D&D 5E How often do your 5e sessions end with a Long Rest for the party?

How often do your 5e sessions end with a Long Rest for the party?

  • Always (the party always has the benefits of a Long Rest when we start a new session)

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Most of the time (but sometimes the session ends mid-combat or other cliff-hanger)

    Votes: 11 22.0%
  • Sometimes (if the story is at an appropriate breaking point, a Long Rest is possible)

    Votes: 31 62.0%
  • Rarely/Never (the DM/group actively avoids ending on a Long Rest)

    Votes: 7 14.0%


I shoot for Long Rests at the end of each session, though that doesn't always happen. I try to run/play in games every two weeks*, but because of real life schedules it can be quite some time between games and trying to remember what resources are spend or still fresh - or even getting back into the groove - can be difficult, so easiest to start fresh.

However, I never have and never would be willing to end a session in the middle of an active encounter - again for the same reasons above.

* Up until recently, for me I was in a run one/play one in alternate weeks.

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Long Rests occur based on the time spent in game, not the time spent IRL. Except during planning sessions or traveling, we pretty much never end on a long rest.

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