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Lord of the Rings – Attack on Gol Dulgar Saturday December 28 – Green Bay West

Lord of the Rings fan’s it’s the 4th Saturday and that means it’s time for Lord of the Rings at Gnome Games Green Bay West

“In the midst upon a stony height stands Dol Guldur, where long the hidden Enemy had his dwelling. We fear that now it is inhabited again, and with power sevenfold. A black cloud lies often over it of late.”
–Haldir, The Fellowship of the Ring

Ever since Sauron established Dol Guldur as his stronghold after his return to Middle-earth, the haunted fortress has been a source of dark power and death. Its very presence poisoned the Greenwood, and as the War of the Ring raged on, the acolytes of the Dark Lord used the fortress as their base while they launched relentless assaults on the realm of the Elves. Now, the time has come for the reign of darkness to end.

Attack on Dol Guldur, the epic standalone scenario pack for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game that was featured at Gen Con 50 and the 2017 Fellowship Event, is what we’ll be playing at Gnome Games Green Bay West Saturday December 28 from 1 – 5 PM


Break Their Defenses

Rally your heroes for a battle with the servants of Sauron in Attack on Dol Guldur! This standalone scenario for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game transports you and your company of heroes to the dangerous Wilderlands, where you have the chance to align yourself with the great host of Lórien as they fight to free those held in the Necromancer’s dungeons and drive back the dark forces that seek to consume Middle-earth. Your quest begins in the Golden Wood, fighting back a long-prepared assault by the armies of Dol Guldur. But even if you succeed in defending the realm of the Elves, you know that it is only a matter of time before the dark forces strike again. In order to protect the fair woods and those who reside there, you must cross the mighty River Anduin and take the battle to the Hill of Dark Sorcery itself.

Launching a siege on the fortress will prove no simple task. Through Sauron moved his seat of power to Barad-dûr after the attack of the White Council, the fortress of Dol Guldur remains a stronghold of dark sorcery. The halls of the Necromancer are protected by a swarm of OrcsTrolls, and other evil Creatures, all led by Sauron’s four Indestructible Lieutenants who you will encounter at various points throughout your quest. These enemies cannot be destroyed, even if they suffer damage equal to their hit points. The only way to defeat them is to tear down the fortress that provides them with this unnatural power.

Among these denizens of darkness, you will face a powerful enemy in the form of Chieftain Morlug (Attack on Dol Guldur, 12). As a Lieutenant of Sauron’s army, this Uruk commander never fights alone. When Chieftain Morlug attacks you, you must discard cards from the encounter deck until an enemy is called forth and, with the insatiable bloodlust that defines Sauron’s forces, they immediately engage you in battle.

Beyond the enemies who defend it, the fastness itself is a threat. Dol Guldur has its own attached treat dial that acts as a siege tracker throughout the battle, displaying the strength of Dol Guldur, which you must overcome before you can defeat Sauron’s Lieutenants. When Dol Gulur’s city strength falls to zero, each Lieutenant loses their Indestructible keyword.

Call in Reinforcements

Attack on Dol Guldur originally premiered at Gen Con 50 and was later featured as a favorite at the 2017 Fellowship Event. This scenario is designed to embrace Fellowships of every size, whether you wish to campaign with a small band of elite fighters or strike with the force of a great host. This scenario pack features two forms of gameplay with both Standard Game Mode and Epic Multiplayer Mode. Standard Game Mode supports one to four players and can be played with a single copy of Attack on Dol Guldur. Otherwise, with three copies of the scenario pack, you can support an incredible three to twelve player game and launch an assault on the fortress from multiple fronts.

As separate parts of a single siege, each team must face their challenges alone, as each stage acts as its own game. Card abilities on one stage cannot affect the battle unfolding at another stage, but those on separate stages may use the same unique cards if they so choose. Epic Multiplayer Mode divides your heroes into three teams playing different stages simultaneously, each facing their own set of challenges with a separate encounter deck as they work together to defeat the evil that awakens in the halls of the Necromancer once more.

You will need every ally you can gather if you wish to overcome the treachery of the dark fortress with its Power Sevenfold (Attack on Dol Guldur, 27). Even with its dread master absent, executing an attack on the Necromancer’s fortress is certain to fill the hearts of your outnumbered comrades with sense of dread, equipping this encounter card with the Doomed 1 keyword. When revealed, each player must choose to either search for a Dol Guldur location and add it to the staging area, or find an Orc enemy and immediately engage it in battle.

If, in the heat of battle, the last player at any stage is defeated, the siege fails and the entire group loses the game. If, however, at the end of the round Dol Guldur’s city strength is zero and there are no Lieutenants left to defend it, the fortress is captured and your heroes are victorious. While you may fight, defend, and quest separated from your allies, you are united by honor, by fellowship, and by the desire to bring Sauron’s reign to an end.

Restore Hope

Throw down the walls of Dol Guldur. Lay bare the pits, free the condemned souls within the dungeons, and break Sauron’s hold on Middle-earth!

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Random RPG of the Month – Legend of the 5 Rings – at Gnome Games Green Bay West

Want to try a new game?

 

Then Gnome Games Green Bay West has the perfect solution! Every Friday, we run a random roleplaying game for the entire month, chosen by our staff! If the game looks interesting, stop in and try it out. And if it’s something you like, grab your friends and show them! If you all like it, then you should pick up a copy of it for yourself!

Enter a world where honor goes above all else…

During the month of May, we will be running the Legend of the 5 Rings RPG from Fantasy Flight Games. As the Emerald Empire feels the weight of political conflict between the 7 Great Clans, word spreads of trouble rising from the Kaiu Wall in the south. Honorable samurai sacrifice not only their lives, but their honor, to make sure no one man gains too much power. Now it falls to you. Will you hold your ground to preserve your honor? Or will you be tempted by the power and betray the very thing you swore to protect? Only time will tell…

 

 

Random RPG of the Month – Legend of the 5 Rings

Gnome Games Green Bay West

Friday 6pm

$5 per player

 

Seating is limited, so make sure you sign up in advance! Tickets will be available 6 days before the next event.

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April RPG of the Month Legend of the 5 Rings – at Gnome Games Green Bay East

Heroes of Rokugan – it’s time for some adventure at Gnome Games Green Bay East!

Join us for a month of Legend of the Five Rings adventure – every Thursday evening in April

Looking for something new?

Gnome Games Green Bay East has just the thing for you! On every Thursday, we will be running a random roleplaying game for the entire month! Just stop on in and try out the game. If it’s something you enjoy, bring in your gaming group to show them the hot new thing, and maybe even pick up a copy for yourself!

A land where honor is stronger than steel…

For April, enter the mystical land of Rokugan in Legend of the 5 Rings RPG from Fantasy Flight Games! These are troubling times for the Emerald Empire, and the Great Clans are vying for power among themselves. In these great struggles, honorable samurai risk their lives, and their honor, to ensure balance. Will you uphold the honor of your clan and family? Or will you throw aside your traditions and follow your emotions? The Emperor awaits…

Random RPG of the Month for April –  Legend of the 5 Rings

Gnome Games Green Bay East

Thursday 6 pm

$5 per player

Seating is limited, so make sure you sign up in advance! Tickets will be available 6 days before the next event.

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Are you an artist? Come talk Art Business with Charles Urbach Wednesday March 14!

Gnome Games invites you to come and talk Art Business with Charles Urbach Wednesday March 14th at Gnome Games Green Bay East.

Gnome Games will host an afternoon of the Business of Art with Charles Urbach, one of the leading game industry artists on Wednesday March 14th. This very special event is designed to allow students who are interested in a career in art to speak with a seasoned game industry artist, learn and discuss the business of art, and get a matter of fact, real world, this is how it is experience from one of the leading game industry artists. Charles will be available to talk with and learn from between 4 and 6:30 PM, with a signing session to follow from 7 until 8 PM

Game Industry Art Business with Charles Urbach

Gnome Games Green Bay East
Wednesday March 14

4 PM – 6:30 PM
Free – and open to artists of all ages.

Students and artists are encouraged to bring their portfolios, questions and an open mind to this seminar. Parents of students who are considering a career in creative art are also encouraged to come and hear what the business of game industry art is really like, from a couple of masters.

Charles Urbach

Charles Urbach is a writer and colored pencil artist with more than two decades of work in design, publishing, and illustration. He began work in graphic design in 1991 just as the technology of design was moving away from traditional cut and paste techniques into digital technologies. While working for regional publishers across New York State, he earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts/illustration from SUNY Fredonia, with an emphasis on colored pencil drawing, traditional painting, and printmaking. By combining techniques learned in the academic and professional worlds, Charles developed a unique approach to artwork that combines hand drawn and digital image editing during the sketch phase, with colored pencil techniques for the final artwork. The result is a wide array of hand drawn Prismacolor pencil artwork with the visual depth and sophistication of traditional paintings.

His artwork, like the techniques employed in its making, is a blend of ancient and modern. His work explores fantasy, science fiction, and surrealistic imagery by drawing on a rich tradition of spiritual, literary, and mythological sources. Like a traveler on a journey, his work ventures into varied territories, not resting for long in any specific genre or subject matter. Everything from humor and children’s illustration, to high fantasy and science fiction find their way into his work. As a result, his art is recognized for its diversity and dynamic visuals that appeal to many different audiences and age groups.

Charles’ projects include:

  • Miniatures designs for Wizkids: Heroclix,
  • Illustrations for
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Star Wars
  • Legend of the Five Rings
  • A variety of game including
    • Infinite City
    • Noble Treachery
    • A Game of Thrones
    • Call of Cthulhu
    • Lord of the Rings,
  • His work has won awards at major conventions, including Gen Con, DragonCon, Origins, ConVergence, MarCon, and events across the world.

Charles’ personal artwork is published through his in-house studio and available via conventions and art exhibits throughout the country. http://www.angelfire.com/id/hawkrune/

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Legend of the 5 Rings Stronghold Store Championship – Green Bay West

Gnome Games Green Bay West will host the Legend of the 5 Rings Stronghold Store Championship on Sunday March 25th.

Heroes of Rokugan – the Master of the Bay of Green Coral summons you to Gnome Games Green Bay West – for the L5R Stronghold Store Championship on Sunday March 25th. Play to support your clan, with each game victory counting towards you clans’ control of the Gnome Games Green Bay West Stronghold. Plus the Legend of the 5 Rings Stronghold Store Championship Champion will be chosen at the end of the day, based on their play record.

Legend of the 5 Rings Stronghold Store Championship

Gnome Games Green Bay West

Sunday March 25
Registration Opens – 12:00
Tournament Starts – 12:30 PM
Entry $10 Online – and your clan earns a Victory Point
$10 On site

Prizes include:

Alternate Art Clan Elemental Role Cards

Top of Clan Full Art Promo Cards

Limited (UNIQUE) Edition Stronghold Store Champion Playmat

 

The Stronghold Store Champion will also receive a 1st round Bye to the Bay of Green Coral Championship Saturday March 31st at Gnome Games Green Bay East.

We will play Swiss Rounds based on attendance, with each victory counting toward your clans control of the Gnome Games. Points will be earned based on match victories as outlined in the L5R Tournament Regulations (Click Here)

Players earn tournament points as follows:

◊ Win = 10 tournament points
◊ Modified Win = 6 tournament points
◊ Loss = 1 tournament point
◊ Modified Loss = 0 tournament points

Top Cut if necessary will only determine L5R Stronghold Store Champion, and these matches will not count toward the Clan Control of the Gnome Games Green Bay West Stronghold.

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Legend of the 5 Rings Stronghold Store Championship – Appleton

Gnome Games Appleton East will host the Legend of the 5 Rings Stronghold Store Championship on Sunday March 11th.

Heroes of Rokugan – the Master of the Bay of Green Coral summons you to Gnome Games Appleton East – for the L5R Stronghold Store Championship on Sunday March 11th. Play to support your clan, with each game victory counting towards you clans’ control of the Gnome Games Appleton East Stronghold. Plus the Legend of the 5 Rings Stronghold Store Championship Champion will be chosen at the end of the day, based on their play record.

Legend of the 5 Rings Stronghold Store Championship

Gnome Games Appleton East
Sunday March 11
Registration Opens – 12:00
Tournament Starts – 12:30 PM
Entry $10 Online – and your clan earns a Victory Point
$10 On site

Prizes include:

Alternate Art Clan Elemental Role Cards

Top of Clan Full Art Promo Cards

Limited (UNIQUE) Edition Stronghold Store Champion Playmat
(Get it signed – in person at Gnome Games Green Bay East on Wednesday March 14th, when Charles Urbach visits the Gnome)

The Stronghold Store Champion will also receive a 1st round Bye to the Bay of Green Coral Championship Saturday March 31st at Gnome Games Green Bay East.

We will play Swiss Rounds based on attendance, with each victory counting toward your clans control of the Gnome Games. Points will be earned based on match victories as outlined in the L5R Tournament Regulations (Click Here)

Players earn tournament points as follows:

◊ Win = 10 tournament points
◊ Modified Win = 6 tournament points
◊ Loss = 1 tournament point
◊ Modified Loss = 0 tournament points

Top Cut if necessary will only determine L5R Stronghold Store Champion, and these matches will not count toward the Clan Control of the Gnome Games Appleton East Stronghold.

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Heroes of Rokugan – L5R Stronghold Store Championships!

Gnome Games proudly presents the L5R Stronghold Store Championships and Bay of Green Coral Championship!

 

Legend of the Five Rings players – it’s time to get your decks out, polish your swords, send out your courtiers and get ready for the biggest event of the year, the Gnome Games Stronghold Store Championships! We’ve got a 4 event series with some very special prizes, plus all of the honor and glory of becoming the Stronghold Store Champion. Then at the end of the month one player will earn the title Champion of the Bay of Green Coral in the Bay of Green Coral Championships.

Here’s the schedule of L5R Stronghold Store Championship events –

Sunday March 11
Gnome Games Appleton East Stronghold Store Championship
12:00 Registration
12:30 Start

Saturday March 24
Gnome Games Green Bay East Stronghold Store Championship

12:00 Registration
12:30 Start

Sunday March 25
Gnome Games Green Bay West Stronghold Store Championship
12:00 Registration
12:30 Start

Saturday March 31
Bay of Green Coral Championship
Gnome Games Green Bay East
11:30 Registration
12:00 Start

This is a Charity Event – Supporting the Children’s Hospital!

All Stronghold Store events will be $10 Preregistration, $15 on site. Prizes include Stronghold Store Championship cards, plus a unique Stronghold Store Champion Playmat for each winner, plus a second playmat for one chosen among peers as the most honorable….

We’ll reveal the playmats over the next couple of weeks, but these are truly one of a kind works of art, featuring the artwork of Charles Urbach, who will be visiting the Green Bay East store on Wednesday March 14th!

 

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For the Love of Lovecraft – an afternoon of Arkham Horror at Gnome Games Green Bay East

In honor of the 81st anniversary of H.P. Lovecrafts passing we are quietly planning a terrifying afternoon of Arkham Horror at Gnome Games Green Bay East on Saturday March 17th.

Join us for an afternoon of Arkham Horror at Gnome Games Green Bay East on Saturday, March 17. Players should bring any investigator deck they like, and we’ll plan on using the Labyrinth of Lunacy Scenario.

Arkham Horror – For the Love of Lovecraft Invocation Event

Saturday March 17
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Preregistration $10
On Site Registration $15
12:30 PM Registration on site if available
1:00 PM Start

We’ll play a scenario with some Arkham Horror lovin’ going out to all participants. Prizes include Daisy Walker alternate art cards, Daisy Walker tokens, and gorgeously horrific playmats featuring Eixodolon’s Pet. Prizes will be awarded randomly with extra chances going to players that bring a new player to the event or teach others how to play. We encourage everyone to preregister, it saves you a little cash, and helps us make sure we have enough Lovecraftian goodies to go around!

Players should bring at least one investigator deck to this event.

What is Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a cooperative Living Card Game® set amid a backdrop of Lovecraftian horror. As the Ancient Ones seek entry to our world, one to two investigators (or up to four with two Core Sets) work to unravel arcane mysteries and conspiracies.

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”

–H.P. Lovecraft

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Lord of the Rings “The Order of the Crown” Fellowship Event March 31

Lord of the Rings Living Card Games fans it’s time for the Lord of the Rings Order of the Crown Fellowship Event on Saturday March 31!

In honor of Tolkien’s appointment as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972, Gnome Games proudly presents the Lord of the Rings LCG Order of The Crown Fellowship Event on Saturday March 31 at Gnome Games Green Bay East. This special celebration of Tolkien’s work will include a very special Lord of the Rings fellowship event for the Lord of the Rings Living Card Game, with limited edition playmats and Attack on Goldur Nightmare Decks for the players to take home.


Lord of the Rings Order of the Crown Fellowship Event

  • Saturday March 31
  • Gnome Games Green Bay East
  • Preregistration for this event is highly encouraged
  • On site registration if available 12:00 PM
  • 12:30 Start
  • $10 Preregistration through March 30 or while seats are available
  • $15 Registration on site

Prizes include limited edition Lord of the Rings Living Card Game playmats, Assault on Goldur Nightmare Decks and Galadriel Alternate Art Promo Cards.
Seating for the Order of the Crown Fellowship event is limited to 12 players. Players should bring their Lord of the Rings LCG Decks to participate.

Attack on Dol Guldar

In Assault on Dol Guldur, players join the host of Lórien in a direct attack against Sauron’s Mirkwood stronghold taken straight from the appendix for The Return of the King. This unique scenario can be played by 1-4 players in Standard Game Mode or 3-12 players in Epic Multiplayer Mode. (We’ll let the players decide on the day of the event)

Only one copy of Assault on Dol Guldur is required to play Standard Game Mode, while three copies are required for Epic Multiplayer Mode.

The scenario includes two double-sided setup cards, one for each mode, that players use to play the game in the desired fashion.

In Epic Multiplayer Mode, a group of 3-12 players are divided into three teams, and each team has its own encounter deck, quest deck, and staging area. Each team begins the game at their own stage one, but when everyone advances to stage three of Assault on Dol Guldur, they will find four different stage threes to choose from. Each one represents a different part of the siege, and only the team at that stage can make progress on it. In this way, each team is dependent on the others to do their part in order to win the battle and defeat the scenario.

Even though all three stages are interconnected, each one counts as its own game. So a card ability at one stage cannot affect the game state at another stage, unless it specifically says it does. Because each stage is its own game, two players at different stages can use the same unique card. That means players only need to coordinate their heroes with the other players on their team, not the entire group.

Of course, there’s more to it than that: Each stage comes with its own risks and rewards, making the decision of which stage three each team chooses to quest at a compelling and important choice. To add to the richness of that choice, each stage three has a corresponding Dol Guldur location and Lieutenant enemy. Each Dol Guldur location cannot be explored unless the players are at the matching stage, and each Lieutenant enemy brings a danger of its own.

This promises to be an afternoon filled with the grand adventures Tolkien created for all of us to enjoy!

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L5R Bunkatsu Tournament – Gnome Games Green Bay East

Legend of the 5 Rings Bunkatsu Tournament

Gnome Games will host a Legend of the 5 Rings Bunkatsu Tournament on Saturday December 30th!

Bunkatsu – to split. Gnome Games will host an L5R Bunkatsu Tournament on Saturday December 30th. This Legend of the 5 Rings Tournament will be held at Gnome Games Green Bay East. Players should bring a tournament legal deck of 40 – 45 cards for both your Dynasty and Conflict Deck (all expansions are legal). You’ll play it all day long. At the end of the day we’ll award the contents of 1 Legend of the 5 Rings Base Game split (Bunkatsu) between the players at the event. We’ll add an additional starter for every 8 players. Players will draft the contents based on finish (We’ll split them up into manageable portions, based on player count.

The winner will also receive an Gnome Games Bunkatsu Beanie!

Preregistration will remain open until Friday December 29th and onsite registration will open at 11:30 on Saturday December 30th.

Gnome Games Bunkatsu Tournament

Legend of the 5 Rings
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Saturday December 30
Registration Opens 11:30
Tournament Starts 12:00
Entry $5

We’ll be adhering to the latest L5R Tournament Rules, as posted on the Legend of the Five Rings Organized Play Website

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