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Abby Clitburger - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 03:23:30 EST ID:cNusXWQI No.4862994
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So I mention in front of some friends I like dungeons and dragons.
They start to pester me all the time to teach them to play and dungeon master.
Eventually give in and write campaign, print character sheets, in short put in effort.

Talk about the upcoming game with friends for two weeks, every one is pumped.
Game night only one person shows up.
All the rest text hours after we were supposed to meet saying they can't make it.

I want to murder them.
DJ Skittlez - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 06:32:23 EST ID:9Lg9bQ/v No.4863015 Ignore Report Reply
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Find new friends, fam. Also /qq/.
Carl Seyfert - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 06:32:41 EST ID:ZoNRzXWT No.4863016 Ignore Report Reply
That's life. People get confused and demented about what year it is. Nowadays, we've moved beyond D&D, you shouldn't expect to play it. Now, that's not saying that nobody can, or that nobody. And that's not saying that it's with D&D that you should have particularly strong apprehensions of this sort. I'm sure there's plenty of people who get all fussy with those around them about them having a physical disc of some sort, just as an extra crude illustrative example.
Camper Martha - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 06:34:41 EST ID:jMLKnJo/ No.4863017 Ignore Report Reply
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yeah I love the concept of table-top games but finding a good group is impossble
this is why CRPGs are so prevelant
Carl Seyfert - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 06:48:33 EST ID:ZoNRzXWT No.4863022 Ignore Report Reply
No, CRPGs are prevelant because they stack together all the addacting entertainment elements, nowadays. They are not that much like pen and paper RPGs, you don't get together on occasionas to play them with friends like stuff from a ginormous selection of split-screen supporting titles. They simply make use of background material that otherwise might have been for pen and paper games.
Violet Churchgrab - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 07:43:21 EST ID:RKOZfxbo No.4863030 Ignore Report Reply
Get back on that horse and try again. Or try with a new group of friends plus that one guy. I run tabletop games out my own original game i'm planning on publishing on drivethru, some weeks I'll make plans but then one or more people say they cant make it and we reschedule. It really is uncool though that they text you hours after the fact, right. Bring it up to them calmly and say "if you don;t want to, just tell me and let's not beat around the bush. Otherwise, tell me beforehand if you can't make it for some reason. Saves us all alot of trouble". Something like that.
Vladamir Fistputin - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 08:22:05 EST ID:egOh+lnb No.4863034 Ignore Report Reply
You want to murder them??? Iā€™m gonna call the police!
Mike Brown - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:07:32 EST ID:JO53ZZRL No.4863041 Ignore Report Reply
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lets play here then, i dont know the rules but im a druid, i can summon gnats and make potions that turn the stomach inside out. ill roll a d20, what do i get?
Rokusaburo Michiba - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:26:48 EST ID:R9TB/QmX No.4863049 Ignore Report Reply
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>bar karaoke dude is chill but the bar doesn't want the really scary stuff
>can't sing my favorite glam horror band songs because they're too edgy
>realize I can choose songs they covered and sing them in their style
your own personal jesus will be stripped down to the bone
Rokusaburo Michiba - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 10:35:51 EST ID:R9TB/QmX No.4863081 Ignore Report Reply
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Companion Cube - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 11:16:33 EST ID:ovtsC5km No.4863093 Ignore Report Reply
Scheduling is the number one reason D&D campaigns fall apart. That's why jail games are so dope.
>months to years long campaigns
>play 4-6/7 days a weeks
>5 hour sessions, minimum
>everyone at the table is just as interesting as their character
>everybody shows up everyday because they can't do anything else
>everybody is super invested because they need the escape
>everything is borderline broken because nobody can 100% recall all of the rules

That game probably wouldn't have worked in a harder jail or one with a different setup but fuck was it fun while it lasted. After I got out, they kept my character on in the campaign as an /pol/ buzzword of the month and occasionally sent me in-character letters.
Margaret Burbidge - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:09:55 EST ID:54tedi5N No.4863115 Ignore Report Reply
Scheduling is the main reason. But a lot of the time it's not their life as much as it becomes a tertiary concern. If you have people who will treat it like a regular social commitment it does well, if they're regular and you have a set day then they do better. What kills campaigns is when people are willing to play but only if nothing else comes up. "Scheduling" killing a campaign usually means a significant number of the players refused to give it the same importance they'd give any other thing they arrange with friends.

Took me a few attempts to put together a campaign of people who could be arsed. I had one guy who is a great guy but he's just generally really good at double booking himself. I've been running the current one almost 3 years and I want to get them to 20 and finish it. They're just starting to get insanely strong now (L13, but they've been leveling fast because I gave them lots of magic and so I throw harder encounters at them).

I've found a few other reliable characters and might try to run something more west marches ie where we can all be players and DMs and where it doesn't fail as long as 3 players and a DM turn up and then run with it. I've got a format that's worked pretty well for it too. It isn't super conductive to epic narratives but it does allow for episodes, long running mini arcs and the general story of the town they belong to. Only drawback is that because it needs to be episodic there isn't as much room to wing it, derail, freeform and shit like that.

If I ever go to jail it'll be soft middle class jail I think so I'll remember. D&D for entertainment. Without having such a time constraint you'd have way more time to RP as well which must be fun.
Rose Tyler - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:40:05 EST ID:Z04EErKt No.4863132 Ignore Report Reply
I always wanted to get into d&d but i don't have any friends
Kamal Shalorus - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:30:33 EST ID:vKsPMEcq No.4863176 Ignore Report Reply
Ooooh, the dice says your murder attack failed.
Mike Brown - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:12:24 EST ID:JO53ZZRL No.4863201 Ignore Report Reply
can i try again? ill sacrifice my pet toad if itll help. who am i trying to murder anyway?
Rokusaburo Michiba - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 16:23:18 EST ID:R9TB/QmX No.4863206 Ignore Report Reply
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Murdering people and breaking shit for petty reasons is fucking childish
Debbie DuPree - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:22:27 EST ID:TihqqGWe No.4863217 Ignore Report Reply
You're trying to murder the people who wanted to play d&d but then didn't show up. Also you have to wait 3 turns before you can try to murder them again.
EugeneBungerwotch.xls - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:41:30 EST ID:2Hva0WHS No.4863218 Ignore Report Reply
you gotta roll for initiative first.
William de Sitter - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:00:25 EST ID:QlYHLOEK No.4863219 Ignore Report Reply
childish, but justified
Brian Bowles - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:16:57 EST ID:R0+1TdwI No.4863221 Ignore Report Reply
What's the theme of this gif? I'm at a loss.
Thorsday Cuntmuff - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 22:48:23 EST ID:SyJ41SU5 No.4863273 Ignore Report Reply
He obviously did since he showed up first. I think OPs problem is either having CHA as his dump stat or all his party members are of different alignment (chaotic social/chaotic lazy).

Best solution is still probably to kill them all and have a private tea party with their corpses though. Use them to intimidate your surviving friend into not rolling up his surviving character and going home.
deBlob - Tue, 11 Jun 2019 23:18:18 EST ID:SFUpFrgc No.4863275 Ignore Report Reply
In the game I'm currently playing in, we treat it as a regular social commitment, but we can schedule maybe one game a month. I've been worried about it becoming a tertiary concern as the other players spend so long in between sessions. It seems like that might become a reality, as our monk started bringing his new girlfriend to the games but she's never as invested as anyone else and they're both always bone tired. Seems like they're about to drop out which sucks since he started the group in the first place.

West Marches style games seem pretty cool but I don't know how to efficiently screen for thatguys and I don't have a large enough network to pull solid players from.

Also a word about jail games: you need to be willing to defend your shit. D&D in jail has acquired an unfortunate reputation as being the game of skinners and general weirdos. Kind of paints a target on your back for disrespect which you need to quash. The only reason our game lasted so long was because everybody had already cultivated a decent reputation before the game started and our fighter ran the dorm as well as the crips and hispanics. The RP is fucking fantastic though. Even if people are just playing as themselves, it's still fucking fascinating because they aren't just roleplaying the dickass thief - they ARE the dickass thief. And the players who do actively roleplay get amazingly into it. I think everybody except for the fighter was mostly playing for the roleplay in that game. Our DM was this awesome Irish dude who had been playing since the '70s and all of his characters were so distinct that I can still remember almost all of them.
Lightning - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 05:55:40 EST ID:cNusXWQI No.4863334 Ignore Report Reply
OP here.
So me and my gf and the one other person who showed up are gonna try and find a different person to fill the group.
I closed the group chat for the game we had and told the people who flaked how shit it was of them to do this.
I was really upset when I made my op, I was being dramatic. Sorry.

Here's hopping the next time works out.
Zero - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 06:05:30 EST ID:i+/IM0dL No.4863336 Ignore Report Reply
Good luck OP
Also check out local comic/game stores, alot of them host weekly tabletop games of some sort and usually make it fairly easy for new players ro join up. Im playing a bard/monk that crafts magical alcohol potions in 3.5 and having a blast, me and the barbarian do some crazy shit when he gets wasted, he killed an entire goblin town in a night due to a "Dr. Lotion's Critical Potion TM" which gave him crits for an hour but a week long hangover (-15 to every stat lol)
Scott D'Amore - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 06:06:47 EST ID:EKzOvNuw No.4863337 Ignore Report Reply
Casuals can't dnd. One time a group of friends I had wanted to suddenly just play one afternoon and got all enthusiastic but gave up after an hour of setup. Most character sheets werent even started. I've had infinitely better dnd and 40k experiences using vassal on PC with random on the internet.
Sexy Star - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 06:14:55 EST ID:ZoNRzXWT No.4863341 Ignore Report Reply
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Eliza Chiblingstock - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:06:37 EST ID:RKOZfxbo No.4863393 Ignore Report Reply
Why do you have this?
Ray - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:15:55 EST ID:9BM/9OmI No.4863396 Ignore Report Reply
It's what he masturbates to.
Nathan Barley - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:21:33 EST ID:sVlGi/lg No.4863397 Ignore Report Reply
I see Sarah Sander's audition tape for press secretary has leaked.
Jadzia Dax - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:13:34 EST ID:9Lg9bQ/v No.4863415 Ignore Report Reply
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I don't know man. I have good friends I see a few times a year. Most of them have pulled shit like what happened to OP and I have a few times, too, but we always apologize eventually. I think what keeps each other around is that none of us has a lot of friends. We're all weird and asocial in our own way. I should try to see them more often, though. Life is fucking short after all.

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