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Avoiding Catastrophic Failure In Your Absence
It seems like only yestermonth that  I observed how badly I needed a vacation , and I finally took one last week, driving with the family out to the balmy climes of Anaheim for a day of merriment at Disneyland California Adventure.  The girls had been to th...

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Avoiding Catastrophic Failure in Your Absence
It seems like only yestermonth that I observed how badly I needed a vacation , and I finally took one last week, driving with the family out to the balmy climes of Anaheim for a day of merriment at Disneyland California Adventure.  The girls had been to the...

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Curves and Lines of Grand Designs
So, E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) came and went for 2017. The announcement that won the show? It depends whom you ask.  But the company that won the industry? Right now I have to go with Microsoft, even though their current mainline console, the...

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Melodies of 1983 (I Said I'm Full)
It's difficult to get a true sense of the glut of product we're seeing in the hobby tabletop space right now, because even a diversified store only sees a sliver of it at any one time.  There is simply so much of it that attempting to sell any new title is ...

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Thoughts, Part 8
The last few weeks have been a real experience in the trade.  I needed a vacation before; now I need a sabbatical.  And that ain't coming, so I guess I'll settle for continuing to see singles sales grow. May was soft overall, expectedly so.  In the absence ...

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Ocean Breeze Soap Will Get You Clean
In a classic scene from The Muppets Take Manhattan , Kermit the Frog stumbles into a frog-operated advertising bureau struggling to come up with a new product slogan.  He tells them his name is Phil the Frog, and they introduce themselves as Bill the Frog, ...

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Substitution of Cases for Video Game Disc Media
In preparing to go large-scale with video games and especially on the expectation that some online aggregation system is likely a-brewing, I recently took a look at disc media cases to see what the outlook was for improving the condition of high-value games...

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Chasing Tornadoes
Talula, Talula, I don't want to lose it It must be worth losing If it is worth something... And I never cared too much for the money But I know right now, honey That it's in God's hands, But I don't know who the father is. -Tori Amos In the "games" business...

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Stabbing Westward
It's happening: Desert Sky Games: Gilbert will be moving to nearby Chandler ! We know this is a big announcement and will set off a lot of questions.  It's too soon for some of them but perfect for others: Q: Where exactly in Chandler? A: We are not at libe...

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Thoughts, Part 7
Yesterday was the first of May, and in addition to what JoCo would recommend we be doing, this meant the beginning of a whirlwind cycle of releases, convention appearances, and oh yeah moving the Gilbert store to adjacent Chandler, as is now about 98% likel...
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