Welcome to Archon, we are in our 40th year.

Gaming

"They come from another world!"
— Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Participating Companies | Gaming Sessions | General Info | Registration | Visiting Gaming Pros | Gaming Info | Gaming Dir

Gaming got off to a slow start, but we are rolling now. We have several companies that will have games for your enjoyment! Hex Games, 5th Epoch Publishing, Fast Games, Warzone/Chronopia, Pathfinder and Atomic Squash will be back along with some new companies that we are working out the details with. We also have some brand new games that have just come through their first Kickstart campaign that are hoping to catch your eye. As we get the game names and descriptions loaded, there will be links below that you can access.

If you have questions or suggestions, please click the email link below and let me know. If you aren't a current gamer but have always wanted to try, drop an email and sound off. The gaming group is always looking for new people to bring to the world.

If you are part of a game company and have not received an email from me, please let me know.

Here's to a great Archon of Gaming!!!!

Participating Companies

If your company is interested in participating, please contact Tracy, below. Past companies include, but not limited to:

5th Epoch Publishing

5th Epoch will launch, Vampire Codex. You have all been waiting for it for over a year, and it is here! One of the most refreshing game experiences in the Vampire genre yet! Come have a chat, listen in on the whats, the whys and the hows of the concept, novel, RPG and other franchised surprises! Metal, Magic and Lore Roleplaying System.

Hex Games

http://www.hexgames.com/
In 1997, three gamers decided that they wanted to play games about characters, not about a bunch of numbers on a piece of paper. The three, Steve Johnson, Leighton Connor, and Dale French, developed a system that modeled the rules of fiction, not the physics and statistics of reality. After a year of hard work they published QAGS, the Quick Ass Game System. Since then, QAGS (pronounced "kwags") has been updated with a Second Edition, and Hex has continued to release games dedicated to shared storytelling, limited rules, and maximum fun.

Hex's mission is to spread the word that gaming should be fun, and we think the games that are the most fun are all about interesting characters sharing an uncommon world. If this sounds like the kind of game you want to play, come with us, play more games, and have more fun!

ATOMIC SQUASH

Visit the onsite Board Game Library located in the DoubleTree. The Atomic Squashites return running various boardgames throughout Archon weekend.

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG)

http://www.alderac.com/
Always something new from AEG. Fresh from Gen Con Release: JUNTA!, Valley of the Kings: AfterLife, Smash Up: Munchkin, Game of Crowns, Rumplstleskin, LL: Adventure Time and Why First? Plus events featuring Dark Seas, LL: Batman, LL: Hobbit, LL: Munchkin, Planes, Trains and 5 Minute Fun. Demos of Doomtown: Reloaded. Tournaments featuring Doomtown: Reloaded and L5R.

Fast Games

http://www.fastrpg.net/
The Fast Games Crew returns with more fun adventures. Freestyle Adventure Story Telling RPG at its best. Our motivation is a passion for RPGs.

Ares Games

http://www.aresgames.eu/
Welcome ARES Games to their first Archon. Ares Games will be running 'Kill and Keep' events featuring Wings of Glory and Sails Of Glory. Wings of Glory features their WWI and WWII Planes game lines and Sails of Glory features their Napoleonic Ship game lines.

Adventure League
Pathfinder
Chronopia
Gateway Games
Winterfall
Xenofera

Gaming Sessions

All schedules subject to unannounced changes. Archon Membership required to participate in all game events at Archon.

Day Session Time
Friday 1-A 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  1-B 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  2-A 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  2-B 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  3 Midnight - 8 a.m.
Saturday 4-A 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  4-B 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  5-A 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  5-B 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  6-A 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  6-B 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Sunday 7 Midnight - 8 a.m.
  8-A 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  8-B 12 p.m. - 4/5 p.m. Game start time varies and all games end at 5pm

Game Type Schedule Information

Game types typically posted closer to the event. Check back often as this document may be updated.

  • Archon 41 Gaming Schedule Information [PDF]
  • Archon 41 Gaming Book [PDF]
  • Gaming Registration Hours:

    Friday NOON – 9 p.m.
    Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    Sunday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    TIP: Will you be spending alot of time in the Game Room?
    Bring bottled water or a thermos. Convention provided cups are small, highly spillable and not eco friendly. -Russ Minotaur

    Gaming Pro Bios

    Will be provided as we get closer to the event.

    Doug Beyer


    Doug Beyer (http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/doug-beyer-2009-01-28) is senior creative designer for Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast (WotC). Doug has been at WotC since 2000, starting as a web developer in the Online Media department. In 2006 he joined the Magic creative team. He is on Tumblr (http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/omnidoug).

    More Information

    Tracy Hanners
    gaming@archonstl.org

    GAMING
    ARCHON
    POBOX 440332
    SAINT LOUIS MO 63144

    Gaming Information

    Registration | Board/Card Games | Live Action Games | Living Campaign

    Registration

    Game Registration HQ is located in the Gateway Center North Hall.

    Attendees are limited to a maximum of three (3) game registrations on each trip through Game Registration. There is no limit to the number of times you may go through. Registration as “Alternate” for a game is included as one of your choices. To give everyone a chance to participate in the game of their choice, registration on Friday for Saturday and Sunday games will be limited.

    1. Pick up a Game Registration Form and a Game Program Booklet.
    2. Fill in your Name, Badge number and answer the questions on the Game Registration Form.
    3. Select the Game ID number of up to three games and two alternate games from the Game Program Book each time you travel through the registration line.
    4. Fill in the Game ID’s block and name on the Game Registration Form.
    5. The Game ID tells you the game session, building/ room code and table assigned to the game (see How to read Game ID’s on page 5)
    6. Take completed Game Registration Form and Game Program Book to Game Registration HQ staff.
    7. You will be registered for your game selections shown on the Game Registration Form. Games listed as ‘Alternate’ will only be used if one of your three game selections are closed or in ‘Alternate’ mode.
    8. Your Game Program Book will be returned to you with your game selection applied to the passport page of your game program book. (Inside back cover.)

    All game events at Archon have an Event / Reservation Fee. When you register for a game and pay the fee, you are reserving a seat in that game. This reservation guarantees you a seat in the selected game. The reservation is good until 10 minutes after the scheduled start time of the game. This yearEvent/Reservation fee is $1.00.

    Board / Card Game

    To be updated as we approach the event.

    Live Action Games [top]

    To be updated as we approach the event.

    Miniatures [top]

    To be updated as we approach the event.

    RPG [top]

    To be updated as we approach the event.

    RPG/LIVING CAMPAIGNS [top]

    To be updated as we approach the event.