Friday, February 29, 2008
"From now on, gang, we won't let Rudolph join in any reindeer games. " Comet the Coach
A moment ago I found out, that like myself, some of the staff here at PPL had previously played the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons. This brought a smile to my face but also got me thinking. There are tons of games that are considered geeky or nerdy. They tend to make the player use more brain power than the average point and shoot type of game but where do you find other players interested in getting together to play Magic or AD&D? There is a nice little site called Nearbygamers that simply shows you a map with games and players identified. Essentially it is a yellow pages of gamers. You can filter the search by the type of game just by clicking on your choice. Also you can zoom in on the map and find individual players by location. Most of the people listed seem to be very open to new people joining. Now if role playing is not your thing there is also card games (not poker) and board games like the infamous Risk. So if you want to join a guild or a tournament then give this one try.