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WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY

Friday, April 18, 2014
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Welcome, welcome, to another Weekend Edition Friday! This weekend the shop will be hosting a couple events as well as I thought I'd let you know about something fun going on this weekend that some of you may enjoy! So let's get to it!

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This Saturday Gamescape will be hosting Magic the Gathering Grand Prix Trial: Minneapolis! Click the link for further details.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014
3PM


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This Sunday Warmachine/Hordes will be doing the thrid week of Scars of Caen: Season 1 - Charsaug.

SCARS OF CAEN: SEASON 1 - CHARSAUG
SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014
11AM - 8PM


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Also, remember, every Sunday from 5pm - 8pm is Casual Play of Malifaux. A lot of people have been asking, "What is Malifaux?" If you don't know, Malifaux is a skirmish-level, miniatures game, set in a horror/steam punk/western universe. It's pretty rad! Go HERE to read more about Malifaux, if you are interested.


And, finally, for those of you were looking for something fun to do outside of our store events, and you enjoy My Little Pony, then this is for you!

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 BABSCON
FRIDAY, APRIL 18-20, 2014
SFO HYATT REGENCY

 

That's all! We hope to see you this weekend, and enjoy your weekend gaming!

 

 

OH, OH, OH, IT'S MAGIC...

Friday, April 18, 2014
Published By Daniel

It's another Friday, which means it's Friday Night Magic! So, come, won't you, brave Planeswalkers and show this realm and all others what power you truly possess! 

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DICE TOWER AWARDS NOMINEES

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Published By Daniel

If you are not familiar with The Dice Tower, it is a podcast dedicated to reviewing board games, as well as giving viewers brief tutorials on said games. They have been very successful and has been used by game publishers for promotion of their new games. Outside of this, The Dice Tower also does the annual Dice Tower Awards, that, as their website promotes,

"Encourage new Developments and innovations in the board game industry/Promote board and card games to a larger audience/Award the best games in different categories released each year/Present a slat of games with wide appeal from a variety of genres/ Point out games that are simply fun!"

They always seem to gather a great selection of games each year, and this year is no exception. See this years nominees HERE or click the image below! How many of these have you played?

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RPG THURSDAY

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Published By Daniel

This RPG Thursday I decided to introduce you to three of my favorite indie titles that many of you may have never heard of or seen, but are really great and should be added to many role players personal libraries. These games break away from the standard mold many of us are familiar with when it comes to role playing games, and invites unique thinking and game play, as well as game mechanics and player engagement. After reading this article, I highly suggest you go and research these games further, as they have become books I have reread many times and have enjoyed many great nights gaming with them.

 

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The first I want to talk about is Cosmic Patrol, from Catalyst Game Labs. This is a retro-furture, SCI-FI pulp game that is all about narrative, where the players not only control their characters but also control the development of the plot and their story! What does that mean? It means, Cosmic Patrol has gotten rid of the Gamemaster role, but rather has given all the players the responsibility of this role by making the game play more like improvisational theater. This game is super fun and super easy to learn and teach. This is a great game and book, and you can usually find it for $24.99.

 

 

 

88677Next, is one of my absolute favorite rpg's ever! And I totally mean that. Kingdom of Nothing, from Galileo Games, is a fantastic and heart-felt, dark game, where players play as people who have lost everything and are struggling to crawl their way back. Players take on the role of Forgotten People and a force called the Nothing has taken their memories and created twisted monsters from their fears that threaten to destroy them. The concept of the game is for your character to regain your memories and come to grips with the thing that destroyed your life. The best part of this game, or at least my favorite part, is that this whole backstory of your character is created by the other players at the table. This makes for a great interaction between the players and an all around great game play experience. Plus, the art work in this book is beautiful! You can grab this book for $15.

 

 

dread standard front coverAnd finally, the last rpg I want to tell you about is Dread, from The Impossible Dream. Dread is an amazingly innovative and creative horror and suspense rpg, that uses a creative format of game play that aids in making players feel the actual suspense a good horror movie will make you feel. Players create characters that struggle in a hostile environment, and have to make decisions that we hope never to have to make in the real world. The character creation is a questionnaire which provides players with a skeleton of the character they will be playing, then as they answer their questionnaires, players begin to flesh out the character. And the absolute best part of this game is there is no dice, cards or any other traditional method for tasks! If you want your character to do something out of their capabilities, then they must consult the Tower (which is basically a stacked block game, like Jenga). They can succeed in their attempt by removing a block, or fail by not removing a block. But, if the Tower should ever fall, then that players character is removed from the game, possibly they were killed, driven insane, or maybe they were a coward and ran away from the rest of the party, but either way, their fate has been sealed! This is a fantastic game that is super fun and a blast to play. You can usually find it for $24.

 

 

GAMES WORKSHOP NIGHT

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Published By Daniel

In the grim dark Thursday's of Gamescape, there is only war...hammer.

Come out and join us this Thursday and every Thursday for our Games Workshop Night's. Play a game of Warhammer or Warhammer 40k, or bring down your army and craft a little and hang out with your fellow warrior combantants!

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NEW THIS WEEK WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Yet again, it's another quiet week for new games, but a lot of miniatures are coming out this week! So, without further ado, here's this week's What's New This Week Wednesday:

A Game of Thrones LCG: The Champions Purse               Star Wars LCG: Lure of the Dark Side

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Thunderstone Advance: Worlds Collide

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That's pretty much it for new games. A new base set game and two small expansion packs. But, if you're a miniature gamer, and play Malifaux, here's all the new models coming out this week!

               Fuhatsu                                         The Guild: The Lone Marshal                        Outcasts: Monks of Low River

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                 Neverborn: Flesh Construct w/ Victim                      Neverborn: Teddy                                 Neverborn: Killjoy

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TONIGHT AT THE SHOP

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Come on down and sit in on our weekly Dungeons & Dragons: Encounters adventuring campaigns! Afterwards, is HeroClix.

The details for the HeroClix Tournament:
It's week 4 and the last week for Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes! The format will be 500pts sealed in SLoSH. The prize will be Shrinking Violet for 1st, 2nd and fellowship. Participation will get all players a Motherbox and Superman Toy. The tournament starts at 8pm.

We hope to see some of you tonight at the shop!

 

 

LAST NIGHT AT THE FOUNDRY

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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If you missed my post yesterday about us joining ShowDown Esports' SF Game Night at the Folsom Street Foundry, then you may have missed coming out last night and playing games with us. But don't fret, this event is weekly and we will be there again next Tuesday, providing board games for you as ShowDown provides you with all your video game needs and the Foundry provides you with an awesome space to hang out with friends and BOOZE!!

We hope to see some of you out there next Tuesday.

 

 

TONIGHT AT THE SHOP

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Published By Daniel

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Tonight and every Tuesday night at Gamescape, is our Pokemon League and our Fantasy Flight Games Night! Enjoy your time!