If you played boardgames or RPGs during the 1980s and 1990s, you likely played a Lester Smith game at one time or another. Here is a look at his history in the gaming industry
This weekend is pre-release weekend for Magic Core 2015. We have a full schedule of pre-releases for you
July 11 Friday Night-Free Magic 2014 Draft starting at 6 p.m. We will stay open all night.
July 12 Saturday 12:01 A.M. (Thats Midnight Saturday morning). Sealed Deck tournament
July 12 Saturday 2 p.m. Sealed Deck tournament
July 13 Sunday Noon (Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.) Sealed Deck Tournament
July 13 Sunday 4:30 p.m. Sealed Deck Tournament
Door Prizes (and Pizza) for all players.
We are installing new carpet this Wednesday , Thursday and Friday so the store will have a lot of shelving moved around. We will be putting in carpet in the front third of the store on Wednesday, the middle on Thursday and the rear on Friday. Part of our parking will be taking up by the carpeters’ truck. Sorry for any inconvenience but the store will look much nicer.
Registration for the Magic 2015 Pre-relese Weekend is now live. Go here to preregister.
We will start running DiceMasters Organized Play in July. See here for details.
We have added another tab to the website for “Comics”. If you click on it, you will see this week’s comic releases, as well as books that have come out in the past two weeks. Most of them we will be able to re-order for you if you miss a title.
Four noteworthy things from this past weekend’s Free RPG Day.
Come join us for Free RPG Day this Saturday. We have a large selection of free RPG items to give away. Get one just for coming in, one if you are a Refereed Customer, 1 for each 2 stamps you get on your Castle Card, 1 for each $20 you spend on RPG books, 1 for each 10 cans of food you bring in for the food pantry.
Play Pathfinder Society events at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ($5 entry fee).
Play D&D 3.5 at 2 p.m.
Play Castles & Crusades at 6 p.m.
Meet the Little Egypt Ghost Society from noon-2.
Meet Sarah Ekstrand, winner of the Superman Celebration costume contest from 4:30 to 6:30.
Local Artist Matt Miller will draw sketch cards for a donation to Southern Illinois Autism Society and full character portraits for $20.
In case you would like to know what to look for when trying to ID fake Magic cards, which are sadly becoming a bit more common, the Quiet Speculation website has a pretty good rundown on tipoffs.