Convention Events for 2017-2018

Here's more information about the conventions I'm attending and the games I'm running in the 2017-2018 convention season.

If you have any questions or comments, email them to parody@esglabs.com.

Conventions

Nuke Con

October 6-October 8, 2017 - Hotel RL - Website

Not running any events.


GameHoleCon

November 2-5, 2017 - Alliant Energy Center - Website

Not running any events.


Con of the North

February 16-18, 2018 - Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West - Website

Cosmic Encounter - WJBL13: Once More Into The Complex (Paranoia)


Nexus Game Fair

2018 - ? - Website

Schedule not complete, but likely includes: Cosmic Encounter - WJBL13: Once More Into The Complex (Paranoia)


Gen Con

August 2-5, 2018 - Indianapolis Convention Center - Website

Schedule not complete, but may include: WJBL13: Once More Into The Complex (Paranoia)


Extra Event Info

Agents of SMERSH

Description: In the 1970s the evil Dr. Lobo gathered the world's best criminals and reformed the secret intelligence agency named SMERSH. You and your team of UN superspies must use your skills, weapons, and gadgets to find Intel, track down the villians, and stop Lobo's plans to take over the world!

Additional Info: I shall be your narrator and guide to the world of superspies!

System: Agents of SMERSH by 8th Summit


Alien Frontiers

Description: Join your fellow deep space colonists in colonizing Planet Maxwell. Build a fleet, research alien technology, and build colonies to control territories and the planet!

Additional Info: Board now slightly bigger!

System: Alien Frontiers by Clever Mojo Games


Car Wars: Amateur Night

Description: Want to try your hand at this classic game of vehicular combat? Think you've got what it takes? Then come and join SPARK and take one of our pre-generated 20K cars into Killebrew Memorial to slug it out. Bring a friend!

Additional Info: All cars provided.

System: Car Wars Classic by Steve Jackson Games


Castle of Magic

Description: The final part of my board game block, Castle of Magic is a great game where you try to find allies within the other players to control or banish a monster and control your chosen kingdom.

Additional Info: In two-hour slots we'll start you a bit ahead to speed up the game.

System: Castle of Magic by Cloud Kingdom Games


Castle Panic

Description: The orcs are attacking! Defend your castle from the invaders, but be warned that you only have so many reinforcements in each ring and color arc!

Additional Info: I have both expansions. This game is short, so you might get to play twice.

System: Castle Panic by Fireside Games


Casual Fare

Description: Start/Finish your convention with a few short but fun games! I'll have Love Letter, En Garde, Get Lucky, Skyline, and others!

Additional Info: Plan on trying a variety of short, casual games and see which ones you like best!

System: Various


Cosmic Encounter

Description: CE returns in the Sunday morning slot! Eat some donuts, drink some coffee, and use your alien power(s) to capture 5 bases and control the universe! (Donuts and coffee may not be provided.)

Additional Info: Depending on the venue, I might have only Fantasy Flight sets or might have Mayfair as well.

System: Cosmic Encounter in multiple forms.


DungeonQuest

Description: Dragonfire Castle sits atop the hill outside the town, awaiting another group of adventurers risking their lives for treasure and glory!

Additional Info: I plan on using the conversion rules for 3rd->Revised 3rd, which includes the simplified combat introduced in the revised FFG edition of the game. (It's very similar to the combat system from the Games Workshop edition.) We can use the more complicated system if the table prefers, but that's not the system included in the currently available version of the game.

System: DungeonQuest by Fantasy Flight Games


Elder Sign

Description: Ever want to try to save the world from an Ancient One but just don't have the time to set up and put away Arkham Horror? Well, here's your chance! Come by and play some "Arkham Yahtzee" and you can lose your sanity in just an hour!

Additional Info: I plan on running the Mythos stuff for you. I have both expansions and will likely run Gates of Arkham mode.

System: Elder Sign by Fantasy Flight Games


Escape!

Description: In this real-time board game, you are all intrepid adventurers trapped in a cursed temple. You have 10 minutes to activate the magic gems and escape, but beware: if even one person remains the curse will claim you all! We'll play a few times, adding rules as we go.

Additional Info: Questions can be sent to parody@esglabs.com. See you at the con!

System: Escape - The Curse of the Temple by Queen Games


Formula E

Description: Climb on top of your elephant and race around the streets of an Indian village, avoiding obstacles like Cows, Cobras, and the dreaded Mouse!

Additional Info: This one is Kid Friendly.

System: Formula E by Clever Mojo Games (Game Salute)


M.U.L.E.

Description: You have signed up for what seems to be an impossible task: colonize the planet of Irata and build it into a powerhouse producer of Food, Energy, Smithore, and Crystite. With the help of your Multiple Use Labor Elements and the three other colonists, you'll have a rich economy in no time! Wield your one-button joystick well in this classic low-action board-style computer game!

Additional Info: M.U.L.E. is an economic simulation computer game; it's not exactly a board game, but it plays much like one. There's a very small action component and a little bit of hand-eye coordination is needed for moving around the map. Bringing my C=64 and a TV would be unwieldy, but I hope to have an adaptor built for either four joysticks (two of which can be used for character movement) or two sticks and two special controllers. (Normally two players play on the keyboard; they borrow a joystick during their development phase.)

System: M.U.L.E. by Electronic Arts (Out of Print)


Oil Barons

Description: In this computer-assisted board game, you manage an oil company attempting to convert as much black gold into filthy lucre as fast as you can.

Additional Info: This is a board game where the computer keeps track of a lot of things (like the randomized oil fields).

System: Oil Barons by Epyx (Out of Print)


Red Dragon Inn

Description: It's the best time of the adventure: you've defeated the monsters, cleaned out the dungeon, and now it's time for drinking and gambling back at the Red Dragon Inn!

Additional Info: This is a simple and fun card game, perfect for the end of the convention. I have RDI 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and the Allies, so there's plenty of characters to pick from!

System: Red Dragon Inn and sequel(s) by Slugfest Games


Return of the Heroes

Description: Wander the world attempting to be the first to complete a heroic deed and defeat the Nameless One!

Additional Info: This game actually plays pretty quickly when you're doing the rules correctly. :)

System: Return of the Heroes by Pegasus Spiele


Star Wars: Epic Duels

Description: Take on the role of a character from the Star Wars universe and fight each other for control of the battlefield! Extra characters and other options will be available for you to try.

Additional Info: I have extra maps; hopefully I will have put my extra decks together. (Those take more work.)

System: Star Wars: Epic Duels by Hasbro


Talisman

Description: The classic game of adventure in its latest out-of-print form! Become one of the many characters vying to control the land. Defeat your enemies, acquire a Talisman, and discover what awaits at the center of the Inner Region!

Additional Info: I'm planning to use one "small box" theme expansion and (if table space allows) the board surrounds.

System: Talisman (Revised Fourth Edition) by Fantasy Flight Games


Templar: The Secret Treasures

Description: Help the Knights Templar pick up treasures from the harbor and hide them in the secret abbey. Be careful, though: each person in the abbey can only help one Knight at a time, so if an opponent has asked Lucas for help you can't that turn! Plan your moves carefully or ring the Bells to recover your options.

Additional Info: Not much to say about this one.

System: Templar: The Secret Treasures by Queen Games


WJBL 5: Citizen Buel-R's Day Off

Description: Citizens! Congratulations on completing your recent mission! Report for debriefing and potential assignment to vacation duty. Fun will be had; The Computer said so!

Additional Info: My adventures tend towards the silly slapstick side of Paranoia. If you're looking for something serious, you won't enjoy this.

System: Paranoia ("Not XP") by Mongoose Publishing


WJBL 6: The Vats Are Calling...

Description: Citizens! Congratulations, you have been selected for an interesting and fun mission! Do you want to analyze recent trends in food production? Of course you do! Fun will be had; The Computer said so!

Additional Info: My adventures tend towards the silly slapstick side of Paranoia. If you're looking for something serious, you won't enjoy this.

System: Paranoia ("Not XP") by Mongoose Publishing


WJBL 9: Service Pack 3

Description: Citizens! Congratulations, you have been selected for an interesting and fun mission! Do you want to help your bot friends? Of course you do! Fun will be had; The Computer said so!

Additional Info: My adventures tend towards the silly slapstick side of Paranoia. If you're looking for something serious, you won't enjoy this.

System: Paranoia ("Not XP") by Mongoose Publishing


WJBL10: Actual Alpha

Description: Congratulations, citizen! You have been randomly selected to join the final quality test of HPD&MC's latest HappyFunActivity! In Actual Alpha, you'll live the life of a Troubleshooter in a reproduction of Alpha Complex. Experience the excitement of chasing down Traitors and defending valuable equipment! A fun time will be had; Friend Computer said so!

Additional Info: My adventures tend towards the silly slapstick side of Paranoia. If you're looking for something serious, you won't enjoy this.

System: Paranoia ("Not XP") by Mongoose Publishing


WJBL12: The Complex Games

Description: Every 5.47101 yearcycles, citizens from across Alpha Complex gather to compete for honor, respect, and bonus food rations! Can you survive? Remember, the odds are never in your favor!

Additional Info: My adventures tend towards the silly slapstick side of Paranoia. If you're looking for something serious, you won't enjoy this.

System: Paranoia ("Not XP") by Mongoose Publishing


WJBL 13: Once More Into The Complex

Description: An all-new, still perfect Friend Computer welcomes your Troubleshooters into the amazing utopia of Alpha Complex! Do you disagree, Citizen? Why do you disagree, Citizen? Are you unhappy? Only Traitors would be unhappy with a tour of the new and improved MAN Sector! You're not a Traitor, are you? Are You?

Additional Info: My adventures tend towards the silly slapstick side of Paranoia. If you're looking for something serious, you won't enjoy this.

This adventure is designed as a way to experience the card-based Paranoia Rebooted system.

System: Paranoia (6th/2017/Rebooted) by Mongoose Publishing