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.


Last Call for ConCarolinas 2019 GAME MASTERS!

This is the last email I am going to send out for GMs at ConCarolinas 2019.  We still have room for games, especially RPGs.

ORGANIZED PLAY

There will be Pathfinder Society (PFS) as well D&D 5e Adventurers League (D&D AL). Maggie Keeble and Douglas Edwards are handling Pathfinder/Starfinder Society.  Bill Boivin will be handling D&D AL.  Both schedules are up in OGRe now.  We also have Shadowrun Missions games but most of those already have GMs.

NON-ORGANIZED PLAY

For those that wish to propose other general play/scheduled game events for ConCarolinas 2019, the best way to do that is through OGRe. If the current convention setting for OGRe is another con (see in the upper right hand corner), then click Change Con to change over to ConCarolinas 2019.  Preregistration opens April 26, so I would like to have as many games on the schedule before then as possible.

NEW**  ADVENTURES IN FILBAR

If you want to run and are not sure what to run, Adventures in Filbar is an option for those familiar with D&D 5e.  See our post about Adventures in Filbar here (https://www.justusproductions.com/all-justus-events-we-are-seeking-gm-for-adventures-in-filbar-dd-5e/).  You get cool swag to give out to your players, a free adventure and support directly from the writer.  Contact me if you are interested.

PROPOSE GAMES THROUGH OGRE

Go to ogre.justusproductions.com. Log in (Make an account if you don’t have one. If you were a GM for us at any point in time since 2006, you more than likely have an account.). Click Propose Event on the left menu. Three 4-hour sessions or 12 hours of gaming gets you in free.

ALTERNATE OPTIONS

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. Include game name and any link that will explain the game and/or provide the description, especially if it is a obscure game. Also include schedule preferences keeping in mind our standard 4 hr slot schedule (although you are not limited to that schedule).

Contact ConCarolinas Con Chair if you have any business or money questions, or vendor room questions. Anything gaming schedule or game room layout related, ask us. Thanks again for all you have done in the past and I hope we can work together again.

Ron McClung
JustUs Productions
ConCarolinas 2019 Gaming

ConCarolinas 2019: D&D Adventurers League!

The ConCarolinas 2019 D&D Adventurers League schedule is posted.  Here is the list of scenarios.  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.

D&DAL Scenarios (2 hrs)Slots
CCC-SRCC 01-01: Trouble in the Old City
CCC-SRCC 01-02: Down the River of Snakes
CCC-SRCC 01-03: Altar of the Smoldering Eye
DDAL08-04 A Wrinkle in the Weave
DDAL08-05 Hero of the Troll Wars
DDAL08-06 Purging the Blood
DDAL08-07 Into the Dark
DDAL08-08 Crypt of the Dark Kiss
DDAL08-09 Fangs and Frogs
DDAL08-10 The Skull Square Murders
DDAL08-11 Poisoned Words
DDAL08-12 Xanathar’s Wrath

D&DAL Scenarios (4 hrs)Slots
CCC-MACE-01-01: The Blight of Geoffrey
CCC-MACE-01-02: A Panthers Peril
CCC-MACE-01-03: Haunted Memories
CCC-MACE-01-04: Blights End
CCC-YLRA 01-01: Her Dying Wish
CCC-YLRA 01-02: Uneasy Lies the Head
CCC-YLRA 01-03 Bound By Duty
DDAL08-13 The Vampire of Skullport
DDAL08-14 Rescue from Vanrakdoom
DDAL08-15 Forge of Fangs

 


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


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: No Ordinary Gamers!

The No Ordinary Gamers (NOG) demo team is returning to ConCarolinas 2019 with their wide variety of official demos.

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

The Games include…

Azul
Cat lady
Chez Geek
Cthulhu Dice
Cthulhu In the House
Dice City
Dice Heist
Give Me the Brain
Gizmos
Kill Dr. Lucky
Mars Attacks Dice
Munchkin
Mystic Vale
Ninja burger
Play Me
Potion Explosion
Queen’s Necklace
Red Dragon Inn
Sagrada
Save Dr. Lucky
Space Base
SPANC
SteamPunk Rally
Stuff and Nonsense
Ta-Da!
Tak
Zombie dice


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: Wild West Exodus Miniatures

JustUs Productions is proud to announce more great gaming added to the gaming schedule of ConCarolinas 2019.  Discover Games – an official demo team for Warcradle  – will run demos of Wild West Exodus Miniatures Friday 6:00 PM-Midnight and Saturday 10:00 AM-10:00 PM.  They will be between 1 hour and 2 hour demos, so feel free to drop by his table and ask when his next demo is going to start.

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

 


The Game

Wild West Exodus is a miniatures game played by 2 to 4 players in control of the faction of their choice. In the world of WWX, every model has the potential to be a hero or a villain. The game mechanics and rule set feature exciting game play from the first dice roll. Each player will be allowed to field a posse of 3 to 40 models. The WWX rules have been designed to allow for scaling of the game to high or low model counts while maintaining a dynamic and fast-paced game tempo.

One of the most exciting parts of the Wild West Exodus game mechanic is the reusable influence pool. The influence pool will give players the option to gamble away a set amount of tokens in return for a reroll of the dice. Be careful what you gamble on because once the tokens are committed they are lost for that turn. The D10 system gives the game life and options that round out easily and allow for quick decision making.

Quick Start Rules Are Available Here

In the twilight years of the Nineteenth Century, mankind is perched upon a new age of discovery and enlightenment. But beneath the hope and optimism, a rising darkness taints the air, touching the heart of every man, woman, and child. The United States has clawed its way out of a terrible civil war, but the wounds are deep. The nation finds itself poised on the edge of ruin, the agony of division eating at its very marrow.

Into this dark time a light of hope emerges, carried from the Old World by Dr. Burson Carpathian, scientist, visionary, and would-be savior. But Dr. Carpathian, too, follows a path laid out for him by the darkest of powers: a force of remorseless corruption. The Dark Council. Under the influence of these mysterious strangers, the men and women of this terrible new age struggle with every fiber of their being, clawing for the least scrap of victory. There is no certain future as a continent is torn apart, each isolated faction struggling to maintain their share of power beneath the gathering darkness.

Wild West Exodus is a dynamic, fast-paced semi-skirmish game in a world very much like our own, but twisted by the forces of deepest evil. An advanced D10 system is coupled with an innovative Influence mechanic to simulate the powers of the Dark Council upon their unwitting pawns. Players must choose how they will gamble with the power of their patrons: spread the Influence throughout a turn, hoping to ease destiny onto a brighter path, or hold the influence, to be entirely cast upon one roll of the dice?

The game features a full range of highly detailed 35mm models, sculpted by some of the best digital sculptors in the industry. These amazing miniatures are produced on the best equipment, using the highest levels of technology, and drives this action-based whirlwind of darkness and death into an ever-evolving future brimming with desolation and despair.

Join us on our dark journey into an alternate history where a hidden evil strives to corrupt even the purest champions of Man. Take your first step upon this dread path today!


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.