On 2005-04-19, Meguey wrote:
(I know it’s sideways to topic, but I’ll answer Chris’s question anyway - “How do they do it? Meguey, Vincent, where do you and your group find the time to do all of the gaming you do?”)
We make gaming with friends a top social priority.
We game with Emily about once a week, sometimes less due to work or illness. It helps tons that we’ve both been gaming with her since before we had kids.
We game with Joshua and Carrie once a month when they come up from CT, usually a Saturday night.
We talk (well, Vincent talks, I listen and give feed-back) about games fairly often.
Sometimes we play with our kids (Universalis, The Night-time Animals Save the World, and Seb wants to play Capes)
How this parent who games manages: Wait until the kids are asleep. Be content with 3-5 hour sessions max. Sqeaze in bits of game talk at odd moments when the three of us are together and the kids are playing.
I think a relevant point might be that we don’t have a TV, as such. We have VCR and DVD players and a TV, but we don’t get any TV shows we don’t rent, so that may clear up some time. Of course, to counter that, we have two computers and we spend far too much time on-line ;)