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August 25-26, 2018

Announcing DaveCon 2018
by Lansing Board Gamers!

Last year, DaveCon 2017 had over 180 attendees! This year, I'm hoping we can hit the 200 mark. You can help make that happen.

Online Registration Is Open

   Back for 2018: Protospiel Corner

Game Schedule (JUST RELEASED!): Friday Saturday Sunday

Where: Okemos Comfort Inn Conference Center, 2187 University Park Drive Okemos, MI 48864 From: I-96 exit 110, go North on Okemos Road, then after 1/4 mile, turn right on University Commerce Park - conference center and hotel is on your right. If you want to spend the night, there is a block of rooms available for $114 - just mention DaveCon (or that you're at a conference this weekend). Comfort Inn Phone number: (517) 347-6690. Note: There are two hotels there but our block is with the Comfort Inn ($114/night) which is attached to the conference center (you can't get any closer). I highly recommend staying onsite. The hotels are a great bargain - very clean and a friendly staff.

What: Open board gaming, events and tournaments (Gaming at DaveCon explained). Please bring a copy of games you intend to sign up for. (Rio Grande, Mayfair, Avalon Hill, Fantasy Flight, Z-man, Steve Jackson, Railroad, etc.), and Texas Hold-em (no gambling). Board gaming events and tournaments are being determined. Please bring your favorite games for yourself and for our game library! Also, should be back again for 2018 - official play testing. Would you like your feedback to help shape the next big game? As a play tester, you not only get a preview of new games, but also get to provide feedback in the clever art of game design.


When: Saturday, August 25th (9AM to Midnight) and
Sunday, August 26th (10AM to 6PM)
***If you pre-register, you can also game on Friday starting at 7PM***

Who: Everyone with a good attitude is invited to register.

How: Register Online! or volunteer (contact me to volunteer)

Prizes: Tons of prizes. We will have gift certificates from Summit Comics & Games and they have a nice selection of board games and other gamer gear. Also, we get big donations from Metro Detroit Gamers for some great board games.

Food Policy: Pizza and soft drinks will be offered for sale. I guess you could bring back other food for yourself (but not pizza) but that would be totally inconvenient. I guess you can bring in soft drinks but you know you'd rather buy them from DaveCon. Somehow they'll just taste better and fresher!

Registration is open!

Entire weekend:

(Pre-registration/Internet pricing)

To pay by credit card, click the Pay Now button with the credit logos. If you want to circumvent bank fees for me (send less money to bankers), send the money using PayPal direct to daverogers@gmail.com and source it from a bank account. I'll take your e-mail as your registration (but you can e-mail me your name in addition to make sure).

Individual: $25
Couple: $45
Family: $60

Single Day Pricing:

(Pre-registration/Internet pricing)

Individual: $20
Couple: $35
Family: $50

Early birds save money! You are saving $3 by registering before August 1st. Paying at the door is an additional $3. Register as an early bird and you'll save $6 over door prices.

When you pre-register, you also get bonus open gaming Friday night, starting at 7:00PM FOR FREE

Saturday & Sunday:

* Remember: Open gaming all the time!

Note that our open game library usually has over 150 games.

Expect a great lineup of popular games from the past, present and future.

*NEW* this year, MORE RPG EVENTS including D&D Adventure League event(s).

Friday

- 7:00PM: The Endless Chasm of Zaxxyn, Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) (RPG) (Clay)

Waking from the dark veil of unconsciousness, you find yourself free-falling towards a gaping maw far below. You see remnants of crystalline structures hugging the edge of the giant chasm, while gravity pulls you closer to its center. As you fall inside the void, you see broken ledges with strange doors along the circumference at different levels. Will you be able to find a way through?


Saturday   Saturday   Saturday   Saturday


SATURDAY - 9:30AM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - Treasure of the Broken Hoard (C4-DM)

A famous relic hunter seeks adventurers to help her find caches of treasure hidden by the now-defeated followers of the Cult of the Dragon. Her maps and notes may lead the way to great wealth—or a terrible death. And do other parties have designs on the treasure as well? Five 1-hour adventures for 1st-2nd level characters (optimized for APL 1)


SATURDAY - 9:30AM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - In Volo's Wake (C4-DM)

The town of Phandalin, nestled in the foothills to the east of the Sword Mountains, continues to grow since being rebuilt after the devastation wrought by rampaging orc hordes. It recently survived violent gang activity, drow machinations, and even the attention of a green dragon. But can it withstand a new threat, bizarre but no less perilous: the fame brought by a visit from none other than loremaster Volothamp Geddarm? Six 1-hour mini-adventures for 1st-4th level characters (optimized for APL 1,2,3,3,4,4)


SATURDAY - 9:30AM: Blockus (Wally)



BGG Rating: 6.9, Rank: Abstract #30, Max Players: 4, Duration: 20+ minutes


SATURDAY - 9:30AM: Francis Drake (Jeff MacGuinness)



BGG Rating: 7.5, Rank: #337, Max Players: 5, Duration: 90-120+ minutes


SATURDAY - 9:30AM: Gaia Project (Aaron Connell)



BGG Rating: 8.7, Rank: #10, Max Players: 4, Duration: 60-150+ minutes


SATURDAY - 9:30AM: Viticulture (Roberto R.)



BGG Rating: 7.7, Rank: #122, Max Players: 5, Duration: 90+ minutes


SATURDAY - 10:00AM: Sagrada (Ali)



BGG Rating: 7.7, Rank: Abstract #7, Max Players: 4, Duration: 30-45+ minutes


SATURDAY - 10:00AM: Falling Sky (Scott de Brestian)



BGG Rating: 8.0, Rank: War #34, Max Players: 4, Duration: 180-360+ minutes


SATURDAY - 10:00AM: Masks, A New Generation (RPG) (Nathan Parrish)

Up to 5 players. Age 10+, Under 12 *REQUIRES* a parent present at the game, A giant robot is smashing down Main Street. Your best friend tried to kiss you. Your mom thinks your grades need work. Your mentor thinks your team is bringing you down. Oh, and your costume is ripped. Just another day in Halcyon City. Masks: A New Generation is an ENnie-award winning superhero roleplaying game in which a team of young heroes fights villains, saves lives, and tries to figure out who they are—noble paragons? Dark avengers? Or regular kids? All against the backdrop of Halcyon City, the greatest city in the world.


SATURDAY - 10:30AM: Food Truck Destruction Derby (RPG) (Robert McFadden)



BGG Rating: *, Rank: *, Max Players: 6, Duration: 120+ minutes

Ages 7+ (it's a great game for kids). Under 12 *REQUIRES* a parent present at the game. Food Truck Destruction Derby! is a storytelling game about the dangerous and exciting world of modern Food Truck cuisine. You serve customers delicious food and blow up other Food Trucks because you don’t like competition! You might also have to draw some food trucks getting destroyed. If you are are afraid of crayons or food, do not play this game. A fast-playing story-telling and truck-drawing (no artistic skill required) game for like 3 to 6 players. Have some time to kill? Why not blow up most of Flagstaff Arizona with a pasta cannon strapped to a Food Truck. It’s what you have been craving!


SATURDAY - 11:00AM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) Treasure of the Broken Hoard (C4-DM)

A famous relic hunter seeks adventurers to help her find caches of treasure hidden by the now-defeated followers of the Cult of the Dragon. Her maps and notes may lead the way to great wealth—or a terrible death. And do other parties have designs on the treasure as well? Five 1-hour adventures for 1st-2nd level characters (optimized for APL 1) A famous relic hunter seeks adventurers to help her find caches of treasure hidden by the now-


SATURDAY - defeated followers of the Cult of the Dragon. Her maps and notes may lead the way to great wealth—or a terrible death. And do other parties have designs on the treasure as well? Five 1-hour adventures for 1st-2nd level characters (optimized for APL 1): ()


SATURDAY - 11:00AM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - In Volo's Wake (C4-DM)

The town of Phandalin, nestled in the foothills to the east of the Sword Mountains, continues to grow since being rebuilt after the devastation wrought by rampaging orc hordes. It recently survived violent gang activity, drow machinations, and even the attention of a green dragon. But can it withstand a new threat, bizarre but no less perilous: the fame brought by a visit from none other than loremaster Volothamp Geddarm? Six 1-hour mini-adventures for 1st-4th level characters (optimized for APL 1,2,3,3,4,4)


SATURDAY - 11:30AM: Karuba (Craig/Diane)



BGG Rating: 7.3, Rank: Family #60, Max Players: 4, Duration: 30-40+ minutes


SATURDAY - 12:00PM: Voyages of Marco Polo (Roberto R.)



BGG Rating: 8.0, Rank: #41, Max Players: 4, Duration: 40-100+ minutes


SATURDAY - 12:00PM: Twilight Imperium 4 (Chris Bennett)



BGG Rating: 8.8, Rank: Strategy #13, Max Players: 6, Duration: 240-480+ minutes


SATURDAY - 12:30PM: Rajas of the Ganges (Jeff MacGuinness)



BGG Rating: 7.7, Rank: #311, Max Players: 4, Duration: 45-75+ minutes


SATURDAY - 1:00PM: Sushi Go! (Chuck Wilson)



BGG Rating: 7.1, Rank: Family #69, Max Players: 5, Duration: 15+ minutes

(2 games)


SATURDAY - 1:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - Treasure of the Broken Hoard (C4-DM)

A famous relic hunter seeks adventurers to help her find caches of treasure hidden by the now-defeated followers of the Cult of the Dragon. Her maps and notes may lead the way to great wealth—or a terrible death. And do other parties have designs on the treasure as well? Five 1-hour adventures for 1st-2nd level characters (optimized for APL 1) A famous relic hunter seeks adventurers to help her find caches of treasure hidden by the now-


SATURDAY - defeated followers of the Cult of the Dragon. Her maps and notes may lead the way to great wealth—or a terrible death. And do other parties have designs on the treasure as well? Five 1-hour adventures for 1st-2nd level characters (optimized for APL 1): ()


SATURDAY - 1:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - In Volo's Wake (C4-DM)

The town of Phandalin, nestled in the foothills to the east of the Sword Mountains, continues to grow since being rebuilt after the devastation wrought by rampaging orc hordes. It recently survived violent gang activity, drow machinations, and even the attention of a green dragon. But can it withstand a new threat, bizarre but no less perilous: the fame brought by a visit from none other than loremaster Volothamp Geddarm? Six 1-hour mini-adventures for 1st-4th level characters (optimized for APL 1,2,3,3,4,4)


SATURDAY - 1:30PM: Rising Sun (Aaron Connell)



BGG Rating: 8.2, Rank: #52, Max Players: 5, Duration: 90-120+ minutes

An Eric Lang game


SATURDAY - 2:00PM: Eclipse (Skyler)



BGG Rating: 8.0, Rank: #33, Max Players: 6, Duration: 60-180+ minutes


SATURDAY - 2:00PM: Sentient (Ali)



BGG Rating: 7.4, Rank: #1027, Max Players: 4, Duration: 45-60+ minutes


SATURDAY - 2:00PM: Terraforming Mars with Venus Next expansion (Carl Bussema)



BGG Rating: 8.1, Rank: #4, Max Players: 5, Duration: 90-120+ minutes

Base game experience required; the expansion Venus Next will be taught.


SATURDAY - 2:00PM: Sushi Go Party! (Chuck Wilson)



BGG Rating: 7.6, Rank: Family #17, Max Players: 8, Duration: 20+ minutes

(2 games)


SATURDAY - 2:30PM: Heaven & Ale (Jeff MacGuinness)



BGG Rating: 7.7, Rank: #427, Max Players: 2-4, Duration: 60-90+ minutes


SATURDAY - 3:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - The Black Road (C4-DM)

Caravans are having a difficult time getting through to Parnast via the Black Road. Organized attacks by orcs and other monstrous humanoids working in concert with one another have folks baffled. Little do they know that an unusually intelligent hill giant, going by the name of Bad Fruul is to blame. SEER has sent her emissary HSING, to task your group to accompany a caravan with a very special cargo destined for the Shrine of Axes in Parnast, and to figure out who is responsible. A 2-hour adventure for 1st-4th level characters (optimized for APL 3) Caravans are having a difficult time getting through to Parnast via the Black Road. Organized attacks by orcs and other monstrous humanoids working in concert with one another have folks baffled. Little do they know that an unusually intelligent hill giant, going by the name of Bad Fruul is to blame. SEER has sent her emissary Hsing, to task your group to accompany a caravan with a very special cargo destined for the Shrine of Axes in Parnast, and to figure out who is responsible. A Two Hour Adventure for 1st-4th Level Characters


SATURDAY - 3:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - Underworld Speculation (C4-DM)

Operating as secret agents for the Lords of Waterdeep, a promising lead takes you deep into the world of the Xanathar, but what will it take for you to return? A 2-hour introductory adventure for Xanathar’s Guide to Everything for 1st-4th level characters. (Special level 3 pregenerated characters are provided that may be used with this adventure only) dmsguild.com/product/230970


SATURDAY - 3:00PM: Imhotep (Wally)



BGG Rating: 7.3, Rank: Family #57, Max Players: 4, Duration: 40+ minutes


SATURDAY - 3:00PM: Diamonds (Craig/Diane)



BGG Rating: 7.0, Rank: Family #136, Max Players: 6, Duration: 20-30+ minutes


SATURDAY - 3:00PM: Rococo (Roberto R.)



BGG Rating: 7.6, Rank: #195, Max Players: 4*, Duration: 60-120+ minutes


SATURDAY - 3:00PM: Munchkin! Munchkinomicon (Chuck Wilson)



BGG Rating: 6.8, Rank: *, Max Players: 6, Duration: 90+ minutes

Klaatu Verata Nieecchoo!


SATURDAY - 4:00PM: Star Trek: Ascendancy (Scott de Brestian)



BGG Rating: 7.8, Rank: Thematic #109, Max Players: 3, Duration: 180+ minutes


SATURDAY - 4:00PM: Empires of the Void II (Mike Hamlin)



BGG Rating: 7.7, Rank: NEW, Max Players: 5, Duration: 90-180+ minutes


SATURDAY - 4:30PM: Argent the Consortium (Aaron Connell)



BGG Rating: 7.7, Rank: #437, Max Players: 5, Duration: 60-150+ minutes


SATURDAY - 5:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - Bad Business in Parnast (C4-DM)

Bad Fruul and his minions have been threatening to overtake the town of Parnast for some time, and intelligence provided by SEER (via HSING) confirms that an attack is imminent. Despite this, the town is at risk from within as internal politics threaten to tear it apart. It is up to adventurers to resolve the infighting in Parnast and prepare the town for the hill giant’s onslaught. A 2-hour adventure for 1st-4th level characters (optimized for APL 4) Bad Fruul and his minions have been threatening to overtake the town of Parnast for some time, and intelligence provided by SEER (via HSING) confirms that an attack is imminent. Despite this, the town is at risk from within as internal politics threaten to tear it apart. It is up to the adventurers to resolve the infighting in Parnast and prepare the town for the hill giant's onslaught. A Two-Hour Adventure for 1st - 4th Level Characters


SATURDAY - 5:00PM: 7 Wonders (Eric)



BGG Rating: 7.8, Rank: Family #2, Max Players: 7, Duration: 30+ minutes

A classic now!


SATURDAY - 5:30PM: Dungeon World (RPG) (Robert McFadden)



BGG Rating: Combining high-action dungeon crawling with cutting-edge rules, Rank: Dungeon World is a roleplaying game of fantasy adventure. You and your friends will explore a land of magic and danger in the roles of adventurers searching for fame, Max Players: gold, Duration: and glory.+ minutes


SATURDAY - 6:00PM: Texas Hold-em (Roberto R.)



BGG Rating: *, Rank: *, Max Players: 10, Duration: 60-150+ minutes

One big table for fame, glory and humiliation!


SATURDAY - 6:00PM: Istanbul (Wally)



BGG Rating: 7.6, Rank: #91, Max Players: 5, Duration: 40-60+ minutes


SATURDAY - 6:00PM: Star Munchkin (Chuck Wilson)



BGG Rating: 6.1, Rank: Thematic #547, Max Players: 6, Duration: 90+ minutes


SATURDAY - 6:30PM: Mao (Gwommy)



BGG Rating: 5.7, Rank: Party #402, Max Players: 8, Duration: 60+ minutes

"The only game in which the rules of the game prohibit me from explaining the rules to you..."


SATURDAY - 6:30PM: Forbidden Stars (Jim)



BGG Rating: 8.0, Rank: #80, Max Players: 4, Duration: 120-180+ minutes


SATURDAY - 7:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - Parnast Under Siege (C4-DM)

Despite the adventurers’ best efforts, more creatures joined under Bad Fruul’s banner. No longer content to simply attack caravans or isolated homesteads, the hill giant warlord descends upon Parnast at the head of a great force of humanoids. SEER warns the adventurers (directly now) in time to rally the town and prepare defenses, but a heroic effort is required to break the siege. Despite the adventurers’ best efforts, more creatures joined under Bad Fruul’s banner. No longer content to simply attack caravans or isolated homesteads, the hill giant warlord descends upon Parnast at the head of a great force of humanoids. SEER warns the adventurers (directly now) in time to rally the town and prepare defenses, but a heroic effort is required to break the siege. A Four-Hour Adventure for 1st-4th Level Characters


SATURDAY - 7:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - A Thousand Tiny Deaths (C4-DM)

The promises of glory and the chance of riches draw you to Blasingdell, a small village near the infamous Stone Tooth. Within the rocky mountain lay the dwarven stronghold Khundrukar and the fabled Forge of Fury, to which a chance encounter provides you with the location of a hitherto unknown entrance. Are you brave enough to explore this mystery? Will it lead to wealth or doom? A 2-hour adventure for 1st-4th level characters (optimised for APL 3) (This adventure serves as an expanded adventure hook for The Forge of Fury in DDHC-TYP) The promises of glory and the chance of riches draw you to Blasingdell, a small village near the infamous Stone Tooth. Within the rocky mountain lay the dwarven stronghold Khundrukar and the fabled Forge of Fury, to which a chance encounter provides you with the location of a hitherto unknown entrance. Are you brave enough to explore this mystery? Will it lead to wealth or doom? An adventure for 1st - 4th level characters


SATURDAY - 8:00PM: The Sprawl: Mission-based cyberpunk, powered by the Apocalypse (RPG) (Nathan Parrish)

Up to 4 players. Age 18+. (ADULT THEMES AND ADULT LANGUAGE). Glide through the most secure corporate computer networks. Crack the ICE that stands between you and that big score.


SATURDAY - Drop your cyberlinked autoshotgun to the floor empty. Flick chrome blades from your fingers. Dive into the midst of that corporate response team to secure your team’s exit. Turn up your synth-leather jacket against the rain. Watch the back-alley entrance of the club for your target. Tail the armoured limo through the neon-bathed streets. Cut power to the alarms. Drop over the wall into the compound. Slip past the auto-sentries. Locate and secure the prototype. Escape under the eyes of the rotor-drones. Whatever your story, you are the extended assets of vast multinational corporations, operating in the criminal underground, and performing the tasks that those multinationals can’t do... or can’t be seen to do. You are deniable, professional and disposable.: ()


Sunday   Sunday   Sunday   Sunday


SUNDAY - 10:30AM: Age of Empires III (Roberto)



BGG Rating: 7.6, Rank: 139, Max Players: 5, Duration: 90-120+ minutes


SUNDAY - 10:30AM: Starfinder (Pathfinder in Space!) (RPG) (Chris Bennett)

4/5 players. In the Dead Suns Adventure Path, the players take on the roles of members of the Starfinder Society, a loose association of scholars and adventurers who travel the galaxy uncovering the secrets of the past. When a fragment of an ancient alien superweapon surfaces in the depths of hyperspace, its discovery sets off a race to find the extraterrestrial doomsday device. Hopping from planet to planet in both the civilized Pact Worlds and beyond, the heroes must contend with both the undead Corpse Fleet and the nihilistic Cult of the Devourer, each of which seeks to acquire the alien artifact for its own purposes. Can the heroes find and destroy the superweapon before their enemies seize control of it, or will the Pact Worlds' sun go dark and cold, a harbinger of dead suns across the galaxy?


SUNDAY - 10:30AM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - Defiance in Phlan (C4-DM)

The Cult of the Dragon has come to Phlan, a lawless refuge on the Moonsea. Now, with no significant authority to stop the cult, other power groups in the Realms – the Harpers, Order of the Gauntlet, Emerald Enclave, Lords’ Alliance, and even the Zhentarim – must unite to stop the cult from fulfilling its dark purpose in the city. Join the fight by participating in any one of five different missions aimed at stopping the cult. Playtime: 1 hour (adventure includes five, 1 hour adventures) An introductory adventure for 1st-level characters.


SUNDAY - 10:30AM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - City of Danger (C4-DM)

On the southern shores of the Moonsea, the residents of Mulmaster have eked out a living where others would likely have given up long ago—in a bleak city where corruption is rampant and the Church of Bane holds sway. In these 5 short, introductory adventures, you will travel the breadth of the City of Danger, meet its people, see its sights, and witness firsthand how the city truly has earned its ominous moniker. Playtime: 1 hour (adventure includes five, 1 hour adventures) An introductory adventure for 1st-2nd level characters.


SUNDAY - 10:30AM: Pokemon mystery dungeon genesys module one-shot (RPG) (Aaron Connell)

4 players. I don't have much information about this yet, but it's Pokemon and its Role playing!!!


SUNDAY - 11:00AM: Carcassonne (Wally)


SUNDAY - 11:30AM: Everdell (Eric Knapp)



BGG Rating: 8.3, Rank: NEW, Max Players: 4, Duration: 40-80+ minutes

Just released on Kickstarter!


SUNDAY - 12:00PM: Winner's Circle (Craig/Diane)



BGG Rating: 7.0, Rank: Family #144, Max Players: 6, Duration: 45-60+ minutes


SUNDAY - 12:00PM: RiverBoat (Jeff MacGuinness)



BGG Rating: 7.6, Rank: *, Max Players: 4, Duration: 90+ minutes


SUNDAY - 12:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - Defiance in Phlan (C4-DM)

The Cult of the Dragon has come to Phlan, a lawless refuge on the Moonsea. Now, with no significant authority to stop the cult, other power groups in the Realms – the Harpers, Order of the Gauntlet, Emerald Enclave, Lords’ Alliance, and even the Zhentarim – must unite to stop the cult from fulfilling its dark purpose in the city. Join the fight by participating in any one of five different missions aimed at stopping the cult. Playtime: 1 hour (adventure includes five, 1 hour adventures) An introductory adventure for 1st-level characters.


SUNDAY - 12:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - City of Danger (C4-DM)

On the southern shores of the Moonsea, the residents of Mulmaster have eked out a living where others would likely have given up long ago—in a bleak city where corruption is rampant and the Church of Bane holds sway. In these 5 short, introductory adventures, you will travel the breadth of the City of Danger, meet its people, see its sights, and witness firsthand how the city truly has earned its ominous moniker. Playtime: 1 hour (adventure includes five, 1 hour adventures) An introductory adventure for 1st-2nd level characters.


SUNDAY - 1:00PM: Joraku (Jim Christie)



BGG Rating: 7.1, Rank: *, Max Players: 4, Duration: 30-60+ minutes


SUNDAY - 2:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - Cloud Giant's Bargain (C4-DM)

The renowned adventuring company Acquisitions Inc hires you to infiltrate a castle - but not just any castle. This is a flying fortress built by the cloud giant Count Stratovan, who is currently preparing to destroy the sword coast. Your mission is to meet with his son, who claims to want to prevent the war and establish peace between the giants and the small folk. If you can learn whether the son can be trusted, discover the secrets of the castle, and...well, survive, you too can earn acclaim with Acquisitions Inc.! A 4-hour adventure for 5th to 7th level characters. Adventure for 5th through 7th level characters.


SUNDAY - 2:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - Outlaws of the Iron Route (C4-DM)

The Iron Route, an important trade road east of Phlan, is beset by competing bandits. An exiled Black Fist officer leads his band of mercenaries turned cloaked ruffians, while a mysterious dragonborn sorcerer commands screaming savages from the north. In this war for supremacy over the trade route, the beleaguered merchants are the victims, and Phlan suffers from a lack of important supplies. It’s up to adventurers to strike out and reopen this vital route to the town. A four-hour adventure for levels 1-4. Playtime: 4 hours Premiere: Gamehole Con, November 7-9 http://www.dmsguild.com/product/170467/DDEX109-Outlaws-of-the-Iron-Route-5e An adventure for 1st-4th level characters.


SUNDAY - 2:00PM: D&D Adventurer's League (RPG) - Dark Rites at Fort Dalton (C4-DM)

Fort Dalton along the River Lis was long ago destroyed. Now rumors tell of foul cults practicing their dark rites within the fort’s ruins. Are the rumors of elemental cults true or are the rumors a cover for some other sinister plot? Playtime: 2 hours http://www.dmsguild.com/product/170487/DDEX212-Dark-Rites-at-Fort-Dalton-5e A two-hour adventure for 1st-4th level characters.


SUNDAY - 2:00PM: Sunset over Water (Arthur)



BGG Rating: 7.3, Rank: *, Max Players: 4, Duration: 20+ minutes


SUNDAY - 3:00PM: Unlock: The Formula (Eric Knapp)



BGG Rating: 7.2, Rank: Thematic #197, Max Players: 6, Duration: 45-75+ minutes



Protospiel Corner (Saturday: 1:30PM-6PM)

Note: We are capping Protospiel Corner at 8 games. Submission Date: TBD - please submit your game(s) before this day to ensure you get a slot.

Game #1

  • Title: Bad Reception
  • Stage: Beta
  • Duration: ~45 minutes
  • Players: 2-4
  • Ages: 10+
  • Designer: Arthur Wohlwill
  • Description: Each player represents an extended family with 12 members of varying social status. You are attending a wedding reception with the goal of impressing everybody. However, you realize you must also pay attention to etiquette rules or you will be shunned mercilessly. Also, there are special cards that can help you or bring your opponents down to size. But be careful, the wedding crasher may come back to haunt you!
Game #2
  • Title: Terracosm
  • Stage: Near Completion
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Players: 2-4
  • Ages: 12+
  • Designer: Matt Arnold
  • Description: Rotate the planet board and select a weather figure to use its action on the land beneath it, to fill a desolate planet with verdant life. Arrange your carnivores, herbivores, and plants, to eat your opponents, and survive on the highest stacks of land tiles.
Game #3
  • Title: Space Pilots
  • Stage: Alpha
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Players: 2-6
  • Ages: 10+
  • Designer: Nathan Woll
  • Description: Description: Players are pilots of their own spaceship trying to make the most money by buying and selling goods, claiming bounties, smuggling contraband, and fighting off space pirates.
Game #4
  • Title: Allosaurus
  • Stage: Alpha
  • Duration: 1-2hrs
  • Players: 3-4
  • Ages: 14+
  • Designer: Seth Allison, Rachel Krohn
  • Description: A resource management/area control game where you play an Allosaurus fighting to survive the harsh landscape by growing, learning new skills, and hunting other dinosaurs.

This is a great opportunity for game designers to get their new designs play tested and a wonderful chance for play testers to provide feedback in the clever art of game design.

For the third year in a row, we are hosting a special opportunity for game designers to have their games playtested in a semi-formal fashion and meet people for open playtesting. On Saturday (8/25), Todd Robinson, a Protospiel veteran will be hosting game designers to demo their games at DaveCon. Last year we had quite a few designers bring games but we'd love to have even more this year!

Please e-mail Todd, toddrobinson20@gmail.com with details about your game:

  • Title
  • Stage: alpha, beta, near completion, etc.
  • Ages
  • # Players
  • Duration
  • Description
  • Desginer
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I will post it here and put it on the schedule. This is on a first come first serve basis as games will be capped at 6-8 depending on the length and number of players. Please submit your game info now - there are only a couple spots left. Games posted are also ultimately at the discretion of me. Please keep things family friendly.

If you don't make the schedule or you have many games to play test, that's okay! DaveCon has a very active open gaming contingent. The people you meet in Protospiel Corner should facilitate open play testing. I just ask that you be frank with people about the duration and stage of your game.