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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What’s the Deal with Unpub 5?
Apr17

What’s the Deal with Unpub 5?

There isn’t a day that goes by where I am not asked about Unpub 5. Will there be one? When will it be? Where will it be? Why the hold-up on announcing? With that said I totally understand, and appreciate, your enthusiasm and excitement for the next Unpub- in fact I welcome the questions. I don’t, however, want to leave you all in the dark. So let’s tackle these questions as they stand now, shall we? Will there be an Unpub 5? Yes Virginia, there is an Unpub 5. No, that is NOT a hint of where it is… but you can tell yourself it is if it makes you happier. 🙂 When will it be? Sadly, this is a bit difficult to answer at the moment. I can say, with almost 80% certainty that it will be in January (like all previous Unpubs). See below for more details on this. Where will it be? This is harder to say as every time we have gotten close to signing on the dotted line, the proverbial rug has been pulled out from under us. We are looking in 2 cities at the moment, one far more than the other. Why the hold-up on announcing? We thought we had a place locked down, only to see an insane price point for rental. So that was a no go. Then a better place came along, with a better price, but then became booked the weekend we were requesting (Martin Luther King weekend). So we requested 2 other weekends, and we are now in standstill as we wait to hear back from them. I will say this, they are being helpful and supportive… slow, but  helpful and supportive. I didn’t want to announce it in the past, and I am happy that I did not, as I didn’t want to recant locations, webpages, advertising, etc. I am waiting until we have a signed on the dotted line and everything is final. I am hoping it is soon… but as I stated they are busy and therefore tend to be slow in responding. Stephanie Straw is doing the leg work on this, and is doing an AMAZING job. She does large scale event planning for a living, so she is ensuring we get everything we need at a great rate. Unpub 5’s future would truly be an enigma without her help. This isn’t a request to ask her about Unpub 5, cause she won’t tell anyone anything (as I have asked her). So if you have questions, shoot them to me. Steph is working hard to finalize it all, and once that is done then (and only...

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BGG Con ProtoZone
Nov22

BGG Con ProtoZone

Going to BGGCon? Unpub will be at full force this year at BGG Con. We have taken over the space formerly known as ProtoAlley and will be running play tests on Friday & Saturday (Nov. 22 & 23) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. So join us in the Developers Room and play test tomorrow’s next big game. Note: BGG is sold out but if you are already attending the convention then signing up for the Unpub ProtoZone is free. It is also free to anyone attending the convention. Play new games such as: Compounded – Unnamed Expansion by Darrell Louder Holiday Wars: Slugfest by Scott King New Bedford by Nathaniel Levan Epic Resort by Ben Harkins CardShift Series by Matt Wolfe Duels of Power by Billy Chambers Bug Catastrophe by John Warfield The Networks: TV from Public Access to Prime Time by Gil Hova Pioneers by Billy Chambers Breaking News – Through the Generations by Norv Brooks Aloha – the Spirit of Hawaii: Steam Expansion by Norv Brooks Lagoon by David Chott Kaiju Rising by Jason Smith A Royal Bastard by Val Teixeira Suit Up by Val Teixeira Mow Money by Matt Saunders Knot Dice by Matthew O’Malley Wealth by Matt Wolfe The King’s Armory by John Wrot Bountytown by Kyle Van Winkle & Michael Huven-Moore Farspace Frontiers by Kyle Gabhart & David Stern HOST by Matthew Robinson Gold West by J. Alex Kevern Souvenirs by Candy Weber Dragon’s Gamble by John Clair Noah by Martin Burdick Tower Builders by Martin Burdick Edge of Space by Matthew O’Malley Interstate Trucking by Souvenirs Rules.pdf GAME DESIGNERS Are you a designer wanting to playtest and show off your latest work? Are you attending BGG Con? If you have answered yes to both then register your game today to claim table space! Game Registration...

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Euro Quest
Nov13

Euro Quest

EuroQuest is a unique blend of tournaments and open gaming, providing a competitive forum for the play of popular “European” style boardgames in an in-depth format not available elsewhere. All tournaments provide multiple opportunities to compete in the same game. EuroQuest offers a wide variety of activities for the non-tournament gamer, including prize drawings, designated open gaming space with access to the GCOM games library, new game demos (including some hot new releases from Essen and the United States), demos of new games and prototypes by game designers, and more. Check for details on the EQ Presents page, which will be updated regularly right up until the week before the...

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Unpub Mini West Chester
Nov09

Unpub Mini West Chester

Held at Games Keep in West Chester, PA. This is a collection of game designers from the greater Philadelphia area. What is an Unpub Mini? It’s a day event where local tabletop game designers gather and bring prototypes that need people to play-testing. The event is free and open to the public so that anyone interested can come play-test games and provide valuable feedback to the designers. Games set to appear at this event: Attack on Wolford by Joe Stanziano Pilatch by Ethan Martin Knock 3 Times by Bonnie Neubauer Kingship by Kevin Kulp Hollow Cell by Garrett Herdter Monster City Planners by Gary Dahl GAME DESIGNERS Are you a designer wanting to playtest and show off your latest work? Are you attending this event? If you have answered yes to both then register your game today to claim table space! Game Registration...

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Unpub Mini Sacramento
Oct19

Unpub Mini Sacramento

This is a collection of game designers from the greater Sacramento area.  Some of the designers participating have run successful Kickstarters such as Baldrich’s Tomb and Dragon Caster. What is an Unpub Mini?  It’s a day event where local tabletop game designers gather and bring prototypes that need people to play-testing.  The event is free and open to the public so that anyone interested can come play-test games and provide valuable feedback to the designers. RSVP TODAY Games set to appear at Unpub Mini Sacramento: Dark Disciples by Sarah and Will Reed BOLT by Sarah and Will Reed Manifestations by Sarah and Will Reed Flipped by Grant Rodiek Sol Rising by Grant Rodiek Village Defenders by Spenser Coke Ghosts Love Candy by Danny Devine Mob Town by Danny Devine Warp Effect by Dan Hull The Will to Power by Peter Ingebretson Stolen by Sarah and Will Reed Snail Invasion! by Kell Brigan Cypher by Cody Parcell Caucus by Nolan Fleming GAME DESIGNERS Are you a designer wanting to playtest and show off your latest work? Are you attending this Unpub Mini? If you have answered yes to both then register your game today to claim table space! Game Registration...

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