2016 Gaming Room

The AnomalyCon Gaming Room will be open:
Friday: 2pm-11pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

This year, we have a great collection of board and card games available for you to check out and play with your friends. Whether you want to play an old favorite or something you’ve never tried before, we’ll have volunteers there to help you get started!

And we’ve got our best role-playing schedule ever! There will be at least two RPGs going on at a time, so whether you’ve never played before or you just want to try something new, we’ve got your game! Beginners are welcome at all of our games.

We’ll be featuring several Steampunk and Victoriana-style games, as well as classic D&D adventures and alt-history too! Join noted game designers Sean Patrick Fannon and Ross Watson as they demonstrate the feverishly-anticipated Savage Rifts!

The complete schedule is listed below:

Day/Time Title Description System GM
Friday 2pm-6pm D&D the Animated Series Join Bobby, Diana, Presto, Eric, Hank, and Shiela on a quest to return home from the world of… Dungeons and Dragons! Based on the 1983 animated series, this game is perfect for all ages. (More light-hearted in tone than your typical D&D game) The evil sorcerer Venger is trying to open the Vault of Forever, but what he finds there could destroy the kids’ hopes of ever returning home. Keywords: Dungeons & Dragons, fun, light-hearted, humor, adventure, nostalgia. Beginners Welcome. Characters Provided. D&D 5th Edition Featured GM: Ross Watson
Friday 2pm-6pm Powers & Paragons – Unending War 1948, World War II. Germany has an iron grip over almost all of Europe and parts of North Africa. Early in the war, the Nazi war machine was dramatically enhanced by strange and powerful technology, which was granted to the Axis Powers by an otherworldly race known as the Mage-Wrights. Armed with strange and devastating weapons and vehicles, the Wehrmacht rolled over all opposition. The Allies are holding their own – barely. There are fears, however, that the worst is yet to come. Will you answer the call and fight for a world free of fear and tyranny? Beginners Welcome. Characters Provided. Powers & Paragons Featured GM: Sean Patrick Fannon
Friday 7pm-11pm Savage Rifts – Showdown Explore the world of Rifts using the Savage Worlds RPG system! A small town is caught in the middle between different groups wanting to exploit the region. Heroes of the Tomorrow Legion arrive just in time to make a difference in this settlement’s future. But first, the Legionnaires have to deal with various threats that could wipe this town of the map! Keywords: Rifts, Savage Worlds, Difficult choices, Roleplaying, Investigation, Combat, Epic Beginners Welcome. Characters Provided Savage Worlds Featured GM: Ross Watson
Friday 7-11pm Deadlands Noir – One Night at Sherwood’s The invitation promised a three hour boat tour of the Gulf, but you should have known that nothing in the Big Easy is ever what it seems. A couple of rich whales, a cardsharp known as the Professor of Poker, a young starlet with Gene Tierney cheekbones, a cocktail waitress fresh off of the farm, and the ship’s crew wreck on an island that shouldn’t exist. Can you come together to find a way to be rescued? Will you even survive the first night? Why are there so many empty coconut shells everywhere? Uses the Deadlands Noir and Savage Worlds Deluxe rule system. No experience needed; rules taught. Open to ages 16+ Savage Worlds Camdon Wright
Saturday 10am-2pm Widening Gyre – All That Glitters With the Time of Turmoil thinning the Watchmen’s ranks, they seek new agents. They’ve their eye on you, but first they need you to prove your worth. The Scottish Highlands are abuzz with talk of the sky glittering as if snow were falling on the brightest of days. While it could be nothing, the Watchmen never take a chance. You must go to the highlands to get to the bottom of this phenomenon. Be successful and you might well be enlisted to join the ranks of the Watchmen. It’s fast, furious, steampunk fun in the world of The Widening Gyre. Characters provided, rules taught, beginners welcome. Savage Worlds Derek Johnson
Saturday 10am-1pm Rippers – Toccata & Fugue You are Rippers, members of a secret organization dedicated to ridding the world of supernatural evil and keeping the human race blissfully ignorant of its existence. One of your number has been summoned to Italy as an heir to the estate of a famed concert pianist. However, all are shocked to find everything was left to his very young (and notoriously unfaithful) widow. His remaining family beg you to investigate. When the late musician’s grave is disturbed and then people start turning up dead around the mansion, it’s up to you to uncover what’s really going on! Rippers Resurrected is a Victoriana Horror table-top role-playing game for the Savage Worlds rules system. No experience necessary and characters will be provided. Savage Worlds Sara Martinez
Saturday 3pm-7pm Widening Gyre – Pour of Heart New to the ranks of the Watchmen, you find yourself in the right place at the right time. The Heart of India, a ruby the size of a man’s fist has disappeared from the Royal Museum and with it, Professor Forsythe. Just prior to the disappearance, the jewel began excreting . . . blood. Where are the jewel and the professor, and what is this phenomenon? You need to answer those questions if you want to show the Watchmen what you’re made of. It’s fast, furious, steampunk fun in the world of The Widening Gyre. Characters provided, rules taught, beginners welcome. Savage Worlds Derek Johnson
Saturday 3pm-7pm Savage Rifts – Enter the Odd Squad Explore the world of Rifts using the Savage Worlds RPG system! A small town is caught in the middle between different groups wanting to exploit the region. Heroes of the Tomorrow Legion arrive just in time to make a difference in this settlement’s future. But first, the Legionnaires have to deal with various threats that could wipe this town of the map! Keywords: Rifts, Savage Worlds, Difficult choices, Roleplaying, Investigation, Combat, Epic Beginners Welcome. Characters Provided. Savage Worlds Featured GM: Sean Patrick Fannon
Saturday 1pm-3pm Demos Demoing multiple new games! CVRIA: A Roman senate living card game Drachen Nacht: A chess dice game Singularity: A forthcoming RPG Multiple Paul Lell
Saturday 3pm-7pm Demos Demoing multiple new games! CVRIA: A Roman senate living card game Drachen Nacht: A chess dice game Singularity: A forthcoming RPG Multiple Chris McCown
Sunday 10am-2pm Rippers – Masque of the Red Death ‘It is the year 1895 and an army of supernatural horrors haunt the streets of New York searching for some missing relic. Only the costumed Rippers of the Masked Crusaders can stop the encroaching darkness before it is too late! Savage Worlds R. Kal
Sunday 10am-2pm Widening Gyre – The Babadook The Clockmakers Guild has been warned of a darkness spreading across the colony of Australia. A group of Watchmen have been dispatched to establish chapterhouses across the colony. However, Australia is not Britain, and the Watchman are *not* welcome here. Keywords: knock knock, Babadook Savage Worlds Tammy Keyes
Sunday 10am-12n Demos Demoing multiple new games! CVRIA: A Roman senate living card game Drachen Nacht: A chess dice game Singularity: A forthcoming RPG Multiple Paul Lell
Sunday 12pm-4pm Demos Demoing multiple new games! CVRIA: A Roman senate living card game Drachen Nacht: A chess dice game Singularity: A forthcoming RPG Multiple Chris McCown