Game of Thrones: Mega Game

**Full Description Below**

Gather your bannermen, Winter is coming to Table Top Cafe!
Join us for a 35 player Mega Game as 8 different houses fight for glory in Westeros!

$30 entry fee per person payable by e-transfer to brian@tabletopcafe.ca (password thrones) or you can pay in store at the 124 street location

Click here for house info : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JPYL0xniTDSvGt_nsy5FhVmYTPi4NDw2/view?usp=sharing

What is a Mega Game you ask?

Think of megagames as interactive stories, where you are one of many authors.

You could be the president of a country in the near-future, desperately trying to stop your allies starting a nuclear war, or an explorer on a distant planet whose goal is to expand your nation’s influence at all costs by using banned alien technology. Kings and scientists, prestigious nobility and sinister sorcerers – assuming all these roles and more are possible at a megagame.

But wait, this is only the beginning!

Other players also have their own roles, some of which may clash with yours. What if you both want the same thing? Will you work together, fight it out, or strive towards a common goal only to betray each other once you’ve accomplished it? Alternatively, you could be a master spy manipulating other players to ensure your nefarious schemes win the day and save the realm…or perhaps more precisely ensure your puppet is placed on the throne?

All this could change suddenly and dramatically as a crisis none of you were expecting raises its ugly head and forces you to deal with it. Or will you act like any good politician and use the inevitable problem as a way to further your own ends?

You’re in control and the decisions you make directly impact all those around you. Will you use this power for the greater good or to enrich your own pockets?

Whether in medieval Europe, a humanitarian crisis zone, or a fictional realm of magic and monsters, at the heart of megagames is you, your team, and all the other players inhabiting that universe for the duration of the game.

The only question is, what will you do?

Megagame basics

Whilst what you’ve read above gives you a flavour of what can be accomplished at a megagame, it doesn’t explain exactly what one is or how to play.

A megagame blends aspects of board games, LARPs, wargaming and role-playing into a totally new thing; a megagame!

Megagames generally last a full day and are split into turns, with anywhere from 30 to 80 players playing the same game. Players are assigned to teams and play specific roles where they usually have to manage resources and work towards objectives in the universe the designer has created. The megagame designer sets up the initial background and objectives and players are free to take the story in whatever direction they please, based primarily on starting briefs and their own imaginations.

Megagames can be hectic and overwhelming, communication is usually difficult but it’s so much fun playing a game with your friends or even as part of a team of people you’ve never met before. Trust us, you’ll soon bond over your objectives (and maybe cupcakes).

Dressing up as the part you’re playing can certainly help you get into your role, but is by no means necessary. A large number of players simply come along in clothes that make them feel comfortable, but if you enjoy dressing up, go mad!

Shut Up & Sit Down played ‘Watch The Skies’ in 2014 and loved it so much they created a video of their experience! Check it out below if you want to know more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=hN71v9H_gg8

AGE OF CONQUEST DESCRIPTION

It is the Age of Conquest, three centuries before the events of Game of Thrones. Westeros stands as a fractured continent, with seven warring kingdoms jostling each other for power and dominance. A new power has invaded from Old Valyria, bringing with them fire and blood. The time is now ripe to establish yourselves as the strongest Kingdom of the realm and unite Westeros under your banner. Claim victory in this continent-spanning war and forge the Iron Throne!

Aegon’s Conquest is a medieval fantasy themed tabletop megagame, meaning that it is an interactive experience where a large number of players work either together or against each other to affect the greater storyline. Aegon’s Conquest is a team-based competitive endeavor with tightly defined rules and player options. The game aligns its players into eight major factions of four players each with the ultimate goal to have the most points by the end. It encourages face-to-face diplomacy, tactical play, secret dealings, betrayal, and heartfelt roleplaying. The game is based on the history and deep lore as presented in the A Song of Ice & Fire literary series, though knowledge of the source material is not needed to play or run this game.

Each team in Aegon’s Conquest represents one of eight lordly Houses of the fractious continent of Westeros, each portrayed by four major personalities: the Lord, the Heir, the Knight, and the Maester. The goal of the game is to claim the Iron Throne of Westeros by having the most Power at the end of the game. Power is gained by conquering neighboring lands, sieging enemy castles, uncovering ancient relics, and forging strong alliances. Power is lost when a House betrays another by revealing one of their secrets.

On their surface, the game mechanics of Aegon’s Conquest appear simple. Each player type has their options and available actions summarized on one side of standard size paper. However, the game reveals itself to be deeply complex and nuanced in the interactions between all players. Major actions of the players have rippling effects throughout their own faction, called a ‘House’, as well as their competitors. One pull of the thread or one bad misstep can have echoing repercussions. In this way, Aegon’s Conquest encourages a gaming experience where communication skills and social interactions are of utmost importance.

YEG Music feat. West to Alaska, Nicole Rae Johnson, Fiona King and Aaron D

Yeg Music is proud to present at Table Top Cafe (124th street) on November 28th, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE TWO TABLE TOP LOCATIONS. THIS EVENT IS THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION

West To Alaska

Nicole Rae Johnson

Fiona King

Aaron D

Doors open at 6:00PM
Music Starts at 7:00PM
All Ages Venue

Table Top Cafe has free parking at the cafe! You just have to give us your license plate # when you arrive and park in the lot that wraps around the building

Ticket prices are as posted: (These ticket prices include game play admission for Table Top Cafe)
$13 + convenience fee online at www.yegmusicofficial.com
$15 at the door
Cash and Debit payment options available at the door.

Please email yegmanagement@gmail.com for further information/questions.

November Alley Kat Cask Night

Edmontonian’s are a hardy bunch who will trek through winter like no one’s business… with PERHAPS a wee’ bit of distraction!

Come for an evening of gaming and delish cask beer provided by Alley Kat (that’s right, we have our crisp and refreshing Scona Gold accented with soft and floral rose petals) to get you in the mood for competition!

Tapped at 7pm, and we’ll pour til we run dry!

The staff at Table Top are always there to help your group pick out the best game, depending on your mood and skill set!

Catch you there Kats!

How to Paint your Dragon (124 street) Level 2

Join us at out 124th street store for a mini figure paint night. This is a level 2 class still aimed at beginners learning colour creation, wet blending, and edge highlighting.
This is a guided class to help you learn the basics of painting miniature figures. All paint, brushes, stands and instruction are provided and included with your ticket, you just need to bring your own primed mini.
Board game play time before or after this event is also included should you so choose!
We will have mini figures for sale in store but feel free to bring your (small to medium sized) characters if you already have something you would like to paint.
Check out Instructor Courtney and some of her previous work here : https://figurativelyspeakingminis.com/

2019 Canadian Netrunner Nationals

2019 Canadian Netrunner Nationals

Edmonton is extremely excited to host the first NISEI lead Nationals and we can’t wait to run with you!

Event Details

National Championships will take place on November 16th. This event will run all day, crowning our new National Champion sometime in the evening! On day 2, we will be hosting a Core Experience tournament.

The venue is Tabletop Cafe, the hub of Netrunner in Edmonton. This venue offers food, snacks and drinks.

Registration fees will cover the costs of the event kit, the first day’s entry into the venue and some little tokens of our appreciation for your attendance.

To help us plan the event size, we are offering online ticket sales. Register before October 1st for the best pricing. Sorry, no refunds (we will send you your tokens of appreciation though!)

November 16, 2019: NationalChampionships

The big one! Your registration gets you entry to this event, venue access and complementary snacks until 4:00 pm. Players are welcome to purchase drinks and meals from the venue. Be advised that no outside food and drink are permitted.

Registration Opens: 9:00 am

Registation Close: 9:45 am

Round 1 Start: 10:00 am

Cut – Estimated to be around 5-6pm.

We are currently working with the assumption of enough players for 5 rounds with a top 8 cut. Those that don’t make the cut are invited to stick around and play in a side event (will depend on side-event organizers stepping up).

November 17, 2019: Core Experience Tournament

There is no additional tournament fee for this event, however, the venue will be charging their normal $7/person to anyone attending this event.

Registration Opens: 10:00 am

Registration Closes: 10:30 am

Round 1 Start: 10:45 am

Please check out the event details and purchase your tickets at the site below!

2019 Canadian Netrunner Nationals

YEG Music Night feat. Cameron Maclelland, Dainah Donovan, Shyy & Emi Gusdal

Yeg Music is proud to present at Table Top Cafe (124th street) on November 14th, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE TWO TABLE TOP LOCATIONS. THIS EVENT IS THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Cameron Maclelland

Dainah Donovan

Shyy

Emi Gusdal

Doors open at 6:00PM
Music Starts at 7:00PM
All Ages Venue

Table Top Cafe has free parking at the cafe! You just have to give us your license plate # when you arrive and park in the lot that wraps around the building

Ticket prices are as posted: (These ticket prices include game play admission for Table Top Cafe)
$13 + convenience fee online at www.yegmusicofficial.com
$15 at the door
Cash and Debit payment options available at the door.

Please email yegmanagement@gmail.com for further information/questions.

Play for Parkinson’s

Gather family, friends, neighbours or roommates and join us at Table Top Cafe’ on Saturday, November 9 between 11AM and 1AM to “Play for Parkinson’s!”

5% of all sales on this day to Parkinson Association of Alberta.

Table Top Café is a special blend of coffee shop, board game library and retail store. One flat rate ($7/person) lets you play as many games as you like. Our staff on hand can help you pick the right game for your group and teach you how to play it. Many of the games are also available for sale giving you an excellent try-it-before-you-buy-it experience. The store is a comfortable place where people can meet with friends, play a game, share a drink, and connect face to face

October Alley Kat Cask Night

Head to Table Top Cafe for a night of games, friends, and a pint of specialty cask beer, which will feature Alley Kat’s crisp and light Scona, lifted with honey and very citrusy hops!

Perfect chilly evening escape!

Cask will be tapped at 7:00pm and served until we run dry!

Come early to get a seat and drink your fill!

Keyforge Store Championship

**20% off all food and drink for event participants**

Join us at our 75th street store for our Keyforge Store Championship Tournament!

In the Sealed format, each player receives a new deck at the tournament. Players do not open their sealed decks until the official start of the event, and players are encouraged to wait to register the decks to their Master Vault accounts until the end. After opening their decks, players are given a few moments to read through and familiarize themselves with their contents, then the tournament begins.

-$20 entry (includes new pack)
-Best of one matches
-max 24 players
-35 min rounds
-3-5 rounds of play based on attendance

This is a medium competitiveness level tournament designed to be played over a few hours with single game matches.

Prizes include:
Playmats
Chain Trackers
Deck Sleeves
Tokens
Store credit to round it all out

6 Year Anniversary Sale

This October 12th both of our locations will be celebrating 6 years of business with our huge annual sale!

-All retail is 26% (Twenty Six!) off including board games, D&D accessories
-Every $25 spent enters you in draws to win the game of your choice right off of the shelf
-Used games will also be available for sale at BOTH locations