Sunday, August 12, 2018

TABLETOP TESSERACT 2: THE SCIFI STRIKES BACK!


Our ALL DAY science fiction, FREE game-a-palooza is BACK! Once again, we're beaming up to Source Comics & Games on the second Saturday of September (Sept. 8). for our second all-day tabletop gaming con, filled with stupendous space opera and weird sci-fi excitement!

We'll also have giveaways, a drawing for prizes, and more!

NEW this year: We've mapped our offerings to four themes to choose from:
  • BIG SETTING (Star Wars, Star Trek, BSG, etc.)
  • MUTANT MAYHEM 
  • CYBERPUNK 
  • RETRO/PULP

Tabletop Tesseract is a FREE event! 

We'll have games for kids, novice cadets, and veteran space marines. All materials will be provided and no experience with a given system is necessary to play. In many cases, pre-generated characters will be included so you can hop right into the game. Scroll to the bottom of the schedule to save your seat and RSVP!

Most of the games listed are roleplaying games, unless otherwise noted.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
10:15 a.m. 
Title: MINECRAFT: RPG MODE: MOONCRAFT
Description: Take a rocket to The Moon! Explore dungeons, gather resources, build your base, and defend yourself against mobs. Can you survive an experience that is out of this world?
Max Players: 6 (This adventure is for ages 7-12)
Game System: No Thank You Evil
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master: Oskar and Erik Mornes
Approx. run time: 2 hours
Theme: Big Setting

Title: TAMBU
Description: Your ship has just offered its service to warlord Tambu and his interstellar security fleet. Maintain the peace of merchants for paying planets while dealing with aggression from neutral planets and the Defence Alliance. Based on retro sci-do classic Tambu by Robert Lynn Asprin.
Max Players: 5
Game System: Kingdom
Publisher: Lame Mage Production
Game Master:  Patrick Schifano
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Retro/Pulp

12:00 p.m. 
Title: STEPHEN UNIVERSE
Description: Based off the hit TV series, you play an "off color" Gem. Can you escape the tyranny of Homeworld by stealing Golden Beryl's prize ship, Heart of Gold?
Max Players: 6 (This adventure is for ages 7-12)
Game System: No Thank You Evil
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master: Oskar and Erik Mornes
Approx. run time: 2 hours
Theme: Big Setting

Title: SAVE THE STREETS: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Description: Krang has rolled into downtown New York City in a shiny new Technodrome! Donnie, Mike, Raph, and Leo are nowhere to be found. You and your friends have stumbled upon a canister of mutagen OOZE and been transformed into a growling, howling, clawing, scratching band of mutant ninjas! Save the city before it’s too late! This original scenario uses a rules light system geared toward younger, more novice players.
Max Players: 6 (This adventure is for ages 7-12)
Game System: TBD
Publisher: TBD
Game Master: Jay MacBride
Approx. run time: 2 hours
Theme: Mutant Mayhem

Title: JUSTICE OF THE GENE POLICE
Description: Returning from the Blasted Lands, the Seekers run afoul of the most hate-filled people of Terra A.D., the Gene Police!  Trapped in the Halls of Woe, on the Isle of Ryke, will your team of misfits and "impure" mutants escape the torturous fate decreed by the Kromosome Kommissar?
Max Players: 8
Game System: Mutant Crawl Classics
Publisher: Goodman Games
Game Master: Matt Towle
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Mutant Mayhem

Title: RAYGUNS & ROCKETSHIPS
Description: In the frozen heart of space lies a fantastic galaxy of planets populated by space-faring factions called Planeteers, who wage a never-ending battle of Rayguns and Rocketships. This fast-paced strategy, features pulse-pounding, pulp-style action and over 32 original miniatures!
Max Players: 4
Game System: Rayguns & Rocketships (board game)
Publisher: IDW Games
Game Master: Jeff Conrad
Approx. run time: 2 hours
Theme: Retro/Pulp

2:00 p.m. 
Title: ECLIPSE PHASE: ALL THE SMALL THINGS
Description: Eclipse Phase homebrew scenario where you're in one of the most advanced morphs yet.  A Firewall supporter needs help determining a sudden illness in the family. Could this be a corporate biohack, or is it just another new belter virus making its way inward? You'll start out at the uplift octomorph research facility, run by the Hidden Concern on Ceres. It's time to think big, or perhaps even small.
Max Players: 5
Game System: Eclipse Phase (First Edition)
Publisher: Posthuman Studios
Game Master: Jeff Conrad
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Cyberpunk

Title: THE STRANGE: FOUNDATION ODYSSEY 
Description: The Estate has lost contact with an agent exploring a presumed stable recursion born from 1950s to 1970s science fiction called Foundation Odyssey. Your mission is to translate to this recursion and find him but once you arrive, you realize it’s anything but stable! Can you survive the mission with robot riots and laser death rays?
Max Players: 6
Game System: The Strange / Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master: Erich Doll
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Retro/Pulp

Title: LOST IN SPACE
Description: Space colonists, the Robinson family, has escaped the destruction of the hostile planet Priplanus, only to be hurled through a wormhole to a distant galaxy. Danger, Will Robinson! Based on the hit Netflix reboot of the classic TV series.
Max Players: 8
Game System: Cortex System
Publisher: Margaret Weis Productions
Game Master: Erik Mornes
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Big Setting

Title: STAR TREK ADVENTURES: NO SMALL FAVOR
Description: There's a Klingon saying that "A cloaked ship is no small favor." The Federation has become REALLY tired of asking how many special missions could benefit from a cloaked ship. So when the opportunity comes up to acquire one, without having to ask permission or beg, well, Starfleet demands you go get it!
Max Players: 6
Game System: Star Trek Adventures
Publisher: Modiphius Entertainment
Game Master: John Everett Till
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Big Setting

Title: GHOLA
Description: Within the seedy bars and dark alleys of the Budayeen creep a menagerie of cybernetic spirits sharing the minds of wired citizens wearing Moddies. However recently a true abomination seems to have emerged, a Moddie that has inhabited the dead and brought forth their own life. Be part of a fellowship formed to hunt down this ghola in the Islamic cybernetic future of George Alec Effinger, author of When Gravity Fails and other books in The Budayeen Cycle.
Max Players: 4
Game System: Follow
Publisher: Lame Mage Production
Game Master:  Patrick Schifano
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Cyberpunk

4:00 p.m. 
Title: WARLORDS OF ATOZ
Description: When your hothouse jungle home is suddenly flooded with dispossessed refugees, they all tell the same tale. A conquering horde of warlords wielding magic boom sticks are wiping out whole villages and enslaving the inhabitants — all in the name of a surviving Ancient One they worship as a god. The tribal elders send you and your Seeker team out to investigate, and if possible infiltrate, the temple of the great and powerful ATOZ. (G.G. published module)
Max Players: 8
Game System: Mutant Crawl Classics
Publisher: Goodman Games
Game Master: Matt Towle
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Retro/Pulp

6:00 p.m. 
Title: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: PRELUDE TO WAR
Description: Listen up nuggets--here's the SitRep: The daughter of a prominent Caprican politician has been kidnapped by monotheistic militants. Only you and your team of elite human and toaster--er, Cylon--special forces can save her. SO SAY WE ALL!
Max Players: 6
Game System: Battlestar Galactica - Cortex System
Publisher: Margaret Weis Productions
Game Master:  Erik Mornes
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Big Setting

Title: DOCTOR WHO: DINOSAURS ON A SPACESHIP: PART YOU! (THE REMIX)
Description: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship was one of the best Series 7 Doctor Who episodes. The Doctor and several companions jumped onto the Silurian ark with the Tardis, and saved the ark and its dinosaurs from both the missiles of the Indian Space Agency, and from a particularly disreputable salvager and his sarcastic robots. Then the Doctor left the scene. Now the ark needs YOU! Jump into the sequel, as an expedition from Earth seeks to wrest control of the Silurian space ark from unknown invaders! This is a remix of our July SNSO scenario, with more dinosaurs, and more unearthly threats on the Silurian ark!
Max Players:6
Game System: Doctor Who Roleplaying Game
Publisher: Cubicle 7
Game Master:  John Everett Till
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Big Setting

Title: NUMENERA: THE NIGHT CRAFT
Description: A billion years in Earth's future, you're trying to make a life for yourself among the ruins of eight prior civilizations. Then you find something hiding in cave that bewilders even one who is accustomed to the random strangeness of unfathomable alien technologies. Boarding the Night Craft means seizing a chance to explore the stars and find amazements beyond your wildest imagination. But you aren't the first crew of the Night Craft, and if you aren't careful, you won't be the last.
Max Players: 6
Game System: Numenera / Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master:  Jenifer Doll
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Big Setting

Title: STAR WARS: 501st Legion - S.O.B.s
Description: Reformed in the First Order, the 501st Legion directly serves Kylo Ren and has been called “Kylo's Fist.” The Special Operations Battalion handles matters which require more precision than being callously smashed by the rest of Kylo's Fist. Note: Game book contains mature language.
Max Players: 6
Game System: Stay Frosty
Publisher: Garske Games
Game Master:  Patrick Schifano
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Big Setting

Title: STAR WARS: EDGE OF THE EMPIRE
Description: The Outer Rim is filled with smoky cantinas and shady, back alleys. These are havens for the kind of scum and villainy you--a smuggler, bounty hunter, or other galactic scoundrel--crave. Paying off your debts so you can call your own shots is what it's all about. But the only way to make a fortune under the Empire's chokehold is to make it under the table in some seedy port of call...with a good blaster at your side. You in?
Max Players: 8
Game System: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (Beginner Box Set)
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Game Master:  Spencer R. Hayes
Approx. run time: 4 hours
Theme: Big Setting

8:00 p.m. 
Title: ESCAPE FROM THE ALIENS IN OUTER SPACE

Description: Set aboard a badly-damaged, deep-space research vessel where all the ship's systems have failed. An alien plague is transforming the crew into terrifying monsters! You can play a human trying to escape by reaching one of the hatches--or an alien hunting the humans down. Each player’s identity and position is secret. Interpret your opponents' movements and behaviors to learn who and where they really are.
Max Players: 8
Game System: Escape From the Aliens In Outer Space (strategy card game)
Publisher: Osprey Games
Game Master:  Matt Towle
Approx. run time: 2 hours
Theme: Retro/Pulp

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PROGRAM LAST UPDATED: 9.7.2018


Sunday, July 29, 2018

AUGUST: GET TINY IN THE INFINTESIMAL WAR!


Infinity War might be all the rage these days, but another microscopic conflict could determine the fate of our planet. Join Ant-Man, The Wasp, Doctor Strange, and the Fantastic Four in an Outer-Space-to-Inner-Space adventure. The heroes may be tiny, but the stakes are GINORMOUS! 

Go on a Fantastic (Four) Voyage ... inside your friendly neighborhood wall crawler!

Only your team of miniaturized superheroes can save Spider-Man--and the world. Alien symbiotes are invading Earth and taking control of humans on every continent. They seemed to be  controlled by a single specimen. One that traveled here ... and never left. 

The answer lies within patient zero: Peter Parker. But he’s fallen into a coma. Battle your way through Spidey's immune system to unlock the secrets of the symbiotes before our planet drowns in Venom!
Game SystemMarvel Super Heroes (TSR's F.A.S.E.R.I.P. system)
    

6:00 pm / Saturday, August 11
Source Comics + Games

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SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:
  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

RUN FOR COVER: IT'S JURASSIC JULY!


Summer cineplex season is in high gear! Dinosaurs and other giant monsters are on the loose and we've got two GINORMOUS reasons to come out The Source this July--a pair of prehistoric adventures is on the agenda! Choose your adventure:

Mission 1: Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship - Part YOU!

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship was one of the best Series 7 Doctor Who episodes. The Doctor and several companions jumped onto the Silurian ark with the Tardis, and saved the ark and its dinosaurs from both the missiles of the Indian Space Agency, and from a particularly disreputable salvager and his sarcastic robots. Then the Doctor left the scene.

Now the ark needs YOU! Jump into the sequel, as an expedition from Earth seeks to wrest control of the Silurian space ark from unknown invaders!
Game SystemDoctor Who by Cubicle 7
GM: John Everett Till  

Mission 2: Skull Island: A Three-Hour Tour

You and your veteran team are handed an easy assignment from your boss in the Estate: Penetrate a quarantined bubble of reality drifting near the Shoals of Earth.  Ignore any reports you may have heard about the hazards of Skull Island, giant monsters fighting for dominance, weird Fay creatures singing to moths in caves, or fire-breathing three-headed dragons. Pack your hiking boots and a spare pair of socks, because it's going to be a working vacation!
Game SystemThe STRANGE by Monte Cook Games
GM: Matt Towle   

6:00 pm / Saturday, July 14
Source Comics + Games

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  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

JUNE SNSO: Inter-dimensional Summer Vacation!


School is out! Summer is here! Time to air up the tires on your BMX dirt bike and tear off on a strange, sci-fi adventure in the suburbs!

In the spirit of Stranger Things, E.T., The Goonies, The Explorers, and many other 80s adventure flicks that became pop culture icons, we bring you TALES FROM THE LOOP!

Based on the stunning, nostalgia-infused art of Simon Stålenhag, this roleplaying game from Modiphius Entertainment superbly weaves massive, industrial robots, strange creatures, and thrilling mysteries into a wistful and moody, 80s landscape.

Tales From the Loop won five ENnies (the Oscars of tabletop RPGs) in 2017 including Best Game, Best Setting, Best Writing, Best Internal Art, and Product of the Year!

Mission details:

The police consider you a nuisance. Your parents want you to back by dinner. But you and your band of tweenage misfit pals are too busy exploring the mysteries dredged up from the reality-ripping "Loop," a massive space-time altering machine guarded in secrecy at a nearby facility in your hometown. 

6:00 pm / Saturday, June 9
Source Comics + Games

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SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:
  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!