Gaming

MidSouthCon Gaming
About half the people who attend MidSouthCon come to play games, making it the area’s largest gaming convention. At MSC 33, gamers played nearly 100 RPGs, 800 board games, multiple LARPS and social games, plus miniatures, CCGs and video games.
We are still planning the details for MidSouthCon 34, but here are some highlights:

 

Giveaways: Gamer’s Raffle & Play-to-Win
Every scheduled game you sign up for and every library game you check out is also a chance to win awesome prizes! Our Gamer’s Raffle runs all weekend in scheduled flights featuring a wide variety of games and gear with something for every gamer. The Play-to-Win table is stocked with old classics and the new hotness by our gaming staff and supporting publishers every year. Just check out any game on the Play-to-Win table and you’re already entered to win a copy. No matter how you choose to play at MSC, you’ve got a chance to win!

 

Board Games
We have will have over 70 scheduled board game events as well as designated free play tables. Our library of board games is curated by the gaming staff and offers hundreds of games, new and old alike, for players to choose from. If that isn’t enough, we also will run tournaments for a variety of tabletop games with prizes for top finishers, including a fan-favorite: Pandemic Survival!

 

Role Playing Games
Our game masters come out in droves to run some of the best RPGs out there, such as Pathfinder (including Pathfinder Society games), D&D 5e, D&D 4e, Fate Accelerated and Core, Savage Worlds, Numenera, Aces & Eights, Adventure Forge, Atomic Robo, Bards, Blood of Heroes, Castles and Crusades, Call of Cthulhu, Deadlands, Doctor Who, Dungeon World, Everyone is John, Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, numerous home-brews, and more!

 

Magic: The Gathering
Calling all planeswalkers! In addition to our usual booster draft and sealed deck events, we are also featuring legacy and pauper cube drafts.
Miniatures
You can expect Bolt Action, HeroClix, Savage Worlds Showdown, and much more!

 

LARPs
We will have multiple LARPs including Vampire: The Masquerade. In previous years, we featured a gamut of games, from live action Call of Cthulhu to The Dresden Files to Mortalus.

 

Social Gaming
Throughout the weekend, we’ll be running convention favorites like Are You A Werewolf? and Two Rooms and A Boom, along with the ever popular Debate of the Dead and, for the adults, Cards Against Humanity.

 

Video Gaming
The video game room has a variety of digital games. Come check out old favorites along with new and popular games and make new friends as you challenge each other with your best moves. Events include several video game tournaments as well as open play.

 

Gaming Hours
Gaming rooms are open the entire weekend beginning 2pm on Friday and closing at 6pm on Sunday. Scheduled games will run in nine sessions, listed below:
• Session 1 (Friday 2:00pm)
• Session 2 (Friday 7:00pm)
• Session 3 (Friday 11:30pm)
• Session 4 (Saturday 9:00am)
• Session 5 (Saturday 2:00pm)
• Session 6 (Saturday 7:00pm)
• Session 7 (Saturday 11:30pm)
• Session 8 (Sunday 9:00am)
• Session 9 (Sunday 2:00pm)
Not all games fit neatly into four hour blocks, so check out the schedule when it becomes available to see when your favorite games will begin.

 

As it gets closer to MidSouthCon 34, we will be making specific announcements via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MidSouthConGaming

 

Still want more? Don’t forget all of our panels! Some of the highlights of the past few Cons have included topics concerning the gaming industry, world building techniques, how to build good characters, discussions on villains, and more. There will also be opportunities to meet our Gaming Guest of Honor, Robert Schwalb, throughout the weekend.

Running Games
If you are interested in running games at MidSouthCon, check out the our Running Games Page