MTG Exiled Magic

Knights in Exile! We’re tired of not playing Magic with you all, so we are going to be running some events using MTG Arena! Players will need to download a few things in order to participate. Check out everything you need to participate:

STEP 1
Obviously you will need MTG Arena in order to actually play. If you’ve never played Arena before, you can download it, and make an account.

STEP 2
Second, players will need to join the BKG Discord server. The link to that is HERE and if you’ve never used Discord before you should make an account and download it here: https://discordapp.com/

STEP 3
Players will also need to create an account for mtgmelee.com, which we’ll be using for pairings, round timers, and decklist submission.

How Will Pairings and Matches Work?

Players should join our FNM Channel on Discord for communication. Pairings will be posted on MTGMelee, where players will also be able to find their opponent’s MTG: Arena username and match up. Players will also report their matches on MTGMelee. Rounds will be best of 3 with a 50 minute round timer and a 5 minute grace period for you to connect with your opponent and get your match started. 

Players are expected to use the same deck (with a 15 card sideboard) for the entire event. Players should submit their decklists to the FNM Decklist

Players can pay for the event through Paypal or by calling us and paying over the phone before the event (please do so in advance so that we do not have a surge of calls just before the event) and if it is your first online event with us, you’ll get $10 back in store credit on your account! Once you have paid for the event you’ll receive the Code to enter the event on MTGMelee!

The First Events

When:
We will be doing two events a week, every Wednesday and Friday, starting on April 15th. Wednesdays we will be playing ‘Historic’ and Fridays we will be playing ‘Standard’.

The tournaments will start right at 6PM, so be online and loaded up before then. Payment and registration for the events needs to be sorted out by 5PM if you want to participate that night.

Where: The comfort of your own home, on MTG Arena!

Entry Fee: $10 (Which you will get back on your account in store credit if it is the first online event you are participating in, so your first one is free!)

Prizes: Much like our regular FNM for each player, $7.50 of store credit will go into the prize pool, and will be distributed based on the player’s overall record. Players going 3-1 will receive a prize of at least $15 credit, while 4-0 players will receive the remainder of the prize pool evenly distributed. We will be keeping track of undefeated players and they will also get a promo pack when we are able to give it to them.

Champion In Exile
We haven’t forgotten about our awesome Grand Invitational Tournament that is set to happen in January 2021! Without in-store gaming we will need to get some qualifiers for it, so we will be crowning two Champions in Exile! Like our usual seasonal championships these will be based on overall record for our Wednesday Historical and Friday Standard players. The top player of each overall when this all ends will earn an invite to our Grand Invitational!

We’re doing our best to give you a great experience through these MTG Arena events a try, but this is all new to us and is out of our comfort zone a bit. Please be patient and feel free to give us constructive feed back about the experiences. We know things won’t be as good at first as our in-store events, that’s why we’re giving your entry fee back for your fist event! But with some time and experience we believe we can deliver that competitive and familiar feeling right in the comfort of your own home!

MTG Mystery Booster Draft

With the release of the new Mystery Boosters we are excited to offer up an awesome Mystery Draft! What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th.

Date: Friday, March 13th, 6:30pm (Registration begins at 6pm)

Entry Fee: $25.00 -or- 7 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Booster Draft, DCI Sanctioned, 3 Rounds, No Cut – this event follows the same format as out usual FNM Booster Draft apart from the set. We will still have our normal FNM draft as an option for those who don’t love MYSTERY (in spooky voice).

Prizes:  1.5 Booster Packs are added to the Prize Pool for each participant and is spread evenly to participants based on record (all 3-0 get the same prize, all 2-1 get the same prize). Packs may be swapped for $5.00 in Store Credit.

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Warmachine Tournament MAY

We’re back at it with a whole series of Steamroller tournaments for Warmachine! This is a part of our Focus & Fury rewards series which will add some great prizes and incentives to what are already awesome events! The first

When: Saturday, May 23rd, 10:30am (Registration begins at 9:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward for playing)

Format: 75pt Steamroller Tournament, 4 Rounds (3 if fewer than 9 players), Deathclock, Divide & Conquer 0

Lunch Provided: We will provide a pizza lunch (3 slices at least), including either 2 pops/water -or- 1 juice/energy drink

Prizes: We will put $20 per person, minus the overall cost of lunch, in to a prize pool.  There will be a prize for the ‘Best Painted’ army and for the ‘Best Sportsmanship’. Both of these prizes have no impact on the overall winners. The remaining prize pool will be divided up among the top 3 players!

The Sportsmanship prize is based on the votes of your opponents.

For the Best Painted prize players will get a ballot for having anything painted at all, a second ballot for having the whole army painted, and a third for being fully based. Additionally each person can give one ballot to their favourite looking army. This way anyone that puts effort in to painting CAN win, but those that excel at painting are more LIKELY to win.

Focus & Fury Rewards Series: In addition to the normal prizes players will get ballots for a whole slew of prizes for participating. Ways to earn ballots include: sportsmanshop, participation, victory, having the most CP in the event, & painting. All of the prizes will be drawn & awarded at our Holiday event in December.

These prizes are above and beyond the normal prize pool for the event itself.

So bring your forces, preferably painted, earn some ballots of Force & Fury, and battle it out in our Steamroller Tournament!

Warmachine Tournament APR

We’re back at it with a whole series of Steamroller tournaments for Warmachine! This time we’re shaking things up a little bit with the induction of our linked Focus & Fury rewards series which will add some great prizes and incentives to what are already awesome events! The first

When: Saturday, April 4th, 10:30am (Registration begins at 9:30am)

Entry Fee: $20.00 // 6 Hero’s Rewards (Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward for playing)

Format: 75pt Steamroller Tournament, 4 Rounds (3 if fewer than 9 players), Deathclock, Divide & Conquer 0

Lunch Provided: We will provide a pizza lunch (3 slices at least), including either 2 pops/water -or- 1 juice/energy drink

Prizes: We will put $20 per person, minus the overall cost of lunch, in to a prize pool.  There will be a prize for the ‘Best Painted’ army and for the ‘Best Sportsmanship’. Both of these prizes have no impact on the overall winners. The remaining prize pool will be divided up among the top 3 players!

The Sportsmanship prize is based on the votes of your opponents.

For the Best Painted prize players will get a ballot for having anything painted at all, a second ballot for having the whole army painted, and a third for being fully based. Additionally each person can give one ballot to their favourite looking army. This way anyone that puts effort in to painting CAN win, but those that excel at painting are more LIKELY to win.

Focus & Fury Rewards Series: In addition to the normal prizes players will get ballots for a whole slew of prizes for participating. Ways to earn ballots include: sportsmanshop, participation, victory, having the most CP in the event, & painting. All of the prizes will be drawn & awarded at our Holiday event in December.

These prizes are above and beyond the normal prize pool for the event itself.

So bring your forces, preferably painted, earn some ballots of Force & Fury, and battle it out in our Steamroller Tournament!

X-Wing Tournament APR

Black Knight Games is excited to be hosting another X-Wing 2nd Edition tournament!

When: Sunday, April 5th, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10:00am)

Entry Fee: $10.00 // 3 Hero’s Rewards

Format: This event follows the Basic Tournament Structure, 200pts Extended, 75mins/round, ‘Relaxed Tier’, 3-4 Swiss Rounds (based on attendance).

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

Prizes: We will add store credit to a prize pool ($10.00 per participant minus the cost of the prize kit) as well as promos from the X-Wing kits.

Join us rain or shine, asteroids or attack-droids for April’s X-Wing contest!

Song of Ice & Fire Tournament APR

Following our March Break tournament our next (almost-)monthly Song of Ice & Fire event will be our April Tournament!

Date: Saturday, April 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: 3-4 Rounds, 40pts.  Armies may not include miniatures that haven’t been released to retail yet (The Mountain that Rides for example). Please read the official Tournament Guidelines for further guidance.

Please note that some game rules and interactions may have changed recently, have a look at the FAQ/Errata page for the latest!

Prizes: We’ve usually got stuff from a SIF Game Night Kit. When we do 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.

Kings of War Tournament MAR

Black Knight Games is very excited to be hosting another Kings of War tournament – March of Death 2: Death March

When: Saturday, March 28, 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 65 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 1995 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 via FB Messenger to Alex Kus.

Unfortunately, Easy Army has not been updated, please use Good Army, https://www.goodarmylists.com/kow, 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, 1 difficult, 1 difficult flat, 2 walls. Terrain Height is predetermined:

Forests – Ht 9
Blocking terrain – Ht 6
Hills – Ht 3
Walls – Ht 2 obstacle
Difficult – Ht 1
Difficult flat – Ht 0

Scoring: We will be using the Blackjack 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!

Pokémon: Let’s Play! MAR

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, March 15th, 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 even 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!

X-Wing Tournament MAR

Black Knight Games is excited to be hosting another X-Wing 2nd Edition tournament!

When: Sunday, March 1st, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10:00am)

Entry Fee: $10.00 // 3 Hero’s Rewards

Format: This event follows the Basic Tournament Structure, 200pts Extended, 75mins/round, ‘Relaxed Tier’, 3-4 Swiss Rounds (based on attendance).

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

Prizes: We will add store credit to a prize pool ($10.00 per participant minus the cost of the prize kit) as well as promos from the X-Wing kits.

So make for BKG orbiting the moon of the Hamilton System for this month’s Star Wars fun!

40K Doubles Tournament MAR

When: Saturday, March 14th, 11:00am (Registration begins at 10am)

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

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

Format: 3 Rounds, 1000 points Doubles (Teams of 2). 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.

Armies: We encourage our players to have all their models be WYSIWYG (What you see it what you get) to avoid possible confusion for your opponents. Simple conversions are allowed, but anything more extreme, or model substitutions, must be approved by the event organizer. We encourage you to always double check with us in advance before using non WYSIWYG models.

Prizes: $20.00 per person (minus the cost of lunch) is all put towards the prize pool. Prizes given for Top three teams, best painted (individual) and best sportsmanship (team).

Teams:

  • Each team’s army is classified as the same army with the restriction of one faction per team removed. Each player’s individual army still has this restriction.
  • Maximum 2 detachments per player
  • Interactions for specific factions/abilities can work between ally armies providing they all contain the required key words. This does not mean you can name two different factions the same key word to try and circumvent this rule. (an ork weirdboy cannot use da jump on a unit of space marines even if the space marine chapter you chose to name them is “speed freaks”)
  • Unique Characters are unique to the entire team army (no armies with two Sly Marbos or two Magnus the Reds etc.)
  • Strategems can only be used once per team per phase and all command points are shared. (3 for battleforged + the amount generated by detachments in both players lists)