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Friday, April 28
 

16:00

Library of Laomis (Netherstorm)
6 players | The Sidhe city of Laomis was said to be cursed by the gods and has been lost since ancient times. Now, the League of Boot and Trail claims to have found the lost city's library, but they've lost contact with their researchers. What wonders will the party discover as they attempt a rescue?

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16:00

Paint and Take
Come paint a miniature and take it home! If help is needed we can give ideas and show how things are done. Please, no attendees under 13 without parental supervision.


17:00

Pai Sho
2 players | Based off of the Japanese ancient art of flower arranging, kadō, and originating from "Avatar, The Last Airbender", fans all over the world have come together to bring us a real game, and many variants. It is a game of both strategy and chance. Players attempt to line up their flower tiles on a grid on the table and create harmony for their pieces while attempting to create disharmony and chaos for their opponent. Play with real wooden tiles and board.

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avatar for Dana Nelson

Dana Nelson

Owner and Artist, Tomes from the Citadel
Selling game tables and piece sets of Pai Sho, from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Play it in the game room on Friday at 5pm and Sunday at 12pm. Hand-bound journals for everyday use, specializing in hardcover. Laser-engraved wood art for the everyday feminist.


17:00

Lord of the Rings Card Game (FF LCG)
Learn to play Fantasy Flight's Lord of the Rings Living Card Game


17:00

Mysterium
2-7 players | Unable to talk, the amnesic ghost communicates with the mediums through visions, which are represented in the game by illustrated cards. The mediums must decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered: Who did the crime? Where did it take place? Which weapon caused the death? The more the mediums cooperate and guess well, the easier it is to catch the right culprit.

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17:00

Legends of Kalidasia: Siege of Albion
3-6 players | Board game where you explore a spooky house, tile by tile, to defeat a traitorous fellow player.

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17:00

Artemis – Starship Bridge Simulator
Space: the ultimate target-rich environment. These are the voyages of the Starship Artemis, and its sister vessels, whose ongoing mission is seek out aggressive life forms, marauders and even each other, and blow 'em all to space-smithereens! Lansing Makers Network will be bringing their version, with sound and lighting effects, of the popular starship bridge simulator game, Artemis! Join us for this co-op starship sim for up to six crew members.


Friday April 28, 2017 17:00 - Saturday April 29, 2017 00:00
Artemis [Room 301] Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI, United States

18:00

Carcassonne
2-5 players | Welcome to the tile and worker placement game where cooperation or possible competition leads to high scores. The proper placement of cities, roads, monasteries, pennants, and fireworks will lead to big points or a tiny score. This set is built with customization of my own design, including tiles across many expansions, as well as a few unique unseen ones. The game will involve basic meeples as well as a brief pre-game tutorial.

Speakers
JW

Jon Wallace

Video game design hobbyist who spends his time on rapid prototype design events both for the thrill of the challenge and in order to develop a portfolio and one day start his own video game company


18:00

Fun With NESBot
A NESBot can replay pre-recorded playthroughs of certain video games, including Super Mario Bros 1 and 3, Blaster Master, and Rad Racer. Watch as an Arduino NESBot plays the Nintendo Entertainment System in such ways as "warpless walkathon" and "maximum coins". Feel free to ask questions or for suggestions on making your own.



18:00

Making Chip Tunes With Famitracker
Want to make a soundtrack for a throwback video game project? Want to make music that will play on an actual NES? Just want to goof around with neat music making software? Learn how to quickly make chiptunes for showing friends, putting online, or just listening to for fun.

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18:00

Abyss
2-4 players | Use all of your cunning to win or buy votes in the Council. Recruit the most influential Lords and abuse their powers to take control of the most strategic territories in this game of undersea empire.

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18:00

Betrayal at House on the Hill
3-6 players | Board game where you explore a spooky house, tile by tile, to defeat a traitorous fellow player.

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18:00

The Bet (D&D 5e)
6 players | After a night of drinking and bad decisions, you've got a contract to fulfill! Too bad it's with Asmodeus.

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18:00

Savage Rifts: The Tomorrow Legion Needs You!
6 players | Come play in one of the oldest tabletop settings ever, now translated into the Fast, Furious, Fun style of Savage Worlds game system! The future is a dangerous place where literally ANYTHING can happen!

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18:00

Call of Cthulhu: Bury Your Dead Arizona
6 players | CoC 7th edition Bury Your Dead, AZ is set in the 1930s. The players have just stolen a large amount of cash and escaped. But things go wrong and the players must survive long enough to escape BYDA! Rated R for violence, gore, and adult themes.

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19:00

Carson City
2-5 players | You can take various actions that earn you victory points for your plots, pistols (the hired help), and buildings. At the end of the game, your buildings, houses, mountains, and money contribute to your victory points, and the person with the most points wins. So, go round up your posse of gunslingers and get ready for some Wild West action in Carson City

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20:00

Overworld
2 to 4 players | Discover dungeon entrances by exploring pixel-art forests, mountains, reefs, and whirlpools. Lay L-shaped tiles and claim them with your ships and your rideable flightless birds. Dungeon doors are placed into the spaces where no tile could ever fit. The player whose three dungeon doors are farthest apart has discovered the largest dungeon, and is famed as the greatest explorer. This will be Kickstarted by Magic Meeple Games in Summer 2017.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Arnold

Matt Arnold

Over the past 14 years, Matt has served at almost every level of leadership in Penguicon. For five years, he has alternately served as a Board Director and Officer at i3Detroit hacker space. Professionally, Matt designs and publishes board games, develops websites, and makes cust... Read More →


20:00

Sentinels of the Multiverse
2-5 players | A cooperative, fixed-deck card game with a comic book flavor. Each player plays as one of ten heroes, against one of four villains, and the battle takes place in one of four different dynamic environments.

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20:00

Smash Up
2-4 players | During play, Base cards (each with their own difficulties and abilities) are in play. You attempt to have the most power on the Base from your minions when the base is smashed. Sounds easy? How easy is it when an opponent's alien-ninja decides to beam up your minions to other bases - or flat-out assassinate them?

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20:00

Take Your Heart: A Persona Panel
Grab your masks, enter the Palace, and talk Persona! This interactive panel will focus on the themes of all the games in the popular series, debates, discussions, trivia challenges, Arcana, and more. We may even invite you to...The King's Game!

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avatar for EmCat Cosplay

EmCat Cosplay

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Heya! I'm a panelist hosting 4 panels this year w/friends: Out of the Vault, Into the Wasteland: A Fallout Panel, Avatar State: An Interactive Korra (and ATLA) Panel, For Fun or For Glory?: A Super Smash Bros Panel, and Morals in Gaming! I'm going to be cosplaying from Persona... Read More →


20:00

Captain Sonar
6-8 players | | You and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.

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20:00

Dreamchaser: A Game of Destiny
2-4 players | This is OUR story, a story of pursuing our dreams. Work together to imagine a purpose and the characters to fulfill it. Immerse yourself in the story YOU want to experience. Be rewarded for creativity and roleplaying your character. Just imagine all that we could achieve together! Enjoy interactive storytelling that is fun for the whole family. New players welcome!

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21:00

Cash n' Guns
4-6 players | A gangster band is splitting its loot, but they can't agree on the split! It's time to let the guns talk, and soon everyone is aiming at everyone. The richest surviving gangster wins the game!


21:00

Time Stories : The Asylum
2-4 players | The T.I.M.E Agency protects humanity by preventing temporal faults and paradoxes from threatening the fabric of our universe. As temporal agents, you and your team will be sent into the bodies of beings from different worlds or realities to successfully complete the missions given to you. Failure is impossible, as you will be able to go back in time as many times as required.

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21:00

Tyrants of the Underdark
2-4 players | You know what is better than deck-building? Deck-building plus area control. Battle your opponents for control of the Underdark in this D&D themed masterpiece.

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22:00

Mysterium
2-7 players | Unable to talk, the amnesiac ghost communicates with the mediums through visions, which are represented in the game by illustrated cards. The mediums must decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered: Who did the crime? Where did it take place? Which weapon caused the death? The more the mediums cooperate and guess well, the easier it is to catch the right culprit.

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22:00

The Bet (D&D 5e)
6 players | After a night of drinking and bad decisions, you've got a contract to fulfill! Too bad it's with Asmodeus.

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Friday April 28, 2017 22:00 - Saturday April 29, 2017 00:50
That Room Gaming - Table 2 Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI, United States

22:00

Savage Rifts the Tomorrow Legion Needs You
6 players | Savage Rifts The Tomorrow Legion Needs You! Come play in one of the oldest tabletop settings ever, now translated into the Fast, Furious, Fun style of Savage Worlds game system! The future is a dangerous place where literally ANYTHING can happen!

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Friday April 28, 2017 22:00 - Saturday April 29, 2017 01:50
That Room Gaming - Table 1 Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI, United States
 
Saturday, April 29
 

09:00

Artemis – Starship Bridge Simulator
Space: the ultimate target-rich environment. These are the voyages of the Starship Artemis, and its sister vessels, whose ongoing mission is seek out aggressive life forms, marauders and even each other, and blow 'em all to space-smithereens! Lansing Makers Network will be bringing their version, with sound and lighting effects, of the popular starship bridge simulator game, Artemis! Join us for this co-op starship sim for up to six crew members.


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - Sunday April 30, 2017 00:00
Artemis [Room 301] Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI, United States

10:00

Ascension
2-4 players | Welcome to the deck building card game where acquiring heroes and defeating monsters leads to gaining honor. The center row could flip over a well timed fate, multi faction hero, strange construct, or transform into something else. This set is built with customization of my own design, including only one of copy of each card in the center row. The will involve CotG, RotF, SoS, RU, DoC as well as a brief pre-game tutorial.

Speakers
JW

Jon Wallace

Video game design hobbyist who spends his time on rapid prototype design events both for the thrill of the challenge and in order to develop a portfolio and one day start his own video game company


10:00

Lords of Waterdeep
2-5 players | You take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder or help the other lords by playing intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans.

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10:00

Machi Koro
2-4 players | Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors' coffers. Just make sure they aren't doing the same to you!

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10:00

Orleans
2-4 players | During the medieval goings-on around Orleans, you must assemble a following of farmers, merchants, knights, and monks to gain supremacy through trade, construction and science in medieval France.

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11:00

How Game Titles Work
Where do the names of video games come from? Leonard Richardson, author of "Constellation Games", had to come up with dozens of plausible game titles, so he broke it down! He will present his findings and analyze how video game titles have changed over time.

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avatar for Leonard Richardson

Leonard Richardson

I'm a software developer and science fiction author. I work for the New York Public Library on SimplyE, a project to improve the experience of borrowing ebooks from public libraries. I wrote the Beautiful Soup screen-scraping library for Python. | | I like talking about the... Read More →


11:00

Captain Sonar
6-8 players | You and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.

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11:00

Terraforming Mars
2-5 players | In the 2400s, mankind begins to terraform the planet Mars. Giant corporations, sponsored by the World Government on Earth, initiate huge projects to raise the temperature, the oxygen level, and the ocean coverage until the environment is habitable. In Terraforming Mars, you play one of those corporations and work together in the terraforming process, but compete for getting victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system and doing other commendable things.

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12:00

Engine Room
2 to 4 players | A co-op deck-building game of designing your own cards. Players are engineers in the engine room of a Steampunk vehicle. They encounter machine parts laying around in Junkyard World, which they could weld onto their vessel. Players take slide transparencies and sleeve them into a card in their hand to add points or card instructions.

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avatar for Matt Arnold

Matt Arnold

Over the past 14 years, Matt has served at almost every level of leadership in Penguicon. For five years, he has alternately served as a Board Director and Officer at i3Detroit hacker space. Professionally, Matt designs and publishes board games, develops websites, and makes cust... Read More →



12:00

Hey! That's My Fish!
2-4 players | Penguins at Penguicon? Of course! Use your penguins to collect fish and become the last penguin on the ice.

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12:00

Paint and Take
Come paint a miniature and take it home! If help is needed we can give ideas and show how things are done. Please, no attendees under 13 without parental supervision.


13:00

Codenames
4-8 players | Two teams go head to head as their spy masters attempt to give them one-word clues to find their own agents the fastest.

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13:00

Miniature Wargaming, An Introductory Primer
Miniature gaming can seem like an intimidating hobby to get into. The walls of little figures and shelves of rule books can make it daunting for those who have never done it to get their feet wet. Now is a brave new time in miniature gaming with a shift to smaller games and independent companies. This is a panel for those curious about starting into miniature gaming or those who do play who are looking to possibly learn something new.

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13:00

Splendor
2-4 players | As the leader of a merchant guild, you invest in mines and recruit the most renowned artisans. Build a commercial empire and receive the visit of wise monarchs to acquire glory and prestige.

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13:00

Lord of the Rings Card Game (FF LCG)
Learn to play Fantasy Flight's Lord of the Rings Living Card Game.


13:00

Ships
2-4 players | The game is divided into three ages, marked with different ship types. The first age is that of the galley, followed by the age of the galleon, then finally the steamship age. The board combines a track showing the development of ships, similar to that in Automobile, with a map of Europe and an area representing the rest of the world.

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13:00

Dreamchaser: A Game of Destiny
2-4 players | This is OUR story, a story of pursuing our dreams. Work together to imagine a purpose and the characters to fulfill it. Immerse yourself in the story YOU want to experience. Be rewarded for creativity and roleplaying your character. Just imagine all that we could achieve together! Enjoy interactive storytelling that is fun for the whole family. New players welcome!

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14:00

Smite
2 to 4 players | A fast-paced wargame without dice. Players resolve conflicts by drawing from their own bags of discs. Decide which conflicts to win and which to lose. War discs have a distinct shape you can feel in your bag, so you can choose to pull one to attempt to win a fight. (War Discs are uniquely numbered to break ties.) Or, concede the conflict by drawing a Wealth or Politics disc to strengthen your collection. When you are too weak to win, choose when and where to fight which forces your opponents to squander their strength on the rewards which they need the least.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Arnold

Matt Arnold

Over the past 14 years, Matt has served at almost every level of leadership in Penguicon. For five years, he has alternately served as a Board Director and Officer at i3Detroit hacker space. Professionally, Matt designs and publishes board games, develops websites, and makes cust... Read More →


14:00

Takenoko
2-4 players | A long time ago at the Japanese Imperial court, the Chinese Emperor offered a giant panda bear as a symbol of peace to the Japanese Emperor. Since then, the Japanese Emperor has entrusted his court members (the players) with the difficult task of caring for the animal by tending to his bamboo garden.

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14:00

Alien Frontiers
2-4 players | Do you have what it takes to be a deep space colonist? An alien frontier awaits the brave and daring! This new planet will be harsh, but if you have the skills to manage your resources, build a fleet, research alien life, and settle colonies, the world can be yours.

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15:00

Hey That's My Fish!!!! Life Size Edition
We will be playing Hey! That's My Fish! but with a LIFE SIZE BOARD!!! No need to know the rules as we will go over it quickly, and you'll also have people yelling at you, Price is Right-style. Our game pieces will be ourselves with penguin t-shirts on (size XXL for everyone, already provided).

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avatar for Matt Arnold

Matt Arnold

Over the past 14 years, Matt has served at almost every level of leadership in Penguicon. For five years, he has alternately served as a Board Director and Officer at i3Detroit hacker space. Professionally, Matt designs and publishes board games, develops websites, and makes cust... Read More →
avatar for Dana Nelson

Dana Nelson

Owner and Artist, Tomes from the Citadel
Selling game tables and piece sets of Pai Sho, from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Play it in the game room on Friday at 5pm and Sunday at 12pm. Hand-bound journals for everyday use, specializing in hardcover. Laser-engraved wood art for the everyday feminist.


15:00

Viticulture
2-6 players | The players find themselves in the roles of people in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany who have inherited meager vineyards. They have a few plots of land, an old crushpad, a tiny cellar, and three workers. They each have a dream of being the first to call their winery a true success.

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15:00

Call of Cthulhu: Bury Your Dead Arizona
6 players | CoC 7th edition Bury Your Dead, AZ is set in the 1930s. The players have just stolen a large amount of cash and escaped. But things go wrong and the players must survive long enough to escape BYDA! Rated R for violence, gore, and adult themes.

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16:00

Captain Sonar
6-8 players | You and your teammates control a state-of-the-art submarine and are trying to locate an enemy submarine in order to blow it out of the water before they can do the same to you. Every role is important, and the confrontation is merciless. Be organized and communicate because a captain is nothing without his crew: the Chief Mate, the Radio Operator, and the Engineer.

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16:00

Star Trek 5 Year Mission
3-7 players | Dice. The Final Frontier. Voyage to explore strange new expansions-- to seek out new victory points and new challenges-- to meet the game's designer -- to boldly go where no player has gone before! This is a cooperative dice placement game in which you can take roles from original or Next Gen. Players try to cooperatively solve a series of alerts to score points without failing five times and without the Enterprise being destroyed. Urgent events must be completed on a timer, the Prime Directive. Yellow & red alerts force additional alerts cards to come into play, pushing you and your fellow crew-members closer to failing!

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16:00

Round the Jolly Old Bend (7th Sea 2e)
You've got precious cargo and bad enemies! Get to La Bucca to sell it off without getting caught!

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16:00

Flight of the Lost Boys
Join us for this adventure that takes place in the Peter Pan universe. (Thunderhead 1-Off System)

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17:00

Mystic Vale
2-4 players | A curse has been placed on the Valley of Life. Hearing the spirits of nature cry out for aid, clans of druids have arrived, determined to use their blessings to heal the land and rescue the spirits. It will require courage and also caution, as the curse can overwhelm the careless who wield too much power.

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17:00

Istanbul
2-5 players | There's hustle and bustle at Istanbul's grand bazaar as merchants and their assistants rush through the narrow alleys in their attempt to be more successful than their competitors. Everything must be well organized: wheelbarrows must be filled with goods at the warehouses, then swiftly transported by the assistants to various destinations. Your goal? Be the first merchant to collect a certain number of rubies.

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18:00

Spyfall
3-8 players | Spyfall is a party game unlike any other, one in which you get to be a spy and try to understand what's going on around you. It's really simple!

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18:00

Eminent Domain
2-4 players | Survey the galaxy to expand your civilization - will you colonize nearby planets, or take them over by force? Harvest resources for trade, and do research to improve your technology. Build the best civilization and win the game!

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18:00

Savage Rifts the Tomorrow Legion Needs You!
6 players | Come play in one of the oldest tabletop settings ever, now translated into the fast, furious, fun style of Savage Worlds game system! The future is a dangerous place where literally ANYTHING can happen!

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19:00

Ticket to Ride Card Game
2-4 players | Players collect sets of illustrated train cards, which are then used to complete routes between cities. Before their train cards can be used, players must face the risk of "train robbing," where another player may force them to lose their hard-earned cards.

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19:00

Unexploded Cow
2-6 players | France is overrun with unexploded bombs left over from the world wars and mad cows. The only solution is to use the cows to blow up the bombs! Recruit only the finest of cows into your herds while stuffing your opponent's herds with the castoffs.

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20:00

Table Top Gaming with Projectors
Tabletop games and video games are great. Let's blur the lines between the two. The presenter will be demonstrating their ARTT (Augmented Reality Tabletop) project. The current focus is to improve the tabletop war gaming experience by using Python, OpenCV, projectors, and webcams.

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SWiT

Matt Switlik is one of the founders of i3Detroit hacker space in Ferndale, MI.


Saturday April 29, 2017 20:00 - 20:50
EMC V Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI, United States

20:00

Homebrew and Retro Gaming with Raspberry PI and Consoles
We will explore some of the gaming options made available with the RetroPie on a Raspberry PI 3 board along with a few oddities on hacked gaming consoles.

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20:00

Red Dragon Inn
2-8 players | You've raided the dungeon, killed the monsters, and taken their treasure. Now you're back, and what better way to celebrate your most recent victory than to spend an evening at the Red Dragon Inn. You and your adventuring companions will spend the night drinking, gambling, and roughhousing. The last person who is both sober enough to remain conscious and shrewd enough to hold onto his Gold Coins wins the game.

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20:00

Dreamchaser: A Game of Destiny
2-4 players | This is OUR story, a story of pursuing our dreams. Work together to imagine a purpose and the characters to fulfill it. Immerse yourself in the story YOU want to experience. Be rewarded for creativity and roleplaying your character. Just imagine all that we could achieve together! Enjoy interactive storytelling that is fun for the whole family. New players welcome!

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21:00

Rocksmith 2014
The presenter recently started learning guitar by a nontraditional path. Rocksmith takes the repetitive feeling out of practice, and might help you get over the learning hump, too. Come try your hand for a few minutes at a real electric guitar or bass.


21:00

Round the Jolly Old Bend (7th Sea 2e)
You've got precious cargo and bad enemies! Get to La Bucca to sell it off without getting caught!

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21:00

Call of Cthulhu: Bury Your Dead Arizona
6 players | CoC 7th edition Bury Your Dead, AZ is set in the 1930s. The players have just stolen a large amount of cash and escaped. But things go wrong and the players must survive long enough to escape BYDA! Rated R for violence, gore, and adult themes.

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Saturday April 29, 2017 21:00 - Sunday April 30, 2017 00:50
Lobby Gaming - Table A Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI, United States

21:00

Savage Rifts the Tomorrow Legion Needs You
6 players | Savage Rifts The Tomorrow Legion Needs You! Come play in one of the oldest tabletop settings ever, now translated into the Fast, Furious, Fun style of Savage Worlds game system! The future is a dangerous place where literally ANYTHING can happen!

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Saturday April 29, 2017 21:00 - Sunday April 30, 2017 01:50
Lobby Gaming - Table D Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI, United States

22:00

Dune
2-6 players | Players each take the role of one of the factions attempting to control Dune. Each faction has special powers that overlook certain rules in the game. Each turn players move about the map attempting to pick up valuable spice while dealing with giant sandworms, deadly storms, and other players' military forces. A delicate political balance is formed amongst the factions to prevent any one side from becoming too strong. When a challenge is made in a territory, combat takes the form of hidden bids with additional treachery cards to further the uncertainty.

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Saturday April 29, 2017 22:00 - Sunday April 30, 2017 01:00
Lobby Gaming - Table C Westin Southfield Detroit, Southfield, MI, United States
 
Sunday, April 30
 

09:00

Artemis – Starship Bridge Simulator
Space: the ultimate target-rich environment. These are the voyages of the Starship Artemis, and its sister vessels, whose ongoing mission is seek out aggressive life forms, marauders and even each other, and blow 'em all to space-smithereens! Lansing Makers Network will be bringing their version, with sound and lighting effects, of the popular starship bridge simulator game, Artemis! Join us for this co-op starship sim for up to six crew members.


10:00

Royals
2-5 players | Welcome to the card selecting and worker placement game where cooperation or possible competition leads to high scores. There are plenty of regions to acquire, both large and small. There are plenty of methods to play, whether focusing on one region or spreading yourself across the entire continent. The points can be hidden, while intrigue can upset the current ruler. The game will involve the original artwork as well as a brief pre-game tutorial.

Speakers
JW

Jon Wallace

Video game design hobbyist who spends his time on rapid prototype design events both for the thrill of the challenge and in order to develop a portfolio and one day start his own video game company


10:00

Five Tribes
2-4 players | Crossing into the Land of 1001 Nights, your caravan arrives at the fabled Sultanate of Naqala. The old sultan just died, and control of Naqala is up for grabs! The oracles foretold of strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes to gain influence over the legendary city-state. Will you fulfill the prophecy? Invoke the old Djinns and move the Tribes into position at the right time, and the Sultanate may become yours!

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10:00

Call of Cthulhu: Bury Your Dead Arizona
6 players | CoC 7th edition Bury Your Dead, AZ is set in the 1930s. The players have just stolen a large amount of cash and escaped. But things go wrong and the players must survive long enough to escape BYDA! Rated R for violence, gore, and adult themes.

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10:00

Dreamchaser: A Game of Destiny
2-4 players | This is OUR story, a story of pursuing our dreams. Work together to imagine a purpose and the characters to fulfill it. Immerse yourself in the story YOU want to experience. Be rewarded for creativity and roleplaying your character. Just imagine all that we could achieve together! Enjoy interactive storytelling that is fun for the whole family. New players welcome!

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10:00

The Bet (D&D 5e)
6 players | After a night of drinking and bad decisions, you've got a contract to fulfill! Too bad it's with Asmodeus.

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11:00

Castle Panic
2-6 players | The forest is filled with all sorts of monsters. They watched and waited as you built your castle and trained your soldiers, but now they've gathered their army and are marching out of the woods. Can you work with your friends to defend your castle against the horde, or will the monsters tear down your walls and destroy the precious castle towers? You will all win or lose together, but in the end only one player will be declared the Master Slayer!

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11:00

Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
4-12 players | In the game, players take on the roles of investigators attempting to solve a murder case, but there's a twist. The killer is one of the investigators! Each player's role and team are randomly assigned at the start of play and include the unique roles of Forensic Scientist, Witness, Investigator, Murderer, and Accomplice. While the Investigators attempt to deduce the truth, the Murderer's team must deceive and mislead. This is a battle of wits! The Forensic Scientist has the solution but can express the clues only using special scene tiles while the Investigators (and the Murderer) attempt to interpret the evidence. In order to succeed, the Investigators must not only deduce the truth from the clues of the Forensic Scientist, they must also see through the misdirection being injected into the equation by the Murderer and Accomplice! Find out who among you can cut through deception to find the truth and who is capable of getting away with murder!

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12:00

Let's Make a Game!
So you want to make a video game, but have no idea where to start? We'll go over some popular and recommended tools and resources for all aspects of game development to help you know where to start, or maybe get some inspiration for that one part you've been stuck on.

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So You Want To Create A Kickstarter Campaign To Fund Your Game?
We will unravel the mysteries of what makes a successful Kickstarter campaign launch, with examples of past successful campaigns and what you should do to plan your own launch.

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Matthew Duhan

President, Gozer Games
A Manager by day, Matthew enjoys science fiction, board games, anime, MST3K, Dementia, and cooking. He's pretty much an overall geek. His company, Gozer Games, was founded in 2007 on the idea that games should be funny as well as fun. Gozer Games has published several games since... Read More →
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Mike Madigan

Director, Five Clover Films
Five Clover Films | Independent Digital Cinema | Detroit, Michigan


12:00

Pai Sho
2 players | Based off of the Japanese ancient art of flower arranging, kadō, and originating from "Avatar, The Last Airbender", fans all over the world have come together to bring us a real game, and many variants. It is a game of both strategy and chance. Players attempt to line up their flower tiles on a grid on the table and create harmony for their pieces while attempting to create disharmony and chaos for their opponent. Play with real wooden tiles and board.

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Dana Nelson

Owner and Artist, Tomes from the Citadel
Selling game tables and piece sets of Pai Sho, from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Play it in the game room on Friday at 5pm and Sunday at 12pm. Hand-bound journals for everyday use, specializing in hardcover. Laser-engraved wood art for the everyday feminist.


12:00

Castles of Mad King Ludwig
2-4 players | players are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria...one room at a time.

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12:00

Paint and Take
Come paint a miniature and take it home! If help is needed we can give ideas and show how things are done. Please, no attendees under 13 without parental supervision.


13:00

Super! Deadlock
By the people that brought you "Art of Retro Gamers," this panel will divide the audience into three groups and will ask video game related questions, retro and modern. This panel is inspired by a segment called Deadlock hosted by MatPat on a channel called "Game Theorists" on Youtube.

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David Phillips

Founder, IT in the D
Pod Cast Detroit
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Bob Waltenspiel

Founder, IT in the D



14:00

Demon Lobster Presents: 8 Player Super Smash Brothers for the WiiU
Take some time to relax and smash it up with your fellow Penguicon attendees as DemonLobster Presents 8-Player Super Smash Brothers! It's completely drop in and drop out as we host 3-Minute free for alls. Play one round or play a dozen. There's no competition here. This is all purely for fun! All controllers will be provided, just stop by and have a good time. All ages are welcome.

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Jon Hickey

Demon Lobster Presents: Sanity Claws Radio Live!