The name isn’t set in stone. It’s my vision for saving the game space currently occupied by Dragon Port Games & Comics.
Initially I had thought of buying Dragon Port, but, with a kid off to college in the fall, and after speaking to one of the owners on the subject, I know that I can’t finance enough to make it work alone. But there is power in community, and board, role-play and miniature games are communal endeavors. To me, this is a natural fit.
To that end, in a Hail Mary play to keep the place open, I am recruiting input and possible supporters to take some action before the end of the month. I have set up a Facebook page to that end. Though details are open to input and revision, my plan is based on the model set by the Whole Foods Co-op. Essentially a small retail space with member owners who finance the community space for play.
I am calling on anyone interested in voicing an opinion on this, and particularly anyone who feels strongly enough to to put up a loan (I estimate we could do a lot with 20 people willing to risk $1,000 each, but can manage with half that … and would obviously be happier with more). I am meeting with at least a couple co-conspirators at Dragon Port on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to discuss the idea.
Co ops are powerful tools. They grant strength and reduce risk through numbers. They create community. If you are interested, join the FB group, and/or show up on Tuesday eve.
Thank you for your time.