January 17, 2002
Tournament Schedule updated
Our tournament schedule from now until mid-April has been posted.
Want to play in this year's Nationals? Qualifiers are already
scheduled... Read more…
December 4, 2001
New Article: Advice on Drafting
In recent times, Jordan Gallant has become one of our top players.
He placed second in the top 8 of the last UAE Nationals, and has been
winning or placing highly in most tournaments since. In this new
article, he shares with us some basic drafting advice (for both booster
and Rochester drafts) that can help you get started on the same road he's
taken. Read more…
November 16, 2001
GamesNet Breaks Silence about Magic
For the past two months or so, George Macoukji, the resident
judge and WebMaster at GamesNet Innovations has been part of a select
group of alpha-testers for a new online version of Magic: the Gathering.
Here is his report on how the game looks now, and what to expect in the
September 8, 2001
Odyssey Street Date is October 6,
Want to buy the latest and greatest cards? Odyssey goes on
sale as of October 6. Be sure to pick up enough of this great new
September 8, 2001
Odyssey Prerelease is September 27,
The next big block in the Magic saga is Odyssey. 350 new
cards should spice up game play and shake up the Standard environment.
We'll be kicking off our Odyssey tournaments with a sealed deck prerelease.
Each player will receive one Starter deck and two booster packs from which
to build a deck.
May 26, 2001
Apocalypse Prerelease & Street Date
is June 7, 2001
The date for the Apocalypse Prerelease is set to Thursday, June
7. This is slightly later than originally planned, but I feel this date will
enable the most players to attend without fear of exams or other activities
interfering with their plans.
The street date of Apocalypse is set to June 7 for the UAE. Sealed boxes
and unopened boosters will be available for purchase at the normal price of
Dhs. 400 per box and Dhs. 12 per booster.
May 26, 2001
Distribution of Nationals Prizes
Prize winners from Nationals will be able to collect their Apocalypse prizes
at this tournament. If you received Apocalypse prizes at Nationals and will
not be at the tournament, please contact me to arrange an alternate delivery
of your prize.
Additionally, a few players from Abu Dhabi still have not received their
prizes from Nationals. If this applies to you, you can pick up your prizes
at the tournament, or contact me to arrange delivery of your prize.
May 23, 2001
New look coming for Web site!
We are putting the final touches on a whole new look for our Web site. You
may have noticed that the site www.gamesnet.org now redirects you to our new
site at www.gamesnet-live.com. This is part of our update plan that will
have a much more effective site available for your viewing pleasure in the
next few days.
With the new look will come whole new sections for more of your favorite
games. First in line will be Dungeons and Dragons, followed soon by
WarHammer and Mage Knight: Rebellion. If you have other games that you would
like featured on our site, just contact us and we'll see what we can do. We
already have several new articles ready to post at the same time as the new
Expect the new site to go live on or about June 1.
May 5, 2001
We have a Champion!
GamesNet is proud to announce the results of our Nationals for this year!
Mark Marsden successfully defended his title and remains the UAE Champion
for the 2000-2001 season. For more details and decklists, check out
April 22, 2001
Nationals Pricing Announced
Here are the prices for the Last-Chance Qualifier and Nationals 2001.
The Last-Chance Qualifier will be held Thursday morning.
Entry will be Dhs. 25. The qualifier is open to everyone, and the top
two players who haven't already qualified for Nationals will get
invitations. Also, everyone who signs up for this event gets a Dhs. 10
discount on the Nationals entry fee.
The Nationals entry fee will be Dhs. 50. This includes
the cost of the six boosters for the two Rochester Drafts (three boosters
for each draft).
April 22, 2001
New Info on Europeans and Worlds!
Wizards has finally posted some new information on Europeans and Worlds.
We've got the essential information summarized for you
April 20, 2001
BeatDown now in stock!
Despite the fact that Wizards still haven't gotten their stock of
BeatDown in yet, we've gone to extraordinatly lengths to get you your fix!
We now have a small quantity of BeatDown boxes in stock. They will be on
sale as of today at a price of Dhs. 125 each.
April 5, 2001
7th Edition and more now in stock!
We've just received our initial shipment of 7th Ed., and it's looking
fantastic! The artwork is gorgeous, and the cards are just what you'd
expect. The packs consist of one rare, 3 uncommons, 10 commons, and one
basic land. They will be priced initially like our other packs.
We've also received Invasion and Planeshift Fat Packs. A
Fat pack consists of either a starter and three boosters (for Invasion) or six
boosters (for Planeshift), the novel of the same set, a card encyclopedia for
that set, and two premium foil cards. Until the end of Nationals, they're
available at a special price -- 20% below our normal retail price!
Unfortunately, BeatDown boxed sets are back-ordered at
Wizards. (This means that even Wizards are out of stock on these
items.) We're doing our best to obtain a supply of them from alternate
sources. We'll keep you informed.
March 27, 2001
New Info on UAE Nationals
We've posted some preliminary information on UAE
Nationals 2001, including information on the Last-Chance
Qualifier, the schedule and
formats, and the current list of qualified
players. We're also starting a section on information for Europeans
and Worlds; as soon as we get new info, we'll post it for you.
March 24, 2001
Updated BattleTech Section
We've vastly expanded our BattleTech section by incorporating material from the
Adrian Spoint Web site. Much of the general material (not specific to the
Adrian campaign) can be access directly now, and the sections with information
specifically about Adrian are now also part of the main site. The full
details can be found in our navigation bar to the left.
March 20, 2001
Revised Author Compensation Program
We've made a few changes to out Author Compensation Policy that make it more
general and universally applicable. It's still the best way to get paid
for writing about your favorite games. Take a look at our new
February 27, 2001
New Tournament Policies
We've developed a few new policies that relate to how we run tournaments.
First, we're implementing modified double-elimination instead of
single-elimination for all tournaments. Second, we're running a Rare
Selection Process to avoid rare-drafting. Read the full details here.
February 27, 2001
We're getting ready for some major upgrades and updates to our Web site.
Look for huge expansions to our BattleTech section, and all-new Dungeons and
Dragons section, an open bulletin board, and lots more. We're even planning on
working a chat room and email server into our site. If you have any
suggestions about changes or special services you'd like us to offer, email
us and we'll see what we can do.
February 17, 2001
Tournament Vote Results are in!
All the votes have been counted! We are back to normal tournaments
on Thursdays. Read the full results here.
Then, check our updated tournament