Below is the current event schedule for Madison Games Day 4. Events may be subject to change or omission due to circumstances beyond the control of the Madison Games Day organizers.

Submit your own events and we’ll add them to the schedule!

We have other exciting events that are currently pending final details. We’ll add them to the schedule as soon as we can!

| Roleplaying Games | Board & Card Games |
|Live Action |

Spotlight Events

Paint & Take Miniatures Event sponsored by Reaper Miniatures!

12noon – 6pm
Learn the art of prepping, painting, and finishing miniatures in this all-ages event! All materials are provided and you get to keep the miniature you paint. Stop in anytime between noon and 6pm!
Run by Beckie Kuipers

Rio Grande Board Game Table

Length: All day long!
# of Players: Up to 8
GM: John Todd Jensen
Description:
Open demos for newer Rio Grande titles and favorites like 2009 Spiel des Jahres winner, Dominion. Other games making an appearance will be Macao, Shipyard, Alea Iacta Est, Albion, Car(d)cassonne, Ra Dice Game, Samurai Card Game, and others. Games will be explained and taught.

Roleplaying Games

10am

Pending.

12noon

Borigon (Game with the Creator!)

Title: The Woods Are Deadly, Dark and Deep
Length: 8 hours
# of Players: 4+
GM: George Hrabovsky
Description:
The war is over, the forces of darkness has been vanquished, and the enemy leader captured. There is celebration in the streets. An urgent summons disrupts the happy celebration as the Ambassador of the Qadarric ask for your assistance in a matter of great delicacy; it seems that they have lost track of a demon in forests north of the city… This game can serve as many as want to play, but I want at least 4 players.
(This event is part of our Game with the Creator! track.)

Dragon Age Set 1: Introductory level adventure

Title: A Dirty Job
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 3 – 6
GM: Bill Bodden
Description:
The characters, down on their luck, have been pressed into service for the Duke’s hunting party as those who drive the wild game towards the hunters. It’s dirty and dangerous work, and who knows what creatures one might stumble upon while thrashing through the woods? The Duke has promised to pay the characters and allow them to go about their business – IF they survive…

Little Fears Nightmare Edition (Game with the Creator!)

Title: The Long Way Home
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 6
GM: Jason L Blair
Description:
Jimmy Dunn was a ten-year old boy when he ran away from home. And now, two years later, he’s still on his own. The road took Jimmy to Closetland. Can your kids help the boy finally find his way back home?
(This event is part of our Game with the Creator! track.)

Star Wars Saga Edition

Title: The Traitor’s Gambit
Length: 4 hours
# of Players: 4-6
GM: Grumbling Dwarf
Description:
Dawn of Defiance Episode I part 1
It is a dark time in the galaxy. The evil Galactic Empire has spread from the Deep Core to the Outer Rim, and everywhere the Empire’s tyranny can be felt. Fleeing from the oppression of the Emperor’s minions, agents of Senator Bail Organa have run to a remote space station above Brentaal. Known to be a vocal opponent of the Empire, Organa may be the last hope of freedom in the galaxy. In the hopes of stopping these dissidents before they can reach the Senator, the Empire has alerted its forces on Sel Zonn Station, where the struggle for liberty rages on, and the first sparks of rebellion have begun to burn. . . .

Players can bring 1st level characters adhering to campaign standards found on Wizards of the Cost website. Pregen characters will be provided.

Top 3 System

Title: Just A Game – Clockwork Horror
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 5
GM: Caz Granberg
Description:
Something has gotten loose on the streets of Victoria’s London. Panicked rumors tell of a monstrous figure, intent on mayhem. What will you do about it?

This introduction to the Top 3 system is a self-contained adventure.

2pm

In A Wicked Age

Length: 4 hours
# of Players: 5
GM: Tim Jensen
Description:
In A Wicked Age is a story-focused pulp sword and sorcery roleplaying game where the action focuses around one of four fantasy adventure themes: Blood and Sex, God Kings of War, The Unquiet Past, or A Nest of Vipers.

4pm

Aletheia (Game with the Creator!)

Title: Intro to Aletheia
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 5
GM: Monica Valentinelli
Description:
In Aletheia, you play a paranormal investigator with a psychic ability whose home base is at a mysterious, sprawling mansion in Seven Dogs, Alaska. Come play the game and meet one of the designers! The game was published by Abstract Nova Entertainment.
(This event is part of our Game with the Creator! track.)

Top 3 System

Title: Just A Game – Isle of Doctor Necreaux
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 5
GM: Caz Granberg
Description:
A freak storm hit your ocean liner and a few of you managed to make it to shore. But there is something very wrong on this island. Doctor Necreaux has been very busy, very busy indeed.

Set in the 50’s, this island adventure gone wrong introduces the Top 3 system.

6pm

D&D 4e

Title: The Burning of Newports
Length: 4 hours
# of Players: 5
GM: Boyan Radakovich
Description:
Play in the classic Dragonlance setting of epic fantasy heroism retold from the side of Verminaard’s Red Dragon Army. The one true god, Takhisis, has returned to Krynn to unite the failing nations and rebuild a glorious empire not seen for centuries. View the War of the Lance from the dark side.

This D&D game is designed to introduce players to the 4th edition system and the world of Dragonlance. No experience necessary. However, storyline carries many mature themes.

Star Wars Saga Edition

Title: The Traitor’s Gambit
Length: 4 hours
# of Players: 4-6
GM: Grumbling Dwarf
Description:
Dawn of Defiance Episode I part 2
It is a dark time in the galaxy. The evil Galactic Empire has spread from the Deep Core to the Outer Rim, and everywhere the Empire’s tyranny can be felt. Fleeing from the oppression of the Emperor’s minions, agents of Senator Bail Organa have run to a remote space station above Brentaal. Known to be a vocal opponent of the Empire, Organa may be the last hope of freedom in the galaxy. In the hopes of stopping these dissidents before they can reach the Senator, the Empire has alerted its forces on Sel Zonn Station, where the struggle for liberty rages on, and the first sparks of rebellion have begun to burn. . . .

Players can bring 1st level characters adhering to campaign standards found on Wizards of the Cost website. Pregen characters will be provided.

Covert Generation (Game with the Creator!)

Title: Federal Free-For-All
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 5
GM: Caz Granberg
Description:
This time the Generation is going up against a Federal target. A huge cache of cash money is about to disappear into some black bag operation. You and your agents have a chance to take it before it’s wasted.

Pregenerated characters will be made available and a brief intro will be provided.
(This event is part of our Game with the Creator! track.)

8pm

Dragon Age Set 1: Introductory level adventure

Title: A Dirty Job
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 3 – 6
GM: Bill Bodden
Description:
The characters, down on their luck, have been pressed into service for the Duke’s hunting party as those who drive the wild game towards the hunters. It’s dirty and dangerous work, and who knows what creatures one might stumble upon while thrashing through the woods? The Duke has promised to pay the characters and allow them to go about their business – IF they survive…

10pm

Pending.

Board & Card Games

10am

HSD Varsity Edition (Game with the Creator!)

Title: High School Drama
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 5
GM: Boyan Radakovich
Description:
Play a teenager in high school trying to get your clique to take over the school. Hook up with other students in the game or spread vicious rumors about your rivals. Cash in your fake friends for points at special events like prom and the gaming convention. The player with the most yearbook signatures at the end of graduation wins.

High School Drama is an American-style card game with light role-playing elements and is a fast, fun game. All players welcome.
(This event is part of our Game with the Creator! track.)

12pm

Dark Conspiracy: Minion Hunter (Game with the Creator!)

Title: Minion Hunter with the Master
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 5
GM: Lester Smith
Description:
Come play the Dark Conspiracy: Minion Hunter board game with the designer. Save the world from the clutches of the evil ET, Morlocks, Fey, and Nukids. Gain mystic empathic powers, cyborg enhancements, and big guns. Try not to get lost in a protodimensional vortex–or the dreaded hospital.
(This event is part of our Game with the Creator! track.)

Fresko

Title: Fresko
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 4
GM: Boyan Radakovich
Description:
Play as a master painter renovating the classic cathedral frescoes for the Bishop in this excellent German board game. Fresko will likely be nominated for the Spiel des Jahres award for best family board game. Play it here before the announcement is made and earn enough geek cred for the summer.

Fresko is a medium weight European-style board game that uses resource management and an innovative initiative system that plays in 45 minutes.

2pm

B Movie Card Games (Game with the Creator!)

Title: B Movie Card Games Challenge #2
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 8
GM: Lester Smith
Description:
Q. What do saucer people, wolf-men, monsters at a sci-fi con, medieval conjurers, and fencers have in common?

A. A standard poker deck, and game designer Lester Smith. Add a d6 wrestling game and you have the makings of a B movie extravaganza! (No experience necessary.)
(This event is part of our Game with the Creator! track.)

Cineplexity! (Game with the Creator!)

Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 6
GM: JonMichael Rasmus
Description:
CINEPLEXITY® brings movie fans together for delightful movie madness! Each round, players race to name a movie that includes elements from two CINEPLEXITY Cards. Be the first to come up with a title and you win a point.
(This event is part of our Game with the Creator! track.)

Various Out of the Box Party Games (Game with the Creator!)

Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 6
GM: John Kovalic
Description:
Various party games from Out of the Box and Steve Jackson games, including What the Phraze, John’s newest game.
(This event is part of our Game with the Creator! track.)

4pm

B Movie Card Games (Game with the Creator!)

Title: B Movie Card Games Challenge #2
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 8
GM: Lester Smith
Description:
Q. What do saucer people, wolf-men, monsters at a sci-fi con, medieval conjurers, and fencers have in common?

A. A standard poker deck, and game designer Lester Smith. Add a d6 wrestling game and you have the makings of a B movie extravaganza! (No experience necessary.)
(This event is part of our Game with the Creator! track.)

Nanuk (Game with the Creator!)

Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 5-8
GM: Brett Myers
Description:
Play the latest hit board game from Steve Jackson Games with co-designer Brett Myers! This two-hour block allows for multiple sessions of the game.
(This event is part of our Game with the Creator! track.)

Walk the Plank

Title: Walk the Plank
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 8
GM: Bill Bodden
Description:
Walk the Plank is a fast-paced card game where players must capture at least one trick every hand or be out of the game. A full game only takes fifteen minutes to play, and can accommodate up to 9 players at a time. Rules are easy to learn and will be taught before play begins in each session.

6pm

8pm

10pm

Walk the Plank

Title: Walk the Plank
Length: 2 hours
# of Players: 8
GM: Bill Bodden
Description:
Walk the Plank is a fast-paced card game where players must capture at least one trick every hand or be out of the game. A full game only takes fifteen minutes to play, and can accommodate up to 9 players at a time. Rules are easy to learn and will be taught before play begins in each session.

Submit your own board and card game events!

Live Action Events

2pm

Long Live the King

Title: Long Live the King
Length: 4 hours
# of Players: 5
GM: Matt M McElroy
Description:
The king is dead… Finally! Through a skillful combination of live-action intrigue and strategic use of resources, you might become the next ruler of the land. Long Live the King is a live-action strategy game for 5 or more players.

Long Live the King is a dynamic game that marries the diabolical treachery and scheming of the best strategic board and card games with the pomp and circumstance of the most elaborate live-action games. In the role of an ailing king, the gamemaster participates in the roleplaying while moderating the rules.

Throughout the Day

IFGS Live Action Fantasy Events

Time: Short events over the course of 8 Hours
GM: IFGS
Description:
Join the fine folks of the International Fantasy Gaming Society’s Madison Chapter in the courtyard for a variety of fantasy-themed live action events!

This event runs from noon to 8pm but is comprised of multiple short events. Just drop by and try some the IFGS events they’ll be running.

Submit your own live action events!