mini-mace (intentionally all lowercase) is a game day event put on by the organizers of MACE, that takes place at a location where we can all enjoy good food and gaming all day. Some games are scheduled while many others are pick-up or from our library. 50 to 60 gamers usually attend a very fun-filled day of gaming. Traditionally, because of space issues, we only schedule role playing games and board games. mini-mace is dedicated to providing the highest quality games and related activities to you,the gamer.
mini-mace originated as an idea between Ron McClung and Jeff Smith to bring their two favorite things together – eating and gaming. Justus events, mostly due to necessity, has had some food involved. MACE has had the MACE cafe and now has the Grinnin’ Golbin, so Jeff and Ron thought it would be a good idea to host a smaller event like a game day out of a food establishment willing to tolerate a bunch of gamers playing games in their restaurant. Because Jeff and Ron felt that local fans of MACE could not get enough gaming from just MACE, they thought it would be a good idea to try it out at a game day.
mini-mace started in 2003, out of a restaurant called the Camelot’s Feast in Greensboro, NC. We had about 50 to 60 people turn out, with a wide variety of board games and role playing games on the schedule. It was a great success despite being nearly interrupted by a hurricane the week before. Jeff and Ron had thought we had found the perfect home for mini-mace and looked for to hosting it at Camelot’s Feast once again, but unfortunately, fate had other ideas. Camelot’s Feast burned down that same year, leaving mini-mace with no home.
It wasn’t until 2006 that they found a home once again for mini-mace. Through some friends of Jeff (yes, gaming friends), Jeff arranged for a mini-mace at the Golden Corral at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem. Once again, it was a great success. Justus Prodctions has been hosting a mini-mace at least once per year in the Winston-Salem area ever since. In 2008, mini-mace expanded to 2 events at the Golden Corral, one early in the year and one later. In 2009, they attempted to expand even further with mini-mace south in Greenville, SC, but due to lack of preregistrations, that one had to be cancelled.
In 2014, however, due to price increases at the Golden Corral, mini-mace had to find a new home. Jeff made arrangements at his Church, Bunker Hill UMC to host it in their fellowship hall, and brought in food through the Ginnin’ Goblin. Since then, min-mace has been thriving in its new home.
To this day, Justus Productions still seeks out places in the Carolinas to host a mini-mace. It is prefer that the location to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a buffet format and have a private room were games can be played. Contact Jeff Smith if you think you know a good place we can host a mini-mace.
Registration Opens: 8:00 am
First game slot: 9:00 am
Second Game Slot: 1:30 pm
Last Game Slot: 6:00 pm
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Role playing Games
If you want to run any kind of gaming event (General Gaming), contact .
Note: All other Living campaigns like D&D AL, Pathfinder Society, Shadowrun Missions and others fall under the umbrella of Organized Play at our events.
Board/Card/Small Scale Table Top Games
Many of our board games at mini-mace are pick up from either our library or other libraries people bring, however some larger board games or “epic” board games may require scheduling because of time limitations. If you want to run a specific game, feel free to contact to schedule your game.
Because of space limitations, there is usually not enough room to schedule larger events like miniature games or live action games. If you think your game would fit in our environment, feel free to contact to discuss the possibility.