May 242017
 

Comics list for May 24th:

ACTION COMICS #980
ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #2
ANGEL SEASON 11 #5
BATGIRL #11
BATMAN BEYOND #8
BEAUTY #15
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #2
BLACK HAMMER #9
BLACK PANTHER #14
BLUE BEETLE #9
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #17
CONAN THE SLAYER #9
DEADLY CLASS #28
DEATHSTROKE #19 (LAZARUS)
DEPT H #14
DETECTIVE COMICS #957
DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME #8
DYING AND THE DEAD #4 (RES)
EAST OF WEST #33
ELEKTRA #4
FLASH #21 (THE BUTTON)
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21
HELLBLAZER #10
HIGHLANDER AMERICAN DREAM #4 (OF 5)
I AM GROOT #1
INFAMOUS IRON MAN #8
INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO #12
JAMES BOND FELIX LEITER #5 (OF 6)
JEAN GREY #2
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #5 (OF 12)
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 SE
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #19
MOSAIC #8
MOTHER PANIC #7
MS MARVEL #18
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #54
OLD GUARD #4
OLD MAN LOGAN #23
OPTIMUS PRIME #7
PATHFINDER RUNESCARS #1
RAPTURE #1
RAT QUEENS #3
REDNECK #2
SECRET WARRIORS #2
SEVEN TO ETERNITY #6
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #8
SUICIDE SQUAD #18
SUN BAKERY #3
TMNT UNIVERSE #10
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #19
VENOM #150
WARHAMMER 40000 REVELATIONS #3 (OF 4)
WONDER WOMAN #23
X-MEN BLUE #4

May 032017
 

Tomorrow MAY be a nerd holiday, but EVERYONE is invited to partake in the deals we will have. Tomorrow ONLY, almost everything STAR WARS related in the store will be Buy-1,Get-1 Half-off!*

Miniatures, comic trades, card games — you name it! Come in and celebrate our favorite holiday while also celebrating our favorite science-fiction series!

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(*discount applies to the lower-priced item, current single-issue comics are excluded*)

Apr 292017
 

Have you ever wanted to get into miniature wargaming but were too daunted by how in-depth the hobby looks? Have no fear, Fantasy Flight Games is here! From the publisher who brought you the X-wing miniatures game and Imperial Assault, comes a new fantasy-based game based on the realm of Terrinoth. In Runewars: The Miniatures Game, two players will play head-to-head in giant battles involving various factions. In this game, you and your opponent will gather armies of miniatures and lead them into fierce battle against one-another!

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By the way, it wouldn’t be a miniature game without miniatures, and this game has a SLEW of them! Forty-eight easily assembled, wonderfully sculpted, unpainted figures, that can be organized in trays to better customize your army and lead it into battle! Can’t say more, because I have some painting to do…

Apr 212017
 

Guess what folks?! Magic: the Gathering Prerelease is this weekend and we have our usual spread of events. If 1vs1 magic is your flavor, then we have you covered at Midnight Tonight, then again on Saturday at 7:00PM.

Prefer partnering up? Think two-minds are better than one? 20 health not enough for you? Well then come on up for our Two-Headed Giant events. The first one will be at noon on Saturday and the second one will be at 1:00PM on Sunday.

Each prerelease event this weekend is $25 a head and includes 6 packs of Amonkhet, a special date-stamped promo, one Amonkhet themed spindown life counter, and a convenient holding box for the tournament. We can’t wait to see you for the Trial of Knowledge!! (Prerelease)

One week left on pre-ordering Magic: the Gathering’s newest set, Amonkhet at our special preorder price!! Amonkhet is a top-down-designed MTG set, meaning that Wizards designed the set with the flavor of Ancient Egypt in mind and built mechanics from the ground up pertaining to that lore. Amonkhet contains 269 different cards, with 20 basic lands, 101 commons, 80 uncommons, 53 rares, and 15 mythic rares.

Keeping up with recent tradition, Wizards has also snuck special premium cards into random packs. Inside these random packs of Amonkhet are incredibly rare and unique Masterpiece Series cards called Invocations, which are all premium foil reprints of special, powerful cards of the past. Amonkhet’s invocations all contain new art and a special card frame inspired by ancient Egyptian steles.

Mar 282017
 

That time of the week, where I mention a game that isn’t exactly new or shiny, but is FUN and should be OWNED and PLAYED! This week: Conan, the Miniatures Game-

Conan

 

 

Conan:
Players:2-5
Time: ~1 Hour (scenario dependent)
Genre: Dungeon Crawl semi-cooperative Miniature Game

 

 

 

 

Conan is a scenario-based, semi-cooperative miniatures game, where one player plays the board, and all other players team up to play as Conan and his companions. This game went through years of game design, and it’s publishers even hired a Conan expert to make sure the theme and scenarios are in line with author Robert E. Howard’s novels and short stories. That aside, this game can and will be enjoyed by players who know nothing of Conan or his mythos.

For a miniatures game, this game is short, fast, and wonderfully designed. Rather than being campaign based like many other miniatures board games (see Descent and Imperial Assault), Conan is split up into scenarios where players choose their characters and play against the Game Master in standalone scenarios with a limited number of turns. Each scenario has different objectives and themes for gameplay diversity, and players may choose different characters depending on what they think is needed in each scenario.

each of their turns characters choose different stances based on what they are trying to accomplish.

Gameplay itself in Conan is incredibly simple, but also streamlined and intuitive. When players want to use an action such as moving or fighting, they simply place one of their “stamina” gems into that portion of their player board, and roll dice equal to the amount of gems used. Gems refresh each turn based on what stance a character chooses, so it’s possible that characters may use all their gems in one epic round and stagger around exhausted while they try and refresh themselves, or play more reserved and pace their actions strategically.

Normally my complaint in a dungeon crawl game revolves around me getting stuck managing the game after no one else volunteers for the job, but this game is different. The job of Game master in this game is incredibly fun and interesting, and this is due in large part to the game system the designers came up for you to run it. The Game Master uses eight slidable titles with groups of monsters associated with each tile and one “respawn” tile. The further down the row the tiles are, the higher their cost in gems. On a GM’s turn, they may activate any two of their tiles, and once activated, the tile slides to the end, costing more the next time it would be activated, but making everything else cost less.

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That’s it for Conan. It’s a huge box, Conan is a little busted (as he should be thematically), and although I’ve played the starting scenario over ten times now, I’m STILL not bored with it! (Did I mention it has 74 Miniatures….) #GiveItATry