Way too young of a game system to be fair but in general has anyone had a campaign running ICRPG into the hundreds of hours of gameplay?
I’m thinking that’s really the domain of the complex rule heavy games. The rule light games are adventure, a few connected adventures length.
I am also realizing I may never play a campaign into the hundreds of hours again while employed.
Retirement for gamer generations will be totally different. As gen Xers start retirement…Table Top gaming at the retirement club house will replace card tables and bingo. Crap now I’m looking longingly at retirement. But at that point 50 hours of gaming a month will seem like a light month.
Drats, my entire vision of what I want for retirement flipped on its head. I’m now wanting to live in a retirement community.
Anyway, real topic. Could it be that complex games like Pathfinder, D&D, ShadowRun…really are mechanics for really long form RPGs, and the rules lite RPGs games are mechanics to enjoy a few adventures and start up some new characters?
Could it be that simple? I know it doesn’t matter, and we never had the gaming possibilities we have now, but as I’ve explored the rules light games, ICRPG is probably the best mechanics to date.
But it’s place may be the 4~80 hours category. With D&D in the 40~200 category.
Kind of like a short story~novel or trilogy vs Chronicles.
Do you want to play a Stephen King game or a Robert Jordon game?
I don’t think it matters except in the mind of the players.
Starting a D&D campaign might be a 4 year commitment for me with these people.
While starting an ICRPG campaign…2 months or so Max.
D&D rewards you from being almost ineffective to being cosmic in power and feeling like you earned it.
ICRPG, rewards you with ease of a fulfilling session after session.
Not needing to go shopping, level up my character, splitting loot, and knowing 50+pages of rules almost by heart.
Anyway, needed to think on it. Do players generally think of the length of what a campaign might be? Is that an attractant or detracts from interest?