Join us for Free Comic Book Day. Every customer gets 2 free comic books (you must choose different titles. We don’t want one person scooping up 10 copies of the Secret Wars books). If you have at least 6 comic pulls with us, you get one more book for each pull. You get 1 book for Preferred Customer Status, 1 for each two comics you buy off the rack, 2 if you come in costume, 2 for each graphic novel, 1 for each 5 cans of usable food, and 1 for each stamp you earn on your Castle Cards. Buy at least $10 worth of art from Capybara Ink and get another free comic.
Listen to superhero theme remixes by Chicago’s DJ Ghost Head. Meet award winning cosplayer Sarah Exstrand, the Southern Illinois Roller Girls and Southern Illinois Steampunk Society from noon to four. Artist Matt Miller of Capybara Ink. will draw sketches from 2 to 6 p.m. Pet a rescue dog from the Humane Society of Jackson County from noon to 4. 5% of today’s sales will benefit the HSJC.
We have had a number of people asking us about pre-ordering Modern Masters 2 for Magic the Gathering and we finally received our allocations. We have 30 displays available for sale for $240 for the first display and $10 more for each additional display. Sorry, no mail orders, unless you are a Preferred Customer. That means you must come into the store and pre-pay for your display before we will put one on hold for you. We are accepting pre-payments now.
We will host 2 Game Days for the new Dragons of Tarkir set this weekend April 18 and 19, one at 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Format is Standard and cost is $5. All players get a promo card with a separate promo for top 8 and a playmat for the winner. In addition, each round won will earn you one pack of Dragons of Tarkir and a roll upon the Dragonfury board for a chance to win additional promos.
If, by some chance, you are looking for display cases, we are replacing ours and have 3 6′ cases and 1 4′ case available. $50 each or all 4 for $150. Must pick up at the store. Come by during business hours to see them but likely a good idea first to call and see if we still have them.
If you have time between the pre-releases, Carbondale’s annual gaming convention, CarbonCon takes place tomorrow and Sunday. With lots of Pathfinder Society, a cosplay contest and a Cards Against Humanity tournament, you should find something to play.
The first pre-release session for Dragons of Tarkir starts Saturday morning at 12:01 a.m. We will open at 10 a.m. on Friday as usual and close when the pre-release ends, typically around 4 a.m. Though it is too late to score the $5 savings for registering early, if you register and pay by 9 p.m Friday night, you can still pick your clan, though Oujtai is spoken for.