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Hi everybody!

Dr._Riviera

First of all, we’d like to finally give you all of the details for our new Customer Loyalty Program. We have a new system in place, and we are doing our best to switch everyone over. During this process, we will be asking you to update your phone number and email information. Phone numbers will only be used to call you when special orders arrive, and you will only receive emails containing event calendars and sale promotions: YOUR INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SHARED. What do YOU get out of this deal? An ongoing discount on everything in the store except for event fees, food and drinks, existing sale items. The system works in tiers. We track how much you spend with us, and when you spend enough to reach the next tier your discount increases.

$0-$99 spent: no discount

$100-$999 spent: 5% discount

$1000-$9999 spent: 10% discount

$10000+: 15% discount

Do you have a discount under our old system? Fear not, my friends: YOU WILL CONTINUE TO GET YOUR CURRENT DISCOUNT, AND IT WILL NOT GO DOWN. This discount is our way of saying thank you for being a regular customer, and is based on only what YOU have spent with us, so you will not be able to share it with others. We are willing to work with you on this, and make exceptions under certain conditions(If, for example, you have used someone else’s discount for years and are mainly responsible for getting it to the tier it’s at), but this is NOT something that can be passed around large groups of friends in order to game our system. We hope you understand where we’re coming from. We are a business, and we want you to shop with us and save some cash, but we need to keep those lights on and make sure the mop’s paycheck doesn’t bounce.

Another feature of our new system is that you will be able to check up on how much store credit(now called JP Funbux) you currently have. We will be sending out our first email soon, and it will have a link that will allow you to log in at any time and check on the Funbux you’ve accrued through winning events or trading things in. Neat, right?

Next up: SALES! If  you’re anything like us then you are a terrible procrastinator, and you don’t get all of your holiday shopping done until the day before, hastily wrapping them in whatever is handy while sweating drops made of pure slacker shame. It is in that spirit that we present THE PORTAL PROCRASTINATOR’S LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY SALE! We will be kicking it off on December 20th, and it will go straight through until we close at 5pm on the 24th. Here’s the breakdown:

Comic book back issues will once again be $1 each!

All games will be 25% off, which includes wargames, card games, role-playing games, AND board games, though this does not apply to supplies!

All toys and action figures will be 40% off!

A bunch of other stuff will be discounted as well, so be sure to swing by!

And for those of you who have been bummed that we don’t discount our singles during these sales, we will be having a d20 Magic and minis singles sale! On Saturday, December 20th ONLY you can roll our magical D20 0′ Sales, and whatever number you roll is the percentage off of your singles purchases you will receive for the day. If you roll under what your current Loyalty discount is then we’ll let you ADD that number together with your current discount! But wait, there’s more! If you are signed up for our new Customer Loyalty Program we’ll let you have a free reroll, keeping the higher number! And if you crit and roll a natural 20 on your first try you’ll get 25% off!

It sees savings in your future. And some botched saving throws.

It sees savings in your future. And some botched saving throws.

 

Do not distress, my fellow paycheck-to-paycheck ramen noodle eaters! Good Guy Portal has got your back.

No. Not really. I lied. I mean, it WOULD be, if we sold delicious foodstuffs. But anyway, now that I have your attention:

Our calendar is updated, and we’ve added all kinds of awesome new events for games like Dice Masters, D&D Attack Wing, and Doomtown Reloaded! Legacy format is making a triumphant return for Magic the Gathering, and we’re getting some help from Japanime Games, who are running demos of Krosmaster Arena at the shop this weekend!

Just look at these cute little critters. You know you want to make them beat each other senseless.

Just look at these cute little critters. You know you want to make them beat each other senseless.

 

In the ‘Also Noteworthy’ department we have some holiday hours you should keep in mind: We will be closing early at 5pm on the 24th and 31st, and we will be closed on the 25th and January 1st. And for our comic book customers: December 31st will be a skip week, except for a few featured titles.

So, has the stress of the holidays gotten to you yet? Feel like breaking things and delivering atomic elbow drops to everyone in sight? Yeah, me too. But instead of doing it the old-fashioned way and racking up fines, jail time, and several lifetimes worth of bad karma, why not blow off that steam with a nice board game? We present Richard Garfield’s latest creation, King of New York. It is all about monsters, and the horribly destructive things they can do to all of the various boroughs of the Big Apple. Try it out in the store this month and get your very own copy of this dice-based stress reliever for 20% off regular retail price!

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Hard to believe that 2015 is right around the bend. It seems that just yesterday I was a wee geek playing Hero Quest, drinking Josta and wearing acid wash jeans, listening to the smooth sounds of Color Me Badd and slamming pogs. We here at the Portal thank you for supporting us these past ten years, and we’re looking forward to another ten, full of even more comic book and gaming goodness, sold to you fine people at a reasonable price by those of us who wake up every day thankful that we get to do what we love, rather than slave away in the spice mines of Kessel, where I’m told you can easily get smashed into who knows what.

And now, the moment that you and those on your holiday gift lists have been waiting for! Here’s what we have going on for both Black Friday AND Small Business Saturday:

STORE HOURS BOTH DAYS WILL BE 10AM TO 10PM

COMIC BOOKS: 30% OFF ALL TRADES AND GRAPHIC NOVELS, ALL BACK ISSUES $1 EACH!

TOYS AND ACTION FIGURES: 40% OFF!

GAMES WORKSHOP: EVERYTHING 25% OFF!

PRIVATEER PRESS: EVERYTHING 25% OFF!

ALL OTHER WARGAMING: 25% OFF!

BOARD GAMES AND OTHER TABLETOP GAMES: 25% OFF!

ROLE-PLAYING GAMES: 25% OFF!

CCGS/LCGS (except singles): 25% OFF!

MAGIC THE GATHERING HOLIDAY GIFT BOXES: $14.99 EACH!

GAMES WORKSHOP SPACE HULK BOARD GAMES: $79.99 EACH!

BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY JOKER MASK & BOOK SETS: $24.99 EACH!

These specials cannot be combined with any other discounts

On top of all that, we will also be taking preorders for the new Magic the Gathering set: Fate Reforged, and will be discounting those as well! Booster boxes will be $89.62+tax($95.00) each, and fat packs will be $28.30+tax($30.00)!

AND we will be rolling out a new Customer Appreciation Discount Program, which will give you a percentage off of your purchases that grows the more you shop with us. For those of you who have enjoyed our old system all these years, fear not: you will start off at your current discount level. Our store credit system will now be integrated online, so you will be able to check your balance and see it on your receipts! Starting on Black Friday we’ll be launching the program with complete details, and we’ll be asking you to either update your information if you’re an existing customer, or to give us your name and email address if you’re interested in signing up. Anyone who updates or signs up on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday will get $5 in J.P. Funbux(store credit) to start them off! Your info will not be shared with anyone else, and will only be used so that we can send you event updates and coupons, or to contact you if you special order items or start a comic book pull list.

We look forward to seeing you next weekend! In the meantime: turkey turkey something pilgrims something family sports sports.

 

 

The Portal Comics and Gaming has been around for 10 YEARS now, and we are only going to keep growing and getting more and more staggeringly awesome! We love a good shindig, and we also love to acknowledge and thank all of our amazing customers, so it’s only fitting that we spend AN ENTIRE WEEKEND doing what we do best: playing games and getting folks to read more comics, but in a festive yet thrifty atmosphere. So this coming weekend, November 7th, 8th & 9th, here’s what you can experience in the shop:

EXTENDED HOURS! Because sleep is for the weak and boring, we will be open(appropriately enough) from 10AM to 10PM all three days.

ALL WEEKEND LONG: Each and every one of our comic book back issues will be 50% OFF cover price! And while you’re here, if you don’t have one already, start a comic pull list with us! You will get an insane 25% OFF of all your weekly books, as well as any trades and graphic novels you pick up. Everyone who already has a list or starts one will be entered in a drawing, and one lucky so-and-so will win a DEADPOOL #34 3D MOTION VARIANT, and another will win an ENTIRE RUN OF THE DC FUTURE’S END MOTION COVER ONE-SHOTS!

For our gamer friends we present the Board Game Gauntlet. The cabinet doors will be open all three days of the celebration, and you can go crazy learning to play any of them as much as you like! Complete three full games and you’ll get a coupon good for 25% OFF any board game purchase, and if you redeem that coupon before the celebration is over you will get entered to win a TICKET TO RIDE 10TH ANNIVERSARY GAME!

During all this madness our good friend Tim Mattes and his crew will be recording it all for his podcast, Sorry Man, I Farted(see our sidebar), and he’ll be running demos of the new Loot Letter game as well!

Refreshments and noms! Three glorious days of things that you can eat and drink, so that you may have the strength required for maximum fun!

FRIDAY EVENTS:

Magic Standard players! You are going to want to make sure you hit up our FNM, since 1st place is going to win the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2014 GARRUK AXE AND BLACK PLANESWALKER SET! It all starts at the usual 7pm, and entry will be $20. If the turnout is big enough, there will be additional prizes for other top players as well.

SATURDAY EVENTS:

Warmachine & Hordes players! We are having a 50 point Steamroller, and the top three players will get a trophy, a pin, AND a store gift certificate! Dice start rolling at 11am, entry is $15, and the event will be deathclock with specialists, with all other rules being baseline.

D&D and Pathfinder players! Our local DMs and GMs are running new player-friendly adventures(the D&D will be 4th Edition Living Forgotten Realms) from 11am-3pm and from 4pm-8pm, and it’s free to play!

SUNDAY EVENTS:

Magic Modern players! Guess what we still have? It’s a sealed booster box of Modern Masters! At 12 noon there will be a tournament, and that box will get divided up amongst the top 8 players. $15 entry. If the turnout is large enough we’ll also throw in some gift certificates as well.

Warhammer 40K players! At 11am we will be having a 1500 point tournament. Your army must be battle-forged, and the missions presented will use tactical objectives. The top three players will get gift certificate prizes! $10 entry.

But wait, there’s more! Right around the corner we’ll be appearing up at MEPACON, then there will be a huge Black Friday sale, and beyond that the future will bring:

-A new register system which will allow you to track your store credit, gift cards, and an online store

-MORE new product lines, and increased inventory. Where will we put it? I have no idea!

-Even more events, for an even larger and more diverse selection of games

-Cyborg parts for Jared, Lexx will finally beat out the mop for Employee of the Month, and Kurt becomes Quilt Show world champion!

We’ll see you all next weekend. In the interim, don’t forget the Secret Word:

pee-wee

October. It is one of our favorite months. We can wear hoodies again. We can choke down pumpkin spice-flavored things with reckless abandon. We get to sacrifice the five archetypes in order to keep the Ancient Ones from rising up and destroying us all-

Uh. I mean… KITTIES!

Totally not plotting to steal your breath while you sleep.

Totally not plotting to steal your breath while you sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But most of all, it is a time when we can break out all of our scary stories and horror-themed games! And so we present to you the following fun things:

Halloween Comicfest & Spooky Game Day, October 25th, 11am to 9pm: There will be free promotional comics, free refreshments, and lots of demos for games that prominently feature zombies and Cthulhu!

Magic the Gathering Halloween Boo-ster draft, October 31st, 7pm: We managed to get our sweaty paws on some boxes of Innistrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored, so we’re going to have a draft tournament with them on Halloween!

Featured Games: Our miniature game of the month is Malifaux, from Wyrd. It’s a fun card-based skirmish game that’s equal parts horror/wild west/steampunk. We’ll be running demos as often as possible, and our official demo day is October 11th. As for board games and tabletop picks, this time around we have:

CHUPACABRA: SURVIVE THE NIGHT

Roll the dice, then sick your goatsucker on innocent farm animals. Yay!

Roll the dice, then sick your goatsucker on innocent farm animals. Yay!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELDER SIGN

Gather your team of insanely outmatched investigators and try to prevent the rise of those pesky elder gods.

Gather your team of insanely outmatched investigators and try to prevent the rise of those pesky elder gods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOMBIES KEEP OUT

Turns out goblins don't like zombies either. Assemble the gadgets that will keep them out of your workshop!

Turns out goblins don’t like zombies either. Assemble the gadgets that will keep them out of your workshop!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEZ GOTH

Amass enough slack and gloom to be the one goth in your house who isn't a lame poseur.

Amass enough slack and gloom to be the one goth in your house who isn’t a lame poseur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIGHT OF THE GRAND OCTOPUS

You're chosen cultists who just want to allow the Grand Octopus to rise once again. He has eight arms to hug you with!

You’re chosen cultists who just want to allow the Grand Octopus to rise once again. He has eight arms to hug you with!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get a demo or learn to play any of these games and get your own for 20% off! We also have 1st Edition Malifaux at 30% off, and all of our other horror games will be on sale from the 25th to the 31st!

Until next time, don’t forget to blow on the conch.

DO IT.

DO IT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khans of Tarkir, the newest set for Magic the Gathering, is here! We have booster packs, booster boxes, fat packs, intro packs, event decks, singles, and supplies, so come on down and see what gamers everywhere have been raving about!

“I heard there’s a planeswalker in it who turns into a DRAGON!!” -Timmy, collector of dragons

“They reprinted Onslaught fetch lands!” -Scumbag Steve, dealer aspirant

“Meh.” -Old School Ollie, the unimpressed

“Morph is back? For real?!” -no one

There will be a booster draft Launch Party tonight at 7, which will kick off our Khan Clan Contest. From now until the end of the year, the top two players at each Friday Night Magic will go up on the poster, representing for their favorite clan: Abzan, Sultai, Mardu, Jeskai, or Temur. At the end of December we will tally up the results, and the top 3 players will receive some very special prizes!

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Then on Sunday, October 19th we will have Game Day, which will be a free Standard tournament. Everyone who enters will get this(while supplies last):

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And top 8 will each get one of these:

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AND 1st place overall gets this:

Game-Day-Playmat

 

 

 

 

 

And there’s more Magic events coming up soon: Grand Prix Trials, StarCityGames Game Nights, 10th Anniversary Events, and more! Stay tuned!

 

The beans, they are now spilled. The cat? It’s out of the bag. I see you shiver, with

rocky

 

 

 

 

 

You may have noticed the countdown clock off to the side there. What’s it all about, you ask?

GET ON WITH IT!!!

GET ON WITH IT!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This November marks TEN YEARS of continuous comic book and game peddling, and that’s all the reason we need to throw the biggest celebration in our decade-long history! The weekend of 11/7, 11/8 and 11/9 there will be HUGE COMIC BOOK AND GAMING EVENTS, MASSIVE SALES, and so much more!

There might also be some loose hawks up in here.

There might also be some loose hawks up in here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the coming weeks we will drop all the details on you, and you can plan accordingly. Might we suggest:

-Digging through all available sofa cushions and vehicle cup holders

-Coming up with a convincing story for taking a weekend off from work

-Blowing up your social media and inviting all of the geeks in your life, especially Grandma

Because even she is now sick to death of Wii Bowling.

Because even she is now sick to death of Wii Bowling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned! And in the meantime, be sure to get your butts down here for the Magic: Khans of Tarkir prerelease sealed deck tournaments. The set looks awesome, and this weekend is going to be a lot of fun! So many exclamation points!!!

Hello all! I hope you had a lovely Labor Day, and avoided asphyxiating  in the death soup outside.

Definitely getting too old for this.

Definitely getting too old for this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Star Trek Attack Wing event, which was moved to this Saturday, will be a free 120 pt. constructed tournament, since Organized Play product has dried up. If Wizkids makes more available then we will get right on it and carry on with The Collective. Lesson learned. Sorry for the inconvenience, everyone. While we’re on the subject, Dice Masters product is also seemingly more scarce than copies of Action Comics #1, but we’ll let you know when more comes in, and then we will begin Organized Play for that as well. The good news here is that Heroclix is in full swing, so check out our calendar and get in on the goodness!

 

 

…something about gunpowder and Anonymous. But enough about that. It’s update time!

-We will be closed on Labor Day-  Monday, September 1st. Because Renn Faire.

-There are a few Magic: From the Vault: Annihilation remaining as of this writing, and one will be given away for first place in the Standard tournament on Sunday, 8/24!

-We are now taking preorders on Magic: Khans of Tarkir!

-We are very excited to announce that StarCityGames Game Night begins 9/3 with a Standard event and squirrel goodness up for grabs! See the calendar for more info.

-Our Heroclix War of Light event for 8/28 is full- thanks for the huge response! We are tweaking things so that we can accommodate even more players for Month Two! Check out the calendar for more details.

-Lots of our favorite hard-to-find games are back in stock! Come on down and get Caverna: The Cave Farmers, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Splendor, Takenoko, the new Dungeons and Dragons 5E/Next books, and more!

-The largest, most insane event we have ever done is almost upon you. Oh yes. I am doing a happy dance. And soon, so shall YOU.

And here’s what we will be rocking on the demo table for September. Learn to play one of these and get 20% off of your very own copy!

QUILT SHOW

Do you have what it takes to win first prize? I doubt it, rookie. Prepare to get crafty, and then COMFY!

Do you have what it takes to win first prize? I doubt it, rookie. Prepare to get crafty, and then COMFY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MACHI KORO

All of the fun of building a major city, without those pesky permits and protests!

All of the fun of building a major city, without those pesky permits and protests!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAR REALMS

The ships go "pew pew!" and the aliens go "blaaargabloop!" and then it's all like "kablowpssshhhh!!!".

The ships go “pew pew!” and the aliens go “blaaargabloop!” and then it’s all like “kablowpssshhhh!!!”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now our lives all have meaning. Yay!

I'm going to eat so many scotch eggs. And then drown them in mead.

I’m going to eat so many scotch eggs. And then drown them in mead.

 

 

 

Sorry, folks. A few days ago a mysterious festival appeared in my neighborhood, and I investigated it and soon became lost in a world of deep-fried food, polkas, and surly teenagers. This is why the update for August is so late. In fact, it is only due to the swift and daring intervention of the Bethlehem Horse Force that I escaped with my life!

Thank you, you glorious equine warriors.

Thank you, you glorious equine warriors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So anyway. August. The calendar is now updated, and we have events aplenty! Take a look and discover the gaming joy, oh Doubter of My Veracity. All sorts of new and exciting stuff, like Heroclix Night and another Magic Conspiracy booster draft! We are very excited about the featured demo games for this month as well. Come in and test drive any of them and get 20% off of your very own copy, that you can hug and pet and call George.

CARGO NOIR info

Smuggling illicit goods, without all that pesky gunfire.

Smuggling illicit goods, without all that pesky gunfire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SULTANIYA info

Parrot with annoying Gilbert Gottfried voice not included.

Parrot with annoying Gilbert Gottfried voice not included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEASONS info

The contents of this box will give you a components-gasm.

The contents of this box will give you a components-gasm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There it is: my gift to you, gentle customer. Before I disappear back into the internet mists remember this: cheesesteak eggrolls and fried Twinkies might seem delicious after several beers, but there is no Pepto on Earth that can save you from poor life decisions.

pukey