Thursday, September 19, 2019

Guild of Heroes Report for September

Guild of Heroes Adventures
September 2019

Summer heat holds strong in the Guild's new home of the Sundrop Isles, and its days are still full of adventure!

We are excited to see many of you for a one day Guild of Heroes School Break Camp on October 11th, DCPS parent teacher day. For more details and registration, see our event website.

After that, our next Guild of Heroes sessions will be October 27th. Both sessions are currently full, but you can sign up for the waitlists of the morning or afternoon session.

Return to Tortle Island with Joe
The adventurers returned to Tortle Island in hunt of Lord Edbert Windwood’s lost family treasure. After meeting Erp the Tortle (leader of the island), and discovering odd blue mangoes in the jungle, they made their way to the South end of the island, then to the nearby island where the Aldani live.

The Aldani initially wanted to kill the heroes but agreed to release them and tell them where the treasure was if they could defeat two fearsome monsters. After fighting the dreaded Sharktocrab and Krakcrab, the Guild recovered the family heirlooms. They were rewarded with fine silver weapons, as well as a blue mango sapling to plant at the Guild headquarters.

Farfalle's Race with Camilla
"A race, a race!" Lady Farfalle beckoned, inviting members of the Guild of Heroes for her annual fete, a destruction derby on the waves! She promised a naval artifact of great power to the victors, so we chose to accept. Experienced guildmembers Adrie Moonleaf and Akida Aaldizz led the expedition. They brought four trainees alongside, each of them hoping to prove their heroism to the guild and win membership. They included Firelord the fighter, Lockhart the cleric, Connor the Rogue, and Alexis the fighter.

After some nighttime shenanigans before the starting bell, they were off, splitting up between two ships to pursue different objectives simultaneously. One group, pursued by Ragnar Flamebeard, went north, scaled a rocky precipice covered in angry gulls and their droppings, and recovered the infinitely slippery Lugubrious Orb. The other went East, fending off a Kobold attack from the Red Scale Fleet before landing on the atoll of Quellyn, a gargantuan jeweled crab. There was a secret password only he could divulge, with the help of an entertaining joke.

Minor objectives complete, they raced back to Moon Harbor to claim points for first place, fearing a newly invented Dwarven submarine would secretly take the lead. The password was shouted down to shore as one boat's crew sprinted up the steps, securing victory and a prize: The haunted, fog-summoning bow of the Soaring Breghuiner.

Friday, September 13, 2019

What's New at Labyrinth 09/13/2019

Come in to see these new and newly restocked games!

ArtSee


ArtSee is a card drafting and set collection game in which two to five players build out their art gallery, competing to have the most aesthetically-pleasing display. During the game, you will build out the art gallery with new exhibits among the four wings of your gallery. With enough prestige, you will earn the right to display prominent works, drawing in even more visitors. In the end, the curator with the most prestigious gallery wins! 



X-Wing



Come check out these newly released X-Wing add-ons (released 09/13/2019). 



The Duke: Lord's Legacy


The Duke: Lord's Legacy is now back in stock at Labyrinth. This is the new edition that changes none of the rules from the original, The Duke,  but instead features upgraded components and art as well as the Arthurian Legends expansion and five new tiles.



Whitehall Mystery


Whitehall Mystery is now back in stock at Labyrinth. Come check out this deduction game in which one player takes on the role of Jack while the rest of the players become investigators bent on stopping his evil plans.



Crusoe Crew


In The Crusoe Crew (a.k.a. Baiam or Kuala), you embody a character in an immersive story in which your choices guide your progress. You have a character sheet akin to those used in role-playing games that tracks your possessions, your special abilities, your coins, and your victory points. In general, gameplay consists in following the comic's panels — which contain clues, riddles and traps — and making choices about where to go and what to do, while using your visual perception to collect clues and be smart enough to resolve the riddles. As in any game, you can lose — sometimes really badly!



Indie Press Revolution: RPGs



We recently received a shipment of Indie Press Revolution RPGs so come on down to see what has been restocked!



Western Legends


Western Legends is an open-world sandbox tabletop adventure for 2-6 players set in the American Wild West. Players assume the roles of historical figures of the era, earning their legendary status in a variety of ways: gamble, drive cattle, prospect for gold, rob the bank, fight bandits, pursue stories, become an outlaw, keep the peace. The possibilities are darn near endless.

Friday, September 6, 2019

What's New at Labyrinth 09/06/2019

Come into Labyrinth to check out these new and newly re-stocked games!


Machi Koro: Legacy


Revisit the same mechanics that had you fall in love with the original Machi Koro in the legacy version while admiring the new story campaign element. With all new artwork by the original artist, Nobura Hotta, Machi Koro: Legacy is as beautiful as its predecessor and sure to be as beloved. The game's campaign contains ten games and then an eleventh game that is infinitely re-playable based on players' decisions in previous sessions. Every player will have a one-of-a-kind experience with their copy of Machi Koro: Legacy; the only guarantee is that each experience will be charming and entertaining.



Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale 


Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale is a fun way to learn about the "Precession of Simulacra," as players take the role of mapmakers vying for fame and renown by meeting the demands of the Queen's edicts. As the Queen seeks to reclaim northern territory, your goal is to create the map of the things she is most interested in having mapped. But, you must watch out for the Dragul, who seek to contest your kingdom's claim to territories through their outposts. You must draw your zoning lines very carefully in order to reduce the Dragul's power and earn the highest reputation.  



Clank! Expeditions: Temple Of The Ape Lords!


Come grab this hot new expansion to Clank! the deck-building, push-your-luck game that lets you steal from the evil dragon. In Clank! Expeditions: Temple of the Ape Lords! players will receive two new maps, four new meeples, and a new Ape Lord boss token. If you thought stealing from the dragon was hard just wait until you try to steal from the infamous Ape Lord mech.   



Diamonds Second Edition


This is a second edition printing of the classic, Diamonds. It is still a trick-taking game in which players attempt to accumulate acrylic diamond pieces. The new edition features all-new Art Deco styling and design, and it comes with the mini-expansion, "The Thief," which previously was only available through other sellers. 



Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne


Eternal: Chronicles of the Throne is a deck-building game for two to four players. It is a light to middle-weight game brought to you by the makers of the amazing Clank! You take the role of one of the many royal scions attempting to wrest control of the currently empty throne. In order to accomplish your goal, you must build out your deck in order fend off opponents attacks, make some attacks of your own, and stake your claim.



Mental Blocks


Mental Blocks is a nail-biting game full of puzzling challenges for two to nine players. Work together as a team to try and solve 60 different puzzles of two different degrees of difficulty while racing against the clock. Each player is given a different card with a different visual perspective of the puzzle. They must use these cards to complete the puzzle as quickly as possible but are not allowed to share their card with other players and are restricted from touching certain pieces depending on their perspective.



Gloomhaven


Gloomhaven is back in stock and, for those who have not heard, it is a massive RPG that DMs itself and contains boatloads of content. Literally. The box weighs about 20 pounds. The world of Gloomhaven is immersive and exciting, and the dungeons provide a plethora of crunchy challenges. It is a game that can be started by one player and picked up by someone else several scenarios in, making it easier to hop in and out of sessions.



Near and Far


One of Ryan Laukat's beautiful creations Near and Far is in stock and ready to be given a good home. This is a beautiful, story-driven game for those interested in a medium to heavy-weight experience for two to four players.



Lorenzo il Magnifico


Lorenzo il Magnifico is a beloved CMON game in which players take the role of the head of a noble family attempting to gain fame and prestige. The game is a heavier weight experience that can be played with two to four players; it involves card drafting, dice rolling, and worker placement, as well as some asymmetric powers. 



Blueprints


Blueprints is a dice-rolling, pattern-building, and set-collection type game in which two to four players attempt to be the most successful architects by discovering their new blueprints each round and building those blueprints from the available dice.



New Pokemon! Stuff



We have a bunch of new and newly restocked Pokemon product for you voracious Pokemon players and collectors to peruse. In particular, we have some new tins and restocked Poke Balls, so come on down to check it all out.