You haven't seen me sing my "s**t mother ********!" song while drinking Old Crow. I'm pretty sure I could convince people in town to learn to play it with me: we Portlanders seem to be into various things like that, and there's always Meetin.org for finding others with a similar interest. If I could afford mah jong tiles I'd get a regular game of that going, too, but those aren't cheap.
cat_lol I'm talking old Nintendo games, translated from Japanese and hacked. I intend on starting social games, like koi koi played with the hanafuda deck and maybe a board game or two like Arkham Asylum.
I just play retro games, for the most part, on emulators. One drawback to Linux is that software is seldom designed to support it, so it can be tricky to get games to work even with a Windows emulator; that, and they are just too time-consuming.
It's a matter of expediency for me: it's free. And, well, it's interesting, too, but also frustrating. I am glad I have a computer with Internet service at home at least, though I'm not sure what to do with it yet except check for when the streetcar leaves the nearby stop or to putz around on here.