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Jeff
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I'm looking for some fellow gamers in the Lakeland/Polk County area who enjoy adventure style board games and wargames. I'm considering starting an actual Meetup group to find folks but as that has a bit of a startup cost, thought I'd gauge interest here first.

If anyone is interested, shoot me a PM or post here.

Happy Gaming :-D
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if you get a group going and ever have a day long gaming session to make it worth driving to you might be able to draw gamers like me from Orlando area and from the Tampa bay area since you are almost right in between.

in the mean time until you get something in Lakeland going, consider coming to Orlando area for a game day... this coming Saturday in Longwood Robert Goldsmith is hosting from 3pm until usually well past midnight (I'm usually leaving at Midnight to 1am and some are still gaming strong so don't know when it really ends).

http://www.meetup.com/OrlandoGameNight/events/108255142/

you have to join the meetup group (no cost) to get the address and you can seek Robert out on Facebook...

http://www.facebook.com/robert.goldsmith.7
argh, bgg doesn't treat the .7 as part of the url... so takes you to wrong person... try...
http://tinyurl.com/cntfd9a

I also plan to resume once a week all day euro gaming at my house in Longwood this Fall
 
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I will certainly let you know. The only thing stopping me now is lack of people. I'll check into your gaming group... Thanks for the note.
 
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Wow! Another Lakelander. Haha I thought we were extinct. If you do get that meetup going, let me know, I might be able to find a babysitter and swing by here and there. Struggling to juggle new baby and husbandly duties, so I'm like swamped.

Also, I know there's a meetup group that meets in Brandon. I've not had the chance to make it out that way, but I did see their link.

http://www.meetup.com/Brandon-Boardgamers/
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Heya Neighbor... yup, I'm actually a member of that meetup but, like you, haven't made it out yet. I'd like to try one of their Saturday events but they tend to fill up fast.

I will certainly send you a PM when I get something local going.

Thanks for sayin' hi.

Jeff

 
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I'm from savannah, and would consider driving for matches! I might even hit up that Orlando meet.
 
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asmodeos wrote:
I'm from savannah, and would consider driving for matches! I might even hit up that Orlando meet.

check with Robert, he may have extra crash space....
 
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Hello Lakelanders,
I live just south of you in Fruitland Park. I am always looking for more gamers and am glad to hear there are some others nearby.

I already meet up with a couple in Lakeland about once a week or at least every other week. We're always eager to add in new gamers, but in the past haven't been able to find any.

I've also recently been hooked up with another gamer thanks to TableTop Game Day at CoolStuff, although we haven't had a chance to game yet.
So it looks like we may have enough people to get a decent sized group going on in our area. Hooray!

Jeff, I'm very excited at the prospect of having another gamer interested in adventure games nearby, and even more excited about a gamer who also owns Heroscape living nearby.

GM me and let's get something going.
 
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Right on Will... I'm a seventh generation Floridian and have no idea where Fruitland Park is. I'm going to have to google that.

Its funny you mention heroscape, I actually hadn't dusted off that game in about 7 years. I got it for me and my son when he was just 5. Good memories.


 
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Ahh dang it. I saw Lakeland and read Lady Lake. I guess I'm always super hopeful about potential new gamer friends who live close by.

Lakeland is still only about 45 minutes away from here, though I'm north of Lakeland not south. I'd still be up for some occasional gaming, but maybe not weekly considering you're now not 10 minutes away.

 
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LoL... exactly. There's other folks that have stopped by from your neck of the woods. Maybe I need to just suck it up and start heading north more...

 
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Add me to the list of interested players...I live east of winter haven in the country so always gotta drive...but closer is always great!
 
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Thanks for the note Kermit... Geekmail sent :-)
 
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rickek wrote:
Add me to the list of interested players...I live east of winter haven in the country so always gotta drive...but closer is always great!

except for Dice Tower convention I assume

out of curiosity did anyone here attend?
 
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Almost pulled the trigger on that short trip but wimped out. Would love to go one day.
 
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was a great 5 days......worth doing the people were great!!
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We are a family of gamers in the Four Corners area (27/192) and are looking to find some people to game with as well.
 
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im in mt dora area might be too far for you guy
 
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B5:ACTA


Though I haven't had much luck in finding any players just around the block, I'll throw something else out here anyway...

I'd like one day to start a Babylon 5: A Call to Arms story driven campaign. Not so much a competitive setting as one where players would rank up and earn bigger "flagships" by cooperating in missions that form chapters in an overal story arc.

Since I am apparently the only gamer in Lakeland whistle, I would not be opposed to making a road trip for a healthy session of gaming somewhere 1-2 hours away even. With any luck, there's folks out there who wouldn't mind alternating hosting a session.

If anyone has any inclination to do something like this, send me a geek message.


And by the way, I have started a local meetup like site at GroupSpaces.Com. Just search Lakeland Boardgames there...


 
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Brian Grell
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I'm in the Lakeland area(Auburndale) and interested in meeting up with fellow gamers. I too haven't had much luck finding a decent steady group.
 
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I'll send ya a PM...
 
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