By Amber Tortorelli
Dedicating some time to self-care, is the best way to unwind after a long week of doing things you don’t want to do, with people you don’t want to do them with. For East Stroudsburg’s Game Society, self care comes in the form of spending some time pounding each other into the virtual dust.
“We like to have fun,” said member Adam Miklas, and indeed they do.
When I walked into the meeting, vice president Khamar Pierre-Dumont was busy setting up his television set and game console. A row of brightly colored plushies representing beloved classic gaming characters acted as mascots at the front of the room.
“We play everything from classic console games, to tabletop RPGs…, to card games,” said club president Dayna “D” Schiffer, “We sometimes host Smash tournaments or YuGiOh but most meetings are more casual.”
Some members are part of the same clans or guilds in MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games), like the popular League of Legends.
Everyone I met with was very welcoming and eager to talk about their favorite games. Several people noted that it’s the other members who really make the meetings a great place to hang out.
“I love the amount of friendship,” Miklas said, “it’s great to meet people with similar interests to yours.”
The Game Society meets twice each week: Monday at 4 p.m. in Stroud 317 and Friday at 4 p.m. in Stroud 212.
The meetings usually last until about 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to bring anything they may want to play.
For more information, visit the Game Society Facebook page WarriorLink hub, or contact Dayna Schiffer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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