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This group is for New and experienced Boardgamers to get together and play some really fun and exciting Board Games and RPG's in a Comfortable and welcoming environment. Families Welcomed. Come out and catch up with old friends or meet new ones while playing some great Games!

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Sunday Open Board Gaming

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We play a wide variety of board games, from Splendor to Brass Birmingham. We usually have at least 3 tables worth of games going on each Sunday.

You can come with a suggestion of what you would like to play or pull a game off the shelf and see who wants to play or if you have no idea, see what others have or want to play, it's all good.

This event is at Off The Shelf Games in Parkway Plaza East next to the Home Goods store, and there is a $5.00 entrance fee for non-members to the store.

This event is also posted in the San Diego Board Games meetup group under "Bored Gamers Open Gaming at Off the Shelf Games." https://www.meetup.com/sdboardgames/

COVID Notice: Please stay home if you have reason to believe you have any contagious illness including COVID. As at other businesses that offer food, masks are not required at the table. By RSVPing you assume full responsibility for your own health and safety.

Because of the Omicron variant, the CDC, State of CA, and San Diego County are currently recommending masks for all indoor events, vaccinated or not. So, keep safe.

MTG: Commander Night, Paper Fights!

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Do you play Magic: The Gathering or are interested in learning how to play?

There are several ways to play MTG.

Commander is a format designed for multiple players. It allows a variety of creative personalities to flourish through personalized deck building and play strategies!

Here at Off the Shelf Games, we have pre-constructed decks available for purchase. While supplies last
They are ready to be played right out of the box!

We also have plenty of established players who are willing to teach you about the fundamentals of the game and this very affordable format!

Join us every Monday for Commander Night, Paper Fights!

The Arena Awaits...

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This is a Dungeons and Dragons 5E event.

The Arena awaits the souls of those destined for combat. The Master of Conflict forged a realm from the primordial essence of the Astral Plane, and created a demiplane known to adventurers and luminaries from around the multiverse as The Arena. Herein, those selected participate in deadly combat. Winners gain fame and fortune, while the fallen are forgotten.

The Arena is a game focused on player vs monsters combat, great for learning the raw mechanics of the game, & trying out new builds. Players can bring 1 to 4 characters for arena-play, or a pre-generated character can be provided by the store. Use the point-buy system, average HP rounded up for levels 2-20. As a house-rule, all arena characters start with a feat. Variant humans & custom lineage are not playable races in the arena. The Arena is drop in/drop out. Your characters will retain all prestige and loot earned from game to game.

All official wizards of the coast 5e books are fair game, & you can use any number of books for your builds. All arena characters start at 1st level.

The phases of play are as follows:

  1. Pre-combat Set-up:
  2. Determine Characters and Levels
  3. Vote on Difficulty
  4. DM sets up the encounter
  5. Players ask Yes-No Questions to help prepare
  6. Players prepare for the arena.
  7. Precast spells, purchase items, etc
  8. Players will be teleported into the arena and their objective is to survive, find the treasure, and defeat all enemies. If the loot is not secured by the time the enemy is defeated, loot will be forfeit.
  9. Roll initiative
  10. Try and Survive......

Learn more about gameplay in the Arena here: http://www.dndarena.com/gameplay.html

Tables will start forming at 5pm as players and DMs arrive. If the tables are full and you would like to play, please let the DMs know. We will do our best to get you on the next match as we do multiple sessions each Arena day (Wednesday / Friday).

This event is at Off The Shelf Games and there is a $5.00 entrance fee for non-members to the store.

COVID Notice: Please stay home if you have reason to believe you have any contagious illness including COVID. As at other businesses that offer food, masks are not required at the table. By RSVPing you assume full responsibility for your own health and safety.

The Arena Awaits...

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This is a Dungeons and Dragons 5E event.

**Season 1 starting June 1st 2022 and running until September 2nd 2022**

The Arena awaits the souls of those destined for combat. The Master of Conflict forged a realm from the primordial essence of the Astral Plane, and created a demiplane known to adventurers and luminaries from around the multiverse as The Arena. Herein, those selected participate in deadly combat. Winners gain fame and fortune, while the fallen are forgotten.

The Arena is a game focused on player vs monsters combat, great for learning the raw mechanics of the game, & trying out new builds. Players can bring 1 to 4 characters for arena-play, or a pre-generated character can be provided by the store. Use the point-buy system, average HP rounded up for levels 2-20. As a house-rule, all arena characters start with a feat. Variant humans & custom lineage are not playable races in the arena. The Arena is drop in/drop out. Your characters will retain all prestige and loot earned from game to game.

All official wizards of the coast 5e books are fair game, & you can use any number of books for your builds. All arena characters start at 1st level.

The phases of play are as follows:

  1. Players and DM prepare. Ask questions, precast spells, purchase items, etc.
  2. Players will be teleported into the arena and their objective is to survive, find the treasure, and defeat all enemies. If the loot is not secured by the time the enemy is defeated, loot will be forfeit.
  3. Roll initiative
  4. Try and Survive...

Tables will start forming at 5pm as players and DMs arrive. If the tables are full and you would like to play, please let the DMs know. We will do our best to get you on the next match as we do multiple sessions each Arena day (Wednesday / Friday).

**Characters that competed in the arena prior to June 1st will not be eligible to join the season 1 arena competition. If players wish to continue to use those characters, they can use those characters in post-arena campaign play or exhibition matches.

This event is at Off The Shelf Games and there is a $5.00 entrance fee for non-members to the store.

COVID Notice: Please stay home if you have reason to believe you have any contagious illness including COVID. As at other businesses that offer food, masks are not required at the table. By RSVPing you assume full responsibility for your own health and safety.

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