MACE 2019 CraftCon Event Schedule Update – Build-a-Beholder

The illustrious Wyloch has volunteered to host a panel on how to build a a beholder Friday at 3 PM

10 seats MAX

You will be provided with all the necessary tools and supplies to craft your very own Beholder miniature from scratch! This class will be a real-time build, lead by Bill Buchanan of Wyloch’s Armory. Get in-person coaching on found-object crafting techniques. NOTE – Will includes the use of hot glue and sharp tools.


MACE 2019

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

MACE 2019 CraftCon Event Schedule

Painting with the Crafting Muse

Miniature painting with Vee. Miniatures donated by Crippled God Foundry

Crafting Meet ‘n Greet

Meet your heroes of Crafting for a 2 hour fun filled time of Questions, Answers and Jocularity.

3D Printing Introduction

Spend some time with Daniel Herrero as he discusses the ins and outs of 3D printing. Join us for a live demonstration with time for Questions and discussion. Printed parts will be made for our Gaslands miniature game on Saturday night.

Gaslands : Preparing your vehicle

James Floyd Kelly will review Gaslands, discussing the rules and gameplay as we choose cars, pimp them out and get them ready for the Saturday Gaslands game.

Forged In Foam

A chance for the attendees to show their skills. This contest is different from last year. In 2018, you had 22 hours to design and build terrain. This year, you will have approximately 3.5 hours to design and build a miniature diorama. Each contestant will randomly choose a miniature. Your diorama must be representative of the chosen miniature in design and construction. There is no cost to enter, but seating is limited. Only 16 slots are available. The winners will be judged by a select and secret group of professionals. Prizes will be awarded.

Iron Chef: Craft Masters, The Guild Build, The Master’s of Crafting Craft-Off

Heavy is the head that wears the Foam Crown! Scotty, Vee, Gareth, Bill and Jeremy go head to head in this crafting Challenge. Who will be victorious? Time, 4 hours of it, will tell.

Sculpey Class

Charles Wolfe will show folks how to sculpt dungeon tiles.

Molding Class

Atlantic Dental Supply will show us how to create molds and cast terrain. We will use one of Charles’ tiles for our casting.

Bob Ross Painting with Mathew

Join Mathew Halstead, Certified Bob Ross Instructor and paint a classic Joy of Painting scene – with fantasy elements. Details will follow.


MACE 2019

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

MACE 2019: Quest Givers Schedule

JustUs Productions is hosting a Quest Givers event at 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.

Both DM Scotty and DM Gareth will be running their own versions of Quest Givers – one in Index Card RPG system and the other in 7DSystem.  Both these games are auction games where you bid for a seat online and the top six bidders get a seat at these games.  Additionally we have two seasoned game masters running a series of the Quest Givers adventures in very different ways, to show their flexibility as well the inspiration they contain.

First, we have Mark, who will be running 3 Quest Giver adventures in the series in the Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition system.  Meanwhile, his good friend and fellow GM Roger will be running the same series (as well as a fourth in the series) in 4 different systems – D&D 5e, Clockwork: Dominion, Savage Worlds Deluxe System, and Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars.  See the schedule below.

 

We hope this intrigues the role player in you.  We thank both Scotty and Gareth for their hard work on these adventures and supporting this event by volunteering to run.  You can rest assured there will be some find crafts displayed on these tables as well.

Day Time Room Table System Adventure Tag
Friday 3:00 PM-7:00 PM Burnham B3 Dungeons & Dragons 5e Quest Givers: Death & Taxes QG
Friday 8:00 PM-12:00 AM Burnham B3 Dungeons & Dragons 5e Quest Givers: Death & Taxes QG
Saturday 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Burnham B4 7DSystem Quest Givers: DMGINFO
Saturday 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Burnham B3 Clockwork: Dominion Quest Givers: The Loyalists QG
Saturday 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Burnham B4 Dungeons & Dragons 5e Quest Givers: The Loyalists QG
Saturday 8:00 PM-12:00 AM Burnham B2 Index Card RPG Quest Givers 10: On the Run DMSCOTTY
Saturday 8:00 PM-12:00 AM Burnham B4 Savage Worlds Fantasy Quest Givers: Messenger in the Woods QG
Sunday 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Burnham B3 Dungeons & Dragons 5e Quest Givers: Messenger in the Woods QG
Sunday 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Burnham B3 Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Quest Givers: Knights of Old QG

MACE 2019

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

MACE 2019: DMGInfo’s Gareth, 7DSystem, and Quest Givers!

JustUs Productions is proud announce DM Gareth will be running a great game for us.  He will be running the his own 7DSystem a session of his Quest Givers games. His games are tagged with DMGInfo in OGRe.  You must be registered for MACE 2019 to participate.

SATURDAY 9 AM

Quest Givers 

System: 7DSystem

Seats at this game will be auctioned off online, top 6 bidders get seats and a free copy of the adventure in PDF.  All money goes to charity.  

 


MACE 2019

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

MACE 2019 Featured Demo: H.E.R.O Card Game

MACE 2019 will feature official demos most of the weekend of a newly independent card game called H.E.R.O by Wesley Cone.  The game’s designer will be demoing it all weekend at MACE 2019. Please see our gaming schedule through OGRe.  You must be registered for the convention to register for games.

My name is G. Wesley Cone, and I am the creator of H.E.R.O. Some of you may remember me from MACE 2018 or ConCarolinas 2019 . Well, I’m back and stoked about getting this game moving forward.

About HERO Card Game

H.E.R.O. (A Draft-building Card Game) – Future Kickstarter in the Making

2-4 players (20-30 min. Alpha Version Open-Demos).  Ages 10+

Found in “The Gallery” at MACE 2019

Theme:

  • Low Fantasy, Light Steampunk

Genre:

  • Competitive, light/medium-weight card game, with engine-building features

Key Aspects:

  • Standalone
  • Pre-game deck-drafting
  • In-game hand-building
  • In-game drafting/choice mechanics (à la Wingspan)
  • Competitive (à la Keyforge/Transformers)
  • Engine-building
  • Hidden Abilities
  • Light Memory

Concept:

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 to defeat your opponent’s SkyBase?

Heal fatigued heroes

Enhance hero stats, and teach them new abilities

Recruit a team…or not

Offense leads to the defeat of opposing heroes and their SkyBase(s)

 


MACE 2019

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

MACE 2019: DM Scotty, Index Card RPG, and Quest Givers!

JustUs Productions is proud announce DM Scotty will be returning and running more great games for us.  He will be running the Index Card RPG as well as a session of his Quest Givers games. His games are tagged with DMSCOTTY in OGRe.  You must be registered for MACE 2019 to participate.

FRIDAY 9 PM

Grin and Bear It

You are a time traveler jumping ahead to see utopia….What could go wrong? A new full terrain adventure by DM Scotty of the DM’s Craft.

System: Index Card RPG

Seating will be first come first serve through OGRe

SATURDAY 8 PM

Quest Givers Module 10 – On The Run

As the party escapes the collapsing temple they must hasten towards the White Castle, they are pursued relentlessly along the road by the forces of evil. Can they survive the chase?

System: Index Card RPG

Seats at this game will be auctioned off online, top 6 bidders get seats and a free copy of the adventure in PDF.  All money goes to charity.  


MACE 2019

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

MACE 2019: Kingdom Death: Monster & Bored Online? Board Offline!

JustUs Productions is proud to announce Youtuber Baker Odom of Bored Online? Board Offline! will be running Kingdom Death: Monster MACE 2019.(Recommended for adult gamers 18 and over.)  Please see our gaming schedule through OGRe.  You must be registered for MACE 2019 to participate.

About Kingdom Death: Monster

Kingdom Death: Monster is a fully cooperative tabletop hobby game experience. Set in a unique nightmarish world devoid of most natural resources, you control a settlement at the dawn of its existence. Fight monsters, craft weapons and gear, and develop your settlement to ensure your survival from generation to generation.

You will be working your way through a standard campaign of Kingdom Death: Monster picking up where the group before you left off.  A game of KDM is generally broken down into 3 phase: Settlement, Hunt, and Showdown.  Based on what is happening narratively in KDM one game of those 3 phases can take anywhere from 1-3 hours (3 hours being fairly rare). The GM will work in as many phases as possible during your 4 hour session.

DISCLAIMER: Kingdom Death: Monster contains graphic descriptions and artwork of violence and death.  KDM is a highly narrative game of human survival in a horrific, nightmarish world which may also contain adult situations such as, but not limited to: non-graphic description of sexual encounters between members of the players’ settlement; child-birth (and potentially death in child-birth). KDM does NOT feature any sexual violence.


MACE 2019

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

MACE 2019: Wyloch, more D&D and Grimdark Future!

Wyloch (Bill Buchanan in his normal life) of Wyloch’s Armory will be running his own flavor of D&D 5e with all his crafting greatness.  More information about his D&D will be posted on OGRe.

In addition, he will he running Grimdark Future interactive demonstration. Grimdark Future is a fan-made, condensed version of Warhammer 40k.  It is intended to play fast and fun, with large games able to be completed in about one third the time of a normal game of 40k.  Wyloch will provide an army and the terrain, and walk through a full game.

Please check our OGRe for details and to sign up.  You must be registered for MACE 2019 to participate. His games are tagged with WYLOCH in OGRe.


MACE 2019

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

Diverse Roles: A Clement Sector Career Catalog

From: Gypsy Knights Games
Reviewed by: Ron McClung

Diverse Roles: A Clement Sector Career is a new RPG Supplement from Gypsy Knights Games.

One of the things I first ask about a sci-fi game is what races and/or “classes” (for lack of a better term) can I play.  Sometimes these are the things that set a game apart from the others.  Most of the time, I am asking more for inspiration than to pick something specific.  Traveller is one of those games, depending on the setting, can be inspiring.  Clement Sector setting, while inspiring in a lot of ways, always left me wanting more.  Diverse Roles  is definitely a step in the right direction.

From page # 4: “Within this book are 19 careers created for use with the Clement Sector roleplaying game”

Traveller in general is notorious for its’ character generation system – the only system you can die in character generation.  Over time, it has evolved into a system that gives you a three dimensional character in a very simply table-based process.  However, as you can see in this quote from the Cepheus Engine SRD PDF, the ruleset that the Clement sector is based on, you can see that the essence of what Traveller was known for is still preserved.

If you did not succeed, you have died. Alternately, events have forced you from this career. Roll on the mishap table and go to step 10 (you do not receive a benefit roll for this term.)

The Clement Sector Core Setting Book book as well as the Player’s Guide provide significant careers for any player.  This book adds nearly 20 more.  The careers use the same system found in the Clement Sector: The Rules and at times, refer back to other careers found in Clement Sector Core Setting Book.

With the focus on character generation and careers, it should be noted that character generation system for Clement Sector is deeply seated in the setting.  Before one gets to the Careers, your character will already have a subsector of origin, system and homeworld of origin, as well as youth and teenage experience and pre-career collegiate (if any) career.  This automatically draw the character into the setting , involving whatever politics, factions and story associated to those things.

Each career starts out with the Enlistment prerequisite, which the character must meet to choose a term in the particular career.  Then a series of tables in the standard format of any Traveller/Cepheus based system.  Some careers on this book have special results such as Ally, Armor, Contact and Rare Item.  These really set the careers apart and making them more interesting. Once one gets past the Enlistment prerequisite roll, you choose an Assignment, roll Survival and then progress through  the advancements.

The tables in each career include Career Progress, Mustering Out Benefits, Skills and Training, Ranks and Benefits, and the dreaded Mishaps.  In classic Traveller,  aging plays a big part in this process.  Because of the trans-human aspect of the Clement Sector, it is handled slightly differently. Technology with the setting have allowed human to age slower – up to 200 years, and some even longer.  So there is a apparent age and a real age table that tells you when you need to start taking in consideration age in rolling a career.  This is not something unique to Diverse Roles, but it’s something worth mentioning as part of the Clement Sector career system.

From page # 4:  “While these careers were created with the Clement Sector setting in mind, they may also be used with any other 2d6 science fiction game such as any using the Cepheus Engine rules created by Samardan Press.”

The careers added here include Adventurer, Arts, Bounty Hunter , Craftsperson, Prostitute, Scavenger, and Thief.  Compared to the Clement Sector Core Setting Book, this has more underground or street level careers.  The events tables take up the bulk of each career and most follow the same format with a lot of interesting options.  From severe injury to various very creative and interesting events, the events table really makes the system and your character three-dimensional for me.  Whole adventure seeds can be gotten out of these tables.

In my little experiment with it, I created a Scavenger.  Assuming I had to stats to qualify (as I did not do a full character) and I survive the Career term, I would have to choose an enlistment – Junker.  I would get my level 0 benefits picking between Personal Development, Service, or Advanced Education.  Then I head down to Events.  I gained a Rival who pushed me out of the Career.  Not the worst thing that could have happened but not great if I have a specific character concept in mind.  I would possibly pursue it again after a term in another but I would have qualify and survive.

Diverse Roles also provides an Engineer career path, something it calls the unsung heroes of any modern civilization.  It details out a unique and concise way to roll up a true engineer in the Clement Sector.  Additionally, it provides guidelines for non-random character generation. For some, the randomness of the classic Traveller system can derail a character concept.  This provides a good way to do it differently.

In conclusion,  I love expansions to give characters more depth and more options. The problems with many past systems, things like this added new and special rules that complicated things (d20 prestige classes, for example.)  This adds a lot for a player as well as the GM without complication.   This is primarily because of the elegant system it’s based on but also because the writer understands the system and what makes it elegant.  He also has a strong passion for his setting and it shows in his products.

For more details on Gypsy Knights Games and their new RPG SupplementDiverse Roles: A Clement Sector Career” check them out at their website https://www.gypsyknightsgames.com/.

Codex Rating: 18

Product Summary

Diverse Roles: A Clement Sector Career
From: Gypsy Knights Games
Type of Game: RPG Supplement
Written by: John Watts
Contributing Authors: Michael Johnson, Curtis Rickman
Cover Art by: Stephanie McAlea
Website: https://www.gypsyknightsgames.com/

Reviewed by: Ron McClung