During a session of Dungeons & Dragons, Jacob and Ryan came to the conclusion that the game stores currently available in the area were not sufficient. They wanted a place that felt comfortable and clean, was well organized, had friendly staff, and offered all the products and events they enjoyed. Looking at all the stores around the area, each had something to offer, but it didn't feel like they hit every criteria they were looking for. So, they said to each other, "should we just open our own store?"
From that little seed, the idea grew and grew as they continued to explore the possibility. Raven Forge Games was grown out of a desire to have a truly awesome space to play tabletop games and provide an alternative to players. Ryan and Jacob have always had a strong desire to own a game store and had already been mapping out the idea for years in their heads. It wasn't until that push came from another likeminded person that it is actually becoming a reality.
When Shauna joined the team, the store continued to blossom from a "dude den" to a play space that everyone could enjoy. Combining Ryan's business vision, with Jacob's enthusiasm, and Shauna's polish they created the perfect mix of ownership.