Breakout Con 2018: Developer Blog #3

Dev Blog_03

Breakout Con 2018 is finally here! This weekend, the three of us here at Dundas West Games will be heading to Sheraton Center in Toronto for three days of tabletop gaming, talking about our projects, and trying out other projects from around the industry! I am very excited to be experiencing Breakout Con for the first time. While I am going to be running Ross Rifles, a game of Dungeon World about an enchanted tower, and the debut of our new project, Zany Zoo, I am most excited to be playing all sorts of games from different designers. I’ve never really interacted with people from the industry in this sort of capacity, and I think it will be an eye-opening experience!

However, let’s talk about this new project. Under the name Zany Zoo, this is a simple tabletop roleplaying game about zoo animals attempting to escape captivity. Ideally for 5-6 players, one player would be assuming the role of the Zookeeper (similar to the GM) and attempting to thwart the animals in their escape attempts. Zany Zoo is characterized by incredibly simple gameplay, fast-paced action, and over-the-top silliness. It will be featured in the family track section of the con, and we hope to see you at one of our tables!

That brings me to where you can find us at Breakout!

I (Patrick Keenan) will be running the following games:

  • Zany Zoo on Saturday from 4pm to 7pm
  • Ross Rifles: Canada Comes of Age on Saturday from 7 to 11 pm
  • Dungeon World: The Tower of Pyrus on Sunday from 11am to 2pm

Daniel Kwan will be running the following games:

  • Ross Rifles: Bloody Passchendaele on Friday from 7 to 11 pm
  • Ross Rifles: Bloody Passchendaele on Saturday from 12 to 3pm
  • Dungeon World: Into the Valley of Giants on Saturday from 7 to 11 pm
  • Dungeon World: Into the Valley of Giants on Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm.

Daniel Kwan will also be appearing on the “GM Masterclass” panel on Saturday from 4 to 5 pm, and the “Crafting an Experience at the Table” panel on Sunday from 2 to 3 pm.

Daniel Groh will be running the following games:

  • Ross Rifles: Canada Comes of Age on Saturday from 4 to 7 pm
  • Zany Zoo on Sunday from 2 to 6 pm.

If you manage to find one of us at the Con, you may get yours hands on one of our sweet new promotional postcards! Those can also be found at the merch table. It should be an exciting time! I hope everyone is as excited for Breakout as I am!

Patrick Keenan

Lead Designer, Dundas West Games

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