What are you playing for?

Today let's talk about what you're playing for. I'm taking about prizes and prestige!

Trophy example. SCGG Trophy is in the works.
First off let us remind you that this event will hopefully be a annual thing. As such we want you to know that being in the top spots of the tournaments will immortalize your name in the history books. Year One is where everything changed and the world of tabletop gaming in Utah was shaken to the core. 
Will you take up the challenge? Will you be #1 for 2014?

Not only will you go home knowing that you helped support a great event but for some of you lucky gladiators there will also be a trophy to put on your mantle. For the 40K and four main Warmachine/Hordes tournaments we will have trophies for the top 3 players. Also for Salty Dwarf folks we will also have trophies for you paint brush gladiators. I should also mention that along with trophies we will also have a cash prize too. 

But wait there's more!
As we promote this event at FLGS we are going to ask for sponsor items for random prizes to everyone who plays at this event. We want this to be a great experience for everyone who attends. More details to come. If you know anyone who'd like to sponsor prizes please let us know scgladiatorgames@gmail.com.

Tickets are on sale!

Tickets for the Salt City Gladiator Games are up and available on our store.
Click here to access the store.

You'll need to purchase a pass to get the link for registration. The registration link will be emailed out July 31st for regular weekend pass and July 28th for VIP passes. Remember that VIP are limited quantity so get one for yourself before they are gone.

Any questions leave them in the comment below or email us at scgladiatorgames@gmail.com


Magic The Gathering Tournament Info

Magic The Gathering Tournament Info 
(Updated 10/12/14)

For the Magic portion of the Gladiator Games we've partnered up with Gamer's Asylum who will be running the tournaments and events.

*Note Magic: The Gathering Pass$5
This pass is good for either Friday or Saturday and for those ONLY looking to participate in the Magic Events. This pass will not get you into the 40k or WM/H tournaments. Other events hosted by Gamer's Asylum will have an added cost.

Tickets can be purchased here

Schedule of Events
Open Play

Open Play

Gamer's Asylum Sponsored Events 

Friday Night Magic Standard Constructed
Start Time:  6 PM
Price:  FREE!
Prizes:  A fat pack of Khans of Tarkir and Promo Cards from Magic.
Saturday Legacy
Start Time:  4 PM
Price:  $10
Prizes:  TBD

All day Friday and all day Saturday Gamer's Asylum will be taking sign ups for 8 man Khans of Tarkir draft for $15 and will start every time they get 8 people.   Also Gamer's Asylum will run $12 Constructed tournaments (any format they can get 8 people for) with the winner getting a Box of Khans of Tarkir!

Warhammer 40K Event Details


Warhammer 40k 7th Edition 
30 Players (15 Tables)
This year we will be using the Bay Area Open (1850 points) format as part of the Independent Tournament Circuit. The 40K tournament FAQ can be found here http://www.frontlinegaming.org/community/40k-faq/

Day 1 = Random
Day 2 = Seeded by score

Must use the same list for both Friday and Saturday.
Saturday Schedule of 40k Events:
  • 10:00am  Doors Open, 40k Registration Begins
  • 10:30am  40k Registration Closes, Set-up Game 1
  • 10:45am  Game 1 Begins
  • 12:45pm  Game 1 Ends, Lunch Begins
  • 1:30pm    Lunch Ends, Game 2 Set-Up
  • 1:45pm    Game 2 Begins
  • 3:45pm    Game 2 Ends, Game 3 Set-Up Begins
  • 4:00pm    Game 3 Begins
  • 6:00pm    Game 3 Ends
Any Questions send them to scgladiatorgames@gmail.com


Salty Dwarf Painting Competition Update

SCGG Geek Garage Salty Dwarf Painting Contest

The Geek Garage will be hosting the painting competition for SCGG.

We’d like to invite you all to come and participate in the second Salty Dwarf Painting Competition of which will hopefully be an annual event for the Gladiator Games.

Fall 2014 Salty Dwarf Painting Competition!

October 25th at the Salt City Gladiator Games in Farmington, UT.

Salty Dwarf

Here are the details:
$10 Registration fee per entry ($5 if pre-registering*)

Two Categories:
Single Figure
Large Figure/Dio

Note: This competition is open to all miniature model companies and ranges.

After some great questions brought up from the community we have decided to get a bit more specific with categorization and judging criteria.

Judging Criteria: Technical ability/execution. Artistic quality.
Top three entries in each category will be awarded a Salty Dwarf Trophy. (Gold, Silver, and Bronze)

Single figure:
Defined: Smaller figure or animal-mounted figure, such as a knight on a horse, which fall within the size restriction. This includes base, mount, and appendages. A competition judge will rule on any bits, such as a pole, extending beyond the size restriction, at time of entry.

Size Restriction: 3x3x3 inches, excluding base.

Large Figure/Diorama:
This category can include any of the following entries defined below:

• Large Vehicle
Defined as: All vehicles and machines with crew. This includes all tanks, ships, siege engines, all weaponry that contains or is run by one or more crew figures. Multiple freestanding figures (as in crew) must include unifying base, board, or movement tray.

• Large Figure
Defined as: Single Figures that are larger than Single Figure restrictions. Large monsters, dragons, statues, busts, large scale miniatures, etc.

• Diorama
Defined: Emphasis is on the display as a focused scene telling a story with figures. This may include battle scenes or other diorama displays. Must be on a unified base, figures do not need to be permanently attached to the base, but judges will take into account the technical aspect of the figures as presented with the base.

Judging Criteria Defined:

Technical Ability/Execution- The technical proficiency used in the painting and modeling of the entry. Obvious technical faults are mold lines, sloppy joins, rough primer, and/or sloppy paint.

Artistic Quality- The artistic effects of the piece, including color choices, added detail work, pose, basing, cohesiveness, and the overall effectiveness of the artistic choices made.

Updated Rules... these rules are basically identical to the GenCon general painting competition rules and definitions. Thanks to Amy Stegmann, GenConMinipainting.com and the MHE crew for the rules and category definitions.

Competition Rules:
-Entrant must have painted the fig themselves. No commissions.
-Entries must be received by 12 noon of October 25th.
-The fig will be on display throughout the day. DO NOT enter a fig if you plan to use it in the tourney as well.
-Entrant must be present to collect the prize at the end of the Salty Dwarf event. Winners will be announced between 5pm and 7pm Saturday.
-You do not have to play in the tournaments to enter the painting competition.
-By entering the contest, you give the Geek Garage rights and consent to post/publish pictures of the figures and Artists where we deem necessary.

*Pre-Registration details: Send Pay Pal payment to thegeekgarage@gmail.com leaving a note with a name and category along with payment.
Any questions feel free to contact us at thegeekgarage@gmail.com 
Now grab those brushes and start slinging some paint!!

-Geek Garage

Open Play Area Request Information

Good Morning Gladiators!
Only a few more days until tickets go on sale for the Gladiator Games. We are working hard to get all the gears and cogs in motion for this to be a successful event. During our floor planning meeting we discovered that we will have some extra space available that we will use for open play events.

If you would like to host an event or demo in the play area please email us at scgladiatorgames@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name of the event
  • Tournament or demo
  • Number of players expected to attend*
  • Size length of table space required

*Please note that any attendees for open play area will be required to purchase a weekend pass. This will help go towards the table rental and table tops. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Warmachine/Hordes Events Schedule for Gladiator Games

Warmachine/Hordes schedule


Masters qualifier

Registration begins 10:00 AM

First round begins 11:00 AM

Lunch break after first round

64 seats available

After four rounds the event will end, and the top 16 players will qualify for the masters final on Saturday.

Young Bloods

Registration begins 10:00 AM

First round begins 11:00 AM

Lunch break after first round

35 point event, up to two lists allowed

32 seats available

The event will be played with timed turns with casual time limits.

This event is designed for newer players, but any player wanting a more casual environment are welcome to participate.


Masters finals

Registration begins 10:00 AM

First round begins 11:00 AM

Lunch break after first round

16 seats filled from the masters qualifier

Who’s the Boss?!

Registration begins 10:00 AM

First round begins 11:00 AM

Lunch break after first round

Bring a 35 point list with 6 beast/jack points, but NO WARCASTER. Every round you’ll be given the option of two casters from outside of your faction to lead your forces. All warcaster/warlock rules will change to reflect which side of the game you’re playing. Warcaster models will be provided for you. One of the funnest formats in Warmachine!

28 seats available


Registration begins 10:00 AM

First round begins 11:00 AM

Lunch break after first round

50 point single list event

There will be NO painting requirement for this event. Master Craftsman will still be awarded to the player with the best fully painted list.

28 seats available

Ticket information

As we get closer to the day tickets go on sale we've had a few inquiries as to the details of the event. Here are the prices for the event (subject to change at any time).

Limited to 10
VIPs will get early access to events registration and a guaranteed slot for whichever tournament they are interested in. At the event VIPs will have special access to drinks and snacks in the registration area and get a swag bag (details coming soon).
On Friday VIPs will join the Salt City Gladiators crew as we go out to dinner and discuss all the events of the day. *We will pay for the meal but alcoholic drinks will be on your tab.

Weekend Pass:
$40 Pre-Registration
$50 Day of event
This pass will get you in the event both Friday and Saturday and access to events registration. You will need a weekend pass to play in any of the tournaments at the event.

Magic: The Gathering Pass:
This pass is good for both Friday and Saturday and for those ONLY looking to participate in the Magic Tournament. This pass will not get you into the 40k or WM/H tournaments.

Salty Dwarf Painting Competition
See event's page for details.
We are glad to help host the 2nd Salty Dwarf Painting Competition.

Any questions feel free to contact us at scgladiatorgames@gmail.com

17 Days until tickets go on sale!

Have you looked at our events page lately? We've been working to add all the information you need to know so you can practice for the main event. That said, tickets will go on sale on July 25th. We are working on the registration system as we speak.

What can you do to help? Share our Facebook page with your friends, take the flyer to your local store, and get those dice warmed up.

Gladiators! Fight for honor!