Featured Event of the Day – Advanced Squad Leader


This year marks the 31st year of ASL at MAGE Con/Sioux City Con, which runs from 10 am til Midnight on Saturday of the Con.  So what is ASL and what has made it able to stand the test of time?

ASL is a hex and counter based wargame based in World War 2.  Many have called it the most realistic and complete squad level game system ever created.  As close to perfect as you can get.  Which is a pretty big accomplishment in a world where something bigger and better is released every week it seems.

A lot of people used to complain about the learning curve of Advanced Squad Leader.  However, when Multi Man Publishing took over the right to publish it several years ago, the introduced kits that slowly introduce you to the rules.  You can buy Starter Kit #1 to get your feet wet, then when you’re ready, dive into Starter Kit #2.  This has helped introduce many new people to the game and has been a success for MMP.

This year, as always, there are prizes on the line and fun to be had.  Burnie Hegdahl heads up the event and Larry Zoet (who is one of our vendors, Hell on Wheels) provides great support.  Truly a premier event that we’re proud to have and hope to continue for years to come!  Just ask Larry about ASL if you’re interested in getting started, he will not steer you wrong!



Featured Event of the Day – Heroes of Metro City

Luke Johnson will be running Heroes of Metro City on Friday evening starting at 5 PM.  Here’s a brief preview of the game!


Heroes of Metro City is a deck-building card/board game in which each player represents a super-powered Hero of his own design who must stop their Archenemy’s nefarious plan to destroy Metro City. Devastate your enemies with thousands of possibilities and choices for your character. The base game includes over twenty explosive Power cards and many iconic Energy Sources, and a randomized subset of these will be selected for each game. It’s an exciting array of possibilities for your customized super-powered Hero.

Heroes of Metro City uses dynamic deck-building combined with unique Energy Source slots to create a power management mechanism (using your Hero Placard) that lets you decide which powers and abilities are most important for each turn. The Hero Placard also helps to guide you through the six phases of each turn.

To succeed, the Heroes must do battle with hordes of Minions, diabolical Villains, and the Archenemy who leads them! The more Energy and Powers a Hero develops, the closer he gets to defeating their Archenemy. The first player to defeat the Archenemy wins the game…unless the Archenemy destroys so much of Metro City that there’s nothing left to save!

Just so you can be prepared ahead of time, here’s a link to a video to show you how to play!



Sioux City MAGE Chapter to Become Tri-State Gamers

The Sioux City Chapter of MAGE has elected to form their own non-profit organization and has filed it’s paperwork to become one.  Tri-State Gamers will now be running the current conventions in South Sioux City.  MAGE Con South 31 will be the last MAGE Sponsored convention in Sioux City.  After that, the name of the conventions will become Tri-Con Spring and Tri-Con Fall.  The timeframes of said events will remain the same every year.  We hope to better focus on our Sioux City Tri-State Area community to continue to expand our hobby for all to enjoy.  We hope you’ll continue to attend events in the Sioux City metro area.