Archive for August, 2011

New Kid in Town

While tooling around town Tuesday, I almost gave myself whiplash when I saw a sign on the overhang that read “Comic Shop” at the strip mall on North Valley Parkway and West Main.  Couldn’t it be a left over relic from Bulldog!  Could it?  So I had to check it out.

Lo and behold, we have a new comics and games store here in Lewisville, only an storefront or two across from the last one that disappeared last year.  Black 7 Comics is a nice storefront.  It’s clean, well lit and well stocked, especially when it comes to comics.  Terry Black, the owner manager, really knows his stuff.  We chatted a bit about gaming and game support – I’m not really into comics that much these days, aside from a select few titles.  As far as RPG selection goes, I wouldn’t call it robust.  They carry the obligatory DnD 4e and Pathfinder lines, as well as a few other odds and ends.  Lots of boardgames, CCGs, TCGs, and deck building games though.  Apparently Yugi-oh is having a renaissance.  Who knew?!

Perhaps most importantly, his dice counter was VERY well stocked.

With so much gaming going on at the Lewisville Public Library, it’s great to have a store so conveniently located.  It’s really hard to tell the parent of a teen who has just gotten his or her first taste of table top roleplaying that they have to drive all the way to Plano, Denton, or Grapevine to visit a real game store (don’t get me wrong, I like Boomerang as much as the next guy, but their RPG selection is pretty sparse).

So here’s wishing Terry the best of luck.  Do your part to keep his shop running: drop in and by a set of dice, a booster of magic cards, or the latest issue of Spiderman.  I’m hoping we can do some cross promotional stuff with him in the future.

Black 7 Comics
1110 West Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75067
UPDATE: Looks like Black 7 Comics has posted an online coupon.  If you’re planning a visit, take a moment to bring this along. (Thanks to James Pickering for the tip!)


Freehold of the Whisperwood

Join us Monday, August 24 for Freehold of the Whisperwood. 6:00 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.

Freehold of the Whisperwood is reserved for adults, age 17 and above.  It is a sanctioned Pathfinder Society event.  Seating is limited. Please RSVP on the Facebook event page if you plan to attend.

Rhül: Conquest of the New World

Rhül: Conquest of the New WorldJoin us Monday, August 22 for Rhül: Conquest of the New World. 6:00 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.

Rhül: Conquest of the New World is reserved for teens, ages 12 to 17.

Bright Lights, Dark City

Explore the Dark Side of the City of Lights

When I told our friends at Triple Ace Games that we were going to use All for One: Regime Diabolique for our next library rolelplaying game, they loved it!  So much so that they really want to give one of you a copy of their newest hardcover book for the game, Paris Gothique.  This book explores the dark side of Paris in 1636, the primary setting for All for One.

And so, on August 29th, we will be hosting a special contest.  We want every one of you to create a person, place, or thing that can be found in the 1636 Paris.  Whether it is a famous swordmaker known throughout Europe for his fabulous blades, a villanous secret society that plots against the throne, or a safehouse where all manner of secrets can be exchanged, we want you to create the Paris of our game.  Everything you create (within reason) will go into the setting, and will be a person your characters may encounter (and perhaps even make a contact or patron of) or a place or landmark they can visit.

From all of your entries, we will choose three winners.  The grand prize  winner will receive an autographed copy of Paris Gothique.

The entire August 29th game session will be devoted to creating your entry.  It must be at least one paragraph and must fit the setting.  You can collaborate on ideas as a group, but no “group entries” will be accepted (we only get one copy of the book, after all).  All entries are due at the end of the game that night.

Download Contest Rules Document

Download Example Entries

Download Quick Name Reference