MACE 2018 Featured Game Designers: Adam Sadiq & Diacritical Games

Adam Sadiq & Diacritical Games  (all the way from Kansas City, KS)  will be attending MACE 2018.  He is the designers of  the It’s a Wrap and will be demoing/playtesting (soon to be Kickstarted) this new unpublished game all weekend. Help us give him a warm Carolina welcome.  Be the first in the Carolinas to check out this new game.

See OGRe for It’s a Wrap. You must be registered for MACE 2018 to participate.ogre.logo20.sidemenu

About It’s a Wrap

Congratulations!  You and a group of other movie directors have been hired by a major film studio on a five-year contract.  All you have to do is make one movie a year, simple right?  By the end of the contract, only the director with the most of the prestigious Oskie awards will get an extension, so watch out for your competition.  Each round you will build a movie using genres, scripts, actors, all while dealing with studio meddling, before releasing your films to market and attending the Oskie ceremonies.


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2018: North Carolina State Championship Regionals

MACE 2018 is proud to announce, in conjunction with the Double Exposure and their Envoy program, the several board and card game 2018 North Carolina State Championship Regional touranments.   The top four winners of our Championship gets a copy of the game. The winner gets a trophy, a free membership to Game-O-Rama (Atlanta, May 2019), and a seat at the final round of the Southeast Regional Championship at CharCon 2019 (as well as a free badge to CharCon 2019)!

Here are the games we are hosting as North Carolina State Championship Regional tournaments:

Friday 7PM – 10PM 

The 2018 North Carolina State Diamonds Championship

This Stronghold game by Mike Fitzgerald is a trick-taking card game in which players collect Diamonds – not cards bearing that suit, mind you, but rather actual “Diamond Crystals”. What makes the game of Diamonds different from other trick-taking card games is that when you cannot follow suit you get a “Suit Action” based on what suit you do play. Suit Actions are also taken by the winner of each trick, as well as at the end of a full Round of play. Whoever has the most points in Diamond Crystals at the end of the game wins! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Southeast Regional Championship at CharCon 2019 (as well as a free badge to CharCon 2019)!

Friday 9PM – 12AM 

The 2018 North Carolina State Coup Championship

You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one family will survive… In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Southeast Regional Championship at CharCon 2019 (as well as a free badge to CharCon 2019)!

Saturday 10AM – 1PM 

The 2018 North Carolina State Nevermore Championship

This game from Smirk & Dagger is a casual-style, card-drafting game in which you quickly build your hand each round, collecting cards you want and poisoning your opponent’s hand by passing along cards you think they can’t use. Whoever holds the most of a given suit, gains the power of that suit to attack, heal, acquire Light or Shadow magicks and score victory points. Will you transform all your rivals into ravens – or can they regain their human form in time to score enough victory to win? The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Southeast Regional Championship at CharCon 2019 (as well as a free badge to CharCon 2019)!

Saturday 12PM – 3PM 

The 2018 North Carolina State Wordsy Championship

Wordsy is a streamlined re-implementation of Prolix, a word game from 2010. Each round, players study the 8 letters (always consonants) on the board in real time. The first player to write down a word flips a 30-second timer. That player is now the fastest player, and every other player now has 30 seconds to write down their word. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Southeast Regional Championship at CharCon 2019 (as well as a free badge to CharCon 2019)!

Saturday 2PM – 5PM

The 2018 North Carolina State ICECOOL Championship

A flicking game in which each round one of the players takes the role of the Hall Monitor – his aim will be to catch each other penguin and get points for that. The others will try to run through several doors, thus gaining fish (that give them points) on their way. When either the Hall Monitor has caught each other penguin once or any of the others has gone through all 3 doors that have fish on them, the round is over. After each player is the Hall Monitor once, whoever has the most points on their fish cards wins. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Southeast Regional Championship at CharCon 2019 (as well as a free badge to CharCon 2019)!

Saturday 4PM – 7PM

The 2018 North Carolina State Pyramid Poker Championship

Each player then takes fifteen blocks and turns the blocks so that only they see what’s on them. They take turns placing the blocks into a two-dimensional pyramid-shaped structure, again seeing only their blocks, then they take turns removing any one block from the pyramid and placing it into one of three poker hands that they’re constructing. Each poker hand is competing against the one opposite it that’s being built by the opponent. Once all the blocks have been removed, the player who wins two or three of the poker hands wins! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Southeast Regional Championship at CharCon 2019 (as well as a free badge to CharCon 2019)!

Saturday 7PM – 10PM

The 2018 North Carolina State New York Slice Championship

Each player slices pizzas into portions, giving their opponents first choice, while they take the leftovers. There are a dozen kinds of pizza to work with, from veggie to hawaiian to meat lover’s, and each player decides if they want to eat or keep some of the slices, building the best collection of pizzas possible! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Southeast Regional Championship at CharCon 2019 (as well as a free badge to CharCon 2019)!

Saturday 9PM – 12AM

The 2018 North Carolina State Skull King Championship

Brent Beck’s Skull King is a trick-taking game similar to Oh Hell!, Wizard and Spades, with players needing to state how many tricks they think they’ll win each round. Pirates and other special cards add to the strategy. The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Southeast Regional Championship at CharCon 2019 (as well as a free badge to CharCon 2019)!

Sunday 10AM – 1PM 

The 2018 North Carolina State Dimension Championship

Dimension is a fast-paced, innovative puzzle game that takes place in three dimensions with 60 colorful spheres. All of the players play at the same time. Everybody tries to position the spheres on their trays to earn as many points as possible. The task cards indicate how the spheres must be placed to earn points. Complete these tasks while racing against the timer. You get a point for each sphere you use and a bonus token for using all five colors, but you lose two points for each task card you don’t follow correctly. Prove to your opponents that you are the master of multi-dimensional thinking! The winner of this tournament will get a trophy, a copy of the game, plus a seat at the final round of the Southeast Regional Championship at CharCon 2019 (as well as a free badge to CharCon 2019)!

You must be registered for MACE 2018 to participate. See OGRe for scheduled times and game descriptions. 


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2018 Cornerstone Demo Team: No Ordinary Gamers (NOG!)

James Doster and his team, calling themselves No Ordinary Gamers (NOG games on the OGRe schedule), are returning to MACE 2018 with their wide variety of official demos.

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These include…

  • Steve Jackson Games
  • Alderac Entertainment Group
  •  CoolMinisOrNot
  • And a few select games from other publishers

Games include..

Card of the Dead
Chez Geek
Chupacabra
Cthulhu Dice
Cthulhu In the House
Dice Heist
Gizmos
Mars Attacks Dice DG
Munchkin
Ninja burger
Port Royal
Potion Explosion
Queen’s Necklace
Sagrada
Santorini
Space Base
Spendor
Tak
The Captain is Dead
Treasure Lair
Zombie dice

 

… and More

 

 


See the OGRe Schedule for all gaming events at MACE 2018.  You must be registered for the con to participate.


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2018 Featured Publisher: Twice Alive Games LLC & Midnight Zombie Sabotage

MACE 2018 will feature official demos of a new card game called Midnight Zombie Sabotage, by Twice Alive Games LLC.

The zombie apocalypse is upon us! The infection is spreading, and you must stop it… unless, that is, your cynicism, darkness, denial, or overwhelming hunger for fresh brains has overshadowed your will to save humanity.

Who can you trust in this game of deception and shifting allegiances? Even those who are silent may be lying to your face. You must summon all your intelligence and intuition to identify friend from foe and turn your enemies against each other to survive. You must fight for survival as you are plunged into the war between Zombies, Survivors, and Maniacs, taking on the roles of up to 14 unique characters with special abilities and innumerable combinations. Only your cunning and quick thinking can lead you to victory.

You’ve only got to make it through the night—do you have the brains to get the job done?

Midnight Zombie Sabotage is here.

Please see our gaming schedule through OGRe.  You must be registered for the convention to register for games.


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2018 Featured Publisher: Auraplex Studios

MACE 2018 will feature official demos most of the weekend of a newly independent card game called Biggest Baddest Baddie by Auraplex Studios.  Eric Harrison, the game’s designer, will be demoing it Friday and Saturday of MACE 2018.

Take down your friends in this monster building strategy game. Will you be the Biggest baddest baddie of your play group?

Additionally, they will be demoing an all new card game.  Details to come.

 

Please see our gaming schedule through OGRe.  You must be registered for the convention to register for games.


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2018 Featured Publisher: King Frog Entertainment & World of Wonders

MACE 2018 will feature official demos of a new unpublished card game called World of Wonders.  One of MACE’s oldest supporters, Scott Ilkenhons returns to MACE after a long hiatus from MACE with his new game publishing company King Frog Entertainment.

In World of Wonders, the players are district Mayors in a grand civilization using cards to build city structures that support the construction of World Wonders, thereby gaining glory for their house in order to win. The game uses both sides of the cards, features panoramic card layouts, and allows for a multitude of play styles.

So simple, but so many decisions to make.” – Tim N.

Fun, easy game to get in to, and so many ways to play it.” – Dan V.

King Frog Entertainment is a new game company based out of Winston-Salem, NC and is featuring a demo of their soon to be released card game. We hope that you will be among the first to check out the first public reveal, and of course enjoy our game.

Additionally, they will be dmoing their unpublished game, Gremlins (legalities pending on the copyrights) , card game based on the 80s movies.

Please see our gaming schedule through OGRe.  You must be registered for the convention to register for games.


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2018 Spotlight Game: Twilight Imperium 4e

Lincoln Hood will be running a full Twilight Imperium 4e session on MACE 2018.  Come experience Twilight Imperium 4e the granddaddy of Space 4X gaming!  Explore –  Scout unexplored sectors of the galactic map to reveal new planets systems.  Expand – Colonize these new planetary systems and extending your galactic influence. Exploit – Use planetary resources and political influence as you conquest across the map.  Exterminate – Attacking rival players is an effective tactic but not an assured path to victory.

Twilight Imperium 4e (TI4) is an epic empire-building game of interstellar conflict, trade, and struggle for power. Players take the roles of ancient galactic civilizations, each seeking to seize the imperial throne via warfare, diplomacy, and technological progression.

It is schedule for Sat 10 AM in the Lakeshore room.

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You can see the schedule of games our Online Gaming Registration system, OGRe.  You must be registered for MACE 2018 to participate.

About Twilight Imperium

The galaxy is in limbo. In a time of such betrayal, trust is a word loosely associated with foolishness. As you await the arrival of trade goods, which should have arrived a week ago, you check your daily logs. A transmission hails in and is patched through. It’s the Hacan trade ambassador alerting you that as of now, “All trades are off.” As he does so, proximity klaxons scream through your base and the screen flickers with a sight you never wished to see—a Warsun. The Hacan sold you out, and now they’re having the L1z1x Mindnet do their dirty work.

Twilight Imperium is an epic board game of galactic conquest for three to six players. Each player takes command of one of ten unique civilizations to compete for interstellar supremacy through warfare, trade, uncertain allegiances, and political dominance. Each civilization provides a unique game experience with different abilities and play styles. Will you play as the Emirates of Hacan and preside over every trade agreement made in the galaxy, or will you be the Federation of Sol and rapidly take over worlds in hopes of dominating the entire galaxy? In Twilight Imperium, many paths lead to the center of the galaxy, but every path is forged from broken promises.


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2018 UNPUB: Unpublished Games

MACE 2018 will have several brilliant game designers and publishers attending for the sole purpose of demoing and play testing their unpublished games.  We feel very privileged and honored that these fine designers would use MACE as a testing ground for their ideas.  Here are a list of games currently on the schedule that are marked with the UNPUB tag, but we will have more.

The following are just some of the Unpub games on the schedule right now.  We expect to have more as we draw closer to the con.

Check OGRe often for updates.  More UNPUB games are expected to be added.  You must be register for MACE 2018 to participate.


Past pics of UNPUB games


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

ConCarolinas 2018: Arcane Wonders Demos

ConCarolinas 2018 will host a variety of Arcane Wonders games demos Friday night including Mage WarsViral, Sheriff of Nottingham, and Spoils of War.

 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.


ConCarolinas 2018

June 01-03 2018
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 2018: Justus Game Library

JustUs Productions will once again be bringing a game library to ConCarolinas 2018.  It will include over 100 games for you to grab and sit down to play.   A list of games will be available at the convention.  Below is a picture of the Game Library in 2017.

Additionally, the folks from No Ordinary Gamers will have their vast library of games.  See the post about there here.


ConCarolinas 2018

June 01-03 2018
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.