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Round Up For Charity!

As of August, Rogues Gallery Comics & Games will be offering a new charitable donation system for our customers. If you’d like, you can “round up” your purchase to the nearest dollar amount, and at the end of the month, we’ll collect all the rounded-up amounts and send a check to that month’s charity.

We’ll also be matching the first $100 of donations each month.

This can be done with cash or card, and it’s as easy as asking the person ringing you up to round up your transaction. Our charity of the month for August is the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium.

Boardgame Nights on Tuesdays!

In response to popular demand, we’re starting up a regular boardgame and cardgame night on Tuesdays! The tables are always open, of course, but for this specific night we figure people should start showing up around 6 PM, and we’ll be open until 9 PM so y’all can play games!

Bring your own, or feel free to sample our well-stocked game library!

Game Library (Updated 7-2017):
7 Wonders Duel (2 Player)
Adventure Time Card Wars
Archer Danger Zone!
Arena
Bears
Boss Monster Crash Landing
Bullfrogs
Castellan
Castle Panic
Castle Panic The Wizard’s Tower
Caverna
Caverna Cave vs. Cave (2 Player)
Chez Geek
Chrononauts
Colonists
Colt Express
Costa Rica
Covert
Dastardy Dirigibles
Descent 2nd Edition
Dicey Goblins
Dixit
Double Play: Cement Shoes
Dresden Files Co-Op Card Game
Epic Spellwars
Fight for Olympus (2 Player)
Fluxx Cthulhu
Fluxx Dice
Fluxx Eco
Fluxx Firefly
Fluxx Pirate
Fluxx Star
Fluxx Zombie
Fool’s Gold
Formula D
Fuse
Fuse Flatline
Gloom
Gravwell
Here, Kitty, Kitty!
Honshu
Kana Gawa
King of Tokyo
Legendary
Mad Libs
Memoir 44
Monster Chase
Moop’s Monster Mashup
Munchkin Treasure Hunt
Mysterium
Mythe
Netrunner
No Thanks!
Not Alone
Nuts!
Oh My Goods!
Pandemic
Pocket Madness
Relic Runners
Rent-A-Hero
Revolution!
Schotten Totten
Settlers of Catan
Shadows Over Camelot
Shinobi Wat-Aah!
Small World
Small World Underground
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Starfighter
Street Fighter DBG
The Fox in The Forest
Ticket To Ride
Ticket To Ride The Card Game
Tokaido
Zombie Dice
Zombies!!!

Game Space: Rules & Reservations

We have two standing game tables available for free play, as long as they aren’t reserved for other use.

Standard reserved times include Monday night from 6 PM – 9 PM (Heroclix), Thursday night from 6 PM – 9 PM (D&D Adventurers League), Friday night from 6 PM – 10 PM (Magic The Gathering) and one Saturday a month from 6 PM – 9 PM (Gaming with Rogues).

Game Table Reservations:

The tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, you can also reserve the tables for a 3 hour window, and we can have a standing reservation if someone wants to run a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly game.

Standard slots are 11 AM – 1 PM, 1 PM – 4 PM, and 4 PM – 7 PM. If you’re running a longer game, you can sign up for two consecutive slots, and any of these can extend another 2 hours, provided there isn’t someone signed up to use the table after that.

If you have a Rogue membership, you can reserve up to three slots free per week. Also, any time you purchase a game from us, you can ask to have a slot reserved to play that game (or any other game you have) anytime in the next two weeks (14 days).

We will also provide free game space for anyone wishing to demo or playtest their game for our players, provided the demo is open to all customers.

Otherwise, we will ask for $10 to reserve a table for a 2-6 hour slot.

We ask that those with a reserved game slot arrive within 15 minutes of the start time, or we reserve the right to offer the space to someone else.

Organized Play:

We support organized play for Heroclix, Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering at present, plus boardgames under the Asmoplay program.

We are happy to support more organized play if there is an interest, and can order organized play kits if you have a group that is interested in purchasing them for use at the store. If we can get a big enough group for organized play, Rogues Gallery will provide organized play kits and prizes, although we will at that point ask that anyone be allowed to play in tournaments.

In-Store Gaming Rules:

1. We’re a family store – please keep cursing/swearing to a minimum – even if a red dragon just ate your favorite character.

2. Keep other shoppers in mind when you’re playing – We want you to enjoy yourself, but make sure and keep shopping aisles clear and keep the noise level reasonable.

3. Food is allowed (within reason), we just ask you to be careful not to spill on the product, tables, other gamers, etc.

4.We expect everyone to be a courteous winner and a gracious loser, especially if you’re playing with strangers. A little friendly banter is fine, but smack talk and whining will not be tolerated.

5. Showing up a little early is encouraged. It’s important that our staff is able to close up on time and get home, so we try not to run gaming late if possible.

6. Clean up after yourself. Trash cans are in the bathroom and up at the counter.

Staffers’ and DMs’ decisions are final.  If you have an issue, feel free to email or call the management, but arguing with the staff or DM at the time is not acceptable.

Breaking these rules can result in a warning, a temporary suspension of table privileges, or a ban on future use of game tables, at the discretion of management.

P.S. We’d like to ask that folks not use the tables for sitting and reading, to keep them available for use in playing board, card, and role-playing games.

Game Library:

We have a regular boardgame and cardgame night on Tuesdays! The tables are always open, of course, but for this specific night we figure people should start showing up around 6 PM, and we’ll be open until 9 PM so y’all can play games!

Bring your own, or feel free to sample our well-stocked game library!

 

Game Library (Updated 7-2017):
7 Wonders Duel (2 Player)
Adventure Time Card Wars
Archer Danger Zone!
Arena
Bears
Boss Monster Crash Landing
Bullfrogs
Castellan
Castle Panic
Castle Panic The Wizard’s Tower
Caverna
Caverna Cave vs. Cave (2 Player)
Chez Geek
Chrononauts
Colonists
Colt Express
Costa Rica
Covert
Dastardy Dirigibles
Descent 2nd Edition
Dicey Goblins
Dixit
Double Play: Cement Shoes
Dresden Files Co-Op Card Game
Epic Spellwars
Fight for Olympus (2 Player)
Fluxx Cthulhu
Fluxx Dice
Fluxx Eco
Fluxx Firefly
Fluxx Pirate
Fluxx Star
Fluxx Zombie
Fool’s Gold
Formula D
Fuse
Fuse Flatline
Gloom
Gravwell
Here, Kitty, Kitty!
Honshu
Kana Gawa
King of Tokyo
Legendary
Mad Libs
Memoir 44
Monster Chase
Moop’s Monster Mashup
Munchkin Treasure Hunt
Mysterium
Mythe
Netrunner
No Thanks!
Not Alone
Nuts!
Oh My Goods!
Pandemic
Pocket Madness
Relic Runners
Rent-A-Hero
Revolution!
Schotten Totten
Settlers of Catan
Shadows Over Camelot
Shinobi Wat-Aah!
Small World
Small World Underground
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Starfighter
Street Fighter DBG
The Fox in The Forest
Ticket To Ride
Ticket To Ride The Card Game
Tokaido
Zombie Dice
Zombies!!!

Get the Rogue Card!

We’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 and graphic novel section selection, and 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 access to our boardgame and card game lending library, so you can try out games before you buy them! Members also get three free reserved game slots per week in our gaming area!

Plus new bonuses every month, including bonus discounts at various store events, private parties, invite-only game sessions, and more!

Get your Rogue Card now by swinging by the store and asking to get a membership card!

Magic the Gathering Ixalan Prerelease and Draft Weekend!

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

For centuries, the untamed jungles of Ixalan have hidden a coveted secret: Orazca, the city of gold. But no secret can remain undiscovered, and no treasure can be taken uncontested. Unfurl your sails, saddle up a dinosaur, and battle your rivals as you embark on a journey to claim the plane’s greatest fortune for yourself!

Rogues Gallery will be holding two prerelease events for Magic: The Gathering’s new set, Ixalan, on Sunday, April 23rd! 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 18 players in the first event, beginning at noon, and 18 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 September 24th. 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 Ixalan 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 Ixalan Planeswalker Decks to play against each other, as well as prerelease tournament players who are between matches.

We’ll also, by popular demand, be running a draft event for draft weekend on Saturday, September 30th!

Players will each buy 3 booster packs. Players open one booster pack and choose one card from the pack and then pass the remaining cards to player on their left. They will continue until all cards have been chosen from the first booster pack. Repeat this process for the next two boosters, switching the direction in which the boosters are passed around the table.

Each player will construct a deck with a minimum size of 40 cards. We’ll provide a land station so folks can borrow land for their decks if they would like.

Participants will receive a free, limited edition draft weekend promo card!

We’ll run a draft starting at 2 PM – 5 PM, and if there’s interest after that round we’ll run another round for 5 PM – 8 PM. You can sign up ahead of time by dropping us an email, or just drop in on the day!

Rogues Gallery PRIDE Party

Teala is throwing us a PRIDE Party at Rogues Gallery to close out Austin Pride Month! Wear your best Pride outfit and join us for our very first PRIDE CELEBRATION! The party will run from 8 PM – 11:30 PM on Saturday, August 26th

All members of the LGBTQIA+ community are welcome, as well as allies ^_^

There will be drinks (non-alchoholic. Sorry, y’all). There will be snacks. There will be music. There may also be a dance party.

Feel free to bring snacks of your own! I know more than a few of you bake 🙂

You’re also welcome to bring games and take advantage of our new gaming space!

Come out and celebrate!

Please RSVP so we can get a headcount!

Can’t wait to see y’all 🙂

Gaming with Rogues – Hero Realms

On 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 August 19th, and we’ll be hosting Hero Realms!

Hero Realms is a fantasy-themed deck-building game that is an adaptation of the award-winning Star Realms game. The game includes basic rules for two-player games, along with rules for multiplayer formats such as Free-For-All, Hunter, and Hydra.

Each player starts the game with a ten-card personal deck containing gold (for buying) and weapons (for combat). You start each turn with a new hand of five cards from your personal deck. When your deck runs out of cards, you shuffle your discard pile into your new deck. An 80-card Market deck is shared by all players, with five cards being revealed from that deck to create the Market Row. As you play, you use gold to buy champion cards and action cards from the Market. These champions and actions can generate large amounts of gold, combat, or other powerful effects. You use combat to attack your opponent and their champions. When you reduce your opponent’s score (called health) to zero, you win!

So whether you’ve played Hero Realms 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 Hero Realms or any of its expansions from now until the end of August!

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!

Harley Quinn Day is Saturday, September 23!

The fan-favorite event celebrating The Dark Knight, “Batman Day” is back… with a twist!

This year, since it’s her 25th birthday, Harley Quinn is taking over the day!

Batman Day is an annual event celebrating all things Batman from comics to video games and more. This year, the celebration puts Harley Quinn front and center. We’ll have Catwoman on hand, as well as a Harley Quinn or two.

We’ll have free Batman and Harley Quinn masks (one per person, while supplies last) for the first 100 or so people in the door! The Batman masks are in the style of Jim Lee, John Romita Jr., and Andy Kubert, while the Harley Quinn is in the style of Yancy LaBat.

Instead of a single comic, there will be three free offerings this year:

BATMAN DAY 2017 SPECIAL EDITION #1 reprints BATMAN #16, the first chapter of “I Am Bane,” written by Tom King with art by David Finch. This issue’s cover art is by Ryan Sook and features Batman and Harley Quinn in an homage to THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1.

This issue also includes a new, three-page original story written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Bret Blevins!

 

HARLEY QUINN BATMAN DAY 2017 SPECIAL EDITION #1 reprints HARLEY QUINN #11, the first chapter of “Joker Loves Harley,” written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by John Timms and a cover by Amanda Conner.

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS BATMAN DAY 2017 SPECIAL EDITION #1 features a chapter of the upcoming all-ages original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: OUT OF THE BOTTLE, starring Harley Quinn and written by Shea Fontana with art by Marcelo DiChiara and Agnes Garbowska and a cover by Yancey Labat.

We’ll have a 15% off on all Batman and Harley Quinn graphic novels and merchandise that day!

10th Anniversary/Grand Re-Opening Party in August!

It’s been 10 years (and change) since Rogues Gallery Comics & Games opened, and coincidentally, we also just made our big move, so we’re having a grand re-opening party and 10th anniversary celebration on the same day!

On Saturday, August 12th, we’ll be celebrating with an all-day party for kids, adults, and everybody in between! All day long, we’ll have 15% off on everything in the store, and we’ll be running events during the day as well!

Early on, we’ll have custom kids activity books with comic-related word searches and crossword puzzles, and we’ll be running demos of the kid-friendly Kaiju dice game King of Tokyo. Midday, we’ll offer a playtest/demo of upcoming card game Die in Space and an RPG to be determined (we’re working on a few things, we’ll see what materializes).

And then, from 6-8 PM, it’s the return of comic book trivia! Done pub style, participants will be in teams of four, and we’ll have several categories and questions designed by the Rogues! Expect a lot of DC/Marvel superheroes, but y’all might want to make sure you’ve got some folks versed in indie comics as well. You can sign up ahead of time by sending an email to roguesgallerytx@gmail.com (either as a team, a partial team, or on your own, and we’ll put you into full teams on the day) or you can just show up by 5:45 PM to participate! We’ll have prizes, including the always-coveted Comics Trivia Champion trophy.

Rogues Gallery Queertastic Ladies Night!

WE’RE HERE. WE’RE QUEER. WE’RE FULL OF EXISTENTIAL FEAR. IT’S ROGUES GALLERY’S FIRST LGBTQIA+ LADIES NIGHT!

August is Pride here in Austin, so Teala thought we’d have a little celebration on Saturday, August 5th starting at 8 PM! ^_^ Come decked out in your Pride gear, and let’s party!

Open to ALL members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Allies are also welcome, naturally ^_^

We should specify that this is a lady/lady identifying only event. We will be having a big Pride celebration at the end of the month, and that will be open to all genders. Sorry, boys 😉

Let’s do 16+ for this one.

As always, pretty please RSVP on the Facebook event, just so I can get a rough headcount.

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Gaming with Rogues – King of Tokyo

On 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 July 22nd, and we’ll be hosting King of Tokyo as part of Iello’s Organized Play program! Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, rampaging the city and vying for position as the one and only King of Tokyo! Combine your dice to gather energy, heal your monster or just slap the other monsters down! Spend your energy to trigger permanent or one-shot special powers: a second head, body armor, nova death ray… Stop at nothing to become the King of Tokyo… but that’s when the real trouble begins for you!

Everyone who plays will get a free Fish Market card, two players will win Broken Token Lightning energy packs, and one lucky winner will walk away with Rozy Pony, the Kaiju Pony of Doom! Plus, the winner will be eligible to play in the King of Tokyo Nationals in 2018!

So whether you’ve played King of Tokyo 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 King of Tokyo, King of New York, or any of the expansions 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!

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