Hawkland Gaming Festival

Celebrate Southern Maryland's passion for tabletop gaming and support student success.


Saturday, December 2, 2023 (New date!)
9 a.m – 9 p.m.

CSM La Plata Campus,
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building) and Campus Center (CC Building)
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Featuring

Game Library | Paint-and-Take Miniatures | Events | Designers | Demos | Open Gaming | Vendors | Food Trucks

 

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All proceeds from badge sales support student scholarships in partnership with the CSM Foundation.

Schedule of Events


Morning Maneuvers!  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

BattleTech: Learn-to-play

In this introduction to the BattleTech game and universe, players each take control of one or more giant walking war machines (BattleMechs, aka 'Mechs) and battle until their opponent is destroyed or until the scenario objectives being played are completed.  In summary: GIANT STOMPY ROBOTS!

Wargame Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 6 seats

Blood & Plunder: Learn-to-play

Brandish your cutlass and musket and prepare for swashbuckling and adventure on the Spanish Main!  A miniatures game set in the Caribbean during the 17th century, it is guaranteed to evoke thrills and capture the imagination of gamer pirates.

Wargame Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 6 seats

Cyberpunk RED: Getting Paid

After pulling a job on the docks, the crew endures difficulties getting paid.

RPG Teen, Adult 4 hours 6 seats

Dungeon Crawl Classics: Funnel - Sailors on the Starless Sea

This isn't your father's D&D. This is your crazy uncle's D&D! Come try a 0th level meat-grinder and introduction to Dungeon Crawl Classics.  This module is a great gateway to a style of tabletop RPG called OSR (Old School Renaissance). 100% randomized premade characters will be provided.

RPG Teen, Adult 4 hours 5 seats

Dungeons & Dragons: Temple of Elemental Evil - Character Creation

Under the guiding hand of your Dungeon Masters, create a character in anticipation of the epic evening scenario.

If a pre-generated character is more to your liking, just show up during the evening session and one will be provided! 

RPG All ages 2 hours 5 seats

Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game

Named after the book series by the same name recounting the adventures of the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden and his friends.  Explore deep within a monster-infested subterranean labyrinth and live to tell the tale!

Board Game Preteen, Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 5 seats

Eldritch Horror: The Dreamlands

Explore the hidden horros of the Lovecraftian Dreamlands and try to save the world in the process.

Board Game Teen, Adult 2.5 hours, repeating 6 seats

Ticket to Ride: Learn-to-play

Build your railroad across North America to connect cities and complete tickets. Choo Choo!

Board Game All ages 60 minutes, repeating 5 seats

Unstable Unicorns!

We know unicorns are cute and cuddly...but who knew they could be so mean?!

Card Game All Ages 45 minutes, repeating 6 seats

Schedule is subject to change.


Afternoon Adventures! 1 – 5 p.m.

 

BattleTech: Learn-to-play

In this introduction to the BattleTech game and universe, players each take control of one or more giant walking war machines (BattleMechs, aka 'Mechs) and battle until their opponent is destroyed or until the scenario objectives being played are completed.  In summary: GIANT STOMPY ROBOTS!

Wargame Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 6 seats

Blood & Plunder: Learn-to-play

Brandish your cutlass and musket and prepare for swashbuckling and adventure on the Spanish Main!  A miniatures game set in the Caribbean during the 17th century, it is guaranteed to evoke thrills and capture the imagination of gamer pirates.

Wargame Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 6 seats

Call of Cthulhu

Celebrating its 40th anniversary as a role-playing game, this Call of Cthulhu scenario is a perfect introduction to cosmic horror! It’s a convention-friendly trek through unnamable frights with pre-generated characters and plenty of dice!

RPG Teen, Adult 4 hours 6 seats

Dungeons & Dragons: The Galley

Ahoy there matey!  A short pirate themed one-shot for D&D newbs.  Join the crew and find yourself recruited into CSM’s Dungeons & Dragons club if treasure is found.

RPG Teen, Adult 4 hours 5 seats

Eldritch Horror: The Dreamlands

Explore the hidden horros of the Lovecraftian Dreamlands and try to save the world in the process.

Board Game Teen, Adult 2.5 hours, repeating 6 seats

Evolution: Climate

Adapt your species against other players in an ecosystem of scarce food, predators, and a dynamic climate!

Board Game Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 5 seats

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats 

Learn to play this cooperative, mission based, skirmish-level game where the players use the different skills and abilities of Malcolm, Zoë, Jayne, Kaylee and Wash to succeed. 

Board Game Preteen, Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 5 seats

Malifaux Demos

A demonstration of the game Malifaux, using smaller crews and a simplified set up.

Wargame Teen, Adult 2 hours 6 seats

Master Marvel Battle World

Is your family mad about Marvel? Then you are sure to love Marvel Battle World by Funko. Come learn how to play this expandable, collectible, cooperative dice rolling game where you will rescue heroes and defeat Thanos!

Board Game All ages 60 minutes, repeating 18 seats

Nefarious Absurd Scintillating Games (N.A.S.G.) Demos

Learn how to play a miniatures agnostic skirmish game by an indie game developer.  Use miniatures they already have and incorporate them in a skirmish game setting.

Wargame Teen, Adult 60 minutes, repeating 5 seats

Parks: Learn-to-play

Take on the role of two hikers as they trek through different trails across four seasons of the year. While on the trail, your hikers will gather resources, and collect memories of the places your hikers visit. These memories are represented by various resource tokens like mountains and forests.

Board Game Preteen, Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 5 seats

Red Dragon Inn

Pick a character and enjoy the night after a good dungeon crawl. Drink (in the game of course), gamble and roughhouse with your fellow players and watch your gold. Make sure you’re the last one standing at the end of the night with all the gold!

Card Game Teen, Adult 1 hour, repeating 8 seats

Robo Rally Demos

Robots unite! Use pre-programmed movement cards to race your robot around a hazardous factory floor.

Board Game Preteen, Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 5 seats

Star Trek: Ascendancy

Boldly go where no one has gone before. Learn to play Romulans, Klingons, or the Federation as they compete for galantic supremacy.

Board Game Teen, Adult 3 hours 3 seats

Terraforming Mars

Compete with rival CEOs to make Mars habitable and build your corporate empire.

Board Game Preteen, Teen, Adult 2 hours, repeating 5 seats

Tokaido

Try and have the best pilgrimage as you follow the famed Tokaido Road in Japan. Go shopping, meet people, visit hot springs, paint landscapes, and try new food as you travel from Kyoto to Edo.

Board Game Preteen 45 minutes, repeating 4 seats

Unstable Unicorns

We know unicorns are cute and cuddly...but who knew they could be so mean?!

Card Game All ages 45 minutes, repeating 6 seats

Schedule is subject to change.


Evening Encounters! 5 – 9 p.m.

 

BattleTech: Learn-to-play

In this introduction to the BattleTech game and universe, players each take control of one or more giant walking war machines (BattleMechs, aka 'Mechs) and battle until their opponent is destroyed or until the scenario objectives being played are completed.  In summary: GIANT STOMPY ROBOTS!

Wargame Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 6 seats

Blood & Plunder: Learn-to-play

Brandish your cutlass and musket and prepare for swashbuckling and adventure on the Spanish Main!  A miniatures game set in the Caribbean during the 17th century, it is guaranteed to evoke thrills and capture the imagination of gamer pirates.

Wargame Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 6 seats

Dungeons & Dragons: Temple of Elemental Evil

This is it.  The legendary D&D scenario as a one-shot!  The CSM D&D Club President will serve evil aplenty for those brave enough to enter.  Use a character created during the morning event, or bring your own: level 5, 5e, roll 2 sets of stats using: roll 3d6, drop the lowest, add 6. Starting gold 10,000 + starting gold for class/background.

RPG All Ages 4 hours 10 seats

Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game

Named after the book series by the same name recounting the adventures of the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden and his friends.  Explore deep within a monster-infested subterranean labyrinth and live to tell the tale!
Board Game / Preteen, Teen, Adult / 90 minutes, repeating / 5 seats

Board Game Preteen, Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 5 seats

Exploding Kittens

Ask for favors, attack friends, see the future- whatever it takes to avoid exploding!  It’s a simple, easy-to-learn, fun & small card game.  And…  No kittens were hurt in this description.

Card Game All Ages 45 minutes, repeating 4 seats

Qwirkle

Match colors and shapes among the crisscrossing tiles for big points!

Board Game Preteen 45 minutes, repeating 3 seats

Shadowrun 6th Edition: Battle Royale

The runners are caught in the middle of a gang war.

RPG Teen, Adult 4 hours 6 seats

Ultimate Chess

Life-size and regular size chess boards for the community to enjoy.

Board Game All ages Time is meaningless, but repeating 6 seats

Wingspan: Learn-to-play

Play as a bird enthusiast with the goal of attracting the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each habitat in the game is associated with an action (gaining food, laying eggs, drawing cards). Each bird that you play makes you better at those actions and triggers its own power each time you use its habitat.

Board Game Teen, Adult 2.5 hours 5 seats

Schedule is subject to change.

 

Vendors

bookcraft studio logo   Game Kastle   geneva monroe author and books

 

With Generous Game Library Support From...

1985 games logo alewood games catalyst game labs Catan studio logo chaosium logofireside games
gale force nine logogamelyn games inside up games keymaster games Klask Leder gamesLooney Labs
mantic gamesnorth star games palladium books privateer press red raven gamesrighteous falcon logo
Themeborne treasure falls games Van Ryder Games Weird Giraffe Games Wyrd games

 

Play-to-Win Games by
Double exposure

Pick a game, sign it out, and play it. Return the title to the table and drop a ticket into that game's lottery.

Winners will be drawn in late afternoon.

Games include: Spicy Dice, Dealt!, What the Heck?, Bug Off!, Gnoming A Round, Reign of Dragoness, Biotix, Dungeon Rush, Fangs, Study in Sorcery, Cover Your Kingdom, Don’t Mess With Cthulhu, Shobu, and Trellis.

 

AND AN AWESOME KID’S GAME LIBRARY PROVIDED BY

The Playful Parent logo

Food Vendors

clarity cafe
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    
Yaya's Trini Truck logo
Hours TBD

 

 

Cosplay

Dress your best at Hawkland! Grab a selfie with our own spell-casting mascot Talon, post on social, and be spoiled with riches!

The “Golden Rule of Cosplay” is strictly enforced at Hawkland: “Cosplay is not consent.”
And sorry warriors, no weapons allowed. Keep those battle axes in your home armory.

Professor Andrew Wodzianski, Club Advisor, Festival Director
akwodzianski@csmd.edu

 

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