MTG: Commander Tournament

MTG Commander Tournament

Tonight we will be holding a Commander Tournament!  The format will be one on one games, so grab your general and your hundred card deck and join in!

Mon, Feb 10 Commander Tournament Commander $6:00/
*$5.00
DCI Sanctioned, 1 on 1 games, *Stronghold Members Price 5:30 – 9:00

February Events

Welcome to February!  This month is exciting because we have now extended our Sunday hours from 12pm-5pm, and we are now open 11:00am – 7:00pm every Sunday!  This allows us to run major events on both Saturdays and Sunday!  This month in addition to the recent Magic Pre-Releases we’ve got all kinds of great events.  We are beginning game nights for painters and X-Wing enthusiasts. And, of course, many tournaments including those for Magic, Infinity, Warhammer (40K and Fantasy), and High Command.  Looking for a longer gaming experience?  We’ve got league play for Warhammer, Warmachine, Flames of War, Blood Bowl, Dungeons & Dragons, and we have a Warhammer 40K Call to Arms in the works that you can still register for.  Basically we’ve got your gaming fix covered this month!

Happy Gaming!

Special Events in February

Demo Day 2013 sm Battletech Demos & Battles
Sunday, February 9th, 10am
We’ve got two special scenarios of Battletech ready for beginners and veterans alike.  So grab a mech or borrow one, and arm them!
Demo Day 2013 sm X-Wing Game Nights Begin!
Tuesday Evening Game Nights at 6pm
We are starting X-Wing game nights every Tuesday!  So bring in your rebel scum, or Imperial baddies and fight among the stars!
Painting Night Begins
Friday Evenings at 6pm
Beginning on February 7th we will begin holding Painting Nights every Friday!  Join a group of gamers and bring some minis to paint!  It’s always more fun painting in a group!

Tournaments in February

Sat, Feb 15 Steamroller 2014 50pts $20.00/*$16.00 4 Rounds, 2014 Steamroller Rules, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, 2nd List Optional, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm
High Command Tournament
Warmachine & Hordes High Command Game
Entry Fee: $6/$5 for Stronghold Members
Sunday, February 23rd, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Prizes include special promo Warcaster Cards that are only available at Kingmaker Tournaments!

Sat, Feb 22 Valentine’s Day Massacre 2000pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sat, Feb 8 Doubles Tournament 1500pts / Player $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Teams of Two, Price includes Pizza & Drinks,*Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sun, Feb 16 ITS Tournament 400pts Standard $10.00/*$8.00 3 Rounds,*Stronghold MembersRound 1: Frontline
Round 2: Annihilation (Top-Tier)
Round 3: Antennae Field
12pm – 7pm

Commander Tournament
Commander/EDH Tournament
Entry Fee: $6/$5 for Stronghold Members
Monday, February 10th, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
DCI Sanctioned, Commander Format, 1 on 1 games
Sat, Mar 1 Born of the Gods Game Day Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes, as well as a special edition Game Day card, Top 8 Get a full-art limited edition Game Day card,*Stronghold Members 12:00 – 5:00pm

Wed, Feb 5 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Feb 12 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Feb 19 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Feb 26 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Mar 5 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Fri, Feb 7 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Feb 14 Friday Night Magic Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Feb 21 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Feb 28 Friday Night Magic Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Sat, Feb 22 The Dragon Major 50pts $20.00 Major Store Wars Event, Event held at The Dragon in Guelph. 10:30am

Leagues & Campaigns in February

Warhammer 40K Call to Arms
Call to Arms Army Building League
Deadline: March 16th
Call to Arms is the best way to start an army!  Get a deal, and compete with others to complete your army be the deadline!
Feb 8th Event: 7pm – Small Skirmishes
Feb 16th Event: 12pm – Hero Battle Royal
Feb 23rd Event: 12pm – Elite Painter Contest
Triumph, Treachery & Tomb Kings
Warhammer League
Wednesday Evenings, 6pm
A new Warhammer league begins on February 5th!  Grab your troops and form your plans as you battle for glory!
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
Registration is now closed, but fear not for our Exhibition Play has begun once more!  Ask staff for details.
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!
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!
Journeyman League
Warmachine & Hordes League
Thursdays, Beginning Jan 12th
Escalation League
Feb 6-12: 25pts (same caster)
Feb 13-19: 35pts (same caster)
Feb 20-26: 35pts (any caster)
Feb 27 Finale: 50pts (any caster)

 

November Events

Last month I made a post at the start of the month listing everything that was coming up in the month of October, and it seemed to be a popular idea, so we’re going to make it a regular thing!  It’s hard to believe it’s already November!  This November we have several great event that you should pay attention to.  The first is Demo Day 2013: a massive annual event where we arrange to have people to teach and demo a pile of different games.  Add to that a bunch of great goodies and samples and you’ve got the perfect opportunity to try new games!  We’re also running our first ever GPT for Magic: the Gathering, which is the highest level of tournament we’ve ever done!  Red Card Members are invited to join me for our first Red Card Meeting – giving them some inside info on the store and our plans going forward, and giving us the chance to hear feedback from some of our most valued customers!  Add to that new leagues for Dungeons & Dragons, Blood Bowl, and Malifaux, as well as all our regular tournaments and you’ve got plenty of reasons to stop by the shop for some gaming!

Special Events in November

Demo Day 2013 sm Demo Day 2013
Massive Day Full of Demos & Gaming!
Saturday, November 30th, 12pm
Demo Day is one of our big annual events where participants are given the chance to get some great samples and play a ton of new games!  Definitely one of our best events every year – so be sure to pencil it in!!
Red Card Meeting
A State of the Union Address for some of our Best Customers
Sunday, November 10th, 3pm
Only for Red Card Members and Standard Bearers.  Participants get to hear about how the store is doing, what our plans are going forward and offer their feedback.  This is our first of these so if you are a Red Card Member be sure to attend (or be sure to become one if you’d like to attend!).  I’ll bring the donuts!

Tournaments in November

Sat, Nov 23 40K Tournament 2500pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sat, Nov 2 Chrome Gauntlet 50pts $20.00/*$16.00 4 Rounds, 2 Lists (may be from different factions), Specialists, Divide & Conquer, 2014 Steamroller Rules, Price includes Pizza & Drinks *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sat, Nov 9 Warhammer Tournament 2500pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Mon, Nov 4 Commander Release Event Sealed Constructed Commander $45.00/
*$40.00
DCI Sanctioned, Price includes one of the new Commander Decks, One Round of Multiplayer Commander, *Stronghold Members 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Sat, Nov 16 Grand Prix Toronto Trial (GPT) Sealed Deck $36.00/*$30.00 DCI Sanctioned Grand Prix Trial*Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm
All participants get a BKG Hero’s Reward promo card, Check out the official GPT Toronto page for more info
1st Place: $150 Credit, 2 Free Byes at the Grand Prix Toronto
2nd Place: $100 Credit
3rd Place: $50 Credit
Prizes based on an estimated 32 person attendance, and will be adjusted based on attendance.
If we have OVER 32 participants we will also give away a MTG: From the Vault Twenty to a random participant!

Wed, Nov 6 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Nov 13 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Nov 20 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Nov 27 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Fri, Nov 1 Friday Night Magic Standard $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 8 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 15 Friday Night Magic Standard $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 22 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 29 Friday Night Magic Standard $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Leagues & Campaigns in November

Raising Stakes
Malifaux League
Friday Evenings, 6:00pm, Begins Nov. 8th
Escalation League, beginning at 20ss and raising 5ss per week.
Exhibition League
Blood Bowl Open Play League
Open Gaming, Begins Nov. 11th
Play as many games as you want before Season 4 begins in January.  The perfect opportunity to try new teams or level up!
Legacy of the Crystal Shard
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm, Begins Nov.20th
Baldur’s Gate is nearly finished, so prepare yourself for the next adventure: Legacy of the Crystal Shard!
Murder in Baldur’s Gate
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm, Ends Nov. 13th
The Baldur’s Gate adventure is nearly complete, only two weeks left!
Tank Aces
Flames of War League
Player arranged game times
Open to All, Register with Fred!
Hammerbowl Season 3
Blood Bowl League
Weekly Games, Arranged by Players
Closed League.  The regular season is over, and playoffs have begun!  Be sure to play in our Exhibition League while you wait!
Call to Arms: Warmachine & Hordes
WMH Army Building League
Weekly Events, Finale Nov. 24th
Keep painting because this army building league ends this month!  Watch them sweat as participants try and finish by the deadline!

 

 

MTG Commander 2013 Release Event

November 1st marks the release of a new set of five preconstructed Commander decks.  Commander 2013 will consist of five different 100-card singleton decks, each with a retail price of $34.99.  To continue the tradition of oversized cards associated with our multiplayer releases, each deck will also include three premium oversized legendary commander cards that can be used in lieu of the normal versions of the cards (which are also in the deck).

What’s more, on the Monday following the release of these decks (November 4th) we’ll be hosting a special Release Event for our crew of EDH players who usually come out on Monday Nights.

Entry Fee:  $45 (or $40 for stronghold members)

When:  Monday, November 4th.  Each time we have 5 people together for a pod we’ll launch one, starting at 5:30pm and going until 9pm.

How it works:  When you show up you are divided up into pods.  Each pod of 5 gets a display of Commander decks (one of each) and you’ll divide them up by high-roll (highest rolling player picks first, and so on).

Prizes:  Every time you eliminate a player in your pod you get a booster pack.  If you’re the last player standing in a pod, you get a booster pack.  Simple as that!  Come down, open some amazing new EDH/Commander decks, and play some games.