Started by AzaLiN, May 10, 2009, 07:10:34 AM
QuoteOver the last month, however, I've completely lost interest in running the campaign, and instead of playing 2-3 times a week, I've avoided hosting a game for 2 weeks I have to remedy this!
QuoteSo I guess my advice is to not try to subvert of fix 4th edition D&D that your group is enjoying; better to start new games or work on enjoying the game yourself.
QuoteDo some of the players that dropped out share your interest in proper narrative stuff?
QuoteMy suggestion would be to cut back the frequency of your 4e sessions, as well as the time you play per session.
QuoteThe thing with any edition of D&D is that it is not a game. It is best described as an engine.
Quotethe problem is, inspiration goes into this activity, but none comes out again. It's like a money pit.
QuoteOn the other hand, if you object to their use in certain situations, such as against mindless foes with which they have no history, then cut those out of your campaign!
QuoteI'm conscious that a lot of the details you mentioned so far sound more like sim than some of the joint narration, "dealing with issues" stuff that people might suggest.
QuoteYou can start by designing role-playing challenges around tactical objectives. The same player who balks at romance or political intrigue may well enjoy a few brief talking encounters if he sees clearly how they contribute to the battle.
QuoteConversely, role playing challenges can be designed to play out in the combat scenario. Objectives other than killing all the bad guys can be fun. Let the characters protect a prisoner, fight someone they cannot kill outright for political reasons, or even face a foe that should have been an ally.
QuoteWhat if a potential ally of the enemies could be persuaded to stay out of it.and, a different reply:For that latter point, why aren't you enjoying 4th edition?
Quote from: AzaLiN on May 11, 2009, 06:36:26 AMI fail, it will be Exalted (whitewolf), which I'm worried will a bit of a trap, DMing a simulationist game/setting that I know nothing about with veterans who know everything about it.
Quote from: AJ_Flowers on May 11, 2009, 12:46:50 PMQuote from: AzaLiN on May 11, 2009, 06:36:26 AMI fail, it will be Exalted (whitewolf), which I'm worried will a bit of a trap, DMing a simulationist game/setting that I know nothing about with veterans who know everything about it. You know, hopefully not off-topic, but it's funny because I just got into this conversation last night. I'm interested in running something for a few of my friends and they seem skeptical about indy, and are really in to Exalted. The problem is that I have played it just a few times, as opposed to people who are... really IN to Exalted. So I'm wondering how this would go.
QuoteThat being said, 4e might not be for you. You might consider trying out other games for a bit.