Open Gaming

Open gaming sessions or “walk up games” don’t require a booking in advance to sit down for a session. This means that there’ll be something to play if you arrive at the convention while timetabled games are already running!

Want to see when these games are running? These events don’t have sign ups, but you can see their schedule on Warhorn, where Conquest registration and game sign ups are now open!

7th Extinction RPG

By: Coweater Studios

Some years after the failed invasion of earth, a necessary peace exists between Humans and the invading forces. Those remaining now face new threats from both Aegis a sentient AI who sees itself as planet earth’s protector and intelligent species and monsters from alternate earth’s bent exploiting both earth resources and inhabitants.

Player Capacity: 2 to 7, best with 2 to 6.
System: 7th Extinction RPG
System knowledge required: None.
Rating: PG.
Seriousness: Average. (3/6)

Board Game Smorgasboard

Presented By: Robert and Andrew

A collection of games to play to add variety to your day.

Ghost Fightin Treasure Hunters

In Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters, a.k.a. Geister, Geister, Schatzsuchmeister!, four intrepid treasure hunters are on a quest, searching for precious hidden jewels, but the phantoms in this house do not give up their bounty easily. As their ghoulish numbers grow, the treasure hunters must work together to acquire all eight jewels and escape the house before it becomes fully haunted or else face their own gruesome demise.

Klask

The KLASK game board is shaped like a ball field with two deep holes functioning as goals in each end of the field. In the middle of the field, three white magnetic pieces serve as “obstacles” – do NOT attract them to your own gaming piece! Your gaming piece is a black magnet. You control it by holding a large magnet under the board. This magnet is connected to a small magnet placed on the field. The purpose of the game is to push the small, red ball around on the field with your magnet/gaming piece, shoot the ball past the obstacles and your opponent and into the goal hole (Klask). It’s so much fun when your opponent suddenly is covered in white obstacles or you drop your gaming piece into the goal – something which might happen if you get a little too eager!

Catapult Feud

Two households, the Chauforts and the Cunningfields, both alike in dignity, in their fair kingdoms. If only there wasn’t that ancient grudge! Build your castle, set up your troops, load your catapults and use your cunning tactics to conquer the floor!

Player Capacity: 2 to 4 per game
System: N/A
System knowledge required: None. System/s will be taught during the session.
Rating: G.
Seriousness: Not very. (1/6)

One Page Rules

Presented By: Domino

Wargaming made simple and fun! There will be one table available for each of three different settings of One Page Rules: Grimdark (Sci-fi, army sized), Firefight (squad based), and Fantasy as well as one demo table for players who know their stuff.

An Introductory game for those who have not experienced tabletop wargaming, or have not played One Page Rules before. Choose your setting, bring a friend, and battle it out!

Miniatures for this event will be supplied. 

Player Capacity: 2 per table
System: One Page Rules
System knowledge required: None. System will be taught during the session
Rating: PG. War theme.
Seriousness: Average. (3/6)

The Score

By: Tinstar Games

18 Cards. 18 minutes. One epic heist.
The Score is a storytelling card game of daring action and dramatic heists. You win by telling a cool story together.

Player Capacity: 3 to 6.
System: The Score
System knowledge required: None. System will be taught during the session.
Rating: PG. Mild violence, heist movie content.
Seriousness: Average. (3/6)

Thirsty Sword Lesbians

Presented by: Daz

Are you interested in telling queer stories? Does the idea of playing an angsty disaster lesbian with a sword make you feel warm and fuzzy inside? Do you want to take part in destroying every injustice you come across with a sword, erotic tension, and just a little bit of awkward pining?

Then have I got the RPG for you!

Thirsty Sword Lesbians is a Powered by the Apocalypse RPG where your party uses your skills of swords/magic/seduction to protect your community!

Ever since Castle Gayskull appeared in the Badlands, it’s been said that Vanguards are trying to assume control of it. The Princesses want to keep it isolated and safe – away from anyone who might wish to use the power inside. But you’ve heard from whispers that the Vanguard want to use the power inside to reset the world, to take the power that lies at the heart of the castle and redistribute it amongst the world and the people of it.

The main mechanics of this game are ROLEPLAY based, where romantic seduction is your best tool for getting what you want. There are some fighting components, but really, the main mechanics are about flirting and seducing the people around you to bring them over to your side. Whatever your real life charisma is, don’t worry! A dice roll or two will always be there to support you. While it will be a fade to black situation, if you’re not comfortable with (queer) romance or flirting, this probably isn’t the game for you.

DISCLAIMER:
This is a game for people who support racial liberation, intersectional feminism, and queer liberation. It’s for people who respect transgender people, POC, sex workers, disabled people, immigrants, people with diverse queer identities, people experiencing homelessness and poverty, neurodiverse people, fat people, and people of every body type.

This is NOT a space to educate you on any of those things. This is not the space to ask questions, nor to ask people to do the emotional labour of educating you.

This is a space to celebrate the existence and joy of people with these identities, and that support these identities. If you don’t agree or respect ALL of those things, then this is not the game for you.”

Player Capacity: 4 to 7. Best with 6.
System: Thirsty Sword Lesbians (PBTA)
System knowledge required: None. System will be taught during the session
Rating: PG. TW: Homophobia, Classism.
Seriousness: Not very. (1/6)