Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes

Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes

With Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes coming this month, I thought I would muse on some of my favourite foes from Dungeons & Dragons over the years. While this book is not going to be an NPC Codex, it will include variations on classic races, demons and other monsters as well as different planes and campaign settings, I have decided to highlight some of my favourite classic NPCs. Vecna was an ancient wizard who had become…

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April Previews 2018

April Previews 2018

DC Comics Man of Steel #1 APR180145 (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Joe Prado (CA) Miguelanxo Prado (A/CA) Ivan Reis A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that’s determined to burn down Metropolis! In Shops: May 30, 2018…

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Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 8 and 9

Countdown to Action Comics 1000 part 8 and 9

Since I missed last week’s countdown due to moving, I will be including part 8 and 9 this week. Foes of Superman #3 How does the being that killed Superman only make it to #3? Doomsday is a very important part of the Superman mythos which is why he makes it to my third spot. First appearing in 1992 and killing Superman at the end of his first storyline, this creature would become one of…

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Countdown to Action Comics week 7

Countdown to Action Comics week 7

For last week’s episode: http://heroesbeacon.com/countdown-to-action-comics-1000-part-6/ This week, there isn’t as much of a theme between friend and foe. I do feel these characters offer a personal touch. These are not the cosmic world shattering characters that sometimes arrive.   Foes of Superman #4 The Parasite is a codename used by numerous villains dating back to 1966. It was in 1987 when Rudy Jones became the Parasite that the character truly came to life. With the ability…

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Our Favourite Games and Most Anticipated

Our Favourite Games and Most Anticipated

As 2017 comes to a close we take a moment to reflect on the games we played this year and the games we are looking forward to in 2018.  These are the favourite games from some of the staff and the games they are most anticipating!  What were your favourite games and what are you itching to get your hands on next year? Steve’s Picks 2017 Favourite: Unearth (Brotherwise Games)  Unearth is a game of…

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Justice League

Justice League

Comic book movies are still going strong. With the release if Wonder Woman, DC proved that they still have the potential to release a quality film. This has excitement for the upcoming Justice League movie at a high point. What better way to get ready for this than to check out some of the comics that have built these characters? These are some of my favourite stories that have built the characters that make the…

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Cosplay Curious: Pokemon Trainers in Training

Cosplay Curious: Pokemon Trainers in Training

If you’ve been following along (or if you haven’t- welcome aboard!) I got Cosplay Curious after attending Fan Expo in 2014. I have completed exactly zero cosplays- til now. But I follow more than a few cosplayers and adore the work that people do. Really mind blowing stuff. What is a Pokemon Trainer? From the Pokemon Wiki: Pokémon Trainer is the term commonly used for a person who catches, occasionally names, and trains several different kinds…

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A review: Kingsburg

A review: Kingsburg

Kingsburg By Scott Brownlee “Your majesty, I feel the coming of winter signals most poorly for my territory. This year’s crop was small, and we have been most devoted to maintaining your standing armies to prevent the resurgence of the goblin invaders.” Build your territory and rise in status in Kingsburg, a game of management and risk for two to five players. Players each construct their provinces as they see fit. Will a new Guard…

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Scythe: A first play review

Scythe: A first play review

I had a chance to play Scythe this weekend with some friends.  It is probably one of the most sought after games right now and after a single play through I see why. Scythe is set in an alternate history of the 1920s during a time of unrest in Europa.  This worker placement / area control game has beautiful art on both the game board and the various cards, great miniatures, and a TON of…

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Board Games To Watch For

Board Games To Watch For

With the rising popularity of board games some distributors are having trouble meeting the initial demand of new games. This means they sell out quickly and you could find yourself waiting months for a restock or worse a reprint of the game to arrive back on shelves. To avoid this frustration you can always preorder games with us. This allows us to properly gauge interest and order an appropriate amount. (Sometimes games are in such…

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