Heavy game dating - The Netherlands
What is this geeklist for, then?
Here you are with your nice collection of war, economic, fantasy, science fiction, political, Ameritrash and/or civilization building games. But who to play these with? Or maybe you already play plenty of 'heavy' games, but just struggle to get the full complement of players for a session of Virgin Queen or Descent. This Geeklist might help.
How does it work?
Just add the game you would like to play to this Geeklist. It might be helpfull to enclose the following information:
- Name of the game
- Do you own the game yourself?
- Number of players wanted
- Playing method: Face-to-face, online/play-by-email (through VASSAL, Cyberboard, ACTS, etc.)
- Can you host the session and if yes, where do you live?
- Are you prepared to travel for the session and if yes, how far?
To this you can of course add any other relevant information you want to share. I would advise you not to share any private information like phone numbers and addresses online, however.
Interested players can then react to your proposal by leaving a comment with the relevant Geeklist item. You can of course also react to the Geeklist items other players put forward. I would even encourage you to do so.
A couple of 'rules'
- No more then five Geeklist items per player. That keeps the list manageable. You can make a combined entry, though. For instance: "I'm looking for players for the tactical wargames Combat Commander and Conflict of Heroes." Interested players can then make clear to you in their comment which game they would want to play with you. You can also delete an entry if you want to put another game proposal forward and you are already on your limit of five games.
- Leave a comment with the game you're interested in. That makes it clear to everybody how many players are already 'in'. Further communications between players can of course take place by other means, like Geekmail, e-mail, etc.
- Keep this list up-to-date. Remove game proposals if you're no longer searching for players. To prevent needless 'clutter', I'll remove entries without responses after a three month period.
- Treat other people the same way you would like to be treated yourself. Look for instance after your entries and react if someone shows an interest in playing 'your' game. Subscribing to this list as a whole or just to relevant Geeklist items can help a lot in this respect.
- Use this Geeklist to find fellow players for 'heavy games'. I will not remove Geeklist items because I don't consider them heavy enough and will not put forward strict norms which game is heavy and which not. But if you're looking for players for for instance Carcassonne, Settlers/Kolonisten, Dominion and games like this you might have more luck with your family/friends or with one of the game groups in this list: http://www.ducosim.nl/verenigingen
- To keep this list manageable, it's open to gamers living in the Netherlands and in the border regions with Belgium an Germany. Feel free to copy this idea though if you're living in another part of the world
- If necessary I will edit the rules for this list to ensure that it functions well and in the way it is intended.
Why is all this in English?
Even though I'm Dutch myself, I know from experience that there are a lot of non-Dutch speaking players of heavy games in the Netherlands. Would be nice if they can use this list too. And maybe there is some English speaking gamer living nearby who wants to play that particular heavy game like 1830 with you. But feel free to do so if you want to put forward your game proposal in Dutch.
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