How many of us go away for the weekend then suddenly think great I forgot to bring something with me? Then you know there’s going to be nowhere around here that sells what I want. Well as it happens this happened to me this weekend.
I went camping up near Derby in a village called Ripley, where luckily I found a shop just for my needs. When I first saw the shop from the outside it didn’t look that big compared to some of the other hobby shops I had been to, but inside I was astounded by the variety of products they carried; all types of cards games, Warhammer 40k models, even the pre-painted models for D&D. Also available to buy were sweets, chocolates and drinks, ‘cuz you know when doing a long gaming session ya need refreshments!
I could go on and on but I wont but what really got me was how friendly it was. Everyone was chatting and laughing, I was approached by a lovely lady who inquired if I was OK. I was ‘cuz I had found a copy of Axis & Allies, the naval version, which seemed pretty cool and would keep me busy for the weekend. But as I payed for it the same lovely lady informed me that they were doing a game of Paranoia the next day at 10am. She also mentioned that if i wanted she may be able to arrange a session with my new game Axis & Allies with someone later in the evening . Well i didn’t know what Paranoia was so she refered me to a guy, I’m sure his name was Neil sorry if i got it wrong, anyway he told me about the whole concept of Paranoia and what I would be doing. It sounded really cool so I thought I would get up in the mourning and try it out.
The following morning I was greeted by the same lovely lady and as it turned out not enough people turned up for the game so i missed out on that. However Neil was generous enough to show me how Magic the Gathering works, which I have never thought of collecting ‘cus I thought it was a bit complicated. As Neil was showing me it seemed pretty simple so it’s another thing im going to collect! After some time chatting, some kids started turning up to play Yu-gi-ho. It was nice to see the younger generations still getting into it and that this place encourages them to join in.
I would like to thank Neil for the demonstration on Magic the Gathering and the lovely lady who helped set Paranoia up so I could join in, so sorry i do apologize I never got ya name, thank ya both for making a dull weekend into fun one.
Website : http://www.chimeraccg.co.uk/
Address : Chimera, 7 Church Street, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BU
Telephone : 01773 747849