D&D 5E What is your favorite part of playing D&D?

What is your favorite part of playing D&D?

  • Being someone else for a while

    Votes: 8 17.4%
  • Drama

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Hanging out with and/or entertaining your friends

    Votes: 25 54.3%
  • Unraveling mysteries or puzzles

    Votes: 6 13.0%
  • Finding ways to demonstrate your superiority over the game world

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Being part of a compelling story

    Votes: 22 47.8%
  • Dealing with zany or comical situations

    Votes: 4 8.7%
  • Tactical combat

    Votes: 11 23.9%
  • Exploring different worlds

    Votes: 15 32.6%
  • Interacting with other pretend people

    Votes: 3 6.5%
  • Trolling people on planet X

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (explain)

    Votes: 6 13.0%
  • Watching with maniacal glee as other people interact with your creations

    Votes: 11 23.9%
  • Finding ways to be awesome or feel powerful

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Making meaningful choices

    Votes: 9 19.6%


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Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
Making choices. Character build choices, tactical choices, moral dilemmas, sacrifices, all of it. I like imagining myself as someone else and/or in a different situation and making choices as I imagine I or that person would in that situation.
 

Shadowdweller00

Adventurer
Tried to edit "demonstrate superiority" because it's kinda worded in a way that comes across as childish? Ended up adding an alternative version. Maybe should add a making choices option as well, since it seems that more than one individual favors that :)
 
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Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
Tried to edit "demonstrate superiority" because it's kinda worded in a way that comes across as childish? Ended up adding an alternative version. Maybe should add a making choices option as well, since it seems that more than one individual favors that :) Does "Making meaningful choices" summarize your thoughts adequately? Since, you know, I can add more choices but can't edit existing options without getting rid of the entire poll, once put in place.
That would definitely do it for me!
 

Shadowdweller00

Adventurer
Making choices. Character build choices, tactical choices, moral dilemmas, sacrifices, all of it. I like imagining myself as someone else and/or in a different situation and making choices as I imagine I or that person would in that situation.
Does "Making meaningful choices" summarize your thoughts adequately? Since, you know, I can add more choices but can't edit existing options without getting rid of the entire poll, once put in place.
 

gamerprinter

Mapper/Publisher
I picked "other", as I only run games and don't play, and all the other options are player options - I have no player options as the DM, as I never play DMPCs. I played the first 20 years of my gaming, and have run games in the next 20 years. I've tried a one-off as a player a couple times since, but after running a dozen NPCs, monsters, adjudicating rules, while setting the scene and telling the story for so long, running one PC, I find to be incredibly boring for me, and I cannot do it anymore.
 
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Shadowdweller00

Adventurer
I picked "other", as I only run games and don't play, and all the other options are player options - I have no player options as the DM, as I never play DMPCs. I played the first 20 years of my gaming, and have run games in the next 20 years. I've tried a one-off as a player a couple times since, but after running a dozen NPCs, monsters, adjudicating rules, while setting the scene and telling the story for so long, running one PC, I find to be incredibly boring for me, and I cannot do it anymore.
Yeah, I tried to include a couple DM-appropriate options, but...I've got to admit that my inspiration for creating the poll is because I'm going to running an open-table homebrew game at my FLGS. And I kinda wanted to get a sense of what to focus on for the adventures I'm writing. Seeing as how the ENWORLD community and random players who may show up at my FLGS will have totally identical tastes and all :)
 





TerraDave

5ever, or until 2024
As a DM, I quite enjoy giving other people a playground to use their imagination and feel the rush of excitement from a well-fought battle.

Sometimes a game ends with high-fives.
Making choices. Character build choices, tactical choices, moral dilemmas, sacrifices, all of it. I like imagining myself as someone else and/or in a different situation and making choices as I imagine I or that person would in that situation.

As a player, a few of the above (though I do lean towards exploration and puzzle solving).

As a DM, its less about my creations and more about adjudicating situations....of exploration and puzzle solving, and other things. A playground of choices could be another way to say it.
 


aco175

Legend
At this time in my life, it is mostly hanging out with my friends and family. Rolling dice and killing monsters is fun as well as overcoming traps and other obstacles on way to kill monsters, but mostly hanging out since I still get to play with both my father and my son.
 

Corinnguard

Adventurer
I chose being someone else for a while ( a Dragonborn Fighter), hanging out with my friends virtually on the Discord and VTT ( the members of my group live in Ohio and Texas, I am from Michigan), and dealing with zany/comical situations (my party has a Wild Magic Sorcerer, a Teleporter, a Bladesinger Wizard, a Bard and me, the sole fighter in the group. :p ) Thanks to the Wild Magic Sorcerer and a DM who wrote up his own Wild Magic Surge table for the sorcerer, my party has had some really amusing moments. :p
 

payn

Legend
Creating compelling characters and leading them through a story were my primary focus for this. If its just a tactical dungeon romp, I will not be interested. YMMV.
 


DEFCON 1

Legend
Supporter
Drama
Being part of a compelling story
Interacting with other pretend people

Basically long-form improvisation from the comfort of my own chair.
 


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