StarMaster
 member, 244 posts
Fri 30 Dec 2016
at 19:18
How many games do you participate in?
I'm currently running 22 games, though some of them are very slow going, while others have multiple games within them (so that's another 12 games...).

I sort of play in 8; all but 1 of them are temporarily inactive.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:20, Fri 30 Dec 2016.

KingHenryBlack
 member, 3 posts
Fri 10 Feb 2017
at 05:33
How many games do you participate in?
Currently I'm:

 - Playing in 2 games
 - Applying for another 4 more
 - And working on GMing a game in the next 4-6 weeks.

   (I've been out of gaming for just over 5 years, I'm trying to catch up)
wyrmpuff
 member, 151 posts
 I need a name change.
 I want more games.
Fri 10 Feb 2017
at 09:54
How many games do you participate in?
I actually started another game, but merged the existing two games into one, so still running two. The games I play in actually went down since a couple of them folded.

Now I am wondering if I should run another game to fill in the void.
horus
 member, 57 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Fri 10 Feb 2017
at 13:30
How many games do you participate in?
I run two games that are just now getting off the ground, and don't play in any yet.
Quasar_42
 member, 10 posts
Fri 10 Feb 2017
at 14:09
How many games do you participate in?
I've gotten 1 game off the ground, am attempting to start a second one, and have ideas for a few more. I play in 4-6 (depending on how many of them are dead).
Nerwen
 member, 1869 posts
 seek to understand before
 you seek to be understood
Fri 10 Feb 2017
at 14:53
Re: How many games do you participate in?
Dgorjones:
Part of it is my fault.  I do all dice rolls.  I think it provides for a more immersive experience for the players and also avoids the hassle of players using the wrong modifiers and me having to wait for them to reroll.  It takes a lot of time to build a combat update since I need to roll for initiative (I do group initiative -- individual would just kill me), then go through each PC and monster in order jumping back and forth between the dice roller and the scratch pad.  It goes way, way faster in over the table play.

If you have physical dice, it goes much faster to just use those instead of the rpol roller. Since you're the GM, do you really need to keep track of what the rolls were?

Also, at least in offline games, I've found that players tend to stay more engaged if they roll their own dice. I guess it might not apply the same way to online games...
Ameena
 member, 159 posts
Fri 10 Feb 2017
at 16:25
Re: How many games do you participate in?
I have people use physical dice in my game, because I'd rather use actual dice than an automated roller (no computer-controlled RNG is truly random, after all). I think I get more satisfaction out of using real dice, too, and I trust my players to be honest :). After all, if we were at tabletop I wouldn't constantly be trying to lean forward and see what they rolled - I would expect them to just apply any bonuses and penalties and just give me the total (and let me know if they critted/botched).
That said, since I run combat via people giving me rough instructions via PM and then me typing out a single post with everyone's actions for the round, I do perform all those rolls myself. But that's just because combat would take ages otherwise. At least I only have two players to worry about :D.
byzantinex
 member, 62 posts
Fri 10 Feb 2017
at 17:44
Re: How many games do you participate in?
Running 4, playing in 2, about to be playing in 3.
cptcthulhu
 member, 194 posts
 Nuke em till they glow
 Shoot them in the dark.
Fri 10 Feb 2017
at 20:40
Re: How many games do you participate in?
Playing in 12 active, 5 semi-active. Too much time on my hands. Finally dropped all my games with a GM-who-shall-remain-nameless.
Darbbackwards
 member, 185 posts
 My name is Brad, which is
 darb spelled backwards
Fri 10 Feb 2017
at 20:58
Re: How many games do you participate in?
Playing in 1 slow, but active game, 2 games I am just waiting for the current players to find my PC so I can join their teams, 2 games that seem to be on indefinite hiatus, and finally 1 game I will be DMing soon. I'm still working with two of my players to finish up their character sheets. Luckily, I know everyone in RL, so it's easy enough to prod them along:)
Raffles
 member, 851 posts
 Nothing cryptic
 just living.
Tue 14 Feb 2017
at 18:26
Re: How many games do you participate in?
bigbadron:
Running four, with another four in S-L-O-W development.


I'm in Ron's four.  I run another one on another website (very slow), and have a character sitting in one that has been quiet for a looooong time.

I used to be in a dozen at a time, but life came along.  ^_^

This message was last edited by the user at 18:27, Tue 14 Feb.

bigbadron
 moderator, 15276 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Tue 14 Feb 2017
at 18:46
Re: How many games do you participate in?
Raffles:
I'm in Ron's four.

That's what you think...  Muwahahahahahahaaaa!!!!
Raffles
 member, 852 posts
 Nothing cryptic
 just living.
Tue 14 Feb 2017
at 18:51
Re: How many games do you participate in?
...I'm in Ron's five.
GammaBear
 member, 740 posts
 Gaymer
Tue 14 Feb 2017
at 19:30
Re: How many games do you participate in?
I'm currently running 4, about to start a 5th. I play in 3 and in one of those I have 6 characters.
LucidWarrior
 member, 43 posts
Wed 15 Feb 2017
at 16:19
Re: How many games do you participate in?
running one I got off the ground (my first!), playing in a slow one. unless you count the tales community, then im in another rp over there.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15277 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 15 Feb 2017
at 19:18
Re: How many games do you participate in?
In reply to Raffles (msg # 40):

Eh?  I don't have five games.
Raffles
 member, 853 posts
 Nothing cryptic
 just living.
Wed 15 Feb 2017
at 19:26
Re: How many games do you participate in?
Then I'm in your four currently active ones.  ^_^  Unless a character is about to get themselves dead, in which case...well...
KingHenryBlack
 member, 5 posts
Sat 18 Feb 2017
at 22:31
Re: How many games do you participate in?
Last I looked, I'm playing in four games...applying to a couple more, and looking to GM one in a few weeks. And I've only been here like 2 - 3 weeks or so.

Wish I'd known about something like this earlier.
Brianna
 member, 2111 posts
Sun 19 Feb 2017
at 00:44
Re: How many games do you participate in?
In reply to KingHenryBlack (msg # 45):

Watch you don't get yourself overloaded!  It can be hard to tell how much time and effort a game will take till you play it a bit, but GMing definitely takes more, at least if you are going to do a decent job.
KingHenryBlack
 member, 6 posts
Sun 19 Feb 2017
at 04:33
Re: How many games do you participate in?
In reply to Brianna (msg # 46):

I believe that I can handle 4-5 games - most of them post 2 or 3 times a week, so keeping up isn't a problem.

With the GMing part, I know the system like the back of my hand, only troubles have been trying to figure out what RPol is all about. Once I have that down, things *should* go smoothly.

Thanks for the advice, much obliged.

:)
Brianna
 member, 2112 posts
Sun 19 Feb 2017
at 22:55
Re: How many games do you participate in?
In reply to KingHenryBlack (msg # 47):

If you've never played by post before, you may still be crowding yourself.  But have fun!
Sir Swindle
 member, 150 posts
Mon 20 Feb 2017
at 13:44
Re: How many games do you participate in?
Too damn many, spread across 3 sites.

I have started to multi task. I've actually posted to RPOL while waiting for my combat turn in my IRL game.
adrasteia1
 member, 1458 posts
 Even a small star
 shines in the darkness
Mon 20 Feb 2017
at 18:04
Re: How many games do you participate in?
Just 1 active game on here. I have 8 off-site (2 group games, 6 solos). Those are playing in and not GMing, although I was co-GMing one of them (a Firefly game).
facemaker329
 member, 6888 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Mon 20 Feb 2017
at 18:16
Re: How many games do you participate in?
In reply to KingHenryBlack (msg # 47):

Most of the time, I could actually handle more games than I do now.  In a normal week, there's only one game I'm in where I'm not generally waiting for someone to post.  However...I've learned the hard way that sometimes, all my games will have flurries of activity at the same time...and it's also usually during a stretch of time where RL demands on my time mean I've got lee-than-usual amounts of time to post.

'How many is too many' can only be answered by the individual player...but it doesn't hurt to ask yourself, If all these games go really active at the same time, can I keep up?  If you can't give an unequivocal 'yes' response to that, you may want to look at jusy how you've committed yourself.  And if can answer yes, more power to you.  *grin*
KingHenryBlack
 member, 7 posts
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 04:50
Re: How many games do you participate in?
facemaker329:
In reply to KingHenryBlack (msg # 47):

Most of the time, I could actually handle more games than I do now.  In a normal week, there's only one game I'm in where I'm not generally waiting for someone to post.  However...I've learned the hard way that sometimes, all my games will have flurries of activity at the same time...and it's also usually during a stretch of time where RL demands on my time mean I've got lee-than-usual amounts of time to post.

'How many is too many' can only be answered by the individual player...but it doesn't hurt to ask yourself, If all these games go really active at the same time, can I keep up?  If you can't give an unequivocal 'yes' response to that, you may want to look at just how you've committed yourself.  And if can answer yes, more power to you.  *grin*



An interesting point - thankfully the 4 games I'm in haven't had terribly much in the way of posting 'frenzy' at the moment. (Suppose that's a blessing  for the moment) I'm usually on 2-3 times a day, so I can nip any particular sprouts in the bud.  If it all goes haywire, I'll have to prioritise, to be sure. Thankfully, most games give you a couple of days to read over things and comment. I *should* be fine, but I guess I'll know when the 'rubber hits the road."

I'm also specifically holding back on the Game I want to run to see if just such a thing happens, and how I can handle it before committing to running anything.  "Be prepared" is more than a Boy Scout motto for me.