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Posted 12/22/17 , edited 12/22/17
So, I decided I'd like to finally branch out and play MTG and FOW in real life and not in cyber-world as much. I really enjoy D&D, and anime is my life lol. I went to the local card shop to check it out.

I'm starting this forum because I've never actually frequented that kind of place before and it seems like it would be really awesome to start enjoying the hobbies I love with other people who also enjoy them.

Only problem is, I am mostly the ONLY female in the place, I have had comments directed towards me that imply I don't "seem like" I should be there, and all I want to know is the reason behind their feelings of cliquishness.

Sure, they probably are all comfortable with each other and have known one another for a period of time and bonded through shared interests etc. I get it to a certain extent, and I KNOW my social anxiety makes it that much harder for this experience to flow smoothly.

I am not a terrible opponent at whatever theF game and I just don't want to feel weird there. If I was a guy, this situation would be much different. I wish that wasn't true but it is.

I'm gonna give it some more time and try to warm up to everyone, or see if they'll warm up to me. Social interaction can be difficult to navigate lol. Any tips on things to do at these kind of shops that will make the awkward newness fade quickly? Have any of you out there had to switch whatever shop you frequent and had to acclimate yourself to a new one? In your experience, was it common for females to be regulars??
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Posted 12/22/17 , edited 12/22/17
What is MTG ????
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Posted 12/22/17 , edited 12/22/17
Magic the Gathering. I just realized I prob have this in the wrong forum lol but oh well.
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Posted 12/22/17 , edited 12/22/17

Ren-nakaye_Lorinda-chan wrote:
Magic the Gathering. I just realized I prob have this in the wrong forum lol but oh well.


I've moved it over to Advice, Info, Recommendations.

Although you spelled out some of the games in the "Description," that's not that helpful because that field is visible only in a limited way, and isn't displayed once someone clicks into the thread.
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Posted 12/22/17 , edited 12/22/17
I apologize, but I imagine this would be expected, really. I believe it may fade with time, even despite your status as a female. I hope it does in your case.

Perhaps be a consistent familiar around those parts, see where that takes you?
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