Sooo… first meeting was a success
Summary from my side: We had a larger group and we covered some initial questions, both generic and some specific ones about style.
Main takeaway: Since there’s only one “fix” DM so far (me) and today’s size was already larger than my limit of max 7 players, we’ll have to split it up somehow.
To give the ones that didn’t make it today also a chance, we thought of two steps:
- We can share our collected information and extend it based on the preferences of the missing people. Based on these answers, some initial yes/no filter can be applied. (see below for first possible criteria)
- I offer to run the intended one-shot session twice, with two different sets of people. This gives interested players the chance to meet me and my style.
A possible first filter criteria could be based on the session style: I’m intending to play every two weeks (either Friday or Saturday - depending on compromise of the group), based on a premade DnD 5e campaign (Princess of Darkness) with spliced extra stuff - possibly from premade “Out of the abyss” campaign, as well as small modules (existing/homegrown).
Based on the reference guide of one level per ~3 sessions, and the intended target level of 15 for the campaign, as well as possible skipped sessions on my part, we’re already at ~2 years runtime.
-> Some already expressed their preference of shorter (<6 months) or even module-style story arc sessions.
The property of running the two one-shot sessions is sadly that the players of the two groups don’t learn the “chemistry” of the people of the respective other group. Yet, from current point of view, it’s the only compromise I can think of to give those that were missing today a chance.
So, to go forward:
Only those that showed interest so far vote on whether they have time on 1st and/or 8th of February here: https://doodle.com/poll/a66zd2kgxiw9hn4c
If you have time on only one of these dates, then only one option. If you have time on both, then select both. If you haven’t got time on either (and you’re the only one), then I’m already to sorry to probably have a first “not with me then” filter
When all have cast their vote, I’ll figure out whether two even groups can fit for both dates and notify you all. (Note: it will be max 7 players in a session, less would be preferable)
When the two sessions are done, we’ll then do some BigBrother style voting… or something like that
Again: This is the plan to figure out the group with me as the DM. Those that can’t make the cut are free to form their own! To form group(s) was the plan all along
Did I miss something? Everyone confused now? Fast-Talk check passed?