Jun 082011
 

So, here we are on Friday, with our normal…wait, what’s that?  It’s Wednesday?  Huh.

Well, uh, welcome to our Wednesday New Game Stuff post!

The first couple of items we’re going to start out with, it should be noted, won’t actually be available for purchase until Friday.  So, don’t get too jumpy, just yet.

First up, is all the new D&D items that are hitting this Friday.  The new Witchlight Fens Dungeon Tiles are another in the long line of D&D tile sets.  Specifically, Witchlight adds onto The Wilderness pack, focusing on swamps.  Also shipping is, The Monster Vault:  Threats of Nentir Vale hardcover which includes within its glossy pages a number of creatures from the titled region.  Creatures like the Raven Roost Bandits, stand as perfect challenges for heroic and paragon-tier characters.  The book also includes the standard pages of monster tokens and maps that you expect.

Also dropping Friday are the New Phyrexia Event Decks.  If you remember the Mirrodin Besieged Event Decks, these are extremely strong, vastly playable decks constructed to dominate your opponents.  Most of the people I’ve seen play with these have come in somewhere in the top five players of the night.  These two New Phyrexia decks, War of Attrition and Rot from Within, are built around white and green, respectively.  Even if you don’t want to use the decks, some of the cards they contain are worth it alone.  For instance, War has two Stoneforge Mystics, one Mirran Crusader, and a Puresteel Paladin while Rot has an Inkmoth Nexus, a Green Sun’s Zenith, and a Putrefax.  These are also limited; once we’re out, we’re out.  So, get’em while you can.

Okay, now for some stuff that you can actually buy today!

If you weren’t aware, this year marks the 10th anniversary of one of our favorite games, Carcassonne.  We like to call it a “tent-pole” game, as it is one of our consistent sellers and an all around enjoyable game for the whole family.  As part of the anniversary celebration, Rio Grande Games has released a new Carcassonne 10th Anniversary edition, which contains ten new tiles for the Festival expansion as well as the new, clear, “phantom” meeples.  Speaking of meeples, there is also a new “Phantom” meeples mini-expansion.  Inside this clear meeple-shaped case are enough pieces for up to six players and a new “phantom” rule set.  Finally, a new anniversary edition of the Carcassonne Dice Game has also shipped.  It comes in a quaint meeple-shaped tin, as well, and includes a pad, pencil, and the rule booklet.

One of two Godzilla-related games that came in today, Godzilla Stomp! is a card based game where players choose control of either Godzilla, Mothra, Mechagodzilla, Battra, or Destoroyah and battle to see who destroys the most buildings through fighting or rampaging.  Simple destruction, what could be better?

Second up, is Godzilla, Kaiju World Wars.  Basically, a grander, boardgame version of Godzilla Stomp!, players choose from Godzilla, Rodan, Gigan, or King Ghidorah.  From there you choose one of the many scenarios contained in the game and begin crushing buildings, fighting off the army, and battling other monsters.  Each creature has special abilities that they can whip out when needed.

Don’t call it an expansion!  The Struggle for Catan Card Game follows in the footsteps of the previous Rivals of Catan that made for two to four players.  Working off of the mechanics popularized by the Settlers of Catan boardgame, Struggle has players managing resources as they build cities, knights, roads, and so forth.  The twist is that certain roads and knights can change hands.  As usual, the first player to ten victory points gets the win.

An important restock note, Citadels has come back in stock.  That is all.  No, wait, that’s not all.  There’s also two new sets of prepainted miniatures (in the vein of the Arkham Horror miniatures from a couple months back) for City of Thieves.  If you’ve played the game, you know that the miniatures included in it are gorgeously sculpted, but lack a nifty paint job.  These are equally well sculpted, but also are painted to match.  Plus, there is one special miniature not included in the game called the Duke of Cadwallon that introduces a new rule set to the game.

Last but nowhere near least.  Like, miles away.  Like, here’s least and way over there on the moon is this.  That this is the new Dominion expansion Cornucopia.  This is not a stand alone game like base Dominion or Intrigue, but it adds a completely new element of play.  That element is a reward for variety; the more types of cards in your hand, the more you gain.  If you have the cards that allow such a thing, though.  Dominion really needs no introduction at this point, so we’ll leave it at that.

May 102011
 

Beginning on Tuesday June 7th, Pulp will start running regular standard constructed Magic events.  Jared Wolfe (who’s giant genius brain came up with this idea) has created an event page on the Face of Books, so if you would like to check out the information and let us know if you’re attending you should follow this link.  For those without Facebooks, here is a plagiarized version of Jared’s explanation.

Anyone regardless of skill or experience is welcome!

We will meet from 7 PM to 10 PM Every Tuesday in the month of June.
If for some reason a participant cannot make 1 week a substitute player will be allowed (message me for details).

The format is standard constructed. (M11, Zendikar, and Scars of Mirrodin Block)

There is a $20 dollar entry fee for each player that will cover the entire month of June (only $5 a week)!

Prize payout will be in store credit to be spent on magic related products and will be given out the last week of the month. Everyone is guaranteed 1 booster back from the Scars of Mirrodin Block.

Payout size will completely depend on the amount of players. More players mean larger prizes from top to bottom and if we have enough participation there could be prize support beyond the entry fee (that means invite everyone you know who plays magic)!

If you have any questions or concerns about the League please feel free to send me (addition: Or PULP.  *Wink*) a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Feb 052011
 

Giggidy giggidy game-ga-game-ga-game-g-g-g-gaming!!

Just go with it.

Okay, since, apparently, I’m stuck on the letter “G” let’s look at Gamma World’s new expansion, Legion of Gold.  Monsters, monsters, and more monsters saturate this expansion.  As with the Famine in Fargo expansion, the box also holds four monster token sheets and a battle map.  As always, another new adventure is included.  As a sort of added bonus, any of the creepies present in this expansion can be played in regular Dungeons and Dragons games.  If you want to get an idea of how Gamma World plays, two of Pulp’s consistent counter proper-uppers, 8one6 and WDR, host a gaming podcast called Underdisscusion: The Undergopher Podcast.  Part 1 can be found here and part 2 can be found here.

The back of the book boldly proclaims:  These pages contain everything needed to prepare a Deathwatch Kill-team for any mission.  Deathwatch: Rites of Battle has mass amounts of customizable options including vehicle rules, weapons and armor, and new character options.  Along with all that creative goodness, this finely crafted hardcover includes rules for building your own chapter and alternate specialties rules.

From 40K to Fantasy.  The Witch’s Song is the newest adventure pack for the Fantasy Roleplay game series and it is creepy, thrilling, and suspenseful all rolled into one.  Creepthrilspensful?  Anyway, the story involves a quaint little burg falling under the curse of a local witch.  Or is it as simple as that?  The box contains a buttload of stuff:  the adventure booklet, cards, tokens, faction sheets, character standies, and so forth.  Perfect for a game session on a dark, cold, silent night.

D&D has a new deluxe DM screen releasing this week.  If you’ve never played D&D or have only played and never run a game, this screen keeps you dice rolls, notes, and other what-have-yous from the preying eyes of your players, while also being decorated with handy and helpful tips for running the game.

Since Mirrodin Besieged, the newest Magic the Gathering set, dropped this Friday, it wouldn’t be a game post without mentioning that we have a ton of booster boxes (which can be purchased at a discount and with a special promo card), Fat Packs, and Intro Packs.  If you’ve been scanning around town and can’t find any Besieged, you need to stop by Pulp and stock up.

While you’re doing that, you might also want to check out the new sleeves, boxes, and other Magic related accessories.  We have sleeves with symbols for both Mirran and Phyrexia.  We have Mirran and Phyrexia boxes.  We have Tezzeret-backed sleeves.  And we have new colors (red, white, blue, and green) in the Ultra-Pro Matte Sleeves.  Seriously, these are the nicest sleeves out there.

Jan 212011
 

**UPDATED**

Save the date right this moment!  Doooo it!  Wait, you need the date, don’t you?

Okay, Pulp will be holding a pre-release event for Mirrodin Besieged (the second set in the new Mirrodin block) on January 29th, 2011.  It will start at 7:00, as per usual get here at 6:30 or earlier to sign up.

Being a pre-release, this event will be a sealed tournament wherein players receive six packs (3 from Scars, 3 from the Mirrodin Faction you choose) for their entry fee of $25.  Players will build a minimum 40 card deck out of the cards they receive from these six packs.  The tournament will be swiss style, which means players will get to play in every round.  The number of rounds will be determined by the number of players.

Booster drafts and other styles of play may be available based on turn out, but the main tournament will only be a sealed event.

Prizes will be booster packs from the new set, once again, dolled out based off of the number of players in the tournament.

Also, if you want to let us know you’re planning on attending this event, please go to our Facebook Event page and give it a click

Info Synopsis:

Date – 1/29/2011

Start Time – 7:00

Be Here – 6:30 or earlier

Tournament Type – Sealed

Entry Fee – $25