MaricopaCon turns to Kickstarter for gaming convention funding

MaricopaCon is set for Aug. 3-4 at the Mesa Convention Center, and the gaming convention is seeking crowdsourced funding through Kickstarter to make it an event to remember. The convention will include board games, card games, tabletop wargaming and roleplaying games for all tastes and ages. It’s being spearheaded by Jason Youngdale with help from […]

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Magic: The Gathering players petition new World Championship changes

By Stephen Carpenter On Nov. 2, Wizards of the Coast announced that they would be changing the format of their World Championships from a huge event, to an exclusive sixteen-person tournament. The largest of changes to this tournament include reducing the number of players that participate in the World Championships, leading Magic players to feel that their countries have a smaller […]

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Samurai Comics settling in at Mesa location, hosting events

Samurai Comics’ new Mesa location back in August when it opened and resembled, in owner Mike Banks’ words, a “comic book yard sale.” Samurai Comics’ pop-up shop in Mesa, which last month opened the week after Atomic Comics shut down its four stores including one next door, isn’t popping out any time soon. “We ARE […]

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Figures in the cards for ‘Magic’ creator’s next game

Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield is working on a new collectible card game that incorporates collectible figures. Ku-Mighty, which will be aimed at ages 10 and older, will be sold in the familiar starter set and booster pack model. Prices and release dates have not been announced. The game mixes strategy and luck to […]

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