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.

Conan 2

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

Mar 152017
 

Comics list for March 15th:

ALL STAR BATMAN #8
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25
AQUAMAN #19
ARCHIE #18
BATMAN #19
BATWOMAN #1
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #20
CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #6
DAREDEVIL #18
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #24
DEADPOOL THE DUCK #5 (OF 5)
EAST OF WEST #32
ETHER #5
FOREVER WAR #2 (OF 6)
GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #6
GREEN ARROW #19
GREEN LANTERNS #19
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #18
HARLEY QUINN #16
HE MAN THUNDERCATS #6 (OF 6)
HEAD LOPPER #5
I HATE FAIRYLAND #11
INVINCIBLE #134
ISLAND #15
JUSTICE LEAGUE #17
KILL OR BE KILLED #7
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #9
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #13
MIGHTY THOR #17
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #5 (OF 5)
MS MARVEL #16
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #1
NIGHTWING #17
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #16
PUNISHER #10
RED SONJA #3
SEX CRIMINALS #17
SPAWN #271
SPIDER-MAN #14
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #12
SUPER SONS #2
SUPERMAN #19
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #17
TRINITY #7
UNCANNY AVENGERS #21
UNCANNY X-MEN #19
US AVENGERS #4
VENOM #5
WILD STORM #2

Feb 282017
 

Modern Masters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODERN MASTERS 2017

Magic:The Gathering fans rejoice, Modern Masters 2017 is almost here! PACKED with value, MM2017 brings us back to some of the most incredible sets from MTG history and has already spoiled that it’s reprinting many high value cards. Each pack contains 15 random cards, with a guaranteed FOIL in every pack.

As most know, these premium sets are INCREDIBLY limited, so come into the shop soon to preorder your box and get 10% off! Hurry though, because the set drops on March 17th!

Feb 072017
 

NEW COMICS! (IN STORE 2/8)

ACTION COMICS #973
ALL NEW FATHOM #1
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #17
ALL STAR BATMAN #7
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #4
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #7
BIRTHRIGHT #22
BLACK SCIENCE #28
BLACK WIDOW #11
CIVIL WAR II OATH #1
DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE SAILOR #5 (OF 5)
DEADMAN DARK MANSION OF FORBIDDEN LOVE #3 (OF 3)
DEADPOOL THE DUCK #3 (OF 5)
DEATH BE DAMNED #1
DEATHSTROKE #12
DETECTIVE COMICS #950
DIVINITY III SHADOWMAN #1
DOCTOR STRANGE PUNISHER MAGIC BULLETS #3 (OF 4)
DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME #5
EAST OF WEST #31
EMPOWERED SOLDIER OF LOVE #1
FLASH #16
GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER #6
GREEN VALLEY #5 (OF 9)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #17
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14
HULK #2
IVX #4 (OF 6)
JAMES BOND FELIX LEITER #2 (OF 6)
JESSICA JONES #5
JOHN CARTER THE END #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VIXEN REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS #2 (OF 6)
KINGPIN #1
LOST BOYS #5 (OF 6)
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #4 (OF 6)
MOONSHINE #5 CVR A RISSO
MS MARVEL #15
NEW SUPER MAN #8
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #13
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #7
RED SONJA #2 CVR B CAMPBELL
SAVAGE DRAGON #220
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #10
SOUTHERN CROSS #11
SPAWN #270 CVR A SHANYAR
SPONGEBOB COMICS #65
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #4
SUICIDE SQUAD #11
SUPERGIRL #6
SUPERWOMAN #7
TITANS #8
TORCHWOOD 2 #1
TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #16
TRANSFORMERS TILL ALL ARE ONE #7
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #17
UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU
UNWORTHY THOR #4 (OF 5)
WICKED & DIVINE #26
WONDER WOMAN #16
WORLD OF TANKS #5

TPB & HC:

HUGO BROYLER GN VOL 01 (RES)
INVISIBLES TP BOOK 01 (MR)
JLA GODS AND MONSTERS TP
STAR WARS DARTH VADER HC VOL 02
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP EMPIRE VOL 03

Dec 302016
 

NEW COMICS! (IN STORE 1/4)

ADVENTURE TIME #60
AQUAMAN #14
AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #14
AVENGERS #3
BATMAN #14
BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA ESCAPE NEW YORK #4
BLACK SCIENCE #27
CANNIBAL #4
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #17
CHAMPIONS #4
CYBORG #8
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #21
DEADPOOL THE DUCK #1 (OF 5) NOW
DEADPOOL TOO SOON #4 (OF 4)
DEATH OF HAWKMAN #4 (OF 6)
FAITH (ONGOING) #7
GIANT DAYS #22
GREEN ARROW #14
GREEN LANTERNS #14
HARLEY QUINN #11
HAWKEYE #2
INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO #3
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #22
JUSTICE LEAGUE #12
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE ATOM REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE SUICIDE SQUAD #3 (OF 6)
MOON KNIGHT #10 NOW
NAILBITER #28
NIGHTWING #12
NOVA #2
OLD MAN LOGAN #16
OPTIMUS PRIME #2
RISE OF THE BLACK FLAME #5 (OF 5)
SAGA #41 NEW PTG
SCARLET WITCH #14
SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #4
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #19
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #4
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #8
SUPERMAN #14
UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1 NOW
UNWORTHY THOR #3 (OF 5)
US AVENGERS #1 NOW
WALKING DEAD #162
NOV160604D WICKED & DIVINE #25
X-FILES (2016) #9

TPB & HC:

BACK TO THE FUTURE CITIZEN BROWN TP
GREEN ARROW TP VOL 01 LIFE & DEATH OF OLIVER QUEEN
LIFE & ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS HC
STAR WARS HAN SOLO TP
SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 SON OF SUPERMAN (REBIRTH)