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March 12, 1992 - Image 14

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Page 6 -The Michigan Daily - Weekend etc. - March 12, 1992

Think about the typical nerd, signs that read, ''Kick me!" dangling from their backs. They were the antithesis of all
you thought was cool. Now picture the people you think you might see playing Dungeons and Dragons, or other
similar role playing games. Does the same character come to mind? If so, you're shortchanging most of game~guild's
Contrary to popular opinion, the kinds of people who play these gamnes are not all members of the 'nerd'
stereotype. Game:guild is a conference on the Michigan Terminal System where all kinds of people interested in
role-playing games, paintball, and many other events can set up times to meet, play and socialize.
An all male organization also comes to mind when one thinks of gaming. Yet, one female member of game:guild
said that she was "surprised at how many girls were gainers." Her stereotype had been shattered. While men
outnumber women in the University's game:guild, the women are accepted as equals.
Whatever reasons people have
for joining game:guild - and
*there are quite a few - there
are over 400 members,
including every school and
clege at the University. So if
you are feeling playful and
* ~ want to meet people who share
your idea of fun, just get an
MTS account, and at the # sign
* Top left: Steve MacFartand
and Jeff Lake wage battle on
the game Streetfighter II. Last
Thursday's tournament was
held at a local arcade, and was
arranged through game:guild.
Top right: Collectibles are an
important part of most gamer's
oevewplives, from comics and cards,
to dice and sci-fi novels. If you
Is ~want it someone ha it. Dolby
"'~ ~ kB lanchard peers through a
cabinet at collectibles in
comic store.
y ' o N' ,a p' Ko~j Middle left: Miniature painted
models are used to enhance
gaming simulation. Here, Mark
Stock sets up a Battletech
scene with some of his painted
lead figurines.
- .. .Middle right: Dice are integral
cto almost all types of role-
p playing games. Used for
+ucreating characters, and
determining damage in battle,
the types of dice range from a
four sider to a 100-sider. Photo
& Illustration.
eBottom: A member of the
S''University Paintball Club,
Cyndi Ferguson, waits to test
.r the speed of her gun while a
member of an opposing team
prepares top the test. The
rules for partball make it so
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than that of swimming, tennis
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