"Hidden" Narrative Miniature Game

Plum Island off Massachusetts is a very inconspicuous island. It has been inhabited for as long as people can remember, but rarely does anything happen here. They fish for cod in the Atlantic when the weather permits, and drink their beer at the pub in Fort Philips.
In 1924, however, the Navy decided to set up a seaplane base on the island. You can read that in old issues of the Arkham Advertiser.
More than a hundred men were to serve, and the fishermen in the village were worried about the fishing industry. The editorial in the paper recalled the publicized submarine attack on Orleans in the last year of the war, and wholeheartedly endorsed the protection now afforded to the people of Massachusetts after the thoughtless closing of the airship base at Chatham two years before.
A funny guy wrote in a post that the island's alleged nickname, "the last survivor island", came from the time of the witch trials and wondered what the navy boys thought when they heard it.
Another person demanded that the bishop of Massachusetts do something about it. However, it was unclear what he thought the church should do and what the problem actually was.

Smaller events, hardly worth mentioning, are to be found in small notices that year. The "Holy Church of Salvation and Trinity" foundation, based in Boston and Salem, had acquired land on Plum Island. They now advertised for young evangelists who want to mission in the area and revive the small community of Fort Philip with salvation.
The salary was promised to be more than one could reasonably wish for.

In the fishing village, the ethnologist James Bollingworth had organized a small exhibition of his work on the Wampanoag Indians.
A lecture at the pub "The gilded cod" would take place next Friday at 5 o'clock. Entry was 10p and children got in free.

That's all that can be found about Plum Island in the newspaper's archives from that time, and since. The island has been forgotten, although weather-beaten fishermen still land their catches in coastal ports. You can talk to them if you want; they are friendly but show a sense of humor some would find unpleasant, and they do it in the real old New England dialect.

Organized by Birgers

  • Fri 10:00 - Sun 3:00
    • Vasa 510

    Pre book via sign up system

Europa Universalis Megagame: 30 years war

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Get ready for a journey back in time to one of the most destructive conflicts in human history.
The Thirty Years' War was a war fought primarily in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648. One of the most destructive conflicts in human history, it resulted in eight million fatalities not only from military engagements but also from violence, famine, and plague.
In this megagame you get to reclaim the glory and alter the events and even the outcome of the 30-year war as one of eight nation teams, three trading house teams and five major powers. Are you doomed to repeat the same mistakes all over again or will you take this chance to reign supreme as the major powers turn up the heat on the pressure cooker that is the Holy Roman Empire? It's all up to you.
The Thirty Years' War is replete with larger-than-life characters and dramatic events that could easily inspire a blockbuster TV series. With its over-the-top battles, complex political intrigues, and family rivalries, the conflict is a backdrop for a game that tries to capture the grandeur and intensity of the era. History is written by the winners, and therefore this game has no ambition to be historically accurate in but inspiration for the actual setting, the different powers involved and the start of the conflict. Exaggerations and abstractions are made to make the game more accessible to those who are dipping their toes into the history of the era.

ATTENTION! You need to book a ticket in advance using the link below to be able to play the game. Spaces are limited.

Organized by Gothenburg Megagames

  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
    • Vasa 336
    • Vasa 341

Kaiju Fight Club Turbo

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Kaiju Fight Club is a megagame that we run in a quick try-on format. The game rules are simple and we have officials on site to help explain and play.

The game is suitable for those who want to test what a megagame can be or for those who have played before.

"The first rule of Kaiju Fight Club is that everyone talks about Kaiju Fight Club!"

Since the Kaijus made their mysterious entrance on Earth, humans have learned not only to withstand the attacks, but to capture and control the Kaijus. As the attacks were watched by billions of viewers and re-established both TV and streaming for the global media companies, it was natural not to let them disappear from the screens once the threat was averted. Now Kaiju Fight Club is a mega industry and the tickets to the few arenas are both sought after and expensive.

In the game, you play as one of the members of a Kaiju stable, such as a manager or Kaiju pilot. You play with and against other Kaiju stables in the World Cup and help shape the future and rules of the sport. Maybe you will be stormy at the coup?

Organized by Gothenburg Megagames

  • Sat 19:00 - 21:00
    • Vasa 336
    • Vasa 341


Assassin's Creed is a game that runs continuously throughout almost all of GothCon.

The game involves participants assassinating each other with a knife (banana), poisoning each other's food or drink (salt) or challenging each other at Russian roulette (D6). Players will be tagged with an armband.

Points are awarded for each kill and the participants who live 21:00 on Saturday get extra points. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins regardless of whether he is alive or not.

You can participate even if you are not at the convention the whole time and there will be at least two chances to revive/jump into the game after it starts.

Game rooms, dormitories and the cafeteria will be safe from knife murder.

To be involved from the beginning, you must participate in a start-up meeting (Max 15 min) Friday at 09:00, but you will be able to jump into the game at 12:00 and at midnight by coming to the event room.

Pre-registration is possible but not necessary, you can show up to the start-up meeting without pre-registration or jump in at given times.
If fewer than 10 people show up for the start-up meeting, the event is cancelled.

In case of questions or a need for a ruling, the organizers can be contacted via a Facebook group to which everyone participating in the game is invited.

In the event room, materials and rules (and often organizers) will be available throughout the game.

Organized by Malin Granqvist Malmberg and Magnus Hansson

  • Fri 9:00 - Sat 21:00 (Fri09-Sat21)
    • North 217

    Pre book via sign up system