Thursday, January 11, 2018

Check out our 2018 Con of the North Schedule!

Let's make it a THREE-peat! For the third year in a row, we'll be back at Con of the North to run more games than we've ever run before! How many star systems and alternate realities can you explore in a single weekend? Scan for life readings below and find out!

WHAT UNIVERSE WILL YOU CHOOSE?

We topped ourselves by scheduling 100 hours of games for you to choose from! There's something for everyone this year. Online registration is now closed, but you can still pick up tickets on-site. Bookmark this page to watch for any last-minute updates to the program and schedule.

WHEN AND WHERE IS CON OF THE NORTH?

February 16-18, 2018 

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

All games are intended for general audience except where specifically noted otherwise.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Title: STAR TREK ADVENTURES: TRANSPORTER ACCIDENT!
Description: They happen all the time...that is, about .0000154% of the time. But your starship's had three accidents in quick succession! What's going on?
Game system: Star Trek Adventures
Publisher: Modiphius Entertainment
Game master:  John Everett Till 
Game time: 12:00-14:00 (2 hours)

Title: TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
Description: A group of replicants, all very close to the end of their lives, must decide how to spend their last days while living in hiding in the Shadow Zone of Titan Colony.
Game system: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game master: Matt Towle
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: HOLY WAR
Description: Battle head-to-head in this two player strategic game of religious space war. Ship types include: Rangers, Probes, Warp Line Generators, Luck Ships, Star Busters, Jammerswarms, Pressorships, Psycheship, Emissary of Prayerships, and more.
Game system: Holy War (board game)
Game master: Jeff Conrad
Game time: 14:00-16:00 (2 hours)

Title: STAR TREK ADVENTURES: THE BLACK FLEET
Description: Defend the Federation's dangerous border with hostile Klingon space in this Star Trek: Discovery/early Original Series era game!
Game system:Star Trek Adventures
Publisher: Modiphius Entertainment
Game master:  John Everett Till
Game time: 14:00-18:00 (4 hours)

Title: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: ROBOT APOCALYPSE 
Description: You have received visions of an impending attack on the colony by Cylons. A group of scientists have been working on an escape plan, and they may hold the key to warning the other colonies, before humanity is annihilated. All of this has happened before. But the question remains, does all of this have to happen again?
Game system: Battlestar Galactica Role Playing Game
Publisher: Margaret Weis Productions
Game master:  Erik Mornes
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)
Teen and older

Title: 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 on Foundation Odyssey you realize it?s anything but stable! Can you survive the mission with robot riots and laser death rays?
Game system:The Strange
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game master: Erich Doll
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: ECLIPSE PHASE: THRESHOLD 
Description: After sending a distress signal through the Mars gate and scientific mission has gone dark. Your team of gatecrasher ops investigate what might have gone wrong.
Game system: Eclipse Phase
Publisher: Posthuman Studios
Game master: Jeff Conrad
Game time: 18:00-22:00 (4 hours)

Title: RAD ASTRA: SKIPGATE SCOURGE 
Description: Pack your ray blaster, charge your laser sword and take off on a far-out, interstellar adventure! Join a team of Starbucklers, Astrosassins, Astrocasters and Starbarians in this rules-light, mash-up of classic 70s/80s space opera, B-movies and comics!
Game system: Rad Astra
Publisher: Rad Astra Entertainment
Game master:  Jay Mac Bride
Game time: 18:00-22:00 (4 hours)


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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?
Game system: No Thank You, Evil!
Game master: Oskar Mornes
Game time: 10:00-12:00 (2 hours)
Kids Only

Title: STAR TREK: TO A FLAME 
Description: USS Hopper, Captain's Log: Stardate 43417.1. "While in a remote sector of the Alpha Quadrant, we picked up what might be a distress signal although the language was not in the Federation Database. As the only ship nearby, I decided we should investigate. We found a ship, but it didn't respond to hails. I transported an away team onto the ship and this is their report..."
Game system: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game master:  Erich Doll
Game time: 10:00-14:00 (4 hours)

Title: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
Description: Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away...Following the destruction of Starkiller Base, Kylo Ren flees with General Hux to unite with Supreme Leader Snoke. Join the Resistance to fight the New Order, and battle Kylo Ren before he completes his training.
Game system: No Thank You, Evil!
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game master: Erik Mornes
Game time: 12:00-14:00 (2 hours)
Kids Only

Title: ASHEN STARS: WHERE DARK ORCHIDS GROW
Description: A nightmare is blossoming in a remote colony of Sakuntala: dark alien flowers stealing away the wills and bodies of the inhabitants. An evacuation has been ordered, but impossibly, even the blissful emptiness of space isn't enough to stop the carnage. It's a mystery for the ages and you have been sent to unravel the truth and save the lives that are left.
Game system: Gumshoe
Publisher: Pelgrane Press 
Game master:  Jenifer Doll
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: CHILDREN OF A DEAD WORLD
Description: The decades since the launch of the UNSS Unity saw steadily decreasing levels of communication traffic from home. Now all is quiet from Sol leaving you as the sole surviving children of Earth. Play as one of the several ideologically charged factions which make up the Unity. In this unique system you will try to push forward your vision of humanity's future.
Game system: At the Hands of an Angry God: a Game of Utopias
Publisher: High Rock Press
Game master:  Patrick Schifano Everyone
Game time: 14:00-20:00 (6 hours)

Title: REN'S REJECTS
Description: You?ve screwed up again and Captain Phasma has had enough. You're being assigned the most dangerous punishment duty in the First Order: retrieval of Sith artifacts for Kylo Ren. And he has a new planet to search: Rappan Athuk. Sounds lovely. Ages 10 and up.
Game system: Stay Frosty
Publisher: Garske Games
Game master: Casey Garske
Game time: 14:00-18:00 (4 hours)
Kid-Friendly

Title: BLAKE'S 7: RENEGADES
Description: Explore the world of 1970s space opera as we traipse through a future filled with low-cost special effects, monsters, robots, and space models!
Game system: Blake's 7 Roleplaying Game
Publisher: Horizon, the Blake's 7 Appreciation Society
Game master:  Jeff Conrad
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: SCREAMS OF ROSETTA BASE 
Description: A deep space listening post on the edge of the solar system. 37 days ago: they broadcast that they had detected an extraterrestrial signal. 32 days ago: their transmission said it had been decoded. 31 days ago: their final signal was received: 17 minutes of screaming. 29 days ago: Earth sends the Penal Marines.
Game system: Stay Frosty
Publisher: Garske Games
Game master:  Casey Garske
Game time: 20:00-24:00 (4 hours)
Mature Content

Title: BACK IN THE VILLAGE
Description: A band of Seekers, tired but triumphant, return to their village after weeks of exploring the wastelands, and are met with fanfare and a mighty feast. At dawn, the Seekers discover that every other villager is gone, and they are the only living beings they can find. What could have happened to their little village?
Game system: Mutant Crawl Classics
Publisher: Goodman Games
Game master:  Matt Towle
Game time: 20:00-24:00 (4 hours)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Title: POKEMON: THE FINAL FRONTIER 
Description: Team Rocket is at it again, and it's up to you and your intrepid team of trainers to save the day IN SPACE.Kids and teens welcome.
Game system: Call of Cthulhu
Publisher: Chaosium
Game master: Bob Cook
Game time: 10:00-14:00 (4 hours)
Kids Only

Title: VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER: ESCAPE FROM PLANET DOOM 
Description: Activate interlocks! Dyna-therms connected! Infra-cells up! Mega-thrusters are go! The members of Lion Force Voltron have gone missing. Galaxy Garrison has outfitted your group of cadet space explorers with a Voltron of your own, as your search for clues leading you to Planet Doom. Can your team bring back the legend of Voltron: Defender of the Universe?"
Game system: No Thank You, Evil!
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game master:  Erik Mornes
Game time: 10:00-12:00 (2 hours)
Kids Only

Title: GUARDIANS OF THE POWER COSMIC! 
Description: The Fantastic Four has gone missing at the other end of the universe and you and your super pals must form a new team to find them! We're mashing up our own Awesome Mixtape of old and new Guardians of the Galaxy from comics and films and maybe even an Avenger or two!
Game system: Marvel Super Heroes
Publisher: TSR Games
Game master: Jay Mac Bride
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: STAR TREK: EXCALIBUR - THE SLAVER RUINS 
Description: While investigating the remains of a 9 billion-year-old Slaver outpost, Federation archaeologists are taken hostage by Cardassians, and the USS Excalibur (NCC-26517) is dispatched to rescue the scientists. Does a newly discovered stasis box contain an ancient weapon that could destabilize the Alpha Quadrant?
Game system: Star Trek: The Role Playing Game
Publisher: FASA
Game master:  Erik Mornes
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: RUNNING COLD 
Description: You and your squadron mates have been sent to escort the deep space cruise liner Titan to its destination in the notoriously wealthy Korarian system. Your ColdFusion fighters are nimble enough to outrace both space pirates and hostile alien militias but unfortunately for you, a much greater danger lies in wait."
Game system: WorldGate
Publisher: 
Game master: Jenifer Doll
Game time: 14:00-18:00 (4 hours)

Title: STAR WARS: ACES HIGH 
Description: A war-weary group of pilots fighting for the rebel alliance try to snatch victory from almost certain defeat. Can the best pilots in the galaxy somehow stop the nearly limitless might of the Empire?
Game system: Star Wars RPG
Publisher: West End Games
Game master:  Matt Towle
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: ROBOTECH: THE DERELICT 
Description: In search of the Robotech Masters' homeworld, the United Earth Expeditionary Force is constantly on guard for remnants of their Zentraedi army. While investigating the disappearance of several vessels in uncharted space, a Veritech fighter squadron detects a derelict Salan class scout ship. Is it a lifeless hulk, from a bygone era, or does it yet contain secrets, guarded by Spectres?
Game system: Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Role-Playing Game
Publisher: Palladium Books
Game master: Erik Mornes
Game time: 18:00-22:00 (4 hours)

Title: WEIGHT OF A FEATHER 
Description: You just want to make rent in Manchester. A box of blue (well, probably blue) feathers was mistakenly mailed to you and your flatmates and after stocking a few feathers away for a rainy day you decide to sell the rest quick and on the cheap. A shame nothing is easy and your rent is the least of your worries now.
Game system: VURT: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game (uses Cypher System by Monte Cook Games)
Publisher: Ravendesk Games
Game master: Erich Doll
Game time: 18:00-22:00 (4 hours)
Mature Content

WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE CON!

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