Bruiser419
 member, 25 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 13:36
How many campaigns are you in right now?
Just curious what the number of campaigns people play at once are?

I currently appear to have lost one, so I'm back to one and thinking of finding another one, but I'm curious if people only do a couple or a large number assuming a lot of lost games?

Thanks.
MelJill
 member, 57 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 14:00
How many campaigns are you in right now?
Probably a wide variety based on interests and matching available games.  I am running two, thinking about running two more (different genres), and play in two.

I also keep an eye on players wanted just in case I find another interest match, so I'm open to playing more.
donsr
 member, 2060 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 14:32
How many campaigns are you in right now?
i run 3 games..one is massive, the other  two, move  a bit  slower.

 I'm is one slower paced  game, but the GM there is  pretty regular

 2 more games  where the  Gems  are 'on the shelf' with RL

and one 'active' game that may as well be dead

 play in 4.. run  3.. and  three 'dead games" on my list.
praguepride
 member, 1694 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 15:02
How many campaigns are you in right now?
I am playing in 7 active games.
I have 4 "dead" games I am still monitoring out of hope. (To be fair, one of my now active games was dead for almost 2 years but looks like it is coming out of the ashes.
I also run 2 community groups and 9 games.
gorchek
 member, 42 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 15:30
How many campaigns are you in right now?
I'm in two active games, with about one or two gm post per week.
I'm running one game that's very active... despite having only two players.
For the dead games... I have half-a-dozen of those, at least half I'm sure will never return, but I couldn't bring myself to remove.
Isida KepTukari
 member, 363 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 16:38
How many campaigns are you in right now?
I'm running five.

And I'm in eleven.

One just died because the DM had an uptick in real life, and I have another that's questionable, as the DM hasn't logged in in three weeks, so I'm worried that one might die too.  :(
Starchaser
 member, 724 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 16:48
How many campaigns are you in right now?
Literally just returned after being off for almost a year.

Continuing or rebooting one that I own (depending on how may players are still around).

Co-gming another 2 (one of which I used to own), also kind of playing in the one I didn't own

Still kind of exist as co-GM in other 2 that I used to own but handed over to my co-gm when I left. Think they are both dead now though.

Sitting on 2 games that I own but parked (one I ressurected simply to pull a writing sample out of as an {unsuccessful} rtj to another game).

I was aiming to start again slowly :/
DaCuseFrog
 member, 110 posts
 SW Florida
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 17:24
How many campaigns are you in right now?
While in the past I have been in as many as a dozen campaigns at one time, I currently am in 5 active (with 3 non-active that I'm not ready to let go of yet still on my screen).  I also have 3 that I am running.
facemaker329
 member, 7252 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 17:46
How many campaigns are you in right now?
Currently in four, one of which I'm also running as the original GM had health issues and kinda dropped off the face of the virtual earth several years ago, after making me a co-GM.  One of them is extremely active, with multiple posts from multiple players daily, one is active and updated by the GM a couple of times a week, and the other two have been on pause for the past few weeks because of RL demands.
Yaztromo
 supporter, 388 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 21:11
How many campaigns are you in right now?
Currently playing five, running four.
MrKinister
 member, 84 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 21:16
How many campaigns are you in right now?
Interesting mix.

Currently running one, and playing in two moderately active ones and one slow one.
spectre
 member, 879 posts
 Myriad paths fell
 away from that moment....
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 21:45
How many campaigns are you in right now?
On a bit of a tangent, do people find it hard to follow the narratives in each game when you're in so many? I'm a player in one game and a GM in another. That seems to eat up most of my screen time. Not that it affects everyone the same but the group I'm in is having issues following my narrative despite there being several active posters.
donsr
 member, 2061 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 22:00
How many campaigns are you in right now?
 the games  i run are differant Gernes?.. the games i play  are mostly  Fantasy, so its easy to  'keep in charcter'.

 in my space game i have 1000s of NPCs  and they all are 'people" so i get plenty of practice., trying to keep up  with my PCs..The players are outstanding, a new person comes in and they get them right into the flow..makes it easy on me!
Yaztromo
 supporter, 389 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 23:08
How many campaigns are you in right now?
In reply to spectre (msg # 12):

If the pace of the game is good, I can keep track of it, but if it slows down I forget what was happening and I don't enjoy it anymore as I have to go back and read previous posts every time.
Greymist
 member, 3 posts
Tue 22 Sep 2020
at 23:16
How many campaigns are you in right now?
Playing in 8 games at the moment; 2 of which have slowed dramatically as the DM (same for both) has a lot on her plate at the moment.

I recently, finally removed 3 other games from my list that appear to have died off.

Also, I removed 1 that was likely someone gathering characters as it never got past the RTJ stage.

I don't have a problem with keeping the character demeanour in order (PC 1 is gregarious while PC 2 is grumpy, etc.) but what I have been finding difficult is the speech patterns that I was using. They end up all sounding similar!
facemaker329
 member, 7253 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 23 Sep 2020
at 06:35
How many campaigns are you in right now?
In reply to spectre (msg # 12):

I think it varies from person to person...but all of my games are very distinctly different from each other.  Three of them are sci-fi and one is fantasy...and of the three sci-fi games, one is Star Wars, one is Robotech, and one is an original sci-fi setting.  Two of my characters were very similar, but as the games have gone on, they've grown in very different directions.  That helps me keep them all straight.  Having a background in theater also helps, because I'm used to tracking different narratives...being in one show while rehearsing another while writing a third forces you to learn to compartmentalize and recall the stories you're working on.
evileeyore
 member, 388 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Wed 23 Sep 2020
at 14:24
Re: How many campaigns are you in right now?
Bruiser419:
Just curious what the number of campaigns people play at once are?

Currently?  One, but it's a West marches/Megadungeon and has ten parties doing their own things and I'm playing Characters in 6 of them.

I have been in other games in the past, up to 5 others at one time, but none of them managed to last more than 3 months.  The current game has lasted for seven years, I've been here in it for five of those years.



spectre:
On a bit of a tangent, do people find it hard to follow the narratives in each game when you're in so many

No.  No more so than following multiple tv shows or books or movies.  I do sometimes reread threads to brush up on details*, but the broad strokes are easy to follow.


Which in one way makes PbP (Play-by-Post) games superior to TT (TableTop) and RTT (Remote TabeTop) games.