TGN looking for gamer transition stories

By tgn_admin
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May 16th, 2011
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Tabletop Gaming News is looking for stories about how people have expanded their gaming hobby from larger companies and their games to games produced by smaller firms.

How did you hear about them?
What got you excited about them?
How did you get your gaming group and community into those games?

Also, do you still play the bigger games that got you into the hobby? Please write and tell us your gaming stories.

We’re not looking to provide a platform to excoriate or criticize one company or the other, we are looking for constructive advice and examples on how to expand people’s gaming options and expand their community into new games.

If you are interested please use the site’s Contact Form to email me.

  • Wickedstormy

    Seriously?

    • Psychotic Storm

      Yes, why not from GW centric forums, one can get the idea many people that beyond GW there is nothing.

    • Zac

      Yes. It is like that saying “everyone complains about the weather but no-one does anything about it”. In this case I want to find positive and constructive examples of people changing their gaming focus.

      And it won’t just be about GW as it turns out that I have had more than one offer of people discussing how they moved from playing CMGs

  • TheRoss

    I think a better way to put this would be:

    Tabletop Gaming News is looking for stories about how people have expanded their gaming hobby from larger companies to smaller companies. How did you hear about them? What got you excited about them? Also, do you still play the bigger games that got you into the hobby? Please write and tell us your gaming stories!

    Alot of us still play/buy from GW, Privateer and Battlefront, as those are all bigger companies which probably got us into the hobby. Everyone has a love for their hobby and no one should tell them that they are wrong about the money they spend on little army men because someone doesnt like the company. :p

    • Zac

      Probably a better idea. I’ll change it later today

  • Nicolay

    Personally think this is a good idea. When playing WH and reading White Dwarf its easy to think GW makes the best minis and games, which isn’t true. There are games where you do not need to paint 100s of minis, with models miles ahead and better game rules as well.

    Rackham opened my eyes back then (just before making them cry). Have not purchased nor played WH since. All without regret.

    • ish

      Pretty much the same story here. I also think this is a great call, I will be happy to get a story out of my (now converted to many small systems) gaming group.

      I don’t think PP or Battlefront is on the same level as GW. Many young people get into WH and 40k and will never hear of anything else. If you know PP or Battlefront, and are active on their forums, you will sooner or later be introduced to other companies too.

  • Strangely I am still playing mostly GW games.

    • treslibras

      It´s just because you wouldn´t know what to do with your 50+ dice collection otherwise. 😉

      • There’s always Shadowrun!

        • treslibras

          Haha, true! Dice pools!

  • Nosaj Verush

    For a second I thought I was on MSNBC.com, but I could not figure put why the reporter was calling the GOP by the name GW.

  • Lparigi34

    In my group we diverted to some small company games and tried to add variety to our gaming. On one hand, we now play a lot more boardgames than we ever did as the main activity. On the other, as for miniature gaming, eventually all alternative games/rulesets we have tried just became forgotten and we keep on playing mostly GW.

  • Tallyho

    Mine’s not a transition more of a regression – I’ve gone back to WH40K 2ed. (never actually went forward, but its not as punchy saying that)