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POLL: Ever Introduce Non-Gamer Adults to the Hobby?


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Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member writes:

Yep.
First game I taught my wife (when we were dating) was Yaquinto's "Attack of the Mutants".
Second game was Avalon Hill's "War at Sea".
Next game was Avalin Hill's "Up Front". She won the AvalonCon championship the same year.
Now we mostly play RPGs and computer games together, current favorites being, respectively, Fantasy Trip/DragonQuest and City of Heroes and Left 4 Dead/Left 4 Dead 2, but she has always been willing to give almost any game a try except air/space fighter combat.
But, I recently showed her a game I designed for Star Wars fighter combat, and she gave me the ultimate compliment:
"Oh, my god; you have actually designed a space combat game I LIKE… and when I say "LIKE", I mean I want to play it again, RIGHT NOW!"
And we did. :-)


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VOTING RESULTS
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yes
294
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no
187
39%
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CPBelt muses:

It seems the favorite hobbies of middle-aged men are watching television, yard work, fishing, or golf. Younger adults like their techno-gadgets and video games. Miniature gamers appear odd and weird to many people.

Have you ever introduced a non-gamer adult to miniature gaming and had them become interested in doing the hobby?