Free CS:GO Tournament Sponsored by Nvidia

Join us on Friday, April 22nd at 6:00pm for our free CS:GO tournament! Participants will be awarded a player spot in order of event registration on the evening of the event. The first 30 registered participants who are present at the start of the event will receive a spot for participation on one of six teams.

Must register here to get a spot in the event!
Participants will receive:
– Free Center Fee and Game Play.
– Giveaways.
– First Place Prize for each member of the winning team – $20 Steam Gift Card.

Official Rules as per Nvidia: (full rules available on the signup page)

Players will be asked by the Tournament Official to provide their CS GO Competitive Matchmaking Rank.  The six Players with the highest Competitive Matchmaking Rank will be designated Team Captains.  Team Captains will then select from among the remaining Players to form their random team consisting of five Players.  The Team Captain with the lowest Competitive Matchmaking Rank will pick first, the next lowest Competitive Matchmaking Rank will pick second, next lowest Competitive Matchmaking Rank will pick third and the Team Captain with the highest Competitive Matchmaking Rank will pick fourth.  This order of selection will continue until all Players at each Host Location have been placed on a Team.

The settings for all Tournament Matches are as follows:

Game Type: Defusal
Team Size: Five versus Five

It is the responsibility of both Teams to verify that the Match settings are correct prior to starting a Match. Once a Match has begun, Teams may not restart or replay due to incorrect Match Settings, unless both Teams mutually agree to do so.

A Match is complete when both halves are over. The total score, based on rounds won in each half, will determine the winner.

International Tabletop Day: April 30th

Join us for one the biggest gaming events of the year! On Saturday, April 30th from 11:00am to whenever, we’ll be running an all-day celebration of tabletop gaming!

We’re a Preferred Partner with Geek and Sundry this year and will have some exclusive promos and goodies that we’ll be raffling off every hour throughout the day. We’ll also be raffling off copies of some awesome games as well as some promos we’ve gotten from Looney Labs, Steve Jackson Games, Asmodee, Krosmaster, Days of Wonder, Atlas Games, and many more!
This event is free to the public. Feel free to bring something to share with others or play something off our demo shelf. If you’d like to volunteer to run a game, let Lauren know at lauren@mothershipatx.com to get on the schedule. Full schedule will be posted here the week of the event so you can plan accordingly.

We’ll be hosting a potluck as well, so bring some food, grab a seat, and celebrate games all day with us! We’ll also be ordering some pizzas and bringing up some cupcakes and cookies so we’ll be well-fed all day.

Lastly, 10% of all board game sales for the day will be donated to Kaboom! a non-profit grounded in the belief that the well-being of society begins with the well-being of children. KaBoom! has built, opened, or improved over 16,000 playgrounds to date. They are dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Geek and Sundry will be raising funds throughout the day, so we’ll be helping them raise funds as well.

Pokemon Prerelease Event for Fates Collide!

Pokémon TCG Prereleases are better than ever with our new Prerelease Decks. Pokémon TCG: XY—Fates Collide Prerelease decks include “evolution packs” with preselected evolution chains for more usable cards and a more exciting customer experience!

Our prerelease will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at 4:00pm.

Entry fee is $25 each Deck Includes:
– 22 card evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets
– 4 XY—Fates Collide Booster Packs
– 1 of 4 alternate art promo cards
– 1 Deck building tip sheet

Max. 16 players for this event. Each player will receive 1 prerelease deck and be given 30 minutes for deck building.

The tournament will last about 3-4 rounds depending on the number of total participants. Each round typically lasts 20 minutes + 3 turns.

Games are played with 4 prize cards rather than the usual 6. Basic energy cards included in the prerelease kits will be provided to players.

Prizing:
Everyone will receive 3 participation packs and the top 4 players will receive an additional 5 packs each of any sets that are currently available or may accept a voucher for the new set when it is released.

X-Wing Tournament on April 23rd

Looking for some slightly more competitive play? Check out our monthly tournament at the ‘ship! $5 entry fee and guaranteed participation prize.

When: Saturday, April 23rd at 11:00am

Tournament Structure: Swiss rounds based on the number of participants

Prizing:  Top players will receive the elite prizes from the FFG spring tournament kits and we’ll also be prizing to fellowship.

A note on Fellowship: at the end of the tournament, each player votes for who s/he had the most fun playing against. Those who win the most votes also receive extra prizes. We encourage players to attend these events to have fun and try to reward those who showed the best sportsmanship.

Imperial Assault 2016 Regionals: April 9th

We’re really excited to host our first Regional Championship under the store’s new ownership!

When: Saturday, April 9th at 11:00am (registration will open at 10:00am and close at 10:50am promptly).  The player meeting will start at 11:00 am and the first round will start promptly at 11:15am. You can preregister here and pay ahead to save $5 on your entry fee.

Tournament Structure: Swiss-rounds based on the number of players. Rounds will be 65 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for setup.

Entry fee: $25 ($5 off if you register and pay by April 3rd)

Format: Skirmish, 40 pts. You must submit a Squad Sheet by 11:00am. Feel free to fill yours out early: Imperial Assault Squad Sheet.

Rules: We will strictly adhere to FFG’s rules and regulations for this tournament. For full details, see their tournament rules. Players are responsible for knowing the competition rules ahead of time. If you have nay questions prior to the event, please contact the TO at lauren [at] mothershipatx [dot] com.

Prizing: We will mainly be prizing out from the FFG Regional Championship Kit.

  • First Place: The winner of each Regional Championship receives a Regional Champion trophy to show off to family and friends, and one card granting the winner a first-round bye at a country’s National Championship.
  • Top Four: The top four players at the end of the tournament each receive a metal, Scum-themed challenge coin.
  • Top Eight: The top eight players at the end of the tournament each receive a set of translucent green attack dice and white defense dice.
  • Top Sixteen: The top sixteen players at the end of the tournament each receive one pack of acrylic crate tokens.
  • Top Sixty-Four: The top sixty-four players at the end of the tournament each receive one copy of the alternate art C-3PO card.

In addition to the above prizes, we will be adding more to the prize pool as we get more folks registered:

  • up to 8 players: Just the FFG prize kit
  • up to 16 players: we will add vouchers for 4 IA expansion packs to the top 4 players
  • up to 32 players: we will add vouchers for another 4 IA expansion packs for the top 8 players
  • up to 64 players: we will add vouchers for another 8 IA expansions to be raffled to places 9-64 at the end of the Swiss rounds

Regardless of the number of players, we will have a number of different door prizes and raffles throughout the day!

Shadows Over Innistrad Prerelease Events: April 2nd and 3rd

We’re heading back to Innistrad! Get your angels and demons and werewolves and vampires on! We’ve got 6 prerelease events over the course of the weekend. Sign up here on our Google form!

Event Schedule and Prizing

Friday, April 1st at 11:59pm: Midnight Sealed Event
– 3 rounds
– 1 pack per win + 1 participation pack
– Raffle ticket for each entry and win

Saturday, April 2nd at 1:00pm: Sealed Event
– 3 rounds
– 1 pack per win + 1 participation pack
– Raffle ticket for each entry and win

Saturday, April 2nd at 5:30pm: Sealed Event
– 3 rounds
– 1 pack per win + 1 participation pack
– Raffle ticket for each entry and win

Saturday, April 2nd at 9:30pm: Sealed Event
– 3 rounds
– 1 pack per win + 1 participation pack
– Raffle ticket for each entry and win

Sunday, April 3rd at 2:00pm: Sealed Event
– 4 rounds
– Prizing to top 8 players + 1 participation pack
– Raffle ticket for each entry and win

Sunday, April 3rd at 7:00pm: Two-Headed Giant
– 3 rounds
– 2 packs per win PER TEAM + 1 participation pack per person
– Raffle ticket for each entry and team win

X-Wing Tournament on March 26th

Hopefully, this will be first tournament for the Spring 2016 Kit. If we don’t get the kits in time, we’ll prize out from stuff from previous kits and some Wave 8 items.

Date and time: Saturday, March 26th at 11:00am

Tournament Structure: Swiss rounds based on the number of players (no cuts for this tournament!), 75 minute rounds

Entry fee: $5

World’s Finest Dice Masters Release Events

Sealed Event on Release Day: Wednesday, March 16th! 

Sealed event at 7:00pm: $12 entry gets you 12 packs! We will also add 2 packs per person into the prize pool to be distributed to the top 3 players and Fellowship. Everyone also gets a participation pack!

Rainbow Draft on Release Weekend: Sunday, March 20th

We’ll be doing a Rainbow Draft during our regularly scheduled weekly at 2:00pm. $12 gets you 12 packs to draft. We’ll also be adding 2 packs per person into the prize pool to be distributed to the top 3 players and Fellowship. Everyone will get a participation pack as well!

Cardfight Vanguard G6 Sneak Preview!

Sneak Preview for Booster Set G6: Transcendence of Blade and Blossom on Saturday, March 19th at 1:00pm

Tournament Structure:  Draft of the packs from the tournament kits, Swiss rounds based on the number of players

Event fee: $20

Prizing: 1.5 packs per person will be added to the prize pool to be distributed to the top-half players. Each participant will receive 1 promo and we will raffle off a playmat for every 8 players in the tournament.

***Extra packs leftover at the end of the tournament will be for sale for $20 a bundle. You will also receive a playmat for every 4 bundles that you purchase.***