Two HUGE event days on the horizon! Newsletter 4/22/16

 

Both INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY and FREE COMIC BOOK DAY are almost here!!!
Read all about them, and all of our other great events and give-aways and raffles, below!

 

 

BOARD GAME MEETUP
BOARD GAME MEETUP
Saturday, April 23rd from 5pm to 9pm

Do you enjoy Board games? Got a fantastic new game and no one at home to play it with? Well, bring it on down to our Emerald City Board Game Meet-Ups!

No purchase necessary to come down and have fun! The festivities start at 5pm. Even if you don’t have your own games to play, fear not — we have a wide variety of free-to-play demonstration copies for anyone to use in our game room!

Drink and snack purchases are available!

Our Board Game Meet-ups are open to all — players under age 13 are welcome with an adult.

 

 

POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE MEETUP
POKEMON YOUTH LEAGUE
Sundays from 4pm to 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!

What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?

Download the rules here…
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/rules

…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!

“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.

Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!

In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”

 

 

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DC PREVIEWS & MAGIC: THE GATHERING GIVE-AWAY & RAFFLE!!!
Wednesday, April 27th from 11am to 9pm

DC Rebirth is here!!! And, EC can help you get all the game-changing first issues, so you don’t miss a beat!
Plus, it’s International Tabletop Day, April 30th!!! To get you ready for these major events…

Join us on Wednesday, April 27th, when the FIRST 25 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE DC PREVIEWS MAGAZINE & CHECKLIST!!!

PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 “MAGIC: THE GATHERING – ARENA OF THE PLANESWALKERS” BOARD GAMES!!!
(Ages 10+; 2-5 players.)

Winners will be called on Friday, April 29th!

* 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. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

 

 

X-WING MEETUP
STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME NIGHT
Thursday, April 28th from 6pm to 9pm
and every other Thursday

Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.

What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?

For more information, rules and how to play video:
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/x-wing

“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”

 

 

HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT MEETUP
MARVEL HEROCLIX TOURNAMENT: UNCANNY X-MEN PRE-RELEASE
Friday, April 29th from 6:30pm to 9pm

Players will have an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the figures from the Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set before official world-wide release!

The Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set features three major sub-themes of the All-New X-Men, the Marauders, Freedom Force and much more!

Entry Fee: $16 per person — each participant receives one 5-figure booster pack of Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men.

NEW PLAYERS! If the following tournament details seem daunting to you, feel free to come and play at a “beginner’s table,” where one of our EC Team Members can get you started playing a non-tournament “casual” game with other new players!

Style: Sealed Swiss
Force Construction: DRAFT

Drafting Instructions: Players open their boosters and draft a team of 5 figures from the boosters — for the purpose of drafting, seat all players in groups of 4. Each player choose one figure out of their first booster and each booster passed to them until all players have drafted a team of 5 figures. Players play all 5 figures as their team.

Action Limit: The action limit for the tournament is 1 action per 100 points of drafted team with the lowest team build total.
EXAMPLES:
If the player with the lowest team build total has a 275 point team, the tournament is run as 2 actions per player.
If a player with the lowest team build total has a 315 point team, the tournament is run as 3 actions per player.

Prizes:
Players keep the 5 figures from the Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men set that they drafted for their team.

Players also have a chance to win one Limited Edition (LE) Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men Map or a Limited Edition (LE) Prize Figure.

For more information:
http://wizkids.com/heroclix/marvel-heroclix-uncanny-x-men/

To sign up, please visit:
http://win.wizkids.com/event.php?EVENT_ID=160681

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY
Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 9pm

This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!

All day long, games will be 20% OFF!!! This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paints and dice!

Join us for an all-day event of tabletop gaming. All are welcome to come and play. We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event, and to see anyone who has ever wanted to “roll dice” come visit and learn to play!

Every International Tabletop Day we here at EC strive to make it the best day of gaming for you!

To this end we have set up several games to be demonstrated throughout the day!

Check out the list below!*

FUSE
Intruders have made their way on to your ship! Their goal: Total Destruction! Twenty bombs have been detected onboard, and the countdown has begun. Your elite Bomb Defusal Team (BDT) has been called to neutralize the threat. Does your team have what it takes to work through the intricacies of the bombs and defuse them in time? You’d better get moving, because this game will self-destruct in 10-minutes… FUSE is a real-time, cooperative dice game where players work together to quickly save their ship from impending doom!

ONITAMA
Carved into the crags of the mist-shrouded mountains of ancient Japan lies the ancient shrine of Onitama. Masters of the Arts journey there with their most promising disciples to prove their superiority in battle. Part of the Dice Tower Essential line, Onitama is an elegant, abstract strategy game which captures the flavor of martial arts. In this game of elegance and simplicity, two players compete in 10-15 minute matches. With endless re-playability, players can be engaged for hours! Will you hazard the journey and meet within Onitama’s hallowed walls to prove your superiority?

DINGO’S DREAMS
Dingo and his friends have gotten lost on Walkabout! Visit their dreams to lead them home!
Dingo’s Dreams is a delightful and clever family game for 2-4 players. Each player competes to be the first to successfully guide his animal through the dream world.

SUPERFIGHT
In Superfight, Skybound’s wildly popular party game of absurd arguments, players use cards to generate ridiculous characters and then argue about who would win in a fight. From this 500-card core deck, you might have a T-rex with laser eyes VS. Bruce Lee made of steel, or a pirate swinging a shark on a chain VS. a kindergarten class that breathes fire!

CASH N’GUNS
Short Tempers! Cold Cash! Hot Lead! The big heist may have been a success, but it all goes wrong when every crook wants a larger cut. With this much money on the table, bullets speak louder than words! In Cash ‘n Guns, players point foam pistols at each other and try to intimidate their opponents into letting them have the largest share. The bravest crooks enjoy the most money – but only if they live long enough to spend it!

PADEMIC: THE CURE
In Pandemic: The Cure, a stand-alone, dice-based version of the award-winning Pandemic board game, four diseases threaten the world and it falls to your team to save humanity. Players take on different roles, each with its own unique set of dice and abilities, and must take advantage of their specializations if they have any hope of (surviving!) winning the game. If, at any time, a region is infected with more than three dice of a given color, an outbreak occurs, spreading disease into an adjacent region. If too many outbreaks take place, or the rate of contamination gets too high, all the players lose. If, however, the players can discover the cures to the four diseases, humanity endures…until the next epidemic!

Our friends at Gamer’s On The Edge will be running a demonstration table with the following games. They will also be holding raffles for prizes. Donations go the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
http://www.gamersontheedge.com/

MUNCHKIN
Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Designed by Steve Jackson, the Munchkin card game captures the essence of the dungeon experience as you and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items!

LOVE LETTER
All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo Princess Annette of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to bring your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first? Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2-4 suitors.

Double Exposure Envoy Bill Eastman will also be on hand to demonstrate the following games. Trying out these games will gain you some International Tabletop Day giveaways while supplies last.

CASTLE PANIC
The forest is filled with all sorts of monsters. They watched and waited as you built your castle and trained your soldiers – but now they`ve gathered their army and are marching out of the woods! Can you work with your friends to defend your castle, or will the monsters tear down your walls and destroy the precious castle towers?

DON’T TURN YOUR BACK
Walk the twisted streets of the Mad City in a boardgame that fuses worker placement with deck building. Extract dreams in the City Slumbering, and use them to buy favors from Nightmares. Procure special services in the Bizarre Bazaar. Score points through skillful play in Mother Whens deadly High School and the sinister 13th District. Compete for the Wax Kings favor, and the ultimate prize…escape! In this game rooted in the sinister world of the Dont Rest Your Head roleplaying game, your opponents lurk around every corner, waiting to attack. Can you outsmart your friends and win the Nightmares game? Whatever you do, Don’t Turn Your Back!

*Times when the demonstrations will be running will be listed soon.

We will also be featuring a Paint & Take table. There will be plenty of paints and brushes for you to paint a miniature and take that miniature home with you!

Hungry? David’s Dawg House will be on hand to take care of your hunger!
http://davidsdawghouse.com/

Check out this great promotional video, made by our friends at Gamers on the Edge!
https://youtu.be/03lGfO7MqvA

 

 

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ECBC! Emerald City Book Club
Tuesday, May 3rd from 7pm to 8pm

ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.

The featured book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting!
(Discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).

The featured book for this meeting is SAGA volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. SAGA is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.

The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.

 

 

HOPS TABLETOPS MEETUP
HOPS & TABLETOPS @ PAIR O’ DICE BREWING CO.
Wednesday, May 4th from 7pm to 10pm
at Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company
4400 118th Avenue North #208, Clearwater, FL 33762

Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!

The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!

Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!

 

 

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!
Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 9pm

As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.

Each of our Guests will be able to choose any three comics from those available! Here is what is being offered this year:

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981

ALL DAY, 25% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS!

Also all day, enter our raffle to win* one of ten sets of ALL 50 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS!

Winners will be announced Monday, May 9th.

From 1-4pm, come and meet** comic book creators Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rob Hunter, and Adam Riches!

Also, photo ops with BATMAN and SPIDER-MAN!**
(times to be determined — check with the store or our Facebook page for updates)

* 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. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)

** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.

 

 

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10% OFF ALL TOYS AND GAMES
Sunday, May 8th from noon to 6pm

Comics get all the love on Free Comic Book Day — so TOYS and GAMES start to feel left out! So come back Sunday the 8th to share the love with 10% off anything in our Toys and Games categories!!!

 

 

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http://facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics

 

And also see the Events page on our website for upcoming events:
http://emeraldcitycomics.com/events

 

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https://www.youtube.com/user/ECComicsFL

 

(Please note: the following featured items were expected to ship, but are not guaranteed to be in-stock in the case of shortages or sell-outs)

 


 

Click here for new releases!

http://emeraldcitycomics.com/new-releases

 

Featured Comic Books:

 

DISNEY PRINCESS 2
DISNEY PRINCESS #2
JOE BOOKS INC.
(W) Georgia Ball (A/CA) Amy Mebberson
The hit series continues! Disney’s beloved heroines have returned in this hilarious collection of Disney Princess comic strips! Featuring laugh-out-loud stories from the worlds of Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Aurora, and more, this charming ongoing series will make all your royal dreams come true.

 

HAUNTED MANSION 2
HAUNTED MANSION #2 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jorge Coehlo (CA) E.M. Gist
YOU CAN ENTER, BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE…!
•  Get ready to meet the 999 happy haunts residing in the mansion…but some of them aren’t quite so happy!
•  Madame Leota! The Hatbox ghost! Constance the Bride! The Hitchhiking ghosts! You never know who of the legendary cast from Disney’s world-famous attraction will appear!
•  Danny is trapped within the Haunted Mansion, but who is trying to help him, and who is using him for their own ghoulish plot?
•  Don’t miss the next chapter in the delightfully chilling story based on the fan-favorite Disney attraction!
Rated T

 

KARNAK 3
KARNAK #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Warren Ellis (A) Roland Boschi (CA) David Aja
• Just when you thought Karnak couldn’t get more intense and insane, it does.
•  The trail left by the kidnapped Inhuman gets nuclear and Karnak is caught in the mushroom cloud.
Rated T+

 

POWER MAN AND IRON FIST 3
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #3
MARVEL COMICS
(W) David Walker (A/CA) Sanford Greene
BROMANCING THE STONE!
•  POWER MAN and IRON FIST are swimming through New York City’s currents of crime trying to retrieve the SUPERSOUL STONE. Beware the underworld undertow!
•  Meanwhile, JENNIE and BLACK MARIAH’s nefarious plans begin to bear fruit.
•  With a magic-fueled crisis at its tipping point and all of New York hanging in the balance it’s the perfect atmosphere to rekindle a smoldering friendship, so GET IT TOGETHER ALREADY, LUKE AND DANNY!
Rated T

 

SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL 4
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #4
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joe Kelly (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
• Double date, Deadpool style!
•  Spider-Man finally agrees to hang out with Deadpool outside of adventures, but he might regret it when he discovers that his date is a friend of Deadpool’s wife, Shiklah, demon queen of Monster Metropolis.
•  Who’s Deadpool’s date? Guest-star THOR!
Rated T+

 

TOKYO GHOST 6
TOKYO GHOST #6  (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W) Rick Remender (A/CA) Sean Murphy
NEW STORY ARC
Flak world’s new CCO, Davey Trauma, is making some changes to The Isles of Los Angeles more to his suiting. How could it get any worse? You’ll see. Constable Led Dent returns to his brutal beat, but he’s haunted by a ghost from Tokyo.

 

 

Featured Graphic Novels:

 

DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 01
DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 01 MILLIONAIRE WITH MOUTH
MARVEL COMICS
He’s annoying. He’s dangerous. He smells terrible. But the public loves him! That’s right – the Merc with a Mouth is now the most popular hero in the world. Eat that, Spidey! But with great popularity comes overbearing responsibility, so Wade has called in a little help being him. You won’t believe – or recognize – who he signed up! (Unless you’ve memorized every volume of the Official Handbook.) But when an imposter sets out to ruin Wade Wilson, our hero has the perfect bait to lure the baddie out: his innocent daughter, Ellie! Plus: Jump 84 years into the future for an even-newer, even-different-er Deadpool 2099! And – in an entirely Spanish-language tale – meet Masacre, the Deadpool of Mexico! This book has more Deadpool than you can handle! Collecting DEADPOOL (2015) #1-6 and #3.1: TRES PUNTO UNO.
Parental Advisory

 

I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01
I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER (MR)
IMAGE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99
From superstar writer and artist SKOTTIE YOUNG (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz, Fortunately, The Milk), comes the first volume of an all-new series of adventure and mayhem.
An Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes its cute little face against grown-up Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty-year-old woman in a six-year-old’s body, who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly thirty years. Join her and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood-soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND. Collects I HATE FAIRYLAND #1-5

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR POWER OF THE GODS HC
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARSKEID WAR POWER OF THE GODS HC
DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi & Various (A) Fernando Pasarin & Various (CA) Francis Manapul
The world’s greatest heroes have gained the powers of the New Gods-but how will they handle them? And how will this affect the winds of war? Find out in these stories from the JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR one-shots starring Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Lex Luthor and Shazam!

 

STAR WARS TP VADER DOWN
STAR WARS TP VADER DOWN
MARVEL COMICS
Two of the biggest titles in comics collide in the first crossover of the new Marvel age of STAR WARS! When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the rebel fleet on his own, he is sent crashing onto a nearby planet. Will the rebels seize this opportunity to put an end to one of their greatest enemies – or will they be made to feel the full power of the dark side? The Sith Lord may be down, but he isn’t out! All your favorites are here, old and new, good and evil: Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Threepio, Artoo, Triple-Zero and BT-1! And in a hair-raising battle of the Wookiees, Chewbacca versus Black Krrsantan! ROOOARRGH UR ROO! Collecting STAR WARS: VADER DOWN, STAR WARS (2015) #13-14 and DARTH VADER #13-15.
Rated T

 

 

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“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
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Sorry, I can’t really think of any funny stuff to say this week. I’m still bummed about Prince dying.

 

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Runaways #1, Very Fine/Fine condition, $45.

 

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Wolverine #154, Very Fine Minus (7.5) condition, $25.

 

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Green Lantern Green Arrow #85, Speedy Drug Story Part one, Very Good/Good (3.0) condition, $60.

 

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Booster Gold #1, first appearance of Booster Gold, Very Fine/Fine (7.0) condition, $20

 

Little Red Cor-Vette! Baby You’re Much Too Fast.
Little Red Cor-Vette! You Need To Find A Love That’s Gonna Last.

 

(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)

 

 

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Games
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ApexTheropod
APEX THEROPOD: DECK-BUILDING GAME – 2ND EDITION
Apex is a deck-building game, played solo or with up to 5 friends. You play as a prehistoric predator competing for territory and resources against other predators. Each playable species has a unique deck to master. Each deck has different strengths, weaknesses, and strategies— creating a varied and constantly evolving experience.
Your species must overcome a very brutal environment including harsh climate changes, disease, attacks from predators, grievous wounds, infections, and deadly prey. The game incorporates many dinosaurs that behave in their own distinct way. The goal of the game is to endure the environment, build up the population and evolve your species, and become the apex predator.

 

DragonPunch
DRAGON PUNCH
Take it Anywhere, Play it Anywhere! Ready to Fight? Dragon Punch is a super-fast, ultra-portable, two-player card game that plays just like your favorite fighting games – it’s all about trying to outwit your opponent with the timing and positioning of your attacks and defenses. Dragon Punch doesn’t require a table or other surface to play, and the tiny wallet fits right in your pocket.

 

Kenjin
KENJIN
A merciless war is raging throughout feudal Japan, fueled by the hunger for power or the desire for peace of its great lords. As one of them, you must defend your territory from the enemy threatening your borders. Now it’s time to command you troops and read through your opponent’s strategy to take over the battlefield and prevail!

 

MillenniumBlades
MILLENNIUM BLADES
Millennium Blades is a board game about a fictional collectible card game, which is also called Millennium Blades. You begin the game on pre-release night with just your starter deck. You’ll open new packs, form collections, and sell your junk cards on the aftermarket to buy hot new cards. Trade with your friends, build up your deck, and prepare to compete at Millennium Blades Worlds for the title of World Champion! This is a game about competitive deck building. You get a limited pool of cards, and then you tinker them into the most unfairly over-powered, table-flippingly broken deck that you can imagine. And your deck had better be pretty crazy, because your opponents won’t be giving any quarter, and they all have unique collections with access to their own high-tier power cards. In addition to deckbuilding, you’ll be speculating on blind pack buys, selling and buying cards on the aftermarket, and fusing your cards to make rarer and better ones to get an advantage over the competition. You might even make a few friends, if you’re willing to help them out.

 

VsSystemAForce
VS SYSTEM 2PCG: MARVEL A-FORCE EXPANSION
In VS System: 2PCG, players choose a main character, build a deck with exactly sixty cards, and attempt to stun the other player’s main character in a game of superhero battles and suspense! This expansion features all new playable content based on Marvel’s A-Force.

 

WizkidsClixFX
WIZKIDS CLIXFX BASE ACCESSORY KIT
The ClixFX Accessory Pack contains eleven sculpted bases for use in your HeroClix campaigns that act as visual indicators of ongoing game effects from standard or special powers, including Smoke, Ice/Wall, Web, and more!

 

 

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Toys / Collectibles
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ghostbusters
GHOSTBUSTERS SELECT AF SERIES 2
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys Release! We’re getting the team back together! Joining Series 1’s Winston, Ray and Louis, Series 2 of Ghostbusters Movie Select action figures features none other than Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler and Dana Barrett as Zuul! Each 7-inch scale action figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, and Peter and Egon each include their proton packs and wands. Plus, each figure includes a section of the rooftop temple diorama — collect all 15 figures in the line to re-create the original movie’s final scene! Each figure is packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

 

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T-800 GUARDIAN
HOT TOYS
In the newest installment of the Terminator series, when John Connor, leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah Connor, from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator Guardian by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission to reset the future.
To celebrate the launch of this film, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are pleased to present the T-800 Guardian Sixth Scale Figure from Terminator Genisys.
The T-800 Guardian collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Arnold Schwarzenegger from the movie and features two newly developed head sculpts, a leather-like jacket licensed by Matchless, the oldest British brand of motorcycles and clothing, a detailed weapon, and an LED light-up figure base.

 

JOKER
LAUGHING FISH JOKER BUST
DIAMOND SELECT
This time, the Joker isn’t after human lives; he wants the royalties! The Batman: The Animated Series Laughing Fish Joker Bust features the infamous villain as seen in a classic episode from Batman: The Animated Series. What’s he’s got there? Why, it’s his very own creation, the Laughing Fish, and the copyright documentation to prove it! The Clown Prince of Crime is going to make a killing, and you can too. Pick up this 6-inch tall resin statue. With incredible detailing and unique paintwork, it’s a limited edition of just 1,000 pieces worldwide!

 

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    MARVEL'S NEXT BIG TV SMASH IS COMING SOON!!!

    Marvel's latest TV series, Marvel's Cloak & Dagger premieres on Freeform at 8pm, on Thursday, June 7th!!! If the duo, who made their comics debut in 1982's Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man # 64, aren't familiar to you, your friends at EC can help you out!!! We've got lots of back issues and graphic novels covering their exploits!!!

    Freeform has provided this sneak-peek, so take a look and then stop by to see your EC fam, and get caught up on their exciting history!!!

    ENJOY!!!
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    X-MEN GOLD #30: "The Wedding of the Century"!!!

    Coming in June 2018 at EC!

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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... UNFAIR

    Build the city’s greatest theme park, whatever it takes!

    Mix your favourite themes, from Pirate, Robot, Vampire, Jungle, Ninja, and Gangster. Build attractions and upgrade them to match blueprints, stack up towering rides, or simply make the most cash.

    But watch out - your competitors may pay off the safety inspectors to close your rides or hire hooligans to vandalise your park! How will you get revenge?

    Whatever happens, it’s bound to be Unfair.

    Over the course of 8 rounds, you play Event cards to help yourself and hinder your opponents, build Attractions and Upgrades using Park cards, and match your park to Blueprints.

    You might hire staff to help you, or build a Super Attraction with a unique ability. Bribing officials and blackmailing politicians is also possible, but entirely
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    EC Game Day: Unfair!

    January 20, 2018, 12:00pm - January 20, 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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    Stabbity Bunny is now being published by Scout Comics, and it's first issue is on EC's New Comics Wall right now!!!

    To help launch this awesome book, we invited Stabbity's writer and co-creator, Richard Rivera to stop by and sign copies for our Guests!!!

    He also brought along some special guests: James Pruett, writer and publisher of Mindbender Scout Comics, and Scout's Solar Flare Comic writer James Haick!!!

    It's always a party when these guys get together, and we thank everyone who joined in and made our day!!!
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    @[325971267611345:274:Stabbity Bunny] is now being published by @[1422709141363817:274:Scout Comics], and it's first issue is on EC's New Comics Wall right now!!! To help launch this awesome book, we invited Stabbity's writer and co-creator, @[100007744396401:2048:Richard Rivera] to stop by and si...

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    JOIN US FOR A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AN AMAZING ARTIST!!!

    This Saturday, at EC, MEET Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor, and Marvel artist Jerry DeCaire!!!

    He'll be here selling prints of his work, and doing small and large commission sketches!!!

    Of course, there will also be FREE COMICS, and a FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a DEADPOOL OMNIBUS SIGNED BY JERRY DECAIRE!!!

    Saturday ONLY and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor and Marvel Artist Jerry DeCaire at EC!

    January 20, 2018, 11:00am - January 20, 2018, 7:00pm

    In 2017 alone, artist Jerry DeCaire has had FIVE trade paperbacks of his work released from Marvel, featuring Wolverine, Deadpool, X-Men Comics, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he's also known for his work on Thor, Hawkeye, Conan the Barbarian, The Phantom Comic Book Series, Green Hornet, and many m...

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    RICK AND MORTY FANS, REJOICE!!! Our friends at the Iberian Rooster Rooster in downtown St. Pete are hosting a Rick and Morty night, and we're providing prizes, including a Rick and Morty Monopoly game, a portal gun, graphic novel, button and a $25 EC Gift Certificate!!!

    We hope to see you there!!!
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    Citadel of Ricks! Cosplay Contest & Rick and Morty Fan Night

    February 1, 2018, 9:00pm - February 2, 2018, 3:00am

    Wubba lubba dub dub! Dress up as your favorite Rick and form the Citadel of Ricks with us! No Jerrys allowed. Birdpeople ok. No unsupervised Mortys. There will be a cosplay contest as well as R&M themed trivia, games and more! Be prepared to save the world and SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT! Of course, there...

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    Facebook is changing the way you see promotional content, clearing your News Feed of potentially unwanted posts — but if you're worried that you'll miss seeing posts from us, here's how to get them to show up:

    On your mobile device Facebook app...
    1. Search for "Emerald City Comics," and select our name in the results.
    2. Select "Following" (or "Follow").
    3. Select "See First" (pictured).

    On your desktop or laptop browser...
    1. Go to our page: www.facebook.com/emeraldcitycomics
    2. Click on the "Following" (or "Follow") button on our header.
    3. Click on "See First" (pictured).

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Thank you so much for your support!!!
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    TOMORROW'S THE BIG DAY @ EC!!! MEET STABBITY BUNNY'S RICHARD RIVERA!!!

    During our Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC! event, you'll meet Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera, AND Solar Flare Comic's James Haick, PLUS, Mindbender Scout Comics's James Pruett... ALL from Scout Comics!!!

    PLUS, FREE COMICS, GAMES with All Things Nerdy, and an EXCLUSIVE STABBITY BUNNY RAFFLE!!!

    Check out the details below!!!

    Saturday ONLY... and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC!

    January 13, 2018, 11:00am - January 13, 2018, 9:00pm

    Stabbity Bunny is Scout Comics's biggest-selling title yet!!! And, with its blend of mirth and menace, it's not a big "leap" (See what we did there?) to see why!!! On Saturday, January 13th, the FIRST 100 TEEN+ GUESTS will receive a FREE Halloween Comicfest Marvel's Runaways #1 COMIC from Marvel!!...

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    STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES

    Expand your Star Wars: Destiny collection with Legacies, a new set of booster packs for the collectible dice and card game!

    Legacies continues the evolution of Star Wars: Destiny, expanding on classic archetypes while introducing new mechanisms, including a new die symbol and a new card type. As a new Base Set, Legacies is a solid starting point for Destiny newcomers while introducing innovative new concepts that challenge classic gameplay and tactics.

    TOPIARY

    In Topiary, players try to position their visitors on the outer edge of a beautiful topiary garden in order to give them the best view possible. Visitors can see the closest topiary sculpture to them and any behind that, in the same sight line, that are larger. You can score bonus points for visitors who see multiple topiary sculptures of the same type. Players slowly fill in the garden by adding tiles until everyone has placed all their visitors.

    DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: DUNGEON TILES REINCARNATED

    Breathe life into your tabletop game with these full color dungeon tiles. Infinitely expandable and easy to set up, these dungeon tiles allow you to create the adventures you want to play.

    Available in the following sets:

    -Dungeon

    Tiles to make fantastic dungeon maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring dungeon rooms, corridors, caverns, tunnels, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    -Wildernesss

    Tiles to make fantastic wilderness maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring grasslands, ruins, sandy beaches, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    -City

    Tiles to make fantastic city maps: contains 16 durable, double-sided, fully illustrated tile sheets, featuring city streets, buildings, sewers, and other terrain elements that Dungeon Masters can use to build exciting encounters.

    VALERIAN: ALPHA MISSIONS

    Valerian: The Alpha Missions gives fans of tabletop gaming and the Valerian franchise the opportunity to discover Alpha, a vast metropolis in which species from across the universe gather over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. After assembling a team of agents, players must cooperate to explore a contested zone of Alpha, race to complete objectives while battling and evading enemies. Complete the missions and get to the extraction site in time to win!

    The game board consists of randomly placed tiles that are revealed as agents move around the map, creating a unique experience each game. Players will never know who or what they might encounter – enemies could attack or players may discover valuable resources to power their mission gear. Each player must decide whether to split up and accomplish their objectives faster or sacrifice valuable resources to save their teammates. As the clock runs down and enemies gain ground, only the most skilled team of agents will complete their missions to return as heroes.
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    STAR WARS DESTINY: LEGACIES Expand your Star Wars: Destiny collection with Legacies, a new set of booster packs for the collectible dice and card game! Legacies continues the evolution of Star Wars: Destiny, expanding on classic archetypes while introducing new mechanisms, including a new die symb...

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    ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 1/12/18

    “Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! EC Book Club - Hawkeye vol 2: Little Hits! 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 at stephanie@emeraldcitycomics.com, to reserve a copy!

    From the Previews Catalog #352, January 2018 (for books arriving mainly in March 2018)…
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    One story spanning eight timelines - told by Europe’s mightiest comics creators (examples from the original French editions)

    Infinity 8 #1 (pages 378-379) - The deep-space cruise ship "Infinity 8" encounters a field of debris of unknown origin, and eight of the ship's top security agents are sent to investigate in eight separate parallel time-loops. But secrets lie within the inter-species population on the ship, some of whom may know more than they lead on. The debut of a far-out, pulpy, sci-fi series of parallel adventures in the tongue-in-cheek tradition of the original Heavy Metal, but for a new generation (Newsarama).
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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!

    Free Promo items will be given out!

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

    The featured game for this session is... POTION EXPLOSION

    Potion Explosion is a game for 2 to 4 players by Horrible Games.

    Dear students, it's time for the final exams of the Potions class! The rules are always the same: Take an ingredient marble from the dispenser and watch the others fall. If you connect marbles of the same color, they explode and you can take them, too! Complete your potions using the marbles you collect, and drink them to unleash their magical power. Remember, though, that to win the Student of the Year award, being quick won't be enough: you'll also need to brew the most valuable potions in Potion Explosion!
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    EC Game Day: Potion Explosion

    January 13, 2018, 12:00pm - January 13, 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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    In honor of this Saturday's Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC! event, we're giving out extra prizes!!! (You know how rabbits multiply...!)

    And, Liam Neeson's new suspense thriller, The Commuter," from Lionsgate & STUDIOCANAL hits theaters this weekend, so we're giving away a special prize pack!!!

    On Wednesday, Jan. 17th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLES for a chance to win* a FREE STABBITY BUNNY JUNIOR FAN PACK!!! (1 XL and 1 L Stabbity Bunny Tee Shirt, and a Stabbity Bunny ornament!) from SCOUT COMICS!!!

    And / or a

    THE COMMUTER PRIZE PACK!!!
    (The prize pack includes 1 Commuter Stocking Cap, 1 Commuter Tee Shirt, 1 pair of Commuter ear buds, and 1 mini movie poster!!!)

    The winner will be called on Thursday, January 18th!

    * 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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    Stabbity Bunny and the Commuter Raffle at EC!

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

    In honor of this Saturday's Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC! event, we're giving out extra prizes!!! (You know how rabbits multiply...!) And, Liam Neeson's new suspense thriller, The Commuter," from Lionsgate & STUDIOCANAL hits theaters this weekend, so we're giving away a sp...

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    STABBITY BUNNY #1 IS SOLD OUT!!! BUT MORE ARE ON THE WAY!!!

    That's right! The much-talked-about first issue of Stabbity Bunny from Scout Comics is sold out at Emerald City, but we'll have plenty more in time for our Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC! event THIS SATURDAY!!!

    Get a FREE Halloween Comicfest Marvel's Runaways #1 COMIC from Marvel at 11am, MEET Stabbity writer / co-creator Richard Rivera, Solar Flare Comic's James Haick, and James Pruett from Mindbender Scout Comics, and play games with All Things Nerdy from Noon-2pm!!!

    Last, but not least, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE, for a chance to win* a STABBITY BUNNY FAN PACK!!!

    Check out all the details in the link below!!!

    Stop by and see your friends at Emerald City Comics, and see why this great new comic is in such high demand!!!

    This Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at Emerald City Comics!!!
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    Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC!

    January 13, 2018, 11:00am - January 13, 2018, 9:00pm

    Stabbity Bunny is Scout Comics's biggest-selling title yet!!! And, with its blend of mirth and menace, it's not a big "leap" (See what we did there?) to see why!!! On Saturday, January 13th, the FIRST 100 TEEN+ GUESTS will receive a FREE Halloween Comicfest Marvel's Runaways #1 COMIC from Marvel!!...

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    THE TEEN TITANS GO! KIDS ARE COMING TO THEATERS!!!

    Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics have just released a teaser trailer for their animated Teen Titans GO! movie, coming to theaters soon!!!

    But, if you love Teen Titans, whether it's the animated versions, or the heroes you know from current and classic comics, you'll find lots of cool TT books, comics, toys, collectibles and more, right here at EC!!!

    ENJOY!!!
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    Stabbity Bunny is Scout Comics's biggest-selling title yet!!! And, with its blend of mirth and menace, it's not a big "leap" (See what we did there?) to see why!!!

    On Saturday, January 13th, the FIRST 100 TEEN+ GUESTS will receive a FREE Halloween Comicfest Marvel's Runaways #1 COMIC from Marvel!!! (Rated T for "Teen;" Kids will be given an alternative item.)

    Runaways is a smash hit on Hulu, and this comic, from Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona, and David Newbold will get you right in on the action!!!

    PLUS, MEET "STABBITY BUNNY" WRITER / CREATOR Richard Rivera from 11am-7pm!!! He'll be here to sign copies of his books, prints, and other materials!!!

    ALSO, Solar Flare Comic's James Haick will be here from 11am-2pm to sign copies of his top-selling comic series!!! You can also ask him about the upcoming 80s-themed The Mall Comic, which is coming soon!!!

    Our friends from All Things Nerdy will be hosting EC GAME DAY: POTION EXPLOSION from Noon - 2pm!!!

    PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a STABBITY BUNNY FAN PACK!!! (The fan pack includes: 1 Stabbity Bunny plush toy, signed by Richard Rivera, 1 XL and 1 L Stabbity Bunny T-Shirt, a four-pack of the original Kickstarter comics; numbers 1-4, a four-pack of character stickers, and a Stabbity Bunny ornament!!!

    The drawing will be held on Monday, January 15th!

    * 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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    Stabbity Bunny's Richard Rivera and Solar Flare at EC!

    January 13, 2018, 11:00am - January 13, 2018, 9:00pm

    Stabbity Bunny is Scout Comics's biggest-selling title yet!!! And, with its blend of mirth and menace, it's not a big "leap" (See what we did there?) to see why!!! On Saturday, January 13th, the FIRST 100 TEEN+ GUESTS will receive a FREE Halloween Comicfest Marvel's Runaways #1 COMIC from Marvel!!...

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