How did your DnD group come to be? Did you join a group, and later become the DM, or did you and your friends start the group and decided you'd be the DM?
I'm curious because I am having a difficult time starting one.
I'm a freshmen in college, and with being so far away from home, my old group is no longer together. When I first got to the university, I thought I'd try to join a group. This is college after all; there has to be at least on group on campus looking for another player. Well, I looked. Everywhere. And I cannot find one. So, I thought I'd start my own! I've DMed before and I loved it.
I posted an ad on Craigslist about my new group. I made a ton of sweet-looking full-color posters complete with information about how to get a hold of me and I put them all over campus. It's been a while now. I check every day- my posters are still up. People always walk by them. But I haven't got one response.
Actually, that's a lie. A really old guy responded to my Craigslist post, even though it specifically said that I was looking for other university students.
I feel like most people would give me the advice to "ask your friends to play". Well, that's part of it. I haven't made many friends yet. I have not met anyone who plays DnD, or Magic, or likes anime, or plays video games. I'm not completely alone- I am a part of the karate association in this area and I have some friends from the studio (I am a music major), just no one who is interested in exploring some dungeons and fighting some dragons.
I'm starting to get very discouraged. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions of how to get a group off the ground. Any advice is very appreciated.