This Week’s Game Spotlights for Wednesday 2/6/19

The February Event Calendar is LIVE! Check it out!

Tons of fun events this month – check it out!

We’ve got our February event calendars up now! Go check ’em out, and find out what we’ve got cooking at Third Eye this month!

And, don’t forget, print calendars are in-store now – swing by & scoop up yours!

Click here to check out the calendar!

 

 


Cunning and crafty, GENESTEALER CULTS are here to ambush your games!

GENESTEALER CULTS is for the cunning miniature gamer in your life, and it’s a going to be one of those sets that you want to get your hands on, and guess what, Third Eye Faithful – we’ve got everything you’ll need to get these sneaky stalkers into your games!

Starting with a brand new Codex – Genestealer Cults is all about picking your spots in the most cunning way possible. Stealth is the name of the game and there’s plenty of new ways for the Genestealer Cults to use it! Whether you’re using speed to use the Cult Ambush rule or some of their other underhanded tactics, there’s a ton of possible ways to assure your team comes out on top.
Genestealer Cults Tactics are designed to complement their mobility and general sneakiness by offering short, sharp boosts to their offensive power – and shoring up their fragile defenses.
We’ve got all the new awesomeness to go with this brand new set – minis, dice, datacards and of course, the amazing Codex full of all the new rules, new lore, and backgrounds for every unit and character!

Marvel’s EARTH X meets HEROCLIX this week!

Here’s where all of our favorite worlds collide! Marvel meets Heroclix with this new Earth X set and guys, we’re not kidding when we say we’re super stoked about this!

Characters in this new set will be based on Marvel’s Earth X (Earth-9997) storyline. But what on in the world is Earth X? Well, Earth X was a dystopian universe where everyone had superpowers thanks to the release of the Terrigen Mists. It showed how superheroes (Inhumans, Asgardians, and the Avengers) would cope with everyone else suddenly having powers.

The Marvel HeroClix: Earth X Starter Set will include three heroes and three villains from the world of Earth X, as well as a double-sided map, a powers and abilities card, object tokens, terrain tokens, dice, character cards and a rulebook.

But the starter set isn’t all! We’ll have plenty of booster bricks (featuring never before Clixed characters along with a few familiar faces) and those are packed with some amazing surprises: the set includes 16 Commons (plus 1 Prime), 16 Uncommons (plus 1 Prime), 16 Rares (plus 1 Prime), 12 Super Rares (plus 1 Prime), 6 Chases, 1 Ultra Chase, and 6 Equipment Objects (included with select figures in 5-Figure Boosters).

We’ll also have the dice and token set to round out the HeroClix fun and get you started with this Marvel meets HeroClix goodness!


Experience a new way to live the excitement of escape rooms with UNLOCK!

Inspired by the escape room craze, UNLOCK! is a cooperative card game that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles.

Don’t have an escape room near you, but have always wanted to give it a shot? UNLOCK! can give you the same experience while sitting at your table with your friends! Use cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, and monitor the time remaining the solve the mystery.

Want to just jump in and get started without slogging through a rulebook? UNLOCK! comes with a 10 card tutorial that helps you learn how to play without having to turn page after page!

UNLOCK! is quickly becoming one of our favorite card games, and there’s expansions galore! Don’t worry – we’ll definitely have a few of those expansions so your adventures don’t have to end!


POKEMON TEAM-UP is AVAILABLE NOW!

We’ve got everything you need for the latest & greatest POKEMON TCG goodness this week, and it’s available now!

Come by & find out why POKEMON TEAM UP is one of our favorite sets yet!

 

 

 

 


Casual Thursday Magic Draft!

THE DETAILS!

HOW TO PLAY: EASY! Register at the counter ($15) and once drafting begins everyone will get 3 booster packs of Guilds of Ravnica. From there everyone will build their deck one at a time from the cards pulled from those packs.

NEVER DRAFTED BEFORE OR BRAND NEW TO THE GAME? No worries! Drafts are a great way to experience the game and Third Eye JJ will be there to help you learn everything you need to know.

WHAT’D YOU GET? Well, obviously you keep the cards you pull from your draft packs and the chance to win extra booster packs if your new deck does well!

PRIZES:
(wins/losses/ties = prizes)
3/0/0 = 5 packs
2/0/1 = 4 packs
2/1/0 = 3 packs
OR convert your packs to store credit

ANYTHING ELSE? Just one thing – make sure to be cool and helpful to newer players if you’re a veteran hanging out. We want to grow the MAGIC THE GATHERING community at Third Eye, and the best way to do that is to encourage and teach folks new to the game!

Get all the details you need here!

Legend of the Five Rings!

Interested in the game Legend of the Five Rings!? We thought you might be, Join Third Eye JJ recent Legend of the Five Rings Worlds Championship Top 64 competitor and learn this wicked card game of strategy and skill. There are 7 clans to try out and we will have custom-made Intro decks for you to jump right on in to this amazing game! Players can expect an action-packed game where every decision counts. Challenge one another to duels of military might or political prowess in an attempt to win the Favor of the Emperor and claim Victory for your clan!!

Play up to 3 rounds against our veterans who are there to help teach you how to play!

Each round you participate in comes with Full art promos for the game!

Commitment Deal- Like the game? Commit to a purchase of more than 1 Core Set and receive 10% off your entire L5R purchase per additional Core Set. That’s a whoppin’ 20% off if you commit to the 3 core sets you will need to build your own decks! But that’s not all, this discount will apply to all currently released product for the game! We want you to have access to all the cards to make any/every deck you want!

Following this event we will have weekly play back on the menu starting Tuesday Dec 4th from 6:30-10:00pm Come out for 3 rounds of casual play with formal pairings. Of course our in-store intro decks will be available during weekly play as well, bring a new person and get them into this game!

Get all the details you need here.

Weekly Maryland Gunpla Club!!

The Maryland Gunpla Club is a place for fandom modelers and hobbyists, be it Gundams, Zoids, Star Wars, or even normal vehicles.

They meet every Thursday currently, and are a super nice bunch of Gunpla enthusiasts!

Click here for the event info.

 

 


Third Eye Pokemon League Open Play!

Alright aspiring Pokemon Masters! Third Eye has been a Pokemon League for some time now, and we wanted to roll out an all new League Calendar!! Starting in February, we will be hosting monthly Open Play, Drafts, and League Challenges in the Standard and Expanded Formats!!

Open Play Nights:
Entry: Free!
Time: 6:30-9:00 Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month!! For February, the 14th and 28th

Come out and play casually, work on a new deck build, and trade with other players.

Click here for the event info.


Bring your Third Eye Juniors in every Sunday for our weekly POKEMON Junior League!

All right Third Eye Faithful, are you ready to be a POKEMON MASTER?!

This is your chance to put all your awesome GX Pokemon to good use and learn more about the trading card game!

Third Eye Andrew will be running demos for How to Play the POKEMON card game as well as answering questions and facilitating casual play between new players.

If you’re already familiar with Pokemon, come on out to play some casual games and help grow the community!

CAN I BRING MY KID/PARENT?
Of course! If you’re child has been collecting cards but wants to learn how to play the game this is the perfect opportunity! Same goes if you want to bring your parents into the fold and teach them all about the Pokemon TCG. Games are always more fun when the whole family plays!

WHAT IF I’VE NEVER PLAYED?
No worries! Third Eye Ben will be there to help you learn how to play. We’ll also have Trainer Kits and Intro Decks available to pick up so you can play right out of the box without having to build one yourself!

IS THIS A TOURNAMENT?
No, today will be a casual event where players can hone their skills or start playing for the very first time. If you’re an experienced Pokemon player, come on out with a fun deck and help grow the community at Third Eye! The more players we get for casual events like this, the sooner we can run full blown tournaments!

Get all the info right here!


Every Wednesday Night is Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League!

Adventurers’ League is part of the Wizards of the Coast ORGANIZED PLAY network for D&D and provides a running story line where the players actions determine the fate of the world. Every season of AL builds on the one prior of the players actions or inactions. It is structured in such a way that players can drop in and out as desired but to witness and take part in the full campaign they should return weekly. With a worldwide community they can take their characters and play anywhere adventures league rules as follows. While there are some restrictions on character creation and rules variance, it allows a fair play across the board to allow the flexibility of travel and play.

If you are interested in playing AL at Third Eye you can ask questions or sign up for the wait-list at our online web portal.

“Famed explorer Volothamp Geddarm needs you to complete a simple quest. Thus begins a mad romp through the wards of Waterdeep as you uncover a villainous plot involving some of the city’s most influential figures.

A grand urban caper awaits you. Pit your skill and bravado against villains the likes of which you’ve never faced before, and let the dragon hunt begin!”-Wizards of the Coast

Click here for more info on the event!


Warhammer 40K RTT Tournament!

W40K RTT TOURNAMENT

RUN BY THE BELTWAY TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT!!

Alright my plastic crack enthusiasts! We are proud to announce our first competitive RTT tournament for Warhammer 40,000!!! Beltway Tournament Circuit reached out to us about using our space and we thought it might be high time to test your mettle in a one day tournament instead of across 2 months during the competitive leagues we ran in 2018. We will be using ITC Championship missions selected at random for each round, and the number of rounds will be based off attendance. Join us on Saturday February 23rd, registration 10:00am – 10:50am, so that we can get dice rolling for round one promptly at 11:00am!!!

Rules will follow W40k Core Rulebook & Chapter Approved 2018 edition

ForgeWorld models & rules allowed

ALL MODELS MUST BE ASSEMBLED BUT DO NOT HAVE TO BE PAINTED

When: Saturday Feb 23rd @ 10:00am
Registration: 10:00am
Dice: 11:00am
Entry: $15.00
Prizes: Top 3 , best painted army

For more information about the B.T.C. check out their Facebook, Beltway Tournament Circuit (BTC)

Click here for more info on the event!


Dice Masters Mondays: Tomb Of Annihilation!

We’ve been so excited to see everyone having fun during our Dice Masters Mondays, we’re keeping the good times rolling with this months TOMB OF ANNIHILATION draft!

The Details!
Registraion: $15

Set: TOMB OF ANNIHILATION

Basic actions allowed: WHAT IS IN YOUR DRAFT PACK

HOW TO PLAY: EASY! Register at the counter and pick out 1 draft pack for drafting. From there everyone will build their team one at a time from the characters pulled from those packs.

NEVER DRAFTED BEFORE OR BRAND NEW TO THE GAME? No worries! Drafts are a great way to experience the game and our Dice Master experts will be there to help you learn everything you need to know.

PRIZES:
(wins/losses/ties = prizes)
3/0/0 = 16 foil packs
2/0/1 = 13 foil packs
2/1/0 = 10 foil packs

WHAT IS DICE MASTERS? Basically, it’s like a trading card game, but with dice! In Dice Masters, two players take the role of masterminds directing the actions of a team of powerful supers (represented by dice) to battle each other! Each turn, you’ll roll your dice to see what resources you have available, buy dice, send your team members into the field, and then strike at the enemy mastermind. Reduce the opposing mastermind’s life to zero, and save the day!

Dicemasters is a dice-building game (similar to deck-building card games) where players collect and assemble their team of character dice and battle in head-to-head gameplay.

Click here for event info!


Ravnica Allegiance Commander League!

Commander League

Commander League back and better than ever! 2019 is roaring on strong and we want to keep it rolling with our Ravnica Allegiance Commander league!

CASUAL EDH Play: 11AM-2PM

COMPETITIVE PODS: 2PM-5PM ($5 entry fee)

Come out and join us for one of our favorite MTG play formats, as we continue to build up a fun and friendly community of MTG players!

PLAY FORMATS

From 11AM-2PM, it’s CASUAL EDH!
Come on out, warm up, learn a little about Commander, and have fun!

From 2PM-5PM, it’s COMPETITIVE PODS!

DAH Rules!
This league is designed as the ultimate Commander experience, walking a balancing act between being competitive and showcasing more inventive cards. Most importantly the focus is on FUN!

Players will be randomized into pods of 3 or 4 and will have 60 minutes to duke it out for weekly prizes, earning placement points, AND a sheet of 8-10 achievements which get added to their league total!!

• 7 weeks of achievement farming; the 8th week is a championship comprised of the top 16 points earners from the season.

• Placement points: 1st 4pts ; 2nd 3pts ; 3rd 2pts ; 4th 1pt

• In a 3 player pod 4th place doesn’t exist so you would get the 3rd place points if you finish last.

• If time in the round expires all remaining players split the remaining points

• If you present a lethal board state, you cannot choose not to use it to farm achievement
points.

• If a player wins via infinite combo OR presents a board state the rest of the pod agrees to concede to: they earn all achievements they got prior to the combo, and take the highest placement points available for that round (1st, 2nd, etc)

Prizes!
Weekly Prize Payouts: (not including achievement points)
12 points: 6 packs
10-11.5 points: 4 packs
7-9.5 points: 2 packs

Participation Prize: Sign-up for the league guarantees players at least $20 in prize packs! This time around players will get a pack of Ultimate Masters!!!!!

Championship Prizes: Players who make it to the championship will earn additional prizes for how far they make it into the tournament. Top 16, Top 8, Final 4, or the Champion! (Championship prizes based off attendance in the league and will be revealed by week 6)

When!
Sundays in February and March, starting February 3rd ending March 24th
Time! 3 rounds from 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Any questions, comments or concerns contact Third Eye J.J on Facebook or email: jj@thirdeyecomics.com

Click here for the event info.


Third Eye MTG Ravnica Allegiance Sealed League!

Ravnica Allegiance Sealed League!

What’s up Third Eye Faithful, Ravnica Allegiance is the next installment and we wanna welcome it and the New Year in a big way! Introducing our new and improved sealed league! More packs, more options, and more prizes! Each week at the end of 3 rounds, players will receive an additional booster to improve their decks! Each week after the first, players will receive an additional ​two​ booster packs before the start of that week. That’s right you are going to wind up with a total of ​15 packs​ ​no matter what!! ​It doesn’t stop there, this year we are dropping the worst week’s record, making it easier to get into the top placements at the end of the league!! Join us Saturdays, starting February 2nd at 4:00pm for a sweet sealed league, Third Eye Style!!

Entry:​ $30 sign-up week ; $10/week after sign-up week ; ​Total:​ $60 for 4 weeksFormat:​ Third Eye Style Sealed League; 3 rounds of swiss pairings each week

6 packs to start, +2 packs at the start of a week, +1 pack at the end of each week, worst week record dropped

Time:​ Saturdays @ 4:00pm – 8:30pm

Week 1:​ February 2nd
Week 2:​ February 9t​h
Week 3:​ February 16t​h
Week 4:​ February 23r​d

Weekly Prizes: based off record

3-0 : 5 packs
2-0-1 : 4 packs
2-1 : 3 packs
END OF LEAGUE PRIZES: based off overall standings, and paid out in packs of Ravnica Allegiance

1s​ t​: 24 packs
2n​ d​: 12 packs
3r​ d​-4t​ h​: 6 packs
5th – 8th : 3 packs
@ 24+ players all participants receive end of league prizes!!!!

Click here for event info!


HeroClix: Heroclix Honeys!

Bring up to 250 points of figures that must include characters that were in a relationship! Then buy a single booster to fill out your team. Mulligans are allowed for boosters.

Restrictions: No resources

All players are welcome regardless of whether this is your first tournament or your 100th tournament! Please arrive by 5:45 if possible.

New players: You not have all of the figures required for this event. If you are brand new and want to play – just bring what you have or you can borrow a team from me. I’d rather have everyone there and having fun than not be able to play!

Due to the long-time support of our Heroclix community, we’re waiving the fee on this event, and offering free admission for the month of February. We’ve got some awesome new ideas in store for HEROCLIX, and want to find out how YOU feel about them, Third Eye Faithful!

What’s the best way to do that? Start implementing some of those cool ideas, and getting your feedback! However, since this is kind of a “beta test” for the new ideas – we felt it would only be fair to waive any fee related to them. We look forward to seeing you for some Clix fun!

Additional Info

Check the build restrictions to see if these aren’t allowed. Don’t see them above? Use ’em!

Modern age: http://win.wizkids.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12435&sid=f3e60a170cc19eb4515855202c377371#p30689

Golden age: All Heroclix figures accepted

Watch List is always Observed
Banned figures: wkD-027 Felix Faust

Equipment: Any in-game effect that uses the “EQUIP” wording (including older possession characters); any age

ID Cards: DC and Marvel ID cards; any age

Terrain: Game elements with special rules; any age

Special objects: Relics and Equipment; any age

Vehicles: Any size (check to see if vehicle is also a resource); any age

Resources: Anything labeled as resource; most not Modern (just understand that not everyone has them and some are over-powered)

Team Bases: Any size; not Modern

*ATAs, Feats, and Battlefield Conditions are not allowed*

House Rules

Be cool to all other players & have fun!

Please NO:
Profanity or abusive language
Outside food
Smoking or Drinking

Click here for the event info.


Board Brigade – Board Game Night at Third Eye!

BOARD GAME MEET-UP

Monday Nights 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Bring a game from home or try one from the open copy library! Team Third Eye teaches and plays two featured games! Entry is just $5.00 -or- subscribe to the Board Brigade for free entry! (ask in store for more information)

February Featured Games: Whistle Stop, Reef.

Get all the info right here!


Board Brigade Raffle Day!

Board Brigade Raffle Day!

What’s up, Third Eye Faithful!! We are super excited to have our first board game raffle day! Join us on Saturday February 16th from 12noon-8pm for a day STUFFED with board gaming! We intend on playing games right up until 7:30pm at which point we will begin the raffle. Everyone can purchase tickets right up until the start of the raffle, and anyone that has joined the Board Brigade will get their first 3 tickets for free!!

What is the righteous raffle? This is an opportunity for you to score some wicked awesome used games on the cheap! Tickets are $5 a piece -or- 5 for $20.

We have some amazing used games that we’ve gotten a lot of love out of and it’s time for you to take home! As we hit thresholds we will add more prizes and draw more lots! This is our first one ever so we are making the selection HUGE-ER and more AWESOME!

Prizes! Here’s the breakdown, there are three categories: BIG, Medium, and small box! Each participant can win a prize from each category (so maximum of 3 prizes per person). There will be three tables FULL of various games you can scoop up! What’s more, as we sell more tickets we will add more BIG prizes and draw more lots!

To kick things off we have a complete collection of Dominion!

Once we sell 50 tickets we will add a copy of Betrayal Legacy!!

At 100 tickets we will add the 10 year anniversary edition of Pandemic!!!!!

**All games were opened for demos or open play, or were donated**

**Games were verified to have all components!**

Get all the info right here!


Casual Yu-Gi-Oh! Night!

We are always looking to try new things and give our community another fun outlet to meet people. Yu-Gi-Oh is that next venture.

Yu-Gi-Oh is a trading card game where two players face off and reduce each other’s life total to zero using monster, spell, and trap cards. Cunning plots, powerful beasts, and quick thinking help guide you to victory.

Come on in and duel for bragging rights while getting to know the other Yu-Gi-Oh players in the community. Never played before? No problem! Our Third Eye Elite, James, will be in to show you the ropes and get you started.

Get all the info right here!


Iron GM Local: Iron Game Master Event!

You are a Game Master. But how do you stack up against other Game Masters? This Iron GM® Local competition is your opportunity to show the local gaming community your skills, ability, and imagination!

Choose your weapon wisely. Any game system is allowed. GMs are randomly assigned to a table of players. Inspired by three Secret Story Elements unveiled at the event, GMs create an adventure then run it for players. Afterwards, players judge GMs on their performance. GMs have one hour to craft their adventures, while players use the same time to build characters. After four hours of thrills, players rate GMs using tournament-tested criteria. The results are then tallied, and the winner will bear the title of Third Eye Iron Ranked GM.

Here is what you will need:
-The Core Rule book for your system of choice
-Your Good Dice
-Your writing tools
-Every ounce of creativity and imagination you can muster

If you are not a GM, we need players to take part in some great adventures and judge the Game Masters.

Players are assigned at random, so be prepared to try something new!

This is an Iron GM® licensed event.

Get all the info right here!


KeyForge Dawn of Discovery League!

Keyforge Dawn of Discovery League

Tuesday Nights in February @ 6:30pm – 10:00pm Entry: $40, each player receives 4 new decks!

This league is designed to introduce players to all the amazing formats that exist inside of KeyForge. There are two modes of play: Sealed and Archon, each with their own unique strategies! The first two weeks of the league we will explore 4 different formats for sealed and the last two weeks we will try out 4 modes for Archon play. Just playing each week will get players swag, and each win will add tallies to our​ ​house victory tracker​! Each win scores a weekly 1 point for the 3 houses in that deck, we will combine this with the data from our two previous monthly events and find out which house will ​take over Third Eye​ at the end of the league! Not only that but players will have a chance to win a raffle for one of the coveted long playmats featuring the Wild Wormhole art!!

Join us on February 5th at 6:30pm​ for our first night and receive two of your 4 decks to play sealed with!

Interested in learning KeyForge?​ We have learn to play mats and can teach you during the league! The demo is free and then you are welcome to hop into the league at any time!

Click here for more info on the event!


Thursday Night X-Wing!

Thursday Night X-Wing!

Third Eye Faithful, we want you guys to check out the latest edition of X-Wing! They’ve added a ton of awesome stuff including the First Order and the Resistance! We are inviting anyone interested for Thursday Night Open Play! Join us on Thursdays, starting February 7th from 6:00pm – 9:00 pm!

Open to all skill levels!

VETERAN? Come test your mettle against local greats!

NEVER PLAYED OR BRAND NEW TO THE GAME? No need to fear, Third Eye Tad will be there and is happy to teach!! Along with a fun group of players, who are more than happy to show you all the ropes and get you started on your path to being a FIGHTER ACE in no time!

Come build a dream team and fly with your favorites from the Star Wars Universe in this fast paced and super unique tabletop game!

Click here for more info on the event!


Break My Game Indie Showcase!

Hey Third Eye Faithful!

Our pals at BREAK MY GAME do a great job of bringing the most cutting edge new game designers to YOU!

They’ll be setting up at Third Eye Games & Hobbies to let YOU play test games from local independent game designers!

Your feedback could be used in the actual design process of some of the hottest new games to come down the pipeline, and the BREAK MY GAME GROUP are the ones who’re going to make it possible for you to put these great games through their paces!

Each month, they’ll be showcasing a variety of exciting new board games, card games and RPGs that will be coming to stores soon!

Want more info on the BREAK MY GAME Group? Check out http://www.breakmygamegroup.com

Click here for more info on the event!

Come join the game & have fun with us!

Make sure to click here and check out our full event calendar!