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self biased
14-03-2009, 01:31
i'm curious: how many of us are organized and how many aren't? i'll make this a poll with a few options. if you are a member of a gaming club, kindly give the name and location (store and area) of your club, your involvement in the workings of the club, and some of the things y'all do.

i am the dictator-for-life of GOAO. we are based in albany, NY playing out of flights of fantasy (http://www.fof.net). we charge a small monthly fee which goes towards renting table space from the store, amenities for club events, terrain costs, and supporting entry fees if we get a group of players going to a tournament. we have about eighteen active members and sixty additional inactive members.

we have a tournament in two weeks, an apocalypse battle in the works, and a tournament in the works for mid july and columbus day weekend. we also recently purchased three citadel gaming tables (which admitedly wiped out our treasury, but that's what it's there for).

RichBlake
14-03-2009, 01:40
I joined a local club about 6 months ago now. With them struggling with upkeep and things membership has gone up to 10 a month, but I'm fine with that as it's open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5pm until 11:30pm and Sundays from 12pm to 11:30pm.

Considering I go 3-4 times a week, and usually end up with some real late night gaming sessions I think it's worth it!

By far the best advantage of joining a gaming club, any gaming club, is that you'll make a group of friends who you can play with and bounce ideas off. I know me and a couple of them were talking about sending a "delegation" to the doubles 40K tournament next year, flying the club flag as it were. Also though we currently have 5 gaming boards that are 6x4, more then the local GW, and they are probably getting another 1 or 2 at some point.

To be honest it's like if you take Gamesworkshop and remove the produce and focus more on the gaming aspect. Also since the staff are less "professional" (and by that I mean much more friendly and personal) it means any trouble makes are dealt with quickly and easily.

Hicks
14-03-2009, 03:17
I play with a small group of friends. We're 7 regular gamers with many armies each, so there's lots of diversity. I'd like to join a club, but there's none I know of around here.

Khornate Fireball (Ork)
14-03-2009, 03:25
Can I answer banana in addition to small group of friends? :p

Edit: I didn't mean at the same time... Man, I should check how dirty things are before I say them.

But anyway, a bunch of friends and I decided to start a kampaign, when I got some of them into 40K. And then it snowballed and we doubled in players. Now we just meet at my house every week or two to paint and assemble our nascent armies and have a game. It's very nice, playing with people I know well.

kaimarion
14-03-2009, 03:41
I go to a gaming club on Mondays which can be found in Kilwinning next to the James Watt college inside the bowling club. One of the best things about it is that it has a bar which is great as it allows you to go get a drink half way through a game which is always a good feeling :p. The club has about 10 regulars and each night cost 3 which I don't grudge as it pays for a good 5 hours of gaming but I wish it was longer but seeing as the club ends at 11 and we can't get in till 6 it isn't really possible to spend any more time there wich is quite unfortunate.

The great thing about these kinds of clubs is that it gives you a chance to meet up with folk and have a good chat to them about all things Warhammer aswell as other things which is great as it is nice to talk to like minded folk :D.

Lord Cook
14-03-2009, 04:09
You foolish, foolish boy. You simply can't include an option like "I game with my banana" on a Warseer poll and not expect it to radically skew the results and screw up the whole poll...

Khornies & milk
14-03-2009, 04:14
Game with a mix of Family and Friends, so 10 to 12 in all with a nice mix of armies between 40K and Fantasy.

There's a new Indie Store opened up only 5 minutes from us, and they play mainly WH Fantasy and FoW, which we might start playing seen as it's cheap to get gaming with.
I believe the owner is ranked no.2 in Oz for Fantasy so he'd be great to play against I reckon.

sparkyinsparks
14-03-2009, 04:20
Im based out of Reno Nevada, no gaming clubs that i know about. Although I would like to start one up for the local gamers. If your local and interested let me know.

Quaarin
14-03-2009, 05:02
friends...though I would love to find a gaming club in my area...if anyone knows of one in Montreal, let me know

Doppleskanger
14-03-2009, 05:38
Club. In Drogheda, Ireland, but at the moment I struggle to actually get a game in. It runs all day Sunday but i can't get there till 6ish as i have my kid at the weekend. It's had it's ups and downs, but clubs are essential in ireland where there is almost no official GW presence.
Still I wish when I arrange a game in advance people didn't cancel so often and so frequently. Otherwise, all good, and the games Days they run are top dollar :)

blackcherry
14-03-2009, 05:49
We are a gaming club, but really, our size and the amount of regulars we have means we are just some mates who get together to play. If other want to join in, then we are all too happy to incorporate them into the group!

The club is based in Stratton, a small village connected to the town Bude, in North Cornwall, England. Gaming nights are sunday 6-10, with occasional whole day or whole weekend events. Its a very nice place, and feel free to drop by anytime.

RichBlake
14-03-2009, 06:09
I play with a small group of friends. We're 7 regular gamers with many armies each, so there's lots of diversity. I'd like to join a club, but there's none I know of around here.

Yeah we're lucky in my area as my club actually has a shop rented out and it's an actual business.

Depending on how old you and your friends are and how active players are in the area it could be worth setting up a club.

Especially for gamers in the USA, there could be plenty of players around but the nearest store is like 200 miles away. Set up a club that stocks GW models (you buy them at about 70% price I think) and you'll be laughing.

Chem-Dog
14-03-2009, 06:19
Yep, my friends and I started up a Gaming Club, it's not huge but it means we have a venue and we get games against people who we wouldn't ordinarily play, so it's all good.

chromedog
14-03-2009, 06:35
I'm in a club.

We have around 15 members who play a variety of games (not ALL GW - we play Warmachine as well). We run our own tourney every year and take part in inter-club matches/comps as well.

I've been a member of several other clubs in the past, and a card-carrying member of the Sydney BattleBunker.

Sir_Lunchalot
14-03-2009, 08:10
I'm a member of Ultimate Gamers (http://ultimate-gamer.net/forum/simple_machines/index.php) which is based in Myth Games (http://www.mythgames.ca/) in Calgary. Right now we're playing a WHFB escalation league at Myth Games every Thursday (and we also make up most of the attendees at the MONSTERPOCALYPSE! tournaments on most Saturdays. We have no fees or dues or anything, we "pay for table space" by buying our toys and snacks from the FLGS which is kind enough to host us. With our group there's a very strong "pay where you play" mentality. Our club keeps a bunch of terrain at Myth, about 6 different gaming mats, and enough terrain for 1-2 40k tables and to cover them all in Fantasy Terrain. All the stuff we use is donated by the members.

Marshal Sinclair
14-03-2009, 10:57
I game with my banana. :( I used to be a member of a club, but I was the last standing member, as everybody else moved away or lost interest. I get the very occassional game in, but not enough to justify calling myself a gamer. Collector is more accurate. :(

Ravensgard
14-03-2009, 11:12
I'm from Belgium and here in my area are very very few warhammer players, so I usually game with the same person and on very few occasions my girlfriend tries to play a game along (she likes the models but has problems with the rules sometimes). I'm really looking for more people in the area so if your somewhere near the areas of Genk, As, Maasmechelen, Opglabbeek etc please contact me via pm. We play both fantasy as 40k.

synapse
14-03-2009, 11:17
i game with my banana. :( part from real life getting in the way of gaming time, i was never much of a gamer, even when i started way back when in the daw of the 90's.

IJW
14-03-2009, 11:31
we are based in albany, NY playing out of flights of fantasy (http://www.fof.net). we charge a small monthly fee which goes towards renting table space from the store
We do much the same in our local GW on a Tuesday evening, but charge on the night, with a reduction if people don't get a game in. Link is in the signature...

marv335
14-03-2009, 12:00
I'm in a club,
The Gaming Kingdom.
We meet every Monday from about 1830 until 2300, and the second Sunday of each month from about 1400 until 2300.
if you're in the Dundee/St Andrews/Fife area why not look us up?

Kurisu313
14-03-2009, 12:12
I belong to the PAW, the Plymouth Association of Wargamers in Plymouth, England (the original one). I am merely a member, but might become the events organizer soon.

We meet every sunday from about 12 to 5.

We play 40k, fantasy, LotR, Warmachine, Mechwarrior, Field of Glory, and a few other systems, board games and occasionally card games. Once a year, we host a tournament for different clubs in the area.

We must have about 30-50 members, and are looking at about 20 to turn up on average.

If you live in plymouth, please check us out! See our website or visit the local GW for a leaflet. It's always nice to have new gamers.

self biased
14-03-2009, 12:28
I'm in a club,
The Gaming Kingdom.
We meet every Monday from about 1830 until 2300, and the second Sunday of each month from about 1400 until 2300.
if you're in the Dundee/St Andrews/Fife area why not look us up?

huh. if i had known i would have dropped in when i was in kilconquhar (i am aware i butchered the spelling of that) for my honeymoon.

Tonberry
14-03-2009, 12:34
Banana was the closest option to 'I don't game at all', so that's what I voted.

Mordian Marauder
14-03-2009, 12:43
No clubs near where I am (Sleazeville, Lancashire...also known as Blackpool) so I just paint the models and don't play. We have a GW but it tends to be full of adolescents who are obsessed with winning and not having a fun time. I went in one time and got verbally reprimanded by some random kid for even considering putting MultiMeltas on a Leman Russ. I glanced at the redshirt and he just sort of gave me one of those "yeah, I know." looks.

imperial_communist
14-03-2009, 12:54
erm im not sure where mine lies.
im in charge of an unofficial school warhammer club theres about 6 of us who play every tuesday and lateley we have been playing saturdays and the town hall it costs people 5 a month, u know for paints brushes drinks and scenery.
what would u say this one is is it freinds or is it a club? make a both category plz.
lol

the1stpip
14-03-2009, 13:50
I am a long term member of Gobstyks Gaming Club in Lincoln, UK.

We were a founding GCN club, and we were the first GW club.

the1stpip
14-03-2009, 13:51
huh. if i had known i would have dropped in when i was in kilconquhar (i am aware i butchered the spelling of that) for my honeymoon.

You know that kind of thing can get you castrated!

Eryx_UK
14-03-2009, 13:55
I am co-founder and organiser for the St. Neots Primarchs gaming club. We're based in St. Neots, just outside of Cambridge in the UK. We meet every Wednesday (soon to moving to Thursday evenings) 6:30 till 10 at our local football club (Eynesbury Rovers FC). The club is non-profit making with everything going to the cost of hiring the club. We are primarilly 40K but there is also a strong following of WFB, and we have a few members who turn up each week with various CCG's, miniatures games and board games.

Lord-Gen Bale Chambers
14-03-2009, 14:27
I am a member of the Cellar Dwellers, "We are always game"tm, in Cedar Grove NJ. Depending on traffic, Cedar Grove is 10 - 45 mins outside of Manhattan. Membership has gone up quite a bit in the past few months. We meet on Thursdays in Time Warp Comics. This past Thursday we had 22 members show up with 4 tables of 40k going, 2 games get in a night at a table. We are working with the shop owners to clear some room for 3 more tables.

The most popular games played by members are 40k, Fantasy, Blood Bowl, and Flames of War. Currently we are in week 10 of a 40k league. Once the league is over, I think a blood bowl league is starting up.

I tend to get most of my gaming in there now. We do have a table with lots of CoD buildings at a friends place to get games in on other nights.

FBI
14-03-2009, 16:51
Go Knights of Ni!!

Hellgore
14-03-2009, 17:18
I'm in a gaming club for 17 years now. We organize a monthly meeting for all kinds of games, not only tabletops. As almost all of us play multiple games (RPG, Board, TT), this suits us best. You come to the meeting and your gusto right at that moment decides if you rather like to play 40k, BattleTech, L5RCCG or D&D. I find that very convenient :D
Aside from that if someone wants a specific game at a specific date he just gives a call to some friends.

And it was through some club members that I stumbled over 3rd ed of 40k some 8 years or so ago... Before, there was only BT for me ;)

Angelwing
14-03-2009, 17:23
I would go to my local club, but it meets when I'm at work! :(

2841981
14-03-2009, 18:22
im part of the "lost boys gaming club southport" in the northwest of England, starts at 1800 ends at 2200 mainly plays 40K but wwe play everything bar epic warmaster and inquisitor.

prices may seem steep at 4 member 5 non member and 10 membership a year but we have have an awsome selection of terrain enough to easily run 3 6' X 4' city fight boards and probably two bustling fantasy boards

Nath

we are GCN registered

SonofUltramar
14-03-2009, 20:37
I'm in a club,
The Gaming Kingdom.
We meet every Monday from about 1830 until 2300, and the second Sunday of each month from about 1400 until 2300.
if you're in the Dundee/St Andrews/Fife area why not look us up?

Damn your eyes, beat me to the punch

Also to mention we are a GCN club, first visit is free to see if you like it and after that it's 1 per visit. At the moment everyone seems to be preparing for various tournaments (one RAF one going on this weekend) and the upcoming Conflict Scotland. We play all the various GW games including Specialist Games but we also support non GW games including Flames of War and Warmachine.

Oh and we are based in Leuchars, Fife

Jono

victorpofa
14-03-2009, 23:37
i'm curious: how many of us are organized and how many aren't? i'll make this a poll with a few options. if you are a member of a gaming club, kindly give the name and location (store and area) of your club, your involvement in the workings of the club, and some of the things y'all do.

i am the dictator-for-life of GOAO. we are based in albany, NY playing out of flights of fantasy (http://www.fof.net). we charge a small monthly fee which goes towards renting table space from the store, amenities for club events, terrain costs, and supporting entry fees if we get a group of players going to a tournament. we have about eighteen active members and sixty additional inactive members.

You forgot an option for those of us orphaned by a dead game club. :cries:

Too bad you are all the way in Albany. You are over a 3 hour drive away from me or I woul dgladly join.

Imperius
15-03-2009, 00:14
My Highschool has a Games Club, the vice principle gives us around 200$ of funding every year to buy more things, though we aren't allowed to buy it for ourselves :P

Right now we are working on assembling and painting:
3 Carnifexes
1 Hive Tyrant
80 Gaunts
40 Genestealers
5 Zoanthropes
1 Lictor
9 Warriors
20+ Spore Mines
1 Boivore
Few Gargoyles

and others to say the least.

robbie
15-03-2009, 01:02
I run a gaming club in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England and meet at our local church hall

We have 10 - 12 regulars and play most GW stuff as well as other games

We are applying for GCN membership soon

Anybody in the area feel free to get in touch

Wolflord Havoc
15-03-2009, 01:07
I would go to my local club, but it meets when I'm at work! :(

Serves you right for living in the sticks :p

Dangersaurus
15-03-2009, 09:43
I'm torn. I'm a sucker for polls, but I also like proper grammar and punctuation. What should I do?

Besides, I'm in a club, and I have a home group as well. Bananas it is.

self biased
15-03-2009, 13:19
You know that kind of thing can get you castrated!

i had to sit through my wife getting a proper english (as opposed to western) horseback riding lesson. it would have been fair game.

blackroyal
15-03-2009, 14:57
Since there was no option for "I game with the regular's (who have become my friends) at my FLGS"... I apparently game with my banana. Also it made me smile, and frankly on a warseer poll I am more inclined to vote the one that amuses me.

self biased
15-03-2009, 15:28
it's a holdover tradition from another site i visit. polls always include a banana option. and the 'small group of friends' option may have been appropriate as well.