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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Feb 2012 5:17 a.m. PST

You try out a new gaming group. None of them play any games you're currently playing. Are you willing to play what they're interested in, to "break in" with a new gaming group?

Dentatus Fezian07 Feb 2012 5:38 a.m. PST

Sure, I'll try anything with toy soldiers/boats/planes.

Joining depends more on the people in the group than the figs on the table. For me, anyway.

Toy Soldier Green07 Feb 2012 5:41 a.m. PST

Yes except for Lego wargaming. Just can't do it.

Dynaman878907 Feb 2012 5:42 a.m. PST

I've learned many new systems over the years, so in general sure. There are many games I would not play just to get in a group though.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Feb 2012 5:53 a.m. PST

Sure, I'll try anything with toy soldiers/boats/planes.

Even a roleplaying game? A boardgame? Card game?

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2012 5:58 a.m. PST

Yeah, as long as they're decent guys. I've been lucky to have good players and good sportsmen in the groups I've been involved in and it would be tough moving on to another group.

Martin Rapier07 Feb 2012 6:17 a.m. PST

I'll play anything, as long as it fits in with my energy levels and time available.

Caesar Inactive Member07 Feb 2012 7:35 a.m. PST

I play with a group that plays none of the games I have a primary interest in.
It doesn't matter to me, though, because I like the guys in the group and I have a good time playing, no matter what it is.

richarDISNEY Inactive Member07 Feb 2012 8:22 a.m. PST

FIrst, I need to see if I fit in with the people, then I will give the games a go.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2012 8:23 a.m. PST

Even a roleplaying game? A boardgame? Card game?

Sure – card games (like guillotine or Falling or Flux) are a good way to fill a bit of time if a game finishes early. Boardgame – if I know the rules / it's very easy. RPG – generally like to know who I'm playing with, but yeah, probably.

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2012 8:26 a.m. PST

It really depends. In general, it's about the quality of the people, but they've got to be occasionally playing at least one game I'm interested in. For a while I gamed with a group that only played my game of choice once every month or two. It was worth it to hang out with good group of gamers and to get some gaming in.

If I hadn't stumbled on a group of folks that plays games I like every other week and is closer to my home, I'd still be gaming with the first group.

Martin07 Feb 2012 8:29 a.m. PST

Even a roleplaying game? A boardgame? Card game?

Yes, yes, and yes if it's not a collectable card game, and even then I might play if they provided the deck.

I roleplay and boardgame probably more than I do minis so they are easy options.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Feb 2012 8:43 a.m. PST

depends more on the people

Me too

Garand07 Feb 2012 9:55 a.m. PST

Depends. People are important, won't argue that. But the game is important too. Are they playing a period or genre I like (for wargames)? Or an RPG I find acceptable? You can have a great group, but if the rules are a distraction, it can impact the experience…


PatrickWR07 Feb 2012 9:59 a.m. PST

Sure, I'll play along for a few months/meetings/whatever. I'll also be sure to bring along my beautifully painted miniatures for "my other game" to show off and hopefully pique their interest. :)

Mako1107 Feb 2012 2:10 p.m. PST

Sure, why not.

Most of the groups I've seen are also willing to give new things a try, if someone is willing to provide the time, minis, and teach them the rules.

Don Manser Inactive Member07 Feb 2012 4:31 p.m. PST



Micman Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2012 5:02 p.m. PST

Yes, I even tried D&D once.

HarmonWard12 Jul 2012 8:37 a.m. PST

It is all about the people and their willingness to reciprocate. We are talking to a reneactment group right now about attending one of their events in exchange for them attending on of ours. Friendships cannot be built on selfishness.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jul 2012 5:32 p.m. PST

If they're willing to put the effort into putting the game on, I am willing to play it.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2012 8:57 p.m. PST

Sure. If you play their games, there's more chance they'll be willing to play your games.

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