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Offline Kaile_Bloodhammer

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Death of a FLGS
« on: November 29, 2005, 05:10:22 PM »
As of Monday the 28th the Rogue's Den clsoed its doors for the time. I am not sure when the final descion was reached but I was conatacted on Friday evening about it. When i got there later i found the place to be picked pretty clean. most of the tables and Slats had all been sold and nearly all of the gaming stock was gone.
The Den endure for a little over a year, and for those who were loyal customers it was a great place to hang out and play wargames, vidoegames and roleplaying games. Sadly due in part to some serious bad mouthing from two ther local store decitzens as well as some of the store management many people who would have found a new home at the Den were turned away because they were the "Wal-Mart of gaming stores and just want to put evryone else out of business".
It is always sad to see a FLGS go, but more so for me as i was one of the founfding members of the store. I was there at the begining when it was all justed hush planning in back of our previous store. I and one of the owners were the ones who made 90% of the terrain there with the help of a few others. It is just sad to see something you put so much work into die.

Sean Mebert
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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2005, 05:31:31 PM »
Bother.


that place looked to be the model of modern maintstream gaming.    ah well, now i need a new road trip destination.

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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2005, 05:57:29 PM »
That's sad to hear. :(

For you Philly guys, I'd say that Maplewood Hobby is reletively equidistant, although it couldn't hold a candle to what  I've seen of the Den...

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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2005, 06:14:40 PM »
The Den was an awesome store, 20+ tables, and all the terrain you could want! it will be sorely missed.

As to maplewood, sadly, that is abotu 2+hours from here, the den was 45 minutes..  I wil definitely make the trek up there, but, i doubt it will be a "weekly/monthly" thing.

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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2005, 08:07:12 PM »
ahh... I misjudged the distance. :(

I'm glad I have 3 game stores (with tables) within about 45 minutes, but if any of them closed, I'd be sad.  They each have their own clientele and unique charm, and it always sucks when one closes.
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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2005, 08:20:03 PM »

I'm glad I have 3 game stores (with tables) within about 45 minutes, but if any of them closed, I'd be sad.  They each have their own clientele and unique charm, and it always sucks when one closes.

be glad that you have one...most of the stores out here are so heavily up to their ears in English pewter that the costs of the required orders prevent them from seriously carrying any other lines...

Also...the English requirement that no competing product be placed within 20 feet of their products prevents most stores, since most stores are so small, from carrying competetive items...

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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2005, 08:32:26 PM »
Thanks everyone.  it is nice to get sympathy from everyone who has and has not been there.

and Wow...i had not realized that was my first post here.  i have been here before and have been playing Warzone fore about 7 mothes and have a 1000+ pt DL army and live within about 20min of Excelsior and am resculpting the Unholy carronade.   it is amazing with all that i have never posted here.

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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2005, 09:05:47 AM »
I was planning on stopping by at some point in the future, if I took a trip down to South Jersey.  :-\
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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2005, 12:21:11 PM »
It is Quite sad isn't it.  I am really new to Warzone, like only 6 month into playing it.  I love it, and so does my wife!!  "Rogue's Den" was the place that we learned it, and met friends to play it with.  We were so sad cause it was a nice escape from everything else, and the staff and regulars there were so friendly.  We bought one of the game slats and some terrain last week, because we wanted to hang on to a little piece of the place.  So for now I don't know where we are gonna play.  We live 1/4 mile down the road and it was right there, all the time.  We will never forget "Rogue's Den" and there are a lot of us that feel the same way.

To you and all those that helped you create "all the terrain you could want"....
To all those who made the "Den" what it was, and still is to us....

WELL DONE!!!
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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2005, 12:37:32 PM »
Lucky... livin' right down the street from a store... :(
of course, if I did, I'd be in debt up to my eyeballs. :)
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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2005, 12:46:58 PM »
I was lucky!  It just kinda fell in my lap.  One day... it was just there.  So I went. 
The down side is that now I have to drive by there 3-4 times a day and think, "This really Sucks!"
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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2005, 05:49:47 PM »
Thanks everyone.  it is nice to get sympathy from everyone who has and has not been there.

and Wow...i had not realized that was my first post here.  i have been here before and have been playing Warzone fore about 7 mothes and have a 1000+ pt DL army and live within about 20min of Excelsior and am resculpting the Unholy carronade.   it is amazing with all that i have never posted here.

First off, Sean, welcome!

Secondly, feel free to e-mail me (see those little icons under my avatar?) or call me (484-494-0351).  I live about 8 minutes from Alternate Universes and will gladly show up there, as will Jeff, Bryon, and others.

Thirdly, it sucks that the Den closed.  I'd like to talk to you about it, but not here.

Lastly, I would like to say to all here that Sean is a fine person, player, and an excellent sculptor/painter.  I am sure that you'll be seeing some of his work.
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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2005, 05:51:09 PM »
It is Quite sad isn't it.  I am really new to Warzone, like only 6 month into playing it.  I love it, and so does my wife!!  "Rogue's Den" was the place that we learned it, and met friends to play it with.  We were so sad cause it was a nice escape from everything else, and the staff and regulars there were so friendly.  We bought one of the game slats and some terrain last week, because we wanted to hang on to a little piece of the place.  So for now I don't know where we are gonna play.  We live 1/4 mile down the road and it was right there, all the time.  We will never forget "Rogue's Den" and there are a lot of us that feel the same way.

To you and all those that helped you create "all the terrain you could want"....
To all those who made the "Den" what it was, and still is to us....

WELL DONE!!!


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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2005, 07:29:24 PM »
I was planning on stopping by at some point in the future, if I took a trip down to South Jersey.  :-\

guess that trip is on the shelf now...

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Re: Death of a FLGS
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2005, 08:38:12 PM »
It is Quite sad isn't it.  I am really new to Warzone, like only 6 month into playing it.  I love it, and so does my wife!!  "Rogue's Den" was the place that we learned it, and met friends to play it with.  We were so sad cause it was a nice escape from everything else, and the staff and regulars there were so friendly.  We bought one of the game slats and some terrain last week, because we wanted to hang on to a little piece of the place.  So for now I don't know where we are gonna play.  We live 1/4 mile down the road and it was right there, all the time.  We will never forget "Rogue's Den" and there are a lot of us that feel the same way.

To you and all those that helped you create "all the terrain you could want"....
To all those who made the "Den" what it was, and still is to us....

WELL DONE!!!


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Welcome!  Nice tagline.  Say, "Hello," to Shannon for me.
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It'll be great since it is cold outside!! :-\
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