2 Gaming references in the Washington Post today

Thorntangle

Villager
Reader provided reference on gaming stores as a good place to meet men:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14234-2004Jun3.html


And an article on Dieselboy and his new CD "The Dungeonmaster's Guide".

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12651-2004Jun3.html

"I was pretty excited that I was able to reference a geek passion that
I had growing up for a good part of my life," he explained recently
from the Philadelphia office of his label, Human. "I was proud that I
could let people know, because for the longest time, I'd thought, you
know what, this is not a game for geeks, this is a game for people who
have imagination and are more intelligent than your average bear. Now,
I can proudly say that I played it, and it's okay to like this game and
to be in this kind of vanguard."
 

BiggusGeekus

That's Latin for "cool"
I suspect DC has a kind of urban underground of gamers. We have a lot of policy wonks and the idea of needing a spreadsheet to play a game seems like a walk in the park to policy wonks.
 

Mark

CreativeMountainGames.com
The Washington Post? I wonder if they are getting their information in a clandestine, underground location from a secret source called "Deepgnome"...? :p
 

mmadsen

Villager
Thorntangle said:
Reader provided reference on gaming stores as a good place to meet men:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14234-2004Jun3.html
From that article:
John Kelly said:
The prize for the most elaborate instructions on where to find men has to go to Rachel Barth of Silver Spring. Rachel, who goes by the nickname Ray, divided her suggestions into different sorts of guys, from white-collar to blue-collar, hard body to geek. Among her recommendations:

"For white-collar guys who are all closet romantics, try gaming stores." These are places that sell science-fiction and fantasy role-playing games. "The only drawback: Many of them are out of shape," she said.

Don't want a flabby guy in a "Magic The Gathering" T-shirt? Ray recommends taking up rock climbing, mountain biking, racquetball or handball. These are "chock-full of guys in really good shape."

"Passionate" men who care about history but aren't afraid to be a little silly can be found at Civil War reenactments.

Less passionate men, presumably -- but more men than women -- are at computer programming classes.

"Don't scoff at geek love, ladies," said Ray. "Mrs. Bill Gates seems pretty happy to me." (Of course, a geek earning $16,000 a year may not be as attractive as one earning $16,000 a minute.)
 

Marshall

Villager
MarauderX said:
Cool! Good to know, and I will pass along to my wife to try to bring her into the fold...
Hey Marauder! Where'd you get that Avatar? And do they have a Warhammer....or a King Crab...or a Dire Wolf...or....
 
I have this vision of Donald Rumsfeld sitting around rolling dice. "What the . . . ! That thing as an AC so high nobody can hit it, Mr. Cheney!"
 

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