Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Day 53 of 362
Not much is going on today. Got the rim changed on the wife's car finally. It is order day at the store, so I'll be leaving to do that here shortly.
Hopefully I'll have a bit of time tonight to work on my HERO System/Champions game that runs tomorrow. These guys need a good old-fashioned fight, so I need to work on thugs to give it to them.
The P.O.D.S. unit is supposed to be at the store on Friday, thus the first step of store improvement will be taken.
As for tonight, we have Casual Magic: the Gathering going on as well as a DC Universe RPG starting up. I will say this, if our Casual M:tG night doesn't start picking up, I will can it. Right now we have as many regular Yu-gi-oh players as M:tG players showing up, which isn't many.
We have zero interest in supporting Yu-gi-oh. The singles market for it is more erratic (and less profitable overall) than Magic. The sets come out rather quickly, and they don't seem to be tested at all. Finally, after talking with a number of store owners who do carry the product, I'm finding that eighty percent of their shoplifting issues stem from their Yu-gi-oh crowds. I really don't want to get into the habit of calling the cops to bust eight to twelve year-old kids. It would be a serious bummer. Basically the Yu-gi-oh scene is where the M:tG scene was at its age. Theft is commonplace and the scene hasn't had the needed time to mature. In a few years, we'll look at it again, if the game is still around.
That's it for now... Until later...