Another nomination for the best gaming store in this reality: Teahouse Comics.
5920 Roswell Rd Suite B-107
Sandy Springs GA 30328
Product Selection: Carries all new 4th Edition D&D books, miniatures, and home-made terrain. Extensive selection of all previous D&D books. There is also an incredibly diversified offering of many other RPG games (Torg, D20, Adventure, etc.), the store benefiting from a voluminous and ecclectic personal collection supplied by Teahouse's enthusiastic proprietors. This would run the gamut from Gurps and Mecha to Space Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
Stock Levels: Teahouse Comics maintains a very satisfying amount of gaming books and supplies, as the owners pay particular attention to what their gaming clientele demand.
Events and Community Support: Two D&D nights a week, in most cases (3rd and 4th Ed. supported). Engaging and fun D&D/Other book release days, including Con-style RPG with freebies galore. Multiple card-play nights, i.e. Marvel/DC/VS, Magic, Lunch Money, with new games added all the time. Teahouse Comics is very generous to its patrons as they have many miniatures, duplicate game pieces, and small replicas available for free at the counter along with a wide array of stickers and posters from the latest movie and comic releases. Teahouse Comics proudly plays a very active role at all of the local Conventions. These include such fan-favorites as Atlanta ComicCon, Sc-Fi SummerCon, and Chattacon, with plans to attend the ever expanding Labor Day event, DragonCon. And this is just a short list of the conventions Teahouse Comics regularly attends throughout the year.
Play Space: Teahouse Comics is very accomodating to its gaming patrons by providing large, clean tables and comfortable padded chairs for gaming use. They also provide custom table coverings and cunningly rendered props that add a depth and dimension to the gaming experience rarely encountered. Home-made terrain consisting of rocks, obilisques, and other curious features reflect the enthusiasm and attention to detail the in-house DM brings to every game he brings to life. Events offered by Teahouse Comics include most every D&D/book release day, along with several other sanctioned activities.
Gamer Outreach: Teahouse Comics is certainly a shining example of what a comic/gaming store should be. The store is very clean and well lit. The gaming products are presented prominently and in an organized fashion. And the gaming area is tidy and spacious. One cannot enter the store without being promptly and courteously approached by a proprietor offering their knowledge and experience in the hobby to the customer. Said proprietors are Mike and Shelley, a very intelligent and personable couple with many years participating in as well as running a myriad of different RPG's. Their friendly and affable personalities have a way of putting the customer at ease while their enthusiasm for the hobby intrigues the customer. The effect of their influence being that the customer wants to know more about the hobby, thus cultivating another player to the game. An added plus is that, no matter your personal level of experience in RPG, you will be made to feel comfortable at Teahouse Comics.
Other: Teahouse Comics is unique in the realm of comic/gaming stores with the quality of their customer service and the diversity of their wares. The proprietors exhibit a knowledge and passion for the hobby that sets a professional benchmark across the board. They take a great deal of pride in what they do and strive to present the best face forward of the gaming community to the public. Gaming at Teahouse Comics is relaxing and fun. If you are lucky enough to have Mike as your DM, you will be privy to the workings of a maestro, as he readily utilizes his over 20 years of gaming experience to produce scenarios even the most seasoned gamer will enjoy. As a gaming enthusiast with many years in the hobby, I can only express positivity and happiness in regards to Teahouse Comics and all of their endeavors. I genuinely invite everyone to visit them to see just what I have been talking about. Teahouse Comics is a great home of gaming.