How often do you game?

How often do you game?

  • Less than once a month

    Votes: 5 8.9%
  • Once a month

    Votes: 5 8.9%
  • Once every 2 weeks

    Votes: 16 28.6%
  • Once a week

    Votes: 21 37.5%
  • Twice a week

    Votes: 6 10.7%
  • More than twice a week

    Votes: 3 5.4%


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delericho

Legend
Less often than I would like.

At the moment, I'm managing about once every two weeks - I have a D&D 5e/Eberron game that meets once a month and also a Firefly "open tabletop" game that meets once a month. One of these takes a break in the latter half of December, but my group also have a tradition of getting together for a special "Christmas Game" one afternoon during the holiday, so that's a wash.

My preference would be to play a little more often than that. In fact, the ideal would be to add three more longer afternoon games (necessarily on a weekend), effectively giving us one a quarter. But organising such games doesn't quite seem to be possible. :(
 


TwoSix

Unserious gamer
Roughly once a week, a little less but more than once every two weeks. Probably 40 sessions a year. One group is every two weeks with rare exceptions, and the other works out to about once every three weeks. Even that is hard to manage with 4 kids!
 

ccs

41st lv DM
Generally 3 times/week.
Sunday: PF & 5e, alternating weeks with different groups.
Tue.: 1e - the Sunday 5e game grew out of this one.
Fri.: 5e - as the DM
 

Nytmare

David Jose
Whilst in college:

All Week Long - Assassin
Sunday Afternoon and Evening - Floating RPG
Monday Evening - Battletech
Tuesday Evening - D&D
Wednesday Evening - Rifts
Thursday Evening - Magic
Friday Evening - Vampire
All Day Saturday - Gaming Club

Settlers of Catan, and Magic the Gathering pretty much spackled every other available nook, cranny, or crevice.




[EDIT] Maybe I should go back to college?

[2ND EDIT] It's a shame that we can't do a multi topic poll that plots to a scatter graph. I'd be interested to see how this graph correlates to age.
 
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Isn't that always the case...

For my part, I game wice a month, preferably like clockwork. Sometimes someone else will run something as well, and there are cons now and then, but the core campaign is every two weeks.

I used to try to accommodate everyone’s schedules, but that was such a pain and we’d sometimes skip months for gaming. Now we game with whoever shows up. I’m certainly happier, as I hated the scheduling part of things.

Less often than I would like.
 

Nytmare

David Jose
I used to try to accommodate everyone’s schedules, but that was such a pain and we’d sometimes skip months for gaming. Now we game with whoever shows up. I’m certainly happier, as I hated the scheduling part of things.

Yeah, we used to play "D&D once a week, but we'll play board games instead if we don't have everyone" and that just turned into longer and longer stretches where we never had a full table. We're also a bunch of storytime gamers who tend to shy away from characters who either randomly disappear for long stretches or fly too often on autopilot.

We've also tried two or three play by post or play by wiki games, and they all start off strong, but then one person has adult stuff to do for a week, and they come back to a 3 digit email thread and never have the time or energy to catch back up.
 


the Jester

Legend
I've been gaming more than I could have dreamed for roughly since 5e launched.

I am running two groups. One (called "Team Alpha" because they were first, or "Team Prudence" because of their playstyle) plays almost exactly once a week, with the occasional miss and the very occasional 2/week. The second group ("Team Beta," also called "Team Fighting Fish" because of their playstyle) plays about 1.5 times per week on average, with the very rare missed week and the fairly common 2 or 3 games in a week.

In addition, one of the guys in Team Alpha runs a Deadlands game I'm in about 2.5 times a month, and is gradually increasing his frequency. Once in a while this bumps the Alpha game, but it is usually in addition to it.

So overall, I'm hitting about 12 to 14 games per month right now.
 


vdal

Explorer
We play once a week on Thursday nights. I've been playing with the same group of players since high school.
 

Psikerlord#

Explorer
We play once a week on Thurs night via Roll20 for about 2 hours. It's short, but snappy, and because it's so regular you don't feel rushed to get through a session. We meet in person maybe once every 3 months, but usually for a boardgame or something instead!
 

delericho

Legend
I used to try to accommodate everyone’s schedules, but that was such a pain and we’d sometimes skip months for gaming. Now we game with whoever shows up. I’m certainly happier, as I hated the scheduling part of things.

Yeah, we used to play "D&D once a week, but we'll play board games instead if we don't have everyone" and that just turned into longer and longer stretches where we never had a full table. We're also a bunch of storytime gamers who tend to shy away from characters who either randomly disappear for long stretches or fly too often on autopilot.

Yeah, it's a problem.

I've become something of a convert to the idea that a DM should ideally keep at least one episodic "open table" game in his back pocket for times like this - a game where people can drop in as they're available, play one session, and maybe never play again (or they might, of course). That way, you're not forced to work around the schedules of a particular five people to run a game - you can run if any five of your local gamers happen to be available.

I've been using Firefly for this purpose for just over a year now, which works really well - the characters are well enough known that everyone knows immediately where they are, it's naturally episodic, and a 3-hour game session is just long enough to feel very much like a 45-minute TV episode.
 

Jhaelen

First Post
Currently, it's about once a year... but fortunately, it looks like we'll soon return to our usual schedule of about once a month. Still not as often, as I'd like, but it's the best we can manage with everyone having time-consuming jobs and family duties.
 

Balesir

Adventurer
With players spread over a fairly wide area the two groups I generally play with play roughly every 2-3 months. When we play, though, we play for at least a full day, often for a weekend. The 4E D&D game I DM, for instance, the players stay at our house and we play Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon. Usually with a break to sleep, which we seem to need more than we used to, these days...
 

Lanefan

Victoria Rules
I play in a once-a-week game and I DM a once-a-week game, so - assuming neither sinks for a week due to other stuff - twice a week.

Lan-"each usually ends up at about 42-46 sessions a year"-efan
 


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