MACE West 2017: Unpublished Games by Andrew Haigh Games

Andrew Haigh returns to another MACE event with another round of playtests of his unpublished game designs, Pizza World and CITY State.  Please check them out on our game schedule, OGRe.  You must be registered to MACE West 2017 to participate.

Pizza World

By Andrew Haigh

Players are master pizza makers looking for the finest ingredients in a market. Each player is given several shopping lists of ingredients to collect. Unfortunately with a limited number of ingredients in the market, getting the ingredients you need may not be easy, especially if another player got there first.

Pizza World is a game about completing as many personal and shared shopping lists as possible, some ‘take that’ elements and remembering where you last saw an ingredient – although they might not be where you thought. Make friends, or not, as you compete for the ingredients you need.
Plays 2-6 for about 30-45 minutes

CITY State

By Andrew Haigh

Never Just Settle

Six tribes of settlers arrive on a small but bountiful paradise island. Two butchers, two millers and two lumberjacks. They separate and decide to occupy six equal areas of island. Over time the tribe’s settlements grow and cities are built with outlying towns. All the time remembering the character traits of the original tribes. We join the story with each tribe having built two adjacent cities, just to the inside of their respective market area (tile) and three outlying towns.

Every day a player sends out their hunter gather to collect resources. Resources are collected without bias. So if a player moves to a Grain area, everyone with access gets to benefit.

Settlements of different sizes are needed to grow the territory covered. Every settlement is either helping to collect resources or manage and administer the settlement. So the bigger the settlement the fewer resources it can collect, however the more roads it can support for expansion.

Unfortunately the hunter gather can only carry so much, so they must return to a market. With all of these resources they can:

  • Hire additional villagers
  • Use villagers and resources to build/upgrade settlements
  • Spend resources to learn new abilities – e.g. stonemason or jeweler
  • Or as may become necessary prepare for combat – attack, defend and train mercenaries

As city states desire to get bigger and to control more territory, grab more resources, unlock new abilities; tribes will get in each other’s way. As a result, there will be squabbles over the ownership of settlements and fights will start.


MACE West 2017

March 24-26 2017
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC
https://www.justusproductions.com/category/justus-events/mace-west/

MACE West 2017: Play to Win Games

We will have some Play to Win games coming and we need GMs to run them. Here is a list of what will be arriving for MACE West.

We am not sure when we will get the actual copies, but if you have a copy, know the game or can learn from online rules, please let us know. We would love to sign you up to run. Thanks.

– Stronghold Games –

La Granja: No Siesta

Coal Baron: The Great Card Game

– Grail Games –

Jeju Island

– Smirk & Dagger Games –

Dead Last

Nevermore

– Overworld Games –

Good Cop Bad Cop

Exposed

– Thames & Kosmos –

Imhotep

Dimension

– Greater Than Games –

New Bedford

Compounded

– Wattsalpoag Games –

Jet Set

A Fistful of Penguins

– USAopoly –

Star Trek Panic

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle


MACE West 2017

March 24-26 2017
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC
https://www.justusproductions.com/category/justus-events/mace-west/

MACE West 2017: Special Miniature & Tabletop Events

MACE West 100pt X-wing Tournament – (Friday, March 24 at 3 PM – 12 AM) – Standard 100pt Tournament.

 

MACE West Warmahordes Tournament Jamboree – (Mar 25 at 9 AM to Mar 26 at 9 PM) – Come test your mettle in this Masters style Warmachine steamroller tournament!  2 list ADR. Steamroller rules, 75 points divide and conquer

 

Settlers of Catan National Championship Qualifier – (Mar 25 noon until end) – Every year players from around the country compete in local qualifying tournaments. The winners of each of the tournaments are sent to the Catan National Championship (CNC). In 2017 the CNC will be held at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Players will face off against all other winners of the qualifier tournaments to be come the year’s US Catan Champion. The winner of our event will have a seat at the Tournament at Origins. MACE will help cover some of the travel expenses (Gas money) and Catan Studios will cover some of the expenses at Origins (event pass, hotel etc..).

 

ROC Super Q MACE West – (Sunday, March 26 at 9 AM – 6 PM) – You will have to buy separate tickets for the Convention itself and then for the event. You can pay for the event from the store on the ROC in NC page. Follow the link provided for tickets to MACE or pay for them at the door the day of the event if you don’t want to go to the whole convention.


MACE West 2017

March 24-26 2017
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC
https://www.justusproductions.com/category/justus-events/mace-west/

MACE West 2017: Tesseractive Live Action Fantasy Role Play and Combat

Tesseractive will be hosting live action demos of their combat system and selling boffer weapons in the Atrium at MACE West 2017, on Saturday and Sunday.  Learn to play their game system in combat circles or learn about their other events through the region.  Each of the weapons are padded with 5/8 inch foam with an open cell tip on the tip of the blade.  It is wrapped with nylon fabric to extend durability.  The pommels are carved from closed cell foam to add detail work while still making it safe to use during combat.  This is the FB page for the guy who makes their weapons.

The combat they use at their events is a light touch system.  This means that players may only tap each other for damage rather than full on hitting.  They also use a hit point system rather than limb elimination system.  This way players have a better chance at combat.

There will be a small fee to participate.

About Tesseractive

Bringing Fun to Your Universe

Tesseractive creates quality interactive events. Our stories cross genres and worlds. Our players (PC) and staff (NPC) together create a story in real-time. It’s been compared to improvisational theatre and interactive storytelling.

Every person has a place and you meet some of the best friends you never knew! The system levels the playing field by focusing on role-playing and the story. When we say something for everybody, we mean it. The real common thread between players is imagination, healthy sense of play, and a desire for collective experience. You will find a sense of belonging and build a community.

Want to storm the castle, defeat the villain, and save the day?’

Want to kill zombies and reinvent civilization?

Want to break into a rival corporation and steal data, the perfect shadow?

Want to fight the Elder Gods and use your wit to survive?

Want to find water and sustenance in an unforgiven desert wasteland?

Want to defend a convoy of supplies that are the means of life itself?

Want to fall in love during the apocalypse?

You tell a dynamic, engaging, and exciting story. We also want to collaborate and incorporate your talents and imagination. Our staff looks forward to riding this rollercoaster with you.


MACE West 2017

March 24-26 2017
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC
https://www.justusproductions.com/category/justus-events/mace-west/

MACE West 2017: Asheville Historical Wargamers!

The Ashville Historical Wargamers will be running a wide array of miniature war games.  They are on the OGRe where you can register for them.  You must be registered for MACE West to participate.  The games they are running include the following…

Friday 2:00p-6:00p

General Quarters 3 – Battle of the Komandorski Islands

The Japanese are attempting to resupply their garrison on Attu in the Aleutian Islands with most of the heavy units of the 5th Fleet. US Admiral “Soc” McMorris, commander of TF 16.6, has been ordered to intercept the Japanese. Faulty intel leads the Americans to think the convoy is lightly escorted.

Friday 7:00p-12:00p

Federation Commander – A base in need…

Early in the General War, the Federation tried desperately to build new bases to replace those destroyed during the Klingon assault. As Base Station 117 neared completion, a squadron of raiding Klingon cruisers swept in to destroy it as a hurriedly assembled Federation task force tries to defend it until reinforcements arrive.

Homebrewed WW-2 tank rules

Easy to learn, fast-paced and bloody!

Saturday 9:00a-1:00p

Muskets and Tomahawks – “Stay alive no matter what occurs!”

That might hard when the Iroquois charge into melee range. Join Chad for the French and Indian skirmish game. This ain’t no novel, being the Last of the Mohicans does NOT guarantee survival!

Fire As She Bears – Age of Sail naval action.

These are rules are very easy to learn and fast-playing but capture the feel fleet action in the Age of Sail.

Saturday 2:00p-6:00p

X-Wing Miniatures Game – Yavin Ground Assault

After the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces moved quickly to rout the Rebel base hidden on Yavin 4. As the rebels rush to evacuate their last transports, a force of Imperial AT-AT walkers advance to overrun the Rebel base. Can Imperial fighters protect the walkers from the hodgepodge of Rebel fighters trying to destroy them and buy time for the transport to escape or will the commander of the Imperial squadron be forced to apologize to Lord Vader in person.\

Home brewed – Pulp Movie miniatures

Time to make an 1930’s pulp action movie! One problem, we don’t have a script! No worries, we’ll just make it up as we go! This combination adventure/movie/roleplaying game is unlike anything you’ve played before. Take a hardy band of adventurers and try to become the star of the movie (i.e. make sure to do all the cool stuff in front of the camera crew!) Featuring rocket troops, gun-toting nuns, leopard men and whatever else Ed’s fertile imagination can produce.

Saturday 7:00p-12:00a

Check Your 6! WW1 – Death of the Red Baron. Who really killed the Red Baron? The answer could be “you”! This game will recreate Richthofen’s last battle using unofficial Check Your 6! WW1 rules. If you have the eagle eye, the aggressiveness and the quick reflexes you might give the Bloody Baron the choice no WW-1 pilot wants to face…Jump or Burn!

Guild Ball – Who says football season is over!

OK, this isn’t that kind of football. If you don’t want to wait for the World Cup give this a try. You think Great Britain versus Argentina was violent…you ain’t seen nothing!

Sunday 10:00a-1:00p

General Quarters 3 – WW-2 naval game

 


MACE West 2017

March 24-26 2017
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC
https://www.justusproductions.com/category/justus-events/mace-west/

Con-Gregate 2017 Gaming Update

One of our client events is a sci-fi con called ConGregate held in High Point, run by among others, James and Tera Fullbright of StellarCon fame.  As the banner above says, the con is July 14 to 16 2017.  They have really worked hard trying bring a great fandom event back to the area, and this year they have Deep South Con as well.  It is held in the High Point Radisson, where StellarCon used to be.  They have a wide variety of sci-fi events, panels, and costuming.

Featured Guests

Writer Guest of Honor Artist Guest of Honor
Barbara Hambly Alan Pollack

 

Special Guest Special Guest Special Guest
Toni Weisskopf Michael A. Stackpole Timothy Zahn

For the past 3 years, they have entrusted us with their gaming programming.  They have put a lot of faith in our ability to bring good gaming to a new con in the middle of the summer and for the past 3 years, we have had modest success.  In 2017, we plan to do that with a little shift towards more casual gaming and open play.  I will still have a schedule and give opportunities for people to sign up through OGRe, but the GMs will be responsible for keeping track of their pre-registered players and where their games are.  There will not be on-site registration, the GMs will have to handle their own table mustering.

If you want to participate in gaming (but not volunteer as a GM), we HIGHLY recommend registering early as the prices go up after June 10.  Here are the prices.

Registration Rates

Reg Date Adult Youth *
Until June 10 $35.00 $20.00
June 11 – July 4 $40.00 $25.00
At the Door $50.00 $30.00

GMs can propose games like usual through OGRe.  For organized play, I am working on a coordinator for both PFS and D&D AL.  If you want to run for either, we can manually activate you on OGRe to sign up as a GM once the schedule is in OGRe.

GM call will be sent out around mid May, after the ConCarolinas schedule settles in.


ConGregate 2017

Deep South Con 2017
High Point, NC
Con-Gregate 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 Con-Gregate.  See their website for more information.

Regional Qualifier for Settlers of Catan National Championship

We are excited to announce that MACE West 2017 will be hosting a Regional Qualifier for Settlers of Catan.

The winner of our event will have a seat at the Tournament at Origins. MACE will help cover some of the travel expenses (gas money) and Catan Studios will cover some of the expenses at Origins (event pass, hotel etc..). We are looking forward to this event. Please pass the word. More info to come as we know it.

Sign up in OGRe by going to the site, signing in with an activated account and search on Settlers of Catan.  You must be registered for MACE West to participate.  The tournament will start on Saturday March 25 at 1 pm with check-in starting at noon.  Please pre-register for the event if at all possible.

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!

What Is The Catan United States Championship?

Every year, players from around the country compete in local qualifying tournaments. The winners of each of the tournaments are knighted and sent to the Catan United States Championship (CUSC). In 2017, the CUSC will be held at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio (June 14-18, 2017). Catan players will face off against all other winners of the qualifier tournaments to become the year’s US Catan Champion. Every two years, the US Champions are sent to the Catan World Championship (CWC) tournament to represent the United States.


MACE West 2017

March 24-26 2017
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC
https://www.justusproductions.com/category/justus-events/mace-west/