rules Knowledge

We are standardizing the Rules Knowledge section of events so that both GMs and players have a similar understanding.

  • None - You do not need any previous knowledge of the game or the rules to play this game. Any/all rules will be taught during play.
  • Some - You should be familiar with the rules of the game or similar games. Some rules can be taught during play, but in general this is not for brand-new players.
  • Advanced - You should be very familiar with the rules of the game. Very few, if any, rules will be taught during play.

Rating

We have added a rating category to events to allow attendees to better select events appropriate for them. General is the default rating for most of the events run at CotN.

  • Family - This game will not have any profanity, no sexual innuendo, and violence will be brief, limited and not depicted in a graphic manner. Think of the standard G/PG animated movie.
  • General - The game may have mild profanity and/or some violence. Intense themes may be present, but they will not be the focus of the game. GMs will ensure that the game is adjusted to accommodate any children present, but parents and children should realize they will be playing in a game that may not be suitable for them. Games of this type may not be suitable for young players only because of the complexity of the rules. Think of the standard PG-13 action movie.
  • Mature -- The game will have themes of an adult nature that are unsuitable for younger players. GMs will still ensure their game's content remains such that it can be played in any convention space without causing problems. Think of the standard R-rated action or horror movie.

Required Materials

  • None - All materials needed to play the game are provided. The player does not need anything, including dice. Includes most board games, and some card games.
  • General - Players need their own generic materials like pencils, dice, etc. The GM will provide other specific materials such as characters, minis, etc... Includes most RPGs and LARPs.
  • All - Players must supply their own equipment to play this game. The GM will provide only the most basic materials needed for play like the game board. Includes most miniature games, card games, and some RPGs.

Tracks

Returning this year! There are 2 optional ways to categorize games. Descriptions of tracks will be listed in the front of the Events Book, but individual games will not. Lists of the games in these tracks will be made available on the website as well as the registration desk onsite.

  • Intro/Learn to Play Track – These are events targeted specifically to someone who has never played before. The rules will be taught during the event.
  • Kid-Friendly Track – These are events where children are the preferred players.

    

ATTENTION!

Special Track:                Y = Kid Friendly             s = Intro/Learn to play

Rules Knowledge:          r = None          i = Some             n = Advanced

Required Materials:       r = None          c = General         g = All

Rating:                            l = Family       & = General         ~ = Mature

Friday Events

 

 

Friday 12-14 – runs for 2 hours

 

Ace of Aces                                                           r   r   l  

Fighter combat using picture books. Game can be taught in a few minutes. Fly in WW I or WW II.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Daniel Underbakke                                                                               Players: 8

Location: Regency 14                        System: Ace of Aces by Nova Games                                                           Type: Board

 

Age of Industry in Minnesota                                       r   r   &  

Age of Industry is a pure economic game where you will invest in various industries hoping to make the greatest profit in the industrial age. Will you make your fortune in rails, ports, manufacturing, mining or diversify? The Minnesota expansion map takes place during the turn of the 19th century when Duluth was the leading port in the US and Hibbing was the iron capitol of the world!

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Zack Stackurski                                                                                   Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-02               System: Age of Industry (Brass) by Treefrog Games                                       Type: Board

 

AP-2-AP                                                            r   r   l  

The Word is: Fun -- Your Choices are:  Attend COTN, A Root Canal, Presidential assignation, Nose Hairs, and Eyebrow Tweezers... You are the Judge this round, how will you decide (I know my pick!) This is of course Apples to Apples, the crazy word matching game – tournament rules will be used and explained.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Joelle Odeen                                                                                       Players: 6

Location: Studio 07-02                      System: Apples to Apples by Out of the Box                                                  Type: Card

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

Carcassonne                                                   Y   s   r   r   l  

Carcassonne is a tile-based game is similar to dominoes... If you play dominoes with people who rip the still-beating heart from your chest! This game is two-fold: build roads, fields and cities to earn points, and steal other peoples' land so they have to share points with you. This game can be a quiet, relaxing game, like dominoes. Or it can be a soul-crushing, brutal game.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Michael Jerde                                                                                      Players: 5

Location: Regency 15                        System: Carcassonne by Rio Grande                                                            Type: Board

 

Casual Fare                                                           r   r   l  

Start your con off light with a few short but fun games! I'll have Love Letter, En Garde, Get Lucky, Skyline, Fluxx, and others! For more information, visit http://www.esglabs.com/cons/.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Michael Miller                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-06               System: Multiple Systems by Various Companies                                           Type: Card

 

Dungeon!                                                      Y   s   r   r   l  

How deep into the Dungeon do you dare venture? Your Wizard might not survive the Purple Worm or the Red Dragon, but the Giant Spider is an easy victory! The Silver Cup is yours! Kill monsters and get treasures while exploring the intricate 3-D dungeon. Remember: The deeper the level, the bigger the treasure. Watch out for secret doors and traps! The original classic board game in 3-D.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Quentin Denzene, Donald Bauman                                                          Players: 8

Location: Board Room 2-01               System: Dungeon! by TSR                                                                 Type: Miniatures

 

Industrial Waste                                                     i   r   l  

Start your convention with Dirty Pete himself and play this Eurogame where you take the part of a manufacturer trying to dominate the marketplace while keeping the environment clean. Or, you know, not, it's up to you! (I'm not "Dirty Pete" for nothing after all)!

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Peter Jansen                                                                                        Players: 3

Location: Regency 19                        System: Industrial Waste by Rio Grande Games                                            Type: Board

 

Marvel Super Hero League                                 Y   s   n   r   l  

You are building a Super Hero team in the form of a deck and you team up w/5 other players to defeat the mastermind in the Marvel comics Universe. I have all the expansions.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Nathan S. Younkin                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Regency 18                        System: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Buildin by Upperdeck                                Type: Card

 

Ra                                                                 s   r   r   &  

Bid for monuments, pharaohs, rivers, gold and other things in ancient Egypt. This is a fast-moving and entertaining game.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Mike Backstrom                                                                                Players: 14

Location: Conference Room B-01        System: Ra by Rio Grande Games                                                              Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Rats Overboard!                                                      r   r   &  

You control a group of rats trying to leave a sinking ship. Score points by grabbing cheese and getting to safety. Tournament-style play – most total points wins!

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Richard L. Schreiber                                                                             Players: 5

Location: Studio 07-01                      System: Abandon Ship by AEG                                                                 Type: Board

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

Sanctuary (Thieves' World)                                        r   r   &  

The City of Sanctuary is the meanest, seediest town in all of fantasy. Test your wits, skills and luck against hard core, streetwise criminals. Just don't count your silver too soon! In Sanctuary there's always someone waiting to take it away from you.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Timothy P. Moore                                                                               Players: 5

Location: Regency 16                        System: Sanctuary by Mayfair Games                                                          Type: Board

 

Tekumel: Intro and Q&A                                     s   r   r   &  

Come to this introduction to the fantasy world of Tekumel, developed by M.A.R. Barker since the 1940s. Ask questions, hear tales, and meet and greet other that are interested. Fans of Tekumel with over a hundred years of experience will be on-hand to help out. You can also hear more about the games available this weekend.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Brett D. Slocum, Lance Curry, Howard Hendrickson,                               Players: 20

Location: Studio 01-01                               Donald Kaiser, Stephen Vossler                                                      Type: Seminar

Sponsored by Tekumel Track

 

The Condor's Fall                                               s   r   r   &  

You came to Spain with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade to fight fascism and to support the Spanish Republic. You and your comrades are in a remote village, without the arms to defend it or bring the fight to the enemy. Hitler's dreaded Condor Legion draws near. Then an opportunity presents itself to even the odds.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: John Everett Till                                                                                 Players: 5

Location: Studio 06-01                      System: Fate Achtung! Cthulhu by Modiphius                                               Type: RPG

Sponsored by House of Indie Games

 

The Resistance                                                         r   r   &  

The Corporation runs the world. As part of the Resistance you must destroy the evil Corporation, but before you can do that you must weed out the spies sent to destroy the Resistance from the inside. As the Resistance, you must find the traitorous spies. As the spies, you lay in wait, striking when the time is right to ensure the Corporations survival.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Eric Underbakke                                                                                  Players: 5

Location: Board Room 2-08               System: The Resistance by Indie Boards & Cards                                           Type: Card

 

The Side Project Podcast                                            r   r   ~  

Join Adam and Nick of the Side Project Podcast for our second annual Con of the North Official Con Show! We'll be accepting topic suggestions from all of our guest hosts, and we'll try to sneak on a celebrity guest host or two to boot... Come join us!

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Adam Gottfried, Nick Sampson                                                              Players: 5

Location: Studio 03-01                                                                                                                        Type: Special Event

Sponsored by Side Project Podcast

 

Ticket to Ride                                                    s   r   r   l  

Start the convention off playing an easy and entertaining board game. Your job is to complete route tickets by building a system of rail lines. Make sure you finish your lines before others run out of trains or cut you off from a destination.

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Steve Tyykila                                                                                     Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-04               System: Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder                                                  Type: Board

 

Vampire the Eternal Struggle                                   s   r   r   &  

Want to learn how to play one of the most strategic and sociable collectable card games ever? Become a Methuselah and try to outwit, outmaneuver, and outlast by influencing your minions to do your bidding to bleed your rivals dry. The Kindred are calling. Do you have what it takes to answer the call?

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Michael Ysker                                                                                     Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-01               System: Vampire: The Eternal Struggle by White Wolf                                    Type: Card

 

Zombicide Season 1                                               s   r   r   &  

Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take on the role of survivors and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead! Zombies are predictable, stupid but deadly. Unfortunately for you, there are a LOT more zombies than you have bullets. Find weapons, complete missions, kills zombies. The only way out is Zombicide!

Time Slot: FRI12-14                         GM: Kristina Jager, Odin Gilbertson, Jeremy Porter                                          Players: 6

Location: Regency 17                        System: Zombicide by Guillotine Games                                                     Type: Board

 

 

Friday 14-16 – runs for 2 hours

 

Age of Industry                                                   s   r   r   &  

Come learn to play as a tycoon in early days of Industrial Revolution. Produce raw materials, manufacture goods and connect them to markets in this addictive strategic game from Martin Wallace. We will play with the Germany map.

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Jeffrey Hagen                                                                                       Players: 5

Location: Regency 20                        System: Age of Industry (Brass) by Treefrog Games                                       Type: Board

 

Early Wargaming: Milton Bradley                          s   r   r   l  

In the early days of board wargaming, you could play with Avalon Hill's cardboard counters, or Milton Bradley's plastic figurines. While AH came to dominate, join us to play the path that could have been: MB's American Heritage Command Decision games: Battle-Cry, Skirmish, Broadside, and Dogfight!

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Alan Carlson                                                                                       Players: 6

Location: Conference Room B-03        System: American Heritage Command Decision by Milton Bradley                  Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Fishermen of Catan                                                   i   r   l  

Do you like Settlers of Catan? Do you like fishing? Then come and play Settlers with this add-on! Sea hexes that produce give you fish, which can be used to take various actions. But watch out for the boot!

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Peter Jansen                                                                                        Players: 3

Location: Regency 19                        System: Settlers of Catan by Mayfair Games                                                 Type: Board

 

Fluxx                                                           Y       r   r   l  

Come for a couple of hours and play a game where the rules change. I'll have a few different decks to choose from including Family Fluxx.

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Matthew Markland                                                                             Players: 10

Location: Board Room 1-05               System: Fluxx by Looney Labs                                                                    Type: Card

 

Formula E                                                             r   r   l  

Climb on top of your elephant and race around the streets of an Indian village, avoiding obstacles like Cows, Cobras, and the dreaded Mouse! For more information, visit http://www.esglabs.com/cons/.

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Michael Miller                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-06               System: Formula E by Clever Mojo Games                                                  Type: Board

 

Kingsburg with Expansion                                       s   r   r   &  

Greetings! The king has appointed you to govern his obscure border providence. Repel ravaging hoardes of fantasy creatures that wander over and trash your farms and taverns. Get back and defend your people while building infrastructure! Expansion elements will be based on group experience.

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Eric J. O'Denius                                                                                  Players: 5

Location: Regency 18                        System: Kingsburg by Fantasy Flight                                                          Type: Board

 

S.P.A.N.C.                                                    s   r   r   &  

Space Pirate Amazon Ninja Catgirls. What did you think it stood for?? Go on capers and collect toys to win. She who retires with the most loot (and pool boys), wins!

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: SPANC by Steve Jackson Games                                                     Type: Card

 

Seven Wonders with expansions                                 s   r   r   l  

Your civilization is building a wonder. You're also trying to add other things like trade, cultural buildings, science development, and don't forget you might want to have some military might as well. This fast-paced drafting game is a great way to ease into the convention.

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Steve Tyykila                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-04               System: Seven Wonders by Repos Productions                                             Type: Board

 

Silence on Omega Four                                          s   r   r   &  

The outpost Omega Four has gone silent. Omega has simple lifeforms: amoebas and vegetables. What happened? Any survivors? It's time to send in the Star Marines! This is a cooperative adventure game where each player controls a small elite squad. Planet drop is in the dark, so expect casualties. Grab your weapons and report for duty. Don't get evaporated into space like the rescue team on Gamma.

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Donald Bauman                                                                                   Players: 6

Location: Board Room 2-01               System: AT-43 by Rackham                                                                Type: Miniatures

 

Tekumel: Wizard Duel                                         s   r   r   &  

Create your wizard and duel with spells and magical creatures in the Hirilakte arena of the city-state of Ru. Gain prestige and bet on the outcome.

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Brett D. Slocum                                                                                  Players: 6

Location: Studio 01-01                      System: Home Rules                                                                                Type: Board

Sponsored by Tekumel Track

 

Vampire the Eternal Struggle                                   s   r   r   &  

Want to learn how to play one of the most strategic and sociable collectable card games ever? Become a Methuselah and try to outwit, outmaneuver, and outlast by influencing your minions to do your bidding to bleed your rivals dry. The Kindred are calling. Do you have what it takes to answer the call?

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Michael Ysker                                                                                     Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-01               System: Vampire: The Eternal Struggle by White Wolf                                    Type: Card

 

Zombicide Season 1: Toxic Mall                              s   r   r   &  

Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take on the role of survivors and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead! Zombies are predictable and stupid but deadly. Unfortunately for you, there are a LOT more zombies than you have bullets. Toxic City Mall is an expansion to Zombicide Season 1.

Time Slot: FRI14-16                         GM: Kristina Jager, Odin Gilbertson, Jeremy Porter                                          Players: 6

Location: Regency 17                        System: Zombicide by Guillotine Games                                                     Type: Board


 

 

Friday 14-18 – runs for 4 hours

 

Best Slumber Party Ever!                                   Y   s   r   r   l  

It's a slumber party at Monica's house! But strange happenings are ruining these suburbanite girls' dreams. It's up to you and your team of investigators to find out why. Inspectres is player driven storytelling, is rules-light, with roleplaying and legal fun emphasized. "Inspectres - fighting the forces of darkness so you don't have to."

Time Slot: FRI14-18                         GM: Heather Beecher                                                                                   Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-01                      System: Inspectres by Memento Mori Theatricks                                            Type: RPG

 

Carry our Light into Darkness                             Y   s   i   r   l  

The long war is over. It remains only to seal the truce. Your fate, decided by Papa and his Council: become the wife of a boy prince. To be exiled to far Barraign among foreigners. Bring whom you wish; they will become your embassy. Six weeks travel by ship, horse, air, by camel, elephant or litter. You, your tutors, and companions will meet many who oppose. Your bitter duty: be beloved to all.

Time Slot: FRI14-18                         GM: Roger Streeter                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Studio 03-02                      System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

Circus Imperious Maximus the Overland Edition                 r   r   &  

Chariot races in the future. Just like the ancient Romans, the racers are not all expected to survive. To win you must cross the finish line in a chariot (not necessarily the one you started with) Anti-grav chariots, men in armor, huge hungry beasts! What could go wrong? Oh Yeah, we moved out of the arena and on to an outdoor track... HAVE FUN WITH THAT!!

Time Slot: FRI14-18                         GM: Richard Odeen                                                                                   Players: 10

Location: Studio 07-01                      System: Circus Imperium by FASA                                                      Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

Eclipse                                                                 i   r   &  

You are in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with your rivals. You will explore new star systems, research technologies, and build spaceships for waging war. There are many potential paths to victory, so plan your strategy well.

Time Slot: FRI14-18                         GM: Daniel Hillis                                                                                       Players: 5

Location: Regency 15                        System: Eclipse by Lautapelit.fi                                                                  Type: Board

 

Nippon Rails                                                     s   r   r   &  

Using Mayfair's Empire Builder system, build your rail empire spanning the Japanese Islands and rake in the Yen. Visit exotic and strange islands filled with cities with names you may or may not have had any educational or cultural exposure to. And, you get to play with crayons so, really, it's a win-win situation.

Time Slot: FRI14-18                         GM: Timothy P. Moore                                                                               Players: 4

Location: Regency 16                        System: Nippon Rails by Mayfair Games                                                     Type: Board

 

Russian Railroads                                                    r   r   &  

Compete with your fellow players to build the best railroad in Russia. This is a worker placement game with many different strategies to win. I played this at the Board Game Geek convention and like it so much I bought a copy the first chance I could.

Time Slot: FRI14-18                         GM: Mike Backstrom                                                                                  Players: 7

Location: Conference Room B-01        System: Russian Railroads by Z-Man Games                                                Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Strange Stars                                                     s   r   r   &  

Explore a new setting for Fate Core and Stars Without Number: Trey Causey's "Strange Stars", RPG setting, a pulp and comics inspired game set in the far far future. Take some original Trek and mix liberally with Farscape, Traveller, and Transhuman SF in this anything goes space opera setting. I'm running it using Fate Core, because, well... I wrote the Fate Core conversion for the game!

Time Slot: FRI14-18                         GM: John Everett Till                                                                                 Players: 5

Location: Studio 06-01                      System: FATE by Evil Hat Productions                                                        Type: RPG

 

Strike the Earth!                                                     r   r   &  

You have arrived. After a journey from the Mountain homes into the forbidding wilderness beyond, your harsh trek has finally ended. There are almost no supplies left but with stout labor comes sustenance; provide for your dwarves. You are expecting a supply caravan just before winter entombs you, but it is spring now. A new chapter of dwarven history begins here at this place: Strike the Earth!

Time Slot: FRI14-18                         GM: Christopher Touchette                                                                          Players: 7

Location: Conference Room F-08        System: GURPS 3rd Edition by Steve Jackson Games                             Type: Miniatures

 

Tales in the Shade                                                    i   r   &  

The great wizard, Lord Wren of Oxford has trusted you, his worthy apprentices with research. A sailor has returned to Albion claiming the Tree of Life grows again. You must discover more about this Tree of Life. Unfortunately, the sailor was quite verbal. You may have competition from others as well as between each other to gain Lord Wren's favor. This is the 1st of 3 stories of the Tree of Life.

Time Slot: FRI14-18                         GM: Kent King                                                                                          Players: 8

Location: Studio 03-01                      System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

The Dungeon Circuit: Season 6                                     r   r   &  

In the wake of catastrophe, Manvershentink's Modular Tower lies ruined, the MSNDC missing, and worse - lucrative product placement contracts are left unserviced. Will you delve the depths, brave decaying enchantments, hunt for (and show off) precious caches of ridiculous gear? Remember to keep your embedded broadcast crew from harm, as The Dungeon Circuit is scryed on location as it happens.

Time Slot: FRI14-18                         GM: Justin T. Williams                                                                              Players: 5

Location: Studio 03-04                      System: Story Arc by Limestone Publishing                                                  Type: RPG

 

The Pathfinder Expendables                                         i   c   &  

A uniquely trained group of sellswords who specialize in near impossible tactical military situations, this para-military unit is ready to kick butt and take names for the right price.

Time Slot: FRI14-18                         GM: Adam Gottfried                                                                                    Players: 6

Location: Studio 04-02                      System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

 

Friday 14-20 – runs for 6 hours

 

#0-02: The Hydra's Fang Incident                               i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 4–5). After an Andoren village is razed by the Hydra's Fang, a renegade Chelish slaver-ship, outrage threatens the stability of both nations. You and your fellow Pathfinders are sent to capture the Fang before the Inner Sea is pitched into political frenzy. Written by Tim Hitchcock.

Time Slot: FRI14-20                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-12        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#5-08: The Confirmation                                           i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for level 1-2. Almost all Pathfinders undergo extensive training for three or more years to learn the tricks of the trade, and their last test before graduating from the ranks of the initiates to the status of a full Pathfinder agent is the Confirmation, a special research project that involves considerable fieldwork and is designed to simulate the initiates' future work as a Pathfinder. Even the noteworthy field commissioned agents sometimes participate in such trials as a way to familiarize themselves with the Pathfinder Society's rules and expectations. Although Confirmation is typically an individual affair, the society recently discovered a site on the Isle of Kortos that would be perfect for initiates but perhaps too dangerous to handle alone. Successfully uncovering this site's secrets will not only contribute to the society's body of knowledge but shape the exciting careers ahead for each of the prospective agents. Written by Kyle Baird.

Time Slot: FRI14-20                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-02        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#5-EX: Ruins of Bonekeep – Level One: The Silent Grave        i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Special for characters of 3rd to 7th level (Tier 3–7). An enemy of the Pathfinder Society recently found a hidden dungeon in a centuries-old siege fortress, but despite his best efforts to convert it into his base of operations, he failed. When a pair of Pathfinders encounter disaster while scouting out the entrance, the party must explore the first level of the dungeon to determine not just what attacked their comrades but also what dark power their nemesis nearly acquired. Written by Jason Buhlman.

Time Slot: FRI14-20                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-01        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-08: November Lower Tier: TBD                              i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-5

Time Slot: FRI14-20                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                              Players: 12

Location: Conference Room D-03        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-09: November Higher Tier: TBD                             i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 3-7

Time Slot: FRI14-20                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-10        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-10: December Lower Tier: TBD                              i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-2

Time Slot: FRI14-20                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                              Players: 18

Location: Conference Room D-05        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

Artillery Blues                                                       i   r   &  

Your combined arms force of mechs, vehicles, and infantry have snuck behind enemy lines. You are on a mission to take over three buildings controlling artillery, which is firing on your troops. Can you capture the buildings and turn the artillery on your enemy or will they be able to react and defend against your sneak attack? Skill and luck will determine the outcome.

Time Slot: FRI14-20                         GM: Matthew Clementson                                                                            Players: 6

Location: Conference Room F-01        System: BattleTech by FASA                                                              Type: Miniatures


 

We Be Goblins                                                      i   c   &  

A most unusual adventure for 1st-level goblin characters. The Licktoad goblins of Brinestump Marsh have stumbled upon a great treasure—fireworks! Yet unfortunately for them, the tribe member responsible for the discovery has already been exiled for the abhorrent crime of writing (which every goblin knows steals words from your head). To remedy this situation, the Licktoads' leader, His Mighty Girthness Chief Rendwattle Gutwad, has declared that the greatest heroes of the tribe must venture forth to retrieve the rest of the fireworks from a derelict ship stranded in the marsh. In order to prove themselves as the Licktoads' bravest goblins, the PCs must complete a series of dangerous dares, from swallowing bull slugs and braving the dreaded Earbiter to dancing with Squealy Nord himself. Yet even once they've proven their mettle, the adventure is just beginning. For the ship in question is far from uninhabited, and Vorka the cannibal goblin would like nothing better than a few tasty visitors.... We Be Goblins! is an adventure for 1st-level characters in which the PCs play a horde of malicious and murderous goblins, written for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and compatible with the 3.5 edition of the world's oldest RPG. The adventure takes place outside the town of Sandpoint in the Pathfinder campaign setting, but can easily be adapted for any campaign world. It also serves as a preview of Pathfinder Player Companion: Goblins of Golarion, and as an optional prequel to Pathfinder Adventure Path's upcoming Jade Regent Adventure Path. Written by Richard Pett.

Time Slot: FRI14-20                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 8

Location: Conference Room D-08        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

 

Friday 16-18 – runs for 2 hours

 

Burn in Hell                                                     s   r   r   &  

Collect souls of the damned to make sets for points. Match sets by point value, any of Seven Deadly Sins, or occupations. Watch out for your fellow collectors. When Hell freezes over, the game ends.

Time Slot: FRI16-18                         GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: Burn in Hell by Steve Jackson Games                                               Type: Card

 

Dungeon!                                                      Y   s   r   r   l  

How deep into the Dungeon do you dare venture? Your Wizard might not survive the Purple Worm or the Red Dragon, but the Giant Spider is an easy victory! The Silver Cup is yours! Kill monsters and get treasures while exploring the intricate 3-D dungeon. Remember: The deeper the level, the bigger the treasure. Watch out for secret doors and traps! The original classic board game in 3-D.

Time Slot: FRI16-18                         GM: Quentin Denzene, Donald Bauman                                                          Players: 8

Location: Board Room 2-01               System: Dungeon! by TSR                                                                 Type: Miniatures

 

Hoplomachus                                                          r   r   &  

Hoplomachus [ha-ploh-ma-kuss], or 'Hoplo' for short, is a hex-based tactical board game set inside a gladiatorial arena. Play our award winning Hoplo: The Lost Cities, or the latest expansion Hoplo: Rise of Rome! Choose from 5 unique cities and face off in a solo, co-op, or versus battle! Test your mettle against fierce beasts, dangerous criminals, powerful titans, and other rival cities.

Time Slot: FRI16-18                         GM: Adam Carlson                                                                                     Players: 4

Location: Regency 03                        System: Hoplomachus by Chip Theory Games                                              Type: Board

 

One System To Play Them All                                s   r   r   l  

Crossed Energies is a concise character generating system for any RPG and LARP genre that allows the creation of fully developed characters in less than five minutes. Characters are not confined to classes, so players are free to develop whatever skills they choose for their characters. The system will be explained; you will create characters to run in short gaming session later.

Time Slot: FRI16-18                         GM: Lenise Rankin                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Board Room 2-08               System: Crossed Energies by JHLRA                                                       Type: Seminar

Sponsored by Crossed Energies

 

Pillars of the Earth with Expansion                          s   r   r   &  

A classic resource building and management game that is faithful to Ken Follett's masterpiece novel and mine stories. Using the privileges of some of the main characters, there are many paths to victory, but can you find one? The game is designed so that all skill levels have an equal chance to compete.

Time Slot: FRI16-18                         GM: Ryan O'Dell                                                                                        Players: 6

Location: Regency 18                        System: Pillars of the Earth by Mayfair Games                                              Type: Board

 

Rise of Augustus                                                 s   r   r   l  

Some would call this Roman bingo, but it is much more than that. You are a Tribune trying to build influence in the provinces and in the Senate of Rome. Will chance and proper planning allow you to build your influence faster than others? This is a quick game so we will be able to play several in the time slot.

Time Slot: FRI16-18                         GM: Steve Tyykila                                                                                     Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-04               System: Rise of Augustus by Asmodee Games                                              Type: Board

 

Tekumel Trivia                                                        n   r   &  

Come strain your brain answering multiple choice questions about details of the world of Tekumel that few people on this world would know. Make it to the top of the temple first and win the Gold of Imperial Glory. Knowledge of Tekumel is required to play.

Time Slot: FRI16-18                         GM: Stephen Vossler                                                                                   Players: 8

Location: Studio 01-01                      System: Home Rules                                                                                  Type: Card

Sponsored by Tekumel Track

 

Templar: The Secret Treasures                                       r   r   &  

Help the Knights Templar pick up treasures from the harbor and hide them in the secret abbey. Be careful, though: each person in the abbey can only help one Knight at a time, so if an opponent has asked Lucas for help you can't that turn! Plan your moves carefully or ring the Bells to recover your options. For more information, visit http://www.esglabs.com/cons/.

Time Slot: FRI16-18                         GM: Michael Miller                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-06               System: Templar: The Secret Treasures by Queen Games                                Type: Board

 

Zombicide: Prison Outbreak                                    s   r   r   &  

Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take on the role of survivors and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead! Zombies are predictable and stupid but deadly. Unfortunately for you, there are a LOT more zombies than you have bullets. Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak.

Time Slot: FRI16-18                         GM: Kristina Jager, Odin Gilbertson, Jeremy Porter                                          Players: 6

Location: Regency 17                        System: Zombicide by Guillotine Games                                                     Type: Board

 

 

Friday 18-20 – runs for 2 hours

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Castellan                                                      Y   s   r   r   l  

Four players work together to build a castle. Wall and tower pieces link to form courtyards. The player who finishes a courtyard claims it with a Keep. Your cards determine what pieces you get each turn... but you decide where to put them. If you're clever, the pieces played by your opponent can end up scoring for you!

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: Castellan by Steve Jackson Games                                                  Type: Board

 

Crashed! Bump in the Night                                        r   r   l  

You along with a small group of humans have survived a crash landing on a distant planet. In this session, you will try to answer the question, "Just what is going bump in the night?" Each "crashed" session will help to build the community of survivors.

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: William Stenross                                                                                 Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-03                      System: Abstract Dungeon by Sneak Attack Press                                           Type: RPG

 

Evil Baby Orphanage                                           s   r   r   &  

Help prehabiliate some of history's greatest villains. Play the role of a time traveling nanny and adopt tyrants from the time-stream so you can guide them towards honest futures. But watch out! An orphanage full of the most unruly babies in history is not easy to run. If baby management is achieved quickly, we will also play an Evil Baby favorite - Run for your Life Candyman!

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Timothy P. Moore                                                                               Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-01               System: Evil Baby Orphanage by Wyrd Miniatures                                         Type: Card

 

Hoplomachus                                                          r   r   &  

Hoplomachus [ha-ploh-ma-kuss], or 'Hoplo' for short, is a hex-based tactical board game set inside a gladiatorial arena. Play our award winning Hoplo: The Lost Cities, or the latest expansion Hoplo: Rise of Rome! Choose from 5 unique cities and face off in a solo, co-op, or versus battle! Test your mettle against fierce beasts, dangerous criminals, powerful titans, and other rival cities.

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Adam Carlson                                                                                     Players: 4

Location: Regency 03                        System: Hoplomachus by Chip Theory Games                                              Type: Board

 

Kill Dr. Lucky                                                       r   r   &  

You've always hated Dr. Lucky and hoped some day to kill him, but that's easier said than done. Now you find yourself in his mansion with several like-minded people when the lights go out. It's time to get busy.

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Daniel Underbakke                                                                               Players: 5

Location: Board Room 2-08               System: Kill Dr. Lucky by Cheapass Games                                                   Type: Card

 

Legends of Chaos                                                     r   r   &  

Legends of Chaos is a FAST-Paced fantasy multi-player role playing card game where you the player/gamer will have the opportunity to be one of seven very powerful warriors who are all competing for the legendary Books of Chaos. With the right Arsenal your warrior could obtain the ultimate goal...VICTORY! Your Warrior - Your Choice - Your Fate Legends of Chaos.

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Ryan Goebel                                                                                       Players: 7

Location: Board Room 1-02               System: Legends of Chaos by Creative Revolutions                                         Type: Card

 

One System To Play Them All Part 2                       s   r   r   l  

Using characters created in the previous session: It may be a one-way mission; some were volun-told, others volunteered, but the new discoveries will make you famous. They might even name a discovery after you. One small problem; every unmanned probe lasted only a few hours on the surface of the nearby planet, but the Supremacy wants to know what's happening.

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Lenise Rankin                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Studio 02-07                      System: Crossed Energies by JHLRA                                                       Type: Seminar

Sponsored by Crossed Energies

 

Run, Fight, or Die                                              s   r   r   l  

A zombie game like no other! Face zombies from a first person perspective. The undead hordes are back, and they're coming straight for you. You will have a unique character and must search for weapons and townsfolk to help you fend off the zombies. Dice are rolled to determine your actions. Run, fight, or die.

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Carol Jud                                                                                           Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-05               System: Run, Fight, or Die! by Grey Fox Games                                          Type: Board

 

SURVIVE!                                                          r   r   l  

An island is sinking due to a volcanic eruption. You have to get as many people as you can to a safe island, but many dangers await you. Serpents, whales, giant squid, and sharks OH MY! This is a newer version of Survive and the Giant Squid expansion will be used.

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Regency 21                        System: Survive by Parker Brothers                                                            Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

The Downfall of Pompeii                                       s   r   r   l  

Come to beautiful Pompeii! Use your cards to attract your friends and relatives to visit select sites there. But beware the dreaded Vesuvius card means the volcano awakens. Fiery lava begins to spew onto the unsuspecting city. Now you must struggle to get your people out of the doomed town before they are engulfed. Lead the most survivors to safety and you win!

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Lois Travis                                                                                         Players: 4

Location: Regency 17                        System: Downfall of Pompeii by Mayfair Games                                            Type: Board

 

Thunder Alley                                                    s   r   r   &  

Thunder Alley is a stock car racing game with the feel and flexibility of a card-driven simulation. Drafting, teamwork, accidents, yellow flags, pit strategy, working to lead laps, and sprints to the finish are all included and bring the feel of racing to the game. Players control not one car, but a team of 3-6 cars. This game takes 5 minutes to explain and is a lot of fun.

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Gordon Pueschner                                                                                Players: 7

Location: Conference Room B-01        System: Thunder Alley by GMT Games                                                      Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Unexploded Cow                                                 s   r   r   l  

Europe. Summer 1997. Two problems, one common solution: mad cow disease in England; unexploded landmines in France. Bring 'em together and Boom! Problems solved (and money to collect in the bargain!) So round up your herd, march them through France, and see what happens! If you're lucky, you'll come home rich before Greenpeace gets hold of you.

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: David Novak                                                                                       Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-08               System: Unexploded Cow by Cheapass Games                                               Type: Card

 

Union Pacific                                                    s   r   r   &  

Build railroads across the county and try to acquire stock in the most valuable companies.

Time Slot: FRI18-20                         GM: Mike Backstrom                                                                                  Players: 9

Location: Conference Room B-04        System: Union Pacific by Rio Grande Games                                                Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

 

Friday 18-22 – runs for 4 hours

 

Andromeda Wars                                                s   r   r   &  

The Pirates are back! Once more, the Imperial Navy must defend the Omega Sector from their brutal raids. As the Pirates you must show the Sector who is really in charge by leaving savaged Imperial ships in your wake as you prepare to "resupply" your fleet from the wealthy Omega worlds. Andromeda Wars is a fast paced tactical space combat game. Easy to learn, easy to engage the enemy, easy to die.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Steve Bauman                                                                                     Players: 8

Location: Board Room 2-01               System: Home Rules                                                                          Type: Miniatures

 

BattleTech Total Warfare Grinder                           s   r   r   l  

Battle in increasingly more powerful mechs. Start simple and work your way up to more advanced mechs. This will be played with new players in mind. If you are a veteran, come by and blow stuff up.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Andrew Krull                                                                                      Players: 8

Location: Conference Room F-09        System: BattleTech by FASA                                                              Type: Miniatures

 

Bearing a Grudge                                                s   r   r   l  

The Two Sisters Trading Post needs some genuine help. Deep in the forest, it is running out of supplies as kobolds, bandits, and even wild animals attack the travelers and traders on their way to and from it. If something isn't done about this soon, the trading post is going to have to change it's name or get into another line of business.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Mario M. Butter                                                                                  Players: 8

Location: Studio 02-03                      System: Castles & Crusades by Troll Lord Games                                          Type: RPG

 

Blood: Path of the Shinobi                                         r   r   ~  

A cut-throat adventure game where a shadowy subculture of Shinobi strive and fight for their very existence against cruel overlords, brutal corporations, and a corrupt religious institute.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Brandon Radke                                                                                    Players: 5

Location: Studio 03-03                      System: D20 by Lettuce Inn Games                                                              Type: RPG

 

Car Wars Amateur Knight                                         r   r   l  

Want to try your hand at this classic game of vehicular combat? Think you've got what it takes? Then come and join SPARK and take one of our pre-generated 20K cars into the Killebrew Memorial to slug it out. Bring a friend!  

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Peter Jansen, Eric J. O'Denius                                                                Players: 8

Location: Board Room 2-02               System: Car Wars 3rd Ed. by Steve Jackson Games                                       Type: Board

 

Cthulhu Wakes Up Seattle!                                   s   r   r   ~  

The Seattle Crime Fighters Alliance receives a telegram-Dr. Henry Armitage of Arkham U warns the recent kidnapping of a local heiress has occult origins. Which of the over 100 members will help Lobster Johnson of the BPRD investigate? Will it be Batman, the Shadow, Wonder Woman, Superman, Miss America, or another member? This adventure combines pulp era superheroes with the Lovecraftian Mythos. Systems used is a mix of End All Be All and Call of Cthulu.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Mark Hinterthuer                                                                                 Players: 6

Location: Studio 04-02                      System: Home Rules                                                                                 Type: RPG

 

Diplomacy                                                             i   r   &  

No dice, no luck. Just negotiation. Make alliances, prepare to back stab. Play as friends, leave as enemies. Each player controls one of seven balanced nations at the outbreak of World War 1. Turns consist of negotiating with other players and writing orders. All orders are announced together. Chaos ensues are you realize your ally has attacked you!

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Brad Weber                                                                                        Players: 7

Location: Regency 18                        System: Diplomacy by Avalon Hill                                                             Type: Board

 

Embassy Crisis Simulation                                           r   r   &  

Benghazi! Well, no – you're supposed to do better. Each player has an embassy role - Ambassador, deputy, Security Officer, and intel chief. The group has collective goals: preservation of American life and property; and individual goals. The Embassy is in the fictional country of Erewhon; characters are pre-rolled. No specific rules are used; the GM is a retired US diplomat.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Alan Carlson                                                                                       Players: 4

Location: Studio 06-02                      System: Home Rules                                                                                 Type: RPG

Sponsored by House of Indie Games

 

Ex Liber Maleficium                                                r   c   ~  

A disturbing manuscript of uncertain provenance, acquired under dodgy circumstances by a barely respectable dealer in antiquities, and handful of wannabe owners who couldn't care less about the legal niceties. No wonder someone hired your agency to make sure everyone plays nice. Crooks, femmes fatales, & 1930's hard-boiled detectives using the Trail of Cthulhu rules, without the Cthulhu.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Philip Woutat                                                                                     Players: 4

Location: Studio 04-01                      System: Gumshoe by Pelgrane Press                                                             Type: RPG

 

Operation Polar Strike                                              r   r   l  

The PCs play a team of Rebel Alliance SpecForce troopers tasked with supporting the fledgling rebellion on the world Flax in the Sumitra Sector.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Brent Evanger                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Studio 02-05                      System: Star Wars Age of Rebellion by Fantasy Flight Games                          Type: RPG

 

Rockets' Red Glare                                                  r   r   &  

The latest Nazi super weapon is launching rocket artillery at London. Bombers can't destroy it without also leveling a POW camp. Your team must knock it out before all of London is flattened.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Nathan Nolan                                                                                      Players: 7

Location: Studio 05-06                      System: Godlike by Arc Dream Publishing                                                    Type: RPG

 

Seeds of Rebirth                                                      i   r   &  

Does the Tree of Life bring immortality? King George has outfitted his best ship and will risk sending you to the tropics. You are the shore party of the HMS Vita Longus. Captain Blalock and his crew are old salts, but this is a long voyage away from Albion. Can you find the legendary Tree? Can you bring back seeds so it can blossom in Albion? This is the 2nd of 3 Tree of Life stories.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Kent King                                                                                          Players: 8

Location: Studio 05-05                      System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

Steel Gladiator: Skies on Fire                                 s   r   r   &  

You're an athlete. You pilot a 50-ton mecha against other gladiators in all-out brawls for fun and profit. At least, that was the plan. Then they came. Invaders from another world. Destroying everything in their path. Now you have to team up with your former rivals to stop these invaders before they destroy everything you hold dear.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Matthew J. Hanson                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-02                      System: Savage Worlds by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc                                   Type: RPG

 

Super Heroes Showdown                                              r   r   &  

Get ready for some super high flying and intergalactic fighting action as super heroes and villains battle it out in Capital City. Straight from Savage Worlds Showdown miniature rules and their Super Powers Companion 2nd edition, a quick and easy tailored skirmish is about to begin. So get those capes out and energize your powers as a super heroes showdown is about to be unleashed!

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Michael Ysker                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Conference Room F-10        System: Savage Worlds Showdown by Pinnacle Entertainment Group        Type: Miniatures

 

Tekumel: Intercalary Intrigue                                        r   r   &  

The Intercalary days in Thraya are 5 days of celebrations, culminating on the 5th day with the great Belkhanu festival "The Transformation of the Spirit-Soul." Unfortunately, the assassination of one of your senior clan members on the 1st Intercalary day threatens to put a damper on your celebrations. Can you find the assassin and the reasons why it occurred before it ruins your entire celebration?

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Donald Kaiser                                                                                     Players: 8

Location: Studio 01-01                      System: Home Rules                                                                                 Type: RPG

Sponsored by Tekumel Track

 

That Which Lies Sleeping                                      s   r   r   ~  

The planetary governor of Tersek has contacted the Inquisition regarding an alien incursion onto her planet. Can you and your fellow acolytes stop the taint of Xenos before Exterminatus must be declared?

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Michael Johnson                                                                                  Players: 5

Location: Studio 02-06                      System: Dark Heresy by Fantasy Flight                                                         Type: RPG

 

The Dungeon Circuit: Season 6                                     r   r   &  

In the wake of catastrophe, Manvershentink's Modular Tower lies ruined, the MSNDC missing, and worse - lucrative product placement contracts are left unserviced. Will you delve the depths, brave decaying enchantments, hunt for (and show off) precious caches of ridiculous gear? Remember to keep your embedded broadcast crew from harm, as The Dungeon Circuit is scryed on location as it happens.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Justin T. Williams                                                                              Players: 5

Location: Studio 03-04                      System: Story Arc by Limestone Publishing                                                  Type: RPG

 

The World's Largest Dungeon                                      i   c   &  

Explore/loot a small part of a VERY BIG dungeon! An old-fashioned dungeon crawl through AEG's World's Largest Dungeon. You'll see what wants to have you for dinner... it could be ANY monster!

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Ed A. Eastman                                                                                    Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-04                      System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast                            Type: RPG

 

The Young Heroes                                             Y       r   c   l  

It's the last weekend before the start of school. Your parents have, reluctantly, agreed to let you go to the State Fair. They are hoping for a day without news coverage, a day their kids are not capturing criminals or thwarting kidnappers or rounding up escaped animals. It could be a quiet, peaceful day. Really it could! PC's provided.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Donald Prust                                                                                       Players: 7

Location: Studio 02-04                      System: Champions by Hero Games                                                             Type: RPG

 

Thunder Alley                                                    s   r   r   l  

Start the convention right by playing the surprise hit game of 2014, Thunder Alley. This is not your typical racing game because you run a team of several race cars, you are measured by the performance of your entire team of cars and you need to cooperate with your opponents to get ahead. It's too bad there is room for only one person in the winner's circle... There will be two games running beside each other, one to introduce the game to players and one for the more experienced players.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Paul O'Connor                                                                                   Players: 14

Location: Regency 14                        System: Thunder Alley by GMT Games                                                      Type: Board

 

Tomb of Rakoss the Undying                                       r   c   &  

Rokoss was a great wizard of ages past who served the Corand Price of the Great Kingdom. Tales tell of his military prowess, but one defeat earned the wrath of his master. The Grand Prince has had Rakoss sealed in a cursed tomb somewhere in the Cairn Hills. What treasure was buried with him? What horrors remain for those entering his tomb? Only the brave dare to seek out the tomb of Rakoss!

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Jodi Baumgard                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Studio 02-02                      System: Castles & Crusades by Troll Lord Games                                          Type: RPG

 

Tombstone                                                              r   r   ~  

It's easy to feel alone as the shadows gather and the pale moon rises over the High Plains. The Apache say that on nights like this, the cold wind from the prairie has a mind of its own and a malignant chill, born of the darkness, which eats at your warmth, and steals all compassion.

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Jeff Rothecker                                                                                      Players: 6

Location: Studio 15-01                      System: Chaosium RPG System by Chaosium                                               Type: RPG

 

Trojan                                                                 r   r   ~  

It is 2075. With the demand for metals skyrocketing, asteroid mining operations have become commonplace. You're a miner hollowing out those rocks for profit. The new warp drives have made mining the asteroids near Jupiter practical, and the deep scans indicate Talon 6 is rich in Iridium. You look forward to a huge payout. What could possibly go wrong?

Time Slot: FRI18-22                         GM: Jim Beecher                                                                                        Players: 7

Location: Studio 03-01                      System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium                                                          Type: RPG

 

 

Friday 18-02 – runs for 8 hours

 

Miniatures Bring & Battle                                       i   g   &  

Terrain Specialties provides the terrain, you bring a painted force for Warhammer 40K/Fantasy, Warmachine/Hordes, Bolt Action WWII, Mordheim, etc., and find an opponent to spend the evening battling it out. Join in this event at any time throughout the evening and play one-on-one or multiplayer games. A great opportunity to test your 40K army before Sunday's RTT. This event runs until midnight.

Time Slot: FRI18-02                         GM: Dan Helmen                                                                                      Players: 16

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Warhammer by Games Workshop                                             Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

Society in Shadow                                                     r   r   l  

In the shadows of our world, a secret battle ensues among supernatural forces. You are the Expressed, and you fight to defend a civilization that can't know about you. Join this established live-action role-playing game near the beginning of a new story in the world of SiS after a recent world reset.

Time Slot: FRI18-02                         GM: Scott Folke, Randy Herlick                                                                  Players: 50

Location: Elsinore Room 01               System: Six Stones by Six Stones                                                             Type: LARP

 

 

Friday 20-22 – runs for 2 hours

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l   

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Bang!                                                                  r   r   ~  

This card game (with expansions) lets players play the part of a character in a spaghetti western. The outlaws gun for the sheriff, the deputies need to protect the sheriff, and the renegade needs to trick the sheriff and his deputies into thinking he's one of them. A great party game for CotN! Rules will be taught if needed.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Eric Jennings                                                                                      Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-02               System: Bang! by Mayfair                                                                           Type: Card

 

Carcassonne                                                   Y   s   r   r   l  

Carcassonne is a tile-based game is similar to dominoes... If you play dominoes with people who rip the still-beating heart from your chest! This game is two-fold: build roads, fields and cities to earn points, and steal other peoples' land so they have to share points with you. This game can be a quiet, relaxing game, like dominoes. Or it can be a soul-crushing, brutal game.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Michael Jerde                                                                                      Players: 5

Location: Regency 16                        System: Carcassonne by Rio Grande                                                            Type: Board

 

Cards Against Humanity                                       s   r   r   ~  

Do you like Apples to Apples? This is the adult version full of innuendos, rudeness, and just down right nastiness -- not intended for children. It's a great party game for horrible people - be prepared to be offended.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Nyree Spurrier                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-03               System: Cards Against Humanity by Cards Against Humanity LLC                   Type: Card

 

Chez Cthulhu                                                    s   r   r   ~  

The Chez game gets even weirder when all the roomies are Cthulhu cultists. Collect slack and madness points while going to your dead-end job and dealing with a variety of "friends." WARNING: Mature themes.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: Chez by Steve Jackson Games                                                          Type: Card

 

CoC: Operation Trail Dust: Part 1                              i   c   ~  

The Cartel has found a new pipeline into the States. Your small group of undercover operatives is being sent into the Bahamas to discover who, or what is using this unknown track.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Dean Anderson                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Studio 04-03                      System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium                                                          Type: RPG

 

Crashed! Drinking Water                                           r   r   l  

You along with a small group of humans have survived a crash landing on a distant planet. In this session, you will try to answer the question, Is there any potable water on this planet not protected by giant aliens?" Each "crashed" session will help to build the community of survivors.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: William Stenross                                                                                 Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-03                      System: Abstract Dungeon by Sneak Attack Press                                           Type: RPG


 

Crossfire                                                               r   r   &  

Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game. Since its initial release, Crossfire has grown to encompass over 150 monsters, about 3000 maps to explore, an elaborate magic system, 13 races, 15 character classes, a system of skills, and many artifacts and treasures. Crossfire is based in a medieval fantasy world and is similar to other games of this genre.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Rick Tanner                                                                                        Players: 4

Location: Conference Room I-01         System: Crossfire by Crossfire Development Team                                   Type: Computer

Sponsored by Real Time

 

Let's Play Cards!                                                    r   r   &  

Two hours. A deck of cards? Euchre? Spades? Hearts? Rummy? We'll decide when you get here. I'll bring the cards.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Wendy Seidl                                                                                       Players: 3

Location: Board Room 1-04               System: Various Card Games                                                                       Type: Card

 

Power Struggle                                                        r   r   l  

Here's your chance to enter the corporate rat race. In Power Struggle you get a chance to take over departments, divisions, the board, and finally the chairman of the board. Bribe and back-stab to defeat your rivals in the game of cutthroat office politics.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Gene Velasco                                                                                      Players: 5

Location: Conference Room B-02        System: Power Struggle by Z-man Games                                                    Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Puerto Rico                                                           i   r   &  

This popular game needs no description.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Mike Backstrom                                                                                Players: 14

Location: Conference Room B-04        System: Puerto Rico by Rio Grande                                                            Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Robo Rally (Newer Version)                                  s   r   r   &  

It's a crazy race to each of the numbered flags! Use movement cards to 'program' your robot's path over a busy factory floor full of inconvenient (and sometimes deadly) obstacles: conveyor belts, lasers, pushers, pits, etc. The real fun comes when robots cross each other's path, and suddenly your perfect route is something less than that. Newer version includes some cool new movement options!

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Nancy Novak                                                                                      Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-08               System: RoboRally by Wizards of the Coast                                                 Type: Board

 

The Adventurers:Temple of Chac                                    r   r   l  

Do you possess the skills of Indiana Jones to beat the rolling stone, scale through the lava pool, race against the collapsing walls, wade the swirling underground river or dare to cross the broken down bridge to carry your treasures to safety? Test your wits against the other players in this game of Adventurers.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Regency 21                        System: The Adventurers: Temple of Chac by AEG/Dust Games                      Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Thunder Alley                                                    s   r   r   &  

Thunder Alley is a stock car racing game with the feel and flexibility of a card-driven simulation. Drafting, teamwork, accidents, yellow flags, pit strategy, working to lead laps, and sprints to the finish are all included and bring the feel of racing to the game. Players control not one car, but a team of 3-6 cars. This game takes 5 minutes to explain and is a lot of fun.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Gordon Pueschner                                                                                Players: 7

Location: Conference Room B-01        System: Thunder Alley by GMT Games                                                      Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Ticket to Ride: Expansions!                                    s   r   r   l  

Are you familiar with Ticket to Ride and interested to see how the expansions change up the game a bit? Then come join us as we travel through Europe, Africa, Nordic Countries and the Nederland. Or try your hand at what is often heard of as the "gamers version" of Ticket to Ride - Marklin.

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Renee Thorson                                                                                  Players: 13

Location: Board Room 2-07               System: Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder                                                  Type: Board

 

Zombicide Season 1                                               s   r   r   &  

Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take on the role of survivors and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead! Zombies are predictable, stupid but deadly. Unfortunately for you, there are a LOT more zombies than you have bullets. Find weapons, complete missions, kills zombies. The only way out is Zombicide!

Time Slot: FRI20-22                         GM: Kristina Jager, Odin Gilbertson, Jeremy Porter                                          Players: 6

Location: Regency 17                        System: Zombicide by Guillotine Games                                                     Type: Board

 

 

Friday 20-02 – runs for 6 hours

 

#0-01: Silent Tide                                                  i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 4–5). When strange reports of misty undead spread through Absalom, you and your fellow Pathfinders are dispatched to the half-drowned district of Puddles. Notoriously rough, the drooling addicts, flesh panderers, and quick-handed knifers of Puddles are the least of your worries. The night's tide brings with it an ancient armada of some long-forgotten war and you are the only thing between their mist-shrouded ghost fleet and Absalom's utter oblivion. Written by Michael Kortes.

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-03        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#0-03: Murder on the Silken Caravan                           i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 4–5). Volunteers are needed to escort the body of a deceased venture-captain across the parched Qadiran desert to Katheer. The Silken Caravan offers passage, hauling exotic treasures across the perilous sea of sands. You'll brave bandits, spies, and unwelcome mourners hell-bent on paying respects to your dead companion. Worse still, the caravan's mistress, a satin-swathed Qadiran princess, has designs of her own on you and your cargo. Written by Greg A. Vaughan.

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-12        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#0-08: Slave Pits of Absalom                                    i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 4–5). Someone kidnapped Lady Anilah Salhar—the Chelish wife of Dremdhet Salhar, one of Osirion's many Grand Ambassadors to Absalom—and sold her into slavery. With Salhar holding delve permits over the heads of the Decemvirute, the Pathfinders are sent to assist the Osirian Ambassador. Venturing into Absalom's darkest corners to save Lady Anilah, the Pathfinders must face the secrets of the Slave Pits to avoid becoming slaves themselves. Written by Lou Agresta

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 8

Location: Conference Room D-06        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#0-23: Tide of Morning                                           i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters (Tiers: 1–2 and 4–5). Venture-Captain Dennel Hamshanks sends you to convince an Andoren druid named Hemzel to allow the Pathfinder Society to study his recently discovered lorestone, a minor magical item that unlocks some of the mysteries of the ancient Andoren druid circles. When you arrive and find Hemzel murdered and the lorestone missing, you must race against time to recover the lorestone and stop Hemzel's murderers from using it against the druids of Andoran. Written by Steven Robert

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-04        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#1-29: The Devil We Know – Part I: Shipyard Rats        i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 7th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 3–4, and 6–7). When simultaneous kidnappings of Pathfinder and Aspis Consortium agents rock Cassomir's Imperial Naval Shipyards, the Society orders you to join forces with hated Aspis agents to solve the mystery. Can you work together with the enemies of the Society to uncover the source of the kidnappings, or will you perish in the shipyards of Cassomir? Written by Joshua J. Frost.

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-02        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#3-09: The Quest for Perfection – Part I: The Edge of Heaven        i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 1–5. In the distant land of Tian Xia, the Pathfinder Society's Lantern Lodge sends a team of agents high into the mountains of the Wall of Heaven to an abandoned Iroran monastery in search of a powerful relic to assist them in ensure victory in the upcoming Ruby Phoenix Tournament. Though the monastery has long laid unused by the faithful of the Master of Masters, it is not completely devoid of danger, and the PCs soon discover that merely retrieving the ancient artifact is but the beginning of a much larger quest. The Edge of Heaven is the first scenario in the three-part The Quest for Perfection campaign arc. It is followed by Pathfinder Society Scenario #3-11: The Quest for Perfection—Part II: On Hostile Waters and Pathfinder Society Scenario #3-13: The Quest for Perfection—Part III: Defenders of Nesting Swallow. All three chapters are intended to be played in order. Written by Jerall Toi, RPG Superstar 2011 runner up.

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-05        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-02: The Silver Mount Collection                             i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 3-7. The esteemed Blakros family—famous for their museum in Absalom—receives a large shipment of artifacts from Numeria but fears that the ever-vigilant Technic League will attack to reclaim its "stolen" property. When they request the help of Pathfinders to help guard the collection, the PCs discover that the Technic League is the least of their worries. Written by Crystal Frasier.

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-08        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-06: Hall of the Flesh Eaters                                  i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-5. Shrouded in thick fog, the shifting Gloomspires north of the Shackles have long frustrated explorers. However, a recent discovery by the Pathfinder Society has revealed a brief opportunity to navigate the columns safely and search for the lost treasure of the legendary pirate Eightfingers. The only problem is that the Pathfinders are not the only visitors to the Gloomspires. Written by Tom Phillips.

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-10        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-09: November Higher Tier: TBD                             i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 3-7

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-09        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-EX: Ruins of Bonekeep – Level Two: Maze to the Mind Slave                                                                   i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Special for characters of 3rd to 7th level (Tier 3–7). A group of Pathfinders recently delved into the ruins of Bonekeep, a siege fortress destroyed centuries ago. There they discovered not only terrifying threats but also extraordinary treasures. Warded by the magic of a senior Pathfinder, the party must explore as much of Bonekeep as they can before the spell dissipates, lest they too are enslaved by the enchanted maze that looks hauntingly more familiar with each discovery. Written by Jason Buhlman.

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-01        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

Base Under Siege                                                     r   r   &  

The Wells Temporal Intrusion Monitoring and Evaluation base is a remote site for monitoring the Novikov temporal rift at the edge of the Dundra system. Established in the late 49th century by the Time Agency, the Wells TIME base is the most isolated of the agency's monitoring locations. It is tasked with conducting deep chronal probes and early identification of unstable features in the rift.

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Gary M. Travis                                                                                   Players: 6

Location: Studio 02-07                      System: Doctor Who: AITAS by Cubicle 7                                                   Type: RPG

 

Cowboy Feng's Crosstime Bar                                       r   r   &  

It's the end of the World... something or someone in the bar will save either you or everyone. Find it or them before time runs out, the Poker Game ends, or BAD Karaoke happens to be safe. Characters provided.

Time Slot: FRI20-02                         GM: Roger Mlynczak, Jean Mlynczak                                                           Players: 12

Location: Studio 07-01                      System: Home Rules                                                                               Type: LARP

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

 

Friday 22-24 – runs for 2 hours

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Board Games: The Quiet Year                                     r   r   &  

The Quiet Year is a map game. You define the struggles of a post-apocalyptic community, and attempt to build something good within their quiet year. Every decision and every action is set against a backdrop of dwindling time and rising concern. The game is played using a deck of cards – each of the 52 cards corresponds to a week during the quiet year. Each card triggers certain events – bringing bad news, good omens, project delays and sudden changes in luck. At the end of the quiet year, the Frost Shepherds will come, ending the game.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Robert Cook                                                                                       Players: 4

Location: Studio 06-01                      System: The Quiet Year by Buried Without Ceremony                                   Type: Board

Sponsored by House of Indie Games

 

Cards Against Humanity                                            r   r   ~  

Play the game that put the "O" in offensive. If you like Apples to Apples but think the cards are too dull this is the game for you. If you are easily offended this game is not for you. People may play cards that reference race, religion, creed, etc.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Jim Spurrier                                                                                        Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-03               System: Cards Against Humanity by Cards Against Humanity LLC                   Type: Card

 

Circus Train                                                           r   r   &  

In this game you are the owner and operator of a small circus train in prohibition-era America. You are vying to employ the best talent while putting on the most magnificent show each month. Through clever card hand management, you control the movement of your train, making business decisions about talent, performances and payroll. Lots of theme and elbow rubbing in this fast-paced strategy game.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Gordon Pueschner                                                                                Players: 4

Location: Conference Room B-01        System: Circus Train by Victory Point Games                                              Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

CoC: Operation Trail Dust: Part 2                             i   c   ~  

Your group of investigators has seen some things and done some things not entirely wholesome. Now you can only pray that hopefully there is just a regular group of murderous drug dealers at the end of this mission.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Dean Anderson                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Studio 04-03                      System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium                                                          Type: RPG

 

Flea Marketeer                                                       r   r   ~  

"One person's trash is another's treasure" was never truer than in this game. Using your secret price list, buy kitschy items at low prices while selling them high. You can also run a side business of concessions for people to snack on while buying your overpriced "antiques."

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Eric J. O'Denius                                                                                  Players: 6

Location: Regency 18                        System: The Flea Market Game by The Flea Market LLC                               Type: Board

 

Frag Gold                                                        s   r   r   &  

The first-person shooter computer game comes to the board game!  Pick up weapons, frag somebody, and run! Respawn when you get fragged.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-08               System: FRAG by Steve Jackson Games                                                      Type: Board

 

Illuminati                                                         s   r   r   &  

Take over the world by one of the secret Illuminati societies. Whether your Illuminati is power, money, weirdness, destruction, or something else, control factions as varied as Mad Scientists to the dreaded IRS. Although the rules are precise and relatively easy to understand, each Illuminati can violate them to achieve their objective.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Adam Weiss                                                                                       Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-02               System: Illuminati by Steve Jackson Games                                                   Type: Card

 

King of Tokyo                                                Y   s   r   r   l  

You are a giant monster on a rampage in Tokyo. Your destructive feats earn you glory in the form of Victory points. It is a fast-paced, dice rolling board game of mass destruction. "B" movies come to life in the palms of your hands.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Regency 21                        System: King of Tokyo by Iello                                                                 Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

NetHack                                                          s   r   r   l  

NetHack (www.nethack.org) is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems. Assemble your hero from a choice of thirteen classes and five races as you enter the ASCII & text based adventure game. Your goal is to grab as much treasure as you can, retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, and escape the Mazes of Menace alive.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Rick Tanner                                                                                        Players: 4

Location: Conference Room I-01         System: NetHack Development Team by NetHack Development Team         Type: Computer

 

Pandemic                                                          s   r   r   &  

Four diseases have broken out in the world and it's up to a team of specialists in various fields to try to stem the tide of infection while finding cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped out. The diseases are outbreaking fast and time is running out. A truly cooperative game where you all win or you all lose.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Jodi Baumgard                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-05               System: Pandemic by Z-man Games                                                            Type: Board

 

Run for Your Life Candyman!                             Y   s   r   r   l  

It's every gingerbread man for himself in a mad dash for the border. And if you have to snap a few ginger limbs to save yourself, well...that's the way the cookie crumbles. Plushy gingerbread men will be used.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Marla Moyer                                                                                       Players: 6

Location: Regency 20                        System: Run for Your Life Candyman by Smirk & Dagger                              Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Seven Wonders                                                        i   r   &  

Each player will get a civilization with a wonder. You will lead this civilization in getting resources, trading with your neighbors, gaining military power, and building that civilization's wonder. The Leaders expansion will be included with the game. You should know the rules to Seven Wonders. The Leaders expansion can be taught to you.

Time Slot: FRI22-24                         GM: Mike Backstrom                                                                                Players: 20

Location: Conference Room B-04        System: Seven Wonders by Repos Productions                                             Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

 

Friday 22-02 – runs for 4 hours

 

Night Watch: War on Terror                                      r   r   ~  

Night Watch are a cabal of government agents from across multiple departments that hunt the things that go bump in the night. Terrorist chatter indicates a big biological attack is coming, but not from the usual suspects.

Time Slot: FRI22-02                         GM: Nathan Nolan                                                                                      Players: 5

Location: Studio 04-01                      System: Night's Black Agents (Gumshoe) by Pelgrane Press                             Type: RPG

 

Tekumel: The Broken Towers                                   s   r   r   &  

Explore The Time of No Kings, Tekumel's age of legends, in this old school swords and sorcery adventure.  The stone ruin stood empty fro centuries, little more than a tumble of rocks. Is is a castle? A wizard's towers? A monastery? Perhaps a prison? The beautiful and sexy queen of the city-state of Ru hires the adventurers to find out and return with spoils.

Time Slot: FRI22-02                         GM: Brett D. Slocum                                                                                  Players: 6

Location: Studio 01-02                      System: EPT by Homebrew                                                                        Type: RPG

Sponsored by Tekumel Track

 

The Tower Out of Time                                             r   c   &  

A mystifying tower crowned by a blinding blood-red light has appeared in the forest, arriving as a never-before-seen comet burns in the sky above. Only those heroes brave enough to confront what lurks behind the inexplicable walls of the Pharos of Scales can solve the mystery of the tower's puzzling arrival!

Time Slot: FRI22-02                         GM: John M. Dahlstrom                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Studio 02-05                      System: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG by Goodman Games                             Type: RPG

 

 

Friday 24-02 – runs for 2 hours

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: FRI24-02                         GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Munchkin (various)                                            s   r   r   &  

Munchkin now comes in over fifteen different flavors, with over twenty expansions and more than 14 booster packs. We'll be playing whichever genre players want to play. Kick the door down, kill the monsters, take their treasure, stab your buddy. It's the dungeon experience without all that stupid role-playing stuff!

Time Slot: FRI24-02                         GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: Munchkin by Steve Jackson Games                                                   Type: Card


Saturday Events

 

 

Saturday 08-10 – runs for 2 hours

 

AP-2-AP                                                            r   r   l  

The Word is: Fun -- Your Choices are:  Attend COTN, A Root Canal, Presidential assignation, Nose Hairs, and Eyebrow Tweezers... You are the Judge this round, how will you decide (I know my pick!) This is of course Apples to Apples, the crazy word matching game – tournament rules will be used and explained.

Time Slot: SAT08-10                        GM: Joelle Odeen                                                                                       Players: 6

Location: Studio 07-01                      System: Apples to Apples by Out of the Box                                                  Type: Card

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

Kitties Save Valentine's Day!                              Y   s   r   r   l  

Susan Berry and George Burke will both have to spend Valentines day alone... unless the magical kitties can save them. But that's easier said than done. They'll have to arrange dinner, find a baby sitter for Sophie, and figure out why that mysterious man is following George. Is he trying to ruin Valentines Day?!

Time Slot: SAT08-10                        GM: Matthew J. Hanson                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Studio 02-03                      System: Magical Kitties! by Sneak Attack Press                                             Type: RPG

 

Serenissima                                                        s   r   r   &  

Using scale-model galleys, move cargo out and about over the Mediterranean trade routes. Connect warehouses in an attempt to control the wealth of the sea and land. Some experience in resource games helpful but beginners are welcome for this one.

Time Slot: SAT08-10                        GM: Eric J. O'Denius                                                                                  Players: 4

Location: Regency 18                        System: Serenissima 2nd Ed. by Asmodee                                                   Type: Board

 

Unexploded Cow                                                 s   r   r   l  

Europe. Summer 1997. Two problems, one common solution: mad cow disease in England; unexploded landmines in France. Bring 'em together and Boom! Problems solved (and money to collect in the bargain!) So round up your herd, march them through France, and see what happens! If you're lucky, you'll come home rich before Greenpeace gets hold of you.

Time Slot: SAT08-10                        GM: David Novak                                                                                       Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-08               System: Unexploded Cow by Cheapass Games                                               Type: Card

 

Wizard Kings                                                Y   s   r   r   l  

Stop by and learn this fast-paced exciting block game. Players assume the role of leader of their group (one of 7 different possibilities). Use cunning, skill, bluff and daring to out-wit your opponent. Fun for the whole family and can handle 1-10 players at a time. With additional maps a huge war can be fought. Walk-ins welcome.

Time Slot: SAT08-10                        GM: Cal Stengel                                                                                       Players: 10

Location: Conference Room F-01        System: Wizard Kings by Columbia Games                                                 Type: Board

Sponsored by Columbia Games Inc .

 

 

Saturday 08-14 – runs for 6 hours

 

#0-04: The Frozen Fingers of Midnight                         i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 4–5).  Skelg the Ripper, envoy from the Land of the Linnorm Kings, lies wasting in his villa on the outskirts of Absalom. A frigid curse followed Skelg from his northern homeland and grips his bearish heart in its frosty embrace. As the bizarre freezing ailment pushes Skelg to the brink of death, the Society dispatches you and your fellow Pathfinders to uncover the secrets of the freezing curse before Absalom falls to its icy grip. Written by Craig Shackleton

Time Slot: SAT08-14                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-12        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-01: Trial by Machine                                          i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-5. More than a millennium has passed since the "machine mage" Karamoss's failed siege of Absalom, and for years the Pathfinder Society has used upper reaches of his subterranean siege tower as a training ground for initiates. During a routine drill, the once-dormant dungeon springs to life, and it will take all the PCs' resourcefulness and skill to make it out alive. Written by Sean McGowan.

Time Slot: SAT08-14                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-05        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-05: Slave Ships of Absalom                                    i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-5. The metropolis of Absalom promotes commerce in its many forms, and although slavery is legal, it is increasingly common for citizens to frown on the institution. The practice becomes more questionable when an ally of the Pathfinder Society traces an attempt at supernatural surveillance through a slave. Sent as independent sleuths, the PCs must track down the source of this espionage, which takes them deep into underbelly of one of Absalom's darkest industries. Content in ÒSlave Ships of AbsalomÓ also contributes directly to the ongoing storylines of the Liberty's Edge and Sovereign Court factions. Written by Mark Garringer.

Time Slot: SAT08-14                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                              Players: 12

Location: Conference Room D-08        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-08: November Lower Tier: TBD                              i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-5

Time Slot: SAT08-14                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                              Players: 12

Location: Conference Room D-06        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-09: November Higher Tier: TBD                             i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 3-7

Time Slot: SAT08-14                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-10        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

Beneath the Red Dragon Inn                                         r   r   &  

After the latest in a string of profitable adventures, your party returns to your favorite place to unwind – the Red Dragon Inn. Before you can even order a drink though, the wench asks for your help. Play as your favorite character from the "Red Dragon Inn" card game. COSTUMES ENCOURAGED! The first person at the table in costume, as a given character, gets that character if they want it (if available). *The GM will delay start of game until 9 a.m., if necessary, to allow players time to appear.*

Time Slot: SAT08-14                        GM: Richard L. Schreiber                                                                             Players: 4

Location: Studio 07-02                      System: D&D 5th Edition by Wizards of the Coast                                         Type: RPG

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

Dreadball Intro League                                         s   r   r   l  

A new Sci-Fi Sports game by Mantic. We will play 3 rounds of games. No prior knowledge or minis are needed to play. We will be supplying 6 or more painted teams for you to choose from. So let's hit the pitch and learn a new game.

Time Slot: SAT08-14                        GM: Levi Ott                                                                                             Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-06               System: Dreadball by Mantic Games                                                           Type: Board

 

Ruins of Bonekeep – Level Three: The Waking Tomb          i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Special for characters of 5th to 9th level (Tier 5-9). The Pathfinders descend deeper into the ruins of Bonekeep, a centuries-old siege fortress. The deeper dungeons hold even deadlier threats, yet even they cannot compare to the terrible revelations of the tower's true purpose.  Written by Jason Buhlman.

Time Slot: SAT08-14                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                              Players: 24

Location: Conference Room D-01        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG


 

 

Saturday 10-12 – runs for 2 hours

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Build a Better Dystopia                                        s   r   r   &  

Euphoria is a worker-placement game where dice are your workers. You will generate commodities, dig tunnels to infiltrate opposing areas, construct markets, collect artifacts, strengthen allegiances, and fulfill secret agendas. Euphoria was funded through Kickstarter and puts a unique twist on a standard game type.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: JD Stocksett                                                                                       Players: 5

Location: Regency 17                        System: Euphoria by Stonemaier Games                                                      Type: Board

 

Canvas Falcons: WWI Dogfights                                 r   r   l  

Take to the skies over the trenches in a variety of quick, easy to learn games: Wings of War/Glory; Blue Max; Flying Circus Deluxe, Age of Aces; and Dogfight.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Alan Carlson                                                                                       Players: 6

Location: Conference Room B-03        System: Wings of War by Fantasy Flight Games                                           Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Carcassonne                                                       s   r   r   l  

Play the classic tile-laying game where you strategically place meeples to gain influence. This game will use inns & cathedrals as part of the base game; a number of additional expansions will be available to play including: Traders & Builders, Abbey & Mayor, and Castles, Bridges and Bazaars.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Eric Jennings                                                                                      Players: 5

Location: Regency 16                        System: Carcassonne by Rio Grande                                                            Type: Board

 

China                                                             s   r   r   l  

China is an abstracted game of political influence. Players use cards to place pieces into the nine regions. When all house spaces in a region are filled players score for majorities of houses in that region. At game end, players score for having majorities of emissaries in two adjacent regions. Players also score for having 4 plus houses in an uninterrupted sequence along roads on the board.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: David Chau                                                                                        Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-05               System: China by Uberplay                                                                       Type: Board

 

Crashed! Beacon of Hope?                                          r   r   l  

You along with a small group of humans have survived a crash landing on a distant planet. In this session, the community has detected what might be their missing beacon. With it, the community could be saved! Each "crashed" session will help to build the community of survivors.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: William Stenross                                                                                 Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-03                      System: Abstract Dungeon by Sneak Attack Press                                           Type: RPG

 

Dreadball Training Camp                                      s   r   r   &  

Dreadball is the hyper-violent Sci-Fi sports game that is sweeping the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Two teams clash on the pitch in a game that resembles hockey, basketball, and quidditch. Do you have what it takes to be in the big leagues?

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Mike Zebrowski                                                                                  Players: 8

Location: Conference Room F-07        System: Dreadball by Mantic Games                                                           Type: Board

 

Dueling Aces                                                          r   r   &  

It's 1944 WWII and you're flying on patrol over France with your squadron when you spot bandits at 12 o'clock. Drop your tanks and full throttle into battle against highly skilled enemy pilots. Can your squadron take them all down or are you gonna be forced to ditch and risk being a POW? It's a dogfight of Aces in the skies and only one side can win.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Timothy G. Leonard                                                                            Players: 6

Location: Conference Room F-03        System: Home Rules                                                                          Type: Miniatures

 

Dungeon!                                                      Y   s   r   r   l  

How deep into the Dungeon do you dare venture? Your Wizard might not survive the Purple Worm or the Red Dragon, but the Giant Spider is an easy victory! The Silver Cup is yours! Kill monsters and get treasures while exploring the intricate 3-D dungeon. Remember: The deeper the level, the bigger the treasure. Watch out for secret doors and traps! The original classic board game in 3-D.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Quentin Denzene, Donald Bauman                                                          Players: 8

Location: Board Room 2-01               System: Dungeon! by TSR                                                                 Type: Miniatures

 

Illuminati                                                         s   r   r   &  

Take over the world by one of the secret Illuminati societies. Whether your Illuminati is power, money, weirdness, destruction, or something else, control factions as varied as Mad Scientists to the dreaded IRS. Although the rules are precise and relatively easy to understand, each Illuminati can violate them to achieve their objective.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Adam Weiss                                                                                       Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-02               System: Illuminati by Steve Jackson Games                                                   Type: Card

 

Learn Race for the Galaxy                                         r   r   &  

Build galactic civilizations by exploring worlds and making technological and social developments. Build your civilization into an economic engine or a military empire! This is a moderately complex game.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Daniel Hillis                                                                                       Players: 6

Location: Regency 15                        System: Race for the Galaxy by Rio Grande Games                                        Type: Board

 

Machi Koro                                                      s   r   r   l  

You've just been elected mayor. Armed with your trusty die and a dream to grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. In this fast-paced dice game, each turn players roll dice & collect income from their buildings and maybe steal from their neighbors. Now with money in hand players build a new building or landmark. The player to construct all of his landmarks first wins.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Jeffrey R. Sutton                                                                                  Players: 8

Location: Board Room 2-02               System: Machi Koro by Foxgames                                                               Type: Card

 

Ninja Burger                                                 Y   s   r   r   l  

You are a ninja. Whatever the obstacles, whatever the opposition, you can deliver a burger and fries anywhere. In 30 minutes or less. You will bring honor to your franchise!

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: Ninja Burger by Steve Jackson Games                                               Type: Card

 

Oh No! Fire! For Beginners!                                  s   r   r   l  

This game is for beginners to learn to play Flash Point: Fire Rescue.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Brian Hole                                                                                          Players: 6

Location: Regency 18                        System: Flash Point: Fire Rescue by Indie Boards and Cards                           Type: Board

 

Parts Unknown                                                       r   r   &  

Ever since the ramblings of that crazy Dr. Frankenstein, the race is on to perfect the technique and the demand for parts is through the roof of the coffin. As an independent businessman, it is your chance to make a killing, prying cash from cold, dead fingers. So contact your favorite Birk or some other chop shop resurrections-man and start moving some inventory.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Timothy P. Moore                                                                               Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-01               System: Parts Unknown by CheapAss Games                                                 Type: Card

 

The Robotic Grind                                                   i   r   &  

What do you do when you're a factory-running AI and bored? Have robot races, of course! How long until you do the robot dance? 

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Peter Jansen                                                                                        Players: 5

Location: Regency 19                        System: RoboRally by Wizards of the Coast                                                 Type: Board

 

Ticket to Ride                                                        r   r   l  

Ticket to Ride is a cross country train adventure. Players collect cards of various types of train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities in North America. The longer the routes, the more points earned. Points are also earned by completing Destination tickets and building the longest continuous railway.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Virginia Chau                                                                                     Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-04               System: Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder                                                  Type: Board

 

Walking Dead Board Game: TBD                               r   r   &  

The Walking Dead Board Game: The Best Defense is a cooperative board game. The Survivors must defend four key locations from Walkers - the Farm, the Prison, the Town and the Highway - in order to stay alive for 12 rounds. We may play multiple games if time allows.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Bryan Vogh                                                                                        Players: 4

Location: Regency 14                        System: The Walking Dead Board Game by Cryptozoic                                 Type: Board

 

Warloads of Plastic                                                 r   c   l  

Lego table-top combat. Pit your team of armed-to-the-teeth MiniFigures against others in a modifiable terrain setting.

Time Slot: SAT10-12                        GM: Warren Fritze, Michael Schmid                                                              Players: 4

Location: Conference Room F-12        System: Home made by None                                                              Type: Miniatures

 

 

Saturday 10-14 – runs for 4 hours

 

A Rose by Any Other Name                                        i   c   &  

To learn the truth behind a cryptic message from a dying man, the PCs must solve a series of puzzles and face off against secretive but tireless enemies. This event ran last year as Vashnik's Voyage.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Nate Christen                                                                                      Players: 5

Location: Studio 02-01                      System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

A Sapling Grows                                                     n   r   &  

The sailor's tales of the Tree of Life appear to be true. King George sent the HMS Vita Longus in search of the rumors. It's crew returned with tales of islands far away. Now Sir Flux Vacelle and friends are going to retrieve saplings to bring the healing properties to London, Oxford, and all of Albion. This is the 3rd story of the Tree of Life.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Kent King                                                                                          Players: 8

Location: Studio 05-05                      System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

A Stone's Wager                                                s   r   r   l  

Your job is to escort an item from the Castle Olmutz south to the Kingdom of Kayomar, making sure the cargo successfully reaches it's destination in one piece. The first section of this journey takes your party to the Great Wall...

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Mario M. Butter                                                                                  Players: 8

Location: Studio 02-03                      System: Castles & Crusades by Troll Lord Games                                          Type: RPG

 

A vacation is required...                                             r   c   &  

So you took a demon in and out of heaven (sort of). Your retreat into the woods was a flop. Now your confused demon and a baffled superior are having an issue with their email... Michael suggests a vacation! Who are we to argue? This event is rated general, but will deal with specific subjects in a mature fashion only.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Richard Odeen                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Studio 07-01                      System: In Nomine by Steve Jackson Games                                                  Type: RPG

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

Advanced Dungeon Crawl 2.0                                     r   r   &  

Putting the "Old School" back in looting! Play one of 25 AD&D characters as you venture into a deadly dungeon filled with countless creatures of evil. Spells, scrolls, potions and weapons of all kind will aid in your survival as you search for priceless treasures. All materials and scaled-down mechanics are taken from AD&D. Dungeon miniatures, terrain, and all gaming supplies provided.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Michael Ysker                                                                                     Players: 8

Location: Conference Room F-10        System: AD&D by TSR                                                                     Type: Miniatures

 

All's Well That End's Well                                      r   r   ~  

The rim - this is no place for a civilized transhuman. The job: locate a bleeding edge tech for a corp. Reading the contract, your CPU reads reverse thrusters and head back to the closest gravity well, but your optics long to perceive positive signs in your credit readouts. How dangerous can a 300m long hab be? Approaching your target, you feel something deep's going down. You backed up?

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Jeff Conrad                                                                                          Players: 5

Location: Studio 05-01                      System: Eclipse Phase by Posthuman Studios                                                Type: RPG

 

Arkham Horror                                                       r   r   &  

Lovecraftian board game where the players work together to prevent the end of the world. I'll also bring several expansions to the base game - depending on the players' experience level and preference, we may or may not use them.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Wendy Seidl                                                                                       Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-09               System: Arkham Horror Boardgame by Fantasy Flight  Games                        Type: Board

 

Caravan on the High Plateau                                       r   r   &  

Entangled in a war against the Spanish in their so-called New Crusade, Moctezuma, the Great Speaker of the Aztec Empire, has ordered a dozen cannons from the pirates of Port Royal. As the pochteca caravan makes its way across the high plateau, it encounters a Spanish patrol, but that is the least of its worries. Heirs to the Lost World is a swashbuckling RPG set in an alternate history 1665.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Chad Davidson                                                                                    Players: 5

Location: Studio 06-01                      System: Heirs to the Lost World by Obsidian Serpent Games                           Type: RPG

Sponsored by House of Indie Games

 

Caverna: the Cave Farmers                                          r   r   &  

For those of you who liked Agricola but did not like all those occupation and improvement cards, this is the game for you. Instead of being a medieval farm family you will be a dwarf family living in a mountain cave. You will dig into the mountain and make different types of rooms. You'll also farm the land near the mountain and raise animals.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Mike Backstrom                                                                                  Players: 9

Location: Conference Room B-04        System: Caverna by Mayfair                                                                       Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Citizen Buel-R's Day Off                                        r   c   &  

Citizens! Congratulations on completing your recent mission! Report for debriefing and potential assignment to vacation duty. Fun will be had; The Computer said so! For more information, visit http://www.esglabs.com/cons/.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Michael Miller                                                                                    Players: 6

Location: Studio 02-08                      System: Paranoia XP by Mongoose Publishing                                              Type: RPG

 

Coliseum                                                          s   r   r   &  

You are the owner and promoter of your own coliseum. You want to put on the best show to attract the Emperor. Play the music, race the chariots, have gladiators duel to the death, dress up the coliseum, or feed the lions. The choice is yours. This is a thumbs-up board game!

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.                                                                              Players: 5

Location: Regency 21                        System: Coliseum by Days of Wonder                                                         Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Criminal Minds                                                      r   c   &  

Criminal Minds: Patterned Partners. When two mutilated bodies are found within days of each other along a remote state park road, the BAU is called in to investigate a possible serial killer. Nearly a week passes before a third body is found, but in a different state park and it has the signature of an unsub from over 20 years ago.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Lenise Rankin                                                                                     Players: 8

Location: Studio 02-06                      System: Crossed Energies by JHLRA                                                           Type: RPG

Sponsored by Crossed Energies

 

Heroscape - Free Play                                               r   r   l  

Bring your own army if desired. 300 point armies provided along with maps. Heroscape is a strategic battle game using prepainted miniatures. It is easy to learn yet hard to master. There is no single best army. The best army is one you are comfortable playing. Each game runs 20-40 minutes. Free play. Delta points or Classic points. Customs welcome.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Brad Weber, Carter Weber                                                                   Players: 12

Location: Conference Room F-08        System: Heroscape by Hasbro                                                              Type: Miniatures

 

Massacre                                                              r   r   ~  

The year is 1862. Your family has done well since moving to Minnesota. The farm is very successful, though the Sioux have been unhappy lately and many of the children appear to be sick. What happens when the members of an extended farm family must face a terror from beyond the stars and events so horrible they can never be forgotten? This game contains adult themes, players must be 18+.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Jim Beecher                                                                                        Players: 6

Location: Studio 04-01                      System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium                                                          Type: RPG

 

Miniatures Open Gaming                                           i   g   &  

Terrain Specialties will provide multiple tables of themed terrain and you provide your own painted force for Warhammer 40K/Fantasy, Warmachine/Hordes, Bolt Action WWII, Mordheim, etc. Join in any time throughout the time slot, find an opponent and play one-on-one or mutiplayer battles. A great opportunity to test your 40K army before Sunday's RTT.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Darren Riske                                                                                     Players: 16

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Warhammer by Games Workshop                                             Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

No Need for Nobles/Changeling                                   i   r   &  

For 20 years the Barony of the MidWest had been an independent part of the Domain of Count Steven McVay. Commoners and Nunnehi alike had no need for the Noble Houses. Then two years ago, Baron Arthur took over, angering most of the commoners. War threatened until someone killed Baron Arthur two weeks ago. Today, can we find a new leader for the Baron, and avoid a rebellion? Or will war rage?

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Chris Johnson, Cory Gilman                                                                Players: 20

Location: Studio 16-01                      System: Home Rules                                                                               Type: LARP

Sponsored by Big Soft D

 

Note to Selfie                                                         r   r   &  

A new social media craze has taken over the school. Is it a harmless time waster (not likely), or are sinister forces trying to do bad stuff (very likely).

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Nathan Nolan                                                                                    Players: 20

Location: Studio 03-01                      System: Teenagers From Outer Space by R. Talisorian Games                          Type: RPG

 

Poland 1939 - Dash for Lwow                                    i   r   &  

Retreating from the crumbling Western Front in Poland 1939, the famed Polish 10th Mechanized Division, known as the Black Brigade for their black leather tanker jackets and black berets, fall back toward the city of Lwow. In their way stands the German 1st Mountain Division. 28mm figures will be provided, although players may bring their own 28mm early war Polish or German figures if they wish.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Aaron Loomis                                                                                     Players: 8

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Bolt Action by Warlord Games                                                Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

Settlers of America                                                   i   r   &  

Settlers of America: Trails to Rails uses the Catan hex-tile grid to map the young United States. Collect and trade resources in order to purchase and move settlers, build cities, lay rails, and acquire and move trains. Use trains to distribute goods to cities.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Renee Thorson                                                                                    Players: 2

Location: Board Room 1-03               System: Settlers of America by Mayfair                                                        Type: Board

 

Steel Gladiator: R&R                                        s   r   r   &  

It's been a week since the aliens, the Verm, came and you were forced to stop driving a mech for sport and start driving it for survival. You've been on the run with a convoy of people you rescued. You've stayed safe, but your mech needs repairs, and you need rest. There's supposed to be a mech plant not far away that might offer you some shelter, unless some one else got there first.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Matthew J. Hanson                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-02                      System: Savage Worlds by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc                                   Type: RPG

 

Tekumel: The Gray Chalice                                         r   r   &  

An expedition has been formed in Ferinara to try and locate and recover an ancient artifact known as the Gray Chalice.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Lance Curry                                                                                        Players: 6

Location: Studio 01-01                      System: Swords and Glory by Gamescience                                                   Type: RPG

Sponsored by Tekumel Track

 

Terrain Specialties Dungeon Crawl                                 r   r   &  

Someone or something has been attacking caravans on the Sterich trade road, making off with all the goods and leaving no one alive. Local merchants have contacted you to track down whoever is responsible and recover their goods. This highly detailed 3D dungeon crawl uses Dwarven Forge terrain. Characters and figures provided. Rules based on 2nd Ed. AD&D.

Time Slot: SAT10-14                        GM: Dan Helmen                                                                                        Players: 6

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Battlesystem Skirmishes by TSR                                             Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

 

Saturday 10-18 – runs for 8 hours

 

Eclipse Tournament                                                   i   r   &  

Space 4X: explore, expand, exploit, exterminate. Come and play the number seven ranked board game on Board Game Geek. All expansions will be used. The winners of each qualifier will advance to the final after a break. Prizes will be provided. Other players are welcome to stay and play a second game during the finals if they wish. Please bring a copy of the game and expansions if you can.

Time Slot: SAT10-18                        GM: J.C. Hamlin                                                                                      Players: 18

Location: Conference Room F-04        System: Eclipse by Lautapelit.fi                                                                  Type: Board

 

Mega Advanced Civilization                                        n   r   &  

Be one of 18 empires that start in the Stone Age and works their way up to be the biggest and best civilization at the Euro-Asian border.  We will be starting with the eastern nations this year. Rules and final scoring will be reviewed at the start of the game.

Time Slot: SAT10-18                        GM: Paul Woida                                                                                       Players: 18

Location: Conference Room G-01        System: Advanced Civilization by Avalon Hill                                             Type: Board

 

 

Saturday 10-22 – runs for 12 hours

 

The Blood Red Fez                                                   r   r   ~  

AM AT 5 DURWARD STREET, WHITECHAPEL. FOR GOD'S SAKE COME. BRING A GUN. JULIUS SMITH. That is the message delivered to you one dank, foggy Sunday night in London via street urchin from (presumably) your good friend, Prof. Julius Smith. He is not one for false alarmism, so what could this crisis be? Perhaps the year of our Lord 1893 will be an interesting one... This long form Call of Cthulhu round serves as a prequel to the epic Horror on the Orient Express campaign from Chaosium and is one of the new scenarios included in the new edition.  Players in this 12 hour round will take the roles of Victorian gentlemen (and perhaps ladies). The round will feature audio and visual elements as well as props and clues for an atmospheric and epic adventure. Players will receive copies of the custom made handouts and a special gift. Contact mrshiny@gmail.com if you would like to design your own character. $20 donation appreciated to defer costs and provide for props and handouts.

Time Slot: SAT10-22                        GM: Jeff Carey                                                                                            Players: 6

Location: Studio 14-01                      System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium                                                        Type: LARP

 

 

Saturday 12-14 – runs for 2 hours

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Brewin' USA Game with Designer                                r   r   l  

Brewin' USA is a lightweight euro game where players control a start-up brewery at the inception of the craft brewing revolution. Players will need to gather key ingredients and launch a product line of craft beer and strategically compete for regional control in the US. The game is simple yet strategic and easy to learn. The game designer will be present to teach rules and answer questions.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Adam Rehberg                                                                                    Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-08               System: Brewin' USA by Adam Rehberg                                                     Type: Board

 

Buncha Munchkin                                            Y       r   r   l  

We'll be combining *at least* 5 editions: Original Munchkin, The Good The Bad & The Munchkin, Super-Munchkin, Space Munchkin and Munchkin Bites are all on the menu.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Nell Matheny                                                                                      Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-02               System: Munchkin by Steve Jackson Games                                                   Type: Card

 

Crashed! Love's Labors Lost                                        r   r   l  

You along with a small group of humans have survived a crash landing on a distant planet. In this session, the first birth is about to happen in the community, but the doctor is no where to be found! Each "crashed" session will help to build the community of survivors.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: William Stenross                                                                                 Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-03                      System: Abstract Dungeon by Sneak Attack Press                                           Type: RPG

 

Crisis in New York                                          Y   s   r   r   l  

Build a team of Superheros from the Marvel Universe to defeat a mastermind. 2-5 players with a 6th player as an option. I can set up an easy scenario everyone can enjoy. I have all the stuff to run it.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Nathan S. Younkin                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-04               System: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Buildin by Upperdeck                                Type: Card

 

Crossfire                                                               r   r   &  

Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game. Since its initial release, Crossfire has grown to encompass over 150 monsters, about 3000 maps to explore, an elaborate magic system, 13 races, 15 character classes, a system of skills, and many artifacts and treasures. Crossfire is based in a medieval fantasy world and is similar to other games of this genre.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Rick Tanner                                                                                        Players: 4

Location: Conference Room I-01         System: Crossfire by Crossfire Development Team                                   Type: Computer

Sponsored by Real Time

 

Death Valley Demolition Derby                               s   r   r   &  

It's back: chaos and mayhem on wheels, with guns! No track to run, no laps to make, no finish line to cross. Just come to the desert and destroy as many opposing vehicles as you can while trying to survive this royal rumble event. Axles and Alloys is a fast-paced and easy to learn automotive combat game. All cars and materials provided.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Darren Riske                                                                                       Players: 6

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Axles and Alloys by Wolfe Games                                            Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

Dreadball Training Camp                                      s   r   r   &  

Dreadball is the hyper-violent Sci-Fi sports game that is sweeping the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Two teams clash on the pitch in a game that resembles hockey, basketball, and quidditch. Do you have what it takes to be in the big leagues?

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Mike Zebrowski                                                                                  Players: 8

Location: Conference Room F-07        System: Dreadball by Mantic Games                                                           Type: Board

 

Fish Cook                                                         s   r   r   &  

It's Paris, and it's 1909. You are a master chef, just graduated from the city's most prestigious cooking school. And so are your enemies. You will strive to be the best chef in France by earning money, prestige, and the respect of your peers. So let's start cooking!

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Timothy P. Moore                                                                               Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-01               System: Flapjacks & Sasquatches by Prolific Games                                        Type: Card

 

Grinder of the North 2015                                         r   c   &  

It's back and meaner than ever. This year the 2015 Grinder has cranked up the heavy metal volume up to 100 and added a brand new class called Division X. That's right, the familiar faces and an entire class of experimental tech and mods. Bring some dice, an aggressive attitude, and get ready to kill and be king.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Dean Anderson                                                                                    Players: 8

Location: Conference Room F-11        System: Classic BattleTech by FASA                                                   Type: Miniatures

 

Heroes Wanted                                                  s   r   r   &  

Play the game Heroes Wanted - Kickstarter funded in 2014, #1 on BoardGameGeek August 2014. Create your own super hero and compete for fame while defeating villains.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Sally Foster                                                                                        Players: 5

Location: Board Room 2-07               System: Heroes Wanted by Action Phase Games                                           Type: Board

 

Hoplomachus                                                          r   r   &  

Hoplomachus [ha-ploh-ma-kuss], or 'Hoplo' for short, is a hex-based tactical board game set inside a gladiatorial arena. Play our award winning Hoplo: The Lost Cities, or the latest expansion Hoplo: Rise of Rome! Choose from 5 unique cities and face off in a solo, co-op, or versus battle! Test your mettle against fierce beasts, dangerous criminals, powerful titans, and other rival cities.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Adam Carlson                                                                                     Players: 4

Location: Regency 03                        System: Hoplomachus by Chip Theory Games                                              Type: Board

 

Manhattan Project                                                  r   r   l  

You are in a race to build the biggest and best atomic bombs! Gather the yellow cake and money, and get your expert engineers and scientists to work. But beware, they may be using spies against you, and may even order airstrikes to stop your research. May the best bomb win!

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Gene Velasco                                                                                      Players: 5

Location: Conference Room B-02        System: Manhattan Project by Minion  Games                                              Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Mines of IO                                                     s   r   r   l  

This is a sci-fi 2-sided hex tile game like "Carcassonne", but more combative in play. A game of base building and mine expansion. Primary tile points are scored by the leaders while special rooms in bases and ore deposits in mines provide secondary points that are shared by all. Combat includes claim jumping other players plus attacking aliens that blockade scoring until killed.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Jeffrey R. Sutton                                                                                  Players: 6

Location: Board Room 2-02               System: The Mines of IO by Gunny Publications Inc                                     Type: Board

 

Oh No! More Fire! For Experts!                                 i   r   &  

This will be the super-difficult Heroic rules for people familiar with Flash Point: Fire Rescue.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Brian Hole                                                                                          Players: 6

Location: Regency 18                        System: Flash Point: Fire Rescue by Indie Boards and Cards                           Type: Board

 

Pandemic with on the Brink Expansion                             r   r   &  

Four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to you to find cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped out. Players must work together playing to their characters' strengths and planning their strategy of eradication before the diseases overwhelm the world with ever-increasing outbreaks. A truly cooperative game where you all win or you all lose. No bio-terrorist for this game.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Bryan Vogh                                                                                        Players: 4

Location: Regency 14                        System: Pandemic by Z-man Games                                                            Type: Board

 

Star Wars: The Game of Life: A Jedi's Path                  r   r   l  

I picked this up a couple years ago at the Con, and haven't played it yet. Come join me and try it out!

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Peter Jansen                                                                                        Players: 3

Location: Regency 19                        System: Life by Milton Bradley                                                                  Type: Board

 

The Stars Are Right                                             s   r   r   &  

As a cultist of Cthulhu, you are trying to rearrange the stars to make constellations favorable to you. Summon enough minor minions that you can eventually summon the Great Old Ones, who will shower you with wealth and power beyond your dreams! ...or eat you. Maybe both.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: The Stars are Right by Steve Jackson Games                                    Type: Board

 

Zombicide                                                         s   r   r   &  

Zombies are everywhere and you must fight for survival. Zombicide is a cooperative game where each player uses their unique ability to help the group escape from the Zombie-infested city. Find a weapon and move out. The buildings are full of Walkers and more keep appearing. There's no way you can kill them all! Beware the Fatties, fear the Runners, and stop making all that noise, they're coming!

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Donald Bauman                                                                                   Players: 6

Location: Board Room 2-01               System: Zombicide by Guillotine Games                                               Type: Miniatures

 

Zombicide Season 1: Toxic Mall                              s   r   r   &  

Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take on the role of survivors and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead! Zombies are predictable and stupid but deadly. Unfortunately for you, there are a LOT more zombies than you have bullets. Toxic City Mall is an expansion to Zombicide Season 1.

Time Slot: SAT12-14                        GM: Kristina Jager, Odin Gilbertson, Jeremy Porter                                          Players: 6

Location: Regency 17                        System: Zombicide by Guillotine Games                                                     Type: Board

 

 

Saturday 14-16 – runs for 2 hours

 

Alhambra + 1st Extension                                           r   r   l  

Tile placement game to build an Alhambra (palace and fortress complex). Collect currency then purchase tiles to add towers, gardens, pavilions and more. Be careful to build the wall that surrounds your Alhambra for protection. Four possible expansion options will be considered, depending on the experience of the players.

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Lois Travis                                                                                         Players: 5

Location: Regency 14                        System: Alhambra by Rio Grande                                                               Type: Board

 

Apples to Apples                                                 s   r   r   l  

Grab your funny bone and hold on! This game is full of hilarious comparisons. Start with a funny adjective card and the judge chooses the best matching or humorous card! This game is a round robin card game where everyone gets a chance to be a judge!

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Nyree Spurrier                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-03               System: Apples to Apples by Out of the Box                                                  Type: Card

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Brewin' USA Game with Designer                                r   r   l  

Brewin' USA is a lightweight euro game where players control a start-up brewery at the inception of the craft brewing revolution. Players will need to gather key ingredients and launch a product line of craft beer and strategically compete for regional control in the US. The game is simple yet strategic and easy to learn. The game designer will be present to teach rules and answer questions.

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Adam Rehberg                                                                                    Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-08               System: Brewin' USA by Adam Rehberg                                                     Type: Board

 

City Council                                                          r   r   &  

Take the role of a city council member of a new city. Build the city, fight crime and pollution. Strive to gain favor of political groups who will impose their will on you. Will you win to become the first mayor?

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Steven J Pesklo                                                                                   Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-05               System: City Council by Golden Egg Games                                                Type: Board

 

Dreadball Training Camp                                      s   r   r   &  

Dreadball is the hyper-violent Sci-Fi sports game that is sweeping the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Two teams clash on the pitch in a game that resembles hockey, basketball, and quidditch. Do you have what it takes to be in the big leagues?

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Mike Zebrowski                                                                                  Players: 8

Location: Conference Room F-07        System: Dreadball by Mantic Games                                                           Type: Board

 

Grinder of the North 2015                                         r   c   &  

It's back and meaner than ever. This year the 2015 Grinder has cranked up the heavy metal volume up to 100 and added a brand new class called Division X. That's right, the familiar faces and an entire class of experimental tech and mods. Bring some dice, an aggressive attitude, and get ready to kill and be king.

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Dean Anderson                                                                                    Players: 8

Location: Conference Room F-11        System: Classic BattleTech by FASA                                                   Type: Miniatures

 

Hoplomachus                                                          r   r   &  

Hoplomachus [ha-ploh-ma-kuss], or 'Hoplo' for short, is a hex-based tactical board game set inside a gladiatorial arena. Play our award winning Hoplo: The Lost Cities, or the latest expansion Hoplo: Rise of Rome! Choose from 5 unique cities and face off in a solo, co-op, or versus battle! Test your mettle against fierce beasts, dangerous criminals, powerful titans, and other rival cities.

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Adam Carlson                                                                                     Players: 4

Location: Regency 03                        System: Hoplomachus by Chip Theory Games                                              Type: Board

 

Monsters Ravage America                                           r   r   &  

Is your monster tired of the minor leagues? Time for the big show! Four players will each take a monster to stomp on the USA. After a while, they grow bored of it and decide to have a monster challenge. The last monster standing is the king of the hill. Finally, beware of the US Military and going to Hollywood. Plays like a "B" movie of the 1950's.

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.                                                                              Players: 4

Location: Regency 21                        System: Monsters Ravage America! by Avalon Hill Company                         Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

NetHack                                                          s   r   r   l  

NetHack (www.nethack.org) is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems. Assemble your hero from a choice of thirteen classes and five races as you enter the ASCII & text based adventure game. Your goal is to grab as much treasure as you can, retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, and escape the Mazes of Menace alive.

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Rick Tanner                                                                                        Players: 4

Location: Conference Room I-01         System: NetHack Development Team by NetHack Development Team         Type: Computer

 

Revolution!                                                       s   r   r   &  

Use subtle combinations of force, blackmail and gold to outbid your opponents for influence in the city. This is Revolution! with the Palace expansion or the Anarchy expansion; players' choice.

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: Revolution by Steve Jackson Games                                                Type: Board

 

Seven Wonders                                                        i   r   &  

Each player will get a civilization with a wonder. You will lead this civilization in getting resources, trading with your neighbors, gaining military power, and building that civilization's wonder. The Leaders expansion will be included with the game. You should know the rules to Seven Wonders. The Leaders expansion can be taught to you.

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Mike Backstrom                                                                                Players: 20

Location: Conference Room B-04        System: Seven Wonders by Repos Productions                                             Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Star Wars: Epic Duels                                              r   r   l  

Take on the role of a character from the Star Wars universe and fight each other for control of the battlefield! Extra characters and other options will be available for you to try. For more information, visit http://www.esglabs.com/cons/.

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Michael Miller                                                                                    Players: 6

Location: Regency 17                        System: Star Wars: Epic Duels by Milton Bradley                                         Type: Board

 

Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar                                    r   r   l  

A worker placement game with a real twist - place your workers on pegs of giant gears which turn as the rounds advance. The further your worker travels on the gear, the better the reward when removed, but also a higher risk of falling off the gear entirely!

Time Slot: SAT14-16                        GM: Matthew Knutson, Andy Tinkham                                                          Players: 8

Location: Regency 16                        System: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar by Rio Grande Games / Czech Games E Type: Board

 

 

Saturday 14-18 – runs for 4 hours

 

A Matter of Faxe                                                   r   r   &  

It is June 1895, and eight guests have been invited to an archeological dig site in Mesopotamia, supervised by Arthur E. Faxe. An important discovery seems imminent, but this is soon overshadowed by murder most foul, and the guests are left to discover the murderer.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Daniel Underbakke                                                                               Players: 8

Location: Studio 05-04                      System: How to Host a Murder by Intuitive Marketing                                    Type: RPG

 

A Rose by Any Other Name                                        i   c   &  

To learn the truth behind a cryptic message from a dying man, the PCs must solve a series of puzzles and face off against secretive but tireless enemies. This event ran last year as Vashnik's Voyage.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Nate Christen                                                                                      Players: 5

Location: Studio 02-01                      System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

Blood: Path of the Shinobi                                         r   r   ~  

A cut-throat adventure game where a shadowy subculture of Shinobi strive and fight for their very existence against cruel overlords, brutal corporations, and a corrupt religious institute.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Brandon Radke                                                                                    Players: 5

Location: Studio 03-03                      System: D20 by Lettuce Inn Games                                                              Type: RPG

 

Derelict Company                                                     r   c   &  

The missions are pretty much the same. The Colonel calls, you show up at the Gilchrist Trust. You get the particulars of the situation - mostly. The Colonel makes the plan, you capture, kill or send the S.O.B. back to hell. You get paid, you go home - usually. Every time the colonel calls, you cheat the question - is this the last time? Derelicts provided.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Donald Prust                                                                                       Players: 7

Location: Studio 02-04                      System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium                                                          Type: RPG

 

Flapjacks & Sasquatches Worlds                         Y   s   r   r   l  

The 5th Annual Flapjacks & Sasquatches World Championship! Sharpen your axes and grab your Sasquatch repellent. Join the best of the best as they try and win the coveted World Champion Flannel!

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: John Harris                                                                                       Players: 48

Location: Board Room 2-02               System: Flapjacks & Sasquatches by Prolific Games                                        Type: Card

Sponsored by Prolific Games

 

Ghosts of Battle                                                     i   r   &  

Centuries past, great armies clashed on this battlefield. The ground itself was twisted and torn by the magical energies unleashed here, and the ghosts of the fallen haunt the land. Only the desperate or the mad set foot on this plain. But you are neither desperate, nor mad - so what secret do you seek here? What reward would tempt you to go where others dare not?

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Kevin Matheny, Joe Donaghue                                                               Players: 7

Location: Studio 04-03                      System: D&D 5th Edition by Wizards of the Coast                                         Type: RPG

 

Miniatures Open Gaming                                           i   g   &  

Terrain Specialties will provide multiple tables of themed terrain and you provide your own painted force for Warhammer 40K/Fantasy, Warmachine/Hordes, Bolt Action WWII, Mordheim, etc. Join in any time throughout the time slot, find an opponent and play one-on-one or mutiplayer battles. A great opportunity to test your 40K army before Sunday's RTT.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Darren Riske                                                                                     Players: 16

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Warhammer by Games Workshop                                             Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

Quest of the Cobalt Coleoptera                                    r   r   ~  

The Secret Synod of the Dark Trinity has discovered information regarding an artifact safeguarded in the Zhaigriyal underworld. It must be retrieved for study, and if it is as valuable as suspected, it requires improved security within one of the temple's underworld strongholds. A cadre of experienced adventurers will be assembled to retrieve the secrets of the Cobalt Beetle.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                         GM: Stephen Vossler                                                                                   Players: 6

Location: Studio 01-02                      System: Home Rules                                                                                 Type: RPG

Sponsored by Tekumel Track

 

Red Dragon Inn                                                      r   r   &  

The adventure is over and you've survived. Now to head back to the Red Dragon Inn for a night of gambling and drinking! Remember – don't make the wench angry! COSTUMES ENCOURAGED! The first person to the table in costume as a given character, gets first choice of that character (if available).

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Richard L. Schreiber                                                                             Players: 8

Location: Studio 07-02                      System: Red Dragon Inn by Slugfest Games                                                   Type: Card

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

Rod Serling's Night Gallery                                        r   c   ~  

In The Eye Of The Believer bounty, hunters, devotees, a boy searching for his father and other tourists take an excursion to an off world temple that reveals nothing is as it appears. Can anyone escape without losing who or what they really are? But can any Truth be Believed when it comes to religion and the metaphysical? Characters provided.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Lenise Rankin                                                                                     Players: 8

Location: Studio 03-01                      System: Crossed Energies by JHLRA                                                           Type: RPG

Sponsored by Crossed Energies

 

Runebound: The Rise of Margath                                  i   r   &  

No funny description or title this time, just the Runebound base game with the Challenge Card and Item & Ally expansions included.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Peter Jansen                                                                                        Players: 5

Location: Regency 19                        System: Runebound Second Edition by Fantasy Flight Games                         Type: Board

 

Shootout at Tower Mine                                            r   r   &  

Turns out the abandoned Tower Mine just outside the town of Cotton Gulch wasn't quite as tapped out as everyone thought. When crazy Old Man Riske discovered a huge new vein, it seems gold fever drove every despearado, bandito, and outlaw gang in the county to show up to lay claim to the riches. Take control of a provided posse and descend into the mine to sieze the gold and earn fame and fortune!

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Matt Helmen                                                                                       Players: 6

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Warhammer Historical by Games Workshop                               Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

So the Creator is Revealed?                                         r   r   &  

You have reached the heart of the mysterious South Pole continent. Your team is set up for the long haul. The advanced natives inside the ÒvolcanoÓ take you to a room with hundreds of 2 meter long containers that look like giant cocoons. Each has a pictogram showing its contents. Now you are worried, since they all look like Egyptian, Greek, Hebrew, Aztec, Mayan or Aramaic texts.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Richard Odeen                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Studio 07-01                      System: Blue Planet by Fantasy Flight                                                         Type: RPG

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

Super Smash Bros                                                    i   r   &  

Welcome all Super Smash Bros fans!  This year we will be running a theme room dedicated to the Super Smash Bros series of Nintendo games.  Feel free to stop in for some fierce competition or just a fun way to pass time.  We will try to have a wide range of Super Smash options available including Melee, Brawl and Wii U.  In addition we will be running a 24 player tournament Saturday afternoon (SAT 14-18).  The tournament is schedule for Melee but we may go with the new Wii U version based on interest and availability of systems.  We will be located in conference room G, so stop by for a smashing good time!

Time Slot: SAT14-18                         GM: Joel Juen                                                                                          Players: 24

Location: Studio G                      System: Nintendo                                                        Type: Computer

 

The Dooms that Came to Chaegrae                                r   r   &  

The Tomb of Gemenos has loomed over the middle of Chaegrae for generations. All who have dared to enter, or even to approach too closely, have had horrible fates. But now, you and your motley friends have come to plumb the depths of the tomb. You are unafraid of the Tomb's strange fates, because you already know how you will die. The Tomb is but the next step in your destiny.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Rachel Kronick                                                                                    Players: 5

Location: Studio 06-02                      System: Blade & Crown by NJW Games                                                      Type: RPG

Sponsored by House of Indie Games

 

The Enemy of My Enemy                                       s   r   r   l  

It is a dawning age of heroism in the Kingdom of Interphaze. Seeking riches and glory that comes with the adventuring life, many have left their hamlets and villages to carve a place for themselves. Not all who set out are pure. Your party finds themselves caught between the evil Mage Archilon, and the Vampire Lord known only as V. Who will rise victorious? Can you survive the plotting of both?

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Ben Millard, Natalie Lapakko                                                                Players: 6

Location: Studio 15-01                      System: Interphaze STEP Combat by Interphaze LLC                                    Type: LARP

 

The Friday Night Game                                             r   r   ~  

Welcome to Platte AFB, in the middle of Bum$#%& Nebraska. The last stop for those who are on their way out of the Air Force. Oh did I say that it was in the middle of Bumb$#%& nowhere. So what else do those in the military do in the middle of nowhere on a Friday night? They play poker. What else could go wrong? We're in the middle of Bum$#%& Nebraska. Well come and find out!

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Jeff Rothecker                                                                                      Players: 6

Location: Studio 04-01                      System: Chaosium RPG System by Chaosium                                               Type: RPG

 

Thunder's Edge                                                        r   r   &  

A discovery close to the mining world of Thunder's Edge leads to all out war. As mecha battle for control of sites around the planet, factions must also line up their support off world. Only one thing is certain, whoever controls Thunder's Edge can control the galaxy! Check out this early Fantasy Flight Game, with a modified political phase.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Robert McCabe                                                                                   Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-04               System: Thunder's Edge by Fantasy Flight                                                   Type: Board

 

Thunderstone, with Everything                                       i   r   &  

Prepare your party for a quest to claim the Thunderstone! Hire brave heroes, equip them with weapons, prepare your spells, and delve into the dungeon. Each monster you slay brings you closer to victory and the dreaded Thunderstone Bearer! Deck building game; Home variant using all expansions for insane variety. Siege variant also available.

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Jesse Hafemeister                                                                                 Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-06               System: Thunderstone by Wargames Club Publishing                                    Type: Board

 

Whip the Beast                                                  s   r   r   &  

"Whip the Beast!!" Your chariot is careening towards the first turn at maximum speed. Slam into that loser's chariot! If you whip your beast you risk the dreaded beast "frenzy" and hit the wall. You may be tossed onto the track! Beast Bait!! Enjoy a "friendly race" with the spectacle of the Giant Coliseum, gaudy chariots, rampage of the beasts, road kill... Circus Imperium in large scale. Feeling lucky?

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Quentin Denzene                                                                                Players: 10

Location: Board Room 2-01               System: Circus Imperium by FASA                                                      Type: Miniatures

 

Zombicide: Very Special Episode                               s   r   r   &  

Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take the role of a survivor against the hordes of unthinking dead! Like killing zombies and, well, killing more zombies? Then join us for this fun-filled episode in which the GM starts the game asking if you've peed. If you answered with Depends, then you're our guy (or gal). I kid! You can go to the potty, just make it quick ;)

Time Slot: SAT14-18                        GM: Kristina Jager, Odin Gilbertson, Jeremy Porter                                          Players: 6

Location: Regency 15                        System: Zombicide by Guillotine Games                                                     Type: Board

 

 

Saturday 14-20 – runs for 6 hours

 

#0-06: Black Waters                                              i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 4–5). The Pathfinder Society seeks the ancient ruby ring of the salamander and it falls to a team of Pathfinders to find it. Last seen in the Tri-Towers Yard, a once elite academy for the youth of Absalom, the ruby ring is now lost in the Drownyard, all that remains of Tri-Towers after it was destroyed a decade ago in the great quake. The Pathfinders must risk the strange black ichors and salty brine to find their prize—will they risk their very souls as well? Written by Tim and Eileen Connors

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-12        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#0-07: Among the Living                                          i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 7th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 3–4, 6–7). Famed Pathfinder Bodriggan Wuthers disappeared from his dig site beneath the House of the Immortal Son in Taldor's gilded capital of Oppara. Once a grand temple to Aroden, the Immortal Son is now Oppara's most opulent theater. Sent to locate Wuthers, the Pathfinders must attend an opera with members of the Oppara elite in order to gain access to the secretive theater's dig site. When a cult crashes the performance and the nobility change into hideous walking dead, the Pathfinders are forced to choose between finding Wuthers or saving themselves. Written by Joshua J. Frost

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-01        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#1-30: The Devil We Know – Part II: Cassomir's Locker        i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 7th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 3–4, and 6–7). The Pathfinder Society dispatches you to the catacombs called Cassomir's Locker to find the source of a rat cult breeding monstrous vermin. After clearing Cassomir's dank sewers and delving into the dirty dungeons below, will you find the artifact that powers Cassomir's Locker or bring about the destruction of Taldor's most important port? Written by Joshua J. Frost

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-02        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#3-05: Tide of Twilight                                            i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 1–5. In researching a recently recovered druidic lorestone, the Pathfinder Society learns of a powerful artifact with the power to turn men into bestial abominations. Amid claims of increased werewolf activity in the region, the PCs travel into the heart of the Verduran Forest to retrieve the valuable relic from a cabal of evil druids believed to currently hold it.  Written by Ron Lundeen.

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-04        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#3-06: Song of the Sea Witch                                    i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 3–7. When an unlucky historian in Absalom uncovers an infernal book from distant Tian Xia, he unwittingly unleashes a terrible evil into the city—the legions of devils imprisoned within its dusty pages. Only the book's holy counterpart can end the threat, and the Pathfinder Society has been called in to assist. Can the PCs locate and retrieve the key to ending the diabolical invasion of the City at the Center of the World, or will Absalom be drowned in the sea of destruction wrought by the Infernal Incantation? Written by Thurston Hillman.

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-03        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#3-11: The Quest for Perfection – Part II: On Hostile Waters        i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 1–5. With an ancient Iroran relic in hand, the Pathfinders must make a long river voyage to the inland nation of Shokuro to return it to the only person who can reactivate the long-dormant artifact. Whether dangers take the form of goblinoid menaces on the shores of Kaoling to the north or the powerful armies of Lingshen to the south, the Pathfinders' journey will be anything but a pleasure cruise. Can the PCs survive hostile waters to safely reach their destination, or will they fall victim to the perils of river travel in Tian Xia? "On Hostile Waters" is the second scenario in the three-part The Quest for Perfection campaign arc. It follows Pathfinder Society Scenario #3–09: The Quest for Perfection—Part I: The Edge of Heaven and is followed by Pathfinder Society Scenario #3–13: The Quest for Perfection—Part III: Defenders of Nesting Swallow. All three chapters are intended to be played in order. Written by Benjamin Bruck.

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-05        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-03: The Technic Siege                                           i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 5-9. When the Pathfinder Society acquires a copy of A Thread of Silver, a written survey of some of Numeria's most closely guarded sites, the Technic League dispatches its own agents to the Pathfinder lodge in Nantambu to recover the text and make an example of those who would investigate Numeria's otherworldly secrets. Can the PCs prevent the League from stealing this valuable tome and destroying the Society's foothold in the Mwangi Expanse? For levels 5-9. Written by Kyle Baird

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-08        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-04: Beacon Below                                              i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 7-11. Thousands of years ago, a defeated order of Osirian sages sought refuge in the perilous Pillars of the Sun in central Osirian. Until recently they were presumed lost, but recent exploration has uncovered the fortress sanctum they left behind. When the PCs delve into one of its sealed halls, they find the sages' millennia-old projects dormant but not dead. Content in ÒBeacon BelowÓ also contributes directly to the ongoing storylines of the Dark Archive and Scarab Sages factions. Written by Matt Duval.

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-09        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-06: Hall of the Flesh Eaters                                  i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-5. Shrouded in thick fog, the shifting Gloomspires north of the Shackles have long frustrated explorers. However, a recent discovery by the Pathfinder Society has revealed a brief opportunity to navigate the columns safely and search for the lost treasure of the legendary pirate Eightfingers. The only problem is that the Pathfinders are not the only visitors to the Gloomspires. Written by Tom Phillips.

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-10        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-12: January Lower Tier: TBD                                i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-5

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                              Players: 18

Location: Conference Room D-06        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-13: January Higher Tier: TBD                               i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 3-7

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-07        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

I Believe in Yesterday                                                r   c   &  

As a newly-hired temp worker at Browne Chronometric Engineering, it's your job to protect the integrity of Consensus Time from anomalies, without accidentally erasing the universe. Now an unscheduled World War III has broken out in 1970, and it's up to you and your under-trained, minimum-wage colleagues to save reality. A tongue-in-cheek time travel scenario of incompetence and paradox.

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Mark Cummins                                                                                   Players: 5

Location: Studio 05-01                      System: Time & Temp by Dig a Thousand Holes Publishing                           Type: RPG

 

Rise                                                                s   r   r   &  

Step into the world of Exalted! You are one of the chosen of the god of gods, and Exalted by the light of the Unconquered Sun. But the world is not friendly to your kind as many think you a demon or worse.

Time Slot: SAT14-20                        GM: Logan Ericksen                                                                                    Players: 5

Location: Studio 02-05                      System: Exalted 2nd Edition by White Wolf Publishing                                  Type: RPG

 

 

Saturday 16-18 – runs for 2 hours

 

Agents of SMERSH                                                r   r   &  

In the 1970s the evil Dr. Lobo gathered the world's best criminals and reformed the secret intelligence agency named SMERSH. You and your team of UN super spies must use your skills, weapons, and gadgets to find intel, track down the villains, and stop Lobo's plans to take over the world! For more information, visit http://www.esglabs.com/cons/.

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Michael Miller                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Regency 17                        System: Agents of SMERSH by 8th Summit                                                Type: Board

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Brewin' USA Game with Designer                                r   r   l  

Brewin' USA is a lightweight euro game where players control a start-up brewery at the inception of the craft brewing revolution. Players will need to gather key ingredients and launch a product line of craft beer and strategically compete for regional control in the US. The game is simple yet strategic and easy to learn. The game designer will be present to teach rules and answer questions.

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Adam Rehberg                                                                                    Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-08               System: Brewin' USA by Adam Rehberg                                                     Type: Board

 

Chez Geek                                                        s   r   r   ~  

You can't throw them out - they live here! Life in the apartment complex can be weird. Collect slack while avoiding the losers who will harsh your mellow. Includes Chez Geek 1, 2, and 3. WARNING: Mature themes.

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: Chez by Steve Jackson Games                                                          Type: Card

 

Dreadball Training Camp                                      s   r   r   &  

Dreadball is the hyper-violent Sci-Fi sports game that is sweeping the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Two teams clash on the pitch in a game that resembles hockey, basketball, and quidditch. Do you have what it takes to be in the big leagues?

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Mike Zebrowski                                                                                  Players: 8

Location: Conference Room F-07        System: Dreadball by Mantic Games                                                           Type: Board

 

Encore!                                                            s   r   r   &  

Vocal training not required! Start your own glorious Rap, Rock, Broadway, Dixieland, or sacred music battle with your opponents as you think of competing ways to use - for example - "rolling" in a published song lyric. Even if tickets are sold out, show up and we'll fit you in if we can.

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Eric J. O'Denius                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Regency 18                        System: Encore! by Endless Games                                                             Type: Board

 

Goldleaf Adventuring Company                                s   r   r   &  

As an Adventure Agent at Goldleaf your job is to recruit heroes, mold them into teams, and send them off on adventures. Help your heroes level up, acquire wacky costumes and powerful weapons - or they'll go to work for your coworkers! Competition is fierce to recruit the best heroes in the right combination to get the job done. Welcome to the cut-throat business of quest management!

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Cory Katzenmeyer                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Regency 16                        System: Goldleaf Adventuring Company by Limestone Publishing                   Type: Board

 

Grinder of the North 2015                                         r   c   &  

It's back and meaner than ever. This year the 2015 Grinder has cranked up the heavy metal volume up to 100 and added a brand new class called Division X. That's right, the familiar faces and an entire class of experimental tech and mods. Bring some dice, an aggressive attitude, and get ready to kill and be king.

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Dean Anderson                                                                                    Players: 8

Location: Conference Room F-11        System: Classic BattleTech by FASA                                                   Type: Miniatures

 

King of Tokyo                                                Y   s   r   r   l  

You are a giant monster on a rampage in Tokyo. Your destructive feats earn you glory in the form of Victory points. It is a fast-paced, dice rolling board game of mass destruction. "B" movies come to life in the palms of your hands.

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Regency 21                        System: King of Tokyo by Iello                                                                 Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Nanuk                                                             s   r   r   l  

DOOOOOOM!!! Hunting, wagering, bluffing, survival. Each wager greater than the one before. Will you be the Doomsayer, or the Hunt Leader? Each player decides to join the hunt, or let it be doomed! Which side will you choose?

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Nyree Spurrier                                                                                     Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-02               System: Nanuk by Steve Jackson Games                                                      Type: Board

 

Puerto Rico                                                           i   r   &  

This popular game needs no description.

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Mike Backstrom                                                                                Players: 14

Location: Conference Room B-04        System: Puerto Rico by Rio Grande                                                            Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Space Pirates vs. Ninjas                                        s   r   r   l  

A sci-fi card game that becomes a board game over 3 rounds. Each round players build the universe by playing colony and crime job cards. Players also deploy ships and bases to capture those cards. Ship strengths are kept secret until after movement is done. Ship strengths are then revealed and cards are captured, allowing players to score points and make card sets for bonus points at the end of the game.

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Jeffrey R. Sutton                                                                                  Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-09               System: Space Pirates vs. Ninjas by Gunny Publications, Inc.                         Type: Board

 

Warloads of Plastic                                                 r   c   l  

Lego table-top combat. Pit your team of armed-to-the-teeth MiniFigures against others in a modifiable terrain setting.

Time Slot: SAT16-18                        GM: Warren Fritze, Michael Schmid                                                              Players: 4

Location: Conference Room F-12        System: Home made by None                                                              Type: Miniatures

 

Saturday 18-20 – runs for 2 hours

 

Abyss                                                              s   r   r   l  

For centuries, creatures without peer have ruled the depths of the ocean.  But soon the throne of the Abyss will be vacant... why not claim it for yourself?  Your success depends on your ability to make the right choices - spend your money wisely to recruit allies and lay claim to important locations within the kingdom. Do you have what it takes to rule the Abyss?

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Christopher Duda                                                                                 Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-03               System: Abyss by Asmodee                                                                       Type: Board

 

Crossfire                                                               r   r   &  

Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game. Since its initial release, Crossfire has grown to encompass over 150 monsters, about 3000 maps to explore, an elaborate magic system, 13 races, 15 character classes, a system of skills, and many artifacts and treasures. Crossfire is based in a medieval fantasy world and is similar to other games of this genre.

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Rick Tanner                                                                                        Players: 4

Location: Conference Room I-01         System: Crossfire by Crossfire Development Team                                   Type: Computer

Sponsored by Real Time

 

Grinder of the North 2015                                         r   c   &  

It's back and meaner than ever. This year the 2015 Grinder has cranked up the heavy metal volume up to 100 and added a brand new class called Division X. That's right, the familiar faces and an entire class of experimental tech and mods. Bring some dice, an aggressive attitude, and get ready to kill and be king.

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Dean Anderson                                                                                    Players: 8

Location: Conference Room F-11        System: Classic BattleTech by FASA                                                   Type: Miniatures

 

Illuminati                                                         s   r   r   &  

Take over the world by one of the secret Illuminati societies. Whether your Illuminati is power, money, weirdness, destruction, or something else, control factions as varied as Mad Scientists to the dreaded IRS. Although the rules are precise and relatively easy to understand, each Illuminati can violate them to achieve their objective.

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Adam Weiss                                                                                       Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-02               System: Illuminati by Steve Jackson Games                                                   Type: Card

 

Illuminati                                                              r   r   &  

The object of Illuminati is to take control of the world. The Phone Company is controlled by creatures from outer space. The Congressional Wives have taken over the Pentagon. Players compete to take control of groups, increasing their wealth and power for further takeovers, until one rules supreme. Every player has different victory conditions!

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: Illuminati by Steve Jackson Games                                                   Type: Card

 

King of New York                                           Y   s   r   r   l  

Is your monster tired of destroying Tokyo? Its time for some new turf. It will be the city that never sleeps. That's right, New York City. Six monsters will battle over Manhattan trying to shine and collect fame. As you increase your fame and stomp buildings you will attract military that are trying to bring you down. This is the sister game to King of Tokyo. Rules will be taught. "Two paws up!"

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Regency 21                        System: King of New York by Iello                                                             Type: Board

 

Legends of the Rising Sun                                            r   r   &  

In the spirit of Kurosawa's Yojimbo and Seven Samurai, come and battle for control of a town in 16th century Japan. Play either a band of Samurai and Ashigaru, Sohei Monks, Ikko-Ikki, Ninja or Yakuza thugs in this 28mm skirmish game. All miniatures provided.

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Aaron Loomis                                                                                     Players: 8

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Legends of the High Seas by Games Workshop                           Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

Machi Koro                                                      s   r   r   l  

You've just been elected mayor. Armed with your trusty die and a dream to grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. In this fast-paced dice game, each turn players roll dice & collect income from their buildings and maybe steal from their neighbors. Now with money in hand players build a new building or landmark. The player to construct all of his landmarks first wins.

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Jeffrey R. Sutton                                                                                  Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-08               System: Machi Koro by Foxgames                                                               Type: Card

 

Ra                                                                 s   r   r   &  

Bid for monuments, pharaohs, rivers, gold and other things in ancient Egypt. This is a fast-moving and entertaining game.

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Mike Backstrom                                                                                Players: 14

Location: Conference Room B-01        System: Ra by Rio Grande Games                                                              Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

RAD ASTRA: Gonzo Space Opera!                            r   c   &  

Pack your ray blaster, charge your laser sword and take off on a far-out, interstellar adventure! Get set for a rules-light mash-up of sci-fi B-movies, 70s space opera TV, and Bronze Age comics. You're the galaxy's last hope on a do-or-die mission against a horde of savage space vikings, alien astrosassins, and sinister space wizards! Your swashbuckling, Saturday night space opera is here baby!

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Jay Mac Bride                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-04                      System: X-plorers by Brave Halfling Publishing                                             Type: RPG

 

Red Dragon Inn 1-3                                                 r   r   &  

Your group raided the dungeon, killed the monsters, and took their treasure. Now you're back, and what better way to celebrate your most recent victory than to spend an evening at the Red Dragon Inn. You'll spend the night drinking, gambling, and roughhousing. The last person who is both sober enough to remain conscious and shrewd enough to hold onto his Gold Coins wins the game.

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Matthew Knutson                                                                               Players: 12

Location: Regency 16                        System: Red Dragon Inn by Slugfest Games                                                 Type: Board

 

Silence on Omega Four                                          s   r   r   &  

The outpost Omega Four has gone silent. Omega has simple lifeforms: amoebas and vegetables. What happened? Any survivors? It's time to send in the Star Marines! This is a cooperative adventure game where each player controls a small elite squad. Planet drop is in the dark, so expect casualties. Grab your weapons and report for duty. Don't get evaporated into space like the rescue team on Gamma.

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Donald Bauman                                                                                   Players: 6

Location: Board Room 2-01               System: AT-43 by Rackham                                                                Type: Miniatures

 

Tekumel: Hirilakte Gladiators                                     r   r   &  

Your clan-cousins made wagers that they could make more gold than you at the gladiatorial games today. As a high clansman, who owns gladiators and is active in the gladiatorial arts, you accept the wagers and will do everything in your power to win.

Time Slot: SAT18-20                         GM: Stephen Vossler                                                                                   Players: 8

Location: Studio 01-02                      System: Home Rules                                                                                Type: Board

Sponsored by Tekumel Track

 

Zombie Gauntlet: No Man's Land                           s   r   r   &  

Phew! You survived the city. Now you are on your way in search of greener pastures. One problem: gas is low and supplies are short. As you scout out the abandoned rest stop just outside a small town, someone next to you groans. "Zombies? Why did it have to be zombies?" You sigh, time to run the gauntlet again.

Time Slot: SAT18-20                        GM: Darren Riske                                                                                       Players: 6

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Akula's Rules: Skirmish Edition by AKULA                              Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

Saturday 18-22 – runs for 4 hours

 

A Flat Circle                                                         r   r   ~  

An occult murder in an abandoned DC apartment and a Senator's aide killed in a traffic accident appear to be connected. Can you unravel the threads of this connection?

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Shane Hotakainen                                                                                Players: 5

Location: Studio 03-02                      System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium                                                          Type: RPG

 

A Rose by Any Other Name                                        i   c   &  

To learn the truth behind a cryptic message from a dying man, the PCs must solve a series of puzzles and face off against secretive but tireless enemies. This event ran last year as Vashnik's Voyage.

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Nate Christen                                                                                      Players: 5

Location: Studio 02-01                      System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

Agricola                                                          s   r   r   &  

Subsistence farming in the 1600s was never so much fun! All skill levels will be taught and you can use that experience to to play Caverna in SUN10-14. Do not lose heart at all the playing pieces used in the game - survival is its own reward!

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Eric J. O'Denius                                                                                  Players: 5

Location: Regency 18                        System: Agricola by Z-Man Games                                                             Type: Board

 

BattleTech Total Warfare Grinder                           s   r   r   l  

Battle in increasingly more powerful mechs. Start simple and work your way up to more advanced mechs. This will be played with new players in mind. If you are a veteran, come by and blow stuff up.

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Andrew Krull                                                                                      Players: 8

Location: Conference Room F-09        System: BattleTech by FASA                                                              Type: Miniatures

 

Choppers!?                                                             r   c   &  

Working at the U.N.I.T. base in South Dakota isn't usually all that exciting - a lot of your time consists of convincing the locals you aren't about to bring out the Black Helicopters. Hey, what the hell are those things flying in from the west...

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Ed A. Eastman                                                                                    Players: 6

Location: Studio 15-02                      System: Doctor Who: AITAS by Cubicle 7                                                   Type: RPG

 

Classified: Covert Roleplaying                                     r   c   ~  

Play a 1960's Secret Agent in this Cinematic retro-clone RPG, where gambling, car chases, gadgets and gunplay are the keys to defeating the evil mastermind. Think 007, Derek Flint, Matt Helm, Napoleon Solo, Modesty Blaise – ok, even Austin Powers.

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Alan Carlson                                                                                       Players: 4

Location: Studio 06-01                      System: Classified by Expeditious Retreat Press                                             Type: RPG

Sponsored by House of Indie Games

 

Dreadball Intro League                                         s   r   r   l  

A new Sci-Fi Sports game by Mantic. We will play 3 rounds of games. No prior knowledge or minis are needed to play. We will be supplying 6 or more painted teams for you to choose from. So let's hit the pitch and learn a new game.

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Levi Ott                                                                                             Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-05               System: Dreadball by Mantic Games                                                           Type: Board

 

Fury of Dracula                                                      r   r   &  

In this game of Gothic adventure, one player takes the role of Dracula while up to four others attempt to stop him by controlling vampire hunters from the famous Bram Stoker novel.

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Ian Cross                                                                                            Players: 5

Location: Regency 15                        System: Deduction by Fantasy Flight                                                          Type: Board

 

Hobb's Cup: A Dreadball Tourny                                 n   g   &  

The Hobb's Cup is the coveted prize of the Village Game's Dreadball circuit. Bring a 150mc Team and battle for glory. Spare teams available for coaches new to the game. In addition to the Hobb's Cup, other prizes will be awarded! If you need to learn to play Dreadball, please attend one of the training sessions earlier in the day.

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Mike Zebrowski                                                                                 Players: 16

Location: Conference Room F-07        System: Dreadball by Mantic Games                                                           Type: Board

 

Miniatures Open Gaming                                           i   g   &  

Terrain Specialties will provide multiple tables of themed terrain and you provide your own painted force for Warhammer 40K/Fantasy, Warmachine/Hordes, Bolt Action WWII, Mordheim, etc. Join in any time throughout the time slot, find an opponent and play one-on-one or mutiplayer battles. A great opportunity to test your 40K army before Sunday's RTT.

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Darren Riske                                                                                     Players: 16

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Warhammer by Games Workshop                                             Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

Pilot's Gamble                                                  s   r   r   ~  

The ever intrepid crew of the Flying Seahorse is back for more adventure. This is a fun packed event with intrigue and adventure. Players are member of a cargo sailing ship. The world is Harn, a highly detailed fantasy world.  Walk-is Welcome.

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Cal Stengel                                                                                         Players: 8

Location: Studio 02-06                      System: Harn Master by Columbia Games                                                     Type: RPG

Sponsored by Columbia Games Inc .

 

Super Heroes Showdown                                              r   r   &  

Get ready for some super high flying and intergalactic fighting action as super heroes and villains battle it out in Capital City. Straight from Savage Worlds Showdown miniature rules and their Super Powers Companion 2nd edition, a quick and easy tailored skirmish is about to begin. So get those capes out and energize your powers as a super heroes showdown is about to be unleashed!

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Michael Ysker                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Conference Room F-10        System: Savage Worlds Showdown by Pinnacle Entertainment Group        Type: Miniatures

 

Terrain Specialties Dungeon Crawl                                 r   r   &  

Someone or something has been attacking caravans on the Sterich trade road, making off with all the goods and leaving no one alive. Local merchants have contacted you to track down whoever is responsible and recover their goods. This highly detailed 3D dungeon crawl uses Dwarven Forge terrain. Characters and figures provided. Rules based on 2nd Ed. AD&D.

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Dan Helmen                                                                                        Players: 6

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Battlesystem Skirmishes by TSR                                             Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

TMNT MN - Mutants in Minnesota                      s   r   r   &  

Chemicals have been dumped in and around the Mississippi for decades. Lately things have been crawling back out.

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: David Corgan                                                                                      Players: 6

Location: Studio 03-01                      System: TMNT and Other Strangeness by Palladium Games                            Type: RPG

 

Ultimate Dreadball                                             s   r   r   l  

One round of Ultimate Dreadball. A no-holds-barred version of Mantic's Sci-Fi sports game Dreadball, where up to 6 teams take the pitch at one time to fight over 3 balls. Smaller teams more players.

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Levi Ott                                                                                             Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-04               System: Dreadball Ultimate by Mantic                                                         Type: Board

 

Urban Arcana: Casino Nights                                     r   c   &  

In the world of Urban Arcana, Dragons rule the board rooms and Bugbears rule the streets. Magic exists, yet the human psyche cannot fathom it, nor do they see the Elf serving them food or the Kobold riding their bus. The heroes are investigating people who went missing near the Astral Sea Casino. Once they get past the Dragonborn bouncer, will they be able to get to the bottom of it?

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Will Herrmann                                                                                    Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-02                      System: D&D 5th Edition by Wizards of the Coast                                         Type: RPG

 

Vamps and Dolls                                                     r   c   ~  

The Slayers and their friends are celebrating the holidays in style. So who are the strange guys lurking on campus? And what about the students who may have disappeared? Is it possible that the Gangster history in the Twin Cities isn't as forgotten as everyone assumes?

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Margaret Eastman                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Studio 15-01                      System: Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG by Eden Studios                                 Type: RPG

Sponsored by CONvergence Gaming

 

Well of Skulls                                                       r   r   l  

The heroes find a map leading to a long-lost tomb in the Vast Swamp west of Daerlun. What riches could lie beneath the sodden ground near the Well of Skulls?

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Brent Evanger                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Studio 02-04                      System: D&D 5th Edition by Wizards of the Coast                                         Type: RPG

 

Winter's Promise                                                s   r   r   l  

Your job is to escort an item from the Castle Olmutz south to the Kingdom of Kayomar, making sure the cargo successfully reaches it's destination in one piece. Continuing the journey begun in "A Stone's Wager".

Time Slot: SAT18-22                        GM: Mario M. Butter                                                                                  Players: 8

Location: Studio 02-03                      System: Castles & Crusades by Troll Lord Games                                          Type: RPG

 

Saturday 18-02 – runs for 8 hours

 

Born for Adventure                                                   i   c   &  

With a NEW Team of adventurers, Belle has set up a little test to "weed" out the unskilled (or unlucky). You're set to explore the caverns under her new property. Easy in and out... You HOPE!!!  Role Playing Tournament. Sorry, pregens only this time.

Time Slot: SAT18-02                        GM: Roger Mlynczak                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Studio 07-01                      System: Rolemaster by Iron Crown Enterprise                                                Type: RPG

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

Saturday 20-22 – runs for 2 hours

 

Brewin' USA Game with Designer                                r   r   l  

Brewin' USA is a lightweight euro game where players control a start-up brewery at the inception of the craft brewing revolution. Players will need to gather key ingredients and launch a product line of craft beer and strategically compete for regional control in the US. The game is simple yet strategic and easy to learn. The game designer will be present to teach rules and answer questions.

Time Slot: SAT20-22                        GM: Adam Rehberg                                                                                    Players: 5

Location: Board Room 1-06               System: Brewin' USA by Adam Rehberg                                                     Type: Board

 

Cards Against Humanity                                       s   r   r   ~  

Do you like Apples to Apples? This is the adult version full of innuendos, rudeness, and just down right nastiness -- not intended for children. It's a great party game for horrible people - be prepared to be offended.

Time Slot: SAT20-22                        GM: Nyree Spurrier                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-03               System: Cards Against Humanity by Cards Against Humanity LLC                   Type: Card

 

Last Night on Earth-Timber Peak                                 r   r   ~  

Escaping from the zombies, a handful of survivors go up into the mountains. On reaching the small town of Timber Peak, they discover that a new nightmare has just begun! Players can work together as Heroic survivors or be vicious Zombies. A bit more aggressive than the original game, with more vicious Zombies. The Heroes have more tricks up their sleeves. Survive the night or the Zombies win!

Time Slot: SAT20-22                        GM: Lois Travis                                                                                         Players: 6

Location: Regency 14                        System: Last Night on Earth by Flying Frog Productions                               Type: Board

 

Munchkin (various)                                            s   r   r   &  

Munchkin now comes in over fifteen different flavors, with over twenty expansions and more than 14 booster packs. We'll be playing whichever genre players want to play. Kick the door down, kill the monsters, take their treasure, stab your buddy. It's the dungeon experience without all that stupid role-playing stuff!

Time Slot: SAT20-22                        GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: Munchkin by Steve Jackson Games                                                   Type: Card

 

NetHack                                                          s   r   r   l  

NetHack (www.nethack.org) is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems. Assemble your hero from a choice of thirteen classes and five races as you enter the ASCII & text based adventure game. Your goal is to grab as much treasure as you can, retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, and escape the Mazes of Menace alive.

Time Slot: SAT20-22                        GM: Rick Tanner                                                                                        Players: 4

Location: Conference Room I-01         System: NetHack Development Team by NetHack Development Team         Type: Computer

 

Smash Monster Rampage                                    Y   s   r   r   l  

Smash Monster Rampage is a cooperative game for 5 players where you work together to defeat a giant monster before the city is destroyed. You also need to keep survivors out of harm's way lest they get caught in the cross-fire... Position your tanks & helicopters and open fire on the monster! Every hit brings you closer to victory, but also allows the monster to potentially attack back.

Time Slot: SAT20-22                        GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.                                                                              Players: 5

Location: Regency 21                        System: Smash Monster Rampage by 5th Street Games                                  Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Speed Gaming                                                     s   r   r   &  

Want to learn about some Steve Jackson games without committing to 4 hrs? We'll show & tell & play some of whatever people feel like: Burn in Hell, Castellan, Chupacabra, Cthulhu Dice, Chez Cthulhu, Chez Geek, Dino Hunt Dice, Frag Gold, Give Me the Brain, Illuminati, Munchkin, Munchkin Quest, Nanuk, Ninja Burger, Revolution!, S.P.A.N.C., The Stars Are Right, Tile Chess, Trophy Buck, Zombie Dice.

Time Slot: SAT20-22                        GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-08               System: Various Short Games by Various Publishers                           Type: Special Event

 

Tekumel: Pirate Hunt                                               r   r   &  

Because of a couple of incidents of piracy along the Rananga River, the Ferinara provincial patrol boat, Taujan, has been tasked to find and apprehend or kill this pirate band. Special Note: The game starts at 8:00pm and runs for 4 hours.

Time Slot: SAT20-24                        GM: Lance Curry                                                                                        Players: 6

Location: Studio 01-02                      System: Swords and Glory by Gamescience                                                   Type: RPG

Sponsored by Tekumel Track

 

Zombicide                                                         s   r   r   &  

Zombies are everywhere and you must fight for survival. Zombicide is a cooperative game where each player uses their unique ability to help the group escape from the Zombie-infested city. Find a weapon and move out. The buildings are full of Walkers and more keep appearing. There's no way you can kill them all! Beware the Fatties, fear the Runners, and stop making all that noise, they're coming!

Time Slot: SAT20-22                        GM: Donald Bauman                                                                                   Players: 6

Location: Board Room 2-01               System: Zombicide by Guillotine Games                                               Type: Miniatures



 

Saturday 20-02 – runs for 6 hours

 

#6-00: Legacy of the Stonelords                                   i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-11. At long last, the Pathfinders have reached the lost Sky Citadel Jormurdun only to find it already occupied by fiends and subterranean foes. The Society must mount an epic offense to explore the immense subterranean city while simultaneously driving off the squatters within. If they succeed, the Pathfinders may discover that the greatest prize is not the mountain fortress itself but the treasure that lies at its heart. The adventure concludes Season 5, Year of the Demon. This adventure is for levels 1-11. Written by Mike Shel.

Time Slot: SAT20-02                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                              Players: 72

Location: Conference Room D-01        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

Anomaly Unbound                                                   r   r   &  

Rips in time known as anomalies have been appearing and releasing creatures from Earth's past into the present. The Anomaly Research Center (ARC) investigates and stops the creatures and the anomalies, while keeping the knowledge about and danger of the anomalies secret from the general populace. This is a difficult job on a good day. These are not good days.

Time Slot: SAT20-02                        GM: Gary M. Travis                                                                                   Players: 6

Location: Studio 02-07                      System: Primeval by Cubicle 7                                                                    Type: RPG

 

Flash Point: Rescue Challenge!                                    r   r   &  

You've played Flash Point: Fire Rescue. You've seen the expansions and roles. You're all big dang heroes. One last fire call comes in as you're preparing for the big Fireman's Gala Ball. What could possibly go wrong?

Time Slot: SAT20-02                        GM: Brian Hole                                                                                          Players: 6

Location: Regency 17                        System: Flash Point: Fire Rescue by Indie Boards and Cards                           Type: Board

 

The Dungeon Circuit: Season 6                                     r   r   &  

In the wake of catastrophe, Manvershentink's Modular Tower lies ruined, the MSNDC missing, and worse - lucrative product placement contracts are left unserviced. Will you delve the depths, brave decaying enchantments, hunt for (and show off) precious caches of ridiculous gear? Remember to keep your embedded broadcast crew from harm, as The Dungeon Circuit is scryed on location as it happens.

Time Slot: SAT20-02                        GM: Justin T. Williams                                                                              Players: 5

Location: Studio 03-04                      System: Story Arc by Limestone Publishing                                                  Type: RPG

 

Saturday 22-24 – runs for 2 hours

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: SAT22-24                        GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Coal Baron                                                      s   r   r   &  

The game lasts three rounds. In each round players take turns placing their workers on action spaces. Each player has an individual elevator shaft, and he'll need to use workers to extract coal and bring it to the surface, while also competing for contracts and scrounging for cash in order to do everything else that needs to be done!

Time Slot: SAT22-24                        GM: Marla Moyer                                                                                       Players: 4

Location: Regency 20                        System: Coal Baron by Delta Vision Publishing                                           Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Trailer Park Wars with Expansion                                r   r   ~  

If you would prefer not to live the life of a Flea Marketeer (FRI22-02), there's always managing the trailer park! Keep the fairly decent tenants alive while sending the ones most likely to put Jell-O in your hot tub to someone else's rectangular estates! Progress is tracked using cute plastic flamingos!

Time Slot: SAT22-24                        GM: Eric J. O'Denius                                                                                  Players: 6

Location: Regency 18                        System: Trailer Park Wars by Gut-Bustin' Games                                          Type: Board

 

Saturday 22-02 – runs for 4 hours

 

Jeweler that Dealt in Stardust                                      r   c   &  

Operating under the guise of a jeweler, Boss Ogo does a brisk trade in stolen goods. For the last month, no one has seen or heard from the jeweler. His door is barred, the shutters locked. A fortune awaits the band of rogues audacious enough to cross Boss Ogo, survive his house of traps, and lucky enough to make it out alive.

Time Slot: SAT22-02                        GM: John M. Dahlstrom                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Studio 02-03                      System: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG by Goodman Games                             Type: RPG

 

Last One Out, Hit the Lights                                s   r   r   &  

No gear, no skills, no memories, and no idea what is going on. You're given a rude awakening out of an alien tube and dumped into a chamber full of runes, arcane and indecipherable. Piece together your past and arm yourself for the future. At the very least, someone turn off that alarm; that noise is giving you a headache...

Time Slot: SAT22-02                        GM: Christopher Touchette                                                                          Players: 6

Location: Conference Room F-08        System: Roll to Dodge by The Internet                                                 Type: Miniatures

 

The Big Dark                                                    s   r   r   &  

They tell you it's 2027, but you know better. A choomba like you can find the truth even if the net's been down for more than 40 years. But that all changes tonight.

Time Slot: SAT22-02                        GM: David Corgan                                                                                      Players: 6

Location: Studio 03-01                      System: Cyberpunk 2020 by R. Talisorian Games                                          Type: RPG

 

Saturday 24-02 – runs for 2 hours

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: SAT24-02                        GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Nanuk                                                         Y   s   r   r   l  

In Nanuk, players make boasts for how long they can stay on the trail and how much they will bring home. Each boast must be greater than the one before, until one hunter refuses to raise the boast, saying "You're doomed!" Then the hunt begins. Will the hunt leader make good on his boast or will the doomers be right? Every player decides secretly to help... or to let it fail. 

Time Slot: SAT24-02                        GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: Nanuk by Steve Jackson Games                                                        Type: Card

 

Tekumel: Wizard Duel                                         s   r   r   &  

Create your wizard and duel with spells and magical creatures in the Hirilakte arena of the city-state of Ru. Gain prestige and bet on the outcome.

Time Slot: SAT24-02                        GM: Brett D. Slocum                                                                                  Players: 6

Location: Studio 01-01                      System: Home Rules                                                                                Type: Board

Sponsored by Tekumel Track


Sunday Events

 

Sunday 08-10 – runs for 2 hours

 

Takenoko                                                          s   r   r   &  

You are one of the Emperor's gardeners, responsible for simultaneously growing bamboo while keeping the Emperor's panda at bay. With skill and a little luck, get the panda to someone else's quadrant of the garden so you can give your bamboo plants the TLC they deserve! Fun for kids and adults both!

Time Slot: SUN08-10                        GM: Eric J. O'Denius                                                                                  Players: 4

Location: Regency 18                        System: Takenoko by Bombyx                                                                  Type: Board

 

Wake Up With Cosmic Encounter                                r   r   l  

CE returns in the Sunday 8 AM slot! Eat some donuts, drink some coffee, and use your alien power(s) to capture 5 bases and control the universe! For more information, visit http://www.esglabs.com/cons/.

Time Slot: SUN08-10                        GM: Michael Miller, Peter Jansen                                                                Players: 12

Location: Regency 16                        System: Cosmic  Encounter by Fantasy Flight                                              Type: Board

 

Wizard Kings                                                Y   s   r   r   l  

Stop by and learn this fast-paced exciting block game. Players assume the role of leader of their group (one of 7 different possibilities). Use cunning, skill, bluff and daring to out-wit your opponent. Fun for the whole family and can handle 1-10 players at a time. With additional maps a huge war can be fought. Walk-ins welcome.

Time Slot: SUN08-10                        GM: Cal Stengel                                                                                       Players: 10

Location: Conference Room F-01        System: Wizard Kings by Columbia Games                                                 Type: Board

Sponsored by Columbia Games Inc .

 

Sunday 10-12 – runs for 2 hours

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Buncha Munchkin                                            Y       r   r   l  

We'll be combining *at least* 5 editions: Original Munchkin, The Good The Bad & The Munchkin, Super-Munchkin, Space Munchkin and Munchkin Bites are all on the menu.

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Nell Matheny                                                                                      Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-04               System: Munchkin by Steve Jackson Games                                                   Type: Card

 

Crossfire                                                               r   r   &  

Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game. Since its initial release, Crossfire has grown to encompass over 150 monsters, about 3000 maps to explore, an elaborate magic system, 13 races, 15 character classes, a system of skills, and many artifacts and treasures. Crossfire is based in a medieval fantasy world and is similar to other games of this genre.

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Rick Tanner                                                                                        Players: 4

Location: Conference Room I-01         System: Crossfire by Crossfire Development Team                                   Type: Computer

Sponsored by Real Time

 

Dueling Aces, Hunt the Bomber                                    r   r   &  

It's 1944 WWII. Your base has been alerted to an Allied Bomber making an attack on city nearby that's occupied by your fellow soldiers. Race down the runway and take to the skies to search for Bomber that threatens your comrades. Be careful, because the bomber is heavily armed and is determined to succeed in its mission to deliver its payload. So plan a wise attack or else.

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Timothy G. Leonard                                                                            Players: 5

Location: Conference Room F-03        System: Home Rules                                                                          Type: Miniatures

 

DungeonQuest                                                         r   r   &  

Dragonfire Castle sits atop the hill outside the town, awaiting another group of adventurers risking their lives for treasure and glory! For more information, visit http://www.esglabs.com/cons/.

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Michael Miller                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Regency 17                        System: DungeonQuest by Games Workshop                                                Type: Board

 

Global Pursuit                                                   s   r   r   l  

Draw some cards, answer some questions, lay some tiles. A trivia-based game to test your knowledge of Earth's geography by itself and as it relates to economics, history and politics.

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Timothy P. Moore                                                                               Players: 5

Location: Regency 15                        System: Global Pursuit by National Geographic                                            Type: Board

 

Illuminati                                                         s   r   r   &  

Take over the world by one of the secret Illuminati societies. Whether your Illuminati is power, money, weirdness, destruction, or something else, control factions as varied as Mad Scientists to the dreaded IRS. Although the rules are precise and relatively easy to understand, each Illuminati can violate them to achieve their objective.

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Adam Weiss                                                                                       Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-02               System: Illuminati by Steve Jackson Games                                                   Type: Card

 

Kitties Save School!                                         Y   s   r   r   l  

Miss Berry is the kindest, smartest, funniest teacher ever. But she's disappeared without a trace, and the substitute teacher whose taken her place is the meanest teacher of all time! The humans all think that Miss Berry is just sick or on vacation or something, but the magical kitties know that something more sinister is afoot. It's time to save the school!

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Matthew J. Hanson                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Studio 02-03                      System: Magical Kitties! by Sneak Attack Press                                             Type: RPG

 

Mines of IO                                                     s   r   r   l  

This is a sci-fi 2-sided hex tile game like "Carcassonne", but more combative in play. A game of base building and mine expansion. Primary tile points are scored by the leaders while special rooms in bases and ore deposits in mines provide secondary points that are shared by all. Combat includes claim jumping other players plus attacking aliens that blockade scoring until killed.

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Jeffrey R. Sutton                                                                                  Players: 6

Location: Board Room 1-09               System: The Mines of IO by Gunny Publications Inc                                     Type: Board

 

Nanuk or The Hunt is DOOMED!                             r   r   l  

DOOOOOOM!!! Hunting, wagering, bluffing, survival. Each wager greater than the one before. Will you be the Doomsayer or the Hunt Leader? Each player decides to join the hunt, or let it be doomed. Which side will you choose?

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Jim Spurrier                                                                                        Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-03               System: Nanuk by Steve Jackson Games                                                        Type: Card

 

Thurn and Taxis                                                      r   r   l  

Try out the 2006 Spiel des Jahres winner Thurn and Taxis. In this game each player is trying to build the largest network of postal routes through Eastern Europe, collecting bonus and victory points along the way.

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Renee Thorson                                                                                    Players: 3

Location: Board Room 1-01               System: Thurn and Taxis by Rio Grande Games                                           Type: Board

 

ÜberChrononauts                                                     i   r   l  

Description: Come and play the combined card games of time travel! Uses Paradoxes, Patches, Gadgets, and Artifacts to fulfill your Mission, get home to your own alternate time stream, and more.

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Peter Jansen                                                                                        Players: 3

Location: Regency 19                        System: Chrononauts by Looney Labs                                                         Type: Board

 

Wizard Kings                                                Y   s   r   r   l  

Stop by and learn this fast-paced exciting block game. Players assume the role of leader of their group (one of 7 different possibilities). Use cunning, skill, bluff and daring to out-wit your opponent. Fun for the whole family and can handle 1-10 players at a time. With additional maps a huge war can be fought. Walk-ins welcome.

Time Slot: SUN10-12                        GM: Cal Stengel                                                                                       Players: 10

Location: Conference Room F-01        System: Wizard Kings by Columbia Games                                                 Type: Board

Sponsored by Columbia Games Inc .

 

Sunday 10-14 – runs for 4 hours

 

Arkham Horror                                                       r   r   &  

Lovecraftian board game where the players work together to prevent the end of the world. I'll also bring several expansions to the base game - depending on the players' experience level and preference, we may or may not use them.

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Wendy Seidl                                                                                       Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-08               System: Arkham Horror Boardgame by Fantasy Flight  Games                        Type: Board

 

Best Slumber Party Ever!                                   Y   s   r   r   l  

It's a slumber party at Monica's house! But strange happenings are ruining these suburbanite girls' dreams. It's up to you and your team of investigators to find out why. Inspectres is player driven storytelling, is rules-light, with roleplaying and legal fun emphasized. "Inspectres - fighting the forces of darkness so you don't have to."

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Heather Beecher                                                                                   Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-06                      System: Inspectres by Memento Mori Theatricks                                            Type: RPG

 

Blood: Path of the Shinobi                                         r   r   ~  

A cut-throat adventure game where a shadowy subculture of Shinobi strive and fight for their very existence against cruel overlords, brutal corporations, and a corrupt religious institute.

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Brandon Radke                                                                                    Players: 5

Location: Studio 03-03                      System: D20 by Lettuce Inn Games                                                              Type: RPG

 

Catan - Cities and Knights                                         r   c   &  

We will be playing the "Cities and Knights" version of the classic game. Defend your territory from barbarian invaders by deploying knights. Expand your territory with new roads and settlements. Build advancements to gain special resources and benefits.

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Richard L. Schreiber                                                                             Players: 4

Location: Studio 07-01                      System: Settlers of Catan by Mayfair Games                                                 Type: Board

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

Caverna: the Cave Farmers                                          i   r   &  

Agricola with Dwarves! Food is easier to procure than Agricola (SAT18-22), and households can either loot caves or expand peaceably. However, with the expanding options, prior experience with these kinds of games is highly recommended.

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Eric J. O'Denius                                                                                  Players: 7

Location: Regency 18                        System: Caverna by Mayfair                                                                       Type: Board

 

Destroy All Humans!                                                r   r   &  

Attention humans. I am Cryptosporidium of the planet Furon. This planet is now a property of the Furon Empire. Dominate this! The year is 1957 and human life is about to change forever as intergalactic visitors invade Earth. MIB Aliens and Army factions face off in the rural heartland in hopes of completing their assigned objectives.

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Michael Ysker                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Conference Room F-10        System: Savage Worlds Showdown by Pinnacle Entertainment Group        Type: Miniatures

 

Ghosts of Battle                                                     i   r   &  

Centuries past, great armies clashed on this battlefield. The ground itself was twisted and torn by the magical energies unleashed here, and the ghosts of the fallen haunt the land. Only the desperate or the mad set foot on this plain. But you are neither desperate, nor mad - so what secret do you seek here? What reward would tempt you to go where others dare not?

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Kevin Matheny, Joe Donaghue                                                               Players: 7

Location: Studio 04-03                      System: D&D 5th Edition by Wizards of the Coast                                         Type: RPG

 

Goldleaf Adventuring Company                                s   r   r   &  

As an Adventure Agent at Goldleaf your job is to recruit heroes, mold them into teams, and send them off on adventures. Help your heroes level up, acquire wacky costumes and powerful weapons - or they'll go to work for your coworkers! Competition is fierce to recruit the best heroes in the right combination to get the job done. Welcome to the cut-throat business of quest management!

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Cory Katzenmeyer                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Regency 16                        System: Goldleaf Adventuring Company by Limestone Publishing                   Type: Board

 

High Level Target                                                    r   r   &  

You are in charge of the RDF strike force of Veritechs and Destroids sent to kill or capture a Zentradi officer who has crashed landed nearby. Intelligence indicates the only thing standing in your way is his crashed damaged cohorts, who can only only provide weak resistance. It should be easy, in-out, unless, of course, they send a rescue force...

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Matthew Clementson                                                                            Players: 4

Location: Conference Room F-05        System: Robotech RPG Tactics by Palladium Games/Ninja Division         Type: Miniatures

 

Settlers of America                                                   r   r   &  

Those of you who like Settlers will like this fascinating variant. It's Settlers in the American West. You'll turn in your resources to build covered wagons. You'll move your wagons to where you want to establish towns. You'll also build trains and rail lines to move commodities to other players' towns.

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Mike Backstrom                                                                                  Players: 7

Location: Conference Room B-04        System: Settlers of America by Mayfair                                                        Type: Board

Sponsored by First Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society

 

Space Empires Close Encounters                                     n   r   &  

Start the convention right by playing the surprise hit game of 2014, Thunder Alley.  This is not your typical racing game because you run a team of several race cars, you are measured by the performance of your entire team of cars and you need to cooperate with your opponents to get ahead.  It's too bad there is room for only one person in the winner's circle... There will be two games running beside each other, one to introduce the game to players and one for the more experienced players.

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Paul O'Connor                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Regency 14                        System: Space Empires by GMT Games                                                      Type: Board

 

Space Empires for Beginners                                     s   r   r   &  

Space Empires is a very playable 4X (Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate) game pitting up to four players against each other for domination of the local part of space.

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Paul O'Connor                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-05               System: Space Empires by GMT Games                                                      Type: Board

 

Tekumel: Tumissa Nights                                            r   r   &  

Tsolyanu has a very rigid society, with strict expectations for decent behavior, which is fine if you are a doddering old administrative priest in the Temple of Dra, or a mewling child, but you are young, and virile, and members of high clans. And you are bored. What better distraction than an unsanctioned palanquin race through the cities crowded streets at dusk. A miniatures event with some RPG overtones.

Time Slot: SUN10-14                        GM: Howard Hendrickson                                                                            Players: 6

Location: Studio 01-01                      System: Song of Blades and Heroes by Ganesha Games                            Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Tekumel Track

 

Sunday 10-16 – runs for 6 hours

 

#0-13: The Prince of Augustana                                  i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters (Tiers: 1–2 and 4–5). When an old beggar shows up filthy and injured on the doorstep of the Augustana Pathfinder Lodge in Andoran and demands to be recognized as Andoran's one true Emperor, Venture-Captain Wallace is inclined to chase him off. But when the old beggar reveals a wayfinder and tells a tale of demons and portals to another world beneath the streets of Augustana, Wallace summons you from Absalom to investigate. Will you make it through sewers, swarms, and sanctuaries to uncover the truth or will the dangers of the Augustana underworld consume you forever? Written by Craig Shackleton

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-12        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#1-41: The Devil We Know – Part III: Crypt of Fools        i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 7th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 3–4, and 6–7). Another kidnapping spree erupts in Cassomir and the Pathfinder Society sends you to the notorious Swift Prison to interrogate a captured cultist about the recent disappearances. With clues gathered there, you must explore Old Cassomir and find secret locations that lead you to the source of the spree: the long lost Crypt of Fools. Crypt of Fools is part 3 of the The Devil We Know series. Parts 1 and 2 can be played in any order, but parts 3 and 4 must be sequentially after 1 and 2. Look for part 4, Pathfinder Society Scenario #48: Rules of the Swift, in April 2010. Written by Larry Wilhelm

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-02        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#1-49: Among the Dead                                            i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 7th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 3–4, and 6–7). Several years ago, a Taldan Zyphus cult took over a famous Oppara opera house, murdered a Pathfinder, and turned dozens of Taldor's wealthiest citizens into the walking dead. The Pathfinder Society has finally tracked down their hideout and sends you to Oppara for one purpose: revenge. Can you face the servants of Golarion's god of accidents unharmed or will you find yourself among Zyphus's cursed souls? Among the Dead is a follow-up scenario to Pathfinder Society Scenario #7: Among the Living. When played together, the scenarios create a mini story arc in Taldor's gilded capital, Oppara. Written by Joshua J. Frost

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-01        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#3-13: The Quest for Perfection – Part III: Defenders of Nesting Swallow                                                                i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 1–5. As the Pathfinders approach the village of Nesting Swallow in the Tian nation of Shokuro, they find it besieged by a gang of tengu bandits. Before their contact in the village will aid them in restoring the Iroran relic that brought them hundreds of miles to the isolated town, the PCs must repulse the attackers, using every ounce of tactical mettle and military strategy they possess to train the villagers, augment their defenses, and ultimately face off against the bandits' charge.  "Defenders of Nesting Swallow" is the final scenario in the three-part The Quest for Perfection campaign arc. It follows Pathfinder Society Scenario #3–09: The Quest for Perfection—Part I: The Edge of Heaven and Pathfinder Society Scenario #3–11: The Quest for Perfection—Part II: On Hostile Waters. All three chapters are intended to be played in order. Written by Sean McGowan, RPG Superstar 2011 runner up.

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-05        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-06: Hall of the Flesh Eaters                                  i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-5. Shrouded in thick fog, the shifting Gloomspires north of the Shackles have long frustrated explorers. However, a recent discovery by the Pathfinder Society has revealed a brief opportunity to navigate the columns safely and search for the lost treasure of the legendary pirate Eightfingers. The only problem is that the Pathfinders are not the only visitors to the Gloomspires. Written by Tom Phillips.

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-10        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-07: Valley of Veiled Flame                                    i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 5–9. For years a Pathfinder team has surveyed Qadira's Zho Mountains in an attempt to reconcile its twisting valleys with a series of old maps recovered years ago on the Silken Way. When the team disappears soon after reporting a strange illusory effect in a mountain pass, the Society sends the PCS—funded by an unusual benefactor—to uncover whatever is hidden in those peaks and rescue the agents.  Content in ÒValley of Veiled FlameÓ also contributes directly to the ongoing storylines of the Liberty's Edge and Silver Crusade factions. Written by Nathan King

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-03        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-10: December Lower Tier: TBD                              i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-2

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                              Players: 18

Location: Conference Room D-08        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-11: December Higher Tier: TBD                              i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 7-11

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-04        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-12: January Lower Tier: TBD                                i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-5

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                              Players: 18

Location: Conference Room D-06        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

#6-13: January Higher Tier: TBD                               i   c   &  

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 3-7

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Pathfinder Society                                                                                Players: 6

Location: Conference Room D-07        System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

Deus Irae                                                              r   c   &  

The Gods of myth have always meddled in the affairs of mankind; at times slaking their desires with mortal paramours to sire half-breed offspring - demigods who possess abilities far beyond the mere mortal. And now, with those original primal divinities, the Titans, escaped from their ancient prison and as war rages in the heavens, the Gods now call upon their Scions to defend the World.

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Mark Cummins                                                                                   Players: 4

Location: Studio 05-01                      System: Scion by White Wolf                                                                     Type: RPG

 

Glory Follows the Rise                                              i   r   &  

In Rise you became the chosen of a God. In Glory Follows the Rise, you will learn what it means to become a god yourself.

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Logan Ericksen                                                                                    Players: 5

Location: Studio 02-06                      System: Exalted 2nd Edition by White Wolf Publishing                                  Type: RPG

 

I Know Something You Do Not...                                 r   c   &  

Wow, the field trip last month was killer!!! There were hidden doors, assassin students, zombies, and a principal secret. But we are back in classes; and everyone is looking at you...

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Richard Odeen                                                                                     Players: 6

Location: Studio 07-02                      System: Teenagers From Outer Space by R. Talisorian Games                          Type: RPG

 

No Honor Among Thieves                                           i   c   &  

The search for a lost ship and its captain leads the PCs into a much larger mystery, one that threatens all who ply the waters around the city of Freeport.

Time Slot: SUN10-16                        GM: Nate Christen                                                                                      Players: 5

Location: Studio 02-01                      System: Pathfinder by Paizo Publishing                                                        Type: RPG

 

Sunday 10-18 – runs for 8 hours

 

40K Rogue Trader Tournament                                    n   g   &  

Don't miss the excitement of the 14th annual Con of the North 40K Rogue Trader Tournament, sponsored by The Source Comics & Games. This will be a 40 player, 3 game tournament using 1750 point Battle-Forged armies. This tournament features trophies and prizes provided by The Source Comics & Games. As this popular event traditionally fills up, pre-registering is recommended. For the complete set of this year's RTT rules and guidelines see the full page listing in the Con of the North pre-registration book. For the latest CotN RTT updates and registration confirmation, visit: http://s15.invisionfree.com/Terrain_Specialties/ Email questions to: ConoftheNorthRTT@yahoo.com

Time Slot: SUN10-18                        GM: Jeff Strating                                                                                       Players: 40

Location: Oslo Room 01                   System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop                                      Type: Miniatures

Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

 

Clay Olympics 2015                                         Y       r   r   l  

Build your fighter! Battle the competition! Take home the gold or be dismembered trying! Clay Olympics returns to Con of the North: Make your fighter out of Play-Doh, and physically smash your opponents flat in a winner-take-all Battle Royale! All trophy winners will be immortalized on the Wall of Honor.

Time Slot: SUN10-18                        GM: Christopher Touchette                                                                         Players: 24

Location: Studio 16-01                      System: Clay Olympics by Anthony Hughes                                      Type: Special Event

 

Sunday 12-14 – runs for 2 hours

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: SUN12-14                        GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Crashed! Ruins?                                                      r   r   l  

You along with a small group of humans have survived a crash landing on a distant planet. In this session, a map suggests there might be ruins a few days away. Your party decides to investigate. What can go wrong? Each "crashed" session will help to build the story of the community of survivors.

Time Slot: SUN12-14                        GM: William Stenross                                                                                 Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-03                      System: Abstract Dungeon by Sneak Attack Press                                           Type: RPG

 

Elder Sign                                                             r   r   &  

Ever want to try to save the world from an Ancient One but just don't have the time to set up and put away Arkham Horror? Well, here's your chance! Come by and play some "Arkham Yahtzee" and you can lose your sanity in just an hour! For more information visit http://www.esglabs.com/cons/.

Time Slot: SUN12-14                        GM: Michael Miller                                                                                    Players: 4

Location: Regency 17                        System: Elder Sign by Fantasy Flight Games                                               Type: Board

 

Fleet Action at Archanus IV                                        r   r   l  

Command either a Federation Starship or a Klingon Battle Cruiser and be a part of one of the assembled squadrons attempting to wrest control of Archanus IV. Your scanners have picked up the enemy ships bearing down on you with shields up and weapons armed. Will you be able to out-fly, out-fight, and out-think your opponent?

Time Slot: SUN12-14                        GM: Timothy P. Moore                                                                               Players: 7

Location: Regency 15                        System: Star Fleet Battles by Task Force Games                                           Type: Board

 

Hacker                                                                 i   r   l  

Come and play Steve Jackson Games' computer crime card game, actually inspired by a U.S. Secret Service raid! Get a Screamer Modem, a set of Original Manuals, maybe even a Back Door or a Secret Indial and try to become the Net Ninja, but watch out so you don't Get A Life or raided by the Local Police, FBI, or Secret Service in this beer-and-pretzels classic. (Some Hacker Lite rules will be used.)

Time Slot: SUN12-14                        GM: Peter Jansen                                                                                        Players: 5

Location: Regency 19                        System: Hacker by Steve Jackson Games                                                      Type: Board

 

Heroes Wanted                                                  s   r   r   &  

Play the game Heroes Wanted - Kickstarter funded in 2014, #1 on BoardGameGeek August 2014. Create your own super hero and compete for fame while defeating villains.

Time Slot: SUN12-14                        GM: Sally Foster                                                                                        Players: 5

Location: Board Room 2-07               System: Heroes Wanted by Action Phase Games                                           Type: Board

 

Hoplomachus: TOURNAMENT                                r   r   &  

Hoplomachus [ha-ploh-ma-kuss], or 'Hoplo' for short, is a hex-based tactical board game set inside a gladiatorial arena. Play our award winning Hoplomachus game - TOURNAMENT style. Choose from 5 cities with unique units and abilities. Face off in this head-to-head battle in the Arena. Prove yourself a worthy Gladiator and earn your unique playable TROPHY! Carpe Venatus!

Time Slot: SUN12-14                        GM: Adam Carlson                                                                                   Players: 12

Location: Board Room 1-01               System: Hoplomachus by Chip Theory Games                                              Type: Board

 

Kitties Save The World!                                    Y   s   r   r   l  

The magical kitties have discovered that aliens are getting ready to invade the Earth, and none of the humans have noticed. Once again, it's up to the kitties to sneak onto the aliens' mother ship so they can save the world!

Time Slot: SUN12-14                        GM: Matthew J. Hanson                                                                              Players: 6

Location: Studio 02-03                      System: Magical Kitties! by Sneak Attack Press                                             Type: RPG

 

NetHack                                                          s   r   r   l  

NetHack (www.nethack.org) is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems. Assemble your hero from a choice of thirteen classes and five races as you enter the ASCII & text based adventure game. Your goal is to grab as much treasure as you can, retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, and escape the Mazes of Menace alive.

Time Slot: SUN12-14                        GM: Rick Tanner                                                                                        Players: 4

Location: Conference Room I-01         System: NetHack Development Team by NetHack Development Team         Type: Computer

 

Space Pirates vs. Ninjas                                        s   r   r   l  

A sci-fi card game that becomes a board game over 3 rounds. Each round players build the universe by playing colony and crime job cards. Players also deploy ships and bases to capture those cards. Ship strengths are kept secret until after movement is done. Ship strengths are then revealed and cards are captured, allowing players to score points and make card sets for bonus points at the end of the game.

Time Slot: SUN12-14                        GM: Jeffrey R. Sutton                                                                                  Players: 4

Location: Board Room 1-09               System: Space Pirates vs. Ninjas by Gunny Publications, Inc.                         Type: Board

 

Wizard Kings                                                Y   s   r   r   l  

Stop by and learn this fast-paced exciting block game. Players assume the role of leader of their group (one of 7 different possibilities). Use cunning, skill, bluff and daring to out-wit your opponent. Fun for the whole family and can handle 1-10 players at a time. With additional maps a huge war can be fought. Walk-ins welcome.

Time Slot: SUN12-14                        GM: Cal Stengel                                                                                       Players: 10

Location: Conference Room F-01        System: Wizard Kings by Columbia Games                                                 Type: Board

Sponsored by Columbia Games Inc .

 

Sunday 14-16 – runs for 2 hours

 

A Real Game-Changer                                              r   c   &  

The rules change! The color you control changes! How you win changes! Even the BOARD changes! Tournament-style play – player with the most goals when time runs out wins!

Time Slot: SUN14-16                        GM: Richard L. Schreiber                                                                             Players: 4

Location: Studio 07-01                      System: Fluxx the Board Game by Looney Labs                                           Type: Board

Sponsored by Lady Dragon's Treasures, Winona RPSIG

 

Artemis Man the Bridge!                                       s   r   r   l  

12 players Man the Bridge! of a spaceship fending off an alien attack in the computer simulations! Bridge positions are Helm/Navigation, Weapons, Communications, Science, Engineering and Captain. Touch screen stations, a large main viewer and a dramatic lighting system really puts you in the action as a Starship under attack! Please see www.manthebridge.com for more information.

Time Slot: SUN14-16                        GM: Michael Mesich                                                                                 Players: 12

Location: Helsinki Room 01              System: Artemis SBS by Artemis SBS                                                  Type: Computer

 

Crashed! Civil War                                                 r   r   l  

You along with a small group of humans have survived a crash landing on a distant planet. After everything that has happened, a schism forms in the community. Can you keep it together, or will you work to drive it apart? Each "crashed" session will help to build the story of the community of survivors.

Time Slot: SUN14-16                        GM: William Stenross                                                                                 Players: 6

Location: Studio 05-03                      System: Abstract Dungeon by Sneak Attack Press                                           Type: RPG

 

Give Me the Brain                                          Y   s   r   r   l  

All the players are zombies, shuffling and moaning through their horrible jobs. Whoever gets rid of all his jobs first wins. Every turn, you can do a couple of things... and, if you're sneaky, you can also push a job or two onto the other players. The catch? Some jobs actually require a brain... there's only one in the whole restaurant... and the zombies keep dropping it.

Time Slot: SUN14-16                        GM: Brian S. Anderson                                                                               Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-07               System: Give Me the Brain! by Steve Jackson Games                                      Type: Card

 

Hoplomachus: TOURNAMENT                                r   r   &  

Hoplomachus [ha-ploh-ma-kuss], or 'Hoplo' for short, is a hex-based tactical board game set inside a gladiatorial arena. Play our award winning Hoplomachus game - TOURNAMENT style. Choose from 5 cities with unique units and abilities. Face off in this head-to-head battle in the Arena. Prove yourself a worthy Gladiator and earn your unique playable TROPHY! Carpe Venatus!

Time Slot: SUN14-16                        GM: Adam Carlson                                                                                   Players: 12

Location: Board Room 1-01               System: Hoplomachus by Chip Theory Games                                              Type: Board

 

Machi Koro                                                      s   r   r   l  

You've just been elected mayor. Armed with your trusty die and a dream to grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. In this fast-paced dice game, each turn players roll dice & collect income from their buildings and maybe steal from their neighbors. Now with money in hand players build a new building or landmark. The player to construct all of his landmarks first wins.

Time Slot: SUN14-16                        GM: Jeffrey R. Sutton                                                                                  Players: 8

Location: Board Room 1-08               System: Machi Koro by Foxgames                                                               Type: Card

 

Puerto Rico                                                           i   r   &  

This popular game needs no description.

Time Slot: SUN14-16                        GM: Mike Backstrom                                                                                Players: 14

Location: Conference Room B-04        System: Puerto Rico by Rio Grande                                                            Type: Board