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3 Days Left – Over $9,000 and Gaming Experiences

Hey folks. We have three days left in the Kickstarter, we’re over $9,000 which means there’s gonna be a convention, and we’re now working on Stretch Goals.

Late Night Gaming

If we reach $10,000 we’ll have the Hyatt area by the bar and those tables in the area open for gaming until 2 am. We’ll bring a bunch of board games over for open gaming. We’re also planning on having some events for that area and that time frame.

Dice

We have our dice for this year, or at least the colors picked out. We’ll be ordering some but if we get to $12,000 then everyone with a badge from the Kickstarter gets a die for free. Otherwise they’re a dollar each and you can add them onto your pledge. We should mention we have sold out of dice every year and we can’t get more. If you want some dice I suggest getting in early and letting us know how many you want.

Gaming Experiences

So there’s a thing we wanted to focus a little more on this year and that’s the gaming experience. The QCC is a gaming convention before it’s anything else and we want to provide the chance for some experiences you might not otherwise have. That’s why some of the levels and games you can participate in are on the Kickstarter. We wanted to give backers first crack at them. To that, here’s the list of the experiences we have going on currently:

Savage Kings of the World AKA Savage Retribution
This is a 3 session Savage Worlds mini campaign with Vickey Beaver of Obatron productions, one of the creators of the Retribution Setting. That means you get to play with the designer and get your 3 day badge.

Zombicide Knight – Play a bunch of Zombicide
This level gets you 12 hours and a mini campaign of Zombicide: Black Plague/Wolfsburg with Paul Burleson, including a custom scenario to save Mark Knapik featuring the Mark Knapik mini from 2015. You also get your 3 day badge and there’s a rumor that Paul might even have the new expansion for Zombicide at the Con that’s kickstarting right now. It’s just a rumor but that’d be a pretty cool bonus if he does have it.

Knight of Madness – Play a bunch of Cthulhu Wars
This is 12 hours of Cthulhu wars with board game maven Mike Beiter, he’ll have material from the base game and the expansions. So this is multiple boards, more factions, and all the Lovecraftian mini’s madness you can experience without owning the game. You also get your 3 day badge if you’re insane enough to back at this level.

Epic Royal Knight – Guaranteed Spot in the D&D Epic
We have the season 7 epic and the QCC will be one of the first places you can publicly play it at so you folks who love AL, this is where you want to be. This level also gets your 3 day badge.

Savage Rippers
You get to play a 3 session Savage Worlds Rippers mini campaign with Garrett Crowe. This level includes your 3 day badge and a spot in all three sessions of Garrett’s world spanning Rippers games.

Ryuutama with Rach Shelky
Ryuutama, the Natural Fantasy RPG, is an Ennie Award winning game. If you’re into JRPGs and journey styled storytelling this is a game you’ll want to play. Guest Rach Shelkey from the Toronto Gamers Association, Breakout Con, and It’s Like D&D, will be running the game on Sunday at 1pm, I can’t think of a better way to close out the con. You get a spot in the game and your 3 day badge with this level.

Play Love & Justice with Senda Linaugh Love & Justice is a Magical Girls RPG and guest Senda Linaugh AKA Giggles, AKA Skill Monkey, and the Panda who has all our hearts, is running it. Senda knows Magical Girls like no one else we know. So, if you love magical girls you’ll want to back this level. It gets you in Senda’s game on Saturday at 1pm and your 3 day badge.

Play Steamscapes with Eric Simon
Steamscapes is a Savage Worlds Historical Steampunk RPG and you can play with guest and designer of the game, Eric Simon, on Saturday at 7pm. He often brings legos as the mini’s for the game along with lego vehicles and lego props. So steampunk, history, and legos. How can you go wrong. You also get your three day badge.

Play Rockalypse with Eric SimonRockalypse is a Post Apocalyptic game of musical conflict for Fate. You get to play the game with guest and creator of the game, Eric Simon, on Friday at 7pm. Get your post apocalyptic rock on and your 3 day badge.

Ok folks. That’s all our special games going on right now. Once again, thank you for making this kickstarter successful and giving us another year of the Queen City Conquest. We’ll be seeing you in September.

10 Days – Dresden Files, Video Games, Boardgames, & Collectors Inn

Hey folks. 10 Days to go and we’re at 98 backers and 7,500 bucks. We’ve almost reached that 100 backer mark and I’d love to see it hit before tomorrow is over. Who will be our 100th backer? It’s a mystery. Also, let’s talk about late night gaming. That’s our first stretch goal, and if we don’t get to $10,000 dollars we’re not going to be able to do it.

New Events

The Dresden Files at the QCC.
Tom Lutz, your favorite gaming minister and mine, is coming to the QCC with the Dresden Files. Here’s the games description. You are one of the many wonderful denizens of Dresden files books you know, a wizard, white court vampire, werewolf or any of the other creatures that prowl the streets.  You have all ended up here at the QCC because there is a dire magical threat threatening our convention goers that will have horrible consequence for the world at large.  It is up to you to save us, the city of Buffalo, and perhaps even our plane of existence.

Open Video Gaming
Karol is coming back with his partner Tim in video gaming and they’re bring a variety of video games for you to play and enjoy both new and old. In the past they’ve brought an Atari 2600, the NES, a Famicom, Apple ][ with Oregon Trail, TI99/A, the Sega Dreamcast, Playstation’s, Xbox 360’s, Wii’s, WiiU’s and more. If there’s something you’ve been itching to play there’s a chance they might be able to bring it to the show.

Board Game Event Update

We have Zombicide and Cthulhu Wars levels that you can still get involved in. They’re amazing games and the facilitators have most if not all of the expansions for those games. That’s hundreds of dollars of game and you get to experience it for your cost of entry to the convention. It’s a great way to get your game on and experience something you might not be able to anywhere else.

Collector’s Inn Strikes Again

Joe from Collectors Inn has hit us with another great offer.  Joe will be giving all the backers who attend the show a coupon for 5% for every $500 over our funding goal on one item, capping out at 30%. That means if we get to $12,000 bucks everyone with a badge will get a 30% off coupon for one item either at the convention or at Collectors Inn.

11 Days Left – Kickstarter, New Events & Savage Worlds

Hey folks. The Kickstarter is right around $7,500 today and moving along with 11 days left. With that I wanted to point out a level you might not be aware of. If you’re a game company, podcast, blog, etcetera, and are looking for a little bit of advertising then you should check out the Ambassador level. For $25 you can get your logo and links on our website, be part of our digital slide shows during the con, and become an Ambassador of Gaming for the Queen City Conquest. Chris is also likely to mention you on one of the numerous Misdirected Mark Shows he’s a part of.

New Events

Over on Table Top Events, where you can put your events in you’d like to run…like right now, we’ve had some new submissions.

Paint & Take
Heather Heim, who has been an excellent vendor and supporter of the Queen City Conquest in the past, is having a couple of Paint & Take events. It’s a good chance to get your miniature painting on.

Dread Pendragon
Tim Bryant is bringing out the DREAD TOWER and mashing it up with a little Arthurian lore. Here’s the game description:

The King suffers and the land suffers. You are Knight of Camelot, sent forth to retrieve the Holy Grail and restore Arthur and his kingdom. Evil abounds in all guises– sorcerers, dragons, and lurking horrors most perilous. Chivalry and honor guide your every deed, but the highest glory comes to those alone who dare risk all for King and country. This game features The Impossible Dream’s Dread RPG, which uses a JENGA tower for task resolution. No prior experience necessary. Characters provided.

Savage Worlds Broken Down

There’s that special Savage Kings of the World level that’s part of the Kickstarter. It was a one price for five people but now it’s been broken down into individual levels. So if you want to get in on the Savage Worlds action with Obatron Productions Vickey Beaver, then now is the time to back at that level.

That’s all for now but we’ll be back tomorrow with your 10 days left update.

 

Board Games, Cthulhu, Zombies and More

Hey folks. First off, thank you for getting us this far. We’re over 2/3rds of the way there, which is great. We’re just going to keep making the Queen City Conquest better, filling it with more events, guests, and other gaming goodness as time goes on and we gain more funds. Now for some announcements.

Board Game Tournament Update

Hey folks. This is what we know so far about the Board Game Tournament being sponsored by Double Exposure.

If a tournament gets at least 8 players, each of the 4 “final table” participants get a copy of the game. The winner also get a trophy and a free membership to DEXCON 21 (July 2018), and automatic entry into the first elimination round of the 2018 Northeast Regional Championship held there.

If the tournament gets less than 8 players, only the winner gets a copy of the game. We won’t know what the Board Games are until July, but as soon as we do we’ll let you know. Here’s some of the possibilities:

  • Skull Kings
  • Diamonds
  • Nevermore
  • Dimension
  • Neuroshima Hex

Like I said, these are just some of the possibilities. As soon as we know we’ll let you know.

Zombicide

Paul Burleson has agreed to bring Zombicide: Black Plague to the QCC and run 12 hours of a campaign of it. I’m sure he’ll also have some other events on the schedule as well, but if you want the Zombicide campaign experience this is your chance as we have a level for it in the Kickstarter.

Cthulhu Wars

Mike Beiter is bringing his Cthulhu Wars Set to the QCC and if you’re interested in some Lovecraftian wars you can get involved in the extended event with Mike. He’ll be facilitating 12 hours of play using the various boards and optional content from the numerous expansions. It’s as close to the total Cthulhu Wars experience you can get without buying the game.

Updated Guest List

Rach Shelkey, Rob Deobald, and Kate Bullock are the organizers of Breakout Con and the hosts of the podcast It’s like D&D. Kate is also a member of The Gauntlet podcast and writes the blog Bluestocking’s Organic Gaming blog. We’re looking forward to having them in Buffalo for the QCC.

Eric Simon will also be coming out for the Queen City Conquest. Eric is behind Four in Hand GamesSteamscapes and Rockalypse — and the social media coordinator for Ulisses North America which makes games like The Dark Eye and Torg: Eternity.

The D&D Epic

We’re going to have a season 7 epic at the Queen City Conquest. You know, for that season they’re about to announce during the Stream of Annihilation on June 2nd and 3rd. Stay tuned for updates on the details about this EPIC.

Savage Worlds Level

Vickey Beaver of Obatron Productions is the GM for the Savage Worlds level so you can play 12 hours of Savage worlds with Vickey who is an awesome GM. As a bonus, you can probably get a little insight on Obatron and how to get into publishing between sessions or during breaks.

That’s all for this update. We’ll be back with another one of these updates next week. Thank you for backing and please share the kickstarter on your social media of choice, we’d appreciate it.

The 2017 QCC Kickstarter

It’s time for the QCC kickstarter 2017. We’re up and running for our sixth year and we need and would love your support. Here’s the basic levels for the kickstarter followed by a few things about this years show.

Our special guest, if we fund, is Stacy Dellorfano. Stacy  is the founder and Lead Organizer of ConTessa, an organization dedicated to normalizing the presence of traditionally under-represented people in gaming leadership positions by running events at conventions all over the United States, and hopefully soon, the world!

After a successful career in the tech industry working in video games and e-commerce, Stacy left the rat race to pursue gaming full-time. Her most recent work was the production of the Swords & Wizardry 3rd printing Kickstarter, which featured a redesigned book with artwork and design created entirely by women. She also contributed an adventure to the Kickstarter entitled ‘Zaya’s Promise’, and is currently working on two books for Lamentations of the Flame Princess.

Stacy lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and their evil cat, Bastet.

Collector’s Inn has been marvelous to us this year helping us lower our kickstarter goal number with their sponsorship and offering some excellent deals to our backers and folks who participate in the kickoff party later today at Collectors Inn.  If the Kickstarter hits $9,000 in 72 hours Collectors Inn will give a discount to everyone who funds the con that can be used at any time at the store or during the QCC. The deal is buy one get one 1/2 off on in Stock items plus special orders and pre-orders are 30% off. Contact Collectors inn via Facebook for further details.

Events & Games

We already have a number of amazing events already lined up this year for the con which include a D&D Epic, the Double Exposure Board Game Tournament — the games for the tournament won’t be announced until July, on Sunday we’ll be having our Klask tournament hosted by Buffalo Games, and Sunday is also Family Day. On Family Day we’ll have Joe from Collectors Inn teaching and then having a magic draft for kids, a series of family friendly board and role playing games will be run, and there will be mini painting for the kids, and that’s just to start. We’ll be actively searching for other events and games to have run at the convention.

New Registration System

We’re using Table Top Events for the conventions registration system this year. It’s used by GaryCon, EverCon, GenghisCon, and more. We think it’ll be a very nice upgrade in usability from our previous offerings and make your experience in creating and registering for events much more enjoyable. We’re almost ready to start letting you folks get your events up and ready to go, and believe me, we want them. As soon as we have our Table Top Events up and running we’ll be sure to let you know.

 That’s all for now but we’ll be back soon with more announcements and some fun things too so stay tuned here.

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