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Tampa Bay Comic Con – Game Cave Event Details

TBCC

Welcome to Tampa Bay Comic Con and The Game Cave, Presented by Armada Games, Sponsored by Calliope Games, Slugfest Games, and Cheapass Games!

We will be hosting a large number of events throughout the weekend. Our goal is to introduce friends and families to the awesome Hobby of Gaming, whether it is board games, miniatures, Role-Playing, or card games. We encourage families to set up a gaming night, that one night each week or month where it is time to unplug from the digital world (mostly) and spend time together. Our specialty is Games that Bring People Together.

So here is a list of games and events we will be running at Tampa Bay Comic Con 2016!

Board GamesCalliope Gold Logo TSP

We will have numerous board games available for playing all weekend. Each of these games can be checked out at any time for a $2 fee and a picture ID. Throughout the weekend we will be featuring many of these games; the underlined games below will be featured at some point over the weekend. At these times, there is no fee to play the game and we will have a board game expert to help you play.

12 Days, Code Names, Concept, Crappy Birthday, Dixit, Fluxx, FUSE, Gravwell, Happy Birthday, Happy Salmon, Ingenious, Kitty Paw, Kodama, Lord of the Fries, Niya, No Thanks, Patchwork, QwirSFG LOGO ON WHITE 600 wide TSPkle, Red Dragon Inn, Ricochet Robots, Roll for it! ,Skull, Smash Up, Splendor, Takenodo, The Bloody Inn, Thieves, TimeLine, Tokaido, Tsuro, Tsuro of the Sea, Ugh, World’s Fair 1893, X-Com

Games in the library have a run time of 15 minutes to 1 hour. Cheapass Games TSP

Dungeons and Dragons

Friday – 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm – 6 players per session.
Saturday – 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm – 12 players per session.
Sunday – 11 am, 2 pm – 12 players per session.

Welcome to Role-Playing Games (RPGs). We will be running Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Introductory Modules throughout the weekend. These are great for players new to RPGs or experienced players who would like to try the current edition of Dungeons and Dragons. We will have pregenerated characters for each player to play and our very knowledgeable Dungeon Masters will be happy to show you the ropes!

Each session will take about 1.5 hours.

Magic: the Gathering

Magic: the Gathering (MtG) is the longest running Collectable Card Game. We will be running a wide variety of events for MtG throughout the weekend. These events are intended for both beginner players and experienced players alike.

Learn the Game events. FREE.

Friday 2 pm, 8 pm
Saturday – Noon, 8 pm
Sunday – 10 am, 3 pm
Each participant will receive a demo deck and be shown the basics of how to play magic, an over view on rules, and procedures. You will learn how to read the parts of the card, how turns work, and basic information about ways to play the game.
Duration of Learn the Game are 2 hour. Each participant should take about a half hour and we can seat 6 people at a time.

Iron Man Commander Pods – $10 entry.

Pods fire every hour, on the hour until the last hour of each day.
Format: Commander
What you need: 1 Commander Deck
Each player will receive 1 Eldritch Moon Booster to keep and 1 Eldritch Moon booster for their bounty. When you eliminate a player, you collect their Bounty Booster. Winner of the game keeps their Bounty Booster and receives $10 Vendor Credit. We will seat 4 players at each table and have 24 seats available each session.

Flash! Booster Drafts – $15 entry.

Pods fire every hour, on the hour until the last hour of each day.
Format: Eldritch Moon Draft
Each player will receive 2 boosters of Eldritch Moon and 1 booster of Shadows over Innistrad. After drafting, players will be paired based on seating and play a single round. The winner of that round will receive 3 Booster packs of Eldritch Moon. We will begin events in multiples of 8 players.

Quicksilver Eldritch Moon Post-Release – $30 entry, 20 seats available.

Friday 6 pm
Format: Eldritch Moon Prerelease Sealed Packs
Each player will receive an Eldritch Moon Prerelease package containing 4 boosters of Eldritch Moon and 2 boosters of Shadows over Innistrad to build a 40 card deck. Players will play 2 rounds. Win both rounds and win 4 boosters of Eldritch Moon. Win one round and win 2 boosters of Eldritch Moon. Duration 3 hours.

Gambit Sealed Event – $25, 24 seats available.

Saturday 9 am
Format: Sealed
Each player receives 1 booster each of Dragons of Tarkir, Magic Origins, Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, and Eldritch to build a 40 card deck. Players will play 2 rounds. Win both rounds and win 4 boosters of Eldritch Moon. Win one round and win 2 boosters of Eldritch Moon. Duration 2.5 hours.

Apocalypse 2HD Giant Box Sealed – $60 per player, 2 players per team, 24 seats available.

Saturday 3 pm
Format: 2 Headed Giant Sealed
Each team will receive a sealed booster box of Shadows over Innistrad to build 2 40 card decks. Players will play 2 rounds. Win both rounds and win 4 boosters of Eldritch Moon per player. Win one round and win 2 boosters of Eldritch Moon per player. Duration 2.5 hours.

Superman Starter Deck Challenge – $20, 20 seats available.

Sunday 9 am
Format: Modified Limited
Each player gets a random starter deck and modify it with only the 2 booster packs in the deck and basic lands. Players will play 2 rounds. Win both rounds and win 4 boosters of Eldritch Moon per player. Win one round and win 2 boosters of Eldritch Moon per player. Duration 2.5 hours.

Giant Tsuro

Friday Noon & every other hour after
Saturday 8 am & every other hour after
Sunday 10 am & every other hour after

Tsuro is the Game of the Path! One of our sponsors, Calliope Games, has sent us a giant version of the popular board game to play. In Giant Tsuro, you are the piece. Place tiles in front of yourself while trying to avoid the other pieces or send them off the board. The last person on the board wins. Win a game and get your #VictoryPose posted to Twitter!

Guild Ball

Friday 3 pm & 7 pm
Saturday Noon, 3 pm, 8 pm

Guild Ball is a Hobby Miniatures game of Mob Football (that is the British Football, aka Soccer.) In Guild Ball, you take on the role of a coach for one of the 9 Guilds and try to out run and gun your opponents to victory. Eliminating other players and scoring goals are both paths to victory and each Guild does both in very different ways.

Duration 2 hours. Demos should take about a half hour.

Warmachine

Constant Demos being run all weekend.

Gather your troops and giant robots! Warmachine is a Hobby Miniatures game where you set your Warcaster against that of your opponent and see who wins. You can win by either eliminating your opponent’s Warcaster (Leader) or by Scenario. There are Six factions in Warmachine, each approaching the game slightly differently.

Duration 2 hours. Demos should take about a half hour.

Werewolf

Friday 1 pm, every 2 hours after – 20 players per game, $1 per player per game
Saturday 9 am, every 2 hours after – 20 players per game, $1 per player per game
Sunday 10 am, every 2 hours after – 20 players per game, $1 per player per game

Welcome to Werewolf, a team hidden identity game where it is all about how well you can play some politics, thankfully the village does not need a President this year… Each player will get a randomized role each game. You could be a villager (a normal good person), a werewolf (the evil ones), a Hunter (good guy with a bow, looking for wolves), or a Seer (trying to find the Wolves). If all of the Werewolves are eliminated prior to the timer running out, the Villagers win. Otherwise, the Wolves rule the village!

Each session will be 3 games, each with a 25 minute timer and a short break.

X-Wing

Constant Demos being run all weekend.

Calling Squadron Leaders! Star Wars: X-Wing is a miniatures game set in the Star Wars Universe. Assemble your squad of Rebels, Imperials, or Mercenaries and out fly your opponent. Iconic ships, such as the Millennium Falcon, Slave1, X-Wings, and TIE Fighters, come assembled and painted and ready to play.

Demos take 15 minutes.

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