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Everyone, Tell us about your games, please!

Adrift

Villager
1.) How many players in your group? (5-7)

2.) Do you DM? (yes)

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many? (1-2)

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group? (4 M / 3 F)

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it? (The Gaming Pit)

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff? (Homebrew, some mods)

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you? (30 yrs old, 19 yrs. DnD)

8.) Who taught you to play? (self taught from getting a book, don't remember where I got the 1e PHB though)
 

Shroomy

Adventurer
1.) How many players in your group?

--In my current game, there are four players and the DM.

2.) Do you DM?

--I do not DM in this particular campaign, but I want to start up my own campaign as a DM.

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?

--I think almost everyone in the group has some sort of GMing experience, but currently, only our DM actually DMs. I have GM'ing experience with 2e AD&D, BECMI, and CoC.

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?

--My current group is all male. In my last 3.5e campaign, we had one female player.

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?

--IMO, the best LGS in Madison, WI is Pegasus Games, which is where we play. There are two others that I occassionally visit. My all time favorite LGS is Griffon's Books in South Bend IN; I used to visit it every Saturday morning when my fiancee lived down there.

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?

--Our DM is using all homebrew stuff to the best of my knowledge, though he's incorporated stuff from the core 4e D&D setting. For example, my character is an eladrin from Mithrendain, so that city, as described in Dragon 366 has become an important part of the campaign.

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?

--I've been playing RPGs since the late 80s and I'm 32. The 4e campaign I'm currently playing in started in September 2008.

8.) Who taught you to play?

--I taught myself, as well as all of my players back in the day (though most just read my books and taught themselves also).
 

Aeolius

Villager
I'll update my entry, as it's been awhile.

1.) How many players in your group?
2003 - BPAA currently has 7 players, with a few more in the recruiting stages.
2008 - "Heirs of Turucambi" has 5 players, currently, with a few in the wings

2.) Do you DM?
2003 - Yes
2008 - Yes

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?
2003 - Not in this campaign.
2008 - Not in this campaign.

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?
2003 - 4 male, 3 female
2008 - 3 male, 2 female

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?
2003 - Cosmic Castle - D&D, anime, etc etc
2008 - The Castle

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?
2003 - World of Greyhawk...underwater
2008 - World of Greyhawk...underwater

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?
2003 - 23+ years of D&D...I'll be 38 in a few months
2008 - Nearly 30 years of D&D... I am now 43

8.) Who taught you to play?
2003 - I am self-taught.... pilfered the Basic booklet from my oldest brothers closet . He never missed it and now he's religiously adamant against RPGs...so I win ;)
2008 - see above
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
1.) How many players in your group?

Group 1: 8 core members. 2-4 occasional players.

Group 2: 3 Core members. Many occasional players.

2.) Do you DM?

Group 1: Yes.

Group 2: Yes.

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?

Group 1: Yes, at least 4 of us so far.

Group 2: Yes, all 3 core members.

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?

Group 1: All male. Most of the group is married with children.

Group 2: All male, but most of the occasional players are female. Several singles in the group, including the one gay guy in my circle of gamers.

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?

Used to go to Lone Star Comics in Irving, Gen X games in Euless, and Game Chest in Dallas (all TX, of course). LSC Irving has closed, but other LSC locations still exist.

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?

Group 1: A mix, depending on GM.

Group 2: Mostly homebrew.

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?

I'm 41 as of last October; been playing since 1977.

8.) Who taught you to play?


I don't remember my first DM's name- some short, curly haired white kid with glasses (yes, a human hobbit), but I remember his game. He was iron fisted- players only got to use the PHB, and demonstration of knowledge from the MM or DMG got you an XP penalty.

That game of D&D was held in the school library of East Middle School in Aurora, CO. I played a human fighter with a 2hd swd. My PC and a Wizard down to his last MM spell were the longest lived PCs in the game, felled by a Purple Worm in the next-to-last room of the dungeon. The mage was engulfed after a few rounds of combat (he hit it with his MM and was whacking the Worm with his staff).

My fighter knocked the Worm down to its last 4HP, just as he got knocked down to 4 himself. The last round, we had simultaneous initiative. I missed, he hit, end of game.
 

noffham

Villager
1.) How many players in your group?

5 to 7 depending on who’s available

2.) Do you DM?

Pretty much all the time.

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?

One other person, very rarely.

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?

90% male, one woman joins us when she’s in town.

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?

In New Jersey, several incl. Compleat Strategist in NYC. In New Mexico, Active Imagination.

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?

90% home brew and the rest heavily modified modules; (usually just mined for ideas).

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?

D&D for 35 years. I’m 51 now.

8.) Who taught you to play?

I taught myself.
 

Wootz

Villager
1.) How many players in your group?
5 to 6, depends

2.) Do you DM?
yup

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?
Pancho tries. Idk, maybe one day

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?
mostly guys, though a couple girls. Can't say for sure since girls are the most inconsistent.

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?
Dice House. Very friendly, very local.

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?
Homebrew. Can't afford all that campaign guide mumbo jumbo anywho.

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?
not terribly long, a few months. I am at the moment 17.

8.) Who taught you to play?
I did, actually. I had to teach everyone else how to play.
 

grodog

Adventurer
1.) How many players in your group?
8 including the DM

2.) Do you DM?
- not at the moment, though I'm slated to DM whenever our current phase of campaigning ends

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?
7 of 8 DM

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?
100% male (though we do have 1 PC female ATM)

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?
No

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?
Both (probably about 60/40)

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?
31.5 years gaming, 39 years old (started in the summer of 1977 at 7)

8.)Who taught you to play?
A kid down the street.
 

stonegod

Spawn of Khyber/LEB Judge
1.) How many players in your group?
I've got two semi-overlapping group for a total of eight.

2.) Do you DM?
Did. Just finished up AoW Summer of '08, so taking a break. Been itching to run 4E Eberron, though...

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?
Three others DM: One our 3.5 Savage Tide, one a 3.5 (but doesn't really need a system) planar randomness game, and one our 4E game.

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?
Three female to five male. Two married couples (myself amongst them), a pair that got together after being in games together, another married fellow whose spouse does not play, and the lone non-attached.

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?
Nope. Mississippi is no gaming Mecca.

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?
Mix of both. Liked the Paizo Dungeon paths, so ran them. Mostly homebrew before that, and likely that again afterwards.

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?
Since 1983/84ish when I was 8.

8.) Who taught you to play?
Some kid in the playground.
 

kitsune9

Villager
Everyone, tell us about your games, please.

1.) How many players in your group?

2.) Do you DM?

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?

8.) Who taught you to play?

Answer any or all of the above, please... :)




Don't forget to chime in on the entire RPG Survey Round-Up!
1. 5
2. 90% of the time.
3. Occasionally, one or two of the players runs a short campaign and gets tired of it until 10th level or so. For the most part, I'll DM unless it was RPGA. My players were for the most part judges for RPGA stuff, so they would take turns running mods. I would actually judge the least.
4. Male
5. There's quite a few gamestores. I can't really say they are good or not as I don't frequent them much anymore since I get all my books online or find them at second-hand bookstores.
6. I've always ran modules in the past, but this is the first campaign where I've been writing my own to see if I can do it. So far, four down.
7. About 25 years. 30's.
8. No one. Saw the D&D Basic set in a bookstore and my parents got it for me for Christmas.
 

Mokona

Villager
1.) How many players in your group? - 5 + the Dungeon Master

2.) Do you DM? - Not the current game but I have in the past

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many? - 3 of the five players DM (myself included)

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group? - One woman (my wife) out of six; it used to be 2 of 6

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it? - No

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff? - Always homebrew with bits and pieces of maps ripped off from modules

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you? - I'm 33 and I've been playing for 23 years (since I was 10)

8.) Who taught you to play? - As near as I can recall my best friend and I learned to play on our own though I first played a single session with my older brother and a friend of his which is how I learned that Dungeons & Dragons existed
 

CharlesRyan

Explorer
  • 4 players plus GM.
  • Other players DM, but only partial crossovers between my group and those games.
  • Male/Female: 3/2
  • We have an awesome game shop nearby. Plus, a couple of us work at the second-largest games distributor in the world.
  • 100% homebrew.
  • Playing this campaign for over a year (gaming for 29 years); this year I will celebrate the 13th anniversary of my 29th birthday.
  • I received the blue box as a Christmas present from my Aunt Susan and quickly worked out the game with a couple neighborhood kids.
 
1.) How many players in your group?
5, and a DM, we have had 7 but 5 players is our regular show.

2.) Do you DM?
Yes on occasion, though only one game at the mo

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?
yeah, two of them do

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?
One girl.

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?
There is one in Reading Eclectic Games

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?
Mainly modules

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?
Since I was 9, I am now 37... so er 28 years... is that right?

8.) Who taught you to play?
My junior school teacher Mrs Golding... Strange but true.
 

Brown Jenkin

Villager
1.) How many players in your group?

7 players + DM = 8

2.) Do you DM?

Only at convensions

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?

2 alternating DMs (not me)

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?

All Male. I would like female members but I am still the newbie in the group after 9 years, turnover just doesn't happen.

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?

There was a great gamestore but the owner retired an it is no more. There are still gamestores around but I rely on Gen Con and Origins now. Gen Con is local though so I have an awesome local gamestore 4 days a year.

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?

Mostly homebrew with some adapted modules used.

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?

I have been playing about 30 years and I am almost 40.

8.) Who taught you to play?

Some kid at summer camp in the late 70s.
 

FriarRosing

Villager
1.) How many players in your group?
We have me and three others. Some days it's only two others.

2.) Do you DM?
Hell yes

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?
Nope.

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?
3 dudes and one lady

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?
Yeah, a couple--the Bookery Fantasy is one, and there's another one that's bigger and a little further away, but we've only gone there a couple times. There's also another small comics/game shop nearby as well, but they have a lot less stuff, but the dudes who work there seem pretty cool.

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?
Homebrew. I can't run modules for some reason. I always get bored.

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?
I am currently 21. I started in 2000, so I guess almost ten years.

8.) Who taught you to play?
I taught myself, I guess.
 

Dragonbait

Registered User
1.) How many players in your group?
Group 1) 7
Group 2) 6

2.) Do you DM?
Group 1) Sometimes
Group 2) No

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?
Group 1) Yes; 4 (including myself)
Group 2) Yes; 4 (including myself)

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?
Group 1) 7 male/0 female
Group 2) 5 male/1 female

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?
Not really

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?
Modules

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?
12 years and still going; I'm 29

8.) Who taught you to play?
Twofold - I taught myself. My friends (an old group in HS) taught me after I learned that I misunderstood almost everything.
 

JediSoth

Semi-Professional Author
Everyone, tell us about your games, please.

1.) How many players in your group? 5. I have room for 6 and don't like to run the main game for fewer than 4.

2.) Do you DM? Mostly, yes.

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many? For the first time, though, I now have two players who are willing to step up and run other games.

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group? 5 males and 1 female (my wife) currently.

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it? The Game Preserve. It's OK. My needs don't really mesh up with that store these days. There's also the Arsenal which is an awesome place to game if you don't have room to host. They serve food. It's really more of a gamer cafe with gaming tables that also sells some RPG stuff.

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff? Mostly modules these days. Between writing and my day job, I don't have a lot of time to create decent adventures from scratch.

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you? I've been playing since 1982. I'm 39, so 31 years.

8.) Who taught you to play?
A school mate my parents were babysitting at the time brought over this game in a magenta box with funny dice. "You have to try this," he said....





Don't forget to chime in on the entire RPG Survey Round-Up![/QUOTE]
 

ART!

Explorer
Everyone, tell us about your games, please.

1.) How many players in your group?

2.) Do you DM?

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?

8.) Who taught you to play?
1. 10 people have characters written up for the game, but we usually have 4-6 players show. I never say "no" to a potential player.

2. & 3. I am the "main" GM, but another player got excited, ran a side adventure, and now we are co-GMing our way through the Tyranny of Dragons books: I run three "epsiodes", he runs three, etc.

4. One female player, but she's always there, so about 5:1. I would LOVE to get more female players.

5. Yes. Common Room Games! used to have weekly GM Roundtable meetings there, I've played a few one-shots there, they have a games auction twice a year, and I buy stuff there now and then.

6. I used to use 100% homebrewed adventures, but now I use published stuff and then mess with it.

7. Since 19...77? '78?
 

practicalm

Explorer
1.) How many players in your group?
One group has 6
One group has 8-10

2.) Do you DM?
Yes for both current groups

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?
1 other person does but rarely

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?
one group 1 female / 5 male
one group 2 female / 8 males

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?
Yes; Guild House in Bellflower. Also War House in Long Beach

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?
modules for maps, but I make significant changes

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?
playing for 40 years

8.) Who taught you to play?
my group taught ourselves originally; though I did have a teacher who showed us the basic set of D&D
 

Gradine

Archivist
Sure, I'll do this.

1.) How many players in your group?
7 players, plus me (DM)

2.) Do you DM?
Yes

3.) Do other people in the group DM, and how many?
Nope, nobody else DMs currently, though one has DMed in the past.

4.) What's the Male/Female composition of the group?
Four male, three female. At least three of whom would also identify as queer.

5.) Got a good gamestore near you and what is it?
A really awesome one just opened up, which is great, because the other FLGS in our area was no so much on the F, if you catch my meaning

6.) Mainly modules or homebrew stuff?
I'm running Tyranny of Dragons (which you can learn more here) but set in Eberron, so there's been a fair amount of tweaking.

7.) How long have you been playing and how old are you?
I am in my early 30's, and I've been playing D&D in some form or fashion since I was about 7, with long stretches of hiatuses unless you count CRPGs. Our current campaign just started two months ago, before that I hadn't played in about three-and-a-half years (since the birth of my daughter).

8.) Who taught you to play?
My older brother.
 

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