February Calendar

February 2014

WMH: Journeyman League Update

WMH Journeyman League

Our Warmachine Journeyman league enters its third week on Thursday, and the standings are showing folks have been getting lots of games in!  A reminder, this week we’re going up to 25 points, but you must include the original 11 point lists of Mangled Metal in your 25 point army.  I look forward to seeing some infantry on the field, as well as getting some games in against players who I haven’t played yet.  Here are the standings (feel free to email me any updated games you play on off nights: tim (at) blackknightgames (dot) ca):

Kaz S 18 points  (3 hobby points)
Carter 17 points (8 hobby points)
Roy 16 points (0 hobby points)
Brian A 16 points (0 hobby points)
Miles S 13 points (0 hobby points)
Justin H  11 points (0 hobby points)
Simon L 9 points (0 hobby points)
Tim B 9 points (0 hobby points)
Bryan C 8 points (0 hobby points)
Cameron G 7 points (0 hobby points)
Jordan C 7 points (0 hobby points)
Brent G 7 points (0 hobby points)

Complete Journeyman League rules can be found here and full details of our league can be found here.  See you all on Thursday!

MTG: Born of the Gods Pre-Release!

Born of the Gods Pre-Release Events at Black Knight Games

Pre-Release #1
When: Saturday, February 1st, 9:00am – 1:30pm
Format: Sealed Deck
Entry Fee: $30.00 ($25.00 for Stronghold Members)

Pre-Release #2
When: Saturday, February 1st, 2:00pm – 6:30pm
Format: Sealed Deck
Entry Fee: $30.00 ($25.00 for Stronghold Members)

Pre-Release #3
When: Saturday, February 1st, 7:00pm – 11:30pm
Format: Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck
Entry Fee: $30.00/Team-Mate ($25.00 for Stronghold Members)

Pre-Release #4
When: Sunday, February 2nd, 10:00am – 2:30pm
Format: Sealed Deck
Entry Fee: $30.00 ($25.00 for Stronghold Members)

Pre-Release #5
When: Sunday, February 2nd, 3:00pm – 7:30pm
Format: Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck
Entry Fee: $30.00/Team-Mate ($25.00 for Stronghold Members)

Hero’s Rewards

We are continuing our popular Hero’s Reward program through the Born of the Gods pre-releases and beyond!  Here is a reminder of how they work:

How Do I Earn Hero’s Reward Loot Cards?

You can earn Black Knight Games promotional Hero’s Reward cards in the following ways:

  1. Attend any pre-release at Black Knight Games for Born of the Gods, and Journey into Nyx and you will be given one!
  2. Pre-register at least two days ahead of the pre-release and you will be rewarded one additional Hero’s Reward (maximum one per pre-release weekend)!
  3. Complete The Iron Man and participate in every Pre-Release event of the weekend to earn an additional bonus Hero’s Reward!
  4. Attend an FNM or Modern event at BKG and you will have the chance to win one!
  5. Additional Hero’s Rewards will be given to the top players from each Pre-Release event, and several random winners will earn an additional one as well!

What Can I Get with Hero’s Reward Loot Cards?

Hero’s Reward loot cards allow you to choose your prize by selecting one of the Event Rewards to cast.  There are six different Event Rewards that you can choose from, each requiring you to trade in a specific number of Hero’s Rewards to Cast!

Favour of ThassaCast the Favour of Thassa (Cost 1)

Selecting this Event Reward gets you one ballot in a draw for a FREE Booster Box of Theros.  There will be one draw for each Pre-Release Weekend (three in total) so make sure to submit this reward before the end of the final pre-release event in order to get your ballot.

To the untrained eye the waves crash upon the shore randomly, but those that spend their days on the rolling sea know that it is all part of Thassa’s design.

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Favour of PorphorosCast the Favour of Porphoros (Cost 1)

Selecting this Event Reward allows you to select one random card from the Pull-Box to keep!  The Pull-Box will be loaded with cool promos, rares, and other fun cards including some pretty valuable ones!

Luck is not random, luck is forged.  Deep in the fires of Porphoros will we find our luck, will we find our way.  Give Porphoros your devotion and your luck shall never run dry!

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Favour of Nylea

Cast the Favour of Nylea (Cost 1)

Selecting this Event Reward will get you $5.00 Off the price of any Booster Box.  You may use multiple of this Event Reward multiple times to a maximum of $30.00 Off (6 rewards) per Booster Box.  This Event Reward may be used towards pre-orders.  This Event Reward expires with the release of Core 2015.

Pay homage to Nylea, Goddess of the Hunt, for her arrow always strikes true!  Rewarded with growth and wealth are those that walk the forest path.  Accumulate, grow, and flourish – that is the way of nature, the way of Nylea.

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Favour of ErebosCast the Favour of Erebos (Cost 2)

Selecting this Event Reward gets you one FREE Booster Pack from the most recent set in the Theros Block, or Core 2014!  No muss, not fuss – just one booster absolutely free!

Fear the whip of Erebos, for he is the lord of pain.
Fear the eye of Erebos, for he is the lord of punishment.
Fear the heart of Erebos, for he is the lord of darkness.
But take the hand of Erebos and your every wish can come true.

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Favour of HeliodCast the Favour of Heliod (Cost 5)

Selecting this Event Reward will get you FREE Entry to any one Friday Night Magic event, Wednesday night Modern event, Pre-Release or Game Day event at Black Knight Games for Theros, Born of the Gods, or Journey into Nyx.  Expires August 2014.

Give generously to the Sun God, for Heliod is generous with you.  He provides warmth from the cold, lights your way through darkness, and makes your crops grow.  Walk in the light of Heliod and rejoice, for there is always another day.

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Favour of the GodsCast the Favour of the Gods (Cost 10)

Selecting this Event Reward will get you one Free Fat Pack from Theros, Born of the Gods, or Journey into Nyx.  Please note that Fat Packs do have a limited availability, and are typically only available when a set is first released.  You may use this Event Reward to pre-order a Fat Pack.

Each God has his place, but together they are unstoppable.  To garner the favour of the entire pantheon of Gods is no easy feat, which is why none have ever accomplished it.  My child, should you fail it will mean not only your life – but your everlasting soul.  However…should you succeed…

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Blood Bowl: Fractured Leg

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Table Top Day is April 5th

We will be making out own announcement on our plans for Table Top Day shortly, so stay tuned and mark it off on your calendars!!!

Call to Arms: Warhammer 40,000

40K Call to Arms 2014

sm BK WH40KWhen: Today, Monday, January 20th

Deadline: Sunday, March 16th, 12:00pm, where there will be a finale day of gaming.

Entry Fee: $150.00

You Get: $170.00 worth of miniatures for the army.  You can put this credit towards anything that helps you get the army finished, including paint, tools, flock, etc.  Just by signing up you get a deal!

Victory Conditions:  It is the goal of all participants to complete a 1000 point Warhammer 40,000 army  from scratch, and get comfortable playing it for league or tournaments.  If you finish painting your army by the deadline and attend a minimum of two Call to Arms Events you’ll get a percentage of the Victory Pool.  There will be about one Call to Arms event each week.

Victory Pool:  Black Knight Games will put $10 per participant in to a Victory Pool.  This pool will be split evenly among the participants that complete the victory conditions by the deadline.

Crews:  Crews must be a legal 1000pt Warhammer 40,000 force.  The miniatures used for the army may be new (either from your entry fee start-up, or bought separately) or they may be miniatures you already have.  If you wish to use miniatures you already owned before the Call to Arms began you must show the BKG staff that they are not yet painted (either in person or send us a picture).

Call to Arms Events:  Each week Matt P, the Standard Bearer, will run Call to Arms events (on a mixture of days).  The primary focus of these events will be putting armies together and getting more familiar with the game, but we’ll also be doing some gaming events and painting events as well.  Each participant must attend at least two Call to Arms events before the deadline to satisfy the victory conditions, including the finale.  Call to Arms events give you a great opportunity to meet, play, and paint with other gamers at BKG.  Together we will motivate each other to get these armies done!

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Illustration07CLEANEvent 1: Build & Paint

When: Sunday, January 26th, 12:00pm

Open to: All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details: Join Matt in a painting and assembling get-together.  Participants and others not in the Call to Arms are welcomed to a sit down to build and paint their armies, and friendly taunt other players. Also a good chance for new players to sit down and build with game vets to learn how to better use the force they have chosen and paint techniques

Event 2: Open Fire!

When:  Saturday, February 8th, 7:00pm (after the Warhammer Tournament)

Open to:  Participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Small skirmishes of 500 point battles tournament. Participants will take part if they chose to in a small tournament. Learn in this small skirmish battles to see how you fare against other players armies.  The top player will get a $10.00 BKG Credit!

i_want_you_by_maltgrqmaxEvent 3: Hero Battle Royal

When: Sunday, February 16th, 12:00pm

Open to:  Participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Hero Battle Royal. Participants will Battle one on one with their choice of independent character! The winner gets a $10.00 BKG Credit!

Event 4: Elite Painter

When: Sunday, February 23rd. 12:00pm

Open to:  Participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Join Matt for a painting contest.  Bring in any one unpainted unit, tank, or character, and paint it up!  At the end all participants will vote on their favorite paint job and the winner will get a $10.00 BKG Credit!

to_serve_and_protect_by_maltgrqmaxEvent 5: Double Blind Skirmish

When:  Sunday, March 2nd, 12:00pm

Open to:  All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details:  Participants will be given a new partner for every round and they will battle another double 1000pts team.  Each player will account for the scores. For example: Only one player may take slay the warlord but all can claim line breaker!  The winner will get a $10.00 BKG Credit!

Event 6: Last Minute Scramble

When:  Thursday, March 13th, 5:30pm

Open to:  All, not just participants of Call to Arms

Details:  The Call to Arms ends in only three days!  Get the last of the army painted up along with others – or just taunt those that haven’t finished yet – the choice is yours!

Event 4: Finale & Showdown

When: Sunday, March 16th, 12:00pm

Open to:  Participants of Call to Arms

Details:  It’s all over but the crying!  Bring in your fully painted army and join in for the Final Showdown.  Gaze with pride as your freshly painted troops drive your enemies before you, and collect your share of the victory pool!  In addition the top player will win a $10.00 BKG Credit!

Warhammer 40K Tournament

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Our next Warhammer 40,000 tournament is Saturday, January 25th.

During this tournament we will be allowing the new rules sets from Warhammer 40K: Escalation, and Warhammer 40K: Stronghold Assault for the first time.  This will include all of the Forgeworld Lords of War listed HERE.

This will not necessarily be an ongoing thing, we would like to get as much input as possible from our gamers.  So if you have a strong opinion one way or the other either before or after this tournament please let us know!  You can email any feedback HERE.

Please be advised that because we are allowing these rulesets we will be implementing some adjustments to the scenarios that may make it difficult for the new units.

Any Given Sunday: Extended Hours

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Black Knight Games will be extending our standard hours on Sundays from 12:00pm – 5:00pm to now be 11:00am – 7:00pm!  This change will allow us to run bigger events and tournaments on Sundays as we will be open for eight hours instead of just five.

This change is effective immediately, so this Sunday, January 12th will be at the new hours!

 

Flames of War: The Hinge of Fate League

FoW Hinge of Fate

Begins: Today, January 6th

Entry Fee: $5.00

League Format: League has 3 turn. Each turn is two calander weeks long. Each turn a player may play a maximum of 3 games against 3 different players.This is mid to late war, from any breifing book. Turn 1, armies are 900 points. Turn 2 is 1100 points. Turn 3 is 1250 points.

Knights of the Realm:  This is a KotR 2014 event. Earn KotR points; 1 pt for each game played and/or won. League max is 14 points.

Store Wars!!!

Store Wars

Good day everyone,

We would like to announce something truly exciting. I say we, because in an unprecedented move, several stores have decided to work together and create a gaming circuit for the New Year, and the first game we are going to spotlight is Warmachine and Hordes!

We are calling the circuit Store Wars, and the idea is to unite the communities of our various stores and put up a series of tournaments that culminates in one Grand Tournament, where amazing prizes will be offered. Each store will hold one Major and one Minor tournament whereby players that participate score points. The top 32 players at the end of the circuit will then be invited to enter the Grand Tournament (for free!) to compete for some truly great prizes from their favorite store!

Below, in alphabetical order, we have a list of all of us that are cooperating to make this happen.

Black Knight Games
Dragon
Forbes Hobbies
Hobby Kingdom
X Planet Games

To find out more details regarding this event, please check out our Facebook page!

We hope that we will see a lot of you come out and play, and we look forward to this becoming an ongoing event. From all of us thank you for taking the time to read this!

~The Store Wars Team