I live in Santiago de Chile. RPG resources here are -to my knowledge- few and far between. AFAIK there's one single shop selling RPG dice, the rest of the bookstores having dwindled and waned their RPG books/accessories supplies.
I do have a group with which we are playing a 2E Dragonlance mini campaign. This has been my first tabletop RPG experience, and I liked it a lot. The problems are:
- the DM is already playing other very advanced campaigns, so he doesn't have much time to start a new one, and the campaigns he runs or plays wouldn't easy for me to join.
- On this 2E campaign we are a very large group, 7 players + DM, so we have had a long stretch of not playing because we couldn't get all together, and since it is the first time many of us play, and it's a short campaign, missing one session would be very detrimental to the player.
I won't ask "What would be the best way to approach the DM about playing in one of his other groups?" because I've already checked other similar questions here, like "Best practices to auditioning a new player". Plus, if the session goes well and the DM likes my roleplaying, we'll probably agree on something.
Have you been in the same situation? What would your suggestions be on how to find a group? If you actually live in the area, let's get together and play! I'd like to do a 4E campaign, but certainly beggars can't be choosers.
EDIT I added a separate question to deal with 'how do I host a playing session when I have no space at home?'