MACE 2019 UNPUB – Three Fronts

MACE 2019 will once again host several brilliant game designers and publishers attending for the sole purpose of demoing and play testing their unpublished games.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.

The latest Unpublished play test is a game called Three Fronts.

Three Fronts

Three Fronts is a strategic 2-player card game in a medieval war setting. You are a general who must strategically deploy your forces in order to win an epic war using your skill, cleverness, and a little bit of luck. Position your army through early skirmishes so that you can defeat your foe in the final Showdown!

Gameplay elements: card management, trick taking, hidden information

The game takes place across 3 rounds. The objective of each round is to win battles by committing more troops to the battle than your opponent. Because there are 3 different fronts where battles take place, players must choose where they want to commit their forces. When a player wins a battle in the first 2 rounds, they gain a valuable resource, but can’t use the cards from that battle in future rounds. In the final round, each player uses their remaining cards along with the resources they have accrued to defeat their opponent once and for all.

After over a year of refinement, Three Fronts is ready for its first public playtest at MACE 2019. If you like games that emphasize deep strategy, balancing short-term and long-term rewards, and ability to think on your feet, give it a try!

Check OGRe often for updates.  More UNPUB games are expected to be added.  You must be register for MACE 2019 to participate.


Past pics of UNPUB games


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2019 Featured Publisher: King Frog Entertainment

MACE 2019 will feature official demos of a new unpublished game called T.A.C.O.S. (Trucker Assassin Cowboys in Outer Space) all day Saturday in the Gallery.  Long time MACE supporter  Scott Ilkenhons returns to MACE with his new game publishing company King Frog Entertainment.

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.

T.A.C.O.S. (Trucker Assassin Cowboys in Outer Space)

Travel the spaceways hauling goods for cash, snuffing out targets for bigger cash, and screwing over other truckers for laughs. The game is near the end of the beta cycle and needs some open playtest and unbiased feedback. Those that have tested it have loved it!

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


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2019 UNPUB: Unpublished Games

MACE 2019 will once again host 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.

UNPUB games on the schedule include

Song of the Sea: A Pirate’s Tale

*THIS IS AN OFFICIAL DEMO SESSION FOR UNPUBLISHED GAME*

Game Concepts: strategy, exploration, adventure, ship combat, thematic

You are one of several privateers who have rebelled against the tyranny of the Imperial Navy.  The Empire’s expansion across the sea and into this island chain has created a resistance, of which you have, willingly or unwillingly, become a part. You have now been labeled that which strikes fear in the hearts of men: a pirate.

Your goal is the same as the other outlaw captains: to gain a strong foothold throughout these islands, develop a reputation, gain renown, and set up a pirate lair, a base of operations from which you will be able to lead these islands—as a pirate King.

You have very little time, however. The Imperial Navy is dispatching more and more ships to invade these islands, aiming to stop your efforts and take control of the islands for themselves.  Only a true Pirate King can stand in the way of the Imperial hordes.

You have eight days. You are sailing into these islands with only your brig, a skeleton crew, a meager array of cannons, and a firm resolve. By the end of eight days, you must have constructed a pirate lair and have gained enough renown throughout the islands to be deemed the pirate King–declaring you the winner.

Six Kingdoms

Get a first look at the playtest version of a brand new board game. Six Kingdoms is a 4x (Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate) fantasy-themed game that puts you in control of a noble family vying for dominion over a kingdom that suddenly finds itself with a power vacuum. Train armies, send envoys on diplomatic missions, and build improvements across the land.  Use political conniving, silver-tongued diplomacy, or just plain old brute force to become the ruling family of the entire continent!

Check OGRe often for updates.  More UNPUB games are expected to be added.  You must be register for MACE 2019 to participate.


Past pics of UNPUB games


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2018 Featured UNPUB Game Designers: Evan Smith & Goblin Raid Leader

Evan Smith is bringing a unique unpublished game to playtest and MACE and we’d like to give him a warm MACE welcome.  He has playtested it as his local tabletop game club and is looking to step out to conventions starting with ours.  His new game is called Goblin Raid Leader.

See Goblin Raid Leader on OGRe for demos times. You must be registered for MACE 2018 to participate.ogre.logo20.sidemenu

About Goblin Raid Leader

The goblin king has been slain by roaming adventurers! As per the goblin traditions whoever can collect the most loot in 5 days is declared the new Goblin King! In Goblin Raid Leader 3-6 player vie to gain control of a goblin horde. Players must recruit goblins from the masses to rob the rich. Along the way players have the opportunity to betray, plot, backstab, and steal from each other before democratically electing the Goblin Raid Leader for the round. Can you rise above the squabble to become the next Goblin King?


MACE 2018

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

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 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

MACE 2017 Featured Playtest: Anatolia

MACE 2017 will feature official playtest most on Saturday of a new independent unpublished board game called Anatolia

3-6 players/ 1-2 hours

Anatolia is a strategy game that combines warfare, economics, and most importantly, negotiation. The game is set in Turkey during the early years of the Ottoman Empire. You are an aspiring mining Baron who wants control of the resource-rich area of central Anatolia. To succeed you’ll need to navigate shifting alliances, Defeat your enemies on the battlefield, and diversify your economy, all with a bit of luck.

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


MACE 2017

November 10-12 2017
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2017 Featured Playtest: Grim Tide

MACE 2017 will feature official playtest most on Sunday of a new independent unpublished board game called Grim Tide

Grim Tide is a dynamic board game of 19th century nautical horror for 2 to 4 players.

Sail the treacherous waters of the Dark Sea as captain of your ship. A deadly monster lurks in the waves, drawing closer with every shift of the tide. Only the most desperate or foolhardy captains venture far from shore. You, friend, are one of these.

In search of great renown within this cursed corner of the world, you will slay the beasts that haunt the black waves and display their trophies at the crowded port markets of Blackbrooke and Kingsfall. You’ll discover islands and salvage lost items or eerie artifacts washed up on their distant shores.  Every day brings new horrors, risks, and winds to fill your sails. You will sacrifice your own crew, wealth and sanity to ensure that it is your ship that rises with the grim tide.

At its heart, Grim Tide is a game about exploration. You’ll start with a board composed of random, face-down tiles with hidden dangers that you’ll discover as you explore them. You’ll have to balance the morale of your captain against the horrors of the sea as you outfit your ship with the best combination of  crew and items to suit your strategy. You could focus on faster movement and trade, arm yourself to hunt the foul monsters of the deep, or avoid combat and make your name as a master fisher. These routes all lead to Renown, which is the way to victory in Grim Tide. But don’t go to sea unprepared. A reckless captain will surely face madness, mutiny, or destruction under the slimy tentacles of the Kraken.

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


MACE 2017

November 10-12 2017
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2017 UNPUB: Unpublished Games

MACE 2017 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.


 

Past pics of UNPUB games


MACE 2017

November 10-12 2017
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

mini-mace 2017 UNPUB: CITY State

MACE events traditionally have brilliant game designers and publishers attending for the sole purpose of demoing and play testing their unpublished games.  mini-mace 2017 will be very privileged and honored to have at least one fine designer use use our game day as a testing ground for his ideas.

CITY State

By Andrew Haigh

Never Just Settle

Six tribes of settlers arrive on a small but bountiful paradise island. Two butchers, two millers and two lumberjacks. They separate and decide to occupy six equal areas of island. Over time the tribe’s settlements grow and cities are built with outlying towns. All the time remembering the character traits of the original tribes. We join the story with each tribe having built two adjacent cities, just to the inside of their respective market area (tile) and three outlying towns.

Every day a player sends out their hunter gather to collect resources. Resources are collected without bias. So if a player moves to a Grain area, everyone with access gets to benefit.

Settlements of different sizes are needed to grow the territory covered. Every settlement is either helping to collect resources or manage and administer the settlement. So the bigger the settlement the fewer resources it can collect, however the more roads it can support for expansion.

Unfortunately the hunter gather can only carry so much, so they must return to a market. With all of these resources they can:

  • Hire additional villagers
  • Use villagers and resources to build/upgrade settlements
  • Spend resources to learn new abilities – e.g. stonemason or jeweler
  • Or as may become necessary prepare for combat – attack, defend and train mercenaries

As city states desire to get bigger and to control more territory, grab more resources, unlock new abilities; tribes will get in each other’s way. As a result, there will be squabbles over the ownership of settlements and fights will start.

 


Past pics of UNPUB games


mini-mace 2017

January 28-28 2017
Food and Gaming, what more do you need?
Bunker Hill UMC
Charlotte, NC
https://www.justusproductions.com/category/justus-events/mini-mace/