thread: 2012-03-15 : Monster Mania Con

On 2012-03-16, Paul T. wrote:

From the anecdotal perspective, I have a "storytelling game" (a narrative story game with no character-play or "roleplaying") which I occasionally mention to people like coworkers or family friends.

The response is almost always positive and full of curiosity. However, I'm very careful not to use the "roleplaying" word or to reference something like D&D (which is accurate in this scenario, since my game doesn't involve any typical RPG elements, and no one roleplays characters).

Almost everyone responds positively, as I said. However, very few people follow through. I have not yet had a single person play the game without me present, although many people have asked for a copy of the rules. They'll play the game with me, and usually enjoy it and want to play again, but I've never yet had a single case of a person taking the game and playing it without me.

My game, for reference, is moderate-to-simple rules-wise and plays out over 1 1/2 - 2 hours on the first try (with people who've never played it before). I find that the vast majority of the time I see people begin to lose patience with the game after an hour or hour and a half.


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