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Making Sense of Marvel Comics’ Legacy Issue Numbering

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Store News

      Last month, the entire Marvel Comics line of books did a relaunch …of a sorts. The relaunch was dubbed, Marvel Legacy and introduced one very noticeable change. Marvel makes arguably the best super-hero movies, and they dominate the movie theaters. But their domination of the comic shelves is less assured: Marvel Legacy has barely registered on peoples’ radars in the way that Marvel’s movies do. Had the Marvel Legacy relaunch happened at any other time, it likely would have been a huge deal. As always, to understand why requires some context. September 2011 – DC: The New 52: a story line called Flashpoint story ends the entire DC Universe and the universe is then “rebooted” …minus the last 70 years of the company’s in-story history. From the ashes, DC launches 52 new monthly comic book titles. . October 2012 – Marvel NOW!: Following the Avengers vs X-Men miniseries and cross-company event, Marvel re-brands all its covers and cancels several titles just to relaunch them. . January 2014 – All New Marvel NOW!: In the wake of Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity story line, Marvel re-brands all its covers and cancels several titles just to relaunch them. . April-May 2015 – DC Convergence: DC stops all its titles for two months and launches 40...

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What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Store News

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week. Agricola – You’re a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, you get to take actions from all the possibilities you’ll find on a farm: collecting clay, wood, or stone; building fences; and so on. You might think about having kids in order to get more work accomplished, but first you need to expand your house. And what are you going to feed all the family? Tiny Epic Galaxies – Each player controls a galactic empire, aiming to expand their influence by acquiring highly contested planets and increasing their cosmic armada. Tikal – A game of exploration within the Central American jungles in search of lost temples and the treasures within. Players send their team of explorers into the jungle, exposing more and more of the terrain. Along the way, you find temples that require further uncovering and treasures. Players attempt to score points for occupying temples and holding onto treasure. Genesis: Empires and Kingdoms of the Ancient Middle East – A game covering the turbulent Late Bronze Age in the Middle East, where kingdoms rose and fell while establishing many of the systems and ways of life that underwrite Western Civilization. Arkham...

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Game Industry News for December 8th

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Store News

Here is this week’s news stories and announcements. New Kickstarters Nemo’s War: Nautilus Upgrades Expansion + Reprint from Victory Point Games Nemo’s War is a single-player board game of underwater exploration and combat. You will search the oceans, combat vessels of all nations, brave the hazards of the seas, find mysterious treasures, behold and chronicle amazing wonders, and travel around the world in your quest for knowledge and vengeance. Capharnaum – The Roleplaying Game from Mindjammer Press A fantasy roleplaying...

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The Unlikely Return of Dice Masters!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Store News

Post by Kyle It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged about Dice Masters! Though I’m sure today’s blog title makes me sound like not much of a proponent for Dice Masters, I really am! To be honest, I’ve just rediscovered the joys of the game over the last few weeks after playing in some of the store’s events! So why such a back-handed compliment for this game that I supposedly like so much? Well, that will require some...

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Re: Season 14 – who is in?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Forum Posts

putting my team in now

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What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Store News

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week. Photosynthesis – Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don’t forget that the sun revolves around the forest. Lords of Waterdeep – Players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that which cannot be gained through trickery and negotiation must be taken...

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Games Industry News for December 1st

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Store News

Here are this week’s announcements and news stories. New Kickstarters Bushido from Grey Fox Games A 2 or 4 player card driven drafting dice rolling game of martial arts combat. Tripods & Triplanes, The War of the Worlds in Wings of Glory from Ares Games In Wings of Glory – Tripods & Triplanes, the knights of the air of WW1 battle against colossal fighting machines sent by the Martians to invade Earth. Take control of an awesome Martian Tripod,...

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