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MacCrocodile 1
Fuck yes! I contributed nothing, being the freeloader that I am, but I was excited to see this kickstarted, and I've been dying to see this place open.
Posted by MacCrocodile on September 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM · Report this
Pithy Name 2
I don't want to sound too much like a...well, asshole. But is this news because it's Capitol Hill? Why not a shout out to the other geeky store/bar combos in the Seattle area?

Card Kingdom/Cafe Mox in Ballard, for example?

Don't get me wrong - more of these places in Seattle is a GOOD THING. The Raygun/Gamma Ray articles just seem to leave the impression that this is the one-and-only geeky bar.
Posted by Pithy Name on September 12, 2012 at 1:10 PM · Report this
Mary P. Traverse 3
@2 My friends and I spend a considerable amount of time at Cafe Mox, but I am also excited about the new lounge: first of all, as you point out, more is better. And sometimes it's nice to have a change of scenery. And there have been shout-outs to gamer-friendly places: several Suggests, Slog posts, and this bio of Cafe Mox's owner:…
Posted by Mary P. Traverse on September 12, 2012 at 1:16 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
@2 for the win.
Posted by Will in Seattle on September 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM · Report this
Pithy Name 5
Aha! Excellent! I apologize for my ignorance. My nerdy outrage is now sated.
Posted by Pithy Name on September 12, 2012 at 1:26 PM · Report this
Tovirus 6
Excuse my ignorance, as I have not played any RPGs since middle school and even then I was little more than a dabbler, but it seems like it would be tough to keep these places in biz without some kind of hourly rate or REALLY expensive pizza. None of the gamers I knew were or became heavy drinkers and if booze purchases made it finacially viable for a table to be occupied for hours, wouldn't the gaming get pretty schloppy quickly?
Posted by Tovirus on September 12, 2012 at 1:36 PM · Report this
ryjan 7
in less nerdy related news. Fremont's Add-a-ball pinball arcade is slated to open a new location on capitol hill around Halloween. Pinball nerds rejoice!
Posted by ryjan on September 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM · Report this
Enigma 8
@4 For the obliviousness!

@6 Oh, the nerds of the Hill are pretty big lushes. We almost single-handedly kept Chao Bistro open for months longer than it would have. Would have still been supporting that place, but they made it clear we weren't really welcome after a while.

I can't wait to be able to work from home at my local gaming bar! Drinking from my personalized mug after it is fetched from behind the bar.
Posted by Enigma on September 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM · Report this
@6 DnD requires a constant flow of drink.
Posted by kersy on September 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM · Report this
Tovirus 10
@8 and 9, Fair enough.
Posted by Tovirus on September 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM · Report this
balderdash 11
Oh, there will be a bar? Well, that's good. When I checked the place out on their preview night before PAX, it was... unexciting. I mean, it was full of nerds playing games, and that was rad, but the place itself wasn't looking so great.

Re: drinking, well, role-playing in public requires a certain lack of inhibition that you either naturally possess, if you're That Guy, or you must acquire by imbibing Potions of Not Giving a Fuck. For that matter, role-playing in private is also improved by the suppression of embarrassment.
Posted by balderdash on September 12, 2012 at 4:21 PM · Report this
I remember when The Stranger mocked gamers.
Posted by trog on September 13, 2012 at 12:09 AM · Report this
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 13

You make an exceptionally good point about possible liquor sales, but drunk Apples to Apples is the best. Just my suggestion for the day.
Posted by Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on September 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM · Report this

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