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Role-Playing Guild

WittCon XVII:
Magic vs. Machines

March 28th, 2020

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General Information

  • The date for the convention is Saturday in March 28th, 2020 in the Shouvlin Center on Wittenberg University Campus
    [737 North Fountain Avenue, Springfield Ohio, 45501]
  • Directions to Campus     PDF map of campus, Shouvlin is on the center-right of the map
  • The fee is $7 for Role-Playing events and pizza 'n pop dinner. Sorry, lunch is not included, but there is "Post 95" in the adjoining Student Center.
  • For 12 and under it is $3, and 3 and under is free.
  • *NOTE there maybe an additional charge for some events, we will do our best to post that information with those events when listed.
  • If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail us at RPGuild <at> wittenberg <dot> edu
  • Be aware that pictures will be taken at the convention and may be posted online and used in University publications.
  • This is an alcohol free event, which means there will be no alcohol allowed on the premises.

Information for GMs wishing to run a game

We would like to have a final schedule of games and events set in stone by the beginning of February. So if you are interested please let us know.

GMs interested in running a game: Please e-mail the following information to rpguild <at> wittenberg..<dot> edu
  1. Your first name and last initial
  2. The game system you are running (and edition if there's more than one version)
  3. A title for the game
  4. The number of players you are willing to have in your game
  5. An age limit for your game, since we may have some younger players attending. Please use the G, PG, PG13, R type age ranges to make it easier for all
  6. A brief 200 character description explaining the game
  7. If you have a room preference or if you will require special equipment (e.g. projector, whiteboard)
  8. The session and day you would prefer to run the game. If it will take more or less time than one session, let us know that too.
  9. So we have changed the schedule up a bit, we now have several 2 hour gaming sessions mixed in with the 4 hour gaming sessions. Please feel free to take a look at the layout. Note some of the scheduled spots are already taken, but we still have more.
    Click here to jump to the schedule
    (You can click on the above to see a larger version of the schedule).
  10. If you run a single 4 hour event you get free entry into the WittCon
  11. If you run two 2 hour events you get free entry into WittCon
Helpful tips:
  • If you plan on GMing a game be sure to have pre-generated characters on hand for the players, so you don't take up that time generating the characters during your session. If there are special requirements for your game please let us know as well, and we'll post that along with the game summary.
  • Be aware that we can have more games than there are sessions, since we have the ability to set up tables in 105. So don't fret too much if you do see that the session you wanted is already taken.

Costume Contest

We will be hosting a costume contest throughout the convention with prizes for the best costumes. When you register, please let us know that you wish to participate in the contest. Convention participants will vote on the best costumes during dinner.

Costume Contest Rules
  1. Due to University regulations, NO weapons are allowed on the premises!
    Prop weapons must be clearly prop and non-functional.
  2. Because we may have children present at the convention, all costumes must be in good taste and sufficiently modest.
  3. We reserve the right to ask individuals to leave WittCon, or change their attire, if their costumes violate these rules, or is considered in appropriate for our convention.
  4. All Costume entries for the Costume contest must be entered by 2:30pm at the latest.
  5. We take pictures of the Costume Contest entries for display on the various displays around the convention so all people can see them. The pictures are also posted on our web-page as well, usually sometime after the covention.
  6. We ask that you wear your costume for at least the first session and through the second session into the Pizza Dinner. After that if it is comfortable for you to wear it please feel free to do so for the third session as well.
  7. Voting on the Costume Contest is done by the attendees of WittCon at the beginning of the Pizza Dinner. In fact they have to vote in order to get some pizza. After the votes are tallied, we will announce the winners during the Pizza Dinner.
CosPlay is not consent
The Wittenberg University Role-Playing Guild is governed by it's own Code of Conduct which aligns with the University's Harassment policies as outlined in the following document:
We do not tolerate harassment of members or attendees of the convention. If you feel that you have been harassed or have seen harassment please let a Guild Member or Guild Exec know immediately and we will try to handle it accordingly.

WittCon XVII T-Shirts
WittCon XVII T-Shirt Design
Dark Purple on Gray
Cost per shirt:
  • Small (S) to Extra Large (XL) @ TBD
  • Extra Extra Large (XXL) @ TBD
  • Extra Extra Extra Large (XXXL) @ TBD
Sorry no Extra Small (XS) sizes.
(Note the final look maybe slightly different based on how they print them on the shirt)
Front Back

Feel free to print and distribute these posters.
(click to get the PDF version)

Artists & Vendors

Artists & Vendors for WittCon

NOTE: As of Jan 1st, we no longer have any Vendor or Artist Tables available!
Artist / Vendor Description Contact info

This Nerdy Home
Nerdy artwork in crochet. This Nerdy Home is a small home run business with a vintage geeky flair.

Also feel free to stop by the table for demos of
Cold Steel Wardens
Visit This Nerdy Home at Table 1C

Artful Yokai
Artful Yokai consists of the sisters Ashley Todd (Yokai Queen) and Cheyenne McKnight (Artful Sweetpea)

Visit Artful Yokai at Tables 2B& 2C
Chibis for a Cause!
A special project by Yokai Queen!
at tables 2B & 2C
Bring in as many canned (non-perishable) food items as you can Yokai Queens table at the Artist Alley at the convention and she will draw you as a chibi for FREE! (First come first serve). All donated food items will be delivered to the local homeless shelter to support the community. Your support is much appreciated! Show love and get a drawing all at once! Our goal for this year is 80 cans! Let's exceed our goal and support the community!

Custom made chainmail from jewelry to bags to amor and decretive wear. Roselink is not a mass production operation. Every piece is carefully handmade one ring at a time with quality materials.
Visit Roselink at Tables 2D & 2E

Jennifer's Dolls and Other Such Nonsense
My name is Jennifer Bishop. I make one-of-a-kind art dolls, and other such nonsense. Each of my dolls is hand sewn and made from my own patterns.
Visit Jennifer's Dolls at Tables 2F & 2G

Andrew Seiple, Author
Andrew Seiple has been a voracious reader, roleplayer, gamer, and library enthusiast for years, and is finally getting serious about writing. After a torrid, decades-long love affair with science fiction and fantasy, he's found a true joy in writing books about super heroes and villains. His latest concept is the 'Tales from the Teslaverse' series, stories set in a world full of mad science, super powers, and magic.
Andrew Seiple is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Visit Andrew Seiple at Table 2H
AND have a chance to discuss writing with him in the Writer's Workshop at 2:20pm in Shouvlin 203.

Splattered Pixels
Splattered Pixels takes icons from across the geeky universe and makes them messy! Each stencil is hand cut before being splattered with acrylic paint.
Visit Splattered Pixel at Table 2I

Mid Level Meeple
Mid Level Meeple, a company run by Jonathan Hartzell with the goal to design and produce games that you will pull off the shelf again and again because they are simple to learn, yet complex enough to satisfy.
Visit Mid Level Meeple at Table 1D

Warped Mind Games
Lasercut tokens, templates, measuring devices, hobby paint racks, and more.
Visit Warped Mind Games at Tables 1A & 1B

PastTimes Games and Books
Our family owned and operated game, book and hobby store is located on the riverfront in Historic New Richmond, Ohio. We are excited to be a member of the business community and look forward to the future.
Visit PastTimes Games and Books at Table 1F & 1G

Home Produced treats, wonderful cupcakes. delicious tarts, and tasty brownies
Visit Marvalous Desserts at Table 1H & 1I

Eldritch Queen
Eldritch Queen is a cosplayer and sewing specialist. Visit her booth for all your geeky desires. She will a variety of items available for purchase. She also takes commissions for custom cosplays or clothing in any style.
Visit Eldritch Queen at Table 1E


Sponsors for WittCon
Sponsor Description Contact info

Bookery Fantasy: Games and Comics
Games and Comics Games:
15 West Main Street
Fairborn OH 45324
(937) 879-3940
16 West Main Street
Fairborn OH 45324
(937) 879-1408
Bookery Fantasy is America's largest comics shop at 16,000 square feet, near Dayton, Ohio. It has a great collection of Comics both new and used as well as a wide assortment of gaming items from Board games to Role-Playing to Miniatures, to an eclectic selection of used DVDs too. Along with a great crew working the shop this is a must visit place for anyone who is into games or comics.

Bavercreek Pizza Dive
Beavercreek Pizza Dive is a wonderful pizza joint that has such amazing pizzas as the Bomber (with a lot of meats!) and the always delicious BLT Pizza. With their hand made fresh pizza dough, and wonderful assortment of toppings and 'let's try it' desire to use them in interesting and fun ways, this is a wonderful place to get pizza. 4021 Dayton-Xenia Rd
Beavercreek OH 45432
(937) 431-8669

Maps of the Shouvlin center
NOTE: Registration desk is in front of the elevators on the 1st floor


Time v
Shouvlin 105 Shouvlin 201 Shouvlin 203 Shouvlin 205 Shouvlin 207 Student Center Li Room Student Center Alumni Room
10:00am UnPub Protozone Board Game Room Doctor Panic
12:10pm X-Com the Boardgame
2:30pm UnPub Protozone Board Game Room D&D 5e
6:30pm Dinner, Costume Contest, and Raffle

Cold Steel Wardens (18+)
Midnight The End :-(

List of Events

    UnPub Protozone
  • Room: Shouvlin 105 (10:00am to 2:00pm)
  • GM: Andy K. (Guild Primogen)
  • System: various
  • Players: various
  • Ages: various
  • Description: Play a series of tabletop game prototypes from aspiring game designers. Try out all new designs before they ever see publication or Kickstarter and help shape the next board game hit! Sessions are open, so stop by for a game or two, then switch out.

    Board Games
  • Room: Shouvlin 105 (10:00am to 2:00pm)
  • GM: Play on your own
  • System: Various
  • Players: Many
  • Ages: Many
  • Description: Play a game from the wide selection of available ones from Guilders own personal gaming libraries.

    Doctor Panic
  • Room: Shouvlin 205 (10:00am to Noon)
  • GM: SteveN F. / Zion T.
  • System: Party Game
  • Players: teams
  • Ages: 8+
  • Description: You have 12 minutes to work with your team to save a patient who is critcal condition! There are several different tasks that you will have to complete in order to save the patient, meanwhile the director of the hospital always chooses the best time to make a phone call, or the patient suddenly decides to have a heart attack. NOTE: Since the games are ~12 minutes you can stop in and join in whenever the next game starts up. It is a fun game for kids too, and involves a bit of running around.

    X-Com the Boardgame
  • Room: Shouvlin 205 (12:10pm to 2:10pm)
  • GM: SteveN F.
  • System: Boardgame Game
  • Players: 4
  • Ages: 14+
  • Description: Placed in command of the elite military organization known as XCOM, you and your friends must find some means to turn back an escalating alien invasion. As UFOs appear in orbit and worldwide panic threatens to undermine national governments, the game's free companion app and its push-your-luck dice rolling mechanics immerse you deep in the tension and uncertainty of a desperate war against an unknown foe.
    You are humanity's last hope...

    UnPub Protozone
  • Room: Shouvlin 105 (2:30pm to 6:30pm)
  • GM: Andy K. (Guild Primogen)
  • System: various
  • Players: various
  • Ages: various
  • Description: Play a series of tabletop game prototypes from aspiring game designers. Try out all new designs before they ever see publication or Kickstarter and help shape the next board game hit! Sessions are open, so stop by for a game or two, then switch out.

    Board Games
  • Room: Shouvlin 105 (2:30pm to 6:30pm)
  • GM: Play on your own
  • System: Various
  • Players: Many
  • Ages: Many
  • Description: Play a game from the wide selection of available ones from Guilders own personal gaming libraries.

    Lightning and Iron
  • Room: Shouvlin 207 (2:30pm to 6:3pm)
  • GM: Sydney P. (Guild Scribe)
  • System: Dungeons and Dragons 5e
  • Players: 4-6
  • Ages: 8+
  • Description: You have been given an offer you can't refuse by a most unusual employer: a powerful blue dragon. She has formally requested that you retrieve an item that was stolen from her long ago, located in a strange technologically-advanced dungeon. Your reward? A trinket from her hoard each, and of course, not being incinerated.
    (Characters will be level 5)

    CSW: Platinum Dreamers
  • Room: Shouvlin 205 (8:00pm to Midnight)
  • GM: Andy K. (Guild Primogen & Creator of Cold Steel Wardens)
  • System: Cold Steel Wardens
  • Players: 7
  • Ages: 18+
  • Description: A one-time foe returns, bearing a warning of a new surveillance technology built into the newest wearable tech... just in time for the holiday shopping season. with "NERFed Weapons"

Some of our events may be live-action role-playing games and may feature combat.

Any players using nerfed weapons for LARPing are subject to these rules:
  1. They stay with in THE LARP ROOM and are not brandished outside that room or displayed outside that room
  2. They are not to be displayed or brandished outside the building either
  3. The windows in THE LARP ROOM will have to be shuttered closed
  4. There will only be one enterance into THE LARP ROOM.
    (They will not be blocked for obvious fire code reasons, but they will be 'signed' as off limits)
  5. Someone needs to be in charge of watching the weapons as they stay in THE LARP ROOM so that they are not taken outside of the room or walked off with
  6. The weapons follow the guidelines as specified in the following document:
  7. You will need to have a signed copy of the following waiver before you can participate in the 'combat' portions:
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