Saturday, February 12, 2011

FLGS Video Walk Through: Ancient Wonders in Tualatin, Oregon

I've written here about Ancient Wonders in Tualatin (near Portland), Oregon before. It's a great store with a lived in, slightly grungy feel. Very Magic the Gathering friendly (is there a game store that isn't?), with comics and a wide range of board and role playing games. They also have a great selection of old school items. I was driving to Portland but had a few minutes to pop in, pick up a couple things, and make a walk through video.

I had to laugh about it later. When the owner asked me what the video was all about and I explained it was for a blog, the only customer present at the time (who I'm pretty sure had been discussing a specific Magic card or strategy) sort of snorted and sneered briefly. There you have it folks, bloggers are even lower on the social totem pole than gamers! Or maybe he just thought the idea of videoing a game store was silly. Anyhow, it's clear now that I have absolutely no skill as a videographer, and again hope the music compensates. Careful viewing will reveal a rare copy of The Palace of the Vampire Queen (as well as the elusive bulette)...

sorry if this shows up in anyone's feed twice, I botched the post date/time.

4 comments:

A Paladin In Citadel said...

I loved the walkthrough, the camera-work was a little jiggly.

:)

ze bulette said...

Thanks Paladin. Jiggling couldn't be helped: turbulence.

Carter Soles said...

Great vid, THANKS for more West-Coast footage! I've never been to Ancient Wonders, but will be sure to check it out upon my return to OR.

Ohio Metal Militia said...

You're a lucky SOB. We have two game shops that I am aware of in this part of Northeast Ohio, one dealing just primarily in used books that has RPGs as a sideline. Has maybe 1% of the inventory of this mecca of games you have shown me. The other is a miniatures/wargame oriented facility that also does a CRAPLOAD of model trains and cars. Carries strictly Warhammer and some WWII simulation games. Would that I lived near a larger metropolitan area.... Oh well. The internet is alive.

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