IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Switzerland Pledge does not come with a ticket. Unless one of the other pledge levels opens up and becomes available, TAS-CON 2019 is officially sold out. Sorry for any inconvenience.
TAS-CON is a day of board, card, and dice games with excellent, friendly people in affiliation with the Tabletop Gamers Alliance Meetup and Board Game Quest web site. Attendance is about having fun, connecting with the community, and socializing with friends. The best way to do that is to have a great venue space and a great selection of games.
It's meant to be easy-going and casual. I invite you to come and see what it's all about.
The overall theme of this year's con is ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO TAS! with games that feature area-control, territory-claiming, and reckless space-acquisition!
Where is this?
It's at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Holliston. They have an amazing venue space.
When is this?
Saturday, April 13th, 2019. It's a FULL day of gaming - 9 AM - 11 PM.
What about food?
If we reach some stretch goals, we'll have free drinks and snacks (details below) at the event. For lunch and dinner we'll provide a list of local food. We do it this way because it makes it easier for people to coordinate their own food. Deliveries are welcome.
Is this a family-friendly event?
TAS-CON welcomes everyone ages 13 and up.
Can I buy any games there?
YES! TAS-CON always features a HUGE silent game auction. Everyone is welcome to bring board games to sell. Leave your game on the auction tables, set a minimum bid (or Buy It Now - BIN price) on a provided bidding sheet and close the sale at 5 PM. TAS-CON does not collect a commission nor do we ask a listing fee. As usual, Tas (your host) usually culls pretty heavily from his collection and sells a lot of games at shockingly reduced prices at the event. A portion of the sales from Tas's items go to Jeff's Place, a charity for counseling children who have experienced the loss of a parent.
Any games taught?
Tas plans to teach... Tikal, Tyrants of the Underdark (with a special house made map), and Gaia Project
Also, once the event funds, we'll have a Google Sheet for players to schedule additional events.
Any big games this year?
Tas is planning on running a big Rising Sun game as well as an intense game of Walled City. You'll be able to add more games to a Google Sheet if the campaign funds.
Why is there a limit to the number of tickets?
First, the venue has an attendance capacity limit. Second, this event is meant to stay small so that everyone can have a great time. Sometimes large events are awesome because you have hundreds of games to choose from. I'd like TAS-CON to be an intimate experience. For me, it's not so much about the million choices of games as it is about the awesome people who play them.
How much does this cost?
I've tried to structure the pledge levels so that you have some options to purchase discounted tickets if you're able to get friends to come or you're willing to purchase early and help promote it. Due to the fees from Kickstarter, it would basically cost a similar amount if we went with any ticket or registration system. This way we get the money stuff out of the way first, and we can ALL get down to playing games. Of course, your pledge should be what you feel it's worth.
Can I buy a ticket on-site?
Unfortunately, no. If this event funds, it's happening. You should purchase a ticket in advance so that no one has to worry about dealing with registration and tickets and such. The venue is already reserved, but if it doesn't fund we can still cancel the venue space.
$1150 - The Seas Are Ours!
With our eyes on other lands, we'll need liquid refreshment. This goal means a good selection of drinks will be available to choose from, limited to 3 per person. Since we've been doing this for so many years, we'll get a selection that matches what people have asked for in the past, a mix of healthy and not so healthy drinks.
$1400 - Plunder The Local Storehouses!
Taking over territory can give any general the munchies. When we reach this goal, we'll have a selection of snacks that gives you enough sustenance and deliciousness to last through the tiresome conquering.
$1475 - All Your Cake Are Belong To Us!
This last stretch goal brings a victory of sugary sweetness. If we hit this funding level, we'll bring in some cookie cake!
Risks and challenges
I've run a this event four times now with both hotel and community venues. My wife and I also have extensive experience budgeting projects. So far, the biggest risk is that something goes wrong with the venue. The worst case scenario is the venue closing or has some major problem such as a burst water pipe. In this case, all money will be refunded.
In the case where the venue has some inconvenience, such as a broken heater, there will be someone to contact to get it fixed. However, I won't be able to offer anything to you in compensation.
Unless bad weather is catastrophic and the venue closes, we’re still on.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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