The Legend of the Five Rings – release & release party

Back in 1995 a new collectible card game arrived on the scene, the Legend of the Five Rings (L5R). Drawing inspiration feudal Japan and other Asian cultures. It told the story of the land of Rokugan. The game lasted for 20 years. Then there was a year of silence.

This week, on October 5th, the Legend of the Five Rings returns as a new Living Card Game (LCG) with new mechanics and story, and you are invited to join the Great Clans, uphold the tenets of Bushido, and fulfill your duty to your daimyo and the Emperor in a world shaped and changed by a dynamic, player-influenced story. The game can be won through might or honor, or be lost through dishonor.

For those of you not familiar with LCGs, the cards are sold in fixed packs - so there is no randomization, you always know what you are buying.

October 14th, starting when we open the door at 11 AM we will be holding our launch party, the first 24 people will receive a lanyard, badge, and clan sticker sheet.

Facebook users! please tell us you are coming - we will make it worth your while. If you hate Facebook, just comment here and you will be available for the special drawing of upgraded tokens.

Come on in and learn the game!

Play for Puerto Rico!

Friday, October 6th, 7th Dimension Games will be donating half our profits from the day to Play for Puerto Rico.

All day long, anything you buy, a puzzle, a board game, paint, or a card game counts towards a donation to the organization.

Friday night, at 7PM, we will be running Friday Night Magic. We run 3 events for Magic the Gathering at once: Standard, Draft and Commander - all of these qualify for donations to Play for Puerto Rico.

On a regular basis we order from game supply warehouse in New Jersey. The president of the company, Sito Sanchez, is from Puerto Rico and has set up a Go Fund Me account to reach the country through properly vetted and trusted organizations. All of the money will go to assist the most immediate needs for the country: medical supplies, fuel and building materials.

If you'd like to make an additional donation, we will be able to accept those too, and pass them along.

New games on the shelf

  • Oath of the Brotherhood - Send your pirates (workers) out on the board amassing resources to finish missions to impress the become the new chief pirate in the Brotherhood.
  • Touria - Control a band of adventures in the land of dancing towers to earn the victory and marry the heir! A quirky game of decision making and pressing your luck.
  • Muertoons - A fun, light, card game as you try to play the right cards to sneak past grumpy Tio Rico to get to the Day of the Dead celebration.
  • Sentient - Each time you add a new robot to your line up, it modifies the dice on the robot cards next to it in this easy to learn puzzle game.
  • Cities of Splendor - 4 new expansions (which can't be combined) for Splendor; new nobles, new cards and new mechanics.
  • Red Dragon 6 - A standalone expansion to The Red Dragon Inn where everyone plays a villian. Gamble, brawl, and drink the night away as you compete to be the last villain standing at the end of the night.

Star Wars Destiny Tournament

Oct 7th, at 1PM, will we be holding our next Star Wars Destiny event! A $5 entry includes a participation booster, and prize boosters at the end of the event. The prize pool will contain 1 booster pack for every player, paid out at the end of the event to anyone with a positive record (in a 3 round event, you must go 2-1 for a prize).

Magic Ixalan Release

We are setting aside 16 prerelease boxes for our Friday release event. Come out to Friday Night Magic and play a sealed event! Or, if you want, come out and draft.

Since we only have 16 boxes, we are taking sign ups in store and online.

Also! Sunday at 1 PM will be an Ixalan draft and Monday is the start of Ixalan League.

Star Wars Destiny Draft

This Tuesday, Sept 26 at 7PM, we’re going to try a Star Wars Destiny Booster Draft.

Each player buys 8 packs:

  • 2 Awakenings Booster Packs
  • 2 Spirit of Rebellion Booster Packs
  • 4 Empire at War Booster Packs

Each player should bring to the game 30 points of non-Legendary characters and one Battlefield. Your characters may be comprised of either or both affiliations (both Light and Dark Side is permitted). Elite characters are allowed. Characters from Starter Sets are allowed.

Drafting procedure:

  • Each player opens 1 pack of Awakenings, 1 pack of Spirit of Rebellion, and 2 packs of Empire at War, confirms that the rare/legendary cards match the dice, and place all dice in the center of the table.
  • Players then simultaneously pick one card to keep and place it face down in front of them.
  • All other cards are simultaneously passed to the player on the left.
  • Players continue to pick and pass until all cards have been chosen.

The steps are followed a second time, only passing the packs to the right.

After both rounds of drafting are completed, players claim the dice matching the cards they drafted.

Once drafting is completed, players are given 30 minutes to build a 20-card deck. The deck must adhere to card color rules, but does NOT have to adhere to affiliation rules. Players may replace characters they brought with characters they drafted, but must play with no more than 30 points of characters. Drafted Legendary characters are allowed.

Players will then play three 30-minute games, Swiss-matched. Players may change their decks in between games, but must stick to the cards they brought or drafted.

Undefeated players get 2 prize packs, players that went 2-1 get 1 pack. All players may keep all the cards and dice they drafted.

Cheap Draft

Friday, the 22nd, we have a midnight prerelease. Since sets are rotating out, we want to give them one last draft.

So, at 7 PM we will be running a $10 Eldritch Moon draft, then you can stick around for the Midnight prerelease.

New Games

  • The Ruhr: A Story of Coal Trade - Money is always scarce in this game where players sell coal to buy new technologies to produce better coal so that they can build buildings. A very tight complex game.
  • Fate of the Elder Gods - Players are competing cultists trying to summon their one ancient evil to destroy mankind. Using cards and dice, you try to control areas and gain more powers
  • Flip Ships - A co-operative game to protect the planet from aliens by piloting (fliping cards) space ships.
  • Ice Cool - Players are young penguins trying to sneak out and get some fish. Each turn one player is Hall Monitor and tries to stop them. Moves are made by flicking the penguins down the hallways!
  • Lazer Ryderz - A Tron inspired game of making paths to capture the Prisms to go to the next level. Speed is required, but the faster you go, the harder to turn.
  • Five Tribes: Whims of the Sultan - Expansion that adds a fifth player and new mechanisms to "please the Sultan"
  • DC Deck-Building Game: Multiverse Box - A box to house your DC Deck Builder cards, with crossover cards to combine previous game versions.

Ixalan!

Since, Ixalan, the newest set of Magic the Gathering, has pirates and dinosaurs. We will be giving out a prize pack for anyone in the event that comes in a pirate or dinosaur costume.

Don't forget that the Magic Open House is Saturday, the 16th!

More Details

Star Wars Destiny release

Our release event for Star Wars Destiny: Empire at War will be Tuesday evening. We have 3 promo cards to give each attendee that 1) attends, 2) plays 2 games as one affiliation and 3) either resolves any 3 dice with a single action or replaces 3 upgrades during a single game.

When you come out, talk to us about future Tuesday night drafts.