Emerald City Comicon Gaming

Emerald City Comicon Gaming

This year, ECCC Gaming has taken over all of WSCC Level 2! Join us each day for new tournaments and to try out one of the dozen game demos. We have a lending library available for you to play your old favorite game or to find a new favorite, a host of Gaming Exhibitors and ongoing RPG adventures available all day. Don't miss our evening content from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, where we open up Level 3 to ECCC Gaming After Dark, and a variety of Social Deduction games.

Game Lending Library - Room 204

Want to try out a new board game, or play an old favorite? Come to the ECCC Game Lending Library. The Library is available to all show attendees free of charge - just please bring a valid photo ID to check out games.

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator - Room 210

Find a crew. Fly a ship. Blow stuff up! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together, with each player taking control of a different station. Sessions begin every half hour.

Dungeons & Dragons - Room 201 (Signups in Room 202)

Presented by Cascade Games and the D&D Adventurers League, come join a party and try out the latest version of Dungeons & Dragons, and have a chance at obtaining an exclusive ECCC playmat from Wizards of the Coast. Full details of the D&D sessions can be found listed in the Tournaments link to your left.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Demos - Room 203 (Signups in Room 202)

In the tradition of great sword and sorcery tales and adventures Pathfinder the Roleplaying Game continues the legacy of tabletop gaming into the next generation!  Come try a demo of the worlds best selling tabletop RPG and meet local volunteers who can help you find games in your area.  Games take 45-60 minutes and start 10 minutes after every hour from Noon to 7 pm every day!  Swing by before or after those hours and we will put you into a game as soon as enough players are present!  Tables seat 3 to 7 players!
Bring your friends to try a demo and learn about Pathfinders living campaign, The Pathfinder Society!  A colossal gaming organization spanning the globe with over 60,000 members!  

Pathfinder Card Game Demos - Room 203 (Signups in Room 202)

Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder RPG has finally made it into a new and unique exciting card game!  Ever wanted to try your hand at adventuring, but haven't found the tabletop gaming experience for you?  Try out the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles!  Play cooperatively with friends and fellow adventurers to solve puzzles, explore dangerous locales, and defeat infamous enemies!

Demos run all day from Noon to 7 pm, and take 30 to 45 minutes for a demo, or play a full game in 60 to 90 minutes!  Come to the gaming section outside of those hours and when we have enough folks to start a game we will!

Fantasy RPG systems available on-demand - Signups in Room 202

  • Numenera, The Strange (Monte Cook Games)
  • Blue Rose, Freeport, & Harbor City (Green Ronin Publishing)
  • Phoenix: Dawn Command (Twogether Studios)

Pinball and Arcade Games - Lobby 2AB

Get your pinball and arcade game fix at the 2015 Emerald City Comicon.

Emerald City Comicon in conjunction with the Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show is pleased to bring you the classic arcade at ECCC 2015.  The arcade will be located in the Level 2 North Galleria and will be available from opening time until 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and until 4:30 pm on Sunday.

The arcade will have several full size arcade games and pinball machines all set to free-play and is available to all Comicon attendees. This is your chance to play some of the best games ever made which range from 1980s classics to the most recent games including a prototype Avengers pinball machine from the latest movie franchise.

If you enjoy the arcade, check out the Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show on June 5th through 7th at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. The show is a volunteer-run nonprofit event which will have hundreds of games on free-play along with seminars, tournaments, tabletop games, artists, prizes and more.  For more information, check out their website and purchase your tickets today.

Go for an Arcade Game World Record! - Lobby 2AB

How would you like to go home from Emerald City Comicon with a world record?  Several new records were set in 2014 and the Video Game Scoreboard (VGS) crew is returning in 2015 to validate scores on classic arcade games.

Video Game Scoreboard will be co-located with the arcade in the North Galleria on Level 2. They will be validating world records and high scores from opening time until the arcade closes at 10:00 pm on Friday & Saturday and 4:30 pm on Sunday. If there are any specific game on which you would like to try for a world record, please email the details to Records@VideoGameScoreboard.com so they can try to line up the game for you.  For more information, check out their website, where you can track down current scores, read cool articles and find out how to record and submit scores at home. Good luck on getting that high score and enjoy the games.

Indie RPG Games on Demand - Signups in Lobby 2AB

There's much more to roleplaying games than just hack-and-slash fantasy. Come to the Indie RPG and Story Games and discover the newest innovations in RPGs and story-driven adventures. Check out a Games on Demand Facilitator to run cutting edge and indie RPGs for you and your friends. Games include: Monsterhearts, Fiasco, Lady Blackbird, Dungeon World, Costume Fairy Adventures, Microscope, The Final Girl, Capes, By The Author of Lady Windemere's Fan, The Shining Void, and many more. Find out more about Indie Games on Demand.

Lady Planeswalker Society - Room 206

Come join members of the Lady Planeswalkers Society as they present a welcoming, friendly environment for women (and everyone) of all skill levels to learn, play and compete at Magic: the Gathering. For more info, learn about the LPS from their Facebook page.

Retro Gaming - Room 208

Relive your youth, or try out the classics you missed when they were new. Play the best video games on classic consoles like Nintendo's NES and SNES, Sony Playstation, the original XBOX, Sega Genesis and more. Sponsored by Back In Time Gaming.

ECCC Gaming After Dark - Room 309

Friday and Saturday, 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, 18+

Created as a safe space to enjoy explicitly adult-oriented games, the ECCC Gaming After Dark room is where to go try out some of the hottest new games, which may include sexual or violent themes. Try out games demonstrated by their designers, including Bad Tattoo (Black Piece Games) and Bill Shakespeare is Dead (Brickenbrak Games). Excessively inappropriate behavior will be dealt with according to con policy. Sponsored in part by Cards Against Humanity. 

Social Deduction Games - Room 310

Friday and Saturday, 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, All Ages

Do you have what it takes to figure out who's telling the truth, and who is eyeing you up as their next meal?  Show off your ability to bluff, or your ability to identify a liar by participating in an evening of social deduction party games! Sponsored by Bezier Games and Indie Boards & Cards, come bring your friends with you to the Social Deduction Room, featuring Ultimate Werewolf, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, The Resistance and Coup, all featured as Play-and-Win games.

If you want to play in (or run) a game of Werewolf or similar social deduction games, this is the place to go!

Dance Central Spotlight Stage - International Meeting Place

Come show off your best moves at ECCC's Dance Central Spotlight stage. Dancing in cosplay is encouraged!

Board Game Demos - Level 2 Corral (under escalators)

ECCC is thrilled to again bring to you demos of some of the best new and soon-to-be-released board, card and roleplaying games. Stop by throughout the weekend to play games with their designers.

Games include:

  • Bill Shakespeare is Dead (Brikenbrak Games)
  • Blue Rose Romantic RPG, Dragon Age RPG, Harbor City Heroes Mutants & Masterminds, Love2Hate, and Walk the Plank (Green Ronin Publishing)
  • Cogs in a Machine and Afoot (Mikeware)
  • Conduct (Norwester Games)
  • Fairy Tale Gloom, Munchkin Gloom, and Phoenix: Dawn Command (Atlas Games/Twogether Studios)
  • Incredible Expeditions: Quest for Atlantis (Voodoo Bunny Co.)
  • Golem Arcana (Harebrained Schemes)
  • Knuckle Sandwich and Schrödinger's Cats (Ninth Level Games)
  • Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics (Mock Man Press)
  • March of the Ants and Little Pig (Weird City Games)
  • Oh My God! There's An Axe In My Head (Game Company No. 3)
  • Pairs, Get Lucky, and Fish Cook (Cheapass Games)
  • Serpent's Tongue (Unbound Games)
  • Swinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge and Valeria: Card Kingdoms (Game Designer's Clubhouse)
  • Titan Tactics (Imbalanced Games)
  • Wizard Dodgeball and ZtoZ (Mind The Gap Studios) 

Play-and-Win Games - Room 204

ECCC is proud to again present the Play-and-Win program, where game publishers provide our show with copies of some of their newest titles. Try out any of the selected games throughoot the weekend for a chance to win a copy the game on Sunday at 2PM.

Play-and-Win prize copies donated by the following game publishers and designers:

Double Exposure Envoy Indie Boards & Cards Stronghold Games Knight Works Games R&R Games Incorporated
USAopoly Nazca Games Stonemaier Games Genesis of Legend Publishing Smirk & Dagger Games
Break From Reality Games Three Hares Games Bezier Games Gorilla Games Gut Bustin Games
Tasty Minstrel Games Grandpa Beck's Games Hero Games Imbalanced Games Upper Deck