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February 2020 Previews: Carman’s Picks

Colonel Weird: Cosmagog #1 (of 4)

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April 22, 2020

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Tyler Crook

From the world of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer series comes a bizarre sci-fi adventure origin story!

Wacky space adventurer Colonel Randall Weird leaves Black Hammer farm and embarks on a strange journey through space and time for something that he’s long forgotten with his sanity and life at stake!

“Jeff Lemire’s Black Hammer feels like it’s walking two roads-one honoring the past of superhero comics, and one forging a path into the future of the genre.”-Cullen Bunn

At this point, every Black Hammer spinoff has made my Previews picks. I don’t see that changing anytime soon. This may be the one I’m most excited for — Colonel Weird is such a great character and I’ve loved Tyler Crook’s work in B.P.R.D. and Harrow County.

Adventureman #1

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April 29, 2020

Publisher: Image Comics

(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson

SERIES PREMIERE! A CATACLYSMIC ADVENTURE DECADES IN THE MAKING!
In this WILDLY AFFORDABLE TRIPLE-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE, revisit how the legend of the greatest pulp hero of them all, ADVENTUREMAN, ended in a heartbreaking CLIFFHANGER with our hero facing execution at the vile hand of his ultra-nemesis BARON BIZARRE on the eve of the MACABRAPOCALYPSE…or did it?!? Eighty years after his apparent demise, single mother Claire and her Adventurefan son Tommy seem to be the only two people alive that remember the thrilling ADVENTUREMAN sagas…but from that memory burns THE SPARK OF RESURRECTION! WHERE HIS STORY ENDED…HER STORY BEGINS! This sense-obliterating, earth-shaking, imagination-quaking adventure that spans generations comes to you from MATT FRACTION (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye) and TERRY & RACHEL DODSON (X-Men/Fantastic Four, RED ONE)!!!

How could you not pick this up? It is “wildy affordable,” after all. The Dodson’s work in Previews looks great (go pick up X-Men/Fantastic Four!) and I’ll try anything new from Matt Fraction.

The Ludocrats #1 (of 5)

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April 1, 2020

Publisher: Image Comics

(W) Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol (A) Tamra Bonvillain (A/CA) Jeff Stokely

SERIES PREMIERE! The Ludocrat! The ludicrous aristocrat! A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune and an M-rated Asterix & Obelix! Baron Otto Von Hades and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they’re going to save us all have a nice time.

KIERON GILLEN (DIE, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) and JIM ROSSIGNOL (Sir, You Are Being Hunted) write! JEFF STOKELY (The Spire) draws! TAMRA BONVILLAIN (Once & Future) colors! Clayton Cowles (BITTER ROOT, DIE) letters! The universe screams in pleasure, writhing, finally satisfied, complete, joyous!

At first glance, this may not be a book that would typically catch my eye but the creators attached to it have pulled me in. That’s one of the greatest things about comics as a medium, as well — there’s almost no barrier to entry in trying something new!

Dead Dog’s Bite #1 (of 4)

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April 8, 2020

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

(W/A) Tyler Boss (CA) Ian Bertram

Cormac Guffin has gone missing. It’s been three days and no one has seen hide nor hair of her. The police have nothing, and the townsfolk are acting more like a funeral procession than a search party. If Cormac has any hope of being found, it rests on the slouching shoulders of her best friend Joe. Joe will need her wits about her though, because, like any story worth hearing, nothing is what it seems.

From award-winning cartoonist Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk into a Bank) comes the story of a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a candy wrapper.

o  From award-winning cartoonist Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk into a Bank)

Ooh right, I do have a copy of 4 Kids Walk into a Bank on my shelf. Looks like it may be time to finally dip into that. I’ve heard great things about that book and the premise of Dead Dog’s Bite certainly has me interested.

January 2020 Previews: Carman’s Picks

Strange Adventures #1 (of 12)

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March 4, 2020

Publisher: DC Comics

(W) Tom King (A) Evan Shaner (A/CA) Mitch Gerads

After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end “best of lists,” the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle. The comic book of 2020 will be Strange Adventures.
The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan “Doc” Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, and DC: The New Frontier-a story of blood, war, and love that readers will be talking about for years to come.
Adam Strange is the hero of Rann, a man famous throughout the galaxy for his bravery and honor. After leading his adopted home to victory in a great planetary war, Adam and his wife Alanna retire to Earth, where they are greeted by cheers, awards, and parades. But not all is as happy and nice as it seems, as the decisions Adam made during battles on Rann come back to haunt his family and threaten the entire DC Universe. And now a surprise DC hero will have to choose between saving Adam Strange and saving the world.  
A story like no other, Strange Adventures is an ambitious, thrilling, shocking, and beautiful 12-issue saga that will push Adam Strange to the breaking point-and beyond!

If you’ve been following comic books even just a little bit over the past year or so, you already know that Tom King and Mitch Gerads doing a limited series together is a big deal. If you’re new to that concept, go on out and treat yourself to a copy of Mister Miracle. You’re in for a treat.

Decorum #1

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March 11, 2020

Publisher: Image Comics

(W) Jonathon Hickman (A/CA) Mike Huddleston

SERIES PREMIERE! There are many assassins in the known universe. This is the story of the most well-mannered one. “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what knife you use.”

If you’re familiar with Jonathon Hickman’s creater-owned work, I know what you may be asking yourself right now — is this book going to take the next 10 years to wrap up? Who knows! Last I heard, Hickman’s been waiting to put out solicits until books were completed or near completion but either way, I’m also very excited for a new Hickman book. Some what recent recommended reading: House of X/Powers of X (soon to be collected together as Dawn of X), Black Monday Murders, and East of West.

X-Ray Robot #1 (of 4)

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March 25, 2020

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

(W/A/CA) Mike Allred

Max is a family man seeking a more interesting life. While conducting a new experiment at work, the fabric of his reality is torn before his eyes, and a robotic figure appears, claiming to be his 277-year-old self. The robot is able to “X-Ray” multiple dimensions and battles a nihilistic entity from another dimension who wants to take all life to its “Pre-Big Bang” status.  Max and the robot embark on an interdimensional roadtrip through past and future to take down the “Nihilist” and save the universe!
o Mike Allred’s new bizarre superhero character X-Ray Robot!
“One of the best cartoonists in all of comics has done it again! X-Ray Robot is another Allred homerun!!” -Brian Michael Bendis
“Michael Allred kicks so much ass I can barely stand it. X-Ray Robot is the work of a master!” -Rob Thomas creator of Veronica Mars

I guess this makes for book number three on the list this month of “hey, these are creators I don’t want to pass up on!” Mike Allred’s art is rad and I will always check out something new from him. Recommended reading: X-Statix and Silver Surfer.

Starship Down #1 (of 4)

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March 18, 2020

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

(W) Justin Giampaoli (A/CA) Andrea Mutti

A cultural anthropologist consults with US Naval Intelligence to investigate the discovery of an extraterrestrial ship buried under the ice for thousands of years in Siberia. The meddling Russians, Vatican officials, the international media spotlight, and her own insecurities all threaten her efforts to keep the fabric of society from crumbling.
o A brand-new thriller with blistering art from Andrea Mutti.

First contact and clandestine organizations — two big checkmarks in my favorite kinds of story ideas. I will definitely be checking this one out!

December 2019 Previews: Carman’s Picks

Hellboy & B.P.R.D.: Return of Effie Kolb #1 (of 2)

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February 19, 2020

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

(W/CA) Mike Mignola (A) Zach Howard

Years after he banished the Crooked Man, Hellboy returns to Appalachia when a young psychic warns Tom Ferrell of looming danger. But the Crooked Man’s house is no longer empty, and threats both new and old simmer in the Virginia woods. Mike Mignola returns to continue the tale of “The Crooked Man.” He’s joined by artist Zach Howard and colorist Dave Stewart for a stellar fright fest!

The Crooked Man is one of the best Hellboy short stories ever written (and beautifully drawn by Richard Corben) and is a strong contender for my favorite. I can’t wait to see Mignola revisit such a classic tale in that universe. Pictured above is cover B drawn by Mignola himself.

Tartarus #1

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February 12, 2020

Publisher: Image Comics

(W) Johnnie Christmas (A/CA) Jack Cole

SERIES PREMIERE! A new adventure series with all the sci-fi drama of Breaking Bad set in Mos Eisley! Promising young cadet Tilde is framed for crimes against the empire after discovering her mother was the ruthless warlord of the deadly colony Tartarus, a vital player in the galactic war. Now, Tilde’s only way home may be to reclaim her mother’s dark crown. #1 New York Times bestseller JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS (Alien 3) and artistic phenom JACK T. COLE (The Unsound) kick off this ongoing series with 44 big pages of story!

I was introduced to both Johnnie Christmas and Jack Cole in Image Comics’ Island magazine so it’s cool to see them working together. The premise sounds like it could be a really rad, pulpy sci-f to boot. If you’re looking to brush up on their work beforehand, check out The Unsound drawn by Jack Cole and Firebug written and drawn by Johnnie Christmas.

X-Men+Fantastic Four #1 (of 4)

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February 5, 2020

Publisher: Marvel Comics

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Terry Dodson

KRAKOA. Every mutant on Earth lives there … except for one. But now it’s time for FRANKLIN RICHARDS to come home.
It’s the X-MEN VS. the FANTASTIC FOUR and nothing will ever be the same.
Rated T+

It’s Chip Zdarsky, y’all. The guy needs you to buy his book, it’s all he’s got. That, and a burning disdain for Ryan Stegman.

Godkillers #1

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February 19, 2020

Publisher: Aftershock Comics

(W) Mark Sable (A) Maan House (CA) Jeremy Haun

Abdul Alhazred is an Arab-American folklore professor-turned-soldier whose fear of death stems from uncertainty about the existence of an afterlife. Then he joins THE GODKILLERS, a special forces unit tasked with fighting insurgents who use mythological creatures as weapons of mass destruction. Now that he knows that the supernatural exists, he’ll have to decide which is worse – death or the nightmarish monsters he thought were mere legends. From writer Mark Sable (Grounded, Fearless, Supergirl) and newcomer artist Maan House, THE GODKILLERS is a monster story for the modern age.

So, I think I’m still not over B.P.R.D. being finished. I’m not saying that The Godkillers is going to fill that void but the premise certainly gives off some similar vibes. I guess I’m a sucker for secret task forces coming face-to-face with the fringes of reality.

Finger Guns #1

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February 26, 2020

Publisher: Vault Comics

(W) Sabs Cooper, Justin Richards (A) Val Halvorson (CA) Arjuna Susini

Two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst.
Oh yeah… and chaos.
So much chaos.

Pretty short solicit here but Vault has been showing time after time that it’s always worth picking up and trying their new series.

Plunge #1 (of 6)

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February 19, 2020

Publisher: DC Comics

(W) Joe Hill (A) Stuart Immonen (CA) Jeremy Wilson

In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth’s dead…only to find that in this remote part of the Arctic Circle the dead have plenty to say to the living…Joe Hill and Stuart Immonen’s Plunge into terror begins here!

I’ve yet to dip into Joe Hill’s new imprint, Hill House, but Plunge has grabbed my attention. There’s not necessarily anything groundbreaking in the description but I enjoy a good ghost ship story. That reminds me, I still need to finish Man of Medan.

Fanfare Holiday Specials 2019

The holidays are here and so are Fanfare’s holiday specials!

All of the specials listed below are good while supplies last now through December 24th:


Previously Owned Board Games are 50% off!


Buy 1 Regular Price Statue or Bust, Get 1 of Equal Or Lesser Value for 50% Off!


All Regular Price Playmats are 20% Off!


For Every $50 You Spend On Regular Priced Board Games and Non-CCG Card Games, Get a Free Gift!


Spend Over $100 on Regular Priced Back Issues Valued $20 Or Less, Get 20% Off Those Issues! Spend Over $300 and Get 30% Off!


Buy One The Walking Dead Softcover Graphic Novel and Get Another of Equal Or Lesser Value for 50% Off!


For Every $50 Spent on Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Products, Receive A Free 2018 Yu-Gi-Oh! Advent Calendar!


For Every $50 Spent on D&D or Pathfinder Books, Receive A Free Icons of the Realm: Guildmaster’s Guide To Ravnica Mini Booster!


Buy One Pokemon Celestial Storm Booster Box & Receive 10 Free Pokemon Booster Packs Your Choice! [Only 3 Of This Deal Available!]

New Games: Friday, November 29th, 2019

Genesys RPG: Expanded Player’s Guide and Game Master’s Screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Expanded Player’s Guide contains a wealth of knowledge for players eager to equip their characters with interesting new gear, vehicles, and spells and Game Masters designing their own settings. This is the first expansion book that is for Genesys as a whole, rather than focusing on a specific setting. This 112-page book features three exciting new example settings, a step-by-step guide that makes creating your own settings easier than ever, new rules for creating your own vehicles, quick rules for creating your own adversaries, and new spells and talents for the Genesys Magic System to further customize your games.

The Genesys Game Master’s Screen will help you keep your notes, dice rolls, and plans hidden from your players while also providing handy information. This three-panel screen has the most commonly referenced rules and charts to keep your games flowing quickly and smoothly.

Legend of the Five Rings LCG: Shoju’s Duty Dynasty Pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duty above all else. This is the creed of the Scorpion, and it has served them well. Slowly gathering power over the decades, the Emerald Empire’s most deceptive clan found themselves in the spotlight of Otosan Uchi. Now, as the Empire is thrown into chaos, it falls to the ever-loyal Scorpion Clan to hold Rokugan together, and once more put themselves in the spotlight.

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Shoju’s Duty, the final dynasty pack in the Inheritance cycle for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!

Shoju’s Duty introduces a new version of the Scorpion Clan Champion, as well as new tools for every Great Clan to find their place in the new order of Rokugan.

Star Wars Legion Miniatures Game: Paint Sets

 

 

 

 

 

 

The quick flash of a blaster bolt. The deep crimson robes of the Imperial Royal Guard. From the soft glow of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber to the brilliant gleam of a Stormtrooper’s armor, the Star Wars galaxy is awash in vibrant color. These colors illuminate the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War, breathing life into the epic struggle between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. Soon, you’ll have the chance to bring your own Star Wars armies to life in beautiful color faithful to a galaxy far, far away.

Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce three paint sets for Star Wars™: Legion!

  • Core Paint Set
  • Imperial Paint Set
  • Rebel Paint Set

With all the essential colors to depict the troopers and vehicles of the Galactic Civil War, these paint sets are the perfect entry point for miniature painters looking to add some thematic flair to their Star Wars: Legion armies. Containing a total of 34 paints, two distinct washes, and two fine tipped brushes between these three sets, you’ll have all the tools you need to take your armies to the next level.

Dragon Ball Super Card Game: Gift Box 2 and Gift Box 3

New Games: Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Marvel HeroClix Unpainted Miniatures

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wave 1 includes: Wolverine (pictured above), Cyclops, Storm, Emma Frost, Magneto, Cannonball, Magik, Warbird, and Psylocke.

WizKids Unpainted Miniatures: D&D Nolzur’s Wave 10, Pathfinder Deep Cuts Wave 10, WizKids Deep Cuts Wave 10 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nolzur’s Wave 10 includes: Human Female Paladin, Human Female Rogue, Human Female Sorcerer, Goliath Male Barbarian, Goliath Female Barbarian, Elf Female Cleric, Human Male Warlock, Human Female Warlock, Half-Elf Male Monk, Half-Elf Female Monk, Kneku Adventurers, Succubus & Incubus, Iron Golem, Clay Golem, Drider, Grung (pictured above), Air Elemental, Fire Elemental, Earth Elemental, Water Elemental, Black Dragon Wyrmling, Red Dragon Wyrmling, and Blue Dragon Wyrmling.

Pathfinder Wave 10 includes: Half-Orc Male Druid, Elf Male Rogue, Necromancers (pictured above), Bone Golem, and Pit Devil.

WizKids Wave 10 includes: Tend & Lean-To, Bedrolls, Camp Fire & Sitting Log, Archery Range, Horse & Hitch, Well, Heroic Statue, Fountain, Bounty Board, Piles of Wood, Signs & Lights, Guards, Mayor & Town Crier (pictured above), Guillotine, and Hanging Cage.

New Games: Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Bang! the Dice Game: Undead or Alive Expansion

 

 

 

 

 

BANG! The Dice Game: Undead or Alive includes five “modules” for BANG! The Dice Game that can be used on their own or combined in any way desired.

This expansion adds eight new enraged gunslingers and two new duel dice for fighting duels. If you lose a duel, you must draw a duel wound token. During your turn, each duel wound token you have cancels one identical symbol rolled on a die that you decided to keep.

The new dice also feature another new symbol: the whiskey bottle. If you roll a whiskey bottle during your turn and you have no duel wound tokens to discard or if you lose two or more life points in one turn, you must draw a rage card; the symbols on those cards are added to the results of the dice!

With four or more players, you can play the “Undead or Alive” module, which adds a deck of boneyard cards. If the boneyard overflows with corpses, a zombie outbreak might begin!

Deckscape: The Curse of the Sphinx

 

 

 

 

 

 

During a visit to the ancient Egyptian monuments, an unforeseeable event locks the players in a secret room inside the pyramid. Will they be able to decipher the enigmatic hieroglyphics and find a way out before the mummy catches them?

Deckscape: The Curse of the Sphinx is the sixth title in a series of cooperative games inspired by real escape rooms in which a group of people is “trapped” inside a room full of puzzles and odd items. The goal of the game is to solve puzzles, understand the plot of the story, and make intelligent use of the items provided in order to exit from the room as quickly as possible.

Geek Out!: Disney Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geek Out! is a party game that can determine once and for all which player is the most knowledgeable about your favorite pop culture subjects!

In the game, you draw cards asking you to list a certain number of things which fall under a certain category: comic books, fantasy, games, science fiction, and miscellaneous. Before you begin, however, the other players may try to steal your points (and bragging rights!) by bidding to list even more than the card requires. The bidding continues until one player is ready to “out-geek” their friends. Collect a predetermined number of cards, and you win!

Geek Out! Disney features 350 questions about ninety years of Disney productions.

Munchkin: Duck Tales Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Munchkin: Disney DuckTales, players choose from Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and other DuckTales icons to battle it out against monsters (and each other) while uncovering treasure that will have you swimming in gold — just like “Unca Scrooge”!

True to the original Munchkin game, your goal is to collect as much treasure as possible while enlisting the help of interesting Items and Allies you’ll come across during your adventures. If you’re the first to reach Level 10, you win! However, watch out for conniving villains such as Bigtime Beagle or Curses that could distract you from becoming filthy rich.

The treasure hunt begins as soon as the first player “Kicks Open a Door” to reveal what’s hidden on the other side. If a villain is nowhere to be found, you’ll be free to use your Class skills to “Loot the Room” for hidden items and treasures. Will you uncover the Crown of Genghis Khan or Magica’s Magic Mirror to aid you on your quest? If you’re not so lucky, you’ll be greeted by that stingy Flintheart Glomgold, the wicked Magica DeSpell, and other bad guys that must be defeated using card bonuses, powerful Treasure items, Ally cards such as Bubba the Caveduck and Donald Duck, or even teaming up with other players! Choose your friends wisely!

When you’re feeling as mischievous as Huey, Dewy, and Louie, you may also decide to “Look for Trouble” and fight a monster already in your hand. Use your best judgment to decide if combat will increase your chances of winning, or send you into a tail spin.

Codenames: Simpsons Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Codenames: The Simpsons combines the hit social word game Codenames, while featuring characters and locations from thirty years of The Simpsons.

In Codenames, two teams — Team Homer and Team Bart — compete to see who can guess all of their “field agents” (identified by either a word or picture) correctly first — but those field agents are hiding in plain sight in a 5×5 grid that includes the agents of the other team, neutral words, and an assassin that will cause you to lose the game immediately if you guess it. One person on each team is a spymaster and only these two know which agents belong to each team. Spymasters take turns giving one-word clues that can help their teammates identify multiple agents on the board. Their teammates try to guess agents of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team — and everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Epic Monster Cards and Creature & NPC Cards

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Epic Monster Set consists of 77 laminated, over-sized cards. This set expands on the previous releases by adding the most dangerous monsters to your menagerie and allows Dungeon Masters to bring even more enemies to their tabletop in card form.

The Creature & NPC Set features 182 creatures and people from the Monster Manual and Volo’s Guide to Monsters. It will be a welcome addition to any Dungeon Master’s collection.

New Games: Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Aftermath

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aftermath is an Adventure Book Game in which players take on the role of small critters struggling to survive and thrive in a big, dangerous world. Humans have mysteriously vanished, and the remnants of civilization are quickly being reclaimed by nature and the animals who still remain.

In the game, you play as a misfit band of critters known by their colony as “providers”. There’s the guinea pig with anger issues, a hamster that talks fast and drives faster, a small mouse with keen eyes and a lot to prove, and a mysterious vole who’s borderline feral. These characters each have their own personalities, play-styles, and personal goals.

You’ll leave the safety of your colony and venture out into the abandoned world on one of 20+ story-driven missions and side missions. Scavenge the ruins of mankind in search of food and supplies for your colony, but beware — the world is filled with bandits and predators, and you must fight or flee to stay alive.

Return to your colony with resources and information that will help your friends and family survive. Grow your colony and keep it safe by building structures and improvements with the spoils of your adventures, but plan accordingly, for the colony will face hardship each time you leave it…

Dragon Ball Super Card Game: Malicious Machinations Boosters, Parasitic Overlord Decks and Android Duality Expert Decks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Legion Miniatures Game: Dewback Rider Unit Expansion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within this expansion, you’ll find an unpainted, beautifully-detailed Dewback miniature featuring a Sandtrooper rider with four distinct customization options: your Dewback Rider can be built carrying their standard shock prod, or you can equip them with three different weapons. On top of the ability to customize the look of your Dewback Rider, this Unit Expansion gives you plenty of ways to tweak how this unit operates in the thick of battle. Six upgrade cards accompany the miniature, letting you modify its armament, training, or the comms systems it carries into battle. Rounding out this expansion are a unit card and all the tokens you need to deploy it as a support unit for your Imperial armies.

Immersive Battle Maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a Dungeon Master you never know where your party is going to get into trouble next. Gone are the days of drawing and redrawing the most basic of maps and landscapes. 30 highly detailed, full color, gridded battle maps of common and curious fantasy locations. Double laminate finish on each page to facilitate the use of dry erase markers. Lay flat binding allows you to play on a level surface whether you are using the first map or the last.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Mystic Fighters Booster Packs

 

 

 

 

 

Once Upon a Time: Fairytale Mash-Ups Expansion

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Together Now!

Everyone knows Cinderella, Humpty Dumpty, and the Three Bears. And everyone knows to avoid magic bean peddlers and ovens big enough for children. But what happens when all these classic fairytale elements — and more! — come together in the same story?

Mash-ups is an expansion for Once Upon a Time, the card game where players tell a story using cards that show fairytale elements and endings. Add these cards to your Once Upon a Time game to find out what happens when classic fairytales collide!

Tsuro Phoenix Rising

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long ago, a vengeful god stole the stars from the night sky. To illuminate the night, hopeful people sent glowing paper lanterns floating toward the heavens. Out of nowhere, clever magical phoenixes appeared, soaring through the sky. As they flew from lantern to lantern, their enchanted touch changed the lanterns into new stars! The phoenix who can create a constellation of seven new stars will be the champion of a world looking for light!

Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is a new entry in the classic Tsuro series. The game shares a bond with the foundations of the venerable original: play tiles, move pawns, and stay in play, but it introduces a revolutionary board that allows for the double-sided tiles to flip and rotate throughout the game, creating diverging paths and opening up new strategies.

Featuring gorgeous phoenix miniatures, beautiful lantern tokens, and unique gameplay elements such as life tokens that allow your phoenix to be reborn from the ashes once per game, Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is a new chapter in the legacy of Tsuro!

Pokemon TCG: Tag Team Generations Premium Collection, Collector Chest 2019, and 2019 World Championship Decks

 

 

 

 

 

New Games: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Roam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Arzium, land of ancient civilizations, bizarre creatures, unexplained wonders, and vibrant characters.

A great sleeping sickness has spread across the land, sending every type of creature to roam for hundreds of miles in a dazed, incoherent march. It’s your job to seek them out and wake them from their sleepwalk, recruiting them to help you find even more lost souls!

In Roam, you and up to three friends compete to find lost adventurers. The game includes more than fifty unique, tarot-sized adventurer cards, which feature characters from Near and Far, Above and Below, and Islebound. The opposite side of each card depicts a landscape split into six squares, and two rows of three of these cards are placed in the center of the playing area to make the board.

Each turn, you may activate one of the adventurer cards in your party by flipping the card face down. Activating an adventurer allows you to place search tokens on the board in the shape depicted on your adventurer card. When every square on a landscape card has been searched, the player who did the most claims the card, finding the lost adventurer and adding them to their party. Each adventurer you add to your party gives you points and a new search pattern that you can use.

When searching, you also claim coins, which can be spent to use special actions or purchase artifacts with useful powers. When one player has ten adventurers in their party, the game ends, and the player with the most points wins.

Moneybags

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Moneybags, players try to have the most gold coins, with each player having their own bag filled with some number of brass coins. If you think you have the most coins, you might want to exit the round to keep them as others will try to transfer coins from your bag to theirs!

New Games: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Eberron: Rising from the Last War

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore the lands of Eberron in this campaign sourcebook for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

This book provides everything players and Dungeon Masters need to play Dungeons & Dragons in Eberron—a war-torn world filled with magic-fueled technology, airships and lightning trains, where noir-inspired mystery meets swashbuckling adventure. Will Eberron enter a prosperous new age, or will the shadow of war descend once again?

  • Meld magic and invention to craft objects of wonder as an artificer—the first official class to be released for fifth edition D&D since the Player’s Handbook.
  • Enter the world of Eberron in a 1st-level adventure set in Sharn, the City of Towers
  • Dive straight into your pulp adventures with easy-to-use locations, complete with maps of train cars, battle-scarred fortresses, and fallen warforged colossi.
  • Explore Sharn, a city of skyscrapers, airships, and intrigue and a crossroads for the world’s war-ravaged peoples.
  • Flesh out your characters with a new D&D game element called a group patron—a background for your whole party.
  • Explore 16 new race/subrace options including dragonmarks, which magically transform certain members of the races in the Player’s Handbook.
  • Confront horrific monsters born from the world’s devastating wars.
  • Prepare to venture into the Mournland, a mist-cloaked, corpse-littered land twisted by magic.

Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Rick and Morty Starter Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

The world’s greatest roleplaying game meets television’s most dysfunctional family! What could possibly go wrong? Coming this fall, D&D has partnered with Adult Swim to bring this boxed set blending the world of Dungeons & Dragons with the mad narcissistic genius of Rick Sanchez’s power-gaming sensibilities, and it includes everything a Dungeon Master needs to channel their inner mad scientist and run a rickrolling adventure for up to 5 players, levels 1 to 3.

Illimat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illimat has the style and flavor of a classic card game with a dynamic twist. As you play, you combine cards and collect them, trying to gather more than your opponents. But hidden Luminaries and changing seasons can alter your plans. Featuring a cloth board, metal tokens, and illustrations by Carson Ellis.

Illimat supports two to four players and a single round takes approximately fifteen minutes. The cloth board is divided into four fields, and the box the game comes in is also a component of the game: it sits in the center of the board and sets the seasons for each field, which affects the actions that can be performed in each field. Turning the box and changing the seasons is a critical part of the strategy of the game.

Illimat has been playtested with devoted gamers and people who haven’t played a game in years. The result is a game that’s easy to learn, dynamic, and just a little bit addictive.

Mystery House

 

 

 

 

 

 

This house mysteriously moves through space and time, and no one knows its destination. Will you be brave enough to enter?

Experience the thrill of an escape room in Mystery House: Adventures in a Box, which features a mix of technology and tradition. You are imprisoned in this house, and the only way out is to solve all the riddles you find inside! You must search for clues in the box, which features multiple doorways on all sides. At the beginning of the game, you insert enigma cards in the box top, and these cards will tell a story as they’re revealed and resolved during play. An app drives you through the game and records the progress of your team and your playtime.

The base game includes two adventures: “Family Portrait” and “The Lord of the Labyrinth”. All future expansions will use the same base game box as a game system.

Reavers of Midgard

 

 

 

 

 

Reavers of Midgard is a single worker placement game with elements of set collection, dice combat and engine building set in the Champions of Midgard universe.

In Champions of Midgard, your quest was to become Jarl. You battled back the trolls, draugr and some of the epic monsters that once threatened the sanctity of your humble port town. Now it’s time to go on the offensive.

In Reavers of Midgard, you’ll be looking to gain glory by raiding nearby villages for their riches, sacking well-fortified castles and battling both man and monster on the open seas. You’ll not only need to take your rowdy crew of vikings and the food needed to keep them happy along for the ride but you’ll also have to recruit a crew of elite warriors – the Reavers.

Reavers can be used in three different ways. They can be made your ship’s leader, earning you a one-time bonus and enabling your warriors to be more versatile in combat. They can also be used to rally more warriors to your cause, filling your ship to the brim with the right fighters for the right situations. Finally, they can also be used to help your crew specialize, earning you a bonus every time your crew sails into battle.

Whoever can earn the most glory after six rounds will be the winner.