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Old 05-16-2020, 09:17 PM
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With all due respect, Hugga, you're the only nutcase willing to run 40 PCs in a combat against a single dracolich.

Two thumbs up for player attrition discussion.
There were definitely highs and lows to taking on that particular challenge

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Conclusion: Whew, that would require three days and a large bottle of vodka for me to complete

Conclusion2: Hugga is a raging alcoholic
Fortunately, that was not part of my experience

The secret to having 20+ players at once is to divide them into groups. Then, you're not really running a game for 20+ players, but 5+ games for 4 players! Much easier to handle!



Over-drafting by a few (say, 8 players for a 5 player game) is something I would always recommend. It helps with the initial drops, it gives more of a solid core to continue with, and it allows you to update at a set regular point, even if everyone hasn't updated. For example, running a combat for 8 characters, you can build it for 5, and update once a given time has expired, even if only 5 out of 8 PCs have responded. It remains roughly balanced (and if all PCs post, then it's just a bit easy for them), it maintains momentum, and it doesn't cause people stress over having to get a post in, if life's kicked them on that particular day / week.
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Old 05-17-2020, 06:57 AM
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The secret to having 20+ players at once is to divide them into groups. Then, you're not really running a game for 20+ players, but 5+ games for 4 players! Much easier to handle!

Over-drafting by a few (say, 8 players for a 5 player game) is something I would always recommend. It helps with the initial drops, it gives more of a solid core to continue with, and it allows you to update at a set regular point, even if everyone hasn't updated. For example, running a combat for 8 characters, you can build it for 5, and update once a given time has expired, even if only 5 out of 8 PCs have responded. It remains roughly balanced (and if all PCs post, then it's just a bit easy for them), it maintains momentum, and it doesn't cause people stress over having to get a post in, if life's kicked them on that particular day / week.
Hey hugga, you may want to share that with the How Would You Design an RPG System for PbP? thread. One of the issues that was discussed was combat, and the latest poster is specifically looking for ways to smooth combat for the game they want to run. I think your insight might be a big help to the new CSer.

Not gonna lie, I had a total fangirl moment when that game wrapped up with all forty or so PCs in the same fight. Gold Star GMing at it's highest, seriously. I keep forgetting to hint about that game when HoF is running.
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Not gonna lie, I had a total fangirl moment when that game wrapped up with all forty or so PCs in the same fight. Gold Star GMing at it's highest, seriously. I keep forgetting to hint about that game when HoF is running.
No worries Aeth, I've got it this year.
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Cheers, Aethera

I did mention the game last time, but I think it suffered from the "no active players" curse, and didn't get far

It is something I'd be keen on doing again...but wow, not sure when would be a good time to try...
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No worries Aeth, I've got it this year.
Nah, I'mma swoop in and steal it.
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Old 05-20-2020, 12:21 PM
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Nah, I'mma swoop in and steal it.
You both can nominate that game, we do take seconds.
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