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Renegade News

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Gen Con 2024

Retail Booth

Visit us at Gen Con at booth #1619 to see (and buy!) the latest and greatest Renegade games! We'll have something for everyone; deck-building games, roleplaying games, miniatures to paint, solo games, and more!

If you're looking to try out a Renegade title you've been eyeing, read on to learn about our Demo Room (Room 139)!

Game Demos

Demo upcoming Renegade games in our dedicated space, ICC Room 139! The Renegade Demo team will be on-hand to teach the new hotness! Both open demos and ticketed learn-to-plays are available!

The following games will be available for demo at GenCon 2024:

  • Heroscape
  • The Vale of Eternity
  • Robo Rally: Transformers
  • Robo Rally
  • Shipwrights of the North Sea: Redux
  • Nexus Ops
  • The Search for UAPs
  • Lotus
  • Acquire
  • Diplomacy

Plus, we've got daily special events, tournaments, learn-to-plays, and more! There are so many ways to get involved!

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Gen Con Pre-Order Pick-Up

GEN CON PRE-ORDER PICKUP IS NOW CLOSED

Wednesday, July 31, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Room 139

If you pre-ordered any games for Gen Con, you can come grab your games before the convention even starts in Room 139, during our Pre-order Pick-up, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM! If you can't make it then, pre-order pickup is also available anytime Room 139 is open! Pre-ordering will get you exclusive promo items, early access to games, and the benefit of skipping the lines!

Be sure to place any orders before July 8th, as that's the cut-off for Gen Con pick-up orders!

Shop our Gen Con Pre-Order Options Here!

Heroscape 2025 Exclusive Sneak Preview

 

Thursday, August 1, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Room 139

Be among the very first fans in the world to see a preview of what's to come for Heroscape in 2025 before any of it is announced during this no-cameras-allowed (no photography or video) private presentation! Plus, take home some fun swag items exclusive to this event.

Seats are limited to the first 60 fans who sign-up!

This event is still being added by Gen Con - check back soon for the sign up link!

World of Darkness LARP

The Auction House is packed to the gills with exotic artifacts recovered from a "museum" that burned down in Vienna, Austria... that was actually the Vienna Chantry. Those artifacts cannot fall into the wrong or mortal hands... shouldn't they be instead in your immortal care?

Join us for our World of Darkness LARP event on Friday, August 2nd at 7pm. There are a limited number of tickets, so be sure to sign up ASAP!

Check back soon for the sign up link!

Essence20 Worlds Collide: The Pony Puzzle


 
Saturday, August 3, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Room 139

What is Worlds Collide: The Pony Puzzle?

Worlds Collide: The Pony Puzzle is the second Essence20 multi-table mega event where groups of 6th level Player Characters, each at their own table with their own Game Master, work together for 3 hours to accomplish a united goal while a Master of Ceremonies oversees the event, tracking their victories and announcing their progress. Each team of heroes will need to work together to figure out puzzles to unlock areas for adventure, then either travel to the area or focus on the next puzzle, until they unlock and explore every area! If players make it far enough, they just may discover what has caused their universes to collide, and solve the ultimate puzzle - find a way home!

Attendees will take home a swag bag which includes a coupon to pick up one free RPG book of your choice at the booth, or from the webstore!

Check out this helpful guide on creating crossover characters for this event!

Adventure Teaser

Hundreds of heroes from different worlds suddenly teleport to a field outside of Ponyville, right by Sweet Apple Acres. Some of these heroes thought they were teleporting home after defeating Lord MindWaveZ and saving the multiverse. Others were home and have no idea where they are or why. On top of that, traveling between dimensions changed some of these heroes, giving them brighter hair, insignias on their skin, and animal attributes.

Check back soon for the sign up link!

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Heroscape

Celebrate the 2024 launch of Heroscape with us at Gen Con! Whether you are a seasoned Heroscape veteran or a new-comer to the Heroscape scene, we have an event for you! Start from scratch on an even playing field with a Battle Box event, or bring your collection to a premade event!

1: Battle Box Events: Test your skills by competing with the new Battle for the Wellspring: Battle Box! Plus, you'll get the Shiori Premium Painted mini for free when you play! Sign up now, because spots are filling fast!

  • Thursday, August 1st
      • 11:00 AM
      • 3:00 PM
  • Friday, August 2nd
      • 11:00 AM
      • 3:00 PM
      • 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 3rd
      • 11:00 AM
      • 3:00 PM
      • 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 4th
      • 11:00 AM

2. Premade Events: Bring your own Heroscape army and compete against other players at Gen Con! Get more special prizes, including an exclusive Heroscape t-shirt!

  • Thursday, August 1st
      • 1:00 PM
  • Friday, August 2nd
      • 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 3rd
      • 10:00 AM

3. Heroscape: 20th Anniversary Championship: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Heroscape with us at Gen Con! Battle it out with the best of the best at the ultimate test of skill and prowess. The championship will take place on Saturday August 3rd at 3:00 PM!

Check back soon for the sign up link!

Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals

North American Continental Conclave

Are you ready to showcase your strategic prowess and compete against fellow Rivals enthusiasts? Look no further than the North American Continental Conclave (Friday, 11 AM, Hall D, 64 players): Gather to compete in the biggest Rivals championship-level tournament of the year, the North American Continental Conclave! Princes of the City and other kindred will face off in 4-5 rounds of 4-player swiss matches, vying for a place on the council (Top 16).

Check back soon for sign up links!

Axis & Allies

 

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Don't miss your chance to be part of these thrilling Axis & Allies tournament events. Whether you choose the World Championship, Global 1942, or Anniversary Tournament, prepare for intense battles, strategic maneuvers, and the opportunity to showcase your skills against worthy opponents. Enlist now, mark your calendars, and get ready for the ultimate test of military strategy. The battlefield awaits!

  1. Axis & Allies Global 1942 Tournament (Thursday, 10:00 AM, Hall C, 24 players): Experience the epic scale of strategic warfare in the Axis & Allies Global 1942 Tournament. Combining the Europe and Pacific maps into one massive battleground, this tournament takes intensity to a whole new level. Join the Entry Round on Thursday, August 3 in Hall C at 10:00 AM, and fight your way through subsequent rounds to claim glory in the Finals on Saturday, August 5 at 9:00 AM.
  2. Axis & Allies Anniversary Tournament (Thursday, 4:00 PM, Hall C, 20 players): Experience the thrill of commanding the forces of history in the Axis & Allies Anniversary Tournament. This tournament offers a unique opportunity to prove your strategic genius and claim victory on a grand scale. Join the Entry Round on Thursday, August 3 in Hall C at 4:00 PM and progress through the rounds to reach the Finals on Sunday, August 6 at 8:00 AM.
  3. Axis & Allies World Championship Tournament (Friday, 9:00 AM, Hall C, 64 players): Get ready for the ultimate clash of strategic minds at the Axis & Allies World Championship Tournament, the pinnacle of tabletop warfare gaming. Join 32 teams of two as they battle it out for the coveted championship title. Don't miss your chance to prove your skills and make history! Enlist now to get in on the Entry Round!

Looking for more of an introductory experience? Find our Axis & Allies Beginner events in the Learn to Play Events section below!

 

Robo Rally

Robo Rally World Championship Tournament

Join us for the Robo Rally World Championship Qualifiers on Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 PM and Friday, August 2 at 7:00 PM. Compete against other skilled programmers, showcase your robot's speed and agility, and strive for a top placement that will secure your spot in the prestigious Robo Rally Championship Finals.

On Saturday, August 3 at 7:00 PM, witness the electrifying culmination of the tournament as the finest competitors from the qualifiers battle it out in the Robo Rally World Championship Finals. Experience the intensity as strategies unfold, lasers blaze, and robots maneuver through treacherous terrain. Will you emerge as the Robo Rally World Champion and claim the coveted Twonky Trophy grand prize?

Check back later for the sign up link!

Super Robo Rally

Experience the thrill of controlling real 1-foot tall robots on a massive 20'x20' LEGO board with Team Hassenplug! Using a provided special programming device, you'll guide your robot through an exciting race, maneuvering from one checkpoint to the next.

Test your skills, strategy, and speed in this larger-than-life robotic adventure. Don't miss out on this extraordinary experience that combines technology, creativity, and competition. Take part in the future of gaming and sign up for one of the Super Robo Rally events, happening Thursday - Sunday, but be quick - tickets are selling out FAST!

Looking for more of an introductory experience? Find our Introduction to Robo Rally in the Learn to Play Events!

Diplomacy

United States Diplomacy Championship

Join us for a premier championship event hosted by Rogue Judges. Immerse yourself in the largest Diplomacy tournament in the country, where diplomacy and strategy collide. Engage in intense diplomatic negotiations, alliances, and betrayals as you compete for supremacy on the Diplomacy board!

Diplomacy Tournament Qualifiers - Participate in one or more of the four Diplomacy Championship Qualifiers! Test your skills, navigate the intricate webs of diplomacy, and aim to secure your place in the Top Board.

  • Thursday, August 1
      • 12:00 PM
      • 8:00 PM
  • Friday, August 2
      • 12:00 PM
      • 8:00 PM

Diplomacy Tournament Final - The Top Board features the seven Best Country winners from all qualifiers. Witness the pinnacle of Diplomacy gameplay as these elite diplomats battle it out for ultimate victory. Will you rise to the challenge and claim the crown?

  • Saturday, August 3
      • 4:00 PM

Check back soon for sign up links!

Acquire

Get ready to engage in a thrilling battle of wit and strategy in the Acquire World Championship. Prove your prowess in the world of high finance as you strategize, speculate, and outmaneuver your opponents.

Only the most skilled players will advance to the final board, where the ultimate champion will be crowned. Compete for fame, glory, and exciting prizes in this intense showdown of business acumen. Are you ready to stake your claim for fame and glory? Sign up now and embark on a thrilling journey to become the first World Champion Acquire! Two tournament qualifiers means twice as many chances to make the Championship Board.

Acquire Tournament Qualifier

  • Saturday, August 3
      • 10:00 AM
      • 12:00 PM

Those who qualify, will participate in the Acquire Tournament Final on Saturday, August 3 at 2:00pm!

Check back soon for sign up links!

The Search for Lost Species

The Search for Lost Species Gen Con Championship (Friday, 2 PM, Hall D, 16 players): Immerse yourself in a thrilling competition that celebrates the wonders of nature and the spirit of discovery! Join fellow scientists from all corners of the globe as you search for lost species and unravel the secrets of the natural world.

With a supportive and inclusive community, this championship welcomes both seasoned explorers and curious newcomers. Unleash your passion for exploration and compete for the coveted title of Search for Lost Species Gen Con Champion!

Check back soon for sign up links!

The Search for Planet X

Search for Planet X Gen Con Championship (Thursday, 3PM, Hall D, 32 players): Prepare for an astronomical adventure unlike any other at the Search for Planet X Gen Con Championship! Join fellow scientists in an exhilarating competition to locate the elusive Planet X. Delve into the realm of celestial phenomena, decipher clues, and unravel the secrets of the cosmos.

Whether you're an experienced astronomer or a curious novice, this championship welcomes all seekers of knowledge. Engage in a community of like-minded explorers and ignite your passion for discovery.

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Robo Rally Transformers

Learn how to play Robo Rally: Transformers! Play as legendary robots like Megatron and Optimus Prime, as you navigate a dangerous racecourse and speed across the planet’s cities and deserts. Convert between your alt (vehicle) and bot modes to dart in and out of buildings, jump across obstacles, and attack your rivals. Whether your a long-time Robo Rally lover or a Transformers fan ready for some good old fashioned boardgaming fun, this game will be a hit!

We have learn to play events scheduled throughout the weekend to accommodate different schedules! Check out the details below!

  • Robo Rally: Transformers Learn to Play
    • Thursday, August 1
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Sign-Up Here
  • Robo Rally: Transformers Learn to Play
    • Friday, August 2
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Sign-Up Here
  • Robo Rally: Transformers Learn to Play
    • Saturday, August 3
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Sign-Up Here
  • Robo Rally: Transformers Learn to Play
    • Sunday, August 4
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Sign-Up Here

Check back soon for sign up links!

Robo Rally

Gear up for a thrilling adventure in the world of Robo Rally! Our Robo Rally Introduction events are the perfect opportunity for newcomers to dive into this fast-paced and strategic board game. Learn the rules, master the programming, and unleash your robot's potential. Our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way, ensuring an exciting and engaging experience. Don't miss your chance to join the race!

We have learn to play events scheduled throughout the event to accommodate different schedules, but hurry and secure your spot now as they are filling up quickly!

  • Thursday, August 1
      • 8:00 AM
  • Friday, August 2
      • 8:00 AM

Check back soon for sign up links!

Acquire

Come learn to play the classic game of strategy by Sid Sackson. Vie against other magnates to build hotels and capitalize on mergers - buying, trading, and selling stocks to acquire all the wealth.

Learn to Play Acquire on Saturday, August 3 at 8:00 AM!

Check back soon for sign up links!

The Vale of Eternity

Since it's release, The Vale of Eternity has been taking the gaming world by storm! Join one of our learn to play events to see what all the hype is about!

We only have two learn to play events scheduled throughout the weekend, so hurry and secure your spot now as they are filling up quickly! Check out the details below:

  • The Vale of Eternity Learn to Play
    • Thursday, August 1
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Sign-Up Here
  • The Vale of Eternity Learn to Play
    • Friday, August 2
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Sign-Up Here

Check back soon for sign up links!

Lotus

Join us on Thursday, August 1st at 12 PM to learn how to play Lotus! Clear your head and take in the quiet strength of the Lotus garden as we walk you through a thorough tutorial. Sign up now to secure your spot!

Check back soon for sign up links!

Shipwrights of the North Sea: Redux

Join us on Friday August 2nd at 4 PM for a Shipwrights of the North Sea: Redux learn-to-play event! In this entirely new game, take on the role of Viking shipwrights and compete in constructing the greatest fleet on the North Sea! Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Check back soon for sign up links!

The Search for UAPs

The Search for UAPs is all about finding answers through research as you search the skies for Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena and delivering definitive proof. If this sounds interesting to you, or you are a fan of The Search for Planet X or The Search for Lost Species, stop by one of our two learn-to-play events!

  • The Search for UAPs Learn To Play
    • Saturday August 3rd
    • Time: 1:00 PM
  • The Search for UAPs Learn To Play
    • Sunday August 4th
    • Time: 11:00 AM

Check back soon for sign up links!

Nexus Ops

On Saturday, August 3rd at 11:00 AM, join us for a Nexus Ops learn-to-play event! In the distant future, a potent and rare energy resource known as rubium controls the interstellar economy. Several galactic corporations compete for control over this resource in hopes of securing riches for themselves. When their military forces arrive to harvest rubium found on a foreign moon, they are greeted by the many indigenous life forms. They quickly conscript the alien creatures and begin marching against their competitors. Far out on the galactic frontier, away from oversight or public scrutiny, these four corporations now do fierce battle for control of the moon’s rubium. If that sounds like your cup of tea, sign up today, before spots fill up!

Check back soon for sign up links!

Risk 2210

Enjoy classic Risk gameplay with a twist in Risk 2210 AD! Join us on Saturday August 3rd at 10:00 AM for a special learn-to-play event! In this futuristic game, you are the commander of a warring faction.Control the destiny of your people, your homeland, and your planet! Sign up now! Space is limited!

Check back soon for sign up links!

Diplomacy

Dive into the world of diplomacy and negotiation at our Diplomacy Introduction events. Join fellow tacticians as you navigate intricate alliances, rivalries, and strategic maneuvering on the global stage. Whether you're a novice diplomat or a seasoned negotiator, our friendly experts will teach you the ropes and ensure a thrilling experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to shape history. Enroll now and embark on your discovery of the art of diplomacy!

We have learn to play events scheduled throughout the convention to accommodate different schedules, but hurry and secure your spot now as they are filling up quickly!

  • Thursday, August 1
      • 12:00 PM
      • 8:00 PM
  • Friday, August 2
      • 12:00 PM
      • 8:00 PM

Check back soon for sign up links!

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Power Rangers Deck-Building League

Power Rangers Deck-Building Game League (Thursday, 10 AM - Sunday, 12 PM, Hall D): Unite as Rangers to defend Angel Grove! Or… Conspire as the Villains to dominate the city with your powerful abilities and minions! Play at your own pace, take on new challenges, and unlock prizes!
Your ticket grants you access to the league for the entire weekend! Game between your larger events, meet fellow fans, and win prizes!
Check back soon for sign up links!

G.I. JOE Deck-Building League

G.I. JOE Deck-Building Game League (Thursday, 10 AM - Sunday, 12 PM, Hall D): Lead a team of Joes on missions to stop Cobra’s dastardly plans in this cooperative game! Play at your own pace, take on new challenges, and unlock prizes!

Your ticket grants you access to the league for the entire weekend! Game between your larger events, meet fellow fans, and win prizes!

Check back soon for sign up links!

Transformers Deck-Building League

Transformers Deck-Building Game League (Thursday, 10 AM - Sunday, 12 PM, Hall D): Take on the role of a mighty Autobot and do battle with the powerful Decepticons. Play cooperatively, competitively, or solo! Advance at your own pace, take on new challenges, and unlock prizes!


Your ticket grants you access to the league for the entire weekend! Game between your larger events, meet fellow fans, and win prizes!

Check back soon for sign up links!

My Little Pony Deck-Building League

My Little Pony Deck-Building Game League (Thursday, 10 AM - Sunday, 12 PM, Hall D): As one of the core ponies, you can gather allies, actions, and artifacts to travel around Equestria & overcome challenges! In this cooperative league, you can play at your own pace and unlock prizes!


Your ticket grants you access to the league for the entire weekend! Game between your larger events, meet fellow fans, and win prizes!

Check back soon for sign up links!

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Ticketed Roleplaying Events

Immerse yourself in epic storytelling and embark on thrilling adventures with our ticketed roleplaying game events. Secure your spot for an unforgettable experience!

Check back soon for sign up links!


FAQ

How Do I Find Events?

Gen Con has a How To Find Events page, which explains in detail the various tools you can use to search events. Plus, you'll be able to create a Wish List!

How Do I Get Event Tickets?

Once you have your badge, you can purchase event tickets. Event registration goes live on May 19. On this date, you will be able to order your tickets online! Events will sell out quickly, so we strongly encourage you to get your tickets ASAP! We will send an email reminder to the Heroscape newsletter and update this blog with direct sign-up links.

You can learn more about how events work at this Gen Con Events page!