­

Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming

To remove yourself from an event that you have a ticket for, you need to refund/delete the ticket from your badge.

  1. View your badge.
  2. You'll see your name under My Badges.
  3. Click your badge and you'll see details about it, along with a list of tickets (events) attached to it.
  4. Click the Delete button next to the ticket/event you wish to remove.

Absolutely not! In most cases you can learn the game when you sit down at the table. There may be some tournaments where more experience would be helpful. Demos will be available for some games, particularly board games.

To schedule role-playing events, we use a ticketing system for sign-ups. If you would like to run or “judge” an event at Midwest GameFest Online, please visit our Events page for details on discounts and to sign up to run an event.

» Host an Event

To play in an event, go to our Event Sign-up page and submit your event details. We'll process it and get it slotted to a Discord channel as soon as we can (this can take a week sometimes). The event system will list a Discord channel (e.g. like a table) number for the event. At the event’s starting time, report to the Discord channel listed. Please show up early to get any technical issues out of the way. Do not assume that you can get into an event simply because your name is on the list. The order of names on the list is the order of priority should there be more players than available space. Players who are pre-registered will have their names at the top of the list and get first priority.

» Sign-up to Play

Scheduled Board Game Events
Any board game on the event list will start at the scheduled time. Show up to the table 5-10 minutes before the start time and let a board game judge know that you want to play. To schedule and run a board game at Midwest GameFest ONline, please visit our Events page for details on discounts and to sign up to run an event.

Pick-up Board Games
Find a game you can play online at Tabletopia, or another online game platform (see our Online Game Resources page). In Discord, ask a moderator to announce that a game is starting at a certain time, in a certain channel. Other players may sign up. At the given time, select an open table and confirm its availability with con staff. The judges can also teach games and play along if an extra person is needed.

Go to the sign-up area and add your name to the signup sheet of the game you wish to play. If the signup sheet for a game is full, go over and ask if they can fit you in anyway. Sometimes they may be able to accommodate you. However, you may have to wait a couple of turns for reinforcements to arrive.

New players – do not be put off by the size of the table or the number of figures. You will only be handling a small part of them along with the other players on your side. All you really need to know in a miniatures game is how far you move, how far you shoot, and when in the turns you do each. Everything else isn’t necessary to know until it occurs. Game masters will be there to guide players through any complications that occur. After a couple of turns, you will find that you and the other players have grasped the game and will only need to turn to the game master for the oddball occurrences.

Don’t panic if you break something on the soldiers. This happens. Keep a hold of the broken part and tell the person running a game. They will put it in their repair box and the game will go on.

If you would like to run a miniatures event, please visit the Events page.

­