A Day without Internet

April 22, 2015

Our internet service provider will be doing work on lines in our area overnight Wednesday 4/22 to at least Thursday afternoon 4/23 (possibly longer, but likely done by then). This means we will be losing all connection to the internet for a brief period. As soon as we are back online we will make every effort to rapidly process orders and answer questions. We apologize for the short delay and thank you for your patience.

Closed for New Year’s Holiday

December 31, 2014

We will be closed from Dec 31st to the morning of Jan 2nd for the holiday. All orders placed previous to Dec 31st will ship as scheduled. We will resume shipping again on Jan 2nd. We thank you for your patience and understanding while we take a little family break for the New Year. We hope you all have a Happy New Year!

Closed for Holiday Dec 24th and Dec 25th

December 24, 2014

We will be closed for the holiday from Dec 24th to the morning of Dec 26th. All orders placed previous to Dec 24th will ship as scheduled. We will resume shipping again on Dec 26th. We thank you for your patience and understanding while we take a little family break. We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for another successful year in business and we wish you a warm and happy holiday!

Closed for New Year’s Holiday

December 31, 2012

We will be closed on 12/31/2012 and 01/01/2013 for the New Year’s holiday. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for another successful year in business and wish you all a Happy New Year!

Fortune and Glory from Flying Frog

August 22, 2011

Flying Frog is releasing a new title called Fortune and Glory, a board game based on the pulp adventures of the 1930s. The have a nicely done write up about the game on their website. Based on my experience playing Last Night on Earth, I am looking forward to seeing this one. It is due out in September of this year. I do confess the price tag of $99.95 makes me hesitate. But in the end, as a fan of pulp I’ll likely get over that hesitation and drop some cash for this game.

Descent Second Edition Coming

August 14, 2011

For owners of the Descent: Journeys in the Dark board game, there is a second edition on the way. Fantasy Flight is working on a conversion pack so that owners of the original game do not have to go out and buy the whole game again. According to ICv2, there will be “8 new heroes, 38 new monsters, a revised experience system for upgrading heroes, a class-based hero system, campaign play, and more detailed hero summary cards.” I am especially interested in the addition of “defense dice.” I like Descent, but I have always felt that it is very much the Overlord’s game in the first half and the player’s game in the second half. I’d like to see a little more randomness added to the play and I think the defense dice may do that. The msrp on the conversion pack is expected to be $24.95. As an owner of Descent, this makes me very happy.

Blog Update

August 14, 2011

I’m in the process of moving the blog off our website at g2ch.com and on to a WordPress site. I like WordPress, but keeping it on our site is something that causes me extra work maintaining it. This seems like a better solution since it gives us what we really need, a place where we can post updates and interesting news. Since I’m losing the majority of the maintenance task, I hope to be able to spend that time posting more gaming news and updates here.

Independence Day

July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July! I’ve spent the night putting together descriptions and adding some items to the site. Some of these are older titles like Memoir ’44 and Citadels where we had one left sitting on our shelf and some of them are newer like the Maltese Cross dice we had Chessex custom make for us. We actually have several more items in waiting as well and I will be adding these items to the site over the coming week.

My wife has actually been slowly updating Gamescience dice as well. We picked up a new stock of certain colors at Origins directly from Gamescience. I had the opportunity to speak with Aaron Witten a couple of times and got some news on new processes Gamescience is using. The big change right now is all of the newer dice coming out of the molds are being hot clipped. From what I have seen this helps out significantly with the point on the die where the sprue is cut off. It’s still visible, but it is cleaner and easier to file if needed. I like what I see a lot. Aaron also told me that they have a better color matching process in place now and the colors are more likely to stay consistent between runs. Mixing plastic colors is a real pain and it can often lead to some variation between different runs. This new process solves much of that pain and I think it will be another positive step for Gamescience dice. Beyond the dice talk, I had a pleasant conversation with Aaron about general business and games we both enjoy. I went over to simply talk some quick business and ended up having a great conversation that turned out to be one of the highlights of the convention for me.

For now, it’s time to think about the holiday. We are looking forward to fireworks tonight! I hope everyone has a pleasant 4th. Steve @ g2ch

Eight Days to Origins

June 13, 2011

Origins is nearly here! Just 8 days to go. My friends and I try to go every year. For me the highlight of the show is the exhibitor floor with all the new product and demos going on. I always have an eye out for new and interesting things for the shop and the previously owned game selection gives me a chance to look for items for my personal collection. And I of course enjoy the gaming and seminars. Outside of the games there is the fun of hanging out with friends having a brew (or two) at Barleys, gyros at Mykonos Gyros in the Columbus Convention Center Food Court, and treating myself to a Buckeye Milkshake from the Krema Nut Company (which one can only have a few times a year due to fear of death from excess).

It’s always a great time and well worth the investment. If you are anywhere near Columbus, Ohio I would highly recommend you try and make it to Origins when you have the opportunity. Check out the Origins website for more information. Steve @ g2ch

Dice Bags

May 6, 2011

Just finished up posting some new dice bags. We’ve actually had these on eBay for a while and I just never got them posted here. Lately the extra large velveteen bags have been quite popular so I thought is was time that I make them available here as well. I hope to add some more dice in the next few days as well. Steve @ g2ch