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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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 2/20/18

    “Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! EC Book Club: MARCH Book One by John Lewis! is the featured book at our next ECBC meeting.

    Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list, and EC’s picks this month!). To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665 or email our Books & New Comics Merchant, Frank, at comics@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #353, February 2018 (for books arriving mainly in April 2018)…
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    The author/artist with his characters (image from the third part of this series)

    Inside Moebius Part 2 (page 62) – I have no doubt that Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, will one day be regarded as the greatest surrealist illustrator and comics visionary of the 20th century. Dark Horse is presenting the illustrated journals from the last decade of his life in three beautiful hard cover editions. Part 1 was the mad sketchy exploration of the creator confronted by doubt and the weight of his reputation. Recommended for anyone who struggles with writers block, or is curious about where artists get their ideas.
    ($39.99)



    This image from Fiore’s “5,000 km per second” is a good example of his storytelling style

    Blackbird Days (page 364) – Manuele Fior is one of the best graphic novelists currently working in European comics. His stories blend sci-fi elements with what may appear, at first, to be slice-of-life stories. And yet, he weaves his words and images together to create profound emotional moments for his characters. This latest release from Fantagraphics is a collection of his short stories, ranging in subject from lost children to giant robots. Recommended for anyone wanting to try the bande dessinée style of comics.
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    'EC Book Club: MARCH Book One by John Lewis' is Tuesday, March 6th in our Events Room!

    www.facebook.com/events/1597815463588495

    The EC Book Club meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8 pm to chat about the featured book.

    We usually begin each meeting with a "Comics 101" slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion! Here's the Comics 101 slideshow for our previous ECBC meeting for HAWKEYE VOL 2: LITTLE HITS!
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    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Then you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos, from 7-9pm!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    Flatline

    Flatline is a co-operative dice game set in the Fuse universe. Players must roll their dice and work to combine them with other players in order to properly treat arriving patients. Every round, players race against a one-minute timer and must deal with the needs of wounded crew members as well as other emergencies within the ER. Time is running out!
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    EC Game Night: Flatline!

    February 21, 2018, 6:00pm - February 21, 2018, 9:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things N...

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    HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY!!! WE'RE OPEN!!!

    Your friends at Emerald City Comics hope you enjoy a safe and happy President's Day!!!

    We are OPEN TODAY at our REGULAR HOURS of 11a-9p, so come see us and pick up something fun to do while you're off from work (or on the way home from work)!!!
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    The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, February 25th to conclude its 8th season, and EC is going to help you prepare for everyone's favorite zombie apocalypse, as only we can!!!

    On Sat., Feb., 24th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE WALKING DEAD BUTTON OF THEIR CHOICE!!!

    AND, SAVE BIG on select items in our WALKING DEAD CLEARANCE SALE!!!

    PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a WALKING DEAD BOARD GAME from (no pun intended) Cryptozoic Entertainment!!!
    (Ages 15 and up; 1-4 players, 30-45 min. playtime)

    The winner will be called on Monday, Feb. 26th!

    * Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)
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    The Walking Dead Day at EC!

    February 24, 2018, 11:00am - February 24, 2018, 9:00pm

    The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, February 25th to conclude its 8th season, and EC is going to help you prepare for everyone's favorite zombie apocalypse, as only we can!!! On Sat., Feb., 24th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE WALKING DEAD BUTTON OF THEIR CHOICE!!! AND, SAVE ...

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    Marvel Studios' latest block-buster, the long-awaited Black Panther finally made its debut, and EC was there to support an amazing night of film, superheroism, and community at Sundial St. Pete's AMC theater in St. Petersburg!!!

    SpringZone St. Pete and Dr. Christopher Warren hosted a special free screening of Marvel's Black Panther to celebrate and explore African culture, comic books, science & technology, and Afrofuturism!!!

    There were approximately 150 people there for the event, and special guest presenters included our own Marketing Director, Kreative Kids and Beyond, Inc., (who performed an amazing drum circle and dance), a local library and more!!!

    EC also provided THREE superheroes for the event: Black Panther, John Stewart (Green Lantern), and X-Men's Bishop!!! They were there to take pictures with the attendees and make sure everyone got their free comic book!!!

    It was a magical, unforgettable night - and that was even BEFORE the movie started!!!

    Thanks so much to Dr. Warren, and everyone who participated!!!
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    TONIGHT is the STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES RELEASE PARTY!!!

    Come out from 6pm - 9pm to try out your new deck, play with friends, and get a few FREE PROMO CARDS!!!
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    Star Wars Destiny: Legacies Release Party!

    February 16, 2018, 6:00pm - February 16, 2018, 9:00pm

    Star Wars Destiny: Legacies is officially here!!! To celebrate the release, Emerald City Comics will be holding a Open Play Release Party in the Event Room on Friday, February 16th, from 6pm to 9pm! All guests will be given 3 exclusive alternate art cards only available during the Release Party!

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    Way of the Fighter: Super & Turbo

    Way of the Fighter is an expandable card game that captures the look and feeling of an arcade-style fighting game: Two challengers, one arena, and all out close-quarters mayhem! The game primarily involves bluffing, resource management, and tactical positioning.

    Way of the Fighter: SUPER includes five fighters: Ren, Jun, El Falcon, Alberdus, and Aurelia.

    Way of the Fighter: Turbo includes five fighters: D’Shaun, Lumi, Faris, Kasi, and Severina

    Players can build their deck from multiple card techniques, allowing them to customize their favorite fighter to fit a play style that best suits them.

    Over a period of twelve intense turns, each player will control a fighter’s movement, manage the fighter’s energy, and decide on what actions to have the fighter perform against the opposing challenger. The game continues until one fighter is knocked out, or the time runs out; at which point one fighter will be declared the Champion!

    Small World: Sky Islands Expansion

    Small World: Sky Islands introduces seven new races and powers to the Small World base game, but it also gives those races — and all the previously released races — new territory in which to fight for control.

    At the start of play, place the Sky Islands game board so that it shows either two or three islands in the sky (your choice), then use the Small World game board as if you were playing with one fewer player, i.e., use the four-player board when playing with five players. Next, place access points to the Sky Islands — the beanstalk and the stairway — on different regions on the game board. Whenever a race stands on one of these access points, they can try to conquer the space on the sky islands that shows the matching symbol.

    Races can't start their conquests in the Sky Islands unless their power specifically allows them to do so. At the end of a turn, if you control all of the regions on a Sky Island, you gain one additional coin.

    Eldtirch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep Expasnion

    Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep is an expansion for Eldritch Horror, a cooperative board game for one to eight players in which intrepid investigators must traverse the globe in an attempt to thwart the cataclysmic rise of an otherworldly Ancient One. Strange cults are gathering strength in remote corners and bustling cities all over the world. Though they seem to worship different gods, the investigators have found a thread that runs throughout all of the cultists’ horrific rites.

    In Masks of Nyarlathotep, each of these sects pursues the awakening of an aspect of the same horrific creature: Nyarlathotep. This being is known as the Messenger of the Outer Gods, and he is the only Ancient One that still actively walks among humanity. The investigators must work to stop the cults springing up to serve his many guises, or Nyarlathotep will gain enough strength to open the Ultimate Gate, ushering in an unthinkable doom. Strike down these cults in new Adventures, explore ancient mysteries among new Mystic Ruins, and destroy the monstrous followers of Nyarlathotep. New to this expansion, Personal Stories unique to each character add stakes to the actions undertaken by each investigator, and a Campaign mode adds a fresh challenge and enriches the narrative of the investigators’ struggles to stop the many cults worshipping the multitude of faces worn by one dread being in Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep!

    Brass Empire

    Brass Empire is a steampunk-themed deck-building game where each player takes on the role of a different corporation to hire the best employees, construct buildings, and manufacture steam-powered machines. Players battle and sabotage each other to amass economic wealth and influence to win the game.

    Welcome to the steampunk world of Cobalt. For centuries, Cobalt has been ruled by corporations seeking to enhance their wealth and influence with Brass. Brass doesn’t just fuel the economy but literally fuels the technology and transportation of the world through its unique thermodynamic properties. Every day these companies compete and battle to expand their territory and authority. Companies work to optimize their labor force and resources to mine the most Brass in each territory through corporate espionage, technology, security, and even sabotage. You work for such a company and have been tasked with expanding into a new region by constructing new corporate buildings, hiring employees, and battling other companies in the area. The player who earns the most Brass will lead his company to victory in the region.

    Each turn, you will play Employee cards from your hand to gain resources. These resources will allow you to acquire new Employees, Buildings and Units for your deck. Along the way, you will acquire buildings to enhance your hold on the region and command units to attack other companies and mine for Brass. At the end of the game, the player with the most Brass is the winner.

    Maximum Apocalypse

    Maximum Apocalypse is a cooperative roguelike adventure game for 1-6 players. In Maximum Apocalypse, civilization has already fallen. The players are survivors of the apocalypse whose mission is to survive the hostile landscape.

    The game map is randomly generated and different every time that you play. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to explore the map, play cards, equip weapons, scavenge for resources, draw cards or battle off monsters.

    Picking a unique survivor class within the group, players must plan their strategy and work together while leaning on their survivor’s strengths in order to defeat monsters and avoid starvation. For example, the Fireman is deadly up close with his ax and can easily chop down monsters; meanwhile the stealthy Hunter is great at scouting the map and avoiding traps — but roaming monsters are gathering quickly and time is running out. If you are overwhelmed by monsters or die of starvation, the players lose. If they can find enough gas and get it back to their van to escape, they all win and live to play another scenario.
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    Way of the Fighter: Super & Turbo Way of the Fighter is an expandable card game that captures the look and feeling of an arcade-style fighting game: Two challengers, one arena, and all out close-quarters mayhem! The game primarily involves bluffing, resource management, and tactical positioning. W...

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    THE NEW INCREDIBLES 2 TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    Disney / Disney Pixar has just released the latest trailer for The Incredibles 2, and it looks like Elastigirl is taking center stage in this sure-to-be action-packed adventure!!!

    Of course, if you really want to indulge in some incredible superheroes, your friends at EC have you covered, with the best books, comics, games, toys, collectibles, tchotchkes, and more!!!

    Stop by and see your friends at EC, where there is ALWAYS something incredible waiting for YOU!!!
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    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Or you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos during that time!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    The Grimm Forest

    Welcome to The Grimm Forest, where family members of the legendary Three Little Pigs are having an epic house building competition. But this is no ordinary competition as all the most famous Fairy Tale characters will be looking on and occasionally lending a hand.

    Who will benefit most from the cunning of Robin Hood, the beauty of Snow White, the bountiful gifts of the Golden Goose or the dark witchcraft of the Evil Queen?

    Using only their wits, a handful of sharp steel tools, and a few stacks of resources gathered at great risk from fields, brickyards, and even the dark and deadly Grimm Forest itself, each player must compete to be the first to build 3 Houses and gain the title of Royal Builder.

    Players are encouraged to use any of the devious tricks they have read about in the many books of Fables found throughout the land. Some will have their plans wrecked by that villain of old, the Big Bad Wolf, while others will gain bricks, straw, and wood by the cart load.

    Who will brave the dangers, avoid foul monsters, and bring home the victory? There is only one way to find out... get ready to venture into ...The Grimm Forest!

    Grimm Forest is a 2-4 player strategic game of Hidden Movement, Resource Gathering, and House Building. It is a medium weight game that plays in approximately 45-60 minutes.

    During the game, players will play cards secretly to move to various Location boards where they attempt to gather resources. Using their deduction skills and a hand full of Fable cards, players attempt to guess each other's plans and make the most of their actions while disrupting the other player's plans.

    After resources are collected during the Gather Phase, players will enter a Building Phase where they can use those resources to build Wood, Straw, or Brick Houses. Whenever a player builds a Wall Section on one of their houses, a helpful Friend from the nearby forest comes to lend a hand. Players may choose to accept the help of that Friend, but occasionally it makes more sense to send that Friend to a different player, sometimes discarding their current Friend in the process.

    With 16 unique Fable cards and 12 powerful Friend cards, gathering resources in the Grimm Forest can be a difficult and challenging endeavor.

    Work hard, deduce correctly, avoid the treachery of the other builders and the sharp teeth of the lurking monsters, and you just might have a chance!
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    EC Game Day: The Grimm Forest

    February 17, 2018, 12:00pm - February 17, 2018, 2:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Thin...

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    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FROM YOUR FRIENDS @ EC!!!

    Today is a day for celebrating love, and we LOVE our EC Family Members!!!

    In fact, we're even extending our love to this Saturday, during our Valentine's Day Saturday at EC! event, where the FIRST 100 GUESTS will get a Valentine with HIDDEN EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one card will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    Plus, you can learn to play GRIMM FOREST with our friends from All Things Nerdy, from Noon-2pm!!!

    Also, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a Disney TREASURES BOX from Funko, featuring a Bambi Pop! Vinyl, and MORE!!!

    That's THIS Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at Emerald City Comics, where we share the love all year long!!!
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    Valentine's Day Saturday at EC!

    February 17, 2018, 11:00am - February 17, 2018, 9:00pm

    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!! On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will re...

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    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!!

    On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will receive a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    AND, the FIRST 100 GUESTS, AGED 13+ will ALSO receive a FREE Marvel PREVIEWSworld MAGAZINE!!!

    PLUS, in honor of our "Florida Winter", ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a Disney TREASURES SNOWFLAKE MOUNTAIN BOX from Funko!!!

    The winner will be called on Monday, Feb. 19th!

    * Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)
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    Valentine's Day Saturday at EC!

    February 17, 2018, 11:00am - February 17, 2018, 9:00pm

    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!! On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will re...

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    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Or you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos during that time!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    Terror in Meeple City!

    In Terror in Meeple City (formerly known as Rampage), you arrive in Meeple City as a gigantic, famished, scaly-skinned monster! Your goal: Dig your claws and dirty paws into the asphalt, destroy buildings, and devour innocent meeples – in short: sow terror while having fun. The monster who has caused the most damage after the carnage finally ends wins the game.

    The buildings in Meeple City are comprised of floor tiles and meeples, with the meeples serving as pillars that support the floors. Four wooden vehicles are on the ground in the eight neighborhoods in the city. Each monster, which consists of a wooden paws disc and a wooden body, starts in one corner of the game board. On a turn you take two actions from four possibilities, repeating an action if desired:

    -Move: Pick up your monster body, flick the paws disc, then place the body back on the disc.

    -Demolish: If your paws are on the sidewalk surrounding a building, you can pick up your monster body, drop it onto a building, then collect any floors that have no meeples on them.

    -Toss a vehicle: If you're in a neighborhood with a vehicle, you can pick up the vehicle, place it on your body, then flick the vehicle at a building or another monster.

    -Breathe: Even while away from sidewalks with no vehicles, you can cause destruction by placing your chin on your monster's body and blowing across the board.

    Monsters tend to be messy when obtaining meals, but if you knock meeples off the city board, you might be punished for letting food go to waste, costing you a tooth or letting other players take an additional action. After your two actions, you can eat unprotected meeples on the ground in your neighborhood, but you can eat only as many as the number of teeth you have. If you knock another monster to the ground, you break off one of its teeth, thereby keeping it from stealing your food! Meeples come in six colors, with the colors representing different types of inhabitants: blue (journalists), green (military), yellow (blondes), grey (old people), red (heroes), and black (businessmen). For each set of six you collect in your stomach, you score 10 points at game's end. You score points for collecting floors and teeth, too, and you can also score for achieving the goal on your character card.

    In addition to the character card, each player has a power card and a superpower card unique to his monster, with the former lasting the entire game and the latter being a one-shot effect that's revealed only upon use.

    Terror in Meeple City includes rules for monsters that evolve over the course of the game, that lose points for meeples not in sets, and that want to combine two game boards to allow for play with up to eight players.
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    EC Game Day: Terror in Meeple City!

    February 10, 2018, 12:00pm - February 10, 2018, 2:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Thin...

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    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Then you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos, from 7-9pm!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    Red Flags!

    Red Flags is "The Game of Terrible Dates"

    In Red Flags, your goal is to use "Perk" cards to create the best date for "The Single" (the judge for this round). However, there is a catch. Players may also play "Red Flags" (bad traits) in an attempt to sabotage another player's hot date.

    Each player has an opportunity to argue why their date is the best one for "The Single," who chooses which awful date wins...
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    EC Game Night: Red Flags!

    February 7, 2018, 6:00pm - February 7, 2018, 9:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things N...

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    It's time once again for an EC favorite!!!

    Our Yard Sale is back, and we've got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our outdoor display of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on...

    BACK ISSUE COMICS!
    BOOKS!
    TOYS!
    GAMES!
    COLLECTIBLES & MORE!!!

    Tables will be filled with lots of collectables, fan favorites, storage-held merchandise, and overstock items at our lowest prices ever!

    Now is the perfect time to get those items you may have missed, finish your collections, or find new treasures for your next obsession!!!

    PLUS, back by popular demand, ARTIST Greg Krivac will be here from 11a-4p with his amazing art prints for sale!!!
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    Yard Sale at EC!

    February 10, 2018, 11:00am - February 10, 2018, 6:00pm

    It's time once again for an EC favorite!!! Our Yard Sale is back, and we've got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our outdoor display of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on... BACK ISSUE COMICS! BOOKS! TOYS! GAMES! COLLECTIBLES & MORE!!! Tables will ...

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