Gaming!

Unleash your inner gamer! Welcome from Twin Cities Game Fest Gaming returns to the Wood Duck Room, across the hall from other programming rooms, on the hotel second floor. There are a ton of games to choose from, and more than just on the schedule. Matt McMillan and his team are bringing a large selection of his personal library to share during the weekend as well. Plus, we will have plenty of Magic the Gathering events to entertain you.

Open Gaming
Play what you want by enjoying our library of games. Feel free to ask questions or assistance from our trained gaming staff! Same hours as last year:
Friday—4:00pm - Midnight
Saturday—10:00am - Midnight
Sunday—11:00am - 4:00pm

Marvel Champions Event!
Play all three grid slots and see if you can complete all the individual and team challenges!
MtG Archenemy: TCGF vs. MarsCon
Help create the largest game POSSIBLE!!

Drop-in/Drop-out Dungeons & Dragons
The characters are trying to help a town out who have been losing chickens. Their investigation led them into an old crypt and after taking care of some bandits, they have decided to explore the crypt.
3.5 rules, Heroic point buy (25). Game is designed for people to drop in and out as the convention goes on. We have a limited number of pregenerated characters to give out and are ready and willing to help people build one of their own. We will have people start out at one level lower than the other attendees, usually 1st or 2nd level.
Hours: Friday, 4pm-2am / Saturday, 2pm-2am / Sunday, noon-close of con

Sword of Air MarsCon Chapter With Burl Zorn of The Source Comics and Games.
The party continues its long trek to the North to answer a call for help. They have had a number of encounters that have toughened them up in their long journey. Be prepared for anything! Will they arrive in the semi-civilized area of the Lost Borderlands or will they wander endlessly through the lands of the South? Only the players will have an effect on what becomes of them on the journey. 3.5 D&D, all are welcome. Come in at one level lower than the current players. Prepare a first level character and you can level up accordingly if need be. Heroic point buy of 25 as per DMG in Adventures section. Feel free to create one at the table. We may have some pre-generated characters to hand out as well. Game goes on during the entire convention. You can drop in and out as you wish. If you must leave in the middle of battle, we will run your character and do our best to keep you alive and write down what rewards you received on your character sheet.

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Gaming descriptions:

FRIDAY EVENTS
FRIDAY 4:00 PM
4:00 PM-5:00 PM—Zombie Dice: Horde Edition
Eat brains. Don't get shotgunned
In Zombie Dice, you are a zombie. You want braaains – more brains than any of your zombie buddies. The 13 custom dice are your victims. Push your luck to eat their brains, but stop rolling before the shotgun blasts end your turn! Whoever collects 13 brains first wins. Each game takes 10 to 20 minutes and can be taught in a single round.

4:00 PM-7:00 PM—Sol: Last Days of a Star
The Sun is dying
In recent years, the Sun has become increasingly unstable, to the point where experts claim it could go supernova at any moment. The various inhabitants of the planets in this solar system are launching one last effort to save themselves, which involves building a final Ark to propel a small selection of their people into deep space. This requires a great deal of energy, and in a final ironic twist, the only source of such great energy is the dying star itself. In the process of extracting and transmitting the energy required to save themselves, they will be compounding the instability of the Sun and hastening the end of their worlds.

4:00 PM-7:00 PM—Starfarers of Catan 2019 Edition
Hey, I KNEW we should taken a left turn at that asteroid belt!
Experience the newly updated Starfarers of Catan as you become an explorer of the galaxy. Send out your colony ship to claim territory that will hep you create greater resources, and trade ships to connect with other, interesting races that will allow you to reap special benefits.
Same gaming experience from the original Starfarers of Catan, without the bits breaking off. Also enjoy new “Exploration Mode” where you can randomize the established loations for that true exploration feel.

4:00 PM-MIDNIGHT—Open Gaming
Play what you want!
Enjoy our library of games. Feel free to ask questions or assistance as we have trained staff to assist you.

5:00 PM-6:00 PM—MtG: Quantum Leap
Fun multiplayer Magic the Gathering format
This format was created by Matt McMillan. In this format you only need to bring a legacy legal deck. This combines Vanguard cards (created by WotC) and Planechase cards. Chaotic fun for everyone!

FRIDAY 6:00 PM
6:00 PM-8:00 PM—Starfarers of Catan 2019 Edition
Hey, I KNEW we should taken a left turn at that asteroid belt!
Experience the newly updated Starfarers of Catan as you become an explorer of the galaxy. Send out your colony ship to claim territory that will hep you create greater resources, and trade ships to connect with other, interesting races that will allow you to reap special benefits.
Same gaming experience from the original Starfarers of Catan, without the bits breaking off. Also enjoy new “Exploration Mode” where you can randomize the established loations for that true exploration feel.

FRIDAY 7:00 PM
7:00 PM-8:00 PM—Sheriff of Nottingham
I am the law!
The Sheriff of Nottingham is a fun and engaging game for all where each player will have the chance to be the Sheriff himself! As peasants, players will declare goods they wish to bring into the city and it will be up to the Sheriff to decide who is telling the truth and who is secretly trying to smuggle in contraband!
Experience Nottingham in a whole new way! Declare your goods, deal with the Sheriff and secure victory in a fun-filled and exciting adventure!

7:00 PM-8:00 PM—Marvel Champions: The Card Game
“With great power, there must also come great responsibility” – Stan Lee
Iron Man and Black Panther team up to stop Rhino from rampaging through the streets of New York. Captain Marvel and Spider-Man battle Ultron as he threatens global annihilation. Do you have what it takes to join the ranks of these legendary heroes and become a champion?
Jump into the Marvel Universe with Marvel Champions: The Card Game, a cooperative Living Card Game for one to four players! Special Event: See if you can play over the weekend and complete all of the individual and team challenges!

FRIDAY 8:00 PM
8:00 PM-9:00 PM—Channel A: The Anime Pitch Party Game
But can you SELL it to the rest of the team?
In Channel A, players compete at presenting anime TV show ideas. Shows are based on two premises selected by one player from a set of five randomly chosen premises. Each player selects up to four title word cards from their hand of ten cards and makes a pitch to the other players about their show with that title. Players then vote by secret ballot on who had the best show pitch. Premise and Title cards are all drawn from the vast ocean of anime shows.

8:00 PM-9:00 PM—Back to the Future: Dice Through Time
Great Scott!
Biff stole the DeLorean and went on a joyride through time, disrupting events and scattering items throughout Hill Valley past and present. Now it’s up to you to help Doc and Marty repair the space-time continuum before time paradoxes unravel the very fabric of the universe! Jump in your time machine, complete events, return items, and help restore temporal order. The future is in your hands!

FRIDAY 9:00 PM
9:00 PM-10:00 PM—Star Realms
Get that blasted ship off of my screens!
Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat. As you play, you make use of Trade to acquire new Ships and Bases from the cards being turned face up in the Trade Row from the Trade Deck. You use the Ships and Bases you acquire to either generate more Trade or to generate Combat to attack your opponent and their bases. When you reduce your opponent’s score (called Authority) to zero, you win!

9:00 PM-MIDNIGHT—Mothership
They won’t see THIS coming!
The great Space Disagreement of 5406 has forced your entire colony to flee into the dark depths of outer space. You’re not alone. Other colonies too seek refuge from the war. All scramble to harvest the valuable resources on undiscovered planets. Your mission: destroy all other colonies. Diplomacy is boring. Shoot first, confirm if they were enemies later…

9:00 PM-MIDNIGHT—Betrayal at House on the Hill
Hey, let’s check out that creepy house nobody goes into anymore!
Betrayal at House on the Hill is a tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters.
Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.

FRIDAY 10:00 PM
10:00 PM-11:00 PM—The Resistance
Hey! You can send me on the mission . . .trust me!
The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed. By destroying their key bases, we will shatter Imperial strength and liberate our people. Yet spies have infiltrated our ranks, ready for sabotage. We must unmask them. In five nights we reshape destiny or die trying. We are the Resistance!

FRIDAY 11:00 PM
11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT—Star Munchkin
What’s a Foof Gun?
The Munchkins are back – but now they're Mutants, Androids, and Cat People in space, grabbing Lasers, Vibroswords, and Nova Grenades and fighting Fanged Fuzzballs, Bionic Bimbos, and the Brain In A Jar. Star Munchkin is a complete game using the best-selling Munchkin rules (with a few new twists like Sidekicks), and it can be combined with any other Munchkin items.

SATURDAY EVENTS
SATURDAY 10:00 AM
10:00 AM-11:00 AM—Seven Wonders
The Pyramid . .it’s almost done . . .
Fun drafting game where you place an ancient civilization. Your goal – become the greatest civilization in all of history

10:00 AM-1:00 PM—OGRE
Oh my GOD, it’s STILL COMING!!!
OGRE and its sequel G.E.V., are tactical ground combat games set in the not-so-distant future. In 2085 A.D., armored warfare continues - faster and deadlier than ever. Hovercraft, tanks and infantry slug it out with tactical nuclear devices. But the most feared weapon of all needs no human guidance. It's a giant cybernetic tank called the OGRE.

10:00 AM-1:00 PM—MtG Commander
An I am just about to win and . . WHAT DID YOU JUST PLAY?
Magic the Gathering format that has a special deck with one commander and 99 other cards. Multiplayer format.

10:00 AM-MIDNIGHT—Open Gaming
Play what you want!
Enjoy our library of games. Feel free to ask questions or assistance as we have trained staff to assist you.

SATURDAY 11:00 AM
11:00 AM-2:00 PM—Firefly the Board Game
Quick, we gotta finish this job before Neska finds out we almost botched it!
Gather your crew. Equip your ship. Fly the ‘Verse. Nuthin’ like Space to bring out the cowboy in ya!

SATURDAY 1:00 PM
1:00 PM-2:00 PM—King of Tokyo
RAWRRRRR!!!!
Be the only one standing at the end to rule Tokyo City!

1:00 PM-4:00 PM—Star Wars X-Wing
Stay on target. . .
Bring your favorite faction to play in our gaming room. It’s be a blast (or blaster)

SATURDAY 2:00 PM
2:00 PM-3:00 PM—Pandemic
Cough, Cough
Help stop the spread of disease throughout the world. Stop the four different strains before it takes over and wipes out the world’s population

2:00 PM-5:00 PM—Battletech
So WHAT if he has PPCs . .wait, it’s CLAN TECH?
Jump into a robot the size of a good sized building. Battle it out and determine who is the best house to stand champion as the greatest Mechwarrior!

SATURDAY 3:00 PM
3:00 PM-4:00 PM—Star Realms
Get that blasted ship off of my screens!
Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat. As you play, you make use of Trade to acquire new Ships and Bases from the cards being turned face up in the Trade Row from the Trade Deck. You use the Ships and Bases you acquire to either generate more Trade or to generate Combat to attack your opponent and their bases. When you reduce your opponent’s score (called Authority) to zero, you win!

SATURDAY 4:00 PM
4:00 PM-5:00 PM—RoboRally
Beep, Beep, Buzz, Zzzzt
Program your robots on the fly against up to seven other opponents. Get to all the flags in order, or die trying. (It IS a boring night in the factory after all)

4:00 PM-6:00 PM—Marvel Champions: The Card Game
“With great power, there must also come great responsibility” – Stan Lee
Iron Man and Black Panther team up to stop Rhino from rampaging through the streets of New York. Captain Marvel and Spider-Man battle Ultron as he threatens global annihilation. Do you have what it takes to join the ranks of these legendary heroes and become a champion? Jump into the Marvel Universe with Marvel Champions: The Card Game, a cooperative Living Card Game for one to four players! Special Event: See if you can play over the weekend and complete all of the individual and team challenges!

SATURDAY 5:00 PM
5:00 PM-6:00 PM—Splendor
What wonderful jewels!
Become a merchant that not only has an eye for the best gems on the market, but gain favor with the nobles to become the greatest merchant out there!

5:00 PM-8:00 PM—Star Wars: X-Wing
Stay on target. . .
Bring your favorite faction to play in our gaming room. It’s be a blast (or blaster)

SATURDAY 6:00 PM
6:00 PM-8:00 PM—Vegas Showdown
Do I eat at the Five Star Steakhouse, or party in the Nightclub?


6:00 PM-9:00 PM—MtG Archenemy: TCGF vs MarsCon
You brought Slivers AGAIN?!?!?
Multiplayer format originally designed to be played 1 vs 3. We at Twin Cities Game Fest thought that there should be a higher limit. We are trying to create the largest game possible! Last year it was 1 vs 9. We hope to do better this year. We challenge MarsCon to field the greatest Magic the Gather players to challenge us!

SATURDAY 8:00 PM
8:00 PM-9:00 PM—Star Munchkin
What’s a Foof Gun?
The Munchkins are back – but now they're Mutants, Androids, and Cat People in space, grabbing Lasers, Vibroswords, and Nova Grenades and fighting Fanged Fuzzballs, Bionic Bimbos, and the Brain In A Jar. Star Munchkin is a complete game using the best-selling Munchkin rules (with a few new twists like Sidekicks), and it can be combined with any other Munchkin items.

8:00 PM-11:00 PM—Transformers TCG
So Optimus always says, “Roll Out”, but I am a jet play, see. . .
Play with your favorite robots to duke it out in cardboard form.

SATURDAY 9:00 PM
9:00 PM-MIDNIGHT—Space Marine Adventures: Labyrinth of the Necrons
Did you hear that brother? It sounded like a weird whirring sound. . .
The Necron Overlord has arisen, and he seeks to take over the galaxy! Standing between this tyrannical maniac and his ultimate prize are five Space Marine heroes - mighty battle-brothers who have sworn to halt his evil plans.
Space Marine Adventures is a fast-paced cooperative game for 1-4 players, pitting a squad of brave Space Marine warriors against the menace of the alien Overlord and his robotic footsoldiers in the dark and dangerous labyrinth of the Necrons.

9:00 PM-MIDNIGHT—MtG Commander
An I am just about to win and . . WHAT DID YOU JUST PLAY?
Magic the Gathering format that has a special deck with one commander and 99 other cards. Multiplayer format.

SATURDAY 11:00 PM
11:00 PM-MIDNIGHT—Channel A
But can you SELL it to the rest of the team?
In Channel A, players compete at presenting anime TV show ideas.
Shows are based on two premises selected by one player from a set of five randomly chosen premises. Each player selects up to four title word cards from their hand of ten cards and makes a pitch to the other players about their show with that title. Players then vote by secret ballot on who had the best show pitch.

SUNDAY EVENTS
SUNDAY 10:00 AM
10:00 AM-11:00 AM—The Resistance
Hey! You can send me on the mission . . .trust me!
The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed. By destroying their key bases, we will shatter Imperial strength and liberate our people. Yet spies have infiltrated our ranks, ready for sabotage. We must unmask them. In five nights we reshape destiny or die trying. We are the Resistance!

10:00 AM-11:00 AM—Splendor
What wonderful jewels!
Become a merchant that not only has an eye for the best gems on the market, but gain favor with the nobles to become the greatest merchant out there!

10:00 AM-1:00 PM—MtG Archenemy: TCGF vs MarsCon
You brought Slivers AGAIN?!?!?
Multiplayer format originally designed to be played 1 vs 3. We at Twin Cities Game Fest thought that there should be a higher limit. We are trying to create the largest game possible! Last year it was 1 vs 9. We hope to do better this year. We challenge MarsCon to field the greatest Magic the Gather players to challenge us!

10:00 AM-4:00 PM—Open Gaming
Play what you want!
Enjoy our library of games. Feel free to ask questions or assistance as we have trained staff to assist you.

SUNDAY 11:00 AM
11:00 AM-NOON—Star Realms
Get that blasted ship off of my screens!
Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat. As you play, you make use of Trade to acquire new Ships and Bases from the cards being turned face up in the Trade Row from the Trade Deck. You use the Ships and Bases you acquire to either generate more Trade or to generate Combat to attack your opponent and their bases. When you reduce your opponent’s score (called Authority) to zero, you win!

11:00 AM-2:00 PM—Lords of Waterdeep
What Elminster doesn’t know won’t hurt him.
Waterdeep, the City of Splendors — the most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. In this game, the players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that which cannot be gained through trickery and negotiation must be taken by force!

SUNDAY NOON
NOON-3:00 PM—Formula D
Vrooooom!
Race your car against a host of other drivers to win at various scenic and famous tracks.

SUNDAY 1:00 PM
11:00 AM-4:00 PM—Star Wars: X-Wing
Stay on target. . .
Bring your favorite faction to play in our gaming room. It’s be a blast (or blaster)

SUNDAY 2:00 PM
2:00 PM-3:00 PM—Star Munchkin
What’s a Foof Gun?
The Munchkins are back – but now they're Mutants, Androids, and Cat People in space, grabbing Lasers, Vibroswords, and Nova Grenades and fighting Fanged Fuzzballs, Bionic Bimbos, and the Brain In A Jar. Star Munchkin is a complete game using the best-selling Munchkin rules (with a few new twists like Sidekicks), and it can be combined with any other Munchkin items.


Midevil MarsCon

MarsCon is a fan-run science fiction convention for all ages held every March (sometimes in late February) in the Twin Cities area. At MarsCon you’ll find panel discussions, parties, guest of honor presentations, music of many kinds, our art show, film/anime room, science room, dealers room, charity auction, and masquerade. The Dementia track is virtually a con in itself, and attracts a nation-wide audience.

MarsCon 2020

“Visions of the Future”
February 28 - March 1, 2020
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425

Send questions about MarsCon to info20a@marscon.org, we’ll do our best to send answers!

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  • Dementia: marscondementia.wordpress.com

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