A lazy Sunday at Big Robot Games? Those things don’t exist… We’re busy playing games, painting minis, inventorying & sorting new MtG Avacyn Restored cards!
We caught the midnight showing of the Avengers last night. I won’t get spoily on you, because I hate them myself, but I will leave you a few tidbits:
1) The Hulk totally steals every scene he’s in. Mark Ruffalo nails it as Banner.
2) There are TWO easter eggs in the credits, not just one. Stay until the lights come on. One is a big deal, the other is just hilarious.
3) The movie rocked. People stood up and cheered a few times. (Ok, it was mostly me, but seriously… GREAT movie.)
4) Yes, there are some comic relief scenes, but they are (IMO) well timed and not overdone.
The one I saw was in 3D, and it was “Avatar style” (meaning they were going for depth of field, rather than cheesy in your face stuff.) Was it absolutely worth the extra money? Probably not, but the 3D trailers before it were pretty sweet. (Trailers: Prometheus, Spider-Man, Batman, other crap. YMMV)
Joss Whedon ala Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Uncanny X-Men (comic book), etc has produced an EPIC movie (and not in the geek slang way… but in the true sense of scale.) This is a story that would have potentially played out over a year or more in the comics, across multiple titles.
Go see it. Go with your friends. If you don’t have any friends, sit near a group. The fan and audience reactions enhance the overall experience.
You’ve been so patient, really…
The 2nd print run of Super Dungeon Explore is confirmed for arrival in the US, and will be ready to ship by June 14. Also, this set actually has a few extra bits, nicer cards and (wait for it…) detailed assembly instructions.
Now taking preorders.
We’re having a Rainy Thursday 900 Super Sale today!!
Because it’s raining… no.
Because it’s Thursday… no.
Because we hit 900 likes on Facebook… YES!
Honestly, the others were probably good enough reasons too, but we’ll have our next big sale when we hit 1000 likes.
Can you tell we’re pretty excited about this weekend’s Magic the Gathering: Avacyn Restored 3X Pre-Release event?
Here’s some of the swag we’re giving away: 20+ playmats, 8 double deckboxes, 5 planeswalker decks, 2 gaming cases and a whole lot of boosters!
Quorra’s Cosplay is a good friend of Big Robot Games and could use some help right now. If you have a few bucks to spare (every little bit helps) please take a moment to visit the Eff Cancer link above. If you prefer not to do it online, we’re also donating all of our tips for a week, so come by the shop and throw a couple bucks in.
Just received confirmation from Wizards of the Coast. Big Robot Games is an Advanced Level Store now. #MuchRejoicing #MyBrainIsExploding