More, More, More
8. How can we get more people playing?
Did nobody see the GenCon coverage from last week? It doesn’t seem like more is actually a problem at all.
The hobby has always been dying. Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia. Skating is not a crime.
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I founded the Indie Game Reading Club in 2010. I've written and developed RPGs since the mid-90s, now I mostly talk about playing them.
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God, that loop is sort of nauseating and fascinating.
My only attempt ever to get more people playing is to have kids and play with them.
What are those people playing?
And this is why I will never go to GenCon again.
Christopher Weeks That’s the DIY spirit this hobby needs!
This is just the Pathfinder 2e room
Mark Delsing 80% D&D I assume? Maybe 70%? I have no idea what the breakdown is.
How can we get more people playing games I like, which are not D&D is a completely different question. So is how can we get white dudes to be less shitty so we can have more diverse voices, which is infinitely more valuable, difficult and interesting than just more warm bodies and their wallets.
Also different, how can I find people to play with, which still plagues some people, especially if they like niche games.
Paul Beakley My initial reaction was that this is a swarm of people heading into the dealer hall to buy stuff, not people playing games.
Granted, it’s GenCon, so I’m sure a whole bunch of them played some games, many of which were likely RPGs.
Mostly I was being cheeky about getting people to play as opposed to just more consumerism.
I didn’t even read the post. The GIF is enough.
Mark Delsing that is the dealer hall, you’re correct
Just watching that gif gives me hella anxiety…
Hmm, I don’t know about everywhere, but our local Cleveland Tabletop RPG group is actively doing something about this. We are convincing DM’s to make their games public. We have a public set of D&D one shots once a month and we are launching a general course on GM’ing 101 that is system neutral. Additionally we offering a apprenticeship program for new DM’s. Anyone could do this, but it is quite a bit of work.
How do I get to feel mainstream or normal?
8. How can we get fewer people playing?
Jason Morningstar buy out the Pathfinder room and make it the Beastfucker room.
Paul Beakley then we’d just have more Wendy Gorman fans in the world, everybody wins.
Jason Morningstar more streaming so people spend more time watching and less time playing
MOAR Wendy Gorman fans!
I get there’s lots of people playing. Yet somehow I can never get a stable group going… And I’ve resorted to Roll20. Ok, so I’m not playing a popular version of D&D (I did offer 1974 OD&D, but only got one taker, ended up with 1978 RuneQuest).
Ok, I get it, trying to run a game in my evening (Pacific Time Zone) sucks since most of the US is in the Central and Eastern time zones…
But yea, overall, the hobby is certainly healthy.
Add to list… Apple is a always a quarter away from going out of business.