Sunday, August 31, 2014

Season 2 Episode 2 - One-Year Anniversary

Well, it is official!  We are one year old here at Gamers Link Chicago!  It's been a rough year, and there are definitely some sexy emotional scars amongst us, but here we are, still standing!  There's a lot to report, so let's get to it!

Season 2 Episode 1 - Gen Con; a Year Later

It has been a while since I etched anything in the annals of The Link Adventures.  Things got pretty rough for me during the winter, but now things are mostly better, and its time for a new season of the blog.

It's been just about a year since we opened the doors of Gamers Link Chicago, and it really came full circle this year with Gen Con.  If you remember from the first episode of season 1, Eddie went to Gen Con and came back with a lot of stuff.  Made some connections and friends and all the other things that gregarious folk do.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Episode 13 - Magic Competition - 1-22-2014

This is where we pick up the story of Gamers Link Chicago, but it does occur to me that some of my readers might not actually know what Magic: the Gathering is.  It is kind of hard to describe Magic in a simple way, because it is basically a way of life for a lot of people.  It is very similar to Poker, especially when it comes to the professional circuits, but it definitely has a highly-stylized fantasy setting that spans over twenty years.  Yup, the game has been around for 20 years, longer than a lot of the people who come to my store.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Episode 12 - Lords of Warhammer - 1-11-2014

As promised, we are going to discuss our next big selling game for Gamers Link Chicago: the Games Workshop games - Warhammer Fantasy Battle, and Warhammer 40K.  As I mentioned in a previous episode, Eddie and I met at a Games Workshop store, so we are both coming from a point of being very strong with this game / hobby.  My specialty / interest lies mostly with WFB, while Ed is a pretty staunch 40K player.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Episode 11 - The Magic Man - 1-11-2014

The previous episodes were about the opening of the store, and the trials / tribulations therein.  They also dabbled in the back stories of the Gamers Link Adventure, but it occurs to me that you might not know who I am.  Let's just say this is an 'about the author', with an intent to get everyone up to speed.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Episode 10 - November Was a Birch - 12-27-2013

It has been quite a while since annals had been added to the story of Gamers Link Chicago, and that is because it has been a tough few months.  I began two new jobs since the last installment, both of which involve being in front of my computer screen for a lot of my night.  So, not only am I extremely busy, I am also not particularly inclined to spend much extra time staring at a blinking cursor.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Episode 09 - A Chance Encounter at the Games Workshop - 10-26-2013

In last week's episode, Gamers Link Chicago was just getting off the ground, thanks to Eddie selling his car.  I remember much of what occurred afterwards, but this has been a long week for me, so I am having trouble recalling the proper chain of events.  With that said, I will delve into my deeper long term memories, and answer the question we get all the time: Where did Eddie and I meet?