I’ve been wanting to get down there for ages, but it’s not a very easy trip on transit. Matt and Tamara were headed there today, though, and I shamelessly invited myself along with a pleading tweet. Off we went to the Sentry Box!
It’s billed as Canada’s largest gaming and SF and fantasy bookstore, and oh boy, it surely must be. Enormous! Games, Mr. Rico. Zillions of ’em! We walked in and I just stopped and stared. So many books! So many games! So many nerds (of which I was one)! Oh, it was wonderful.
Tamara was looking for paint for minis – miniature characters that we use when we play Dungeons and Dragons. You can get plastic and metals ones and paint them yourself. Me, I was on the hunt for pre-painted minis. I do not care to try to paint them and end up with a spattered carpet. The ones I wanted are discontinued, but I’d read that the store sells used ones, and oh, yes, they do. I got about a bajillion of them, and a case for storage.
A nice variety – we should be able to dip into them and not have to use glass beads for bad guys when we’re playing. It gives the game added depth when you have little models to look at.
I got some books, too – the David Eddings ‘Elenium’ trilogy (The Diamond Throne, The Ruby Knight, and The Sapphire Rose) and the first three books of R. A. Salvatore’s ‘The Legend of Drizzt’ (Homeland, Exile, Soujourn). And I wandered around the stacks and found myself.
That is always such a nice feeling. Such a nice feeling. I have been pecking away at stories with a fair bit of intensity lately; it was rather lovely to incidentally find a reminder of why I’m doing it.