40k Tourney @ Griffon Games Sept. 22, 2007

Addendum:

Prizes for the tournament are:

1st Place – 1 Battleforce Box of your choice

2nd Place – 1 Squad Box of your choice

3rd Place – 1 Blister of your choice

From Griffon Games:

If you’re a hard-core 40K player and looking for some competition, then you’ll want to clear your Calendar for the ‘Ard Boyz Tournament on September 22nd.

Griffin Games will be hosting this regional event which will pit players from around the area and their 2500 point armies against one-another for a chance to get to the semi-finals on October 13th. Winners of the semi’s get invited to go to Baltimore in November and battle to see who is the best of the best.

Want to find out all of the rules? Then download them here (the pdf requires the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file. You can get Acrobat Reader for FREE HERE). Then, come into the store and sign up as soon as you can. We need to get an idea of the space we’ll need to free up for the event and make arrangements for possible spillover.

Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition GenCon Presentation

A new member who came to us from Griffon Games prompted me to peruse their site. I came across a fun article showing the video of the DnD 4th Edition presentation at GenCon. Its on YouTube but here’s for easier viewing.
Enjoy Parts 1-4.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

The Future of Gaming 4: Sorta, if you squint and tilt your head sideways

Many moons ago, back in May and June 07, I discussed the future of gaming in 3 articles (see Games Workshop New Store & The Future of Gaming, Addendum: The Future of Gaming 2, and GW Store Closing, Patents, and The Future of Gaming 3) inspired by Ryan S. Dancey’s blog.

Now, Mr. Dancey, has done it again with one of his predictions coming true or so he says in his article Followup: Game Industry Predictions III. He originally predicted that either Hasbro or Mattel would purchase “…a hobby gaming company, likely a trading card game publisher…” by the end of 2007. Mattel recently bought Apple to Apple, by Out of Box games, along with some other games. Mr. Dancey uses that as proof that his prediction is correct.

So far so good, right? Wrong, or at least partially. He predicted it was likely that Mattel or Hasbro would buy a trading card game publisher. Upper Deck (Yu-Gi-Oh and World of Warcraft) is a prime example of this. Instead, Mattel bought a few games by Out of Box. They didn’t even acquire the entire company.

I know even Nostradamus had his off days and that Mr. Dancey predicted a “hobby gaming company” with a concentration on trading card games. BUT, Mattel not only didn’t buy a trading card game company they didn’t even buy a hobby gaming company. They acquired a few games and that’s it.

Mr. Dancey I have to say that so far this prediction is untrue. If Mattel buys all of Out of Box I’ll grudgingly give you a correct prediction. Even though Out of Box isn’t a trading card company it is still a hobby gaming company.

There’s no denying that Mattel buying Apple to Apple is news but that doesn’t equate your prediction coming to fruition. I think a more appropriate title for your blog article would have been, “Followup: Game Industry Predictions III…Sorta, if you squint and tilt your head sideways.”

Warhammer Apocalypse: Fin

The end of the road for Warhammer 40k Apocalypse sneak peeks…for the time being. Click the pics for a closer look.

Space Marines Land Raider Terminus

Apocalypse Big Gun Dice

More Warhammer Apocalypse

Here’s more sneak peeks of Warhammer 40k Apocalypse. Click the pics for a closer look.

Imperial Guard Company

1 Command Squad, 2 Cadian Officers, 120 Cadian Shock Troops, 36 Cadian Special Weapons, and 18 Cadian Heavy Weapons Squads

Basing Kit