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Star Wars X-Wing Second Edition Preview and Release Celebration

Gnome Games welcomes Star Wars X-Wing Second Edition to the tables on September 13

X-Wing fans it’s almost time for the Star Wars Second Edition to hit the tables across the Gnome Games universe and we’ve got some special play opportunities for you. You can check out 2nd Edition X-Wing at the Gnome Games stores starting tonight, pick up your new ships and conversion kits on September 13th , then put them on the table Friday September 14 at the X-Wing Release Celebration at Gnome Games Green Bay East!

In X-Wing Second Edition, you assemble a squadron of iconic starfighters from across the Star Wars saga and engage in fast-paced, high-stakes space combat with iconic pilots such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

With refined gameplay that focuses on the physical act of flying starships, X-Wing Second Edition lets you create your own Star Wars space battles right on your tabletop. Intuitive mechanics create the tense atmosphere of a firefight while beautifully pre-painted miniatures draw you deeper into the action. Man your ships and enter the fray!

Get and early peek at X-Wing 2nd Edition at Gnome Games

We have an early copy of the X-Wing Second Edition Core Set and Conversion Kits to let you see what’s inside. You can check the 2nd Edition out at the weekly Gnome Games X-Wing events:

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Friday Night Flights
Gnome Games Green Bay East

Friday evenings from 6:30 – 10
100 Point teams

Saturday X-Wing at the Gnome
Gnome Games Appleton East

1:00 – 6:00
100 Point Teams

Monday Night X-Wing
Gnome Games Green Bay West

6:00 – 9:00
100 Points casual play

Star Wars X-Wing Second Edition Release Celebration

Join us for the Star Wars X-Wing Release Celebration Friday September 14 at Gnome Games Green Bay East

Learn to play X-Wing 2nd Edition
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Friday September 14
4 – 7 PM
FREE!

Join us for the X-Wing 2nd Edition Release Skirmish starting at 6:30 PM. You may play in either the Core Set Skirmish or the Conversion Skirmish for free with the purchase of either a 2nd Edition Core Set or one of the Upgrade Kits that give you everything you need to upgrade your current X-Wing ships to the new edition!

X-Wing Second Edition Core Set Skirmish
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Friday Sept 14
6:00 PM Registration
6:30 1st Round
Entry for this event is Free with the purchase of a 2nd Edition X-Wing Core Set or $5
Players may only use the contents of an X-Wing 2nd Edition Core Set to play in this skirmish. This is a perfect opportunity to get into the game, and rules will be taught!

X-Wing Second Edition Conversion Skirmish
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Friday Sept 14
6:00 Registration
6:45 1st Round
Entry for this event is FREE with the purchase of any 2nd Edition X-Wing Conversion Kit or $5 at the event
100 Point fleets, and all upgrade rules are in effect.

Players are allowed and encouraged to change their squads between each round in both events to allow you to try out as much of the 2nd Edition as possible!

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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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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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Star Wars X-Wing Regional Championship March 3 – 4 Preregistration closes Friday at Noon

Star Wars X-Wing Regional Saturday March 3

Preregistration Closes Friday at Noon! https://gnomegames.com/event/x-wing-regional-gnome-games-green-bay-east/

Gnome Games is proud to host the X-Wing Regional Tournament March 3 – 4

Star Wars X-Wing Regionals
Gnome Games Green Bay East
March 2 – Warm up flights
March 3 – Main Event
March 4 – Finals
Entry – $25

We are very honored to host the X-Wing Regional Championship at Gnome Games Green Bay East. Day one will consist of all the Swiss rounds for the Regional Championship. Day 2 will consist of the single elimination rounds for the top 16 players as well as a Redemption tournament.

The Regional championship will be run by all rules set forth by Fantasy Flight games.
As an additional value to those traveling to our Regionals for a two day event we will be having a Redemption tournament on Sunday and a 3 round warm up event before Regionals on Friday night March 2nd starting at 7 p.m..

The Redemption tournament will be open to all players, with a $5 entry, but if you played in the main event on Saturday your entry is free!

Due to the high demand for this tournament seating will be limited to 140 players and all registration must be completed online to guarantee yourself a seat.

All entry fees will go towards prize support in addition to all the prizes provided by Fantasy Flight Games.
Sub Sandwiches will be provided for lunch on Saturday

X-WIng Regional Championship Details

Saturday March 3 – Sunday March 4th

Regional Championship (Main Event Swiss Rounds) Check in Saturday March 3 10:00- 10:45 a.m.

Regional Championship (Main Event Swiss Rounds) First round pairing Saturday  March 3 11:00 a.m SHARP

Top 16 main event Single Elimination rounds Roll Call Sunday March 4 11:00 a.m

Top 16 main event Single Elimination pairings Sunday March 4 11:30 a.m. SHARP

BONUS EVENTS

  • Regional Warm UP event (Side Event)- Friday March 2 $10.00 entry 6:30 p.m. Sharp (3 Rounds)
  • Redemption (Side Event) Registration / Roll Call Sunday March 4 11:00 a.m.
  • Redemption (Side Event) First Round Pairings Sunday March 4 12:00 p.m.
  • Regional Championship Entry $25 – 100% of entry is used for prize support
  • Redemption Tournament Entry $10 (unless you are in Saturday’s main event then it’s free!)
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What are the Gnomes Playing this Christmas? (Gnome Games Staff Picks – Part 1)

What are the Gnomes playing this Christmas? Here are some of the Gnome Games staff holiday game selections.

It’s that time of the year again for games with family and friends around the tree.

Not sure what to play? Look at some of the Gnome Games staff favorites from this year!

Codenames – Bri

Codenames is a great team based social deduction game that really tests your vocabulary.

Codenames is a 2 to 8+ player game where your goal is to find all your team’s spies hidden by their coded names before the other team uncovers all of theirs. Each team has one team member that knows where all the spies are and is giving the team clues. Be warned though, you can’t use any of the words that are on the board! You only get one word and a number per round as a hint to your team. For example, “animal three” means I want you to guess three words that are related in some way to the word animals. Your team can guess as many words as they would like before passing their turn to the other team. If at any point while you are uncovering your spies you come across the other team’s spy, it automatically becomes their turn. If you accidentally uncover the assassin, your team automatically loses! Test your descriptive words and uncover all your spies to become victorious!

  • Number of Players: 2- 8+
  • For Ages: 8+
  • Playing Time: 25 – 40 Minutes

Dice Forge – Robin

The game where you get to change what’s on the face of your dice as part of the game!

Can you best the trials of the divine to prove your worth and become a demigod? Roll dice to collect resources and take on challenges to earn more glory than your opponents! Purchase new faces for your dice to upgrade them and customize your strategy. Resources can be spent to defeat monsters and gain bonuses that will help you come out on top! With quick and easy setup and tons of different strategies to try Dice Forge has great replayability!

  • Number of Players: 2-4
  • For Ages: 10+
  • Playing Time: 40 Minutes

Bang! – Josiah

Bang! Is an old-west shootout played with cards, bluffing, and some degree of outright luck. One player is chosen as the “Sheriff” while each other player is assigned a secret role from outlaw to deputy to renegade. Each player has a mission to accomplish and must eliminate some, or all, of the other players, sometimes in a specific order. Nobody knows for sure who they can trust, and everyone has a gun…you can imagine how this is going to end (Bonus points if you are playing at high noon).

Bang! combines the best elements of several types of games, which allows it to appeal to many different ages and interests. The unique and sometimes comical characters allow both personal strategies, due to their individual abilities and specialties, and the potential for interesting storytelling if you so desire. The cards are all useful in their own way, so you don’t need to worry about your game being ruined by a bad hand of cards, but there is still enough of an element of random chance for those who enjoy a more chaotic gameplay experience.

It’s impossible to talk about Bang! Without mentioning the expansions. There are seven (or eight if you count “the duel”) to choose from and the ones you will enjoy will vary depending on what you are looking for. Personally, I would recommend picking up “The Bullet” expansion bundle (it looks like a giant bullet, you can’t miss it) which includes the first three expansions (High Noon, Dodge City, Fistful of Cards) as well as a sheriff’s badge and a few exclusive characters. “The Bullet” also allows you to expand your game to the full eight players, and includes the variant decks to make your game that much more complex (once you have grasped the basics).

  • Number of Players: 4 – 7
  • For Ages: 8+
  • Playing Time: 20 -40 Minutes

Dragonfire – Sarah O

The dungeon is old and crumbling. The dust of the ages lies undisturbed on the threshold, and the light from your torches now flickers against the damp walls. You and your companions have found your way towards it to prove your worth as adventurers. However, as the growls and screeches of the monsters within reach your ears, you wonder if it was actually worth the trip. It will take your collective wits to make it out of this one alive…

Dragonfire is an incredibly well designed cooperative deck-building game, set in the Dungeons and Dragons universe. Players get to choose their favorite classes as a starting “character”, which they will build and develop over the course of however many games you choose to play. Each class will have access to different numbers and types of resources (for instance, Wizards will have more access to Arcane resources) which can be used to purchase specialty attacks or spells to improve individual decks. These attacks and spells can be used as you face off against a stack of monsters, which flip in and attack your heroes as they traverse through the dungeon.

In Dragonfire – If your adventurers make it through the entire dungeon by defeating all the monsters in the monster deck, you win the game! But if these monsters overwhelm your heroes, it may claim their lives, and the game will be lost…

This game, beyond proving to be a fantastic cooperative game, also encourages constantly evolving strategy. For each dungeon you and your party defeat, you gain a certain number of experience points (XP) which can be exchanged for permanent upgrades to your character. Other expansion packs offer new class options and new loot to be found in the dungeons. Overall, Dragonfire is a highly entertaining and highly replayable game for 2-6 players, so if you like cooperative games with a fantasy twist, this will be right up your alley!

  • Number of Players: 2 – 6
  • For Ages: 13+
  • Playing Time: 60 – 90 Minutes

 

Legendary – Colby

Loki is up to his tricks again! He is trying to unleash the power of the cosmic cube on earth! This time he has brought friends straight from Asgard! Ymir the Frost Giant, Enchantress, the Destroyer and so many more. The heroes take to the streets attempting to tame the madness. It is up to you, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. to bring those heroes together and stop Loki!!!

In Legendary you play as the man behind the screen at S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters. Before each game you select one big bad villain and build a deck of minor villains to help them out. Then you select a single scheme/plot for that villain to attempt to accomplish. Once you have built the enemy, you will then select a group of 5 heroes to help you stop them. Each hero has a deck of 14 cards that corresponds to them. Shuffle all 5 hero decks together to build your hero deck. You will be recruiting cards from this deck to use against the villains. The objective is to recruit the hero cards to your deck that fit a style you enjoy. Want to be super powerful and throw extra hard punches each turn? Make sure to pick up all the Hulk cards. Or perhaps you want to build a balanced team, recruit Captain America and pair him with spiderman, wolverine and The Thing.

Anything can happen in Marvel Legendary. BUT WAIT!?!?!

Perhaps Marvel is not your thing. Well lucky for you there are many other versions of this “Legendary” system with a theme for you. Perhaps you want to play your way through the Alien Movies? Maybe play as Arnold Schwarzenegger and take out the predators. Firefly, Buffy, Big Trouble in Little China; the list goes on and on! Pick up your Legendary today at Gnome Games.

  • Number of Players: 1-5 (Works well as a solo game!)
  • For Ages: 12+
  • Playing Time: 45 Minutes
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Star Wars Destiny – Rivals Draft Set Prerelease Dec 15 -17

Gnome Games will host a weekend of Star Wars Destiny – Rivals Draft Set Prerelease events December 15 – 17.

The Star Wars: Destiny Rivals Draft Set introduces a new way to play Destiny in the form of draft and sealed events. Playing in a draft requires each player to have one Rivals Draft Set and six Star Wars: Destiny booster packs of any set. What’s more, the cards in your Rivals Draft Set are completely reusable—no matter how many drafts you play, you’ll only ever need to buy a single copy of the Rivals Draft Set to enable your draft games of Star Wars: Destiny!

Gnome Games will have a very limited number of Rivals Draft Sets available for these early prerelease events. The Rivals Draft Set Prerelease events are on a first preregistered, first seated basis with a strict one set per player – you must be present to play basis with no exceptions. If you are a no show you will not get your set, it will be given to another player, and your entry fee will be refunded.

Here’s the complete Star Wars Destiny Rivals Draft Set Prerelease schedule

Friday December 15th

Friday Night Prerelease Draft
Gnome Games Green Bay West

Registration (if any seats are left) opens at 6:00
Drafting starts at 6:30 Sharp
STRICT PLAYER LIMIT: 12 Players
Entry $40 (Tax Included)
Entry includes:

  • 1 Star Wars Destiny Rivals Draft Set
  • 2 Star Wars Destiny Awakenings Boosters
  • 2 Star Wars Destiny Spirit of Rebellion Boosters
  • 2 Star Wars Destiny Empire at War Boosters

Players will draft and play 3 rounds, win a match win a booster. Round 1 Awakenings, Round 2 Spirit of Rebellion, Round 3 Empire at War.

Preregistration will go live at 8:30 PM Monday December 11th  https://gnomegames.com/event/destiny-rivals-draft-set-prerelease-gbw/ 

Saturday December 16th

December Destiny OP Kit Tournament
Gnome Games Green Bay East
Registration 12:30
Tournament Starts at 1 PM
Entry $5
Player should bring a constructed ‘deck’
The new Rivals Set is NOT legal for this event.
Prizes include boosters, Tokens, Alternate Art Jet Packs, Isolation promos

Sunday December 17th

Appleton East Rivals Draft Set Prerelease Draft
Gnome Games Appleton East

Registration (if any seats are left) opens at 12:30
Drafting starts at 1:00 Sharp
STRICT PLAYER LIMIT: 6 Players (We may increase if we can get more kits)
Entry $40 (Tax Included)
Entry includes:

  • 1 Star Wars Destiny Rivals Draft Set
  • 2 Star Wars Destiny Awakenings Boosters
  • 2 Star Wars Destiny Spirit of Rebellion Boosters
  • 2 Star Wars Destiny Empire at War Boosters

Players will draft and play 3 rounds, win a match win a booster. Round 1 Awakenings, Round 2 Spirit of Rebellion, Round 3 Empire at War.

Preregistration will go live at 8:30 PM Monday December 11th at https://gnomegames.com/event/star-wars-destiny-rivals-draft-set-prerelease-ape/

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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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