Con Features & Special Events

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These are select featured events that we have or had on the schedule at MACE or MACE West.  Please check the current game schedule for current times and locations.  If you wish to preregister for any of these events (assuming they are on the schedule), click here for our Game Schedule. You must be preregistered for the con/game day to preregister for game event. Contact the  with any questions. You do not HAVE to preregister for games but in the cases of Tournaments or Sponsored events, it is always a good idea to preregister. Some events have limited seating.  All seating in those cases are handled on a first sign up, first serve basis. We always have registration on site.

Con Feature
Dealers Room

Come buy some stuff!  Every year, MACE and MACE West (and any other weekend long JustUs event) sets aside a some space for a few vendors with a gaminga nd fandom theme. We hope you take a chance to browse and may even buy a few things.

 

 

MACE Kids!

Kids Program & Kids Gaming: When and where possible, MACE and MACE West hosts gaming and fun times for kids of all ages.  MACE events are always a family friendly experience.  All children of any age may stop by with their parents at any time. Specifics and rules are subject to change based on volunteer staff and their availability.  All kids games are listed in OGRe with the affiliation KID.

 

MACE Flea Market

MACE only (for now). Sell or Trade your old gaming stuff. MACE is providing a chance for you not sell your old games and accessories like a yard sale. This is not for vendors to sell current games, or game stores to sell their old stock, this is for regular folks to sell their old out-of-print gaming stuff. You set up your own schedule. We will just set up tables. All sales are final. No retail sales allowed here. Negotiating and bargaining are encouraged.

We are going to set up tables in the hallway outside the elevators. 4 or 5 depending on space. We are going to try and keep it as simple as possible. I did not want to make any more complicated then it needs to be. Basically these tables are available for you to sell any old, used and/or out of print games and fandom merch. This is not a place for new or unopened product or a place for vendors. You can set your own schedule for when you want to sell. If there are not tables available, try again some other time. I would not recommend waiting to the last day because (1) people will have less money by then, (2) I think a lot of people are going to wait last minute.

Cornhole Tournaments

When possible, weather permitting, MACE events likes to host something diferent – a Cornhole touranment – usually Saturday morning or afternoon. 2-person tames sign up through OGRe or at Gaming Registration

What is Cornhole?

It has been called many things, Corn Toss, Bean Bag, Bean Toss, Soft Horseshoes, Indiana Horseshoes, but to many of us born and raised in Kentucky and the southern part of Ohio, the game is passionately referred to as Cornhole. It has been said that the game originated in Germany in the 14th century, and then was rediscovered in the hills of Kentucky over 100 years ago. The truth is, who really knows, but the game is great fun for all ages and can be played anywhere!

Cornhole or Corn Toss is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Scoring can be swift and the lead may change hands several times in a match before the winner is decided. The game is generally played tournament style with an individual or team being named the champion at the end of the tournament.

It’s great fun for the whole family.

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Collectible Card Games
CCG/TCG Tournaments

Depending on support, tournament director availability and demand, MACE and MACE West has hosted a variety of CCG tournaments including Magic, Legends of the 5 Rings and Pokemon.  We have gained support from a variety of local game stores including Above Board Games, Get Some Games, Comic Monstore and others.  Check the schedule for Collectible Card Game events for times and locations.

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Computer Games
Artemis, the Starship Bridge Simulator

Captain your own ship! Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game that simulates the running of a space ship bridge.

Artemis is a social game where several players work together to run a ship during a high stakes battle indeep space. All of the players must work together, each taking on the role of a bridge officer with one player acting as the captain, in order to protect the sector from invading forces.  Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the ship’s “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control.

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Live Action Games
Live Action Role Plays (LARPs)

From World of Darkness to Stargate Live Action games, fantasy to Loivecraftian, we have had them all.  Check the schedule for our latest live action events.  If you are interesting in running one, please contact the Gaming Coordinator.  Space availability may vary between events.

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Miniature Games
Historical Miniatures Games

Historical gaming for us has been growing steadily over the past severeal years as space allows.  At MACE , brought to you by the Catawba War Gamers and the Fort Mill Historical Gamers.  At MACE West, brought to you by the Asheville Historicals.  See Schedule for HST events.

 

 

Classic Battletech

Classic Robot Battle Game.  Ever since our early days in High Point, we have had Battletech. Bring your own supplies or play with what the GM brings.  All are welcome.

Star Wars: X-Wing: The Miniature Game

When possible, depending on GM availablility, MACE events have hosted a variety of Star Wars X-Wing tournaments.  MACE 2014 hosted a Epic Battle tournment and MACE West 2015 hosted a MACEwest 500 Race tournament (Asheville Flight Club).  Check schedule for specific times and locations of these events.

Warmachine & Hordes Events

Warmachine and Hordes. Brought to you by NC Gun Bunnies & Privateer Press.  Iron Arena and Privateer Press board/card game as well as RPG demos.  

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Table Top/Board/Card Games
I Drank What? Tournament

By Empire Games, at MACE only.  Wine Glass Tournament. Empire Games will have wine glasses to give away each round and a giant wine glass to give away for the grand championship round on Sunday.   Each round’s winner gets a wine glass and can come back on Sunday at High Noon for the Grand Championship round.

 

Sherwood Games & In The City: Origins

Demos All Weekend, MACE and sometimes MACE West. Demo’ed by game designer, Duncan Davis.  The king has died! To save the city from usurpers, you must use guile, stealth, and cunning to outwit your enemies. Shifting alliances, unreliable partners, and devious opponents all complicate your path to the throne. Manipulate aristocrats, generals, and ignoble citizenry as you seize the crown and save your city.

Steve Jackson /Altas Games/Looney Labs Demos

Steve Jackson Games Demos by No Ordinary Gamers.  A variety of SJ Games including Munchkin (all varieties), Revolition, Frag and othersis available. Look for games marked with the NOG Tag on the schedule.

Hull Breach

Demos & Official MACE Exclusive Event. What is Hull Breach?  Hull Breach is a sci-fi cards-and-dice game featuring epic space combat between ships, firefights between Marine boarding parties, and plenty of clever tactics and galaxy-shaking events. You command of a space station belonging to one of our several in-game factions and fight it out with one or more other Commanders to achieve galactic domination! The object of the game is to protect your Station – your home in space – from other Commanders while trying to capture or destroy theirs.  Be warned – they’re trying to do the same thing to you. It’s a tough galaxy and at the end of the day only one Commander gets to remain standing.

Best of all, while we encourage customization and deck-building, this isn’t one of those “collectible”  card games that will have you tearing through randomized foil packs of cards to find the ones you want. Hull Breach plays right out of the box and you’ll know where you can find every card in the game without having to drop a ton of space-cash on boosters or turn to the secondary market to field a competitive deck.

UnPub Events

Unpublished Games, Playtests and Prototypes: MACE, MACE West and sometimes mini-mace have had the privileged distinction of being a testing ground for a wide variety of prototype games and unpublished game demos. We welcome any and all unpublished designers to come, grab a table and test their designs out on our attendees.  All schedule Unpublished playtests and demos are marked with the UNPUB tag in OGRe. However, there are many unscheduled and pick up events at our events as well.

Board Game Library

When possible, JustUs Productions provides a Board Game Library of select games from the statff’s collection.  Space is provided for you to play any of a wide variety of games.  You are also welcome to bring your own and play in this space provided.

Kickstarter Table Top/Board/Card Games

All MACE events welcome those creative and brave souls that take on the world of Kickstarter.  Demo your Kickstarter game!  Advertise your Kickstarter on this web site, on our social network, on The Gamer Codex and at our events!  We would be glad to provide any opportunity for you to help push your Kickstarter to success.

Mage Wars Tournament

Since it’s release in 2012, MACE (in November) has hosted a Mage Wars tournament of some kind.  A growing Mage Wars tournament community in Charlotte has grown and now they run a tournament at MACE to support the Wounded Warrior program.  We are pround to host this event.

 

CoolMiniorNot Inc Games

At MACE primarily, the guys from CoolMinisorNot have been regulars demoing a wide variety of their games. This includes Zombicide: Cooperative Zombie survival game – Take the role of Survivors versus the undead hordes! Other games include Kaos Ball and Rivet Wars

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RPG
Savage Saturday Night

Brought to you by PEG and Beautiful Brains. A variety of Savage World settings Saturday Night! Some games will be run by professional game writers for the Savage World Line.

D&D Adventurers League Campaigns

The D&D Adventurers League Player’s Bundle.  The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games at any place that features adventures bearing the D&D Adventurers League logo. You can create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League is supported. Most D&D Adventurers League games are public, in-person play events. Typical venues for these events are game and hobby stores, conventions, and public-accessible game day events.

Pathfinder Society

You can not have gaming, especially RPG gaming, at a con without Pathfinder Society.  Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a worldwide fantasy roleplaying campaign that puts YOU in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil.

The campaign’s home base is sprawling Absalom, the so-called City at the Center of the World, that stands astride the great Inner Sea on the mountain-capped Isle of Kortos. A Pathfinder’s adventures explore the dark alleys and political intrigue of Absalom between far-flung travels to the most interesting and exotic locales in the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.  In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of the competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas.

Kickstarter RPGs

All MACE events welcome those creative and brave souls that take on the world of Kickstarter.  Demo your Kickstarter game!  Advertise your Kickstarter on this web site, on our social network, on The Gamer Codex and at our events!  We would be glad to provide any opportunity for you to help push your Kickstarter to success.

Special Guest GM RPG events

Through out the schedule, MACE events have hosted RPG sessions run by professionsal in the industry that have written for these games.  There is nothing like playing in a game run by the people that shape the universe.  These GMs have included Chad Bowser, Clint Black, Darren Watts, Jason Bulmahn, Peter Schweighoffer, Sean Patrick Fannon, Shane Lacy Hensley, Christina Stiles, Robert Hudson, Mike Welhm, Neil Spicer, Jason Morningstar and Steve Segedy.  See our schedule for Special Guest GM events.

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