2015 WBC Orphans—Preliminary Event List
Jan 17, 2015

WBC 2015 is NOW OPEN to new events.

WBC is preparing events for the 2015 season. The list below is temporary and only identifies events eligible for inclusion based on 2014 performance and the 2015 membership vote. Additional Trial events by qualified sponsors and vendors will be added prior to March 15. Note that the times below are requested times and are subject to change and as such are only rough estimates of the form the final schedule will eventually take.

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Century Events

Century: 109 events compose the combined Century & Legacy Group of featured events which are supported by multiple prize levels ranging from two to six plaques and a Centurion shirt based on a formula using the most recent statistics of attendance and player hours. Those slots were pre-determined by 2014 performance and Board vote under the Legacy rules (see BPA FAQs) and require only the commitment of a BPA member to GM the event by the March 15 deadline.

Failure of a member GM to submit a suitable event form for the event by the deadline will drop it from eligibility. All events require a BPA member acting as GM to submit a satisfactory Event Form no later than March 15. Prospective GMs should review the GM Guidelines. All requested event times are approximate and subject to change when the final schedule is released.

Events are not held for their prior GM but are awarded based on merit determined by past performance, timeliness of event submission and format.Events without a GM commitment at this time are OPEN to any current member who submits an acceptable event form.

Event - Code - Demo Requested Century GM & Requested Start Time
7 Wonders - 7WS - C-1 OPEN
1830 - 8XX - D: PCSa9 C-2 Tom McCorry; PC Sa10, PC Sa18, PC Su9, PC Su17; SF/F: Mo9
1989 - 989 C-3 OPEN
Acquire - ACQ - C-4 OPEN
Advanced Civilization - ACV - D: Mo17, Tu17 C-5 Kevin Youells; PC Su9, We9; F: Fr9
Afrika Korps - AFK -  L-1 OPEN
Age of Renaissance - AOR - C-6 OPEN
Agricola - AGR - C-7 Rob Murray; We15, Th19, Fr12; SF:Fr20; F: Sa20
Air Baron - ABN - C-8 OPEN
Alhambra - ALH - C-9 OPEN
Amun-Re - AMR - C-10 OPEN
Atlantic Storm - ACS - C-11 OPEN
Attack Sub - ATS - L-2 OPEN
Auction - AUC - L-3 OPEN
Automobile - AUT -  D: TBD C-12 Andrew Maly; TBD
Axis & Allies - A&A - C-13 Joe Powell; PC Sa9+
B17 - B17 - C-14 Dave Terry; Th09+
Battles of the American Revolution Series (aka Saratoga) - BAR - D: Th11 C-15 Mark Miklos; Mu: Th13, Th16+
Bitter Woods - BWD - C-16 OPEN
Brass - BRS - D: Tu20 C-17 Ed Kendrick; Tu21, We20, Fr9; SF/F: Sa14
Breakout Normandy - BKN - D: Tu14 C-18 Andrew Cummins; Mu: Tu18, We9+
Britannia - BRI - C-19 OPEN
Can't Stop - CNS -  C-20 OPEN
Carcassonne - CAR - C-21 OPEN
Castles of Burgundy - COB - C-22 OPEN
Catan; Cities & Knights - C&K - D: TBD C-23 Christopher Gnech; TBD
Circus Maximus - CMS - D: Th9 C-24 John Jacoby, Tu18, Fr9; F: Sa19
Combat Commander - CBC - D: Tu18 C-25 Bryan Collars; We9+
Commands & Colors Ancients - CCA - C-26 OPEN
Conquest of Paradise - CQP  C-27 OPEN
Diplomacy - DIP - C-28 OPEN
Dominant Species - DSP - C-29 OPEN
Dominion - DOM -   C-30 OPEN
Dune - DUN - C-31 Bradley Johnson; We13, Th13, Fr9; F: Sa9
Egizia - EGZ - C-32 OPEN
El Grande - ELG - C-33 OPEN
Empire Builder - EPB - C-34 OPEN
Empire of the Sun - EOS - C-35 OPEN
Enemy in Sight - EIS - C-36 OPEN
Euphrat & Tigris - E&T - L-4 OPEN
Facts In Five - FI5 - L-5 John Corrado; Sa21
Football Strategy - FBS - L-6 OPEN
For the People - FTP - C-37 OPEN
Formula De - FDE - C-38 OPEN
Formula Motor Racing - FMR - C-39 OPEN
Gangsters - GSR - C-40 OPEN
Gettysburg - GBG - C-41 OPEN
Hammer of the Scots - HOS - C-42 OPEN
Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage - HRC - C-43 Stuart Tucker; PC Sa13+
Here I Stand - HIS - C-44 OPEN
History of the World - HWD - C-45 OPEN
Ingenious - ING - C-46 OPEN
Ivanhoe - IVH - C-47 OPEN
Julius Caesar - JUC - C-48 OPEN
King of Tokyo - KOT - D: Tu22 C-49 Rob Olsson; Tu23+
Kremlin - KRM - L-7 OPEN
LeHavre - LHV - D: Tu19 C-50 Kenneth Horan; Tu21, Th9; SF: Th16; F: Fr15
Liar's Dice - LID - C-51 OPEN
Lost Cities - LST - C-52 OPEN
March Madness - MMS - L-8 OPEN
Memoir '44 - M44 - D: Th20 C-53 Sam Edelston; Mu: Th21, Fr9+
Merchant of Venus - MOV - C-54 OPEN
Mr. Madison's War - MMW - C-55 OPEN
Napoleonic Wars 5-Player - NW5 - C-56 OPEN
Navegador - NVG - C-57 OPEN
Panzerblitz - PZB -  C-58 OPEN
Paths of Glory - POG - C-59 OPEN
Paydirt - PDT - D: We12 C-60 Harry Flawd; We13, Fr13; F: Su9
Pirate's Cove - PRC - C-61 OPEN
Power Grid - PGD - C-62 OPEN
Princes of Florence - POF - C-63 OPEN
Puerto Rico - PRO - C-64 OPEN
Ra! - RA! - C-65 OPEN
Ra; The Dice Game - RDG - C-66 OPEN
Rail Baron - RBN - C-67 OPEN
Robo Rally - RRY - D: TBD C-68 Marc Houde; TBD
the Russian Campaign - TRC - C-69 OPEN
Saint Petersburg - SPG - D: TBD C-70 Amy Rule; TBD
San Juan - SJN - C-71 OPEN
Sekigahara - SKG - C-72 OPEN
Settlers of Catan - SET - C-73 OPEN
Slapshot - SLS - C-74 OPEN
Small World - SMW - C-75 OPEN
Speed Circuit - SCT - C-76 OPEN
Squad Leader - SQL - C-77 OPEN
Star Wars; Queen's Gambit - QGB - C-78 OPEN
Stockcar Championship Racing - SCC - C-79 OPEN
Stone Age - STA - C-80 OPEN
Superstar Baseball - SSB - C-81 OPEN
Through the Ages - AGE - C-82 OPEN
Thurn & Taxis - T&T - C-83 OPEN
Ticket To Ride - TTR - C-84 OPEN
Titan - TTN - C-85 OPEN
Titan Two -TT2 - C-86 OPEN
Titan The Arena - TTA - L-9 OPEN
Twilight Struggle - TWS - C-87 OPEN
Tzolkin' - TZK - TBD C-88 Chris Yaure; TBD
Up Front - UPF - C-89 Jim Burnett; Th9+
Vegas Showdown - VSD - C-90 OPEN
Victory in the Pacific - VIP - C-91 OPEN
Virgin Queen - VGQ - C-92 OPEN
War At Sea - WAS - C-93 OPEN
War of the Ring - WOR - C-94 OPEN
Warriors of God - WOG - C-95 OPEN
Washington's War - WWR - formerly WTP (We The People) - C-96 OPEN
Waterloo - WAT -  C-97 Marty Musella; PC Sa10+; SF/F Sa10
Wilderness War - WNW - C-98 OPEN
Wooden Ships & Iron Men - WSM - D: TBD C-99 Tim Hitchings; PC Sa10+; SF/F: Sa18
World At War - WAW - C-100 OPEN

To make a GM Commitment, become a current BPA member of Sustaining level or higher and submit a completed Event Form before March 15. Century events will be run within two hours of the requested time slot or the GM will be consulted for an acceptable alternate time.

Trial Events

Eligible Continuing Trials: New events or those which failed to make the Century Group by 2014 attendance/GM obligation standards. These events were included on the Membership ballot during the annual December membership drive and voted into Trial status by members casting their votes before 2015. The 25 with the most votes became eligible for WBC 2015. Any vacancies in these 25 due to lack of a GM commitment will be filled by BPA based on other Alternate GM commitments on hand by March 15.

Although we will try to honor requested timeslots, all GMs of Continuing Trials must be willing to run their events when scheduled by BPA. Failure to do so may disqualify the event.

Events eligible for selection by Membership Vote Trial GM - Requested Starting Times
Adel Verpflichtet - ADV T-1 OPEN
Battle Cry - BCY - T-2 OPEN
Battleline - BAT T-3 OPEN
Concordia - CNC T-4 OPEN
Elchfest - ELC T-5 OPEN
Galaxy - GXY T-6 OPEN
Great Campaigns of ACW - GCA T-7 OPEN
a House Divided - AHD T-8 OPEN
the Hunters - HNT T-9 OPEN
Innovation - IOV  T-10 OPEN
Kaisers Pirates - KPR T-11 OPEN
Leaping Lemmings - LLM T-12 OPEN
Lords of Water Deep - LWD - D: Tu21, We15 T-13 Robert St. Pierre; Tu22, We16, Th17; SF/F: Fr20
Manoeuvre - MAN T-14 OPEN
Medici - MED T-15 OPEN
Monsters Menace America - MMA T-16 OPEN
Naval War - NVW - D - Sa17 T-17 James Kramer; Sa18+
Pro Golf - PGF T-18 OPEN
Race For the Galaxy - RFG T-19 OPEN
Russian Railoads - RRR - D: TBD T-20 Tom DeMarco; TBD
Santa Fe Rails - SFR T-21 OPEN
Splendor - SPD  - D:TBD T-22 Duncan McGregor; TBD
Trans America - TAM  T-23 OPEN
Union Pacific - UNP T-24 OPEN
Yaspahan - YSP T-25 OPEN

Events are not held for their prior GM but are awarded based on merit determined by past performance, timeliness of event submission and format. All events require a BPA member acting as GM to submit a satisfactory event form no later than March 15. Prospective GMs should review the GM Guidelines. All requested event times are approximate and subject to change when the official schedule is released. Although we will try to honor requested timeslots, all GMs of Continuing Trials must be willing to run their events when scheduled by BPA. Failure to do so may disqualify the event.

Alternate Trials: Those events that failed in the December Membership Drive vote but were submitted with a completed event form by willing GMs for inclusion on the ballot for consideration of the membership. Alternate events are used as replacements for any qualifying Century or Continuing Trial event which fails to draw a satisfactory GM commitment. Such events are also occasionally selected by sponsors to become eligible. New proposals must be submitted to cd@boardgamers.org no later than Nov. 24 of each year to be included on that year's membership ballot, although any received by March 15 will be given consideration as replacements for events without a GM commitment. New events may be either events making their first appearance at WBC or returning after an absence.

Event Proposals on Hand for use as replacements for vacancies GM Commitments with requested timeslots
775 - 775  
Ace of Aces - AOA  
Anzio - ANZ  
Baltimore & Ohio - B&O - D; Tu18 Pierre LeBoeuf; Tu19, We10, We14; SF: We18; F: Th12
Brawling Battleship Steel - BBS  
Castles of Mad King Ludwig - CMK - D: Fr17 John Corrado; Fr18, Sa9, Sa11; SF/F: Su10
Cinque Terre - CQT  
Counter Insurgency Series - CIS  
Commands & Colors Napoleonics - CCN  
Conflict of Heroes - COH  
Evolution - EVL - D: TBD Luke Warren; TBD
Founding Fathers - FGF - D: TBD Steve Scott; TBD
Galaxy Trucker - GXT  
Global Mogul - GBM  
Goa - GOA  
Guerilla - GUE - D: Mo16, We16 Steve Scott; Mo17, We17; SF: Fr17; F:Su9
High Frontier Colonization - HCF  
Imperial Settlers - IPS - D: TBD Jim Vroom; TBD
Istanbul - IST - D: TBD Jim Vroom; TBD
Keyflower -KYF  
Koenig's Fortress Europe - KFE  
Labyrinth - LBY  
Last Will - LWL  
Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy - LGY - D: Tu19 Mark Maginity; We20, Th20; SF: Fr20; F: Sa20
Lincoln's War - LCW  
Macao - MCO Duncan McGregor; Th17, Fr9; SF/F: Fr20 
Manifest Destiny - MFD  
Maria - MAR  
Napoleon - NAP  
Pinata - PNT  
Rebel Raiders - RBR  
Republic of Rome - ROR  
Rococo - ROC - D: Tu17 Mark Maginity; We14, Th14, SF: Fr14; F: Sa14
Rommel in the Desert - RID - James Kramer; We10+
Sergeants Miniatures Games - SMG  
Spyrium - SPY  
Tigers in the Mist - TIM  
Twilight Imperium - TWI Michael Buccheri; Th9, Th18; F: Fr9 
Viticulture - VTC   Andrew Drummond; TBD
Wellington - WLL  
Win, Place & Show - WPS - D: TBD Jim Burnett; TBD


Vendor/Sponsor Introductory Trials: Each vendor and/or Sponsor may add one new Trial event above and beyond the 25 Continuing Trials ceiling anytime prior to March 15. Such New Trials will automatically fall into Century or Continuing Trial classifications the following year based on their 2015 performance. These events must be for games which are in print by the March 15 deadline. Publisher must submit a copy of the game at the time of the event submission.

Juniors Events

Juniors Events: Volunteer GMs are always needed to run free events for children aged 12 & under in the WBC Juniors room. Any game is eligible provided it is suitable for children of that age group and available in sufficient numbers to allow all children present to play. You cannot assme children will bring their own copies of the game. The GM should come prepared to instruct children how to play the game.   A BPA Room Monitor is always present to help maintain order but is not always available to assist children in playing the game. Recruitment of assistants to aid you is strongly advised. Volunteer Assistants are very much needed. To volunteer, contact juniors@boardgamers.org.

KEY: Mo = Monday, Tu = Tuesday, We = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday; TBD = To Be Determined (GM conferring to maximize facility use); PC - times listed in red are Pre-Cons which commence the preceding weekend; Mu: Mulligan, QF: Quarter Final, SF: Semi-Final, F: Final; +: Continuous Rounds to conclusion or posted SF or F.

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