We're never satisfied with the state of the local gaming community here in DuBois, PA. We're constantly trying to network, expand, and bring new people into the fold. This includes teamwork and communication with other gaming groups, gaming stores, and individual players. So no matter whether you are in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, or West Virgina ... you're still close enough to stay in contact and join our crew. Come roll some dice with us. We'll return the favor.

June 24, 2009


Okay, so we all know that organizing events and such can be frustrating.

We all share the same interest in Privateer Press games, but we all work in different industries which require differing schedules, days off, and so forth. So it can be hard to get together just to hang out socially much less to get together for hobby-related events. So time and employment is a factor.

Another issue is grouping. Some people say that the DuBois Gaming Community suffers from cliques which ultimately divide the players and cause drama. A clique is a exclusive group of people who share interests, views, purposes, patterns of behavior, or ethnicity. The problem with referring to the gaming community as being separated by "cliques" is that in today's society of political correctness and the oh-so-easily offended persons is that using such a term references the gaming community in a negative manner. It is a term of abuse or term of disparagement. And in an age like ours with failing businesses, soaring gas prices, and frustrations at every turn the last thing we want to do is drive another wedge in the local gaming community. So I'd rather refer to the groupings as "peer groups" which is less abusive and acknowledges the fact that the groupings tend to relate to circles of friends and associates. Sometimes we can get one peer group together for an event but the other peer group ends up unavailable. In a perfect world we'd all be free, willing, and able to participate in every event ... but we don't live in a perfect world.

In any case, my work schedule will be changing again in the near future. I will be getting different days off ... Thursday and Friday ... which may allow me to arrange a few events for the Local Gaming Community from time to time.

So keep your eyes peeled. I'm going to be "thinking outside the box" to try to run a few events in the future. I'm hoing that from time to time I can get together with a few local players for some Friday Night Fun with WARMACHINE and HORDES.


  1. Thursdays would probably be better for our little clique. We usually get together and do other stuff on Fridays. Plus my wife has karate practice on Thursday nights so it's a good night for me to do game or whatever.

  2. I talked to the guys at Whatever! and they felt the same way that Thursday might be better.

    So we'll see what happens.