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Fear the Boot

Jul 9, 2013

* (0:25) Mike unlocked the “Local Guest” achievement.

* (1:25) Derek Knutsen’s Kickstarter for the Universal Storytelling System.

* (3:19) Odyssey: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Campaign Management, written by Phil Vecchione and Walt Ciechanowski and based on advice from impeccable sources.

* (4:59) Introducing Mike Brodeur from The Fantasy Shop chain of game and comic stores.

* (11:29) Finding the “friendly” in “friendly local game store”.  Why it’s missing far too often and how The Fantasy Shop addressed the issue.  Chad and Mike have a bromance.  Dan drops history about the defeat of the Spartans, though he confuses the Thracians with the Thebans.

* (21:31) Winning over the person that would rather shop on Amazon…or not winning them over at all.

* (30:45) Selling a product you don’t know.

* (34:50) “This is not a library!”  Distinguishing between browsers and freeloaders.

* (39:44) The relationship between bricks-and-mortar stores and digital products, such as PDFs.  Bits and Mortar.

* (45:11) The finite resource of space.  How decisions are made about what to stock and where.  Why We Buy by Paco Underhill.  Carrying a diversity of products and selling them to a diverse audience.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Julia

Guests: Mike Brodeur