Hawkland Gaming Festival

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


Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Featuring

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

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

Let's Roll: Host a game at Hawkland!

Help make this year’s festival a critical hit! We’re looking for hosts who can run games and events. Got a tabletop or board game you want to share with new players? Sign up to run a session! Hosts will get free registration for the event, as well as free dice, Talon the Hawk miniature, and more!

Hosting Sign-Up Form

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

Ivion: The Herocrafting Card/Board Game 

Enter a pain-stakingly crafted arena card game where you'll need every tool at your disposal to pull ahead. Tread lightly, for you'll find no mercy here.

Board Teen, Adult 1 hour, repeating 6 seats

Modern Art: Makes Me Want to Rock Out 

Buying and selling paintings can be a very lucrative business. Five different artists have produced a bunch of paintings, and it's your job to make a profit in flipping artwork. 

Party Teen, Adult 45 minutes, repeating 5 seats

Malifaux Demos

In a twisted mirror of an alternate Earth, engage in skirmish level gang warfare throughout the ruins of the eponymous city of Malifaux and its surrounding wilderness. Learn to play using smaller crews and a simplified set up. 

Wargame Teen, Adult 2 hours, repeating 4 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 30 minutes, repeating 4 seats

Shadowdark

Classic gaming with elegant execution! Shadowdark RPG is what old-school fantasy gaming would look like after being redesigned with 50 years of innovation. 

It’s fast, familiar, intuitive, deadly, and built for sword-and-sorcery adventures. A torch only holds back the looming darkness, and there isn't a moment to spare when your only light source is guttering low...

RPG All Ages 4 hours 5 seats

Shadowrun: Battle Royale

What started as a case of the munchies spirals into corporate intrigue and gang warfare! 

RPG Teen, Adult 4 hours 5 seats

Thunder Road: Vendetta: Learn-to-play

Thunder Road: Vendetta is a revved-up restoration of the classic 1986 game of mayhem on the asphalt. Grab your crew, roll your dice, race your cars, shoot your guns, and try not to get wrecked. 

Board Game Preteen, Teen, Adult 90 minutes, repeating 4 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 

Even death shall die!  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 5 seats

Red Dragon Inn 

In Red Dragon Inn, you and your friends are a party of heroic, fantasy adventurers. You've raided the dungeon, killed the monsters, and taken their treasure. Now you're back, and what better way to celebrate your most recent victory than to spend an evening at the Red Dragon Inn. You and your adventuring companions will spend the night drinking, gambling, and roughhousing. The last person who is both sober enough to remain conscious and shrewd enough to hold onto his Gold Coins wins the game.

Card Game Teen, Adult 45 minutes, repeating 8 seats

The Siege of Tyral Morhal 

A Legendary siege of a sea borne fortress with many bosses and tough minions who guard it. Recommended Level is 10. 

RPG Teen, Adult 200 minutes 6 seats

Top Gun: Strategy Game 

Learn to play as Team Maverick/Goose and Team Iceman/Slider during an intense air-combat training exercise. Pilots must strategically maneuver their planes and coordinate with their Weapons System Operator. Conducting intense gravity-defying aerial maneuvers and securing a valuable target lock on their opponent will secure a swift victory.  AND DON’T FORGET VOLLEYBALL!

Board Game Preteen, Teen, Adult 1 hour, repeating 4 seats

Wingspan: Learn-to-Play 

Avian aficionados unite! 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

Zombicide 1st edition 

Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take the role of a survivor – each with unique abilities – and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead! 

Board Game Teen, Adult 2 hours, 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

Cyberpunk RED: Getting Paid 

The players have just finished a lucrative job, but they need to find (and possibly rescue) their Fixer before they can be paid… 

RPG Teen, Adult 4 hours 5 seats

Ironsworn: Starforged 

Take on the role of spacefaring explorers in a distant galaxy as they scour the stars for remnants of a fallen civilization. 

RPG Teen, Adult 4 hours 5 seats

Zombicide 1st edition 

Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take the role of a survivor – each with unique abilities – and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead! 

Board Game Teen, Adult 2 hours, repeating 6 seats

Schedule is subject to change.


Vendors

bookcraft studio logo
Game Kastle    Kanto Games and Collectibles
Swords and Spoons

 

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.

 


Food Vendors

Freshly made for you logo   Yaya's Trini Truck logo   

 

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.

View the Hawkland 2023 Photo Gallery



 
Contact Information

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

 

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