There are a lot of stereotypes out there and I’m sure we’ve all ran up against them at some point in our lives. Some people are a fan of saying ‘well stereotypes are based in some truth.’ I always thought that was lazy. That was until the day I went into that other store. The store that attracted the clientele that didn’t bathe and generally treated you like a moron if you couldn’t name that Star Trek reference. One thing I can’t stand is when people do an over exaggerated examination of you. You know, the looking up and down, I’m sizing you up but ridiculously like we’re in a cartoon...a cartoon bar, even. That drives me nuts! When I went into that other store, five guys turned around and did that to me. I might be sensitive or crazy but I got the impression that with a sniff they had pretty much written me off.
This new place though has really made me excited about what tabletop gaming has to offer. Video games are sweet and will always have a top spot in my heart, for sure. However lately something about tabletop gaming is really alluring to me. I especially like the face to face interaction.
This new store also sells games; board, card, whatever you can imagine. My life has been filled with board games and I was so excited to see ones for adults that were different and thought outside the box. Most people have known about this their whole life and are kind of hard on the newblets out there like me. I wish I had known about this rich and entertaining world before now but sadly I was super mainstream, living in the pop culture bubble growing up. Now, if you’ll let me, through the next couple of posts I’ll tell you about how I’ve gotten into different parts of gaming that I’d never thought I’d go to.
It all started with a nice dude working the counter at my local gaming shop though. What about you guys? Have you found a wonderful shop that has changed how you look at games? Have you found shops you can’t believe are still open?