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Friday, September 28
 

12:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity full
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Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mesa

12:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crafters Corner

12:00pm

Arizona Game Fair GenCon Hot Table
Arizona Game Fair will be bringing the GenCon hotness to RinCon!  This will be an open-play table with no schedule or sign-ups.  Just stop by in the gaming area of Catalina Ballroom to check out the newest and most popular games of 2018.

Sponsors
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Founder, Spiel Pro


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-Spiel

12:00pm

Exhibitor Room
Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina C

1:00pm

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

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday September 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mesa

1:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Friday September 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Crafters Corner

2:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesa

2:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pima A

2:00pm

Dragon Watcher w/Creator
Limited Capacity filling up

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-ArtLair

2:00pm

JUNK'D w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Runehammer for a fast-paced, DIY car-combat board game for everyone!

GMs
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-22

2:00pm

JUNK'D w/Creator
Join Runehammer for a fast-paced, DIY car-combat board game for everyone!

GMs
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-23

2:00pm

Kuzushi Seasons w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on iconic seasonal flowers found in Japan, Kuzushi Seasons pits 2, 3 or 4 players against each other in a unique game of positional control. Simple rules lead to beautiful complexities in this abstract area control tile placement card game. It's smart, fun, approachable and addictive. If we have enough players, we'll mix in cards from the original Kuzushi to try a 5 or 6 player game on a larger board!

GMs
avatar for Dave Balmer

Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-Gobico

2:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity seats available

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Crafters Corner

2:00pm

Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In the tile-laying game Castles of Mad King Ludwig, players are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria...one room at a time. You see, the King loves castles, having built Neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired the Disney theme park castles) and others, but now he's commissioned you to build the biggest, best castle ever — subject, of course, to his ever-changing whims. Each player acts as a building contractor who is adding rooms to the castle he's building while also selling his services to other players.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-08

2:00pm

Egizia
Limited Capacity full
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The players are builders in Ancient Egypt, competing to get the most fame building different monuments requested by the Pharaoh (the Sphinx, the Obelisk, the Temple, and the Pyramid).

The game lasts 5 turns. In each turn, the players place their pawns on the board, along the banks of the Nile, getting the advantages shown on each square. On the right bank there are fixed squares where the players may get workers, improve their mercantile capabilities, influence the floods (and thus the fertility of the fields) and reserve the right to build the monuments (that are built only after all the placements are done). On the left bank the players may take cards that are deployed randomly on the 10 squares at the start of each turn; some of these cards are kept until the end of the game (cultivable fields, stone quarries, deities granting special advantages), while others are discarded after the use and offer multiple immediate advantages.

In Egizia, the twist on the worker placement mechanic is that the players must place their pawns following the course of the Nile, moving northwards (from the top to the bottom of the board, that is seen from the Mediterranean Sea). In this way, each placement not only blocks the opponents from choosing the same square (except monuments, where multiple players are always allowed), but also forces the player to place his remaining pawns only on the squares below the one he just occupied (note that "pawns" are placed, since "workers" are one of the resources of the game, like grain and stones).

When the placement phase is over, the workers of the players must be fed with the grain produced in the fields. The production of each field is based on the floods of the Nile, so some fields may not give grain each turn. If a player has not enough grain for all his workers, he has to buy it with Victory Points (the ratio is better for players with improved mercantile capabilities, recorded on a specific track on the board).


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-12

2:00pm

Mexica
Limited Capacity seats available

Eye Candy! 2nd edition reprint by IELLO is super fun and looks amazing!

Mexica plots the development of the city of Tenochtitlan on an island in lake Texcoco. Players attempt to partition it into districts, place buildings, and construct canals.

Districts are formed by completely surrounding areas of the island with water and then placing a District marker. The player who founds a district scores points immediately.

Canals and Lake Texcoco act as a quick method of moving throughout the city. Players erect bridges and move from one bridge to the next, which costs 1 action point regardless of the distance. They must also erect buildings. This costs action points, the exact number being dependent upon the building's size.

In the scoring phases of the game, players score points (El Grande style) based upon their dominance in a District. In the 4 player game, players with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd most buildings score decreasing numbers of points.

GMs
avatar for Mark Stoxen

Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-09

2:00pm

Photosynthesis
Limited Capacity full
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The sun shines brightly on the canopy of the forest, and the trees use this wonderful energy to grow and develop their beautiful foliage. Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don't forget that the sun revolves around the forest. Welcome to the world of Photosynthesis, the green strategy board game!


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-02

2:00pm

Tiny Epic Zombies
Limited Capacity full
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GENERAL INFO: 1-5 players, 30 minutes, 5 play modes including competitive and cooperative play.

1. Cooperative team-play with game controlled Zombies.
2. Cooperative team-play with Zombies controlled by a non-team player.
3. Competitive free-for-all with game controlled Zombies.
4. Competitive free-for-all with Zombies controlled by a player.
5. Solo.

THEME: Modern day Zombie outbreak at the Echo Ridge Mall.

HOOK: Fast paced, portable, and tons of replayability. Play as the survivors or the Zombies. Plus ITEMeeples!

WIN: Survivors must complete 3 objectives - Zombies must kill all the Survivors or gain control of the Mall's Courtyard.

OVERVIEW: In Tiny Epic Zombies, survivors are always on the run, collecting weapons, killing Zombies and working toward completing objectives. Completing 3 objectives can win you the game but if you're too focused on the objectives, the Zombies will overrun the mall and that will be the end of you.

Based on the mode of play, you will either play as one of the Survivors or as the Zombies.

As a Survivor, your turn will consist of moving 3 times. Then based on where you move, you'll be able to do additional things. For instance, if you move into a room with a Zombie, you'll have to fight it by rolling the Zombie die. Or if you move into a room adjacent to a Zombie, you can spend ammo to shoot it. Killing a Zombie is actually pretty easy... but they just keep coming. Keeping them from overrunning the entire mall, while trying to accomplish your objectives, that is hard!

After you've taken your 3 moves, you'll search the room. This is done by revealing the Search Card you are holding. Most of the time, you find something useful, like awesome items you can later pickup and equip to your ITEMeeples. Sometimes though, you may find a Zombie lurking in the corner. So be prepared.
After you search the room, more Zombies flood into the Mall. Then it's the next player's turn. Simple as that.

Note: If your ammo and wound tokens ever meet, you're dead meat! So, keep your wounds low and your ammo high.

If you die, that character will turn into a Zombie and you'll have to draw a new character to play. If that happens too many times, you lose the game.

As a Zombie player, not only will you control unique Zombies with special abilities, you will control ALL the Zombies! With your help, the Zombies will have a brain in addition to eating brains. Your game will be to overwhelm the players with clever placement and movement of the Zombies. Smother them with your Zombie horde and prevent them from completing their objectives. If you kill enough players or overrun the mall courtyard, you win.

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-20

2:00pm

Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Among the many reasons Oaxaca (pronounced WA-HA-KA) is well known are its exquisite handicrafts. Drawing upon generations of tradition, as well as vast quantities of raw materials, many artists within this state in Southern Mexico dedicate their lives to perfecting their craft.

Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture is a dice-rolling and engine-building card game where you and up to three friends assume the role of skilled Oaxacan handicraftsmen preparing to craft and sell art at a bustling tianguis in Oaxaca City. Will you reach a distinguished position with your exquisite craftsmanship, or are your crafts common for the culture?

If there is time and interest, will also teach Project Dreamscape.

GMs
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-15

2:00pm

Sidekick Saga
Limited Capacity seats available

Where have all the superheroes gone? The sidekicks are left behind to watch the city and fight off the villains! Sidekick saga is a cooperative superhero drafting game with legacy elements. Play through a six issue miniseries, fighting villains along the way, on the way to discovering what happened to the superheroes!


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-10
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

GIANT Tales of Corvus Bend: Tin Star w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

The Sherriff of Corvus Bend is dead, killed trying to bring one of countless bounties to justice. The remaining Deputies must now finish the job and prove who the “Tin Star” should go to next! Get out there and get those Bounties Deputy, you have a town to protect and a new position to earn.

Join the other players in drafting dice and collecting resources to allow you to capture the most Bounties in the eight turns of the game. Along the way, use Corvus Bend and it’s townsfolk as your actions and contacts, come across lucky Boons to help you and raid the armory for those much needed bullets! Be careful though Deputy, misfires and mistakes can take their toll and await around every corner, if you give the Bounties enough leeway they may join forces and you and the other Deputies will face one of many possible disasters!

The Deputy that proves his mettle will become the new Sheriff of Corvus Bend, are you up for the challenge? Let’s find out!

2-4 players 13 and up 60-90 minutes GIANT SIZED

GMs
AJ

Aric Jack

Mozu Productions


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina Lobby
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

RPG: Our First Adventures - The Lost Treasure of Cuttle Reef (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

You just discovered the map to the most famous lost treasure of all time! But are you brave enough and clever enough to unlock its secrets?

New simplified gaming system designed so that even preschoolers can play. Perfect for geeky parents of young children tired of waiting for their kids to be old enough to play with them.

GMs
LR

LaTricia Rayenae

LaTricia Rayenae


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

BG: Forbidden Island (Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

Game features specially engineered board built by Marty Bucholz. Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding maneuvers, as the island will sink beneath every step! Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss!


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Suite

2:00pm

Betrayal at House on Haunted Hill
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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.

Expansions: Widow's Walk

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-06

2:00pm

Concordia: Salsa
Limited Capacity full
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Competitive resource management and deck building game in which you build a network of trade houses across the ancient world. One of the best aspects of Concordia is the uncertainty over who is winning. Only after the game end will players reveal and tally points.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-11

2:00pm

Last Friday
Limited Capacity seats available

Last Friday is a hidden movement, hunting and deduction board game, inspired by the popular "slasher" horror movie genre. In the role of young campers, the players are challenged to survive a long weekend of terror – while one of them takes the role of the undying psychopath hiding in the shadows of the forest. In general, the murderer's goal is to remain hidden and to kill off each of the campers, while the campers are trying to fight back and kill the murderer before they are all killed.

The game is played over four chapters — Arrival at the Camp, The Chase, The Massacre, and The Final Chapter — and each chapter plays out differently as the hunter becomes the prey, then comes back from the dead looking for revenge.

GMs
DK

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-IoG1
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Pulsar 2849
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

It is the year 2849, and humanity has harnessed the power of the pulsars. Now we must find a way to distribute this power throughout the stars.
In this Euro-style game, players explore space, claim pulsars, and discover technologies that will help them build energy-distribution infrastructure on a cosmic scale. Dice are used to purchase actions, and players choose their dice from a communal pool. There are many paths to victory so you can blaze your own trail to a bright future.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-05

2:00pm

Stone Age + 'The Expansion'
Limited Capacity full
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The "Stone Age" times were hard indeed. In their roles as hunters, collectors, farmers, and tool makers, our ancestors worked with their legs and backs straining against wooden plows in the stony earth. Of course, progress did not stop with the wooden plow. People always searched for better tools and more productive plants to make their work more effective.

In Stone Age, the players live in this time, just as our ancestors did. They collect wood, break stone and wash their gold from the river. They trade freely, expand their village and so achieve new levels of civilization. With a balance of luck and planning, the players compete for food in this pre-historic time.

With "The Expansion" the game now accommodates 5 players, plus as the Cave persons have advanced and stabilized, they have developed their own new market system.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pima A

2:00pm

Troyes
Limited Capacity full
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In Troyes, recreate four centuries of history of this famous city of the Champagne region of France. Each player manages their segment of the population (represented by a horde of dice) and their hand of cards, which represent the three primary domains of the city: religious, military, and civil. Players can also offer cash to their opponents' populace in order to get a little moonlighting out of them—anything for more fame!

Make your underlings:
*work on the cathedral
*combat misfortune
*bustle about the city
*and other such tasks that are below your family's stature


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-03

2:00pm

Tyranno Ex
Limited Capacity seats available

Before Bios Megafauna or Evolution, there was this Avalon Hill game about creature survival over geologic timescales.

Influence the environment to best strengthen your particular set of species, and eat your opponents.

GMs
ME

Matt Eklund

Sierra Madre Games


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-13
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

OverBattle: The All War
Limited Capacity seats available

OverBattle: The All War is a new epic tabletop war game, set in an exciting space environment that pits 4 unique races again one another - or does it?

GMs
avatar for Rob McBride

Rob McBride

President, Syther Gaming
OverBattle: The All War


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-24

2:00pm

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea
Limited Capacity full
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Heroes of Land, Air & Sea is a 4X-style board game with miniatures that tells the epic tale of orcs vs. humans, dwarves vs. elves, battling kingdoms, and the individuals who turn the tides of war.

Players control one of these classic factions, competing to expand their kingdom into new territory. Even the greatest kingdoms begin as small townships, therefore players begin with only a basic town hall, a couple of peons, and a single warrior. From there, players must explore the territory around them, build up their work force, fortify their army, and develop their kingdom — all through careful action selection, exploitation, war, and resource management.

As players reach milestones in the development of their kingdom, they gain access to many advantages. Peons become warriors, warriors become powerful heroes, and town halls eventually become castles. Players gain access to water, and even air, vessels and creatures. Boarding these vessels and creatures with your units allows for faster travel across the vast game board and for positioning armies for powerful attacks.

War in Heroes of Land, Air & Sea features a cost/reward system carefully detailed on tactics cards from which players must secretly choose. The availability of these tactics cards depends on the units participating in the war. It is here that players wage their wits and legacy in an attempt to exterminate one another. For as we all know, "history is written by the victors".

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea also boasts two economic systems, one being the risky acquisition and careful management of the resources (food, ore and mana), while the other is a twist on worker placement that requires the leveraging of peons to construct buildings, peons that could otherwise be exploring, expanding, exploiting, and exterminating! Finding this balance is crucial to victory!

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-21

2:00pm

High Frontier
Limited Capacity full
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High Frontier (3rd edition) is a space exploration game by Phil Eklund. The players take control of different space enterprises trying to establish factories on planets and asteroids. Each player begins with three water tanks (fuel). In turns each player uses two action points to do some of the eight actions available, e.g. move space ship or buy new technologies. When the predetermined number of bases is built the game ends. The winner is the player with the most victory points.

We will be playing a "beginners" game. We'll use the basic rules with few modules from the Colonization expansion.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-07

2:00pm

Beneath Unbroken Waves
Limited Capacity seats available

Fishers have dredged up a strange, glowing artifact from the sea off the coast of Jalmeray, and the Pathfinder Society believes this is a key—likely to something hidden beneath the waves. With the key in hand, the PCs sail out to the underwater ruins of a people erased from history. Can the PCs' discoveries shed new light on whose these people were and the true reason for their downfall?


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sabino-PFS1

2:00pm

Dark wings Rising
Limited Capacity seats available

First cattle began to go missing from farms along the edges of the great forest. Strange
tracks had been seen. An old man who had been an adventurer claimed it was the prints
of a wyrmling; an infant dragon All thought his mind had slipped with age or were afraid to
believe.
But now, a young girl has vanished from her farmstead. Whether there is belief or not a
group gathers to penetrate the darkness below the leaves to find out the truth


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster E

2:00pm

Darkest Montana
Limited Capacity full
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It's Fall in rural Montana and something is amiss in the darkness, as animals go missing or are found mutilated, and rumors fly of missing drifters. SAVE Envoys arrive to investigate another anticipated instance of something evil intruding into our world, once more putting themselves between the innocents and Unknown.

Pregens provided for this dark, investigative horror story, in which there is no guarantee of a happy ending.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster D

2:00pm

DCC: Into the Microverse
Limited Capacity full
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The hunt for a fabled artifact leads to greater strangeness, danger, and opportunity, than any alive have ever seen. Do you possess the fortitude to save the world - or conquer it? This is a play-with-the-designer event.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster B
  • Audience BL
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

Duskmire Accord
Limited Capacity seats available

A vault opens inside the mysterious false moon of Salvation's End, and the Starfinder Society sends in a team of agents to investigate. Although it has discerned little about the vault"s interior, the Society has identified a powerful energy signature near the vault's center. Several factions within the vault clash for control of the area. If the PCs are to succeed at their mission, they'll need to choose a side.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sabino-PFS3

2:00pm

Indie RPG Arcade
What is the Indie RPG Arcade?
The Indie RPG Arcade is your opportunity to experience some of the latest and greatest Indie RPGs around. We have a space set aside with tables and staffed with volunteers ready to run you through a variety of exciting new games, including games like Apocalypse World, Fiasco, Bluebeard’s Bride, Primetime Adventures, Swords Without Master, Urban Shadows, Cartel, Blades in the Dark, Weave and many more!
Why Play In the Arcade?
RinCon has many scheduled games, you simply sign up and play that game at the appointed time. However...sometimes slots fill up or you are not able to schedule things to get at all the events you want.
The Indie RPG Arcade  gives you the chance to drop by and play new and interesting games throughout Rincon without getting into a scheduled slot. Just show up at the regular muster hallway (off the second floor foyer) 10 minutes before one of the RPG start times (9am / 2pm / 8pm) and we’ll get you into an awesome Indie RPG.
The event is organized and run by an intrepid crew of motivated GMs, running all the newest and most exciting Indie games out there. Come join us!

GMs
Guests
avatar for Mark Diaz Truman

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner/CEO, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, co-founder of the Indie Game Developer Network (igdnonline.com), and co-founder of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com). He's authored three indie rpgs (The Play's the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows) and served as a developmental editor on a variety of roleplaying games since 2011 (Firefly, 7th Sea: 2nd Ed, Masks: A New Generation, Bluebeard's Bride, The Fate Codex). Mark is currentl... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Canyon Lobby

2:00pm

Last Night On Earth
Limited Capacity full
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In this adaptation of the popular survival horror board game, players are townsfolk trying to survive the night from an onslaught of zombies.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster F

2:00pm

Oathbreaker's Die
Limited Capacity seats available

The city of Daggermark is best known for its poisoners and assassins, who maintain active guilds that enjoy the full respect of local authorities. Local venture-captain Istivil Bosk prefers to keep his head down and stays out of their affairs, but he has recently learned that a Pathfinder agent has been targeted for assassination. Can the PCs enact the venture-captain's daring plot to save this agent without becoming the assassins' next victims?


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sabino-PFS2

2:00pm

Vanguard Vaqueros
Limited Capacity seats available

Join a posse of space cowboys as they travel to an orbiting space station to retrieve knowledge vital to the survival of their dome world. The game system is The 77 Lost Worlds, a science fiction rpg from Stephen Lee and James Ward (of Metamorphosis Alpha and Gamma World fame). Playing cards instead of dice, the Ward Card System, that emphasizes player and GM creativity and agency. Three dimensional figures and props will be provided and used (though they are not necessary to enjoy the rpg).


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster G

2:00pm

Bleak Rising: Surviving the Dome
Limited Capacity seats available

Bleak Rising is an unpublished game created by the GM, Jason Hicks. Bleak Rising is an Arabian Nights inspired game that takes place in a Sonoran-like desert walled off by massive glowing blue domes created by Ifrits, Arabian demons. Players are part of a Risen Network, a group of people that have overcome the illusions of the Ifrit's Majic and are working together to escape the dome. Swag available for game participants.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster C

2:00pm

Epyllion w/Creator
Limited Capacity filling up

Long ago, the armies of Dragonia drove back the Darkness and rescued the land from evil. Yet the Darkness has returned, creeping into the places once thought of as safe. You are the sons and daughters of the Dragonlords, mighty rulers who need your help to investigate rumors, solve problems, and discover the truth of a growing evil in the land. Along with your fellow dragons, you and your clutchmates will protect Dragonia from the Darkness and discover the true value of friendship. While you play, you’ll explore what dragons do, building on what each of you adds to the story, and exploring the meaning of friendship for yourselves.

Epyllion is based on the Powered by the Apocalypse system used inApocalypse World, Dungeon World, Monsterhearts, Night Witches, and more.


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster A

2:00pm

Middle-Earth Adventure Game -- Session 1
Limited Capacity filling up

Adventuring in Middle-earth centered on Bree. Sheep are disappearing from farms in the area around Bree, but the town Sheriff is accusing the wrong Hobbit! Bring your party together to free this Hobbit and together get to the root of the real danger.

GMs
avatar for Brian Gross

Brian Gross

Role-player since college in 1974 (orig D&D), contributed to GURPS, Monsters! Monsters!, Divine Right (BG) and created MEAG as an expansion of ICE's Lord of the Rings Adventure Game.



Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster I

2:00pm

The Han Cluster: Trinity's Mustang
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

You are a tight-knit group of aspiring interstellar adventurers, trying to get on your feet in the Han Cluster, but it’s been rough going. Your ship was destroyed by pirates, and those things aren't cheap. Since then, you’ve been working odd jobs on the desert planet of Tract like a bunch of chimps working for peanuts, but luckily you have a lead. All you need to do is get yourself to Edenic, the jewel of the Han Cluster, sporting perfect weather and elitist citizens, and meet up with Trinity Quark. Word is Trinity is eccentric, rich, and she likes to trade favors with “resourceful” people. You’re resourceful, right? This is a new sci-fi adventure with all the hallmarks of a combination heist and daredevil stunt—set in my own imagined human future: The Han Cluster. We will use the Savage Worlds system. Pregenerated characters are provided. No experience with Savage Worlds is necessary. Pre-generated characters provided. This adventure is suitable for players ages 13+.

Possible Content: Suggestive Sexual Themes, Mild Language, Violence.

GMs
avatar for Tracy Sizemore

Tracy Sizemore

Owner / Principal, Ede Sol Media
Tracy is a freelance RPG author and contributor who has written for Pinnacle Games (Savage Worlds) and for the Torg Eternity line from Ulysses North America. She is also the creator of Teen Crush and the Han Cluster. | Tracy is a proud Tucson native. She's also a singer, music writer... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster H

2:00pm

Kids' Track
Join us in Kids' Track for a variety of scheduled and open activities.  We have a special open gaming library just for Kids' Track and lots of scheduled games including kid-friendly RPGs!  You can also enter our coloring contest, add your creativity to our mural, and meet new gaming friends! 

Don't forget to get a Kids' Track passport!  Try out lots of different activities around Kids Track and Rincon and you can win a special prize! 



Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

Open Games Library
Got some time to spare between your scheduled events? Looking to try a new game? Want to be able to purchase that game when you find out you love it? Come to our open lending games library, sponsored by Planet Pusch Games. To borrow a game, you just have to leave an ID, and we'll take good care of it until you bring the game back.

Last Game Checkout noon Sunday. Games must be returned by 2 pm Sunday.

The RinCon Games library returns this year! Here is a BGG collection listing of all the games currently owned by the Library.  We intend to bring as many games as possible, however if there is a game we have that you would really like play, please drop us a geekmail or send a message to info@rincongames.com with your request and we will do our best to accommodate.  

Planet Pusch Games Library

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Pima A

3:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mesa

3:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pima A

3:00pm

The Island of Dr. Lucky w/Creator
Join Doctor Lucky and a cadre of murderers in this "most dangerous game" from James Ernest and Cheapass Games. Everyone is trying to kill Doctor Lucky, and now his island is trying to kill you! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-23

3:00pm

The Island of Dr. Lucky w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Doctor Lucky and a cadre of murderers in this "most dangerous game" from James Ernest and Cheapass Games. Everyone is trying to kill Doctor Lucky, and now his island is trying to kill you! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-22

3:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

3:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Crafters Corner

3:00pm

Workshop: Making a RinCon 'Zine w/Camdon Wright
Limited Capacity seats available

Art, micro-games, poetry, and whatever else we create come together to make our own ‘zine! RinCon Special Guest Camdon Wright will be guiding folks through the entire process of making a fanzine. We will be collaborating to make a RinCon publication that will be available to the world, for free, after the convention is over. All you need is a willingness to have fun and make something cool. No experience necessary!

Guests

Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

4:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mesa

4:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win

Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pima A

4:00pm

Tanto Cuore
Limited Capacity seats available

Tanto Cuore is a deck building card game for two to four people where players take on the roles of “Master of the House,” employ a lot of cute maids, and are served by them while slowly filling out their house (card deck). But take care! The maids can become sick or get bad habits. When the game ends, the player who has the most Victory Point-gaining maids on his staff (all his cards) is the “perfect master” and the winner of the game.

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-19

4:00pm

Dragon Watcher w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-ArtLair

4:00pm

Girl Genius: The Works w/Creator
What if everything in the world were a cog in a giant machine? That's the story behind this addictive puzzle-style card game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games, based on the comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. The 2018 edition has four different decks and all-new art! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-23

4:00pm

Girl Genius: The Works w/Creator
Limited Capacity filling up

What if everything in the world were a cog in a giant machine? That's the story behind this addictive puzzle-style card game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games, based on the comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. The 2018 edition has four different decks and all-new art! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-22

4:00pm

Nighty Knights w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

An upcoming card and dice game where you play the Nighty Knights, stuffed animals protecting sleeping children from invading monsters and nightmares. Family friendly.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-14

4:00pm

GIANT Ice Towers
Limited Capacity seats available

IceTowers is a fast-paced game of pyramid stacking, played without turns. Each game takes 5-15 minutes to play. This one will be played with giant 3ft cardboard pyramids!

GMs
avatar for Anya Stickney

Anya Stickney

Software Developer
Professionally I am a software developer. But for fun I raise nerdlings, recreate medieval times, and play lots of games.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sabino Lobby

4:00pm

BG: Underlings Of Underwing (Kid's Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Once every century, the dragons of Underwing return to their ancient brooding grounds for a Great Hatching. Whelps, drakes, wyverns, and wyrms alike dart through the air as the world's most daring tamers try their hands at capturing and training these wondrous, winged beasts.

Armed with an array of colored Elements, players hatch a horde of dragons by strategically placing gemstones within nesting sites. Of course, different eggs thrive in the presence of different elements, so would-be tamers must optimize the use of their dragon handler underlings to stake claim, add gemstones, and fetch more resources. At the end of the Great Hatching, the tamer with the most Dragon Points is proclaimed Underwing's next great Dragonlord.

Do you have what it takes to become a champion, or are you doomed to become dragon flambé? Join the egg-hatching fray to find out!


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

BG: Kuzushi Seasons w/Creator (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on iconic seasonal flowers found in Japan, Kuzushi Seasons pits 2, 3 or 4 players against each other in a unique game of positional control. Simple rules lead to beautiful complexities in this abstract area control tile placement card game. It's smart, fun, approachable and addictive. If we have enough players, we'll mix in cards from the original Kuzushi to try a 5 or 6 player game on a larger board!

GMs
avatar for Dave Balmer

Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity seats available

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

Council of Four
Limited Capacity filling up

1st Edition is the best Edition IMO....Jazzed up with 3D printed balconies!

The Empire, formed by three Kingdoms, has a period of wealth and prosperity. Each Kingdom is governed by a council of four nobles. The members of six influential families sit around in the councils and lead the Kingdoms. Players hold the roles of rich merchants who seek to obtain permits to build their own Emporium inside the cities of the three kingdoms. Whoever take more permits, while also placing their Emporium in the best places, will be the most famous merchant and will win the game. But pay attention to the Emperor! He can allow you to build without permits!

GMs
avatar for Mark Stoxen

Mark Stoxen

I enjoy a wide variety of heavy strategy games, big noisy dice chucking war games, and old school 2nd Edition AD&D. Enjoy 3D printing accessories to Jazz up my games.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-09
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Near and Far
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In Near and Far, you and up to three friends explore many different maps in a search for the Last Ruin, recruiting adventurers, hunting for treasure, and competing to be the most storied traveler. You must collect food and equipment at town for long journeys to mysterious locales, making sure not to forget enough weapons to fight off bandits, living statues, and rusty robots! Sometimes in your travels you'll run into something unique and one of your friends will read what happens to you from a book of stories, giving you a choice of how to react, creating a new and memorable tale each time you play.

GMs
avatar for Ryan Karttunen

Ryan Karttunen

PFS one star GM with years behind the screen and as a player.Running Starfinder Society games at Isle of Games on a monthly basis.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-18

4:00pm

Tiny Epic Defenders w/ Dark War Expansion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

ughmoore is in ruins. The evil could not be contained and its darkness has spread to every region of the world. Shattering villages and infecting all forms of life. There has never been a more dire need for Heroes. Everyone who remains must rise up, must unite, and must risk everything to preserve what little spirit remains.

Tiny Epic Defenders is a riveting small-box cooperative game and it's back with an all new edition featuring new art, new abilities, ITEMeeples and new rules making for more exciting gameplay than ever before!

What's new:
Revamped gameplay - Many rule changes, small and large, has taken place to re-balance and enrich the game, including new character powers, new powers for Outer Regions, and completely redesigned Epic Foes, along with many subtle changes to the setup and rules.
All new art - Completely redesigned to get in line with the current art direction of Tiny Epic line.
ITEMeeples - Items have been redesigned to be permanent additions and this is artistically represented with ITEMeeples, first introduced in Tiny Epic Quest.

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-20

4:00pm

Megacity Heist
Limited Capacity filling up

You are up and coming villain and the prosperous city of Megacity is ripe for the taking. The catch, not only must you face the city's opposition and their heroes but you are also going against other would be villains. Who will take control of the city in this strategy game where the key to victory is great Henchmen control.

GMs
WE

Willy Enriquez

3 Wizards Of The Moustache


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-01

4:00pm

Project Dreamscape (W/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

Project Dreamscape is a card game for 1-4 players and takes about 30 minutes. Your turn starts by choosing whether or not to take a facedown card, called a Z card--these Z cards are currency in the game, but also count against you when it comes time to tally up the scores. Z cards are used to purchase cards from the Dreamscape, which are then placed in your REM stack. You must choose one of the two abilities on a card to activate when you collect it, but the real fun of the game comes from chaining these abilities together.

Any one of the eight dream abilities in Project Dreamscape, by itself, produces only a minor effect--take a card, flip a card, rearrange some cards, and so on. But with some clever card play, one dream ability can lead to another until you've collected several cards or even cleared the entire Dreamscape. This continues until there are not enough cards to fully refill the Dreamscape after a player’s turn. At that point, the game is over and it's time to score.

Scoring is simple. Just lay out your faceup cards in the order they were stacked, and then find matching abilities that appear on adjacent cards (the orientation of the cards does not affect scoring, but you may wish to rotate the cards to find these chains). Wherever two or more copies of an ability are next to one another, you score points as shown on the score chart. After scoring all of your chains, subtract points equal to the amount of Z cards you have, and that’s your final score.

If there is time and interest, will also teach Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture.

GMs
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-15

4:00pm

GIANT Tales of Corvus Bend: Tin Star w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

The Sherriff of Corvus Bend is dead, killed trying to bring one of countless bounties to justice. The remaining Deputies must now finish the job and prove who the “Tin Star” should go to next! Get out there and get those Bounties Deputy, you have a town to protect and a new position to earn.

Join the other players in drafting dice and collecting resources to allow you to capture the most Bounties in the eight turns of the game. Along the way, use Corvus Bend and it’s townsfolk as your actions and contacts, come across lucky Boons to help you and raid the armory for those much needed bullets! Be careful though Deputy, misfires and mistakes can take their toll and await around every corner, if you give the Bounties enough leeway they may join forces and you and the other Deputies will face one of many possible disasters!

The Deputy that proves his mettle will become the new Sheriff of Corvus Bend, are you up for the challenge? Let’s find out!

2-4 players 13 and up 60-90 minutes GIANT SIZED

GMs
AJ

Aric Jack

Mozu Productions


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina Lobby
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Squared Circle: A Pro Wrestling Parlour Game (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you like stories of loyalty and betrayal?  Dynastic rivalries that go on for generations?  Stories of justice and revenge?  Then you are already a fan of PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING!  Join us as we present a pro wrestling party game that puts you in the middle of the action, either as a wrestler, manager, or part of the crowd!  Don't know anything about wrestling?  You don't have to!  Fast and furious fun for the whole family!

Even if you don't get a slot in the game, feel free to come and watch the spectacle!

GMs
Guests

Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Canyon Theater

4:00pm

BG: Lords of Waterdeep (Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

I love board games with multiple phases, lots of moving parts, and a plethora of opportunities to make decisions. This is why Lords of Waterdeep is one of my favorites.

"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!"

I am excited for you to join me for Intrigue and fun! Never played? No problem! I'm happy to teach you how. Sounds like a lot? The game sounds much harder than it is to play.

This game is for players aged 12+.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Executive Suite

4:00pm

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

Container is a game about big ships and big production. Each player will play both as a producer and shipper of goods. Players will decide which products they want to produce, and which of the OTHER players' goods they want to ship out to a remote island. During these phases, players will be able to set the prices for their goods and try to maximize their cash!

Once the goods have reached the island, players will play the part of the purchaser for their tiny island. Players bid for the goods arriving each day by ship, and the highest bidder collects these goods for conversion into points at the end of the game.

Sounds simple? It is! But the real challenge is turning your home production into goods for your island. Your government is willing to subsidize your purchases, but just how much money do you want to give to your competitors for that lovely crate of goods your island desperately needs?

GMs
avatar for Mario Attilio

Mario Attilio

In a fairly short period of time I have become obsessed with designer board games. I have built a pretty large collection of mostly medium weight Euro games. I am a high school math teacher and I love learning and teaching games.


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-17

4:00pm

Tales of the Arabian Nights
Limited Capacity seats available

In Tales of the Arabian Nights, you are the hero or heroine in a story of adventure and wonder just like those told by Scheherazade to her spellbound sultan! You will travel the land seeking your own destiny and fortune. You will learn stories and gain wisdom to share with others. Will you be the first to fulfill your destiny? The next Tale is yours to tell! There is, of course, a winner in Tales of the Arabian Nights, but the point of the game is less to see who wins and more to enjoy the unfolding and telling of a great story!


Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Catalina-16

5:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mesa

5:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win

Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pima A

5:00pm

Nighty Knights w/Creator
Limited Capacity filling up

An upcoming card and dice game where you play the Nighty Knights, stuffed animals protecting sleeping children from invading monsters and nightmares. Family friendly.


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-14

5:00pm

Pairs w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This simple pub-style game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games now has more than 40 different games and variations. Come learn whichever new version James feels like teaching; several different games in each session, as well as the basic Pairs game that started it all. New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-22

5:00pm

Pairs w/Creator
This simple pub-style game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games now has more than 40 different games and variations. Come learn whichever new version James feels like teaching; several different games in each session, as well as the basic Pairs game that started it all. New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-23

5:00pm

GIANT Ice Towers
Limited Capacity seats available

IceTowers is a fast-paced game of pyramid stacking, played without turns. Each game takes 5-15 minutes to play. This one will be played with giant 3ft cardboard pyramids!

GMs
avatar for Anya Stickney

Anya Stickney

Software Developer
Professionally I am a software developer. But for fun I raise nerdlings, recreate medieval times, and play lots of games.


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sabino Lobby

5:00pm

Build-A-Dragon (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Kind of like Build-A-Bear, but better!  First, make an origami dragon puppet, and then let your imagination run wild decorating it.  As you work, you'll be building your dragon's story.

Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Suite 200

5:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity seats available

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Suite 200

5:00pm

Workshop: Buckets, Bullets, and Frog People: A GM's Q&A w/Runehammer
Limited Capacity seats available

A huge Q&A on DM creative method and practice. Do more, improve, and expand your creative muscles!

Guests
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

6:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday September 28, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mesa

6:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (GM Led)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us in the Game Library to try out one (or more) of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

Game(s) to play this session will be selected based on availability and interest. More than a dozen games are available for play throughout the weekend (not just during scheduled PTW gaming sessions). Waitlist signups will be accommodated with alternate games once the first games are started or check out a game for your group anytime the Library is open.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win


Friday September 28, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pima A

7:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity filling up

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday September 28, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mesa

7:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win

Friday September 28, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pima A

7:00pm

Presentation - Bringing Creatures to Life: The Art of Jessica Feinberg
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how creatures are designed from research to thumbnails to finished concept with Artist GoH Jessica Feinberg. 

Guests

Friday September 28, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Canyon Theater

7:00pm

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

The town of Scoville likes it hot! Very hot! That means they love their peppers – but they're too busy eating them to grow the peppers themselves. That's where you come in.

You've been hired by the town of Scoville to meet their need for heat. Your role as an employee of Scoville is to crossbreed peppers to create the hottest new breeds. You'll have to manage the auctioning, planting, and harvesting of peppers, then you'll be able to help the town by fulfilling their orders and creating new pepper breeds. Help make the town of Scoville a booming success! Let's get planting!


Friday September 28, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pima A

8:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Mesa

8:00pm

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

Welcome to the 1783rd annual Dragon Breeding Competition! Using a pool of dice you must share with the other breeders, send your Dragon Seekers out into the Forest to catch the most rare and wondrous dragons—and find suitable mates! But be careful: time can run out quickly, and unpaired dragons will inflict a steep penalty! Gather the most valuable breeding pairs and claim your rightful title as the Supreme Dragon Breeder in this game from the creators of Dungeon Bazar and Guilds.

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-17

8:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (GM Led)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in the Game Library to try out one (or more) of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

Game(s) to play this session will be selected based on availability and interest. More than a dozen games are available for play throughout the weekend (not just during scheduled PTW gaming sessions). Waitlist signups will be accommodated with alternate games once the first games are started or check out a game for your group anytime the Library is open.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pima A

8:00pm

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

In Plunder! the players take on the roll of a pirate captain attempting to plunder treasure, locations, and other ships. This is done by rolling dice to match icons. Be wary though. If you don't protect what you have plundered, other pirates may attempt to steal from you.
Plunder! is a simple game that takes about 25-35 minutes to play.
This game is in it's play testing stage.

GMs
avatar for Rogelio Long

Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Catalina-02

8:00pm

Speed Boardgame Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Kind of like Whose Line Is It, Anyway for game designers.  Watch and participate as our team of famous game designers come up with a new game from scratch. The twist is that the audience gets to add to the fun by giving them words along the way that they must then incorporate into the final product.  Hilarity will ensue, we feel certain.

GMs
avatar for Tony Ewing

Tony Ewing

Tech, Free Ticket

Guests
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Canyon Theater

8:00pm

Bargain Quest
Limited Capacity filling up

Drafting and money management game where players are shopkeepers equipping heroes to battle 3 monsters. Hire employees, upgrade your shop, and get rich while the heroes do all the hard work! Great artwork and deep gameplay that is easy to learn.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-20

8:00pm

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

Flatline is a co-operative dice game set in the Fuse universe. Players must roll their dice and work to combine them with other players in order to properly treat arriving patients. Every round, players race against a one-minute timer and must deal with the needs of wounded crew members as well as other emergencies within the ER. Time is running out!


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-01

8:00pm

Lords of Waterdeep
Limited Capacity full
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Lords of Waterdeep is a German-style board game designed by Peter Lee and Rodney Thompson and published by Wizards of the Coast in 2012. The game is set in Waterdeep, a fictional city in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Players take the role of masked rulers of Waterdeep, deploying agents and hiring adventurers to complete quests and increase their influence over the city.

GMs
avatar for Ryan Karttunen

Ryan Karttunen

PFS one star GM with years behind the screen and as a player.Running Starfinder Society games at Isle of Games on a monthly basis.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-18
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Martial Art Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Featuring historic Japanese artwork, Martial Art is a card game of factions warring for dominance of feudal Japan. The game consists of a series of battles in which players must anticipate their opponents' actions, build their hands, and manage their cards to acquire enough land and power to defeat the other clans and win the game.

Following our first official tournament at Tucson Games and Gadgets in July, we will host another at RinCon if there is enough interest. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-12

8:00pm

Martial Art Tournament
Featuring historic Japanese artwork, Martial Art is a card game of factions warring for dominance of feudal Japan. The game consists of a series of battles in which players must anticipate their opponents' actions, build their hands, and manage their cards to acquire enough land and power to defeat the other clans and win the game.

Following our first official tournament at Tucson Games and Gadgets in July, we will host another at RinCon if there is enough interest. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-14

8:00pm

Martial Art Tournament
Featuring historic Japanese artwork, Martial Art is a card game of factions warring for dominance of feudal Japan. The game consists of a series of battles in which players must anticipate their opponents' actions, build their hands, and manage their cards to acquire enough land and power to defeat the other clans and win the game.

Following our first official tournament at Tucson Games and Gadgets in July, we will host another at RinCon if there is enough interest. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-13

8:00pm

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

The players take on the roles of the heads of influential families in Paris at the end of the 14th century. In the shadow of the Notre Dame cathedral, the players compete for prosperity and reputation. Each family controls one of the 3–5 boroughs that surround the site of Notre Dame. As head of his family, each player tries, through clever use of his action cards, to advance the power and prestige of his family, but penalties are assessed on those who do not take care of the health of the people who live in their borough. The player with the most prestige at the end is the winner.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-08

8:00pm

Pub Quidditch
Limited Capacity seats available

The wizarding worlds favorite sport! Shrunk down to pub table size. Try to score as many goals as possible with the quaffle, but watch out for bludgers! If your team falls behind, you can try to catch the golden snitch to eek out a win. Utilizing the dexterity games Subbuteo and Klask, Pub Quidditch is a game for two teams of two. On each side, one player is the Captain, playing chasers and beaters on the Quidditch pitch, attempting to score goals. The other player is the Seeker, playing Klask, trying to catch the golden snitch. The combined score of both players determines each team's final score.

GMs


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-11

8:00pm

The Games of Nick Bentley
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we'll be playing 4 of Nick Bentley's abstract games. The four game available for play will be:

Catchup
Carnivores (bgg combinatorial game of the year 2015)
Bug (bgg combinatorial game of the year 2017)
Blooms

Each game is for 2-players and is played on a hexhex board with simple stones. Come learn about and try some of the best abstract games being made today!

Each game can be played in less than half an hour, so the two hour timeslot will provide a chance to play all 4 games.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-22

8:00pm

Tiny Epic Galaxies with Expansion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Space Exploration game utilizing Area Control/Influence, Dice Rolling, and Variable Player Powers. Players control a galactic empire and aim to expand by colonizing new planets, exploring further into space, and managing their resources. Turn based game with a twist: players can follow each other even when it is not their turn.

GMs
avatar for Nick Vosberg

Nick Vosberg

I love to play all sorts of games. I really enjoy learning new games as well.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-21

8:00pm

GIANT Axiom
Limited Capacity seats available

AXIOM is a sci fantasy trick taker where the players represent “Channelers”, magic users of three different sources of power in a struggle to form the most Crystals of power in the game. Players do this by winning the “Struggle” or trick each turn, earning a fragment. When a player has three fragments they form one of the crystals exposed at the start of the game, taking control of it and triggering its one time affect.

They win the struggle by playing 2 cards from a hand of 10, drafted at the start of a round, simultaneously face down each turn. These cards will manipulate the game state by triggering spells, gaining the players points in one or more of the sources of power for later use and winning the struggle through sheer combined value of the cards revealed. 

 When the exposed crystals are controlled or the players would empty their hands after the 3rd draft, the game is over, the player controlling the most crystals being declared the winner. Depending on the source of power a Channeller has at that time they have either saved or destroyed their world.

2-4 Players 10 and up 40-60 Minutes Giant Sized

GMs
AJ

Aric Jack

Mozu Productions


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina Lobby
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Workshop: Building Your RPG Twitch Channel, w/Todd VanHooser
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Laughing Moon designer and creator Todd VanHooser and his cast of players as they discuss the roller coaster ride of developing a Twitch channel. They’ll cover everything from initial cost, hardware/software, sound, lighting, creating a set, as well as the subtle transition from gaming group to online entertainers. This will be an informal get-together and questions are welcome!

GMs
avatar for Todd VanHooser

Todd VanHooser

Creator, Laughing Moon Productions
I am an Arizona-based author with Midwestern roots. In addition to being a writer I have also designed Adventures Under the Laughing Moon—a tabletop role-playing game based on my fantasy series and set in the world of Mythren. This is a world I have been developing for more than... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

8:00pm

BG: Dokmus (Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

DOKMUS is a fast-paced board game with a constantly changing board. The game board consists of eight pieces that players can move and rotate. The goal of the game is to spread your tribe's influence and gain the favour of Dokmus, the ancient god.
area control.
set collection.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Executive Suite

8:00pm

BG: Kingsburg 2nd Edition (Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

I love board games with multiple phases, lots of moving parts, and a plethora of opportunities to make decisions. It's no wonder that Kingsburg is one of my favorites! Please join me as we each adopt the role of a governor, and vie for resources to build up a province, military power to defend our homes, and above all the influence of the King. Over five years (five turns) players rely on various advisors to the King for resources. From tangibles like gold, wood, and stone to soldiers and portents, each acquisition will shape the future of our communities.

Never played? No problem! I'm happy to teach you how. Sounds like a lot? The game sounds much harder than it is to play.

This game is for players aged 13+.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Executive Suite

8:00pm

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

In a post-apocalyptic world, players try to rebuild society. Using the debris, they build new towns for the remaining survivors to live in — but these friendly folks aren't the only ones still out there. Marauders want to pillage your town and see it burn. Scavenge what you can and build new structures to help you defend against the marauder threat. While you can get more things done in town when you house more survivors there, they all have to have a space to sleep or they might turn against you and join the marauders.

Armageddon is a strategy game that offers many tactical choices and different strategies to claim victory.

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-06

8:00pm

Heaven and Ale
Limited Capacity full
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You have been assigned to lead an ancient monastery and its brewery. Now it's your time to brew the best beer under God's blue sky!

The fine art of brewing beer demands your best timing. In order to get the best results of your production, you have to provide your cloister's garden with fertile resources and the right number of monks helping with the harvest — but keep your brewmaster in mind as he is ready and eager to refine each and every one of your barrels!

In Heaven & Ale, you have to overcome the harsh competition of your fellow players. There is a fine balance between upgrading your cloister's garden and harvesting the resources you need to fill your barrels. Only those who manage to keep a cool head are able to win the race for the best beer!

GMs
avatar for Mario Attilio

Mario Attilio

In a fairly short period of time I have become obsessed with designer board games. I have built a pretty large collection of mostly medium weight Euro games. I am a high school math teacher and I love learning and teaching games.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-10

8:00pm

OverBattle: The All War
Limited Capacity seats available

OverBattle: The All War is a new epic tabletop war game, set in an exciting space environment that pits 4 unique races again one another - or does it?

GMs
avatar for Rob McBride

Rob McBride

President, Syther Gaming
OverBattle: The All War


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Catalina-24

8:00pm

Agra
Limited Capacity full
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Agra, India: The year is 1572; this year marks the 30th birthday of Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad, popularly known as Akbar the Great. Akbar is the third ruler of India's Mughal dynasty, having succeeded his father, Humayun. With the guidance of his regent, Bairam Khan, Akbar has expanded and consolidated India's Mughal domains. Using his strong personality and skill as a general, Akbar has enlarged his Empire to include nearly all of the Indian subcontinent north of the Godavari River; his presence is felt across the entire country due to the Mughals' military, political, cultural, and economic dominance.

Notables and emissaries from all over the country are on their way for Akbar's birthday celebration. As an ambitious landowner, you cannot let this pass; the festivities are a golden opportunity for you to rise in stature and wealth.

On your land in Agra, you cultivate and harvest cotton and turmeric. You possess a forest from which you produce wood, as well as a small, but very profitable sandstone quarry. By trading and processing your wares, you can obtain more luxurious goods, which you will then use to woo notables as they make their way into the capital. Of course, your rivals have the same plan; you must use your wits to outsmart them as Akbar's birthday draws near...


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-19

8:00pm

Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2nd Edition)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this dungeon crawl in a box, character creation is both fast and flexible letting you get to the action quickly. The party faces off against the overlord in a gripping adventure filled with combat, spell craft, monsters, traps and more.

GMs
EL

Eric Larson

Fourth time attendee, and happy to say it will be my second time going with my girlfriend; although that's not quite true, this time she's my fiancee'. Yes, I found a gamer girl and I am going to marry her. We have, however, been talking about and planning the wedding a lot, and this... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-16
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Tau Ceti: Planetary Crisis
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the past millennium, a mysterious signal enveloped the galaxy. Like a subliminal force, the signal led various alien races toward the star system TAU CETI. Many civilizations were already on the brink of collapse, and had already left their deteriorating home worlds behind in search of resources, peace, and solidarity.

As new civilizations arrived in the TAU CETI system, they settled among the planets, terraforming them into more hospitable worlds. With this mass migration a new alliance was quickly formed, known as the TAU CETI Authority, which encouraged diplomacy among the different cultures and emerged as the new economic power.

Trade began, with each civilization utilizing their strengths and comparative advantages to maximize productivity. Heralded among the civilizations, a sense of friendship, economic prosperity and peace enriched the star system.

But all is not well. Soon after forming the alliance, unprecedented crises afflicted the colonized planets, causing civil unrest and economic disharmony. The fragile new alliance’s existence is now being threatened! The most skilled Command Ship captains and emissaries from each race are being called upon to assemble a team of specialists, explore the star system for answers, and restore stability before all is lost.

Tau Ceti: Planetary Crisis is a 1-5 player semi-cooperative game centered around an economic engine, asymmetric powers, and strategic manipulation. Tau Ceti tells a story of a newly formed alliance between several alien factions in a time of galactic declension, who compete for influence as they lead their civilization through a crisis-ridden star system.

With multiple paths to victory, you are free to Explore the mysterious outer reaches of the star system for knowledge, Recruit Specialists to help you resolve crises, exploit opportunities through Trade, Buy/Sell commodities as the market fluctuates across planets, Complete Missions for money, Build Orbitals and Defend them against enemies, Acquire Exotic Technologies, and Upgrade your starship's systems for greater advantages as you navigate the cosmic environment.

Tau Ceti has all the elements of a 4X game, but allows you to advance at your own pace with à la carte advanced rules, and can be played in 1-2 hours. Your goal is to have the most galactic points (GPs) by the end of the final round. The various ways you can earn GPs are;

Resolve Crises
Build Orbitals (controls sectors, produces resources)
Accumulate Wealth (TAU)
Retain Specific Specialist/Crisis Cards
Achieve Battle Victories
Earning GPs require both strategic and tactical planning. The player who is able to assemble the best crew, play to their strengths, mitigate threats, exploit opportunities and manipulate resources to their advantage will succeed and lead the Tau Ceti Authority into the future!

GMs
DK

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-IoG1

8:00pm

A Star Wars Fiasco
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is a playset for Fiasco I created based on the Star Wars universe post episode 4.

Fiasco is inspired by cinematic tales of small time capers gone disastrously wrong - inspired by films like Blood Simple, Fargo, The Way of the Gun, Burn After Reading, and A Simple Plan. You'll play ordinary people with powerful ambition and poor impulse control. There will be big dreams and flawed execution. It won't go well for them, to put it mildly, and in the end it will probably all go south in a glorious heap of jealousy, murder, and recrimination. It's designed to be played in a single session, usually around two and a half hours, with no prep.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster M

8:00pm

Beyond the Halflight Path
Limited Capacity seats available

The sprawling maze of caverns and tunnels beneath the hilltop city of Kaer Maga are home to a host of dangers and mysteries. A dedicated group of guards called the Duskwardens is responsible for protecting Kaer Magans and visitors alike from everything that lurks below. Despite the Duskwardens' best efforts, the influence of one of the vaults has been spreading on to the streets of Kaer Maga. It falls to a group Pathfinder Society agents to navigate the factions of Kaer Maga to access and strike at the heart of the lurking threat.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Sabino-PFS2

8:00pm

Debt Marker: Legends of Kralis, part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Adventuring in the worlds of Legends Kralis.  Having returned the data crystal to the Senate and dealing with the bounty hunter Kabri, you are now summoned by the Senate to assist a noble of Dardura Sheva to investigate why his moon mine has stopped responding to transmissions.  But something is more wrong than just a downed transmission, things at the mine are darkened, and there is a sense of revenge in the air!

This is the second episode of a 3-part adventure being offered at RinCon.  You can jump in or out at any episode, and pre-generated characters are provided.  This session is playtesting the final edition of the rules, and feedback is welcomed!


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster K

8:00pm

Indie RPG Arcade
What is the Indie RPG Arcade?
The Indie RPG Arcade is your opportunity to experience some of the latest and greatest Indie RPGs around. We have a space set aside with tables and staffed with volunteers ready to run you through a variety of exciting new games, including games like Apocalypse World, Fiasco, Bluebeard’s Bride, Primetime Adventures, Swords Without Master, Urban Shadows, Cartel, Blades in the Dark, Weave and many more!
Why Play In the Arcade?
RinCon has many scheduled games, you simply sign up and play that game at the appointed time. However...sometimes slots fill up or you are not able to schedule things to get at all the events you want.
The Indie RPG Arcade  gives you the chance to drop by and play new and interesting games throughout Rincon without getting into a scheduled slot. Just show up at the regular muster hallway (off the second floor foyer) 10 minutes before one of the RPG start times (9am / 2pm / 8pm) and we’ll get you into an awesome Indie RPG.
The event is organized and run by an intrepid crew of motivated GMs, running all the newest and most exciting Indie games out there. Come join us!

GMs
Guests
avatar for Mark Diaz Truman

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner/CEO, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, co-founder of the Indie Game Developer Network (igdnonline.com), and co-founder of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com). He's authored three indie rpgs (The Play's the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows) and served as a developmental editor on a variety of roleplaying games since 2011 (Firefly, 7th Sea: 2nd Ed, Masks: A New Generation, Bluebeard's Bride, The Fate Codex). Mark is currentl... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Canyon Lobby

8:00pm

Multiverse: Fate Core RPG
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the Fate Core System, we'll be taking a trip to the setting shared with 'Multiverse: The Game' in order to save countless worlds from an unknown terror!

There's a growing fracture and our heroes will be fighting to mend it in order to save their own home universes!


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster L

8:00pm

Tales From The Loop - Our Friends The Machines
Limited Capacity filling up

The landscape was full of machines and scrap metal connected to the facility in one way or another. Always present on the horizon were the colossal cooling towers, with their green obstruction lights. If you put your ear to the ground, you could hear the heartbeat of the Loop – the purring of the Gravitron, the central piece of engineering magic that was the focus of the Loop’s experiments. Scifi artist Simon Stålenhag’s paintings of Swedish 1980s suburbia, populated by fantastic machines and strange beasts, have won global acclaim. Now, you can step into the amazing world of the Loop.

In Tales From The Loop, you play a group of teenagers, on bikes, solving mysteries in a world populated by the fantastic and terrifying. Simon Stålenhag’s Tales from the Loop is a wildly successful crowd-funded project that takes viewers on a surprising sci-fi journey through various country and city landscapes―from small towns in Sweden and the deserts of Nevada to the bitter chill of Siberia―where children explore and engage with abandoned robots, vehicles, and machinery large and small, while dinosaurs and other creatures wander our roads and fields.

The game rules are based on Mutant: Year Zero, which was awarded with a Silver ENnie for Best Rules at Gen Con 2015.

For up to Six Players. Pregenerated characters will be provided.

GMs
avatar for Stuart Dollar

Stuart Dollar

Game Designer, GM, Gamer, Friend.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster G
  • Audience SD
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

The Enemy Of My...
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A Romulan distress signal is intercepted, from an area within territory claimed by the Federation - and this isn't just any signal, but one bearing the code signatures of the Roman intelligence agency, the Tal Shiar. Racing to to the scene is the USS Robert Stout, seeking to render assistance, get answers, and perhaps score a quiet victory for Starfleet Intelligence in the process.

Pregens and rules reference materials will be provided, with PCs available for review at the linked website. This TNG-era story will include intrigue, personal and starship action, the challenge of conflicting priorities and directives.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster H

8:00pm

The Hit Man's Daughter
Limited Capacity full
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It has been discovered that the infamous assassin DakGhost has a daughter. Many factions would like to find her some for less than honorable reasons...You and your team has been called, it is up to you to decide what you are going to do.
This game will have pre-made characters, not previous experience needed, recommended for older teens and up.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster I

8:00pm

The Lion's Justice
Limited Capacity seats available

Devious schemes are afoot in Oppara, the glittering capital of Taldor. As the city delights in a public holiday, Lady Gloriana Morilla and her allies have learned of an impending plot that could throw the whole nation into chaos. The PCs are uniquely poised to collaborate with Taldor's secretive Lion Blade spies to intercept the culprits in what promises to be a defining moment in Taldan history.

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Sabino-PFS3

8:00pm

The Rose Street Revenge
Limited Capacity seats available

Less than a year has passed since the Fiendflesh Siege, in which Absalom fended off an invading coalition of demonflesh constructs and the living dead. The siege lord offered freedom to any slave in Absalom willing to aid in the city's defense, and since that grand manumission, the city's slave trade has practically disappeared. The Pathfinder Society is one of many organizations that opened its doors to Absalom's newest citizens. However, several of the ex-slaves have been turning up dead, in other cases disappearing entirely. The Society doesn't often investigate serial killings, but one of its newest recruits is the latest victim. It's time for a band of Pathfinders to follow the clues, uncover these crimes, and end this threat.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Sabino-PFS1

8:00pm

VIPER Strikes (Yet) Again
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Return to a simpler time and battle the nefarious international crime syndicate VIPER as a bold super hero. This is a throwback game, using only Champions 1st Edition. Characters are provided and the rules will be taught during the game.

GMs
avatar for Darrell Hayhurst

Darrell Hayhurst

Torg Line Developer, Ulisses North America
Darrell's first published game was Hard Vacuum in 2000. He contributed to Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, Codex Infernus, and Savage Rifts before joining the project to revive Torg. He's written extensively for Torg Eternity and is now the developer for the line. He works in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster F

8:00pm

Well of Wrigglers
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you like Dungeon Crawl Classics? Do you like Gamma World? Then you'll love Mutant Crawl Classics. Participate in a 0 level funnel of hapless, adolescent hunters or gatherers - huddled together on their rite of passage. Something or someone is poisoning the village well, and the elders have sent you clear the waters ... expect two heaping scoops of fatality.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster J

8:00pm

Wrath & Glory: Blessings Unheralded
Limited Capacity seats available

A band of agents of the Rogue Trader Jakul Varonus arriving on the Holy Planet of Enoch to pick up your recuperating fellow agent Adept Parker. But all is not what it seems.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster C
  • Audience BW
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Xcrawl: You Can't Do That In Xcrawl! w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
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Get ready for the game that turns brass dragons green with envy! Powered by the mighty DCC engine, Xcrawl is more fun than ever! Come and play the game of live on pay-per-view dungeon crawl madness! This is a play with the creator event.
Cue the montage of dungeon carnage, fabulous prizes, and ten thousand fans chanting your name! Now powered by the unstoppable Dungeon Crawl Classics gaming engine, Xcrawl is wilder than ever! This year a surprise last minute DJ substitute has cooked up a mixed grill of gruesome mayhem and fabulous prizes! Grab your sword, call your agent, and get ready to crawl!


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster B
  • Audience BL
  • Content Rating Teen

8:00pm

Dark Sun Sea RPG
Limited Capacity seats available

Travel to the world of the Dark Sun Sea in this High Seas Fantasy RPG system! Go on an adventure to steal the Windborne from the Arsofian Empire and prevent them from utilizing it's cutting edge Magitech systems to conquer the Dark Sun Sea.
Dark Sun Sea is an in-progress Tabletop RPG system by Max Boatman that mixes High Fantasy magic with High Seas piracy. Be among the first to experience systems that allow you to cast powerful spells, perform amazing feats, and conquer the High Seas through perilous ship combat.
This adventure will allow you to experience a short, mid-level playthrough in Dark Sun allowing you to see traditional combat, Dark Sun Sea's innovative Specialty system, and the brand new Naval Combat. This adventure is for 3-6 Players, and is beginner friendly for any who want to try a Pirate RPG.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster O

8:00pm

Hellbreed: Manela Effect- A Secret Mirror
Limited Capacity seats available

You are a Hellbreed, a monster, a nightmare, born in wake of alternate realities crashing together. This timeline is not your own, your memories are at not what they used to be. But you are not the only monsters out there. In the shadows and in the mirrors, the Inbetweeners live. Haunting, stalking and ripping your reality apart one person, one memory at a time. Yesterday a little girl appeared in your mirror asking you to save her and her family. There is no way you'd fall for such a simple trap, is there?

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster P

8:00pm

ICRPG: Doomvault w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Run a group of heroes through the legendary adventure from the ICRPG Core book, with the author as your DM! Warning: deadly!

GMs
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster E

8:00pm

One Child’s Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

One Child’s Heart explores the participant’s ability to create human connection through roleplay. Players take on the role of child welfare professionals that have agreed to participate in a therapeutic experiment. They are given the chance to travel into the memories of a young person to help them grow emotionally and reframe those memories.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster D

8:00pm

Teen Crush -- Teenage Supers Who Want to be Heroes
Limited Capacity full
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You are a group of teenage proteges to world famous superhero Captain Crush™. He’s insufferably superior, and comically flashy. Nevertheless, he has turned you into a well-oiled superhero team. But on your last day of mentor-ship, Captain Crush™ is looking mysteriously ill, and an attack on the Cryo-Technica building downtown threatens to disrupt your imminent graduation and subsequent press conference. If that isn't enough, right before your eyes, Captain Crush™ is subdued and captured by a wacky band of misfit super-villains (and k-pop girl-group) fronted by the notoriously bratty Bubble Pop Princess. Can you save your mentor and prove your worth as world-class super-heroes? The fate of millions, not to mention your lucrative sponsorship, hang in the balance! This is an original adventure using the Savage Worlds rules system with the Super Powers Companion. Pre-generated characters will be provided. This game is suitable for players age 13+.

Possible Content : Violence, Mild Language, Attentive Exploration of Heroic Themes. Coming of Age. Role playing and character arcs encouraged.

GMs
avatar for Tracy Sizemore

Tracy Sizemore

Owner / Principal, Ede Sol Media
Tracy is a freelance RPG author and contributor who has written for Pinnacle Games (Savage Worlds) and for the Torg Eternity line from Ulysses North America. She is also the creator of Teen Crush and the Han Cluster. | Tracy is a proud Tucson native. She's also a singer, music writer... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster N

8:00pm

Urban Shadows w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
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The City hungers. Will you feed it?

The streets bleed shadows as the supernatural politics of the city threaten to swallow you whole. Will you die a hero—a savior for those who have never had enough—or live long enough to become the villain? Will you fight the darkness...or give in for power?

The choice is yours.

Urban Shadows is an urban fantasy tabletop roleplaying game in which mortals and monsters vie for control of a modern-day city, a political battleground layered just under the reality we think we know. Vampires, faeries, hunters, and wizards fight to carve out a piece of the streets and skyscrapers, ready to make deals with all those who have something to offer.


Friday September 28, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Muster A
  • Audience MK
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Mesa

9:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Pima A

9:00pm

Plunder!
Limited Capacity full
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In Plunder! the players take on the roll of a pirate captain attempting to plunder treasure, locations, and other ships. This is done by rolling dice to match icons. Be wary though. If you don't protect what you have plundered, other pirates may attempt to steal from you.
Plunder! is a simple game that takes about 25-35 minutes to play.
This game is in it's play testing stage.

GMs
avatar for Rogelio Long

Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Catalina-02

9:00pm

Grand Austria Hotel
Limited Capacity full
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In the thick of the Viennese modern age, exquisite cafés are competing for customers. Inspiring artists, important politicians, and tourists from all over the world are populating Vienna and in need of a hotel room. This is your opportunity to turn your little café into a world famous hotel. Hire staff, fulfill the wishes of your guests, and gain the emperor's favor. Only then will your café become the Grand Austria Hotel.


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Pima A

9:00pm

Lorenzo Il Magnifico: Houses of the Renaissance
Limited Capacity full
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Imagine a worker placement among the families of Renaissance Italy. You must send family members out on tasks and pursue paths in developing agriculture, military strength, workshops, and faith. The game is played over six rounds, divided into three ages. At the end of each age there is a test of faith; those who do not meet it will incur penalties.

In this event we will use the expansion (bidding on houses) and character cards (drafted). There will be an instructional session if needed.


Friday September 28, 2018 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-05

9:00pm

Blood: A Vampire Parlour Game LARP (w/creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

In the shadows of the city, an invisible hierarchy controls the streets.  You are part of that hierarchy.  You are a vampire.  BLOOD is unlike any other vampire game you've ever played.  It is a cooperative storytelling game where different vampire factions vie for control of the city.  Designed and run by John Wick, creator of 7th Sea and Houses of the Blooded.

GMs
Guests

Friday September 28, 2018 9:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00am
Canyon Theater

10:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Pima A

10:00pm

Unstable Unicorns (NSFW)
Limited Capacity full
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Build a Unicorn Army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now. Unstable Unicorns is a strategic card game about everyone’s two favorite things: Destruction and Unicorns. Designed by the creator of TeeTurtle, Unstable Unicorns features a combination of stellar artwork and carefully calibrated gameplay for an infuriatingly magical experience.You start with a Baby Unicorn in your Stable. SO CUTE! But don't get too attached, because even Baby Unicorns aren't safe in this game! There are over 20 Magical Unicorns to collect, and each has a special power. Build your Unicorn Army as fast as you can, or be destroyed by one of your so-called friends! Seek revenge or protect your stable using your Magic! Sound easy? Not so fast. Someone could have a Neigh Card (Get it? Neigh?) and send the game into MADNESS! The first person to complete their Unicorn Army shall hereafter be known as The Righteous Ruler of All Things Magical... at least until the next game. Good luck. NSFW Expansion Pack - Sometimes Unicorns just need to have a little fun. This expansion isn't safe for work, but it will certainly satisfy your dirty mind.

GMs
avatar for Craig Kinsel

Craig Kinsel

I love playing new games and I love teaching people how to play new games. Board games✅ Card games✅ Role playing games✅ CCGs❌ Newest favorite game? Monster of the Week! Least favorite game ever ? Diplomacy


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

10:00pm

Roll for the Galaxy
Limited Capacity full
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Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires for 2–5 players. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins!


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-15

10:00pm

GIANT Axiom
Limited Capacity seats available

AXIOM is a sci fantasy trick taker where the players represent “Channelers”, magic users of three different sources of power in a struggle to form the most Crystals of power in the game. Players do this by winning the “Struggle” or trick each turn, earning a fragment. When a player has three fragments they form one of the crystals exposed at the start of the game, taking control of it and triggering its one time affect.

They win the struggle by playing 2 cards from a hand of 10, drafted at the start of a round, simultaneously face down each turn. These cards will manipulate the game state by triggering spells, gaining the players points in one or more of the sources of power for later use and winning the struggle through sheer combined value of the cards revealed. 

 When the exposed crystals are controlled or the players would empty their hands after the 3rd draft, the game is over, the player controlling the most crystals being declared the winner. Depending on the source of power a Channeller has at that time they have either saved or destroyed their world.

2-4 Players 10 and up 40-60 Minutes Giant Sized

GMs
AJ

Aric Jack

Mozu Productions


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina Lobby
  • Content Rating Teen

10:00pm

BG: Century Eastern Wonders (Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

Designed by Emerson Matsuuchi, Century Eastern Wonders invites fans to return to the exciting world of spice trading as players take to the high seas taking the roles of merchants seeking to prosper in the exotic Indonesian islands.


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Executive Suite

10:00pm

Betrayal at House in the Hill
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The classic haunted house crawl that begins cooperative...until the betrayer is revealed!

GMs
avatar for Sukey Waldenberger

Sukey Waldenberger

This is my third year attending Rincon, and my first running a session.


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00am
Catalina-21
  • Content Rating Teen

10:00pm

Mansions of Madness
Limited Capacity full
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Mansions of Madness is a tabletop strategy game designed by Corey Konieczka and published by Fantasy Flight Games in 2011. The players explore a locale filled with Lovecraftian horrors and must solve a mystery. After five years, two big-box expansions and six print-on-demand scenarios, the original Mansions of Madness was retired and replaced by Mansions of Madness Second Edition, designed by Nikki Valens and using an app in place of a human "Keeper" for running the game's scenario.

GMs
avatar for Ryan Karttunen

Ryan Karttunen

PFS one star GM with years behind the screen and as a player.Running Starfinder Society games at Isle of Games on a monthly basis.


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00am
Catalina-18
  • Content Rating Teen

10:00pm

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

Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 (6 with the 'Riverfolk' expansion) players battle for control of a vast wilderness.

The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths. Though some may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers are old enough to remember the great birds of prey who once controlled the woods.

Meanwhile, at the edge of the region, the proud, squabbling Eyrie have found a new commander who they hope will lead their faction to resume their ancient birthright. The stage is set for a contest that will decide the fate of the great woodland. It is up to the players to decide which group will ultimately take root.

Root represents the next step in our development of asymmetric design. Like Vast: the Crystal Caverns, each player in Root has unique capabilities and a different victory condition. Now, with the aid of gorgeous, multi-use cards, a truly asymmetric design has never been more accessible.

The Cats play a game of engine building and logistics while attempting to police the vast wilderness. By collecting Wood they are able to produce workshops, lumber mills, and barracks. They win by building new buildings and crafts.

The Eyrie musters their hawks to take back the Woods. They must capture as much territory as possible and build roosts before they collapse back into squabbling.

The Alliance hides in the shadows, recruiting forces and hatching conspiracies. They begin slowly and build towards a dramatic late-game presence--but only if they can manage to keep the other players in check.

Meanwhile, the Vagabond plays all sides of the conflict for their own gain, while hiding a mysterious quest. Explore the board, fight other factions, and work towards achieving your hidden goal.

In Root, players drive the narrative, and the differences between each role create an unparalleled level of interaction and replayability. Leder Games invites you and your family to explore the fantastic world of Root!


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00am
Catalina-09
  • Content Rating Teen

10:00pm

Scythe (w/Invaders & Wind Gambit)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Scythe is an engine-building, variable player powers, competitive board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period.


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00am
Catalina-06
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00pm

7 Wonders
Limited Capacity seats available

You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes, and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times.

Expansions: Leaders, Anniversary Leaders, Wonder Pack, Catan Board, Promo Leaders.

GMs

Friday September 28, 2018 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Catalina-20

11:59pm

MIDNIGHT PIZZA PARTY!
Enjoy a late-night snack on us at our first annual RinCon pizza party!  Co-sponsored by RinCon and Syther Gaming.  You'll get a ticket in your badge sleeve when you check in, which you can redeem for a piece of pizza.  


Friday September 28, 2018 11:59pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00am
Sabino Lobby

11:59pm

Who Is The Werewolf?
Limited Capacity seats available

Who is the Werewolf is a friendly prty game where some people are villiagers and some are werewolves. Will the villiagers find all the werwolves before the villiage is destroyed. Fun time, super easy to play, and there are several rounds so come late, leave early, or stay throughout.

Friday September 28, 2018 11:59pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 3:59am
Sabino-D

11:59pm

The Haunting of Hinojai
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever seeking long-lost secrets, the Pathfinder Society sends a team of agents to explore a reportedly haunted house in the Dragon Empires nation of Minkai, hoping they can uncover the secret behind the legendary location's tormented past.

GMs
AO

Arizona Organized Play

Arizona Pathfiner Society


Friday September 28, 2018 11:59pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00am
Sabino-PFS1
 
Saturday, September 29
 

8:45am

Dragon Balloons!!
Limited Capacity seats available

Balloon artist Sioux McGill will make a variety of custom creations for you in the Catalina foyer near the auxiliary bar.  Want a hat?  A baby dragon?  A sword to slay demons?  Or would you rather let her creativity run wild and free?  All proceeds and donations will go to RinCon.


Saturday September 29, 2018 8:45am - 10:45am
Catalina Lobby

9:00am

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

Dragon Parade is a light game in which the players are street vendors looking to set up their stands along the route where they think the parade will end. The game is played in rounds, and money (VP) is awarded to the players depending on the proximity of their pawns to the dragon at the end of each round. During a round, players take turns playing a card that moves the dragon and then placing a pawn along the parade route where they predict the parade will ultimately end.

Teaching time is 5 minutes, and play time is 45 minutes.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-03

9:00am

Havok & Hijinks
Limited Capacity filling up

A cute card game with some reading. Be a little dragon kicked out of your nest fighting against other dragons for the biggest treasure hoard.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Catalina-04

9:00am

Play-to-Win Games (GM Led)
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us in the Game Library to try out one (or more) of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

Game(s) to play this session will be selected based on availability and interest. More than a dozen games are available for play throughout the weekend (not just during scheduled PTW gaming sessions). Waitlist signups will be accommodated with alternate games once the first games are started or check out a game for your group anytime the Library is open.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Pima A

9:00am

BG: Village Heroes (w/Creator)
Limited Capacity seats available

An as-yet-unpublished game by second-generation game designer Griffin Lauretta!  Each player controls a village where they can build houses, farms, ships, and walls. Their meeples defend the village from rampaging monsters which spawn regularly from interdimensional portals. Battles are resolved with dice rolls. Each monster has varying strength represented by the die they roll (d8, d10, d12, d20). Meeples fight with d4 but can upgrade one die at a time by spending resources. The player who captures the most monsters wins the game.

Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Suite 200

9:00am

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Suite 200

9:00am

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

The high stakes world of stock trading, growing chains and acquisitions in the hotel industry is the setting of this classic game that even after over fifty years remains one of the best stock market games ever made.

GMs
EL

Eric Larson

Fourth time attendee, and happy to say it will be my second time going with my girlfriend; although that's not quite true, this time she's my fiancee'. Yes, I found a gamer girl and I am going to marry her. We have, however, been talking about and planning the wedding a lot, and this... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-11

9:00am

Giant Killer Robots: Heavy Hitters
Limited Capacity filling up

Sponsored by Arizona Game Fair

Welcome to the biggest sport of the future – GIANT KILLER ROBOTS : HEAVY HITTERS!
GKR: HEAVY HITTERS is an advertising-driven, televised combat sport where mega corporations fight for lucrative salvage rights and advertising dominance in Earth’s abandoned cities. But more importantly, they need you! Your skills as a pilot and tactician are needed to win, gaining your Faction more fans, and more importantly, loyal consumers.

You will be piloting a Heavy Hitter, the name given to the largest fighting mechs in the battle zone. Flanking your Heavy Hitter in these high stakes sport matches are 3 unmanned robotic support units, consisting of Combat, Repair and Recon. Fighting head-to-head using your Heavy Hitter, you control your entire team of GKRs, strategizing your way to victory. Any dumb mech-jockey can shoot, but can you STRAT? Guess we’re gonna find out!

GMs
RN

Richard Newby

Arizona Game Fair



Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-Spiel

9:00am

Heart of Crown
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Heart of Crown is a deck building card game where players nominate and support a Princess in a race to take the throne! Players use tax revenue from their starting hand Farming Villages to purchase resources and support from the Market (card pool). By gaining territory, influence and even bribes throughout the game players collect Succession Points necessary to win the throne for their princess. The first player to obtain 22 Succession Points wins the game!

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-17

9:00am

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

A surprisingly cut-throat game of forest building!

GMs
avatar for Sukey Waldenberger

Sukey Waldenberger

This is my third year attending Rincon, and my first running a session.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-01

9:00am

Megacity Heist
Limited Capacity full
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You are up and coming villain and the prosperous city of Megacity is ripe for the taking. The catch, not only must you face the city's opposition and their heroes but you are also going against other would be villains. Who will take control of the city in this strategy game where the key to victory is great Henchmen control.

GMs
WE

Willy Enriquez

3 Wizards Of The Moustache


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-13

9:00am

GIANT Carcassonne
Limited Capacity filling up

You're probably familiar with Carcassonne, the beloved modern classic of lovingly-placed tiles and meeples taking on the roles of brave knights, sneaky robbers, hearty farmers, and devoted monks. But are you ready for GIANT CARCASSONNE! Gone are the days of tiny tiles and adorable little meeples, ousted by the likes of beefy 6 inch tiles and towering, mighty meeples! You don't just place these tiles, you deploy them.  And brand new this year, we'll be including a bigified version of The Princess & The Dragon expansion, because everything's better with Dragons! Well, except not being terrorized. But there are knights! I'm sure it'll be fine. Maybe.

GMs
avatar for Scott Perger

Scott Perger

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user DrDash. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.
avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Sabino Lobby

9:00am

GIANT Tales of Corvus Bend: Tin Star w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

The Sherriff of Corvus Bend is dead, killed trying to bring one of countless bounties to justice. The remaining Deputies must now finish the job and prove who the “Tin Star” should go to next! Get out there and get those Bounties Deputy, you have a town to protect and a new position to earn.

Join the other players in drafting dice and collecting resources to allow you to capture the most Bounties in the eight turns of the game. Along the way, use Corvus Bend and it’s townsfolk as your actions and contacts, come across lucky Boons to help you and raid the armory for those much needed bullets! Be careful though Deputy, misfires and mistakes can take their toll and await around every corner, if you give the Bounties enough leeway they may join forces and you and the other Deputies will face one of many possible disasters!

The Deputy that proves his mettle will become the new Sheriff of Corvus Bend, are you up for the challenge? Let’s find out!

2-4 players 13 and up 60-90 minutes GIANT SIZED

GMs
AJ

Aric Jack

Mozu Productions


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Catalina Lobby
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

RPG: No Thank You Evil (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

No Thank You Evil is a introduction to Role Playing Games for children. Kids will create a character and then go on an adventure to rescue a friend. Contest are made by rolling a die, using skill points and getting help from friends.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Suite 200

9:00am

Beginners Subbuteo Table Soccer
Limited Capacity seats available

Subbuteo is a classic finger-flicking football-simulation action game. It is played on a large cloth playing field called a "pitch", with teams of miniature football players mounted on smooth round bases. The football players are made to kick the ball by flicking their bases, which causes them to slide around on the pitch, hitting the ball. The rules simulate nearly all details of a soccer game including ball possession and passing, throw-ins, goal kicks, corner kicks and fouls.

You can learn the game in 10 mins. Less if you know the rules of soccer. This drop-in/drop-out introductory session is for anyone interested in learning the game or just coming back to it.

Anyone attending will receive a Tucson Subbuteo Soccer Club pin! After learning the rules and your first game you will be ready to play in the Subbuteo Tournament event later in the day.

GMs


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Sabino-40

9:00am

Learn and Play A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game: The Battle of Green Hills
Limited Capacity seats available

A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game lets players take control of their favorite Houses from the novels — represented by trays of high-quality, pre-assembled miniatures — and lead them into battle against their opponents. Players can recreate their favorite moments from the series or create their own stories.  


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Sabino-E

9:00am

BG: Playtesting The Reeds' Prototypes (W/Creator, Women's Space)
Limited Capacity filling up

Sarah and Will Reed are working on several different games, which Sarah will bring to this session. Specific game(s) are to be determined by the players (and the whim of the designer, of course!), but possibilities will include Slime Farmers and Warm and Fuzzy Feelings.

GMs
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Executive Suite

9:00am

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

During the medieval goings-on around Orléans, you must assemble a following of farmers, merchants, knights, monks, etc. to gain supremacy through trade, construction and science in medieval France.

In the city of Orléans and the area of the Loire, you can take trade trips to other cities to acquire coveted goods and build trading posts. You need followers and their abilities to expand your dominance by putting them to work as traders, builders, and scientists. Knights expand your scope of action and secure your mercantile expeditions. Craftsmen build trading stations and tools to facilitate work. Scholars make progress in science, and last but not least it cannot hurt to get active in monasteries since with monks on your side you are much less likely to fall prey to fate.

In Orléans, you will always want to take more actions than possible, and there are many paths to victory. The challenge is to combine all elements as best as possible with regard to your strategy.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-02

9:00am

Dragons Take Manhattan
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Manhattan, 1986. Mutants are feared and despised, but when an immense dragon attacks the city, it is the Uncanny X-Men who must come to the rescue!


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Muster F

9:00am

The Bard of The Frozen Woods
Limited Capacity seats available

The Eternal Grove, a beautiful place of peace and reflection. It is where your town buries it's children to remember and honor them. When whispers come from the grove on the longest night of winter, the town must come to face with the sins of it's past.

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Muster G

9:00am

BG: Scythe (Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as “The Factory”, which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries.

Scythe is an engine-building 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 character from one of five factions of Eastern Europe who are attempting to earn their fortune and claim their faction's stake in the land around the mysterious Factory. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

GMs
avatar for Kat Rider

Kat Rider

Live Host, Content Creator, GloryHoundd Productions
Steve Jackson Games Live Host. Director and Producer of GloryHoundd Productions Videocast Series, Gaming Addict, Professional Game Demonstrator, Entertainer, Writer.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Executive Suite

9:00am

13th Age - Make Your Own Luck
Limited Capacity seats available

The Town of Harrowdale is under siege from a group of trolls. Your party of adventurers is called upon to keep the town from falling until Imperial reinforcements can arrive, but unknown to anybody, Harrowdale faces a far greater and unanticipated threat than mere trolls. Can you save the people of Harrowdale and be the heroes you are believed to be? Join us and find out

GMs
avatar for Stuart Dollar

Stuart Dollar

Game Designer, GM, Gamer, Friend.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster C

9:00am

Against the Iron Lords: Legends of Kralis, part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Adventuring in the worlds of Legends Kralis.  You have been hired by the Senate of Dardura Sheva to retrieve a stolen data crystal containing information vital to the city.  Once you have returned it to the Senate,will you be able to hunt down the Bounty Hunter that was hired by the Iron Lords to steal it.  Spend time in Dardura Sheva hunting down the bounty hunter while avoiding the assassins of the Iron Lords!

This is the first episode of a 3-part adventure being offered at RinCon.  You can jump in or out at any episode, and pre-generated characters are provided.  This session is playtesting the final edition of the rules, and feedback is welcomed!


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster L

9:00am

Almost Heroes w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens when a group of government controlled, memory-wiped super-villians are "lost" during a black-ops mission in Alien controlled territory?
We play to find out using the Cortex Prime Supers setting (written by yours truly!)
Bring ALL THE DICE!!


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster I

9:00am

DCC Lankhmar: The Madhouse Meet
Limited Capacity filling up

A level 1 adventure for DCC Lankhmar by writer Michael Curtis. It throws a group of beginning adventurers together, requiring them to work in concert to escape the clutches of a bizarre sorcerer from lands far beyond Lankhmar.

GMs
avatar for Jason Abdin

Jason Abdin

Hey, there. Been a gamer all my life. Normally I'm the GM. My games of choice at the moment are Dungeon Crawl Classics and Torchbearer. This will be my second year at RinCon. I'm excited to return and run another couple games and actually get to play in some games. Feel free to get... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster J

9:00am

DCC: And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Swords and electric guitars, demons and drum kits, wizards, groupies, and ten thousand screaming fans: Dungeon Crawl Classics has come to rock your face off, and you will know us by the trail of dead. An emergent character experiment cum cosmic dream voyage for 5th level characters.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster A

9:00am

ICRPG: The Prophecy of Atrux the Aberrant
Limited Capacity seats available

The Prophecy of Atrux the Aberrant

The call was raised by Duchess Swan of Greenway to the Heroes of the Realm, and you have

answered! The blood red skies over Greenway portend chaos, and Zheimer the Wise has confirmed the portents are true, the ancient Prophecy of Atrux the Aberrant is at hand. Do you have the mettle to put the doom to rest once and for all, or will the Dead Lands be raised again to overwhelm the Kingdoms of Alfheim?

We will be using the ICRPG (Index Card RPG) system, a fluidly intuitive d20 system, making characters prior to play. ICRPG Core 2e book will be available for use.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster D

9:00am

Laughing Moon: The Ballad of Brandir Burr
Limited Capacity seats available

Compelled to track down a young girl embroiled in a turbulent love affair with a local ruffian, the adventuring party finds themselves at the Spinning Moon Inn. Things take an unexpected turn far beyond the simple rescue mission when a local legend begins to reveal itself. The only clue? A scrap of paper with the title of a once popular tavern tune: the Ballad of Brandir Burr. Characters must think and act fast if they’re going to survive the night.

GMs
avatar for Lukas Sheets

Lukas Sheets

GM / Cast, Laughing Moon Productions
I'm a long-time lover of the Laughing Moon Universe, and am fortunate to have become one of the beloved cast members of it's WheelhouseRPG stream on Twitch. Pairing my love of gaming with my love for storytelling, I'm always happy to game, as well as GM, in the Wheelhouse world. Feel... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster E

9:00am

Monster of the Week - Fan Boy
Limited Capacity seats available

Most people don’t believe in monsters, but you know the truth. They’re real, and it’s your task to bring them down. This revised edition of Monster of the Week brings that adventure to life.
Monster of the Week is a standalone action-horror RPG for 3-5 people. Hunt high school beasties a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer, travel the country to bring down unnatural creatures like the Winchester brothers of Supernatural, or head up the government investigation like Mulder and Scully.

GMs
avatar for Craig Kinsel

Craig Kinsel

I love playing new games and I love teaching people how to play new games. Board games✅ Card games✅ Role playing games✅ CCGs❌ Newest favorite game? Monster of the Week! Least favorite game ever ? Diplomacy


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster M

9:00am

Raiders of Shrieking Peak
Limited Capacity seats available

Although most of the Society's discoveries come from distant lands and enter through Absalom's harbor, some of the greatest discoveries appear in the metropolis's backyard. When an extraordinary relic surfaces in the nearby town of Diobel, the Pathfinder Society dispatches an agent to recover and transport it back to the Grand Lodge. That strategy fell through when the agent disappeared along the road to Diobel. The Pathfinders must learn what befell their comrade and recover the shipment—a task that will take them into the dangerous wilds of the island's interior.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sabino-PFS1

9:00am

Salvage Rights and Wrongs
Limited Capacity filling up

The Aldus is one of countless lost ships, likely drifting, dead, somewhere between systems. Salvage of such ships can be profitable, and sometimes risky. But the chances for both have gone up significantly, as your captain thinks the Aldus might hold information even more valuable than any cargo it might still have, and he's determined to claim it before competitors get there first.

Elite:Dangerous is an easy, flexible sci-fi game that focuses on creative skill use and action between characters, vehicles, and starships. Pregens and rules introduction provided for this new game.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster H

9:00am

Starfinder Society
Limited Capacity seats available

The Starfinder Society is an organization based on Absalom Station that is attempting to decipher the cause of the Gap and the fate of the forgotten planet Golarion. Its members are known as Starfinders, who are known throughout the galaxy as exceptional explorers

Potential special or some space dragon related theme.

GMs
avatar for Ryan Karttunen

Ryan Karttunen

PFS one star GM with years behind the screen and as a player.Running Starfinder Society games at Isle of Games on a monthly basis.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster K

9:00am

The Consortium Compact
Limited Capacity seats available

The Aspis Consortium pays well, but few can stand its underhanded tactics for long. One operative fed up with the Consortium's practices has contacted the Pathfinder Society with a tempting offer: assist her in leaving the organization, and she will supply the Society with years of insider intelligence about their longstanding rival. It's up to the PCs to navigate Diobel—a proud town run by cutthroat smugglers—earn the defector's trust, and deal a telling blow to their Aspis foes.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sabino-PFS2

9:00am

Wrath & Glory: Blessings Unheralded
Limited Capacity seats available

A band of agents of the Rogue Trader Jakul Varonus arriving on the Holy Planet of Enoch to pick up your recuperating fellow agent Adept Parker. But all is not what it seems.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster B
  • Audience BW
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

You Only Die Twice
Limited Capacity seats available

The Pathfinder Society sends you into the undead-ruled nation of Geb for an undercover mission, not disguised as undead, but temporarily transformed into a shambling, zombie version of yourself. Can you survive the ordeal to return to the land of the living, or will your final grave be among Geb’s bones?

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sabino-PFS3

9:00am

Anime Warfare
Limited Capacity seats available

School girls that are the weapons of war! Let them unleash holy hell in this stylish and innovative rpg!


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster N

9:00am

Bleak Rising: Surviving the Dome
Limited Capacity seats available

Bleak Rising is an unpublished game created by the GM, Jason Hicks. Bleak Rising is an Arabian Nights inspired game that takes place in a Sonoran-like desert walled off by massive glowing blue domes created by Ifrits, Arabian demons. Players are part of a Risen Network, a group of people that have overcome the illusions of the Ifrit's Majic and are working together to escape the dome. Swag available for game participants.


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Muster O

9:00am

Kids' Track
Join us in Kids' Track for a variety of scheduled and open activities.  We have a special open gaming library just for Kids' Track and lots of scheduled games including kid-friendly RPGs!  You can also enter our coloring contest, add your creativity to our mural, and meet new gaming friends! 

Don't forget to get a Kids' Track passport!  Try out lots of different activities around Kids Track and Rincon and you can win a special prize! 



Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Suite 200

9:00am

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

Eldritch Horror is a cooperative game of terror and adventure in which one to eight players take the roles of globetrotting investigators working to solve mysteries, gather clues, and protect the world from an Ancient One – that is, an elder being intent on destroying our world. Each Ancient One comes with its own unique decks of Mystery and Research cards, which draw you deeper into the lore surrounding each loathsome creature.

Expansions: Forsaken Lore + Mountains of Madness


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-07
  • Content Rating Teen

9:00am

X-Wing 2.0 Death Star Trench Run
Limited Capacity seats available

The second edition of the X-Wing Miniatures game comes out in September! Celebrate (and learn the updated rules) by trying to destroy the Death Star!

Pick a pre-built X-Wing or Y-Wing and try to make it through our gauntlet of experienced players flying TIE Fighters! Get far enough and Darth Vader himself might make an appearance to stop you!

Players can achieve prizes for getting kills, making it to the trench, and blowing up the Death Star!

Only 6 rebel players can play at a time, but when someone dies, a new player can join in their spot. If you die, you can go to the back of the line and try again!


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sabino-F

9:00am

Exhibitor Room
Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 7:00pm
Catalina C

9:00am

Open Games Library
Got some time to spare between your scheduled events? Looking to try a new game? Want to be able to purchase that game when you find out you love it? Come to our open lending games library, sponsored by Planet Pusch Games. To borrow a game, you just have to leave an ID, and we'll take good care of it until you bring the game back.

Last Game Checkout noon Sunday. Games must be returned by 2 pm Sunday.

The RinCon Games library returns this year! Here is a BGG collection listing of all the games currently owned by the Library.  We intend to bring as many games as possible, however if there is a game we have that you would really like play, please drop us a geekmail or send a message to info@rincongames.com with your request and we will do our best to accommodate.  

Planet Pusch Games Library

Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 11:00pm
Pima A

10:00am

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

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Mesa

10:00am

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Pima A

10:00am

Dragon Watcher w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-ArtLair

10:00am

Kuzushi Seasons w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on iconic seasonal flowers found in Japan, Kuzushi Seasons pits 2, 3 or 4 players against each other in a unique game of positional control. Simple rules lead to beautiful complexities in this abstract area control tile placement card game. It's smart, fun, approachable and addictive. If we have enough players, we'll mix in cards from the original Kuzushi to try a 5 or 6 player game on a larger board!

GMs
avatar for Dave Balmer

Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-Gobico

10:00am

The Island of Dr. Lucky w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Doctor Lucky and a cadre of murderers in this "most dangerous game" from James Ernest and Cheapass Games. Everyone is trying to kill Doctor Lucky, and now his island is trying to kill you! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-22

10:00am

The Island of Dr. Lucky w/Creator
Join Doctor Lucky and a cadre of murderers in this "most dangerous game" from James Ernest and Cheapass Games. Everyone is trying to kill Doctor Lucky, and now his island is trying to kill you! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Catalina-23

10:00am

BG: Constellations w/Creator (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dante Lauretta, game designer and principle investigator of NASA's OSIRIS REx space exploration mission, teaches you to play Constellations. In this game, players are stargazers, exploring the night sky and collecting stars to define constellations. They compete to find the right stars to fit the needed pattern -- are B-type stars or F-types required to complete the constellation? Players compete with each other to strategically collect the right stars, reserve patches of the sky for observation, and explore the universe. Once you have your constellation, add it to the map of the night sky being assembled right in front of you. The closer you get to putting together the actual map of the heavens, the more points you score!


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Suite 200

10:00am

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Suite 200

10:00am

GMs' Conference
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join some of our most illustrious GMs for a series of short talks and discussions about how to add that little extra something to your campaign!  
  • Ron Blessing - Master of Ceremonies
  • Brandish Gilhelm (Special Guest, Runehammer Games) - Timers, Threats, and Treats
  • Jason Corley (Local GM, Freelance Writer/Designer) - Fantasy Worlds and Morality
  • Peter Adams (Local GM) - Session Zero: Goals and Best Practices
  • Darrell Hayhurst (Local GM, Special Guest, Ulisses North America) - Chasing Personal Dragons: Character Faults
  • Brian Poe (Local GM) - How to Hear Your Players and Make Them Talk to You
  • Victor Diaz (Local GM) - Bullet Journaling For Game Masters
  • Tracy Sizemore (Local GM, Freelance Writer/Designer) - The Power of Pregens
  • Keynote by Marissa Kelly (Special Guest, Magpie Games) - Running Great One-Shots


Moderators
GMs
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Ping! Development
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...
avatar for Darrell Hayhurst

Darrell Hayhurst

Torg Line Developer, Ulisses North America
Darrell's first published game was Hard Vacuum in 2000. He contributed to Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, Codex Infernus, and Savage Rifts before joining the project to revive Torg. He's written extensively for Torg Eternity and is now the developer for the line. He works in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Sizemore

Tracy Sizemore

Owner / Principal, Ede Sol Media
Tracy is a freelance RPG author and contributor who has written for Pinnacle Games (Savage Worlds) and for the Torg Eternity line from Ulysses North America. She is also the creator of Teen Crush and the Han Cluster. | Tracy is a proud Tucson native. She's also a singer, music writer... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...
avatar for Darrell Hayhurst

Darrell Hayhurst

Torg Line Developer, Ulisses North America
Darrell's first published game was Hard Vacuum in 2000. He contributed to Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, Codex Infernus, and Savage Rifts before joining the project to revive Torg. He's written extensively for Torg Eternity and is now the developer for the line. He works in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Canyon Theater

11:00am

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

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mesa

11:00am

Azul
Limited Capacity filling up

In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they've placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player's score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-15

11:00am

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

Inspired by a love of classic video games, Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon. The goal of Boss Monster is to be the first Boss to amass ten Souls, which are gained when a Hero is lured and defeated — but a player can lose if his Boss takes five Wounds from Heroes who survive his dungeon.

Playing Boss Monster requires you to juggle two competing priorities: the need to lure Heroes at a faster rate than your opponents, and the need to kill those Heroes before they reach your Boss. Players can build one room per turn, each with its own damage and treasure value. More attractive rooms tend to deal less damage, so a Boss who is too greedy can become inundated with deadly Heroes.

Players interact with each other by building rooms and playing Spells. Because different Heroes seek different treasure types, and rooms are built simultaneously (played face down, then revealed), this means that every "build phase" is a bidding war. Spells are instant-speed effects that can give players advantages or disrupt opponents.

As a standalone card game with 155 cards, Boss Monster contains everything that 2-4 players need to play.

GMs
avatar for Jason Youngdale

Jason Youngdale

Owner & Founder


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-04
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pima A

11:00am

Plunder!
Limited Capacity filling up

In Plunder! the players take on the roll of a pirate captain attempting to plunder treasure, locations, and other ships. This is done by rolling dice to match icons. Be wary though. If you don't protect what you have plundered, other pirates may attempt to steal from you.
Plunder! is a simple game that takes about 25-35 minutes to play.
This game is in it's play testing stage.

GMs
avatar for Rogelio Long

Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-03

11:00am

Terrifying Girl Disorder
Limited Capacity seats available

set collection card game of lost memories and unknown identities for 3 to 4 players. Inspired by Kyusaku Yumeno’s novel Dogra Magra, this compact card game from the designer of The Ravens of Thri Sahashri is set in a world where young girls “bloom” into women with powerful psychic abilities. To control these “terrifying” young women, the World Ascension Society sends operatives into girls’ schools to identify these “blossoms”. An accident leads to all the girls at one school losing their memories—including the WAS agent—and now they must rebuild their identities by collecting clues to their past. By collecting and melding cards, players try to identify which girl they really are, but their identities are not really known until the end of the game. In an added twist, each girl has her own unique victory conditions!

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-17

11:00am

Underlings of Underwing
Limited Capacity seats available

Once every century, the dragons of Underwing return to their ancient brooding grounds for a Great Hatching. Whelps, drakes, wyverns, and wyrms alike dart through the air as the world's most daring tamers try their hands at capturing and training these wondrous, winged beasts.

Armed with an array of colored Elements, players hatch a horde of dragons by strategically placing gemstones within nesting sites. Of course, different eggs thrive in the presence of different elements, so would-be tamers must optimize the use of their dragon handler underlings to stake claim, add gemstones, and fetch more resources. At the end of the Great Hatching, the tamer with the most Dragon Points is proclaimed Underwing's next great Dragonlord.

Do you have what it takes to become a champion, or are you doomed to become dragon flambé? Join the egg-hatching fray to find out!


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-19

11:00am

Girl Genius: The Works w/Creator
Limited Capacity filling up

What if everything in the world were a cog in a giant machine? That's the story behind this addictive puzzle-style card game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games, based on the comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. The 2018 edition has four different decks and all-new art! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-22

11:00am

Girl Genius: The Works w/Creator
What if everything in the world were a cog in a giant machine? That's the story behind this addictive puzzle-style card game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games, based on the comic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. The 2018 edition has four different decks and all-new art! New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-23

11:00am

XTRONAUT w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dante Lauretta, game designer and principle investigator of NASA's OSIRIS REx space exploration mission, teaches you to play XTRONAUT. Capturing the real-world thrill and challenges of planetary exploration, XTRONAUT™: The Game of Solar System Exploration gives 2 – 4 players ages 7 and up the chance to develop space missions and explore the solar system. The game is based on real planetary missions and rocket science. It also contains elements of politics and strategy that are inspired by the real-life situations that space missions face.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-18

11:00am

Clockwork
Limited Capacity seats available

A Steam Punk themed trick taking card game


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Catalina-16

11:00am

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Suite 200

11:00am

Fresco
Limited Capacity full
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Gather fame by guiding your team of artists to restore the Fresco on the ceiling of the cathedral. Plan each day carefully, sending your workers to where they are needed most: Buy paint at the market, paint the ceiling, take on private commissions for money, or mix paints for the next days painting. Try to capture the Bishop's approval and become the most famed artist in the city.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-12

11:00am

King's Forge
Limited Capacity full
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In King's Forge, players are craftsmen and craftswomen seeking to become the favorite of the King. A variety of dice represent the raw materials (metal, wood, gems, and enchantment) and those same dice can be used to gather new dice and purchase roll-modifiers, or saved and rolled in an attempt to meet the requirements to craft the items on the King's list. An early lead is not a sure path to victory and other players will out-maneuver and out-build you whenever possible. Careful dice management, advance planning, fierce competition, and nail-biting luck will carry you to winner's circle.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Pima A

11:00am

Suburbia
Limited Capacity full
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Grow your suburb to attract the highest population by strategically adding residential, commercial, industrial or civic buildings. If you like SimCity on the computer, you'll love Suburbia.

GMs
EL

Eric Larson

Fourth time attendee, and happy to say it will be my second time going with my girlfriend; although that's not quite true, this time she's my fiancee'. Yes, I found a gamer girl and I am going to marry her. We have, however, been talking about and planning the wedding a lot, and this... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-10

11:00am

Time Stories - Asylum
Limited Capacity seats available

The T.I.M.E Agency protects humanity by preventing temporal faults and paradoxes from threatening the fabric of our universe. As temporal agents, you and your team will be sent into the bodies of beings from different worlds or realities to successfully complete the missions given to you. Failure is impossible, as you will be able to go back in time as many times as required.

T.I.M.E Stories is a narrative game, a game of "decksploration". Each player is free to give their character as deep a "role" as they want, in order to live through a story, as much in the game as around the table. But it's also a board game with rules which allow for reflection and optimization.

At the beginning of the game, the players are at their home base and receive their mission briefing. The object is then to complete it in as few attempts as possible. The actions and movements of the players will use Temporal Units (TU), the quantity of which depend on the scenario and the number of players. Each attempt is called a "run"; one run equals the use of all of the Temporal Units at the players' disposal. When the TU reach zero, the agents are recalled to the agency, and restart the scenario from the beginning, armed with their experience. The object of the game is to make the perfect run, while solving all of the puzzles and overcoming all of a scenario’s obstacles.

The base box contains the entirety of the T.I.M.E Stories system and allows players to play all of the scenarios, the first of which — Asylum — is included. During a scenario, which consists of a deck of 120+ cards, each player explores cards, presented most often in the form of a panorama. Access to some cards require the possession of the proper item or items, while others present surprises, enemies, riddles, clues, and other dangers.

You usually take possession of local hosts to navigate in a given environment, but who knows what you'll have to do to succeed? Roam a med-fan city, looking for the dungeon where the Syaan king is hiding? Survive in the Antarctic while enormous creatures lurk beneath the surface of the ice? Solve a puzzle in an early 20th century asylum? That is all possible, and you might even have to jump from one host to another, or play against your fellow agents from time to time...

In the box, an insert allows players to "save" the game at any point, to play over multiple sessions, just like in a video game. This way, it's possible to pause your ongoing game by preserving the state of the receptacles, the remaining TU, the discovered clues, etc.

T.I.M.E Stories is a decksploring game in which each deck makes anything possible!

GMs
DK

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-IoG1

11:00am

Tiny Epic Zombies
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

GENERAL INFO: 1-5 players, 30 minutes, 5 play modes including competitive and cooperative play.

1. Cooperative team-play with game controlled Zombies.
2. Cooperative team-play with Zombies controlled by a non-team player.
3. Competitive free-for-all with game controlled Zombies.
4. Competitive free-for-all with Zombies controlled by a player.
5. Solo.

THEME: Modern day Zombie outbreak at the Echo Ridge Mall.

HOOK: Fast paced, portable, and tons of replayability. Play as the survivors or the Zombies. Plus ITEMeeples!

WIN: Survivors must complete 3 objectives - Zombies must kill all the Survivors or gain control of the Mall's Courtyard.

OVERVIEW: In Tiny Epic Zombies, survivors are always on the run, collecting weapons, killing Zombies and working toward completing objectives. Completing 3 objectives can win you the game but if you're too focused on the objectives, the Zombies will overrun the mall and that will be the end of you.

Based on the mode of play, you will either play as one of the Survivors or as the Zombies.

As a Survivor, your turn will consist of moving 3 times. Then based on where you move, you'll be able to do additional things. For instance, if you move into a room with a Zombie, you'll have to fight it by rolling the Zombie die. Or if you move into a room adjacent to a Zombie, you can spend ammo to shoot it. Killing a Zombie is actually pretty easy... but they just keep coming. Keeping them from overrunning the entire mall, while trying to accomplish your objectives, that is hard!

After you've taken your 3 moves, you'll search the room. This is done by revealing the Search Card you are holding. Most of the time, you find something useful, like awesome items you can later pickup and equip to your ITEMeeples. Sometimes though, you may find a Zombie lurking in the corner. So be prepared.
After you search the room, more Zombies flood into the Mall. Then it's the next player's turn. Simple as that.

Note: If your ammo and wound tokens ever meet, you're dead meat! So, keep your wounds low and your ammo high.

If you die, that character will turn into a Zombie and you'll have to draw a new character to play. If that happens too many times, you lose the game.

As a Zombie player, not only will you control unique Zombies with special abilities, you will control ALL the Zombies! With your help, the Zombies will have a brain in addition to eating brains. Your game will be to overwhelm the players with clever placement and movement of the Zombies. Smother them with your Zombie horde and prevent them from completing their objectives. If you kill enough players or overrun the mall courtyard, you win.

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-20

11:00am

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

The Caribbean island of Tobago has treasure buried throughout, and you are an adventurer hoping to find the most. The players take turns adding pieces of information to partial treasure maps, and when the location of a treasure is narrowed down enough, the race is on to be the first to reach it. The treasure hunting continues until all the treasures have been found. This is a medium-light game with colorful components and easy to learn rules.

Teaching time is approximately 15 minutes, and play time is 1.5 to 2 hours.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-08

11:00am

Megacity Heist
Limited Capacity seats available

You are up and coming villain and the prosperous city of Megacity is ripe for the taking. The catch, not only must you face the city's opposition and their heroes but you are also going against other would be villains. Who will take control of the city in this strategy game where the key to victory is great Henchmen control.

GMs
WE

Willy Enriquez

3 Wizards Of The Moustache


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-13

11:00am

Legend of the Five Rings - Slot A
Limited Capacity seats available

Pick your side! Fight with honor! Join ud for four hours of Living card gaming!

GMs
avatar for Ed Ostling

Ed Ostling

Tucson L5R
One of the community guys hosting organized play events for Legend of the Five Rings Living Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games. Weekly you can fine my communities at Amazing Discoveries on Saturdays (12pm to 5ish) and Isle of Games on Sundays (12:30 til 5ish). We like to also make... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina-14

11:00am

GIANT Tales of Corvus Bend: Tin Star w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

The Sherriff of Corvus Bend is dead, killed trying to bring one of countless bounties to justice. The remaining Deputies must now finish the job and prove who the “Tin Star” should go to next! Get out there and get those Bounties Deputy, you have a town to protect and a new position to earn.

Join the other players in drafting dice and collecting resources to allow you to capture the most Bounties in the eight turns of the game. Along the way, use Corvus Bend and it’s townsfolk as your actions and contacts, come across lucky Boons to help you and raid the armory for those much needed bullets! Be careful though Deputy, misfires and mistakes can take their toll and await around every corner, if you give the Bounties enough leeway they may join forces and you and the other Deputies will face one of many possible disasters!

The Deputy that proves his mettle will become the new Sheriff of Corvus Bend, are you up for the challenge? Let’s find out!

2-4 players 13 and up 60-90 minutes GIANT SIZED

GMs
AJ

Aric Jack

Mozu Productions


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Catalina Lobby
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

RPG: Our First Adventures - The Mysterious Invitation (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

A mysterious invitation to a costume party in the middle of the woods? Sounds fun!

New simplified gaming system designed so that even preschoolers can play. Perfect for geeky parents of young children tired of waiting for their kids to be old enough to play with them.

GMs
LR

LaTricia Rayenae

LaTricia Rayenae


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Suite 200

11:00am

Learn and Play A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game: The Battle of Whispering Woods.
Limited Capacity seats available

A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game lets players take control of their favorite Houses from the novels — represented by trays of high-quality, pre-assembled miniatures — and lead them into battle against their opponents. Players can recreate their favorite moments from the series or create their own stories.  


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sabino-E

11:00am

Workshop: Kickstarting Your Brand, w/Michael Coe
Limited Capacity seats available

RinCon special guest Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games will discuss how to use crowdfunding to create, publicize, and grow your brand. Q&A session to follow.

Guests

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

11:00am

From Imagination to Application: Fantasy Makeup Demo
Limited Capacity seats available

FX Make-up Artist, Katie Griffith (Kit Kat MUA) transforms model Griffin Maria into an original RPG character. During the demo, both Katie and Griffin will be on hand to discuss technique, inspiration, and will answer and relevant questions. Be sure to check out the slideshow of previous creatures and characters Katie has brought to life!

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Crafters Corner

11:00am

Champions of Midgard with Expansions
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Viking theme board game with dice rolling, set collecting, variable player powers, and worker placement. Players compete to defend the town best against monsters, trolls, draugrs, and bergrisars. Use your workers to enlist Viking warrior dice, gather the resources needed to save the town, and defeat your enemies.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-11
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Railways of the World: Great Britain
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Railways of the World is a Route Planning / Pick-Up & Deliver game designed by Martin Wallace & Glenn Drover, originally published under the name Railroad Tycoon. It is more accessible and easier to learn then many of Wallace's other Train games, and has many expansion boards. We will be playing with the Great Britain map, which is considered much less confrontational then some other maps, and well suited for 4-5 players.

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-05

11:00am

OverBattle: The All War
Limited Capacity seats available

OverBattle: The All War is a new epic tabletop war game, set in an exciting space environment that pits 4 unique races again one another - or does it?

GMs
avatar for Rob McBride

Rob McBride

President, Syther Gaming
OverBattle: The All War


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Catalina-24

11:00am

Subbuteo Tournament (Beginners Welcome)
Limited Capacity seats available

Group play tournament, similar to to the World Cup. Anyone attending will receive a Tucson Subbuteo Soccer Club pin and there will be an after-tournament raffle for a Subbuteo team.

Subbuteo is a classic finger-flicking football-simulation action game. It is played on a large cloth playing field called a "pitch", with teams of miniature football players mounted on smooth round bases. The football players are made to kick the ball by flicking their bases, which causes them to slide around on the pitch, hitting the ball. The rules simulate nearly all details of a soccer game including ball possession and passing, throw-ins, goal kicks, corner kicks and fouls.

You can learn the game in 10 mins. Less if you know the rules of soccer. If you haven't played before, we suggest attending the "Introduction to Subbuteo Table Soccer" event earlier in the day, but we can give you a quick rundown of the rules and technique before the tournament begins if needed.

GMs


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sabino-40

11:00am

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea is a 4X-style board game with miniatures that tells the epic tale of orcs vs. humans, dwarves vs. elves, battling kingdoms, and the individuals who turn the tides of war.

Players control one of these classic factions, competing to expand their kingdom into new territory. Even the greatest kingdoms begin as small townships, therefore players begin with only a basic town hall, a couple of peons, and a single warrior. From there, players must explore the territory around them, build up their work force, fortify their army, and develop their kingdom — all through careful action selection, exploitation, war, and resource management.

As players reach milestones in the development of their kingdom, they gain access to many advantages. Peons become warriors, warriors become powerful heroes, and town halls eventually become castles. Players gain access to water, and even air, vessels and creatures. Boarding these vessels and creatures with your units allows for faster travel across the vast game board and for positioning armies for powerful attacks.

War in Heroes of Land, Air & Sea features a cost/reward system carefully detailed on tactics cards from which players must secretly choose. The availability of these tactics cards depends on the units participating in the war. It is here that players wage their wits and legacy in an attempt to exterminate one another. For as we all know, "history is written by the victors".

Heroes of Land, Air & Sea also boasts two economic systems, one being the risky acquisition and careful management of the resources (food, ore and mana), while the other is a twist on worker placement that requires the leveraging of peons to construct buildings, peons that could otherwise be exploring, expanding, exploiting, and exterminating! Finding this balance is crucial to victory!

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Catalina-21

11:00am

Le Havre (newest version with all promos)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Building and shipping based game with Worker Placement and Resource Management. Players have one worker and may either take resources or use their worker each turn. Some resources multiply during harvests, players may build their port or build ships, upgrade goods, or generate revenue. Compete to create the best port and earn the most victory points.

GMs
avatar for Nick Vosberg

Nick Vosberg

I love to play all sorts of games. I really enjoy learning new games as well.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Catalina-16
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Cataclysm: A Second World War by GMT Games
Limited Capacity seats available

It is the 1930s and the world is still recovering from the Great War and the Great Depression that followed it. A second world war can break out at any time. Can you stop it? Will you start it? Better yet, can you win it?

Cataclysm is not your typical game about World War II. The game begins in 1933, not 1939, and is global in scope. Germany is far from dominating Europe. Japan is on the march in Asia. Every crisis is an unexpected opportunity. There is no hindsight and anything can happen.

Truly grand strategic in scope, Cataclysm requires players to lead nations, not just armies or fleets. You must craft a diplomatic strategy, develop political support for your policies at home, shift your economy to a war footing, and build up the forces you need to deter or vanquish your enemies.

There is no traditional I-go-you-go turn structure in Cataclysm. Counters representing political actions, military actions, units, and possible events are drawn at random from an action cup. As each counter comes out, the owning player resolves it, and play swiftly moves on to the next draw. You have to make plans to execute when your chance comes up, but you have no idea when, or in what order, events will transpire.

A game about global war gives every nation armies, air forces, and fleets. But in Cataclysm, military pieces have no numeric values. You know what forces you have and where they are deployed. To resolve combat, each side rolls up to three dice and compares their single highest die. You can devote more resources to a campaign (generating more dice or bonuses), but that does not guarantee a favorable outcome. Your efforts can lead to triumph… or to disaster.

In Cataclysm, you are free to explore alternatives. The Soviets can construct a massive long-range bomber force. Japan can build powerful armored forces to overrun Siberia. Germany can invade Britain, or France can take Berlin, provided you craft a strategy that gets you there.

When you play Cataclysm, you write your own history of a second world war.

GMs
avatar for Gregory Barnard

Gregory Barnard

President, Barnard Enterprises Technology LLC
By trade I develop mobile apps, administer databases, and program business applications. For fun I enjoy playing board games and watching hockey! I live in Tucson with my wife Pamela.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm
Catalina-25

11:00am

Last Days of Athobrae
Limited Capacity seats available

Play one of 5 unique city-states. As the planet begins to collapse beneath your feet, the resources you need grow scarcer, and your opponents more desperate. The first civilization to build a ship and get its people off the planet wins.

GMs
BO

Bradford Obie

Moonlit Moor Games LLC


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm
Catalina-06
  • Content Rating Teen

11:00am

Classic Battletech Gladiator Grinder
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a classic battletech grinder in the Colosseum setting. Players are welcome to enter or leave at any time since this is an open ended event. GM supplies dice, play sheets and mini's needed to participate. Giant stompy mecha, human piloted carnage will ensue. Open to all player experience levels.


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sabino-D

11:00am

Arizona Game Fair GenCon Hot Table
Arizona Game Fair will be bringing the GenCon hotness to RinCon!  This will be an open-play table with no schedule or sign-ups.  Just stop by in the gaming area of Catalina Ballroom to check out the newest and most popular games of 2018.

Sponsors
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Founder, Spiel Pro


Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 7:00pm
Catalina-Spiel

12:00pm

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

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mesa

12:00pm

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

In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they've placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player's score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-15

12:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pima A

12:00pm

Constellations w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
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Dante Lauretta, game designer and principle investigator of NASA's OSIRIS REx space exploration mission, teaches you to play Constellations. In this game, players are stargazers, exploring the night sky and collecting stars to define constellations. They compete to find the right stars to fit the needed pattern -- are B-type stars or F-types required to complete the constellation? Players compete with each other to strategically collect the right stars, reserve patches of the sky for observation, and explore the universe. Once you have your constellation, add it to the map of the night sky being assembled right in front of you. The closer you get to putting together the actual map of the heavens, the more points you score!


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-18

12:00pm

Dragon Watcher w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-ArtLair

12:00pm

Pairs w/Creator
This simple pub-style game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games now has more than 40 different games and variations. Come learn whichever new version James feels like teaching; several different games in each session, as well as the basic Pairs game that started it all. New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-23

12:00pm

Pairs w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

This simple pub-style game from James Ernest and Cheapass Games now has more than 40 different games and variations. Come learn whichever new version James feels like teaching; several different games in each session, as well as the basic Pairs game that started it all. New players welcome!

GMs
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

President, Cheapass Games
James Ernest is a famous tabletop game designer, so you should talk to him about hockey, deep sea diving, glucocorticoids in perinatal medicine, and whether anyone actually reads bios in SCHED.


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-22

12:00pm

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

In Plunder! the players take on the roll of a pirate captain attempting to plunder treasure, locations, and other ships. This is done by rolling dice to match icons. Be wary though. If you don't protect what you have plundered, other pirates may attempt to steal from you.
Plunder! is a simple game that takes about 25-35 minutes to play.
This game is in it's play testing stage.

GMs
avatar for Rogelio Long

Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catalina-03

12:00pm

BG: Dragon Watcher (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Suite 200

12:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Suite 200

12:00pm

BG: Azul (Women's Space)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Azul was designed by the world famous, award winning game author Michael Kiesling. Azul captures the beautiful aesthetics of Moorish art in a contemporary board game. Players compete as artisans decorating the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora. By carefully drafting the correct quantity and style of tiles, the most clever of artisans plan ahead to maximize the beauty of their work (not to mention their scores!) while ensuring they wasted no supplies in the process.
Set collection.


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Executive Suite

1:00pm

BoardGameGeek RinCon Math Trade
Many gamers love the idea of trading games with other locals, but finding someone to trade with can be complicated.  BoardGameGeek.com has a “Math Trade” system which allows numerous users to submit items for trade, identify which offered items they’d be willing to receive in exchange, then let magical computers try to find trade partners for you!  If you would like to participate in the BGG Math Trade currently happening for this year’s RinCon, head on over to the Tucson RinCon 2018 No-Ship Math Trade geeklist on BGG!  The trade will take place in the main lobby, in the area across from the RinCon registration desk.

GMs
avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Sabino Lobby

1:00pm

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

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mesa

1:00pm

Friday Tournament - Slot C
Limited Capacity seats available

Do SOLO games belong at a Con? Are they even games in your opinion?
Let's find out!
Announcing an unofficial 1PG Tournament using FRIDAY, from Freidemann Friese.

You are Friday* and spend your time on a deserted island. Your peaceful times now disturbed by Robinson, who shipwrecked on your island, you decide to help him gain skills and survive. Did you teach him well? Can he survive the island's hazards? Can he handle those pirates?

Each participant will have one opportunity to demonstrate his/her skill. Only the most successful will be rewarded with a peaceful island once again, oh ... And a $20 gift certificate to the Tucson-based FLGS of your choice. You can even redeem it that weekend. Second place will take home another coconut.

Player order will be determined by your arrival/check-in at the table and 2-4 Players will play simultaneously. All Friday and hazard decks will be shuffled at start of turn, but the same pirate ships will be presented to each participant.

This event assumes basic familiarity with the game in order to play.  

* Friday is inspired by the novel Robinson Crusoe


Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Catalina-15

1:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win

Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pima A

1:00pm

Panel: Inclusivity and Diversity in Gaming
Limited Capacity seats available

We need to keep talking about this, until we don't need to anymore. This panel will focus on concrete things we can do to make inclusivity and diversity real and genuine at our gaming tables and in our industry.

Moderators
avatar for Karen ArnoldEwing

Karen ArnoldEwing

RinCon Chair

GMs
Guests
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Meeple Lady

I'm a Phoenix-based board-game writer, rulebook editor and podcaster. I love playing heavy euros and wargames, and meeting fellow gamers. I'm active on Twitter and Instagram, where I enjoy spreading my love of the hobby to all types of gamers.


Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Canyon Theater

1:00pm

Sharpening Your Cosplay Sword Safety Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn various ways of making convention- safe blades that still look good.  Knife and prop maker Dante Nava demonstrates how the same weapon can be made using various methods from cardboard, to 3D printing, to actual wood and steel, all while keeping safety in mind.

Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Crafters Corner

1:00pm

Legend of the Five Rings - Slot B
Limited Capacity seats available

Pick your side! Fight with honor! Join ud for four hours of Living card gaming!

GMs
avatar for Ed Ostling

Ed Ostling

Tucson L5R
One of the community guys hosting organized play events for Legend of the Five Rings Living Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games. Weekly you can fine my communities at Amazing Discoveries on Saturdays (12pm to 5ish) and Isle of Games on Sundays (12:30 til 5ish). We like to also make... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-14

2:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesa

2:00pm

Friday Tournament - Slot D
Limited Capacity seats available

Do SOLO games belong at a Con? Are they even games in your opinion?
Let's find out!
Announcing an unofficial 1PG Tournament using FRIDAY, from Freidemann Friese.

You are Friday* and spend your time on a deserted island. Your peaceful times now disturbed by Robinson, who shipwrecked on your island, you decide to help him gain skills and survive. Did you teach him well? Can he survive the island's hazards? Can he handle those pirates?

Each participant will have one opportunity to demonstrate his/her skill. Only the most successful will be rewarded with a peaceful island once again, oh ... And a $20 gift certificate to the Tucson-based FLGS of your choice. You can even redeem it that weekend. Second place will take home another coconut.

Player order will be determined by your arrival/check-in at the table and 2-4 Players will play simultaneously. All Friday and hazard decks will be shuffled at start of turn, but the same pirate ships will be presented to each participant.

This event assumes basic familiarity with the game in order to play.  

* Friday is inspired by the novel Robinson Crusoe


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-15

2:00pm

Nuclear War
Limited Capacity seats available

The humorous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: nuclear holocaust! Two to eight players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: if everyone is wiped out, nobody wins! Players will get prizes courtesy of Nuclear War's publisher, Flying Buffalo.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-19

2:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win

Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pima A

2:00pm

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

"My next several hours were spent learning how to play tak. Even if I had not been nearly mad with idleness, I would have enjoyed it. Tak is the best sort of game: simple in its rules, complex in its strategy. Bredon beat me handily in all five games we played, but I am proud to say that he never beat me the same way twice." -Kvothe

Tak is a two-player abstract strategy game dreamed up by Pat Rothfuss in "The Wise Man's Fear" and made reality by James Ernest. In Tak, players attempt to make a road of their pieces connecting two opposite sides of the board.

NOTE: I will have two copies so four people can play at once (two 1 on 1 games at once)

GMs
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Jason Youngdale

Owner & Founder


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Catalina-12
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

RPG: Nighty Knights w/Creator (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity filling up

An upcoming card and dice game where you play the Nighty Knights, stuffed animals protecting sleeping children from invading monsters and nightmares. Family friendly.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

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

In Captain Sonar, you and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Private Dining Room #1

2:00pm

Castles of Burgundy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The game is set in the Burgundy region of High Medieval France. Each player takes on the role of an aristocrat, originally controlling a small princedom. While playing they aim to build settlements and powerful castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, and use the knowledge of travelers.

The game is about players taking settlement tiles from the game board and placing them into their princedom which is represented by the player board. Every tile has a function that starts when the tile is placed in the princedom. The princedom itself consists of several regions, each of which demands its own type of settlement tile.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-03

2:00pm

Dead Man's Doubloons
Limited Capacity seats available

Players are pirate captains racing for treasure while their ships battle on the high seas.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-09
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

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

Firenze is a medium-weight game in which you are a construction company in 14th century Italy that is competing for prestige points by building city towers of various heights and colors. There is competition between the players to earn these points, and your strategy may change as you see what others have completed. A row of cards form a market from which you gain building materials and also the cards themselves. The cards (personnel, buildings, events, etc) can help you in various ways throughout the game, but a few of them will actually hinder you. You must decide each turn which card has the materials and action that will help you with your construction projects.

Teaching time is approximately 20 minutes, and play time is 1.5 hours.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-08

2:00pm

Kemomimi Panic
Limited Capacity seats available

Kemomimi Panic is a cute, fun, fast paced game of deduction for 4-8 players! The town of Mokemoke is a little way out of the city, a place abundant with nature. The beastly beauties who live there have dear treasures, and someone is after them! Who is The Great Thief Crescent Moon? The fate of this town depends on your powers of deduction!

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-17

2:00pm

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

HP Lovecraft themed game with worker placement, resource management, and dice rolling. Players are cultists learning to cast spells and invoke Elder Gods. Investigators will periodically raid your school and must be defeated. You must learn to manage your magic abilities along with your sanity, build new buildings, and cast spells to earn the most cult points.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-11
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

The Island of Doctor Necreaux
Limited Capacity seats available

Create your agent, infiltrate the island, defeat Necreaux's minions, find the scientists, and escape before time runs out!

The Island of Doctor Necreaux is a cooperative adventure game for 1 to 4 exceptionally talented secret agents set in a 50s-era pulp-sci-fi world. The diabolical Doctor Necreaux has captured the world's top scientists and forced them to build a Doomsday Device. Your mission: Explore the Doctor's secret island lair, find the scientists, and escape in your shuttlecraft before the island is blown to Kingdom Come!

In this simultaneous action game, players take one turn together as a team. At the start of each turn, you decide whether you're exploring or resting. When you explore you declare a speed, which represents how quickly you're exploring the island adventure deck and determines how many encounters your team will attempt to resolve this turn. You want to draw as many cards as you can because the scientists are hidden somewhere in the middle of the adventure deck, the escape shuttle is hidden in the bottom, and you have a limited number of turns before the island blows up. However, you can't be too fast or you'll fall prey to one of the island's many traps. If you choose to rest, your team gets to heal up and recharge.

The Island of Doctor Necreaux incorporates creative ability manipulation (in assessing how player powers interact and applying them appropriately), press-your-luck (when selecting a speed and during combat), and resource management (deciding when to use charges - a scarce resource that fuels agent powers - and when to use a turn to rest instead of explore). The game comes with quick start rules and multiple variants to increase replayabiliy and adjust thr difficulty to accommodate a wide range of player skill. The island and agent skills are all card-based, making the island and the agents different every time.

GMs
DK

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-IoG1
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

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

hebes is a game of competitive archeology. Players are archaeologists who must travel around Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East to acquire knowledge about five ancient civilizations -- the Greeks, the Cretans, the Egyptians, the Palestinians, and the Mesopotamians -- and then must use this knowledge to excavate historical sites in the areas of these civilizations. Through the course of the game, expositions are revealed, and an archaeologist who has treasures from the requisite civilizations may claim the prize


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-18

2:00pm

Tiny Epic Defenders w/ Dark War Expansion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

ughmoore is in ruins. The evil could not be contained and its darkness has spread to every region of the world. Shattering villages and infecting all forms of life. There has never been a more dire need for Heroes. Everyone who remains must rise up, must unite, and must risk everything to preserve what little spirit remains.

Tiny Epic Defenders is a riveting small-box cooperative game and it's back with an all new edition featuring new art, new abilities, ITEMeeples and new rules making for more exciting gameplay than ever before!

What's new:
Revamped gameplay - Many rule changes, small and large, has taken place to re-balance and enrich the game, including new character powers, new powers for Outer Regions, and completely redesigned Epic Foes, along with many subtle changes to the setup and rules.
All new art - Completely redesigned to get in line with the current art direction of Tiny Epic line.
ITEMeeples - Items have been redesigned to be permanent additions and this is artistically represented with ITEMeeples, first introduced in Tiny Epic Quest.

GMs
NH

Nathan Hatfield

Gamelyn Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-20

2:00pm

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

Competitive euro style game, working to rebuild the city of Troyes while managing threats to the city.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-02

2:00pm

Artisans: City Crafter
Limited Capacity filling up

In Artisans: City Crafter, players take on the role of a foremen that sends off there workers to gather resources, train other workers, and create buildings for your neighborhood.
Artisans: City Crafter is a worker placement / engine building game with a rotating resource availability mechanic.

Artisans: City Crafter is a game for 2-4 players that runs about 1.5 - 2 hours.
This game is a playtest.

GMs
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Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-10
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

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

You are up and coming villain and the prosperous city of Megacity is ripe for the taking. The catch, not only must you face the city's opposition and their heroes but you are also going against other would be villains. Who will take control of the city in this strategy game where the key to victory is great Henchmen control.

GMs
WE

Willy Enriquez

3 Wizards Of The Moustache


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-13

2:00pm

RB8 Retro Baseball 8-bit
Limited Capacity seats available

Remember the good old days of 8-bit video game Baseball? Watching those amazing 8-bit fireworks shoot off as you round the bases after that big Home Run. Things were just simpler it seemed. Now you can relive that nostalgia all over again in RB8 Retro Baseball 8-bit the Board Game.

RB8 is a real Baseball Simulation brought to you in the retro look of a classic 8-bit experience. Play with one of the 16 complete teams out of the box or draft and build your team based on a point value player system with custom player cards. Will you build your team with big sluggers, dominant pitching, tough defenders, speedsters, or a well-balanced machine? The choice is yours as you get to manage and make the strategic choices.

RB8 features a custom draw deck called Rally Cards with random events that happen during a baseball game, as the team manager you must decide when to strategically use them. You have full control of your team. Make the big manger decisions that can influence the game.

RB8 also features player cards with ratings and special abilities, two six-sided dice, special custom pitcher and batter control dice, baseball field board, batter and runner markers, scoreboard with markers, and your dice key cards.

Whether you’re a fan of baseball, board games, or both you’re going to love the feel and excitement of reliving the good old days in RB8 Retro Baseball!

RB8 Retro Baseball is Played over the course of 9 innings in a single game or a best of series. On a turn both Pitcher and Batter will compare their ratings factoring in any special abilities and roll off to see who will get control of the at bat. This is called the “On Deck Phase”. Whoever rolls higher factoring in all special abilities will try to maintain control by rolling their custom Pitcher or Batter die. If they maintain control they will then roll dice and compare the result with their respective key to find out the results of the at bat. Players can also decide to play Rally Cards which could also affect the outcome of the play.
Will you have what it takes to manage your team to victory?


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-23

2:00pm

GIANT Axiom
Limited Capacity seats available

AXIOM is a sci fantasy trick taker where the players represent “Channelers”, magic users of three different sources of power in a struggle to form the most Crystals of power in the game. Players do this by winning the “Struggle” or trick each turn, earning a fragment. When a player has three fragments they form one of the crystals exposed at the start of the game, taking control of it and triggering its one time affect.

They win the struggle by playing 2 cards from a hand of 10, drafted at the start of a round, simultaneously face down each turn. These cards will manipulate the game state by triggering spells, gaining the players points in one or more of the sources of power for later use and winning the struggle through sheer combined value of the cards revealed. 

When the exposed crystals are controlled or the players would empty their hands after the 3rd draft, the game is over, the player controlling the most crystals being declared the winner. Depending on the source of power a Channeller has at that time they have either saved or destroyed their world.

2-4 Players 10 and up 40-60 Minutes Giant Sized

GMs
AJ

Aric Jack

Mozu Productions


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina Lobby
  • Content Rating Teen

2:00pm

GIANT Catan
Limited Capacity seats available

It is Settlers of Catan on a grander scale than you usually play it.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sabino Lobby

2:00pm

RPG: Our First Adventures - The Missing Prince (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Rainbow Kingdom's Prince has gone missing! Brave adventurers needed to find and rescue him!

New simplified gaming system designed so that even preschoolers can play. Perfect for geeky parents of young children tired of waiting for their kids to be old enough to play with them.

GMs
LR

LaTricia Rayenae

LaTricia Rayenae


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

Dragon Drawing Demo w/GoH Jessica Feinberg
Limited Capacity seats available

Watch and be amazed as Artist GoH Jessica Feinberg creates dragons before your very eyes, both in watercolor and in digital form.

Guests

Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Crafters Corner

2:00pm

BG: Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture (W/Creator, Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

Among the many reasons Oaxaca (pronounced WA-HA-KA) is well known are its exquisite handicrafts. Drawing upon generations of tradition, as well as vast quantities of raw materials, many artists within this state in Southern Mexico dedicate their lives to perfecting their craft.

Oaxaca: Crafts of a Culture is a dice-rolling and engine-building card game where you and up to three friends assume the role of skilled Oaxacan handicraftsmen preparing to craft and sell art at a bustling tianguis in Oaxaca City. Will you reach a distinguished position with your exquisite craftsmanship, or are your crafts common for the culture?

If there is time and interest, will also teach Project Dreamscape.

GMs
avatar for Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Board Game Designer
I'm an avid board game fanatic and married to an amazing LEGO builder named Will. These two hobbies keep us busy and fill our house to the brim. We run a local board game designer group in Sacramento, California. We have designed and published two board games so far, Project Dreamscape... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Suite

2:00pm

Lords of Waterdeep
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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!

In Lords of Waterdeep, a strategy board game for 2-5 players, you take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder – or help – the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pima A

2:00pm

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

Munchkin Cthulhu is a standalone game in the Munchkin universe, this time lampooning Lovecraft's Mythos and the horror gaming that surrounds it. This base game features four new Classes, including the Cultist, and a lot of classic monsters from outside reality – and they all have Stuff you can take from their twitching bodies.

Expansions: Munchkin Cthulhu 2-4, Board of Health, Kill-O-Meters, Crypts of Concealment, Munchkinomicon, Several Promo Cards.

Players are welcome to bring their own one time use Promo Items. Several promo items will be included in the deck.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-05

2:00pm

America wants Pedicaris alive, or Raisuli dead!
Limited Capacity seats available

Fight out the final battle in the Sean Connery movie, "The Wind and the Lion". Set in early 20th century Morocco, the Berbers attack a village where the Germans are holding Mulay Ahmed Mohammed Raisuli the Magnificent. American Marines are caught in the middle of the battle, trying to get their charge, Mrs. Pedicaris, to safety.

Using rules developed at San Diego Historical Miniature Club's Tuesday night games. Designed to get a full game done to conclusion in one game night.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sabino-E

2:00pm

Adventurer's Wanted!
Limited Capacity seats available

Four hours of fantasy adventure in the forgotten realms of Dungeons and Dragons. Characters and dice provided!


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster J

2:00pm

Arclord's Envy
Limited Capacity seats available

Among the greatest archmages in Golarion's history is Nex, who created an arcane kingdom that shares his name and survives to this day. Although the archmage disappeared under mysterious circumstances millennia ago, his disciples the Arclords have continued his vision—at least what they can piece together from his surviving writings. The capital of Quantium's now abuzz with the news that another of Nex's texts has resurfaced, and already the owner has died under suspicious circumstances. Hoping to avert a political predicament as various arclords fight to inherit the text, the local authorities have hired the Pathfinder Society to untangle the situation as independent investigators.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sabino-PFS1

2:00pm

Beneath Unbroken Waves
Limited Capacity seats available

Fishers have dredged up a strange, glowing artifact from the sea off the coast of Jalmeray, and the Pathfinder Society believes this is a key—likely to something hidden beneath the waves. With the key in hand, the PCs sail out to the underwater ruins of a people erased from history. Can the PCs' discoveries shed new light on whose these people were and the true reason for their downfall?


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sabino-PFS3

2:00pm

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

This is an experimental RPG session with some communal world building and extra-narrative elements. Oh, and ass-kicking. Definitely ass-kicking. This event calls for a bit more player participation than most, so put on your imagination hat and get ready to create something extraordinary.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster A

2:00pm

Debt Marker: Legends of Kralis, part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Adventuring in the worlds of Legends Kralis.  Having returned the data crystal to the Senate and dealing with the bounty hunter Kabri, you are now summoned by the Senate to assist a noble of Dardura Sheva to investigate why his moon mine has stopped responding to transmissions.  But something is more wrong than just a downed transmission, things at the mine are darkened, and there is a sense of revenge in the air!

This is the second episode of a 3-part adventure being offered at RinCon.  You can jump in or out at any episode, and pre-generated characters are provided.  This session is playtesting the final edition of the rules, and feedback is welcomed!


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster L

2:00pm

Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Adventurers wanted! Come join us for a four hour game and get the imagination flowing! Characters and dice provided


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster I

2:00pm

Hour of the dragon
Limited Capacity seats available

Five people, all hardened in the flames of World War one, all owing their lives to a Doctor Ernst Tisch who had retired with honor to Fairmount Valley in Colorado thought they could make safe and certain lives now that the world was at peace. But at first they came alarming letters from the Doctor of a darkness that was overcoming the valley. The missives spoke of dragons. None of the friends believed it was more than the strain of the war finally overcoming the old man.
But now the doctor has disappeared. Debts must be paid so the five head for the valley
to find out the truth of what has happened.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster G

2:00pm

Indie RPG Arcade
What is the Indie RPG Arcade?
The Indie RPG Arcade is your opportunity to experience some of the latest and greatest Indie RPGs around. We have a space set aside with tables and staffed with volunteers ready to run you through a variety of exciting new games, including games like Apocalypse World, Fiasco, Bluebeard’s Bride, Primetime Adventures, Swords Without Master, Urban Shadows, Cartel, Blades in the Dark, Weave and many more!
Why Play In the Arcade?
RinCon has many scheduled games, you simply sign up and play that game at the appointed time. However...sometimes slots fill up or you are not able to schedule things to get at all the events you want.
The Indie RPG Arcade  gives you the chance to drop by and play new and interesting games throughout Rincon without getting into a scheduled slot. Just show up at the regular muster hallway (off the second floor foyer) 10 minutes before one of the RPG start times (9am / 2pm / 8pm) and we’ll get you into an awesome Indie RPG.
The event is organized and run by an intrepid crew of motivated GMs, running all the newest and most exciting Indie games out there. Come join us!

GMs
Guests
avatar for Mark Diaz Truman

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner/CEO, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, co-founder of the Indie Game Developer Network (igdnonline.com), and co-founder of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com). He's authored three indie rpgs (The Play's the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows) and served as a developmental editor on a variety of roleplaying games since 2011 (Firefly, 7th Sea: 2nd Ed, Masks: A New Generation, Bluebeard's Bride, The Fate Codex). Mark is currentl... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Canyon Lobby

2:00pm

Laughing Moon: The Yellow Door
Limited Capacity seats available

A madman has escaped the Waxwood, screaming in terror, eyes blinded by his own hands. Upon investigation, the adventuring party learns that the man was originally a part of a scavenging crew excavating the site of a newly discovered temple deep within the unnatural woods. Madness descended like a plague. His companions are still there, as well as a trove of buried secrets. The description of the temple is like nothing before seen or heard of, and all of its secrets, as well as its treasures, await behind the Yellow Door.

GMs
avatar for Lukas Sheets

Lukas Sheets

GM / Cast, Laughing Moon Productions
I'm a long-time lover of the Laughing Moon Universe, and am fortunate to have become one of the beloved cast members of it's WheelhouseRPG stream on Twitch. Pairing my love of gaming with my love for storytelling, I'm always happy to game, as well as GM, in the Wheelhouse world. Feel... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster F

2:00pm

Nights Black Agents-Scenario TBD
Limited Capacity filling up

You used to uncover secrets, or maybe kill to keep them. You used to serve your country in the shadows, doing things — or stopping things — that couldn’t be shown in daylight or on the evening news. Then you stopped. Maybe you got tired, or maybe you got burned, or maybe you got out while you could. But you didn’t go into the daylight. Not just yet. You stayed in the shadows, in Europe’s deniable underground networks of crime and conflict, but you did it on your own terms.

You did a few ops, and you asked fewer questions. You worked for money in secret accounts, and for people you didn’t know. But they weren’t people. It turned out they couldn’t be shown in daylight or on the evening news either. Because they were vampires.

And now you know. And they know that you know. Vampires exist. What can they do? Who do they own? Where is safe? How much is legend, and what is the truth? You don’t know those answers yet. So you’d better start asking questions and picking targets. You have to trace the bloodsuckers’ operations, penetrate their networks, follow their trail, and target their weak points.

Because if you don’t hunt them, they will hunt you. And they will kill you. Or worse. You must mount your own shadow war, on a secret terror that only you know exists. Stay alert, and stay awake. It’s going to be a long night.


Ali jpg
Green jpg
Henley jpg
Morgan jpg

Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster K

2:00pm

So you want to Play D&D?
Limited Capacity seats available

Never Role-played? Want to see if you like it? Come learn as you go in a 0 experience required Introduction to Role-Playing Games with a streamlined, simplified version of the latest edition of the world's most famous RPG, Dungeons&Dragons. Just show up, choose a Race and jump right into an Interactive story telling experience. As you play the main characters of the story you will get to make decisions that will build your character while you learn the basic mechanics of classic Role-Playing.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster N

2:00pm

The Commencement
Limited Capacity seats available

All Starfinders complete their training by conferring with Guidance—a network of uploaded personalities embodying paragons from the Starfinder Society's history. Before receiving the blessing of Guidance, the PCs must meet with and assist critical missions on behalf of key leaders of the Society's leading factions. With the events of the Scoured Stars Incident still fresh in everyone's memory, there's plenty that needs doing to set the Society back on track.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sabino-PFS2

2:00pm

The Hit Man's Daughter
Limited Capacity filling up

It has been discovered that the infamous assassin DakGhost has a daughter. Many factions would like to find her some for less than honorable reasons...You and your team has been called, it is up to you to decide what you are going to do.
This game will have pre-made characters, not previous experience needed, recommended for older teens and up.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster H

2:00pm

Vanguard Vaqueros
Limited Capacity seats available

Join a posse of space cowboys as they travel to an orbiting space station to retrieve knowledge vital to the survival of their dome world. The game system is The 77 Lost Worlds, a science fiction rpg from Stephen Lee and James Ward (of Metamorphosis Alpha and Gamma World fame). Playing cards instead of dice, the Ward Card System, that emphasizes player and GM creativity and agency. Three dimensional figures and props will be provided and used (though they are not necessary to enjoy the rpg).


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster M

2:00pm

7th Sea w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Play 7th Sea with John Wick, the creator! 7th Sea is a tabletop roleplaying game of swashbuckling and intrigue, exploration and adventure, taking place on the continent of Théah, a land of magic and mystery inspired by our own Europe.

Players take on the roles of heroes thrown into global conspiracies and sinister plots, exploring ancient ruins of a race long vanished and protecting the rightful kings and queens of Théah from murderous villains. It is a world of sharp blades and sharp wits, where a cutting retort can be just as deadly as a sword’s point.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster C

2:00pm

ICRPG: Relic Hunters w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Hankerin Ferinale as he unveils his all-new prehistoric setting for ICRPG! Your group of ice age hunters is lost in the snow, and the world needs saving.

GMs
avatar for Brandish Gilhelm

Brandish Gilhelm

Rat Man, Runehammer Games
I am the author and rat-catcher behind RUNEHAMMER, Drunkens & Dragons, RPG Mainframe Podcast and the ICRPG game system. Before I join Dagon in the watery tombs, I will dream with men and wizards...


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster B

2:00pm

One Child's Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

One Child’s Heart explores the participant’s ability to create human connection through roleplay. Players take on the role of child welfare professionals that have agreed to participate in a therapeutic experiment. They are given the chance to travel into the memories of a young person to help them grow emotionally and reframe those memories.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster D

2:00pm

Shannara: Defector
Limited Capacity seats available

A member of the Southland Federation Army has contacted the Border Legion of Callahorn and wishes to defect. He fears for his safety should he remain in lands controlled by the Federation and has arranged a meeting and be escorted to Tyrsis. As members and friends of the Border Legion, your job is to make sure he makes it safely to Callahorn.

Characters will be provided.

GMs
avatar for Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Ping! Development


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster O

2:00pm

Bleak Rising: Surviving the Dome
Limited Capacity seats available

Bleak Rising is an unpublished game created by the GM, Jason Hicks. Bleak Rising is an Arabian Nights inspired game that takes place in a Sonoran-like desert walled off by massive glowing blue domes created by Ifrits, Arabian demons. Players are part of a Risen Network, a group of people that have overcome the illusions of the Ifrit's Majic and are working together to escape the dome. Swag available for game participants.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Muster E

2:00pm

Kids' Track
Join us in Kids' Track for a variety of scheduled and open activities.  We have a special open gaming library just for Kids' Track and lots of scheduled games including kid-friendly RPGs!  You can also enter our coloring contest, add your creativity to our mural, and meet new gaming friends! 

Don't forget to get a Kids' Track passport!  Try out lots of different activities around Kids Track and Rincon and you can win a special prize! 


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Suite 200

2:00pm

RPG: Beginners' Dungeons & Dragons: A Friend in Need (Women's Space)
Limited Capacity seats available

A fun, practical-application, learning adventure designed for those new to Dungeons and Dragons.  

***FOR THIS EVENT, YOU WILL GO TO THE REGULAR RPG MUSTER AREA ON THE SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY ALONGSIDE THE CATALINA BALLROOM 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE START TIME.  THERE, YOU WILL MEET UP WITH THE GM AND OTHER PLAYERS, FILL ANY EMPTY GAME SLOTS, AND GO TO THE WOMEN'S SPACE TO PLAY***


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Executive Suite

2:30pm

Flea Market
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a great opportunity to meet up with local folks to buy, sell, or trade your used games. We're also expanding and including local artisans and craftspeople, so come on down and shop for those unique gaming accoutrements you won't find anywhere else! We will have several tables available, so bring in a pile of games priced to sell or your game-related goods, or just show up with some cash and hunt for an awesome deal! Buyers, there’s no need to register, just come shop! This event will be located in the lecture theater, downstairs from the main lobby. The doors will open to buyers promptly at 2:30pm. SELLERS: To reserve a table, please email the event coordinator at MIKETUNA@GMAIL.COM prior to the event. This will also help in sending out event updates. Note that there will be a $10 per-table fee to participate as a seller, which must be paid in cash during the event. All of this money will go directly to the convention. Each seller will have approximately 8 feet of table space in the lecture hall (tables are about 12-18” wide). All sellers are responsible for their own merchandise and sales throughout the event. Please inventory all used items ahead of time and provide accurate information regarding their condition and completeness. Assignment of tables will be prioritized by attendees who register for this event via email. All remaining sections will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the event. Sellers MUST be at the event 30 minutes prior to the start time to get a table assignment, and set up their merchandise. If you register for this event but do not show up early, your space may be given away if needed.

GMs
avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Canyon Theater

3:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mesa

3:00pm

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

The humorous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: nuclear holocaust! Two to eight players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: if everyone is wiped out, nobody wins! Players will get prizes courtesy of Nuclear War's publisher, Flying Buffalo.


Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Catalina-19

3:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win

Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pima A

3:00pm

BG: DragonWood (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dare to enter Dragonwood! Deep in the heart of this mythical forest lurk angry ogres, giggling goblins, and even the famed and fearsome fire-breathers themselves! Collect sets of adventurer cards to earn dice, which you will use to roll against your foes. Stomp on some fire ants, shriek at a grumpy troll, or strike the menacing orange dragon with a magical silver sword. Choose your strategy carefully because the landscape of Dragonwood is ever-changing. Only the bravest will overcome the odds to emerge victorious!

GMs
avatar for Craig Kinsel

Craig Kinsel

I love playing new games and I love teaching people how to play new games. Board games✅ Card games✅ Role playing games✅ CCGs❌ Newest favorite game? Monster of the Week! Least favorite game ever ? Diplomacy


Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

3:00pm

BG: Kuzushi Seasons w/Creator (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on iconic seasonal flowers found in Japan, Kuzushi Seasons pits 2, 3 or 4 players against each other in a unique game of positional control. Simple rules lead to beautiful complexities in this abstract area control tile placement card game. It's smart, fun, approachable and addictive. If we have enough players, we'll mix in cards from the original Kuzushi to try a 5 or 6 player game on a larger board!

GMs
avatar for Dave Balmer

Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

3:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mesa

4:00pm

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

Welcome to the 1783rd annual Dragon Breeding Competition! Using a pool of dice you must share with the other breeders, send your Dragon Seekers out into the Forest to catch the most rare and wondrous dragons—and find suitable mates! But be careful: time can run out quickly, and unpaired dragons will inflict a steep penalty! Gather the most valuable breeding pairs and claim your rightful title as the Supreme Dragon Breeder in this game from the creators of Dungeon Bazar and Guilds.

GMs
avatar for Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Team Japanime Demo Team


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-17

4:00pm

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

In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots. But be careful as some other Lords also covet these lands...

Dominoes with a kingdom building twist. Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. The game mechanics for obtaining the tiles is clever: the order of who picks first depends on which tile was previously chosen. Make sure to secure tiles with crowns- these royal treasures help to multiply the worth of your kingdom at the end of the game! The game ends when each player has completed a 5x5 grid, and then points are counted based on number of connecting tiles and crowns.

GMs
avatar for Jason Youngdale

Jason Youngdale

Owner & Founder


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-14
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Nuclear War
Limited Capacity filling up

The humorous card game with a tongue-in-cheek view of international diplomacy, propaganda, and finally: nuclear holocaust! Two to eight players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button! This hilarious card game is easy to learn and fast to play. But watch out: if everyone is wiped out, nobody wins! Players will get prizes courtesy of Nuclear War's publisher, Flying Buffalo.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-19

4:00pm

Play-to-Win Games (Open Gaming)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to the Library and check out one of the games in RinCon's Play-to-Win (PTW) section. Every attendee playing a PTW title can enter their name into a drawing for that game (one entry per title per attendee). The drawing will be held at Noon on Sunday.

The available games include almost any game type you could want: solo play, party games, dice, worker placement, deck building, press your luck, and more! See all the titles here: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/245875/rincon-2018-play-win

Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pima A

4:00pm

Dragon Watcher w/Creator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artist Guest of Honor Jessica Feinberg teaches how to play her gorgeously illustrated card game. (And if you're lucky, she might have the Ancient Artifacts expansion...) Collect dragons and use their abilities to hinder your opponents as you race to become the ultimate Dragon Watcher!

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Catalina-ArtLair

4:00pm

BG: Majesty: For the Realm (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity filling up

The crown is up for grabs to whoever can build the richest domain and seize it from their rivals. It'll take a whole kingdom's worth of people to accomplish this monumental task. Rally your citizens, grow your power, and reign supreme in Majesty: For the Realm, a game of strategically selecting who you want to work your lands set during the Middle Ages. Each game, you recruit characters to perform jobs that generate gold for your kingdom. Some characters work better with others, opening many paths to victory. Whether you choose to be a silver-tongued monarch who rules with mercy, or an iron-fisted tyrant who crushes their rivals, the fate of the land rests with you.

GMs
avatar for Ryan Karttunen

Ryan Karttunen

PFS one star GM with years behind the screen and as a player.Running Starfinder Society games at Isle of Games on a monthly basis.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

BG: 18-Card Sushi w/Creator (Kids' Track)
Limited Capacity seats available

18 bite-sized games for 1-4 players!

Every game is different and each takes about 10 minutes. Draw, draft, match, pass, count, memorize, toss, bluff, place, score and discard your way to victory.

GMs
avatar for Dave Balmer

Dave Balmer

Owner / Designer, Gobico
We LOVE making small games that are easy to learn and fun to play again and again! We're an indy game maker form Phoenix AZ and our first titles include: Crazy Cake Bakey, 18 Card Sushi and Kuzushi. Plus we just successfully completed our first kickstarter for Kuzushi Seasons, 3... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

Kids' Track co-op volunteer slot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sign up here to meet the volunteer hour requirements for participation in the drop-off Kids' Track co-op program.

Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Suite 200

4:00pm

Presentation: OSIRIS REx and the Xtronaut: Live Space Exploration through Board Games
Limited Capacity seats available

RinCon special guest, astronomer and board game designer Dante Lauretta, will investigate space exploration and board games.

Lauretta is a professor of planetary science and cosmochemistry at the University of Arizona and the leader of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx, a mission to visit asteroid Bennu, land on it, and return a sample to Earth. He also designs and creates board games combining two of his passions in life: solar system exploration and strategy gaming. His first game, XTRONAUT, captures the real-world thrill and challenges of planetary exploration and gives players a chance to develop space missions and explore the solar system. The game is based on real planetary missions and rocket science and contains elements of politics and strategy that are inspired by the real-life situations that space missions face.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canyon Theater

4:00pm

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Come grab a miniature and spend some time painting with other RinCon attendees!  All skill levels are welcome, and all materials will be supplied.  A skilled painter will be on hand to offer tips, tricks, and techniques.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Crafters Corner

4:00pm

Richard the Lionheart
Limited Capacity filling up

The Crusades have summoned Richard the Lionheart to the Middle East. Back home in England, John Lackland is trying to consolidate his power, recruiting the Sheriff of Nottingham to his side. Opposing them is Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. What will be left of Richard's Kingdom when the Crusades are over?

In Richard the Lionheart, players ally themselves either with Robin Hood or John Lackland. They travel across England, trying to earn prestige points and influence the Crusades from afar. At the end of the game, Richard will return to what's left of his kingdom...if he returns at all. At this time, the player who has earned the most prestige wins.

GMs
DK

Drew Kallen-Keck

Isle of Games


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-IoG1

4:00pm

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

The classic auction and negotiation game, Santiago is about cultivating and watering fields. To accomplish this, a number of tiles denoting various plantation types come into the game each round. The tiles are auctioned off such that each player gets one, and the tiles are then placed onto the game board along with an ownership marker that also indicates how plentiful the tile's yield will be. Whoever bid the lowest in each round gets to be the canal overseer and decides where a canal will be built that round. The other players may make suggestions to help the canal overseer decide, and back up their suggestions with money. The final decision is always wholly up to the overseer, though.

At the end of each round, players determine what the water supply situation looks like. Should a plantation not be sufficiently watered, its production drops dramatically; should it happen more than once, then that plantation may revert to fallow ground. At game's end, naturally only the cultivated land counts. Each plantation is counted according to type – the bigger the better. But since the ownership markers play a role as well, the same plantation can give drastically different points for different players.

GMs

Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-20
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Summer of Rock
Limited Capacity seats available

You just saw the most-awesome rock concert EVER! You and your friends decide right then and there that you are going to drop what you are doing and hit the road, following this band around the country on their summer tour. You will hitchhike your way across America having encounters and rocking out as you try to cram as much rock and roll into a few short weeks as possible during your own Summer of Rock.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-21

4:00pm

Tichu
Limited Capacity seats available

Note: Exactly four players are required to play this game. If three people besides GM sign up, GM will play. If four players besides GM sign up, GM will teach and watch.

Tichu took much of its rules and mechanics from Zheng Fen. It is a partnership climbing card game, and the object of play is to rid yourself of your hand, preferably while scoring points in the process.

The deck is a standard 52-card pack with four special cards added: dog, phoenix, dragon and Mah Jong (1). When it's your turn, you may either beat the current top card combination — single card, pair of cards, sequence of pairs, full house, etc. — or pass. If play passes all the way back to the player who laid the top cards, he wins the trick, clears the cards, and can lead the next one. The card led determines the only combination of cards that can be played on that trick, so if a single card is led, then only single cards are played; if a straight of seven cards is led, then only straights of seven cards can be played, etc.

The last player out in a round gives all the cards he won to the player who exited first, and the last player's unplayed cards are handed to the opposite team. Fives, tens and Kings are worth 5, 10 and 10 points, with each hand worth one hundred points without bonuses — but the bonuses are what drive the game. At the start of a round, each player can call "Tichu" prior to her playing any card. This indicates that she thinks that she can empty her hand first this round; if she does so, her team scores 100 points, and if not, it loses 100 points. Cards are dealt at the start of a round in a group of eight and a group of six; a player can call "Grand Tichu" after looking at only her first eight cards for a ±200 point bonus. If both players on a team exit a round prior to either player on the opposite team, then no points are scored for cards and the winning team earns 200 points (with Tichu/Grand Tichu bonuses and penalties being applied as normal).

The first team to 1,000 points wins.


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-15

4:00pm

Artisans: City Crafter
Limited Capacity seats available

In Artisans: City Crafter, players take on the role of a foremen that sends off there workers to gather resources, train other workers, and create buildings for your neighborhood.
Artisans: City Crafter is a worker placement / engine building game with a rotating resource availability mechanic.

Artisans: City Crafter is a game for 2-4 players that runs about 1.5 - 2 hours.
This game is a playtest.

GMs
avatar for Rogelio Long

Rogelio Long

Partner/Manager, 3wm


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-10
  • Content Rating Teen

4:00pm

Megacity Heist
Limited Capacity filling up

You are up and coming villain and the prosperous city of Megacity is ripe for the taking. The catch, not only must you face the city's opposition and their heroes but you are also going against other would be villains. Who will take control of the city in this strategy game where the key to victory is great Henchmen control.

GMs
WE

Willy Enriquez

3 Wizards Of The Moustache


Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Catalina-13

4:00pm

GIANT Axiom
Limited Capacity seats available

AXIOM is a sci fantasy trick taker where the players represent “Channelers”, magic users of three different sources of power in a struggle to form the most Crystals of power in the game. Players do this by winning the “Struggle” or trick each turn, earning a fragment. When a player has three fragments they form one of the crystals exposed at the start of the game, taking control of it and triggering its one time affect.

They win the struggle by playing 2 cards from a hand of 10, drafted at the start of a round, simultaneously face down each turn. These cards will manipulate the game state by triggering spells, gaining the players points in one or more of the sources of power for later use and winning the struggle through sheer combined value of the cards revealed. 

When the exposed crystals are controlled or the players would empty their hands after the 3rd draft, the game is over, the player controlling the most crystals being declared the winner. Depending on the source of power a Channeller has at that time they have either saved or destroyed their world.

2-4 Players 10 and up 40-60 Minutes Giant Sized