GAMING IN DECEMBER 2017 AT EC!

Every Wednesday, EC and All Things Nerdy host “EC Game Night” where you can Learn & Play a featured game from 6pm-7pm, then stay for Open Play of that game from 7-9pm, or any of our gaming demos of your choice!!!

Saturdays, gaming events with All Things Nerdy run from Noon – 2pm, and you can learn while you play!

 

LAZER RYDERZ – 12/3

Lazer Ryderz is a trackless racing game for up to 4 players with light push-your-luck, area denial, and strategy elements. Players construct their lazer paths with various pre-formed punchboard pieces that are placed according to speed and desired direction.

In Lazer Ryderz, players take on the role of one of four Ryderz as they race to capture all three Prisms needed to charge the Portal to their next destination. The Portal only allows one Ryder to pass through before moving on to a new location in the galaxy, so speed is essential to meet your goal. But the faster a Ryder goes the harder it is to turn, and if a Ryder runs into another player’s lazer, that Ryder is toast! Who will continue on their quest and who will be left behind?

Will it be the Galactic Waveryder – the adrenaline-fueled surfer who’s seeking the next great thrill and most radical solar waves? Or the Lazer Shark – always on the hunt for her next prey as she seeks the fabled Blood Nebula to restart her species? Perhaps the Super Sheriff – greatest of the Law Star Rangers who travels to the outer reaches of the known (and unknown) galaxy to bring the universe’s criminals to speedy justice? Or will it be the Phantom Cosmonaut – the ghost from a long-distant era whose true quest is a mystery to those he encounters, but with speed that is without question as he moves in the blink of an eye?

THE RESISTANCE – 12/6

The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed. By destroying their key bases, we will shatter Imperial strength and liberate our people. Yet spies have infiltrated our ranks, ready for sabotage. We must unmask them. In five nights we reshape destiny or die trying. We are the Resistance!

The Resistance is a party game of social deduction. It is designed for five to ten players, lasts about 30 minutes, and has no player elimination. The Resistance is inspired by Mafia/Werewolf, yet it is unique in its core mechanics, which increase the resources for informed decisions, intensify player interaction, and eliminate player elimination.

Players are either Resistance Operatives or Imperial Spies. For three to five rounds, they must depend on each other to carry out missions against the Empire. At the same time, they must try to deduce the other players’ identities and gain their trust. Each round begins with discussion. When ready, the Leader entrusts sets of Plans to a certain number of players (possibly including himself/herself). Everyone votes on whether or not to approve the assignment. Once an assignment passes, the chosen players secretly decide to Support or Sabotage the mission. Based on the results, the mission succeeds (Resistance win) or fails (Empire win). When a team wins three missions, they have won the game.

 

 

VIKINGAR – 12/9

Viking game where players (2 to 6) explore the world to solve the various adventures that they face ; plundering the holy places , fighting mythical creatures or trading with cities. Typical day in the life of a Viking!

The main goal of the game is to acomplish the necessary deeds to gain entrance transition to the Valhalla .

The game takes place on a round modular board composed of 24 tiles. The tiles are face down until a player decides to explore them.

Players will have to use their drakkard to successfully accomplish the glorious achievements needed for the transition to the Valhalla . Valhalla is situated at the end of the game board , or where the land gives way. But be careful not to fall into the void.

Fights (events, looting and battles between players) are solved by throwing a number of runes on the central area of the board; the high sea. The runes position on the area will influence on the area influences the outcome of the battle.

 

JOKING HAZARD – 12/13

From the creators of Cyanide & Happiness comes a card game where players compete to finish an awful comic strip.

The creators said:

“Someone on the Internet once told us that making stick figure comics is easy as hell, and that we were ugly and stupid.

They were right on all counts. So, after crying for a few hours, we created the Random Comic Generator which since its inception in 2014 has entertained millions with its computer-generated comedy.

After a few weeks of playing with the Random Comic Generator, we started to wonder if its hundreds of random panels might lend themselves to a card game, where you compete against your friends to finish a comic with a funny punchline. So we printed out all of the RCG panels and started playing with them.”

Draw 7 cards. The deck plays the first card, select a Judge to play the second, then everyone selects a third card to create a three panel comic strip. The Judge picks a winner.

The game includes a deck of 250 unique panel cards – that’s 15.4 million combinations of comics!

 

 

ETHNOS – 12/16

In Ethnos, players call upon the support of giants, merfolk, halflings, minotaurs, and other fantasy tribes to help them gain control of the land. After three ages of play, whoever has collected the most glory wins!

In more detail, the land of Ethnos contains twelve tribes of fantasy creatures, and in each game you choose six of them (five in a 2/3-player game), then create a deck with only the creatures in those tribes. The cards come in six colors, which match the six regions of Ethnos. Place three glory tokens in each region at random, arranging them from low to high.

Each player starts the game with one card in hand, then 4-12 cards (double the number of players) are placed face up on the table. On a turn, a player either recruits an ally or plays a band of allies. In the former case, you take a face-up card (without replacing it from the deck) or the top card of the deck and add it to your hand. In the latter case, you choose a set of cards in your hand that match either in tribe or in color, play them in front of you on the table, then discard all other cards in hand. You then place one or more tokens in the region that matches the color of the top card just played, and you use the power of the tribe member on the top card just played.

At the end of the first age, whoever has the most tokens in a region scores the glory shown on the first token. After the second age, the players with the most and second most tokens score glory equal to the values shown on the first and second tokens respectively. Players score similarly after the third age, then whoever has the most glory wins. (Games with two and three players last only two ages.)

 

NOT ALONE – 12/20

It is the 25th century. You are a member of an intergalactic expedition shipwrecked on a mysterious planet named Artemia. While waiting for the rescue ship, you begin to explore the planet but an alien entity picks up your scent and begins to hunt you. You are NOT ALONE! Will you survive the dangers of Artemia?

NOT ALONE is an asymmetrical card game, in which one player (the Creature) plays against the stranded explorers (the Hunted).

If you play as one of the Hunted, you will explore Artemia using Place cards. By playing these and Survival cards, you try to avoid, confuse or distract the Creature until help arrives.

If you play as the Creature, you will stalk and pursue the shipwrecked survivors. By playing your Hunt cards and using the mysterious powers of Artemia, you try to wear down the Hunted and assimilate them to the planet forever.

NOT ALONE is a immersive, thematic card game, where you use guessing, bluffing, hand management, and just a pinch of deck-building to achieve your goal, which is survival for the Hunted… or total assimilation for the Creature!

 

 

STAR WARS X-WING – 12/23 (2pm to 5pm)

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures Game recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

Whatever your chosen vessel, the rules of X-Wing facilitate fast and visceral gameplay that puts you in the middle of Star Wars fiercest firefights. Each ship type has its own unique piloting dial, which is used to secretly select a speed and maneuver each turn. After planning maneuvers, each ship’s dial is revealed and executed (starting with the lowest skilled pilot). So whether you rush headlong toward your enemy showering his forward deflectors in laser fire, or dance away from him as you attempt to acquire a targeting lock, you’ll be in total control throughout all the tense dogfighting action.

Star Wars: X-Wing features (three) unique missions, and each has its own set of victory conditions and special rules; with such a broad selection of missions, only clever and versatile pilots employing a range of tactics will emerge victorious. What’s more, no mission will ever play the same way twice, thanks to a range of customization options, varied maneuvers, and possible combat outcomes. Damage, for example, is determined through dice and applied in the form of a shuffled Damage Deck. For some hits your fighter sustains, you’ll draw a card that assigns a special handicap. Was your targeting computer damaged, affecting your ability to acquire a lock on the enemy? Perhaps an ill-timed weapon malfunction will limit your offensive capabilities. Or worse yet, your pilot could be injured, compromising his ability to focus on the life-and-death struggle in which he is engaged…

The Star Wars: X-Wing starter set includes everything you need to begin your battles, such as scenarios, cards, and fully assembled and painted ships. What’s more, Star Wars: X-Wing’s quick-to-learn ruleset establishes the foundation for a system that can be expanded with your favorite ships and characters from the Star Wars universe.

 

 

SEA OF CLOUDS – 12/27

​In Sea of Clouds, as captain of a flying pirate ship, recruit a cutthroat crew, collect relics and unearth the best rum by gathering shares of Loot. Then send your pirates aboard enemy ships to plunder their treasure!

In each round of the game, players take turns divvying up shares of Loot to gain Rum, Relics, Objects, and Pirates. In some rounds, when ships are flying close together, they will also clash in a Boarding action, using the effects of any Pirates they picked up to gain Doubloons and plunder Loot.

On your turn, take the first of the three shares of Loot on the table, and look at it secretly. You must decide to either take all the cards in the Share then add the top card from the deck face-down to this Loot space, or to leave the Share and look at the next one. If you choose to do the latter, add the top card from the deck to the Share you declined (or a Doubloon, if there’s already three cards), thus increasing its value for the next player. If no shares interest you, blindly take the top card of the deck.

The card backs give you a hint about what’s in the next Shares: Pirates to board other ships, legendary Relics to collect, Rum to be scored at the end of the game, and Items with permanent, immediate, or secret effects.

Every 4 or 5 rounds (depending on the number of players), Boarding action will occur! Add the strength of your Captain and your Pirates, apply any bonuses or penalties, and face your two neighbors! For each victory, your Pirates will gain Doubloons or steal some Loot! After the fight, all Pirates are discarded.

The game ends after 12 (or 15) rounds. Players then add the value of their Doubloons and their Loot cards to determine who’s the winner.

 

 

HOTSHOTS – 12/30

In the cooperative, press-your-luck game Hotshots, crews of 1 to 4 players take on the roles of wildfire fighters — crew boss, spotter, swamper, and sawyer — with special abilities, then roll dice on burning terrain tiles to match the combinations shown on those tiles. The more faces they roll, the better they fight the fire. Players can choose to cut firebreaks, which protect tiles from embers blown by wind gusts, or push their luck to reduce flames and possibly even generate reward tokens. If players bust and fail to match at least three of the six symbols on the tile, the fire grows. Another option is to maneuver vehicles — air tanker, helicopter, and brush rig — to save the forest.

Flame tokens are added at the end of each player’s turn by the draw of a fire card, which can bring about light or strong wind gusts, increase the strength of the flames on certain tiles, and start fires. Too many flame tokens will cause a tile to scorch and be lost. Losing a terrain tile could also affect the game play. Some tiles are tied to crewmembers’ special abilities, while others help the firefighters, and still others cause the fire to spread in unique ways. If eight tiles scorch or the fire camp scorches, the game is over and the forest is lost — but if the intrepid crew can extinguish the fire, the team wins together.

The press-your-luck mechanism with ratcheting rewards creates tension, and the variety of ways to fight the fire makes for interesting choices. The modular tile layout and fire cards bring high replayability to the game, and the acrylic flame tokens provide an enticing table presence.

 

 

EVEN MORE GAMING IN DECEMBER!

 

VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT – 12/17 1-4pm

Join your friends at EC for the Vs. System 2PCG Tournament!!!

This event will start at 1pm. Please arrive by 12:30 to register and get pairings done.

There is a $5 entry fee, and all players get a foil card! (4-player minimum to run a tournament).
An Organized Play Kit will be used as prize support. First place gets to choose either the acetate card or the playmat. The other will be raffled to a random other player.

AND … if there are 7 or more players, a $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added to the prizes! Another $10 EC Gift Certificate will be added for every 3 additional players (10, 13, 16, 19, etc). These Gift Certificates will be offered as options for the top players, and/or raffled to a random player if the acetate card and playmat are already taken before the raffle.

PRIZES!

ACETATE SISTER GRIMM L2 MAIN CHARACTER CARD
There is one of these and the following item. The winner may choose one of the two items, and the other item will be a raffle prize at the event so that all players have an equal chance to win!

BLACK CAT PLAYMAT
There is one of these playmats, which will either go to the winner or offered as the raffle prize for this event!

Bonus prize for this tournament!!!
FIN FANG FOOM PLAYMAT FROM GENCON 2017
This will be added to the options for the top player(s), along with the acetate card, playmat, and possibly Gift Certificates depending on the total number of players!

ALTERNATE EXTENDED ART FOIL ENCHANTRESS SUPPORTING CHARACTER CARDS
There are five of these cards — four of them are prizes for the top 4 players at the event, and the fifth is for the event’s Head Judge!

EXTENDED ART FOIL GOBLIN QUEEN SUPPORTING CHARACTER CARDS
There are 25 of these cards, given as participation prizes for all players in the event. Everyone can go home with something cool to add to their collection, win or lose!

(Prizes in future tournaments may sometimes be from a different Versus Organized Play Kit with different characters, but will otherwise be similar in type and distribution to those listed above).

For more info on the system:
http://upperdeckstore.com/vs

 

 

HEROCLIX MINIATURES GAME – ALL BUT 3RD FRIDAY 6:30-9pm!!!
The HeroClix Core Game is a tabletop combat game using 3-D collectible miniature figures of your favorite characters. By building a force from your collection of figures, you can take on the roles of your favorite characters and challenge your friends to epic battles!

 

POKÉMON YOUTH LEAGUE – EVERY SUNDAY 4-6pm!
Ages 8-16
New players always welcome!

Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!

Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!

 

 

LEGEND OF THE FIVE RINGS TOURNAMENT – 12/15 6-9pm!!!

Enter the vibrant world of Rokugan with Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, a Living Card Game® of honor and conflict for two players! Drawing on the legacy of AEG’s original Legend of the Five Rings collectible card game, and now reimagined with new mechanics, story, and the Living Card Game distribution model, you are invited to join the Great Clans, uphold the tenets of Bushidō, and fulfill your duty to your daimyō and the Emperor in a world shaped and changed by a dynamic, player-influenced story.

During the game, you take on the leadership of one of the Great Clans which define Rokugani society, and you are cast into conflict against another clan. Your conflicts will decide the future of Rokugan, whether you’re battling with a katana or with cutting words, but the samurai of your clan cannot remain by your side indefinitely—when their destinies are fulfilled, you must find new allies to continue your conflicts. Ultimately, it’s your choice whether you will fight with honor or use unsavory means, but in every game, it is your role to lead your clan to victory.

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    CATWOMAN #1
    DC COMICS
    (W/A/CA) Joëlle Jones
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    MARVEL COMICS
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    BOOM! STUDIOS
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    AFTERSHOCK COMICS
    (W) Zac Thompson & Various (A) Andy Clarke (CA) Andy Clarke, Dan Brown
    A perfect future of intergalactic travel and community. Every newly discovered planet is unified culturally through a monolithic structure known as the Galactic Relay. Although the towering monument is meant to inspire conformity of ideas, technology, and progress - many resent the foreign structure. Jad Carter, a Relay employee, must keep the peace and act as an emissary to new civilizations. But when he finds the Relay's mythological creator, Hank Donaldson, his idea of reality and the universe shatters.

    Equal parts The Fifth Element and Philip K Dick, and directly springboarding off the previously released Free Comic Book Day RELAY #0, this series is an exploration of monoculture, identity, and the deceptive nature of legend set in a thriving future where humanity forcibly assimilates new worlds.

    Written by Zac Thomspon (Cable, The Dregs, HER INFERNAL DESCENT), with art by Andy Clarke (REPLICA, Batman), and a story conceived by Zac Thompson, Eric Bromberg (PESTILENCE) and Donny Cates (BABYTEETH, Dr. Strange, Thanos, Venom, God Country), this powerhouse of a series that HAD to be told at AfterShock!





    ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 01 HERE THERE BE GERBLINS
    :01 FIRST SECOND
    (W) Clint McElroy (A/CA) Carey Pietsch
    Based on the McElroy family's smash hit podcast, a graphic novel following the metafictional adventures of three D&D characters and their interfering Dungeon Master, with art from rising star Carey Pietsch. Harken to my tale. Once upon a time (a couple of years ago) there were these brothers who had a bunch of really successful podcasts, and they decided to do a new podcast with their dad, where they all played D&D together as a family, and lo, this new podcast was called The Adventure Zone, and verily did it get downloaded over 10 million times, and wow did it totally eat the brains of all who listened, because: It was just. That. Rad. And then did these guys team up with artist Carey Pietsch, and make a graphic novel where the weirdly sweet and brilliant but also super vulgar and honestly kind of bizarre story of The Adventure Zone got adapted into a goofy, innovative, and compelling graphic novel!
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    Emerald City Comics

    DEADPOOL INVADES EUROPE!!!

    20th Century Fox and Ryan Reynolds have released a new Deadpool Movie promo, where Deadpool himself warns Europe about the movie's release and its Canadian culture invasion!!!

    As expected, it's pretty hilarious, and a little Not Safe For Work, but it also includes a riotous behind-the-scenes look at his music video with fellow Canadian Céline Dion, and a crazy ad for Trolli Sour Brite Tiny Hands candy, available exclusively at 7-Eleven, which, yes, is apparently a real thing!!!

    Anyhoo, if you're on the hunt for more Deadpool craziness, stop by and see your friends at EC for all the Deadpool books, comics, games, toys, collectibles, tchotchkes and more, that your tiny - or any other sized hands - can carry!!!

    ENJOY!!!Deadpool 2 Wade Loves Canada Trailer New (2018) Ryan Reynolds Superhero Movie HD Subscribe for more official Trailers, TV Spots, Movie Clips, Featurettes and...
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    2 weeks ago

    Emerald City Comics

    DID YOU MISS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY?!?

    Yesterday was Free Comic Book Day at EC, and we had an AMAZING crowd of Guests and EC Family Members, old and new!!!

    If you missed out, you can still get in on the fun!!! We still have FCBD comics available in our Hub (the center of the store) for ONLY 75 CENTS!!! (And, there are no limits; you can get as many as you want!!!

    You can choose from DC Comics, Marvel, Image Comics, ARCHIE COMICS, BOOM! Studios, Scout Comics, Valiant, Dynamite, IDW Publishing, and many more!!!

    THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF YOU WHO MADE OUR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SUCH A SUCCESS!!!
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