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Old 10-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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I was thinking of making Steam group for GURPS players who are also PC gamers. How does that sound?

I was thinking of calling it "GURPS Fan Club" does that sound alright?


EDIT: Okay so I made it. Here it is.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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Not sure it'd be productive. I mean, there's an IRC channel, and I eventually stopped joining it - things get unfocused without threads. It seems more useful to keep roughly 4-8-person chat groups for well-acquainted groups.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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Not sure it'd be productive. I mean, there's an IRC channel, and I eventually stopped joining it - things get unfocused without threads. It seems more useful to keep roughly 4-8-person chat groups for well-acquainted groups.
The idea is less to do with getting together to talk about gurps (which we do just fine here) and more to do with providing a way to link up with more people on steam who share a common interest (gurps).
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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It seems like a fine idea. I'm part of a couple Steam groups, but really haven't participated in anything on them. I would at least join a GURPS group though.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:20 AM   #5
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I'm in a bunch of Steam groups, and find Steam far more straightforward than IRC for a variety of reasons.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:14 AM   #6
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I'm in a bunch of Steam groups, and find Steam far more straightforward than IRC for a variety of reasons.
Oh, my point about IRC wasn't that of straightforwardness, but more about a group lacking threads being somewhat counterproductive and distracting. I'll check how steam groups work if Matthew or you start one.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:14 AM   #7
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I'm pretty sure steam groups have threads.
But that's kinda irrelevant, if you just want to chat about GURPS you should come here.

This would be more for people who want to shoot the other forumites in the head.

I'm guessing people around here are going to beat the internet average for things like RP and not-being-a-dick. Which isn't really saying much, a slime mould would probably beat a lot of people I've seen online, but a GURPS group would probably be a good place to find pick-up groups for RP games and the like.

And hey, what's to lose? Worst case, no one uses it.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:12 AM   #8
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I think the not-being-a-dick factor can't be over stated.

I really enjoy coming here to talk and read about GURPS, and as a recent 'thank you' thread pointed out, its a really nice community here.

I enjoy gaming too, but the internet isn't a reliable place to pick up a gorup of decent human beings to play games with. A group comprised of members of this forum would make me much more likely to play multi-player games with real people.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:41 AM   #9
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Sounds like it's a go then. :)

Are people happy with the name "GURPS Fan Club"?
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:19 AM   #10
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Sure, it's straightforward enough.
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