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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:03 pm GMT    Post subject: Not sure if you know... Reply with quote

In an effort to bring a higher profile to this game I like (read: new addiction), I wanted to let you know about two retailers in Aurora, Illinois that I visited and saw no DD presence so I'm not sure if you knew of them...

1. Game Knight near the Fox Valley Mall http://www.gameknightgaming.com/

2. In the Fox Valley Mall, Gamers World http://www.westfield.com/us/retailers/us-gamers-world-new/foxvalley
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:35 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure if you go into about 80% of the game stores around the country, they don't carry Dragon Diceâ„¢. The only way we get into stores is if they see people playing it. And they are open-minded about it. I had one store owner tell me that the only games that gamers want are trade-card games. He wouldn't admit that anyone ever plays board games. And this was at GenCon where Catan had about 25% of the exhibit hall!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:41 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, unfortunately the impression that the game has is one of being 'dead' years ago. Its not enough for us to call them and tell them we aren't dead. They want someone local to run events, etc.

That person is most likely to be you Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:53 pm GMT    Post subject: LOL... Reply with quote

I see how it is... Mr. Green

Well, I'm all about that from a conceptual point, but right now my time is limited with owning a restaurant (so 9:30-8:30 most everyday and time on Sundays). I know you get the picture.

I guess the question is, should I just show up and start playing DD in their gaming area...LOL

8 more dice today to inventory...649...whee!
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465 dice and counting...
now 641 and counting...(the wife isn't suspicious yet)...06/05/13
649...6/12/13
Might have an actual addiction...die 1000 Gold Speed Slipper...07/04/13
Final Count 1212
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:06 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. That is exactly how it is. See how we get you hooked and then soon we own you!

bbbwwwhhhhaaaahhhhaaaaaa!

If I can be nosy, what type of restaurant?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:36 pm GMT    Post subject: Restaurant... Reply with quote

Chicago Style Hot Dog Place...

Gyros, Dogs, Beef, Chicken, Steak, Salads, Soup...more...

www.weedeesnorthaurora.com
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465 dice and counting...
now 641 and counting...(the wife isn't suspicious yet)...06/05/13
649...6/12/13
Might have an actual addiction...die 1000 Gold Speed Slipper...07/04/13
Final Count 1212
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:35 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

You keep getting my hopes up. I keep seeing Aurora, and have to remind myself that it's not Aurora, CO...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:33 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cliff Wiggs and Chuck Pint are both quite correct. The only way to get Dragon Diceâ„¢ into your local stores is to be there, playing it, running demos, making it seem real to the owner instead of just something they're talking about online.

After a couple of years running our group in Los Angeles, I was able to get Dragon Diceâ„¢ into TWO of our favorite game stores:

Knight Ware, Inc.
and
Emerald Knights Comics & Games

We are running events regularly every Thursday and I created a Facebook Community page:
www.facebook.com/SoCalDragonDice

And after a time they'll see people playing it in their store -- inevitably they'll see dollar signs when they realize that these gamers are gonna buy it from an online retailer if they don't actually stock their own shelves....

It takes time and lots of patience (especially with retailers who are distracted by the latest fad from Cryptozoic or whatever new release MtG is putting out), but you will succeed if you plant yourself there in that store and roll them bones!

Mr. Green
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