South Carolina Area Roleplayers And Boardgamers

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Coming Soon: 


SCARAB Gaming Convention

Medallion Convention Center

7309 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209

January 15-18, 2016


July 20, 2015
SCARAB GenCon Caravan ***UPDATE***
The caravan will be leaving Columbia, SC on Tuesday evening between 7-8pm and stopping in Asheville a few hours later. We expect to arrive in Indianapolis and stop for a good breakfast Wednesday morning. Then depart Indy on Monday August 3 in the morning, arriving back in Asheville, NC around 7pm then back to Columbia, SC around 10pm.
June 15, 2015
SCARAB GenCon Caravan
We are booking seats in the SCARABVan Caravan for GenCon Indy 2015. We still have a few seats available. If you are interested drop us a line and let us know. We leave Columbia, SC on Wednesday July 29th  stop in Asheville, NC that evening to pick up people and arrive in Indy Thursday Morning. Then depart Indy on Monday August 3 in the morning, arriving back in Asheville, NC around 7pm then back to Columbia, SC around 10pm.
June 2, 2015
SCARAB Game Day @ Firefly Games in Columbia, SC
Come on out and join us for a day of gaming at Firefly in Columbia, SC. Get there early and get from free stuff while supplies last. 
May 2, 2015
Come join SCARAB at ConCarolinas in Concord, NC; May 29-31, 2015 for three days of gaming goodness! No George Martin this year so the crowd should be much lighter than year. Come help us break-in this new venue. We have a massive amount of space for gaming this year in a cool new location!
April 22, 2015
SCORPION is here!
SCORPION News: If you have been down because the cost of kids is the same as adults we have some news for you. This week and this week only - Kids 12 and under get in free with a paid adult. This special ends this Saturday 4/25/15 at 5pm.
What is it? Its not a convention its a camp so you have to alter your thought process the schedule is waaaaaay more fluid. If we finish a game and people want to go swim then then can take a break or if they want to play all night they can etc ... think of a gamer family reunion. We are gaming but we have a fishing tournament, archery demonstrations, and a trip to a drive-in to see Avengers.

This is something that is for gamers to relax and recharge their batteries more than a hardcore, go, go, go type of event, like a convention.

We are going to be gaming by a bonfire Saturday evening playing Paizo's "We Be Goblins".

You don't have to worry about bringing a bunch of money or damaging your bank account to game all weekend. The food is taken care of, the fun is taken care of, there are NO dealers so no big cash expectations for buying 'stuff'. The only souvenir is the t-shirt that you can buy online here: SHIRTS
April 3, 2015
Spring Into Gaming
Spring is here! Join the SCARAB Swarm for SCORPION Gamer Camp at the YMCA in Lexington, SC. Tons of fun to be had by all and all for charity. 
24-hour gaming. Board games, PFS, PACG, D&D 5th Ed Adventurer's Guild, LARPing and much, much more!
January 23, 2015
Announcing the SCARAB 2016WarmaHordes Masters Tournament! On the field of battle, are you the Master of all you see? Prove it! The gold-standard in convention competitive play has arrived at SCARAB 5 with the first-ever SCARAB MASTERS. In this official Masters event, you will do battle to prove that you are a true Master of your chosen faction and the game of WARMACHINE & HORDES.
January 22, 2015
Year Five And Beyond
We are thrilled to move into our sixth year. Attendance at year five was beyond anything we could have predicted and we are so very grateful for all of those GMs, dealers, coordinators, sponsors, volunteers, players, retailers, game companies and other conventions that support us. Thank you all so very much!

Mission Statement

To support the roleplaying and boardgaming community and industry by hosting an annual convention that brings gamers together in the spirit of competition and fellowship.
Who or what is SCARAB? 
SCARAB stands for: South Carolina Area Role-players and Board-gamers. We are a group of gamers based in the Columbia, South Carolina region. We game! That's what we do. We travel to retailers, conventions and Meetups to demo a variety of games. We travel to as many events as we can throughout the year. Annually, we will host a gaming convention that we hope is a great experience for everyone who attends and we will work very hard to make it so. We will strive to keep the convention rates and fees as low as possible, to give our guests the best return for their money that we are able to deliver. 

$79.00 King
$89.00 Double 

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