I listened to the podcast this weekend. I had it on in the backround while I was doing some chores...
I started coming to ATF last year for the Monsterpocalypse tournaments so I was mainly listening so I could hear a MonPoc shout out
which I did.
But I really liked the "comics for kids" discussion. I'm not a big comicBOOK guy, but I grew up with Adam West and Linda Carter and those campy shows...so that's Superheroes for me. My daughter ( 8 ) likes the idea
of Superheroes a lot -- but not the reality
. As in, she likes the powers, and the good guys stopping the bad guys, but not any blood or death. As a parent, it's nice to have information about what's "out there", since every kid is different and only you really know your own child.
I also liked the in-depth discusson on the BSG game. I know I always appreciate one long spirited review than 5 short ones.
About "shameless plugging": I disagree. I don't think that's necessary and usually comes off poorly. What I do
think you should consider are some website additions:
- A page of pictures of the store. You have to know that you have a really big store. Having lived all over the country, I would not expect to see such a big store in NJ. I also wouldn't expect to see such a clean store anywhere
. And you definitely need a picture of your clean bathroom (I'm not good at tact, so I don't know how you should do that -- but you should find a way!
- A page with a list of your regularly-stocked boardgame titles. Your store is very well-stocked in my opinion. You should advertise that fact. Being so close to Philly, NYC, and Atlantic City, you could definitely get some traffic from BoardGameGeek members who are on business trips in those cities. Of course it would be awesome to have it tied into your database so someone could see an up-to-the-minute list, but that's more of the "Holy Grail". Just a typed up, updated-monthly list is probably a good idea.
Anyway, enough rambling -- good job!