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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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Pat Payne
Host gm
RPG Systems Castles & Crusades, Dungeons & Dragons (B/X), Dungeons & Dragons (BECMI), Dungeons & Dragons 1E AD&D, Dungeons & Dragons 2E, Paranoia, Traveller (Classic), Traveller (Mongoose)
RPG Genres Comedy, Fantasy, High Fantasy, Historical / Period, Humor / Satire, Low Magic, Mecha, Military, Pulp, Religious, Retro / Old School, Sci-Fi, Swashbuckling
Wargames Battletech
War Genres Science Fiction, World War II

Hi -- I'm a long-time gamer (I started in junior high with 2nd Ed AD&D and the old West End Star Wars RPG) and GM who's looking for players for a new gaming group.

For the past 10 years, I'd been part of a vibrant gaming group that met weekly and played a variety of games, but especially the D&D family of games and their related clones.

The group drifted apart due to real life about a year ago and I and the other remaining member of the group are looking for new players. Usually, we play Castles and Crusades, a mashup of AD&D 1e and D&D 3e published by Troll Lord Games, but I can easily run 1E or 2E, Mongoose Traveller, WEG's Star Wars, Paranoia, or BattleTech Alpha Strike. We meet at a local Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf most Sundays. Everybody's welcome, outside of munchkins and immature players.

If you're interested, feel free to contact me.

Roleplaying Preferences

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Gamer Hell
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How would you like to be served? ( In Gamer Hell)

Tabletop aficionados join sites like Find Gamers so they can find new opportunities to game.  However a large number of you don't like to use email as your primary method of communication.  So I'd like to start a discussion to find better ways to get notifications into the hands of our site's members.  Currently we use email to contact members if another member has tried to approach them.

So I'll ask you, is there a better way?  How would you prefer to get your notices?

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Feature Creep
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Canada & GB postal code updates ( In Feature Creep)

Just a few minutes ago Find Gamers postal codes for Canada and Great Britain were updated.  Our members in these countries can now use their full postal codes in their profiles.  If you live in those countries, you should update your postal code asap.  The older, shorter postal codes no longer work.  Members with those older postal codes aren't searchable any longer.

Some examples: AL1 1AG or A0E 2Z0.  These are from Great Britain and Canada respectively, btw don't forget the space.

Within the next few days the instructions on your profile page and during sign-up will be updated.  Members in these countries should get an email notification within the week about these updates.  If you have an a Group, Convention or other Event, please update it as well.

This update comes because our members asked for it.  Hopefully it'll help our members in CA & GB find new gaming buddies.  If these updates are causing you problems, make certain to send Feedback to Maelish.


Wow, I ran into a whole series of unexpected bugs when the data went live.  Funny how it works on my home test server and blows up on the live site.  Many of them have been fixed but I've had to put some limits on the number of postal codes that show up in a search.  The problem with UK postal codes is that they are small, so there are ton of them.  That creates interesting new problems.  In the USA you'll see 300-500 postal codes show up in a search.  But with the UK searches I've seen 3000.  So I had to add some some limits until I work out those bugs.  But it does seem to work.

Update 2:

Searches using postal codes have now been better optimized.  They now only take fractions of second for a page load.  These changes only impact our members in Canada & Great Britain.

If anyone has any problems with this update, let me know through feedback.

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