August 2018 Events - New Pokemon, New Magic, New... Submarines?!
Hello gamers and comic fans! We've had a great July here at Omar's, enjoying the AC and ice cream treats even while it's hot and humid outside. Plus, there's been some awesome new releases like Justice League Dark, Cosmic Ghost Rider, and The Life of Captain Marvel, which make for great summer comic-reading.
However, summer vacation must come to an end each year... so let's send it off with a bunch of great events! As always, check our Events Calendar to keep apprised of any changes or additions to the schedule.
This Saturday, July 28th, is Miniatures Painting Day with Carol Pandolph! From 1 to 3 PM, come paint your favorite D&D, Pathfinder, Warhammer, or other miniatures for only $5. We'll provide some materials and of course expert advice from The Muse's Touch, but it's BYO Mini-- we have lots of great ones to paint if you would like to purchase one here! $5 event, all ages.
Thursdays August 9th, 16th, and 30th, from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM we will be holding our Pokemon Young Trainers Club. Come learn and play the Pokemon Trading Card Game in a friendly environment! We'll be going back to our weekly schedule on the 30th for the school year! $2/player, +$3 for pizza, +$3 for an intensive lesson, though we won't have pizza the 9th and 16th. Open to all elementary school-aged players and their parents.
On Wednesdays August 1st, 15th, and 29th, we will be hosting our fan-favorite Open Table Board Gaming nights! Come learn new games or teach your favorites. This event is open to all, and totally free! Bring your own games, or use our demo library. Free, All Ages.
On Fridays August 10th and August 24th at 6 PM, come draft the newest set of Magic: The Gathering, the M19 Core Set! We'll host a draft on each of these days for players to build new decks with the new cards using our loaner Basic Lands and 3 packs of cards. Win a pack for every win in a tournament following deck-construction, with possible extra prizes depending on player count! Open to all experienced Magic players, $20/entrant. Arrive 15-20 minutes early to register!
Saturday August 18th from 4 to 7 PM , we'll be hosting the folks from Double Turn Games for a demo of their new party game, Smack Talk Showdown! Come trash-talk your opponents for the amusement of the audience in this wrestling-inspired game of wordplay. Free Event, All Ages.
Sunday August 19th from 1 to 4:30 PM we will be hosting a Pokemon Sealed Tournament featuring the newest set, Celestial Storm! Players will get 6 booster packs of cards to build a 40-card deck (using our loaner basic energies) to compete in a tournament for prize packs and prestige. The game will NOT be taught for this event, so be sure to brush up on your rules for Pokemon TCG before arriving. Space is limited, so show up early to register! All Ages, $25 entry.
Finally, Friday August 31st from 6 to 9 PM, we will be having an Oceanos demo and mini-tournament! There will be a teaching period at the start to learn this great and approachable drafting card game about submarine exploration, followed by a 2-round tournament where your total scores will be added together to determine placement. The top-scoring player will earn a Broken Token-made Oceanos treasure chest! Recommended for ages 10+, $5 entry.
That's all for now; have a great end to your summers, and be sure to stop in for new comics every Wednesday!
-Michael, Events and Games Manager