Aquaman Volume 1: The Trench

Aquaman Volume 1: The Trench

While many comic fans have always laughed at the idea of Aquaman being anything more than a joke, Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis take this character in a new direction that proves he is no Joke. Between the beautiful art work by Reis and the humour and drama brought on by Johns, this is an easy book to recommend to comic fans, new and old. The story starts with Aquaman stopping by a restaurant for…

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New Board Game Spotlight

New Board Game Spotlight

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow’s Walk Expansion (Avon Hill) Age – 12+ Time – 60 Players – 3 – 6 The house on the hill has a wicked reputation. Those who dare to darken its door often leave steeped in madness and despair — if they leave at all. Now the horror reaches new heights with Widow’s Walk, the first-ever expansion for the critically acclaimed board game Betrayal at House on the Hill….

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Star Wars: Rebellion 1st play and review

Star Wars: Rebellion 1st play and review

I had a chance to check Star Wars: Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.  I must say it is a massive board game!  The board is so large it comes in two pieces!  The box also contains 153 plastic miniatures (gorgeous!), 25 leaders (with stands), 10 custom dice, Over 170 cards, and 2 Faction Boards.   Players (2 – 4) take the sides of the Galactic Empire or the Rebellion during the original Trilogy.  To win…

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Board Game Spotlight (Mar 28th)

Board Game Spotlight (Mar 28th)

Lost in R’lyeh Release Date: June 2016 Publisher: Atlas Games Price: $20.99 Ages: 13+ Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 45 Minutes Mechanic: R’lyeh is a terrible and ancient city, risen from the depths of the Pacific by a great curse. There, Cthulhu lies both dead and dreaming, waiting to consume any who venture near. In Lost in R’lyeh, players are trapped in H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, “The Call of Cthulhu.” From the mysterious discovery of a…

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Commanders of Oath of the Gatewatch

Commanders of Oath of the Gatewatch

I love Magic the Gathering’s Commander format.  As such, I always find it fun to look at upcoming Legendary creature cards to see what potential they might have as Commander cards.  Is it worth trying to build a deck around some of these cards?  Are they worth hunting down? Lets look at each new Legendary creature as I give some of my initial knee-jerk thoughts on the card.  You may see something in these cards that…

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Board Game Spotlight (Jan 8th)

Board Game Spotlight (Jan 8th)

Munchkin Marvel Publisher: Steve Jackson Games / USAopoly Price: $34.99 Ages: 13+ Players: 3 – 6 Playing Time: 60 minutes Mechanic: Card Drafting, Hand Management Munchkin Marvel fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe. Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes), and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards Dingo’s Dreams…

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The Importance of Pre-Orders and Subscriptions

The Importance of Pre-Orders and Subscriptions

The importance of pre-orders and subscriptions. ~By Steve Henderson At Heroes’ Beacon we place many of our orders months in advance. This applies to comic books, games, toys, statues and many other novelties. Sometimes, we are able to order up to and past the release date, but this is not always the case, especially with comic books. While games are easier than comics to get restocked, sometimes the initial wave is all we will have…

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Take the Oath — The Next Magic Expansion Makes Landfall in January

Take the Oath — The Next Magic Expansion Makes Landfall in January

Get ready for Oath of the Gatewatch!  Set 2 of 2 in the Battle for Zendikar block! Number of Cards 184 Prerelease Events January 16–17, 2016 Prerelease Format Sealed (4 Oath of the Gatewatch/2 Battle for Zendikar) Release Date January 22, 2016 Launch Weekend January 22–24, 2016 Game Day February 13–14, 2016   January marks the release date of the next Magic: The Gathering set – Oath of the Gatewatch. This is the second set…

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X-Wing Miniatures Winter Tournament

X-Wing Miniatures Winter Tournament

January 31st – Noon Join us for our Winter Tournament! Players will make 100 point lists (please bring a copy with you) and partake in a Swiss paring tournament. Admission: $10, which will go towards prize support. Lists must abide by the official tournament rules, no proxies will be accepted. http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/x-wing/support/faq/X-Wing-Tournament-Rules.pdf

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