Department of Fun: 2018!

ICC Room 142 at GenCon 2018 -- Open All Weekend! [Booth: TBA 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 142 (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 begins on May 6th, and some events fill up fast!

Event Listing

1001 Odysseys: A Blast from the Chloroplast ($2, 2 Hours)

Join humanity in exploring a new sector of the galaxy, full of fascinating aliens. A co-op adventure game, where your choices determine how each story plays out!

1001 Odysseys is one of Asmadi Games upcoming titles for 2019 -- a collection of space adventures with lots of choices, consequences, and humor. 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. 1001 Odysseys comes with many episode booklets, and each time you play you'll explore new planets, meet new characters, and discover locations and secrets within the game universe. Because each episode tells its own story, you don't need to have the same group of players every time you open the box. Completing the entire "season" will take around 15 sessions. In this special preview, you'll play through an entire sample mission. Odysseys will be on Kickstarter in 2018. If you joined us in past years, come see how the game has evolved and grown!

Thursday, 11 AM [3/8]
Thursday, 12 PM [3/8]
Thursday, 1 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Thursday, 2 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Thursday, 3 PM [7/8]
Thursday, 4 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Friday, 11 AM [8/8] (FULL)
Friday, 12 PM [6/8]
Friday, 1 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Friday, 2 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Friday, 3 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Friday, 4 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Saturday, 11 AM [8/8] (FULL)
Saturday, 12 PM [6/8]
Saturday, 1 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Saturday, 2 PM [7/8]
Saturday, 3 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Saturday, 4 PM [4/8]
Sunday, 11 AM [7/8]
Sunday, 12 PM [7/8]

Iron Game Designer ($8, 3 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 components 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 [32/32] (FULL)

One Deck Dungeon - Forest of Shadows: Learn to Play ($2, 2 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 standalone 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, 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 [4/4] (FULL)
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, 11 AM [4/4] (FULL)

One Deck Dungeon: Learn to Play ($2, 2 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 [8/8] (FULL)
Thursday, 12 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Thursday, 2 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Thursday, 4 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Friday, 10 AM [8/8] (FULL)
Friday, 12 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Friday, 2 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Friday, 4 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Saturday, 10 AM [8/8] (FULL)
Saturday, 12 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Saturday, 2 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Saturday, 4 PM [8/8] (FULL)
Sunday, 11 AM [8/8] (FULL)

One Deck Galaxy: Special Preview ($2, 2 Hours)

Your civilization has reached the stars, and your population is hungry for discovery. Explore, colonize, research - but be sure to build up your strength to be ready for the dangers that await!

One Deck Galaxy is a 1-2 player co-op space civilization-building game using just cards, dice, and tokens. It's inspired by One Deck Dungeon, but is it's own fully separate game. A game lasts 30-60 minutes, so you'll get to play a couple times during this event. You'll get to choose between several different alien civilizations to play, and what foes you may face. Each card in the deck represents both a location in space your civilization has scouted, but also the benefits it could reap by colonizing or studying it. These benefits will grow your ability to roll dice and manipulate them, and help your civilization grow stronger. When the deck runs out, the era advances and your foes become more dangerous. If you're not ready, they may overwhelm you and send your empire into decline before it can become truly great!

Thursday, 11 AM [6/6] (FULL)
Thursday, 1 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Thursday, 3 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Thursday, 5 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Friday, 11 AM [6/6] (FULL)
Friday, 1 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Friday, 3 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Friday, 5 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Saturday, 11 AM [6/6] (FULL)
Saturday, 1 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Saturday, 3 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Saturday, 5 PM [10/10] (FULL)
Sunday, 12 PM [10/10] (FULL)

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

A 3X (no combat) game where you expand your syndicate's influence across the galaxy. Maneuver your agents, 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 2-4 player game of networking, resource management, and action selection.

Thursday, 10 AM [2/4]
Thursday, 11 AM [0/4]
Thursday, 12 PM [1/4]
Thursday, 1 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Thursday, 2 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Thursday, 3 PM [1/4]
Thursday, 4 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 10 AM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 11 AM [1/4]
Friday, 12 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 1 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 2 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 3 PM [4/4] (FULL)
Friday, 4 PM [3/4]
Saturday, 10 AM [3/4]
Saturday, 11 AM [4/4] (FULL)
Saturday, 12 PM [2/4]
Saturday, 1 PM [2/4]
Saturday, 2 PM [1/4]
Saturday, 3 PM [1/4]
Saturday, 4 PM [3/4]
Sunday, 10 AM [3/4]
Sunday, 11 AM [4/4] (FULL)
Sunday, 12 PM [2/4]

Ridiculympics ($6, 2 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 [32/32] (FULL)