Tabletop Gaming | Zenkaikon, Anime & Sci-Fi Convention, Lancaster PA

Zenkaikon, Anime & Sci-Fi Convention, Lancaster PA

April 1-3, 2016, Lancaster County Convention Center

Tabletop Gaming

The tabletop gaming room stands ready to entertain and challenge you!  We'll have a host of the latest and greatest board games to give you plenty to do in your down time. As always, our friendly staff will be on hand to help you choose the best game for your time and interests, and we'll be happy to teach any game in our inventory, so you can learn games you've never played before without suffering through rules migraines!

D&D 5th Edition One Shot: The Fountain of Redemption

Location: Tabletop Gaming Room

Salutations heroes, adventurers, and Bards looking to take the edge off before another night of romantic conquest:A cleric of the goddess Roathel, Tristan, has called on the city of Borealand's heroes and adventures to aid her in preserving a holy site: The Fountain of Redemption. She has returned from the western section of the Highcrag mountains with an unsettling tale: the fountain’s waters are spoiling, and strange magics hover visibly near the holy place. She fears that Fiends are planning to desecrate the fountain for their own nefarious purposes. Will you answer Heaven's call?

All characters will be lvl 10 and have already been pregenerated, with a couple of specialized upgrades for each of them. Additional character details will be up to your discretion.

Characters available: Human Fighter, Half Elf Paladin, High Elf WIzard, Wood Elf Druid, Aarakocra Monk, Aasimar Warlock, High Elf Artificer, Githrezai Cleric, Wood Elf UA Ranger, Changeling Sorcerer, Halfing Bard, Goblin Rogue

D&D Game with Puffin Forest

Location: Tabletop Gaming Room
Signup: Zenkaikon Information Desk, 2nd Floor

Puffin Forest is running a D&D game for attendees. Players don't need to bring anything. Pre-generated character sheets will be provided if players do not have them. New players welcome. 1st level. If you bring your own character it has to be AL legal, so any published material is fine, no UA, point buy, etc. 

Magic the Gathering CCG

Location: Tabletop Gaming Room

Standard Constructed Tournament

Once again, Zenkaikon will be hosting an officially sanctioned Magic: The Gathering TCG tournament on Saturday, running from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Tournament organization provided by Six Feet Under Games, just up the road in New Holland, PA! This will be a standard tournament! The tournament will use the Swiss pairing algorithm for advancement so expect to get lots of play time! The tournament is limited to 30 players.

  • The number of swiss rounds will be capped at 4 rounds. Swiss rounds means that each player participates in every round, regardless of whether they win or lose. Players are paired against an opponent with a similar win/loss record for each round. Each round will be fifty (50) minutes long. Each match will be played until one player has won two (2) games or time has been called.

Pathfinder 1st Edition One Shot: The Hunt of Count van Barovich

Location: Tabletop Gaming Room

The Kingdom of Cloudfell is looking for brave hunters, righteous champions, and mystical mages to save them from the tyrannical rule of the dreaded vampire Count Radu von Barovich.  Count von Barovich and his undead minions have stolen away many of the local townsfolk to slake their own terrible thirst for living flesh and souls of the innocent over the past few nights. Who will rise to challenge to save the land from Barovich's terrible grasp?

All characters will be lvl 11 and have already been pregenerated, with a couple of specialized upgrades for each of them. Additional character details will be up to your discretion.

Character available: Half Orc Barbarian, Aasimar Paladin, Elf Arcanist, Elf Psychic, Human Kineticist, Dwarf Cleric, Undine Ranger, Ifrit Inquisitor, Human Slayer, Kitsune Bard

Play Munchkin with Steve Jackson

Location: Tabletop Gaming Room
Signup: Zenkaikon Information Desk, 2nd Floor

Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Admit it. You love it.
Munchkin is the mega-hit card game about dungeon adventure . . . with none of that stupid roleplaying stuff. You and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items. And what magic items! Don the Horny Helmet and the Boots of Butt-Kicking. Wield the Staff of Napalm . . . or maybe the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment. Start by slaughtering the Potted Plant and the Drooling Slime, and work your way up to the Plutonium Dragon ... Fast-playing and silly, Munchkin can reduce any roleplaying group to hysteria. And while they're laughing, you can steal their stuff.

 Play The Fantasy Trip RPG with Steve Jackson

Location: Workshop Room
Signup: Zenkaikon Information Desk, 2nd Floor

A cinematic, "old school" RPG where swords and sorcery meet noble elves, greedy dragons, and gunpowder weapons may blow up in your face! Sign-ups are limited on a first-come, first served basis on the day of the event.

Play Zombie Dice with Steve Jackson

Location: Tabletop Gaming Room
Signup: Zenkaikon Information Desk, 2nd Floor

The Zombie Dice Game is sure to be a hit at your next ghoulish get-together. In this lively zombie game, you'll compete with other players to eat the brains of your victims, represented by 13 custom die. Stop rolling before the shotgun blast, or your turn is over. A party game that will have everyone in stitches!

Pokémon Sword and Shield Battle Frontier

Location: Tabletop Gaming Room
Signup: Tabletop Gaming Room, 1 hour before Sunday tournament (see schedule for times)

It's once again time to challenge the Battle Frontier Brains, but this time on Pokémon Sword and Shield for the Switch! Keep in mind, you will still need your own Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite and your own copy if Pokémon Sword or Shield. Just like previous challenges, you will be able to challenge our Frontier Brains for a chance at their Frontier Symbol. There will also be a tournament on Sunday for all of our challengers! Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for ban lists and updates throughout the convention. 

Uncle Yo's Crowd-Sourced RPG: the Witch is Dead [18+]

Location: Tabletop Gaming Room
Signup: Signup Here (advance online signup required)

Join Uncle Yo in a 1-page RPG about magical animals getting bloody vengeance for the death of their master. Even if you're not playing at the table, you, the audience, are a PART of the game. Sign-ups pre-con only, must be preregistered.