I live in the San Francisco Bay area, with the 10th, 40th, and 60th largest cities in the US nearby and cities of various sizes butted up next to each other inbetween. While many of you could not imagine living in a location "this many people" compacted into geographic area with the traffic, noise, and lack of open space, there are some advantages besides a Starbucks every few miles (about 10 to 15 minutes apart): lots of stuff. I live within a 30 minute drive to 3 friendly local game stores (of seriously varying degrees of friendly, knowledge, and stock), but I still hit one of my local used bookstores to check what has been checked into their stock. Stores that are closing out their gaming materials and a couple of estate sales have graced their shelves with some wonderful stuff. (Alas, I owned most of it...)
There has not been a lot of brand new in my world in the last year, but filling in some old gaps. The only "cool things" were the Blue Rose Companions and the World of Aldera, The Jovian Chronicles, and Disporia (which is still kind of new).