I am a bit worried from reading all these strategy posts from experienced players that if I learn, early on, from pros, I will lose out on the kind of ‘trial by fire’ learning that might be more fun. I could likely rustle up a player or two on my own who, like me, have never played. Perhaps this is my best bet at this stage. I am just worried that if I start off by learning all the ‘common wisdom’ and ‘no-brainer’ openings that I will take some of the fun out of it. If I learn from experienced players now, I might not be able to entice my (new player) friends to ever play me?
Looking for WNY (Buffalo/Batavia/Rochester) games/players.
If there is enough interest/commitment, I would be willing to host (i.e. pay $) for a 1-day/night group game at a local (i.e. central/cheap/Batavia) hotel conference room (neutral/public territory). I already scoped one out in Batavia (easy to find immediately off the Thruway and next to Bob Evans).
A&A, A&AM, Diplomacy, Supremacy, Risk, Fortress America (old/original), or anything similar.