When will in-store events resume?

Hello patrons, gamers, and friends, As you may have heard, Governor Ned Lamont will further relax COVID restrictions on many businesses May 1 and nearly all businesses by May 19. 

We’re excited to get back to normal, but there are still some things that need to be in place before we can host in-store gaming again. In no particular order:

  1. CT Department of Health needs to provide guidelines for in-door entertainment venues (this actually happened April 21. I am reviewing)
  2. Wizards of the Coast and the Pokemon Company need clear Official Play for shops.
  3. My employees need to be fully vaccinated.
  4. Product needs to be available (Pokemon, Flesh & Blood TCG, Digimon TCG, etc)

At this time, I expect to host some events starting in June; however, as of now, there is no set date and it is subject to change. I’ll do my best to keep you informed.

Though more details still need to be worked out, here is what I know:

  • We will start slowly. Events only Fri-Sat-Sun at first. Then adding some weeknights later during the summer.
  • Store credit can not be used to pay for event fees.
  • Masks will be required. 
  • Food and drinks will not be allowed due to wearing masks. 
  • Events will have an attendance capacity (maximum number of participants), so online preregistration will be mandatory (no walk-in sign-ups – sorry).

I know these restrictions may take away some of the fun, but they are temporary and will be eased over time. Some more quickly than others. Soon, I hope, we will return to the level of comfort you have enjoyed in the past at Battlegrounds Gaming. 

We would not have been able to weather COVID shutdowns without your support. Thank you. We are looking forward to seeing you play here again soon.  

In the meantime, you can always come in to pick up something to keep you busy and entertained.  As always, follow our social media (links below) for further announcements and updates.

D&D Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft preorders

Terror stalks the nightmare realms of Ravenloft. No one knows this better than monster scholar Rudolph Van  Richten. To arm a new generation against the creatures of the night, Van Richten has compiled his correspondence  and case files into this tome of eerie tales and chilling truths.

Discover the mysteries of Ravenloft, mist-shrouded lands where infamous Darklords lurk among ageless vampires,  zombie hordes, cosmic terrors, and worse. Then make your choice. Will you create your own Domains of Dread,  settings to host endless terrifying adventures? Or will you join the ranks of haunted heroes who embrace macabre lineages, dual-edged Dark Gifts, haunted subclasses, and other forbidden powers?

The mists of Ravenloft are rising. Overcome your dread or forever be its prisoner! Contents:

  • Ravenloft’s expanded Domains of Dread return for the first time in Fifth Edition!
  • Travel (perhaps even by choice) to familiar domains and discover new ones.
  • Encounter a horrific assortment of creatures from the monstrous bestiary.
  • Unleash a treasure trove of new story hooks, character options, and campaign customization to bring one of the most exciting Dungeons & Dragons settings to life!
  • Everything the Dungeon Master needs to craft a horror-themed campaign for Dungeons & Dragons, including rules and advice for building custom domains and darklords using established horror tropes or your own special blend.
  • Includes a brand new adventure sure to add thrills and chills to your game.
  • Introduces character lineages, including dhampi, hexblood, and reborn.
  • Presents dark gifts for characters that flesh out your place in the Domains of Dread.
  • Adds two new subclasses, the College of Spirits for bards and the Undead pact for warlocks.

A host of new backgrounds and trinkets themed specifically for a horror setting