WoW TCG: December Battlegrounds

Hello Heroes!

The November Battlegrounds have been productive on working out the bugs in the system. Thank you to all who have participated. Now that we have worked out how everything works, we are changing the format of Battlegrounds to CLASSIC! That’s right! Any card ever printed is LEGAL!!! So if you were left out of this month because you didn’t have a Core legal deck, you can now come join us this month. Come in, have fun and win prizes.

We will see you on Tuesday!

– Erik, Death Knight of Black Knight Games

Demo Day Recap and Upcoming Events

Wow!  Let me just start this off by saying this year’s demo day was a huge success.  Demonstrators for almost twenty different game systems taught an overwhelming number of new players.  We raffled off a $50 Gift Card and a couple of $20 Gift Cards to a few happy gamers.  To top it all off, we all had a lot of fun doing it.  If you missed this year, mark next year on your calendar well in advance as this is an event not to miss.  If you’re still wondering about a game you didn’t get a chance to have demoed, contact one of our Standard Bearers to set up a private tutorial.

For all of you out there who learned about a new game and are excited to play it, here are the next steps:

Players who tried out one of our TCGs, World of Warcraft the card game has a weekly WoW Battleground day, every Tuesday.

Our Pokemon league runs on Monday nights, and today marks the first release event run at Black Knight Games.  This new set is an exciting one, as a lot of the old favorites are making a return.

The Magic: the Gathering league for Return to Ravnica just kicked off again on Mondays as well.  We run multiple tournaments for Magic, with our Friday Night Magic events running every (you guessed it) Friday Night.  If you’re new to the game of Magic and want to start playing and collecting at the same time, our Drafts held on alternating Fridays are the best way to get involved.

Our major miniature games were not forgotten at demo day.  Warmachine and Hordes demos were popular, as always.  If you’re excited about picking up a Warmachine/Hordes Battlegroup we have the perfect opportunity: a journeyman league at BKG!  Starting on December 27th Black Knight will be hosting a journeyman league.  Entry is $25, which you get as credit toward Warmahordes purchases during the league.  Details will follow, so check back here.

For players excitied to start 40K or Warhammer Fantasy, we have a great tournament scene here and events scheduled every month.  Our next 40K tournament is a great one to bring a friend to, the ever popular 40K Doubles! (set for December 15th)  December’s WFB event is 1000 points and will involved a hero who gains power throughout the event.  Come on out on the 29th and Assemble the Chosen.

One of my favorite aspects of Demo day is the opportunity to show off some of our smaller-scale, skirmish games.  Will, one of our seasoned gamers, demoed Malifaux all day, a Victorian game of Gothic magic and terror.

Meanwhile Jim showed off Infinity, a game that just released an exciting campaign book.  I have an Infinity crew and always felt what the game needed was exciting scenario play, and now it has it.

Mykk was showing of Dropzone Commander (now in stock at BKG).  This 15mm skirmish game launched to fantastic praise and success, but low availability.  Now that it’s finally in stock and we’ve finished our first Call to Arms for it, players were excited to play it on Saturday.  With our Retake the Cradle Worlds DZC league starting Nov 20th, there’s never been a better time to pick up this new hotness.

I spent the day showing Blood Bowl to players and had a lot of fun.  Season Two for Blood Bowl is starting in January, so anyone keen to get involved should sign up in the store.  We will be collecting a minor entry this season to cover the cost of a new pitch and some sweet dice for all involved.  Sign up now while there are still spots!

Tim plays games.  Rawr!

The last game I want to talk about has been a real hit here at BKG  — X-Wing!  We have a tournament day coming up that we’ve moved from December 8th to December 22nd to let us offer the new Slave 1 and Millennium Falcon as prizes.  If this game continues to grow in popularity we have a league planned for the new year.

We also had demos for Flames of War, Quarriors, Dominion, IKRPG, Pathfinder, and Dystopian Wars, but the day was so busy I don’t even have a chance to check them out.

Check back here regularly for updates on all of the above.  If you have a question or comment about anything happening at BKG feel free to email us or, better yet, post something up for discussion on our forums.

World of Warcraft TCG: Battlegrounds

Lok’tar ogar, fellow heroes of Azeroth,

Welcome to the Battlegrounds. Where you can test yourselves,  compete against rivals, and win prizes. For an entire month, you can play World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game in the Battlegrounds.

What is Battlegrounds?
Battlegrounds is a fun league style format, that is played in the store. Each person can enter the battleground with a CORE LEGAL deck, and play against other people also competing in the Battlegrounds.

What is Core?
Core is a format similar to Magic: The Gathering’s Standard format. It consists of only the latest two blocks (Currently Aftermath & Timewalkers) and the latest Raid cards (Battle of the Aspects).

How do I win?
You get three games a week. Each week, points are scored and the top two players that week win promo cards. After the entire month, and all games are played, the person who has the most points wins an awesome looking play mat. And the coolest part of all, the first 24 people get a promo card just for participating.

Whether you be Alliance, Horde, or the monster heroes of Azeroth or Outland, you are welcome to test your mettle here in the Black Knight Games Battlegrounds.

Black Knight Games will be running Battlegrounds leagues each and every month beginning with November.

Blood and Thunder!
~Erik, Death Knight of Black Knight Games