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Coffins and Tombstones by Fearlight Games is a tabletop miniatures skirmish set in a stylized Old West. Opposing players face off in scenarios, such as bank robbers versus townsfolk, and battle it out. Last man standing wins. Feedback from players was extremely positive. They told us that Fearlight’s Spectrum system was very quick and easy to learn, as opposed to some other tabletop miniatures games which have 400 page rulebooks. The skirmish format lets you jump in and fight a half-hour battle – you don’t have to dedicate all afternoon to a protracted engagement. Another plus is that while other games require the purchase of expensive miniatures to play, C&T comes with cardboard cutouts for players to use. For those who want to use minis, C&T is scaled for standard 25 mm miniatures so players can buy affordable Old West minis from companies such as Reaper Miniatures. Heck, they can even use a Cowboys and Indians toy set from the dollar store! When asked if they would buy the game, experienced tabletop war-gamers said “Yes.” Sounds like an endorsement!
In short, Coffins and Tombstones is affordable, accessible, and fun! And so we dub it Game of the Con!
Flip the Table is bringing Pixel Lincoln to SnowCon 2013! Through a special arrangement with Game Salute and designer Jason Tagmire, d8 sponsor Flip the Table will be running pre-release demos of Pixel Lincoln all weekend long.
In this classic adventure game, you will travel through time and space, searching for the pieces needed to restore the balance of time.
There are enemies in every corner, and as Pixel Lincoln, you must defeat them – but first you need to build an awesome deck! Equip the finest weapons, bring your best cheat codes, and do whatever it takes to get the highest score! Because in the end, that’s all that matters.
Pixel Lincoln: The Deckbuilding Game plays in about 45 minutes, and players will explore the highly customizable levels by revealing cards as they progress. Cards vary from items/power-ups to enemies, NPCs, secrets, bosses and much more. As you purchase or defeat these cards, they are added to your deck. Defeat all of the bosses or die trying!
Last year’s SnowCon Game of the Con went to Not-So-Broken Games’ strategic card game Hull Breach! This year NSB Games returns with Corporate Wars, the next set in the evolution of Hull Breach! Check out the scheduled demos in the … Continue reading
Strap on your six shooter and prepare for one hell of a ride! Coffins and Tombstones is the fastest, meanest, gosh darndest miniatures skirmish game this side of Dodge City. Your posse will be made up of Western heroes and legends, from Annie Oakley to Wyatt Earp. The Spectrum System dice will bring your western shootout to life as you make all of the tactical decisions. You choose when to be careful and when to get risky as you go head to head with your opponent and shoot your way to the top – just avoid the deadly Coffins and Tombstones. Each participant will also get a free PDF copy of the rulebook!
Founded in 2012, Fearlight Games was launched by Kirby Young as a home for a series of settings for The Spectrum System.
The Spectrum System is a set of core rules for playing any setting of miniatures. Its main feature uses dice symbols rather than numbers, opposed rolls instead of target numbers, and allows the defender to roll dice and take his own fate in his hands. It includes a system for leveling up characters in your faction, making them better in between game scenarios and battles making the game all the better to come back and play. Ultimately, It is designed to give miniatures gamers more customization and give the players more interaction with their dice rolls. Additionally, Spectrum dice are customized for each published setting, adding more detail to the genre of the specific setting.
The Spectrum System was developed by Bryce Whitacre. Bryce wrote the first setting,Coffins and Tombstones. He also authored The Defeated Dead and The French and Indian War for Rogue Games’ epic historical horror RPG Colonial Gothic. Currently he is working for Margaret Weis Productions on the Age of Apocalypse Campaign Setting for Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, and working on the next couple of settings for the Spectrum System.
SATURDAY ONLY: For the first time ever, Quest for the Antidote, an exciting new game designed right here in Maine, will be available for playtesting at SnowCon 2013, and the designers want YOUR feedback! Be the first people in the world to try the game, and then be prepared to share your thoughts. Your input will be crucial as the designers prepare the game for publication later this year. Visit the Topsham Games demo table in the Gaming Hall to reserve your spot.
YOU have been POISONED! Now you must venture across a vast and dangerous landscape in search of a cure. Growing weaker by the minute, you must balance both strategy and luck if you hope to survive. But the poison is the least of your worries! In your journey, you will need to battle monsters, outwit nature, and dodge your opponents’ meddling, all while trying to find the right antidote ingredients before it’s too late. Easy to learn but impossible to master, this game is fun for all ages. Good luck in your QUEST FOR THE ANTIDOTE!
Topsham Games, LLC, is a Maine-based gaming company that is preparing to launch its first strategy game, QUEST FOR THE ANTIDOTE, in the spring of 2013. Using Maine designers and Maine artists, Topsham Games, LLC is locally owned and operated. The company was founded by two local gamers whose love of board games inspired them to create their own. With one game on the way and dozens in the pipeline, Topsham Games hopes to develop exciting, challenging, and fun games for players of all ages. “Like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for more information!
Playing games is only part of the fun at SnowCon every year. Bringing your favorites home with you means more gaming all year long! In our Vendor Room, you’ll find some of the best game retailers in the State of Maine. It’s a great opportunity to purchase that new game you tried out in the Game Library or something you’ve been dying to get your hands on.
Here’s some vendors to look forward to this year:
All the Chains
And don’t forget to stop by the SnowCon merch table to get your Official SnowCon 2013 T-shirt featuring the art of Catey Eason.
Woah. We have a LOT of games on the schedule. More than we’ve ever had before. But we’d be glad to have more! If you’re thinking of running a game, feel free to submit one before January 13th. (And of … Continue reading
The Waitlist on Warhorn will be closing on Saturday, January 12th. If you are currently on a game waitlist, check out what’s still available! Some games are deeply waitlisted – get dibs on empty games and sign up now! Consider … Continue reading
Flip the Table, a gaming podcast featuring a cadre of familiar faces at SnowCon such as Chris Michaud, Jared Hunnefeld & Flip Florey, will be at SnowCon this year as a d8 Sponsor and will be making their mark in their … Continue reading