PrairieCon 2019 Invitation to Gamemasters and Volunteers

tl;dr: Please GM games/volunteer at PrairieCon! Email your games and interests into games@prairiecon.com by March 20.

PRAIRIECON IS EXTRA LARGE THIS YEAR.

Hello PrairieCon GM (and Volunteer)!

It’s our 40th year! XL, get it! Well, we are easily amused. But this is a signature year for us and we want you to be there. We want you there to run games. Big games, Large games, Colossal games! And small games too. Any and all games and in large numbers. So come out and game large!

To make this a big convention, we need your help. We need volunteers to run games and do the many other important tasks that make the con a success. Become a PrairieCon Gamemaster or a PrairieCon Volunteer. Or both! The more games we have, the more successful we can be and the more perfect PrairieCon will become. If running games is not for you, we have other big ways to help like setup, cleanup, running the canteen, and registration.

This year, we would like to have more kids games and more heavy games. If you have some games that would fit these categories, I want to hear from you! Also we need more RPGs, especially non-standard ones. If you have an idea for a (for example) Chill, CoC or Amber game, I want you to run it! Finally if you have a game on the BGG “The Hotness” list, we’re interested! The list, as of the end of January, is copied below.

PrairieCon 2019 (XL/40) will be at Assiniboine Community College this year, 14-16 June 2019. Similar to last year, we have 17 slots during the entire weekend with a duration of 2 hours each. With this we may offer many shorter games with the option of double or longer slot opportunities for heavier gaming. See the attached slot schedule pdf.

As a way of thanking you for making the summer Convention a success, Gamemasters and volunteers alike will receive some special perks. The more slots in which you run games or volunteer your time the more perks you will get. See the attached recognition and incentive PDF.

By 20 March, we need the details about your games. The info we need is in the attached Gamemaster FAQ and Game Submission Requirements. Again this year, all GMs who provide all of the information requested, in a manner that may be easily copied and pasted, by the deadline of 20 March, will be entered into a special thank you draw. Giving us all the info early makes our lives easier.

Once you are at the convention, come to registration and we will get you set up. Make sure to come early, as there are always complications 🙂

If you want to GM but are not sure what you want to run, let me know. We sometimes receive Play-to-Win games that need GMs. In you’re interested, contact me.

Questions? Talk to James on the Games Team or email games@prairiecon.com Volunteers should talk to Kelly or email him at volunteers@prairiecon.com

Thanks,
James



p.s. here is the Board Game Geek “The Hotness” list: 

Tuki
Aftershock
Wingspan
The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
Vindication
Root
Gloomhaven
Iwari
Terraforming Mars
SpaceCorp
Spirit Island
Battle of the Bards
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Architects of the West Kingdom
Scythe
DinoGenics
Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done
Sleeping Gods
Nemesis
Aeon’s End: Legacy
New Frontiers
Prêt-à-Porter
Doppelt so clever
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
Mage Knight Board Game
Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)
Azul
Great Western Trail
Gaia Project
Nemeton
KeyForge: Call of the Archons
The 7th Continent
Gùgōng
Forum Trajanum
Black Angel
Underwater Cities
Brass: Birmingham
Concordia
Western Legends
The City of Kings
Kingdom Death: Monster
Dinosaur Island
The Castles of Burgundy
That’s Pretty Clever
Legends of Andor
Pandemic
Alone
Arkham Horror (Third Edition)
Rising Sun

Pre-Registration is today at 7 p.m. sharp!

Pre-registration opens at 7 pm sharp today!

The registration site can be found at registration.prairiecon.com

Once you get to the site, there are a few simple steps you have to follow:

  1. Create an account, with an email validation
  2. Purchase your pass (or redeem your gift pass)
  3. Choose your games!.

 

A few things to keep in mind while you’re going through your registration:

  1. We process payment using Paypal, you don’t need an account with paypal to pay, but you will need a credit card.
  2. There is no ‘save games’ button at the bottom of the site. Your game choices are saved as you select them!
  3. If people have technical problems during registration, they have to use the “Contact Us” through the registration page.
    Please do not go and post on Facebook looking for help or support.  The Contact Us button goes directly to the web administrator who built the registration system and he is the only one who can help you if there is a technical issue.

 

We don’t foresee any issues, but we want to make sure you have your problem resolved as soon as possible!

Happy Gaming!

D&D Tournament final update!

D&D Tournament final update!

The Field of the God of War will be the Site of the Clash of the Army and the Dragon.

And this Clash will be a Sight.  

Who will win?
Will you Burn in the Fires of the Wyrm?
Or will you have what it takes to win Victory?

Gather your team (or find a team there) and come to the City of Light and Dark for a battle of a kind that PrairieCon has never seen before!

All you need to be Victorious is your skill and your luck.  Will you have what it takes to be a member of the Victorious Army?  An army tough and smart enough to put down a Dragon?  Find out at PrairieCon in the D&D Tournament.

T-Shirt Preorders

T-Shirt Preorders

The T-shirts are ready for pre-order!! will be available at the convention to purchase.

Sorry, we had to close T-shirt pre-orders. You will be able to purchase shirts at PrairieCon.

 

D&D Tournament update #2

D&D Tournament update #2

Remember how we said that each character in the D&D Tournament this year is an individual?

Well, We meant it!  Take a look!  

Each character has their own miniature (each painted by the talented Rick Pemkowski).  With these minis (and many more still to come), it will soon be time for you to make your way into the City of Light and Dark.
Who will you, your group and the entire company of Twenty-Four support?  What secrets will you find?  Will you all be able to work as a team?  Or will you fall into disorder and death.  Which treasures will you unlock, and which will the other players reveal.  In the Last Battle, will you have what you need to survive?  Find out on Saturday or Sunday this year at PrairieCon!

And if you like the mini, it’s yours to keep.  Trust me, you’ll have paid for it by then.

p.s. You may enter as an individual.  Having a group in mind when you register is a good idea but it’s not required.  We will find you a group.