Craggnarok is Buffalo State Colleges one day convention focusing on Gaming and Anime. Hosted by CRAGG & IPA as well as supported by the Buffalo Gamers Society.
Every year this small day of gaming goodness gives a little back to the community in some way. In the past it's generated can food for the food bank of Western New York, donated funds to Roswell for Cancer research & to the local branch of Child's Play. This year we will be supporting Buffalo's Womens and Children's Hospital. These funds will be generated through any donations you may want to put in the can at our registration check in desk, any buy-in tournaments and our charity raffle where many of our gamers have donated and crafted geek items for the betterment of geeks and sick children around our gaming community.
How to Register
Step 1 - Click on the Register to attend link at the top of the page.
Step 2 - Fill out the areas, you can ignore the notes section, and click the register button at the bottom. You should jump back to the event overview page and have a message that says success in green lettering.
Gaming internet personalities Garret Crowe, Chris Sniezak, and Mark Knapik will be in attendance.
Garret produces, directs and GM's Threat Detected, the only Actual Play podcast playing through the Dawn of Defiance campaign and the only source for Star Wars Saga stuff on the net. You can find the show at Threat-Detected.com Garret will be running a game of Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (The Rakata Riddle) and Paranoia (Judgment Day Can Dance).
Chris and Mark are the hosts of The Misdirected Mark Podcast. A podcast about Gaming, Game Mastering, and Whatever else they feel like talking about. Chris and Mark will be putting on a panel and recording it for the podcast about GMing from noon till 1 along with some special guests and will be fielding questions from anyone who wishes to ask them.
Phil Vecchione, Writer for Ennie award winning Engine Publishing and The Gnome Stew along with being CRAGG's adviser, will also be in attendance and running a game for folks. His first solo project, Never Unprepared: A GM's guide to session prep, has been selling like hot cakes so I would suggest any GM picking his brain if you get the chance.
Justin Lewis our local Steve Jackson Games Representative will also be there running Demos throughout the day.
Super Mash Brothers Melee and Brawl Tournaments 2-4pm
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom Tournament 4-6pm
Charity Raffle drawing 6:15pm
ArmCannon Concert 7-9pm
Armcannon is a local video game and nostalgia band aimed at the geekier side of the equation. They will be preforming for the third time at Craggnarok but this year they have a new album and I'm sure they'll be playing many of the tunes from it. You can check out the band here.
Savage Saturday Night 9pm-1am
If you know Savage World then you know what Savage Saturday Night is. If you don't then it's a come one come all event where you can get your Savage Worlds gaming on for four hours surrounded by other Savages doing the same. It's loud, it's rowdy, and it chocked full of Fast Furious Fun. There will be a variety of GM's available running various Savage settings and everyone who wants to play will be seated even if Chris Sniezak needs to run a table of twenty.
All Day Events
- Giant Pandemic
- There will be open gaming using the CRAGG board game library and other privately brought games from open to close.
- Steve Jackson Games will be running demos throughout the day.
- IPA will be hosting a LAN party from open till close, bring your own computer.
- Video games on various systems will be available for play all day.
How to Sign up for Events
Step 1 - Click the Gaming Schedule link at the top of the page.
Step 2 - Look over the schedule and decide which events seem interesting to you. You don't have to sign up for the concert or the all day events. They are open to everyone all day.
Step 3 - Click on the Sign up for Games link at the top of the page.
Step 4 - Click the drop down menu arrow next to the Play tab in the slot of the event you are interested in and select the event. Repeat this for any event you are interested in.
Step 5 - Click the submit button at the bottom of the slot list and your finished.
Note - If an event you register for is full and you really want to participate in it I suggest you show up for the event and if someone who registered for it doesn't show you might get their spot.
You can park anywhere on campus that day except for Lot C. It's been cleared with the campus police. Your car is safe from evil ticketing.