Alita: Battle Angel Review

Alita: Battle Angel Review

I talked a bit about Alita: Battle Angel‘s source material last week and this week I get to talk about the  film having seen in this past weekend. Disclaimers – I will try to keep this review spoiler free. Also, I saw the film in 2D which means I can’t speak to how well the film shows in full 3D. I’ve been a fan of the Battle Angel/Gunnm series for a couple decades now. I’ve…

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Does the Transformers TCG Have “The Touch”?

Does the Transformers TCG Have “The Touch”?

After a long wait, the Transformers TCG is finally available in Canada! In a market that already has a number of collectible card games vying for your time it makes it challenging for a new product to find footing. Worse, there is always a risk with licenced properties that game design will suffer in hopes that the brand alone will sell the product. Thankfully that’s not the case here. Hasbro owns both the Transformers franchise…

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This Week at Heroes’s Beacon September 10th-16th

This Week at Heroes’s Beacon September 10th-16th

Super Sale Tuesday is back for the month of September! Open Gaming Everyday from Open until Close, a Great Way to Spend Some Time Without Paying Table Fees!! Bring your own or use a demo from our shelf. There is a large selection of games to choose from. We also do not charge table or rental fees! No need to limit your fun to board games, bring some friends to play any of your miniature games, Trading Card…

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Fantasy Flight In-Flight Report 2018

Fantasy Flight In-Flight Report 2018

This week has had a bunch of news come from Fantasy Flight Games.  Earlier in the week it was announced that Christian Petersen, Found and CEO of Fantasy Flight Games will be retiring at the end of the year.  This was a planned when Asmodee bought FFG.  Christian wanted more time to focus on his family, but with the loss of their founder and creator of iconic games light Twilight Imperium we can help but…

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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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