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POLL: What's Your Role in the Local Gaming Group?


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unknown member writes:

I seem to have fallen in with a bunch of movers and shakers. For example, I managed to talk the group into doing a series of Paraguayan War games (all I had to do was paint 2,000 figures, modify a set of rules, design the scenarios and coordinate everyone's schedules.)

We are all now waiting for another M & S to finish painting up his Burmese army…


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
the player!
6
4%
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the goat
0
0%
 
the undependable player
14
9%
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the whiner
1
1%
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other
13
9%
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the designer
4
3%
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the enthusiast
1
1%
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the coordinator
9
6%
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the moaner
0
0%
 
the editor
0
0%
 
a mover and shaker
9
6%
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I don't have a local group
37
25%
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the workhorse
9
6%
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go with the flow
20
14%
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the librarian
0
0%
 
the follower
2
1%
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the period master
2
1%
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the mug
0
0%
 
the host
14
9%
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the period player
2
1%
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the starter
5
3%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

unknown member says:

This is probably been asked before, but what do you view as your role in your local gaming group?

Poll set up by unknown member, based on this pre-poll discussion.

the player!
Shows up for every game and plays his heart out. Though not much for painting or running the games.
the goat
The one they all laugh about because of my rotten, toxic, disastrous luck.
the undependable player
I am the guy who really want to show up, but for some reason it never quite works out.
the whiner
The guy who complains constantly and could care less about whether anyone else has fun.
other
Please explain
the designer
I've also been known to develop many house rules.
the enthusiast
I think I can honestly claim to have built up a ground swell for Napoleonics at my FLGS, but I have been supported by a couple of fellow hard core Napoleonistas in this.
the coordinator
I arrange for someone to run a game on a given game night and then make sure that the players know about it and that the guy running the game has players.
the moaner
Don't forget the guy that comes and plays and then bitches about every single rules set not being quite right.
the editor
I'm the writer of the newsletter
a mover and shaker
Do you talk your friends into new periods, then run off to build most of the armies and terrain. Design the rules or scenarios and run a majority of the games.
I don't have a local group
For whatever reason, I don't take part in a local gaming group.
the workhorse
I paint all the figs, design all the scenarios, make all the terrain, set up all the times to play and make all the calls. I also usually provide food and drink. Other than that everyone else does all the work.
go with the flow
Go with the flow, paint armies and join in whatever period everyone else likes. Occasionally run a game.
the librarian
Lender of books to ingrates who later deny that they have them or worse, claim that they own them.
the follower
I tend to get involved in things the other guys do that I was going to do anyways. I am happy to make someone else's project happen as I don't want to collect everything generally.
the period master
the one who HAS most periods, assembled, painted, and ready to play, who suggests new games, scenarios, and fun, only to be beaten about the head and shoulders that Games Workshop is the only REAL hobby, whence I meekly get out my Space Marines and trounce them for their lack of vision.
the mug
Does everything for everyone else, putting in all the effort to keep things going whilst others ride on their coat tails
the host
We game in my basement, and I provide the figures for about a quarter of the games.
the period player
Has figs and rules for his favorite period but rarely participates in other games.
the starter
I have the money, but not the time to do new periods and rules, so I am usually an early adopter. Then a late painter and getting troops on the table, as I have enough money to buy everything, but not enough time to get it all painted.