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We’re OFF for FMGCon2017!

Sept 19, 2017

The I Will Never Grow Up Games crew will be off until Monday, September 25th to run the 7th annual Field Marshal Gaming Convention!

If you’re in the area and looking for a fun, casual, family friendly weekend of tabletop gaming, check out FMGCon2017.

Located at the historic #420Wing Royal Canadian Air Force building in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada this event is host to no more than 100 tabletop gaming enthusiasts and newbies alike all coming together to play a ton of games all weekend long!

  • The free to play game library holds some 200+ games for your enjoyment
  • Game designers show off their newest prototypes; see and play as yet unreleased games!
  • I Will Never Grow Up Games vendor booth and Demos of Into the Black: Boarding Party (now on Kickstarter!)
  • Scheduled Events including Miniature War Games, Triple Play Tournament and Midnight Munchkin Madness
  • Door Prizes
  • .. more!

Come one, come all! We hope to see you there!

Saturday September 23rd – Sunday September 24th. Doors open at 9am. 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Designer Blog – Good Vibes (Positive Events)!

Designer Blog – #IntoTheBlack

Good Vibes (Positive Events)!

One of the most common things I have heard over the numerous play testing sessions I’ve been a part of is “Oh my god! Are there no good events? Is it all bad things?!”

Well .. short answer was “Yes. Yes, all events on this enemy ship are bad, unless you count the “No Event: You’re safe, for now!” cards”. It seems the onslaught of non-stop bad things that happen any time you entered a room was becoming overwhelmingly dreadful and bringing about a defeatist feeling! While I did design the game to be rather difficult, I do realize there needs to be the occasional good vibe to help propel the team to a potential victory!

So, you spoke up, and we listened!

unexpected-allyIntroducing 3 new Positive Events cards (totaling 5 cards in the deck) to help you along the way when all else seems lost;

  • An Unexpected Ally – You’ve encountered an unexpected ally aboard the ship; someone who’s goals align with yours and is willing to follow along for the ride. These allies can, essentially, take damage in your place allowing you to better survive combat. They cannot fight or loot for you, but they’re still there to help in a great way!
  • Holonews Bulletin – News of your exploits has made the Intergalactic HoloNews Network! You’re reputation is growing as your name spreads among the stars! Gain 2 reputation for drawing this card, while everyone else in your group gains one. Even if this brings you above the maximum of 5 reputation!
  • New Orders Incoming – You have received a message from the mother ship – They have new orders for you! The players may choose to replace their current primary mission with a new one drawn randomly from the missions deck. Choose wisely. While the current mission may have become impossible to fulfill, who knows what the new mission brings!

As always, any comments and suggestions are welcome!

James J Campbell is the Lead Game Designer at I Will Never Grow Up Gaming and the creator of
several projects such as TechMage Sci-Fantasy RPG, Into the Black: A Game of Space Piracy and Conflict & Chaos: Vietnam 19

Rotten Harvest Painting Competition happening now at Wyrd Miniatures

September 30th, 2015

What do pumpkins, witches, zombies, and blood-curdling screams have in common? They are all things that usher in the Halloween season! As harvest and Halloween approach that also means it is time for another Rotten Harvest Painting Competition!

Entries will be taken from October 1st to November 2nd. Voting will start on November 4th, with the voting to be done by the Wyrd forum members.

There’s a whole bunch of Wyrd Miniatures gift certificates up for grabs for those that are chosen the best in each category as well as best overall.


So, we did a thing .. and it was AWESOME! FMGCon2015

September 19th, 2015

Last weekend, September 12-13th, I Will Never Grow Up Gaming co-sponsored the annual Field Marshal Gaming Convention once again and IT.WAS.AWESOME!

Stone Age Selfie

I Will Never Grow Up taking some time out to play Stone Age

This is the 5th year that FMGCon has run in Oshawa, Ontario at the historic Building 10 #420Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association, and our 3rd year co-sponsoring the event. This venue is cozy, but it has a great atmosphere to it. And the staff of the #420Wing are great! They even provided a BBQ lunch of Sausages and Hamburgers on the Saturday.

Each and every year attendance has grown, the games library has grown, the schedule has grown and our experience in running a tabletop gaming weekend has grown. In the past, attendance has grown an average of about 10% year over year. This year, however, attendance took a huge leap; up almost 30% from the previous year! FMGCon2015 was getting very near to capacity by the time the front desk closed. Wow! Entire families came out for the day (even for the weekend). Even the traditionally slow Sunday was packed.

The scheduled demonstrations were phenominal, covering so many new and older games alike. Robotech RPG Tactics Miniatures, Eclipse, Kings of War, Camelot 101, Operation Huskey, Axis and Allies Miniatures, Sails of Glory, Bolt Action .. and so many more! One unfortunate circumstance (rain, rain and more rain!) led to the cancellation of the live WW2 Tank Demonstration, but that was very much out of everyones hands and really, we were so busy inside that I don’t even know if anyone noticed!

And now I have to mention the staff and volunteers of FMGCon .. what can we say really? We can’t thank the volunteers who help run this weekend enough! Their hard work and dedication throughout the year and even more-so on the weekend of the event shines through and keeps things moving like a well-oiled machine. Sure, there are always going to be problems but they are handled well and with a smile every time. One thing we can definitely say about this weekend is it’s friendly! The staff, volunteers, guests, event hosts .. everyone is friendly and willing to help in any way possible. And yes, even our volunteers and staff get to spend a good portion of their days gaming; we can’t work them too hard .. they’re doing all this without pay after all!

Two vendors graced the floor this year as well. Worlds Collide Comics, Games and Collectibles in Downtown Oshawa brought a large selection of games for guests to browse and purchase at reasonable prices (taxes all included and everything). Sean-Michael Inc brought their new game “Battle of France 1940” to show off as well. On top of that, we had a successful Bring and Buy table and the co-sponsors had some of their wares available as well.

SO.MANY.CONTRIBUTING.SPONSORS! The support from the board game publishers continues to be amazing! This year we received games from AEG, Tasty Minstrel Games, Ares Games, Academy Games, Calliope Games, Victory Point Games and Stonemaier Games, including many Play and Win selections. So many people played the Play and Win Games too.

Once again FMGCon chose to support the Wounded Warriors of Canada and raised just shy of $200 once again. Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization that supports Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, and their families.

After a day of set-up on Friday and two VERY LONG days of gaming (and working .. can’t forget the working .. so much work ..) we were all completely exhausted but content. We had pulled off another great event and got some great feedback from our guests to help us improve even more for next year!

We invite you all to join us again next year for FMGCon2016! More details will come on the convention website (www.fmgcon.com) once the date is set and registrations open back up again.

Here are a few of the photos taken at this years event. If you were there and have any photos you’d like to share, send them to us at info@iwillnevergrowup.com with the subject “FMGCon2015 Photos”!

AquaSphere City Hall Conquest of Nerath 2 Eclipse Family Cyclades  King of Tokyo Settlers of the STone Age Star Wars Monopoly Kemet

About FMGCon;

The Field Marshal Gaming Convention is an annual fan run tabletop gaming convention held during September in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada since 2011. The convention was created originally by Field Marshal Games (a local and online board game and accessories company specializing in Axis and Allies and similar war themed games) to fill a gap in tabletop gaming events in the area East of Toronto and to have a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for people to come and enjoy gaming with friends, family and meet new gamers.In 2013 the convention was turned over to be run by a dedicated, elected convention committee with all proceeds going to fund the next years event.  Committee members are elected each year following the event and work year round to keep the event going.While the event remains small with fewer than 100 guests attending each year it has grown in popularity.  The convention committee hopes to keep the event a relaxed and comfortable size rather than the mega-conventions that dominate the gaming convention circuit.

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IWNGU is Headed off to #FMGCon2015 in Oshawa, Ontario!

September 11th, 2015

And we’re off! Loaded up and headed East to Oshawa for a great weekend of tabletop gaming goodness at the 5th Annual Field Marshal Gaming Convention!

I Will Never Grow Up Gaming, along with Field Marshal Games are proud to co-host this annual tabletop gaming convention in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada every September at the historic #420Wing Royal Canadian Air Force building.

Join us and a hall full of gamers of all ages for a great weekend of open gaming, participation demos, a live WW2 tank demonstration, Midnight Munchkin Madness, prizes and more!

There are TWO vendors this year, dozens of scheduled demos, miniatures games, board games, card games, dice games, BBQ lunch and dinner, Live Tank Demo (outdoors), door prizes, Play and Win games, Bring and Buy table .. the list goes on.  The convention will again be donating a portion of proceeds to the Wounded Warriors Canada. To help this cause, $2 Cheat for Charity tokens will be available again! What are they? Check them out at http://fmgcon.com/schedule/charitable-donation

saturday lineup

sunday lineup

sponsor thanks 2015


Free Pickup at #FMGCon2015 offer ends Sept 4th

September 1st, 2015

I Will Never Grow Up Gaming’s “FREE PICKUP AT #FMGCON2015” promotion ends Friday, September 4th!

Order before the end of the business day on September 4th from I Will Never Grow Up Gaming and you can choose to pick up your order at the 2015 Field Marshal Gaming Convention in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (September 12-13th) with no shipping costs to you!

At I Will Never Grow Up Gaming we carry a wide selection of board games, card games, dice games, rpgs, miniatures and accessories. We are passionate about the games we sell, and if you do not see a board game that you want listed in our catalogue, or have any questions or concerns, just contact us and we will be happy to help. We ship both locally and internationally using UPS (primary carrier) and Canada Post, and have many happy customers across North America.

Gearing Up for the 5th Annual Field Marshal Gaming Convention!

August 19th, 2015

I Will Never Grow Up is gearing up to co-host the 5th Annual Field Marshal Gaming Convention held in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

This family friendly, fairly casual event sees a growing group of tabletop gamers come together for a weekend of fun, open gaming, prizes, demos, and more.
There are 2 confirmed Vendors for this years event; Worlds Collide Comics and Games and The Battle of France 1940 historical board game released by Sean-Micheal Inc.

A few of the events scheduled are the returning Midnight Munchkin Madness, Kings of War table, Robotech RPG Tactics, Bolt Action Minis, Axis and Allies tables, loads of Participation Demos such as Small World, Dead of Winter, Eclipse and more (check out the schedule on the website for a full list). And fans of loud moving things rejoice, the live, outdoor WW2 Tank Demonstration is back this year as well!

As we are partners in bringing this event to local gamers (and a few not-so-local) we are busy working behind the scenes to get things ready.  You may notice a little slow down once in a while in the news feed.  Do not fear, we aren’t going away .. we’re just super busy and we’ll catch up!

Tickets are just over 50% sold out (a record for pre-sales for this event) but rest assured there should be space available if you plan to buy single day passes at the door!
T-Shirts are also available this year for those hardcore FMGCon attendees.  Pre-Sales of those are done, but you can buy them (while quantities last) at the event desk as well.

A portion of proceeds goes to help the Wounded Warriors Canada.  Honour the Fallen, Help the Living!

The event takes place September 12-13, 2015. Doors open at 9am each day and close late.

#420Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Building
1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

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Tabletop World announce annual Painting Competition

February 8th, 2015

Tabletop World has announced the next installment of their annual painting competition. You have until April 1st to get your entry completed and sent in. Winner gets 500 euros for the Tabletop World store!
But even if you just enter, you’ll get 20% off your next order in their shop.

Once again we have an Annual Painting Competition to announce!
Competition starts today and will last until April 1.
Entries may represent a single model or the whole diorama.
It is important that the majority of the model/diorama is made of Tabletop World components.

1 place: A voucher of 500 Euros that can be spent on our products.
2 place: A voucher of 300 Euros that can be spent on our products.
3 place: A voucher of 200 Euros that can be spent on our products.
All other contestants: 20% discount on their next order! Order must be placed until June 1.

All of you who own Tabletop World models and whish to participate in this contest, send us photos of your works on the following address: competition@tabletop-world.com
Together with the photos, provide us with your name and the country you are from. Contestants are allowed to have more than one entry.

On April 1st we will make a Facebook album where all of the entries will be uploaded. Tabletop World team will then judge the entries and declare winners. In addition to this, author of the work that gets most “likes” will receive a voucher of 50 Euros that can be spent on our products.The winner will also be featured on the index page of our website.