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Hello everyone,

Just started work in Basel (seems popular this month on the forum!)
Was wondering if there were any geeks about for gaming activities, or if anyone can suggest a club, group, society, usw. There was a never-ending supply of nerds in Cambridge..
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Re: Geek, new to Basel

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Which Cambridge do you come from (US or UK)? I know that the US one has an adequate supply of nerds, and suspect that the UK one also does
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Re: Geek, new to Basel

Given the Geek in the title I would suspect Silicon Fen rather than Mass. Depends what sort of gaming you mean, I play on a casual basis but would not profess any proficiency.

Though I did use to work in Milton
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Re: Geek, new to Basel

Welcome to Basel Nightwing, I recently moved here also and tried to set up a gaming evening (check my events) but unfortunately I had to change the date at short notice.

I would be up for a gathering.

I play most stuff, currently my favourites are Agricola and Puerto Rico.

Cheers
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Re: Geek, new to Basel

Awesome, replies!

I am from ye olde Cambridge, rather than the US variety.
My gaming experience is extensive, but I really enjoy the social side of things; chatting and teaching. I've run various roleplaying games (D&D, Cthulhu, Traveller, stuff I've made up..) over the years, and also played a large number of great (and awful) boardgames. Videogames aren't as social as they used to be (well, there's online stuff but that's not social).

So, yeah, I'd love a game of Agricola or the like. I don't have any material with me at the moment, though RPGs I can run from a laptop. I can't host until I've got a proper place to live either. So if you're organising, Freerad, then count me in!
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Re: Geek, new to Basel

Nightwing & co.,

I am also a recent arrival in Basel and seeking people who enjoying moving small pieces around a board according to arcane rules (German or RPG).

Is there a trial evening I could invite myself to? If not, I'll try and organize one...

Best,

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Re: Geek, new to Basel

I have just unpacked the complete AD&D collection of mine, including badly painted figurines, chinagraph, funny dice and hex paper, and... the uber rare Gods Demigods and Demons that was pulped owing to a slight copyright infringement with Random House.

I could be persuaded to run some sunday afternoon Beer and AD&D sessions
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Re: Geek, new to Basel

Judging by the time it took to get a reply, we probably have enough interest to do something. :-)

Maybe the next step is to get anyone interested together for a beer in a pub somewhere, get to know each other a bit, and figure out details?

I'll PM everyone who has indicated interest and try and get an email list going -- easier to do scheduling etc. If you want to be on it, either PM me or post interest.
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Judging by the time it took to get a reply, we probably have enough interest to do something. :-)

Maybe the next step is to get anyone interested together for a beer in a pub somewhere, get to know each other a bit, and figure out details?

I'll PM everyone who has indicated interest and try and get an email list going -- easier to do scheduling etc. If you want to be on it, either PM me or post interest.
Steinbock has a small room at the back they hire out as well, reminds me a bit of the pub D&D sessions back at college er in the er...
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