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[important]Our full program, including the gaming events listed below are available on our online Program Schedule. [/important]

LARPs

My Little Pony: Friendship is Chaos

Friday 8pm-midnight
Location: TBD (ask Event Services)
Game Type: LARP
Genre: My Little Pony
Game System: Homebrew (Ace of Geeks)
Duration (maximum 6 hours): 4 hours
Maximum number of players: 16

Write up: Pinky Pie’s Quarterly Friendship Semi-formal Social Dance and Pie Eating Contest is here again! This is a the perfect time to spend with your Best Friend, celebrating each other! All the ponies of Ponyville will be in attendance, but so will an old adversary to have his own kind of fun! Please come in what costumes you may have, as we do not have time for a break. No “Mane 6” characters will be given out.

Solstice Bacchanal

Saturday 12pm-6pm
Location: TBD (ask Event Services)
Game Type: LARP
Genre: Urban Fantasy (Changeling: the Lost)
Game System: Homebrew
Duration (maximum 6 hours): 6 hours
Maximum number of players: 13

Ring out, ring Solstice bells! Tonight is the night of the Solstice Bacchanal. Rumour has it, the Autumn King is passing his mantle. Will you be the lucky recipient? Or will you find your power stolen by the True Faeries that haunt your very midst? A game of political intrigue, urban fantasy, and beautiful madness.

Summoning Cthulhu!

Saturday: 8pm-midnight
Location: TBD (ask Event Services)
Game Type: LARP
Genre: Cult Humor (Cthulhu/Laundry Universe)
Game System: MIT Assassins Guild
Duration (maximum 6 hours): 4 hours
Maximum number of players: 10

The world is going to hell in 2013… and you’re behind it. Decades of Cthulhu-worship (well, working for Cthulhu) have led up to this day, the actual Day of Summoning. The ten most prominent leaders of Cthulhu cults around the world have been brought to this top-secret beach to perform the Final Ritual. In three hours, your lives will have fulfilled their purpose. Cthulhu will have been summoned to this world.

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh m’hragh fhtagn!
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh cth’agn fhtagn!

He is rising…

Heroes League: The World’s Greatest Protectors

Sunday 11am-3pm
Location: TBD (ask Event Services)
Game Type: LARP
Genre: Four-Color Comics
Game System: Homebrew
Duration: 4 hrs
Maximum number of players: 15

It’s a time of change. After years of leadership the top hero of the League is stepping down and has called the heroes together select the next leader.

Heroes League is a Live Action Theatrical Game where players will be able to assemble their own heroes and decide the fate of the Earth.

Tabletop RPGs

Orbital Knights: Assault on Tau Ceti

Friday 1pm-4pm
Location: Scalini’s
Game Type: Tabletop RPG
Genre: Space Opera
Game System: FATE Core (http://www.evilhat.com/home/fate-core/)
Duration: 3 hours
Maximum number of players: 6
“This is the captain of the TCSV Orion – we are under attack!  Early reports indicate that the attack came from the gate to Draconian space.  We expect that Princeps Ylukaz Grakhar himself is leading the attack on Genbu Shipyards and the colony at Tiankang!   All hands prepare for combat!  All Fighter pilots to their Phoenixes!  All Walker-Jocks to their Chevaliers! This is not a drill!  Let’s show those cold-blooded bastards what the Confederation is made of.”  Characters will be provided, but you can make your own.

The Day the World Died

Friday 1pm-7pm
Location: Scalini’s

Game Type: Tabletop RPG

Genre: Noir

Game System: Theatre Noir (beta)

Duration: 6 hours

Maximum number of players: 6

The Day The World Died is an original scenario for Theatre Noir, which tracks the lives of seven people who all happen to be in the same cafe in downtown Seattle when the end of the world begins. What would you do if the world were about to end? Where would you go? Would it all have been worth it? Take one of seven pre-generated characters and find out in this psychological thriller. All levels of experience welcome!

 

About Theatre Noir:

Theatre Noir is a brand new RPG in the beta stage of development. It uses an original, experimental system, which places the emphasis on vanilla humans in a modern, urban setting. In some instances of the game, supernatural elements may be included, but they are not required, allowing the game to include real mystery not just for the characters, but for the players.

Campus Scenario

Friday 2pm-6pm
Location: Scalini’s
Game Type: Tabletop RPG
Genre: Modern – Zombies
Game System: Outbreak: Undead 1st Edition (http://outbreakundead.com/)
Duration: 4 hours
Maximum number of players: 8

Have you ever considered what the zombie apocalypse would be like at your local college campus? Where would you go? Who would you save? How would you defend yourself? The only thing you really need to ask is. Who is ‘Eibmoz?’ Your friendly neighborhood GM is none other than Guest of Honor Ivan Van Norman!

 

Bliss Stage: First Act

Friday 4pm-7pm
Location: Scalini’s
Game Type: Tabletop RPG
Genre: Young Adult, Post-Apoc, Anime
Game System: Bliss Stage (http://www.tao-games.com/bliss-stage/)
Duration: 3 hours
Maximum number of players: 5
An alien invasion from the nearby Dreaming World has devastated what’s left of the Wake, leaving only one adult survivor and a horde of shell-shocked teens.  Now, seven years later, armed with stolen psychic weapons that they cannot comprehend and can barely operate, five Pilots and their Anchors will strike back against the monstrous Nightmares.  Welcome to the world of Bliss Stage!  In this game, you will use the alien weapon called the ANIMa to do battle with the alien invaders in a shared nightmare – drawing on your emotional connections to create the weapons and armor of a titanic battle-suit. This will be the first part of an ongoing game!  Characters will be pregenerated.

Bliss Stage: Rising Action

Saturday 12pm-3pm
Location: Scalini’s
Game Type: Tabletop RPG
Genre: Young Adult, Post-Apoc, Anime
Game System: Bliss Stage (http://www.tao-games.com/bliss-stage/)
Duration: 3 hours
Maximum number of players: 5
Last time, in Bliss Stage: A group of teenage soldiers armed with psychic struck the first blow against the terrible alien overlords that rule the Wake from the Dream.  The choices of the players from First Act will reverberate in this continuing Bliss Stage game!  You will continue to use the alien weapon called the ANIMa, doing battle with the alien invaders in a shared nightmare.  You must draw on your emotional connections to create the weapons and armor of a titanic battle-suit to drive back the monstrous Nightmares once and for all!  This will be the second part of an ongoing game! Characters will be pregenerated.

Campus Scenario

Saturday 12pm-4pm
Location: Scalini’s
Game Type: Tabletop RPG
Genre: Modern – Zombies
Game System: Outbreak: Undead 1st Edition (http://outbreakundead.com/)
Duration (maximum 6 hours): 4- 6 Hours
Maximum number of players: 8

This game’s so nice, we’re running it twice! Have you ever considered what the zombie apocalypse would be like at your local college campus? Where would you go? Who would you save? How would you defend yourself? The only thing you really need to ask is. Who is ‘Eibmoz?’ Your friendly neighborhood GM is none other than Guest of Honor Ivan Van Norman!

Game Title: Against the Cult of Night Eternal

Saturday 4pm-7pm
Location: Scalini’s
Game Type: Tabletop RPG
Genre: High Fantasy
Game System: FATE Core (http://www.evilhat.com/home/fate-core/)
Duration (maximum 6 hours): 3 hours
Maximum number of players: 6

The city of Omphalos – where all roads lead – has suffered from a number of mysterious deaths.  This will not deter the good Princess Apolyta from lending her blessings to the thousandth anniversary of the Caelestian victory against the Witch of Night, of course, but still – she must be discreet.  This is why she seeks sellswords, sellspells, and other – you know – ‘venturing sorts to look into the matter.  Discreetly, of course.  If it is, as she fears, the Cult of Night Eternal trying to free the evil Witch, then matters will be very grave indeed…  Characters will be provided, but you can make your own.

 

Game Title: Bliss Stage: Turning Point

Saturday 8pm-11pm
Location: Scalini’s
Game Type: Tabletop RPG
Genre: Young Adult, Post-Apoc, Anime
Game System: Bliss Stage (http://www.tao-games.com/bliss-stage/)
Duration (maximum 6 hours): 3 hours
Maximum number of players: 5
Last time, in Bliss Stage: The Resistance was counter-attacked by the insidious alien Nightmares.  The weight of your choices continues to mount, putting your motley crew indanger in this continuing Bliss Stage game!  You will continue to use the alien weapon called the ANIMa, doing battle with the alien invaders in a shared nightmare.  You must draw on your emotional connections to create the weapons and armor of a titanic battle-suit to drive back the monstrous Nightmares once and for all!  This will be the third part of an ongoing game! Characters will be pregenerated.

 

Game Title: Bliss Stage: Final Act

Sunday 12pm-3pm
Location: Scalini’s
Game Type: Tabletop RPG
Genre: Young Adult, Post-Apoc, Anime
Game System: Bliss Stage (http://www.tao-games.com/bliss-stage/)
Duration (maximum 6 hours): 3 hours
Maximum number of players: 5
Last time, in Bliss Stage: The Resistance discovered a possible way to end the war with the alien Nightmares and free the Wake from their influence.  One way or another, it will all come down to your choices throughout the campaign and your final mission…  In this final act of the Convolution Bliss Stage campaign, you will continue to use the alien weapon called the ANIMa, doing battle with the alien invaders in a shared nightmare.  You must draw on your emotional connections to create the weapons and armor of a titanic battle-suit to drive back the monstrous Nightmares once and for all!  This will end the ongoing campaign! Characters will be pregenerated.

Other

Game Title: Siege of the Goblin City: Construction

Saturday 10am-12pm
Location: East Lawn
Game Type: Tabletop RPG
Genre: Siege
Duration: 2 hours The Convolution Siege Academy is at it again! Last year, we had the Live-Action Angry Birds tournament. This year, we have the Siege of the Goblin City! Help us construct a magnificent castle that we’ll knock down for great justice! No, really. Great justice. Supplies will be provided; we just need some helper goblins to get the whole thing erected.

Game Title: Siege of the Goblin City!

Saturday 12pm -2pm
Location: East Lawn
Game Type: Other
Genre: Siege
Duration: 2 hours
The Convolution Siege Academy is at it again! Last year, we had the Live-Action Angry Birds tournament. This year, we have the Siege of the Goblin City! Our helper goblins have been busy all morning constructing a magnificent castle for the Goblin King’s pleasure. Now, he would love nothing better than to see it fall down! A catapult and ammunition (tennis balls) will be provided. Fabulous prizes await those with good aim!

 

Game Title: Sentinels of the Multiverse Demo

Sunday 12pm -3pm
Location: Scalini’s
Game Type: Card Game
Genre: Superheroes!
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum number of players: 5

To help wind down this fantastic weekend, we’ll be having a demo of the cooperative card game Sentinels of the Multiverse from Greater Than Games! In Sentinels of the Multiverse, players control heroes with powers and abilities in the form of cards. Two to five players control three to five heroes who must work together to defeat the villains and survive the dangerous environments in which the battles take place.