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Dragonflight Presents Gamerati Game Day
Tacoma, WA — 05 March 2016

Tacoma, WA Game Day


Pacific Lutheran University
University Center
12598 Park Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003

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Come play games with the Gamerati in Tacoma, WA!

Gamerati Game Days are a great way for you to meet other people in your community that like to play games. We'll have a variety of games to choose from - board games and miniatures, card games and roleplaying games. Come play your favorite game with friends, or meet new people while learning a new game!

Doors Open: 10:00 AM
Doors Close: 12 Midnight

Gamerati Memberships are only $10 and include entry for a full day of games. Memberships cost $20 at the door. You're sure to find something you enjoy!

The Games!

Campaign Setting: Apocalypse the Risen
Game System: Pathfinder
Adventure: The Fall and the Rise: An Unlikely Return
Characters/Level: Pre-gen provided, 6th level
Max Number of Players: 8
Duration: 6-hours; 1 PM - 7 PM
Apocalypse the Risen is a post-apocalyptic fantasy horror set on Earth in the near future, twenty-five years after The Rise. You are a member of the Osterville colony hunting party sent out to scavenge an important mechanical component to fix failing farm equipment. With food scarce and the risk high, you journey into the decayed remains of civilization to recover the vital resources. Stay safe survivor.
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Battletech: Grinder!
Learn and play BattleTech in a casual setting. The BattleTech Grinder is a science-fiction wargame event that runs continuously during the Game Day. Feel free to spend as much time playing as you like - whatever fits your schedule. All ability levels are welcome and if you have never played BattleTech before there will be Agents on site to teach you how.
In the Grinder you start with the lowest level of mech which consists of the most basic equipment and then when you die you move up to the next level that contains mechs with slightly more advanced equipment. Through this progression players learn how to use and interact with all the common equipment in BattleTech and many of the most popular mechs.
All supplies are provided; you just need to show up!

Amateur Cthulhu Wars Tournament
Come at 10 am to learn how to play Cthulhu Wars taught to you by Ian Starcher of Petersen Games. You'll have the time to play a couple practice round or even a full game or two if you'd like.
At 2:30 we'll start the tournament. Each group of 3-4 players will square off on their own game. Each winner of that round will receive a prize and move onto the final round. For the final round, the winners of each first round game will face off until one ultimate victor claims the earth.
Winner(s) of the first round will receive a copy of the Cthulhu Wars rules signed by Sandy Petersen. The winner of the final round will receive an original resin of one of the actual game figurines used in designing the game.
To reserve your seat, email

Deadlands Noir: A Face by Any Other Name
The year is 1935, but the history is not our own. In the Confederacy's largest city, New Orleans, trouble comes not only in the form of the notorious Black Hand gangster, but darker, unnatural menace as well. Track down clues as a hard-nosed private dick, supernatural con-artist grifter, mysterious voodoo houngan, or slightly unhinged patent scientist as you work to solve the latest mystery in the Crescent City. Deadlands Noir uses the Savage Worlds rules (5 players, no experience necessary, characters provided).
Game Master: John Goff (author)
Time: 2:30 - 6:30
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FATE: Aether Sea
After the magic wars decimated their planet, the humans, elves, orcs, and other species of Homeworld took to the aether, and started colonizing planets and sending ships to distant stars. You are the crew of a little aethership out at the edge of civilization, where you have to contend with the bureaucrats of the Royal Hegemony and the warlords and other dangers of the deep sea. It'll take a little magic and a lot of luck to keep your ship swimming, but if you can hack it, you just might survive on the aether sea.
Game Master: Edward Turner (author)
Time: 10:00 - 2:00
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FATE: Morts
Fifty years ago, the dead started getting up and eating people. But life goes on, and even through there are zombies now, most people lead normal lives, safe within the city walls. The morticians are the people who let this happen: a team of social outcasts, losers, and teenagers desperate for a first job, out there slaying zombies, fighting necromancers, and dealing with undead abominations so normal people don't have to. Join the morts, keep civilization running, no experience necessary. This product from Evil Hat Productions has not been published yet.
Game Master: Edward Turner (author)
Time: 7:00 - 11:00
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Based on the best-selling novels by Brandon Sanderson and powered by an all new story-driven rules system, in the Mistborn Adventure Game you explore, command, or liberate the oppressed world of Scadrial, battle the Lord Ruler's Inquisitors, and master the primal forces of Allomancy, Feruchemy, and Hemalurgy.
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Pixel Tactics is a head-to-head game of tactical combat for two players. Each player has an identical deck of 25 cards, from which they draft a leader. The leader's abilities alter vastly the strategy and playability of every other card in the deck, making the game playable in 25 different ways.
2:30-4:30 PM: Learn to Play
5:00-7:00 PM: Amateur Pixel Tactics Tournament
Prizes provided by Level 99 Games
Contact to sign up for the Tournament.

The fair land of Crystalia is under siege. The Dark Consul and his monsters plague the land, corrupting and destroying all before them. All that stands in the way are brave Heroes like you! Super Dungeon Explore brings classic video game style hack and slash adventures to your tabletop. Heroes are pitted against the evil Dark Consul in a fast-paced dungeon battle game.

Upwind - a fragmented world adrift in a boundless ether where the Wind blows forever from the Dark to the Light. The Kin inhabit the Kingdoms in the Light while the Children of the Dark dwell in shadow below. The Wind powers Kin skyships and the Potential they wield while Masters' technology is scavenged from the ruins of the Cataclysm and civilization is reborn. The Age of the Grand Amplifier is ending, the Children threaten from below and the Kin misunderstand the truth about both.
Out of Curiosity: The Guild research cutter EGS Inquisitive is long overdue and your crew has been tasked with tracking her into the Twilight Frontier and determining her fate. As every Knight knows, such missions often end with the would be rescuers sharing the same fate as those who are lost...

Friendly local retailers will be on site, offering games and such for sale. Your membership card not only entitles you to 10% off anything you buy while at the Game Day, but for the entire month of March. In addition, you'll enjoy 10% off at various local eateries and martial arts studios. Get A Membership Now.
Attending stores include:
* Games & Gizmos (Redmond, WA)
* The Game Matrix (Lakewood, WA)

Reaper Miniatures will be on site with some Bones minis, paints and brushes for you. There is no charge for this activity.

Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a worldwide fantasy roleplaying campaign that puts YOU in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil.
10:00 AM [sign up]
PFS Quest: The Silverhex Chronicles
Tiers 1-5: The Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment
Tiers 1-7: The Many Fortunes of Grandmaster Torch
2:30 PM [sign up]
PFS Quest: The Silverhex Chronicles
Level 1: Master of the Fallen Fortress (repeatable)
Tiers 3-7: The Sanos Abduction
Level 4: True Dragons of Absalom (pregens)
7:00 PM [sign up]
PFS Quest: Phantom Phenomena
Tiers 1-5: Slave Ships of Absalom
Tiers 5-9: Port Godless
In addition, there will be Pathfinder Adventure Card Game demos all day. If you have any questions about Pathfinder Society or the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, please contact Lawrence Smith at

Come learn how to play WARMACHINE, HORDES and Zombies Keep Out. Volunteers will be on hand to teach you how to play.

Iron Arena
The aggressive, metal-on-metal WARMACHINE game is set in the Iron Kingdoms, an environment that combines the richness of traditional fantasy with the excitement of steam power and gunpowder. Across the realm, ancient rivalries among nations are exploding into all-out conflict, setting the stage for WARMACHINE and other Iron Kingdom products. Bring your army and battle other foes in the iron arena. You will collect skulls for each game that you can redeem for cool swag.

The Undercity
Join the Black River Irregulars and delve into the treacherous Undercity, a decaying labyrinth of tunnels and caverns sprawled beneath Corvis that is home to all manner of vice and villainy. Work as a team and utilize your hero's unique strengths to battle the Undercity's deadly denizens and expose the dark conspiracy festering in the city's underbelly. Privateer Press Ganger will take you through a full chapter with 3 other people.

Level 7: Omega Protocol
LEVEL 7 [OMEGA PROTOCOL] is a tactical miniatures-based board game for 2-6 players. Fearlessly enter the belly of the beast as part of a highly trained team of operatives and work together to neutralize all threats, or take control of the creatures inhabiting Subterra Bravo and ensure the human intruders know true terror before they meet their grisly fate. A volunteer will take the roll of the Alien Overlord and will teach you and friends how to play and punish you for you for your mistakes.

50 point SR Scramble #1
The WARMACHINE/HORDES 50 point SR tests your skills with your chosen faction. Single List, Time Turns, Single scenario all 3 rounds.
Prizes provided by Privateer Press and Hills of Comics
35 point Spell Draft Scramble #2
The WARMACHINE/HORDES 35 point spell draft tests your skills with your chosen faction and ability to select the correct spells to defeat your opponent. Each player will draft spells for their caster and warbeast to use during the game. Single List, Time Turns, Single scenario all 3 rounds.
Prizes provided by Privateer Press
35 point SR Scramble #3
The WARMACHINE/HORDES 35 point SR tests your skills with your chosen faction. Single List, Time Turns, Single scenario all 3 rounds.
Prizes provided by Privateer Press

Drafts hosted by Games & Gizmos!
Magic Q? Contact
12:00 PM: Large Block Draft
Entry Fee: $13.50; No Player Cap
Boosters: 1x Battle for Zendikar and 2x Oath of the Gatewatch
Prizes based on total number of players
ALL DAY: 8-Player Drafts
Entry Fee: $13.50; 8 Players per Table
Boosters: 1x Battle for Zendikar and 2x Oath of the Gatewatch
Prizes: 7 Packs (1st), 3 Packs (2nd-4th)
TIME TBD: No Player Cap
Entry Fee: $5.00
Bring your own Modern deck!
Prizes based on total number of players
Want to just hang out and play commander? Test a new deck? Flip it or Rip it? We've got space for that too (based on availability)! Come make use of our open tables and play some magic!

Learn to Play

We'll have Gamerati Guild members on site, willing to teach you the following games. If you have any questions about what will be available, please email

Panda Prototype Lounge

Panda Game Manufacturing is sponsoring a Prototype Lounge, where you can come check out unreleased games - games like Glorantha: The Gods War from Petersen Games and Mistborn: House War from Crafty Games. If you are a designer and have a prototype you'd like to show off / test out on people, please email

Presenting Sponsor: Dragonflight

The Dragonflight Convention started in 1980 and is one of the longest running gaming conventions in the Pacific Northwest. This event gathers together more than 500 players and GMs to play in or run some 300 events spread over three days in August. You can find out more about Dragonflight at the March Game Day, or by visiting
Dragonflight is bringing their Game Library, which includes games such as...


Industry Attendees

The following people write games, or produce podcasts, or draw great art. Basically, they make all or part of their income by working in the Game Industry - and they'll be at the Game Day. We'll add more as people RSVP.

Richard Baker from Sasquatch Game Studio Jeff Barber from Biohazard Games Jessica Blair from Breaking Games Stan! Talon Coleman from Catalyst Game Labs Chris Ewick from The Game Matrix John Goff from Pinnacle Entertainment Group Ed Healy from Gamerati Max Hervieux from The Logbook Project Evan Louscher from Games & Gizmos Alex Mayo from Penetralia Press Raven CS McCracken from the Worldship Synnibarr David Morris from nerDNA Carol Roberts from Dragonflight Cory Rueb from Dragonflight Ian Starcher from Petersen Games Owen KC Stephens from Paizo Publishing Joey Turco from Gamerati Edward Turner from Evil Hat Productions Tim Turner from Maverick Masterminds Ivan Van Norman from Geek & Sundry

Get Membership

Gamerati Membership: $10 / month (Pay Now: PayPal or Credit Card) ($20 at the Door)
In addition to the Game Day, we use Memberships to purchase games which we make available at our regular Meetups in the 253 and 425. As an added bonus, your Membership Card entitles you to an ongoing 10% discount at various local eateries and game stores.

On Site Food

There are multiple options for food in the area about PLU. On site, in the building where the Game Day is taking place, there is a cafe (open all day) and a cafeteria. The cafeteria serves Lunch from 10:30 AM until 1:30 PM and dinner from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM. Visit this link for more information.

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Event Sponsors

Catalyst Game Labs Crafty Games Cubicle 7 Entertainment Evil Hat Productions Hunters Books Level 99 Games Onyx Path Publishing Paizo Publishing Petersen Games Privateer Press SmiteWorks

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