Department of Fun: 2017!

ICC Room 143 at Gen Con 2017 -- Open All Weekend! [Booth: 243 in Expo Hall]

Gen Con is full of two things: Gamers and games. And we're doing the difficult work of bringing the two together! We have acquired ownership of room 143 (across from the Expo hall) for this task. We're always looking for more Fun volunteers, and we've got hotel (attached!) and badges available for people who work more than 20 hours over the weekend. If you're interested, contact chris@asmadigames.com!

Our event room is carpeted, has nearby water, is not anyplace near as loud as the Expo Hall, and is full of our excellent demo staff. It is a fun and calm environment, so you should join us for fun gaming adventures.

You should come demo games for us!

Below is a list of the events we'll be running, with helpful links to the event in the Gen Con system if you want to sign up, and how full each event is. Click on the date/time to go to the event on the GenCon website (will open in a new tab). Event registration is open, and some events filled up fast! We may have standby slots or no-shows, so feel free to check in at our HQ in ICC 143 (right next to the Expo Hall) to see if there are openings. We also have open gaming without teachers from 6PM to 10PM each night during the show.

Event Listing

1001 Odysseys: Amele's Hatastrophe ($2, 1.5 Hours)

Join humanity in exploring a new sector of the galaxy, full of fascinating aliens. A co-op space adventure, with a narrative story arc spanning many sessions. Try sample missions here!

1001 Odysseys is one of Asmadi Games upcoming titles for 2018 -- a multi-game co-op narrative adventure. Humanity has reached the stars, and their first foray into the great unknown places them in a sector of the galaxy full of fascinatingly weird aliens. Every time you play, you'll complete missions that advance the storyline and continue your exploration of the planets, characters, and locations that form the Odysseys universe. Your progress will be tracked in a little booklet called your Passport, indicating which cards and pages in the location book your crew has unlocked. Completing the entire season will take around 15 sessions. In this special preview, we'll show you a sample mission (there are 1001 Odysseys events for two such missions). Odysseys will be on Kickstarter later in 2017. If you joined us in past years, come see how the game has evolved and grown!

Thursday, 11 AM [4/4] (FULL)
Thursday, 1 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Thursday, 3 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Thursday, 5 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 11 AM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 1 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 3 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 5 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 11 AM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 1 PM [1/4]
Saturday, 3 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 5 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Sunday, 11 AM [4/4] (FULL)

1001 Odysseys: Don't Throw Away the Stowaway ($2, 1.5 Hours)

Join humanity in exploring a new sector of the galaxy, full of fascinating aliens. A co-op space adventure, with a narrative story arc spanning many sessions. Try sample missions here!

1001 Odysseys is one of Asmadi Games upcoming titles for 2018 -- a multi-game co-op narrative adventure. Humanity has reached the stars, and their first foray into the great unknown places them in a sector of the galaxy full of fascinatingly weird aliens. Every time you play, you'll complete missions that advance the storyline and continue your exploration of the planets, characters, and locations that form the Odysseys universe. Your progress will be tracked in a little booklet called your Passport, indicating which cards and pages in the location book your crew has unlocked. Completing the entire season will take around 15 sessions. In this special preview, we'll show you a sample mission (there are 1001 Odysseys events for two such missions). Odysseys will be on Kickstarter later in 2017. If you joined us in past years, come see how the game has evolved and grown!

Thursday, 12 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Thursday, 2 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Thursday, 4 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 12 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 2 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 4 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 12 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 2 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 4 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Sunday, 12 PM [4/4] (FULL)

Innovation Deluxe: Learn to Play ($2, 2.0 Hours)

A card game journey through the inventions, ideas, & innovations of humanity. Try the brand new 3rd edition of the 2010 BoardGameGeek Card Game of the Year & then dabble with expansions!

Innovation's new Third Edition comes in a more compact box, and has a number of balance changes and updates from earlier versions. In addition, it has a fresh new graphical design upgrade, with a latticework that connects splayed cards. If you haven't learned the game, we will be teaching it at the beginning of the session. Players will be split into 2 or 3 player games, and there should be enough time you to play more than once. Second games will include expansions if you're up for it!

Thursday, 10 AM [4/4] (FULL)
Thursday, 12 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Thursday, 2 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Thursday, 4 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 10 AM [3/4]
Friday, 12 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 2 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 4 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 10 AM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 12 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 2 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 4 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Sunday, 10 AM [4/4] (FULL)
Sunday, 12 PM [4/4] (FULL)

Iron Game Designer ($8, 3.0 Hours)

Can YOU design a game in an hour? We provide the pieces, players, & secret ingredient. Teams of 4 make the best game they can.

We have assembled enough identical game parts kits for all the teams in the event, with some special and awesome surprises inside. For the first part of the event, teams will create a brand new game out of all the compoents within, with some thematic direction from the special ingredients. After that, each team will present their new game idea to the rest of the group in 3 minute pitches, possibly showing off some of the gameplay. The room will stay open after for people to hang around, discuss their games, and try out the other prototypes!

Friday, 7 PM [48/48] (FULL)

Mottainai - Wutai Mountain: Learn to Play ($2, 2.0 Hours)

Try out the expansion to Carl Chudyk's classic, introducing Om works, which can have cards tucked underneath them for various effects.

Thursday, 11 AM [0/4]
Thursday, 1 PM [0/4]
Thursday, 3 PM [2/4]
Friday, 11 AM [3/4]
Friday, 1 PM [1/4]
Friday, 3 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 11 AM [3/4]
Saturday, 1 PM [3/4]
Saturday, 3 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Sunday, 11 AM [2/4]

One Deck Dungeon - Forest of Shadows: Learn to Play ($2, 2.0 Hours)

A solo or co-op dungeon delve inspired by roguelike games. Descend as deep as you can - maybe even make it to the boss! This is a stand-alone expansion.

One Deck Dungeon is a 1-2 player roguelike dungeon delve using just cards and dice. A game only takes 30-60 minutes, so we'll let you try a couple dungeon runs during the event. Before starting, we'll bring everyone over to Dungeon School to teach you all how to play. Choose between five heroes, and five different dungeons (each with its own boss) to conquer. Each card in the deck represents both an encounter (a combat, or a peril) and its potential loot -- an item, skill, or XP. Each piece of loot will give you more dice to roll, and more skills that use them for interesting effects. One Deck Dungeon is easy to learn, and great fun. This event is for Forest of Shadows, the first expansion to One Deck Dungeon. No previous experience with the game is required, as it is a stand-alone expansion. We're also running events for the original base game.

Thursday, 11 AM [10/10] (FULL)
Thursday, 1 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Thursday, 3 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Thursday, 5 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Friday, 11 AM [10/10] (FULL)
Friday, 1 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Friday, 3 PM [9/10]
Friday, 5 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Saturday, 11 AM [10/10] (FULL)
Saturday, 1 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Saturday, 3 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Saturday, 5 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Sunday, 11 AM [10/10] (FULL)

One Deck Dungeon: Learn to Play ($2, 2.0 Hours)

A solo or co-op dungeon delve inspired by roguelike games. Descend as deep as you can - maybe even make it to the boss! Start with Dungeon School, where we will teach you how to play.

One Deck Dungeon is a 1-2 player roguelike dungeon delve using just cards and dice. A game only takes 30-60 minutes, so we'll let you try a couple dungeon runs during the event. Before starting, we'll bring everyone over to Dungeon School to teach you all how to play. Choose between five heroes, and five different dungeons (each with its own boss) to conquer. Each card in the deck represents both an encounter (a combat, or a peril) and its potential loot -- an item, skill, or XP. Each piece of loot will give you more dice to roll, and more skills that use them for interesting effects. One Deck Dungeon is easy to learn, and great fun. This event is for the original One Deck Dungeon. We're also running separate events for One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows, the first expansion for the game!

Thursday, 10 AM [10/10] (FULL)
Thursday, 12 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Thursday, 2 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Thursday, 4 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Friday, 10 AM [10/10] (FULL)
Friday, 12 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Friday, 2 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Friday, 4 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Saturday, 10 AM [10/10] (FULL)
Saturday, 12 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Saturday, 2 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Saturday, 4 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Sunday, 10 AM [10/10] (FULL)
Sunday, 12 PM [10/10] (FULL)

Phoenix Syndicate: Learn to Play ($2, 2.0 Hours)

A 3X (no combat) game where you expand your syndicate's influence across the galaxy. Place agents on worlds, execute schemes, & exploit star systems for their resources!

Whispers across the galaxy speak of the Phoenix Syndicate, a criminal organization with eyes and ears everywhere... even in the government offices on the most remote outpost worlds. But unchecked greed has caused the old order to lose its fire, and what once was a powerful network has crumbled under its own weight. It is time for a new organization to rise from the ashes of the old, making a tidy profit along the way. If you scheme well enough and build a network that spans the galaxy, perhaps your fledgeling syndicate will soon bear the name Phoenix. Phoenix Syndicate is a 2-5 player game of networking, resource management, and action selection.

Thursday, 10 AM [8/8] (FULL)
Thursday, 12 PM [1/8]
Thursday, 2 PM [6/8]
Thursday, 4 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Friday, 10 AM [7/8]
Friday, 12 PM [2/8]
Friday, 2 PM [7/8]
Friday, 4 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Saturday, 10 AM [8/8] (FULL)
Saturday, 12 PM [7/8]
Saturday, 2 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Saturday, 4 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Sunday, 10 AM [8/8] (FULL)
Sunday, 12 PM [6/8]

Ridiculympics ($6, 2.0 Hours)

A legendary event of all variety of games & fun. Shenanigans are guaranteed. Silliness is ensured. Victory is - bananariffic. Everyone gets a crown, though.

Expect random! The Ridiculympics will involve any number of exciting mental, physical, and supernatural challenges, all of which are designed for optimal silly value. Run by the illustrious Grand Banana Kat, you will be send on group quests and competitive adventures, all culminating in a ...well, let's not give it away.

Thursday, 7 PM [28/32]