January Calendar

Blood Bowl Season 4!

Blood Bowl Season 4

“Bob Biffered here to cover the Commissioner Awesome’s press conference. “
BB – “Commissioner when can we expect the next blood bowl season to start?”
CA– “Well Bob that’s why I called you here, season 4 will kick off January 18th the week after our rookie tournement has wrapped up!”
BB – “Who will be allowed into the league this year?”
CA – “Any coach who is brave enough to bring their team into this league will be allowed to play as long as thier league dues are paid!”
BB- “What can we expect this season?”
CA – “More Blood, More Touch Downs, after all we are the best league in Southern Ontario!”

Sign up Deadline: January 15th

Season Begins: January 18th

Entry Fee: $15.00 ($10.00 if you have your own pitch).  Every participant will get a custom BKBBL Blood Bowl Passing Template.

Season Structure: Season 4 will follow the same structure as Season 3.  Coaches will be divided in to divisions.  Each coach will have an assigned opponent each week and will have two weeks to get their game in.  The top teams will make the playoffs, and the final two players will play for the championship on a custom pitch – the winner of which gets to keep it!

League Site: The BKBBL has a website that tracks all matches and teams:  www.bkbbl.com

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Blood Bowl Rookie Tournament

The Blood Bowl Rookie Tournament is the last opportunity to fine-tune your team before Season 4 begins.  The tournament is open to any team that hasn’t played in the regular seasons in the past – it does not have to be the team you plan on using in Season 4.

When: Saturday, January 11th, 11:00am – 7:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

Winner Gets: 100k for their team.

Terrain Blog 03: Paint it Black

Today was the first Friday in my new Terrain-Fridays plan, and for some reason I couldn’t get the Rolling Stones song ‘Paint it Black‘ out of my head.  It might be that it’s their best song IMO, but more likely it’s because I spent several hours just painting black.  Over.  And over.  And then over again.

This week was an Infinity Table week, and I wanted to do something dramatic to show some immediate progress.  I decided to paint the big impressive building backdrop of the table.  I figured a couple layers of paint would give the look of a sudden and immediate jump forward in the process.  This, I hoped, would give myself and others reason to get excited about the project again.  Well I wasn’t able to finish the paint job exactly, because the first primer layer — of black – – took forever surprisingly.  There was so much surface area, and so many nooks and crannies, that it took much longer than I expected.  Even more surprising was that even though I wasn’t able to finish the paint job in its entirety it still accomplished its goal!  That simple, flat, finished layer of black made the back buildings look fantastic all of a sudden.  I guess it’s sort of like priming your minis, or even basing them.  It took it from a bunch of mismatched components all stuck together and turned them in to a solid mass.  It was no longer some wood, putty, foam-board, and detailing.  It was now a set of matching buildings.

I had many people come to me after last week’s article to express interest in coming in on Fridays to help out.  And while nobody dropped by today (which was probably a lucky thing since black paint isn’t the most glamorous), I am excited to see others join in and get their hands dirty.  It will be a great motivator for me to keep up the work, and it will give you a chance to learn a bit about terrain building!

Next week will be a non-Infinity week, and I promise it will be more interesting than black paint.  We will be working on a series of swamps for Chris F’s fundraiser perk.  He wanted some swampy marshes to give his gators a cozy home when he’s playing Hordes, and I intend to give them to him!  We will be working on a set of swamps, and will include many types of grasses and flocks, as well as some trees.  And we will of course be using some water effects as well.  Hope to see you there!

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The mono-black buildings, in all their glory!!!

Events in January

We’ve wasted no time in filling 2014 with great events.  This month we will be kicking off our biggest season of Blood Bowl ever!  We will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for GP Montreal, a Rookie Blood Bowl tournament, and a cool Warmachine event called ‘Combined Arms’.  We have leagues for Flames of War, Warmachine & Hordes, and a Dungeons & Dragons Encounter night,  Call to Arms: Malifaux will come to an end, and the first season of Knights of the Realm: Flames of War is just beginning!  Below you will find a list of all the events that are coming up in January 2014, as well as the Magic Pre-Releases that are on the first weekend of February.  So browse the list, and be sure to mark your favorite events on your Calendar!

Happy New Year!!

Tournaments in January

Combined Arms
50pt Tournament
Entry Fee: $20/$16 for Strongold Members
Saturday, January 4th, 11am-7pm
3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, Steamroller 2014 Rules

Sat, Jan 25 Warhammer 40K Tournament 2000pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sat, Jan 18 Warhammer Tournament 2500pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members Note: Date changed from Jan 11 to Jan 18 11am – 7pm

Rookie Tournament
Blood Bowl Tournament
Entry Fee: FREE!
Saturday, January 11th, 11am-7pm
Open to any team that has not played a Regular Season before.  Winning team gets 100K gp in game.

Grand Prix Trials: Montreal
Grand Prix Trials Tournament
Entry Fee: $30/$25 for Strongold Members
Sunday, January 19th, 11am – 7pm
Modern Format, Top 8, Judge on Site, Winner gets 2 byes at GP Montreal & a FTV Twenty, Top 8 get 3 Modern Masters Boosters, All participants get a Hero’s Reward card!
Sat, Feb 1 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #1 Sealed Deck $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes, *Stronghold Members 9am – 1:30pm
Sat, Feb 1 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #2 Sealed Deck $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes, *Stronghold Members 2pm – 6:30pm
Sat, Feb 1 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #3 Sealed Deck – Two Headed Giant $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Two-Headed Giant event (register as partners), Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes,*Stronghold Members 7pm – 11:30pm
Sun, Feb 2 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #4 Sealed Deck $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes, *Stronghold Members 10am – 2:30pm
Sun, Feb 2 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #3 Sealed Deck – Two Headed Giant $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Two-Headed Giant event (register as partners), Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes,*Stronghold Members 3pm – 7:30pm

Wed, Jan 1 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 8 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 15 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 22 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 29 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Fri, Jan 3 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs,*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 10 Friday Night Magic Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 17 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs,*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 24 Friday Night Magic Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 31 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs,*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Leagues & Campaigns in January

Knights of the Realm: Flames of War
Knights of the Realm Season
Ends May 19th
Knights of the Realm is a season of gaming linking tournaments, leagues, and events over the course of several months.  Players earn pts for events, and in the end the top players play off in a championship round!
The Hinge of Fate
Flames of War League
January 6th – February 17
Escalation League, Each league is 2 weeks long.
Week 1: Mid-War, 1100pts
Week 2: Mid-Late War, 1250pts
Week 3: Mid-Late War, 1500pts
BKBBL Season 4
Blood Bowl League
Scheduled Play, Begins January 18th
Sign up now for the biggest season of Blood Bowl yet at BKG!  One game per week, you schedule it with your assigned opponent.
Legacy of the Crystal Shard
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm
Baldur’s Gate is finished, so prepare yourself for the next adventure: Legacy of the Crystal Shard!
Call to Arms: Malifaux
Malifaux Army Building League
Weekly Events, Ends January 19th
Jan 10: Painting Contest
Jan 17: Last Minute Scramble
Jan 19: Finale & Highlander Games
Journeyman League
Warmachine & Hordes League
Thursdays, Beginning Jan 12th
Escalation League
Jan 12-18: Battlegroup
Jan 19-25: 15pts (same caster)
Jan 26-Feb 1: 25pts (same caster)