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Friday, March 22
 

8:45pm CDT

Tabletop DM'ing 101
Are you an experienced D&D Player but want to run a campaign for the first time? Not sure where to start in running a Tabletop RPG? Join us for the tips and tricks to help you get started.

Speakers
avatar for James Hicks

James Hicks

Featured Panelist, Winning the War on Pants
Having presented at Otakon, Katsucon, and Derpycon, Winning the War on Pants proudly owns the title “The East Coast Convention Circuit’s Newest Panel Group.” They’ll bring enjoyable programs to Zenkaikon X and a fun time is guaranteed for all!


Friday March 22, 2019 8:45pm - 9:45pm CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

11:15pm CDT

Nat 20! The Audience Driven Adult Roleplay Game [18+]
Step bravely, dear traveler, for you are about to enter Zenkaikon’s dangerously fun live action parody D&D campaign! Step in and take the reigns as our party ventures on. How will you defeat the busty princess and her sidekick, Sex Appeal? Will you escape from the clutches of Tumblr? Come find out what surprises we have in store for you.

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Fernandez

Gavin Fernandez

Cosplayer, Photographer, Actor, Panelist
Hi! I'm Gavin, a 19 year old trans male navigating the cosplay world as a broke college student. I am an actor, cosplayer, panelist, musician, and artist. I am very proud to bring body positivity and transgender inclusivity to the cosplay community.I am currently the costume designer... Read More →
avatar for Carter Kucier

Carter Kucier

Odyssey Eight
South Park, Star Wars, NSP, Marvel (way better than DC), Pokemon, Little Shop of Horrors, Cats, School of Rock, Phantom of the Opera, IT, Stranger Things, Soul Eater, probably memes and other things too.Musician, French Horn and tenor voice- always down for barbershop quartets


Friday March 22, 2019 11:15pm - Saturday March 23, 2019 12:15am CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]
 
Saturday, March 23
 

3:45pm CDT

The 40 Tabletop Games You Must Play
These may not be the top 40 board games ever designed, nor are they the top 40 influential or otherwise important games. If you aspire to really understand tabletop, or if you have visions of designing your own games, these are the 40 games that, if you play them, will give you the widest possible perspective on what it means to make a good game (and what "good" even means). Join the GeekNights crew for an exploration of the boundaries of tabletop gaming. There are some gems in there.

Speakers
avatar for Rym DeCoster

Rym DeCoster

Producer, GeekNights
Producer and Host of GeekNights. Game design and UX professional. Regular lecturer at conventions like the Penny Arcade Expo and MAGFest.


Saturday March 23, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]
 
Sunday, March 24
 

9:45am CDT

How to be a Game Master and run a game.
Have you ever wanted to be the ring master of a party game but didn't know how? Have you ever considered being a Dungeons Master but had no clue where to start? Have you ever just wanted to take he reins so that you and your friends can have fun? Then this is the panel for you! Come and learn the tips and tricks to hosting a game and making sure that you and everyone have fun. And these tips and tricks apply to much more than just Dungeons and Dragons, but can be used in any group game!


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

11:00am CDT

Play (Dirty) to Win!
Ostensibly, you play games to win. (Assuming we're talking about competitive games: you're not playing to "win" Dungeons & Dragons… are you?) But are really? Shouldn't you be winning a lot more often? Maybe you should try that cheap strategy you've heard about. Punch below the belt. Memorize the deck. Read the FAQ. What's the line between playing to win and cheating? Is "playing dirty" even really a thing? Come for the degenerate strategies, stay for the soul-crushing revelations on winning.

Speakers
avatar for Rym DeCoster

Rym DeCoster

Producer, GeekNights
Producer and Host of GeekNights. Game design and UX professional. Regular lecturer at conventions like the Penny Arcade Expo and MAGFest.


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]
 


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