The New Guy
by, 08-12-2010 at 09:50 PM (618 Views)
Hello and welcome to my first blog. Since I'm currently stuck being awake due to the loud drunken singing and staggering from my upstairs neighbor, I thought now was as good a time as any to begin. I've come here like we all have - to find a gaming group. I've had mostly bad luck trying to find a local game, so Pen & Paper Games seems like my last, best hope.
The gaming community here in Madison, Wisconsin is extremely cliquey. There are three brick and mortar gaming stores and all of them do nothing but play Magic: The Gathering all day, every day. Sometimes I think Wizards of the Coast created Fourth Edition Dungeons & Dragons just so people who played 3.5 Dungeons & Dragons would quit and go over to Magic.
One group made me tell them my entire gaming life story, then told me they weren't interested without giving a reason why. Another consisted of men who were at least 6'6" in height. I was there with another potential recruit alongside me. We were asked only one question. "What D&D games will you play?" While I gave a somewhat lengthy response to this vague question, the large man-boy just shrugged his shoulders and said "They're all okay." Personally, I think they made up their minds when they saw my 5'10" frame standing next to this 6'7" giant. The tallest of them looked at him and said, "We're going to go with you, but you have to read the entire Pathfinder rulebook, okay?" The Neanderthal vigorously nodded his head while I took my exit.
I guess what I'm saying is I doubt I will have a worse experience here. I look forward to meeting the community.