Khans of Tarkir Prerelease and Iron Man

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A new set is coming and Kings will be made.  We will be continuing our tradition of an exciting weekend of prerelease Magic, things worthy of the tales they spawn.  Each event will be $25, preregister here, and they are as follows:

Standard event payout (based on record of Win – Loss – Draw):
4-0 10 packs
3-0-1 6 packs
3-1 4 packs
2-X-X 1 packs

Saturday Sept 20th 12:01am (the Midnight Event), $25 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.   Bonus prizes of From the Vaults will be given out at 50 players and each 25 there after as door prizes.
Saturday Sept 20th 10am, $25 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.
Saturday Sept 20th 3pm, $25 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.
Saturday Sept 20th 6pm, $25 each Two Headed Giant with 4 rounds of Swiss.  Modified payouts, every team earns prize packs.

Sunday Sept 21st 10am, $35 Sealed Deck with full Swiss.  See payouts below.
Sunday Sept 21st 3pm, $25 Sealed Deck with 4 rounds of Swiss.

Full Swiss Payouts

8+ players 16+ players 32+ players 64+ players
Cut None Top 4 Top 8 Top 8
1st 30 50 95 180
2nd 10 25 45 72
3rd / 4th 5 15 25 36
5th – 8th 2 2 5 15
9th+ 2 2 2 2

Iron Man

There are changes to Iron Man.  Like before you must play 5 events, and you may count the cut to top X in the Sunday game as a separate event.  All Iron Man competitors must register their pools.  There is a follow-up event for all competitors, and are invited back to Magelings for a Quasi-Constructed on Sunday October 5th starting at 1pm.  Players must register by 12:45pm, the event is free.  Decks may be comprised of only cards from the registered pools.  Deck registrations will be made available no later than Wednesday prior to the game.  Without sufficient registered pools, the player will not be allowed to compete the following Sunday.

Why Iron Man?  Traditionally we have given some very big prizes such as FtV and Commander decks.  This time though, it’s big and unique.  So big, I dare say no other store in the area will be giving away such a thing.  So unique, I’d say there will not be another like it.  I’m not going to say what it is, but I will say we will not be giving it away until the Spring.  There will be a BLOCK long Iron Man competition.  Missing out on an Iron Man Sunday will not prevent the player from the final prize but may hamper their efforts.  This is solely based on the performances of the other competitors.

Announcing Schedule Changes

Hello there folks.  School is starting back up and things are busily buzzing around the shop.  We have some changes coming up this fall, but I wanted to focus on our gaming schedule today.  We have moved Yu-Gi-Oh! to Tuesday nights to allow for more time and space for D&D Encounters on Wednesdays.

Also, starting in September we are holding x2 SCG Game Night in the shop.  Magic League and Magic Modern format will both be part of this program, so you don’t have to choose between a format you like and the cool swag you need.  Additionally, September marks the kick-off point for our latest Games Workshop Escalation League.  This time around, Fantasy!

Without further ado, here is our schedule:

Kaijudo has rotating formats that follow this sequence (Thursday/Saturday):
1st Standard / Open
2nd Standard / Draft
3rd Open / Standard
4th Draft / Standard
5th Standard / Standard

Wizk!ds Con In Our Store

wizkids-logoHave a love for Wizk!ds games?  So do we!  August 23rd we are having a Wizk!ds con in the shop.

What can you expect?  Lots and lots of gaming.  We will have open play events, Heroclix tournaments, a Quarriors tournament, an Attack Wing tournament, and more.  We will be offering some really cool stuff with each event.

You may have noticed some bright notices by some of the Wizk!ds products in the shop that tell you how to earn tickets.  We will be raffling off some exclusive stuff over the course of the day, some items you just can’t buy.

What are these items?  Well, that is pretty much up to you.  As the community buys Wizk!ds products, we add more to the pot.  Kinda like Kickstarter and unlocking levels.

To Be Raffled:
Random 2013 HeroClix Convention Promo Fig

Next Up:
Random 2013 HeroClix Convention Promo Fig

Locked:
COMPLETE War of Light Construct Promos (56 pieces)
2012 Holiday HeroClix figs
2012 HeroClix Convention figs
2013 HeroClix Convention figs
2013 Holiday HeroClix figs

The (Master) Iron Builder!

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Are you up to the challenge of near endless building and becoming an Iron Builder?  Starting at 6 pm Friday August 29th until 6 pm Saturday you have to build a battalion or battleforce.  Over the course of the night you’ll have the shop to yourselves and enjoy a late night pizza refueling and we’ll have movies and music to inspire.  There will be raffles as well as prizes for building an army the fastest and largest.

And it keeps going.  This is a perfect time to start your Fantasy Escalation League army.  The league will be running this Fall.  On September 27th bring your army back for entry into the painting competition to win more stuff!

Join us August 29th for the 24 hour marathon!

Cost: $145*
Prizes for most built, fastest force completed, raffles through-out the night and commemorative plaques for participants.

Fantasy
**Beastmen
Bretonnian
Daemons
**Dark Elves
**Dwarfs Warriors
High Elves
Lizardmen
Ogre Kingdoms
Orcs n Gobs
Skaven
Empire
Tomb Kings
Vampire Count
Warriors of Chaos
**Wood Elves

40K
**Adepta Sororitas
**Astra Militarum
Blood Angels
Daemons
**Chaos Space Marines
Dark Angels
Dark Eldar
Eldar
**Grey Knights
*/**Imperial Knights
**Militarum Tempestus
Necrons
**Orks
**Space Marines
**Space Wolves
Tau
**Tyranid

*Imperial Knights have a higher registration fee.
**A standard boxset does not exist, early registration for this force is recommended to ensure your models.

 

Top 8 Decks for Super IQ July 19th

1st Scott Lipp

4 Soldier of the Pantheon
4 Experiment One
4 Sunblade Elf
4 Fleecemane Lion
4 Voice of Resurgence
4 Loxodon Smiter
2 Selesnya Charm
4 Advent of the Wurm
3 Banishing Light
1 Ajani, Caller of the Pride
2 Ajani Steadfast
4 Temple Garden
4 Mana Confluence
8 Forest
8 Plains

Sideboard
1 Deicide
2 Reclamation Sage
2 Fiendslayer Paladin
1 Banishing Light
2 Return to the Ranks
4 Skylasher
3 Unflinching Courage

2nd Adam Hart

4 Yavimaya Coast
4 Temple of Mystery
4 Breeding Pool
4 Temple of Malady
2 Llanowar Wastes
4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
3 Elvish Mystic
4 Voyaging Satyr
4 Sylvan Caryatid
4 Burning-Tree Emissary
2 Genesis Hydra
3 Cyclonic Rift
4 Chord of Calling
1 Nylea, God of the Hunt
2 Nylea’s Disciple
3 Polukranos, World Eater
3 Prophet of Kruphix
1 Progenitor Mimic
1 Sylvan Primordial
1 Garruk, Apex Predator
1 Hornet Queen
1 Prime Speaker Zegana

Sideboard
2 Golgari Charm
1 Genesis Hydra
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Pharika, God of Affliction
3 Courser of Kruphix
1 Nylea’s Disciple
2 Jace, Architect of Thought
2 Aetherling
1 Sylvan Primordial
1 Garruk, Apex Predator

3rd Eric Schreiber

4 Burning-Tree Emissary
4 Sylvan Caryatid
4 Voyaging Satyr
1 Prime Speaker Zegana
3 Elvish Mystic
1 Hornet Queen
1 Sylvan Primordial
1 Progenitor Mimic
3 Prophet of Kruphix
3 Polukranos, World Eater
1 Nylea, God of the Hunt
2 Nylea’s Disciple
1 Garruk, Apex Predator
4 Chord of Calling
2 Genesis Hydra
3 Cyclonic Rift
4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
4 Breeding Pool
4 Yavimaya Coast
2 Llanowar Wastes
4 Temple of Mystery
4 Temple of Malady

Sideboard
2 Aetherling
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Pharika, God of Affliction
3 Courser of Kruphix
2 Jace, Architect of Thought
1 Genesis Hydra
1 Garruk, Apex Predator
1 Sylvan Primordial
2 Golgari Charm
1 Nylea’s Disciple

4th Matt Burke

4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
4 Llanowar Wastes
4 Overgrown Tomb
4 Temple of Malady
7 Forest
1 Bow of Nylea
1 Pharika, God of Affliction
1 Polukranos, World Eater
1 Oath of the Ancient Wood
1 Garruk, Apex Predator
2 Setessan Tactics
2 Mana Bloom
2 Golgari Charm
2 Nylea, God of the Hunt
4 Doomwake Giant
4 Courser of Kruphix
4 Boon Satyr
4 Eidolon of Blossoms
4 Voyaging Satyr
4 Elvish Mystic

Sideboard
4 Arbor Colossus
4 Nylea’s Disciple
4 Mistcutter Hydra
2 Golgari Charm
1 Whip of Erebos

5th Richard Temmen

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1 Chandra, Pyromaster
4 Domri Rade
4 Stormbreath Dragon
4 Fanatic of Mogis
1 Purphoros, God of the Forge
4 Boros Reckoner
4 Ash Zealot
2 Eidolon of the Great Revel
4 Frostburn Weird
4 Burning-Tree Emissary
2 Mizzium Mortars
1 Hammer of Purphoros
4 Stomping Ground
4 Temple of Abandon
4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
1 Mana Confluence
12 Mountain

Sideboard
2 Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
2 Xenagos, the Reveler
1 Chandra, Pyromaster
1 Harness by Force
2 Destructive Revelry
2 Burning Earth
3 Skullcrack
2 Plummet

6th Trevor Scheer

4 Elvish Mystic
4 Sylvan Caryatid
3 Scavenging Ooze
3 Courser of Kruphix
4 Ghor-Clan Rampager
4 Polukranos, World Eater
4 Stormbreath Dragon
2 Ultimate Price
1 Golgari Charm
2 Mizzium Mortars
3 Domri Rade
3 Xenagos, the Reveler
2 Mutavault
4 Forest
4 Stomping Ground
4 Llanowar Wastes
4 Blood Crypt
4 Temple of Abandon
1 Temple of Malice

Sideboard
3 Mistcutter Hydra
2 Reclamation Sage
1 Doom Blade
2 Nylea’s Disciple
1 Abrupt Decay
2 Putrefy
2 Rakdos’s Return
1 Vraska the Unseen
1 Golgari Charm

7th Sam Thompson

17 Mountain
4 Madcap Skills
4 Titan’s Strength
4 Rakdos Cackler
4 Foundry Street Denizen
4 Legion Loyalist
4 Ash Zealot
4 Firedrinker Satyr
3 Akroan Crusader
2 Frenzied Goblin
2 Dragon Mantle
2 Hammerhand
2 Lightning Strike
2 Shock
2 Rubblebelt Maaka

Sideboard
1 Mutavault
2 Phyrexian Revoker
2 Searing Blood
3 Eidolon of the Great Revel
1 Seismic Stomp
3 Skullcrack
2 Forge Devil
1 Stoke the Flames

8th Lucas Beach

1 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
3 Jace, Architect of Thought
3 Kiora, the Crashing Wave
1 Elixir of Immortality
1 Banishing Light
4 Detention Sphere
2 Azorius Charm
1 Cyclonic Rift
1 Last Breath
1 Syncopate
4 Dissolve
4 Supreme Verdict
4 Sphinx’s Revelation
2 Divination
1 Deicide
4 Temple of Enlightenment
4 Temple of Plenty
4 Temple of Mystery
4 Hallowed Fountain
1 Temple Garden
2 Yavimaya Coast
3 Island
2 Plains
3 Mutavault

Sideboard
1 Pithing Needle
1 Trading Post
2 Negate
2 Dispel
2 Mistcutter Hydra
2 Nyx-Fleece Ram
1 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
1 Blind Obedience
1 Last Breath
1 Opportunity
1 Deicide

A Call to Arms WHFB

Calling all heroes and heroines!  Our next Escalation League is about to kick off, and this time around we are playing Warhammer Fantasy Battles (WHFB).

Have you ever wanted to command a troop of High Elves?  Or perhaps lead an army of the undead?  Would your mighty ogre’s make the ground tremble?  Now is your chance.

The league will have 4 increments/levels and run September to January.  December and January will be treated as a “bridge month” so as to work around all the holiday and student schedules.

Cost to join the league is $10.  Entries will be used to provide a closing pizza party as well as prizes for top league players, as well as a sportsmanship award and a painting award.

August: 250 points
Get your feet wet and try out some armies.  No dedicated list is needed and you can switch factions as much as you want.  This month will be unscored, so new players please try things out and experienced players may want to give something different a shot.

September: 500 points
Faction must be chosen prior to being paired.  Core units (min 2) and a single character of no more than 100 points is allowed.  For undead armies, it is presumed your focus of Necromatic power is off field.

October: 1000 points
You may drop 1 unit
You may adjust an existing unit, with no more than a 100 point difference from it’s former incarnation.
List composition rules:
Max: 25% Heroes/Lords/Characters
Max: 40% Specials
No Rares

November: 1500 points
You may drop 1 unit
You may adjust an existing unit, with no more than a 200 point difference from it’s former incarnation.
List composition per standard rules

December/January: 2000 points
You may drop 1 unit
You may adjust an existing unit, with no more than a 200 point difference from it’s former incarnation.
List composition per standard rules

 

Tiger Blood Wizardry

Have you dreamed of working in a gaming store?  Do you have a passion for excellent customer service?  Are you versed in the Realms of Nerdery?  Most important, are you part of the Magelings Community and want to give back to it?  Would you ever be questioned about enough flair?

Cover letters and resumes can be sent to nat@magelingsgames.com.

 

Charlie Sheen Tattoo by Twitter @rayofthedead

Tiger Blood Wizardry

The Future Is Coming

M15 Prerelease weekend is upon us, and we’ve got some exciting changes.
Register in shop or online: http://mkt.com/magelings-games/m-prerelease

First, there are no “packages” for this weekend.  Those that bought them enjoyed them, but they were not popular enough to warrant the stock levels required to make it an open option.

What are we offering you ask?

Midnight – $25, the most popular event of the weekend.  We pack the house for this one, and we will as always be giving a lot of stuff away.  4 rounds with our standard payouts.
Every player gets free entry into the 6:30pm draft July 18th!
25+ players FtV Realms
50+ players FtV Twenty
75+ players FtV Annihilation (claimable end of August when released)

Saturday
10am – $35, registration closes 10:30.  We will be running full Swiss with a top cut:
Payouts

8+ players 16+ players 32+ players 64+ players
Cut None Top 4 Top 8 Top 8
1st 30 50 95 180
2nd 10 25 45 72
3rd / 4th 5 15 25 36
5th – 8th 2 2 5 15
9th+ 2 2 2 2

2pm – $25, 4 rounds with our standard payouts.

6pm – $25, Two-Headed Giant

Sunday
10am – $25, 4 rounds with our standard payouts.  VIP package available.

3pm – $25, 4 rounds with our standard payouts.  VIP package available.

Iron Man
So what does this mean for Iron Man?  You need to compete in 5 events still but you’ll note that the Saturday morning event may go quite long.  All the way up to 2HG, and that’s the idea.  If you make the top cut for Saturday morning, that will act as a whole new event for your standings.  We will count the BEST 5 events you have, with 3 points a win, 1 point a draw, and 0 for a loss.

VIP Package
This is new, and I’m pretty excited for it.  You will get personalized spacious seating as well as beverages, light food and an attendant.  All that for $25.  No taking your trash off the table, you don’t even have to get up for lands if you don’t want.  Need a fresh pack of sleeves?  Your attendant will get them for you and bring a register to your table for you.
There is limited availability for this package, so act fast.
Register in shop or online: http://mkt.com/magelings-games/vip-service

Vitae VII

Registration: $15 per player; Players are encouraged to pre-register at Magelings or online.

This is a 7th Edition event.  Game mechanics, Special Rules and FAQ’s from the most recent release are live.  Each player must bring a 1500 point Battle-Forged army.  Armies must have 1 primary detachment; an optional maximum of 1 allied detachment using 7 edition ally matrix is permitted.

Print version of codices are preferred for ease of rules review.

Details:

  • Registration and set up will begin at 10:00 am when store opens.

  • Three, 2 hour rounds, with random pairings (no repeats if possible); with a 15 minute break between rounds.

  • First round begins at 11:00 am.

  • Lunch Break: one hour and 15 minutes (includes 15 minute round break) between first and second round.  If you complete your first round game early you may depart for lunch after your scores have been submitted.

  • Each round will be assigned a round score based on game results, all round scores will be tabulated in order to determine winner for event.  Round scoring will not be used to determine pairing for next round. Round scoring: Major Victory/Tabling= 7pts, Victory= 5pts; Draw= 2pts, Loss= 0 (major victory is considered when a player scores double +1 victory point more than opponent).

  • See “Tournament and House Rules” for more details regarding time limits and tournament scoring.

  • Players are encouraged to bring a tray or display board to easily carry their armies from table to table.

Restrictions:

  • All tables will be pre-set with terrain prior to event.  No deliberate alteration of table is permitted (see restrictions regarding fortifications).

  • No Forgeworld rules (models may be a proxy for standard codex entries)

  • Ally rules apply (Battle Brothers, Allies of Convenience, Desperate Allies, Come the Apocalypse)

  • No Lords of War

  • No data slates

  • Fortifications: only Aegis Defense Line allowed (race specific proxies allowed but follow same rules as Aegis).  Players bringing a fortification are permitted to move 1 terrain piece a minimum distance in order to place the fortification under supervision of T.O. and opponent; it is the players responsibility to replace the terrain piece at the end of the game so that is back in the approximate location.

Summer Warhammer 40k/Painting Camp July 21 – 25 2014

Kids and Games Workshop

The hobby offers a whole lot more than you think.

School is out and traditional camps are over, but you don’t want Little Johnny sitting around the house.   Or maybe it’s your daughter Sally Shoemaucker, and while she is mature you can’t leave her home all day and she doesn’t want to visit with the in-laws.  No worries, we’ve got you covered!

The quick version: give us $150 and your kids for a week of afternoons, and we will send them home with excited stories of fun, custom models, hobby tools and paints.  The camper needs to be at least 8 years old.
Register and pay now, or continue reading the whole deal below.

Painting and focus go hand in hand.

Painting and focus go hand in hand.

 

This summer we are offering a week long summer camp centered around Warhammer 40,000.  This camp focuses on painting, team play, and sportsmanship.  We have daily benchmarks for students to make while integrating experiential play into their afternoons.  Around the middle of each afternoon we are going to take a quick break and have a snack to recharge.

As a veteran teacher, I find that students learn far more when pursuing something and being engaged rather than when told a statement and given structured micro-managed steps.  We could say that we are going to teach color theory, “light” physics, social skills, mathematics, literacy, critical thinking and strategic planning as a way to get people excited in attending.  But that is really what parents want to hear.  Every day the campers will be engaged in all of these and then some.  This week is not about “button mashing” and sitting on a couch, it is hands-on and involved.

You can read what Games Workshop has to say about their line here.  Microsoft has some thoughts on game based learning as well.  You can also follow a collective body of research on gaming and electronic gaming benefits if you have more time.

Our itinerary:
Daily
Noon – 5 pm camp in session
Noon – 12:15 pm arrival, set-up for first activity
2:45 pm – 3 pm snack

Monday
Introduction and orientation
Sportsmanship
“Battle clinic” on basic game play and strategy

Tuesday
How to assemble an army
Painting – priming and blocking colors
Field test

Wednesday
Back story and lore of the Warhammer universe
Forces within the universe
Painting – Washes and details
Field test

Thursday
Painting – Dry brushing, highlighting, and basing
Battle ready

Friday
Mega battle all day
Sportsmanship award
Graduation

Campers get various supplies and take them home at the end.

Campers get a starter set, a box of Space Marines, and a whole bunch of brushes.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly!  I’m Nat, and I am frequently in the shop during the week but you can be guaranteed to find me every Friday.  Or e-mail if you like: nat@magelingsgames.com.  But if you are comfortable with all this, go ahead and register and pay now.

 

Cancellation Policy

We understand that things occur outside the ability of a person to control and provide the following cancellation policy:
Prior to July 7th – if for whatever reason your camper is unable to attend you will receive a full refund.
July 7th to 13th – if for whatever reason your camper is unable to attend you will receive 75% refund.
July 14th and later – No refunds will be granted. All camp materials will be provided for use at home.