Right, I thought I'd make an account on here in the hopes of joining a gaming group.
I like to try new systems as I come across them, unfortunately there aren't many gamers near me (not that I know of anyways). I'd rather play in real life, though I suppose I might try chat...
Right now I would probably be willing to play almost any system except for D&D 4.0; though, fair warning, I'm a big fan of homebrew for 3.5/PF.
Erm... I guess that's all?
Hello Every one?
I moved to the area (Danbury) about 9 months ago and joined here for much of the same reason. What I've found is that there are a fair amount of gamers around, but that most are in insulated communities/cliches, or you meet people that are scattered across the state. There tend to be more open, or at least, advertised groups (on meetup I believe) along the coast - Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford. The only contact I've really had on here is from a 4E campaign on the NY side of the boarder.
What thankfully has worked for me is that I stopped by the "local" comic shop in Newtown (Cave Comics, http://www.cavecomics.com/) and posted on their bulletin board. There's a pathfinder group that plays biweekly Sundays (typically 1st and 3rd Sunday) at Cave Comics and I joined them. It's primarily a dungeon crawl, but it's better than nothing and the story line has been opening up as well. It's a good group of people though and that's probably the more valuable part for me. It's a come if you're able to group so we typically have 4-6 people show up, sometimes 3 in which case we're allowed to bring along an npc mercenary. There's been 5 people, including me, showing up on a regular basis with 1-3 others showing up on rare occasion. The group is somewhat capped at 6 people as there's only so much space at the table. The reason why I'm describing this so much is that it might peak your interest and Newtown might not be terribly far from Weston. (There might not be much of a mileage distance from places around here but there are rarely direct routes so the time factor has been more of a deterrence on my end.) If you're interested, I can provide you the DM's email address and see what you think.
Another possibility is that I have been tempted to start up a campaign or form a group a bit more locally. One that would contain a bit more rp than I'm currently getting. I know a few other gamers nearby and my spouse has actually admitted interest in trying out an rpg, so I don't want to let the opportunity slip away.
Hope you find some of this helpful and I'm always up for chatting, never hurts to know another gamer.
Cave Comics is about 40 minutes from me, so depending on how long the games tend to run that may or may not be a good investment for me. If it's anything like the games I used to play in it sounds great, though I suspect college games might run a little longer than most, what with our rooms being a mere elevator ride away...
I'd be happy to take the DM's, though I would like to know a little bit more about the game first. Mainly how long do the games tend to run, what are the house rules and do you keep the same character or do you keep making new ones. I don't actually have that much experience with dungeon crawls, but that's partially because my old group had an unfortunate tendency to build empires and fight armies.
That said, starting a new game that has a bit more rp to it sounds better to me. As does getting in on it at the beginning. I like to make rather involved characters that try and affect the world they're in and I don't know how much room there is for that in a dungeon crawl campaign. The fact that Google maps lists the generic Danbury marker as closer would also be a plus. So if you do that route definitely let me know.