We are still working on getting some things finished for the opening of the second location. Our target opening date is August 14th. Stay tuned for more updates. We apologize for the delay.
Archives for July 2019
We are moving the fixtures and boxes of comics from the old location of 54 E Patrick St to our second location at 25 Maple Avenue in Walkersville tomorrow.
As a result, we are in need of volunteers to help us do so. If you are available between 10 am and 6 pm tomorrow, let us know. You can either email us at [email protected] or call us at 301-360-5843.
The comic boxes weigh around 50 pounds each and the display cases/bookshelves are much more, so the more people who help the better. We’ll have drinks and food.
Plus, you get to see the new location ahead of time!
Any assistance people can give us would be greatly appreciated.
Warcry Is Almost Here!
The skirmish based version of Age of Sigmar looks to be very interesting. We will have a demo copy in the store hopefully today (depending on FedEx) or at the latest on Monday.
If you’re a fan of Kill Team or if you like the idea but prefer fantasy based miniatures, you’re going to want to check this out.
Read up on Warcry here….
We are looking for someone who is interested in running demos for this at the larger location. You don’t know about the larger location? Click on the link below for some great news that is sure to get you excited about gaming in Frederick, Maryland.
If you’re interested in helping us demo Warcry, email us at [email protected]
Here is an unboxing video showing all of the great things that come in the starter….
WHAT’S ARRIVING FOR WARCRY?
Games Workshop is supporting the release of Warcry with some great new products. Don’t forget that our prices are 10% off of the suggest retail price listed in these descriptions.
This is the list of releases for August 3rd…
Warcry Starter Set
- A brand-new skirmish games system for 2 or more players set in the Mortal Realms
- Introduces all-new Chaos miniatures, scenery and narrative campaigns
- The game is fast to play, and full of devastating combos enabling you to deal loads of damage
- This box contains everything you need to start playing Warcry, including:
– The Warcry Core Book containing all the rules needed to play
– 2 brand-new Chaos warbands
– Brand-new Chaotic beasts
– New terrain designed just for Warcry
– All the cards, tokens and tools to help you get the most out of your battles
– Supports 8 new Chaos warbands and 9 existing Age of Sigmar factions
Warcry Core Book
- The complete rulebook for Warcry available separately
- The full rules for playing games of Warcry
- Guidance for open, narrative, and matched play gaming
- Campaign section supports 8 new Chaos warbands and 9 existing Warhammer Age of Sigmar factions
Warcry: Cypher Lords
- A warband which drive their foes to insanity with sorcerous illusions and hallucinatory potions
- A brand-new Warcry warband containing 8 Cypher Lords Citadel Miniatures and all of the cards you need to use them in games, including:
– fighter cards, a warband ability card and divider cards
Warcry Battleplan Cards
- 108 cards to help you set up your games of Warcry
- Includes 36 Deployment cards, 36 Twist cards, and 36 Victory cards
- These are already included in the Warcry Starter Set
- An essential purchase for customers who have only bought the Warcry Core Book
Warcry Carry Case
- A Warcry-branded case to carry your warbands in style
- Carries up to 20 miniatures
- Rigid foam case with zip lock for extra protection
- The Warcry logo is printed on one side in white, with a white skull icon on the reverse
Warcry Card Packs Dispenser
- Warcry rules for 9 existing factions, supplied in a dispenser
– 3 Stormcast Eternals – 3 Nighthaunt – 2 Idoneth Deepkin
– 2 Daughters of Khaine – 2 Legions of Nagash – 1 Flesh-eater Courts
– 3 Gloomspite Gitz – 1 Ironjawz – 1 Bonesplitterz
- Each set includes fighter cards, a warband ability card, and divider cards
US $144/ CAN $180
Warcry: Corpsewrack Mausoleum
- A themed environment set for games of Warcry
- Contains the scenery, gameboard, tokens and rules you need to play games in a mysterious mausoleum
If you are interested in one of these great products, let us know so we can ensure that we have a copy for you.
While excavating our backroom yesterday, we came across these very cool pieces of comic book history–newspaper inserts from the early 1940s of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. These particular inserts came from The Baltimore Sun.
Four of these are in great condition while the fifth one is incomplete. Brainstorm Comics and Gaming will be bringing these five issues (along with other assorted goodies) to the Frederick Comic Con tomorrow, July 21st. If you want to get a closer look at comic book history, stop by our booth.
For those who aren’t familiar with the character and its history (along with their legendary creator), check out the following link.
It’s finally a done deal. Brainstorm Comics and Gaming is proud to announce we will be bringing both the comic collecting and the gaming communities of the area the full experience that they deserve. In order to do so, we have signed a lease for a 4,000 square foot location at 25 Maple Avenue in Walkersville, Maryland with a targeted opening day of Wednesday July 31st.
This second location (yes, we are keeping the store at 117 N. Market St in downtown Frederick as well) will address the aspects our customers have been asking for. Yes, we listen to what you are looking for.
So what does this new location give you that you’ve been requesting?
1) PARKING! We know this is one of the bigger complaints about downtown for those who only make the trek there for Brainstorm. For those who would rather not pay for parking or for those who normally don’t go downtown, hopefully this provides a palatable alternative.
And we know we are going to need that ample parking because of reasons two and three.
2) GAMING SPACE! 1400 of the 4000 square feet will be dedicated to tables for gaming. We will have tables available for roleplaying games, Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, board games, Warhammer, and much, much more. Regardless of what your favorite game is, Brainstorm Comics and Gaming will have you covered.
We will be running events on a regular basis. Our goal is to build a vibrant community that fosters friendships and camaraderie. Keep an eye out for more news.
This community starts with YOU!
3) BACK ISSUES GALORE! Over the last few years we have been commended on a regular basis for our back issue selection; however, we can say with full confidence that you ain’t seen nothing yet.
For the last five years, Brainstorm Comics and Gaming has been accumulating collections with our eye on this goal more than 1000 long boxes of comics will make their way into the store. We have no doubt that this location will become a hub for both longtime and new collectors to either augment or build their collection.
Each week our goal is to add between 5,000 and 10,000 books to the inventory with having 150,000 to 200,000 books in the store at any given time. Obviously getting to that point will take us a few months but trust is when we say the selection will be extensive.
4) A WIDE SELECTION! Much like our downtown location, we plan on presenting an inventory that is guaranteed to please any hobbyist. Thousands of graphic novels, over 1000 board games, an unmatched Warhammer selection, Pokemon and Magic (yes, including the return of singles). It will take us a few months to meet our full inventory goals, but you will not be disappointed even in the growing stages.
We want to be hobby store that the Frederick area not only wants, but the one it deserves. The 35 years of support has allowed us to grow to this point and we thank every single one of you for that opportunity.
With this growth, we know there will be inevitable questions like…..
Where do I pick up my subscription?
The answer is the store of your choosing. This growth is about giving you more choices and more services.
If you have other questions, let us know.
I know it took a lot longer than what I intended for this larger location (I’ve been talking about it for three years so I’m sure some of you thought I was making it up) but we wanted to ensure we found the right space, not just for us as the owners, but for you as the customers.
Trust me when I say this is just the beginning. We have much more on the horizon.
So whether you’re a longtime tried and true member of the Brainstorm Comics and Gaming family, someone who drifted away for whatever reason or a person who hasn’theard of us previously, you’re going to want to be a part of our future.
Just remember to bring sunglasses and suntan lotion because it’s going to be bright and sunny.
Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter for more announcements.
Brainstorm Comics and Gaming, now located at 117 N. Market St in downtown Frederick, Maryland, is digging through our backroom as we prepare to make a big announcement. Our last big announcment was our move to North Market Street; the upcoming announcement is BIGGER!
In the meantime, we are bagging and boarding and sorting through collections we have purchased over the last four and a half years. As we excavate the backroom, we are rediscovering some gems that we had forgotten. An example is this copy of DC Comic’s Forever People #6 from 1972 by the legnedary Jack “King” Kirby.
If you aren’t familiar with the Jack Kirby’s Fourth World, be sure to check out the link below. Discover why the contributions to the medium by the man, the myth, the legend is unparalleled.