A woman thinks that she’d like to play some games. She has some time on the following Tuesday. She hits the Downtime Town site. She posts this:
“Hey! Downtime Town in London next Tuesday at 8! Three chairs are empty! Playing King of Tokyo and Battlestar Galactica! Who’s in?”
And she, and two of her friends, and three new people get together in the back of a pub to roll some dice. Afterwards they tell the rest of us about it on the website. They post a video. One of the guys who went to her Downtime Town sets up his own a fortnight later. He brings his own King of Tokyo, of course. He’s a gamer now.
Or, a guy gets the use of a community hall, and there’s room for about 30 people.
“Hey! Downtime Town on Saturday at the Community Hall. 26 spaces available! Bring games if you got ‘em!”
Can that really be the answer? Is it really that easy? Is it as easy as just deciding to start playing?