Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Free RPG Day at The Source!

Just a quick reminder: Free RPG Day, Saturday, is June 15! We'll be at Source Comics & Games to run some exciting and thought-proving sci-fi RPGs! As always, it's free to play and you don't need to bring anything or have previous experience. Materials will be provided and rules are easy to learn. Games run approximately 3-4 hours. Check out the schedule:

SOURCE COMICS & GAMES - ROSEVILLE, MN

Games at The Source will be 3-4 hours in length.

2:00 P.M.

Title: HOMESHIP
Game System: Kingdom
Deep Space 9, Babylon 5, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica are all great shows about a community dealing with external threats, internal divisions, and existential questions about who the community is. Create the community of the HomeShip and explore its journey as important members of the community. This story is yours to tell!
Game Master: Patrick Schifano

6:00 P.M.



Title: THE APOCALYPSE ARK
Game System: Mutant Crawl Classics
When stories of a rogue "smart metal" being the size of a mountain come to your village, no one takes them seriously, at least until the tracked 10-story-tall monstrosity begins cutting a gigantic swath through your hothouse jungle homeland. Invulnerable to even the mightiest mutations, your only hope to stop its menacing march is to find entry to its interior and access its power sources and sinister inhabitants.  A 5th-level Mutant Crawl Classics adventure for 3-8 players. Written by Brendan J. LaSalle.
Game Master:  Matt Towle


Title: CREATE THE FUTURE
Game System: Microscope
Human civilization has just begun to be established in space.  Come help tell the next hundred, thousand, or million years of human history.
Game Master: Patrick Schifano


SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:

  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!
  • Limited seating for all games--arrive early to ensure your spot!

Free RPG Day at Tower Games!

Just a quick reminder: Free RPG Day, Saturday, is June 15! We return to Tower Games with a few fast-paced adventures!  Save your cash for some cool swag, because these games are free to play! You don't need to bring anything or have experience prior to playing. We'll provide all materials and will teach you the rules. Games run approximately 2 hours. Here's the schedule:

TOWER GAMES - MINNEAPOLIS, MN

All games at Tower will be 2-hours in length.

12:00 P.M. 



Title: STRUGGLE FOR THE THRONE
Game System: Star Trek: The Role Playing Game (2nd Ed, FASA)
Struggle for the Throne (micro-game, FASA)
Play a Klingon "Game of Thrones" as the family of a Great House, defending the Empire from invading Borg. Choose your allies carefully, as you bribe, assassinate, spy, and threaten the other Great Houses to struggle for the Throne!
Game Master: Erik Mornes


2:00 P.M.

Title: STRUGGLE FOR THE THRONE (repeat)




Title: 16th CENTURY STARGATE: NEW SPAIN
Game System: Old School-inspired d20 RPG (simple rules will be taught)
You are one of La Compania, a motley crew of occult, scientific, and military "specialists" in the service of the King of Spain. You are hot on the trail of the Conquistador Francisco de Coronado, as he pursues his legendary City of Gold. Can you get there first? Is he insane? You decide!
Game Master: John Till


4:00 P.M. 
Title: STRUGGLE FOR THE THRONE (repeat)


6:00 P.M. 


Title: NUMENERA: THE STAR SHOWER
Game System: Numenera RPG
Welcome to the far, far future world of Numenera, the Ninth World. Humanity went to the stars, but has fallen back to its terrestrial home. You saw it all from the roof of the caravanserai: a great star-shower has descended nearby. Such star-relics are often a source of treasure and trouble - get there first! 
Game Master: John Till

SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:

  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!
  • Limited seating for all games--arrive early to ensure your spot!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

June: FREE RPG DAY!

Hey gamer geeks! We're skipping our usual SNSO game night so we can bring you a gaggle of games on Free RPG Day, Saturday, June 15! If you've ever wanted to try out a system you've never played--or are just looking for something fun and awesome to do, THIS IS YOUR DAY!

All games are free to play and you don't need to bring anything or have previous experience. All materials will be provided and rules will be taught.

This year, we'll be running games at two locations:

SOURCE COMICS & GAMES - ROSEVILLE, MN

Games at The Source will be 3-4 hours in length.

2:00 P.M.

Title: HOMESHIP
Game System: Kingdom
Deep Space 9, Babylon 5, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica are all great shows about a community dealing with external threats, internal divisions, and existential questions about who the community is. Create the community of the HomeShip and explore its journey as important members of the community. This story is yours to tell!
Game Master: Patrick Schifano

6:00 P.M.



Title: THE APOCALYPSE ARK
Game System: Mutant Crawl Classics
When stories of a rogue "smart metal" being the size of a mountain come to your village, no one takes them seriously, at least until the tracked 10-story-tall monstrosity begins cutting a gigantic swath through your hothouse jungle homeland. Invulnerable to even the mightiest mutations, your only hope to stop its menacing march is to find entry to its interior and access its power sources and sinister inhabitants.  A 5th-level Mutant Crawl Classics adventure for 3-8 players. Written by Brendan J. LaSalle.
Game Master:  Matt Towle


Title: CREATE THE FUTURE
Game System: Microscope
Human civilization has just begun to be established in space.  Come help tell the next hundred, thousand, or million years of human history.
Game Master: Patrick Schifano


TOWER GAMES - MINNEAPOLIS, MN

All games at Tower will be 2-hours in length.

12:00 P.M. 



Title: STRUGGLE FOR THE THRONE
Game System: Star Trek: The Role Playing Game (2nd Ed, FASA)
Struggle for the Throne (micro-game, FASA)
Play a Klingon "Game of Thrones" as the family of a Great House, defending the Empire from invading Borg. Choose your allies carefully, as you bribe, assassinate, spy, and threaten the other Great Houses to struggle for the Throne!
Game Master: Erik Mornes


2:00 P.M.

Title: STRUGGLE FOR THE THRONE (repeat)




Title: 16th CENTURY STARGATE: NEW SPAIN
Game System: Old School-inspired d20 RPG (simple rules will be taught)
You are one of La Compania, a motley crew of occult, scientific, and military "specialists" in the service of the King of Spain. You are hot on the trail of the Conquistador Francisco de Coronado, as he pursues his legendary City of Gold. Can you get there first? Is he insane? You decide!
Game Master: John Till


4:00 P.M. 
Title: STRUGGLE FOR THE THRONE (repeat)


6:00 P.M. 


Title: NUMENERA: THE STAR SHOWER
Game System: Numenera RPG
Welcome to the far, far future world of Numenera, the Ninth World. Humanity went to the stars, but has fallen back to its terrestrial home. You saw it all from the roof of the caravanserai: a great star-shower has descended nearby. Such star-relics are often a source of treasure and trouble - get there first! 
Game Master: John Till

Sunday, April 28, 2019

MAY SNSO: Maximum MAY-hem!


OH BOY. We've done it now--we've got a TRIPLE threat of thrilling adventure! There's SO MUCH action and excitement going down at the Source this month...it's pure MAYHEM!!!

Choose from one of three incredible game scenarios:

MARVEL HEROIC RPG: THE TRIAL OF JEAN GREY
Haven't gotten enough Endgame in your gaming diet? Marvel Heroic Roleplaying is the most-recent RPG to carry the license. The version for this adventure incorporates versions of beloved characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the classic comics. 

SYNOPSIS:
Hang on to your temporal paradoxes, true believers! Join the ultimate team-up: the All-New X-Men, the original X-Men brought to the present, and the Guardians of the Galaxy on a desperate mission. The all-powerful, Gladiator of the Shi'ar Empire, has abducted Jean Grey to stand trial before for  for the destruction caused years earlier by the Phoenix Force. Now it's up to you to rescue Jean! Excelsior!

MOTHERSHIP: HARD LIGHT
Looking for something seriously scary to play? Mothership is an indie sci-fi horror game that's equal parts Alien and Event Horizon where "you and your crew try to survive in the most inhospitable environment in the universe: outer space!"

SYNOPSIS:
The charts said Perdurabo was a system rich in mining and salvage. They did not mention the solar radiation now crippling your ship. But sensors show a nearby asteroid where your ship could take refuge in its shadow. Visuals show an airlock built into the surface. Good, because your ship is practically glowing with radiation. Hope the locals are friendly!

FATE RPG: MASTERS OF UMDAAR - SECRET OF MYN

By the power of FATE! Masters of Umdaar is realm of science fantasy filled with robots, mutants, and talking animals! The publishers of this Fate System RPG call it a "retro tribute to the likes of John Carter of Mars, Flash Gordon, He-Man, and Thundercats!"

SYNOPSIS:
Will you be able to rescue the Snuvee from the clutches of an evil cyber warlord and his henchmen? What lies within the fabled Hills of Myn? Are the legends true that an emerald amulet of great power could reside below the surface? Join in the adventure this Saturday and uncover “The Secret of Myn in an all-ages raucous adventure!

6:00 pm / Saturday, May 11

SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:
  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!
  • Limited seating for all games--arrive early to ensure your spot!
Click the image below to RSVP at our Facebook event page--so we know you're coming!


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April Adventures with the SNSO!


RED ALERT! Star Trek fans to your stations! We've got a treat for you--an exciting new adventure set during Star Trek Discovery!


Star Trek Adventures: Raft of the Medusa! 
"S.O.S.! Mayday! Mayday!" This is the U.S.S. Medusa requesting immediate help!" You are the crew of the U.S.S. Republic, a Constitution-class starship, responding to an urgent distress signal from a shuttlecraft fleeing the Medusa, a gigantic, experimental Discovery-class starship! Adventure on the edge of the galaxy in this early Original Series/Discovery-era game.  


Marvel Heroic RPG: Part 2 of 3 of a mini campaign set in the MCU!

6:00 pm / Saturday, April 13

SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:
  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!
  • Limited seating for all games--arrive early to ensure your spot!
Click the image below to RSVP at our Facebook event page--so we know you're coming!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Social Science: GAMES!

WE ARE SO PSYCHED! Saturday Night Space Opera is returning to the Science Museum of Minnesota! We're bringing RPG Academy back for Social Science: GAME NIGHT! We'll be there to give a primer on tabletop roleplaying games for the 21+ crowd.

Join us on Thursday, April 11 to learn about RPGs, test your mettle with geek trivia, and enter to win some REALLY COOL PRIZES. PLUS: The first 50 gamers who play will take home a free d20 die!

Social Science is a spectacle for all fans of cosplay, comics, and nerd-series classics. Dress up as your favorite superhero, Jedi, or other pop culture hero. Social Science is a unique, 21+ museum event where you can roam the halls explore the exhibits at night!

6:00 pm / Thursday, April 11
Science Museum of Minnesota

We're going to blast-off into the future for some roleplaying game fun:
  • Try out an exciting tabletop game in our RPG Academy booth!
  • Test your knowledge of geeky pop culture! 
  • Enter to win cool tabletop game gear!
  • The first 50 participants will take home a twenty-sided die!
If you've ever wondered about roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons, this is the event for you! You'll get a crash course in RPGs and learn all about tabletop games!

RSVP on SMM's Facebook event page.

Friday, March 15, 2019

March Make-up Games!


What's the line about March being "in like a lion"? Maybe it should be updated to something a little more with the times, such as... IN LIKE A HERD OF RAGING ELEPHANTS! After a foot of snow and ice laid waste to our game plans a few weeks ago, we re-assessed and came up with make-up game night! It's different than our normal date and time--so be sure to mark your calendars for...

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 at 5:00 PM

Still on a Saturday. Still at the Source.

We've also had to update one of our games due to a GM not being available. But you still get to choose between TWO fantastic adventures!


Marvel Heroic RPG Part 1: Captain Marvel: Kree-Skrull War!
Hold on to your pagers, True Believers! War between the alien empires of the Kree and the Skrulls has been waged for millennia, and Earth has become the latest battlefield. The Avengers join Captain Marvel, a superhero fused with Kree DNA, to prevent our world from becoming an unwitting pawn. Excelsior! 
This adventure is a mashup of classic comic storylines and the MCU and will kick off the first part of a three-part mini-campaign!  

Mutant Crawl Classics: That's No Moon! 
Set aboard a giant generation ship: The Warden, somewhere in uncharted space. Your team is sent blasting into the unknown in their out-of-control bubble car! Can the Seekers survive long enough to discern the secrets of the Atomic Asteroid, or the motives of the Molecular Emigrés? And why IS main engineering setting off every Geiger counter in the joint?
Once again, be sure to note this updated date and time:

5:00 pm / Saturday, March 23

SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:
  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!
  • Limited seating for all games--arrive early to ensure your spot!
Click the image below to RSVP at our Facebook event page--so we know you're coming!


Here's a quick primer on the Kree-Skrull War to get you started!




Sunday, February 24, 2019

MARVELOUS MARCH!


UPDATE: Due to dangerous roads from the snow, The Source made the right call and cancelled game room events this evening. We're looking for a make-up day before the end of the month. Stay tuned!
Listen up comic fans--have we got a double dose of super-heroic games for you! You may have heard a certain Marvelous captain is coming to Earth theaters this weekend. Here's your chance to dive right into the thick of that great galactic conflict--Kree-Skrull War that started it all! Choose from TWO super-charged RPG adventures...


Marvel Heroic RPG: Captain Marvel: Kree-Skrull War!
Hold on to your pagers, True Believers! War between the alien empires of the Kree and the Skrulls has been waged for millennia, and Earth has become the latest battlefield. The Avengers join Captain Marvel, a superhero fused with Kree DNA, to prevent our world from becoming an unwitting pawn. Excelsior! 
This adventure is a mashup of classic comic storylines and the MCU and will kick off the first part of a three-part mini-campaign!  


Shadow of the Century - Fate RPG: Refugee Crisis!
There's superheroes, and then there's the '80s everyday action heroes who make things right every day. Set in the aftermath of the Kree-Skrull War (one of them, anyway!) a bionic woman, the dude with the sentient car, a one (hu)man army, the Sasquatch android, and so on, must figure out the mystery behind a crashed alien ship, before nefarious conspiracies acting behind the scenes can leverage the crash for World Dominance. 
A Fate-based game of 1980s action using the brand new Shadow of the Century.
We're back the Source for this event. So be sure to adjust your astro-navigation system!

6:00 pm / Saturday, March 9

SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:
  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!
  • Limited seating for all games--arrive early to ensure your spot!
Click the image below to RSVP at our Facebook event page--so we know you're coming!


Here's a quick primer on the Kree-Skrull War to get you started!




Sunday, January 27, 2019

Feb. SNSO: REVENGE OF THE BATTLE OF THE BOARD GAMES!

Last year we started a tradition: the week before we return to Con of the North, we bring a bunch of our favorite new board games (and some that are just our favorites) to SNSO to play!

Our game masters bring their game loot and all players get to cast their votes on what they'd like to play. It's like a sci-fi democracy! Some of the games you'll get to choose from, include:

STARSHIP SAMURAI

Let's be honest, there's no resisting a game with a title that cool!


MISSION: RED PLANET 

A favorite steampunk game with gorgeous rocketship art!


STAR TREK PANIC 

Fend off wave after wave of Klingons, Romulans, and all manner of space hazards as the crew of the original Enterprise!



...or bring YOUR favorite sci-fi board game to try out!!

6:00 pm / Saturday, February 9 at Fantasy Flight Games

Let us know you're coming!

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Stay tuned for more RPG fun in February when we invade Con of the North!


Monday, January 21, 2019

Come play with us at Con of the North 2019!


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!

CHOOSE A REALITY TO EXPLORE!

We topped ourselves by scheduling 118 hours of games for you to choose from! There's something for everyone this year. Online registration is now closed, but there's still a chance to 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 15-17, 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 15

Title: STAR TREK ADVENTURES: THE REPUBLIC INCIDENT
Description: The Constitution-class starship USS Republic is on a routine patrol along the Romulan Neutral Zone, when suddenly everything becomes... non-routine. A Star Trek Discovery/Original Series era adventure! Rules are simple and will be taught!
Game system: Star Trek Adventures
Publisher: Modiphius Entertainment
Game master:  John Everett Till 
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: SPACE PATROL ORION: FROGS ATE MY HOMEWORK
Description: In this retake on classic German science fiction TV show, your crew will be investigating a research station gone quiet. Why is it quiet?  The frogs are the typical invaders, but even they are quiet. What is with all of the quiet?
Game system: Stars Without Number
Publisher: Sine Nomine
Game master: Jeff Conrad
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: NOT ALONE
Description: In this hidden movement game you are trapped on an Alien planet, trying to send an SOS before the mysterious alien planet assimilates you forever. Beware, the Alien is experienced, so this game won't be easy. Can you and your fellow humans escape?
Game system: Not Alone (board game)
Publisher: Geek Attitude Games
Game master: Jenifer Doll
Game time: 12:00-14:00 (2 hours)

Title: ECLIPSE PHASE: TIME OF OUR LIVES
Description: There's suspicious events being reported on the rim. What started as a temporal research experiment is growing out of control. Get your morph there safely, and fix it, or time's up.
Game system: Eclipse Phase
Publisher: Posthuman Studios
Game master:  Jeff Conrad
Game time: 14:00-18:00 (4 hours)

Title: THE STRANGE: SPLIT STRAIGHT 
Description: Out on The Fringe, far from the Shoals of Earth, lie weird recursions hiding unknown secrets.  Will your band of dauntless agents succeed where others have only vanished, out where the Blue Fades Into Black?Tier Four Strange, pre-gens provided.
Game system:The Strange
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game master:  Matt Towle
Game time: 14:00-18:00 (4 hours)

Title: FORTNITE: SAVE THE COLONY
Description: One day, 98% of the the population disappeared, and the remaining colonists found the skies covered in dense clouds that dropped husks. Teams of heroes are charged with going out to find resources, survivors, and other allies to help expand their storm shield and find a way to return the colony to its normal state.
Game system: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game master: Erik Mornes
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: ECLIPSE PHASE: THRESHOLD 
Description: This dive into Genesys will allow us to quickly make our own, Space Opera, Sci-Fi, Steam, or Cyber Punk world and characters. Everything will be off the cuff so come in ready to be creative, work together, and perhaps learn a new generic system. If you've been curious about Genesys, generic systems, improv style gaming, or shared narrative. This session is for you!.
Game system: Genesys
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Game master: Spencer Hayes
Game time: 18:00-22:00 (4 hours)

Title: RAD ASTRA: WARRIORS OF THE WARP! 
Description: Charge your friction rifle and activate your origami overthruster--adventure awaits you and your crew of Starbucklers, Astrosassins, Astrocasters and Starbarians! This rules-light, mash-up of classic 70s/80s science fiction and fantasy B-movies, TV, and comic books!
Game system: Rad Astra
Publisher: Rad Astra Entertainment
Game master:  Jay Mac Bride
Game time: 18:00-22:00 (4 hours)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

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: TMNT: Turtles Out of Town 
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 band of mutant ninjas! Save the city before it’s too late! This homebrew system is geared toward younger, more novice players and rewards creative problem-solving.
Game system: Homebrew
Publisher: Homebrew
Game master:  Jay Mac Bride
Game time: 10:00-12:00 (2 hours)
Kids Only

Title: TRAVELLER: APOTHEOSIS
Description: Marquis Natan Kaan has spent the past five years believing his wife and infant son lost in a pirate attack on their starliner. He’s recently learned that due to quick action on his mother’s part, the boy may yet live. But his safe haven is a forbidden world under the thumb of strict religious authorities. The heroes are hired to rescue the boy, but soon find danger, deception, and a deep mystery!
Game system: Traveller
Publisher: Mongoose Publishing
Game master:  Matt Towle
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

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.
Game system: Cortex Plus
Publisher: Margaret Weis Productions
Game master: Erik Mornes
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: KINGDOM: 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.
Game system: Kingdom
Publisher: Lame Mage Productions
Game master:  Patrick Schifano
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: CYBERPUNK 2077: MIRROR SHADES & KATANA BLADES
Description: You and your crew stumble onto a caper where street samurai are being hunted for sport by street gangs. One of your own could be next if you don't find out who put them up to this most dangerous game. See if you can unravel the mystery and survive the neon-soaked streets of Night City in Cyberpunk 2020 updated for a 2077 era.
Game system: Cyberpunk 2020
Publisher: R. Talsorian Games
Game master:  Jay Mac Bride
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: STAR CREATURES STOLE THEIR EYES
Description: You were taken from your place in the human timeline, whisked away to an alien future and to a strange land where the dimensions bleed into one another as worlds collide. You and a handful of others are searching for a way back home, but you may be destined for something far grander...
Game system: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game master: Jenifer Doll
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: STAR FLEET BATTLES: JUGGERNAUT
Description: The Juggernaut is here! It's big, bad, and it's not been programmed with a prime directive of non-interference. Play one of several races trying to stop it. Based on material from "Captain's Log" No. 1.
Game system: Star Fleet Battles
Publisher: Amarillo Design Bureau
Game master:  Jeff Conrad
Game time: 16:00-18:00 (2 hours)

Title: FOLLOW: THE WORLDS OF PHILLIP K. DICK 
Description: The literature of PKD often challenges our conceptions of consistent reality as much as our relationship with society and technology. Explore these themes and play his fiction using the game 'Follow' by Ben Robbins. We will play as a rag tag fellowship assembled to complete a quest. As a table we will determine the setting, the quest, create the fellowship, and follow the story that unfolds.
Game system: Follow
Publisher: Lame Mage Productions
Game master:  Patrick Schifano
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: FLASH GORDON: HIGH TREASON
Description: Flash, AAAAH! Ming the Merciless sends wave after wave of minions to shakedown the kingdoms of Mongo for tribute. Arboria, Coralia, and the Sky City look to your band of heroes  to save them from Imperial raids. Relive the pulp adventure of this classic space opera saga using the new Savage World's setting made just for Flash via Kickstarter.
Game system: Savage Worlds Flash Gordon
Publisher: Goodman Games
Game master:  Jay Mac Bride
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: PLANETARIUM
Description: Matter swirls incandescently about a newborn star. In this board game, you grow, build, and form the new systems' planetary bodies into desired types, based on your short term and long term goals.
Game system: Planetarium (board game)
Publisher: Sparkworks
Game master:  Jeff Conrad
Game time: 18:00-20:00 (2 hours)

Title: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 TRIVIA 
Description: Do you want to see how well you'll do in your knowledge of MST3K trivia? See if you can get enough credits to escape the Satellite of Love! Homebrew trivia questions and answers.
Game system: Trivial Pursuit (board game)
Publisher: Homebrew version
Game master:  Jeff Conrad
Game time: 20:00-22:00 (2 hours)

Title: MUTANT CRAWL CLASSICS: DEAD MAN'S HAND 
Description: For long centuries it has drifted through radioactive oceans, the last great vessel of the last navy on Terra AD. No captain commands it, no crew serves it, but it is far from empty. Deep in the hangars and cargo holds lurk unknown menaces, some made by man in his folly. How long can even your canny mutants and seekers survive when faced with the unspeakable horror of the Death Ship?!
Game system: Mutant Crawl Classics
Publisher: Goodman Games
Game master:  Matt Towle
Game time: 20:00-24:00 (4 hours)

Title: STAY FROSTY: ROSETTA BASE 
Description: Rosetta Base: a deep space listening post on the edge of the solar system. If there's a $#!+ mission, the Penal Marines will get it. This time some research base on a comet has been out of contact for a month. Sounds easy, but they wouldn't have sent the Penal Marines if it wasn't practically a suicide mission. Whatever, man. Better than being executed. Usually.
Game system: Stay Frosty
Publisher: Garske Games
Game master:  Casey Garske
Game time: 20:00-24:00 (4 hours)
Mature Audience

Title: STAR WARS: FORCE AND DESTINY 
Description: "The Jedi are extinct. Their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion." With the Jedi Order abolished under the tyranny of the Emperor, life for a Force-sensitive hero is one of exile and secrecy. Join a band of heroes on the run from Imperial rule, looking to live another day in the fight for freedom in the galaxy.
Game system: Star Wars RPG
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Game master:  Spencer Hayes
Game time: 20:00-24:00 (4 hours)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Title: POKEMON: THE FINAL FRONTIER 
Description: Megacorps, eat your heart out. In this board game you traverse the solar system claiming moons while trying to conserve fuel to escape the next gravity well.
Game system: Spaceopoly
Publisher: Valen Brost Game Co.
Game master: Jeff Conrad
Game time: 10:00-12:00 (2 hours)
Kid Friendly

Title: STARS WITHOUT NUMBER: ZAMIATIN'S WE 
Description: We, the dystopian novel by Russian writer Yevgeny Zamyatin is now set in a Traveller-based system.  Your characters are either for or against the One State.  With the next interplanetary spacecraft, the Differential, set to launch soon, will it be a successful mission bringing the joy of the Time Tables to the unsuspecting aliens, or will you stand in the way of  progress.  DA or NYET?
Game system: Stars Without Number
Publisher: Sine Nomine
Game master: Jeff Conrad
Game time: 12:00-14:00 (4 hours)

Title: STEVEN UNIVERSE 
Description: As an "off color" Gem, can you escape the tyranny of Homeworld by stealing Golden Beryl's prize ship, Heart of Gold?
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: CITY OF LIGHT 
Description: On the Earth below us Human minds have exiled Machine minds. Those who are exiled have gathered into the citadel of megacity Zero-One. Instead we will form a utopian City of Light where Machine and Man live together in the Mare Cognitum on Luna. Play as founding factions trying to forge a utopia, while the war that leads to the Matrix unfolds below on Earth. Loosely inspired by the Animatrix.
Game system: At the Hands of an Angry God: a Game of Utopias
Publisher: High Rock Press
Game master: Patrick Schifano
Game time: 12:00-18:00 (6 hours)

Title: STAR FRONTIERS: FREEBOOTERS FOREVER! 
Description: Come roll up a crew of mercenary space pirates in the TSR classic space opera from the 80s! Create a team, acquire a vessel, and seek fame and fortune among the stars! Play a shape-changing dralasite, winged yazirian, multi-legged vrusk, or plain old human.
Game system: Star Frontiers
Publisher: TSR
Game master:  Jay Mac Bride
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: ANACHRONY  
Description: Earth is doomed and its various factions prepare to flee the planet, leveraging their command of time travel to gain an advantage for themselves and ensure a powerful place in the new world after Earth. This is a complex worker-placement game. Rules will be taught at the table, but some experience with worker-placement games is highly recommended.
Game system: Anachrony
Publisher: Mindclash Games
Game master: Jenifer Doll
Game time: 14:00-16:00 (2 hours)

Title: BLAKE'S 7: GAN'S BACK
Description: Olag Gan's back--well not 100%. But he's been corrupted by Servalan's best cybersurgeons to aid her toward her long-sought-after goal, the demise of his former friends, Blake's freedom fighters. Can Avon, Blake, Orac, Cally, Jenna, and Vila restore his mind, or has too much of his brain been rewired?
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: STAR WARS: BUSTED FLUSH
Description: Your Resistance team has infiltrated a former Imperial research facility, but something has gone terribly wrong!  Can you find a way off world, ideally with the experimental prototypes you've liberated, before the Metal Hits the Bone? Experienced characters, pre-gens provided.
Game system: Star Wars RPG
Publisher: West End Games
Game master:  Matt Towle
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: STAR WARS SNUBFIGHTER
Description: Snubfighter is a miniatures wargame focused on cinematic sci-fi dogfighting. Take command of a squadron of Rebel, Imperial, or Pirate snubfighters and get ready to make your best TIE Fighter engine and laser blaster sounds. "PEW PEW PEW!"
Game system: Snubfighter
Publisher: Garske Games
Game master:  Casey Garske
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: ROBOTECH: ROGUE ZENTRADI  
Description: After investigating a Zentraedi Salan class scout ship, the United Earth Expeditionary Force uncovers a force of rogue Malcontent Zentraedi. To make matters worse, another Zentraedi ship defolds, and its battle-hardened veterans want to capture the scout ship for themselves!
Game system: Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Role-Playing Game
Publisher: Robotech RPG Tactics (miniatures wargame)
Game master: Erik Mornes
Game time: 18:00-22:00 (4 hours)


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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Jan. SNSO: 40,000 Leagues Under an Alien Sea!



Happy New Year space rangers! We hope you enjoyed all the outer-space and sci-fi fun we had in 2018. Get ready, because we're kicking off 2019 with a trip to the FAR FUTURE--about a billion years or so! Game Master Jenifer Doll has one incredible Numenera RPG adventure in store for our first game of the year. We're going underwater!


40,000 LEAGUES UNDER AN ALIEN SEA!
You're part of a scientific expedition commissioned by the Aeon Priests to pilot the recently completed numenera submersible: The Nautilus! You and your crew will venture to the very bottom of the ocean... and then even further down a submerged cave system. Your quest will take you into the fabled Inner Sea, a layer of water between the Earth's crust and mantle. No one yet has ever made the trip and returned to the surface world to reveal what lies within. Will you?
Start the year off with an evening of intrigue and adventure exploring the mysteries of the deep!

6:00 pm / Saturday, January 12
Tower Games
3920 Nicollet Ave #150
Minneapolis, MN 55409

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  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!
  • Limited seating for all games--arrive early to ensure your spot!