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Welcome to the OrcaCon 2017 Schedule. We’re excited to present so many great games, panels, and workshops for you experience at OrcaCon. Once Ticket Registration is open, you’ll be able to purchase memberships to OrcaCon, which will give you access to this schedule. 

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Friday, January 13
 

12:00pm

Kicking off OrcaCon 2017!
The OrcaCon Board and Convention Staff welcome you to OrcaCon 2017. We'll talk about the creation of OrcaCon, the changes between last year and this year, along with some special shout outs about content and accessibility changes. 

We'll kick off the convention with a rockin' panel, and we'll be here to answer your questions about OrcaCon! 

Speakers
avatar for Donna Prior

Donna Prior

Executive Director, OrcaCon
Donna “Danicia” Prior is the Sparkly Princess of Social Media & Community Management. She is the Organized Play Coordinator for Catan Studios. Donna iss the Events Manager for Green Ronin Publishing and is the Executive Director of OrcaCon, the Inclusive Tabletop Games Convention in Everett, WA.  She is a gamer and a beer geek, often combining both hobbies while teaching new people to game and appreciate beer. She’s... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room

1:00pm

"Well, I'm not really a ... serious... gamer..."
The idea of a "serious" or "real" gamer is incredibly toxic. Let's talk about where we got the idea that one "type" of gamer is more valuable than any other. Then, let's brainstorm ideas about how to support and validate each other when invalidating voices sneak into our conversations. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Danielle Eden

Danielle Eden

Content Creator, Voices from the Void
Gamer. Activist. Passionate Introvert. I've enjoyed the privilege of exploring many facets of our wonderful geek culture. For 3 years I was heavily involved in the player and media community of the MMO Eve Online, hosting a podcasting, writing and producing in-character fiction, and hosting in-game and IRL events. For a year I was lucky enough to ride the convention circuit with We Love Fine as a press and convention assistant. These days I... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Frasier

Crystal Frasier

Developer, Paizo Publishing
Crystal Frasier is a writer, game developer, and graphic designer with eighteen years’ experience, best known for her work on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games and adventures. She strives to make games worlds where everyone can see themselves reflected. She is a survivor of both the Art Institute of Seattle and New College of Florida, and pulls heavy inspiration for her work from European, Central American, and African history as... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Panel Room

1:30pm

D&D Adventurer's League
The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games literally anywhere. Players use the fifth edition rules to create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League play is happening.

Please note: Every session on the OrcaCon Schedule has a beginner's adventure available for play, and includes pre-generated characters if you haven't made a character. Learn to play!

For sign ups, see the Adventurer's League Table outside Hoyt 1.  

session 1 


Friday January 13, 2017 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Hoyt

2:00pm

Making Your Name
How do you become visible in an increasingly swamped market? Writers, game designers, and freelancers have an increasing difficult struggle against obscurity. We can help.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Danielle Eden

Danielle Eden

Content Creator, Voices from the Void
Gamer. Activist. Passionate Introvert. I've enjoyed the privilege of exploring many facets of our wonderful geek culture. For 3 years I was heavily involved in the player and media community of the MMO Eve Online, hosting a podcasting, writing and producing in-character fiction, and hosting in-game and IRL events. For a year I was lucky enough to ride the convention circuit with We Love Fine as a press and convention assistant. These days I... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Panel Room

2:00pm

The Necropolis (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity seats available

A stone slab shifts unexpectedly, trapping the investigators in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Only then do the explorers discover that they might not be down here alone. Can you escape before doom rains down on you all? This mystery set in the classic H.P. Lovecraft 1930's immediately plunges investigators into danger and insanity. The under two-hour play time and introduction to the rules for 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG makes this perfect as a demo to the system, while also asking players to solve the mystery before death strikes again!

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: F-2pm-Garage-42

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Garage

2:00pm

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Return to the 90's with the first four seasons of BtVS as either the Big Bad or one of the Gang!

Your host is Marcus Evenstar. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: A-Everett-14

Moderators
avatar for Marcus Evenstar

Marcus Evenstar

I've been attending conventions for several decades as participant, volunteer, staff and/or GOH. Along with house-husband duties, I pursue various interests; comics & animation (American, European & Japanese), gaming (table-top & computer) & literature (fiction, historical and scientific). My current vocation is promoting Table-top Gaming as a Social Benefit. I like to talk about all kinds of things, sometimes far too much.

Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Click Click Boom
Limited Capacity seats available

See if you can outwit, and take-out, your friends in this fast-paced game of social bluffing and Russian roulette. The comical art keeps things light and funny, with rules that are quick to learn for any level of player.

Your host is Sean Epperson. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: A-Everett-28

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Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Another Superhero Card Game
Limited Capacity filling up

Create your own superhero character, or use one of our pre-gens. Fight crime, gather clues, and work your way up from the street to confront the supervillain.

This is a story-driven board RPG. Stop by and see what it's all about!

Your host is Tony R. Van Liew. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: A-Garage-73

Moderators
avatar for Tony R. Van Liew

Tony R. Van Liew

My hobby is designing games. "Crunchy" games. Games for people who like to think. Games that take an hour or more to play. My background is the SPI/Avalon Hill hex-and-counter era of the 70's, with a little 1st ed. D&D/T&T thrown in.

Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Garage

2:00pm

Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us for fast-paced steampunk pulp adventure in the Her Majesty's glorious Empire of Steam! Requires nothing more than a sense of derring-do and a pencil. And possibly cake. Everything's better with cake. And tea. Mmm, tea...

Your host is Lynne Hardy. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: A-Everett-02

Moderators
avatar for Lynne Hardy

Lynne Hardy

Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks
Although I trained as a biomedical research scientist and spent many years as a lecturer at a local further education college, I am now a full time freelance writer, editor, games designer & educator. | Over the years I've worked on many games, including SLA Industries, Dying Earth, Victoriana 3e, Achtung! Cthulhu (where I was the lead designer, writer & editor on their Kickstarter project), Katanas & Trenchcoats, 13th Age, and my... Read More →

Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Shadow of the Demon Lord
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Experience the horror and despair of the Demon Lord with the game's creator!

Your host is Robert J Schwalb. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: A-Everett-05

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Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Empire Builder
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Epic railroading through the USA. Draw your empire, pickup/deliver goods, collect your payout, repeat. Lots of fun. Good/destination cards are random, no dice; overall a low random dynamic.

Your host is Jeremy Roberts. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: A-Everett-25

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

13th Age Alliance
Limited Capacity seats available

Living dungeons! Flying cities! An empire at the edge of chaos! Come adventure in the 13th age, where sinister new enemies rise to challenge the ancient Dragon Empire, and old alliances will be put to the test. Your choices as players will provide the raw material for an improvised adventure, including who will be your allies, and who will be your foes. Will you face the Diabolist, calling forth vile demons from the Abyss? The new Orc Lord, who seeks to unite the warring tribes? The draconic Three, who rule a city-state of monsters? Or the Lich King, scheming in his grim island Necropolis? The choice is yours...

(13th Age Roleplaying Game with pregens).

Your host is Emily Westfall. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: A-Everett-07 

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Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Apocalypse the Risen: What's Cooking?
Limited Capacity seats available

Apocalypse the Risen is a post-apocalyptic fantasy horror roleplaying game set on Earth, twenty-five years after the fall of society in an event know as The Rise. Hunters of The Mill get more than they bargain for when word of wildfire spreads through the region. ​

Your host is Jason Stolberg. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 10.

Session ID: A-Garage-78

Moderators
avatar for Jason Stolberg

Jason Stolberg

Co-Founder, Chief Creative, Rusted Portal Games
Apocalypse the Risen, Pathfinder, D&D5E, sci-fi/fantasy media, and of course... burgers.

Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Garage

2:00pm

Blood and Lightning
Limited Capacity seats available

Play in this introductory adventure for the open gaming system 13th Age in which while on a journey to a magical location you must cope with an insane mutating traitor and a crippled dragon.

Pre-gen character sheets provided. Please bring dice.

Your host is Kamal Lombardi. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: A-Everett-11

Moderators
KJ

Kamal Josef Lombardi

I am an independent writer and wrote Mystic Alliances for Chaosium, Inc., a monograph for playing teenage characters in a near-modern COC based game setting. I am also a roleplaying games gamemaster and have run games at anime, science fiction, and gaming conventions for over 20 years. I enjoy talking at conventions about games, current and older science fiction, cyberpunk, films, comics, Japanese anime, and Doctor Who.

Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Castles & Crusades: The Maze
Limited Capacity seats available

You're not sure how you arrived here. You're standing in a plain room with several other strangers in what appears to be a recently excavated dungeon. Off in the distance you hear strange sounds and a long miserable scream...

The Maze is an RPG using the Castles & Crusades system (updated, modernized D&D 2e clone) for 4 - 6 players. You begin as 3rd level characters in a party of strangers teleported into a dungeon. You must discover the way out of the Maze before the denizens therein discover you!

Pre-generated characters will be provided.

Your host is Trentin C Bergeron. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: A-Everett-09

Moderators
avatar for Trentin Bergeron

Trentin Bergeron

I've been running/playing RPGs for 35+ years now. I enjoy many different systems. This year I'm running 5 sessions of the "retro-clone" "OSR" Castles & Crusades system from Troll Lord Games. The game is light, fast and nostalgic fun. Come join me and get your Old School on!

Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Cold Warriors of Summer
Limited Capacity seats available

Freedom Strike is Back!

A group of Russian superheroes from the 1960's returns with a sinister plan to change the world! What brings them back now?

Your host is Michael Satran. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: A-Everett-01

Moderators
avatar for Michael Satran

Michael Satran

Michael Satran has been gaming since 1979, and running his Champions / Hero System universe since 1987. A graduate of Rutgers University, with a master’s degree in English from the University of Rhode Island, he is currently working on The Imperial Throne, an evil chinese secret organization supplement for Champions and an urban fantasy novel series featuring Alice in Wonderland characters. Journey to the Center of the Earth is in layout... Read More →

Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Detour (Dungeon Crawl)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Hexenwerk Necromancer has meet his just rewards when his explosives backfired.  Now it is up to you to clear the caverns and mine shafts to free the trapped workers! Oh be wary of possible traps or worse!  

Swashbuckling 17th Century Fantasy world, rules taught, in game rewards for coming in a costume!

Pre-Generated Heroes are available or bring your own beginning Hero!

Your host is Mad Capt. John. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: A-Everett-06

Moderators
MC

Mad Capt. John

Really looking forward to this convention. It will be the first time we have attended. I have heard good thing about it! | I will be running games! I love RPG's and LARP's. Right now I am mainly running 7th Sea 2 Edition RPG at conventions throughout the West. At home I am running a campaign using it! Therefore, I will run to sessions of 7th Sea 2 ed at this convention. Email if you have questions.

Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Home by Dark
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A new story game from Protagonist Industries. You and your friends will try to save an innocent being with fantastic powers from mysterious pursuers while attempting to stop a daunting danger that threatens everything!

It's inspired by movies such as E.T., Flight of the Navigator, Super 8, and the series Stranger Things. Every game is a unique story where your group confronts the fantastic, helping a new Secret from the grasp of a dangerous Pursuer while attempting to stop a new Danger.

Your host is Jason Olsan. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: A-Everett-03

Moderators
avatar for Jason Olsan

Jason Olsan

Owner and Designer, Protagonist Industries

Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Numenera
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Numenera: The Ninth World (1 Billion Years In The Future)

Your host is Jay Kint. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: A-Everett-08

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
Limited Capacity filling up

Join a small team of rogues and ne'er-do-wells at the Edge of the Empire. In an Edge of the Empire campaign, bounty hunters, smugglers, mercenaries, and explorers not only rub elbows with doctors, politicians, and scholars, but they find themselves thrust into adventures alongside them. During these adventures, you and your fellow fringers will often find yourselves facing any number of challenges, from repairing a damaged starship or slicing your way past a security panel to exchanging blaster fire with hired gunmen out to collect a bounty. With little law or order on the Outer Rim, you must rely on your innate abilities, trained skills, and special talents to survive.

The Star Wars RPG system allows players to engage the narration of the story in unique ways. The specialized dice system makes is easy to determine success and failure, advantage and threat, triumph and despair. Players do not have to be Star Wars junkies, nor do they have to know everything about the Star Wars universe. Come spin a tale and learn what life on the Edge of the Empire looks like.

Your host is Joshua Tallent. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: A-Everett-10

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Torchbearer: The Dread Crypt of Skogenby
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Just a few days past, some youths clearing a new field for planting managed to move a stubborn boulder only to reveal an ancient rune-covered dolmen that framed a narrow tunnel into the earth. They fled as quickly as their legs would carry them. But horror followed them, for now some dread thing haunts the village at night, slaying but leaving no marks save a look of terror.

The people of Skogenby are desperate. Perhaps you can help them appease the ancient evil that stalks them. Or perhaps the lure of treasure is stronger. Whatever your goal, the Dread Crypt of Skogenby awaits...

Torchbearer is a riff on the early model of fantasy roleplaying games. In it, you take on the role of a fortune-seeking adventurer. To earn that fortune, you must explore forlorn ruins, brave terrible monsters and retrieve forgotten treasures.
However, this game is not about being a hero. It is not about fighting for what you believe. This game is about exploration and survival. Because there are no jobs, no inheritance, no other opportunities for deadbeat adventurers like you. This life is your only hope to survive this world.

Your host is Peter Nix. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: A-Everett-04

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Pathfinder Society Organized Play - Games all day

*** Games running throughout the con. Please check-in at the entrance to the Hoyt comference room, to add your name to the schedule ***

Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a worldwide fantasy roleplaying campaign that puts YOU in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil.

In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of the competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas.

We will be running Scenarios and will have Pre-Generated characters available for play as well as having people to help you create a personalized character that you can play long after the Con is done.


Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Hoyt

3:00pm

Publishing on DriveThruRPG and its Assocated Sites
Drive Thru RPG dominates the sale of game related PDFs. It also owns RPGNow and operates the DM's Guild with Wizards of the Coast and the Cypher System Creator program with Monte Cook games. How do you make a PDF that will sell more that 20 copies? How do you navigate the different licenses for 5E, 13th Age, the Cypher System and More? How do you do layout? How do you format your PDF for print on demand?

Moderators
avatar for John Marvin

John Marvin

Director, Dread Unicorn Games, LLC
Just a roleplaying kind of gamer.

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Panel Room

4:00pm

Apples to Infinity: In Support of Prompt Games
Prompt games have a venerable history in tabletop and party gaming, providing hours of entertainment through drawings, definitions, debates, and degeneracy. Through the years, they've experienced bursts of popularity that have brought new experiences, new trends, and new audiences to the game aisle. By looking at the mechanics and impact of popular titles (Fictionary, Apples, Cards, Dixit, etc.), this talk will explore prompt games holistically and argue for their position of esteem within the hobby.

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Owner, Designer, // do better games
Game Design: digital and tabletop, narrative and content, casual and hardcore. Also happy to talk about event hosting, trivia presenting, song writing, and where to find the best pho.

Friday January 13, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Panel Room

4:00pm

What's in the Cellar (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Arthur Blackwood has been charged with murder of his wife while on vacation. Desperate to clear his name, his lawyer has contacted acquaintances in hopes that they can help investigate her disappearance. Can you solve the mystery or is he truly guilty? This mystery set in the classic H.P. Lovecraft 1930's immediately plunges investigators into murder and intrigue. The under two-hour play time and introduction to the rules for 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG makes this perfect as a demo to the system, while also asking players to solve the mystery before death strikes again!

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: 4pm-Garage-42

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Friday January 13, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Garage

4:00pm

SAGA Demos
On the 8th June 793AD the quiet monastery of Lindisfarne on the north-east coast of England was attacked and plundered by sea-born raiders - the Age of the Vikings had begun. For more than two centuries, the fury of the northmen was unleashed across the British Isles, inspiring awe and abject terror. War waged between Anglo-Saxons, Welsh, Vikings and Normans until, finally, the Normans achieved domination on top of Senlac Hill at the Battle of Hastings, 1066. This period of history was an age of endemic warfare that saw mighty warlords at the head of their warbands struggle for power, wealth and glory, writing their legends with steel and the blood for their enemies. Dark times that brought us the tales and deeds of legendary heroes like Harold Godwinson, William the Bastard or Ragnar Lothbrok. Saga is a game for model soldiers set in the Viking Age when strength and bravery were worth a thousand men. This rulebook contains all the necessary information you need to discover the innovative SAGA gaming system and within these pages you will find not only all the games rules but also a selection of scenarios to get you started plus descriptions of four of the factions involved in the wars of the Age if Vikings (Anglo-Danish, Vikings, Welsh and Normans - with more to be published). With plenty of illustrations, step-by-step examples and diagrams, learning the game mechanisms is simple and intuitive. Less than thirty models per side are needed to star playing, so get ready to immerse yourself in this age of heroes and write your own sage.

Table 62

This is a demo game. No need to sign up, just stop by the table. 

Friday January 13, 2017 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Garage

4:30pm

Munchkin Marvel
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Munchkins now have SHIELD backing them along with the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Secret Defenders and more! Knocking down doors to defeat villains and take their stuff is more uncanny & stupendous then before!! EXCELSIOR!!!

Your host is Marcus Evenstar. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: B-Everett-14

Moderators
avatar for Marcus Evenstar

Marcus Evenstar

I've been attending conventions for several decades as participant, volunteer, staff and/or GOH. Along with house-husband duties, I pursue various interests; comics & animation (American, European & Japanese), gaming (table-top & computer) & literature (fiction, historical and scientific). My current vocation is promoting Table-top Gaming as a Social Benefit. I like to talk about all kinds of things, sometimes far too much.

Friday January 13, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

4:30pm

Zombie Fight or Flight
Limited Capacity filling up

Zombie Fight or Flight is a very new cooperative card game where players work together to survive zombie attacks. It is quick to learn, fun to replay, and features comic book style zombies. 

The game itself is quick, 2-15 minutes, which makes it easy to introduce to inexperienced gamers, and a great game for schools. On the other hand, a drinking game version is also available with drunken zombie art.

Your host is Emily Martin. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 9.

Session ID: B-Everett-28

Moderators
avatar for Emily Martin

Emily Martin

Game Developer, PignPotato Games
Please ask me about Zombie Fight or Flight, a casual cooperative card game that is lots of fun and can moonlight as a conflict resolution training tool. I'm 1/6 of PigNPotato, the group has created the game and is self-publishing it. I live in Shoreline, and the rest of the team is from Vancouver BC. | | Inclusiveness matters a lot to PignPotato- we worked with our artist (artbytuna.com) to make sure that all players feel welcome playing... Read More →

Friday January 13, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

4:30pm

Another Superhero Card Game
Limited Capacity seats available

Create your own superhero character, or use one of our pre-gens. Fight crime, gather clues, and work your way up from the street to confront the supervillain.

This is a story-driven board RPG. Stop by and see what it's all about!

Your host is Tony R. Van Liew. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: B-Garage-73

Moderators
avatar for Tony R. Van Liew

Tony R. Van Liew

My hobby is designing games. "Crunchy" games. Games for people who like to think. Games that take an hour or more to play. My background is the SPI/Avalon Hill hex-and-counter era of the 70's, with a little 1st ed. D&D/T&T thrown in.

Friday January 13, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Garage

4:30pm

Tower in the Mist: 13th Age Intro Adventure
Limited Capacity filling up

Danger lurks in the mists. Dive deep the intro adventure from Dread Unicorn Game's successful Kickstarer, Gods and Icons.

A mix of shared storytelling with exciting fantasy action where the PCs attempt to solve the mystery of the killing fog. The tower that kept the fog at bay was supposed to be protected by brave knights and a friendly dragon. What has gone wrong?
 
(13th Age Roleplaying Game with pregens).

Your host is John WS Marvin. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: B-Everett-02

Moderators
avatar for John Marvin

John Marvin

Director, Dread Unicorn Games, LLC
Just a roleplaying kind of gamer.

Friday January 13, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

5:00pm

Inclusive GMing 101
Want to run a tabletop game and make sure it's welcoming for everyone? Running inclusive games present all the usual challenges of GMing, as well as considerations about what your game world and even your choice of systems can subconsciously communicate to your players. Come learn some tips and tricks from a wide variety of tabletop GMs.

Moderators
avatar for Crystal Frasier

Crystal Frasier

Developer, Paizo Publishing
Crystal Frasier is a writer, game developer, and graphic designer with eighteen years’ experience, best known for her work on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games and adventures. She strives to make games worlds where everyone can see themselves reflected. She is a survivor of both the Art Institute of Seattle and New College of Florida, and pulls heavy inspiration for her work from European, Central American, and African history as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wes Schneider

Wes Schneider

Editor-in-Chief, Paizo Inc.
Editor-in-chief at Paizo Inc. and co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, F. Wesley Schneider is the author of dozens of Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons products. Aside from having passionate opinions about horror, world-building, and storytelling, he's spoken at length on inclusivity and GLBTQ topics in gaming. You can follow Wes at wesschneider.com or on Twitter at @FWesSchneider.


Friday January 13, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Panel Room

5:00pm

Dresden Files: 10pm on a Tuesday
Seattle's paranormal unit (all one of them) and their team of contractors are called in to a murder scene, definitely paranormal, definitely weird, absolutely dangerous.


http://www.evilhat.com/home/dresden-files-rpg/

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Friday January 13, 2017 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Story Game Lounge Best Western

6:00pm

A Wilder West: Historical Gaming Made Inclusive
How do games and gamers treat RPGs set in historical eras that often included vast racial, gender, religious, and sexual inequalities? What about games based on "problematic" source material, such as racism in Lovecraft or Tolkien? This dialogue will examine writing RPG scenarios and adventures based in historical eras not known for inclusivity, and adapting sources like Lovecraft, while maintaining the balance of fun so important for RPGs.

Moderators
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Jason Mical

I write stories, novels, and games. My RPG writing credits include work for Deadlands Noir, Eclipse Phase, Star Wars: Force and Destiny, and fiction for Delta Green: Extraordinary Renditions. By day I'm a creative director at a global agency with a 15-year career in PR, marketing, and advertising, including work at WizKids Games and En Masse Entertainment; and for clients including Xbox, Johnnie Walker, Krispy Kreme, and Bushmills. | | Talk to... Read More →

Speakers
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Steve Kenson

Designer, Green Ronin Publishing
Steve has been a professional tabletop RPG writer and designer since 1995, working on games such as Shadowrun, Aberrant, Mutants & Masterminds, and Icons Superpowered Roleplaying. He has written nine RPG tie-in novels, including three with a gay male protagonist. An advocate of inclusion in the hobby, Steve started the "Queer as a Three-Sided Die" seminar at GenCon and the gaymers e-mailing list. He maintains a website at... Read More →
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Wolky Samboy-Hillyer

Amateur Game Designer? Part of the group that designed American Sunset, not currently available to anywhere except in the folders of Kickstarter backers and the inboxes of people who ask us directly. Finished a bachelor's last May in Science, Technology, and Society with an Environmental Policy minor. RPG Hobbyist, Americorps Service Member, Funny Likeable Person.


Friday January 13, 2017 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Panel Room

6:00pm

The Necropolis (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity seats available

A stone slab shifts unexpectedly, trapping the investigators in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Only then do the explorers discover that they might not be down here alone. Can you escape before doom rains down on you all? This mystery set in the classic H.P. Lovecraft 1930's immediately plunges investigators into danger and insanity. The under two-hour play time and introduction to the rules for 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG makes this perfect as a demo to the system, while also asking players to solve the mystery before death strikes again!

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: F-6pm-Garage-42

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Garage

6:00pm

D&D Adventurer's League
The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games literally anywhere. Players use the fifth edition rules to create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League play is happening.

Please note: Every session on the OrcaCon Schedule has a beginner's adventure available for play, and includes pre-generated characters if you haven't made a character. Learn to play!

For sign ups, see the Adventurer's League Table outside Hoyt 1.  

Session 2

Friday January 13, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Hoyt

7:00pm

Real-Time Game Design
We did it last year, and we wan't to bring it back! In this interactive game jam, we’ll be working with the audience to create an entirely new tabletop game from scratch! We’ll talk about some basic elements of game design along the way, and eventually we’ll end up with something that folks can print and play from home!


Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Panel Room

7:00pm

Click Click Boom
Limited Capacity seats available

See if you can outwit, and take-out, your friends in this fast-paced game of social bluffing and Russian roulette. The comical art keeps things light and funny, with rules that are quick to learn for any level of player.

Your host is Sean Epperson. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: C-Garage-73

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Garage

7:00pm

Codename: Color Chaos
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a new family-friendly party game? If you love Crazy Eights or UNO, come playtest my unreleased game COLOR CHAOS. Play with new crazy cards such as Reverse then Skip and Hand Swap. Add to the craziness with event mini-game and prepare to have a blast.

Your host is Jake Zukowski. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 16.

Session ID: C-Everett-19

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Mare Nostrum w/Atlas expansion
Limited Capacity filling up

Mare Nostrum is an empire building game in the ancient world.

Your host is Dan Carey. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: C-Everett-23

Moderators
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Dan Carey

I like to play games, especially war games. I am running Mare Nostrum, Eclipse, and Cuba Libre.

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Everett Game room

7:00pm

The Resistance: Avalon
Limited Capacity seats available

The Resistance: Avalon pits the forces of Good and Evil in a battle to control the future of civilization. Arthur represents the future of Britain, a promise of prosperity and honor, yet hidden among his brave warriors are Mordred's unscrupulous minions. These forces of evil are few in number but have knowledge of each other and remain hidden from all but one of Arthur's servants. Merlin alone knows the agents of evil, but he must speak of this only in riddles. If his true identity is discovered, all will be lost.

DROP-INS WELCOME! Each game is pretty quick so you can almost certainly get into a game right away.

Your host is Mark Briggs. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 10. Drop-ins welcome.

Session ID: C-Everett-25

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Everett Game room

7:00pm

H.E.A.D. Hunters
Limited Capacity filling up

H.E.A.D. Hunters combines a tabletop game with a collectible toy. Designed by Ben Cichoski and Danny Mandel (Legendary Encounters: Aliens & Predator, World of Warcraft Trading Card Game), H.E.A.D. Hunters features a card-driven miniatures game where everything needed to play is stored inside the head of each toy.

In this tabletop game for two to four players, each player controls his or her very own Hero of Every Age & Dimension (H.E.A.D.) Hunter. Each 5.25" toy features its own deck of cards, battle platforms, measuring string and combat dice to attack and defend against other Hunters as it moves around the table for position and opportunity. When the game is over, all the components fit back inside the head while the toy sits patiently (and attractively) on your shelf, waiting for its next opponent.

https://youtu.be/IFbnpZsTkwU

Your host is James Campbell. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: C-Garage-65

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Garage

7:00pm

Catalyst
Limited Capacity seats available

Blood, fire, death, chaos. Our world is crumbling. Save humanity from the demon invasion in this fast-paced modern-fantasy role-playing game.

Your host is Alex Jerabek. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: C-Everett-07

Moderators
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Alexander Jerabek

Creative Director, Cherry Picked Games

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Jedi RPG 1.2nd edition
Limited Capacity seats available

The "very first" Star Wars-based RPG. Old-School role-playing at it's best! It's a skill-based, d6-only system that doesn't depend on experience points.

The rules can be downloaded from <http:\\www.1km1kt./rpg/jed>. Players may come with their own characters, ready to adventure (characters no older than 26), or pre-gens will be provided.

Players should come prepared to watch their language.

Your host is Tony R. Van Liew. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: C-Garage-80

Moderators
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Tony R. Van Liew

My hobby is designing games. "Crunchy" games. Games for people who like to think. Games that take an hour or more to play. My background is the SPI/Avalon Hill hex-and-counter era of the 70's, with a little 1st ed. D&D/T&T thrown in.

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Garage

7:00pm

Witness to the Execution
Limited Capacity filling up

Witness to the Execution is a storygame in which the players explore the events, investigation, trial, and appeals of a capital crime. The characters are jointly created and played troupe style, and at the end the players determine whether clemency would be granted.

Your host is Dave Weinstein. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: C-Everett-29

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Paint & Take
Learn to paint miniatures!

There is a limited amount of space, and since each person who paints a miniature will take a variable amount of time, there are no sign ups for this event. Drop by and see if there is room for you. If they are full up, try back again later. Please limit yourself to one session, supplies are limited.

Table #60 

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Garage

7:00pm

Eclipse (9 Players!)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Eclipse is a 4X game where players seek to build the greatest civilization in the galaxy.  We will have multiple expansions available and seek to play a 9-player game.  We may use a variant allowing for simultaneous turns to speed up play.

Your host is Cory Osborn. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 9.

** NEW Session ID: C-Everett-31 **  (formerly C-Everett-16)

Moderators
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Cory Osborn

You can find me every Monday at the Red Door in Fremont for Inclusive Geekery's Board Games and Beer Geeks meet-up. I'll be hosting an epic 9-player game of Eclipse on Friday night of the convention!

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Roborally - Mandatory Overtime
Limited Capacity seats available

Take charge of the factory floor in this classic game of mechanical mayhem. Choose your cards, do your finger dance carefully and lure your enemies into a trap. Be wary because your fingers can lie and lead you into the same.

Your host is Marcus Evenstar. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 9.

Session ID: C-Everett-14

Moderators
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Marcus Evenstar

I've been attending conventions for several decades as participant, volunteer, staff and/or GOH. Along with house-husband duties, I pursue various interests; comics & animation (American, European & Japanese), gaming (table-top & computer) & literature (fiction, historical and scientific). My current vocation is promoting Table-top Gaming as a Social Benefit. I like to talk about all kinds of things, sometimes far too much.

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Mystique: Dreams and Nightmares Playtest
Limited Capacity seats available

Come help play-test an exciting new deck-building miniatures game from Green Fairy Studios set in a modern fairy tale world! In Mystique, each player controls a group of creatures based on ancient myths in Earth’s prehistory, sent from their home dimensions to present day Earth to gather precious resources and thwart rival Pantheons’ plans. Players must combine managing their resources, represented by a custom deck of cards, with tactical play of their models on a tabletop battlefield.

Your host is D. Anthony Robinson. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.


Session ID: C-Garage-56 C-Garage-56

Moderators
avatar for Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson

President, Green Fairy Studios LLC

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Garage

7:00pm

13th Age Alliance
Limited Capacity seats available

Living dungeons! Flying cities! An empire at the edge of chaos! Come adventure in the 13th age, where sinister new enemies rise to challenge the ancient Dragon Empire, and old alliances will be put to the test. Your choices as players will provide the raw material for an improvised adventure, including who will be your allies, and who will be your foes. Will you face the Diabolist, calling forth vile demons from the Abyss? The new Orc Lord, who seeks to unite the warring tribes? The draconic Three, who rule a city-state of monsters? Or the Lich King, scheming in his grim island Necropolis? The choice is yours...

(13th Age Roleplaying Game with pregens).

Your host is Emily Westfall. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: C-Garage-76

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Garage

7:00pm

13th Age RPG: Temple of the Sun Cabal
Limited Capacity seats available

The hunt for a missing vampire leads you to a volcanic island occupied by fanatical sun cultists. Their plan: sacrifice the vampire in a ritual to summon and control a long-lost flying temple to the sun gods—and use its power to “purify” the Dragon Empire by exterminating all other religions! Can you prevent the dawn of a terrifying new age, ruled by a ruthless theocracy of fire?

No experience is necessary to play this 13th Age RPG adventure, and level 4 pre-generated characters are provided. (Feel free to bring your own, though!)

Your host is Wade Rockett. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: C-Garage-79

Moderators
avatar for Wade Rockett

Wade Rockett

Writer and Game Designer, Pelgrane Press
Wade is a game designer and writer whose credits include adventures,, resource books, articles, and short fiction for Kobold Press, Pelgrane Press, and Wizards of the Coast. He is the co-author of the 13th Age Game Master's Screen & Resource Book, which received the 2016 Silver ENnie for Best Aid/Accessory.

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Garage

7:00pm

Bureau 13: They Dug Too Deep
Limited Capacity seats available

Bertha the Tunnel Boring machine has broken down again. So why has the ghost of Chief Sealth gone as far away from the downtown as he can? And why has no one left the tunnel since Bertha broke down? It's up to Team Fremont to save the day and stop whatever has been released!

Savage Worlds Deluxe with Horror Supplement. Pregens will be provided.

Your host is John Reiher. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: C-Everett-04

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Castles & Crusades: The Maze
Limited Capacity seats available

You're not sure how you arrived here. You're standing in a plain room with several other strangers in what appears to be a recently excavated dungeon. Off in the distance you hear strange sounds and a long miserable scream...

The Maze is an RPG using the Castles & Crusades system (updated, modernized D&D 2e clone) for 4 - 6 players. You begin as 3rd level characters in a party of strangers teleported into a dungeon. You must discover the way out of the Maze before the denizens therein discover you!

Pre-generated characters will be provided.

Your host is Trentin C Bergeron. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: C-Everett-09

Moderators
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Trentin Bergeron

I've been running/playing RPGs for 35+ years now. I enjoy many different systems. This year I'm running 5 sessions of the "retro-clone" "OSR" Castles & Crusades system from Troll Lord Games. The game is light, fast and nostalgic fun. Come join me and get your Old School on!

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Eclipse Phase: Save the Meat!
Limited Capacity seats available

A little dystopian, a little utopian, this sci-fi adventure in the transhuman future invites players to experience the oddities and intricacies of Eclipse Phase. As players explore the world in bodies created by cutting edge technology, they must navigate a living space-station to thwart a murderous conspiracy.

"Your mind is software. Program it. Your body is a shell. Change it. Death is a disease. Cure it. Extinction is approaching. Fight it." -Core Rulebook

Your host is Lex.
Suggested age range is Adult 17+.
No experience required; will teach rules to new players.
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: C-Everett-17

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Home by Dark
Limited Capacity filling up

A new story game from Protagonist Industries. You and your friends will try to save an innocent being with fantastic powers from mysterious pursuers while attempting to stop a daunting danger that threatens everything!

It's inspired by movies such as E.T., Flight of the Navigator, Super 8, and the series Stranger Things. Every game is a unique story where your group confronts the fantastic, helping a new Secret from the grasp of a dangerous Pursuer while attempting to stop a new Danger.

Your host is Jason Olsan. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: C-Everett-03

Moderators
avatar for Jason Olsan

Jason Olsan

Owner and Designer, Protagonist Industries

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Numenera: Thirst
Limited Capacity seats available

The Gold Falls have gone silent, the riverbed is dry, and the village of Aversil stands on the brink of disaster. Someone needs to head deep into The Black Riage and set the water flowing once again. 

This is a Numenera Adventure designed for up to six players. Pre-Generated characters are available.

Your host is Tom Cameron. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: C-Everett-08

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Cameron

Thomas Cameron

Gamer, Nerd, Singer, Father, Troublemaker

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Savage Worlds: Deadlands Noir
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Murder, corruption and voodoo in the Big Easy. Take on the roles of Private Detective Dirk "Hammerhead" Sanders and his team of investigators to solve a sensitive and horrific crime of passion that reaches into the dark underbelly of the Great Depression in 1935 New Orleans.  

This game will use the Savage Worlds ruleset and the Deadlands Noir setting.

Your host is Peter Morson. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: C-Everett-06

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join a small team of rogues and ne'er-do-wells at the Edge of the Empire. In an Edge of the Empire campaign, bounty hunters, smugglers, mercenaries, and explorers not only rub elbows with doctors, politicians, and scholars, but they find themselves thrust into adventures alongside them. During these adventures, you and your fellow fringers will often find yourselves facing any number of challenges, from repairing a damaged starship or slicing your way past a security panel to exchanging blaster fire with hired gunmen out to collect a bounty. With little law or order on the Outer Rim, you must rely on your innate abilities, trained skills, and special talents to survive.

The Star Wars RPG system allows players to engage the narration of the story in unique ways. The specialized dice system makes is easy to determine success and failure, advantage and threat, triumph and despair. Players do not have to be Star Wars junkies, nor do they have to know everything about the Star Wars universe. Come spin a tale and learn what life on the Edge of the Empire looks like.

Your host is Joshua Tallent. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: C-Everett-10

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Tangled Tricks with the Temple of Trials! - Spirit of the (30th) Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Using Spirit of the Century rules, players will work to solve the ancient mystery of the Temple of Trials! One million years ago, a mysterious temple appeared in the middle of`the Milky Way. It beckons to travelers from all over the universe, daring them to unlock its mysteries, and every hundred years, a fresh wave of adventurous souls has tried--and failed!-- to solve its secrets. Now, in the year 3025, it falls to YOU-- it's time to solve this riddle, and find out what the Temple of Trials is hiding at its core!

(No prior gaming experience with Spirit of the Century needed to play. Players will customize template characters provided by the event host.)

Your host is Lydia Eickstaedt. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: C-Everett-01

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

The Sky's The Limit
Limited Capacity seats available

Feng Shui 2d edition: the game of martial-arts movie action! Accidents and dark rumors plague the construction of Harmony Tower, the new 130-story skyscraper rising over the Seattle skyline. Even the wildest stories fall short of the truth that will tear the city up by its roots and plunge it into the utmost darkness! 

Characters provided or bring your own starting-level one (driver types may be less useful); players need bring no equipment, though a set of 3 different six-sided dice might be handy. And maybe a pen or pencil.

Your host is Tim W Brown. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: C-Everett-05

Moderators
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Tim W Brown

Been RPGing since the hobby was invented (1976, the three little D&D booklets), played more systems than I can recall, GMed more than I can count.

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Tianxia: Curse of the Jade-Eyed Demon
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Something, or someone, is killing the citizens in a remote village. A besieged official desperate to see the problem solved requests the help of skilled Wuxia heroes to seek out and end the source of terror. It'll take every bit of Kung Fu mastery they possess to discover the truth behind the mysterious threat known only as the Jade-Eyed Demon!

Your host is James Dawsey. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: C-Everett-02

Moderators
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James Dawsey

Publisher, Vigilance Press
James Dawsey has spent his entire life in fantasy worlds. He has been a roleplaying game enthusiast since the mid-1970’s, as well as a fan of comics, movies, and animation that takes him to fantastic worlds where anything is possible. Now he publishes roleplaying games and supplements, as well as writing and (sometimes) illustrating them. He took over Vigilance Press from Chuck Rice in 2011 and publishes over a hundred game supplements... Read More →

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Welcome to Ellis: Intro Adventure for Ellis: Kingdom in Turmoil
Limited Capacity seats available

Ellis: The Seven-Isled City beckons as home to intrigue of all sorts due to the fact Good King Heinrich has died leaving the kingdom to his three sons. A low-fantasy, high-roleplaying game based around a realistic medieval-like setting.

Pre-gen character sheets provided. Please bring dice.

Your host is Kamal Lombardi. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: C-Everett-11

Moderators
KJ

Kamal Josef Lombardi

I am an independent writer and wrote Mystic Alliances for Chaosium, Inc., a monograph for playing teenage characters in a near-modern COC based game setting. I am also a roleplaying games gamemaster and have run games at anime, science fiction, and gaming conventions for over 20 years. I enjoy talking at conventions about games, current and older science fiction, cyberpunk, films, comics, Japanese anime, and Doctor Who.

Friday January 13, 2017 7:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

8:00pm

Avoiding race fail at your table
A brief primer aimed at players in case they want to RP a character outside their experience

Moderators
avatar for Tanya DePass

Tanya DePass

Founder/Director, I Need Diverse Games
Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago, that is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. She is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She’s the Founder and EIC of @OutofTokensCast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX and often speaks on issues... Read More →

Speakers
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Crystal Frasier

Developer, Paizo Publishing
Crystal Frasier is a writer, game developer, and graphic designer with eighteen years’ experience, best known for her work on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games and adventures. She strives to make games worlds where everyone can see themselves reflected. She is a survivor of both the Art Institute of Seattle and New College of Florida, and pulls heavy inspiration for her work from European, Central American, and African history as... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Panel Room

8:00pm

What's in the Cellar (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity filling up

Arthur Blackwood has been charged with murder of his wife while on vacation. Desperate to clear his name, his lawyer has contacted acquaintances in hopes that they can help investigate her disappearance. Can you solve the mystery or is he truly guilty? This mystery set in the classic H.P. Lovecraft 1930's immediately plunges investigators into murder and intrigue. The under two-hour play time and introduction to the rules for 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG makes this perfect as a demo to the system, while also asking players to solve the mystery before death strikes again!

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: 8pm-Garage-42

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Garage

8:00pm

The 2017 Washington State Diamonds Championship
Limited Capacity seats available

The 2017 Washington State Diamonds Championship

This Stronghold game by Mike Fitzgerald is a trick-taking card game in which players collect Diamonds - not cards bearing that suit, mind you, but rather actual "Diamond Crystals". What makes the game of Diamonds different from other trick-taking card games is that when you cannot follow suit you get a "Suit Action" based on what suit you do play. Suit Actions are also taken by the winner of each trick, as well as at the end of a full Round of play. Whoever has the most points in Diamond Crystals at the end of the game wins! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Northwest Regional Championship at Gamestorm (as well as a free badge to Gamestorm)!

 


Friday January 13, 2017 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Oakes Room 1st Floor by Restaurant

9:00pm

A Dagger to the Back
Interparty conflict is a standard in most types of fiction when it comes to driving and supporting the plot – just look at the latest crop of super hero TV shows and movies, for example – yet it rarely works well in tabletop RPGs. Is it possible to have your characters at odds without it turning into a bloodbath or stopping the action dead? Or is it better just to avoid the issue altogether?

A group discussion looking at how you can create, sustain, and manage interparty conflict in your game and still keep all your players on speaking terms.

Moderators
avatar for Lynne Hardy

Lynne Hardy

Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks
Although I trained as a biomedical research scientist and spent many years as a lecturer at a local further education college, I am now a full time freelance writer, editor, games designer & educator. | Over the years I've worked on many games, including SLA Industries, Dying Earth, Victoriana 3e, Achtung! Cthulhu (where I was the lead designer, writer & editor on their Kickstarter project), Katanas & Trenchcoats, 13th Age, and my... Read More →

Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Panel Room

9:00pm

Before and After Silence (Social LARP)
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world of more and more sound, silence is becoming more valuable. Before and After Silence is about limitations and listening, and about doing almost nothing. It is non-verbal and uses silence as its starting point. It is about shifting the point of view from “what is” to “what is not”, about shifting the focus from “the sounds” to “the spaces between the sounds”, from “the actions” to what is “between the actions”, and to “what is not done”. Rather than playing characters, we examine how we look at ourselves and how different filters can change how we see ourselves and others. We ask you to explore that silence, and to see if you can shape it. Seek to use silence as the point of origin for your actions, or as the thing that surrounds your actions. You should attempt to exercise restraint and
to nothing until you have to let it go.

5 - 12 players

This game will be held in the Special Events Room, 2nd Floor, Execuitive Ballroom. 

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Special Events Room

9:30pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill
Limited Capacity seats available

You and your friends have decided to explore the creepy mansion on the hill, building it tile by tile. But the house doesn't like visitors, and one of you will betray the rest. Can you make it out alive?

Your host is Angela Burlingame. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: D-Everett-28

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 9:30pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

9:30pm

Codename: Color Chaos
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a new family-friendly party game? If you love Crazy Eights or UNO, come playtest my unreleased game COLOR CHAOS. Play with new crazy cards such as Reverse then Skip and Hand Swap. Add to the craziness with event mini-game and prepare to have a blast.

Your host is Jake Zukowski. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 16.

Session ID: D-Everett-19

Friday January 13, 2017 9:30pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

9:30pm

Firefly: The Board Game
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Firefly: The Game is at heart a resource management game with versatile win conditions. Balance resources and crew to travel the 'Verse and complete jobs and win the game.

This session is open to players at any experience level or familiarity with the TV show and movie. 


We will be playing the scenario First Time in the Captain's Chair with the core game. 

Your host is Lydia Henson. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: D-Everett-29

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 9:30pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

9:30pm

Ivion: CCG
Limited Capacity seats available

Ivion is a dueling card game set in a dark, brutal fantasy world beset by a supernatural winter. Instead of using creatures or abstract concepts to fight your opponent, your deck represents your characters abilities, attributes and traits. With these tools, your hero (or villain!) will strike with furious blows, cast powerful spells and use cunning tricks to butcher their enemies!

Your host is Aislyn Hall. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 3.

Session ID: D-Everett-18

Friday January 13, 2017 9:30pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

9:30pm

The Resistance: Avalon
Limited Capacity seats available

The Resistance: Avalon pits the forces of Good and Evil in a battle to control the future of civilization. Arthur represents the future of Britain, a promise of prosperity and honor, yet hidden among his brave warriors are Mordred's unscrupulous minions. These forces of evil are few in number but have knowledge of each other and remain hidden from all but one of Arthur's servants. Merlin alone knows the agents of evil, but he must speak of this only in riddles. If his true identity is discovered, all will be lost.

DROP-INS WELCOME! Each game is pretty quick so you can almost certainly get into a game right away.

Your host is Mark Briggs. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 10. Drop-ins welcome.

Session ID: D-Everett-25

Friday January 13, 2017 9:30pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

9:30pm

H.E.A.D. Hunters
Limited Capacity seats available

H.E.A.D. Hunters combines a tabletop game with a collectible toy. Designed by Ben Cichoski and Danny Mandel (Legendary Encounters: Aliens & Predator, World of Warcraft Trading Card Game), H.E.A.D. Hunters features a card-driven miniatures game where everything needed to play is stored inside the head of each toy.

In this tabletop game for two to four players, each player controls his or her very own Hero of Every Age & Dimension (H.E.A.D.) Hunter. Each 5.25" toy features its own deck of cards, battle platforms, measuring string and combat dice to attack and defend against other Hunters as it moves around the table for position and opportunity. When the game is over, all the components fit back inside the head while the toy sits patiently (and attractively) on your shelf, waiting for its next opponent.

https://youtu.be/IFbnpZsTkwU

Your host is James Campbell. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: D-Garage-65

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 9:30pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Garage

9:30pm

Conspire
Limited Capacity seats available

Shape the fate of the world, one scene at a time. Conspire is an upcoming hidden-role storytelling game.

Your host is Alex Jerabek. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 13.

Session ID: D-Everett-07

Moderators
avatar for Alexander Jerabek

Alexander Jerabek

Creative Director, Cherry Picked Games

Friday January 13, 2017 9:30pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

10:00pm

Captain America: Pop-Cultural Golem
A discussion of the profoundly Jewish influences/metaphors that are the cultural basis for the creation of Captain America, as well as how recent storytelling decisions in the Captain America title have done a disservice to this legacy.

Moderators
Speakers

Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Panel Room

10:00pm

The Dead Boarder (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A fellow tenant at your boarding house has been missing for two days. Should you expect the worst when you convince the landlord to unlock the room to peek inside? This mystery set in the classic H.P. Lovecraft 1930's immediately plunges investigators into murder and intrigue. The two-hour play time and introduction to the rules for 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG makes this perfect as a demo to the system, while also asking players to solve the mystery before death strikes again!

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: 10pm-Garage-42

Moderators
Friday January 13, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00am
Garage
 
Saturday, January 14
 

9:00am

Click Click Boom
Limited Capacity seats available

See if you can outwit, and take-out, your friends in this fast-paced game of social bluffing and Russian roulette. The comical art keeps things light and funny, with rules that are quick to learn for any level of player.

Your host is Sean Epperson. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: E-Garage-73

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Garage

9:00am

Ivion: CCG
Limited Capacity seats available

Ivion is a dueling card game set in a dark, brutal fantasy world beset by a supernatural winter. Instead of using creatures or abstract concepts to fight your opponent, your deck represents your characters abilities, attributes and traits. With these tools, your hero (or villain!) will strike with furious blows, cast powerful spells and use cunning tricks to butcher their enemies!

Your host is Aislyn Hall. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 3.

Session ID: E-Garage-65

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Garage

9:00am

Machi Koro
Limited Capacity filling up

A fast-paced, lighthearted economic game that depends on planning and bit of luck. As the new mayor, your duty is to make the town grow to the largest city before your rivals. Collect income, build public works and steal from your neighbors coffers to complete your task.

Your host is Marcus Evenstar. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: E-Garage-67

Moderators
avatar for Marcus Evenstar

Marcus Evenstar

I've been attending conventions for several decades as participant, volunteer, staff and/or GOH. Along with house-husband duties, I pursue various interests; comics & animation (American, European & Japanese), gaming (table-top & computer) & literature (fiction, historical and scientific). My current vocation is promoting Table-top Gaming as a Social Benefit. I like to talk about all kinds of things, sometimes far too much.

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Garage

9:00am

Zombie Fight or Flight
Limited Capacity seats available

Zombie Fight or Flight is a very new cooperative card game where players work together to survive zombie attacks. It is quick to learn, fun to replay, and features comic book style zombies. 

The game itself is quick, 2-15 minutes, which makes it easy to introduce to inexperienced gamers, and a great game for schools. On the other hand, a drinking game version is also available with drunken zombie art.

Your host is Emily Martin. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 9.

Session ID: E-Everett-28

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Emily Martin

Game Developer, PignPotato Games
Please ask me about Zombie Fight or Flight, a casual cooperative card game that is lots of fun and can moonlight as a conflict resolution training tool. I'm 1/6 of PigNPotato, the group has created the game and is self-publishing it. I live in Shoreline, and the rest of the team is from Vancouver BC. | | Inclusiveness matters a lot to PignPotato- we worked with our artist (artbytuna.com) to make sure that all players feel welcome playing... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:00am

Car Wars 3-D Tournament - Qualifier 1 of 4
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Car Wars 3-D Tournament

He triggered the rear guns once more. A direct hit! The blue car skidded as the driver lost control – then flipped and caught fire. That would teach him not to tailgate . . .

Car Wars is the game of the freeways of the future, where the right of way goes to the biggest guns. Players build vehicles complete with weapons, armor, power plants, and more. Then they take them out on the desolate roads, or maybe the brightly lit arenas, to come home as "aces," or to crash and burn.

The battlefield for the tournament is a 3-D arena upscaled from the Classic game.

No experience is necessary to play, both rookie duelists and veteran aces are welcome. Designs will be provided.

This tournament features 4 qualifier rounds, starting at 9, 11:30, 2, and 4:30, with a maximum of 8 players per round. Play in as many or as few qualifier games as you'd like - they are standalone games. The top two finishers from each qualifier round earn a seat at the final at 7.

Finalists may bring their own Division 25 arena-legal design (with 50 point characters) if they wish or use one provided by the host.

The overall victor of the tournament will take home a trophy to commemorate the event!

Drive Offensively!

Your host is Greg Pratt. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: E-Everett-31


Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:00am

H.E.A.D. Hunters
Limited Capacity seats available

H.E.A.D. Hunters combines a tabletop game with a collectible toy. Designed by Ben Cichoski and Danny Mandel (Legendary Encounters: Aliens & Predator, World of Warcraft Trading Card Game), H.E.A.D. Hunters features a card-driven miniatures game where everything needed to play is stored inside the head of each toy.

In this tabletop game for two to four players, each player controls his or her very own Hero of Every Age & Dimension (H.E.A.D.) Hunter. Each 5.25" toy features its own deck of cards, battle platforms, measuring string and combat dice to attack and defend against other Hunters as it moves around the table for position and opportunity. When the game is over, all the components fit back inside the head while the toy sits patiently (and attractively) on your shelf, waiting for its next opponent.

https://youtu.be/IFbnpZsTkwU

Your host is James Campbell. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: E-Everett-14

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:00am

Another Superhero Card Game
Limited Capacity seats available

Create your own superhero character, or use one of our pre-gens. Fight crime, gather clues, and work your way up from the street to confront the supervillain.

This is a story-driven board RPG. Stop by and see what it's all about!

Your host is Tony R. Van Liew. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: E-Everett-23

Moderators
avatar for Tony R. Van Liew

Tony R. Van Liew

My hobby is designing games. "Crunchy" games. Games for people who like to think. Games that take an hour or more to play. My background is the SPI/Avalon Hill hex-and-counter era of the 70's, with a little 1st ed. D&D/T&T thrown in.

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:00am

Catalyst
Limited Capacity seats available

Blood, fire, death, chaos. Our world is crumbling. Save humanity from the demon invasion in this fast-paced modern-fantasy role-playing game.

Your host is Alex Jerabek. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: E-Everett-07

Moderators
avatar for Alexander Jerabek

Alexander Jerabek

Creative Director, Cherry Picked Games

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:00am

Mutants & Masterminds: Hero High – Into the Doom Room!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Mid-terms were never like this! It’s all-out action as you take the teen heroes of the Next-Gen into the Claremont Academy’s infamous “Doom Room” to test their powers an abilities, and may the best hero win!

This is a “learn to play” game for M&M although experienced players are welcome.

Your host is Steve Kenson. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: E-Everett-02

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Steve Kenson

Designer, Green Ronin Publishing
Steve has been a professional tabletop RPG writer and designer since 1995, working on games such as Shadowrun, Aberrant, Mutants & Masterminds, and Icons Superpowered Roleplaying. He has written nine RPG tie-in novels, including three with a gay male protagonist. An advocate of inclusion in the hobby, Steve started the "Queer as a Three-Sided Die" seminar at GenCon and the gaymers e-mailing list. He maintains a website at... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:00am

Shadow of the Demon Lord
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Experience the horror and despair of the Demon Lord with the game's creator!

Your host is Robert J Schwalb. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: E-Everett-05

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:00am

Witness to the Execution
Limited Capacity filling up

Witness to the Execution is a storygame in which the players explore the events, investigation, trial, and appeals of a capital crime. The characters are jointly created and played troupe style, and at the end the players determine whether clemency would be granted.

Your host is Dave Weinstein. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: E-Everett-29

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:00am

D&D Adventurer's League
The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games literally anywhere. Players use the fifth edition rules to create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League play is happening.

Please note: Every session on the OrcaCon Schedule has a beginner's adventure available for play, and includes pre-generated characters if you haven't made a character. Learn to play!

For sign ups, see the Adventurer's League Table outside Hoyt 1.  

Session 3

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Hoyt

9:00am

The 2017 Washington State Nevermore Championship
Limited Capacity seats available

The 2017 Washington State Nevermore Championship

This game from Smirk & Dagger is 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 will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Northwest Regional Championship at Gamestorm (as well as a free badge to Gamestorm)!


Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Oakes Room 1st Floor by Restaurant

9:00am

CANCELED - Game-On
Limited Capacity seats available

Game-On is an adaptive, real-time card game that offers players several customization options and variants to choose from in order to entertain a wide audience of players. Play competitively or cooperatively; standard, using the cards alone, or try our augmented reality titles using your own smart device. Try one or all of the variants currently available and GAME-ON!

Your host is Damien Lopez. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 3.

Session ID: E-Everett-26

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Empire Builder
Limited Capacity filling up

Epic railroading through the USA. Draw your empire, pickup/deliver goods, collect your payout, repeat. Lots of fun. Good/destination cards are random, no dice; overall a low random dynamic.

Your host is Jeremy Roberts. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: E-Everett-25

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Apocalypse the Risen: What's Cooking?
Limited Capacity seats available

Apocalypse the Risen is a post-apocalyptic fantasy horror roleplaying game set on Earth, twenty-five years after the fall of society in an event know as The Rise. Hunters of The Mill get more than they bargain for when word of wildfire spreads through the region. ​

Your host is Jason Stolberg. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 10.

Session ID: E-Garage-78

Moderators
avatar for Jason Stolberg

Jason Stolberg

Co-Founder, Chief Creative, Rusted Portal Games
Apocalypse the Risen, Pathfinder, D&D5E, sci-fi/fantasy media, and of course... burgers.

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Garage

9:00am

Book Hunt
Limited Capacity seats available

A Dresden Files adventure set in Seattle. You are trying to acquire a book with dangerous magical information before more unscrupulous forces can.

Characters provided.

Your host is Eric Aldrich. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: E-Everett-10

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Feng Shui 2: The Monkey King's Talisman
Limited Capacity filling up

Feng Shui 2, set in a mythical, ancient, China. It’s the last night of the Monkey King Festival in the Valley of the Fertile Winds. The Lantern Ritual has just begun. Floating, multi-colored lanterns begin to dot the Gentle River. The Beloved Priest relates the story of the Monkey King’s victory over the Snake Demon, right here in the Valley. The gentle winds in the Valley are said to be both the Monkey King’s laughter and his blessing; a gift to show his gratitude for the people who lit his way out of the Snake Demon’s dark trap.You have all come to Market Town at this time. Some of you may be townsfolk, or farmers from the valley, here for the festivities. Some of you may be just passing through and were fortunate to be here at this time. Yet one thing is certain: you are all heroes, and for your own melodramatic reasons, should something happen, the Valley of the Fertile Winds will be glad you were here.

Please bring 3D6 of different colors. 

Your host is Keith Jacobson. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: E-Everett-08

Moderators
avatar for Keith Jacobson

Keith Jacobson

Bus Driver, Everett Transit

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Home by Dark
Limited Capacity seats available

A new story game from Protagonist Industries. You and your friends will try to save an innocent being with fantastic powers from mysterious pursuers while attempting to stop a daunting danger that threatens everything!

It's inspired by movies such as E.T., Flight of the Navigator, Super 8, and the series Stranger Things. Every game is a unique story where your group confronts the fantastic, helping a new Secret from the grasp of a dangerous Pursuer while attempting to stop a new Danger.

Your host is Jason Olsan. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: E-Everett-03

Moderators
avatar for Jason Olsan

Jason Olsan

Owner and Designer, Protagonist Industries

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Mystic Alliances
Limited Capacity seats available

Teenagers face the Mythos in Seattle in this stand alone variant for Call of Cthulu 6th Edition based on the supplement Mystic Alliances written by Kamal Lombardi. The Mythos are once again on the rise in this near-modern day setting inspired by the classic tales of H.P. Lovecraft.

Your host is Kamal Lombardi. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: E-Everett-11

Moderators
KJ

Kamal Josef Lombardi

I am an independent writer and wrote Mystic Alliances for Chaosium, Inc., a monograph for playing teenage characters in a near-modern COC based game setting. I am also a roleplaying games gamemaster and have run games at anime, science fiction, and gaming conventions for over 20 years. I enjoy talking at conventions about games, current and older science fiction, cyberpunk, films, comics, Japanese anime, and Doctor Who.

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Night's Black Agents: The Van Helsing Letter
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dracula isn’t a novel. It’s the heavily redacted after-action report of genuine events that took place in 1894, when British Intelligence attempted to recruit a vampire. That operation became Operation Edom; in the present day, Edom’s still around, trying to use vampires to win the War on Terror.

Now, the player characters are about to obtain a letter from Van Helsing to the director of the hospital where his son died, a letter that hints at failed attempt to destroy an ancient vampire. The clues in that century-old letter will lead the Agents to cross paths with modern-day minions of Dracula...

Night’s Black Agents, adapts the GUMSHOE engine to the propulsive paranoia of the spy thriller genre: not just James Bond, but also and especially films like Ronin and the Bour ne trilogy. You build agents worthy of such films; tough, resourceful, clever, deadly — in a word, badass. Then you send them to kill vampires.

Your host is Peter Nix. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: E-Everett-04

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Savage Worlds: The Last Parsec
Limited Capacity filling up

JumpCorp Scout ship G227, on a classified mission, has crashed on an uncharted planet in the Delta Valon sector.  As a member of the Medusa Charter your JumpCorp troubleshooter team has been assigned to investigate the unfortunate incident, rescue any survivors and salvage any important data.  

This game will use the Savage Worlds ruleset and The Last Parsec setting.

Your host is Peter Morson. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: E-Everett-06

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

The Lost Age RPG
Limited Capacity seats available

"Confronted with mysterious disappearances in the swamp-town of Enith, the characters must determine who, or what, is to blame and stop anyone else from going missing."

Pre-gen characters and supplies provided.The Lost Age RPG is heroic fantasy in a mythic age inspired by Greek and Assyrian legends. Players take on the role of burgeoning heroes building their legend to ascend to godhood. The Lost Age features tactical combat, 6 unique character races, and unconventional monsters.

Your host is Keith Leiker. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: E-Everett-09

Moderators
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Keith Leiker

Leiker Games

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Whatever Happened to Dr. Argon and the Mechanic?
Limited Capacity seats available

Terramancer has returned with a deadly threat to the City of Philadelphia, and he wants to know what happened to his old enemy, Dr. Argon! Can Freedom Strike find the old hero before Terramancer destroys the City?

An adventure for Champions Complete with up to six players! Characters provided! Roleplaying stressed despite some awesome super-combat. 

Your host is Michael Satran. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: E-Everett-01

Moderators
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Michael Satran

Michael Satran has been gaming since 1979, and running his Champions / Hero System universe since 1987. A graduate of Rutgers University, with a master’s degree in English from the University of Rhode Island, he is currently working on The Imperial Throne, an evil chinese secret organization supplement for Champions and an urban fantasy novel series featuring Alice in Wonderland characters. Journey to the Center of the Earth is in layout... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Pathfinder Society Organized Play - Games all day

*** Games running throughout the con. Please check-in at the entrance to the Hoyt comference room, to add your name to the schedule ***

Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a worldwide fantasy roleplaying campaign that puts YOU in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil.

In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of the competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas.

We will be running Scenarios and will have Pre-Generated characters available for play as well as having people to help you create a personalized character that you can play long after the Con is done.


Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Hoyt

9:30am

Codename: Color Chaos
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a new family-friendly party game? If you love Crazy Eights or UNO, come playtest my unreleased game COLOR CHAOS. Play with new crazy cards such as Reverse then Skip and Hand Swap. Add to the craziness with event mini-game and prepare to have a blast.

Your host is Jake Zukowski. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 16.

Session ID: E-Everett-19

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

10:00am

Marketing and Kickstarting your creation
Building an audience, gathering followers, finding fans can all be very daunting to a new writer or publisher. Learn some tools of the trade on do's & don'ts. Get detailed tips on Kickstarting your creation and how to avoid pitfalls.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lindroos

Nicole Lindroos

General Manager, Green Ronin Publishing
Nicole has been an active freelancer, writing and editing for large and small companies alike. Since 2000 she has been co-owner and General Manager of Green Ronin Publishing.
avatar for John Marvin

John Marvin

Director, Dread Unicorn Games, LLC
Just a roleplaying kind of gamer.


Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Panel Room

10:00am

The Necropolis (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity seats available

A stone slab shifts unexpectedly, trapping the investigators in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Only then do the explorers discover that they might not be down here alone. Can you escape before doom rains down on you all? This mystery set in the classic H.P. Lovecraft 1930's immediately plunges investigators into danger and insanity. The under two-hour play time and introduction to the rules for 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG makes this perfect as a demo to the system, while also asking players to solve the mystery before death strikes again!

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: Sa-10am-Garage-42

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Garage

11:00am

Diversity in Dungeons & Dragons
Limited Capacity seats available

Diversity in Dungeons & Dragons 

with Jeremy Crawford from Wizards of the Coast

Roleplaying games offer the promise of walking in someone else’s shoes on the path of high adventure. In the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, the diverse range of characters you can play and meet is celebrated in the game’s writing and art—characters of various ethnicities, gender identities, and sexualities—and the game is designed to appeal to players who are as diverse as its characters. Join Jeremy Crawford in a conversation about this diversity in D&D, as well as in other roleplaying games. Jeremy Crawford was the lead designer of the fifth edition Player’s Handbook, and he is the game’s lead rules developer and its managing editor.

 


Moderators
avatar for Jeremy Crawford

Jeremy Crawford

D&D Lead Rules Developer, Wizards of the Coast

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Panel Room

11:00am

Combat Diaries:Omaha Beach
Combat Diaries: Normandy.Hit the beach as infantryman of the US army on June, 6th, 1944. A game about life, death, morale, and the search for dry socks.


Garage Table 68

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 11:00am - 1:30pm
Garage

11:30am

Captain Sonar
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Team vs Team, Real time, hidden movement, deduction game of submarine warfare!

We'll do one mission "turn based" to learn the game then launch into real time games!

Your host is Jake R. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: F-Everett-18

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

Chez Geek
Limited Capacity seats available

Award-winning game of modern room-mates, all looking for enough slack for the weekend. Attend events, score drugs, buy stuff, look for nooky, watch TV or stop others from doing the same. Just remember, you can't kick them out, they live here!

Your host is Marcus Evenstar. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 9.

Session ID: F-Garage-67

Moderators
avatar for Marcus Evenstar

Marcus Evenstar

I've been attending conventions for several decades as participant, volunteer, staff and/or GOH. Along with house-husband duties, I pursue various interests; comics & animation (American, European & Japanese), gaming (table-top & computer) & literature (fiction, historical and scientific). My current vocation is promoting Table-top Gaming as a Social Benefit. I like to talk about all kinds of things, sometimes far too much.

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Garage

11:30am

Click Click Boom
Limited Capacity seats available

See if you can outwit, and take-out, your friends in this fast-paced game of social bluffing and Russian roulette. The comical art keeps things light and funny, with rules that are quick to learn for any level of player.

Your host is Sean Epperson. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: F-Garage-73

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Garage

11:30am

Ivion: CCG
Limited Capacity seats available

Ivion is a dueling card game set in a dark, brutal fantasy world beset by a supernatural winter. Instead of using creatures or abstract concepts to fight your opponent, your deck represents your characters abilities, attributes and traits. With these tools, your hero (or villain!) will strike with furious blows, cast powerful spells and use cunning tricks to butcher their enemies!

Your host is Aislyn Hall. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 3.

Session ID: F-Garage-65

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Garage

11:30am

Mazing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

MAZING is an all new abstract strategy game and it is bound to be a hit! This game is best described as a mixture of Blokus and a classic maze. Come play with us!

Your host is Clint Amstrup. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: F-Garage-72

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Garage

11:30am

Viticulture Essentials Edition
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In Viticulture, the players find themselves in the roles of people in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany who have inherited meager vineyards. They have a few plots of land, an old crushpad, a tiny cellar, and three workers. They each have a dream of being the first to call their winery a true success. The players are in the position of determining how they want to allocate their workers throughout the year. Every season is different on a vineyard, so the workers have different tasks they can take care of in the summer and winter. There's competition over those tasks, and often the first worker to get to the job has an advantage over subsequent workers. Fortunately for the players, people love to visit wineries, and it just so happens that many of those visitors are willing to help out around the vineyard when they visit as long as you assign a worker to take care of them. Their visits (in the form of cards) are brief but can be very helpful. Using those workers and visitors, players can expand their vineyards by building structures, planting vines (vine cards), and filling wine orders (wine order cards). Players work towards the goal of running the most successful winery in Tuscany.

Your host is Rachel Huffman. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: F-Everett-28

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

Car Wars 3-D Tournament - Qualifier 2 of 4
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Car Wars 3-D Tournament

He triggered the rear guns once more. A direct hit! The blue car skidded as the driver lost control – then flipped and caught fire. That would teach him not to tailgate . . .

Car Wars is the game of the freeways of the future, where the right of way goes to the biggest guns. Players build vehicles complete with weapons, armor, power plants, and more. Then they take them out on the desolate roads, or maybe the brightly lit arenas, to come home as "aces," or to crash and burn.

The battlefield for the tournament is a 3-D arena upscaled from the Classic game.

No experience is necessary to play, both rookie duelists and veteran aces are welcome. Designs will be provided.

This tournament features 4 qualifier rounds, starting at 9, 11:30, 2, and 4:30, with a maximum of 8 players per round. Play in as many or as few qualifier games as you'd like - they are standalone games. The top two finishers from each qualifier round earn a seat at the final at 7.

Finalists may bring their own Division 25 arena-legal design (with 50 point characters) if they wish or use one provided by the host.

The overall victor of the tournament will take home a trophy to commemorate the event!

Drive Offensively!

Your host is Greg Pratt. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: F-Everett-31


Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

H.E.A.D. Hunters
Limited Capacity seats available

H.E.A.D. Hunters combines a tabletop game with a collectible toy. Designed by Ben Cichoski and Danny Mandel (Legendary Encounters: Aliens & Predator, World of Warcraft Trading Card Game), H.E.A.D. Hunters features a card-driven miniatures game where everything needed to play is stored inside the head of each toy.

In this tabletop game for two to four players, each player controls his or her very own Hero of Every Age & Dimension (H.E.A.D.) Hunter. Each 5.25" toy features its own deck of cards, battle platforms, measuring string and combat dice to attack and defend against other Hunters as it moves around the table for position and opportunity. When the game is over, all the components fit back inside the head while the toy sits patiently (and attractively) on your shelf, waiting for its next opponent.

https://youtu.be/IFbnpZsTkwU

Your host is James Campbell. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: F-Everett-14

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

Another Superhero Card Game
Limited Capacity seats available

Create your own superhero character, or use one of our pre-gens. Fight crime, gather clues, and work your way up from the street to confront the supervillain.

This is a story-driven board RPG. Stop by and see what it's all about!

Your host is Tony R. Van Liew. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: F-Everett-23

Moderators
avatar for Tony R. Van Liew

Tony R. Van Liew

My hobby is designing games. "Crunchy" games. Games for people who like to think. Games that take an hour or more to play. My background is the SPI/Avalon Hill hex-and-counter era of the 70's, with a little 1st ed. D&D/T&T thrown in.

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

No Thank You Evil
Limited Capacity seats available

Make-believe, adventure, and storytelling-for the whole family! Explore the land of Storia and use your character's special skills, companions, and equipment to overcome obstacles as you solve mysteries, confront bad guys, and finish your adventure!

No Thank You Evil is an Ennie Award-Winning game of make believe for kids of all ages.

Your host is Tom Cameron. 
Suggested age range is Kids Only (12 & Under). 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: F-Everett-15

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Cameron

Thomas Cameron

Gamer, Nerd, Singer, Father, Troublemaker

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

Tower in the Mist: 13th Age Intro Adventure
Limited Capacity seats available

Danger lurks in the mists. Dive deep the intro adventure from Dread Unicorn Game's successful Kickstarer, Gods and Icons.

A mix of shared storytelling with exciting fantasy action where the PCs attempt to solve the mystery of the killing fog. The tower that kept the fog at bay was supposed to be protected by brave knights and a friendly dragon. What has gone wrong?
 
(13th Age Roleplaying Game with pregens).

Your host is John WS Marvin. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: F-Everett-02

Moderators
avatar for John Marvin

John Marvin

Director, Dread Unicorn Games, LLC
Just a roleplaying kind of gamer.

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

Firefly: The Board Game
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Firefly: The Game is at heart a resource management game with versatile win conditions. Balance resources and crew to travel the 'Verse and complete jobs and win the game. This session is open to players at any experience level or familiarity with the TV show and movie. 

The scenario and rule conditions of this game will be dependent on the experience level of attending players. This game will be played with all expansions.

Your host is Lydia Henson. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
All experience levels are welcome, however some of the advanced expansion rules will be in play.  
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: F-Everett-29

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 4:30pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

13th Age Alliance
Limited Capacity seats available

Living dungeons! Flying cities! An empire at the edge of chaos! Come adventure in the 13th age, where sinister new enemies rise to challenge the ancient Dragon Empire, and old alliances will be put to the test. Your choices as players will provide the raw material for an improvised adventure, including who will be your allies, and who will be your foes. Will you face the Diabolist, calling forth vile demons from the Abyss? The new Orc Lord, who seeks to unite the warring tribes? The draconic Three, who rule a city-state of monsters? Or the Lich King, scheming in his grim island Necropolis? The choice is yours...

(13th Age Roleplaying Game with pregens).

Your host is Emily Westfall. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: F-Garage-76

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 4:30pm
Garage

11:30am

13th Age RPG: The Wreck of Volund's Glory
Limited Capacity seats available

A dwarven airship has crashed in the magic-blasted wastelands of Midgard, with a stolen magical artifact on board. Evade, outwit, or out-fight undead goblins, magic abominations, and rival adventurers to reach the prize! 

No experience is necessary to play this 13th Age RPG adventure, and level 2 pre-generated characters are provided. (Feel free to bring your own, though!)

Your host is Wade Rockett. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: F-Garage-80

Moderators
avatar for Wade Rockett

Wade Rockett

Writer and Game Designer, Pelgrane Press
Wade is a game designer and writer whose credits include adventures,, resource books, articles, and short fiction for Kobold Press, Pelgrane Press, and Wizards of the Coast. He is the co-author of the 13th Age Game Master's Screen & Resource Book, which received the 2016 Silver ENnie for Best Aid/Accessory.

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 4:30pm
Garage

11:30am

Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller Tournament!  
Mark 3 rules, 75 point, two lists ( second list optional )
Noon start time, but please check in by 11:30am if possible. 

Saturday January 14, 2017 11:30am - 6:00pm
Garage

12:00pm

It's OK to Not Understand: Ignorance Can Be Cured
A lot of designers, GMs, and players feel uncomfortable with issues about sexuality, inclusivity, and anything else that goes past their world view or experience level. Let's talk about how to help people learn, and more importantly, feel comfortable about what they don't know or understand.

Moderators
avatar for Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon

Brand Manager, Savage Rifts, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF) has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter-century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games' Champions product line; both West End's and Fantasy Flight's Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar. | | He was the Events Coordinator for GAMA (helping run both Origins... Read More →

Speakers
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Tanya DePass

Founder/Director, I Need Diverse Games
Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago, that is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. She is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She’s the Founder and EIC of @OutofTokensCast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX and often speaks on issues... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Panel Room

12:00pm

What's in the Cellar (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity seats available

Arthur Blackwood has been charged with murder of his wife while on vacation. Desperate to clear his name, his lawyer has contacted acquaintances in hopes that they can help investigate her disappearance. Can you solve the mystery or is he truly guilty? This mystery set in the classic H.P. Lovecraft 1930's immediately plunges investigators into murder and intrigue. The under two-hour play time and introduction to the rules for 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG makes this perfect as a demo to the system, while also asking players to solve the mystery before death strikes again!

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: 12pm-Garage-42

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Garage

12:00pm

Paint & Take
Learn to paint miniatures!

There is a limited amount of space, and since each person who paints a miniature will take a variable amount of time, there are no sign ups for this event. Drop by and see if there is room for you. If they are full up, try back again later. Please limit yourself to one session, supplies are limited.

Table #60

Saturday January 14, 2017 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Garage

1:00pm

From Birdo to Mizhena: Transgender and Fantasy
Transgender characters and themes seem to be the hot, new, modern topic, but gender variance—under a variety of names—is as old as humanity. But with the recent furor over trans characters feeling "forced" in various popular titles, how can you be inclusive without making your transgender characters feel out-of-place or insensitive?

This panel is a short overview on trans history (and prehistory), followed by discussion on how recognize the niche and importance of gender variance in your fictional worlds while avoiding anachronistic language.

Moderators
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Crystal Frasier

Developer, Paizo Publishing
Crystal Frasier is a writer, game developer, and graphic designer with eighteen years’ experience, best known for her work on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games and adventures. She strives to make games worlds where everyone can see themselves reflected. She is a survivor of both the Art Institute of Seattle and New College of Florida, and pulls heavy inspiration for her work from European, Central American, and African history as... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Panel Room

1:00pm

So You Want To Be A Gamemaster (GM's Academy 101)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This two-hour workshop is set up to help you explore what it takes to become a Gamemaster. We'll discuss finding a system that will work for the sorts of stories you want, setting up a gaming group, and some basic organizational tricks for the new (or experienced!) GM. Hosted by Joseph Carriker

Moderators
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Joseph Carriker

Developer, Green Ronin Publishing
Joseph Carriker is the developer for Green Ronin's A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, as well as the adjunct Chronicle System line of game supplements. He has been writing in the gaming industry for fifteen years now, and has worked on a variety of game lines over those years, including most of White Wolf/Onyx Path's game lines, as well as being a contributor to Wizards of the Coast's recent "Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide," as well as work on... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Special Events Room

1:00pm

The 2017 Washington State Letter Tycoon Championship
Limited Capacity seats available

The 2017 Washington State Letter Tycoon Championship

In the game, players take turns forming a word using a seven-card hand and a three-card community card pool, scoring money and stock rewards based on their word. Players may use their earned money to buy one letter "patent" in the word they make. In the future, whenever another player uses one of your owned letters on their turn, you earn money from the bank. Letters that are used less frequently have special abilities, increasing their power. When enough of the alphabet has been claimed, players finish the current turn, then score all money, stock and letter patents owned. Create the most valuable empire and you can become the letter tycoon! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Northwest Regional Championship at Gamestorm (as well as a free badge to Gamestorm)!

Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Oakes Room 1st Floor by Restaurant

1:30pm

D&D Adventurer's League
The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games literally anywhere. Players use the fifth edition rules to create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League play is happening.

Please note: Every session on the OrcaCon Schedule has a beginner's adventure available for play, and includes pre-generated characters if you haven't made a character. Learn to play!

For sign ups, see the Adventurer's League Table outside Hoyt 1.  

Session 4

Saturday January 14, 2017 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Hoyt

2:00pm

So You Want to Run a Con?
Learn dos and don'ts of how to start a successful convention including research, strategy, best practices for planning, budgets, managing volunteers and more!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Donna Prior

Donna Prior

Executive Director, OrcaCon
Donna “Danicia” Prior is the Sparkly Princess of Social Media & Community Management. She is the Organized Play Coordinator for Catan Studios. Donna iss the Events Manager for Green Ronin Publishing and is the Executive Director of OrcaCon, the Inclusive Tabletop Games Convention in Everett, WA.  She is a gamer and a beer geek, often combining both hobbies while teaching new people to game and appreciate beer. She’s... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Panel Room

2:00pm

Bring Your Own Book
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Bring Your Own Book is the game of borrowed phrases, where players search through books for text to take way out of context.

It's easy. Players take turns drawing prompts from the deck, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies the prompt. Since you can use a different book each time, you can play it with any audience, and there's a practically infinite supply of source material.

Books will be provided by BYOB Creator, Matthew Moore!
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-26

 

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Owner, Designer, // do better games
Game Design: digital and tabletop, narrative and content, casual and hardcore. Also happy to talk about event hosting, trivia presenting, song writing, and where to find the best pho.

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

The Dead Boarder (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity filling up

A fellow tenant at your boarding house has been missing for two days. Should you expect the worst when you convince the landlord to unlock the room to peek inside? This mystery set in the classic H.P. Lovecraft 1930's immediately plunges investigators into murder and intrigue. The two-hour play time and introduction to the rules for 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG makes this perfect as a demo to the system, while also asking players to solve the mystery before death strikes again!

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: 2pm-Garage-42

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Garage

2:00pm

Click Click Boom
Limited Capacity seats available

See if you can outwit, and take-out, your friends in this fast-paced game of social bluffing and Russian roulette. The comical art keeps things light and funny, with rules that are quick to learn for any level of player.

Your host is Sean Epperson. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Garage-73

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Garage

2:00pm

Codename: Color Chaos
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a new family-friendly party game? If you love Crazy Eights or UNO, come playtest my unreleased game COLOR CHAOS. Play with new crazy cards such as Reverse then Skip and Hand Swap. Add to the craziness with event mini-game and prepare to have a blast.

Your host is Jake Zukowski. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 16.

Session ID: G-Garage-66

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Garage

2:00pm

Mazing
Limited Capacity seats available

MAZING is an all new abstract strategy game and it is bound to be a hit! This game is best described as a mixture of Blokus and a classic maze. Come play with us!

Your host is Clint Amstrup. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: G-Garage-72

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Garage

2:00pm

Car Wars 3-D Tournament - Qualifier 3 of 4
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Car Wars 3-D Tournament

He triggered the rear guns once more. A direct hit! The blue car skidded as the driver lost control – then flipped and caught fire. That would teach him not to tailgate . . .

Car Wars is the game of the freeways of the future, where the right of way goes to the biggest guns. Players build vehicles complete with weapons, armor, power plants, and more. Then they take them out on the desolate roads, or maybe the brightly lit arenas, to come home as "aces," or to crash and burn.

The battlefield for the tournament is a 3-D arena upscaled from the Classic game.

No experience is necessary to play, both rookie duelists and veteran aces are welcome. Designs will be provided.

This tournament features 4 qualifier rounds, starting at 9, 11:30, 2, and 4:30, with a maximum of 8 players per round. Play in as many or as few qualifier games as you'd like - they are standalone games. The top two finishers from each qualifier round earn a seat at the final at 7.

Finalists may bring their own Division 25 arena-legal design (with 50 point characters) if they wish or use one provided by the host.

The overall victor of the tournament will take home a trophy to commemorate the event!

Drive Offensively!

Your host is Greg Pratt. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: G-Everett-31


Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

ODE: OGRE vs Kaiju
Limited Capacity seats available

This classic game of future warfare has been taken to a new level of awesome with 3-D Ogres & buildings, full color maps and hundreds of GEVs, Tanks, Missile Tanks, Infantry, etc. Mortal enemies become nervous allies when war wakens ancient monsters.


Your host is Marcus Evenstar. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: G-Garage-64

Moderators
avatar for Marcus Evenstar

Marcus Evenstar

I've been attending conventions for several decades as participant, volunteer, staff and/or GOH. Along with house-husband duties, I pursue various interests; comics & animation (American, European & Japanese), gaming (table-top & computer) & literature (fiction, historical and scientific). My current vocation is promoting Table-top Gaming as a Social Benefit. I like to talk about all kinds of things, sometimes far too much.

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Garage

2:00pm

Blue Rose (Romantic Fantasy Roleplaying) – Flight of the Snow Pearl
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Envoys from Aldis, the Kingdom of the Blue Rose, you’re assigned the task of retrieving a covert agent from the nearby dark Kingdom of Kern. Brave the dangers of the Ice-Binder Mountains to aid the mysterious “Snow Pearl”.

Your host is Steve Kenson. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-07

Moderators
avatar for Steve Kenson

Steve Kenson

Designer, Green Ronin Publishing
Steve has been a professional tabletop RPG writer and designer since 1995, working on games such as Shadowrun, Aberrant, Mutants & Masterminds, and Icons Superpowered Roleplaying. He has written nine RPG tie-in novels, including three with a gay male protagonist. An advocate of inclusion in the hobby, Steve started the "Queer as a Three-Sided Die" seminar at GenCon and the gaymers e-mailing list. He maintains a website at... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Tower in the Mist: 13th Age Intro Adventure
Limited Capacity filling up

Danger lurks in the mists. Dive deep the intro adventure from Dread Unicorn Game's successful Kickstarer, Gods and Icons.

A mix of shared storytelling with exciting fantasy action where the PCs attempt to solve the mystery of the killing fog. The tower that kept the fog at bay was supposed to be protected by brave knights and a friendly dragon. What has gone wrong?
 
(13th Age Roleplaying Game with pregens).

Your host is John WS Marvin. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: G-Everett-02

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John Marvin

Director, Dread Unicorn Games, LLC
Just a roleplaying kind of gamer.

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Melee/Wizard Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Come try your skill in a 45-man free-for-all in a scale representation of the Roman Colosseum, winner take all! We will be using standard Melee/Wizard rules; 32-point characters. Bring your own mini, or counters will be provided.

Tables 84-85 in the Garage

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Tony R. Van Liew

My hobby is designing games. "Crunchy" games. Games for people who like to think. Games that take an hour or more to play. My background is the SPI/Avalon Hill hex-and-counter era of the 70's, with a little 1st ed. D&D/T&T thrown in.


Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Garage

2:00pm

Card Castle
Limited Capacity seats available

Out-slap your opponents, win cards, and become the Ruler of the Card Castle!Similar to Egyptian Rat Screw and Slap Jack,Card Castle is a fast-paced, multiplayer slap card game that relies on quick reflexes and pattern recognition to out slap your opponents. Throw in a medieval theme including Archers, Wizards, and Dragons and you have Card Castle!

Your host is Debbie Lin. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: G-Everett-14

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Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Eclipse
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Eclipse is a game of interstellar exploration and conquest.  

Your host is Dan Carey. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-23

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Dan Carey

I like to play games, especially war games. I am running Mare Nostrum, Eclipse, and Cuba Libre.

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Call of Cthulhu: The Ties that Bind
Limited Capacity seats available

Strange rock formations have been found in Mrs. Carrington's prized fountain, vandalized by who whoever left these objects. But these are like no rock formations seen before!

This Call of Cthulhu scenario was recently printed in Doors to Darkness and is a full length investigation into these bizarre objects and the events that occur in the wake of the vandalism.

Pre-generated characters provided.

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-19

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Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Castles & Crusades: The Maze
Limited Capacity seats available

You're not sure how you arrived here. You're standing in a plain room with several other strangers in what appears to be a recently excavated dungeon. Off in the distance you hear strange sounds and a long miserable scream...

The Maze is an RPG using the Castles & Crusades system (updated, modernized D&D 2e clone) for 4 - 6 players. You begin as 3rd level characters in a party of strangers teleported into a dungeon. You must discover the way out of the Maze before the denizens therein discover you!

Pre-generated characters will be provided.

Your host is Trentin C Bergeron. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-09

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Trentin Bergeron

I've been running/playing RPGs for 35+ years now. I enjoy many different systems. This year I'm running 5 sessions of the "retro-clone" "OSR" Castles & Crusades system from Troll Lord Games. The game is light, fast and nostalgic fun. Come join me and get your Old School on!

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Catastrophe At Clydesdale!
Limited Capacity seats available

The reports coming in from the new Equestria colony of Clydesdale are disturbing. It's as though nature is fighting back to remain wild. What or who is behind this calamity. Well, as agents of the Ministry of Nature, it's up to you to figure it out and save everypony in Clydesdale? 

The game uses standard Fate Accelerated and pregens will be provided.

Your host is John Reiher. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-04

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Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Detour (Dungeon Crawl)
Limited Capacity seats available

The Hexenwerk Necromancer has meet his just rewards when his explosives backfired.  Now it is up to you to clear the caverns and mine shafts to free the trapped workers! Oh be wary of possible traps or worse!  

Swashbuckling 17th Century Fantasy world, rules taught, in game rewards for coming in a costume!

Pre-Generated Heroes are available or bring your own beginning Hero!

Your host is Mad Capt. John. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-06

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MC

Mad Capt. John

Really looking forward to this convention. It will be the first time we have attended. I have heard good thing about it! | I will be running games! I love RPG's and LARP's. Right now I am mainly running 7th Sea 2 Edition RPG at conventions throughout the West. At home I am running a campaign using it! Therefore, I will run to sessions of 7th Sea 2 ed at this convention. Email if you have questions.

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Feng Shui
Limited Capacity seats available

From the Zoo to a Festival

Feng Shui 2nd edition: The game of martial-arts movie action! Bad people are doing bad things to innocents again. Time to step up and step in, and get those innocents to safety.

Characters provided; players should bring a set of 3 different colored six-sided dice and maybe a pen or pencil.

Your host is Michael Brislawn. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: G-Garage-70

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Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Garage

2:00pm

Home by Dark
Limited Capacity seats available

A new story game from Protagonist Industries. You and your friends will try to save an innocent being with fantastic powers from mysterious pursuers while attempting to stop a daunting danger that threatens everything!

It's inspired by movies such as E.T., Flight of the Navigator, Super 8, and the series Stranger Things. Every game is a unique story where your group confronts the fantastic, helping a new Secret from the grasp of a dangerous Pursuer while attempting to stop a new Danger.

Your host is Jason Olsan. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: G-Everett-03

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Jason Olsan

Owner and Designer, Protagonist Industries

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Peril at King's Landing
Limited Capacity seats available

Play in this roleplaying game set during events of the first novel in George R. R. Martin's bestselling novel series A Game of Thrones. You will play characters all part of the same house attempting to advance their house versus events involving a rival house plotting against them.

The game will use as a ruleset A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying: A Game of Thrones Edition. Pre-gen characters available based around an original house not in the books. Please bring dice.

Your host is Kamal Lombardi. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: G-Everett-11

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KJ

Kamal Josef Lombardi

I am an independent writer and wrote Mystic Alliances for Chaosium, Inc., a monograph for playing teenage characters in a near-modern COC based game setting. I am also a roleplaying games gamemaster and have run games at anime, science fiction, and gaming conventions for over 20 years. I enjoy talking at conventions about games, current and older science fiction, cyberpunk, films, comics, Japanese anime, and Doctor Who.

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Savage Rifts: Fire on the Mountain
Limited Capacity seats available

Sean Patrick Fannon, Brand Manager and Lead Writer/Designer for Savage Rifts, is running a series of unique adventures, all created from the Adventure Generator in the Game Master’s Handbook!

In this one, Tomorrow Legion heroes track Pecos Empire bandit slavers through a wildfire consuming part of the Ozarks.

Your host is Sean Patrick Fannon. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: Lobby (Geek Chic)

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Sean Patrick Fannon

Brand Manager, Savage Rifts, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF) has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter-century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games' Champions product line; both West End's and Fantasy Flight's Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar. | | He was the Events Coordinator for GAMA (helping run both Origins... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Lobby (Geek Chic)

2:00pm

Savage Worlds: Weird War I
Limited Capacity seats available

Weird things happen during conflict and the war to end all wars is no exception. Reality, myth and legend collide as blood spilled on the battlefield awakens a darkness that reeks havoc across a war torn Europe.  As a hardened soldier on a special branch of Britian's MI13 called Section 8, your toughness, nerve and sanity will be tested on every mission.  You don't ask questions, you just do whatever it takes to get the job done.  

This game will use the Savage Worlds ruleset and the Weird Wars I setting by Pinnacle Entertainment Group. 

Your host is Peter Morson. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: G-Everett-08

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Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join a small team of rogues and ne'er-do-wells at the Edge of the Empire. In an Edge of the Empire campaign, bounty hunters, smugglers, mercenaries, and explorers not only rub elbows with doctors, politicians, and scholars, but they find themselves thrust into adventures alongside them. During these adventures, you and your fellow fringers will often find yourselves facing any number of challenges, from repairing a damaged starship or slicing your way past a security panel to exchanging blaster fire with hired gunmen out to collect a bounty. With little law or order on the Outer Rim, you must rely on your innate abilities, trained skills, and special talents to survive.

The Star Wars RPG system allows players to engage the narration of the story in unique ways. The specialized dice system makes is easy to determine success and failure, advantage and threat, triumph and despair. Players do not have to be Star Wars junkies, nor do they have to know everything about the Star Wars universe. Come spin a tale and learn what life on the Edge of the Empire looks like.

Your host is Joshua Tallent. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: G-Everett-10

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Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Starfall
Limited Capacity seats available

Champions Complete: A strange meteorite has fallen to Earth in Western Pennsylvania, and it's up to Freedom Strike to discover the secrets of it's fall! Awesome action in the Mighty Michael Satran manner! 

Your host is Michael Satran. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-01

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Michael Satran

Michael Satran has been gaming since 1979, and running his Champions / Hero System universe since 1987. A graduate of Rutgers University, with a master’s degree in English from the University of Rhode Island, he is currently working on The Imperial Throne, an evil chinese secret organization supplement for Champions and an urban fantasy novel series featuring Alice in Wonderland characters. Journey to the Center of the Earth is in layout... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

2:00pm

Smash Up! Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you the most awesome shufflebuilding player in the world (or at least Everett!)?!? Do you have the skills to make kittens and vampires work together? Princesses and Dragons?!? Then prove it!

In this Smash UP! tournament, pods of 4 players will battle to make it to a final table and a battle for ultimate supremacy! Will you be the last one standing! Claim the title of the Most Awesome!

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Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Garage

3:00pm

Stepping Into the Limelight
Dealing with negative publicity, public relations crisis, and harassment from people who pay you, employ you, or have power over you. 

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Speakers
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Strix Beltrán

Narrative Designer, Writer, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Whitney Beltrán, AKA “Strix” is a writer and narrative designer for analogue and video games, scripts and features, and transmedia IP. She has written for studios including Undead Labs, Onyx Path, and Crackhorse Films. She is an expert in world building and narrative design, and holds a Master’s in Mythological Studies. She has published peer reviewed academic papers on psychology and narrative play, contributed a chapter... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Panel Room

3:00pm

Bring Your Own Book
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring Your Own Book is the game of borrowed phrases, where players search through books for text to take way out of context.

It's easy. Players take turns drawing prompts from the deck, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies the prompt. Since you can use a different book each time, you can play it with any audience, and there's a practically infinite supply of source material.

Books will be provided by BYOB Creator, Matthew Moore!
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-26

 

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avatar for Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Owner, Designer, // do better games
Game Design: digital and tabletop, narrative and content, casual and hardcore. Also happy to talk about event hosting, trivia presenting, song writing, and where to find the best pho.

Saturday January 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Everett Game room

3:00pm

Infinity Demos

Infinity is a tabletop wargame in which sci-fi themed miniatures are used to simulate futuristic skirmishes.

Infinity recreates Direct Action operations, high-stakes missions in the battlefront or behind enemy lines, where victory or death are a trigger pull away. Players command a small group of elite soldiers, chosen for their adequacy to the mission parameters at hand. Each battle calls for a different composition, and building an effective team from hand-picked members of different regiments is key to a successful operation.

Infinity is a groundbreaking, dynamic system that allows you to make meaningful, fun choices throughout the entire game sequence, and gives you the tools to implement any number of strategies with realism and flexibility.

THIS IS A DEMO OF A MINIATURES GAME. THERE IS NO NEED TO SIGN UP BEFOREHAND. JUST SHOW UP AND LEARN TO PLAY!

Table 63

Saturday January 14, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Garage

4:00pm

Mirkwood, Owlbears, and You - Gaming in Middle-Earth
One of the most beloved of all fantasy properties has officially come to D&D at last! Join Adventures in Middle-Earth and The One Ring writer T.S. Luikart to discuss running games in Middle-Earth, dodging or embracing canon, and whether or not Owlbears infest Mirkwood.

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TL

TS Luikart

Staff Designer / Support Manager, Cubicle 7
I have designed and written for many roleplaying lines including Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition, Dark Heresy, the Dragon Age Roleplaying Game, Eclipse Phase, Tenra Bansho Zero, The One Ring, and Adventures in Middle-Earth. Yeah, I've been at this awhile.

Saturday January 14, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Panel Room

4:00pm

Bring Your Own Book
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring Your Own Book is the game of borrowed phrases, where players search through books for text to take way out of context.

It's easy. Players take turns drawing prompts from the deck, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies the prompt. Since you can use a different book each time, you can play it with any audience, and there's a practically infinite supply of source material.

Books will be provided by BYOB Creator, Matthew Moore!
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-26

 

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Owner, Designer, // do better games
Game Design: digital and tabletop, narrative and content, casual and hardcore. Also happy to talk about event hosting, trivia presenting, song writing, and where to find the best pho.

Saturday January 14, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Everett Game room

4:00pm

The Necropolis (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity seats available

A stone slab shifts unexpectedly, trapping the investigators in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Only then do the explorers discover that they might not be down here alone. Can you escape before doom rains down on you all? This mystery set in the classic H.P. Lovecraft 1930's immediately plunges investigators into danger and insanity. The under two-hour play time and introduction to the rules for 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG makes this perfect as a demo to the system, while also asking players to solve the mystery before death strikes again!

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: Sa-4pm-Garage-42

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Saturday January 14, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Garage

4:00pm

Monsterhearts
Monster Hearts.Play teenage monsters and explore their loves, rivalries, and their supernatural hungers.


http://buriedwithoutceremony.com/monsterhearts/

Garage Table 68

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Saturday January 14, 2017 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Garage

4:30pm

Codename: Color Chaos
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for a new family-friendly party game? If you love Crazy Eights or UNO, come playtest my unreleased game COLOR CHAOS. Play with new crazy cards such as Reverse then Skip and Hand Swap. Add to the craziness with event mini-game and prepare to have a blast.

Your host is Jake Zukowski. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 16.

Session ID: H-Garage-66

Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Garage

4:30pm

Ivion: CCG
Limited Capacity seats available

Ivion is a dueling card game set in a dark, brutal fantasy world beset by a supernatural winter. Instead of using creatures or abstract concepts to fight your opponent, your deck represents your characters abilities, attributes and traits. With these tools, your hero (or villain!) will strike with furious blows, cast powerful spells and use cunning tricks to butcher their enemies!

Your host is Aislyn Hall. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 3.

Session ID: H-Garage-65

Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Garage

4:30pm

Ladies and Gentlemen
Limited Capacity filling up

Plunge into the heart of the Victorian era and, as part of a team, Take On The Roles of highly fashionable ladies and gentlemen. As the men play the stock market the women peruse boutiques in search of the latest fashion items. You do not want to be the laughing stock of the upcoming ball!

 Bring a teammate if you have one! If not we will match you with a teammate.

Your host is Angela Burlingame. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 10.

Session ID: H-Garage-67

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Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Garage

4:30pm

The Resistance: Avalon
Limited Capacity seats available

The Resistance: Avalon pits the forces of Good and Evil in a battle to control the future of civilization. Arthur represents the future of Britain, a promise of prosperity and honor, yet hidden among his brave warriors are Mordred's unscrupulous minions. These forces of evil are few in number but have knowledge of each other and remain hidden from all but one of Arthur's servants. Merlin alone knows the agents of evil, but he must speak of this only in riddles. If his true identity is discovered, all will be lost.

DROP-INS WELCOME! Each game is pretty quick so you can almost certainly get into a game right away.

Your host is Mark Briggs. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 10. Drop-ins welcome.

Session ID: H-Garage-73

Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Garage

4:30pm

Car Wars 3-D Tournament - Qualifier 4 of 4
Limited Capacity filling up

Car Wars 3-D Tournament

He triggered the rear guns once more. A direct hit! The blue car skidded as the driver lost control – then flipped and caught fire. That would teach him not to tailgate . . .

Car Wars is the game of the freeways of the future, where the right of way goes to the biggest guns. Players build vehicles complete with weapons, armor, power plants, and more. Then they take them out on the desolate roads, or maybe the brightly lit arenas, to come home as "aces," or to crash and burn.

The battlefield for the tournament is a 3-D arena upscaled from the Classic game.

No experience is necessary to play, both rookie duelists and veteran aces are welcome. Designs will be provided.

This tournament features 4 qualifier rounds, starting at 9, 11:30, 2, and 4:30, with a maximum of 8 players per round. Play in as many or as few qualifier games as you'd like - they are standalone games. The top two finishers from each qualifier round earn a seat at the final at 7.

Finalists may bring their own Division 25 arena-legal design (with 50 point characters) if they wish or use one provided by the host.

The overall victor of the tournament will take home a trophy to commemorate the event!

Drive Offensively!

Your host is Greg Pratt. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: H-Everett-31


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Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

4:30pm

ODE: Exercise K
Limited Capacity seats available

This classic game of future warfare has been taken to a new level of awesome with 3-D Ogres & buildings, full color maps and hundreds of GEVs, Tanks, Missile Tanks, Infantry, etc. Time to exercise your tactical skills in this four-sided, all-Ogre slug fest.


Your host is Marcus Evenstar. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 13.

Session ID: H-Garage-64

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Marcus Evenstar

I've been attending conventions for several decades as participant, volunteer, staff and/or GOH. Along with house-husband duties, I pursue various interests; comics & animation (American, European & Japanese), gaming (table-top & computer) & literature (fiction, historical and scientific). My current vocation is promoting Table-top Gaming as a Social Benefit. I like to talk about all kinds of things, sometimes far too much.

Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Garage

4:30pm

Cthulhu Britannica (Call of Cthulhu 6E) - The Vanishing Scream
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

It's London in the 1920s and foul deeds have the city on edge.  Dock workers are missing, spiritual mediums are going insane, unexpected suicides are on the rise among the rich and powerful... could these seemingly disparate events be connected?  Will the dock workers revolt?  What happened to Miss Felicity's shoe?  Find out, in Call of Cthulhu Britannica - The Vanishing Scream. 

Your host is Sheena Vandevanter. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: H-Everett-02

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Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

4:30pm

Shadow of the Demon Lord
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Experience the horror and despair of the Demon Lord with the game's creator!

Your host is Robert J Schwalb. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: H-Everett-07

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Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

4:30pm

DC deck building game
Limited Capacity seats available

DC comics deckbuilding game by cryptozoic. I have two versions and two expansions! 

Your host is Joel Gipson. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: H-Everett-29

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Saturday January 14, 2017 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Everett Game room

5:00pm

Knights & Nightmares: Horror in Tabletop RPGs
Unleash your nightmares on the game table. Veteran game makers reveal the secrets to crafting terrifying tales, ominous atmosphere, and tabletop "special effects" certain to leave your players quaking—no matter what RPG you play!

Moderators
avatar for Wes Schneider

Wes Schneider

Editor-in-Chief, Paizo Inc.
Editor-in-chief at Paizo Inc. and co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, F. Wesley Schneider is the author of dozens of Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons products. Aside from having passionate opinions about horror, world-building, and storytelling, he's spoken at length on inclusivity and GLBTQ topics in gaming. You can follow Wes at wesschneider.com or on Twitter at @FWesSchneider.

Speakers
avatar for Strix Beltrán

Strix Beltrán

Narrative Designer, Writer, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Whitney Beltrán, AKA “Strix” is a writer and narrative designer for analogue and video games, scripts and features, and transmedia IP. She has written for studios including Undead Labs, Onyx Path, and Crackhorse Films. She is an expert in world building and narrative design, and holds a Master’s in Mythological Studies. She has published peer reviewed academic papers on psychology and narrative play, contributed a chapter... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Jerabek

Alexander Jerabek

Creative Director, Cherry Picked Games


Saturday January 14, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Panel Room

5:00pm

Bring Your Own Book
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring Your Own Book is the game of borrowed phrases, where players search through books for text to take way out of context.

It's easy. Players take turns drawing prompts from the deck, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies the prompt. Since you can use a different book each time, you can play it with any audience, and there's a practically infinite supply of source material.

Books will be provided by BYOB Creator, Matthew Moore!
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-26

 

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Owner, Designer, // do better games
Game Design: digital and tabletop, narrative and content, casual and hardcore. Also happy to talk about event hosting, trivia presenting, song writing, and where to find the best pho.

Saturday January 14, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Everett Game room

5:00pm

The Game of 49 Boardgame Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

The 2017 Washington State Game of 49 Championship

Starting with $49 apiece, players in The Game of 49 bid to buy spaces on the 49-square (7-by-7) game board. Randomly drawn number cards are auctioned one at a time, with the highest bidder placing a chip on the matching board space. Wild/Payoff cards give players a choice of where to place their chip and also award cash to all players for their chips on the board: $7 per chip, with a payoff maximum of $49. The first player to claim four spaces in a row, in any direction, wins. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Northwest Regional Championship at Gamestorm (as well as a free badge to Gamestorm)!

Saturday January 14, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Oakes Room 1st Floor by Restaurant

6:00pm

Let's Talk Larp Shop - Practice Meets Pedagogy
Gaming Academic Gabriel De Los Angeles and Larp Practiioner Avonelle Wing invite you to join them for an easy-going conversation about the intersection between the practice and the study of larp.


Saturday January 14, 2017 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Panel Room

6:00pm

Bring Your Own Book
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring Your Own Book is the game of borrowed phrases, where players search through books for text to take way out of context.

It's easy. Players take turns drawing prompts from the deck, then race to find the best phrase in their own book that satisfies the prompt. Since you can use a different book each time, you can play it with any audience, and there's a practically infinite supply of source material.

Books will be provided by BYOB Creator, Matthew Moore!
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: G-Everett-26

 

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Owner, Designer, // do better games
Game Design: digital and tabletop, narrative and content, casual and hardcore. Also happy to talk about event hosting, trivia presenting, song writing, and where to find the best pho.

Saturday January 14, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Everett Game room

6:00pm

What's in the Cellar (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity seats available

Arthur Blackwood has been charged with murder of his wife while on vacation. Desperate to clear his name, his lawyer has contacted acquaintances in hopes that they can help investigate her disappearance. Can you solve the mystery or is he truly guilty? This mystery set in the classic H.P. Lovecraft 1930's immediately plunges investigators into murder and intrigue. The under two-hour play time and introduction to the rules for 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG makes this perfect as a demo to the system, while also asking players to solve the mystery before death strikes again!

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: 6pm-Garage-42

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Garage

6:00pm

D&D Adventurer's League Epic Event

This is an EPIC eight table event. To sign up, please stop by the D&D Adventurer's League admin table outside of Hoyt 1 before the event, or stop by the rear area downstairs right before the event begins.

DDEP05-01  The Iron Baron

Deep in the Greypeak Mountains the fire giant warlord Baron Ugarak has enslaved hundreds of small folk to toil in his iron mines furiously extracting elementally infused ore for an as yet unknown purpose. Surrounded by a monstrous army and decidedly shady allies, the Baron poses a dire threat to the goodly folk of the north.

Characters of Level 1-4 & 5-10


Saturday January 14, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Garage

7:00pm

Beyond the 101: A discussion of diversity in gaming
We know diversity is an issue in gaming, so let's move beyond the 101 and talk about some practical ways we as a community can move from theory into action.

Moderators
avatar for Tanya DePass

Tanya DePass

Founder/Director, I Need Diverse Games
Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago, that is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. She is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She’s the Founder and EIC of @OutofTokensCast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX and often speaks on issues... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Strix Beltrán

Strix Beltrán

Narrative Designer, Writer, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Whitney Beltrán, AKA “Strix” is a writer and narrative designer for analogue and video games, scripts and features, and transmedia IP. She has written for studios including Undead Labs, Onyx Path, and Crackhorse Films. She is an expert in world building and narrative design, and holds a Master’s in Mythological Studies. She has published peer reviewed academic papers on psychology and narrative play, contributed a chapter... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Eden

Danielle Eden

Content Creator, Voices from the Void
Gamer. Activist. Passionate Introvert. I've enjoyed the privilege of exploring many facets of our wonderful geek culture. For 3 years I was heavily involved in the player and media community of the MMO Eve Online, hosting a podcasting, writing and producing in-character fiction, and hosting in-game and IRL events. For a year I was lucky enough to ride the convention circuit with We Love Fine as a press and convention assistant. These days I... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Panel Room

7:00pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill
Limited Capacity seats available

You and your friends have decided to explore the creepy mansion on the hill, building it tile by tile. But the house doesn't like visitors, and one of you will betray the rest. Can you make it out alive?

Your host is Angela Burlingame. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: I-Everett-28

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Ivion: CCG
Limited Capacity seats available

Ivion is a dueling card game set in a dark, brutal fantasy world beset by a supernatural winter. Instead of using creatures or abstract concepts to fight your opponent, your deck represents your characters abilities, attributes and traits. With these tools, your hero (or villain!) will strike with furious blows, cast powerful spells and use cunning tricks to butcher their enemies!

Your host is Aislyn Hall. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 3.

Session ID: I-Garage-65

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Garage

7:00pm

Mazing
Limited Capacity seats available

MAZING is an all new abstract strategy game and it is bound to be a hit! This game is best described as a mixture of Blokus and a classic maze. Come play with us!

Your host is Clint Amstrup. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: I-Garage-72

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Garage

7:00pm

Scythe
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

From Stonemaier's website: "Scythe (1-5 players, 115 minutes) is a board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor.In Scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in Eastern Europa. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs."

Premium Edition of Scythe Hosted by Leiker Games

Your host is Keith Leiker. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: I-Everett-16

Moderators
avatar for Keith Leiker

Keith Leiker

Leiker Games

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Everett Game room

7:00pm

The Resistance: Avalon
Limited Capacity seats available

The Resistance: Avalon pits the forces of Good and Evil in a battle to control the future of civilization. Arthur represents the future of Britain, a promise of prosperity and honor, yet hidden among his brave warriors are Mordred's unscrupulous minions. These forces of evil are few in number but have knowledge of each other and remain hidden from all but one of Arthur's servants. Merlin alone knows the agents of evil, but he must speak of this only in riddles. If his true identity is discovered, all will be lost.

DROP-INS WELCOME! Each game is pretty quick so you can almost certainly get into a game right away.

Your host is Mark Briggs. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 10. Drop-ins welcome.

Session ID: I-Garage-73

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Garage

7:00pm

Catalyst
Limited Capacity seats available

Blood, fire, death, chaos. Our world is crumbling. Save humanity from the demon invasion in this fast-paced modern-fantasy role-playing game.

Your host is Alex Jerabek. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: I-Everett-07

Moderators
avatar for Alexander Jerabek

Alexander Jerabek

Creative Director, Cherry Picked Games

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Arkham Horror
Limited Capacity seats available

Pitted against overwhelming odds, a small band of investigators is determined to beat back the uncaring forces of the universe. They'll have to delve deep into the mysteries of the Mythos and use all of their skills, weapons, and spells if they want to have even a slim chance of success.


Your host is Marcus Evenstar. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 9.

Session ID: I-Everett-14

Moderators
avatar for Marcus Evenstar

Marcus Evenstar

I've been attending conventions for several decades as participant, volunteer, staff and/or GOH. Along with house-husband duties, I pursue various interests; comics & animation (American, European & Japanese), gaming (table-top & computer) & literature (fiction, historical and scientific). My current vocation is promoting Table-top Gaming as a Social Benefit. I like to talk about all kinds of things, sometimes far too much.

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Cuba Libre
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Cuba Libre is a four player game about the Cuban Revolution.

Your host is Dan Carey. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: I-Everett-23

Moderators
avatar for Dan Carey

Dan Carey

I like to play games, especially war games. I am running Mare Nostrum, Eclipse, and Cuba Libre.

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Car Wars 3-D Tournament - Finals
Limited Capacity seats available

Car Wars 3-D Tournament - FINALS
You must qualify in order to play in the finals! 
Please see the four qualifier sessions earlier in the day.


He triggered the rear guns once more. A direct hit! The blue car skidded as the driver lost control – then flipped and caught fire. That would teach him not to tailgate . . .

Car Wars is the game of the freeways of the future, where the right of way goes to the biggest guns. Players build vehicles complete with weapons, armor, power plants, and more. Then they take them out on the desolate roads, or maybe the brightly lit arenas, to come home as "aces," or to crash and burn.

The battlefield for the tournament is a 3-D arena upscaled from the Classic game.

No experience is necessary to play, both rookie duelists and veteran aces are welcome. Designs will be provided.

This tournament features 4 qualifier rounds, starting at 9, 11:30, 2, and 4:30, with a maximum of 8 players per round. Play in as many or as few qualifier games as you'd like - they are standalone games. The top two finishers from each qualifier round earn a seat at the final at 7.

Finalists may bring their own Division 25 arena-legal design (with 50 point characters) if they wish or use one provided by the host.

The overall victor of the tournament will take home a trophy to commemorate the event!

Drive Offensively!

Your host is Greg Pratt. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: I-Everett-31


Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Mystique: Dreams and Nightmares Playtest
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come help play-test an exciting new deck-building miniatures game from Green Fairy Studios set in a modern fairy tale world! In Mystique, each player controls a group of creatures based on ancient myths in Earth’s prehistory, sent from their home dimensions to present day Earth to gather precious resources and thwart rival Pantheons’ plans. Players must combine managing their resources, represented by a custom deck of cards, with tactical play of their models on a tabletop battlefield.

Your host is D. Anthony Robinson. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.


Session ID: I-Garage-56

Moderators
avatar for Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson

President, Green Fairy Studios LLC

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Garage

7:00pm

13th Age Alliance
Limited Capacity seats available

Living dungeons! Flying cities! An empire at the edge of chaos! Come adventure in the 13th age, where sinister new enemies rise to challenge the ancient Dragon Empire, and old alliances will be put to the test. Your choices as players will provide the raw material for an improvised adventure, including who will be your allies, and who will be your foes. Will you face the Diabolist, calling forth vile demons from the Abyss? The new Orc Lord, who seeks to unite the warring tribes? The draconic Three, who rule a city-state of monsters? Or the Lich King, scheming in his grim island Necropolis? The choice is yours...

(13th Age Roleplaying Game with pregens).

Your host is Emily Westfall. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: I-Everett-10

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition: At the Cowtowns of Madness
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A spring thunderstorm strands a ragtag group of Investigators in the sleepy cowtown of Mosquito Gulch. But a string of murders, a missing book, and a town on the verge of mob justice will be the least of their troubles.

This is a Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition game set in the Wild West. Characters will be provided. No experience is necessary to play. Saddle up, pardners!

Content Warnings: Mental Illness (as used in the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition game system), Murder, Mutilation, Body Horror

Your host is Jason Mical. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: I-Everett-01

Moderators
avatar for Jason Mical

Jason Mical

I write stories, novels, and games. My RPG writing credits include work for Deadlands Noir, Eclipse Phase, Star Wars: Force and Destiny, and fiction for Delta Green: Extraordinary Renditions. By day I'm a creative director at a global agency with a 15-year career in PR, marketing, and advertising, including work at WizKids Games and En Masse Entertainment; and for clients including Xbox, Johnnie Walker, Krispy Kreme, and Bushmills. | | Talk to... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Call of Cthulhu: Servants of the Lake
Limited Capacity seats available

An Arkham man has gone missing enroute to Kingsport. Helping a friend, the investigators travel to Squatter's Lake Motel to trace his whereabouts. Only to discover that their subject isn't the only one that seems to be missing from this motel.

This Call of Cthulhu scenario was recently printed in Doors to Darkness and is a full length investigation into these bizarre objects and the events that occur in the wake of the vandalism.

Pre-generated characters provided.

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: I-Everett-06

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Castles & Crusades: The Maze
Limited Capacity seats available

You're not sure how you arrived here. You're standing in a plain room with several other strangers in what appears to be a recently excavated dungeon. Off in the distance you hear strange sounds and a long miserable scream...

The Maze is an RPG using the Castles & Crusades system (updated, modernized D&D 2e clone) for 4 - 6 players. You begin as 3rd level characters in a party of strangers teleported into a dungeon. You must discover the way out of the Maze before the denizens therein discover you!

Pre-generated characters will be provided.

Your host is Trentin C Bergeron. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: I-Everett-09

Moderators
avatar for Trentin Bergeron

Trentin Bergeron

I've been running/playing RPGs for 35+ years now. I enjoy many different systems. This year I'm running 5 sessions of the "retro-clone" "OSR" Castles & Crusades system from Troll Lord Games. The game is light, fast and nostalgic fun. Come join me and get your Old School on!

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Numenera: Thirst
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Gold Falls have gone silent, the riverbed is dry, and the village of Aversil stands on the brink of disaster. Someone needs to head deep into The Black Riage and set the water flowing once again. 

This is a Numenera Adventure designed for up to six players. Pre-Generated characters are available.

Your host is Tom Cameron. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: I-Everett-08

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Cameron

Thomas Cameron

Gamer, Nerd, Singer, Father, Troublemaker

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Tangled Tricks with the Temple of Trials! - Spirit of the (30th) Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Using Spirit of the Century rules, players will work to solve the ancient mystery of the Temple of Trials! One million years ago, a mysterious temple appeared in the middle of`the Milky Way. It beckons to travelers from all over the universe, daring them to unlock its mysteries, and every hundred years, a fresh wave of adventurous souls has tried--and failed!-- to solve its secrets. Now, in the year 3025, it falls to YOU-- it's time to solve this riddle, and find out what the Temple of Trials is hiding at its core!

(No prior gaming experience with Spirit of the Century needed to play. Players will customize template characters provided by the event host.)

Your host is Lydia Eickstaedt. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: I-Everett-01

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

The Paranet Papers: The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game
Limited Capacity seats available

You are part of an elite group of characters connected to Harry Dresden, a supernatural wizard investigator for hire who operates in the streets of Chicago. Something is brewing to do with the supernatural involving some major power players in Las Vegas, Baltimore, or Chicago.

Ruleset will be The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, 1st edition which uses the FUDGE system and FUDGE dice. Pre-gen characters available.

Your host is Kamal Lombardi. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 13.

Session ID: I-Everett-11

Moderators
KJ

Kamal Josef Lombardi

I am an independent writer and wrote Mystic Alliances for Chaosium, Inc., a monograph for playing teenage characters in a near-modern COC based game setting. I am also a roleplaying games gamemaster and have run games at anime, science fiction, and gaming conventions for over 20 years. I enjoy talking at conventions about games, current and older science fiction, cyberpunk, films, comics, Japanese anime, and Doctor Who.

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

The Strange
Limited Capacity filling up

A few people—a very few people—have discovered how to travel to other places. They call them recursions, and they’re like limited pocket dimensions with their own laws of reality, connected to Earth via a dark energy network beneath the normal matter of the universe. A dangerous, chaotic network they call the Strange.

Your host is Jay Kint. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: I-Everett-04

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

7:00pm

Tianxia: Curse of the Jade-Eyed Demon
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Something, or someone, is killing the citizens in a remote village. A besieged official desperate to see the problem solved requests the help of skilled Wuxia heroes to seek out and end the source of terror. It'll take every bit of Kung Fu mastery they possess to discover the truth behind the mysterious threat known only as the Jade-Eyed Demon!

Your host is James Dawsey. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 8.

Session ID: I-Everett-02

Moderators
avatar for James Dawsey

James Dawsey

Publisher, Vigilance Press
James Dawsey has spent his entire life in fantasy worlds. He has been a roleplaying game enthusiast since the mid-1970’s, as well as a fan of comics, movies, and animation that takes him to fantastic worlds where anything is possible. Now he publishes roleplaying games and supplements, as well as writing and (sometimes) illustrating them. He took over Vigilance Press from Chuck Rice in 2011 and publishes over a hundred game supplements... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

8:00pm

Queering Your Setting (A Qd3 Presentation)
Where do LGBTQIA folk fit into your fiction or gaming setting? How do you introduce queer characters in a natural and non-offensive fashion? Come join some of the Queer as a Three-Sided Die (Qd3) panelists while we talk about techniques and advice for doing so, and answer some of your questions about it.

Moderators
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Joseph Carriker

Developer, Green Ronin Publishing
Joseph Carriker is the developer for Green Ronin's A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, as well as the adjunct Chronicle System line of game supplements. He has been writing in the gaming industry for fifteen years now, and has worked on a variety of game lines over those years, including most of White Wolf/Onyx Path's game lines, as well as being a contributor to Wizards of the Coast's recent "Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide," as well as work on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Frasier

Crystal Frasier

Developer, Paizo Publishing
Crystal Frasier is a writer, game developer, and graphic designer with eighteen years’ experience, best known for her work on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games and adventures. She strives to make games worlds where everyone can see themselves reflected. She is a survivor of both the Art Institute of Seattle and New College of Florida, and pulls heavy inspiration for her work from European, Central American, and African history as... Read More →
avatar for Steve Kenson

Steve Kenson

Designer, Green Ronin Publishing
Steve has been a professional tabletop RPG writer and designer since 1995, working on games such as Shadowrun, Aberrant, Mutants & Masterminds, and Icons Superpowered Roleplaying. He has written nine RPG tie-in novels, including three with a gay male protagonist. An advocate of inclusion in the hobby, Steve started the "Queer as a Three-Sided Die" seminar at GenCon and the gaymers e-mailing list. He maintains a website at... Read More →
avatar for Wes Schneider

Wes Schneider

Editor-in-Chief, Paizo Inc.
Editor-in-chief at Paizo Inc. and co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, F. Wesley Schneider is the author of dozens of Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons products. Aside from having passionate opinions about horror, world-building, and storytelling, he's spoken at length on inclusivity and GLBTQ topics in gaming. You can follow Wes at wesschneider.com or on Twitter at @FWesSchneider.


Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Panel Room

8:00pm

The 2017 Washington State Skull King Championship
Limited Capacity seats available

The 2017 Washington State Skull King Championship

Brent Beck's Skull King is 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. Pirates and other special cards add to the strategy. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Northwest Regional Championship at Gamestorm (as well as a free badge to Gamestorm)!

Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Oakes Room 1st Floor by Restaurant

8:00pm

The Derelict (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity seats available

Exploring a lost freighter in arctic waters leads a team of investigators to discover that the crew is not just "missing". Can they survive the terrifying circumstances before the unknown engulfs them all? This adventure was the limited release for Free RPG Game Day in 2016 and is written by Mike Mason and Sandy Petersen. This Call of Cthulhu adventure is suitable for lovers of horror and monster films and is sure to leave you afraid of things that bump in the night.

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: 8pm-Garage-42

Moderators
Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Garage

9:00pm

Genuine Representation: Respecting Cultural Identity
The topic of Cultural Appropriation and Minority Representation is a daunting subject to broach. But it is a worthy discussion to have. With people's identities at stake, emotions can run high and it is easy to get disheartened. This panel discusses what it means to be a writer in these times of heightened cultural awareness.

Creators walk a thin line, they have to balance their vision to the potential offense of others. But we don't have to sacrifice artistic freedom in the process. How do we represent culture genuinely? And how that is distinct from an "accurate" representation? We will discuss the answers to these questions, as well as talk about what approach Warding Circle took when developing Mysteries of the Yōkai as a group of non-Japanese creators.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Tanya DePass

Tanya DePass

Founder/Director, I Need Diverse Games
Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago, that is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. She is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She’s the Founder and EIC of @OutofTokensCast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX and often speaks on issues... Read More →
avatar for Richard Martija

Richard Martija

Producer, Warding Circle
Ask me about self publishing an rpg, creating an rpg, organizing a team, or anything about Mysteries of the Yokai.


Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Panel Room

9:30pm

Conspire
Limited Capacity seats available

Shape the fate of the world, one scene at a time. Conspire is an upcoming hidden-role storytelling game.

Your host is Alex Jerabek. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 13.

Session ID: J-Everett-07

Moderators
avatar for Alexander Jerabek

Alexander Jerabek

Creative Director, Cherry Picked Games

Saturday January 14, 2017 9:30pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00am
Everett Game room

10:00pm

Editing Your Friends Without Losing Them
Two editors, both alike in dignity who've worked together on 3 major projects will sit down and talk to you about how to work with the people you love, without making them never trust you again. Writers and editors can have beautiful partnerships, and we'll talk about how. 


Saturday January 14, 2017 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Panel Room
 
Sunday, January 15
 

9:00am

Click Click Boom
Limited Capacity seats available

See if you can outwit, and take-out, your friends in this fast-paced game of social bluffing and Russian roulette. The comical art keeps things light and funny, with rules that are quick to learn for any level of player.

Your host is Sean Epperson. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: K-Everett-28

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:00am

H.E.A.D. Hunters
Limited Capacity seats available

H.E.A.D. Hunters combines a tabletop game with a collectible toy. Designed by Ben Cichoski and Danny Mandel (Legendary Encounters: Aliens & Predator, World of Warcraft Trading Card Game), H.E.A.D. Hunters features a card-driven miniatures game where everything needed to play is stored inside the head of each toy.

In this tabletop game for two to four players, each player controls his or her very own Hero of Every Age & Dimension (H.E.A.D.) Hunter. Each 5.25" toy features its own deck of cards, battle platforms, measuring string and combat dice to attack and defend against other Hunters as it moves around the table for position and opportunity. When the game is over, all the components fit back inside the head while the toy sits patiently (and attractively) on your shelf, waiting for its next opponent.

https://youtu.be/IFbnpZsTkwU

Your host is James Campbell. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: K-Garage-65

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Garage

9:00am

Catalyst
Limited Capacity filling up

Blood, fire, death, chaos. Our world is crumbling. Save humanity from the demon invasion in this fast-paced modern-fantasy role-playing game.

Your host is Alex Jerabek. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: K-Everett-07

Moderators
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Alexander Jerabek

Creative Director, Cherry Picked Games

Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:00am

Golden Sky Stories
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Golden Sky Stories is a heartwarming role-playing game set in modern-day, rural Japan. You play henge (hen-geh), often child-like animals who can take human form and have a few mystic powers. Together you talk, play, and help people when they are troubled and need a little push. Golden Sky Stories has no combat, no dungeons, but it does have birds, rabbits, dogs, cats, raccoon dogs, and foxes helping people with their kindness and magic. 

This delightful story game captures a fun, slice of life feeling that's both unexpected in role playing games, and unexpectedly entertaining. This session is intended for first-time players.

Your host is Andy Ernst. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: K-Everett-06

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:00am

Arrival at Haven: Blue Planet
Limited Capacity seats available

You've just arrived at Haven on the water world of Poseidon and are looking for a job. You've heard rumors you could get involved with a bloodsport that recruits the homeless and the unemployed or go into working in the salvage reclamation industry. Maybe the jobs really entail ties to GEO or dolphins looking to hire weapon smugglers. Whatever the job entails, to earn your money you'll need to see it through.

Ruleset will be Blue Planet 2nd Edition. Pre-gen characters available. Please bring dice.

Your host is Kamal Lombardi. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: K-Everett-11

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KJ

Kamal Josef Lombardi

I am an independent writer and wrote Mystic Alliances for Chaosium, Inc., a monograph for playing teenage characters in a near-modern COC based game setting. I am also a roleplaying games gamemaster and have run games at anime, science fiction, and gaming conventions for over 20 years. I enjoy talking at conventions about games, current and older science fiction, cyberpunk, films, comics, Japanese anime, and Doctor Who.

Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Castles & Crusades: The Maze
Limited Capacity seats available

You're not sure how you arrived here. You're standing in a plain room with several other strangers in what appears to be a recently excavated dungeon. Off in the distance you hear strange sounds and a long miserable scream...

The Maze is an RPG using the Castles & Crusades system (updated, modernized D&D 2e clone) for 4 - 6 players. You begin as 3rd level characters in a party of strangers teleported into a dungeon. You must discover the way out of the Maze before the denizens therein discover you!

Pre-generated characters will be provided.

Your host is Trentin C Bergeron. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: K-Everett-09

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Trentin Bergeron

I've been running/playing RPGs for 35+ years now. I enjoy many different systems. This year I'm running 5 sessions of the "retro-clone" "OSR" Castles & Crusades system from Troll Lord Games. The game is light, fast and nostalgic fun. Come join me and get your Old School on!

Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Feng Shui 2: Red Packet Rumble
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A decorated police officer and member of the Special Duties Unit — Hong Kong’s elite paramilitary tactical force — is getting married to a wealthy young entertainment and media producer. They’re both high profile figures, and their families are equally high profile. This makes them ideal targets for some of Hong Kong’s Triads, who could see the opportunity to take out so many VIPs as too good to ignore.

In Feng Shui, the action movie roleplaying game, you play heroes of the Chi War, protecting humankind's destiny in a titanic struggle across space and time. Victory depends on your gravity-defying kung fu powers, your ancient magics, your post-apocalyptic survival instincts, or your plain old-fashioned trigger finger.

Your host is Peter Nix. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: K-Everett-04

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Home by Dark
Limited Capacity seats available

A new story game from Protagonist Industries. You and your friends will try to save an innocent being with fantastic powers from mysterious pursuers while attempting to stop a daunting danger that threatens everything!

It's inspired by movies such as E.T., Flight of the Navigator, Super 8, and the series Stranger Things. Every game is a unique story where your group confronts the fantastic, helping a new Secret from the grasp of a dangerous Pursuer while attempting to stop a new Danger.

Your host is Jason Olsan. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: K-Everett-03

Moderators
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Jason Olsan

Owner and Designer, Protagonist Industries

Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Leverage Your Fate
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Five timeslid experts, adrift in the Bay Area of the 90s. One Silicon Valley billionaire holding the keys home. No time like the present for a heist.

A Fate-based nod to Leverage; Characters/dice/etc provided.

Your host is William Lee. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: K-Everett-02

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Operation: Himmelkrieg
Limited Capacity seats available

Champions Complete: Nazi Airships have attacked Philadelphia in the here and now! But what are they doing here, and how can Freedom Strike stop them? Characters provided! 

Your host is Michael Satran. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: K-Everett-01

Moderators
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Michael Satran

Michael Satran has been gaming since 1979, and running his Champions / Hero System universe since 1987. A graduate of Rutgers University, with a master’s degree in English from the University of Rhode Island, he is currently working on The Imperial Throne, an evil chinese secret organization supplement for Champions and an urban fantasy novel series featuring Alice in Wonderland characters. Journey to the Center of the Earth is in layout... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Road Rage
Limited Capacity seats available

A Feng Shui 2 adventure. Your group is trying to safely deliver priceless art works without them getting damaged, stolen, or hijacked. Mayhem on the streets of Seattle!

Your host is Eric Aldrich. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: K-Everett-10

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Savage Rifts: Collateral Damage
Limited Capacity seats available

Sean Patrick Fannon, Brand Manager and Lead Writer/Designer for Savage Rifts, is running a series of unique adventures, all created from the Adventure Generator in the Game Master’s Handbook!

While on patrol, the Legionnaires encounter Brodkil stealing from a refugee camp. Do they risk innocent lives in the crossfire to stop the marauding demons?

Your host is Sean Patrick Fannon. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: K-Everett-05

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Sean Patrick Fannon

Brand Manager, Savage Rifts, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF) has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter-century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games' Champions product line; both West End's and Fantasy Flight's Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar. | | He was the Events Coordinator for GAMA (helping run both Origins... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

9:00am

Pathfinder Society Organized Play - Games all day

*** Games running throughout the con. Please check-in at the entrance to the Hoyt comference room, to add your name to the schedule ***

Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a worldwide fantasy roleplaying campaign that puts YOU in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil.

In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of the competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas.

We will be running Scenarios and will have Pre-Generated characters available for play as well as having people to help you create a personalized character that you can play long after the Con is done.


Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm
Hoyt

9:30am

Ivion: CCG
Limited Capacity seats available

Ivion is a dueling card game set in a dark, brutal fantasy world beset by a supernatural winter. Instead of using creatures or abstract concepts to fight your opponent, your deck represents your characters abilities, attributes and traits. With these tools, your hero (or villain!) will strike with furious blows, cast powerful spells and use cunning tricks to butcher their enemies!

Your host is Aislyn Hall. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 3.

Session ID: K-Everett-18

Sunday January 15, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

9:30am

No Thank You Evil
Limited Capacity seats available

Make-believe, adventure, and storytelling-for the whole family! Explore the land of Storia and use your character's special skills, companions, and equipment to overcome obstacles as you solve mysteries, confront bad guys, and finish your adventure!

No Thank You Evil is an Ennie Award-Winning game of make believe for kids of all ages.

Your host is Tom Cameron. 
Suggested age range is Kids Only (12 & Under). 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: K-Everett-15

Moderators
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Thomas Cameron

Gamer, Nerd, Singer, Father, Troublemaker

Sunday January 15, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Everett Game room

10:00am

The Game's Afoot!
Everyone loves a good mystery, but they can be tricky to plot out yourself. What can we learn from the great detectives of TV and literature when designing mysteries for our own players to solve?

A group discussion by fans of detective fiction, from Sherlock Holmes to Miss Marple, Columbo to Sally Lockhart and beyond, looking at how you can draw inspiration from the masters in the field.

Moderators
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Lynne Hardy

Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks
Although I trained as a biomedical research scientist and spent many years as a lecturer at a local further education college, I am now a full time freelance writer, editor, games designer & educator. | Over the years I've worked on many games, including SLA Industries, Dying Earth, Victoriana 3e, Achtung! Cthulhu (where I was the lead designer, writer & editor on their Kickstarter project), Katanas & Trenchcoats, 13th Age, and my... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday January 15, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Panel Room

10:00am

The Necropolis (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity seats available

A stone slab shifts unexpectedly, trapping the investigators in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Only then do the explorers discover that they might not be down here alone. Can you escape before doom rains down on you all? This mystery set in the classic H.P. Lovecraft 1930's immediately plunges investigators into danger and insanity. The under two-hour play time and introduction to the rules for 7th edition Call of Cthulhu RPG makes this perfect as a demo to the system, while also asking players to solve the mystery before death strikes again!

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: Su-10am-Garage-42

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Garage

10:00am

D&D Adventurer's League
The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games literally anywhere. Players use the fifth edition rules to create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League play is happening.

Please note: Every session on the OrcaCon Schedule has a beginner's adventure available for play, and includes pre-generated characters if you haven't made a character. Learn to play!

For sign ups, see the Adventurer's League Table outside Hoyt 1.  

Session 6

Sunday January 15, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Hoyt

10:00am

The 2017 Washington State Dimension Championship
Limited Capacity seats available

The 2017 Washington State Dimension Championship

Dimension is a fast-paced, innovative puzzle game that takes place in three dimensions with 60 colorful spheres. All of the players play at the same time. Everybody tries to position the spheres on their trays to earn as many points as possible. The task cards indicate how the spheres must be placed to earn points. Complete these tasks while racing against the timer. You get a point for each sphere you use and a bonus token for using all five colors, but you lose two points for each task card you don’t follow correctly. Prove to your opponents that you are the master of multi-dimensional thinking! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Northwest Regional Championship at Gamestorm (as well as a free badge to Gamestorm)!



Sunday January 15, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Oakes Room 1st Floor by Restaurant

11:30am

Euphoria
Limited Capacity seats available

Pitted against overwhelming odds, a small band of investigators is determined to beat back the uncaring forces of the universe. They'll have to delve deep into the mysteries of the Mythos and use all of their skills, weapons, and spells if they want to have even a slim chance of success.


Your host is Marcus Evenstar. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: L-Everett-14

Moderators
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Marcus Evenstar

I've been attending conventions for several decades as participant, volunteer, staff and/or GOH. Along with house-husband duties, I pursue various interests; comics & animation (American, European & Japanese), gaming (table-top & computer) & literature (fiction, historical and scientific). My current vocation is promoting Table-top Gaming as a Social Benefit. I like to talk about all kinds of things, sometimes far too much.

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

Scythe
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

From Stonemaier's website: "Scythe (1-5 players, 115 minutes) is a board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor.In Scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in Eastern Europa. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs."

Premium Edition of Scythe Hosted by Leiker Games

Your host is Keith Leiker. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: L-Everett-16

Moderators
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Keith Leiker

Leiker Games

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

Zombie Fight or Flight
Limited Capacity seats available

Zombie Fight or Flight is a very new cooperative card game where players work together to survive zombie attacks. It is quick to learn, fun to replay, and features comic book style zombies. 

The game itself is quick, 2-15 minutes, which makes it easy to introduce to inexperienced gamers, and a great game for schools. On the other hand, a drinking game version is also available with drunken zombie art.

Your host is Emily Martin. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 9.

Session ID: L-Everett-28

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Emily Martin

Game Developer, PignPotato Games
Please ask me about Zombie Fight or Flight, a casual cooperative card game that is lots of fun and can moonlight as a conflict resolution training tool. I'm 1/6 of PigNPotato, the group has created the game and is self-publishing it. I live in Shoreline, and the rest of the team is from Vancouver BC. | | Inclusiveness matters a lot to PignPotato- we worked with our artist (artbytuna.com) to make sure that all players feel welcome playing... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

H.E.A.D. Hunters
Limited Capacity seats available

H.E.A.D. Hunters combines a tabletop game with a collectible toy. Designed by Ben Cichoski and Danny Mandel (Legendary Encounters: Aliens & Predator, World of Warcraft Trading Card Game), H.E.A.D. Hunters features a card-driven miniatures game where everything needed to play is stored inside the head of each toy.

In this tabletop game for two to four players, each player controls his or her very own Hero of Every Age & Dimension (H.E.A.D.) Hunter. Each 5.25" toy features its own deck of cards, battle platforms, measuring string and combat dice to attack and defend against other Hunters as it moves around the table for position and opportunity. When the game is over, all the components fit back inside the head while the toy sits patiently (and attractively) on your shelf, waiting for its next opponent.

https://youtu.be/IFbnpZsTkwU

Your host is James Campbell. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 4.

Session ID: L-Garage-65

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Garage

11:30am

13th Age Alliance
Limited Capacity seats available

Living dungeons! Flying cities! An empire at the edge of chaos! Come adventure in the 13th age, where sinister new enemies rise to challenge the ancient Dragon Empire, and old alliances will be put to the test. Your choices as players will provide the raw material for an improvised adventure, including who will be your allies, and who will be your foes. Will you face the Diabolist, calling forth vile demons from the Abyss? The new Orc Lord, who seeks to unite the warring tribes? The draconic Three, who rule a city-state of monsters? Or the Lich King, scheming in his grim island Necropolis? The choice is yours...

(13th Age Roleplaying Game with pregens).

Your host is Emily Westfall. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: L-Everett-06

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us for fast-paced steampunk pulp adventure in the Her Majesty's glorious Empire of Steam! Requires nothing more than a sense of derring-do and a pencil. And possibly cake. Everything's better with cake. And tea. Mmm, tea...

Your host is Lynne Hardy. 
Suggested age range is Everyone 6+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 7.

Session ID: L-Everett-08

Moderators
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Lynne Hardy

Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks
Although I trained as a biomedical research scientist and spent many years as a lecturer at a local further education college, I am now a full time freelance writer, editor, games designer & educator. | Over the years I've worked on many games, including SLA Industries, Dying Earth, Victoriana 3e, Achtung! Cthulhu (where I was the lead designer, writer & editor on their Kickstarter project), Katanas & Trenchcoats, 13th Age, and my... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

Conspire
Limited Capacity seats available

Shape the fate of the world, one scene at a time. Conspire is an upcoming hidden-role storytelling game.

Your host is Alex Jerabek. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 13.

Session ID: L-Everett-07

Moderators
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Alexander Jerabek

Creative Director, Cherry Picked Games

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

11:30am

Witness to the Execution
Limited Capacity seats available

Witness to the Execution is a storygame in which the players explore the events, investigation, trial, and appeals of a capital crime. The characters are jointly created and played troupe style, and at the end the players determine whether clemency would be granted.

Your host is Dave Weinstein. 
Suggested age range is Adult 17+. 
No experience required; will teach rules to new players. 
Maximum number of players is 5.

Session ID: L-Everett-29

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Everett Game room

12:00pm

Red Lines and Late Nights
Tips and tricks for finding gigs, working with editors, keeping track of projects, and generally making a freelance writing/editing career succeed. 

Moderators
Speakers
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Richard Martija

Producer, Warding Circle
Ask me about self publishing an rpg, creating an rpg, organizing a team, or anything about Mysteries of the Yokai.


Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Panel Room

12:00pm

Rock 'n' Roll Confidential
Rock 'n' Roll Confidential. Create a superstar as a group and play members of their entourage while you tell their story. Behind the Music as a game.


Garage Table 68

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Garage

12:00pm

Paint & Take
Learn to paint miniatures!

There is a limited amount of space, and since each person who paints a miniature will take a variable amount of time, there are no sign ups for this event. Drop by and see if there is room for you. If they are full up, try back again later. Please limit yourself to one session, supplies are limited.

Table #60

Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Garage

12:00pm

The Derelict (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Limited Capacity seats available

Exploring a lost freighter in arctic waters leads a team of investigators to discover that the crew is not just "missing". Can they survive the terrifying circumstances before the unknown engulfs them all? This adventure was the limited release for Free RPG Game Day in 2016 and is written by Mike Mason and Sandy Petersen. This Call of Cthulhu adventure is suitable for lovers of horror and monster films and is sure to leave you afraid of things that bump in the night.

Your host is Todd Gardiner. 
Suggested age range is Teen 13+. 
Some experience helpful, but not necessary 
Maximum number of players is 6.

Session ID: 12pm-Garage-42

Moderators
Sunday January 15, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Garage

1:00pm

Twitch 101 and Streaming safely
Streaming on Twitch can be fun, but it can also be perilous for some of us. This panel will bring you some tips and tricks such as using bots, human mods and other methods to make your experience as stress free as possible.

Moderators
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Tanya DePass

Founder/Director, I Need Diverse Games
Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago, that is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. She is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She’s the Founder and EIC of @OutofTokensCast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX and often speaks on issues... Read More →

Speakers
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Strix Beltrán

Narrative Designer, Writer, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Whitney Beltrán, AKA “Strix” is a writer and narrative designer for analogue and video games, scripts and features, and transmedia IP. She has written for studios including Undead Labs, Onyx Path, and Crackhorse Films. She is an expert in world building and narrative design, and holds a Master’s in Mythological Studies. She has published peer reviewed academic papers on psychology and narrative play, contributed a chapter... Read More →
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Wes Schneider

Editor-in-Chief, Paizo Inc.
Editor-in-chief at Paizo Inc. and co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, F. Wesley Schneider is the author of dozens of Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons products. Aside from having passionate opinions about horror, world-building, and storytelling, he's spoken at length on inclusivity and GLBTQ topics in gaming. You can follow Wes at wesschneider.com or on Twitter at @FWesSchneider.


Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Panel Room

1:00pm

Campaign Construction (GM's Academy 201)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This two-hour workshop takes a look at the process of creating a campaign for your home group. We'll look at theme and mood as they apply to your campaign, breaking it down into plot arcs, player feedback, and some suggested organizational methods to make life easier. Hosted by Joe Carriker.

Moderators
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Joseph Carriker

Developer, Green Ronin Publishing
Joseph Carriker is the developer for Green Ronin's A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, as well as the adjunct Chronicle System line of game supplements. He has been writing in the gaming industry for fifteen years now, and has worked on a variety of game lines over those years, including most of White Wolf/Onyx Path's game lines, as well as being a contributor to Wizards of the Coast's recent "Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide," as well as work on... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Special Events Room

2:00pm

Being a Leader in Your Gaming Community
Leadership takes so many forms. This will be a space to share and exchange ideas on what forms of leadership people use in their gaming communities. The main goal of this time is to encourage people that are already leaders, but don't see themselves as such due to the dominance of "strong leaders" in society. Strong leaders are important and welcome, but will be asked to understand and engage in discussing less obvious forms of leadership. This will be a full room discussion guided by experienced panelists vs. panelists talking at people. 

Moderators
Speakers
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Liz Courts

Mastermind, DarkMoon Gallery
Creative-at-large, Liz is fond of all-purpose geekery, gaming, fandom, art, food, and coping with mental illness. She probably won't shut up about them if you get her started talking about it.
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Donna Prior

Executive Director, OrcaCon
Donna “Danicia” Prior is the Sparkly Princess of Social Media & Community Management. She is the Organized Play Coordinator for Catan Studios. Donna iss the Events Manager for Green Ronin Publishing and is the Executive Director of OrcaCon, the Inclusive Tabletop Games Convention in Everett, WA.  She is a gamer and a beer geek, often combining both hobbies while teaching new people to game and appreciate beer. She’s... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Panel Room

3:00pm

Critical Hits & Misses
Join the OrcaCon Staff for an open discusion about OrcaCon 2017. Have suggestions? Want to give props or shout outs? Special notes for outstanding volunteers? Particular games, panels, and events you'd like for OrcaCon 2018? Find out who we've asked to be the 2018 Guests of Honor along with our theme!

Speakers
avatar for Donna Prior

Donna Prior

Executive Director, OrcaCon
Donna “Danicia” Prior is the Sparkly Princess of Social Media & Community Management. She is the Organized Play Coordinator for Catan Studios. Donna iss the Events Manager for Green Ronin Publishing and is the Executive Director of OrcaCon, the Inclusive Tabletop Games Convention in Everett, WA.  She is a gamer and a beer geek, often combining both hobbies while teaching new people to game and appreciate beer. She’s... Read More →
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Barry Wilson

Treasurer, OrcaCon
Born of Hippies in the uncharted backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, Barry Wilson was literally raised by wolves. He is often found in the company of cats, and is known to be handy with tools of all sorts. Among his passions are games, sharing his love of games with others, and general shenanigans. He currently resides in Greater Pugetopolis, equidistant from sea, mountains, forest, and the hustle and bustle of city life.


Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Room