MACE 2016: Featured Game Designer, Stephen Avery

MACE 2016 is proud to welcome the tabletop gaming wizard Stephen Avery back to our convention again.  He will be bringing some of his games to demo, including some prototypes.   Stephen Avery will have his game Nothing Personal available to demo throughout the weekend, as well as Ta-Daa!.

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Be sure to catch him in the game rooms.


MACE 2016

November 11-13 2016
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2016 Math Trade

Welcome to the No-Ship Math Trade for MACE (November 11 – 13, 2016) in Charlotte, NC!

To participate in this Math Trade you MUST be an attendee of MACE Gaming Convention, and be able to be present during the trade execution at 12:30 pm on Saturday, November 12th 2016.
The designated meeting area is by the escalators.

Dates
– Submissions close: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:00 PM EST
– Wants due: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 10:00 PM EST
– Results posted: As soon as I can after close
– Trade Execution: Saturday, November 12, 2016 12:30pm at MACE

Discussion Thread (to discuss issues related to this math trade): MACE 2016 No Ship Math Trade Discussion thread

Request List (to request items that you would like to see people list in the math trade): MACE 2016 (Charlotte, NC ) No Ship Math Trade (REQUESTS)

Rules

1. Use of the On-Line Want List Generator (OLWLG) http://bgg.activityclub.org/olwlg/ is required for this event.

2. Do NOT delete any entries or sweeteners after they have been listed. You can always submit a blank want list for an entry if you’ve traded it away before the deadline or decided to keep that item.

3. Board and card games, BGG-related items (including Geek Gold), RPG items, video games, DVDs/BluRays, and books are allowed in this math trade. Cash and Gift certificates are NOT allowed.

4. You must describe, as accurately as possible, the condition of both the components and box, language and edition of your item and any sweeteners. You must also inventory the game’s components and list anything missing and/or damaged. If you do not, the game is expected to be complete, in like-new condition and be the most recent English edition.

5. Sweeteners are to be listed using the “Insert Geek Link” dropdown or you can manually insert the GAMEID using BGG formatting. If you don’t use this format your sweeteners won’t show up in the OLWLG properly. Do NOT list any item, using a Geek Link if that item is itself not included in the offering. The OLWLG will pick this up as an item that is being included. Similarly, if you are listing something which is a component, promo, or accessory of a game, list it either with its own BGG entry or using “Outside the Scope of BGG”. DO NOT LIST IT AS THE ITEM, IF YOU DO SO THE WANTLIST FOR THAT ITEM WILL BE BLANKED TO AVOID CONFUSION.

6. You are required to periodically check your entries for comments and respond to them appropriately. The OLWLG will let you know if any of your items have unanswered comments. If you need to add a comment which can in any way be construed as “lessening” the value or desirability of the game, you should instead edit the entry to blank it out and re-enter it. This also goes for edits of the main item. Any downgrades of an item after it has been posted will not be tolerated and may result in that item’s want list being blanked by the moderator, at the moderator’s discretion.

7. Only errors by the moderator will invalidate the results. In the case that there is a problem after the results are posted, the trade will be re-run with the issue addressed.

8. No geekgold arbitrage. You may not put geekgold on the want list for your geekgold entry. Any occurrences of arbitrage in the end results will result in that user’s entire wantlist for all entries to be removed.

9. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ENTERING INTO THIS MATH TRADE IS A COMMITMENT TO TRADE THE ITEMS THAT YOU ARE INDICATING YOU ARE WILLING TO TRADE FOR YOUR ITEM. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DOUBLE CHECK DUPLICATE PROTECTION AND CHECK BOXES. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO TRADE ONE OF YOUR ITEMS FOR ANOTHER ITEM, DO NOT INCLUDE IT IN YOUR WANTLIST. THE RESULTS ONCE POSTED ARE BINDING.

10. If circumstances arise that prevent you from being present at the trade execution time, you can have a proxy execute your trades for you, or you are responsible for any shipping costs and logistics for your trades. Please do not enter this trade if you are not 100% certain that you will be an attendee of MACE

Useful links
Math_Trades http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Math_Trades– If you’re new to math trades, follow this link to learn the ropes.
Math Trades for Dummies http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/287152/math-trades-for-d…- Another good intro.
Math Trade FAQ for Newbies https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/181401/math-trade-faq-new… – A great set of answers to common questions
OLWLG http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/OLWLG– Read here for help using the On-Line Want List Generator to submit your want list.
Math Trade Video Tutorials http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/568078/math-trade-video-…
Rahdo Runs Through Math Trades video http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/32552/outside-the-scope-o

Make sure to drop by the discussion thread if you have any questions. Math trades might look a bit complicated at first, but they’re really easy and fun once you get the hang of them.

Good luck and happy trading!

Deadline-Offers: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:00 PM EST
Deadline-Wants: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 10:00 PM EST


MACE 2016

November 11-13 2016
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2016: Feature GM Guest, Teller (PEG)

MACE 2016 is proud to announce another gaming guest and GM from Pinnacle Entertainment Group.  The truly mysterious Teller!  His game will be up on OGRe soon.ogre.logo20.sidemenu

Teller is the Weird Wars Brand Manager for Pinnacle Entertainment Group. His latest published work, the Weird War I line, gives supernatural bent to an already horrific time of history, the War to End All Wars.

This includes the core books—Weird War I Player’s Guide and Weird War I War Master’s Handbook—a GM Screen with Raid on Fort Douaumont adventure, a second Plot Point Campaign, In Vino Veritas, and an adventure co-written with John “Night Train” Goff, No Man’s Land. He’s also designed the most pregenerated Archetype character sets of any Pinnacle setting: one group each for WWI Civilians, French, British, United States, Germans, Airmen, and Sailors!

He has also written Weird Wars: Rome, Weird War II, and Tour of Darkness for Savage Worlds, as well as other books for Weird Wars II for d20.

 


MACE 2016

November 11-13 2016
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2016 Featured Tournament: Settlers of Catan

MACE 2016 is hosting another Settlers of Catan tournament, for casual play.  We are working on prizes. The tournament will take place Saturday night 8pm. It will be tournament style with 3 rounds and the most wins using cumulative points to determine tie breaker.

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About Settlers of Catan

Picture yourself in the era of discoveries: after a long voyage of great deprivation, your ships have finally reached the coast of an uncharted island. Its name shall be Catan! But you are not the only discoverer. Other fearless seafarers have also landed on the shores of Catan: the race to settle the island has begun!


MACE 2016

November 11-13 2016
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2016 War of the Epochs, A Game of Global Conflict Pre-Release Demo

ogre.logo20.sidemenuWar of the Epochs, A Game of Global Conflict, by 5th Epoch Publishing to be release in Winter/Spring 2017 will be previewed/playtested at MACE 2016.  Be sure to check it out, one demo per day, Fri through Sun at MACE 2016.  See OGRe for specific schedule.

About War of the Epochs

This is an Axis & Allies-style board game of global conflict using the setting and races of the fantasy role-playing game ‘Metal, Magic and Lore’. Three races of the Forces of Evil ( Orcs, Minotaur and Serpenti ) band together to contest the three races of the Forces of Good (Humans, Elves and Dwarves). Game rules are unique to 5th Epoch Publishing, using unit attacks, defenses, and changing sequence of order for each turn. Buy units, but then supply your units! The larger you get, the more you need to maintain! Game difficulty is Moderate, and the recommended age is 13 and up; difficulty is based on the ability of your opponents.  This game will be released by 5th Epoch for sale in Winter/Spring 2017. Game time is 3-4 hours.


MACE 2016

November 11-13 2016
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2016 Layout PDF

Please note a few things on this map.

(1) Red Dot (Midway room) is where paid/paying attendees go if they want to pick up their paid badge or pay for their badge.  It is also where the Grinning Goblin is going to be. (Red for Registration)

(2) Green Dot (outside Glenwaters room) is where GMs go to pick up their badges and sign in.  It is also where gaming registration is and where players go to sign up for games if they can’t do it on their own (you can sign up all weekend on OGRe with an activated account).  There will be an onsite activation code for those that pay at the door. (Green for GMs or Gaming)

(3) Room Features are featured games or events in that room but NOT the only thing in that room.  That just helps people find the specific feature they are looking for and reduces the amount of traffic control we have to do.

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MACE 2016

November 11-13 2016
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2016: Grinning Goblin Menu

Hey everyone! Here is a pic of the menu this year. We are keeping prices and order times the same as last year. We are looking at the possibility of taking preorders up until the Thursday before the Con…..this way if you know what you want and when you want it you can go ahead and make your order. As soon as we get the system up and running we’ll let you know!!!!

GG Menu PDF

Join the Grinning Goblin Facebook Group

MACE 2016: Play to Win Games List

Thanks to Double Exposure Inc, and the publishers (seen below) of these games, we have the following for Play to Win at MACE 2016.  Play a round of this games and have your name put in the pot.  Drawings will be announced on site.  Any GM that wishes to run a session and have their name in pot, please contact the .

Stronghold Games

The Dragon and Flagon

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Grail Games

Circus Flohcati

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Indie Boards & Cards

Grifters

gifters

Breaking Games

Pocket Dungeon Quest

pocketdungeonquest

Studio Woe

Gruff

gruff

 

Overworld Games

Exposed

exposed

Smirk & Dagger Games

J’Accuse

jaccuse

Chara Games 

Commissioned

commissioned

Bezier Games

Favor of the Pharaoh

favorofpharaoh

Thames & Kosmos

Imhotep

imotep

MACE 2016: liVReal Virtual Reality Experiences

MACE 2016 is proud to welcome Timothy Glass and his company, liVReal to MACE 2016.  liVReal is an immersive entertainment company specializing in virtual reality experiences, with business relationships with the biggest names in virtual reality today including: HTC, Valve, Wevr, Phosphor Games and Fallen Planet Studios. liVReal currently hosts recurring/special events at different venues, private parties and corporate events. as well as several large festivals & expos in the upcoming months. liVReal will be moving into our first commercial space, due to the overwhelmingly positive response we are receiving soon as well.

The company is based in Charlotte, and we think MACE would thoroughly enjoy their services. For more information on the company and their VR experiences, you can view their facebook page at www.facebook.com/livrealcharlotte/.

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About liVReal

liVReal is a mobile virtual reality start-up providing the most immersive entertainment experiences to Mecklenburg County. We will be setting up in different venues throughout the Charlotte area and booking private parties to anyone looking to escape reality.