The Ideal game

Wereserpent

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What is your ideal for gaming?

For me it would be a DnD campaign with heavy RPing, but also fun OOC chatter. Combats would be fun and would take place in a lot of unique places and situations. There would be minimal and perhaps no character death. The players would all be fun people to hang out with, and they would be people I could do stuff with outside of gaming. We would be able to play for long periods of time and we would have comfy places to sit. :)
 

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Odhanan

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My ideal game runs over the week-end, not just a few hours. It's an entire week-end during which we play the game, and socialize, and have meals together, and just have fun. That's all the cool stuff you do with your friends, but with the campaign as the focus of the mornings, afternoons and evenings. Then we do that again whenever we feel like it.

There would be a lot of RPing between party members, but nobody would mind some occasional OOC chatter either. I could leave the room (as a DM) for half an hour, come back, and see the players still role-playing in-game. It would be a game where everyone has read the D&D Player's Handbook (or whatever rulebook/game we're using) before, and know their character's personality, background and abilities from the inside-out. Nobody would argue the DMs rulings, and the DM would take the players' pleasure at heart. Everybody would be interested in character development, everybody would love to role-play AND fight their way through the dungeon. There would be a feel of continuity in the games over the years, and every campaign would be somehow tied to each other, even if it's just by a tiny detail that makes the whole thing part of the tapestry.
 

Nightchilde-2

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Odhanan said:
There would be a lot of RPing between party members, but nobody would mind some occasional OOC chatter either. I could leave the room (as a DM) for half an hour, come back, and see the players still role-playing in-game. It would be a game where everyone has read the D&D Player's Handbook (or whatever rulebook/game we're using) before, and know their character's personality, background and abilities from the inside-out. Nobody would argue the DMs rulings, and the DM would take the players' pleasure at heart. Everybody would be interested in character development, everybody would love to role-play AND fight their way through the dungeon. There would be a feel of continuity in the games over the years, and every campaign would be somehow tied to each other, even if it's just by a tiny detail that makes the whole thing part of the tapestry.

I don't think I could've said it better myself.....
 

sniffles

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My ideal game would never be cancelled due to illnesses or scheduling conflicts. Everyone would want to play all the campaign settings and types that I want to play (it is my ideal, after all ;) ).

Other than that, I agree with everything Odhanan said.
 


Laurel

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Would have to agree with Odhanan as well. Though I would add that group discussions over possible bad rules or not defined rules be short and end with all happy.

I was filled with happiness when I realized my current group falls darn close to my ideal!
 

merelycompetent

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Odhanan said:
My ideal game runs over the week-end, not just a few hours. It's an entire week-end during which we play the game, and socialize, and have meals together, and just have fun. That's all the cool stuff you do with your friends, but with the campaign as the focus of the mornings, afternoons and evenings. Then we do that again whenever we feel like it.

There would be a lot of RPing between party members, but nobody would mind some occasional OOC chatter either. I could leave the room (as a DM) for half an hour, come back, and see the players still role-playing in-game. It would be a game where everyone has read the D&D Player's Handbook (or whatever rulebook/game we're using) before, and know their character's personality, background and abilities from the inside-out. Nobody would argue the DMs rulings, and the DM would take the players' pleasure at heart. Everybody would be interested in character development, everybody would love to role-play AND fight their way through the dungeon. There would be a feel of continuity in the games over the years, and every campaign would be somehow tied to each other, even if it's just by a tiny detail that makes the whole thing part of the tapestry.

I can't think of a more eloquent or accurate way to put it into words. Well done!

(And yoinked for inclusion in my game's House Rules, with attribution.)
 

Odhanan

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I'm glad so many people agree! That means I'll still be able to find like-minded players and DMs for a while, then. That's good to read! :)
 

genshou

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Galeros said:
What is your ideal for gaming?

For me it would be a DnD campaign with heavy RPing, but also fun OOC chatter. Combats would be fun and would take place in a lot of unique places and situations. There would be minimal and perhaps no character death. The players would all be fun people to hang out with, and they would be people I could do stuff with outside of gaming. We would be able to play for long periods of time and we would have comfy places to sit. :)
You forgot root beer floats. :cool:
 



genshou

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Galeros said:
I would prefer Cream Soda floats. :)
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You sure got me with that one! Just as long as it's A&W cream soda, you're fine. :D
 



Oryan77

Adventurer
Mine consists of me DM'ing 4 pin-up girls who are totally into roleplaying and love to play D&D. They know their rules and never argue unless it's to fight over who gets to rub my feet next. One of them would insist on making me a steak & shrimp dinner while another player makes sure my Jack & Coke is always topped off. They would have no problem playing in the buff and their OOC chat would consist of things like "This is the best game I've ever played in. Even though we still have 7 hours left to play today, I can't wait until we start next weekend. How did we luck out having the hottest guy in the world also be our DM?"

They would never complain and they would never think of it as a "player vs DM" game. Even outside of the game, they would read up on all of the books I suggested that they take a look at. Their knowledge of the planes would be just below my knowledge of the planes. This way they aren't clueless, but they also can't tell me I'm wrong because I never read certain planar fluff. Finally, if I was in the mood to play D&D with the guys, they would have no problem with this. They would actually take it upon themselves to make sure my friends were fully fed and comfortable while we gamed.
 

genshou

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Oryan77 said:
Mine consists of me DM'ing 4 pin-up girls who are totally into roleplaying and love to play D&D. They know their rules and never argue unless it's to fight over who gets to rub my feet next. One of them would insist on making me a steak & shrimp dinner while another player makes sure my Jack & Coke is always topped off. They would have no problem playing in the buff and their OOC chat would consist of things like "This is the best game I've ever played in. Even though we still have 7 hours left to play today, I can't wait until we start next weekend. How did we luck out having the hottest guy in the world also be our DM?"

They would never complain and they would never think of it as a "player vs DM" game. Even outside of the game, they would read up on all of the books I suggested that they take a look at. Their knowledge of the planes would be just below my knowledge of the planes. This way they aren't clueless, but they also can't tell me I'm wrong because I never read certain planar fluff. Finally, if I was in the mood to play D&D with the guys, they would have no problem with this. They would actually take it upon themselves to make sure my friends were fully fed and comfortable while we gamed.
Whoa, we're getting close to heaven. Just need to add root beer/cream soda floats... :p
 

Crothian

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My ideal game is with a group of friends who all know and understand the game. We'd meet for 6-8 hours on say Saturday. Long enough to get a lot done but not to dominate the weekend. We'd do plenty of role playing but kick ass when needed.
 

Dragonbait

Explorer
Odhanan + Oryan77's hawt sexxay girls + All the players are friends, and play as a team. They actually care about PCs other than their own, and don't see them as competition for the kills. In-character arguments would clearly be just that. And, when the session ends, we hang out afterwards to relax, talk about the game, and talk about many other things.

After reading some of these, it made me realize that I had a nearly ideal group for a while. It even had some of the hawt sexxay girls.. But they were taken... And they laughed when I said they should play in the nude... :(
 



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