U-Con Gaming Convention November 11-13, 2016, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Role Playing, Card Games, Board Games, Miniatures, LARPs, Specialty Tracks, Exhibitors' Hall, Auction, and much more!

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Board and Card Games

Friday

6p

5753 Werewolf, Latitude 90, and Friends: Drop In, GM: Nick Keith, 40 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 6p-2a. Ghost Roadhouse and Full Moon Gaming join forces to bring you Werewolf, Ultimate, L90: The Origin, Resistance, One Night, and other deception games! $1.50 per 2 hours. Family Friendly (7+) Atrium. $1.50

Saturday

9a

5487 : 16th Annual Abstracts Tournament, GM: Clark Rodeffer, 24 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-1p. Come match wits with your opponents in various combinatorial strategy games. Most of the games can be learned and played to completion within 30 minutes. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 414-419. $3.00

1p

5716 Dominion: Rio Grande Sanctioned Dominion Tournament, GM: Scott Colcord, 27 players, Some XP/Average, Saturday 1p-11p. Please join us for the only officially sanctioned Dominion tournament in Michigan! Play in a series of custom-designed Kingdom sets drawing from every published Dominion set. All players receive promotional cards. The top finishers, after a series of Swiss-style rounds, will move on to an elimination stage. Bring your "A" game, and good luck! Sorry, "Play All Games" ribbons not accepted. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 416-425. $10.00

4p

6080 : 2016 Michigan State Nevermore Championship, GM: Edward Kabara (Envoy), 16 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-8p. A casual-style, card-drafting game in which you quickly build your hand each round, collecting cards you want and poisoning your opponent's hand by passing along cards you think they can't use. Whoever holds the most of a given suit, gains the power of that suit to attack, heal, acquire Light or Shadow magicks and score victory points. Will you transform all your rivals into ravens - or can they regain their human form in time to score enough victory to win? The winner of this tournament gets a trophy and moves up the chain towards the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 214. $1.50

6p

5774 Werewolf, Latitude 90, and Friends: Drop In, GM: Nick Keith, 40 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 6p-2a. Ghost Roadhouse and Full Moon Gaming join forces to bring you Werewolf, Ultimate, L90: The Origin, Resistance, One Night, and other deception games! $1.50 per 2 hours. Family Friendly (7+) Atrium. $1.50

8p

6081 : 2016 Michigan State Skull King Championship, GM: Edward Kabara (Envoy), 16 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-12a. A trick-taking game similar to Oh Hell!, Wizard, and Spades, with players needing to state how many tricks they think they'll win each round. Special cards can throw off your best efforts, however, so watch how others bid and play carefully. The winner of this tournament gets a trophy and moves up the chain towards the U.S. National Championship at Gen Con 2017. General Audience (13+) Ballroom Table 216. $1.50

Role Playing

Friday

8p

5190 Swords & Wizardry: Mythrus Tower, GM: Bill Webb, 15 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-1a. Bill Webb of Frog God Games brings the long-running Mythus Tower late night game to Detroit! Its been running for several years in Madison, Dallas and Seattle, as well as last year here. There is no school like the old school! Late Night Swords and Wizardry with grognard GM Bill Webb of Frog God Games. Travel back to the dawn of the game where character generation took 2 minutes (which is good, because you die a lot!), there was no such thing as a spot check, dwarves and elves were classes, not just races, and a +1 sword was a wonder! This is the 8th year in a row that Bill has run an event of this type at gaming conventions, and it's always late night affair. This year expect a dungeon crawl adventure where you better bring your imagination and your thinking cap. Starting at 8 pm and ending at 1 am (or later). Number of players is capped at 15 (plus invited guests for a total of 20 players). Bring dice and miniatures. You can roll up characters at the table. Rules will generally follow those in Swords and Wizardry Complete and Bill Webb's book of Dirty Tricks (available at the Frog God store--and the rulebook pdf is free!). All character generation is 3d6 in order, although stats cap at +1/-1 on bonus and penalty, and are thus, mostly irrelevant. Bill's games are well known for having high fatality rates and extremely difficult puzzles and traps. If you play in both sessions, experience points and treasure carry over to the next night. If you have a character from prior adventures you may continue play them here--if not just bring 3d6 and a d20 and you can make one at the table. Kids welcome, but it gets pretty late at night for little ones. Prizes awarded for a) first to die, b) MVP of session (as voted by players), c) most creative, d) best roleplayer and e) most number of kills (and other PCs count if its accidental)! Family Friendly (7+) Conference F Table 1-2. $4.00

5419 D&D 5e: U-Con Saves The World, GM: Kurt Garwood, 6 players, Some XP/Average, Friday 8p-12a. You were a bunch of ordinary Dungeons and Dragons players at U-Con who suddenly found yourselves responsible for unleashing dimensional forces and transforming Earth into a D&D realm. You must now save the world before it falls into the hands of terrible dark forces! General Audience (13+) Conference H Table 8. $3.00

Saturday

8p

5191 Swords & Wizardry: Tegel Manor: Judges Guild 40th Anniversary, GM: Bill Webb, 15 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-1a. Play in the dungeon I learned to play in! Tegel Manor came out in 1977 and was the first dungeon adventure I ever had. In honor of Judges Guild’s 40th anniversary, I will be deviating from my standard Mythus Tower game and running a slightly modified (by me) version of this old classic! Startling Statues and the infamous Rump Family awaits! This old time haunted house is an original masterpiece by Bob Bledsaw, one of the three men that inspired me to play the game. Fire up your clerics and holy water and prepare for lots of creepy encounters. Locate the inspiration for the Gazebo legends of the game! Just don’t make the house mad. Late Night Swords and Wizardry with grognard GM Bill Webb of Frog God Games. Travel back to the dawn of the game where character generation took 2 minutes (which is good, because you die a lot!), there was no such thing as a spot check, dwarves and elves were classes, not just races, and a +1 sword was a wonder! Starting at 8 pm and ending at 1 am (or later). Number of players is capped at 15 (plus invited guests for a total of 20 players). Bring dice and miniatures. You can roll up characters at the table. Rules will generally follow those in Swords and Wizardry Complete and Bill Webb's book of Dirty Tricks (available at the Frog God store--and the rulebook pdf is free!). All character generation is 3d6 in order, although stats cap at +1/-1 on bonus and penalty, and are thus, mostly irrelevant. You may bring your characters from Mythus Tower to play. If you play in both sessions, experience points and treasure carry over to the next night. If you have a character from prior adventures you may continue play them here--if not just bring 3d6 and a d20 and you can make one at the table. Family Friendly (7+) Conference F Table 1-2. $4.00

5202 Mutant Crawl Classics: OMG LAZOR DUNJIN!, GM: Adam Muszkiewicz, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-12a. In the post-apocalyptic wasteland that is Terra AD, your band of mutants, marauders and misfits band together to save your imperiled village from the blacklight Glowplague that emanates from the cursed LAZOR DUNJIN! Face off against the neon dreams of the ancients in an adventure that's equal part Rock'n'Bowl, Laser Zeppelin and TRON! General Audience (13+) Seminar 4. $3.00

Special Events

Friday

6p

5611 OSR: Old School Game Design Panel, GM: Ryan Thompson, 80 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 6p-8p. Join the OSR Track's Guest of Honor, Stacy Dellorfano, Industry Insider Brendan LaSalle, and special Guest Bill Webb along with the Drink, Spin, Run Podcast Crew and our OSR Track Coordinator as we discuss OSR Games Design and Aesthetic! From DCC Zines to polished Frog God Games and Goodman products, we will talk about it. What's more? In this roundtable discussion audience questions are welcome! As always, the OSR Track Panel will be recorded! Family Friendly (7+) Conference E. Free!

11p

5822 Happy Hour Mixer & Sentinels Look-a-like Costume Contest, GM: U-Con Staff, 30 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 11p-1a. Join some Guests of Honor and staff for drinks at the bar! Come dressed as your favorite Sentinels of the Multiverse character, or come to watch. The creator of the game will personally judge the best hero - or villain - or environment! - in this fun-packed exhibition of character lookalikes. Are you a dead ringer for Expatriette? Strong like Haka? Can you dominate like Baron Blade or take care of business like the Chairman? Bring your best costume, irony, or humorous take and compete for fabulous token prizes! Adults Only (18+) View Bar. Free!

Saturday

8a

5617 : ConTessa GM's Breakfast, GM: Stacy Dellorfano, 7 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8a-9a. It can be so hard to meet other women who play and run roleplaying games, so we try to add a social event to every one of the conventions we go to! Meet other women who play, run, and design games. Learn all about what we do at ConTessa, and Stacy, the founder, will be on hand to answer any questions or just chat! All women are welcome at this informal social beakfast panel! Family Friendly (7+) Hotel Restaurant. Free!

11a

5502 Auction: Item Submission, GM: U-Con Staff, 30 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11a-1p. No ticket needed. The auction itself running from 1pm to 3pm. We charge $1.00 or 10% of the winning bid, whichever is higher, per item sold. See auction event at 1pm for additional details. Auditorium 1. Free!

1p

5767 Auction, GM: U-Con Staff, 30 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 1p-3p. No ticket needed. Registration of items from 11am to 1pm. We charge $1.00 or 10% of the winning bid, whichever is higher, per item sold. Accounts will be allowed to anyone who states that they will attend the entire auction. No checks will be accepted. No photocopied materials will be sold. U-Con will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. No inspections of lots prior to or during the sale. All sales are final. Auditorium 1. Free!

11p

5823 Happy Hour Mixer , GM: U-Con Staff, 30 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 11p-1a. Join some Guests of Honor and staff for drinks at the bar! Adults Only (18+) View Bar. Free!

Sunday

8a

5773 : 7th Sea: Breakfast with John Wick, GM: John Wick, 15 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 8a-9a. Want to learn about 7th Sea directly from the creator? Join John Wick for breakfast and hear tales of game development, running campaigns, and how he hosted a very successful Kickstarter! (Note: everyone pays for their own breakfast.) Family Friendly (7+) Hotel Restaurant. Free!

2p

6006 Attendee Feedback Session / Volunteer Appreciation Social, GM: U-Con Staff, 30 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-3p. The first half hour is an opportunity for anyone to share impressions of U-Con. We are eager to hear your constructive critiques and suggestions, especially if you would like to help out and volunteer! During the second half hour, we invite those who volunteered to come by for some cookies and drinks. We'd like to thank you for all your hard work. The second half is for volunteers only. General Audience (13+) Atrium. Free!