Friday Update: We Got Games!


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Are you looking to get your hands on the hottest CCGs, RPGs and Board Games the moment they come into our shops? Then today is your lucky day at the Hairy Tarantula – we’ve got new gaming in stock and ready to find a home with you!

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Board Games & Card Games

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Descent: Guardians Of Deephall
Descent: Natures
Game of Thrones LCG: Deadly Game
Age Of War
Lord of the Rings: Night On The Doorstep
Talisman Deep Realms
40K Gift Of The Ethereals
XCom The Board Game
The X-Files Board Game
Machi Koro Harbor Expansion
Video Game High School
Ancient World
Espana 201 Volume 1
C&C Napoleonics Expansion Prussians
Next War Taiwan
Blue Cross White Ensign

Roleplaying Games & Supplies

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40K RPG Dark Heresy Game Masters Kit
Doctor Who RPG: Seventh Doctor Sourcebook
Pathfinder Inner Sea Pawns
Flipmat Flooded Dungeon
Tech Deck Item Cards
Adventure Iron Gods
Iron Gods Map Folio
Storytellers Thesaurus


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Battlestar Galactica Boardgame
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Sushi Go!
Dead Of Winter

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Stop by either one of our two locations today to browse literally thousands of the best games at amazing prices – no matter what your poison is, we’ve got the game for you.

– Team Tarantula: “Rolling With It Since ’94”

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The Fro Knows: Dealing in the Dark


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With the release of Fate Reforged, the Modern format was shaken up in a big way. Not only were Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time banned from Modern play, format all-star Birthing Pod got the axe as well. Two of the more oppressive strategies, Abzan Pod and Blue/Red Delver, were effectively crippled – creating a far more open format. In the wake of these bannings, it’s now safe to brew again. Archetypes once dead and buried by Treasure Cruise and Birthing Pod are now back and better than ever, including one of my favourite pet decks: Pox.

Sometimes also known as 8 Rack, Pox aims to strip away the opponent’s hand and grind out their life total with The Rack and Shrieking Affliction. With the advent of M15’s Waste Not, the archetype received a major power boost, only for it to be taken away by Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time. Unfortunately for Pox, a deck filled to the brim with discard spells tends to fill up the opponent’s graveyard awfully fast, making Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time and Snapcaster Mage considerably stronger. When Delver was arguably the strongest deck in Modern, this simple fact proved to be a death knell for Pox.

Now that these former powerhouses have met their demise, discard strategies are suddenly viable again, and I’ve made it my mission to bring Pox back to its former glory. With a little brewing and a slight splash of Red, I believe I’ve figured out how to make Pox competitive in this new age of Modern.

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Wednesday is New Comic Day at the Hairy Tarantula!


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It’s Wednesday morning and we’re busy as beavers here at the Hairy T because today is the most important day of the week for book nerds – New Comic Day! Whether you’re looking for comics, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, manga or anime the Hairy T has got what you need every Wednesday.

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Outcast TPB Vol 1
Saga TPB Vol 1
Stinky Cecil In Operation Pond Rescue
Suicide Risk TPB Vol 1
Katabasis I TPB
Mega Man TPB Vol 8: Redemption
Sonic Universe TPB Vol 8: Scourge Lockdown
Sonic The Hedgehog TPB Vol 2: The Chase
Hatter M: Looking Glass Wars TPB Vol 1
Black Science TPB Vol 2: Welcome Nowhere
Captain Midnight TPB Vol 4: Crash Burn
Eightball: Ghost World TPB
Great Pacific TPB Vol 3: Big Game Hunters
Harbinger TPB Vol 6: Omegas
Twisted Dark GN Vol 3
Deadpool TPB: Ones With Deadpool
Astro City: Through Open Doors TPBNew Warriors Always and Forever Tiny Button
Tales Of Mr Rhee TPB Vol 1
Eye Of Newt HC
New Warriors TPB Vol 2: Always & Forever
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man TPB Vol 3
TMNT TPB Vol 10: New Mutant Order
Wolverine & X-Men TPB Vol 2: Death Of Wolverine
Loving Dead HC
68 TPB Vol 4: Rule Of War
GotG & All New X-Men TPB: Trial Of Jean Grey
Life Eaters TPB
Love & Rockets Library GN Vol 5
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Revelations TPB
Savage Sword Of Conan TPB Vol 18
Showcase Presents Blue Beetle TPB
Squidder TPB
Louis Riel A Comic Strip Biography TPB
Maxx: Maxximized HC Vol 3
Flash HC Vol 5: History Lessons
Strontium Dog: Life & Death Of Johnny Alpha
Slaine: Brutania Chronicles HC
Nick Fury Classic TPB Vol 2: Agent Of Shield
Spider-Man: Big Time TPB Vol 3
Border Break Artworks SC
Cataclysm: Ultimates Last Stand TPB
Bettie Page Queen Of Curves HC


While it’s certainly true that our new releases shelf is impressive, any veteran shopper at the Hairy Tarantula will tell you that our specialty is dealing in vintage, out of print and hard to find trade paperbacks. With thousands of books and over 20 years worth of titles to choose from the Hairy T is guaranteed to have something to satisfy your comic reading desires. Check out one of our many awesome classics below:

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Since 1939, Marvel Comics has helped establish the gold standard in American comics with stories that have delighted generations of fans. Marvel Essential titles collect the greatest moments from Marvel’s past – reprinting classic Bronze and Silver Age stories that are otherwise impossible to find today. With a large selection of Essential volumes, the Hairy Tarantula is where you want to be to find vintage reprints of these essential stories. Stop by today and check out our excellent selection of Marvel Essential collections at great prices:

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Do your tastes trend towards Japanese Comics? Have no fear brave traveler because the Hairy Tarantula has one of the largest collections of Manga & Manhwa in the entire country! Whether you’re looking for hot new releases or classic volumes nobody else seems to have the Hairy Tarantula is where you want to be for Manga, Anime & Manwha:


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Hayate 25 Button FinalSoul Eater TPB Vol 24
Hello Kitty: Its About Time GN
Case Closed GN Vol 53
Deadman Wonderland GN Vol 7
Dengeki Daisy GN Vol 2
Dengeki Daisy GN Vol 4
Happy Marriage GN Vol 2
Hayate Combat Butler GN Vol 25
Life After TP Vol 1
Magi GN Vol 10
Spell Of Desire GN Vol 3
Voice Over Seiyu Academy GN Vol 9
Yu Gi Oh Zexal GN Vol 6
From The New World GN Vol 6
From The New World GN Vol 7
Fairy Tail GN Vol 46
High School Debut 3In1 TPB Vol 5
One Piece 3In1 TPB Vol 11
Zombie Loan Complete Tiny ButtonYu Gi Oh 3In1 TPB Vol 1
I Dont Like You At All Big Brother GN Collected Ed Vol 4
One Piece DVD Season 6 Voyage Two
One Piece Collection #11 DVD
Sherlock Hound Complete Series DVD
Devilman 1972 Complete TV Series DVD
Mazinger Z TV Series DVD Part 2
Naruto Shippuden Uncut DVD Set 21
Zombie-Loan Complete Collection DVD
Megaman TV Series Complete Collection DVD


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Finally, it just wouldn’t be New Comic Day at the Hairy T without all of the cool toys, awesome figurines and whacky collectables we carry – check out the new stuff arriving today:

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POP! Arkham Asylum Batman Vinyl Figure
POP! Assassins Creed Arno Vinyl Figure MLP Discord Big Smaller
POP! My Little Pony Celestia Vinyl Figure
POP! My Little Pony Spitfire Vinyl Figure
POP! My Little Pony Trixie Vinyl Figure
POP! X-Men Colossus Vinyl Figure
POP! X-Men Cyclops Vinyl Figure
POP! X-Men Magneto Vinyl Figure
POP! X-Men Mystique Vinyl Figure
POP! X-Men Professor X Vinyl Figure
POP! X-Men Storm Vinyl Figure
POP! My Little Pony Discord 6 Inch Vinyl Figure


Stop by either one of our two locations today to browse literally thousands of graphic novels, manga and collections at US Cover Price – no matter what your pleasure, we’ve got a great read for you.

– Team Tarantula, “Rolling With It since 94′”

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Vangel on Vintage: Sultai Landstill


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Hello, and welcome to the first edition of Vangel on Vintage. In this series we’ll be taking a look at Eternal  MtG with a specific focus on the most popular format: Legacy. In my opinion, Legacy is the most diverse and thought-provoking format in all of Magic the Gathering. The vast array of legal and powerful cards means, that in theory at least, you can play almost any deck as long as you have some good match ups against the well established decks in the format. Today I will be presenting such a deck, in the form of a Sultai Landstill. This list abuses several key interactions in Legacy and it’s namesake, Standstill to generate so much card advantage that by the end of the game, your opponent can’t do much of anything at all.


Sultai Landstill

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4 Brainstorm
2 Counterspell
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 Dig Through Time
2 Engineered Explosives
4 Force of Will
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Liliana of the Veil
2 Pernicious Deed
2 Spell Pierce
2 Spell Snare
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1 Vendilion Clique

1 Swamp
1 Island
4 Polluted Delta
4 Mishra’s Factory
2 Misty Rainforest
3 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
2 Verdant Catacombs
4 Wasteland

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2 Chill
2 Disfigure
1 Dread of Night
2 Flusterstorm
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Krosan Grip
1 Life from the Loam
1 Notion Thief
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Venser, Shaper Savant
1 Vendilion Clique


As a deck, Landstill has been around for a very long time, at least conceptually. The whole purpose of the deck is to set up scenarios in which your opponent has to break your Standstills; thereby giving you 3 cards. This is accomplished by applying pressure with cards that don’t break your Standstill; like Mishra’s Factory and Wasteland. The best and newest addition that this archetype however is Deathrite Shaman: a card that really pushes Landstill to a whole new level. By acting as both a mana fixer and helping you apply dedicated pressure on your opponent’s life total under a Standstill, the Shaman goes a long way towards helping you overcome the downside of playing a Landstill-style deck.



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