What we're about
Recruitment UPDATE 1/29/2016:
We are currently seeking 1-2 individuals that are available to game on Saturdays. This is our "marathon" game day when we play epic scale games like Twilight Imperium or two semi long games (3-5 hours each). Gaming times are from 11:30am - 10:00pm or later (depending on the game(s) ). If you are looking for a group for serious gaming, this may be your chance.
Who are we, What are We?
Simply put, i started this group going on two years ago because I liked board games, card games, and D&D, but I generally felt overwhelmed with public "Meetup" venues. They are great and all, but they tend to be noisy and if you don't know people it can be uncomfortable to try and fit into a group.... then there is hoping that there is room for you to play; for me it was too much. Being a family man pushing my mid 30's I also realized that the majority of my friends had moved away, so finding close friends and family to play games on a weekly basis was difficult.
And so the group was born....
A few things you should know: We are not a traditional "open" group as the Meetups occur in my converted garage (that is now a dedicated office/Gamer Zone). While this is very convenient, it also means that I expose complete strangers to my home, and my family. It is one thing meeting individuals in a public venue, its another to invite them into your home. The people that are already in the group are all solid individuals that we trust. This is great if you like consistency, a more intimate environment, and an alternative to bigger open groups. It also allows for the playing of longer multi-session games more easily (something we do a lot). If you are looking for a big open group for sporatic gaming in Santa Barbara then I can recommend the Java Station Meetup group.
What does it take to join?
If you are still reading and interested then please fill out an application. If your application seems in line with what we are looking for then we will message you. Please note that before anyone is accepted my wife and I will want to meet you. It will also give you a chance to meet us and ask us any questions that you may have. If all goes well then you will be added to the group and we will look forward to seeing you at any of our weekly gatherings.
What do we play?
We currently feature games like Game of Thrones the board game,Lords of Waterdeep, Game of Thrones Living Card Game (2nd edition), Ascension, Thunderstone, Run Fight or Die, Epidemic, Munchkins, Descent 2nd Edition, Cards Against Humanity, X-Com the board game, Conan the board game, Star Wars Rebellion,among many others. We also are more than happy to try any game recommendations that you bring up. We meet at a private residence on the Mesa (near Henry's beach), it's a relaxed atmosphere with light/moderate drinking (optional). Often times people bring over snacks,drinks etc, "pot luck" style. Other times we may order pizza if we are going to have an extended session. We are looking for responsible adults with a good sense of humor.
You can also feel free to message me in-app and I will be more than happy to answer any further questions.
Group Founder and Organizer