A Kidney, for Pete’s Sake Fundraising.

A Kidney, for Pete’s Sake Fundraising.

Since Heroes’ Beacon opened we have been involved with fundraising for good causes like the IWK with their Extra Life program.  We firmly believe in giving back to the community that gave to us and made our shop possible. With Extra Life done for another year we are going to focus on fundraising for something a lot closer to home.  Our dear friend and customer Pete Darling has been diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease and…

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Heroes Unite Deckbuilding Game Review

Heroes Unite Deckbuilding Game Review

Heroes Unite DC Deckbuilding by Cryptozoic Heroes Unite is the second DC Comics Deckbuilding game by Cryptozoic. It can be played as a standalone game or mixed with the original. Cryptozoic has a variety of titles in their line of deckbuilding games (from the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit series, DC Comics and Street Fighter) that use their Cerebus engine mechanics. That is to say that they each play mostly the same, but with some flavor…

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Citadel Technical Paints

Citadel Technical Paints

Games Workshop has released a new range of Technical Paints to aid in giving some depth and grime to your models. If your looking to add rust to tanks, blood to weapons, or ooze to some daemons these paints will make your life easier and your models look great. I’ve already tried out 3 of the 6 and they work exactly like the videos show! Check out these videos to see how each works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw3iLEW1P2o…

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Gaming Spotlight Oct 24th

Gaming Spotlight Oct 24th

  Here are just a few of the new items coming in this week. Do you love Pathfinder?  How about Munchkin?  If the answer is yes to both the you will want to check out MUNCHKIN PATHFINDER!  The love child of Steve Jackson Games and Paizo. Try out new classes like Alchemist and Witch. Join a faction to become an Eagle Knight or a Red Mantis Assassin. Arm yourself with the T-Bone Stake and the…

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Shadowrun

Shadowrun

Our Advanced Scout, Andrew Kelly has reported in on the newest edition of Shadowrun from Catalyst Game Labs.  Copies of this book will be hitting our shelves October 10th, 2013. Shadowrun   The most common question that I get asked about Shadowrun is at the same time the most basic, and yet I find it to be the hardest to answer. Namely, what is Shadowrun? In a technical sense, Shadowrun is a tabletop RPG which…

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Timeline for Heroes’ Beacon opening.

Timeline for Heroes’ Beacon opening.

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about when Read’s closes and Heroes’ Beacon opens so I wanted to take a moment and try to clear that up. Read’s will continue to operate as normal until Friday, September 27th at 9pm.  That means the usual weekly events like D&D Encounters, FNM (Theroes release on the 27th!), Heroclix, etc… will happen as normal.  Anyone that has Mad City Comics loyalty points on their account will have…

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Perks for Pick up!

Perks for Pick up!

The D6, T-shirt, and Tote bag perks are all in now!  People can begin picking them up at Impossible Realities this weekend at our vendor table on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.  After that they will be available in store starting Sunday.  Extras will be for sale at Impossible Realities and then in store after Heroes’ Beacon officially opens. Thank you all for your support!

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Impossible Realities and the fast approach launch of Heroes’ Beacon!

It has been a few weeks so I thought I should bring you the latest news from Heroes Beacon. First up, our Paragon sponsor Impossible Realities is having their big annual convention September 13th – 15th.  It is a full weekend of great gaming.  If you enjoy D&D, Magic the Gathering, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, Battletech, Infinity, just about any board game and a slew of other games this is a must attend event!  Heroes’ Beacon will…

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What’s happening?

What’s happening?

As most of you may have noticed it is August and we have not made the big switch over yet. We get asked all the time when it is going to happen so I thought I’d talk a bit about it here. The process of starting a new business is one which we have never experienced before, so there have been a few things that are taking longer than we expected. Couple that with a…

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