Chupacabracon X

Chupacabracon X


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San Marcos, Texas

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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos

1001 E McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

Time zone: America/Chicago (UTC {{ '2024-05-17 13:00:00' | timezone_offset: 'America/Chicago' }})

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Chupacabracon is the premiere tabletop RPG and board game convention in central Texas. We are returning to the Embassy Suites San Marcos for 2024!

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Game masters needed

We have 50+ tables to fill with games over 8 total sessions. So if you've ever been interested in Game Mastering at a con, now's your chance. We're looking for RPGs, Board Games, and Miniatures. RPGs are usually 3 to 4 hours, as are miniatures. Board games can be any length.

Standard Time Slots for Games 3 to 4 Hours:

Friday 9:00AM-1:00PM 2:00PM-6:00PM 8:00PM-Midnight
Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM 2:00PM-6:00PM 8:00PM-Midnight
Sunday 9:00AM-1:00PM 2:00PM-6:00PM

We try to leave a 2 hour window for dinner from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

We close at 6:00PM on Sunday.

If you commit to running 8 hours of games we will give you a badge. Well, as close as we can. There's still the $2 fee from the site to help keep them going. Just sign up for a Game Master badge.

If you've already got a badge and just want to run a game, you can do that, too. All attendees can submit events through the Host menu above.

The conventionĀ is run by nonprofit foundation Austin Creative Pathways benefiting Extra Life whose mission is to unite thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

ChupacabraCon is a small event, pulling visitors from around the country. We are known for having an unusually high number of professional guests for an event at our size. We routinely host 25 to 30 industry guests (more than 45 this year, so far) including designers and authors of many of the top RPGs. Being a small event of around 1000 attendees, this is a unique opportunity to meet your favorite designers, many of whom run their games at ChupacabraCon.

We also host many special events at the convention. D&D Adventurers League and Pathfinder Society regularly host unique, special events at our little convention. We have also hosted Savage Saturday Night every year from our inception. This is an evening of games run by the authors of Deadlands, East Texas University, Savage Rifts, and many other Savage Worlds settings. We hold an interactive celebrity game, where audience members can pledge to the charity for the opportunity to shape the story, make the rolls for the celebrity players, and otherwise make their session more interesting.

We have been told, by attendees and industry guests both, that Chupacabracon is one of their favorite events of the year. Come join our family of gamers!

ChupacabraCon is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy and terms of purchase (including rules and regulations) can be found in our Code of Conduct.

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