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How long should a gaming session be?

How long is your ideal session? (you can select more than one option)

  • 1 hour

    Votes: 2 2.1%
  • 2 hours

    Votes: 16 17.0%
  • 3 hours

    Votes: 46 48.9%
  • 4 hours

    Votes: 56 59.6%
  • 5 hours

    Votes: 22 23.4%
  • 6 hours

    Votes: 15 16.0%
  • More than 6 hours

    Votes: 10 10.6%

Li Shenron

2 or 3 hours is enough. I've never set a hard limit though, if people want to keep playing, we'll keep playing until we're just too tired.

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I prefer 6-8 hours plus a meal as a break to recharge and give space to general socializing and catching up on friendships, but I haven't done that since college really. As an adult, 4 hours is the biggest block of time it seems people can regularly commit to.

Anything less than 4 hours of actual gaming produces a pace that is just way too slow for me. Indeed, four hours produces a pace that is way too slow for me, but it can't be helped.

As far as how regular, once a week would be ideal but again I haven't done that since college. Given my adult responsibilities the best I can usually manage is every other week. I no longer have the focus to do enough game prep every week to get games to run as well as I like.

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