Case in point. Last night I was wandering around there and Mike said to me, "are you looking for something?"
I explained to him that I was several months away from ending my D&D campaign and was looking for something else, something different. "Let me guess," said Mike, "you've got shelves of games at home, and none of them are right."
I agreed, and told him what games I had decided not to go with, like Pathfinder, because it was too much like what I had been running for the past several years. I asked him Dark Heresy, because I had heard some mixed reviews about it. "Let me ask you this," said Mike, "does your group know the backstory to Warhammer 40K?"
"Only two of them," I said,
"Okay, then Dark Heresy may not be for you. If you want to go with something like that, go with Only War, which I really like, because the notion of a military unit is more accessible to people, but you have to be careful with games that have a command structure some times. Your players who are commissars might start shooting other people. You can also go with Rogue Trader, because those are merchants in space, which is a pretty common concept for anyone familiar with sci-fi RPG's."
"What about Iron Kingdoms or Shadowrun?"
"Iron Kingdoms is another one that you need to know the background. Shadowrun is pretty good, but there's a new edition coming out this summer, and since every edition has been better than the last, you're better off waiting."
So, just in case you missed it, a store owner told me to not buy product on his shelves that he probably will not be able to move in a few months. Why? Because he knows it is better to keep a customer happy with good service than score a quick sale.
|Best store owner ever|
What are your thoughts on the games I asked Mike about? Comments welcome.