Tips for starting up a local scene for fighting games


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Me and a friend got the ok from a local comic shop to host weekly get togethers and we’re going to try and start up our local fighting game scene. We’re noobish at this stuff do you all have any tips for us?


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<div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Off the top of my head:</span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><br></span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Reach out to your local community…you can use Regional Matchmaking.</span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Try not to conflict with other weeklies.</span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Make sure you have enough setups and games</span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Make sure you can have enough if you are going to do top player payouts.</span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><br></span></font></div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><br></span></font></div>http://dromstruction.com/how-to-start-foster-or-join-a-fighting-game-scene-in-your-area</span></font><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><br></span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Here’s a good article on how to start a scene…</span></font></div>


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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/65412/Hezron">Hezron</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>Me and a friend got the ok from a local comic shop to host weekly get togethers and we’re going to try and start up our local fighting game scene. We’re noobish at this stuff do you all have any tips for us?</div>
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<font face=“Arial, Verdana”><ul><li>Prepare to be let down by people<br></li><li>Bug people incessantly about stuff. A person you call is a lot more likely to show up than someone you send out a mass email to.<br></li><li>Be friendly to a fault, don’t turn away people you don’t like (unless you literally can’t stand them)</li><li>Getting people to play the game is the first step. Getting them to like it is the next one. Don’t overwhelm them with advice on how to play. People that don’t want to hang out with you won’t want to play games with you. Don’t be a dick.</li><li>Advertise the shit out of everything you do.<br></li><li>Don’t trust people you don’t really know. Even 2-3 months isn’t always enough. Some people are only trying to take advantage of you, and will steal or break stuff. Just don’t give people the chance. I know lots of people who have gotten burned this way.</li><li><font face=“Arial, Verdana” style=“font-family: ‘lucida grande’, ‘Lucida Sans Unicode’, tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 1.7em;”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Try to inundate them with game resources: tutorials, websites, frame data, combo lists, etcetera. Let people know that the information is out there, if they want it.</span></font></li></ul></font>