It’s a busy week at TJ’s. This weekend is loaded with prereleases for two of our favorite games. We kick off the weekend with our Dark Ascension Midnight Madness Party. If you want to be the first to get your hands on the new set, stay after our regular FNM and enjoy hanging out with friends as we count down to midnight and the new set.
Pokemon also has Prereleases this weekend. The Pokemon: Black & White Next Destinies Prerelease Series offers eight (8) different events over the course of two weekends.
Whatever your game, we’ve got plenty of events for you this weekend. We hope to see you there!
Dark Ascension is only a couple of weeks away, and preview cards are appearing daily all over the Internet. Most players (myself included) can’t wait until the Card Image Gallery on the mothership is updated each day. If you’re out prowling the web today, there seems to be a LOT of discussion about this card:
Some folks seem to think that this card was designed to hate the Dredge decks that populate the Legacy format. I do play Legacy myself, but I’m not going to add this card to my Zoo main deck right away. Dredge can be dealt with already, and I’m not sure I want to go devoting any sideboard slots to it either.
TJ’s Online had a little discussion about this card earlier today. Online general manager Jon Lewis remarked that Grafdigger’s Cage will be a very interesting card to have in Innistrad Block Constructed. He’s also confident that the more casual FNM crowd will devote a couple of sideboard slots to it in their Standard decks.
Time will tell how important Grafdigger’s Cage will be. I’m excited to see what creative uses this card will have after Dark Ascension is released.
Have a comment? Let me know what you think about this card!
Pokémon: Black & White Next Destinies Prereleases
1/28/2012 – Science & Hobbies – 1623 2nd Ave. – Watervlite, NY
1/28/2012 – Game Castle – 123 Nashua Rd. -Londonderry, NH
1/28/2012 – Harrison’s Comics – 3850 Mystic Valley Pkwy – Medford, MA
1/29/2012 – TJ Collectibles – 160 Main St. – Milford, MA
2/4/2012 – The Grid Games – 52 Purnell Pl. – Manchester, CT
2/4/2012 – Batter Up – 1875 Main St. – Tewksbury, MA
2/5/2012 – X9 Games- 367 Russell St. – Hadley, MA
2/5/2012 – Relentless Dragon – 493 Amherst St. – Nashua, NH
Registration for all events begins at 10:15 a.m. Prerelease starts at 11:00 a.m.
Entry fee is $25.00 per player.
Each player will receive 6 booster packs to build a deck with. Once the tournament is over and any borrowed energy cards have been returned, each player will receive 2 additional Noble Victories Booster Packs!
Dark Ascension is on it’s way. Previews have started, and so far we’re seeing good cards to drool over and discuss, debate, and playtest with. Since I’ve had folks asking me, here’s the shiny one that you’ll get at the Prerelease:
Wait a minute… It transforms.
Get your demon at Midnight Madness here at TJ’s. Supplies may be limited, so be sure to get here early!
See the full schedule of Dark Ascension Prerelease events here.
Exciting news has come for all D&D fans!
Wizards of the Coast has announced that the next iteration of Dungeons & Dragons is in the works, and YOU get to help make it! In this article, the new system is announced, along witht the exciting news that Wizards of the Coast is asking the player community at large to be part of the playtesting process:
D&D is more than just a set of rules for fantasy gaming. It launched an entire gaming genre and played a pivotal role in creating the entirety of the gaming industry, both analog and digital. The game has lived and thrived because it has awoken a spark of creation, visions of daring adventure, wondrous vistas, and untold horrors that pull us all together as a community of RPG fans. It is the countless players and DMs who have brought it to life over the years. The game is at its best when it is yours.
For that reason, we want your participation. The goals we have set for ourselves are by no means trivial or easy. By involving you in this process, we can build a set of D&D rules that incorporate the wants and desires of D&D gamers around the world. We want to create a flexible game, rich with options for players and DMs to embrace or reject as they see fit, a game that brings D&D fans together rather than serves as one more category to splinter us apart.
It appears that the players will have the opportunity to leave important feedback and let their voices be heard. Wizards of the Coast wants to make sure that they’ll deliver an outstanding product, so let your voice be heard and tell them exactly what you think when the new system debutes!
It’s an exciting time to be an adventurer! I’ve already submitted my email for the playtesting phase of Dungeons & Dragons 5.0. If you’re a D&D fan, click the link above, and sign up for yourself. It seems that D&D 5.0 is bringing some great new adventurers into the world, and that leaves this author one happy Pixie. Happy Gaming!
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