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Unpub 5 Numbers
Mar19

Unpub 5 Numbers

http://unpub.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Unpub-5-Numbers-1.m4v A video presentation put together to give the numbers of Unpub 5, as well as some additional new information. Special thanks to AdMagic and Panda Game...

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Unpub Poland
Mar19

Unpub Poland

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PAX East 2015
Feb26

PAX East 2015

Unpub is back at PAX East 2015 in beautiful (and cold) Boston, Massachusetts! Unpub will be located in the Table Top area at booth #C601! We have 7 tables available for the convention and will be splitting those up into 4 hour slots. So if you would like to come and participate as a designer, sign up now for your day/time! If you’d like to participate as a play tester, designer table shifts mean you have twice the games on a daily basis! So stop by and play play play! So designers, you want in on the PAX East action? Then you know what to do:   About PAX In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows… so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the culture and community that is gaming. [READ...

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Unpub 5
Oct06

Unpub 5

So, another post about Unpub 5? More tricks? More mind games? No. No more teases, no more tricks, just the facts. Unpub 5’s location, date, and more is now finalized. While we continue to work on the schedule, here is the information you have been begging to have since Unpub 4. WHERE & WHEN Unpub staffer, Stephanie Straw, has worked tirelessly (since the final day of Unpub 4) to secure a new home for the Unpub Program. Her due diligence has paid off in spades as she has secured the optimal venue for us, the Baltimore Convention Center. This venue will give us plenty of room to grow over the foreseeable future. Unpub 5 February 6-8, 2015 Baltimore Convention Center 1 W Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21201   SPECIAL GUEST UNPUB is incredibly excited to have famous game designer, Richard Launius join us for Unpub 5! In 1986, Richard’s original Arkham Horror board game design won the Origins HG Wells Best Science Fiction Board Game Award. In 2005 Richard teamed up with Kevin Wilson to redesign the Fantasy Flight Games publication of Arkham Horror, and worked with Kevin and Fantasy Flight Games on several expansions. Since then Richard has gone on to publish the epic fantasy cooperative game Defenders of the Realm with Eagle Games, as well as the Dragon and 3 Heroes expansions. Richard and Kevin Wilson teamed up again to design Elder Sign, another cooperative adventure game set in the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft published by FFG. Also among Richard’s more recent publications are; Season of the Witch, and expansion adventure for Mansions of Madness by FFG, and Dragon Rampage, a competitive fantasy game by Eagle Games. Other games in process of publication include Ace Detective, a story-telling game of Detective Noir in the 1940s from 8th Summit Games, Defenders of the Realm: Battlefields, a strategic competitive fantasy battle game from Eagle Games, Pirates VS Dinosaurs, a swashbuckling adventure game from Jolly Rogers Games, and Run, Fight, or Die! a zombie dice game from Lock N Load to name a few. Richard will be joining us all weekend for discussions, games, feedback, and more!   SCHEDULE Schedule details are still being finalized, until they are here is the basic day-to-day event schedule of what to expect. Friday, February 6 Friday kicks off play testing with an all-day DESIGNER ONLY event. A time to play each other’s designs ad learn from industry professionals before the general public hits the tables on Saturday & Sunday. Saturday, February 7 Public playtesting and open gaming Sunday, February 8 Public playtesting and open gaming   HOTEL Hotels in Baltimore are hard to come...

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Unpub on KickStarter!
Jul07

Unpub on KickStarter!

Unpub is now on KickStarter seeking funding for Unpub 5 and to help aid the entire Unpub Network! CHECK IT OUT! Why KickStarter? Many people know that Unpub has traditionally been funded, in part, by sales of tables at previous Unpub functions and sponsorships by various businesses or publishers. Unfortunately, while helpful, these were not enough to completely fund the event and the large majority of the expenses were paid from the personal pockets of those running it. By moving to a larger venue (The Baltimore Convention Center) that is also close in proximity to Baltimore, Washington DC and BWI International airport, Unpub will have the opportunity for more playtesters, designers and even more publisher participation. With a great location also comes the great responsibility of ensuring that the event venue is completely taken care of for our designers and playtesters. In an attempt to help Unpub break even, the main goal is to fund Unpub 5 and to pay for the venue, but also to include a secondary goal to help fund Unpub appearances at major cons such as PAX, BGG Con, GenCon, GrandCon, and more. The main goal of Unpub is to ensure designers receive our support, but many of the invitations to these major cons were regretfully declined due to a lack of funds to send an Unpub representative or designer there. Unpub’s goal is to make sure our designers are at the forefront of these cons by ensuring the presence of the Unpub organization in order to run a smooth event. The goal is of this campaign is to cover costs for the Unpub 5 venue, event insurance, marketing and materials. Each additional dollar contributed will help ensure Unpub can travel to conventions that have extended an official invitation. CHECK IT...

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