Sale Increase and Closure

It is with a heavy and sorrowful heart that I announce the closing of Tramp’s Comics & Games on August 31st, 2017.

This was a bit of a shock to us. We hit the point of no return more quickly than anticipated. Our reforms and campaigns helped, but not enough, not quickly enough.

First and foremost, my staff and I would like to extend our thanks to our community. Your support, patience, and understanding have meant a lot to us and made this unfortunate situation smoother.

I would further like to thank anyone and everyone who patronized our sale and/or donated to the GoFundMe campaign. This increase of funds has helped me to provide for my staff, something that is a great relief for all of us.

The sale will continue until our final day, the percentage of the sale periodically increasing. As of now, it rises to 40% off.

I know that for many people, Tramp’s has been more than a store. It has been a place of community, and I know it will be missed.

Thank you all again for your support.

-Christopher Roberts

Gaming Club Anouncement

We are opening a tabletop gaming, board gaming, and card gaming club at Tramps! Read more to learn how to join our community!

In light of recent events, Tramps has planned a big reorganization. Both our retail space and our business structure are in for a shift, and we are excited that you can now be a part of it!

We have decided to move all of our upstairs stock to the main floor. All those cool t-shirts, books, and cards that you previous trudged up the stairs to find are now within arm’s reach! At the same time, all those fussy tables and fragile looking models on the main floor have moved upstairs!

But fear not community members, you still have a space! The upstairs of Tramps will now fully be the domain of the gamer, with tables, card mats, and wargaming terrain for you to use.

However, this big reorganization does come at a cost. Our community members have for years enjoyed free use of our space. While this was a great way to make friends and meet people interested in your hobbies, Tramps has finally accepted that allowing community members to dominate our retail space was not in the best interests of the business. We love you all, and we are supportive of your community, but a change had to be made.

Keeping the interests of the community at the top of our minds, we have decided to turn over control of the upstairs gaming area to the newly formed Longhouse Gaming Association (“Longhouse” for short). This organization will be run by volunteers interested in maintaining a community and will provide a safe and inclusive space for people to play in.

To make the space possible, community members will be asked to pay a nominal monthly fee to use the space. This fee will go to improving the space and remunerating Tramps for lost retail opportunity. Fees will go towards issues like the broken air conditioner, providing table space, providing snacks for purchase, and more.

Membership will also come with perks. Communities interested in big events will have late-night access to the space, and members will receive exclusive discounts.

Having a community run space will also come with organizational advantages, such as collaborative scheduling to ensuring there’s no overlap for big events, lockable storage space for your collection, and more.

Our starting fee will be $10 a month for a membership, with a $5 surcharge for those members planning to use the wargaming terrain. If you aren’t a member and want to try out the space, we also will offer a $5 drop in fee (all inclusive).

To get involved, email longhousegaming@gmail.com, and join our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/longhousegaming

In-Store Play: 7th Sea

Tramp’s announces its latest in-store play opportunity, the tabletop rpg 7th Sea!

7th Sea is a game of cinematic adventure in the vein of The Princess Bride, Pirates of the Caribbean, Zorro, and the Three Musketeers.  The second edition has added new and exciting elements reminiscent of The Witcher, and other darker stories.

Step into Theah, a world much like the Europe of the 1700’s, but where magic is an almost everyday part of life, and strange supernatural entities stalk the wild places.

A robust character creation system allows you to play a skilled duelist, a sharpshooter, a courtier, a sorcerer wielding strange powers, or many other options!

Christopher Roberts will be your Game Master in one of the following stories (decided by expressed interest below):

  • With a Faerie, Hand in Hand
    • A warning from a representative of the Sidhe sets the heroes on a path to unravel a mystery from the queen’s past and uncover a plot that can change Avalon’s future.
  • Truth and its Consequences
    • An opportunity to shake the tyrannical power of the Inquisition, making all of the Theah safer for sorcerers and scientists alike.
  • Doors of Blood
    • A death at a noble’s party leaves only one clue, a sorcerous portal left open by the body.  Can the heroes uncover the identity of the killer, discover their motivations, and prevent them from killing again?
  • The State of Vendel
    • New ways and old ways life side by side in Vendel- or do they?  Is the success of the Vendel League built hard work alone?  And why did the old rune magic fall out of use?
  • Blood Will Tell
    • A high-ranked noble is seeking to confirm or deny rumours about a rival.  What will the heroes find they begin to dig into the goings on of her castle?
  • Thunderbolt and Lightning
    • A small village has been completely obliterated by a storm that many have concluded to be unnatural.  If it was a sorcerer, why have those that police them not taken action?  And why did it happen?
  • The Rites of Spring
    • The mysterious General Winter seeks to freeze all of the world in endless ice.  A noble is suspected of aiding him, but this must be confirmed before anything can be done.
  • Twist and Bend
    • A prophecy points to a link between fate magic, and ancient artifacts that predate humanity.  But what seems like a largely academic mystery turns deadly.
  • A Tale of Two Pirates
    • Murder, myth, and mystery combine as two of the deadliest threats the sea has ever known come together- but will it be as foes, or allies?

 

If you’d like to play a part in one or more of these stories, comment below, or contact Tramp’s via facebook, phone, or e-mail.  Register by leaving your name, and no more than two story titles you’d like to play.  Registration is limited to six spots.

Games will Saturday mornings, from 10:00 – 12:00, starting June 3rd.

Character sheets, dice, and all supplies will be provided.

Come, explore the land of Theah at Tramp’s!

Learn more about 7th Sea here and here.

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New Fiction From Staff

Hi there, everyone.

In the past, I’ve posted some of my fiction works here on the Tramp’s blog, for example Recruiting, part 1.  I’ve gotten good feedback on it, as well as on the articles I’ve written for the store (which is most of them), so I’ve decided to try my hand at something new.

I now have a Patreon page.

Patreon is a platform that allows an artist, like a writer, to be directly funded by their audience.

So, if you’ve enjoyed my writing, please have a look here at my page.  Have a look at the free samples that are available, like this one.

Thank you for your time.

-Christopher J.P.S. Roberts

Aether Revolt Special Prizes

Are you interested in a prerelease, but the cold makes you want to stay home?

Do you need just that little extra bit of incentive to come out?

Well, perhaps this is it.

You may be familiar with the Kaladesh airships that have graced our store for the past few months, and if you’re not…


There’s the crowning glory as an example. 

Well, we’re giving players the opportunity to take one of these beauties home.

Come in first at our Midnight event tonight, and you get to take your choice of either of the big ships.  2nd, 3rd, and 4th place get their choice of the smaller ships.

Saturday’s event will see the remaining ship go to first place, and the 2 remaining small ships go to 2nd and 3rd.

Hope to see you there!

Gallery of all ships:







Aether Revolt Planeswalker Decks

This weekend will put Aether Revolt products into players’ hands for the first time, so we here at Tramp’s thought we’d take this time to introduce you to some of them.

If you’ve taken some time away from Magic, you might be a little confused.  “Where are the Theme decks?” you might ask.  Well, you won’t find them anymore; they’ve been replaced by Planeswalker decks.

Now, just in case there’s any cynicism at play here, I will assure you that, yes, these decks have actual Planeswalkers in them.

Observe:

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There’s Ajani and Tezzeret, large and life, and plain for all to see.  Want to pick up some Planeswalkers?  This is the easiest way to do it.

Apart from these cards, however, you’re also receiving a full 60-card, Standard legal deck, making it the ideal way to get your feet wet with the set, and give yourself a deck or two worth of instant playability.

Doesn’t sound like there’s much draw for more experienced players?  Well, then these two features might change your mind: each deck also comes packed with two boosters of Aether Revolt, as well as four exclusive cards.

That’s right, these decks come packed with cards you cannot get anywhere else.  Green/White Ajani can call on with Ajani’s Aid, Ajani’s Comrade, Inspiring Roar, and Tranquil Expanse; while Black/Blue Tezzeret comes packed with Tezzeret’s Betrayal, Tezzeret’s Simulacrum, Pendulum of Patterns, and Submerged Boneyard.

“Okay,” you might be saying, “That does sound pretty good.  But this weekend is ony the prerelese- these won’t be available.”  Well, that’s just not so!

All through the prerelease weekend, these decks will be available for purchase at regular price; $18.  Considering the two included boosters, that’s a pretty cheap deck!

Come to Tramp’s this weekend, and put these Planeswalkers and their spells at your command!

d20 Sale!

Tramp’s is celebrating the new year with the return of our most popular sale!

Until the end of January, come in to Tramp’s, and take your destiny (and money) in your own hands!

While we always try to keep our prices competitive, sometimes they can still be roaring beasts that loom over the joy and fun our products might bring you.  So, what do you do when facing such beasts?  Take your faithful d20 in hand, and make an attack roll!

But there’s no THAC0 here, no armor classes- only success!

Whatever you roll will become a percentage taken off of your total.  Roll up a 5, that’s 5% off.  A 17 becomes 17% off!  It’s as simple as that!

But it doesn’t quite stop there.  Land yourself the ever coveted 20, and not only will you receive a 20% discount on your purchase, your name will also be entered into a draw for one of our exciting prize packs!

What’s in them, you ask?  The first will be unveiled on Monday!

2016 was rough on a lot of people.  Let’s start 2017 with an attack roll to the face!