Shadespire: Organized Play Coming to the Mirrored City

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Organized play is coming soon to the Mirrored City–and a Friendly Local Game Store near you.

Brace yourselves for combat. A great reckoning is coming to the Mirrored City of Shadespire. The mightiest warriors clash time and again as they face off against each other. Dying gloriously or ignominiously as they battle for (the illusion of) control in Nagash’s realm. Trapped in this city, with no recourse but to fight and die and fight again, these mighty warbands will soon be put to the ultimate test.

Organized play.

Before too long Games Workshop is going to be organizing some Warhammer Underworlds play in their stores in North America and in “independent stores across the world.” Take a look:

via Warhammer Underworlds

Organised Play is coming to a store near you, and soon! Very shortly, you’ll be able to transform your hard-earned Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire skills into some awesome prizes, including the coveted Warhammer Underworlds deck box and even a miniature trophy of your own!

Organised Play will be taking place in participating independent stores across the world as well as Games Workshop and Warhammer stores in North America.

League Play is kicking off in a few stores fairly soon–with the first few events we’ve spotted starting around February 17th, so be sure and look out for more details as those days draw nearer. But for now, feast your eyes upon the deck box and trophy that await the victor of this tournament of champions!

And, with a start date of February 17th that means there’s still plenty of time to grab the upcoming Fyreslayer Chosen Axes and Skaven Spiteclaw’s Swarm Warbands, or at least get your hands on the cards that’ll be included in each so you can build your deck and outfit your Warband with the tricks and techniques you’ll need to win.

Get ready for battle.

  • ZeeLobby

    Really feel like this should have dropped with this day 1. People have stopped playing locally.

    • BrassWitch

      You’d be surprised to see how much organized play can do for a playerbase. The prizes are going to make it or break it imo.

      • Matthew Pomeroy

        Stores have to be willing to bother though, after this much time, I have no hope that our locals would even make the effort (shadespire sold very very poorly)

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      corpse is already cold here too, last of us sold off our cards (some kept some models, like I did) tossed the boards in the trash.

      • af

        Is that figurative speech? I don’t even know if Shadespire is a good game, but I know I’ve never thrown any part of any tabletop game into the trash.

        • ZeeLobby

          Throwing boards in the trash is shockingly common. Especially for GW games where people spring for the models. Know several people who did it with execution force.

          • af

            Wow. I would sell it, repurpose it for another game, or give it away. Throwing perfectly good stuff in the trash wouldn’t even cross my mind :/

          • ZeeLobby

            I mean the board for that game sells for $10-20 if lucky. None of my friends need any more 2D boards. They’d much rather have 3D terrain (especially if you’ve bought several GW boxed games, you got plenty of boards). In the end I guess it just depends how much it’s worth to you. If the models justify the cost, and you have no need of the boards or want to deal with the hassle of storing or selling them, then in the trash they go.

            I remember this being a funny topic on Independent Characters. One of them threw the boards away, the other complained he would have taken them, but finally admitted he’d never has used them. Lol.

          • af

            Maybe throwing good stuff in the trash is a first world thing? It’s not a matter of price, it’s the attitude that bothers me. I would use the board for another game; as a last resort I would use it as prime material to scratch build scenery. I would make up an alternative game and give it to a child, etc. I can make up a viable game in about 10 minutes, and play it with my nephews.

          • ZeeLobby

            I mean clearly you just attribute more value to the board then others do. Nothing wrong with that. I don’t have kids, I rarely build terrain (and have foam I prefer), and I have other board games I find much more rewarding. I own execution force and it’s boards have literally sat on my shelf, taking up space, since it’s release. I’ll probably ebay them for a couple bucks rather than trash them, but I ebay a lot already and can understand why others may just bin them. Heck, you can probably recycle them.

          • orionburn III

            I’ve been trying to unload the Deathwatch Overkill game contents for a good while. Only got the set for the models and have no intent to play the game. I always try to Ebay my leftover stuff. If that fails I try to give it away. If that fails then it usually goes in the trash. Doens’t phase me. Maybe it’s from growing up with a parent that had mild hoarding tendancies.

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha. Ditto situation here. I mean in the end we buy tons of boxes and wrappers around products we want and throw them away. I don’t save all of them for terrain projects, etc.

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            we build a lot (ridiculous amount) of terrain.

          • Hagwert

            It shocks me too. At the FLGS I go to we have a big cardboard box where any bits or bobs like half used sprues or bits of scenery etc. go into and anyone is free to delve in and take away what they want.

          • ZeeLobby

            And I’m sure that bin ends up with crap that’s been there for a year that no one wants. i’m sure it eventually gets thrown out. Again it just totally depends on what you want, what people at your FLGS want, etc.

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            We dont, but thats actually a prett cool idea.

          • Paweł Dąbrowski

            I couldn’t agree more

          • Matthew Pomeroy

            the board is IMO trash, there is no other game I would use it for, I wouldn’t even use it for shadespire. do you keep every bit of packing foam?

        • Matthew Pomeroy

          Literal, and its not a big loss, there are alot of board games where the board itself is of little real value and just takes up space, shadespires boards I didn’t like from the start. I found them very poor quality and my buddy is excellent at reproducing boards from ceiling tile material (his blood bowl pitch is awesome!)

    • marxlives

      I think with GW stuff it really needs to drop day 1. With so many competitive systems that offer yearly updates to competitive play for free, it is hard to shell out for competitive play products when the wave subsides.

  • Koopsta

    People are playing it around here, and the tournament at Adepticon is sold out at 100+ so… I think it’s doing okay.

    • frank

      Looks like a solid game to me.

    • ZeeLobby

      I mean we’ll have to see. A lot of people signed up for Adepticon at the height of Shadespire’s release. The showing for next years adepticon will be the true indicator of the games health.

  • Sonic tooth

    needs lots more factions? disheartening to know the next 2 are prob more Khorne and Sigmarines

    • dave long island

      No doubt. Sick of both of those two. Neither were very interesting to start with.

  • Sean Jackson

    why not in GW stores outside of NA? We dont have an independent that can run it, but have a Warhammer store and it cant! Love from New Zealand …

  • dave long island

    They gotta stop givin’ Nagash these ‘Bill the Cat’ facial expressions…. lol…. Aaak!

    • James Regan

      maybe thats just the facial expression one gets when you spend so much time in the university library that when you emerge the world has literally ended and now you have to fistfight the guy who killed it. ‘Oh no, i think i should have stuck to algebra!’

      • dave long island

        lol, could be. It’s a working theory, lol

  • orionburn III
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    • Matthew Pomeroy

      I would love one as a pet. 😀

  • I just want new factions tbh, the stunties and ratmen aren’t doing it for me. Vampires, dark elves, Nurgle, goblins, plz

  • William Crouse

    The announcement of them doing “prizes” exclusive content for clubs, is what made me not buy in. Seems like a decent game other wise.

  • Severius_Tolluck

    It is surprising it want ready at launch, but I do understand wanting to have at least 4 factions out before starting it, but we had that at least that since a month after launch. Had they released that with the undead and orks we may have saved it locally. I only bought my set now as my projects ended giving me free time to play with it. Convenient since skaven drop soon. Will see.
    I was discussing why this game, which was GW saying ehre is a true competitive game, meant for it from the ground up, and no one played it! Why was this? We thought hard, and thought maybe because it is pretty hard to break it beyond your peers ability to break it as well. That its balance is roughly good. That maybe since you cant trounce some poor pleb in a game store you never met before like you can in 40k?