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Going Solo / First Timers

GrimglaiveGrimglaive Registered User regular
Ahoy! Being surrounded by tends of thousands of people who share at least ONE of your major interests should be a great opportunity to make friends, right? Well, yes, but even if you're a fairly social person, it can be tricky to break into the scene.

Please use this thread to get together! Want to try out a game with people or want people to try yours? Want to know about or share events or activities great for making friends? Want to grab some grub with some friends to be? Get or share tips? Let's make it happen!

Case in point: I've wanted to try Pathfinder forever. Anyone else feel like noobing it up with me?

Bring your high spirits and love of games along with you! :)

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  • drakuldragondrakuldragon Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
    This is going to be my first time at PAX! Not sure what to look for but excited nonetheless :)

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  • drakuldragondrakuldragon Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
    This is going to be my first time at PAX! Not sure what to look for but excited nonetheless :)

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  • GrimglaiveGrimglaive Registered User regular
    I think of PAX as having three main parts: the expo hall, the panels, and activities/events.

    The expo hall is mostly demo-land. It's cool to explore and walk through at least once, but a lot of it you can see on your own time, if the lines don't appeal to you.

    The panels are listed on the app's schedule. They're creatively inspiring and sometimes have very useful information. You can meet like-minded people in the lines sometimes. There are more than you can see, though, so be sure to rest, eat, and prioritise what matters most!

    Events/activities -- there are a dizzying amount of them, and I'm still learning about them all. PAX XP scavenger hunts, pin collecting, Omegathon, and of course freeplay! Console, PC, board games -- plop down, meet people, learn a new game or enjoy a familiar one.

    There are also many community things you can keep an eye out for, and who knows what else you might find on your own. Today I'll be trying out Steel Battalion in the classic console area, an old game where you use a gigantic cockpit like controller to control a giant mech. It ain't listed on the map! ;)

  • drakuldragondrakuldragon Long Island, NYRegistered User regular
    Grimglaive wrote: »
    I think of PAX as having three main parts: the expo hall, the panels, and activities/events.

    The expo hall is mostly demo-land. It's cool to explore and walk through at least once, but a lot of it you can see on your own time, if the lines don't appeal to you.

    The panels are listed on the app's schedule. They're creatively inspiring and sometimes have very useful information. You can meet like-minded people in the lines sometimes. There are more than you can see, though, so be sure to rest, eat, and prioritise what matters most!

    Events/activities -- there are a dizzying amount of them, and I'm still learning about them all. PAX XP scavenger hunts, pin collecting, Omegathon, and of course freeplay! Console, PC, board games -- plop down, meet people, learn a new game or enjoy a familiar one.

    There are also many community things you can keep an eye out for, and who knows what else you might find on your own. Today I'll be trying out Steel Battalion in the classic console area, an old game where you use a gigantic cockpit like controller to control a giant mech. It ain't listed on the map! ;)

    I'm expecting it to behave like NY comic con, which i love. unplugged was my first and that was so awesome

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  • nycguynycguy Registered User regular
    Grimglaive wrote: »
    I think of PAX as having three main parts: the expo hall, the panels, and activities/events.

    The expo hall is mostly demo-land. It's cool to explore and walk through at least once, but a lot of it you can see on your own time, if the lines don't appeal to you.

    The panels are listed on the app's schedule. They're creatively inspiring and sometimes have very useful information. You can meet like-minded people in the lines sometimes. There are more than you can see, though, so be sure to rest, eat, and prioritise what matters most!

    Events/activities -- there are a dizzying amount of them, and I'm still learning about them all. PAX XP scavenger hunts, pin collecting, Omegathon, and of course freeplay! Console, PC, board games -- plop down, meet people, learn a new game or enjoy a familiar one.

    There are also many community things you can keep an eye out for, and who knows what else you might find on your own. Today I'll be trying out Steel Battalion in the classic console area, an old game where you use a gigantic cockpit like controller to control a giant mech. It ain't listed on the map! ;)

    I think you brushed on it but I want to emphasize something...if you love tabletop games or card games there’s SOOOOOOO many new and old ones to check out. There’s an entire magic the gathering section, some creative games (I bought this organ transplant card game), learned about a new game that i’m Excited and anticipating (serial thrillers — soon to be on Kickstarter), human era (currently on Kickstarter), and learned and also bought master of wills. There are soooo many more I wish I could have demo’d today but the expo hall closes at 6pm. Tabletop/freeplay areas stay open til midnight. If you’re a tournament player there’s an endless list of tournaments to join such as Pubg, virtual reality, MtG, etc...!!!!)

  • GrimglaiveGrimglaive Registered User regular
    The tabletop stuff is nice in that it's inherently social! I tried Pathfinder today, and they were very accommodating for a first-timer.

    Also I should've put this up top, but you can Discord me at Grey#2016 or DM me here for a phone number, and we'll get you mingling in no time! One of these days I should set up Twitter. It's huge at PAX.

  • Apollo13Apollo13 Registered User new member
    Hey I just got to Boston today and I’ll be here Sunday also my friends all bailed on me so if anyone is going to be around the tabletop or events area and doesn’t mind having another tag along pm me

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