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    Ogre in the Playground
     
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    Default Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    Really simple question. I'm not asking who knows whom, and don't want details of people in real life, and am not looking to meet people in real life. I read recently someone mentioning offhandedly that he/she knew a fellow playgrounder. I happen to know everyone else only by their avatars/screen names/signatures/etc.

    Actually, I think *maybe* my wife made an account several years ago, but I don't think that counts (I mean, she's not an active member by any meaning of the words).
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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    A few of my friends made accounts waaaaaay back when, but they never really got into it. I have met several Playgrounders IRL, though, but that was people I met through the site and in meatspace later.
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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    Alas, every time I've been previously able to make it to a meetup something has come up near the last minute to prevent my attendance. I've made the transition to social media with a few other playgrounders, but have yet to meet any of them in person.

    Although there was one guy I met at the community college I went to for a bit who dated a friend of mine for a bit who I found out was a user on here though I don't know if he's still active or not and I lost touch with him IRL years ago.
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    Yes, I've met a few.
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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    I've never been to any Playground meetups or anything of that sort. At least two people I know browse the forums - I don't know whether they have accounts, though.
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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    Yep, a bunch. When I went to the UK I depended on Playgrounders for places to stay (yay KuReshtin), company, a job (shout-out to Qwaz), and for a rather distressing period, my food and pocket money (you're the best, Totally Guy <3). I went on a date with one Playgrounder, not-dates with a bunch of others, and went on a rather wonderful not-honeymoon with another (miss you, Thufir <3).

    Back in Australia, I met some pretty great people in our meet-up years ago, some of whom I'm still in contact with. I've hosted a couple of Playgrounders at my home. I introduced a couple to the larp club I was a part of - hung out with one of them today (yo, BlackPantsGuy). Introduced a couple of IRL friends to the Playground, too, though for the most part they haven't stuck.

    A while ago I organised a bunch of Playgrounders to put together a package of Christmas and birthday presents for a Playgrounder who was struggling, and more recently a bunch of 'em contributed to get me a fancypants dress I wanted.

    All in all, the lines between my IRL life and my Playground life is pretty durn blurry.

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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    Counting people I know only in meatspace, I've met a load of UK playgrounders and a continental European and an Australian. Also met a couple of people who I found out were playgrounders when I went to university.

    Also, my parents and little brother have accounts, although only Dad posted lots. Hi Lensman!
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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    One of my friends recommended I make an account, so yes. I can't remember why now I think about it.

    I've met a couple of people through the Playground and discovered a person or two I already knew irl were also on the forums as well.

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    Halfling in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    Some of my friends irl have accounts.

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    Not yet, but I'm hoping someday!

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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    My girlfriend made an account years ago but didn't really do anything with it until I started hanging here. She still doesn't do much with it. A couple of other people I know have made accounts one time or another but I'm pretty sure they don't use them.

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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    Oh yeah, also, I was introduced to the forum by my ex who was a member way back. I got y'all in the divorce.

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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    I'd like very much to meet irl another playgrounders, but as far as i know there is no meetups in Spain or near it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanish_Paladin View Post
    I'd like very much to meet irl another playgrounders, but as far as i know there is no meetups in Spain or near it.
    You'd have to travel less distance to get to the UK meet up than some of the Strayans travelled to get to the Strayan one

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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    No, but it might be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpentine View Post
    You'd have to travel less distance to get to the UK meet up than some of the Strayans travelled to get to the Strayan one
    That..... is a good point

    If my financial status improve i'll think go to next uk meetup
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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    I know a bunch of playgrounders irl, and there are soem that I've met once or twice at meetups here in the UK. I am one of the original UK Playgrounders that met up in Leeds all those years ago, and alongside Archonic Energy I believe I've been to most meetups. I think i've missed 4 or 5 of them out of 16.
    I had Serpentine stay on my couch for a couple of months a while back (is that two years ago now?), and a couple of my friends from before I joined also post now and then (Gnomvid and Shurz) and one of my friends that I met through the lcal gaming shop turned out to have an ccount, although he doedn't post a whole lot (Sinderman).

    Planning on meeting a bunch more playgrounders this summer as I'm attending the Trogland meetup in Tennessee
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    Three years, now! Tell Sinderman I say hi, and the game shop peoples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpentine View Post
    Oh yeah, also, I was introduced to the forum by my ex who was a member way back. I got y'all in the divorce.
    Pretty good deal for you, that.

    Quote Originally Posted by KuReshtin View Post
    I know a bunch of playgrounders irl, and there are some that I've met once or twice at meetups here in the UK. I am one of the original UK Playgrounders that met up in Leeds all those years ago, and alongside Archonic Energy I believe I've been to most meetups. I think i've missed 4 or 5 of them out of 16.
    If you've missed five you're tied with me, the 6th UK Meetup was my first and I haven't missed one since.

    I've met all the Playgrounders who've come to meetups I was at, plus a couple extra while travelling round the country with Serp. Also I was responsible for introducing Tasroth to the forums, and thus indirectly responsible for Qwaz as well. Oh, and Hayshade. Plus I brought some IRL friends to a meetup, and one of them signed up and made one post before vanishing, while another I think considered signing up but then didn't.
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    Default Re: Do you know any fellow playgrounders irl?

    I've met a fair few at meetups, and one or two incidentally(that I know of). You hang out in roleplaying circles much, and you'll run into others that read the comic, at minimum, and some of those are forumites.
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    Uh, I learned about the site through friends, and I know they visit the forums, not just read the comic, but I don't know if they have accounts or who they'd be...

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