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.

Konflikt1

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:

D&D Monster Manual

D&D Monster Manual

New D&D Starter Sets are Here!

This week, we’re excited for the release of Starter Set products for the newest edition of Dungeons & Dragons.  This kit contains everything you get to get started in the thoroughly playtested and extremely well reviewed new set, and should keep folks excited until the release of the Player’s Handbook in August.  If you’ve participated in our D&D Encounters series, this is the official release of the edition you’ve been beta testing for months.

What’s in the Box?  The new starter set includes a 64-page adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started, a 32-page rulebook for playing characters level 1 – 5, 5 pre-generated characters, each with a character sheet and supporting reference material, and 6 dice.

How Much is it?  It’s never been easier to jump into D&D.  This box sells for $23.99 and lets you jump right into the game.

When can I learn more?  Our D&D Encounter series is wrapping up for the summer over the next few sessions and will resume in the fall.  In the mean time, our resident DM and D&D Standard Bearer Tommy will be offering a few Wednesday nights of his time to do demo days of the new system.  Join Tommy on July 23rd and July 30th at 6pm to learn what you need to know to be an expert for Encounters in the fall, or to start your own sessions.

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!

 

February Events

Welcome to February!  This month is exciting because we have now extended our Sunday hours from 12pm-5pm, and we are now open 11:00am – 7:00pm every Sunday!  This allows us to run major events on both Saturdays and Sunday!  This month in addition to the recent Magic Pre-Releases we’ve got all kinds of great events.  We are beginning game nights for painters and X-Wing enthusiasts. And, of course, many tournaments including those for Magic, Infinity, Warhammer (40K and Fantasy), and High Command.  Looking for a longer gaming experience?  We’ve got league play for Warhammer, Warmachine, Flames of War, Blood Bowl, Dungeons & Dragons, and we have a Warhammer 40K Call to Arms in the works that you can still register for.  Basically we’ve got your gaming fix covered this month!

Happy Gaming!

Special Events in February

Demo Day 2013 sm Battletech Demos & Battles
Sunday, February 9th, 10am
We’ve got two special scenarios of Battletech ready for beginners and veterans alike.  So grab a mech or borrow one, and arm them!
Demo Day 2013 sm X-Wing Game Nights Begin!
Tuesday Evening Game Nights at 6pm
We are starting X-Wing game nights every Tuesday!  So bring in your rebel scum, or Imperial baddies and fight among the stars!
Painting Night Begins
Friday Evenings at 6pm
Beginning on February 7th we will begin holding Painting Nights every Friday!  Join a group of gamers and bring some minis to paint!  It’s always more fun painting in a group!

Tournaments in February

Sat, Feb 15 Steamroller 2014 50pts $20.00/*$16.00 4 Rounds, 2014 Steamroller Rules, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, 2nd List Optional, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm
High Command Tournament
Warmachine & Hordes High Command Game
Entry Fee: $6/$5 for Stronghold Members
Sunday, February 23rd, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Prizes include special promo Warcaster Cards that are only available at Kingmaker Tournaments!

Sat, Feb 22 Valentine’s Day Massacre 2000pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sat, Feb 8 Doubles Tournament 1500pts / Player $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Teams of Two, Price includes Pizza & Drinks,*Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sun, Feb 16 ITS Tournament 400pts Standard $10.00/*$8.00 3 Rounds,*Stronghold MembersRound 1: Frontline
Round 2: Annihilation (Top-Tier)
Round 3: Antennae Field
12pm – 7pm

Commander Tournament
Commander/EDH Tournament
Entry Fee: $6/$5 for Stronghold Members
Monday, February 10th, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
DCI Sanctioned, Commander Format, 1 on 1 games
Sat, Mar 1 Born of the Gods Game Day Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes, as well as a special edition Game Day card, Top 8 Get a full-art limited edition Game Day card,*Stronghold Members 12:00 – 5:00pm

Wed, Feb 5 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Feb 12 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Feb 19 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Feb 26 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Mar 5 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Fri, Feb 7 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Feb 14 Friday Night Magic Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Feb 21 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Feb 28 Friday Night Magic Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Sat, Feb 22 The Dragon Major 50pts $20.00 Major Store Wars Event, Event held at The Dragon in Guelph. 10:30am

Leagues & Campaigns in February

Warhammer 40K Call to Arms
Call to Arms Army Building League
Deadline: March 16th
Call to Arms is the best way to start an army!  Get a deal, and compete with others to complete your army be the deadline!
Feb 8th Event: 7pm – Small Skirmishes
Feb 16th Event: 12pm – Hero Battle Royal
Feb 23rd Event: 12pm – Elite Painter Contest
Triumph, Treachery & Tomb Kings
Warhammer League
Wednesday Evenings, 6pm
A new Warhammer league begins on February 5th!  Grab your troops and form your plans as you battle for glory!
The Hinge of Fate
Flames of War League
January 6th – February 17
Escalation League, Each league is 2 weeks long.
Week 1: Mid-War, 1100pts
Week 2: Mid-Late War, 1250pts
Week 3: Mid-Late War, 1500pts
BKBBL Season 4
Blood Bowl League
Scheduled Play
Registration is now closed, but fear not for our Exhibition Play has begun once more!  Ask staff for details.
Legacy of the Crystal Shard
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm
Baldur’s Gate is finished, so prepare yourself for the next adventure: Legacy of the Crystal Shard!
Knights of the Realm: Flames of War
Knights of the Realm Season
Ends May 19th
Knights of the Realm is a season of gaming linking tournaments, leagues, and events over the course of several months.  Players earn pts for events, and in the end the top players play off in a championship round!
Journeyman League
Warmachine & Hordes League
Thursdays, Beginning Jan 12th
Escalation League
Feb 6-12: 25pts (same caster)
Feb 13-19: 35pts (same caster)
Feb 20-26: 35pts (any caster)
Feb 27 Finale: 50pts (any caster)

 

Events in January

We’ve wasted no time in filling 2014 with great events.  This month we will be kicking off our biggest season of Blood Bowl ever!  We will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for GP Montreal, a Rookie Blood Bowl tournament, and a cool Warmachine event called ‘Combined Arms’.  We have leagues for Flames of War, Warmachine & Hordes, and a Dungeons & Dragons Encounter night,  Call to Arms: Malifaux will come to an end, and the first season of Knights of the Realm: Flames of War is just beginning!  Below you will find a list of all the events that are coming up in January 2014, as well as the Magic Pre-Releases that are on the first weekend of February.  So browse the list, and be sure to mark your favorite events on your Calendar!

Happy New Year!!

Tournaments in January

Combined Arms
50pt Tournament
Entry Fee: $20/$16 for Strongold Members
Saturday, January 4th, 11am-7pm
3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, Steamroller 2014 Rules

Sat, Jan 25 Warhammer 40K Tournament 2000pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sat, Jan 18 Warhammer Tournament 2500pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members Note: Date changed from Jan 11 to Jan 18 11am – 7pm

Rookie Tournament
Blood Bowl Tournament
Entry Fee: FREE!
Saturday, January 11th, 11am-7pm
Open to any team that has not played a Regular Season before.  Winning team gets 100K gp in game.

Grand Prix Trials: Montreal
Grand Prix Trials Tournament
Entry Fee: $30/$25 for Strongold Members
Sunday, January 19th, 11am – 7pm
Modern Format, Top 8, Judge on Site, Winner gets 2 byes at GP Montreal & a FTV Twenty, Top 8 get 3 Modern Masters Boosters, All participants get a Hero’s Reward card!
Sat, Feb 1 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #1 Sealed Deck $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes, *Stronghold Members 9am – 1:30pm
Sat, Feb 1 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #2 Sealed Deck $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes, *Stronghold Members 2pm – 6:30pm
Sat, Feb 1 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #3 Sealed Deck – Two Headed Giant $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Two-Headed Giant event (register as partners), Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes,*Stronghold Members 7pm – 11:30pm
Sun, Feb 2 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #4 Sealed Deck $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes, *Stronghold Members 10am – 2:30pm
Sun, Feb 2 Born of the Gods Pre-Release #3 Sealed Deck – Two Headed Giant $30.00/*$25.00 DCI Sanctioned, Two-Headed Giant event (register as partners), Entry includes a Pre-Release pack which includes 6 Boosters & a promo card, All participants get a BKG ‘Hero Reward’ card which can be used towards several great prizes,*Stronghold Members 3pm – 7:30pm

Wed, Jan 1 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 8 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 15 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 22 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Jan 29 Modern Game Night Modern $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Fri, Jan 3 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs,*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 10 Friday Night Magic Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 17 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs,*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 24 Friday Night Magic Standard $6.00/*$5.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Jan 31 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs,*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Leagues & Campaigns in January

Knights of the Realm: Flames of War
Knights of the Realm Season
Ends May 19th
Knights of the Realm is a season of gaming linking tournaments, leagues, and events over the course of several months.  Players earn pts for events, and in the end the top players play off in a championship round!
The Hinge of Fate
Flames of War League
January 6th – February 17
Escalation League, Each league is 2 weeks long.
Week 1: Mid-War, 1100pts
Week 2: Mid-Late War, 1250pts
Week 3: Mid-Late War, 1500pts
BKBBL Season 4
Blood Bowl League
Scheduled Play, Begins January 18th
Sign up now for the biggest season of Blood Bowl yet at BKG!  One game per week, you schedule it with your assigned opponent.
Legacy of the Crystal Shard
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm
Baldur’s Gate is finished, so prepare yourself for the next adventure: Legacy of the Crystal Shard!
Call to Arms: Malifaux
Malifaux Army Building League
Weekly Events, Ends January 19th
Jan 10: Painting Contest
Jan 17: Last Minute Scramble
Jan 19: Finale & Highlander Games
Journeyman League
Warmachine & Hordes League
Thursdays, Beginning Jan 12th
Escalation League
Jan 12-18: Battlegroup
Jan 19-25: 15pts (same caster)
Jan 26-Feb 1: 25pts (same caster)