FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
At 10am we kick off our organised play events. Godtear is already having a huge year in 2018, and it’s hard to believe it was right here at SteamCon UK in 2016 that the game’s first teaser images were released to the public. We’re setting aside time each day for Godtear events as well as plenty of room for Godtear open play. The events are currently just marked as ‘X Godtear Event’ in the schedule, but rest assured that there will be plenty of opportunities for Early Access players to throw down with their favourite warband as well as for players new to Godtear to take this exciting new miniatures game out for a spin. As we get closer to SteamCon UK, we will give updates on all of the ‘X events’ as well as additional information on a number of introductory formats ranging from traditional demos to full game intros and even a look into the scenario and campaign system. We look forward to seeing you there and hope that you are able to claim the power of the gods for your own!
At 10am we’ll also be starting the infamous last chance qualifier (LCQ) for the Guild Ball World Championship. The winner of this event will get invited to play in the World Championship Finals on the Sunday. Previously, we ran the LCQ all in a single day and it was a monster of an event which took 12-14 hours to complete. This year we’re going to try things a little differently. We’re going to run the first four rounds of the LCQ on Friday, after which we will ‘cut’ to the top 8 players. Those players will return to complete the final three rounds on Saturday, again starting at 10am. This will give the vast majority of people the chance to go and enjoy the other aspects of SteamCon. One of those aspects is the triumphantly returning Rookie League, which was one of the most enormously popular aspects of last year’s SteamCon
At last year’s SteamCon we trialled a challenge table for Dark Souls™: The Board Game where the Unkindled (you!) tried to take down the mighty Ornstein & Smough with our specially equipped heroes. This year challenge table will return, but this time featuring one of the game’s mega bosses. Which one? You’ll have to come along to find out…
Are there games in the Steamforged library that you haven’t tried yet? We’ve already mentioned that there will be plenty of opportunity to have a demo of Godtear, but there will also be demos available for the hugely popular Dark Souls™: The Card Game as well as Resident Evil™ 2 - The Board Game. Alternatively, if you’re already a fan of all our other games, come and ask us for a demo of Guild Ball!
At about midday we’ll start our seminars. SteamCon seminars have become a fan favourite so we’ve secured a much larger space for our seminars than we have in previous years. We don’t have final details on what the seminar schedule will be for this year, but you should expect to see the return of fan favourites such as the ‘design a model’ series as well as a variety of background-based seminars with SFG Lead Writer Sherwin Matthews.
After a hard day of having fun, we all get to relax at the SteamyCon Mixer. This is a fantastic opportunity to get some face to face time with the Steamforged staff, including the developers of your favourite games. In previous years we’ve also given away a set of limited edition Guild Ball stat cards to each person at the mixer, I wonder what the cool swag could be this time?