Dragonflight 2013 convention program

coverI’ve finished preparing the program for the 2013 edition of Seattle’s Dragonflight game convention. It will be the 34th edition of the convention, and you can expect lots of board gaming, wargames, role-playing, miniatures games, etc.

In addition to the print version which will of course be available at the door that weekend (August 9-11, 2013), you can download it as an e-book in three different formats: .PDF (good for viewing onscreen on PC, iPad, etc.), .ePub (for Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, etc.) and .mobi (for Kindle, etc.)

The files should be posted shortly to the official convention site, but you can also get them from:

  • ISSUU: Viewable online in magazine format; to download as PDF, click on “Share” in the bottom left area, then on “Download.
  • Google Drive: Here is the PDF version; and here are the .ePub and .mobi versions, zipped together including cover and metadata.

Thanks to Everyone!

Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Emerald City Gamefest!  On behalf of all the members of the Flying Committee, we hope you enjoyed yourselves, and look forward to seeing you next year!

It’s the Gamer’s Garage Sale!

Games Galore!

On July 4th, the Emerald City Gamefest will hold a Gamers Garage Sale at theYardsale3Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore. Role playing games, board games, card games, all will be on sale from 10AM to 5PM! The proceeds from this sale will go to pay for this year’s Emerald City Gamefest in November!

Open Gaming!

Try before you buy! Or bring a game and your friends and play a game or two! We’ll have table space set aside so that you and your friends can stop on by and play a couple of games on the 4th of July!

Participate in the Sale!

There are three ways that you can participate in the yard sale

  • Stop by and browse!
  • Bring your games by and we will sell them for you! *
  • Donate your unloved and unwanted gaming items to the Gamefest!

*Just bring whatever you want to sell by or contact us to pick it up.  List the price you are willing to accept for the item and we will sell it for you and split the profits, 50/50.  Any unsold items will be returned to you.

When: July 4th, 2009
Where: Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
6211 NE 182nd Street
Kenmore, WA, 98028
Phone: (425) 486-3777
Time: 10am – 5pm
Email: yardsale@emeraldcitygamefest.org

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ConQuest NW report


Last weekend’s ConQuest NW was great fun, if exhausting.

On Friday I played in the Mouse Guard RPG, and in the Once Upon A Time non-collectible card game.  On Saturday I played in a role-playing game called Knights of the Road, Knights of the Rail, another RPG called In A Wicked Age, and a board game, Vanished Planet.  Mickey “Geek Girl” Schulz and I also sat down to record segments for a new podcast we are starting, called Geek Sisterhood.

On Sunday, I ran a game of Cat, a game which seems to attract uncanny interest in terms of attendance; most of the players had been in previous episodes of the game these last two years.

I also had a great time chatting with so many people I only get to play with at conventions.  All in all, an excellent convention, and perhaps my best experience at ConQuest NW to date.  Thank you very much to everybody who made it happen, from the organizers to our friends to the new people we met.

Games for NW Conquest

Here are the games I am running for NW Conquest

Friday 2 pm

Arkham Horror (Board Game)

Based on the popular works of HP Lovecraft. The year is 1938. The Old Ones seek to rise and crush the pitiful race of man. Their minions flock to their bidding and open the gates between their worlds and yours. You are one of handful of investigators who seek to stop them. Can you succeed or will your body and sanity be too little to withstand the soul shattering horrors pitted against you?

Saturday 2 pm

The Horror of Blackmore Manor (AD&D 3.5)

For all those players who miss a good fashioned adventure. Generations have passed since a terrible curse befell Blackmoor Manor. To this day fearful peasants tell of the horrors that stalk those dreaded halls. Many have sought to destroy the unhallowed evil that lies there and failed. Can you succeed where they failed? For 6 players of 9th level.

Sunday noon

The Treasure of the Ebon Star (Star Wars d6)

An adventure set in the classic Rebellion era of Episodes IV-V. An old friend goes missing. Legends of an ancient treasure. Imperial entanglements. Open war raging between the bounty hunters, pirates and crime lords of an entire sector. How does it all tie together- and why are they all after you?

Oly 6 players per game (8 if well behaved and team players, so sign up early!

Games I am running at Conquest NW

Here’s a list of the games I am running at this year’s Conquest NW.

Friday, 2:00 pm

A Mission to Barkstone

Mouse Guard

4.5 hrs, 3 players

Spring, 1153 In the wake of Midnight’s rebellion the town of Barkstone has been left short of supplies and has few militia left. Your patrol is being dispatched to help protect foraging parties being sent perilously close to the Darkheather in search of food.

Saturday, 9:00 am

Won’t You Spare me Over ’til Another Year?

Knights of the Road, Knights of the Rail,

4.5 hrs, 6 players

THE DATE: 1934

THE PLACE: Picayune, Mississippi

You and your bunkies were catting a freight when you got spied by the bulls and had to hit the grit or do a hitch. Now you’ve jungled up for the night and are gathered about your gunboat, downing the last of your mulligan stew, when unearthly singing calls to you across the cotton fields. Can you and your fellow ‘boes save an innocent woman and child when Old Man Death comes a’callin?

Saturday, 2:00 pm

To Ward Against the Darkness

Quaestors of the Middle Realm (set in Tekumel),

4.5 hrs, 6 players

For thousands of years the Sinking Land clan has lived in the great marshes of the Flats of Tsechélnu. Now trouble has come in the form of a courier dressed in the uniform of the Omnipotent Azure Legion, his body found in the marsh, bloated from exposure to the Food of the Ssú. A messenger has been dispatched to Penóm but it is a six-day round trip. Can you solve the mystery before an Imperial investigation brings trouble to your village?

Sunday, 9:00 am

Vanished Planet

2 hrs, 5 players

EARTH HAS VANISHED. A seething mass of darkness has appeared where earth once was, and is stretching its deadly tentacles towards the homeworlds. Now cryptic messages are being transmitted from vanished planet Earth. It s up to you to complete these goals, banish the creature, and restore Earth before your homeworld is destroyed! Vanished Planet is a cooperative game for 1-6 players who must work together to manage their resources and complete mission goals to win.

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