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Subject: Do you identify the people that you game with as an organized "gaming group"? rss

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mortego
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The question is pretty vague so answer/reply as you interpret it, it all works.


I actually belong to an organized gaming group with a couple hundred members:
http://www.gaspgamer.com/

But I also have a semi-regular group that meets when we can and sometimes it's planned and sometimes we wing it.



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J C Lawrence
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No. We're neither organised or a group.
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I belong to an organized club, and a regular group, and a regular group that is an off shoot of the club.
 
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http://www.meetup.com/Rochester-Game-Night/
 
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we are a group of friends (about 40) and when have a facebook group where we organize game evenings and events.
But I wouldn't say we are "organized" we just love to stay together and play board games!
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Mindy Basi
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Yes, I do.
 
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Quote:
Do you identify the people that you game with as an organized "gaming group"?
We're a group who meet to play games, so yeah.
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Michael Dillenbeck
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About 15 months ago my wife and I went to my FLGS to find people to try Foragers 3 or 4 player with, and we've been meeting with the two that said okay weekly ever since... and I've been exposed to a new game or two just about every week.

Thus I do identify them as my "game group" - just as I identify my wife as my other "game group". However, we've welcomed extra people to play with us when playing in public, so it isn't an exclusive group. Sometimes they are coworkers of other members, sometimes they are people in the game store, and so on.

Back in the day I did attend two larger game groups for tabletop RPGs at my local university, and those were about 20-40 members... but I've never belonged to something that had hundreds of gamers meeting regularly!
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clearclaw wrote:
No. We're neither organised or a group.


Don't listen to him - clearclaw is just trying to have his gang status removed.

He should have thought of the consequences before getting 18XX tattooed on his face!
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Matt Clark
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Yes, we have an official membership that pays (very reasonable) dues. We vote on stuff, we have parties, tournaments, organized charitable donations, a guild, a microbadge, etc. Non-members are always welcome to join us, though.
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Geoffrey Burrell
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The group that I used to play with was not officially organized but we were a bona fide gaming group.
 
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Stephanie Prince
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Nope. I play with friends and family.
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The most organized group I belong to is work sponsored. The group owns a board collection, which we store in company provided cabinets near a company provide room we can schedule for after hours game nights (it's a training room during the day.) We have optional dues (which the company matches) but anyone that shows up to our weekly game nights can play, no questions ask.

Other groups are e-mail invite lists that a host sends out for game days at their house. Another one is a facebook group that has had game days at a college conference room and a FLGS.

None of these groups have a definite boundary on who is a member. There is a continuum from organizer(s) through regular attendees, through occasional attendees, to people who think they might attend someday.
 
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We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune, we take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.


But all the decision of that officer must be approved at a bi-weekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs.

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Kevin Brown
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"Organized" would be a gross overstatement
 
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saturnkk wrote:
We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune, we take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.


But all the decision of that officer must be approved at a bi-weekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs.



That right there is funny!!!
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Quote:
Do you identify the people that you game with as an organized "gaming group"?


No, since they're friends and family, I typically identify them (and vice versa) by any number of terms that are unprintable and unrepeatable in polite company... whistle
 
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Since my preference is mostly to 2-player games, no.
I have a gaming partner - a friend where that friendship is based on our appreciation of playing games.
I have other friends (friendships that aren't based on gaming) I play with from time to time.

I play in larger groups when either of the above hosts a party (or when I do).

I've also been to a couple of gaming groups and larger events, and the divergence in gaming tastes was too great to make a habit of it.

Those dynamics are all subject to change in a couple of months, when I'll be moving to a different city.
 
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saturnkk wrote:
We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune, we take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.


But all the decision of that officer must be approved at a bi-weekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs.



Be quiet! I ORDER you to be quiet!
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It's no longer a regular group, but the circle of gamers I game with for the last 15 years here in Austin I consider my "group"....My peoples....Meeples.
 
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Shawn Harriman
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For years we have played 1-2 times a week so yes game group check.

Tonight will be the first night we are actually scheduling games ahead of time.

We are taking turns picking the first game of the night.
Respectfully playing what others pick with happiness (hopefully.)

White board with future games.

We can get rules out in advance so learning time should be faster and better.

Now we are organized.

Hopefully less down time trying to come to a consensus what to play.

Each person gets to play their games in a more predictable regular pattern.


Today yes I am part of an organized game group.
 
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CannonWolf wrote:
saturnkk wrote:
We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune, we take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.


But all the decision of that officer must be approved at a bi-weekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs.



Be quiet! I ORDER you to be quiet!


Order eh who does he think he is?
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Dostradamas wrote:
CannonWolf wrote:
saturnkk wrote:
We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune, we take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.


But all the decision of that officer must be approved at a bi-weekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs.



Be quiet! I ORDER you to be quiet!


Order eh who does he think he is?


No kidding. I didn't vote for him.
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saturnkk wrote:
Dostradamas wrote:
CannonWolf wrote:
saturnkk wrote:
We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune, we take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.


But all the decision of that officer must be approved at a bi-weekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs.



Be quiet! I ORDER you to be quiet!


Order eh who does he think he is?


No kidding. I didn't vote for him.


You don't vote for Kings
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Our group is made up of a core group of 4 (5 if you include the one guys little boy who gladly spends all night playing minecraft) and a group of another 5 or so who intermittently join us.

We only play once a month-ish but we do consider it our game-group, and we are mostly organized, sort of, loosely,...
 
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