DMs are relatively hard to come by in the best of times. If you really want to play any tabletop RPG, offering to be the DM or equivalent is a pretty surefire way to get a group together, as even the most diehard fans of a particular system usually will be willing to play in another system if they don't have to do the hard part. Once you've gotten a group together, you're more likely to find somebody else willing to try the DM seat for a game, though that may take a year or more.
Experiences are going to vary wildly here. For example, I found myself swampled by the number of 4E games I was playing or running. I found the same was true in 3E, but that was from one game.
I suspect that it's much easier to find a 4E game near a store that supports the Encounters program. Several locals only come out to that when they're looking to recruit new players for a home game. Without that network, NecroRebel's method is almost certainly your best bet to get in on a table. Even with the network, it's a big help.
I don't know what the situation is in your area, but are there local gaming shops? A lot of them still advertise regular games, and some of those games will be 4E, especially if there's Encounters-running DMs.
I've found that many areas have one RPG that people really like and everybody plays there, and finding players for anything else is going to be hard. If you're working against local consensus, well, tough luck. If it's any consolation, in certain other areas everybody you'd find will want to play 4E and only 4E.
I guess that's a point. Finding your game of choice can be harder in smaller population centres, especially if your mobility is limited by lack of transit or personal transportation. If you're able to reach a city within half an hour's travel, this shouldn't be an issue.
It'd probably be quicker to walk, since you could only teleport 5 squares every 5 minutes.
Originally Posted by GungHo, on Battletech
The Atlas is also goofy but it has that whole "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" menacing smile thing going for it. The guy who drew that one up was obviously taken to the Nutcracker when he was a child... and he was screaming in terror the entire time.
Originally Posted by Enterti, Cogidubnus
Glyphstone, out of all the playground I think you scare me the most...
Normally I'd agree with you, Tower. The issue is that I live in a college town up in the mountains. All the towns around me barely register on the map.
You could try to form a new group; college towns are good for that. With that said, it's odd that 4e is hard to find (given that D&D in general still completely dominates the industry), and the extent to which college towns are good for finding groups probably drops precipitously for those not actually in college.
Fudge Assistant in the Playground.