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North-Central OH Pokemon League(s)
– Sundays @ Kidforce Collectibles (Berea) from 1 to 4 PM
https://www.facebook.com/kidforce/
– Mondays @ The Hero Zone/POP Shop (Sandusky) from 4 to 7 PM
https://www.facebook.com/TheHeroZone/
– Tuesdays @ Level Two Games (Avon) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/leveltwogames/
– Tuesdays @ Ground Zero Comics & Games (Strongsville) from 7 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Ground-Zero-Comics-and-Cards-92545866626/
– Wednesdays @ No Limit Gaming (Kettering) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/nolimitgaminglocal/
– Wednesdays @ Full Grip Games (Akron) from 7 to 10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/fullgripgames/
– Saturdays @ Recess Games (North Olmsted) from 10 AM to 12 PM
https://www.facebook.com/RecessGamesOhio/
– Saturdays @ The Shop, Game Shop (Vermilion) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/TheRadShop/

Registration for the following is now open!
– Ohio Pokemon Invitational (Premier)
https://sites.google.com/site/themastersevents/2017opi

North-Central OH CardFight: Vanguard League(s)
– Mondays @ Immortals Inc. (Rocky River) from 6:30 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Immortalsinc/
– Tuesdays @ Level Two Games (Avon) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/leveltwogames/
– Fridays @ No Limit Gaming (Kettering) from 6:30 to 9:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/nolimitgaminglocal/
– Saturdays @ The Hero Zone/POP Shop (Sandusky) from 4 to 7 PM
https://www.facebook.com/TheHeroZone/

North-Central OH Dragon Ball Super League(s)
– Sundays @ No Limit Gaming (Kettering) from 7 to 10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/nolimitgaminglocal/
– Mondays @ Warhost Games (Avon) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/warhostgames/
– Tuesdays @ Kidforce Collectibles (Berea) from 7 to 10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/kidforce/
– Tuesdays @ Full Grip Games (Akron) from 7 to 10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/fullgripgames/
– Wednesdays @ Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games (Cincinnati) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/RockinRoosterComics/
– Saturdays @ Ground Zero Comics & Games (Strongsville) from 2 to 5 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Ground-Zero-Comics-and-Cards-92545866626/

North-Central OH HeroClix League(s)
– Tuesdays @ Ground Zero Comics & Games (Strongsville) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Ground-Zero-Comics-and-Cards-92545866626/
– Saturdays @ The Hero Zone/POP Shop (Sandusky) from 5 to 8 PM
https://www.facebook.com/POPSanduskySocial/
– Saturdays @ Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games (Cincinnati) from 5 to 8 PM
https://www.facebook.com/RockinRoosterComics/
– Sundays @ Comics Are Go (Sheffield Village) from 1 to 4 PM
https://www.facebook.com/comicsaregoshop/

North-Central OH Yu-Gi-Oh League(s)
– Wednesdays @ Warhost Games (Avon Lake) from 6 to 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/WarhostGames/
– Thursdays @ The Hero Zone/POP Shop (Sandusky) from 6 to 8 PM
https://www.facebook.com/TheHeroZone/
– Saturdays @ No Limit Gaming (Kettering) from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/nolimitgaminglocal/

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Games – Ohio Newsletter: May 2018

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Pokemon Day will reside in downtown Lorain, Ohio in association with Lorain Better Block. From noon to 8 PM, Pokemon players from everywhere are invited to participate in Pokemon-related activities. There will be Pokemon GO Tours, casual trading card and video game play as well as a Pokemon Quiz Show for the kids where they can win promotional Pokemon trading cards. There will also be additional promotional items distributed first come, first served provided by Warhost Games located in Avon Lake. We will be headquartered in the Lorain Arts Council building near the corner of Broadway Avenue and West 8th Street. We hope to see you there!

SCHEDULE @ Lorain Arts Council (Tentative):
12:00 PM – Lorain Better Block Begins

1:00 PM – Pokemon GO Tour #1: Walk around downtown Lorain with a safety guide to the local Gyms and PokeStops. If a Raid breaks out, battle it with the group!

2:00 PM – Pokemon Quiz Show #1: Children, age 12 and under, will be asked a series of Pokemon-related questions of varying difficulty taken from the television series, movies and video games. For each correct answer, they will receive a Pokemon League promotional trading card.

3:00 PM – Pokemon GO Tour #2: Walk around downtown Lorain with a safety guide to the local Gyms and PokeStops. If a Raid breaks out, battle it with the group!

4:00 PM – Pokemon GO Scavenger Hunt: Using Pokemon GO, walk to and take a screenshot of five Gyms and/or PokeStops from a list of available options. Participants must have spun the icon, turning it purple, for the screenshot to be valid. While supplies last, the earliest participants that have been confirmed to have completed the tasks successfully will win a Lorain Proud t-shirt and a Pokemon League promotional trading card.

5:00 PM – Pokemon GO Tour #3: Walk around downtown Lorain with a safety guide to the local Gyms and PokeStops. If a Raid breaks out, battle it with the group!

6:00 PM – Pokemon Quiz Show #2: Children, age 12 and under, will be asked a series of Pokemon-related questions of varying difficulty taken from the television series, movies and video games. For each correct answer, they will receive a Pokemon League promotional trading card.

8:00 PM – Lorain Better Block Ends

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001764203408405/

You can help us promote this event by downloading, printing and distributing its promotional materials, available in JPG and PDF formats. – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-nrhPTSBC9ckiwHb8tKv5DHPTjSzMJV6

Welcome to the new GO!

After years of independent website hosting, we have moved to WordPress. It is simply a matter of cost. HNE as an entity is entirely not profitable. No one has made any money from HNE in years. In fact, the act of paying for web hosting and the renewal of a web domain each year costs more than HNE earns. This move is meant to reduce the annual costs to simple domain renewal.

With this change also comes the end of Games – Ohio. Since 2002, Games – Ohio has provided tabletop gaming opportunities to north-central Ohio. But, as with HNE, GO eventually turned out to cost too much. Games – Ohio has already begun the process of turning over parts of itself to other game organizers in the area and will effectively end by October 2018.

That being said, HNE as a website will become strictly a blog to store information pertinent to its owners hobbies. Nothing more or less.

Thank you for your years of patronage!

[2018] Pokemon League Challenge (Apr. 17 – Avon, OH) [Season #3]

LOCATION: Level Two Games, 37319 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 6 to 6:30 PM

TIME: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 6:30 to 9 PM

ADMISSION: $5 USD

REQUIREMENTS: A Pokémon trading card game deck.

RULES: Swiss rounds, standard format (legal/modified-constructed), no proxies and six (6) prize cards. One game per each 30 minute round plus three (3) turns. For more details, read the “Play! Pokemon TCG Rules and Formats” document: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/about/tournaments-rules-and-resources/

DETAILS: For this event to be officially sanctioned so that participants may receive a play point; there must be at least eight registered participants. New participants will be issued a player identification number. The top players in each age division will be awarded with championship point(s): http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/pokemon-tournaments/earn-championship-points-tcg/

PRIZES: The top players will receive store credit. The amount of store credit will be determined by the number of total participating players.

PARKING: Additional parking can be found behind the store via the access driveway on the west side, right side looking from the front of the building and across the street. Remember to use your emergency break when parking on an incline.

SANCTIONED: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/18-04-001909/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/232802060628426/

Games – Ohio Newsletter: April 2018

All,

I have been an officially sanctioned independent organizer for a number of game companies going as far back as 2002. As of the end of April 2018, I will be no longer independently organizing sanctioned events for any game companies. Occasionally, I may assist a convention, hobby shop and/or organization that is holding an event. I may also request support from the game companies for the aforementioned events, but I will no longer organizing events solely on my own.

The fact is, during the last five years, the number of hobby shops in North-Central Ohio has increased to the point that what I do is not in as high of demand than it used to be. Many of the game companies have been transitioning the sanctioning and organization of their events to the hobby shops. Plus, as the years have gone on, I have found it increasingly more difficult to find jobs with enough flexibility in their schedules to allow me to organize events. Thus, Games – Ohio will be shutting down in October 2018 and I have already begun the process of replacing myself with other organizers.

Beginning in May, Jimmy Gurney will be replacing me as the North-Central Ohio Pokemon Tournament Organizer. He will be assisting local hobby shops with their Pokemon Leagues as well as organizing the events of those without a tournament organizer. Gurney, as well as AJ Schumacher and Ryan Patterson, have been given ownership of the relevant Games – Ohio owned Pokemon Facebook groups and pages. In addition, local independent organizers for HeroClix and CardFight: Vanguard have been given ownership of the relevant Games – Ohio owned Facebook groups and pages. Any other Games – Ohio owned Facebook groups and pages that I do not find someone else to take over will be deleted between now and October 2018.

That being said, it does not mean that I will stop playing games. Beginning Tuesday, April 3, 2018, I begin working at Level Two Games in Avon. I will be employed at the store in hopes to grow its player bases for CardFight: Vanguard, Dragon Ball Super and Pokemon. I believe that I may also be able to assist the hobby shop in other avenues. If you are interested in joining me at Level Two Games on Tuesdays at 6 PM, we will be running CardFight: Vanguard, Dragon Ball Super and Pokemon leagues and tournaments at that time.

Thanks to everyone for all of the years of fun!

– Anthony Haslage

-=[ Upcoming North-Central Ohio Events ]=-

Pre-registration is now available for the Pokemon Pre-Releases and Pokemon Day listed below. Seating at the Pokemon Pre-Releases is limited to first come, first served!

[2018] Pokemon League Challenge (Apr. 17 – Avon, OH) [Season #3]
COST: $5 USD | REG: 6 PM ET | START: 6:30 PM ET
https://www.facebook.com/events/232802060628426/

Pokemon Sun & Moon – Forbidden Light Pre-Release (Apr. 24 – Avon, OH)
COST: $25 USD | REG: 6 PM ET | START: 6:30 PM ET
https://www.facebook.com/events/183075955627948/

Pokemon Sun & Moon – Forbidden Light Pre-Release (Apr. 26 – Avon Lake, OH)
COST: $25 USD | REG: 6 PM ET | START: 6:30 PM ET
https://www.facebook.com/events/179931016113511/

Pokemon Sun & Moon – Forbidden Light Pre-Release (Apr. 29 – Berea, OH)
COST: $25 USD | REG: 1 PM ET | START: 1:30 PM ET
https://www.facebook.com/events/355568558185374/

Pokemon Day 2018 @ Lorain Better Block (May 19 – Lorain, OH)
COST: FREE | REG: 12 PM ET | START: 12 PM ET
https://www.facebook.com/events/2001764203408405/

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: If you live around Vermilion, a hobby shop near you seeks a Pokemon TCG Professor to spend approximately three hours a week assisting the store owner with running a Pokemon League. You may earn Professor Points, promotional materials and other perks. If interested, message Games – Ohio (https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/160899470640578) and someone will get back to you.

Visit our website for more details: http://GO.Haslage.Net/

North-Central OH Play! Pokemon: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PokemonOH/
Pokemon – Ohio: https://www.facebook.com/PokemonOH
Games – Ohio: https://www.facebook.com/GamesOH

Pokemon Day 2018 @ Lorain Better Block (May 19 – Lorain, OH)

LOCATION: Lorain Arts Council, 737 Broadway Avenue, Lorain, OH 44052

REGISTRATION: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScronINku-uOFxg2NR-8FUfGrBlDz7rxW8iPlewcZkWZlsXeQ/viewform

TIME: Saturday, May 19 @ 12 to 8 PM

ADMISSION: FREE

REQUIREMENTS: A mobile device with Pokemon GO installed, Pokemon Trading Card Game cards and/or a Nintendo 2DS/3DS console and a copy of the Pokemon Sun/Moon and/or UltraSun/UltraMoon video game.

DETAILS: Participants may engage in organized or free play. The organized activities include Pokemon GO Tours, a Pokemon Quiz for the kids, trading card game demonstrations and additional activities provided by event sponsors.

For this event to be officially sanctioned so that participants may receive a play point; there must be at least eight registered participants. New participants will be issued a player identification number.

DISCLAIMER: If applicable and prior to participation to ensure fairness and to reduce the chance of malfunctions during the event, remember to update the console(s) and the games(s) with the most recently available patch(es). Also remember to fully charge and/or have fresh batteries in the console and/or controller as electrical outlet and additional battery availability may be limited.

PARKING: Additional parking may be available along the southbound lane of Broadway Avenue as well as behind the Lorain Arts Council building and at the Black River Landing.

SANCTIONED: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/18-05-000138/ & https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/18-05-000139/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001764203408405/