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June 9-10, 2018
Gruenhagen Conference Center, UW-Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Come visit your Uncle Atom and play all kinds of fun tabletop wargames! Not a tournament-based event, but an event to learn new games, play fun multiplayer wargames, meet like-minded players, and learn new things.

During this second annual event, you’ll be able to play miniatures games and demos, home-brewed rules, narrative games, and more. There’ll be some teaching seminars, too!

The event is held on the campus of the University Wisconsin Oshkosh and there’s plenty of restaurants and bars right across the street for your enjoyment. There will probably be some activities after the game hall closes on Saturday night.

Saturday badge: $8, Sunday badge: $5, Weekend badge: $12 (you save a dollar!)
The pre-purchase tickets aren’t set up yet. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Games run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Sunday
Live show runs from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday morning
Doors open for ticket purchase at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday

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SCHEDULE

++SATURDAY++

Event Title: Nagash Visits Oshkosh, Brings Shadespire
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Game System: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
Description: Explore the fallen city of Shadespire, a once prosperous city now blighted by the curse of Nagash. Each session will have two to four players clash in the fallen city of the Katophranes. Warbands and decks will be available, but feel free to bring your own.
Gamemaster: Nick Miller from the Battle Badgers

Event Title: AT-AT Attack
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Game System: Lego Star Wars Battle
Description: The Emperor is dead and chaos spreads across the galaxy. Four factions are trying to gain control of a former Imperial repair yard. This is a Star Wars game done completely in Lego. Miniatures will be provided, rules will be taught.
Gamemaster: Scott Rowe

Event Title: Steader Town Scavengers
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Game System: Broken Contract Bonelands Playtest Game
Description: Your Breaker Crew has escaped the FerrumSky Mines and are out on the Bonelands. You have run out of the meager bits of food and water that you fled with, but there is hope. After days of dodging passing drones, a cluster of buildings juts out of the barren wastes. Independent Steads outside of corporate oversight had been rumored to exist beyond the mines, but the stories always ended with the claim holders perishing under the punishing Hathor sun. Maybe this Stead is still active? Or perhaps some salvageable supplies have been left behind? You press forward, desperate for something to sustain yourselves. In 2019, Broken Contract is going to move the story out of the tight confines of the FerrumSky Mines and out onto the arid wastes that are termed the Bonelands. Be one of the first to explore what life might be like when the struggle moves from escape to survival. One side will play as the escaped Breaker Crew and the other as experienced Scavengers, fighting over the supplies in this abandoned  Steader Town.
Gamemaster: Breaker Press

Event Title: Total Mayhem X-treme 500 – Initial Warmups
When: Saturday, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Game System: Gaslands
Description: Gaslands is a game of car combat using diecast cars, movement templates, and board terrain to simulate scenarios such as death races, cat and mouse hunts, demolition derbies, and more. All this in a lovely post-apocalyptic setting where the planet Mars is the dominant force in the system, and Earth is in ruin. This will be an introductory session that will be centered around learning the basics of movement, collisions, and combat before moving on to full games. Everything is provided to play. All you need is a desire to go faster and drive harder than anyone else.
Gamemaster: The Noob Painter

Event Title: Fly ‘Til You Die
When: Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Game System: Silent Death: The Next Millennium
Description: Pilot a star fighter in combat, damage or destroy your opponents, head back to base and return with a better ship. First one to reach the top tier of ships, score the necessary damage, and leave the board wins. Rules will be taught.
Gamemaster: Peter Spahos

Event Title: Nagash Visits Oshkosh, Brings Shadespire
When: Saturday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Game System: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
Description: Explore the fallen city of Shadespire, a once prosperous city now blighted by the curse of Nagash. Each session will have two to four players clash in the fallen city of the Katophranes. Warbands and decks will be available, but feel free to bring your own.
Gamemaster: Nick Miller from the Battle Badgers

Event Title: Shattered Crown
When: Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Game System: G.A.U.R.D.S.
Description: WWI takes a weird twist as the nations of earth deconstruct Martian technology abandoned during the invasion of Mars. With enhanced weaponry fighting factions enter into battle in the War to end all Wars. Tanks armed with death rays go head to head with Tesla coils. This demo will provide the basic rules and everything needed to play.
Gamemaster: Lee Gaddies

Event Title: Dropfleet Commander: Battle for Old Oshkosh
When: Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Game System: Dropfleet Commander
Description: Demo introduction game of the Drop universe. Take command of an Dropfleet commander faction / Battlegroup (depending on the number of players.) The goal is to take back Terra Prime.
Gamemaster: Jesse Daniel

Event Title: Wreck Age Demos
When: Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Game System: Wreck Age
Description: Wreck Age is a 28mm skirmish wargame set in the Resurgence after the collapse of civilization. Battle for resources with your crews and see who can conquer the Wilds! We can either do a 20-30 minute demo or do a longer form game if you are already aware of the system. Games will be starting repeatedly during this time frame. Participation gets you a free mini! You can find out more at wreck-age.net
Gamemaster: Matthew Sears

Event Title: Nagash Visits Oshkosh, Brings Shadespire
When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Game System: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
Description: Explore the fallen city of Shadespire, a once prosperous city now blighted by the curse of Nagash. Each session will have two to four players clash in the fallen city of the Katophranes. Warbands and decks will be available, but feel free to bring your own.
Gamemaster: Nick Miller from the Battle Badgers

Event Title: Bushido Demo
When: Saturday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Game System: Bushido
Description: Bushido is an oriental fantasy tabletop miniature battle game for two players. Each player commands a force of no more than a handful of individuals, represented by 32mm metal miniatures. These forces meet on the battlefield and the commanders (the players, that is) try to outwit, outfight and outlive the opposing force and fulfill their battle objectives while denying the enemy theirs. If you have played tabletop miniature games before, Bushido falls into the ‘skirmish game’ category: all miniatures represent individuals and your force consists of a small group of unique characters rather than a big faceless army. A game of Bushido is fast-moving, flexible and filled with strategizing, counter-strategizing and counter-counter-strategizing. Your tactical acumen is important, but as dice add an element of randomness, so too is your ability to think on your feet. A typical game of Bushido takes between one and two hours to play – more if you are new to the game, less if you are a seasoned veteran.
Gamemaster: Christopher Dick

Event Title: Stalking the Chicago Impact Zone
When: Saturday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Game System: The Walking Dead All Out War
Description: You are a stalker in the Chicago Impact Zone, searching for alien technology while avoiding deadly anomalies and mutants. Years ago, several alien crafts impacted across earth and left behind a mix of wondrous items and horrific dangers. If you survive you will be able to sell your treasures to government sanctioned researchers or collectors on the black market.
Gamemasters: Tim Mayse-Lillig & Josh Lopatin

Event Title: Nagash Visits Oshkosh, Brings Shadespire
When: Saturday, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Game System: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
Description: Explore the fallen city of Shadespire, a once prosperous city now blighted by the curse of Nagash. Each session will have two to four players clash in the fallen city of the Katophranes. Warbands and decks will be available, but feel free to bring your own.
Gamemaster: Nick Miller from the Battle Badgers

Event Title: Welcome to the Arena: Arena Rex Demos
When: Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Game System: Arena Rex
Description: An arena combat game in an alternate timeline where Roman influence has spread through various cultures and man and myth fight deadly hand-to-hand combat for glory.
Demo games of Arena Rex. Each game may take approx 30mins-1hr…sometimes less if pit traps are involved!
Gamemaster: Christopher Annen

Event Title: Dropzone Commander: Battle for Oshkosh
When: Saturday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Game System: Dropzone Commander
Description: Battle to for control of Oshkosh on the ground in the Dropzone universe.
Gamemaster: Jesse Daniel

Event Title: Fly ‘Til You Die
When: Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Game System: Silent Death: The Next Millennium
Description: Pilot a star fighter in combat, damage or destroy your opponents, head back to base and return with a better ship. First one to reach the top tier of ships, score the necessary damage, and leave the board wins. Rules will be taught.
Gamemaster: Peter Spahos

Event Title: Nagash Visits Oshkosh, Brings Shadespire
When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Game System: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
Description: Explore the fallen city of Shadespire, a once prosperous city now blighted by the curse of Nagash. Each session will have two to four players clash in the fallen city of the Katophranes. Warbands and decks will be available, but feel free to bring your own.
Gamemaster: Nick Miller from the Battle Badgers

Event Title: Shattered Crown
When: Saturday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Game System: G.A.U.R.D.S.
Description: WWI takes a weird twist as the nations of earth deconstruct Martian technology abandoned during the invasion of Mars. With enhanced weaponry fighting factions enter into battle in the War to end all Wars. Tanks armed with death rays go head to head with Tesla coils. This demo will provide the basic rules and everything needed to play.
Gamemaster: Lee Gaddies

++SUNDAY++

Event Title: Local Minions Expose the Secrets of the Katophranes
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Game System: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
Description: When the citizens of Shadespire refined shadeglass, a miraculous substance that could store the spiritual essence of the dead for eternity, the Katophranes gained a form of immortality. Nagash, Lord of Undeath in the Mortal Realms, cursed the city and its inhabitants to an eternity of neither life or death, but a suffering in between. Now, several opposing warbands face each other in pitched battles to claim the relics of this fallen city. Shadespire is an engaging gateway game by Games Workshop, and is frequently mentioned by Tabletop Minions. This demo will cover the basic rules and everything needed to play.
Gamemaster: Nick Miller from the Battle Badgers

Event Title: Wings of Glory demo
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Game System: Wings of Glory
Description: Year 1917. All across Europe, while men face a last-ditch battle in the mud of the trenches, colorful biplanes fly in the foggy sky, gallantly fighting each other as true “knights of the air.” Take command of one of the early flying machines to shoot down your enemy, complete recon missions, and become an ace, following in the steps of men like Manfred von Richthofen, Eddie Rickenbacker, Georges Guynemer and Francesco Baracca! The WW1 series of Wings of Glory is an easy, fun to play, fast and furious system which you will be able to start playing minutes after opening the box! Innovative game mechanics encompass planes with very different flight capabilities and firepower, while still keeping the flow of the combat simple and fun.
Gamemaster: Matt Ridley & Jason Stephenson from GameFor

Event Title: Wreck Age Demos
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Game System: Wreck Age
Description: Wreck Age is a 28mm skirmish wargame set in the Resurgence after the collapse of civilization. Battle for resources with your crews and see who can conquer the Wilds! We can either do a 20-30 minute demo or do a longer form game if you are already aware of the system. Games will be starting repeatedly during this time frame. Participation gets you a free mini! You can find out more at wreck-age.net
Gamemaster: Matthew Sears

Event Title: Find the Relic: Relic Blade Demos
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Game System: Relic Blade
Description: Relic Blade is a neat indy small scale skirmish game set in a classic fantasy world where the search for riches can also bring ruin!
Sean Sutter, of Metal King Studio, is the lone developer responsible for the art, sculpting and game design. A fairly incredible feat in itself!
Each game using the core set should take 30 mins or so.
Gamemaster: Christopher Annen

Event Title: Steader Town Scavengers
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Game System: Broken Contract Bonelands Playtest Game
Description: Your Breaker Crew has escaped the FerrumSky Mines and are out on the Bonelands. You have run out of the meager bits of food and water that you fled with, but there is hope. After days of dodging passing drones, a cluster of buildings juts out of the barren wastes. Independent Steads outside of corporate oversight had been rumored to exist beyond the mines, but the stories always ended with the claim holders perishing under the punishing Hathor sun. Maybe this Stead is still active? Or perhaps some salvageable supplies have been left behind? You press forward, desperate for something to sustain yourselves. In 2019, Broken Contract is going to move the story out of the tight confines of the FerrumSky Mines and out onto the arid wastes that are termed the Bonelands. Be one of the first to explore what life might be like when the struggle moves from escape to survival. One side will play as the escaped Breaker Crew and the other as experienced Scavengers, fighting over the supplies in this abandoned  Steader Town.
Gamemaster: Breaker Press

Event Title: Battle For Middle Zealand
When: Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Game System: Lego Medieval Battle
Description: Peace and prosperity is being threatened by orc raiders, undead monstrosities, and pirates on squids. Will the brave Knight of Middle Zealand be able to save the day? A game of medieval fantasy done entirely in Lego. Miniatures provided, rules taught.
Gamemaster: Scott Rowe

Event Title: Fly ‘Til You Die
When: Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Game System: Silent Death: The Next Millennium
Description: Pilot a star fighter in combat, damage or destroy your opponents, head back to base and return with a better ship. First one to reach the top tier of ships, score the necessary damage, and leave the board wins. Rules will be taught.
Gamemaster: Peter Spahos

Event Title: Local Minions Expose the Secrets of the Katophranes
When: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Game System: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
Description: When the citizens of Shadespire refined shadeglass, a miraculous substance that could store the spiritual essence of the dead for eternity, the Katophranes gained a form of immortality. Nagash, Lord of Undeath in the Mortal Realms, cursed the city and its inhabitants to an eternity of neither life or death, but a suffering in between. Now, several opposing warbands face each other in pitched battles to claim the relics of this fallen city. Shadespire is an engaging gateway game by Games Workshop, and is frequently mentioned by Tabletop Minions. This demo will cover the basic rules and everything needed to play.
Gamemaster: Nick Miller from the Battle Badgers

Event Title: Shattered Crown
When: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Game System: G.A.U.R.D.S.
Description: WWI takes a weird twist as the nations of earth deconstruct Martian technology abandoned during the invasion of Mars. With enhanced weaponry fighting factions enter into battle in the War to end all Wars. Tanks armed with death rays go head to head with Tesla coils. This demo will provide the basic rules and everything needed to play.
Gamemaster: Lee Gaddies

Event Title: Total Mayhem X-treme 500 – The Gateway Games
When: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Game System: Gaslands
Description: Gaslands is a game of car combat using diecast cars, movement templates, and board terrain to simulate scenarios such as death races, cat and mouse hunts, demolition derbies, and more. All this in a lovely post-apocalyptic setting where the planet Mars is the dominant force in the system, and Earth is in ruin. This will be a full race using the Death Race scenario, with team size and composition determined by the number of players. New players are free to join and rules will still be taught to anyone wanting to learn. No need to have been in the previous day’s race. Everything is provided to play. All you need is a desire to go faster and drive hard than anyone else.
Gamemaster: The Noob Painter

Event Title: Local Minions Expose the Secrets of the Katophranes
When: Sunday, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Game System: Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
Description: When the citizens of Shadespire refined shadeglass, a miraculous substance that could store the spiritual essence of the dead for eternity, the Katophranes gained a form of immortality. Nagash, Lord of Undeath in the Mortal Realms, cursed the city and its inhabitants to an eternity of neither life or death, but a suffering in between. Now, several opposing warbands face each other in pitched battles to claim the relics of this fallen city. Shadespire is an engaging gateway game by Games Workshop, and is frequently mentioned by Tabletop Minions. This demo will cover the basic rules and everything needed to play.
Gamemaster: Nick Miller from the Battle Badgers

GAMEMASTER SIGN-UP

This event is known as an ‘expo’ because there won’t be any tournaments. We’re looking for people to run tabletop wargaming demos, fun multiplayer events, ‘homebuilt’ rules systems, playtests, and things of that nature. If you run an event or events for at least four hours, your weekend badge fee will be waived. Table space will be 60 inches by six feet.

Please fill out the form below with your event (if you’d like to run multiple events, please fill out a separate form for each) and if you have any questions, please let me know via email at atom@tabletopminions.org and I’ll get you sorted.

HOUSING

There’s great, reasonably priced dorm-style housing available right upstairs from the game room. Rooms include two twin beds, a dresser, two closets, microwave, refrigerator, air conditioning, and towel sets and run just $40 per night. Call 920-424-1106 for reservations.

VENDORS

Hyacinth Games
Makers of Wreck Age, post-collapse miniatures skirmish game and miniatures

Gaddis Gaming
Makers of the TableTopper, Shattered Crown, and a full line of WW1 and WW2 miniatures

Breaker Press
Makers of Broken Contract, the post-apocalyptic miniatures adventure game

GameFor
Free app for connecting tabletop gamers

To vendors:
We’re accepting vendors for the event. Right up front: this event is pretty small and intimate, and we really only want vendors who are game manufacturers, publishers, and designers or vendors who make products for tabletop wargaming (terrain, models, templates, accessories, etc.) as well. A single six-foot table is $30 for the weekend and includes two vendor badges. Please email me at atom@tabletopminions.org if you’re interested or have questions.

MAP & LOCATION

The event will be on the UW Oshkosh campus at the Gruenhagen Conference Center, 208 Osceola Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Check it out here on Google Maps.

CONTACT INFO

If you’ve got questions, please feel free to contact your Uncle Atom at atom@tabletopminions.org and I’ll get you sorted.