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POLL: How to Save the Hobby From Dying Out?


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Yesthatphil writes:

Take your point although the people queueing (both days) weren't tournament players (or traders, or fellow games presenters) – they were already in … they were visitors.

I try not to draw lines between those who go to shop and those who go to enjoy the show (and maybe even join in) – as I think most people are a variable mix of the two.

Yes MK is the place to encourage new people to take an interest – just was mentioning Derby (one of many) as a caveat to the idea that this burgeoning and successful leisure activity might be somehow facing extinction wink

Phil


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
be accessible
34
5%
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be in touch with the times
12
2%
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be welcoming
73
11%
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do a better job of promoting our conventions and shows
26
4%
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don't be a jerk
57
8%
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don't be snarky
16
2%
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don't put down the games they play
40
6%
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don't tell your old war stories
2
0%
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game with the grandkids
26
4%
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half-price tickets to students
7
1%
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make it easier for newbies to enter the hobby
47
7%
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more games with simple rules that are easily learned
36
5%
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more Japanese animation-themed games
0
0%
 
more of the Flames of War approach
8
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more pirate games
3
0%
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more post-apocalypse games
0
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more zombie games
0
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run games specifically for younger players
32
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run more games at GenCon
3
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run more games at Origins
2
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run more games at PAX
1
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show respect to casual visitors
54
8%
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sponsor demo games at libraries
18
3%
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support the local game store
32
5%
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take kids seriously
46
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thin the hobby to fewer companies per genre
0
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other (explain)
4
1%
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no opinion
5
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I'm not worried about it
54
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I don't believe there's a problem
43
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

peterx Supporting Member of TMP says:

I notice our gamer population getting older and greyer at game conventions. I was thinking about how to bring young people into the hobby so playing with toy soldiers and rules doesn't go the way of the dodo. I had some ideas. I think we offer free tickets to kids under a certain age at game cons, but do we offer half-priced tickets to all students? What else could we do about encouraging young people? More zombie games, post-apocalyptic games, Japanese animation-themed games, more pirate games, more simple rules that are easily learned? What else?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.