Posted on 1 Comment

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.

 

Posted on Leave a comment

MTG: HOUR OF DEVASTATION

Greetings everyone I wanted to release our schedule for upcoming set, so everyone could get a head start. We’ll be taking preorders for the prerelease for HoD starting today it will cost 20$ and can be paid in store. We’ll have 72 spots and will be hosting a Midnight event on the 7th. Then if we have any kits left we’ll be hosting one on the 7th at 2:00 PM and so on and so forth throughout the day.

Set Name: Hour of Devastation

Block: Set 2 of 2 in the Amonkhet Block

Number of Cards: 199

Magic Open House: July 1-2, 2017: Entree: Free

Prerelease Events: July 8-9, 2017: Entree 20$

Release Date: July 14, 2017:

We’ll be taking pre-orders for boxes at 95.99$ a box until the release then it will go back to $99.99

Draft Weekend: July 15-16, 2017

Standard Showdown Begins: July 22, 2017

Game Day Weekend: August 5-6, 2017

Magic Online Launch: July 10, 2017

On Sale in Magic Online: July 14, 2017

Pro Tour Date: July 28-30, 2017

Posted on Leave a comment

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

======================

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!

Posted on Leave a comment

MGS Store Team and LVO

Greetings and Salutations,

As many of you know last year we were lucky enough to sponsor a Team to compete at Las Vegas Open(LVO) earlier this year. The team brought back four best general trophies and one best in the faction for the year. This year we’ve been looking forward to sponsoring a team again, however unlike last year where we sponsored an established team; we have decided to create and sponsor our own team.  This team will be selected by the store based on your participation in our upcoming events including our boot camp, Global Narrative Campaign, tournaments and conduct (I.E. Sportsmanship; Integrity; Leadership).

Our hope is to foster a team built on camaraderie that can represent our store in a manner that is inclusive of our stores core values.

Games that we would like to sponsor at LVO are:

Warhammer 40K

Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Warmachine/Hordes

Malifaux

X-Wing/Armada/Imperial Assault

Deadzone/Warpath

Sponsorship will be at our discretion.

For more information about the team please contact Jeremiah or Jeremy at the store. We look forward to an AWESOME tournament season and 40K 8th edition.
MGS staff

Posted on Leave a comment

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.

=================================

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.

Posted on Leave a comment

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:

https://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.

Posted on Leave a comment

The Middle Sixty #2: Defining Victory

You Are Here

This is Jason again from Military Gamer Supply. I’m going to jump into my second article geared towards the middle 60 percent of Warhammer 40k players.

This week we’re going to cover the first step in competitive play: defining victory. This article is geared for a fairly wide variety on the competitive spectrum. Some of you are pretty good players, winning the occasional local Rogue Trader Tournament (RTT) or finishing in the top 25% at major events. Others lose 8 out of 10 games or can’t make it to big events.

At this point, I’m going to ask a question: Where do you want to be? Seriously think about it for a little while. Do you want to just win more games? Do you want to smash at every local RTT? Do you want a best in faction for all ITC? Winning locally and winning nationally are two very different roads.  If you want to win locally you only have to worry about your game; list composition, strategy, local meta, etc. Playing on a national level brings a whole host of new concerns. Can you make it to enough events? Can you afford to travel? How much does your local meta differ from the national meta?

Until next week, consider where you are now, where you want to go, and how hard of a road you’re willing to travel. If you want to be a competitive player, you’re going to have to think about 40k as more than a game. You’ll have to put real effort into it and not just one day on the weekend.

On a side note, some of my readers asked for threads on strategy and list building. We’ll get there. There are several other considerations to address before list building.

Thanks for reading and let me know if there is anything you want me to cover.