OCTOBER 11-13, 2019

HARRISBURG MALL

HARRISBURG, PA

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Presented by The Bodhana Group

Sponsored by Legendary Pants

For three days a year, The Bodhana Group combines the love for tabletop with the love for our community by showcasing all of the benefit gaming can accomplish. Celebrating the games, the people, and the opportunities to learn how to bring your own character to life, play with us and game for good at

the 9th annual Save Against Fear!

Save provides a full-range gaming experience all weekend, complete with our customer service model that ensures you have the best Save possible:

  • Organized Play featuring Role Playing, Board, Card, Dice, and Mini

  • Open Board Game Library featuring 1000+ Games

  • Masters of the Game: Special Guest Designers and GMs

  • Independent Designers and Game Demonstrations

  • Professional Training Program

  • Panels and Workshops

  • Daily Raffle Prizes and Treasure Table

  • Vendors and Artists and Baked Goods! Oh my!

BOARD GAMES

1000+ BOARD GAME LIBRARY    DEMONSTRATIONS    CUSTOMER SERVICE MODEL


Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your game and they're always glad you played!

The open play library at Save features about 1000 games and now includes more organization and sorting options to help you find the perfect match. From old school games like Why: The Mystery Game by Alfred Hitchcock and Domino Rally to the latest like Monster Slaughter and Ice Cool 2 (so fun!), there is something for everyone!

Not only will our volunteers assist you in choosing a game, they'll help you set it up, find a group, or clean up the table after you've flipped it!*  Using our handy LFG or Looking For Game table signs, players can find others to join or choose to enjoy a private game. When you're at Save, everybody plays!

*Please don't flip the tables. We would have to ask you to leave and we can't play with you if you leave!

ROLE PLAYING GAMES

  • Organized Play

  • Pick-Up Sessions

  • GMs On Demand

MULTIPLE SYSTEMS

  • Spectrum Games

  • Onyx Path

  • Pugmire

  • X-Crawl

  • Call of Cthulhu

  • Kids on Bikes

  • No Thank You Evil

  • Piledrivers & Powerbomb

PLAY-2-WIN GAMES

Enjoy playing a selection of board games that you can play, win, and take home with you! This list will grow as the Save gets closer, so be sure to check in often! 

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WORKSHOPS

  • Game Designer Panel: Mechanics with Meaning

  • Game Designer Panel: Building Unique Worlds

  • Escape the Classroom

More to Come!​

GAME SWAP

Bring out your duds, duplicates, and donations and trade up in our free game swap!

SWAG BAGS

  • Tote Bag

  • Dice Bag

  • Dice

  • Rubber Duck

PRIZES

  • Treasure Table

  • Daily Raffle Prizes

  • Silent Auction

  • Giveaways

BAKE SALE

Tempt your taste buds with the yummiest of

treats all weekend!

SPECIAL GUEST GAME MASTERS

The Therapeutic Application of Role Playing Games

This training gives an introductory look at the theory and practice of using narrative role playing games as a therapeutic approach. It is designed for mental health professionals and paraprofessionals and is offered as part of our 3-day Professional Pass. 

Following Friday's training session, participants are invited to play all weekend at Save, then reconvene Sunday at 3pm to discuss what Focus Group discussion Sunday afternoon to share revelations and insights about bringing theory to life. Throughout the weekend we will provide scheduled sessions led by therapeutic GMs showing how to apply clinical content to narrative role playing games.

Credit Hours Earned: 5.5 Registration: $150 and includes 11 hours of instruction and discussion, convention participation, and certificate of completion. Therapeutic Applications of Tabletop Role Playing Games has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. The Bodhana Group is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3372

Creating & Implementing Therapeutically Driven Content for Narrative Role Playing Games

This follow-up training teaches participants about building worlds, characters, and challenges to help target and address clinical needs using role playing games. Discussions and exercises prepare participants in content creation in order to show the inner process of individualizing adventures and sessions for maximum client benefit. Our program will also focus on implementing this content for a variety of diagnoses and developmental levels. 

Following Friday's training session, participants are invited to play all weekend at Save, then reconvene Sunday at 3pm to discuss what Focus Group discussion Sunday afternoon to share revelations and insights about bringing theory to life. Throughout the weekend we will provide scheduled sessions led by therapeutic GMs showing how to apply clinical content to narrative role playing games.

Credit Earned: 7.0 CE Hours Registration: $150 and includes 11 hours of instruction and discussion, convention participation, and certificate of completion. Creating and Implementing Therapeutic Driven Content for Narrative Role Playing Games has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. The Bodhana Group is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3373.

Save Against Fear Code of Conduct

  • Please wear the badge you receive from registration at all times while in the convention space.

  • Children 13 years of age and younger must be supervised by an adult at all times.

  • Young Adults ages 14 - 17 years may attend without a guardian, provided said guardian submits a Save 2019 Guardian Consent Form upon registration at the event. Forms and details will be available at the Registration Desk and by request at thebodhanagroup@gmail.com.

  • Illegal Drugs and Alcohol are not permitted on the premises. Visibly intoxicated individuals will be asked to leave.

  • We ask that you remember this event is about the fun of gaming and community. Inappropriate or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual harassment, bullying, physical aggression, inappropriate touching, and destruction of property. Persons engaging in this behavior will be asked to leave immediately without refund.

  • Please be respectful of the borrowed games in our library. Be sure to return them to the game librarian, clean and intact. Games from the library must stay within the main game areas.

  • Tournament and session spots are first come, first serve.

  • Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Bodhana Group staff in the black polo shirts, or our “Minion” volunteers in the red t-shirts.

 

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