Wow, it’s been a while since my last update. Things got busy. There was the week I broke all the things, then the weeks where I prepped for our Hogwarts day party (which was awesome!). That’s all behind us though, I want to talk about next week!
Tuesday, October 25th : Candy Wars
Join Rick Westerman and Merlin’s Beard in a terrorific romp in which the only winner is the one who consumes the losers! Games every half hour starting at 6pm! Baskets of Halloween Candy provided!
Wednesday, October 26th : MTG Kaladesh Draught and Draft
Come out for a fun night to meet some new friends and try your hand at a Magic draft. Player’s of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration begins at 6:30pm. Player’s will be seeded into drafting groups at 7pm. If numbers permit, we will do two or three groups based on skill level. After the draft, players will play three games. Anyone winning a second game receives a booster as a prize.
Special thanks to Aaron Jozwiak for volunteering to judge the games!
Thursday, October 27th : Pandemic Reign of Cthulhu Giveaway* and Demo
We are running two games of Pandemic Reign of Cthulhu at 6:30 and 7pm. Fight off the growing madness in Arkham and its neighbors and close the gates before Cthulhu rises from sleeping Ryleh beneath the waves!
* No purchase necessary. All guests at Merlin’s Beard during Halloween Week (October 25th through October 29th) receive an entry each day they visit. Event participants on Thursday receive a bonus entry.
Friday, October 27th : Saturday, October 28th : Sunday, October 29th : Halloween Party
Guests in costume receive $2 off* their order at Merlin’s Beard. There will be a costume contest on Saturday at 8pm, the winner and runner up to receive a Harry Potter themed shot glass!
We will also host a games of Hex Hex on the hour, the winners receiving a free pass to Merlin’s Beard and setting rules for future games of Hex Hex!
*(minimum $5 purchase).
New for October brings Achievements to Merlin’s Beard! Earning achievements scores a point which you can later redeem 1:1 for a store discount on food, player’s fare, and non-alcoholic beverages. So with out further adieu, here is the list for October:
Roll 7 brains in one turn without rolling any shotguns.
Win the game AND have finished the first stage by round 5.
Betrayal at the House on the Hill
Max out a stat.
Dead of Winter
Kill at least 10 zombies as a group in a single round.
In process… Something like kill certain high level heroes.
Complete Season 2 Mission 2. Worth 2 points instead of 1.
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Achieve a victory as the werewolf.
Pandemic Reign of a Cthulhu
Win the game in expert mode (remove 2 of each color from the clue deck). You must use 4 investigators. Bonus: win the game while all investigators are sane.
Taking a page from our neighbors to the north (Snakes and Lattes), join us on Wednesday, October 26 for our very first Magic event at Merlin’s Beard! Come out for a fun night to meet some new friends and try your hand at a Magic draft. Player’s of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Registration begins at 6:30pm. Player’s will be seeded into drafting groups at 7pm. If numbers permit, we will do two or three groups based on skill level. After the draft, players will play three games. Anyone winning a second game receives a booster as a prize.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1840042459551814/
Registration: 6:30pm limited to 32 persons.
Draft begins: 7:00pm
Format: Booster draft, Swiss tournament
Cost: $20 covers your fare, 3 boosters, and 1 pint (beer or soda*)
Prizes: Drafters who finish 2-0 or 2-1 receive a booster as a prize.
* Soda comes with 2 refills.
This week at Merlin’s Beard we’ve got week 2 of our Catan: Seafarers league, a Maddening kick-off to our October give away and some news on the charitable front.
They’re coming to take us away! HA HA! Merlin’s Beard and Gryphon Gaming will be giving away a free copy of Pandemic: Reign of Cthulu on October 27th. There is no purchase necessary to enter the drawing but we are preparing an achievement list and throwing in a free sandwich for anyone that completes all the achievements by Sunday, October 30th!
Here is just a sampling of what we are planning:
- Mansion of Madness (2e) demo on Thursday, October 13th.
- Pandemic: Reign of Cthulu demos on Thursdays: October 7th, 21st, and 28th.
- Merlin’s Maddening Month Achievement List
- Halloween Party Weekend October 28th through 30th.
- Hogwarts Party October 14th.
Catan: Seafarers Week 2
It’s a tight race after week 1 between rivals Beth (14 points) and Kevin (0 points)… wait… no its not. First, Mike is killing it, second, Kevin piddled his time away last Tuesday playing not-Catan. Its a strange strategy and we’re not sure how this is going to pan out. Join us on Tuesday, October 4th and find out!
Karmel Strong and GradSEA Fundraising Events
Merlin’s Beard was proud to host our first two fundraisers this weekend. First, on Friday, saw a crowd of graduate students in for an evening of beverages and games. Merlin’s is proud to be writing a check for $50 to that organization. The second, on Sunday, was for a friend and his family as they battle the onset and complications associated with cancer. We were able to raise $200 ourselves and an additional $75 in patron donations. If you have a fundraising idea, please feel free to come in and chat with me.