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galvaneisse

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popularity of MAG
« on: October 28, 2016, 03:27:22 PM »
Out of curiosity, how many players do you reckon MAG has?
I know I've personally introduced the game to 13 people, but I've never run across a person who plays that I haven't introduced it to.
I moved to Provo recently and have met many Brandon fans, but few of them know of this game.

Whenever I start a new group, I have to look through our circle of friends and figure out who might be interested in playing, and then skyping everyone and that's a hassle. So, I'm just wondering how many players are out there? How many in the Provo Area?

lord Claincy Ffnord

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Re: popularity of MAG
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 05:37:21 PM »
Not sure really. I know of ~24 people in my area in Melbourne that've played it, but all of them through my campaign. I've met a whole bunch of people online who play/ed the MAG but that doesn't give any clear indication of the overall playerbase.

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Re: popularity of MAG
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 07:15:58 AM »
Yeah no clue how many exactly. In my experience, there is a good number of Sanderson fans out there who have purchased the MAG, but who have never found anyone to play it with.

At the start of this year I put the word out on these forums and a few other places that I was starting a MAG group at my friendly local gaming store in Salt Lake City and got a group of about 5 people together without too much difficulty. Then later, during the Mistborn: House War Kickstarter campaign I put the word out again and our numbers jumped to 12 players that first week! Since then numbers have dropped to a more manageable number, but we're still going strong meeting every other week and having a blast.

If you're looking for players, you could try putting the word out on this forum and/or at 17thshard.com. I know from my recruiting efforts that there are several people down by the Provo to Lehi area that would love to have a regular gaming group. ;)

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Re: popularity of MAG
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 07:59:34 AM »
Some people don't even know about the game, even more here in Brazil where I live.

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Re: popularity of MAG
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 11:52:33 AM »
Some people don't even know about the game, even more here in Brazil where I live.

We had one player over on steelministry.com who was from Brazil- I'm trying to remember exactly who it was. I believe is was Fenrirman. Does anybody remember for sure?

Anyway, if you were to track him down there's a chance that he might live near enough you to get a game group going (granted, Brazil is a fairly large country, so it would be a small chance).

EDIT: just did a quick search. Yep, it was Fenrirman.

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Re: popularity of MAG
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 12:47:25 PM »
I've introduced the system to around 8 people, only two of which has read the books. To be truthful, I had no idea it existed until it was on a Humble Bundle.

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Re: popularity of MAG
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 08:32:53 PM »
I've tried to get people in my area to play, but unfortunately the gamers I know are stuck on D&D

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Re: popularity of MAG
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 11:18:48 AM »
Some people don't even know about the game, even more here in Brazil where I live.

I'm from Brazil as well and my RPG group (about ~5 people) used to play MAG from time to time. We don't play anything at all anymore...  :'(