April 13th – 19th

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The Valley Nerd Watch!


Tabletop Day was a blast! We had a ton of fun teaching and playing with some extremely nice people. And in lovely news, the Deuce is going to be hosting a bi-monthly Play Anything: Board Games & Beer at The Deuce. Start getting excited for the next/inaugural one in June!

You can look forward to a really interesting SciTech Cafe later this month. It’s about Diamonds and photons and how awesome Diamonds are.

Oh! And although it’s technically next month, get ready for Free Comic Book Day May 2nd! We grew up collecting comic books, and we can highly recommend amassing an enormous collection of comic books, because they are beautiful. FCBD is a chance to get a bunch of previews and fun free books from the local comic shops, and it’s also a chance for those local shops to subtly shame you into then purchasing something you ingrate.

You can also look forward to Oh My Word! This month. The current subject, Stories About Songs That Define Moments, doesn’t slot precisely into the standard Nerd Pantheon. But we’re pretty sure that we don’t care because it sounds fun!

As always, be sure to check out the Weekly Events page! There are a lot of fun things happening this and every week!

THIS WEEK


Board Games:

Saturday, April 18th
Off the Wall Games [41 Russel Street, Hadley, MA 01035] at 11:00am – 7:00pm
Warhammer Fantasy Tournament
Warhammer! That game that you either play obsessively or not at all. Are you looking for some people to smash with your immaculately-painted army? Then try this friendly tournament! There’s a $15 registration fee, and armies must be 2500 points. Registration begins at 10:30am, and the tournament starts at 11:00am. You can check out The 131 Forums for signup and details before the event!

Card Games:

Saturday, April 18th
Greenfield Games [228 Main St Greenfield, MA 01301] at 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Dragons of Tarkir Game Day #1
Magic the Gathering players can come to Greenfield Games for a FREE event, with multiple Swiss rounds which we assume are a form of delicious cheese and then elimination rounds. There will be prizes, including Scaleguard Sentinels for the first 30 attendees, Thunderbreak Regent for the top eight, and a Champion Playmat for the grand prize!
Modern Myths [34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060] at 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Dragons of Tarkir Game Day
Magic the Gathering: basically the only game that exists? It’s possible! Come to Modern Myths to play your Standard deck against a bunch of other people who also play MtG! There will be prizes!
Sunday, April 19th
Greenfield Games [228 Main St Greenfield, MA 01301] at 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Dragons of Tarkir Game Day #2
The exact same thing as Day #1! Attend both, WIN both, and be remembered as “that one horrible person who took all the prizes for that whole weekend jeez”.

Comics:

Thursday, April 16th
Modern Myths [34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060] at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Queers in Comics & Games
Come to Modern Myths to talk about comics, games, and how they represent queer people. We missed this discussion group last time it came around, so we’re going to prioritize it this week! It sounds like a good opportunity both to speak and to listen to the experiences of other people. You’ll need to get a standard $5 day pass for this event, given back immediately as store credit.

Computers:

Thursday, April 16th
Last Call Media [136 West St., Suite 01, Northampton, MA 01060] at 6:00pm
Western MA Drupal Meetup
You can see the official signup and agenda at https://groups.drupal.org/western-massachusetts, and there’s usually drinks to follow at a place TBD at the meetup. This is a great chance to dive into Drupal with some supportive members of the local community!
Friday, April 17th
Packard’s Bar – Library Room [14 Masonic St., Northampton, MA 01060] at 8:00pm
Northampton Webdive After Dark
A regular meetup of web designers, coders, and generally anyone who thinks the word “webdive” applies to their interests!

RPGs:

Saturday, April 18th
Comics n’ More [31 Union Street, Easthampton, MA 01027] at 1:00pm
Pathfinder Pirates
Come play the classic Pathfinder system only instead of playing as stock fantasy adventurers, play as pirates! If you can imagine having a little parrot sidekick that gives you +1 Initiative you’re already getting why this is a great time. You can join at any session, there are pre-made characters and dice provided! Jump in this week!
Sunday, April 19th
Modern Myths [34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060] at 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Pathfinder Society Organized Play
In Pathfinder Society you play appropriately enough a member of the Pathfinder Society. Basically, you hunt treasure with your party while you are all also working for secret factions that have their own agenda. The scenarios are short 4-hour adventures, and each season has 28 of them! They’re in the middle of a season right now, but they’ll be happy to work you into the game! You’ll need a standard $5 Day Pass to play, but as always it’s immediately converted to a store voucher.

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