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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by BilboBaggins View Post
    In a city of over a million and metropolitan area spead over 50 mile diameter you would think there would be more store catering to the wargaming community.

    GW is supposedly opening 4 stores in the region to replace Franklin Mills, the only one that I heard was definite was in Bear, Delaware. West Chester is supposedly off the table. The benefit of the Franklin Mills Philadelphia store was the ease Public Transportation to it, many people took the bus to the store (not just me). You would think they would try and find a location to benefit the people that patroned that store, they are not leaving because of lack of customers.
    So there's not going to be any GW in PA now?

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  2. #12

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    These are locations that I've not been to, but you could check out.

    Alternate Universe
    1530 Dekalb Pike
    Blue Bell, PA 19422

    The Complete Strategist
    500 West Germantown Pike
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

    Hobbytown USA
    1502 West Chester Pike
    West Chester, PA 19382

    TDS Comics & Games
    14 South Church Street
    West Chester, PA 19382

    Brave New World
    212 North Easton Road
    Willow Grove, PA 19090

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    Is the Hobbytown USA West Chester game tables still in the skate park down the road from their location?

    I personally take Public Transit to GW Franklin Mills so I would like a place I can get to that way.

    Oni, you are in Bethlehem? Where do you play up there? My mother(in-law) lives up that way and sometimes we go up to visit.

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    The Bryn Mawr store is around 48 minutes. Not too bad and closer than Philly, but I need a place no more than 30 or so to make the parents (who own the car) happy about the mileage x_x

    As for these stores:



    Quote Originally Posted by oni View Post
    These are locations that I've not been to, but you could check out.

    Alternate Universe
    1530 Dekalb Pike
    Blue Bell, PA 19422

    This store is terrible. Worst tournament I have gone to and no dedicated group on normal days to play against.

    The Complete Strategist
    500 West Germantown Pike
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

    This used to be my store about 4 years ago, but they dont really do 40k gaming there anymore; its mostly just rpg

    Hobbytown USA
    1502 West Chester Pike
    West Chester, PA 19382

    Omg theres a hobbytown USA in West Chester!? I think their 40k day is on Saturday's (I work weekends) but maybe I can get a day off one week to check it out.

    TDS Comics & Games
    14 South Church Street
    West Chester, PA 19382

    Never heard of it but if they meet on a weekday for 40k may be an option

    Brave New World
    212 North Easton Road
    Willow Grove, PA 19090
    Also never heard of it but again, if they meet on a weekday for 40k may be an option

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    Brave New Worlds is a great store but I don't know how much 40K they do anymore. They used to have a lot of product but since they moved it seems to be only boxed units now, no more blisters or supplies. There was a weekly 40K game meeting there I BELIEVE on Sundays, but I haven't shopped regularly at that store in a couple years so I can't be sure if it still goes.

    Also the address listed here for them is wrong (hence why cut-pasting from the GW website is really not helpful). The new one is:

    433 West Moreland Road
    Willow Grove, PA 19090
    (215) 657-8838

    The new location is about 1.5 blocks from the old store. Much bigger and nicer. I would just call them up and ask what the situation is, the people who run the store are very nice and will help you out.

    Also it is Septa accessible from the NE though necessarily not as much so as Franklin Mills. You just need to get yourself to 611 so you can get on the 55 - the 77, which stops on Cottman Ave. will do that, and I think other routes will also. If you prefer the train (and don't mind routing through Center City) the R2 Willow Grove station is walkable to the store, perhaps .75 miles away.

    Though I have never been there I have heard nothing but great things about the gaming scene at the Showcase location in Media. Their website is:

    http://mysite.verizon.net/mnjclark/s...ics/index.html

    It is also worth nothing that Franklin Mills is in no way 50 miles from Collegeville. You couldn't make the trip that long if you tried. I imagine fowl has stuck with the GW store there because the trip between Collegeville and FM is the easiest of any discussed so far as it is essentially all highway driving. Media and Willow Grove aren't TOO bad on that score, though. Your main trouble with getting to Showcase is going to be KoP traffic, which is always bad no matter what time/day it is. Brave New Worlds would be an easier trip; the store is about 5 minutes from the exit on the turnpike.

    Hope this helped. If you've got any other questions don't hesitate to ask, I am a total nerd for local geography.

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    276 to 476 to roosevelt to 63' easy peasy trip. getting to bryn mawr means 422 to 76 (economic recovery highway work on 422 west and east), 76 to bryn mawr (major traffic between 422 and 76 and more construction on 76). Its a nightmare at the moment. I would like to try out some of these listed stores, none the less, but the primary issue at hand is I work weekends and would need a group that meets on wednesdays or thursdays (like the GW store). I also need a place that isnt ungodly far for the purposes of appeasing the car's owners. New GW store is about 15min north of current one when it opens, so thats no good. Bryn mawr and Media stores are a bit closer (and I can take 476 to the bryn mawr store if neccessary), but I imagine the parents (whose car it is) will still take issue with the distance if I go every week. Even if they do have gaming groups meeting on a weekday.

    x_x I may be screwed tbh:-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fowlplaychiken View Post
    276 to 476 to roosevelt to 63' easy peasy trip. getting to bryn mawr means 422 to 76 (economic recovery highway work on 422 west and east), 76 to bryn mawr (major traffic between 422 and 76 and more construction on 76). Its a nightmare at the moment. I would like to try out some of these listed stores, none the less, but the primary issue at hand is I work weekends and would need a group that meets on wednesdays or thursdays (like the GW store). I also need a place that isnt ungodly far for the purposes of appeasing the car's owners. New GW store is about 15min north of current one when it opens, so thats no good. Bryn mawr and Media stores are a bit closer (and I can take 476 to the bryn mawr store if neccessary), but I imagine the parents (whose car it is) will still take issue with the distance if I go every week. Even if they do have gaming groups meeting on a weekday.

    x_x I may be screwed tbh:-p
    You're not taking the Blue Route From Collegeville to Franklin Mills, are you?

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    yea, I take 476 to the turnpike (276), and get off at exit 351. Then take roosevelt to 63/woodhaven and get off at franklin mills. Ive done 422-->76-->95 but it took 2 hours instead of one due to construction. Know another route?

 

 
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