Kickstart: Overlight

Overlight is a roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic fantasy among the shards of a broken world. It’s a world in which seven great continents hang in the sky, stacked almost vertically far above an unending sparkling sea. And shining down upon it all is a limitless light, emanating not from a great sun or moon, but from the sky itself: the hallowed Overlight.

This new and unique RPG by Renegade Games is going through Kickstarter to get going, and Black Knight Games is excited to be partnering with them to offer the game to our customers directly – you can Kickstart it through us!!

Why Would I Do That?

Overlight is a new and unique RPG, one that puts a whole new twist on setting and gameplay.  It’s a must-try for serious RPGers.

By pledging through Black Knight Games instead you get several benefits:

  1. You don’t need to pay shipping!  Normally you would need to pay a separate shipping fee when the item ships.  Pledging through us means you don’t pay that, nor do you need to remember to check your email to make the payment – or risk missing out!  Note: we do collect sales tax, but this would always be less than the shipping, and you are guaranteed not to owe any duty charges.
  2. Support your FLGS!  One hang up for many people when using Kickstarter is that you are bypassing your Friendly Local Game Store.  By cutting out the FLGSs you aren’t doing anything to keep their doors open to you and the other members of the local gaming community.  But, through this Kickstarter you DO support your FLGS – AND – you support the game you are excited about!
  3. Get the game early, just like if you had Kickstarted it on your own!
  4. Get any of the add-ons you want, just like if you had Kickstarted it on your own!
  5. Gain the flexibility of making a pledge, changes to a pledge, or additions up to a month after the Kickstarter!  As a partner store we are able to modify our order as long as their pledge manager remains open, so pledging with us allows you all kinds of flexibility – even the ability to pledge late!
  6. Half Now/Half Later!  Normally with a Kickstarter you are asked to pledge the full amount up front, which means that your money is tied up for the entire duration of the Kickstarter.  When you pledge through BKG you have the option to only pledge half now, and pay the other half when you pick it up.
  7. Do it all for no added cost!  We agree to sell you all pledges and add-ons at exactly the same price as the Kickstarter.  So, you will pay $50 USD (based on that days exchange rate) for any of the basic pledge level (Book + PDF), and the equivalent for any add-ons!

Check out all the details on the Kickstarter on their KS Page!

So pledge now with Black Knight Games and be sure to get your hands on Overlight first!

Summer Game Camps 2018

SUMMER 2018

This summer we will be hosting four weeks of summer Game Camps in four 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:

JULY 30 – AUGUST 3

AUGUST 6 – AUGUST 10

AUGUST 13 – AUGUST 17

AUGUST 20 – AUGUST 24

Knights of Blackwood: D&D Welcome to Blackwood

Note: This event was rescheduled from it’s original date of April 15th (because of the weather)

I am very excited to be running our first ever Dungeons & Dragons event for kids!  This event will be structured to teach the game, and introduce our participants to the world of Blackwood, a setting of our own.

When: Sunday, May 20th

Session 1:  10:00am – 1:00pm
Session 2:  2:00pm – 5:00pm

Entry Fee: $15.00 per participant

Player Slots: We only have 8 slots maximum for players for each 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 Game Master (Jay, the shop’s owner) 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

Knights of Blackwood D&D Postponed

Due to the terrible weather we will be postponing the Knights of Blackwood D&D event that was scheduled today at 10am and 1pm. We are very sorry for this unexpected inconvenience – who would have guessed ice in mid-April!

We will be running the event on May Sunday, 6th. Those registered are welcome to join us then, otherwise we will be happy to issue refunds. Also, please note, that even if THAT day doesn’t work for you we will be running this exact event again in a few months time (it will be our standard intro event for D&D, and then other sessions will spiral off of it).

Knights of Blackwood: D&D Welcome to Blackwood

I am very excited to be running our first ever Dungeons & Dragons event for kids!  This event will be structured to teach the game, and introduce our participants to the world of Blackwood, a setting of our own.

When: Sunday, April 15th

Session 1:  10:00am – 1:00pm
Session 2:  2:00pm – 5:00pm

Entry Fee: $15.00 per participant

Player Slots: We only have 8 slots maximum for players for each 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 Game Master (Jay, the shop’s owner) 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

Free RPG Day 2017

Established in 2007, Free RPG Day works with participating hobby game retailers and RPG publishers to bring new and exclusive RPG quickstart rules and adventure modules into the hands of gamers.

Consumers WORLDWIDE will be able to grab brand new material for a variety of RPGs — no overstock, retail-priced or dead product here. The goal of Free RPG Day is to inspire gamers to play a new RPG, which will in turn, create sales through local game stores.

Black Knight Games is happy to be able to offer Free RPG Day again for the first time since 2010!  All you need to do is walk in the door on Saturday, June 17th, and we will give you a choice of FREE RPG goodies!

BKG 10 News: Konflikt ’47 & Indie RPGs Now In-Stock!

As part of our 10 Year Celebration, we announced that we will be carrying ten new product lines for ten years in business!  We are very happy to announce two of the ten (#6 & 7) right now!:

6/10: Indie Press Revolution RPGs:

Indie RPG2Indie Press Revolution is a distributor of fringe and independent role-playing games.  They distribute interesting, and experimental RPGs with a very different feel from your standard D&D or Star Wars RPGs.

Some games like Fiasco (basically a Cohen Brothers movie script – a game where you have some crime go wrong) have become more mainstream after successes – we’ve even carried Fiasco in the shop with regularity in the past, getting it through normal distribution channels.  Both Fiasco and Dread (a horror-themed RPG where you use a Jenga tower to make skill checks, adding lots of suspense) have appeared on Wil Wheaton’s Table Top show.

Indie RPG1Black Knight Games is happy to now have an account with Indie Press Revolution, allowing us to stock some more interesting and ground-breaking RPGS.  We intend to use this account as an excuse to continue to expand our RPG section with more of the classics you know and love, more accessories, and now – some interesting fringe RPGs!

The first wave of Indie Press Revolution goodies are here including Dread and Fiasco, as well as many others.  Give a glance at the new NoteBoard item – a pretty snazzy space-saving option for your DMs in need of dry-erase space!  If you see something you want on the Indie Press Revolution website that we don’t have in stock, let us know and we can order it for you!

 

Konflikt 47

7/10: Konflikt ’47:

Konflikt2Konflikt ’47 is a Wierd-War II game by Warlord Games, set in the alternative-history world of post-WWII when humans are suddenly gifted with advanced not-of-this-world technology  -which they inevitably use to try and kill each other.  Take on the classic WWII adversaries of Germany, the Soviet Union, the USA, and the Commonwealth of Britain – but this time with the added twists of mechs, Tesla weapons, mutants, and zombies.

Konflikt3One major added bonus to Konflikt ’47 is that it shares a significant part of it’s range with another Warlord Games title: Bolt Action – which we just announced we are carrying as the third of our ten new product lines!  Which means if you have a Bolt Action force, you are already half-way to having a Konflict ’47 force!  This will be really cool for Bolt Action players as it means that you can very easily add a dash of crazy to your existing collection without spending a lot, or having to paint a ton.

Black Knight Games now has the core range of Konflikt ’47 in stock, along side our Bolt Action selection, which will give you plenty of options to start up this exciting game – several of the staff are already planning our armies 🙂

Along with the other items we are carrying from Warlord, you can always place a customer order if you’d like something a little more fringe, or something we are out of stock on, as we will be making regular orders with Warlord Games.

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Check out more BKG News for loads of exciting announcements!  #BKG10

 

Pathfinder Society Begins at BKG!

The Pathfinder Society of Absalom is seeking brave souls who desire adventure and fame!

Join us every other Thursday for open gaming in the worlds of Pathfinder!

New and experienced players are all welcome.

Entry Fee: Free

For details contact: crashcanuck (at) gmail (dot) com

Black Knight Games Game Nights

BKG Game Night

Thumbs UpIn addition to the many tournaments, leagues, and special events that we run at Black Knight Games we also host many weekly Game Nights.  Games Nights are important because they provide a specific time and place for our various gaming communities to meet and grow on a regular basis.  In the past our game nights were simply designated days where players from each community would meet, but now we are making them a bit more organized, and are rewarding our participants for helping us establish solid times where players can be sure to find an opponent.

When a player attends a Game Night they will sign in with the Staff.  Any Stronghold Members that do so will be entered in to a monthly draw where five of our lucky participants that month will win a $10.00 Credit at BKG!

Game Nights are FREE, and are open to all interested players.

Players are still welcome to play other games on these nights, and can certainly play these games on other nights, however only the listed games are official Game Night games on their designated nights.  Some games, like Magic: the Gathering will have regular nights with tournaments on them (like FNM), these are their own event type, and do not fall under the ‘Game Night’ category.

CURRENT GAME NIGHTS:

Mondays:

MTG - NewForce of WillGame of Thrones LCGNetrunner

Tuesdays:

Warhammer 40KX-Wing Dark

Wednesdays:

D&D Encounters

Thursdays:

WMH 2Warhammer AoS

 

TableTop Day is Here!

TableTop Day

It’s International TableTop Day!  Join us for the best day of Open Gaming all year!  Simply play games, and earn great promos.  Here’s how it works: for every different game you play you get a point towards the promos.  There are promos and give aways worth 1-12 ‘Games Played’ so once you have played enough to get the item(s) you want simply come up and claim them.  We will mark off the games used up, and you can get back to playing and earn yourself even more goodies.

It’s like an arcade – only for tabletop games!

Here are some pictures of the over 100 different prizes you can claim: