At Adepticon this weekend, Games Workshop announced the 10th edition of Warhammer 40,000, releasing this summer, likely at Origins or Gencon. Since the first edition released back in 1987, the industry has seen a new edition release about every 5 years. For those counting, that is about double the number of releases for D&D over a far longer time frame.
The Castle's Ramparts
The blog for news, events, releases and commentary from Castle Perilous Games & Books. located in downtown Carbondale IL. New posts every Monday and Wednesday.
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
If you are a Battletech player, we recently got in a collection of scenario books from the 1980s and 1990s, Some of them, such as Cranston Snord's Irregulars and More Tales of the Black Widow are more expensive and listed in our eBay store. Less expensive books like Lostech are in the Battletech section of our Used games
Monday, March 20, 2023
Game Store Classification
A big problem for game stores with social media has always been classification. Sites like Facebook, Google+ and Yelp do not have a category for “Tabletop Game Store” or most of the time even “Game Store”. The closest we generally get is “Video Game Store” or “Hobby Store” or “Book Store”. It’s enough to make a store feel unwanted and unloved. Give the amount of searching that is done by people looking for a game store on places like Google, Yelp and Facebook, not having such a category makes it that much harder for potential customers to find us. The “ comic book store” classification does help those stores that carry both games and comic books, but quite a large number of game stores specialize in that area to the exclusion of the other and the ones that don’t care comics would do themselves no favors by listing themselves in that category, only to have to put off customers who come in looking for comics. Same problem with using the “video game store” category. It is fair to say that there are a lot more video game stores than there are tabletop game stores (though probably far fewer as more video gaming moves to mobile platforms) but listing a store in the video game category would just disappoint customers coming in looking for video games.
Saturday, March 18, 2023
New Age of Sigmar Releases
The following will release for Age of Sigmar on March 25th. We will only order one or none of these as Age of Sigmar new releases move extremely slowly. If you are interested in any of them, please pre-order
VANGUARD: BLADES OF KHORNE
BLADES OF KHORNE: REALMGORE RITUALIST
VANGUARD: HEDONITES OF SLAANESH
HEDONITES OF SLAANESH: LORD OF HUBRIS
BATTLETOME: BLADES OF KHORNE (ENG)
BATTLETOME: BLADES OF KHORNE (FRE)
WARSCROLL CARDS: BLADES OF KHORNE (ENG)
WARSCROLL CARDS: BLADES OF KHORNE (FRE)
BATTLETOME: HEDONITES OF SLAANESH (ENG)
BATTLETOME: HEDONITES OF SLAANESH (FRE)
AGE OF SIGMAR: BLADES OF KHORNE DICE SET
AGE OF SIGMAR:HEDONITES OF SLAANESH DICE
WARBOSS (ROYAL HARD BACK) ENGLISH
Friday, March 17, 2023
Chris Clairmont's Greatest Mistake
during the X-men's 60th Annviersary Event, Chris Clairmont said the biggest mistake he ever made, at least in the field of comics, was starting crossover events. The first x-men corssover events proved so successful that the powers that be at Marvel kept asking for more of them. Clairmont said the plan was to have the event, go back to normal and then, maybe in a few years, have another one. Marvel's top brass saw what crossovers did for sales and kept asking for more.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
St Patrick's Day
On St. Patrick's Day, Castle Perilous Games is a no-pinch zone. However, for every $25 you spend on Magic that day, you may select one green Magic card.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Incredibly Awesome Kid Day
March 15 is Incredibly Awesome Kid Day so bring your incredibly Awesome Kid in and we will give them a free Pokemon Prize Pack. Limit one per kid but you can get more for every $25 you spend on Pokemon