Or … WHEN IS A TABLE OPEN FOR PICK UP GAMES
AT all MACE events including mini-mace, tables will have table signs with the schedule of what is going on at that table. See this picture.
This picture shows the schedule of what will be at that table.
If the schedule side is blank (or I marked it out) then that table is open. Before you sit down and just grab a table, please check the signs.
ORGANIZED PLAY TABLE SIGNS
Organized Play games include RPGs like Pathfinder Society, D&D Adventurers League and Shadowrun Missions. They are basically organized RPG campaigns organized by the publisher or a associated company that people play from convention to convention. These are typically games that expect you to bring your own character but some have pre-generated characters if you ask for them.
The table signs don’t display much for them except the logo of the campaign. If you signed up for an organized play game, you will more than likely find them at the tables with their logo displayed.
It is best to seek out the organized play coordinator to find out what game is where because they tend to decide that on the fly, as the tables make (this used to be called mustering).