Download A Fistful of Carnage’s Convention Book

Note: This post links to the 2014 Carnage convention book and is made available for informational purposes only. If you’re looking for the current year’s convention book, check the sidebar, or the top of the News page.

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Download A Fistful of Carnage’s convention book and register for the weekend!

Saddle up, pardners! You’re about to hit the mother lode of tabletop games at A Fistful of Carnage: board games, card games, miniatures, role-playing and more at the Killington Grand Resort on November 7-9 this year. To effectively work such a rich vein of tabletop action, you’ll need to plan ahead. And so you can, with A Fistful of Carnage’s official convention book, racing across the land in pony express saddlebags, as well as available through modern telegraphy!

Once you’ve figured out what you want to play, download and fill out the registration form. Note your desired games, include second choices just to be safe, check whether you’re coming for the weekend or just a day or two and decide whether or not you want a T-shirt.

GMs, if you managed to find time in your Carnage weekend to play something and wish to register, be sure to check the box noting you’re a GM. If you’re registering as a group of five or more, all registration forms must be included in the same envelope.

Get your registration form in the mail and postmarked by October 31st! We do our best to accommodate last minute registrations, but your best shot of getting a seat at the games you most want to play is registering in advance.

  • A Fistful of Carnage Convention Book — 2014 [PDF, 1.1MB]
  • Carnage on the Mountain Pre-reg Form [PDF, 94kb]
  • Carnage on the Mountain Schedule Grid [PDF, 96kb]
  • Carnage on the Mountain Schedule Grid [XLS, 70kb]
  • Killington Grand Site Map [PDF, 62kb]

Addenda, Errata and Other Updates

The documents above reflect A Fistful of Carnage’s schedule as of their publishing on October 6th, 2014. Further changes will be noted on the addendum page. This includes new games, corrections and cancellations.

As always, questions can be directed to info@carnagecon.com.

Get your registration forms in before the end of October. We’ll see you on the mountain for A Fistful of Carnage!

A Fistful of Carnage Math Trade Coming Soon!

A blue cup spills many multi-colored dice onto the table.

Matt Golec, friend of Carnage, trusty organizer of math trades past, and co-designer of Penny Press, asked we pass on the word that the Game With No Name, a no-ship math trade coinciding with this year’s A Fistful of Carnage at Killington, is indeed in the offing:

The Carnage no-ship math trade will return! The submission window runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 30, and want lists are due Nov. 4. Results posted soon after. We’ll publicize this more as the dates draws near.

In the meantime, you can go here (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Math_Trades) to learn how math trades work. Start looking over your pile of games to see which ones might be trade-worthy!

If you’re curious about what people offer up in math trades, you can check out the lists of previous years’ swap offers:

Let Slip the GMs of War!

We come not to praise Carnage, but to perpetuate it! As mud season recedes into memory, let’s look ahead to the fall, and this year’s Carnage on the Mountain. And in particular, let’s look to what our hearty GMs have up their sleeves after a winter of scheming. Board games, card tourney formats, miniatures scenarios, role-playing adventures, we want them all!

GMs, you will find the now familiar sign up form available for your input through the adjacent link, as well as in the menu bar at the top of the site. Take the summer, think it over. But we want your game listings in by the end of July, as always, so we can have the book in conventioneers’ hands as soon as possible.

Ave Carnage!

Saddle Up for Carnage on the Mountain 2014

Death is the orneriest high plains drifter you'll ever meet.
The orneriest high plains drifter you’ll ever meet.

We are pleased to announce we have secured a date and place for Carnage on the Mountain 2014. Plan your next expedition up the slopes of Killington Peak for November 7th, 2014, executing a descent strategy on November 9th.[1] Carnage returns to the Killington Grand Resort for a full weekend of tabletop games: board games, card games, historical and fantasy miniatures, role-playing games and more.

The 2013 convention at Killington was a learning experience for everyone. The Carnage staff took their own notes, combined them with feedback from our conventioneers and are currently collaborating on how to provide an even better weekend of gaming for everyone at Killington in 2014.

Booking Rooms for Carnage on the Mountain 2014

For those who have not yet booked rooms for 2014, remember that in order to get the convention rate at the Killington Grand, you must call to reserve and you must specify you want the Carnage convention rate. Reserving online will not grant the convention rate.

In addition to hotel-style rooms, Killington also offers accommodations like the Pinnacle condominiums adjacent to the main building. Visit Killington’s website for full details on your mountainside options. You’ll find convention rates for Carnage on the Mountain 2014 listed on the Lodging page.

Running and Registering for Games

As is now tradition, Carnage’s field marshals will start contacting our trusty, ever-giving GMs in the late winter and spring. Around then, the GM submission form will also open. Registration should open in late summer, early fall.

The Latest News

As always, keep a weather eye on the Carnage website for the latest news. News posts are relayed to our presences on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.


[1] The very well prepared may wish instead to overwinter on the slopes of Killington. To those individuals, we wish godspeed.

Ski You at Killington: The Carnage on the Mountain No-Ship Math Trade

The Carnage on the Mountain no-ship math trade, dubbed Ski You at Killington, is now live at BoardGameGeek. Prospective traders have until October 27th to make their offers. Want lists are due November 3rd. The trade, of course, happens at Carnage on the Mountain at Killington the next weekend.

What’s a math trade, you ask? Matt’s post at the top of the list explains the details of the format more, but in short: list the board games, card games, miniatures and RPGs you want to swap away by 9:00pm on October 21st. Then create a want list from the gamers offered by others using the On-Line Want List Generator by October 28th at 9:00pm. Then wait for the good news of what you’re swapping and what you’re receiving.

Let’s get those games listed to find them new homes!

Carnage on the Mountain 2013 Addendum

To err is human. While we try as hard as we can, errors still slip through when compiling games for the convention book. This afternoon we published an updated convention book with key corrections to the fantasy miniatures section. Please use the updated version, named 2013_Carnage_Booklet_For_Web_10-08.pdf, for your registration.

Additionally, the web addendum is live. You will find a link in the Convention Book menu of the navigation bar. This is a living document of further clarifications, additions and cancellations. Keep an eye on it in the coming days for further offerings at Carnage on the Mountain.

We thank our friends, GMs and conventioneers alike, for their patience as we reconcile our perceptions with reality.

Download the 2013 Carnage on the Mountain Convention Book

Note: This post links to the 2013 Carnage convention book and is made available for informational purposes only. If you’re looking for the current year’s convention book, check the sidebar, or the top of the News page.

Carnage on the Mountain Book Cover
Download the 2013 Carnage on the Mountain convention book.

Carnage on the Mountain’s official convention book is now available for download. Below, you will find links to the convention book, a preregistration form, a schedule grid and a map showing the layout of the Killington Grand and adjacent Snowshed Lodge. Note that the Snowshed Lodge is accessible through the door at the end of the hall by rooms K Roundabout and H-I Escapade I & II.

These documents reflect the schedule as it stood at the time of printing. For updates, alterations, amendments and new arrivals, check the Convention Book Addendum regularly.

  • Carnage on the Mountain Convention Book [PDF, 868kb] Updated 10/12/13!
  • Carnage on the Mountain Pre-reg Form [PDF, 64kb]
  • Carnage on the Mountain Schedule Grid [PDF, 96kb]
  • Carnage on the Mountain Schedule Grid [XLS, 63kb]
  • Killington Grand Site Map [PDF, 62kb]

Update October 12th, 2013

The convention book was updated October 12th with key miniatures corrections. The current version is named 2013_Carnage_Booklet_For_Web_10-08.pdf.

Additionally, the Convention Addendum is now live. This is a living document of updates, additions and cancellations. Watch it for the latest in gaming offerings at Carnage on the Mountain in 2013.

GM Submissions Deadline for Carnage on the Mountain Draws Near

calendar_clip_artThe summer is just flying by! We’re coming to the close of the submission period for GMs to run games. If you’re still on the fence or have put off getting your games in to the field marshals, now is the time to act! If the universe holds you up and you can’t send your games in until after the 27th, we’ll do our best to make it all fit in the book, but there are no guarantees.

After July 27th, the Carnage staff sifts and schedules all the games our GMs sent to create a weekend of programming that lets people sample new games and enjoy their favorites as much as possible. Then the convention book is laid out, proofread, printed and mailed off to the Carnage community. After that, new submissions are added to the web addendum. So you can see that to reach the most eyeballs, GMs want their games in the printed and electronic versions of the book.

Come one, come all to Carnage on the Mountain! You’ll find the GM sign-up form eager to accept your tasty information.

Just One of the Horsemen: Board Games Galore!

June is here after May snow . . . ? Time to start thinking of game submissions for Carnage. The GM submission form is up and running. We are looking for board games galore this year! There just seem to be more and more board games to choose from these days. Plenty of new games have hit since Carnage Noir. Such gems as Tammany Hall, Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar, Terra Mystica, Pax Porfiriana, Andean Abyss, Bora Bora, Archipelago, Clash of Cultures, Robinson Crusoe, Island Fortress and Ground Floor . . . whew . . . and that is just a drop in the bucket of all the new games that are out since last Carnage.

What were some of your favorites this year? Which new board game caught your eye and your just can’t get enough of it? Well, come run a slot of two at Carnage. Got a game you want to see played at this year’s convention? Let us know. Do you know of a game that you are waiting for patiently that, hopefully, will be out for Carnage? We have a few: 1775: The Rebellion, A Distant Plain, Cuba Libre and of course . . . Battlestar Galactica: Daybreak! Rumor has it this is close to being on the docket for Carnage . . .

So take a look behind the jump at the list of games we are looking for this year. This list is not even close to complete! See something you like, please consider running the game. Don’t see your favorite game…don’t worry, you can run a slot of that as well!

Looking forward to a great year up on the mountain at Killington! Continue reading

GM Sign Ups Open for Carnage on the Mountain 2013

As spring turns to summer, so do the thoughts of the Carnage staff turn to the question, “Who wants to run some games at this year’s convention?”

Now you, the discerning game master, can answer that question with the utmost expedition. The GM sign up form is now up and running! Carnage wants passionate GMs who want to share their favorite games with the convention community, so figure out what gets you excited and write up a submission to run it at Carnage on the Mountain this year. Board games, card games, LARPs, miniatures, role-playing games, we want them all to make our first year in a new hotel the most fun-filled yet. The deadline to get your session information into the convention book is July 27th, so get crackin’!

The form strives to be as self-explanatory as possible. If you’re new to running games at conventions or have specific questions, get in touch with us through info@carnagecon.com. We’ll connect you with the field marshal in question.

Carnage on the Mountain runs November 8th t0 the 10th at the Killington Grand Resort in Killington, Vermont.