We’re planning a week of events dedicated to helping alleviate hunger in Fresno. We’re calling the week Feed Fresno, and we’re calling on all of our squirrels to be especially generous. More details are coming later, but this is what we’re already planning.
Beginning with a Malifaux tournament on Saturday November 26th (the Malifaux Soul Harvest), we’re running a week of events focused on gathering food to help the food. The event culminates in a charity tournament for up 48 magic players on December 3rd, being run by a level 3 judge. Then, a week later, we finish with a bang, with Foodmachine!
All together, we hope to donate more than a ton of food this year! We’ll give out prizes to the biggest donors, and make them larger if we hit our goal.
November 26th: Malifaux Soul Harvest.
November 27th: 40k tournament.
November 30th: D&D Encounters. Admission is 5 cans of food. For the evening, all characters have an At Will reaction power: 5 cans of food can be donated to reroll any die (similar to Elvish Accuracy). 10 cans of food can be donated to force the GM to reroll one of their dice.
December 1st: Board Game Night.
December 2nd: Friday Night Magic.
December 3rd: A level 3 judge, Sean Catanese, is coming to town and will provide cool Judge only promos as prizes. Buy in is 10 cans of food or $10, to be donated to the Food Bank.
December 10th: Foodmachine!
For a couple of weeks, we’ve had “potlatch” listed as the second magic event for the 25th. We were kicking around terms that meant potluck, where everyone brings a contribution to the event from home. Something like the first Thanksgiving dinner, but for Magic. Here’s how it’ll work. [We’re also running standard this night, as usual.]
For the Potlatch, each person brings three “boosters” of cards they’d like to draft. Build your boosters with cards you’d like to see–it’s your contribution, so make a booster that you’d like for someone to open. That someone probably won’t be you, so don’t put in Garruk assuming you’ll just pick him back out; we’ll pass the boosters and verify them before they get used in play.
To build your three boosters, take 10 common, 3 uncommon & 1 rare card (no duplicates), and gather them together. They must all be Standard Block (so Scars of Mirrodin forward) for this potlatch, but they don’t have to all be from one set. You can toss in a Caravan Vigil and a Bramblecrush, with maybe a rare of a Mimic Vat. Or whatever leftovers you’d like to contribute. Make each booster distinct–with an old booster wrapper around each, or some plastic wrap, or even just a rubber band!
If the potlatch draft is successful and we want to do it again, it might be fun to try out modern wide or even stranger “boosters”, but for this one we’re sticking to cards that everyone should be familiar with.
When it comes time to “open packs”, each person will pass one pack they’ve created as directed. Each person will open “the pack” they were passed and verify that it was constructed correctly. From there, the draft proceeds as normal.
I hope that sounds like fun. If you have any comments, or see any problems with the format, let us know in comments. Otherwise, we’ll have our “leftovers draft” the day after Thanksgiving. Happy pack making!
For the last few days, I’ve been writing down any cards that someone requests that we’re low or out of. These are the cards that we’re actively, eagerly, looking for. If there are cards that interest you, feel free to add them as comments to this post. If nothing else, it’ll give other people an idea of what to stick in their trade binder.
Prices listed are (our sale price) [store credit/cash] per card.
New cards added in bold, 10/24.
Ancient Grudge ($0.25) [$0.18/0.12]
Army of the Damned ($5) [$3.75/2.50]
Balefire Dragon ($2) [$1.50/1.00]
Diregraf Ghouls ($0.50) [$0.38/0.25]
Falkenrath Noble ($0.25) [$0.18/0.12]
Instigator Gang ($1.25) [$0.88/0.67]
Isolated Chapel ($7.75) [$5.80/3.88]
Liliana of the Veil ($51) [$38.25/26.50]
Mayor of Avabruk ($4) [$3/2]
Adaptive Automaton ($4.50) [$3.38/2.25]
Chandra the Firebrand ($14.50) [$10.80/7.25]
Garruk, Primal Hunter ($36) [$24/18]
Grave Titan ($9) [$6.75/4.50]
Timely Reinforcements ($1.75) [$1.31/0.88]
Gut Shot ($0.25) [$0.18/0.12]
Melira, Sylvok Outcast ($1.50) [$1.12/0.75]
Surgical Extraction ($6.75) [$5.06/3.33]
Sword of War and Peace ($19.25) [14.43/9.63]
Tezzeret’s Gambit ($1.75) [$1.33/0.87]
Whispering Spectre ($0.25) [$0.18/0.12]
Hero of Oxid Ridge ($10.75) [$8.06/5.38]
Mirran Crusader ($5.50) [$4.12/2.75]
Sword of Feast and Famine ($34.25) [$25.68/17.12]
Thrun, the Last Troll ($11.60) [$8.70/5.80]
Scars of Mirrodin
Elspeth Tirel ($16.75) [$12.50/8.33]
Genesis Wave ($1.25) [$0.90/0.65]
Geth’s Verdict ($0.25) [$0.18/0.12]
Koth of the Hammer ($22) [$16.5/11]
Massacre Wurm ($2.75) [$2.05/1.38]
Perilous Myr ($0.10) [$0.08/0.05]
Platinum Emperion ($2.50) [1.88/1.25]
Razorverge Thicket ($9.25) [$6.93/4.66]
Seachrome Coast ($12.25) [$9.19/6.12]
Tumble Magnet ($0.33) [$0.25/0.17]
Wurmcoil Engine ($15.75) [$11.81/7.88]
Venser, the Sojourner ($16.75) [$12.56/8.38]
[Rise of Eldrazi] Student of Warfare ($3.50) [$2.63/1.75]
[Worldwake] Basilisk Collar ($3.75) [$2.80/1.88]
[Alara Reborn]Lord of Extinction ($4.50) [$3.38/2.25]
[Alara Reborn]Uril the Mist Stalker ($2) [$1.50/1]
[Conflux] Giltspire Avenger ($0.50) [$0.33/0.25]
[M10] Bogarden Hellkite ($2) [$1.50/1]
We’re running Lair Assault on your schedule! In comments to this post, let us know if you’re an individual (looking for a team), or a team captain. If you want to brag about how you’re going to own, that’s on you. 😉
If you’re a team captain, please list your regularly scheduled team members in a comment to this post. Once you have a team of 4-6 players, the team captain should write us (at events [at] crazysquirrelgamestore [dot] com) with assault times that your team can make. We’ll forward the message to our stable of DMs and see if anyone’s eager to maim your party… or whether your sharp blades and glinty smiles force us all to cower and… reschedule for another day.
We’re rolling out Warhorn, to help people signup for specific Pathfinder tables in advance.
Here’s a link to the signup page. If you have any problems, just let Scott, Jennifer, or Will Johnson know.