We love our small town but the smaller the town, the fewer options you have as a gamer. We don't have a GW store very close to us, and both of the local gaming shops are fairly small with limited room for tabletop gaming.
We have been getting emails here at the blog from local folks who want to meet up and play so we decided to step up and do something.
The local Community Hall was contacted and a room rented, and we figured "if we build it they will come."
I have to say that I was a bit worried that Mike and I would be the only people that showed up, we set some flyers out, and sent out some emails but it was a Friday night and we had not really got much feedback.
We packed up the cars with our gear and hoped for the best, and I am happy to say that we were very surprised by the great turnout.
I met lots of new people and had a lot of fun. Blog readers and local gamers wandered in through the night and we were happy to have them.
As usual, both Mike and I didn't remember to bring a camera to capture this momentous night, but luckily a nice guy named Josh snapped some pics and sent them to us.
I charged myself with running some Wings of War WWI games. I brought out a bunch of planes and was glad to have a couple of games with all new players.
There were two 40k tables running and a large table of Fantasy.
the fantasy table guys pouring over the new rules.
Mike's Bishkek Guard Vs Chaos Marines
It was great to see the owner of the local game store show up for our little game night. I even got in a game with him and had the pleasure of having my Focker DVII shot down by him.
I fumble with damage cards as my fighter goes down in flames.
Frank sold me my first Warhammer models a long, long time ago, he's a great guy with a real love for the hobby, and all types of games. I hope we get to do some fun stuff with Frank and Game A Lot in the future.
The Community Center worked out well and had lots of tables and gave us a really reasonable rate for 4 hours and the parking worked out well also.
Thanks to everyone that made it out, and supported some free local gaming.
With the success of our first attempt we are very much looking forward to the next game night in the end of October, stay tuned for the date and some new features.
If you have any input or ideas to make it even better, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.
We had a great time and would like to encourage some of you readers out there try something like this in your town and get to meet up with some like minded players.