Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Best D&D Groups

The best groups I've played in are where people are the most selfless.  Not towards the world, or in terms of alignment, but in terms of others' fun.  Good groups are where players and DM try to maximize their own fun while trying to minimize taking away from other party members fun.  The best groups try to maximize everyone's fun first, and are usually rewarded in turn by others doing the same for them, and therefore never have to worry about their own fun.

3 comments:

  1. Well said.

    This is why I like playing with people who know each other - and may even be related. The out-of-game social contract seems to translate well to the one around the game table.

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  2. I played in one group where the PCs were not all friends and were sometimes even foes and it was fun. No one ruined someone else's plans by cheating and getting a character bumped off was generallys greated with a groan and a laugh. The players competted with each other but it was fun. Dungeon adventures were seldom the scenes of treachery such thins took place in our strongholds and town streets most of the time except for the rare occasion it was possible to negotiate with the locals. It was fun because we were all playing on the same level.

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  3. A good GM can set that environment up, but it takes great players to see it through. it's nice to know that a lot of people out there are as lucky as I am to have a bunch of great people to game with. Damn, but I love this hobby!

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