October 2011 Newsletter

New RPG Section, Pre-Order List & MMP Games

Many of you might have noticed a new category – Role-Playing Games. We’ve recently introduced this new category and have entered 4 different systems at the moment. If there’s a system you’d like to see us carry more of (other than D&D which we are not able to stock); please do let us know. In the meantime, expect that we will be stocking the full line of books for all these systems in the near future.

We have also launched the Pre-Order Release Date List on the site. We will attempt to keep it up to date as we learn of changes in release dates from our distributors or customers. Let us know if you see any errors, it’s an on-going project that will improve and become more encompassing.

Finally, after much back and forth; we finally opened up a channel of communication to Multi-Man Publishin Games and will be able to stock and sell their games regularly from now on.

Guest Bloggers & Conventions

We have now spent over a month rotating our guest bloggers and their reviews on the site – let us know what you thought of their writing and if it’s something that you have found value in. You can find the reviews here. We and the guest bloggers look forward to your feedback.

Lastly, we just finished a great convention with VCon and will have a Con report up in the coming few weeks. As always, we had a great time and Alison helped run an on-going gaming table at the convention throughout the weekend. The next convention we will be at is Bottoscon (a local wargaming convention) on November 4 – 6, 2011 and we have sponsored both Fallcon in Calgary and the just finished Tooncon in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Upcoming Games

The Twilight Struggle reprint is hopefully arriving this mid-October. In addition, the much awaited Pandemic, Game of Thrones board game and the War of the Ring reprints will be coming out later this month. As for new games, A Few Acres of Snow is arriving soon as will the Manhattan Project.

More Pre-orders

7 thoughts on “October 2011 Newsletter”

  1. I was just wondering what the reasons is behind why you aren’t able to carry the D&D RPG.

  2. VCON was a lot of fun. I spent nearly $200 with you guys (including snagging the copy of the pandemic expansion).

    BTW, the link “More Pre-orders” on the bottom doesn’t go anywhere.

  3. Well, that sucks. In this day and age it seems a bit short sighted of them too… but then it’s probably a policy handed down from the suits at Hasbro.

  4. With regards to D&D, I find that very odd! Amazon doesn’t have a physical store, but they have D&D stuff.

    Now, in terms of trying to understand the policy, it seems to me to be something that would reflect the desire for locations to have D&D Encounters running there. But that’s just speculation on my part.

    1. It’s the old saw of how brick & mortar stores help grow the hobby by having a physical location and thus (hopefully); running events and providing a community space.

      As for Amazon – well, yes. They’re Amazon. And Wal-Mart. And Chapters. And…

      There really isn’t an actual policy here beyond ‘what makes us most money we think’ and exceptions will be made for the big-boys because, well, they’re the big-boys. Whether or not the policy; as a whole; makes sense has not been evaluated on any statistical / scientific level because; frankly, no one has any actual numbers. So, it’s all arbitrary.

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