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Colored Version of Classic Spike Card to be GalactiCon 2018 Giveaway!

Long-time Champions of the Galaxy fans will remember one of the early advertisements for the game that appeared in the pages of Pro Wrestling Illustrated.  The ad featured the face-painted, headbanging villain Spike, with the quote “Hey Mom, the Babysitter’s Here!”  The ad and the artwork got the attention of many soon-to-be COTG promoters.  Now 30 years later that artwork is updated and immortalized as part of a special edition color card!

The card will be an exclusive giveaway to attendees at GalactiCon in Pittsburgh on July 14th and 15th.  Can’t make it to the big weekend? You can still get a copy of the card if you are a COTG Prime 2018 subscriber before July 15th, and the card will come with the rest of the summer cards.

If you haven’t made your plans yet, check out all the details at the GalactiCon page HERE.

For those unable to travel, stay turned for more information on how you can still participate in all the fun wherever you are in the world!

10 Things to Get Excited For at GalactiCon 2018!

This year marks the 29th Annual Filsinger Games Summer convention.  It is July 13-15 and you don’t want to miss it!  The main convention will be 10-6 Saturday and 10-2 Sunday at the West Meeting Center, 1204 5th Street, West Elizabeth , PA 15088.

Here are 10 things to get you excited about attending this year.

  1. Our host city Pittsburgh! – A great wrestling town and home to the late great Bruno Sammartino.  There is lots to see and do to make it a full weekend of fun.  Ride the Duquesne Incline and see the best view of the city.  Grab a Primanti Brothers sandwich.  And its just a couple hour drive from the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
  2. The official GalactiCon Hotel – Many game fans will be staying at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Belle Vernon (189 Finley Rd, Belle Vernon, PA 15012), which has reasonable rates and is about 15 minutes from the convention site.  There are also other nearby hotels (Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn) and lots of restaurants in the area to choose from.  Make your travel plans now!
  3. Pittsburgh Pirates Game – Friday night kicks off in downtown Pittsburgh at beautiful PNC Park as we will watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Milwaulkee Brewers. Filsinger Games has a block of tickets in Pirates Cove which includes unlimited soda, popcorn, and peanuts throughout the game! Make sure to reserve your ticket by May 15th to be in our ticket block.  To reserve tickets by Paypal and Credit Card send $35 per ticket to by clicking HERE.
  4. Live Wrestling on Saturday and Sunday! – Nothing makes a weekend of wrestling gaming better than seeing some live wrestling!  On Saturday night we will see the best Indie wrestling in the Pittsburgh area, the International Wrestling Cartel!  Tickets for the event will be available at the GalactiCon convention and will include a special IWC game card.  Fans that want to stay around until Sunday night can go see the WWE’s Extreme Rules live at the PPG paints Arena in Pittsburgh (tickets will not be arranged by Filsinger Games.)
  5. Game Releases for all Filsinger Games Fans – Whether you are a Champions of the Galaxy, Legends of Wrestling or Indies game player there will be new game releases for you at GalactiCon.  For COTG fans its the big GWF Kingdom Come 2134 game edition.  Indies fans will see the release of a special game pack featuring some very popular indie wrestlers.  Legends fans will also have a special Limited Edition set of cards.
  6. Tournaments, Tournaments, Tournaments – It wouldn’t be GalactiCon without tournaments and we will have a bunch on Saturday and Sunday.  The as usual the winners of the 8 qualifying tournaments will do battle for the GalactiCon Cup on Sunday.  The 8 qualifiers will be:
    1. Canada Cup – The 28th Annual 4 Bracket Round Robin Sunday morning tradition featuring classic GWF wrestlers.
    2. GWF Kingdom Come 2134 – The first tournament to feature the newest game cards.
    3. Legends of Wrestling – Featuring wrestlers from the Color and B&W Legends games.
    4. Battle of Pittsburgh – Best of the Indies tournament.
    5. King of Hardcore – An all special matches tournament.
    6. Women – The best female wrestlers from Legends, Indies, GWF and GWFZ.
    7. WWE/NXT – Featuring cards of wrestlers that now appear on WWE programming.
    8. Mystery Tournament – Come to GalactiCon to find out!
  7. The Annual Trivia Battle Royal – Test your wrestling knowledge of Filsinger Games and pro wrestling.  This year there will be a twist for the final contestants left standing that will help decide the winner of a special prize.
  8. Charity Auction and Raffle – Once again we will be holding an auction to benefit a charity near and dear to the Filsinger Games community.  Original pieces of art and other one of a kind collectibles will be available.  Announcements of some of the major items will be made ahead of time, so that fans that can’t be in Pittsburgh can still participate.  One special prize will also be raffled off to one lucky game fan.
  9. Q&A’s with Tom and the Filsinger Games staff – Want to know all about Tom’s thought process going into creating 2134?  Want to know about how the Legends are chosen for the new color releases?  Want to know what game releases are coming up this fall for Indies and Legends and what more is coming for the Online game?  Tom and the Filsinger Games staff are ready to spill it all in special Q&A’s on Saturday and Sunday!
  10. Visit with other game fans! – Although there are lots of great activities going on, the thing that keeps Filsinger Games fans coming back to GalactiCon every year is the fellowship with other game fans.  So visit with old friends, or meet some for the first time that you have only conversed with online.  Its the one weekend of the year that your get to be with a great group that all share your same passion!

So what are you waiting for make your plans now and see you in the Steel City this July!

GalactiCon 2018 – Details on the 2018 Summer Convention!

The biggest weekend of the Filsinger Games year is GalactiCon weekend and all the details are here!  We will be coming to Pittsburgh for a full weekend of fun and gaming July 13-15.  All the details are on the Official GalactiCon webpage.

Friday night kicks off in downtown Pittsburgh at beautiful PNC Park as we will watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Milwaulkee Brewers.  Filsinger Games has a block of tickets in Pirates Cove which includes unlimited soda, popcorn, and peanuts throughout the game!  Make sure to reserve your ticket by May 15th to be in our ticket block.

Saturday night we will be heading to a great night of wrestling at International Wrestling Cartel, only minutes from the GalactiCon site in Elizabeth, PA.  Fans getting their tickets at GalactiCon will also receive a free special edition IWC playing card.

As for the convention itself, we will have two days of gaming on Saturday and Sunday at the West Meeting Center in West Elizabeth, PA.  The venue will have plenty of room to play tournaments and hold all the other GalactiCon fun, like the annual Trivia Contest and charity auction.  We will also hold Q&A’s with Tom and the Filsinger Games staff, and will look to broadcast some of that worldwide on Facebook.  All of that plus the exclusive release of GWF 2134 on Saturday morning!

Be sure to make your plans now!  Book your hotel and figure out your transportation.  This will be a weekend you will not want to miss!  Keep an eye on the Official GalactiCon webpage and social media for more information.

New Online Game System Scheduled to go Live on March 28!

Great news, Online fans!  We’ve made upgrades to our games that will make them safer and more secure than ever. There are even some improvements, so let’s get to it!

First, we have updated the game code to make it more secure and to migrate our systems to a new server. Larry Swank, the original architect of the system, has led the team working on this project.

There are also some cool upgrades, like improvements to the Card Editor and more options with the PBP Simulator, but the biggest changes are the ones that protect the system and make it more stable. The new Online version will serve as a base for Filsinger Games to make more upgrades in the future.

After months of work behind-the-scenes our last major step is to migrate the Online game system to the new server. This will necessitate a down period where the system is unavailable. This is expected to last no more than one day. We are currently planning to make this move on Tuesday, March 27 starting at approximately 9 AM EDT. We apologize for any inconvenience…but it’ll be worth it!

We promised we would improve our Online games and we’re doing it! We thank our great fans for their patience. Get those virtual dice ready because we’re better than ever!

Promoter Prime 2018 is Live!

Filsinger Games fans rejoice!  Promoter Prime has returned in 2018 and is bigger and better than ever!  The Filsinger Games subscription card service features cards from Legends of Wrestling, Indie Wrestling and Champions of the Galaxy.  Now game fans can choose which of the 3 product lines they want to subscribe to or can purchase all 3 products for even more savings!  Promoters can choose from printed tabletop cards, Filsinger Games Online cards or purchase a combo of both for even more savings!  See the bottom of this post for all the ordering options!

  

Cards will come out 3 at a time, 4 times per year.  The 1st Quarter cards in each line are:

Q1 2018 Legends Prime: Brian Christopher, Jerry Lynn, Boris Zhukov

Q1 2018 Indies Prime: Space Monkey (Alpha-1), Priscilla Kelly (EVOLVE), Nytehawk (CHIKARA)

Q1 2018 Champions of the Galaxy Prime (Eternal Champions): Psyclone, Tongsoon, Galactic Punisher

To see all the artwork, please visit the Promoter Prime 2018 Info Page.

To order any or all of the Promoter Prime 2018 products please click the appropriate product link below.

PROMOTER PRIME Bundle 2018 Combo (Tabletop and Online)
PROMOTER PRIME Bundle 2018 Online Version
PROMOTER PRIME Bundle 2018 Tabletop Version

LEGENDS PRIME 2018 Combo (Tabletop and Online)
LEGENDS PRIME 2018 Online Version
LEGENDS PRIME 2018 Tabletop Version

INDIES PRIME 2018 Combo (Tabletop and Online)
INDIES PRIME 2018 Online Version
INDIES PRIME 2018 Tabletop Version

COTG PRIME 2018 Combo (Tabletop and Online)
COTG PRIME 2018 Online Version
COTG PRIME 2018 Tabletop Version

Promoter Prime 2018 Coming Soon…With a Whole New Look

2018 will be the fifth year of Promoter Prime, and we aren’t resting on our past success with this popular card subscription service!  In fact, we’re expanding it and making it more flexible to accommodate our great fans.  We’re also increasing the number of cards offered!

We will now offer three different products under Promoter Prime:  LEGENDS PRIME, INDIES PRIME and COTG PRIME!  3 cards will be released for each product line each quarter- that is 12 cards a year for a total of 36 throughout the year to keep your feds running at a fever pitch!

LEGENDS PRIME will feature cards for our popular LEGENDS OF WRESTLING series that honors the history of this great business, while INDIES PRIME will honor the up-and-coming talent in the independent wrestling scene.  COTG PRIME will focus on Tom Filsinger’s COTG-verse.  It will include alternative versions of existing characters, plus new characters for your GWF, FTR and other federations.  Surprises are guaranteed!

One such surprise is the artwork above.  PSYCLONE was originally sketched by famous GWF artist Chuck Carter many moons ago with help from fans attending Galacticon. Unfortunately, Chuck got busy with real work, and his inspiring sketch became the character Payback, drawn by a different artist. But with the help of loyal Filsinger Games fans, the photo of Chuck’s sketch was found, and PSYCLONE finally gets his shot in the GWF on Kronos!  He will be part of COTG PRIME in Q1 2018.

All of our PROMOTER PRIME products will be available for our Filsinger Games Online system.  Since game fans demanded it, we will also have a printed card option for tabletop play.  No one will need to print out their own cards again!  Game fans will be able to subscribe to just one of the product lines or all 3 at a discount.  Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for specific pricing and for on-sale information.

2018 will be a big year for Filsinger Games fans and this new evolution of Promoter Prime is just the beginning!

GalactiCon 2018 Will Invade the Steel City on July 13-15!

Let’s ring in the new year with big news—GalactiCon 2018 is scheduled for July 13-15 in Pittsburgh!

Our incredible annual game convention will feature several exclusive game releases, including the latest Champions of the Galaxy expansion (2134, at yet unnamed) and more to be announced before the convention.

Pittsburgh will be a perfect host city with cool events that fans can attend as well as a convenient location for many of our fans to drive or fly.

On Friday night convention-goers are invited to attend the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game together as a group. Then on Saturday evening there will be a great IWC (International Wrestling Cartel) indie wrestling show.  As if that’s not enough the WWE will be running its Battleground PPV in Pittsburgh on Sunday!

Then there’s the fabulous convention itself: Game tournaments, auction, Q & A, plus more fun and surprises!

More announcements coming in the days ahead including specific locations for all the events. But you can start planning now—this is going to be one of the BIG ONES! Come join your partners in crime as we celebrate games, wrestling, and just plain fun!

 

 

Santa Wolf Returns to Beckon New Holiday Releases!

Wow, what a magical holiday season it is for our fans! So incredible in fact that Santa Wolf is making his triumphant return, this time with art courtesy of Wondrous Werner Mueck.

Every year our staff at Fed HQ plans ahead for our end-of-the-year releases and we always want it to be special. This year offers a major release in three of our most popular game lines.

First there’s the cornerstone of our company, Champions of the Galaxy. We are continuing our proud tradition of releasing fan-made characters with FTR: The Return.  You can’t beat wild characters like Mayham, King Tux, Moonlight, and in a continuing nod to our illustrious game history, Astarte (look him up!). I even got in on the party and created would-be conqueror Murtak the Merciless. It will be fun for all involved to add this enhancement talent to the GWF!

But there’s more! We continue to release new game expansions with our fantastic partner, Ring of Honor. Look for new playing cards for the likes of Jay White, Caprice Coleman, Kenny King, and more! Your ROH fed will be better than ever!

At this point I could say I’m saving the best for last, but our awesome COTG and ROH releases are too good for that, so I’ll simply say that I’m proud that we are bringing new life to our classic Legends game series with Legends Expansion Set 1! This continues our tradition of adding legendary wrestlers to this game line, this time with a focus on great tag teams. There’s the Rock N Roll Express, Sheepherders, Fantastics, and more! Your Legends fed will be alive with more thrilling action than ever!

The card art for all these sets spills off the cards courtesy again of Werner. Thanks as usual to our amazing staff of writers that works hard to make these cards as realistic and fun as ever.

After three decades plus Filsinger Games is still on the move and it’s all because of our amazing fans! Our goal is to give you game-playing thrills till the end of time. So far, so good.

Have a great dice-rolling, elbow-smashing holiday season! Until Santa Wolf crashes into Rudolph…

TOM

 

 

Holiday Explosion is Coming Next Month!

We’re on the move and this holiday will be one of our best ever! Ready to hear about our releases? Santa Wolf is preparing for a savage holiday! Here they are:

  1.  LEGENDS: Our first color Legends of Wrestling expansion set will feature 12 new playing cards and not only remakes of superstars that have previous black and white cards but some NEW SIGNINGS also! Keep watching this web site in the days ahead for sneak previews!
  2. RING OF HONOR: Our popular Ring of Honor series continues with an 8-card release featuring stars from one of the most popular wrestling promotions in the world! Watch for sneak previews of new characters and updates of popular ROH stars.
  3. CHAMPIONS OF THE GALAXY: Our second FTR game set will feature 8 cards including 4 fan contest winners and an exclusive new game card from Tom! You’ll have some enjoyable undercard (read: jobber) talent to include in your GWF fed along with the Natives and Faller! All this as we await the amazing 2134 game expansion coming in July 2018.

Pre-orders for Holiday Explosion begin on November 24, so prepare for the wonderment to begin! Games will start mailing on December 12, so your game-playing future looks bright!

Watch for sneak previews in the days ahead and prepare your home for Santa Wolf’s arrival in December. You know how he hates not having warm milk and bones for a snack…

Filsinger Games T-shirts Available From Fully Gimmicked!

Filsinger Games is proud to announce that it is working with pro wrestling apparel company Fully Gimmicked to release a number of awesome T-shirts for Filsinger Games fans.  It’s been a while since Filsinger Games has regularly offered T-shirts, and now with its partnership with Fully Gimmicked fans have a variety of sizes, colors and styles to choose from to customize their unique Filsinger Games inspired shirt!

The initial design choices include the Filsinger Games logo and throwback tees featuring the original Champions of the Galaxy logo and the iconic original Wolf T-shirt (available in blue of course).  Be on the lookout for more designs in the future.  Be sure to join in the conversation on our message board to tell us what shirts you would like to see and help vote for the next shirt we release!

Go to fullygimmicked.com/filsinger-games to order your shirt now!