Construction has started on Knight Watch Games! With over 3100 sq ft, we have big plans for each area. The main area will be called the Great Hall. It will consist of three tables, two of them parallel and the third perpendicular. The two parallel tables will be about 24′ long and have comfortable benches that can seat as many as 8 players on a side. That’s 40 players with lots of room to play.
The floors will be dark wood and the wall will have a rock base that transitions into a tutor beams. Hanging on the walls will be weapons, tapestries, and suits of armor. Wrought iron chandeliers will hang from the ceiling and light the playing area.
|The Lords of the realm discuss the arrangement of the court.|
Music will be playing over a comprehensive sound system. During the quiet hours, music like Enya, Lorenna McKennitt, Lisa Gerrard and Dead Can Dance. At more active times, engaging music like Omna, Fever Ray and Nox Arcana . Soft incense will be burning to fully transport customers to the medieval realm of Knight Watch Games.
|Building the two exclusive private gaming rooms. (12′ x 15 and 12′ x 14′)|
In addition to the “Grand Hall”, we will have two private gaming rooms that can seat 8 players each comfortably. One of the rooms will be decorated in high renaissance style, while the other will have a more rustic tavern feel. Both rooms will be equipped with multi-media support (video projector, 5.1 surround light and sound, WiFi) adjustable lighting, a large rug, dedicated AC, and a multitude of props to immerse the players.
The rooms will be isolated from the rest of the store so that noise can’t enter or escape the playing rooms. The concept of the rooms will be similar to what Brenda and I had done with our apartment in Germany.
Towards the back of the store will be our “Death Star room”. This is the area dedicated to Sci-Fi and war gaming with tables that can host Warhammer, War Machine, Dust, Bolt Action, X-Wing Miniatures, Star Wars Armada, Imperial Assault and many other table top war games.
The walls will have the well-known Death Star pattern. The floor will be glossy black. The tables will be 4’x8′ and tall enough for comfortable war gaming. Stools are available for those marathon games. Cool robotic lamps will hang down from the ceiling, allowing for spot illumination. Gaming terrain will be available to rent to players. This terrain will be the high-quality game pieces typical of Knight Watch Games.
|The archway into the Death Star is installed!|
To make all this terrain, we have included a workshop, complete with sinks, hood vents, plenty of counter space, recessed lighting and a window that will allow people to see the terrain being made. Knight Watch Games is currently hiring an apprentice terrain maker. If you know of anyone who has a steady hand, an eye for detail and a creative streak, let them know we have a job for them!
The store will also have a boutique area that sells all manner of high-quality costumes, aimed at LARPers, Rennasisance Faires goers, and Cosplayers. Cloaks, tunics, shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, gloves, armor and weapons will be available. We have a exclusive merchant agreement with European artisans to provide the coolest articles of clothing you would need.
We’re excited to bring our dream to the San Antonio community. If you want to get involved in this adventure, please feel free to contact us and let us know. Slowly, and surely, people are realizing that Knight Watch Games is not only going to be a reality, it’s going to change the standards for gamers. Adventure awaits.
Stay tuned for another article that describes all the services we will offer!