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If it ain't Dwarven it's crap!
2009-04-25 03:00:08

Hi my fellow die tossers, hurlers, and slingers! I've lived in California Since way before I knew D&D existed. I hate it here and want to move within 3 or maybe 4 yrs. I wanted to draw from all of your experiences, to see what city/state is most welcoming, or friendly to RPG Gamers... Where do our people congregate?!?! Here the hobby is seen as dorky but everyone is eccentric in their own way so beyond the "its not cool" aspect I've been left alone about it. I just don't want to move to City/State where I cannot open a D&D book in public w/o getting mayor evil eye stares.

Thanks in advance for any input!!! -MRE.

— If it ain't Dwarven it's crap!

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The gamer that runs this site
2009-04-25 19:41:55

NearbyGamers has the most people registered from NYC, I think you could easily double-book game nights every night of the week there.

Chicago also has a lot of events and people, there's a really nice page up at http://www.chicagoboardgames.com/.

Fifty-something Method Actor / Storyteller
2009-04-28 05:55:45

Pick any city that a game publisher or major convention calls home, and you're certain to find a fair number of gamers in the area. Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. are all good starts.

Is it raining AGAIN?
2009-04-29 02:11:29

Seattle. That's where I moved to, not for games, but I've found many, many great players here. I used to live in L.A., and it was tough to find dedicated players who weren't just... weird. There's a huge indie movement here, and although we don't get a lot of game conventions, we do have a lot of hard-core gaming groups. WotC lives here, as do lots and lots of computer geeks. It's about as nerdy a city you can get.

But really, you should move with other criteria beyond finding games. Or, maybe you should just move to where GenCon is? :-)

D&D 3.5 player/GM
2009-04-29 06:06:57

Then why I can't find or gm game -_-' (NYC)

Fifty-something Method Actor / Storyteller
2009-04-30 01:24:06

Suzaku, anywhere you go it depends on compatibility in terms of scheduling, location, and the games sought. I have similar problems here in the northeast suburbs of Detroit, mainly because those games which most interest me are outside the mainstream, I lack convenient transport and can't host game sessions. I'm willing to play more conventional games, but the last two issues... they aren't things I can change any time soon. Be patient, and also be willing to venture outside your usual stomping grounds (whether in terms of games you'll play or places you'll visit). Time and effort breed results, but you have to be willing to make them.

soup?
2009-05-02 20:58:00

I would say any town that has a sizable college or university might be good for you. Even here in Arkansas (which notoriously bad for anything nerd-related) I have little trouble finding fellow gamers here in Conway.

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