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

 

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)

 

November Events

Last month I made a post at the start of the month listing everything that was coming up in the month of October, and it seemed to be a popular idea, so we’re going to make it a regular thing!  It’s hard to believe it’s already November!  This November we have several great event that you should pay attention to.  The first is Demo Day 2013: a massive annual event where we arrange to have people to teach and demo a pile of different games.  Add to that a bunch of great goodies and samples and you’ve got the perfect opportunity to try new games!  We’re also running our first ever GPT for Magic: the Gathering, which is the highest level of tournament we’ve ever done!  Red Card Members are invited to join me for our first Red Card Meeting – giving them some inside info on the store and our plans going forward, and giving us the chance to hear feedback from some of our most valued customers!  Add to that new leagues for Dungeons & Dragons, Blood Bowl, and Malifaux, as well as all our regular tournaments and you’ve got plenty of reasons to stop by the shop for some gaming!

Special Events in November

Demo Day 2013 sm Demo Day 2013
Massive Day Full of Demos & Gaming!
Saturday, November 30th, 12pm
Demo Day is one of our big annual events where participants are given the chance to get some great samples and play a ton of new games!  Definitely one of our best events every year – so be sure to pencil it in!!
Red Card Meeting
A State of the Union Address for some of our Best Customers
Sunday, November 10th, 3pm
Only for Red Card Members and Standard Bearers.  Participants get to hear about how the store is doing, what our plans are going forward and offer their feedback.  This is our first of these so if you are a Red Card Member be sure to attend (or be sure to become one if you’d like to attend!).  I’ll bring the donuts!

Tournaments in November

Sat, Nov 23 40K Tournament 2500pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sat, Nov 2 Chrome Gauntlet 50pts $20.00/*$16.00 4 Rounds, 2 Lists (may be from different factions), Specialists, Divide & Conquer, 2014 Steamroller Rules, Price includes Pizza & Drinks *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Sat, Nov 9 Warhammer Tournament 2500pts $20.00/*$16.00 3 Rounds, Price includes Pizza & Drinks, *Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm

Mon, Nov 4 Commander Release Event Sealed Constructed Commander $45.00/
*$40.00
DCI Sanctioned, Price includes one of the new Commander Decks, One Round of Multiplayer Commander, *Stronghold Members 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Sat, Nov 16 Grand Prix Toronto Trial (GPT) Sealed Deck $36.00/*$30.00 DCI Sanctioned Grand Prix Trial*Stronghold Members 11am – 7pm
All participants get a BKG Hero’s Reward promo card, Check out the official GPT Toronto page for more info
1st Place: $150 Credit, 2 Free Byes at the Grand Prix Toronto
2nd Place: $100 Credit
3rd Place: $50 Credit
Prizes based on an estimated 32 person attendance, and will be adjusted based on attendance.
If we have OVER 32 participants we will also give away a MTG: From the Vault Twenty to a random participant!

Wed, Nov 6 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Nov 13 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Nov 20 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Wed, Nov 27 Modern Game Night Modern $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Fri, Nov 1 Friday Night Magic Standard $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 8 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 15 Friday Night Magic Standard $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM*Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 22 Friday Night Magic Booster Draft $15.00/*$12.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, Price includes 3 Booster Packs, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm
Fri, Nov 29 Friday Night Magic Standard $5.00/*$4.00 DCI Sanctioned FNM, *Stronghold Members 5:30 – 9pm

Leagues & Campaigns in November

Raising Stakes
Malifaux League
Friday Evenings, 6:00pm, Begins Nov. 8th
Escalation League, beginning at 20ss and raising 5ss per week.
Exhibition League
Blood Bowl Open Play League
Open Gaming, Begins Nov. 11th
Play as many games as you want before Season 4 begins in January.  The perfect opportunity to try new teams or level up!
Legacy of the Crystal Shard
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm, Begins Nov.20th
Baldur’s Gate is nearly finished, so prepare yourself for the next adventure: Legacy of the Crystal Shard!
Murder in Baldur’s Gate
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00pm, Ends Nov. 13th
The Baldur’s Gate adventure is nearly complete, only two weeks left!
Tank Aces
Flames of War League
Player arranged game times
Open to All, Register with Fred!
Hammerbowl Season 3
Blood Bowl League
Weekly Games, Arranged by Players
Closed League.  The regular season is over, and playoffs have begun!  Be sure to play in our Exhibition League while you wait!
Call to Arms: Warmachine & Hordes
WMH Army Building League
Weekly Events, Finale Nov. 24th
Keep painting because this army building league ends this month!  Watch them sweat as participants try and finish by the deadline!

 

 

Dungeons & Dragons Encounters: Murder in Baldur’s Gate

D&D Encounters Baldurs Gate

Baldur’s Gate is a city on the verge of war—a simmering stewpot of social tensions where even the smallest spark of unrest threatens to turn the city against itself. Walls cut Baldur’s Gate into three cities: The rich live atop the bluffs protected from the bourgeoisie clinging to the slopes by barriers that literally prevent the middle class from rising above their stations, and beyond the protection of the city’s walls its many outcasts live with no law but the daggers of thieves.

In this powder keg, an old threat flickers to new life. The plot of a murdered power is finally coming to fruition. Bhaal, god of assassins, will live again. And in the city that once thwarted his rebirth, three different people will unwittingly compete to herald his return.

When: Wednesday Nights 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Beginning: Wednesday, September 4th

Entry Fee: FREE!

What is it?:  D&D Encounters are very fun open adventuring nights.  Anyone is welcome, whether they are new or experienced role players.  You are not required to come each week, although it is more fun!

Can the heroes keep the city from tearing itself apart? Can they prevent Bhaal from claiming the mind and soul of one of the city’s worst citizens? Or, as they battle their way to the top of the heap, will Bhaal’s favor fall upon one of the heroes?

Only one thing is certain: There will be blood.

D&D Encounters: Against the Cult of Chaos

D&D Encounters

The next season of Dungeons & Dragons Encounters is upon us!  This is the second season that we will be doing under the excellent management of our D&D Standard Bearer Tommy.  Last season it became so popular that we often had to split in to smaller groups, so if you are interested make sure to contact Tommy to let him know so that he can make sure there is room for everyone.

D&D Encounters is a great, officially sanctioned, dungeon-crawl adventure.  Each week players show up and the adventure continues.  Whether you are new to D&D, or a veteran of pen and paper RPGs, D&D Encounters is a great way to get some game-time in, get familiar with the system, and meet some great people.  Who knows, maybe you’ll even find some new players to start a separate RPG group.

This season is Against the Cult of Chaos.  It takes inspiration from classics such as Village of Hommlet and Against the Cult of the Reptile God. Not only does this new story feature characters and locations from beloved past adventures, but there’s another compelling reason to participate.

This season Wizards of the Coast has provided introductory rules for D&D Next, so players will be able to get a preview of the next edition too!

If you are interested you can find all sorts of ways to contact Tommy on his Standard Bearer page!

When: Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm

Beginning: February 6th

Entry Fee: Nope!

Bring: You don’t need to bring anything, but you may bring an entry-level character, a Player’s Handbook (or other essentials books), and of course RPG dice!

So grab a short sword, and join in the adventure!