What: MtG Commander Tournament When: 8/30/15 1pm-4pm Where: Pie by the Pound (124 4th Ave between 12th and 13th St.) Entry Fee: $7 Grand Prize: MtG Origins Booster Box
Hey- wanna come play MtG in a friendly yet competitive tournament? Yeah? Well you should sign up for the one we’re sponsoring on Sunday the 30th!
Hosted by our friends at Pie by the Pound (a terrific thin crust pizza shop serving wine and beer that’s conveniently located around the corner from FP) this tournament will require Commander decks to play and will run on a points award system rather than single elimination. Everyone gets a few shots at the prize. What’s more, Pie is offering 10% off all food for participants for the duration of the event.
*Forbidden Planet’s DAILY DEALS are updated every morning. Prices are valid in-store til the shop concludes its business day (10pm or 12am, depending on the day) and online for roughly 24 hours. Prices are valid while in-stock supply lasts.
Journey Into Nyx, the newest Magic the Gathering set, went on sale at Forbidden Planet NYC this morning! Booster boxes (discounted throughout the set’s opening weekend), fat packs, intro decks and single booster packs are all available.
So far, Theros has been an amazing Magic: The Gathering block, with killer mechanics like Devotion, Bestow and Heroic- and with all the spoilers released for next week, it looks as if Born of the Gods will be even better!
With improved Bestow mechanics, more heroic cards, and all-new mechanics like Inspired and Tribute, Born of the Gods is going to offer even more ways to make your creatures and enchantments work for you. And the gods of the Theros plane are getting even more impressive- Ephara, Phenax, Mogis, and even our favorite reveling satyr/planeswalker Xenagos allow us multi-color devotion decks with a whole range of destructive (and winning) mechanics.
Born of the Gods comes out on Friday, Feb 7th, 2014. We’ll have plenty of cards and supplies for you to pick up, from booster packs to fat packs to full booster boxes!
(and if you haven’t picked up any Theros, we’ve got decks, booster packs, and supplies for you too! just check over in the gaming department!)
The full list of Theros merch we have in stock can be found here. ALSO, if you’re coming by the shop this weekend (especially you drafters) we’re offering 3 packs of M14 core set boosters for the price of two. That’s otherwise known as “buy one get one FREE.”
M14 hits the shelves tomorrow. Here’s a complete list of Core Set 2014 related stuff available from Forbidden Planet NYC.
ALSO!!! From Friday 7/19 through Sunday 7/21 Forbidden Planet is selling booster boxes for a measly $89.99 (that’s ten bucks off our regular price) and Fat Packs for $34.99 ($5 off) in-store and online.
Magic the Gathering’s new set, Dragon’s Maze, releases today. Let’s check it out:
The plane of Ravnica is home to ten ancient two-color guilds. Return to Ravnica showed off five of those guilds: the white-blue Azorius, the blue-red Izzet, the black-red Rakdos, the black-green Golgari, and the green-white Selesnya. Gatecrash featured the other five: the white-black Orzhov, the blue-black Dimir, the red-green Gruul, the red-white Boros, and the green-blue Simic. Now, for the first time, all ten guilds come together as they search for the solution to the magical enigma known as the Implicit Maze.
Dragon’s Maze features 156 black-bordered cards, including randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set. Dragon’s Maze is available in booster packs, intro packs, and fat packs.
More info on this set can be found here. We are FULLY stocked as I write this, so come on by the shop or order online while supply lasts!
These ready to play 60 card decks showcase some of the best cards in Magic history. Together the Sorin vs Tibalt Duel Decks have ten rare cards and seven cards with new art, including two foil alternative-art versions of mythic rare Planeswalkers Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded.
– 2 ready to play 60 card decks
– 2 deck boxe-2 creature tokens
– A strategy insert
– A Magic ‘learn to play’ guide
HUMONGOUS weekend coming up for the good and geeky. A little movie called The Avengers hits American screens tomorrow, Free Comic Book Day is Saturday the 5th, and all weekend long gamers will be feverishly ripping open packs of Magic the Gathering packs in the hope of pulling a Terminus or a Temporal Mastery.
The Magic packs they’ll be opening will, of course, be Avacyn Restored, releasing here at Forbidden Planet NYC tomorrow at 10a.m. Fat packs, intro decks, booster packs, playmats… a veritible smorgasbord of Avacyn product will be available, the full list of which you can see here.
And as a special thank you to our in-store MTG customers we’re offering Avacyn Restored booster boxes at $5 off our regular price the entire weekend.
New to Forbidden Planet NYC, it’s Locke & Key… The Game!!! A self-contained card game in the fashion of Lunch Money, or Zombie!!!, this is already a hot item at the shop, and is a uniquely cool collectible/entertainment experience in its own right.
Competition and cooperation meet in this card game that dares you to overcome the supernatural challenges of Keyhouse. You and your fellow players will face these horrors together, but who will be by your side when the dust settles? On this journey, you’ll make decisions on when and where to help your fellow players, but your resources are not endless. Through careful management of your cards, you can help the family overcome challenges, and you’ll be rewarded for the assistance . . . sometimes.
Based on the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series from acclaimed suspense author Joe Hill and Eisner-nominated artist Gabriel Rodriguez.
Collect wondrous keys to open up new and exciting gameplay options. Create powerful combinations by mixing and matching cards to unlock new winning strategies. Band together or fend for yourself to face the unpredictable mental, physical, and otherworldly challenges waiting for you in Keyhouse.
Hey there FPNYC faithful, were you aware that Forbidden Planet has a small, yet awesome gaming section? Not of the video game variety (like there’s a shortage of Gamestops in Manhattan), but TCGs like Magic:The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh & Pokemon? Try as I might, I could could really never get into them, mostly because I was terrible at them, and a severe lack of interest in the subject matter, Pokemon excluded. However as you’re all well aware by now, super-heroes are my jam, and if you make a game involving them, I’ll care to some extent. Enter: Heroclix, a highly addicting game using minatures instead of cards, based on some huge nerd properties relevant to my interest, as well as some of your’s too (unless you’re just here for Loran’s robot articles)!
Topps (yes the baseball card people) originally held the license for Heroclix, but after a few years, gave it up. NECA (of Video Game Selects fame) under the Wizkid label they bought from Topps, gave the line a 2nd chance on the market and the expansion waves they’ve put out since have been best-seller for the company. NECA is one of the few companies that holds both the Marvel AND DC license, so both universes are compatible for play, meaning you can have the World’s Finest team of Batman and Superman fight Spider-Man and Thor, or make a powerful team consisting of the JLA and Deadpool. Continue reading →
Okay, some good news this week for all of the squealing fan girls out there. As you might already know, we got the Hetalia Axis Powers anime in stock a couple weeks ago. Now you will be super thrilled to learn that now the manga is here. The book by Himaruya Hidekaz and brought to us by TokyoPop finally makes its debut in the states. This is one of those titles that you people have been begging me for way before they had plans to release them. I’m taking a second to remind people that just because it exists in Japan already, and you are watching or reading it online, does NOT mean that it is available in English (or for that matter, caught up with what you’ve been seeing in Japan). Seriously. But I digress.
Back to Hetalia. These hilarious 4-panel comic strips in which the world’s powers take on ridiculous stereotypes have finally made their English-language debut! During World War 1, gruff Germany finds Italy hiding in a wooden box of tomatoes. Germany takes Italy as prisoner, but instead of war-like interrogation, Italy becomes more of the nuisance and unwanted guest. World War I quickly comes to an end, but World War II is right on its heels! This time, Italy tries his best to become friends with Germany. They soon befriend Japan, and the three of them form the Axis Powers. Meanwhile, America, who loves heroism and hamburgers, tries to form a treaty, as Great Britain reminisces about when America was his loving child! World War Two was never this funny! Continue reading →