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10 Jan 2018 03:39 #260642 by Matt Thrower
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Someone who saw this on Twitter told me that the street (and the shop) had been used as a set for the film version of Gaiman's Stardust. Photos here:

www.flickr.com/photos/martinrp/sets/72157600333332635/

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11 Jan 2018 13:40 #260725 by moss_icon
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Elm Hill is also in an episode of Lovejoy, which is far cooler obvs ;-)
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11 Jan 2018 14:49 #260734 by Michael Barnes
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What is it with wayward longtimers popping back in lately?

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11 Jan 2018 16:17 #260740 by Ancient_of_MuMu
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I am lucky that 5 of the 6 games stores that I have been a regular customer of are still going with 3 still in their original location. It is weird that they all served different purposes for me (2 got me into gaming, one was near my school, one got me in to miniatures, and 2 have gaming space and organised play).

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11 Jan 2018 17:46 #260748 by ChristopherMD
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MattDP wrote: Someone who saw this on Twitter told me that the street (and the shop) had been used as a set for the film version of Gaiman's Stardust. Photos here:

www.flickr.com/photos/martinrp/sets/72157600333332635/


I love that movie. Right up there with Princess Bride for me.

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11 Jan 2018 20:27 #260755 by Black Barney
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Yeah Claire Danes is great in that

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28 Feb 2018 07:04 #264111 by Rombrandt
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Thank you for this article! I lived in Norwich back in 2002. Reading this brought back my memories of the City and Elm Hill especially where I used to go to a bookshop. Unfortunately, I must have ignored the Games Room as I was not into board games back then. What a pity! :( Have you forwarded this article to Duncan somehow?
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28 Feb 2018 07:43 #264114 by Matt Thrower
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Rombrandt wrote: Thank you for this article! I lived in Norwich back in 2002. Reading this brought back my memories of the City and Elm Hill especially where I used to go to a bookshop. Unfortunately, I must have ignored the Games Room as I was not into board games back then. What a pity! :( Have you forwarded this article to Duncan somehow?


Thanks for letting me know - so glad you enjoyed it.

I have indeed sent the article on to Duncan via Facebook.

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28 Feb 2018 11:47 #264137 by Brewmiester
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Shellhead wrote: ...

When I got into rpgs in my teens, I went to The Boardroom for all my shopping. Jerry (Gerry?) Hunter was friendly and knowledgeable about his products, but always left me with the impression that he didn't actually play any of these games. Maybe he was a closet war gamer. During my first year on the school newspaper, I interviewed him for a story about D&D, about a year before it became a big cultural phenomenon. Eventually a hippie woman started a competing store (The Game Preserve), in a converted cottage on a hill in the hipster section of town. Her cats wandered about the store. Her location was more convenient for me, but I still gave some of my business to Jerry.

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I'm pretty sure Jerry was either a wargamer or historical miniatures player if he played anything at all. There are now four Game Preserve stores about Indiana. The one here in Bloomington has a storefront on the square and a couple of gaming rooms in the basement of the building they are in. They sometimes rent other rooms in the building if they are having a larger gaming event. They do GW, Magic, Battletech, and Clix stuff mostly.

Common Room Games is the other store currently in town. They have about nine or so gaming tables in the store area and a couple of private rooms you can rent. The private rooms are where our gang meets once a month for miniatures gaming.
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