So my wife is hosting a Pampered Chef party next Monday. For those of you unacquainted with Pampered Chef, it is an endeavor not unlike Beauty Control or Tupperware—a largely ovary-dominated gathering where guests overpay for some (admittedly neat) doodads, contraptions, and the latest in either cosmetic or culinary technology.
Now, I am not displeased that she is having this party, namely because the things she gets make her happy and help her make me some awesome meals, but I do wonder what it’d be like if gamers had this sort of thing? Specialty dice (the dEverything, the Zocchihedron), mixed with niche RPGs, expensive coffee-table style game books, custom mahogany dice towers, and gaming accessories you never knew existed, but could no longer live without.
The only problem would be finding an audience. I imagine you’d have to cover a pretty big geographical area to make it worth your while.