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Brand New Webstore and MAJOR Updates Coming Soon (August 2018)

We go back and forth over how to best operate the store and our online presence in order to avoid watering down what we provide our customers. I think we’ve finally reached a good place in between to take advantage of selling online to better serve our community. We have a lot of different threads we’re currently pulling on to bring together a whole new gaming experience that empowers the community to put on competitive, narrative and learning campaigns across any of the major game systems we support and even those we don’t or don’t yet.

The main change that is coming about is the way we’re selling on our website and presenting information.

You can see the simplified layout with icons for each of the specialty pages for each game system. You’ll also be able to browse our entire selection by category on the right to jump right in.

Each game system will have a Community Page where Tournament and Event Organizers will be able to coordinate and advertise events to the community. Leagues can share league news and really tailor the experience to their game system. The Products Page will allow you to shop based on your particular faction, unit type or launch our Army Builder which will let you first build your list and then drag and drop products onto your Army List to ensure you’re getting the best deal for that new list you’re working towards. We are also launching a new financing system that won’t require crazy interest rates or fees, but will let you save up for or piece out your bigger purchases so you can get your hands on your new army sooner. Each game will also have an Introduction Page that will be filled with galleries, videos, guides and other content to give you a sense of what the game is all about. We’re also going to add some “stats” to the icons so you’ll be able to see how many players, how advanced or complex the ruleset is and a few other data points so you can get into the right game for you and your friends and family. The board games will really take advantage of this tagging system.

We are also working on a “Welcome to MGS” system that will tie into the community features quite a bit. You will launch a quest or an adventure as a new customer with MGS and you’ll be able to get in on the fun at events when we do stuff like El Paso Comic Con and Soldier Con. The quest will show you around our website and invite you into the store for some other special events and even lead you around El Paso to some of our partners in the city. You’ll be able to unlock quest rewards as you do certain things like “like” our Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Twitch and gain bonuses for attending in-store events. Already existing customers will also be able to get in on it. It’s all coming as part of our complete revamp of the store.

We’ve been messing around with Pre-Orders through Games Workshop a bit and so far we’ve found a system that we like, so that implementation will start sooner than the rest of the site. You’ll see us rolling out core game systems first and then focus elsewhere. Our goal is to add value to your experience with us and do it without creating any new headaches for anyone.

On top of that we’re also working on our own game that you’ll start seeing more about coming up soon. The Dungeons and Dragons custom campaign we’re running with the KLAQ Morning Show is also getting its own page because we want to continue to support that effort and introduce people to the wonder that is D&D. You can join us in the store or online at http://www.twitch.tv/militarygamersupply on July 11th at 5 PM Mountain for the next iteration of one crazy adventure with a custom campaign about El Paso.

All of this is going to come with a whole slew of new features and other things we’ll be sharing over the next few months until it hits. Expect Fall of 2018 to bring some MAJOR updates to MGS in the future.

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Sidewinder GT Coming SOON – Sign Up and Register on BCP

Sign Up for the GT

As we get closer to the event of the season here in El Paso for the Warhammer 40K community, we’d like to remind everyone about a few things. First, we’re still open with registration and you can register below in the article for your convenience. Once you’ve done that, make sure you register for the Sidewinder GT in Best Coast Pairings. If you need help, you can call the store at (915) 219-8660 and we will be happy to help you get set up. We don’t have any painting requirements for this event, so take advantage of that because we may not be offering it again and want some of our newer players to have a chance to get in on the fun.If you’re concerned about food, one of our culinary inclined members, Zeus will be providing some amazing BBQ.

From Zeus:

Hi everyone! I’ll be catering the Side Winder G.T 2018 event for lunch on Saturday!! I get down with food, it’s going to be awesome!! $10.00 a full plate, Cash or Paypal only.

The Menu:
Texas style smoked brisket
Marinaded BBQ’d Chicken thighs
Cheddar & bacon twice baked potatoes
Zeus’s BBQ baked beans w/ bacon, Sausage, and Brisket.

He’s not lying either, in fact we may have some extra bystanders for the tournament just to get in on the lunch.

If you haven’t purchased entry yet, you can do so by buying your entry here:

In case you need a refresher on the rules and schedule, here ya go:

– 2,000 Points, ITC army build requirements
– 5 rounds of play, 2.5 Hour rounds
– $30 entry
– No new material will be allowed after June 15th 2018.

Day 1 – Saturday
10:00am – 10:45am Registration
10:45 Opening Announcements
11:00 – 1:30 Round 1
1:30 – 2:30 Lunch
2:30 – 5:00 Round 2
5:15 – 7:45 Round 3

Day 2 – Sunday
12:00 – 2:30 Round 4
2:30 – 3:30 Lunch
3:30 – 6:00 Round 5
6:15 Closing Announcements and Awards

Every player will leave with something.

We hope to see everyone at the GT!

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MGS Does D&D El Paso Alternate Reality Style

Join us Saturday, the 12th of May at MGS – 1121 Larry Mahan Drive, Suite A, El Paso, TX 79925 – for a LIVE session of D&D played by Brandon from the KLAQ Morning Show and several MGS staff being DM’d by Justin Del Valle. Here’s a little teaser for you from the setting, which is an alternative future reality of El Paso:

As James slinked his way down the mountainside he pondered to himself what would await him across the next ridge. He had heard plenty of stories about Concordia, of its shady dealings and checkered past; yet shady dealings meant possible payouts and James was hungry for his next haul. What greeted James did not disappoint his sense of adventure.

Rising up into the mountains was what looked like a sprawling monastery completely out of place for this part of the world, but he valued oddities like this and that generally meant an equally eccentric clientele, or in his mind, targets. He pulled out his looking glass to get a better sense of just who and perhaps, what, he was up against. A peculiar choice of art graced the facades of most of the towers, or perhaps it lent itself to the purpose of this complex; a mining pick. That meant one thing in his mind, precious metals. Was this an elaborate mining complex where they unearthed buried treasures? At the very least, something of this size would at least have a safe or two stocked full of coin that could find its way into his possession.  As he scanned the multitude of buildings he noticed something humanoid; well, in shape, maybe not in size to which he was generally accustomed. Dwarves. Of course, it had to be dwarves, the inventors of the modern home security system.

Okay, this could be a good thing he mused to himself. Dwarves are generally a good sign of things stashed away and possibly forgotten, so it may not be immediately missed, whatever it is he decided to pilfer from their inventory. He scanned desperately looking for a warehouse or the very least a mine entrance so he could track the sweet pay dirt to its place of safe keeping. Books, books and more books. No one is carrying any crates or pushing any carts. This is all wrong, this can’t be right. Then it hit him, this isn’t a mine, this is a university, a place of useless learning, not of the sweet gold stuff or the glittery glory of gems or jewels. Well, maybe I can still make off with some of the tuition he resigned himself to plotting. He let out a sigh, “oh well, I’ve heard at least they have good tequila.” James made his way down the mountain to find the nearest tavern and plot his next move.

Join us in our new alternate world, the creation of Justin and Brandon as a campaign setting for Dungeons and Dragons. Show up, cheer us on and save 10% on Dungeons and Dragons manuals, miniatures and dice sets. Check it out on Twitch.tv/MilitaryGamerSupply

 

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Memberships Have Been Revamped!

We’ve changed the way our memberships work on the online store. Now they’ve been streamlined to serve you better. We have also begun working to completely rework the webstore and focus on specific game systems to help you gain better access to pre-ordering and figuring out what you need for your next tournament, future army or open play.

We hope you’ll continue to support us the way you all always have and here’s to many more years of building a great community of gamers.

Check it out at http://www.militarygamersupply.com/memberships

You can get a FREE membership that is used to stay informed with newsletters, sales and other sweet offerings. We also have a Military membership that only requires you to show proof of service and gets you 5% off. On top of that we have Bronze, Silver and Gold that will earn you up to 10% off on in store and select online store purchases. We’re also adding some digital subscription service features and working to improve our membership program with additional content all the time.

Consider a membership with Military Gamer Supply today and help us continue to build an amazing place for gamers to game the way they want.

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Did You Know? We Have a PC Gaming Community! Two of Them!

If you’re looking for PvP oriented group that values organization and teamwork, then check out the Silver Sun Republic.
A community for current and former US Military; miss the camaraderie you enjoyed while serving or if you’re still serving then this is the place for you.

If you’re a gamer like me then you probably don’t limit yourself to just one platform, genre or form of gaming and love everything from tabletop to card games and video games. Military Gamer Supply was built with all gamers of all walks of life in mind and that includes the Console and PC Gaming crowd!

As we work on rolling out our LAN and E-Sport setup over the next year we want to let you get in on the action right away with two gaming communities that we’ve supported for years before MGS was ever a thing; you might even notice the connection between MilitaryGamers.com and what we ended up naming our own store. If you’re a competitive gamer or see yourself as more of a casual player then we’ve got you covered in both communities.

Silver Sun Republic was founded by me, Jeremiah, Tyler and a few others many years ago.  It’s actually going on 15 years or so ever since the Everquest 1 and Ultima Online days and has appeared in many different MMOs since then covering mostly strategy and open PvP conquest sandbox games where we’ve been the core of many different alliances and groups that have dominated servers with the rest of the population rising up to knock us off the top. We’ve done it many different games to include Planetside 1 and 2, Age of Conan, Shadowbane, EVE Online and most famously, Darkfall Online as part of the Kingdom of Hyperion where we conquered 2/3rds of the entire map with the Goons of Something Awful having to literally bribe people with real money to take us down. Now we’re gearing up for Life is Feudal, which is a medieval conquest MMO complete with castle building, siege mechanics, twitch combat and a crafting system with more depth than most of us ever imagined. We host our own servers for games like ARMA III, Life is Feudal: Your Own, GTA: San Andreas Multiplayer, Morrowind Multiplayer Mod and a whole lot more.

You can check out Silver Sun Republic by visiting http://www.silversunrepublic.com.

Are you current or former military? Do you want to join a community made up of other current and former military members?  MilitaryGamers.com is your best choice.  A lot of other communities have popped up making the same claim, but MG is the ONLY community that boasts a roster of over 3,200 registrations, 99.5% of which are all military members with the small percentage made up of dependents and longtime gaming buddies. The community provides a close knit support network that has provided several “saves” for service members who are struggling with service connected injuries. If you’re looking for the same level of camaraderie that you associate with your military service, then make sure you check out MilitaryGamers.com today.

Check out MilitaryGamers.com at http://www.MilitaryGamers.com.

 

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Join Our Fundraising Team for Extra Life 2017

Want to know how YOU can be a hero?  We’re making it easy for you to join us in our quest to raise money for Children’s Hospitals all across the United States and here locally for El Paso.

All you have to do is register for our team by visiting the Extra Life website through our Team’s Page.  We’ve already got a few people signed up, but we know there’s more of you out there ready to make a difference by raising money and gaming for 24 hours.  You don’t have to join us for the full 24 hours and how much you raise depends on how much you want to spread the word for an amazing cause.

Our event will start on 4 November 2017 at 9 AM locally and end the next day on the 5th of November at 9 AM.  You’re welcome to show up whenever and participate in the games we’ll have going on in the store.  Check out the event on our Google Calendar or indicate that you’re going on our Facebook Event.

You can join us in the store or play online and check in via our Twitch.tv page.  We’ll be broadcasting several streamers including our own from the store, so join us for a great cause.

More details about the day itself will be available shortly.  If you’re interested in hosting a game or two and have some ideas on how to raise funds through various game mechanics all proceeds raised during that day will go to benefit the Childrens Hospital Network.

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24 Hours of Gaming for Military Families – 4 Nov 2017

We’re gaming for the military families, for the kids who already have it rough with Mom or Dad (and sometimes both!) away from home serving their country.  We’ve touched several family’s lives providing gaming consoles, games and other cool stuff to let them know that we appreciate their sacrifice as part of the military community.

The resiliency of our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen serving overseas starts and ends at home and to take care of their kids is to take care of them as well.  We game for our military families!

We’ll be livestreaming on our Twitch.tv channel as well as Facebook from time to time with updates on our progress and the battle against sleep.  You can join our team or donate by checking out our Extra-Life.org page.

You can get in on the action and stay on top of what’s going on by visiting our Google Calendar entry for that day, 4 Nov 2017.

Or if you prefer the Facebook way of tracking your events, check out our Facebook Event and stay up to date that way.

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Help Us Design the Gaming Hardware of the Future

We’re part of an AMAZING opportunity to have direct input on a brand new line of gaming hardware that will be produced by a new up and coming company.  They want to hear from you on what makes a great keyboard, mouse and headset.  We’re helping them gather data and you can have a direct line to the design team by filling out this simple survey.

This is a first run survey that is meant to gather some initial feedback, but there will be more follow up surveys that allow you to get as detailed as you want in what your dream gaming peripherals would look like.  They already have hardware in development for things like power and USB cables as well as routers with many more lines rolling out all the time.

We should have some demo products available to you shortly on their existing hardware lines and soon you’ll be able to purchase them right from our brick and mortar shop and the online store.  We’re excited for this new partnership and we hope you join us in providing feedback to produce the best, next generation of gaming hardware.

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Get Discord, Get MGS Events in Your Phone, Get Good

We already know how awesome you are and that’s why we always love seeing you in the store.  Sometimes life can get crazy with all the social media apps, updates, reminders, blah, blah, blah.  We know you’re riding the struggle bus that life throws at all of us, but don’t worry, we’re here for you!  That’s why we’re putting together an awesome orchestra of Discord goodness that will give you a fully integrated option to get updates on events in the same place where you can text and talk with other members of the community.  Rather than throw another brick into the wall of life, we’re working to make it easier for you to connect with fellow MGS gamers and arrange for matches or get the latest on Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering or whatever other organized play we’ve got going on.

That’s where Discord comes in and we’ve connected our Google Calendar to it in order to provide you a weekly outlook so you know what you have to look forward to at the end of the work day or on the weekends.  We’re with you every step of the way with events going on every week night because sometimes working for the weekend just doesn’t cut it.

Not only do we bring you events, but we have channels specific to your favorite games.  On top of that we also provide automatic reminders and links to our livestreams when we have them going.  Shortly we’ll even let you RSVP through the Discord App to ensure your greatest desire to show up and curb stomp the competition is duly noted.

Hop on our Discord Server by visiting our landing page or check out other ways to get more out of our plethora of community connecting concoctions and platforms by reading up on a few options available to you.

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We’ve Leveled Up Memberships — Get Yours Today!

We're Leveling Up Your Membership.

If you had a membership with us in the past then you have received a notice that your membership was cancelled, but don't worry! We're replacing it with a brand new system that is completely integrated with our website and our brand new webstore that is going to let us do some pretty cool stuff.

Like what? Let me do a sweet, table doodad that will highlight ALL THE THINGS!

  • Make Reservations for our Tavern Room or Spaceship Simulator online
  • Use your membership discounts on select online purchases
  • Access Member Only areas to participate in Narrative Campaigns
  • Get Exclusive Access to new projects and our own Game Development
  • Purchase Member Only T-Shirts and the Swaggiest of the Swag!
  • Sell your Armies, Miniatures or Gamer Gear Online & Offline through us
  • Whaaaaat? That sounds pretty awesome, right? So how do I get in on this hotness?

Get in on the new hotness.

Either go to our webstore at https://www.militarygamersupply.com/shop to see all the new products as they're added daily or go directly to the memberships section at https://www.militarygamersupply.com/product-categories/memberships or check out the bottom of this post to start shopping now.

Will the membership system change again?

It took us a bit to get it right, so we apologize for those who had memberships and had to re-up, but we've got it on lock down now since this new system achieves EXACTLY what we wanted in the first place.  Your memberships can now be integrated into the webstore directly without any of the crazy hassle we had to go through before.  Unless the sky falls and the aliens invade, this is our system since it does all the cool stuff we want it to do and will in turn let us do some cool stuff for you.

For more information, check out the membership product pages below or check out our Membership Overview page.

Thanks for being awesome!