Friday, February 17, 2017

FREE SPACE OPERA GAME!


We're here at Con of the North! We hope you are too! If you received a special MAD ASTRA Bag 'O Space Battles game pack go ahead and download the FREE rules and get started! They're provided through a Creative Commons license so you can edit, share and enjoy as you like--just provide attribution back to Saturday Night Space Opera.



LICENSE
The game is a bare-bones wargame, so you can edit, mash-up, and share, and play as you like. But please, for personal use only--it's not for commercial distribution. Oh, and please credit us with a link back when you do--we want to see how awesome you've made it!


Creative Commons License
MAD ASTRA by Saturday Night Space Opera is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at www.SaturdayNightSpaceOpera.com.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

MARCH is SciFi Board Game month!

We're back for a re-match of the Battle of the Board Games! Join us at the Source for another relaxing board game fun!

Come try out a variety of cool, new space games, including:

GALAXY TRUCKER AND "THE BIG EXPANSION" SET


ESCAPE THE ALIENS FROM OUTER SPACE 



STAR TREK ASCENDANCY 



STAR TREK PANIC 



FIREFLY 


BATTLE BEYOND SPACE


...or bring YOUR favorite space opera board game to try out!!

6:00 pm / Saturday, March 4
Source Comics & Games

Let us know you're coming!

Don't forget to RSVP using the Contact button above or the SNSO Google+ Community page. Click the image below:


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

UPDATED: Con of the North programming changes

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES FOR SATURDAY NIGHT SPACE OPERA CON SCHEDULE



We've got a few updates for our upcoming Con of the North programming. One of our GM's had to bow out of the Con this year but we've filled his open game spots with two more awesome additions.

CANCELLED:
  • Sunday at 16:00 - SPRAWL OF DUTY: ICE OPS / Powered by Apocalypse
  • Saturday at 10:00 - THE GATE ESCAPE / Posthuman Studios, LLC
See below for the newly added games on the schedule...

CHOOSE YOUR UNIVERSE
We've got FIFTY HOURS (50!) of games planned, making for one packed schedule. See the full listings below and then watch for even more gaming surprises when you arrive on-site!


February 17-19, 2017 

Mark your calendars and make sure your winter gaming schedule includes some space opera adventures!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17


Title: YOUNG CENTURIONS - REVENGE ON MARS
Description: On the eve of WW I, Martian artifacts are uncovered hinting at a new Tripod Invasion. The teen heroes of the Century Club must find a way to defeat the Martian foes before they once again wrap their slimy tentacles around the Earth.  Try out this easy, fun-to-play pulp RPG prequel to Evil Hat’s Spirit of the Century.
Game System: Young Centurions - Fate Core
Publisher: Evil Hat Productions
Game Master:  John Everett Till 
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: ESCAPE FROM PLANET ARES
Description: Game over, man! The dropship crashed on this godforsaken rock before the Major could even tell you what the mission was. You’ve got your gear, a map, and some sensor readings you don’t like the looks of.  Can you survive until the cavalry arrives? Stay Frosty is an unholy chimera, mixing old-school D&D, Aliens, Doom, and Starship Troopers.
Game System: Stay Frosty
Publisher: Garske Games
Game Master:  Casey Garske
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

NEW! Title: FAR TREK: BRING BACK VULCAN
Description: Can Romulans and the Federation work together to reverse the greatest disaster in the history of the Alpha Quadrant? See for yourself, as teams from both civilizations come together to rescue the Vulcan homeworld from oblivion. Character templates provided. No previous experience with Far Trek necessary.
Game System: Far Trek
Publisher: Far Trek
Game Master:  John Till 
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: THE MASK OF EONS
Description: Even as war rages and sentient nanites hunt humans and their alien allies to the brink of existence, guard duty on an interstellar civilian transport vessel is usually uneventful. But one passenger has brought along a dangerous artifact that the nanite threat would do anything to possess. Can you and your small team find a way to stop them before the ship's meager defenses are overwhelmed?
Game System: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master:  Jenifer Dol
Game time: 20:00-24:00 (4 hours)



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18


NEW! Title: LAST CALL ON DANTOOINE
Description: A team of out-of-touch rebels arrive at the main rebel base on Dantooine, months after the Alliance has moved on. It won't be long before they have a little company--Imperial company! A free-form adventure that might lead anywhere, from the badlands of Dantooine to the spice mines of Kessel!
Game System: Star Wars, 2nd Edition
Publisher: West End Games
Game Master:  Matt Towle 
Game time: 10:00-14:00 (4 hours)

Title: ESCAPE FROM PLANET ARES 
Description: Game over, man! The dropship crashed on this godforsaken rock before the Major could even tell you what the mission was. You’ve got your gear, a map, and some sensor readings you don’t like the looks of.  Can you survive until the cavalry arrives? Stay Frosty is an unholy chimera, mixing old-school D&D, Aliens, Doom, and Starship Troopers.
Game System: Stay Frosty
Publisher: Garske Games
Game Master:  Casey Garske
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: THE LAST MOONBASE
Description: It's been 200 years since the end of civilization on Earth. 200 years since anyone even entered orbit, much less went to the moon. Now your band of mutated brothers is blasting off to The Last Moonbase!
Game System: Mutant Crawl Classics
Publisher: Goodman Games
Game Master:  Matt Towle 
Game time: 14:00-18:00 (4 hours)

Title: THE VAST UNSPOKEN SIN
Description: Ancient alien ruins may hold the key to combating the sentient nanites who are hunting mankind into extinction, but many of them are hidden on dangerous planets near the galaxy's center. You and your team are on the verge of a major discovery, but what you uncover on your archaeological mission doesn't just have the potential to save your world--it also has the potential to destroy it.
Game System: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master:  Jenifer Dol
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: RAD ASTRA: RALLY FOR THE GALAXY
Description: Welcome Starbucklers, Astrosassins, Astrocasters and Starbarians! Charge your friction pistol and plug in your hyperspace key, 'cuz you're racing a suped-up interstellar freighter in the greatest race in the galaxy! Be are real space ace in this rules-light, mash-up of 70s and 80s space opera. Materials provided.
Game System: Rad Astra
Publisher: Rad Astra Entertainment
Game Master:  Jay MacBride 
Game time: 18:00-22:00 (4 hours)


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19


Title: THE VOICE OF THE UNAWARE
Description: When humans gained access to the nanite sub-reality during their continuing war with the nanite threat, they found many strange things therein. None so strange, however, as the now infamous nanite forged complex of stasis pods which contain non-combat human-like androids who lie silent but show brain activity. What could they be for? You and your team have been sent to unravel this mystery.
Game System: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master:  Jenifer Dol
Game time: 10:00-14:00 (4 hours)

Title: TYCHO BRAHE'S MOM IS CANCELLED (GM is out ill)
Description: Tycho's Mom has gone missing, and the astronomer requires your help to find and retrieve her safely. The game may include Adult Themes and concepts prevalent in the Weird Fantasy genre. Pregen characters will be provided.
Game System: Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Publisher: Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Game Master:  Bob Cook
Game time: 14:00-16:00 (2 hours)

Title: THUNDER ON EUROPA
Description: They say Replicants don't have real feelings. They say the conditioning Replicants undergo is too strong to break. They say the Colony on Europa is a model for the whole Solar System. They might be wrong.  A Cypher System/Bladerunner game.
Game System: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master:  Matt Towle
Game time: 14:00-18:00 (4 hours)

Title: STAR TREK EXCALIBUR: GOLD SUN
Description: A Federation commissioner, young and impetuous, disappeared while checking into rumors that a mysterious water world holds the secret of Gold Sun, a legendary power of unknown origin. Now the crew of USS Excalibur (NCC-26517), an Ambassador-class starship, undertake a desperate rescue mission, guided by the commissioner's now half-sane Arkenite aide. Dive to depths, where no one has gone before.
Game System: Star Trek: The Role-Playing Game (Second Edition)
Publisher: FASA
Game Master:  Erik Mornes
Game time: 18:00-22:00 (4 hours)

SEE YOU AT THE CON!



All times are listed in 24-hour format by Con of the North. Programming subject to change. Watch for updates.