May 13, 2013
“Stomp ‘em! Stomp ’til there’s nuthin’ left!”
-Battlecry of the Killcrushas before they leveled Tartus VII
Kublacon is just over the horizon, and with it, the infamous Golden Gargant Warhammer 40K tournament! Want to play but not going to the convention this year? Want to test your army list in preparation for the big Kubla event? We’ve got you covered!
On Saturday, May 18th, Gamescape will be hosting a tournament with the very same format here in the store, run by the Golden Gargant Tournament Organizer himself, Edwin Siegel. Our “Golden Gretchin” tourney will also be using the Bay Area Open rules and is set at 1500 points over three rounds, with standard Force Organization. More information and rules can be found in our forum. This is your chance to blow things up before you blow things up!
Warhammer 40K Golden Gretchin Tournament
Saturday, May 18th, 11-7pm
Stomp ‘em ’til there’s nuthin’ left!
May 10, 2013
The Rag’narok – the end of days – came as fortold. Battles raged and the peoples of Aarklash fought on behalf of their gods, but no end ever came. The gods fight on and where there are people to take up their cause they also fight. Only one god can be the victor. Only one will rule the world and bring about the rebirth. It falls to you to fight on for your God though you shall not see the world renewed…
Many cried when Rackham died, but their flagship miniatures game, Confrontation, has recently been dug up with an awesome new edition on the horizon. We’ll be hosting a Confrontation 3.5 tournament at the store on Sunday, May 12th, 12-5pm, which is Mother’s Day. Don’t worry; you can bring her along. The event will run three rounds using the newest Confrontation rules, modified by the UKCORD tournament rules. Grab 400 points worth of your favorite faction (and their allies, if you like) and spend the day playing one of the best skirmish games to ever hit the table.
Confrontation 3.5 Tournament
Sunday, May 12th, 12-5pm
War breaks out in Aarklash once again!
May 3, 2013
We have a GRPA Special Event happening very soon: one of our local game developers, Ashton Saylor, will be running a beta test of his fantastic new Vigilante role-playing game on Saturday, May 11th. If you’d like to experience this new and unique RPG, take a look at the details below and contact us to secure your spot, as they are few and limited for this very special event!
What’s GRPA? Find out here!
GRPA Special Event
Saturday, May 11th 6-11pm
The Day the World Died
GM – Ashton Saylor
The Day The World Died is an original scenario for Vigilante, which tracks the lives of seven people who all happen to be in the same cafe in downtown Seattle when the end of the world begins. What would you do if the world were about to end? Where would you go? Would it all have been worth it? Take one of seven pre-generated characters and find out in this psychological thriller.
About Vigilante RPG:
Vigilante is a brand new RPG in the beta stage of development. It uses an original, experimental system, which places the emphasis on vanilla humans in a modern, urban setting. In some instances of the game, supernatural elements may be included, but they are not required, allowing the game to include real mystery not just for the characters, but for the players.
May GRPA Special Event: Saturday, May 11th 6-11pm
Please call the store (415.457.8698) or (Email Us) to reserve a spot in the above game.
April 27, 2013
May the 4th is International Star Wars Day, and the crew at Gamescape North has put together a whole slew of Star Wars-related activities to excite and delight even the most novice of Padawan learners. Orbiting this fantastic event is a triad of Fantasy Flight’s newest masterpieces: X-Wing Miniatures, Star Wars Living Card Game, and The Edge of the Empire role-playing game. We’ll have tables full of demos of each and plenty of space for you to bring in your own SW goodies to join in the fun.
Both the Star Wars LCG and X-Wing Miniatures are being supported by Fantasy Flight’s Game Night Kits, which provide both participation and door prizes, as well as some really cool new additions to the games. Do you have a Star Wars game you’ve been itching to play? Bring it in and test your mettle against other players as you both struggle to bring balance to the Force. Have you been curious about the featured products, but hesitant to make the jump to lightspeed? Gamescape will be hosting demonstrations for each of the games to help introduce new players to the latest wonders of the Star Wars universe!
The special featured game of the day is a session of the new Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG, which will be held 3-7pm. If you’d like to play, please reserve a spot by contacting the store.
Escape From Mos Shuuta
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire
GM – Mike O’Brien
It is a period of unrest and opportunity in the galaxy. The Galactic Empire struggles to maintain control in the midst of civil war. Meanwhile, scoundrels and smugglers, explorers and expatriates, and fringers of all types scramble for a living on the edges of galactic civilization. It is a hard life, but these renegades have more freedom and opportunity that any citizen of the Core Worlds.
On the desert world of Tatooine, a few such renegades have run afoul of a local crime boss, Teemo the Hutt. Trapped in the tiny spaceport of Mos Shuuta, the renegades have no choice but to steal a starship and flee Teemo’s forces. Fortunately, a suitable starship has recently docked at the landing bay; a freighter called the “Krayt Fang”, captained by a Trandoshan slaver named Trex. As they flee through the suns-baked street, the renegades duck into the local cantina to hide from their pursuers. This is where we find our so-called heroes…
In addition to the gaming, we encourage (but not require) people to come dressed as your favorite character from any era of the SW saga, and there will definitely be a prize for the best costume. We’ll also be providing some snacks delivered directly from a galaxy far, far away, complete with blue milk to wash it all down – but participants are still welcome to bring their own “bantha bait.”
And to enhance the atmosphere, we’ll be presenting a triple feature of the original trilogy on our projection screen, starting with the epic Episode IV: A New Hope and running straight through to the thrilling finale of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – because those are the only films that matter, of course.
Starting at noon and going late, this International Star Wars Day is set to be chock full of good humor, great company and enough puns to choke a tauntaun. So come and let your inner Jedi show – we promise it’s NOT a trap!
International Star Wars Day
Saturday, May 4th, noon ’til late
It is as if dozens of voices suddenly cried out in FUN!
April 22, 2013
MTG Dragon’s Maze Pre-Release Tournament
Saturday, April 27th @ Noon AND Sunday, April 28th @ 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! Dragon’s Maze releases on Friday, May 3rd. Our Pre-Releases will take place one week before then on Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th at 12:00 noon. This will be a Sealed Deck Tournament using each player’s choice of guild from either Return to Ravnica or Gatecrash as well as a secret ally that will share a color with your selected guild.
If you’re interested in attending either or both events, we ask that you please sign-up ahead of time, as we have limited space for each. 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. Please include your DCI number when you register. There are 66 spaces available on each day, so be sure to reserve yours soon! We ask also that you please arrive to the tournament before 12:00 noon in order to pay your entry fee of $30.00. Included in your entry will be a MTG Dragon’s Maze Guild Pre-Release pack which contains four Dragon’s Maze booster packs and two guild-specific packs, one for your chosen guild and one to support your secret ally. Also, each attendee will receive a limited edition Pre-Release Foil Promo Card just for participating.
Important note: you will need to let us know your preferred choice of Guild when you sign up, as specific tournament Guild Packs will be distributed accordingly in order of your position on the registration list, and only while supplies last. In other words, you’ll have a much better choice of Guild if you sign up early!
Both Sealed Tournaments will consist of one flight of entrants with the goal of the event to be completed by 6pm. Prizes will be given in the form of MTG Dragon’s Maze 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 12:00pm SHARP, provided that there is space left on the day of the event. Please arrive as early as you can.
MTG Dragon’s Maze Release Tournament – Friday, May 3rd @ 6pm
If you’re not able to make either of the Pre-Release events, we will be holding another big Tournament on the day that MTG Dragon’s Maze releases. If you’re interested in attending, please arrive before 6:00pm to sign in. The entrance fee for the event is $30.00, which guarantees each player six MTG Dragon’s Maze booster packs for deck-building, as well as the potential for additional prize support based on final placement. This Sealed Deck Tournament will consist of four rounds of swiss pairing, with the goal of the tournament to be done by 10:30pm. Please sign up early to ensure a spot in the tournament.
Special Box Discounts
As always, we’re offering 20% off the retail price on full boxes of MTG Dragon’s Maze 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 offering a special foil buy-a-box promo card to anyone who purchases a full box of boosters from us – also while supplies last.