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News & Opinion

Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 03/05/2014 08:06 pm

New Front Page & Live Reporting

If you haven't been to Find Gamers in a while - welcome back.  If you are a new user or just finding us, then we're delighted you've discovered us.  I've been pushing out quite a few changes in the last few weeks.  The most obvious is the new front page.  Sadly it's been lacking for a while, but it's not easy to write and code a web site without using wordpress, drupal or something similar.  However, I've found its a lot more rewarding for me than doing it the other way.  You certainly learn a lot more about databases, html and coding that way!

A new addition that you guys (and ladies) should enjoy is the new live report information that comes along with the front page.  It's 100% current as of page load.  That means if Call of Cthulhu is  still ranked #3, not enough of you are selecting it in your Gamer Profile.  Just kidding of course.  :-)   

I'll be working hard to keep the site up to date.  Hopefully you'll tell your friends about us.  
 
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Opinions
Opinions & Ramblings
  • By: Maelish
  • 03/02/2014 09:03 am

Opinions Wanted

Are you interested in testing the blog or opinion waters? Have a bit of game news you think might be important enough for the world to read, it is a scoop that might interest Roleplayers or  Wargamers?  A retrospective review on a game system that launched several months ago?   Maybe some tips on how to get game-ready so you're prepared when you find that new group?   Then you're invited to post to Find Gamers news.  

The guidelines are simple.  Entries should be between 100 to 300 words and be well written.   You may use basic html (not required) and include links or small images but no paragraph or size tags.  The content should be of at least modest importance to the tabletop gaming community.  You may quote other sites as long as it's credited in your blog entry.  Expect questions about your submission and don't be upset if edits or changes are made or requested.   I'm not the best writer in the world either, my wife sometimes proof reads my stuff.  At least she's kind enough not to ridicule me too much.
 
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General
General
  • By: Maelish
  • 02/13/2014 12:16 pm

And the top 5 States are....

Drum roll please... The top 5 states with the most registered users are: Tennessee, Alabama, Washington, Texas and Colorado.  It's very good news for you if you happen to live in one of those states.  That isn't bad news for site members in other states, it just means you should mention us to your friends and local game stores.  
 
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In Other News...
Sites Worth Mentioning
  • By: Maelish
  • 01/25/2014 09:15 pm

How Players Can Get the Most Out of Tabletop Role

Paul Maplesden over at Seekty.com has written a nice article on how players can get more out of the roleplaying games they participate in. Although its aimed mostly at new players, there might be some useful information in here.

Tabletop role playing is a fantastic hobby. It combines imagination, problem-solving, social interaction and a relaxed environment to create adventure, excitement and fun for everyone involved.

Whether you’re new to roleplaying games or you’ve been rolling dice for a while, its always good to make the most of your time at the table. Here are some hints, tips and advice on how to get the most out of a pastime that many of us love.

Head over to Seekty.com and read the rest of his article for some good tips.
 
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Game News
Game News
  • By: Maelish
  • 01/23/2014 08:29 am

Details of next 'Dungeons & Dragons' revealed

For the first time in six years, gaming fans will roll the dice with a new story for the iconic role-playing adventure Dungeons & Dragons. Publisher Wizards of the Coast will launch Tyranny of Dragons this summer, the latest chapter of the role-playing game first launched 40 years ago. The next chapter for Dungeons & Dragons will spread across multiple modern platforms, including a new tabletop adventure, and similar experiences for console video game systems and mobile devices.

"This is a huge year for us," says Nathan Stewart, brand director for D&D at games publisher Wizards of the Coast. "At the heart of Dungeons and Dragons, it's adventure."

Tyranny of Dragons pits players against throngs of dragons, led by their five-headed queen Tiamat. For the first time, players will get to battle Tiamat, who has appeared in D&D lore as a key villain since the mid-'70s.  "It's really epic in terms of scale," says Stewart.  This year marks the 40th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons, first sold as a tabletop game in 1974 by creators Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

Source: USAToday     WOTC News Release:  Tyranny of Dragons is Coming!  
 
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Game News
Game News
  • By: Maelish
  • 01/23/2014 08:09 am

Congratulations! Dungeons & Dragons - 40th Anniver

Sunday the 26th will be the 40th anniversary for the much beloved Dungeons and Dragons.  While it's creators Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson have left us, they gave us the tools for endless adventures and spawned an industry that has given us countless other game systems.  Both Gary and Dave came out of of War-Gaming and while those two groups don't always see eye to eye, we're brothers born from a love for the game.  So raise your dice this weekend in honor of not only a game system but one of the best hobbies ever created.  The video below from Jon Peterson gives us a historical perspective on how the game was birthed.

 
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