40K Kill Team League

With the new Kill Team rules coming out it’s the perfect time to start up a league!  Kill team is great because it appeals to new and established players, and this new version looks amazing!

Begins: Thursday, August 9
Regular Season Ends: Thursday, September 20th

Entry Fee: $10.00 -or- 4 Hero’s Rewards

Matches: Each week our participants will be assigned a match-opponent.  It’s up to our players to schedule their games with one another, preferably on our BKG 40K Facebook group.  Players will have two weeks to get each match in, either the designated week, or the one after, and if players wish they can play early (provided their other games are done).

In addition players may play one additional pick up match against any other player once per week.

In Kill-Team your team advances with each game, so your games played will help you build-up your teams.

League Scoring: Players get 3 points for winning their scheduled match, and 2 points for winning a pick-up match.  At the end of the league the top 8 players will make the playoff bracket, where we will come up to a Kill Team Champion.

Prizes: We will have prizes for our top players at the end.

Warmachine & Hordes Balance of Power League

Outmatched and outgunned, can you find a way to win?  What’ll it take to even the playing field against some of the community’s strongest players?  This is Balance of Power.

In the past our Warmachine leagues have focused on adding a fun casual element to our most competitive miniatures game.  Encouraging new and growing players to play with seasoned veterans is a key goal of growing a community and maintaining its long term health.  This time, rather than ignoring competitive elements of play, we’re leaning into them in a league format especially tuned to allow new players, veterans, and returning players to play hard against one-another with reasonable odds of winning.

When: The league will start on July 5th and conclude on August 16th

Sign up: Register any time.  We will continue to take registration throughout the course of the league because it is easy to join any time.  At the time of registration, a player may voluntarity give themselves a Handicap of as low as -3 or as high as +3.

Entry Fee: $10.00 // 3 Hero’s Rewards.  Entry fees collected will cover a variety of achievement-style rewards given out throughout the league.

Format: Win games, they get harder.  Lose them, it gets easier.  Eventually, you’re facing down the best player at the store, and somehow it feels like an even match!

Need more details?

  • Each time a player wins a game, they lose a Handicap point.  Similarly, each time a player loses a league game, they gain a Handicap point.  This Handicap is uses to balance out future games, keeping matches played during the league interesting and challenging.
  • Baseline games are played at 75 points and on a 60 min Deathclock.
  • Players compare Handicap after lists are picked, but before a match begins.
  • If one player has a positive Handicap (or no Handicap at all) and their opponent has a negative one (or no Handicap at all), each point of Handicap adds or subtracts either 3 points from a player’s list or 5 minutes from their clock (players choose how their own Handicap is applied).
  • If both players have a positive or negative Handicap, reduce those values by the same amount until one is 0.  The player left with the positive or negative value modifies their list or clock by 3 points or 5 minutes per point of Handicap.
  • Handicap has no effect on theme benefits including points spent to qualify for free solos, etc.  If a player cannot add or remove the exact number of points for their Handicap value, a list can be played without making use of all the bonus points or more points down than a Handicap would suggest.

Example 1: Adeline and Bert are playing a game.  Adeline has a +2 Handicap, while Bert has a +4.  They determine that Bert may include some extra bonuses in his time or list.  He opts to take an extra 6 point solo legal in his theme force.  This does not modify his list in any other way.  

Example 2: Colin and Dan are playing a game.  Colin has a handicap of -4, while Dan has a +1 Handicap.  Dan plays a regular 75 point list, opting to use his +1 to take 5 extra minutes for a personal Deathclock of 65 minutes.  Colin chooses to lose 6 points from his list (dropping a 6 point solo that was free in his theme list and otherwise leaving his list unchanged) and also play with a clock reduced by 10 minutes, for a personal Deathclock of 50 minutes.

Example 3: Erik and Frank are playing.  This is their first game of the league and neither one of them has a Handicap at all.  They play a standard 75 point game on a 60 minute Deathclock.  

Scheduling: Games can be played at any time, and we encourage you to play any pickup games with a league member as league match.  Because handicaps become more accurate the more games played, we strongly encourage folks to play as much as possible to get to a level where games are optimally challenging and rewarding.  As Thursdays are the regular Warmachine night, we especially encourage league participants to come out and game on this evening.

Prizes: The focus on this league is playing games and growing as a community.  Each week, players are invited to share their experiences by messaging Tim.  Tell us about your milestones!  Did you beat a player for the first time ever?  Did you win a game, despite only having 30 minutes to play it?  Over the course of the league we’ll be giving out awards/prizes for good achievements, along with displays of integrity and fair-play.  There will also be a prize of dubious value to the league participant with the most overall games played.

Guild Ball League: Season 2

Guild Ball Season Two is happening this summer!  Registration opens today!

When: The league will start on July 1st

Sign up: Register your team by June 28thth, if you wish to participate in this season.

Entry Fee: $10.00 // 4 Hero’s Rewards

Format: At the beginning of the league we’ll announce a schedule of weekly games.  Over six weeks, you’ll play other people in the league and get points for winning and losing (if you don’t play a game you get no points).  You’ll also be able to play up to six pickup games with anyone else in the league (it could even be the same person).  You’re get slightly fewer points for these games.  At the end of the six week regular season, the folks with the most points will be seeded into a bracketed elimination to crown a Guild Ball Season Champion.

Scoring:  Scheduled games are worth 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 point for a loss.  Players may also play pickup games scheduled on their own initiative with league members. Players may play up to 6 pickup games, and they are worth 1 point each. Points are to be used to seed the playoff brackets at the end of the league.

Scheduling: On Mondays, there will be a post on Facebook and an email sent out to all participants with all games on it. Coordinate with your opponent (via either Facebook or email) to find a good time to play a game. All games must be played at Black Knight. After completing your game, report the results on either the Facebook BKG guild ball group or via email to Craig.

Absences: If you or your opponent is unable to make a game, then your game can be deferred. Please let the commissioner know as soon as possible. If you wish, you may be able to play a game the week before it is scheduled, if that works better. If, after a reasonable period of time, the game is unplayed, the game is counted as either a draw or a forfeit.

Prizes: We have kits from releases, and other goodies, so players will all get some kind of sweet promo prize.  Additionally the champion will win some store credit (depending on attendance)

Blood Bowl: BKBBL Season 14

The ball is in the air, the crowd roars, and all you have to do is not roll a 1…

Blood Bowl Season 14 will kick off on Saturday June 9th.  If you’re an avid sports fan or miniature gamer, who like a real challenge and enjoys developing characters in any game, then Blood bowl is the game for you.

Season 14 Begins: Saturday, June 9 2018

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 1st 2018

Entry Fee: $10.00

Organizaion: Each participant will be assigned opponents, one a week.  It is up to the coaches to arrange when to play their games with one another, and players are given a two-week window for each match to be completed.  The top teams will make the playoffs, and will get their chance to with the Championship!

The season will be a minimum of 10 weeks long, and a maximum of 14 weeks.  Don’t miss your chance to be a champion or at least the chance to stomp your friends into the turf!

Players need the following to play:

  • A Pitch
  • A Team, with the players properly numbered
  • At least one pack of Special Play cards
  • Blood Bowl Dice
  • Tokens to track re-rolls, turns, and score, as well a method to properly handle passes, and bouncing balls.  And, a ball.

Players are encouraged to have the following:

  • The Blood Bowl Almanac
  • A Fully Painted Team
  • Miniatures for their coaching staff

For established players please make sure your team is properly created and prepared on BKBBL.COM
New players should contact Commissioner Awesome to set up their first team.

All players should join our BKBBL Facebook Group if possible!

Necromunda League: Welcome to the Shadow War

Black Knight Games will be running a league for Necromunda using rules from the starter set and the Gang War supplements. Gangs may be created from any Gang lists available from Games Workshop, as well as from Shadow Wars kill teams (point values will be used from Shadow Wars: Armageddon, updated profiles will be provided).

The Campaign: The campaign starts March 11th and runs for 5 weeks to be followed by a playoff. Players will be given one scheduled opponent per week, additionally they will be able to play up to one more game against an opponent of their choice each week. Games can be scheduled for any time during the week and can be planned using the Facebook group.

  • Week 1: March 11 – 17
  • Week 2: March 18 – 24
  • Week 3: March 25 – March 31
  • Week 4: April 1 – 7
  • Week 5: April 8 – 14

Playoffs: The campaign will end with a single elimination, swiss pairing playoff between the top 8 gangs by Reputation. In the event of a tie, the first tie breaker will be Head to Head, second will be turf size, then Gang Rating.

What you need: Players should have a gang (or kill team) of models to use during the campaign, as well as a set of Necromunda Dice, and any Gang cards they want to use during their games.

Entry: Sign up starts now and ends March 9th. The cost is $20.00, or entry is FREE with the purchase of a copy of Necromunda: Underhive (if you have already purchased a copy of Necromunda from Black Knight Games the entry fee will be waived). Stronghold Members will receive a Hero’s Reward when they register.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for 1stand 2nd place overall, as well as Best Painted Gang, and Best Painted Scenery Piece.  There will be some Hero’s Rewards as prizes too.

Blood Bowl BKBBL Season 13

Calling on all coaches – Blood Bowl Season 13 is here!!!

Season 13 Begins: February 3rd, 2018

Registration Deadline: January 26th, 2018

Entry Fee: $10.00

Organizaion: Each participant will be assigned opponents, one a week.  It is up to the coaches to arrange when to play their games with one another, and players are given a two-week window for each match to be completed.  The top teams will make the playoffs, and will get their chance to with the Championship!

Players need the following to play:

  • A Pitch
  • A Team, with the players properly numbered
  • At least one pack of Special Play cards
  • Blood Bowl Dice
  • Tokens to track re-rolls, turns, and score, as well a method to properly handle passes, and bouncing balls.  And, a ball.

Players are encouraged to have the following:

  • Deathzone Season 1 & 2 /or/ the Blood Bowl Almanac
  • A Fully Painted Team
  • Miniatures for their coaching staff

For established players please make sure your team is properly created and prepared on BKBBL.COM
New players should contact Commissioner Awesome to set up their first team.

All players should join our BKBBL Facebook Group if possible!

 

Rumbleslam Crackdown League

Ladies and Gentlemen!  Please direct your attention to the center ring, as we are about to begin our first match of the night!

The Rumbleslam Crackdown League is an ongoing league for Rumbleslam, the game of fantasy wrestling!  The league can be joined at any point, and is punctuated by the occasional big ‘Rumblemania’ event!

HOW IT WORKS:

Participants register for the league, including a team name for their crew, registration in the league is FREE.  Participants can play exhibition matches any time they would like, with anyone else in the league, earning them a number of Star Points.  Once a participant has earned enough Star Points they can register a ‘Challenge’ for one of the title belts, forcing the current Champion to fight them for the title!  Occasionally we will host a ‘Rumblemania’ event, which will be a big one day event where all the belts will be up for grabs!

Playing Exhibition Matches:  Participants may play any number of exhibition matches (max 2 per day) against anyone else they wish.  Players agree on which Format they will play (described below).  Players get 1 Star Point for losing the match, 2 for a Draw, and 3 for a Victory.  Players also have the chance to get a bonus Star Point each match, based on which match format they play.

Challenging for the Title:  Each Format has a Champion, which is the participant that currently holds the title belt.  These Champions can be challenged.  To do so any participant may spend a number of points to register an official Challenge against the current Champion.  These challenges must be met.  If the challenger wins, we have a new Champion!  If the Champion defends their belt, they earn half the number of points the challenger used – either way the challenger loses the points used to issue the challenge.

Scheduling and Playing Games: It is recommended for each participant to join the BK Rumbleslam Facebook Group (HERE) as much of the league will be tracked and recorded there, and it will facilitate scheduling exhibition and title matches.

RUMBLEMANIA:

Rumblemania is the premier event in the Rumbleslam Crackdown League.  It is a special one day event, in which all the titles are put on the line!  Each Rumblemania will be a little different, but they will typically involve three rounds of play: an Exhibition round where everyone plays matches for bonus Star Points, a Royal Rumbleslam round where multiple players fight together in one match.  The results of the Royal Rumbleslam determines who gets to challenge for the various belts.  Finally there is a Title round, where many of the current titles, including the World Championship of the World, will be fought for!  Pay attention to the calendar for the next Rumblemania event!

For a full list of the Rumbleslam Crackdown League Formats, click HERE

MTG: Team League (Ixalan)

For this league season we will be trying something a little bit different for our League Play: a Team League!

When: Mondays (4 of them: Oct 2 – Oct 23), 6:30pm

Entry Fee: $35.00 or 9 Hero’s Rewards / Player

Teams: Players are divided in teams of 4.  You can register your foursome, or you can register and we will do our best to place you with other players to form a team – first come, first serve.

Players Get: A total of six booster packs, 1 Hero’s Reward (2 if they are a Stronghold Member!), an Ixalan Deck Box to hold their decks, and an ‘Unclaimed Territory’ Promo card.  In addition players have a chance to win prizes (2 Packs/Person in to the prize pool).

Event Format:

Team Sealed: Teams start by opening 12 booster packs together as a group, and form four decks from the cards opened. Teams open a further 4 packs in each of the following three weeks, adding to the team card pool, and modifying the decks.  The cards are owned by the team, and it is up to the team to decide how to split them.  If the team can’t agree on how to split, they will re-draft among themselves at the end of the league.

Weekly Gameplay: Each of the four weeks will feature a different type of gameplay.  Each week players will play three rounds, and will score points in each game based on the number of players in that game (for example if we are playing Two-Headed Giant one week each match win would be 4 points since there are four players in each match).

Week 1 (Oct 2) – Single Player Matches: Players play against members of rival teams 1 on 1 (matches are each worth 2 points)
Week 2 (Oct 9) – Two-Headed Giant: Players play as pairs against rival teams in the 2HG style (matches are each worth 4 points)
Week 3 (Oct 16) – Emperor + Solo: Players play in teams of three in ‘Emperor’ format, with the fourth players on each team playing one another in a 1 on 1 match (Emperor Match is worth 6 points, Solo Match is worth 2)
Week 4 (Oct 23) – Multi-Player: Players play in one of four multiplayer games, each team sends one player to each game – the last player standing wins it (Multi-player matches are worth 1 point/player in them – depends on number of teams overall)

This format means that each week there is the same number of points up for grabs.

Prizes: At the end of the four-week league the team with the most overall points will be the winner!  The winning team will win a Booster Box of Ixalan.  Additional prizes will be provided based on overall attendance (2 Packs/Person in total with the first 36 going to the top team).

Ix Set

BKG’s Inaugural Guild Ball League Starts Sep 4st. – Sign up today!

Guild Ball players (and folks thinking about the game)!  With the release of new starter sets for the game, we’re excited to announce that we’re running our first Guild Ball league.  Registration opens today!

When: The league will start on September 4th

Sign up: Register your team by August 30th, if you wish to participate in this season.

Entry Fee: $10.00 // 4 Hero’s Rewards (entry fee is discounted to $5 if you purchase or order one of the new 6 player starter boxes at the same time)

Format: At the beginning of the league we’ll announce a schedule of weekly games.  Over six weeks, you’ll play other people in the league and get points for winning and losing (if you don’t play a game you get no points).  You’ll also be able to play up to six pickup games with anyone else in the league (it could even be the same person).  You’re get slightly fewer points for these games.  At the end of the six week regular season, the folks with the most points will be seeded into a bracketed elimination to crown a Guild Ball Season Champion.

Blood Bowl: BKBBL Season 2

Coaches!  Now is the time to register your team for the second season of the new era of the BKBBL (Black Knight Blood Bowl League)!

When: The BKBBL S2 will begin on August 11th, and will last many weeks

Sign up: Register your team by August 4th, if you wish to participate in this season.

Entry Fee: $15.00 // $10.00 if you own your own pitch & cards // 4 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Our Blood Bowl seasons provide each coach with a weekly opponent.  It is up to the coaches to arrange the best time for them to play.  At the end of the regular season the top teams will be matches in an elimination playoff tree.

Do you have what it takes to be a champion? Do you think you can beat the Gipfel Smokers? If you even considered answering these two question then you need to sign up for BKBBL SEASON 2