Note: If you are interested in running games at MidSouthCon, Check out our Running Games Page
About half the people who attend MidSouthCon come to play games, making it the area’s largest gaming convention. At MSC 35, gamers played nearly 100 RPGs, almost 1000 board games, multiple LARPS and social games, plus miniatures, CCGs and video games throughout the weekend.
This year we have numerous board game tournaments and special events, including several Tennessee State Championships hosted by Double Exposure Inc. Last year, there was a Pandemic Tournament, DEX games, and Coconuts. The winners of these all took home some awesome prizes.
Pathfinder Society and other Living Games
You can pre-register for the Pathfinder Society and the other Living Role Playing Games are run by FORGE. You will be able to pre-register for these on the Warhorn website. A link will be posted here when the schedule goes live.
We will give out over $1000 worth of prizes in our Gamers Raffle! Every scheduled game you sign up for and every library game you check out gives you a chance to win an amazing prize. Our Gamer’s Raffle runs all weekend in scheduled flights featuring a wide variety of games and gear that cover a variety of geekdoms and feature something for every gamer.
Play a game and get a chance to win it! Last year we will had about 75 Play-to-Win games. Every year these games change. We expect to see some exciting options this year.
Our board games lending library has hundreds of games for you to play throughout the weekend. Plus, in addition to the tournaments and Pandemic Survival events, there will be numerous scheduled board games for you to enjoy.
Role Playing Games
In the past, Game Masters have signed up to run such games as 5E Dungeon & Dragons, D&D 3.5, Castles and Crusades, Pathfinder, Paranoia, SagaBorn, Champions 5th ed., Feng Shui, Cyberpunk 2020, Better Angels, Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition, Fate Accelerated, Savage Worlds, 7th Sea, Blood of Heros, Pugmire, etc.
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.
From galactic battles to small unit tactics, MidSouthCon has seen a lot of different scenarios played out. We have previously had Star Wars Miniatures, Bolt Action, Frostgrave, Battletech, Ogre Designer’s Edition, Guild Ball, HEROCLIX, and more!
Each year we have had various LARPS (Live Action Role Play) run over the weekend, including one large Vampire the Masquerade event Saturday night. This year’s VtM game is being hosted by Riverside Opera. For more information on how to get involved with this game, check out their Facebook Community Page.
Throughout the weekend, we’ll be running social games, including convention favorites like Are You A Werewolf? (now with prizes) and Two Rooms and A Boom and, for the adults, Cards Against Humanity. MSC 35 also held several flights of the social deduction game Secret Hitler.
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 with prizes, as well as open play.
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 1:30pm)
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 35, we will be making specific announcements via Facebook at our Facebook Gaming Page
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.