Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Gemini @ Saturn
Day 12: First store where you bought your gaming supplies. Does it still exist?
I found my first fix of D&D at a Waldenbooks in a mall in Clear Lake, Texas. There was this spinny rack thing with all sorts of books and modules. I remember it well, and made many, many trips back.
But no, I don't think Waldenbooks exist anymore.
As an aside - at the time, I lived in an apartment behind Mission Control - you know 'Houston, we have a problem.' Yeah, that place - at the corner of Saturn Lane and Gemini Street. Some guys from NASA come to our school when Voyager 1 was at Saturn and showed us raw video of the pictures beaming back. Then, some NASA scientists organized a summer school class to teach us programming. In 1981. I wrote a character generator - of course. :)