Jun 102016

New Game Stuff, what?  Where have you been?  I know, I know.

Cultists and CthulhusIt’s hard to find good help if you’re a cultist nowadays.  Or, at least, that’s what Cultists & Cthulhus would have you believe.  Brimming with the nerdy, cynically tinged humor shared by Munchkin and Chez Geek, Cultists & Cthulhus has players controlling rival cult leaders.  Each player attempts to round up followers, enact rituals, and (with hope) summon their very own old one.  Any two to eight Lovecraft fans will have a great time when they pick up a copy of Cultists & Cthulhus.My Little Pony Marks in Time booster

Eventually, every popular nerd series delves into time travel.  It’s just an unwritten rule.  Well, My Little Pony ventures into that timey wimey realm with the newest expansion set for the MLP collectible card game, Marks in Time.  Since the set is themed around time travel and alternate realities, players will find updated, younger, or irregular versions of classic cards and ponies in the set.

Agricola RevisedWait, Agricola?  That’s been out forever.  But there you would be wrong.  For one, Agricola has been out of print for a good deal a time, so having any version back in print is a good thing.  Second, this version of the game is an updated and revised edition.  Agricola Revised now features wooden game pieces and a streamlined rulebook that allows the game to play quicker and easier for younger players.  Fans of Settlers of Catan, San Juan, and Puerto Rico, if you’ve never played Agricola, now is the time.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters TMNT

Long awaited by all heroes in a half-shell, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dicemasters set is finally out!  This oversized base set includes enough materials for two or four players, depending on how you divide the resources.  Featuring the artwork and character designs from various eras of TMNT, the game is playable by all ages.  As the game features the same popular mechanics of Quarriors and the other Dicemasters editions, TMNT Dicemasters can be combined with any of the previous sets.  So, if you want Star Wars Galactic Ambitions expansonyou can have Leonardo face off against Spider-Man and Harley Quinn!

Another in the line of beloved Star Wars The Card Game expansions, Galactic Ambitions is out this weekend.  Featuring five new objective sets for both the Sith and Rebel factions, Galactic Ambitions is a major addition to the base game.  Not only do the Sith and Rebel factions receive new objectives, but every other faction also gains one extra objective set.  Among those new cards, there is not only another version of Darth Vader, but also Star Wars Rebels‘ Kanan Jarrus!Eternal Masters Magic the Gathering

Finally, if you’re a Magic player and haven’t been living under a rock in the realm of Zendikar, you’ll have been salivating for the release of Eternal Masters.  Out this weekend, Eternal Masters is the follow-up to the two Modern Masters sets that raised such a fuss in the Magic world.  Reprinting cards from the very beginning of Magic the Gathering, but in never-before-seen foil versions, this set is seriously desired by any die hard Magic player.  Boxes are limited and the price point will rise swiftly as the set goes out of print, so grab what you can, while you can.

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.

Apr 162011

Fair warning, this week’s post is going to be a bit of a tease.

The PREVIEW (preview is in caps, because these minis are NOT FOR SALE YET) figures of the new Warhammer Fantasy Tomb Kings release have arrived.  If you’re not familiar with the older Tomb Kings or this re-release of them, they are Egyptian mummies, skeletons, and beasties.  The preview figures include Tomb Guard, the Khemrian Warsphinx/Necrosphinx, Necropolis Knights/Sepulchral Stalkers, and the new Tomb Kings Codex HC.

As I said at the beginning, these figures will not be available for sale until May 8th.  Until then, though, you can come get a look at them, as they are on display above the new game shelf.

Since we’re talking about Warhammer miniatures, I think it’s a good time to plug (in case you haven’t seen the posts on our Facebook) the mini painting night that we’ve been holding every Monday at 6:00.  Bring your paints, bring your minis, bring, uh, yourself and come hang at Pulp with other mini-minded folks.

Going along with the Legend of the Five Rings CCG box that we received last week, now we have the L5R RPG hardcover, Emerald Empire.  This is the fourth, and newest version, of the Emerald Empire book, which details life, social classes, geography, laws, martial arts schools, and clans of the Rokugan empire.  If you’ve never played or interacted with any of the L5R world, but love Japanese history, culture, and samurai, then this would be an ideal world for you to invest in.

A restock note:  Pulp also received a new shipment of 2011 Deck Builder’s Toolkits.  If you’re a Magic player, new or old, and haven’t picked one up, they are a quick, cheap, and easy way to nab 285 cards from the M11, Worldwake, Zendikar, and Rise of Eldrazi sets.  Each box contains 125 semi-random cards (which means there are about four or five pre-arranged sets and you  have the chance of getting one of them), four booster packs, 100 lands, and all the materials needed to learn basic Magic.  As the Worldwake, Zendikar, and Rise sets are no longer being printed, this kit is a great way to get some hard to find cards before they become hard and expensive to find.