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Group Progress

Jamey
user 8143708
Milwaukee, WI
Hey gang,

Well I have to say response to my request of local game stores has been underwhelming to say the least. It seems no one has time to respond to me about working out a partnership or they do not see any value in it.

So, we have to do something to start moving this ship forward. The Milwaukee meetup is a success, and it is a huge success, due to the fact that while I provide the space and support, the members at one point took matters into their own hands and ran with my idea. Meetup range between 25 and 45 members because people WANT to come, more than other things in their lives. The problem is that this group doesn't have a known commodity for people to gauge interest on. So it is the chicken-egg thing; until we have something going on it is hard to get people interested, and since no one is interested it is hard to get something going on. We need a few people to commit to doing what it take to have some consecutive meetups to build some momentum.

We need some local people to step up and help row this boat. I am here to support the group and make sure it doesn't fold, but you local people have to decide if you want a board game group and what that means.

And I am not asking for a lot so don't let that scare any of you off.

What we need right now is for someone to publically state that they will 100% show up at a meetup at a certain location to play games and they would like some others to join them. When that is done I will schedule a meetup to fit that criteria.

I need the answers to the following items to schedule our first meetup:

1. Location: All the local game stores have space for us to use; we don't need an agreement to go there. I've held meetups at Barnes and Noble and larger StarBucks already (for smaller groups), and people do actually invite a few people to their homes to play games as well. Any and all of these ideas will work for our first meetup. I can't choose for you guys all the way from Milwaukee; I just do not know the area.

2. Time: It appears from talking with group members that Saturday is the best day. I suggest 2pm start time so people can eat lunch before showing up. If this more important if we are playing at a place that serves food so we don't clog their lunch rush (likewise it helps if people are ordering coffee or something when we play).

3. Games: Less important is games you can bring to the meetup. Lots of people will play anything but it can help to know what will be available to be played.

So among the people who have signed up for this group, who actually wants to play some games? Where do you want to play them and when do you want to play them?
A former member
Post #: 1
Well, I'll step up to the plate for Madison area. October option is the UFO Day Halloween costume/board game party held at a private house in Belleville, so people need to contact me via the email address posted in the recent idea to get directions. For November and beyond I will look into library room availabilities and come back with some dates tossed out there for everyone. So when I set up something official can I post it to the calendar myself, or do I send you a message for each posting? Thanks, Theresa
A former member
Post #: 1
I have a question: Where is this group centered? Is Madtown gamers in Madison anymore?
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