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Geoffrey Burrell
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My old group was very diverse. Three black guys and three white guys and a woman. How socially diverse is your gaming group?
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Doesn't matter in the slightest. We have friends that like to game together. Outside of that, nothing really matters.
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GeoffreyB wrote:
My old group was very diverse. Three black guys and three white guys and a woman. How socially diverse is your gaming group?


Again... congratulations? Did you specifically form your group based on these characteristics or did it happen naturally? Does it affect your gaming in any way?

More importantly, is the woman in the group black or white (or something else)?

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Topanga wrote:
GeoffreyB wrote:
My old group was very diverse. Three black guys and three white guys and a woman. How socially diverse is your gaming group?


Again... congratulations? Did you specifically form your group based on these characteristics or did it happen naturally? Does it affect your gaming in any way?

More importantly, is the woman in the group black or white (or something else)?



Hahahaha!!!!!!
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damn dude, please take race out of this so we can talk about how socially deserve we are

When I brought my girlfriend to game with us she laughed out loud when we left because we are near clones of each other socially. Not all that surprising though since we've been gaming since high school.
 
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I get it.

This is the same guy that asked about educational breakdown of groups in another thread.

I think he is having us on on a boring Monday afternoon.

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Like the area we live in, our group is almost all white Americans and around half female.
 
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Well, we had a female play in our group once. A FEMALE (!). Can you believe it?
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J C Lawrence
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I'm fairly sure we're all members of the same species, but I don't want to check.
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GeoffreyB wrote:
My old group was very diverse. Three black guys and three white guys and a woman. How socially diverse is your gaming group?


Is "social diversity" even a thing or in this case the correct term?
You seem to be talking about race/skin clour/ethnicity and sex (or gender?) here?

The people i game with are mostly college educated, almost 50/50 gender/sex distibution (more men then women actually due to a higher count of gay men than lesbians), some gays, sometimes some lesbians (but that's it with the LGBT crowd), mostly white/caucasian/european, politically more left or center, some vegetarians (but no strict vegans), mostly atheist or non-religious, some catholics, also some crossfit.
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Geoffrey Burrell
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I wasn't trying to stereotype anyone. I was just curious.
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6 Eurogamers, 4 AmeriTrashers, 2 Grognards, 1 (lonely) Party Gamer, and 1 guy who keeps trying to get
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Ian Bennetts
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Our group is not very diverse at all; it turns out we're all gamers.
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Yes, the people with whom I game have a wide educational, socio-economic, nationality, religious, and cultural diversity. I don't really give it much thought, as they are just people.

 
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I don't care whether or not our gamers are diverse or not. We just welcome all and don't concern ourselves about these things.
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Shawn Harriman
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My regular group is pretty diverse.

A hardcore competitive euro gamer

A table top miniature cooperative nut

An ameritrash worshiper (I swear he would play Talisman (Revised 4th Edition) daily.)

A chit crazed grognard

And a worshiper of the deck builders of all.

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dennisthebadger wrote:
GeoffreyB wrote:
My old group was very diverse. Three black guys and three white guys and a woman. How socially diverse is your gaming group?


Is "social diversity" even a thing or in this case the correct term?
You seem to be talking about race/skin clour/ethnicity and sex (or gender?) here?

They taught him some funny things in PhD school.

The social skills of my gaming group vary quite a lot, but the most skilled is a 42.
 
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Irrelevant and politically loaded.
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marcnelsonjr wrote:
Like the area we live in, our group is almost all white Americans and around half female.

am I the only person who read this as "half female" like the way some characters are "half-elf" and then wondered what the other half was?
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Yo, Dawg, I heard you like diversity while you game, so we got you three different diversity threads so you can diversify your response on diversity among a diverse group of gamers while you create a diversion.
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Should you avoid playing solo because it's too exclusive?
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Just pointing the obvious - game mechanics are not really classifying anyone, it's just people sticking to those mechanics they saw first, get accustomed to, spend minimal effort on processing and THEREFORE 'like that type of game'.
Also, any 'odd' or 'fancy' hobby will be positively correlate with higher education (exposure to stuff and desire to learn new things), open-mindedness (overcoming initial prejudices like 'eh, colourful kiddie game, better do something more "normal" '), technical, managerial jobs (not getting put off by minutia digging and intense attention to detail).
That's my $0.02 of armchair 'look ma I'm can do psychology' stuff.
 
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Iori_Yagami wrote:

Also, any 'odd' or 'fancy' hobby will be positively correlate with higher education (exposure to stuff and desire to learn new things), open-mindedness (overcoming initial prejudices like 'eh, colourful kiddie game, better do something more "normal" '), technical, managerial jobs (not getting put off by minutia digging and intense attention to detail).
That's my $0.02 of armchair 'look ma I'm can do psychology' stuff.


I don't think that's true at all.

Using higher education as a marker of who's more clued into the world is such a weird view, people can learn without letters next to their name on their ID, particularly in social terms.

Plus, given how many gamers outright say they despise playing games which remind them of their work responsibilities...

Gamers are as varied as your own views & friendship circles, if you're open to people, can explain stuff without relying on marks of income/education level (seriously, it's such an accidental political prejudice thing it's maddening), then you'll draw in more people.

If you hang around and play games with people who are similar to you/work the exact same job type/have done for years, then of course there's going to be no variety of people.
 
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