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What’s New at the Hidden Lair

There is a lot new coming into the Hidden Lair this week, so lets get right into it.

First, we’ve got Dice Masters: Age of Ultron.

Age of UltronTalk about an amazing Marvel summer. Coinsiding with the release of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and the more recent Ant Man, the latest Dice Masters set features a combination of all new characters – in Dice Masters – along with some fan favorites brought up-to-date with new features and abilities. This set has classic characters such as Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Captain America… wow, that roster sure seems familiar, doesn’t it, along with new to the scene characters like Rocket Raccoon and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, Kang, and lots, lots more.

If you are a fan of comics and have always wanted to get into Dice Masters, now is a great time.

Next, we have Magic: the Gathering Origins.

Magic OriginsTalk about a great entry point into the game, Magic Origins gives players the chance to play their favorite Planeswalkers during their rise to power. Each deck features a different Planeswalker and tells the story of how their spark of power first emerged. Decks feature beloved characters such as Nissa, Gideon, Liliana, Chandra, and – my man – Jace. These decks play with some new features to the game while sticking pretty close to basics, as each of these Planeswalkers focuses on a different color (Nissa being Green, Gideon being White, Liliana being Black, Chandra being Red, and Jace being my personal favorite, Blue. Yes, I’m THAT kind of player). So if you are finally ready to take the plunge and see what Magic: the Gathering is all about, here is your chance. Otherwise you can take this opportunity to see how the greatest heroes of Magic: the Gathering came to power, and get some great cards in the process.

Finally, all you Yu-Gi-Oh! fans should be happy to hear that we’ve got the latest expansion, Crossed Souls, in stock and ready for you.

Crossed SoulsCome on in for all your Yu-Gi-Oh! needs and take part in our weekly tourneys for your chance to be crowned Champion of the Lair.

For more information on any of these great games, be sure to stop by the Lair. We are always eager to help you get the most out of your games. Also be sure to check out our Demo Shelf if you are interested in trying out something new and don’t forget to check out Gamemaster’s Gametable for more on many of the great table-top role-playing games you can find at the Lair.

We hope to see you soon.

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Miniatures Workshop

miniatures workshopHave you ever seen some of the incredible paint jobs people can do with their miniatures sets and wondered “How can they pull that off?” Well, here is your chance to find out for yourself. The Hidden Lair will be hosting a Miniatures Workshop on Saturday, November 22 at 3pm where you can come in and learn to paint just like the pros do it. Everyone who attends will be given a free miniature to paint for themselves and given the chance to ask whatever questions or seek any advise they might need on how to make their mini look just as good as the ones you see in the BattleTech tournaments.

The event is completely free, all the supplies you need – the miniature itself, brushes, paints, and more – will be provided for you, and at the end of the event not only will you have gained some experience in how to do it, you will even have a start to your future miniatures collection with the very miniature you just painted. Its yours as thanks for coming in and taking part.

We know that miniatures games can seem intimidating to new players, especially at first when you see the amount of fine detail that goes into a lot of these figures, but we want to show you how you can make your own minis look just as good with just a little bit of practice. Not only that, but you can come in, learn about several of the various minis games played in the area, and maybe even join in a game with other local players. We are always looking to help you find a game. If you want to play, we want to help you make that happen.

There are a lot of great miniatures games out there from Warhammer and Warhammer 40k to BattleTech and WarMachine to Anima Tactics. If you have ever been interested in seeing what it is like to play these sorts of games, this is the perfect chance to come in and find out.

We hope to see you there.

Be sure to check out this and more events on our November Newsletter. You can also join in the Event group on Facebook and check out our look at BattleTech at The Hidden Lair.

Also be sure to stop in each and every Friday for Friday Night Magic at The Hidden Lair and Thursdays for Shadowrun.

And be sure to read all about Joshua’s own experience with miniatures gaming and his passion for painting minis at the Miniatures Workshop – Gamemaster’s Gametable.

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BattleTech at The Hidden Lair

BattleTechAttention giant robot fans: The Hidden Lair is looking to start a new BattleTech campaign with gamemaster and Knight of the Lair, David Ames. That’s right, gamers, the old-school giant robot miniatures game is back and better than ever and we here at The Hidden Lair are looking for potential players wanting to get in on the action.

BattleTech is a tactical miniatures game where players take on the role of the pilot of an incredible giant robot – mech – of incredible destructive power. The rules are highly detailed but also easy to learn. Not only that, thanks to more than 25 years of game development and lore, BattleTech has a rich and highly detailed history and universe for the players to explore.

In addition to the new campaign, we are also looking into the possibility of starting up a Solaris VII League, an alternative style of play in Battletech that focuses more on Player vs. Player gladiatorial combat. Of course, as with any League play, we are hoping to set up regular tournaments with prize packages offered to the winners.

Game times are not yet set, as we are still looking for players so if you are interested then let us know. Also be sure to stop in for our Miniatures Workshop on November 22 as well as any of our planned Tactical Tuesdays – every Tuesday at 5pm here at The Hidden Lair – for more on BattleTech and how you can set started.

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