icosahedron152
 member, 703 posts
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 12:14
How many games do you participate in?
I'm currently GMing or Co-GMing 4 active games, playing in 3 active and 2 inactive games, and lurking in 6 others. (The lurking is unusually high just now because I'm mining a few games for ideas).

I also have a 'pipeline' of games I plan to run once the current ones come to an end.

With my current RL commitments, and my game design activities running in parallel, that's as much as (probably more than) I can handle.

But of course I want to play more. Hardly a day goes by when I don't think of a game I'd like to run, or see an ad for a game I'd like to join, or stumble across a concept I'd like to observe, and on each occasion I wish I had more spare time to devote to recreation rather than work.

It's perfectly normal. :)
SunRuanEr
 member, 40 posts
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 16:13
How many games do you participate in?
I'm actually at a low point, where I'm only playing in five... but that feels good. I had been up over 16 at one point last year, and the quality control definitely went out the window, and things started to feel more like a chore than fun.

I like five. Five is good for me.
Eggy
 member, 757 posts
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 16:19
How many games do you participate in?
I own three dead games and Co-GM one live game. I'm playing in two active games. I'm lurking in three active games and three dead games. I have characters in five dead games. I go back and re-read the silent games every so often.
Gaffer
 member, 1420 posts
 Ocoee FL
 40 yrs of RPGs
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 17:57
How many games do you participate in?
Playing 6 and running 3 plus one on hiatus.
Nerwen
 member, 1868 posts
 seek to understand before
 you seek to be understood
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 18:50
How many games do you participate in?
I can really only run one at a time, but have played and/or co-GMed in up to 8 others at the same time before. At the moment, just running one and playing in one, both of them slow.

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lensman
 member, 162 posts
 Crestline, CA, -8 GMT
Tue 27 Dec 2016
at 19:08
How many games do you participate in?
I run one game, have ideas for one other campaign, its on the back burner until I can recruit five good players, I have created characters for five games as Player, one of which has stalled due to Holidays, one is limping along due to a number of factors.

My system of choice is, while having dedicated and highly skilled role players, is not widely used.

I have come to the realization, I can only run one campaign at a time.
facemaker329
 member, 6875 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 04:04
How many games do you participate in?
I run one game...which was never my intention, but after three co-GMs utterly dropped the ball each time the GM needed to take time away from the game, I offered to take the job (I'd been part of the game from its inception).  The GM's been gone for a few years, but I promised I'd see it through to the end, so...I limp along as best I can.  *grin*

I'm in three games...one is very active and usually has multiple posts per day, one typically has multiple posts per week, and one is very casual and usually ends up updating once every other week.  There are two other games that I have characters in, but nothing has been posted in either of them in months, and there was another game I was in that ran in fits and starts, but it's actually run its course.

So, at one point, I was running one, playing in six...only rarely were they all active at the same time, but when they were, it was a LOT to stay on top of.  With the three I'm in now that are running, plus the one I run, I'm tempted to look for another game or two...but remembering how chaotic it was when they were all active at the same time keeps me from doing it.

How many is too many?  That's a personal thing...how much computer access do you have?  How much leisure time do you have?  How adept are you at juggling multiple lines of thought?  It's unlikely that any two people have identical answers to those questions, so there's not really a formula for it.  On top of that, different types of games require different levels of attention.  Three games that update once a week demand less focus than a single game that updates daily.  So, really, you're the only one who can decide whether you have too many games or room for one more.
wyrmpuff
 member, 115 posts
 I need a name change.
 I want more games.
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 10:47
How many games do you participate in?
Huh. Seems it's not just me. ^_^
Wyrm
 member, 626 posts
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 12:04
How many games do you participate in?
Not enough. In one game now, but had a spell where I could only handle one game, intermittently. And That was not even close to enough.
Flint_A
 member, 575 posts
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 12:53
How many games do you participate in?
I am in 0 games on here. I only follow the Community Chat and Game Systems boards. I tried participating in a few games, but none lasted very long.

Face-to-face, I started this semester with 5 games. At the moment, I have 1.5 games. (One game is de facto dead but we haven't pronounced it yet, so I'm counting it as half.) It'll probably pick up when the next semester starts though.
Dgorjones
 member, 20 posts
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 14:05
How many games do you participate in?
I'm running one game and that's all I can manage.  With six players, combat takes 30-60 minutes to adjudicate per combat round.  I'm also lurking in one game because I'm curious about the game system.  I'm not playing in anything on RPoL.

In addition to RPoL, I run a face to face game regularly (roughly every 2 weeks).
andreamus
 member, 3 posts
 Gaming for 17 years!
 d20, WoD, and many more!
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 14:21
How many games do you participate in?
Well let's see... on here I'm in 10 games that are active, and another 4 that are on stand by, which may or may not come back.  IRL, I run one weekly game, and I play in 2 LARPs that meet monthly.
Ameena
 member, 157 posts
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 15:20
How many games do you participate in?
I'm currently running one game (and have no desire to run any more than that at once - I'm not exactly what you'd call "experienced" when it comes to GMing ;)), and technically playing in several, but most are basically dead, where there's been no posts for months so I removed them from my list. However, I am in two games that are still active and a third whose GM has had to take some time out but will hopefully be back some time early next year so we can restart (it didn't go anywhere before so we're gonna try again, I think - I'm certainly looking forward to having another go at playing the character I made for that one, anyway).
The GM for one of the active games is also a player in both my game and the other active game. A third person is a player in all three of those (my game only has two players) :D.
Lord_Johnny
 member, 181 posts
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 15:30
How many games do you participate in?
I have 6 that I am playing in, and I am gearing up to do a PathfinderGestalt version of Birthright.
Bornite
 member, 25 posts
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 15:50
How many games do you participate in?
Currently playing in just two games here, but that will probably be down to one soon (expecting my character to bite the bullet).
Der Rot Konig
 member, 48 posts
 Educated Pirate
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 16:06
How many games do you participate in?
Playing in 9, at least that are still active (GM vanished from 2 or 3 others) and running 2.  Working on a 3rd to run, whenever I can find the time to finish writing it lol
icosahedron152
 member, 704 posts
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 17:13
Re: How many games do you participate in?
Dgorjones:
With six players, combat takes 30-60 minutes to adjudicate per combat round.

Wow, I'm not surprised you're looking into an alternative system! That's way too labour intensive to be fun. I hope for a maximum of 1 minute per character per round.

Honestly, with the right system you can have 90% of the fun for 10% of the effort.

...And enjoy a lot more games in your available time.
Dgorjones
 member, 21 posts
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 22:07
Re: How many games do you participate in?
icosahedron152:
Dgorjones:
With six players, combat takes 30-60 minutes to adjudicate per combat round.

Wow, I'm not surprised you're looking into an alternative system! That's way too labour intensive to be fun. I hope for a maximum of 1 minute per character per round.

Honestly, with the right system you can have 90% of the fun for 10% of the effort.

...And enjoy a lot more games in your available time.

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.

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Durandal_1707
 member, 5 posts
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 23:04
Re: How many games do you participate in?
I'm a player in four games, though one is on hold. I GM one game, and am looking at starting up a second.
wyrmpuff
 member, 118 posts
 I need a name change.
 I want more games.
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 23:11
Re: How many games do you participate in?
I do so wish I could run tabletop games, and I did before, but I am constrained by physical distance since I moved.
aguy777
 member, 162 posts
 Join Date:
 Fri, 29 Nov, 2013
Thu 29 Dec 2016
at 02:35
Re: How many games do you participate in?
I run two games, and play in two. One of the games I run has 50-60 players in it; hence why I'm not running eight games like I used to.
willvr
 member, 1012 posts
Thu 29 Dec 2016
at 09:26
Re: How many games do you participate in?
I run 5, play 9; some of those 9 though are either relatively slow-moving, or just relaunching after a hiatus. I run  a game IRL; but it always -has- to be DnD; and I never get to play. Even here, I only play in one 3.5 DnD; no Pathfinder or 5th which I'd like to; but get to play in a lot of systems I know there's no way I could ever convince my group here to play.
Grimmond
 member, 439 posts
 Antler-care by LIV THATCH
 "RALPH" The Wonder Llama
Fri 30 Dec 2016
at 15:37
How many games do you participate in?
Playing in six ... one is finished, one IS dead (waiting for it to go away) and another might be dead before it started ... but who knows.

Running six ... three active and three (ON HOLD)
bigbadron
 moderator, 15240 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 30 Dec 2016
at 16:10
How many games do you participate in?
Running four, with another four in S-L-O-W development.

Technically playing in two, but since neither has had a GM post in more than a year...

Used to play in more, but they died.  But even back then I GMd more than I played.
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.