Miniature Painting Contest

Paint any Warhammer 40K, Fantasy, or Lord of the Rings Troop Box ($24.99+) you buy from Crazy Squirrel during November.  Entries are due Saturday, Dec. 1st by 9 p.m. Show your CSGS receipt to enter.

Winner will take home a Battleforce or $115 in store credit. Winners will be announced during the Feed Fresno event at Noon, Saturday, Dec. 8th. Call or visit store for details.

 

Sept. 8: Magic Celebration, GPT & Ascension tournaments

We’re calling it Card Play Saturday and it’s going to be amazing.

First, we’ve got the annual Magic Celebration pack wars flights we’re going to run. Those will be at 10:30 and 11:30 in the morning. It’s free and a great way to get into Magic if you’ve never played before. We’ll focus on the new players here and help everyone have a great time.

Then at 1 p.m. we start our Ascension tournament. This deck building game is quick to learn and easy to play. Five bucks gets you into the tourney. The winner will get a copy of the upcoming expansion Immortal Heroes (or store credit to go toward the purchase when it’s finally available). Second and Third place will get promo cards for the game.

At 2 p.m. there’s some more Magic with our GPT for San Jose. This will be a standard format tournament with a $25 entrance fee. There’ll be some stuff competition and TJ Morrison will be on hand as our head judge. Here’s the prizes you’ll be vying for:

  • First: $100 travel fun and 2 byes for San Jose
  • Second: A booster box of Magic or $75 in store credit. Want to wait to pick up that box until Ravnica hits the shelves? We can make that happen.
  • Third & Fourth: 15 packs OR 11 of our Squirrel Tokens ($3 coupons)
  • Fifth – Eighth: 8 packs OR 5 of our Squirrel Tokens ($3 coupons)

There’ll also be giveaways throughout the tournament. We will when this a competitive REL event and it will have a top 8 playoff.

After you’ve survived all that, there’s more Magic Celebration that evening at 6 and 7. Again, if you’re a newer player, this is the time to find out how enjoyable Magic can be. These small tournaments are free and will last until we’ve run out of packs set aside for this event.

And just imagine: this is all just a walk-up to October, when we celebrate our Squirrelaversy and start our Go for the Gold Magic competition.

SCG Aug. 18 Top 8 Decklists

1st place – Juan Diaz- UW Delver
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Restoration Angel
3 Geist of Saint Traft
1 Phantasmal Image
4 Ponder
4 Vapor Snag
4 Gitaxian Probe
3 Mana Leak
2 Thoughtscour
1 Gut Shot
1 Mutagenic Growth
1 Dismember
1 Dissipate
1 Sword of War and Peace
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
1 Rune Chanters Pike

9 Island
1 Plains
4 Seachrome Coast
4 Glacial Fortress
2 Moorland Haunt
Sideboard
3 Blade Splicer
2 Celestial Purge
2 Flash Freeze
2 Negate
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Tormod’s Crypt
1 Mana Leak
1 Divine Offering
1 Oblivion Ring
1 Mimic Vat

Continue reading “SCG Aug. 18 Top 8 Decklists”

A Game of Thrones LCG Regional Tournament: Decks

Here are the decks with house, agenda, restricted and plots. I’ll post the placing of each player tomorrow when I’m back at the store. –Jennifer

Angela Steele
House: Targaryen
Agenda: Maester’s Path
Restricted: Fury of the Dragon
Plots:
Valar Morgulis
Threat from the North
Retaliation
At the Gates
Rule By Decree
Take Them By Surprise
Fury of the Dragon

Ben Tully
House: Lannister
Agenda: Power Behind the  Throne
Restricted: Pyromancer’s Cache
Plots:
Fleeing to the Wall
Valar Morghulis
Retaliation!
The Art of Seduction
Shadows and Spiders
City of Lies
the First Snow of Winter

Brooks Mitchell
House: Greyjoy
Agenda: Alliance
Restricted: Castellion of the Rock
Plots:
Valar Morghulis
March to the Wall
Fleeing to the Wall
The First snow of Winter
Search and Detained
Battle of Oxcross
Retaliation

Cameron Whitworth
House: Stark
Agenda: None
Restricted: Fear of Winter
Plots:
At the Gates
Respect of the Old Gods
Wildfire Assault
Fear of Winter
Rains of Autumn
Summoning Season
The Prince that was Promised

Chris Jones
House: Stark
Agenda: Siege of Winterfell
Restricted: None
Plots:
Spending the Winter Stores
Storm of Swords
After the Mummers Ford
Retaliation
Siege of Riverrun
Winds of Winter
Summoning Season

Chris Schoenthall
House: Martell
Agenda: The Maester’s Path
Restricted: Narrow Escape
Plots:
At the Gates
Outwit
Search and Detain
To the Spears!
Valar Morghulis
The Art of Seduction
Forgotten Plans

Christian Na
House: Stark
Agenda: City of Shadows
Restricted: Venomous Blade
Plots:
Focused Offense
Valar Morghulis
First Snow of Winter
Rule by Decree
A Time for Rivers
City of Lies
Retaliation

Fragino Arola
House: Martell
Agenda: None
Restricted: Burning of the Sand
Plots:
Fleeing to the Wall
To the Spears!
Loyalty Money Can’t Buy
Take Them by Surprise
Frey Hospitality
Stoic Resolve
Game of Thrones

James Speck
House: Stark
Agenda: Maester’s Path
Restricted: Fury of Wolf
Plots:
At the Gates
City of Spiders
Wildfire Assault
City of Sin
Outwit
Fury of Wolf
City of Soldiers

Jeff Lebow
House: Martell
Agenda: Knights of the Hollow Hill
Restricted: Burning on the Sand
Plots:
Shadows and Spiders
Retaliation!
The First Snow of Winter
Building Season
Search and Detain
Rule by Decree
Desolate Passage

Jennifer Wolchick
House: Targaryen
Agenda: Kings of Summer
Restricted: Fear of Winter
Plots:
Fear of Winter
Valar Morghulis
A Time for Ravens
A Song of Summer
Muster the Realm
The Power of Arms x2

Joe Barclay
House: Targaryen
Agenda: Knights of the Hollow Hill
Restricted: Fury of the Dragon
Plots:
Fury of the Dragon
The First Snow of Winter
Valar Morghulis
Rule by Decree
Search and Destroy
Threat From the North
Retaliation

John Bruno
House: Targaryen
Agenda: Knights of the Hollow Hill
Restricted: None
Plots:
Retaliation!
Rule by Decree
Search and Detain
The First Snow of Winter
Threat from the North
Valar Morghulis
A Song of Summer

John Snyder
House: Greyjoy
Agenda: None
Restricted: Fury of the Kraken
Plots:
Fury of the Kraken
Wildfire Assault
Rise of the Kraken
Feast or Famine
Retaliation
Storm of Swords
Take Them by Surprise

Ken King
House: Martell
Agenda: Knights of Hollow Hill
Restricted: Venomous blade
Plots:
Forgotten Plans
Shadow and Spiders
Search and Detain
To the Spears
A Time for Ravens
The Red Wedding
A Song of Summer

Ken Lee
House: Baratheon
Agenda: None
Restricted: Laughing Storm
Plots:
The Kings Law
Wildfire Assault
At the Gates
Take Them By Surprise
Loyalty Money Can Buy
Summoning Season
Master the Realm

Mark Peters
House: Stark
Agenda: Knights of the Realm
Restricted: None
Plots:
Regroup
Respect of the Old Gods
Loyalty Money Can Buy
At the Gates
Retaliation!
The Power of Arms
Siege of Riverrun

Ryan Matthews
House: Lannister
Agenda: Treaty with the Isles
Restricted: Fear of Winter
Plots:
The Kings Law
Fear of Winter
Building Season
Summoning Season
At the Gates
Alliance
First Snow of Winter

Magic Buy List 1/30

Innistrad
Blasphemous Act
Bloodline Keeper
Clifftop Retreat
Heartless Summoning
Isolated Chapel
Kessig Wolf Run
Sulfur Falls
Traveler’s Amulet
Woodland Cemetery

 

M12
Call to the Grave
Chandra, the Firebrand
Day of Judgment
Dragonskull Summit
Glacial Fortress
Grave Titan
Honor of the Pure
Phantasmal Image
Primeval Titan
Rites of Flourishing
Solemn Simulacrum
Sorin Markov
Sun Titan
Sceptre of Empires

 

New Phyrexia
Batterskull
Cathedral Membrane
Chancellor of the Annex
Darksteel Relic
Geosurge
Gut Shot
Mycosynth Wellspring
Norn’s Annex
Noxious Revival
Phyrexia’s Core
Phyrexian Metamorph
Phyrexian Obliterator
Praetor’s Grasp
Shrine of Loyal Legions
Spellskite
Surgical Extraction
Sword of War and Peace
Torpor Orb
Whispering Specter

 

Mirrodin Besieged
Blightsteel Colossus
Consecrated Sphinx
Hero of bladehold
Mirran Crusader
Phyrexian Crusader
Slagstsorm
Sword of Feast and Famine

 

Scars of Mirrodin
Argentum Armor
Asceticism
Blackcleave Cliffs
Copperline Gorge
Darkslick Shores
Galvanic Blast
Geth, Lord of the Vault
Glint Hawk
Necrotic Ooze
Nihil Spellbomb
Platinum Emperion
Ratchet Bomb
Sword of Body and Mind
Tempered Steel
Trinket Mage
Wurmcoil Engine

 

Older
Boon Reflection x4
Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile x2
Cenn’s Taction x2
Chancellor of the Annex
Darksteel Colossus
Elspeth, Knight Errant
Elvish Promenade
Emeria, the Sky Ruin x3
Endless Barriers x3
Energy Chamber x4
Gravepact x3
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker x2
Kinsbaile Borderguard x2
Lich Lord of Unx x2
Llanowar Empath x2
Lyr Alana Huntmaster
Mistmeadow Skulk x4
Necromancer’s Covenant
Pestermite
Preeminent Captain x3
Remand x4
Reya Dawnbringer x4
Sceptor of Empires x3
Sword of Body and Mind
Sword of Ice and Fire
Thadda Adel (foil)
Thraximundar x2
Unscythe, Killer of Kings x2
Windbrisk Heights x3
Wizened Cenn x3
Wren’s Run Packmaster x4

Minis & Bits Bazaar on May 22

Our first Minis & Bits Bazaar is on its way! It’s a great chance to sell off your unused games, books and bits and open up space for all new gaming passions.

Here’s how it works:

1. Find some games you own but maybe don’t play much any more. This day focuses on anything in the realm of tactical minis (so, no RPGs or board games). Bring in your bits to sell, armies you’re done with, bags you want to upgrade from, etc.

2. Bring the things you want to sell to The Squirrel no later than Thursday, May 18. We’ll ask for your contact information and the price you want to get for the items. If you want to get a head start, download the attached PDF and fill it out before you come in. Minis & Bits Bazaar sign up

3. Come to The Squirrel on Sunday, May 22. Everyone’s items will be displayed and up for sale. The store will handle all the sales and at the end of the day you’ll get the full sale price of your things that sold in store credit. If we have a selection of “extraordinary” finds, we’ll hold a silent auction throughout the day with winners notified by 5 p.m.

4. Use your new found wealth of store credit at your convenience to pick up that new shiny object you’ve had your eyes on for a while.

This system proved to be successful at our board game swap in February!

Ticket to Ride League information

We’re excited to present Ticket to Ride as our first board game league. Here’s the rules for this first of what will be an ongoing series of board game leagues. The rules will change when we change games.

The Rules

  • $5 gets in you for the season
  • Play up to 5 games a week
  • Weeks run Thursday to Thursday to coincide with Board Game Nights
  • Cannot play consecutive games on the same day against 2 or more of the same people
  • Track the longest train you own each game
  • Games must be played at Crazy Squirrel Game Store
  • Fill out game report and have it signed by Scott or Jennifer after each game

Scoring

  • 1 point for every game played
  • +1 point for each win

Prizes

  • 5 points: Play room pass
  • 10 points: Drink or Snack of your choice
  • 15 points: Play room pass
  • 20 points: Drink or Snack of your choice

At league end

  • Overall points accumulated: $35 store credit
  • Second place: $15 store credit
  • Third place: $5 store credit
  • Longest train (includes all of a player’s trains combined throughout the season): $20 store credit

Note: Prizes may be increased based on league participation.