MTG Throne of Eldraine Preorder Special

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The next set of MTG, Throne of Eldraine, is coming!  This set has some insanely cool themes, and has a ton of buzz – AND an extra special reason to preorder. Here are some great reasons you might want to jump on board our pre-order special:

Early Release:  Throne of Eldraine booster boxes will have a special preorder perk – you will be able to get your boxes of boosters a week early during Prerelease Weekend – while supplies last (so pre-order if you can)!

Throne of Eldraine Release Date: Friday, October 4
Throne of Eldraine Early-Bird Pick Up: September 27-29

Throne of Eldraine Exclusive Buy-a-Box Card:  On top of that you will get the Standard-Legal buy-a-box promo card which can not be found in normal boosters.  The card is ‘Kenrith the Returned King’.  It will be limited to the first batch of people who order or buy a box of Throne of Eldraine from Black Knight Games.

Throne of Eldraine Collector Booster:

In addition to the normal Buy-a-Box card the first batch of customers to order a Throne of Eldraine booster box will get a Collector Booste Pack! These packs will be in extreme demand, and are very valuable because they are just full of cool promos and rares. And it’s an extra throw in!

Booster Box Preorder Price: $164.99 (Reg $174.99) – Save some money off the regular price!

Hero’s Rewards: When you pre-order before pre-release weekend you will also get 2 Hero’s Rewards!

Pay with Hero’s Rewards: Have you been saving up those Hero’s Rewards from the events you’ve been attending?  Well you can always trade us 40 Hero’s Rewards and get a preordered booster box for free!  So you can take advantage of this special using Hero’s Rewards!

So get us those orders for your Throne of Eldraine boxes in soon to guarantee yourself one of the early boxes, with buy-a-box promo and Hero’s Rewards, for a better price!

MTG Commander Weekend

To celebrate the release of the new Commander decks Black Knight Games will be running a special Magic Weekend event called ‘Commander Weekend’

When: Saturday, August 24, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $10.00 -or- 3 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for participating.

Format: Our Commander Weekend event will place players in multiple commander games with the aim of completing their Commander Achievement Card.

Players may bring any legal Commander Deck, however to encourage folks to try out the new Commander 2019 Decks that release the day beforehand, anyone using an un-altered Commander 2019 deck gets to place all three of their Legendary Creatures in to the commander zone, and all three count as having the ‘Partner’ keyword.

Prizes: Any player that completes at least 5 out of 6 of the achievements on their card will get a FOIL Core 2020 Promo Pack! Additionally players will get a Core 2020 booster pack for each match they play in (up to a maximum of 2 per person).

So join us to celebrate the new Commander set!

Everchosen Painting Contest

Ready your brushes, crack out your models and prepare for the ultimate painting challenge! Everchosen – the world’s biggest model painting competition – is upon us, and you can start work on your entry… well, now!

Hold on just a minute, though – to be in with a chance to wield the Slayer of Kings, it’s worth checking the rules!

When: Saturday, July 27th, Voting from 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Submissions: Submit your entries from THU July 25th to SAT July 27th by 11:30am.

Get Painting!

Entry Fee: FREE!

The Rules: First up, the basics:

  • Your entry must be a Citadel miniature.
  • Your entry must be wholly owned and painted by you.

You’ll have three categories to choose from, each with their own entry requirements. The Open category allows you to unleash your creativity, Young Bloods is perfect for younger hobbyists, while Everchosen is the main event, giving you a shot at the international painting title.

OPEN CATEGORY
This category can be entered by anyone – including Warhammer staff! Your entry in the Open category can be any single example, collection or display of Warhammer miniatures, provided it can be displayed in an area no more than 30cm x 30cm.

YOUNG BLOODS
This category can be entered by anyone under 16.
Entries in this category must be a single Warhammer miniature that can be displayed in an area no more than 30cm x 30cm.

EVERCHOSEN
This category can be entered by any non-staff aged 16 or over.
This must be a single Warhammer miniature on a 60mm or smaller base.
The miniature must be a current part of the Citadel miniatures range – defined as currently featuring on Games-Workshop.com. Entries may be converted using parts from other models which meet the same requirements.

Voting: To be in with a chance to win, make sure to head down to BKG on the 27th of July. You’ll be able to cast one vote in each category, and the top three winners in each will get a certificate to commemorate their triumph.

Prizes: BKG will be supplying some prizes to the Champions and runners-up of each category.

The top winner of the Everchosen category in each participating store can go on to compete in the global competition for a chance to win the ultimate prize – the Slayer of Kings. This Store Champion will receive instructions on how to submit their entry from there.

Some other terms and conditions apply – make sure to check them out just to be on the safe side.

MTG Draft Weekend: Core 2020

To celebrate the Core Set 2020 release weekend Black Knight Games will be running another special MEGA-SIZED Draft Weekend Event!

When: Saturday, July 13, 12:00pm

Firing More Drafts: If there is demand we will fire additional drafts with the same format on-demand.

Entry Fee: $25.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for participating.

Prizes: Drafts will add 1.5 packs per player to a prize pool.  Prizes are distributed based on record, so all 3-0s receive the same prize as each other, all 2-1s receive the same prize, etc.  Additionally, we will be providing all participants that go 2-1 or better with a Core 2020 Promo Prize Pack!

Format: Our Draft Weekend events will be just like normal drafts here, except participants will get 4 BOOSTER PACKS instead of 3 to draft with!

So join us to celebrate the summer set!

MTG Core 2020 Preorder Special

The next set of MTG, Core 2020, is coming!  Here are some great reasons you might want to jump on board our pre-order special:

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Early Release:  Wizards has announced that Core Set 2020 booster boxes will have a special preorder perk – you will be able to get your boxes of boosters a week early during Prerelease Weekend – while supplies last (so pre-order if you can)!

Core Set 2020 Release Date: Friday, July 12
Core Set 2020 Early-Bird Pick Up: July 5 – July 7

Core Set 2020 Exclusive Buy-a-Box Card:  On top of that you will get the Standard-Legal buy-a-box promo card which will be exclusively available as a buy-a-box card – there will be no other way to get it.  The card is ‘Rienne, Angel of Rebirth’.  It will be limited to the first batch of people who order or buy a box of Core Set 2020 from Black Knight Games.

Booster Box Preorder Price: $159.99 (Reg $174.99) – Save some money off the regular price!

Hero’s Rewards: When you pre-order before pre-release weekend you will also get 2 Hero’s Rewards!

Pay with Hero’s Rewards: Have you been saving up those Hero’s Rewards from the events you’ve been attending?  Well you can always trade us 40 Hero’s Rewards and get a preordered booster box for free!  So you can take advantage of this special using Hero’s Rewards!

So get us those orders for your Core 2020 booster boxes in soon to guarantee yourself one of the early boxes, with buy-a-box promo and Hero’s Rewards, for a better price!

Summer Jobs – We’re Hiring

In partnership with a government of Canada grant, Black Knight Games is excited to be hiring for two summer positions. If you believe that you are well suited to the tasks of either position, and would be interested in joining the close-knit team here at BKG, please apply!

Application Details:

Please submit applications by the end of June. You can submit in person, or by email.

Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 (due to the specific nature of the grant). Canadian citizens, as well as recently immigrated or refugee-status are all options.

The jobs will be up to 40 hours a week, and last until the end of August.

Black Knights Games is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond the conditions listed above this is an open application, and members of visible minority groups, LGBTQ2 community members, and women are all encouraged to apply. Our goal is a rich and diverse staff who create a welcoming environment for all.

Applicants may begin work immediately upon being hired, so long as they are available.

Available Positions:

We have two specific positions available, and will be hiring two applicants. When applying please indicate which position(s) you are applying for.

Outreach & Summer Camp Assistant
For this position we are looking for someone that is good with kids, and with new gamers. We are running a series of day camps for Warhammer, D&D, and Pokémon, so ideally the applicant will have a strong knowledge of at least one or two of those games. The applicant should be willing to travel around the city a bit too, as some shifts will involve getting out in to the community to run gaming events, and to create a connection between BKG and new gamers everywhere.

Social Media & Web Coordinator
For this position we are looking for someone that can both add value to our current social media efforts and create digital, video, and graphic content as well. Understanding the games we sell and those communities is crucial. This position may also involve orchestrating a major update of our website.

So if you’re a student who would like to spend the summer working at Black Knight Games, or are someone who would enjoy the experience for a couple of months, we look forward to looking at your application!

BKG 12 Year Anniversary Party & Auction

Twelve years ago BKG opened in the smaller unit at the end of the plaza. We had fewer tables and less product to sell, but the goal was the same as it is today: to create a hub of gaming in Hamilton for those who love games. It wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing gamers in this community – so every year we host an anniversary party with those that matter most to us – you!

The Party

For 12 years our success has been that we endeavor to keep what’s great and we tinker with the rest – so the auction, ballots for great draws, cake – it’s all happening as always. We’ll be trying a few new things too – some more treats and other promotions.

When: Saturday, June 29th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Anniversary Draws: You will get a ballot just for walking through the door on June 29th (before 6pm), as well as another for each $20.00 you spend that day (including at the auction).  You can put your ballots in to your choice of five big prize bundles – which means you get to pick the prize you’ll attempt to win!  The draws will happen at 6pm, but if you can’t stay until then be sure to put your phone number on your ballots!

Anniversary Sale(?): When you announce a sale a couple of weeks in advance, you inevitably hurt your sales because people hold off waiting for the auction.  So we aren’t announcing a sale.  That would be silly.  And if we were to have a sale it would be important to know that it would only apply to in-stock, non-auciton items, and that it couldn’t be combined with other promotions.  But we aren’t announcing a sale, so you probably didn’t need to know that…

Duke it out for some sweet deals at this year’s auction!

Cake: There is, and always will be cake at birthday parties.  We like cake.

Parking: Just like every year we have decided to have inadequate parking at our Anniversary Party.  It’s an odd choice, but one we are committed to.  Please carpool, take transit, walk, or park nearby if you can.  And, please respect the designated parking spaces of our neighbors – they have businesses to run too!

The Auction

Our auction is an amazing opportunity for our community members to unload some unneeded items, and also the chance to grab some items at a great deal!

Silent Auction: Begins 12:00pm – As we’ve done in the past we will start things off with a Silent auction.  All lots can be bid on, and if there is competition for an item we will move on to the live auction.

Live Auction Begins 1:30pm – Any items that had at least a couple bids will be resolved at the live auction.

Submit Your Own Lots – You are welcome to bring in items to sell at the auction beginning on Monday, June 17th.  So turn your unused miniatures, RPG books, and games in to BKG Store Credit!

Full Details – All of our Auction details, including everything you need to know about can be found on our Auction Guidelines document.  Please review it before bringing in your items to sell!

So help us celebrate twelve years of Black Knight Games, after all – you helped us get here!

Contrast Paint Preorder Special

One Thick Coat…at last!

It’s been a long time since a hobby product has had as much hype as the upcoming Citadel Contrast Paints have. This revolutionary line of paint that is being added to the already impressive Citadel Paint line give the look of a base coat, layer, then shade coat – but all in one coat of paint.

Needless to say this might be the next biggest revolution in miniature painting since Shades. It should definitely speed up the painting process for many, yet offer new and exciting possibilities to the hobby-tinkerers out there too. One thing is for certain, everyone is going to want to give them a try. We are already hearing that initial supply might be tight, so we are offering a few preorder options to get these in your hands!

PREORDER BUNDLE 1: INVASION READY

Guarantee yourself one of each of the 34 Contrast paints, both of the new varnishes (Stormshield & ‘Ard Coat), and one of each of the new sprays (Grey Seer & Wraithbone).

Regular Price: $364.40
Preorder Price: $309.99!

PREORDER BUNDLE 2: BATTLE READY

Get 12 Contrast Paints of your choice (while supplies last), one spray of your choice (either Grey Seer or Wraithbone), and one of the new varnishes of your choice (either Stormshield or ‘Ard Coat).

Regular Price: $142.20
Preorder Price: 119.99!

PREORDER BUNDLE 3: SKIRMISH READY

Get 6 Contrast Paints of your choice, or 5 Contrast paints and 1 of the new varnishes of your choice (while supplies last), and one of the new sprays of your choice (either Grey Seer or Wraithbone).

Regular Price: $76.40
Preorder Price: $69.99

Check out all kinds of great painting advice, including using the new contrast paints on the new Citadel Colour website! You can also find out more about Contrast, and the other paints that are being added to the range on the Warhammer Community page!

Stronghold Membership Renewal Drive

Our Stronghold Memberships are our longest-serving customer promotion – it’s as old as we are!  All Stronghold Memberships are set to expire on July 1st, which makes June our renewal drive!

Why Would I join?

All the details about our Stronghold Member program can be found HERE, but in short – because you get all kinds of great stuff for being a member!  Stronghold Members earn way more points on their purchases, get discounts on snacks & drinks, get discounts or extras when they play events, and get a Membership Card with some cool extras on it!  These extras change every year, so what will our members get this time!?

New Membership Card Details

You’ll notice that this year’s Membership card is very similar to last years, with many of the same benefits (like the very popular 10% Discount stamp). We’re encouraging you to join our newsletter this year, offering up a discount on an event, and we’ve made the Tab an ongoing perk!

Free Month & Renewal Bonus

If you are signing up for the first time, or for the first time in a while, by signing up in June you’ll get whatever time is left in the month for free! If you are an existing Stronghold Member take a look at your current card, you’ll see that there is a bonus Hero’s Reward stamp you can earn for re-registering this month!

The Return of the Red Card

Years ago we used to have a Premium Membership, it’s back and is without a doubt the best membership we’ve ever put together. We’ve taken our time to really make sure that the Premium Membership is something that our top customers will really enjoy. More stamps, more benefits, exclusive sales and promotions, and plenty of other perks will allow you to take full advantage of everything BKG has to offer.

D&D at the Ancaster Sports Center

As Dungeons & Dragons continues to grow in popularity, Black Knight Games is excited to be hosting a special off site event at the Ancaster Sports Center!  This will be a Special Homebrew Adventure developed and facilitated by our Expert Dungeon Master.   No knowledge or experience is required so new players and seasoned adventurers are welcome and encouraged to attend.  We will help you play your character, and welcome you to the wonderful world of D&D!

When: Friday July 12th, 6:00pm-10pm

What you get:  A set of RPG dice will be given to all participates.  The DM will also distribute some fun prizes & Hero’s Rewards as you prove yourselves in the adventure!

Age Range: 19+ (Beverages and Food will be available for purchase) 

Entry Fee: $15.00

Details: We will provide Level 1 pre-generated characters 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.  If you have your own level 1-4 character, we encourage you to bring that to the adventure!  

How: There will be an 8 person cap so sign up early at Black Knight Games or the ASC!

The Next Step: If you fall in love with D&D and want to play more, you can 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!