GAMING IN NOVEMBER 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!

 

KINGDOMINO 11/1

In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots. But be careful as some other Lords also covet these lands…

Dominoes with a kingdom building twist. Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. The game mechanics for obtaining the tiles is clever: the order of who picks first depends on which tile was previously chosen. Make sure to secure tiles with crowns- these royal treasures help to multiply the worth of your kingdom at the end of the game! The game ends when each player has completed a 5×5 grid, and then points are counted based on number of connecting tiles and crowns

 

 

MEEPLE WAR 11/4

Before these elegant little wooden figures served faithfully in Carcassonne City and many other playful treasures, did you know that the meeples were originally battle vehicles for the four kingdoms of Lilliput? Embody yourself as one of the leaders of those kingdoms and re-enact (in actual size!) those tremendous battles of history. Develop your city, claim new territories, fight for glory, and destroy enemy cities: It’s time for meeple war!

To win Meeple War, gain six victory points by fighting enemy armies, destroying enemy cities, and gaining control of areas. Over the course of the game, you develop your city, build powerful armies, fight and destroy buildings. In this game of timing and strategy, anticipation and diplomatic skill — or perhaps crying — is key to victory.

 

 

JOKING HAZARD 11/8

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!

 

 

KINGDOM BUILDER 11/11

In Kingdom Builder, the players create their own kingdoms by skillfully building their settlements, aiming to earn the most gold at the end of the game.

Nine different kinds of terrain are on the variable game board, including locations and castles. During his turn, a player plays his terrain card and builds three settlements on three hexes of this kind. If possible, a new settlement must be built next to one of that player’s existing settlements. When building next to a location, the player may seize an extra action tile that he may use from his next turn on. These extra actions allow extraordinary actions such as moving your settlements.

By building next to a castle, the player will earn gold at the end of the game, but the most gold will be earned by meeting the conditions of the three Kingdom Builder cards; these three cards (from a total of ten in the game) specify the conditions that must be met in order to earn the much-desired gold, such as earning gold for your settlements built next to water hexes or having the majority of settlements in a sector of the board.

Each game, players will use a random set of Kingdom Builder cards (3 of 10), special actions (4 of 8), and terrain sectors to build the map (4 of 8), ensuring you won’t play the same game twice!

 

 

BIOTIX 11/15

Play Dirty – and get a Reaction!

You can pack a lot of fun into a small box, especially when you pack it full of microbe meeples. I’ll say it again. Meeple Microbes (squeeee!)

In this nasty little 2-5 player game, your boss, Dr. Lillian Johannae has made a groundbreaking discovery in the field of microbiology. She has discovered a new breed of extremely unstable, highly volatile microorganisms, BIOTIX™ (patent pending and pronounced ‘biotics’) that can uneasily coexist within a small system. Now she needs supporting data. But science can be a brutally competitive field. What began as an innocent pursuit of discovery has quickly devolved into self-centered posturing and ruthless backstabbing among her lab personnel, all vying to have their name attached to the research paper, thereby rocketing them you into scientific superstardom.

Your mission, carefully grow the largest culture of BIOTIX you can in your petri dish – and sabotage the work of others by pushing their microbe populations above their limit, causing them to explode and bio-react in all sorts of fun ways. Game play is simple: on your turn, draw two BIOTIX from the specimen bag and place them, one at a time, either into your own dish for points or into an opponent’s dish to try and force a bio-reaction to destroy their work.

Each of the five BIOTIX species has a different trigger number and a unique bio-reaction when they ‘go off’. It may force you to trash the microbes, force microbes from your dish into the petri dishes of others, steal microbes or wipe out a species across the whole table. The BIOTIX are in a constant state of flux throughout the game, as is your score, because at the end of the day you gain points for the BIOTIX remaining in your dish, with the most volatile BIOTIX being worth the most points.

The best score over 3 days of research determines the winner! Then try the advanced game, with Aggressive BIOTIX, a cancer-like organism that mimics the properties of the BIOTIX they replace in your dish – except they are worth negative points instead of their usual values.

 

 

MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS 11/18

1931: Your scientific expedition discovers a new and intriguing mountain range in the middle of the Antarctic polar circle. Under these challenging conditions, the survival of your team will depend on your ability to communicate with each other and to coordinate your efforts to overcome each obstacle — but what you discover on the way to the highest peak will strongly test your mental health. Will you even be able to understand yourself despite the madness that gradually insinuates itself into your mind?

Based on the novel by H. P. Lovecraft, Mountains of Madness is a fully cooperative game with a pinch of real-time gameplay.

 

 

COLT EXPRESS 11/22

In Colt Express, you play a bandit robbing a train at the same time as other bandits, and your goal is to become the richest outlaw of the Old West. The game consists of five rounds, and each round has two phases:

  • Phase 1: Schemin’ Each player plays 2-5 action cards on a common pile, with the cards being face up or face down depending on the type of the round. Instead of playing a card, a player can draw three cards from her deck.
  • Phase 2: Stealin’ The action cards are carried out in the order they were played, with a player’s best laid plans possibly not panning out due to mistakes and oversights!

The game takes place in a 3D train in which the bandits can move from one car to another, run on the roof, punch the other bandits, shoot them, rob the passengers, or draw the Marshal out of position. The train has as many cars as the number of players, and each car is seeded with gems, bags of loot or suitcases at the start of play.

Each player starts a round with six cards in hand, with each card showing one of these actions. At the start of a round, a round card is revealed, showing how many cards will be played; whether they’ll be played face up or face down, or individually or in pairs; and what action will occur at the end of the round (e.g., all bandits on top of the train move to the engine). You can pick up loot, gems or suitcases only by playing a “steal” card when you’re in a train car that holds one of these items — but since everyone is planning to get these goods, you’ll need to move, punch and shoot to get others out of your way. You can punch someone only in the same car as you, and when you do, the other bandit drops one of the goods he’s collected and is knocked into an adjacent car.

Each player’s character has a special power, such as starting the round with an extra card, playing your first card face down, or pocketing a bag of loot when you punch someone instead of letting it hit the ground.

You can shoot someone in an adjacent car or (if you’re running on top of the train) anyone in sight, and when you do, you give that player one of your six bullet cards; that card gets shuffled in the opponent’s deck, possibly giving her a dead card in hand on a future turn and forcing her to draw instead of playing something. If the Marshal ends up in the same car as you, likely due to other bandits luring him through the train, he’ll be happy to give you a bullet, too.

At the end of the game, whoever fired the most bullets receives a $1,000 braggart bonus, and whoever bagged the richest haul wins!

 

 

SHARK ISLAND 11/25

Shark Island is a semi-cooperative game for 2–5 players that pits up to four shark hunters against a monstrous great white shark (which is controlled by a player) that is working to terrorize the island. The hunters must work together to maximize their skills to search the surrounding waters and locate the shark before it can bring more terror to the island, or quickly respond after it attacks to do as much damage to the creature as they can. When the shark is found, the hunters engage in a rapid form of combat, intent on killing it or driving it to sea. If the hunters kill the shark, they win! The shark needs to outsmart the hunters and terrorize the island to accumulate enough terror to win the game by achieving the terror goal they chose at the start of play, which includes a minimum of nine terror tokens.

The game takes place over several turns, made up of three phases. The shark tries to hide among debris and other sea creatures, and the hunters try to flush out the shark that can ultimately lead to an all versus one card battle. Special abilities of the shark and hunters can influence the outcome of the game.

 

 

THE GRIZZLED 11/29

The Grizzled is a cooperative game about survival in the trenches during the first World War where players win or lose together.

Each round, the current team leader will choose how many cards every player draws. Then, going around the table, players must either play a card in their hand or back out of the mission. Each card represents either threats to the team (such as mortar shells and weather conditions) or negative personality traits (such as frightened or obsessive). At the end of the round, more cards are added to the draw deck. The game ends only if the players can deplete the draw deck as well as their hands without letting time run out.

If one threat shows up too many times, the team fails the mission. The team must play their threats correctly in order to gain any progress. However, most of the information in a players hand remains secret throughout the game.

Planning, teamwork, and a little luck are the tools you’ll need to win this cooperative game for two to five players.

 

EVEN MORE GAMING IN NOVEMBER!

 

Here are even more gaming events throughout the month!

 

VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT – 11/19 1-4pm
The Vs. System 2PCG is a card game where 2-4 players each build a deck of Characters, Plot Twists, and Locations, and try to knock out their opponents. Each Vs. System set comes with a full playset of cards so you’ll have everything you need to play the full game right out of the box. If you never played the original Vs. System, don’t worry: You’ll pick it up fast. And If you’ve played original Vs. you’ll find that some parts of the game have been streamlined or changed in order to make it easier to learn, faster to play, and more fun to battle.

Each player starts with a Main Character such as Iron Man, Star-Lord, or Thanos. During the game you’ll play resources and recruit Supporting Characters. You’ll organize your formation between your Front and Back Rows, and you’ll make solo and team attacks against your foes in order to stun and KO them. You’ll play Plot Twists to enhance your team or hurt your opponent’s. You’ll use your Locations to activate your team’s Super Powers. Your Main Character will earn Experience Points and Level Up to dominate the battlefield. Finally, you’ll KO your opponent’s Main Character (or they’ll KO yours).

This event will start at 1pm, please arrive by 12:30 to register and get pairings done. There is a $5 Entry – All players get a foil card! An Organized Play Kit will be used as prize support. First place gets to choose either the acrylic card or the playmat. The other will be raffled to a random other player.

4-player minimum for the tournament.
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).

JUST ANNOUNCED!!!
The first 25 Guests participating in this event will receive a Jungle Hunter L2 promo given out at Gen Con this year! Upper Deck was kind enough to supply these promos, and a couple other goodies that will be available at future tournaments!

 

 

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!

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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.
    ($24.99)
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    'EC Book Club: MARCH Book One by John Lewis' is Tuesday, March 6th in our Events Room!

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    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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    '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...

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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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    @[134891530271801:274:Marvel Studios]' latest block-buster, the long-awaited @[635054059945646:274:Black Panther] finally made its debut, and EC was there to support an amazing night of film, superheroism, and community at @[272459786189345:274:Sundial St. Pete]'s AMC theater in St. Petersburg!!! ...

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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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