Years and years ago, when I first got into RPGs, I had a group that all got into things at the same time. I was, for the greater part, the catalyst for bringing new games to the group, but they were all generally happy to play whatever. Although I got into RPGs by playing AD&D, many of the group that I sold roleplaying to were first introduced to Shadowrun (Second Edition in case you are curious) and we even tried out GURPs after I found a copy on close out at my local comic book / game store for like five bucks (the book was so thick that I couldn’t help but buy it). I played with the same web of players pretty much throughout college, trying out a bunch of different games along the way. Still, after college I moved away to a bigger city and somehow ended up more isolated. For the first year or so I still went back to my home city and gamed with my group (several of the other people I had gamed with had gone away to other colleges, but I still had a group back in my home city, even if it was mostly not the same). So, I’m wondering: How many people still play with the same group? Since I moved to a bigger city and got older, I’ve found that the predominant way I see people play games is just with ad hoc groups drawn from the internet or local gaming scene, usually playing in public places. So, have you managed to keep your gaming group together? Have you tried out G+ or Skype for gaming to do it? Or have you turned to PbP or some other method for your gaming? Do you just form a new group or go to local gaming community when you move to a new town? I’d be interested in hearing your stories in the comments. If you’re done checking out this post, why not check out the Related Posts below, the Recent Posts in the sidebar, or go to a random post on Futile Position.
Posted in: RPGs– September 4, 2012