Free Comic Book Day 2014 – Saturday May 3rd at Jetpack Comics in Rochester!

Free Comic Book Day 2014 – Saturday May 3rd at Jetpack Comics in Rochester!

THE ROCHESTER, NH FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FESTIVAL 2014 FCBD IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY MAY 3RD 10 – 4 PM From Jetpack Comics FCBD Page – “Be a part of New England’s biggest Free Comic Book Day event: The Rochester, NH Free Comic Book Day Festival! As always, you can get dozens of Free Comic Books, and it takes place all over Rochester. Last year’s Free Comic Book Day in Rochester attracted nearly 5,000 people, and this year it will be bigger and better!”   This Saturday May 3rd, 2014  is Free Comic Book Day, and if you are on the Seacoast, the place to be is Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH. With tons of great vendors and an amazing list of special guests, this is an annual event not to be missed. Where else in one day can you do the following: Meet the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Get your photo taken with the best paranormal investigators and eliminators around – The Ghostbusters! Walk away with more free comics and swag than you can carry. Buy exclusive things from the vendors. Enjoy some good food and quality family time. Be surrounded by like-minded awesome comic enthusiasts. And MORE! Kali and I will be part of the merry band of Ghostbusters protecting YOU and all he visitors of FCBD from anything that goes bump in the night. If you see us please say hello and pick up an honorary Ghostbuster Sticker, some Ghostbuster Comics, and get our autographs on our personalized Ghostbuster trading cards! Please tag all photos with us with the following hashtags – #baystateghostbusters and or #ghostbusters...
Reviews in a Nutshell: Rampage

Reviews in a Nutshell: Rampage

Rampage By Asmodee Designed by Antoine Bauza & Ludovic Maublanc – Art by Pierô Gameplay For one to four players, Rampage is a great dexterity game of monster destruction. Each player takes on the role of a hungry giant monster who wants to destroy Meeple City, beat up other monsters, and chow down on as many meeples as possible to satisfy their grumbling stomaches. The game begins with players putting together Meeple City by constructing buildings out of meeples and cardboard floors. Once this a done, each player picks their monster and takes four teeth along with the corresponding paw disc, monster body, and player shield. For the last part of the setup, each player receives 3 cards: a character (special goal for bonus points), a power (something awesome that your monster can do), and a super secret power (an epic ONE use power.) Each player takes their paw disc and monster body and places them in one of the corners of the board. Then the rampaging begins! On your turn you can perform two actions from the following choices: Move: Your monster can move by flicking your paw disc around the board. Your monster moves to where the disc lands. Demolish: If you are touching the sidewalk of a building you can try to smash it down! Take your monster’s body token and, with a straight arm, hold it above the board and drop it on the building. But be careful; if you don’t land on the building you lose a tooth! Toss a Vehicle: If there is a vehicle in your neighborhood, you can place it on top of your monster’s body token and then...
Reviews in a Nutshell: Castle Panic

Reviews in a Nutshell: Castle Panic

Castle Panic By Fireside Games Designed by Justin De Witt with Art by Justin De Witt Gameplay For one to six players, Castle Panic takes roughly sixty minutes to play. It is a cooperative fantasy board game. An oncoming horde of goblins, orcs, and trolls advance from the forest, intent on destroying the castle in the center of a clearing. The players work together to defeat the monsters as they attack the castle from all sides by deploying swordsmen, knights, and archers. Strategy changes from one turn to the next, so the players must have clear communication to win. Planning ahead and trading cards for a future turn may help to make sure that a monster is slain before it reaches the castle walls, but luck and chance can affect any semblance of a plan very quickly. There is the possibility that a plague could wipe out all the knights. Maybe each monster feels suddenly compelled to move an extra step forward. Perhaps a boulder comes along, demolishing everything in its path. These random events could drastically hinder any strategy; forcing the group to reevaluate and change tactics. Of course, the random events could also end up working in the favor of the players. That is the beauty of a luck aspect in a board game. The board has different colored and numbered zones. Each type of troop targets an area within these zones; swordsmen closest to the castle walls, knights in the middle, and archers farthest away from the castle. Cards other than troops (such as “Barbarian” and “Nice Shot”) add to the variety of strategies available, making it possible to have a...
Session Report: International Tabletop Day at Langdon Library – April 5th, 2014

Session Report: International Tabletop Day at Langdon Library – April 5th, 2014

In celebration of International Tabletop Day and the opening weekend of the Langdon Public Library’s new 4,000 square foot addition, Kali and I hosted a day of gaming while surrounded by books. We had 15 people come and go on this day full of great games, food, and fun. Thanks to the Langdon Library for hosting us and we look forward to many more great community gaming events in the shiny new space! Here is a list of the games we played: Resistance Avalon   Dread Curse Castle Panic Rampage One Night Ultimate Werewolf One Night Ultimate Werewolf —————————— Keep an eye out on our blog for more community gaming events, game reviews, and gaming news. Thanks to everyone who joined us! Share...