PPTQ Poll: Standard or IM Sealed?

We will be hosting our first Magic the Gathering PPTQ (Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier) in some time this December.  We are given the option to run Standard (since the PPTQ season is for a Standard Pro Tour Qualifier), or Sealed Deck.  So we want to hear from you, which one would you prefer?

MTG: Draft ‘n’ Draft Social

Ever wanted to have a beer with your buddies while drafting Magic: the Gathering? Now you can with Black Knight Games 1st ever Draft ‘n’ Draft Social.  Come on out and bring your friends to a great evening of food, drink, prizes and of course Magic!

Date: August 14th  6:30pm

Entry Fee: $35.00 (*Pre-Register only*)

Where: Stoneroads Bar and Grill 533 Concession St. Hamilton, ON

Format: 3 Round Draft Tournament (Unsanctioned),

Players Get:

  • 3 Booster Packs, 2 Hour of Devastation and 1 Amonkhet to draft with
  • 1 Pint (Guinness, or Mill St. Organic) and Choice of 1 Appetizer (Chicken Strips & Fries, Chili and Nachos, Deep Fried Pickles, Onion Rings)
  • Access to a Special Drink and Meal Menu (Including $5 Tall Boys, $5 Pints of Guinness, $10 Burger & Fries, $10 1 lb Wings)
  • 1 Door Prize Ballot (Stronghold members receive a second ballot)
  • 1 Hero’s Reward for pre-registering by August 12th

Prizes: We will put in 1.5 Packs into the prize pool per participant.  Players that go 2-1 or better will get prizes.

Door Prizes: Each participant will get a chance to win one of the several door prizes!

Cap: There is a player cap of 24, so pre-register now to get on this Magic Monday Madness!

Check out Stoneroads Bar and Grill or Black Knight Games for more!

*Pre-registration is required to confirm sitting and food preparations*   

MTG: Standard Showdown HOU Series

Black Knight Games is happy to announce that we will be running Standard Showdown each Saturday (except Game Day weekend) for the next couple months!

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

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 Hour of Devastation Booster Pack/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 attended the previous week (or to anyone on the first week). We will host a bounty at these events like we do for FNM and Modern Wednesdays.  These events do not count towards the FNM Standard standings.

Standard Showdown Packs: The nine packs given out each event are a special 5-Card booster pack that will include two premium cards (1 Foil common/uncommon, and 1 Foil rare/mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set, including Hour of Devastation full-art lands), 1 Hour of Devastation full-art land, and 2 non-foil rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set!

MTG: Hour of Devastation Game Day

Hour of Devastation Game Day will be the final Game Day event in the old method, which also makes this our last Game Day with a Second Chance Tournament!  Moving forward Wizards is re-branding the Game Day as a ‘Store Championship’ event, and moving it to the end of the schedule.  So join us for the final ‘Game Day’!

When: Saturday, August 5th

Game Day: 12:00pm (Registration begins at 11am)
Second Chance Tournament: 3:00pm

Entry Fee:

Game Day: $10.00 // $8.00 for Stronghold Members // 3 Hero’s Rewards
Second Chance Tournament: FREE!

Game Day Event Prizes: All participants will get a promo card. We will add $10.00 to the Prize Pool for the Top 8 participants in the Game Day Event for each participant. Additionally the Top 8 players will receive a promo full art card, and a Hero’s Reward. In addition to their other prizes the winner will earn the Game Day Champion Playmat!

Second Chance Tournament: Our Second Chance Tournament gives players that missed the cut, or that couldn’t make the earlier event a second chance at all the great Game Day promos. Each participant will earn the promo (while supplies last), and the Top 8 players will win the top 8 promo card as well. The top player will win the second Champion Playmat too!

MTG: Draft Weekend (HOU)

Following the excitement of the Prerelease Weekend we are excited to announce our Draft Weekend Event!  Draft Weekend is a new event type from Wizards to celebrate the launch weekend of a new set.

This Draft Weekend we have decided to make it all about the Hero’s Rewards.  We will be giving out Hero’s Rewards like crazy at these events, so if you want to start saving up for something big like a box or a Prerelease Weekend, this is the single best opportunity for the next three months to load up on Hero’s Rewards!

When: Saturday, July 15, 12:00pm (Registration begins at 11:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards

You Get: 3 Booster Packs to draft with, an Hour of Devastation Draft Weekend Promo Card (Ramunap Excavator), the chance at a bunch of Hero’s Rewards!

Hero’s Reward Prizes:

Participate as a Stronghold Member: 1 Hero’s Reward
Win a Match: 1 Hero’s Reward
Go undefeated in your pod: +3 Hero’s Rewards (for a total of 6 – which is a FREE draft if you want it!)
Attend your First Event: If this is your first event at BKG (other than other HOU events like Open House or Prerelease), or your first one in a year get 1 Hero’s Reward
Bring a Friend: If you bring a friend with you that quialifies for the ‘Attend your First Event’ reward get a Hero’s Reward
Random Winners: For every 5 participants in the event, we will give out one random Hero’s Reward (rounding up)

So load up on Hero’s Rewards and get the prize you really want – be sure to register now!

 

MTG: League (HOU)

Black Knight Games is excited to announce the Hour of Devastation League!

Begins: July 17th, lasts until August 13th

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards

Stronghold Members Get: A FREE Hero’s Reward for participating

Players Get: 3 Booster Packs, selected from either Hour of Devastation, or Amonkhet.

Additional Packs: Each week participants may purchase an additional booster pack of either set to add to their card pool.  Players may purchase a further pack for every three match losses they have.  Players may always purchases these packs in later weeks to catch up to the packs they were entitled to.

Decks: Players will have a deck registration sheet that they will leave at the store.  All cards opened in the initial three packs, and the additional packs, may be used to build your deck.  Basic lands may be added, and are supplied by the store.  Decks have a minimum of 30 cards.

Games: Games can be played against anyone else in the league at any time.  Players are encouraged to come out on Monday Night for ‘League Night’ where they will be even more likely to find opponents.  Matches are a single game, which makes getting lots of games in very easy!  Players may not play the same person more than twice a week.

Prizes: Anyone that gets at least 15 games played will get a FREE Booster Pack.  Anyone that gets to 10 wins will get a FREE Booster Pack.  Anyone that accomplishes both will also get a FREE Hero’s Reward.

The single player with the most wins at the end will win the Poster-sized Oath of Ajani Card we have!

The single player with the most games played will win the Poster-sized Oath of Gideon we have!

If it’s the same person for both they will have their choice of the two, and the second one will be given to the person with the highest total of wins + games played.

Magic League is a great way to explore the new set, and create a motivation to play new players and get some fun casual games in.  Plus you can win a cool giant-sized card!

Summer Game Camps 2017

SUMMER 2017

This summer we will be hosting three weeks of summer Game Camps in three different categories!  Game Camps are week-long days camps, that focus on teaching a new gamer the basics of their preferred game, giving them the tools they need to play, and a beginner package in product to get them there.  Participants get focused attention from one of our expert games instructors in a fun, casual, and safe environment.  Select from our three types of Game Camp for more information:

Game Camp MTG

Game Camp Pokemon

MTG: Open House this Weekend

This Saturday Black Knight Games will be hosting the Hour of Devastation Open House!

When: Sat, July 1, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

Participants Get: At Open House, new players get a Welcome Deck tutorial and a showcase of the game in an open-play environment, they also get a promotional foil Full-Art land!

Bring a Friend: If you are an established Magic player, you are invited to participate to teach new players, and to bring your friends in who would like to try MTG!  Established players will also be given a promotional foil Full-Art land if they bring a new player with them!

The Open House event  is a new tradition that precedes the Prerelease by a week, giving new players the perfect introduction leading in to the most exciting event each season!

MTG: Hour of Devastation Prerelease Weekend

The Hour of Devastation is at hand!  Join us for an entire weekend of Hour of Devastation Prerelease fun!  Here are the details:

When: There will be six Hour of Devastation Prerelease events over the weekend

Friday, Jul 7 – MIDNIGHT (Sealed Deck)

Saturday, Jul 8 – 9:00am (Sealed Deck), 2:30pm (Sealed Deck), 8:00pm (Two-Headed Sealed)

Sunday, Jul 9 – 10:00am (Sealed Deck), 3:30pm (Sealed Deck)

Format: Sealed Deck (the third event on SAT is a Two-Headed Giant), 4 Rounds

Entry Fee: $39.00 // $35.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards

You Get: Everyone gets a Prerelease pack.  Prerelease Packs include four boosters of Hour of Devastation, and two boosters of Amonkhet, a foil promo card (could be any rare/mythic from the set), a countdown die, a checklist, and a box to hold it all.  All participants get a FREE Hero’s Reward Card for each event they participate in. Additionally there will be door prizes, delicious snacks, and more fun.

Prizes: We will add three MTG Hour of Devastation booster packs into the prize pool per participant.  Each Round a player wins will earn them a 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).  We will also randomly distribute a second Hero’s Reward for every 5 participants (including one to any winless players).

Preregister: If you register by the end of Thursday, July 6th you will receive a ballot for our Gift Card draw!

MTG: Amonkhet Game Day & Second Chance Tournament

We will be celebrating Amonkhet with a pair of Game Day events: our Game Day event, and our Second Chance tournament.

Game Day Entry: $10.00 / $8.00 for Stronghold Members / 3 Hero’s Rewards
Second Chance Tournament: Free

Game Day Begins: 12:00pm
Second Chance Tournament Begins: When the Main event cuts to Top 8 (~ 3pm)

Game Day Event Prizes: All participants will get a promo card. We will add $10.00 to the Prize Pool for the Top 8 participants in the Game Day Event for each participant. Additionally the Top 8 players will receive a promo full art card, and a Hero’s Reward. In addition to their other prizes the winner will earn the Game Day Champion Playmat!

Second Chance Tournament: Our Second Chance Tournament gives players that missed the cut, or that couldn’t make the earlier event a second chance at all the great Game Day promos. Each participant will earn the promo (while supplies last), and the Top 8 players will win the top 8 promo card as well. The top player will win the second Champion Playmat too!