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Membership Program Changes Are Here!

Changes are coming to memberships, oh wait, they’re here!

We’re Leveling Up Your Membership.

If you have a membership you have received a notice that your membership is being 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

What about my current subscription?

We’re calculating all the days you currently have left and as soon as you sign up for your replacement subscription we’ll add those on top. As a bonus, for those folks who deployed and didn’t turn off your subscriptions, well, we get it, we’re going to add extra time on top of your subscription when you get back. This is also a chance to turn it off in case you forgot.

Let us know if you’re not satisfied with the transition and we’ll do whatever it takes to make it right. We’re hoping that when you see the new system you’ll totally understand why this is a better way of doing things.

Thanks for being awesome!

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Raise Up to $1,000, Possibly Even More For Your Store Team!

We have been approached with the offer to volunteer at two events to raise funds to spend however we wish and we’ve decided to open it up to you to help earn some extra cash for your favorite store team.

From the event organizers:

“The first event is Street Fest, and we are looking for a team of 10 volunteers to work Friday, June 23rd, and Saturday, June 24th from 4pm to 12am to assist in serving alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic beverages at different stations. If your team chooses to do so, you can set up shifts for multiple volunteers so the same 10 people aren’t having to work 8 hours straight.
If you decide to work the alcohol serving station, you will need a team of 10 members working at once for the entire time. You will be compensated with a $1,000.00 paycheck towards your organization or to split among your team as you see fit.
If you decide to work the non-alcoholic drink serving station, you will only need a team of 5 volunteers for the whole day, and will be given $750.00 towards your organization or to split among your team as you see fit.

All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

We are looking for as many as three teams, so if you’d like to work both stations, or have enough volunteers to work multiple stations at once, that is more than acceptable. Furthermore, any tips that you make during the event you can keep to do with as you see fit.

The Second event, taking place July 2nd, is the Ice Cream Festival. We are looking for any number of volunteers to work one or both shifts, being 12pm-4pm, or 4pm-8pm. If your team chooses to work the 4pm-8pm shift, each member will receive a $25 check for their time and efforts.

For both events,all volunteers will receive complimentary meals, drinks, entrance to said events, and a t-shirt (and other things) for their help.”

Please contact us via Facebook or in the store to let us know you want to volunteer so we can get you signed up.  We need to know ASAP.  Volunteer hours will be split proportionally among the teams, so for example, if Warhammer 40K provides 80% of the time, then 80% of the funds raised go to them.  Funds will be used for prize support, travel and entry fees.  These funds will be set aside and added on top of money already dedicated by MGS to support sponsored teams.

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Warhammer 40K 8th Edition Release Happening Right Now!

40k opening day at MGS.

Posted by Military Gamer Supply on Saturday, June 17, 2017

We’ve got the store filled with Warhammer 40K players tearing through the new rulesets and figuring out how they’re going to develop their armies to dominate the battlefield.  You should join them!  Now’s the perfect time to get in on one of the most popular sci-fi, scalable, epic game systems brought to you by Games Workshop.  Taking feedback from years of crushing the competition in the world of miniature gaming, they’ve listened to fans and witnessed the success of revamping the rules for Warhammer Age of Sigmar to give you a brand new take in this latest edition.

If you’ve ever been intimdated by the rules or the price tag, then have no fear because Warhammer 40K is more accesible than ever with a lighter ruleset and a scalable system that will work with small scale skirmishes up to unfathomable point totals in sprawling apocalypse games.

Come check out the store and get in on the release day fun even if you don’t have an army of your own, you can easily pick a loaner army and start learning or dive right in with the Dark Imperium starter set that is a steal at it’s current price.  Oh, and to make things even better, you get 15% off on all Games Workshop products in the store, so it’s easier than ever to jump in and start playing.

Get 15% Off all this awesome stuff to get you started on Warhammer 40K: 8th Edition Today!
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Age of Sigmar Gets a New Starter Kit

Not to be out done, Age of Sigmar is getting a new starter box on 24 June called “Thunder and Blood” shortly after the massive launch of Warhammer 40K 8th Edition with the goal of making it a breeze to get into Warhammer Fantasy.

According to the posts and mailer that Games Workshop has been sending out, the kit features:

– 44 stunning citadel miniatures cast in coloured plastic and easy-to-build
– 96 pages of rules, background and painting – get involved in the Mortal Realms right away
– Play right out of the box with scenery, a playmat and dice.
– Amazing value of two full armies for the price of a Start Collecting! box

Not only do you get a ton more models for the price of two Start Collecting boxes, but you also get a playmat, some dice and a sweet book that doesn’t just cover rules; it will also get you started on painting and includes plenty of lore driven goodness for those of us who love the fluff that comes with the Warhammer universe.

On top of the starter box, there are also two new sets of miniatures sold separately that are being released to coincide with Thunder and Blood include:

Khorgos Khul & Bloodsecrator
Vandus Hammerhand

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For Pre-Ordering any items in this set, stop by Military Gamer Supply on or before Monday, the 19th of June and let us know so we can make sure to order what you want and have it on hand in time for the release.  Thanks and happy gaming!

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Brand New Webstore Coming Soon!

We’ve been working on our webstore slowly, but surely and here we are, almost ready to unveil it to the world.  It will enable us to do a whole lot more and make your ability to shop Military Gamer Supply from anywhere while online.  This will impact several of our services and help make them more readily available to you and those who don’t know they’re die hard MGS fans quite yet.  This exciting new online buyer’s paradise will allow us to fully integrate our memberships to bring you more online, exclusive content, including new downloadable content for things like custom D&D or other rule system campaigns written by some of our store sponsored DMs.  We’re thrilled to be able to start offering you new options for reserving our premium game rooms, Artemis Spaceship Simulator and even schedule time with your favorite DM to host your next adventure to celebrate a special occasion or just ‘cuz.

Want to schedule a painting class for you solo or with a group of friends?  We’ll be able to bring you that and make it nice and easy through our website.  Want to get more out of your membership by registering or checking in for tournaments or events without having to come into the store?  We can do that!  We can also offer narrative campaigns through our website where you can report results and manage army lists, react to special campaign events by voting or managing your planet or province as part of a Governorship system.  There are so many more options available to us with our new webstore and we want to make sure you’re ready for it.

Those who have existing memberships will receive cancellation notices as we drop our old system for the brand, new, definitely worlds better, amazing, sleek, easy-to-use, fully integrated online store that is part of our website rather than being a separate service.  We will turn on a 30-day “trial period” for those who have memberships as of the moment we drop the other service to allow for us to contact everyone who had an active membership and make sure everything transitions smoothly.

We’re pretty excited for this new online store and you’ll see a lot more involving memberships over the next few months as we flesh out the system even more.  The plan is to bring a whole lot of bonus content (for no extra cost!) for those who have store memberships, so if you’ve been on the fence about it, please consider purchasing a membership and help us grow that part of our services.

The goal is to have everything ready by Monday, the 19th of June, but hey, we’re all gamers here and we know how well technology treats us, so stand by for that to flex, just a tad.  We hope you’re ready for us to kick it up a notch and take MGS to the next level.

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How to Assemble: Dark Imperium Primaris Space Marine Models

Get a jump on your adversaries by checking out this video from Games Workshop on how to assemble the Space Marine Primaris models included in the Dark Imperium game set.  Cut down on having to figuring out how to assemble your new models, so you can spend more time dominating your adversaries.

Dark Imperium releases on 17 June 2017 with a whole day of games, how-to-play, and even a ‘Feast with Friends’ to give you a chance to share battle reports and figure out strategies with the brand new edition of Warhammer 40K.

Check out the Facebook Event here.

Here’s a breakdown of the schedule of events related to the Warhammer 40K: 8th Edition Boot Camp:

17th of June
3:00 PM – Q&A on future ITC events at MGS, MGS Team
5:00 PM – Feast with friends and talk about your 1st 8th edition games.

24th of June
Break for 30K narrative event.

1st of July
12:00 PM – Information on the Global Narrative 8th edition campaign.

2nd of July
1200 PM – Narrative campaign will tentatively start.

This will also kick off our Narrative Campaign, the Fate of Konor.

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With the release of Warhammer 40K: 8th Edition you may need to rework your army a bit.  That’s why we’re offering 15% off Warhammer 40K in the store every day!  Stop by and get what you need to make your army 8th Edition ready.

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Pre-Order Warhammer 40K: 8th Edition and Win $50!

Pre-Order or purchase the Dark Imperium box set or any of the Army Indexes for Warhammer 40K 8th Edition before or on June 17th and be eligible for a $50 Gift Card from Military Gamer Supply with the winner to be announced in the evening on June 17th.  Use it to expand your army or pick up additional indexes that you might need to study your opponent or shore up your own expanded forces.

You’re also invited to join us on the 17th of June for an all day, all out slaughter as players start to unravel the strategies and tactics for the brand new edition.

Looking to learn more about how to play?  Join Jeremy as he presents 8th Edition Boot Camp. You can even get a preview on the 10th of June starting at 4PM! (Facebook Event Link Here) for three months before any official tournaments are held to give new players a chance to catch to our competitive, internationally ranked Team Sex Panther team members and help build a solid community.  Also be on the lookout for new narrative play that takes place in the system of Konor, just one system out of the 500 worlds in Ultramar starting in July.  It will allow players to affect the outcome of the planet through reporting match results between various armies.

We’ll be hosting a casual play narrative campaign so you can help determine the fate of the Konor System.

Check out the chart we have available, so you know what you can still pre-order to make sure we have what you need on hand and ready for you:

WARHAMMER 40000: DARK IMPERIUM (ENGLISH)
WARHAMMER 40000 RULEBOOK (ENGLISH)
INDEX: IMPERIUM VOL 1 (ENGLISH)
INDEX: IMPERIUM VOL 2 (ENGLISH)
INDEX: XENOS VOL 1 (ENGLISH)
INDEX: XENOS VOL 2 (ENGLISH)
INDEX: CHAOS (ENGLISH)
BASE: DEATH GUARD GREEN (12ML)
WH40K: TACTICAL OBJECTIVE CARDS (ENG)
SECTOR IMPERIALIS: OBJECTIVES
WARHAMMER 40000: COMMAND DICE
WARHAMMER 40000: WOUND TRACKERS (6-PACK)
CITADEL DEATH GUARD GREEN SPRAY
WARHAMMER 40000: COMBAT GAUGE
DARK IMPERIUM NOVEL (HB)

Check out the examples of the products listed above to help you get a sense of what they are. Not pictured: Paint products.

We have examples of the Indexes in the store, so if you want to thumb through them and figure out exactly what you need, come check ’em out!

It might not be as easy to figure out which faction or army fits into which book, so stop by and check them out to make sure you get what you need to start your galactic domination right away.

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With the absolute craze and demand, please note that some products may be more difficult to obtain than others.  We have 20 boxes of Dark Imperium gaurenteed and we’re releasing product on a first come, first served basis for pre-orders.  Full payments take precedence over half payments and money down over requests.

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MGS Teams Up With KLAQ For a Night of D&D

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 starting at 8 PM, KLAQ 95.5 will be gearing up to experience the epic adventure of Dungeons and Dragons along with a few contest winners.  Grand prize consists of an entire set of books, 4 sets of dice and a box of pre-painted monsters to get you and your friends up and running with your own campaign.

Everything you need to run your own campaign!

Listen in to KLAQ this week for your chance to win our full campaign kit or one of 4 D&D Starter Kits and your chance to play D&D with us on Saturday, June 3rd at 8 PM.  Hecklers and all around shady characters are more than welcome to come join us!

For our Facebook event, check it out here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/650565411809052

Check out the event on our Google Calendar so you can add it to your Google Account or Phone:
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Ways to Find Others to Game With

Ever get the feeling your particular game community is dead or dying?  Is it hard to find others to game against or difficult to find people to play a specific scenario or campaign?  We here at Military Gamer Supply want to help you meet up with others that play your way because we know that all of our communities have gamers in them, they just need help meeting up sometimes.

We know what the sales numbers look like and who is playing what, so we’ve set up a few different ways for you to find others so you don’t feel like ‘no one ever plays X’ ever again.  We also want you to know that we’ll use our powers for good and help you get your community to bounce back in case it falls into a rut.  Sometimes all it takes is spreading the good word that people want to get in a game or two and suddenly we achieve our store’s number one proverb and mantra, “activity begets activity.”

1.  Discord

We know we’ve pushed Discord before and there’s a big reason for that.  It’s like a massive group text that you can customize how you get notified.  Imagine that your favorite texting app and TeamSpeak 3 had a baby.  It’s okay, I’ll let you hang on to that oddly erotic moment for a bit.  You good?  Great.  In Discord you can have it your way (please don’t use it as a sexting app for the community, srsly).  You can use it for texting or for voice chat or why not both?  It’s great for reaching out to an entire game platform because you can use what Discord calls mentions.

Mentions are a great way to customize your request and reach all the right people to set up a gaming night for you and your friends.

By using the @role, where role is replaced by a specific usergroup, you can message all your potential opponents in @malifaux or @warhammer_40K.  We can even go more specific than that and set up @warhammer_40K_casual or @warhammer_40K_competitive to help cater to your wants and desires for a game or three.

Discord is also in real time and it doesn’t hide messages unless you set it up that way so you have less chances of missing an impromptu, wholesale evening of slaughter.

You can get to our Discord server by visiting our Discord page under the Services tab or by clickity clicking on this here URL:

http://www.militarygamersupply.com/discord/

2. Facebook Group(s)

One of the most used methods we’ve seen around the community is to join up with the various gaming groups on Facebook.  There are way too many to list all of them, which is why we prefer Discord since all of our communities are right there and if you’re like most of us, you game across multiple platforms.  Still, the specific Facebook groups out there can be very helpful to get advice and buy/sell models or cards you don’t use anymore.  For our own, Military Gamer Network, we do allow sales posts, but we just ask that you coordinate with us first so we can make sure people aren’t getting scammed and heck, we might want to buy it from you right then and there, too.

The great thing about some of the other Facebook Groups is that if you just want to stay close to home and game at another store we don’t have to have that awkward moment about people posting about other stores on our Group.  We’d love to be the sole destination for gaming in your lives, but let’s face it, we understand.

Most people hang out on Facebook because it’s the place where most people believe most other people live.  Ultimately, not everyone is on Facebook, so we try to make sure people have access to other methods for gathering information about us and community activities.  Another benefit of being on Facebook is that you can reply to others and let them know where and when you’ll be set up for a game.  We do have other avenues of advertising games, but they lack that bit of interaction (we’re working on it, we promise!), which is why Facebook Groups come in at number two on our recommendation list.

Check out our Facebook Group at: http://www.Facebook.com/groups/militarygamernetwork

For more general gaming across the city check out El Paso Wargames and RPGs at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1450889591857327.

If you’re on Fort Bliss you can also check out our location on post at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/261106867667513/

3. Facebook Events

Our Facebook Page, Military Gamer Supply, has events that are set up specifically for tournaments and regular game nights.  The nice thing about the Facebook Events are that they can send you reminders and should pop up on your phone as a ‘nearby event’ if you’re looking for something to do.  We rate them behind the Groups because we hope that people are regularly paying attention and these are a little less negotiable on time since they’re already scheduled.

These are, however, the best way for you to increase your chances of finding likeminded folks ready to throw down with you.  The problem we encounter is that Facebook doesn’t play fair when it comes to listing events and serving them up to people on their timelines.  If you go hunt them down from our Facebook Page, though, they’re ready for your brain to ingest all the goodness and allow you to plan out your life accordingly to make sure you find people to play with and against.

4. Website/Google Calendar/Newsletter

Most of our other social media pages and platforms feed to and from our website and integrate with our Google Calendar and Newsletter.  Like Facebook Events, they are generally static posts, but we’re working on pulling comments into the website to make it more interactive allowing you to RSVP or ask for more information and to get a sense of how many people are showing up.

Check out our Events Calendar, which is an embedded Google Calendar, that you can add to your own Gmail or Android Phone account (heck, you can even add it to your iPhone if you have a calendar app) to get notifications for events and include directions to the store that will even pull up traffic reports and let you know when you need to leave to make it on time (the future is now!).

Want to get something going on the regular?  Let us know and we’ll make sure we add it so others can find out about the gaming night you want to get going.

Our periodic SITREP (Situation Report) or Newsletter draws from articles on our Website and events on our Calendar, so make sure you sign up HERE to receive our latest news and stay in the loop.

5. Just Show Up

Nothing beats just showing up during our peak hours and letting it be known that you’re taking all challengers.  We typically see most of our tables filled with games going on ranging from Dungeons and Dragons to Warhammer 40K, Magic: The Gathering, random Board Games and just about anything else you can think of.  The best part?  We’re willing to put out more tables and everyone knows we’ve got the space to make it happen.

 

You guys make everything happen.  If you ever want to pump some life into your favorite gaming community, please let us know and we’ll figure out how to support you.  We do have leagues, tournaments, events and regular nights for all sorts of games.  You guys make this whole thing happen, so we want to do everything we can to make sure you have plenty of team members and opponents to help you game your way.

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Want to Grow Your Community? And So Can You!

We’re looking for folks who are motivated and want to help grow their community in the store.  We need your help to develop content and get people’s attention on the game or games you love to play.  If you provide us with regular content, we’ll give you the platforms to spread the love like peanut butter and jelly on toast.  MGS is stepping up its game and we want to bring you with us as we pursue our number one goal to make new gamers and unlock their awesome potential to bring you more worthy opponents and reliable party members as you cleanse the heretic, slay the alien or dive into the latest dungeon.

We host competitive teams that travel to other cities to compete in tournaments and operate as the home store to some of the nation’s top ranked gamers.  We also host narrative and casual play for those who just want a relaxing game of epic carnage and destruction who might not be in it for points or awards; we get it, wholesale slaughter of Orks, Goblins or the Undead can be your happy place.

If you’re interested in promoting your game platform by writing articles, taking photos, making videos or providing entertaining commentary in whatever format you can stop by the store and speak with Jeremiah about becoming a content contributor.

As we move forward in updating the website we’ll also be unveiling some cool features dedicated to each game system that we support.  You can help be a part of that by contributing content or becoming a Tournament or Event Organizer and help build up your community.

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