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Fall Adventures 2017

Whether you prefer playing live-action games in the field or making things in the studio, Adventures in Cardboard hosts workshops that demand the use of legs and feet as much as hands and head, where artist-instructors seek to unleash a zeal for creative role-playing, and where wonder is the preferred path to igniting a passion for design, construction and playful exploration of the world.

We’re offering a science fiction Game Day and a multitude of price-reduced Studio Workshops for the Fall of 2017.

  • Fall 2017 Game Day  Death Bloom at Tony Schmidt Regional Park, $89
  • Fall 2017 Studio Workshops  all at AiC Studio, Minneapolis, $149-$199

We’ll be offering more Game Days and Workshops for Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 which will be posted online Saturday Dec 2nd and Feb 3rd, respectively.


Please consider the level of combat play in each activity. The expectations for combat play set up in summer adventures can be very different from the expectations set up in each different workshop.

Make sure you’re signing up for the right class!

  • Red indicates a HIGH level of combat play, the workshops are centered around this type of play.
  • Orange indicates a MODERATE level of combat play with a little time set aside for it each day.
  • Yellow indicates a LOW level of combat play, it might happen but should not be expected daily.
  • Green indicates NO COMBAT PLAY. Participants should not expect or ask for any combat play.


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Death Bloom 

Saturday, Sep 30th, 10am-4pm, ages 8-15 

Tony Schmidt Regional Park, 3500 Lake Johanna Blvd. Saint Paul, $89

 High Combat Play

With Julian McFaul and the summer AiC staff!

AiC’s first complete science fiction game day mixes close-combat cardboard taggers and a variety of Nerf projectiles in a zombie survival scenario! Romp along the woodlands as you inhabit Terra Incarcera: AiC’s post-apocalyptic realm. Actors help flesh out a world where you must survive hopeless situations while finding and putting together the pieces of a sci-fi puzzle. Kids will divide into competing gangs of post-apocalyptic survivors seeking to locate, develop and utilize a zombie antidote for their particular irradiated-genotype while staving off the hordes of walking dead.

All participants in Death Bloom will have a chance to outfit themselves with special new props, armor and weapons.

Welcome to a whole new chapter of AiC play developed by your favorite counselors.

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Saturday Game Days coming soon in Winter/Spring 2018…

  • Wyddic Winter
  • Starwrecked on Proxima B
  • Allegiance of the Apostates 
  • The Curse of the Iztani





Creating Arms & Armor

 Saturdays, 7 Sessions, 9-11:30am, ages 10-16

AiC Studio, 2714 E. 27th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406

 Moderate Combat Play

Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18 

$199 for 7 sessions

with Senior Art and Play Instructor, Tony Chapin 

Creating Ams & Armor is focused time and space to design and craft your own sword and suit of armor. Whether for play at home or for use in AiC’s Game Days of Summer Adventure Camps, each youth designer will create a full suit of working armor from head to toe, an array of weapons with scabbards, baldrics or belt clips and any extra accoutrements we might have time for.



Latex-Mask Making

Saturday, 7 Sessions, 4-6:30pm, ages 10-16 

AiC Studio, 2714 E. 27th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406

 No Combat Play

Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18 

$199 for 7 sessions

with Senior Art and Play Instructor, Brently Michael Davis

Local mask designer and performer Brently Michael Davis will help you design and build your own latex masks to take home. Customize zombies, superheroes, cyber punk, steam punk, cosplay characters or anything you can imagine in liquid latex. We’ll play with slip-pour rubber-molding and casting techniques and we’ll experiment with a multitude of sculptural techniques, including potentially full-body rubber costuming.



Open Studio and RPG Table at AiC

Wednesdays, 7 Sessions, 6-8pm, ages 13+

AiC Studio, 2714 E. 27th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406

 Low Combat Play

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15

$199 for 7 sessions

with Director, Julian McFaul 

This is open time and space at AiC studio to design and create new cardboard projects, props and equipment, to discuss and critique the evolution of AiC’s games and to form groups for tabletop role playing games.

Bring your building plans, your ideas for new AiC structures and your favorite tabletop RPG games!

Participants will be responsible for leading projects, games and discussions and should be familiar with the world of AiC’s Summer Adventure Camps!

You must have at least one year of experience at Summer Adventure Camp to register.


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