Magic News – Keywords and Origins

Magic News – Keywords and Origins

With Modern Masters 2015 now released, we’re starting to see more and more news about Magic 2015 Origins and some new cards have been teased. Yesterday Wizards of the Coast posted an article discussing keywords — specifically keywords that they considered ‘evergreen’ and would appear in every set.  The summary is that the landwalk, protection from and intimidate keywords are no longer considered ‘evergreen’ and will not be used.  Protection from will still make an…

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Commanding Dragons

Commanders of Dragons of Tarkir Commander is one of my favorite formats of Magic.  It’s casual, friendly and it allows you to use cards in your collection you might never use otherwise.  The best part of each new set launch for me is finding new cards for commander and specifically new Legendary Creatures that can act as Commanders. Here is a list of all of new Legendary creatures from Dragons of Tarkir and some quick…

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Telestrations – The Telephone Game Meets Pictionary

Telestrations – The Telephone Game Meets Pictionary

Telestrations USAOpoly 4-8 Players (Original) // 4-12 (Party Pack) Ages 12+ 15-30 Minutes Highly Recommended Telestrations has become the new go-to party game at our gatherings.  A hilarious game for 2-8 players that plays better the less skilled you are. Most of us remember playing The Telephone Game as kids.  You’d whisper a message in your friend’s ear who would then pass it along.  By the time the message made it all the way around…

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Happy Anniversary! Year One in Pictures

Happy Anniversary!  Year One in Pictures

Happy Anniversary Heroes’ Beacon! The comic and games store that love built turns one year old this week and we will be celebrating Saturday, October 4th with cake and goodies! The idea for Heroes’ Beacon originally came about over two years ago with some discussions between Steve and Chris.  Both had a dream of running their own comic book shop, but neither could do it alone and raising the funds to get started proved to…

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Why Multiplayer Commander is My Favorite Magic Format

Why Multiplayer Commander is My Favorite Magic Format

I stopped playing Magic the Gathering about a decade ago but returned with the recent release of Theros.  It’s been amazing seeing how the game has grown and changed over the last decade.  There are new rules, mechanics and game formats.  There’s something for everyone. In the last year though, my own favorite format has rapidly become multiplayer Commander. Commander involves players building singleton decks containing 99 cards plus a Legendary Creature to act as…

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Women Who Inspire Us (Update – Day 6)

Women Who Inspire Us (Update – Day 6)

Day 6 – Nichelle Nichols Sixth on our list of inspiring ladies is Nichelle Nichols – American actress, signer and voice artist best known for her role as Uhura on the original Star Trek television series.  In addition to acting Nichelle has recorded albums, written two science-fiction novels (Saturn’s Child and Saturna’s Quest), a memoir (Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories) and worked with NASA to help recruit women and minorities. Nichelle Nichols’ Star…

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Magic the Gathering: Updates from SDCC

Magic the Gathering: Updates from SDCC

San Diego Comic Con is always a great time for fans to of all things geek to get updates on their favorite heroes, shows and games.  For those who love their cardboard addiction, the Magic the Gathering panel did gave us a ton of new and exciting updates! From the Vault: Annihilation (Aug 2014) This 15 card From the Vault set (and the first From the Vault that we should be able to get in…

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Ladies Night: Because Women Love Comics and Games Too!

Ladies Night: Because Women Love Comics and Games Too!

Get to know your female gaming community! Heroes’ Beacon is putting on a ladies only event on August 17 at 6 pm until 9 pm.  This exclusive event is for women only to come and share their common interest in games, comics and other hobbies! As a comic and games store, we want to invite the women of Saint John out, to not only check out our store what we offer, but what Uptown SJ…

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Canada Day at Heroes’ Beacon!

Canada Day at Heroes’ Beacon!

Canada Day is fast approaching, and there are going to be a lot of events going on in uptown Saint John.   You don’t want to miss out!  (http://www.sjcanadaday.ca/main.html) While you’re in the uptown area, why not stop by Heroes’ Beacon and check up on some of the events we’re going to have planned!  We’ll be open on Canada Day from 9am – 5pm with a variety of sales and events! IWK Fundraising! Epic X-Wing…

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Star Wars Miniatures Review

Star Wars Miniatures Review

X-Wing Miniatures Fantasy Flight Games 2 Players Ages 14+ 20+ minutes Highly Recommended I didn’t think it was possible for a table top game to do such a wonderful job capturing the feel of a Star wars dog fight in space!  Featuring detailed miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures game does an amazing job of giving players a fast paced table top strategy game with straightforward, easy to learn mechanics while also providing depth and complexity to…

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