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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 05/01/2013 09:10 am

Convention Gaming Schedules and More!

Game Masters and other Convention Volunteers rejoice!  I've created a new feature just for you.  Tired of no one signing up for your games or events?  Ever feel like you want to advertise your special event to get word out before the convention starts?  Sure a lot of conventions will list a time and maybe a title of your event but do you ever get to sell the event ahead of time? 

Well I have a solution for you. :-) Find Gamers has a feature that allows YOU to list your own game and advertise it here for free. Just find your convention under Event Calendar, select Games and Events and post all your events here. When people ask about your game, just give them the url to either the convention or your game and they can read about it here.

If you work with a convention that doesn't have a robust web site, feel free to post your Event Schedules here on FindGamers.
 
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Gamer Hell
Gamer Hell
  • By: Maelish
  • 04/25/2013 09:49 am

Moving to a New Town

One of the worst things for anyone is moving to a new town.  It doesn't matter the reason you're going but the results are upsetting to everything in your life.  On top of finding a new job and place to live, you've suddenly got to find a new group to game with.  This opens up a whole range of issues but the most important thing to remember is patience.  The world won't fall off it's axis if you take your time, in fact you're more likely to end up in a group that doesn't fit you if you rush it.

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.
 
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General
General
  • By: Maelish
  • 04/24/2013 04:11 pm

Soft Launch

Hey gamers!  Welcome to the soft launch of FindGamers.us.  This site specializes in helping USA based gamers find other people to roll dice and roleplay.  Looking for other people to play RPG (Role-Playing Games) with?  Or maybe your thing is Miniatures Based Wargames?  We want to be the one place you'd go to find a new bunch of gamers to roll a few dice with.

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.
 
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