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MACE 2016 Feature: MACE Kids

MACE 2016 is proud to have our kids program returning.  Here is the general information.

Room: Keynes

Hours: Friday 4 pm to 9 pm.  Saturday 8 am to 6 pm

There will be some kids games available on Sunday but the room will be unmonitored.

Schedule is subject to change.

Gaming and fun times for kids of all ages (All kids games are listed in OGRe with the affiliation KID.)  All children of any age may stop by with their parents at any time.  Children that are not potty trained must be accompanied by an adult for their stay in the kids program. Specifics and rules are subject to change based on volunteer staff and their availability.

Parents should plan to come get their kids to feed them Supper on Friday and Lunch/Supper on Saturday. Snacks can be left for the kids to eat, but will not be provided by MACE.    Parents are responsible for any messes their little ones make with food or drink.

For children that are able to go to the bathroom unsupervised, please let the volunteer staff know. Parents may sign their children in at the room during Kids’ Track hours.    There will be a waiver/contact form for parents to sign.

If you would like to Volunteer some time to help make the Kid’s Track great, contact JustUs Productions Kids Program Volunteer.


MACE 2016

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

MACE 2016 Flea Market and Swap Meet

MACE 2016 will host another Flea Market and Swap Meet.  This is a very casual aspect of our convention and we leave a lot up to you and your judgement.

Sell or Trade your old gaming stuff. MACE is providing a chance for you not sell your old games and accessories like a yard sale. This is not for vendors to sell current games, or game stores to sell their old stock.  This is for regular folks to sell their old out-of-print gaming stuff. You set up your own schedule. We will just set up tables. All sales are final. No retail sales allowed here. Negotiating and bargaining are encouraged.

We are going to set up tables in the hallway outside the elevators. 2 or 3 depending on space. We are going to try and keep it as simple as possible. We did not want to make it any more complicated than it needs to be. Basically these tables are available for you to sell any old, used and/or out of print games and fandom merchandise. This is not a place for new or unopened product or a place for vendors. You can set your own schedule for when you want to sell. If there are not tables available, try again some other time. I would not recommend waiting to the last day because (1) people will have less money by then, (2) I think a lot of people are going to wait last minute.

Contact us if you have any questions.

MACE 2016 Featured Game Publisher: CoolMiniOrNot

ogre.logo20.sidemenuThe fine folks from CoolMiniorNot will be running demos of many of their games. Come by and try any of the following, for the first time to learn how the game plays or for a full game with friends.  See OGRe to sign up!

Saturday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm : CoolMiniOrNot Demos

Sunday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm CoolMiniOrNot Demos

CoolMiniOrNot Demos : a rotating cast of our newest games on the market. Come by and try out Bloodborne, Cthulhu in the house, Kaleidos, Kreo, Looterz, Masmorra, Masques, Play Me, Potion Explosion, Rumble in the Dungeon, Ta-Da!, Unusual Suspects and more!

Also they will be hosting a special event

Saturday 8:00 pm – 12:00am : Zombicide : Black Plague – Survive the Night (8 players)

Zombicide : Black Plague – Survive the Night (8 players) : A horror filled night of zombies and necromancers…can the survivors survive the night? Can they fight off the incoming hordes? We’ll find out!


MACE 2016

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

MACE 2016 Cornerstone Publisher: Empire Games

empiregameslogoEmpire Games will have wine glasses to give away each round and a giant wine glass to give away for the grand championship round on Sunday. Each round’s winner gets a wine glass and can come back on Sunday at High Noon for the Grand Championship round.  Join them the in the “Empire Room” (aka Welwyn Room) for the frivolity and fun.

If you sign up on OGRe, you will get your pick of a round during that day.  Each slot is between 1 and 2 hours.  Rounds will fall into these blocks.

Friday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
I Drank What?: Friday Happy Hour! Qualifier Rounds

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
I Drank What?: Saturday Hair of the Dog! Qualifier Rounds

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
I Drank What?: Sunday Last Chance Saloon! Qualifier Rounds

With the final round being

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
I Drank What?: Grand Championship!


In I Drank What?, it is the party of the year, and all your worst enemies have been invited. You have brought along a bottle of poison to help spice the evening up. Funny, so did all the other guests. With all the witty banter and bumbling of the staff, you have lost track of which glasses of wine were poisoned.

The only thing certain is that someone is going to die, and the survivors will have a good laugh. It’s all in good fun, so long as you have the last one. So propose a toast, and drink as if there were no tomorrow, because, for you, tomorrow may never come.

I Drank What? is the fast and furiously funny card game of poison toasts and split-second treachery. It’s a wine tasting to die for…

Game Play
Each player has a card representing a glass of wine, face down in front of them; one of these glasses is poisoned. Eventually, everyone will have to take a drink, and someone will die. The last person left alive in the party wins.

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MACE 2016

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

MACE Play to Win

What’s better than playing tabletop board or card game at MACE, the best gaming con in the Carolinas.  How about winning free games that you place at MACE! We will have a few select games that are reserved to be given away to a few lucky players during MACE 2015.  Between many of the games run by No Ordinary Gamers (NOG) and several donated by supporting companies, thanks in part to the generous people of Double Exposure, we will have a considerable number of pick-up games that will be given away to one lucky player on Sunday.

What does Play to Win mean? If you try one of the games that various game companies have donated to MACE 2015 you are eligible to win that copy! It doesn’t matter if you win or lose that game, as long as you play.  Just try a Play to Win game that looks interesting and on Sunday there is a drawing for those that participated to see who gets to take it home!

The Play to Win games will be available in the Game Library area of the convention. Drawings for Play to Win games will be held Sunday of the con at a designated time, to be determined and announced at the con. We prefer that you be present to win.

 

Special Guest GM: Mike Welham

Mike Welham won Paizo’s annual RPG Superstar contest in 2012 when his adventure proposal for Doom Comes to Dustpawn was selected for publication in 2013. Prior to his winning of the contest, Mike had RPG design credits with such companies as Rite Publishing, Open Design, and Paizo. At MACE 2015, he is running Pathfinder Society as well as Legendary Planet prequel Adventure, co-written by Neil Spicer (RPG Superstar 2009).

About Legendary Planet

Interplanetary Adventure, New Worlds, Ancient Civilizations, Alien Species, and more, with a delightful mix of magic and technology, with a dash of psionics and mythic challenges! Legendary Games brings you an eight-part, sword-and-planet adventure path; authored by some of the biggest names in the RPG business. Legendary Planet will take your characters across the multiverse, traveling alien gateways created by ancient, god-like beings to exotic worlds and back again in an incredible campaign like none other. Sword-swingers and spell-slingers stand alongside scoundrels and seekers for cosmic enlightenment as they unravel conspiracies and cryptic alliances bent on universal domination… or annihilation!

This epic saga begins with an optional prelude adventure, for those who would rather begin their campaign in a more traditionally prosaic fantasy setting, a pastoral world to which only the first fingers of alien influence have yet been stretched.

About The Assimilation Strain

A strange sickness afflicts the frontier settlement of Holver’s Ferry, threatening to overwhelm its citizens with an alien madness. Already the town has nearly torn itself apart, and the local sheriff is missing. When the PCs brave the surrounding wilderness as the village’s latest newcomers, the beleaguered townsfolk desperately turn to them for assistance. But can these erstwhile heroes trace the diseased carrier to its source and solve the mystery before they, too, succumb to The Assimilation Strain?

 

Special Guest GM: Neil Spicer

Neil Spicer, a long time supporter and friend to MACE and Charlotte gaming community, is well known for his work as a freelancer for Pathfinder RPG, as well as being the 2009 RPG Superstar for his work on Realm of the Fellnight Queen.  He has recently begun working with LEgendary Games on their line of Legendary Planet sword and planet adventures.  Neil will be joining us at MACE 2015 to run the prequel adventure for the new adventure path that he co-wrote called The Assimilation Strain.

See his entry in Pathfinder Wiki

About Legendary Planet

Interplanetary Adventure, New Worlds, Ancient Civilizations, Alien Species, and more, with a delightful mix of magic and technology, with a dash of psionics and mythic challenges! Legendary Games brings you an eight-part, sword-and-planet adventure path; authored by some of the biggest names in the RPG business. Legendary Planet will take your characters across the multiverse, traveling alien gateways created by ancient, god-like beings to exotic worlds and back again in an incredible campaign like none other. Sword-swingers and spell-slingers stand alongside scoundrels and seekers for cosmic enlightenment as they unravel conspiracies and cryptic alliances bent on universal domination… or annihilation!

This epic saga begins with an optional prelude adventure, for those who would rather begin their campaign in a more traditionally prosaic fantasy setting, a pastoral world to which only the first fingers of alien influence have yet been stretched.

About The Assimilation Strain

A strange sickness afflicts the frontier settlement of Holver’s Ferry, threatening to overwhelm its citizens with an alien madness. Already the town has nearly torn itself apart, and the local sheriff is missing. When the PCs brave the surrounding wilderness as the village’s latest newcomers, the beleaguered townsfolk desperately turn to them for assistance. But can these erstwhile heroes trace the diseased carrier to its source and solve the mystery before they, too, succumb to The Assimilation Strain?

Special Guest GM: Christina Stiles

MACE 2015 is once again proud to have the illustrious and inspiring freelance game writer, Christina Stiles, returning to run games for us.

Christina Stiles is a ENnie Award winning freelance role-playing game writer and editor living in upstate South Carolina. She is a member of Misfit Studios, and is Associate Editor for Kobold Quarterly magazine. Her current works include: the Rogue Mage roleplaying game with fiction author Faith Hunter, the Zobeck Gazetteer for Pathfinder, and Streets of Zobeck. Christina has written or edited for Misfit Studios, Open Design, Troll Lord Games, Green Ronin Publishing, Atlas Games, and White Wolf Studios, among others.

She will be running Midgard Campaign Setting (Kobold Press) in the Fantasy Age System by Green Ronin Publishing as well as Will Wheaton’s campaign setting – Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana in the same system.

Abou Midgard Campaign Setting

The Midgard Campaign Setting is the culmination of five years of adventures and sourcebooks from Kobold Press. It brings to life a world of dark fantasy drawn from the great European traditions. Here you will find ley lines and deep magic; the Western Waste’s giant, shambling horrors and magic-blasted landscapes; diabolical gnomes and the schemes of immortal Baba Yaga; wild, wind-riding elves and swashbuckling minotaur corsairs; the Mharoti Empire’s lethal assassins and exotic splendors; and the dragon-haunted crags of the icy Northlands.

About Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana

Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana is Wil Wheaton’s new tabletop RPG show on Geek & Sundry. It introduces an original science fantasy setting that mixes high magic and hi-tech. Written by a stellar team of award-winning designers, this companion book for the Fantasy AGE RPG gives you background info on Titansgrave, and all the adventures you saw on the show. The adventures include new encounters and options that will let you make the story your own. So grab your blaster and ready your spells, Titansgrave needs heroes!

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MACE 2015 Kids Program

MACE 2015 is proud to have their quality kids program returning.  Here is the general information.

Hours of Operation
Friday 5 pm to 9 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Schedule is subject to change.

Gaming and fun times for kids of all ages (All kids games are listed in OGRe with the affiliation KID.)  All children of any age may stop by with their parents at any time.  Children that are not potty trained must be accompanied by an adult for their stay in the kids program.

Specifics and rules are subject to change based on volunteer staff and their availability. We’ll provide coloring supplies, some toys for preschoolers, books, and other things to help parents entertain little ones.

Parents should plan to come get their kids to feed them Supper on Friday, Lunch/Supper on Saturday and Lunch on Sunday.  Snacks can be left for the kids to eat, but will not be provided by MACE.    Parents are responsible for any messes their little ones make with food or drink.

For children that are able to go to the bathroom unsupervised, please let the volunteer staff know. Parents may sign there children in at the room during Kids’ Track hours.    There will be a waiver/contact form for parents to sign.

If you would like to Volunteer some time to help make the Kid’s Track great, contact JustUs Productions Kids Program Volunteer.

 

 

No Ordinary Gamers Demos!

James Doster and his team, calling themselves No Ordinary Gamers (NOG games on the OGRe schedule), are returning for MACE 2015 with their wide variety of official demos.  These include…

  • Steve Jackson Games
  • Atlas Games
  • Looney Labs Games
  • a few select games from Alderac Entertainment Groups