MEGA GAME: Power to the People

It’s time for a MEGA GAME

What is a mega game?
A megagame is a type of large-scale simulation which can contain elements of role-playing games, tabletop games, LARPs and wargames – the amount of these is dependant on the scenario being played and the way the players choose to engage with the scenario. Participants can be arranged into hierarchies of teams – some games will consist of multiple competing factions and others will have teams operating in different game ‘niches’. Megagames have been played with up to 300 people, though are more usually played with 30-80 players.

For an excellent video on one such game, check out this from Shut Up and Sit Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN71v9H_gg8

‘Power to the People’ is about the struggles of a newly elected socialist government trying to reconcile the differences within The Party and to manage the often subversive challenges from The Establishment (or deep state as it is often called).

The minimum player count is 23 and can go up to 46. So teams will be from 2-4 people depending on player count. See below.

Tickets are $20 bucks and can be purchased from Table Top Cafe.
You can e Transfer to brian@tabletopcafe.ca (Make the password “Megagame”. ) or pay in person at the 124 street store.

If you have question feel free to post in the event.

Below are links to the current player count/Roles and the player guide. I would recommend reading the player guide ahead of time.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YNj4nuHBmqB8rKKohZCqjLzwmwLzXDArU8wXlImxqsg/edit?usp=sharing\

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i8vEC9WoMregBfv7ZjBESwx_9bbUH9uo/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14UcjpWDSNGcTRu0hCEb-vGssQCtX9phE/view?usp=sharing

Used Game Sale

June 22nd we will have a wide selection of vintage and used games available for one day only! These items are strictly first come, first serve and limited to only 1 or 2 copies each.

As our Summer Sale continues, all regular games will also be 15% off!

Edmonton Game Spiel

Edmonton Game Spiel is a local gaming convention with world class appeal. Bringing together Boardgames, RPG’s and Miniatures along with industry talent, delicious food, and unique experiences.

Our goal is to provide the kind of game convention that we, as enthusiasts of the genre, have always wanted to attend. We want gamers of all skill sets and experience levels to come together and share their wealth of collective knowledge in a relaxed and fun environment. We encourage you as attendees to go outside of your comfort zone and discover something new. Most of all, we hope you’ll make some friends along the way.

FAQ

General
Why did you call the convention Edmonton Game Spiel?

We wanted to nod to the venue which is a curling club. Curling tournaments are called bonspiels and we thought that was a fun tie-in to the Spiel des Jahres yearly board game awards in Germany. Hence Spiel.

Who is coming to this event?

Rodney Smith from Watch it Played, Representatives from ILO307 and Roxley Games, Red Claw Gaming, Variant Edition Comics, Table Top Cafe, Preserve Food Truck, The New Deli Food Truck, and a wide range of Dungeon Masters, Game Masters, Game Enthusiasts and more!

Is this an all ages event?

Yes, gamers of all ages are encouraged to attend but minors require parental supervision.

How do I become a sponsor?

Email info@edmontongamespiel.com with the subject line “Sponsorship” for details.

How do I become a vendor?

Email info@edmontongamespiel.com with the subject line “Vendor” for details.

Tickets/Passes
What do I get with my pass?

All passes give you unlimited access to all aspects of the convention with the exception of the Mega Games. You are free to sign up for tournaments, learn to plays, RPG sessions and open play as you see fit. The weekend pass and Saturday pass also include a full buffet.

What is the difference between Friday, Saturday and Sunday?

Saturday and Sunday are the main focus and include the Mega Games as well as our special guest Rodney Smith. All three days will have plenty of content to keep you occupied as the vendors, tournaments, role playing games, open play and bar will all be open the whole weekend.

Transportation & Accommodations

Will there be parking?

There will be free parking at the venue.

If I’m coming from out of town, where should I stay?

We have a special room rate worked out with the Holiday Inn West Edmonton. Call them at 780-444-3110 and tell them you are with the Edmonton Game Spiel and you will be given our preferred rate.
Transit

We recommend staying close to the event or carpooling for the weekend if possible. If you have to take transit, the event is a short bus ride from the West Edmonton Mall.

Food & Drink

Will I be able to buy food on site?

Yes! We will have a concession on site the whole convention as well as a food truck to serve breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

Will I be able to bring in outside food?

No, outside food will not be allowed.

I have dietary restrictions. What should I do?

If you have serious allergies or restrictions, you can email us at info@edmontongamespiel.com with the subject line “Dietary Restrictions”. Also please include the email you signed up for your badge.

Will I be able to purchase alcohol?

Yes, we will be fully licensed.

Can I take my alcohol on the gaming floor?

Yes.

Gaming

How do I sign up to be a Volunteer?

Email info@edmontongamespiel.com with the subject line “Volunteer” for details.

How do I sign up to host an RPG session?

Follow this link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/Z0BY4U5SCjnXFsRh1

What is a Mega Game?

Megagame is a multi-player game, in which, usually the participants are organised into teams, and those teams into an hierarchy of teams. Very much in the vein of a model UN or other mock government simulation. The number of players can vary from 20 – 100 depending on the game and it played over the course of a day or afternoon. 6 Hours at least depending on the game.

Why does a Mega Game have an extra cost?

A significant amount of materials, administration and prep go into making these work successfully. This is extra cost also helps to commit players to the event as having last minute cancellations can seriously disrupt gameplay.

Can I bring my own board games to play?

Yes, but you assume all responsibility in the event that any of your personal property is lost or stolen.

Used Game Sale

April 13th we will have a wide selection of vintage and used games available for one day only! These items are strictly first come, first serve and limited to only 1 or 2 copies each.

All regular stock games will also be 15% off!

Some Highlights include:

Dragonball Z Monopoly
Warp Out Atlantic Bermuda Triangle Edition
Olympics
Lion King
Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Girl Talk
Nightmare
Snow White
Road Runner
Smurfs
Trouble
Life
Sorry
Close Encounters
King Kong
Battleship
Size Matters
Ewoks
Spiderman with Fantastic 4
Sailor Moon
Skipbo
Kings Crib
Battle Tank
Campaign
Rail Baron
Masterpiece
Babysitters Club
Crowds
Illuminati
Sub Search
Mouse Trap
Flash Gordon
…and many more!