Terrifyingly, this has already happened here. I believe Ireland currently has exactly two games shops -- and that's if you count a Games Workshop, which frankly I don't. (Unless one or other of the 'Sub City' shops now stock games, which last time I checked they did not, their own protestations aside.)
> Similarly conventions are now for enthusiasts, the local convention which
> attracted the general public has disappeared. As a result there isn't the
> steady stream of newcomers who buy something because it looks good with
> a few getting seriously involved in consequence.
Our local convention seems to get a lot of 'walk-ins'. OTOH, whether they can be prised out of the bar and away from playing Magic and Vampire long enough to think about playing a new game is another matter.
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