Mark Rein·Hagen, a role-playing, card, video and board game designer has been confirmed to be the Guest of Honor on Fastaval 2014. He is best known as the creator of Vampire: The Masquerade, he is one of the original two designers of Ars Magica (along with Jonathan Tweet). The American designer is currently based on Tbilisi, Gerorgia.
Fastaval veterans might remember that Rein·Hagen has previously been visiting Fastaval in 1994. Rein·Hagen is delighted to return and his program will be confirmed closer to the event.
In 2012 Rein·Hagen worked on a card game called Democracy: Majority Rules (Make Believe Games), that was successfully funded by Kickstarter in November 2012. Rein·Hagen has taken his love and study of politics to create a game of power struggles, debate, politics and diplomacy.
Players play an activist, a power broker, or the leader of a political party – someone who organizes campaigns, games the system and wins elections.
Mark Rein·Hagen is currently working on a new roleplaying game on Kickstarter called I AM ZOMBIE (Make Believe Games), where the players are the Zombies instead of the humans hunting Zombies. The idea for the game rose from the book I AM ZOMBIE printed in 1962, about a covert community of plague bearers living in the cracks and recesses of the modern world. “I AM ZOMBIE is a roleplaying game of horror and survival, set in a twisted version of the modern world, layered with secrets and mysteries”, describes the Kickstarter website.
This visit has been made possible by Østerskov Efterskole, and even if Mark Rein·Hagen is Guest of Honor of Fastaval, he is also praised visitor of the boarding school. Fastaval is extraordinarily happy about this arrangement which continues the cooperation between the convention and Østerskov Efterskole in Hobro, the roleplaying capital of Denmark.
Fastaval is the largest convention for roleplaying, boardgames and cardgames in Denmark. Every year during easter 600-700 people of all ages gather to play all kinds of games and meet old friends.
Fastaval has established itself as a main convention in Denmark, Scandinavia, as a creative melting pot of novel new ideas for games of all sorts - as well as also featuring a solid range of more classic game experiences.
Fastaval is a non-profit event run exclusively by volunteers and any surplus goes directly into creating the following Fastaval. Behind the event is the Århus-based community organization ALEA, which is founded with the very purpose of making Fastaval.