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All Spring Promoter Prime Cards Revealed!

Filsinger Games promoters— last week we announced the first 3 cards for the Spring Promoter Prime subscription.  Now it’s time to announce the final six names for Q2, which will begin mailing in the next two weeks!

For Legends Prime, in addition to George South, we continue the June tradition of releasing cards for famous wrestling patriarchs.  First up is a color version of Bob Armstrong!  Team him with son Brad, or have him feud with Jim Cornette’s stable and relive some classic match-ups.  Next up is Joe Blanchard, the father of Tully and the grandfather of Tessa, who both recently were introduced to the Filsinger Games universe.

For Indies Prime, in addition to Billy Roc we released an unorthodox tag team from the Midwest, the current AIW tag team champions, Swoggle and PB Smooth!  Many fans remember Swoggle from his time in the major leagues, but he is a big part of Absolute Intense Wrestling these days.  He recently began an odd but successful tag team with near 7-footer PB Smooth, and won the tag team titles in their debut.  Undoubtedly their next challenge will come against the winners of the 1st annual Chandler Biggins Memorial Tag team Tournament coming this weekend as part of JT Lightning Memorial weekend.

Finally for COTG Prime, we announced that this quarter we return to the far flung future in the year 3005 and will have a re-imagined Rhea.  Joining her is a revamped Sixth Law team with incredible color updates that will put them right near the top of your Kronos tag division!  The leader of the tag team is DESTRUCTON 4300 – the latest and greatest Destructon model. Because Destructon 4300 is a cyborg (like Colossus), he is 100% legal to compete in the GWF on Kronos.  Then there is Destructon 4300’s tag team partner – ULTRA CLARION! GWF fans remember the clunky, block-headed Beta model of Clarion. That model is long gone! Ultra Clarion is a big, tall cyborg capable a moving like a cruiserweight. But he’s got a mean streak too.  Hardcore GWF fans will remember Sixth Law and the Mercenaries fighting to a time limit draw on the Kronos fight card in the Classics 3000 handbook – now fans can settle this feud of the future once and for all!

If you haven’t subscribed yet to Promoter Prime…do it now so you don’t miss out on these incredible cards!  Cards are available for tabletop gaming, online play or get both together at a discount.  Subscribe to Legends, Indie, COTG or all 3!  Go here to order.

Spring Promoter Prime Cards Coming Soon!

Attention Filsinger Games promoters!  The second batch of cards from our quarterly subscription service Promoter Prime is coming out in the next few weeks.  Here are a few of the names that fans can expect to see:

George South is coming to Legends Prime in Q2!  The veteran of the south eastern territories is 1 of 3 Legends cards coming out soon.  South will be the perfect enhancement talent that you can use to get over the stars of the two recent Legends Expansion packs.  Who are the two other Legends that will come out this spring and what connections do they have to other Legends in the game?

Indiana Indie legend Billy Roc will come to the Indies prime game in Q2!  An accomplished wrestler and trainer of a number of midwest wrestlers (including the former Heidi Lovelace).  Billy Roc’s card is associated with the Dynamite Cup indie wrestling charity tournament on June 23rd in Lafayette, IN.  What two other Midwest wrestling stars will join Billy Roc this spring in Indies prime?

Hardcore GWF fans remember the wildest Classics set ever – Classics 3000. 24 years later, thanks to Promoter Prime, some of these incredible characters are brought back to life in full color for use in your Kronos fed!  The first playing card is RHEA THE GIANT! Rhea is the greatest and most powerful female wrestler from the future in the GWF. In the year 3005, she has defeated all female opponents, leaving her only the male wrestlers left to challenge. Rhea arrives on Kronos with her goal to dominate the women’s division. In the rare cases she does gets in the ring with a male wrestler, refer to the bold stats on her playing card. Rhea is ready to take on all comers!  But who are the other two wrestlers from the far flung future to join her?

If you haven’t subscribed yet to Promoter Prime, what are you waiting for?  Cards are available for tabletop gaming, Online play or get both together at a discount.  Subscribe to Legends, Indie, COTG or all 3!  Go here to order.

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!

RINGKAMPF Debuts in the EVOLVE Game!

The last names in the EVOLVE 5 8-pack are among the most feared tag teams on the independent scene today, both in North America and in Europe!

RINGKAMPF is a group formed in Germany and headed by the Austrian bruiser WALTER.  WALTER is a multi-time singles champion in his own right and has challenged WWN Live Champion Keith Lee and Matt Riddle in thrilling contests in previous EVOLVE cards.  Former EVOLVE champion Timothy Thatcher, after dropping the title to Zack Sabre Jr., went to Germany and joined the RINGKAMPF stable.  His sadistic torturing submission moves are the perfect complement to WALTER’s punishing power moves.  Now the duo has their sights set on dominating tag divisions throughout the world and at the WWN Live Super Show in New Orleans where they intend to capture the EVOLVE tag team titles!

WALTER and Timothy Thatcher will join Matt Riddle, DJZ, Austin Theory, Dominic Garrini, Anthony Henry, and James Drake in EVOLVE 5.  The game will be released at the WWN Live Experience in New Orleans on April 8-10 and will mail out to Filsinger Games fans worldwide soon thereafter. Preorder for this set and the newest Legends expansion is available now by visiting HERE.

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.

The Workhorsemen Will Bolster EVOLVE Tag Team Division!

The EVOLVE tag team division was shaken up in the summer of 2017, when the duo of Anthony Henry and James Drake came together and shocked the EVOLVE tag team champions Catch Point and won the title in their first match tagging together.  Henry and Drake each made their names in the southeastern US independent scene primarily in singles matches.  However, since their big EVOLVE tag team title win in their home region of North Carolina, this duo has started competing regularly both in EVOLVE and in other promotions and is continuing to improve their work as a team.

The Workhorsemen, as they dubbed themselves, went on to have a few successful tag title defenses in the summer of 2017 before losing the titles to another unlikely duo of Ethan Page and ACH.  They earned another shot at the title in December against Catch Point, who reclaimed the titles, but that match ended in a no-contest.  Will they look to challenge for the title again, or focus more on singles competition and look to achieve the success in EVOLVE that both have had in singles competition outside the promotion?  It will be up to you to decide what paths Henry and Drake take in your promotion!

Anthony Henry and James Drake will join Matt Riddle, DJZ, Austin Theory, Dominic Garrini, and 2 other wrestlers in EVOLVE 5.  The game will be released at the WWN Live Experience in New Orleans in April and will mail out to Filsinger Games fans worldwide soon thereafter. Preorder for this set begins Monday April 2nd!

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

Its time to get the party started…DJZ is coming to the EVOLVE game!

The EVOLVE game is ready to have the volume turned up loud with wrestling’s preeminent DJ set to join the roster, DJZ!  This Filipino born wrestler has been wrestling for a number of years under s few different names and for a number of high profile companies.  But recently he joined the EVOLVE roster and has already made a splash.  Decked out in his new space-age entrance outfit, he is sure to catch the eye of EVOLEV fans on his way to the ring.  But its his high-flying abilities in the ring that will truly make him memorable to fans.  Although his record thus far in EVOLVE has not been stellar, given his experience and charisma, DJZ is bound to start winning matches along with the accolades of fans.

DJZ will join Matt Riddle, Austin Theory, Dominic Garrini, and 4 other wrestlers in EVOLVE 5.  The game will be released at the WWN Live Experience in New Orleans in April and will mail out to Filsinger Games fans worldwide soon thereafter. Get indie promotion ready to EVOLVE!

The King of Bros Joins the EVOLVE 5 Roster!

There is no denying that the EVOLVE wrestler who has grown the most over the past 2 years has been Matt Riddle.  So it is only fitting that the King of Bros himself gets an updated playing card in the newest EVOLVE expansion set.

Riddle has continued to grow his wrestling repertoire, including adding his patented Bro-mission, and his wrestling accolades.  After joining the Catch Point stable, he won the 2016 Style Battle tournament.  He continued his winning ways, but continued to come up short in his attempts to win the EVOLVE title.  However he did win the tournament to crown the inaugural WWN Live Championship in Orlando in 2017.  He held the title for over 6 months and is sure to taste gold in an EVOLVE ring again soon enough.

Matt Riddle will join Austin Theory, Dominic Garrini, and 5 other wrestlers in EVOLVE 5.  The game will be released at the WWN Live Experience in New Orleans in April and will mail out to Filsinger Games fans worldwide soon thereafter. Get indie promotion ready to EVOLVE!

FIP Champion Austin Theory Joins the EVOLVE Roster!

The past year has been an impressive one for the strong, agile newcomer from Georgia.  Theory started within the WWN Live family making a splash in Full Impact Pro before making his EVOLVE debut in February 2017 in a winning effort over Darby Allin.  He struggled a bit in the springtime, before partnering up with the cunning Priscilla Kelly and going on an impressive winning streak, culminating at EVOLVE 97 where he beat Fred Yehi for the FIP World Heavyweight Title.  This past weekend, one year after his EVOLVE debut, he challenged EVOLVE champion Zack Sabre Jr.  Although he was unsuccessful in winning the EVOLVE title, he still reigns as FIP champion and will surely once again get a title shot at the EVOLVE champion.

Austin Theory will join Dominic Garrini and 6 other wrestlers in EVOLVE 5.  The game will be released at the WWN Live Experience in New Orleans in April and will mail out to Filsinger Games fans worldwide soon thereafter so get your EVOLVE promotion ready!