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Greetings folks!  This week I’m starting up a new feature, sharing some of the resources that were discussed at this week's Gamemaster Support Group.  We had some great discussion this week so there is a bunch of resources we can share with those gamemasters who couldn’t make it to the session. This month, we focused on talking about what sort of materials different gamemasters bring to aid the roleplaying experience for themselves and their players.  Here are some of the highlights. Extra Materials   A common problem that gamemasters can experience is absentmindedness from players.  Everyone forgets things from time to time but when...

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Here I was thinking that there wasn’t anything to post about this week, when in through the doors walks a collection of extremely well taken care of graphic novels and other books.  Enough to make a feature blog post on them alone!  So let’s dive in and show you curious folks what sort of great stuff has found a new (temporary) home on our shelves. Graphic Novels Quite the influx of recent, hard to find and popular graphic novels featuring the works of big names in the comic industry as well as new voices making their mark. On Brand Quite a few stories that...

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This week's entry is going to be a bit of a short one. I'm feeling a little low on gas this week and in my downtime I've been primarily doing the emotional version of gorging myself on comfort food, i.e., watching my Blu-Ray copies of The Flash and knitting. However, even though I feel a little stuck in the mud, I did manage to find a few highlights that I thought might be of interest. Eacdh made me sit up and take notice, in their own different ways, and for that I was very grateful. Hopefully I can spread that gratitude around...

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ANGEL SEASON 11 #2 ANIMOSITY #5 (MR) AQUAMAN #17 ARCHIE #17 BATMAN #17 BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES #4 (OF 6) BATWOMAN REBIRTH #1 // Kate Kane returns in a series of her own. Monster venom is a new bio weapon, and Kate just might be the only person who can stop it from spreading. But I mean, whatever. We’re just excited because this book seems really, really awesome and it will be great to have more Batwoman in the world. BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA #4 BTVS SEASON 11 #4 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #19 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #11 CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #5 (MR) CLONE CONSPIRACY #5 (OF 5) DAREDEVIL...

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Greetings friends and neighbours! I hope that everyone has been staying weird and wonderful over the last week. And if the week has been lacking in high-quality weirdness, don't worry: I come bearing a cornucopia of delights! Well, they delighted me, anyhow. Let's get into it! * * * * * No joke: Dirty Dancing is a much better movie than I thought it was. To be fair, the first time I watched Dirty Dancing when I was ten years old, and let me just say that it is not a great movie for a ten year old boy who isn't able to...

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Greetings folks! Welcome once more to our highlights from this week’s used book acquisitions.  Quite the haul of new things that have kept me busy, here are some of my favorites. Graphic Novels Some exciting graphic novels in this batch. Plus there are many number ones for recent series.  An excellent opportunity to check out some great stories at a great price Asterix A huge part of my own childhood, always good for some alternate history, superhero-esque fun Contemporary Works Some contemporary fantasy stories, ranging from fantasy heists to modern fantasy. SF/F Pocketbooks Over a hundred science fiction and fantasy pocketbooks ranging from classics to recent releases. Heinlein A small...

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Hey everyone, and welcome to another week of great pop culture here at Variant Edition. If you haven't been to the store for a while, we encourage you to drop by to see how much things have changed. Even if it's only been a week, there are some interesting new things to see. Also, keep an eye out for the return of our regular store newsletter...

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We’ve had a pretty crazy couple weeks here in the used book department, projects have been completed and we’ve made an appearance at a local event here in Edmonton for the Table Top Cafe Community Market.  During this we’ve had a few interesting buys and trades and some exciting news for future events. Take a look below at some of the excitement here in Used Books! Fiction Several interesting titles for our fiction section including some harder to find Maguire and Lem.  Plus several General Fiction titles to beef up our section Anthology Several anthology works from a variety of authors and genres within! Genre...

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Lately I have been consuming a lot of great pop culture offerings but for some reason I've been at a bit of a remove from most of them. This week I want to talk about the things that broke me out of my day-to-day funk and made me really feel something. Awe, happiness, shock, excitement, curiosity: these things gave me all of that and more. [caption id="attachment_349289" align="aligncenter" width="350"] The cover to Wonder Woman by George Perez, Volume Four.[/caption] In the 1980s, just after Crisis on Infinite Earths reset the continuity of the DC Universe, the person who had the responsibility of re-establishing Wonder Woman...

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No commentary this week as we are hard at work rearranging the store once more! So things might look a little different when you stop by. As for what's out this week, well, here's a handy list of some pretty rad stuff. If any of this interests you, feel free to message us, and we'll set a copy aside for you! ADVENTURE TIME #61 ALL NEW X-MEN #1.MU ALL NEW X-MEN #18 IVX AQUAMAN #16 ASSIGNMENT #2 (OF 3) AVENGERS #4 BACK TO THE FUTURE #16 BALTIMORE THE RED KINGDOM #1 BATMAN #16 BULLSEYE #1 (OF 5) CHAMPIONS #5 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #22 DEADLY CLASS #26 (MR) DEADPOOL #26 DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #8...

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