Orccon 2018 Special Events
2018 CATAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER
Three games each qualifier on Friday and Saturday with a two game finals on Sunday. The top 8 players from each qualifier will advance to the Finals on Sunday. There is an additional $10 fee for this event. Final winner will be sent to the Catan United States Championship (CUSC) at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio.
HOW TO WRITE FOR GAMES
Featuring John Compton, Organized Play Lead Developer of Paizo Publishing, author Gabrielle Harbowy and additional surprise guests, this panel will explore tips and tricks for writing better games as well as how to get started professionally. The event will include a raffle to play in an early-access Starfinder RPG Adventure written and game mastered by John Compton! Refreshments will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
The panel will take place Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the Carmel room.
INTO THE RIFTS: ESCAPE THE MULTIVERSE
Rifts is a science fiction fantasy game in a post-apocalyptic setting in which technology and science co-exist and clash with magic and psychic power. The Rifts Living campaign is a shared campaign setting with a codified set of rules. Experience the Megaverse as a Robotech Pilot, Pacific Rim Gladiator, Giant Godzilla Spawn, Jedi Knight, Magic Wielding Warrior or some combination thereof and fight ruthless villains! Don’t hesitate– all known realities are counting on you!
MAGIC: THE GATHERING COMMANDER
Phil DeLuca and his Commanderin’ Magic: the Gathering podcast want to bring the Commander format to Orccon. This special multi-part event will use community-developed rules. Join in and see the appeal of the Commander format!
FILM SCREENING: TOURNAMENT
Tournament is a Little Big film about a group of nerdy friends that become an unlikely family. They gather for an epic trading card game in their local game shop. When a smart and beautiful outsider joins the group, friendships are tested and everything turns upside down. Snacks and soda available. Meet some of the stars!
Screenings will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in room #1635.
HAPPY JACKS: LIVE FROM ORCCON 2018
Happy Jacks RPG Podcast is a passionate, irreverent roundtable discussion of the tabletop roleplaying hobby. At conventions, the hosts open up the mics to the audience to talk about their gaming experiences at the conventions and discuss ways to improve their experience at the table. Share your gaming experiences, ask questions, make demands.
Happy Jacks: Live from Orccon 2018 will take place Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in the Carmel room.
ITC WARHAMMER 40K GRAND TOURNAMENT
Warhammer 40K is back in a big way! Bring your 2000-point army for Independent Tournament Circuit play at Orccon! Standard ITC rules will be used. 3 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday will be played using ITC Scenarios. Please bring 2 copies of your army list to the event. Email questions to email@example.com.
TEAM YANKEE INVITATIONAL
Two day tournament, 3 rounds Saturday, 2 on Sunday. 70 point armies on Saturday, 85 points on Sunday. Please contact the game master at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions on how to register for this event.
GAMECRAFT MINIS TOURNAMENTS
GameCraft Miniatures will be providing prize support for special Bolt Action and Hail Caesar tournaments at Orccon 2018– they secured awesome prizes directly from Warlord Games! If you have not signed up for these events yet, do not delay. Don’t forget to stop by GameCraft’s booth in the Dealer Room for all your Bolt Action and Hail Caesar miniatures, terrain, rules and accessories needs.
Repeating But Unique Events
Miniature Boot Camp
We are hosting a number of miniature game demos. Many of the hottest and newest will be showcased. Daily from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday!
Come by for some short and quick demonstrations of these miniature games. Miniatures are provided.
Strategicon Paint and Take
Located at the edge of Miniatures in International Ballroom A, Paint and Take is a place to sit, wind down and learn about miniature figurine painting from our great staff! A number of generous sponsors (GMI, Games Workshop, Reaper, etc.) have provided miniatures and paint, but feel free to bring your own minis. All levels are welcome, from absolute beginner to expert.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Monday MEGA Tournaments
Saturday Night MEGA: Splendor 10 pm
Monday Morning MEGA: 7 Wonders 9 am
Come learn the latest games at the Game Library! New titles from publishers like Rio Grande, Queen, Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, Gamewright, Mayday Games and more will be explained to new players looking to try them out.