Saturday Sold Out, Remaining Badges Selling Quickly
Saturday badges for Gen Con 50 have now sold out but don’t worry!
Limited quantities of Thursday, Friday, and Family Fun (Sunday) badges are still available but selling rapidly! Still thinking of attending Gen Con but have yet to get your badge? You can get yours today at gencon.com.
Thank you to all who have decided to attend the historic Gen Con 50! It’s going to be a BIG, fun year!
Epic Games Need Epic Sound – Syrinscape Celebrates Gen Con 50
Can’t wait to play Paizo’s new Science Fantasy RPG Starfinder? Syrinscape (Booth #343) is honored to be the creator of the game’s official soundtrack! Starfinder is the first RPG to launch with a complete audio companion on day one, so players can immerse themselves with the sounds of key Starfinder locations, including more than a dozen starships, 50+ different types of weapons, entering and exiting the drift, dramatic music for combat, docking bays, weird alien planets and so much more! Sign-up today to start playing Starfinder with revolutionary, glorious sound!
Become immortalized as Lovecraft’s Shoggoth in a Syrinscape SoundSet. Step into their eerie new soundcave (Booth #343) and join thousands of others as your voice is transformed into an insanity-inducing cacophony.
As seen on Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role, Syrinscape is the award-winning app revolutionizing immersive tabletop gameplay by putting custom, movie-like sounds into the hands of gamers. Take advantage of a 30-day FREE trial to Syrinscape’s full subscription, including complete access to the Fantasy, Board Game, and Sci-Fi Players, as well as the Syrinscape SoundSet Creator.
Badge Fulfillment Underway
Gen Con 50 USPS packets began shipping on July 2. The Fulfillment Team is working hard to get THOUSANDS of badges and event tickets out the door! Are you one of the lucky ones to already receive your Gen Con 50 badge in the mail? You can track your packet on your “My Packets” page of your Gen Con account.
Friendly reminder: Cover your name and badge number if you choose to post badge pictures online!
Entertainers at Gen Con 50
In addition to all the gaming fun at Gen Con there are a host of entertainment options at the convention too! Whether watching bands and entertainment acts on the Performance Stages outside the Exhibit Hall and Hall D, seeing roving entertainers, or taking in ticketed entertainment events, plenty of options exist at Gen Con to fill your day with song and dance. Check out this list of this year’s roving entertainers or search Entertainment events today!
Game Designers – Last Chance for First Exposure Playtest Hall
Game designers, this is your last chance to participate in the First Exposure Playtest Hall (FEPH) at Gen Con 50. Get your games and prototypes in front of passionate gamers and playtesters at Gen Con. Put your idea on the table and see how it survives “in the wild” and get immediate, direct feedback.
Limited playtest sessions are still available at this web page. The final day to submit an application for this program is July 31, 2017. Applications will not be accepted after that time, nor will applications be accepted on site.
Evil Overlord Games Premieres Susurrus: Season of Tides Attention puzzle fans, LARPers, and lovers of story-driven games!Evil Overlord Games will be premiering their first video game, Susurrus: Season of Tides, at Gen Con 50 – and they need you to help solve the live puzzle hunt at the convention and collect fun exclusives and prizes!
What’s all this, you say? It’s too much to explain, so here’s the summary:
1. Susurrus: Season of Tides is an urban fantasy multiplayer text adventure available to play on the web starting Gen Con weekend. Choose your path – vampire, werewolf, or mage – then read rich stories and meet diverse characters as you move through a city infected with ancient magics. With ever-changing quests, faction contests that shift the world, and writing by celebrated LARP creators, Susurrus will feed the tabletop need in a web game setting.
2. A live game will take place at Gen Con, including classic Gen Con characters as re-imagined by art director, Duncan Eagleson. Look for characters on signs and banners throughout the convention – and in the passageway leading to the Evil Overlord Games area in Lucas Oil Stadium! The signs have the clues, and the QR codes will lead you more deeply into the puzzle. Play all weekend, and #followthesigns to get to the heart of the mystery!
3. Visit local businesses around Gen Con to collect limited edition character cards, along with in-game goodies available only during Gen Con 50! The full list of businesses will be available soon.
Free Promo Mini for Wild West Exodus by Warcradle
Be the envy of your wargaming friends and visit Wild West Exodus at Gen Con!
Wild West Exodus is a game of gunslingers, lawmen, outlaws, mad scientists, aliens and more! Warcradle Studios has been working hard to bring a completely updated and re-imagined Wild West Exodus to the games market which will see the release of the game’s new Edition in September 2017 along with a planned release schedule, supporting the new edition, which includes both supplements and miniatures.
Warcradle Studios want to bring the great experience of Wild West Exodus to you, as you well deserve, when you come visit their stand! Not only will you be able to play a demo of Wild West Exodus Second Edition and speak to their Team about the future of the game, they have a whole cacophony of delights planned. They have the fantastic Tabitha Lyons in all her cosplay glory, FREE Legendary Nimue miniatures, 3D prints of unreleased miniatures, and so much more. Don’t take their word for it, mosey on down to their stand in Event Hall C and find out for yourselves…
Whatever you do, make sure to come by their stand in Event Hall C and say “hello!”
New Pathfinder Seasons from Paizo
In the pursuit of ancient secrets and unclaimed treasures, the Pathfinder Society doesn’t just make discoveries; it also makes enemies. A cast of the campaign’s greatest villains conspires to take their revenge against the Pathfinders, bringing war to the footstep of the great city of Absalom and chaos to the Inner Sea region. For years, factions within the Society have championed their own agendas, fought for recognition, and accumulated resources. At last, they have a chance to prove themselves—an experience that could leave these organizations changed forever in Season 9 of the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild and Season 4 of the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild. Browse through all of Paizo’s events to find exciting games to add to your schedule.
In the coming year, Pathfinders have an opportunity to redeem souls, avert an invasion, uncover hidden secrets below an infamous museum, and vanquish an ageless evil poised to take control of the region’s greatest minds. At the same time, players can use faction resources to shut down an exploitative consortium, thwart a league of dangerous villains, oust an infamous tyrant, and decide whether the ends justify the means in the pursuit of justice. These and other adventures await players in the Year of Factions’ Favor, debuting at Gen Con 50!
Dragoborne -Rise to Supremacy- from Bushiroad
Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of warring nations and tactical maneuvers in Bushiroad’s brand new trading card game, Dragoborne –Rise to Supremacy-.
The highlight of this game, lies within the strategic use of dice during gameplay. Each roll of the dice unlocks intriguing combinations and tests the players’ skill in manipulating their die values. This unique mechanic is the brainchild of game designer Mike Elliott, who just recently had been inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design Hall of Fame.
Along with Yuhodo, their vast experience in trading card design has led to the development of Dragoborne –Rise to Supremacy-. Other notable partners include Sanzigen and Anime director, Shingo Natsume, who brought the world of Dragoborne to life through their colorful storytelling and artistic vision.
This game guarantees a thrilling ride as players engage in a battle of wits in a bid to destroy all of the opponent’s forts while summoning fearsome creatures and casting powerful spells to aid their cause. The card art is also a sight to behold with prominent illustrators such as Steve Argyle leaving their mark in the game.
Demo sessions will be held at the Bushiroad Booth #1249 during the convention, so drop by to learn the game. Participants will be able to receive a full demo deck as well as exclusive promotional cards. Dragoborne products are available at the booth and receive a special Gen Con 50 storage box with every purchase of Booster Pack [Rally to War]!
Upper Deck to Release Five New Games at Gen Con 50
Gen Con attendees get early access to FIVE brand new game releases from Upper Deck including Shark Island, Dread Draw, Legendary: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more!
Sign up early to get free demos at Upper Deck’s booth, or sign up for Beginner Games and Win a Box tournaments in the Wabash Ballroom all day, every day.
Space is limited and will sell out. Reserve your spot today at gencon.com.
Become Part of the Problem: Illuminatus Kickstarter Live Now
Who is behind the world’s problems? You are! Join the conspiracy and play Illuminatus, a conspiracy-themed satirical board game for 2-6 semi-cooperative players set in the modern world.
Conspire with other factions until the time is right to strike or just work against them from the outset. The clock is ticking and it won’t be long before the next cataclysmic world event occurs that could ruin everything you have worked so hard for and doom us all.
Things don’t just happen, you as an illuminatus make them happen and all according to your master plan. Perform false flag attacks, install puppet governments, conduct research, manipulate world events, use covert assets, convention weapons, WMDs, politicians, social media, secret meetings, and more to amass gold and achieve your goals all from a safe deniable distance.
Every action has a cost and moves you that much closer to the end of the world. Play your hand too openly and you risk being exposed. Become too (in)famous and you are in trouble, blame it on others and you might just get away with it.
First seen back at Gen Con 2014’s First Exposure Playtest Hall (FEPH), Dark Mushroom Games is back with Illuminatus, now on Kickstarter. They’ve done the years of development work, the game is almost ready, but they need your help with the last hurdle to get it manufactured.
Want to learn more about Gen Con’s 50-year history? Why not hear about it from the people that have lived it! Gen Con will host free-to-attend Retrospective Panels that cover the most interesting subjects in Gen Con history. Many have already sold out, so secure your tickets for the remaining panels before they too are history!
Planning on picking up a Gen Con Coupon Book? Catan Studios are featuring two new promo cards for The Rivals for Catan, the two-person Catan Card Game. The new Rivals for Catan promo cards are free with any purchase in the Catan Studio booth with the Gen Con Coupon Book.
Would you like to play Giant Carpet Catan games or compete in the Catan US Nationals Qualifier Tournament but missed out on getting tickets? Bring your Generic Tickets to the Catan Event Room in Hall E for your chance to participate! The Winner of the Gen Con Catan US Nationals Qualifier Event will get their travel, hotel room, and badge paid for by Catan Studio so you can compete in the Catan US National Championship.
Pre-Order Unearth from Brotherwise Games
Reclaim lost ruins and rebuild ancient wonders in Unearth, the new dice placement game from Brotherwise Games, makers of the hit game, Boss Monster. In Unearth you must lead your tribe of Delvers as you compete with other tribes to reclaim the glory of your long lost civilization. Unearth features multiple paths to victory and allows players to ‘bend their luck’ with roll-modifying Delver cards.
Already a critical favorite, Shut Up & Sit Down called Unearth, “irresistible.” A Pawn’s perspective called it an “amazing experience both visually and mechanically.” And WYLD gaming declared Unearth “a go-to dice placement game.” Unearth launches at Gen Con 50, but you can place your preorder now at www.brotherwisegames.com/unearth
Ultra PRO Entertainment’s Busy Year
Last year at Gen Con 2016, Ultra PRO Entertainment announced a licensing agreement with Stone Blade Entertainment alongside their recently acquired Jolly Roger Games. But they weren’t done! Ultra PRO has now acquired Playroom Entertainment as well.
It’s safe to say that Ultra PRO Entertainment has been quite busy. Here’s a look at their most notable releases over that past year which you can look forward to seeing at Booth #709:
Stone Blade Entertainment
• Ascension: Year Three Collector’s Edition
• Ascension: Gift of the Elements
• Ascension: Alliances
• Ascension: Valley of the Ancients (releasing at GenCon this year!)
• You can see the whole SBE line here.
Jolly Roger Games
• Road Hog
• 13 Minutes (micro version of 13 Days)
• Championship Formula Racing
• You can see all these and more here.
Ultra PRO Entertainment Originals
• Flag Dash
• Battle Kittens
• More information on these can be found here.
Check out all these games and more at Ultra PRO’s Exhibit floor Booth #709. They can’t wait to see you at the Gen Con 50!
Golden Events – Game On
With more than 18,000 events, it can be exciting to explore the Event Listings! Here are some options to get you started!
Geek & Sundry- In a partnership with Green Ronin Publishing, Geek & Sundry will host a live Q&A panel filled with game play and G&S talking heads.
Cards Against Humanity- What is Carducken? It isn’t just another social card game. It’s ALL OF THEM! Cards Against Humanity + Monikers + The Metagame + Billionaire Banshee + Pitch Deck, all in one “dumpster-fire” of a game.
CMON– Gen Con’s good friends at CMON are bringing you a handful of must-see events and tournaments to match every flavor of gaming taste.
Lone Shark Games– Want to feel what it is like a billion years in the future? Experience The Ninth World, the new card game based on the Numenera RPG created by Monte Cook.
Yelp Indy Welcomes You to Gen Con
Yelp Indy loves their Circle City and the businesses that make it so special. They are here to help you find your next favorite local spot during your time at Gen Con 50. The Yelp app is your mobile, back-pocket guide to find a bite to eat, a locally-made souvenir, a place to continue the gaming, and the list goes on. They’ll be joining the Gen Con efforts as an official Marketing Partner for Gen Con 50. Click here to start your Indy adventure!
Gold, Sweet, Sweet, Gold
Every year, OffWorld Design’s Gen Con gear looks great, but this year, it looks amazing and is covered in GOLD art. Items feature gold embroidery, golden dragons, and some pieces even have gold foil!
Hold Onto Your Hats
With the record-breaking year Gen Con 50 is anticipating, official merchandise from OffWorld Designs are moving quickly! The highlights include Gen Con 50 hats and pins. The Gold Dragon Embroidered Baseball and Flexfit hats are huge hits. Prefer to practice white hate gaming? The Gen Con Weapons Embroidered Baseball Hat may be more your style. You can also put a pin in it with either the Limited Edition Gen Con 50 and Dragon Lapel pins.
Whether gearing up to game, staying warm in air-conditioned event halls, or keeping cool on Georgia Street, OffWorld has just the thing for you … and this year, you can get it in GOLD. Check out the OffWorld shop today.