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Chronological Event Listings for Council of Five Nations XXVI (2003)


All Weekend



Star Fleet Battles Patrol Tournament  * Event Code: All-SFB * $ 5
Game Master: Kevin Hidinger * 32+ Players
Star Fleet Battles is a complex game of ship-to-ship combat in the classic Star Trek universe (the one Kirk explored).  Several other races have been added for variety.  Tournament battles are like tense chess matches, with each player trying to bring his ship’s strengths to bear.  Last year, we had enough players to award an Ace Card, and we expect to do even better this year.  We’re going to start the con early, 11am on Friday, to start the Star Fleet stuff going.  Fight patrol battles all weekend, as many as you can.  Quarterfinals will be Saturday night.  Semifinals and Finals will be Sunday.  Prize support provided by Amarillo Design Bureau.    

Heroclix Tournaments and Trading * Event Code: All-Heroclix * $ 2
Game Master: Ryan LaBarge * 24 Players
An all out brawl between your favorite heroes and villains!  Bring your figures and play to win Limited Edition figures!  This will run all weekend.  Bring your figures to play or trade.  Even if you’re not an experienced player, this is a great chance to try the WizKids system.  Figures will be provided for beginners.  Beginners encouraged.


Friday Night – 7pm (Slot A)


Role-Play

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills... and Other Stuff, Part I * Deadlands * Event Code: A-RPG-1 * $ 3
Game Master: Ben Ossenfort * 10 Players
A combo tabletop RPG & live-action adventure in the Weird West.  Gamblin, Fightin & Drinkin.  A general hankerin for trouble.  A two-night event: you’ll want to be there for both time slots (Friday night and Saturday Night), although this is not mandatory.  If you play on Friday night, your $3 ticket counts toward Saturday night too.  For gamers 18 and older please.  Beginners encouraged.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse * White Wolf: World of Darkness * Event Code: A-RPG-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Chris Todd * 8 Players
The acrid air is heavy With hate and a question hangs in the haze - when will you RAGE!?!?! Come join Gaia's defenders and make the creatures of darkness run home to their mommies.  Beginners encouraged.


Board Games

Age of Renaissance * Event Code: A-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Bill Dickerson * 12 Players
It is the dawn of a new age as Europe crawls out of the Dark Ages!  Lead your city-state to be the dominant power in this new time.    Beginners encouraged.

Acquire * Event Code: A-Board-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Daryl Kimmel * 6 Players
Avalon Hill’s classic game of finance and stock market speculation.  Easy to learn, but challenging to master.  Beginners encouraged.

Axis & Allies: Europe WWII * Event Code: A-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Tom Marli * 4 Players
Axis & Allies has been one of Council’s most popular games for many years now.  Tonight we’ll be using the Europe WWII rules and board.  Beginners encouraged.

Republic of Rome  *  A-Board-4  *  $2
Game Master: Charles Morehouse  *  6 Players
Avalon Hill’s game of military conquest and political intrigue in Imperial Rome.  Are you wily enough to maneuver one of your faction to become the next Caesar?  Beginners encouraged.

New * Wildlife Adventure * Event Code: A-Board-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Jennifer Paperman * 6 Players
Lead globe-spanning expeditions in a search for rare wildlife. Read the cards and learn more about the animal kingdom. Or pretend you're working for McDonalds and you're scouting for new things to be turned into fast food (Komodo Dragon nuggets - mmmm!)


Miniatures

Marco Polo Bridge Incident * Battle Front WWII * Event Code: A-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: John Rigley * 8 Players
On the 7th of July, 1937, the Japanese army attacked into northern China. Their first objective was the Marco Polo railroad Bridge on the way to Beijing.  Beginners encouraged.

The Battle of Kitamer * Full Thrust * Event Code: A-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Pat Stevens * 4 Players
This is Commander Kang of the Imperial cruiser Pa-Tahk. *WHRAMMM* We are under attack by a large formation of Romulan warships. This is a *WHRAMM* a priority one call for all Klingon forces that hear this transmission to converge on the Kitamer star system and assist in the *WHRAAM* defeat of the invaders. Long live the Empi *WHHRRAAMMMMM*....sssshhkkkkkk!  Beginners encouraged.

American Civil War (10mm) * Carnage and Glory * Event Code: A-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Tim Brady * 6 Players
The Union Army is on the move.  Lee sends two divisions to stop the Union advance guard.  Carnage and Glory is an excellent computer-assisted rules set: the computer handles all the complexity, making it easy for the players to focus on strategy and tactics.  Beginners strongly encouraged.

New * Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Demos * Event Code: A-Minis-4 * Free
Game Master: Jim Scannell * 4 Players
Build your warband, roll some dice, and knock some heads!  This event will show off the new plastic pre-painted D&D miniatures.  It's a good introduction to the world of D&D for younger players, or a fun change of pace (think "beer and pretzels") for seasoned veterans.  Battles will involve 2 to 4 players, and take forty minutes or less.  Stop by, check it out, and maybe slug it out for a few rounds!



Card Games


Portable Adventures * Event Code: A-Card-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Mike LaMarche * 12 Players
Try out Lair of the Rat King and 8th Grade, both part of the series of Portable Adventures Multi-Genre card games.  Games and freebies provided by Third World Games; check out their web site for more information (www.thirdworldgames.com).  Beginners strongly encouraged.


Saturday Morning – 11am (Slot B)


Role-Play

Kids in the Candy Store * D&D 3rd Ed * Event Code: B-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Jim Scannell * 6 Players
The situation is hopeless.  In two hours, a horde of bugbears will descend onto a serene temple.  Your party of low-level adventurers is the last line of defense.  However, if you ask very nicely, the old high priest just might let you borrow some premium artifacts from the temple treasury!  Will these high-powered toys be enough to hold off the army until help arrives?  Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.


Board Games

Serenissima: Trade and Conflict Around the Mediterranean * Event Code: B-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Eric Paperman * 4 Players
Send out your fleets to take control of valuable ports, bring back valuable trade goods, and sink your enemies ships. Players will need to balance their economic and military needs to maximize the strength of their trading empire.  Beginners encouraged.

Supernatural Demos * Event Code: B-Board-2 * $ Free
Game Master: Jason Greeno * 7 Players
When the world's superpowers find their weapons of technology nullified by their enemies defenses, a new weapon must be developed; an older, darker one...  This hybrid board/card game is in the playtest stages.  Come, play, and give your input direct to the designer.  This game will run all day Saturday and Sunday.  Beginners strongly encouraged.

Submarine * Event Code: B-Board-3
This event is cancelled.

War! Age of Empires * Event Code: B-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Pat Stevens * 6 Players
This game is RISK on steroids. You build armies and fleets to bring territories under your control to gain resources so you can build more armies and fleets. Beware of the natives: they would love to eat your explorers and defeat your armies. Your opponents want to defeat your armies too, however they won't eat your explorers. Lucky you.  Beginners encouraged.

New * Advanced Civilization * Event Code: B-Board-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Mike Dayian * 8 Players
An Avalon Hill classic.  Take your single tribe of neanderthals and guide their development to become the greatest civilization on the continent.  Don’t be put of by the "Advanced" label - the game is actually faster with the newer rules set.  We’re going to try to squeeze a whole game into the session, so be ready for some fast-paced trade rounds on a timer.

Moved from the Saturday 6pm slot:
Attack! * Event Code: B-Board-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Jason Murphy * 6 Players
Attack! -- A new and exciting war game produced by Eagle Games.  Build your nation’s economy and military in preparation for the attack!  Rules will be taught to this Risk-like game with World War II-era technology.  We will be using the expansion set for the full game.  Beginners encouraged.


Miniatures

Battle of Bundheim (6mm) * Volley & Bayonet * Event Code: B-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Chris Kianka * 14 Players
The first major battle in the career of John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough.  This represented the true birth of linear tactics, with lots of cavalry and frustratingly useless artillery.  Loads of violence, too!    Beginners encouraged.

Panzer Defense: Magnuszew * WW2 Home Rules in 12mm * Event Code: B-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Dave Cuatt * 7 Players
August 4th, 1944.  Russian units are thrusting deep into occupied Poland.  The 2nd Tank Army has crossed the Vistula River at Magnuszew (pronounced MAG-noo-shev) and now confronts the 19th Panzer Herman Goering Divisions.  Beginners encouraged.

Kursk Salient, July 6th 1943  * Panzertoten * Event Code: B-Minis-3 * $ 3
Game Master: Jerry Miner * 8 Players
Elements of the III Panzer Corps push into a Soviet industrial center to secure a vital bridge over the Donets River.  This huge event will run both sessions on Saturday.  Please do not sign up if you cannot commit to the whole game.  Editors note: Just wait until you see it; this is the kind of game you’ll be able to brag to your grandchildren about.  Pre-reg early, because this one is guaranteed to sell out.  Beginners encouraged.

Finland: June 9 1944 * Battle Front WWII * Event Code: B-Minis-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Steve Keyer * 6 Players
In the summer of 1944, the Soviets launched a massive assault into Finland.  They committed over 500,000 troops and 800 tanks.  Stalin had promised to deal with the Finns once and for all.  After a month of ferocious  defensive battles and the capture of the Finnish city of Vussalmi, the Finns decided to launch a series of armor assaults with the objective of stopping the Soviet juggernaut.  The Finnish and Soviet armor clashed just outside the city of Vussalmi.  The Finnish committed their newly-purchased German StugIIIg’s, along with other captured tanks.  Historically, the Finns earned many kills in this battle; let’s see how you do.  Beginners encouraged.

Ogre Miniatures * Event Code: B-Minis-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Tom Ciampa * 6 Players
The Paneuropeans have a fortified factory complex that the Combine leadership wants to see destroyed.  They decide to commit one of their giant Ogre Mark IIIs to the task.  Ogre is a fast-playing, easy-to-learn game of futuristic ground combat.  Prize support provided by Steve Jackson Games.  Beginners encouraged.

Starcruiser * Event Code: B-Minis-6 * $ Free
Game Master: Vince Romeo * 8 Players
Blast your opponents to smithereens with cruiser class starships.  Sign up for a command to play deluxe STARCRUISER with beautiful miniatures, on a board with giant 2-inch hexes that spans over 4.5 feet.  STARCRUISER is an action packed tactical starship combat game, with a unique movement system. This unique (playable) movement system will present some surprising tactical circumstances and will challenge players of all levels.  Run by the game designer himself.  Beginners strongly encouraged.


WizKids Games

Creepy Freaks * Event Code: B-Wiz-1 * $ Free
Game Master: Alex Jurkat * 8 Players
Creepy Freaks is a fast, fun board game of gross-out humor and creepy, freaky monsters.  It’s also targeted specifically at the young gamer market.  If you’d like to attend Council and you need something to occupy your kids, here you go.  Sponsored by Zombie Planet.  Beginners strongly encouraged.

Mechwarrior & Heroclix Sanctioned Tournaments * Event Code: B-Wiz-2 * $ 2
Game Master: RK Sports & Gaming * 24 Players
Mechwarrior and Heroclix tournaments with sanctioned prize support. Both tournaments will run in the fashioned Head To Head style tournament.  Players are responsible for bringing any terrain pieces they want to use for the tournament. Both tournaments will revolve around a 300 point constructed team.  Demonstrations will be provided before the event (11am) and the tournament will begin sharply at 1pm.  Sponsored by RK Sports & Gaming, with prize support from WizKids.  Beginners encouraged.


Saturday Night – 6pm (Slot C)


Role-Play

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills... and Other Stuff, Part II * Deadlands * Event Code: C-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Ben Ossenfort * 10 Players
A combo tabletop RPG & live-action adventure in the Weird West.  Gamblin, Fightin & Drinkin.  A general hankerin for trouble.  A continuation of the game that started on Friday night, although you can join at this point if you’d like.  For gamers 18 and older please.  Beginners encouraged.

Arise, oh Wakened Sleepers * Call of Cthulhu * Event Code: C-RPG-2 * $ 2
Game Master: John Whitehead * 8 Players
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THE HOLE IS BIGGER THAN SOME OF THE PARTS... * D&D 3rd Ed * Event Code: C-RPG-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Martin Szinger * 8 Players
... But not all of them - and that's a real shame, because if you don't dispense with every last broken bit of the failed (exploded most unexpectedly) experimental Magnus Colossus Killbot Mark IV by sundown, the Northwind Coven is going to rain a super-sized order of fiery whupp-ass down on you, your friends, and the entire beleaguered city of Tinkertropolis. Sanctions indeed! The freedom-loving gnomes beseech thee to help.  Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.


Board Games

Twilight Imperium * Event Code: C-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Brian Kelly * 6 Players
A good, easy-to-learn game of stellar expansion and conquest.  Each player race has unique advantages and disadvantages.  Popular at Council several years in a row!  Beginners encouraged.

Robo Rally Radioactive * Event Code: C-Board-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Daryl Kimmel * 8 Players
 The mainframes at the Intergalactic Widget Factory are getting bored.  Now the robot workers must out race one another or become obsolete.  We’ll try to pair you into competitive teams.  Beginners welcome (rules will be taught), but expanded rules will be used.  We’ll be using the Radioactive expansion pack.  Beginners encouraged.

Munchkin  * Event Code: C-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: George Vasilakos * 8 Players
This award-winning card game, designed by Steve Jackson, captures the essence of the dungeon experience... with none of that stupid roleplaying stuff. You and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items. And what magic items! Don the Horny Helmet and the Boots of Butt-Kicking. Wield the Staff of Napalm... or maybe the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. Start by slaughtering the Potted Plant and the Drooling Slime, and work your way up to the Plutonium Dragon...  Sponsored by Zombie Planet.  Beginners encouraged.

Supernatural Demos * Event Code: C-Board-4 * $ Free
Game Master: Jason Greeno * 7 Players
When the world's superpowers find their weapons of technology nullified by their enemies defenses, a new weapon must be developed; an older, darker one...  This hybrid board/card game is in the playtest stages.  Come, play, and give your input direct to the designer.  This game will run all day Saturday and Sunday.  Beginners strongly encouraged.

Attack! * Event Code: C-Board-5
This event is now scheduled for the Saturday 11am time slot (Event Code: B-Board-6).


Puerto Rico * Event Code: C-Board-6 * $ 2
Game Master: Mark Fendly * 10 Players
The time is the mid 1500's and you are a part of the New World discovered by Columbus. What path will you take to gain notoriety and fame in the exotic island of Puerto Rico? Choose in the roles of mayor, trader, builder and more as you skillfully navigate your way to victory. Beginners will be taught, and we should have time to play 2 games.  Beginners encouraged.

TITAN - Fantasy Monster Slugathon * Event Code: C-Board-7 * $ 2
Game Master: Nick Klercker * 6 Players
Custom Made "Deluxe" Version: Enlarged Board and Battle Lands and counters on poker chips for easy legion stacking and handling.  Beginners encouraged.


Miniatures

Panzer Blitz Situation 3 * Battle Front WWII * Event Code: C-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Austin Hogan * 6 Players
1941: Advancing German mobile units attempt to clear a path through Russian defenders.  German tanks and panzergrenadiers vs Russian infantry, AT guns and artillery.  Beginners encouraged.

Hundred Years War: Raid on the French Coast * Cog Wars * Event Code: C-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Gene Beirne * 8 Players
You know the French are preparing a raid on your coast, so England must strike first to prevent such an attack happening.  France, once they realize what is happening, must protect their naval assets and stores.  Beginners encouraged.

1813 French Advance to Berlin (25mm) * SHAKO Napoleonics * Event Code: C-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Kermit Kinkaid * 6 Players
Join Prussians, Swedes, Russians and French armies as they meet outside of Berlin 1813 in Napoleonic battle of multiple objectives and game conditions.   An easy to learn set of rules.  Beginners encouraged.

Mega 3-D Car Wars  * Event Code: C-Minis-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Nathan Whitchurch * 12 Players
The Murphyville Municipal Autodueling Arena will spring to three-dimensional life with full-color terrain and Micromachines cars.  Whether you have fond memories of Car Wars games from Councils past, or you’re new to Autodueling, you’ll want to check this out.  Prize support provided by Steve Jackson Games.  Beginners encouraged.

Kunersdorf, 12 August 1759 * Event Code: C-Minis-5
This event is cancelled.



WizKids Games

Shadowrun Duels * Event Code: C-Wiz-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Bernie Trombley * 8 Players
Try out the new WizKids combat game.  Each player will get a fully-posable 8" figure from the Shadowrun cyberpunk universe.  Each figure has strengths and unique abilities for the combat ahead.  WizKids had a huge hit with MageKnight; see if they can continue their success.  Beginners strongly encouraged.


Sunday Morning – 11am (D Slot)


Role-Play

The original RPGA event, "Citadel" has been changed to the following:
Legacy of the Dark * RPGA - Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Ed. * Event Code: D-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Chris Ford * 6 Players
The Company of the Empty Tankard is known for recklessness, but also for fearlessness.  Now they are gone.  Were they a little too reckless?  Did they die to protect a secret?  Are they even dead, or did they perhaps run off as deserters?  Could they be prisoners in some dark dungeon?  Someone wants to know, and puts you on their trail to find out.  An adventure for characters levels 5 - 7, characters provided.  Event sponsored by FCS Gaming League.  This is RPGA Event #COUX03NY.


Board Games

Age of Renaissance * Event Code: D-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Bill Dickerson * 12 Players
It is the dawn of a new age as Europe crawls out of the Dark Ages!  Lead your city-state to be the dominant power in this new time.    Beginners encouraged.

Supernatural Demos * Event Code: D-Board-2 * $ Free
Game Master: Jason Greeno * 7 Players
When the world's superpowers find their weapons of technology nullified by their enemies defenses, a new weapon must be developed; an older, darker one...  This hybrid board/card game is in the playtest stages.  Come, play, and give your input direct to the designer.  This game will run all day Saturday and Sunday.  Beginners strongly encouraged.

Axis & Allies (Big Board): World War One * Event Code: D-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Tom Marli * 8 Players
Axis & Allies has been one of Council’s most popular games for many years now.  On Sunday morning we’ll be playing an expanded version of the new World War One rules.  Please note this event will go longer than 5 hours.  Beginners encouraged.

Youngstown Diplomacy * Event Code: D-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Warren Redlich * 10 Players
A 10-player Diplomacy variant, including China, Japan and India.  One of Council’s oldest and most favored events.  Please note this game will run past 4pm, as long as players want to stay.  Experienced players are encouraged to register, but beginners will be taught too.  Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.


Miniatures

Panzer Blitz Situation 1 * Battle Front WWII * Event Code: D-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Austin Hogan * 4 Players
1944 Russian Rear Area Raid - Russian tank force attempts to disrupt a German Radio Relay unit.  Russian Tanks and recon infantry vs German infantry, AA/AT guns and artillery.  Beginners encouraged.

The Battle of Helm’s Deep * Lord of the Rings Minis * Event Code: D-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: George Vasilakos * 8 Players
Reenact the Battle of Helm’s Deep (just like in the movie) using Games Workshop’s miniatures game based upon their Lord of the Rings license.  Fast and easy to play, and the figures are gorgeous.  Sponsored by Zombie Planet.  Beginners encouraged.

Fists of Righteous Harmony * Boxer Rebellion Home Rules * Event Code: D-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Mike Paine * 8 Players
Following yesterday’s bloody massacre at the redoubt, the surviving Russian and German troops are desperately trying to get to the river.  They hope the U.S.S. Yorktown will give them sanctuary.  Meanwhile, the Chinese Boxers, hot on their heels, aim to prevent this.  The prequel at last year’s Council was a big hit.  Beginners encouraged.

Warhammer 40K Battles * Event Code: D-Minis-4 * $ 2
Game Master: RK Sports & Gaming * 10 Players
Warhammer 40k demonstration and play.  Bring your troops and your best terrain; we’ll provide them for folks who don’t have any.  Sponsored by RK Sports & Gaming.  Beginners encouraged.

Starcruiser * Event Code: D-Minis-5 * $ Free
Game Master: Vince Romeo * 8 Players
Blast your opponents to smithereens with cruiser class starships.  Sign up for a command to play deluxe STARCRUISER with beautiful miniatures, on a board with giant 2-inch hexes that spans over 4.5 feet.  STARCRUISER is an action packed tactical starship combat game, with a unique movement system. This unique (playable) movement system will present some surprising tactical circumstances and will challenge players of all levels.  Run by the designer himself.  Beginners strongly encouraged.


WizKids Games


MageKnight Dungeons Sanctioned Tournament * Event Code: D-Wiz-1 * $ 2
Game Master: RK Sports & Gaming * 16 Players
MageKnight & MageKnight Dungeons on display. We will be having game demonstrations at 11am, followed by a sanctioned MageKnight Dungeons tournament featuring limited edition prize support. Teams must consist of 100 points of hero's and bring 100 points of mage spawn for this event.  Sponsored by RK Sports & Gaming, with prize support from WizKids.  Beginners encouraged.