Thursday Night Gaming

8:00 pm

Game Title:  Thursday Night Lucha!!
GM's Name: Chris Forster
Game Type: Board Game-2-8 Players
Description:  Luchador the Dice Game takes you closer to the ACTION THAN EVER. Pick your wrestler, throw some dice and become the RAPIER LUCHA CHAMPION!!! World Champion and Tag Champion are up for grabs.

Friday Gaming 

 One A 9:00am-11:00am   

Game Title: Axis and Allies Europe and Pacific
GM's Name:
Wade Emmons
Game Type:
BoardFight out the entirety of WWII using a large game board and beautiful miniatures. *This will be a two session game.
Number of Players: 6  

Game Title: Baltic Blitz
GM's Name:
Steve Askew
Game Type:
Board
The scenario takes place in August/September 1945. The Soviets have launched Operation Bagration, The Soviet 5th Guards Tank Army trying to cut off Army Group North. The German Third Army has rushed a Panzer Grenadier to a blocking position. The GrossDeutschland is debarking at Riga to reinforce the blocking force.

Game Title: Twilight Imperium 4th edition
GM's Name:  Hector de Jesus
Game Type: Board
Number of Players: Invitation Only
Description:   A multiple space conquest game of trade warfare, and politics for your race to rule the galaxy.  

An annual Rapier staple.  Spots will be limited so please contact me directly at Yellowspacemarine@gmail.com if you want to attend and reserve your spot.

Game Title:  Age of Steam
GM's Name: Dale Martin
Game Type: Board Game
Description:  Age of Steam relives the era when pioneering U.S. railroads built the tracks that transformed America's economy.
Number of Players: 3-6       This is a two session game.

 One B 11:00am-1:00pm

Game Title: Various prototype titles, see description, play to be organized as players talk with me
Lewis Pulsipher
Game Type: Board
Decription: I (Lew Pulsipher) have a table throughout the con for playtesting. Rather than schedule a particular game in a timeslot, which doesn't work very well, I'll try to organize play of whatever people want to try when they want to try it. Come to the table, have a look, let's talk games. (I'm 6'4 and NFL lineman size, glasses and mustache, easy to spot.) In case you don't know me, among my designs are Britannia, Doomstar, and Dragon Rage, and latest Hastings 1066 (Worthington) which will be released before the con. I've also written the book "Game Design" (McFarland 2012), and write the "Worlds of [RPG] Design" column for ENWorld.org. See also the long-running Game Design channel on YouTube.

The games (there's even one at the end that isn't a wargame):

Duel Britannia This will be published in the same box with a functionally unchanged reprint of second edition (Fantasy Flight Games) Britannia, by PSC Games in the UK, next year or in 2020. Duel is a new two player version with a new board. Both games will share plastic figures instead of cardboard pieces. Duel takes me 65-75 minutes playing solo. It is far along, testing now is for play balance, rules clarity, and player reaction. You don't need to have played Britannia to understand this game, which is also simpler than Brit.

Annihilation/DeathShips A cooperative space wargame for 1-4 players. Gigantic machines programmed to destroy all life have invaded the galaxy. Can you survive long enough that your research enables you to win? Even if you win you'll lose more than half the galaxy! 90-140 minutes depending on # players and on how it goes - if badly, you could lose in an hour!

Doomfleets A favorite from past Rapiers. This is freeform, chaotic "Britannia in outer space," unconstrained where Brit is highly constrained, up to five players striving to conquer (a significant part of) a spiral galaxy. Each player controls three or four species. 2-3 hours depending on number of players, and whether we try the smaller board.

Stalingrad 1942 Two player "Break the Line" game (my Hastings 1066 (Worthington) was the first). Using cards to represent units (and a virtual board on the table), a 45 minute (or less) game. Chance plays a strong part in the combat. This is about fighting in the city of Stalingrad itself. I "should" have some published copies of Hastings to try by then, as well.

Wizards' Rage You're a powerful wizard taking your minions into a newly-revealed dungeon, trying to loot it of treasure before the other wizards get to it, or trying to steal from the others before they get their treasure out of the dungeon. If you die, you lose! Spells, monsters, heroes, demons, trolls, elves, the lot. This game is essentially done, but I'm trying methods to reduce playing time. 1-2 hours? 2-5 players.

WW II Eastern Front This diceless two player block game is not a simulation, but a representation of the cauldron of warfare on the Eastern Front 1942-42. Less than 30 blocks a side, hex board. Playing time varies a lot, could be an hour, could be much less. Can be played by partners, there's even a (still rough) two player co-op version.

Manipulation A quick stock market game where you are an "oligarch", someone so rich you're OK with using underhanded or illegal methods to manipulate the stock market so you can get richer. The goal is still to buy low and sell high. 10-12 minutes per player, so the maximum (5) will take an hour.

I'll be at my table almost all of the con, trying to organize play of some of these games. This works better than scheduling a particular game in a specific timeslot. Don't register for a timeslot, instead come talk with me (Lew).
Number of Players: 1-5

 Two A 2:00pm-4:00pm

Game Title: Operation Field Test Part 1
GM's Name:
Mickey Barfield
Game Type:
RPG
Brief Description:
The agents are asked to travel to Russia to investigate a suspected experiment by the Daedalus group, a group of evil scientists who sell any vile experiment to the highest bidder. Come learn this easy to learn game set in a world of modern day espionage.
Number of Players:
5

Game Title: Jamie Peterson Formula D Memorial ******Rapier Racing Challenge*******
GM's Name:
Edgar Pabon
Game Type:
Board
Description:
Our dear friend Jamie Peterson made his final lap this August. Jamie played Formula D for many years, and this game is our way to say goodbye. We will race in Monaco and add acouple of things to remember the man by.
Number of Players:
10

Game Title: Terraforming Mars: The Tournament
GM's Name:
Chris Hollister
Description:
Play one of the hottest Board games out there in a two part tournament. There will even be a prize for the winner! This will last from session Two A through Three B.
Number of Players: Up to 15      

Game Title: Railways of the World
GM's Name: Dale Martin
Description:  Revisit the early days of the Age of Steam as you begin with a locomotive (the venerable John Bull, the first locomotive to run in North America) and a vision (your Tycoon "mission" card). From there, build your budding railroad network into a vast empire. Connect New York to Chicago, earn the most money, develop bigger and faster locomotives and maybe even span North America and build the Transcontinental Railway!
Number of Players: 6     This is a two session game.

 Two B 4:00pm-6:00pm

Game Title: Operation Field Test Part 2
GM's Name: Mickey Barfield
Game Type: RPG
Description: The agents are asked to travel to Russia to investigate a suspected experiment by the Daedalus group, a group of evil scientists who sell any vile experiment to the highest bidder. Come learn this easy to learn game set in a world of modern day espionage.
Number of Players: 5

Game Title:  Circus Imperium  *********Rapier Racing Challenge*********
GM's Name:  Mike Jones
Game Type: Board
Number of Players: 
2-12
Description: 
Circus Imperium is a tongue in cheek Chariot racing game in which players attempt to complete three circuits while keeping their drivers and chariots intact.  The main challenge is manuevering around the bends while attempting to disable or block your opponents..The game has some brief miniatures rules and provision for all sorts of carnage.  Manuevering cards also add a bit of randomness to the race.  Not for the serious strategist, but all in all a nice fun diversion.

Game Title: Betrayal at Baldur's Gate
GM's Name: Neil McLellan
Game Type: Board
Description: The shadow of Bhaal has come over Baldur's Gate, summoning monster and other horrors from the darkness! As you build and explore the iconic city's dark alleys and deadly catacombs, you must work with your fellow adventurers to survive the terrors ahead. That is, until some horrific evil turns one, or possibly more, of you against each other. Was it a mind flayer's psionic blast or the whisperings of a deranged ghost that caused your allies to tur traitor? You have no choice but to keep your enemies close! Based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill board game, in Betrayal at Baldur's Gate, you'll return to Baldur's Gate again and again, thanks to the fifty included scenarios, only to discover that it's never the same game twice. Can you and your party survive the madness, or will you surcumb to the mayhem and split (or slaughter!) the party?
Number of Players: 6

 Three A 8:00pm-10:00pm

Game Title: The Phantom Madness Part 1
GM's Name: Mickey Barfield
Game Type: RPG
Brief Description: The mages of the Hermtic Order are asked to look into someone who has been targeting Order members. Come learn this easy to learn game set in a modern day world of secret magic.
Number of Players: 5

Game Title: The Dead of Winter
GM's Name: Dean Kay
Game Type: Board
Description:   Play in this epic struggle for power and survival! Struggle through a harsh, post-apocalyptic winter. The survivors are all dealing with their own psychological imperatives, but must still find a way to work together to fight off outside threats, resolve crises, find food, and supplies, and keep the colony's morale up! 
Number of Players: 2-11

Game Title: Nemesis

GM's Name: Chip Coffey
Game Type: Board
Description: You wake up too early from your hibernation pod. One of your number has already been shredded, and a quick look at the data screen tells you that the ship is off course. And what is that sound?
Number of Players: 5

Game Title: The Gathering
GM's Name: Chris Forster
Game Type: RPG
Number of Players:  All places are taken
Description:  Midvalley and the remaining members of the Time Traveling Blues Band are back!  With the timeline reset and and dimensional wall shored up, it is time to once again go back on tour.  New band members with their secret pasts join the old crew with their baggage. Once more into the breach my dear friends.  Oh! and Nazi Deathtroopers are hunting you.  No big deal.

Game Title: The Colonists
GM's Name: Dale Martin
Game Type: Board
Description:  In The Colonists, each player is a mayor of a village and must develop their environment to gain room for new farmers, craftsmen, and citizens. The main goal of the game is full employment, so players must create new jobs, educate the people, and build new houses to increase their population. But resources are limited, and their storage leads to problems that players must deal with, while also not forgetting to upgrade their buildings. Players select actions by moving their mayor on a central board.
Number of Players: 4  This is a two session game.

 Three B 10:00pm - Midnight

Game Title: The Phantom Madness Part 2
GM's Name: Mickey Barfield
Game Type: RPG
Description: The mages of the Hermtic Order are asked to look into someone who has been targeting Order members. Come learn this easy to learn game set in a modern day world of secret magic.
Number of Players: 5