A small contingent of Tabletop Game Designers Australia (TGDA) members will be converging on Cancon 2015 to demonstrate the latest offerings from the group. Some of the games that visitors will be able to play include COGZ by Wesley Lamont, El Luchador Fantastico Grande by Al Caynes, MONSTROUS by Kim Brebach and Ragnaroll by Jason Kotzur-Yang.
TGDA will be set up at the Games Library. If you don't recognise the 93 Made Games team or anyone else then speak to one of the librarians on the weekend and they'll be able to point you in the right direction.
COGZ is a mad scientist strategy board game set in the steampunk era, where someone has broken the mad professor's chromatic cogtraption! You are a cognizant cogineer trying to repair the broken cogtraption before the professor returns. The other cogineers all seem to think they have the superior cognition needed to rebuild the chromatic device. It’s time to prove you are the true cogineer genius! Hurry! You recognise there isn’t much time to do this incognito before the professor returns with his cog-nac…
El Luchador Fantastico Grande
Inspired by Mexican Lucha Libre Wrestling, El Luchador Fantastico Grande challenges you to become either a hero in the ring, or a villain that teams up with other players and then chair shots them to the face! El Luchador Fantastico Grande is a standalone card and dice tabletop game that challenges players to become Mexican wrestling super-stars. Players compete to see who can outlast and knock out all opponents, or team together in an exciting 2v2 tag-team mode. Are you ready to become the ultimate Luchador Wrestler?
MONSTROUS is a game of gods and monsters, fear and faith, dexterous skills and tactical combos. Players are gods throwing mythical monster cards from their hand onto a shared tableau of ancient Greek locations to gain as much faith as possible. But a strong guiding hand is not enough - cunning use of tactical monster and location powers is the key to gaining the most faith of all the gods, and the favour of Zeus.
Ragnaroll is a game of glory, death and dice. In Ragnaroll, you control a band of Viking warriors, each represented by a custom die, struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic winter. You’ll need to fight to protect your precious food stores, as well as raid your opponents for glory and more food. It’s a harsh winter wonderland, and the last Viking alive wins, unless of course Ragnarok happens first.
Cancon 2015 will be held at Exhibition Park In Canberra in pavilions B and C and the Link building over the Australia Day long weekend (24-26 January). At Cancon you'll be able to show your skill in official tournaments, play upcoming, new and old school games, share your talents in painting competitions, dress to impress at the cosplay events, discover and learn at the painting classes and seminars, empty your wallet at the trader tables and pick up bargains at the bring-and-by stalls.
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