Wednesday, February 27, 2013

L.A. Mood's March Heroclix Schedule

All events Begin at 6:00pm unless posted otherwise

March 7 Rescue & Escape From The Dark Dimension.
Try and rescue Dr. Strange. Please bring one heroic character 150 PTS or under. Chosen character can't be Dr Strange. No resources. Objects aren't needed for this event.
Prize: Eye of Agamotto Limited Edition Object

March 14 Ships & Captains
Build a 200 pt. force of 1 ship From Heroclix Start Trek and 1 figure from any Universe as your captain. Two battle royals will be played simultaneously!  One Map with your ship and the second map with your Captain.
Prize: Battleship Enterprise Limited Edition Ship

March 21 No Man’s Land Month 4 Event
Buy any  two  Heroclix Boosters or a Booster and Four Single figure booster and Build a 400 point Team.All Games Will be played on the Robinson Park Map
Prizes:  Poison Ivy for first place and Second Place and Fellowship.
Flash Grenades 3D Objects/resource for participation prize

March 28 Heroclix League Event!
Build a 600pt team, with your chosen Keyword.
 If you don’t have a chosen to be in the league events, there are many left to choose from. They can be selected by attending any event and speaking with the Judge.
Prize: Batman and Nightwing Limited Edition Figure

L.A. Mood House Rules
1. Purple Rings are legal, and no figures are retired
2. No Battlefield Conditions
3. Feats can only being used on older figures from before the Avengers set
4. Player are expected to bring a map that will be used, players may use either side if the map is double sided.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

New to LA MOOD!!!

LA Mood is your number one place for the coolest games, toys and comics available and we won't let you down this week!


Back in stock!
Tired of grueling apocalypse drills? Teach your kids the basics zombie survival AND have FUN with ZOMBICIDE! After purchasing it one happy customer described the game play like the video game Left for Dead-Only more fun! Now that's one heck of a great review!

 Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!

This popular game is back in stock but going faster than hyper drive! Grab a copy, jump in the cockpit of your X-Wing and take on the Empire...while supplies last!

Mice & Mystics

The evil Vanestra has turned the King's men into mice! Race through a castle now twenty times larger than before in order to save the day in this fun and exciting twist on the medieval game!

Mansions of Madness : Call of the Wild

Five new scenarios and eleven double-sided board tiles plunge investigators into the mysterious backwoods, shaking the foundations of what players have come to expect. Fun!

 THE HOBBIT: On The Doorstep

  The second expansion gives players the chance to participate directly in the thrilling narrative laid out by J.R.R. Tolkien in his beloved classic. It's the perfect game to tide you over until the 15 hour extended cut of The Hobbit comes out on DVD!


The Gatecrash Event Decks are in and they're so full of awesome cards they're going fast! Grab 'em while you can! Not being a Magic player all I know is they rattle when you shake them.

Game of Throne Tyrion Statue

Wow this thing is cool!
    This limited edition highly detailed statue replicates one of the most impressive moments from Season 2 of Game of Thones.  It shows Tyrion Lannister, in full armor, as he enteres the fray of the Battle of Blackwater! Tyrion Lannister -Small in stature, big on courage!

D & D Dungeon Command!

     We have 3 factions of this head-to-head miniatures game for 2-4 players. Blood of Gruumsh, Curse of Undeath, and Heart of Cormyr! You are playing as the commander of your warband, intent on defeating your opponents warband on the battlefield. Each Faction pack contains 12 pre-painted plastic miniatures, 12 Creature cards, and 36 Order cards to command those creatures with. Only have 1 Faction pack? That’s fine! There are rules included so you can break one faction pack up for a quick 2-player game! When's the last time you visited your grandma?

Kill Shakespeare Tide of Blood #1

This is the perfect issue for newcomers to jump into the series. If you are already a fan, the “Kill Shakespeare” series spins another great yarn of medieval adventure, fantasy, and dark magic. You have never seen an adaptation of Shakespeare’s works like this before.

 Nova # 1

If ever there was a case of pairing an artist and story perfectly, this is it. Ed McGuinness' style fits Nova like a glove! Those unfamiliar with Nova will get his origin story and those familiar will appreciate new style and flair. Rad!

JLA #1

 Justice League of America # 1

 Collect all 52 variant covers!!


Batman Arkham City Figures Series 4!

The 4th series of figures from the critically acclaimed  video game feature Deadshot, Nightwing, Batman, and Talia. The sculpts are just as incredible as the previous sets! Highly articulated! Highly detailed! Highly collectable!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Not even a snow storm can stop us!
New to LA MOOD!
The Amazing Spider-man Heroclix
These Amazing Spider-man Heroclix are amazing alright! Clix fans have already been swooping in like The Vulture so swing by and pick them up while you can! New Board Game!
Pirates of Nassau

ARRRRR! Pirates of Nassau is a 3-5 player game in which you become a pirate operating out of the port of Nassau. You will hunt the merchants that ply the nearby trade routes, plunder their cargo and use your ill-gotten gains to improve your ship and hire a motley crew of buccaneers!! Just not to get scurvy.
New Game of Thrones Merch!

Give "Winter" a positive association with the Game of Thrones Pint and shot glasses! Make your own GOT drinking game. Only don't make it "every time there is nudity take a drink" 'cause as anyone who's seen the show knows that's a sure fire way to get alcohol poisoning.

Good Luck Trolls

That's right Treasure Trolls are back!! It's the 90's all over again with everyone favourite  Trolls who have no relation to the internet...or do they?!?!?!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Seasons board game Review

A 2-4 player card and dice game Seasons does not lend itself to a single classification.  It is a constructed deck game using a drafting system (although the rules do come with some pre-made decks for beginner play) in which players use dice to fuel their cards’ casting requirements.  The object is to gain enough prestige points to become the new Archmage of Xidit during the tournament of the 12 Seasons in the Forest of Argos.  This is done through the casting of the spells players choose at the beginning of the game.  However players do not have access to all 9 cards they start with and must set aside 3 cards for the second and third ‘year’ of the tournament (a year ends after a full trip through all 4 seasons starting in winter).  How quickly this occurs is somewhat random and crafty play can both speed up the process or slow it down.

Each turn the ‘lead’ or first player rolls a number of coloured (blue for winter, green for spring, yellow for summer and red for autumn) equal to the number of players +1.  These dice have a variety of symbols and effects but boil down to a few key components - gain energy to cast spells, give the ability to transmute energy into crystals (which can power spells as well as be traded in at the end of the game for Prestige Points), increase your summoning gauge (i.e. the maximum number of spells you can have on the table in front of you), draw a card (which can be cast that same round) and finally determine how far the year advances (1,2 or 3 months each season having 3 months of course).  Players take turns selecting their die and when that is done then activate any spells or magical devices they wish to use.  Some things can be used multiple times while others are a ‘use once and discard’ type.  Still others affect other cards as they are cast most often gaining you additional crystal or energy.

Gameplay is fast paced and very easy to understand - the complexity of the game lies in the cards and how they interact with each other.  While the 4 plays we did used only the basic cards (number 1-30 the deck has 2 of each of these cards) a read through of the advanced cards (numbered 31-50 and again with 2 of each) show many similar interactions with only a few ‘red flag’ cards that might prove unbalanced in this author’s opinion. 

The ability of players to interact with each other and affect each other’s score is minimal.  Most of the cards are about building up your own points rather than tearing down your opponent (a common enough trait of most ‘euro’ games).  The tension and part we found most engaging was the dice selection as everyone is riveted by what is rolled.  While this may seem too random for some the variety of dice and symbols gives even the final player in the round a lot to think about in selection.  The cards have a simply huge variety of effects and benefits - far too many to name here and it is this where Seasons shines.  Scores can fluxuate a great deal throughout the game and even if trailing by large amounts no player is out of the running.  A great deal of thought and effort went into these and overall a very solid balance has been achieved.  Comments at our table were very positive and we enjoyed this aspect of the game immensely. 

The quality and durability of the components of the game is very impressive.  Beautiful artwork, vibrant colours and solid construction were very much appreciated by us and the game is a visual joy to look at while playing.

Not everything was positive in our experience of course.  A few things stood out as needing some kind of change/re-working.  First a ‘first player’ token of some sort is badly needed - while many hate them here it is really important as the first player gets the chance to select first from the dice rolled and we sometimes got confused as to who started a round (not helped by the fact some rounds simply flew by as everyone was engaged and ready to complete their turns right away!).  Second the colour choice for air (red) and fire (yellow) is simply wrong and led to far too much confusion.  We ended up called air ‘feathers’ (due to the feather symbol used) to try and help out with this.  Thirdly there is a glaring problem with the starting decks the rulebook recommends in that deck 3 is vastly more powerful than any of the others (in not only has a 30 point victory card but a way to cast it for free!  Our 4 player game was won with a total of just under 200 points) with deck 2 being a decided poor cousin to the other 3.  Lastly when we used the card drafting in our 2 player game it left a lot to be desired - one player didn’t like knowing all of the cards in both decks (he felt it would give an unfair advantage to someone more experienced) and the other felt it took away some of the fun in seeing what cards were going to show up in the game.

In the end though these negatives are far outweighed by the positives and we can recommend Seasons to anyone looking for a fun, fast paced card game (with a little dice rolling in it for good measure) that plays in 90 minutes or less.

Andrea, Todd, Dan and Jeff