Gen CoN 2019

Indianapolis, IN

megagame coalition events

We’re proud to announce a large showing of 11 different megagame experiences! Tickets for Gen Con are already available here

Event tickets will go on sale May 19th and frequently sell out quickly.

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Want to help the Megagame Coalition at Gen Con? Check out our VOLUNTEER benefits here.

ALLIANCE: Last Days

100 players will lead 30 different nations, criminal organizations, and international investigation teams. You will be given four hours to resolve a global pandemic in the midst of multiple panic inducing apocalyptic crises.

By Coin and Dagger

By Coin and Dagger is a game of politics and skulduggery. Take on the role of a Noble, Merchant, Magistrate, or Scoundrel as you make deals, manage shifting loyalties, and backstab one another.

Deephaven

Join the Dwarves of Deephaven!
DISCOVER unique resources, FORGE legendary weapons, BUILD a grand fortress, DEVELOP thriving trade and culture, EXPAND your influence, and if you must, lead us to WAR!

Den of Wolves

A small fleet of interstellar vessels tries to balance survival, politics and military challenges as they attempt to stay one step ahead of their pursuers.

Dragon Thrones

Dragon Thrones is a Megagame set in a fantasy realm at war that uniquely combines map-strategy, resource management, and diplomacy, with RPG-like character personal objectives to help tell a Megastory!

Heavy reign

HEAVY REIGN is a MegaGame of nobility, conquest, and betrayal. Help make your House the most dominant and seize the throne.

SICKLE: A Scythe fan-made megagame

Join 60+ other players to fight, negotiate, and harness powerful new technologies as prominent political factions, scientists, and industrialists involved in the power struggles of Eastern Europa.

Survival System

On a broken ship lost in space players must find a way to survive. Can they band together to repair the ship? Will it be everyone for themselves? What about the traitors: players with secret goals?

Watch the Skies!

Join 60 other "humans" to rise up & defend "your" home planet against a mysterious, otherworldly menace as a Head of State, Scientist, Ambassador, General, Journalist, CEO, or [redacted].

VAMPIRE: the masquerade -
blood feud

With the rise of the Second Inquisition, New York City has become more dangerous than usual.  Vampires and humans clash in the night, and you must use your cunning, wit, and charm to forge alliances, make enemies, and thrive under the cover of darkness. Your kinfolk will not always be around to back you up, so who do you trust and what do you tell them? Your survival hangs in the balance!

Full Descriptions

Player Count: 40-80

Saturday 10am – 3:30pm (4.5 hours)

80 players will lead 30 different nations, criminal organizations, and international investigation teams. You will be given four hours to resolve a global pandemic in the midst of multiple panic inducing apocalyptic crises.

“ALLIANCE Last Days” is Shaun D. McMillan’s sequel to the original ALLIANCE megagame which has been played in New York, Canada, Singapore, South Korea, and Houston, TX more times and by more players than any other American megagame. This will be the largest megagame ever held in America!

To see what the megagame looks like visit http://mymegagame.com/

By Coin and Dagger

Player Count: 24 – 56
Saturday 5pm – 11pm (6 hours)

Let loose your inner Machiavelli in By Coin and Dagger, the newest Megagame design from Seattle Megagames!

In this twisted fantasy city (think Blades in the Dark), the Nobles vie for political influence to fill the power vacuum left by the impish ruling family. The Merchants strike trade deals and sell important goods to those who can pay the price. The Magistrates seek to line their own pockets while maintaining a semblance of order throughout the city.

And in the shadows, the Scoundrels sell their services as thieves and sneaks, all while trying to get their hands on a precious treasure rumored to have been found in the city.

Deephaven

Player Count: 30 – 70
Friday 5pm – 11pm (6 hours)

All Dwarves are welcome at Deephaven! From the proud Mountain Clans and industrious Hill Clans, to the mysterious Clans of the Deep. Yes, even Gully Dwarves are allowed, as odd as they may be! But take heart, we have abolished the caste systems of old! You are not stuck to one role. Only you can craft your destiny!

The Miners delve deep to find arcane metals and discoveries never seen before!

The Shapers forge legendary weapons, armor, and new inventions.

The Architects build awe-inspiring structures and massive fortifications.

Merchants handle foreign trade, Farmers feed us, and Brewers keep us, uh, well-hydrated!

The venerated Cartographers maintain the Grand Map and the Inkbeards chronicle discoveries, announce oaths, grudges, and important events.

The Guardians keep the peace, and the Legion leads us to war!

And while each group has its royalty, we rely upon the wise Council to enact decrees and manage a fair economy.

Come to Deephaven! Build a new home for all Dwarves!

Player Count: 20 – 43
Game #1: Sunday 9am – 3pm (6 hours)
Game #2: Thursday 9am – 3pm (6 hours)

It is the 27th Century. After a catastrophic attack on humanity, one battleship and a few civilian vessels must fight to survive, govern themselves and maintain order, as they flee from their pursuers.Den of Wolves is a game about difficult political, military and survival choices in a long-term crisis scenario.

Players will take on the roles of starship captains, officers, and engineers, as well as politicians and military personnel. The game has a focus on managing resources, as well as various units and assets – however, talking and negotiating with other players will be crucial in order to achieve success. The game also seeks to represent political and military systems, and their decisions, and so players should expect some political simulation.

Player Count: 12 – 100
Friday 10am – 3pm (5 hours)

Dragon Thrones is an original lore-based Megagame, set in a medieval high fantasy realm at war, with multiple asymmetric win condition objectives: Global (do we save or destroy the realm?), Team (has our House team succeeded?), and Personal (what does my character want to achieve?) This makes Dragon Thrones both a traditional rule-moderate to light Megagame, featuring map-base strategy, resource management and diplomacy gaming, with the added element of player characters cast for each archetype (i.e. general, diplomats, coin masters etc.), each with their own agendas! 

Heavy Reign

Player Count: 45
Friday 9am – 3pm (6 hours)

 In Heavy Reign, players are members of a high noble house. The supposed immortal and all-powerful God Emperor is faltering, and this is your opportunity to overthrow the tyrant and take the throne. Can you fend off the other houses and be the next divine sovereign? The game will evolve and change based on the player choices, so no two games are alike.

 Heavy Reign is based on God Emperor by Jack McNamee.

Sickle: A Scythe Fan-Made Megagame

Player Count: 20 – 90
Saturday 9am – 1pm
(4 hours)

Join 60+ other players to fight, negotiate, and harness powerful new technologies as prominent political factions, scientists, and industrialists involved in the power struggles of Eastern Europa. At the center of the chaos is the mysterious Factory. Originally constructed by Nikolai Tesla, the Factory produced wondrous technologies utilized by the nations of Eastern Europa to destroy each other during the Great War. Although the Great War is over, the power struggles are just beginning.

Sickle is a fan-made megagame set in the 1920+ Universe created by Jakub Różalski and is home to the award-winning board game Scythe by Stonemaier Games and the upcoming video game, Iron Harvest by King Art Games.

We thank Stonemaier Games for their support and encouragement in this and other fan-made projects!

Survival System

Player Count: 20 – 45
Saturday 2pm – 6pm (4 hours)

Trapped on a broken down ship in unknown space, players must find a way to survive. There are no turns in this hectic mega game, everything happens in real time! Players will have to make a choice: Band together and repair the ship in order to make it home, or stake their claim to ensure their own groups survival? No matter what choice is made players will have to outsmart the traitors: players with nefarious secret goals. Each system of the ship (life support, communications, weapons, etc.) will need to be managed and upgraded by the ship’s passengers in order to maximize the chances of survival.

Watch the Skies!

Player Count: 60
Thursday 5pm – 11pm (
6 hours)

Join 60 other “humans” to rise up & defend “your” home planet against a mysterious, otherworldly menace as a Head of State, Scientist, Ambassador, General, Journalist, CEO, or [redacted].

Watch the Skies!, the UK megagame classic, returns to GenCon for the fourth year! A new scenario is created for each Watch the Skies! game, making sure the gameplay is varied and will always keep players on their toes!

Will contemporary enemies put aside historic differences in the face of [redacted]?

VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE - BLOOD FEUD

Player Count: 8 – 32
Games throughout the convention

With the rise of the Second Inquisition, New York City has become more dangerous than usual.  Vampires and humans clash in the night, and you must use your cunning, wit, and charm to forge alliances, make enemies, and thrive under the cover of darkness. Your kinfolk will not always be around to back you up, so who do you trust and what do you tell them? Your survival hangs in the balance!

Blood Feud combines the best elements of megagaming and boardgaming to create a wholly unique Mega Board Game experience. The shorter morning events utilize streamlined Starter rules while the longer evening events will feature Storyteller driven narratives. No experience or materials are required, so bring your friends for an adventure you’ll never forget!

MGC Gen Con volunteering

Volunteering with the Megagame Coalition is a great way to experience Gen Con while enjoying some sweet perks! 
Check out the volunteer benefits below. 

Once you’re ready to orchestrate some narrative chaos, sign up to volunteer here.  
All tiers include our gratitude.

Recruit

We can’t financially support volunteers at this tier, but it’s a great way to get further into the scene.

  • <8 hours
  • Rewards:
    • Meeting rockstar individuals passionate about megagames
    • Experiencing a megagame from the control/organizational side
    • The warm fuzzy feeling from helping facilitate amazing experiences for your fellow gamers!

Apprentice

Apprentice is a great tier for those with other Gen Con commitments.  Welcome to the community!  

  • 8-14 hours
  • Rewards:
    • All previous tiers plus…
    • Free Gen Con badge ($120 value)
    • The endorphin high of creating 8+ hours of awesome for fellow megagamers!

Journeyman

For those passionate about bringing megagames to the people!

  • 15-21 hours
  •  Rewards:
    • All previous tiers plus…
    • Housing reimbursement (post-convention)
      • $100  OR  $150 if you stay at the MGC AirBnB! (spots limited)
    • A veritable glow from facilitating too much fun.

Master

Especially great for those who have seen Gen Con before and are looking for a more rewarding experience than that of a pure consumer.

  • 22+ hours
  • Rewards:
    • All previous tiers plus…
    • 2x the Journeyman housing reimbursement ($200 OR $300 if you stay at the MGC AirBnB)
    • A Transcendent Aura