D&D General "I Like to Play D&D on My Birthday" (a poll)

True or False: "I like to play D&D on my birthday."

  • True.

    Votes: 51 72.9%
  • False.

    Votes: 19 27.1%

el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
A bonus poll today (I still plan to do another in my planned series, so don't fret).

Anyway, today is my birthday and when my wife asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday a few weeks ago, I was like "Ideally, I'd like to play D&D, but I know that's not possible." And I was right, and while we made some other fun plans it made me think of the many past birthdays I spent playing D&D when it fell on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (in my younger days, D&D was during the day and partying came at night). Heck, one year in my 30s I convinced everyone in my group to take a personal/vacation day when my birthday fell in the middle of the week so we could play - and it was a blast. Another time, I prepped a secret birthday D&D one-off and organized a bunch of people to come over to play for a friend's big day at his wife's behest!

Anyway, what about you? Do you like playing D&D on your birthday? Have you ever gotten a chance to? It was fun as a kid, but even better as an adult when you can have a few beers along the way.
 

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I D&D with a specific group of people the same day each week. This year, it actually did happen to fall on my birthday, which was nice. But at the stage of life I'm at, birthday celebrations generally involve family. Which means kids, in-laws, etc. Consequently, I would be much more likely to request a board game session for my birthday than an RPG session.
 

Mannahnin

Scion of Murgen (He/Him)
I answered in the negative.

Historically I usually have a regular game going on at least weekly, and my fellow players in that are some of the friends I see most frequently. So birthdays, as a once a year occasion, are normally focused instead on gathering together a larger group of family and friends I don't see as often. Or just with family, if logistics or circumstances don't allow for a larger party.
 

Not everybody that may visit will play D&D, so D&D and birthday celebrations are two separate events which cannot be merged.

If we can plan a D&D session on my actual birthday, then I am happy to find the nearest free weekend day for the birthday celebrations.
 




My wife doesn't play D&D, so yeah, I'm not about to do something that would exclude her to celebrate. If one of my regular D&D sessions falls on my birthday, that's another thing, and it becomes "It depends." Our schedules are often off (she works Saturdays, for example), so she might be working and I might as well run some D&D anyway.

Not the first thing I would ask of my wife on my b-day.
 



A bonus poll today (I still plan to do another in my planned series, so don't fret).

Anyway, today is my birthday and when my wife asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday a few weeks ago, I was like "Ideally, I'd like to play D&D, but I know that's not possible." And I was right, and while we made some other fun plans it made me think of the many past birthdays I spent playing D&D when it fell on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (in my younger days, D&D was during the day and partying came at night). Heck, one year in my 30s I convinced everyone in my group to take a personal/vacation day when my birthday fell in the middle of the week so we could play - and it was a blast. Another time, I prepped a secret birthday D&D one-off and organized a bunch of people to come over to play for a friend's big day at his wife's behest!

Anyway, what about you? Do you like playing D&D on your birthday? Have you ever gotten a chance to? It was fun as a kid, but even better as an adult when you can have a few beers along the way.
when I was younger (and I don't just mean as a kid, like in 30's) I used to but now if it isn't falling on a game night I wouldn't want to make a special game of it.
 


iserith

Magic Wordsmith
A bonus poll today (I still plan to do another in my planned series, so don't fret).

Anyway, today is my birthday and when my wife asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday a few weeks ago, I was like "Ideally, I'd like to play D&D, but I know that's not possible." And I was right, and while we made some other fun plans it made me think of the many past birthdays I spent playing D&D when it fell on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (in my younger days, D&D was during the day and partying came at night). Heck, one year in my 30s I convinced everyone in my group to take a personal/vacation day when my birthday fell in the middle of the week so we could play - and it was a blast. Another time, I prepped a secret birthday D&D one-off and organized a bunch of people to come over to play for a friend's big day at his wife's behest!

Anyway, what about you? Do you like playing D&D on your birthday? Have you ever gotten a chance to? It was fun as a kid, but even better as an adult when you can have a few beers along the way.
Happy birthday!
 

beancounter

(I/Me/Mine)
I would play D&D on my Birthday.

I would play D&D here and there. I would play D&D anywhere.

I would play D&D in a house, I would play D&D with a mouse.

I would play D&D in a box.

I would play D&D with a fox.... :)

.....
 


aco175

Legend
Maybe if my birthday fell on a game night normally. Fortunately my birthday is in the summer and I can take it off to play golf instead. Would be a good treat for a 1-shot on my groups birthdays if it was in the winter.
 

el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
My wife doesn't play D&D, so yeah, I'm not about to do something that would exclude her to celebrate. If one of my regular D&D sessions falls on my birthday, that's another thing, and it becomes "It depends." Our schedules are often off (she works Saturdays, for example), so she might be working and I might as well run some D&D anyway.

My wife doesn't play either, but she wouldn't be excluded. We'd still do something together in the evening, like go out to dinner or hang with friends.
 

Savage Wombat

Adventurer
I too have a regular game and other things I'd like to do on my birthday. However, back in my college days, I more than once was asked to run a customized game for a friend as their birthday activity.
 



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