The Dark Side is seductive but…

The Dark Side is seductive but “i just don’t know”. That’s a fair enough comment.

So your feeling a bit tempted. But where do you start? A simple answer is just go down to your local game store and have a look around.

Have a look thru the Yellow Pages or similar phone directory, or use your computer/ smart phone to google a local store (just be sure its not a computer game store your going to. Which happened to me many years ago).

If its your first time going into your local store you might be feeling a bit nervious. You would be forgiven for thinking you’ve entered some sort of strange dimension. With all the different types of games (tabletop, card and board games) going on at the same time and with all the talking and strange lingo your over hearing you might feel out of your depth.

Remain calm. Continue breathing.

Have a look around. See whats on the shelves. See what people are playing. If you see something that’s interesting, just ask.

Dispite what some people think we’re not trolls or goblins that are afraid of sunlight. We’re actually quite friendly (unless of course you disturb someone during a tournament or similar).

Just come over and say “excuse me, what are you playing?”.

Your local game store is one of those places were everyone is equal. You could be talking to a doctor, lawyer, shop worker or any thing in between.

– from The Man Cave

Am I a Gamer, Nerd, Geek?

Am I a Gamer, Nerd, Geek?

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, what you do for a living, the chances are your a bit of all three.

No you say, I beg to differ.

Me personally I consider myself a gamer. Growing up and even now I was never and still am no use at sports. Couldn’t even kick a ball straight but give me a game (on a computer console, a tabletop game, board game, even card game) and i am happy as Larry. Yourself, maybe you were good at sports. You have your own favourite football, rugby, basketball, baseball or whatever sports team.

Your able to name off all their players, what games or trophys they’ve won. That’s no different than me naming off the stat’s and abilities from games I play.

You have the social aspect of your sport. Meeting up with friends and playing. So do I.

You have the competitive nature of your games. So do I.

So what does this mean?  It means your just as much a Gamer, Nerd and Geek as me. So why dont you come on over to the dark side and give it a try?

What are you afraid of? That you might like it?

– from The Man Cave