Guild Ball: BKGBL Season 3

Guild Ball Season Three begins this month!  Registration opens today!

When: The league will start on March 18th

Sign up: Register your team by March 16th, 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 the players you will play.  Over eight weeks, you’ll be assigned to play six 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 additional pickup games with anyone (no more than two pick-up games against any individual).  At the end of the eight week regular season, the four players with the most points will be seeded into a bracketed elimination to crown a Guild Ball Season 3 Champion.

Scoring:  Assigned games are worth 4 points for a win, 2 point for a draw, 1 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 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Scheduling: At the start of the league everyone will know their six assigned opponents.  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 to our Match Results Form.

Absences: With eight weeks to find a time, most should be able to make their matches work.  If it seems impossible please let the commissioner know as soon as possible.  If at the end of eight weeks, the game is un-played, the game is counted as a loss for both players.

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)

D&D: Knights of the Red Dragon Inn Adventure

With the success of our weekly Ravnica Adventure we are very eager to get more D&D on our schedule!  Our next multi-part adventure is ‘Knights of the Red Dragon Inn’, and it will run on Monday evenings for a month!

When: Monday Evenings, from March 11th – April 1st, 6:00pm

Entry Fee: $40.00 – or – 9 Hero’s Rewards, this entry covers all four sessions

Event Cap: We have only eight spots available for this group, so if you are interested in joining sign up now!  If we fill up we will add you to the waiting list, and if we get 8 players on that list we may add a second group.

What you need: A set of RPG dice is required.  It is recommended that you have your own Player’s Handbook, and a miniature to represent your character, but not mandatory.

What you get: You will have a dedicated staff run the adventure for your as DM.  The DM will distribute some fun prizes & Hero’s Rewards as you prove yourselves in the adventure, and have fun moments.  You do not need to attend all four sessions, but your entry fee does cover them all.

New and experienced D&D players are welcome, so feel free to join us even if you are new to Dungeons & Dragons, or if you aren’t familiar with the world – the DM will guide you and help you with whatever you need to know!

Youth D&D: Welcome to Blackwood

Welcome to Blackwood is our Dungeons & Dragons introductory session, introducing kids to both the game of D&D, and to the world our adventures take place in.  It is highly recommended that you participate in the ‘Welcome to Blackwood’ event before any other Knights of Blackwood D&D events.  Note: This is a repeat event, we intend to host Welcome to Blackwood every three months or so, so if you’ve already participated in this adcenture you should skip this one.

When: Sunday, March 3rd, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Entry Fee: $15.00 per participant

Player Slots: We only have 8 slots maximum for players for this 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.

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): Get a set of RPG Dice and a miniature representing your character – both chosen from our huge variety of stock!

The Game: Welcome to Blackwood’ is our introductory D&D session storyline – this is the perfect entry event for new players, and any kids that haven’t yet played D&D at our store.  The region of Blackwood is introduced, the basics of role-play are explained, and the adventure begins!  This session will have a dedicated Staff as Game Master who will guide the players through the session.

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.

“Roleplaying games are an amazing way for players to craft a story together.  They foster team-work and creative thinking, and are an amazing experience for gamers of all ages!” – Jay

A Song of Ice & Fire: Battle of Whispering Wood

The a Song of Ice & Fire Miniatures Game is an awesome new miniatures game that really captures both the brutal battles of the ‘Game of Thrones’ world, as well as it’s betrayal and politics.  At the store we’ve really become taken with the game, and it’s becoming more and more popular – so we’re eager to get people playing, and also help new players give it a go!  For that reason we a very excited to be running our first ever event for A Song of Ice & Fire!

When: Friday, March 8, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

Experience Required: None!  We will have everything we need to run the game with a staff to run it, and experienced and new players alike are welcome.

Bring: Yourself.  If you have miniatures already you may bring up to 20pts of any force (painted not required).  If you don’t you can use ours!

“How did it all get so confused? Lord Rickard’s fought at my side in half a dozen battles. His sons died for me in the Whispering Wood. Tion Frey and Willem Lannister were my enemies. Yet now I have to kill my dead friends’ father for their sakes.” Robb Stark – A Storm of Swords

Warhammer 40,000 Tournament APR

When: Saturday, April 13, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10am)

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

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

Format: 3 Rounds, 2000 points. We will use the Best Coast Parings program to track.  Scenarios will be chosen from the ITC scenarios, rulebook, and/or Chapter Approved.  Deathclocks will be utilized.  This is not an ITC event.

Armies: We encourage our players to have all their models be WYSIWYG (What you see it what you get) to avoid possible confusion for your opponents. Simple conversions are allowed, but anything more extreme, or model substitutions, must be approved by the event organizer. We encourage you to always double check with us in advance before using non WYSIWYG models.

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.

Board Game Tournament: Blood Rage

Black Knight Games is very excited to be offering the first in, what we hope to be, a regular series of board game tournaments.  We kick things off with CMON’s Viking Masterpiece: Blood Rage!

When: Sunday, March 31st, 12:00pm (Registration begins at 11am)

Entry Fee: $10.00

Bring: Your enthusiastic self, and if you have one – a copy of Blood Rage!

Prize Pool: We’re very excited to have a Blood Rage OP Kit full of cool promos in our prize pool.  We always put all entry fees in to a prize pool, and in this case subtract the OP kit – the remaining prize pool (if any) will be distributed to the top players in the form of store credit.

Any details regarding the specific tournament rules or rulings should be directed to our tournament organizer: Jenna!

Keyforge: Thursdays March

Thursday nights are Keyforge nights!  Every Thursday evening we will be running Keyforge gaming in the shop, so grab a deck (or buy one) and join us!  Starting this month all of our Keyforge events will be Chainbound events, which means your decks deck tracked, handicapped, and you earn points towards sweet sweet reward!  Here are our details for Thursdays in March:

When: Every Thursday evening, 6pm – 10pm

Entry Fee (unless otherwise stated): $8.00 ($7.00 for Stronghold Members) –or– 2 Hero’s Rewards

Prizes: We will put $5.00 per participant worth of BKG Store Credit in to the prize pool.  All players that finish X-1 or better will win a Hero’s Reward and some store credit.  Additionally we will always put something up from a Discovery OP Kit for any undefeated player (such as a coin set or playmat).

March 2019 Formats:
We will alternate through several of the Keyforge formats on Thursdays.  For details on Keyforge Formats, click HERE.

March 7th: Archon Format (1 deck regular tournament), 1 game matches, 3-4 Rounds
March 14th: Reversal Format (1 deck that your opponents use), 1 game matches, 3-4 Rounds
March 21st: Archon Format (1 deck regular tournament), 1 game matches, 3-4 Rounds
March 28th: Auction Sealed Deck, 1 game matches, 3 Rounds ($20 Entry)

40K Kill Team: Narrative League

Black Knight Games is very excited to be unveiling our next Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team League!  Our first one was quick, and immediately after the release of the game, so it was pretty simple, but we had lots of players playing some great games, eager to see what we’d do with more time.  Well we thing the time was worth the wait, check out what we have in store:

Registration Deadline: March 2nd

Begins: March 5th
Ends: April 30th

Entry Fee: $10.00

Format:

This is a narrative league, and will follow the rules outlined in the Kill Team Core Rules (p.202) with a couple of exceptions to how we will handle scoring and match-ups.

Team Building:

Follow the guidelines for building a Kill Teak outlined in the Core Rules, especially on p.202.  We recommend using the awesome Command Roster resource to manage your team.  Players must submit a copy of starting roster to us before their first game.

Opponents:

You will be assigned 6 opponents to play during the 7 week time-frame.  You may also play up to 6 pick-up games (you may play no opponent more than twice in pick-up games).  You may play these games in any order, and at any time that you can arrange with your opponents, however we recommend Tuesdays since that is our weekly Warhammer 40,000 night.

League Scoring:

Each player begins the league with 8 of each resources (Intelligence, Material, Morale, and Territory).  Losing missions means you will lose some of your resources.  If you ever drop to ‘0’ of any of these resources you will become a ‘Guerilla’ force.  It is possible to earn some resources with Specialist Upgrades.  Additionally, if you play a pick-up game and you win you earn +1 of one of the resources your opponent lost (so pick-up games risk losing resources, but you can also gain).  Once a resource hits ‘0’ it can never be added to.

At the end of the deadline anyone that has ‘Matched Games’ remaining will lose 1 of each resource.  If you believe that it’s impossible to play a matched game despite your best efforts talk with the league commissioner (Brad) and he can assign you a replacement game.

At the end of the deadline any non-guerilla teams will be compared to determine the winner.  We will look at each surviving team’s worst resource first – so it’s better to have a balance (4/4/4/4 would beat 8/3/8/8).  If there are only guerilla teams left then we will go through the same process and look at guerilla teams!

Missions:

Because resources are key it is important to select your mission carefully.  Consider both players’ resources before picking.  If both players agree they can select any mission from the ‘Narrative’ or ‘Matched Play’ missions.  If they can’t come to an agreement follow the guidelines on p.203 to select your mission (both players roll off and the winner rolls on the chart).

Match Results:

After every game both players must submit their game results via our Match Submission Form.  It’s important that both players submit the form together, otherwise errors can happen.  If you let your opponent do it all then it’s on you if there is a mistake.

League Updates & Tracking:

At least once a week the league commissioner (Brad) will update the overall league standings.  Players should also track their games on the League Tracker cards provided for the most up to date resource scores.

The Spoils of War:

The OP Kit that we have for this league is so full of cool swag that it’s just silly.  You can get more details about the specifics of the OP kit on the Warhammer Community Page, but here are the crucial bits:

Winners Medalions: The top three players overall at the end will get some truly awesome metal Kill Team medallions (Gold/Silver/Bronze)

Kill Team Swag: Every game you play will get you a stamp on the back of your league tracker card, every four stamps you collect will earn you some cool stuff: a Kill Team Dice set with your first 4 games played, and a set of acrylic Kill Team Objectives with your second 4 games played!

Best-in-Faction Badges: But that’s not all, because the top three players in each and every faction will also earn a unique Best-in-Faction badge!

Tactics Cards: All players will also get a small pack of Tactics Cards and a League Tracker card when they play their first game!

Wahammer 40,000 Doubles Tournament MAR

When: Saturday, March 2, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10am)

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

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

Format: 3 Rounds, 1000 points Doubles (Teams of 2). We will use the Best Coast Parings program to track.  Scenarios will be chosen from the ITC scenarios, rulebook, and/or Chapter Approved.  Deathclocks will be utilized.  This is not an ITC event.

Armies: We encourage our players to have all their models be WYSIWYG (What you see it what you get) to avoid possible confusion for your opponents. Simple conversions are allowed, but anything more extreme, or model substitutions, must be approved by the event organizer. We encourage you to always double check with us in advance before using non WYSIWYG models.

We WILL be using the new Space Marine Bolter rules that GW is beta testing.

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

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)

BKG Painting Table Event

We always feel that the best way to paint is in a group.  Newer painters can ask questions and learn, good painters get to show off a little, you can bounce ideas off each other, and just enjoy the company of those that share this wonderful hobby with you.  In order to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy group painting, BKG is organizing our ‘Painting Table’ event!

When: Sunday, February 24th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Entry Fee: None, just bring your stuff and paint with us!

Details: Bring any paints you’ll need, if you don’t have them or can’t bring them we will have some available too.  Bring whatever painting project you have on the go, sit down, and get painting!  We will supply some stations, water cups, paper towel, pallets etc.

New Painters & Kids: Want to learn how to paint, or something new?  Perfect!  We will have staff sitting at the table too, and they’ll be more than happy to teach you what they know.  Other painters will be sure to pipe in with their own advice.  So, while this isn’t an organized seminar event, it will be a great spot to learn, and in some ways even better because you’ll learn tailored to the project you are working on.  We’ll even give you a starting miniature if you’ve never painted before!