Friday, 28 April 2017

International Table Top Day 2017

This Saturday it is International Table Top Day!

To celebrate we will be running some special events over the weekend both in the shop on Saturday and at Gambit Games on Sunday!

First up we have BIOTIX at the special introductory price of just £10. Have a look at our blog on the game ...

Next we have LUCHA JEFE at £7 - Grey Fox Games has partnered with Geek & Sundry to bring you a brand new microgame for International Tabletop Day 2017! In Lucha Jefe, players become luchador managers going head to head to recruit the best fighters and maintain the best record. You never know who your opponent will bring to the ring, so out-thinking them will be the key to victory. Each round players will secretly choose which luchadors will be active, which will be sidelined, and which will be retired. If your fighter can best your opponent’s fighters three times, you win and earn the title of Lucha Jefe! 

The last of the special offer games is GAME MANIFESTO at just £2 - “GAME - Most Popular Game in all Mother Russia: Not Really” is a simple, fun game you can use to enhance the gameplay of other silly, nimble games around your table that are less important than GAME! Using GAME, create house rules for your favorite titles. GAME is very small in size and easy to bring to parties where potato water is abundant. GAME is the most exclusive Microgame for International Tabletop Day 2017, and will not be available in stores again!

For anyone that plays Zombicide we have a limited Lea the Teenager Figure for sale at just £15

As well as these special weekend exclusive offers we will have a couple of special events...

For MTG as part of the DRAFT WEEKEND we will be offering players a chance to get one of these very special playmats...

The draft event will cost £12 per player and in addition to the playmat all players will get an extra booster after the event has finished as well as a draft weekend promo card. There will be two events one on Saturday at midday and one on Sunday at 3pm.

For Dice Masters we will be offering the chance for one lucky player to get hold of a Squirrel Girl. We will be running a rainbow draft on Sunday as part of Gambit Games and in addition to this special first place price all players will get some promotional cards. (More details of the sets that we will be drafting and the promo cards that will be available will be announced on a separate blog entry!)

For Heroclix we have some great promo items to give as prizes for anyone playing in a Battle Royal this weekend including a KINGDOM COME HAWKMAN

For Force of Will we have some promo cards that were formally a Valentines Day offer, which will be handed out to anyone that plays a game during the two days!

We also have some great items to give away!!!

We have sample versions of the popular games Dobble, Timeline and Cortex from Asmodee which you are free to pick up from either event.

Some special additional cards for the game Fluxx featuring some of the names you know from the show!

We have some special International Table Top Day tokens (one per person) which again are completely free and are great for using in D&D or other roleplaying games.

For those that play Aeons Endor Castle Panic we have some special Table Top Day items (please only take these if you have the game or are thinking of buy it as there are not many of them)

For those of you that play some of the Mayfair Games we have a range of special expansions for you to choose from.

For players that have the game UNLOCK we will have a special free mini adventure.



Play Dirty. 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. 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 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’. 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.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Wizards Announcement

Felidar Guardian is being banned effective Friday, April 28.

Why are we making this call now and why didn't we make it in our regular B&R announcement on Monday? The answer is data. We knew going into Monday that the Saheeli-Felidar combo was a significant issue for Standard and were watching it closely. Our rationale for waiting was to make sure we only needed to take one and only one action to correct the Standard environment. Our plan was to monitor early play behavior and pro competition and make a call following Pro Tour Amonkhet.

Since the initial announcement, for the first time ever, we pre-released a new card set on Magic Online before the formal release date. This happened on Monday. What we expected to take a few weeks to understand has ended up taking two days to form a clear picture of a metagame unbalanced by the Copy Cat combo, as even its natural predator, Mardu Vehicles, fell behind. Couple this with consensus among a wide sampling of pros and feedback (and pizza) from our community and we decided to take action.

Saheeli-Felidar's win-loss ratio and metagame share has actually increased since the release of Amonkhet. In Magic Online Standard Leagues since Monday, Saheeli combo has made up approximately 40% of 5-0 and 4-1 decklists—up from prior to Amonkhet's release. While we never take decisions like this lightly and recognize this is a change from the norm, when a plurality of the data points in a clear direction, we will take action.

We also understand we shouldn't let combos like Saheeli-Felidar get out the door in the first place. For that we take ownership and are making changes to try to prevent this from happening again. But our highest priority is keeping Magic fun and enjoyable for our players. We believe this banning coupled with a number of internal testing process improvements will be significant steps toward making Standard the fun, dynamic format we all want it to be in perpetuity.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Pokemon Guardians Rising

 Visit Alola for Pokémon fun, from the beaches to the mountain peaks—and discover new traditions and new challenges! Meet the island guardians Tapu Koko-GX and Tapu Lele-GX, and sharpen your skills with Kahuna Hala and Captain Mallow! Be amazed by the secret powers of Kommo-o-GX, Lycanroc-GX, Metagross-GX, Sylveon-GX, Toxapex-GX, Vikavolt-GX, and many more! Come to the islands, and seize the power of the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion!

The Pokémon TCG: Sun& Moon—Guardians Rising expansion includes:

Over 140 cards

12 new Pokémon-GX

12 full-art Pokémon-GX

3 full-art Supporter cards

The complete Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion will be available in store from May 5th 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017


Amonkhet Story

"When the Gatewatch arrive on the harsh desert plane looking for Nicol Bolas, they discover a shielded city-oasis being protected by five gods that walk among the people. There, citizens devote their lives training for the trials of the gods to ultimately earn a place in the promised Afterlife."

Following the prerelease this weekend all players will get their own "trials" which will start from from next Friday's FNM (when the set is released)

In your Prerelease Packs, you will receive a trials checklist card that lists five challenges:

These challenges sync-up with our organized play programs. For each trial that you complete, we will hand out one of the rare four-sided dice (while supplies last). Please note the supply of these is limited so please remember to present your card at the relevant events to get it ticked off and receive your dice.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Hero Clix 15th Anniversary

The DC Comics HeroClix: 15th Anniversary Elseworlds Starter Set includes the most iconic DC heroes. A great introduction to HeroClix for rookies, a useful teaching tool for experienced stores, and a fresh look at iconic characters for HeroClix veterans!

Dragon Farkle

New TableTop episode where Wil Wheaton Plays DRAGON FARKLE with guests Brandon Routh, Derek Mio, and Neil Grayston!  

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

MTG Open House

Players of all levels can come together to play Magic, say farewell to Aether Revolt, and look ahead to the next exciting release—Amonkhet.

We will be introducing new players to the game and welcoming them into our Magic community with learn-to-play sessions, using Welcome Decks. Veteran players can join the fun by bringing a friend or helping to teach new players. Doors open at 10am.

Starting at 12:00pm, we will have a  tournament encouraging new players t
o test their new skills and meet the community. All players will use an MTG welcome deck which will be provided. All players who attend will be rewarded with a promo full-art basic land.

Entry for the tournament will be £3 and we will have booster pack prizes based on player record.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Run Rabbit Run!

For a while now I have been thinking of making a Bunny themed Force of Will deck and with Easter just around the corner it seemed like now was the time to actually put one together.

Last week I came up with version one and tried it out on Sunday against one of our local players.

The deck is based on the three rabbit cards in Force of Will ...

and my personal favourite...
As you can see each has a single will casting cost and has a banish ability. The idea of the deck is simple. Cast early rabbits, block and banish to prevent damage and trigger effects then bring them back with either a trap or ...

Which would also be my main win condition!!! A simple plan that would see me protect myself with bunnies, then get a little girl, make her stronger and attack! I just needed a few ways to find her and protect her!

A simple plan, so what could go wrong. It would appear a fair bit. Resonators that fly for starters, oh and the fact that I only have one little girl and when I searched for her she was promptly discarded.

In short it did not go well, apart from the bunnies, they did manage to stall the game and give me some card advantage. So with that in mid I have gone back to the drawing board and created 'Run Rabbit Run - Version 2"

There have been a number of key changes which include an extra two Rabbit Princesses, changes to the will in the stone deck, a flying version of Kaguya and a change of ruler. So who is up for a game at tomorrow nights KD GAMES NIGHT?

Echoes of the New World

Announcing Echoes of the New World, the Final Lapis Cluster Booster Pack

The end is here. The lines for the final battle have been drawn. The forces of hope seek to save the world and bring about a new one, but it seems even old allies have joined the forces of despair to snuff out the light once and for all. Alice, Millium, and Kaguya lead the final, desperate charge against the overwhelming power of the enemy, now aided by former comrades. Is the only way to save the future to embrace destruction?

Booster Pack Contents Breakdown:
5 Kinds of J/rulers
5 Kinds of Basic Magic Stones
10 Kinds of Additions
2 Kinds of Special Magic Stones
22 Kinds of Chants
61 Kinds of Resonators
105 Unique Cards In All!

Coming June 2017

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Vanguard Sneak Preview

This weekend we will be running the Sneak Preview event for ...

The event will start at 6pm at the 3rd Sea Scouts Hut on the Adur Recreation Ground in Shoreham. Entry will cost £17 per person.

Each player will get 6 boosters and will get a chance to DRAFT a pool of cards from which they will make their tournament deck. We will then play a series of best of three SINGLE ELIMINATION rounds. For each match you win you will not only get to go through to the next round but you will also get an additional booster!!!

The winner and one other lucky player drawn at random will also get a great Cardfight Vanguard playmat...

Friday, 7 April 2017

Standard Series

As our store has reported enough STANDARD events in February and March we have been given some special promo items and we will be giving these away this weekend at one of two events.

Every player that attends will be able to choose one of these rare lands.  (one per event, subject to availability)

There will also be a special playmat for the winner ...

The events will cost £3 per player and we will have booster prizes for the top place players. Both events will be the STANDARD format.

Saturdays event will be at the shop in Tarmount Lane from 12pm and Sundays will be at the 3rd Sea Scouts on the Adur Recreation ground from 6pm.

Return of the Dragon Emperor

Return of the Dragon Emperor is the latest expansion in the Trading Card Game and is the thirteenth English expansion.

Our heroes have lost a valuable ally and a dear friend, but there is little time to mourn. Alhama’at has come.

Hope rests on a power forgotten by time, and the rescue of a mysterious princess.

This is the third set in the Lapis Cluster.
Contains powerful cards with dual attributes! Lots of exciting dragon type cards!

Introduces the Dragonoid, Moon Princess, and Treasury Item races.

    Card List

    Card No.
    RDE-001 Dragon Power Chant (Ancient Magic) Light L Rare
    RDE-002 Guardian of Altean Law Resonator Light L Uncommon
    RDE-003 Rachel, Nephilim Commander Resonator Light L Rare
    RDE-004 Ryula, Alabaster Dragon Princess Resonator Light L Super Rare
    RDE-005 Shield of the Nephilim Chant (Ancient Magic) Light L Uncommon
    RDE-006 Tiny Alabaster Drake Resonator Light L Common
    RDE-007 Unleashed Dragonoid Resonator Light L Common
    RDE-008 Zero's Wrath Chant Light L Common
    RDE-009 Fiery Soldier of Milest Resonator Fire F Uncommon
    RDE-010 Memory to Memoria Chant Fire F Common
    RDE-011 Milest, the First Flame Resonator Fire F Super Rare
    RDE-012 Reincarnation Chant Fire F Rare
    RDE-013 Rising Fire Strike Chant Fire F Uncommon
    RDE-014 Salamander, the Spirit of Fire Resonator Fire F Rare
    RDE-015 Sprinting Flame Horse Resonator Fire F Common
    RDE-016 Vengeful Attoractian Wizard Resonator Fire F Common
    RDE-017 Apprentice Wererabbit Resonator Water Wa Common
    RDE-018 Charlotte's Water Dragon Technique Chant Water Wa Uncommon
    RDE-019 Dragonoid Jailor Resonator Water Wa Common
    RDE-020 Eia, God of Water Resonator Water Wa Super Rare
    RDE-021 Kaguya's Decision Chant Water Wa Rare
    RDE-022 Manservant to the Water God Resonator Water Wa Uncommon
    RDE-023 Undine, the Spirit of Water Resonator Water Wa Rare
    RDE-024 Water Kimono of Twelve Parts Addition (Treasury Item) Water Wa Common
    RDE-025 Divine Bird of Attoractia Resonator Wind Wi Common
    RDE-026 Gilgamesh, Immortal Hunter Resonator Wind Wi Super Rare
    RDE-027 Heavenly Ox Resonator Wind Wi Uncommon
    RDE-028 Miracle Millennia Medicine Addition (Treasury Item) Wind Wi Common
    RDE-029 Research! Chant Wind Wi Uncommon
    RDE-030 Silph, the Spirit of Wind Resonator Wind Wi Rare
    RDE-031 Spinning Myths Chant Wind Wi Rare
    RDE-032 Wind Clad Elf Resonator Wind Wi Common
    RDE-033 Alhama'at's Purge Chant (Ancient Magic) Darkness D Uncommon
    RDE-034 Buer, Great President of Hell Resonator Darkness D Uncommon
    RDE-035 Demon Captain, Eligos Resonator Darkness D Rare
    RDE-036 Demon Orderly Resonator Darkness D Common
    RDE-037 Fury of the Obsidian Dragon Chant (Ancient Magic) Darkness D Rare
    RDE-038 The Insane Dark Hatter Resonator Darkness D Common
    RDE-039 Viola, Obsidian Dragon Princess Resonator Darkness D Super Rare
    RDE-040 Viola's Machinations Chant (Ancient Magic) Darkness D Common
    RDE-041 Alabaster Dragon Knight Resonator Light L/Water Wa Common
    RDE-042 Alice's World of Madness Addition Light L/Darkness D Uncommon
    RDE-043 Almerius, Summoner of Spirits Resonator Light L/Water Wa Super Rare
    RDE-044 Black Heart Alice Resonator Light L/Darkness D Super Rare
    RDE-045 Black Hole of the Spirit World Addition Fire F/Darkness D Uncommon
    RDE-046 Blazer, Prisoner of Flame Resonator Fire F/Darkness D Rare
    RDE-047 Burning Pot Resonator Fire F/Wind Wi Uncommon
    RDE-048 Concord of Saints and Beasts Chant Fire F/Wind Wi Uncommon
    RDE-049 Cryptid of Tenacious Fire Resonator Fire F/Darkness D Common
    RDE-050 Door of Time Chant Water Wa/Wind Wi Rare
    RDE-051 Dragon of Fire and Wind Resonator Fire F/Wind Wi Common
    RDE-052 Earthfallen Giant Resonator Fire F/Darkness D Common
    RDE-053 End of Days Chant Fire F/Darkness D Rare
    RDE-054 Erasure Chant (Ancient Magic) Light L/Darkness D Common
    RDE-055 Fallen Angel Resonator Light L/Darkness D Uncommon
    RDE-056 Fallen Saint Resonator Light L/Darkness D Common
    RDE-057 Fiery Bird of Reincarnation Resonator Fire F/Wind Wi Rare
    RDE-058 Fiery Fox of Reincarnation Resonator Fire F/Wind Wi Common
    RDE-059 Forest Spirit Resonator Fire F/Wind Wi Common
    RDE-060 Gill Alhama'at Ebon Dragon Emperor, Gill Alhama'at
    Gill Alhama'at, He Who Grasps All
    Ruler J-ruler
    Light L/Darkness D Ruler
    RDE-061 Gill Lapis, Conqueror of Attoractia Gill Lapis, Rebel of Darkest Fires Ruler J-ruler Fire F/Darkness D Ruler
    RDE-062 Glistening Chick Resonator Water Wa/Wind Wi Uncommon
    RDE-063 Gnome, the Spirit of Earth Resonator Light L/Water Wa Uncommon
    RDE-064 Kaguya, Tears of the Moon Kaguya, Millennium Princess Ruler J-ruler Water Wa/Wind Wi Ruler
    RDE-065 Kaguya's Pictorial Scroll Addition (Treasury Item) Water Wa/Wind Wi Common
    RDE-066 Kingdom of Spirits Addition Light L/Water Wa Uncommon
    RDE-067 Mariabella, the Machine Hearted Resonator Fire F/Wind Wi Super Rare
    RDE-068 Mermaid of Lifegiving Resonator Light L/Water Wa Common
    RDE-069 Millennia Bond Chant Water Wa/Wind Wi Uncommon
    RDE-070 Millium, Successor of the Dragon Crest Millium, the Sacred Dragon Ruler J-ruler Light L/Water Wa Ruler
    RDE-071 Millium's Roar Chant Light L/Water Wa Common
    RDE-072 Moon View Rabbit Resonator Water Wa/Wind Wi Rare
    RDE-073 Moonlit Treasury Tree Resonator Water Wa/Wind Wi Common
    RDE-074 Mystia, Manager of the Treasury Resonator Water Wa/Wind Wi Super Rare
    RDE-075 Nightmoon Blossom Resonator Water Wa/Wind Wi Common
    RDE-076 Pricia, True Beastmaster Reincarnated Maiden of Flame, Pricia Ruler J-ruler Fire F/Wind Wi Ruler
    RDE-077 Pricia's Leap Chant Fire F/Wind Wi Rare
    RDE-078 Rain of Light Chant Light L/Water Wa Rare
    RDE-079 Rapid Shot Chant Fire F/Wind Wi Common
    RDE-080 Schrödinger, the Cat in Flux Resonator Light L/Darkness D Rare
    RDE-081 Schrödinger's Observation Chant Light L/Darkness D Rare
    RDE-082 Searing Dead Resonator Fire F/Darkness D Common
    RDE-083 Secret Messenger of the Mikage Resonator Fire F/Darkness D Uncommon
    RDE-084 Sissei, Pricia's Barrier Addition Fire F/Wind Wi Uncommon
    RDE-085 Spirit of Sacred Rains Resonator Light L/Water Wa Common
    RDE-086 Swirling Demon Dimension Chant Fire F/Darkness D Common
    RDE-087 The Alabaster Dragon Princess' Rescue Chant Light L/Water Wa Uncommon
    RDE-088 The Dark March Hare Resonator Light L/Darkness D Common
    RDE-089 The Dark Sleeping Dormouse Resonator Light L/Darkness D Common
    RDE-090 The First Moon Addition (Moon/Treasury Item) Water Wa/Wind Wi Uncommon
    RDE-091 The Two Dragon Princesses Chant Light L/Darkness D Uncommon
    RDE-092 Unending Hatred Chant Fire F/Darkness D Uncommon
    RDE-093 Valentina, the Twilight Passion Resonator Fire F/Darkness D Super Rare
    RDE-094 Water-Wind Knight Resonator Water Wa/Wind Wi Common
    RDE-095 Will o'the Wisp Resonator Light L/Water Wa Rare
    RDE-096 Ancient Magic Stone Special Magic Stone Light L/Darkness D Rare
    RDE-097 Kaguya's Stone of Sorrow Special Magic Stone Water Wa/Wind Wi Rare
    RDE-098 Magic Stone of the Ebon Home Special Magic Stone Fire F/Darkness D Rare
    RDE-099 Memoria of Reincarnation Special Magic Stone Fire F/Wind Wi Rare
    RDE-100 Stone of the Dragonoids Special Magic Stone Light L/Water Wa Rare
    RDE-101 Darkness Magic Stone Magic Stone Darkness D No rarity
    RDE-102 Fire Magic Stone Magic Stone Fire F No rarity
    RDE-103 Light Magic Stone Magic Stone Light L No rarity
    RDE-104 Water Magic Stone Magic Stone Water Wa No rarity
    RDE-105 Wind Magic Stone Magic Stone Wind Wi No rarity