Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hit Point Hobbies... Apparently, Still Running After All

I went to Southern Pines this weekend and was dismayed to find that the hobby shop I used to frequent was no longer there. It is always a shame to see great hobby shops go out of business, and I feared that the slowing economy had forced John to close up shop. After a quick Google search, I breathed a sigh of relief. Apparently, they're still around... they just moved.

The next time I make it to Southern Pines, I'll be sure to stop by. I was never really a regular, and it has been three years now, so I doubt anyone will even remember me. Back then, I was a fiercely competitive Magic: The Gathering player, I managed to get in one or two games of D&D per year, and I was still scoffing at Warhammer because it was too expensive to get into. Nowadays, my gaming interests have made a huge shift: Warhammer 40K at least once a week, D&D as often as weekly but usually more like monthly, and I can probably count on one hand how many games of Magic I've played in the last six months. Even if I started going regularly (which I wouldn't, because now it's three hours away), I'd probably be running with a completely different crowd. But alas, I do have some good memories there.

Hit Point Hobbies does have a much better website now, with lots of pics and an online store. I would encourage anyone in or around Southern Pines to check them out. There are always good folks running all kinds of games there: RPGs, CCGs, wargames, and probably other stuff that even I don't play... take your pick.
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