January 31st, 2001



The WotC game center in the University District is closing down. Or so a friend of mine who works there tells me.

I'm assuming every gamer in Seattle knows what the game center is, but I realize we're not all from Seattle, so I'll explain. A few years ago, Wizards bought up a decent-sized space and put in the game center. Downstairs was an area with lots of tables and chairs set up for playing Magic or Warhammer or even chess. There was also an area down there dedicated just to computer games. Upstairs an arcade on one side, including a BattleTech arena, and a store on the other that carried just about any RPG you could want. First of their stores as far as I know. Anyway, the place was all done up with statues and paintings of stuff from Magic:TG and just generally had a lot of style. Was a good place to hang out til they started chasing people out of the downstairs area during the day. Ah well.

I'm kind of sad to see it go, myself. I had some good times there playing Magic, Addams family pinball, or just browsing the store on my lunch hour. I'm going to try to get down there sometime during the next couple days. If anyone wants to meet me face-to-face, maybe we can work out a common time to be there.
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So, I've come to the realization (after doing a LJ search) that the only person living in Glen Cove is a 10-year-old lil girl. So, now I'm wondering if there's anyone into D&D or aware of a D&D group located in Suffolk, or near the Suffolk-Queens border?
Thanks again...

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Okay, the new D&D supplement, the "ass-kicker's handbook," a book with new feats, prestige classes, equipment, and organizations for playing fighters and monks in D&D 3rd edition.

Am I the only person who thought that this book, while pretty good, was horribly overpriced at $20?!? I guess this is how Wizards of the Coast is able to charge only $20 for the three core books; they're going to overcharge for everything else. I didn't even buy the Hero Builder's Guidebook (or whatever it was called), because they wanted $15 for something half the length of your average magazine. Yeesh.

Just wondering if I'm the only one who feels this way or not.
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