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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Sep 2019 8:56 p.m. PST

I was reading recently from a book written by a toy soldier collector. In the book, he admits to doing some solo gaming, but says that he could never be a real wargamer because he's "not social."

So – on a scale of 10 (mega social) to 1 (micro social), how social are you?

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 10:40 p.m. PST

I like being social for relatively short periods of times like a party or get together. But I'm usually done being social after one evening.l mabye two.

advocate19 Sep 2019 11:20 p.m. PST

The answer is always 5. In this case other people are either too sociable, or not enough, so I must be in the middle.

Dynaman878920 Sep 2019 4:13 a.m. PST

2 or 3 – whichever covers gaming with a friend across a board wargame table or joining a group of 3 or 4 gamers in a miniatures game. Large noisy (large crowds always get noisy) are no good for me and extroverts are a PITA since they ALWAYS think others want to interact with them or worse that introversion is an anomaly of some kind.

rustymusket20 Sep 2019 4:53 a.m. PST

I seem to get along fine with others. I do need alone time especially after a large (number of players) game. It uses up my energy, seemingly.

Garand20 Sep 2019 6:30 a.m. PST

I'm an introvert too, so 3.


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 7:06 a.m. PST

Ambivert. Let's go with 5.

Jeffers20 Sep 2019 9:29 a.m. PST

1. People are overrated.

Corporal Fagen20 Sep 2019 9:49 a.m. PST


KSmyth20 Sep 2019 9:54 a.m. PST

10--The best part of miniature wargaming is sharing with friends. What's wrong with you guys?

King Monkey20 Sep 2019 10:09 a.m. PST


Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 10:23 a.m. PST

7, I like the social side of wargaming, but suspect I am really probably a 3!!!!

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 12:08 p.m. PST

4-5 Don't care for large gatherings myself. like socializing in small groups.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 12:19 p.m. PST

5 – +1 Zulupaul….

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 1:09 p.m. PST


Stryderg20 Sep 2019 2:12 p.m. PST

2-3, I can deal with people in small doses. Usually I just want to be left alone. Large gatherings are annoying and people who like to talk generally get ignored except for an occasional "oh yeah".

von Schwartz20 Sep 2019 6:36 p.m. PST

Wow, disappointing, I have always found gamers to be very sociable, of course there are always a few a#*holes but life is full of them. I believe I would rate high on the scale, within reason of course. I still wanna be able to move around the table freely without bumping asses and elbows.

Texas Jack21 Sep 2019 5:30 a.m. PST

1, and yes, I am primarily a solo gamer.

Legion 421 Sep 2019 7:47 a.m. PST

I'm social ! But some one is going to have to buy me dinner first ! evil grin

von Schwartz21 Sep 2019 5:17 p.m. PST

So legion, do smoke afterwards too? (smile)

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2019 5:17 p.m. PST


Frontline Tim21 Oct 2019 4:31 p.m. PST

At my games club 10 in the real world 5/6

Legion 422 Oct 2019 3:07 a.m. PST

von …

I don't smoke anytime …

Unless someone sets me on fire.

Which has not happened … yet. But I do know of a number of those who would like to … if give the chance.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2019 5:35 a.m. PST


von Schwartz22 Oct 2019 6:42 p.m. PST

Legion, you should know that the proper response to that question is, "I don't know, I didn't look."

JimSelzer23 Oct 2019 3:49 p.m. PST


Legion 424 Oct 2019 1:24 p.m. PST

Well that is true too von … evil grin

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2019 7:22 p.m. PST

My job involves constant interaction with a large number of people and my home life has a quite demanding social life (my dear wife is very outgoing).

Some of my best friends are wargaming pals, so gaming is very social too. But I often feel the need to get away from people & the other sides of gaming (researching, planning & painting) are fortunately quite solitary pursuits.

I'm a '2', I guess.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 10:29 a.m. PST

2 amongst the public, 3 amongst family.

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