Friday, June 22, 2018

Magic Core 2019 Demo Day

While Quantities last, bring in a friend, show them how to play Magic, they get a free demo deck and promo card, you get a promo card. Don't know anyone who doesn't already play Magic? Bring in your Magic playing friend, play a game of Standard and you both get a promo Card.

Monday, June 18, 2018

New Yu Gi Oh Decks

A three pack of Yu Gi Oh decks releasing in early October

Get ready to dispense some Dueling justice this holiday season when the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME presents Legendary Hero Decks! This box set comes with 3 unique Decks featuring the kind of monsters you’d want on your side if the fate of the world depended on the outcome of a Duel!

Fulfill Your Destiny!
Aster Phoenix’s Destiny HERO Deck excels at driving opponents into a corner with effects that inflict damage or pierce through defending monsters. Like Jaden’s Elemental HERO Deck, the Destiny HERO Deck also Summons powerful monsters through Fusion! This Deck also includes 2 new “HERO” Link Monsters you can use in any HERO Deck: A Link-2 monster that retrieves your Fusion Summoning Spell Cards from the Graveyard and a high-ATK Link-3 monster with Link Arrows that all point towards your field, giving you space to summon 3 Fusion Monsters at once!

Return of the Aesir!
Thor, Loki, and Odin once again descend upon the Dueling world! Boasting some of the highest ATK values among all Synchro Monsters, Team Ragnarok’s ace monsters from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s hold a special place in the hearts of Duelists. Now, a new Link Monster makes it easier to assemble the Synchro Materials needed to Summon an “Aesir” monster, and this Deck’s Extra Deck also comes with more high-powered Level 10 Synchro Monsters, including the legendary Ascension Sky Dragon!

The Phantom Knights Strike Back!
Phantom Knight Decks focus on Xyz Summoning and using Trap Cards to turn the tides of battle. Almost all of their monsters, Spells, and Traps have additional abilities you can use once they’re in the Graveyard, creating opportunities for huge comebacks! This Deck includes a new Trap Card and a brand new “Phantom Knight” Link Monster that Sets Trap Cards directly from your Deck and can destroy any card on the field when a DARK Xyz Monster is Special Summoned to a zone it points to!

Origins Award Winners

Here are the Origins Award winners for the best tabletop games of the year:

Game of the Year
Cephalofair Games

Best Board Game of the Year
Cephalofair Games

Best Card Game of the Year
Ex Libris

Best Family Game of the Year
Plan B Games

Best Roleplaying Game of the Year
Adventures in Middle Earth
Cubicle 7

Best Roleplaying Supplement of the Year
Dungeons & Dragons Xanathar’s Guide to Everything
Wizards of the Coast

Best Miniatures of the Year
Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition
Games Workshop

Best Game Accessory of the Year
Terraforming Mars Organizer
Broken Token Gaming

Best Collectible Game
Star Wars Destiny: Awakenings Booster
Fantasy Flight Games

Monday, June 11, 2018

Free RPG Day

This week's Rolling for Initiative column looks at this Saturday's Free RPG Day and why we like it. We will have pictures up this evening of this year's offerings.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Unrivaled Tournament Collapses

The Unrivaled Boardgame Tabletop Championships, which premiered last year with $4  million spent on launching last year's tournaments and some $100,000 in prizing, cratered dramatically this year, to the point that the company has cancelled this year's tournaments and will refund the money collected from the 200 or so stores that had already signed up to participate:

Unrivaled was simply born from our love of tabletop gaming and the vision of bringing together players and events on a local and national footprint.  We debuted Unrivaled World Tabletop Championships in 2017 and spent over $4 million to launch and run the tournament all the way through the Finale in Las Vegas.  Our plans for 2018 included more games, a larger prize pool and an extensive level of support to bring local retailers and venues into the action.

Recent unexpected changes have occurred with the financial status of our parent company, Oomba, Inc.  Given these changes we are no longer confident that we will be able to fulfill a quality product for this year’s Unrivaled tournament.  We believe it is in everyone’s best interest that we cancel the event this year and do everything in our power to make all partners and participants whole.  This orderly wind-up will be taking place immediately.  It is with our deepest regret to announce this change in plans. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

HeroClix Avengers Infinity Boosters

Just got in a restock of the HeroClix Avengers Infinity boosters. These sold out in one day when we got them originally so stop by soon if you want to pick some up. We will host the postponed release tournament on June 10th at 3 p.m. $20 entry

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Betrayal Vs. Gloomhaven

This week's Rolling for Initiative column compares the premier customizable boardgame, Gloomhaven, to the recently announced Betrayal Legacy and discusses why Goomhaven has remained so popular.