Hail Shields! I have a problem that maybe the hive mind can solve.
My local game shop does monthly mini-cons in their store. I pitched to the owner that I’d be happy to demo ICRPG at one or more of these. He said I am absolutely welcome to play ICRPG in the store, but he would like to reserve the official programming for things that will promote in-store sales. He told me candidly of the trouble they’ve had competing with Amazon.
Now, I don’t need the demo to be official. But this got me wondering about the compatibility of the RPG Underground and retail sales. How do I support my LGS, which provides a hub for many nerd communities in my area? How do I promote indie stuff, and keep the LGS doors open?