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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!

 

Biggest Weekend of the Year for Filsinger Games Fans is Nearly Here!

For longtime Filsinger Games and Champions of the Galaxy fans the best weekend of the year is nearly here.  It’s GalactiCon weekend this Friday to Sunday July 7-9.  With that comes the release of the latest Champions of the Galaxy game edition, Regime Change 2133, and the exclusive release of the King Kong Bundy Legends of Wrestling color card!

It all kicks off Friday July 7th at 5 PM at Chautauqua Comics (214 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown) for the kickoff tournament.  The party then moves to Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge (10 E 4th St, Jamestown)  at 6 PM for the exclusive release of the 2133 game edition.  COTG fans will be enjoying beverages, reading the latest stories and chatting up with fellow promoters.

Saturday is when all the big-time action starts with the GalactiCon convention kicking off at 11 AM at Jamestown Community College (525 Falconer Street, Jamestown).  Fans will get a free copy of the King Kong Bundy color card with their entrance fee.  Joining us at the convention are “Black Sheep” Bennett Cole, announcer Ken Kingsley from Southern Tier Wrestling, and the ring announcer from Wrestle Circus Louden Noxious!

We will start with a large block of tournaments, including the annual Canada Cup!  Then 1:30 to 2:30 are the tradition Trivia Contest and Charity Auction.  After a lunch break, Tom Filsinger will have his Q&A to answer anything COTG and Filsinger Games related from 3-4 PM.  Then we get back to tournaments until 7 PM when a new GalactiCon Cup Champion is crowned.

Sunday morning we will have a final goodbye for all still in town with breakfast at 10 AM at Friendly’s (10 S Main St, Jamestown).  For all the details check out the GalactiCon Website HERE.

Can’t join us in Jamestown?  Be on the lookout on this site Friday evening for the PDF download of the 2133 handbook.  And be sure to pre-order your copy of Regime Change 2133 and the King Kong Bundy Color Card.  New items begin shipping next week!

Summer Release Presale Now Available!

We are proud to announce that the spectacular summer releases from Filsinger Games are now available to preorder!

First up is the highly anticipated newest chapter in the Champion of the Galaxy universe, Regime Change 2133! In 2132 Sly Drury made a shocking return to the GWF.  What changes are in store for Sly and his team?  What new challenges are set to face the man who Runs This Fed?  Lots of mysteries will continue until the reveal at GalactiCon weekend in Jamestown on July 7th.  Unable to join us in Jamestown?  Don’t worry, a PDF of the 2133 handbook will be made available to purchase on July 7 to those that can’t be there.  Stay tuned to the site for details.

Also, in a tribute to the original Legends of Wrestling card release in 2001, we are releasing a Limited Edition King Kong Bundy color card!  This updated card will be the perfect addition to your color Legends of Wrestling fed.  Those that are attending GalactiCon will receive this card for free!

Games begin shipping on Monday July 10th!  Preorder Regime Change 2133 HERE and the King Kong Bundy LE Card HERE.

GalactiCon Returns to Jamestown on July 8!

A Filsinger Games tradition started in 1990 with its annual summer convention GalactiCon. Now after 2 years away from its traditional home after stops in Cleveland and Philadelpha, GalactiCon returns to Jamestown! The convention will be held on Saturday July 8 at Jamestown Community College (525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY) from 11AM to 7PM, with activities throughout the weekend. Here is the rundown:

Friday

5:00 PM – Chautauqua Comics: 214 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown.

The first chance to play against fellow promoters before the main convention begins. This tournament will feature wrestlers from Broc Atkinson’s New Dimensions Wrestling! Winner gets a special prize.

6:00 PM – Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge: 10 E 4th St, Jamestown

Grab some food and drinks with fellow promoters and Tom Filsinger himself. This is also your first chance to get a copy of the latest and greatest Champions of the Galaxy expansion: REGIME CHANGE 2133.

Saturday

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM – Jamestown Community College: 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown

The main event of the weekend! The convention will feature a number of game tournaments including the grand championship, the GalactiCon Cup! Also featured will be a Trivia Contest, charity auction and special Q&A with Tom Filsinger. Your convention fee will also cover lunch, snacks and drinks on Saturday afternoon. Wrestling guests Black Sheep Bennett Cole and announcer Ken Kingsley will be in attendance.

Sunday

10:00 AM – Friendly’s: 10 S Main St, Jamestown.

Grab a last meal with friends and maybe roll one last tournament too.

We hope all Filsinger Games fans old and new can join us for this great galactic family reunion!