40k Holiday Tournament

When the Holiday season is upon us our events take on a more noble spin.  For several years our 40K Tournaments in December have been dedicated to charity, and this year is no exception!  Join us, for Christmas Tree of Might 4!

When: Saturday, December 28th, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards – Includes a pizza lunch

Stronghold Members: Get a Hero’s Reward for participating.

Format: 3 Rounds, 1850 points, we will use the Best Coast Parings program to track.  Scenarios will be chosen from the ITC scenarios, rulebook, and/or Chapter Approved.  Deathclocks will be utilized.  This is not an ITC event. Expect the scenarios to have a holiday spin 😉

Prizes: All proceeds will go to charity!  This year we are supporting the Chorus Radio Christmas Tree of Hope Campaign.  Prizes will be fun stuff that has been donated by BKG, and other organizers.

So don your best ‘Elmet, and unload your Blasta for a good cause!

Kings of War Tournament DEC

Black Knight Games is very excited to be hosting another Kings of War tournament!

When: Saturday, December 21, 10:30am (Registration begins at 10am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards
All participants Get: a Hero’s Reward & Pizza Lunch

Tournament Guidelines:
The tournament will consist of 3 rounds, with 2.25 hours allotted for each round. Roll for turn 7 as normal. Chess clocks will be used (and supplied by the store). Each player will have 60 minutes on their clock at the start of each game. If you time out there will be no penalty points taken, but you cannot make any orders for the remainder of the game. Lists can be a maximum of 2,000 Points. Armies from the main third edition rulebook and Uncharted Empires book may be used. Historical armies ARE NOT allowed. Army lists can be sent in early for review to alexander.kus@gmail.com.

Unfortunately, Easy Army has not been updated, please use Excel or Google Sheets to put together your army list. You should bring 4 copies of your list (one for yourself, one for each opponent). This is an open list event.

Models/Paint:
You are NOT required to have a painted army, but tournament points will awarded for paint and they will count towards your overall score and will be scored as follows.

10 – Three colour minimum on all models/units, no primer nor metal/plastic/resin showing, bases are painted and/or flocked, minimum model count or equivalent volume for all units
5 – 50% or more of the army is painted and based to the above standard
0 – Less than 50% of the army is painted and based to the above standard

Sportsmanship:
This will be scored on a Pass/Fail system. Everyone starts with 10 Sportsmanship points. For each “Fail” you receive, 2 points will be deducted from your Sportsmanship score. If you Fail someone, please be prepared to explain your reasoning to the TO in detail. We are all here to have a good time.

Terrain:
All tables will be set up prior to each round and will be the same for each round, for the whole field.

All tables will consist of:
2 hills, 2 forest, 2 blocking terrain, 2 difficult flat, 2 walls.Terrain Height is predetermined:

Forests – Ht 9
Blocking terrain – Ht 6
Hills – Ht 3
Walls – Ht 2 obstacle
Difficult flat – Ht 0

Scoring:
We will be using the Northern Kings Scoring System, scoring sheets will be provided on the day of the tournament.

The sheets are very easy to read and fill out once you see them, you won’t need to read over how it works if you don’t want to. I will review them with the group before starting.

Prizes: We will put $20 (minus the cost of the pizza) towards a prize pool, which will be in the form of Store Credit. The top players will split this prize pool based on how well they do!

MTG Foil Week & Sneak Peek

This week our weekly Magic: the Gathering events will be upgraded – because we will be making all the promo packs we give out this week the Premium Foil Promo Packs!

Even better, this week we are Doubling the number of promo packs at all four events! That means that if you attend our Wednesday Modern, Thursday Pioneer, or FNM Standard of Draft events you are much more likely to get your hands on some of that awesome awesome shiny!

Check out our Weekly MTG page for details on weekly events at BKG.

SNEAK PEEK
In 2020 we have some great plans in place to reward our Magic Players even further for participating in our events. We will be introducing our first event MTG EventS Card – a punch card where you’ll earn rewards automatically after attending a certain number of BKG Events.

Here is a peek at the back of the card, as you can see you’ll be getting some great rewards just for consistently showing up!

Keyforge Store Championship

The 2019 Store Championship is our biggest Keyforge event of the year! It comes with an amazing kit, and is the perfect way to cap off a great year for Keyforge!

When: Saturday, December 21st, 12:00am – 6:00pm

Entry Fee: $25.00 -or- 4 Hero’s Rewards

Format:  Sealed-Solo (Worlds Collide), Best of 1 45min Rounds, 4-6 Rounds Solo Play (depending on the number of players), Cut to Top 4/8 (depending on the number of players)

Prizes: We will be providing a Keyforge Store Championship OP Kit towards the prize pool which includes some great stuff:

Top 32: Chain Tracker
Top 8: Deck Box
Top 4: Set of Power Tokens
3rd & 4th: ‘Top 4’ Playmat
2nd: ‘2nd Place’ Playmat
1st: ‘1st Place’ Playmat & Card Sleeves

In addition $5.00 per participant will be added to a ‘prize pool’ of BKG Store Credit.

Keyforge App: We will register you through Gem, and so please help us out by taking a picture of your new deck’s code for us to scan in to the software (it’s a bit finicky).

We can’t wait to see who will take the crown for 2019!

D&D Knights of the Red Dragon Inn DEC

Our next multi-part adventure for ‘Knights of the Red Dragon Inn’, will run on Monday evenings starting in early December!

When: Monday Evenings, from December 9th – December 30th, 6:00pm

Entry Fee: $60.00 – or – 9 Hero’s Rewards, this entry covers all four sessions

Event Cap: We have only 16 spots available for this group, so if you are interested in joining sign up now! Waiting list available once we fill up.

What you need: A set of RPG dice is required.  It is recommended that you have your own Player’s Handbook, and a miniature to represent your character, but not mandatory.

What you get: You will have a dedicated staff run the adventure for your as DM.  The DM will distribute some fun prizes & Hero’s Rewards as you prove yourselves in the adventure, and have fun moments.  You do not need to attend all four sessions, but your entry fee does cover them all.

New and experienced D&D players are welcome, so feel free to join us even if you are new to Dungeons & Dragons, or if you aren’t familiar with the world – the DM will guide you and help you with whatever you need to know!

D&D Intro Session: Welcome to the Red Dragon Inn

As Dungeons & Dragons continues to grow in popularity one of the most common requests we get is for an intro session for D&D.  So we are excited to be offering an Introductory Session to D&D.  No knowledge or understanding is required as we will help you build your character, and welcome you to the wonderful world of D&D!

When: Monday, December 2 (Labour Day), 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Age Range: This event is for pretty much anyone, however for our younger participants we recommend attending our ‘Welcome to Blackwood’ intro event for our Youth D&D experience.

Entry Fee: $15.00 (includes a mini for your character!) -or- 3 Hero’s Rewards

Details: We will provide character sheets, and all materials you’ll need in addition to all adventure-specific minis, maps, etc.  We will also have an expert staff running the event, able to answer all your questions, give you advice, and run the session.

The Next Step: If you fall in love with D&D and want to play more, the following week we will be beginning out Knights of the Red Dragon Inn 4 week long adventure path.  You can also join us each and every Wednesday for Adventure League.

So if you’ve always wanted to get in to D&D, or just want to try out the new edition, give it a try at our Welcome to the Red Dragon Inn event!

Song of Ice & Fire Tournament JAN

After a brief break for the holiday season, we are excited to be back at it with the first of our monthly Song of Ice & Fire tournaments of 2019!

Date: Saturday, January 25th, 11:00am start time (be there at 10:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards
Stronghold Members Get: A Hero’s Reward for participating

Lunch Included: A Pizza lunch and drink(s) is included in the entry.

Format: 3 Rounds, 40pts.  Armies may not include miniatures that haven’t been released to retail yet (The Mountain that Rides for example).

Prizes: We’ve got stuff from a SIF Game Night Kit. All players will get at least something from the kit.  Additionally $20 per participant (minus the cost of lunch and the kit) will be added in store credit to a prize pool.

D&D One-Shot: Horror Theme

One-Shots are single-session roleplaying game sessions where we will spotlight a variety of game systems, everything from D&D to more indie titles.

In November Cody will be running a Dungeons & Dragons session with a Horror theme!

When: Saturday, November 30th, 8:00pm – 11:30pm

Entry Fee: $15.00 // 4 Hero’s Rewards

Format: We will provide everything needed for this gaming experience, so you only need to bring yourselves! There are a very limited number of spots available for this adventure, so sign up now!

Stronghold Members: Stronghold Members will get a Hero’s Reward (Membership has its perks!)

RPG One-Shot: 40K Wrath & Glory

One-Shots are single-session roleplaying game sessions where we will spotlight a variety of game systems, everything from D&D to more indie titles.

In November Alex will be running Wrath & Glort, a Warhammer 40,000 RPG where participants explore the grim dark future!

When: Saturday, November 23rd, 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Entry Fee: $15.00 // 4 Hero’s Rewards

Format: We will provide everything needed for this gaming experience, so you only need to bring yourselves! There are a very limited number of spots available for this adventure, so sign up now!

Stronghold Members: Stronghold Members will get a Hero’s Reward (Membership has its perks!)

Pokémon Let’s Play! DEC

Pokémon has always been one of the most popular games in our store because it does such a great job of appealing both to experienced players and brand new ones! To give players of all sorts, and all ages, a crack at playing some Pokémon every month, we are putting on a special Let’s Play! event to get everyone out to play some games!

When: SUN, December 22nd, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Format: Let’s Play is a unique format because it’s a bit of everything. There will be pick-up games, as well as introductory games for anyone that is new to the game – we will have an official Pokémon Professor on hand! We may decide to run a quick tournament if there is interest. This event is for all ages.

Entry Fee: FREE! If we decide to run a spur of the moment tourney there would be a possible entry fee for that, but it would be low and participation in it isn’t required.

Prizes: Even though it’s a free event we will always have some cool give-aways for participants. Be sure to register as a participant if you’d like a crack at some fun Pokémon door prizes!