Magic Game Day this Saturday!

by: on February 8, 2016  |   (Leave a reply)

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See how you match up against your local community, earn prizes, and become a champion in this unique day of competition taking place all around the world! Magic Game Day is an exciting opportunity for players around the world to join in playing Standard in their local communities with the newest cards Magic has to offer on a global scale.

Each participant in the Magic Game Day tournament receives a full-art promo card, and each player in the Top 8 receives a premium full-art promo card, while supplies last.

The winner of each Game Day tournament receives a special Champion playmat to commemorate their victory. This limited-edition playmat is only awarded to the winner, so be sure to bring your A-game!

And win this sweet, sweet playmat!

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Exciting RPG news!

by: on January 31, 2016  |   1 Reply

Exciting RPG news!

Keep reading to find out about:

  • Dungeons and Dragons for new players!
  • New RPG groups starting up!
  • Current group seeking new players!
  • Game Master / Dungeon Master Roundtable!
  • Upcoming RPG products you can pre-order now!

What’s an RPG?  A role-playing game is a story based game where each player takes on the role of a character.  Your character is an avatar of yourself in the game, and will have a set of skills, abilities, and special equipment to help you survive and explore in the game world.    The mechanics differ among games, but in most RPGs your character will experience encounters – interactions with the environment, other characters and villians, puzzles to solve, and combat.  The game will have a game master or dungeon master to describe the encounter, find out what your character will do (or attempt to do), and establish what you need to do to resolve the encounter (roll dice to see if you are successful at whatever it is you attempt to do).  Your motives are yours to choose – will you seek fame and fortune, destroy hordes of monsters, upset the political regime, or seek treasure in long lost ruins?

Dungeons and Dragons for new players –

If you want to learn D&D, come by on Tuesday February 2 for an introduction to the RPG that started it all.  More information is here: http://www.meetup.com/Meeples-Games-Gaming-Group/events/227993327/

New RPG groups starting up!

We are often asked what RPG groups are accepting new players.  Whether you’re a new or experienced player, spaces are open NOW in these new campaigns –

  • Stars Without Numbers (Feb. 4)–Stars Without Number is a role-playing game that aims to capture the aesthetic of old-school science fiction and the feel of old-school RPGs. The system is built around a sandbox style of game play that lets the players pursue their own interests in a universe that moves organically around them. The base rules are free to download here. Starting on February 4 at 6:00.  Come to the first session to decide on the ongoing schedule.   For more information check out http://www.meetup.com/Meeples-Games-Gaming-Group/events/228469292/
  • Multiple timeframe D&D (Feb. 8) – On the Sword Coast a group of individuals will come to the aid of a lost soul on their way to town not knowing that this simple act will lead them into a fight that will expand time.  Technology and magic coexist in this unique campaign based on 5th edition D&D where players actions will ripple across time as the choices one group of characters make in one time will impact another group of characters in another time, all run by the same players!  Craziness is assured when this group starts up on February 8, Monday, and will meet every other week.  Read all the details here: http://www.meetup.com/Meeples-Games-Gaming-Group/events/228236622/ 
  • ALL AGES Star Wars RPG (Feb. 14)– Will you be a smuggle, pilot, or force user?  The choice is yours in this all new Star Wars RPG campaign for all ages!!  The action begins on February 14.  This group will meet every other week (Sundays 1:00).  See all the details here:  http://www.meetup.com/Meeples-Games-Gaming-Group/events/228236384

Current group seeking new players!

Come check out The Strange, a science fiction RPG that will have your Seattle based crew leapfrogging to foreign dimensions that are formed by the fiction of our world that seeps through.  Will you end up in Oz, Asgard, the Victorian London of Sherlock Holmes – come find out on February 13 at 5:00 (meets second Saturday each month).  This game is based on the Cypher system – see more details here: http://www.meetup.com/Meeples-Games-Gaming-Group/events/227992339/

Game Master / Dungeon Master Roundtable!

The Game Master / Dungeon Master calls the shots.  They know what’s coming and can either help you out or set you up to fail, facilitating the story telling, the excitement, and setting the tone for awesome gaming sessions.    And best of all, it’s not as hard as you think!  Join us at Meeples Games on February 13, 2016 from 7-9 pm for our first Game Master Roundtable.  Geared to help new players take on the role of game master, experienced players will be offering their tips to success and how to get started.  Check out details and the agenda here: http://www.meetup.com/Meeples-Games-Gaming-Group/events/227870845/

Upcoming RPG products you can pre-order now!

A new version of the classic sci-fi RPG Traveller is coming out soon.  The Curse Of Strahd brings the Ravenloft setting to 5th Edition D&D and releases in March.  Star Wars RPG has several new sourcebooks coming out including Lead By Example, Savage Spirits, and Nexus of Power.  Call or ask at the store to reserve your copy today!

 

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Grand Prix Trail Jan 30 1:30 PM

by: on January 23, 2016  |   3 Replies

Grand Prix are the biggest open Magic events run around the world. These exciting three-day festivals of all that is Magic feature a two-day main event with thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Plus, you’ll find artist signings and more side events than you could possibly play in your most fevered Magic-induced dreams.

Get a leg up at your next Grand Prix by competing in Grand Prix Trials (GPT). These tournaments are run by independent stores around the world and award a two-round bye to a Grand Prix, giving you a head start on the competition with two free wins to start the tournament.

$30 Sealed

1:30 PM Sharp Start Time

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Play it Forward with Sneaky Cards!

by: on January 20, 2016  |   2 Replies

Sneaky Cards is a fun, new cardgame that challenges you to ‘play it forward’ with a variety of cards that you not only give to people after you have completed the objective on the card, but also encourage that person to do the same!  The cards each have a serial number and can be tracked.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: become a secret agent of joy, spreading art and intrigue to an unsuspecting public. Inside this box is an interactive scavenger hunt that inspires creativity and rewards audacity: Take a selfie with a stranger, give an anonymous gift, become a flash mob of one.

Complete each objective and then pass the card along to an unwitting accomplice, who now becomes part of the game! The fun is ever-expanding, but it all starts with you – Play it forward!

We’ve added one to our library.  Come check it out!

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Play Games and Help Others!

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ShelterBox USA provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.

The ShelterBox solution in disaster response is as simple as it is effective. We deliver the essentials people need to survive and begin to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a disaster.

ShelterBox aid is tailored to a disaster but typically includes a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack.

Join Elaine and Andy to play games and help get the word out about ShelterBox!

The last Monday of each Month

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