July 23, 2016
Just a quick reminder that this Sunday, July 24th, Gamescape North will be hosting a massive Warhammer 40K Apocalypse battle at the store. The madness will begin at noon and go until around 6pm. The game will involve one main board, where the forces of the Imperium must assault a fortified Citadel of Chaos, and three side boards where players can contribute to the main game by disabling artillery targeting on main board, ship lances firing on the battlefield, or destroying outflanking reinforcements.
The first eight players per side can bring up to 1500 points of models (or 1750 points of models if the models are painted!). There will be no proxies allowed, but conversions are fine. You must know the rules of the models you bring (these games take a long time and even longer if you don’t know the rules.) If you want to sign up for one of the side boards please contact us as there are limited spots available and these battles encourage alternate army construction.
This event is free, and we’ll be holding a raffle for some great GW product for if you’re feeling lucky!
The Dark Forgeworld of Cyclothrathe has returned. Lost within the warp for a thousand years, they have begun renewed assaults on the Coronoid Deeps. Bringing with them a horde of Traitors, Demons, and Biological Horrors never before seen by the eyes of the Imperium. With a foothold now established, it has fallen upon the forces of the Imperium and their allies to push back the invaders and their monstrous allies…
Warhammer 40K Apocalypse Battle
Sunday, July 24th, 12-6pm
Some folks just want to see the Galaxy burn…
July 21, 2016
Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
Season of War Global Campaign Game Day
This is a Warhammer Age of Sigmar campaign like no other. Your deeds, both on and off the battlefield, will change the future of the Mortal Realms. In victory or in defeat, you will decide the fate of three key cities and their inhabitants.
This coming Saturday, July 23rd @ 12-4pm, we’ll be participating in the global Age of Sigmar Season of War campaign by opening up our tables to anyone interested in learning or playing the new fantasy miniatures rules from Games Workshop. It’s meant to be both a chance to learn the mechanics and also to get excited for our late-summer Age of Sigmar Beginners League which launches next month.
Gamescape North will be fighting for the Living City in the campaign, and all players will take control of forces from one of the Grand Alliances: Order, Death, Destruction, or Chaos. You can bring some of your old or new Warhammer Fantasy/Age of Sigmar miniatures or use some figures from one of our store armies to fight it out on the arcane battlefields of the Mortal Realms. All battle results will be recorded and sent in to GW, who will track the progress of the Alliances on their Season of War campaign website. Players can influence the greater battle by winning games and bringing in painted units of Age of Sigmar miniatures, and we have special cards to record this information stating this Saturday through the campaign end date of August 14th. At the conclusion of each battle day, we’ll upload the results directly to the website and you can track the campaign outcome yourself!
Entry is free, and we’ll be handing out some cool Age of Sigmar swag including wristbands, buttons, and token sheets. You’ll also be able to check out the brand new General’s Handbook, which releases this Friday. (Pro-tip: It finally brings point values into the game!) So get ready to throw down and dive headfirst into the Age of Sigmar – the dawning of a new age!
Saturday, July 23rd 12-4pm
Age of Sigmar Season of War Game Day
It’s time to pick a side; the war has begun!
July 19, 2016
After a lengthy break over the past couple of years, our burgeoning community of role-players has finally demanded the return of a Gamescape legend: Gamescape’s Role-Players Anonymous! On this coming Monday, July 25th, we’ll be adding three special one-shot games to our regular stable of open and curated D&D and Pathfinder tables. All three are run by supremely talented GMs and we think you should consider giving one of them a try. It’s role-playing without the commitment! If you’d like to join in, please either call or write us back with your name and the game you’d like to join. All GRPA games are free and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and you’ll be responded to immediately with your status in the game.
GRPA – Monday, July 25th 6-11pm
Run, War Wagon, Run!
Apocalypse World and Dread Mashup
GM – Dale Horstman
Boss Red Hammer’s War Wagon wasn’t easy to nab, but it’s the only vehicle that can carry enough go-juice and keep you all alive on the 800-miles across the burn flat to the promise of Oceana. Hammer’s Dog Boys are loaded and in hot pursuit barking at your heels. Hopefully the wasteland doesn’t have too much more than the odd raider or bike crew to throw at you before they catch up. But you know, no one is ever that lucky and even if you’re lotto-lucky, it’s going to be a very, very long run to that edge!
This scenario will be a fast-paced chase session using Vincent Baker’s Apocalypse World rules along with a custom card deck of obstacles and threats, as well as a Jenga tower to keep track of the health of your ill-begotten war wagon (a la the Dread RPG).
Hong Kong Task Force 88
Feng Shui 2
GM – Jake Wheaton
The streets of Hong King have been flooded with a new dangerous drug called “Diet Riot”, which is causing devastating side-effects to its users. A special task force of elite operatives has been called in to deal with the problem – that’s you. You’ll be investigating, kicking butt, and potentially slinging magic in the adventure and drama of this B-movie alternate reality setting.
Character sheets will be provided and the rules will be explained at the beginning of the evening. You may wish to prepare yourselves by watching a Kung-Fu “cop movie” to get inspired!
A Wedding Affair
Exalted 3rd Ed
GM – John Lamperez
You are the honored wedding guests of the royal family, having been instrumental in ending a long-fought war (these things are easy for Solars). However, this is Exalted, and nothing is simple. The ceremony gets significantly more complicated when rogue gods, ghosts, demons, and other members of the Exalted Host all have a plan coming to fruition on this celebrated evening…and it’s up to your circle to find out what’s going on. Come for an evening of mystery, intrigue, action, and probably some absurdist humor. This is, of course, Exalted.
Characters will be provided for all players and we’ll decide who gets what at the beginning of the game.
July GRPA Event: Monday, July 25th 6-11pm
Please call the store (415.457.8698) or (email us) to reserve a spot in any of the above games.
July 13, 2016
MTG Eldritch Moon Pre-Release Tournaments
Saturday, July 16th @ Noon AND Sunday, July 17th @ Noon
Continuing our very fun and successful series of Magic events, Gamescape is pleased to be hosting a double-dip of Magic: The Gathering Pre-Release spectaculars! MTG Eldritch Moon releases on Friday, July 22nd. Our Pre-Releases will take place one week before then on Saturday and Sunday, July 16th and 17th at 12:00 noon. We’ll be hosting Sealed Deck Tournaments on both days.
If you’re interested in attending either of the pre-release tournaments, we ask that you please sign-up ahead of time, as we have limited space for the event. You can do this in a number of ways: either by calling the store, sending an e-mail, or by dropping into the store in-person. There are 66 spaces available each day, so be sure to reserve yours soon! We ask also that you please arrive to the tournaments at least one hour early in order to pay your entry fee of $30.00. Each player will receive a MTG Eldritch Moon Pre-Release Pack.
The weekend’s tournaments will each consist of one flight of entrants with the goal of each event to be completed by 6pm. For a great introduction to playing in this format, check out WotC’s MTG Pre-Release Primer. Prizes will be given in the form of MTG Eldritch Moon booster packs, promo cards, and some other nifty prize support that we have in the store. We regret that we will not be admitting players after 11:30am SHARP. Please arrive as early as you can to ensure that we get playing as soon as possible.
MTG Eldritch Moon Release Tournament – Friday, July 22nd @ 6pm
If you’re not able to make the Pre-Release, we’ll be holding the Release Tournament on the Friday that MTG Eldritch Moon releases for sale. If you’re interested in attending, please arrive before 5:30pm to sign in and hold your spot in the event. We always recommend signing up ahead of time, just in case things fill up quickly. This Sealed Tournament will consist of four rounds of Swiss pairing using MTG Shadows Over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon booster packs, likely to be finished by 10:30pm.
Special Box Discounts
As always, we’re offering 20% off the retail price on full boxes of MTG Eldritch Moon if you’re in our Customer Rewards system or if you sign up for our Geek Card program. The points that you accrue on the purchase will also be tallied on your account. Individual boosters will remain at the standard retail price of $3.99. In addition, WotC is again offering a special buy-a-box promo card to anyone who purchases a full box of boosters from us. The card for this release is Thalia, Heretic Cathar!
July 4, 2016
Coming up this Saturday, July 9th, Gamescape North will be hosting a second MTG Grand Prix Trial for the upcoming Portland Grand Prix Tournament. Doors open at 10am, registration starts at 10am and closes at 11am. The competition will be tougher than usual, but the rewards will be greater – the overall winner of the event gets a two-round bye at the Portland Grand Prix event on August 12-14. The format for our tournament is Standard Constructed and entry is $25. Grab your best deck and get ready to duel some of the best MTG players in the area!
Saturday, July 9th 11am-10pm
Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Trial – Portland
Tap out your opponent and survive the Trial!