Geek Chic, a company that custom built high-end tables for tabletop gaming has closed up shop.
I never understood to point of these fancy gaming tables. They seemed totally unnecessary to me. I played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons back in the day without even using a table, let alone one hand carved by blind monks from a single piece of endangered hardwood.
When I was in the Air Force and stationed overseas, we would normally get together in someone’s dorm room on the weekend and we would sit on the floor and play. We didn’t need a fancy table or fancy chairs. We only needed dice, graph paper, pencils, sourcebooks, and our imaginations.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against playing tabletop games on a table. I just don’t see the need for a special table, especially when that special table costs so much. What’s wrong with a normal dining room table? They cost a lot less and they’re a lot more practical.
I have no idea why Geek Chic went out of business, but I’ve got to believe the marketplace only has so many customers willing to spend a fortune on a fancy gaming table, especially when a regular table works just fine for playing tabletop games. That’s kind of the whole point of the name, tabletop gaming. It’s not called expensive custom-built tabletop gaming.
I would think that once you build someone one of these tables, they will never need one again.
I blame Wil Wheaton
Professional pretend geek Wil Wheaton uses a Geek Chic table on his terrible Internet show Tabletop. That in itself probably lost Geek Chic a customer or two. At the very least it probably made people think twice before placing a down payment on one of these fancy tables. I know when I discovered Wil Wheaton owned the same Mitchell & Ness hockey jersey that I did, I couldn’t sell mine fast enough.
Instead of getting an expensive fancy table for playing games, Wil Wheaton should have put the money into a new sofa. Tabletop is filmed at a porn studio. The sofa he and his guests sit on has appeared in porn movies. Who knows how many diseases and sexual pathogens are on that couch. I only hope he cleans the weapons-grade HIV off before his guests sit down to have a chat with him. I don’t care if Wil Wheaton sits in weapons-grade HIV. It’s the guests I worry about.