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In-Store Play Suspended Through March

To best do our part to encourage social distancing, we are suspending all organized play through the end of March.

We will reassess at the end of the month.

In short, our play space is closed for now.

We will still have retail sales available and encourage you to shop online for pick up and if you call, we’ll bring it out to you and are happy to place it in your trunk if you wish.

This cancellation includes all in-store play:
Pokemon League
Gundam MeetUp
Drop-In D&D
Independently Organized RPG
FNM
Saturday Commander MeetUp
Family Fun Day

I will be honest with you, events are a major part of our business model and we are not sure how this will affect the long-term success of the store.

We have spent the better part of the last five years building an amazing, unapologetically inclusive community. My wish is to see it continue to grow and thrive. But the only way to do that is to ensure the safety of the most vulnerable among us by making sacrifices now.

If you have the means and are looking for something fun to do while staying in more, please consider buying a game, book or comic. If you would like a recommendation on something that would be a good fit for you, feel free to PM or email the store (store@shopgeeklife.com) and we will be happy to make some suggestions. If you don’t need anything right now, we have electronic gift certificates you can also buy online and redeem for events when the time is right.

This may push us to completely change our business model, but with any luck these events will prove to be a chrysalis for an even more beautiful future.

Be well.

With Love,
Angel

Social Distancing

At GeekLife we have always taken cleanliness seriously and disinfecting all surfaces has been a part of our closing routine since we opened. I wanted to let all of our amazing community know that we have increased the frequency and scope of our cleaning, including disinfecting tables between events.

GeekLife has always been about building community. Part of that includes protecting the most vulnerable among us. To that end, while we are not cancelling any events at this time, we are enacting social distancing measures and requiring that players wash their hands before game play (and of course if they use the restroom).

What this means for people using our play space is that we have reduced the number of available chairs to allow for a minimum of 3 feet between players. As a result, the store will currently only accommodate a maximum of 14 players at a time (see below for details about certain games).

Additionally:
•We are also asking anyone who feels sick to wait until they are symptom-free to come and play.
•If you do sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue (and immediately toss it) or into the crook of your elbow.
•Don’t touch your face.
•Wash you hands (we have some fun signs in the bathroom to help you count off 20 seconds).

We are also now happy to provide curbside pick up. We are working to put additional items in our online store for in-store pick up. But if you would prefer, you will also be able to call the store and we will bring your purchase out to you.

Another step we are taking is that we are currently preparing to offer weekday online Youth D&D in the event schools close and parents could use a couple of hours of the younger ones being entertained (while still getting in some socializing and math practice). Stay tuned for details on how to sign up.

And finally, we are all monitoring the situation closely and will follow any and all guidance from local health authorities.

Be well.

Love,
The GeekLife Family



Game Specific Details:
•This will potentially affect MtG and Pokemon PreRelease events.
•For MtG, Wizards of the Coast has allowed stores to offer players the option of an “At-Home PreRelease.” So anyone who would like to will be able to pick up their PreRelease kit and take it home without having to participate in an in-store event.
•For role playing games, tables will be limited to a max of six players. This will be a hard and fast rule and seats will only be guaranteed if paid in advance.

New Year, New Hours

As we reflect on the past year, we are so thankful to have each of you as a part of our amazing, growing community. Turning our thoughts toward the year ahead, we have some exciting events planned out and can’t wait to share them with you. In an effort to better streamline store operations and be best positioned to facilitate our expanding event schedule, we are going to shift our retail hours.

Effective January 6, our regular retail hours will be:
Tuesday – Friday 5pm-9pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
(retail will be open earlier and later for some events)

Keep an eye out in the next weeks and months as we announce even more special events outside of retail hours.

Magic: The Gathering PreRelease

Registration for Magic: The Gathering Theros: Beyond Death PreRelease is now live.

The first PreRelease event for this set will take place Friday, January 17 at 7:00PM.

PREVIOUSLY, ON THEROS…
To fight the sun god Heliod, the forge god Purphoros created a sword capable of damaging the divine. The two gods battled, disrupting the celestial resting place of an ancient and powerful hydra: Polukranos, World Eater. Enraged, the hydra stormed through the mortal realm of Theros until it was sealed by Heliod and the hunt god Nylea.

The Planeswalker Elspeth arrived in Theros during the climax of Heliod and Purphoros’s battle. She saw Purphoros’ sword flung from his hands, and planeswalked away with it. She returned to Theros fifteen years later and faced an angry Heliod. But the god regained his bearings and realized Elspeth could help him, so he reforged the sword into the spear Godsend. Wielding this weapon, Elspeth was able to defeat the newly awakened Polukranos.

Meanwhlie, the satyr Planeswalker Xenagos had hatched a plan to ascend to godhood. By cultivating belief and devotion among his followers, he was able to transcend mortality and join the other gods in their home of Nyx. Xenagos planned to use his new status for ill, so Elspeth vowed to stop him. She journeyed to Nyx and stabbed Xenagos with Godsend, destroying him once and for all.

Fearful of her power and knowledge of the multiverse, Heliod stabbed Elspeth with her very own weapon, which shattered afterwards. Dying, Elspeth’s soul became trapped in the Underworld of Erebos where it remains . . . for now.
NOW, WE RETURN TO THEROS…

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/theros-beyond-death-story-cards-2019-12-16

Thursdays Starting August 1

Who: DM Julio
What: Dungeons & Dragons (D&D 5E)
New players welcomed!!!
Bring a Level 1-3 character or a pregenerated character will be provided.
When: Weekly on Thursdays from 6pm-9pm

Adventure: The city of avgí a small kingdom also known as the moving light. Brave adventures needed to help the scholarly people of avgí in their hunt for knowledge of the ever-changing world.

Reserve Your Seat at the Table Today Online or In-Store

Tuesdays Starting July 30

Who: DM Julio
What: Dungeons & Dragons (D&D 5E)
New players welcomed!!!
Bring a Level 1-3 character or a pregenerated character will be provided.
When: Weekly on Tuesdays from 6pm-9pm

Adventure: Island of the mad Lich king, a daily occurrences of wild magic and dangerous monsters. Adventures needed to keep the balance of the realms.

Reserve Your Seat at the Table Today Online or In-Store

Tuesday, July 30 & Saturday, August 3

Who: GM Fernando
What:
Game: The Expanse
System: Adventure Game Engine
When: Separate games offered on Tuesday, July 30 and Saturday, August 3
No experience necessary. Pre-generated characters will be provided.

Adventure: The Mormons are building an Interstellar ship, The Nauvoo, on Tycho Station, and they employ some of the top scientists in the solar system. Now that a second scientist has gone missing, the leader of the Mormon Church reaches out to your crew to help find their missing scientists. Who is responsible for these disappearances? Is someone trying to sabotage The Nauvoo, or were the scientists taken for some other purpose? Are the scientists the only missing people? It’s up to you and your crew to find out!

Reserve Your Seat at the Table Today Online or In-Store

Drop-In Role Playing Games

Dungeons & Dragons and more!

GeekLife takes the hassle out of putting together a role playing game. We provide vetted and experienced GMs that are dedicated to welcoming and engaging all players in a custom-designed gaming space with all materials* supplied.

Each three-hour adventure can stand alone, so it also fits your busy schedule.

A night out for only $10 will fill up quick, so reserve your seat today!

Notes:
•Come and go as your schedule permits, each week’s adventure is episodic so it will stand alone, but has the ability to accommodate repeat players.
•*All materials are provided on loan, but feel free to bring your own dice, pen/paper/etc.

Reserve Your Seat at the Table Today Online or In-Store