3DS Pokemon League

Calling all Pokemon Fans: Tekko 3DS Pokemon League is back for another year and this time we’re looking to add a Team Rocket, in addition to filling the many available gym leader positions.

How the Event Works

The event runs from 10 am to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday, and a small potion of time on Sunday (TBA).  Challenging trainers face Gym Leaders (Friday and Saturday) and if they defeat them, then they will be awarded a badge.  With eight of a possible 18 badges, a trainer qualifies to challenge the Elite Four on Sunday.  One who bests all of the Elite Four and Champion wins both the title of Champion and the prizes (TBA).

All battles follow Smogon Rules, which can be found here: http://www.smogon.com/tournaments/tour/rules

Team Rocket members will be issuing special event-based prizes to anyone who can defeat a Grunt, an Exec, and the Boss.  Team Rocket members will be limited to choosing from a list of Pokemon, derived from the games (see below), but they won’t be bound by all of the usual Smogon rules.

Team Rocket Information

This year we’re looking for people to fill the role of Rocket Grunts, Rocket Execs, and Rocket Bosses.  These positions are open to anyone with a copy of Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire, but they require a certain amount of time to be spent at the event.  Bosses must commit to five hours, Execs must commit to three hours, and Grunts must commit to at least one hour.

Team Rocket Grunts may use any of the following Pokemon on their team:
Sandshrew, Sandslash, Rattatta, Raticate, Zubat, Golbat, Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Koffing, Weezing, Machop, Machoke, Drowzee, Hypno, Grimer, Muk, Cubone, Marrowak, Venonat, Oddish, Gloom, Houndour, Nidoran, Geodude, Gible, and Sandile.

Team Rocket Executives may use any of the Pokemon available to Grunts, in addition to the following:

Crobat, Machamp, Venomoth, Vileplume, Bellossom, Houndoom, Murkrow, Nidoran, Nidorina, Diglett, Graveler, Gabite, Gligar, Krokorok, and Hippopotas.

Team Rocket Bosses may use any of the Pokemon available to Grunts and Executives, as well as the following:
Persian, Honchkrow, Onyx, Steelix, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Kangaskhan, Nidorino, Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Dugtrio, Golem, Garchomp, Gliscor, Krookodile, and Hippowdon.

Being in costume (especially for Team Rocket members) is a big plus, but not strictly required.

Gym Leader Recruitment Information

Additionally, we’ll be needing gym leaders for the following gyms: Electric, dragon, grass, fire, ice, and normal.  Again, time requirements do apply, so please only seek more information if you have at least five hours of convention time to donate.  Also, please ensure that your teams are Smogon-legal and monotype.

Wearing something that is related to your type is a big plus, as is having prepared dialogue for challengers when they approach you as well as when you win or lose.

Additionally, we are looking for understudies for gyms, in the event that a gym leader becomes unavailable.  Presently all positions are open for understudy positions.

Application

To apply, please send an email to josh.mariacher@teamtekko.us stating your name, the position that you’re interested in, and the best way to get in touch with you.  All positions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t delay.

Tekko LARP

Live Action Role Play

 Pre-Register before March 1st!

Pre-Registration Information

We are now accepting pre-registrations for the Tekko LARP. This will guarantee you the character you want to play as and will speed things along at the con when you come to sign-in, as all of your character information will be ready for pick up. Pre-registration is very easy, all you have to do is:

#1: Go to the site http://tekkowebapp.appspot.com/ and look at the list of characters already created.

#2: If you do not see the character you want to play listed, that’s okay. You can request that character anyways, BUT keep in mind that the GMs give final approval on all characters concerning playability. (Note: all of these characters are Anime/Manga characters we will allow Video Game characters on a PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY basis, also all video game characters must be created/published by a Japanese company to be considered.)

#3: Email Brian.Hykes@teamtekko.us with: A. Your choice of character and two alternate character choices, listed in order. B. Your full first and last name, for the purposes of pickup. C. An email address where we may contact you if there are any issues.

If you have any further questions, you may contact the head GM at Brian.Hykes@teamtekko.us

Also please join our Facebook group for any and all updates about LARP pre-registration.

See you there!

Plot Teasers

Plot Teaser #1
[Setting: interior office space, water cooler]

Flo: It took me two hours on the phone with Bob—two hours!—just to find out if he’d gotten the updated construction insurance forms. Look, Bob, I KNOW you can build it. That wasn’t the question. That was never the question!

Mr.Mayhem: I am a poorly-maintained cement truck.

Flo: Mr.Mayhem, you get me.

[Gecko enters]

Gecko: Good morning, Flo. Mr. Mayhem.

Flo: Hey Gecko. What’s news?

Gecko: New orders from the top, actually. We’re now supposed to start selling sidewalk insurance.

Flo: Sidewalk insurance?

Gecko: Yeah. But if you think about it, lotsa things can happen on a sidewalk. Very hazardous, sidewalks.

Mr.Mayhem: I am a runaway baby stroller. My brakes are cheap. My cargo…adorable.

Gecko: Exactly, Mr.Mayhem, exactly.

[Mr.Mayhem’s phone rings]

Mr.Mayhem: I am an exploding cell phone battery…Yes…I see. [Puts phone away.] I am a shocking news report.

Gecko: What?

Mr.Mayhem: Just turn on the news.

Gecko: Oh. [Raises a remote. *click*]

Reporter:…In the wake of CEO Cave Johnson’s unauthorized disappearance, the Nexus Transit Authority is scrambling to maintain service throughout the city’s major routes, but traffic and trade is already grinding to a halt. An investigation is underway to find out why Mr. Johnson disappeared without filing the proper paperwork first. Now we go live to the traffic report. Arnie?

Arnie: This is Arnie Pie, high in the sky, and I’m looking down on pure pandemonium! It’s unmoving bumper to bumper traffic as far as the eye can see! Highways, skyways, and waterways are all backed up, and if you’re thinking of using the Hyperspace Bypass, don’t even try! As always, platinum membership lanes are still open and flowing freely. But for the rest of us, expect to add at least a week to your commute time. I hope everyone’s Late to Work Insurance is up to date. And remember, don’t exit your cars unless you’ve paid all your sidewalk convenience fees in advance and have a current sidewalk insurance policy. This is Arnie Pie, filled with existential terror as our city’s essential services start to break down—

[Mr.Mayhem turns off the t.v. *click*]

Flo: So…does this count as a pre-existing condition?

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s a LARP?

LARP stands for Live-Action Role-Playing. It is a lot like a normal Role-Playing Game such as Dungeons & Dragons, but instead of having everyone seated around a table with pencils and dice, everyone gets to interact with each other on a face-to-face basis, with everyone playing their role physically and in near real-time. This allows for very large groups of people to all be involved as players come and go.

So what makes it so special?

This particular LARP will be based on Anime and Manga, along with a bit of Video Games, with characters both famous and obscure. Players get to choose who they play, receiving a character sheet which spells out the powers and abilities of that character.

How much time does it take to play?

As much or as little as you’re willing to put into it. Character signup will be on Friday, sometime in the early afternoon. Game play will officially start in the late afternoon. (Times are subject to change but traditionally pickup starts close to 1PM and the game starts close to 4PM.) The LARP will run through Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and events will happen throughout all three days. Attendance is not mandatory if you sign up, but the more you play, the greater the odds are that you’ll be around for something neat.

Does it cost anything more to sign up?

Registration for the LARP only requires that you’ve registered for the con.

Can I play -Name of Character Here- ?

Possibly, the list of characters available can be found here , but if you don’t pre-register, we can’t say for sure that a character will be available for you. If you wish to request a character that is on the list, feel free, but again, you MUST pre-register to give us time to write up the sheet. Bear in mind that this LARP is meant for Anime, Manga, and Japanese Video Game characters only, so if you’ve a character in mind from Japanese pop-culture, or American produced cartoons in mind, they won’t be on the list.

The series I like has characters listed, but why isn’t -Character- listed?

If you don’t see a character listed, or even a whole Anime or Manga series listed, it’s likely because of one of two reasons. Either:

1. The character is too powerful or evil to be allowed to be played as a character. Characters who have no motivation but to kill everyone they see only limit the fun of playing for all involved.

2. The character hasn’t been written up yet! Sorry, but there are so many series to choose from, and only so many people write up character sheets. Go ahead and per-register and we’ll get right on it!

Will my character be able to -Description here- ?

Again, possibly. The character sheets try to capture the spirit of the characters, but may not have every single power that a character has ever displayed in a series. This is in the interest of game balance; making sure no one character can beat all the others at everything.

So, we all just mill about playing our characters, then?

Well, yes, but then the GMs have to come up with an overarching plot that gets your characters involved. Hopefully the characters in play will also want to do things based on their motivations. I also put in characters played by the GM’s who send you on missions or tell you of events that will be happening.

What if you post a teaser that makes me want to change my character choice?

We will allow character swapping up until the close of pre-registration on March 1st. If you still find a good reason to swap after this point we’ll allow it on a case-by-case basis, but please, if you swap after the close date, you may only swap to a character whose sheet is already written.

I thought I could make it this year, but it turns out I can’t, and I pre-registered, what now?

We’re sorry you couldn’t make it, but if you find out you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can free up the character you’re pre-registered as for other people to play. There’s nothing worse than being told you can’t play a particular character because they were reserved, and then the person who reserved the character never shows up.

So, what are the rules?

The basic rules are actually easy to learn, using rock-paper-scissors to resolve conflicts, detailed instructions will be available at the convention, but I do wish to stress six golden rules of the game:

Rule 1: No Touching! Nobody playing in the LARP is allowed to physically touch anyone else in the LARP for any reason, no exceptions. This is why any combat or conflict is resolved with games of rock-paper-scissors.

Rule 2: No Stunts. Your character might be able to jump 50 feet in the air, do a somersault and pose while landing on both feet, but unless you’re THAT well trained, you can’t. Also, if you ARE that well trained, kudos to you, but this isn’t the time or place to be showing off. It’s in everyone’s best interest to keep the LARP safe.

Rule 3: No Weapons. The LARP follows all of the rules of the con, including the weapons policy, but it goes one step further. Nobody is allowed to even PRETEND to hold a FAKE weapon as if it is a REAL weapon. If you have a fake weapon as part of your costume which is allowed by con policy, that’s great, you can keep it on you. But again, for the sake of safety, we ask that you keep it out of game play.

Rule 4: Be mindful of those not playing. If you’re playing in the LARP, have all the fun you want, but do bear in mind there is a con going on around it and a lot of people won’t be in the LARP. This means you shouldn’t act as if everyone is playing. The best way to avoid this is to try and keep most of the action close to the LARP area in the Convention Center (and yes, the LARP will have its own specialized area).

Rule 5: Remember it’s just a game. In the LARP, there won’t be prizes for winning or losing. In fact, like most RPG’s, it will sometimes be hard to tell who exactly won or lost. Don’t take the game too seriously. If something bad happens to your character, don’t worry about it. It might make for an interesting plot twist later on in the game. As long as you’re having fun, that’s all the matters.

Rule 6: Listen to the Game Masters. Running the game will be a dedicated team of game masters who will be doing their best to keep track of all of the dealings going on. They need every player’s help in order to do their jobs. If you don’t listen to the rules, or don’t pay attention to them, then the game will only seem like it’s taking forever.
Beyond these 6 rules, everything else can be learned easily enough at the con. The rules are meant to be as quick and simple as humanly possible.

Wait a minute; I know these rules from Nekocon/Zenkaicon/A-Next!

That’s not a question, but yes, they’re the same rules as are used in the LARPs at other conventions. The LARP staff at Nekocon has been gracious enough to allow Tekko the use of them.

Tabletop Games

2017 Game Information Coming Soon!

Card Games

2017 Game Information Coming Soon!

2016 CCG Events

We’ll be running events for all of these and more.dbz-logo Yu-Gi-Oh_TCG weiss english_logo Pokémon_Trading_Card_Game Magic-logo force-logo

Board Games

2017 Game Information Coming Soon!

2016 Board Games

Learn to Play some of the past year’s most popular games.

A few of the games we’re doing demos of will have bigger events for more fun and prizes!

Here are some of the games we will have available:

Pitch Car – We will have a big Grand Prix race over the weekend for this.

Splendor – There will be a tournament for this as well.

Mysterium

Code Names

T.I.M.E. Stories

Terra Mystica

Dead of Winter

Spyfall

Xia: Legends of a Drift System

Elysium

Cosmis Encounter

The Village Crone

The Big Book of Madness

Parfum

King of Tokyo

One Night: Ultimate Werewolf and Vampire

Elder Sign

Role Playing Games

2017 Game Information Coming Soon!

Welcome back to another fun and exciting year of Tekko. Here in RPG we’ve been hard at work for the past year to get ready to give you some of the best and most diverse choices we’ve ever had. Stop by and join us for a game this year while we’re in our element.

As always, no experience is necessary to join us; our mission is to teach and entertain old and new players alike.

Video Games

2017 Game Information Coming Soon!

2016 Tournaments

General Rules

A Tekko General Admission Badge is required to enter any and all tournaments.

Tekko is not responsible for providing Controllers to Tournament Players. Players are encouraged and expected to bring their own controllers to compete.

Tekko will have a LIMITED number of Controllers available to rent. Renting a controller requires a player to trade their badge for a controller. Players will get their badges back upon the return of the controller.

Tournaments may start later than they are advertised due to elements outside of Tekko’s control. We advise all players that tournaments can start late and that tournaments can last upward of 4 hours or longer depending on number of participants.

Once you have registered for a tournament, you can not unregister. No refunds.

All Tournaments are Double Elimination

2017 Tournaments

Information Coming Soon!

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