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RPGaDay - Day 3: How do you find out about new RPGs?

posted Aug 3, 2017, 4:25 AM by James Pearson   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 4:26 AM ]
Now that there really aren't any FLGS around, finding out about new games for me includes the following, in order of influence:

1.  Other players, especially those in our weekly gaming group.  Yup, we've been meeting as regularly as humanly possible for 20+ years.  
2.  Kickstarter.  Not only has this become a great way to fund and purchase games, but also a great way to find out about new ones.  Of course, the amount of advertising and social media buzz surrounding a new game helps a lot.
3.  DriveThruRPG.  Sometimes just browsing a topic, or looking for something interesting here is the way to go.  It's also how I purchase a lot of material at this point.
4.  Social media such as Facebook and Google+.  
5.  Conventions such as GenCon, Gary Con, and Gamehole Con.  Whenever I attend one, I make an attempt to play in something new. Of course, being surrounded by thousands of people who share my interests also helps.