Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Age of Sigmar League Starts Big

Recently, the Knights of the Gaming Table started an Age of Sigmar league. I can hear your groans. Many in the club, like many of you out there were against the edition/system change. It was reviled and avoided. I had always wanted to give it a try, and since I was against playing my Tomb Kings in 8th, it wasn't as much a thing for me. However, finding an opponent to try it out seemed impossible, especially since there are so many other games going in the hole, especially X-Wing and 40K.
The GW rep wasn't willing to let us give up, however. He pushed the store to push the game. The store manager brought it up to me repeatedly. So, I set about making an easy league to get people to just play. It isn't super competitive, you just get stuff for playing.
The result, 8 player, plus myself, playing on the day of the league start. One player did walk away, but the seven others bought in. In the past two weeks, and even leading up to the league, a majority of games have been AoS. All in all, everyone seems to be enjoying the game.
I know there are plenty of haters out there, but just give it a try with an open mind. Play it like a brand new game you just happen to have WAY to many models for. We are using Scroll Builder for points. We are currently using the Pool system, but the SCGT system also has promise. Drop the sudden death rules, they crush the fun. Grab some scenarios from the books or we are using the SCGT ones.
Hey, if you want, come join us. I know I will be playing it this Saturday.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

KoGT X-Wing Tournament Series

With the explosive interest in X-Wing in the store and at our store tournaments, we will be hosting an X-Wing Tournament Series. With the tournament last Saturday being the unofficial start.

Each event will have a $10 entry fee, and will be hosted monthly.

The next even will be on March 26th, 2016.

Going forward, this will allow us to get the larger prize packs and better prize support.

We are looking forward to see you all there.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Relic Knight league is coming

Starting on March 5th, 2016 we will be hosting a six week achievement league. Entry will be $10. Achievements will be based on painting, games played, various hobby aspects(i.e custom objective/boost markers), and in game situations.

Watch the forums for more details.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Brawl in the Hall, Round 2

Looking to kick off the summer with an uppercut to the chin, we are bringing back the Brawl In the Hall Malifaux Tournament for a second year, with hopes to turn it into a recurring event. We will be playing 50ss, Gaining Grounds. I am planning on three rounds, but that will depend on turnout. Entry fee will be $10, and we will start at 11:00, so please be there early. I can accept preregistration on any Saturday leading up to the event.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Back in Action

After a fairly successful Dropzone League, action returned to normal, down in the hole. We saw the return of 40K to more than one table, and there is even talk of Fantasy next week. We even went into the deep and founded a Space Marine Chapter in the late hours of the night.

So, why weren't you there? See you next week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Brawl in the Hall - Malifaux Tournament

Ladies and Gentlemen!
Please direct your attention to the hall out side Hobby Town Fort Collins.
Behold as combatants limber up for a three round, fifty soulstone tournament.
The bell will ring at 10:30 Saturday morning, and carnage shall ensue.

Calling to all those of less gentlemanly or lady like demeanor. Care to step into my ring and face off for prizes and fun? Entry is a mere $5. Three rounds of grueling Gaining Grounds style Malifaux await you. Step up, prove you have what it takes, or slink away with your tail between your legs. You decide.

Round 1: Stake a Claim with Standard Deployment
Round 2: Turf War with Close Deployment
Round 3: Reconnoiter with Flank Deployment


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ILR : Round 3

M: Hello, Bob.
B: Good evening, Mark.
M: Boy do we have an action packed round of Infinity bouts. After two rounds of prelims, it is time to start into the main battles. These are the one that will decide it all.
B: Indeed. The first two rounds set up the brackets, but now it is time to GET IT ON!

B: Round one pits Allan with his Aleph versus Nate with his Combined Army.
M: I don't see this one taking long, Bob.
B: Really, Mark, and why is that?
M: Because, Bob, I see Allan coming in with a good solid punch, and Nate crying a like dirty whore in the corner. Just like the one I paid last night...
B: Mark.
M: I told her her toes were ugly, and she spent the next hour sobbing a river...
B: Mark!
M: Best money I ever spent, I tell you. Why it was even better that that time...
M: What?
B: The contenders.
M: Oh, right. I think Allan has a good solid list, but has needlessly hampered himself by chaining to a small set of models. The choices are good, but the lack of change will let his opponents know what is coming.
B: I agree. And if a player is going to be able go read that list and know what to expect, in this league, it is going to be Nate. He is by far the most experienced in the system, with years of background, and I think he may have even taught some of the big wigs how to play.
M: It is quite possible, but I still say he cries out turn one.

B: Well, that will have to remain to be seen. On to match two. This one is Michael S with Yu Jing versus Patrick M with Ariadna. Talk about two different sides of the track.
M: Indeed. Mike will bringing speed and mobility, while Patrick will be bringing numbers and firepower. I think it will really come down to Mike's use or not use of the Impetuous orders. If he gets caught out in the open with enough firepower, Patrick will take him down.
B: That's true Mark, but I think that Patrick will be hard pressed to keep up with Mike's speed. With a good mission pool Mike will have the upper hand. With a little bit of terrain luck, Patrick could be in a real tough place.
M: Looks like this one is up for debate, we will just have to see how it goes down.

M: Match three will be Nabors versus Paul. This is a Pan O versus Ariadna match.
B: This one looks to be hot. Nabors has been a loose contender for his entire Infinity career. He tend to bring a lot of guns to the fight, generally bringing down opponents with sheer weight of shots.
M: While that is near fact, I think that Paul is the one to watch in this match, Bob. He started out rough, but picks up more tricks with every passing game. He is a quick study, and quickly adapts his opponent's strategies to use as his own. His first match was against Nate. Nate used some rules that Paul had no idea even existed, but by game two, Paul was using them fluently. He was able to bring Patrick to a 4-4 draw on his second game. I expect him to climb the ranks very quickly.
B: Mark, clearly Nabors will have Paul's number though. He is by far the more experienced and has been watching Paul during his rise, and will be able to counter the simple tricks Paul is using.
M: I wouldn't call them simple, Bob. Paul remains my favorite for this match. But these next two contestants are a much closer pick.

B: Indeed, Bob. This is a Pan O versus Pan O match. Both of these guys had rough starts in the prelims, neither gaining a big W.
M: That is true Mark, but I do think one of them will walk away from this round with a win.
B: This game will be all about who scores the most points. I think whoever can get the most points will win this game.
M: Yes, Bob, that will be a deciding factor, but also, who can keep his opponent from getting more points will also stand a chance of winning.
B: Either way Bob, getting more points or keeping their opponent from getting more points, I do believe one of these guys will be able to take home the win.

M: Well, Bob, it looks like some hard matches ahead, and it is only round one of the scored events.
B: Indeed, Mark. And we still have three more rounds to go. At this point it is anyone's league.
M: Until next time, this is Mark.
B: And this is Bob.
M: Signing off for the Infinity League Report.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Nate for taking the brunt of this write up, as my opponent he took the most crap. Hope he is a good sport, and doesn't cry TOO much when I stomp his face. Also, the views and opinions expressed are mine and do not, necessarily, reflect the opinions of the Knights of the Gaming Table or their sponsors, though we are all jerks, so they may be similar.