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!

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.

Warmachine Holiday Event

It’s time for some Holiday Warmachine Shenanigans!

When: Saturday, December 14th, 10:30am (Registration begins at 10:00am)

Entry Fee: Instead of a traditional entry fee, bring a wrapped gift (Warmachine themed, like a painted model or something new-in-box). Try to keep gifts valued at at least $20 — these will be given out to players at the event)

Format: Bring a single 75 list with 30 battlegroup points, without a Warcaster/Warlock or Infernal Master. Evan will be preparing some silly scenarios and rules to be used throughout the day, but they’re all surprises.

Prizes: Players will all get gifts from the entry fee!

The weather might be frightful…but not as frightful as an Infernal who hasn’t gotten their cocoa…

Keyforge: Worlds Collide Sealed Deck Tournament

We’ve got an exciting new set that has just arrived for Keyforge, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for a Sealed Deck tournament!

When: Saturday, November 23rd, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards, Entry includes 1 Keyforge Deck

Format:  Sealed Deck, Best of 3 Rounds, 3-4 Rounds Solo Play (depending on the number of players)

Prizes: We will be providing a Keyforge OP Kit towards the prize pool which includes Mars themed playmats, and cards. In addition $5.00 per participant will be added to a ‘prize pool’ of BKG Store Credit (after deducting $20 for the kit).

Prize Distribution: The top players in the tournament will split the Prize Pool.  From the Prize Kit the top player overall will win the box, top 2 will win Playmats, Top 4 acrylic tokens, and we will also distribute Marsh keys and chain-trackers while supplies last to as many participants as we can!

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 what happens when World’s Collide!

MTG BKG Grand Championship Invitational 2019

The crown jewel of the MTG year at Black Knight Games is our annual Grand Championship Invitational. Last year was the inaugural event, and all year long players have been earning their spot in this exclusive event.

What is it?:  Our Invitational will be a prestigious MTG event that we host at the end of 2019.  The 32 participants will each be invited to attend based on their successes gaming at BKG over the past year.  The event will be a multi-format event, with the aim of crowning a single BKG Grand Champion, and presenting them with an exciting reward.

Who Gets Invited?: There are a couple of ways that our gamers might get invited:

  • If you are crowned ‘Champion‘ in any of the four seasons of 2019, you will be invited.
  • If you win one of our the major events, like our upcoming WPNQ, you will be invited. These events will list the opportunity to qualify in their description.
  • If you were the Iron-Player at one of the Prerelease Weekends (meaning you won the most matches over the course of the weekend) you will be invited.
  • If you are the top-ranked unqualified player in one of our ‘Last Chance Qualifier‘ events you will earn an invite.  The three weekly events in the week immediately before the Grand Championship will be LCQs.  In the case of a tie, for example multiple undefeated draft pods, the player yet to qualify with the best record in the Winter 2019 season will win the tie.
  • Remaining seats, if there are any, will be hand-selected by BKG, based on things like overall attendance, record, and loyalty to the community.

Invitations, other than those from the LCQ, will be extended in advance (likely just before Christmas), and we will also have a waiting list that we will keep in the case of some of our top 32 not being able to make it.

Event Details

When: January 4th, 2020, Starts at 10am

Entry Fee: $30.00 per player
Total Prize Pool & Prize Value: $1,160 in credit, +1 Booster Box, 8 Playmats, Champion Plaque, Draft Packs for eight, & 40 Hero’s Rewards.

Competition Level: REL Competitive, We will have a L2 judge on hand.

Format: 32 Player event, 2 four-round tournaments, followed by a three-round top-8 draft.  Each of the 4 round segments will be seeded, and matched as their own separate events.

10:00am:  4 Rounds Swiss of Modern

2:00pm:  4 Rounds Swiss of Standard

6:00pm: Top-8 Booster Draft, elimination.

Byes: If you auto-qualified more than once, not including LCQs, you will be given a single Bye, which can be take either in the Modern or in the Standard leg.  No more than 1 Bye may be earned.

Prize Distribution:

All participants get: 1 Hero’s Reward
Top 8 Participants get: Grand Championship Playmat, a second Hero’s Reward, Boosters for the Top 8 Draft.
5th-8th Place: An additional $50.00 BKG Store Credit
3rd-4th Place: An additional $100.00 BKG Store Credit
2nd Place: A standard-legal Booster Box of their choice, & $100.00 BKG Store Credit
BKG Grand Champion 2018: $500.00 BKG Store Credit, Grand Champion Plaque

Already Qualified: The following individuals have already earned an invite

Adrian Murchison (Earned 1 Bye)2018 Grand Champion, Winter Modern ChampDayle Chapman (Earned 1 Bye)Ravnica Weekend Champ, Winter Standard Champ)
Jeff Braid (Earned 1 Bye)Team Trios Champ, War of the Spark Prerelease Iron-PlayerBrad CookWinter Draft Champion
Josh FitzsimmonsTeam Trios ChampMatt DugdaleTeam Trios Champ
Matteo KhawajaModern Trios ChampSheldon GormanModern Trios Champ
Mitchell SleemanModern Trios ChampCody GambleSpring Modern Champ
Mason BermelSpring Standard ChampTammer AbouhusseinSpring Draft Champ
Nolan McDonaldSummer Modern ChampRoss ScottSummer Standard Champ
Jesse McMannSummer Draft ChampAshley KraftcheckRavnica Allegiance Prerelease Iron-Player
Ilia BondarenkoM20 Prerelease Iron-PlayerJon BoutinThrone of Eldraine Prerelease Iron-Player
Aaron StrossModern Horizons Prerelease Iron-Player ? Autumn Draft Champ
? Autumn Modern Champ ? Autumn Standard Champ
? WPNQ Champion ? LCQ Draft
? LCQ Modern ? LCQ Standard
6-11 Additional PlayersHand-Selected Invites

Infinity Tournament DEC

Format: Mid-Tier (300pts) Tournament – PAINTSTRAVAGANZA FINALE!

When: Sunday, December 15th 2019, 11am (Registration starts at 10:30am)

Entry fee: $20 (includes pizza lunch)

Missions:
-The Armory
-Hunting Party
-Countermeasures

Extras:
-Soldiers of Fortune **ARE** allowed
-Spec Ops **ARE NOT** allowed

Prizes:
-The top-placing player will win the ITS Season 11 prize model: Wild Bill!
-Remaining players will split the other contents of the Season 11 prize kit, plus a bunch of extra stuff Spud is throwing in.
-Additional store credit prizes may be available depending on the number of attendees.

Paint Your Toys (SEASON FINALE!):
Spud wants to encourage players to get their stuff painted, so he’s offering a special prize raffle at every event in 2019. Tickets for the raffle can be earned in a few ways:

1) If your armies are fully painted, you get 3 tickets.
2) You receive one additional ticket (up to a max of 3) for each model you’re playing at the event that was painted in the last two months (purely on the honour system 😛 ).
3) Finally, each player will receive one special ticket on which they can write the name of the person whose models they like best (by whatever subjective artistic criteria each person chooses to apply!).

At the end of the day, names will be drawn to pick from a selection of three army starter boxes, including the new Wildfire factions! Note that this is the last of a year of Paintstravaganza events, so Spud will be giving away ALL of his remaining starter boxes! 🙂

Be sure to register on the ITS site at this link

All players are responsible for bringing their own models, dice, tokens, measuring devices, classified decks, and printed army lists.

I look forward to seeing everyone out on December 15th! 🙂

MTG Pioneer Weekly in November

This week Wizards of the Coast announced a brand new format: Pioneer! Pioneer is basically a format like Modern that doesn’t rotate, but it just includes a smaller number of sets. This means you can build decks without fear of rotation, and you can cut many of the more expensive elements of Modern out – so Pioneer should be a reliable set of cards, that are easier to acquire and aren’t as expensive as Modern.

Black Knight Games is excited to run our first Pioneer events, and we are starting off with a new weekly game night for MTG in the month of November. This should give players a chance to try the format, build some decks, and tinker a bit – and give us a real chance to evaluate the demand for this new format.

So if you are eager to be a pioneer of Pioneer join us every Thursday in November!

Date: Thursday Evenings in November, 6:00pm start time (registration begins at 5:30pm))

Entry Fee: $8.00 -or- 2 Hero’s Rewards Per Player
Stronghold Members: $7.00

Format: Pioneer, Swiss, 4 Rounds, No Cut,

Prizes:  1.5 Booster Packs will be put in to the prize pool per participant, which will be used to prize out the 3-1 and undefeated players. Players with the same record can expect the same prize.

In addition we will put 1 Promo Pack in to the prize pool for every 8 participants (minimum packs). 4-0 Players will get one, and the rest will be passed to other high ranking players, and random players, either as full packs or as random single cards picked from a freshly opened pack.