The Armchair Strategists was officially founded in 1975 at the California State University at Fullerton. The club soon hosted the first Orange County Simulations Convention, better known as ORCCON, in January of 1977. ORCCON grew into Strategicon, which eventually relocated to LAX.

In 2010, thanks in large part to the inspiration of the original Armchair Strategists, SoCal Smackdown brought gaming conventions back to Orange County. And now, in 2011, we're coming full circle by relaunching the group that started it all!

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The Original Orange County Gaming Club

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    Georges C. Georges C. joined
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    Andrew K. Andrew K. joined
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    "Enjoyed playing a game of Axis & Allies - Pacific at Card Addiction Friday night, 1/18/2013. This was my first time. Lots of fun. Fascinating game. The Allies must protect In..."

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    Erik B. Erik B. joined
    March 6
    Erik B.
    "Just getting back into wargaming. Looking to learn Warmachine/Hord­s."
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    John C. John C. joined
    September 10, 2013
    John C.
    "Interested in complex strategy games & monster board games, my group now playing Hearts of Iron 3 on our LAN, just finished Struggles for Europe/Asia, always looking for added players."
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    socalcanuck socalcanuck joined
    August 23, 2013
    "25+ year gamer who prefers AD&D 1e or basic (I've never really played much else)."
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    jakey c. jakey c. joined
    August 8, 2013
    jakey c.
    "I'm not very good at rpgs but i like em. I'm 24, a dude, and I look forward to playing d&d or something"
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    Tshober Tshober joined
    August 1, 2013
    "20 year gamer"
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    Bill M. Bill M. replied to Looking For Wargame Opponents
    July 30, 2013
    Bill M.

    "Thanks for this thread. I've been looking for wargame opportunities on but finding mainly eurogames. This thread has helped me see that there ARE local opportunities. I anticipate syncing up with St. Crispins on Fridays...."

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