It is the aim of this research project to explore the formation, expansion, and continuation of UK based tabletop gaming communities. Specifically, this research project looks to answer the following question: how does tabletop gaming build community?
Tabletop gaming is wide and varied with an almost endless number of possible games that can be played on a flat playing surface. So, as a way of narrowing my scope, I will be looking at the following three types of tabletop games: (1) board games, (2) pen and paper roleplaying games, and (3) miniature war games.
I hope to do several types of data collection during the course of this research including following a Kickstarter campaign from start to finish, playing board games as well as running and taking part in P&P RPGs and miniature war games.
I am really looking forward to the journey to complete this project and hope that you will join me for the ride.