It’s a good time to be a fan of tabletop gaming, as the trend continues to pick up in Singapore (with Baldur’s Gate 3 being the latest contributor to the cause). Whether you’re a seasoned tabletop gaming enthusiast or a beginner and have no idea where to start, Singapore Comic Con (SGCC) 2023 has you covered with Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) sessions, miniature painting workshops, demos of popular tabletop games & more!
Here’s what to check out on the show floor.
1. Form a party and play a D&D adventure
Gather your friends, or form a party with other players at the table, and take part in a short 15-minute D&D taster session run by Tableminis where you’ll go on an exciting adventure. Even if you’re new to the game, the session is catered towards beginners, and who knows? Maybe you’ll be blessed with some lucky dice rolls.
Gamersaurus Rex is also running D&D taster sessions, and for the seasoned players, a D&D Adventurer’s League game on both days, though you’ll have to pay a small amount to join in on the fun.
2. Get your hands on D&D merch and paint some miniatures
And if you’re tempted to get a custom dice set of your own, Sambal & Mages is selling D&D merch, with dice sets, dice necklaces, sticker sets, and other D&D goodies. For a more hands-on experience, try painting a Space Marine from Warhammer 40K or a D&D miniature with guidance from seasoned pros at the booth.
There’s also a miniature painting competition going on at the Gamersaurus Rex booth, so drop by to see some of the contenders and cast your votes. There are four categories in total, with one vote allowed for each. Alternatively, veterans put their best foot forward and take part in the contest.
3. Learn to play Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering (MTG) also has a standalone booth at SGCC 2023, with learn-to-play demos for new players and merchandise on sale. Try your hand at the beginner demo, and you’ll get a free half deck, as well as an additional free dice holder after keying the event code in the MTG Companion app, obtainable from the counter.
4. Play a round of Warhammer 40,000
Warhammer 40K fans will also find plenty to do here, with tables running Warhammer 40K games with elaborate setups. Beginners who are curious about the game can also check it out, as they have demos for first-time players.
5. Try out local board games
Local board game demos are also available for the public to try out, so if you’re into the local board gaming scene, you’ll love these games that combine Singaporean culture and intriguing game mechanics. Check out The Durian Game, a card game that revolves around various durian types, or Happy Dim Sum, an adorable card game with cute illustrations of dim sum, and Zombie Life Insurance, a post-apocalyptic-themed board game.
With activities for both newcomers and enthusiasts, SGCC 2023 offers a safe space for the former to get started on their tabletop journey, while bringing the local community together. No need to fret if you missed out on the first day of activities – there’s still tomorrow to experience the fun.