August 2, 2015
Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
Learn to Play all August
These were the End Times. The world is no more, torn apart by treachery and Chaos.
And yet…endings always beget beginnings.
Thus ended the Warhammer Fantasy storyline. For months we’ve been wondering what would come next, and we finally have the answer – welcome to the Age of Sigmar!
Immediately after the destruction, Sigmar finds the very heart of the Old World and shapes nine new realms from this core of precious Sigmarite. These are the mortal realms, which are all linked to the Winds of Magic. One of these realms harbors the forces of Chaos, which strike out using Realm Gates to move between them. They manage to conquer all of the realms but one: Azyr, the Realm of the Heavens. Sigmar seals the gates into this realm and builds a mighty fortress to defend it. From this refuge he creates the Stormcast Eternals to fight back the tides of Chaos. Age of Sigmar lets you fight countless battles across the realms as Sigmar tries to push back the endless waves of Chaos.
Age of Sigmar is a total departure from Warhammer Fantasy. We’ve been poring through the new Warscrolls and playing as much as we can in order to understand all the changes and be better able to answer all of your questions. We have three Sunday dates in August when you can come in a check out the new game, Aug 2nd, 16th, and 30th We’ll have the new models out and will be teaching the game to anyone interested in giving it a try. If you’re curious about the new rules or just want to throw some dice in a quick battle, come join us for some fun. Pick any models and start playing right away. You can find a free copy of the rules and all of the Warscrolls here, so have a look and prepare for the coming of the new age!
Sunday, August 2nd, 16th, and 30th Noon-4pm
Age of Sigmar Demonstration Day
A New Game for a New Age!
July 30, 2015
Starting in August, Gamescape North will be offering a double scoop of Magic at our regular FNM events! We’ll be concurrently running two tournaments – one booster draft and one constructed event – every Friday this month.
The schedule is thus: Modern tournaments on August 7th and 14th, Legacy on the 21st, and Standard on the 28th. Add in a Magic: Origins Game Day on August 8th and it’s going to be a summer month full of great MTG events! (Check out our calendar for all the details.) So whether you’re a seasoned wizard with multiple decks in your arsenal, or you’re just ready to take the next step in your Magic career and start digging into Constructed, August is most certainly for you. And if booster drafts are your true love, well, you can expect one every Friday.
No matter the event, make sure to show up well before 6pm to register and grab a seat. Feel free to call ahead or reserve a spot over the phone. New players are always welcome, and you can learn about or brush up on all the format types here. Now that’s a great start to the weekend!
Magic: The Gathering in August @ GSN
Two Tourneys every Friday. Awwww, yeah.
July 28, 2015
Coming up this Saturday, August 1st starting at 11:00am sharp, Gamescape North will be hosting a MTG Grand Prix Trial for the upcoming London Grand Prix Tournament. 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 London Grand Prix event on August 14-16. The format for our tournament is Standard Constructed, so put together your best deck and get ready to play against the top players in the area!
Saturday, August 1st 11am-10pm
Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Trial – London
Tap out your opponent and survive the Trial!
July 22, 2015
Another great OP event from Fantasy Flight is on deck! Official Seasonal Organized Play events for Android Netrunner The Card Game are the best way to test your deck-building and infiltration skills against other local Runners. Gamescape North will be hosting a Netrunner Tournament (with the Winter 2014 kit) on Saturday, July 25th 12-5pm.
Entry for the event is $10 per player. Each player must bring both one Corporation and one Runner deck. We’ll be playing three rounds of Swiss-style pairings with prizes handed out at the end according to the final standings.
In Android: Netrunner, you and your opponent constantly vie for better information, the strongest economy, and the control of valuable data. Corps attempt to secure their business plans within massive servers, layered with lethal traps and formidable ice, while Runners seek to navigate these virtual labyrinths. Each cat-and-mouse game is full of bluffs and counter-bluffs, with vast, virtual fortunes and the well-being of millions of people at stake!
Saturday, July 25th 12-5pm
Android: Netrunner 2015 Seasonal Game Night Tournament
Turn on, plug-in, and make that run!
July 18, 2015
Following on the success of Star Wars: X-Wing, Fantasy Flight’s new fleet-based combat game Star Wars: Armada takes the fight up in scale. Now you’re in control of mighty capital ships as they maneuver and bring their gargantuan arsenals to bear on amassed fleets of foes in deep space.
Instead of planning your moves in secret for the following turn, each ship has special orders that get placed up to three turns in advance. It takes time for these behemoths to respond to the helm’s orders! Meanwhile, squadrons of small fighters engage from all sides in an attempt to pull fire away from the command ships which they protect. Armada really captures the feel of what large-scale space encounters might be like, and we think it’s awesome.
To show you what Armada is all about, we’ll have a base set and several expansions set up this weekend for teaching and playing a few rounds. Drop by on Saturday between 12 pm and 4pm and join in the fun. It’s only the galaxy at stake…
You are in command now, Admiral.
Sunday, July 19th 12-4pm
Star Wars: Armada Tactical Fleet Combat
Obi-Wan has taught you well. Now it’s our turn!