MACE East Wilmington campaign suspended

Good Day,

MACE East 2016 was a blast and I appreciate your support. As much as I do not want to do this, we will not be running a MACE East for 2017. I have not been able to find a venue that works for every aspect of the event.

I love the Hilton, its growth potential and its proximity to the Battleship, but as you can recall, parking was an issue. And to make matters worse, Wilmington is demolishing the deck across the street from the hotel. This just amplifies the parking issue. I have discovered that Wilmington is an expensive city to host an event. We work to keep your costs down so that it is affordable to come to a MACE event. And that is the main reason for the decision to cancel. I cannot expect my attendees to pay $30 for parking, walk 2 or more blocks to get back to the hotel and a higher room rate.

I have only had to cancel a few events over the years and it pains me to do so. My goal is to find a venue that is affordable and large enough for us to grow. It may not be in Wilmington, but I am searching all the areas along the coast to see what is available. We are still looking for other possibilities, but nothing has panned out so far.

If you have any suggestions, please let me know. We are open to ideas. MACE East may not happen this year, but it is still an event we want to continue. I hope you will visit us for our 20th Anniversary MACE in Charlotte this year.

Thanks,
Jeff

MACE East 2016 Gaming Schedule PDF

The Link above is a direct link to the MACE East 2016 Gaming schedule.  Highlights include

Board/Card Games …

Bohnanza
Castle Panic
Cthulhu Realms
Conquer
Shadows of Brimstone
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Ultimate Werewolf
Zombicide
Collectible/Trading Card Game …

Dragon Ball Z: Collectible Card Game
Magic The Gathering
Warhammer 40k: Conquest

Miniature Game…

Caveman/Mammoth Hunting
Doctor Who/Savage World BBC
HeroClix
Hordes
Star Wars: Armada
Warmachine

RPG..

Achtung! Cthlhu (Savage Worlds)
Battle for Oz (Savage Worlds)
Call of Cthulhu 7e
D&D Adventurers League (D&D 5e)
Fiasco
Kromore Role Playing
Mindjammer
Pathfinder Society
Savage Worlds Fantasy
Savage Worlds
Shadow of the Demon Lord
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
The Dresden Files
The Last Parsec (Savage Worlds)

 

MACE East 2016: Warmachine/Hordes Events

The Warmachine and Hordes (Privateer Press) events for MACE East 2016 will include the following:

January 8th through 10th 

All Weekend long. Iron Arena – Play games to earn points. Cash those points in for prizes.

January 8th- 5pm – finish

Hardcore Tournament- 1  50 point list, timed turns, no painting restrictions. Prize support for executioner, mage hunter and vanquisher.

January 9th – 10am-finish

Battle for the Engine Steamroller – 50 point lists, 2 list required and deathclock. Steamroller pins and first place gets a battle engine of their choice

January 9th – 10pm – finish

Highlander – each player brings 1 warcaster/warlock and 1 non-character, non-colossal warjack/warbeast and compete in a free for all with all of you competitors until only one remains.

January 10th – 10am – finish

Spell Draft – Bring 1  35pt list and draft the spells that you can use during the event.

About Warmachine

WARMACHINE players take on the role of warcasters as they lead their titanic forces into battle. Warcasters possess significant martial prowess of their own as well as having hardened warriors and magical spells to bring to bear. Players collect, assemble, and paint fantastically detailed models representing the varied warriors, machines, and creatures in their armies. WARMACHINE is fully compatible with its feral twin, the monstrous miniatures combat game of HORDES.

About Hordes

HORDES players take on the role of warlocks as they lead their wild forces into battle. Warlocks are formidable combatants in their own right, and their armies make use of both hardened and brutal warriors and packs of savage warbeasts, allowing them to contend on equal footing with the greatest armies of the Iron Kingdoms. Players collect, assemble, and paint fantastically detailed models representing the varied warriors, minions, and beasts in their hordes. HORDES is the feral twin of the steam-powered combat game of WARMACHINE, and the two are fully compatible.

See more about Privateer Press here.

More about the Carolina Gunbunnies here

 

MACE East 2016 Pathfinder Society schedule up!

MACE East 2016 is once again hosting a multi-table Pathfinder Society schedule.  Adventures this year include:

PF Module: Doom Comes to Dustpawn
PFS 3-04: The Kortos Envoy
PFS 3-26: Portal of the Sacred Rune
PFS 4-05: The Sanos Abduction
PFS 4-13: Fortress of the Nail
PFS 4-17: Tower of the Ironwood Watch
PFS 4-19: The Night March of Kalkamedes
PFS 5-09: The Traitor`s Lodge
PFS 5-11: Library of the Lion
PFS 5-21: The Merchant`s Wake
PFS 6-05 Slave Ships of Absalom
PFS 6-10: The Wounded Wisp
PFS 6-98: Serpents Rise
PFS 6–22: Out of Anarchy
PFS 6–23: The Darkest Abduction
PFS 6–99: True Dragons of Absalom
PFS 7-01: Between the Lines
PFS 7-03: The Bronze House Reprisal
PFS 7–04: The Ironbound Schism
PFS 7–05: School of Spirits
PFS 7–07: Trouble in Tamran
PFS 7–10: The Consortium Compact
PFS 7–11: Ancients’ Anguish

The schedule is currently up on OGRe.   GMs get in free by running two 5-hour slots as well as early preference to what they want to play before gaming registration opens.

Contact if you interested in running games.

About Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a worldwide fantasy roleplaying campaign that puts YOU in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil.

The campaign’s home base is sprawling Absalom, the so-called City at the Center of the World, that stands astride the great Inner Sea on the mountain-capped Isle of Kortos. A Pathfinder’s adventures explore the dark alleys and political intrigue of Absalom between far-flung travels to the most interesting and exotic locales in the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of the competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas.

Play is organized into Seasons, throughout which the actions and achievements of you and your fellow Pathfinders create an ongoing storyline. Each season consists of at least 28 Pathfinder Society scenarios (short, 4-hour adventures) set in a variety of exotic locations across Golarion.

 

MACE East: Memory Lane Comics, Heroclix & Dice Masters

MACE East is proud to work with Memory Lane Comics in hosting two tournaments:

WizKidsHeroClixLogo

Heroclix Tournament, Saturday afternoon

dicemasters

Dice Masters Tournament, Saturday Night

About Heroclix

HeroClix is a collectible miniatures game that uses the Clix system that centers on the world of superhero comic books, especially the Marvel and DC Comics universes. Players construct teams of comic book heroes, villains, or characters from various video games series such as Street Fighter, Gears of War, and Halo and engage in a turn-by-turn battle on grid maps based on various storyline locations. The Game was originally designed and produced by WizKids, but was discontinued in November 2008 when WizKids owner Topps shut down their HeroClix line. In September 2009, collectible toy producer National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) purchased some of the WizKids’ intellectual property from Topps, including the HeroClix rights and then soon after began to produce and sell new HeroClix series.

About Dice Masters

Dice Masters® is a smash-hit cross-brand offering utilizing WizKids’ proprietary Dice Building Game platform where players collect and assemble their “team” of character dice and battle in head-to-head game play. As with Quarriors, the game that kicked off Dice Building Games, Michael Elliott and Eric M. Lang are leading the design work for what will certainly be on most people’s watch list.

MACE East: D&D Adventurer’s League Schedule

The D&D Adventurer League Schedule is posted.  Click OGRe above to see the schedule.  The schedule includes the following scenarios…

DDEX02-03 The Drowned Tower
DDEX02-04 Mayhem in the Earthspur Mines
DDEX02-05 Flames of Kythorn
DDEX02-06 Breath of the Yellow Rose
DDEX02-07 Bounty in the Bog
DDEX02-08 Foulness Beneath Mulmaster
DDEX02-10 Cloaks and Shadows
DDEX02-14 The Sword of Selfaril
DDEX02-15 Black Heart of Vengeance
DDEX02-16 Boltsmelter’s Book
DDEX03-01 Harried in Hillsfar
DDEX03-02 Shackles of Blood
DDEX03-03 The Occupation of Szith Morcane
DDEX03-05 Bane of the Tradeways
DDEX03-06 No Foolish Matter
DDEX03-08 The Malady of Elventree
DDEX03-09 The Waydown
DDEX03-10 Quelling the Horde
DDEX03-11 The Quest for Sporedome

About D&D Adventurers League

The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games at any place that features adventures bearing the D&D Adventurers League logo. You can create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League is supported.

Most D&D Adventurers League games are public, in-person play events. Typical venues for these events are game and hobby stores, conventions, and public-accessible game day events.

See more about the D&D Adventurers League

MACE East Initial GM Call!

THIS IS THE MACE EAST 2016 OFFICIAL CALL FOR GAMER MASTERS, JUDGES, EVENT COORDINATORS, and TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS of TABLE TOP GAMES of any kind!

I realize this seems crazy to some.  Just as we are getting the MACE schedule done, I have to jump right into planning for MACE East.  It use to be that I had a break during the holidays before I had to start planning for MACE West but not so much anymore.

This post (among other things) will go out to the current Gamemaster mailing list, most of which are mostly concentrating on MACE in Charlotte like I am, but this is also a post that I plan to direct new Wilmington based GMs.  So please excuse the extra traffic.  The Gamemaster mailing list is going to have to support all our events.

mace.east.logo1MACE East 2016
January 08-10 2016
Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Wilmington, NC

Right now we have one big room for gaming that I will be splitting up into two rooms – one RPGs and one for everything else.  Organized Play and general play RPGs will be in the same room.  PLEASE NOTE that because of construction delays, we are not going to be able to game on the battleship this year. See this post for more information.

For those that are new,  we have a system called OGRe – Online Gaming Registration.  Right now is configured for (big) MACE in Charlotte. But you can make game proposals for any of upcoming events through this site.  For those that wish to propose schedule events for MACE East 2016, the best way to do that is through OGRe. Go to ogre.justusproductions.com.  Log in (Make an account if you don’t have one).  Click Propose Event on the left menu.  Change the Event you are proposing for to MACE East 2016 and go through the steps to making the proposal.

If you prefer to email me, please include as much information about your event as possible.  It is sort of a hassle to go back and forth with questions with so many GMs, so try to include as much information as possible including schedule preference keeping in mind our standard 4hr slot schedule (although you are not limited to that schedule).  Include game name and any link that will explain the game and/or provide the description, especially if it is a obscure game.

Three 4-hour sessions (or 12 hours of running games) gets you in free, with fewer getting you a discount. See our discount policy on justusproductions.com for information on the discounts.  If you want to volunteer for something like the gaming registration desk, the shifts are 3 hours.  We do not plan to have a kids program the first year of MACE East.

Contact , owner and manager of JustUs Productions if you have any business/money questions, or vendor room questions.  Anything game schedule or room layout related, ask .

Thanks and we look forward to a new gaming event in Wilmington!

UPDATE: MACE East & The Battleship

The good news, MACE East is still taking place, but it is with great disappointment that I have to break some bad news.   Due to construction issues, the Ward Room on the USS North Carolina will not be completed in time for the convention.   So, we will not be playing on the Battleship.   The loss of that room left us very little space to game.  We had planned to use the Mess Hall for overflow if necessary, but that would not be a great space for the main event.

I apologize for the loss of the Battleship and understand if any of you decide not to come to the convention.

But MACE East moves on!   Once MACE is over, we will start working on MACE East and bring some great gaming to Wilmington and all the guys there.   The goal for 2017 will be to play on the Battleship.  So, in a way, this is a good thing.  It will allow us to develop this new event before we add the obstacles that the Battleship brings to the mix.

Thank you for your continued interest in the MACE events.   I look forward to seeing you in Charlotte, Wilmington or Asheville.

Thanks,

Jeff