I have always dreamed of owning and operating my own comic-book store/games shop. Every time I attended an event at my local gaming shop a certain feeling of inclusion and belonging always occurred. Even if you lost every game and just got your promo card as a participation trophy, it felt good to have a moment to step out of reality and share that other-worldly experience with like-minded people.
Retail has changed drastically and the doomsday clock is ticking on 'Brick-and-Mortar' businesses. Dreams need to change with times if they ever have a hope of becoming a reality, and that is why I started this store. It will be a challenge and maybe impossible to bring all the elements of those local shops to this virtual realm, but it has to be done!
At Mana Merchant we hope to develop a community that feels like your 'local shop' online. Providing you with the cards, games, books, tools, forums, and information to make your escape from reality as memorable as possible.