MTG Core 2020 Prerelease Weekend

We have never had a Prerelease Weekend with so many events to choose from! For the first time ever we’re allowed to run prerelease events on Friday (starting at 3pm). As a Premium Store we’ve also been asked to experiment with running Prerelease Booster Drafts. Here are the details:

When: We have ten scheduled events! There will be five regular sealed and two ‘Two-Headed Giant’ Sealed Core 2020 Prerelease events over the weekend, two experimental Prerelease Drafts with further Booster Drafts on demand, as well as a Youth event on the Sunday. Let’s just say you’ve got options!

Friday, July 5
3:00pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #1
6:30pm – 10:00pm Booster Draft #1
8:00pm – 1:00am Sealed Deck #2

Saturday, July 6
9:00am – 2:00pm Sealed Deck #3
2:30pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #4
6:30pm – 10:00pm Booster Draft #2
8:00pm – 1:00am Sealed Deck #5 (Two-Headed Sealed)

Sunday, July 7
10:00am – 2:30pm Sealed Deck #6
12:00pm – 2:30pm Youth Prerelease (Sealed Deck)
3:00pm – 7:30pm Sealed Deck #7 (Two-Headed Sealed)

All Weekend

Drafts on Demand – We have the two Prerelease Booster Drafts planned, but we will run more based on demand. Sign up on the Drafts on Demand listing, and whenever we get to 8 players we will fire! Additionally, if you and a group of friends would specifically like to have a draft pod to yourselves – that too can be arranged!

Formats: We are running four different formats this weekend. We will be hosting both regular, and two-headed giant sealed deck events. We are hosting Booster Drafts. And, we are hosting a casual Prerelease for our younger players.

Sealed Deck & Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck

Entry Fee: $45.00 // $40.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards
Format: Swiss, 4 Rounds, Prerelease Pack includes 6 Core 2020 Boosters, a die & a Promo, 50mins per round. For Two-Headed Giant players play in teams of Two.
Prizes: We will add three Core 2020 packs to the prize pool per participant. Each match (aka best of 3 round) a player wins will earn them a prize pack.  Remaining packs (1 per person) are distributed among undefeated and 3-1 players (3-1 players get +1 pack, undefeated players split the rest, usually that means between 12-16 packs).  We will also randomly distribute a second Hero’s Reward for every 5 participants (including one to any winless players – which means everyone gets something!). Each participant gets a Hero’s Reward.

Booster Draft

Entry Fee: $25.00 // $20.00 for Stronghold Members // 6 Hero’s Rewards
Format: Swiss, 3 Rounds, 3 Packs of Core 2020 used for draft, 50mins per round.
Prizes: We will add 1.5 Core 2020 packs to the prize pool per participant. Players that finish 2-1 earn 2 Booster Packs, and Players that finish 3-0 split the rest. We will also randomly distribute a second Hero’s Reward for every 5 participants (including one to any winless players – which means everyone gets something!). Each participant gets a Hero’s Reward.

Youth Prerelease Party

Entry Fee: $40.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards
Format: Open Play, players play as many games against whomever they wish. Staff & volunteers will help new players, and facilitate games. Prerelease Pack includes 6 Core 2020 Boosters, a die & a Promo.
Adult Mentors: The Knights of Blackwood is a program for kids ages 6-16, however anyone can participate in this event. If you are older than 16 years old, you will be a ‘mentor’ helping out the younger players with rules and being a good example of a good sport. Mentors will get all the same rewards as younger players, except the Pets.
Prizes: All participants get a booster pack, a Hero’s Reward, and a Knights of Blackwood pet. Everyone that plays a game will earn another Core 2020 booster pack, and when you win your first match you earn another! Combine that with the free pack you get for joining in and every player gets 3 packs! Anyone that plays at least 3 matches will get another Hero’s Reward (and will get that third pack if they didn’t win any).

Tasty Sustenance: We will have some delicious snacks provided by our friends at the Hearty Hooligan to keep you powered throughout the day!

Preorder Special:  Just like with the past number of sets when you preorder you’ll be able to pick up your booster box at the prerelease weekend, as well as a special Buy-a-Box card!  Check out our Preorder Special for all the details!

MTG Legacy Tournament JUL

Join us at the end of July for our monthly Legacy tournament!

Date: Sunday, July 28th 2019, 3:00pm (Registration begins at 2pm)

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

Format: Legacy, DCI Sanctioned, 4 Rounds, No Cut

Details:

  • No Proxies
  • Special Additional Prizes
  • Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward

Prizes:  2 Booster Packs are added to the Prize Pool for each participant and is spread evenly to participants based on record (all 4-0 get the same prize, all 3-1 get the same prize). Packs may be swapped for $5.00 in Store Credit.

So join us for a special extended-hours day of Legacy!

Song of Ice & Fire Tournament JUL

We are very excited to be hosting another Song of Ice & Fire tournament for the game at the start of July!

Date: Saturday, July 13, 11:00am start time (be there at 10:30am)

Entry Fee:$20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards
Stronghold Members Get: A Hero’s Reward for participating

Lunch Included: A Pizza lunch and drink(s) is included in the entry.

Format: 3 Rounds, 40pts.  Armies may not include miniatures that haven’t been released to retail yet (The Mountain that Rides for example).

Prizes: We’ve got anASOIAF Game Night Kit. All players will get at least something from the kit.  Additionally $20 per participant (minus the cost of lunch and the kit) will be added in store credit to a prize pool.

MTG Legacy Tournament JUN

Join us at the end of June for our monthly Legacy tournament!

Date: Sunday, June 30th 2019, 3:00pm (Registration begins at 2pm)

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

Format: Legacy, DCI Sanctioned, 4 Rounds, No Cut

Details:

  • No Proxies
  • Special Additional Prizes
  • Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward

Prizes:  2 Booster Packs are added to the Prize Pool for each participant and is spread evenly to participants based on record (all 4-0 get the same prize, all 3-1 get the same prize). Packs may be swapped for $5.00 in Store Credit.

So join us for a special extended-hours day of Legacy!

Kings of War: Tournament JUN

Black Knight Games is very excited to be hosting another Kings of War tournament! 

When: Saturday, June 13th, 10:30am (Registration begins at 10am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards
All participants Get: a Hero’s Reward & Pizza Lunch

Tournament Guidelines:
The tournament will consist of 3 rounds, with 2.5 hours allotted for each round. Roll for turn 7 as normal. Chess clocks will be used (and supplied by the store). Each player will have 60 minutes on their clock at the start of each game. If you time out there will be no penalty points taken, but you cannot make any orders for the remainder of the game. Lists can be a maximum of 2,000 Points. Clash of Kings 2019 rules will be used. Armies from the main rulebook, Uncharted Empires book, and Twilight Kin lists may be used. New formations/units from Clash of Kings 2019. Historical armies are allowed. Army lists can be sent in early for review to alexander.kus@gmail.com.

I recommend using Easy Army KoW Army Builder to build your lists, which is available for free online HERE. If EasyArmy has not been updated with the 2019 rules by the week before, just make a spreadsheet version. You should bring 4 copies of your list (one for yourself, one for each opponent). This is an open list event.

Models/Paint: You are NOT required to have a painted army and no tournament points will be given for having a painted army, but there will still be a players choice best army award.

Sportsmanship:
This will be scored on a Pass/Fail system. Everyone starts with 10 Sportsmanship points. For each “Fail” you receive, 2 points will be deducted from your Sportsmanship score. If you Fail someone, please be prepared to explain your reasoning to the TO in detail. We are all here to have a good time.

At the end of Round 3, players will vote for their favorite opponent and second favorite opponent. Each vote for “Favourite Opponent” will add 2 points to their Sportsmanship score, and each vote for “Second Favourite opponent” will add 1 point to that player’s Sportsmanship score. The player with the highest Sportsmanship score will win the Sportsmanship award. In the event of a tie, the number of Favourite Opponent votes will be the tie-breaker, and the number of Second Favorite Opponent votes will be the second tie-breaker.

Terrain:
All tables will be set up prior to each round and will be the same for each round, for the whole field.

All tables will consist of:
2 hills, 2 forest, 2 blocking terrain, 2 difficult flat, 2 walls.Terrain Height is predetermined:

Forests – Ht 6
Blocking terrain – Ht 4
Hills – Ht 2
Walls – Ht 1 obstacle
Difficult flat – Ht 0

Ht 0 terrain only offers cover for units 50% inside of it. It does not give intervening cover.

Scoring:
We will be using the Blackjack Scoring System for this event. All of the information can be found here: http://clashofkingsau.com/blackjack/

The sheets are very easy to read and fill out once you see them, you won’t need to read over how it works if you don’t want to. I will review them with the group before starting.

Prizes: We will put $20 (minus the cost of the pizza) towards a prize pool, which will be in the form of Store Credit. The top players will split this prize pool based on how well they do!

Keyforge: Thursdays June

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!  Our Thursday night events are usually Chainbound events, which means your decks deck tracked, handicapped, and you earn points towards sweet sweet reward!  Here are our details for Thursdays in June:

When: Every Thursday evening, 6:30pm – 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 often put something up from a Discovery OP Kit, or some other promotion, for any undefeated player (such as a coin set or playmat) when available.

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

June 6th: Archon Format (1 deck regular tournament), 1 game matches, 3-4 Rounds, Chainbound
June 13th: Sealed Deck (Age of Ascension), 1 game matches, 3 Rounds ($20 Entry), Chainbound
June 20th: Archon Format (1 deck regular tournament), 1 game matches, 3-4 Rounds, Chainbound
June 27th: Sealed Deck (Age of Ascension), 1 game matches, 3 Rounds ($20 Entry), Chainbound

Infinity Tournament AUG

300pt ITS Season 10 WITH SPEC-OPS at Black Knight

When: Sunday, August 11th 2019, Registration starts at 10:30am, games start at 11:00am

Entry fee: $20 (includes pizza lunch)

Format: Mid-Tier (300pts) Tournament with Spec-Ops

Prizes: Store credit for top placements; prize pool for participation; also, an army starter box for painting (see below)

Missions:

-Engineering Deck
-Supplies
-Unmasking

Extras:

-Soldiers of Fortune **ARE** allowed
-Spec Ops **ARE** allowed

Prize Distribution:

-Top-placing players will receive store credit (number and amounts of prizing depend on turnout)

-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

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 August 11th! 🙂

MTG – Standard Showdown: War of the Spark

Black Knight Games will be running Standard Showdown each Saturday during the War of the Spark season!  Showdown is great because in addition to our regular Standard prize pool, we will be adding 9 Standard Showdown packs too!  This is the last Showdown season under the old format, so it will likely be your best bet for these packs for quite a while.

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

The War of the Spark Showdown season runs from SAT, May 18 – SAT, Jun 15

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 War of the Spark 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 should 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 Modern Horizons Prerelease Weekend

Modern Hoizons is a new sort of set that will infuse the very popular Modern format with some new cards, and old favorites from Legacy.  Nobody quite know what to expect, which makes it a very intriguing release to be sure.  Join us for an entire weekend of Prerelease fun exploring this new set!  Here are the details:

When: There will be six Modern Horison Prerelease events over the weekend, in two formats (Draft & Sealed Deck)

Friday, June 7 – MIDNIGHT (Draft)

Saturday, June 8 – 9:00am (Sealed Deck), 2:30pm (Sealed Deck), 8:00pm (Draft)

Sunday, June 9 – 10:00am (Draft), 2:30pm (Draft)

Format: We will be hosting a mixture of 3 Round Booster Drafts & 4 Round Sealed Decks.

Entry Fee:

Sealed Deck: $85.00 // $80.00 for Stronghold Members // 16 Hero’s Rewards
Booster Draft:  $50.00 // $45.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards

You Get: A number of Modern Horizons booster packs to make your deck (3 in a Booster Draft, 6 in a Sealed Deck).  All participants get a FREE Hero’s Reward card for each event they participate in.  Additionally there will be door prizes, delicious snacks from our friends at Hearty Hooligan, and more!

Prizes: We will add Modern Horisons packs into the prize pool based on participation (about 2.5 in Sealed and 2 in Draft per participant).  Each match (aka best of 3 round) a player wins will earn them a prize pack.  Additionally players who perform well will earn additional packs.  Players with a perfect record will earn an additional 4 Booster Packs.  Players who finish 3-1 in a Sealed Deck event will earn +1 Booster Pack as well.

Preorder Special:  Just like with the past number of sets when you preorder you’ll be able to pick up your booster box at the prerelease weekend, as well as a special Flusterstorm Buy-a-Box card!  Check out our Preorder Special for all the details!

MTG – FacetoFaceGames.com Hamilton Open Trial

Black Knight Games is very excited to be hosting a Face to Face Games Open Trial leading in to their big event in Hamilton this June.  Check out the details:

When: Sunday, June 16, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10am)

Entry Fee: $20.00

Format: Modern.  Competitive REL, we will have a judge on hand. 3-5 Swiss Rounds, Cut to Top 4/8 (depending on attendance).  There is a player cap, so please preregister to reserve your spot!

Prizes: Top player will win Free Entry ($40 value) and a 1st Round Bye at the FacetoFaceGames.com Hamilton Open!  There will also be a prize pool of $20 per participant (minus a few door prizes) that will be distributed to our Top 8 based on how they did.

Black Knight Games is very pleased to be partnering with Face to Face Games on this awesome event!  Join us on Jun 16, and then be sure to check out the main event the following weekend!