As we enter the second year of Communist Occupation Via Infectious Disease (COVID), I continue to miss Storm Crow Manor dearly and constantly worry that they might meet the same depressing end as many other unique small businesses in Toronto. Sigh.
📰 BlogTO: Popular Toronto gaming bar is trying to raise 100k to stay open
(Feb 24, 2021)
Since I still won’t be out around downtown anytime soon, I grabbed another batch of goodies from The Storm Crow Shop to #SupportLocal as well as satiate my recent interest in Dungeons & Dragons. After all, I picked up some D&D Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures from 401 Games earlier this month because of Storm Crow so I wanted to start learning to play as well… and in order to play, I would need dice!
On the topic of D&D, I discovered this podcast that I actually really like: Dwarven Moss, a Dungeons & Dragons podcast starring Nirvanna the Band the Show‘s Jay McCarrol and Kris Siddiqi with Tom Hodgins as Dungeon Master. Best production quality I’ve heard or seen yet which is the reason I could get into it properly, especially considering I normally don’t listen to podcasts!
Since getting into D&D, I’ve been intrigued by various dice sets due to some of their cool designs and craftsmanship so it was a no-brainer to grab Storm Crow’s All The Dice Mega-Pack ($69.00 – 25% sale, $51.75CAD) which includes their High Roller All-20 d20 ($35.00 value), D2 Dichotomous Die ($14.99 value), a beautifully intricate set of Dice of the Dead ($15.99 value), and a standard d20 7-piece dice set ($14.99 value).
The take-home souvenir equivalent of their $1.00 “How You Will Die” card vending machine which stands at the entrance of Storm Crow Manor, the “How You Will Die” Giant D20 Dice ($26.66 – 25% sale, $19.99CAD) was simply too hilarious to resist. Post a comment below and I’ll roll your method of death for you – if you dare! 😂
Wow. I personally rolled “Existential Dread” for myself which seems rather accurate considering I even suffered a mental breakdown last month over this very reason. 😓
Despite my public outward appearance, I’m actually quite into the athleisure lifestyle at home so I had to pick up a limited Natural 20 Long-Sleeve Jersey ($68.00, 25% sale – $51.00CAD) by Pink City, another Toronto small business, as comfortable clothing has been more important than ever before in helping me stay sane at home for extremely long hours which have actually broken all past records from my previous hikikomori life – considering I only go out 3-4 times a month these days!
If you’ve followed me long enough, you’ll know how much I adore Storm Crow Manor and that I think it is one of the best things to have ever happened to Toronto! I would be absolutely devastated if they disappeared for any reason. 😭
This place better still be around after the dreaded second storm has passed or hell hath no fury like an Emperor scorned! 🔥🤬🔥
I love Storm Crow Manor dearly. Toronto’s nerd offerings got a whole lot better because of them. I expect to be seated at my usual table again. See my usual servers again. Indulge in my usual Shaved Prime Rib Burger named after myself again. Drink Klingon Bloodwine (non-alcoholic) while I enviously stare at a friend’s Romulan Ale with the fancy dry ice smoke effects because I don’t like the taste of alcohol… and then the server bringing me some dry ice without me even having to ask so I can enjoy the same effect. Service fit for royalty. Whenever I walked into Storm Crow Manor, I was literally Nerd Emperor and always dined like a king. 👑
Please continue to support Toronto’s best theme restaurant for nerds in this post-apocalyptic era by ordering online for local pick-up or, if you’re out of town, shop online for exclusive merch for mail delivery in the meantime! 🙏🏻