Thursday, August 1, 2013

Con of the North 2014 - Game Candidates

Minnehaha Creek Flood Stage

We're inundated with convention gaming ideas at the moment. Con of the North 2014, the largest gaming con in the Upper Midwest, is scheduled for February 14-16, at its new location: Crown Plaza Minneapolis West. I usually run 3 or so games there as part of the House of Indie Games theme room. This year things are a bit more complicated with the new space, theme tracks are on but room arrangements is a more complicated picture. There will also be a Tekumel theme track.

I will almost certainly be running a FATE Core based Tekumel game, probably set in the city of Katalal. I am also thinking about running 1-2 more games.

Candidates include:
  • An Everway  6-hour marathon session
  • +trey causey 's pulp-inspired Weird Adventures setting, using FATE Accelerated Edition (FAE) as the game engine
  • An adventure set in my Xeno-Meso setting as featured on The Everwayan, using FAE (or Everway, or Swords & Wizardry)
  • A medieval African adventure using +Kevin Crawford's Spears of the Dawn RPG
  • Tenra Bansho Zero
  • 13th Age, which shares a design lineage with Everway. Maybe even an Everway-13th Age 6-hour marathon crossover game.
Event descriptions need to be postmarked by September 3, 2013, so I have about a month to get this all figured out.

EDIT: I am surprised I forgot to list a Ubiquity system game: either All for One: Regime Diabolique, Hollow Earth Expedition, or Leagues of Adventure. We need to consider those games too.


  1. Replies
    1. Yes you are! But I am leaning toward Weird Adventures as one of the games. NYC was where I always intended to live when I left Western NY, so I have a lasting love of The City.

  2. We're seriously considering running a Wermspittle scenario at CotN 2014. Our schedule might allow for it once again. If we do get to go, we'd both be interested in Weird Adventures and/or the Xeno-Meso games...but nothing is definite on our end just yet...there's a lot of stuff to get settled over the next few weeks...

    1. Wermspittle... it would be great fun to finally play in a game set there.

    2. We had a lot of fun running Xembor at previous years, so it would (hopefully) be fun to go back again. We are also considering running a one-shot game or small series of scenarios at one of the local game-shops, possibly. It's all dependent on how we get the schedule worked out, now that I'm getting healthy again.

  3. To chime in and vote I think you should run Tenra Bansho Zero that game is awesomely bonkers.

    1. Hi Jason: I will run Tenra! I also plan to run the FATE Weird Adventures and a FATE Doctor Who game, both of the latter using FAE.


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