Some of you might have heard of Dylan Shearer. He’s involved fairly heavily in the tabletop gaming scene in Brisbane, having helped run board game stalls at a number of large conventions including Comic Con. He’s also a member of The Four D4, participating in a number of ‘vlogcasts’ that cover all things pop-culture, including tabletop gaming.
Some months ago he expressed an interest in opening a retail tabletop gaming store in Brisbane. He looked at demographics, he looked at retail space, he looked at insurance and he looked at hiring staff. Then he decided there was a better way to proceed. You see, Dylan is also a web designer, he’s made some pretty fancy sites. He came to the conclusion that an online store running events at physical locations would be just as, if not more, successful than a bricks and mortar store. It would also allow him a national customer base rather than just south-east Queensland.
So why am I telling you all this? Why does this article read as little more than an elongated advert? Well if the above was all that was happening it probably would be. However, Dylan’s new company – ‘Vault Games‘ is holding a grand opening. Being that is has no permanent bricks and mortar location it’s been run as a miniature expo of sorts, and that, is of interest to ATGN and you.
Brisbane dwellers will be treated to a special ‘Launch Party’ on Sunday the 9th of November at the Contract Bridge Club, 67 Ipswich Road Woolloongabba. Doors open at 10am and entry is FREE!
Dylan informs me that there will be quite literally hundreds of board games for people to play, a Warhammer 40K tournament, a Star Wars X-Wing tournament and various Magic: The Gathering tournaments running all day. There will be lucky door prizes drawn every hour and special “Launch Party Only” pricing on a wide range of tabletop gaming products.
That sounds like an awful lot of tabletop gaming taking place on a lazy Sunday afternoon, exactly the sort of place you’d likely find an ATGN contributor or two, and no doubt you will. We’ll be there in ATGN colours, playing games and generally having a good time. Mark the event on your calender and come down and join us for a game or two, or three, or four.
To help celebrate this pretty groovy event, Vault Games has kindly donated a really cool prize for us to give away to you guys and girls. A brand-spanking-new copy of Munchkin Pathfinder Deluxe and the expansion Gobsmacked! To win this awesome prize pack all you need to do is comment below, telling us your most epic Munchkin moment. We’ll pick a winner on Saturday the 8th of November and notify you both as a response to your comment and via email. The catch? You’ll need to pickup your prize from the Vault Games Launch Party, so make sure you’re already planning to attend. Go put it in your calender. No, not later, do it now or you’ll forget otherwise. Yes you will, you did last time. No, that wasn’t a one time thing. Chop-chop, no commenting below until it’s in the calender. You’ll thank me later.