With the continual spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Brainstorm Comics and Gaming is continually evaluating and re-evaluating how to handle the situation. Our chief priority is to keep our employees and you, our customers, as safe as possible. We are looking for suggestions as to what would make you feel safer as well as rolling out our own in the meantime.
First, we are canceling our roleplaying sessions until further notice. Due to the close proximity our RPG participants, we felt this was a needed measure to be taken. We are still considering our options for both Warhammer and Magic. If we do hold Magic drafts, there will be several requirements. One, it will be capped at 8 players. Two, all players will be required to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer prior to drafting. Third, after the draft portion, there will only be two players at a table, not our customary four. Again, we have not made a final determination regarding Magic, but if we do, those will be requirements. For Warhammer, again, we are considering similar measures. If there are other ideas, please let us know. More than likely, they will be canceled as well, but we are open to ideas that balance safety and fun.
We are taking under consideration the possibility of shortened hours. For now, we are operating at our normal hours, however.
To work within the context of suggested social distancing, we are limiting the number of people allowed within the store at a single time at 5. If you are asked to wait outside to keep to this number, we ask you to please be considerate and understanding of the reasoning. So this does not become an issue, we are offering two services. One, curbside delivery, now available at both stores. In order to take advantage of this service, either call the Frederick store at 301-360-5843 or the Walkersville store at 301-304-2407 to place your order. Then, simply come to the location you called and call once more, letting us know you are outside for your pick-up. We will bring an iPad outside to run your card. The tablet will be disinfected after each and every use. Feel free to call us to check on the availability of a new release or game.
The other new service is John will personally deliver your items to your house. Deliveries will be made to those who live within a 15 mile radius of either of our stores. To limit how much cash is on John during these deliveries, only credit cards will be accepted.
We want to incentivize you to use these services, so we are offering 10% off all of our products. For comic book subscribers, we are offering you an additional 5% for a total of 25% off comic books and graphic novels. Please make use of either one of them for the safety of yourself and those around you. These discounts cannot be stacked with the existing sale.
At Brainstorm Comics and Gaming, we pride ourselves on the community that we have fostered in the Frederick area for the last 35 years. It is through that community spirit and relationships that we know we can and will weather whatever comes from this unprecedented set of circumstances.
Please message us on Facebook or Instagram, email us at [email protected] or call us at the numbers listed above with any additional suggestions you have for how we can maintain some sort of normalcy while also providing safety for all.