Author Archives: Joshua Hall

New Games: Friday, April 19th, 2019

Big Trouble in Little China: Legacy of Lo Pan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey, wait a minute! This isn’t how it was supposed to go! You’re a reasonable person, but you’ve just experienced some very unreasonable things. For you it’s always in the reflexes, but not this time. You lost against Lo Pan and his minions today… but that doesn’t mean you gotta like it! Lo Pan’s plan was successful, he sacrificed Miao Yin and ascended to his trueform. But have no fear, Egg has a magical artifact called the Tardisian Hourglass that can transport you and your friends through time to stop him once and for all!

The Legacy of Lo Pan expansion increases the player count to up to 6 players who can now embark on an Epic adventure in the core game as well as experience the all-new quest book! You and your pals will play through the new time travel story campaign as you race through time to get all new special rewards to use in the new final showdown to defeat Lo Pan… again.

Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition: Anarch Sourcebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to a blood thriller on the streets of the modern nights. For centuries the Anarch Movement enjoyed an uneasy truce with the Camarilla, but no longer. Now, the Unbound refuse to bow to the sickening hypocrisy and tyranny of their former allies. Claiming the nighttime streets as their own, the Anarchs seek independence from the despotic Elders, by any means necessary. Only the toughest and smartest of self-made vampires will survive. Featuring all-new essays on nocturnal survival and politics from Juhana Pettersson.

Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition: Camarilla Sourcebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The global blood opera of the Camarilla story continues. As the eldest vampires begin to vanish, the Ivory Tower starts to crack under the weight of its own decay. Once it was the mightiest faction of vampires in the world, a stronghold of immortality. Now it retreats into a maze of neo-feudal conspiracies to protect itself against the deadly threat of the Second Inquisition, struggling to enforce the Masquerade in the face of modern technology. Featuring insights and perspectives on unlife in the Camarilla from Mark Rein-Hagen and Matthew Dawkins.

Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition: Slipcase Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vampire: The Masquerade is the original and ultimate roleplaying game of personal and political horror. You are a vampire, struggling for survival, supremacy, and your own fading humanity—afraid of what you are capable of, and fearful of the inhuman conspiracies that surround you.

As a vampire you suffer the pangs of the Hunger, the relentless and terrible thirst for human blood. If you refuse to deal with it, it will overcome your mind and drive you to terrible acts to slake it. You walk this razor’s edge every night.

Dark designs, bitter enemies, and strange allies await you in this World of Darkness.

This special Slip Case set features a copy of the core book, plus the Camarilla and Anarch supplements collected in a special slip case cover.

New Games: Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Aerion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charged with building a new fleet of airships to traverse the Oniverse, you must draft the best blueprints, acquire materials, and recruit a crew to build the most wondrous fleet ever seen.

The Archonts have given you a weighty charge: to build a new fleet, more beautiful than any that has ever sailed the skies. As a master air-shipwright, you have the skills to build a fleet to traverse the skies of the Oniverse, but you must proceed carefully to gather the components you need. In Aerion, one to two players work together to build six airships. Draft the best blueprints, acquire the finest construction materials, and recruit the most skilled crew. Can you build the fleet before your resources run out?

Six included expansions will alter your journey through the skies and offer new challenges to complete. Each expansion adds new cards and gameplay that can be played independently or freely combined. Use new abilities from the Factory cards to complete your most critical task in the Flagship expansion. Race against time with the Hourglasses. Or destroy Outposts and Lairs to defeat the marauding Hellkite.

Kiwetin

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is something odd about the Kiwetin forest: Its spirits have entered into a thrilling race. With the help of the wind, you will have to find your way from one branch to another and catch the sacred flower first. The forest will play tricks on you, though, which could be a help or a hindrance.

Kiwetin is a simple and addictive fast-paced board game. You play as one of these spirits, and your character’s caliber affects the way you move on the board. The randomly placed action tiles offer a unique experience during each game.

Beware of whirlwinds because you might turn everything upside down!

Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embark on your own adventures in J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic world with The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, a fully cooperative, app-supported board game for one to five players! You’ll battle villainous foes, make courageous choices, and strike a blow against the evil that threatens the land—all as part of a thrilling campaign that leads you across the storied hills and dales of Middle-earth.

Each individual game of Journeys in Middle-earth is a single adventure in a larger campaign. You’ll explore the vast and dynamic landscapes of Middle-earth, using your skills to survive the challenges that you encounter on these perilous quests. As you and your fellow heroes explore the wilderness and battle the dark forces arrayed against you, the game’s companion app guides you to reveal the looming forests, quiet clearings, and ancient halls of Middle-earth, while also controlling the enemies you encounter. Whether you’re venturing into the wild on your own or with close companions by your side, you can write your own legend in the history of Middle-earth.

Star Wars RPG: Allies and Adversaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The galaxy is in turmoil. No one can escape the Galactic Civil War, especially the troops and commanders who battle on innumerable worlds throughout the stars. Civilians struggle to survive through legitimate or illegal means, while the scale of combat threatens even the wildlife on many worlds. It is these individuals, from lowly droids to powerful Force users, who will decide the outcome of the war and the future of the galaxy.

This sourcebook collects the profiles for heroic Rebels, evil Imperials, and galactic scum and villainy drawn from all three Star Wars Roleplaying game lines, along with a host of brand-new individuals who have never before been profiled. This sourcebook is an essential collection of NPCs, whether you’re playing Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, or Force and Destiny. In all, over 130 NPCs are fully statted throughout the book for use in any Star Wars Roleplaying campaign!

Wherever you travel in your Star Wars adventures, the Game Master needs to ensure there are plenty of memorable and exciting Non-Player Characters. After all, while the worlds and locations of Star Wars are iconic, it’s the individuals that make this universe so unique. Allies and Adversaries is the perfect resource for bringing these characters to life in Star Wars Roleplaying!

Time Stories: Madame Expansion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After this adventure, nothing will ever be the same again…

Madame is the tenth scenario for T.I.M.E Stories and promises to shake things up.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Order of the Spellcasters Structure Deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The magical masters of Structure Deck: Order of the Spellcasters have transcended the need for physical forms and gained the ability to become Spells themselves! As Pendulum Monsters, they can be played as either monsters or Spell Cards, and have different abilities depending on which you choose.

With most Pendulum Monsters you have to choose between playing it as a monster or a Pendulum Spell, and once you decide, you can’t change your mind. With the new Pendulum Monsters from Structure Deck: Order of the Spellcasters, you don’t have to worry about playing your monsters as Spells because they all have effects that Summon themselves from your Pendulum Zones! After all, what good is being able to convert yourself into pure magical energy if you can’t regain your body later?

This Structure Deck uses the same “Spell Counter” system as the Spellcaster’s Command Structure Deck and the “Mythical Beast” monsters from Extreme Force, so cards from all three can be combined together to create an even more powerful Deck!

New Games: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Adventures in Middle-Earth RPG: Breeland Region Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Bree and The Inn of the Prancing Pony!

Nestled at the foot of the ancient landmark of the Bree-hill, Bree and The Prancing Pony provide a welcome respite from the trials of the road. With a wisdom all its own, Bree has endured for centuries, minding its own business and serving passing travellers with good food and better beer.

Surrounded by deserted and dangerous lands, and watched over by the mysterious Rangers of the North, Bree is the ideal place to begin a new journey or take a rest from a wearying one!

Bree-land Region Guide includes:

  • Details of the Bree-land, including Bree itself, Archet, Combe and Staddle
  • Things to do in Bree: new undertakings and suggested adventure seeds
  • Maps of the Bree-land, Bree and The Prancing Pony
    A complete set of customised journey tables for the Bree-land
  • A new playable culture, The Dwarves of the Blue Mountains
  • Three exciting adventures that begin at level 1 and carry the heroes to 4th level or beyond: Old Bones and Skin, Strange Men, Strange Roads and Holed Up in Staddle.

Bree-land Region Guide contains the information and adventures previously released as Bree for The One Ring Roleplaying Game, fully converted to be compatible with Adventures in Middle-earth and the 5 OGL rules.

Challenge of the Superfriends Card Game

 

 

 

 

 

The Superfriends have gathered at the Hall of Justice to take on the challenge of thirteen of the most sinister villains of all time. Play your cards right and you’ll defeat the Legion of Doom! Based on the classic animated TV show, Challenge of the Superfriends Card Game utilizes Cryptozoic’s new GRYPHON card game engine to deliver a fast-paced, easy-to-learn tabletop experience.

  • Simultaneous play: 2 to 4 players play their cards at the same time to capture Super-Villains!
  • Simple, addictive gameplay that rewards both luck and strategy
  • Cards call forth allies or Super Powers that can change the outcome!
  • Play as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, or Aquaman, with new art based on the classic TV series

Rick and Morty: Look Who’s Purging Now Card Game

 

 

 

 

 

Get ready to unleash your purging instincts with Rick and Morty as you fight to survive the annual purge festival on an alien planet. Play your cards right and you’ll make it out alive! Based on the popular episode of the TV show, Rick and Morty: Look Who’s Purging Now Card Game utilizes Cryptozoic’s new GRYPHON card game engine to deliver gameplay that unfolds at lightning speed and is easy to learn.

  • ​Simultaneous play: 2 to 4 players play their cards at the same time to rack up kills during the annual “Festival”!
  • Simple, addictive gameplay that rewards both luck and strategy
  • Weapon Cards are found items or Rick’s inventions, leading to effects that can change the outcome!
  • Play as Rick, Morty, and others with art from the unforgettable episode of the show

Unrivaled Tournaments come to Fanfare

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During the months of May and June Fanfare will be hosting 18 board/card game tournaments as a part of the Unrivaled Tournament Series 2017.

Unrivaled is on a path to bring the way tabletop tournaments are played to the next level. The Tournament Series 2017 starts in satellite locations, like Fanfare, where participants (aged 13+) vie for advancement to Regional Tournaments and ultimately to the Finals, which will be held in Las Vegas and will award $10,000 to the winner of each of the six games.  Integrating with oomba.com, a platform for planning, organizing and running tournaments for many types of games, Unrivaled hopes to transform how stores and other venues administer gaming events.

This year features six games:

Here is a list of all of our Unrivaled Tournament events:

King of Tokyo:  Saturday, May 13th, 10am :: Sunday, May 21st, Noon :: Saturday, June 17th, 3pm
Nevermore:  Saturday, May 13th, 3pm :: Sunday, May 28th, Noon :: Saturday, June 24th, 10am
Epic Spell Wars:  Saturday, May 27th, 10am :: Sunday, June 4th, Noon :: Saturday, June 10th, 3pm
Munchkin:  Saturday, May 27th, 3pm :: Sunday, June 11th, Noon :: Saturday, June 17th, 10am
Ascension:  Saturday, June 3rd, 10am :: Sunday, June 18th, Noon :: Saturday, June 24th 3pm
Villages & Villains:  Saturday, June 3rd, 3pm :: Saturday, June 10th, 10am :: Sunday, June 25th, Noon

Tour Kaladesh on 40 Mana or less!

Rev up your velocitraption and see the sights of Kaladesh.  Attend our events and help the wonders of this new plane will unfold before you.

Pre-Release events are on the weekend of September 23rd – 25th.  The first will be at Midnight on Friday, September 23rd.  The second will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 24th.  The third will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, September 25th.  All of these events have limited seating and registration is recommended (details about how our new calendar handles registration click here).

The next Kaladesh events will be the two Friday Night Magic events at 5:00 pm on Friday, September 30th.  We will hold both a Standard Constructed event and a Booster Draft event (each player receiving 3 packs of Kaladesh with which to build a 40 card deck).  These events do not require registration.

Our third type of event will be a Sealed Deck, Two-Headed Giant tournament at Noon on Saturday, October 1st.
This event does not require registration.

The final event for Kaladesh will be the Standard Constructed Game Day, held on Saturday, October 22nd.
This event does not require registration.

We look forward to seeing you!

Under an Eldritch Moon

Get out your moonscreen lotion and come out to view the Eldritch Moon.  Attend our events and help (or hinder) Liliana’s plans for the plane of Innistrad.

Pre-Release events are on the weekend of July 15th – 17th.  The first will be at Midnight on Friday, July 15th.  The second will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 16th.  The third will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, July 17th.  All of these events have limited seating and registration is recommended (details about how our new calendar handles registration click here).

The next Eldritch Moon events will be the two Friday Night Magic events at 5:00 pm on Friday, July 22nd.  We will hold both a Standard Constructed event and a Booster Draft event (each player receiving 3 packs of Eldritch Moon with which to build a 40 card deck).  These events do not require registration.

Our third type of event will be a Sealed Deck, Two-Headed Giant tournament at Noon on Saturday, July 23rd. This event does not require registration.

The final event for Eldritch Moon will be the Standard Constructed Game Day, held on Saturday, August 13th.  This event does not require registration.

We look forward to seeing you!

Waldo visits Fanfare for July

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Fanfare is once again participating in Kalamazoo’s Where’s Waldo event, hosted by Bookbug? Your favorite bespectacled, stripey cartoon character will be hiding in twenty-five different local businesses, including Fanfare, for the month of July. Bookbug will have prizes for those who spot him around the town.

“Find Waldo Local in Kalamazoo!” passports list off the businesses where Waldo is hiding. You can get yours at Fanfare or any other participationg location. The first 125 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Bookbug to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers to entry in a grand prize drawing on July 29th, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Kalamazoo, call Bookbug at 269-385-2847.

Join the Battle for Zendikar

Battle for Zendikar Banner

The Battle for Zendikar begins this month.  Attend our events and either aid the forces led by Gideon and Nissa or aid the unknowable Eldrazi as they consume all.

Pre-Release events are on the weekend of September 25th – 27th.  The first will be at Midnight on Friday, September 25th.  The second will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 26th.  The third will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, September 27th.  All of these events have limited seating and registration is recommended (details about how our new calendar handles registration click here).  Starting with Battle for Zendikar we will be using a new prizing format for our Midnight and Sunday events.  These events will last for 4 rounds.  Each player will win one Battle for Zendikar pack for each round they score a match win.  Even if you win no matches, you will win one pack.  Our Saturday event will prize out as before, based on attendance and with first place winning a Sealed Box of Battle for Zendikar.

The next Battle for Zendikar events will be the two Friday Night Magic events at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 2nd.  We will hold both a Standard Constructed event and a Booster Draft event (each player receiving 3 packs of Origins with which to build a 40 card deck).  These events do not require registration.

Our third type of event will be a Sealed Deck, Two-Headed Giant tournament at Noon on Saturday, October 3rd.  Registration is recommended for this event.

The final events for Battle for Zendikar will be the Standard Constructed Game Days, held on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday October 25th.  Both events will begin at 10am.

We look forward to seeing you!

MTG – Origins is Coming

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The final core set for Magic: the Gathering is right around the corner and we’ll be having a host of events where you can play with these new cards.

First up will be our Pre-Release events.  The first will be at Midnight on Friday, July 10th.  The second will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 11th.  The third will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, July 12th.  All of these events have limited seating and registration is recommended (details about how our new calendar handles registration are below).

The next Origins events will be the two Friday Night Magic events at 5:00 pm on Friday, July 17th.  We will hold both a Standard Constructed event and a Booster Draft event (each player receiving 3 packs of Origins with which to build a 40 card deck).  These events do not require registration.

Our last event will be a Sealed Deck, Two-Headed Giant tournament at Noon on Saturday, July 18th.  Registration is recommended for this event.

HOW TO REGISTER

Our new calendar handles registration by “selling” tickets to our events.  We have set up all of our events to have the means of payment as “pay at the door”.  In other words, you don’t have to put in credit card or Paypal information.  Merely enter a little contact information and put the selected ticket in your cart.  When you check out you will only have the option to pay at the door and will receive an email confirmation of your registration (as will we).  If you are going to be signing up for many of our events in the future, you might consider creating a login account for yourself to save the bother of filling in all of that information each time.  If you register and need to cancel, just give us a quick call or email and we’ll put your ticket back into circulation, no worries.  If you have any questions about this process, feel free to call us at 269-349-8866.

Waldo visits Fanfare for July

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Fanfare is once again participating in Kalamazoo’s Where’s Waldo event, hosted by Bookbug? Your favorite bespectacled, stripey cartoon character will be hiding in twenty-five different local businesses, including Fanfare, for the month of July. Bookbug will have prizes for those who spot him around the town.

“Find Waldo Local in Kalamazoo!” passports list off the businesses where Waldo is hiding. You can get yours at Fanfare or any other participationg location. The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Bookbug to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers to entry in a grand prize drawing on July 31, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Kalamazoo, call Bookbug at 269-385-2847.