The original IO9 article specifically refers to D&D, but the same advice works for any established RPG.
To truly and properly enjoy a role-playing game, you need a group to play with. Finding a group—especially the right group—can be a major hurdle to participating in this really excellent hobby. This guide will help you find fellow gamers no matter your location or age.
Every time we write about RPGs on io9, the comments are filled with people bemoaning their inability to find anyone to play with. You might have played when you were younger but feel like you don’t have time now that you’re an adult with a job and kids and a zillion responsibilities. Maybe you’re moved to a new city and don’t know how to meet role-playing gamers. Or you’re interesting in getting into RPGs for the first time, but you’re intimidated and don’t know where to start.