Monthly Archives: March 2016

THE MANA DORK: A Set of Steak Knives—Political Play in Commander

by March 31, 2016

The Mana Dork

The shadows have thoroughly covered the skies above Innistrad. Spoilers have hit, set reviews are on their way, planeswalkers have nice leather jackets. Time to batten down the hatches and not listen too closely to what might be under the floorboards. Continue reading

The Mana Dork – You’re All Clear, Kid by Jesse Mackenzie

by March 26, 2016

The Mana Dork

 
This is a story about why it’s important to have good friends.

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2016 Android Netrunner Regional Championship

by July 15, 2016

2016 Android Netrunner Regional Championship

Android Netrunner

Regional Championships

WHEN

July 30, 2016

WHERE

A Muse N Games
1839 1/2 Portage Ave
Winnipeg Manitoba 
R3J 0G7 

REGISTRATION

Players can register in store, or here online.
Earlybird Registration until May 15 6pm is $15
May 15 6:01pm – At Door $20

PRIZING

Android Netrunner Regional Championship Prizing

  • First Place: Regional Champion trophy, a card granting a first-round bye at a country’s National Championship, and a seat in the World Championship in November.
  • Top Four:  A double-sided, spot-glossed identity card featuring Jesminder Sareen and Pālanā Foods,
  • Top Eight:  Regional playmat featuring the Shaper Runner Jesminder Sareen using her console, Maya
  • Top Sixteen:  Pack of acrylic 2-credit and 5-credit tokens
  • Top Sixty-Four: One alternate art card Same Old Thing.

ACCOMODATIONS

Viscount Gort Hotel Banquet & Conference CenterA Muse N Games has partnered with the Viscount Gort Hotel as a sponsor of the 2016 Regional Championships. Not only will we be hosting the X-Wing regional championship in the Viscount Gort, but players attending any of our regionals are being offered a special room rate of $105* a night. (Regular rate $140)

To book your room call 204-775-0451 or toll free 1-800-665-1122

*per room, per night, single or double occupancy and based on availability at time of reservation. A charge of $10.00 per additional adult will be added to the above rate, up to a maximum of four adults per room. Subject to the following taxes which may change without notice: 8% provincial sales tax, 5% goods and services tax and 5% accommodation tax and a 15% gratuity where applicable.

ITINERARY

09:00 On-Site registration / check-in begins.
09:45 Player meeting
09:50 First round pairings announced
10:00 First round begins.
11:20 Second round begins.

Rounds are 65 minutes each, there will be a 15 minute window after each round while the next round is prepared.

There will be a 60 minute dinner break between the end of swiss, and the beginning of the top cut.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: I’m a store champion with a bye. Do I have to register?
A: Yes, pre-registration is encouraged to ensure that you have a seat in the event.

Q: I’m a store champion with a bye, when do I need to arrive, do I need to be present for the first round? 
A: If you have registered and submitted your deck list to us via email / in person at the store the by 22:00 Friday July 22nd, we ask that you check-in on site by 11:00am

Q: Is the FAQ Update from July 12th in effect?
A: Yes, the FAQ Update from July 12th (found here) is in effect.

Q: Is the new Most Wanted List (MWL) in effect for this event?
A: No. The new MWL (announced here) do not go into effect until August 1, 2016.
The current MWL used for this tournament is:

An Identity’s printed influence limit cannot be reduced below 1. Each copy of a card from this list reduces an Identity’s influence limit by 1 when included in a deck. An Identity’s influence limit is reduced even if the cards on this list match the Identity’s faction. An out-of-faction card still counts its influence value against the Identity’s influence limit.

Runner
Cerberus “Lady” H1 (Lunar Cycle, #099)
Clone Chip (Creation & Control, #038)
Desperado (Core Set, #024)
Parasite (Core Set, #012)
Pre-Paid Voice PAD (Spin Cycle, #029)
Yog.0 (Core Set, #014)

Corp
Architect (Lunar Cycle, #061)
AstroScript Pilot Program (Core Set, #081)
Eli 1.0 (Genesis Cycle, #110)
NAPD Contract (Spin Cycle, #119)
SanSan City Grid (Core Set, #092)

2016 A Game of Thrones Regional Championship

by March 31, 2016

2016 A Game of Thrones Regional Championship

A Game of Thrones LCG

Regional Championships

WHEN

July 23, 2016

WHERE

A Muse N Games
1839 1/2 Portage Ave
Winnipeg Manitoba 
R3J 0G7 

REGISTRATION

Players can register in store, or here online.
$20

The event is  capped at 50 players.

PRIZING

A Game of Thrones Regional Championship Prizing

  • First Place: Regional Champion trophy, a card granting a first-round bye at a country’s National Championship, and a seat in the World Championship in November.
  • Top Four:  A wooden Stark house card
  • Top Eight:  Regional playmat featuring Ned Stark relaxing in Winterfell’s godswood
  • Top Sixteen:  Pack of acrylic Stark power tokens
  • Top Sixty-Four: One alternate art card Varys.

ACCOMmODATIONS

Viscount Gort Hotel Banquet & Conference CenterA Muse N Games has partnered with the Viscount Gort Hotel as a sponsor of the 2016 Regional Championships. Not only will we be hosting the X-Wing regional championship in the Viscount Gort, but players attending any of our regionals are being offered a special room rate of $105* a night. (Regular rate $140)

To book your room call 204-775-0451 or toll free 1-800-665-1122

*per room, per night, single or double occupancy and based on availability at time of reservation. A charge of $10.00 per additional adult will be added to the above rate, up to a maximum of four adults per room. Subject to the following taxes which may change without notice: 8% provincial sales tax, 5% goods and services tax and 5% accommodation tax and a 15% gratuity where applicable.

ITINERARY

11:00 On-Site registration / check-in begins.
11:45 Player meeting
11:50 First round pairings announced
12:00 First round begins.
13:00 Second round begins.

Rounds are 55 minutes each, there will be a 5 minute window after each round while the next round is prepared.

At the moment we are not planning for a dinner or lunch break for this regional.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: I’m a store champion with a bye. Do I have to register?
A: Yes, pre-registration is encouraged to ensure that you have a seat in the event.

Q: I’m a store champion with a bye, when do I need to arrive, do I need to be present for the first round? 
A: If you have registered and submitted your deck list to us via email / in person at the store the by 22:00 Friday July 22nd, we ask that you check-in on site by 12:40pm

 

2016 Warhammer 40k Conquest Regional Championship

by March 31, 2016

Warhammer 40K Conquest Regional Championship

Warhammer 40k Conquest

Regional Championships

WHEN

June 25, 2016

WHERE

A Muse N Games
1839 1/2 Portage Ave
Winnipeg Manitoba 
R3J 0G7 

 

REGISTRATION

Players can register in store, or here online.
$20

The event is  capped at 50 players.

PRIZING

Conquest 2016 Regional Championship Prizing

  • First Place: Regional Champion trophy, a card granting a first-round bye at a country’s National Championship, and a seat in the World Championship in November.
  • Top Four:  A double-sided, spot-glossed warlord card featuring Nahumekh
  • Top Eight:  Regional playmat featuring a nightmare phalanx of Necron Warriors and Lychguard
  • Top Sixteen:  Pack of acrylic Necron damage tokens
  • Top Sixty-Four: One alternate art card Mandragoran Immortals.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Viscount Gort Hotel Banquet & Conference CenterA Muse N Games has partnered with the Viscount Gort Hotel as a sponsor of the 2016 Regional Championships. Not only will we be hosting the X-Wing regional championship in the Viscount Gort, but players attending any of our regionals are being offered a special room rate of $105* a night. (Regular rate $140)

To book your room call 204-775-0451 or toll free 1-800-665-1122

*per room, per night, single or double occupancy and based on availability at time of reservation. A charge of $10.00 per additional adult will be added to the above rate, up to a maximum of four adults per room. Subject to the following taxes which may change without notice: 8% provincial sales tax, 5% goods and services tax and 5% accommodation tax and a 15% gratuity where applicable.

ITINERARY

11:00 On-Site registration / check-in begins.
11:45 Player meeting
11:50 First round pairings announced
12:00 First round begins.
13:00 Second round begins.

Rounds are 55 minutes each, there will be a 5 minute window after each round while the next round is prepared.

At the moment we are not planning for a dinner or lunch break for this regional.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: I’m a store champion with a bye. Do I have to register?
A: Yes, pre-registration is encouraged to ensure that you have a seat in the event.

Q: I’m a store champion with a bye, when do I need to arrive, do I need to be present for the first round? 
A: If you have registered and submitted your deck list to us via email / in person at the store the by 22:00 Friday June 24th, we ask that you check-in on site by 12:40pm.

2016 X-wing Regional Championship

by April 14, 2016

Star Wars: X-Wing Regional Championship 2016

Star Wars: X-Wing

Regional Championships

When

June 18, 2016

Where

Viscount Gort Hotel Banquet & Conference Center
1670 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3J 0C9
Viscount Gort Hotel Banquet & Conference Center

See below for information on accommodations.

Registration

Players can register in store, or here online.
Earlybird Registration until May 15 6pm is $15
May 15 6:01pm – At Door $20

The event is  capped at 60 players.

Prizing

X-wing 2016 Regional Championship Prizing

  • First Place: Regional Champion trophy, a card granting a first-round bye at a country’s National Championship, and a seat in the World Championship in November.
  • Top Four:  A metal challenge coin, a great tool for determining who has initiative at the beginning of the game when squad points are tied!
  • Top Eight:  A set of alternate-color dice.
  • Top Sixteen:  Pack of acrylic cluster mine tokens.
  • Top Sixty-Four: One  alternate art Hera Syndulla card.

Accomodations

A Muse N Games has partnered with the Viscount Gort Hotel as a sponsor of the 2016 Regional Championships. Not only will we be hosting the X-Wing regional championship in the Viscount Gort, but players attending the regionals are being offered a special room rate of $105* a night. (Regular rate $140)

To book your room call 204-775-0451 or toll free 1-800-665-1122

*per room, per night, single or double occupancy and based on availability at time of reservation. A charge of $10.00 per additional adult will be added to the above rate, up to a maximum of four adults per room. Subject to the following taxes which may change without notice: 8% provincial sales tax, 5% goods and services tax and 5% accommodation tax and a 15% gratuity where applicable.

Itinerary

09:00 On-Site registration / check-in begins.
09:45 Player meeting
09:50 First round pairings announced
10:00 First round begins.
11:30 Second round begins.

Rounds are 75 minutes each, there will be a 15 minute window after each round while the next round is prepared.

There will be a 45 minute dinner break between the end of swiss, and the beginning of the top cut.

Frequently asked questions

Q: I’m a store champion with a bye. Do I have to register?
A: Yes, pre-registration is encouraged to ensure that you have a seat in the event.

Q: I’m a store champion with a bye, when do I need to arrive, do I need to be present for the first round? 
A: If you have registered and submitted your squad list to us via email / in person at the store the by 22:00 Friday June 17th, we ask that you check-in on site by 10:40am.

2016 Fantasy Flight Games Regional Championships

by September 7, 2016

Regional Championships

A Muse N Games is please to announce that we have been selected as the host for the following Fantasy Flight Games Regional Championships:

Star Wars: X-WingWarhammer 40k Conquest

A Game of Thrones LCGAndroid Netrunner

June 18 – Star Wars: X-wing
June 25 – Warhammer 4oK Conquest LCG
July 23 – A Game of Thrones LCG 2nd Edition
July 30 – Android Netrunner LCG

Click any of the above links for more information on the tournaments including prizes, itinerary, and registration.

Regional Championships Superpass

We are offering an Earlybird Superpass that registers players for all four championship.
If a player is unable to attend one of the championships they have registered for, the participation promo will be held at the store for pick-up after the tournament.

Earlybird Superpasses can be purchased in store, or here online until 6pm on May 15th.

 

 

Regional Championships Sponsor:

Viscount Gort Hotel Banquet & Conference Center

A Muse N Games has partnered with the Viscount Gort Hotel as a sponsor of the 2016 Regional Championships. Not only will we be hosting the X-Wing regional championship in the Viscount Gort, but players attending the regionals are being offered a special room rate of $105* a night. (Regular rate $140)

To book your room call 204-775-0451 or toll free 1-800-665-1122

*per room, per night, single or double occupancy and based on availability at time of reservation. A charge of $10.00 per additional adult will be added to the above rate, up to a maximum of four adults per room. Subject to the following taxes which may change without notice: 8% provincial sales tax, 5% goods and services tax and 5% accommodation tax and a 15% gratuity where applicable.

Calendar of Events April 2016

by March 10, 2016

April Calendar of Events
April is full of lots of new product and events – including International Table top and Shadows over Innistrad prerelease, release and game day read on for more details on what we are doing in the store this month.
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THE MANA DORK—Mantis Riders on the Storm

by March 2, 2016

The Mana Dork

Today, I’m going to talk about an amazingly foolish decision.

Fool's Demise

Not too long ago, we had Oath of the Gatewatch Game Day at A Muse N Games. A pair of Standard tournaments, celebrating the release of the new set and all the sweet new Eldrazi Reflector Mages Reflector Mages naming Eldrazi Reflector Mages naming everything you ever loved cards in OGW, and how they mix with the rest of the current Standard environment. Continue reading