Greater Seattle Area Local News and Gossip Roundup (April 16-22, 2019)

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Welcome to the Cloud City Rollers local Destiny news roundup!

Quick LGS News, gossip, and SALES

  • One of the local game stores north of Seattle is looking to expand to a second location by 2020
  • Barnes and Noble’s BOGO 50% sale on Destiny, X-Wing, and other board games continues through Monday, April 22. This sale is at all B&N Locations (still no Convergence on shelves at time of writing, though)
  • Sources at Alliance Game Distributors say we can expect the Allies of Necessity street date to be April 25
  • Everett store Geeky Villain is SOLD OUT of Convergence boxes and booster packs, but should have more product in stock Wednesday or Thursday this week (all other sets are still in stock)
  • Bothell store Zulu’s Board Game Cafe is SOLD OUT of General Grievous starter decks
  • Bothell store Mill Geek Comics seeks local Destiny player to help run weekly events
  • Lacey store Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comicsprogressive league enters week four of the season
  • Lynnwood store MeltingTop Games has confirmed they will be moving in the near future. They are changing from a retail shop to a membership-style gaming club. All current inventory is now 10% off to help facilitate the move

Upcoming events this week

Tuesday, April 16

Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics – 4230 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503 – 6:30 p.m.

Progressive Sealed League Play – Week Four

The events this week are on Monday and Tuesday. Event tournament structure will be a number of 35 minute rounds based on the number of players.
Four or less players will be a round robin format.
Five or more players will be Swiss rounds until we have one player undefeated.

Wednesday, April 17

Javasti Maple Leaf – 8410 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 – 7:00 p.m.

Casual Play

Omnigamers Dilemma Wednesday! Open CCG/LCG gaming tonight. We are starting at 7bp.m. at Cafe Javasti 8410 5th NE. Destiny, Netrunner, Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions, Transformers TCG, and Keyforge are what I’ll have on hand, and there is usually a selection of mid-weight euro games as well.

The cafe is closed. Outside food and drink welcome.

Thursday, April 18

The Century Cafe – 1600 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, 2nd Floor – 11:30 a.m.

Casual Play

The Century Cafe is located in the Nordstrom corporate building, but open to all. You can find players having lunch and rolling some dice there!

Zulu’s Board Game Cafe – 10234 Main St, Bothell, WA 98011 – 7:00 p.m.

Casual Play

(Possible Standard tournament pending)

Come hang out at Zulu’s Board Game Cafe with the Cloud City Rollers! Early birds usually show up around 5:30 p.m., but the larger group tends to gather around 7 p.m. Zulu’s carries a wide variety of beer and cider on tap, and offers a full menu that includes burgers, salads, appetizers, and desserts!

Friday, April 19

Geeky Villain – #20, 607 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98208 – 6:00 p.m.

Infinite Format Tournament on Friday, April 19 (League Week 3)

Hi, Star Wars Destiny fans!

Starting this April, we will be launching Star Wars: Destiny Store Seasons!

On every Friday in April to June, we will have events that will range from draft to Standard constructed and even Infinite. Depending on the number of wins you get in an event, you will garner points and will have a running tally and season ranking at Geeky Villain. At the end of the season, all points will be tallied and the season winners (and perhaps even a few runner-ups) will get amazing prizes!

There is more to come, but we’re wanting to start out with a bang—the first Season Championship Prize will be a brand new Star Wars Ultimate Vinyl Collection 12P and a Bluetooth turntable!

I hope many of you are as excited as we are!
Please inquire with questions that you may have.

Thank you very much, and as always, please Stay Geeky!

Saturday, April 20

MeltingTop Games – 1120 164th St SW suite h, Lynnwood, WA 98087 – 7:00 p.m.

Standard Format Tournament on Saturday, April 20

Join us for our weekly Star Wars: Destiny tournaments.

The first Saturday of each month will be a draft, and all other Saturdays will be Standard format tournaments. All events will be played in a Swiss format. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. and the tournament will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

1st Saturday of the month:
Draft – $22 entry fee (includes tax)
All players must have a Rivals Draft Set to participate (sold in store).

All other Saturdays:
Standard – $6 entry fee (includes tax)
Each player brings their own tournament legal Standard deck.

At each tournament, players will earn points based on their standing. Points may be redeemed on the day of the tournament, or can be banked for future use. Players may redeem their points in order of how they placed (in the tournament in which they choose to redeem their points).

Points will be awarded as such:
1st place – 10 pts
2nd place – 8 pts
3rd place – 6 pts
Remaining top half players – 4 pts
Bottom half players – 2 pts

Booster pack prizes are worth 2 pts, so all players will win at least one booster worth of points. Other prizes include mini comics, mini figures, notebooks, and more. The prize wall will be continually updated.

Sunday, April 21

(Currently no events planned)

Monday, April 22

Optimism Brewing Company – 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122 – 5:00 p.m.

Casual Play

We have a steady group of players in Capitol Hill! We’re excited to get more folks into our little crew, so come play! Optimism has lots of space and beer, plus you can bring food in. Pretty ideal!

Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics – 4230 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503 – 6:30 p.m.

Progressive Sealed League Play – Week Five

The events this week are on Monday and Tuesday.

Points will be rewarded as follows: one point for a loss, two points for a bye, and three points for a win.
Points will be tallied, and will determine the top four placements in our Star Wars: Destiny Progressive Sealed League.
Sealed league prizes will consist of past Seasonal Organized Play Kits and a pool of booster packs.
All prizes will be awarded at the league celebration event.

Pair O’ Dice Games – Suite 113, 4152 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA 98226 – 6:30 p.m.


On Mondays WEDNESDAYS at 6:30 p.m. we meet to play a variety of games from FFG. We’ve mostly been playing X-Wing and Destiny, but Aaron also loves Netrunner. We’ll be adding Legion to the docket in the near future, and we have Legion products currently on our shelf.