Making Something Out Of Nothing: The Tournament
Jan07

Making Something Out Of Nothing: The Tournament

Welcome back, it’s been quite a while.  I had a great capstone article for this series about hosting a local tournament, but real life intervened and I got busy, then apathetic.  However, I’ve noticed a few questions/posts from people about starting a local Meta and growing it, and I think this final article is really crucial, so I was inspired to write it. If you don’t remember, or didn’t read the first four articles in the series,...

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Making something out of nothing: Part 4
Apr10

Making something out of nothing: Part 4

This time we are going to look at adding another “type” of member to our group.  This is one of the most difficult, yet rewarding and important members: the doubting Thomas. Doubting Thomas My daughter is 2 years old, and she is awesome[1]. Just because my daughter is awesome though, doesn’t mean that she doesn’t frustrate me sometimes. My wife and I work really hard to make sure she has really good eating habits[2].  So we give her...

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Making something out of nothing: Part 3
Apr04

Making something out of nothing: Part 3

Avengers assemble! At this point, if you are following my plan you are ready to go in terms of selling the game.  What you need is “customers.”  Now the work really begins.  You’ve got the basic pieces in place, so it is now time to start recruiting members into the fold.  Obviously, this is something that is incredibly dependent on your individual situation and not that easy to do.  This is where the lack of a game store really hurts...

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Making something out of nothing: Part 2
Mar27

Making something out of nothing: Part 2

Be prepared and use the buddy system. Last time I treated you to the fascinating story of my gaming life.  I’m sorry .   I did feel the need to set the stage so to speak.  The main point was that I have grown to love the Warmachine and gaming hobbies, but I lived in an area that was not condusive to it.  My town is nice, but it doesn’t have a population that would have any interest in supporting a gaming store.  Even the educated,...

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Making something out of nothing
Mar22

Making something out of nothing

Hi, my name is Nitz and I’m a Ronan of the gaming world. About the only positive thing that comes out of not having a local gaming store is that you can buy your miniatures and games for cheap, without any of the guilt.  Other than that, it’s kind of miserable.  No one would deny that saving $15 on a $50 game is fantastic, unless of course you never get to play it.  No local store means no helpful staff to point out new games you...

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