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Friday, May 3
 

12:00pm EDT

Dice Forge
BG 2-4 players; Development game featuring innovative mechanics based on dice with removable faces. In this dice crafting game, players build their own dice. Roll your dice, manage your resources, complete ordeals before your opponents and explore multiple winning strategies.

Program Participants
avatar for The Wandering Meeple

The Wandering Meeple

Wandering Meeple
Have board games, will travel! Board Game Demo Aficionado, Con attendee, omnigamer. Also enjoy road trips to Renaissance Faires....Spackl'n Penny.


Friday May 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

1:00pm EDT

Azul
BG 2-4 players; Players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they've placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player's score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Program Participants
avatar for The Wandering Meeple

The Wandering Meeple

Wandering Meeple
Have board games, will travel! Board Game Demo Aficionado, Con attendee, omnigamer. Also enjoy road trips to Renaissance Faires....Spackl'n Penny.


Friday May 3, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

3:00pm EDT

Unpublished Prototype: GaiaVora
BG; Players fill the rotating cardboard planet of Gaia with verdant life. Arrange your carnivores, herbivores, and plants, so you can eat your opponents, under the light of Vora, the moon. Survive on the highest stacks of land tiles, when the final meteor strikes!

Program Participants
avatar for Nemo Rathwald

Nemo Rathwald

Boardgame Designer, Magic Meeple Games
Nemo T Rathwald – Nemo designs and illustrates board games under a pseudonym, which is an anagram for Matthew Arnold. His game “Overworld” was 500% funded on Kickstarter by Magic Meeple Games, and has distribution deals in Germany and France. He laser-cuts his game prototypes... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

4:00pm EDT

Dice!
An in-depth talk about the gaming staple, dice. Their history, styles and types (including crooked dice), big manufacturers and independent makers, and a focus on building and maintaining a collection.

Program Participants
avatar for Thriftomancer

Thriftomancer

Thriftomancer is an experienced game master, crafter, and dice collector. She runs the tabletop RPG blog Dice in the North, is a regular contributor to the weird fiction RPG zine Penicillin, and is responsible for the Crowfoot d4 system. (May the gods have mercy.)(I'm the lady in... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
EMC II

4:00pm EDT

How to make your GM Curse: Playing RPGs 101
One of a series of three RPG panels. While your GM sits behind his screen, sometimes it easy to forget that playing RPGs is a two way street. Come and explore ways to spice up your game from your side of the screen and become a better player in the process.

Program Participants
avatar for Byron Pepper

Byron Pepper

Byron “Sarge” Pepper, emerged from the snowy banks of Michigan five years ago to give a set of panels at Colossalcon, breaking the mold to bring RPGs and Tabletop to the anime circuit. There was a lot of interest to begin with when he told the masses how to DM fairly with his... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
EMC V

4:00pm EDT

Mystic Vale
BG 2-4 players; This game features an innovative "card crafting system," which lets you not only build your deck, but build the individual cards in your deck, customizing each card's abilities to exactly the strategy you want to follow.

Program Participants
avatar for The Wandering Meeple

The Wandering Meeple

Wandering Meeple
Have board games, will travel! Board Game Demo Aficionado, Con attendee, omnigamer. Also enjoy road trips to Renaissance Faires....Spackl'n Penny.


Friday May 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

5:00pm EDT

Small World
BG 2-5 players; Small World is inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs, and even humans, who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth.

Program Participants
avatar for The Wandering Meeple

The Wandering Meeple

Wandering Meeple
Have board games, will travel! Board Game Demo Aficionado, Con attendee, omnigamer. Also enjoy road trips to Renaissance Faires....Spackl'n Penny.


Friday May 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

6:00pm EDT

London
BG 2-4 players. Players select cards with varying powers of cash flow, victory points, and poverty penalties, and compete to manage them most efficiently. Nearly 250 years of progress is glimpsed in this game. Famous buildings and monuments of the era as well as engineering developments such as streetlights are illustrated on the cards.

Program Participants

Friday May 3, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

6:00pm EDT

Winds of Turmoil
RPG 2-5 players Whispers flit across the sands. Something stirs and is making the natives restless. Your band of unlikely heroes have come together at the last trading post to be found for many days travel. The encroaching darkness will challenge your heroes in ways they have not been challenged before. Steel and sorcery may not solve all your problems. Cleverness and diplomacy may lead you further than your weapons can

Program Participants

Friday May 3, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

7:00pm EDT

7 Wonders
BG 2-7 players; You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes, affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder.

Program Participants

Friday May 3, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

7:00pm EDT

Dungeon Master Academy
An interactive, presenter-led round table discussion for dungeon/game masters of all experience levels to share ideas on how to improve their skills running tabletop roleplaying games. While this panel focuses on Dungeons & Dragons, all game systems/players are welcome.

Program Participants
avatar for Thriftomancer

Thriftomancer

Thriftomancer is an experienced game master, crafter, and dice collector. She runs the tabletop RPG blog Dice in the North, is a regular contributor to the weird fiction RPG zine Penicillin, and is responsible for the Crowfoot d4 system. (May the gods have mercy.)(I'm the lady in... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Baldwin

7:00pm EDT

The GRAM Role-Playing Game: Introductory Demo
RPG; Join us for a demonstration of the GRAM role playing game led by one of the game designers.

Program Participants
avatar for Cyndi Chadwick

Cyndi Chadwick

Sword of Odin
Quirky. Polyamorous. I hoard dice. Talk to me about the GRAM Role-Playing Game and other Sword of Odin endeavors.


Friday May 3, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

8:00pm EDT

Fellowship of Fools: Friendship Edition
Fellowship of Fools (FoF) is a game about relationships. Making friends takes time, communication and honesty. For many, making friends and forging new connections can be difficult or even feel impossible. FoF is a game that gives you an opportunity to get to know people through conversation, vulnerability and finding common ground.

Program Participants
avatar for Casey O'Donnell

Casey O'Donnell

Associate Professor, Michigan State University
avatar for Hermione Banger

Hermione Banger

Affinity Games LLC
Hermione Banger is a pseudonym (obviously) for a non-binary witch who writes about witchcraft and anarchism, and dabbles in crafting, camming and game development. Fellowship of Fools: The (Friendship) Game is their first self-published non-digital game. You can talk to them about... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
EMC IV

8:00pm EDT

Isle of Skye
BG 2–5 players; Players are chieftains of famous clans and want to build their kingdoms to score as many points as possible—but in each game only four of the sixteen scoring tiles will be scored.

Program Participants
avatar for The Wandering Meeple

The Wandering Meeple

Wandering Meeple
Have board games, will travel! Board Game Demo Aficionado, Con attendee, omnigamer. Also enjoy road trips to Renaissance Faires....Spackl'n Penny.


Friday May 3, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

8:00pm EDT

Dune
BG 2-6 players; Set thousands of years in the future, Dune the board game is based on the Frank Herbert novels about an arid planet at the heart of the human space empire's political machinations. Player interaction is generated through negotiation and bluffing. Players each take the role of one of the factions attempting to control Dune, with each faction having special powers that overlook certain rules in the game. The game concludes when one faction (or two allied factions) is able to control a certain number of strongholds on the planet.

Program Participants

Friday May 3, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

8:00pm EDT

Consuite Chaos: A Cthulhu LARP
Welcome to Unicon! Your favorite nerd-stravaganza is hosted this year at the newly-renovated historic River Grand Hotel. It's midnight in the Consuite, but that doesn't mean it's quiet. The caffeine is flowing, the snacks are plentiful, and everyone is having a great time, until THINGS begin to happen... Terror and Tentacles presents a horrorful live action game guaranteed to stun the senses. No experience necessary. See terrorandtentacles.com for more information. Space is limited so sign up in advance near Ops!


Friday May 3, 2019 8:00pm - Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00am EDT
Algonquin A

9:00pm EDT

Star Trek: Five-Year Mission
BG 3-7 players Boldly roll where no one has rolled before

Program Participants
FP

Fred Paffhausen

Gamer. Grant Writer. Research Editor. Nerd


Friday May 3, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

9:00pm EDT

Lords of Vegas
BG 2-4 players; You and your opponents represent powerful developers in a burgeoning Nevada city. You will earn money and prestige by building the biggest and most profitable casinos on "The Strip," the town's backbone of dust and sin. You start with nothing but parking lots and dreams, but from there you build, sprawl, reorganize and gamble your way to victory. Score the most points investing in the most profitable development companies and putting the best bosses in control of the richest casinos. Put your dollars on the line . . . it's time to roll!

Program Participants
avatar for The Wandering Meeple

The Wandering Meeple

Wandering Meeple
Have board games, will travel! Board Game Demo Aficionado, Con attendee, omnigamer. Also enjoy road trips to Renaissance Faires....Spackl'n Penny.


Friday May 3, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

10:00pm EDT

Red Dragon Inn
BG 3-6 players; You and your friends are a party of heroic, fantasy adventurers. You've raided the dungeon, killed the monsters, and taken 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 and your adventuring companions will 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.

Program Participants

Friday May 3, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00am EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]
 
Saturday, May 4
 

10:00am EDT

Abyss
BG 2-4 players; A game of development, combination and collection in which players try to take control of strategic locations in an underwater city. To achieve this, players must develop on three levels: first by collecting allies, then using them to recruit Lords of the Abyss, who will then grant access to different parts of the city. Players acquire cards through a draft of sorts, and the Lords of the Abyss acquired on those cards grant special powers to the cardholder — but once you use the cards to acquire a location, that power is shut off, so players need to time their land grabs well in order to put themselves in the best position for when the game ends.

Program Participants
avatar for The Wandering Meeple

The Wandering Meeple

Wandering Meeple
Have board games, will travel! Board Game Demo Aficionado, Con attendee, omnigamer. Also enjoy road trips to Renaissance Faires....Spackl'n Penny.


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

11:00am EDT

Say Hello to My Little Side Character
Side characters shouldn't take the spotlight, but that doesn't mean they should fade into the background either! In this talk I'll explain how you can create memorable side characters for your tabletop RPG, writing, or other creative endeavor.

Program Participants
avatar for Julie Miller

Julie Miller

I'm a web developer by trade and a whole lot of other things for fun. I run and play in 5E D&D games, I knit, sew, rock climb for fitness, and I read a lot of fantasy novels.


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Montcalm

11:00am EDT

The GRAM Role-Playing Game: Introductory Demo
RPG; Join us for a demonstration of the GRAM role playing game led by one of the game designers.

Program Participants
avatar for Warren Brown

Warren Brown

Web Master, Graphic Designer and World Building Consultant, Sword of Odin
I am a nerdy family man. Love comics anime and games. Interested in talking about Gram, Role playing, Graphic design, World building and much more.


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

11:00am EDT

Tyrants of the Underdark
BG 2-4 players; Each player leads a house of Drow in a section of the Underdark below the Sword Coast. The Drow house is represented by a deck of cards, with each card being a minion in that player's deck. Each minion belongs to one of five aspects of Drow society, and those aspects correspond to different strategies in the game, e.g., malice minions excel at assassinating opponents' troops, while ambition minions are best at recruiting additional minions and promoting minions to your "inner circle", which is a special zone that increases their value at the end of the game.

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

11:00am EDT

Vector! Attack of the Metapirates, Penguicon Edition
A tabletop RPG adventure in the world of Vector! Attack of the Metapirates*, specifically tailored for Penguicon. *Vector! Attack of the Metapirates is not an adventure, supplement, setting, or campaign, but a MEMETIC VIRUS. Vector and the Meta Pirates may spread their influence into not only one game, but many, and should they not be contained or halted, may even irrevocably alter you and your players. You have been warned.

Program Participants
MM

Mother Multiverse

A biologist, film maker, and occultist, Mother Multiverse has been practicing magic for over twenty years, focusing on chaos magick for the last fifteen. A natural scientist, her approach to the occult has been one of experimentation and innovation, learning and inventing new techniques... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

12:00pm EDT

Are You A Werewolf?
Well, are you? Let's play werewolf!

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Algonquin A

12:00pm EDT

I Didn't Plan For This
Eliminate the stress of planning your next D&D session by not doing it! Learn the basics of improvisation to help you bring those techniques to your gaming table. So the next time your players want to go shoe shopping in the middle of a story arc, you’ll be ready!

Program Participants
avatar for Julie Miller

Julie Miller

I'm a web developer by trade and a whole lot of other things for fun. I run and play in 5E D&D games, I knit, sew, rock climb for fitness, and I read a lot of fantasy novels.


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Montcalm

12:00pm EDT

The GRAM Role-Playing Game: Introductory Demo
RPG; Join us for a demonstration of the GRAM role playing game led by one of the game designers.

Program Participants
avatar for Cyndi Chadwick

Cyndi Chadwick

Sword of Odin
Quirky. Polyamorous. I hoard dice. Talk to me about the GRAM Role-Playing Game and other Sword of Odin endeavors.


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

12:00pm EDT

Too Like The Lightning, The Card Game
This unpublished prototype for 2 to 7 players is a game adaptation of a science fiction novel series by Penguicon 2017 guest of Honor Ada Palmer. Players represent world governments. Together they attempt to avert world war by arranging face-down cards in a row common to all players: the global Transit System. Players may change these, but may not directly tell each other what they know of them. When the cards are revealed, if the players have managed to arrange the printed numbers in an uninterrupted consecutive sequence, world war is averted, and the players all win! But beware! For your own government is awash in corruption-- some of the characters on your cards might frustrate your efforts!

Program Participants
avatar for Nemo Rathwald

Nemo Rathwald

Boardgame Designer, Magic Meeple Games
Nemo T Rathwald – Nemo designs and illustrates board games under a pseudonym, which is an anagram for Matthew Arnold. His game “Overworld” was 500% funded on Kickstarter by Magic Meeple Games, and has distribution deals in Germany and France. He laser-cuts his game prototypes... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

1:00pm EDT

Dice Forge
BG 2-4 players; Development game featuring innovative mechanics based on dice with removable faces. In this dice crafting game, players build their own dice. Roll your dice, manage your resources, complete ordeals before your opponents and explore multiple winning strategies.

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

1:00pm EDT

Istanbul
BG 2-5 players; There's hustle and bustle at Istanbul's grand bazaar as merchants and their assistants rush through the narrow alleys in their attempt to be more successful than their competitors. Everything must be well organized: wheelbarrows must be filled with goods at the warehouses, then swiftly transported by the assistants to various destinations. Your goal? Be the first merchant to collect a certain number of rubies.

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

1:00pm EDT

Making Your Gaming Dollars Go Farther
Now is a great time to be a gamer. There are more games, miniatures, and accessories than anyone could ever imagine. Sadly, most of them cost money. Disposable income is a finite resource, but if there is one thing that gamers can be good at it is managing resources. I'm a single dad of two kids so I try to make every dollar I spend on gaming stretch as far as possible. Let's share tips and secrets.

Program Participants
avatar for John Patrick

John Patrick

I like to consider myself a "Nerd of All Seasons." I play and collect many board games, card games, RPGs and miniature wargames. I read almost anything that seemes interesting but especially love sci-fi, cyberpunk, and local history. I am a bit of a tinkerer and enjoy conversation... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Montcalm

2:00pm EDT

Terraforming Mars
BG 1-5 players; In the 2400s, mankind begins to terraform the planet Mars. Giant corporations, sponsored by the World Government on Earth, initiate huge projects to raise the temperature, the oxygen level, and the ocean coverage until the environment is habitable. In Terraforming Mars, you play one of those corporations and work together in the terraforming process, but compete for getting victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

2:00pm EDT

Igor's Challenge (D&D 5th Edition)
RPG 2-4 players; Igor Larionov is an eccentric gnome inventor renowned around the world. He has sent out invitations to adventuring groups to come and compete for his latest, greatest invention. The competition will take place a few days hence in Penthill and consist of a race through his specially created challenge-dungeon.

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

3:00pm EDT

I Didn't Plan For This One Shot
RPG; 100% of the session will be created as we play! Player characters, world, and story will all be generated using the techniques from my “I Didn't Plan For This” panel. The game will use a simple high/low d20 system. (Note: attendees do NOT have to attend both in order to participate.)

Program Participants
avatar for Julie Miller

Julie Miller

I'm a web developer by trade and a whole lot of other things for fun. I run and play in 5E D&D games, I knit, sew, rock climb for fitness, and I read a lot of fantasy novels.


Saturday May 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

3:00pm EDT

Paper Tales
BG 2-5 players A simultaneous drafting card game. Each turn, players draft five units that they then recruit into their kingdom — assuming that they can pay. These choices determine the players ability to shine in battle, generate great income, construct dominant buildings, and earn legend points. There are only four hiring positions available during the four rounds of the play, but your units grow older with each turn until time takes them away.

Program Participants
avatar for The Wandering Meeple

The Wandering Meeple

Wandering Meeple
Have board games, will travel! Board Game Demo Aficionado, Con attendee, omnigamer. Also enjoy road trips to Renaissance Faires....Spackl'n Penny.


Saturday May 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

3:00pm EDT

Egiza
BG 2-4 players; The game lasts 5 turns. In each turn, the players place their pawns on the board, along the banks of the Nile, getting the advantages shown on each square. On the right bank there are fixed squares where the players may get workers, improve their mercantile capabilities, influence the floods (and thus the fertility of the fields) and reserve the right to build the monuments (that are built only after all the placements are done). On the left bank the players may take cards that are deployed randomly on the 10 squares at the start of each turn; some of these cards are kept until the end of the game (cultivable fields, stone quarries, deities granting special advantages), while others are discarded after the use and offer multiple immediate advantages.

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

4:00pm EDT

Codename
BG 2-20 players; Two teams compete to see who can contact all of their agents first. Use clues that could point to multiple words on the board to guess your teams words, but not the other teams!

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

5:00pm EDT

Pompeii
BG 1-6 players; A tile-laying game where the players must work cooperatively to save as many citizens as possible.

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

5:00pm EDT

The GRAM Role-Playing Game: Introductory Demo
RPG: Join us for a demonstration of the GRAM role playing game led by one of the game designers.

Program Participants
avatar for Cyndi Chadwick

Cyndi Chadwick

Sword of Odin
Quirky. Polyamorous. I hoard dice. Talk to me about the GRAM Role-Playing Game and other Sword of Odin endeavors.


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

5:00pm EDT

The Idiots Guide to Microtransactions: Ludicrous Boxes Edition
Tired of seeing lootboxes in your video games? Not tired of watching parody? This year's panel for the Idiot's Guide to Microtransactions (IGTO) is themed around Spaceballs, so we will be searching for more money and ludicrously transitioning toward plaid. Ludicrous Boxes! NO!

Program Participants
avatar for Ian Sterrett

Ian Sterrett

Data Analyst, General Motors
Ian is a busy person who loves doing panels about homelessness, Autism, Video games, social media and streaming services.


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
EMC III

5:00pm EDT

Timeline Challenge
BG 2-10 players; Timeline Challenge incorporates the original mechanic of the series into progressive game track, of which players can move between 0-4 spaces per turn. Players will have to make use of predetermined time periods and guess where the incident depicted on the card occurred. There are four different challenges, and they are played depending on the color of the game space of the lead player. Additionally there are two further challenges which allow the two players at the back of the pack to catch up.

Program Participants

Saturday May 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

7:00pm EDT

Five Tribes
BG 2-4 players; Here, in a unique twist on the now-standard "worker placement" genre, the game begins with the meeples already in place – and players must cleverly maneuver them over the villages, markets, oases, and sacred places tiles that make up Naqala. How, when, and where you dis-place these Five Tribes of Assassins, Elders, Builders, Merchants, and Viziers determine your victory or failure

Program Participants
avatar for The Wandering Meeple

The Wandering Meeple

Wandering Meeple
Have board games, will travel! Board Game Demo Aficionado, Con attendee, omnigamer. Also enjoy road trips to Renaissance Faires....Spackl'n Penny.


Saturday May 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

7:00pm EDT

World Building for RPGs and Fiction
An interactive seminar with published authors and game designers going through an actual world creation process that will be distributed to participants for their own use.

Program Participants
avatar for Warren Brown

Warren Brown

Web Master, Graphic Designer and World Building Consultant, Sword of Odin
I am a nerdy family man. Love comics anime and games. Interested in talking about Gram, Role playing, Graphic design, World building and much more.
avatar for Andrew M.

Andrew M. "Fish" Popowich

Owner, Designer, and Creative Director, Sword of Odin
A writer, designer, gamer, blogger, and jerk. Previously a freelance game designer/mechanical assistance provider for Alderac Entertainment Group and Crafty Games. Currently focusing on being the creative director of the Sword of Odin design studio and the primary designer of the... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
EMC III

9:00pm EDT

Via Nebula
BG 2-4 players; Crafters, builders and carriers — your help is needed to dispel the mists of Nebula! The people of the valley will reward you handsomely if you harvest and exploit our many resources, open paths through the mists, and help our settlers build new structures. Cooperate temporarily with other builders in order to create paths and share goods, but do not forget your own objectives. Will you have a statue erected in your honor on the Nebula City plaza?

Program Participants
avatar for The Wandering Meeple

The Wandering Meeple

Wandering Meeple
Have board games, will travel! Board Game Demo Aficionado, Con attendee, omnigamer. Also enjoy road trips to Renaissance Faires....Spackl'n Penny.


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

10:00pm EDT

Fellowship of Fools - A Friendship Game Possibly with Benefits
Come join your fellow fools as we start our journeys. This session will start with just a little background on our friendship game, Fellowship of Fools: The (Friendship) Game. We will spend some time playing the game and getting to know one another. Then we will share the NEW Romance and Sexuality decks. Some these questions are hard! Come prepared to dive deep and make a friend or find a new spark with a little help from our game. This a session for adult attendees, so this event is 18+.

Program Participants
avatar for Casey O'Donnell

Casey O'Donnell

Associate Professor, Michigan State University
avatar for Hermione Banger

Hermione Banger

Affinity Games LLC
Hermione Banger is a pseudonym (obviously) for a non-binary witch who writes about witchcraft and anarchism, and dabbles in crafting, camming and game development. Fellowship of Fools: The (Friendship) Game is their first self-published non-digital game. You can talk to them about... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Algonquin C/D
 
Sunday, May 5
 

10:00am EDT

Basic Miniature Painting
With the explosion in popularity of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the proliferation of low-cost quality miniatures it is a great time to start painting. Have you ever wanted to personalize a miniature for one of your characters? I'll show you how to take a miniature right out of the package, and using only the most basic tools, make a great looking miniature for your game. I'll share as many tips as I can pack into my allotted time.

Program Participants
avatar for John Patrick

John Patrick

I like to consider myself a "Nerd of All Seasons." I play and collect many board games, card games, RPGs and miniature wargames. I read almost anything that seemes interesting but especially love sci-fi, cyberpunk, and local history. I am a bit of a tinkerer and enjoy conversation... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Montcalm

10:00am EDT

DemonLobster Presents 8 Player Super Smash Brothers Ultimate
Take a load off on a lazy Sunday morning with some donuts, some coffee, and some Smash! It's all for fun here! All matches will be pure casual fun, with time rules and items on. Drop in for a single round or stay for the whole session. Just swing by and have some smashing fun!

Program Participants
avatar for Jon Hickey

Jon Hickey

Podcast Host, DemonLobster
Host of Sanity Claws Radio from DemonLobster.com.


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
EMC II

10:00am EDT

Overworld
BG 2 to 4 players; Play with a published edition of the strategy game playtested at Penguicon so many times before. Discover dungeon entrances by exploring pixel-art forests, mountains, reefs, and whirlpools. Lay L-shaped tiles and claim them with your ships and your rideable flightless birds. Dungeon doors are placed into the spaces where no tile could ever fit. The player whose three dungeon doors are farthest apart has discovered the largest dungeon, and is famed as the greatest explorer.

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Nemo Rathwald

Boardgame Designer, Magic Meeple Games
Nemo T Rathwald – Nemo designs and illustrates board games under a pseudonym, which is an anagram for Matthew Arnold. His game “Overworld” was 500% funded on Kickstarter by Magic Meeple Games, and has distribution deals in Germany and France. He laser-cuts his game prototypes... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

10:00am EDT

Roll for the Galaxy
BG 2-5 players; Dice game of building space empires for 2–5 players. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins!

Program Participants

Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

10:00am EDT

Worldbuilding 101: How to Blow up Earth
One of a series of three RPG panels. Sometimes, making stuff up is hard. Making worlds up is harder. Writers, GMs, and creative types can have a hard time making something from nothing. Let me help you kickstart your imagination with some simple rules, and then let's make a world together in the room!

Program Participants
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Byron Pepper

Byron “Sarge” Pepper, emerged from the snowy banks of Michigan five years ago to give a set of panels at Colossalcon, breaking the mold to bring RPGs and Tabletop to the anime circuit. There was a lot of interest to begin with when he told the masses how to DM fairly with his... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
EMC V

11:00am EDT

Sushi Go
BG 2-5 players; You are eating at a sushi restaurant and trying to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Score points for collecting the most sushi rolls or making a full set of sashimi. Dip your favorite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value! And once you've eaten it all, finish your meal with all the pudding you've got! But be careful which sushi you allow your friends to take; it might be just what they need to beat you!

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Sunday May 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

11:00am EDT

Onitama With Life Sized Pieces
Play a simple short deep game using people as life sized pieces. Interested participants should bring consenting teams of two people; one person to literally stand as a piece on a wheeled platform for their team, and the other person to make decisions and move their life sized human playing piece for their team. An average game takes about fifteen to twenty minutes, quick set up, fast clean up, and will be played on a 5 by 5 grid. A game explanation will be provided and safety instruction required for all interested participants.

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Sunday May 5, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Algonquin A

12:00pm EDT

Friendship Games!
Friendship Games! What are they? Who's working on them? What do they look like? What might they look like in the future?

Program Participants
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Casey O'Donnell

Associate Professor, Michigan State University
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Hermione Banger

Affinity Games LLC
Hermione Banger is a pseudonym (obviously) for a non-binary witch who writes about witchcraft and anarchism, and dabbles in crafting, camming and game development. Fellowship of Fools: The (Friendship) Game is their first self-published non-digital game. You can talk to them about... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
EMC II

12:00pm EDT

Alien Frontiers
BG 2-5 players; Do you have what it takes to be a deep space colonist? An alien frontier awaits the brave and daring! This new planet will be harsh, but if you have the skills to manage your resources, build a fleet, research alien life, and settle colonies, the world can be yours.

Program Participants

Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

12:00pm EDT

How to Kill your Players: GMing 101
One of a series of three panels on RPGs. Ever wonder how some players can speak of the death of a beloved character with adoration and whimsy in their eyes at they tell the story? Need some tips on how to up your GM game? Well, stop on by and let Sarge give you some pointers on how to set up exciting situations, how to treat your players so they accept the eventual TPK, and even better, how to leave them telling stories about your games for ages.

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Byron Pepper

Byron “Sarge” Pepper, emerged from the snowy banks of Michigan five years ago to give a set of panels at Colossalcon, breaking the mold to bring RPGs and Tabletop to the anime circuit. There was a lot of interest to begin with when he told the masses how to DM fairly with his... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
EMC V

1:00pm EDT

GMing 101: Stepping Behind the Screen
An intro for players who want to start gamemastering and helpful tips from veterans for those just starting out (or needing a refresher).

Program Participants
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Warren Brown

Web Master, Graphic Designer and World Building Consultant, Sword of Odin
I am a nerdy family man. Love comics anime and games. Interested in talking about Gram, Role playing, Graphic design, World building and much more.
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Andrew M. "Fish" Popowich

Owner, Designer, and Creative Director, Sword of Odin
A writer, designer, gamer, blogger, and jerk. Previously a freelance game designer/mechanical assistance provider for Alderac Entertainment Group and Crafty Games. Currently focusing on being the creative director of the Sword of Odin design studio and the primary designer of the... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Algonquin B

1:00pm EDT

Augsburg 1520
BG 2-5; Players assume the role of the merchants from Augsburg and try to get what they can -- by means of auctions -- from the nobility, thus increasing their wealth and particularly their social status.

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Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]

2:00pm EDT

Pandemic
BG 2-4 players; Several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.

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Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Gaming [TC's Room]