Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Monday, October 30, 2023
Sunday, October 29, 2023
We are holding our annual Halloween party today. Come in and get a ticket for the 4:30 drawing. One ticket for coming in, one if you are in costume, one with your prefered customer card and 1 for each stamp you earn on your Castle Card today.
We also have cupcakes and cookies in the back room and casual Commander play.
Friday, October 27, 2023
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
If you are looking for a fun 2 player board game, I strongly recommend boop. A player wins by being the firt one to get 3 cats lined up on the bed. Of course, being cats, they are always pushing each other off the bed. Great game that sold out last Christmas so, if you are interested, pick up a copy soon.
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Had a few people asking us about pre-release for the new Pokemon set. Unfortunately, due to our Pokemon metrics, we no longer qualify for pre-release events. The Pokemon company wants us to be running and reporting in store play but since we have no one coming in during casual play time on Saturday, we have no results to turn in. If you want us to host pre-relase events again, we need people to come in and register for Pokemon causal play so that we can submit those numbers and build up to the level where we get offered pre-releses again.
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Monday, October 16, 2023
WOTC has announced another change in booster format. Starting with Murders in Karlov Manor, Draft and Set boosters will be combined into one booster format called Play Boosters. Play Boosters will offer the card treatments and types found in the Set booster with the quantity and assortment found in Draft boosters, essentially allowing drafting and sealed deck play with Set boosters, which was not possible before. Another change is the addition of "Special Guest" cards, a set of 10 reprint cards, thematically appropriate added to The List with new art.
Since Play boosters will debut with Murders, expect the pre-release for that set to run more, as Set boosters currently run a buck or 2 higher than draft do.
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Friday, October 13, 2023
We received one display of Lorcana Decks and one of Lorcana boosters today. We are holding the box of boosters back for purchase by those who play in our Wednesday Lorcana League but the decks are out on the shelf. Each comes with one pre-constructed deck and one Chapter 1 booster.
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
We are seeing quite a bit of back and forth discussion on one of our Facebook posts regarding Banned Books Week. Apparently, some people are convinced if a book is challenged or banned, it contains obscene material. That is not always the case as books such as The Grapes of Wrath, Catcher in the Rye, Go Ask Alice and To Kill a Mockingbird rank among those that have been challenged or banned at one time or another. In the graphic novel area, both Killing Joke, for its implication of rape, and Watchment, for its depictions of violance, have both been challenged and banned. The thing about challenging a book to pull it from the shelves, is the Streisand Effect, which causes people to do the very thing you do not want them to do.
Thanks to the Streisand Effect, a Tennessee school board vote to pull Maus from the shelves increased the sales of the book exponentially. We sold more copies of Maus in 2022 than we had in the previous decade.
In general, the best thing to do with a book that you find objectionable is to not read it, and not let your children read it and maybe ask someone like a librarian to look it over. Making a public spectable of it only serves to call attention to it.
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Taking orders for the below. Need numbers by 9 p.m. Monday night. Lots of new Space marines coming.
CODEX: SPACE MARINES (HB) (ENGLISH)
CODEX: SPACE MARINES (HB) (FRENCH)
SPACE MARINES: COMPANY HEROES
SPACE MARINES: TERMINATOR SQUAD
S/MARINES: CHAPLAIN IN TERMINATOR ARMOUR
SPACE MARINES JUMP PACK INTERCESSORS
SPACE MARINES: CAPTAIN WITH JUMP PACK
DATASHEET CARDS: SPACE MARINES (ENGLISH)
DATASHEET CARDS: SPACE MARINES (FRENCH)
S/MARINES: STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD
CHAP. APPROVED LEVIATHAN MISSION DECK EN
CHAP. APPROVED LEVIATHAN MISSION DECK FR
SPACE MARINES: BRUTALIS DREADNOUGHT
SPACE MARINES: DESOLATION SQUAD
SPACE MARINES: LIEUTENANT
WARHAMMER 40000: SPACE MARINES DICE
WRATH OF THE LOST (PB)
Friday, October 6, 2023
Want to see what Carbondale looks like to a filmmaker making a horror/slasher film set in Carbondale? Then spend a couple of hours watching Haunt, which was actually filmed in Kentucky and shows absolutely no locations in Carbondale. Even the establishing shot, showing "campus housing", does not show a recognizable street in the city.
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Sunday, October 1, 2023
As the sponsor for the fall slate of movies at the Varsity Center, we will be giving away tickets to the 7 p.m. Thursday showing of each film. Win tickets by answering trivia questions about the film. Questions will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages, with a different question going out to our email list, which you can join by going to the website at Castle Perilous.