How to Survive Your FLGS Closing – Wargaming Recon #140

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Learn how to survive the closing of your friendly local game store (FLGS). Guest Aaron Bostian has tips based on his experience of his FLGS shutting down.

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Advice to survive the closing of your Friendly Local Game Store

  1. Communicate with one another. Social media can become your best friend.
  2. Look outside the box for gaming locations. Try someone’s home, bowling alley, library, yacht club, or VFW/American Legion/Church hall.
  3. Seek new players & new games. You don’t know what you will find nor where this will lead.
  4. Modify your gaming style. If you’re playing less than before, use your time to paint, to assemble, to research, or attempt other aspects of the hobby.
  5. Rearrange how you spend your wargaming money. Plan fewer trips to game stores further away. Buy online. Trade/swap with other gamers. Save more money to use for previously under-utilized areas of the hobby.

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  1. Listener Denise said about Episode 138: Australian Wargaming with Joshua Shoobridge “Sending this [episode] to Wes in Canberra.”
  2. Listener Mike Paine said about Great Facebook Groups for Wargamers “Great show Jonathan. Thanks for the plug.”

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I’m stunned and terribly saddened to hear of the passing of longtime listener Andrew. He helped to give the show the name Wargaming Recon. Andrew was a kind soul who selflessly gave of himself to help those around him. Despite being legally blind he taught children how to wargame.

Wargaming Recon has lost a good friend in his passing. I ask all listeners to join me in a moment of silence in Andrew’s honor.

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