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Chronological Event Listings for Council of Five Nations XXVIII (2005)


All Weekend


Rated Ace Patrol Tournament * Star Fleet Battles
SFB * $ 5
Game Master: Mark Russman * 32 Players
Star Fleet Battles is an intricate 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’s tournament was once again one of the largest in the country, and we think we can award two Ace Cards this year. We’re going to start the con early, 11am on Friday, to get 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. Beginners encouraged.


Friday 7pm - 12 midnight+ (Slot A)


Role-Play Games

Master of the Undersea * Dungeons & Dragons Oriental Adventures 3.x rules
A-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: John Fontana * 6 Players
The Fire Jewel of Shou has been stolen and the Master of the Undersea has claimed responsibility. Something must be done before word reaches the Imperial Seat that the monks of Shou Wat have failed to guard the precious Fire Jewel! A D&D Oriental adventure for Level 3 & 4 characters. Beginners encouraged.


The Last Command * FUDGE RPG
A-RPG-2 * $ 2
Game Master: James Scannell * 6 Players
Belgium, December 16, 1944. A small group of American soldiers has been cut off from their lines during the early hours of the Bulge. Prepare to catch hell. This event will use the easy-to-learn FUDGE role-playing system, which puts more emphasis on story than on statistics. Mature gamers preferred. Beginners encouraged.


Weekend Warriors * Savage Worlds
CANCELED


Board Games

Axis & Allies (Revised Version 2004 )
A-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Ralph Mabb * 5 Players
It is spring, 1942, and the world is at war. Five world powers struggle for supremacy: Germany and Japan are aligned against England, the Soviet Union, and the USA. You control the military and economic destiny of one of these countries in the titanic struggle that will decide the fate of the world. Each nation will be allowed one random National Advantage, and special victory conditions apply. The First team to reach 9 Victory Cities is the winner. Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.


Age of Renaissance * Avalon Hill
A-Board-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Daryl Kimmel * 11 Players
A semi-sequel to Civilization. Players attempt to build up their cultures during the middle ages through economics and conflict. You build your cash through commerce, adding advances while trying to not increase the misery of your people. A long-time Council favorite!


Black Morn Manor
A-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Eric Paperman * 6 Players
A creature of unspeakable evil dwells within the walls of Black Morn Manor and you must destroy it! Your band of Envoys must discover who the Master is and find the weapon you need to destroy him. Beware - your companions may suddenly become enemies seeking to thwart you. Beginners encouraged.


Settlers of Catan with Expansions * Settlers of Catan
A-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: John Fitzpatrick * 6 Players
Settlers was the first of the “Euro Game Invasion” of the past several years. We’ll be playing an expanded game with several expansions. Wonderfully elegant, and easy for beginners to pick up, even with the expanded rules. Beginners encouraged.


Miniatures

Gundam Miniatures Battle * Mobile Soldier by Trevor Lemon
A-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Bill Ashbaugh * 12 Players
Science fiction miniatures battles in the world of Gundam! It is November of Universal Century 0079, and the war between the Zeons and Federation has exploded once again with the use of mobile suits on each side. Fight for victory! Beginners welcome for "robot combat" (N-scale, approx. 10 mm); all equipment will be provided. Beginners encouraged.


D&D Miniatures * D&D Miniatures
A-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Zombie Planet / Alex Jurkat * 16 Players
Gather your army of orcs, elves, ogres, dwarves, or even odder troops and triumph over all comers. Minis will be supplied but players may optionally bring a pre-constructed 200 point army. Beginners encouraged.


Defense of Tobruk * Battle Ground WWII (Battalion level)
A-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Joe Fox * 7 Players
Will the Diggers be able to hold off the Deutsche Afrika Korps? This game will refight one of many attacks on Tobruk by DAK and Italian forces. Can the Axis forces overcome the tenacity and fortifications of the Australian and British defenders? Join us to see if you can change history!!!



Saturday 11am - 4pm (Slot B)


Role-Play Games

On Ice * Call of Cthulhu
B-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: John Whitehead * 8 Players
The Devil’s Apostles are a criminal motorcycle gang who have declared themselves “the worst threat humanity has ever known”. On one cold night in the North Country of New York State, several of the Devil’s Apostles find out just how wrong they are... Beginners encouraged.


The Mines of Thunderdelve * Dungeons & Dragons 3.5
B-RPG-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Rob Becker * 6 Players
Sixty-five years after the fyrsnaca destroyed the Halls of Paradise, a band of heroes helped the dwarves reclaim the Upper Levels. Now, the Clanmaster of Thunderdelve is seeking aid in recovering the Forge so the Keeper can return Thunderdelve to its former majesty. Do you have what it takes to enter the Mines of Thunderdelve? Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.


Board Games


A Game of Thrones * A Game of Thrones
B-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Carey Bostwick * 5 Players
In this board game, players take control of one of the great Houses of Westeros, seeking to win dominance over the land via resource management, diplomacy, and cunning. Players must give orders to armies, control important characters, gather resources for the coming winter, and survive the onslaught of their enemies. A unique phase mechanic, battle resolution, and special ordering system make for an engaging game in which all players are actively involved at all times. The event will not include the expansion.


The Marcher Lords * Fiery Dragon
B-Board-2 * $ 2
Game Master: David Cuatt * 5 Players
The Marcher Lords is a low complexity simulation of the Norman conquest of Wales in the 11th century. The game features area movement, colorful counters and lots of fast-paced action! Learn from the game's designer, David Cuatt. For more information, check out this web site: www.fierydragon.com/counterstrike/marcher.htm Beginners strongly encouraged.


Sid Meier's Civilization Board Game * Eagle Games
B-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Michael Dayian * 6 Players
Boardgame version of the PC strategy game. Create a civilization to stand the test of time! Beginners encouraged.


The End of Infinity * New Game
B-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Jason Greeno * 5 Players
Take command of a team of melded human-beasts as they jump through time in a race to gain control of the ultimate prize. Watch out though, as your enemy will try to strand you in Null Time or other treacherous alternate realities. Beginners strongly encouraged.


Three Cheers for Reiner Knizia! * Euro Boardgames
B-Board-5 * $ 2
Game Master: James Scannell * 8 Players
This event will feature a selection of board games from Germany's greatest and most prolific game designer. Possible games to play include: Ingenious, Palazzo, Ra, Through the Desert, Kingdoms and more! Beginners strongly encouraged.


Twilight Imperium, 3rd Edition * Twilight Imperium, 3rd Edition
B-Board-6 * $ 2
Game Master: Vince Romeo * 6 Players
TI3 is an epic empire-building game of intersteller conflict, trade, and struggle for power. Players take the roles of ancient galactic civilizations, each seeking to sieze the imperial throne via warfare, diplomacy, and technological progression. TI3 contains new oversize board tiles, more than 400 cards, every known civilization of the Twilight Imperium universe, almost every expansion rule and component ever published for TI, a gorgeous graphical overhaul, and an impressive full-color rules set.


Iron Dragon * Iron Dragon
B-Board-7 * $ 2
Game Master: Stacy Fontana * 6 Players
Not your typical Rails game. Build track, hire foremen and carry Orc Ale to the elves in this fantasy setting. Beginners encouraged.


Miniatures

Close Action * Close Action
B-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Dan Bostwick * 9 Players
Close Action is a tactical simulation of Napoleonic-era Naval warfare - commonly referred to as the “Age Of Fighting Sail.” Players will command one sailing ship ranging in size from a small eight gun Corvette to a 120 gun ship of the line from one of four Navies. You'll plot your ship's movement, give orders to your sailors and marines, fire the "Great Guns" and send signals to the rest of your fleet. Captains and Admirals needed! The rules will be taught and beginners are welcome. The event is being sponsored by the publisher, Clash Of Arms, and prizes will be awarded for exemplary conduct in the face of the enemy.
"England expects that every man will do his duty"
Admiral Horatio Nelson, at the beginning of the battle of Trafalgar, 1805


Tom & Jerry ‘44 * Panzertoten
B-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Hal Warner and Two Tin Soldiers * 6 Players
Tommie has been tasked with expelling Jerry in this opening salvo of Operation Epsom. Will Tommie rid the countryside of Nazis? Or, will the the battle-hardened members of the Waffen SS stand fast? Beginners encouraged.


Historical vs Fantasy Minis * Homebrewed 25mm
B-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Austin Hogan * 5 Players
A redux of the game from a few years back: an Afrika Korps recon unit is sent to scout a woods that seems to always be fogged in. As they roll in, they are abushed by Orcs, goblins, an evil wizard and a giant or two... Can Rommel's best defeat the (other) Forces of Darkness? Beginners encouraged.


Moby Dick * Home Brew
B-Minis-4 * $ 2
Game Master: John Rigley * 9 Players
Come hunt for the Great White Whale, Moby Dick, with Captain Ahab and his crew of old salts. Any and all land-lubbers are welcome to join up for a 1% share of the catch. This game comes to you straight from Historicon where it was an award-winning hit. Come try your luck with the harpoon!


Mordheim Maddness * Mordheim
B-Minis-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Tim Carleton * 8 Players
The solitary priest you and your fellow brigands have waylaid begs for his life, offering your party a map to a hidden area in the great ruined city of Mordheim. “It is said to be a place of great treasure and rapid muta.....I mean rapid character advancement. Powerful weapons are said to be there for the taking - weapons which such a stalwart group of adventurers would truly appreciate. I beg of you to spare my insignificant life and accept this map which I am certain will lead you to a well deserved reward.” Afire with greed you proceed immediately into the dark ruins of the once great city... Beginners encouraged.


Italy 1859 * Modified Fire & Fury
B-Minis-6 * $ 2
Game Master: Michael Keenan * 8 Players
Italian, French and Austrians clash on the plains of Lombardy during the Second Italian War for Independence. Beginners encouraged.


A Royal Visit * Starcruiser
B-Minis-7 * $ 2
Game Master: Charles Morehouse * 4 Players
The Terrans were negotiating a treaty with the ruler of a low tech planet. The Grand Chom's brother was making a state visit to the nearest Terran base, an opportunity for the Terrans to impress the locals with their military might. The KRI found out and commander of the Third Frontier Squadron decided it was a perfect chance to impress everyone with HIS military might. This Starcruiser game is a simple "snatch-the-VIP" mission. The game elements can be scaled for complete beginners or experienced players, depending on who signs up. Beginners encouraged.


Confrontation Tournament * Confrontation (3rd Ed)
B-Minis-8 * $ 5
Game Master: Zombie Planet / George Vasilakos * 12 Players
Confrontation is Rackham Miniatures’ very popular fantasy skirmish game. Please bring your best 400 point warband to compete. If you’re brand new and don’t have your own figures, we’ll have a few sets that you can use. Please note we’ll be using the most recent 3rd edition tournament rules. Extra Special Prizes sponsored by Zombie Planet (and thus the higher event cost). Beginners encouraged.


Card Games


Naval Battles * Naval Battles
B-Card-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Ben Ossenfort * 6 Players
The great navies of WWII clash in this great card game. Play in a seris of battles to determine who is the best captain in this fast and fun game. Beginners encouraged.



Saturday 6pm - 11pm+ (Slot C)


Role-Play Games

I thought I solved that problem? * Dungeons & Dragons 3.0
C-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Paul Rasmussen * 8 Players
The local museum has become the site of mysterious murders. You may have to solve this one several times before the murders stop. For mid-level characters. Beginners encouraged.


Doomsday * M.E.G.S./DC Heroes Rules System
C-RPG-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Rob Becker * 7 Players
Doctor Doom, self-proclaimed ruler of Latveria and power hungry tyrant, has usurped control of a powerful space weapon and threatens the members of the United Nations with destruction unless they make him Supreme Emperor of Earth. Will he succeed? Not if the Fantastic Four have anything to say about it! Beginners encouraged.


Failure at Site 44 * Homebrew RPG
C-RPG-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Nick Caldwell * 7 Players
The attack on Site 44 was a disaster! The aliens have claimed total victory. Now a military review board is going to find out who to blame for Earth's failed attack. This is a LARP of military review so there are no stats or dice. The game relies on acting and a few cards and counters. Role players are encouraged to attend. Beginners encouraged.


Mystery in Tangsu * Dungeons & Dragons 3.5
C-RPG-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Mark Jerard * 8 Players
The small village of Tangsu has been plagued by mysterious and brutal killings. The local heroes are only able to stem the tide, but they cannot stop it. So the village has sent for the champions. Will you answer the call? Beginners encouraged.


Board Games

TITAN - Fantasy Monster Slugathon * Avalon Hill’s Titan
C-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Nick Klercker * 6 Players
Custom Made “Deluxe” Version: Enlarged Board, enlarged Battle Lands, and counters on poker chips for easy legion stacking and handling. Usually fills up and always ends late. Beginners encouraged.


Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1560-1648
C-Board-2 * $ 2
Not canceled any more!
Game Master: Steve Bachman * 5 Players
5-player board game designed by Francis Tresham, designer of 1829 and Civilization. Players represent one of the 5 factions vying for control of the Netherlands and surrounding area. Beginners encouraged.


Arkham Horror * Arkham Horror
C-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Zombie Planet / Alex Jurkat * 8 Players
Save the quaint New England town of Arkham from Lovecraftian horrors. A reprint of the famously-popular old Chaosium game. Beginners encouraged.


Tigris & Euphrates * Mayfair Games
C-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Vince Romeo * 4 Players
The cradle of western civilization beckons you to grow your faction to dominate betwixt the Tigris & Euphrates rivers. Can you do it? Tigris & Euphrates is a very playable yet very strategic points race based on the growing factions of civilized peoples. It plays pretty smoothly, so we might get to play it twice! Beginners encouraged.


Axis & Allies * Axis & Allies
C-Board-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Mike Russman * 5 Players
If you’re an A&A fanatic, we’re offering it for three out of our four time slots this year.


Princes of Florence * Princes of Florence
C-Board-6 * $ 2
Game Master: Daryl Kimmel * 5 Players
This game involves developing medieval cities to attract various professions, which enriches the cities culturally. Each player is given a city grid and reference chart and attempts to gain the most victory points after seven rounds. Scoring victory points can be done in a variety of ways although the real chunk of it involves generating enough "work" points in a round to play a personality card. There are a variety of personalites from astronomers, organists, architects, etc. Each personality is attracted to a particular combination of building, landscape feature, and social freedom.


Shogun * Shogun
C-Board-7 * $ 2
Game Master: Eric Paperman * 5 Players
Eliminate your enemies and become Shogun of Japan in this game of strategy, secrecy and diplomacy! The time is the 16th century, and five warlords engage in a violent struggle for land and power. Protect your growing empire by forming alliances with other warlords, but be constantly wary of the knife in the back. Beginners encouraged.


A Game of Thrones * A Game of Thrones
C-Board-8 * $ 2
Game Master: Eric Belser * 5 Players
In this board game, players take control of one of the great Houses of Westeros, seeking to win dominance over the land via resource management, diplomacy, and cunning. Players must give orders to armies, control important characters, gather resources for the coming winter, and survive the onslaught of their enemies. A unique phase mechanic, battle resolution, and special ordering system make for an engaging game in which all players are actively involved at all times.


Diplomacy * Diplomacy
C-Board-9 * $ 2
Game Master: Warren Redlich * 7 Players
Avalon Hill’s defining classic game of cooperation and intrigue. An SWA favorite for many, many years. Beginners encouraged.


Miniatures

The Battle of Murphyville! * Car Wars
C-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Nathan Whitchurch * 6 Players
A division 15 Car Wars duel in the 'new and improved' ruins of Murphyville! Car Wars is a simple miniatures game where players fight each other in their armored and armed cars. The rules are simple and can be taught before the game, so even if you have never played before you're more than welcome to join. And remember: The right of way goes to the biggest guns! Beginners encouraged.


Russo-Turkish War: 1877-78 * Modified Fire & Fury
C-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Michael Keenan * 8 Players
Russians , Romanians and Turks clash in the Balkans. Beginners encouraged.


Winter War 1939-40: The Road of Death * Battlefront
C-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Stepen Keyer and Two Tin Soldiers * 6 Players
The Red Army has invaded Finland and are attacking on several fronts. However, the small but fierce Finnish Army has gone on the offensive and is launching small attacks, especially around the town of Suomussalmi. These attacks are known as “mottis”, or “stacking wood”. This engagement takes place on the Raate Road. Can the Reds hold off destruction until reserves can be brought up? Can the Finns polish off their trapped enemy? Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.


Big Game on the Great Plains * Desperado with Playmobil
C-Minis-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Jennifer Paperman * 6 Players
Sir Reginald Finister, world-famous big game hunter, has come to America to hunt Buffalo. He has been successful beyond his wildest dreams -- and the Indians' worst nightmares. Having missed several meals due to Sir Finister's activities has made them peeved. So they have come to Sir Finister's camp to . . . “discuss” the issue. Beginners encouraged.


Crawl Through This! * Advanced Heroquest (modified)
C-Minis-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Kyle Madden * 6 Players
Join the brave expedition to explore a 10 room dungeon level using Dwarvenforge Mastermaze and modified AHQ rules for fast-pace and awfully dangerous action. Grab the treasure and get out!! You want to live to brag of this, don't you?!? Beginners encouraged.


WizKids Tournament

Rocket Men “Booster Draft” Tournament * Rocket Men: Axis of Evil
C-Wiz-1 * $ 0
Game Master: Zombie Planet / George Vasilakos * 16 Players
Rocket Men: Axis of Evil is WizKids latest constructible strategy game. It plays much like “Pirates in Space”. Purchase three booster packs ($4 each), build your best force, and have at it with your foes. Please note there is no additional entry fee for this event. Prizes provided by WizKids and Zombie Planet.


Sunday 11am - 4pm+ (Slot D)

Role-Play Games

The Call of Mithras * AD&D, 1st Edition
D-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Gerry Seypura * 7 Players
The characters are from seven different times and places brought together for a task by a higher being known as a Realm Lord. In their own time, they are all dead. Beginners encouraged.


Board Games

Age of Renaissance * Age of Renaissance
D-Board-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Bill Dickerson * 17 Players
A semi-sequel to Civilization. Players attempt to build up their cultures during the middle ages through economics and conflict. A classic closing event for the Council. Some knowledge of this rules system preferred.


Vinci * Vinci
D-Board-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Eric Paperman * 6 Players
A game of the rise and fall of civilizations. You use your civilization's special skills to build an empire. Go into decline as other civilizations chip away at your territory. Grab a new civilization and start again. Beginners encouraged.


Axis & Allies: Classic and New * Axis & Allies
D-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Frank DiNola * 12 Players
Play Pacific, D-Day, Europe, Classic, or the new editon of the original Axis and Allies. Choose your favorite version.


Twilight Imperium * Twilight Imperium (3rd Ed)
D-Board-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Jason Murphy * Players
TI3 is an epic empire-building game of intersteller conflict, trade, and struggle for power. Players take the roles of ancient galactic civilizations, each seeking to sieze the imperial throne via warfare, diplomacy, and technological progression. TI3 contains new oversize board tiles, more than 400 cards, every known civilization of the Twilight Imperium universe, almost every expansion rule and component ever published for TI, a gorgeous graphical overhaul, and an impressive full-color rules set.


Miniatures

Hold that Bridge! Not one step backwards! * Battlefront WWII 15mm
D-Minis-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Austin Hogan * 5 Players
Congratulations on capturing the bridge, Lieutenant. Now all you have to do is hold it until the rest of the Kampfgruppe arrives! Can your recon group buy the Pioneers enough time to remove the charges from the bridge? Can you hold the bridge against Russian tanks until the rest of your forces arrive? Beginners encouraged.


Escape from Hanghai * Home Rules
D-Minis-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Mike Paine * 8 Players
Dr. Satan and his diabolical steam robot are on the march, along with their allies, the Imperial Chinese, to loot Hanghai. The player that exits the table with the most loot wins the game. Beginners strongly encouraged.


Big Game on the Great Plains * Desperado with Playmobil
D-Minis-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Jennifer Paperman * 6 Players
Sir Reginald Finister, world-famous big game hunter, has come to America to hunt Buffalo. He has been successful beyond his wildest dreams -- and the Indians' worst nightmares. Having missed several meals due to Sir Finister's activities has made them peeved. So they have come to Sir Finister's camp to . . . “discuss” the issue. Beginners encouraged.


Card Games

Secret Meeting in Progress: Come in! Bring Pizza! * Illuminati Classic
D-Card-1 * $ 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..


WizKids Tournaments

Pirates “Booster Draft” Tournament * Pirates: Constructible Strategy Game
D-Wiz-1 * $ 0
Game Master: Zombie Planet / George Vasilakos * 16 Players
Purchase three booster packs ($4 each), build your best scalawag pirate fleet, and have at it with your foes. Please note there is no additional entry fee for this event. Prizes provided by WizKids and Zombie Planet.