RUMBL: Introducing our ITC Player Finder

Hey guys, it’s Adam from TheDiceAbide.com. Today I am proud to announce the new ITC 40k Player Finder – powered by RUMBL!

This exciting new tool helps players build larger and more well connected gaming communities. The guys behind RUMBL (of which I am one) are a few life-long miniature wargamers that recognized a need. Lending their talents to the development of this app, they have made it easier for fellow gamers to connect with each other.

rumbl-banner-720x300

What is RUMBL

Simply put, RUMBL helps you find new opponents in your area to play ITC 40k games with. By using your geolocation, this app allows you to locate other players nearby, and potentially challenge them to a game. After you’ve selected a suitable opponent, you can issue a challenge. Once they accept, you will be able to chat securely with them and establish a place and time to meet up for the game.

After you have finished your game, you can submit your scores and easily keep your personal gaming record up-to-date. RUMBL uses these records to create regional, and global leaderboards. You can focus on being the best player in the neighborhood, or you fight to be the best in the world! These records aren’t the official ITC Tournament Ranks, but will give you an idea how you stack up in your regular games.

Why You Should Sign Up

Signing up doesn’t only help you find new opponents, but it also helps players in your area find you! Even if you have a thriving community, by signing up you can see who among you is truly the best general. In addition, the RUMBL team is already using your suggestions and working on new features, including club registration, and event tracking, so you’ll never miss out on another chance to compete.

Are you ready to RUMBL? Sign up now!

ITC-side-banner-300x300

itc40k.wannarumbl.com

RUMBL Beta Program

RUMBL is currently in the early stages of it’s beta, so while there are a couple minor niggles still to work out, the core functionality of the app seems to be working great. If you have any feedback for the team, please let us know on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wannarumbl/. We are a small team and doing the best we can to make a solid product to share with the community, so please share your feedback so we can continue to improve the product.

Tags:

About Adam

Cofounder of RUMBL – player finder for Miniatures Wargames. I also run a little blog called TheDiceAbide, check it out.

34 Responses to “RUMBL: Introducing our ITC Player Finder”

  1. HotSauceMan May 26, 2016 8:15 am #

    I was hoping this was like Tindr, where I can swipe left of all tau players 😛

    • Adam
      Adam May 26, 2016 8:18 am #

      There is always room for new features!

  2. Nathan Fluger May 26, 2016 8:53 am #

    OK, signed up, but 2 things.

    1. I can’t delete a game system.
    2. I can’t get it to confirm my phone number even though I had it send the link twice.

    • Adam
      Adam May 26, 2016 9:03 am #

      Hey Nathan, can you email me at: support@wannarumbl.com about the phone number confirmation? Please include the device you’re using, and what browser the link is opening in when you click it. We are noticing this with some players but having a hard time pinning down exactly what is causing it. Thanks!

      We are building a way to hide games on your profile that you added by accident or no longer play, though it will retain the records you had for those games. In the meantime, should you receive a challenge for a game you don’t play, you can decline the challenge when you get it.

      • fluger May 26, 2016 10:02 am #

        Will do when I get home

  3. Duh_Ruckus May 26, 2016 9:53 am #

    Hot sexy singles in your area want to play warhammer with you!

    • Adam
      Adam May 26, 2016 9:54 am #

      Want to RUMBL and chill?

      • Duh_Ruckus May 26, 2016 10:42 am #

        do not mistake for grindr, that’s a whole different game

    • ntfh May 26, 2016 10:57 am #

      YESSS

  4. Codi May 26, 2016 10:47 am #

    “seems to work great”, spoken like a true software engineer! As a software engineer this is a sentence that I often use.

    • Vercingatorix May 26, 2016 10:50 am #

      It seems to work great? I’m Ron Burgundy?

      • westrider May 27, 2016 9:35 pm #

        65% of the time, it works all the time.

    • Adam
      Adam May 26, 2016 11:05 am #

      Hahaha… Well right now it’s working, who knows what you guys will do to our app.

      • Codi May 26, 2016 12:44 pm #

        Your right, it is always the user’s fault.

        • Threllen May 26, 2016 7:42 pm #

          I think he was being a bit sarcastic. No need to be so defensive.

          • Adam
            Adam (TheDiceAbide.com) May 28, 2016 6:56 am
            #

            Haha yeah… It’s a joke when you make an app that what you made is perfect and it’s the users that aren’t… Not serious.

  5. ntfh May 26, 2016 10:55 am #

    Good effort.
    Now how bout’ a tracker that updates event results and team affiliations

    • Adam
      Adam May 26, 2016 11:04 am #

      Baby steps, as I mentioned this is in beta. 🙂

      We do plan on including event tracking and gaming clubs (or teams), but we need to walk before we can run.

  6. Luke May 26, 2016 1:26 pm #

    Same issue as an earlier poster with email and/or phone verification. Looks awesome so far though

  7. Sanchezsam2 May 26, 2016 1:31 pm #

    Phone verified email hasn’t even after I clicked the links.

  8. Adam
    Adam (TheDiceAbide.com) May 26, 2016 2:46 pm #

    Okay, fortunately I think I’ve pinned down the verification issue! Try copying the link and pasting it in your browser. If this doesn’t work please send me an email to: support@wannarumbl.com

  9. Reecius
    Reecius May 26, 2016 5:33 pm #

    I’ve already been challenged multiple times, haha

    • asparagino May 26, 2016 7:14 pm #

      Let’s see if it’s you or Frankie that turns out to be the best 40k player of all…

      • Reecius
        Reecius May 27, 2016 7:35 am #

        Well, that should be obvious, Francis has nothing on the Mighty Grey Bush, muahaha!

    • Adam
      Adam (TheDiceAbide.com) May 26, 2016 7:34 pm #

      Time to put your money where your mouth is son!

      • Reecius
        Reecius May 27, 2016 7:35 am #

        I have no problem with that, sir! Bring on the challengers!

  10. Vonvilkee May 26, 2016 8:31 pm #

    So alphabetical matters… Should have registered as aardvark or something. Would have been the only time I was ranked on top! 😛

  11. wintertalon May 26, 2016 9:25 pm #

    Looks fun. It would be nice to find some new victi… play mates:)

    Are you going to Tie in the ITC ranking boards or just we play though your program.

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 27, 2016 7:35 am #

      There will likely be a degree of integration down the line, but for now the Rumbl rankings are independent of the ITC.

  12. elphilo May 27, 2016 8:06 am #

    So just signed up. It looks interesting, but one thing that I noticed. It tells you the distance of a player based on your location, but it doesn’t tell you the city. I don’t know about other places in the US, but in the DC/MD/VA area its easier to tell places based off cities. Anyway you can show the player’s city in the search? Or is it there and I’m completely missing it?

    • asparagino May 27, 2016 11:24 am #

      That’s a pretty good suggestion. I’ll see if we can figure an easy way to do that.

  13. Happy_Inquisitor May 27, 2016 11:32 am #

    This seems like a very natural fit for a Garagehammer app. What I do feel it needs to make that work is an ebay-style rating system. It is a lot easier to invite a stranger around if they have good reputation score so you have an idea they are not some crazy person.

    I mean, obviously nobody playing this game of ours would ever be in any way creepy, use language unsuitable to be heard by my daughter or have BO issues. Clearly I would never want to imply anything of that kind!

  14. Sanchezsam2 May 28, 2016 10:21 am #

    You will need an option in the profile manager to hide your profile when you are not looking for a pickup game. You are also going to end up with a bunch of dead profiles unless you get rid of old accounts that have no activity for an extended period of time.

Leave a Reply