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...in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, oh! Who are the people in your neighborhood? The people that you meet each day!

Mr. Rogers is scary. :biggrin:



If you haven't guessed, this is the place to talk about your neighborhood gaming scene. We have members from all over the world, and while many post interesting tidbits in their intro threads, we really do not get a good glimpse of what the hobby may be like in their neck of the woods.

I'm from Texas in the US. In my area, we have gamers ranging from their teens to a few senior citizens. Most of our gaming community is relaxed, though we have our WAAC gamers as well. The larger cities are a bit more competitive and often hold RT tourneys that don't restrict much of anything, so Storm of Chaos and other lists are permitted, not restricted. WHFB has a slight larger following than 40K, and the Fanatic games, as well as those from other games companies are seen regularly. We have our gamers, and our hobbyists, and love to throw down in tourneys, where appearance is usually a deciding factor in the overall scores. Comp and Sportsmanship are issues that are debated like clockwork, and never seem to be satisfactory. The larger cities have multiple GW's (I think 3 or 4 in the Dallas area, and a couple in Houston as well, though in SETX where I live there are only Indy Retailers. Most seem to be very nice and understanding of our needs as gamers. Our local shoppe does not offer discounts of any sort, but has a large room with 10 4x8 tables set aside for our use, and our club can fill them to the brim with terrain. Our local tourneys usually go for about 10-15 bucks per entry and the prize money is split into 2 or 3 places depending upon how many entrants arrive for it. I tend to prefer to run $5 tourneys so that more people can play, giving the younger group an opportunity to compete with the older set. The two youngest members (my son being one) have placed and won prize money, too!

Well that's my Southeast Texas neighborhood in a gamer's nutshell. How about yours!



....oh! Who are the people in your neighborhood....
 

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I live in malmesbury in southwest England my nearest GW is in the pit that is Swindon. we have gamers from as young as 10 to guys in their late 30's to mid 40's. most of the community are hardcore must win wankers. there are a select few guys that play for the fun of it but most of them use that as an excuse when they don't win. There seems to be more than 2-3 takes on some of the rules like line of sight; how you check it, what size a piece of terrain should be (some guy says it goes as high as 6), and how 40k combat works. The GW has two 6' by 4' tables both halfed so we have to battle on 3' by 4' tables. There are usually tourneys going on but I never seem to be around when they are statred. One of the staff there is extremely biased towards people he likes and you can easliy tell because he asks who is doing what before he makes his choice of what should happen. However the local gaming club the swindon dragons sounds to be awesome. you have to have an adult (18+) accopany you if you are below 18 years old i think there are 10 tables of various size and themes.
 

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i'm currently attending college in hiram, ohio. it's in the middle of freakin' nowhere...seriously, the closest 'town' is half an hour away. there isn't a hobby shop of any kind within 45 minutes of me, so i haven't gotten a single oppurtunity to game yet (with the exception of vassal). it sucks soooo much...the nearest GW is six hours away (actually one 6 hrs to the east in chicago, one 6 hrs. to the west in philiadelphia...). so, as far as i can tell, there isn't a gaming scene at all that i can easily access, especially considering the fact that i don't own a car, and my only friend who does 40k, though he does own a car, is still in high school....

hehe, sorry, rant over. :biggrin:
 

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I hail from the woderful land of kent, its a dive!!!
I mostly play at home because my local GW is full of people who spit when they speak, looking for clubs is pretty tough when you're 30, most of the people i grew up gaming with have since left the hobby but my son and daughter are avid gamers now (and keep wooping me!!!)
any clubs in kent get in touch, and if anyone out there works at GW bluewater, calm down please you're scaring people away!!!!
 

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My gaming group is in and around Coshocton, Oh. It's definately a little out of the way town and we drive 45 minutes to the nearest indy store. Luckily, a few of us got into WH40k in high school and conviced more and more people to play as some of the older players moved or got out of the hobby. When we get together to play it can be anywhere between 2 and 10 or so people, averaging around 5. I've convinced 2 of my groups players to join here and they are Warmaster Faustus and Eldest_Exarch. We typically play weekly and just started getting together weekly for a painting day as well. We all love to get in some games with different players seeing as how we've played each other hundreds of times so we try to go to tourney's at the closest indy store when we can. Our group ages range from 13 (I think) to me, 24, being the oldest player, most around 18. When we play home games we have 2 boards and plenty of terrain to cover them both, so we have 2 bigger games or split the boards in half and can have 4 1000pts per side games going at once. We're all used to friendly play and patience as we have taught countless people how to play the game (always recruiting, lol). The closest indy shop holds 40k and WFB tourney's at about the same frequency so I assume they have a fairly even number of players in each, but it seems like there's a bit more 40k players than fantasy. We also make the runs to Columbus (1hr. 15min. drive) to visit the indy stores there quite a bit. They seem to have some supplies and paint that we can't get anywhere closer. I've never been to an actual GW store in my life, and I don't think anyone from the gaming group has either.

Thats mid-Ohio in a nutshell I guess. We're lucky we have such a large group of 40k nuts in one place and a place to go and play or we wouldn't stick with the hobby.
 

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hello everyone,

i have seen the darkness! i am a die hard blood angels fan, however, just recently i have sworn my allegance to papa nurgal and his warm rotting gut.
soon i will be posting my army and would like some feed back when you get a chance.
 

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Greetings from Oslo, Norway.

I started painting miniatures, using em as models when we played D&D , that is 18 years ago..my god..time flies.. but It wasnt until 8 more year had passed that me and my mates moved on playing warhammer Fantasy. I was working at a youth club at the time, and I made my own Warhammer coven, inside the club, getting even the rascals and "outcasts" to sit still and paint and chat. I ran that "club in club" for 3 more years, and had tons of Brettonian cavalry, archers and the works. I also had a Vampire count army, Beastmen and some High Elves...At some point I got worned out, It just got to much, I got sick of the job, game, the lots.. I hit a drought, which will happen if u overdo any activity.. So i started Warhammer 40K ,instead and sold my WHFB to my close mate (so I can still use it, I havnt tho) to fund my new passion...I went for TAU...then Necrons....then Chaos........then Nids.....and now Orks.....all armies painted and ready (Orks still in progress , I started them a month ago). We have a great game community with close mates, and the odd friend. We host games and tourney, which has gotten so good rep now, even the local Oslo GW staff fights to attend them , We are 6 really dedicated gamers who makes all the terrain aswell, creating Fixed tables of high quality, which are 3 pieces, who all can rotate so u can get alot of combinations..

I got a 3 year old kid, which I "share" with my Xgf a 50/50 deal. Im also lucky with my new girlfriend who fully understands my passion for this game.

32 years of age, and still playing with plastic men and Frikking proud of it too!

Stay sharp!
 

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nice pyro; i'll have to track y'all down someday....
Just a couple hours South of ya. I don't make it up North too much except for the occassional metal show at Peabody's in Cleveland. If you ever have a chance to come our way get ahold of me and maybe we can arrange something. We usually play on Saturdays. Worst case scenario, if my friends house isn't available to play at we can head for the comic shop and get a couple games in.
 

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awesome :biggrin:

actually, i've been to Peabody's myself...my dad's played a couple gigs there. and i've been to Coshocton, as well...field trip to the museum junior year with my world history class. it's actually quite a bit bigger than Hiram.....
 

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Oh my, field trip to Coshocton?!? Your school must've been a bunch of cheap arse's. This town has less life in it than the road kill I passed today. Its one big retirement home is what it is. No jobs, lots of pharmacies, and Historical Roscoe Village.

Anyway, enough of that rant. If you get a chance to head this way or you wanna try to schedule something just pm me. I'm usually not on here from Mon-Wed though, I don't work on those days so I'm not online much.
 

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I've lived here in Charlotte, the "Queen City of the South," for just over three years now.
We had a GW corporate store in our Mills mall that closed down about the time I moved here. For being an area with just under 2 million people in the metro area, we have a relatively few places where one can play Warhammer. A couple hobby shops sell it as an afterthought, one other is more into MTG and Pokemon so he just has some 40k stuff as a courtesy, and two are there pretty much war-gaming every night... one fantasy and one 40k.

I am very glad that I found the place where I go now. It's a little bit of a drive because I live in the sticks, but worth it. They sell all their GW stuff for a discount, so it's better than mail-order.

It's mainly "older" guys who play there... guys in their 30's as far as I know. (I'm 35, so I guess I fit in with the crowd.) There are also a group of loyalist school-aged kids that come in and they are quite the wild bunch.

@ Loyalist,
I'm pretty sure that Philly is East and Chicago is West of you. (Sorry, geography geek in me made me do it.:wink:)
 

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That's alright... I was chatting with a guy on another board and he thought he was on the east coast ('cause we were talking about time zone difference between here and UK) but he was in Washington State.

I was like, "dude, add three hours to what we just said." :laugh:
 

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The hobby in my town has a shop were loads of people go to play I swear London Ont. has a huge amount of players.
 

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i live in an area where not many people can afford warhammer 40,000 so literally i am the only one in like a mile radius to have warhammer, i always lend them to other people as i have too many...
 

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I am here in Halifax Nova Scotia, not a bad gaming scene here I guess, we have 3 main comic book stores that have coverd our needs well for a long time.
Then came the GW store 3 years ago and now we have a nice place with about 5 full size tables, 2 4x4 tables and 2 4 seater painting tables. It has helped the gaming around here grow arround here alot. Parents will actuly go into this store and buy stuff for the kids :p they were scared of the comic store I think hehe.

Only problem with them is that once they came into town, the GW distribuiter stoped selling to the local store I went to (Mirror Universe comics and hobbies). The wanted to basicly foce customers to go to the GW store for stuff. Now MU has since shut down so my group and I have started at the local GW store. Dont get me wrong it is a great store and the guys working there are all great. They did not make the choice to stop selling to the little guys so we don't hold it against them.

Long story short, Gaming is good, you can go in and find a game when ever you want basicly.
 

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Coventry UK. weekends has a lot of 10-16 years olds who are preaty cool really when you get to know them. I go mostly during the week now due to work and college and then its mostly students from cov uni. Its a good store which is soon to move to a bigger store. Lots of events are hole there and the staff are always useful and will chat about almost anythink ^^. could be seen more as freinds than shop keepers.
 

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I game here in Winnipeg and It's not to bad I guess, we got plenty of stores that sell warhammer and that but most of the people that play it are in hiding :p
 

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I'm from Washington State and am just getting started. I have some friends from school who are pretty into it and there are gw shops nearby where they go along with a good indy shop. We have enough terrain to play a game with 4 ~1000 armies.
 
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