Big Busy Weekend Incoming!

This Weekend is going to be crazy!

Black Knight Games is running more events this weekend, and more high-profile events, than we have ever done on a single weekend.  We have six Magic: the Gathering Prereleases, our Pokémon Prerelease, and a Star Wars Destiny Regional Tournament.  It’s going to be very busy.  But, fear not, we have planned things out very well.  We have adjusted our layout to accommodate everyone, we’ve ensured that we have plenty of staff on, and designated well.  Nonetheless it would be good to bear the following few things in mind:

No Open Gaming: Even at our busiest events we usually can accommodate a few tables for pick-up games.  On Saturday and Sunday please be advised there there will be no open gaming tables.  Every square foot of our gaming area is designated for our events.

Parking Will Be Rough: Our parking lot isn’t ideal during the busy times, but this weekend it will be very tight.  Please consider getting a lift, carpooling, taking public transit, or exploring other nearby parking options.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Some Parking is Reserved: We have wonderful neighbors, each of which have a few marked designated spots reserved for their business.  Please respect that they still need to run their businesses even on prerelease & regional weekend!

It’s Possible We Hit Capacity, So Preregister: We almost never need to turn anyone aside at any of our events, but this weekend may be an exception.  You can help us out by preregistering (and prepaying) for the events – and you’ll guarantee yourself a spot in the process.

Thank you for understanding.  This weekend is certainly an anomaly for us, as all three of these events are scheduled through the manufacturers.  We didn’t want to miss out on any of these amazing events, so we’ve had to make arrangements to make it all work.  So we thank you for your patience this weekend.

It’s going to be big, and it’s going to be fun!

Youth D&D: Enter the Lost World

It’s time for the February D&D event for our Knights of Blackwood Youth program run by DM Cody, this time our intrepid adventurers will explore the mysterious jungle depths!

When: Sunday, February 3rd

Session 1:  10:00am – 1:00pm
Session 2:  2:00pm – 5:00pm

Entry Fee: $15.00 per participant

Player Slots: We only have 8 slots maximum for players for each session, so sign up now and reserve your spot!  We require at least three players in a session to proceed with it.  If we are full we can add you to the reserve list.

Experience Required: This is not an absolute beginner session, like Welcome to Blackwood.  To participate you should have either attended our Welcome to Blackwood event, or have had a good amount of experience with D&D 5e.  If you are brand new our Welcome to Blackwood sessions will repeat every few months to give you the intro you need for these more advanced sessions!

Age Restriction: This is a Knights of Blackwood event, so age is restricted to 6 – 16 years old.  However, parents or guardians are welcome to register as well if they wish to join in the fun!

You Get:

Every participant gets a Hero’s Reward card for participating, which can be used on a variety of rewards including a free Pet, or a snack or drink!

Option (+$12.00): If they didn’t take advantage of the bundle during our Welcome to Blackwood event participants can get a set of RPG Dice and a miniature representing your character – both chosen from our huge variety of stock!

The Game: Enter the Lost World’ is a new adventure in our D&D session storyline.

Using the airship, adventurers decide to explore a mysterious valley full of lush, thick jungle.  What dangers await them?  

All pages, maps, enemy characters, and other necessary items will be provided by the store – the only thing players must have is a miniature for their character, and a set of RPG dice (see the ‘Option’ above if you don’t already have these.

Participants can either continue to use their character from previous KoB adventures, or can create a new level 1 D&D character in advance – just clear the character with Cody beforehand.

Warmachine Steamroller Tournament FEB

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

When: Saturday, February 16th, 10:30am (Registration begins at 9:30am)

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!

So bring your forces, preferably painted, to BKG and battle it out in our Steamroller Tournament!

Star Wars Legion Tournament JAN

We will be hosting another Star Wars Legion tournament this month, the first of 2019!

When: Saturday, January 26, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10:30am)

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

Stronghold Members Get: Hero’s Reward

Format: 800pts, 3 Rounds

Forces: Every army must follow to rules for a legal 800 point Star Wars Legion army.

Event Scoring: The tournament will be a Swiss-style tournament, using TOME (the FFG online tournament organizer)

Prizes: We will put $20 per participant, minus the cost of the OP kit, in to a prize pool.  We have SWL Organized Play kits, so we will be giving out promos from it as well!

MTG Standard Showdown Ravnica Allegiance

Black Knight Games is happy to announce that we will be running Standard Showdown each Saturday during the Ravnica Allegiance season!  Showdown is great because in addition to our regular Standard prize pool, we will be adding 9 Standard Showdown packs too!

When: Saturday Evenings, beginning at 6:00pm (Registration begins at 5:30pm)

The Ravnica Allegiance Showdown season runs from SAT, Feb 9 – SAT, Apr 6

Entry Fee: $8.00 // $7.00 if you are a Stronghold Member // 2 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Standard, 3-4 Rounds based on attendance (usually 4), No Cut

Prizes: 1.5 Ravnica Allegiance Booster Packs/Player will be added to a Prize Pool to be split among the top players. Additionally at each event we will give out 9 Standard Showdown packs (Players that go at least x-1 player will each get at least one, and the rest will be passed out randomly among those that attend.  These events do not count towards the FNM Standard standings.

Standard Showdown Packs: The nine packs given out each event are a special 4-Card booster pack that will include

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 foil basic land
  • 1 foil card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

MTG Ravnica Allegiance Draft Weekend

To celebrate the Ravnica Allegiance release weekend Black Knight Games will be running another special MEGA-SIZED Draft Weekend Event!

When: Saturday, January 26, 12:00pm

Firing More Drafts: If there is demand we will fire additional drafts with the same format on-demand.

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for participating.

Prizes: Drafts will add 1.5 packs per player to a prize pool.  Prizes are distributed based on record, so all 3-0s receive the same prize as each other, all 2-1s receive the same prize, etc.  Additionally, Wizards has provided us with a special draft weekend promo Simic Ascendancy to pass out to participants as well!

Format: Our Draft Weekend events will be just like normal drafts here, except participants will get 4 BOOSTER PACKS instead of 3 to draft with, for the same price!

So join us to celebrate the latest return to the most popular setting in Magic!

Simic Ascendancy Promo

Infinity Tournament FEB

This February we will be hosting our first Infinity tournament in 2019!

Format: Mid-Tier (300pts) Tournament

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: Registration starts at 10:30am, games start at 11:00am

Entry fee: $20 (includes pizza lunch)

Prizes: ITS Prize Kit; also, an army starter box for painting (see below)

Missions:
-Decapitation
-Annihilation
-Supplies

Extras:
-Soldiers of Fortune **ARE** allowed
-Spec Ops **ARE NOT** allowed

Prizes:
-The winner will receive the ITS 2019 Aida Swanson model.
-Additional prizes from the kit for lower-placing players include patches, faction dice, tokens, and terrain packs.
-Paint Your Toys: Spud wants to encourage players to get their stuff painted, so he’s offering a special prize raffle at every event in 2019. Tickets for the raffle can be earned in a few ways:

1) If your armies are fully painted, you get 3 tickets.
2) You receive one additional ticket (up to a max of 3) for each model you’re playing at the event that was painted in the last two months (purely on the honour system 😛 ).
3) Finally, each player will receive one special ticket on which they can write the name of the person whose models they like best (by whatever subjective artistic criteria each person chooses to apply!).

At the end of the day, one name will be drawn, and that player will be able to pick from one of three army starter boxes!

Be sure to register on the ITS site at this link: https://its.infinitythegame.com/event/91f73fdbb-300pt-its-season-10-event-at-black-knight

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

I look forward to seeing everyone out on February 2nd! 🙂

Pokémon Team Up Prerelease

Trainers!  Be the first to battle for supremacy with the newest card set: Team Up!

When: Sunday, January 20, 11:00am, Registration begins at 10:00am (be here by 10:45 at the latest)

Entry Fee: $35.00 -or- 9 Hero’s Rewards (Stronghold Members get 1 Hero’s Reward for participating)

Format:  Each player will receive a Prerelease Box which consists of a 22 card pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets, 4 Sun & Moon: Team Up booster packs, and 1 of 4 alternate art promo cards!  Swiss, 3 Rounds.  Players will have 30 mins to open their Prerelease Pack, and build a 40 card deck (energy cards will be provided).  Once the tournament begins players may not alter their decks.  Players may not trade any cards until the event is over.

Prizes: At the end of the tournament, when each player returns their borrowed energy they will receive 3 Booster Packs as a prize.  Any undefeated players earn a bonus pack.

Bring: Your Player ID number (if you don’t have one, one will be provided to you)

Knights of Blackwood: We always have a ‘Junior’ division in our Pokémon Tournaments, so any members of our Knights of Blackwood Youth Program will be assigned to the appropriate division.  Pets may only be used in the Junior division.  All Knights of Blackwood members that participate in this event will get a free pet for participating!

Youth D&D: Air Raid

It’s time for the January D&D event for our Knights of Blackwood Youth program run by DM Cody!

When: Sunday, January 6th

Session 1:  10:00am – 1:00pm
Session 2:  2:00pm – 5:00pm

Entry Fee: $15.00 per participant

Player Slots: We only have 8 slots maximum for players for each session, so sign up now and reserve your spot!  We require at least three players in a session to proceed with it.  If we are full we can add you to the reserve list.

Experience Required: This is not an absolute beginner session, like Welcome to Blackwood.  To participate you should have either attended our Welcome to Blackwood event, or have had a good amount of experience with D&D 5e.  If you are brand new our Welcome to Blackwood sessions will repeat every few months to give you the intro you need for these more advanced sessions!

Age Restriction: This is a Knights of Blackwood event, so age is restricted to 6 – 16 years old.  However, parents or guardians are welcome to register as well if they wish to join in the fun!

You Get:

Every participant gets a Hero’s Reward card for participating, which can be used on a variety of rewards including a free Pet, or a snack or drink!

Option (+$12.00): If they didn’t take advantage of the bundle during our Welcome to Blackwood event participants can get a set of RPG Dice and a miniature representing your character – both chosen from our huge variety of stock!

The Game: Air Raid’ is a new adventure in our D&D session storyline.

Frustrated by being cut off from the rest of the world, the Knights of Blackwood decide to use their recently acquired airship to reconnect to the outside world.  Can the Knights of Blackwood reclaim the skies from the dark clutches of the Dark Lords new lieutenant?  

All pages, maps, enemy characters, and other necessary items will be provided by the store – the only thing players must have is a miniature for their character, and a set of RPG dice (see the ‘Option’ above if you don’t already have these.

Participants can either continue to use their character from previous KoB adventures, or can create a new level 1 D&D character in advance – just clear the character with Cody beforehand.

MTG: Invitational Last Chance Qualifiers

Our MTG Grand Championship Invitational is just over a week away!  We are announcing 29 players that have qualified to earn invites already, however if you aren’t on the list it’s not too late!  You can earn your way on by winning one of three Last Chance Qualifier events!

Last Chance Qualifiers:  The three LCQs are our regular weekly MTG tournaments (Wednesday Modern, FNM Standard, and FNM Draft).  These events will function as usual, with their own regular prize structures, entry fees, etc.  They will all count towards the new Winter Season as well.  However, in addition to their usual duties, they will fill our final three spots in the Grand Championship Invitational.  The highest ranked (including tie-breakers) non-qualified player at each of those three events will grab the last spots.

Modern LCQ: Wednesday, January 2nd, 6:00pm

Standard LCQ: Friday, January 4th, 6:00pm

Booster Draft LCQ: Friday, January 4th, 6:30pm

So take advantage of your last opportunity to nab a spot at this years most prestigious MTG event!