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Get the Rogue Card!

roguecardWe’ve heard the requests for many years. “I wish you guys had a membership card.” We’ve been thinking about it and going over it for just as long, and now we are proud to present The Rogue Card! Custom designed by our own Nick Budd, bearing your name and specifically for you, the Rogue Card is now available for purchase.

For a $35 annual fee, you get a variety of perks. A 10% discount on the monthly Gaming with Rogues boardgame selection, a 25% discount (instead of the usual 15) on the monthly Reading with Rogues graphic novel selections and a 10% discount on our Staff Pick of the Week comic books (15% if more than one staffer picks the same book) every week! In addition, members will get first dibs on promotional items like free posters and more, and something special on your birthday! In addition, you’ll get access to our boardgame and card game lending library, so you can try out games before you buy them.

Twice a year, we’ll hold members-only after-hours parties at the store with gaming, food and drink provided. We’ll also offer up gaming sessions with the Rogues, with Dave and Randy each running at least one RPG a year for members, and entry into a raffle to win a custom action figure from Nick Budd. And… when we do our annual clearance sales, members get “Critical Hit” privileges, doing automatic maximum damage (a.k.a. maximum discount) throughout the sale.

We’ll be testing other perks throughout the year as the program develops. Get your Rogue Card now by swinging by the store and asking to get a membership card!

Magic the Gathering Prerelease in July

3bzfugobsnFIRST ROUND BEGINS AT NOON – SECOND ROUND BEGINS AT 4:00 – PRE-REGISTRATION STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

Rogues Gallery will be holding two prerelease events for Magic: The Gathering’s new set, Hour of Devastation, on Sunday, July 9th! We recommend that you call or email ahead to preregister, because we have limited space and tend to fill up well before the day of the event itself. We have room for 16 players in the first event, beginning at noon, and 16 players in the second event, beginning at 4:00 PM. If space allows, we are happy to allow players to play in both prerelease tournaments… players will have to buy-in to both tournaments, you cannot carry over cards or decks from the first prerelease into the second. In addition, of late we’ve had folks sign up and not show up, so if you don’t get in on your preferred time, you are welcome to sign up as an alternate or to come in on the day and try to get available spaces.

Registration will begin at noon on July 9th. We’ll begin the first event at 12:30 with 30 minutes to construct your decks, and the pre-release will run 3 rounds from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM or so. Please note that if you are preregistered, you must arrive by 12:15 to claim your spot or it will be opened up for walk-ins.

The second tournament will begin registration at 4:00, and the tournament will start as close to 4 PM as we can manage, with 30 minutes to construct your decks. Please note for those preregistered, you must arrive by 4:00 to claim your spot or it will be opened up for walk-ins.

Prerelease packs will be $25.99 plus tax. You must buy a pack for each tournament you enter.

We will allow walk-ins for both tournaments if the space is not filled, but we encourage preregistration, as we generally fill up fairly quickly. In addition, because there are two events, and because the second event may run later than our usual closing time, we won’t be able to offer trading or casual place space after the tournaments end.

Prize support will be in the form of Hour of Devastation boosters. We award boosters for each round you win. The remainder are divided up into first, second and third prizes.

In addition to the main prerelease tournament events, if space allows, we will offer open dueling, allowing any player who wants to play to purchase Hour of Devastation Planeswalker Decks to play against each other, as well as prerelease tournament players who are between matches.

Rogues Gallery is expanding!

superheroes_moving_boxesRogues Gallery will be expanding at the end of June! We’ll be moving from suite 360 over to suite 330, on the other side of Cici’s, and gaining quite a bit of space!

What to expect:
*More feature displays for comics and games
*Standing game tables
*The same great customer service you’ve come to expect.

We’ll be closing on Sunday, June 25th – Tuesday, June 27th to complete the move, and then we’ll re-open on Wednesday, June 28th!

All-Ages Awesomeness 7 on Saturday, June 24th!

allages7It’s our seventh annual all-ages events, featuring a whole bunch of creators who will sketch, sign and talk with kids about making comics! Come visit with our creators and pick up some of their comics, prints, and more!

Our guests this year are (signing schedule subject to change):

Signing/sketching from 11 AM – 5 PM:

Evan Bryce – Evan has been at every All-Ages event, and always does awesome prints and sketches!

Jessi Jordan – Artist on Musings, The Adventures of Marni & Edward, Psycho Girlfriend and more!

Isaiah Broussard – Artist on Translytown

Jake Ekiss – The Spoils official webcomics and lots more!

Devin Kraft – Creator of Silence, Dragon Slayer, and more!

C.S. Jennings – Artist of Scholastic’s Liar, Liar: Lie Detector, Goldilocks and the Three Vampires, and more!

The event will run from 11 AM – 5 PM! Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! The coolest all-ages event all year!

Free RPG Day on Saturday, June 17th!

freelogoRogues Gallery will be hosting Free RPG Day on Saturday, June 17th! Gamers will be able to come in and pick up some free RPG demos from Goodman Games, Catalyst Game Labs, Paizo and more! Selections this year include Dungeon Quest, Runequest, Numenera, the Pathfinder Adventure card game, the introduction of Starfinder and Conan RPGs and more!

We’ll have a D&D game for up to seven players run by one of our Adventurers League DMs from 1 PM – 3:30 PM (approximately).

Check out the full list at the Free RPG Day Game List!

Supplies are limited, we suggest getting there early to get the best selection of free games!

Game/Graphic Novel of the Month – June

Every month, we make a game of the month and graphic novel of the month selection. Each month on the third Saturday, we’ll play the game in the store in our Gaming with Rogues event!

In addition, the graphic novel of the month will be 15% off. Rogue Card holders will get an additional 10% off on the graphic novel of the month and on the game of the month!

This month’s selections:

GAMEWRIGHT-419-frontSushi Go Party:
It’s a party platter of mega maki, super sashimi, and endless edamame in this expanded version of the best-selling card game. You still earn points by picking winning sushi combos, but now you can customize each game by choosing a la carte from a menu of more than 20 delectable dishes. What’s more, up to 8 players can join in on the sushi-feast… let the good times roll

We won’t be having Gaming with Rogues in June due to Free RPG Day.

51M2NVi+LRL._SX320_BO1,204,203,200_Young Avengers:
TV veteran (and Wonder Woman screenwriter) Allan Heinberg’s comics debut! When the original Avengers disband, a team of teenage heroes comes together to fill the gap. Their first order of business: surviving the wrath of Kang the Conqueror and weathering the disapproval of the adult Avengers! Next, the newly formed Young Avengers take on super-powered sadist Mister Hyde, the extraterrestrial Super-Skrull and a full-scale alien invasion, juggling their parents and their private lives at the same time.

New Stickers!

wip-1.1Check it out! We’ve got new store stickers, featuring artwork by Austin-based artists Nathan Bliss, Jordan Michael Schwager, and Matt Frank and designed by Nathan Bliss! We’ve also got our classic logo, and our previous sticker design with art by Scott Kolins (designer of our mascot, Maximillian Larch), Paul Maybury, and Chad Thomas!

Stop in and get a free sticker!

Game/Graphic Novel of the Month: May

Every month, we make a game of the month and graphic novel of the month selection. Each month on the third Saturday, we’ll play the game in the store in our Gaming with Rogues event!

In addition, the graphic novel of the month will be 15% off. Rogue Card holders will get an additional 10% off on the graphic novel of the month and on the game of the month!

This month’s selections:

coltexpressColt Express:
Colt Express is a board game of schemin’ and stealin’ for two to six bandits aboard a three-dimensional steam train. You play as one of a group of ruthless bandits, dead set on grabbing as much loot and shooting as many bullets at your former companions as possible. Every round, you must determine what actions your bandit will take, whether you’re grabbing loot, firing bullets, punching another bandit, or running along the roof of the train car. If you can predict what your opponents will do, you can respond to their actions and stay one step ahead, but if you’re knocked off-track, you’ll find your shots flying wide. Only the richest bandit can claim victory on the Colt Express when the train pulls into the station!

fwb_guardians-of-the-galaxy_20170403_msGuardians of the Galaxy:
In celebration of the release of Marvel Entertainment’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, for the month of May we’re offering the graphic novel of the month discount on all Guardians of the Galaxy graphic novels! There are a variety to choose from, including the run by Brian Michael Bendis, the Rocket & Groot series, and separate volumes including Rocket or Groot!

DC Declares Saturday, June 3 Wonder Woman Day

C4z9fF1WEAU63c_DC has declared Saturday, June 3rd, the weekend of the Wonder Woman film, to be Wonder Woman Day. Rogues Gallery will be offering a 15% discount on all Wonder Woman comics, graphic novels, toys, statues, t-shirts and more on that day!

Wonder Woman will be in attendance starting about noon, and staying until 3 PM or a little later, depending on how many kids we have in attendance!

The first 100 kids (or kids-at-heart) in the door will get a free cardstock tiara and bracelets!

In addition, while supplies last, we’ll have two free comics to offer: One all-ages friendly Wonder Woman Day edition of DC Superhero Girls, and another a Wonder Woman Day edition reprint of the Greg Rucka/Liam Sharp Wonder Woman Rebirth!

Gaming with Rogues – Colt Express

coltexpressOn the third Saturday of every month, Rogues Gallery will host a casual gaming night – each month will focus on a different game. The game night will begin at 6:30 PM and run until 9:00 PM, when the store closes.

This month’s game is on May 20th, and we’ll be hosting Colt Express! Colt Express is a board game of schemin’ and stealin’ for two to six bandits aboard a three-dimensional steam train. You play as one of a group of ruthless bandits, dead set on grabbing as much loot and shooting as many bullets at your former companions as possible. Every round, you must determine what actions your bandit will take, whether you’re grabbing loot, firing bullets, punching another bandit, or running along the roof of the train car. If you can predict what your opponents will do, you can respond to their actions and stay one step ahead, but if you’re knocked off-track, you’ll find your shots flying wide. Only the richest bandit can claim victory on the Colt Express when the train pulls into the station!

So whether you’ve played Colt Express before or just want to try it out, come join us for Gaming with Rogues! And don’t forget that with your Rogue Card, you can get 10% off on Colt Express from now until the end of March!

Also, Gaming with Rogues is an open game night, so folks are welcome to play any game in our well-stocked boardgame and card game library or bring a favorite game of their own!

International Tabletop Day on Saturday, April 29th!

tabletopday

It’s back! The annual celebration of board and card games from the fine folks at Tabletop returns for its fifth year, and Rogues Gallery will be hosting a day of demos and door prizes!
 

Here’s the schedule:

12:30-1:30
Fuse
Machi Koro Bright Lights Big City
Castle Panic
1:30-2:30
Forbidden Island
Red Dragon Inn
Star Trek Panic
2:30-4:00
Boss Monster
Arkham Horror LCG
Splendor, Sushi Go Party, and Tsuro
4:00-6:00
Love Letter
Hero Realms
Splendor, Sushi Go Party, and Tsuro
4:00 – End of Game
Letters from Whitechapel
5:00 – End of Demo
Town of Salem Card Game
We will also have a limited number of giveaway promo cards for games including Mysterium, DC Deck-Building, and Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game. In addition, we’ll be having a sale on boardgames, 10% off on all games and 15% off on games that we’re demoing on Tabletop Day!
 
All prizes listed are while supplies last. Schedule subject to change.
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