Gifts Ideas to Celebrate 50 Years of Dr Who

Gifts Ideas to Celebrate 50 Years of Dr Who

Looking for the perfect gift ideas to help celebrate Dr. Who’s 50th Anniversary?  Looking for something to tuck under the Christmas tree for your favorite Whovian? Dr Who Talking Soft Toy Dalek  The Dalek may be the most perfect evil ever created, and on a million worlds the very name ‘Dalek’ is spoken in hushed tones as billions cower at their approach. But you don’t need to fear Underground Toys’ Talking Dalek Plushes, which bring…

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Citadel Technical Paints

Citadel Technical Paints

Games Workshop has released a new range of Technical Paints to aid in giving some depth and grime to your models. If your looking to add rust to tanks, blood to weapons, or ooze to some daemons these paints will make your life easier and your models look great. I’ve already tried out 3 of the 6 and they work exactly like the videos show! Check out these videos to see how each works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw3iLEW1P2o…

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Card Game Review: S’Quarrels

Card Game Review: S’Quarrels

S’Quarrels 2+ Players 15 Minutes 8yrs and up RECOMMENDED Looking for a quick, fun game for the whole family?  You can’t really go wrong with S’Quarrels.  The game was featured as one of the store’s Staff Picks and we’ve cleared through a number of copies we’ve had in stock. S’Quarrels has you and your friends collecting nuts by matching numbered cards.  Having 3-of-a-kind of any specific numbered nuts and you can place the matched set…

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Between the Panels book club kicks off with Sandman!

Between the Panels book club kicks off with Sandman!

Heroes’ Beacon will soon be home to a new bi-weekly event!  The Between the Panels book club will be meeting every other week, starting Thursday November 14th at 6PM, to discuss different graphic novel titles! This month, the club will be focusing their attention on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes.  The book club will be discussing how a graphic novel might be reviewed compared to a traditional book and their own thoughts on…

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Card Game Review: Kittens in a Blender

Card Game Review: Kittens in a Blender

Kittens in a Blender Closet Nerd Games/Redshift Games 2-4 Players 30 Minutes 6yrs and up RECOMMENDED There were more than a few games I got to try for the first time at our IWK Extra Life Fundraiser. Kittens in a Blender had to be one of the more… twisted… games. Good, simple fun – Kittens in a Blender has you trying to save your kittens while also working to “blend” your opponents’. Kitten cards come…

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Card Game Review: Once Upon a Time

Card Game Review: Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time (3rd Edition) Atlas Games 2-6 Players 20-40 minutes $24.99 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Last month, Heroes’ Beacon hosted its first ever IWK Extra Life fundraiser. We played board games and card games from Saturday morning until Sunday morning. With so much game time to be had, there were more than a few new games that made the rounds. Once Upon a Time was one of those games. While Once Upon a Time isn’t…

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Gaming Spotlight Oct 24th

Gaming Spotlight Oct 24th

  Here are just a few of the new items coming in this week. Do you love Pathfinder?  How about Munchkin?  If the answer is yes to both the you will want to check out MUNCHKIN PATHFINDER!  The love child of Steve Jackson Games and Paizo. Try out new classes like Alchemist and Witch. Join a faction to become an Eagle Knight or a Red Mantis Assassin. Arm yourself with the T-Bone Stake and the…

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Shadowrun

Shadowrun

Our Advanced Scout, Andrew Kelly has reported in on the newest edition of Shadowrun from Catalyst Game Labs.  Copies of this book will be hitting our shelves October 10th, 2013. Shadowrun   The most common question that I get asked about Shadowrun is at the same time the most basic, and yet I find it to be the hardest to answer. Namely, what is Shadowrun? In a technical sense, Shadowrun is a tabletop RPG which…

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Timeline for Heroes’ Beacon opening.

Timeline for Heroes’ Beacon opening.

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about when Read’s closes and Heroes’ Beacon opens so I wanted to take a moment and try to clear that up. Read’s will continue to operate as normal until Friday, September 27th at 9pm.  That means the usual weekly events like D&D Encounters, FNM (Theroes release on the 27th!), Heroclix, etc… will happen as normal.  Anyone that has Mad City Comics loyalty points on their account will have…

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