***An earlier version of this stated the Mass Effect launch party was on Sunday. It is in fact on Monday***
It’s a weekend book-ended by Mass Effect. Bioware, Edmonton’s biggest Game Studio is releasing one of the world’s biggest games next week and they’re hosting a couple of events locally to help mark the occasion. I’ll be at the IMAX tonight for their Q&A/Gameplay event (supporting Extra Life) and might even try to make it out their launch party at The Rec Room on Monday…
As for your other options this weekend…
Gamers have a lot to choose from. Video Gamers can check out the Killer Instinct Tournament at the Microsoft Store in West Edmonton Mall. Board Gamers have a chance to play Scythe tonight at Mission: Fun & Games (or celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Gamer’s Lodge. Tomorrow they can check out Terraforming Mars at Board N’ Brew for their opening weekend. Miniatures Gamers have Great White North Gaming’s March Brawler (Warhammer & Blood Bowl) and a Terrain-Building Day at All Star’s new location. Finally, Role-Playing Gamers have the return of YEG: DND tomorrow night!
Beyond that, there’s a fundraiser being held at Overklocked in support of GEARs (with prizes for donors), a pajama party at The Telus World Of Science & more nerdy improv from Rapid Fire Theatre’s TEDxRFT!
Did I miss anything? Send me an e-mail at info@EdmontonNerdList.com & I’ll put it up too.
Friday, March 17
–Mass Effect Andromeda On The IMAX for Extra Life Presented by Bioware
–Books 2 Buy Sale (Whitemud Crossing Branch) Mar. 17-19
–Scythe – Practice Night @ Mission: Fun & Games
–Late Night Game Night @The Gamers’ Lodge
–It’s Always Sunny In Denizen Hall: St. Paddy’s!
Saturday, March 18
–Videogamageddon 2017 (24 Hour Gaming Marathon for GEARS)
–D is for Dinosaur Launch @ Variant Edition
–IMAX Pajama Party @ Telus World Of Science
–GWNG March Brawler (Miniatures Wargaming)
–CHiMPROV feat. TEDxRFT
–Killer Instinct Tournament at Microsoft Store WEM
–All Star Terrain Building Day
–GOBlet’s Play Terraforming Mars! @ Board N Brew Café
–YEG DND Returns
Monday, March 20
–Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Night @ The Rec Room