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[ERROR] No.38022410 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

How often do you game with strangers, /tg/?

I've only ever done played board games and RPGs with friends, or sometimes people they bring if they can vouch for them.

Sometimes I think about going to public events to widen my circle but then I see shit like pic related.

What are your policies in choosing a group of strangers?

Online stuff is right out, that's never been fun.

From what I can see on here, I'm in the minority.

>> No.38023131

Playing online is the worst compromise you can make.

You should never have to worry about someones internet connection or mic quality while playing a Pen and Paper game.

Plus you're just asking for your players to get distracted by shit.

>> No.38023188

Once. Then they turned into a steady dependable group that I've been playing with for three years via irc and we have even met up in person on various occasions when passing through each other's parts of the country.

>> No.38023214

Check your privilege, socialite scum

>> No.38023236

Miracles DO happen

>> No.38023354

Semi-regularly a few years ago when I joined the RPG Society at my uni. Every semester we'd swap around to try new groups and games

Since then I've done it once on Roll20 for a Deathwatch game that was one of the most painful social experiences I've had.

I don't know if I'd agree with that sentiment. My group regularly plays via Hangouts and it goes pretty well, occasionally there's a drop out but nothing serious - it's rarely any worse than someone zoning out at the table.

>> No.38023413

Most of the time I game with friends. I have two totally different experiences with strangers though.

The first was great, it was a gaming group at my college, the first day someone asked for DnD 4E players, and we met weekly. The DM was cool, and all the players were pretty cool. They ranged from the Face of the party who liked to actually RP, to the shy guy who liked just the combat parts but no one was strange or weird. I had a lot of fun with that group.

The other was at a different school and was basically a parody of /tg/ greentext threads. I found the group because the DM had posted a looking for players add on a announcement cork-board thing. The DM literally had on a duster and a fedora, and informed us we were going to be playing a modified 3E because "The writers had no idea what they were doing and he fixed it all" and we'd be playing in his custom setting which is "Like Westeros but not as pussy." Two of the guys there seemed okay and as befuddled as I was, the other two were enormous disgusting neck-beards. They spent most of the time talking about what they would do to the various girls walking around (we were meeting at an on campus food place) and when it came to characters one described how he only plays Chaotic Evil and has created a necromancer character who can attack infinitely so fellow party members watch out. The other was playing basically Fluttershy.

I never actually came back for that second games second session.

>> No.38023472


>The difference between 3aboos and 4rries

>> No.38023529

To be fair, the good DM of the first group also liked 3E, just 4E had only recently come out when I met them so he wanted to try it.

I suspect it was more a difference of people with social skills vs those that don't.

But 3E a shit

>> No.38023565

Once in person, a few times online. Once went beyond poorly, the others went pretty alright.

I'm 15 sessions in with a Magical Burst group and we haven't had any real issues, which is nice.

It's also the kind of game I prefer to be via text.

>> No.38026060

>Multiple peoples hygiene so bad you have to post to the group about it

My god. Is this like what an MtG convention is like?

>> No.38026334


>trans attention whores and no-hygiene neckbeards

They go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

>> No.38026450

That's more common than the shit that happens in OP's post, actually. The gamestores and public events tend to have more losers because everyone with a good head on their shoulders tends to be able to find the other cool people and get a home game going.

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