|StarCraft | Published 31 March 2010|
The StarCraft Celebration Event at the FFG Event Center will let fans of Blizzard’s wildly popular computer game gather to celebrate the upcoming release of StarCraft II in style – by playing StarCraft: The Board Game!
But if you can’t make it to Roseville, Minnesota, don’t worry! Fantasy Flight Games and Blizzard Entertainment are teaming up to offer local retailers and game club organizers all the components and prizes they need to run their own exciting events.
As a retailer, club leader, or event organizer living in the United States, you need only apply. Pending approval of your application (in which you must outline exactly how you intend to promote and facilitate your StarCraft: The Board Game event, and when it will take place) we’ll send you two beta keys for Blizzard’s upcoming StarCraft II, the much-anticipated sequel to one of Blizzard’s most popular titles! Use them as door prizes, tournament awards, or any other kind of event support; the choice is yours.
No purchase is necessary to apply to receive the beta keys; the only restrictions are that your “StarCraft Day” Event, however you choose to run it, must take place between April 16th and 25th, and that only applicants within the United States will be considered. To apply to receive your StarCraft II beta keys for use in your store or club, fill out our online application.
Also available is the optional StarCraft Celebration Kit, which contains a copy of StarCraft: The Board Game and the Brood War expansion, a promotional planet for use in the board game, and a StarCraft poster and art print. Head over to our webstore or our B2B site to purchase your event kit and get started (Retailers: to get signed up for our B2B site, contact our sales department)! Remember, purchase of these additional resources are optional, and are not necessary to be considered as a host of the event.
Want to help generate interest in your store or club while showing your enthusiasm for this exciting game? Help us celebrate StarCraft!
StarCraft: The Board Game pits 2-6 players against each other in a desperate struggle for control of the galaxy. Based on the hit Blizzard computer game, StarCraft: The Board Game puts players in control of one of three unique races to battle across multiple worlds, forge alliances, collect resources, and build armies in an attempt to conquer the known galaxy.
Is there any way we can get the Promo Kit sans game? I would love to host an event, but I have the base game and expansion. I'd rather not spend $100 to get one planet (but would love to have this planet)...
There are restrictions to tourneys and participants of events for prizes. It is not totally up to FFG. I don't know who it is up to but I do know that certain states are not allowed to be a part of certain events.
Maybe you should come live in the USA. Then you can have a valid excuse for cheering on Phelps in the next Olympics and not have to worry about dirty looks. =P
Joking aside. I feel bad for you guys, but there are many Games Workshop and Sony events I wish I could attend over seas too. It is on my bucketlist "Participate in Asian Game ShoW!" lol
do you think that when the sc2 computer game comes out that ffg will make an expansion to their starcraft board game?
This is a chance for people to get ahold of planet typhon. Nice!
sux..... I always make the Wizards gameday here where I live, but the Fantasy Flight never promote their events here in Brazil.
Anyone else thinking this is a potential April Fool's Prank?
With the way there was so much SC2 hype and ebay selling of beta keys...this announcement and the details along with the non-blizzard/non-ffg off site linking brings to question.
If it isn't a prank, then kudos on an awesome event idea tying in a great ffg product with its source material.
Quite annoying to see that this is another even made only for Americans. I wish FFG would at least give the players from other countries to have similar cool opportunities than the ones offered to US players... I know this company is from United-States but hey, how come I get promotionnal stuff from companies from Europe and not from US (considering that I live in Canada...)?
Ah well, too bad I guess...
I'm sure that it has more to do with Blizzard than FFg that it is limited to the US.
The time window, however, is not that great. Our store is already running two major Magic events those weekends, plus several of us (including me) are going to the FFG Events Center LCG Regionals. Now I have to figure out when to host the event, and hope that we get one.
Kinda lame that it is US only, plenty of Starcraft funs in the rest of the planet.