Well my gaming group has been on a hiatus for about four months now. The only gaming I do is DM a game at the teen club which is only once a month. All of us have different things going on in our lives, school, jobs, etc. We hope to get back into things during the summer. I’ve talked to everybody and they are all excited, and have missed doing this. Hopefully everything works out schedule-wise in order for us to get together.
Our group has gone through different stages with players and several games, going from in person to going online etc. When we first started there were 8 people (1 gm, and 7 players – varied in age) and we played Dungeon World. During one summer, the four older players of the group decided to get together and play D&D 3.5 (consisting of my brother, 2 other players, and myself) My brother was the DM and he ran his own campaign. We really enjoyed playing that D&D game, but it wasn’t just because of the game. Don’t get us wrong we liked playing with our other members, but we could do more now that there was less players and it was better with it being all older kids.
Our group turned into 5 members (1 GM, 4 players, the older players). No we didn’t kick the others out, we wouldn’t do that. The others just had other things come up and didn’t show up again. which in a way is good cause we all like a smaller group. In the beginning we got together every other week to play (twice a moth) on Saturdays. Then the Library RPG Club started up and they hosted that on Saturdays. Sticking with the every other week idea we had rpg club then we had our personal group. Which actually meant our group was gaming once a month.
Then one of our members moved to a different state, so wanting to still include her we went digital. We all got G+ and roll 20 which was a new thing we had to learn. Along with that we moved on to a new gaming system, Castles and Crusades. The campaign we played was Drow Wars. We didn’t get far in it, probably five sessions or so. Afterwards our GM started getting busy with different things, job/projects etc, so he’s focusing on that. Us player were like “well what should we do now” then we were like, “hey what about that D&D game we played back in summer”
My brother took out his notes he had made and put on the DM hat again. Us players got out our character sheets and got re-familiarized with the game. We have had several sessions and are now level 4 (level 5 or 6 for one player). One more session and we will be finished with My brothers campaign. This will be the first time, we have never finished a game before. After he is done I will be taking the reins of DM and he will get to participate as a player.
I am very excited to become the DM, as I need the practice, so I can become stronger. I will be making my own campaign as well and I hope the players will enjoy it. I’ve got lot’s of cool ideas and things that the characters can do. Creating this new world has been a very fun process to make, many places and stories to be revealed. And of course if our regular GM decides to run again that is totally fine with us. He is a wonderful GM and would love to have him back, but as of now we are content with our D&D game.
Let me know how your groups have changed over the years. What different games have you played? Is your group an in person game or online? What things have you had to deal with? Do you have the same GM or a new one? Do you play in multiple games? Share your stories with me.