WISH 80: Finding a New Group

How do you go about finding a new gaming group?

That’s a good question. I think networking is the most important thing, as most gaming groups I’ve been in have involved just happening to know the right person at the right time.

The problem I’ve run into since I left college long ago is finding local gamers at all. Currently my friend Jenn and I are driving almost two hours (each way) to play in a once-a-month game, and I was making that drive for several years before I met her. That’s been my only steady source of gaming, and I like the people there, but it would be nice to not have to make that much of a journey for a game, in part because it might well mean playing in more games.

Finding a new group to game with, when you don’t live in an urban area with lots of local gamers to choose from, can be frustrating, and I’m sorry to say that I don’t know of any secrets to make it less so. Even once you find other gamers, there’s every possibilities that clashing personalities and tastes will result in only a short-lived gaming experience.

Hmmm….this answer is ending up being more depressing than I’d intended when I started writing it.