I’ve been a member of a local meet-up group for the last six or seven months. For the most part, I’ve taken part in a few conversations and joining the associated Facebook page, but I’ve yet to jump into a game. The biggest reason being a lack of interest in what’s being offered. For example, I’ve yet to see a call for any campaign using a retro-game.
I know what you’re thinking. Why don’t you start your own game then? I likely will.
But at the moment, I’ve got a lot on my plate. Not only do I have a number of huge work projects that are eating into my person life, but I’m also running an on-line C&C game that just recently kicked into gear and is still in its infancy. On top of that, I’m (very slowly) working on developing a Savage Worlds setting that I hope to have polished off come winter.
But back to my point, the reason I bring this up is because I wonder if the same is true in other locales. I don’t exactly live in the sticks. In fact, RVA has three game stores (not counting the Games Workshop store) assuming I’m not forgetting any, nor is it due to a lack of games. I see at least one announcement coming off the list about every week, but it’s predominately 3.x or 4 ed. AD&D.
It kind of makes me wonder if the landscape of gaming, like so many other things, gets distorted in on-line communities. If I had to guess based on the blogging community, I would say the number of old school gamers was split rather equally with those who prefer newer editions/systems.
While I’m not above concluding that this is a statistical anomaly, I thought I’d ask, what’s the landscape in your area? Does it tend towards one school over the other or is it an even mix?