Star Wars: Armada

Star Wars: Armada

Massive Star Destroyers fly to battle against Rebel corvettes and frigates. Banks of turbolasers unleash torrential volleys of fire against squadrons of X-wing and TIEs. Engineering teams race to route additional power to failing shields. Laser blasts and explosions flare across the battlefield. Even a single ship can change the tide of battle. In Star Wars: Armada, you assume the role of fleet admiral, serving with either the Imperial Navy or Rebel Alliance. You assemble…

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Impossible Realities 14

Impossible Realities 14

This September Impossible Realities returns for another great weekend of gaming! Join us in a new location! Contact Steve Henderson or Dana Betts to be added to the schedule! When: Sept 11-13 Doors Open Friday Sept 11 at 6:00PM Cost $20 for the weekend or $10 for each individual day. Games can be scheduled: Friday between 6:00PM – 11:00PM Saturday between 9:00AM – 11:00PM Sunday between 9:00AM – 5:00PM For more information follow the Facebook…

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FFG Organized Play

FFG Organized Play

Fantasy Flight Games offers a large number of popular Deck Building and Miniature games based around popular sources like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Warhammer 40K, Star Wars and original games like Netrunner. The Deck Building games (or Living Card Games) use a core box game that contains enough cards, tokens, and other materials for at least 2 players to get started. Each game puts out monthly expansions that add approximately 60 cards…

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Magic Origins

Magic Origins

Prerelease Events: July 11–12, 2015 Release Date: July 17, 2015 Game Day:August 8–9, 2015   What Is Magic Origins? Magic Origins is a set that explores what it means to start out on a magical journey, and how we change as we progress through our lives. It focuses on five of Magic’s most prominent characters, letting you explore their backstories and transformations as they became Planeswalkers. You’ll get to see their home worlds, learn about…

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Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day!

It’s just about that time! What time? Free Comic Book Day (also fondly known as Geek New Year)!   When? It’s held on the 1st Saturday in May every year! It lands on May 2nd for 2015.   Where? All over the world! But we would love for you to come and celebrate with us at Heroes’ Beacon on 25 Charlotte Street, Saint John, N.B.   Who? Everybody is welcome! If you are are young,…

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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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Ultimate Pi Day is almost upon us!

Ultimate Pi Day is almost upon us!

This Saturday, March 14, is Pi Day! And! It’s even Ultimate Pi Day! If you watch Nerdy Nummies Pi Day video, she talks about what makes it ultimate. And the pie is pretty awesome too! If you’re not into watching her make yummy, delicious pie, Ultimate Pi Day happens once every hundred years and it is when the most numbers of Pi line up with the date. So, this year, Pi Day is March(3) 14,…

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Cosplay Curious: Wig Wear and Care

Cosplay Curious: Wig Wear and Care

Wig Wear and Care We were a small, but mighty few this week, but I know I learned a lot just the same. This month we were focusing on wigs, how to wear them, style them, and care for them. Now, full disclosure, I’ve worn wigs. I have never styled them beyond a brush through or had to care for them- I’ve only ever borrowed them. So, I am guilty of a lot of ‘don’ts’- but…

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Cosplay Curious: Building Armor

Cosplay Curious: Building Armor

I missed this week’s get together. Steve brought home a fantastic illness tht left me at home with a headache and a scratchy throat, whining that I was going to miss Cosplay Night and all the great tips and discussion on building armor. Thankfully, I was provided with some great notes and pictures from Tina and Alaurea! Thanks ladies!! Also, I have changed my cosplay plans slightly to fit better into the time frame between…

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Price adjustments to comics and trade paperbacks

Price adjustments to comics and trade paperbacks

As of January 7th, 2015 all new comics and trade paperbacks will have a price adjustment to reflect the current exchange rate. This is not an adjustment we do lightly or something we wanted to do. When Heroes’ Beacon opened in October 2013 the exchange rate on the US Dollar was 5%. An amount we felt we could fairly easily absorb. Since then the exchange rate has gone up to 18%. That amount added on…

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