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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:01 pm 
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Our Scales of War campaign currently has 1 dm and 5 players. We play every Monday, which I am about to leave for. :)


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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:01 am 
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Our gaming group consists of:

2 DM's (who trade off playing and/or even co-DM)
6 players

Ususally we get 6-7 people who can show for a specific session.

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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:47 am 
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"Currently" we are a GM (myself) and two players. I put that in quotes, because we're actually on a bit of hiatus. Earlier in the month I finished up a home-brewed adventure that incorporated Temple of the Dragon Cult... been meaning to do a little summary of how that part went, but so far I haven't gotten past the first sentence...

I'm amused that the fellow that started this thread hasn't posted anything since 2004, yet the thread keeps on chugging on....

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General Yoros, Warrior, Str 13, Agl 8 (10), Stm 17, Per 13, Int 11, Lck 8; Law, HP 39, AC 17, R+2, F+4, W+2, band/shld, warhammer, longsword, longbow, pitchfork

Han Dee, (Weaver) Neutral Thief, Str 10, Agi 13, Stm 11, Per 11, Int 15, Lck 14, AC 13 (Leather), HP 25, Luck Die d6, Backstab 3, Sneak Silently 10, Hide In Shadows 9, Pick Pocket 10, Climb Sheer 10, Pick Lock 9, Find Trap 9, Disable Trap 9, Forge Doc 10, Disguise 3, Read Lang 5, Handle Poison 3, Cast Scroll d14+2, birth augur (Born under the loom) +1 to all skill checks (including thief skills), Banepicks (auto pick lock/disable trap, but lose 1d3 random ability loss, if a 3 then 1 pt is perm)


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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:11 am 
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In my group, I'm the DM and I've got seven players. This is our third year playing together, and after this year most of the players graduate college, so we'll probably all migrate elsewhere. We've done two long campaigns, pretty in-depth, running the PCs up into epic levels. Good times.

Oh, and this is my first post here on Goodman boards. Hi!

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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:27 am 
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Sorry to hear the game might break up (my group went through the same trials for the same reasons), but welcome Ninja Dancer!

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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:45 am 
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Thanks, Harley! Well, it can't be helped about people moving on. I've migrated through a lot of good groups over the years. There's always new people to meet and slay monsters with. Or backstab, or whatever.

Also our group is all women. I hear that's something of an oddity. ;) We had a token boyfriend for a while, but he kept going off to play WOW and eventually dropped out.

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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:55 am 
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My main group is getting thinner and thinner. The economic situation has made people less available for gaming (taking second jobs, wife taking a job, doing Ot, etc.). My 4E Castle Whiterock campaing is at hold, just when they had found the pasage to the 3rd level, and after having dealt with some issues in town (a certain noble daughter that had been kidnapped...).

So I play a lot less now, and almost no D&D (I still play Dark Heresy, Rifts and Battlestations!).

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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:41 pm 
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My group has broken up. :cry: Between work, church and a rocky marriage three out of the five members of my group have left. We agreed to take a long break, but I don't feel like we will be getting back togeather. The only group I play with now is an online 3.5 D&D group who meets on Fridays. We have five members as well and it's fun, but not as good as playing in person. There is just something about sitting around the table laughing with friends that you can't quite get online.

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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:57 am 
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Yikes. Sorry to hear that happened. Hope you can find a new group soon.

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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:55 am 
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DCCfan wrote:
My group has broken up....


I've known new groups to rise from the ashes of disbanded groups -- one person gets the itch and calls another who he thinks still wants to play usually gets the ball rolling.... Hope springs eternal (or Hope Springs, Australia. I forget which it is...).

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Playing RPGs since 1977 • Quasi-occasional member of the Legion of 8th-Level Fighters - Holds the power to play gnomes at will!

Here Be DCC Monsters...

General Yoros, Warrior, Str 13, Agl 8 (10), Stm 17, Per 13, Int 11, Lck 8; Law, HP 39, AC 17, R+2, F+4, W+2, band/shld, warhammer, longsword, longbow, pitchfork

Han Dee, (Weaver) Neutral Thief, Str 10, Agi 13, Stm 11, Per 11, Int 15, Lck 14, AC 13 (Leather), HP 25, Luck Die d6, Backstab 3, Sneak Silently 10, Hide In Shadows 9, Pick Pocket 10, Climb Sheer 10, Pick Lock 9, Find Trap 9, Disable Trap 9, Forge Doc 10, Disguise 3, Read Lang 5, Handle Poison 3, Cast Scroll d14+2, birth augur (Born under the loom) +1 to all skill checks (including thief skills), Banepicks (auto pick lock/disable trap, but lose 1d3 random ability loss, if a 3 then 1 pt is perm)


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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 3:14 pm 
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I have stopped gaming for now. My group has completely dissolved. I've been playing a ton on the Xbox 360 instead.

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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:50 pm 
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I think that the "best" group size is 3-4 players. This gives a variety of classes but not so many players that people have to wait too long before their turn.

One-on-one player to GM can be fun, but it can also be frustrating if that player gets stuck for ideas or if he needs an ability that his class doesn't allow. When I do one-on-one I tend to allow more levels and allow mulit-class options.

My current group is typically 6 players (7 sometimes) and I feel like this is kind of large and some players tend to lose focus.

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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:09 pm 
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My group is normally myself and three others. I do, on occasion, have one-on-one sessions which I love.


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 Post subject: Re: How big is your group?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:17 pm 
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I always liked larger groups of 5 or 6 players. That way when someone was absent we could still play with little effect on the game. Even if only half the group could make it we were still able play.

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