I think the title sums it up; in 2014 I am going to make a conscious effort to buy more products from my local game store. I like Amazon a lot. I like my Kindle. Plus, what gamer can resist buying the next hot rpg core book for $25 off the cover price? But I really like my local comic and game store. I truly believe in supporting businesses that do a great job.
My FLGS has great climate control, which many game stores seem to think is optional. The owner is friendly and orders anything that I ask him to. He has tons of cool comics. Also, there is no substitute to browsing through physical product in a store full of cool nerd merchandise.
So this year I vow not to rush to Amazon for every game purchase. I will not be enticed by pseudo-free shipping offers (which is now offered on orders over $35? What the hell, Amazon). I will pay the MSRP on quality products and support a store that enriches my community.
If you are in the area stop by:
Excalibur Comics and Games in Shreveport, Louisiana.