April 14, 2014
It’s finally here! The new Magic: The Gathering set is right around the corner, and we’ve got a bunch of great events planned for you. Whether you want to run some competition before the boosters hit the street or join your friends in ripping open packs on the release day, we’ve got you covered. Read on for details on all three events and how you can be a part of the fun.
MTG Journey Into Nyx Pre-Release Tournament
Saturday, April 26th @ Noon AND Sunday, April 27th @ 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 Journey Into Nyx releases on Friday, May 2nd. Our Pre-Releases will take place one week before then on Saturday and Sunday, April 26th and 27th at 12:00 noon. The format for these events will be Sealed Deck.
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 Journey Into Nyx Mana Seeded Pre-Release pack, each of which contains a specific Pre-Release foil promo card.
Important note: you will need to let us know your preferred Mana choice when you sign up, as Mana pre-release 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 chance of acquiring your desired Mana Pack 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 Journey Into Nyx 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 Journey Into Nyx Release Tournament – Friday, May 2nd @ 6pm
If you’re not able to make the either of Pre-Releases, we’ll be holding another Release Tournament on the day that MTG Journey Into Nyx comes out. If you’re interested in attending, please arrive before 6:00pm to sign in and purchase your cards package under the same format as above. This Sealed 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 Journey Into Nyx 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.
April 13, 2014
Gamescape North proudly presents a new addition to the NorCal gaming line-up at this year’s KublaCon! This year, on Saturday, May 24th, we’ll be running SAGA, a game of Dark Age skirmishes, in a battle royale tournament literally destined for the history books. Come prepared with a legal 6-point army from the core SAGA rulebook or any of the official published supplements: Northern Fury, The Raven’s Shadow, and Varjazi & Basileus. We will also accept the three official expansion armies: Skraelings, Steppe Tribes, and Conquest Arabs. You may use Heroes of the Viking Age to bring characters as well. This will be a 3-round tournament with scenarios taken from the core SAGA rulebook. Prizes supplied by Gripping Beast, 4Ground, and Gamescape North.
Please show up for registration starting at 10am. The first round will begin promptly at 11am. Your 6-point army lists should be submitted prior to the event for verification, with a cutoff date of May 22nd. Walk-ins will be welcomed at registration, but beaten firmly with the prow of a longship.
Please submit lists to us before midnight on Thursday, May 22nd. Questions may be directed to the same address.
10-11am – Registration
11am-1pm – Round 1
1:30-3:30pm – Round 2
4-6pm – Round 3
6:15pm – Awards Ceremony
SAGA Dark Ages Skirmish Tournament
Saturday, May 24th 10am-6:30pm
Better to die with honor than live with shame!
April 8, 2014
April 12-27th 2014
10-25% off Everything in the Store!
50% off Dragon’s Hoard Table!
Hidden Dragon’s Eggs that Ring-up for Free!
Follow the Egg Hunt on our Adventure Tracker!
Recently, the store’s resident dragon spied the Easter Bunny preparing for springtime with many colorful eggs and abundant amounts of chocolate. Not wanting to be outdone by a sniveling rodent, the Gamescape Dragon has donned a set of ears and has hidden her own eggs amongst the product in the store, challenging any who would dare to hunt them out. But the Gamescape Dragon does not make simple round eggs colored in pastels and glitter (what did you expect?!). Instead, her eggs are disguised as games to lure in unwary hunters (and customers) of all kinds!
During the Gamescape Dragon’s Egg Hunt, which spans April 12-27th, there will be multiple items placed amongst all sections in the store that will ring up as $0 when you bring them to the register! But these are very limited – only one of each selected title will receive the reward. Brave hunters that have found these “Easter Eggs” will be tracked on our Dragon’s Egg Hunt Progress Poster at the counter. Will you be able to count yourself amongst the company of such great Egg Hunters? We wish you all the best of luck!
In addition to the Dragon’s Egg Hunt, Gamescape will also be doing a bit of spring cleaning with a Storewide Mega-Sale where everything within our walls has some kind of discount attached to it, ranging from 10% to 25% off displayed prices. In addition, we’ll have a special Dragon’s Hoard Table of items at 50% off! While you’re hunting for the eggs, we hope that you’re also able to find some other enticing items during a very special Gamescape sale that’s as rare as dragons themselves…
April 6, 2014
In the grim darkness of the future, they say, there is only war – and Gamescape North needs fresh soldiers to fight the battles in the 41st Millennium. The regiments of Warhammer 40K players at the store are looking for new recruits to join their ranks!
To train up and test the mettle of green recruits, we’ve instituted a GSN Warhammer 40K Beginners League. Within this group made especially for aspiring commanders, we’ll teach you how to make strong decisions in tabletop combat, how to efficiently assemble your troops for battle, and what it takes to make them visually stand out (or be carefully hidden) in the field fire – all important things that every good troop leader should know like the back of his bolter gun.
Join us on Saturday, April 19th 2-5pm to begin your training, and continue every two weeks along the path to becoming a masterful general in the world of Warhammer 40,000. Our instructors will first give you a 30-minute demonstration experience of the most popular sci-fi tabletop miniatures game out there, after which you will be handed your first trooper and the start of your own army. We will then lead you on a brief course that focuses on constructing and painting your own force of models to field in the game, starting with small 200-point Kill Teams and then escalating to a solid 750-point force, with incentives along the way to award your craftsmanship and dedication to the game.
The introductory recruitment session and bi-weekly meetings are all free to attend. Paints and tools will be provided, and no experience whatsoever is necessary to join in the League. The only thing you absolutely must bring is your allegiance to (or against) the Emperor!
Are you ready for command?
Warhammer 40,000 Beginners League
Saturday, April 19th 2pm-5pm and every Two Weeks Thereafter
March 31, 2014
On April 5th, Geek & Sundry is encouraging everyone in the whole world to go to their friendly local game store, community center, or host an event at home and play more games. International TableTop Day is a reminder to spend more time and strengthen the bonds with the people who matter most, our friends and family, by playing games together. Tabletop gaming promotes many positive social and cognitive benefits like increased communication, team work, planning, and is an excellent stress-relieving activity for all ages.
Of course, we’re taking this one to heart at Gamescape and joining in the fun with a huge day of prizes, demos, and, of course, GAMES!
From 10am until 11pm, we’ll be gathered around the tables playing, with maybe a few short breaks for sustenance here and there. Participants are very welcome to bring food and drink so you don’t have to leave the fun even for a minute – and of course we’ve got lots of snacks behind the counter for purchase. Check the schedule of planned demos and events below, but the main point is showing up and playing, even if it’s just a handful of pickup games or something special that you’ve brought along.
We’ll be giving special attention to the titles featured on the second season of Wil Wheaton and Boyan Radakovich‘s TableTop, but our entire game library will be open for use and as long as we’ve got the table space, anything goes…and we’ve got A LOT of space!
• We’ll be getting visits and demos through the day from some of our favorite game companies and designers:
Susan McKinley Ross
(creator of Qwirkle, Skippity, ColorStix, FishStix, Hoot Owl Hoot! etc.) – 11am-1pm
(publishers of Fish Stix, Hoot Owl Hoot!, Noodle Spedoodle, etc.) - 12-4pm
Blue Orange Games
(publishers of Gobblet, Spot It!, Yamslam, BraveRats, Battle Sheep, etc.) – 3-6pm
(co-creator of Pizza Theory) – 6-10pm
• TONS of swag provided by game companies who are supporting TableTop Game Day will be given out as table prizes through the event – but only to those who are playing!
• To get everyone riled up and in the mood for gaming, we’ll be projecting episodes of TableTop up on the wall for folks to check out!
• We’ll be announcing the details of a fantastic spring sale. Those who know us also know that we don’t often have sales, but the idea is so fun and cool, we just could’t resist. So prepare yourselves for THE HUNT!
• And finally, we’ll be offering a 15% DISCOUNT on all games featured on the first and second seasons of TableTop. We’ve stacked a display with the entire lot of ‘em, so you’ll be able to easily identify the most popular titles from the show!
International TableTop Game Day 2014
Saturday, April 5th 10am-11pm
Play it and they will come!