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For KeyCon 25, Gaming has lined up tournaments and prize draws for Settlers of Catan, D&D, RAW and UFS, Zombies, and the popular Clay-orama, as well as the return of indie games Polaris and Dogs in the Vineyard (amongst others). Gaming Guest Jennifer Clarks Wilkes from Wizards of the Coast will be here to promote D&D 4th edition. The award winning Burning Wheel and Shock: Social Science Fiction will be in the gaming room this year. We will have 24 hour access to the gaming room with Games on Demand setup for some on-the-spot gaming. To cap it all off there is going to special Live Action Fantasy Role playing on Monday morning.

In order to have a smoothly run gaming room we need volunteers. First, we need individuals to run games. Second, we need people to help supervise the Gaming Room for some parts of the convention. The rewards will be greater than your wildest imagination* so contact Gaming at to volunteer, attend a pre-con meeting, or to use the Keycon forum.

Any must-have games that you would like to add? We may be able to organize the game for you! Please contact or on the KeyCon forum. *This claim may be wild speculation, but why take the chance?

Update May 15th:

UFS 6x10 - 20:00 Friday

Build your best UFS deck constructed under the following rules:

UFS Demo - 14:00 - 16:00 Saturday

Come and learn to play UFS! No experience required. Veteran players will be on hand to guide you and walk you through your first few games of UFS. Receive some free cards just for demoing the game!

UFS - Keycon Championships Sunday 1300-1800

Bring your best standard constructed deck, and with some skill and a little luck you can earn the title of UFS Keycon 2008 Champion!

Prize support for all of the above events furnished by Fantasy Flight Games, including promotional cards, special foil parallel cards, an Uncut Sheet of Cards, and 2 Street Fighter Playmats!

Learn to play Raw Deal!

Throughout the weekend Demos will be provided by veteran players. Complimentary decks will be available to you can play Raw Deal with your friends afterwards! Demo times will be on a "as demonstrators are available basis."

All Weekend long come out and meet the 2005 Raw Deal World Champion: Frankie Ho! (From Singapore!)

Raw Deal 2008 Keycon Championship - Saturday 20:00

This event will be contested under Raw Deal Classic Rules. No cards from the Revolution era is allowed.

Games To Be Featured At KeyCon25:

Wild Talents: Superhero Roleplaying in a World Gone Mad

Wild Talents is a fast, thrilling and flexible superhero game based on the "One-Roll Engine". With gritty action, intuitive mechanics, and an incredibly flexible character generation, Wild talents can take on nearly any type of super hero story.


Vincent Baker is known for his groundbreaking game "Dogs in the Vineyard." This is not it. Mature players only, please.

Burning Empires

Humanity is on the edge of collapse. The great Federated Empires has shattered into factions bent on each other's demise. The most terrible threat to mankind comes not from within, but from the terror, The Worm, the Vaylen. Play as characters in the story of one world's struggle with the terror of the Vaylen. Will your world defeat the worm, or will it fall, like so many before. Burning Empires is Luke Crane's (The Burning Wheel) epic game based on Christopher Moeller's award winning Iron Empires comic.

Warhammer 40k

"In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war."

The Warhammer 40k tabletop battles game. Multiple games being run during the convention. Check the game description to see if troops are supplied.

Circus Imperium

Circus Imperium is a tongue in cheek chariot racing game loosely based on FASA's RPG Renegade Legion. Players attempt to complete three circuts while keeping their chariots and drivers in tact. The main challenge is manuvering around the bends while attempting to disable or block your opponents.

Eden's Prophet

In the hills on the outskirts of Eden, a small town of apple orchards and cool mountain breezes. The desert is on the horizon, a white line in the noonday sun. The Prophet Jedaiah has brought peace to this small town with his words of the Savior Returned. All listened and praised to the Prophet's wisdom before he left as suddenly as he came. Now all go to hear Brother Benjamin's sermons every Sunday while the rightful Steward is alone in the church. in these hard times they flock to his message of deliverance to come. While Brother Benjamin gives sweet sounding words to his congregation he knows that soon one of God's Watchdogs will be coming. Before that he will be ready. As one of God's Watchdogs you travel the lands of the Faithful, an old West that never quite was, to stand between them and their own demons, to guard them against the best intentions of the weak. Eden's Prophet is an Role Playing Game (RPG) for 2-3 players run using the Dogs in the Vineyard system

Shock: Social Science Fiction

Shock: Social Science Fiction is a fiction game of culture and future shock. Based on the works of Bruce Sterling, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Philip K. Dick, the game pushes the players to make stories that matter to them — stories about politics, philosophy, love, and death. An role playing game (RPG) for 2-4 players designed to explore sci-fi..

The Mountain Witch

A group of ronin are hired for a simple yet terrifying task - to assualt Mt. Fuji and kill the dreaded O-Yanma, the Mountain Witch. But regretful pasts and dark fate conspire against the mission, testing both the courage and loyalty of the samurai.

When every heart holds betrayal, who can you trust?

A role playing game (RPG) that combines elements of Japanese mythology, horror, and film noir in a tale of trust, betrayal, and confronting fate.

For 2-5 players

Polaris: Chivalric Tragedy at Utmost North

Once upon a time, as far north as north can go, there lived the greatest people that this world will ever see. They are gone now, destroyed just as the world destroys all beautiful things. All that remains are these moments we call memories, moments frozen from the flow of time.

Polaris: Chivalric Tragedy at Utmost North is a game for three to five players set during the final years of the Northernmost People, just before the remnants of their civilization were swallowed up by their own Mistake.

This is no longer a history; this is not yet a story. This is all that remains. Whatever else is what you make of it.

A role playing game (RPG) for 2-3 players.

I Coulda been a contender

My vision returns at the count of five, I taste blood, my blood. The roar of the crowd is deafening, they want more. They always want more.

More blood, more pain.

I'm kneeling as the ref gets to seven, I can see in his eyes that he doesn't expect me to get up. Why would I?

Face more pain.

Now I see her, in the front row, tears black with mascara streaming down her face, I'm drawn to the eyes, deep pools, reflecting the pain.

My pain.

The moment seems to last an eternity. I needed that, that reminder of hope. This is for you babe!

Bring the pain.

I'm on my feet again at nine. The ref hesitates for a split second.

"Ok, box!"

Now feel the pain…

A role playing game (RPG) of boxers and their pain and hope for 3-5 players.

Classroom Deathmatch

Kidnapped and locked in your high school you and 50 other students find yourselves part of the Student's Reform initiative. More commonly called Classroom Death match you must battle your fellow students to the death or escape this brutal reality TV show. With nothing but the clothes on your back and a black duffle bag will you beat the deathmatch and graduate with a full scholarship to the university of your choosing? A role playing game (RPG) for 3-5 players run with Classroom Deathmatch from Atarashi Games.

The Sword

Down through ruined chambers into muck filled tubes until you arrived, at last, in the wreckage of this collapsed temple. Laying on the shattered altar, in the chamber before you, is that which you seek: The Sword of Ages!

The Sword of Ages, forged by the Dwarves, enchanted and wielded by the Elves for hundreds of years, has been lost for ages, but now its location has been discovered and it lies near at hand. But who will lay claim to the Sword? The Dwarves who see it as an ancestral treasure to be returned, the Elven prince who can use it to restore his noble house, or will it land in the hands of those that just want the money?

A fantasy role playing game (RPG) for 2-4 players run using the Burning Wheel system.


The Computer has ordered you Troubleshooters to perform a duty of absolute importance for Alpha Complex! Report NOW or else the Commie-Mutant-Traitor Terrorists will win!

Paranoia, the Darkly Humorous Game of the Future! Be a clone in the wondrous Alpha Complex where nothing ever goes worng. I mean, wrong. Nothing has gone wrong, even the previous statement. Everyone is happy! Happiness is mandatory, after all! All hail and serve The Computer! And Alpha Complex! Or else.

Stay Alert. Trust No One. Keep Your Laser Pistol Handy.

The game will run two hours, for up to 6 Players, and I'd like to run them in the early afternoon on Saturday and Sunday if possible. So however best that fits with what's available.

Islands of Catan

In this Settlers of Catan variant the land and water hexes are mixed together. The tiles are laid down into a giant hexagon, which will create a variety of lakes, islands and peninsulas. The winner is the person with 10 victory points. 8 people can play this game.


In this exciting game you create a claydonian and it has a special power assigned to them. Then you enter the arena with 5 other claydonians and if your claydonian is the last one standing you is the winner. 6 people can play this game.

Open Gaming

There will be tables set aside so people can bring there own games to play them.

Lord of the Fries

Welcome to Friedey’s, the fast food restaurant of the damned! You are a nearly-mindless zombie trying to assemble combo meals. 8 people can play this game.

Bankruptcy the card game

Insider Trading , Outsourcing, Cooking the Books. Who said CEO’s should have all the fun of running a company into the ground? This game is to see the first person to declare Bankruptcy. 6 players can play this game.


Munckin is a card game where you go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. 6 people can play this game.

World of Warcraft the Board Game

Is a epic game experience based on the best-selling on-line computer game. Take control of a heroic character from either the Horde or the Alliance factions. Seek power and prestige by traveling across the lands to complete dangerous quests. Win by defeating an Overlord or defeating the enemy faction. 6 people can play this game.

Star Wars Minis & Dungeons & Dragons Minis

There will be a Wizard’s of the Coast Delegate teaching the rules of these games and showing you how to play the game.

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