Many play in adventuring groups with the same folks for many years. They look at new players like they mailman who is screwing their old lady. Me, not so much. I'm always looking for new and interesting players. Know anyone? Anyway, last night we completed the first of WOTC's weekly Encounters, at the local gaming store. Here are my first impressions.
For the Store: Awesome swag. WOTC must have hit the lottery. The package included drink coasters, condition cards, signs and window clings, player rewards cards, and even a small digital camera.
The adventure: Meh, we'll see. It's to early to tell, but it's OK so far.
The most important thing is bringing people together to play a Roleplaying Game. And by that I mean new players. I'm impressed.
One suggestion: TV commercials. Local Gaming Stores are just barely making it, how about some targeted advertising.
Overall: Big Win, keep up the good work.