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Friday Events at AwesomeCon

AwesomeCon kicks off on Friday, March 8th! Register now for one or more of our events at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center! Secure your spot! (You may also view our Saturday and Sunday events at AwesomeCon.)

Friday Featured Game DemosFriday CCGs & TCGsFriday Roleplaying Games

Friday Featured Game Demos

1-4pm - Catan
Collect and trade resources to build up the island of Catan in this modern classic!

2-3pm - Harvest Hoppers with Joel Sparks
Deliver fresh produce from your local farmer’s co-op in the delightfully delicious dispatch game of Harvest Hoppers. As bike couriers for your local farmers, you will deliver pumpkins, corn, mushrooms, and more to the cozy restaurants and cafés of Greenbranch in the Verdant Isles. So put the pedal to the produce and get hopping!

2-4pm - Wyrmspan
Excavate a hidden labyrinth and entice dragons of all shapes & sizes to roost in your caves. 

3-4pm - R&R Games
Did you know that R&R Games published the evergreen-game Hanabi? Try more of their hits!

3-4pm - Harvest Hoppers with Joel Sparks
Deliver fresh produce from your local farmer’s co-op in the delightfully delicious dispatch game of Harvest Hoppers. As bike couriers for your local farmers, you will deliver pumpkins, corn, mushrooms, and more to the cozy restaurants and cafés of Greenbranch in the Verdant Isles. So put the pedal to the produce and get hopping!

4-5pm - R&R Games
Did you know that R&R Games published the evergreen-game Hanabi? Try more of their hits!

4-6pm - Expeditions
Venture to the dangerous north in this tile-exploration sequel to Scythe.

4-5pm - Oceans with Dominic Crapuchettes, CEO and Designer, North Star Games
In this engine-builder, you’ll create aquatic species and adapt them to an ever-changing ecosystem.

5-6pm - Oceans with Dominic Crapuchettes, CEO and Designer, North Star Games
In this engine-builder, you’ll create aquatic species and adapt them to an ever-changing ecosystem.

6-8pm - Lost Ruins of Arnak
Deckbuilding and worker placement in a game of resource management, and discovery!

7-10pm - Social Deduction Evening (Coup, Sheriff of Nottingham, We’re Doomed, The Resistance)
Learn Coup, Sheriff of Nottingham, We’re Doomed, or The Resistance. You’ll need to bluff and, sometimes, outright lie!

Friday CCGs & TCGs

All Day - Command Zone: Casual Commander
No registration necessary!
Grab a seat and join a pod, where the focus is on fun, social, casual play – not wins or losses. You’ll earn prize tickets to use at our Prize Wall, simply for participating!

1-4pm - Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering
Experts will teach you everything from the game’s fundamentals like casting spells and summoning creatures to basic strategy and deck-building advice. You’ll even shuffle-up, draw, and battle! Labyrinth Games & Puzzles will lend you cards to use while you learn!

2-4pm - Learn to Play Pokémon
Join us to learn how to be a Pokémon Trainer! We’ll teach you the rules of the game and how to master the adorable creatures of the Pokémon universe. Labyrinth Games & Puzzles will lend you cards to use while you learn!

2-6pm - Magic: The Gathering Murders at Karlov Manor Draft
Get ready for a murderously good time! Draft 3 packs of Murders at Karlov Manor, the crime-solving set based in Ravnica. Then, dive into a traditional 3-round swiss tournament where every win unlocks more prize tickets for you to splurge with at our incredible Prize Wall! 

3-7pm - Learn to Play Star Wars: Unlimited
Unleash your inner Jedi or Sith! Come learn the brand-new Star Wars: Unlimited trading card game! We’ll teach you how to fill your deck with iconic characters, command starships, and then settle debates like: Wookiee v. Sith, who will dominate?! 

4-8pm - Learn to Play Disney Lorcana
Let us teach you all about Lorcana! Learn to play as an “Illumineer” who wields magical ink (cards) of beloved Disney characters and builds teams (decks) to race other Illumineers for lore! Labyrinth Games & Puzzles will lend you cards to use while you learn!

5-9pm - Pokémon Gym Leader Challenge Tournament
Gear up for the ultimate Pokémon challenge! You know the Pokémon TCG rules, so put your skills to the test against other skilled Trainers. Victory means a chance to win exclusive prizes!

7-10pm - Universes Beyond: Fallout Commander Launch Party
Explore the post-nuclear world of Fallout! Grab your spot in a 4-person pod for casual, fun play. Your entry fee includes a Commander deck from the set, but you can bring other unaltered decks from the set to try out as well. The first 20 arrivals each day will get a mystery promo card! And, you'll earn prize tickets for our Prize Wall!

Friday RPGs

1:30-5pm - Vampire the Masquerade
Play as "gothic-punk" vampires, known as the "Kindred." Manage night-to-night struggles!

2-5pm - Intro to Dungeons & Dragons
Experience the thrill of a one-part encounter in the world’s most famous role-playing game, taught by an expert.

2-5pm - Wanderhome
Wanderhome is a pastoral fantasy role-playing game about traveling animal-folk, the world they inhabit, and the way the seasons change. It is a game filled with grassy fields, mossy shrines, herds of chubby bumblebees, opossums in sundresses, salamanders with suspenders, starry night skies, and the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine.

2-5pm - Avatar: Legends
Go on an adventure focused on growth and the bonds between friends.

2:30-5:30pm - Intro to Dungeons & Dragons
Experience the thrill of a one-part encounter in the world’s most famous role-playing game, taught by an expert.

3-6:30pm - D&D: The Many Mysteries of the Skinned Cat Tavern
From giant owlbears to pirate ships, the tavern holds many secrets. 

3-6:30pm - Swords of the Serpentine
Swords of the Serpentine is a sword & sorcery game of daring heroism, sly politics, and bloody savagery, set in a fantasy city rife with skullduggery and death. The rules adapt the GUMSHOE investigative roleplaying system to create a fantasy RPG with a focus on high-action roleplaying and investigation inspired by the stories of Fritz Leiber, Terry Pratchett, Robert E. Howard, and others.

4-6pm - Call of Cthulhu (Mature Content)
Venture into H.P. Lovecraft's dark version of our world!

5-9pm - Pathfinder: The Year of Unfettered Exploration
In this introduction, experience the Pathfinder world.

6-8pm - Intro to Dungeons & Dragons (16+)
Experience the thrill of a one-part encounter in the world’s most famous role-playing game, taught by an expert.

6-10pm - DCC Horror #5 - Creep, Skrag, Creep!
The ship is adrift and a crew is dead. When the passengers of the Star of Nostro awaken, drugged and bound, and discover the crew is missing, a desperate race for survival begins. The vessel was meant to transport your group of humble villagers to a brighter future. It is now a coffin ship filled with mysterious deaths, dark plots, and a stalking horror which will not stop until it has feasted on every last soul. Will your characters' ingenuity be quick enough to find a means to survive, or will you too fall victim to what creeps in the shadows? 

6-10pm - Vampire the Masquerade
Play as "gothic-punk" vampires, known as the "Kindred." Manage night-to-night struggles!

6-9pm - Good Society
Collaborate to capture the heart of Jane Austen’s work: formal estates, grand balls, sly glances, and more.

6-9pm - D&D: The Lonely Tower
Explore the secrets of the lonely tower of Roseward and its… curse!

6-10pm - D&D: Tomb of Horrors
Encounter tricks and traps while trying to get into a wizard’s crypt.

6-10pm - Alien
Horror in the cold darkness of space. Stay alive, if you can…

7-9pm - Call of Cthulhu (Mature Content)
Venture into H.P. Lovecraft's dark version of our world!

7-10pm - Pathfinder: Equal Exchanges – Necessary Introductions
Experience an adventure in the Pathfinder world.

7-10pm - Intro to Dungeons & Dragons
Experience the thrill of a one-part encounter in the world’s most famous role-playing game, taught by an expert.