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  • MTG Conspiracy 2 Launch Party

    August 22, 2016

     

    MTG Conspiracy 2 Launch Party 
    Saturday, August 27th • 12-6pm

    Gamescape North is excited to announce this weekend’s awesome Magic event: a special launch party for MTG Conspiracy: Take the Crown on Saturday, August 27th 12-6pm.

    We’re celebrating the release of MTG Conspiracy: Take the Crown with a special launch party featuring a Conspiracy Booster Draft tournament. The Conspiracy: Take the Crown set builds on the revolutionary abilities introduced in the original Magic: The Gathering Conspiracy set, with new cards that affect the draft itself and new conspiracies that twist the rules against your foes. In addition, the set is designed to be played in 3-5 player free-for-all matches after drafting cards in an 8-person pod.

    Our Conspiracy booster draft will fire off as people show up and fill out the pods. Entry is $15.00 and prizes will be given in the form of MTG Conspiracy booster packs, promo cards, and some other nifty prize support that we have in the store. Please arrive early to ensure a space in a pod that will start drafting in a timely manner. Check out more about the new Conspiracy set here.

    Special Box Discounts

    We’re offering 10% off the retail price on full boxes of MTG Conspiracy: Take the Crown. If you’re in our Customer Rewards Geek Card system, 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.
     

    Saturday, August 27th • 12-6pm
    MTG Conspiracy: Take the Crown Launch Party
    You stab my back and I’ll stab yours!

    Review: Brix

    August 20, 2016

    There’s a reason that we tend to feature so many awesome titles from Blue Orange in our Review section and Gotta-Play choices. Our latest review is a perfect example of this, and highlights one of the newest and hottest games from their top-notch line-up. Brix is a two-player abstract strategy game of cunning moves and clever planning; deceptively simple, but deeply complex. Ultimately, Brix is about outwitting your opponent through the careful placement of brightly-colored plastic bricks, sharing its genre with traditional mainstays like Go, Connect Four, and Tic-Tac-Toe.

    Playing Brix consists of laying twenty-two colored and marked bricks into a “wall” configuration in order to get four particular sides in a row – vertically, horizontally, or diagonally – before your opponent. Each plastic brick is composed of two squares and has an orange half and a blue half. Each half has two faces marked with O and faces marked with X. Each brick is exactly the same as every other one, which means there are no “better” pieces than others in the game. Winning is 100% percent dependent on a player’s strategy!

    Read more about Brix!

    GRPA Event August 2016

    August 19, 2016

    This month’s Gamescape’s Role-Players Anonymous is coming up on Monday, August 29th, and we’ll be adding two special one-shot games to our regular stable of open and curated D&D and Pathfinder tables. Both are run by supremely talented GMs and we think you should consider giving either 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, August 29th 6-11pm

    Game #1:
    Lights, Camera, Uh-Oh!
    Fiasco

    3-5 Players
    GM – Arnold Stellema

    Fiasco is a rules-light outline to create a storyline for a movie. Starting with the barest concept and a pile of dice, we will frame a narrative. Then we will work to craft a story worthy of a Coen Brothers movie. We will create characters and help them feel and believe in their goals and desires. We will work together to create a web of lies and betrayal. Then everything goes south and it ends horribly for most everyone involved. Magically, this exercise in cooperative storytelling works! When we are finished you will feel like you walked out of a theater having just seen a really weird movie.

    Fiasco is a GM-less co-operative game for 3-5 players (minus one for available slots, as I will facilitate). It requires creativity and a sense of humor. Content will likely be R-Rated.
     
    Game #2:
    Swords Against the Dead
    13th Age

    3-6 Players
    GM – Andre Sisneros

    Why can things never go easy? All you wanted was a night’s rest and maybe some company and drink in the common room. Not tonight! You suffer the rudest of awakenings when zombies crash through the walls of the inn, and battle is joined. But from where do these shambling menaces arise – the misnamed Isle of Sanctuary, the strangely silent tower of Xuthana, or the Cliff Graves of the Demon Coast? And who or what raised this army of restless undead? Unless you want to join the minions as a fresh recruit, you’re going to have to act!

    13th Age combines classic fantasy role-playing with innovative story-based rules that let you get right to the story you want to tell. This introductory adventure for up to six players will quickly let you get a feel for the world and the rules. Bring some dice and your creativity. We’re going to have some fun!
     

    August GRPA Event: Monday, August 29th 6-11pm

    Please call the store (415.457.8698) or (email us) to reserve a spot in any of the above games.

    Star Realms Game Day

    August 17, 2016

    Join us this Saturday, 12-4pm for our first ever Star Realms Deckbuilding Game gaming day! This free event will pit starship fleet commanders against each other in a bid to take over the galaxy.

    Players will start with a deck full of Scouts and Vipers, purchasing new cards to add to their deck as ships or bases. Each ship or base you add belongs to a galactic faction, and each has its own specialty. Recruit strong additions from the aggressive Star Empire, the economic Trade Federation, the recycling Machine Cult, and the overwhelming Blob! Savvy players will need cards from multiple factions to do well, but many cards get additional bonuses if you have a second card of that faction, which pushes players to specialize. Managing those incentives can prove challenging, and don’t forget that your opponent can also buy the cards you want! Games are between two players and take around thirty minutes.

    Players should either be familiar with the rules of Star Realms and have their own deck, or they can simply show up and be ready to learn. Decks and booster expansions will be available for purchase in the store for those that want them.

    Star Realms is an award-winning spaceship combat deckbuilding game designed by Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour Champions and Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty. The game offers all the thrills of traditional trading card game style combat, combined with the fun of a deckbuilding game. Play powerful ships, destroy enemy bases or blast your opponent directly on your way to victory! Find out more here.
     

    Star Realms DBG Game Day
    Saturday, August 20th 12pm-4pm
    Fall in and claim your Star Realm!

    Warhammer 40K Eternal War Tournament

    August 15, 2016

    This Sunday, August 21st 12-6pm, we’ll be hosting a 40K tournament that’s based around the Eternal War mission type. All players must bring a 1500-point army that will battle over three rounds of combat throughout the day. Prizes will be given in the form of gift cards for use in the store according to three prize placements: 1st Place, 2nd Place, and Best Presentation (People’s Choice) – so make sure your army is all painted up!

    Note that we will not be allowing Super Heavy Vehicles or Gargantuan Creatures in this tournament.

    Entry is $10 for an entire day of battles. Please show up a bit early so that we can look over your army lists and get you properly registered for the event.

    Warhammer 40K Eternal War Tournament
    Sunday, August 21st 12pm-6pm
    In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, there can be only…Eternal War!

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