Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

HeroClix Captain America Sentinel

WTF?
Coming in August.
EXCLUSIVE AND ULTRA RARE.

Pre-order your's today.

BACK IN STOCK - Lord of the Rings Dice Building

This is one of the games that helped develop MARVEL DICE MASTERS.
If you are excited about Dice Masters but sad because of the lack of product, give this game a try.




BACK IN STOCK - Iron Man HeroClix Boosters

Back in stock.
For all you HeroClix CHASE FIGURE chasers.  We have a freshly opened brick of Iron Man we just put out on the rack.  Will you be lucky enough to pull the CHASE figure?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Star Trek Attack Wing - The Collective Month 1



Star Trek Attack Wing
The Collective - Month 1
Saturday, June 28 at 4pm
Entry fee = $20

Format:
SEMI-CONSTRUCTED EVENTS
BRING 90 POINTS, RECEIVE A BLIND SHIP BOOSTER AND ADD 30 ADDITIONAL
POINTS TO YOUR FLEET. EXCLUSIVE SHIPS IN THE BLIND BOOSTERS !!

Good News and Bad News for Wednesday Night RPGers

I've got GOOD NEWS and I've got BAD NEWS.



The BAD NEWS is that ShadowRun on Wednesdays is delayed.  Sorry, it's my fault.  Holidays and vacations got in the way of the 6 Wednesday block I was working on.  So I'm pushing my ShadowRun game to after the summer.  


The GOOD NEWS is that Iron Kingdoms is starting up in July (at least that's what I hear).

Stop in for ROLE PLAYING Wednesdays only at Comic Store West.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Oh yeah Outcast is GUARANTEED !!

I forgot to mention Outcast #1 is our guaranteed book of the week.  One more reason to pop in and get it first thing Wednesday.  


RED HOT COMIC OF THE WEEK - Outcast #1


Outcast #1 is Image Comics' latest book to sell out of FIRST PRINTINGS.

This book is by Robert Kirkman (heard of him?) and Paul Azaceta's about:
Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it. It begins here – with this terrifying DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE featuring forty-four pages of story with no ads for the regular price of just $2.99!

On sale this Wednesday.
SECOND PRINTS will be coming in a month, so if you want to get a FIRST PRINT make sure you stop in Wednesday.

Save Against Fear Fund Raising Event

Save Against Fear is a yearly fundraising event presented by The Bodhana Group. Founded from a belief in the use of role playing games as therapeutic tools, many of the members of TBG are avid role playing gamers and have personally and professionally seen the potential therapeutic benefit of this leisure activity.

One may ask why a group who wants to improve the quality of service to individuals in the human service system would follow such a path for a fundraiser. Gamers often have fairly open minds when it comes to the value an individual possesses. They know that a little hobbit, an orphan farm boy, or houseless drow can change the course of history for the better. They also know that if they work together, powerful enemies can be slain, quests can be completed, or lessons can be learned. Ultimately, gamers understand hope. Heroes adventure in hopes of changing the world, saving that which is of value in the world, carving a little bit of safety and security for those who they love.

It is in this spirit that we cry out! To arms, Adventurers!
Our realm is on need of heroes. Will you answer the call?
 
Save Against Fear 2014 is shaping up to be an amazing gaming experience with a lot of new exciting opportunities!

This year we are thrilled to present a panel presentation, GM and player workshops with the Grown As Gamers podcast crews, vendor tables, and more games than ever! We will be updating our website and FB page often, so keep an eye out for details.

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Attention CSW Game Masters and Players:
CSW will have a booth at this event. 

We would love to see your friendly faces there.
Sign-up to attend and spend the weekend gaming.

Check out their site at: saveagainstfear.com.

Order one of our cool Game Master t-shirts to wear to the event (sign-up sheets available soon).

Monday, June 23, 2014

FINAL Conspiracy Draft this Thursday (Magic The Gathering)


We've got 1 sealed box left, as long as it's still at the store on Thursday we will do one last CONSPIRACY draft event this Thursday.

As always drafting starts at 6PM.

Star Trek Collective Storyline Month 1 Event Rules


STAR TREK COLLECTIVE STORYLINE RULES
Saturday, June 28 at 4PM

Come join us for round 1 of the next Storyline Organized Play event for Star Trek Attack Wing

$20 Entry - includes blind booster and participation prizes.

Special rules: This will be a combined Constructed/Blind Draw event.

Your constructed portion will be a 90 point fleet to which you will add the contents of your blind draw for a total 120 point fleet.

Resources are allowed if your 90 point fleet is faction pure – meaning all ships and upgrades being of the same faction.

The fighter resources are faction specific, and as such can only be used in a pure Federation or pure Dominion fleet.

The SIDEBOARD resource will not be allowed for these events.

Admiral’s Orders are not allowed.

Neutral is a faction – therefore, items like Khan, Cyrano Jones, etc, will negate faction purity.

Print and play is not allowed. You must have the specific cards to accompany your fleets.

Guardians of the Galaxy meets Star Wars

Remember the last GotG trailer? Someone took Star Wars footage and cut it the same way, including all the same musical cues:


Just over a month until the movie opens!

Update from WizKids on Marvel Dice Masters




The following email has just arrived to us from WizKids:

We have the following updates on shipments planned for Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men: There are several shipments of reprints on their way to the US. The next wave of Starters will arrive at the end of June with another wave of Gravity Feeds arriving in late July. Despite our best efforts to fill demand with these reprints, the product is still pre-selling before it arrives. We were able to bring on a very sizable amount of capacity, which has enabled us to add a reprint to the schedule (available in September).

We are also keeping an eye on the longshoremen labor dispute on the U.S. West Coast, and will deal with that issue if and when it happens. Obviously, any sort of strike will ripple through most of our product lines so we’re monitoring the situation keenly.

Briefly on the factory/capacity situation: we believe we are, or will be soon, the largest dice manufacturer in the world. Fortunately, making dice and making small plastic figures is essentially the same process. As we get our arms around the demand, moving volume between factories is pretty straight-forward and it is one of the reasons we are able to add reprints while also printing the next set. We appreciate the patience as we grow the Dice Masters business.

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As a result of this, we are going to cancel our July Dice Master SANCTIONED tournaments again. We will schedule some random demos of the game when Starter sets become available again in July.

We fully expect to be able to start SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS in August !!

In fact I am finalizing a Dice Masters tournament for August 2 as part of our WizKids 2 Day Convention.

Look for full details soon.

Official CSW Game Master T-shirts



I'm looking into ordering Comic Store West GAMEMASTER shirts for all the guys (and girls) that run games at the store.
This is the design I'm going with (similar to our beautiful STAFF shirts).

These would be great to wear when you are running a big event for us, or just to wear to the big cons to show your love of the store.

What do you guys think?
I may ask for anyone interested to pay half of the shirt.

If you are interested let me know.

p.s.
Save Against Fear, an annual gaming event put on by the Bodhana Group is looking for GMs. I told them I would contact all of our GMs to find some for them. Their convention is September 12, 13, and 14. CSW will have a vendor booth at the event and it should be lots of fun. Great place to wear your new GM shirts :)

See the sign-up sheet the Bodhana Group left us if interested.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

FREE RPG DAY. - Session 2





Record turnouts for Free RPG Day.
Thanks everyone !!

FREE RPG DAY !!





Thanks Keystone Gamers and Grown As Gamers.




Thursday, June 19, 2014

Meet the man who created Magic


Eurogamer.net has a brief article all about Richard Garfield, the man behind the card game you love so much:
In gaming circles, Garfield's name carries the weight of a dignitary. Although credited with helping create several successful card and board games, Garfield is best known for birthing Magic: The Gathering, the world's first collectible card game.


[...]

Garfield's contributions go even further than the game - he effectively created the genre: his name is on a 1997 patent covering the "trading card game method of play".
Kill a couple precious minutes this afternoon by reading the full article, and remember that we have Magic games every Thursday night. We may be drafting this week, which means a good chance to get some excellent cards. The game starts at 6!

FREE RPG DAY is this Saturday



Don't forget this Saturday is FREE RPG DAY.

Why should you sign up for a game?

1> You get first dibs at the free RPG swag !!

2> You get 25% OFF all your RPG related purchases for the day.

3> You get to hang out with the Grown As Gamers and Keystone Gaming Society


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

We Love Pre-Orders

We love pre-orders.
If there is a game coming out that you definitely want to make sure you get when it comes out let us know and we can do a pre-order. Many games (can you say Dice Masters and Star Wars X-wing) have limited print runs and sell out very quickly.

If you pre-order with us there is a much better chance (I can't say guaranteed) that you will get the game when it first hits the store.

We can pre-order just about anything.

We have pre-order/waiting lists available currently for the following games:

Marvel Dice Masters
D&D Starter Boxes and Players Handbooks
D&D Attack Wing
Star Wars X-Wing
Star Trek Attack Wing
Magic the Gathering booster boxes

Think of it has a comic subscription service for game. :)

JUST ARRIVED - Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary



Ticket to Ride 10th has just arrived.
Thank you everyone who placed a pre-order with us.



Guardians of the Galaxy



Guardians of the Galaxy has a ton of buzz going right not.
We are picking up more and more readers of the comic each week.

Please let us know if you wish to subscribe. This is the best way to guarantee the most current issues are always waiting for you.

p.s.
Get us to add Rocket Raccoon to your list at the same time. I promise you'll thank us later.

Available now: Magic The Gathering from Funko Pop!


We got in a set of these nifty MtG planeswalkers. Aren't they adorable? Come in and see them today! They're sitting right on top of our Magic booster packs (which also just got restocked yesterday, which means another chance to pull some rare cards), just waiting for you to take them home.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Thursday Night Magic Announcement


I just spoke with Brent and it sounds like we may be drafting again this Thursday even though it says STANDARD on the calendar.

Stop in Thursday and see what's going on.

I hear the Conspiracy drafts have been a blast.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Magic 2015 - Pre-Release Events

The sign-up sheets are now available for our M15 Pre-Release Events.

Pre-Release #1 - Saturday, July 12 at 2PM

Pre-Release #2 - Sunday, July 13 at 2PM

Cost = $27

Star Wars Mondays Continue



Star Wars X-Wing Mondays extended until Monday, July 14.
You won't want to miss this Monday, the beginning of a huge campaign that has been in Sam's head for months.
Remember these events are FREE and you don't even need to bring your own ships.
Beginners are welcome too, it's a very easy game to learn.

See you at 6pm, Monday.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Dice Masters Event Saturday Cancelled

Sorry guys, due to lack of boosters NO Dice Masters event on Saturday.

Hopefully the first event will be in July.

We made it to Origins !!


Made it to Origins !!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

FREE RPG DAY - SATURDAY, JUNE 21



Grown As Gamers will be hosting ShadowRun.

Session 1 - 11AM

Sign-up today, for a workshop or a game session. Limited space available.

The Free RPG stuff will be first given to customers participating in one of the day's events.

Monday, June 09, 2014

"Powers" TV show is coming back to life - thanks to Playstation

Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's superhero police procedural comic Powers was, at one point, going to be a series on FX Network. That fell through, but the project is starting over and will be airing this December via PSN. Here, starting about a minute into the video, is Bendis (seemingly cosplaying as Wilson Fisk) at Sony's E3 presentation this evening:


Powers is available in many TPB collections, and we have them for you! Come in and ask for one today, and you can be ready for the December premiere.

FREE RPG DAY - SATURDAY, JUNE 21



The Pathfinder Society will be hosting Pathfinder.

Session 1 - 11AM
Session 2 - 4PM

Sign-up today, for a workshop or a game session. Limited space available.

The Free RPG stuff will be first given to customers participating in one of the day's events.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

You won't believe this mind-blowing Easter Egg from the new Constantine trailer!

What do you think? Do you like that ridiculous Upworthy-style headline hyperbole? Anyway, look at this familiar DC Universe object:


Neat, huh? Anyway, here's the full trailer:


Constantine will air Friday nights, starting October 24. Until then, you can read about John Constantine in Justice League Dark, available from Comic Store West every month.

New Comics On Sale - June 11, 2014



For those viewing from Facebook, click here.

FREE RPG DAY - SATURDAY, JUNE 21



The Keystone Gaming Society will be hosting Star Wars Age of Rebellion.

Session 1 - 11AM
Session 2 - 4PM

Sign-up today, for a workshop or a game session. Limited space available.

The Free RPG stuff will be first given to customers participating in one of the day's events.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

FREE RPG DAY - SATURDAY, JUNE 21



The Grown as Gamers will be hosting two workshops during Free RPG Day.

11AM - How to Be a Good GM
2PM - How to be a Good Player

Sign-up today, for a workshop or a game session. Limited space available.

The Free RPG stuff will be first given to customers participating in one of the day's events.

JUST ARRIVED - Batman 1/6 PVC Statue


Under $100.

Comic Store North Now Open


Comic Store North is now open.
We got SUPER cheap bundles (and baby clothes).  Check us out at MorningStar today.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Epic Space Battles Every Monday in June



I hope you caught the epic space battle in here this past Monday.
If you missed it, that's ok. We are planning on doing more Star Wars X-Wing every Monday evening in June.
This is a free event, you don't even need your own game pieces, we'll supply everything and show you how to play.

We start at 6pm.
Hope to see you here.

p.s.
Don't forget if you totally love Star Wars plan on coming out to FREE RPG DAY on Saturday, June 21 for a Star Wars RPG event.
Sign-ups are available now.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

COMING SOON - Marvel Dice Masters Dice Bags


We should have some available this Saturday.

Shinobi WAT-AAH!

We just got this game in, and it is fun!

The Empire of the Moon faces many threats. The Rift has reopened, providing passage for the creatures that have lurked in Shadow for millennia. But the danger also comes from within as the Emperor, son of the Moon, is getting old, and his formerly loyal lords are now trying to seize power. In order to do this, they make their appeal to the warriors known as ninjas, adepts of the way of Shinobi. The clans are finally prepared for war!


As a lord with a thirst for power, in Shinobi WAT-AAH! you plan to place your honorable posterior on the imperial throne. In order to do this, you will appeal to the large clans of ninjas, who will enable you to impose your military strength upon your enemies. To put it simply, your goal is to put a big WAT-AAH! in your enemies' faces!

There are two game modes: an introductory "Grasshopper" level, designed to familiarize you with the game mechanics, and able to be played in about 15 minutes; and a "Grand Master" level, with multiple rounds and a more complex strategy.

Basically, if you can match colors and add small numbers, you can play this game. Your goal is to recruit various ninja clans to fight your enemies, and each one you recruit has different abilities. Shinobi WAT-AAH! is super easy to get the hang of, but does have a bit of strategy, too - especially once you get to the Grand Master Mode and have to start worrying about the monsters that are going to appear at the end of the game.

We have a demo copy of Shinobi WAT-AAH! in our game room if you want to try it out. And remember, every Tuesday is Board Game Night, so come in after 6:00 and give your ninja skills a try!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

HeroClix - War of the Light - Month 1

Month 1
Sunday, June 8 at 2pm
$30

Thursday Night Magic Draft This Week



Draft this Thursday night.
$14

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS FUN EVENT.

BACK IN STOCK (sort of) - Marvel Dice Masters



Starters and boosters as you know are still unavailable for awhile. But because you asked for it I've made CSW boosters. And the good part is they are not blind boosters. You can see what you buy so get in quick because they are sure to sell out by the weekend.

I just threw them in a bin in with the HeroClix.

Marvel Comics 1975 Calendar Flashback (June)

We nearly forgot our 1975 Marvel Calendar flashback!
The days match between 1975 and 2014 so enjoy the classic calendar:


Check back here July 1 for the next one.

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