Welcome to another year of gaming! It is hard to believe that we are starting our third year, but we couldn’t have done it without you!! And now on to the info…
Yugioh Cosmo Blazer Sneak Peek & Preordering
In ancient times, a legion of evil souls was banished to the heavens, to endure centuries of imprisonment. Now they have seen the error of their ways, and the strongest of these souls have returned to Earth, to make things right and do penance for their crimes.
Returning to their original forms, each has also gained the power of a mighty animal spirit, which they can manifest through their legendary weapons. No longer merely men, these immortals now walk the earth as Beast-Warriors from the very heavens.
Cosmo Blazer brings you the first eleven of these souls, with weapons in their hands and animal spirits in their hearts, assembled together as The Brotherhood of the Fire Fist. Their mission: To cleanse the earth of evil with the fires of the heavens!
We will have a Sneak Peeks for Cosmo Blazer on 1/19 & 1/20 at 4pm. Players who participate in the sealed deck event will have a chance to receive Astral Pack prizes. The playmat drawing will take place after the sealed event and you must be present to win.
Additionally, we have Cosmo Blazer boxes ($63) and 2013 Prophecy Destroyer Tins ($15.99) available for preorder. Prices for these will go up once they are released so prepay and save!
Magic the Gathering: Gatecrash!
We continue our adventures in one of the most beloved planes in the Multiverse – the sprawling city-plane of Ravnica. This block is bringing back old favorites like the “shock-lands” and the guilds, but showing a new side of this world no longer ruled by the guildpact. Last set reintroduced us to five guild (Azorius, Golgari, Izzet, Rakdos, and d Selesnya) and this set completes the cycle by reacquainting us with the Boros, Dimir, Gruul, Orzhov, and Simic guilds.
We will be holding our usual six prerelease events, but due to the unique Guild structure of the prereleases and the anticipation for this set, we will be preregistering for individual events and Guilds. First, let me explain what will happen at the prerelease. You will choose a Guild (one of the five 2-color pairings available) and receive your Guild prerelease pack. This pack will contain 5 Gatecrash boosters, a special Guild booster, a Guild prerelease card that you can play with at the event, a letter from your Guildmaster, an achievement card, and a spin-down life counter. All for $25 when you preregister!
If you want a particular Guild prerelease pack you will need to register early as we have a limited supply per guild.
If you preregister for multiple events you will get the following bonuses:
- Guild Initiate (2 Events*) - five bonus raffle tickets at each event
- Guild Apprentice (3 Events*) - five bonus raffle tickets at each event, 2 packs of Ultra Pro solid color sleeves
- Guildmage (4 Events*) - five bonus raffle tickets at each event, 1 pack of Ultra Pro solid color sleeves at each event, 1 Ultra Pro 9 pocket binder, and an 800 count box to hold all your new cards in
- Forger of the Guildpact (5 events - 1 per Guild*) - five bonus raffle tickets at each event, 1 pack of Ultra Pro solid color sleeves at each event, 1 Ultra Pro 9 pocket binder, 1 Mini-Monster binder, free $7 draft coupon, a Blue Ox t-shirt (when they are made) and a 800 count box to hold all your new cards in
*Please note these are per person; four people cannot split the 4 Events prepay.
We will also be pre-selling booster boxes ($100), fat packs ($36), intro sets ($60), and common/uncommon playsets ($45). These can be found on the website in their typical sections.
All preorders/prepays must be purchased by 1/18. All prices will go up on 1/19.
Star Wars: the Franchise Strikes Back!
While the next Star Wars movies are off in the future, there is a ton of great Star Wars related stuff released recently that is great. Check it out what we are talking about below:
· Star Wars: the Card Game: This LCG from Fantasy Flight combines all the fun of a traditional trading card game with the lower cost of a board game. Expansions are complete not collectible, but there is still a ton of deck building options.
· Star Wars X-Wing Miniature Game: Get in the cockpit for exciting dogfights between X-Wings, Y-Wings, TIE Fighters & TIE Interceptors. This miniature game is easy to learn, easy to get started (miniatures are fully painted and assembled), and easy to enjoy! We even have preorders available for the next wave of ships coming in February which includes the Millennium Falcon and Bobba Fett’s ship, Slave I.
· Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG: Are you into Star Wars? Well delve even deeper with this new role-playing game set in the Star Wars universe. The Beginner Game box comes with everything you need for 3-5 players to get started.
· Star Wars Limited Edition Art Sleeves: Get these awesome sleeves with six different pieces of artwork including Slave Leia!
Warhammer 40K League
We are starting a new year and that means a new league and a new night! That is right, we are moving league night to Mondays so we hope to see you. If you are interested in signing up for the Warhammer 40K league, the cost is $10. League members get 10% all Games Workshop miniatures and $5 off entry into Warhammer 40K tournaments during the league time. We will start this league off with a community painting & assembling of the ton of terrain we purchased for the store. This get together will be 1/7 at 6pm and we will provide pizza if you provide the help! League play for this entire league will be 1850.
Sale of the Month:
Fantasy Flight Games are 20% MSRP!
1/5 - Heroclix - No Man’s Land #2 @12pm
1/6 - Build Your Own Standard (BYOS) Win-a-Box @1pm
1/7 - Warhammer 40K Community Night - Help paint and assemble terrain @6pm
1/12 - Win boosters for your favorite TCG: Free Kaijudo Learn to Play event @4pm
1/13 - Magic Modern Win-a-Box @1pm
1/14 - Learn to Play: Star Wars: the Card Game @6pm
1/18 - Yugioh 2013 Collectors Tin released
1/19 - Cardfight Vanguard Welcome Event @12pm
1/19 - Yugioh Cosmo Blazer Sneak Peek @4pm
1/20 - Warhammer 40k tournament @1pm
1/20 - Blue Ox Games Magic Invitational @1pm (invite only - spectators welcome)
1/20 - Yugioh Cosmo Blazer Sneak Peek @4pm
1/21 - X-Wing Game Night @7pm
1/25 - Yugioh Cosmo Blazer set released
1/26 - Magic Gatecrash Prerelease events @12:01am, 1pm, & 7pm
1/27 - Magic Gatecrash Prerelease events @1pm, 4pm, & 7pm
1/28 - Star Wars: the Card Game: Game Night @7pm
2/1 - Magic Gatecrash released
2/2 - Magic Win-a-Box of Gatecrash @1pm
2/2 - Yugioh Win-a-Box of Cosmo Blazer @4pm
2/3 - Magic 2HG Gatecrash Booster Draft @1pm
2/10 - Cardfight Team Tournament @1pm
2/23 & 2/24 - Magic Grand Prix Charlotte
Thanks for shopping Blue Ox Games and if you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us!