Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all had a great time celebrating, and now that we’re here let’s show 2016 what’s what! In my little corner of the world, that means gearing up for new games, exciting competitions, and conventions! So this month I’m going to share with you 7 ways to kick off your geekcentric 2016!
1. Get involved in weekly gaming!
So there’s nothing better than having something to look forward to after a long week of work or school! Why not make it a weekly gaming group? Get your friends together, set up a date, decide what to play, get the snacks and go for it! Be it online raiding or a D&D session, you’ll find yourself excited all throughout the week for those hours of fun!
2. Search your area for clubs!
There are many different way to get involved in the gaming community, and one of them is to seek out some local clubs! Local colleges and shops usually have lists of active clubs in your area, or if you have a particular game in mind you’d like to start one for, you can usually find a wealth of information on that game’s website! There are forums and such to help you find a club related to your interests and to meet others who love the same games. You’ll be amazed at what you find!
3. Competitive Gaming!
If you fancy yourself ready for some action in a competitive league, make 2016 your year! Sign up for some local competitions or even travel to some regional ones! Get all the details from the sites related to your games and get ready to show everyone what you’re about!
4. Try a new game!
Variety is the spice of life, and there’s no better way to apply that than with your games! Make it a habit to refresh your collection, in fact go get a new one now for the New Year! There are so many new tabletop, video/PC, and card games coming out this year it’s ridiculous! Get a list together, plan out your purchases, get pumped!
5. Check out your local game shops!
Local game shops are one of the best things EVER. They’ll keep you up to date with your games, most of them have space for you to plan meetups, they have scheduled gaming, and great deals! If you aren’t a frequent visitor of any of your local shops, I must insist you change that immediately in this New Year!
6. Geek out your living space!
There’s nothing like coming home to your perfectly geeked out home to relax and immerse yourself in whatever new game you’re dedicated to! Don’t have enough geeky merchandise? I suggest a decorating project where you make your room match the geek within! Check out sites like thinkgeek.com for amazing stuff you didn’t even know you needed, but as soon as you see it you won’t be able to live without! Check out Pinterest for fun ideas on how to make the most of your geeky room!
There is absolutely no better way to get your fix of fun, games, merchandise, and just a general great time than to attend a convention! There are so many to choose from, and there’s bound to be one in your area. See if your friends want to go to have a great weekend! Get some cosplays together, grab your gaming gear, and get the plans together!
There you have it, 7 ways to kick off this year! Make the plans, find the clubs, go to the shops, and more importantly HAVE A GREAT YEAR!!