U-Con Gaming Convention November 11-13, 2016, Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Board and Card Games

Friday

7p

5783 Castle Panic, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-9p. Can you work with your friends to defend your Castle against the horde, or will the Monsters tear down your Walls and destroy the precious Castle Towers? You will all win or lose together, but in the end only one player will be declared the Master Slayer! Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

8p

5160 Archer: The Danger Zone: You Better Call Kenny Loggins, Because You're in the Danger Zone, GM: John Patrick, 8 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-10p. Lana. Lana... LAAAAANNNNNNNAAAAAA! Do you have what it takes to become the top agent at the International Secret Intelligence Service? Take control of the various members of the Archer cast, as you all compete to get the upper hand by using a combination of personal insults and ego boosts. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 304. $1.50

9p

5784 Road Kill Rally, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 9p-11p. As a driver in the Road-Kill Rally, you are racing against opponents eager to destroy you with guns, rockets, and flame throwers. But the big points come from scoring pedestrians: running them over or blasting them out of the road. After all, you have three billion viewers to satisfy. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

5999 War of the Ring: Battle of the Five Armies - CANCELLED, GM: Shiloh Christie, 0 players, No XP/Complex, Friday 9p-12a. The Battle of Five Armies is a standalone game based on the rules for War of the Ring, which is from the same designers, but with the rules modified to function on a tactical level as they describe a smaller battle rather than the entire war. Based on the climax of JRR Tolkien's novel The Hobbit, the hosts of the Elven King, the Dwarves of Dain Ironfoot, and the Men of the Lake are pitted against a horde of Wolves, Goblins and Bats. Will Gandalf turn the tide for the Free Peoples? Will the Eagles arrive, or Beorn come to the rescue? Or will Bilbo the Hobbit perish in a last stand on Ravenhill? This game features a board representing the Eastern and Southern spurs of the Lonely Mountain and the valley they encircle, as well as a number of plastic figures representing troops, heroes and monsters. Ares Games plans to expand the Battles game-system to include expansions for other battles from the Third Age of Middle-earth, such as the Siege of Gondor, and the assault of Saruman against Rohan. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 424. $3.00

10p

6005 Club Deviants, GM: David Thomas, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 10p-12a. This is a tactical game set in Nether-burn Preparatory Academy. The club Deviants have decided to plague the world with their evil games of manipulation and murder to prove they are the intellectual superior of all other. But there is Hope! Because, the Good Samaritans are on the job to catch these deviants and lock them away for good. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 101. $1.50

Saturday

9a

6004 Club Deviants, GM: Ollie Washington, 10 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-1p. This is a tactical game made for 1-10. Players set in Nether-burn Preparatory Academy. The club Deviants have decided to plague the world with their evil games of manipulation and murder to prove they are the intellectual superior of all others. But there is hope because the Good Samaritans are on the job to catch these deviants and lock them away for good. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 411. $3.00

2p

5310 Imperial - CANCELLED, GM: Mark Brehob, 4 players, Some XP/Complex, Saturday 2p-6p. Setting: Europe in the age of Imperialism. International investors try to achieve the greatest influence in Europe. With their bonds, they control the politics of the six imperial nations: Austria-Hungary, Italy, France, Great Britain, the German Empire, and Russia. The nations erect factories, build fleets, and deploy armies. The investors watch as their nations expand, wage wars, levy taxes, and collect the proceeds. Since the European nations are under the shifting influence of different investors, new strategic alliances and conflicts arise between them again and again! Each player represents an international investor. Only he who succeeds in increasing his capital and gaining influence in the most powerful European nations will win the imperial competition. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 306. $3.00

5836 Gyrating Hamsters, GM: Alex Host, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-3p. Gyrating Hamsters - The casual card game your party is missing. Hilarious hamsters, surprising strategy and suspenseful chaos in a box. Battles included! Face off in a 30 minute race to build hilarious hamster clans with hamsters like Houdini, Hibachi, Hardcore, and more! Gyrating Hamsters is a 2-4 player game with high risk, high reward elements. Unreleased and needs play testers. Becoming "Battle Ready" is your first priority. Choosing to battle could push you to victory or leave you whimpering in defeat! Players start with 3 Hamsters and aim to build up their hamster population or tear opponents down through strategic card selections. With 3 ways to win, which strategy will you choose? Choose to play a Clan Hamster like the Hibachi Hamster, or induce total chaos and attack your friends with the Houdini Hamster! Feeling down and out? Play special actions to draw additional cards and hope the Hamster Hurricane will sweep away the competition! You’ll find that nothing is safe in Gyrating Hamsters. Well, except the Gyrating Hamster! This version of Gyrating Hamsters is a blend of our family friendly and adult version. Recommended ages 16 and up. Find out more at www.gyratinghamsters.com or www.facebook.com/gyratinghamsters. Gyrate On! Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 221. Free!

4p

5785 Road Kill Rally, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. As a driver in the Road-Kill Rally, you are racing against opponents eager to destroy you with guns, rockets, and flame throwers. But the big points come from scoring pedestrians: running them over or blasting them out of the road. After all, you have three billion viewers to satisfy. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

5842 Gyrating Hamsters, GM: Alex Host, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-5p. Gyrating Hamsters - The casual card game your party is missing. Hilarious hamsters, surprising strategy and suspenseful chaos in a box. Battles included! Face off in a 30 minute race to build hilarious hamster clans with hamsters like Houdini, Hibachi, Hardcore, and more! Gyrating Hamsters is a 2-4 player game with high risk, high reward elements. Unreleased and needs play testers. Becoming "Battle Ready" is your first priority. Choosing to battle could push you to victory or leave you whimpering in defeat! Players start with 3 Hamsters and aim to build up their hamster population or tear opponents down through strategic card selections. With 3 ways to win, which strategy will you choose? Choose to play a Clan Hamster like the Hibachi Hamster, or induce total chaos and attack your friends with the Houdini Hamster! Feeling down and out? Play special actions to draw additional cards and hope the Hamster Hurricane will sweep away the competition! You’ll find that nothing is safe in Gyrating Hamsters. Well, except the Gyrating Hamster! This version of Gyrating Hamsters is a blend of our family friendly and adult version. Recommended ages 16 and up. Find out more at www.gyratinghamsters.com or www.facebook.com/gyratinghamsters. Gyrate On! Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 221. Free!

7p

5789 Star Trek: Five Year Mission, GM: Mark Kloha (Amorphous Blob), 7 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-9p. Your 5 year mission aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise is ready to begin. You choose the classic Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 or the Star Trek: The Next Generation NCC-1701-D. ALERT! You and your fellow crewmates must cooperate to resolve dangerous situations that threaten to destroy your ship. If you fail, you all lose. Solving threats is the way you score points for your crew and win the game. Each crewmate has a unique ability. These abilities can help the team solve alerts. Use your skills wisely, to give your crew the best chance at success. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 202. $1.50

8p

5843 Gyrating Hamsters, GM: Alex Host, 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-9p. Gyrating Hamsters - The casual card game your party is missing. Hilarious hamsters, surprising strategy and suspenseful chaos in a box. Battles included! Face off in a 30 minute race to build hilarious hamster clans with hamsters like Houdini, Hibachi, Hardcore, and more! Gyrating Hamsters is a 2-4 player game with high risk, high reward elements. Unreleased and needs play testers. Becoming "Battle Ready" is your first priority. Choosing to battle could push you to victory or leave you whimpering in defeat! Players start with 3 Hamsters and aim to build up their hamster population or tear opponents down through strategic card selections. With 3 ways to win, which strategy will you choose? Choose to play a Clan Hamster like the Hibachi Hamster, or induce total chaos and attack your friends with the Houdini Hamster! Feeling down and out? Play special actions to draw additional cards and hope the Hamster Hurricane will sweep away the competition! You’ll find that nothing is safe in Gyrating Hamsters. Well, except the Gyrating Hamster! This version of Gyrating Hamsters is a blend of our family friendly and adult version. Recommended ages 16 and up. Find out more at www.gyratinghamsters.com or www.facebook.com/gyratinghamsters. Gyrate On! Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 221. Free!

10p

5844 CANCELLED Gyrating Hamsters, GM: Alex Host, 0 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10p-11p. Gyrating Hamsters - The casual card game your party is missing. Hilarious hamsters, surprising strategy and suspenseful chaos in a box. Battles included! Face off in a 30 minute race to build hilarious hamster clans with hamsters like Houdini, Hibachi, Hardcore, and more! Gyrating Hamsters is a 2-4 player game with high risk, high reward elements. Unreleased and needs play testers. Becoming "Battle Ready" is your first priority. Choosing to battle could push you to victory or leave you whimpering in defeat! Players start with 3 Hamsters and aim to build up their hamster population or tear opponents down through strategic card selections. With 3 ways to win, which strategy will you choose? Choose to play a Clan Hamster like the Hibachi Hamster, or induce total chaos and attack your friends with the Houdini Hamster! Feeling down and out? Play special actions to draw additional cards and hope the Hamster Hurricane will sweep away the competition! You’ll find that nothing is safe in Gyrating Hamsters. Well, except the Gyrating Hamster! This version of Gyrating Hamsters is a blend of our family friendly and adult version. Recommended ages 16 and up. Find out more at www.gyratinghamsters.com or www.facebook.com/gyratinghamsters. Gyrate On! Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 221. Free!

Miniatures

Friday

8p

5309 Malifaux: Mailfaux Get Together, GM: David Reynolds, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 8p-10p. Do you play Mailfaux or are interested in starting? Want to meet and connect with other players? Perhaps stay in touch to game beyond U-Con? Come by, bring your 50 soul stone crew or borrow one provided and join in a game. Play boards and terrain will be set up before hand. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 402. $1.50

Role Playing

Friday

9a

5170 Paragraph System: Merlinspawn, GM: David Vandenabeele, 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 9a-2p. Merlinspawn is set in Victorian England in 1876. Three or four generations ago, Merlin of Camelot returned to London, and magic came with him. Hand in hand with that, revolutions in industry and science began. In the century since this flowering, the world now sees alchemists and diviners working for Scotland Yard. Magical courses being taught at prominent universities, and feats of invention that seem almost magical themselves are becoming visible, if not commonplace. To keep the realm safe, Queen Victoria and her representatives have gathered together people of diverse talents. You are one of these heroes. Perhaps you are a gentle adventurer, possessing mundane skills honed to incredible levels. The gift of magic may be yours to command. You may be a being of legend, gifted (or cursed) with abilities that make you more (and perhaps less) than human. Invention and science may be your gift - or your curse, if what you create works only in your hands. So far, I have among our PC cast a golem, a shapeshifter, several immortals of various stripes, two or three half or full-blooded Fey, more than a few "mundane" adventurers, a handful of magicians with various specialties, a pair of mediums - each with their own relationship with the spirits of the dead, and a few scientists - an animator, a master of etheric engines, and a four-armed cyborg who cheats at cards. Adults Only (18+) Conference B Table 1. $3.00

5648 Call of Cthulhu 7th ed: Dead Borders, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 9a-1p. A locked room. A dead body. Can a group of investigators solve this seemingly bizarre murder? An introduction for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition. GM: Mike Caldwell. Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 1. $3.00

10a

5159 Cortex Plus: Affects of the Void (ep 2), GM: Laura Hamel, 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10a-2p. Sequel to "The Way We Were" from U-Con 2014. Imprisoned in a government facility on a remote planet for supposed (or actual) crimes, you have been the subject of experiments verging on torture. Having escaped, you and your fellow fugitives are stuck in a remote system. This universe is a mashup of Firefly, Cowboy Bebop, and Farscape. Adults Only (18+) Seminar 4. $3.00

5662 Netherstorm: A Dark and Stormy Night, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 10a-2p. A group of adventurers find themselves caught in a torrential rainstorm. With the temperature dropping and the winds increasing they will need to find shelter fast. Just when it looks like disaster is around the corner the party spots a house in the woods, with light coming out of the windows. The house is warm, dry, and is obviously occupied. But it is the middle of the night, so where is everyone... GM: Cris Frank. Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 3. $3.00

3p

5168 Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition: The Derelict - CANCELLED, GM: Walter Schirmacher, 0 players, No XP/Average, Friday 3p-7p. Despite the concerns and worries of life, a final voyage is being made on the luxury yacht Delilah, taking the vessel from America to its new owner in England. What promises to be a pleasurable journey across the ocean descends into a desperate struggle for survival. Adults Only (18+) Conference B Table 3. $3.00

5427 Hero System: Champions of Justice 2016: Star Gate Lucha One, GM: Robert Dorf, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 3p-7p. Welcome to the psychotronic world of Lucha Cinema! The opening of a mysterious gate hidden beneath an Aztec pyramid unleashes a terrible menace! Only the Champions of Justice can save the world! Adults Only (18+) Conference B Table 2. $3.00

5559 NOVA6: Novapunk, GM: Shane Harsch, 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 3p-7p. Bottle, bottle, who's got the bottle? You meet a very disturbed man who hires you as bodyguards on a business deal. Bottle, bottle, what's in the bottle? And why are some people willing to kill for it? No deposit, no return. Run the shadows of the Sixth Age in this urban cyberfantasy adventure, set in the world of Shadowrun. Powered by NOVA6 -- more action, less rules, and a sharper edge than your favorite synthehol -- http://goo.gl/83hrXU Adults Only (18+) Conference G Table 1. $3.00

7p

5171 Paragraph System: Merlinspawn, GM: David Vandenabeele, 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 7p-12a. Merlinspawn is set in Victorian England in 1876. Three or four generations ago, Merlin of Camelot returned to London, and magic came with him. Hand in hand with that, revolutions in industry and science began. In the century since this flowering, the world now sees alchemists and diviners working for Scotland Yard. Magical courses being taught at prominent universities, and feats of invention that seem almost magical themselves are becoming visible, if not commonplace. To keep the realm safe, Queen Victoria and her representatives have gathered together people of diverse talents. You are one of these heroes. Perhaps you are a gentle adventurer, possessing mundane skills honed to incredible levels. The gift of magic may be yours to command. You may be a being of legend, gifted (or cursed) with abilities that make you more (and perhaps less) than human. Invention and science may be your gift - or your curse, if what you create works only in your hands. So far, I have among our PC cast a golem, a shapeshifter, several immortals of various stripes, two or three half or full-blooded Fey, more than a few "mundane" adventurers, a handful of magicians with various specialties, a pair of mediums - each with their own relationship with the spirits of the dead, and a few scientists - an animator, a master of etheric engines, and a four-armed cyborg who cheats at cards. Adults Only (18+) Conference B Table 1. $3.00

5661 D&D (5e): We Love Bards, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 7p-11p. You are apart of a traveling group of bards. Getting gigs from town to town, eventually you make it to Redfield. Not a big town, but every town wants someone to come and tell a story. Soon you'll find out, this town has a story to tell you. GM: Greg Stoike Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 7. $3.00

5664 Call of Cthulhu 6th Edition: Grand Manan Part One, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 7p-11p. The year is 1993 and a group of paranormal investigators are trying to keep their low budget television show afloat. A letter arrives from someone on the Island of Grand Manan begging for their assistance. This could be the chance to save the show and prove once and for all the existence of paranormal activity! Now all that has to be done is to get to Grand Manan Island… Grand Manan is an epic three part Call of Cthulhu experience unlike any other. The players will not only play Call of Cthulhu but explore the scenario through intense visceral props and a heavy dose of atmosphere. GM: Cris Frank Adults Only (18+) Seminar 3. $3.00

5668 Star Wars Force and Destiny: Star Wars After Dark: A Cheegle's Tale, GM: We Hate Bards, 5 players, No XP/Average, Friday 7p-11p. Experience the seedier side of the Star Wars universe in this one-shot adventure following a little Cheegle named Mieu and his friends, in his life as a dancer and "escort". GM: Aaron Connell Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 2. $3.00

8p

5214 Cortex Plus: The Nature of Revenge (ep 3), GM: Laura Hamel, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-12a. Imprisoned in a government facility on a remote planet for supposed (or actual) crimes, you were the subject of illegal experiments with a new biotechnology. Now, it's time to deliver retribution to those who have wronged you. A space opera story of revenge, and finale to "The Way We Were" series, set in the near future with jumpgate technology and governments run by interstellar corporations. It is helpful if you have played previous episodes, but not necessary. Adults Only (18+) Seminar 4. $3.00

5215 Call of Cthulhu/Delta Green: A Night at the PA Opera, GM: Dean Norman (Matinee Adventures), 6 players, Some XP/Average, Friday 8p-12a. The mysterious death of a member of a Delta Green agent's family has prompted "A" cell to send out additional assets. "G" and "P" cells are sent to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to investigate this incident and deal with it as they see fit. This is a mature event, with adult themes and language. Adults Only (18+) Conference H Table 1. $3.00

5526 D&D 5e: Fort Carnage, GM: Denny Edwards, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-12a. An indignant gnome jester builds clockwork assassins and insidious traps to brutally murder the duke and nearly all living souls at a remote outpost in a frontier forest. Ten years later the orphans of that massacre return to seek justice - or perhaps revenge. Soon they discover the lingering evil of the bloodied fort has drawn something much darker and more terrible than the ghosts of their past. A D&D 5th edition adventure for 4-6 5th level PCs (provided). Adult-content. Adults Only (18+) Conference G Table 3. $3.00

10p

5990 CANCELLED - Follow: A new one-shot Storytelling Game, GM: Rocko George, 0 players, Some XP/Average, Friday 10p-12a. In Follow, by Ben Robbins, we create characters and tell the story of our great Quest together. Our choices are important, and will determine our fate. Players (and our characters) vote to determine the outcome of our actions, and luck plays a role too. Will our Fellowship succeed or fail? Will we live to see it? Where will our lives take us afterward? Only time, and The Stones, will tell. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 422. $1.50

Saturday

9a

5172 Paragraph System: Merlinspawn, GM: David Vandenabeele, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9a-2p. Merlinspawn is set in Victorian England in 1876. Three or four generations ago, Merlin of Camelot returned to London, and magic came with him. Hand in hand with that, revolutions in industry and science began. In the century since this flowering, the world now sees alchemists and diviners working for Scotland Yard. Magical courses being taught at prominent universities, and feats of invention that seem almost magical themselves are becoming visible, if not commonplace. To keep the realm safe, Queen Victoria and her representatives have gathered together people of diverse talents. You are one of these heroes. Perhaps you are a gentle adventurer, possessing mundane skills honed to incredible levels. The gift of magic may be yours to command. You may be a being of legend, gifted (or cursed) with abilities that make you more (and perhaps less) than human. Invention and science may be your gift - or your curse, if what you create works only in your hands. So far, I have among our PC cast a golem, a shapeshifter, several immortals of various stripes, two or three half or full-blooded Fey, more than a few "mundane" adventurers, a handful of magicians with various specialties, a pair of mediums - each with their own relationship with the spirits of the dead, and a few scientists - an animator, a master of etheric engines, and a four-armed cyborg who cheats at cards. Adults Only (18+) Conference B Table 1. $3.00

5428 Prowlers and Paragons: Asian Cinematic Superheroes 2017, GM: Robert Dorf, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-1p. Experience the action packed world of Asian Cinematic Superheroes, powered by the new Prowlers and Paragons game system! 500 years ago the Demon Beasts were imprisoned! Now they have broken free, and it's up to Asia's Greatest Superheroes to save the Human world! Adults Only (18+) Conference F Table 4. $3.00

10a

5663 No One Gets Out of Here Alive: CoC Homebrew: The Last Days of Sunny Acres, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 10a-2p. You work or volunteer of Senior Angles, a older adult advocacy agency, and you have got a problem. There has been a fire at Glenden Oaks retirement community, making the place uninhabitable. You've found a place for most to go but there are a few still left that need a temporary home. You have heard of an out of the way place out in the country with a not great reputation, but it should only be for a night or two till beds open up elsewhere. Everything should be fine, so why is no one answering the door? GM: Cris Frank. Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 7. $3.00

2p

5653 Leverage: The Columbia Job, GM: We Hate Bards, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-6p. The Leverage crew is approached by local Boston city councilman Patrick Gibson, who tells them that his daughter has recently been tricked into joining a cult, and is now being held prisoner. It's up to the team to rescue Gibson's daughter and stop the cult once and for all, before they move onto their final, terrifying goal. GM: Ben Curtis. Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 4. $3.00

5705 Call of Cthulhu 7th ed: Dead Borders, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-6p. A locked room. A dead body. Can a group of investigators solve this seemingly bizarre murder? An introduction for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition. GM: Mike Caldwell. Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 1. $3.00

5706 D&D (5e): We Love Bards, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-6p. You are apart of a traveling group of bards. Getting gigs from town to town, eventually you make it to Redfield. Not a big town, but every town wants someone to come and tell a story. Soon you'll find out, this town has a story to tell you. GM: Greg Stoike Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 2. $3.00

5961 Delta Green RPG: Last Things Last, GM: Jason Fritz, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-6p. Clyde Baughman was an active Delta Green agent from 1967 to 1970, and an infrequent Friendly during the late Nineties. Four days ago he died of a massive heart attack while at home, in his apartment. Delta Green has learned of this and has tasked the nearest available agents with conducting a sweep of his apartment to remove any and all evidence of the organization. Adults Only (18+) Conference B Table 3. $3.00

3p

5779 Fiasco: Dysfunctions and Dragons, GM: Alan Terlep, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 3p-6p. Game night gets...complicated. Before the players are done, there may be heartbreak, bloodshed, and pillaging, and not just in the game! Fiasco is "the game of powerful ambition and poor impulse control," and who fits that description better than gamers? This is a Fiasco playset set at a D&D game night. Players build a web of relationships and conflicts, then take turns telling the story of your characters. As the game progresses, the players take turns telling the story, with a bit of randomness thrown in for good measure. Adults Only (18+) Conference B Table 1. $3.00

7p

5173 Paragraph System: Merlinspawn, GM: David Vandenabeele, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 7p-12a. Merlinspawn is set in Victorian England in 1876. Three or four generations ago, Merlin of Camelot returned to London, and magic came with him. Hand in hand with that, revolutions in industry and science began. In the century since this flowering, the world now sees alchemists and diviners working for Scotland Yard. Magical courses being taught at prominent universities, and feats of invention that seem almost magical themselves are becoming visible, if not commonplace. To keep the realm safe, Queen Victoria and her representatives have gathered together people of diverse talents. You are one of these heroes. Perhaps you are a gentle adventurer, possessing mundane skills honed to incredible levels. The gift of magic may be yours to command. You may be a being of legend, gifted (or cursed) with abilities that make you more (and perhaps less) than human. Invention and science may be your gift - or your curse, if what you create works only in your hands. So far, I have among our PC cast a golem, a shapeshifter, several immortals of various stripes, two or three half or full-blooded Fey, more than a few "mundane" adventurers, a handful of magicians with various specialties, a pair of mediums - each with their own relationship with the spirits of the dead, and a few scientists - an animator, a master of etheric engines, and a four-armed cyborg who cheats at cards. Adults Only (18+) Conference B Table 1. $3.00

5647 Call of Cthulhu 6th ed.: The Ride Home, GM: We Hate Bards, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 7p-11p. A group of friends riding home from a convention are met with tragedy. Now with the temperature dropping they will have to find shelter and contact help. Maybe that farmhouse can help and they seem to have power. This night could not get any worse. GM: Mike Caldwell Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 1. $3.00

5651 Call of Cthulhu 6th Edition: Dark Temptations, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, Some XP/Average, Saturday 7p-11p. It's a good old fashioned monster-of-the-week style horror game! A series of gruesome murders plague the city of Chicago, and local authorities are starting to get desperate for answers. They have called some of the premier forensic investigators and strategic masterminds together in the hopes that someone will be able to finally discover the clue that breaks the case. I'm sure it won't be some horrible Lovecraftian nightmare creature, so don't worry about that! Find clues, solve the mystery and apprehend the culprit on this edition of Call of Cthulhu! GM: Ben Curtis Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 4. $3.00

5655 D&D 3.5: The Wizard Whudunit, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 7p-11p. The Wizard Whudunit is old, powerful, and most of all, bored. You have been assembled to relieve his boredom. Can you survive what Whudunit has in store for you: clever traps, strange and dangerous monsters, and above all, puns? GM: Ryan Veneklase Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 6. $3.00

5665 Call of Cthulhu 6th Edition: Grand Manan Part Two, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 7p-11p. The second part of the three part epic Call of Cthulhu Grand Manan scenario. Grand Manan is an epic three part Call of Cthulhu experience unlike any other. The players will not only play Call of Cthulhu but explore the scenario through intense visceral props and a heavy dose of atmosphere. GM: Cris Frank. Adults Only (18+) Seminar 3. $3.00

8p

5163 Serenity: Love for Sale, GM: Tom Prevendoski (Matinee Adventures), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-12a. Carrying suspicious cargo is nothing new to you. Everyone has merchandise that they want transported under the Alliance's detection. But what's in these boxes is bizarre, even for you. The payoff for this job will be very high. Just keep your head, and nothing will go wrong. Adults Only (18+) Conference B Table 4. $3.00

5430 Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC): Three Nights in the Glurbbwood, GM: Clayton Williams, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 8p-12a. A wealthy merchant has lost a caravan that was carrying numerous goods, treasures, and family heirlooms. He asks that you find and return to him a sealed jade box. The rest of the goods and treasures you can keep. The caravan was last seen heading down the old road into the Glurbbwood swamp. Come journey into the Glurbbwood, surely nothing outrageous lurks here! Adults Only (18+) Conference E Table 6. $3.00

5693 Golden Age Champions: Neuschwabenland, GM: Darren Watts, 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 8p-12a. The Germans have been defeated, Berlin has fallen and Hitler himself has committed suicide. But the events of the last adventure have clued the Defenders in that the Third Reich's final blow has not yet fallen. Adults Only (18+) Seminar 2. $4.00

5962 Delta Green RPG: Sentinels of Twilight, GM: Jason Fritz, 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 8p-12a. Something is taking people from national parks, and it might not be precisely human. Since the inception of the National Park System, over 1,100 people have been reported missing, many of them children. Half the time, the children are found --usually miles from where they vanished, often with no shoes or other clothing; the rest are found dead. Some are never found at all. Adults Only (18+) Conference B Table 3. $3.00

10p

5991 Microscope: the Storytelling Game of Epic History!, GM: Rocko George, 3 players, Some XP/Average, Saturday 10p-12a. Learn to play Microscope, where anything is possible. Play a history that spans millions of years, or a single tragic day. Delve into the childhood memories of your two favorite characters, or perhaps become them as they fight to the death. Save the city, watch planets explode, play with magic and science, and find out how the universe was created. Board gamers and role-players alike will all have a wild time with Microscope. It is a hybrid storytelling system: a wonderful mixture of role playing and board game mechanics played without a GM. For those who enjoy massive world building, history creation, character development, and much more. It can be played as a one-shot or over many sessions, or can be added to any other rpg system to super-charge new games. A great tool for GMs who want their rpgs to be more exciting and players to be fully invested. Come learn how to play! Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 301. $1.50

Sunday

9a

5174 Paragraph System: Merlinspawn, GM: David Vandenabeele, 5 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 9a-2p. Merlinspawn is set in Victorian England in 1876. Three or four generations ago, Merlin of Camelot returned to London, and magic came with him. Hand in hand with that, revolutions in industry and science began. In the century since this flowering, the world now sees alchemists and diviners working for Scotland Yard. Magical courses being taught at prominent universities, and feats of invention that seem almost magical themselves are becoming visible, if not commonplace. To keep the realm safe, Queen Victoria and her representatives have gathered together people of diverse talents. You are one of these heroes. Perhaps you are a gentle adventurer, possessing mundane skills honed to incredible levels. The gift of magic may be yours to command. You may be a being of legend, gifted (or cursed) with abilities that make you more (and perhaps less) than human. Invention and science may be your gift - or your curse, if what you create works only in your hands. So far, I have among our PC cast a golem, a shapeshifter, several immortals of various stripes, two or three half or full-blooded Fey, more than a few "mundane" adventurers, a handful of magicians with various specialties, a pair of mediums - each with their own relationship with the spirits of the dead, and a few scientists - an animator, a master of etheric engines, and a four-armed cyborg who cheats at cards. Adults Only (18+) Conference B Table 1. $3.00

5516 Empire of the Petal Throne: Deep in the Jakllan Underworld, GM: Victor Raymond, 8 players, Some XP/Average, Sunday 9a-1p. Word has arrived in your Temple of the potential discovery of the Tomb of Mnekshetra, the lover of Queen Nayari of the Silken Thighs, who was the great and terrible ruler of the ancient Bednalljan Dynasty. You and your companions have been dispatched deep into the Underworld beneath Jakalla to investigate this rumor and verify the resting place of Nayari's lover. This is an event for more experienced players in the World of Tekumel, as originally published by TSR in 1975! Adults Only (18+) Conference E Table 1. $3.00

5710 Call of Cthulhu 7th ed: Dead Borders, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 9a-1p. A locked room. A dead body. Can a group of investigators solve this seemingly bizarre murder? An introduction for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition. GM: Mike Caldwell. Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 1. $3.00

10a

5666 Call of Cthulhu 6th Edition: Grand Manan Part Three, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 10a-2p. The conclusion to the three part epic Call of Cthulhu Grand Manan scenario. Grand Manan is an epic three part Call of Cthulhu experience unlike any other. The players will not only play Call of Cthulhu but explore the scenario through intense visceral props and a heavy dose of atmosphere. GM: Cris Frank. Adults Only (18+) Seminar 2. $3.00

5713 D&D 3.5: The Wizard Whudunit, GM: We Hate Bards, 6 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 10a-2p. The Wizard Whudunit is old, powerful, and most of all bored. You have been assembled to relieve his boredom. Can you survive what the Wizard Whudunit has in store for you: clever traps, strange and dangerous monsters, and above all puns. GM: Ryan Veneklase. Adults Only (18+) Conference C Table 6. $3.00

2p

5158 Cortex Plus: The Nature of Revenge (ep 3), GM: Laura Hamel, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-6p. Imprisoned in a government facility on a remote planet for supposed (or actual) crimes, you were the subject of illegal experiments with a new biotechnology. Now, it's time to deliver retribution to those who have wronged you. A space opera story of revenge, and finale to "The Way We Were" series, set in the near future with jumpgate technology and governments run by interstellar corporations. It is helpful if you have played previous episodes, but not necessary. Adults Only (18+) Seminar 4. $3.00

5418 D&D 5e: Dravakor: Burn the World Free, GM: Kurt Garwood, 6 players, Some XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-6p. Set in the heavy metal fantasy world of Hausek, you play a group of doomed and desperate rebels fighting their last stand against the dark forces of an evil emperor. You can take on the roles of renegade dravakor, fighting for the freedom of a world you once helped enslave. Or perhaps you'd rather play brave human adventurers, facing off against an enemy more brutal than you can imagine. Whatever your decision, you face an ferocious fight against impossible odds. Will you burn the world free, or go down in a blaze of glory? Pregens provided. Adults Only (18+) Conference H Table 8. $3.00

5992 Follow: A new one-shot Storytelling Game, GM: Rocko George, 4 players, Some XP/Average, Sunday 2p-4p. In Follow, by Ben Robbins, we create characters and tell the story of our great Quest together. Our choices are important, and will determine our fate. Players (and our characters) vote to determine the outcome of our actions, and luck plays a role too. Will our Fellowship succeed or fail? Will we live to see it? Where will our lives take us afterward? Only time, and The Stones, will tell. Adults Only (18+) Ballroom Table 307. $1.50

Special Events

Friday

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

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!