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Extra Life Weekend

As many of you know, Extra life is one those events that we look forward to all year. The store will be open for 36 hours; yes I said THIRTY SIX HOURS. If this is your first time out to Extra Life you might want to know how this all works. It’s simple, a quarter get you a re-roll; re-roll as many times as you want because it’s for the kids. Now for Magic it’s going to work a little differently, a quarter gets you a scry, 50 cents gets you a life point and 75 cents get you a land you didn’t have before.

Help us make this event better then last year! Now here’s our Schudule:

Event Schedule:

With every purchase will be donating 5% to the El Paso Children Hospital this is our way of giving back to the community that has given, so much to us.

 

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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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Modern Tournament Thursday!

Modern Thursdays

Starts @ 6:30 p.m.
$5 Entry
Swiss rounds based on attendance.
1 booster pack for each win awarded to each player.

 

Modern is a constructed format and therefore adheres to the following constructed rules:

  • Minimum of sixty cards
  • No maximum deck size, as long as you can shuffle your deck unassisted
  • Up to fifteen cards in your sideboard, if used

With the exception of basic lands (Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest), your combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent.

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/formats/modern

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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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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!

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.