Thursday, August 6, 2015

Mixed Doubles Tournament
A Warhammer 40,000 Event

Snake Eyes Gaming
201 Cayuga Ave., Suite10
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 376-2000

Saturday, August 22nd
11:30 AM – Registration
12:00PM – First Round Begins 
Army lists will be collected during registration.

3 round, 1,000 point Warhammer 40,000 Mixed Doubles tournament.
Players will be randomly paired with a new teammate each round - so you could end up playing against a former ally or playing with a former opponent!
Participants will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes for each round.
There is NO painting requirement. Unpainted models will NOT hinder your ability to win Best Sportsman or Best General prizes.
All models must be WYSIWYG.

$15 for each participant. The entry fee includes a lunch of Subway/Pizza that will be served between Rounds 2 & 3. The remainder of the entry fees will be awarded as prize support.

Best Overall
Best Sportsman
Best General
Best Painted
Snake Eyes Award

Battle-forged armies only. Players may use a Combined Arms Detachment, described on pgs. 117-122 of the Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook. Individual army books may give players of that faction the option to use other Detachments.
Please note that you may NOT take any Allied Detachments for this event or Allies from any other source.
Your Teammate will be considered an Ally of Convenience, described on pg. 127 of the Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook, regardless of the type of Ally that they would normally be considered. 
Lords of War may be up to 30% of total forces point value (i.e., 300 points).
Terrain will be set up by the judges prior to the event.
Mysterious Terrain rules will be used where applicable. 
Missions will contain (or have references to) ALL deployment rules, scoring methods, and Objective details. 
Every players must have the official rules that detail each unit(s) that they are using in this event.

If you have any questions about any of these rules please post on comment here or ask via some other method prior to the day of the event. Thanks!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Rail City Rumble: A Snake Eyes Gaming Warhammer 40,000 Tournament

Snake Eyes Gaming is proud to announce the 1st Annual Rail City Rumble!

For the last four years Snake eyes Gaming ran the Steel City showdown in Pittsburgh, the largest Warhammer 40,000 tournament in Western Pennsylvania. This year marks an embarkation upon a new adventure - the Rail City Rumble! Come and test your mettle against others - only one will earn the right to hoist the Sword of Victory.

There is no time for peace.  No respite.  No forgiveness.  There is only WAR.

Where:                  Snake Eyes Gaming
                                201 Cayuga Ave.

                               Altoona, PA 16602

When:                  Saturday, May 30th
                              12:00 PM – Registration
                              12:30  PM – First Round Begins
                              Army lists will be collected during registration.

 What:                  3 round, 2000 point Warhammer 40,000 tournament
                              Participants will be given 2 hours and 15 minutes for each round. Additional time 
                                   will be provided for set-up during the first round.
                              There is NO painting requirement.  Unpainted models will NOT hinder
                                   your ability to win Best Sportsman or Best General prizes.
                              NO proxies although conversions are accepted (and encouraged!).  All models must
                                          be WYSIWYG.

 Cost:                    $15 for each participant.  Preregistration is not required.
                              The entry fee includes a lunch of Subway/Pizza that will be served between          
                                        Rounds 2 & 3.
                              Food will be available for non-participants for the cost of $5 per person.

Awards:             Best Overall
                             Best Sportsman
                      Best General
                             Best Painted
                             Snake Eyes Award

Rules               Limit of 2 detachments and one Data Slate - total of 3 detachments.
                    Warlord from primary detachment.
                    Players can self ally.
                     Only one Lord of War for entire army, Lords of War can be from secondary
                                   detachment and may be up to 30% of entire army cost - 600 pts.
                      You must have the official rules that detail the unit(s) that you are using.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Night of the Living Card Games 2 (2/21/2015)

It's been a little while. A lot of cool things have happened around Snake eyes Gaming in the last month: Fate Reforged Prerelease, Magic PTQ, Knight Models Tournament, and tons of new exciting products!

I wanted to spend a little time today talking about the upcoming Living Card Game Day at Snake Eyes Gaming. Some of you may remember the last Living Card Game Day that we held back in October. For that event we ran demonstrations of a handful of our favorite Living Card Games. Since that time, we have had a Doomtown Tournament and a group of new players pick up Lord of the Rings. For this Living Card Game Day (which will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015)  we are going to put the spotlight on two games: Doomtown and Call of Cthulu.

Doomtown is set in the Weird West. There are mad scientists, evil sorcerers, undead, holy-men wielding the power of the divine, outlaws, and of course lawmen. You take the role of the Sheriff Dave Montreal and the Law Dogs; the Morgan Cattle Company and their secret experiments conducted by mad scientists; the unseemly circus that just came to town and set up their tents near the old Whateley manor house, or the outlaw Sloane and her gang. Whoever you choose, your goal is to wrestle control of Gomorra away from your competitors.

Each store is permitted to hold two Deputy Events per year. Next Saturday (February 21, 2015) at 2pm will be the Deputy Event. Bring a legal Doomtown Reloaded deck (constructed following the deck building rules out of cards from the Base Set; New Town, New Rules; and Double Dealin') and fight for control of Gomorra. Only one player cane leave with the tin badge proclaiming them as Deputy.

Join us in exploring the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft with the Call of Cthulhu LCG Necronomicon draft.  Take the side of humanity battling against the outer gods, and elder ones.  Or take the side of they who should not be named, in the new draft format for the Living Card Game.

We will be teaching basics of the living card game as well as holding a draft tournament.  The Call of Cthulu draft will start next Saturday (February 21, 2015) at 6pm. The draft is played with each player using a draft starter and a draft pack.  You will have the draft starter as the core of your deck to use, & draft from the draft pack, like other card games, choosing a card and passing to the next player, using the drafted cards to then build a 40 card deck.


Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Project Status Update

I did the same thing that I always do.

My Lizardmen army project started off with the same ideal that I always begin with: only assemble and paint one unit at a time. My theory is that if I do an army in manageable chunks like that I will not be overwhelmed by a tide of gray plastic. This time I made it all of the way through two units: 1 Kroxigor and 3 Jungle Swarms. Then the desire to get the models on the table and play a couple of games got the better of me.

As you can see from the picture below I now have around 1,250 points assembled, enough to play small games. Hopefully this will tide me over while I work on basing and painting my Core choices. The Temple Guard in the background were a Christmas gift (thanks Matt!) and they will be the next unit that I work on. Once I get some of the stuff currently assembled finished of course.

Next time I'll have some painted models to show off and maybe even a comment or two about how some of the units are performing on the table top. Happy New Years!