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A minor update to Conventions has gone live. Events can now show a separate url for it's activities. Remember to add those urls to your Event.
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Publicly shareable Group Pages similar to Public Gamer Biographies are now available. If you need to share your group, just post the link to your group.
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News & Opinion
- By: Maelish
- 04/25/2013 09:49 am
I've had dry periods for months or even more than a year before finding a group after a move. Once you do find a group, then you need to take the time to decide if its the group you really wanted to game with. In order to do this you're going to have to ask the group members questions. If the new group doesn't like your questions and expectations for instance about game style, game systems, how does family affect the regular game... then you are usually in the wrong spot. Keep in mind the questions should go both ways. If they ask personal questions of you, within limits, then you should honestly answer them. Really, it's the only way to get the right hook-up at the gaming table.
The second thing to remember is that you need to give it time to see if the fit is good, one session may not tell you. I've played with a group for months thinking that just maybe I came in at a bad time. Unfortunately you might not have, on occasion you just aren't going to fit in. There might be a personality conflict that creeps up over time. Somebody you thought was cool might eventually decide they don't like you. Thats just life, move on and find a new group. You'll be happier in the long run rather than putting up with long running disdain from another player.
So there you go, two things to remember: Patience and questions. Sitting in the corner like a lump isn't a proactive way to find a good group, be proactive and you'll find the right place to be.
- By: Maelish
- 04/24/2013 04:11 pm
Find Gamers sorts all gamers by their Zip Code. That way only gamers who live near you show up on local searches. But we do have a way to list Online Gamers only just in case. Want to get started? Sign up and then create your own gamer biography. Select the games you are interested in and the genres you enjoy playing. If you don't see a game system you'd like to list, send some feedback and we'll look into it. Once that's done then you can search for gamers in your area or wait for requests to come to you. Just remember to make yourself Searchable.
Do you have a local gaming event you'd like to advertise? Maybe your local game store has a class on creating terrain? Just add it to the Events Calendar. Our goal is to support the local gamers in your home town.