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GamersCircle Comics Closed October 25th for Charity Event

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I’m on a mission to save kids and I need your help. My local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital [UC Davis Children’s Hospital] treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few. On October 25, 2014, I’ll be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG’s! It’s my sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my hospital.

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As a member of the Google Plus Extra-Life team,  we are joining the Extra Life gaming campaign where thousands of donors [like you] donate to gamers [like us] for their crazy, quirky, and down-right goofy gaming exploits during a 24 hour gaming marathon designed to raise funds and promote awareness for children across the country suffering from diseases like: Cancer, cystic fibrosis, or leukemia.  Last year, this team saddled up as super heroes, adventurers, and hobgoblins to fight evil, save princesses, and help kids in need.  We were a part of a $4,000,000 fundraising effort that saw involvement from gaming tycoons like Blizzard and Electronic Arts.

This year, we hope to do it bigger: More castles, more knee seeking arrows, and more Mountain Dew fueled insanity!  But we need your help.  Whether you’re dragon-born or not – you can help by pledging with us against the ills suffered by children throughout the world.  Every dollar goes towards a hospital that serves children in need, and every donation is tax deductible.

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Thanks, Andy 

‘Pathfinder Unchained’

New Hardcover Will Break the Rules

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Paizo Publishing will release Pathfinder Unchained, a 256-page hardcover of optional rules that change some of the fundamentals of the Pathfinder RPG, in April 2015.  Among the optional rules will be redesigned barbarian, monk, rogue, and summoner classes; a new action economy; new ways of designing monsters and treasure on the fly; a new resource pool for martial characters; and a new system for modifying spells with powerful spell components.

Players can pick and choose the systems they want to change in their game, from minimal changes to a new play experience.

Fantasy Flight’s GW Schedule

Fantasy Flight Games has announced its initial releases in the roleplaying games that it has taken over from Games Workshop’s Black Industries and in the UFS collectible card games acquired from Games Workshop subsidiary Sabertooth Games.

For Dark Heresy, which is the RPG based on Warhammer 40K, Fantasy Flight has a revised reprint of the Dark Heresy Core Rulebook ($59.95) coming this summer along with the Dark Heresy Gamemasters Toolkit ($19.95), and in late summer Disciples of the Dark Gods ($44.95).

Sad day for D&D players..

I normally do not print the ‘sad’ stuff, but D&D and AD&D was a pretty big part of my teenage years.

The Associated Press is reporting that Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of Dungeons & Dragons, is dead today at age 69. He had been suffering ill health for several years, according to his wife.

Dungeons and Dragons birthed the idea of the modern RPG as we know it — conventions such as hit points, character classes, leveling and countless others were shaped by his pen and paper game.

36 Days, Dawn of the Dead & Thor

Today is the 36th day that GamersCircle Comics opened it’s door and started to bring back pop culture to the fine folks of Folsom, CA and the surrounding areas.  It is just the best feeling to hear those that had been readers and collectors start up (after either slowing or just halting their pulp readings since there was no place close) again, due to the fact that there is now a local comic book store.

I just love hearing the ‘inner’ geek coming out in so many different people and from such a wide variety of age groups too.  (awesome!)

It just isn’t the comic book folks either, there is a steady stream of RPG’ers , Magic the Gathering players, D&D Mini Players,  Yugioh players and more.

Am I tried after working 7 days straight for the last 36 days?  Nope , in fact I am having so much fun.  Don’t get me wrong, there are those things that I wish I didn’t have to do, but since this is my business, no one else is going to do it for me, so that leaves pretty much me. 🙂  However; the fun factor far out weighs the work factor.

Yes, there is the occasional issue with the flipping POS software or running out of pennies , but those are the pains one will have to deal with when running an retail business.

Speaking of Magic the Gathering – I have gotten back into this trading card game.  I mean it has only been 16 years since I stopped playing when it was in Alpha.  After watching the local group of MTG’ers play and saw just how fun it still is.  I threw down some of my hard earned dollars and built a ‘Sliver’ deck , but I think I am having a little more fun with my ‘Dawn of the Dead’ (mainly zombies and undead)  deck.

Oh yeah!  Thor #3 – holy Christ!