Miniature Madness!

Miniature Madness

On Saturday we will be hosting a celebration of Miniature Gaming!  Bring your minis and play as many games as you can in the hopes of winning some sweet door prizes!

When: Saturday, August 1st, ALL DAY

Entry Fee: Nope – Free to All!

Gaming: Participants in Miniature Madness can play as much as they want, against whoever they want, with any miniature game system they want.  Each participant will get a sheet to record their games, opponents, and game systems played.

Discount on Minis: Anyone that participates in Miniature Madness will get a 10% Discount on the purchase of any miniatures or hobby supplies they buy that day!  In-Stock Items Only

Prizes:  We will have a bunch of fun miniatures to give away through draws during Miniature Madness.  You can earn a lot of ballots for prizes during Miniature Madness, getting one:

  • For every game you play you will get a ballot.
  • For every different game system you play you will get a ballot.
  • For every different opponent you play you will get a ballot.

So if you play only one game of Infinity – and that is all – you would get THREE BALLOTS (One for the game, one for the opponent, and one for the game system).  If you played three games of age of Sigmar against three different opponents, and one game of 40K against one of the same opponents you would earn NINE BALLOTS (four for the games played, two for the two game systems, and three for the three unique opponents you played).

So join us on Saturday to celebrate Miniature Gaming at Black Knight Games!!!

Jay’s Big Bet: Infinity

So I have been looking at the number of special store projects I have been wanting to sink my teeth in, and have failed utterly to make any progress on, and it got me thinking,  Why is it that I have such a hard time completing some of these tasks.  Tim, in his guru-like way, explained to me that there were a couple of factors: I needed to get myself in a regular routine of working on special projects, I need to remove the temptation to slink back to the office and start working on other things, and I need to be accountable somehow.

In the past I have tried having a routine for projects like terrain.  I planned to be working Friday evenings every week on these kinds of projects.  It failed – and quickly too.  The problem was that Fridays are busy in the evening, and it was often hard to pull myself away from a work project that I had started working on earlier in the day – plus it was payday and for some reason the humans that work here insist on regular deposits for their efforts.  It was just too easy to justify working on something more pressing, and I often took the excuse to not work on these special long-term projects.

So I now have a new plan.  I will address the routine by working every Thursday morning on terrain and other special projects.  I will address the temptation by removing regular work projects from Thursdays entirely, and by not starting anything until I’m done my special project time at about 2pm.  But I know myself, and while this plan is solid it lacks one major thing – the accountability – and that’s where you come in.

As the owner of my own store I am the boss, and if I choose to flake there really isn’t anyone that can do anything about it.  I’m really only beholden to my family, and to my customers.  So to keep me motivated I am going to begin a series of ‘Big Bets’ where I give myself a project and a deadline, and if I can’t make it I have to give something up – something for those that were let down by my failure, so without further ado I present:

Jay’s Big Bet for the Infinity Table

I have been working on this Infinity Table for a long time – basically as long as we’ve been in the new store, and it’s embarrassing that it’s not done.  Sure, the main buildings are there, and it looks kinda neat, but I have so much more in store for it.  This table needs to be a masterpiece.  So I am betting all of my Infinity Gamers that I can finish this table – for realz – by the end of March.  If it isn’t done 100% by then, I will be offering all Infinity products – both in stock and through orders – for 20% Off for the entire month of April!  Just to clarify, it’s one or the other: if I can get the table done there’s no discount – but you will finally have an amazing table to play on.  That’s the deal.  And yes I realize that the deadline is April 1st, but this is no joke.

Jay's Big Bet Infinity

So can I do it?  Well I certainly hope so!  But even if I can’t, at least I’ll be punished like the no good, table-promising, deadline-failing, punk I am…just don’t be too sad if I make it!

~Jay

Pre-Order Infinity 3rd Ed Rulebook Get Limited Ed Mini!

 

INF Deal

The Third Edition of Infinity will be coming out this December, and there is a limited-time offer special promotion for anyone that wants to pre-order it.  To qualify you must pre-order the new 3rd Edition Books from Black Knight Games by the end of October.  If you do, in addition to getting guaranteeing yourself a copy of the new edition right at its release, you will get an exclusive, limited edition ‘Authorized Bounty Hunter’ figure.  This miniature will only be available to get this way, so be sure to pre-order today!

 

Infinity Tournament this Saturday

INF Tournament 2

This Saturday we’ve got an Infinity Spec Ops tournament!  Check out all the details:

When: Saturday, September 13th, 12:00pm (registration 11:30am)

Force Size: 300pts Standard

Entry Fee: $10.00 ($8.00 for Stronghold Members)

Prizes: We’ve got an ITS kit and other cool prizes from GenCon to select from

Scenarios:

Beacon Race
Lifeblood
Annihilation

Infinity: Operation Ice Storm

Infinity lrgThe new starter set for Infinity is still weeks away, but you don’t have to wait until then to check it out!  One of the items we grabbed at GenCon was our own copy of Operation Ice Storm, and we’ve got it right here for you to look at and touch.  Want to try the game out?  Just grab one of the knowledgeable Infinity players we’ve got in the shop and play a quick demo match.  The set comes with two factions and some great ready to use scenery, and is available for pre-order now for $144.99.

IceStorm

Infinity Tournament this Saturday

INF Tournament

This Saturday we will be running an Infinity ITS Tournament.  It will be a great opportunity for all of those planning on participating in the Call to Arms & League to get some games in and test their metal against some established players!  Here are the details:

Sat, Aug 16 ITS Standard 300pts Standard $10.00/*$8.00 Scenarios:
Seize the Antennae
Frontline
Emergency Transmission

3 Rounds,*StrongholdMembers

Registration:
11:30am

Start:
12:00pm

Don’t forget to join our Infinity Call to Arms as well – the absolute best way of starting a new force in Infinity!

Infinity: Call to Arms & ITS League

INF - Call to Arms 2013

Greetings everyone! Justin here, letting everyone know about the next Call to Arms event coming up in early August! The INFINITY CALL TO ARMS

What is the Call to Arms?
The Call to Arms is an event that is held at Black Knight Games, where people build, paint and participate in events within a specific time frame! Players are given 8 weeks to collect and paint a 300 point Infinity army!

How do I join?
Entrance is $70. Immediately after registering, you get $70 in store credit to spend on Infinity models or hobby supplies you may need for the challenge! For each person that joins, Black Knight Games will add $15 in store credit to the prize pool.

How do I win?
Show me a legal, fully painted and based 300 point list and attend two events. Once those are completed you will be given your share of the prize pool when the event finishes!

Is there more?
You are also automatically entered in to an ITS escalation league that’s for Call to Arms participants only! So on top of winning some credit for painting your army, you can also win some cool prizes by coming out on top of the league!

Can I use minis I already own?
Yes! You just need to show me that the models were not painted before the Call to Arms. Primed models are allowed.

The event will kick off August 12th, and Ends September 30th!

Infinity: Spec Ops Tournament

INF Tournament 2

This coming Saturday we will be running an Infinity Spec Ops tournament.  We’ve got some new tournaments kits, so be sure to join in for a crack at some great prizes!  Also please note that the start time for the tournament is incorrect on the Calendar, it will begin at 12:00pm as indicated below.

Sat, Jul 19 Spec Ops 400pts Spec Ops $10.00/*$8.00 Spec Ops: 12 ExperienceScenarios:
Frontline
Antennae Field
Quadrant Control

3 Rounds,*Stronghold Members

12pm – 5pm


Infinity lrg

TUESDAYS ARE INFINITY GAME NIGHTS

We have added Infinity to our Calendars on Tuesday nights.  So be sure to show up for pick-up games as we attempt to grow our Infinity gaming community.  Eventually we will also run leagues and campaigns on Infinity Game Night from time to time.  So join us this Tuesday at 6:00pm!

 

Infinity: Spec Ops Tournament

INF Tournament 2

This month we will be hosting another Infinity tournament, this time with a Spec-Ops theme.  Here are the details:

When: Sunday, March 16th, 11:00am – 7:00pm

Entry Fee: $10.00 ($8.00 for Stronghold Members)

Format: 300pts, Forces must include a Spec-Ops model

Rounds: Three

Scenario 1: Beacon Race
Scenario 2: Quadrant Control
Scenario 3: Supplies

Prizes: We will be using an Infinity Tournament kit for prizes, as well as supplementing additional store credit depending on attendance

Tabletop Day!

Tabletop Day 2014

 

April 5th is International Tabletop Day, the world-wide gaming holiday!  Last year was the first ever Tabletop Day, and it was a huge success at BKG.  This year will be even better, so you had better believe that Black Knight Games has you covered:

When: Saturday, April 5th, 10:00am – 10:00pm

Entry Fee: No Way!

Bring: All the gaming stuff you can!  Minis for a game of Warmachine, Board Games, RPGs, your latest Commander deck, it’s up to you!

We Reward You For Gaming: At Tabletop Day not only will you get a FREE chance to play as many games as you want around here, but we’ll actually reward you for it!  For every unique game you play on Tabletop Day you will get one point towards all sorts of great prizes, game expansions, and other goodies.  Last year there was a huge variety of great goodies to get including copies of The Resistance, expansions for Munchkin, Gloom, Catan, 7 Wonders, Buttons, and dozens of others.  This year is shaping up to be even better!!!

Demonstrate Your Favs: International Tabletop Day will be the perfect opportunity to teach new players your favorite games because everyone will be looking for new games to try.  So bring a demo set of your miniature or collectible game, or show off that hidden gem of a board game that you wish you could play more!

So whether you are a wargamer, roleplayer, board gamer or prefer CCGs International Tabletop Day is coming, you you’re going to love it!