November Events Calendar

November 2015

MTG: Battle for Zendikar Game Day

MTG BFZ Game Day & SCT

Game Day is this Saturday!  Our new method includes the Second Chance tournament, which we will continue in this event.  Game Day is one of the bigger events in the cycle of a set, and Wizards provides some great prize support for it:

Game Day Tournament

When: Saturday, October 24th, 11:00am(Registration at 10:30am)

Entry Fee: $10.00 ($8.00 for Stronghold Members), or 3 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Standard, 3-5 Rounds, Cut to Top 8

Prizes & Support: Each participant will get a full-art Game Day Stasis Snare promo card.  The Top 8 will get a share of the prize pool based on their performance (which is made up of $10.00/participant) as well as a special foil Radiant Flames full art promo card, and a Hero’s Reward.  The winner will also win a Game Day Champion playmat.

Second Chance Tournament

When: Begins after the first tournament cuts to top 8, but no sooner than 3:00pm (so if you are coming specifically for this part only, make sure to be here before 3pm)

Entry Fee: FREE!

Format: Standard, 3 Rounds, No Cut

Prizes & Support: This tournament is for a second collection of the Game Day Promos.  So, each participant gets a full-art Game Day Stasis Snare promo card.  The top 8 players based on final standings & tie-breakers will each also get a top-8 special foil Radiant Flames full art promo card.  The winner will get a Game Day Champion playmat as well.  No additional prizes are added since it is a free event.

X-Wing Tournament

X-Wing Tournament

This Sunday Black Knight Games will be hosting an X-Wing Tournament, as well as a Star Wars Imperial Assault Event – It’s a Star Wars Day!

When: Sunday, October 11th, 11am (Registration 10:30am)

Entry Fee: $6.00 ($5.00 for Stronghold Members)

Forces: 100pts

Gameplay Rules: 3-5 Rounds depending on attendance, FFG Tournament Rules, 75min Rounds, 3’x3′ play area.

Option Lunch Buy: Anyone interested can buy in to our Pizza Order for $5.00.  This get you at least three slices and a pop.

So spend some of your long-weekend hours with us playing some X-Wing!

SWIA - Tournament Oct

 When: Sunday, October 11th, 11:30am (Registration at 11:00am)

Entry Fee: $6.00 ($5.00 for Stronghold Members)

Event Format: Casual Event, 3 Rounds of Swiss – No Cut, Skirmish Tournament Rules (availableHERE), 55 Minute Rounds

Scenarios: Mos Eisley Outskirts, Massassi Ruins, and Moisture Farm

Bring: Your copy of Imperial Assualt, and a legal army.  An Imperial Assault army consists of figures with their corresponding Deployment cards, any Skirmish Upgrade cards, and a 15-card Command deck. The total cost for all of a player’s Deployment and Skirmish Upgrade cards cannot exceed 40 points. Each Command deck must contain exactly 15 cards, and the total cost of a player’s Command cards cannot exceed 15 points.


Prizes: We have the Summer Imperial Assault OP Kit which we will distribute to the winners.  Each player in the top 16 will get a special Alt-Art Trandoshan Hunter Card, the top 4 will get a Imperial Assault Token/Dice Bag and a set of acrylic focus tokens, the top 2 will get an alternate art IG-88 card, and the winner will also get a Champion Medal!

Warhammer 40K – Apocalypse Game

40K Apocalypse

Join us on Sunday for a massive Warhammer 40,000 Arpocalypse Event!  Bring some of / a bunch of / lots of / just everything you can for a massive Warhammer 40,000 event!

When: Sunday, October 11th, 11:00am (Registration at 10:45am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 ($16.00 for Stronghold Members), cost includes pizza and a drink!

Bring: Everything your can for your 40K force!

Prizes: There will be prizes for several important achievements, including: Largest Army (by pts), Coolest Conversion (voted by you), First to Kill a Superheavy, First to be eliminated

So join us and add your horde to the table as we attempt the bring the Apocalypse!


Warmachine & Hordes: 35 Point Steamroller

WMH Steamroller

This Saturday we will be hosting a 35pt Warmachine & Hordes Tournament, and you are invited to participate!

When: Saturday, October 10th, 10:30am (Registration 10am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 ($16.00 for Stronghold Members), price includes pizza and a drink.

Format: 35pts, 4 Rounds, 2 Lists, Divide & Conqor 1, Deathclock

Prizes: We will have a Steamroller Pin set for the winners.  There will be additional prizes for the top players based on attendance.  Additionally we will be passing out a random limited edition mini to a random player that didn’t make the top 3.

So join us for some Warmachine this Saturday!

Paint With Jay Every Saturday

Paint with Jay

One of the most fun experiences I have with miniature gaming is getting together with a group of people and just working on our projects together.  We don’t need to be painting the same game, or even working on the same kind of project, but just the act of hanging out socially and hobbying with others really provides motivation and fun.  Participants chat, share ideas, and teach each other techniques they’ve learned.  One might be assembling their new Skaven force, while another paints up their Warmachine Colossal.

The thing that works so well about an open experience like this is that it is inclusive.  One person might be painting for the first time, trying to add some colour to some miniatures in a board game they own, while another is a seasoned expert working on the next in a long line of miniatures.  These people can still add something to the experience of the other despite the fact they they are coming from different places.

To promote this kind of inclusive hobby experience I will be meeting pretty much every single Saturday at noon here at the store and working on painting, assembling, terrain, or other hobby projects.  I invite you to join me.  It doesn’t matter what you want to work on, just show up, hang out, and hobby with me and others.  I will be happy to share my 20+ years of painting and hobby experience, and I’m sure that others will too.  We can all have fun, get some minis done, and learn new tricks and techniques along the way.

Occasionally I might run something a little more organized, like a seminar or something, but mostly it will be us hanging out at the same table painting.

When: Saturdays at 12:00pm – 4pm (or longer).

Entry Fee or Requirements: None

Bring: Whatever you’d like to work on, and whatever paints, glue, brushes or tools you need.  If you have nothing I can lend you a brush and paints, or for those starting from zero I can even give you a mini to try painting for the first time!

So join me Saturdays and lets do some painting!


Not So Board Gaming: October

NSBG October 2015

Our first Not So Board Gaming event for Sheriff of Nottingham was a ton of fun, and we can’t wait to do more!  Join us every other Saturday in October for some more great board gaming!

Entry Fee: Each participant puts in a $5.00 deposit which immediately becomes store credit for them which can be used on a game, snacks, whatever!

Featured Games: At each event Ryan will have a couple of copies of the featured game to play.  Players are encouraged to try out the featured game, and Ryan will be on hand to teach it to those that have never played it before.

October 3rd, 4pm: Libertalia – a set collecting pirate game – Yaaar!

October 17th, 4pm: Smallworld – an area control euro game with amazing combinations of races & abilities.

October 31st, 4pm: Halloween Themed Games – A mix of some great spooky horror titles

Keep Playing!: After running the group through the featured game participants are encouraged to keep playing!  Bring your own, or try any of the games on out open games wall!


Warhammer 40K: Mecha Monster Mash Tournament

40K Mecha Monster Mash

This Saturday we will be hosting a Warhammer 40,000 tournament themed around big beasts, and big machines.  Apart from the theme, and army allowances this event is just like our usual monthly Warhammer 40,000 tournaments:

When: Saturday, October 3rd, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 ($16.00 for Stronghold Members)

Prizes: There will be prizes for the Best Overall, Best Sport (as voted on by your opponents), Best Presentation (as voted on by all participants), and Best General.

Forces: 2500pts, Up to 1000pts of Lords of War, Up to 700pts in Fortifcations, Combines Arms/Formation Detachments are allowed.

Don’t forget: Your dice, books, army list, rules, and templates.

So pack up your army and prepare for Saturday, and don’t forget to leave lots of room for the biggest mechs and monsters in your collection!