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Aug
21
Tue
RPG Roulette with Glenn @ Oak & Shield Pub
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

It’s an AMAZING time to be a roleplayer! Join us every Tuesday at Oak & Shield Pub for a new RPG system.

Each week, our RPG expert Glenn will select a new game system, give a quick rules explanation, then act as game master as the story unfolds!

RPG Roulette will cover a wide variety RPGs, including brand new games, old classics, and whatever intriguing systems cross Glenn’s fancy. It’s going to be a wild ride, but totally worth the trip.

Why RPG Roulette?
Every week, new RPG systems are hitting print, and each has its own unique rules, storytelling elements and setting. For RPG lovers, we know that a new system every week is a LOT to keep up with. The reading alone can be super time-consuming, all the more so when you’re putting time into organizing a game group (and inevitably being designated the game master for the group).

And that’s where RPG Roulette comes in! The rules are covered, the group is set, and you don’t event have to be game master!

 

Aug
22
Wed
Destiny: Monthly Tournament @ Bayshore
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for our monthly Destiny Tournament!

This event will take place over a number of Swiss rounds, decided by attendance.

At the end of the event, prizes will be distributed from the Destiny Season 2 Organized Play Kit.

All Standard team and deckbuilding rules will apply. All Holocrons, errata and Balance of the Force costs are in effect.

 

Destiny League
This tournament takes place every month at the conclusion of our monthly Destiny League, which will resume in September 2018.

Guild Ball: Rookie League
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm

Welcome to the Rookie League!

Rule One.
Have fun! This is a game we all enjoy and the point of this league is to simply play more of it.

With that said, let’s dive in!

What is Rookie League?
Each team has one Rookie that has a number of different progression paths that they can choose to follow during the course of the League. The paths that the player progresses through must be chosen at the start of the League; if a coach wants to change their player’s progression path, they must start right back at the beginning with a Rookie-level player!

(A Rookie player is a unique model and card set that is acquired separately from the rest of the Guild.)

League Overview
All players must choose a Guild to play at the beginning of the league and continue to play each game with a roster built from legal players of that Guild. Roster building rules can be found below.

All players are required to organize their matches with each other. Each player is must complete two matches within a two week period. At the end of each match you can level up your either the front or back of your rookie card by one level. Full rules for rookies can be found on the Rookie League Rules & Resources page.

Matches can be played any time, and do NOT need to take place during the listed Rookie League event times.

Please limit yourself to two matches every two weeks, this will ensure a level playing field for all since everyone’s rookie will be roughly at the same power level.

All matches must be completed by September 5th.

 

League Scoring
Wins: 3 Points
Losses: 0 Points
Draws: 1 Point

 

Match Guidelines

  1. Matches are untimed.
  2. The use of a game plan deck and terrain are required. You can find a printable set of the game plan deck and terrain as well as the terrain rules in the links in the Rookie League Rules & Resources.
  3. Each player can bring a roster of up to 10 models that may play for their Guild. This roster must consist of 1 Rookie, 1-2 (Captain) models, 1-2 (Mascot) models, and 4-7 squaddie models that play for the selected Guild. *Since Blacksmith’s team construction is different simply bring 9 models and a rookie.
  4. After dice are rolled and kicking and receiving players are determined both  players will select their Captain and Mascot, or Captain and Apprentice Models simultaneously. Then the players alternate choosing models from their roster starting with the receiving player until each player has completed a legal six player team. Rookies must be played in every game!

Click here for the full Rookie League Rules & Resources.

 

Rookie League Prizes

At the end of the league, we’ll hand out prizes, including promo and spot-glossed player cards, Chibi mascot cards, exclusive ball-markers, Lucky models and cards for all participants, and more! Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Rookie of the Year: Has the highest “League Points” score at the end of the league.

I make this look easy: The rookie who has scored the most goals.

Pain Bringer: The rookie with the most Takeouts.

Ball Hog: The team with the most tackles.

You wish you looked this good: Awarded to the best painted Rookie (Judged during the final week of the Cup).

(Models are only eligible if you have painted them yourself.)

 

Aug
23
Thu
RPG Roulette: Mutant Crawl Classics @ Mayfair
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm

Mutants, marauders, machines, and more!

Return to the glory days of science fiction roleplaying in Mutant Crawl Classics! Take on the role of a wasteland wanderer seeking triumph and technology. The path won’t be easy, and your treasure will only be won at the cost of mutations and magic.

Push ahead through the radiation and quantum fields teeming with mutated beings, savage hunters, semi-sentient creatures and artificially intelligent machines—and you might just survive the journey!

 

About RPG Roulette
Join us every month for a new RPG Roulette series! Learn a new roleplaying system, develop your characters, and unravel your own unique stories during a few Thursday-night sessions.

Aug
24
Fri
Magic League: Core Set 2019 @ Bayshore, Greenfield & Mayfair
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for a five-week Magic League, beginning Friday, July 27.

When you enter the league, you’ll open six packs of Core Set 2019. From the contents of those boosters and basic lands provided by the store, you’ll then build a 30-card (minimum) deck.

From there, play single-game matches. Each player gets one free mulligan.

Play anyone during the course of the league and as many games as you like–there is no limit on total games. Just try not to play the same person twice in a row. League games may be played any time, but must be played at the Board Game Barrister location where you joined the league.

Track your games: We will have League Record sheets available, to be filled out by you and signed by a Barrister after every game played.

This league does not exclude you from playing in Friday Night Magic or other events. If you want to buy into the league and play some games between or after your matches, you’re more than welcome.

This league will continue through Friday, August 24.

Late entrants welcome!
Players in this league need not be present every league Friday in order to participate. If you miss the first week, you can enter in a later week. By the same token, if you miss any week after the first, you may resume your league play where you left off.

Need Reinforcements?
You may purchase one pack per week to add to your card pool and deck. Each new week begins on League Friday.
OR
Lose three games, and you can purchase another pack to add to your deck.

Prizes

  • Upon entering the league, players will receive a foil Reliquary Tower promo (while supplies last) and a League Deck Box.
  • Any player who plays 5+ games over the course of the league, win or lose, will receive a pack of Board Game Barrister art sleeves.
  • Any player who plays 20+ games over the course of the league will receive a pack of full art and/or foil promos.
Casino Night—presented by Sorta Ridiculous @ Oak & Shield Pub
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a Casino-themed night in the Lounge, presented by Sorta Ridiculous, and featuring the sassy, sarcastic game of Two F**ks.

Wear something snazzy, and play the part of a high-roller for the evening, as we play some cards and sip martinis.

This event will feature free learn-to-play tables for bluffing and push-your-luck style games, as well as drink specials, and more.

The theme of this game’s tables will be Casino Night, however, this event will feature no gambling.

Featured Game: Two Fks
In this game, you start with exactly two “F**ks,” and then try your hardest not to give any!

Your goal is to play a card onto the stack every turn, whether you’re matching its number, its saying type (like Sarcastic) or playing an action (like forcing the next player to discard a card).

We’re excited to welcome the designer of the game as well as some experienced dealers to teach the game to anyone who wants to learn.

 

Aug
25
Sat
Team Tournament – Core Set 2019 @ Greenfield
Aug 25 @ 11:15 am

Gather your team of three. Assemble your decks. Achieve great victory!

Team Sealed will challenge your team of three players to build three decks out of twelve boosters, one deck for each teammate.

Compete against other teams all afternoon. Once two players on a team defeat their opponents, that team wins the match!

Registration: 11:15AM
Deckbuilding: Noon
Round One Start: 1:00PM

Team Registration:
Players per team: 3

We’ll need the name of your Team Leader when you register. Your full team will need to check-in together on the day of the event.

Need a team? Stop in during registration, and we’ll do our best to find you some teammates for the event!

 

Online pre-registration is available through store close on Thursday, August 23.

Event Structure & Format

  • Sealed Pack Distribution: 12 Core Set 2019
  • Select a Team Name! The Steamflogger Middlemen? GearHulking Out? Just as long as it’s name that you want to go down in history.
  • Declare for your team’s Home Store. Do you fly the banner for Greenfield, Bayshore or Mayfair?
  • You will have approximately one hour to build your decks as a team.
    • All cards opened in your team’s packs are considered your collective card pool. Any of those cards can be included in any of your three decks.
  • After deckbuilding, teams will compete in a number of Swiss rounds, dependent on attendance.

About Playing a Team Match:
In a team match, players battle other teams of three with their decks, pairing off into individual best-of-three matches. When a team has two players win their individual matches, the whole team wins the team match.

Event Prizes:
All participating* teams will select a Prize Pack based on final standings.

Prize Packs can include Champion playmats, booster packs, apparel, promos, and more.

Plus, the winning team’s store will be named this season’s Team Champion titleholder.

*Teams must participate in every round in order to select a Prize Pack.

 

Standard Showdown: Core Set 2019 @ Bayshore
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm

Standard Showdown is back – it’s time to master Core Set 2019 on the road to the Store Championship!

This event series will take place over 7 Saturdays.

Join us for a friendly competitive Standard event, and play to win packs, as well as special 4-card Standard Showdown boosters!

All players win a booster pack of their choice for every match won. The Top 8 players will take home a Showdown booster, and first place gets an additional Showdown booster!

Each Showdown booster contains four cards:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 foil basic land from Dominaria
  • 1 foil card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set
Standard Showdown: Core Set 2019 @ Greenfield & Mayfair
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm

Standard Showdown is back – it’s time to master Core Set 2019 on the road to the Store Championship!

This event series will take place over 7 Saturdays.

Join us for a friendly competitive Standard event, and play to win special 4-card Standard Showdown boosters!

Each pack contains four cards:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 foil basic land from Core Set 2019
  • 1 foil card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set
Summer Tournament Series: Legend of the Five Rings @ Greenfield
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for a summer of Legend of the Five Rings tournaments, every other Saturday!

Get involved in the local L5R community at these events, and compete to take home AMAZING prizes—everyone gets something at every single tournament.

Event Structure
This event will take place over a number of Swiss rounds, determined by attendance.

Round Time: 60 Minutes

This is a Relaxed Tier tournament, meaning players of all experience levels are welcome. Players are also encouraged to help each other learn and improve in the interest of creating a fun and friendly play environment.

In Relaxed Tier events, products are legal for play upon the day of their release. Elemental Cycle, here we come!

Event Prizes
(Varying prizes are available at each tournament in this series)

  • Top 2: Clan Champions Playmat
  • Best-in-Clan: x2 Extended-Art Clan Card
  • Top 4: Extended Art Ancestral Lands
  • Top 12: Metal Fate Tokens
  • All Participants receive x3 Extended Art Ready for Battle
  • All Participants receive Extended Art Rout

Upcoming Tournaments