Monday, March 31, 2014

And now for a message from our sponsors, AKA Stuff You Can Win

These are the games that have been donated to us for Saturday. All of these will be going home with attendees. Also, this list is not yet complete, so check back often to see what we've added.

Double Double Dominoes
Got 'Em!
Roll For It!
Tsuro of the Seas
Plus some t-shirts, pins and other SWAG.

GTS Distribution
7 Wonders

Harebrained Schemes
Key for Shadowrun Returns (x10!)

Looney Labs
Star Fluxx
Zombie Fluxx
Plus some TableTop Day limited edition Tie Die Rule cards.

Plaid Hat Games
Bioshock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia

Slugfest Games
Red Dragon Inn (x2)
Red Dragon Inn 2 (x2)
Red Dragon Inn 4
RDI: Cormac the Mighty
RDI: Erin the Ever-Changing
RDI: Pooky the Vicious
RDI: Witchdoctor Natyli
High Noon Saloon

Don't have tickets yet? Better hurry! They're going fast, and both of our previous events have sold out in advance. Click here to get yours.

Get Out the Word campaign: How you can help--and win games!

TableTop Day isn't even here yet, and we're already giving away some awesome games as prizes for those willing to help us get the word out about our event. Those who participate have a VERY good chance of winning! Prizes are a copy of Zombie Fluxx, a key to the online game Shadowrun Returns, and a copy of Puerto Rico. In addition, the first 15 people to help us out will receive a limited edition TableTop Day Fluxx tie die bonus rule card.

Here's how to help. There are three way to quality, and you will receive one entry into the hat for each of the below methods that you employ. Before continuing, click to open our Facebook event page. Oh, and needless to say, only ticket holders are eligible to win. Not a ticket holder? Fix that here. Here's how to enter:

Method 1: Invite 10 greater Seattle area game-loving Facebook friends. On the Facebook event page, click "Invite", click "Choose Friends", and invite at least 10 friends who are not already on the invite list.

Method 2: Share the event on Facebook. On the Facebook event page, click "Invite", click "Share event" and copy/paste the following message into the window where it says "Write Something...": Join me on Saturday for some tabletop games at this charity #TableTopDay event from the top floor of the Columbia Tower, the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest! Click the "Share Event" button, and you're done!

Method 3: For those that have a Twitter account, tweet the following. Make sure you include the link at the end: Join @DawgsledEvents this Saturday for some games on #TableTopDay from the #76thFloor of the Columbia Tower!

How to let us know you entered: On the Facebook event page, find the "I entered the spread the word contest" thread and post what you did by saying if you invited, shared and/or tweeted. If you do all 3, you have 3 chances to win!

This is shaping up to be a fantastic event, with games, prizes, game developers, more games, demos, kitties, fantastic views and even more games! See you Saturday!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Signature Drinks at TableTop Day ... AND we are 50% sold out!

We are now halfway to a sellout for TableTop Day on Top of the World. Don't have your tickets yet? Better get them while you still can. This link will take you to the ticket sales page.

To celebrate, why not have a drink? Here are the signature drinks that you will be able to get at the event.

A sweet and tart cocktail with a cherry kick to it that rounds it out very nicely.

Gallifrey Double Sunrise

Ingredients for Gallifrey Double Sunrise:
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Grenadine

Either have the bartender hand the person a spoon when they hand them the drink or put a tall spoon in the glass for them to walk around with. It’s sort of a “thing” with the Tick.

The Tick Blueberry Lemonade

Ingredients for The Tick Blueberry Lemonade:
  • 12 oz. bottle of Jones Soda Berry Lemonade
  • 1 oz. Blueberry liqueur
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1 Blue Twizzler

The Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
Ah! Big, flashy, lighty thing, that’s what brought me here! Big, flashy, lighty things have got me written all over them! Not actually, but give me time. And a crayon.

The Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver

Ingredients for The Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver:
  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 shot blue curacao
  • 1 splash Rose Blue Raspberry Mix
  • Fill glass with orange juice (to color)

Love Potion #8.5
Inspired by the drink of the same name in The Sims 2

Love Potion #8.5

Ingredients for Love Potion #8.5:
  • 8 Raspberries
  • Crushed Ice
  • 10ml / 0.33oz. Chambord Raspberry Liqueur (Or Raspberry Juice)
  • 50ml / 1.5oz. Raspberry Lemonade
  • 100ml / 3.3oz Champagne (Or Tonic Water)
  • Top Up with Lychee Juice
  • Mint Sprigs
  • Fresh Lemon Juice

Get your tickets here before it's too late!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Harebrained Schemes to demo Golem Arcana at our TableTop Day event

Exciting news! Local game studio Harebrained Schemes will be onsite demonstrating their new game Golem Arcana on TableTop Day. Golem Arcana is a tactical strategy game set on a modular board with miniatures. What makes this game so unique is that many of the movements and measurements are done by digitally integrating the game with your smartphone! They have also donated 10 licence keys to the online game Shadowrun Returns that we will be giving away as prizes. Be sure to check out their table and maybe play a game or two with them.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: TableTop Day on Top of the World extended to be a 12 hour event!

We are still working out the final details, but the Columbia Tower Club has agreed to allow us to continue our event well into the evening on April 5th! There is some fine print on this, so please make sure you take a gander at it.

As always, please check back here regularly for all the latest updates on what is shaping up to be an epic event!

Don't have tickets yet? Get them here.


  • This day is essentially 2 gaming events, back to back. The original event still ends at 5:00, and this will transition seamlessly (except for the one conference room that we need to be out of) into the evening event. The evening event will last until you're sick of gaming or until the club kicks us out sometime after 11:00, whichever happens first. 
  • The club closes around 11:00 PM on Saturdays. The evening event is April's version of our monthly tabletop gaming night, with the only difference being that (for non Columbia Tower Club members) it is only open to ticketholders from the afternoon event. 
  • Food and drinks for the evening event will be ordered from a CTC server and is NOT INCLUDED with the price of admission to the afternoon event. You'll be able to order off the regular menu. CTC food is delicious, as you would expect from a high-end venue, and is reasonably priced. One thing: Please bring your patience to this, as the club is stretched thin staff-wise this day and we may only have 1 or 2 servers for the entire evening. Remember also that outside food and drink is not allowed at CTC. 
  • As the evening event is a member event as opposed to a private event, Columbia Tower Club members may join us free of charge after 5:00, as is your privilege.

Monday, March 24, 2014

TableTop: Unspeakable Words

Let's start the week off with another episode of TableTop. Today's episode features the Cthulhu-themed Unspeakable Words by Playroom Entertainment. In this game, you make words from cards in your hand. The more angles your word has, the more points you get--but the more likely that you will go insane!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Event Update! Cool Stuff!

Here's a quick update on TableTop Day on Top of the World:
  • We have secured donations from Calliope Games (makers of Tsuro, among others), Looney Labs (makers of Fluxx and all of its derivations), Slugfest Games (Red Dragon Inn) and others. These donations will be available for play (many of them with teachers/demonstrators), and will be given away as prizes at the end of the day.
  • Mike Selinker himself, designer of games such as Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords, Unspeakable Words, Lords of Vegas and others, will be in attendance and will be demonstrating the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. Learn to play the game from the master himself!
  • Meow Cat Rescue will be bringing some adorable SpokesKitties for you to pet and play with. They will be in their own separate room, so if you're allergic, you will be able to steer well clear.
  • We've had several other attendees volunteer to teach/demonstrate games. So far, A Game of Thrones, Second Edition, Patchistory (which isn't even available yet), Quantum and others will be on the table. We expect this list to grow, so if you have a game you'd like to demo, let us know via our Facebook Page or our Twitter Account.
  • If you haven't got your tickets yet, they're going fast! Get them here!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Looks like we're getting noticed!

The folks from down in LA have been fantastic in helping us to promote this event.

Get your tickets now before they're gone!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Watch Wil Wheaton on @Midnight!

Last night, Wil Wheaton appeared on Comedy Central's highly entertaining show @Midnight. If you've never watched this show, Chris Hardwick (@nerdist) hosts it, and he has 3 new comedians on per night. They compete for "points" by poking fun at the latest shenanigans from the Internet. Hilarity ensues. If you watch this episode, you'll know right away that Mr. Wheaton is involved. Enjoy, and you're welcome.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

TableTop: The Resistance

Similar to last year, we'll be featuring an episode of TableTop on this site every few days from now until TableTop Day. Today's episode features The Resistance by Indie Boards & Cards. This is a great game to play when you have a larger group of people, but make sure you have thick skin, because everyone is going to think you're a dirty spy!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

All About Meow Cat Rescue

Here is some information about Meow Cat Rescue, the charity we are raising money for at this event.

Our Mission         
With respect and compassion for all animal life, MEOW promotes lifelong relationships between people and companion animals, providing shelter and care for each precious life until adopted into a forever home.

Our Vision         
MEOW envisions a day when society will be free from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet ownership, when every pet born will be assured loving care all of its natural life and will never suffer due to abuse, neglect or ignorance.

Our History         
In the early 1990s, a small group of animal-loving friends made a commitment to create a better life for homeless animals. With little more than determination, they started Mercer Island Eastside Orphans & Waifs, now commonly known as MEOW Cat Rescue & Adoption, a non-profit organization with a no-holds-barred no-kill philosophy. MEOW continues to be staffed almost entirely by volunteers.

Our Goal         
MEOW 's goal is to help create a "no-kill nation", where people are responsible for their pets, where there are no helpless creatures abandoned in boxes or left to fend for themselves in parking lots, where there is no longer a need for any healthy companion animal to be euthanized.

MEOW places approximately 1000 animals into permanent homes each year. Our application process ensures that every adopted animal is placed in an environment where there is appropriate space, human contact, and a commitment to safeguard and care for the animal for its entire lifetime.  Newborn or senior, healthy, ill or injured, all are valued at MEOW. Each year MEOW is faced with the impossible and each and every day we recommit ourselves to something we truly believe in, the motto we adopted at our inception,”all nine lives are precious”.    

Monday, March 3, 2014

Thanks for the Tweet, Hannah!

A very special thank you to Hannah Hart for helping us to promote our event! For any of you who still don't know, Hannah is the star of the wildly successful YouTube channel MyHarto, home of the very funny and adorable show My Drunk Kitchen. Recently, Hannah has been branching out into other areas. Her most recent project is a full length movie in collaboration with the other two members of the Holy Trinity of Internet YouTube Leading Ladies (Mamrie Hart, star of You Deserve a Drink, and Grace Helbig, star of Daily Grace) called Camp Takota.

If you enjoy the work of any or all of these very talented women, you will LOVE this. It's cute, funny, intelligent and very well acted--exactly what you'd expect from these three. Please click on the image above to be taken to the movie's Website and give these talented gals your support!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

TableTop Day on Top of the World Website is now Live!

We are pleased to officially announce the launch of the Second Annual TableTop Day on Top of the World! Tickets are on sale now, and all proceeds beyond the cost of putting on the event will be donated to Meow Cat Rescue this year. This is our third major event at the Columbia Tower Club. Both prior events have sold out and have been overwhelming successes, so get your tickets early before any price increases hit. It's for the kitties, after all!