Game Descriptions

 

Game: Munchkin Tournament
Company: World Games of Montana
Kick in the Door. Loot the room. Stab your buddy in the back.

 

Game: Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament
Company: World Games of Montana
8 players maximum
Prize: 300 piece poker set
No actual money
Saturday 8 PM (2-3 hours)

 

Game: Illuminati
Company: Steve Jackson Games
The dentist just took control of Saturday morning cartoons and the Gnomes of Zurich own the IRS. Things are looking grim. It may be time to bring the Orbital Mind Control Losers on line. Join the Cabal. Wrestle with your fellow Secret Masters for global control. Eew… Cthulhu just ate Christmas.

 

Game: Warlord Tournament
Company: Reaper Miniatures
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Game: Reaper Paint and Take
Company: Reaper Miniatures
Never painted a figure before, but always wanted to try? Been painting for years and want to sit down and slap some paint around? Reaper Miniatures is once again sponsoring a Paint and Take Table. Come pike out a figure and sit down, use our paints or your own, and enjoy this wonderful hobby. Reaper demo team members will be available to answer questions and help new painters get started. Everyone is welcome, all skill levels and ages.

 

Game: To Steal a Shadow
Company: WOTC D&D 3.5

This adventure is a continuation of The Lady and the Iron Cage from Miscon 2007. Players that played in the 2007 event will have precedence over any new players for slots in this game. Slots not claimed will open up one hour prior to game time.
The Witch Queen has called her heros to her, for a task that may bring the gods of light back to the dark land of Midnight. She lays the first task upon them - to steal a piece of the dark god himself and return it to her. And to do this without the darkness finding them.
No one ever said she was reasonable.
After all - the land needs heros, not whiners.
This is a D&D 3.5 adventure for Miscon 2008 set in the world of Midnight (1st Edition). It is for six players of 9th level. Pre-generated characters provided but negotiable. Surviving characters will be invited to the third part of the story in 2009.

 

Game: Dark Day Rising
Company: Columbia Games: Harn Master

Morning dawns on the small village of Trean to ash and smoke. That smell of blood and smoke is witnessed by the six survivors of the goblin raid that has left their livelihoods and families destroyed. But with the thought of their families and loved ones in the hands of the Gargun, they gather the clubs, pitchforks and axes from the land and with little hope in their eyes, they track the Gargun back to their lair.
Someone has to save the women. And you are the only ones left.
Dark Day Rising is a low-fantasy, gritty and mature adventure for six players set in the fantasy world of Harn, using the Harnmaster role-playing system by Columbia Games. It will be played at Miscon 2008.

 

Game: Emperor’s Ball
Company: 7th Sea LARP

The decadent Emperor of Montaigne has decided to throw one of the grandest parties ever. And he even heard of these parties in Voddacce where everyone wears a mask and he thought that would be so much fun. So, he invited everyone from everywhere to come to his palace and dance, and drink, and. . .well, whatever else.
What political intrigues will there be behind the scenes? Will the estranged Empress survive the evening and the Emperor's quest for a male heir? What alliances will be made and broken? And what will everybody wear?
That's right - Montaigne is the center for decadence and fashion in the world of 7th Sea, and at the Emperor's Ball you will have to chance to showcase your skills (and, if desired your fashion) while navigating through the maze intrigue.
And unlike the previous Blackshield Live-action games, you get to build your own character. Come play a wayward Pirate, a rich merchant, a noble lady, a duelist, or one of the many strange sorcerers that inhabit 7th Sea - the mysterious fate witches, the runemasters, or Montaigne's own porte sorcerers who can bend time and space.
And have a Ball.
The Emperor's Ball is a Live Action Game for as many people as show up and want to play. Character creation will be simple and easy and will allow you to slip easily into the brewing plot. This will be played at Miscon 2008.

 

Game: Amber Throne War
Company: LARP
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Game: Destroy UM
Company: Classic Battletech
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Game: Battletech
Company: Classic Battletech
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Game: Dragon Ball Z
Company:
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Game: Furry Pirates
Company: Atlas Games
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Game: Albedo
Company: Atlas Games
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Game: Warhammer 40,000
Company:
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Game: Warhammer Fantasy
Company:
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Game: Feng Shui (Hong Kong Action RPG)
Company: Atlas Games
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Game: Eberron: One Night in Graywall
Company: WOTC D&D 4th Edition
The Last War is over, but you and your comrades still have unfinished business to attend to. Duty has brought you to Graywall, city of monsters; with luck, you'll live to see the morning. This is an Eberron adventure using the 4th Edition Dungeons&Dragons rules; characters will be provided, and necessary rules will be taught.
Five players, 4 hours.

 

Game: Saganami Island Tactical Simulator
Company:
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Game: Star Wars Saga RPG
Company:
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Game: Tribulation in Branchwood
Company: Ellis: Kingdom of Turmoil
A pleasant night's barfight is interrupted by a horrible premonition -- a young girl's life is in peril. Can our heroes manage to save her? Does she even want to be saved? And what will her father say when he finds out?
Note: This is a demo for a new RPG which will be released in 2009.

 

Game: Where did I Leave the Keys?
Company: GURPS Traveler
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Game: Hostile Take-over
Company: GURPS WWII
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Game: Fear and Loathing in the Spinward Marches
Company: GURPS Traveler
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Game: First We Get a Million Dollars…
Company: GURPS WWII
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Game: Miniature Painting Contest
Company: Reaper Miniatures

Entries must be made in-person by the painter. Entries must be the work of the painter. Any entry painted by anyone other than the entrant will be disqualified.

No more than 2 entries per painter per category.

You cannot enter winning models from any other contests, conventions, or online competitions.

You cannot enter painted models published prior to MisCon and this competition in any professional print media, i.e. manufacturer magazines or gaming material. Online publication of your painted entry prior to MisCon is acceptable in the spirit of receiving feedback on your work from the hobby community. You may receive feedback from our judges, part of that online community, though our intention, as ever, is that painters provide entries previously untested.

Disqualified winning entries forfeit all prizes, titles, awards, and the painter is barred from entry in future MisCon competitions. If an entry is disqualified, awards are given to the next winning entry. Information dealing with an entry in this competition that may result in disqualification should be brought to the attention of MisCon and Competition Administration immediately.

All entries must be finished, including bases, within the size restrictions as noted separately.

Each category must have at least four entries or we will combine it with another category, per management decision. Management determines final category placement of all entries and can change at any time before or during judging.

Entries may be photographed and entry registration indicates permission for MisCon to show them in all public media, including online and print media.

MisCon staff, volunteers, and Competition Management cannot be held responsible for damaged or lost miniatures. We treat all miniatures with respect and will do our best to keep them safe.

MisCon Competition Judges are not eligible for entry in regular categories, judges can enter in the Masters Category.

All decisions of the judges and management are final.

Entries must be received by Noon on Sunday of MisCon.

Entries and Prizes must be picked up by 3pm Monday at MisCon, or the entrant will pay shipping and handling for their entries and prizes to be mailed to them. If we receive no replies to our attempts to contact you by phone or email by September 30th of this year, prizes will be forfeit and entries still in our possession will be auctioned.

Size Restrictions and Judging Criteria

Please note that measurements include any and all bases, movement trays, or display stands. We use these measurements to determine display shelf placements and they will be strictly enforced. Please check it before you get to MisCon.

Single Figure

Defined: Smaller figure or animal-mounted figure, such as a knight on a horse, which fall within the size restriction. This includes base, mount, and wings. A competition judge will rule on any bits, such as a banner pole, extending beyond the size restriction, at time of entry.

Size Restriction: 3x3x3 inches.

Unit

Defined: Models in military ranks or groups of figures that constitute a unit, squad, team of individuals, or adventure group. Units must include unifying base, board, or movement tray.

Size Restriction: Entry max of 10x10x10 inches.

Machines of War

Defined: All vehicles and Machines with Crew. This includes all tanks, motorcycles, ships, siege engines, all weaponry that contains or is run by one or more crew figures. Multiple freestanding figures (as in crew) must include unifying base, board, or movement tray.

Size Restriction: 12x12x12 inches.

Diorama

Defined: Emphasis is on the display as a focused scene telling a story with figures. This may include battle scenes or other dioramic displays. Must be on a unified base, figures do not need to be permanently attached to the base, but judges will take into account the technical aspect of the figures as presented with the base.

Size Restriction: 14x14x14 inches.

Large Figure

Defined: Single Figures that are larger than Single Figure restrictions. Large Monsters, Dragons, Statues, Busts, Large Scale Miniatures, etc.

Size Restriction: 14x14x14.

Hatchlings Single Figure Competition:

Awards and prizes in a separate competition just for those painters 14 years old and younger.

Enter any single figure that adheres to the Single Figure Category Rules and Regulations.

Painters 14 and under may enter the regular competition or the Hatchling Category, but not both.

Masters Category:

Open to past Best in Show winners and Painting Competition Judges. Must be no more than 10x10x10 inches on a single base.

 

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