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Gaming with Rogues – Boss Monster in January!

bossmonsterOn 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 January 21st, and we’ll be hosting Boss Monster! Inspired by a love of classic video games, Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon. The goal of Boss Monster is to be the first Boss to amass ten Souls, which are gained when a Hero is lured and defeated — but a player can lose if his Boss takes five Wounds from Heroes who survive his dungeon.

We’ll have paper playmats to give away, as well as free bonus cards, and we’ll try to have copies of Boss Monster and Boss Monster 2 available for play.

So whether you’ve played Boss Monster 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 Boss Monster from now until the next Gaming with Rogues selection is chosen!

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!

Subscriber Notice – Marvel’s Monsters Unleashed

57e028339ae37The New Year brings MONSTERS UNLEASHED, an event so massive that writer Cullen Bunn must enlist five of the most talented artists in comics—Adam Kubert, Greg Land, Salvador Larroca, Steve McNiven, and Leinil Yu—to chart the destruction. With colossal creatures invading Earth, it will take Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, and every other hero on Marvel’s roster to fight back.

In addition to the five issue series, Monsters Unleashed will spawn eight one-shots featuring Spider-Man/Deadpool, Avengers, Doctor Strange, All-New X-Men, Uncanny Inhumans, Champions and two more we don’t yet know. We won’t pull these for subscribers to those books by default, since they have different creative teams and are linked to the Monsters Unleashed event, so if you’re subscribed to one of those books and want the Monsters Unleashed tie-ins (which will be numbered .mu), please let us know. Thanks!

Magic The Gathering Prerelease in January

en_aer_productheaderFIRST 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, Aether Revolt, on Sunday, January 15th! 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 January 15th. 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 Aether Revolt 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 Aether Revolt Planeswalker Decks to play against each other, as well as prerelease tournament players who are between matches.

Holiday Hours – December

maxsantacolorWe’ll be closing early a few days in December and closed completely a couple days so that our staff can celebrate the holidays.

On Saturday, December 10th, we’ll close at 7 PM instead of 9 PM for our staff holiday party.

On Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve), we will close at 7 PM (and we will have new comics that week). On Saturday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve) we will close at 7 PM (and we will have new comics that week).

We will be closed entirely on Sunday, December 25th and Sunday, January 1st.

Game/Graphic Novel of the Month – December

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! (Note: Because of holiday busy-ness, we’re skipping Gaming with Rogues in December.)

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, in honor of the Rogue One release:

swrebellionStar Wars Rebellion
The actions of a handful of men and women shape the course of the Galactic Civil War in Star Wars™: Rebellion, a board game of epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance for two to four players.

In Star Wars™: Rebellion, you control the entire Galactic Empire or the fledgling Rebel Alliance. You must command starships, account for troop movements, and rally systems to your cause. Featuring more than 150 plastic miniatures and two game boards that account for thirty-two of the Star Wars™ galaxy’s most notable star systems, Star Wars™: Rebellion aspires to be as large and sweeping as the Star Wars™ universe itself.

Yet for all its grandiosity, Star Wars™: Rebellion remains intensely personal, cinematic, and heroic. As much as your success depends upon the strength of your starships, vehicles, and troops, it depends upon the individual efforts of such notable characters as Luke Skywalker™, Leia Organa™, Grand Moff Tarkin™, and Emperor Palpatine™.

You need these leaders in order to attempt the secret missions that shape your war strategy, and the results of their missions blend together to weave a deep and immersive narrative. You might offer Boba Fett™ a bounty to capture Han Solo™, or you might task Wedge Antilles™ to lead the Rogue Squadron™ in an attack against an Imperial build yard.

Star_Wars_Trade_Paperback_Volume_1_CoverStar Wars Vol 1 TP
The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebels opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory so far – the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fight for freedom against Darth Vader and his evil master, the Emperor! But when a Rebel assault goes wrong, Han and Leia must think fast to make their escape – while Luke comes face-to-face with Darth Vader! In the explosive aftermath, a humbled Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Leia and Han undertake a vital – and dangerous – secret mission. But can they succeed without Luke? Plus: the menace of Boba Fett! Collecting STAR WARS (2015) #1-6.

D&D Adventurers League – Three DMs starting this Thursday!

SKT_BookADVENTURERS WANTED!

Thursday nights, we run Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition at the store from 7 PM – 9 PM!

For the past couple months, we’ve been pretty packed, but we’ve added a third DM, so hopefully we’ll be able to catch up with demand! Call us on Thursday starting at 10 AM to get on the list for the tables, and then come in and play D&D with us!

D&D Adventurers League runs every Thursday night from 7pm to 9pm, and if you get there a little early, you can chat with the DM about making a character (or just jump right into the action with a pre-generated character). D&D Adventurers League is both for new players and returning players of all stripes. You can even come out just to watch and see how it works.

All you need to bring is a pencil, some paper, and maybe some D&D dice!

Black Friday Sale & Thanksgiving Hours

maxsantacolorOur eighth annual Black Friday sale is coming on Friday, November 25th. Come kick off your holiday shopping and earn bonus gift certificates!

From the time we open (10 AM) until the time we close (10 PM) on Friday, November 25th, any purchase you make will also earn you bonus holiday gift certificates. For every $25 you spend, you’ll get $5 on a gift certificate, and you can break those up into individual $5 gift certificates, one big gift certificate with the whole amount or any other combination you choose. So for example, if you spend $100, you’ll get $20 in our special holiday gift certificates.

Rogue Card members will get a special bonus! If you show your Rogue Card, you will get $5 on gift certificates for every $20 you spend! And yes, you can buy a Rogue membership on Black Friday, although the $35 membership fee won’t count toward your total for gift certificates (that’s just not fair to everyone who bought them on other days).

So come on in and get a little extra bang for your holiday-shopping buck. Or pick up something for yourself and get some bonus money to give away as gifts. But make sure and stop in for this one-day event!
Boring Rules Stuff:
Just like our regular gift certificates, these have no expiration date, and can be used for anything in the store. We’ll be using these throughout the holiday season. They cannot be used on the day of purchase, but can be used as early as Saturday, November 29th.
The amount used to calculate bonus gift certificates is the pre-tax value of merchandise (within reason – a $24.99 or $24.95 item will get you the $5 gift certificate). $5 is given for each full $25, not a fraction thereof.
We will be closed on Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving. There are no comic shipping delays related to Thanksgiving.

Gaming with Rogues – Mysterium in November

2016-10-16-17-19-03On 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. In November, because the usual date will be so close to Thanksgiving, we’re going to host our game on the second Saturday in November.

This month’s game is on November 12th, and we’ll be hosting the Asmodee-supported game Mysterium, a cooperative, deduction game that challenges two to seven players to solve a murder that occurred thirty years ago. One player takes on the role of a restless ghost, tasked with communicating the true culprit of the murder to the assembled psychics. The other players all play as psychics, receiving visions and interpreting them to the best of their abilities in order to narrow down the list of suspects. Yet time is in no one’s favor tonight—if the players take too long to discover the truth, the bridge between the worlds is closed, and the ghost must wait another year to reach its eternal rest!

We’ve got two sets of Mysterium, so that’s room for up to 14 players, and in addition, we have prizes courtesy of the Asmoplay organized play system. So we’ll have exclusive vision cards for all participants, ghost masks for those who play the ghosts and sets of alternate colored intuition tokens for the best “psychic” at each table!

So whether you’ve played Mysterium 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 Mysterium from now until the next Gaming with Rogues selection is chosen!

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!

Comic Grab Bags! $5 for 10 comics!

grabboxRogues Gallery has a limited amount of comic grab bags available now, while supplies last! They’re $5 for a blind bag of 10 comics, hand-selected by management, featuring no duplicates, and separated out by Marvel, DC, Independent and Image Comics. Selections are from the last 5-7 years of comics, and there’s a bunch of good stuff in there! Get ’em while they last, we’ll have them until we clear out the overstock and then it’ll probably be a couple years before we do it again!

Harbinger Renegades Subscription Contest

harbingersubscriptionRogues Gallery is participating in the Harbinger Renegades Subscription Contest! Simply add the Harbinger Renegades to your subscription file and take a photo of yourself (we suggest taking the picture next to the Harbinger standee in the store) with the hashtag and you’re entered to win a full year of Valiant’s monthly comics in your subscription for free! You can double your chances of winning by posting a picture of yourself holding your copy of Harbinger Renegades #1 when it is released on November 16th!

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