GAMING IN OCTOBER 2018 AT EC!

10/3 – MAIDEN’S QUEST (WITH CREATOR KEN SHANNON)

In Maiden’s Quest, a maiden — tired of waiting to be rescued — takes it upon herself to fight her enemies and escape.

Maidens use cards from their hands to attempt to defeat an enemy or obstacle. As you play, the game’s difficulty grows as enemies of increasing ferocity become active! An innovative turn-and-flip mechanism allows each card to represent up to four items, encounters, or allies.

This fun and easy-to-learn game takes 10–30 minutes if you play non-stop. However, since each encounter is resolved separately, you can stop and stow away the deck at any time, returning to play when and where you left off at a later time! Since no surface is required, you can play while standing in line to get your morning coffee, while you wait for an appointment, or while sitting on the couch at home! Contents include enough for true solo play, co-op, or competitive two-player games, and, with multiple copies, more players can join in!

 

 


10/6 – TINY EPIC ZOMBIES and LIFE-SIZED TSURO!!!

Join us for EC Game Day, where there will 2 games to learn and play!
 
Our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session for Tiny Epic Zombies in the event room!
 
In the hub, we will be teaching Life-Sized Tsuro! It’s the same game, but this time, you are the pawns!
 
If you’re not familiar with the featured games, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 11am 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!!!
 
Info about the games:
 
TINY EPIC ZOMBIES
 
In Tiny Epic Zombies, survivors are always on the run, collecting weapons, killing Zombies and working toward completing objectives. Completing 3 objectives can win you the game but if you’re too focused on the objectives, the Zombies will overrun the mall and that will be the end of you.
 
Based on the mode of play, you will either play as one of the Survivors or as the Zombies.
 
As a Survivor, your turn will consist of moving 3 times. Then based on where you move, you’ll be able to do additional things. For instance, if you move into a room with a Zombie, you’ll have to fight it by rolling the Zombie die. Or if you move into a room adjacent to a Zombie, you can spend ammo to shoot it. Killing a Zombie is actually pretty easy… but they just keep coming. Keeping them from overrunning the entire mall, while trying to accomplish your objectives, that is hard!
 
After you’ve taken your 3 moves, you’ll search the room. This is done by revealing the Search Card you are holding. Most of the time, you find something useful, like awesome items you can later pickup and equip to your ITEMeeples. Sometimes though, you may find a Zombie lurking in the corner. So be prepared.
After you search the room, more Zombies flood into the Mall. Then it’s the next player’s turn. Simple as that.
 
Note: If your ammo and wound tokens ever meet, you’re dead meat! So, keep your wounds low and your ammo high.
 
If you die, that character will turn into a Zombie and you’ll have to draw a new character to play. If that happens too many times, you lose the game.
 
As a Zombie player, not only will you control unique Zombies with special abilities, you will control ALL the Zombies! With your help, the Zombies will have a brain in addition to eating brains. Your game will be to overwhelm the players with clever placement and movement of the Zombies. Smother them with your Zombie horde and prevent them from completing their objectives. If you kill enough players or overrun the mall courtyard, you win.
 
TSURO
 
A beautiful and beautifully simple game of laying a tile before your own token to continue its path on each turn. The goal is to keep your token on the board longer than anyone else’s, but as the board fills up this becomes harder because there are fewer empty spaces left… and another player’s tile may also extend your own path in a direction you’d rather not go. Easy to introduce to new players, Tsuro lasts a mere 15 minutes and actually does work for any number from 2 to 8!

 

 


10/10 – VILLAINOUS

In Villainous, each player takes control of one of six Disney characters, each one a villain in a different Disney movie. Each player has their own villain deck, fate deck, player board, and 3D character.

On a turn, the active player moves their character to a different location on their player board, takes one or more of the actions visible on that space (often by playing cards from their hand), then refills their hand to four cards. Cards are allies, items, effects, conditions, and (for some characters) curses. You need to use your cards to fulfill your unique win condition.

One of the actions allows you to choose another player, draw two cards from that player’s fate deck, then play one of them on that player’s board, covering two of the four action spaces on one of that player’s locations. The fate deck contains heroes, items, and effects from that villain’s movie, and these cards allow other players to mess with that particular villain.

 

 

 

10/13 – NO IN STORE GAMING EVENT (All Things Nerdy will be at our EC Comics Fest)

 

 

 

10/17 – WEREWORDS

In Werewords, players guess a secret word by asking “yes” or “no” questions. Figure out the magic word before time is up, and you win! However, one of the players is secretly a werewolf who is not only working against you, but also knows the word. If you don’t guess the word in time, you can still win by identifying the werewolf!

To help you out, one player is the Seer, who knows the word but must not to be too obvious when helping you figure it out; if the word is guessed, the werewolf can pull out a win by identifying the Seer!

 

 


10/20 – BIG BOOK MADNESS

So far your first year at the Elementary College has been slightly disappointing. They taught you to light a flickering flame at the tip of your finger, but other than that you’ve spent much more time reading books than learning powerful spells as future great wizards like you should.

So when you heard about the Big Book of Madness hidden in the great school library, you couldn’t help but to sneak in and peek in this intriguing tome in spite of your professors’ warnings. When you slowly lift the cover of the terrible book, dozens of dreadful creatures rush out, threatening to destroy the world itself! This was your mistake, and only you can fix it now! Learn from the library to fight back against the monsters, and try not to sink into insanity…

The Big Book of Madness is a challenging co-operative game in which the players are magic students who must act as a team to turn all the pages of the book, then shut it by defeating the terrible monsters they’ve just freed.

Each player has their own element deck that they build during the game and use for several purposes, such as learning or casting a spell, adding a new element to their deck, destroy or healing a curse. Spells allow you to support your playmates, improve your deck, draw cards, etc. — but the monsters from the book fight back. Each comes with terrible curses that are triggered every turn unless you dispel them in time. They will make you discard elements, add madness cards to your deck, or lose spells…

If you manage to turn six pages and defeat all of the monsters, you win the game!

 

 


10/24 – MIXTAPE MASSACRE

Mixtape Massacre is a tabletop board game where up to 6 people play as horror film archetypes and compete in a fictional 1986 killing spree to be remembered.

Players travel the streets of Tall Oaks visiting different town locations, vying for a chance to draw a card from the “Killer Scenes, Dude” deck (cards decorated like VHS tapes of old), providing an opportunity to slay victims and collect souvenirs. Claim your prize by rolling the action dice marked in knives, fists, and pentagrams to the amount required on your card.

Along the way, take your chances with the “Bonus Tracks” cards (decorated like your favorite dusty mixtape) or engage in Brawls, where players can battle it out and eliminate one another from the game. To win the game, be the first to rack up a body count of 10 or be the last player left alive.

With tons of jokes and references to all of your favorite 1980’s music, films, and pop-culture icons – Mixtape Massacre will have you laughing while you’re slashing!

 

 


10/27 – WHO GOES THERE

Who Goes There? is a cooperative game of growing paranoia. At the beginning of the game, all players are human and there is no reason not to fully trust the other players. As the temperature drops and mistakes are made, players start to doubt everything and everyone around them.

You must build, trade, and upgrade to better your chances of surviving the perils of the camp, and the alien entity that is now running loose.

Players must survive the elements and escape on the helicopter. and hope that anyone else on board is who they appear to be.

 

 

10/31 – HALLOWEEN (NO GAMING EVENT)

 

 

 

EVEN MORE GAMING…

 

VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG “BIG APPLE BATTLE” TOURNAMENT!!!

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

This tournament will use the “Big Apple Battle” format introduced in the following post!

http://upperdeckblog.com/2018/09/vs-system-2pcg-introducing-featured-formats

“It’s time for street-level heroes to take center stage in a battle for New York City!”

Rules: Your main character and each card in your deck (and out-of-game piles) that has a team affiliation must have one of the following affiliations:

  • Spider-Friends
  • Sinister Syndicate
  • Defenders
  • Underworld
  • Champions
  • Inhumans

Your deck can include cards from more than one of the above teams.

You can have any number of neutral (no affiliation) cards in your deck.

The expansions that include the above teams are:

  • The Defenders (Defenders and Underworld)
  • Legacy (Defenders and Underworld)
  • Monsters Unleashed (Champions and Inhumans)
  • Deadpool and Friends (Underworld)
  • Spider-Friends (Spider-Friends)
  • Sinister Syndicate (Sinister Syndicate)
  • New Defenders (Defenders)

There are neutral cards available in other expansions. These are legal for this Format.
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$10 entry fee, and all players get TWO foil cards!

PRIZES!

Organized Play Kits 3 AND 5 will be used as prize support!

When we use one OP Kit, first place gets to choose either the acetate card or the playmat. The other will be raffled to a random other player. For THIS 2-Kit tournament, there will be one prize each to FIRST THROUGH THIRD PLACE, and a raffle.  Additional prizes to be awarded if attendance merits (see below).
Each OP Kit contains…
* 1 Acetate Card
* 1 Playmat
* 5 Extended Art Foil Cards (Top Finishers Prizes plus one for Head Judge)
* 25 Alternate Extended Art Foil Cards (Participation Prizes)

AND … if there are 7 or more players, a $20 EC Gift Certificate will be added to the prizes! Another $20 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.

 

 

HEROCLIX MINIATURES GAME!!! SATURDAYS 4 – 8pm (except 10/6/18)
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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