Monthly Archives: October 2015

Comic Con – reminder we will be closed

by January 15, 2016

Reminder to everyone that we will close at 7 pm Thursday Oct 29 and be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Comic Con. We will reopen for regular hours at 11 am on Wednesday Nov 4th.

Please come by the booth if you are at comic con for special deals, no taxes and other cool surprises. We will be located directly across from Guest Alley on the third floor.

November Calendar of Events

by January 15, 2016

Calendar of Events for November
Weekly:
Wednesday 12-3pm Midday Magic
Wednesday 4pm – UFS casual play
Wednesday 6pm – D&D Encounters
Thursday 12-3pm – Midday Magic
Thursday 6:00pm – Pathfinder Society
Thursday 6:30pm – Standard $6 entry Fee
Thursday 7pm – Lady Planeswalker Society
Thursday 7pm – Draft $20.00 Entry Fee (1.5 packs of prizing per entrant)
Friday 12-3pm Midday Magic
Friday 6pm – Friday Night Shenanigans (open board gaming)
Friday 6:30pm – FNM Sealed – $34.50 entry fee
Friday 7:30pm – FNM Commander 1st flight for Competitive* and Casual $6 entry fee
Friday 9:30pm – FNM Commander 2nd flight Casual $6 Entry fee
Saturday 12pm – MTG Draft – this occurs weekly unless preempted by bigger magic event eg prerelease, PPTQ, GPT
Sunday 11am – D&D Expeditions – Seating is on a first come first serve basis with table caps set by the DM for each table
*See http://amusengames.ca/fnmjuly15update/ for details on Competitive commander

Monthly:
Sunday November 1 – Closed for comic con – we apologize for any inconvenience please stop by and say hello if you are at the convention 🙂
Saturday Nov 7 – 3pm Dice Masters Rainbow Draft
Saturday and Sunday November 7th and 8th – Premium D&D 5th ed $30 entry fee 11am-8pm both days. This event is now full! If you missed out, but would like us to run it again, please let us know!
Sunday November 8 – Imperial Assault Skirmish 1pm, $6 entry fee.
Wednesday Nov 11 – we will open at 1pm in honour of Remembrance day
Friday Nov 13- Sunday Nov 15 – store is open and we will also have a booth at JIMCON 5 – we will have coupons and show specials come say hi!
Saturday Nov 14 – Creating for Comics with GMB Chomichuk – https://www.facebook.com/events/964612506910316/ for full details
Saturday Nov 14 – Wacky DRAFT at noon
Saturday Nov 21 – Doomtown reloaded at high noon
Saturday Nov 21 – Netrunner tournament at 1pm $6
Saturday Nov 21 – 2pm 431 B.C. Demo – on kickstarter during Nov locally designed game
Saturday Nov 21 –  3pm Dicemasters Rainbow Draft
Sunday Nov 22 – 1pm X-Wing Tournament $6 entry fee
Saturday Nov 28 – 1pm Conquest $6 entry fee
Sunday Nov 29 – Armada – reg at 11am, start at 11:30 am, $6 entry fee
Sunday Nov 29 – Free Family Games Day from noon-6pm
Monday Nov 30 – Christmas Hours start – we will be open 11-7 on Mondays and Tuesday until Christmas – Happy Holidays!!!

The Mana Dork – Hidden Gems 1 by Jesse Mackenzie

by January 15, 2016

The Mana Dork

THE MANA DORK—Hidden Gems 1: Scrying, Politics, and Extra Turns for Two Mana

Since coming back to the game in February after a long absence, I’ve done a lot of catching up.

I missed everything from Betrayers of Kamigawa through to Fate Reforged (with a spate of buying Deck Builder’s Toolkits back when Rise of the Eldrazi was a thing), so in the past few months, I’ve delved through Gatherer and MagicCards.info hundreds of times, searching for just that perfect card for my latest Commander deck.

And I found a few. And I thought I should share them with you.

This will be a very occasional feature here on the Mana Dork; I can’t guarantee I’m going to find five truly hidden gems a month or what-have-you, so when I’ve got enough, I’ll talk about them here.

Good? Good. Let’s get to it!
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New and Back in Stock Oct 9/15

by January 15, 2016

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New In Stock:
A Game of Thrones 2nd Ed. LCG
Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
Ghost Stories
Munchkin the Nightmare before Christmas
Firefly: Kalidasa Expansion
Camel Up: Supercup Expansion
More Cash N’ More Guns
Smashup Munchkin
Onirim 2nd ed 

Not Pictured: Imperial Assault villain pack Hired Guns, Stormtroopers and Ally Pack Wookie Warriors

October List of Events

by October 1, 2015

Calendar of Events for October
Weekly:
Wednesday 12-3pm Midday Magic
Wednesday 4pm – UFS casual play
Wednesday 6pm – D&D Encounters
Thursday 12-3pm – Midday Magic
Thursday 6:00pm – Pathfinder Society
Thursday 6:30pm – Standard $6 entry Fee
Thursday 7pm – Lady Planeswalker Society
Thursday 7pm – Draft $20.00 Entry Fee (1.5 packs of prizing per entrant)
Friday 12-3pm Midday Magic
Friday 6pm – Friday Night Shenanigans (open board gaming)
Friday 6:30pm – FNM Sealed – $34.50 entry fee
Friday 7:30pm – FNM Commander 1st flight for Competitive* and Casual $6 entry fee
Friday 9:30pm – FNM Commander 2nd flight Casual $6 Entry fee
Saturday 12pm – MTG Draft – this occurs weekly unless preempted by bigger magic event eg prerelease, PPTQ, GPT
Sunday 11am – D&D Expeditions – Seating is on a first come first serve basis with table caps set by the DM for each table
*See http://amusengames.ca/fnmjuly15update/ for details on Competitive commander

Monthly:
Thursday Oct 1 7pm – 1 year anniversary $10 Draft – origins
Friday Oct 2 12pm and 3:30 pm – Battle for Zendikar Release day Drafts – $16.50
Saturday Oct 3 12pm and 3:30 pm – Battle for Zendikar Release day Drafts
Saturday Oct 3 1pm – Imperial Assault $6 entry fee
Saturday Oct 3 3pm – Dicemasters Rainbow Draft
Sunday Oct 4 11am reg noon start – GPT Quebec City $10 entry fee (Standard)
Sunday Oct 4 2pm – Conquest $6 Entry fee
Saturday Oct 10 11am reg 11:30 start – Armada $6 entry fee
Sunday Oct 11 noon-6pm FAMILY DAY – free open gaming
Wednesday Oct 14 5pm – Netrunner Casual play – no entry fee
Saturday Oct 17 1 pm Netrunner – tournament $6 entry fee
Saturday Oct 17 3pm – Dicemasters Rainbow Draft
Sunday Oct 18 2pm Star Wars LCG $6 Entry fee
Saturday Oct 24 Noon – Doomtown Organized play
Saturday Oct 24 noon – BFZ Standard Game day $6 entry fee
Saturday Oct 24 5pm – BFZ standard Game day flight 2 Entry fee $6
Sunday Oct 25 noon – Star Wars Xwing Epic Battle – $6 entry

Please note the store will close at 7pm on Thursday Oct 29 through Sunday November 1 for Comic Con – we apologize for any inconvenience. We  look forward to seeing you there. To the rest of our customers we will see you back at the store on Wednesday November 4th at 11am.