Age of Steam Con 2019


Yep. That's right. A whole con for playing Age of Steam.

With over 150 maps, it will feel like a different game every time.

Location

17501 Midland Dr, Shawnee, KS 66217


Date & Time

March 29, 2019, 8:30 AM - March 31, 2019 - 11:59 PM

Over 150 Maps

If it has ever been published, it will be at Age of Steam Con. Any print-and-play or giveaway of note will be there too. If you want it, we'll have it.

XL

What if everything were twice as big? The map, the tiles, the wooden discs, the goods cubes, and even the goods-growth dice.

It's really big. We'll have one or two copies of AoS XL depending on the number of attendees.

Free NEW Map

Everyone will get a free copy of the con map. We have a few candidates, but we are going to do a little playtesting before we announce what the map will be.

So Much Age of Steam

That is a lot of AoS. We won't hold it against you if you want to take a break every now and then. If you don't, you'll be able to play 12 games over the 3 day weekend.

7 and 8 player games

With all these AoS players around, it is easy to get some big games in on the normally-hard-to-fill 7 and 8 player maps like Netherlands and Central New England.

Rare Maps

Sharing, 20,000 Rails Under the Sea, and other hard to find maps.

No plastic trains, only wooden discs.

No 18XX

There are other Cons for that. Last year some fillers and Winsome's did get some play between Age of Steam games.

Beginners Welcome

There will be some people who have played AoS over 150 times. There will also be people who have played it a couple times. Everyone is welcome.

People

Last year 21 people attended AoS Con. This year we are expecting around 40.

Pick Your Map

Before the convention, everyone gets to pick two maps that they want to make sure get played. And then we make sure we play them.

The Binder, The Spreadsheet, and The Drawer

There is a printed spreadsheet with abbreviated rules for every map, a binder with the full rules, and a giant file cabinet with all the maps. It doesn't sound that exciting as I type it out, but it is really a site to behold in person.

The Setup

What do you do when you're done playing? Just leave the game out. The next people who play on that table will be playing Age of Steam also.

Location

17501 Midland Dr, Shawnee, KS 66217

A large room in the Tomahawk Hills Golf Course Clubhouse.

Natural light. A kitchen (outside food is allowed). A patio. Big enough that it doesn't get loud. Easy parking.

Several hotel options within half a mile (walkable, but not a great walk). We are recommending the Holiday Inn Express at 17346 Midland Dr, Shawnee, KS 66217. (913) 400-2509

Several restaurants within a mile.

30 minutes from the airport.






Schedule

We have the luxury of having a schedule since we are all playing the same game and every game takes about the same amount of time to complete.

Why do we have a schedule instead of just open gaming?

1. Gives you a reason to wake up in the morning.
2. Makes it easier to play with different people.
3. Lets you take a break and know when to return to get into a game.

Every time slot will have a few maps scheduled in advance that you can sign-up for just to get the ball rolling, but most maps in each slot will be picked ad-hoc.

You may notice that there is no lunch and dinner is scheduled pretty early. It may seem odd, but we've found this works pretty well with the amount of snack food laying around. Of course, you are free to bring your own food (there is a fridge on site) or head out to a nearby restaurant whenever you want.

8:30 am Fri

Breakfast

Pastries, homemade cinnamon rolls, and coffee.

9:00 am Fri

Game Session #1

Featuring: Rust Belt XL, a great intro for newer players.

12:30 Pm Fri

Game Session #2

3:45 PM Fri

BBQ Dinner

Oklahoma Joe's, Zarda, Jack Stack, Q39. Haven't decided yet, but it will be good. Cater In.

5:00 pm Fri

Game Session #3

8:30 Pm Fri

Game Session #4

8:30 am Sat

Breakfast

Pastries, homemade cinnamon rolls, and coffee.

9:00 am Sat

Game Session #5

12:30 Pm Sat

Game Session #6

3:45 PM Sat

Home Cooked Dinner

My mother-in-law is going to make something delicious for us. Menu TDB.

5:00 PM Sat

Game Session #7

8:30 PM Sat

Game Session #8

8:30 am Sun

Breakfast

Pastries, homemade cinnamon rolls, and coffee.

9:00 Am Sun

Game Session #9

12:30 Pm Sun

Game Session #10

3:45 PM Sun

Catered Dinner

From a local restaurant. Do out-of-towners want another round of BBQ, or something different?

5:00 PM Sun

Game Session #11

8:30 PM Sun

Game Session #12

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Highlights from AoS Con 2018

3 days, 21 people, 33 games of Age of Steam, 127 player-games, 29 different maps, 2 bankruptcies, 3 negative scores.

Check out the Geeklist of all the games played.

"It was an awesome weekend with a ton of laughs, and I hope there will be more. (and for the record, KC barbecue is the best I've ever had)" -Zak D

"Awesome. It was a ton o’ fun!" -Brad H

"Do we have to wait a whole year to do this again?" -Brian W

"It was absolutely the most fun I've ever squished into such a short span of time. Thanks for everything, and to everyone, you all made this an awesome first con for me." -Bev

Thanks to Eagle-Gryphon and John Bohrer  (Winsome Games) for both sending expansion maps to be given to attendees as door prizes.

Join us on March 29 - 31

Con registration is $60, includes breakfast and snack food.
Catered dinners additional. (Fri: $15, Sat: $8, Sun: $15)