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Has anybody ever had to ask a player or player(s) to leave their campaign?
My Star Wars group has 8 players, which is a lot. We have that many so that we can play on a regular basis. My rule is that as long as I have 4 players, we’ll play. But if we can’t get 4 players out of 8, then it’s not worth getting together. Two of my players haven’t been able to make it in 3-4 months, so I asked if it was okay to give their seats to someone else. They didn’t take it personally fortunately, understanding that the haven’t really been a part of it, but they really enjoy playing with us and asked if they could still come sometime if their schedules changed or had a day free when we were playing.
They’re good friends and I like hanging out with them, but it’s hard to constantly side-line characters whose players aren’t around. Anybody have thoughts/suggestions for dealing with this?
Noble: Oh my gosh! I can attack twice now!
Soldier: Great! Double the irrelevancy!
Just be glad you’re not playing Star Wars. There you’ve got to shell out 100,000 credits for some bacta.
So I’m freaking out because the Star Wars d20 RCR campaign I run probably has about 2-3 sessions left in it until we’re done. The campaign started just after “Empire Strikes Back” and has been building up to the Battle of Endor. Basically, the campaign has been my explanation for Mon Mothma’s statement in Return of the Jedi just before the assault on the Death Star “Many Bothans died to bring us this information.”
Star Wars d20 (Revised Core Rules) is my first and longest love. It’s what I’m GMing right now and I always use to turn new people onto tabletop roleplaying.
How tonight’s DnD session started:
How tonight’s DnD session ended:
#the evil dm in me is laughing on the inside #screw it I’m laughing on the outside too #i was this close to a total party kill
…or some GMs.
In light of last night’s game, this seems incredibly relevant.
(They have forty days to stop a continent-specific apocalypse.)
My players have 3 and a half weeks to keep a planet from blowing up. I’ve got a Google calendar for the campaign and every time we get together I point to the date and remind them how far away they are from total Imperial domination.
(Just because “Return of the Jedi” ended one way, does not mean my campaign will end well.)
So my mum is convinced that D&D is satanic, which sucks because I really want to start playing and it’s basically the only foreseeable way that I’ll have friends next year. And it’ll be hard to explain that it’s not evil, it’s just fantasy, because in her mind it’s one and the same. That’s also why I didn’t read Harry Potter as a kid, my mum thinks it’s evil.
Yeah, my mum is that Overbearing Christian Mom stereotype. Don’t get me wrong, I love my mum and I even get why she’s like that, I just wish she was a little more open-minded about these sort of things.
Anyone out there have some advice on how to show her that I’m not selling my soul? It would really help me out :D
I had a hard time getting my parents comfortable with the idea I was playing roleplaying games. They had been told all the same things and heard all the horror stories about occult activity and the like. However, there were several things that helped alleviate their concerns when I started playing:
If your mom is really worried about “Dungeons and Dragons,” I would highly recommend starting with a setting that is already familiar to her. So long as she isn’t outright opposed to ALL science fiction/fantasy, you should be able to find something that doesn’t have the baggage of D&D’s name: Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, etc. There’s all kinds of systems revolving around comic book superheroes, both Marvel & DC has licensed “official” games in the past, although “Mutants and Mastermind” probably has the biggest following right now.
Once you play these for a while and your mom sees you haven’t painted your room black and sacrificed the family cat, it’s usually a pretty small step to something like D&D.