New Games! 9/30/17

MASSIVE DARKNESS

 

Massive Darkness brings the classic fantasy RPG experience to modern board gaming, with an action-packed campaign chock full of gorgeous miniatures and a streamlined system that keeps the focus on the heroes’ actions, with no need for a game master to control the enemies.

Using the popular Zombicide system as a starting point, Massive Darkness adds all the richness of a dungeon crawl RPG. Pick your hero, choose a class, decide on which skills to spend your XP, and get loot by searching the dungeon or killing special enemies that can use the equipment against you! Face a multitude of different enemy types, coming in all shapes and sizes, whose behavior is resolved automatically…or you can try to sneak around enemies by taking advantage of dark areas of the map.

Players begin their adventure in Massive Darkness by picking a Hero – each with two special starting skills – and pair them with a Class of their choosing. Depending on the combination, another skill can be unlocked, giving players a wide range of choices and play styles. In Massive Darkness, the created Heroes go on Quests, killing monsters, collecting loot, and gaining XP. Players spend their XP to unlock new Skills, growing more powerful as the Quest progresses.

Throughout the game, players encounter different monsters, including Minions, Agents, Roaming Monsters, and Bosses. An unique mechanism of the game is the Guardian. Any of the monster types have a chance of spawning as a Guardian, meaning it will use a random piece of equipment in the fight against Heroes. However, if players are able to overcome this difficult encounter, they will acquire that piece of loot!

 

 

 

AGE OF THIEVES

 

Age of Thieves is a fantasy board game of strategy and adventure set in Hadria, a port metropolis located on the northern fringes of a mighty Empire. Each player becomes a master thief about to commit the most daring burglary of his career. During the game players may use unique abilities of their thieves as well as various action cards, which represent maneuvers, alchemical potions or complicated devices inspired by visionary ideas of Renaissance inventors. The players choose cards to play and then use available Action Points to plan the order of their activities. This makes the game very dynamic, with each resolved action dramatically influencing the turn. The players’ order changes dynamically depending on the number of Action Points placed on each chosen card.

The goal of the game is to break into the vault inside the Emperor’s palace and steal the Emperors’ Jewel, the symbol of power very precious to the ruling dynasty. However, this is hardly the end, because thieves must escape from the city with their loot. This is no easy task – the streets are patrolled by vigilant city guards and veteran captains well versed in all criminal tricks. Additionally, time is running fast for the thieves – event cards introduced each turn control the flow of the game, escalating its pace and difficulty of challenges for the players to overcome.

The thief who will manage to escape through one of four city gates taking with him the Emperors’ Jewel or other valuable loot will be the winner of the game. Anyone who will stay inside Hadria after resolving the last event card will be caught and mercilessly thrown inside the city dungeon, their names erased from the annals of the omnipotent Guild.

 

 

MEEPLE WAR

 

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.

 

 

 

RAIL RAIDERS INFINITE

 

Rail Raiders Infinite is a chibi sci-fi western board game for 2 to 4 players. Raid the Interstellar Express space-rail to earn loot, infamy, and the ire of C.O.W. and the Galactic Central Bank. In order to loot the train you’ll need to first dispose of the meddlesome Tinstar Lawbots, who will do everything in their power to stop your heist. Team up with other Raiders, or do what bandits do best, double-crossing them when their chips are down. Anything goes when you’re out to make a big score!

In Rail Raiders Infinite, players assume control of a bandit raiding the Interstellar Express space-rail. Raiders move from car to car searching for loot. The player who gets the biggest haul of double-dollars before the train makes it to the station wins the game. Combat and other actions are determined by rolling a “hand” of five or more custom poker dice. The player who scores the highest hand wins the roll.

Train Cars, except for the locomotive and caboose, always start the game face down showing the roof side of the car. This way raiders don’t know where the richest opportunities or the most Law Bots are beforehand. When a Raider moves onto, or starts its turn on, a face down car it may turn that car face up. Once a Train Car is turned face up, then Loot tokens are placed on the car and Long Arm of the Law cards are drawn equal to the numbers shown on the car.

Each player takes control of a single Raider. Each Raider has a model and a card with a unique ability which only that Raider may use. A Raider may take three actions during its turn from the following choices: Move, Search, or Showdown. Any action type can only be performed twice during a player’s turn. So while a player gets to take three actions only two of them can be the same type of action.

At the beginning of a Raider’s turn, a High Noon card is drawn. High Noon cards have special effects which may affect the turn’s game play. Additionally, the High Noon deck serves as a timer for the game. Once the High Noon deck has been exhausted, the train has reached the station and the Raiders need to jump off the train or be captured!

Long Arm of the Law cards tell you how many, and what type of, Lawbots to place on the train car. Some Long Arm of the Law cards even have special effects that may swing the tide of the game allowing Lawbots to roll more dice, gain rerolls, or even speed up the train!

Poker dice are used to resolve shootouts and other situations within the game. Each die features six values: 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace, and Joker. Players roll a hand of five dice and then attempt to make the highest poker hand from the results. The player with the highest hand wins!

 

 

THIS WAR OF MINE

 

This War Of Mine: The Board Game is the tabletop adaptation of the award-winning video game that pictures the drama of civilians trapped in a war-torn city.

You will enter this experience as a group of civilians trapped in a besieged and conflict-ridden city, enduring many hardships that often test the essence of humanity.

During day time you will take shelter in a ruined tenement house, which you will care about and manage by: removing rubble, searching through various rooms (often behind barricaded doors), you will build beds, improvised workshops, stoves, tools, water filters, small animal traps, you will cultivate an improvised vegetable garden, fix the tenements’ shelled facilities, reinforce the security of your shelter and should winter come, you’ll try to keep it warm.

Upon nightfall your main duties will consist of guarding your shelter and what little possessions you can accumulate against bandits and raiders. Those in your group fit for such a task will use the cover of the night to carefully explore dozens of the ever-changing locations scattered throughout the dangerous city in search of all the things that a person needs to survive (materials, food, meds, equipment, etc.). On your way you will meet tens of characters, each with a unique story (residents of the locations you visit, thieves, bandits, soldiers, war victims, refugees, neighbors, traders and members of local communities), each encounter is a potential, unique adventure. To guide you through all these events you will have the special SCRIPTS mechanism, responsible for implementing the deep and complex story and a coherent plot (each game will be unique and different than the previous).

Your goal is to SURVIVE until the cessation of war hostilities. During your struggle as the survivors, you will experience dramas connected with making extremely difficult decisions and choices (you will have to face the consequences of your actions sooner or later in the playthrough). Survival itself will often prove not to be enough. The price each of you will decide to pay, might be too high in the final outcome. So the goal is really to survive in a way that will let you live on with the decisions you made. The EPILOGUES mechanism will kick in here.

TWOM: The Board Game features a multiplayer experience for up to 6 players, as well as a solo variant. You will be able to personify one of the well-known characters from the electronic version of the game and face hundreds of new challenges and difficult choices.

The boardgame significantly broadens the original game’s universe and emphasises the depth of plot, yet its main focus will be on human interactions driven by survival instinct and group decision-making.

The project aims to omit the usual boardgame threshold – TWOM: The Board Game is an INSTANT PLAY game, with no need for reading the manual before starting the adventure.

Experience the simulation of a struggle for survival as a group of civilians facing a blind and merciless war.

In war, not everyone is a soldier.

 

Also out this week:

  • Magic the Gathering: Ixalan
  • Zombie Terror
  • Splendor: Cities of Splendor Expansion
  • Andromeda
  • Potion Explosion: The Fifth Ingredient Expansion
  • Cthulhu Tales
  • First Martians
  • 60 Seconds to Save the World
  • Cat Lady
  • Mad Science Expo
  • Oath of the Brotherhood

 

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    DRAGONFIRE DBG

    Dragonfire is a cooperative deck-building game set within the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Players choose from a number of races — from dwarf to elf, half-orc to human — while assuming the quintessential roles of cleric, rogue, fighter, and wizard. Equipped with weapons, spells, and magic items, players begin their adventure along the famed Sword Coast, then expand to other locales across the Forgotten Realms, such as Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter, and Waterdeep in future expansions. Along the way, players level up their characters, opening access to additional equipment, feats, and more. Join the quest, and build your own legend!

    RICK AND MORTY DBG: CLOSE RICK-COUNTERS OF THE RICK KIND

    Based on the episode "Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind," in Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game players play as and against different versions of Rick by building a better deck than their opponents.

    The deck-building game is built on Cryptozoic's Cerberus Engine as various versions of Rick serve as both players' oversized Hero cards and the Villainous Council of Ricks. Each player's deck starts with the following cards: seven Genius Waves cards that give you Power, one Beth, one Jerry, and one Summer. The Beth, Jerry, and Summer cards do nothing, but can activate other cards. The "Kick" stack in other Cerberus games is now the Portal Gun stack. The Portal Gun activates the Portal deck, which transports a player's hero to a random location from the episode or other popular places from the series. That player may then utilize that location during their turn and has the option of paying the cost of the location to put it into their deck.

    CAMPY CREAUTRES

    Players are mad scientist in need of precious mortals for future experiments. Rather than getting your hands dirty, your army of campy creatures awaits to do your bidding. Capture the most valuable mortals over the course of three nights to win. But be warned — the mortals won't go down without a fight.

    Campy Creatures is a ghoulish game of bluffing, deduction, and set collection for 2-5 players. Players begin each round with the same hand of creatures. Their goal is to capture valuable mortals by outguessing their opponents with the creatures they play. Each player has perfect information at the start, so knowing what a person might do in a particular situation is key.

    BASTION

    The castle is besieged! Hordes of monsters gather near the ancient walls and are about to smash open the castle gates. Mountain giants trample the fields, fire riders burn the surrounding settlements, and the ice dragon has nested on top of the citadel tower, horrifying the minds of the inhabitants of the bastion. Only a squad of stubborn heroes stands between the enemies and their ultimate victory.

    Bastion is a cooperative castle defense game set in the Berserk universe, with 1 to 4 players taking on the roles of magical castle defenders. The castle is located in the center of the game board and is menaced by a great variety of invading enemies: dangerous beasts, ferocious warriors, terrible monsters, giants, mages, and even mighty dragons.

    You will travel the bastion districts, draw energy from sources of magic, build obelisks, bombard the enemies by magical devices and learn new spells. You will be gathering specific mana that is required to defeat each of the invaders. Victories allow castle defenders to gain new abilities, build powerful artifacts, and perform magic rituals.

    To defeat a monster you usually must travel to its location and spend a specific amount of mana of a required color. Each defeated monster provides you with a new spell. The tougher the defeated enemy, the better spell you will get. Castle defenders should try to be as efficient as possible. If you take too many actions to defeat your threats, the bastion will fall.

    Bastion is a cooperative adventure: you either defend the city by concerted efforts or it will fall under the pressure of the attacking hordes. Bastion is a highly customizable and replayable game. There are several scenarios and difficulty settings in the rules, along with the solo mode.

    TWILIGHT IMPERIUM

    Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition) is a game of galactic conquest in which three to six players take on the role of one of seventeen factions vying for galactic domination through military might, political maneuvering, and economic bargaining. Every faction offers a completely different play experience, from the wormhole-hopping Ghosts of Creuss to the Emirates of Hacan, masters of trade and economics. These seventeen races are offered many paths to victory, but only one may sit upon the throne of Mecatol Rex as the new masters of the galaxy.

    No two games of Twilight Imperium are ever identical. At the start of each galactic age, the game a board is uniquely and strategically constructed using 51 galaxy tiles that feature everything from lush new planets and supernovas to asteroid fields and gravity rifts. Players are dealt a hand of these tiles and take turns creating the galaxy around Mecatol Rex, the capital planet seated in the center of the board. An ion storm may block your race from progressing through the galaxy while a fortuitously placed gravity rift may protect you from your closest foes. The galaxy is yours to both craft and dominate.

    A round of Twilight Imperium begins with players selecting one of eight strategy cards that both determine player order and give their owner a unique strategic action for that round. These may do anything from providing additional command tokens to allowing a player to control trade throughout the galaxy. After these roles are selected, players take turns moving their fleets from system to system, claiming new planets for their empire, and engaging in warfare and trade with other factions. At the end of a turn, players gather in a grand council to pass new laws and agendas, shaking up the game in unpredictable ways.

    After every player has passed their turn, players move up the victory track by checking to see whether they have completed any objectives throughout the turn and scoring them. Objectives are determined by setting up ten public objective cards at the start of each game, then gradually revealing them with every round. Every player also chooses between two random secret objectives at the start of the game, providing victory points achievable only by the holder of that objective. These objectives can be anything from researching new technologies to taking your neighbor's home system. At the end of every turn, a player can claim one public objective and one secret objective. As play continues, more of these objectives are revealed and more secret objectives are dealt out, giving players dynamically changing goals throughout the game. Play continues until a player reaches ten victory points.

    RICHARD THE LIONHEART

    The Crusades have summoned Richard the Lionheart to the Middle East. Back home in England, John Lackland is trying to consolidate his power, recruiting the Sheriff of Nottingham to his side. Opposing them is Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. What will be left of Richard's Kingdom when the Crusades are over?

    In Richard the Lionheart, players ally themselves either with Robin Hood or John Lackland. They travel across England, trying to earn prestige points and influence the Crusades from afar. At the end of the game, Richard will return to what's left of his kingdom...if he returns at all. At this time, the player who has earned the most prestige wins.
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    DRAGONFIRE DBG Dragonfire is a cooperative deck-building game set within the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Players choose from a number of races — from dwarf to elf, half-orc to human — while assuming the quintessential roles of cleric, rogue, fighter, and wizard. Equipped with weapons, spells, ...

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    EC Book Club – Mister Miracle by Jack Kirby TP! is Tuesday, December 5th in our Events Room!

    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!

    We felt that Kirby's Mister Miracle deserved a special introduction, so we added a BONUS "Comics 101" slideshow to the end of our last meeting!
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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 11/15/17

    “Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! EC Book Club – Mister Miracle by Jack Kirby TP! is 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). 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 at stephanie@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #350, November 2017 (for books arriving mainly in January 2018)…


    “The late Len Wein, co-creator of Swamp Thing, was working on a new horror series with art by Kelley Jones…”

    Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 (page 75) – The 1970s saw the rise of the weird/anti-hero, and among the best of these was the Swamp Thing. Both of his creators, Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, have passed away, but this 80 page one-shot promises to be a fitting homage to them. Not only is Len Wein’s final script included, but also Kelley Jones artwork for it (example above), and a brand new 48 page story by super-star writer Tom King and illustrated by Jason Fabok.

    ($7.99)


    The EC Comics story “Master Race” is an undisputed masterpiece of comics art.

    Master Race and Other Stories HC (page 346) – A hardcover anthology of short stories drawn by Bernie Krigstein and a treasure for any serious student of comics art history. Krigstein was a virtuoso of expressive drawing, story pacing, and the graphic depiction of time and motion in service of building psychological tension. This collection includes most of his best work, including a lyrical adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “The Flying Machine.”

    ($29.99)
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    THE NEW DEADPOOL TEASER IS HERE!!!

    DC Comics / Warner Bros. Pictures' long-awaited Justice League movie hits theaters this weekend, but the folks at Marvel Studios / 20th Century Fox don't want you to forget that there's a little film called Deadpool Movie 2 oozing its way into theaters next year, and they're getting your attention in typical fashion!!!

    Ryan Reynolds does a hilarious take on "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross, and it is DEFINITELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK, but when you're done giggling, there are some quick clips of what's to come, and it makes this rude interruption from Marvel's Merc With a Mouth, er... "Justified".

    While you're waiting for these sure-fire hit movies, you can stop by and see your friends at EC for all things Justice League, Deadpool and more... including Bob Ross Pop! Vinyls from Funko, so come see us today!!!
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    Marvel and Sony Pictures' Spider-Man: Homecoming was a HUGE summer hit, and we were totes excited when the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)'s summer blockbuster arrived on BluRay and DVD!!!

    We were also super-excited to hear that our friend Joe Pruett from AfterShock Comics was in town!!! He was here to promote their amazing... spectacular... (see what we did there...?) comics, featuring some epic story-telling and mesmerizing artwork!!!

    Of course, there were free Spider-Man comics, FOOM! magazines, and TWO raffles; one for a collection of Aftershock comics and a tee shirt, and the other for a Spidey Fan Pack, that included the Homecoming Marvel Collector Corps box from Funko!!!

    Thanks to everyone who swung in to be part of our day!!! With great power comes great FUN at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    @[6883542487:274:Marvel] and @[7695091930:274:Sony Pictures]' @[101198429956076:274:Spider-Man]: Homecoming was a HUGE summer hit, and we were totes excited when the @[116895015024405:274:Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)]'s summer blockbuster arrived on BluRay and DVD!!! We were also super-excited ...

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    Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition will be here Thursday, November 16th!!!

    On release day, the first 4 Guests who purchase Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition will also receive the Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition rulebooks bound together in a single volume hardback book, and two beautiful limited edition 11 x 17" art prints, with special commemorative branding that showcases twenty years of exacting world building and gorgeous design work that has brought this vibrant universe to life!!!
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    WATCH OUT, JUSTICE LEAGUE... KIMMEL KOMICS IS "ALL IN", TOO!!!

    As excited as we are about this week's Justice League premiere from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures, we have to admit that we're super-stoked for Ben Affleck - Actor's OTHER superhero blockbuster from J. J. Abrams!!!

    The trailer for "The Terrific Ten" made its debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!!! It's based on characters he created, and, well... okay, this ISN'T a real thing, but this "trailer" IS pretty hilarious and we'll admit we would watch the HECK out of this if it was an actual movie!!!

    If, however, you're interested in teaming up with someone who is TRULY full of talent and imagination, you won't want to miss our Local Comic Shop Day with Mike Maihack at EC! THIS SATURDAY, where you can meet one of our favorite artists, Mike Maihack!!! The "Cleopatra In Space" author will be here selling his amazing prints, which will make an excellent gift for the holidays!!! (Then, of course, you can go see Justice League afterwards!)

    ENJOY!!!
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    We are one of the 561 storefronts participating in Local Comic Shop Day® this year!

    Be here by 11am on Saturday, November 18th for your best chance at the rarest items! Free all-day raffle for a 'Local Comic Shop Day FAN PACK'!!!
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    On Saturday, November 18th - visit your Local Comic Shop! UNIQUE, LIMITED AND EXCLUSIVE comics and graphic novels. These items are ONLY AVAILABLE AT 561 stores worldwide on Local Comic Shop Day® localcomicshopday.com/participating-stores/ Local Comic Shop Day® celebrates locally owned ind...

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    Local Comic Shop Day is an annual event that brings attention to locally-owned, independent comic book stores, and EC is excited to host this event once again!!! Join us for a day of fun like no other!!!

    Plus, we're celebrating the release of the new Justice League movie, in preparation for our BIG Justice League event next Saturday!!!

    On Saturday, Nov. 18th, the FIRST 50 GUESTS at 11am will receive
    a FREE "IDW Publishing: The 50" PROMO MAGAZINE!!!

    And, the FIRST 100 Adults will receive a FREE "SECRET WEAPONS" #1 COMIC from Valiant!!! (Rated T+; we'll have FREE ALL AGES comics available for kids!)

    SAVE 10% ALL DAY on ALL BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, TRADE PAPERBACKS, and VINTAGE COMICS!!!

    AND shop for SPECIAL LCSD EXCLUSIVE ITEMS!!! (Quantities are very limited!)

    PLUS, SAVE 10% on ALL "JUSTICE LEAGUE" TITLED TOYS & GAMES, ALL DAY!!!

    MEET "CLEOPATRA IN SPACE" writer/artist Mike Maihack from 11a-2pm**!!!!

    All Things Nerdy will be hosting EC GAME DAY: MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS from Noon-2pm!!!

    PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win an LCSD Fan Pack!!!

    The Fan Pack includes: 1 Rick and Morty Double-Size Treasury Edition comic, 1 Calexit: The Comic Book Bandana, 1 Captain America #695 LCSD Variant, 1 Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #1 LCSD Variant, 1 Maestros Comic #1 LCSD Variant, 1 First Strike #1 LCSD Variant, 1 Sherlock Frankenstein LCSD Variant, 1 Star Wars Adventures LCSD Variant, 1 Tales From Johnny Wander LCSD Variant!, and 1 Bloodshot promo poster!!
    (Because of the "Mature" nature of some of the books in this collection, ALL raffle entrants MUST be 18 years of age or over!!!)

    ALL KIDS can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win a DC Comics Awesome Activities for Kids book!!!

    All raffle winners will be called on Monday, Nov. 20th!
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    Local Comic Shop Day with Mike Maihack at EC!

    November 18, 2017, 11:00am - November 18, 2017, 9:00pm

    Local Comic Shop Day is an annual event that brings attention to locally-owned, independent comic book stores, and EC is excited to host this event once again!!! Join us for a day of fun like no other!!! Plus, we're celebrating the release of the new Justice League movie, in preparation for our BI...

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