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Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters

Outside of games like Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder, there has been a renaissance of role playing games (RPGs) in the past few years. Newer systems are becoming more and more available from mainstream and indie publishers across the board, in a variety of genres and styles, giving newcomers and veterans alike fresh opportunities to imagine.

The Cockroaches of Burgundy are hosting a 12-week “Learn from the Gamemasters” course as a Play With Your Food Team Fundraiser. There are 6 RPG systems being covered as part of the fundraiser with a total of 12 game nights (2 sessions per system, each 2-4 Hours):

Session #1: Game Mechanics, World-Building, and Character Creation.
Session #2: System Review and Open Play to Learn the System as a GM and a Player.

The cost to register for each system is $20. There are 6 open spots for each system and an individual can sign up for the system(s) they like or register for the whole 12 weeks at a discount of $15 per system. Each individual will walk away with a folder filled with applicable quick reference guides, setting sheets, character sheets, and an outline of the play session. All materials needed to play the RPG will be brought by the Gamemaster teaching.

Full details and sign-up here!

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Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters

Outside of games like Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder, there has been a renaissance of role playing games (RPGs) in the past few years. Newer systems are becoming more and more available from mainstream and indie publishers across the board, in a variety of genres and styles, giving newcomers and veterans alike fresh opportunities to imagine.

The Cockroaches of Burgundy are hosting a 12-week “Learn from the Gamemasters” course as a Play With Your Food Team Fundraiser. There are 6 RPG systems being covered as part of the fundraiser with a total of 12 game nights (2 sessions per system, each 2-4 Hours):

Session #1: Game Mechanics, World-Building, and Character Creation.
Session #2: System Review and Open Play to Learn the System as a GM and a Player.

The cost to register for each system is $20. There are 6 open spots for each system and an individual can sign up for the system(s) they like or register for the whole 12 weeks at a discount of $15 per system. Each individual will walk away with a folder filled with applicable quick reference guides, setting sheets, character sheets, and an outline of the play session. All materials needed to play the RPG will be brought by the Gamemaster teaching.

Location: Chewsday Challenge (unless otherwise stated)
How to Pay?: Give money to Brad Boileau (bboileau), Chad Boudreau (ChadBoudreau), or make a donation of the registration fee on our Team's Page here.

Schedule:

Mutant Year Zero (Modiphius Entertainment) - Teacher: Chad Boudreau
Post-apocalyptic wreckage of the world; players play mutants trying to survive in a lethal wasteland. Session #1 (April 10th), Session #2 (April 17th)
1. prairieguy
2. Navem
3. dyobb
4. Breton
5. mrens
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Fate Core System (Evil Hat Productions) - Teacher: Brad Boileau
Genre and setting agnostic system that includes collaborative world/character building. Session #1 (April 24th), Session #2 (May 1st)
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Tales from the Loop (Modiphius Entertainment) - Teacher: Chad Boudreau
80s-based sci-fi, adventure roleplaying system in the vein of ET and Stranger Things. Player characters are children under the age of 15 defined, in part, by the 80s music they listen to. Session #1 (May 8th), Session #2 (May 15th)
1. prairieguy
2. bboileau
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Dread (The Impossible Dream) - Teacher: Brad Boileau
Horror-roleplaying heavy on theme and characters, with a twist - Jenga, no dice. Session #1 (May 22nd), Session #2 (May 29th)

End of the World (Fantasy Flight) - Teacher: Chad Boudreau
You play you in a realistically-bent game about surviving an apocalypse, of any kind! Session #1 (June 5th), Session #2 (June 12th)

Misspent Youth (Robert Bohl/The Burning Wheel) - Teacher: Brad Boileau
Teenage rebellion in a screwed up sci-fi future, full of power struggle and fighting the man. Session #1 (June 19th), Session #2 (June 26th)
1. prairieguy

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About This Site - Please Read / SaskGames - Fundraiser!
« on: November 26, 2017, 11:34:11 AM »
Looking for merch or gifts for board gamers?  Saskgames is selling a bundle of one dice bag and one fridge magnet for $10.  The proceeds go towards expenses for operating the Saskgames events and website.  Dice bags can be purchased at any Chewsday Challenge Event.

Options include the following:





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Kingdomino Tournament

WHEN: Saturday September 23, 2017
WHERE: Prairie Game eXpo
START TIME: 2:00 PM
DURATION: 120 minutes
MAXIMUM PLAYERS: 16

There are 3 rounds to the tournament. They consist of:
- 1 Preliminary Round (4 tables of 4 people)
- 1 Semi-Final Round (2 tables of 4 people)
- 1 Championship Round (1 table of 4 people)

Tournament Format

The Preliminary Round will consist of 4 boards with 4 players. Players will play 3 consecutive games, total their points from each of the games, and the top two scoring players will move on to the semi-finals.

The Semi-Final round will consist of 2 boards with 4 players each. Players will play 2 consecutive games, total their points from both games, and the top two scoring players will move to the Championship Round for 1 final game of 4 players.

The winner of the Championship match will get the grand prize: their very own copy of Kingdomino!

Time limit: No game will go longer than 20 minutes. Final determination will be based on number of victory points total among games played in a round.

If we do not make our 16 player roster we will make amendments on the fly. If there is more interest, we will make adjustments in games up to 6 players per board.

:excited

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR TOURNAMENT

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King of Tokyo Tournament

WHEN: Saturday September 23, 2017
WHERE: Prairie Game eXpo
START TIME: 12:00 PM
DURATION: 120-150 minutes
MAXIMUM PLAYERS: 16

There are 3 rounds to the tournament. They consist of:
- 1 Preliminary Games (4 tables of 4 people)
- 1 Semi-Final Game (2 tables of 4 people)
- 1 Championship Game (1 table of 4 people)

Tournament Format

The Preliminary Round will consist of 4 tables with 4 players. The 2 players who meet their victory conditions first from each table will move on to the semi-final match.

Victory Condition: Last two monsters standing or top 2 scoring monsters if someone achieves the 20-point victory condition.

Semi-Final match will consist of 2 tables with 4 players. The 2 highest scoring players of each game will move to the Championship Round, for a final game of 4 players.

The winner of the Championship match will get the grand prize: A limited edition PGX "Tournament Winner" mug!

Time limit: No game will go longer than 40 minutes. Final determination will be based on number of victory points, followed by number of energy cubes (for tie). After one table has completed their game the other games must be concluded within 15 minutes (but we will allow at least 40 minutes to complete your game).

If we do not make our 16 player roster we will make amendments on the fly. If there is more interest, we will make adjustments in games up to 6 players per board.

:excited

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR TOURNAMENT

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What: A Sci-Fi Night of RPGs and Boardgames for Charity!
Where: Birmingham's Vodka and Ale House, 2635 Star Lite St, Regina, SK S4V 3E7
When: Friday June 30, 2017 from 6:30 pm to July 1 at 2:00 am
Who: Anyone 19 and older who loves Sci-Fi Games!
Why: The Cockroaches of Burgundy PWYF Team is holding a Sci-Fi-themed RPG and boardgame night at Birmingham's Vodka and Ale House in a private room to raise money for Soul's Harbour Rescue Mission. Tickets are only $10.
What to Expect: There will be Sci-Fi RPG sessions run by Team Members and Volunteers, as well as a series of Sci-Fi boardgames, social deduction games, hidden movement games, and many other exhibits, including Sci-Fi Movie Trivia! Join into an existing RPG session or run your own, play one of the available boardgames from the games library or bring your own, and come to explore, terraform, and prosper!

Tickets can be purchased from Chad Boudreau (ChadBoudreau), Brad Boileau (bboileau), or Dana Tillusz (Dana_Tillusz). There are a total of 40 tickets for this event. You can also make a donation to our PWYF Team Page here in lieu of cash.

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As new games and sessions are scheduled and added to the timeline of the event, they will be posted here. Once tickets have been purchased, feel free to post in the thread with any Sci-Fi games you will be bringing and might want to attract players for.

GAME LIBRARY: Adrenaline, Cypher, Doctor Who: The Card Game, Dr. Eureka, Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia, King of New York, Kosmonauts, Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck-Building Game, Maha Yodha, Panic Station, Spector Ops, Tragedy Looper, X-COM, Martian Dice, Smash-Up, Planetarium, and more!

GAME: Sci-Fi Movie Trivia
HOST: Chad Boudreau
START TIME: 6:30 pm
DURATION: 30-45 Minutes
NOTES: Scores and winner will be announced at 7:30 pm.


GAME: King of Tokyo
HOST: Dana_Tillusz
START TIME: 7:00 PM
DURATION: 45 Minutes
NOTES: Dice rolling, monster stomping giant creature game!
1. Dana_Tillusz
2. R Newell
3. Casie
4. Shane
5. puty
6. Logan


GAME: Tragedy Looper
HOST: bboileau
START TIME: 7:30 PM
DURATION: 120 Minutes
NOTES: Time travel/loop murder mystery and deducation game!
1. bboileau
2. Lori
3.
4. prairieguy


GAME: Dread RPG
HOST: Chad Boudreau
START TIME: 8:00 PM
DURATION: 120 Minutes
NOTES: Roleplaying with a Jenga Tower—a terrifying concept!
1. Chantel F
2. Jordan R
3. Garett K
4. SteamPunch
5. Jesse R
6. R Newell


GAME: Specter Ops
HOST: bboileau
START TIME: 10:00 PM
DURATION: 90 Minutes
NOTES: Sci-fi, stealth ops hidden movement game!
1. bboileau
2. Lori
3. SteamPunch
4. R Newell
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GAME: Dark Moon
HOST: ChadBoudreau
START TIME: 10:30 PM
DURATION: 90 Minutes
NOTES: Sci-fi, hidden role, suspicion and dice rolling game!
1. ChadBoudreau
2. Dyson Y
3. Chantel
4. Jesse
5. Jordan
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Hashtags: #Sask_Games  #PlayWithYourFood

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What: SaskGames at Mosaic's German Pavillion
Where: The German Club, 1727 St John St, Regina, SK S4P 1R8
When: Saturday June 3rd, 2017, 12pm–6pm
Who: Anyone interested in playing boardgames
Why: Learn about SaskGames and our events, enjoy the Mosaic Festival and German culture, and play some giant sized games!


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What: SaskGames at Cathedral Village Arts Festival (CVAF) Picnic
Where: Les Sherman Park (Regina)
When: Monday May 22, 2017, 12pm–4pm
Who: Anyone interested in playing boardgames
Why: Learn about SaskGames and our events, enjoy the picnic, and play some giant sized games!


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Lanterns: The Harvest Festival

WHEN: Saturday May 27, 2017
WHERE: Prairie Game eXpo
START TIME: 12:00 PM
DURATION: 120 minutes
MAXIMUM PLAYERS: 16

There are 3 rounds to the tournament. They consist of:
- 1 Preliminary Games (4 tables of 4 people)
- 1 Semi-Final Game (2 tables of 4 people)
- 1 Championship Game (1 table of 4 people)

Tournament Format

The Preliminary Round will consist of 4 tables with max 4 players. Victory Condition: Top two contestants with the most points will move on to the next round.

Semi-Final match will consist of 2 tables with 4 players. The 2 highest scoring players of each game will move to the Championship Round, for a final game of 4 players.

The winner of the Championship match will get the grand prize: A limited edition PGX "Tournament Winner" mug plus a special Lanterns: Snowflake Promo Tile!

Time limit: No game will go longer than 30 minutes. Final determination will be based on number of victory points. There will be 10 minute transitions between games.

If we do not make our 16 player roster we will make amendments on the fly.

:excited

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR TOURNAMENT

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Archive of Marketplace Items / ASSORTED GAMES FOR SALE (AND TRADE)
« on: February 11, 2017, 06:29:43 PM »
While I am fond of most of the games in my collection (plus or minus a few), there are many games in my collection that just don't get to the table enough or I just know I won't play very much anymore as my tastes have changed or specified. What better way to deal with that than to attempt to sell them and invest in some of the new games I want to pick up!

You will find my For Trade list here on BGG.

Here is also a list of prices:
  • 1313 Dead End Drive: $20 (Played 1-2x, Good Condition)
  • Augustus: $30 (Played Lovingly, Good Condition)
  • Brew Crafters: $45 (Played Only a Few x, Kickstarter Version, Good Condition)
  • Bullfrogs: $20 (Played 1-2x, Kickstarter Ed., Good Condition)
  • Caverna: The Cave Farmers: $60 (Played 1x, Good Condition)
  • Compounded w/ Chemical Chaos, Geiger, and Methamphetamine Expansions: $30 (Played a Handful x, Kickstarter Edition, Good Condition)
  • Coup w/ Coup: Reformation Expansion: $10 (Played Lovingly, Good Condition)
  • Dante's Inferno: $15 (Played 1x, Good Condition)
  • Evolution, 1st Ed w/ Evolution: Flight Expansion: $55 (Played 1-2x, Good Condition)
  • Fairy Tale, 1st Ed: $5 (Played Lovingly, Good Condition)
  • Fastrack: $15 (Played 1-2x, Good Condition)
  • FITS: $20 (Played 1-2x, Good Condition)
  • Five Tribes w/ Wilwit Promo Card: $55 (Played 1-2x, Good Condition)
  • Formula D: $50 (Played 1-2x, Good Condition)
  • Fürstenfeld: $40 (Played Handful x, Good Condition)
  • Grave Business: $20 (Played Lovingly, Good Condition)
  • Konexi: $10 (Played 1-2x, Good Condition)
  • Machi Koro: Deluxe Edition: $35 (Played Handful x, Good Condition)
  • Mini Make 'N' Break: $10 (Never Played, Good Condition)
  • Ninja Dice: $10 (Played Handful x, Kickstarter Ed., Good Condition)
  • Pandemic: Contagion: $15 (Played Handful x, Good Condition)
  • Room 25, 1st Ed.: $20 (Played Handful x, Good Condition)
  • StaXis: $20 (Played 1x, Good Condition)
  • One Night Ultimate Werewolf: $10 (Played Handful x, Good Condition)
  • Samurai Spirit: $20 (Never Played, Good Condition)
  • Samurai Sword: $15 (Played 1x, Good Condition)
  • Spirits of the Rice Paddy: $40 (Played 1x, Kickstarted Ed, Good Condition)
  • Suspend: $10 (Played Handful x, Good Condition)
  • Ticket to Ride w/ India/Switzerland Expansion: $60 (Played Lovingly, Good Condition)
  • Tokaido Collector's Edition, Unpainted, Kickstarter Ed.: $70 (Played 1x, Good Condition, Includes Expansion and Promos)
  • Tomorrow: $50 (Played Handful x, Kickstarter Ed., Good Condition)
  • Tumblin-Dice Jr.: $20 (Played 1-2x, Box a Bit Dinged, Game in Good Condition)
  • Undermining: $20 (Played Lovingly, Good Condition)
  • Urbion: $5 (Played Lovingly, Good Condition)
  • VivaJava: The Coffee Game w/ VivaJava Geekspansion: $40 (Played Lovingly, Good Condition)
  • Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters: $25 (Played 1x, Good Condition)
  • Zombies!!!: $10 (Second Hand, Never Played, Good Condition)

If you are interested, reply in this thread or PM me so we can talk/negotiate!

If interested in Trade, my current want list is here.

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This coming May, SaskGames will again be organizing and running a Board Game Area at FAN EXPO Regina 2017 for the third year in a row. For planning purposes, the SaskGames Organizers of the Board Game Area are looking for your input and feedback!

What games would you like to try? Maybe you've always wanted to try a miniatures game, like Star Wars X-Wing, but have never had the opportunity. Or maybe you always wanted to know what it would be like to role play as an evil elf wizard in D&D. Perhaps you and your partner want to know what really good two player games there are out there. Whatever you want, we want to hear it! Post it here!

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Hey All,

I'd really love to try Ares Games' Battle of the Five Armies. If someone out in the Community has this, would you be willing to play it with me some Tuesday at Chewsday Challenge or Wednesday at Games on Tap?

Let me know! Excited to try :)

Brad Boileau

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Hey All,

I've been getting quite a bit of use out of my War of the Ring, 2nd Edition board game lately, so I started looking to see if I might get some of the expansions/promos available for this version. Here they are:

War of the Ring: Warriors of Middle-earth (2016)
War of the Ring: Lords of Middle-earth (2012)
War of the Ring - Scenario: The Breaking of the Fellowship (2012)
War of the Ring: Lords of Middle-earth – Treebeard Mini-Expansion (2012)
War of the Ring: Warriors of Middle-earth – Tidings Not Burdens Mini-Expansion (2016)

I'm curious, does anybody have these expansions and may be willing to part with them? I am mostly interested in the first two, Warriors and Lords of Middle-Earth, but I am open to the others as well.

Please message me here or in a PM if you have any information/prices.

Thanks!

Brad Boileau


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King of New York Tournament

WHEN: Saturday January 28, 2017
WHERE: Prairie Game eXpo
START TIME: 3:00 PM
DURATION: 120-150 minutes
MAXIMUM PLAYERS: 16

There are 3 rounds to the tournament. They consist of:
- 1 Preliminary Games (4 tables of 4 people)
- 1 Semi-Final Game (2 tables of 4 people)
- 1 Championship Game (1 table of 4 people)

Tournament Format

The Preliminary Round will consist of 4 tables with 4 players. The 2 players who meet their victory conditions first from each table will move on to the semi-final match.

Victory Condition: Last two monsters standing or top 2 scoring monsters if someone achieves the 20-point victory condition.

Semi-Final match will consist of 2 tables with 4 players. The 2 highest scoring players of each game will move to the Championship Round, for a final game of 4 players.

The winner of the Championship match will get the grand prize: A limited edition PGX "Tournament Winner" mug!

Time limit: No game will go longer than 40 minutes. Final determination will be based on number of victory points, followed by number of energy cubes (for tie). After one table has completed their game the other games must be concluded within 15 minutes (but we will allow at least 40 minutes to complete your game).

If we do not make our 16 player roster we will make amendments on the fly. If there is more interest, we will make adjustments in games up to 6 players per board.

:excited

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR TOURNAMENT

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Marvel Legendary Tournament

WHEN: Saturday January 28, 2017
WHERE: Prairie Game eXpo
START TIME: 11:00 AM
DURATION: 150 - 180 minutes
MAXIMUM PLAYERS: 16

There are 3 rounds to the tournament. They consist of:
- 1 Preliminary Games (4 table of 4 people)
- 1 Semi-Final Game (2 tables of 4 people)
- 1 Championship Game (1 table of 4 people)

Tournament Format

The Marvel Legendary Tournament is played in a Semi-Cooperative fashion. Each player will be scored based on the total number of points they’ve accumulated at the end of 45 minutes of play or the fourth/final defeat of the Mastermind Villain for their (1) defeated villains and (2) rescued bystanders. Tie breakers will be first determined based on the number of bystanders rescued, then the number of non-henchmen villains. Regardless of whether the Mastermind Villain in defeated in the end, the players be judged solely on being the best Hero!

Each round of the Tournament will involve a different, predetermined Mastermind, Scheme, and Set of Heroes with an emphasis on a unique comic book pairing.

The Preliminary Round will consist of 4 tables with 4 players. The 2 players with the most points from each table will move on to the semi-final match.

Semi-Final will consist of 2 tables with 4 players. The 2 highest scoring players of each game will move to the Championship Round, for a final game of 4 players.

The winner of the Championship match will get the grand prize: A limited edition PGX "Tournament Winner" mug!

Time limit: No game will go longer than 45 minutes. After one table has completed their game the other games must be concluded within 15 minutes (but we will allow at least 45 minutes to complete your game).

If we do not make our 16 player roster we will make amendments on the fly. If there is more interest, we will need additional copies of Marvel Legendary.

:excited

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR TOURNAMENT

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