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Store Is Well Represented At The 2015 Weiss Schwarz National

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This past weekend, Bushiroad held the 2015 Weiβ Schwarz Nationals in New York. We had several members of our community represent Battleground Games & Hobbies at the tournament. And while the road to Worlds ended a little short, our guys still did an amazing job and we are extremely proud of them. Johnny, Victor, and Nick all made the Top 8 of the tournament. Johnny, even made it to the Top 4. So we wanted to take a moment to say congratulations on a job well done!


If you see any of these guys at your next event, shake their hand, give them a hug, or high-five them!


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Four local players qualify for Weiss Schwarz Nationals in New York


This past weekend, Battleground Games & Hobbies hosted a Regional event for the NA WGP Nationals. Four of our local players qualified for the event later to be held in New York this month. A big congratulations goes out to:


Victor K., Nick S., Ryan G., and Johnny L.





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Bushiroad to Release ‘Love Live! DX’ Expansion for Weiss Schwarz

Bushiroad will release the new Love Live! DX booster expansion for its Weiss Schwarz TCG on June 26th, as originally reported by hobby news website


The DX (deluxe) booster is a new release tied to the same property as last year’s Love Live! Trial Deck and Booster.  The set is based on the Love Live! School Idol Project multimedia property that includes manga, music CD’s, anime and video games about a group of school girls who become idols to save their school from shutting down.  The new Love Live! DX booster includes a special mix of cards from two Japanese releases: Booster Pack Love Live! feat. School Idol Festival and Extra Booster Love Live!.  Certain card specifications in this English set will differ from the Japanese edition cards.

The booster will include 107 cards including 28 parallel cards. Gold Foil/Hot Stamp chase cards featuring autographs (2 sets) from all nine members of the group “μ’s” (pronounced muse) will be randomly inserted into packs.  Each booster includes eight cards, with 20 boosters per display, and  16 displays per carton.  The English Edition does not include gold/silver campaign coupons.  With this set, English and Japanese cards may be played together in tournament formats (except in Japan).  Two PR cards out of 6 types and 1 Love Live! School Idol Festival Mobile Game serial code will be included in each display as a supplement.  Each carton will also include 4 rubber play mats (1 design).

This set will follow the May release of KanColle Trial Deck & Booster Pack. An exciting time to be a Weiss Schwarz fan!


Please don’t forget to join us every Saturday at Battleground Games & Hobbies in Abington, MA for our weekly Weiss Schwarz events! We look forward to seeing you.




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Bushiroad Announces New ‘Weiss Schwarz’ Expansion for January

Bushiroad will release a new Nisekoi-False Love expansion for its Weiss Schwarz TCG, according to hobby retailer news website The Trial Deck and Booster Pack will release on January 23rd and will be available in Battleground Games & Hobbies in Abington, MA.

The set is based on the Niseko -False Love romantic comedy anime based on the manga series by Naoshi Nomi that VIZ began publishing in English in January.  The anime adaptation began airing in Japan in January 2014, and was licensed by Aniplex USA for streaming in North America, where it streams on Daisuki, Crunchyroll and Hulu.

The story follows high school students Raku Ichijo and Chitoge Kirisaki, children of bosses of rival yakuza factions.  Their parents decide to end their feuding by pairing their children, who do not get along, but must pretend to date to keep the peace between the gangs.  Raku has a crush on another girl at school, and he also made a childhood promise to a girl who bears the key to his locket.  Other developments arose to further complicate the situation in typical rom-com fashion.

The Trial Deck will include 10 exclusive trial-deck only cards (5 types).  Two types of exclusive RRR Foil cards as well as an SP Gold Foil/ Hot Stamp card signed by a Japanese voice actress are randomly inserted in decks. The pre-constructed deck will include 50 cards (same content for each deck), as well as a deck manual, playbook, playmat and rule sheet.  Random decks will also include special RRR foil or SP Gold Foil/Hot Stamp signed cards from the Japanese voice cast.  The decks are packed six to a display, with eight displays per carton.  The English edition does not include gold/silver campaign coupons.

The Booster Pack includes new cards and new characters in the 100-card set, which includes 17 parallels.  Each booster includes eight cards, with 20 boosters per display.  Four rubber playmats are included in each carton.  One PR card out of six types will be included in each display as well.  The English Edition does not include gold/silver campaign coupons.  With this set, English and Japanese cards may be played together in tournament formats (except in Japan and certain major tournament formats).  Exclusive SP Gold Foil/ Hot Stamp signed cards from the Japanese voice actresses are randomly inserted in packs.

This set will follow the December release of Weiss Schwarz: Fairy Tail ver. E.


Don’t forget to join us here at Battleground Games & Hobbies in Abington, MA each and every Saturday beginning at noon for our weekly Weiss Schwarz tournament!






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Playing in a Weiß Schwarz Regional by Carl Godon



Hello everyone, this is Carl Godon giving a PSA to remind everyone that the Weiß Schwarz Regionals are coming up to qualify Nationals.


What is Weiß Schwarz?

I think the first question of most people’s mind though is ‘What is Weiß’? Weiß (German for white) is a card game origination from Japan. You choose various series from anime and video games and fight against other series. Examples of some series are Da Capo, Nanoha, Angel Beats, Evagelion, Persona, Idolm@aster, Madoka, Fate/Zero, Fairy Tale, and many more. This game has both a Japanese version and an English version, and while official tournaments at the highest level do not allow for mixed languages, many stores allow for mixed language events. Battleground Games & Hobbies is one of those stores.


Why Play?

Weiß is a great game where you can play your favorite series. Being able to build decks around your favorite characters is extremely satisfying. Your favorite series isn’t in Weiß or not into anime? Well mechanically the game is great as well. The game has a great ebb and flow where until the very end, anything can happen. Worse case scenario, a series might have a cute girl or sexy women that you just like to look at, who cares what series your playing. Having a solid game base is only half the fun though. In additional to all the above, all Weiß events are free, and most event even come with free promos just for playing. How sweet is that? Did you know you get free stuff if you play in a Weiß regional?



If you participate in a Japanese qualifier, you get one of these just for entering. If you play in an English qualifier you get a Kill la Kill Promo, a World Championship Lanyard, and a Fairy Tale play mat just for entering. Regionals qualify you for Nationals, and if you win at the national level, you qualify for Worlds. Japanese Weiß even includes a plane ticket to Japan in the winter! Battlegrounds is always looking for more players. Come down most Saturdays between 12 PM and 6 PM and join in all the fun. We have monthly promos to give to all the players who show up and play.



How to Play

Sounds like a game you want to play? Need to know how to get started? Battleground Games & Hobbies has trial decks available from all the latest English sets. Are you thinking that a trial deck is no good because you’re used to other games not having good intro product? Well stop that. In the past years, under skilled pilots, trial decks have qualified many people for nationals throughout the world. Trial decks are well built and give new players a great balanced deck to play with. You can supplement them with boosters and start making more decks. Some people like making character only decks. Some people want to make one color decks. Others just like playing with foils. All kinds of decks can be made. Build whatever you want to your liking.


Getting Ready for Regionals

Have you started to play, started playing with your friends and at your local store? Great, now the next step is getting ready for your local Regionals. Playing in a qualifier is easy, just get a deck, sign up for a regional and go play.


Where to Sign up

For those who don’t know, you can find a Japanese Weiß national qualifier near you at:

And you can find an English national qualifier near you at:

In case you missed it, Battleground Games & Hobbies is hosting a Japanese Weiß Schwarz Regional October 19th at the Abington store.


What Skill level Do You Need

Players of all skill levels play at Regionals. You have players who have played at nationals before, as well as players playing for their first time. Everyone has a shot. Last year at Battlegrounds, we had a player who played three times in his life Top 4 and qualify for Nationals. Don’t think that just because you are new, you cannot win. Think you need to get better? You should come play at Battlegrounds on Saturdays. Locally we have a player who has played at Japanese Nationals the past two years, and we have two players who Top’d 8 at Neo-Showdown New York earlier this year. One of them even made Top 3! As long as you’re willing to learn, everyone is willing to teach. There is still time to get ready for Nationals.


What To Do

So you are ready for your Regional? Here are some quick tip to making your Regional run smoothly.



While Pre-registering is not required, it makes sure that if there is a shortage on promos, you are first in line to receive them. It also helps the Regional coordinator plan and get ready for the event by having a rough idea on how many players will be participating in their event. Help the event run smoother by Pre-registering at one of the links above.



Just like other games at high level events, Weiß Schwarz also has deck list requirements. Some notes to remember. Cards of different rarities have different set numbers. As an example, the Triple R version of “Messenger of God” Angel has a card number of AB/W31-E002R, while the RR version has a card number of AB/W31-E002. Note that the “R” was added for the Triple R version. SP Versions normally add an “S”, and Trial Deck Versions normally add a “T” to the number. Don’t get game losses for miswriting a deck list. If you are playing in a Japanese Regional, do not forget to bring your translations for the cards in your deck. HeartoftheCards makes it easy by having reference card links for easy printing.



During an event, sleeves get damage all the time. Don’t forget to bring extra sleeves in case any break. No reason to get a loss for having a marked deck because your sleeves got damaged and a pattern was created. Be on the safe side and have extra on you.



Mistakes and accidents happen all the time. If something goes wrong during a match, call the judge or advisor of the event. They are there to make sure everything happens correctly. A lot of accidents are reversible that allow the game to continue as it should, but if the game state is destroyed such that the game cannot be undone, matches could end in a less than desirable outcome. Call for a judge as soon as something wrong happens to prevent the unreversable from happening.



Last but not least, make sure to have fun. Everyone is there to have a good time. Don’t ruin it for others by being unpleasant. Yes you are playing at the highest of level of play, but that doesn’t mean you have to be unpleasant. Remember some people might be playing for the free stuff, don’t make them have a bad day because you’re having a bad day.

Whether you are a new person who now wants to get into the game, or someone just recently introduced who wants to play at the next level. I hope you learned something about Weiß, and hopefully I will see you either at the local store, at Regionals, or even hopefully Nationals. Don’t forget, Battlegrounds runs weekly events every Saturday at the Abington store.


About the author

Carl Godon is a national level player for Weiß Schwarz. He is also a regular “Magic: The Gathering” player. His most recent achievement was a Top 32 finish at this past GP Boston-Worcester 2014.


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This week in gaming: An open casting call, GPTs, Weiss, and M15




Calling all writers


If you’ve been reading my blog posts, articles, whatever you want to call them for a while now, then you may have noticed that they are centered around “Magic: The Gathering.” Now there is a perfectly good explanation for this. The main reason being is that is my area of gaming expertise.


I don’t think there is anything wrong with this, but it makes things a little boring if you’re not into “Magic.” That’s where you come in. Consider this an open casting call for writers of all backgrounds. One of the goals I am trying to accomplish is to help get different content on the site. That’s where you come in.


Is there something related to gaming that your very passionate about?Is there an awesome Dungeons and Dragons sessions you want to tell people about? Do you have experience in table top wargaming like Warmachine or Warhammer 40K? Are you really good at painting miniatures or scenery? Something that would be great is content with tips and tricks for beginner miniature players.


Don’t worry, I’m always open to others writing about “Magic.” Having multiple perspectives is a great thing to have. It really helps to diversify the writing on the website. So, if you’re interested in giving writing a shot, then let me know. Pitch me your ideas at Please include your name and keep your pitch to around 200 words.


If you’re idea sounds good, we’ll contact you and move from there. These writing opportunities are strictly voluntary. That should be the last thing on your mind, though. The idea is to have fun and help spread your knowledge.


Modern at this Friday’s FNM


This Friday will be the third Friday of the month. You know what that means. Modern will be offered at this Friday’s FNM in addition to Standard and Draft.


This would be a great time to try out any ideas you may have for the Modern season that’s now in session. In case you missed it, Battleground Games & Hobbies hosted a Grand Prix Trial on June 14. Several of the Top 8 competetors included some of the usual players from the Abington store: Ken Briscoe, James Costello, and Chris Alexander. Also in the Top 8 was Devin Malko who plays at the Plainville store. The eventual winner was Nicholas Blake who also plays at the Plainville store.


The deck lists for the entire Top 8 can be found by clicking on this link.


If you missed out on the GPT on June 14, then don’t worry. There will be another GPT hosted at the Abington store. That GPT will be held on June 29. The format is Modern and the winner will also receive a box of Modern Masters in addition to the 2-round byes. This should be a big turnout. Everyone will be gunning for that box of Modern Masters. This could be your chance to open a foil Tarmogoyf!


Do you play Weiss Schwarz?



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If you play Weiss Schwarz, rumor has it that the store will be getting some visitors from out of town looking for some pick-up games. So if you’re tired of the usual competition and are looking for some new action and new opponents, this is your opportunity to do so.


The usual time for Weiss Schwarz actions is 2:00 PM on Saturday. Be there or be a four-sided object.


M15 prerelease dates have been set


Can you believe it’s time for another “Magic: The Gathering” set to be released out into the wild? The Magic 2015 core set prerelease has been scheduled for both the Abington and Plainville stores.


All of the information you need to know can be read here, but if you’re too lazy to click on the link then keep reading.


The prerelease packs will once again make their presence known. It is important to know that if you’d like to be guaranteed a specific color of your choice you’ll need to preregister for the event you want to participate in.


Regarding preregistration, there were some issues with the Journey Into Nyx prerelease where some people couldn’t get the color they wanted to when they showed up to the store. Unfortunately, the colors they wanted had all been spoken for through the preregistration process. If you don’t want to be denied a color, please, I urge you to preregister ahead of time so you don’t miss out on the color you want.


Oh yeah, I was talking about the prerelease. The event will be held the weekend of July 12-13. Here is a quick rundown of what’s happening:


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Format: Sealed Deck*

Date: July 12th Friday night / Saturday morning

Time: 12:00am (midnight)

Entrance Fee: $25.00 per person

This event will run 4 rounds.


Format: Sealed Deck*

Date: July 12th Saturday afternoon

Time: 12:00pm

Entrance Fee: $25.00 per person

This event will run 4 rounds.


Format: Sealed Deck*

Date: July 12th Saturday night

Time: 6:00pm

Entrance Fee: $25.00 per person

This event will run 4 rounds.


Format: Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck**

Date: July 13th Sunday afternoon

Time: 12:00pm in PLAINVILLE, 6:00pm in ABINGTON

Entrance Fee: $20.00 per person

This event will run 4 rounds.


Format: Sealed Deck*

Date: July 13th Sunday night

Time: 6:00pm in PLAINVILLE, 12:00pm in ABINGTON

Entrance Fee: $25.00 per person

This event will run 4 rounds.


*Sealed Deck: Each player receives one Core Set 2015 Prerelease Pack corresponding to the color of their choice.


**Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck:  Each TEAM will receive 2 Core Set 2015 Prerelease Packs with which to build two 40 card decks.


Here is also a breakdown of what you’ll get when you enter the prerelease:


Each Player will receive one Core Set 2015 Prerelease Pack that contains:


5 Core Set 2015 booster packs

1 Seeded booster pack*

1 Premium promo card

1 Activity card

1 Spindown life counter

1 Welcome Letter

For this event, players may use the promo card included with the Prerelease Pack in their tournament deck.


*Contains cards from the Core Set that are or have synergy with the color you chose.


Well that’s it for now. I hope you enjoyed this week’s version of “This week in gaming.” If you liked what you read then help us out by spreading the word. Hit the social media buttons down below and tell all your friends about this article and the store!


About the author


Simeon is now the Community Manager for Battleground Games & Hobbies. He is also an avid gamer who loves to play board games and video games. He graduated college with a degree in Political Science, and now serves the public by writing about games. You can check that out here. Don’t forget to “like” him on Facebook as well. It’ll update you on all of his newest content. Best of all, you can follow Simeon on Twitter (@SimeonCortezano) for some real time hilarity. Thanks for reading!


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