GenCon or Bust Games Sale!

 

Yup, boardgames, on sale.  How cool is that?

The great GenCon or Bust Games Sale is here!

What:  All board games in the store are on sale from 5% – 40% off!

When:  Thursday August 10th 6:00pm – Sunday August 13th 6:00pm.

Why:  GenCon is coming!  What does that mean to Red Raccoon Games?  It means a ton of the games that we pre-ordered are going to show up the Thursday that GenCon starts, or in the next couple weeks after.  We need some room to store all of these games, so you get a sale!

Awesome, right?

So what’s on sale?

Board Games

  • All new, in-stock board games are at least 5% off!
  • All HABA kids games 15% off
  • All Board Games that have an official expansion released for it – 10% off.  Buy or special order at least one expansion at the same time and get 15% off both!
  • All Games on our Clearance wall take an extra 10% off the lowest marked price.

Card Games

  • Magic Planeschase Anthology – $79.00
  • Magic Nicol Bolas Archenemy – $39.00
  • Magic – Aether Revolt sealed box – $85.00
  • Magic – Aether Revolt sealed case – $470.00
  • DragonballZ instock products (Panini edition) – 45% off!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! in stock products – 15% off
  • All in-stock card sleeves and deck boxes – 10% off

RPG Games

  • Dungeons & Dragons Hardcovers – 10%
  • Dungeons & Dragons Trinity – Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Masters Guide, & Monster Manual – $125.00
  • Pathfinder Hardcovers – 10%
  • Pathfinder Softcovers – Buy 2 Get 1 Free
  • Star Wars RPG – 15%
  • Doctor Who RPG – 30%
  • RPG Books on SALE shelf – 30%
  • Bones Miniatures – Buy 3 Get 1 Free

PLUS!!

At random times all weekend long, RRG staff will be posting select games at up to 75% off!  We’ll post a picture of the game on Facebook with a % off and it will be first come, first served for that game!  Follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RedRaccoonGames

 

 

GenCon or Bust Games Sale!

 

Yup, boardgames, on sale.  How cool is that?

The great GenCon or Bust Games Sale is here!

What:  All board games in the store are on sale from 5% – 40% off!

When:  Thursday July 21st – Sunday 24th.

Why:  GenCon is coming!  What does that mean to Red Raccoon Games?  It means a ton of the games that we pre-ordered are going to show up the Thursday that GenCon starts, or in the next couple weeks after.  We need some room to store all of these games, so you get a sale!

Awesome, right?

So what’s on sale?

Board Games

All new, in-stock board games are at least 5% off!

All HABA kids games 15% off

Special Bundle Deals!

  • Dominion Complete Edition!  2009 Game of the Year Winner Dominions plus ALL Expansions – $250 (35% off!)
  • Spot It assortment – Buy 2 Get 1 Free! (33% off!)
  • Seasons Complete Edition!  Base game plus both Expansions – $70 (30% off!)
  • Seasons + 1 Expansion $50 (33% Off!)
  • Firefly Boardgame + all Expansions + Deluxe Ship Models + Whole Damn ‘Verse playmat – $200 (30% off!)
  • Cash n Guns + More Cash n Guns Expansion – $49 – (30% off!)
  • Formula D + Map Packs 3, 4 5, & 6 – $125 – (30% off!)
  • Survive: Escape From Atlantis + Giant Squid  + Dolphins Expansions – $50 (35% off)
  • Smash Up Complete Edition!  Base game plus Big Geeky Box plus ALL Expansions – $155 – (25% off!)
  • Quarriors Complete Edition!  base game plus 2 Expansions  $115 (30% off!)
  • Legendary Encounters:  Alien vs. Predator Edition! – $80 (32% off)
  • Legendary Deckbuilder plus Captain America 75th Anniversary plus 6 Expansions!  $195 (25% off!)
  • Talisman 4th Edition plus 2 big Expansions plus 1 small Expansion – $115 (30% off)
  • DC Deckbuilding Game plus 10 Expansions – $200  (33% off!)
  • A Touch of Evil base game plus 4 Expansions – $150 (35% off!)
  • Galaxy Trucker plus 2 Expansions – $131 (25% off!)
  • Zombicide Season 1 bundle – $110 ($40 off!)
  • Zombicide Season 1, 2, 3 base games plus 2 Tile Packs – $225 (35% off!)
  • Zombicide Black Plague + Wulfsburg+ Hero box 1 – $135 (70% off!)
  • Munchkin Deluxe Super Kit!  Base Munckin Deluxe plus Expansions 2-6 – $100 (25% off!)
  • Munchkin Legends Super Kit!  Base Munchkin Legends Deluxe plus 2 Expansions – $40 (20% off!)
  • Munckin Cthulhu Super Kit!  Base plus 3 Expansions plus Door / Trap box plus Kill-o-Meter! – $60 (20% off!)
  • Munchkin Fu Super Kit!  Base plus Expansion – $30 (33% off!)
  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Class Decks – 12 of 13 to make your set awesome!  $150 (45% off!)
  • Shadowrun Crossfire plus Expansion 1 – $50 (35% off!)
  • Tash-Kalar + Everfront Expansion – $35 (35% off!)
  • Epic PVP + 1st Expansion – $35 (30% off!)
  • X-Filles + Trust No One Expansion $60 (35% off!)
  • Escape Zombie City + 1st expansion $60 (35% off!)
  • Small World + 5 Expansions $80 (30% off!)
  • 7 wonders + Cities + Leaders + Babel $105 (30% off!)
  • Star Munchkin + 2 Expansions $50 (30% off!)
  • Machi Koro + 2 Expansions $45 (35% off!)
  • Terra Mystica plus Expansion $90 (30% off!)
  • Last Will plus Expansion $63  (30% off!)
  • Roll For The Galaxy plus Ambition Expansion  $70  ($30% off!)
  • Kingdom Builder plus both Expansions $87 (30% off!)
  • Ticket to Ride base game plus 1 Map Pack $59 (30% off!)
  • Trains + Trains Rising Sun $80 (33% off!)
  • Once Upon a Time Expansions Bundle $43 (30% off!)
  • Boss Monster 1 + 2 + Mini Expansion $48 (20% off!)
  • Suburbia + 2 Expansions $85 (30% off!)
  • Castles of Mad Ludwig $63 (30% off!)
  • The Duke + 3 Expansions $50 (30% off!)
  • Trailer Park Wars $35 (30% off!)

10% off games:

  • Lanterns
  • Cash n Guns

20% off games:

  • Letters From Whitechapel
  • Fury of Dracula
  • Epic Death
  • Favor of the Pharaoh
  • Hanabi Deluxe
  • Talisman & all Expansions
  • Dominion & all Expansions
  • Acquire
  • Parfume
  • Terra
  • The Adventurers
  • Yahtzee Classic
  • Witness
  • Descent:  Journeys Into Darkness & Expansions
  • One Night Ultimate Vampire
  • Seasons & Expansions
  • Flick Em Up!
  • DC Deckbuilder & Expansions
  • Legendary & Expansions
  • Smash Up & Expansions
  • All Munchkin Deluxe Editions

25% off games:

  • Legendary Encounters: Predator
  • Nightmare Before Christmas Munchkin
  • Sons of Anarchy & Expansions
  • Tash Kalar & Expansions
  • Epic PVP & Expansions
  • Zombicide & Expansions
  • Abyss

30% off games:

  • Medevil Academy
  • Zombie 15
  • Camel Up Supercup Expansion
  • Space Cadets Away Mission
  • Imperial Assault base game
  • Formula D

40%

  • Pot Farm
  • Shadowrun Crossfire
  • Empires: Age of Discovery
  • Battlelore & all Expansions
  • Alien Frontiers

RPG Games

  • Dungeons & Dragons Hardcovers – 10%
  • Pathfinder Hardcovers – 10%
  • Pathfinder Softcovers – Buy 2 Get 1 Free
  • Star Wars RPG – 15%
  • Doctor Who RPG – 30%
  • All Other RPG Books – 30%
  • Bones Miniatures – Buy 3 Get 1 Free
  • Old White Dwarf Magazines & No Quarter

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Gameologist

Red Raccoon Games is looking for their next Gameologist! Think you have what it takes? Then read on, MacDuff!

Magic 101 – Learn to play Magic the Gathering

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Introducing Magic 101!

We get asked all of the time if we every teach people how to play Magic, and we have been working on it a solution for a long time.  Magic the Gathering is one of the most popular tabletop games every, and is a very fun game, but with 23 years of history, it can be overwhelming for new players to join in and get up to speed.

Never fear -we found the solution!  Red Raccoon Games has teamed up with Pete Brabant to help us out.  Pete is a grad student and teaching assistant and ISU, a Magic judge for the store, and one of the most respected players in the Bloomington-Normal area.  Pete has been helping and teaching new players for years, and now we’re going to turn what Pete knows into a semi-formal series of Magic 101 classes.

These classes are designed to take a player that has never touched the game before and teach them everything from basic rules of the game up to how to play in some of our local favorite versions of the game, and what some of the trickier rules bits mean.  If you are a brand-new player it is suggested that you start at the beginning and attend as many of the classes as you can.  If you have a basic understanding of the game, you might decide to pick and choose some of the our Magic 101 classes in areas where you feel you need more help.

On average, the classes will cost $5.00 each week.  This is because we are planning on sending you home with cards to play and practice with each time you come down to the shop!

Here is a basic out line of what we are currently expecting to happen each week.  (Please note that Pete reserves the right to adjust this outline depending on the needs of the people in the classes.)

Week 1 – March 15 – The Basics

  • Colors of Magic – explain the differences between each color of Magic.
  • Types of Cards – explain the differences between lands, instants, sorcery, enchantments, and creatures.
  • Phases – explain the turn phase essentials.
  • Practice!

Week 2 – March 22 – The Basics Revisited!

  • Week 2 will essentially be a repeat of Week 1 Basics, but with some rules clarifications for different situations, and a lot more practice!

Week 3 – March 15th – Building Your Own Deck in a Sealed Pool

  • Students will learn techniques for building a deck from a sealed pool, just in time for Red Raccoon Games’ Shadows Over Innastrad pre-release events!
  • Review of the colors of Magic, and how they affect your deck building.
  • Using these color preferences, students will pick a Magic Starter Deck to use as the base of their pool, and we’ll mix it up with some Repacks!
  • Practice!

Week 4 – March 29 – Two-player vs Multiplayer Magic

  • This week we are going to be discussing some of the various multiplayer versions of Magic the Gathering.
  • Two-Headed Giant
  • EDH / Commander
  • Practice!

Week 5 – April 5 – Building Your Own Deck (Casual)

  • Students should bring some of their own cards, or grab some repacks.
  • Colors of magic – once again the colors will be explained, now more focused on the type of decks you want to build
  • Discuss archetypes – what is the difference between agro and control?
  • Discuss the basics of construction of a deck
    • show how the curve affects your land count
    • how many spells should you have vs. land?
    • how many instants and sorceries should you have vs. creatures?
  • Play with your new decks!
    • Play will take place in 4 player pods to help with the flow of a typical casual game
    • Explain how casual can have any number of players in the game, and how Magic the Gathering is open ended in that respect

 

Future classes details will be posted as we get closer!

 

2nd Annual D20 Sale!

Back for year 2!

Here’s the deal – everything in the store is on sale.  (Well, except Elliot.  His mom would get mad…)

It works like this:

  1. You pick out what you want to buy
  2. Bring it up to the register
  3. Show us that you have checked into the sale online (Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, whatever… Heck — maybe you’re one of those special folks who uses MySpace or Google +)
  4. You roll a D20 (20 sided dice) and whatever the number is, that is the percent discount we will give you!

Did you roll low? Lose your saving throw versus the angry kitten? (That’s a gaming joke. It’s ok if you don’t get it. We don’t discriminate. (Much.))

That’s ok. It happens to the best of us. (Usually when we’re trying to sneak attack something capable of killing the whole party. (Another gaming joke.))

Unlike your DM, we’ll let you roll again.

BUT!

If you choose to roll again, brave adventurer, you are bound by honor to take the second roll. (Universal gaming rule #1: no backsies.)

It’s one day only — December 20th. Mark your quest logs appropriately!

Red Raccoon Games!

I’m very happy to announce that our name change is finally happening! You’ll remember back in January I posted What’s in a store name?, and asked some opinions on new names. Without further ado, I present to you the brand new Red Raccoon Games logo, and our new mascot, Griffy!

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You will see bits and pieces of the name change stuff happening over the next several weeks – it turns out there are a ton of things that have to happen in order to make this all work, and the timing is not perfect. Things we have in the works right now:

  • Signs for the front windows and cash registers.
  • New website.
  • Change the name of the Facebook page to Red Raccoon Games.
  • Change the logo on the front door.
  • New hanging sign out front.

Of course, those are just the visible things. There are a lot of different legal things I have to do working with vendors, utilities, taxing bodies, etc. But I think in the long run it’s going to be worth it!

Oh, and did I mention we are playing with some ideas for new t-shirts?

red raccoon tshirt

 

These aren’t the final designs, but I know our friends over at Meltdown Creative Works will give us something awesome!

This part is fun!  See you all soon,

Jamie