Gaming – 2016 Game Descriptions

Pathfinder Society

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.

The campaign’s home base is sprawling Absalom, the so-called City at the Center of the World, that stands astride the great Inner Sea on the mountain-capped Isle of Kortos. A Pathfinder’s adventures explore the dark alleys and political intrigue of Absalom between far-flung travels to the most interesting and exotic locales in the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of the competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas.

Play is organized into Seasons, throughout which the actions and achievements of you and your fellow Pathfinders create an ongoing storyline. Each season consists of at least 28 Pathfinder Society scenarios (short, 4-hour adventures) set in a variety of exotic locations across Golarion.

42 tables over 3 days, full details of games can be found here and on, where you can also sign up for the games.

Defenders International:

is part of the ‘Project: Crusaders’ Regional RPG campaigns, and is proud to be part of Marscon 2016. We are celebrating the 30th year of the Defendersverse Campaign and the 13th year being part of Marscon! This year is we’re featuring the campaign finale for Defenders International. Even if you’ve not had a chance to play, come join us for an event like no other. We have a Warhorn Schedule site, located on Warhorn. Find description of Modules and MarsCon Schedule HERE!

Fate: Dark Passages

Dark Passages is a FATE-based game exploring supernatural horror being combated by extraordinary heroes of the pulp era. Quick-start characters will be available, or build your own using the Dark Passages character spawning formulae, available on our Facebook page.

Anima: Beyond Fantasy

Anima is a fantastic fantasy tabletop RPG in which characters come together to survive in a world where magic is resurfacing. Pregenerated characters will be made available

BRP Gamers’ Choice

BRP, or Basic Roleplaying, is a system in which any possible setting or scenario can take place. As such, the assembled players will vote for the genre of game, and the GM will improv the game along with them. Character sheets will be provided, but characters will be made at the table prior to game start.

WtA CWoD: Rite of Passage

WtA – A group of Cubs set out on their Rite of Passage, will they succeed? Will they survive? It’s up to you.

Savage Worlds: Savage Roads

Post-Apocalyptic Highway Mayhem You just have to run down to Death Valley, find the missing transport and the crew that was driving it, and bring them back to the Barstow Trade Town. What could be easier? Just make sure you have enough gas to haul the cargo back. And watch out for gangs on the way. Be careful of radiation, too. The roads might have been bombed out. Don’t forget to bring enough water. Oh, and there might be one or two other groups heading that way. After all, competition is good for the herd.

Dungeons and Dragons 5e: Against the Giants

The classic Gygaxian adventures, updated for 5th edition.

Steve Jackson Games

Friday 7 – 11
Friday Night Car Wars – First heat – Fox and Geese. Come See if 6 D5
cars can take down a fully armed Police Cruiser. Second Heat – a D10
race around 3 laps. Can you make the Drive? Final Heat – a D15
Battle Royal – Drive Offensively!

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
GURPS Fantasy or Modern – Players Choice: Why do the people block their chimneys? Why does reindeer paws send everyone running? Why is a town afraid of the Christmas Season? Can you protect this town from a jolly old elf?

3 pm – 7 pm Games Galore – Mars Attacks – Mars Ten Minute take down,
Car Wars the Card Game.

Sunday 10 am – I’m bored. Munchkin Mania – Come play the latest and
greatest of Munchkin

Cthulhu Wars

Cthulhu Wars is the premiere horror strategy game with high quality miniatures and great competitive gameplay and tactics.

Friday – 3:00pm to 5:00pm & 8:00pm to 10:00pm (Intro to Cthulhu Wars) 3 to 5 players
Saturday – 2:00PM to 4:00PM (Cthulhu Wars, Yuggoth Map) 3 to 5 players
Sunday – 10:00AM to 12:00PM (Cthulhu Wars Big Finish) 3 to 8 players

Battletech, Firestorm Armada

Friday: Battletech- Grinder, Saturday: Firestorm Armada

All materials will be provided. This scenario is designed to appeal to all levels of skill but targeted to the interests of the inexperienced. The focus of the Grinder is to have fun, kill mechs, and also to be killed. Winning is not important nor is trying to be the best. What is important is the enjoyment that is expressed by the players. This event runs until at least midnight. Walk ups are welcome from start to finish


The Fall of the Empire was not complete. The remnants swirl in conflict as the military governors seek to secure their place in ranks of the First Order. Giant death machines, near completion at the hands of the Emperor, are now being wielded by lesser souls that fancy themselves heirs to his throne. Wide spread civil war threatens to engulf the galaxy. The efforts of a few may tilt the scale toward peace or anarchy.
You are a space pilot and must engage in this conflict to aid your comrades in their quest. Pick your stead and rise above the surface of the leviathan to meet your nemesis.


Be at the Quickfire table for our legendary Star Wars Fighter Game. This is NOT the game you buy at the Store! This is more addictive than (CENSORED)!!!!…Well, let’s just say, it’s a LOT of fun!
More fighter models than you are used to and a HUGE flight / fight area. Do you have what it takes, or are you just another whiney temperamental Sith wanna be? Players under 14 MUST be accompanied at all times by an adult.
Games start on Friday night at 1800 and run until exhaustion. Conflict begins again at 1000 on Saturday.
Prizes awarded for those that can demonstrate their skill.


Tephra is the award-winning steampunk roleplaying game that has caused a global addiction. This game was designed for manic high-flying combat, astonishing crafted gizmos, weapons, and automatons, and includes a fast and class-free character creation system. Using only a d12, Tephra is easy to pick up but robust enough to keep people engaged in years.