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FNM, DreadBall, Workshops & More!

July 31, 2014 (PW Updates)

Hey everybody!  First things first, a huge thank-you to everyone who’s been coming out to visit us over this first couple weeks.  The amount of support we’ve received has been overwhelming, and we love to see old friends and new coming down and enjoying our shop!

When we were first conceptualising Players Wanted, one of the main things that we wanted to accomplish was to provide an awesome space where you could all come down to enjoy your favourite games with people who love them as much as you do. Building an awesome, inclusive, and thriving community is something we have been looking forward to since day one, and we’re happy to see it starting to take on a life of its own.  That being said, we want to help nurture it as much as we can and are excited to announce the first additions to our Events Calendar!

 

If you’ve been to the shop lately you may have noticed a new installment, mounted ever so inconspicuously on the way up to the play area…  We know it’s pretty subtle, so we wanted to take this opportunity to bring it to everyone’s attention…

 

the whiteboard!

 

Oh the mighty whiteboard… How majestic you are…

This beauty will serve as the central hub for upcoming events, with additional information being available through all of our social media channels.  Schedules may fluctuate for the first few weeks as we receive feedback from everyone, but starting in August we will be offering weekly league play as well as various tournaments and workshops:

We’ll be kicking things off with a Introduction to Miniature Building workshop, at noon on Saturday, August 2nd, which will be hosted by Colton.  This will apply to a variety of miniature based games, but is a great opportunity for anyone interested in joining our DreadBall league to get a team prepped and ready to go!  A follow up Introduction to Miniature Painting workshop will take place the following Saturday!

Our Inaugural Dreadball League, Season 1 Opener will be taking place on Thursday, August 7th, so it’s time to get those teams together and sign up in store!  For anyone who hasn’t had a chance to demo this game yet, I’d highly recommend it.  We have a demo copy available at the store and there is generally someone around who would be happy to run through it with you!

And who could forget FNM?! Our first official Friday Night Magic will be held on Friday, August 8th and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!  We’ll be offering a 2 pack per person prize pool for this kick-off event and let’s just say, I’ve been promised cake…

 

This is just the tip of the iceberg and we’ll be sure to keep you all posted on upcoming events on the whiteboard, the events page, as well as our facebook & twitter!

Thank-you again!

 

 

 

Players Wanted for Grand Opening

July 19, 2014 (PW Updates)

Grand Opening!

The sheer mention of Role Playing Games once painted a vivid image of neck-bearded troglodytes tossing dice in their mom’s basement, through cheeto-smeared fingers and a heavy cloud of body odor; luckily the geek stereotype that pervaded the pop culture of the 80s and 90s is seemingly a thing of the past. No longer are the Anthony Michael Hall’s of John Hughes lore, the way that we define “nerdiness”, and we at Players Wanted are here to nurture a new generation of gamers!

While some have developed an elitist attitude towards the growing popularity of tabletop games, trying to weed out those that they claim are not “real nerds”, we couldn’t help but disagree with this mentality. Sure, no one wants to be culturally appropriated, and nerds are no exception, but there are just some things you can’t fake… The time and dedication that we put into our games, our skills, our decks, and our characters, just can’t be co-opted or reproduced inauthentically. Whether you call yourself a nerd, a geek, a gamer, a guy, a girl, a robot, edward, old, young, rich, poor, lonely, popular, outgoing, shy or tired of reading this damn list… come by and play a game with us; We’d love to meet you! Anyone who has time for a game, is alright in our books.

We’re thrilled to be hosting our Grand Opening this Saturday, July 19th, and hope to see both familiar and unknown faces walk through our door. We have a ton of great programs, events and tournaments in the works and can’t wait to get things started.

Thank-you to everyone who has supported us since Players Wanted was a nameless dream, and to all the supporters we haven’t met yet.

It means a lot.