Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Stuff at the Store

It's going to get insanely busy later in the week (I predict), so here's the schedule of releases for this week. Gencon begins today, so it's mostly about the early role-playing game releases.

Board Games
  • Sector 41. A "nice puzzle game."

    The board is a grid of 81 randomly placed tiles that are revealed as the Explorers search for the Glynium. Explorers can intercept each other and the Mother Ships can Fold Space to alter the configuration of the board.

  • Martian Rails. A crayon style train game.
Martian Rails is a railroad building game set on a fictional planet Mars. Simultaneously, the game allows a world of canals and noble savages, a cold high altitude desert globe, a nearly airless planet, terraforming, nanotech cyberpunk and everything in between from 100+ years of science fiction stories set on Mars.

Collectible Card Games
  • Magic 2010 Restock. Two cases will be arriving today, which should hold us over. There will be continued shortages as Wizards of the Coast is allocating the next wave of booster boxes and already taking orders on the third wave. It's a sad state of affairs, but I think our troubles with this are over. Also, Fat Packs are gone forever but intro packs are still plentiful.
  • Naruto Emerging Alliance. This set completely sold out over the weekend and is no longer available. However, we have 3 boxes coming from a couple of retailers who are helping us out. They will likely arrive early next week. You can put some of the blame on this with Bandai, who has decided to underprint their sets.
  • Infinity restock due today
  • Hasslefree Miniatures: Kat, adventuress, Kitty, female adventurer with backpack & twin pistols, Oko, female Ninjitsu adept, Harem Girl, Villagers - Minstrel.
  • Games Workshop (Friday): 40K Planetary Empires, Citadel Water Pot, Citadel Palette, Battlescape.
  • Flames of War (Friday): Mid War Monsters: T-14 Assault Tank (x3), Panzer I F Light Tank (x4), Semovente 75/34 Self-propelled, T-43 Medium Tank (x5).

Role-Playing Games
  • Knights of the Dinner Table #153: It's on like Donkey Kong.
  • Battletech: Strategic Operations
  • Battletech: Jihad Hot Spots: 3076
  • Shadowrun: Dusk Dawn of the Artifacts (in today, was delayed)
  • Traveller: Book 6: Scoundrels
  • Pathfinder RPG (Due Thursday, limited quantities due to Paizo under-printing, so be sure to pre-order)
  • Western City RPG (Sold out, due back in Thursday)
  • RIFTS Fleets of the Three Galaxies (MIA)
  • D&D is due next Tuesday (Adventurer's Vault 2, Revenge of the Giants, PHB 2 Power Cards)
  • Shadowrun: 20th Anniversary Edition. Full color, re-presented and fully compatible with 4th edition. This will be the new core rulebook for 4E:
To make this the ultimate core rulebook resource for the entire Shadowrun game line, a 22 page Master Index has been generated and included, covering the 20th Anniversary Edition, as well as the following core rules expansions: Arsenal, Augmentation, Runner’s Companion, Street Magic, and Unwired.