This year we are using Warhorn, an event manager for game conventions. Visit our Warhorn site to register and sign up for events prior to the convention (pre-registration).
Role Playing Events
To schedule role playing events, we use a sign-up sheet and marshalling system. If you would like to run or “judge” an event at KC Game Fair, please visit our Events page for details on discounts and to sign up to run an event.
To play in an event, go to the sign-up sheet. The sheet will list a table number for the event. At the event’s starting time, report to the table listed. If more than one table is needed, the judge will send the players to the appropriate table. Please show up on time. You must attend the marshaling table; do not assume that you can get in an event simply because your name is on the form. The order of names on the list is the order of priority should there be more players than available space. Players who pre-registered will have their names already printed on the sign up sheets and get first priority.
Scheduled Board Game Events
Any board game on the event list will start at the scheduled time. Show up to the table 5-10 minutes before the start time and let a board game judge know that you want to play. To schedule and run a board game at KC Game fair, please visit our Events page for details on discounts and to sign up to run an event.
Pick-up Board Games
There is a library of board games available for play at any time during the con. To start a pick-up game, simply write the name of the game on the whiteboard along with a start time and the number of players with names next to the people wanting to play. For example:
Ticket To Ride
2 p.m. Saturday
1. John Smith
2. Joe Cool
Other players may sign up. At the given time, select an open table and confirm its availability with con staff. The judges can also teach games and play along if an extra person is needed.
Go to the sign-up area and add your name to the signup sheet of the game you wish to play. If the signup sheet for a game is full, go over and ask if they can fit you in anyway. Sometimes they may be able to accommodate you. However, you may have to wait a couple of turns for reinforcements to arrive.
New players – do not be put off by the size of the table or the number of figures. You will only be handling a small part of them along with the other players on your side. All you really need to know in a miniatures game is how far you move, how far you shoot and when in the turns you do each. Everything else isn’t necessary to know until it occurs. Game masters will be there to guide players through any complications that occur. After a couple of turns, you will find that you and the other players have grasped the game and will only need to turn to the game master for the oddball occurrences.
Don’t panic if you break something on the soldiers. This happens. Keep a hold of the broken part and tell the person running a game. They will put it in their repair box and the game will go on.
If you would like to run a miniatures event, please visit the Event Submissions page.