Hello, for Friday Night Magic we will be running a limited Draft FNM. Cost is $15, and includes your draft cards, starting at 6:30pm.
Also feel free to come by for some casual Magic the Gathering from 6 - 9 o'clock. Feel free to use the house decks if you just want to try out the game. There is plenty of parking, which is free at this time, and we're very near the New West skytrain station. There's also a coffee shop nearby and lots of places to get some food.
Don't forget to check out our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/BgwMtg)
The raffle this time will be for the 2013 Spiel de Jahres nominated Rise of Augustus!
In Rise of Augustus, you vie with your fellow players to complete "objective" cards for special powers and ultimately for victory points. Each card has 2-6 symbols which you must populate with legionnaire meeples in order to complete the card. These symbols are drawn one at a time from a bag, with all players gaining the benefit equally, but interestingly, the bag contains more of some symbols than others.
So the pivotal skill you'll deploy is in making your choice of which three objectives you'll start the game with (you're dealt six) — balancing potential difficulty of completion against value of the reward — and then which of five available objectives you'll add to your plate each time you complete one of your three. The game ends when someone completes seven objectives.
Tickets cost $1.00 each or 3 for $2.00.