Gaming

Dragon Con, Game on.

In 2020, join thousands in a world of limitless adventures.

Don’t have a “Meltdown!” We won’t leave all of you gamers “Alone in the Dark” by going virtual. If you’re “Commander Keen” on gaming, it’s your “Quest” to grab a “Paladin” (Get it? “pal and then?”) join us for the “Kaos” for all-day gaming. This is the “Ultima” way to get your favorite Dragon Con gaming experience without spending your “Time Runners” over to AmericasMart Building 1 and playing “Frogger” over Peachtree Street.

Okay. We’re done with the game puns. We know they are “OverKill.”

That was the last one. Promise.

Role-Playing

In 2021, Campaign Gaming will be offering 5 signature campaign offerings, 4 of which have been extremely successful in years past, and 1 new offering.  Returning campaigns include Catalyst Lab’s ShadowRun Missions (SRM/CMP), Paizo’s Pathfinder Society (PFS) and Starfinder Society (SFS), and WotC’s D&D Adventurers League (DDAL).  The one new campaign offering this year is Torg Eternity’At present, we do not have a firm commitment on the specific events that will be offered, as release schedules for events have not been finalized by the various companies that offer Campaign style gaming.

We will be offering both in-person gaming and Virtual gaming content this year.  DDAL, SRM, and DCM will all offer in-person gaming at the convention.  DDAL will also offer virtual gaming content, while PFS/SFS will be exclusively virtual for this year’s show.

Virtual gaming content can be found at TableTopEvents: https://tabletop.events/conventions/dragon-con-rpg-2021, and will have a separate ‘badge’ and ‘event’ cost.  Participants do not need a Dragon Con in-person membership to participate.

In-person gaming content can be found on our standard Gaming Registration site: http://gaming.dragoncon.org, and will of course require a Dragon Con in-person membership to participate. In addition, all  in-person event schedule will be available via the Dragon Con 2021 app.

When current release schedules are available (ensuring the ability to provide the newest event scenarios, while being able to guarantee these scenarios will be received in a timely fashion for the show), we will update the Gaming Registration website and the TableTopEvents websites.

Campaign Information

D&D Adventurers League (DDAL)

D&D Adventurers League Events uses the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Rules. For all D&D Adventurers League Events, participation requires membership in the RPGA/DCI and a character created using the Character Creation Guidelines available from the following website: http://www.dndadventurersleague.org. Please refer to this website for additional information.

D&D OnDemand, under the DDAL umbrella, are scheduled 2-hour events for those who are wanting an introduction to D&D Adventurers League, or even just to 5th Edition D&D, or just have a couple hours to kill.  These events are geared towards new characters and new players.  Pre-generated characters, basic rules, dice, and pencils will be provided for those who wish to just show up and play.  The D&D OnDemand events will even cater to replay, as the available content varies from slot to slot.  All that is required is 2 Generic Tickets, which can be purchased at Gaming Registration. These events will run every 2 hours from 9am to 9pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday and 9am to 3pm Monday.

D&D Experience, under the DDAL umbrella, is a multi-slot event that takes place over the course of the convention. You will keep the same great DM and players for the entire series of adventures. Your one ticket covers all the listed slots of your track. We are offering 2 different tracks this year, with each track having 2 different slot offerings.  These events will be played in a smaller room away from the main DDAL gaming area.  These are very limited in quantity to ensure the very best gaming experience, and are priced accordingly.

Pathfinder Society (PFS)

Again, PFS will only be available via our Virtual offering.

Pathfinder Society uses Paizo’s Pathfinder Rules. For all Pathfinder Society Events, participation requires membership in Paizo’s Organized Play system and a character created using the Character Creation Guidelines available from the following website, http://paizo.com/pathfinderSociety. Please refer to this website for additional information.

PFS Quests, under the Pathfinder Society umbrella, we will be offering walk-up 1(ish) hour mini-events for those who want to just drop by and play a little Pathfinder based D&D (please note that this is not 5th Edition, but the Pathfinder 2E ruleset which is newly released at GenCon 2018).  There are 6 1(ish) hour events available, so you can always play for longer if you want.  Each 1(ish) hour event requires 1 Generic Ticket, which can be purchased at Gaming Registration.

Starfinder Society (SFS)

Again, SFS will only be available via our Virtual offering.

Starfinder Society uses Paizo’s Starfinder Rules. For all Starfinder Society Events, participation requires membership in Paizo’s Organized Play system and a character created using the Character Creation Guidelines available from the following website, http://paizo.com/starfinderSociety. Please refer to this website for additional information.

SFS Quests, under the Starfinder Society umbrella, we will be offering walk-up 1(ish) hour mini-events for those who want to just drop by and play a little Starfinder based D&D (please note that this is not 5th Edition, but the Starfinder ruleset which was based on Pathfinder 1E).  There are 5 1(ish) hour events available, so you can always play for longer if you want.  Each 1(ish) hour event requires 1 Generic Ticket, which can be purchased at Gaming Registration.

ShadowRun Missions (SRM or CMP)

Again, SRM will only be available in-person for this year’s show.

ShadowRun Missions uses Shadowrun 6th Edition Rules. For all Shadowrun Missions Events, participation requires a character created for Shadowrun 5ed using the rules found at http://www.shadowruntabletop.com/missions/. Please refer to this website for additional information.

Delphi Council Missions (DCM)

Again, DCM will only be available in-person for this year’s show.

Delphi Council Missions uses the current version of the TORG Eternity rules (by Ulisses North America), which are located at http://torg-gamereference.com/. You can also get a copy of the campaign rules at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/350905/Torganized-Play-Shared-Campaign

Video Gaming

Tournaments available for Dragon Con 2021:

All tournaments will be held in AmericasMart Building 1 on the second floor.

Overwatch. This is a $50 entry event ($10 per player on each team), taking place on Saturday September 4th @ 4PM EST.

MTG Arena. This is a $20 entry event, taking place on Sunday September 5th @ 4PM EST.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Singles. This is a $10 entry event, taking place Friday September 3rd @ 4PM EST. There will be a player cap of 64 players.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Doubles. This is a $20 entry event ($10 per player on each team), taking place Friday September 3rd @ 8PM EST. There will be a player cap of 32 teams.

Pokemon Unite (5v5). This is a $50 entry event ($10 per player on each team), taking place on Saturday September 4th @ 4PM EST.

Dragonball FighterZ. This is a $10 entry event, taking place Saturday September 4th @ 8PM EST. There will be a player cap of 64 players.

Tekken 7. This is a $10 entry event, taking place Sunday September 5th @ 4PM EST. There will be a player cap of 64 players.

Guilty Gear Strive. This is a $10 entry event, taking place Sunday September 5th @ 8PM EST. There will be a player cap of 64 players.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Doubles. This is a $20 entry event ($10 per player on each team), taking place Friday September 3rd @ 6PM EST. There will be a player cap of 32 teams.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Singles. This is a $10 entry event, starting on Saturday September 4th @ 1PM EST for pools upto top 24. Top 24 will take place Sunday September 5th @ 2PM EST. There will be a player cap of 128 players.

Pre-Registration for all the events listed above can be found at https://smash.gg/dragoncon2021.

Collectable Card Gaming

Dragon Con is excited to extend our 10+ year partnership with Sunmesa Events to present an extensive roster of Magic: The Gathering events including: an open hours league with eight player drafts featuring sealed Modern Horizons, Brawl and other popular formats including Magic: The Gathering Drafts on Demand during all open hours of the Gaming Hall each day.

There will be multiple tournaments of the Ascension deck building game, Thursday through Sunday.

Other Magic: The Gathering events include Throwback Thursday, Early Bird Forgotten Realms Draft and other sealed themed events including Commander Sealed, Forgotten Realms Sealed, Kaldhiem Sealed, Strixhaven Sealed, and Zendikar Rising Sealed.

There will be three Chaos drafts featuring Legends booster packs.

On Monday, a Last Chance Magic: The Gathering sealed event to round out the weekend!

We are also excited to bring back many popular games such as: Lord of the Rings TCG: Check out our Cube Draft of one of the most popular licensed games ever. Star Wars CCG Cube Draft, and other classics. Also, Returning to Dragon Con after a many years absence is PokeMon! Trainers get your decks Ready!

Additionally, there will be a series of standalone card games presented by Rose Tatu Productions. Card based games may be fast and fun or they can be complex and full of strategy. Rose Tatu Productions will be teaching many stand-alone games that are played; mostly, just with cards. The cards will tell you what they can do, but you decide how best to play each one. Come by and learn games such as Century Spice Road, Fields of Green, 7 Wonders, Dixit, Arkham Horror LCG, and more. Set learning and demo times can be found in the Dragon Con App or in the Dragon Con Gaming Guide.

We will also feature Dead Collectable Card Games. Do you miss sailing the 7 Seas, dodging 10,000 bullets in Shadow Fist, Finding the Truth in the X-Files? Stop by Thursday, Friday and Saturday and sign up. Then Bring out your Dead card games to play with others on Sunday from 2PM – 9PM. (or anytime during free play!)

Full details of the schedule can be found at gaming.dragoncon.org

National Security Decision Making Game

The fine folks from the National Security Decision Making Game (NSDMG) will return to the convention this year in 2021, observing the 30th anniversary of their founding right here at Dragon Con. If you pay attention to the news or current events, or have an interest in military and geopolitics, it is a hoot! They will be running different formats of their game, plus giving some great lectures and panels. They focus on contemporary, historical and futuristic geopolitical, military, technological, and economic issues.

In the NSDM political, military, and economic role-playing game: “You players are the congress. You over there, you’re the Cabinet. You folks in the corner are the Joint Chiefs. This guy’s the President. The scenario is: it’s the world as you know it today. Fix it. You may start now.”

New issues and problems arise in every game with different nations in play, showing a range of real issues across the world and modeling a number of different political systems through which the players navigate. Can you affect Iranian policy as the US? Can you take-on the Ukraine playing Russia? As China, can you keep the West from interfering with your ascent to superpower status? And how do you solve a problem like Korea? Several of the games are ear-marked specifically for science fiction and futuristic themes such as artificial intelligence and robotics, space exploration and exploitation, nuclear reactor disasters, electromagnetic pulse, supervolcanoes, and of course, pandemics.

Werewolf Schedule

Thursday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Michael Mirth presents Castle Thrax/ 1 Edition Module

Thursday (Starting Games) 8:00 pm – 4:00am Werewolf

Friday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am Werewolf

Friday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Play to win board games

Saturday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am Werewolf

Saturday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Play to win board games

Saturday (Bezier sponsored Pizza Party!!!!!) 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am Werewolf

Sunday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Play to win board games