There are five time slots when games run:

FRIDAY 8pm – 12am
SATURDAY 9am – 1pm 2pm – 6pm -DINNER- 8pm – 12am
SUNDAY 9am – 1pm

NewMexiCon is going to use the same model that Indie Games on Demand uses. We will have a number of time slots over the course of the convention. During each time slot, GMs will offer games they wish to run, and these will fill up as interest demands on a first-come first-serve basis.

There’s some structure – but it also requires everyone to be a little flexible. Sometimes GMs won’t have enough people for the game they were thinking of running, and they will instead play a game. Sometimes you might be the only one who wants to play a particular game, and so you’ll have to compromise or wait until a different time slot.

The great part is that this is an opportunity to play a wide variety of games, sometimes run by the designers themselves, and meet other like-minded gamers in a more intimate forum!


We’re big into small press tabletop RPGs! Some examples of the sorts of games we’ll showcase are Dresden Files, Fiasco, Mouseguard, and Swords Without Master. Many of the games are derived from Apocalypse World, Fate Core, and Cortex+.

While we love and play games published by the big houses like Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, White Wolf, Fantasy Flight, and Palladium, this con is to focus on games people might not otherwise be exposed to.

I want to play a game!

Just show up! Unlike big conventions, this one doesn’t have sign up sheets to play. Come about ten or fifteen minutes before each slots, and we’ll work to get everyone into a game session! Meet new people and play great games!

It could happen that we have more players than GMs. In that case, we will give first preference to those who have registered ahead of time. More frequently, it happens that we have more GMs than players. In that case, you may find something you’re interested in playing! In either case, please register early so we can get a more accurate headcount!

Who is GMing and what are they running?

We have a G+ community where we discuss games people want to run, and at what times. Please check out our community here: NewMexicon G+


Hopefully soon we can get a more automated way to sign up for slots, but for now, feel free to leave a comment. We’ll get your email, and include you on any conversations, as well as figure out what you want to run.

2 thoughts on “Games”

  1. I’m happy to GM. I’ve run Games on Demand here at Strategicon (Los Angeles) two cons running. I’ve got a game bag of stuff.

    I’ll bring a larger Lego-based Fallout Shelter PbtA hack I made, that I’m willing to run once. Otherwise I’ve got a bag full of PbtA (Warren, Dungeon World, WWW, Legend of the Elements), Microscope, The Quiet Year (with Lego), The Skeletons (in Space, with Lego), Fall of magic, Forget-Me-Not, Protocol and Praxis games, etc.

  2. I know it’s a bit short notice, but I’d like to put in to run some games if I can. Everyone is John, Inspectres, Soth and possibly more

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