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Nov 1-4, 2018 Kansas City

Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center

Panels, Workshops, Seminars

Midwest GameFest features a line-up of fun panels, workshops, and seminars on a range of topics and interests.

Mega Game 2017
Star Wars 30 Year Retrospective 2017

Thursday at 7:00 PM
What's Up with Season 9 and Neo-Tokyo?
Host: Daniel Oliver
Special Guest and Shadowrun Missions line developer Daniel Oliver will present a primer on Season 9 and what challenges await runners in Neo-Tokyo. The session will feature a half hour Q&A at the end. Come learn more about the newest season of Missions, the Shadowrun organized play program from Catalyst Game Labs. We'll provide everything you need.
1 hr

Friday at 11:00 AM
Imp Director Overview
Host: David Berg
Imp Director is an interactive Amazon ALEXA Skill for GMs running RPG campaigns and sessions. It is designed to provide critical game information with a simple voice request. We will demo some of the features, explain what is in the works, and discuss how you can get involved in the project. Whether you are a GM that runs games off the cuff or one who plans out intricate campaigns months in advance, this overview will help you learn useful ways to implement the skill for your favorite game style.
1 hr

Saturday at 11:00 AM
Imp Director Overview
Host: David Berg

Saturday at 1:00 PM
Writing for RPGs
Host: Sterling Hershey
Join special guest writer, game designer, and cartographer Sterling Hershey for an introduction to writing for roleplaying games. This session broadly covers creating adventures, source material, and rules for RPGs. It also discusses the writing process for freelancing for game companies.

Saturday at 2:00 PM
What's Up with Season 9 and Neo-Tokyo?
Host: Daniel Oliver

Saturday at 3:00 PM
Creating Maps & Deckplans for Games and Stories
Host: Sterling Hershey
Join special guest cartographer, writer, and game designer Sterling Hershey for an introduction to creating maps and deckplans for tabletop games and/or storytelling support. This session covers the basic elements of map creation: story, style, technical tips, and an overview of working with writers and producers. Not an artist but need maps for your games, comic, or story? We'll also cover what information cartographers need to begin developing a map.

Saturday at 4:00 PM
Making your own card game - Starting Small
Host: New Experience Workshop
If you are an aspiring game designer, a small card game is the perfect place to start. There is so much that can be done with just a deck of cards that no matter how many games appear you CAN make something new! In this crash course Chris Amburn of New Experience Workshop shows you the outline for designing, funding, AND publishing YOUR first game. Open Q&A to follow.
2 hrs

Sunday at 11:00 AM
Imp Director Overview
Host: David Berg

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