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[OT] Gaming shop in Boston

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  • Frugal
    This is completely off topic, but as this group comprises the most geographically diverse set of gamers I know it seemed like the best place to ask... As my
    Message 1 of 12 , Sep 27, 2003
      This is completely off topic, but as this group comprises the most
      geographically diverse set of gamers I know it seemed like the best place
      to ask...

      As my Fiance and I will be heading from old England to New England for a
      bit of a holiday, does anyone know of a good role playing shop in Boston
      (or infact anywhere in New England as we will be touring around).

      --
      regards,
      Frugal
      -OS Gibbon
    • Mark Perneta
      ... OK, depending on where exactly you are in Boston and environs there are a number of shops in the area. Beginning in Boston proper and moving outward: The
      Message 2 of 12 , Sep 27, 2003
        At 04:45 PM 9/27/2003 +0100, Frugal wrote:
        >As my Fiance and I will be heading from old England to New England for a
        >bit of a holiday, does anyone know of a good role playing shop in Boston
        >(or infact anywhere in New England as we will be touring around).

        OK, depending on where exactly you are in Boston and environs
        there are a number of shops in the area. Beginning in Boston proper and
        moving outward:

        The Compleat Strategist, 201 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. This
        is about equidistant from the Symphony and Hynes/ICA stops on the Green
        Line branch of the subway/underground. Look for a really big church (the
        main/original Christian Science church, in fact) across the street from a
        large apartment block. The store is actually in the retail gallery on the
        first level of the apartment block.
        Pandemonium Books, The Garage Mall, Harvard Square,
        Cambridge. Harvard is on the Red Line branch of the subway, and is
        predictably named after a certain institution of higher learning. If you
        head up JFK Street away from Harvard itself, you will see the sign for The
        Garage on your left.
        Your Move Games, Davis Square, Somerville. Also on the Red
        Line. When you come up out of the station, you will see a small plaza area
        with some bronze statues in it. If there is a movie theater next to you,
        cross the street, then the plaza and head up Highland Avenue. The store
        will be on the left, just after an Osco Drug store. If you are looking
        across the plaza at the movie theater, go around the corner to the left,
        which will put you on Highland Avenue. Continue up Highland as above.
        The Hobby Bunker, Exchange Street, Malden. This is on the Orange
        Line, at the Malden Center stop. When you come out of the train station
        you will have to cross the street and go a bit to the right. When you see
        Exchange Street, start walking. The Hobby Bunker is almost all the way to
        the other end. Ignore the big sign overhead for "CVS". That store moved
        around the corner four or five years back, but left their sign behind.
        Danger Planet Games, 36 Spruce Street, Waltham. I'm really not
        sure how to get here by train. For driving directions, something like
        Mapblast is likely the best bet - I'd hesitate to do it myself as I have no
        idea where you'd be coming from.

        Of these, Pandemonium is likely to have the weakest selection of
        games, but they are a superior SF/F bookstore aside from that and so may be
        worth visiting anyway. Hopefully this will be of some assistance...

        Mark.

        --
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        this book as if it were a light work of fiction is entirely your own
        fault for even attempting to embark on such an endeavor."
        - Thomas Jentz, introduction to Panzer Truppen, Vol 1.
      • Vance
        In western Mass (pronounced NOT Boston area): Dragons Lair 683 Westfield St (Rt 20) West Springfield, MA or see their website http://www.d-lair.com/ If you
        Message 3 of 12 , Sep 27, 2003
          In western Mass (pronounced NOT Boston area):
          Dragons Lair
          683 Westfield St (Rt 20)
          West Springfield, MA

          or see their website http://www.d-lair.com/

          If you stop in, tell them Vance sent you.
          VR


          > This is completely off topic, but as this group comprises the most
          > geographically diverse set of gamers I know it seemed like the best place
          > to ask...
          >
          > As my Fiance and I will be heading from old England to New England for a
          > bit of a holiday, does anyone know of a good role playing shop in Boston
          > (or infact anywhere in New England as we will be touring around).
          >
          > --
          > regards,
          > Frugal
          > -OS Gibbon
        • David
          Thanks! This is only a couple of miles from where my wife grew up (Maplewood Square, Malden) and where one of my brother-in-laws still live. Next time we go
          Message 4 of 12 , Sep 27, 2003
            Thanks! This is only a couple of miles from where my wife grew up
            (Maplewood Square, Malden) and where one of my brother-in-laws still
            live. Next time we go there, I'll have to stop by,

            -- david

            > The Hobby Bunker, Exchange Street, Malden. This is on the Orange
            Line, at the Malden Center stop. When you come out of the train station
            you will have to cross the street and go a bit to the right. When you
            see Exchange Street, start walking. The Hobby Bunker is almost all the
            way to the other end. Ignore the big sign overhead for "CVS". That
            store moved around the corner four or five years back, but left their
            sign behind.
          • Frugal
            ... Cheers, these are great. Which of them would you recommend for D&D and Miniatures? -- regards, Frugal -OS Gibbon
            Message 5 of 12 , Sep 27, 2003
              <quote who="Mark Perneta">
              > OK, depending on where exactly you are in Boston and environs
              > there are a number of shops in the area. Beginning in Boston proper and
              > moving outward:

              Cheers, these are great.

              Which of them would you recommend for D&D and Miniatures?

              --
              regards,
              Frugal
              -OS Gibbon
            • Mark Perneta
              ... No problem, I m glad to help. ... Compleat Strategist has a very good collection of D&D/d20 material, and also has miniatures (albeit mostly of the GW
              Message 6 of 12 , Sep 27, 2003
                At 06:02 PM 9/27/2003 +0100, Frugal wrote:
                >Cheers, these are great.

                No problem, I'm glad to help.

                >Which of them would you recommend for D&D and Miniatures?

                Compleat Strategist has a very good collection of D&D/d20
                material, and also has miniatures (albeit mostly of the GW variety). Your
                Move Games is mostly GW and card games, with some other minis and a fair
                selection of D&D/d20. Hobby Bunker has a very good assortment of minis,
                but not as good a selection of D&D/d20 as Strategist. Danger Planet has a
                small RPG assortment (mostly of D&D/d20), but are mainly a GW (although
                they do carry other lines) based miniatures store.

                Oh, and I did forget to mention the GW store in Harvard Square. I
                suspect you can determine what they carry... <G>

                Mark.

                --
                "Any difficulty you may find while attempting to read through
                this book as if it were a light work of fiction is entirely your own
                fault for even attempting to embark on such an endeavor."
                - Thomas Jentz, introduction to Panzer Truppen, Vol 1.
              • Hugh Foster
                ... Good God. I visited Boston in 1987 (first time back since being born there 63 and leaving 9 weeks later) and dropped in at the CS. And it s still there!
                Message 7 of 12 , Sep 27, 2003
                  > The Compleat Strategist, 201 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. This
                  > is about equidistant from the Symphony and Hynes/ICA stops on the Green
                  > Line branch of the subway/underground.

                  Good God. I visited Boston in 1987 (first time back since being born
                  there '63 and leaving 9 weeks later) and dropped in at the CS. And
                  it's still there!

                  Good luck - I got some real good stuff there that trip :)

                  --

                  Hugh Foster
                  hugh@...
                  http://www.ace-dog.com
                  We're all in this together - by ourselves.


                  27/09/2003 7:46:09 PM
                • Ed Beckwith
                  Should you find yourself down in eastern connecticut,(only 2.5 hours south of boston) (home of the worlds 2 largest casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan sun) there
                  Message 8 of 12 , Sep 27, 2003
                    Should you find yourself down in eastern connecticut,(only 2.5 hours south
                    of boston) (home of the worlds 2 largest casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan sun)
                    there are 2 nice gaming stores. The Citadel, Long Hill Road, Groton, CT, is
                    a nice small local gaming store. Sarges, State Street, New London, has a
                    much larger inventory(is a comic book/anime/toy/gaming store) either are fun
                    to wander. Sarges is more fulfilling I think, on the whole.

                    Ed

                    -----Original Message-----
                    From: Frugal [mailto:frugal@...]
                    Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 11:46 AM
                    To: pcgen@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: [pcgen] [OT] Gaming shop in Boston


                    This is completely off topic, but as this group comprises the most
                    geographically diverse set of gamers I know it seemed like the best place
                    to ask...

                    As my Fiance and I will be heading from old England to New England for a
                    bit of a holiday, does anyone know of a good role playing shop in Boston
                    (or infact anywhere in New England as we will be touring around).

                    --
                    regards,
                    Frugal
                    -OS Gibbon


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                  • Vance
                    ... fun ... Wow I remember when I was stationed there, the Citadel was one of the largest in the area. How times change. ... VR
                    Message 9 of 12 , Sep 27, 2003
                      > The Citadel, Long Hill Road, Groton, CT, is
                      > a nice small local gaming store. Sarges, State Street, New London, has a
                      > much larger inventory(is a comic book/anime/toy/gaming store) either are
                      fun
                      > to wander. Sarges is more fulfilling I think, on the whole.
                      >
                      > Ed
                      Wow I remember when I was stationed there, the Citadel was one of the
                      largest in the area. How times change.
                      :(
                      VR
                    • Frugal
                      ... Ta muchly. If you see a bearded English bloke and his rather pregnant fiance looking lost in gaming shop in boston this weekend
                      Message 10 of 12 , Sep 28, 2003
                        <quote who="Mark Perneta">
                        > At 06:02 PM 9/27/2003 +0100, Frugal wrote:
                        >
                        >>Which of them would you recommend for D&D and Miniatures?
                        >
                        > Compleat Strategist has a very good collection of D&D/d20
                        > material, and also has miniatures (albeit mostly of the GW variety). Your
                        > Move Games is mostly GW and card games, with some other minis and a fair
                        > selection of D&D/d20. Hobby Bunker has a very good assortment of minis,
                        > but not as good a selection of D&D/d20 as Strategist. Danger Planet has a
                        > small RPG assortment (mostly of D&D/d20), but are mainly a GW (although
                        > they do carry other lines) based miniatures store.

                        Ta muchly. If you see a bearded English bloke and his rather pregnant
                        fiance looking lost in gaming shop in boston this weekend then feel free
                        to wave ;O)

                        --
                        regards,
                        Frugal
                        -OS Gibbon
                      • Dae Arasaka
                        Me and my game friends have found that ModernMyths at 34 Bridge Street in Northampton, MA has the best game selection around, yes it might be drive form
                        Message 11 of 12 , Sep 29, 2003
                          Me and my game friends have found that ModernMyths at 34 Bridge Street in Northampton, MA has the best game selection around, yes it might be drive form Rhode Island and even from some points in Mass. But we feel that the drive is wroth it. we have been gameing for over 20 years. We know are game shops.

                          http://www.modern-myths.com/

                          Frugal <frugal@...> wrote:

                          <quote who="Mark Perneta">
                          > At 06:02 PM 9/27/2003 +0100, Frugal wrote:
                          >
                          >>Which of them would you recommend for D&D and Miniatures?
                          >
                          > Compleat Strategist has a very good collection of D&D/d20
                          > material, and also has miniatures (albeit mostly of the GW variety). Your
                          > Move Games is mostly GW and card games, with some other minis and a fair
                          > selection of D&D/d20. Hobby Bunker has a very good assortment of minis,
                          > but not as good a selection of D&D/d20 as Strategist. Danger Planet has a
                          > small RPG assortment (mostly of D&D/d20), but are mainly a GW (although
                          > they do carry other lines) based miniatures store.

                          Ta muchly. If you see a bearded English bloke and his rather pregnant
                          fiance looking lost in gaming shop in boston this weekend then feel free
                          to wave ;O)

                          --
                          regards,
                          Frugal
                          -OS Gibbon

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                        • allenw_01234
                          Never heard of Modern Myths; must be after my time in Noho. However, I strongly recommend The Space-Crime Continuum (www.spacecrime.com) at 92 King Street,
                          Message 12 of 12 , Oct 3, 2003
                            Never heard of Modern Myths; must be after my time in Noho.
                            However, I strongly recommend The Space-Crime Continuum
                            (www.spacecrime.com) at 92 King Street, also in Northampton, MA, for
                            both books and games.
                            --- In pcgen@yahoogroups.com, Dae Arasaka <arasaka1@y...> wrote:
                            > Me and my game friends have found that ModernMyths at 34 Bridge
                            Street in Northampton, MA has the best game selection around, yes it
                            might be drive form Rhode Island and even from some points in Mass.
                            But we feel that the drive is wroth it. we have been gameing for over
                            20 years. We know are game shops.
                            >
                            > http://www.modern-myths.com/
                            >
                            > Frugal <frugal@p...> wrote:
                            >
                            > <quote who="Mark Perneta">
                            > > At 06:02 PM 9/27/2003 +0100, Frugal wrote:
                            > >
                            > >>Which of them would you recommend for D&D and Miniatures?
                            > >
                            > > Compleat Strategist has a very good collection of D&D/d20
                            > > material, and also has miniatures (albeit mostly of the GW
                            variety). Your
                            > > Move Games is mostly GW and card games, with some other minis and
                            a fair
                            > > selection of D&D/d20. Hobby Bunker has a very good assortment of
                            minis,
                            > > but not as good a selection of D&D/d20 as Strategist. Danger
                            Planet has a
                            > > small RPG assortment (mostly of D&D/d20), but are mainly a GW
                            (although
                            > > they do carry other lines) based miniatures store.
                            >
                            > Ta muchly. If you see a bearded English bloke and his rather
                            pregnant
                            > fiance looking lost in gaming shop in boston this weekend then feel
                            free
                            > to wave ;O)
                            >
                            > --
                            > regards,
                            > Frugal
                            > -OS Gibbon
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