After the Empire at KublaCon!
May
26
May 28

After the Empire at KublaCon!

  • Burlingame Hyatt Regency

We'll be in the kickstarter/small publisher section for this event. We hope to see you there!

Here's some more info:
Make your plans for fun! KublaCon is the West Coast's largest gaming convention, with over 72 hours of non-stop gaming FUN! Running from Friday at 1pm to Monday at 5pm, you'll experience a huge choice of games from board games, to roleplaying, to special events of all sorts! Begin making your plans to join us this year by registering and booking your room at the hotel. Special hotel rates are available but are in limited quantities.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/KublaCon-Game-Convention/364804366909

After the Empire at GenCon 50!
Aug
17
Aug 20

After the Empire at GenCon 50!

We'll be at GenCon 50! Please come by and join us for a game!

Here's a little more information:
Gen Con is the original, longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world!
Featuring 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 16,500 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!
http://www.gencon.com/


After the Empire at Geekway to the West!
May
19
May 21

After the Empire at Geekway to the West!

  • St. Charles Convention Center

"Four days of peace, love, and board games in St. Charles, Missouri, May 18th-21st at the 13th annual Geekway to the West!"

Come join us for a wonderful weekend of gaming! Also, we will be at the Geekway prototype event on the tables in the lobby area near the library Friday night from 6pm - 9pm. We'll add details as we know more about our schedule and where else we'll be setting up for this event. See you there!

After the Empire at Gamestorm!
Mar
30
Apr 2

After the Empire at Gamestorm!

We've just returned from a wonderful weekend of fun in Utah for SaltCON 2017, where we met so many wonderful people and had some great and encouraging feedback for After the Empire!

Side by side games of After the Empire at SaltCON 2017!

Side by side games of After the Empire at SaltCON 2017!

We are very pleased to announce we'll be at Gamestorm this year at the end of this month, joining lots of other great vendors and opportunities for gaming and generally nerdy enjoyment with over 1000 games and panels! We've got demos scheduled all weekend, so log on and put your name in to secure your slot before they all fill up! Player signups will be open at noon on Saturday, March 11. To see what we have left, go to http://schedule.gamestorm.org/index.html. Here are our demo times for After the Empire:

March 31st
Friday 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

April 1st
Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

April 2nd
Sunday 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sunday 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

****  Hotel & Other Notes****
Red Lion Jantzen Beach
909 N Hayden Island Dr.
Portland, OR 97217

For the current version of the official map, go to: http://www.gamestorm.org/hotel-map/
Board gaming & Minis: Salons 1,3,4
Collectable Card Games, Hosted by Guardian Games: Crown Zellerbach
Video/LAN, Sponsored by Kumoricon: Flanders/Glisan
Dealers: Salon 2 West
Office, Swag, Security: Lovejoy
Organized Role Playing Games: Clark/Washington
RPGs:Overton/Pettygrove
Indie Hurricane!: Downstairs around the elevator below the restaurant
Panels: Pendleton
Hospitality: Hayden
Children's: Jantzen
Overflow / LARP: Clackamas
Large events: Clackamas
LARP: Weyerhaeuser, Multnomah, White Stag, Clackamas
Overnight Gaming: Clackamas

Gamestorm will have lots of other awesome events like organized role playing, LARPing, Cheating for Charity Munchkin, Play and Win, Math Trade, and many more.

If you want more info about Gamestorm, go to http://www.gamestorm.org/contact/, or reach out via social media outlets:

Facebook: gamestormcon
Twitter: @gamestormcon
registration@gamestorm.org.
http://www.gamestorm.org/attend/memberships/
http://www.gamestorm.org/attend/hotel/ for room availability and hotel@gamestorm.org
http://www.gamestorm.org/gamestorm-19-hours/.

After the Empire at Salt Con 2017!
Mar
3
Mar 5

After the Empire at Salt Con 2017!

  • David Conference Center

If you'll be in Utah, make sure to come visit us at this year's SaltCON at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT! Play a game with us, or just swing by and chat. We'll be there Friday - Sunday. Find us Friday 6pm-9pm in Prototype Alley! SaltCON runs the following days:

Thursday: 9am - 11pm
Friday: 9am - 11pm
Saturday: 9am - 11pm
Sunday: 9am - 10pm
(after hours open gaming 11pm - 9am Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

Get more details about it here: http://saltcon.com/saltcon-2017/
Check out the flyer: http://saltcon.com/wp-content/uploads/saltcon2017flyer.pdf

UNPUB board game playtesting event!
Feb
18
1:00 pm13:00

UNPUB board game playtesting event!

Portland Gamecraft is very pleased to announce that we will be at another UNPUB event , the UNPUB Mini Portland 2, on Feb 18 at the Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery (8231 SW Cirrus Dr, Beaverton, OR 97008) from 1pm - 7pm, likely in their "Archives" section. There will be a suggested donation of $5 for all attending to support the museum. Come on out and check out After the Empire and nearly a dozen local unpublished titles there with us by local designers who want your feedback! The museum plans to live-stream the event on their Twitch channel here: https://www.twitch.tv/imogap. For more details about the event, go here!

Below is a list of participating designers and their featured games:

“Game-On” by Damien Lopez - Card game // Augmented Reality // 2 - 4 players // 10+ depending on variant played - A fun and original amalgamation of traditional card gaming and augmented reality gaming. Enjoy one or all of the variants available to play; with or without the use of any smart device. 
https://gameongame.co/ 

“Emprise” - Dickie Adams - Dungeon Crawl / Fast - paced / Real - time / card game // 2 - 4 players // Work with your allies as you race through a dungeon in search of treasure and glory, but beware, only one adventurer can be the greatest .

“Haikosha” - Bryan Koch
2-3 // 12+ // 30 minutes // abstract
Haikosha challenges players to move their pieces from one side of the board to the other, towards a triangle of scoring spaces. The furthest spaces earn more points, but a couple pieces earn double points, while one piece earns triple points. Pieces do not have an inherent move that they are allowed, but each have a move that they themselves allow; one piece can move any other exactly one space, one moves them exactly two, and the valuable Mooch piece doesn't move any pieces anywhere, though it does score triple points. Players are not restricted to moving their own pieces, so long as the power of their piece is used to move another player's piece. 

“After the Empire” by Evan Halbert & Ryan Mauk: 1-4 players // age 13+ // 150 minutes // worker placement / resource management / Ameritrash / Combat // Set in 1282, European lords and ladies fight for territory to improve their cities, lands, and defenses in preparation for an invasion from an invading army. http://portlandgamecraft.com/after-the-empire/

“Potent Potions” - Sam Williams
3-5 players // 12+ // 30 min per player // euro style deduction based
“Potent Potions” pits 3-5 players in a head to head race to be the first to discover the elusive recipe to the Elixir of Life. It melds some of your favourite mechanics from a classic euro game with all the great parts of a deduction game like Clue.

“Huck Them Dice” - Chase Van Epps & Eli Sausville
2 - 4 // 12+ // 30 - 60min // War dice game w/ Drafting // In "Huck Them Dice" players strategically draft locations on the field of battle. Players or teams will compete over 2 resources: Energy and Factories. Conflict is resolved by Hucking dice and upgrading your robots to programmers to help your dice rolls. Resources are tight and battles are tense. Which faction will come out victorious? Only your skill and luck will decide! 

“H.E.A.D. Hunters” - James Campbell
2-4 // 10+ // 30 mins // Skirmish // H.E.A.D. Hunters is a new kind of tabletop game that combines a miniatures game with a collectible toy.
https://youtu.be/IFbnpZsTkwU

"Eridu" - Mohammad Ali
2-4 // 12+ // 6- minutes // Eurogame
In Eridu players take the role of caravanner in ancient Mesopotamia trying to improve their reputation by selling goods, erecting temples, bribing local magistrates, and hiring raiders. The base mechanic uses an action-taking rondel and requires a bit of planning to execute.

"Hidden Dragons" - Shawn Watson
2-4 Players//13+//30-60 minutes//Strategy// 2 Players go head-to-head with their elemental dragon armies to wield control over the Spirit Spheres, to control their enemy's home pagodas or to destroy their opponent entirely. But movement and attack can come from any direction as the board itself is played in 3 dimensions.

“Summiteers” - Chris Green + Andy Santos-Johnson // 2-5 players // Ages 8+ // 15-25 minutes // Style: Racing

In Summiteers, players race to be the first climber to reach the top of the mountain. Climbers take turns playing cards to ascend towards victory. However, the climb won't be that easy, as other players and even the mountain itself may have other plans.

“Leaf” - Tim Eisner
2-4//8+//20-30 min//abstract, tile placement//In “Leaf” players take turns adding leaf shapes to the forest floor. Each leaf has specific scoring requirements. Players attempt to connect their leaves to as many other leaves as possible to gain maximum scoring tokens points. When a leaf’s condition is met the scoring tokens are added to the root system, unlocking special powers and determining which player aided the tree the most.

After the Empire at Protospiel PDX
Jan
21
1:00 pm13:00

After the Empire at Protospiel PDX

  • 6406 SE Foster Rd. Portland, OR, 97206 USA

We are excited to be involved with Protospiel PDX @Red Castle Games (6406 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206). We will be joining 7 other Portland area game designers as we playtest our original, unpublished projects. See the game details below! Come on down, have some fun, share your feedback, and speak with the designers. Plus, you can bring your own game to playtest if time & space allow. Please visit the event page linked above to RSVP, as this helps show people that they should come, too! Also, invite your friends and leave a comment!

This event is sponsored by:
Print & Play an AdMagic Company
The GameCrafter
GAME-ON: The Tabletop & Augmented Reality Game System™

“Game-On” by Damien Lopez - Card game // Augmented Reality // 2 - 4 players // Ages: 10+ depending on variant played - A tabletop & augmented reality game system with 4 unique titles to play with or without your smart device. For more information visit:
https://gameongame.co/ 

"After the Empire" by Evan Halbert & Ryan Mauk: 1-4 players // age 13+ // 150 minutes // worker placement // resource management // Ameritrash Combat // Set in 1282, European lords and ladies fight for territory to improve their cities, lands, and defenses in preparation for an invasion from an invading army. http://portlandgamecraft.com/after-the-empire/

"Eridu" - Mohammad Ali
2-4 // 12+ // 6- minutes // Eurogame
In Eridu players take the role of caravanner in ancient Mesopotamia trying to improve their reputation by selling goods, erecting temples, bribing local magistrates, and hiring raiders. The base mechanic uses an action-taking rondel and requires a bit of planning to execute.

“Troll Town” - Sean Canton
2-5 // 13+ / 60+ min / resource management / structural strategy / feasting
Players cooperate to gather resources, appeasing a Troll Boss until a player can rise to power. 

"Hidden Dragons" - Shawn Watson
2-4 Players//13+//30-60 minutes//Strategy// 2 Players go head-to-head with their elemental dragon armies to wield control over the Spirit Spheres, to control their enemy's home pagodas or to destroy their opponent entirely. But movement and attack can come from any direction as the board itself is played in 3 dimensions.

“Huck Them Dice” - Chase Van Epps & Eli Sausville
2 - 4 // 12+ // 30 - 60min // War dice game w/ Drafting // In "Huck Them Dice" players strategically draft locations on the field of battle. Players or teams will compete over 2 resources: Energy and Factories. Conflict is resolved by Hucking dice and upgrading your robots to programmers to help your dice rolls. Resources are tight and battles are tense. Which faction will come out victorious? Only your skill and luck will decide! 

“Summiteers” - Chris Green + Andy Santos-Johnson // 2-5 players // Ages 8+ // 15-25 minutes // Style: Racing
In Summiteers, players race to be the first climber to reach the top of the mountain. Climbers take turns playing cards to ascend towards victory. However, the climb won't be that easy, as other players and even the mountain itself may have other plans.

“Leaf” - Tim Eisner
2-4//8+//20-30 min//abstract, tile placement//In “Leaf” players take turns adding leaf shapes to the forest floor. Each leaf has specific scoring requirements. Players attempt to connect their leaves to as many other leaves as possible to gain maximum scoring tokens points. When a leaf’s condition is met the scoring tokens are added to the root system, unlocking special powers and determining which player aided the tree the most.

Bi-weekly Game Design Meetup!
Jan
14
12:00 pm12:00

Bi-weekly Game Design Meetup!

Do you love locally designed games, being one of the first people to play up and comers, and/or need other designers to play and give feedback on YOUR locally designed up and coming game? Well, we go to the Portland Game Store all the time to playtest games and hang out. Of course we bring After the Empire, but it's also great fun to see all the other great stuff that the folks bring to these events. We will be in Washington for OrcaCon this weekend, but if you can't come see us up there, then definitely come to The Portland Gamestore and play some of the other great stuff being locally designed!

Look at the kind of stuff they put up with as you develop your game! It's our original high quality playtest board! Thanks Michael's craft store and binge-watching bad movies! You made this all possible!

Check out the meetup and join us: https://www.meetup.com/Stumptown-Gamecrafters-Guild/events/plptklyvqbpc/

"Come to The Portland Game Store to test out your newest game and talk design. We meet twice monthly to playtest, design and refine our work-in-progress games. Join us!"

After the Empire at OrcaCon!
Jan
13
Jan 15

After the Empire at OrcaCon!

  • OrcaCon at Holiday Inn - Downtown Everett

Portland Gamecraft (aka Evan Halbert & Ryan Mauk) will be showing After the Empire the second weekend of the new year! We will be enjoying all OrcaCon has to offer the whole weekend, so let us know if you want to setup a time to show us what you're working on or chat with us about our project. Or, just come by and check out the game! We've got the following set demo times and locations:

Friday, January 13th, 6pm-9pm: table #35
Saturday, January 14th, 10am-1pm: table #20

Please send us an email to let us know if you plan to take part in either of these times, and want a guaranteed spot. We'll send a confirmation email, but please check-in with us at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time day of to confirm your spot. Otherwise we'll be accepting players on a first-come, first-served basis. And, of course, we're always up to show the game any other time that weekend as free table-space allows, so if you can't make one of these times, just let us know!

We hope to see you there!

Sep
10
3:00 pm15:00

UNPUB board game playtesting event!

  • Guardian Games

We're excited to join the other wonderful games and designers for this night of unadulterated playtesting merriment, and hope you'll join us, too! Here's information about the event from the organizer:

We would like to invite to join us for UNPUB Mini Portland on Sept. 10, 2016, from 3p - 10p at Guardian Games (345 SE Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97214). Come playtest original, unpublished games by over 10 local tabletop game designers, and support their development by providing your invaluable feedback. Below is a list of featured titles and designers:  

After the Empire by Evan Halbert & Ryan Mauk - Worker placement / Resource management / Ameritrash / Combat // 1 - 4 players // 1282, European lords fight for territory to improve their cities, lands, and defenses in preparation for an invasion from an invading army. http://portlandgamecraft.com/after-the-empire/

Citizen Heroes by Jason Harris - Asymmetrical set collection / card game // 3 - 5 players // Players take on the role of ordinary citizens who join forces in order to remove the threats posed to Metroville by a devious villain, played by 1 other player.

The Planetary Phase by Joseph Sturgis - Semi-Cooperative / Euro-style // 3 - 5 players // Set in a not-to-distant future, players compete to have the highest reputation as Coordinators for the Earth Alleviation Service Exchange (EASE) by using resources to devise, launch and coordinate global service projects.  

Ninja Squares by Bryan Koch - Card placement / Strategy // // Collect the five weapons of the ninja by manipulating your opponents' cards while navigating mysteries and traps in order to take possession of your own cards. http://kochgames.com/NinjaSquares

Potent Potions by Sam williams - Euro-style / Resource Management / Deduction / Pick-up & Deliver // 3 - 5 players // Set in a fantastically illustrated world, players take control of a Druid of Fenwood Forest racing to discover the Elixir of Immortality.

Emprise by Dickie Adams - Dungeon Crawl / Fast - paced / Real - time / card game // 2 - 4 players // Work with your allies as you race through a dungeon in search of treasure and glory, but beware, only one adventurer can be the greatest .

Bummer Summer by Lee Benson - Turn-based / Card game // 2 - 4 players // Stuck at a dull summer camp, you and your fellow campers set out to lie, cheat and steal in order to avoid doing chores and earn special camp goodies.

Jane Austen's Dreams by Teresa Jackson - Strategy // 3 - 5 players // Take on the role of one of Jane Austen's classic heroines as they guide a 12 yr old Austen's growth as a writer by navigating scenes from her life and stories, in her dreams.

Game-On by Damien Lopez - Party game / Real - time / Abstract / Card game // 2 - 6 players // In this highly interactive party game, players use mini Player Cards to control larger Game Cards by matching colored shapes in order to earn points and win the game. https://gameongame.co/ 

Oracle by Bryan Corbett - Turn based / Casual game / Card game // 2 - 6 players (7 - 12 players with 2x copies of the game) // With the universe imploding around you, play as one of several races traveling from planet to planet in search of items that will help your people control the Oracle and survive. http://www.interstellaroracle.com/

This is a public, all ages event. If you have any questions, visit our Facebook Event page or feel free to contact Damien Lopez: damienlopezgames@gmail.com

We look forward to sharing a game or two with you!

See you around the table.

After the Empire will be at Pax NW Seattle (September 2-5)!
Sep
3
Sep 5

After the Empire will be at Pax NW Seattle (September 2-5)!

Portland Gamecraft, aka Evan Halbert and Ryan Mauk, are very pleased to announce that will be at Pax NW in Seattle showing off our game and running playtesting events, checking out all the other cool events and awesome games at the con, and hopefully meeting you! So if you're planning to be there, swing on by and say hi, or stay and try the game out if you've never had the chance! More details to follow as we learn them!

Here's our playtest schedule, @table H:
Saturday: 10am-2pm, 4pm-8pm
Sunday: 10am-2pm, 4pm-8pm
Monday: 10am-2pm