Second Annual Father's Day and Free RPG Day Report*First off, Happy Father's Day to all you real men out there! You think battling dragons or braving dungeons is challenging? Be a dad...better than all the XPs and gold out there.
So I am doubly blessed because I was born and raised in Texas (Dallas area to be exact). Within 200 miles were 4 stores participating in this year's Free RPG Day. Yes, the number is way down from previous years and yes, 2 of those stores were on opposite sides of that 200 mile radius circle. However, I managed to make a day of it and hit 2 of them with a car load of friends and family.
To give credit where credit is due, both of these fine establishments were warm and welcoming. So a sincere thanks goes out to
Besides picking up a goody (or two) I spent money at each one because while free stuff is sweet, the real idea is to spread the love.
Finally, I went by the two stores closer to my home. I knew that they weren't participating but I went in and talked to them about. One store was...less receptive. They have a history about being <inappropriate word goes here> so I wasn't expecting much. The second store though, I was disappointed over. So I told the guy as much. I was not belligerent and he was very receptive. Basically, they have a ton going on so, the guy (who was not the owner) assumed it was just an oops. He went to explain more stuff about their situation and I ended up buying something pricing to just say "Free RPG Day works" - sometimes even when it doesn't.
So go out and visit your stores, buy a little something and encourage them to participate next year! You might swing by your favorite publisher and thank them too!
* Here is a link to last year's report