Thursday, November 3 - Sunday, November 6, 2016
At the Hyatt Regency Morristown & Conference Center in Morristown, New Jersey


COMPLETE SCHEDULE for METATOPIA 2016

Updated 11/3/16 at 10:00AM EDT

METATOPIA Event Registration works slightly differently from other Double Exposure events. You may have already gotten an email with events that we've entered for you based on your survey responses, or our general knowledge of you as a player. If we assigned you to something, please note that we'd really appreciate if you could give that game a try (it may be a niche game that we will have trouble getting players for), but IF you feel very strongly that you do not want to playtest it for some reason, please do let us know and suggest an alternative for the slot.

We may end up having several back and forth emails with you to complete your schedule! We are going to work hard to keep the page up to date with events that are filled, but remember that all incoming emails are dealt with in the order in which they are received.

While there are no advancement rounds, some of the events are red and have LOCK symbols because they are HI-TESTs. If you have a Designer or Helper Membership, you can request these events normally. If you have a Player Membership, you can request these events, but note that we MAY reject you.

All non-panel events are classified as one of three different levels of Playtest:

[FOCUS GROUP]: The game is still in the concept stage and players should be expecting to discuss ideas and opinions about how the game should be created, but not actually test much.

[ALPHA TEST]: The game is in early development and not quite ready to play from beginning to end. Players should be expecting to play parts of the game, and perhaps replay those parts or focus on one section of the rules at a time.

[BETA TEST]: The game is in late development and is ready to be played all the way through. Players should be expecting to give feedback and criticism about the game while playing it.

If an event is tagged by the phrase "[NDA REQUIRED]", the Designer has asked that details about his/her game design be kept quiet. The Designer may ask players to sign an actual NDA form, or to just verbally promise not to discuss the game after the playtest.

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER(S) IN YOUR EMAIL SO WE CAN REACH YOU IF NECESSARY!

Send eMail to m2016@dexposure.com with the events you would LIKE to play in, and PLEASE USE ONLY EVENT CODES IN YOUR EMAIL!. We will then do our best to match you up with the events that you are interested in. There WILL be a Big Board at METATOPIA, and any seats which are not filled in advance CAN be filled at the convention.

PLEASE SEND ONLY ONE PERSON'S CODES PER EMAIL. DO NOT COMBINE REQUESTS.

You are also allowed to submit a second and third choice for events in the same time slot, which will save us time in negotiating what you can get into if your primary choice is filled already. Just make it clear what is an alternate choice so we can enter things quickly.

VERY IMPORTANT: If there are specific times that you DO NOT WANT TO DO ANYTHING, please specify those times. If we see holes in your schedule (that are not lunch or dinner breaks), we MAY try to fill them!

Also, PLEASE note "D" events (panels and seminars) along with others - it is important that we track interest in the various panels, and that we know where you have holes in your schedule.

Send your reservation eMail to us at m2016@dexposure.com

You may ONLY reserve seats in METATOPIA 2016 events if you are pre-registered. Click here to pre-register for METATOPIA 2016 if you have not already done so.

We will reply within 24 hours with a confirmation that your requests were received. If you do NOT get a confirmation, assume that your codes are NOT received and try again. Note that you MUST include a valid eMail reply-to address for us to reach you to confirm!


D001: "Lean Coffee" presented by Rob Donoghue. The lean coffee is a structured but informal method of conversation. I'll be doing this in lieu of my normal breakfast, and anyone is welcome - if we have more people, we'll spawn more tables. Each table proposes and votes on topics to discuss, and discussion continues as long as there's interest. This is great way to get a quick but interesting discussion about a topic that has interested you. Friday, 8:00AM - 9:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D002: "How to Playtest 101" presented by Darren Watts, Jeff Tidball, John Adamus. Our panelists talk about how to be good testers. Learn how to hear the questions being asked and answer with useful feedback. We all want to give helpful criticism; learn more about how to do that. Friday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D003: "Working With Artists 101" presented by Scott Bowmanchester, Lissanne Lake, Jack Parra. The panelists will touch on the process of how to find and approach artists, negotiate the contract, and then successfully work together. It's important that publishers get an artist's-eye-view of things so they can better understand what we do, the process, and the time involved and plan projects accordingly. Friday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D004: "Intro To Game Design and Development" presented by Jeffrey Bourbeau, Matt Fantastic, Nicole Kline, Anthony Amato. This panel will focus on the various philosophies and perspectives modern tabletop designers employ when taking their first steps towards understanding the basic principles of the games they design and develop. Topics include the philosophies of past famous designers, their modern influences on tabletop design, trending mechanics in the industry, designing with manufacturing in mind, and the various ways people begin the basic process. Friday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D005: "Understanding Identity Through Play" presented by Kiel Chenier, Vivian Paul, Krissy Bullock, Jeremy Alva. HOSTED BY 2016 IGDN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS! Join us for a conversation about the ways that role playing can help players understand their own identities, connecting to each other and to themselves through imaginative play. Friday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D006: "Kickstarting and Crowdfunding 101" presented by Christopher Badell, Jason Walters, Marie Poole. Planning and running a Kickstarter campaign can be like designing and playing another game. Will you hack an existing formula or take a risk on an unusual approach? Will it include lots of fiddly mechanics and rewards or will you take a more artistic direction? When you're running the campaign, how do you play the roles of marketer, designer, publisher, business person, and artist? Join panelists as they talk about the design and management of Kickstarter campaigns themselves. In what ways have they evolved into established systems (stretch goals, etc.) and how are some creators breaking those conventions? Friday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D007: "So You Want To Be An Editor?" presented by John Adamus, Michelle Lyons-McFarland. If you wanted to be an editor of games, where would you start? How do you "break in"? What are the first few steps and best practices? Friday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D008: "UI in Tabletop Games" presented by Laura Simpson, Chris O'Neill, Anthony Amato. The cards, boards, charts, and components of your game are the User Interface that enable players to play and learn your game. Game Design didn't end when you built the rules, but extends through the entire process of graphic design. Our panelists are graphic design and user experience professionals, and they will drill into the process of designing the UI (User Interface) of your game products. Friday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D009: "Designing With Production In Mind" presented by Matt Fantastic. How many cards are on a typical printing sheet? Can half an inch really save you that much money? Is it possible to license a mold? These sorts of questions shouldn't be the first thing you think about when making your next amazing game, but they can play a huge part in how realistic it is to actually get into print. Join Matt Fantastic as he talks through a bunch of common mistakes, easy fixes, and ways to look at your design/project that will save a bunch of money when it comes time to actually make it. Friday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D010: "Retail and Distribution 101" presented by Jason Walters, Jim Crocker, Brian Dalrymple. How do games move from publisher to consumer? The "3-tier" distribution system explained - it's strengths and weaknesses, strategies for entering and utilizing it to your company's benefit, and different approaches to bringing your game to market. Friday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D011: "Indie+ Presents... Gaming on Hangouts" presented by Brendan Conway, Jennifer Martin, Sarah Richardson. Want to learn to game on Hangouts? Join the Indie+ crew as they share the secrets to gaming online based on their years of experience rolling digital dice. We'll share best practices, war stories, and more with anyone who wants to make online gaming a bigger part of their gaming schedule. Friday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D012: "First Time METATOPIA Attendees" presented by Avonelle Wing. Join Avonelle Wing and others for a METATOPIA orientation. All types of attendee welcome. We'll talk about the philosophy behind this unique convention, answer questions and introduce you to each other. Friday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D013: "Printers and Manufacturers 101" presented by Christopher Badell, Zev Shlasinger. Once you've designed the game, it's time to produce it. Our panelists have dozens of finished products between them and offer their expertise to make your process smoother. Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D014: "Cultivating Responsible Masculinity" presented by Tayler Stokes, Jay Sylvano, Avonelle Wing, Jason Pitre. The purpose of this panel is to examine and address how issues of masculinity - such as masculine privilege and entitlement, patriarchy, and hegemonic masculinity - impact both the individual members of our communities and the communities as a whole. What to men need to develop a healthier and more accountable relationship with their masculinity? How can we facilitate this through thoughtful community and activity design? What challenges can communities expect to face as changes in expectations are implemented? The panel hopes to be a starting point in an ongoing conversation on a complex topic. Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D015: "Life After Kickstarter" presented by Gil Hova, Nick Sauer, Diane Sauer. Your Kickstarter funded; hooray! You shipped all your product, hooray! Now what? If you're like a lot of board game self-publishers, you've got some stock left over. What channels can you use to sell it off? How can you market it? How do you get a distributor's attention? If you can't get ahold of any distributors, what are the alternatives? And when should you press that reprint button? Friday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D016: "Golden Cobra Announcement" presented by Jason Morningstar, Sara Williamson, J Li. The Golden Cobra Challenge is a friendly contest open to anyone interested in writing and playing freeform games that ran through the month of October. Now we're ready to discuss our methodology, submission trends, and what we've learned about freeform in the process. And, of course, announce the winners! Join us for an informal discussion and awards ceremony. The winning games will be offered throughout METATOPIA, so come play with the judges as well. Friday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D017: "Defining Success - Establishing Personal Metrics" presented by Tim Rodriguez. What makes a game successful? Sales? Personal satisfaction or achievement? Some magical combination of these things? We'll talk about what success in games means to you, and suggest some ways to define, measure, refine, and increase your success. Friday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D018: "Is Your RPG a Language?" presented by Will Hindmarch. RPG/story game systems help to determine what happens in play by helping us find out who acts first or best. They also help us determine how things happen by refining the language we have for play. How one thing happens can often determine what occurs as a result—so that descriptions can be part of the resolution. Let's talk about how your RPG helps inspire and shape what and how you describe things in play. Friday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D019: "Finding the Fit" presented by Kenneth Hite, Rob Donoghue, Bill White, Darren Watts. How do you adapt a pre-existing rules set - Fate, PbtA, HERO, BRP, OSR, etc. - to your game? When do you decide to do it, and how do you know which to use? What are the guidelines you can apply, and should you mix and match mechanics? Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D020: "Crowdfunding Accounting" presented by Brad Hausman. Understand the accounting and tax issues with using Kickstarter or other crowdfunding services for your gaming company. Brad Hausman is a professional accountant. Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D021: "Creating Your Prototype" presented by Matthias Bonnici, Tam Myaing. Come see prototypes in various stages of development and talk about what got them to each stage. Also, we'll talk about the factors we consider moving into the next stages, such as the cost or complications to production. Arrive expecting to participate. Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D022: "Social Combat in RPGs" presented by Chris Klug, Julia Ellingboe, Rob Donoghue, Shoshana Kessock. Historically physical combat systems have dominated tabletop RPG design (swinging swords, shooting lasers). That space has been explored quite a bit, almost done to death. The conflict system much more interesting, and with room for growth is Social Combat (persuasion, seduction, influence, oratory, etc.) What is the proper balance between social and physical combat? How can social combat systems be best utilized to advance the narrative? Why do you need these systems at all with actual humans sitting around a table? Can't you just RP it all? Friday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D023: "Packing Games for Market" presented by Mark Richardson, Christopher Badell, Jason Walters, Melissa Lewis-Gentry. This panel is literally all about packing. How to ship lots of product, how to ship one. What can go wrong, and how to prevent it. Strategies for soft covers, hard covers board games and accessories. Learn from a newbie with some seriously bad luck and an industry veteran with tons of experience. Friday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D024: "How to Learn From Mistakes and Delays: Don't Let Your Failed Kickstarter End Your Career" presented by Jeffrey Bourbeau, Mark Sierens, Matt Fantastic. This panel will focus on how to learn from failures and delays in the board game industry. We will highlight how one should not let a failed Kickstarter be the end of your career, and discuss some of the many other issues that arise from delays in both production and shipping that should be accounted for when producing a game, which can lead to customer and client disappointment. Friday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D025: "Designing for Retail" presented by Melissa Lewis-Gentry, Cat Tobin, Matt Fantastic, Zev Shlasinger. Have you ever played (or made!) a fantastic game, and then wonder why no one has it? Ever wonder why no one other than the Kickstarter backers bought a certain game? Ever make a game, then try to go through distribution and realize you'll lose money selling that way? Not all games are designed for retail sale! This panel will discuss the design choices that see success in a retail setting, and if retail is right for your game. Topics discuss will be graphic design choices and packaging, pricing and 3 tiered distribution, Organized Play and Demoing, and using retail sales as marketing. Friday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D026: "Why Make a Game?" presented by Timothy Mattes, Doug Levandowski, Chris O'Neill. Why designers feel compelled to design board games and the thought process that goes into it. A panel of designers will discuss their creative process and field questions from the audience. Friday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D027: "Become A Better Mentor" presented by Amanda Valentine, Mark Diaz Truman, Avonelle Wing, Fred Hicks. A roundtable discussion about how to more effectively mentor people who would like to get involved in the games industry - designers, writers, editors, etc. What are their needs? How can we structure an entry that's less sink or swim? Friday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D028: "The CMU Playtest Study" presented by Judeth Oden Choi, Jessica Hammer. Presentation of our findings from a two-year long study of playtesting practices and education. As we build and refine our games, sometimes it's hard to hold onto those brilliant ideas and goals that first inspired us. Playtesting with a purpose is about articulating design and experience goals for your game and using playtests to help refine those goals and express them more fully in game play. We will invite participants to try out some of our methods and open up for discussion of playtesting practices. Friday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D029: "From Idea to Manuscript" presented by John Adamus. Starting from the "I think I can make a game about X" point and walking you all the way up to "Okay, I'm ready to crowdfund this game"; a look at the stages of production. Friday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D030: "Podcasting 101" presented by Mark Richardson, Jim McClure, Alex Roberts, James D'Amato. Join us for a conversation between panelists about how to work with Podcasters as a game designer. How do you get on a show? How do you use Podcasters to market your game? We look at a lot of do's and do not's of interviews. Friday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D031: "The Iceberg Method" presented by Kenneth Hite. In this year's iteration of "Ken Rambles About Stuff", Ken argues for the 'Iceberg Method' of game research. He is also likely to touch on how (and how much) to do research for setting design purposes, and may even divagate into the how and why of researching other game mechanics. Friday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D032: "Ground Truth" presented by Jason Morningstar, Jay Sylvano, Benjamin Morrow. Games can obviously be political and create empathy, but can they be journalism? Can they create change, spur activism, prompt meaningful dialog? What does it take to make a game with a contemporary theme or focused on an important issue - and what can go wrong? Friday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D033: "Historical LARP Design" presented by Moyra Turkington, Kimberley Lam, Shoshana Kessock, Elsa Henry, Rachel E.S. Walton. Re-evaluating the real diversity in historical settings, the difficulties of researching for historical non-western, non-white events and eras, especially those that feature women. Moderated by Alex Roberts. Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D034: "How to License to Publishers" presented by Andy Geremia. Game designer Andy Geremia explains the process he used to license his first game, and describes his experiences with the following four games. Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D035: "Making Your First Game" presented by Mark Richardson, John Adamus, Shane Harsch, Jim McClure, Whitney Marie Delaglio, Krissy Bullock. The wondrous journey from beginning to end of working on your first game. It's a highlight reel of the big process parts and what to keep track of to make your first game as successful as possible. Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D036: "Internet Safety Workshop, Part One" presented by Rowan Cota. Sadly, a conversation about how to protect yourself and your data online is important, especially for women and non-binary folks who verb games. We'll chat about things you can do to protect yourself and your identity. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D037: "It Takes a Village" presented by Jason Pitre, Jeff Tidball, Stephen Tasker, Darren Watts. As a game master, you use NPCs to describe the setting, and to interact with the PCs. As a designer, you help shape the kinds of NPCs that fill those roles. This panel is all about different ways that designers can establish NPCs and relationships in their designs. Who do the PC's love, hate, defend, or overthrow? Friday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D038: "Doing Big Things with Small Games" presented by James D'Amato, Jeff Stormer, Tam Myaing. Microgames - RPGs that range from 6 pages to just a few hundred words - are growing in popularity with players and designers. This panel will take a close look at this design phenomenon, examining what makes them work, and how designers can benefit from creating micro works. Friday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D039: "Imposter Syndrome and the Geek Woman" presented by Tara Clapper, Elsa Henry, Beth Rimmels. Imposter syndrome is an oft-discussed issue for women in geek culture. Our panelists discuss what it is, why we experience it, and how we've supported each other to face this challenge. Friday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D040: "Confused State of Rulebooks" presented by Joshua Yearsley, John Adamus, Jessica Hammer. Writing and editing rulebooks is still a black art, not an empirical science. In this panel, professional editors John Adamus and Joshua Yearsley hash out the state of the rulebook. What works? What doesn't? Why do so many professionals (including us!) disagree about how to write good rulebooks? Why are so many rulebooks still bad, and what can we do about it? We won't have all the answers - maybe you'll help us find some. It is somewhere between a panel and a roundtable. We'll certainly have things to say and discuss with each other, but we absolutely welcome audience input to figure out what the world's thinking about. Friday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D041: "LARP Made Me a Better Leader" presented by Tara Clapper, Shoshana Kessock. Through live action role play (LARP), these creative women have developed and furthered their leadership skills. Learn about how fantasy and fiction empowered them in a way that the real world could not. Friday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D042: "Community Stewardship: Tending Your Mad Mystics" presented by Avonelle Wing, Jay Sylvano. Anecdotally, game communities are bad at supporting their most emotional, vulnerable, intense members. Join us for a roundtable conversation about tactics for channeling these personalities towards productive involvement. Friday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D043: "'Con Crash' 2: Crash Harder! - Zine Workshop" presented by Alex Roberts, Sarah Richardson. "Con Crash" is a term used to describe the negative physical and psychological effects we sometimes experience after attending a convention. Workshop participants will be invited to share experiences, perspectives, and strategies for identifying and managing con crash. We will all work together to combine our contributions into an actual physical paper zine, which will be produced and distributed at the convention for attendees to take home, as well as a PDF which will be posted online afterwards. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D044: "Lean Coffee" presented by Rob Donoghue. The lean coffee is a structured but informal method of conversation. I'll be doing this in lieu of my normal breakfast, and anyone is welcome - if we have more people, we'll spawn more tables. Each table proposes and votes on topics to discuss, and discussion continues as long as there's interest. This is great way to get a quick but interesting discussion about a topic that has interested you. Saturday, 8:00AM - 9:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D045: "The Economics of Adventuring 101" presented by Emily Dresner, Rob Donoghue. Where does the reward money at the end of an adventure come from? What happens when adventures spend a giant treasure horde? Why did the "pirate code" exist and how does it apply to adventuring groups? How does one pay for that giant space doom device, anyway? We'll look at a normally dry subject, economics, and see how its principles apply to setting and adventure design and how it helps explains the motivations of PCs and NPCs alike! Saturday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D046: "Being A Publisher/Being Published" presented by Jason Tagmire, Doug Levandowski. Jason and Doug have worked together on three games: You're Fired, Throwing Star, and You're Tearing Me Apart. Each fit a different niche in Jason's Button Shy Games, and the duo would like to talk about the benefits and pitfalls of working with a publisher to get your games out there. In addition, Doug has self-published a game and will speak to how different the experience has been working with a publisher. Jason, on the other hand, has also had his games published, so he'll be able to speak to the other side, too. Saturday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D047: "Why DO We Game?" presented by Kelly Osborne, Craig Page, Jason Tocci, Marie Poole. What makes gaming so fun? Why do we continue to do it? Does it truly change the way we function in society? Psychological factors, influences and motivators of gaming will be explored. Saturday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D048: "LARP Storytelling 101" presented by Michael Malecki, Warren Morrison. In this workshop, we will go over the basics of LARP Storytelling. We will look at the basics of setting up a story, how to handle your players, common story issues and basic organization. For the first half, we will do a basic lecture followed by a question and answer session. In the second half, participants are encouraged to prepare ideas they have for LARPs and will be asked to share with groups. These groups will discuss issues their LARPs may have or get feedback about what is working well. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D049: "Powered by the Apocalypse: Using Apocalypse World to Outline and Draft Your Own RPG" presented by Vincent Baker, Marissa Kelly. Apocalypse World offers a powerful, flexible framework you can use to outline, draft, and potentially finish your own role playing games. Dozens of creators, both experienced designers and first-timers, have used it with great success, and you can too. It's not a game system, it's an easy approach to game system design, a reliable way to get your creative vision quickly into a playable form. I'll lay out Apocalypse World's philosophy and foundation, describe the fit and purpose of each of its systems, and point out fruitful ways to build on them, contradict them, repurpose them, subvert them, and go far beyond them. The other panelists will share their experiences of using Apocalypse World to create their games: what to do, what to watch out for, what to avoid. Bring your game ideas and designs in progress for live examples. Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D050: "Hacking Games For Fun and Profit" presented by Meghan Dornbrock, James Malloy, Brandon Leon-Gambetta. Do you want to make games but aren't sure how to get started? Unsure if hacking games really "counts" as design? What's the difference between a game hack, a mod, and just house rules? What even are homebrews? How do you get your hacked game out there, and what are the legal implications once you do?? There are a LOT of questions when it comes to hacking games, so let some pretty cool podcasters who love this stuff help you get started. Meghan Dornbrock (Modifier, One Shot Podcast Network), Brandon Leon-Gambetta (Stop, Hack & Roll), and James Malloy (Stop, Hack & Roll) are three of the biggest fans of game hacks and modified games that you're likely to meet, and they're here to help you get started burning everything you love to the ground so you can build it better. Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D051: "What You Don't Know About Publishing a Game" presented by Avonelle Wing, Curt Covert, Marie Poole. Publishing and marketing a game is a seemingly never-ending learning curve. Join Avonelle Wing, Senior Vice President of Double Exposure, as she leads a roundtable discussion of all stages of game publication, from conception to distribution. Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D052: "Straight Outta the Recycling Bin" presented by Jason Morningstar, Tim Hutchings. Using documents and paper artifacts to heighten immersion, drive plot and keep Larp weird. Straightforward digital tools and resources make it easy to achieve great outcomes. We'll discuss document-heavy design as well as showcasing interesting bits generated before and during play, combining the practical with the theoretical. Saturday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D053: "Developmental Editing" presented by John Adamus, Vivian Abraham. Sometimes you're designing a game from the bottom up. Developmental Editing is exactly the opposite. A game exists in an imperfect or dated form. Now, let's update or refine it until it really sings. There are different constraints in this type of editing. Learn about them in this panel. Saturday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D054: "Setting The Table For Two: 2-Player RPGs" presented by Jeff Stormer, Jim McClure, Alex Roberts, Russell Collins. A freeform discussion on RPG duets, games that specifically designed for two players, both from a designer's and player's perspective. What are the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when you challenge the traditional notion of "four to six players?" What's it like to play a game with only one other person? What types of games are uniquely suited to the 2-player format? Saturday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D055: "Two Great Games Revisited" presented by Samuel Findley, Damon De Paolis, Henry Baust, Mikayla Loudenslager, Patrick Bette. When college students in a comparative literature course tackle the classic games of chess and go, the results include a weird twister/go hybrid and a sparkly chess variant called "solar escape." This panel gives the audience a chance to sample these and other games produced by the class, and explores the context of their creation - including convincing a skeptical university administration that games were a meritorious topic for classroom exploration in the college classroom - in both practical and philosophical terms. What do the world's "two great games" still have to offer game designers? Come find out! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D056: "Cartography for Games" presented by Mark Richardson, Will Hindmarch, Kenneth Hite. Learn from a panel of veteran cartographers and game designers the techniques they use to make maps of fictional worlds. Saturday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D057: "Writing Scenarios and Campaigns" presented by John Adamus. We all know that narrative writing is about the beginning, the middle and the end. But how do you fill the in-between with toothsome, engaging opportunities? Let's chat about how you succeed in both short-form and long-form story crafting for your players. Saturday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D058: "Safety and Calibration In LARP" presented by Maury Brown, Ben Morrow, John Stavropoulos. LARPs have players with varying physical, psychological, and emotional needs in addition to the differing reasons they come to play. We advocate taking the actual player into account and designing systems that allow players to opt-in to play at their comfort level, and to opt-out of play without debilitating in- or off-game consequences. We will explore techniques for creating safer spaces in LARPs for players of all identities and abilities. Saturday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D059: "Theme: What is it Good For?" presented by Gil Hova, Tim Rodriguez, Geoffrey Engelstein, Sarah Judd. Most board games have a theme, but we've all played those games whose theme didn't work for the game. Maybe the theme was really boring. Or it was really exciting, but the mechanisms didn't match up. Or it left everyone confused and angry. It's a subject worth studying. Why is theme so important to some board games? Why is it so unimportant to others? What can we as board game designers do to make sure our themes are working as well as possible? This panel will dive into the subject, exploring it from as many perspectives as possible. Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D060: "Getting The Job As A Gamer" presented by John Adamus, Tara Clapper, Isabel de la Riva. Do you have serious gaming skills that might help you snag your dream job? We'll discuss how we did it and how you might make it happen. Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D061: "Resource Management" presented by Cat Tobin, Rob Donoghue, Avonelle Wing. Let's talk resource management - make the best use of your very limited time, money, social media, and helper hours! Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D062: "Making Games in Many Ways" presented by K. Derrick Kapchinsky, Kiel Chenier, Roe Nix, Allysha Tulk. HOSTED BY 2016 IGDN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS! Looking for a new way to make games? Our panelists will cover a wide variety of ways to make games, including one-page nano games, freelancing, and traditional distribution and fulfillment. Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D063: "Con Booth Survival Guide" presented by Gil Hova, Stephen Buonocore, Curt Covert. Getting a booth at a large convention is intimidating for a new publisher. It's expensive, and requires many hours of labor from many volunteers. There's also cash to handle, signage to bring, and inventory to sell. Join publishers Stephen Buonocore (Stronghold Games), Curt Covert (Smirk & Dagger Games), and Gil Hova (Formal Ferret Games) as they discuss best practices for keeping your convention customers and volunteers happy. Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D064: "Developing Legacy Games" presented by JR Honeycutt. Designing, developing, and playtesting legacy board games are long, difficult processes. Hear some tips and examples from JR Honeycutt, developer of SeaFall and other upcoming legacy games. Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D065: "Where I Stole My Best Idea" presented by Russell Collins, Tim Rodriguez, Jeff Tidball. We put too much emphasis on innovation when iteration is what makes our hobby go. Let's pull back the curtain and show how our game and mechanical ideas develop as variations on someone else's theme. If you can, bring an example of a rule or subject from one of your games that was inspired by (or lifted from) someone else. Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D066: "Spotlight on Sharknado: How to License Intellectual Property" presented by Jason Tagmire, Anthony Rando, Eric Cesare. A lot of people have asked us how we acquired the license to make Sharknado: The Board Game! We're used to sharing the lessons we've learned with individuals, and we'd like to share them in a group setting. We can certainly discuss what we've gone through personally, and along the way we've heard tales from other designers and companies that either licensed, or attempted to license, an IP... successes and horror stories alike. Saturday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D067: "Building a Personal Brand While Maintaining Healthy and Sane Boundaries" presented by James D'Amato, Kat Kuhl. Building and maintaining a personal brand is a necessary skill for almost anyone who wants to be in the games industry. It is difficult to strike a balance between self promotion and your personal life. Often there is no clear line between fans and friends, and it is hard to keep boundaries that are necessary for you health. We'll discuss how to make a successful brand and keep you personal space. Saturday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D068: "Nerd Fountain Interviews" presented by Jeffrey Bourbeau, Matt Fantastic. Hello and welcome to The Nerd Fountain, live at METATOPIA! This panel will feature a live recording of The Nerd Fountain podcast featuring your host and Executive Producer Jeffrey Bourbeau, along with special guests from the tabletop industry. Topics will include emerging design trends, what we've been playing, what we've been working on, BGG Q&A, and Nerd Love Advice. Saturday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D069: "Campaign Play: Mechanics for Long-Term Play" presented by Darren Watts, Jason Pitre, Will Hindmarch. Many modern tabletop RPGs are based on short-term play. There are, however, a few glorious exceptions to this trend; games that are meant to last months or years. In this panel, the speakers will discuss campaign-level mechanics from games such as Pendragon, Blood Red Sands, Blades in the Dark, and more. Saturday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D070: "Game Design is Like..." presented by Jay Treat, Dave Chalker. Game Design is all about expressing real world ideas in compact, meaningful, and fun ways. Analogies do this too, and games are full of analogies. Join the designers of Get Bit, Merchants of Araby, The Firefly RPG, and Legacy of the Slayer as we take your suggestions and improvise analogies to game design, then explore them for useful lessons. Saturday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D071: "Designing Emotion" presented by Stephen Dewey. The most powerful and memorable experiences that a person can have often tend to be those that are paired with a genuine emotional reaction. However, eliciting emotions around the gaming table can be tricky. While many of us may have experienced tears at the loss of a beloved character, excitement after a desperately needed roll of the dice, or anxiety while cautiously exploring a dungeon, actually trying to create these moments can be insurmountable if your gaming group can't go five minutes without cracking a joke or checking their phones. Thankfully, with the continuing innovation of story games and the blending of live action gaming mechanics into tabletop gaming, designers have begun to build intentional emotion into their game design - introducing mechanics and procedures created to purposefully elicit emotional reactions from players. Saturday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D072: "Ten Mistakes New Board Game Designers Make" presented by Gil Hova. Do you have a new board game? Or even just an idea for a new board game? Board game designer Gil Hova has played a lot of board game prototypes, and knows the kinds of traps new designers are likely to fall into (and has fallen into most of them himself). Join him as he discusses ways around the most common pitfalls in board game design! Saturday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D073: "Art for Your Game Without Breaking the Bank" presented by Jack Parra, John Carimando, Scott Bowmanchester. Getting high-quality art is key to making a product look professional. How do publishers do it without breaking the bank? Our panel makes with the tips and tricks. Saturday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D074: "Your Game World is a Bunch of Stories" presented by Will Hindmarch. Everything that defines your game world can be conveyed with stories - the shorter, the better. Some of these are canonical legends, some of these are anecdotes worn-down to nubs in the telling, but they can all benefit from the lessons of flash fiction, found stories, and local yarns. Let's see how. Saturday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D075: "Pattern Language LARP Design" presented by J Li. As designers, we can guide a lot of our players' subconscious behavior using subtle tweaks to the physical environment and game structure. A Pattern Language is a set of architectural tools for doing this. How can we dial social intensity up or down? How can room layout and temperature affect intimacy? What do we do to make politics more collaborative or more cutthroat? How do we use differing player energy levels as an asset to drives the game? Join us for this hands-on half-seminar/half-workshop that will dive into designing to shape social interactions. (See larppatterns.org for more information on Pattern Language in LARP Design. No prior familiarity necessary. This workshop is accretive to last year's Pattern Language panel.) Saturday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D076: "Hidden Kitchens of Gaming" presented by Julia Ellingboe, Kate Freedman, Avonelle Wing. What is a collab? Can fan fic be considered a solitary RPG? What are the rp games people play on Tumblr? What cool game things do people do with Twine? How many stories shuffle back and forth on social media, much like the old play-by-post games? The panelists will discuss their experiences with these hidden games and will open the floor to participants to discuss the creative opportunities these games offer. Saturday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D077: "Baking Accessibility Into Your Design" presented by Erin Hawley, Elsa Henry, Meghan Dornbrock. How can designers make games more accessible for disabled people? How can the design process itself be more accessible? Saturday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D078: "It Won't Fit" presented by Kenneth Hite, Jason Pitre, Marissa Kelly, Fred Hicks. When designing a game, the temptation is to use another tested rules set: Fate, PbtA, HERO, BRP, OSR, or what have you. When shouldn't you do that? What demands special treatment, and when should you make it yourself? Saturday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D079: "Being A Supportive Editor" presented by Amanda Valentine, Joshua Yearsley, Shoshana Kessock. There are many styles of editing and some writers respond better to a supportive editor. This panel will discuss how to edit without tearing down a writer or condescending, while still providing the pushback required for an effective edit. Saturday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D080: "Worldbuilding Without Bias" presented by Elsa Henry, Maury Brown, Ben Morrow. Writing a game means creating a world, and most often, those worlds have conflict (players like conflict). But when we write a world we also have to be cognizant of the world we live in - a world with real consequences for how we model behavior. How do we write gameworlds without perpetuating racism, sexism, or ableism? Saturday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D081: "Character Sheet Graphic Design" presented by Mark Richardson, Matthias Bonnici. A discussion of graphic design/layout with particular focus on effective Character and Worksheets which are the essential interface to every game. Saturday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D082: "Public Speaking" presented by Shane Harsch. What public speaking best practices can improve your gaming session? Going beyond the typical "Don't say um" advice, we will talk about the key elements of delivery and content to improve engagement, pacing, and impact. Saturday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D083: "7th Sea Kickstarter Breakdown" presented by Mark Diaz Truman. We've tried asking John Wick what spell he cast to raise over a million dollars in a single Kickstarter. Since his answers were incomplete, we've invited Mark to come talk to us about the 7th Sea Kickstarter in person. Saturday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D084: "Managing RPG Development Teams" presented by Emily Dresner, Fred Hicks, Rob Donoghue. You're a successful indie publisher! You did a great job wearing all the hats - game designer, writer, editor, artist, and graphic designer. Now, you want to create something bigger and more grand! You discover that, without years of time, you cannot carry out your vision yourself. You need other people... and that leads to new headaches. We'll talk about tools, techniques, schedules, planning, effective communication, using freelancers, and even a little Agile on how to turn yourself from a one man band into product making machine. Saturday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D085: "Trickle-Down Plot" presented by Craig Page, Jacqueline Bryk. Trickle-Down Plot: The notion in LARP or RPG campaigns that by giving plot to veteran players, it will trickle down to newer players. Unfortunately, this economy of plot doesn't work nearly as well in practice as it does in theory, often to the detriment of new players. In this panel, we'll discuss ways to make plot more accessible to new players. Saturday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D086: "Challenges In Playtesting: Roundtable with the CMU Games Studies Experts" presented by Judeth Oden Choi. We'll discuss some of the challenges we have when designing and running playtests and applying playtest findings to game design. Together we'll share methods and discuss strategies for tackling these challenges. Saturday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D087: "Internet Safety Workshop, Part Two" presented by Rowan Cota. Sadly, a conversation about how to protect yourself and your data online is important, especially for women and non-binary folks who verb games. We'll chat about things you can do to protect yourself and your identity. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D088: "Queer Games Done Well" presented by Melissa Lewis-Gentry, Julia Ellingboe, Gavin White. Join us for a roundtable discussion about queerness in games - be prepared to learn about and to share favorite queer content and to talk about how mechanics can be used to support and celebrate queerness in game design. Saturday, 11:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D089: "Worldbuilding Towards Story" presented by Kenneth Hite, Bill White. The principles of worldbuilding for games are not the principles of worldbuilding for novels (depth of field) and certainly not the principles of worldbuilding for physics (plate tectonics). What are they? How can you apply them to a pre-existing world, real or fictional? Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D090: "Both Sides of Podcast" presented by Doug Levandowski, JR Honeycutt. In this audience-participation-heavy panel, JR & Doug will talk about being on both sides of the podcast: interviewer and interviewee. They'll talk about tips, tricks, and the best attitudes to have when you're creating, asking, or answering questions so that you can have the best interview you can, regardless of what your role is in the interview. Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D091: "Diversity is More Than Representation: Changing Entrenched Power Structures" presented by Mark Diaz Truman, Stephen Hood, Cat Tobin. The indie games industry has made huge strides in showcasing diverse stories; it's no longer typical to see only white people in art or for the narratives of women to be completely excluded. But how can we move beyond representation to diversity in the actual power structures of our industry? What frameworks exist to make co-ownership and structured equity deals a diversity tool? How can we change our industry from the inside out? Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D092: "New World Magischola: The Recap" presented by Tara Clapper, Elsa Henry, Shoshana Kessock. What did we do on our summer vacation? It involved empathy, inclusion, and exchanging LARP play styles at New World Magischola. We discuss the profound, life-changing, and validating experience of NWM. Sunday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

D093: "Driving Narratives in RPGs and Story Games" presented by Doug Levandowski, Heather Wilson. Heather and Doug will discuss how designers can help players drive the story in mechanically-light role playing games. If you're spinning a bottle, how can that be a powerful storytelling tool? How can you use letters to get players to craft a narrative? They'll discuss their work on a few games, talk about what makes for a good narrative mechanic, and how you can keep the focus on storytelling rather than tables and charts. Sunday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D094: "Raising Capital for Production" presented by Brad Hausman. What does it really mean to raise capital to produce your game? What are the benefits to crowdsourcing as opposed to a taking out a loan? Brad Hausman is a professional accountant. Sunday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D095: "Social Media and SEO Basics" presented by Beth Rimmels, Mike Roberts. A great game means nothing if no one knows about it. Beth and Mike will use their combined 11 years of experience to give you easy, actionable steps for getting started with search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing. Don't have a web site yet? With these tips, you can still start promoting your game. Sunday, 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D096: "Game Master Mechanics" presented by Jason Pitre, Vincent Baker, Cam Banks. Role playing games have a long history of providing detailed rules on how players may act in the fiction. Very few games provide explicit direction and purposefully designed tools to constrain GMs. Let's talk about the various approaches, from Fronts, to Countdown Clocks, Doom Pools, and more. Where can GM mechanics change design? Sunday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D097: "Playtesting and Kickstarters: A Survival Guide" presented by Beth Rimmels, Matthias Bonnici. When designing, playtesting and Kickstarting a project, your mental game is just as important as the rules you're creating. Talented designers have been worn out by the process and gave up. Learn how to build a support system, keep your attitude and energy up, what to do when it lags and how to persevere from creators who have been there. Sunday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D098: "Marketing For The Disinclined" presented by Avonelle Wing, John Adamus. Marketing can be tricky, especially if it doesn't come comfortably or naturally for you. Join us to commiserate, brainstorm and compare notes. Sunday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D099: "Developing "Trad" RPGs in New Ways" presented by Shane Harsch. In developing NOVA6's core mechanic, we learned a lot about making "trad" RPGs faster and sleeker to play. Come hear us chat about the core design tenets that we're using to design new-player-friendly systems and modules. Our goals included using post-resolution narration to reduce action analysis-paralysis and applying discrete-tiered success to simplify outcome resolution. Sunday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D100: "Credit Where Credit is Due" presented by Cam Banks, Fred Hicks, Rachel E.S. Walton. Innovation and new ideas are fantastic in game design, but designers have borrowed, stolen, and adapted other people's ideas for as long as we've been making games. Let's talk about whose works have influenced us, how we can best credit and pay homage to that work, and what we might not understand about ourselves as designers based on the works we ourselves have created. Sunday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D101: "Creating and GMing Shared World Campaigns" presented by Beth Rimmels, Kate Beaman-Martinez, Lissanne Lake, Melissa Lewis-Gentry. Creating and running a campaign with others adds variety and splits the workload, but can also have complications, personality conflicts, etc. Learn how to create and run a shared world campaign, how to navigate different opinions, and more. Sunday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D102: "Talk To Us About Character Gender" presented by Chris O'Neill, Heather O'Neill, Heather Wilson. Would you rather the game pieces be gender neutral or gendered but balanced? Like Witch and Wizard vs. Mage; or King and Queen vs. Monarchs? How does this model address non-binary or genderqueer/genderfluid folks? We'd like to chat about the nuance here. Join us for a roundtable on the subject. Sunday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D103: "Accessibility In Greater Numbers" presented by Elsa Henry, Maury Brown, Jessica Banks, Kate Beaman-Martinez. Gaming accessibility is often thought of on the small scale: What can I do at my game table? What I can do with my parlor LARP? But the accessibility of a game or a conference is much larger than that. What about blockbuster larps, gaming conferences? This panel will discuss accessibility techniques on a larger scale. Sunday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D104: "Starting a Company: The Numbers Game" presented by Brad Hausman. Should you start a company before producing your game?  LLCs, S-Corps, what are the pros and cons? What are the legal pitfalls? Brad Hausman is a professional accountant. Sunday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D105: "Digital Marketing and Your LARP: Live Website Analysis" presented by Tara Clapper, Chris Bell. We'll provide a real-time analysis of a live action role playing game's website and social media channels. Let's evaluate it for best marketing practices and provide constructive tips for improvement. Sunday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D106: "Community Design Ethos in LARPs, RPGs and Story Games" presented by Maury Brown, Ben Morrow. A lot of times when we think about game design, we only think about how the game itself will operate, from the time the game starts until it is over or won. We suggest that in LARPs in particular (although we would suggest this is important for any group of players who get together regularly to game, or participate in a campaign), that as much attention to Community Design is needed as on game design. Rather, that Community Design is an integral part of Game Design. We have to set up norms, encouraged and prohibited behaviors, ways to obtain consent and what to do when boundaries are violated. In short, we want to design how players treat each other when they gather to play, and to make that an important part of game design. Sunday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D107: "Narrative and Mechanics" presented by John Adamus, Jacqueline Bryk. How does one influence the other, how do they cooperate, where do they clash? What are the limits on each? Sunday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

D108: "All Carrot, No Stick" presented by Avonelle Wing. Come and talk about the products, companies and people who are doing work to make our hobby welcoming, inclusive and representative. Be prepared to participate. Sunday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

[FILLED] B109: [BETA TEST] "Bigfoot vs. Yeti" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer, Nick Sauer. You are an up and coming cryptozoologist mounting expeditions in the hopes of proving the existence of unknown creatures such as Bigfoot, Yeti, The Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil or Extraterrestrials. Your ultimate goal is to gain fame and fortune by being the first cryptozoologist credited with the actual discovery of a new species, making you world famous. As a cryptozoologist you of course have an opinion on who the king of the cryptids is. Some of you say it's Bigfoot and others of you claim it's the Yeti. Choose your side as it will help shape the fate of your research and ultimately your success! Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B110: [BETA TEST] "Cartrigia" by Wandering Hearth Games; presented by Bill Lasek. Cartrigia is a retro tile based light dungeon crawler with the feel of classic RPGs like Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, and Zelda. Players control a group of 1 to 6 asymetrical heroes while they explore the dungeon, battle classic monsters, gain valuable items, and if they're good enough - and can stay alive long enough - defeat the Dungeon Lord. Features multiple difficulty levels from easy to epic - no two games the same! Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B111: [BETA TEST] "Cliche" by Shoe Shine Studios; presented by Michael Crenshaw. Vehicle chases, lab scenes, cell phones with no signal, wet streets shrouded in fog.Theses are all tropes found in movies and TV shows. Cliché incorporates all of these elements into a fast passed, media driven card game. Play it with family for a fun interactive simplified game, or challenge your friends to a more strategic version of Cliché with the new "Mano a Mano" rules set. Play Cliché with any movie, television show, or web series with that genres play deck. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B112: [BETA TEST] "Cliques" presented by James Lee Griffin. A game about being cool in high school. Grab Preps, Nerds, Jocks, and Slackers off the lunch line and grab seats in the lunchroom. Whomever has the coolest kids at their table at the end of the game is the winner. Set collection, tableau building, light card game, take that. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B113: [BETA TEST] "Dracula's Feast" presented by Peter C. Hayward. A game of hidden roles and logical deduction. Each player takes on the role of a classic monster at a masquerade party - Identify and expose everyone else... and keep all those juicy villagers for yourself. Each character in the game has unique abilities - Dracula has a second life, and Van Helsing wins as soon as she finds Dracula. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 8 seats left.

B114: [BETA TEST] "Firebreak" presented by Charlie Hoopes. In this cooperative game, your rangers must work together to protect a park from an outbreak of wild fires. Save as many cabins, airports, lakes, and conservation areas as you can. Every turn the blazes spread whichever direction the wind is blowing. Can you contain the blazes before too much damage is done? Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B115: [BETA TEST] "Inspired By Minecraft" presented by Anthony Fiumano. A worker placement type Euro that takes place over the course of 7 rounds where players are trying to get the most Victory Points. In this game Players are gathering resources so they can Craft better Tools, Build Structures, Slay Monsters or even other players if you so choose. But everything comes at a price, danger lurking everywhere, is the risk you take worth the reward you seek? It's your adventure to do as you see fit. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B116: [BETA TEST] "OverRealm" by Holtfork Games; presented by Calvin Holt. A two-player competitive card game where you choose a hero to battle your opponent's hero. The one left standing is the winner. Turns are semi-simultaneous and feature a double-blind action-selection mechanic, so you can never be too sure what your opponent will do next, creating constant tension. Summon minions to exert your dominance and help your hero overthrow the enemy. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B117: [BETA TEST] "Prize Fighter" by Wandering Tribe Games; presented by Dave Beever. Shady underworld bosses gather for a night at the fights, but they can't resist fixing the match. Prize Fighter uses betting and light programming to let players cheat their way to victory. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B118: [BETA TEST] "Project CS" by Brooklyn Indie Games; presented by Tim Rodriguez. A quick, compact, pick-up-and-deliver deckbuilding game that puts you in command of a privateering ship. Manage your hand well to fulfill contracts and deliver commodities to bolster your reputation. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B119: [BETA TEST] "Salvage: Dimensional Collapse" presented by Nolan James. A space-themed strategy game where you collect sets of stray 'Ship Parts' from the board. Armed with Movement, Rotation, Attack, and Defense cards, players maneuver between debris to outwit and disarm their opponents. The first player to put their ship back together and escape wins! We will be blind-testing the manual. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B120: [BETA TEST] "Sharknado: The Board Game" by Devious Devices, LLC; presented by Anthony Rando, Eric Cesare, Timothy Mattes. The officially licensed tabletop game of the cult-hit franchise, Sharknado: The Board Game! is a cooperative, scenario-based game. Players assume the roles of brave citizens of a coastal city, working together to battle hordes of man-eating sharks as they attempt to thwart the ultimate weather phenomenon! Chainsaw sold separately. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B121: [BETA TEST] "Super-Hot Chili Pot!" presented by Carlos Hernandez. Eat as many hot peppers as you can without disgracing yourself! In this tableau-management card game with a (slightly gross) sense of humor, you'll stuff your body full of as many hot peppers as you can take (and sometimes more) all in the hopes of scoring the most glory. Watch out for dirty tricks from other players, and play a few of them yourself before you go out in a (literal) blaze of glory. They'll be schadenfreude to spare as you watch each other spew, sputter and suffer your way to ignominious defeat or almost-as-ignominious victory! Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B122: [BETA TEST] "Tali" by VR-Soft.Com/VRGames; presented by Jason Williams. The Latin name for what is thought as the oldest game in history, knucklebones, or Asragali, in greek. Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, and even earlier stone age societies found that pieces of knucklebones from sheep and goats had 4 distinct sides and when tossed, resembled modern dice. In this adaptation of Tali, players will roll the bones and in a contest of luck and skill, to see who is more favored by the gods. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 8 seats left.

[FILLED] B123: [BETA TEST] "The Fall of the Last City" by Metahex Studio; presented by Christopher Barney. A post-apocalyptic, real time, abstract, social, territory control game. The game is fast paced and situational awareness and interpersonal dynamics have as much impact on play as cleverly calculated strategy. The real time play means that this is a six player game where it's always your turn! Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B124: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen" by Stronghold Games. Stronghold Games, a leading publisher in the hobby game industry, is just back from the Spiel in Essen Germany! We have brought with us many games that we need to evaluate for possible publication in North America. Stronghold Games also has a number of prototypes from designers that are under consideration for publication. We can't tell you any of the game names now, and in fact we will ask that you do not tell anyone of the names of these games after you play them, since this needs to be kept confidential. If you would like to play a part potentially in a future publication of a game from Stronghold Games, join us for this slot! Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. See Also: B158, B211, B259, B325, B365, B415, B467, B524, B585, B650, B695, B739, B779. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] B125: [BETA TEST] "Witching Hour" by WizKids; presented by Zev Shlasinger. In this cooperative card game, you and your coven will fight the demons menacing your world. Carefully balance dark, destructive magics and light, life-affirming magics to maintain the integrity of the coven without losing your edge against your foes. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B126: [BETA TEST] Mr. Game!; "Expansion Pack 1" by Game Revenant LTD; presented by Frank DiCola. "Mr. Game!" is the only chaotic party board game in the world that permits one tyrannical figure to make up rules during game-play. This race-to-the-finish roll-and-move game seems simple and unassuming at first, but its evil nature is lurking just below the surface. We'll be taking an early look at the game's first expansion pack, which is untested and completely absurd. If you like chaos, creativity, and ruining your friends' lives, come test "Mr. Game!". Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Silly, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] R127: [ALPHA TEST] "Dinosaur Princesses" by Ardens Ludere; presented by Hamish Cameron. You and your friends are dinosaur princesses. When trouble strikes the kingdom, how will you save the day? Through teamwork, that's for sure! A story game of collaboration and cooperation for all ages. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R128: [BETA TEST] "Dreamchaser" by Imagining Games; presented by Peter Petrusha. This is our story, a story of pursuing our dreams. Amongst players, create a goal for your game. Work together to design the characters you need to achieve your goal, your dream. Immerse yourself into the story you want to experience with personal milestones along the way! Be rewarded for creativity and role playing your character. Take back creative control! Visit imagininggames.com for more info! Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R129: [BETA TEST] "Fate of the Galaxy" by Genesis of Legend Publishing; presented by Jason Pitre, Mark Richardson. A playtest session about building a galaxy and the leaders who drive it. It's a game where players portray the great leaders who act on a planetary scale, and portray each other's subordinates. It's a game where people need to fight to save their personal lives, their system, and the entire galaxy. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R130: [BETA TEST] "Kids on Bikes in the 80s" presented by Doug Levandowski, Jonathan Gilmour. Weirder stuff is happening in your sleepy little town, and it's up to you and your friends to figure out what's going on in this RPG that's an homage to the 80s. In this session, we'll go methodically through the character creation process and have plenty of time for feedback on that process. Note: This is a stand-alone event. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R131: [BETA TEST] "Nementia: A World of Steam" by Dakani Games; presented by Nicholas Malinowski. Welcome to a world of myth, lore, grit and grime. Welsh legend meets Industrial Steampunk with huge cities and expansive green wilderness and the sound of adventure rides on the rails of an expanding rail road. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R132: [BETA TEST] "New Frontiers" by Newstand Press; presented by Derek Chappell. An Apocalypse World inspired take on the Star Trek formula designed to create episodic adventures of weird science and moral quandaries in deep space. Gather data, build understanding and gain advantage over the dizzying threats of deep space, and debate your crewmates over the way forward that best represents the values of a transcendent, idealistic future. Set in a retro-futuristic universe, players make a crew of competent officers across a wide variety of specializations and take them up against strange creatures, alien empires, god-like beings, and space anomalies in their quest to boldly push the boundaries of the New Frontier. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R133: [BETA TEST] "Scion Second Edition" by Onyx Path Publishing; presented by Neall Price. The ancient powers never fully went away. They wander our roads and cities, mingling with the teeming masses of humanity. You are one of their children, born to the magic of yesterday and the promise of tomorrow. Now begins the war against the Titans, elder beings who rage against the human world and its wayward gods. Scion Second Edition recently concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign and is in beta playtest, aiming for a 2017 release. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R134: [BETA TEST] "Storybox" presented by Roe Nix. A cooperative storytelling game that has players randomly drawing physical objects from a box at specific moments to help them tell their tale. Everything associated with the object in hand, from physical descriptors to abstract memories, is fair game for adding details and establishing elements about the story. Designed for newcomers and old hands of story games alike, Storybox blends the familiar with the new, creating a uniquely inspired story each game. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R135: [BETA TEST] "Thousand Arrows" by Galileo Games, Inc.; presented by James Mendez Hodes. A tabletop role playing game about the Japanese Warring States Period, modeled after Japanese cinema and based on the Apocalypse World system. This series of beta playtests will focus on character creation, conflict, and relationship mechanics. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R136: [BETA TEST] WARBIRDS; "Rosenstrasse" by Unruly Designs; presented by Moyra Turkington, Jessica Hammer. Berlin, 1943: Following a decade-long erosion of civil liberties, German women in mixed marriages stand in defiance of the Third Reich action which aims to deport their Jewish husbands to Auschwitz. This is the first playtest of the scenario, which will premiere at Fastaval 2017 in Denmark. Content Warning: Anti-Semitism, Holocaust. Friday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B137: [BETA TEST] "Armies of the Mist" by Grebnesor Games; presented by Jon Rosenberg. A 2-player fantasy battles game. Players build, deploy, and command armies with unique abilities and characteristics. Each player has a limited number of Order Tokens with which to seize initiative, move, attack, rally, and re-position their troops. Unlike most games of this genre, the rules emphasize the feel of simultaneous action; commanders decide when to interrupt, fall back, support, or engage in massed attacks. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B138: [BETA TEST] "Blessed Be Thy Revolution" by Atlas Games; presented by Jeff Tidball. A cooperative deck-building game where each player takes the role of a coven of witches in colonial America. Working together, the covens must deal with events and complete objectives ensure that the American Revolution succeeds. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B139: [BETA TEST] "Cartrigia" by Wandering Hearth Games; presented by Bill Lasek. Cartrigia is a retro tile based light dungeon crawler with the feel of classic RPGs like Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, and Zelda. Players control a group of 1 to 6 asymetrical heroes while they explore the dungeon, battle classic monsters, gain valuable items, and if they're good enough - and can stay alive long enough - defeat the Dungeon Lord. Features multiple difficulty levels from easy to epic - no two games the same! Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B140: [BETA TEST] "Centauri" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matt Regney, Ed Povilaitis. Players run an interplanetary business where they find and gather necessary materials for planet-based companies. They must find or trade the best claims, effectively extract the resources, sell their materials for the best price, invest in the most advanced fleet while navigating routes of the orbiting planets. Every choice has consequences. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B141: [BETA TEST] "Chronicles: Stone Age" by Artana Games; presented by JR Honeycutt. A cooperative game where players guide a tribe through the dangers and wonders of the Stone Age. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B142: [BETA TEST] "Cliche" by Shoe Shine Studios; presented by Michael Crenshaw. Vehicle chases, lab scenes, cell phones with no signal, wet streets shrouded in fog.Theses are all tropes found in movies and TV shows. Cliché incorporates all of these elements into a fast passed, media driven card game. Play it with family for a fun interactive simplified game, or challenge your friends to a more strategic version of Cliché with the new "Mano a Mano" rules set. Play Cliché with any movie, television show, or web series with that genres play deck. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B143: [BETA TEST] "Dungeon Divers & That Snow Moon" by Critical-Hits Studios, LLC; presented by Dave Chalker. Two four player games. First, play Dungeon Divers, based on the Scenes from a Multiverse comic by Jon Rosenberg. Dive into Scragmore's Dungeon, confronting a variety of challenges, trying to come away with the best loot for yourself. Then in That Snow Moon (coming from Buttonshy Games), play as either the Empire or Rebellion by throwing cards onto the table and bluffing the other side. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B144: [BETA TEST] "Everything Makes Sense at the End" by Viewbird Games; presented by Christopher Bradbury. A ridiculous storytelling party game where sometimes, things make no sense at all. Play Characters, Plots, and Setting any way you like around Themes that help set some ground rules. Hopefully, Everything Makes Sense at the End! Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Silly, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] B145: [BETA TEST] "Gatchafighter" by Galileo Games; presented by John Carimando. "My toys can beat up your toys!" The tabletop skirmish fighting game where your toys team up and battle against each other. Your Gatchafighters use an array of special moves to fight against the opposing team, score points to win! Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B146: [BETA TEST] "Gerrymandering" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. Take on the role of a political boss and win your party the election, even if you have to disregard any sort of morality to do it! Manipulate district lines, take advantage of demographic shifts, and manipulate gullible voters into siding with you, or at least against you opponent. Players rearrange, flip, and include or exclude tiles from play in this game about American politics. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B147: [BETA TEST] "Kanzume Goddess: Kamigawa Battles" by Japanime Games; presented by Jeffrey Bourbeau. Kanzume Goddess is a deck building game. You will be one of the Gods of mythology. Each God in the game has its own special powers which players can use to their benefit. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

B148: [BETA TEST] "Lair" by Wee Big Games; presented by Tam Myaing. A competitive building game where you are in charge of constructing a 60's era, underground HQ - inside a volcano, no less - for your nefarious boss. It has a Euro-influenced, worker placement mechanic where you have two types of workers: The lowly henchmen that you use to claim a room, and the lieutenant that can command henchmen to activate the ability of the room. You spend order tokens to command a henchmen, but if you command another player's henchmen, you have to give that player the order token. The game is highly thematic, from the tongue-in-cheek art style, to the streamlined gameplay that rewards villainous actions. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B149: [BETA TEST] "Maximum Apocalypse" by Rock Manor Games; presented by Michael Gnade. A cooperative game in which each player plays as a post-apocalypse survivor with actions and gear in the form of cards. Players explore the landscape and react to threats from roaming monsters while trying to fend off starvation and scavenge for the resources needed to complete their mission and escape. Ultimately, players will work together and successfully complete the objective of their mission and escape or perish in the wasteland of the apocalypse. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B150: [BETA TEST] "Mechanical Advantage" presented by Doug Badzik. A hand management and tech tree building game set in an alternate history powered by machines using steam and aether. Players exploit unique abilities of mechanics, prospectors and chemists as they attempt to corner markets on resources and race to discover new technologies and build mechanical wonders. Simple to teach to new players, but with mechanics and strategies that will challenge experienced players, Mechanical Advantage packs a significant game experience less than 1 hour using only 44 cards. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B151: [BETA TEST] "Meeple Party" by 9th Level Games; presented by Heather O'Neill. You and your roommates are throwing a party tonight! Will your party get shutdown or be remembered forever!? Roommates work together to snap PHOTOS by adding and mingling meeples to the party. Each turn that you fail to take a picture adds a CRISIS that must be avoided. Can you make enough memories before disaster strikes? Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

B152: [BETA TEST] "New World Magischola: House Rivalry" by Werewolf Games LLC/Learn Larp LLC; presented by Benjamin Morrow, Austin Shepherd. A competitive card game that transports you and your friends to the beginning of the semester at New World Magischola, North America's premier college of wizardry. Choose a character, attend class, cast spells, fight monsters and enchanted objects, and compete against rival students for the glory of the First House Cup! In House Rivalry, you'll navigate the challenges that await each turn of the card as well as the ambitions of your fellow students. After all, only one player can be crowned the House Cup Champion...will it be you? Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B153: [BETA TEST] "RobotLab" by XYZ Game Labs; presented by Noah Miller. RobotLab is a card game that challenges players to take on the role of a scientist and try to build the world's first fully functional robot. Along the way they may need to do some research, dig through the trash, deal with some faulty parts, and react to the other scientists trying to stop them. Will you become the first to successfully complete your robot? Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B154: [BETA TEST] "Supply Sergeant" presented by Rodney Currie. You are a WWII army supply sergeant, attempting to keep your fighting men happy, healthy, and well-equipped. To accomplish this, you must wheel and deal with your opponents and the black market to meet the luxury demands of your soldiers while keeping your unit well-stocked with the necessities required to keep it running smoothly. As you satisfy demands, you will earn both victory points and "favors" which you can use to your advantage as play proceeds. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B155: [BETA TEST] "The Kingdom" by KND Games; presented by Eugene Davis, Demarkes Green. Years past, werewolves, vampires, and undead flooded the Kingdom (as the city has become known). There is no peace, no calm... only blood shed and death hiding amidst the shadows. The Kingdom is a CCG that puts supernatural creatures of different races and factions against each other in mortal combat. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B156: [BETA TEST] "The Plot Thickens" by Avant Card Games; presented by Thomas Rochelle, Brigette Indelicato, Mike Callahan. A storytelling game where the object is to take your hand of story cards (people, places and things), and lay out the tale of your character, and their fate! You'll earn plot points for every card you use to build your story, and use them to interweave with other's narratives. Try out one of our existing editions: Detective, SciFi and Romance, or playtest one of our new themes: Horror. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B157: [BETA TEST] "The Savage Strikers" presented by Henry-Michael Brown. Step into the deck building fighting game, where humanity awoke one day with a new body organ that doctors named, the Magatama. It induces uncontrollable rage in people, making them fight each other or fall into a permanent feral state. However, there are a select group of people who learned how to harness the power of the Magatama to perform amazing feats of martial arts. They are the Savage Strikers, fighters sponsored by the Grand Circuit Association, on a quest to earn a spot in their yearly tournament... the Finale Royale. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B158: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; See Also: B211, B259, B325, B365, B415, B467, B524, B585, B650, B695, B739, B779. There are 7 seats left.

L159: [ALPHA TEST] "You're a F***ing Butterfly" presented by Tim Hutchings. In this social game for lots of players you will swear, berate and bluster your way around the meadow. Butterflies take no shit from no one as they seek the perfect mate with which to tear this joint down. Expect at least two playthroughs of this simple word driven game. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 14 seats left.

[FILLED] R160: [ALPHA TEST] "5 Across the Heart" by Newstand Press; presented by Derek Chappell. You were just an ordinary teenaged girl living your ordinary life, when a talking animal presented you with a strange trinket and a harsh truth; the world is ruled from the shadows by a sinister cabal of ancient monsters. They control everything: schools, businesses, television, government. Fortunately, you’ve been given the tools to fight back and destroy the establishment. Raise your symbol high in the air and let loose a battle cry, and be transformed into your ideal self! 5 Across the Heart is a d6-powered, character-driven Magical Girl roleplaying game that casts the heroes as rag-tag rebel girls against an evil foe that has already taken over the world. Part Sailor Moon, part The Matrix, fight the system for love and justice! Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R161: [BETA TEST] "Alter Arms" presented by Christopher Duffy Austin. Things have gotten dangerous since the Alters showed up. The person sitting next to you on the bus could change in a flash into some superhero, robot, mutant or magical girl with the power to wreck a city. Players take the roles of heroes or villains who can take on more powerful forms as drama increases. What will you become? Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R162: [ALPHA TEST] "Call Center" by One Shot Podcast Network; presented by James D'Amato, Kat Kuhl. A cathartic horror RPG about working a job answering phones. It allows players to take on the roles of customers and customer service representatives navigating the horrors of the millennial work landscape. You'll take calls from absurd customers, and receive performance reviews from clueless supervisors. It's a game designed to hit close to home. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R163: [BETA TEST] "Databank" by Word Studio; presented by Will Hindmarch. Don't dream like an electric sheep. Remix yourself, body and mind, into the person you want to be, whether you were born an android or not. On this derelict colony planet, everything you need to be who you want to be is in the databank, where the top percent lives. You just have to get it. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R164: [BETA TEST] "Dialect" by Thorny Games; presented by Hakan Seyalioglu, Kathryn Hymes. Dialect is a GM-less role playing game about an isolated community, their language, and what it means for that language to be lost. The game's core spark comes from gradually building up elements of language among players, who gain fluency in their own dialect over the course of play. Words are build off of the fundamental traits of the community, the pivotal events that have defined their lives, and how they respond to a changing world. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

R165: [BETA TEST] "Gears of Defiance" by Loremaster Games; presented by Ryan Schoon. A steampunk game about standing up against oppression in a world where everything is stacked against you. Players take on the roles of family members pushed to the edges of society, bonded together and pushed towards acts of rebellion against the Empire that oppresses them. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

R166: [BETA TEST] "Good Intentions" presented by Maksim Mukhammedov. The game is set in a postindustrial fantasyland: Gods with shareholders' committees, necromancers in pinstriped suits, and soulstuff as currency. Magical contracts bind dead deities to support city infrastructure, and zombie workers make a bulk of world's agriculture workforce. Meanwhile, in the magitek city of Shikaw, a small superpowered-lawyer firm is out to right wrongs and make a name for themselves. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

R167: [BETA TEST] "Horrorshow" by Dark Hills Gaming; presented by Joseph Pettine. Immerse yourself in a horror movie world ravaged by monsters. Play as one of 17 human classes and struggle to stay alive. Or design your own monster and hunt the other players. But be wary of how you play. An unmasked monster is a hunted monster. The Horrorshow RPG pits player vs player in a bloody world where undead maniacs stalk abandoned amusement parks, your best friend may be a mass murderer, and subterfuge is just as important as slaughter. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R168: [BETA TEST] "Pasion de los Pasiones" by Stop, Hack & Roll; presented by Brandon Leon-Gambetta. A GM-Fluid PbtA hack that aims to capture the feeling of the most dramatic of media, the telenovela. Players take on the roll of characters in a Latinx soap opera for a single episode. Pasion de los Pasiones is meant to play fast and a little meta, with frequent attention paid to the audience and how they react to characters. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R169: [BETA TEST] "Prism" by Little Wish Productions; presented by Whitney Marie Delaglio. Prism is a role playing game about relationships and solving problems in a conflict-heavy, aquatic world. It also deals with death, loneliness, spite, and the lord of it all: The Dark Prince. There are six realms in the game...each with its own culture, code of ethics, and deity. A game for folks that like to laugh (despite the game being about death and darkness) and who enjoy supportive character interaction. If you would like read the comic that serves as an example campaign, here is a link: http://prismthecomic.com/ Friday, 11:00AM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R170: [BETA TEST] "Rockalypse" by Four-in-Hand Games; presented by Eric Simon. It's too late to save the world, but rock will save what's left. Grab your instruments and head out into the wasteland in this post-apocalyptic game of musical conflict. Rockalypse was originally written for Fate Core. Now you can help playtest the Accelerated version! Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R171: [BETA TEST] "Snow Witch, Shield Maiden" presented by Kiel Chenier. A curiously morbid romantic fantasy RPG. It's a neo-traditional fantasy game that flips the gender tropes of most TRPGs: women and non-binary characters, both PCs and NPCs are diverse and abundant, while most of the men are depicted as female gaze cheesecake pinups. Explore dungeons, fight or befriend monsters, solve puzzles, and win the hearts and minds of NPCs in a d12-based game with an abundance of unique mechanics. Playable species include typical fantasy races like elves, dwarves, and humans, but the list also includes stand out novelties like the catperson, the saurian, the barbarian, the tiefling, and the bear (yes, straight up bears). Each of the five playable classes (Warrior, Specialist, Priestess, Pyromancer, and Witch) is a game unto itself, each with its own unique mechanics and customizable options. Snow Witch, Shield Maiden's rules accommodate both involved back and forth roleplaying dynamics for players who love to really get into character, as well as more traditional mechanics, random tables, and dice play for players who want something more casual and direct. This inclusive, action packed, and somewhat steamy 18+ game of winning love and crushing skulls is made by Kiel Chenier, the LGBT designer and illustrator behind dungeonsdonuts.tumblr.com Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R172: [BETA TEST] "Squaring the Circle" by Silver Garden Games; presented by Mendel Schmiedekamp. A GM-less heist game powered by the Apocalypse. You play world-class mathematicians who also moonlight as world-class thieves, hackers, and grifters. While attending a conference, your mathematicians will attempt a job others would call impossible. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R173: [BETA TEST] "Tierra y Libertad" by Posthuman Studios; presented by Jack Graham. In Eclipse Phase (2009), you play secret agents protecting transhumanity against existential risks ranging from weapons of mass destruction, to out of control alien viruses, to basic human greed. Tierra y Libertad is an alt setting for Eclipse Phase. Along with some refinements to core game mechanics, the setting delves more deeply into anarcho-transhumanist memes. Eclipse Phase is a crunchy, simulationist game, so this test will delve into UI refinements aimed at making the game easier to use. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. [NDA REQUIRED] This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

R174: [ALPHA TEST] "Weird Agency" presented by Mel White. Inspired by role playing, literary and media sources such as Night's Black Agents, Agon, the Hero System, The First Team, Alan Furst's atmospheric spy thrillers, Kolchak: the Night Stalker, X-Files, the Rockford Files and Mission: Impossible, Weird Agency is a tabletop RPG of supernatural thrills or perhaps supernatural tension. The rules are player facing, meaning the players roll all dice. The rules are intended to optimize impromptu, immersive play, maximize character competence and flexibility, and reward role playing. The rules minimize the "whiff factor", simplify combat, and encourage genre characteristics. At METATOPIA, we'll playtest character creation, combat, and explore ways to formalize scene framing - or not! Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

R175: [ALPHA TEST] Fate; "Space Toolkit Adventure" by Consensus Games; presented by Bill White. We'll select one of the settings from the in-progress Fate Space Toolkit and try to create characters and run a simple adventure. Possibilities include Mission: Exoplanet (scientist-entrepreneurs venturing through a wormhole for profit and Science!), Pax Galactica (interstellar citizens touring the galaxy and trying to stay out of trouble), Rae Gunn and the Blaster Masters (retrofuture space sheriff patrols the Asteroid Belt), The High Frontiersmen (Cold War in space in an alternate 1979), Mass Drivers (space truckers in the Solar System), or The Gods Know Future Things (AI starships keep order in a fractious galaxy at relativistic subluminal speeds). Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R176: [BETA TEST] GUMSHOE; "Savage Fantasy" by Pelgrane Press; presented by Kevin Kulp. Can TimeWatch be seamlessly hacked into a Conan-esque game of bloody swords, foul sorcery and duplicitous thieves? We think so! In a first playtest by author Kevin Kulp, come bang on this high-action game of savage fantasy and see how it works with GUMSHOE's focus on mysteries and investigation. Friday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

L177: [BETA TEST] "A Wolf by Any Other Name" by Learn Larp LLC; presented by Maury Brown, Benjamin Morrow. In the Magimundi, the hidden North American magical universe, two types of creatures can shape-shift into wolves: Lycans and loup-garou. Though their powers are essentially the same, the way they are treated by society is not. Loup-garou are privileged; lycans are persecuted. On this night of the full moon, you are in detention with other New World Magischola students, some of whom are secret lycans, struggling to find the potion that will keep them from changing and outing their condition. What will you do when the moon rises? Friday, 2:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 11 seats left.

B178: [BETA TEST] "Armies of the Mist" by Grebnesor Games; presented by Jon Rosenberg. A 2-player fantasy battles game. Players build, deploy, and command armies with unique abilities and characteristics. Each player has a limited number of Order Tokens with which to seize initiative, move, attack, rally, and re-position their troops. Unlike most games of this genre, the rules emphasize the feel of simultaneous action; commanders decide when to interrupt, fall back, support, or engage in massed attacks. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B179: [BETA TEST] "Backlot" presented by Josh Mills. A game about filmmaking. Option scripts, hire crew, scout locations, and build sets all in preperation for principal photography. Shoot one of four scene types at the soundstage, backlot, or on location to create your perfect film. When you edit (reorder cards) your masterpiece find the right mix of romance, action, drama, and comedy to entertain your audience. Finally, lock in your film's premiere date to ensure you sell out theaters nationwide. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B180: [BETA TEST] "Bad Karma" presented by Orion McClelland. An abstract card game, where players will race to be the first to 100 karma points. Players must figure out how to best balance their accumulation of light and dark karma as they have limits on the amount of karma they can collect. Player will play game changers at key points, which are unique, game mechanic bending rules that will alter the coarse of their strategy from that point forward, but they have to be careful as each player may only play one game changer per game. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B181: [BETA TEST] "Baseball and Football Sports Dice" by FoxMind Toys & Games; presented by Andy Geremia. Push your luck in these easy to play Baseball and Football dice games. One quick reference card is all you need to determine the outcome of your play (no complicated charts or instructions). Many of the elements of Baseball and Football are captured in these compact, fast paced games. Basic Baseball and Football knowledge required. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B182: [BETA TEST] "Beneath Nexus" by Silverclutch Games; presented by Christopher Visco, Tom Panico. An asymmetrical dungeon crawling card game. One player acts as the Blight Lord, an evil force who corrupted the city of Nexus centuries ago. The rest of the players are heroes who have delved beneath Nexus to reclaim the city. Heroes combat the Blight Lord with unique decks of ability cards while the Blight Lord oppresses the heroes with a decks of monsters and spells. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B183: [BETA TEST] "Chef's Choice" presented by Charlie Hoopes. This is a quick and simple game about influencing consumer choices. As a small restaurant owner, you hand out samples on the street to build diners' appetites for the menu you plan to serve at meal time. Keep an eye out on the samples your competitors are giving away, and .you might be able to offer the right menu that lures more customers. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B184: [BETA TEST] "Cliche" by Shoe Shine Studios; presented by Michael Crenshaw. Vehicle chases, lab scenes, cell phones with no signal, wet streets shrouded in fog.Theses are all tropes found in movies and TV shows. Cliché incorporates all of these elements into a fast passed, media driven card game. Play it with family for a fun interactive simplified game, or challenge your friends to a more strategic version of Cliché with the new "Mano a Mano" rules set. Play Cliché with any movie, television show, or web series with that genres play deck. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] B185: [BETA TEST] "Dracula's Feast" presented by Peter C. Hayward. A game of hidden roles and logical deduction. Each player takes on the role of a classic monster at a masquerade party - Identify and expose everyone else... and keep all those juicy villagers for yourself. Each character in the game has unique abilities - Dracula has a second life, and Van Helsing wins as soon as she finds Dracula. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B186: [BETA TEST] "Everything Makes Sense at the End" by Viewbird Games; presented by Christopher Bradbury. A ridiculous storytelling party game where sometimes, things make no sense at all. Play Characters, Plots, and Setting any way you like around Themes that help set some ground rules. Hopefully, Everything Makes Sense at the End! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Silly, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B187: [BETA TEST] "Ghastly Gardens" by Games By Play Date; presented by Glenn Given. Strategic board game of gardening from beyond the grave. Send your Ghost from tomb to tomb collecting flowers and scaring your opponents away. Race to complete your Boo-quets and maniuplate the graveyard to maximize your eldritch efficiency. Ghastly Gardens is a set completing worker placement game of bluffing and shameless ghost puns that combines the best of Lords of Waterdeep and Liars Dice. Boo! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B188: [BETA TEST] "Grumble" by Dancing Giant Games; presented by Kevin Carmichael. A quick and simple word game where it's just as important to know the spelling skills of your opponents as it is to be a great speller. Each round 3 objectives are revealed and players receive some wild tiles along with 12 letter tiles placed on a rack facing out to the other players. Before spelling begins, players use their bid cards to guess how many objectives each of the other players will meet. Players then have 1 minute to use their letters to spell words that meet the three objectives. When time runs out, each player gets 1 point for each objective they met plus 1 point for each bid they got correct. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B189: [BETA TEST] "Inspired By Minecraft" presented by Anthony Fiumano. A worker placement type Euro that takes place over the course of 7 rounds where players are trying to get the most Victory Points. In this game Players are gathering resources so they can Craft better Tools, Build Structures, Slay Monsters or even other players if you so choose. But everything comes at a price, danger lurking everywhere, is the risk you take worth the reward you seek? It's your adventure to do as you see fit. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] B190: [BETA TEST] "Jon's 4x Game" presented by Jonathan Gilmour. This civilization game focuses on using dice in several interesting ways. Players will square off against each other leading unique factions. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B191: [BETA TEST] "Lazer Ryderz" by Cardboard Fortress Games; presented by Anthony Amato, Nicole Kline. Players take on the role of one of four Ryderz as they race to capture three prizms. Unlike most games, Lazer Ryderz does not use a set board; instead, your table is the board! Players use individual straight and curved lazer pieces to create their path to victory. Your line must pass fully through a prizm on the table before you can capture and score it. But precision is key as you navigate the ever-changing board, as crossing another player's path will cause you to crash! Keep in mind, though: the faster you're going, the harder it will be to turn as you try to maneuver around the board! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] B192: [BETA TEST] "Legacy: Urban Canvas" by Game Revenant LTD; presented by Frank DiCola. This strategic city-builder, set in a futuristic New York State c.a. 2500 AD, brings the life and times of historic city planner Robert Moses to life. You'll build public works, pass laws, make deals, and backstab your friends in an attempt to grab power and secure your legacy. This title was created for a game design contest run by the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, and received an Honorable Mention. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B193: [BETA TEST] "Look!" by ChickenRider Games; presented by Kyle Haas. A family friendly tile-placement game. It's opening night at the hottest art gallery in town! Everyone has shown up to sneak a peek at their favorite artist's work. Can you get the most points by strategically placing a colorful cast of oddly-shaped characters into the best spots of the gallery? Watch out, though! With this many people, you might have to step on some toes to stay at the front of the crowd... Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B194: [BETA TEST] "MegaJail!" presented by Rocco Privetera. Players are Wardens running a wing of a sci-fi jail housing aliens, monsters, or worse. Each turn, Wardens draft Cons, then deal with the puzzle of housing them: All Cons need specific environments, or dislike certain species, or combine to cause hazards and mayhem. You don't want them out of control, because if all the Cons get angry at once the jail riots and everybody loses! Wardens have variable powers; build their own wing full of Cells, Facilities and Workers; interact with each other to make deals, threaten or bribe; manage hazards, unrest, and ongoing damage; and compete to earn the highest Reputation and win a lucrative MegaJail contract of their own! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B195: [ALPHA TEST] "Narco-State: Afghanistan" presented by Noah Arjomand. Players take the role of provincial warlords, Taliban insurgents or foreign governments, all seeking to maximize their own prestige in the quagmire of post-2001 Afghanistan. Use opium revenues and aid money to strengthen your forces and pay off rivals in order to achieve your particular goals: Peace, war or wealth. Each turn, every player interacts with all others, trying to resist the temptation to stab their friends in the back as they choose whether to fight, negotiate peacefully, or do deals of political patronage. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 6 seats left.

B196: [BETA TEST] "Obelisk: A Shattered Realm" presented by Max Swietnicki. A two player competitive card game heavily focused on deckbuilding and strategy. Players will compete to destroy each other's Obelisk using a deck composed of powerful creatures and spells. Creatures are played on a grid alongside the Obelisks, and players must utilize clever positioning, along with their Obelisk's unique abilities to use their cards to their fullest potential. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] B197: [BETA TEST] "Opening Day Baseball" presented by Devin Conlon. Opening Day Baseball is unique in that it takes the intensity of baseball, and allows friends to face off in a battle of pitcher. Another aspect of the game is helping the player learn more about the game of baseball through facts spread out throughout the game board and cards, as well as through playing the game itself. This game is special because it allows players to interact with each other and build a strategy based on who they play. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B198: [BETA TEST] "OverRealm" by Holtfork Games; presented by Calvin Holt. A two-player competitive card game where you choose a hero to battle your opponent's hero. The one left standing is the winner. Turns are semi-simultaneous and feature a double-blind action-selection mechanic, so you can never be too sure what your opponent will do next, creating constant tension. Summon minions to exert your dominance and help your hero overthrow the enemy. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B199: [BETA TEST] "Panda Craves Danger" by Devious Devices, LLC; presented by Anthony Rando, Eric Cesare, Timothy Mattes. In Panda Craves Danger, you are a panda, an achingly cute ball of fur with only one problem: You and your fellow pandas have grown tired of bamboo and are craving something more exciting. The trouble is, you have a hard time telling what's food and what's not. In this dice-throwing push-your-luck game, throw caution to the wind and eat whatever you can to gain the most Prestige - but be careful: The world is full of dangerous things, and you may end up biting off more than you can chew! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

B200: [BETA TEST] "Petri Dish-Aster" presented by Zachary Huff. Dr. Johanna has made a breakthrough discovery in the field of microbiology. As she pushes closer and closer to publishing her findings, she turns to her lab assistants to help provide data to back up her theory. The notion that one of her lab assistants could have their name attached to the paper, thusly rocketing them to science superstardom sends the lab into chaos. Petri Dish-Aster is a game where giving can be worse than receiving and backstabbing is a prerequisite! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B201: [BETA TEST] "Pinball Showdown" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer, Nick Sauer. You are a pinball inside a pinball machine. Multiball has just begun and it is up to you to score more points than the other pinballs by bouncing off better combinations of playfield devices than your opponents. Speed and timing are everything so make sure you control them both carefully. May the cleverest pinball win. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

B202: [BETA TEST] "Project CS" by Brooklyn Indie Games; presented by Tim Rodriguez. A quick, compact, pick-up-and-deliver deckbuilding game that puts you in command of a privateering ship. Manage your hand well to fulfill contracts and deliver commodities to bolster your reputation. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B203: [BETA TEST] "Project Indulgence" by Restoration Games; presented by Justin Jacobson. A medium-weight game that marries simple trick-taking with area control. Gain points by meeting the objective for each hand and gain area influence by the cards you take among all the tricks. At the end of each round of hands score additional points based on your control of certain areas. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B204: [BETA TEST] "Salvage: Dimensional Collapse" presented by Nolan James. A space-themed strategy game where you collect sets of stray 'Ship Parts' from the board. Armed with Movement, Rotation, Attack, and Defense cards, players maneuver between debris to outwit and disarm their opponents. The first player to put their ship back together and escape wins! We will be blind-testing the manual. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B205: [ALPHA TEST] "SCRAMSim" presented by David Turner. Shaposhnikov Corporation's Realistic Asteroid Mining Simulator. We mine asteroids using powerful hydrogen fluoride laser beams. Where two beams intersect inside the asteroid, valuable elements can be harvested. SCRAMSim is an auction game of area control, played on a hexagonal board. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B206: [BETA TEST] "Super-Hot Chili Pot!" presented by Carlos Hernandez. Eat as many hot peppers as you can without disgracing yourself! In this tableau-management card game with a (slightly gross) sense of humor, you'll stuff your body full of as many hot peppers as you can take (and sometimes more) all in the hopes of scoring the most glory. Watch out for dirty tricks from other players, and play a few of them yourself before you go out in a (literal) blaze of glory. They'll be schadenfreude to spare as you watch each other spew, sputter and suffer your way to ignominious defeat or almost-as-ignominious victory! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] B207: [BETA TEST] "The Shared Dream" by ODAM Publishing LLC; presented by Matthew Tarulli. A cooperative board game that combines the storytelling of ODAM Publishing's Of Dreams and Magic RPG with the strategy of a board game. In a modern world where magic is real and dream come alive, the players awaken to find that they have all had the same nightmare the night before. Even worse, elements of that nightmare are coming to life in the real world with deadly consequences. Players are guided through individual storylines while managing their resources to complete a shared objective. The Shared Dream is a game of risk versus reward and time management, as the more resources a player uses to grow in power, the more dangerous the board becomes. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B208: [ALPHA TEST] "The Show Must Go!" by Damocles Thread Development; presented by Benjamin Walker. Enter the fabulous world of local theatre! You and your friends are each heads of competing theatre companies vying for the hearts, minds, and wallets of the theatergoers of your town. Assemble your casts, ready your props, prepare your scenes and beware! Most of the drama in theatre happens behind the curtain! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B209: [BETA TEST] "Titans of Empyrean" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. a tactical combat game for 2 players where the goal is to eliminate all of your opponent's titans. Take to the air with one of four groups of mythical beasts: manticores, griffins, pegasi, and dragons. Play maneuver cards to strengthen your titans or weaken your opponent. But play wisely - those maneuver cards are also your life! Choose your faction, select your decks, and face off for supremacy of the skies. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 3 seats left.

B210: [BETA TEST] "Titusville" presented by Nathaniel Levan. In the late 1800s, Pennsylvania's abundant natural resources set the stage for an economic boom. Spread your railroad across the state, develop your steel and coke production, and rush to exploit the newly discovered oil to become a Baron of Industry. Move your train around the board, collect resources, upgrade them for points or spend them to expand your rail network to even more productive areas of the state, using a hybrid of worker placement and pick-up-and deliver mechanisms. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B211: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; See Also: B158, B259, B325, B365, B415, B467, B524, B585, B650, B695, B739, B779. There are 6 seats left.

B212: [BETA TEST] "Trifle: A Game of Rich & Deadly Chocolates" by MVM Games; presented by Sarah Allen, Matthew Murcko. A fast-paced competitive board game. Play as wealthy chocolate snobs trying to sniff out the best chocolates in the box while avoiding the ones that have been poisoned by your rivals. Collect rare chocolates and draw cards that allow you to cheat, steal, and poison your way to victory. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B213: [BETA TEST] "Yeah, Diamonds!" by Wandering Tribe Games; presented by Dave Beever. This family game teaches kids the basics of deck building, combined with fun tile movement. Switch, swap, hop, and take your way to fortune! Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, Recommended for Young Players. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] L214: [ALPHA TEST] "Quantum LARP" presented by Jay Treat. A freeform live-action role playing game where players bounce through the late 20th century, inhabiting characters from our past and solving their problems, one after another. Oh boy. Focus on style, secondarily on emotions and goals. Multiple serious themes possible. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

L215: [BETA TEST] "Saving Sunshine" presented by Krissy Bullock. A cost/benefit analysis of human life. You will be playing a member of a committee tasked to decide the fate of a young up-and-coming child star recently diagnosed with a rare, deadly illness. The committee must consider the many relevant, conflicting factors of the case before deciding if Sunshine will undergo the experimental treatment. Warning: The subject matter of this game is challenging and controversial, which may be upsetting or triggering for some players. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R216: [BETA TEST] "Awesome 8's" by Rising Stars Press; presented by Beth Rimmels. An easy, rules-light, multi-genre RPG designed for newcomers and experienced players who want to focus on story and character. This session will playtest the basic rules, plus magic rules, in a modern fantasy setting. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R217: [BETA TEST] "Axon Punk: Overdrive" presented by Colin Kyle. A fast-paced, improvisational cyberpunk RPG set in the hyper-diverse mega-cities of 2085. The central focus is what will happen after people begin plugging computers directly into their nervous systems and building human-derived artificial intelligences, often called Ghosts. The game's rules-light mechanics are geared toward story-telling and collaboration while players explore questions of consciousness and digital/mechanical body alteration. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R218: [BETA TEST] "Blood in the Chocolate" presented by Kiel Chenier. A weird horrorshow dungeoncrawl through a chocolate factory in 17th century Europe, curtosy of Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role Playing. This traditional fantasy adventure is anything but traditional, taking inspiration from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and turning it into the psychedelic body horror freak out that many remember the original book and film to be. The Premise: The year is 1617, and the only thing on the minds of every noblewoman and aristocrat in Europe is CHOCOLATE. The act of eating this modest confection brings so much PLEASURE, it has become more prized than tea, spices, even liquor... and it all comes from one place: LUCIA DE CASTILLO’s factory in northern Friesland. This one businesswoman has Europe by the balls, and some will pay handsomely for the secret to her success. But Lucia's factory isn't what it seems to be. The horrors and cruelties that exist within its walls defy IMAGINATION ITSELF. Blood in the Chocolate is an 18+ psycho-sexual romp that pits character not just against their enemies, but against their own twisting, melting, inflating, or poisoned bodies. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R219: [BETA TEST] "Corona: Autarchy's End" by Parenthesis Press; presented by Neal Stidham. A sci-fi story game with strategic elements, inspired by the Braunstein game: Dune meets Diplomacy. The players control the movers and shakers in the court of a declining solar empire ruled by a powerful psychic autarch. Will you try to save the crumbling order, or put your ambitions above stability? Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R220: [BETA TEST] "Dialect" by Thorny Games; presented by Hakan Seyalioglu, Kathryn Hymes. Dialect is a GM-less role playing game about an isolated community, their language, and what it means for that language to be lost. The game's core spark comes from gradually building up elements of language among players, who gain fluency in their own dialect over the course of play. Words are build off of the fundamental traits of the community, the pivotal events that have defined their lives, and how they respond to a changing world. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R221: [BETA TEST] "Gigargun: The Kaiju World RPG" presented by Christopher Duffy Austin. Giant monsters have been around for over 60 years and it's not really a big deal anymore. You're just as likely see a giant spider attempt to destroy the city as you are a behemoth cow grazing on a farm. Players take the role of special agents who protect the world from threats big and small with shape-shifting powers, giant robots and trained beasts. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R222: [BETA TEST] "Just Got Real" by Saddle Shaped Games; presented by Jim Dagg. A rules-light, setting-agnostic, fast-moving game of action-focused cinema and drama. With mechanics more focused on camera, pacing, low-sim but firm conflict resolution, and collaborative storytelling, JGR will keep you on your toes, helping you to play action yarn in as much time as it would take to watch! I'll bring a few different genre playsets and missions, with the specifics built collaboratively at the table, to tell a story everyone is invested in. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R223: [ALPHA TEST] "Pillar of Fire - Character Creation" by Atlas Games; presented by Cam Banks. An epic science fiction game currently in development at Atlas Games by Cam Banks. Player characters, or Seraphs, are built from a wide variety of modular templates based on upbringing, genetic engineering, and awakened souls. This alpha test is aimed at running this character creation system through its paces, identifying obstacles and roadblocks, and isolating areas that need additional work. No knowledge of the game setting is required. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R224: [BETA TEST] "Satanic Panic" by Third Act Publishing; presented by Jim McClure. A game that takes place in the late 1970's and early 1980's during the height of public concern about satanic corruption. The twist...everything people thought about tabletop was right. These gamers are actually summoning demons and causing all sorts of demonic mischief. In the game you play government agents that are tasked rooting out rings of tabletop players and eliminating them while keeping the true nature of the satanic panic hidden from the public. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R225: [ALPHA TEST] "Tension" by One Shot Podcast Network; presented by Alex Roberts. A 2-player hack of the Jenga-based RPG Dread. It uses an increasingly precarious tower of blocks to represent unresolved romantic and/or sexual attraction. Play characters who are irresistibly drawn together, yet unable to act on their feelings. Let your heart flutter and your cheeks flush. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R226: [BETA TEST] "The Arena" presented by Kate Bullock. Blood and glory await any who enter the Arena and offer up their bodies to the slaughter. The Arena is a game about fighting for glory, honour, and sometimes, freedom in the age of ancient Rome. Powered by the Apocalypse, the Arena offers insight into the glorious and horrific world of Roman slavery and gladiatorial combat. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R227: [BETA TEST] "The Art of Power" by Galileo Games, Inc.; presented by Brennan Taylor. A role playing game of political maneuvering in a medieval world. Everything you have, even your life, can be laid on the line, and those who risk can win. Test a completely new system meant to simulate high stakes political maneuvering and see if you can seize what you desire. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R228: [BETA TEST] "The Excellents" by 9th Level Games; presented by Heather Wilson. So there you were, just living your life, doing the things people do, when - BAM! - there's an explosion of light and sound! You find yourself in the AWESOME WORLD. You've earned a sword! You've been given a crown! Now you have a responsibility to help keep Awesome World awesome and safe. Are you PRINCESS enough?! In The Excellents you take on the role of an Excellent Princess who defends their "thing" against evil and makes Awesome World a better place. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R229: [ALPHA TEST] "The Land of a Thousand Kings" presented by Jessica Hammer. Have you ever wished you could visit a secret, magical land just by looking behind a bookcase, under your bed, or beneath the branches of your favorite tree? In this game, that's exactly what you'll do. You'll be going as yourself, so expect high bleed. The session will focus on the playability of specific game elements, including blind testing. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R230: [BETA TEST] "The Ward" presented by Kevin Petker. Life, death, and walking the fine line between, while low on coffee. Medical drama story-gaming with the player characters on the front lines; juggling their patients' lives, their social lives, and their own sanity as the pressure mounts. Powered by the Apocalypse. This session will focus on character and situation generation, with some actual play. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R231: [BETA TEST] "Velvet Glove" by Magpie Games; presented by Sarah Richardson. You're part of a gang of teenage girls, caught between loser boys, truant officers, parents, and other gangs. Your life isn't easy, and all this pressure could really bring a girl down. Good thing you've got this. Velvet Glove is an Apocalypse World hack that allows players to explore violence, racism, sex, and life on the streets as seen by teenage girls. Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R232: [BETA TEST] NOVA6; "Azothian Twilight" by Legendsmiths; presented by Ryan O'Grady. In the early 8th century, Arabic alchemists discovered the much sought after mercury debasement reaction, enabling them to harness the awesome power of Azoth, the Prima Materia. For the next 400 years, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East enjoyed a Golden Age of prosperity, thanks to the limitless potential of Azoth. And by the end of the 11th century, nine-tenths of the population was dead. The year is now 1299, and you and your friends are delvers, professional scavengers that search the ruins of civilization for lost wonders and clues to your past. Azothian Twilight is post-apocalyptic fantasy, set in an alternate history. Playtesting will focus primarily on setting-specific issues, with time split between the world (timeline, magic system, player roles) and the Round City of Baghdad (a key location). Friday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B233: [BETA TEST] "Armies of the Mist" by Grebnesor Games; presented by Jon Rosenberg. A 2-player fantasy battles game. Players build, deploy, and command armies with unique abilities and characteristics. Each player has a limited number of Order Tokens with which to seize initiative, move, attack, rally, and re-position their troops. Unlike most games of this genre, the rules emphasize the feel of simultaneous action; commanders decide when to interrupt, fall back, support, or engage in massed attacks. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B234: [BETA TEST] "Baseball and Football Sports Dice" by FoxMind Toys & Games; presented by Andy Geremia. Push your luck in these easy to play Baseball and Football dice games. One quick reference card is all you need to determine the outcome of your play (no complicated charts or instructions). Many of the elements of Baseball and Football are captured in these compact, fast paced games. Basic Baseball and Football knowledge required. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] B235: [BETA TEST] "Big Trouble in Little China: The Game" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. Play as Jack Burton or one of his brave friends, on the mysterious quest to rescue the green-eyed beauty, defeat Lo Pan's ancient magic, and save Chinatown from his evil minions... In this cooperative adventure, players team up with 1-6 heroes use custom dice and unique special abilities to help them in completing exciting and thematic missions throughout Chinatown. All the while, Lo Pan's nefarious plan is coming to fruition forcing the players to stay on their toes because once the Showdown triggers, the game changes and play flips to the other side of the board immediately challenging the heroes to the final battle with Lo Pan and the Three Storms! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B236: [BETA TEST] "CON521" by CATTHULHU.com; presented by Joel Sparks. It's the massive annual CON521 gaming convention! Players compete for seats at game events over three days. Attending costs time and money, and if you don't keep up your strength, you won't have the Endurance to make it to all the events you've reserved. Choose your Hotel wisely, pick up some good stuff in the Exhibit Hall, pursue secret goals to score Nerd Cred, and of course, get to your favorite tables before your opponents grab all the seats! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B237: [BETA TEST] "Conspiracy!: MIB" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer, Nick Sauer. There are many tinfoil hat types among the conspiracy theorists you have been assigned to watch, but surprisingly some are getting far too close to revealing the real truth to the world. Your job is make sure that does not happen and that they are relegated to the tabloids. Each player gets a turn to take on the role of a member of the Men in Black while the others are the conspiracy theorists. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B238: [BETA TEST] "Cursed Court" by Atlas Games; presented by Jeff Tidball. Players take the roles of minor nobles in an scheming court, wagering their influence in predictions about who will come to power. Gameplay involves placing bets over multiple rounds with limited (but growing) information. Poker meets craps meet Sheriff of Notthingham. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B239: [BETA TEST] "Emily Is Probably Dead By Now" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. A sinister bluffing game. Everyone at the table is guilty of MURDER! The authorities are searching for Emily who has gone missing and foul play is suspected. Each player takes part in the search for Emily and quietly attempts to hide any evidence they may be carrying. Try not to get caught and raise suspicion. When the body turns up it's all over and you all might be going to the slammer! The question is not "who dunnit?" you all dunnit dammit! the question is who is going to get caught. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B240: [BETA TEST] "Heavy Armor" by Silverclutch Games; presented by Christopher Visco, Tom Panico. An easy to learn, quick to play anime mecha wargame. Two players battle each other with unique squads of mecha and their pilots. The mecha, pilots, and wide array of combat equipment allow players to customize their squad however they like. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B241: [BETA TEST] "Memory Palace" by Metahex Studio; presented by Christopher Barney. A cooperative/competitive detective game where players explore a location looking for clues, each player can only see the location they are at and may describe the items there to the other players. Like the classic game Memory players must spot sets of like items, the player with the most clues will get all the credit. But time is running out to catch the culprit, if you don't share any information then they will get away. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B242: [BETA TEST] "Miner's Glory" presented by Mike Lasota. Your company has been contracted to gather gems. Using a tile based exploration system to mine around in search for gems while making sure to stay ahead of other companies to gain glory. Each player has their own company that they bring their gems to so they can gain glory points. As well as getting cards while exploring to gain advantages or slow down other players. The board is made out of tiles on a grid system so the game can be played over and over again. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B243: [BETA TEST] "Moonshine" presented by Jeremy Alva. A map-building boardgame set during Prohibition Era U.S., where players act as moonshine runners trying to collect moonshine and return to base before the others, while also evading the fuzz. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B244: [BETA TEST] "Opening Day Baseball" presented by Devin Conlon. Opening Day Baseball is unique in that it takes the intensity of baseball, and allows friends to face off in a battle of pitcher. Another aspect of the game is helping the player learn more about the game of baseball through facts spread out throughout the game board and cards, as well as through playing the game itself. This game is special because it allows players to interact with each other and build a strategy based on who they play. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B245: [ALPHA TEST] CANCELED. This event has been canceled by the Designer. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B246: [BETA TEST] "Project Audioslave" by Restoration Games; presented by Justin Jacobson. A lighter hidden movement game with logical deduction elements. An invisible target moves around the board. Use uniquely presented clues to hone in on the target’s location. Gain points for finding the target. Each time you catch the target, a new one appears. First player to the specified point total wins the game. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B247: [BETA TEST] "Rainbow Thieves" presented by Colum Higgins. A color-themed set collection game with trick-taking and take that. You play a color thief - you collect sets of colors, win effect cards and steal cards from your opponents. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B248: [BETA TEST] "Shapes the Game" by Fluffy Puppy Games; presented by John Bezanis. A dexterity game where players take turns playing cards and placing plastic pieces onto a central platform. Experience four ways to play the game, each with its own balance of dexterity, strategy, and luck. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B249: [BETA TEST] "Solaria" by Mind Bullet Games; presented by Geoffrey Engelstein. Humanity has colonized the solar system, and Mars has become an independent military power. Rising tensions between Earth, Mars, and the colonists in the asteroid belt and Jovian moons have put all of humanity on the brink of war. Which faction will emerge victorious? Solaria is a game of political and military intrigue. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B250: [BETA TEST] "Solium Infernum" by Artana Games; presented by JR Honeycutt. Players are demons competing for the throne of hell after Satan's death. Miniatures, head to head combat, clever card play. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B251: [BETA TEST] "Stockyards" presented by Eric Alvarado. Players acquire cattle, hogs, and/or sheep from a livestock auction for their respective stockyard. As stockyards fill, opportunities present themselves to fulfill contracts to earn profits that are split between the contracting player and the stockyard. Stockyards combines various elements of trick-taking and contract based games. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B252: [BETA TEST] "Stuff the Universe" by Wombat Games; presented by Jonathan Testa. A family friendly, turn based strategy game where players explore the universe to amass the most victory points. No game is ever the same as the universe unfolds while the players explore it, the Ancients arrive based on player actions, and the difficulty of navigating the sectors is affected by the battles that occur within them. Equip your ship with crew and weapons to safely navigate the universe, colonize new worlds, and combat aliens that get in your way. The fate of your faction is up to you; what edge will you find that leads them to victory? Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B253: [BETA TEST] "Sultana" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Suzanne Zinsli, Chris Zinsli. During the Ottoman Empire, the women of the court exercised tremendous influence over the empire's affairs. In Sultana, you will attempt to outmaneuver the other powerful women of the court to garner public support. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] B254: [BETA TEST] "Supply Sergeant" presented by Rodney Currie. You are a WWII army supply sergeant, attempting to keep your fighting men happy, healthy, and well-equipped. To accomplish this, you must wheel and deal with your opponents and the black market to meet the luxury demands of your soldiers while keeping your unit well-stocked with the necessities required to keep it running smoothly. As you satisfy demands, you will earn both victory points and "favors" which you can use to your advantage as play proceeds. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B255: [BETA TEST] "Swords&Sails" by VR-Soft.Com/VRGames; presented by Jason Williams. Rewrite History in 1000 AD. Each player takes on the mantle of a leader of one of the seven major factions (Kingdoms of England, France, Viking Norse Sea Empire, Holy Roman Empire, Kievan Rus Empire, Byzantine Empire or the Fatimid Caliphate). Players can march armies across Europe, send fleets out, recruit troops, build cities, conduct diplomacy and form alliances. Friday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

B256: [BETA TEST] "Tea Trader" presented by Doug Badzik. Players take on the role of 19th century maritime merchants with one of the European East India trading companies buying and selling tea in search of profit. Players visit auction houses at 8 different ports along the rim of the Indian Ocean pitting their skill and guile against each other. Each port will present new challenges as players navigate the nuances of 12 interchangeable auction types. This under-funded contest forces tough decisions of selling off valued cargo in exchange for financing future gains as adversaries attempt to corner the market on 8 types of tea and return to harbors of origin with the most wealth. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B257: [BETA TEST] "The Savage Strikers" presented by Henry-Michael Brown. Step into the deck building fighting game, where humanity awoke one day with a new body organ that doctors named, the Magatama. It induces uncontrollable rage in people, making them fight each other or fall into a permanent feral state. However, there are a select group of people who learned how to harness the power of the Magatama to perform amazing feats of martial arts. They are the Savage Strikers, fighters sponsored by the Grand Circuit Association, on a quest to earn a spot in their yearly tournament... the Finale Royale. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B258: [BETA TEST] "The Zero Day War" by Lost Cog Games; presented by Matthias Bonnici. The Zero Day War is a 2-4 player card game where players take the roles of hackers from different planets who are taking advantage of a security malfunction in the system net. Use cards to hack files, complete contracts and cause havoc for other players in the game. The hacker with the most files / contracts filled wins! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B259: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; See Also: B158, B211, B325, B365, B415, B467, B524, B585, B650, B695, B739, B779. There are 7 seats left.

[FILLED] B260: [BETA TEST] "War Tribe" by Vile Genius Games; presented by Jeffrey Bourbeau. You are a war chief in a post apocalyptic world aiming to take over your section of this hellish wasteland. As your war chief your goal is to send out your warbands to take resources and tiles to dominate the the world. Lead the biggest and baddest War Tribe and go down as a legend! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B261: [BETA TEST] The Networks; "Expansion" by Formal Ferret Games; presented by Gil Hova. This is a test of the forthcoming expansion of The Networks, to be Kickstarted by Formal Ferret Games in 2017. Each Network now has a set of characteristics that help and hurt them. The expansion also features new starting Shows players draft to determine their starting resources, and mega-Network Cards that offer huge bonuses to players who get a second Genre Bonus. Help us expand this breakout hit! Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

L262: [ALPHA TEST] "An Empty Page" presented by Darcy Ross. A LARP-ish game about a girl told by the fates who watch and direct the world around her. It is meant to explore ideas about the influences of societal pressures, history, and one's community, especially at a young age. The game is intended to be played while walking through a museum, art gallery, park, or other space where scenes can be held around a found object for inspiration. All players are members of a Chorus who direct scenes, enact NPCs, speak or act on behalf of the girl, and give commentary about the scene to the "audience". Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] L263: [ALPHA TEST] "Dreaming the Devil" presented by Dymphna Connor. A short LARP set during an early modern witch trial that deals with themes of community, the existence of God, and the problem of evil. X-Card and cut and brake mechanics will be in use, but the game will almost certainly contain strong sexual, violent, and/or disturbing imagery. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

L264: [ALPHA TEST] "Intrigue and Independence" by The Geek Initiative; presented by Tara Clapper. An American Revolution LARP explores the overt (and covert) frameworks of America's fight for independence. Choose espionage, leadership, or civilian duties to bring about or prevent nationhood as you navigate interpersonal relationships, moral conflicts, and international ties. Negotiate with France or advocate for abolition - the course of history is up to you. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

L265: [FOCUS GROUP] "Kensei" by Phoenix Outlaw Productions; presented by Craig Page. A World Martial Arts Tournament Boffer Larp set in a cyberpunk dystopian future. MegaCoprorations control nearly every facet of society and life. People find solace in putting themselves in to the arena and fighting each other. Players take on the roles of members of this combat culture that is burgeoning in the world. Players are invited to make friends, enemies, and rivals as they get closer to notoriety. This is only a Focus Group - there will be no combat. Friday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

L266: The Golden Cobra Contest Winner Showcase. The winners are in. The judges have explained the contest. Now, let's play some games! Due to the nature of the contest, we won't know until just before the convention what will be running. We encourage you to be flexible when you show up for this event. Based on audience preference, number of players who arrive and various other factors (entirely left to the discretion of our crack facilitator team!), any or all games of each winning category might run. Categories include: Most Convention-Ready, Most Appealing to Newcomers, Cleverest Design and Game We're Most Eager to Play. Each game will run a minimum of once during the convention. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 13 seats left.

L267: [BETA TEST] "Uncanny Valley" by Cavalry Games; presented by Stephen Dewey. A parlor LARP about an android who has been assaulted by a hacker. Gameplay takes place several hours after the assault as the android attempts to file a police report about the incident only to find prejudice in the eyes of the officers. Strong Content Warning: Sexual assault, victim blaming, systemic racism, confronting an abuser, misuse of authority, and powerlessness. Play if you want an emotionally charged experience and opportunity to examine and discuss these themes against a sci-fi backdrop. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

L268: [BETA TEST] "Walk among the Dead" presented by Johannes Oppermann. Midnight. Seven anxious people sit in a circle, holding hands. In the middle, a mask. They have all come hoping to let go, after a final encounter with their deceased. The mask holds them all suspended between life and death. None can leave the room until they all have tempted fate and the ghosts by donning the mask and venturing forth on the journey - to find the one ghost tied to them among the many that will come. You are one of the seven. Will you find your ghost? Will they grant you closure, forgiveness, a secret? Or will they howl with disdain and haunt you forever? Will you return from the underworld and live to tell about it? Or will the ghosts take your last breath for payment, your soul lost among the dead, your body slouching lifelessly to the ground? Friday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] L269: [ALPHA TEST] WARBIRDS; "Blood is Thick" presented by Kimberley Lam. One family struggles with unresolved pain years after the ousting of the Khmer Rouge's brutal regime by Vietnamese invaders in 1979. "Blood is Thick" is a small group LARP about struggling with the lingering impact of genocide on a family where victims and aggressors reside side by side. Best for playtesters who want to explore emotional intense family dynamics, are comfortable with narrative control, and can act under direction. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R270: [BETA TEST] "Armored Reckoning" presented by John Sheldon. A GM-less alternate history role playing game in which players take on the role of a tank crew in the Second World War on a secret mission behind enemy lines. Engage in battles against enemy vehicles using card based mechanics and try to keep your unit together in the fraught hours between engagements. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R271: [BETA TEST] "Chroma" by Word Studio; presented by Will Hindmarch. Your assignment: Select burned spies for an impossible mission to find and control illegal technology in a cyberpunk neo-future, then choose between saving the world and changing it forever. This sequel to Always/Never/Now doesn't require familiarity with the first scenario. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R272: [BETA TEST] "Circles of Power" by Genesis of Legend Publishing; presented by Jason Pitre. A game about people who take a stand against oppression, with arcane magics amplifying their voices. It's a game of marginalized communities and their struggles to forge a brighter future. This is an experimental PbtA game about wizards in a world that hates them. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R273: [BETA TEST] "Dare" presented by Eric Jeppesen. A player facing improvisational story RPG. The mechanics empower the players to intelligently make choices towards the achievement of their goals. Be the author of your character as an English Lance (elite soldier) hunting down diabolist in war torn France one year after the execution of Joan of Arc for witchcraft. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

R274: [BETA TEST] "Dreamchaser" by Imagining Games; presented by Peter Petrusha. This is our story, a story of pursuing our dreams. Amongst players, create a goal for your game. Work together to design the characters you need to achieve your goal, your dream. Immerse yourself into the story you want to experience with personal milestones along the way! Be rewarded for creativity and role playing your character. Take back creative control! Visit imagininggames.com for more info! Friday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

R275: [BETA TEST] "Esper Genesis" by Alligator Alley Entertainment; presented by Rich Lescouflair. This is a sci-fi setting compatible with the 5th Edition D&D game. It is inspired by sci-fi epics such as Mass Effect, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. In this playtest, an unlikely group of travelers must join forces while caught in the midst of a grand battle between two spacefaring empires. This sample includes new 5E rules for gunplay, starship combat, and the reality-shaping abilities of the Espers. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

R276: [ALPHA TEST] "Face the Music" by Hard Luck Games; presented by Joseph Valoren. A Fate system game in which the music we enjoy makes up the physical form of reality. You play a Musician, one of a born few who are capable of using your music to twist the fabric of that reality to your wishes. Together with your Bandmates, tour the Realms of a distinct and colorful world inspired by real musical genres and cultures, discover musical artifacts, increase in power and skill, and battle other Bands in musical combat! Face the Music encourages you to get into trouble, win the hearts of listeners, and even change the world by playing out your fantasy version of the rock and roll lifestyle, whether you're a solo diva debuting her first album abroad or a pack of seasoned lifers on their fifth farewell tour. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R277: [BETA TEST] "Found Footage" presented by Vera Vartanian. A mixed card/storygame in which players weave a story with the feel of a found footage horror movie (complete with shaky camera work and telegraphed plot twists) built around collections of Tapes that start the ball rolling. Collaborative storytelling with a dash of the competitive, with cards granting narrative permissions. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R278: [BETA TEST] "Harsh Generation" presented by Emily O'Neil, Frisco Cruise. It's 300 years in the future and flying cars are a thing of the past. So is running water, basic sanitation, and cosmopolitan infrastructure, for that matter. Harsh Generation uses a foundation of flexible mechanics to help you narrate your experience through a volatile electrogrunge theocracy using only your wits, a collection of wild body modifications, and the help of your dubious companions. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R279: [ALPHA TEST] "Kratophagia" by Ardens Ludere; presented by Hamish Cameron. A visceral game of changing bodies and cannibalism. You are creatures living in the ruined remains of a world decimated by an interplanetary war: eat or die; eat and change. Powered by the Apocalypse. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R280: [BETA TEST] CANCELED. This event has been canceled by the Designer Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R281: [BETA TEST] "New Frontiers" by Newstand Press; presented by Derek Chappell. An Apocalypse World inspired take on the Star Trek formula designed to create episodic adventures of weird science and moral quandaries in deep space. Gather data, build understanding and gain advantage over the dizzying threats of deep space, and debate your crewmates over the way forward that best represents the values of a transcendent, idealistic future. Set in a retro-futuristic universe, players make a crew of competent officers across a wide variety of specializations and take them up against strange creatures, alien empires, god-like beings, and space anomalies in their quest to boldly push the boundaries of the New Frontier. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R282: [BETA TEST] "Pasion de los Pasiones" by Stop, Hack & Roll; presented by Brandon Leon-Gambetta. A GM-Fluid PbtA hack that aims to capture the feeling of the most dramatic of media, the telenovela. Players take on the roll of characters in a Latinx soap opera for a single episode. Pasion de los Pasiones is meant to play fast and a little meta, with frequent attention paid to the audience and how they react to characters. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

R283: [BETA TEST] "Perpetual Twilight" by Damocles Thread Development; presented by Stephen Tasker. The world teeters on the brink of destruction forces from beyond the universe pull and tear at it, but you can save it... if the demons dwelling in your mind don't get to you first. Perpetual Twilight is a game of heroic ambition and human failings. Players take on the role of an Awakened, a person who is bound to the spirit of a hero from the distant past, and granted the power to combat demons wherever they dwell, even in the minds of other people. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R284: [BETA TEST] "Something Is Out There" by Games By Play Date; presented by Glenn Given. ...and only you can stop it. Something is Out There is a cooperative storygame of coming-of-age horror in the vein of Stranger Things, IT and Monster Squad. As childhood friends you are the only ones who can defend your community against an unearthly terror stalking your town. For fans of Fall of Magic, Companion's Tale & The Quiet Year. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

R285: [BETA TEST] "The Ward" presented by Kevin Petker. Life, death, and walking the fine line between, while low on coffee. Medical drama story-gaming with the player characters on the front lines; juggling their patients' lives, their social lives, and their own sanity as the pressure mounts. Powered by the Apocalypse. This session will focus on actual play, with some character and situation generation. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R286: [BETA TEST] "Three Short Games About Place" presented by Tim Hutchings. An arc of three freeform games dealing with notions of place and personal histories. Optimized for groups of two, played in less than ten minutes a game. Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

R287: [BETA TEST] "Zombie World" by Magpie Games; presented by Brendan Conway. The dead rose, the world fell, and you're what's left. Too bad you don't all get along. Zombie World is a Powered by the Apocalypse game inspired by zombie fiction about a community of people attempting to survive in a broken world. Will you forge a future? Or turn on each other long before the zombies wipe you out? Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R288: [BETA TEST] Night's Black Agents; "The Pale Agenda" by Pelgrane Press; presented by Bill White. The trail leads to Barcelona, with its hot Mediterranean nights and its location as a major maritime and air hub for Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. You were once a top operative for a major intelligence agency; now you’ve been burnt, framed, and hunted by the forces that once were on your side. The deadly shadow conspiracy responsible for your plight left too many loose ends, though, and the leads you’re running down are starting to point to a major deal with an international smuggler as the next step in their secret plan. Can you find out what’s going on in Barcelona, put a stop to it, and get out before the heat gets you? Friday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R289: [FOCUS GROUP] "Heirloom" presented by Clark Valentine, Amanda Valentine. A story game where players construct the history of a family heirloom as it is passed down from one generation to the next - backwards. Starting with the present, players explore the object's history back to its origin as an invaluable and irreplaceable treasure. Friday, 5:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R290: [BETA TEST] "Interstellar Interventions" by Wrecking Ball Game Labs; presented by Henry Ulrich. Interstellar Interventions is a game about trying to change the universe by force and the consequences thereof, one mecha-equipped armed conflict at a time. All manner of high tech polity and transplanetary state vie for influence and control across human occupied space, and now their proxy wars are in your back yard. With the technology, skills, and determination at your disposal you can grasp the power to remove the tyrannical regime controlling your world, but what will be broken, who will die, and what will you do when the fallout of a successful mission can be as dangerous as a failed one? Friday, 7:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R291: [BETA TEST] "Zombie World" by Magpie Games; presented by Mark Diaz Truman. The dead rose, the world fell, and you're what's left. Too bad you don't all get along. Zombie World is a Powered by the Apocalypse game inspired by zombie fiction about a community of people attempting to survive in a broken world. Will you forge a future? Or turn on each other long before the zombies wipe you out? Players MUST play in both sessions. Friday, 7:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R292: [BETA TEST] TimeWatch; "New Scenario" by Pelgrane Press; presented by Kevin Kulp. You're a highly competent time cop fixing sabotaged history in this high-action game of investigative time travel from Pelgrane Press. Join TimeWatch's author to playtest a brand new historical mission for an upcoming supplement. No rules knowledge needed or expected. Friday, 7:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B293: [BETA TEST] "Alien Planets" by Paw-Warrior Games; presented by Ben Krieger, Josh Paugh. Conquer the solar system by sending your aliens to control as many planets as possible. The planet to which you play is determined by your hand size, but you will have to constantly decide to manipulate either your hand size, or your opponent's. Who will rule the planets in the end? Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B294: [BETA TEST] "Backlot" presented by Josh Mills. A game about filmmaking. Option scripts, hire crew, scout locations, and build sets all in preperation for principal photography. Shoot one of four scene types at the soundstage, backlot, or on location to create your perfect film. When you edit (reorder cards) your masterpiece find the right mix of romance, action, drama, and comedy to entertain your audience. Finally, lock in your film's premiere date to ensure you sell out theaters nationwide. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B295: [BETA TEST] "Bumuntu" by Gameworthy Labs; presented by Tim Blank. A game of strategic placement, movement, and strong player interaction, based on African folklore. Deep in the heart of the Congo lies the lost city of Bumuntu. Legend says that it's filled with riches, but only the animals know how to get there. Follow their guidance as you trek through the jungle toward the city. But watch out for your opponents! They're also trying to find the city and won't hesitate to knock you off the trail. Race through the jungle, let the animals guide you, and be the first player to find Bumuntu. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B296: [BETA TEST] "Cartrigia" by Wandering Hearth Games; presented by Bill Lasek. Cartrigia is a retro tile based light dungeon crawler with the feel of classic RPGs like Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, and Zelda. Players control a group of 1 to 6 asymetrical heroes while they explore the dungeon, battle classic monsters, gain valuable items, and if they're good enough - and can stay alive long enough - defeat the Dungeon Lord. Features multiple difficulty levels from easy to epic - no two games the same! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B297: [BETA TEST] "Centauri" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matt Regney, Ed Povilaitis. Players run an interplanetary business where they find and gather necessary materials for planet-based companies. They must find or trade the best claims, effectively extract the resources, sell their materials for the best price, invest in the most advanced fleet while navigating routes of the orbiting planets. Every choice has consequences. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B298: [BETA TEST] "Coma Ward" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. A mature survival horror game of mystery and exploration. Uncertainty, terror, and dread-inducing storytelling lie waiting in the box. In this two-phase game, players wake up from a coma with amnesia and team up with the other players to cooperatively search the abandoned hospital for clues. Be cautious as unpredictable events force you to make impossible choices. Once all the clues are discovered the true nature of things is revealed, players learn their true roles and it becomes and entirely different game. What horrors await in the empty halls? Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B299: [BETA TEST] "CON521" by CATTHULHU.com; presented by Joel Sparks. It's the massive annual CON521 gaming convention! Players compete for seats at game events over three days. Attending costs time and money, and if you don't keep up your strength, you won't have the Endurance to make it to all the events you've reserved. Choose your Hotel wisely, pick up some good stuff in the Exhibit Hall, pursue secret goals to score Nerd Cred, and of course, get to your favorite tables before your opponents grab all the seats! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B300: [ALPHA TEST] "Conspiracy Theory: Mideast" presented by Noah Arjomand. You lead a shadowy cabal vying with other players for control of the Middle East. Players build decks of state officials, Kurdish guerillas, and rogue agents that allow them to start wars and insurgencies, foment revolution, and plot deep state conspiracies for their cabal's benefit. But as you recruit, assassinate and battle opponents, you must keep an eye on the rising power of ISIS, lest it take advantage of state failure and Kurdish disunity to dominate the region. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B301: [BETA TEST] "Doomtrain" presented by Peter Ciccolo. The legendary Doomtrain has exploded, as post-apocalyptic fortress-trains are known to do. Now its parts and crew are flying through the air as you and your rival crews race to be the first to lay claim to the corpse of this behemoth and the treasures that lie within. Doomtrain is a competitive deck/tableau building game, in the style of Ascension, Star Realms, or Dominion. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B302: [BETA TEST] "Dubai" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Suzanne Zinsli, Chris Zinsli. The site of the largest construction boom of modern history, Dubai was built on foreign labor and foreign capital. The emirate's audacious projects, including man-made islands and the tallest building ever erected, lured global developers and third-world workers alike. Carve out your place as a participant in Dubai's unprecedented boom. (Note: Dubai is an offshoot of another Cardboard Edison design, Cottage Industry.) Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B303: [BETA TEST] "Etherium Forge" by Atlas Games; presented by Kyla McT. You are an elite spellcaster, and desire to wield the power of the Etherium Forge. It is a summoning circle and gateway to the Otherworld - the place of spirits and magic. However, many others are drawn to the same power. Roll dice to channel elements of the Otherworld and summon ancient Artifacts and Spells to defeat your enemies. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B304: [BETA TEST] "Frankensteiners" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. You are a member of a highly exclusive, international society of mad scientists. Your goal: To make the most Awesome monster the world has ever seen. Frankensteiners is a card drafting game. The cards represent parts, equipment, and resources. In each round, you will also be given missions from the Frankensteiner organization. Completing these missions will give you the Awesome points you need to win. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B305: [BETA TEST] "Gatchafighter" by Galileo Games; presented by John Carimando. "My toys can beat up your toys!" The tabletop skirmish fighting game where your toys team up and battle against each other. Your Gatchafighters use an array of special moves to fight against the opposing team, score points to win! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

B306: [BETA TEST] "Ghastly Gardens" by Games By Play Date; presented by Glenn Given. Strategic board game of gardening from beyond the grave. Send your Ghost from tomb to tomb collecting flowers and scaring your opponents away. Race to complete your Boo-quets and maniuplate the graveyard to maximize your eldritch efficiency. Ghastly Gardens is a set completing worker placement game of bluffing and shameless ghost puns that combines the best of Lords of Waterdeep and Liars Dice. Boo! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B307: [BETA TEST] "Pinball Showdown" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer, Nick Sauer. You are a pinball inside a pinball machine. Multiball has just begun and it is up to you to score more points than the other pinballs by bouncing off better combinations of playfield devices than your opponents. Speed and timing are everything so make sure you control them both carefully. May the cleverest pinball win. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

B308: [BETA TEST] "Grumble" by Dancing Giant Games; presented by Kevin Carmichael. A quick and simple word game where it's just as important to know the spelling skills of your opponents as it is to be a great speller. Each round 3 objectives are revealed and players receive some wild tiles along with 12 letter tiles placed on a rack facing out to the other players. Before spelling begins, players use their bid cards to guess how many objectives each of the other players will meet. Players then have 1 minute to use their letters to spell words that meet the three objectives. When time runs out, each player gets 1 point for each objective they met plus 1 point for each bid they got correct. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B309: [BETA TEST] "Heavy Armor" by Silverclutch Games; presented by Christopher Visco, Tom Panico. An easy to learn, quick to play anime mecha wargame. Two players battle each other with unique squads of mecha and their pilots. The mecha, pilots, and wide array of combat equipment allow players to customize their squad however they like. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] B310: [BETA TEST] "Hot 16" by 9th Level Games; presented by Heather Wilson. You're a rapper, your fellow players are rappers, and you're working together to write a rap. Each of you will set the tone for one verse that the others must follow. Once you've written all 16 lines of the rap you'll record the track! Pay attention to the beat and don’t drop the flow, yo! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B311: [BETA TEST] "Inspired By Minecraft" presented by Anthony Fiumano. A worker placement type Euro that takes place over the course of 7 rounds where players are trying to get the most Victory Points. In this game Players are gathering resources so they can Craft better Tools, Build Structures, Slay Monsters or even other players if you so choose. But everything comes at a price, danger lurking everywhere, is the risk you take worth the reward you seek? It's your adventure to do as you see fit. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B312: [BETA TEST] "Jon's Super-Secret Superhero Card Game" presented by Jonathan Gilmour. A cooperative game where the players are a group of super power teens fighting off mythical monsters of the past. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

B313: [BETA TEST] "Maximum Apocalypse" by Rock Manor Games; presented by Michael Gnade. A cooperative game in which each player plays as a post-apocalypse survivor with actions and gear in the form of cards. Players explore the landscape and react to threats from roaming monsters while trying to fend off starvation and scavenge for the resources needed to complete their mission and escape. Ultimately, players will work together and successfully complete the objective of their mission and escape or perish in the wasteland of the apocalypse. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B314: [BETA TEST] "MegaJail!" presented by Rocco Privetera. Players are Wardens running a wing of a sci-fi jail housing aliens, monsters, or worse. Each turn, Wardens draft Cons, then deal with the puzzle of housing them: All Cons need specific environments, or dislike certain species, or combine to cause hazards and mayhem. You don't want them out of control, because if all the Cons get angry at once the jail riots and everybody loses! Wardens have variable powers; build their own wing full of Cells, Facilities and Workers; interact with each other to make deals, threaten or bribe; manage hazards, unrest, and ongoing damage; and compete to earn the highest Reputation and win a lucrative MegaJail contract of their own! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

B315: [BETA TEST] "New World Magischola: House Rivalry" by Werewolf Games LLC/Learn Larp LLC; presented by Dylan Grey. A competitive card game that transports you and your friends to the beginning of the semester at New World Magischola, North America's premier college of wizardry. Choose a character, attend class, cast spells, fight monsters and enchanted objects, and compete against rival students for the glory of the First House Cup! In House Rivalry, you'll navigate the challenges that await each turn of the card as well as the ambitions of your fellow students. After all, only one player can be crowned the House Cup Champion...will it be you? Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B316: [BETA TEST] "Now Playing" presented by Nathaniel Levan. It's the Golden Age of Hollywood, and you and your rivals will be busy Writing, Producing, Casting, Directing and Filming movies, hoping to make it big. Only the action you choose gives a bonus, but with enough successful movies you can demand that bonus every time. But watch out because without the right scripts for your stars, rival studios will steal them away, and you might have to take a silent role just to keep the doors open. In this role selection game, you'll need to select the right roles to earn a star on the Walk of Fame. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B317: [BETA TEST] "OverRealm" by Holtfork Games; presented by Calvin Holt. A two-player competitive card game where you choose a hero to battle your opponent's hero. The one left standing is the winner. Turns are semi-simultaneous and feature a double-blind action-selection mechanic, so you can never be too sure what your opponent will do next, creating constant tension. Summon minions to exert your dominance and help your hero overthrow the enemy. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B318: [ALPHA TEST] CANCELED. This event has been canceled by the Designer Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B319: [BETA TEST] "Potato Magnets" presented by Mark Fuchs. A light, abstract strategy game of hot potato but with several potatoes, each with its own attributes and effects, all in play at once. Players must pass damage-inflicting potatoes to their opponents to avoid incurring damage themselves and use potato-targeting magnets that make it harder or easier to give them away. Every decision you make can (and probably will) come back to hurt you so winning requires plotting your moves very carefully. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B320: [ALPHA TEST] "SCRAMSim" presented by David Turner. Shaposhnikov Corporation's Realistic Asteroid Mining Simulator. We mine asteroids using powerful hydrogen fluoride laser beams. Where two beams intersect inside the asteroid, valuable elements can be harvested. SCRAMSim is an auction game of area control, played on a hexagonal board. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B321: [BETA TEST] "Stuff the Universe" by Wombat Games; presented by Jonathan Testa. A family friendly, turn based strategy game where players explore the universe to amass the most victory points. No game is ever the same as the universe unfolds while the players explore it, the Ancients arrive based on player actions, and the difficulty of navigating the sectors is affected by the battles that occur within them. Equip your ship with crew and weapons to safely navigate the universe, colonize new worlds, and combat aliens that get in your way. The fate of your faction is up to you; what edge will you find that leads them to victory? Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B322: [BETA TEST] "Tales from the Taverns" by Vile Genius Games; presented by Mark Sierens. You take on a role of a bard in a tavern telling the epic tale of a diminutive goblin of legends past. This fast-paced story telling game has you placing story cards on your play mat telling the story of your goblin. Your goal is to win the most lore at the end of the game. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B323: [BETA TEST] "Talking Points" presented by Doug Levandowski. In this think-on-your-feet party game, each player will be a debater vying for public office and fielding answers to the standard questions on taxes, government oversight, and the like. But each of you also has a reptilian overlord insisting that you work three key phrases into each of your debates! Win the debate and ask your opponents good questions to impress the overlords! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 7 seats left.

B324: [BETA TEST] "The Kingdom" by KND Games; presented by Eugene Davis, Demarkes Green. Years past, werewolves, vampires, and undead flooded the Kingdom (as the city has become known). There is no peace, no calm... only blood shed and death hiding amidst the shadows. The Kingdom is a CCG that puts supernatural creatures of different races and factions against each other in mortal combat. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B325: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; See Also: B158, B211, B259, B365, B415, B467, B524, B585, B650, B695, B739, B779. There are 8 seats left.

B326: [BETA TEST] "Trade on the Tigris" by Mind Bullet Games; presented by Geoffrey Engelstein. As the leader of a city state in ancient Mesopotamia, you will guide the religion, government, and culture of your civilization. Trading with your neighbors is critical to growing and advancing, but opens up your city-state to ideas that might cause upheaval. Will you become the greatest city-state on the banks of the Tigris? Trade on the Tigris is a game of civilizations and trade. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

B327: [BETA TEST] "UP" presented by Adam Browne. A unique abstract family game which balances the strategy of limited actions with the luck of dice and the joy of blocks! Your dice are the literal building blocks for the path to take you higher, and ultimately to victory. But your path to the top crosses your opponents, and so you have to decide: Do I wait for good luck, or do I make bad luck for others? Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] B328: [BETA TEST] "Vinyl" presented by Eric Alvarado. Vinyl is back and you are about to experience the thrill of digging through bins searching for albums to fill and complete your collections. However, you are still new at collecting vinyl and need to acquire leads as to which albums characteristics are ideal. From mint condition to limited release, from Country to Motown, the record store is bursting at the seams with these warm-sounding treasures. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B329: [BETA TEST] "Zipang" by Engine ID; presented by Ko Sasahara. A Japanese designed area control feudal war game of strategy and chance for casual players. Travel along the tiles for Sengoku events and use character cards to initiate battles to claim provinces. Build up castles to defend and earn victory points to be appointed to Shogun by the Emperor to win! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

L330: [ALPHA TEST] "Bodystorming Methods for Game Design" by Carnegie Mellon University; presented by Judeth Oden Choi. This is a playtest to try out a set of game design methods, using bodystorming (improvised movement). Collaboratively, we will use multiple bodystorming exercises to investigate feelings, interactions and mechanics on a theme, and then create and perform short improvised sketches that bring together the elements explored in a moment of original gameplay. Come ready to move, to act, to collaborate, and to discuss the methods used. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 10 seats left.

L331: [ALPHA TEST] "In Your Head" by Absolute Zero Gaming; presented by Kelvin Ortega. Get inside the headspace of a character along with your fellow players. The In Your Head system assigns each player a facet of a given character, which is then collaboratively brought to life by the interactions with your fellow facets. Then explore even further as the characters begin to interact with each other. This LARP is inspired by Disney's "Inside Out" and Fox's "Herman's Head" and will be testing the preliminary rules. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 22 seats left.

L332: [BETA TEST] "The Line" by Bully Pulpit Games, LLC; presented by Jason Morningstar. This event consists of an optional hour of pre-game discussion with Jason. If you decide to skip this, arriving an hour late is perfectly acceptable. The waiting room is bland and antiseptic. You have made unimaginable sacrifices to get here. Through that door is a chance at a better life - one away from war, death and horror. But between you and the door are a dozen fellow refugees with their own agendas, and an immigration officer eager to send you straight back to hell. This game is in playtest! It's solid, but come prepared to help make it better. NOTE TRIGGER WARNINGS: Adult themes, player antagonism, potentially provocative, strong storyline, suspenseful; directly addresses the plight of contemporary refugees - violence both personal and genocidal. Friday, 8:00PM - 12:00AM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

R333: [BETA TEST] "Boldly Go" by Geoffquest; presented by Geoff Bottone. In this tabletop role playing game, you play a ranking member of the Space Fleet of the Stellar Alliance. Design your own ship and set off across the galaxy for amazing adventures! Meet strange new alien races! Debate philosophy and politics in the staff room! Fire your rasyer gun at oozing monsters! Inspired by - but intellectually distinct from - a certain long-running franchise. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R334: [ALPHA TEST] "Cape Opera" presented by Joanna Piancastelli. The best thing about Captain America is his on-again, off-again relationship with Bucky Barnes. The tension between Magneto and Professor X drives everything that happens in a world that hates and fears them. And Batman isn't Batman without the Joker asking him, "Why so serious?". In Cape Opera, you'll tell the story of a team of heroes and the villains they oppose struggling against one another for the power to shape the world. This session will test one aspect of a system designed for campaign play. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R335: [BETA TEST] "Corona: Autarchy's End" by Parenthesis Press; presented by Neal Stidham. A sci-fi story game with strategic elements, inspired by the Braunstein game: Dune meets Diplomacy. The players control the movers and shakers in the court of a declining solar empire ruled by a powerful psychic autarch. Will you try to save the crumbling order, or put your ambitions above stability? Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B336: [BETA TEST] "Cutthroat Kitchen" by Critical-Hits Studios, LLC; presented by Dave Chalker. Based on the Food Network game show of the same name, chefs will compete to prepare a variety of dishes using real-time dice rolling action, inflict sabotages on one another to make it more difficult to complete those dishes, and finally pitch your dishes to the judges for bonus points. Note: Some physical activity is required. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

R337: [BETA TEST] "Gears of Defiance" by Loremaster Games; presented by Ryan Schoon. A steampunk game about standing up against oppression in a world where everything is stacked against you. Players take on the roles of family members pushed to the edges of society, bonded together and pushed towards acts of rebellion against the Empire that oppresses them. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R338: [FOCUS GROUP] "Kagematsu Askew" by Special Snowflake Games; presented by Gavin White. Your community faces challenges that none of you could overcome alone. Do you care enough about each other to help? A flirtatious take on post-apocalyptic life in a queer enclave. Setting from Dream Askew. Mechanical inspiration from Kagematsu, Dream Askew, and Thank You Kindly, as well as Say A Little Prayer, MOF0: Firebrands, and others. Friday, 8:00PM - 9:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R339: [BETA TEST] "King of the Streetfighters" presented by Morgan Ellis. The tournament has drawn in champions from all over the world to the crime filled streets of Metro City. You all have reasons to fight; for justice, for glory, or for honor. But are you a bad enough dude to unleash your fatal fury in a final fight on the streets of rage in a contest of mortal kombat to prove you have mastered the art of fighting and to crown yourself the King of the Streetfighters? A game inspired by classic arcade fighting games and beat 'em ups, using a modified version of the Fate system. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R340: [BETA TEST] "Nementia: A World of Steam" by Dakani Games; presented by Nicholas Malinowski. Welcome to a world of myth, lore, grit and grime. Welsh legend meets Industrial Steampunk with huge cities and expansive green wilderness and the sound of adventure rides on the rails of an expanding rail road. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] R341: [ALPHA TEST] "Pillar of Fire - Generational Play" by Atlas Games; presented by Cam Banks. An epic science fiction game currently in development at Atlas Games by Cam Banks. The game plays out over multiple generations, drawing on the consequences of decisions made by the characters, not only changing each player's character profiles but the social and political landscape of the setting. This alpha test is aimed at identifying ways in which generational play and world building are represented by the game's system and rules, and ways in which these rules might be improved or revised. No knowledge of the game setting is required; 1st generation characters are provided. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R342: [BETA TEST] "Premise: Setting, Character and Plot" by Diegetic Games; presented by Randy Lubin. A collaborative storytelling game where players create new worlds and adventures. Premise is played over a series of rounds where players first create settings, then characters in those settings, and then plots for those characters. The game centers on players filling out and passing templates, building on each other's ideas. When the templates are complete, the players present them to the group. Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R343: [BETA TEST] "Snow Witch, Shield Maiden" presented by Kiel Chenier. A curiously morbid romantic fantasy RPG. It's a neo-traditional fantasy game that flips the gender tropes of most TRPGs: women and non-binary characters, both PCs and NPCs are diverse and abundant, while most of the men are depicted as female gaze cheesecake pinups. Explore dungeons, fight or befriend monsters, solve puzzles, and win the hearts and minds of NPCs in a d12-based game with an abundance of unique mechanics. Playable species include typical fantasy races like elves, dwarves, and humans, but the list also includes stand out novelties like the catperson, the saurian, the barbarian, the tiefling, and the bear (yes, straight up bears). Each of the five playable classes (Warrior, Specialist, Priestess, Pyromancer, and Witch) is a game unto itself, each with its own unique mechanics and customizable options. Snow Witch, Shield Maiden's rules accommodate both involved back and forth roleplaying dynamics for players who love to really get into character, as well as more traditional mechanics, random tables, and dice play for players who want something more casual and direct. This inclusive, action packed, and somewhat steamy 18+ game of winning love and crushing skulls is made by Kiel Chenier, the LGBT designer and illustrator behind dungeonsdonuts.tumblr.com Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R344: [ALPHA TEST] "Weird Agency" presented by Mel White. Inspired by role playing, literary and media sources such as Night's Black Agents, Agon, the Hero System, The First Team, Alan Furst's atmospheric spy thrillers, Kolchak: the Night Stalker, X-Files, the Rockford Files and Mission: Impossible, Weird Agency is a tabletop RPG of supernatural thrills or perhaps supernatural tension. The rules are player facing, meaning the players roll all dice. The rules are intended to optimize impromptu, immersive play, maximize character competence and flexibility, and reward role playing. The rules minimize the "whiff factor", simplify combat, and encourage genre characteristics. At METATOPIA, we'll playtest character creation, combat, and explore ways to formalize scene framing - or not! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R345: [BETA TEST] Bluebeard's Bride; "Dark Carnival" by Magpie Games; presented by Marissa Kelly. You've been hired by the Ringmaster to join his cavalcade of freakish wonders and obscene delights. As you approach the collection of darkened tents, like strange pointed hills jutting up from the grass, a chill passes through you. What will you find in this place? What will it be like to work here? What awaits you in the dark recesses inside each tent? And who is the Ringmaster...truly? The funhouse mirrors of Dark Carnival will explore twisted and warped trials the Show Girl faces in the workplace. Friday, 8:00PM - 12:00AM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R346: [ALPHA TEST] Misspent Youth; "Outrageous Youth" by Robert Bohl Games; presented by Robert Bohl. If you want a revolution you can dance to, this is the one for you. Outrageous Youth is a hack of Misspent Youth about revolutionary joy, love, and art. It's inspired by stories of music that help people break through boundaries and systems of control - so fire up your keytar, tell your bestie to lay down a beat on her laser djembe, and let's rock. Note: You, the players, will be rocking out to punk rock music (for this session; the hack does all kinds of genres)! Friday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, Under 18 Requires Parental Clearance. There are 0 seats left.

L347: [FOCUS GROUP] "LARP Safety Brainstorm" by The Cred Bureau; presented by Jessica Banks. Jessica Banks is working with The Cred Bureau to create tools to help us in writing games that explore tough emotional territory in safe ways. This focus group will start the process. Any designers who feel like their work could benefit from having a trained trauma counselor's input should consider attending. Friday, 9:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B348: [BETA TEST] "Agents & Operatives: DOMINUS" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. The Dominus Satellite and its AI were created to protect the Earth. But now it has become self-aware and has turned on its creators sending Cyborgs, Warmachines, Drones, and even misdirecting human Military Troops towards its own ends. In this cooperative game, 1-4 players team up each controlling two unique Agents to strategically and tactically take down Dominus' units while hacking his control codes to eventually make him weak enough to defeat, thus saving the world! Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B349: [BETA TEST] "Bad Juju" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matt Regney, Ed Povilaitis. You messed with some Bad Juju and got yourself hexed. Use your lucky Gris-gris, and the help of the Loa guides to bring 13 lost souls to Papa Legba and free yourself. Careful not to get too greedy, or you might become lost yourself. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B350: [BETA TEST] "Big Easy Busking" presented by Josh Mills. It is spring time in New Orleans, and the people are flocking from near and far to the streets of The Big Easy to take in the sights, smells and sounds. Big Easy Busking is a medium weight area majority game where you use the smooth music of New Orleans to claim the biggest tips from the ever flowing crowds of people. Learn new songs, feed off the crowds energy, and duel with other buskers all while ensuring your band member don’t run out of energy. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B351: [BETA TEST] "F.L.O.W." by Wee Big Games; presented by Tam Myaing. A cooperative time-traveling game where you are an agent of F.L.O.W., the Federal Land and Oceanic Workforce, entrusted with maintaining the Temporal Continuum and the fate of the human race. Connect pivotal locations in time, called nexuses, using chrono-steams (strings). Travel to nexuses, and shape events to architect a favorable ripple effect through the continuum. Can you and your team of F.L.O.W. agents complete the directives before time runs out? Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B352: [BETA TEST] "Frozen Explorer Return Service" presented by Zachary Huff. The small town of Donner's Pointe thrives on small businesses that all use the same commodity: Frozen explorers. Use the abilities you get each turn from the businesses in town and try your best to pawn off the frozen explorers you gather to their distraught loved ones. Just don't eat the chili at the diner... Frozen Explorer Return Service is a game involving variable player powers, bluffing, and somewhat unethical business practices. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B353: [BETA TEST] "How Could You?!?" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. Extreme Situations Call For Inappropriate Solutions. From the makers of Medicine Whoops. Half story telling, 69% Problem Solving, 27 metric F@#! tons of Crazy. Players compete head to head to resolve potentially unspeakable problems in everyday situations. Players will have to think fast and talk thier way through some unique, bizarre and sometimes risqué scenarios. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

B354: [BETA TEST] "In A World..." by Yodeo Games; presented by Ian Reed. In a world full of sequels, prequels, and reboots...find inspiration for your next original screenplay while playing In a World! Directors (players) draft movie components (like characters or plot themes) into a hand, and pick an actor (another player) to create a movie trailer from said components. Come and see if your directing or acting chops can earn you recognition from the academy during award season! Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 7 seats left.

B355: [BETA TEST] "Kahl'Shera" by Shadowsong Industries; presented by Adam Fischer. Featuring cinematic martial arts styles from around the world, each player is represented by a unique fighter whose attacks, healing, flourishes, and fame result from a series of nonrestrictive dice rolls. Fighters also gain fame from their starting positions around the arena, from positions they take from other fighters, and from combinations of spectacular moves they learn over time. Winning the favor of the spectators is key to gaining fame, but losing too much nerve can weaken your reputation, so manage your actions carefully. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B356: [BETA TEST] "Kanzume Goddess: Kamigawa Battles" by Japanime Games; presented by Jeffrey Bourbeau. Kanzume Goddess is a deck building game. You will be one of the Gods of mythology. Each God in the game has its own special powers which players can use to their benefit. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B357: [BETA TEST] "Keep Calm" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. The hilarious game where players are put into ridiculous situations and must decide what they are going to do? Designed in the spirit of the best party games of the modern era, Keep Calm will have you laughing your @$$ off. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 9 seats left.

B358: [BETA TEST] "Magnificent Movie Moguls" by Vanishing City Games; presented by John Dermody. You are a movie producer in the "Golden Age of Cinema". You are competing with other studios in the acquisition of resources (Leading Ladies, Directors, etc.), soliciting money, paying off critics for good reviews among other things to produce Westerns, Comedies, Musicals and Mystery/Thrillers. By doing so you hope to gain enough prestige and money to create your "Epic" movie before any other studio. Beware, other players are trying to do so as well. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] B359: [BETA TEST] "Million Dollar Pitch" presented by Christian Otterman. A card game that constructs movie pitches with the cards in your hand. The game plays like Cards Against Humanity, where there is a judge that reads through each pitch and then decides who wins. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B360: [BETA TEST] "Potato Magnets" presented by Mark Fuchs. A light, abstract strategy game of hot potato but with several potatoes, each with its own attributes and effects, all in play at once. Players must pass damage-inflicting potatoes to their opponents to avoid incurring damage themselves and use potato-targeting magnets that make it harder or easier to give them away. Every decision you make can (and probably will) come back to hurt you so winning requires plotting your moves very carefully. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B361: [BETA TEST] "Project Indulgence" by Restoration Games; presented by Justin Jacobson. A medium-weight game that marries simple trick-taking with area control. Gain points by meeting the objective for each hand and gain area influence by the cards you take among all the tricks. At the end of each round of hands score additional points based on your control of certain areas. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B362: [BETA TEST] "Salt" presented by Orion McClelland. A medium weight 4x game set in an alternate reality Wild West world. In Salt, you will be exploring the land, mining for resources, gathering, collecting, and skirmishing with other players. You play one of five different gangs pushing in on a newly discovered land to be the gang that has acquired the most salt. Salt uses few resources and a card driven mechanic making it easier for new players to enjoy this normally complex genre. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B363: [BETA TEST] "Shapes the Game" by Fluffy Puppy Games; presented by John Bezanis. A dexterity game where players take turns playing cards and placing plastic pieces onto a central platform. Experience four ways to play the game, each with its own balance of dexterity, strategy, and luck. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B364: [BETA TEST] "Smallball" presented by Mel White. A game for 2 players to simulate baseball using dice and cards. Players represent the Home or Visitor Team, and each team has three scores: Pitching, Hitting, and Fielding. Players alternate rolling dice to pitch, hit, and field as determined by the dice results. Players use cards, such as "Safety Squeeze" or "Caught Stealing" to manage the teams through modifying the dice result. At METATOPIA, we’ll take a first look at the finished product! Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B365: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; See Also: B158, B211, B259, B325, B415, B467, B524, B585, B650, B695, B739, B779. There are 8 seats left.

[FILLED] B366: [BETA TEST] "Tower of Madness" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. Investigate Unspeakable Horrors, without losing your Marbles in this mash up of HP Lovecraft and Ker-Plunk. Work together to investigate 13 locations before Cthulhu wakes, but should you be driven insane you'll only win by plunging the others into madness. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B367: [FOCUS GROUP] "While You Were Out" by Wandering Hearth Games; presented by Bill Lasek. Players assume the roles of mischievous pets (such as a superhero obsessed cat video gaming hamster, and a facebooking pig), trying to have as much fun as possible before their owners get home. If you play your cards right, you'll be rolling in cheezeburgers; play them wrong and you'll get lemons instead! Friday, 10:00PM - 11:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B368: [BETA TEST] "Wind SABERS" by Zephyr Workshop; presented by Breeze Grigas. A turn-based card combat with a spin. Twist. Kick. Punch. Players control a pair of Disciples, who tag team together to beat their opponent's pair using all manner of physical maneuvers. Combat is direction-based, and maneuvers turn your characters' cards, so you must strategically chain your attacks together. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B369: [BETA TEST] "Worst. Day. Ever." presented by Doug Levandowski. In this party game, you and your friends have had a workday so bad that you've blocked it completely from memory. Now, over some drinks at the bar, you're working together to recall the events of that awful day with some help from your friends. So grab a chair and remember the worst day ever. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B370: [BETA TEST] "Zipang Portable" by Engine ID; presented by Ko Sasahara. A fast-paced "pick one, play one" card game, beautifully designed by Japanese artists with stunning Ukiyo-e style cards. Players will dive into the greatest battle of the 17th century. Become Sengoku heroes, vying for the Shogun’s power in this compact, easy to learn, yet hard to master game. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B371: [BETA TEST] The Networks; "Expansion" by Formal Ferret Games; presented by Gil Hova. This is a test of the forthcoming expansion of The Networks, to be Kickstarted by Formal Ferret Games in 2017. Each Network now has a set of characteristics that help and hurt them. The expansion also features new starting Shows players draft to determine their starting resources, and mega-Network Cards that offer huge bonuses to players who get a second Genre Bonus. Help us expand this breakout hit! Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

L372: [BETA TEST] "It's Nothing" by Games to Gather; presented by Tayler Stokes. A freeform game about misogynistic domestic violence. This game intends to demonstrate the risks and challenges a victim of intimate partner violence faces when leaving their abuser. In game players tell a story about the long-term committed intimate relationship of Harper and Riley as the intensity of abuse mounts. Emotional, physical, and sexual violence will be abstractly represented through various techniques such as drawing injuries on the victim with washable marker (clean up materials provided). This game addresses extremely serious subjects and asks for great sensitivity and vulnerability from all players. Friday, 10:00PM - 1:00AM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

L373: [BETA TEST] "Sex on the Agenda" presented by Shawn Roske. Players are staff of a group home for developmentally disabled adults arguing about their need for a sexuality policy governing staff and residents. The tone is expected to be professional and serious. Friday, 10:00PM - 1:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

L374: [BETA TEST] "Yankee White" by Damocles Thread Development; presented by Jacqueline Bryk. You are a holder of the Yankee White clearance - the highest security clearance in the U.S. You're also the voices in your head. When the President asks you for the briefcase that could launch a thousand missiles, will you give him the paper that could end the lives of millions? Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

L375: [BETA TEST] Travelers of Ki'Mara; "First Harvest" presented by Warren Morrison, Emerson Daly. Travelers of Ki'Mara is about life on the wild frontier of an alternate world where ancient magic and advanced technology both exist. We are in the midst of a full revision from boffer rules to a completely new theatrical system. At this event, we are looking to test out the efficacy of our new ruleset, including combat rules and our in-game economy. All characters will be pre-generated and feature a short backstory, goals, a passport (character sheet), item cards, and in-game rumors. To download a PDF of our current rulebook before the playtest, please visit our website at Travelerslarp.com. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 11 seats left.

[FILLED] L376: [BETA TEST] WARBIRDS; "Nightingales" by Unruly Designs; presented by Moyra Turkington, Rachel E.S. Walton. Casablanca, 1943: Far, far from home, U.S. Army Nurses deployed at the 6th General Hospital in French Morocco save lives and foster friendships against the flood of casualties coming out of the North African front. Casablanca is the first setting developed in the Nightingales line. Friday, 10:00PM - 2:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R377: [ALPHA TEST] "Afterworlds" by Robot Claw Design; presented by Russell Collins. Pandoras are unique people with an ability to summon an Avatar - a projected entity of their inner mind with supernatural powers. It's a good thing too, because the Nemesis, a sentient echo of hate, fear, and past wrongs, is corrupting people to create soulless puppets. If you're familiar with the Persona series of video games, you're already acquainted with Afterworlds' biggest inspiration! This test will focus on the revised system for spells and powers, and conflict resolution. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R378: [ALPHA TEST] "Armored Society" by Magpie Games; presented by Brendan Conway. The royal house has been destroyed. The Queen has not yet been given her mandate. And the other houses aim to carve up the royals' remaining holdings like vultures. In this turmoil, you are sent as representative of your house to the Royal Ball. Can you balance the demands of your house and its politics with your own heart? Play to find out in this game, a combination of Game of Thrones and Pride and Prejudice. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R379: [BETA TEST] "Asylum" presented by Benjamin Reinhart. Magic is real and it has the potential to change everything we know. That's why government organizations like the Bureau keep magic a trade secret for defending humanity from Outsiders. But who protects humanity from the Bureau? And who stands up for the Outsiders who have nowhere else to go? A new coalition is forming between Insiders and Outsiders to challenge the supernatural sources of corruption and disparity. You can be part of that movement. You can be Asylum. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R380: [ALPHA TEST] "Call Center" by One Shot Podcast Network; presented by James D'Amato, Kat Kuhl. A cathartic horror RPG about working a job answering phones. It allows players to take on the roles of customers and customer service representatives navigating the horrors of the millennial work landscape. You'll take calls from absurd customers, and receive performance reviews from clueless supervisors. It's a game designed to hit close to home. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R381: [BETA TEST] "Databank" by Word Studio; presented by Will Hindmarch. Don't dream like an electric sheep. Remix yourself, body and mind, into the person you want to be, whether you were born an android or not. On this derelict colony planet, everything you need to be who you want to be is in the databank, where the top percent lives. You just have to get it. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R382: [ALPHA TEST] "Deep Cover" presented by K. Derrick Kapchinsky. A Powered by the Apocalypse game of cloned espionage. In a highly Balkanized future, players will portray agents of a multinational espionage organization charged with preventing privatized military groups from exploiting the precarious balance of world power for their own aims. Eventually, the game will focus on themes of trust, shifting identity, and asynchronous relationships, but for these playtests, the goal will be to test the Basic Moves and ensure that the game works on a foundational level to generate compelling spy fiction. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

R383: [BETA TEST] "Esper Genesis" by Alligator Alley Entertainment; presented by Rich Lescouflair. This is a sci-fi setting compatible with the 5th Edition D&D game. It is inspired by sci-fi epics such as Mass Effect, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. In this playtest, an unlikely group of travelers must join forces while caught in the midst of a grand battle between two spacefaring empires. This sample includes new 5E rules for gunplay, starship combat, and the reality-shaping abilities of the Espers. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

R384: [BETA TEST] "Horrorshow" by Dark Hills Gaming; presented by Joseph Pettine. Immerse yourself in a horror movie world ravaged by monsters. Play as one of 17 human classes and struggle to stay alive. Or design your own monster and hunt the other players. But be wary of how you play. An unmasked monster is a hunted monster. The Horrorshow RPG pits player vs player in a bloody world where undead maniacs stalk abandoned amusement parks, your best friend may be a mass murderer, and subterfuge is just as important as slaughter. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R385: [BETA TEST] "In Love, With Secrets" by Hatch Hill Games; presented by Justin Cummings. Supernatural teens fight crime with kung fu and smooches. Where Fiasco meets the CW, come make up your own trashy TV melodrama involving young vigilantes. In Love, With Secrets is a GM-less, Prep-less story game with mechanics designed to reward character driven narratives. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R386: [ALPHA TEST] "ISSUES! The Comic Book Continuity Building Game" by 9th Level Games; presented by Chris O'Neill. The players take on the roles of a comic book CREATIVE TEAM - the Editor, the Artist, and the Writer. Over the course of the game, the players cooperatively craft issues of a comic book run, building up the continuity of a single title across years and possibly decades. With aspects of story games, character generation, and comic book lore, the players try to build a full continuity for a super-hero or team. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R387: [BETA TEST] "New Frontiers" by Newstand Press; presented by Derek Chappell. An Apocalypse World inspired take on the Star Trek formula designed to create episodic adventures of weird science and moral quandaries in deep space. Gather data, build understanding and gain advantage over the dizzying threats of deep space, and debate your crewmates over the way forward that best represents the values of a transcendent, idealistic future. Set in a retro-futuristic universe, players make a crew of competent officers across a wide variety of specializations and take them up against strange creatures, alien empires, god-like beings, and space anomalies in their quest to boldly push the boundaries of the New Frontier. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R388: [ALPHA TEST] "Treads" by Green Hat Designs; presented by Mark Richardson. Treads puts you in the combat boots of the crew of a single M4 Sherman battle tank on the front lines of World War II. Work together in this co-operative story game to survive the perils of war. Play uses Poker Cards and inspiration from Apocalypse World. Expect a Focus Group meets Alpha Test, a Play Storm of early ideas. Friday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R389: [BETA TEST] Queers in the Dark; "The Coven of Cyphers" by Tiny Knives; presented by James Stuart. The streets of Doskvol are filled with schemes, betrayals, and death. Spread out through the city are covens of women, sworn to secrecy for hundreds of years, who break codes and unlock keys to mysteries that will shake the city. Can they stay together and protect their community? Queers in the Dark is a riff on Blades on the Dark, focused on exploring queer relationships. This scenario is inspired by the codebreakers of Bletchley Park during WWII. Friday, 10:00PM - 1:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B390: [BETA TEST] "Orphanage of Fear" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. A social deduction game set in the desolate Shining Hope Orphanage. Abandoned and unwanted, with the dust bowl blotting out the sun and all hope children have begun to disappear. The players take the role of either orphans or the boogeymen who are feeding upon them, but the children are not without help. The few toys of the orphanage, passed around and shared by the caretaker, can grant respite and reprieve to any who have them. But that doesn't stop the boogeymen from getting them either. Friday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B391: [BETA TEST] "AEGIS TactiClash" by Zephyr Workshop; presented by Breeze Grigas. A tactical card combat game based around combining robots. Players buy robots from a shared deck, which they then use to tactically move and attack. These robots generate energy, which allows you to buy more robots, and combine then together into more powerful forms. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

R392: [ALPHA TEST] "Amerikkka" by Adept Press; presented by Ron Edwards. Back in the Seventies, you and your friends tried to stop what was coming. They called you radicals, thugs, crazy people, terrorists. You were hammered by the authorities, but also wrenched apart from inside. Amerikkka puts you there, in the design-family of Spione and Shahida, to fight the good fight, if you can. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] B393: [BETA TEST] "Bad Juju" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matt Regney, Ed Povilaitis. You messed with some Bad Juju and got yourself hexed. Use your lucky Gris-gris, and the help of the Loa guides to bring 13 lost souls to Papa Legba and free yourself. Careful not to get too greedy, or you might become lost yourself. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B394: [BETA TEST] "Firebreak" presented by Charlie Hoopes. In this cooperative game, your rangers must work together to protect a park from an outbreak of wild fires. Save as many cabins, airports, lakes, and conservation areas as you can. Every turn the blazes spread whichever direction the wind is blowing. Can you contain the blazes before too much damage is done? Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] B395: [BETA TEST] "Frankensteiners" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. You are a member of a highly exclusive, international society of mad scientists. Your goal: To make the most Awesome monster the world has ever seen. Frankensteiners is a card drafting game. The cards represent parts, equipment, and resources. In each round, you will also be given missions from the Frankensteiner organization. Completing these missions will give you the Awesome points you need to win. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B396: [BETA TEST] "Frozen Explorer Return Service" presented by Zachary Huff. The small town of Donner's Pointe thrives on small businesses that all use the same commodity: Frozen explorers. Use the abilities you get each turn from the businesses in town and try your best to pawn off the frozen explorers you gather to their distraught loved ones. Just don't eat the chili at the diner... Frozen Explorer Return Service is a game involving variable player powers, bluffing, and somewhat unethical business practices. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B397: [BETA TEST] "Kismet Dice" by Cardboard Fortress Games; presented by Anthony Amato, Nicole Kline. A 2 player dice game in which you pre-roll a set of dice that you will then place into a board. Each turn, players "push" all of the dice one square in a direction. Like numbers combine to make the next highest number, scoring points and giving players various powers they can utilize throughout the game. Points are scored in a tug-of-war style, and the first player to get to eight wins. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B398: [BETA TEST] "Mechanical Advantage" presented by Doug Badzik. A hand management and tech tree building game set in an alternate history powered by machines using steam and aether. Players exploit unique abilities of mechanics, prospectors and chemists as they attempt to corner markets on resources and race to discover new technologies and build mechanical wonders. Simple to teach to new players, but with mechanics and strategies that will challenge experienced players, Mechanical Advantage packs a significant game experience less than 1 hour using only 44 cards. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B399: [BETA TEST] "Meeple Party" by 9th Level Games; presented by Heather O'Neill. You and your roommates are throwing a party tonight! Will your party get shutdown or be remembered forever!? Roommates work together to snap PHOTOS by adding and mingling meeples to the party. Each turn that you fail to take a picture adds a CRISIS that must be avoided. Can you make enough memories before disaster strikes? Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

B400: [BETA TEST] "Miner's Glory" presented by Mike Lasota. Your company has been contracted to gather gems. Using a tile based exploration system to mine around in search for gems while making sure to stay ahead of other companies to gain glory. Each player has their own company that they bring their gems to so they can gain glory points. As well as getting cards while exploring to gain advantages or slow down other players. The board is made out of tiles on a grid system so the game can be played over and over again. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B401: [BETA TEST] "Moonshine" presented by Jeremy Alva. A map-building boardgame set during Prohibition Era U.S., where players act as moonshine runners trying to collect moonshine and return to base before the others, while also evading the fuzz. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B402: [BETA TEST] "New World Magischola: House Rivalry" by Werewolf Games LLC/Learn Larp LLC; presented by Dylan Grey. A competitive card game that transports you and your friends to the beginning of the semester at New World Magischola, North America's premier college of wizardry. Choose a character, attend class, cast spells, fight monsters and enchanted objects, and compete against rival students for the glory of the First House Cup! In House Rivalry, you'll navigate the challenges that await each turn of the card as well as the ambitions of your fellow students. After all, only one player can be crowned the House Cup Champion...will it be you? Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B403: [BETA TEST] "Now Playing" presented by Nathaniel Levan. It's the Golden Age of Hollywood, and you and your rivals will be busy Writing, Producing, Casting, Directing and Filming movies, hoping to make it big. Only the action you choose gives a bonus, but with enough successful movies you can demand that bonus every time. But watch out because without the right scripts for your stars, rival studios will steal them away, and you might have to take a silent role just to keep the doors open. In this role selection game, you'll need to select the right roles to earn a star on the Walk of Fame. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] B404: [BETA TEST] "Obelisk: A Shattered Realm" presented by Max Swietnicki. A two player competitive card game heavily focused on deckbuilding and strategy. Players will compete to destroy each other's Obelisk using a deck composed of powerful creatures and spells. Creatures are played on a grid alongside the Obelisks, and players must utilize clever positioning, along with their Obelisk's unique abilities to use their cards to their fullest potential. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B405: [BETA TEST] "Pinball Showdown" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer, Nick Sauer. You are a pinball inside a pinball machine. Multiball has just begun and it is up to you to score more points than the other pinballs by bouncing off better combinations of playfield devices than your opponents. Speed and timing are everything so make sure you control them both carefully. May the cleverest pinball win. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

B406: [ALPHA TEST] CANCELED. This event has been canceled by the Designer Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B407: [BETA TEST] "Prize Fighter" by Wandering Tribe Games; presented by Dave Beever. Shady underworld bosses gather for a night at the fights, but they can't resist fixing the match. Prize Fighter uses betting and light programming to let players cheat their way to victory. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B408: [BETA TEST] "Rainbow Thieves" presented by Colum Higgins. A color-themed set collection game with trick-taking and take that. You play a color thief - you collect sets of colors, win effect cards and steal cards from your opponents. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B409: [BETA TEST] "Solaria" by Mind Bullet Games; presented by Geoffrey Engelstein. Humanity has colonized the solar system, and Mars has become an independent military power. Rising tensions between Earth, Mars, and the colonists in the asteroid belt and Jovian moons have put all of humanity on the brink of war. Which faction will emerge victorious? Solaria is a game of political and military intrigue. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B410: [BETA TEST] "Super-Hot Chili Pot!" presented by Carlos Hernandez. Eat as many hot peppers as you can without disgracing yourself! In this tableau-management card game with a (slightly gross) sense of humor, you'll stuff your body full of as many hot peppers as you can take (and sometimes more) all in the hopes of scoring the most glory. Watch out for dirty tricks from other players, and play a few of them yourself before you go out in a (literal) blaze of glory. They'll be schadenfreude to spare as you watch each other spew, sputter and suffer your way to ignominious defeat or almost-as-ignominious victory! Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B411: [BETA TEST] "Tali" by VR-Soft.Com/VRGames; presented by Jason Williams. The Latin name for what is thought as the oldest game in history, knucklebones, or Asragali, in greek. Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, and even earlier stone age societies found that pieces of knucklebones from sheep and goats had 4 distinct sides and when tossed, resembled modern dice. In this adaptation of Tali, players will roll the bones and in a contest of luck and skill, to see who is more favored by the gods. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 12 seats left.

B412: [BETA TEST] "The Belongers" by Workman Publishing Company; presented by Daniel Nayeri. Once upon a time there were two villages - alike in every way - nestled in a land surrounded by fog. It was obvious to each that the other did not belong... The Belongers is a 2-player semi-abstract strategy game played without a board (think HIVE meets NEUROSHIMA HEX), wherein each player tries to raze the opposing village to win. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B413: [BETA TEST] "The Plot Thickens" by Avant Card Games; presented by Thomas Rochelle, Brigette Indelicato, Mike Callahan. A storytelling game where the object is to take your hand of story cards (people, places and things), and lay out the tale of your character, and their fate! You'll earn plot points for every card you use to build your story, and use them to interweave with other's narratives. Try out one of our existing editions: Detective, SciFi and Romance, or playtest one of our new themes: Horror. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B414: [BETA TEST] "The Shared Dream" by ODAM Publishing LLC; presented by Matthew Tarulli. A cooperative board game that combines the storytelling of ODAM Publishing's Of Dreams and Magic RPG with the strategy of a board game. In a modern world where magic is real and dream come alive, the players awaken to find that they have all had the same nightmare the night before. Even worse, elements of that nightmare are coming to life in the real world with deadly consequences. Players are guided through individual storylines while managing their resources to complete a shared objective. The Shared Dream is a game of risk versus reward and time management, as the more resources a player uses to grow in power, the more dangerous the board becomes. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

B415: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; See Also: B158, B211, B259, B325, B365, B467, B524, B585, B650, B695, B739, B779. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] B416: [BETA TEST] "Wizard Dodgeball" by WizKids; presented by Zev Shlasinger. When wizards play dodgeball, they don't bother with a ball. In this light-hearted 2-player game, you'll fling spells at each other and deflect, dodge and misdirect your opponent's spells. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B417: [BETA TEST] Mr. Game!; "Expansion Pack 1" by Game Revenant LTD; presented by Frank DiCola. "Mr. Game!" is the only chaotic party board game in the world that permits one tyrannical figure to make up rules during game-play. This race-to-the-finish roll-and-move game seems simple and unassuming at first, but its evil nature is lurking just below the surface. We'll be taking an early look at the game's first expansion pack, which is untested and completely absurd. If you like chaos, creativity, and ruining your friends' lives, come test "Mr. Game!". Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Silly, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] L418: [ALPHA TEST] "Bright Story" by Phoenix Outlaw Productions; presented by Josh Harrison. A live combat LARP about kids, adults, and extradimensional buddies gathering to make friends and hunt monsters. The aesthetic and themes of the game are based on animated media like Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Gravity Falls. We're looking to make a LARP that encourages self-care, accommodates identities, and gives players a reason to feel good both in and out of game. Our playtest will involve movement, so some mobility is required, and there will be lightest-touch boffer-to-player contact during the session. Please consider that there will be movement aspects and the use of contact safe weapons to simulate combat between players before deciding to attend. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] L419: [BETA TEST] "Uncanny Valley" by Cavalry Games; presented by Stephen Dewey. A parlor LARP about an android who has been assaulted by a hacker. Gameplay takes place several hours after the assault as the android attempts to file a police report about the incident only to find prejudice in the eyes of the officers. Strong Content Warning: Sexual assault, victim blaming, systemic racism, confronting an abuser, misuse of authority, and powerlessness. Play if you want an emotionally charged experience and opportunity to examine and discuss these themes against a sci-fi backdrop. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R420: [BETA TEST] "After the War" by Genesis of Legend Publishing; presented by Jason Pitre. We encountered the song from the deep black, and enslaved us. We created a dissonant counter-melody, and it destroyed us. Worlds Burned. We survived, and now we try to rebuild a hopeful future on a distant world. This science-fiction horror setting has been inspired by Firefly, the Expanse and Killjoys. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R421: [BETA TEST] "Boldly Go" by Geoffquest; presented by Geoff Bottone. In this tabletop role playing game, you play a ranking member of the Space Fleet of the Stellar Alliance. Design your own ship and set off across the galaxy for amazing adventures! Meet strange new alien races! Debate philosophy and politics in the staff room! Fire your rasyer gun at oozing monsters! Inspired by - but intellectually distinct from - a certain long-running franchise. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R422: [ALPHA TEST] "Campfire Tales" presented by Vivian Paul. Submitted for the approval of the METATOPIA table, a game of ghostly tales and half-remembered stories. Players sit down around a table to tell a familiar story though each can't quite remember it going the same way. Where will obsession and fear lead the protagonist? What role will you take in that tale? Campfire Tales is a game of scary stories and unanswered questions. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R423: [BETA TEST] "Dare" presented by Eric Jeppesen. A player facing improvisational story RPG. The mechanics empower the players to intelligently make choices towards the achievement of their goals. Be the author of your character as an English Lance (elite soldier) hunting down diabolist in war torn France one year after the execution of Joan of Arc for witchcraft. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

R424: [ALPHA TEST] "Dinosaur Princesses" by Ardens Ludere; presented by Hamish Cameron. You and your friends are dinosaur princesses. When trouble strikes the kingdom, how will you save the day? Through teamwork, that's for sure! A story game of collaboration and cooperation for all ages. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, Recommended for Young Players. There are 3 seats left.

R425: [BETA TEST] "Dreamchaser" by Imagining Games; presented by Peter Petrusha. This is our story, a story of pursuing our dreams. Amongst players, create a goal for your game. Work together to design the characters you need to achieve your goal, your dream. Immerse yourself into the story you want to experience with personal milestones along the way! Be rewarded for creativity and role playing your character. Take back creative control! Visit imagininggames.com for more info! Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R426: [ALPHA TEST] "Face the Music" by Hard Luck Games; presented by Joseph Valoren. A Fate system game in which the music we enjoy makes up the physical form of reality. You play a Musician, one of a born few who are capable of using your music to twist the fabric of that reality to your wishes. Together with your Bandmates, tour the Realms of a distinct and colorful world inspired by real musical genres and cultures, discover musical artifacts, increase in power and skill, and battle other Bands in musical combat! Face the Music encourages you to get into trouble, win the hearts of listeners, and even change the world by playing out your fantasy version of the rock and roll lifestyle, whether you're a solo diva debuting her first album abroad or a pack of seasoned lifers on their fifth farewell tour. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R427: [FOCUS GROUP] "Kagematsu Askew" by Special Snowflake Games; presented by Gavin White. Your community faces challenges that none of you could overcome alone. Do you care enough about each other to help? A flirtatious take on post-apocalyptic life in a queer enclave. Setting from Dream Askew. Mechanical inspiration from Kagematsu, Dream Askew, and Thank You Kindly, as well as Say A Little Prayer, MOF0: Firebrands, and others. Saturday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R428: [ALPHA TEST] "Magic Shoe - Character Creation" by Atlas Games; presented by Jeff Tidball. An RPG where Ars Magica's Mythic Europe setting is expressed with the GUMSHOE rules engine. You take the role of the internal police of a secretive order of medieval wizards, and investigate both political and magical crimes. This test focuses on character creation. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R429: [BETA TEST] "Premise: Setting, Character and Plot" by Diegetic Games; presented by Randy Lubin. A collaborative storytelling game where players create new worlds and adventures. Premise is played over a series of rounds where players first create settings, then characters in those settings, and then plots for those characters. The game centers on players filling out and passing templates, building on each other's ideas. When the templates are complete, the players present them to the group. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] R430: [BETA TEST] "Prism" by Little Wish Productions; presented by Whitney Marie Delaglio. Prism is a role playing game about relationships and solving problems in a conflict-heavy, aquatic world. It also deals with death, loneliness, spite, and the lord of it all: The Dark Prince. There are six realms in the game...each with its own culture, code of ethics, and deity. A game for folks that like to laugh (despite the game being about death and darkness) and who enjoy supportive character interaction. If you would like read the comic that serves as an example campaign, here is a link: http://prismthecomic.com/ Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R431: [BETA TEST] "Rockalypse" by Four-in-Hand Games; presented by Eric Simon. It's too late to save the world, but rock will save what's left. Grab your instruments and head out into the wasteland in this post-apocalyptic game of musical conflict. Rockalypse was originally written for Fate Core. Now you can help playtest the Accelerated version! Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R432: [BETA TEST] "Scion Second Edition" by Onyx Path Publishing; presented by Neall Price. The ancient powers never fully went away. They wander our roads and cities, mingling with the teeming masses of humanity. You are one of their children, born to the magic of yesterday and the promise of tomorrow. Now begins the war against the Titans, elder beings who rage against the human world and its wayward gods. Scion Second Edition recently concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign and is in beta playtest, aiming for a 2017 release. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R433: [BETA TEST] "Storybox" presented by Roe Nix. A cooperative storytelling game that has players randomly drawing physical objects from a box at specific moments to help them tell their tale. Everything associated with the object in hand, from physical descriptors to abstract memories, is fair game for adding details and establishing elements about the story. Designed for newcomers and old hands of story games alike, Storybox blends the familiar with the new, creating a uniquely inspired story each game. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R434: [BETA TEST] GUMSHOE; "Savage Fantasy" by Pelgrane Press; presented by Kevin Kulp. Can TimeWatch be seamlessly hacked into a Conan-esque game of bloody swords, foul sorcery and duplicitous thieves? We think so! In a first playtest by author Kevin Kulp, come bang on this high-action game of savage fantasy and see how it works with GUMSHOE's focus on mysteries and investigation. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

L435: [FOCUS GROUP] "LARP Safety Brainstorm" by The Cred Bureau; presented by Jessica Banks. Jessica Banks is working with The Cred Bureau to create tools to help us in writing games that explore tough emotional territory in safe ways. This focus group will start the process. Any designers who feel like their work could benefit from having a trained trauma counselor's input should consider attending. Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B436: [BETA TEST] "Armies of the Mist" by Grebnesor Games; presented by Jon Rosenberg. A 2-player fantasy battles game. Players build, deploy, and command armies with unique abilities and characteristics. Each player has a limited number of Order Tokens with which to seize initiative, move, attack, rally, and re-position their troops. Unlike most games of this genre, the rules emphasize the feel of simultaneous action; commanders decide when to interrupt, fall back, support, or engage in massed attacks. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B437: [BETA TEST] "Bad Juju" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matt Regney, Ed Povilaitis. You messed with some Bad Juju and got yourself hexed. Use your lucky Gris-gris, and the help of the Loa guides to bring 13 lost souls to Papa Legba and free yourself. Careful not to get too greedy, or you might become lost yourself. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] B438: [BETA TEST] "Baseball and Football Sports Dice" by FoxMind Toys & Games; presented by Andy Geremia. Push your luck in these easy to play Baseball and Football dice games. One quick reference card is all you need to determine the outcome of your play (no complicated charts or instructions). Many of the elements of Baseball and Football are captured in these compact, fast paced games. Basic Baseball and Football knowledge required. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B439: [BETA TEST] "Bumuntu" by Gameworthy Labs; presented by Tim Blank. A game of strategic placement, movement, and strong player interaction, based on African folklore. Deep in the heart of the Congo lies the lost city of Bumuntu. Legend says that it's filled with riches, but only the animals know how to get there. Follow their guidance as you trek through the jungle toward the city. But watch out for your opponents! They're also trying to find the city and won't hesitate to knock you off the trail. Race through the jungle, let the animals guide you, and be the first player to find Bumuntu. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B440: [BETA TEST] "Celebrity Golf" presented by William Little. A spatial die-rolling game for casual players. Lay out a unique golf course and tee off! Compete to meet par or, if that fails, at least get yourself on youtube for hitting the most possible hazards. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] B441: [BETA TEST] "Chronicles: Stone Age" by Artana Games; presented by JR Honeycutt. A cooperative game where players guide a tribe through the dangers and wonders of the Stone Age. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B442: [BETA TEST] "Clear the Deck" by Crispy Games Co; presented by Christopher Pinyan. Collaborative Age of Sail ship combat game. You are a Midshipman with 3 cannons and must use a variety of ammunition, tactics and officers to blast away at your target. They will try to diable and destroy your cannons using their own Cannons, Crew and Boarders. Can you knock enough leaks in their ship before all of your cannons are destroyed? Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B443: [BETA TEST] "Elemental Conquest" presented by Miguel Pena. A territorial acquisition board game where players battle each other using tokens. With one of the four elements - Earth, Water, Wind, and Fire - players can test their skills in multiple maps and game modes. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B444: [BETA TEST] "Everything Makes Sense at the End" by Viewbird Games; presented by Christopher Bradbury. A ridiculous storytelling party game where sometimes, things make no sense at all. Play Characters, Plots, and Setting any way you like around Themes that help set some ground rules. Hopefully, Everything Makes Sense at the End! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Silly, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B445: [BETA TEST] "Gatchafighter" by Galileo Games; presented by John Carimando. "My toys can beat up your toys!" The tabletop skirmish fighting game where your toys team up and battle against each other. Your Gatchafighters use an array of special moves to fight against the opposing team, score points to win! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] B446: [BETA TEST] "Gerrymandering" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. Take on the role of a political boss and win your party the election, even if you have to disregard any sort of morality to do it! Manipulate district lines, take advantage of demographic shifts, and manipulate gullible voters into siding with you, or at least against you opponent. Players rearrange, flip, and include or exclude tiles from play in this game about American politics. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B447: [BETA TEST] "Hot 16" by 9th Level Games; presented by Heather Wilson. You're a rapper, your fellow players are rappers, and you're working together to write a rap. Each of you will set the tone for one verse that the others must follow. Once you've written all 16 lines of the rap you'll record the track! Pay attention to the beat and don’t drop the flow, yo! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 8 seats left.

B448: [BETA TEST] "In A World..." by Yodeo Games; presented by Ian Reed. In a world full of sequels, prequels, and reboots...find inspiration for your next original screenplay while playing In a World! Directors (players) draft movie components (like characters or plot themes) into a hand, and pick an actor (another player) to create a movie trailer from said components. Come and see if your directing or acting chops can earn you recognition from the academy during award season! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 8 seats left.

B449: [BETA TEST] "Lazer Ryderz" by Cardboard Fortress Games; presented by Anthony Amato, Nicole Kline. Players take on the role of one of four Ryderz as they race to capture three prizms. Unlike most games, Lazer Ryderz does not use a set board; instead, your table is the board! Players use individual straight and curved lazer pieces to create their path to victory. Your line must pass fully through a prizm on the table before you can capture and score it. But precision is key as you navigate the ever-changing board, as crossing another player's path will cause you to crash! Keep in mind, though: the faster you're going, the harder it will be to turn as you try to maneuver around the board! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B450: [BETA TEST] "Legacies of Ambyria" by Paw-Warrior Games; presented by Ben Krieger, Josh Paugh. A board game spin-off of the card game Ambyria: Shroud of the Shadow Demon. Explore Ambyria, build cities, muster your armies and conquer Ambyria. Make your Legacy remembered in the annals of Ambyrian history. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

B451: [BETA TEST] "Look!" by ChickenRider Games; presented by Kyle Haas. A family friendly tile-placement game. It's opening night at the hottest art gallery in town! Everyone has shown up to sneak a peek at their favorite artist's work. Can you get the most points by strategically placing a colorful cast of oddly-shaped characters into the best spots of the gallery? Watch out, though! With this many people, you might have to step on some toes to stay at the front of the crowd... Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B452: [BETA TEST] "Memory Palace" by Metahex Studio; presented by Christopher Barney. A cooperative/competitive detective game where players explore a location looking for clues, each player can only see the location they are at and may describe the items there to the other players. Like the classic game Memory players must spot sets of like items, the player with the most clues will get all the credit. But time is running out to catch the culprit, if you don't share any information then they will get away. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B453: [ALPHA TEST] "Nemesis" by Legendsmiths; presented by Ryan O'Grady. You and your teammates are Troubleshooters, tasked with stopping a rogue AI from the wholesale annihilation of the human race. No pressure. Nemesis is a cooperative card game in which players take turns buying new R&D cards, playing cards, or resolving the Nemesis cards in memory, racing to regain Control before the Nemesis can achieve its sinister goal. Complete alpha rules are together, testing will focus on refining core game mechanics. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B454: [BETA TEST] "Paramedics: CLEAR!" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. Get to your rig - this is gonna be one helluva shift. Be quick to sustain and stabilize patients and rush them to the hospital. Manage your resources and upgrade your Ambulance to save as many lives as possible. You have only seconds to act and the clock is against you. Try not to loose any today, rookie. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B455: [BETA TEST] "Potato Magnets" presented by Mark Fuchs. A light, abstract strategy game of hot potato but with several potatoes, each with its own attributes and effects, all in play at once. Players must pass damage-inflicting potatoes to their opponents to avoid incurring damage themselves and use potato-targeting magnets that make it harder or easier to give them away. Every decision you make can (and probably will) come back to hurt you so winning requires plotting your moves very carefully. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B456: [BETA TEST] "Raid on Gingerbread Lane" by Shadowsong Industries; presented by Kiva Fecteau. Waves of monsters come out of the forest every time the bakers of Gingerbread Lane make their fanciful cupcakes, drawn by the delicious aromas. In this 'co-opetition' game, players must work together to decide how to feed cupcakes to enough of the monsters to keep them from eating their gingerbread houses. The big lumbering monsters who've eaten many cupcakes over the years aren't the real threat – it's their smaller and more agile companions, all of whom have special randomized abilities. Save at least one house the bakers can live and bake in, and the players don't lose. But only the one who has fed the most monsters will win! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B457: [BETA TEST] "RobotLab" by XYZ Game Labs; presented by Noah Miller. RobotLab is a card game that challenges players to take on the role of a scientist and try to build the world's first fully functional robot. Along the way they may need to do some research, dig through the trash, deal with some faulty parts, and react to the other scientists trying to stop them. Will you become the first to successfully complete your robot? Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B458: [BETA TEST] "Rocket Cats" by Vile Genius Games; presented by Jeffrey Bourbeau. You are a space Cat Admiral sending out your armada of Rocket Cats to plot out and capture interstellar trade routes. Rocket Cats is a dexterity based game where you are flicking your Rocket Cats as many times as you can in 5 seconds on a planetary trade map. The goal is you match the pattern of the face up cards for points. First person to 10 points wins. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B459: [BETA TEST] "Shapes the Game" by Fluffy Puppy Games; presented by John Bezanis. A dexterity game where players take turns playing cards and placing plastic pieces onto a central platform. Experience four ways to play the game, each with its own balance of dexterity, strategy, and luck. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B460: [BETA TEST] "Sharknado: The Board Game" by Devious Devices, LLC; presented by Anthony Rando, Eric Cesare, Timothy Mattes. The officially licensed tabletop game of the cult-hit franchise, Sharknado: The Board Game! is a cooperative, scenario-based game. Players assume the roles of brave citizens of a coastal city, working together to battle hordes of man-eating sharks as they attempt to thwart the ultimate weather phenomenon! Chainsaw sold separately. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B461: [BETA TEST] "Sultana" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Suzanne Zinsli, Chris Zinsli. During the Ottoman Empire, the women of the court exercised tremendous influence over the empire's affairs. In Sultana, you will attempt to outmaneuver the other powerful women of the court to garner public support. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B462: [BETA TEST] "That Looks Like A...!" by Growling Door Games, Inc.; presented by Michelle Lyons-McFarland. A simple, competitive card game based on seeing images in clouds. "That Looks Like A....!" is a game anyone can play. For young kids, drunk adults, and everyone in between, this fast-paced, light-hearted game that takes almost no time to set up and play. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B463: [BETA TEST] "The Kingdom" by KND Games; presented by Eugene Davis, Demarkes Green. Years past, werewolves, vampires, and undead flooded the Kingdom (as the city has become known). There is no peace, no calm... only blood shed and death hiding amidst the shadows. The Kingdom is a CCG that puts supernatural creatures of different races and factions against each other in mortal combat. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B464: [BETA TEST] "The Savage Strikers" presented by Henry-Michael Brown. Step into the deck building fighting game, where humanity awoke one day with a new body organ that doctors named, the Magatama. It induces uncontrollable rage in people, making them fight each other or fall into a permanent feral state. However, there are a select group of people who learned how to harness the power of the Magatama to perform amazing feats of martial arts. They are the Savage Strikers, fighters sponsored by the Grand Circuit Association, on a quest to earn a spot in their yearly tournament... the Finale Royale. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B465: [ALPHA TEST] "The Show Must Go!" by Damocles Thread Development; presented by Benjamin Walker. Enter the fabulous world of local theatre! You and your friends are each heads of competing theatre companies vying for the hearts, minds, and wallets of the theatergoers of your town. Assemble your casts, ready your props, prepare your scenes and beware! Most of the drama in theatre happens behind the curtain! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B466: [BETA TEST] "The Zero Day War" by Lost Cog Games; presented by Matthias Bonnici. The Zero Day War is a 2-4 player card game where players take the roles of hackers from different planets who are taking advantage of a security malfunction in the system net. Use cards to hack files, complete contracts and cause havoc for other players in the game. The hacker with the most files / contracts filled wins! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B467: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; See Also: B158, B211, B259, B325, B365, B415, B524, B585, B650, B695, B739, B779. There are 6 seats left.

B468: [BETA TEST] "Trifle: A Game of Rich & Deadly Chocolates" by MVM Games; presented by Sarah Allen, Matthew Murcko. A fast-paced competitive board game. Play as wealthy chocolate snobs trying to sniff out the best chocolates in the box while avoiding the ones that have been poisoned by your rivals. Collect rare chocolates and draw cards that allow you to cheat, steal, and poison your way to victory. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B469: [BETA TEST] "UP" presented by Adam Browne. A unique abstract family game which balances the strategy of limited actions with the luck of dice and the joy of blocks! Your dice are the literal building blocks for the path to take you higher, and ultimately to victory. But your path to the top crosses your opponents, and so you have to decide: Do I wait for good luck, or do I make bad luck for others? Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] B470: [ALPHA TEST] "Workload" by HitMouse Productions; presented by Joshua Ferraiuolo. A card game of grandstanding by the water cooler. Coworkers relay tales of their week while navigating life's curveballs. How busy were you? Did you get everything done? How awesome was your week? Answer these questions by succeeding at your Day Job and completing other Tasks. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B471: [BETA TEST] "Xenocrash" by WizKids; presented by Zev Shlasinger. Your ship has crashed. Now you need to repair it while defending both ship and crew from aliens. In this cooperative board game, you'll work together to get everybody off the planet alive. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] L472: [ALPHA TEST] "Dreaming the Devil" presented by Dymphna Connor. A short LARP set during an early modern witch trial that deals with themes of community, the existence of God, and the problem of evil. X-Card and cut and brake mechanics will be in use, but the game will almost certainly contain strong sexual, violent, and/or disturbing imagery. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] L473: [BETA TEST] "Keymaster" presented by J Li. You are iconically dramatic. You are deeply significant. You are the keys to the pulse of the city. You are the inspiration for the tales they tell of this mysterious place. Come together to create a stylized sequence to express a set of intertwined identities, linked to our real environment. There is no storytelling or plot in Keymaster; the focus is on creating a kind of showreel of the characters and imbuing the world around us with a deep sense of atmospheric meaning. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

L474: [BETA TEST] "Lemonade (a tribute)" by Special Snowflake Games; presented by Gavin White. A 2016 Golden Cobra submission. Players portray covert time-travelers in a populated place gathering essential ingredients for a magical ritual that will transform their own lives and the universal timeline - including maybe some time-police who are trying to prevent the ritual's completion by anyone who isn't one of them. The ritual itself combines the sweet fluidity of movement with the sourness and bitterness of life's challenges to produce an uplifting, cool, and refreshing experience. Styles of play: Freeform larp, Pervasive Game/Public Play, expressive movement. Players may bring serious topics; for their privacy, we ask that any teens in this game be unaccompanied. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

L475: [BETA TEST] "Uncanny Valley" by Cavalry Games; presented by Stephen Dewey. A parlor LARP about an android who has been assaulted by a hacker. Gameplay takes place several hours after the assault as the android attempts to file a police report about the incident only to find prejudice in the eyes of the officers. Strong Content Warning: Sexual assault, victim blaming, systemic racism, confronting an abuser, misuse of authority, and powerlessness. Play if you want an emotionally charged experience and opportunity to examine and discuss these themes against a sci-fi backdrop. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R476: [BETA TEST] "BLOCKBUSTER!" presented by Christopher Duffy Austin. In an attempt to save their failing studio, Formula Pictures has used their upcoming film's budget hiring the most famous actors they can find. It wasn't cheap, but you save a ton when you skip hiring writers or directors. Play as outlandish actors competing to be the star of a film you make up on the fly, changing the genre to suit your needs and hindering your opponents with dreaded studio notes! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R477: [ALPHA TEST] "By the Book" by Magpie Games; presented by Mark Diaz Truman. You're straight cops in a crooked city; the only hope for restoring the faith people once had in city government. But as you try to clean up the streets, a masked vigilante haunts the shadows, threatening to prove once and for all that public officials are powerless in the face of darkness. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R478: [BETA TEST] "Dialect" by Thorny Games; presented by Hakan Seyalioglu, Kathryn Hymes. Dialect is a GM-less role playing game about an isolated community, their language, and what it means for that language to be lost. The game's core spark comes from gradually building up elements of language among players, who gain fluency in their own dialect over the course of play. Words are build off of the fundamental traits of the community, the pivotal events that have defined their lives, and how they respond to a changing world. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R479: [BETA TEST] "Drift" by Silver Garden Games; presented by Mendel Schmiedekamp. Inspired by the time dilation of slower than light space travel, Drift is a game where you play the best and brightest of a handful of worlds among which a great generation ship traverses in a circuit. As immigrants to one of these ships you are assigned to exciting missions, but along the way you must decide how much you will assimilate or stay true to your homeworld's culture even as it changes over the decades between your visits. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R480: [BETA TEST] "Gears of Defiance" by Loremaster Games; presented by Ryan Schoon. A steampunk game about standing up against oppression in a world where everything is stacked against you. Players take on the roles of family members pushed to the edges of society, bonded together and pushed towards acts of rebellion against the Empire that oppresses them. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] R481: [BETA TEST] "Harsh Generation" presented by Emily O'Neil, Frisco Cruise. It's 300 years in the future and flying cars are a thing of the past. So is running water, basic sanitation, and cosmopolitan infrastructure, for that matter. Harsh Generation uses a foundation of flexible mechanics to help you narrate your experience through a volatile electrogrunge theocracy using only your wits, a collection of wild body modifications, and the help of your dubious companions. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R482: [BETA TEST] "In Love, With Secrets" by Hatch Hill Games; presented by Justin Cummings. Supernatural teens fight crime with kung fu and smooches. Where Fiasco meets the CW, come make up your own trashy TV melodrama involving young vigilantes. In Love, With Secrets is a GM-less, Prep-less story game with mechanics designed to reward character driven narratives. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R483: [BETA TEST] "Interstellar Interventions" by Wrecking Ball Game Labs; presented by Henry Ulrich. Interstellar Interventions is a game about trying to change the universe by force and the consequences thereof, one mecha-equipped armed conflict at a time. All manner of high tech polity and transplanetary state vie for influence and control across human occupied space, and now their proxy wars are in your back yard. With the technology, skills, and determination at your disposal you can grasp the power to remove the tyrannical regime controlling your world, but what will be broken, who will die, and what will you do when the fallout of a successful mission can be as dangerous as a failed one? Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R484: [BETA TEST] "Just Got Real" by Saddle Shaped Games; presented by Jim Dagg. A rules-light, setting-agnostic, fast-moving game of action-focused cinema and drama. With mechanics more focused on camera, pacing, low-sim but firm conflict resolution, and collaborative storytelling, JGR will keep you on your toes, helping you to play action yarn in as much time as it would take to watch! I'll bring a few different genre playsets and missions, with the specifics built collaboratively at the table, to tell a story everyone is invested in. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R485: [BETA TEST] "Kids on Bikes in the 80s" presented by Doug Levandowski, Nicholas Malinowski. Weirder stuff is happening in your town, and you and your friends are going to check out a house that seems to be at the center of it. In this RPG, you and your strange friends are exploring this bizarre house and the odd inhabitants in it. Note: This is a stand-alone event. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R486: [BETA TEST] "King of the Streetfighters" presented by Morgan Ellis. The tournament has drawn in champions from all over the world to the crime filled streets of Metro City. You all have reasons to fight; for justice, for glory, or for honor. But are you a bad enough dude to unleash your fatal fury in a final fight on the streets of rage in a contest of mortal kombat to prove you have mastered the art of fighting and to crown yourself the King of the Streetfighters? A game inspired by classic arcade fighting games and beat 'em ups, using a modified version of the Fate system. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R487: [BETA TEST] "Something Is Out There" by Games By Play Date; presented by Glenn Given. ...and only you can stop it. Something is Out There is a cooperative storygame of coming-of-age horror in the vein of Stranger Things, IT and Monster Squad. As childhood friends you are the only ones who can defend your community against an unearthly terror stalking your town. For fans of Fall of Magic, Companion's Tale & The Quiet Year. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R488: [BETA TEST] "Sticks Improv" by Amalgam Studios; presented by Brian Rogers. A system for quick character creation in one shot games that can be customized to multiple genres. Stacks of character trait cards are presented to the players to select and pass along, allowing a variety of pre-determined elements to break out in unexpected ways. Depending on the genre, players may also design the setting, objective, and challenges, making sure each game is a unique experience. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] R489: [BETA TEST] "The King Is Dead" by Lumpley Games; presented by Vincent Baker. You're a young warrior prince or warrior princess, caught up in a looming war of succession. You aren't the one who'll be crowned. Your more exalted cousins call upon you to fight for them, strive for them, and die for their coronation, but that’s not the game. The game is to make a mess. The King Is Dead is a role playing party game, designed to be easily played by a mix of role players and non-role players. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R490: [ALPHA TEST] "The Sentinel Comics RPG" by Greater Than Games; presented by Christopher Badell. Character Creation for the upcoming Sentinel Comics RPG. This session is for testing out the latest version of our hero creation system - not actually playing the RPG. However, questions about gameplay and other details will be discussed. No need to bring anything; pencils, dice, and character sheets will be provided. Come and create your own heroic Sentinel! Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R491: [BETA TEST] "The Ward" presented by Kevin Petker. Life, death, and walking the fine line between, while low on coffee. Medical drama story-gaming with the player characters on the front lines; juggling their patients' lives, their social lives, and their own sanity as the pressure mounts. Powered by the Apocalypse. This session will focus on character and situation generation, with some actual play. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R492: [BETA TEST] "Velvet Glove" by Magpie Games; presented by Sarah Richardson. You're part of a gang of teenage girls, caught between loser boys, truant officers, parents, and other gangs. Your life isn't easy, and all this pressure could really bring a girl down. Good thing you've got this. Velvet Glove is an Apocalypse World hack that allows players to explore violence, racism, sex, and life on the streets as seen by teenage girls. Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R493: [ALPHA TEST] Fate; "Science, Science Fiction and Space Adventure" by Consensus Games; presented by Bill White. If you are interested in science fiction RPGs with a focus on adventures in space, we're interested in your opinion. We'll talk about our work so far on the "Fate Space Toolkit" forthcoming from Evil Hat, including options we want to provide for space travel and space battles as well as alien worlds and cultures. We'll present the range of sample settings and mechanics we've got so far, and then ask for your feedback about things we're missing, other approaches we might want to consider, and game-mechanical best practices that you've adopted for space adventure. How "crunchy" is it worth getting in Fate? Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R494: [ALPHA TEST] "Cape Opera" presented by Joanna Piancastelli. The best thing about Captain America is his on-again, off-again relationship with Bucky Barnes. The tension between Magneto and Professor X drives everything that happens in a world that hates and fears them. And Batman isn't Batman without the Joker asking him, "Why so serious?". In Cape Opera, you'll tell the story of a team of heroes and the villains they oppose struggling against one another for the power to shape the world. This session will test one aspect of a system designed for campaign play. Saturday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R495: [FOCUS GROUP] "Paper Dolls" by Green Hat Designs; presented by Mark Richardson. A game of fashion based social conflict. Your characters are represented in play by paper dolls (cut out paper art) who gain their powers and abilities from your fashion choices and combinations. In this game, guns and swords are merely an accessory. We are going to discuss how to make a dress up battle game. Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R496: [FOCUS GROUP] "Terrain Tiles" by Golden Dragon Studio; presented by Thomas Toynton. Looking for RPG and miniature wargaming enthusiasts to help direct my designs and production constraints for modular terrain tiles. This isn't a new idea, but all of the current options I know of are either printable PDFs, large/complex and relatively expensive, or extensive DIY projects. There also isn't a lot of variation in the types of terrain. None of these options have the qualities that I believe are important for the majority of gamers, which are: Inexpensive, Quick Setup, Durable, and Adaptable. Saturday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B497: [BETA TEST] "Armies of the Mist" by Grebnesor Games; presented by Jon Rosenberg. A 2-player fantasy battles game. Players build, deploy, and command armies with unique abilities and characteristics. Each player has a limited number of Order Tokens with which to seize initiative, move, attack, rally, and re-position their troops. Unlike most games of this genre, the rules emphasize the feel of simultaneous action; commanders decide when to interrupt, fall back, support, or engage in massed attacks. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B498: [BETA TEST] "Backlot" presented by Josh Mills. A game about filmmaking. Option scripts, hire crew, scout locations, and build sets all in preperation for principal photography. Shoot one of four scene types at the soundstage, backlot, or on location to create your perfect film. When you edit (reorder cards) your masterpiece find the right mix of romance, action, drama, and comedy to entertain your audience. Finally, lock in your film's premiere date to ensure you sell out theaters nationwide. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B499: [BETA TEST] "Bigfoot vs. Yeti" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer, Nick Sauer. You are an up and coming cryptozoologist mounting expeditions in the hopes of proving the existence of unknown creatures such as Bigfoot, Yeti, The Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil or Extraterrestrials. Your ultimate goal is to gain fame and fortune by being the first cryptozoologist credited with the actual discovery of a new species, making you world famous. As a cryptozoologist you of course have an opinion on who the king of the cryptids is. Some of you say it's Bigfoot and others of you claim it's the Yeti. Choose your side as it will help shape the fate of your research and ultimately your success! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B500: [BETA TEST] "Cartrigia" by Wandering Hearth Games; presented by Bill Lasek. Cartrigia is a retro tile based light dungeon crawler with the feel of classic RPGs like Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, and Zelda. Players control a group of 1 to 6 asymetrical heroes while they explore the dungeon, battle classic monsters, gain valuable items, and if they're good enough - and can stay alive long enough - defeat the Dungeon Lord. Features multiple difficulty levels from easy to epic - no two games the same! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] B501: [BETA TEST] "Celebrity Golf" presented by William Little. A spatial die-rolling game for casual players. Lay out a unique golf course and tee off! Compete to meet par or, if that fails, at least get yourself on youtube for hitting the most possible hazards. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B502: [BETA TEST] "Chef's Choice" presented by Charlie Hoopes. This is a quick and simple game about influencing consumer choices. As a small restaurant owner, you hand out samples on the street to build diners' appetites for the menu you plan to serve at meal time. Keep an eye out on the samples your competitors are giving away, and .you might be able to offer the right menu that lures more customers. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B503: [BETA TEST] "Clear the Deck" by Crispy Games Co; presented by Christopher Pinyan. Collaborative Age of Sail ship combat game. You are a Midshipman with 3 cannons and must use a variety of ammunition, tactics and officers to blast away at your target. They will try to diable and destroy your cannons using their own Cannons, Crew and Boarders. Can you knock enough leaks in their ship before all of your cannons are destroyed? Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B504: [BETA TEST] "Doomtrain" presented by Peter Ciccolo. The legendary Doomtrain has exploded, as post-apocalyptic fortress-trains are known to do. Now its parts and crew are flying through the air as you and your rival crews race to be the first to lay claim to the corpse of this behemoth and the treasures that lie within. Doomtrain is a competitive deck/tableau building game, in the style of Ascension, Star Realms, or Dominion. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B505: [BETA TEST] "Etherium Forge" by Atlas Games; presented by Kyla McT. You are an elite spellcaster, and desire to wield the power of the Etherium Forge. It is a summoning circle and gateway to the Otherworld - the place of spirits and magic. However, many others are drawn to the same power. Roll dice to channel elements of the Otherworld and summon ancient Artifacts and Spells to defeat your enemies. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B506: [BETA TEST] "Everything Makes Sense at the End" by Viewbird Games; presented by Christopher Bradbury. A ridiculous storytelling party game where sometimes, things make no sense at all. Play Characters, Plots, and Setting any way you like around Themes that help set some ground rules. Hopefully, Everything Makes Sense at the End! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Silly, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B507: [BETA TEST] "Frankensteiners" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. You are a member of a highly exclusive, international society of mad scientists. Your goal: To make the most Awesome monster the world has ever seen. Frankensteiners is a card drafting game. The cards represent parts, equipment, and resources. In each round, you will also be given missions from the Frankensteiner organization. Completing these missions will give you the Awesome points you need to win. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B508: [BETA TEST] "hiBEARnation" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz, Logan Schwartz. Winter is coming...? Hmm, where have we heard that before? But never has that statement been more true then for bears planning to hibernate for the cold winter months. Players all compete to pack on enough weight to be the first bear into the cave. It's a mad rush to eat anything and everyone you can find but be careful the hunters are closing in reducing the available territory every turn. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B509: [BETA TEST] "Inspired By Minecraft" presented by Anthony Fiumano. A worker placement type Euro that takes place over the course of 7 rounds where players are trying to get the most Victory Points. In this game Players are gathering resources so they can Craft better Tools, Build Structures, Slay Monsters or even other players if you so choose. But everything comes at a price, danger lurking everywhere, is the risk you take worth the reward you seek? It's your adventure to do as you see fit. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B510: [BETA TEST] "Look!" by ChickenRider Games; presented by Kyle Haas. A family friendly tile-placement game. It's opening night at the hottest art gallery in town! Everyone has shown up to sneak a peek at their favorite artist's work. Can you get the most points by strategically placing a colorful cast of oddly-shaped characters into the best spots of the gallery? Watch out, though! With this many people, you might have to step on some toes to stay at the front of the crowd... Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B511: [BETA TEST] "MegaJail!" presented by Rocco Privetera. Players are Wardens running a wing of a sci-fi jail housing aliens, monsters, or worse. Each turn, Wardens draft Cons, then deal with the puzzle of housing them: All Cons need specific environments, or dislike certain species, or combine to cause hazards and mayhem. You don't want them out of control, because if all the Cons get angry at once the jail riots and everybody loses! Wardens have variable powers; build their own wing full of Cells, Facilities and Workers; interact with each other to make deals, threaten or bribe; manage hazards, unrest, and ongoing damage; and compete to earn the highest Reputation and win a lucrative MegaJail contract of their own! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B512: [BETA TEST] "Miner's Glory" presented by Mike Lasota. Your company has been contracted to gather gems. Using a tile based exploration system to mine around in search for gems while making sure to stay ahead of other companies to gain glory. Each player has their own company that they bring their gems to so they can gain glory points. As well as getting cards while exploring to gain advantages or slow down other players. The board is made out of tiles on a grid system so the game can be played over and over again. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B513: [BETA TEST] "Potato Magnets" presented by Mark Fuchs. A light, abstract strategy game of hot potato but with several potatoes, each with its own attributes and effects, all in play at once. Players must pass damage-inflicting potatoes to their opponents to avoid incurring damage themselves and use potato-targeting magnets that make it harder or easier to give them away. Every decision you make can (and probably will) come back to hurt you so winning requires plotting your moves very carefully. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B514: [BETA TEST] "Project Indulgence" by Restoration Games; presented by Justin Jacobson. A medium-weight game that marries simple trick-taking with area control. Gain points by meeting the objective for each hand and gain area influence by the cards you take among all the tricks. At the end of each round of hands score additional points based on your control of certain areas. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B515: [BETA TEST] "Rainbow Thieves" presented by Colum Higgins. A color-themed set collection game with trick-taking and take that. You play a color thief - you collect sets of colors, win effect cards and steal cards from your opponents. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B516: [BETA TEST] "Salt" presented by Orion McClelland. A medium weight 4x game set in an alternate reality Wild West world. In Salt, you will be exploring the land, mining for resources, gathering, collecting, and skirmishing with other players. You play one of five different gangs pushing in on a newly discovered land to be the gang that has acquired the most salt. Salt uses few resources and a card driven mechanic making it easier for new players to enjoy this normally complex genre. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B517: [BETA TEST] "Salvage: Dimensional Collapse" presented by Nolan James. A space-themed strategy game where you collect sets of stray 'Ship Parts' from the board. Armed with Movement, Rotation, Attack, and Defense cards, players maneuver between debris to outwit and disarm their opponents. The first player to put their ship back together and escape wins! We will be blind-testing the manual. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B518: [BETA TEST] "Shapes the Game" by Fluffy Puppy Games; presented by John Bezanis. A dexterity game where players take turns playing cards and placing plastic pieces onto a central platform. Experience four ways to play the game, each with its own balance of dexterity, strategy, and luck. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B519: [BETA TEST] "Stuff the Universe" by Wombat Games; presented by Jonathan Testa. A family friendly, turn based strategy game where players explore the universe to amass the most victory points. No game is ever the same as the universe unfolds while the players explore it, the Ancients arrive based on player actions, and the difficulty of navigating the sectors is affected by the battles that occur within them. Equip your ship with crew and weapons to safely navigate the universe, colonize new worlds, and combat aliens that get in your way. The fate of your faction is up to you; what edge will you find that leads them to victory? Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B520: [BETA TEST] "Super-Hot Chili Pot!" presented by Carlos Hernandez. Eat as many hot peppers as you can without disgracing yourself! In this tableau-management card game with a (slightly gross) sense of humor, you'll stuff your body full of as many hot peppers as you can take (and sometimes more) all in the hopes of scoring the most glory. Watch out for dirty tricks from other players, and play a few of them yourself before you go out in a (literal) blaze of glory. They'll be schadenfreude to spare as you watch each other spew, sputter and suffer your way to ignominious defeat or almost-as-ignominious victory! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B521: [BETA TEST] "Supply Sergeant" presented by Rodney Currie. You are a WWII army supply sergeant, attempting to keep your fighting men happy, healthy, and well-equipped. To accomplish this, you must wheel and deal with your opponents and the black market to meet the luxury demands of your soldiers while keeping your unit well-stocked with the necessities required to keep it running smoothly. As you satisfy demands, you will earn both victory points and "favors" which you can use to your advantage as play proceeds. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B522: [BETA TEST] "The Belongers" by Workman Publishing Company; presented by Daniel Nayeri. Once upon a time there were two villages - alike in every way - nestled in a land surrounded by fog. It was obvious to each that the other did not belong... The Belongers is a 2-player semi-abstract strategy game played without a board (think HIVE meets NEUROSHIMA HEX), wherein each player tries to raze the opposing village to win. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B523: [BETA TEST] "Titans of Empyrean" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. A tactical combat game for 2 players where the goal is to eliminate all of your opponent's titans. Take to the air with one of four groups of mythical beasts: manticores, griffins, pegasi, and dragons. Play maneuver cards to strengthen your titans or weaken your opponent. But play wisely - those maneuver cards are also your life! Choose your faction, select your decks, and face off for supremacy of the skies. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B524: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; See Also: B158, B211, B259, B325, B365, B415, B467, B585, B650, B695, B739, B779. There are 8 seats left.

B525: [BETA TEST] "Trifle: A Game of Rich & Deadly Chocolates" by MVM Games; presented by Sarah Allen, Matthew Murcko. A fast-paced competitive board game. Play as wealthy chocolate snobs trying to sniff out the best chocolates in the box while avoiding the ones that have been poisoned by your rivals. Collect rare chocolates and draw cards that allow you to cheat, steal, and poison your way to victory. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B526: [BETA TEST] "Vinyl" presented by Eric Alvarado. Vinyl is back and you are about to experience the thrill of digging through bins searching for albums to fill and complete your collections. However, you are still new at collecting vinyl and need to acquire leads as to which albums characteristics are ideal. From mint condition to limited release, from Country to Motown, the record store is bursting at the seams with these warm-sounding treasures. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B527: [BETA TEST] "Vovetas" by Growling Door Games, Inc.; presented by Michelle Lyons-McFarland. Your people face a great storm, and with that storm comes choices that will shape your future way of life. What will you choose? Vovetas is a co-operative card game in which players work together to decide on resources and plan for the future. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B528: [ALPHA TEST] "Wordjack" by ; presented by George Sarantopoulos. Part strategy game. Part word game. Like Scrabble (but you hate playing with those pesky word nerds) meets Dominion (but without the weird fantasy elements). Build simple words and score points quickly but you run the risk of your opponents stealing your words easily or build complex words and work to defend them as you're that closer to victory. Use action cards to increase points, steal cards and words others have built or defend your points. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B529: [BETA TEST] "Yeah, Diamonds!" by Wandering Tribe Games; presented by Dave Beever. This family game teaches kids the basics of deck building, combined with fun tile movement. Switch, swap, hop, and take your way to fortune! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, Recommended for Young Players. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B530: [BETA TEST] "Zipang" by Engine ID; presented by Ko Sasahara. A Japanese designed area control feudal war game of strategy and chance for casual players. Travel along the tiles for Sengoku events and use character cards to initiate battles to claim provinces. Build up castles to defend and earn victory points to be appointed to Shogun by the Emperor to win! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

L531: [ALPHA TEST] "Bodystorming Methods for Game Design" by Carnegie Mellon University; presented by Judeth Oden Choi. This is a playtest to try out a set of game design methods, using bodystorming (improvised movement). Collaboratively, we will use multiple bodystorming exercises to investigate feelings, interactions and mechanics on a theme, and then create and perform short improvised sketches that bring together the elements explored in a moment of original gameplay. Come ready to move, to act, to collaborate, and to discuss the methods used. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 14 seats left.

L532: [ALPHA TEST] "Intrigue and Independence " by The Geek Initiative; presented by Tara Clapper. An American Revolution LARP explores the overt (and covert) frameworks of America's fight for independence. Choose espionage, leadership, or civilian duties to bring about or prevent nationhood as you navigate interpersonal relationships, moral conflicts, and international ties. Negotiate with France or advocate for abolition - the course of history is up to you. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

L533: [ALPHA TEST] "Providence" by Phoenix Outlaw Productions; presented by Nicolas Hornyak. A neocolonial, alternate timeline boffer LARP based on social cues and immersive techniques. Set after the glory days of an American monarchy, humanity faces dark, folkloric creatures of the dead known as the Ashen, who have dedicated themselves to the destruction of technology which has harmed the planet. To prevent catastrophe, humanity has reverted to colonial weaponry and tools to push back the threat, but in the face of classism, servitude, and inequality, it is time for them to remember the meaning of "We The People". Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] L534: [BETA TEST] "Saving Sunshine" presented by Krissy Bullock. A cost/benefit analysis of human life. You will be playing a member of a committee tasked to decide the fate of a young up-and-coming child star recently diagnosed with a rare, deadly illness. The committee must consider the many relevant, conflicting factors of the case before deciding if Sunshine will undergo the experimental treatment. Warning: The subject matter of this game is challenging and controversial, which may be upsetting or triggering for some players. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

L535: The Golden Cobra Contest Winner Showcase. The winners are in. The judges have explained the contest. Now, let's play some games! Due to the nature of the contest, we won't know until just before the convention what will be running. We encourage you to be flexible when you show up for this event. Based on audience preference, number of players who arrive and various other factors (entirely left to the discretion of our crack facilitator team!), any or all games of each winning category might run. Categories include: Most Convention-Ready, Most Appealing to Newcomers, Cleverest Design and Game We're Most Eager to Play. Each game will run a minimum of once during the convention. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 10 seats left.

L536: [BETA TEST] "The Line" by Bully Pulpit Games, LLC; presented by Jason Morningstar. This event consists of an optional hour of pre-game discussion with Jason. If you decide to skip this, arriving an hour late is perfectly acceptable. The waiting room is bland and antiseptic. You have made unimaginable sacrifices to get here. Through that door is a chance at a better life - one away from war, death and horror. But between you and the door are a dozen fellow refugees with their own agendas, and an immigration officer eager to send you straight back to hell. This game is in playtest! It's solid, but come prepared to help make it better. NOTE TRIGGER WARNINGS: Adult themes, player antagonism, potentially provocative, strong storyline, suspenseful; directly addresses the plight of contemporary refugees - violence both personal and genocidal. Saturday, 2:00PM - 6:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 7 seats left.

[FILLED] L537: [BETA TEST] WARBIRDS; "Nightingales" by Unruly Designs; presented by Moyra Turkington, Rachel E.S. Walton. Casablanca, 1943: Far, far from home, U.S. Army Nurses deployed at the 6th General Hospital in French Morocco save lives and foster friendships against the flood of casualties coming out of the North African front. Casablanca is the first setting developed in the Nightingales line. Saturday, 2:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R538: [BETA TEST] "Armored Reckoning" presented by John Sheldon. A GM-less alternate history role playing game in which players take on the role of a tank crew in the Second World War on a secret mission behind enemy lines. Engage in battles against enemy vehicles using card based mechanics and try to keep your unit together in the fraught hours between engagements. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R539: [BETA TEST] "Awesome 8's" by Rising Stars Press; presented by Beth Rimmels. An easy, rules-light, multi-genre RPG designed for newcomers and experienced players who want to focus on story and character. This session will playtest the basic rules, plus magic rules, in a modern fantasy setting. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R540: [BETA TEST] "Boldly Go" by Geoffquest; presented by Geoff Bottone. In this tabletop role playing game, you play a ranking member of the Space Fleet of the Stellar Alliance. Design your own ship and set off across the galaxy for amazing adventures! Meet strange new alien races! Debate philosophy and politics in the staff room! Fire your rasyer gun at oozing monsters! Inspired by - but intellectually distinct from - a certain long-running franchise. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R541: [BETA TEST] "Corona: Autarchy's End" by Parenthesis Press; presented by Neal Stidham. A sci-fi story game with strategic elements, inspired by the Braunstein game: Dune meets Diplomacy. The players control the movers and shakers in the court of a declining solar empire ruled by a powerful psychic autarch. Will you try to save the crumbling order, or put your ambitions above stability? Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R542: [ALPHA TEST] "Crossroads Carnival" presented by Kate Bullock. Crossroads Carnival takes place in small town America between the years of 1890 - 1950, and showcases the sideshows of a travelling Carnival as they battle for the soul of the world. It is Powered by the Apocalypse and adds several new mechanics to the game, including soul mechanics, karma, and side show acts. The game offers a discussion on what it means to not belong and to be outside of society trying to find your own community and place of belonging while also letting each character struggle with their inherent identity and nature. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R543: [BETA TEST] "Dialect" by Thorny Games; presented by Hakan Seyalioglu, Kathryn Hymes. Dialect is a GM-less role playing game about an isolated community, their language, and what it means for that language to be lost. The game's core spark comes from gradually building up elements of language among players, who gain fluency in their own dialect over the course of play. Words are build off of the fundamental traits of the community, the pivotal events that have defined their lives, and how they respond to a changing world. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R544: [BETA TEST] "Esper Genesis" by Alligator Alley Entertainment; presented by Rich Lescouflair. This is a sci-fi setting compatible with the 5th Edition D&D game. It is inspired by sci-fi epics such as Mass Effect, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. In this playtest, an unlikely group of travelers must join forces while caught in the midst of a grand battle between two spacefaring empires. This sample includes new 5E rules for gunplay, starship combat, and the reality-shaping abilities of the Espers. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R545: [BETA TEST] "Found Footage" presented by Vera Vartanian. A mixed card/storygame in which players weave a story with the feel of a found footage horror movie (complete with shaky camera work and telegraphed plot twists) built around collections of Tapes that start the ball rolling. Collaborative storytelling with a dash of the competitive, with cards granting narrative permissions. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R546: [BETA TEST] "Harsh Generation" presented by Emily O'Neil, Frisco Cruise. It's 300 years in the future and flying cars are a thing of the past. So is running water, basic sanitation, and cosmopolitan infrastructure, for that matter. Harsh Generation uses a foundation of flexible mechanics to help you narrate your experience through a volatile electrogrunge theocracy using only your wits, a collection of wild body modifications, and the help of your dubious companions. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R547: [BETA TEST] "Np" by Growling Door Games, Inc.; presented by Matthew McFarland. A science fiction storytelling game (Powered by the Apocalypse) in which the players take on the roles of children recruited to help fend off an alien invasion. Children can use new technology to employ skills and knowledge they'll learn in the future. All it costs them is the ability to discover their own lives as they grow up. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R548: [FOCUS GROUP] "Scala Naturae" presented by Henry Baust. A game about society, class, and authority in historical medieval Europe. Players take the role of different societal classes within medieval society, and strive to balance their obligations to their social superiors and inferiors with their own desires and thirst for social recognition. This focus group will serve to identify what themes and ideas players are interested in exploring in the game, and whether or not the game mechanics seem to succeed in capturing these themes while remaining an entertaining game. Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R549: [BETA TEST] "Something Is Out There" by Games By Play Date; presented by Glenn Given. ...and only you can stop it. Something is Out There is a cooperative storygame of coming-of-age horror in the vein of Stranger Things, IT and Monster Squad. As childhood friends you are the only ones who can defend your community against an unearthly terror stalking your town. For fans of Fall of Magic, Companion's Tale & The Quiet Year. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R550: [BETA TEST] "The Art of Power" by Galileo Games, Inc.; presented by Brennan Taylor. A role playing game of political maneuvering in a medieval world. Everything you have, even your life, can be laid on the line, and those who risk can win. Test a completely new system meant to simulate high stakes political maneuvering and see if you can seize what you desire. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R551: [BETA TEST] "The Excellents" by 9th Level Games; presented by Heather Wilson. So there you were, just living your life, doing the things people do, when - BAM! - there's an explosion of light and sound! You find yourself in the AWESOME WORLD. You've earned a sword! You've been given a crown! Now you have a responsibility to help keep Awesome World awesome and safe. Are you PRINCESS enough?! In The Excellents you take on the role of an Excellent Princess who defends their "thing" against evil and makes Awesome World a better place. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R552: [ALPHA TEST] "The Sentinel Comics RPG" by Greater Than Games; presented by Christopher Badell. Character Creation for the upcoming Sentinel Comics RPG. This session is for testing out the latest version of our hero creation system - not actually playing the RPG. However, questions about gameplay and other details will be discussed. No need to bring anything; pencils, dice, and character sheets will be provided. Come and create your own heroic Sentinel! Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R553: [BETA TEST] "The Ward" presented by Kevin Petker. Life, death, and walking the fine line between, while low on coffee. Medical drama story-gaming with the player characters on the front lines; juggling their patients' lives, their social lives, and their own sanity as the pressure mounts. Powered by the Apocalypse. This session will focus on actual play, with some character and situation generation. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R554: [ALPHA TEST] Misspent Youth; "Youth is Wasted on the Young" by Robert Bohl Games; presented by Robert Bohl. Your clique beat down The Authority years ago, and saved the world from a nightmare, but you've had a wake-up call now that now that your victory has been twisted into The Broken Dream. You aren't going to let everything you fought for turn to bitter ashes in your mouths. You made your dream come true once, and you'll drag it back into the light if it's the last thing you do. Youth is Wasted on the Young is a set of variant rules for Misspent Youth about memory, finding things you’ve lost, and sacrifice. Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, Under 18 Requires Parental Clearance. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R555: [BETA TEST] NOVA6; "Azothian Twilight" by Legendsmiths; presented by Ryan O'Grady. In the early 8th century, Arabic alchemists discovered the much sought after mercury debasement reaction, enabling them to harness the awesome power of Azoth, the Prima Materia. For the next 400 years, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East enjoyed a Golden Age of prosperity, thanks to the limitless potential of Azoth. And by the end of the 11th century, nine-tenths of the population was dead. The year is now 1299, and you and your friends are delvers, professional scavengers that search the ruins of civilization for lost wonders and clues to your past. Azothian Twilight is post-apocalyptic fantasy, set in an alternate history. Playtesting will focus primarily on setting-specific issues, with time split between the world (timeline, magic system, player roles) and the Round City of Baghdad (a key location). Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R556: [FOCUS GROUP] "Heirloom" presented by Clark Valentine, Amanda Valentine. A story game where players construct the history of a family heirloom as it is passed down from one generation to the next - backwards. Starting with the present, players explore the object's history back to its origin as an invaluable and irreplaceable treasure. Saturday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B557: [ALPHA TEST] "Adventure, MVP" by HitMouse Productions; presented by Joshua Ferraiuolo. A trick taking card game with story elements. Players compete to see who can best overcome the challenges. Overcoming a challenge is done by winning a bid or having the best plan with available resources. The Face got the party into trouble can you get them out? Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] B558: [BETA TEST] "Armies of the Mist" by Grebnesor Games; presented by Jon Rosenberg. A 2-player fantasy battles game. Players build, deploy, and command armies with unique abilities and characteristics. Each player has a limited number of Order Tokens with which to seize initiative, move, attack, rally, and re-position their troops. Unlike most games of this genre, the rules emphasize the feel of simultaneous action; commanders decide when to interrupt, fall back, support, or engage in massed attacks. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B559: [BETA TEST] "Cartrigia" by Wandering Hearth Games; presented by Bill Lasek. Cartrigia is a retro tile based light dungeon crawler with the feel of classic RPGs like Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, and Zelda. Players control a group of 1 to 6 asymetrical heroes while they explore the dungeon, battle classic monsters, gain valuable items, and if they're good enough - and can stay alive long enough - defeat the Dungeon Lord. Features multiple difficulty levels from easy to epic - no two games the same! Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B560: [BETA TEST] "Cliques" presented by James Lee Griffin. A game about being cool in high school. Grab Preps, Nerds, Jocks, and Slackers off the lunch line and grab seats in the lunchroom. Whomever has the coolest kids at their table at the end of the game is the winner. Set collection, tableau building, light card game, take that. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B561: [BETA TEST] "Conspiracy!: MIB" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer, Nick Sauer. There are many tinfoil hat types among the conspiracy theorists you have been assigned to watch, but surprisingly some are getting far too close to revealing the real truth to the world. Your job is make sure that does not happen and that they are relegated to the tabloids. Each player gets a turn to take on the role of a member of the Men in Black while the others are the conspiracy theorists. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B562: [BETA TEST] "Diplomancer" by Shadowsong Industries; presented by Kiva Fecteau, Adam Fischer. Convince your fellow players to let you win! Play includes just 10 actions each round that allow players to build, move, and use fleets; negotiate a variety of contracts; discover new areas of space; colonize new systems; trade; plunder resources; or initiate battles. As each player chooses an action, everyone else is involved too - there's no downtime. Now add in the complexities of civilization events - goals that individual players try to accomplish during the round, and of course the global event for the round, which could bring wealth or ruin to the systems you own. Still sound too tame? Then you'll love the madness that ensues when the trading floor opens, but just for a short while! Saturday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B563: [BETA TEST] "Dracula's Feast" presented by Peter C. Hayward. A game of hidden roles and logical deduction. Each player takes on the role of a classic monster at a masquerade party - Identify and expose everyone else... and keep all those juicy villagers for yourself. Each character in the game has unique abilities - Dracula has a second life, and Van Helsing wins as soon as she finds Dracula. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B564: [BETA TEST] "Frankensteiners" by Journey Games; presented by Erik Herrington. You are a member of a highly exclusive, international society of mad scientists. Your goal: To make the most Awesome monster the world has ever seen. Frankensteiners is a card drafting game. The cards represent parts, equipment, and resources. In each round, you will also be given missions from the Frankensteiner organization. Completing these missions will give you the Awesome points you need to win. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] B565: [BETA TEST] "Ghastly Gardens" by Games By Play Date; presented by Glenn Given. Strategic board game of gardening from beyond the grave. Send your Ghost from tomb to tomb collecting flowers and scaring your opponents away. Race to complete your Boo-quets and maniuplate the graveyard to maximize your eldritch efficiency. Ghastly Gardens is a set completing worker placement game of bluffing and shameless ghost puns that combines the best of Lords of Waterdeep and Liars Dice. Boo! Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B566: [BETA TEST] "Grumble" by Dancing Giant Games; presented by Kevin Carmichael. A quick and simple word game where it's just as important to know the spelling skills of your opponents as it is to be a great speller. Each round 3 objectives are revealed and players receive some wild tiles along with 12 letter tiles placed on a rack facing out to the other players. Before spelling begins, players use their bid cards to guess how many objectives each of the other players will meet. Players then have 1 minute to use their letters to spell words that meet the three objectives. When time runs out, each player gets 1 point for each objective they met plus 1 point for each bid they got correct. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B567: [BETA TEST] "LAST CALL: The Undrinking Game" by CATTHULHU.com; presented by Joel Sparks. The fast, cooperative card game of thinking about drinking. Get rid of Drink cards to build a cleaner deck - and help your friends if you can. In a culture of beer commercials, champagne pops, and a liquor store never far away, alcohol can seem inescapable. How can we talk about drinking without encountering embarrassment, peer pressure, and stigma? My answer: Play a game! Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B568: [BETA TEST] "Legacy: Urban Canvas" by Game Revenant LTD; presented by Frank DiCola. This strategic city-builder, set in a futuristic New York State c.a. 2500 AD, brings the life and times of historic city planner Robert Moses to life. You'll build public works, pass laws, make deals, and backstab your friends in an attempt to grab power and secure your legacy. This title was created for a game design contest run by the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, and received an Honorable Mention. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B569: [BETA TEST] "Maximum Apocalypse" by Rock Manor Games; presented by Michael Gnade. A cooperative game in which each player plays as a post-apocalypse survivor with actions and gear in the form of cards. Players explore the landscape and react to threats from roaming monsters while trying to fend off starvation and scavenge for the resources needed to complete their mission and escape. Ultimately, players will work together and successfully complete the objective of their mission and escape or perish in the wasteland of the apocalypse. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B570: [BETA TEST] "Meeple Party" by 9th Level Games; presented by Heather O'Neill. You and your roommates are throwing a party tonight! Will your party get shutdown or be remembered forever!? Roommates work together to snap PHOTOS by adding and mingling meeples to the party. Each turn that you fail to take a picture adds a CRISIS that must be avoided. Can you make enough memories before disaster strikes? Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B571: [ALPHA TEST] "Narco-State: Afghanistan" presented by Noah Arjomand. Players take the role of provincial warlords, Taliban insurgents or foreign governments, all seeking to maximize their own prestige in the quagmire of post-2001 Afghanistan. Use opium revenues and aid money to strengthen your forces and pay off rivals in order to achieve your particular goals: Peace, war or wealth. Each turn, every player interacts with all others, trying to resist the temptation to stab their friends in the back as they choose whether to fight, negotiate peacefully, or do deals of political patronage. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] B572: [BETA TEST] "New World Magischola: House Rivalry" by Werewolf Games LLC/Learn Larp LLC; presented by Dylan Grey. A competitive card game that transports you and your friends to the beginning of the semester at New World Magischola, North America's premier college of wizardry. Choose a character, attend class, cast spells, fight monsters and enchanted objects, and compete against rival students for the glory of the First House Cup! In House Rivalry, you'll navigate the challenges that await each turn of the card as well as the ambitions of your fellow students. After all, only one player can be crowned the House Cup Champion...will it be you? Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B573: [BETA TEST] "One Dead Panda" presented by Doug Levandowski. Paul D. Panda is dead, and one of the other zoo animals murdered him! Since the zookeeper is a moron, he'll never figure out whodunit. But, it should be easy enough to frame one of your fellow inmates with his murder. Be careful, though: one of them will be trying to frame you, too... Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B574: [BETA TEST] "Petri Dish-Aster" presented by Zachary Huff. Dr. Johanna has made a breakthrough discovery in the field of microbiology. As she pushes closer and closer to publishing her findings, she turns to her lab assistants to help provide data to back up her theory. The notion that one of her lab assistants could have their name attached to the paper, thusly rocketing them to science superstardom sends the lab into chaos. Petri Dish-Aster is a game where giving can be worse than receiving and backstabbing is a prerequisite! Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B575: [BETA TEST] "Project Audioslave" by Restoration Games; presented by Justin Jacobson. A lighter hidden movement game with logical deduction elements. An invisible target moves around the board. Use uniquely presented clues to hone in on the target’s location. Gain points for finding the target. Each time you catch the target, a new one appears. First player to the specified point total wins the game. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B576: [ALPHA TEST] "SCRAMSim" presented by David Turner. Shaposhnikov Corporation's Realistic Asteroid Mining Simulator. We mine asteroids using powerful hydrogen fluoride laser beams. Where two beams intersect inside the asteroid, valuable elements can be harvested. SCRAMSim is an auction game of area control, played on a hexagonal board. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B577: [BETA TEST] "Smallball" presented by Mel White. A game for 2 players to simulate baseball using dice and cards. Players represent the Home or Visitor Team, and each team has three scores: Pitching, Hitting, and Fielding. Players alternate rolling dice to pitch, hit, and field as determined by the dice results. Players use cards, such as "Safety Squeeze" or "Caught Stealing" to manage the teams through modifying the dice result. At METATOPIA, we’ll take a first look at the finished product! Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B578: [BETA TEST] "Swords&Sails" by VR-Soft.Com/VRGames; presented by Jason Williams. Rewrite History in 1000 AD. Each player takes on the mantle of a leader of one of the seven major factions (Kingdoms of England, France, Viking Norse Sea Empire, Holy Roman Empire, Kievan Rus Empire, Byzantine Empire or the Fatimid Caliphate). Players can march armies across Europe, send fleets out, recruit troops, build cities, conduct diplomacy and form alliances. Saturday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

B579: [BETA TEST] "Tales from the Taverns" by Vile Genius Games; presented by Mark Sierens. You take on a role of a bard in a tavern telling the epic tale of a diminutive goblin of legends past. This fast-paced story telling game has you placing story cards on your play mat telling the story of your goblin. Your goal is to win the most lore at the end of the game. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] B580: [BETA TEST] "The Belongers" by Workman Publishing Company; presented by Daniel Nayeri. Once upon a time there were two villages - alike in every way - nestled in a land surrounded by fog. It was obvious to each that the other did not belong... The Belongers is a 2-player semi-abstract strategy game played without a board (think HIVE meets NEUROSHIMA HEX), wherein each player tries to raze the opposing village to win. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B581: [BETA TEST] "The Beyond" presented by Jeffrey Bourbeau. A war has toward the galaxy apart, literally. Now lost at the edge of space and time a lone starfield is all that is known that remains and even it is torn by strife between pirates and the Council of Orion, the last bastion of civilization. With some of the few remaining starships, it rests upon you to save Orion and maybe even the Galaxy lost in the great beyond. The Edge is a co-operative space exploration game which combines RPG-like growth game to game with an ever-expanding board game design. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B582: [BETA TEST] "The Savage Strikers" presented by Henry-Michael Brown. Step into the deck building fighting game, where humanity awoke one day with a new body organ that doctors named, the Magatama. It induces uncontrollable rage in people, making them fight each other or fall into a permanent feral state. However, there are a select group of people who learned how to harness the power of the Magatama to perform amazing feats of martial arts. They are the Savage Strikers, fighters sponsored by the Grand Circuit Association, on a quest to earn a spot in their yearly tournament... the Finale Royale. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B583: [BETA TEST] "The Shared Dream" by ODAM Publishing LLC; presented by Matthew Tarulli. A cooperative board game that combines the storytelling of ODAM Publishing's Of Dreams and Magic RPG with the strategy of a board game. In a modern world where magic is real and dream come alive, the players awaken to find that they have all had the same nightmare the night before. Even worse, elements of that nightmare are coming to life in the real world with deadly consequences. Players are guided through individual storylines while managing their resources to complete a shared objective. The Shared Dream is a game of risk versus reward and time management, as the more resources a player uses to grow in power, the more dangerous the board becomes. Saturday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B584: [BETA TEST] "Titusville" presented by Nathaniel Levan. In the late 1800s, Pennsylvania's abundant natural resources set the stage for an economic boom. Spread your railroad across the state, develop your steel and coke production, and rush to exploit the newly discovered oil to become a Baron of Industry. Move your train around the board, collect resources, upgrade them for points or spend them to expand your rail network to even more productive areas of the state, using a hybrid of worker placement and pick-up-and deliver mechanisms. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B585: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; See Also: B158, B211, B259, B325, B365, B415, B467, B524, B650, B695, B739, B779. There are 5 seats left.

B586: [BETA TEST] "Trade on the Tigris" by Mind Bullet Games; presented by Geoffrey Engelstein. As the leader of a city state in ancient Mesopotamia, you will guide the religion, government, and culture of your civilization. Trading with your neighbors is critical to growing and advancing, but opens up your city-state to ideas that might cause upheaval. Will you become the greatest city-state on the banks of the Tigris? Trade on the Tigris is a game of civilizations and trade. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 6 seats left.

B587: [BETA TEST] "Wind SABERS" by Zephyr Workshop; presented by Breeze Grigas. A turn-based card combat with a spin. Twist. Kick. Punch. Players control a pair of Disciples, who tag team together to beat their opponent's pair using all manner of physical maneuvers. Combat is direction-based, and maneuvers turn your characters' cards, so you must strategically chain your attacks together. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B588: [BETA TEST] "Wizard Trials" by Paw-Warrior Games; presented by Ben Krieger, Josh Paugh. A game of bluffing and trickery where you will face off against other wizards in a set of difficult trials to be deemed the most powerful wizard. Their downfall will be your success, as there is only room for one "most powerful wizard". Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B589: [BETA TEST] Doctor Who Time Clash; "Against the Cybermen" presented by Jeff Tidball. Test new Time, Companion, and Enemy arcs, as well as the new Cyberman card deck, in what will be the first expansion for Cubicle 7’s Doctor Who Time Clash card game. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

L590: [ALPHA TEST] "Aurum" by Absolute Zero Gaming; presented by Kelvin Ortega. This gaslight fantasy full boffer LARP is set in a world where steam-tech is on the rise and magic is slowly fading away. With the discovery of a new continent to the south, the movers and shakers of the world are vying to be the first to colonize the new continent and look to those with the spirit of adventure to help them do it. This Alpha test will be focused primarily on combat and the crafting/sciences systems. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 17 seats left.

L591: [BETA TEST] "Seasoning" by Games to Gather; presented by Jay Sylvano. A didactic, experimental, scenario about sex trafficking, particularly the process of "seasoning" - defined by Sharedhope International as "a combination of psychological manipulation, intimidation, gang rape, sodomy, beatings, deprivation of food or sleep, isolation from friends or family and other sources of support, and threatening or holding hostage of a victim's children". This process is designed to break down a victim's resistance and ensure compliance, and the game seeks to explore this process through metaphor and role play in an attempt to raise awareness on sex trafficking and to explore ways in which games break down our desensitization and increase our empathy. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] L592: [BETA TEST] "Walk among the Dead" presented by Johannes Oppermann. Midnight. Seven anxious people sit in a circle, holding hands. In the middle, a mask. They have all come hoping to let go, after a final encounter with their deceased. The mask holds them all suspended between life and death. None can leave the room until they all have tempted fate and the ghosts by donning the mask and venturing forth on the journey - to find the one ghost tied to them among the many that will come. You are one of the seven. Will you find your ghost? Will they grant you closure, forgiveness, a secret? Or will they howl with disdain and haunt you forever? Will you return from the underworld and live to tell about it? Or will the ghosts take your last breath for payment, your soul lost among the dead, your body slouching lifelessly to the ground? Saturday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] L593: [ALPHA TEST] WARBIRDS; "Blood is Thick" presented by Kimberley Lam. One family struggles with unresolved pain years after the ousting of the Khmer Rouge's brutal regime by Vietnamese invaders in 1979. "Blood is Thick" is a small group LARP about struggling with the lingering impact of genocide on a family where victims and aggressors reside side by side. Best for playtesters who want to explore emotional intense family dynamics, are comfortable with narrative control, and can act under direction. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R594: [BETA TEST] "Asylum" presented by Benjamin Reinhart. Magic is real and it has the potential to change everything we know. That's why government organizations like the Bureau keep magic a trade secret for defending humanity from Outsiders. But who protects humanity from the Bureau? And who stands up for the Outsiders who have nowhere else to go? A new coalition is forming between Insiders and Outsiders to challenge the supernatural sources of corruption and disparity. You can be part of that movement. You can be Asylum. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R595: [BETA TEST] "Axon Punk: Overdrive" presented by Colin Kyle. A fast-paced, improvisational cyberpunk RPG set in the hyper-diverse mega-cities of 2085. The central focus is what will happen after people begin plugging computers directly into their nervous systems and building human-derived artificial intelligences, often called Ghosts. The game's rules-light mechanics are geared toward story-telling and collaboration while players explore questions of consciousness and digital/mechanical body alteration. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R596: [BETA TEST] "Dreamchaser" by Imagining Games; presented by Peter Petrusha. This is our story, a story of pursuing our dreams. Amongst players, create a goal for your game. Work together to design the characters you need to achieve your goal, your dream. Immerse yourself into the story you want to experience with personal milestones along the way! Be rewarded for creativity and role playing your character. Take back creative control! Visit imagininggames.com for more info! Saturday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

R597: [BETA TEST] "Horrorshow" by Dark Hills Gaming; presented by Joseph Pettine. Immerse yourself in a horror movie world ravaged by monsters. Play as one of 17 human classes and struggle to stay alive. Or design your own monster and hunt the other players. But be wary of how you play. An unmasked monster is a hunted monster. The Horrorshow RPG pits player vs player in a bloody world where undead maniacs stalk abandoned amusement parks, your best friend may be a mass murderer, and subterfuge is just as important as slaughter. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

R598: [BETA TEST] "Interstellar Interventions" by Wrecking Ball Game Labs; presented by Henry Ulrich. Interstellar Interventions is a game about trying to change the universe by force and the consequences thereof, one mecha-equipped armed conflict at a time. All manner of high tech polity and transplanetary state vie for influence and control across human occupied space, and now their proxy wars are in your back yard. With the technology, skills, and determination at your disposal you can grasp the power to remove the tyrannical regime controlling your world, but what will be broken, who will die, and what will you do when the fallout of a successful mission can be as dangerous as a failed one? Saturday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R599: [ALPHA TEST] "ISSUES! The Comic Book Continuity Building Game" by 9th Level Games; presented by Chris O'Neill. The players take on the roles of a comic book CREATIVE TEAM - the Editor, the Artist, and the Writer. Over the course of the game, the players cooperatively craft issues of a comic book run, building up the continuity of a single title across years and possibly decades. With aspects of story games, character generation, and comic book lore, the players try to build a full continuity for a super-hero or team. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R600: [BETA TEST] "Jon's Super-Secret Storytelling Game" presented by Jonathan Gilmour. This storytelling game uses cards to create and set up the story, and then the players take turns setting scenes and acting out their characters. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 7 seats left.

[FILLED] R601: [ALPHA TEST] "Kratophagia" by Ardens Ludere; presented by Hamish Cameron. A visceral game of changing bodies and cannibalism. You are creatures living in the ruined remains of a world decimated by an interplanetary war: eat or die; eat and change. Powered by the Apocalypse. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R602: [ALPHA TEST] "Mirrorlands" by Magpie Games; presented by Marissa Kelly. A post-apocalyptic muppet punk game. The mirror shattered and everything changed. Red crystal deserts creep through the stormy expanse between shards of land and you, the Dreamers, have set out to explore this fractured land and help others carve out a new way of life. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R603: [BETA TEST] CANCELED. This event has been canceled by the Designer Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

R604: [BETA TEST] "Nementia: A World of Steam" by Dakani Games; presented by Nicholas Malinowski. Welcome to a world of myth, lore, grit and grime. Welsh legend meets Industrial Steampunk with huge cities and expansive green wilderness and the sound of adventure rides on the rails of an expanding rail road. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R605: [BETA TEST] "Pasion de los Pasiones" by Stop, Hack & Roll; presented by Brandon Leon-Gambetta. A GM-Fluid PbtA hack that aims to capture the feeling of the most dramatic of media, the telenovela. Players take on the roll of characters in a Latinx soap opera for a single episode. Pasion de los Pasiones is meant to play fast and a little meta, with frequent attention paid to the audience and how they react to characters. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R606: [BETA TEST] "Perpetual Twilight" by Damocles Thread Development; presented by Stephen Tasker. The world teeters on the brink of destruction forces from beyond the universe pull and tear at it, but you can save it... if the demons dwelling in your mind don't get to you first. Perpetual Twilight is a game of heroic ambition and human failings. Players take on the role of an Awakened, a person who is bound to the spirit of a hero from the distant past, and granted the power to combat demons wherever they dwell, even in the minds of other people. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R607: [BETA TEST] "Satanic Panic" by Third Act Publishing; presented by Jim McClure. A game that takes place in the late 1970's and early 1980's during the height of public concern about satanic corruption. The twist...everything people thought about tabletop was right. These gamers are actually summoning demons and causing all sorts of demonic mischief. In the game you play government agents that are tasked rooting out rings of tabletop players and eliminating them while keeping the true nature of the satanic panic hidden from the public. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R608: [BETA TEST] "Squaring the Circle" by Silver Garden Games; presented by Mendel Schmiedekamp. A GM-less heist game powered by the Apocalypse. You play world-class mathematicians who also moonlight as world-class thieves, hackers, and grifters. While attending a conference, your mathematicians will attempt a job others would call impossible. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R609: [ALPHA TEST] "Tension" by One Shot Podcast Network; presented by Alex Roberts. A 2-player hack of the Jenga-based RPG Dread. It uses an increasingly precarious tower of blocks to represent unresolved romantic and/or sexual attraction. Play characters who are irresistibly drawn together, yet unable to act on their feelings. Let your heart flutter and your cheeks flush. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R610: [BETA TEST] "Tierra y Libertad" by Posthuman Studios; presented by Jack Graham. In Eclipse Phase (2009), you play secret agents protecting transhumanity against existential risks ranging from weapons of mass destruction, to out of control alien viruses, to basic human greed. Tierra y Libertad is an alt setting for Eclipse Phase. Along with some refinements to core game mechanics, the setting delves more deeply into anarcho-transhumanist memes. Eclipse Phase is a crunchy, simulationist game, so this test will delve into UI refinements aimed at making the game easier to use. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. [NDA REQUIRED] There are 0 seats left.

R611: [ALPHA TEST] "Treads" by Green Hat Designs; presented by Mark Richardson. Treads puts you in the combat boots of the crew of a single M4 Sherman battle tank on the front lines of World War II. Work together in this co-operative story game to survive the perils of war. Play uses Poker Cards and inspiration from Apocalypse World. Expect a Focus Group meets Alpha Test, a Play Storm of early ideas. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R612: [BETA TEST] "Zombie World" by Magpie Games; presented by Mark Diaz Truman. The dead rose, the world fell, and you're what's left. Too bad you don't all get along. Zombie World is a Powered by the Apocalypse game inspired by zombie fiction about a community of people attempting to survive in a broken world. Will you forge a future? Or turn on each other long before the zombies wipe you out? Players MUST play in both sessions. Saturday, 4:00PM - 7:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R613: [BETA TEST] GUMSHOE; "Savage Fantasy" by Pelgrane Press; presented by Kevin Kulp. Can TimeWatch be seamlessly hacked into a Conan-esque game of bloody swords, foul sorcery and duplicitous thieves? We think so! In a first playtest by author Kevin Kulp, come bang on this high-action game of savage fantasy and see how it works with GUMSHOE's focus on mysteries and investigation. Saturday, 4:00PM - 6:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R614: [FOCUS GROUP] "Snow Witch, Shield Maiden" presented by Kiel Chenier. A curiously morbid romantic fantasy RPG. It's a neo-traditional fantasy game that flips the gender tropes of most TRPGs: women and non-binary characters, both PCs and NPCs are diverse and abundant, while most of the men are depicted as female gaze cheesecake pinups. Explore dungeons, fight or befriend monsters, solve puzzles, and win the hearts and minds of NPCs in a d12-based game with an abundance of unique mechanics. Playable species include typical fantasy races like elves, dwarves, and humans, but the list also includes stand out novelties like the catperson, the saurian, the barbarian, the tiefling, and the bear (yes, straight up bears). Each of the five playable classes (Warrior, Specialist, Priestess, Pyromancer, and Witch) is a game unto itself, each with its own unique mechanics and customizable options. Snow Witch, Shield Maiden's rules accommodate both involved back and forth roleplaying dynamics for players who love to really get into character, as well as more traditional mechanics, random tables, and dice play for players who want something more casual and direct. This inclusive, action packed, and somewhat steamy 18+ game of winning love and crushing skulls is made by Kiel Chenier, the LGBT designer and illustrator behind dungeonsdonuts.tumblr.com Saturday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B615: [BETA TEST] "Gravstrike" by Drive & Energy; presented by Jeff Tidball. In the far future, hovertanks battle for sport. Each player uses a customizable card deck to pilot a single hovertank miniature in a futuristic arena. Saturday, 7:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 2 seats left.

L616: [FOCUS GROUP] "Kensei" by Phoenix Outlaw Productions; presented by Craig Page. A World Martial Arts Tournament Boffer Larp set in a cyberpunk dystopian future. MegaCoprorations control nearly every facet of society and life. People find solace in putting themselves in to the arena and fighting each other. Players take on the roles of members of this combat culture that is burgeoning in the world. Players are invited to make friends, enemies, and rivals as they get closer to notoriety. This is only a Focus Group - there will be no combat. Saturday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

R617: [FOCUS GROUP] "Terrain Tiles" by Golden Dragon Studio; presented by Thomas Toynton. Looking for RPG and miniature wargaming enthusiasts to help direct my designs and production constraints for modular terrain tiles. This isn't a new idea, but all of the current options I know of are either printable PDFs, large/complex and relatively expensive, or extensive DIY projects. There also isn't a lot of variation in the types of terrain. None of these options have the qualities that I believe are important for the majority of gamers, which are: Inexpensive, Quick Setup, Durable, and Adaptable. Saturday, 7:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] R618: [BETA TEST] Bluebeard's Bride; "Dark Carnival" by Magpie Games; presented by Sarah Richardson. You've been hired by the Ringmaster to join his cavalcade of freakish wonders and obscene delights. As you approach the collection of darkened tents, like strange pointed hills jutting up from the grass, a chill passes through you. What will you find in this place? What will it be like to work here? What awaits you in the dark recesses inside each tent? And who is the Ringmaster...truly? The funhouse mirrors of Dark Carnival will explore twisted and warped trials the Show Girl faces in the workplace. Saturday, 7:00PM - 10:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R619: [BETA TEST] Queers in the Dark; "The Skovlan Refugees" by Tiny Knives; presented by James Stuart. Fleeing their icy homeland in a boat with little more than their clothes, a queer family of Skovlans wash up on the shores of Doskvol with no connections, no money, and nothing but each other. Can they stake out a life in this new, vicious city, and what will it cost? Queers in the Dark is a riff on Blades on the Dark, focused on exploring queer relationships. Saturday, 7:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B620: [BETA TEST] "Agents & Operatives: DOMINUS" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. The Dominus Satellite and its AI were created to protect the Earth. But now it has become self-aware and has turned on its creators sending Cyborgs, Warmachines, Drones, and even misdirecting human Military Troops towards its own ends. In this cooperative game, 1-4 players team up each controlling two unique Agents to strategically and tactically take down Dominus' units while hacking his control codes to eventually make him weak enough to defeat, thus saving the world! Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B621: [BETA TEST] "Backlot" presented by Josh Mills. A game about filmmaking. Option scripts, hire crew, scout locations, and build sets all in preperation for principal photography. Shoot one of four scene types at the soundstage, backlot, or on location to create your perfect film. When you edit (reorder cards) your masterpiece find the right mix of romance, action, drama, and comedy to entertain your audience. Finally, lock in your film's premiere date to ensure you sell out theaters nationwide. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B622: [BETA TEST] "Bad Karma" presented by Orion McClelland. An abstract card game, where players will race to be the first to 100 karma points. Players must figure out how to best balance their accumulation of light and dark karma as they have limits on the amount of karma they can collect. Player will play game changers at key points, which are unique, game mechanic bending rules that will alter the coarse of their strategy from that point forward, but they have to be careful as each player may only play one game changer per game. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B623: [BETA TEST] "Cartrigia" by Wandering Hearth Games; presented by Bill Lasek. Cartrigia is a retro tile based light dungeon crawler with the feel of classic RPGs like Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, and Zelda. Players control a group of 1 to 6 asymetrical heroes while they explore the dungeon, battle classic monsters, gain valuable items, and if they're good enough - and can stay alive long enough - defeat the Dungeon Lord. Features multiple difficulty levels from easy to epic - no two games the same! Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

B624: [BETA TEST] "Chef's Choice" presented by Charlie Hoopes. This is a quick and simple game about influencing consumer choices. As a small restaurant owner, you hand out samples on the street to build diners' appetites for the menu you plan to serve at meal time. Keep an eye out on the samples your competitors are giving away, and .you might be able to offer the right menu that lures more customers. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B625: [BETA TEST] "Clear the Deck" by Crispy Games Co; presented by Christopher Pinyan. Collaborative Age of Sail ship combat game. You are a Midshipman with 3 cannons and must use a variety of ammunition, tactics and officers to blast away at your target. They will try to diable and destroy your cannons using their own Cannons, Crew and Boarders. Can you knock enough leaks in their ship before all of your cannons are destroyed? Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B626: [ALPHA TEST] "Click, Click, Bang!" by Wombat Games; presented by Jonathan Testa. A fast paced party game where the inmates (players) are in a high stakes game of Russian roulette. Each group is vying for its freedom; play action cards to affect the gun before its your turn so you are one of the lucky ones. Will you spin the chamber, pull the pin or end one of your opponents lives? It's ultimately up to you but freedom is freedom. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 6 seats left.

B627: [ALPHA TEST] "Conspiracy Theory: Mideast" presented by Noah Arjomand. You lead a shadowy cabal vying with other players for control of the Middle East. Players build decks of state officials, Kurdish guerillas, and rogue agents that allow them to start wars and insurgencies, foment revolution, and plot deep state conspiracies for their cabal's benefit. But as you recruit, assassinate and battle opponents, you must keep an eye on the rising power of ISIS, lest it take advantage of state failure and Kurdish disunity to dominate the region. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 2 seats left.

B628: [BETA TEST] "Doomtrain" presented by Peter Ciccolo. The legendary Doomtrain has exploded, as post-apocalyptic fortress-trains are known to do. Now its parts and crew are flying through the air as you and your rival crews race to be the first to lay claim to the corpse of this behemoth and the treasures that lie within. Doomtrain is a competitive deck/tableau building game, in the style of Ascension, Star Realms, or Dominion. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B629: [BETA TEST] "Dubai" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Suzanne Zinsli, Chris Zinsli. The site of the largest construction boom of modern history, Dubai was built on foreign labor and foreign capital. The emirate's audacious projects, including man-made islands and the tallest building ever erected, lured global developers and third-world workers alike. Carve out your place as a participant in Dubai's unprecedented boom. (Note: Dubai is an offshoot of another Cardboard Edison design, Cottage Industry.) Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] B630: [BETA TEST] "F.L.O.W." by Wee Big Games; presented by Tam Myaing. A cooperative time-traveling game where you are an agent of F.L.O.W., the Federal Land and Oceanic Workforce, entrusted with maintaining the Temporal Continuum and the fate of the human race. Connect pivotal locations in time, called nexuses, using chrono-steams (strings). Travel to nexuses, and shape events to architect a favorable ripple effect through the continuum. Can you and your team of F.L.O.W. agents complete the directives before time runs out? Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B631: [BETA TEST] "Frozen Explorer Return Service" presented by Zachary Huff. The small town of Donner's Pointe thrives on small businesses that all use the same commodity: Frozen explorers. Use the abilities you get each turn from the businesses in town and try your best to pawn off the frozen explorers you gather to their distraught loved ones. Just don't eat the chili at the diner... Frozen Explorer Return Service is a game involving variable player powers, bluffing, and somewhat unethical business practices. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B632: [BETA TEST] "Gatchafighter" by Galileo Games; presented by John Carimando. "My toys can beat up your toys!" The tabletop skirmish fighting game where your toys team up and battle against each other. Your Gatchafighters use an array of special moves to fight against the opposing team, score points to win! Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

B633: [ALPHA TEST] "Goliath vs. Davids" by FoxMind Toys & Games; presented by Andy Geremia. Fast paced, easy to play battle dice game. 1 Player is Goliath, and the other players are the 3 Davids that strategize up the mountain and try to take down Goliath. Everyone rolls their dice every play and the winner gets to pick up a rock, throw a rock, or move. Each time you get you get hit by a rock your health deteriorates. Who will have enough left in them to take out their opponent? Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B634: [BETA TEST] "How Could You?!?" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. Extreme Situations Call For Inappropriate Solutions. From the makers of Medicine Whoops. Half story telling, 69% Problem Solving, 27 metric F@#! tons of Crazy. Players compete head to head to resolve potentially unspeakable problems in everyday situations. Players will have to think fast and talk thier way through some unique, bizarre and sometimes risqué scenarios. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

B635: [BETA TEST] "Inspired By Minecraft" presented by Anthony Fiumano. A worker placement type Euro that takes place over the course of 7 rounds where players are trying to get the most Victory Points. In this game Players are gathering resources so they can Craft better Tools, Build Structures, Slay Monsters or even other players if you so choose. But everything comes at a price, danger lurking everywhere, is the risk you take worth the reward you seek? It's your adventure to do as you see fit. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B636: [BETA TEST] "It Figures" by Shadowsong Industries; presented by Kiva Fecteau. Roll a spread of 10-sided dice, then write down all the equations you can find before time runs out. Get points for each digit you use and each mathematical sign. Try to be creative, because any equations duplicated by another player are negated. Rounds of play continue until a certain number of unique equations have been created, then the player with the most points wins. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B637: [BETA TEST] "Look!" by ChickenRider Games; presented by Kyle Haas. A family friendly tile-placement game. It's opening night at the hottest art gallery in town! Everyone has shown up to sneak a peek at their favorite artist's work. Can you get the most points by strategically placing a colorful cast of oddly-shaped characters into the best spots of the gallery? Watch out, though! With this many people, you might have to step on some toes to stay at the front of the crowd... Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B638: [BETA TEST] "Magnificent Movie Moguls" by Vanishing City Games; presented by John Dermody. You are a movie producer in the "Golden Age of Cinema". You are competing with other studios in the acquisition of resources (Leading Ladies, Directors, etc.), soliciting money, paying off critics for good reviews among other things to produce Westerns, Comedies, Musicals and Mystery/Thrillers. By doing so you hope to gain enough prestige and money to create your "Epic" movie before any other studio. Beware, other players are trying to do so as well. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B639: [BETA TEST] "MegaJail!" presented by Rocco Privetera. Players are Wardens running a wing of a sci-fi jail housing aliens, monsters, or worse. Each turn, Wardens draft Cons, then deal with the puzzle of housing them: All Cons need specific environments, or dislike certain species, or combine to cause hazards and mayhem. You don't want them out of control, because if all the Cons get angry at once the jail riots and everybody loses! Wardens have variable powers; build their own wing full of Cells, Facilities and Workers; interact with each other to make deals, threaten or bribe; manage hazards, unrest, and ongoing damage; and compete to earn the highest Reputation and win a lucrative MegaJail contract of their own! Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

B640: [BETA TEST] "Million Dollar Pitch" presented by Christian Otterman. A card game that constructs movie pitches with the cards in your hand. The game plays like Cards Against Humanity, where there is a judge that reads through each pitch and then decides who wins. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B641: [BETA TEST] "New World Magischola: House Rivalry" by Werewolf Games LLC/Learn Larp LLC; presented by Dylan Grey. A competitive card game that transports you and your friends to the beginning of the semester at New World Magischola, North America's premier college of wizardry. Choose a character, attend class, cast spells, fight monsters and enchanted objects, and compete against rival students for the glory of the First House Cup! In House Rivalry, you'll navigate the challenges that await each turn of the card as well as the ambitions of your fellow students. After all, only one player can be crowned the House Cup Champion...will it be you? Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B642: [BETA TEST] "Project CS" by Brooklyn Indie Games; presented by Tim Rodriguez. A quick, compact, pick-up-and-deliver deckbuilding game that puts you in command of a privateering ship. Manage your hand well to fulfill contracts and deliver commodities to bolster your reputation. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B643: [BETA TEST] "Scenario" by Atlas Games; presented by Kyla McT. Write your own blockbuster in this cinematic storytelling party game. Compete in teams to write the best scenes for a movie and pitch them to The Executive to get them into the script. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 7 seats left.

B644: [ALPHA TEST] "SCRAMSim" presented by David Turner. Shaposhnikov Corporation's Realistic Asteroid Mining Simulator. We mine asteroids using powerful hydrogen fluoride laser beams. Where two beams intersect inside the asteroid, valuable elements can be harvested. SCRAMSim is an auction game of area control, played on a hexagonal board. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B645: [BETA TEST] "Sharknado: The Board Game" by Devious Devices, LLC; presented by Anthony Rando, Eric Cesare, Timothy Mattes. The officially licensed tabletop game of the cult-hit franchise, Sharknado: The Board Game! is a cooperative, scenario-based game. Players assume the roles of brave citizens of a coastal city, working together to battle hordes of man-eating sharks as they attempt to thwart the ultimate weather phenomenon! Chainsaw sold separately. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

B646: [BETA TEST] "Stockyards" presented by Eric Alvarado. Players acquire cattle, hogs, and/or sheep from a livestock auction for their respective stockyard. As stockyards fill, opportunities present themselves to fulfill contracts to earn profits that are split between the contracting player and the stockyard. Stockyards combines various elements of trick-taking and contract based games. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B647: [BETA TEST] "Talking Points" presented by Doug Levandowski. In this think-on-your-feet party game, each player will be a debater vying for public office and fielding answers to the standard questions on taxes, government oversight, and the like. But each of you also has a reptilian overlord insisting that you work three key phrases into each of your debates! Win the debate and ask your opponents good questions to impress the overlords! Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B648: [BETA TEST] "Tea Trader" presented by Doug Badzik. Players take on the role of 19th century maritime merchants with one of the European East India trading companies buying and selling tea in search of profit. Players visit auction houses at 8 different ports along the rim of the Indian Ocean pitting their skill and guile against each other. Each port will present new challenges as players navigate the nuances of 12 interchangeable auction types. This under-funded contest forces tough decisions of selling off valued cargo in exchange for financing future gains as adversaries attempt to corner the market on 8 types of tea and return to harbors of origin with the most wealth. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B649: [BETA TEST] "The Kingdom" by KND Games; presented by Eugene Davis, Demarkes Green. Years past, werewolves, vampires, and undead flooded the Kingdom (as the city has become known). There is no peace, no calm... only blood shed and death hiding amidst the shadows. The Kingdom is a CCG that puts supernatural creatures of different races and factions against each other in mortal combat. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B650: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; See Also: B158, B211, B259, B325, B365, B415, B467, B524, B585, B695, B739, B779. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] B651: [BETA TEST] "Trophies" presented by Vlad Ivanov. As a leader of a group of mercenaries, you will lead your troops for battles and glory. First you will summon various creatures for your army in series of drafts. Then you will compete with other warlords for valuable trophies in a set of consecutive battles, where lords with the strongest armies get to choose their bounties. Don't rely solely on brute force; powerful wizards can change the situation on the battlefield in a blink of an eye. Be prepared for surprises. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B652: [BETA TEST] "War Tribe" by Vile Genius Games; presented by Jeffrey Bourbeau. You are a war chief in a post apocalyptic world aiming to take over your section of this hellish wasteland. As your war chief your goal is to send out your warbands to take resources and tiles to dominate the the world. Lead the biggest and baddest War Tribe and go down as a legend! Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B653: [ALPHA TEST] "Workload" by HitMouse Productions; presented by Joshua Ferraiuolo. A card game of grandstanding by the water cooler. Coworkers relay tales of their week while navigating life's curveballs. How busy were you? Did you get everything done? How awesome was your week? Answer these questions by succeeding at your Day Job and completing other Tasks. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B654: [BETA TEST] "Zipang Portable" by Engine ID; presented by Ko Sasahara. A fast-paced "pick one, play one" card game, beautifully designed by Japanese artists with stunning Ukiyo-e style cards. Players will dive into the greatest battle of the 17th century. Become Sengoku heroes, vying for the Shogun’s power in this compact, easy to learn, yet hard to master game. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] L655: [ALPHA TEST] "An Empty Page" presented by Darcy Ross. A LARP-ish game about a girl told by the fates who watch and direct the world around her. It is meant to explore ideas about the influences of societal pressures, history, and one's community, especially at a young age. The game is intended to be played while walking through a museum, art gallery, park, or other space where scenes can be held around a found object for inspiration. All players are members of a Chorus who direct scenes, enact NPCs, speak or act on behalf of the girl, and give commentary about the scene to the "audience". Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

L656: [BETA TEST] "Duck and Cover" by Damocles Thread Development; presented by Jacqueline Bryk. Attention, prom committee of Woodrow Wilson High School: this is a nuclear attack drill. Do not panic. This is a drill. When the immediate danger has passed the sirens will sound a steady note. The "all clear" message will also be given on the PA system. We will be on the air every hour, on the hour, until the drill has ended. That is the end of this broadcast. This is just a drill. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] L657: [BETA TEST] "Keymaster" presented by J Li. You are iconically dramatic. You are deeply significant. You are the keys to the pulse of the city. You are the inspiration for the tales they tell of this mysterious place. Come together to create a stylized sequence to express a set of intertwined identities, linked to our real environment. There is no storytelling or plot in Keymaster; the focus is on creating a kind of showreel of the characters and imbuing the world around us with a deep sense of atmospheric meaning. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

L658: [ALPHA TEST] "Plaisir D'Amour" by Stone Baby Games; presented by Julia Ellingboe. Join Julia Ellingboe, designer of Steal Away Jordan and The Fisherman's Wife for an alpha test level conversation about this fledgling LARP about personal agency, bodily autonomy and prostitution in the past. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

L659: [BETA TEST] "Sex on the Agenda" presented by Shawn Roske. Players are staff of a group home for developmentally disabled adults arguing about their need for a sexuality policy governing staff and residents. The tone is expected to be professional and serious. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 4 seats left.

L660: The Golden Cobra Contest Winner Showcase. The winners are in. The judges have explained the contest. Now, let's play some games! Due to the nature of the contest, we won't know until just before the convention what will be running. We encourage you to be flexible when you show up for this event. Based on audience preference, number of players who arrive and various other factors (entirely left to the discretion of our crack facilitator team!), any or all games of each winning category might run. Categories include: Most Convention-Ready, Most Appealing to Newcomers, Cleverest Design and Game We're Most Eager to Play. Each game will run a minimum of once during the convention. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 19 seats left.

L661: [BETA TEST] "What the Bullet Sang" presented by Jeremy Alva. A freeform LARP about life as a survivor following a tragic, life-altering event - an attack, a natural disaster, or an accident - where the players will see its longstanding effects on the individuals and their community as time unfolds around them. Saturday, 8:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 3 seats left.

L662: [ALPHA TEST] WARBIRDS; "Blood is Thick" presented by Kimberley Lam. One family struggles with unresolved pain years after the ousting of the Khmer Rouge's brutal regime by Vietnamese invaders in 1979. "Blood is Thick" is a small group LARP about struggling with the lingering impact of genocide on a family where victims and aggressors reside side by side. Best for playtesters who want to explore emotional intense family dynamics, are comfortable with narrative control, and can act under direction. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R663: [BETA TEST] "Adventurous" by Word Studio; presented by Will Hindmarch. Stranded beyond our world and outside of time in a mystical netherworld, the only way to survive is to explore. Delve into ancient tombs. Recover futuristic treasures. Build a new home. Discover hidden secrets of the Islands of the Never. Together, we'll fist-fight evil and learn how (or why) an airplane got inside an ancient pyramid. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R664: [BETA TEST] "Awesome 8's" by Rising Stars Press; presented by Beth Rimmels. an easy, rules-light, multi-genre RPG designed for newcomers and experienced players who want to focus on story and character. This session will playtest the core rules in a modern setting. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R665: [ALPHA TEST] "Face the Music" by Hard Luck Games; presented by Joseph Valoren. A Fate system game in which the music we enjoy makes up the physical form of reality. You play a Musician, one of a born few who are capable of using your music to twist the fabric of that reality to your wishes. Together with your Bandmates, tour the Realms of a distinct and colorful world inspired by real musical genres and cultures, discover musical artifacts, increase in power and skill, and battle other Bands in musical combat! Face the Music encourages you to get into trouble, win the hearts of listeners, and even change the world by playing out your fantasy version of the rock and roll lifestyle, whether you're a solo diva debuting her first album abroad or a pack of seasoned lifers on their fifth farewell tour. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R666: [BETA TEST] "Good Intentions" presented by Maksim Mukhammedov. The game is set in a postindustrial fantasyland: Gods with shareholders' committees, necromancers in pinstriped suits, and soulstuff as currency. Magical contracts bind dead deities to support city infrastructure, and zombie workers make a bulk of world's agriculture workforce. Meanwhile, in the magitek city of Shikaw, a small superpowered-lawyer firm is out to right wrongs and make a name for themselves. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R667: [ALPHA TEST] "ISSUES! The Comic Book Continuity Building Game" by 9th Level Games; presented by Chris O'Neill. The players take on the roles of a comic book CREATIVE TEAM - the Editor, the Artist, and the Writer. Over the course of the game, the players cooperatively craft issues of a comic book run, building up the continuity of a single title across years and possibly decades. With aspects of story games, character generation, and comic book lore, the players try to build a full continuity for a super-hero or team. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R668: [BETA TEST] "Just Got Real" by Saddle Shaped Games; presented by Jim Dagg. A rules-light, setting-agnostic, fast-moving game of action-focused cinema and drama. With mechanics more focused on camera, pacing, low-sim but firm conflict resolution, and collaborative storytelling, JGR will keep you on your toes, helping you to play action yarn in as much time as it would take to watch! I'll bring a few different genre playsets and missions, with the specifics built collaboratively at the table, to tell a story everyone is invested in. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R669: [BETA TEST] "King of the Streetfighters" presented by Morgan Ellis. The tournament has drawn in champions from all over the world to the crime filled streets of Metro City. You all have reasons to fight; for justice, for glory, or for honor. But are you a bad enough dude to unleash your fatal fury in a final fight on the streets of rage in a contest of mortal kombat to prove you have mastered the art of fighting and to crown yourself the King of the Streetfighters? A game inspired by classic arcade fighting games and beat 'em ups, using a modified version of the Fate system. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

R670: [BETA TEST] "Premise: Setting, Character and Plot" by Diegetic Games; presented by Randy Lubin. A collaborative storytelling game where players create new worlds and adventures. Premise is played over a series of rounds where players first create settings, then characters in those settings, and then plots for those characters. The game centers on players filling out and passing templates, building on each other's ideas. When the templates are complete, the players present them to the group. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R671: [BETA TEST] "Snow Witch, Shield Maiden" presented by Kiel Chenier. A curiously morbid romantic fantasy RPG. It's a neo-traditional fantasy game that flips the gender tropes of most TRPGs: women and non-binary characters, both PCs and NPCs are diverse and abundant, while most of the men are depicted as female gaze cheesecake pinups. Explore dungeons, fight or befriend monsters, solve puzzles, and win the hearts and minds of NPCs in a d12-based game with an abundance of unique mechanics. Playable species include typical fantasy races like elves, dwarves, and humans, but the list also includes stand out novelties like the catperson, the saurian, the barbarian, the tiefling, and the bear (yes, straight up bears). Each of the five playable classes (Warrior, Specialist, Priestess, Pyromancer, and Witch) is a game unto itself, each with its own unique mechanics and customizable options. Snow Witch, Shield Maiden's rules accommodate both involved back and forth roleplaying dynamics for players who love to really get into character, as well as more traditional mechanics, random tables, and dice play for players who want something more casual and direct. This inclusive, action packed, and somewhat steamy 18+ game of winning love and crushing skulls is made by Kiel Chenier, the LGBT designer and illustrator behind dungeonsdonuts.tumblr.com Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R672: [BETA TEST] "Sticks Improv" by Amalgam Studios; presented by Brian Rogers. A system for quick character creation in one shot games that can be customized to multiple genres. Stacks of character trait cards are presented to the players to select and pass along, allowing a variety of pre-determined elements to break out in unexpected ways. Depending on the genre, players may also design the setting, objective, and challenges, making sure each game is a unique experience. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R673: [ALPHA TEST] "The Sentinel Comics RPG" by Greater Than Games; presented by Christopher Badell. Character Creation for the upcoming Sentinel Comics RPG. This session is for testing out the latest version of our hero creation system - not actually playing the RPG. However, questions about gameplay and other details will be discussed. No need to bring anything; pencils, dice, and character sheets will be provided. Come and create your own heroic Sentinel! Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R674: [BETA TEST] "Thousand Arrows" by Galileo Games, Inc.; presented by James Mendez Hodes. A tabletop role playing game about the Japanese Warring States Period, modeled after Japanese cinema and based on the Apocalypse World system. This series of beta playtests will focus on character creation, conflict, and relationship mechanics. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R675: [BETA TEST] "To Serve Her Wintry Hunger" by Cavalry Games; presented by Stephen Dewey. The winter has come, and you live to serve. Yuki Onna hungers and has called upon you, Her spirits of snow, to gather sustenance for her. She has summoned forth a terrible winter storm and cast you out to capture human lost within it. Come and be a part of a cruel, mischievous, and dark fairy tale. Game mechanics involve improvising answers to question prompts, so improvisational skills are a plus. Saturday, 8:00PM - 10:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R676: [BETA TEST] WARBIRDS; "Rosenstrasse" by Unruly Designs; presented by Moyra Turkington, Jessica Hammer. Berlin, 1943: Following a decade-long erosion of civil liberties, German women in mixed marriages stand in defiance of the Third Reich action which aims to deport their Jewish husbands to Auschwitz. This is the first playtest of the scenario, which will premiere at Fastaval 2017 in Denmark. Content Warning: Anti-Semitism, Holocaust. Saturday, 8:00PM - 12:00AM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B677: [BETA TEST] "AEGIS TactiClash" by Zephyr Workshop; presented by Breeze Grigas. A tactical card combat game based around combining robots. Players buy robots from a shared deck, which they then use to tactically move and attack. These robots generate energy, which allows you to buy more robots, and combine then together into more powerful forms. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B678: [BETA TEST] "Big Easy Busking" presented by Josh Mills. It is spring time in New Orleans, and the people are flocking from near and far to the streets of The Big Easy to take in the sights, smells and sounds. Big Easy Busking is a medium weight area majority game where you use the smooth music of New Orleans to claim the biggest tips from the ever flowing crowds of people. Learn new songs, feed off the crowds energy, and duel with other buskers all while ensuring your band member don’t run out of energy. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B679: [BETA TEST] "Centauri" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matt Regney, Ed Povilaitis. Players run an interplanetary business where they find and gather necessary materials for planet-based companies. They must find or trade the best claims, effectively extract the resources, sell their materials for the best price, invest in the most advanced fleet while navigating routes of the orbiting planets. Every choice has consequences. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B680: [BETA TEST] "Coma Ward" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. A mature survival horror game of mystery and exploration. Uncertainty, terror, and dread-inducing storytelling lie waiting in the box. In this two-phase game, players wake up from a coma with amnesia and team up with the other players to cooperatively search the abandoned hospital for clues. Be cautious as unpredictable events force you to make impossible choices. Once all the clues are discovered the true nature of things is revealed, players learn their true roles and it becomes and entirely different game. What horrors await in the empty halls? Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

B681: [BETA TEST] "CON521" by CATTHULHU.com; presented by Joel Sparks. It's the massive annual CON521 gaming convention! Players compete for seats at game events over three days. Attending costs time and money, and if you don't keep up your strength, you won't have the Endurance to make it to all the events you've reserved. Choose your Hotel wisely, pick up some good stuff in the Exhibit Hall, pursue secret goals to score Nerd Cred, and of course, get to your favorite tables before your opponents grab all the seats! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 3 seats left.

B682: [BETA TEST] "First Draft" presented by William Little. An abstract drafting game for quick play. Every turn, play one symbol for points and one different symbol whose value will increase. Watch your opponent's plays and try to remember your previous hands to build the most valuable possible hand. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B683: [BETA TEST] "How Could You?!?" by Analog Evolution Games; presented by Matthew Schwartz. Extreme Situations Call For Inappropriate Solutions. From the makers of Medicine Whoops. Half story telling, 69% Problem Solving, 27 metric F@#! tons of Crazy. Players compete head to head to resolve potentially unspeakable problems in everyday situations. Players will have to think fast and talk thier way through some unique, bizarre and sometimes risqué scenarios. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 6 seats left.

B684: [BETA TEST] "In A World..." by Yodeo Games; presented by Ian Reed. In a world full of sequels, prequels, and reboots...find inspiration for your next original screenplay while playing In a World! Directors (players) draft movie components (like characters or plot themes) into a hand, and pick an actor (another player) to create a movie trailer from said components. Come and see if your directing or acting chops can earn you recognition from the academy during award season! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 8 seats left.

[FILLED] B685: [BETA TEST] "Inspired By Minecraft" presented by Anthony Fiumano. A worker placement type Euro that takes place over the course of 7 rounds where players are trying to get the most Victory Points. In this game Players are gathering resources so they can Craft better Tools, Build Structures, Slay Monsters or even other players if you so choose. But everything comes at a price, danger lurking everywhere, is the risk you take worth the reward you seek? It's your adventure to do as you see fit. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B686: [BETA TEST] "Juxtapoems" presented by Zachary Barash, Stephanie Nudelman. A creative, cooperative game in which players communicate secret words by writing acrostic phrases called Juxtapoems. Players must plumb the depths of their vocabularies to poetically describe objects, people, and concepts, using only words that start with the six letters from a different word. Whoever is best able to communicate their secret words and interpret everyone else’s Juxtapoems wins! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B687: [BETA TEST] "Kahl'Shera" by Shadowsong Industries; presented by Adam Fischer. Featuring cinematic martial arts styles from around the world, each player is represented by a unique fighter whose attacks, healing, flourishes, and fame result from a series of nonrestrictive dice rolls. Fighters also gain fame from their starting positions around the arena, from positions they take from other fighters, and from combinations of spectacular moves they learn over time. Winning the favor of the spectators is key to gaining fame, but losing too much nerve can weaken your reputation, so manage your actions carefully. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B688: [BETA TEST] "Keep Calm" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. The hilarious game where players are put into ridiculous situations and must decide what they are going to do? Designed in the spirit of the best party games of the modern era, Keep Calm will have you laughing your @$$ off. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 9 seats left.

[FILLED] B689: [BETA TEST] "Lazer Ryderz" by Cardboard Fortress Games; presented by Anthony Amato, Nicole Kline. Players take on the role of one of four Ryderz as they race to capture three prizms. Unlike most games, Lazer Ryderz does not use a set board; instead, your table is the board! Players use individual straight and curved lazer pieces to create their path to victory. Your line must pass fully through a prizm on the table before you can capture and score it. But precision is key as you navigate the ever-changing board, as crossing another player's path will cause you to crash! Keep in mind, though: the faster you're going, the harder it will be to turn as you try to maneuver around the board! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B690: [BETA TEST] "Million Dollar Pitch" presented by Christian Otterman. A card game that constructs movie pitches with the cards in your hand. The game plays like Cards Against Humanity, where there is a judge that reads through each pitch and then decides who wins. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B691: [BETA TEST] "Potato Magnets" presented by Mark Fuchs. A light, abstract strategy game of hot potato but with several potatoes, each with its own attributes and effects, all in play at once. Players must pass damage-inflicting potatoes to their opponents to avoid incurring damage themselves and use potato-targeting magnets that make it harder or easier to give them away. Every decision you make can (and probably will) come back to hurt you so winning requires plotting your moves very carefully. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B692: [BETA TEST] "Roaring Twenties" by Artana Games; presented by JR Honeycutt. Players compete for riches and notoriety in the 1920's United States. Buy the nicest things, run a crime ring in the background, and collect the fineries and trappings of the era. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] B693: [BETA TEST] "Spacecatraz" by MVM Games; presented by Sarah Allen, Matthew Murcko. A cooperative card game. Play as a gang of alien convicts trying to escape from a prison ship. Work together, combining your characters' special abilities, to steal items, deactivate obstacles, stun guards, and make your escape before the whole ship goes on lockdown. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B694: [BETA TEST] "Tales from the Taverns" by Vile Genius Games; presented by Mark Sierens. You take on a role of a bard in a tavern telling the epic tale of a diminutive goblin of legends past. This fast-paced story telling game has you placing story cards on your play mat telling the story of your goblin. Your goal is to win the most lore at the end of the game. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B695: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; See Also: B158, B211, B259, B325, B365, B415, B467, B524, B585, B650, B739, B779. There are 7 seats left.

B696: [BETA TEST] "Tower of Madness" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. Investigate Unspeakable Horrors, without losing your Marbles in this mash up of HP Lovecraft and Ker-Plunk. Work together to investigate 13 locations before Cthulhu wakes, but should you be driven insane you'll only win by plunging the others into madness. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B697: [BETA TEST] "Trophies" presented by Vlad Ivanov. As a leader of a group of mercenaries, you will lead your troops for battles and glory. First you will summon various creatures for your army in series of drafts. Then you will compete with other warlords for valuable trophies in a set of consecutive battles, where lords with the strongest armies get to choose their bounties. Don't rely solely on brute force; powerful wizards can change the situation on the battlefield in a blink of an eye. Be prepared for surprises. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B698: [BETA TEST] "UP" presented by Adam Browne. A unique abstract family game which balances the strategy of limited actions with the luck of dice and the joy of blocks! Your dice are the literal building blocks for the path to take you higher, and ultimately to victory. But your path to the top crosses your opponents, and so you have to decide: Do I wait for good luck, or do I make bad luck for others? Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] B699: [BETA TEST] The Networks; "Expansion" by Formal Ferret Games; presented by Gil Hova. This is a test of the forthcoming expansion of The Networks, to be Kickstarted by Formal Ferret Games in 2017. Each Network now has a set of characteristics that help and hurt them. The expansion also features new starting Shows players draft to determine their starting resources, and mega-Network Cards that offer huge bonuses to players who get a second Genre Bonus. Help us expand this breakout hit! Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] L700: [ALPHA TEST] "Bright Story" by Phoenix Outlaw Productions; presented by Josh Harrison. A live combat LARP about kids, adults, and extradimensional buddies gathering to make friends and hunt monsters. The aesthetic and themes of the game are based on animated media like Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Gravity Falls. We're looking to make a LARP that encourages self-care, accommodates identities, and gives players a reason to feel good both in and out of game. Our playtest will involve movement, so some mobility is required, and there will be lightest-touch boffer-to-player contact during the session. Please consider that there will be movement aspects and the use of contact safe weapons to simulate combat between players before deciding to attend. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

L701: [BETA TEST] "It's Nothing" by Games to Gather; presented by Tayler Stokes. A freeform game about misogynistic domestic violence. This game intends to demonstrate the risks and challenges a victim of intimate partner violence faces when leaving their abuser. In game players tell a story about the long-term committed intimate relationship of Harper and Riley as the intensity of abuse mounts. Emotional, physical, and sexual violence will be abstractly represented through various techniques such as drawing injuries on the victim with washable marker (clean up materials provided). This game addresses extremely serious subjects and asks for great sensitivity and vulnerability from all players. Saturday, 10:00PM - 1:00AM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

L702: [BETA TEST] "Twisted" presented by Jay Treat. Twisted is Cthulhu Twister with a bit more strategy. You are Ancient Ones, towering ominously over Arkham, your portal to the mortal plane. Manipulate the citizens into releasing you by moving your tentacles from location to location. Short, multiple plays, early playtest. Silly. Physical contact. Ability to bend, and twist on all fours - and to fall from that position safely - required. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R703: [ALPHA TEST] "Afterworlds" by Robot Claw Design; presented by Russell Collins. Pandoras are unique people with an ability to summon an Avatar - a projected entity of their inner mind with supernatural powers. It's a good thing too, because the Nemesis, a sentient echo of hate, fear, and past wrongs, is corrupting people to create soulless puppets. If you're familiar with the Persona series of video games, you're already acquainted with Afterworlds' biggest inspiration! This test will focus on the revised system for spells and powers, and conflict resolution. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R704: [BETA TEST] "Asylum" presented by Benjamin Reinhart. Magic is real and it has the potential to change everything we know. That's why government organizations like the Bureau keep magic a trade secret for defending humanity from Outsiders. But who protects humanity from the Bureau? And who stands up for the Outsiders who have nowhere else to go? A new coalition is forming between Insiders and Outsiders to challenge the supernatural sources of corruption and disparity. You can be part of that movement. You can be Asylum. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

R705: [BETA TEST] "Dare" presented by Eric Jeppesen. A player facing improvisational story RPG. The mechanics empower the players to intelligently make choices towards the achievement of their goals. Be the author of your character as an English Lance (elite soldier) hunting down diabolist in war torn France one year after the execution of Joan of Arc for witchcraft. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R706: [ALPHA TEST] "Deep Cover" presented by K. Derrick Kapchinsky. A Powered by the Apocalypse game of cloned espionage. In a highly Balkanized future, players will portray agents of a multinational espionage organization charged with preventing privatized military groups from exploiting the precarious balance of world power for their own aims. Eventually, the game will focus on themes of trust, shifting identity, and asynchronous relationships, but for these playtests, the goal will be to test the Basic Moves and ensure that the game works on a foundational level to generate compelling spy fiction. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R707: [BETA TEST] "Horrorshow" by Dark Hills Gaming; presented by Joseph Pettine. Immerse yourself in a horror movie world ravaged by monsters. Play as one of 17 human classes and struggle to stay alive. Or design your own monster and hunt the other players. But be wary of how you play. An unmasked monster is a hunted monster. The Horrorshow RPG pits player vs player in a bloody world where undead maniacs stalk abandoned amusement parks, your best friend may be a mass murderer, and subterfuge is just as important as slaughter. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R708: [BETA TEST] "In Love, With Secrets" by Hatch Hill Games; presented by Justin Cummings. Supernatural teens fight crime with kung fu and smooches. Where Fiasco meets the CW, come make up your own trashy TV melodrama involving young vigilantes. In Love, With Secrets is a GM-less, Prep-less story game with mechanics designed to reward character driven narratives. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R709: [BETA TEST] "Np" by Growling Door Games, Inc.; presented by Matthew McFarland. A science fiction storytelling game (Powered by the Apocalypse) in which the players take on the roles of children recruited to help fend off an alien invasion. Children can use new technology to employ skills and knowledge they'll learn in the future. All it costs them is the ability to discover their own lives as they grow up. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R710: [BETA TEST] "Seven Minutes in Hell" presented by Doug Levandowski. Middle school parties are GREAT! Sure, they're scary, but they're fun, too - until you open up a portal to hell and summon a demon that possesses one of you. In this GM-less RPG, players will use a spin-the-bottle resolution mechanic to drive the story. While usually Seven Minutes in Hell skews silly, in this game, we're trying to test its success at telling horror stories. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

R711: [BETA TEST] "Survival Quest" by Game Revenant LTD; presented by Frank DiCola. A flexible role playing system that emphasizes light components, minimal rules, and heavy improvisation. Campaigns in the Survival Quest mold are designed as one-offs, where players act as themselves instead of creating a character. The theme of Survival Quest is modern horror, and shines during any campaign involving zombies, werewolves, vampires, the apocalypse, conspiracy and crime. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] R712: [BETA TEST] "The Ward" presented by Kevin Petker. Life, death, and walking the fine line between, while low on coffee. Medical drama story-gaming with the player characters on the front lines; juggling their patients' lives, their social lives, and their own sanity as the pressure mounts. Powered by the Apocalypse. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R713: [BETA TEST] "To Serve Her Wintry Hunger" by Cavalry Games; presented by Stephen Dewey. The winter has come, and you live to serve. Yuki Onna hungers and has called upon you, Her spirits of snow, to gather sustenance for her. She has summoned forth a terrible winter storm and cast you out to capture human lost within it. Come and be a part of a cruel, mischievous, and dark fairy tale. Game mechanics involve improvising answers to question prompts, so improvisational skills are a plus. Saturday, 10:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B714: [BETA TEST] "Orphanage of Fear" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. A social deduction game set in the desolate Shining Hope Orphanage. Abandoned and unwanted, with the dust bowl blotting out the sun and all hope children have begun to disappear. The players take the role of either orphans or the boogeymen who are feeding upon them, but the children are not without help. The few toys of the orphanage, passed around and shared by the caretaker, can grant respite and reprieve to any who have them. But that doesn't stop the boogeymen from getting them either. Saturday, 12:00AM - 2:00AM; Fun, All Ages. There are 7 seats left.

L715: [BETA TEST] "A Wolf by Any Other Name" by Learn Larp LLC; presented by Maury Brown. In the Magimundi, the hidden North American magical universe, two types of creatures can shape-shift into wolves: Lycans and loup-garou. Though their powers are essentially the same, the way they are treated by society is not. Loup-garou are privileged; lycans are persecuted. On this night of the full moon, you are in detention with other New World Magischola students, some of whom are secret lycans, struggling to find the potion that will keep them from changing and outing their condition. What will you do when the moon rises? Sunday, 10:00AM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B716: [ALPHA TEST] "Adventure, MVP" by HitMouse Productions; presented by Joshua Ferraiuolo. A trick taking card game with story elements. Players compete to see who can best overcome the challenges. Overcoming a challenge is done by winning a bid or having the best plan with available resources. The Face got the party into trouble can you get them out? Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B717: [BETA TEST] "Bad Juju" by Angry Duck Games; presented by Matt Regney, Ed Povilaitis. You messed with some Bad Juju and got yourself hexed. Use your lucky Gris-gris, and the help of the Loa guides to bring 13 lost souls to Papa Legba and free yourself. Careful not to get too greedy, or you might become lost yourself. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B718: [BETA TEST] "Bumuntu" by Gameworthy Labs; presented by Tim Blank. A game of strategic placement, movement, and strong player interaction, based on African folklore. Deep in the heart of the Congo lies the lost city of Bumuntu. Legend says that it's filled with riches, but only the animals know how to get there. Follow their guidance as you trek through the jungle toward the city. But watch out for your opponents! They're also trying to find the city and won't hesitate to knock you off the trail. Race through the jungle, let the animals guide you, and be the first player to find Bumuntu. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B719: [BETA TEST] "Cliche" by Shoe Shine Studios; presented by Michael Crenshaw. Vehicle chases, lab scenes, cell phones with no signal, wet streets shrouded in fog.Theses are all tropes found in movies and TV shows. Cliché incorporates all of these elements into a fast passed, media driven card game. Play it with family for a fun interactive simplified game, or challenge your friends to a more strategic version of Cliché with the new "Mano a Mano" rules set. Play Cliché with any movie, television show, or web series with that genres play deck. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B720: [BETA TEST] "Dracula's Feast" presented by Peter C. Hayward. A game of hidden roles and logical deduction. Each player takes on the role of a classic monster at a masquerade party - Identify and expose everyone else... and keep all those juicy villagers for yourself. Each character in the game has unique abilities - Dracula has a second life, and Van Helsing wins as soon as she finds Dracula. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B721: [BETA TEST] "Elemental Conquest" presented by Miguel Pena. A territorial acquisition board game where players battle each other using tokens. With one of the four elements - Earth, Water, Wind, and Fire - players can test their skills in multiple maps and game modes. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B722: [BETA TEST] "Etherium Forge" by Atlas Games; presented by Kyla McT. You are an elite spellcaster, and desire to wield the power of the Etherium Forge. It is a summoning circle and gateway to the Otherworld - the place of spirits and magic. However, many others are drawn to the same power. Roll dice to channel elements of the Otherworld and summon ancient Artifacts and Spells to defeat your enemies. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B723: [BETA TEST] "Gerrymandering" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. Take on the role of a political boss and win your party the election, even if you have to disregard any sort of morality to do it! Manipulate district lines, take advantage of demographic shifts, and manipulate gullible voters into siding with you, or at least against you opponent. Players rearrange, flip, and include or exclude tiles from play in this game about American politics. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B724: [BETA TEST] "Grumble" by Dancing Giant Games; presented by Kevin Carmichael. A quick and simple word game where it's just as important to know the spelling skills of your opponents as it is to be a great speller. Each round 3 objectives are revealed and players receive some wild tiles along with 12 letter tiles placed on a rack facing out to the other players. Before spelling begins, players use their bid cards to guess how many objectives each of the other players will meet. Players then have 1 minute to use their letters to spell words that meet the three objectives. When time runs out, each player gets 1 point for each objective they met plus 1 point for each bid they got correct. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] B725: [BETA TEST] "Heavy Armor" by Silverclutch Games; presented by Christopher Visco, Tom Panico. An easy to learn, quick to play anime mecha wargame. Two players battle each other with unique squads of mecha and their pilots. The mecha, pilots, and wide array of combat equipment allow players to customize their squad however they like. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B726: [BETA TEST] "LAST CALL: The Undrinking Game" by CATTHULHU.com; presented by Joel Sparks. The fast, cooperative card game of thinking about drinking. Get rid of Drink cards to build a cleaner deck - and help your friends if you can. In a culture of beer commercials, champagne pops, and a liquor store never far away, alcohol can seem inescapable. How can we talk about drinking without encountering embarrassment, peer pressure, and stigma? My answer: Play a game! Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

B727: [BETA TEST] "Meeple Party" by 9th Level Games; presented by Heather O'Neill. You and your roommates are throwing a party tonight! Will your party get shutdown or be remembered forever!? Roommates work together to snap PHOTOS by adding and mingling meeples to the party. Each turn that you fail to take a picture adds a CRISIS that must be avoided. Can you make enough memories before disaster strikes? Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

B728: [BETA TEST] "New World Magischola: House Rivalry" by Werewolf Games LLC/Learn Larp LLC; presented by Dylan Grey. A competitive card game that transports you and your friends to the beginning of the semester at New World Magischola, North America's premier college of wizardry. Choose a character, attend class, cast spells, fight monsters and enchanted objects, and compete against rival students for the glory of the First House Cup! In House Rivalry, you'll navigate the challenges that await each turn of the card as well as the ambitions of your fellow students. After all, only one player can be crowned the House Cup Champion...will it be you? Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B729: [BETA TEST] "OverRealm" by Holtfork Games; presented by Calvin Holt. A two-player competitive card game where you choose a hero to battle your opponent's hero. The one left standing is the winner. Turns are semi-simultaneous and feature a double-blind action-selection mechanic, so you can never be too sure what your opponent will do next, creating constant tension. Summon minions to exert your dominance and help your hero overthrow the enemy. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B730: [BETA TEST] "Panda Craves Danger" by Devious Devices, LLC; presented by Anthony Rando, Eric Cesare, Timothy Mattes. In Panda Craves Danger, you are a panda, an achingly cute ball of fur with only one problem: You and your fellow pandas have grown tired of bamboo and are craving something more exciting. The trouble is, you have a hard time telling what's food and what's not. In this dice-throwing push-your-luck game, throw caution to the wind and eat whatever you can to gain the most Prestige - but be careful: The world is full of dangerous things, and you may end up biting off more than you can chew! Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B731: [BETA TEST] "RobotLab" by XYZ Game Labs; presented by Noah Miller. RobotLab is a card game that challenges players to take on the role of a scientist and try to build the world's first fully functional robot. Along the way they may need to do some research, dig through the trash, deal with some faulty parts, and react to the other scientists trying to stop them. Will you become the first to successfully complete your robot? Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B732: [BETA TEST] "Rocket Cats" by Vile Genius Games; presented by Jeffrey Bourbeau. You are a space Cat Admiral sending out your armada of Rocket Cats to plot out and capture interstellar trade routes. Rocket Cats is a dexterity based game where you are flicking your Rocket Cats as many times as you can in 5 seconds on a planetary trade map. The goal is you match the pattern of the face up cards for points. First person to 10 points wins. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] B733: [BETA TEST] "Stuff the Universe" by Wombat Games; presented by Jonathan Testa. A family friendly, turn based strategy game where players explore the universe to amass the most victory points. No game is ever the same as the universe unfolds while the players explore it, the Ancients arrive based on player actions, and the difficulty of navigating the sectors is affected by the battles that occur within them. Equip your ship with crew and weapons to safely navigate the universe, colonize new worlds, and combat aliens that get in your way. The fate of your faction is up to you; what edge will you find that leads them to victory? Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B734: [BETA TEST] "That Looks Like A...!" by Growling Door Games, Inc.; presented by Michelle Lyons-McFarland. A simple, competitive card game based on seeing images in clouds. "That Looks Like A....!" is a game anyone can play. For young kids, drunk adults, and everyone in between, this fast-paced, light-hearted game that takes almost no time to set up and play. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] B735: [BETA TEST] "The Belongers" by Workman Publishing Company; presented by Daniel Nayeri. Once upon a time there were two villages - alike in every way - nestled in a land surrounded by fog. It was obvious to each that the other did not belong... The Belongers is a 2-player semi-abstract strategy game played without a board (think HIVE meets NEUROSHIMA HEX), wherein each player tries to raze the opposing village to win. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B736: [BETA TEST] "The Plot Thickens" by Avant Card Games; presented by Thomas Rochelle, Brigette Indelicato, Mike Callahan. A storytelling game where the object is to take your hand of story cards (people, places and things), and lay out the tale of your character, and their fate! You'll earn plot points for every card you use to build your story, and use them to interweave with other's narratives. Try out one of our existing editions: Detective, SciFi and Romance, or playtest one of our new themes: Horror. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B737: [BETA TEST] "The Savage Strikers" presented by Henry-Michael Brown. Step into the deck building fighting game, where humanity awoke one day with a new body organ that doctors named, the Magatama. It induces uncontrollable rage in people, making them fight each other or fall into a permanent feral state. However, there are a select group of people who learned how to harness the power of the Magatama to perform amazing feats of martial arts. They are the Savage Strikers, fighters sponsored by the Grand Circuit Association, on a quest to earn a spot in their yearly tournament... the Finale Royale. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B738: [BETA TEST] "The Zero Day War" by Lost Cog Games; presented by Matthias Bonnici. The Zero Day War is a 2-4 player card game where players take the roles of hackers from different planets who are taking advantage of a security malfunction in the system net. Use cards to hack files, complete contracts and cause havoc for other players in the game. The hacker with the most files / contracts filled wins! Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B739: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; See Also: B158, B211, B259, B325, B365, B415, B467, B524, B585, B650, B695, B779. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] B740: [BETA TEST] "Wizard Dodgeball" by WizKids; presented by Zev Shlasinger. When wizards play dodgeball, they don't bother with a ball. In this light-hearted 2-player game, you'll fling spells at each other and deflect, dodge and misdirect your opponent's spells. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B741: [BETA TEST] "Wizard Trials" by Paw-Warrior Games; presented by Ben Krieger, Josh Paugh. A game of bluffing and trickery where you will face off against other wizards in a set of difficult trials to be deemed the most powerful wizard. Their downfall will be your success, as there is only room for one "most powerful wizard". Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] L742: [BETA TEST] "Keymaster" presented by J Li. You are iconically dramatic. You are deeply significant. You are the keys to the pulse of the city. You are the inspiration for the tales they tell of this mysterious place. Come together to create a stylized sequence to express a set of intertwined identities, linked to our real environment. There is no storytelling or plot in Keymaster; the focus is on creating a kind of showreel of the characters and imbuing the world around us with a deep sense of atmospheric meaning. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R743: [BETA TEST] "Alter Arms" presented by Christopher Duffy Austin. Things have gotten dangerous since the Alters showed up. The person sitting next to you on the bus could change in a flash into some superhero, robot, mutant or magical girl with the power to wreck a city. Players take the roles of heroes or villains who can take on more powerful forms as drama increases. What will you become? Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

R744: [BETA TEST] "Armored Reckoning" presented by John Sheldon. A GM-less alternate history role playing game in which players take on the role of a tank crew in the Second World War on a secret mission behind enemy lines. Engage in battles against enemy vehicles using card based mechanics and try to keep your unit together in the fraught hours between engagements. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

R745: [BETA TEST] "Blood in the Chocolate" presented by Kiel Chenier. A weird horrorshow dungeoncrawl through a chocolate factory in 17th century Europe, curtosy of Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role Playing. This traditional fantasy adventure is anything but traditional, taking inspiration from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and turning it into the psychedelic body horror freak out that many remember the original book and film to be. The Premise: The year is 1617, and the only thing on the minds of every noblewoman and aristocrat in Europe is CHOCOLATE. The act of eating this modest confection brings so much PLEASURE, it has become more prized than tea, spices, even liquor... and it all comes from one place: LUCIA DE CASTILLO’s factory in northern Friesland. This one businesswoman has Europe by the balls, and some will pay handsomely for the secret to her success. But Lucia's factory isn't what it seems to be. The horrors and cruelties that exist within its walls defy IMAGINATION ITSELF. Blood in the Chocolate is an 18+ psycho-sexual romp that pits character not just against their enemies, but against their own twisting, melting, inflating, or poisoned bodies. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] R746: [ALPHA TEST] "Campfire Tales" presented by Vivian Paul. Submitted for the approval of the METATOPIA table, a game of ghostly tales and half-remembered stories. Players sit down around a table to tell a familiar story though each can't quite remember it going the same way. Where will obsession and fear lead the protagonist? What role will you take in that tale? Campfire Tales is a game of scary stories and unanswered questions. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R747: [BETA TEST] "Chroma" by Word Studio; presented by Will Hindmarch. Your assignment: Select burned spies for an impossible mission to find and control illegal technologyf in a cyberpunk neo-future, then choose between saving the world and changing it forever. This sequel to Always/Never/Now doesn't require familiarity with the first scenario. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R748: [BETA TEST] "Fate of the Galaxy" by Genesis of Legend Publishing; presented by Jason Pitre, Mark Richardson. A playtest session about building a galaxy and the leaders who drive it. It's a game where players portray the great leaders who act on a planetary scale, and portray each other's subordinates. It's a game where people need to fight to save their personal lives, their system, and the entire galaxy. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R749: [ALPHA TEST] "Magic Shoe - Spell Creation" by Atlas Games; presented by Jeff Tidball. An RPG where Ars Magica's Mythic Europe setting is expressed with the GUMSHOE rules engine. You take the role of the internal police of a secretive order of medieval wizards, and investigate both political and magical crimes. This test focuses on the process of building spells within the (wildly flexible) magic system. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R750: [BETA TEST] "Sticks Improv" by Amalgam Studios; presented by Brian Rogers. A system for quick character creation in one shot games that can be customized to multiple genres. Stacks of character trait cards are presented to the players to select and pass along, allowing a variety of pre-determined elements to break out in unexpected ways. Depending on the genre, players may also design the setting, objective, and challenges, making sure each game is a unique experience. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R751: [BETA TEST] "Storybox" presented by Roe Nix. A cooperative storytelling game that has players randomly drawing physical objects from a box at specific moments to help them tell their tale. Everything associated with the object in hand, from physical descriptors to abstract memories, is fair game for adding details and establishing elements about the story. Designed for newcomers and old hands of story games alike, Storybox blends the familiar with the new, creating a uniquely inspired story each game. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R752: [BETA TEST] "The Art of Power" by Galileo Games, Inc.; presented by Brennan Taylor. A role playing game of political maneuvering in a medieval world. Everything you have, even your life, can be laid on the line, and those who risk can win. Test a completely new system meant to simulate high stakes political maneuvering and see if you can seize what you desire. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R753: [ALPHA TEST] "The Sentinel Comics RPG" by Greater Than Games; presented by Christopher Badell. Character Creation for the upcoming Sentinel Comics RPG. This session is for testing out the latest version of our hero creation system - not actually playing the RPG. However, questions about gameplay and other details will be discussed. No need to bring anything; pencils, dice, and character sheets will be provided. Come and create your own heroic Sentinel! Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

R754: [BETA TEST] "Tierra y Libertad" by Posthuman Studios; presented by Jack Graham. In Eclipse Phase (2009), you play secret agents protecting transhumanity against existential risks ranging from weapons of mass destruction, to out of control alien viruses, to basic human greed. Tierra y Libertad is an alt setting for Eclipse Phase. Along with some refinements to core game mechanics, the setting delves more deeply into anarcho-transhumanist memes. Eclipse Phase is a crunchy, simulationist game, so this test will delve into UI refinements aimed at making the game easier to use. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. [NDA REQUIRED] ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

R755: [BETA TEST] Pathfinder; "Magimundi Creatures" by Learn Larp LLC; presented by Benjamin Morrow, Caleb Brannan. Come try your luck with a selection of the 50 Magimundi creatures that have been translated to the Pathfinder System. Taken from the comprehensive Compendium of North American Cryptids & Magical Creatures, some, like the ahuizotl, are Magimundi takes on existing Pathfinder creatures, and others are comprehensive customized creatures never seen before in a Pathfinder game. We need your help making sure they are balanced and fun to battle. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

R756: [ALPHA TEST] "Amerikkka" by Adept Press; presented by Ron Edwards. Back in the Seventies, you and your friends tried to stop what was coming. They called you radicals, thugs, crazy people, terrorists. You were hammered by the authorities, but also wrenched apart from inside. Amerikkka puts you there, in the design-family of Spione and Shahida, to fight the good fight, if you can. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

[FILLED] B757: [BETA TEST] "Analysis: Titan" presented by Jay Treat. A competitive negotiation game for astronauts surveying a new world. Collect samples, complete projects, earn scientific accolades, and win by advancing Science the furthest. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B758: [BETA TEST] "Big Trouble in Little China: The Game" by Everything Epic Games; presented by Christopher Batarlis. Play as Jack Burton or one of his brave friends, on the mysterious quest to rescue the green-eyed beauty, defeat Lo Pan's ancient magic, and save Chinatown from his evil minions... In this cooperative adventure, players team up with 1-6 heroes use custom dice and unique special abilities to help them in completing exciting and thematic missions throughout Chinatown. All the while, Lo Pan's nefarious plan is coming to fruition forcing the players to stay on their toes because once the Showdown triggers, the game changes and play flips to the other side of the board immediately challenging the heroes to the final battle with Lo Pan and the Three Storms! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B759: [ALPHA TEST] "Centipede" by Cardboard Fortress Games; presented by Anthony Amato, Nicole Kline. Players take the roles of the Centipede or the brave Gnomes defending the garden in this asymmetric game of garden defense. The Gnome players have to balance allocating action points to movement and shooting. The Centipede players use a push-your-luck dice allocation and movement programming mechanic to plan out their turns. The Centipede player rolls the dice, then sets the order in advance. Then after each action the Gnome player takes, the Centipede players activate the corresponding die. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Silly, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B760: [BETA TEST] "Clear the Deck" by Crispy Games Co; presented by Christopher Pinyan. Collaborative Age of Sail ship combat game. You are a Midshipman with 3 cannons and must use a variety of ammunition, tactics and officers to blast away at your target. They will try to diable and destroy your cannons using their own Cannons, Crew and Boarders. Can you knock enough leaks in their ship before all of your cannons are destroyed? Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B761: [BETA TEST] "Everything Makes Sense at the End" by Viewbird Games; presented by Christopher Bradbury. A ridiculous storytelling party game where sometimes, things make no sense at all. Play Characters, Plots, and Setting any way you like around Themes that help set some ground rules. Hopefully, Everything Makes Sense at the End! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Silly, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B762: [BETA TEST] "Juxtapoems" presented by Zachary Barash, Stephanie Nudelman. A creative, cooperative game in which players communicate secret words by writing acrostic phrases called Juxtapoems. Players must plumb the depths of their vocabularies to poetically describe objects, people, and concepts, using only words that start with the six letters from a different word. Whoever is best able to communicate their secret words and interpret everyone else’s Juxtapoems wins! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] B763: [BETA TEST] "Legacies of Ambyria" by Paw-Warrior Games; presented by Ben Krieger, Josh Paugh. A board game spin-off of the card game Ambyria: Shroud of the Shadow Demon. Explore Ambyria, build cities, muster your armies and conquer Ambyria. Make your Legacy remembered in the annals of Ambyrian history. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] B764: [BETA TEST] "Mechanical Advantage" presented by Doug Badzik. A hand management and tech tree building game set in an alternate history powered by machines using steam and aether. Players exploit unique abilities of mechanics, prospectors and chemists as they attempt to corner markets on resources and race to discover new technologies and build mechanical wonders. Simple to teach to new players, but with mechanics and strategies that will challenge experienced players, Mechanical Advantage packs a significant game experience less than 1 hour using only 44 cards. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B765: [BETA TEST] "Miner's Glory" presented by Mike Lasota. Your company has been contracted to gather gems. Using a tile based exploration system to mine around in search for gems while making sure to stay ahead of other companies to gain glory. Each player has their own company that they bring their gems to so they can gain glory points. As well as getting cards while exploring to gain advantages or slow down other players. The board is made out of tiles on a grid system so the game can be played over and over again. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B766: [BETA TEST] "Obelisk: A Shattered Realm" presented by Max Swietnicki. A two player competitive card game heavily focused on deckbuilding and strategy. Players will compete to destroy each other's Obelisk using a deck composed of powerful creatures and spells. Creatures are played on a grid alongside the Obelisks, and players must utilize clever positioning, along with their Obelisk's unique abilities to use their cards to their fullest potential. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

B767: [BETA TEST] "Paramedics: CLEAR!" by Smirk & Dagger Games; presented by Curt Covert. Get to your rig - this is gonna be one helluva shift. Be quick to sustain and stabilize patients and rush them to the hospital. Manage your resources and upgrade your Ambulance to save as many lives as possible. You have only seconds to act and the clock is against you. Try not to loose any today, rookie. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 2 seats left.

B768: [BETA TEST] "Petri Dish-Aster" presented by Zachary Huff. Dr. Johanna has made a breakthrough discovery in the field of microbiology. As she pushes closer and closer to publishing her findings, she turns to her lab assistants to help provide data to back up her theory. The notion that one of her lab assistants could have their name attached to the paper, thusly rocketing them to science superstardom sends the lab into chaos. Petri Dish-Aster is a game where giving can be worse than receiving and backstabbing is a prerequisite! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B769: [BETA TEST] "Raid on Gingerbread Lane" by Shadowsong Industries; presented by Kiva Fecteau. Waves of monsters come out of the forest every time the bakers of Gingerbread Lane make their fanciful cupcakes, drawn by the delicious aromas. In this 'co-opetition' game, players must work together to decide how to feed cupcakes to enough of the monsters to keep them from eating their gingerbread houses. The big lumbering monsters who've eaten many cupcakes over the years aren't the real threat – it's their smaller and more agile companions, all of whom have special randomized abilities. Save at least one house the bakers can live and bake in, and the players don't lose. But only the one who has fed the most monsters will win! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B770: [BETA TEST] "Rainbow Thieves" presented by Colum Higgins. A color-themed set collection game with trick-taking and take that. You play a color thief - you collect sets of colors, win effect cards and steal cards from your opponents. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] B771: [BETA TEST] "Shapes the Game" by Fluffy Puppy Games; presented by John Bezanis. A dexterity game where players take turns playing cards and placing plastic pieces onto a central platform. Experience four ways to play the game, each with its own balance of dexterity, strategy, and luck. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B772: [BETA TEST] "Sharknado: The Board Game" by Devious Devices, LLC; presented by Anthony Rando, Eric Cesare, Timothy Mattes. The officially licensed tabletop game of the cult-hit franchise, Sharknado: The Board Game! is a cooperative, scenario-based game. Players assume the roles of brave citizens of a coastal city, working together to battle hordes of man-eating sharks as they attempt to thwart the ultimate weather phenomenon! Chainsaw sold separately. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B773: [ALPHA TEST] "Spell Doom" by Game Revenant LTD; presented by Frank DiCola. A fresh take on the word games genre. Instead of spelling a word to gain points, you goal is to incrementally build a word on your opponent's board. If you can manage to spell something real, that player is eliminated! The last wizard standing wins. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Silly, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B774: [BETA TEST] "Sultana" by Cardboard Edison; presented by Suzanne Zinsli, Chris Zinsli. During the Ottoman Empire, the women of the court exercised tremendous influence over the empire's affairs. In Sultana, you will attempt to outmaneuver the other powerful women of the court to garner public support. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B775: [BETA TEST] "The Fall of the Last City" by Metahex Studio; presented by Christopher Barney. A post-apocalyptic, real time, abstract, social, territory control game. The game is fast paced and situational awareness and interpersonal dynamics have as much impact on play as cleverly calculated strategy. The real time play means that this is a six player game where it's always your turn! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B776: [BETA TEST] "The Kingdom" by KND Games; presented by Eugene Davis, Demarkes Green. Years past, werewolves, vampires, and undead flooded the Kingdom (as the city has become known). There is no peace, no calm... only blood shed and death hiding amidst the shadows. The Kingdom is a CCG that puts supernatural creatures of different races and factions against each other in mortal combat. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B777: [BETA TEST] "The Plot Thickens" by Avant Card Games; presented by Thomas Rochelle, Brigette Indelicato, Mike Callahan. A storytelling game where the object is to take your hand of story cards (people, places and things), and lay out the tale of your character, and their fate! You'll earn plot points for every card you use to build your story, and use them to interweave with other's narratives. Try out one of our existing editions: Detective, SciFi and Romance, or playtest one of our new themes: Horror. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B778: [ALPHA TEST] "The Show Must Go!" by Damocles Thread Development; presented by Benjamin Walker. Enter the fabulous world of local theatre! You and your friends are each heads of competing theatre companies vying for the hearts, minds, and wallets of the theatergoers of your town. Assemble your casts, ready your props, prepare your scenes and beware! Most of the drama in theatre happens behind the curtain! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B779: [BETA TEST] "Top Secret From Essen". See B124. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; See Also: B158, B211, B259, B325, B365, B415, B467, B524, B585, B650, B695, B739. There are 6 seats left.

[FILLED] B780: [BETA TEST] "Trifle: A Game of Rich & Deadly Chocolates" by MVM Games; presented by Sarah Allen, Matthew Murcko. A fast-paced competitive board game. Play as wealthy chocolate snobs trying to sniff out the best chocolates in the box while avoiding the ones that have been poisoned by your rivals. Collect rare chocolates and draw cards that allow you to cheat, steal, and poison your way to victory. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

B781: [BETA TEST] "Trophies" presented by Vlad Ivanov. As a leader of a group of mercenaries, you will lead your troops for battles and glory. First you will summon various creatures for your army in series of drafts. Then you will compete with other warlords for valuable trophies in a set of consecutive battles, where lords with the strongest armies get to choose their bounties. Don't rely solely on brute force; powerful wizards can change the situation on the battlefield in a blink of an eye. Be prepared for surprises. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B782: [BETA TEST] "Wind SABERS" by Zephyr Workshop; presented by Breeze Grigas. A turn-based card combat with a spin. Twist. Kick. Punch. Players control a pair of Disciples, who tag team together to beat their opponent's pair using all manner of physical maneuvers. Combat is direction-based, and maneuvers turn your characters' cards, so you must strategically chain your attacks together. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] L783: [ALPHA TEST] "Our Town" by Phoenix Outlaw Productions; presented by Shoshana Kessock. A serious freeform LARP about the relationships between people in a small town in the face of a sexual assault scandal. Players take on the roles of community members at a Fourth of July BBQ in small town America during a summer marred by a divisive rape trial in the community. Based loosely on small-town trial stories collected from several sources, this game deals with adult topics such as sexual violence, slut shaming, rape culture, and bullying. The focus group will tackle the difficult question of buy-in for players and help develop workshop techniques to develop feelings of player trust and safety to engage with the game's subject material. This is a workshop to put together a working game. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

L784: [BETA TEST] "Seasoning" by Games to Gather; presented by Jay Sylvano. A didactic, experimental, scenario about sex trafficking, particularly the process of "seasoning" - defined by Sharedhope International as "a combination of psychological manipulation, intimidation, gang rape, sodomy, beatings, deprivation of food or sleep, isolation from friends or family and other sources of support, and threatening or holding hostage of a victim's children". This process is designed to break down a victim's resistance and ensure compliance, and the game seeks to explore this process through metaphor and role play in an attempt to raise awareness on sex trafficking and to explore ways in which games break down our desensitization and increase our empathy. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] R785: [ALPHA TEST] "Deep Cover" presented by K. Derrick Kapchinsky. A Powered by the Apocalypse game of cloned espionage. In a highly Balkanized future, players will portray agents of a multinational espionage organization charged with preventing privatized military groups from exploiting the precarious balance of world power for their own aims. Eventually, the game will focus on themes of trust, shifting identity, and asynchronous relationships, but for these playtests, the goal will be to test the Basic Moves and ensure that the game works on a foundational level to generate compelling spy fiction. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. This is a HI-TEST session. There are 0 seats left.

R786: [BETA TEST] "Gather" by Cavalry Games; presented by Stephen Dewey. It is time for the annual Gather of tribes. You are the Speaker for your tribe and have been sent to the Gather to speak on their behalf. The Gather is a place of equal respect and to ensure that all tribes are heard equally, at the Gather everyone speaks in unison. Game mechanics involve quickly improvising answers to question prompts without the assistance of other players, so improvisational skills are a plus. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 7 seats left.

R787: [BETA TEST] "Horrorshow" by Dark Hills Gaming; presented by Joseph Pettine. Immerse yourself in a horror movie world ravaged by monsters. Play as one of 17 human classes and struggle to stay alive. Or design your own monster and hunt the other players. But be wary of how you play. An unmasked monster is a hunted monster. The Horrorshow RPG pits player vs player in a bloody world where undead maniacs stalk abandoned amusement parks, your best friend may be a mass murderer, and subterfuge is just as important as slaughter. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. This is a HI-TEST session. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

R788: [FOCUS GROUP] "Paper Dolls" by Green Hat Designs; presented by Mark Richardson. A game of fashion based social conflict. Your characters are represented in play by paper dolls (cut out paper art) who gain their powers and abilities from your fashion choices and combinations. In this game, guns and swords are merely an accessory. We are going to discuss how to make a dress up battle game. Sunday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

[FILLED] R789: [BETA TEST] "Rockalypse" by Four-in-Hand Games; presented by Eric Simon. It's too late to save the world, but rock will save what's left. Grab your instruments and head out into the wasteland in this post-apocalyptic game of musical conflict. Rockalypse was originally written for Fate Core. Now you can help playtest the Accelerated version! Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R790: [BETA TEST] "Satanic Panic" by Third Act Publishing; presented by Jim McClure. A game that takes place in the late 1970's and early 1980's during the height of public concern about satanic corruption. The twist...everything people thought about tabletop was right. These gamers are actually summoning demons and causing all sorts of demonic mischief. In the game you play government agents that are tasked rooting out rings of tabletop players and eliminating them while keeping the true nature of the satanic panic hidden from the public. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R791: [BETA TEST] "Thousand Arrows" by Galileo Games, Inc.; presented by James Mendez Hodes. A tabletop role playing game about the Japanese Warring States Period, modeled after Japanese cinema and based on the Apocalypse World system. This series of beta playtests will focus on character creation, conflict, and relationship mechanics. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B792: [BETA TEST] "Baseball and Football Sports Dice" by FoxMind Toys & Games; presented by Andy Geremia. Push your luck in these easy to play Baseball and Football dice games. One quick reference card is all you need to determine the outcome of your play (no complicated charts or instructions). Many of the elements of Baseball and Football are captured in these compact, fast paced games. Basic Baseball and Football knowledge required. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B793: [BETA TEST] "Bigfoot vs. Yeti" by Shoot Again Games; presented by Diane Sauer, Nick Sauer. You are an up and coming cryptozoologist mounting expeditions in the hopes of proving the existence of unknown creatures such as Bigfoot, Yeti, The Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil or Extraterrestrials. Your ultimate goal is to gain fame and fortune by being the first cryptozoologist credited with the actual discovery of a new species, making you world famous. As a cryptozoologist you of course have an opinion on who the king of the cryptids is. Some of you say it's Bigfoot and others of you claim it's the Yeti. Choose your side as it will help shape the fate of your research and ultimately your success! Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B794: [BETA TEST] "Cliche" by Shoe Shine Studios; presented by Michael Crenshaw. Vehicle chases, lab scenes, cell phones with no signal, wet streets shrouded in fog.Theses are all tropes found in movies and TV shows. Cliché incorporates all of these elements into a fast passed, media driven card game. Play it with family for a fun interactive simplified game, or challenge your friends to a more strategic version of Cliché with the new "Mano a Mano" rules set. Play Cliché with any movie, television show, or web series with that genres play deck. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B795: [ALPHA TEST] "Click, Click, Bang!" by Wombat Games; presented by Jonathan Testa. A fast paced party game where the inmates (players) are in a high stakes game of Russian roulette. Each group is vying for its freedom; play action cards to affect the gun before its your turn so you are one of the lucky ones. Will you spin the chamber, pull the pin or end one of your opponents lives? It's ultimately up to you but freedom is freedom. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Silly, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 5 seats left.

B796: [BETA TEST] "Cliques" presented by James Lee Griffin. A game about being cool in high school. Grab Preps, Nerds, Jocks, and Slackers off the lunch line and grab seats in the lunchroom. Whomever has the coolest kids at their table at the end of the game is the winner. Set collection, tableau building, light card game, take that. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B797: [BETA TEST] "CON521" by CATTHULHU.com; presented by Joel Sparks. It's the massive annual CON521 gaming convention! Players compete for seats at game events over three days. Attending costs time and money, and if you don't keep up your strength, you won't have the Endurance to make it to all the events you've reserved. Choose your Hotel wisely, pick up some good stuff in the Exhibit Hall, pursue secret goals to score Nerd Cred, and of course, get to your favorite tables before your opponents grab all the seats! Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B798: [BETA TEST] "Ghastly Gardens" by Games By Play Date; presented by Glenn Given. Strategic board game of gardening from beyond the grave. Send your Ghost from tomb to tomb collecting flowers and scaring your opponents away. Race to complete your Boo-quets and maniuplate the graveyard to maximize your eldritch efficiency. Ghastly Gardens is a set completing worker placement game of bluffing and shameless ghost puns that combines the best of Lords of Waterdeep and Liars Dice. Boo! Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B799: [BETA TEST] "Inspired By Minecraft" presented by Anthony Fiumano. A worker placement type Euro that takes place over the course of 7 rounds where players are trying to get the most Victory Points. In this game Players are gathering resources so they can Craft better Tools, Build Structures, Slay Monsters or even other players if you so choose. But everything comes at a price, danger lurking everywhere, is the risk you take worth the reward you seek? It's your adventure to do as you see fit. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B800: [BETA TEST] "It Figures" by Shadowsong Industries; presented by Kiva Fecteau. Roll a spread of 10-sided dice, then write down all the equations you can find before time runs out. Get points for each digit you use and each mathematical sign. Try to be creative, because any equations duplicated by another player are negated. Rounds of play continue until a certain number of unique equations have been created, then the player with the most points wins. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B801: [BETA TEST] "Jon's Super-Secret Superhero Card Game" presented by Jonathan Gilmour. A cooperative game where the players are a group of super power teens fighting off mythical monsters of the past. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 4 seats left.

B802: [BETA TEST] "Juxtapoems" presented by Zachary Barash, Stephanie Nudelman. A creative, cooperative game in which players communicate secret words by writing acrostic phrases called Juxtapoems. Players must plumb the depths of their vocabularies to poetically describe objects, people, and concepts, using only words that start with the six letters from a different word. Whoever is best able to communicate their secret words and interpret everyone else’s Juxtapoems wins! Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 5 seats left.

B803: [BETA TEST] "Look!" by ChickenRider Games; presented by Kyle Haas. A family friendly tile-placement game. It's opening night at the hottest art gallery in town! Everyone has shown up to sneak a peek at their favorite artist's work. Can you get the most points by strategically placing a colorful cast of oddly-shaped characters into the best spots of the gallery? Watch out, though! With this many people, you might have to step on some toes to stay at the front of the crowd... Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B804: [BETA TEST] "Magnificent Movie Moguls" by Vanishing City Games; presented by John Dermody. You are a movie producer in the "Golden Age of Cinema". You are competing with other studios in the acquisition of resources (Leading Ladies, Directors, etc.), soliciting money, paying off critics for good reviews among other things to produce Westerns, Comedies, Musicals and Mystery/Thrillers. By doing so you hope to gain enough prestige and money to create your "Epic" movie before any other studio. Beware, other players are trying to do so as well. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 6 seats left.

B805: [BETA TEST] "Orphanage of Fear" by Slightly Offensive Games; presented by Thomas Hornemann. A social deduction game set in the desolate Shining Hope Orphanage. Abandoned and unwanted, with the dust bowl blotting out the sun and all hope children have begun to disappear. The players take the role of either orphans or the boogeymen who are feeding upon them, but the children are not without help. The few toys of the orphanage, passed around and shared by the caretaker, can grant respite and reprieve to any who have them. But that doesn't stop the boogeymen from getting them either. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 8 seats left.

B806: [BETA TEST] "OverRealm" by Holtfork Games; presented by Calvin Holt. A two-player competitive card game where you choose a hero to battle your opponent's hero. The one left standing is the winner. Turns are semi-simultaneous and feature a double-blind action-selection mechanic, so you can never be too sure what your opponent will do next, creating constant tension. Summon minions to exert your dominance and help your hero overthrow the enemy. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 2 seats left.

B807: [BETA TEST] "Project CS" by Brooklyn Indie Games; presented by Tim Rodriguez. A quick, compact, pick-up-and-deliver deckbuilding game that puts you in command of a privateering ship. Manage your hand well to fulfill contracts and deliver commodities to bolster your reputation. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

B808: [BETA TEST] "Shapes the Game" by Fluffy Puppy Games; presented by John Bezanis. A dexterity game where players take turns playing cards and placing plastic pieces onto a central platform. Experience four ways to play the game, each with its own balance of dexterity, strategy, and luck. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B809: [BETA TEST] "Supply Sergeant" presented by Rodney Currie. You are a WWII army supply sergeant, attempting to keep your fighting men happy, healthy, and well-equipped. To accomplish this, you must wheel and deal with your opponents and the black market to meet the luxury demands of your soldiers while keeping your unit well-stocked with the necessities required to keep it running smoothly. As you satisfy demands, you will earn both victory points and "favors" which you can use to your advantage as play proceeds. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] B810: [BETA TEST] "The Savage Strikers" presented by Henry-Michael Brown. Step into the deck building fighting game, where humanity awoke one day with a new body organ that doctors named, the Magatama. It induces uncontrollable rage in people, making them fight each other or fall into a permanent feral state. However, there are a select group of people who learned how to harness the power of the Magatama to perform amazing feats of martial arts. They are the Savage Strikers, fighters sponsored by the Grand Circuit Association, on a quest to earn a spot in their yearly tournament... the Finale Royale. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

B811: [BETA TEST] "Titans of Empyrean" by 9 Kingdoms Publications; presented by Ivan Turner. a tactical combat game for 2 players where the goal is to eliminate all of your opponent's titans. Take to the air with one of four groups of mythical beasts: manticores, griffins, pegasi, and dragons. Play maneuver cards to strengthen your titans or weaken your opponent. But play wisely - those maneuver cards are also your life! Choose your faction, select your decks, and face off for supremacy of the skies. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 6 seats left.

B812: [BETA TEST] "Vinyl" presented by Eric Alvarado. Vinyl is back and you are about to experience the thrill of digging through bins searching for albums to fill and complete your collections. However, you are still new at collecting vinyl and need to acquire leads as to which albums characteristics are ideal. From mint condition to limited release, from Country to Motown, the record store is bursting at the seams with these warm-sounding treasures. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B813: [BETA TEST] "Wordsy" by Formal Ferret Games; presented by Gil Hova. A game of longer words! Over the seven rounds of the game, you are trying to find the single best word on the board. Wordsy is a streamlined re-implementation of Prolix, Gil Hova's first published game. This will be a BLIND TEST of the rulebook; Gil will pass you the rulebook and watch you learn the game without telling you how to play. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

R814: [BETA TEST] "Dreamchaser" by Imagining Games; presented by Peter Petrusha. This is our story, a story of pursuing our dreams. Amongst players, create a goal for your game. Work together to design the characters you need to achieve your goal, your dream. Immerse yourself into the story you want to experience with personal milestones along the way! Be rewarded for creativity and role playing your character. Take back creative control! Visit imagininggames.com for more info! Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

R815: [BETA TEST] "Gather" by Cavalry Games; presented by Stephen Dewey. It is time for the annual Gather of tribes. You are the Speaker for your tribe and have been sent to the Gather to speak on their behalf. The Gather is a place of equal respect and to ensure that all tribes are heard equally, at the Gather everyone speaks in unison. Game mechanics involve quickly improvising answers to question prompts without the assistance of other players, so improvisational skills are a plus. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

[FILLED] R816: [BETA TEST] "Gears of Defiance" by Loremaster Games; presented by Ryan Schoon. A steampunk game about standing up against oppression in a world where everything is stacked against you. Players take on the roles of family members pushed to the edges of society, bonded together and pushed towards acts of rebellion against the Empire that oppresses them. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

R817: [BETA TEST] "Premise: Setting, Character and Plot" by Diegetic Games; presented by Randy Lubin. A collaborative storytelling game where players create new worlds and adventures. Premise is played over a series of rounds where players first create settings, then characters in those settings, and then plots for those characters. The game centers on players filling out and passing templates, building on each other's ideas. When the templates are complete, the players present them to the group. Sunday, 3:00PM - 5:00PM; Fun, All Ages. ***ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!***

[FILLED] B818: [BETA TEST] "Bouquet" presented by William Little. An asymmetrical game of deduction, deception and compromise for friends. Try to convince your love to forgive you with the cheapest possible bouquet as the florist urges you toward the rarest of flowers, then rotate roles and try to milk your apologetic friend for all you can get. Sunday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 0 seats left.

B819: [BETA TEST] "Florafiora" by Zephyr Workshop; presented by Breeze Grigas. An artistic resource collection and exploration game where players manage little beings called Seedizens, and send them to far-off planets to colonize and connect together. Different races of Seedizens interact differently with the various planets, and players must work together to build a happy, tiny universe. Sunday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 3 seats left.

B820: [BETA TEST] "Million Dollar Pitch" presented by Christian Otterman. A card game that constructs movie pitches with the cards in your hand. The game plays like Cards Against Humanity, where there is a judge that reads through each pitch and then decides who wins. Sunday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, All Ages. There are 4 seats left.

B821: [BETA TEST] "Obelisk: A Shattered Realm" presented by Max Swietnicki. A two player competitive card game heavily focused on deckbuilding and strategy. Players will compete to destroy each other's Obelisk using a deck composed of powerful creatures and spells. Creatures are played on a grid alongside the Obelisks, and players must utilize clever positioning, along with their Obelisk's unique abilities to use their cards to their fullest potential. Sunday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 3 seats left.

[FILLED] B822: [BETA TEST] "The Shared Dream" by ODAM Publishing LLC; presented by Matthew Tarulli. A cooperative board game that combines the storytelling of ODAM Publishing's Of Dreams and Magic RPG with the strategy of a board game. In a modern world where magic is real and dream come alive, the players awaken to find that they have all had the same nightmare the night before. Even worse, elements of that nightmare are coming to life in the real world with deadly consequences. Players are guided through individual storylines while managing their resources to complete a shared objective. The Shared Dream is a game of risk versus reward and time management, as the more resources a player uses to grow in power, the more dangerous the board becomes. Sunday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.

[FILLED] R823: [ALPHA TEST] "Mirrorlands" by Magpie Games; presented by Brendan Conway. A post-apocalyptic muppet punk game. The mirror shattered and everything changed. Red crystal deserts creep through the stormy expanse between shards of land and you, the Dreamers, have set out to explore this fractured land and help others carve out a new way of life. Sunday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. There are 0 seats left.


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