Tag Archives: league

Modern Masters 2015

MM15 ChampOh boy, there is a lot of excitement on this eh?  We are still waiting for the official spoilers to come out, and honestly I’ve been asked about this product since last Fall.  In the last week I’ve gotten numbers from distributors and Wizards, so I have a reasonable idea of what to expect and I’m still trying to get more.  So without further ado, here are the things I think you want to know:

Preorders
A set amount of product is being reserved so you can reserve it!  We will be taking preorders on MM15 starting 5/9.  It is my belief that there will be more spoilers by this point and there will be a more accurate market value for the product.  How are we going to be pricing?  Well, if you want a box you will pay no more than $240 (effectively pack price).  If the market value for this item is lower than expected, then we will adjust downwards.  If the market value for this item is higher than expected, then we will NOT adjust.  That’s right, we are not going over the effective MSRP for Modern Masters for your first box.  Any box beyond the first will be ballpark market (I’ve seen as high as 300), likely lower than the industry leader SCG, which I noted they have already sold out of some items.

Modern Masters League
We are setting aside some product for a month long league.  It will meet Monday nights in June.  Entry is $60, and you can add packs to your pool over the course of the league at $10! There will be a League finale June 29th, with payouts in Modern Masters!  Look for further details on the league.  I strongly encourage pre-enrolling for it.
http://mkt.com/magelings-games/modern-masters-league

Drafts
We will be drafting in pods of 8 over the opening weekend.  Cost is $50, and payouts are as follows (in more Modern Masters packs!)
1st 8 packs
2nd 4 packs
3rd/4th 2 packs
5th/8th 1 pack
We will also be withholding a few boxes for drafts over the summer.

So with our allotment we are holding items in this order:
Preorders
MM League
Summer drafts
Opening weekend drafts

I feel that this is supports our collectors and players.  Those that are heading for the nutter-butter event that is Vegas will still have access when they return, and those that aren’t can enjoy an awesome weekend in the shop.  And so we are about to kick off an exciting summer of Magic and gaming!

~Nat and the Magelings crew

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

 

Will you fight, or will you fall?

Warhammer-Games-Workshop-900x1600
War wages, the threat of Tyranids looms closer, and the Tau cannot ensure stability in the Outter ‘Verse. So suit up and grab a bolter, this ride is going to get rocky!

Join us for our second Warhammer 40K escalation league! This league looks to highlight aspects of the game while easing new players into the game. The schedule has been designed to fit into busy lives as well as budgeted ones. At the end of league you will have gotten a complete army together and have had opportunity to test and tune it.

The deets:
Entry fee: $10
Length: 6 months, each comprising of 4 games
Benefits: One time 15% discount for league players for growing their army. 100% prize payout at the end of league. Rewards to best tactical players as well as the most artistic (on new builds).

Timeline
January – 500 pts
Musts: A minimum of 2 troops
Optional: HQ, Dedicated Transport (AV 12 or less)
Banned: Flyers, Allies, Fast/Elite/Heavy choices, fortifications
You may change your list at any point

February – 750 pts
Musts: A minimum of 2 troops, HQ
Optional: Dedicated Transport (AV 12 or less), 0-1 Fast/Elite/Heavy choice
Banned: Flyers, Allies, fortifications
You may change your list at any point, but by the end of the month you are then locked in on your starting list.

March – 1000 pts
Musts: Same core list as February but may change 1 unit, follow full force organization chart.
Optional: Dedicated Transport (AV 12 or less), fortifications
Banned: Flyers, Allies

April – 1250 pts
Same core list as March but may change 1 unit.
Flyers are now allowed

May – 1500 pts
Same core list as April but may change 1 unit.
Allies are now allowed. Once declared, that is your ally for remainder of league.

June – 1850 pts
Same core list as May but may change 1 unit.
You now have a tournament sized army and have tested it out.
Awards ceremony at end of month.