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This is where I will be keeping track of NonComputerGaming for Penguicon 5.0 in 2007.

* TBD *Gaming Room* Steve Jackson Games Playtesting *GameMaster: SteveJacksonGames* (player range TBD) Come play (and play test) several Steve Jackson Games titles before they go to print.

* TBD (1.5 hours) *Gaming Room* Morton's List *GameMaster: DarkCarnivalGames* (1 to 20 players) Come join the Inner Circle! The details of your quest cannot be divulged here because it will be determined randomly on the spot. But once you experience Morton's List, you need never be bored again!

* TBD (1.5 hours) *Gaming Room* Giant Settlers of Catan *GameMaster: TBD* (3 to 6 players) Come play the popular German game, Settlers of Catan, on an enormous “board” laid out on the floor.

* Friday 3:00 pm - Friday 12:00 am *Gaming Room* Open Gaming *GameMaster: You!* (variable numbers of players) Find an open table where you and your friends can enjoy a game you brought along, or choose from the growing Penguicon GameLibrary.

* Friday 3:00 pm - Friday 5:00 pm *Gaming Room* Looney Labs Demos *GameMaster: ColleenGuernsey* (variable numbers of players) Fluxx, Aquarius, Chrononauts, Zendo, etc. Looney Labs games are quick and easy to learn, and fun for the whole family. Demos brought to you by the Mad Lab Rabbits.

* Friday 3:00 pm - Friday 5:00 pm *Gaming Room* Munchkin *GameMaster: ColleenGuernsey* (up to 8 players) Kill the monsters! Steal the treasure! Stab your buddy!

* Friday 4:00 pm - Friday 5:00 pm *Gaming Room* Alchemist *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (2 to 4 players) Players are alchemists competing to promote the secret ingredient of their school of magic by producing valuable potions that use that component.

* Friday 4:00 pm - Friday 5:30 pm *Gaming Room* Strange Synergy *GameMaster: JimmieBragdon* (2 to 4 players) Strange Synergy is built around 100 different Power Cards… superpowers, mutations, skills, gadgets. Each warrior starts with three different powers. You choose the combination! Can you create the unbeatable team? Can you win against superior powers? No two games are the same. How many ways can you make four different teams of three warriors, out of 100 powers? The mind boggles, and the fun never ends!

* Friday 4:00 pm - Friday 7:30 pm *Gaming Room* Paint and Take *GameMaster: LindaMartelle* (any number of players) Come paint a figure and get some hints on how to paint the figure the way you want. $2.00 for supplies.

* Friday 5:00 pm - Friday 6:00 pm *Gaming Room* Dos Rios *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (2 to 4 players) Two mighty rivers wind their way down from the mountains. The fields through which they flow are fruitful, bringing wealth to their owners. The rivers are the life blood of the land. With skillful placement of dams, you can alter the course of the rivers and bring prosperity to your land. That which was dry will now produce, that which was productive may now be barren. The one who best controls the rivers will control the valley, for the flow of the river carries fortune's tide.

* Friday 5:30 pm - Friday 6:30 pm *Gaming Room* Munchkin Preview *GameMaster: SteveJackson* (up to 8 players) Steve Jackson demos the new Munchkin game. Munchkin is one of the most popular card games Steve Jackson Games has ever published. Now you can be one of the first to see the latest installment in the Munchkin line.

* Friday 5:30 pm - Friday 6:30 pm *Gaming Room* Smarty Party *GameMaster: ShaunKlein* (3 to 8 players) Smarty Party is a party/trivia game centered around the idea of players collectively naming items on a list. As players, in turn, miss an item, they acquire penalty points (forward movement on the game board). When a player reaches the end of the track, the person who advanced the least is the winner.

* Friday 5:30 pm - Friday 7:00 pm *Gaming Room* Morton's List: Solar Rise Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) Join the Inner Circle to kick off the Morton's List weekend long festivities! For the first time ever you can enjoy especially themed Morton's List Quests. Morton's List: never the same game twice. Kick off the weekend-long fun with Solar Rise, the Table of daytime fun. Have you never played Morton's List? Then Tables and Quests will be explained. If you have, then you know that the enjoying of daytime benefits shall be in your future.

* Friday 5:30 pm - Friday 7:00 pm *Gaming Room* KidSprout Jumboree *GameMaster: RonHale-Evans* (3 to 4 players) So your kid joined the KidSprouts, and somehow you got talked into becoming a SproutMeister. Now you're the “leader” (yeah, right) of a rambunctious mixed-gender troop of Sprouts, ranging in age from 10 to 15. Sure, the little kids can be a handful, but the older kids tend to get into big trouble with Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll, none of which is usually associated with the squeaky-clean KidSprouts of America – and that's the way National likes it. KidSprout Jumboree was the winner of the first piecepack game design contest, “Time Marches On.”

* Friday 6:00 pm - Friday 8:00 pm *Gaming Room* Ninja Burger Card Game *GameMaster: WalterSchirmacher* (3 to 6 players) Join the elite Ninja Burger delivery team! You will learn to deliver tasty burgers and fries anywhere in 30 minutes of less. You will bring honor to your franchise. Failure is not an option. SJ Games MIB event.

* Friday 7:00 pm - Friday 8:00 pm *Gaming Room* Rocks For Sale *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (2 to 5 players) In this tongue-in-cheek space opera, players start with surplus spacecraft, explosive charges and massive debt. You will compete with the other hopeful captains to find asteroids containing the most precious metals. Tow these floating treasures back to earth while avoiding stellar phenomenon and stray explosives to become the first to make your fortune. Or at least pay off your credit card.

* Friday 7:00 pm - Friday 8:30 pm *Gaming Room* Morton's List: Cosmic Law Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) It is time for Cosmic Law, the Table of food, good times and games. The die and the group will determine the details.

* Friday 7:00 pm - Friday 8:30 pm *Gaming Room* Piecepack Letterbox *GameMaster: RonHale-Evans* (3 to 6 players) Players hide “letterboxes” somewhere on the board and write clues for the other players. Everyone then attempts to find as many letterboxes as possible. A player gains victory points both when she finds other letterboxes and when other players find hers. Piecepack Letterbox was the winner of the first MesomorphGames piecepack design contest, which required the use of at least one expansion set.

* Friday 7:30 pm - Friday 8:30 pm *Promenade East* Sculpting & Painting Miniatures Discussion *GameMaster: LindaMartelle, AndrewBarlow* (any number of participants) Learn and share tricks and tips for painting miniatures.

* Friday 7:30 pm - Friday 9:00 pm *Gaming Room* Bean Trader *GameMaster: ShaunKlein* (3 to 5 players) The players take the roles of bean traders and are members of the famous Bohn Hanse, the union of northern European cities and merchants involved in the bean trade of the middle ages. The players travel from Hanse city to Hanse city in wagons filled with valuable beans, where they can deliver bean orders and buy more beans.

* Friday 7:30 pm - Saturday 1:00 am *Gameing Room* Flex - Wayfarer *GameMaster: ChapakPatrickSmith* (up to 8 players) High on the slopes of the mountain clings a temple. Suddenly, there is a flash of light and the temple disappears in a ball of destruction and flaming debris. Zooming in, a tiny skyship becomes visible fleeing the explosion, ancient and rotted, the spells keeping it aloft are holding … for now. You just have to know your characters are aboard. High adventure and high action in a vaugely non standard fantasy setting. Characters provided, and rules available online (http://tinyurl.com/38rrhz).

* Friday 8:00 pm - Friday 9:00 pm *Gaming Room* Cannon *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (2 players) Command your soldiers to capture the enemy town by direct attack or by forming a cannon rank and firing on the enemy from a distance. Can you stop them from invading your town at the same time?

* Friday 8:00 pm - Friday 10:00 pm *Gaming Room* Burn in Hell *GameMaster: WalterSchirmacher* (2 to 5 players) Collect the souls of the damned! In Burn in Hell, you try to assemble the tastiest “Circles” of history's sinners. Trade souls with your rivals, or just steal the ones you need. Collect groups of Mass Murderers, Cannibals, or even Clerics, or build sets of the Seven Deadly Sins. Burn in Hell will keep you on your toes. Can you see the sets that fit together for the most points? Can you steal a rival's key card before he can make a Circle? SJ Games MIB event.

* Friday 8:00 pm - Friday 10:00 pm *Gaming Room* GURPS Faeries - Maddening Mischief *GameMaster: BrentBowmaster* (3 to 8 players) Superstition and supernatural fears rule your remote medieval village. As the resident adventurers, you've often been called upon to rid the area of evil-minded bandits and marauding beasts. This time, someone has offended the creatures of faerie and the village has been plagued by all manner of unexplained and troublesome incidents. It's your task to convince the sprites and tricksters to stop their mischief, or be cast out yourselves!

* Friday 8:30 pm - Friday 10:00 pm *Gaming Room* Tile 13 *GameMaster: RonHale-Evans* (3 to 6 players) In Tile 13, players take the role of entrants in a series of public piecepack game design contests. Just as with those contests, the winner of one contest becomes the judge of the next. The object is to gain the most prestige points by designing high-scoring games and entering them in contests.

* Friday 9:00 pm - Friday 10:00 pm *Gaming Room* Around the World in 80 Days *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (3 to 6 players) Based on the classic Jules Verne novel, players compete to circumnavigate the globe within 80 days, traveling by train, ship, elephant and balloon.

* Friday 9:00 pm - Friday 10:30 pm *Gaming Room* Morton's List: Mortal Ties Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) Bring a friend and roll with us on the Mortal Ties Table, where we will share 1 of 28 Quests of social shenanigans and hooliganary. Watch strangers turn into friends, acquaintances turn into love interests, and friends turn on each other depending entirely upon the roll of the die.

* Friday 9:00 pm - Friday 11:00 pm *Gaming Room* Call Of Cthulhu: The Source and the End *GameMaster: WilliamJones* (up to 6 players) Join an elite military force attempting to retrieve a scientist from the black-ops lab, “The Temple.” An experiment has gone awry, and the situation must be contained before the nightmarish creation escapes. This is a Cthulhu Now RPG for new and experienced players.

* Friday 9:00 pm - Friday 11:00 pm *Gaming Room* Shadows over Camelot *GameMaster: ShaunKlein* (3 to 7 players) In most games, players compete against each other to achieve victory. Shadows over Camelot proposes a journey of a very different kind, where you and your fellow players, as Knights of the Round Table, will collaborate to jointly defeat … the game! At first glance, this task seems simple enough. But alas! Your quest is further complicated by the possibility of a traitor in your midst, biding his time, waiting to strike at the worst possible moment!

* Friday 10:00 pm - Friday 11:00 pm *Gaming Room* Munchkin *GameMaster: JimmieBragdon* (up to 8 players) Kill the monsters! Steal the treasure! Stab your buddy!

* Friday 10:00 pm - Saturday 12:00 am *Gaming Room* Celebrity Munchkin *GameMaster: SteveJackson & BillKorsak* (Only Nifties and Guests of Honor may play, but anyone can watch.) Come watch the Penguicon guests kill the monsters, steal their treasure and stab their buddies! Munchkin is one of the most popular card games Steve Jackson Games has ever published.

* Friday 10:00 pm - Saturday 12:30 am *Gaming Room* Platonia *GameMaster: RonHale-Evans* (up to 8 players) The object of the game is to score the most points by creating the best universes. A player creates a universe by writing down one or more rules as part of a program, and then attempting to build a sequence (or several sequences) of cards that follow that program. Complex, enduring, and probable universes score best, but players must balance each of these qualities when assembling universes.

* Friday 10:00 pm - Saturday 1:00 am *Gaming Room* What Happens at the Mall Stays at the Mall *GameMaster: BillKorsak* (up to 8 players) Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG. So this is going to be totally radical, you just busted up a vampire nest under the Sunnydale Mall, and now you get to enjoy the late night shopping. What is that strange noise you keep hearing? Characters provided and rules taught.

* Friday 10:30 pm - Saturday 12:00 am *Gaming Room* Morton's List: Nightscape Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) After nightfall there will be sufficient darkness for Nightscape, the legendary Table of nocturnal adventures…. Black clothing is optional, just like all clothing should be.

* Friday 11:00 pm - Saturday 1:00 am *Gaming Room* Pillars of the Earth *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (2 to 4 players) At the beginning of the 13th century, construction of the greatest and most beautiful cathedral in England begins. Players are builders who try to contribute the most to this cathedral's construction and, in so doing, score the most victory points.

* Saturday 12:00 am - Saturday 12:00 m *Gaming Room* Open Gaming *GameMaster: You!* (variable numbers of players) Find an open table where you and your friends can enjoy a game you brought along, or choose from the growing Penguicon GameLibrary.

* Saturday 1:00 am - Saturday 2:00 am *Gaming Room* Dead Man's Island *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (2 to 4 players) When a pirate's greed is greater then his fear of death, he'll do just about anything, including robbing graves, even if he knows that the dead will seek revenge for his trespass. Dead Man's Island pits pirate against pirate and the dead against all in an adventure of swords, shovels and skullduggery.

* Saturday 10:00 am - Saturday 12:00 m *Gaming Room* Cowpoker *GameMaster: WalterSchirmacher* (2 to 4 players) Cowpoker lets two to four players become ranchers, rustling each others' cattle and hiring away each others' cowpokes. Recruit the wacky characters into your Ranch for points and bonuses, and collect them in tricks from the roundups and shootouts. SJ Games MIB event.

* Saturday 10:30 am - Saturday 11:00 am *Gaming Room* Ricochet Robots *GameMaster: ShaunKlein* (2 to 20 players) Players bid for the minimum number of segments required to move runaway robots to their like-colored targets within a large room with walls spread around the board.

* Saturday 10:30 pm - Saturday 12:00 m *Gaming Room* Munchkin *GameMaster: JimmieBragdon* (up to 8 players) Kill the monsters! Steal the treasure! Stab your buddy!

* Saturday 11:00 am - Sunday 12:00 m *Promenade East* How To Write RPG Fiction *GameMaster: SteveJackson & WilliamJones* (anyone) Much of role-playing was originally inspired by fiction. Come hear about how you can be a part of completing the circle, by basing new fiction on role-playing.

* Saturday 11:00 am - Saturday 12:30 pm *Gaming Room* Vegas Showdown *GameMaster: ShaunKlein* (3 to 5 players) Build your own hotel/casino by bidding against the other players to acquire tiles that represent slot machines, lounges, restaurants, and other casino-related places. The player who builds the most famous hotel/casino wins the game.

* Saturday 11:00 am - Saturday 1:00 pm *Gaming Room* The Happiest Dungeon Ever *GameMaster: BillKorsak* (up to 6 players) Munchkin d20. There is a new dungeon with loot to plunder and monsters to kill. Do you need to know anything else? Characters provided and rules taught.

* Saturday 11:30 am - Saturday 1:00 pm *Gaming Room* Morton's List: “I'm Neutral” Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) Take a break from playing Morton's List all night to join us at for a Quest from the “I'm Neutral” Table, covering everything not covered elsewhere – the random heart of Morton's List.

* Saturday 12:00 m - Sunday 12:00 am *Gaming Room* Open Gaming *GameMaster: You!* (variable numbers of players) Find an open table where you and your friends can enjoy a game you brought along, or choose from the growing Penguicon GameLibrary.

* Saturday 12:00 m - Saturday 1:00 pm *Ballroom A* What's New at Steve Jackson Games? *GameMaster: SteveJackson & JimmieBragdon* (anyone) What's new at Steve Jackson Games? Come find out! Want to have that first edition copy of Ogre signed? Come have that done, too!

* Saturday 12:00 m - Saturday 2:00 pm *Gaming Room* ChessLARP *GameMaster: MattArnold* (16 to 32 players) A grid is mapped on the floor. Participants spend points RPG-style to design their own chess piece. They wear sandwich board signs depicting their movement, which they can flip over to level up. The game lets every chess piece make decisions by auctioning the right to move. Slay other pieces to earn auction cash. Which party of adventurers will work as a team, and which one will just munchkin?

* Saturday 12:00 m - Saturday 4:00 pm *Gaming Room* Looney Labs Demos *GameMaster: ColleenGuernsey* (variable numbers of players) Fluxx, Aquarius, Chrononauts, Zendo, etc. Looney Labs games are quick and easy to learn, and fun for the whole family. Demos brought to you by the Mad Lab Rabbits.

* Saturday 12:00 m - Saturday 4:00 pm *Gaming Room* Munchkin *GameMaster: ColleenGuernsey* (up to 8 players) Kill the monsters! Steal the treasure! Stab your buddy!

* Saturday 12:00 m - Saturday 5:30 pm *Boardroom* Paint and Take *GameMaster: LindaMartelle* (any number of players) Come paint a figure and get some hints on how to paint the figure the way you want. $2.00 for supplies.

* Saturday 1:00 pm - Saturday 2:00 pm *Gaming Room* Courtyard *GameMaster: BluePanther* (2 to 8 players) It is the height of the castle building era in Europe, and it is a matter of national pride that the royal couple's courtyard be the most ornate and splendid in the land.

* Saturday 1:00 pm - Saturday 2:00 pm *Gaming Room* Killer Bunnies *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (2 to 8 players) Killer Bunnies is a fast paced, action card game, in which you must try to keep as many Bunnies alive as possible, while eliminating your opponent's Bunnies. The problem: Your opponents are armed with unusual weapons and will stop at nothing to keep you from winning the game, which can get dreadfully vengeful, horribly nasty, hilariously messy, and just plain fun!

* Saturday 1:00 pm - Saturday 2:30 pm *Gaming Room* Morton's List: Mountain Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) Bring your sweat suits and water bottles as we roll on the Mountain Table, home of everything physical and sporty. Exercise at a con? Only with Morton's List.

* Saturday 1:00 pm - Saturday 3:00 pm *Gaming Room* Leonardo Da Vinci *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (2 to 5 players) In Leonardo Da Vinci, you are an ingenious renaissance inventor in 15th century city of Florence. Construct amazing machines for the lord of the city. Become a protagonist of this age of unbelievable discoveries, by building your inventions!

* Saturday 1:00 pm - Saturday 5:00 pm *Gaming Room* Munchkin Impossible *GameMaster: AlanToby* (2 to 6 players) The Munchkins are now spies, eliminating the opposition, playing with self-destructing gadgets, and changing loyalties even faster than they change hats. Be a Playboy, Tourist or Assassin. Report to the Americans, Russians, British or Chinese. (It'll change!) Wield gadgets from the subtle Cigarette Dart Gun to the amazingly unsubtle Bazooka with Incendiary Ammo. Eliminate foes, from the pathetic Defective Defector through the Interro-Gator and the Not So Secret Police, up to the mighty Super Spy himself. And (all together now) Take Their Stuff! SJ Games MIB event.

* Saturday 2:00 pm - Saturday 3:00 pm *Gaming Room* Cambridge *GameMaster: BluePanther* (2 to 10 players) A challenging word game. The next step in the evolution of Hangman. A new board every time. Players write their word and begin a race to “reveal” the letters. A few twists on the same old word game. Challenging family fun.

* Saturday 2:00 pm - Saturday 3:00 pm *Gaming Room* Kinder Bunnies *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (2 to 5 players) Kinder Bunnies is a fun-filled card game in which players try to collect as many Bunnies and Carrots as possible. Kinder Bunnies can be added into Killer Bunnies for added fun.

* Saturday 2:00 pm - Saturday 6:00 pm *Gaming Room* Illuminati *GameMaster: WalterSchirmacher* (3 to 6 players) It's the original game of secret conspiracy world domination! Come take over the world, or prevent Cthulhu from destroying it. SJ Games MIB event.

* Saturday 2:00 pm - Saturday 6:00 pm *Gaming Room* Vampire: The Requiem *GameMaster: ScottLockwood* (3 to 100 people) The Prince of Detroit has sent your group to find out why all communication from Chicago has ceased. Since Chicago isn't that far away, that shouldn't be too hard. Pre-generated characters will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Note: this is *not* a White Wolf or Camarilla sanctioned event.

* Saturday 2:30 pm - Saturday 4:00 pm *Gaming Room* Elasund: The First City of Catan *GameMaster: ShaunKlein* (2 to 4 players) Elasund is based on the 'Die Siedler von Catan' novel written by Rebecca Gable, itself based on the original The Settlers of Catan game. In Elasund, players compete and cooperate to build the premier city of Catan.

* Saturday 3:00 pm - Saturday 4:00 pm *Gaming Room* Central Pacific *GameMaster: BluePanther* (2 to 8 players) Can you build the first transcontinental railroad across the United States? Central Pacific is a wide open game of building railroads. Build over and tunnel under mountains, through forests. Forge rail links between cities and steal a few of your opponents'.

* Saturday 3:00 pm - Saturday 4:00 pm *Gaming Room* Sitting Ducks Gallery *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (3 to 6 players) Sitting Ducks Gallery is a card game where no duck is safe. Where the object is to maneuver your ducks down the row and avoid getting in the line of fire! Get your ducks out of the water before feathers start flying, because cards can target, shoot, or move the line in various ways! If your birds of a feather can stick together and keep from getting hit, you could be the last Sitting Duck in the lake!

* Saturday 3:00 pm - Saturday 4:00 pm *Gaming Room* World Gauntlet Federation *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (2 to 5 players) The fantasy game of pro gauntlet running. As a professional gauntlet runner, you vie for fame and (hopefully) fortune by pitting your self against traps, giants, and other nasty things (like the opposing runners). It's a race to the finish where style counts and sportsmanship has not been invented yet. (Also see follow-up event at 4:00 pm!)

* Saturday 3:00 pm - Saturday 5:00 pm *Gaming Room* Terror in the Skies *GameMaster: BillKorsak* (up to 4 players) Unknown Armies. A routine flight takes an unexpected turn and 4 ordinary people will have to save the life of the crew and passengers. Characters provided and rules taught.

* Saturday 4:00 pm - Saturday 5:00 pm *Gaming Room* Dead Man's Treasure *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (3 to 5 players) In Dead Man's Treasure, players compete to gain the most valuable treasure on a chain of six islands. Deploy your crew secretly to the islands in your quest for the loot, but watch out for booby traps, lest you find yourself on the bottom of the briny deep. It's strategy and terror on the high seas as you seek out the Dead Man's Treasure!

* Saturday 4:00 pm - Saturday 5:00 pm *Gaming Room* Extreme! *GameMaster: BluePanther* (2 to 8 players) You are an Extreme! athlete, trying your hand at a variety of Extreme! sports. But be careful. Extreme! sports pose Extreme! risks. Injuries can happen at any time. Choose your sport, roll the dice, and try to have the longest, most Extreme! career! A humorous “injury management” game about Extreme! sports.

* Saturday 4:00 pm - Saturday 6:00 pm *Gaming Room* Call Of Cthulhu: The Transgression of Effram Harris *GameMaster: WilliamJones* (up to 6 players) There are things beyond human understanding, and there are barriers in the universe to protect us from that knowledge. When a scientist in New York City undertakes an experiment that transgresses these barriers, bridging unseen realities, it is up to a scattered group of investigators to unravel the mystery and avoid the horror. This is a 1920s Cthulhu RPG for new and experienced players.

* Saturday 4:00 pm - Saturday 6:00 pm *Gaming Room* World Gauntlet Federation RPG *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (2 to 5 players) Did you like your character in the World Gauntlet Federation board game? Now you can play him in an adventure based on the results of the WGF board game you just played. Those who played in the lead up event will have priority seating. (See related event at 3:00 pm!)

* Saturday 4:00 pm - Saturday 7:00 pm *Gaming Room* Age of Steam *GameMaster: ShaunKlein* (3 to 6 players) Age of Steam relives the era when pioneering US railroads built the tracks that transformed America's economy. The cut-throat action is centered on the industrial powerhouses of the growing nation: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and beyond.

* Saturday 4:30 pm - Saturday 6:00 pm *Gaming Room* Morton's List: Vision Quest Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) Join us for a Quest from the Vision Quest Table, covering the artistic and the mystical.

* Saturday 5:30 pm - Saturday 7:30 pm *Gaming Room* Alien City *GameMaster: RonHale-Evans* (2 players) Alien City is set in the far future and concerns the building of a city on a newly colonized world. The players are competing builders working to construct the city. At the same time, they are choosing towers for themselves that they work to make profitable. The choices must be made with care because each builder may only choose three.

* Saturday 6:00 pm - Saturday 7:00 pm *Gaming Room* Killer Bunnies *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (2 to 8 players) Killer Bunnies is a fast paced, action card game, in which you must try to keep as many Bunnies alive as possible, while eliminating your opponent's Bunnies. The problem: Your opponents are armed with unusual weapons and will stop at nothing to keep you from winning the game, which can get dreadfully vengeful, horribly nasty, hilariously messy, and just plain fun!

* Saturday 6:00 pm - Saturday 7:30 pm *Gaming Room* Morton's List: Chaos Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) You don't want to miss the Quest we roll on the Chaos Table. Some have called this the most infamous Table of the game, but don't take our word for it.

* Saturday 6:00 pm - Saturday 7:30 pm *Gaming Room* Munchkin *GameMaster: JimmieBragdon* (up to 8 players) Kill the monsters! Steal the treasure! Stab your buddy!

* Saturday 6:00 pm - Saturday 8:00 pm *Gaming Room* Kings Blood *GameMaster: WalterSchirmacher* (2 to 6 players) King's Blood is a fast-paced multi-player card game. Build the family tree by arranging marriages, exiling rivals, and crowning new royalty. Match a character with a compatible member of the opposite sex, and start a new generation. Play the last family member from your hand, and you've won! SJ Games MIB event.

* Saturday 6:00 pm - Saturday 9:00 pm *Gaming Room* Bunnies & Burrows *GameMaster: RandyMilholland* (?? to ?? players) Bunnies & Burrows is a role-playing game in which the characters are bunnies, interacting with each other and other critters, sometimes even monsters like humans. Originally inspired by Watership Down.

* Saturday 6:00 pm - Saturday 10:00 pm *Gaming Room* Star Munchkin *GameMaster: AlanToby* (2 to 6 players) Be a Munchkin, in space! Play a Mutant, Android or Cat Person. Grab Lasers, Vibroswords and Nova Grenades. Fight Fanged Fuzzballs, Bionic Bimbos and the Brain In A Jar. It's just like Munchkin, but with lasers and other sci-fi trappings, and it's in SPACE! SJ Games MIB event.

* Saturday 7:00 pm - Saturday 8:00 pm *Gaming Room* Hey! That's My Fish! *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (2 to 4 players) At the pole your Penguins are jumping from ice floe to ice floe, hunting fish. They're also trying to block other Penguins and secure the best fishing grounds for themselves.

* Saturday 7:00 pm - Saturday 8:00 pm *Gaming Room* Kinder Bunnies *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (2 to 5 players) Kinder Bunnies is a fun-filled card game in which players try to collect as many Bunnies and Carrots as possible. Kinder Bunnies can be added into Killer Bunnies for added fun.

* Saturday 7:00 pm - Saturday 9:00 pm *Gaming Room* GURPS Faeries - Good & Evil are Four-Letter Words *GameMaster: BrentBowmaster* (3 to 8 players) Faeries today can be found everywhere: from greeting cards to garden statues, these delightful creatures exemplify sugary goodness. But it wasn't always so. Journey back in time to when creatures of faerie were plentiful, and none of them were butterfly-winged little girls perched on flowers. Explore the superstitious world of a medieval village as a fae. Try to thwart the mysterious force that threatens all of faerie: a concept called “good & evil!”

* Saturday 8:00 pm - Saturday 9:00 pm *Gaming Room* Cubed *GameMaster: BluePanther* (2 to 8 players) Rock, paper, scissors in 3D. Play the game, then start making your own rules.

* Saturday 8:00 pm - Saturday 9:00 pm *Gaming Room* Sitting Ducks Gallery *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (3 to 6 players) Sitting Ducks Gallery is a card game where no duck is safe. Where the object is to maneuver your ducks down the row and avoid getting in the line of fire! Get your ducks out of the water before feathers start flying, because cards can target, shoot, or move the line in various ways! If your birds of a feather can stick together and keep from getting hit, you could be the last Sitting Duck in the lake!

* Saturday 8:00 pm - Saturday 10:00 pm *Gaming Room* Looney Labs Demos *GameMaster: ColleenGuernsey* (variable numbers of players) Fluxx, Aquarius, Chrononauts, Zendo, etc. Looney Labs games are quick and easy to learn, and fun for the whole family. Demos brought to you by the Mad Lab Rabbits.

* Saturday 8:00 pm - Saturday 10:00 pm *Gaming Room* Munchkin *GameMaster: ColleenGuernsey* (up to 8 players) Kill the monsters! Steal the treasure! Stab your buddy!

* Saturday 8:00 pm - Saturday 11:00 pm *Gaming Room* Dungeons & Dragons: Blackrock Hall *GameMaster: DeanMartelle* (6 to 8 players) Come take your freshly painted miniatures from the Paint and Take on an adventure in Blackrock Hall. Pregenerated character sheets provided. (See related event at 4:00 pm!)

* Saturday 9:00 pm - Saturday 10:00 pm *Gaming Room* Dead Man's Treasure *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (3 to 5 players) In Dead Man's Treasure, players compete to gain the most valuable treasure on a chain of six islands. Deploy your crew secretly to the islands in your quest for the loot, but watch out for booby traps, lest you find yourself on the bottom of the briny deep. It's strategy and terror on the high seas as you seek out the Dead Man's Treasure!

* Saturday 9:00 pm - Saturday 10:00 pm *Gaming Room* PyroMyth Games Play Testing *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher and PyroMythGames* (2 to 6 players) Demons, Bugs or Cavemen? Who knows what we will spring on you when you show up to play a game in the process of development! Whatever it is, we need your feedback to make these games the best they can be.

* Saturday 9:00 pm - Saturday 10:00 pm *Gaming Room* YangTzee *GameMaster: BluePanther* (2 to 8 players) Collect your tiles from the Sphere. Rain to the Stream. Stream to the Sea. YangTzee is the “ancient” game of tile matching that's as swift as a stream. Each tile has two symbols and one blossom. Match blossoms in order to score.

* Saturday 9:00 pm - Saturday 11:00 pm *Gaming Room* Hacker *GameMaster: SarahElkins* (3 to 6 players) Got root? Build and take over the net (with dice and cards), but don't get busted! Satirizes hackers, law enforcement, corporations and more. Inspired by the Secret Service raid on Steve Jackson Games.

* Saturday 9:30 pm - Saturday 11:30 pm *Gaming Room* The Shadow of Yesterday *GameMaster: ClayDowling* (3 to 12 players) The Shadow of Yesterday is a fast-paced high fantasy RPG where you, the player, choose what's important to your characters and what makes you stronger. In this scenario bold adventurers seeking ancient plunder investigate a promising and seemingly untouched ruin. What they find is exactly what they weren't expecting.

* Saturday 9:30 pm - Sunday 12:30 am *Gaming Room* Morton's List: 988th Ninja Clan Showdown *GameMasters: DarkCarnivalGames, TheKarmicOrderOfTwilightLords and NathanAndren* (9 to 169 players) Calling all ninja! For the first time in America, you can participate in the preeminent traditional ninja challenge, and join the Inner Circle of Morton's List at the same time. This is your chance to take part in hot Ninja on Ninja Action, only at the 988th Ninja Clan Showdown. You will be a given a clan name badge and a colored headband. No ninja training or prior experience is necessary, but black attire and costumes may assist in victory. Will you be honored by being Jonin, leader of your clan? How was Morton's List designated to randomly provide the challenge? And what, exactly will the 988th challenge be? The world's largest d30 will reveal all. Get a rare inside look into ninja clan culture during this the most anticipated event of the ninja calendar! Pirates and others lacking in the spirit of Ninpo need not apply; however, ex-pirates and converts are welcome, as well as anyone curious about the ninja lifestyle.

* Saturday 10:00 pm - Saturday 11:30 pm *Gaming Room* The Colonists of Natick *GameMaster: RonHale-Evans* (2 players) The Colonists of Natick is a port of The Settlers of Catan Card Game, and was the winner of the Good Portsmanship contest. In the spirit of free and open source software and culture, every entry was required to be a translation, or “port”, of an existing game to the piecepack. While this may seem like a mechanical exercise at first glance, there was plenty of room for the game designer's talents.

* Saturday 11:00 pm - Sunday 12:30 am *Gaming Room* Chess Jam *GameMaster: SarahElkins* (2 to 10 players) Choose from Steve Jackson Games' Tile Chess, Proteus and Knightmare Chess for a Chess game with a twist. Tile Chess lets up to 6 players come in from different directions. Proteus is a 2-player strategic Chess variant (convert a piece each turn). Knightmare Chess shakes up the 2-player game with a beautiful deck of cards players use to change the moves and other rules.

* Saturday 11:00 pm - Sunday 6:00 am *Gaming Room* 1861: The Railroads of the Russian Empire *GameMaster: ShaunKlein* (3 to 6 players) 1861 is a railroad-themed stock market and tile laying game set in Russia. Sixteen minor rail companies are put up for auction during stock rounds, and these minor companies have the opportunity to merge or grow into major corporations. But they also compete with a non-player controlled government railway.

* Sunday 12:00 am - Sunday 12:00 m *Gaming Room* Open Gaming *GameMaster: You!* (variable numbers of players) Find an open table where you and your friends can enjoy a game you brought along, or choose from the growing Penguicon GameLibrary.

* Sunday 8:00 am - Sunday 9:30 am *Gaming Room* Morton's List: Lore Galore Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) After all that hot ninja on ninja action last night we'll take it easy for the first Quest, rolling it on Lore Galore, the Table of brain games and expanding the mind.

* Sunday 8:00 am - Sunday 10:00 am *Gaming Room* Looney Labs Demos *GameMaster: ColleenGuernsey* (variable numbers of players) Fluxx, Aquarius, Chrononauts, Zendo, etc. Looney Labs games are quick and easy to learn, and fun for the whole family. Demos brought to you by the Mad Lab Rabbits.

* Sunday 8:00 am - Sunday 10:00 am *Gaming Room* Munchkin *GameMaster: ColleenGuernsey* (up to 8 players) Kill the monsters! Steal the treasure! Stab your buddy!

* Sunday 8:30 am - Sunday 9:30 am *Gaming Room* Relationship Tightrope *GameMaster: ShaunKlein* (3 to 5 players) Each turn, a number of red and blue sticks are up for grabs. The highest card played will take the blue sticks and the lowest card will take the red sticks. The trick is that a red stick cancels a blue stick (that is, a well balanced tightrope walker), and the goal is to score as few points as possible.

* Sunday 9:00 am - Sunday 10:00 am *Gaming Room* Buccaneer *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (3 to 5 players) Many of the pirates are casting jealous glances at the riches in the large trading ships which lie at anchor. The motley teams are quickly put together, and it is decided which ships are to be relieved of their treasures and ducats. But even the strongest captain must take care, as each pirate wants a proper wage for his work. If the booty is too small and the pay too high, the captain will have to pay his team out of his own pocket, and that may cost him victory at the end.

* Sunday 9:00 am - Sunday 10:00 am *Gaming Room* Killer Bunnies *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (2 to 8 players) Killer Bunnies is a fast paced, action card game, in which you must try to keep as many Bunnies alive as possible, while eliminating your opponent's Bunnies. The problem: Your opponents are armed with unusual weapons and will stop at nothing to keep you from winning the game, which can get dreadfully vengeful, horribly nasty, hilariously messy, and just plain fun!

* Sunday 9:00 am - Sunday 12:00 m *Gaming Room* Munchkin *GameMaster: AlanToby* (2 to 6 players) Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. This award-winning card game, designed by Steve Jackson, captures the essence of the dungeon experience, with none of that stupid roleplaying stuff. SJ Games MIB event.

* Sunday 9:30 am - Sunday 11:00 am *Gaming Room* Morton's List: Yang of the Sky Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) We journey to rarely seen realms within Morton's List by rolling on the Yang of the Sky Table, sanctuary of selfless and helpful Quests.

* Sunday 10:00 am - Sunday 11:00 am *Gaming Room* Kinder Bunnies *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (2 to 5 players) Kinder Bunnies is a fun-filled card game in which players try to collect as many Bunnies and Carrots as possible. Kinder Bunnies can be added into Killer Bunnies for added fun.

* Sunday 10:00 am - Sunday 3:00 pm *Gaming Room* Steve Jackson Open Game Demos *GameMaster: WalterSchirmacher* (variable numbers of players) Come try out the latest games from Steve Jackson Games, absolutely free! SJ Games MIB event.

* Sunday 11:00 am - Sunday 11:30 am *Gaming Room* Mega Star *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (2 to 5 players) Your radio station has so many kinds of music to play: hip hop, jazz, rock and more! Pick the bands your station should play, and use requests to effect the band's position on the hit parade. Will your skillful play predict the next Mega Star to bring fame and profit to your station?

* Sunday 11:00 am - Sunday 12:00 m *Gaming Room* Sitting Ducks Gallery *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (3 to 6 players) Sitting Ducks Gallery is a card game where no duck is safe. Where the object is to maneuver your ducks down the row and avoid getting in the line of fire! Get your ducks out of the water before feathers start flying, because cards can target, shoot, or move the line in various ways! If your birds of a feather can stick together and keep from getting hit, you could be the last Sitting Duck in the lake!

* Sunday 11:00 am - Sunday 1:00 pm *Gaming Room* Speed Painting Workshop *GameMaster: LindaMartelle* (any number of players) Come learn time-saving techniques for painting miniatures.

* Sunday 11:30 am - Sunday 1:00 pm *Gaming Room* Morton's List: Rainbow Dragon Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) As the epic weekend draws to a close we reach the second of the three Triumvirate Tables, Rainbow Dragon, where we will roll on this Table of spiritually meaningful Quests.

* Sunday 12:00 m - Sunday 1:00 pm *Gaming Room* Shear Panic *GameMaster: DavidWhitcher* (3 to 4 players) Ah, do ewe long for the life of a sheep? Bright summer days filled with games of tag and attempts to flock closer to Roger, the Heartthrob Ram? But Watch Out! The shearer wants to drag you away from all the fun and games! In Shear Panic, ewe maneuver your ewes to score points, playing tag, standing close to Roger, or trying to avoid the shearing scissors!

* Sunday 12:00 m - Sunday 4:00 pm *Gaming Room* Open Gaming *GameMaster: You!* (variable numbers of players) Find an open table where you and your friends can enjoy a game you brought along, or choose from the growing Penguicon GameLibrary.

* Sunday 1:00 pm - Sunday 2:00 pm *Gaming Room* Dead Man's Treasure *GameMaster: JenniferToby* (3 to 5 players) In Dead Man's Treasure, players compete to gain the most valuable treasure on a chain of six islands. Deploy your crew secretly to the islands in your quest for the loot, but watch out for booby traps, lest you find yourself on the bottom of the briny deep. It's strategy and terror on the high seas as you seek out the Dead Man's Treasure!

* Sunday 1:00 pm - Sunday 2:00 pm *Gaming Room* Munchkin Bites *GameMaster: AlanToby* (2 to 6 players) The Munchkins are now Vampires, Werewolves and Changelings. Bash through the haunted house and slay the monsters. The OTHER monsters. You can't slay your fellow Munchkins, but you can curse them, send foes at them, and take their stuff. So bring along your Coffin (+3!) and wield the Sword of Beheading People Just Like In That Movie. Face foes like the Banshee, the Heck Hounds and the dreaded Were-Muskrat. Smite them all, and be the first to Level 10. SJ Games MIB event.

* Sunday 1:00 pm - Sunday 2:30 pm *Gaming Room* Minis Sculpting Demonstration and Requests *GameMaster: AndrewBarlow* (1 to 30 players) Come learn how to sculpt your own gaming miniatures!

* Sunday 1:00 pm - Sunday 2:30 pm *Gaming Room* Morton's List: Yin of the Earth Theme Quest *GameMaster: NathanAndren* (unlimited number of players) Finally, we come to the Yin of the Earth Table, den of selfish and unspeakable Quests. Legal waivers will be provided. We at Center thank you and welcome you to the Inner Circle of Morton's List. Live to play to live to play!

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