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Tyler Provick

Tyler Provick is a writer and a gamer that likes to combine his two interests and share them with the community.

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  1. I’ve been in a similar boat, that’s for sure! Most of the miniature games that I play/want to play have no support by the rest of my group. The only game that I know I have a regular opponent for is Dust Warfare (which I really like, so that’s good). Infinity fell out of favour and no one is interested in 15mm sci fi, Heavy Gear, historical gaming like Ronin or SAGA, nor any of the spaceship based games I’ve collected and/or proposed. Honestly it can get a little exasperating (as I’m sure you know).

    The game that was going to “bring us all together” was Deadzone, but in the end we found that it didn’t really scratch that itch we were looking for and with some balance problems to boot I don’t really see much of a future for it in our group.

    What I’ve done is take matters in my own hands by pretty much always getting two forces so I can play it with my friends even if they don’t own the game themselves. Hopefully they’ll like it well enough to invest themselves, and if not well… I at least get to play the game. I have also become much more relaxed with my “prefered player parameters” and try to look outside my immediate circle for interested players.

    Glad to hear you got a game in! Hopefully the it’s a trend that’ll continue. 🙂

    • It has so far, I played a game again last night. I know exactly how you feel although it does sound like you have some people who will play a miniatures game with you. Just need to get them into the game.
      Out of curiosity what’s made Infinity fall off? Our group has mentioned the idea of limiting the game to 3 orders per model per turn for people that are bothered by cheerleaders. There’s a certain type of player, of which I am one, who likes to use his grunts instead of leaving them in my back field as order generators. Personally I don’t mind people doing rambo runs. If you are setup to defend against it and do so successfully they are often in a bad position.

  2. Tenshi says:

    Congratulations on finding an Infinity group. I too had trouble finding people to play Infinity with until early this year. It’s a game I’m enjoying a lot, but being an skirmish level game means that I’m also able to play it on weekdays, when I have less free time, which is a big plus.

    • Tenshi, I know exactly what you mean about being able to play on weekdays. That’s a big plus for me as my weekends are when I get to spend time with my family. With Infinity you can even get a couple of games in during an evening.

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