Upcoming Event – Khans, D&D, EDH and Modern

Khans of Tarkir Pre-registration

Enjoy Franklin’s all-you-can-eat Buffet & MTG

Khans of Tarkir Logo

Pre-registration for Kahns of Tarkir is now open for all locations! The pre-release happens on Sept 20 and 21. The set will feature wedge-colored “clan” mechanics, and have 40 promo cards instead of the usual 5.

Franklin – Saturday, Sept 20

9 AM – EARLY BIRD SEALED – $30 | Early birds get a free playmat

1 PM – BUFFET INCLUDED – $35 | All-you-can eat buffet included with event

6 PM – 2-HEADED GIANT – $25

 

Menomonee Falls – Saturday, Sept 20

MIDNIGHT – DOUBLE PRIZES – $40

NOON – SEALED – $30

6 PM – SEALED – $30

Brookfield – Sunday, Sept 21

NOON – SEALED – $30

5 PM – 2-HEADED GIANT – $25

Starting Saturdays – Modern Constructed

Noon, $6 entry, Franklin & Menomonee Falls locations

Join us for Modern Constructed at noon every Saturday at our Franklin and Menomonee Falls locations. Prizes will be booster packs at Menomonee Falls and a more competitive store-credit prize to the top 3 in Franklin.

EDH League – Saturdays

Noon, $4 entry, Brookfield location

Join us for EDH / Commander League every Saturday at Game Universe Brookfield. The cost us just $4, and prizes are given out weekly on a rolling 30 day basis.

Week 1 & 2: Choose $2 worth of Magic singles for playing

Week 3: Choose any booster pack you want

Week 4: Get $10 of store credit to spend on anything in the store

 

The league is purely participation based – if you play one game, you get the reward for that week! Play against whomever you want, however much you want. This event runs all afternoon every Saturday in Brookfield.

D&D Encounters Starts Wed, August 20

Every Wednesday, 6 pm, all Game Universe locations

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Join our experienced community Dungeon Masters as we launch the latest season of Dungeons and Dragons Encounters and Expeditions, part of the D&D Adventure League and using the new 5th Edition D&D Rules.

We also have additional Dungeon Masters running “Weekend Encounters” Saturday in Brookfield at noon and Sunday in Franklin at 3 pm

Adventurers wanted!

August 16, Modern Constructed for Fetch Lands, Noon

August 16, Modern Constructed for Fetch Lands, Noon

Franklin Location only

Play Modern Constructed on Saturday August 16 for a set of Zendikar Fetch Lands. Proxies will be allowed at this tournament, but only of Fetch Lands. Entry is $15. Event starts at Noon, Registration is at 11 am.

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Prizes

Worried about prize support? No problem – we guarantee we’ll give away at least 1 of each Zendikar Fetch Land if we get at least 8 players. If we get more than 8 players, we’ll give out more Fetch lands, on a schedule like this:

8 players = 5 Fetch lands, split among the top 5.
12 players = 6 fetch lands, split among the top 6
16 players = 7 fetch lands, split among the top 7
20 players = 8 fetch lands, split among the top 8
… and so on

Prizes will be selected in order of placement, with 1st place selecting first, 2nd selecting second, and so on.

Magic 2015 Game Day

Join us for M15 Game Day at all Game Universe locations, this Saturday, August 9 at noon.

Standard constructed Game Day

Bring a standard legal deck and play some Magic!

$5 entry, swiss rounds, 3 round limit
- Everyone who plays get a booster pack and a free full art promo
- 1st place gets a playmat
- Top 8 get a foil full art promo
Event starts at noon. Draft to follow.

The intention of this event is to have a fun, casual play experience, so bring your fun standard decks, block decks, or whatever else you’d like to play.

M15 Booster Draft

Booster draft with $15 entry
Starting at 3pm, 3 swiss rounds
Everyone who plays gets 1 booster pack, undefeated players get 1 additional booster pack.
Top finishing player among all drafters wins 1 playmat and top 8 get full art foil promos

Win our Game Day Champion playmat and get some awesome promos!

 

D&D Encounters Q&A

D&D Encounters

There are a lot of questions out there about our new season of D&D Encounters, which starts in early August. We therefore present this overview and Q&A to help provide more information to the community.

What is D&D Encounters?

D&D Encounters is a weekly session of Dungeons and Dragons, run right in your local Game Universe. Dungeon Masters volunteer their time to prepare modules from Wizards of the coast. These modules come in two parts. The first part, a teaser, is downloaded – free – from Wizards of the coast. The second part, the main adventure, must be purchased by the DM. Players pay $2 each week. All of the player’s entry fees go back to their Encounters DM as a gift card, which the DM then may use to buy the adventure for Encounters.

Q&A

Q: What happens at Encounters?

A: Basically, one Dungeon master runs a D&D game for up to 7 players. It takes about 2 hours of adventuring cooperatively with other players, once night a week. It’s crazy fun, and the new edition of D&D is easier to learn than every before, while still being a robust system for experienced role-players.

Q: This Dungeon Master fee is new. What’s up with that?

A: With the 2014 Encounters season, Wizards is no longer allowing DMs to get the module for free. In order to support DM’s efforts, Game Universe is introducing this DM fee.

Q: Is this pay to play?

A: No. In a pay to play system, the store collects all the money and keeps it. There is no benefit to the community. With the DM fee, all money collected will go to DMs after they run a session in the form of a gift card. The DM can then use that gift card to buy modules, minis and other materials to run a better Encounters game for their players. Everyone benefits, and the D&D community gets strong, appreciated leaders to boot.

Q: Does the DM play?

A: No. That would be some kind of crazy infinite loop that might cause a rift in time and space. We can’t be responsible for that kind of chaos.

Q: I’m a player, not a DM, what do I get out of it?

A: As a player, you get consistent DMs who are supported by their local game store and who know you appreciate their tireless efforts. You get free modules, free game support, space reserved for you every week, and access to an awesome community  of gamers who love what you love – Dungeons and Dragons.

Q: This all sounds good. How do I get involved?

A: Dungeon Masters can email our Regional Manager, Matthew Vercant, at matt@game-universe.com. Players can get started by attending any of our scheduled D&D Encounters tables!

Q: When can I play?

A: The next season begins Wednesday, August 20, at 6 pm, at all Game Universe locations. We also have a pre-Encounters game on Sunday, August 10, at 3 pm. All games repeat every week at the same time, on the same day, so find one that fits your schedule and answer the call for heroes!

Seeking Dungeon Masters!

We are actively seeking DMs for an exciting new format of D&D Encounters, coming soon to Game Universe – Greenfield. With D&D 5E releasing in just a couple weeks, we want YOU to bring your DMing skills to our tables.

Interested DMs will need to make a 3 month commitment, will receive the adoration of their players, and the proceeds of a special GM program designed to get DMs and GMs free materials for their games. Interested? Email Matt at matt@game-universe.com

D&D Encounters is an exciting, weekly campaign that plays out one epic encounter at a time. As you defeat enemies, solve puzzles, finish quests, and perform heroic deeds, you’ll earn Renown Points that you can use to get exclusive rewards. Each session only takes 1-2 hours to play, so it’s easy to fit your game in after school or work. And each week there’s a new and exciting challenge. Jump in anytime!

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Painting Night at Franklin, starting August 2

Join us for miniatures painting at Game Universe Franklin, every other Saturday starting August 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Have some D&D minis but you’re not sure out to paint them? Just want to hang out in the new store? Join our community of experienced painters as we talk shop and do some painting!

Time
6 – 8 pm

Cost
Free (though if you’re feeling guilty, buy a mini :))