ConCarolinas 2019: Underground Theater WoD Live Action Role Play

Dark Reflections, a local group associated with the Underground Theater organization, will he hosting a classic World of Darkness (Old WoD) live action role playing game at ConCarolinas 2018.

Please see our gaming schedule through OGRe.  You must be registered for the convention to register for games. Be sure to register for the convention using the special JustUs Productions rate.

Underground Theater of Charlotte  present’s their long time running Live Action Role Play,  Dark Reflections back at ConCarolinas to bring you a world where dark creatures roam the night.

When: Friday and Saturday – 5pm to 10pm

Dark Reflection is full of mature subject matter and content. Dark humor and adult content, viewer discretion is strongly advised. Players are encouraged to dive into the game, as if they have lived hundreds of years, to breathe life into their characters so it is not just dots on a sheet.

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 In a show of solidarity, the Princes of Charlotte and Greensboro have joined together to voice concerns over recent issues.  Friday night finds Charlotte hosting a Salon for visiting dignitaries, a soiree of the finest Kindred around.  Saturday night the Prince of Greensboro has called for a Regional Conclave to discuss new laws put in place by the Justicariate and whether or not they should remain.  Come together with a multitude of kindred who possess many various agendas, as they decide the future of the Camarilla. 

 Join us for a story of political backstabbing and social climbing.  Underground Theater will be hosting a 2-night LARP event at Concarolinas.  The Underground Theater Organization runs Camarilla/Anarch venue setting per the By Night Studios Vampire the Masquerade rule book. 


About Underground Theater

Underground Theater is an international LARP organization founded in late 2013. The Underground Theater chronicle is made up of troupes playing all over the United States and around the world. The focus is on telling interconnected stories in the Vampire: The Masquerade setting, using the rules found in By Night Studio’s Mind’s Eye Theater: Vampire: The Masquerade sourcebook.


ConCarolinas 2019

May 31-June 02 2019
Sci-fi Carolina Style
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, 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.


MACE 2019: Special Guest The Crafting Muse

We are pleased to announce the return of a very special guest at MACE 2019.  We’d like you all to give a warm welcome to The Crafting Muse back to MACE. We are excited to have her join us again this year. Now stay tuned for other announcements about contests and the like.

Crafting and arts have always been a part of my life. I grew up making and creating things for as long as I can remember. I also am an avid reader who loves fantasy works, so I already had a pretty good concept of many of the mythos and stories in D&D before even playing. Back in college, and soon after we got engaged, I would play Baldurs Gate and such with my husband on our PS2. It wasn’t until we had kids of our own, however, that I got fully immersed in the world of D&D and then began exploring other tabletop and roleplaying games. When my husband started doing papercraft for our table, I realized that much of what I knew and have done in the past could be put to use in creating more odds and ends for our terrain collection. Fast forward, I now have a YouTube channel, The Crafting Muse, devoted to creating terrain and scatter, showing how to paint minis, and enhancing game play with various accessories that can be used at the table. I love being a part of this community and look forward to even more amazing experiences as I share my videos with you all.

The Crafting Muse Youtube


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2019: Special Guest, DM Gareth Q Barrett

JustUs Productions is proud to announce The DMG himself, Gareth Q Barrett,  will be wandering the halls of MACE 2019 searching for minds to corrupt and dungeons to build. This wandering monster lurks in the depths of the Australian down underworld and originates from great veld plains of Africa. You may recognise it from its various lairs on YouTube: TheDMGinfo, Quest Givers and 7DSystem.

A problem solver and entrepreneur in information technology, media and marketing it owns two companies and manages many other unrelated YouTube lairs. Listed on IMDB for its short film “Claustrophobia”, it has produced over 40 short films and 2 documentaries as well as approximately 1,750 YouTube videos, 30 Instructional DVDs and various commercial and industrial video projects.

TheDMG created the wildly successful system neutral module “Under the Tavern”. A five-level monstrosity, with more twists and turns than a torture rack. Awarded “best module ever” by the YouTube comment section and the “so much fun” award by several Facebook posts.
It also built the 7DSystem role-playing game which one (unpaid) subscriber called “the greatest game ever made” and its mom referred to as “the first AND best roleplaying book I have ever read”.

Its diabolical nature is only matched by the craft-father DMScotty who feeds it maniacal plans and fiendish ideas, collectively they are known as Quest Givers! Each month, new system neutral modules emerge to torment players and guide game masters in an ongoing epic campaign.

This monster has also been featured in the Dragon+ Magazine-app-thingy for its cardboard building skills and some would say ‘dashing good looks’, although those people also hang around bubbling cauldrons and breed black cats. It also has a famous cat, but a small painting accident means it is no longer all black. Sharpen your blades, nock your arrows and gather your dice bags. It’s coming to town!


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

ConCarolinas 2019: Quest Givers

JustUs Productions is proud to announce a preview of our Quest Givers event coming up in MACE 2019.  Quest Givers is a series of adventures available online for ANY Fantasy RPG system, written by renowned terrain crafters and Youtubers, DM Scotty of The DM’s Craft and the TheDMGinfo’s Gareth Q Barrett – both of whom will be at MACE 2019.

Concarolinas 2019 will have three sessions of Quest Givers (tagged with QG in OGRe) .  One will be D&D 5e and two will be Pathfinder.  The adventure is the first in the North Road series, Death & Taxes.

Saturday 9:00 AM

11344 -Dungeons & Dragons 5e – Quest Givers – North Road 01: Death & Taxes
11359 -Pathfinder – Quest Givers – North Road 01: Death & Taxes

Sunday 2:00 PM

11360 -Pathfinder – Quest Givers – North Road 01: Death & Taxes

What is Quest Givers?

Quest Givers is a collaboration between two artists and writers. Creating monthly tabletop roleplaying game adventure modules and tools that work in almost any tabletop role-playing game system.  Their focus is on building educational content around our series of modules and RPG tools to enhance the games people play.
Ultimately they want Quest Givers to become a community of creative people creating quality, useful content and tools for the tabletop RPG community at large.
Quest Givers releases a new campaign module on the first of each month and releases other products like Quick Quests and RPG Tools and additional content through their mailing list and our web store.

Who is Quest Givers?

Scotty McFarland (DM Scotty)

Scotty has a passion for tabletop terrain. In 2012 he got back into tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and found that his players and he were not happy with simple grid maps and wanted something more visually appealing. Running through the expensive and hard to play on options he became obsessed with bringing a better experience for his players.

He made a list of criteria. Quick and easy to make, but still visually appealing to game on. Full access to the layouts for players sitting around a table, and cheap materials that did not break the bank. Over several years since then he pioneered 3 distinct systems to game on. His original “2.5D”, “2.5D NEXT”, and the current iteration “DM Scotty’s Tilescapes”. He has hundreds of videos on YouTube at TheDMsCraft.

Gareth Q Barrett (TheDMGinfo)

Inspired by Scotty’s work on “TheDMsCraft” channel, Gareth started his own channel “TheDMGinfo” in 2013. In 2015, he began releasing videos for his first published module “Under the Tavern”. The series was the first full video walkthrough of a dungeon module to appear on YouTube. Sales of the PDF and DVD versions were enormously successful and still continue.

His thesis for his Masters degree in Narrative Film Theory and Practice was on “Universal Narrative Structure” and looked at the narrative structure of role-playing games, computer games and televised sport in relation to film theory.


ConCarolinas 2019

May 31-June 02 2019
Sci-fi Carolina Style
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, 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 2019: H.E.R.O Card Game Official Demos

Gaming at ConCarolinas 2019 will feature official demos of a newly independent card game called H.E.R.O by G. Wesley Cone, the game’s designer.  Mr. Cone will be at the con the entire weekend demoing his game.  Please stop by his table in Glenwaters to learn about his game.  Please see our gaming schedule through OGRe.  You must be registered for the convention to register for games.

From Wesley

H.E.R.O. will be set up in the Gaming room at ConCarolinas (Saturday and Sunday–June 1 & 2) for those interested in following an origin story.

How will you build your force? One buff boss-like hero or a rag-tag team of fighters who operate like a well built “engine?” What sacrifices are you willing to make?

H. eal (fatigued heroes), 
E. nhance (boost their power and teach them new abilities)
R. ecruit a team (Or not…)
O. ffense (Defeat opposing heroes and their SkyBase[s])

The game mechanics are fleshed out, and art is in the wings. We are almost ready for KickStarter. Looking for people to demo with us. 

My name is Wesley Cone, and I am the creator of H.E.R.O. Some of you may remember me from MACE last year. Well, I’m alive and kicking.

About HERO Card Game

HERO CARD GAME

An Expandable Card Game (ECG)

H.E.R.O. is an Expandable Card Game, meaning that the initial game contains the full game at purchase. H.E.R.O. comes with two enhancement decks, 21 recruitable heroes, and 24 abilities to draft from when building your personal enhancement deck.​H.E.R.O. is a game for all levels of gamers ages 10+. H.E.R.O is simple to learn, at 1 page of instructions, but requires much deeper thinking to master.

Know yourself; know your opponent.

H.E.R.O. has been likened to many other games including Naruto, MTG, Smash-Up, Yu-Gi-Oh, etc.

​While baring similarities to each, the mechanics are a unique combination of drafting, recruitable heroes, recovery of fatigued/injured heroes, building a strong hand of cards, simple stat boosting, heroes that learn new abilities, various phase options for every turn, direct attacks, combined attacks, and of course–ability combinations.


ConCarolinas 2019

May 31-June 02 2019
Sci-fi Carolina Style
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, 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 2019: Gaming Tips #5 – 8

#5. Schedule Posters

We are ONLY HUMAN! 

We have schedule posters that initially reflect the state of preregistration at the time of printing (Print Date, as displayed on the corner).  If time allows, the gaming staff will attempt to update them with stickers to reflect the progress.  Unfortunately we are only human and it won’t always be 100% accurate.  Online registration is open throughout the weekend.  People use it all the time.  We try our best to keep up with it, but it’s a lot to handle.  Check OGRe for the most accurate account of what games still have seats and what games don’t.

#6. How can I sign up online at the con?  Onsite Activation

When we decided to keep online registration open throughout our events – we used to close it at a specific date to get printing done and handle the rest onsite – the hardest aspect of it was the limitation of activation.  Online registration allowed for an easy mechanism for activation.  On-site is a little harder.  There is all kinds of code we could write to make some fancy functionality but we are just volunteering our time here, so it’s not like we have all the time in the work to do things like that between family, real jobs and life, right?

Onsite activation can happen simply by emailing or texting the Gaming Coordinator (me, Ron) and he will get to it as soon as he can.  Until we come up with a better solution, that’s the best we can do at this point.

#7. Open Gaming Space?  Pick-Up Games?

Have a game you just want to sit down and play?  Have a group of players and want to run a wick D&D game?  Do we have open gaming space? At ConCarolinas, that’s a complicated question, mostly because we have limited space.  Because of that, I can’t allocate open gaming space.  But that does not mean you can’t find an open table.  It just means you can’t find a table and park all day there.

On every table should be a tri-fold table tent sign.  On that sign should be two sides with the con logo and the table number.  On the third side is the schedule for that particular table.  You can have that table is it’s not being used at that time and you can get up from that table before the next game needs it.  See an example of an unfolded table sign below.


So look for the table sign and read the schedule before sitting down to play a game.  We HATE having one of our scheduled GMs come up and say “Hey!  Someone took my table!!”  and then have to deal with the unfortunate and awkward situation where we have to kick you off the table.

At ConCarolinas 2019, we will have at least two tables allocated to open gaming, however, those will be primarily reserved for Play to Win.

#8 Do I have to pay for a con badge to play?

Simple Answer:  Yes.  YOU MUST be registered for the convention to play in any of our games.  GMs are asked to check for badges when they start playing. YOU MUST HAVE A BADGE or you will be asked to leave.


ConCarolinas 2019

May 31-June 02 2019
Sci-fi Carolina Style
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, 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 2019: Gaming Tips #1 – 4

#1. Read!

A person will not always be at the gaming registration table. It’s only me and I have games to run as well. When nobody’s there, I will leave signs. Read those.  Also the schedule posters aren’t that complicated. They may seem like it but I will have instructions on how to use them to sign up for games, if you need to. Some games don’t need to be signed up for. Pay close attention to the dots.

#2: Print your tickets/schedule

Log in to OGRe and click on the table that says Downloads. Use the Drop downs there to get the respective files downloaded.

#3: NOG Games

No Ordinary Gamers will be demoing a variety of games in the Glenwaters room – from Steve Jackson Games to CoolMinisOr Not. They will be designated with the dot shown below.

You want to look for the guy in the picture, he is James Doster (shown below). These games mean they are scheduled demos but if you can’t make the game scheduled or it is full when you go to the table, then he may have another copy or would be willing to schedule another one at your convenience.

James Doster

Either way, no sign up onsite is necessary for these games. You just need to show up and ask for James. If he’s not available, one of his helpers will be there.

#4: Organized Play Games

Organized Play Games include Pathfinder Society/Starfinder Society, D&D Adventurers League, and Shadowrun Missions. They are continuous RPG campaigns organized by the publisher and run by volunteers that love the game. Most people that play these games have their own character that they bring from one event to another. They also primarily register online. It is recommended you have a character for these games. You can find information about creating characters for those types of games here…

https://www.justusproductions.com/organized-play-resources/

I will have a limited amount of pre-gens characters available at registration.

To Sign up for these games onsite, I recommend you sign up online or find the coordinator for each of the area of organized play.

 

 

Coordinators for PFS/SFS is Murky Maggie “Moo” Keeble (shown) and Nathan Littlefield.

 

 

 

Coordinator for D&D AL is Bill Boivin (shown)

 

Coordinator for Shadowrun Missions is Mac McFarland (shown)

To sign up onsite, if you can not do it online, just find these people and they will find you a table to play in their respective games.


ConCarolinas 2019

May 31-June 02 2019
Sci-fi Carolina Style
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, 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 2019: Play to Win Games

We will have a bunch of Play to Win games at ConCarolinas 2019, brought you by JustUs Productions and the Double Exposure Inc. Envoy program.

 

Winners will be announced Saturday at 9pm. You must be present to win.  Please PRINT NAME on the sign up sheet. Sloppy PRINTING may cause you to lose the game you want. BE NEAT!

Adam’s Apple Games

Swordcrafters
Truck Off: The Food Truck
Frenzy

AEG

Tiny Towns
War Chest

Anvil 8 Games

Front Line: No Komrades

Bezier Games 

New York Slice

Chara Games

Soul of the Empire

Cheeky Parrot Games

Hoard

FoxMind Toys & Games

The Potion

Gorilla Games

Palaces

Grandpa Beck’s Games

Skull King
Cover Your Assets
The Bears and the Bees

Indie Boards & Cards

Shogunate
Pirate 21
The Resistance
Coup

Mayday Games

Bad Doctor
Cahoots
Rescue Polar Bears
Poetry Slam

Smirk & Dagger Games

Before There Were Stars…
Nut So Fast

Stronghold Games

Gold Fever
Astro Drive
Subtext

Thames & Kosmos

Ingenious

Wattsalpoag Games

Echidna Shuffle


ConCarolinas 2019

May 31-June 02 2019
Sci-fi Carolina Style
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, 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.


MACE West 2020 Dates Announced!

MACE West 20/20 The Fortified Con

We are working on MACE West and due to other events in Asheville, we are holding the con a little earlier than we would like to.

So, the dates for MACE West 2020 will be February 28-March 1st.

This does give us a Leap year date which is kind of cool in knowing what happens on Saturday will not take place again for 4 more years. I hope you can join us in 2020!


MACE West 2020

February 28-March 01 2020
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC