from what I have heard, you can't throw a stone without hitting a gamer in that area, so I am sure you'll have no problems
I moved up to the Seattle area around the beginning of June. Sitting at home the last month and a half isn't the most fun thing to do anymore at night, and the work I do doesn't afford me the social time or social bonds I need... and right now I need some hobby gaming
I'm looking to join a 4e game (possible 3.5 or even try Pathfinder), either new or in-progress. I live in Renton and am willing to drive 30 minutes or so. I like 50/50 split combat/rp but if it is a little heavier of one than the other I don't mind. As long as the group has fun devising tactics in battle, or puts their mind and imagination to work when role-playing I'm fine!
EDIT: I like gaming on weekends, but the way my schedule is now just about any night is open to me.
Renton is a bit too far for me to comfortably travel, but as said prior, there are a TON of hobby gamers in the area. Have you found a FLGS?
I've been for a decent shop to frequent. Went to the two Uncles games (Tukwila and Bellevue) and plan on driving over to DTwentyGames in Normandy Park this evening for D&D Encounters. BlueHighway in Queen Anne didn't seem very pen & paper friendly when I stopped in one day, so I don't believe I will be going back.
I find it amazing that 12 miles is too far to drive, but I am still thinking in distance rather than time when traveling for place to place here. Driving is a whole different beast than what I am used to.
Welcome to Renton
Best bet when planning driving distance/time is to plan on time. Getting into or out of Renton can be a bear, especially in the Highlands.
As for gaming shops, there aren't any. The closest was the Wizards of the Coast shop at Southcenter/Westfield but ehy left ages ago. There is a comic shop down the main drag of old downtown Renton but I'm not sure if you'll find any board or the like since I have not made my way in there yet.
I was thinking of getting a group going but I wanted to see what the interest levels were first before diving head-long into a major commitment. I can keep you posted if you like.
I drove to Normandy Park yesterday. The 20 minute drive wasn't too bad, and definitely worth the fun I had. DTwenty Games was a nice little FLGS, and the guy running D&D Encounters was nice and fun to talk with. I plan on going next week for Encounters, and was told by the DM he is trying to get LFR started there. I'm not a big fan of FR, but anything that gets me out and able to meet people and talk helps.
well, if anything gets going i think i could handle the drive to renton! haven't actually played 4th edition yet, but would be willing to try if all involved had a bit of patience.
Still looking? I work in Tukwila and could likely swing a game every other week or so.
Howdy Jynxed, I am putting together a game in renton highlands. if you are interested shoot me an email at joshahardin at yahoo. have a good one