I fancy getting into some wargaming related hobbies for a change of pace and looked around to find the gaming scene is down right pitiful here or maybe I'm not looking in the right places. To my knowledge there are only a handful of small stores deal in /tg/ stuff in this country and that includes Dublin. If there is anyone else who can fill me in on the general scene in Ireland that'd be great.
gamers world in town, just beside the ha penny bridge is decent enough
or games workshop on liffey street
both in Dublin
the gaming in UCD isn't bad, you gotta cherry pick from the terrible scene cunts who have taken over the sci-fi and gamesocs
can't tell you about the other uni's though
A stones throw away from Cork city. I know there is a new WH store opened there I have to visit and that Sand Castle place which wrecks of genuine autism so it kind repelled me from setting foot in that store. Other Realms I stop into every now and then to have a quick look but heard mixed things about the staff and the people who come in to play TT games.
i hear hide the potato is popular in Ireland
Generally speaking, your best bet is to find some friends and start up yourself or to go to your local uni and see if they have a games soc that does it.
For example, UL has a Game Soc and some of them run D&D and such. Most of them are either grognards or trying to playtest their homebrew but you'll find some stuff usually. Your best bet is still to grab a group of friends and play yourself though.
I've spent like 5 years building my group up from 3 people to finally having a full 4 person party. Feels good bruh.
Spanisfag who just moved to cork 8 days ago, reporting in.
There is a Warhammer shop by Patricks quay; also with time I'd like to form a group for tabletop gaming if you're interested. I want to test my new homebrew.
It's a PBTA hack
Thanks Spain I'll stop in an have a look at it this weekend hopefully. I wouldn't say no to joining any group but first I need to judge if it's worth the money to invest in a hobby that isn't a dead end.
It's across the way from the Bus station and Dun Stores over the bridge. Google facebook warhammer cork and ull find it.
Eyup Chuck, you're in a similar boat as me, being in an area with a relatively poor distribution of trad gamers.
If you build it they will come, you've just gotta put in the ground work.
Pick a game or a system to learn and start running a bi-monthly.
Haven't gone to it yet but safe bet is it may have black library books, Space hulks board games. The full GW range is my assumption. Sure if you're in the city its just a short walk to. I heard it from a friend of mine they opened recently and with the prices of rent it might not be too far off the store having a short life.
That's an idea, I'd basicly have a monopoly on /tg/ stuff in Ireland if I form some kinda guild/club thing. What's bi-monthly?
Do you guys think there would be a great demand for such a thing in Ireland?
Well, when I say bi-monthly I mean twice a month.
Once a week can be a little too much of a schedule monopoly for people who ain't dedicated to /tg/, and it also allows you to run two games in parallel, or have a break week between games to prepare, whichever suits your schedule.
Also, don't get stick in the D&D rut, it's fun, but there are other systems that are worlds apart, and may be better for running certain kinds of game, like Runequest with it's classless system, lethal combat and d100 skill checks, or Pendragon, with it's built in conduct expectations for playing characters like knights, and dire penalties for failing to live up to the ideals of Arthurian chivalry.
I don't know how things are south of the border but up in the North the wargaming community is its own worst enemy.
To insular with different groups hating each other and people unwilling to travel for events even if its only 10 miles away by fairly good public transport.
Its a shame since there are hardly that many Wargamers given the low population density anywhere outside of Belfast but 30+ years or public terror must have done something to the mindset of people up here.
Interesting. I'll see how it goes if I make any headway, even a game or two of Warmachine to get a feel for it.
Airn't the Beasts of War channel guys from there? The thinks I know about /tg/ stuff are pretty much self thought. If it wern't for the Warhammer games i'd wouldn't care ha. The North always seemed very clannish to me for some reason. One time a store clerk asked me where Donegal was.
I'd be willing to travel 10 miles for a game of something. Are you apart of anything there or is it from experience.
UCC has a boardgames society, they play everything from munchkin to pathfinder.
Theres a shop in Popes Quay Shopping center that does Warhammer/Comics/RPGs etc, called Other Realms.
Marks Models at the end of Olliver Plunkett St. (Down near the bus station) used to sell warhammer, its definitely got some old school grognards who play napolionic era and such. Also trains.
Best bet though is find some friends who would enjoy that kind of stuff and play with them.