Austin Area FLGS's
Battleforge Games - Central, "home" of the Austin D&D Meetup.
Dragon's Lair - Central, huge! Got some of everything and lots of somethings.
Great Hall Games - Central, specializes in all the non-RP games.
Kings Hobby - Central, lots of models and wargamey stuff, used RPG books area.
Pirate Ninja - NE Pflugerville, awesome friendly place, used RPG books area.
Rogue's Gallery - North Round Rock, strip mall.
These stores also have strategy games, comics, miniatures, CCG's, and lots of fun stuff. Check them out. A google map showing their locations.
Austin Area Game Conventions
OwlCon Feb 6-9, 2009 Rice University, Houston - RPGA, LARPs, Boardgames, Miniatures, Historical Minis.
ChimaeraCon Mar 14-16, 2009 San Antonio - Boardgames, CCGs, Miniatures, The Beastmaster!
ProtoCon ?? 2009 Texas A&M - RPGA, Boardgames.
MillenniumCon Nov ??, 2009 Round Rock - RPGA, Historical Minis, Boardgames.
Meetups & Other
Meetup.com isn't the best thing out there, but it is out there.
I started the Austin RPG Meetup. It got going fairly well, then I quit going/organizing, quit playing games, pretty much quit talking/socializing with anyone... (depression seriously suxes). I lack the energy/excitement/time to work on this meetup again. In April '09 my "organizer" subscription runs out. Maybe another local will pick it up.
With needed encouragement and assistance from Flynn I helped build momentum for the Austin D&D Meetup. Of course the "retreating into oneself period of depression" mentioned above disconnected me from this as well. Not sure of its current status, looks strong and active. I hope to find out for myself in the new year.
Pen and Paper is an online player/game registry which I've used successfully to find fellow Austin area gamers.
Euro Style Boardgames
Great Hall Games - Saturday afternoons, Fridays until midnight!
Dragon's Lair - Mondays starting 7pm.
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