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Searching in your local game store or on message boards to find other local gamers can be pretty frustrating.  Roleplayers & Tabletop Wargamers have challenges finding other gamers who live near them.  Everyone hopes to find people interested in the games they like.  When you do find other gamers then you're crossing your fingers hoping they'll have similar opinions on genres & play-style.  Find Gamers is doing it's best to help you find other people that match your interests not only in Roleplaying but also Miniature & Historical Wargaming.

Gamer Profile

After registering and building a Gamer Profile, you'll be able to search for local gamers in your area or those interesting in playing online.  Other people can see your favorite games & interests then contact you about tabletop gaming opportunities.

Online Gamers

If you live in a sparsely populated area and can only game online, then you can add `Game Online` to your Gamer Profile.  Find Gamers show your Gamer Profile in the Local Gamers search (Within Canada, Great Britain & USA) but also list you in Online Gamers listings.

Find Conventions

Another feature is our member driven Convention & Event list.  Any registered user can create events.  They can be Conventions, Online Events or the more popular Local Only Events.  Local Only Events are often used for:  a local organization's game day, a hobby store's tournament or class on painting miniatures. Our gamers are looking for Roleplaying or Wargaming conventions, be sure to add yours.


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Steve K
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RPG Systems Aftermath!, Dungeons & Dragons (B/X), Dungeons & Dragons 1E AD&D, Traveller (Classic)
RPG Genres Fantasy, High Fantasy, Pulp, Retro / Old School, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi (Hard), Super Hero
Wargames Battletech, Blood Bowl
War Genres Science Fiction
Comments Hey there started gaming in 81, haven't stopped yet. Enjoy a range of games, mostly as GM. At present running three games - Alternate Saturdays at 2pm Classic Traveller, Alternate Tuesdays at 6pm ICONS supers, and starting up an Original/1st ed AD&D hybrid on either Mondays or Wednesdays at 7:00pm (not yet confirmed). All times are at UTC +12 as I live in New Zealand. Cheers and Game On!
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Feature Creep
 
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Upgrade Complete ( In Feature Creep)

The Find Gamers site has been completed.  Some users might have minor issues with graphics until their browser cache has been cleared.  I'm working on forcing that on my end, most browser caches should clear in about a minute.

If you have any problems with the upgrade, please let me know through Feedback.  

A few things to be aware of:

  • You now have a Sent box in Messaging.  It'll allow you to remember what you've said in previous messages.
  • There is a more robust editor that uses Markup for sending messages and for use in the description of Events, Groups and your Gamer Bio.
  • Speaking of Gamer Bio, there are a lot of new features in it.  Have you noticed the new Roleplaying Preferences?
  • Online Gamers will want to set their time zone.  It'll help you to know the time difference between yourself and other Online Gamers. 
  • Fonts too small?  Don't like the menu on the side bar?  Change it in Website Configuration in your Gamer Profile.
  • Online Groups listings are finally working.  Woot!
  • You can see the Gamer Bio of anyone who has sent you a message.  Click the down arrow next to reply and you'll see the option.

Other things to know:

  • Facebook Login is disabled for the moment.  Facebook has redesigned their API, so it's forcing a lot of changes behind the scenes.
  • Activity Schedules for Events & Conventions are also disabled.  It wasn't robust enough in the past, so I want to make it a lot better than before.
  • A bug was reported that only seems to be affecting Inbox messaging.  It only occurs in IE, so until the fix happens (hopefully today), try using Chrome or Firefox instead. (Fixed)
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General
 
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Life is like a box of chocolate Squigs ( In General)

Just a little note to apologize to you guys for so few updates lately.  My life, like many of yours is just nuts sometimes.  So while building the new version of Find Gamers I am trying to sell my home and house hunt for a new one.  My wife has also had the kidney stone from the lower planes of hell during this adventure.  So all of that is slowing things down a tinsy bit and naturally it's all my fault.  :-)

Still, if you would like to see some screen shots of the new version (coming soon to a web browser near you), just go over to the Find Gamer's Facebook Page and take a look, I hope you'll be impressed.  The focus is on making the site more feature rich but easier to use.  For instance, there will be Sent Messages so you can easily read messages you've sent to other gamers. 

I've been considering how to add Board & Card games to the site.  Unlike other branches of tabletop gaming, there are thousands of board games out there and it would be impossible to include enough to make folks happy.  But it would be nice to give you guys some options and eventually include a way to search for gamers who enjoy playing them.  So I'll be adding a new section on Board & Card Game Preferences.  Right now I'm considering these preferences: American, European, Dice, Card, City Builder, Cooperative & Competitive.  Any feedback from you on new types of Preferential Categories would be amazing. I look forward to your comments.

One of the other new features I've added for the upcoming FG version are Site Preferences. You'll be able to change the Font Size of the site (great for people with high-res monitors & folks with bad eyesight) and change the main menu styles to accommodate your personal interests. There are also options to control how often you get email notifications about specific things.

Also like the new gaming preferences mentioned above, there will be a new way to expand your Gamer Profile by rating your interests in specific Roleplaying Playstyle Preferences.  Those are things like Sandbox, Casual Gamer and Hack‑n‑Slash.  Only the ones you select interest in will appear in your expanded Gamer Profile.

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