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Gaming with Rogues – Tokaido

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 September 16th, and we’ll be playing Tokaido!
 
In Tokaido, each player is a traveler crossing the “East sea road”, one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you’ll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you’ll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things.
 
Through a unique zen mood, Tokaido is a strategic game while being extraordinarily peaceful and easy to learn.
 
So whether you’ve played Tokaido 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 Tokaido 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!

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, September 16th!

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 🙂

Labor Day Sale on Monday, September 4th!

We’re having a sale on Labor Day – Monday September 4th.  We’ll be offering 15% off on all role-playing game books, Games Workshop games, board and non-collectible card games and graphic novels (including manga) all day September 5th, so come in and pick up those games or graphic novels that have been tempting you for a while!

In addition, we’ll be offering 25% off on all Batman: Animated Series action figures!

If you haven’t already gotten your Rogue Card, this would be a good time to do it, as Rogue Card members will get an additional 5% (for a total of 20% and 30%, respectively) off on Labor 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.

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!

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! 🙂

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 9-2017):
7 Wonders Duel (2 Player)
Adventure Time Card Wars
Archer Danger Zone!
Arena of the Gods
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
Codenames Duet
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)
Flip Ships
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
Nanofictionary
Netrunner
No Thanks!
Not Alone
Nuts!
Oh My Goods!
Pandemic
Pocket Madness
Relic Runners
Rent-A-Hero
Revolution!
Schotten Totten
Sentient
Settlers of Catan
Shadows Over Camelot
Shinobi Wat-Aah!
Small World
Small World Underground
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Starfighter
Street Fighter DBG
Takenoko
That’s A Question!
The Fox in The Forest
Ticket To Ride
Ticket To Ride The Card Game
Tokaido
Unearth
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 9-2017):
7 Wonders Duel (2 Player)
Adventure Time Card Wars
Archer Danger Zone!
Arena of the Gods
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
Codenames Duet
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)
Flip Ships
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
Nanofictionary
Netrunner
No Thanks!
Not Alone
Nuts!
Oh My Goods!
Pandemic
Pocket Madness
Relic Runners
Rent-A-Hero
Revolution!
Schotten Totten
Sentient
Settlers of Catan
Shadows Over Camelot
Shinobi Wat-Aah!
Small World
Small World Underground
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Starfighter
Street Fighter DBG
Takenoko
That’s A Question!
The Fox in The Forest
Ticket To Ride
Ticket To Ride The Card Game
Tokaido
Unearth
Zombie Dice
Zombies!!!

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!

Cypher System – Predation Demo

Come out for a demo of the Cypher System game Predation on Saturday, August 5th from 11 AM – 1 PM!

Welcome to the Cretaceous. Our ancestors won’t climb down from the trees for another 66 million years, but here we are now. Time travel seemed like a good idea. Exploring the ancient world. Building. Creating an entire society here in the jungles of our primordial Earth. Until those SATI guys messed it all up. We’ve got gear. We’ve got guns. We’ve even bioengineered a few dinos to our liking. And that’s good, because we’ll need it all to survive. History says there’s an asteroid headed our way, and there’s no one left alive who knows how to get back to the future.

Predation includes:

  • A complete, ready-to-play science-fiction game world for the Cypher System, with a detailed history, scores of fascinating locations, new gear and technologies, and a variety of factions and conflicts to drive your story.
  • More than 20 new creatures and NPC types, from the snuggly nerezza to the unpredictable lab-grown supersauri. Encounter teslasaurs, cyberdrones, and genetically engineered spiders, plus dinosaurs of all descriptions.
  • New character types and abilities. Be a Volcanic Karn who Self-Evolves, an Empirical Tec who Plays God, or perhaps a Daring Pteryx Who Walks with Dinosaurs.
  • Rules for dinosaur companions. Choose a ceratopsian, pterosaur, early mammal, ornithomimid—even a raptor or tyrannosaur. You’ll want the help and companionship as you explore the dangerous wilds of Cretaceous Grevakc!”

Players do not need to bring anything but enthusiasm!

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