Age of Sigmar ITC Tournament

We will be hosting another Age of Sigmar ITC tournament!

When: Saturday, January 27th, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 /or/ 6 Hero’s Rewards

Lunch: A Pizza Lunch is included in your entry, including three slices, and either two pops/waters or one energy drink/juice.

Stronghold Members Get: a Hero’s Reward

Format: 2000pts, 3 Rounds, Two Hours per Round

Forces: Every army must follow an Allegience (which can be a Grand Alliance, like Chaos, or a more specific one, like Breyherd).  Forces are selected using the Matched Play rules (General’s Handbook 2017, p.70), following the ‘Battlehost’ guidelines and utilizing the Rules of One and other ‘Matched Play’ rules.

Scenarios: We will be using ITC, General’s Handbook, & Rulebook Scenarios TBD.

Event Scoring: We will be using the Best Coast Pairings app for scoring, so if you have it (or want to download it) you can do so to make reporting and tracking even easier – but you don’t need to have it as our organizers will.  Scoring follows the ITC scoring for each scenario.

Prizes: We will put $20 per participant, minus the cost of the pizza, in to a prize pool.  The top three players will all get a share of store credit.  Additionally one unlucky player will be granted a free set of dice – to change up their luck!

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L5R Tournament JAN

Our Legend of the Five Rings launch tournament was a lot of fun, and we are excited to host our first, official, regular tournament!

When: Saturday, January 27th, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $10.00 /or/ 3 Hero’s Rewards

Stronghold Members Get: 1 Hero’s Reward for participating

Bring: Your deck, and any tokens you may need

Format: Swiss tournament (3-4 rounds based on the attendance).

Prizes: Unfortunately the official Organized Play program (Stronghold) hasn’t arrived, but rest assured once it is here our events will have the Stronghold promos and formatting.  So, for this event we will be doing strictly a store credit prize payout.  For each participant we will add $10 to the prize pool, which will be split among the top players.  We will announce the specific prize breakdown at the event once we see the overall attendance.

Additionally we likely have some leftover promos from the launch events, and we will pass those out as well during the event.

So join us, and bring honour to your Clan in our first L5R Tournament!

Kickstart: HATE

CMON’s latest Kickstarter project is unlike those of the past, in that it is very brutal, very violent, and very much meant for an adult audience, welcome to the world of HATE!  Like the previous three, you will be able to Kickstart this exciting new game through Black Knight Games!

Why Would I Do That?

Lead your tribe to victory over a chronicle of battles against savage opponents. Amazingly detailed and brutal miniatures await you.  Based on the “Chronicles of HATE” graphic novel by acclaimed artist Adrian Smith, HATE is a board game of brutal combat and conquest in a desolate world of savage warriors. Created by the same design team who brought you the Zombicide series, under the supervision of Eric Lang, HATE combines the gruesome artwork of Adrian Smith with exquisitely sculpted miniatures to immerse you in a universe of cruel survival by any means.

By pledging through Black Knight Games instead you get several benefits:

  1. You don’t need to pay shipping!  Normally you would need to pay a separate shipping fee when the item ships, this can often be as much as $50+ Canadian!  Pledging through us means you don’t pay that, nor do you need to remember to check your email to make the payment – or risk missing out!  Note: we do collect sales tax, but this would always be less than the shipping, and you are guaranteed not to owe any duty charges.
  2. Support your FLGS!  One hang up for many people when using Kickstarter is that you are bypassing your Friendly Local Game Store.  By cutting out the FLGSs you aren’t doing anything to keep their doors open to you and the other members of the local gaming community.  But, through this Kickstarter you DO support your FLGS – AND – you support the game you are excited about!
  3. Get the game early, just like if you had Kickstarted it on your own!
  4. Get any of the add-ons you want, just like if you had Kickstarted it on your own!
  5. Gain the flexibility of making a pledge, changes to a pledge, or additions up to a month after the Kickstarter!  As a partner store we are able to modify our order as long as their pledge manager remains open, so pledging with us allows you all kinds of flexibility – even the ability to pledge late!
  6. Do it all for no added cost!  Our agreement with CMON requires us to sell you all pledges and add-ons at exactly the same price as the Kickstarter.  So, you will pay $150 USD (based on that days exchange rate) for any ‘Hand of the King’, and the equivalent for any add-ons!

How Do I Pledge?

Simply come in to BKG, or give us a call, and we will sell you the pledge just like any customer order!  Pledgers must be 18+.

But, I Already Pledged Online – I Didn’t Know This Was An Option!

Kickstarter allows you to cancel Pledges before the cut off date, and CMON is really good about that kind of thing too.  Simply cancel and re-pledge with us!  Either way they’re getting the sale, and this way you gain all the above benefits!  If it’s after the cut off you can message them, explain you want to pledge with a participating partner retailer, and they shouldn’t have an issue with cancelling the pledge.

So get this amazing, and brutal game, and help out your FLGS in the process!

Check Out the HATE Kickstarter HERE

WMH: Tournament

Black Knight Games is excited to be hosting yet another Warmachine & Hordes Steamroller tournament this March!

When: Saturday, March 10th 10:30am (Registration begins at 10:00am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward for playing)

Format: 75pt Steamroller Tournament, 4 Rounds, Deathclock, Divide & Conquer 0

Lunch Provided: We will provide a pizza lunch (3 slices at least), including either 2 pops/water -or- 1 juice/energy drink

Prizes: We will put $20 per person, minus the overall cost of lunch, in to a prize pool. There will be a prize for the ‘Best Painted’ army (as voted on by the participants), and the ‘Best Sportsmanship’ (as voted on by your opponents). The remaining prize pool will be divided up among the top 3 players!

Warhammer 40,000 Doubles Tournament JAN

When: Saturday, January 20th, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards – Includes a pizza lunch

Stronghold Members: Get a Hero’s Reward for participating.

Format: 3 Rounds, Teams of 2, 1000 points/Player, ITC Rules. We will use the Best Coast Parings program to track.  All miniatures should be WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get).  Scenarios will be chosen from the ITC scenarios, rulebook, and/or Chapter Approved

Teams:

  • Each team’s army is classified as the same army with the restriction of one faction per team removed. Each player’s individual army still has this restriction.
  • Maximum 2 detachments per player
  • Interactions for specific factions/abilities can work between ally armies providing they all contain the required key words. This does not mean you can name two different factions the same key word to try and circumvent this rule. (an ork weirdboy cannot use da jump on a unit of space marines even if the space marine chapter you chose to name them is “speed freaks”)
  • Unique Characters are unique to the entire team army (no armies with two Sly Marbos or two Magnus the Reds etc.)
  • Strategems can only be used once per team per phase and all command points are shared. (3 for battleforged + the amount generated by detachments in both players lists)

Prizes: $20.00 per person (minus the cost of lunch) is all put towards the prize pool. Prizes given for Top three players, best painted and best sportsman.

Painting: Your Army does not need to be painted and based but it is always better to play with and against a fully painted and based army. There is prize for best painted (voted on by your peers). Armies that are not fully painted do not qualify for this prize.

Star Wars Destiny: Regional Tournament

Black Knight Games is extremely proud to be the one of the only Ontario venues hosting a Star Wars’s Destiny Regional Tournament this year!  So join us, reserve your spot, and enjoy a top-notch tournament experience.

When: Saturday, February 3rd

Time: 11:00am – 6:30pm
Check-in: 10:00am – 11:00am

Entry Fee: $20.00
Alternative Entry Fee: 6 Hero’s Rewards

Format: 4+ Rounds of Swiss (based on the ‘Advanced Structure’), Cut to Top 4 (below 24 attendees) or Cut to Top 8 (25+ attendees).  The new ‘Legacies’ set is legal in this event.  Full Tournament Guidelines are available on the FFG website.

Championship Byes: Some participants may have a BYE CARD that they won at a Store Championship event.  These participants will automatically receive a bye (win) in the first round of the event.  The number of byes can affect the number of players we cut to (each bye card adds 0.5 ‘players’ to the count when determining cut)

Prize Kit: We will have the Regional Prize Support kit to give out, which includes:

All Participants: Alternate Art Card: Patience
Top 16: Acrylic Token Set
Top 8: Playmat
Top 4: Hard Plastic Card: Thrawn, Master Strategist
Champion: Trophy, and a card granting it’s owner a BYE at a Nationals event!

Leftover prizes will be distributed to participants

Tier: Formal – This tournament level expects players to possess at least a minimal amount of experience. Players should be familiar with the game rules, and be prepared to exercise that knowledge to play at a reasonable pace. Players are expected to avoid confusion about their actions and refrain from other sloppy play mistakes. The focus is a friendly competitive environment.

Supplemental Prizes: Any money collected beyond the cost of the Regional Kit will be put in to a prize pool to be split by our top players.  We will announce the prize breakdown at the beginning of the event once total attendance is clear.  $20.00 will go in to the prize pool for each participant after 12.

Attendees: Black Knight Games can host 72 players at most, players are encouraged to preregister to reserve their spot!  You can preregisters in person at the store, pay with a card over the phone (905-296-3401), or via PayPal (button below)





Gloomhaven Preorder Special

Gloomhaven is perhaps the most highly anticipated game restock we have ever seen.  It is a dungeon crawl legacy game, which is a description that doesn’t do it justice.  Gloomhaven had a successful Kickstarter, and saw very minor stocking in stores before the hype completely exploded, overwhelming the new publisher’s ability to keep up.  A new much larger printing has been in the works for the better part of a year, and now – Finally – we will have a true restock of this exceptional game at BKG, and stores worldwide.

Gloomhaven is currently rated #1 ALL TIME on boardgamegeek.com, and if you ask anyone that’s played they will tell you why – at length, I promise you.

So celebrate the best game ever joining our shelves in earnest, we will be taking preorders at a special price.  It’s time to get this game in to the hands of as many people as possible!

Release Date: Friday, January 19th

Price: $179.99
Preorder Price: $159.99

Preorder Deadline: Monday, January 15th

 

Game of Thrones Tournament

Black Knight Games will be hosting a Game of Thrones LCG tournament in February!

When: Saturday, February 24, begins at 12:00pm (Registration starts at 11am)

Entry Fee: $15, Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward

Rounds: This tournament will follow the usual rules from FFG for Swiss tournaments, including cut.

Prizes: We will be putting a Game Night Kit in to the prize pool.  It will be the current up to date season.  Depending on attendance we expect that each participant will get at least one promo out of the event – likely 2, with the top players selecting theirs first.  We will add Store credit to the prize pool equal to the total entry fees after covering the cost of one GNK.

So join us for Dragons and Night Kings!

Infinity Tournament JAN

It’s a brand new year, which makes this our first Infinity tournament in 2018!

When: Saturday, January 27th, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10:30am)

Entry fee: $15

Format: Mid-Tier (300pts) Special Operations Tournament

Prizes: ITS Season 9 Kit, Additionally we will add any remaining entry fee money towards a prize pool for the top players, after covering the cost of the kit.

Missions:

  • Comms Center
  • Power Pack
  • The Grid

Extras:

-Soldiers of Fortune are allowed (see details on page 10 of the Season 9 ITS document)
-Spec Ops are **not** allowed

Prize Breakdown:

-First Place: ITS Season 9 Winner’s Pack (Cube Jaeger model)
-Participation: Patches, buttons, etc. from ITS Season 9 kit
-Skull Collector: The player who assassinates the most HVTs and DataTrackers will be awarded a Saito Togan mercenary model for their efforts

Be sure to register on the ITS site at this link

All players are responsible for bringing their own models, dice, tokens, measuring devices, and printed army lists.

I look forward to seeing everyone out on January 27th! 🙂