Sunday, October 17, 2021

Used Boardgames

 Just got in a stack of used boardgames including 51st State, Eldrich Horror (with 8 expansions), Nightfall (with 5 expansions), Lords of Waterdeep and Terraforming Mards Big Box. All back in the used section.

Friday, October 15, 2021

SIUC Homecoming

  SIUC Homecoming parade starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow, although lineup of floats and bands starts at 8 a.m. The line up of floats and bands will fill up S. Washington and East Mill so be sure to avoid that area the morning of the 16. The acual parade Starts at Mill and Illinois, goes up Mill to College, left on College to University then down University to the Univeristy grounds. I heard some talk of the parade going an extra block up to Cherry and then over to University so you may want to avoid that area until noon.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Fall D&D Book Prepayment

 Just a reminder that if you prepay for the D&D books coming out this fall, you get a  D&D notebook with graph paper pages and pockets for spell cards. Limited quantities of books so while they last, get one notebook for each of the D&D books you prepay.

Pokemon Card Policy

 We only offer store credit for Pokemon, no cash. The reason for this dates back 20 years to the first huge surge in Pokemon. At the time, we had a lot of people bringing in collections of Pokemon that obviously had no knowledge of the game. Despite the fact that kids primarily played the game, a lot of older men brought in collections wanting money. In odred to dissuade the likelihood of theft, we started offering only trade on the cards and the number of odler men brining in collections dropped precipitously. 

Given the number of fake Pokemon cards out there now, we opted to keep the policy as, should we trade for a fake card, we are only out the value of the traded cards rather than cash. The only exception would be Pokemon bulk, for which we would offer $5 cash per thousand cards, no Grass or fighting Pokemon though as we have waaaay to many of them.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Black Templars Army

 The Black Templars army set will arrive next Saturday. We have 4 sets coming with one already spoken for. Let us know if you want one held:

Black Templars Army Set
 

• First opportunity to get hold of the brand new Black Templars miniatures, Codex Supplement and Datacards
• Launch Edition Codex Supplement: Black Templars, with exclusive cover only available in this set
• Contains 13x multipart plastic Citadel Miniatures: – 1x Black Templars Marshal, 1x The Emperor’s Champion, 1x 10-model Black Templars Primaris Crusader Squad, and 1x Redemptor Dreadnought
• The perfect way to start a Black Templars army, packed with new models and exclusive items
• Approximately 16% Added Value


55-27
US $199/

Friday, October 8, 2021

Comics

 Just a heads up that when you bring in comics to sell or trade to us, we are not going to offer you much on them for a couple of reasons: 1) there is not a huge demand for older comics here in Carbondale. We would generally have to list them online or take them to a comic show in order to move them. you will get far more money if you take the time and list them online or contact a store or website that specializes in comics and needs them. 2) related to number one, comics are not our area of expertise. We are primarily a game store and that is what people come here looking to get. Used boardgames and RPGs and TCGs, sure but back issue comis are a tiny part of our business.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Pokemon Celebrations

 Pokemon Celebrations arrives tomorrow. Much like Shining Fates, the expansion is not sold as single boosters, only in assorted boxes and gift sets. Not sure why Pokemon went this route but sure makes it hard for those people who just want a few packs. 

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Haunted Carbondale Walking Tours

 Come take a walk on the dark side of Carbondale Every Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. Throughout October. Hear stories of the Rain House, Hundley House, Woodlawn and Oakland Cemetaries. $10 per person, minimum 4 people . Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Those 6 and under free with a parent or guardian.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

New Player to a Campaign

 had a customer ask about what they should bring as a new player to a game. It is, of course, a good idea to find out what game is played and the average level of the characters.  Bring your own dice, pencil or pen, rulebook (if you have one) and pre-generated character. Bringing your own character means that the players and DM do not have to spend game time waiting for you to create a character. Also, make sure that your character is created from readily available mateirals. If you are playing in a D&D campaign, only use the Players Handbook to create your character, until you learn what the DM wants in their game. Brining in a character that you created using source matieral that you found in the internet often results in a character that does not fit into the campaign.

Sticking with the core rules also means that you do not bring in a race that the DM does not have in their campaign world. Not all DMs allow all character classes or races. it is the DM's world and you need to make sure your characger fits in, at least to start. Once you become more comfortable with the DM's style and they get more comfortable with you, then approach about brining in that cool variante class or race you found in   the Tome of Beasts on or EnWorld.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Orks

 2 new Ork boxed sets and 1 new blister figure arrive tomorrow. We also got in a restock of Start Collecting sets, although once those sell out, we will likely not be able to restock as the Start Collecting Line has gotten replaced by the Combat Patrol sets.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

D&D Gift Sets

 D&D Gift sets containing Xanathar's Guide to Everything, Tasha's Cauldron of Everything and the Multiverse Guide to Monsters, all with limited edition foil covers, releases Jan. 25 2022. WOTC planned this as a gift set releasing for the holdiays but shipping problems due to COVID have caused them to push the release back. No word yet on when the Multiverse Guide to Mosnters will release on its own, save for a non-committal later in "2022".

Monday, September 27, 2021

Collections

 If you want us to look at a stack of Magic cards you are considering trading or selling, please bring them in before 8 p.m. If you show up after 8 p.m. we willnot have the time to go through them. Also on Tuesday, since we are busy processing comics, we will only be able to look at cards between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thanks.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

New D&D

 Just caught on D&D Celebration that we will see two classic D&D settings updated for 5th edition in 2022 and a third setting in 2023. In 2024, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the game, WOTC will release the 6th edition of D&D.

Also just heard that in 2022 we will see Mordenkainen Presents:  Monsters of the Multiverse with 30 playable races This are playable races that have been released outside the core books and are world agnostic, that is, not tied to any particular world. Much as with Alternity, for those of you who remember that far back. this book will include concepts that will get incorporated into 6th edition.

Also in 2022, we will see a book with an alternate art cover featuring Boo the Miniature Giant Space Hampster so make of that what you will.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

New Games Workshop

 New Games Workshop releasing Oct 2

Orks: Kill Rig
 
• 1x multi-part plastic kit that builds either a Kill Rig or Hunta Rig for use in Orks armies in games of Warhammer 40,000
• If a Hunta Rig is built, then the kit also builds a separate Wurrboy miniature
• This large centerpiece model can carry Boyz into battle, deal damage and even cast Psychic Powers all while being pulled by a giant Squig making it a must for all Ork collectors!

50-46
US $125/ CAN $150


Orks: Mozrog Skragbad
 
• Contains 1x Citadel Miniature that can be either assembled as either Mozrog Skragbad, a named character, or a Beastboss on Squigosaur
• Both are excellent leaders in a Beast Snagga army for Orks, able to deal significant damage in combat

50-55
US $50/CAN $60


Orks: Painboss
 
• Contains 2 multi-part plastic miniatures of a Painboss and Grot orderly
• Able to support a variety of units making him an excellent purchase in Ork armies
• The Painboss has 2 head and 2 weapon options
 
50-49
US $35/ CAN $45

Most Popular D&D Class

 Showing just how popular D&D has become, the career website Zippia jsut posted a column on the states that play the most and least D&D as well as the most popular character classes. The state tha tplays the most D&D per capita is Utah, the least is New York. Given their relative population sizes that makes sense. 

Based on internet searchs, the most popular characer class is monk, followed by ranger and druid in a dead heat. Given that the rankings are based on internet seraches, it might just be that those are the classes most people have questions about and, ergo, they launched a search for info about them.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Witchlight Dice Sets

 Apparently WOTC has a set of dice to go along with the Wild Beyond the Witchlight book which have not shipped yet. We have a dozen sets coming when they do ship so if you are interested in snagging one, please let us know.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight

 Both covers of the Wild Beyond the Witchlight released today. Wild is a campaign set in the Feywilds that can take characters from level 1 to 8. The setting is the Witchlight Carnival, a dark carnival somewhat similer to Mr. Dark's carnival from the classic Something Wicked This Way Comes.

The carnival comes to your world once every eight years, providing not only entertainment but access to a Feywild domain corrupted by the schemes of the Hourglass Coven. Stop the Coven and save the domain of Prismeer from fading into nothingness.

While they last, both covers are $49.99

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Midnight Hunt

 The Midnight Hunt pre-release is in the books  but we sill have 7 booster boxes of Set Boosters and about 10 Pre-release kits available.  Set booster boxes are $149.99 whil the pre-release kits get classified as tournaments this week and are $30

Saturday, September 18, 2021

New Games Workshop

 Gobsprakk, The Mouth of Mork

 

• Can be built as either Gobsprakk the Mouth of Mork or a Killaboss on Corpse-rippa Vulcha

• Both heroes are fantastic centrepiece miniatures for Orruk Warclans armies

• Gobsprakk is a cunning and powerful Wizard that brings magic dominance to the board

• The Killaboss is an excellent fighter and commander that can use the same command ability more than once a turn


89-73

US $140/ CAN $170



Swampboss Skumdrekk on Sloppklaw

 

• 1x Plastic, multi-part, multi-option, glue-fit miniatures of Swampboss Skumdrekk, a Single, Unique, Grinnin’ Blades Hero

• This is a dual kit that can alternatively build a Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast

• Both are monstrous leaders in Orruk Warclans armies for games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar


89-69

US $55/CAN $65



 Marshcrawla Sloggoth

• 1x Plastic, multi-option miniature of a Marshcrawla Sloggoth, for use in Orruk Warclans armies

• Includes a variety of assembly options such as heads and weapons

 

89-66

US $50/ CAN $50



Gutrippaz

 

• 10x Plastic, Multi-part, multi-option, miniatures of Gutrippaz

• Multiple purchase item – Battleline unit choice for Orruk Warclans armies

• Complete with multiple assembly options and alternative weapons

 

89-70

US $50/ CAN $60



Nexus Syphon

 

• Now available individually

• Also available as part of the Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Extremis (80-01) boxed set

• A push-fit, multi-part, plastic terrain piece for use in games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar

 

64-16

US $50/ CAN $60

Friday, September 17, 2021

Midnight Hunt Pre-release

 Our first pre-release for the Magic Midnight Hunt set starts at 5 p.m. today. Entry is $30 and gets you one pre-release kit and entry into the tournament. You may of course, particpate in the pre-release at home which gets you one pre-reelase kit and one set booster.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Keyforge On Hiatus

 FFG announced today that the Keyforge collectible deck game is going on hiatus. According to FFG, the deckbuilding algorithm is "broken" and will need rebuilding "from the ground up". I guess, according to the link, that they have the next set ready to go, except for no decks?  

Monday, September 13, 2021

Midnight Hunt Spots

 although pre-resigration ended yesterday for the Midnight Hunt pre-release, we do still have spaces available for all three tournaments. Currently we have 35 kits still available at $30 each or $25 each if you get 4 or more.  If you pre-pay for spots, we will hod the tournament kits for the weekend tournaments for pickup at the time of the tournament. You mak pick up the other tournament kits thsi Friday.

Sunday's tournament will be a 2 headed giant. The other two tournaments will be  seaded format.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Midnight Hunt

Today is the last day to pre-pay for Midnight Hunt and save money on your booster boxes and pre-release entries.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

New GW

 New GW Releasing Sept 18th 

Battletome: Stormcast Eternals

 

• Contains the full rules and background for Stormcast Eternals, fully updated to include the mighty Draconith and the Stormdrake Guard...


96-01

US $50/ CAN $60


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Battletome: Orruk Warclans

 

• Contains the full rules and background for Orruk Warclans, fully updated to include the Orruk Kruleboyz and Kragnos, End of Empires

 

89-01

US $50/CAN $60


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Stormstrike Chariot

 

• Push-fit, multi-part, multi-option plastic kit

• Ideal for harassing enemy lines before charging the weakened opponent

• An excellent purchase alongside the Extremis, Warrior or Harbinger Edition box sets

 

96-48

US $45/ CAN $55


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Breaka-Boss on Mirebrute Troggoth

 

• Push-fit, multi-part, multi-option plastic kit

• A Hero choice for Orruk Warclans armies

• An excellent purchase alongside the Extremis, Warrior or Harbinger Edition box sets

 

89-68

US $50/ CAN $60


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Knight-Judicator with Gryph-hounds

 

• Push-fit, multi-part, multi-option plastic kit

• This Hero is capable of dealing massive damage from afar

• An excellent purchase alongside the Extremis, Warrior or Harbinger Edition box sets

 

96-49

US $35/ CAN $40


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Beast-Skewer Killbow

 

• Push-fit, multi-part, multi-option plastic kit

• This is the first Orruk Artillery unit

• Capable of dealing lots of damage to a large target

• An excellent purchase alongside the Extremis, Warrior or Harbinger Edition box sets

 

89-60

US $35/ CAN $40


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Stormcast Eternals Warscroll Cards

 

• Excellent upsell item to Battletome: Stormcast Eternals

• Contains 76 warscroll cards for every unit including 3 Endless Spells from Battletome: Stormcast Eternals

• Includes 30 gaming tokens across two sheets of double-sided push-out card

 

96-05

US $35/ CAN $45


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Orruk Warclans Warscroll Cards

 

• Excellent upsell item to Battletome: Orruk Warclans

• Contains 37 warscroll cards for every unit including Kragnos, End of Empires

• Includes 30 gaming tokens across two sheets of double-sided push-out card

 

89-04

US $35/ CAN $40


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Stormcast Eternals Dice Set

 

• Excellent upsell item to Battletome: Stormcast Eternals

• Contains 20 royal blue dice with bright white ink

• 1-5 faces are traditionally pipped

• 6 face depicts the twin-tailed comet of Sigmar

 

65-12

US $35/ CAN $40


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Orruk Warclans Dice Set

• Excellent upsell item to Battletome: Stormcast Eternals

• Contains 20 green dice with bright yellow ink

• 1-5 faces are traditionally pipped

• 6 face depicts an Orruk Warclans icon


65-42

US $35/ CAN $40


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Grand Alliance Order Dice Set

 

• A set of 20 Grand Alliance of Order themed dice

• The dice are a solid blue colour, with a Gold coloured ink

• The ‘6’ depicts an icon representing the Grand Alliance of Order

80-20

US $35/ CAN $40


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Grand Alliance Destruction Dice Set

 

• A set of 20 Grand Alliance of Destruction themed dice

• The dice are a dark green colour, with a yellow coloured ink

• The ‘6’ - depicts sharp toothed jaws representing the Grand Alliance of Destruction


80-23

US $35/ CAN $40


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Grand Alliance Chaos Dice Set

 

• A set of 20 Grand Alliance of Chaos themed dice

• The dice are a blood red colour, with a metallic orange coloured ink

• The ‘6’ depicts the eight-pointed star of Chaos that represents the Grand Alliance of Chaos


80-22

US $35/ CAN $40


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Grand Alliance Death Dice Set

 

• A set of 20 Grand Alliance of Death themed dice

• The dice are a deep purple colour, with a bone white coloured ink

• The ‘6’ depicts a skull representing the Grand Alliance of Death


80-21

US $35/ CAN $40


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Blood Bowl: Dark Elf Team Dice Set

 

• Clear silver and metallic purple dice with white ink

• Contains 7 Dice: 3x Blood Bowl 6-sided dice, 2x 6-sided dice, 1 Blood Bowl 8-sided dice, and 1 Blood Bowl 16-sided Dice

200-37

US $15/ CAN $18


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Blood Bowl: Dark Elf Team Card Pack

 

• 44 reference cards for Dark Elf Teams

• Includes 3 Star Player cards who can all play for Dark Elf teams, and 16 Special Play Inducement cards that are unique and bespoke to Dark Elf teams, only available in this set


200-44

US $27/ CAN $32


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Blood Bowl: Dark Elf Team Pitch & Dugouts

 

• A double-sided Blood Bowl pitch and set of two double-sided dugouts perfect for any Dark Elf Team

• Rules for both pitches are included with the set

 

200-50

US $47/ CAN $56


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Warhammer Chronicles: Knights of Bretonnia

 

• By Anthony Reynolds

• Collects Knight Errant, Knight of the Realm, novellas Questing Knight, Grail Knight, and short story Rest Eternal

Related products: None directly applicable


BL2938

US $18/ CAN $20


***You can find these images on our GW Retailers' Site: 

https://trade.games-workshop.com/resources/***

Direchasm

• A collection of eleven short stores by authors including Ben Counter, Anna Stephens, Graeme Lyon, Clint Werner, and many more

Related products: Beastgrave, Direchasm, Arena Mortis


BL2937

US $16/ CAN $17


Friday, September 10, 2021

Yu Gi Oh Out of Print

  One of our suppliers has offered us sealed 1st editionYu Gi Oh booster boxes Prices on the boxes range from $100 for Speed Duel Attack to $4500 for Soul of the Duelist 1st Edition. Please contact us if you are intersted in getting any of these. We would require a down payment but could set up a layaway plant for them.

Judgement of Light




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Battle Pack Epic Dawn




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World Superstars


 


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Pendulum Evolution




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Hidden Arsenal 4




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Absolute Powerforce




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High Speed Riders




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Invasion Vengeance




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Raging Battles




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Dimensional Guardians



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The Secret Forces



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Yusei 3




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Hidden Arsenal 3




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Hidden Arsenal 2




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Crossed Souls




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Fusion Enforcers




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Savage Strike




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Return of the Duelist




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Hidden Arsenal 7




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Rise Of Destiny




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Cosmo Blazer




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Generation Force




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Speed Duel Arena




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Speed Duel Scar of Battle




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Fist of the Gadget




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Destiny Soldiers




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Code of the Duelist




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Speed Duel Attack




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Dark Neostorm




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Genesis Impact




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Blazing Vortex




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Shadows in Valhalla




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Toon Chaos 1st Edition




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Toon Chaos Unlimited




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Phantom Rage




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Rise of the Duelist




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Mystic Fighters




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Ignition Assault




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Battle of legends




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Legendary Duelist 1st Edition




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Legendary Duelist Unlimited




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Rising Rampage




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Legendary Duelist




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Secret Slayers




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Raging Tempest




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Maximum Crisis




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Dragon of Legends




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Secret of Eternity


             


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Extreme Forces




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Ancient Prophecy




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Stardust Overdrive




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Movie Bonds Beyond Time




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Soul of the Duelist Unlimited




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Soul of the Duelist 1st Edition

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Commander Collection Black

 WOTC has posted the set of cards included in the Commander Collection Black here. No indication as to what the release date is in the article although an email we received from WOTC indicates Nov. 5

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Debit Dawg

 It appears that the Univeristy has moved onto new equiptment for the Debit Dawg program and it is too expensive for us to get a terminal. the university will update again in a couple of years but, until then, we can only take Debit Dawg, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm, basically when the the SIUC ID office is open. Since most students wanting to use Debit Dawg want to do so on weekends and in the evenings, we expect to see our already low usage of the payment method drop even more.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

New Graphic Novels

 In case you want to get all of the codes in one place, the Batman/Fortnight hardcover collection releases tomorrow, with all 6 issues of the mini series and 7 digital codes for use in the game. Also the newest volume of the very popular My Hero Academia and the collected Joker/Harley miniseries release as well.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Labor Day

 We will be open regular hours on Labor (or Labour) Day with Pokemon at 5 p.m .to 8 p.m. and D&D from 5:30 to 8:30

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Magic Midnight Hunt Booster Contents

 here are the contents for each type of booster for Midnight Hunt

nnistrad: Midnight Hunt Draft Booster Contents:

• 1x Double-Faced U/R/M

• 1x Single Faced U/R/M (1 R/M in every pack. If double-faced card is R/M, single faced • card is U, and vice versa)

• 1x Double-Faced C

• 2x Single-Faced U

• 9x Single-Faced C (Double or single-faced traditional foil of any rarity replaces a single-faced Common in 33% of packs)

• 1x Eternal Night Full-Art Basic Land

• 1x Helper card

• 1x Token or Ad card

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Set Booster Contents:

• 1x Art Card (Art card is foil stamped version in 5% of packs)

• 1x Double- or Single-Faced R/M

• 1x Foil Double- or Single-Faced C/U/R/M

• 2x Double- or Single-Faced C/U/R/M (Equinox, Eternal Night, Borderless or Commander card in some packs)

• 2x Double- or Single-Faced C/U (Double-faced Equinox, single-faced Equinox, or regular double-faced C/U)

• 2x Single-Faced U

• 3x Single Faced C

• 1x Eternal Night Full-Art Basic Land (Eternal Night Land is traditional foil in some packs)

• 1x Token, Ad card, Helper card, or card from The List (A list of cards from Magic history—1 card from The List in 25% of packs)

Innistrad Midnight Hunt Collector Booster Contents:

• 1x Foil Showcase, Borderless, or Main Set Extended-Art R/M (Showcase card may be Equinox or Eternal Night)

• 1x Showcase or Borderless R/M (Showcase card may be Equinox or Eternal Night)

• 1x Foil Showcase Equinox C/U

• 2x Showcase Equinox C/U

• 1x Extended-Art Commander R/M

• 1x Extended-Art Main Set R/M

• 1x Foil R/M

• 2x Foil U

• 4x Foil C

• 1x Foil Eternal Night Full-Art Basic Land 1x Foil Double-Sided Token

• 1x Foil Double-Sided Token

Magic Midnight Hunt

 Here is a breakdown of where to find what cards in Midnight Hunt. One of the really confusing things is that 8 Commander cards are not found in the Commander Decks, but rather in the Set and Collector boosters only. Sheesh.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Orks

 GW is releasing  a whole bunch of Ork Stuff on the 11th. The  new Ork Codex as well as a Combat partrol Set  and a number of single figures and boxed sets, about half a dozen in all. We have 2 of each currently coming so if you want any, let us know ASAP so that we can bump our orders up and get them into your hands on release date

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Midnight Hunt Pre-release

 We will host the Midnight Hunt pre-releease Sept. 17, 18 and 19.  We will have a 5:30 pre-release event on Friday the 17th, a 12:30 pre-release on Saturday the 18th and a 2 headed Giant at 12:30 on Sunday the 19. $25 for any one of them or $20 each for 4 or more. Pre-ament is due by Sept 12th.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Temple Of Elemental Evil

 Goodman Games just announced that the long awaited Original Adventures Reincarnated edition of the Temple of Elemental Evil has finally arrived from China. This edition costs twice as much as the other Original Adventures Remastered as it comes in a two-volume slipcase. It consists of a high quality reprinting of the original 1st edition Village of Hommlet and Temple of Elemental Evil in one volume and the same material updated for 5th edition in the other volume

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Masks

 Just a reminder that we are complying with the state, and likely city mandates, regarding masks starting tomorrow. Just of 12% of Jackson County has been infected since this started and we would like to keep it that way. There are indications the trend is starting to flatten and we would like to help it continue that way. We do have disposable masks if you need one.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

IDW Boardgames Closed

According to a careful reading of the 2nd quarter report for 2021 from IDW, the company appears to have closed up its boardgaming division 

The quarter’s loss was primarily attributable to non-routine factors including a write-down of capitalized expenses related to tabletops games, a line of business from which IDWP has exited,


Thanks to Boardgamegeek for pointing the above out

This, coupled with the cancellation of a number of IDW boardgames in the works, indicates the company will focus on the publication of comics and graphic novels for the forseeable future.

Masks

 In line with the new state mandate going into effect on Monday, we will be asking that everyone coming into the store or playing here wear a mask. We do have disposable masks available if you forget your's but please try to remember them. 

Carbondale City Council will meet on Tuesday to discuss implementing a city mask mandate as well. however, that does not mean you will need to wear two masks when coming in, one will suffice.

Friday, August 27, 2021

DC Delays

For you DC comic fans, the publisher has announced that about 3 dozen releases will be delayed

Static: Season One #3 now in stores 8/31/2021

Green Lantern 2021 Annual now in stores 9/7/2021

Suicide Squad 2021 Annual now in stores 9/7/2021

Blue & Gold #2 now in stores 9/7/2021

Superman: Son of Kal-El #3 now in stores 9/14/2021

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #4 now in stores 9/14/21

Justice League #67 now in stores 9/14/2021

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season Two #4 now in stores 9/21/21

Batman the Detective #5 now in stores 9/21/21

Hardware: Season One #2 now in stores 9/21/21

Superman Son of Kal-El #3 now in stores 9/21/21

Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #2 now in stores 9/28/21

Blue & Gold #3 now in stores 9/28/21

Deathstroke by Christopher Priest Omnibus now in stores 10/5/2021

Static: Season One #4 now in stores 10/12/21

Teen Titans Academy #7 now in stores 10/12/21

Wonder Girl #4 now in stores 10/12/21

Batman/Catwoman #8 now in stores 10/19/21

Batman: The Long Halloween Special #1 now in stores 10/19/21

Nubia & the Amazons #1 now in stores 10/19/21

Teen Titans Academy #8 now in stores 11/2/2021

Superman '78 #3 now in stores 11/2/21

Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #3 now in stores 11/2/21

Batman: Reptilian #5 now in stores 11/2/21 

Wonder Girl #5 now in stores 11/9/21

Justice League Dark: The New 52 Omnibus now in stores 11/9/2021

Static: Season One #5 now in stores 11/16/21

Wonder Girl #6 now in stores 11/23/21

Superman and the Authority now in stores 11/30/21

Wonder Girl #7 now in stores 12/7/21

The Swamp Thing Vol. 1: Becoming now in stores 12/7/21

Static: Season One #6 now in stores 12/21/21

The Books of Magic Omnibus Vol. 2 now in stores 1/11/22

Batman: No Man's Land Omnibus Vol. 1 now in stores 1/11/22

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Tabloid Edition) now in stores 2/15/22

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Kill Team

 Updated Kill Team materials arrived today for release on Saturday. we have 3 copies of the boxed set remaining, 1 of the updated rule book and 2 of the compendium.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Free RPG Day

 The store will participate in Free RPG day on October 16. You can click here for a list of items available. You will be able to get one for coming in, one if you have a Preferred customer card and one for each 2 stamps you earn on your Castle Card.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Magic Draft

 have had a few people asking for Magic Drafts. We will be glad to host them but need to know what a good time would be. Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings are currently available as are Weekday afternoons.  Please let us know.

Magic 2022

 Here's a link to the Twich stream about what is coming out in 2021-2022 for Magic. Apparently Kamigawa gets pushed 2000 years into the future and gets a cyberpunk skin. Amso Magic/Fortnite Secret Lair

Monday, August 23, 2021

Evolving Skies

 We did receive Evolving Skies boosters, booster boxes, a few Elite Trainer kits and about a dozen of the special 3 booster pack bundles today. Not currently applying trade credit to any of them but you can use Castle Cards on them.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Evolving Skies

 As with everything else this year, it turns out that our Evolving Skiers will arrive last. We should get some product in tomorrow, primarily boosters and build and battle boxes but no Elite Trainer Kits until later in the week.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Bulk Pokemon

If you have bulk Pokenon of the following five types-electric, fire, dragon, steel and fairy-, we are looking to acquire some. We will offer $5 in store credit for each 1000 count box, either assorted or single, of those types and will take assorted boxes of commons, uncommons and rares. We are not currently looking for fighting, water, or grass Pokemon or bulk energy cards.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Bits and Mortar

 

For those not familiar with it, Bits and Mortar is a program set up by almost 20 (at last count) RPG publishers including Cubicle 7 (publisher of Victoriana and Dr. Who), Evil Hat (Spirit of the Century and The Dresden Files), Pelgrane Press (Esoterrorists, Trail of Cthulhu and Mutant City Blues) allowing retailers to send a free PDF of any paper RPG from a participating publisher.  The store sells the hard copy, gets the customer’s email and can immediately send them a PDF.  We’ve sold a number of Evil Hat products as a result of this program.  Ideally, we’d see heavy sellers of PDFs such as Steve Jackson Games and Pazio Publishing join the program.  I have spoken to some people at SJG, notably Jackson himself and he seemed interested, saying he would look into in.  Pazio seemed less so, likely because Pathfinder PDFs are a steady revenue stream for them.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Haunted Carbondale

 Just updated the Haunted Carbondale page with some more information about booking a private walking tour. We will have our regular Friday and Saturday night tours on most nights during October but you do have the option of going out on a different night or even afternoon.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Mystery Boosters Convention Edition

 These release on August 20 and will contain over 1670 Magic cards reprinted from earlier sets and 121 new cards tested by WOTC R&D, making this the larges "set" of cards ever released for Magic. Booster boxes are currently selling for between $275 and $350 online, though I see one seller has priced theirs originally at $1100 per box.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Four Trends that Impacted the Game Industry over the Past Few Decades

 

. Oh how times have changed and this seems a good time to look back at 4 trends that shape the game industry today (there are certainly more but four is a nice round number):

1)      The shift of RPGs from print to PDF—As have mentioned in previous columns, we started off dealing RPGs and miniatures. While there were many companies dealing in RPGs (see Shannon Applecline’s Designers and Dragons for a overview), TSR and AD&D dominated the field and with no crowdfunding, no desktop publishing and no PDFs, a company had to have a lot of faith in their product to launch one. In most game stores, the RPG section dominated, unless their focus was historics, either miniatures or boardgames. Today, due to the aforementioned crowdfunding, desktop publishing and PDFs, the overwhelming majority of RPGS reside on computers or the Internet, with most stores only stocking Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder with maybe a few local favorites.

2)      The shift of historics from stores to mailorder—When we opened, every game store worth its salt had an Osprey book spinner rack and likely also a selection of historic miniatures, as well as some shelf space devoted to Avalon Hill, Victory Games and SPI wargames. Today, Osprey racks are scarce as hen’s teeth, historic boardgames are limited to Memoir ’44 and Axis and Allies and, should you find historic miniatures in a store, they likely consist of Flames of War, Sails of War and Wings of War. Most historic boardgames and miniatures sell at wargaming conventions or over the Internet.

3)      The rise of the trading card game—Ah yes, Magic the Gathering and all its offspring. When the Alpha set of Magic released, my distributor could not explain the concept to me so we bought 1 deck and 2 boosters, which sat on the shelf until players came back raving about this new game they found at GenCon. The industry adopted the TCG and never looked back, with, I would estimate, 95% of all game stores stocking at least some Magic, if no other TCG.

4)      The (concurrent) rise of the boardgame—As I noted earlier, most game stores, when we started, focused on RPGS. If they carried boardgames, they stocked historic ones. No long, the last years have seen the rise of the Eurogame, led by Mayfair Games and Settlers of Catan (now just Catan). While playing boardgames in the US still does not have the cachet of those produced in Europe, witness the number of boardgames imported from Europe each year, sales and importance of them to most game stores supplanted the RPG in the product mix of most existing stores and fit as a major component of the business plan of most new game stores (that don’t focus on TCGs).

Monday, August 16, 2021

Three Cheers for Shadowrun

 

Though , Dungeons & Dragons and to a lesser extent today, the Pathfinder RPG get all the attention, there are a number of second tier RPGs that quietly sell, day in and day out.  At our store, that’s Shadowrun.  Released back in 1989, we’ve carried it since before the store opened, when we used to do conventions and mail order only.  One of the few times I remember seeing a crowd of gamers running  was at GENCON in 1992, when the release of the 2nd edition of the Shadowrun rules was released. FASA announced only a limited number of copies available at the show. For some reason, I was in the exhibit hall when the doors opened and watched as a couple of hundred excited games ran through the aisles towards the FASA booth, hoping to score a copy of the 2nd edition rules.  The only other time I have seen that much excitement over a game release was when TSR finally released the Temple Of Elemental Evil  back in 1985.

Since then , Shadowrun has sold steadily for us, to the point we try to keep 2 to 4 copies of the core rulebook on the shelf at any one time. The only other RPGS in the store that get stocked to that depth  are Dungeons & Dragons and the Pathfinder RPG.  In fact, because of sales, Shadowrun and Pathfinder are the only two RPGs that we stock all of their hardback sourcebooks 2 to 3 deep at all times.  Even Dungeons & Dragons (4th edition anyhow) doesn’t get stocked that deeply (mainly because there are a lot more hardbacks for D&D than for either Pathfinder or Shadowrun).  Looking at the shelf at the moment, we have nine Shadowrun hardbacks in stock  and another 9 or 10 paperbound books.  They sell.  Week in and week out, they sell for us and justify the shelf space and inventory.  We average sales of 3 to 5 of each new sourcebook when they hit the shelves (campaign settings and adventures not nearly so well) and have to restock two to three assorted hardbacks weekly, so this is a line that really gets hurt in our store when a book goes out of print, as happens way too often with the line.  Looking at our records, we have sold 6 copies of the rulebook since the beginning of the year and this is of an edition that cam out almost three years ago.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

RIP Steve Perrin

 

I was sorry to hear of the passing of Steve Perrin this past Thursday. As was fitting, most of the game industry learned of it through the obituary Chaosium Inc. posted on its website, as that is the company most associated with his work. Also a founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Perrin brought his first games, the boardgame White Bear & Red Moon and the RPG RuneQuest, to Chaosium, which published them in ’76 and ’78. Although Perrin only remained employed by Chaosium for a few years, his work is inextricably linked with the company as he developed or contributed to the RPGS,  Call of Cthulhu, Stormbringer, Worlds of Wonder , SuperWorld, Elfquest and many others, over 125 at least. If you played an RPG during the 1980s, chances are it was influenced by his work. Over the next 30 years, he worked in both the tabletop and computer gaming industry, recently returning to Chaosium as a creative consultant. Saying goodbye is never easy but the world is better for having had Steve Perrin in it.

 

Friday, August 13, 2021

Free Comic Book Day

 Come in and get two free comics from the selection offered. Want more comics?

Come in costume and get 1 comic
Wear a Castle Perilous T shirt and get one comic
Show your preferred customer card and get one comic
Get one comic for each stamp earned on your Castle Card that day
Be a Pullbox comic subscriber or sign up for the service with us that day and get one comic.
For each $10 spent with our guests, get 1 free comic
Buy $50 worth of bagged and boarded comics and take 10% off. Buy $200 worth of bagged and boarded comics and take 20% off .
Author Brian K. Morris will sell and sign copies of his work from 10 am. to 2 p.m.

Host of the YouTube Channel "Uncle Jerk's Comic Shop", Robert Rathert, will discuss comics with you from Noon to whenever he needs to leave.
Local Cosplayer Marz Stardust will appear from Noon to 3 for photos. Be sure to ask before taking photos and no touching.
If you do not want to come in the store that day, due to COVID concerns, call or message us with how many books you would like (2 per person) and if they are for kids, adults or both and when you would like to pick them up. We will gladly bring them to the parking lot for you.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Pokemon Evolving Skies pre-release

We will have an At Home pre-release for Evolving Skies this Weekend. Players ma get up to 4 kits per person. EAch kit costs $25 and comes with three additional booster packs of Evolving Skies

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Yu Gi Oh Release Date Changes

 Yu-G-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Legendary Duelists: Syncro Storm

The release date has been moved from 01/14/2022 to 10/29/21

 

      -     Yu-G-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Burst of Destiny

The release date has been moved from 10/22/2021 to 11/05/21

 

-     Yu-G-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME I:P Masquerena Accessories

The release date has been moved from 11/05/2022 to 11/19/21

 

      -     Yu-G-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Brothers of Legend

The release date has been moved from 10/01/2021 to 12/03/21

 

      -     Yu-G-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME The Grand Creators

The release date has been moved from 12/03/2021 to 01/14/22

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Midweek Magic

 Just a reminder that Friday Night Magic Arena no long exists. Instead there is Midweek Magic. Just send  us a screenshot of your game and we will send you the promo code.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Free Comic Book Day

 August 14th 

Come in and get two free comics from the selection offered. Want more comics?
Come in costume and get 1 comic
Show your preferred customer card and get one comic
Get one comic for each stamp earned on your Castle Card that day
Be a Pullbox comic subscriber or sign up for the service with us that day and get one comic.
For each $10 spent with our guests, get 1 free comic
Buy $50 worth of bagged and boarded comics and take 10% off. Buy $200 worth of bagged and boarded comics and take 20% off .
Author Brian K. Morris will sell and sign copies of his work from 10 am. to 2 p.m.
S&S Collectibles will have an assortment of action figures for sale from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.
Host of the YouTube Channel "Uncle Jerk's Comic Shop", Robert Rathert, will discuss comics with you from Noon to whenever he needs to leave.
Local Cosplayer Marz Stardust will appear from Noon to 3 for photos. Be sure to ask before taking photos and no touching.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms and Pokemon

 Adventures int he Forgotten Realms draft booster boxes, which we have had a number of people looking for, as well as new Pokemon boxes sets included a limited number of Marnie Previum Tournament Collection sets are in stock now.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Boxes

 Well, we thought we were going to receive draft booster boxes of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms today but looks like they will arrive Thursday. Generally we get our shipments by about 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Gloom Card Game

 Just got an email from Atlas Games, publisher of Gloom, that the company will be increasing the price as of the first of September. If you are wanting to get a copy of the core game or any of the supplments, now would be the time to buy them.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Masks

 We are do not currently plan to require masks of people in the store. We do ask that, if you are not vaccinated, you do wear one in order to reduce the possibility of you maybe transmitting the virus. We also ask that if you are playing in back and are in a group with kids who cannot get vaccinated yet, that you wear a mask with them.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Yu Gi Oh Premier event

 Assuming Konami ships us the materials we will host the Dawn of Majesty Premier Event the Weekend of August 7th. $20 gets you 5 boosters of the new set, a promo card, and entry into the drawing for the mousepad.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Magic Commander

 We are hosting Magic Commander casual play from 3 to 5 p.m .on Sundays  if you are looking for commander play. If there are younger players there we do ask that you wear a mask while playing

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Wingspan

 We will be getting 8 copies of Wingspan in tomorrow, as well as 8 copies of the European expansion set. Better get them quickly as we expect them to move fast.

Monday, July 26, 2021

D&D

 When you come to a D&D session, if you are new, it helps to have an idea of the character you want to play. We have a number of pre-generated characters and can pull out one that approximates your wishes. If you want something that is too specific or too far off from the campaign, you will likely have to modify your choice. Remember, it is the DMs choice as to what characters are allowed in the campaign.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Munchkin

 You like Munchkin, we have Munchkin. you want to mess with other players in a game of Munchkin, we have bookmarks that will let you do just that. For every $10 you spend on Munchkin, you will receive one Munchkin bookmark to use to raise havoc with in your next Munchkin game.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

 Goes on sale tomorrow. We have single cards, draft, Set and Collector booster packs and boxes available of Set and Collector boosters as well as Bundles. As with many stores, we were allocated, much like Strixhaven, on our draft booster boxes.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

D&D

 In response to demand, we are starting up another slot of D&D on Thursday nights from 5:30 to 8:30. Cost is the purchase of a $5 Iron Rations card per session. WE are limited players to 6. Players start at 5th level and may only use materials from the core print books in creating their characters. The DM has the right to approve or disapprove any character class or race that does not fit with the campaign so get here about 15 minutes early so they can look it over.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Masks

 If you are not vaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask when you come into the store. Of course, we are not going to ask you if you are vaccinated or not but you are free to tell us. We have noticed COVID numbers creeping back up and, while they are not as bad as last fall, they are certainly worse than last month.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

More Orks

 The Orks have an army box coming out on the 24th. WeE have 4 of these coming.


Beast Snagga Orks Army Set
 

• A must have purchase for Ork fans
• Contains 26x brand new Ork miniatures: 1x Zodgrod Wortsnagga, 1x Nob on Smasha Squig, 3x Squighog Boyz, 1x Bomb Squig, 20x Beast Snagga Boyz
• The first opportunity to get the new edition of Codex: Orks – a 136pp Launch Edition, featuring a full art cover with no text
• Also includes 52x Datacards
• Available while stocks last
• Approx 32% Added Value

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Book of Exalted Deeds

 Book of Exalted Deeds has already been banned in Magic Arena play since the lack of a sideboard keeps the player against which it is used from responding effectively. Konami has had problems for years with overpowered or game breaking Yu Gi Oh cards but it seems a greater problem with Magic today than it used to be.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

DC Comics

 DC comics will be on the shelf later tomorrow. They did not arrive on Tuesday so will not have them on the shelf at open tomorrow.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Set

 Adventures in the Forgotten Realms booster box prices are now $129.99 for draft boosters, $149.99 for Set Boosters and $299.99 for Collector Booster boxes. Pre-release kits are $30 each or $25 apiece for 4 or more. Pre-release events this weekend are at 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday with a 2-headed Giant tournament on Sunday.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Top Loaders

 Top loaders for cards have been very hard to get ahold of for several months. We found a source that we can get them from but we would have to sell them for $12 for a pack of 25 to justify bringing them in as the source is asking a fairly high price for them. Would people pay $12 for a pack of top loaders? We are thinking "No". 

Friday, July 9, 2021

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

 Sunday is the last day to pre-register for the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms pre-release. Although we are only running three pre-release events, you may pre-order as many kits as you wish. Cost of the kits is $25 each if paid for by Sunday or $20 each for 4 or more. After Sunday, they increase to $30

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Friday Night Magic

 We will start seated Friday night Magic tomorrow night at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $5, format is Standard. If you are not vaccinated and plan to come, please wear a mask.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Midweek Magic

 Just a reminder that WOTC has changed the FNM Arena program to Midweek Magic. Play a game of Magic in Arena on Tuesday or Wednesday, send us the screeenshot and we will send you a code good for some digital items.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Pre-release

 Join us for the first seated Pre-release in over a year.  Pre-release kits at the door will be $30. Pre pay by July 11 and they are $25 each or $20 each for 4 or more. We will run 3 pre-release events at 5 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m Saturday and a 2 headed Giant at 1 p.m. on Sunday. You may also acquire kits for Pre-release at Home. A limited number Set Booster boxes available as well. You may prepay for them for $129.99, Draft boosters for $109.99 and Collector Booster boxes for $274.99 by July 11. 

Monday, July 5, 2021

Masks 2

 Just to make it clear, you do not need to wear a mask out on the sales floor. We assume you are adult enough to keep your distance from others and not breath in their face. However, if you are in the back, that is an entirely different kettle of fish. Since kids cannot be vaccinated yet, if you are playing in an event with young players, such as Pokemon or some of the D&D sessions, we will ask you to wear a mask. If you are playing in a group of people able to be vaccinated, you will need to either be vaccinated or wear a mask. If you tell us you were vaccinated and we find out you were not, you will be banned from the store.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Masks

 We are making masks optional as of July 5th. If you are playing in events at the store where you are siting either across from or next to someone for long periods of time, we will ask you to either be vaccinated or wear a mask.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Age of Sigmar Dominion

 The Dominion set for Age of Sigmar goes on sale today. At $200, Games Workshop says it has an extra 40% more in it than if sold separately. Much like last year's Warhammer 40,000 Indomitus, this is a one shot release and stores were capped at 15 copies for initial release. Unlike Indomitus, GW says they do not plan to make a second production run for Christmas.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

OP Events

 Once we start running sanctioned events again, starting with FNM on July 9, we will be asking for proof of vaccination or ask you to wear a mask while playing. While we are not seeing any increases in infections immediately in the area, you are going to be sitting across from someone else for a significant period of time and they need to have the security of knowing that you have had the shot for COVID -19 or are going to wear a mask inorder to reduce the liklihood of spreading infection should you be carrying.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

FNM Arena

 WOTC announced yesterday that they are ending the FNM Arena program this week. Well, modifying it. Starting next week, it will be called Midweek Magic. You play between Tuesday and Thursday and send us a screenshot between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Thursday to get your code

Major changes are coming to FNM at Home! Going forward, the program will be called Midweek Magic and run from Tuesday to Thursday. There will be no event the week of July 5. Then, starting on July 13, the first Midweek Magic will run from Tuesday 8am PST to Thursday 8am PST. Beyond the name and date change, there will be no other programmatic changes.

Monday, June 28, 2021

D&D Canceled

 Our Monday DM has come down with a virus so out of caution, we are cancelling tonight's D&D session. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are still on the schedule.

Pokemon Tonight

 No Pokemon tonight since our Gym Leader is sick. Still have plenty of boosters in stock and if you stop by, we will give you credit towards one of the promo cards.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Patches

 We still have some patches left from DCC Day so come in tomorrow and for every $50 you spend on RPG books, dice or miniatures, you can select one patch.

Friday, June 25, 2021

DCC Day

 Join us for Dungeon Crawl Classics Day. Pick up a free copy of this years Adventure Pack and purchase a copy of the limited edition adventure. For every $50 you spend on RPG related materials, get one DCC patch. Play a 1st level DCC adventure from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Magic Play Modification

 WOTC has recommended but not required, the following play modifications during a game of Magic. We have not decided if we will implement them yet when we return to in store OP

Stores also may, if they so wish, modify the rules of Magic play to minimize player contact with other plyers. Of course, said modifications must comply with local laws. WOTC provided examples of such play modifications as:

Players may only shuffle or cut their own decks

Cards must remain on the owner’s side of the table when control is changed

Cards attached to cards owned by other players should not physically touch

Mechanics that require an opponent to search a player’s library, hand, or graveyard are performed by the owner displaying that zone to the active player without cards changing hands

Essentially, it appears that it that stores may implement any change in the rules of play that would prevent one player from touching another’s cards .


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Power of Immediacy

 

. Immediacy—when the customer buys a product at a brick and mortar store, they get to use it immediately. When the exception of digital media and PDFs, everything else purchased online takes time to reach them, anywhere from a day to a month or better.  I was just checking out a Kickstarter produced by a local publisher and backers will not receive the game until next March. Even modeling miniatures with a 3D printer takes several hours to complete

Sunday, June 20, 2021

RIP Andrew Hackard

 

On a somber note, Andrew Hackard, the line editor for Steve Jackson Games Munchkin line passed away this week from  glioblastoma , an aggressive form of brain cancer.  I did not know Andrew Hackard well but I met him several times at various game industry functions and found him gregarious and enthusiastic whether it was discussing Munchkin, other SJG products, Ravenloft or any other topic . If you have played a game of Munchkin in the past decade or ever ventured into the realm of Ravenloft, which he helped keep alive during the years it was out of print say a silent “Thank You” to him the next time you play.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Age of Sigmar Dominion

 We had 9 of these on pre-order but GW is notifying stores that they may be allocated so if you want a set, let us know ASAP:

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Dominion
 
• Strictly available while stocks last
• Containing 2 full armies of Stormcast Eternals and Orruk Warclans Kruleboyz
• All 60 miniatures in this set are push-fit, and includes:
• 21 Stormcast Eternals: – 1x Yndrasta the Celestial Spear, 1x Lord Imperatant with Gryph-hound, 1x Knight-Vexillor with Banner of Apotheosis, 3x Praetors, 1x KnightArcanum, 3x Annihilators and 10x Vindictors
• 39 Kruleboyz: – 1x Killaboss on Great Gnashtoof, 1x Murknob with Belcha-banna, 1x Swampcalla Shaman with Pot-grot, 1x Killaboss with Stab-grot, 3x Manskewer Boltboyz, 10x Gutrippaz, and 20x Hobgrot Slittaz
• Includes the new 360-page, hardback Warhammer Age of Sigmar Core Book
• Also contains a 24-page narrative booklet, and Warscroll Cards and Allegiance Abilities for all the miniatures in the box
• Approximately 200% added value

80-03
US $199/ CAN $239


Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Core Book
 
• A 360-page hardback core book for the brand new 3rd Edition of Warhammer Age of Sigmar
• An essential purchase for any and every fan of Warhammer Age of Sigmar
• Includes background, new and updated rules and new ways to play - the best edition of Warhammer Age of Sigmar yet!
 
80-02
US $65/ CAN $80



General’s Handbook Pitched Battles 2021 and Pitched Battle Profiles

• Contains 2 books: 96-page hardback ringbound book and 34-page softback booklet
• Updates all points for all units in all armies for the new edition of Warhammer Age of Sigmar – an essential purchase
• The essential Matched Play companion for every Warhammer Age of Sigmar fan interested in competitive tournament play
• Contains 12 brand new Battleplans for the 2021 season of competitive play, as well as 14 double-sided tokens which includes all-new Battle Tactic tokens
 
80-18
US $40/ CAN $50



Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Path to Glory Diary
  • 152-page faux leather effect book, that allows Warhammer Age of Sigmar players to track the progress of their armies over their Path to Glory campaign
  • Contains enough pages to track the results of over 70 Path to Glory games, from 4 different Armies
 
90-11
US $35/ CAN $40



Realmscape Objectives Set
  • Contains 6x brand new, multi-part, plastic miniatures for use as Objective Markers in games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar
 
65-16
US $50/ CAN $60



Combat Gauge
  • Ideal for measuring crucial in-game measurements.
  • Measures 3" x 1" along two edges with the remaining edges respectively measuring 0.5" and 2"
  • 3mm thick metal, with a beaten gold-effect finish, with the Warhammer Age of Sigmar logo and icon
 
65-10
US $25/ CAN $30


Realmscape: Ghurish Expanse
  • Contains 2x double-sided gaming boards, for use in the new edition of Warhammer Age of Sigmar
  • Each measures 30" x 22.4"
  • Ideal for games up to 1000 points, this product is a multiple purchase item for games larger than this
 
65-11
US $50/ CAN $60

Base: Orruk Flesh (12ml)
  • A pale green Base paint
  • An essential colour for any Orruk or Ork collector
  • A great purchase alongside the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Dominion box
 
21-56
US $4.55/CAN $5.40

Base: Hobgrot Hide (12ml)
  • A tan like ochre Base paint
  • An essential purchase for those customers wanting to replicate the new Hobgrot Slittaz
  • A great purchase alongside the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Dominion box
 
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Base: Thondia Brown (12ml)
  • A yellow-hued brown Base paint
  • A great base colour for those looking to add variety to the fabrics and leathers of their miniatures
  • An essential purchase alongside the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Dominion box

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Dominion
  • Direct tie-in novel to the new Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Dominion box set Related products:
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Dominion