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Chronological Event Listings for Council of Five Nations XXVII (2004)

THE EVENTS


All Weekend


Star Fleet Battles Rated Ace Tournament * Event Code: SFB * $ 5
Tournament Judge: David Cheng * 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 two Ace Cards, making us the second largest SFB tournament in the country.  We’re going to start the con early, 11am on Friday, to start the Star Fleet stuff going.  Fight patrol battles all weekend, until we start the finals either Saturday evening or night, depending up on enrollment.  Prize support provided by Amarillo Design Bureau. 


Master of Orion Demos
* Event Code: MO-Demo * $ Free
Game Master: Kevin Hidinger * 2 Players
A quick-demo version of this homegrown board game version of the very popular computer game.  Play for 20-30 minutes and get a feel for the game.  Kevin usually runs the full game at other SWA game days.  If you like it, maybe you’ll come back for one of those? 



Friday Night – 7pm (Slot A)


Role-Play

Dragon-Fly Weather * Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 * Event Code: A-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: John Fontana * 6 Players
A swarm of Dragon-Flies at this time of year? A swarm that destroys as it passes. This is a threat to all and must be put right!  Characters will be provided, or you can bring your own level 7 character.  Druid & Ranger characters are helpful.  Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.

Noble Deceit * Savage Worlds * Event Code: A-RPG-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Michael Haggett * 6 Players
The Sword of Halimos has been stolen from the Monastery of St. Zarastos and Seneschal Torim needs an intrepid band of adventurers to locate and retrieve it for the Duchy.  Beginners encouraged.



Board Games

Age of Renaissance * Event Code: A-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Bill Dickerson * 12 Players
Avalon Hill's spiritual successor to Civilization.  A Council tradition.  The warring city-states of Europe negotiate, battle and plunder to become the dominant power in Europe and the world as mankind crawls out of the Dark Ages.  Beginners encouraged.

Deluxe Settlers of Catan * Event Code: A-Board-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Daryl Kimmel * 6 Players
The immensely popular Settlers of Catan, with several expansions (Seafarers, Cities & Knights).  We’ll use them all you’ve played already, and fewer if we’re teaching new folks.  This is a very easy game to learn, so beginners are particularly encouraged.    Beginners strongly encouraged.

Wildlife Adventure * Event Code: A-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Jennifer Paperman * 6 Players
Lead one of three expeditions as they wander around the world, past the habitats of various endangered creatures.  Beginners encouraged.

Junta * Event Code: A-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: John Fitzpatrick * 7 Players
Political hijinx in your favorite Banana Republic.  An SWA favorite.  Beginners encouraged.

Youngstown Diplomacy * Event Code: A-Board-5 * $ 2
Game Master: John Stevens * 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 midnight, as long as players want to stay.  Experienced players are encouraged to register, but beginners will be taught too. 



Miniatures


A Quiet Day at Mason Wells * Western Skirmish * Event Code: A-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: John Whitehead * 8 Players
You have a job, or more than one, to do in Mason Wells.  Deputies, outlaws, cowpokes, sodbusters, everybody is out to get somebody else.  It will get bloody.  Beginners encouraged.

The Might of Rome * Classical Hack for Rome
* Event Code: A-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Mark Zaslavsky * 8 Players
Rome has conquered Gaul (Modern day France... who hasn't?).  The Gauls are not happy with the occupation by Caesar's Legions.  They have been in rebellion.  Julius Caesar has decided to end the rebellion once and for all by destroying the villages at the heart of the rebellion.  Beginners encouraged.

Poland: September 1939, The Great Retreat * Battlefront WW2 15mm * Event Code: A-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Steve Keyer / Legion’s East * 6 Players
The Polish Army is in full retreat, but it’s spirit is not yet broken.  Smelling an easy kill, the Red Army stabs Poland in the back and launches their own offensive.  This scenario depicts one of many delaying actions the Polish Army had to fight in order to escape into Hungary.  A mixed remnant of spirited Polish troops try to hold off a Soviet mechanized battalion.    Beginners encouraged.




Card Games

No Limit Texas Hold'em * Poker
* Event Code: A-Card-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Jim Scannell * 8 Players
The Cadillac of Poker - just like the Pros play on television!  This is a good chance to learn the game and practice your skills without losing your shirt.  Sorry, no gambling allowed, but there will be a six-pack of sealed poker decks for the winner!  Beginners encouraged.



Saturday Morning – 11am (Slot B)


Role-Play


Lucky’s Shop * RuneQuest/GURPS Hybrid
* Event Code: B-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Brian Wiersma * 7 Players
Hack and Slash.  Oh, and smash too.  Bandits have been active in the area, and the townsfolk are looking for some swashbucklers or hero types (humm, well if you can fog a mirror that will do too) to save the town.  The 25,000 penny question is, where will they strike next?  Lucky thinks he's the next mark and will pay for some good help.  Beginners strongly encouraged.

Quick, throw me the NPC! * Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 * Event Code: B-RPG-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Nick Codignotto * 8 Players
Fight the monsters, take the treasure, and grab the princess on your way out.  A fast paced ride through a twisted plot that may leave you saying, "I thought you had the princess!"  Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.



Board Games

1830 * Event Code: B-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Daryl Kimmel * 6 Players
The quintessential Train Game.  Lay your rails and invite your opponents to pay you for the privilege to use them.  Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.

Chill: Black Morn Manor * Pacesetter’s Chill Board game * Event Code: B-Board-2 * $ 2
Game Master: David Cuatt * 6 Players
Get a head start on Halloween with this eerie adventure board game.  Beware: with each game the Manor changes as you build the board from 48 moveable tiles; the Unknown Creature you fight also secretly changes from game to game, and most terrifying, you can trust no one as your companions may suddenly become minions of evil! Games Magazine 100 Best Games Winner.  Based upon the popular Chill! RPG world setting.  Beginners strongly encouraged.

A Game of Thrones * Event Code: B-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Eric Belser * 5 Players
Board game based on the novels by George RR Martin.  This game has gone very well at previous SWA events.  Beginners encouraged.

Supernatural * Event Code: B-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Jason Greeno * 4 Players
Demons and ghosts are rampant across our world.  Join a faction that opposes the dark forces, wishes to study them, or hopes to control them for their own evil ambitions.  Science Fiction / Horror / Psychics / Magic / Fun!  Beginners strongly encouraged.

War! Age of Imperialism * Event Code: B-Board-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Jason Murphy * 6 Players
Try this historical 1880s scenario for this exciting board game by Eagle Games.   Beginners encouraged.

History of the World * Event Code: B-Board-6 * $ 2
Game Master: John Stevens * 6 Players
Civilizations rise and fall across the globe.  Their passing is inevitable.  The question: Can you be the best at the table at retaining the glory of your current peoples, while still championing the new?  Another Avalon Hill classic. 

Formula De Racing Blitz
* Event Code: B-Board-7 * $ 2
Game Master: Martin Szinger * 10 Players
A very popular Formula One racing game.  We’ve got a full set of the different tracks from around the world, so we’ll use the ones we like best.  We’ll have time for 3 different races.  Special prizes supplied by the SWA.  Beginners encouraged.



Miniatures

Battle Of Monte Christi * Close Action * Event Code: B-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Daniel Bostwick * 7 Players
Take the side of the extremely competent Captain William Cornwallis, or the active but vainglorious Rear Admiral Le Motte-Picquet in the Battle Of Monte Christi, off the shores of Haiti on 21 March 1780.  "Close Action" is a tactical simulation of tall ship combat in the Age of Fighting Sail.  Beginners encouraged.

Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Hotly contested Bones! * Desperado + Playmobil * Event Code: B-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Jennifer Paperman * 6 Players
So who owns that Dinosaur skeleton:  The academics back from east who just found it, or the Indians who have worshipped it as a sacred tribal relic for generations?  Possession is nine-tenths of the law, so the academics have loaded the skeleton onto a wagon and started the trip back east.  But the wagon trail runs right by the Indian's village.  And they don't plan to let the bones go without a fight.   Beginners strongly encouraged.

Battle of the Bulge * Battlefront WW2 15mm * Event Code: B-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Ken Downey * 6 Players
A US Armored Infantry battalion supported by the vaunted US Combat Engineers defend the area around St Vith.  US Tank Destroyers and armored infantry will try and stop a Panzergrenadier battalion with supporting Panzers.  Beginners encouraged.

Craonne, 7th of March, 1814 * Napoleon’s Battles * Event Code: B-Minis-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Peter Landry * 6 Players
Russian General Sacken fights a delaying action against Napoleon and a French army that seems to consist only of units from the imperial Guard!  We’ll be using the brand new edition of the Napoleon’s Battles rules.  Beginners encouraged.

STARCRUISER * Event Code: B-Minis-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Vince Romeo * 6 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.  No experience is necessary all rules will be artfully explained.  Beginners strongly encouraged.

D&D Miniatures for Newcomers * Event Code: B-Minis-6 * $ 2
Game Master: Zombie Planet * 20 Players
Learn to play this action-packed miniatures game based on the D&D role-playing game.  Bring whatever D&D miniatures you've collected or learn with supplied troops.  Beginners strongly encouraged.



Saturday Night – 6pm (Slot C)


Role-Play

Run the Gauntlet * Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 * Event Code: C-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Mark Jerard * 6 Players
The champions have been invited to the annual Running of the Gauntlet by the leader of Helose.  The exact form of this yearly challenge varies and is never known ahead of time.  What do they have up their sleeves this year?  And can you make it out alive?  This event will run according to the rules for an FCS Gaming League Novice Level game.  See <http://www.firstduty.org/add/league/> for additional information.  Please bring your miniatures, dice, and game books.  You may bring your Novice or Master level teams.  Characters will be provided for those who need them.  You do not need to be a member of the League to participate in this event.  Beginners encouraged.

Night of the Walking Dead * Exalted * Event Code: C-RPG-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Charles Morehouse * 5 Players
A force of undead is marching on the village of Castagnaro.  Three Solar Exalted heroes aid the defenders.  Can they save the populace from being slain and converted to zombies in their turn?  Two Abyssal Exalted are marshalling their undead minions.  Who will prevail?  Beginners encouraged.

10 Pounds of S**t in a 5 Pound Bag * RIFTS * Event Code: C-RPG-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Ben Ossenfort * 8 Players
Old school Rifts run with some adult humor and situations.  Characters are pre-made and rules will be taught.  Ben always makes his events fun so come join in.  18 and older only please.   Beginners encouraged.



Board Games

Supernatural * Event Code: C-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Jason Greeno * 4 Players
Demons and ghosts are rampant across our world.  Join a faction that opposes the dark forces, wishes to study them, or hopes to control them for their own evil ambitions.  Science Fiction / Horror / Psychics / Magic / Fun!  Beginners strongly encouraged.

The Traders of Genoa
* Rio Grande Game * Event Code: C-Board-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Jim Scannell * 4 Players
A complex and intense "Gamer's Game" that will test your negotiation skills to the max.  You can visit up to 5 buildings a turn, but you can only take one action yourself.  However, nothing is stopping you from selling the other four actions!  There's a lot to keep track of, and never a dull moment.  We should have enough time for two games.  Beginners strongly encouraged.

Advanced Civilization
* Event Code: C-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: John Fitzpatrick * 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. 

Napoleon in Europe
* Event Code: C-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Mike Dayian * 7 Players
The players are leaders of the great powers of the era: France, Great Britain, Prussia, Austria, Russia, Spain, and the Ottoman Empire. Using diplomacy and warfare, they attempt to dominate Europe with armies of Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery. Strategy and tactics used in the game are based on those of the era while remaining fast and playable.  Players must build armies and alliances while maneuvering their forces across a map of Europe. When armies collide, battle lines are formed and battles are fought out as they were then: cannons boom, cavalry charges, and infantry fires volleys or attacks with the bayonet. All the strategy, action, and panorama of history comes alive in Napoleon in Europe.  Beginners encouraged.

Titan - Fantasy Monster Slugathon
* Titan * Event Code: C-Board-5 * $ 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. 



Miniatures

Barbarian Bashing * Might of Arms: 15mm Ancients * Event Code: C-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Eric Paperman * 6 Players
The Han Emperor is tired of getting reports of barbarians raiding the western frontier. He has dispatched an army to beat some sense into them. Now, if only those horse archers would hold still long enough to let you hit them...  Beginners encouraged.

Last Stand - British Colonials * Rampant Colonialism * Event Code: C-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Jerry Miner & Kyle Madden * 6 Players
British troops try to hold a small outpost against a large Zulu force.  Beginners encouraged.

The Battle of Beda Fomm * Battlefront WW2 15mm * Event Code: C-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Joe Fox * 6 Players
This scenario is based on the British "reconnaissance in force" that swept away the Italian invasion of Egypt and heralded the arrival of Rommel and the Afrika Korps to stem the Commonwealth success and shore up Mussolini’s tottering African empire.  This scenario is set during the confused final battles initiated as a result of Operation Compass.  This scenario is based on events of the final battle to the east of Sidi Saleh.  Here elements of the Italian Babini armored brigade have attempted to break through the thin line of exhausted Commonwealth troops.  Beginners encouraged.

Battle for Murphyville in 3D * Car Wars
* Event Code: C-Minis-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Nathan Whitchurch * 6 Players
A Division 15 battle royale in the ruins of Murphyville!  Cruise around in your souped up, armored and armed car trying to destroy your enemies and stay alive inside this 3D arena. Car Wars is an easy to learn system and the rules will be taught onsite. Experienced players are welcome to make their own cars in advance as long as it is emailed to tarlynxeno@hotmail.com to be reviewed in advance.   Beginners encouraged.

D&D Miniatures Tournament  * Event Code: C-Minis-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Zombie Planet * 20 Players
 Join like-minded battle mashers for a tournament of champions.  Bring a 100, 200, and 500-point army.  Turnout will dictate which size we use.  Prizes supplied by Zombie Planet.  Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.

Rogue Trader Tournament: Warhammer 40K * Event Code: C-Minis-6 * $ 10
Game Master: Zombie Planet * 16 Players
Bring your best 2,000 point Warhammer 40K unit.  For players attending Council just for the Games Workshop Rogue Trader tournaments, there is a special discounted entry fee: please see the section on registration.  Prizes supplied by Games Workshop and Zombie Planet. 

Pirates of the Spanish Main
* Event Code: C-Minis-7 * $ 2
Game Master: Zombie Planet * 8 Players
The latest collectible game from WizKids.  Bring your own 30 point fleet or use one that we provide.  Official tournament rules are available as a PDF download from this site:
www.wizkidsgames.com/pirates/documents/Pirates_Comprehensive_Tournament_Rules.pdf
Prizes sponsored by WizKids and Zombie Planet. 


Sunday Morning – 11am (D Slot)


Role-Play

School Days Revisited * 7th Sea * Event Code: D-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Charles Morehouse * 6 Players
Set in Elizabethan England, a group of former schoolmates returns to the scene of the boarding school they had attended. What plots are afoot in the tranquil hamlet of Addisport?  A role-playing game of intrigue and swordplay.   Beginners strongly encouraged.



Board Games

Age of Renaissance * Event Code: D-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Bill Dickerson * 12 Players
Avalon Hill's spiritual successor to Civilization.  A Council tradition.  The warring city-states of Europe negotiate, battle and plunder to become the dominant power in Europe and the world as mankind crawls out of the Dark Ages.  Beginners encouraged.

Diplomacy * Event Code: D-Board-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Bill Stein * 7 Players
A game of backroom deals, betrayal, and treachery.  A Council favorite!  Bill will be brining several variants to run and a simple vote will determine which will be played.  Beginners encouraged.

Warcraft: The Board game * Event Code: D-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Eric Paperman * 8 Players
The award winning Warcraft computer game explodes from the computer screen and onto your game table!  In Warcraft: The Board game, you take control of one of the four mighty races and charge into battle for control of Azeroth. To win you must manage your resources wisely so you can train and upgrade your troops while fighting furiously against your opponents.   Beginners strongly encouraged.

Secret Meeting in Progress: Come in!  Bring Pizza! * Illuminati Classic * Event Code: D-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Matthew Hennessy * 5 Players
We'll be playing the Classic Illuminati (no INWO) with a deluxe set...  Bring snacks, drinks, and a catheter: there's no telling what'll happen if you step away.  Beginners encouraged.



Miniatures

Camperdown, 1797 * Fire as She Bears, 2nd Ed * Event Code: D-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Michael Haggett * 8 Players
In 1797, the British fleet was wracked by mutiny.  The North Sea fleet was particularly hard hit.  A few scant weeks after the mutinies were suppressed, Admiral Duncan led his ships against the Dutch fleet.  What followed was one of the greatest British victories in the Age of Sail.  Beginners encouraged.

Fists of Righteous Harmony
* Home Brew Minis Rules * Event Code: D-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Mike Paine * 8 Players
The gunboat U.S.S. Yorktown is still on her way down river after rescuing westerners deep in China.  Can she break through the boom and make it safely to the port of Hanghai?...  It may be up to you.  KIDS 8 AND UP ARE WELCOME.  Beginners strongly encouraged.

STARCRUISER * Event Code: D-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Vince Romeo * 6 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.  No experience is necessary all rules will be artfully explained.  Beginners strongly encouraged.

Rogue Trader Tournament: Warhammer Fantasy Battles * Event Code: D-Minis-4 * $ 10
Game Master: Zombie Planet * 16 Players
Bring your best 2,000 point Warhammer Fantasy army.  For players attending Council just for the Games Workshop Rogue Trader tournaments, there is a special discounted entry fee: please see the section on registration.  Prizes supplied by Games Workshop and Zombie Planet. 

HeroClix: Open Tournament
* Event Code: D-Minis-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Zombie Planet * 16 Players
Bring your favorite 300 point force team.  Open HeroClix: figures from all universes allowed.  Official WizKids HeroClix tournament rules are available as a PDF download here:
www.wizkidsgames.com/heroclix/documents/HeroClix_Tournament_Rules.pdf
Prizes supplied by WizKids and Zombie Planet. 

NEW * Russian Overrun * Battlefront WWII * Event Code: D-Minis-6 * $2
Game Master: Hal Warner & Two Tin Soldiers * 6 Players
An outnumbered German force makes a desperate defense against a Russian armored assault.