Long time friend with great ideas, you should follow him.
At one point and time, being a gamer felt much like being a martyr, you got to partake in something that was very enjoying and fulfilling, but every now and then when the fact was made public with non-gamers you felt like your face was smashed repeatedly into a concrete surface. Today, I don’t worry about that. Millions of people have played World of Warcraft, nobody with common sense accuses me of worshipping Satan if I play Dungeons & Dragons and advertisers spend lots of money targeting my demographic which has led to the public at large to be indoctrinated with the message that I knew many years ago, the message that gaming is fun. I see a different problem within the gaming community these days, a problem that can be traced to the past. That problem is publicity. While we as gamers, have developed a remarkable infrastructure through forums, podcasts and all other forms of technological media it is all designed as a whole for individuals already looking for that type of content. How do we reach the rest of the population to let those who have never been invited into our fold know the enjoyable hobby that exists if they are willing? Today, I want to go over a few ideas I have had on this topic since I was able to play a game of Warhammer 40,000’s Kill Team out on the sidewalk, during a street fair in Reading, PA, thanks to Eric Bates (view my post last Wednesday to see more information on how that worked.)