OGRE 101: Registering for a game as a Player

Key Definitions

Onsite Gaming Registration – This is the means by which a player commits to play or register for a game during the con or event.  The only way to register for a game during the con or event is to register on site.  You must register for the convention or event first and have that proof of registration (usually a badge) to get your online account activated.

Gaming Preregistration – This is the means by which a player commits to play or register for a game before the con or event.  The only way to register for a game before the con or event is to preregister for the con or event first.  Once that is  verified, your account can be activated.

Activation – Your OGRe account must be activated to register for games. You can browse games and even propose games without activation, but to gain the privilege to register for a game, one must have an activate OGRe account associated to the convention or event.


Register for Games

At any of our events or client events, we use our in-house designed tool called OGRe.  Its primary function is to give those that have registered for the convention or event the privilege of registering for our tabletop gaming events.  In order to do this, a person MUST have the following:

  1. A valid and active account on OGRe, which requires a unique email address for each person.
  2. A valid registration or badge for the convention or event.

If you do not have a #1, it can be made for you onsite.

Activating Account

There are three ways to activate your account

  1. Activate it when you preregistered for the convention.  For MACE events, that is through an activation code sent to you by email.
  2. Activate it onsite with the onsite code, available at gaming registration
  3. Manual Activation – the Gaming coordinator can activate your account.  That can be done via email prior to the con or at the gaming registration table on site.  Either way, you must be registered for the convention first.

What games do you need to register for?

Not all games require registration.  Only games that are unique instances with limited seating or a player cap need to be registered for.  Role playing games, specific tabletop board or card game events and some tournaments have a player cap or limited seating at the table.  Seats are allocated at a first come, first serve basis except in the came of other game masters.  Those that volunteer ahead of time to run games get the privilege to register for games through OGRe before preregistration opens to paying attendees.

Open demos, large tournaments, short games, game library or player’s choice games are all examples of games that don’t require you to register.  For these games, you simply find the game master or game event coordinator and ask if he has room for more players. They might have a second copy of the game or they might be almost finished with the current game and can give you a time when the next one will start.  In these cases, we leave it to the game master (at their request) to manage the seating at their table.

However, for online registration, most of these games are open to registration for many reasons.  For some open demos, it is helpful for the GM to know there are people interested.  They may have a long time block set up but their demos may only take an 1  to 2 hours.  This should be noted in either the title or the description.  You can sign up for that with the expectation to get priority when he has an open slot or arrange a time prior to the convention by contacting the GM.

Registering for Games

There are three ways to register for games, once you have an active and valid OGRe account.

  1. Preregister online through OGRe for the gaming events prior to the convention
  2. Register online through OGRe for the gaming events during the convention.
  3. Register onsite at gaming registration by filling out a Onsite Ticket and dropping it off in the InBox at gaming registration.  We’ll get to it as soon as possible.

Game Registration Tickets

OGRe allows the player to print out tickets in PDF form.  They can also be presented virtually on a tablet or phone.  These are simply used as proof to the GM or gaming event coordinator that you as a player have a right to a seat at his gaming event table.  Once that is accomplished, the tickets can be thrown out.

Pre-release Mystic Value Card Game demos at ConCarolinas 2016

ConCarolinas 2016 will have pre release demos of AEG’s new game Mystic Vale.  They will take place all day Saturday, in the No Ordinary Gamers section (along with the Steve Jackson Games Demos, Looney Labs Demos and Atlas Games Demos).

About Mystic Value

A curse has been placed on the Valley of Life. Hearing the spirits of nature cry out for aid, clans of druids have arrived, determined to use their blessings to heal the land and rescue the spirits. It will require courage and also caution, as the curse can overwhelm the careless who wield too much power.

In Mystic Vale, 2 to 4 players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game!

  • Innovative Card Crafting System creates a game experience like you’ve never played before!
  • Beautiful artwork and graphics that bring the game to life.
  • Concise rules offer a deep gaming experience with meaningful decisions.
  • Tremendous replay value that will increase with future expansions.

Download the Mystic Vale Rulebook (12.7 MB PDF)
Download the Mystic Vale Card List (1 MB PDF)


About 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.


ConCarolinas 2016

June 03-05 2016
Sci-fi Carolina Style
Embassy Suites Concord
Concord, NC

ConCarolinas is a Client Convention of JustUs Productions.  They have hired JustUs to run their tabletop gaming track.  Anything other questions should be directed to the Convention Committee of ConCarolinas.  See their website for more information.


Infinity Miniature Game Demos at ConCarolinas 2016

We have added Infinity miniature game demos to the ConCarolinas 2016 gaming schedule.  They are taking place Saturday morning and afternoon.  Each demo will be between 30 mins to an hour.  Nothing is needed to play, everything is supplied.

Infini_intro_1

About Infinity

Infinity is a tabletop wargame in which sci-fi themed miniatures are used to simulate futuristic skirmishes.

Infinity recreates Direct Action operations, high-stakes missions in the battlefront or behind enemy lines, where victory or death are a trigger pull away. Players command a small group of elite soldiers, chosen for their adequacy to the mission parameters at hand. Each battle calls for a different composition, and building an effective team from hand-picked members of different regiments is key to a successful operation.

Infinity is a groundbreaking, dynamic system that allows you to make meaningful, fun choices throughout the entire game sequence, and gives you the tools to implement any number of strategies with realism and flexibility.

Each miniature represents a soldier, a robot or a creature of some kind, capable of independent movement and action. As a game element, miniatures include the circular base they are affixed to. Miniatures have different in-game point Costs depending on their combat prowess, their armament and their gear.

Infinity miniatures have a scale in millimeters. The standard scale, 28 mm, represents the height of an average man. All other miniatures are scaled up or down around that average figure.

Visit our online store to browse our extensive and ever-updating range.

Hull Breach Charity Tournament at ConCarolinas 2016

ConCarolinas 2016 Gaming will host a new Charity event to Operation Supply Drop. $10 buy-in for this event per player, all proceeds going to Operation Supply Drop, their partnered Charity.

Your $10 will give you $20 worth of Cheats, usable to aid yourself or hinder opposing Commanders in a game of Hull Breach! (Or several, depending on attendance) If that’s not enough, you can always Cheat for cash on the table during the game. But be warned – anyone walking by can also drop money on the table to horn in. For experienced Commanders, we welcome you to bring your nastiest Pro-Decks to this full-out war!


About 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.


ConCarolinas 2016

June 03-05 2016
Sci-fi Carolina Style
Embassy Suites Concord
Concord, NC

ConCarolinas is a Client Convention of JustUs Productions.  They have hired JustUs to run their tabletop gaming track.  Anything other questions should be directed to the Convention Committee of ConCarolinas.  See their website for more information.


ConCarolinas 2016 Gaming Schedule PDF

Downloadable schedule is here.

UPDATED: 05/26/2016

Also here is the Layout for the gaming room

ConCarolinas 2016 Gaming Layout


ConCarolinas 2016

June 03-05 2016
Sci-fi Carolina Style
Embassy Suites Concord
Concord, NC

ConCarolinas is a Client Convention of JustUs Productions.  They have hired JustUs to run their tabletop gaming track.  Anything other questions should be directed to the Convention Committee of ConCarolinas.  See their website for more information.


Classic Battletech at ConCarolinas 2016

Bill Zeigler and friends returns once again to ConCarolinas 2016 with new scenarios and new terrain for another weekend of Classic Battletech madness.

About Classic Battletech

Classic BattleTech is a table-top wargame set in the fictional BattleTech universe that simulates combat between futuristic mechanized forces. Originally published by FASA Corporation, the game is now produced by Catalyst Game Labs under license from WizKids.


Battletech in the past


ConCarolinas 2016

June 03-05 2016
Sci-fi Carolina Style
Embassy Suites Concord
Concord, NC

ConCarolinas is a Client Convention of JustUs Productions.  They have hired JustUs to run their tabletop gaming track.  Anything other questions should be directed to the Convention Committee of ConCarolinas.  See their website for more information.