South Carolina Area Roleplayers And Boardgamers

Tournament Sponsorship
Hotel Block
Dealers Registration
Artwork Submission
Writing Submission
Game Masters! Find out how to get SCARAB to pay for your hotel room HERE
Tier I GMs - Closed
Gaming Submission
Kids Track Submission
Widows Track Submission

Open Gaming A.K.A. Pick-up Gaming A.K.A. The One Shot.  


No gaming convention would be complete without open gaming. This convention is no exception to that rule. Open gaming goes on throughout any such convention, and it is common place in many conventions, that all of the gaming is made up by people playing open games. Open gaming is not generally discouraged by the convention management; in fact, open games are a large part of the appeal of gaming conventions. In some cases it may be the only time a person has a chance to play a game they haven't or don't get to play that often. It allows players to try out new games they have been interested in seeing and allows people to exchange ideas about home games. 


How does open gaming work? 


A game master submits an event using the form HERE and we put it on the schedule. Then convention attendees sign up to play in that event at the time slot it was made availble. We will list the games that have been submitted and allow guests to sign up for those games a few weeks before and during the convention. 


GM Discounts.


Tier I GM or Volunteer (35 hours):
Free Badge
1/4 of a Hotel Room
$5 Food Per Diem at the Cantina
GM Gift ($30 or Greater Value)
Tier II GM or Volunteer (25 hours):
Free Badge
$5 Food Per Diem at the Cantina
Tier III GM or Volunteer (15 hours):
Discount Badge ($25)
Tier IV GM or Volunteer (10 hours):
Discount Badge ($30)
Tier V GM or Volunteer (5 hours):
Discount Badge ($35)


Where we differ from others. 


Most conventions only give you credit if you run twelve (12) hours of gaming, but SCARAB believes there are lots of game masters that just want to run one game, so we are willing to give you credit for a single (1) game. Ask us and we are happy to customize a gaming convention experience that meets your game mastering needs.
For a custom game master package contact us.
First One's Free!
You have to work all weekend, or part of it, or can't justify buying a one day badge when you can only stay a couple of hours. We understand! That's why we have another policy that differs from every convention we can find: The First Game is on us! That's right you can play up to two hours of games at no charge over the whole of the weekend. Also, remember that the Market Bazaar is completely open to the public. So if you just want to stop by and check us out or you cannot afford to attend all weekend or you have to work or some other reason is keeping you from making it out to the event for more than a few hours. DON'T let that stop you from coming by and getting in a couple of hours of gaming with us. 




In addition to choosing one of the ratings, GMs should further clarify the content of their games by rating each of the following categories, Violence, Language, Sexual Content, and Adult Themes, at 0 to 3, based on situations and content that they expect to come up in their games, 0 meaning it will not occur, 1 meaning mild or infrequent, and 3 meaning graphic or frequent.  Violence includes killing and graphic descriptions of blood and gore, Sexual Content includes suggestive situations and sexual humor as well as actual sex, and Adult Themes includes any potentially questionable, offensive, or disturbing content not previously covered, such as drug, alcohol, tobacco use, disturbing images, the occult, cthulhoid monsters, etc. For more on Ratings, click here


Parents and players who have questions about the content of a particular game are encouraged to talk to the GM of that game for more information prior to the start of the game.


Register a Game 


$89.00 King
$99.00 Double
$109.00 Suite

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