Tacoma, WA Game Day — 01 February 2014

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

If you're a Volunteer, including those running games in the morning slot, come at 9:00 AM so you can set up.

Tickets are only $20 for a full day of games. You're sure to find something you enjoy!

The Games!

Set 2 of 3 in the Theros block releases in February 2014. Thanks to our partners at Northwest Gamer's Choice, we'll have prerelease flights running all day. Your $20 General Admission includes a free prerelease flight (or you can use it to buy product from the on-site retailers). If you'd like to participate in more than one flight, choose one of the multi-flight options when you purchase your ticket.

We're hosting a Warmachine Steamroller tournament.
* 35 Point Army Lists
* Standard Steamroller Scenarios
* Standard Steamroller Turn Length
* Up to 2 Army Lists

5 PM: Army List Review
6 PM: Tournament Begins

STATUS: 1 seat remaining!

FREE with general admission.

Champions of T-Town
Niantic Labs' Brian Rose will be on site, monitoring a special 90-minute Ingress Anomaly. This event will be a little different than other Anomalies; something special for Ingress Agents to enjoy.

Champions: The title of Champion will be offered to one person on each team based on distance travelled to the Anomaly.

Scoring: There are 32 portals in the play area. All 32 portals will count toward the Enlightened and Resistance team scores at each Measurement Time. In addition to gaining points for holding a portal, how each team makes strategic use of the team Champion will also influence the final team scores. Links and fields will not count during scoring. More Scoring Details Will Be Given Out By Brian Rose At The Event.

2:30 Instructions (Centennial Bell)
3:00 Anomaly Begins
3:15 1st Measurement
3:30 2nd Measurement
3:45 3rd Measurement
4:00 4th Measurement
4:15 5th Measurement
4:30 Final Measurement; Anomaly Ends

5:00 Cross-Faction Meetup (Farrelli's)

Enlightened POC: @DESSYX
Resistance POC: @Scotty

Join the G+ Event for this Anomaly.

NOTE: You do NOT have to pay general admission to participate in the Anomaly. We hope, of course, that you will come early and play some other games with us. Bring the whole family!

Games On Demand
The Gamerati Games on Demand will be focusing on the smaller lighter weight games. Will have a variety of GMs who will be available to run a few different games based off the interest of the players.

Games On Demand Menu

Erin Hunter's Warriors series is very popular with young readers. Stan!, who designed the Warriors Adventure Game, has agreed to run a session from 2 PM to 4 PM! So bring your kids. We'll have some great games for them to play...

Gaming Special Guest

Alex Flagg from Crafty GamesRaised by mild-mannered parents in the wilds of Oregon, Alex always knew he was different. He had an uncanny knack for rolling dice. He wrote complex rules to govern his games of G.I. Joe. He empathized with those guys from the Revenge of the Nerds movies. Little did he know, he was marked by fate. He was...a natural born geek.

After stumbling his way through adolescence and Beloit College (where he met many game industry personalities as an organizer for the local convention, Dairyland), Alex made his way into video game design. But his heart remained firmly in the realm of analog gaming, and he began work on what would become his magnum opus, Ten Thousand Bullets, in 2001. His work on 10kB led him circuitously to Gencon 2002, where he met and was recruited by future partners Patrick Kapera and Scott Gearin to work on the first edition of the Spycraft Roleplaying Game, by Alderac Entertainment Group.

Over the subsequent 5 years, Alex worked on nearly 2 dozen books for a number of publishers, including AEG, Privateer Press, Fantasy Flight Games, Paradigm Concepts, and Mythic Dreams Studios, and was a core designer of the critically-acclaimed Spycraft 2.0 RPG. In late 2005, Alex, along with Pat and Scott, licensed the Spycraft brand and founded Crafty Games. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Most recently, Alex married a wonderful girl and returned to his ancestral home in the north side of Portland, Oregon. He splits his free time (hah!) between slaving away on Crafty Games products, working on his home, and attempting to paint a ghastly backlog of obscure pewter miniatures.

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.

Woody Arnold from Thunder Frog Studios Justin Barba from MisCon Tim Beach Jobe Bittman from Spellburn Jessica Blair from Roll to Market Jake Boone from Slabtown Games Stan! Fred Clarke from Offkey Media Lillian Cohen-Moore Ross Cowman Cosmo Eisele from Paizo Publishing James Ernest from Cheapass Games Chris Ewick from The Game Matrix Eric Fell from The Critical Hit Show Alex Flagg from Crafty Games CM Galdre Joanna Gaskell from Standard Action Clayton Grey from Laboratory Derek Guder from Gen Con Artist Nicole Gustafsson Ed Healy from Gamerati Rob Heinsoo from Fire Opal Media Rob Hunt from Standard Action ryan macklin from Paizo Publishing Jason Nelson from Legendary Games Peter Newland from Mind the Gap Studios Anastazia Nichole LEGO Master Dan Parker Mike Parkerson from WhaBam Paul Peterson jim pinto from Post World Games Stephen Radney-MacFarland from Paizo Publishing Brian Rose from Niantic Labs David Stansel-Garner from Verne & Wells JP Sugarbroad from Verne & Wells Geeky Hostess Tara Theoharis Designer Brian Underhill Matt vancil from Zombie Orpheus Entertainment Rachel Ventura from Legendary Games

Buy Tickets

General Admission: $20 (Pay at Door; cash, credit or PayPal)
Includes admission to the Game Day. In addition, it also includes one of the following: either a $20 discount at the on-site retailers (The Game Matrix and Northwest Gamer's Choice) or one flight of Magic: the Gathering.

Kids FREE: Kids 13 & under gain FREE admission as long as they come with a paying adult. FREE admission does not include flights of Magic: the Gathering.

Additional Flights of Magic: $20 each, available on site.

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