|849-851 Main St., Dickson City|
As I walked in, I thought about finding a local historical society and borrow an old miner's helmet. The store is DARK. Sure it was an overcast day, but there were two small hanging lamps lighting specific tables and nothing else was lit. And it's not as if there weren't people in the store. There were two woman playing some game on their computer network, some kids perusing merchandise, two guys playing 40k, and a three player of the Babylon 5 CCG, plus the ever-reading register guy. If they can't afford to turn on the lights then, do they save it for giant GW or Magic tourneys?
|Oooh, I forget about this light as well.|
|Dreadnought, off the scout squad, corner pocket.|
Role-Playing: When I walked around the 40k tables I came upon their main role-playing section, a number of long racks stretching across the 20-25 foot section of wall and two four-sided freestanding displays. The first thing that caught my eye on the displays was the Torg: Los Angeles Sourcebook. I found it amusing for a number of reasons: a) it was the only Torg product in the store b) it was full retail, where everything else around it had a discounted sales sticker c) I lied, there was another Torg book... another Los Angeles sourcebook! Throw in some L5R CCG and collectible mini game blisters and it wasn't an impressive display.
The racks were a mismatched collection of 3.X, 4th edition and Pathfinder with most of the racks filled in with old issues of Dungeon Magazine. A lot of single issues filling a lot of otherwise empty spaces . I guess I should add here the I did spy some issues of Game Trade Magazine on one of the game tables, so special ordering is possible.
|Quick pic of the roleplaying shelves. That's a LOT of old magazine covering up shelf space.|
|The Warhammer/40k stock... and another light.|
Staff: the ever diligent guy reading behind the register did acknowledge me and was quite pleasant. Bare minimum in traditional retail, but in gaming retail that's a step in the right direction
|Random sealed copies of Blood Bowl adorned the shelves. $82.50 each|
|The even more disturbing (but better lit) backroom for tournament overflow I gather.|
On the Gaming with the Gnomies rating scale, I give Adventure Games 2 out of 5 Gnomes.