Robocop 2014 set to fail?

Robocop 2014 is the most highly anticipated failure of the season! Guess who’s totally psyched to write about it. *Points two thumbs* That’s right, this Houndd! Continue reading Robocop 2014 set to fail?


Geek Conventions and their Dirty Secrets

I attended Dark Con in January and was surprised to see so many gaming tables not being utilized to their fullest potential. Then it dawned on me, maybe the average Joe isn’t aware of the greatness that’s out here? Perhaps the lure of people dressed as Steampunk cowboys or Anime superheros isn’t your thing? Maybe you think a whole convention devoted to zombie dinosaurs is just to “nerdy” for you.

Well,  you’ve been kept in the dark about the secret happening at these conventions all your life.
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Empire Games Review

Empire Games
1766 S. Greenfield Road. Suite 102. Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 813-1525
Store Hours:
M-Sa: 11am – 12am
Su: 11am – 9pm

First Impression: 

This store is big and open, which I love. It also has plenty of space for gaming and tons of tables for miniature gaming. Truly, my heart was hoping that this was the store for me! However, as I hung around I realized, although this was an amazing store, it was not my crowd. The people here were friendly but none seemed interested in playing my board game and they remained standoffish with me. If miniatures are your game of choice then this store is probably for you.

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Tiny Epic Kingdoms!

Tiny Epic Kingdoms is the the pocket sized game that plays like a big box Euro game.

The very idea of this pretty much blew my mind as I envisioned strategic brawls taking place at the local watering hole. That’s right, I play games at local bar and not having to lug in a gigantic box of nerdgasm to a neutral social setting was highly appealing to me.  Also, I was intrigued by the game play and the quality of the game pieces that were packed into such a tiny box. After all, the base price of this game is only $16.

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Born of the Gods Pre-release

Magic the Gathering’s Born of the Gods Pre-release is this week and with the new Theros expansion comes a few new games mechanics.

Inspire – A creature’s inspired ability triggers every time the creature becomes untapped. That’s normally at the start of your turn, but an inspired ability triggers no matter how or when the creature untaps. If multiple inspired abilities you control go on the stack at the same time, you get to decide in what order to put them on the stack. (The last one you add to the stack will resolve first, as usual.)

Tribute – A creature with a tribute ability offers your opponent a choice as the card enters the battlefield. You choose an opponent and that opponent decides whether to “pay tribute” by having the card enter the battlefield with two +x/+x counters on it. If he or she does, then that’s it—you’ve got a bigger Monster. If he or she decides not to pay tribute, then the card enters-the-battlefield and it’s ability triggered instead. Either way, it’s good for you.

Heroic – A heroic ability triggers whenever you cast any spell that targets the heroic creature, including a spell that also targets another creature. If a spell targets multiple creatures with heroic abilities, all of them trigger. Activated abilities, such as equip, do not cause heroic abilities to trigger, nor do triggered abilities. An instant or sorcery spell has a target if it includes the word “target” in its rules text. Each Aura spell also has a target, indicated by its enchant ability. Creature spells and other permanent spells (except for Auras) never have targets. A heroic ability triggers only when the creature’s controller casts a spell that targets it, not when any other player does

I’ve also list the stores in the East Valley that have planned events. All the events listed below are scheduled for February 1st and 2nd. Keep in mind these events are with sealed decks so remember to arrive ahead of time for deck building.

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In Glory we Trust