Can't decide if I want to DM anything this year...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jeffery st. clair, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. jeffery st. clair

    jeffery st. clair Troubadour

    ...or just be a full-time player (something I haven't done in several years).

    Last year, I missed registration and by the time I got online I only found a few games I felt like playing that fit around my DM schedule. Then I got sick at the Con and missed playing in most of those. I still ran four games but had to bail on a fifth, and only played in one game the whole Con.

    I'm still DMing the Lake Geneva Games AD&D game, and I DMed at Nexus in Milwaukee over the summer, but had a blast playing in Zeb Cook's game there. I guess I just miss playing (not that DMing sucks or anything).

    What do you guys think?
  2. Buttmonkey

    Buttmonkey Troubadour

    GaryCon is where I go to recharge my batteries by getting to play a lot. I'm the DM/GM/CK the rest of the year, so I understand where you are coming from. On the other hand, if you aren't there to run games in the 6:00 a.m. slots, who will get the convention going in the mornings?
  3. sir jon

    sir jon Spellbinder

    Ken, if you really, really just want to play, then do it! While I think GaryCon may be the lessor without your games, I completely understand the want for a year to just be a player. Plenty of time to decide.
  4. JediSoth

    JediSoth Troubadour

    I'm tempted to do the same thing in 2015. I'm trying to write a trilogy of novels (the first of which is in editing) and I'm concerned that I won't have time to pull together any good adventures to run. Plus, I never feel like I get to try out as many games as I want to.
  5. mark

    mark Spellbinder

    Except for the VIP games, there always seem to be plenty of options and lots of open gaming, plus the boardgaming options. I used to try and run tons of stuff then scaled it back to running two and playing the rest of the time. Maybe scale back to running a game or two if it is tough to totally play but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it if you wish to take a year and only play.
  6. francisca

    francisca Troubadour

    You deserve a break, Ken.

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