Inside the Dice Bag: February 2024 Gamer's Path Adventures

Welcome back, fellow gamers, to another exciting recap of all the happenings at our friendly local game store (FLGS)! As we roll the dice into a new month, let's take a moment to reflect on the fantastic adventures we've embarked upon together in the gaming realm. From epic battles to heartwarming gatherings, our FLGS has been bustling with activity, and we're thrilled to share the highlights with you.

Building our FLGS Community

February brought with it a treasure trove of new arrivals and eagerly awaited releases. Our FLGS shelves were adorned with the latest new releases in skirmish gaming much to the delight of our loyal patrons. From strategy enthusiasts to fantasy aficionados, there was something for everyone to sink their teeth into. Among the standout additions were the highly anticipated Malifaux boxes!

Malifaux brings some new adventures to your FLGS

  • Unique Setting and Lore: Malifaux offers a rich and immersive world unlike any other in the tabletop gaming universe. Set in an alternate Earth during the 1900s, where the discovery of the dangerous magical substance known as "soulstone" has transformed society and reshaped history. This steampunk, gothic, and Wild West-inspired setting blends elements of fantasy, horror, and mystery, providing players with endless storytelling possibilities and opportunities for creative exploration.
  • Dynamic and Tactical Gameplay: Malifaux's gameplay mechanics are renowned for their depth, strategic complexity, and dynamic interactions. Unlike traditional tabletop wargames, Malifaux utilizes a unique card-based system, the Fate Deck, which adds an element of unpredictability and tension to every decision. Players must carefully manage their resources, anticipate their opponent's moves, and adapt to changing battlefield conditions to secure victory. With a diverse range of factions, each boasting its own distinct playstyle and strategies, Malifaux offers endless replayability and challenges even the most seasoned tacticians.

  • Engaging Narrative Campaigns: In addition to its compelling gameplay, Malifaux places a strong emphasis on narrative-driven campaigns and storytelling. The game's rulebooks and expansions are filled with rich lore, character backgrounds, and interconnected storylines that immerse players in the world of Malifaux. Whether embarking on a solo adventure, participating in organized play events, or delving into epic multiplayer campaigns, players have the opportunity to shape the fate of their favorite characters, unravel mysteries, and experience epic battles that resonate with the overarching narrative. This narrative depth adds an extra layer of immersion and investment for players, making every game session feel like a thrilling chapter in an ongoing saga.

Malifaux Gaming

Tournaments and Events at Your FLGS

The competitive spirit was alive and well in our FLGS this month as we hosted a series of exhilarating tournaments and events. Tabletop warriors clashed swords in epic battles of skill and strategy. From casual Malifaux learning games to an intense Necromunda skirmishes tournament, there was no shortage of adrenaline-pumping action. Additionally, our community events provided a welcoming space for gamers of all ages and backgrounds to come together, forge new friendships, and celebrate their shared passion for gaming.

  • Superb Owl III: Our annual Blood Bowl one day tournament took place in February and brought some weekend excitement! We were thrilled to see some alternative Blood Bowl teams in our store - including a 3D printed team and a LEGO built team! Not to mention a rookie player taking the win! We love inviting new players to our FLGS.
  • Star Wars Legion saw Paploo's Wild Ride take place in the store. We always love the events that Brett puts together for our FLGS and we know everyone had a great time.
  • The Necromunda Campaign continued in February and will continue into March as well! This multi-week tournament has been so much fun to watch unfold in our FLGS and on our Discord!
  • March saw a Malifaux Demo Day to start the month off. We are so excited to bring this new line into our FLGS and get everyone excited for something new. 

"I may have scored more touchdowns, but you put almost hald od my team in body bags!"

Doc Seibel (Discord) Blood Bowl Winner

Spotlight on Community Engagement at Your FLGS

At the heart of our FLGS is our vibrant and diverse community of gamers, whose passion and enthusiasm continue to inspire us every day. We are always proud to showcase the creative talents of local artists and highlight the achievements of our youngest gamers. We were reminded once again of the powerful bonds that unite us through our love of games. 

We took some time this month to re-vamp our Discord page for the community! Have you seen the changes? 

  • We added some roles to help identify community interests as well as experts and who is willing to teach! 
  • We added the ability to choose which channels in our Discord to be a part of so that members do not have to be in channels they have no interest in seeing. 
  • We added some non-gaming channels, including a general chat and a pets channel!
  • We added a channel specifically for members who are searching for an opponent at our FLGS. 

"This is now objectively the best channel here"

Cole (discord) about the Pets Channel

Looking Ahead at Your FLGS

As we bid farewell to February and eagerly anticipate the adventures that await us in March, one thing is certain: the spirit of camaraderie and camaraderie that defines our FLGS will continue to thrive. With a calendar packed full of exciting events, new releases on the horizon, and endless opportunities for fun and friendship, the journey ahead promises to be nothing short of legendary. So, fellow gamers, gear up, roll the dice, and join us as we embark on another thrilling chapter in the story of our game store.

March FLGS line-up

Thank you for joining us on this journey through the halls of our game store. We hope you enjoyed this monthly recap and found inspiration in the tales of adventure and camaraderie that we shared. Until next time, may your dice rolls be lucky, your strategies sound, and your gaming experiences unforgettable. Happy gaming, and may your adventures be ever epic!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Special Events are happening in March?

Check out our event page for all the details! Upcoming this month we have Marvel Crisis Protocol - Just The Parker Luck on the 16th! 

Also, we will be closed 3/31 for Easter.

What Events happen Regularly?

We have so many FREE weekly events in our store! Check out the events page for all the details. 

Wednesday 6pm - 9pm: Hobby Night and Battletech

Thursday 6pm - 9pm: Star Wars Legion

Friday 6pm - 9pm: Non-GW Skirmish Games

2nd and 4th Sunday 11:30am - 4:30pm: Board Games with USS Balthasar

1st and 3rd full weekends: Warhammer Weekends

Can I rent a table to play?

Definitely! Just call the store to reserve the table! Table costs $10 per hour (no per player or per game cost)

Where can I find an opponent?

Check out our Discord for all the community happenings! 

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