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With the Executor under my command, I will be the ultimate power in the universe!

Hey PI-Fans,

Rebel Spies bring dire news. It’s the big boy himself. The Executor-class Super Star Destroyer for Star Wars Armada is now available to order, and it dwarfs everything else released so far by a massive margin.

The Super Star Destroyer expansion pack will go on preorder at $360 and quantities are limited.

Preorders are open this week for the Super Star Destroyer Expansion for Star Wars Armada and will close on Friday, 19/7/19.*

The Super Star Destroyer Expansion Pack arrives to swell the forces of the Galactic Empire with the first ship of an entirely new class—huge ships. The pre-painted, beautifully sculpted Super Star Destroyer miniature within this expansion is the largest miniature yet created by Fantasy Flight Games, measuring over 24 inches from tip to tip. 

Of course, such a huge miniature serves as a stunning reminder of Imperial might on the battlefield—and it’s also a fully functional warship that you can add to your Imperial fleets. With four unique ship sheets, an assortment of tokens, and twenty-four upgrade cards, including iconic commanders like Admiral Piett and Emperor Palpatine, any rival fleet will tremble to face the might of your onslaught.

* As quantities are limited, please place an order with a 50% deposit at Games @ PI to reserve your copy. In the event of shortage, SSDs will be allocated in the chronological order in which their orders were placed.

The Warhammer Weekend

Hey PI-Fans,

As they like to say, ‘In the Grim Darkness of the far future, there is only war’. At Games @ PI, we like our wars contained primarily to the tabletop, so what better way to celebrate the hobby than to have a Warhammer 40,000 Weekend on the 27th and 28th of July.

Whether you’re neophyte to the hobby or a seasoned veteran, we’ve got something for everyone. Even if you’re completely new and just want to see what all the fuss is about.

We’ll be hosting Gameplay and Painting Demos across both days, so if even if you’re just curious about how things work out in the slightest, pop down to Games @ PI to learn to paint your first model, and see it in action.

Never painted a model before? Come try out the Citadel Colour paint range and see how it works out for you. It’s easy and we’ll show you how to paint a model in five easy steps.

Here’s what’s going down.

27th July 2019:
Warhammer Everchosen Painting Contest: Submission
Got a model you want to show off? Put it up for Everchosen. Submission cutoff is 3pm, 27/7/19.

First time you’re hearing of this? There’s still time.
Entrant Rules:
Competition Entries MUST conform to the following rules:
– Consist of a single Citadel Miniature
– Currently sold by Games Workhop
– Are sold with a base not larger than 60mm at widest point
– Customized using Citadel parts only
– Wholly painted by the submitter
Entrants will be labelled and provided with a collection stub upon submission to collect their model after the event.

Winners will recieve a certificate and the top placed entry will be entered in the Everchosen global competition.


Warhammer 40,000 Road to Apocalypse
The local Warhammer community will be putting together a series of showcase games as a prelude to the Apocalypse Megabattle on the 28th.


28th July 2019:
The Battle of the Fang
The local Warhammer community will be staging a refight of the Battle of the Fang using the new Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse Large Scale Combat Rules.

“I’ll try spinning. That’s a good trick.”

Hey PI-Fans,

With 12/7 being release day, another slew of Star Wars X-Wing starfighters launch into combat today. N-1 Naboo Starfighters aligned with the Republic race to intercept Hyena droid bombers, while Resistance transports deliver personnel in a variety of covert operations.

Second Edition versions of the VT-49 Decimator, the YT-1300 Millennium Falcon, Tie/SF Fighter and A/SF-01 B-Wing fighters are also available as well.

Also in stock are new official plastic X-Wing Movement Tools and Range Ruler, a perfect replacement for replacing the cardboard templates from the core set.

Don’t forget to pick up an extended art card of the Proton Torpedo ordnance card with each purchase, and we’ll see you on our next X-Wing Night.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager


X-Wing Nights

I’ll try spinning, that’s a good trick!

Hey PI-Fans,

With the launch of X-Wing Wave IV just around the corner, we’re rolling out our new X-Wing program.

First of, we’re pleased to announce that with the roll out of Wave IV on Friday, 12/7/19, well be handing out Extended Art Proton Torpedo patronage cards with every ship purchase, perfect for filling out all those empty ordnance slots.*

For those of you who’ve already noticed, we’ve turned Wednesday nights at Games @ PI into our official X-Wing nights, so whether you’re a Clone Pilot, Bounty Hunter or just First Order Squadron Leader, you’re always welcome to pop on down for our open play events.

Flight Academy Wednesdays nights will see us break out the playmats with tables specifically reserved for X-Wing games from 7pm until closing. Starting from Wednesday, 17/07/19, there will be an $8 table charge for X-Wing nights. Participants who play at least one round of X-Wing per night will be eligible to collect an X-Wing Extended Art Game Night Promo Card.

Announcements for special weekly challenges will go live on the Games @ PI Facebook page and Discord page. Subject to participation numbers, the highest scoring player for the night will also receive promo X-Wing swag, courtesy of the Games @ PI Prize Pool.

Feeling up to it?

Come on down and Pew Pew some Red/Green Lasers and have a laugh or two with us at Games @ PI.

* One Extended Art Proton Torpedo Patronage Card per purchase of any X-Wing product. Subject to availability. While stocks last.

New Week New Stuff

Hey PI-Fans,

As we always do, we’re opening another week with more stuff.
It’s apparently what we do. And while the month is on don’t forget our Keyforge promotion.

It’s time to for vacation! How quickly can you pack your bags? The quickest one to pack their bags wins! Get Packing is a puzzle game that will send your neurons on vacation. Take all the items named on the card and place them inside the suitcase. The goal is simple: Be the fastest to complete your card and close your suitcase correctly!

The Adeptus Sororitas are among the most elite soldiers of the Imperium, and the T’au make terrifying enemies…or stalwart allies in the war against Chaos. Fight for the honor of the Emperor or strive to achieve the Greater Good and expand your battles with Munchkin Warhammer 40,000: Faith and Firepower! This 112-card set includes two new armies for Munchkin Warhammer 40,000. Plus heaps of
horrible monsters to fight and new loot to squabble over!

Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales is the second big expansion for Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island. Mystery Tales introduces ten new characters, the new deck of event cards, three new decks of adventure cards, new beast cards, new mystery cards, and the new mechanism of sanity that you can use in the base game of Robinson Crusoe to change it into a game of dreadful stories!
Additionally, the expansion includes five missions that form a long and epic campaign: “The Lost City of Z” in which you follow great explorer Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett.

New Board and Card Game Releases
Get Packing
Munchkin 40,000: Faith and Firepower Expansion
Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales Exapansion

Board and Card Game Restocks
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Cash n’ Guns
Codenames
Coup and Coup Reformation Expansion
Eldritch Horror
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game
The Grizzled
Kingdomino
Machi Koro: 5th Anniversay Edition
Munchkin Warhammer 40,000
Mysterium
One Night Ultimate Supervillains
Pandemic Rapid Response
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Sushi Go
Sushi Go Party
Werewords



It’s a shedload of stuff

Hey PI-Fans,

We’ve been slightly overwhelmed of late due to the database migration, but the freight train of releases isn’t stopping.

Here’s just some of the new stuff that’s floated in over the week.

Take to the stars and become a living legend in Star Wars: Outer Rim, a game of bounty hunters, mercenaries, and smugglers for 1-4 players! In Outer Rim, you take on the role of an underworld denizen, setting out to make your mark on the galaxy. You’ll travel the outer rim in your personal ship, hire legendary Star Wars characters to join your crew, and try to become the most famous (or infamous) outlaw in the galaxy! Do you have what it takes to survive in the outer rim and become a living legend?

Disaster has struck! Cities around the world are in desperate need of food, water, vaccines, and other supplies. You and your team belong to the Crisis Response Unit (CRU), an elite team of doctors and specialists. With a specially equipped plane, you are uniquely capable of providing life-saving aid — anytime, anywhere. Pandemic: Rapid Response is a race against time. Roll dice to create supplies, fly the plane, and make deliveries to cities in need. As the timer counts down, you must quickly coordinate and work together to react to new disasters. Will you and your team be able to respond in time?

In Space Base, players assume the roles of Commodores of a small fleet of ships. Ships begin docked at their stations and are then deployed to sectors as new ships are commissioned under your command. Space Base is a quick-to-learn, quick-to-play strategic engine builder. The cards you buy and the order you buy them in have interesting implications on your engine beyond just the ability on the card you buy, making for a different type of engine construction than seen in similar games.

Smash Up International Incident is the start of a year-long trip around the four corners of the world to visit some of the coolest heroes that different cultures have to offer! The Luchadores bring their high-flying, death-defying wrestling combinations to the fight, and the Mounties are at their strongest while they get their man and keep the Great White North safe! The Musketeers use their explosive action chains to gallantly defeat enemies, and the Sumo Wrestlers bulk up and throw their weight around, knocking their enemies away from the base. World Tour: International Incident is compatible with all other Smash Up expansions!

New Board and Card Game Releases
Pandemic: Rapid Response
Smash Up: World Tour: International Incident
Space Base
Star Wars: Outer Rim

Board and Card Game Restocks
Arkham Horror The Card Game Core Set
Blokus and Blokus Trigon
Citadels
Condottierre
Clacks
Eldritch Horror
The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth
Imagine
Once Upon A Time (3rd Edition)
One Night Ultimate Werewolf and Daybreak Expansion
Pandemic Legacy Season 1
Puerto Rico
Rock Paper Wizard and Expansion
Machi Koro 5th Anniversay Edition
Mansions of Madness (2nd Edition)

Miniature Wargame New Releases
BattleTech Tech Manual (New Edition)
BattleTech Alpha Strike Commander’s Edition

Miniature Wargame Restocks
BattleTech – A Game of Armored Combat
BattleTech Grasslands Map Set


PEST KONTROL

Hey PI-Fans,

We’re in the midst of rolling out our new Membership System, and something has clearly gone wrong.

What could go wrong, you ask? Well… clearly our Games Workshop prices have clearly failed to import properly. Apparently, an error somewhere has led to the system applying the GST tax value as a discount. I guess this sort of makes it an accidental 7% sale on all mispriced Games Workshop products until we can get this fixed.

We’re honestly not exactly sure why this is happening so while our expert technicians assess the problem and squash the bugs (or run in circles screaming… pick one). And since the system has declared this apparently is stacking with our current membership promotion leading up to PIe Day, I guess this mostly works out in your favour.

We can only assume that the database reupload to coincide with the the upcoming Games Workshop mandated Price Revisions on the 8th of July will solve this.

Judging by the above list, since the direction of prices is, for the most part, consistently moving in a single direction (and that direction is apparently UP), we’re putting together one final GW order to squeak in under the bar so to speak.

If you want in as a customer, here’s how it’s going to work:
Active Games @ PI Members can place pre-orders at the store or by contacting the store directly by phone to place orders for items on the list of items currently undergoing revisions. The deadline for last call orders to reach us is 10pm, Thursday 4th July.

We’re sorry for the disruptions.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager


TLDR:
GW Items In Store Accidentally Priced Down By 7%.
Price Rise coming 8th July.
Last chance to order at old price closes 10pm, 4th July.



Enter The Archon

Hey PI-Fans,

Have you tried Keyforge yet? With Keyforge, Richard Garfield
does away with deckbuilding entirely, with each booster containing an entirely unique deck allowing players to literally open a pack and leap into the action. Step into in the shoes of a mighty Archon, racing to forge keys that unlock the Crucible.

Interested? Well Games @ PI is here to help you get started!

For the month of July, Games @ PI is rolling out our Keyforge “Get Started” Bundle which contains everything you need to get started with four unique Keyforge decks and all the accessories you’ll need to play the game. * 

Grab a Keyforge Age of Ascension Starter Set and a pair of Keyforge Call of the Archon decks at $60


Of course, Keyforge is better with friends, so don’t forget to grab a Keyforge Crucible Pass, redeemable for free entry into an Open Archon event on Keyforge Chainbound Nights at Games @ PI.**

Sounds good?

Well, we’re looking forward to seeing you at the next event then.

– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager

* Contents of the Keyforge “Get Started” Bundle sold as is. No replacing of items. Promotion ends 31/7/19.
** Games @ PI Chainbound Night are run every Friday. Check our social media pages for details on the type of event being run weekly.

Membership System Update

TLDR: Membership System Updates Coming. Also PI-Day on 22/7.

Hey PI-Fans,

We’ve always jokingly claimed that Tzeentch, Warhammer’s Chaos deity of Change is the store patron. Well… things are afoot.

This time it’s the store membership system: The current system is going away…

But fear not. We’re not going to leave you hanging.

Here’s how it’s going to work.

Games @ PI Members will recieve the following benefits when shopping in our store:

• A 5% Discount Off the Listed Price For All Purchases*
• An Additional 5% Discount During The Customer’s Birthday Month
• The Accumulation of PI Points

PI Points are our revamped membership reward system, which are accumulated with every $10 spent in a single receipt. With the full rollout of the system on 22/7**, PI Points will be redeemable for rebate vouchers, event passes and special member exclusive product redemption.

Keep your eyes peeled for more details, which will be announced closer to the date.

Want to become a Games @ PI member? Well, you can look forward to the end of your yearly $10 sign up fees. Membership is now automatic and free for any purchase of $300 or more within a single receipt and will remain active for the lifetime of the member.***

Already an existing member and wondering how this will affect you? No worries. If your account is active, you’ll automatically be rolled forward into the new system at no cost. This means an end to yearly membership renewal fees for you as well.

Of course, a change like this always has a transition period, and this works out in your favour as well. From now until 22/7, all members (new and old) will receive the additional 5% membership discount on all purchases in the store. If a price tag has more than one price, this stacks on the lower price displayed.****


And, if you’ve gotten this far, you’ll have no doubt noticed the mention of PI-Day. As always, being the iconoclasts we are, we’ve always put more stock into 22/7 as the value of PI and it’s happening again this year.*****

Keep an eye out for more details as we progress through July.


– Kenneth, Games @ PI Manager




* Barring Item Specific Restrictions
** Yes, we planned this.
*** Or the active duration of the membership system
**** This does in fact mean your membership benefits double-stack. Of course, as we transition towards a full system roll-out, these old price tags will be phased out as well, so the faster you hunt down the bargains, the better.
***** Yes there will be PIe.






LATE OPENING: 1ST JULY

Hey PI-Fans,

We’ll be opening late on Monday, 1st July 2019, due to a stock take. Games @ PI will only open at 3pm, as opposed to our regular opening at 12 noon.

We apologise for the inconvenience, and look forward to getting back to the business of bringing you cool games as soon as possible.