The Pathfinder Society schedule for MAG CON 7 is now finalized! I know, I know, we haven’t even had OwlCon yet. But with the new Pathfinder Society con sanctioning stuff, I need to get my list of GMs in by the end of this month. By all means, yes – go sign up for OwlCon too, if you haven’t yet.
If you haven’t yet made a MAG CON, you’ve been missing out on what I feel is the best bang-for-buck gaming con. MAG CON will be held on April 11th and 12, again at the New Caney ISD Annex Building. It is the sole fundraiser for The Learning Center, which deals with many students that are considered “at risk”. The programs mission is to provide an educational environment that helps provide opportunities for these students to refocus their attitudes and academics. This is achieved by fostering positive teacher-student relationships and helping students realize their own potential.
Its by far the smallest of the Houston-area cons, but its a great time and a great value for a good cause. Last year’s convention raised $4800, and Pathfinder Society had 44 players participating in 21 sessions. Naturally, we’re hoping to surpass both attendance and fundraising this year.
That’s all well and good for the school – but this is a great con for gamers. $20 gets you in for the weekend (and there’s lots of group discounts available), and parking is free. We also have “the single greatest amenity at a convention, ever” – the mobile concession cart. That’s right, Om noms delivered to your table. You’ll still have to get up to go potty, though.
We’ll get to the offerings for PFS in a second, but there’s more gaming if nothing but PFS is too much for you – if last year is any indication, we should be able to expect Stellar Horizons RPG, X-Wing, Warmahordes, Malifaux, Savage Worlds, old and new D&D, Zombicide, Khet, Ticket to Ride, Steve Jackson Games, an auction, a dealer’s room, and a ridiculously large board game library. We expect that and more this year.
To sweeten the pot, GM *at least one* scenario (or three quests) and your admission is free. Our Pathfinder Society options are going to be pretty cool this year for both noobs and veteran players. If you’re playing The Emerald Spire Superdungeon at OwlCon (or elsewhere), we’re picking up where they left off and offering levels 5-9. Of course, you can jump in and out as you please. We’ll be offering the “Scions of the Sky Key” trilogy that ties in with the current metaplot, the two newest season six scenarios, and the best scenarios from season five for those of us that missed them the first time they came around. For noobs, we have all of the Silverhex Chronicles – the one-hour introductory quests – as well as this year’s intro scenario “The Wounded Wisp”. If you’ve played those already, great – GM it for us and get in free. We’ll have scenarios at all levels of play. You’re not going to be bored.
Like every other convention organizer, I’m looking for GMs, and I have to have my GMs squared away soon. We have need for GMs at the following slots:
Saturday, 10am – Pathfinder Society Introduction 6-10: The Wounded Wisp (levels 1-2)
Saturday, 3pm – Pathfinder Society Quests: The Silverhex Chronicles – Crash / Webs / Silverhex (level 1)
Saturday, 3pm – Pathfinder Society 6-15 (levels 1-5)
Saturday, 3pm – Pathfinder Society 6-17 (levels 5-9)
Saturday, 8pm – Pathfinder Society 6-17 (levels 5-9)
So, join us. Raise money for some kids and have a good time in the process.
Pathfinder Society scenario sign-up is at: https://warhorn.net/events/mag-con If you want to register without GMing (a paid registration), its at http://www.magcon.org/registration.html Don’t forget to sign up to both GM and play.