Wednesday, February 23, 2011
What Do You Do When the Game Turns Dull?
An obvious solution is to call it an early night. Just wrap it up so everyone can may get themselves back into sorts. I know one of the more difficult times to play is right after a holiday or vacation.
When the GM is having a rough night I try to ask questions or just go with the storyline that is being offered without too much resistance. Sometimes players just need to go with it. Some nights you need to take it easy on those fellows behind the screen, but not often. It may get the GM rolling (a push start if you will).
Maybe take some extra time to just BS about whatever. Sometimes its just good to have your friends around to talk about the latest movie they saw or what's going on in RL. After some socializing focusing on the game becomes easier.
Play something else. Game night are a precious commodity and shouldn't be wasted. If everyone is not into the game maybe just download some weird ass game off of RPG now and go at it. Sometimes those nights end up being hilarious.
Switch it up with someone else GM. DO a one-shot adventure where everyone in the group is a 0-level follower and the entire adventuring party they were assisting just fell into a pit and consumed by a gelatinous cube. Now these poor bastards need to make there way out.
This is sounding too much like some point by point article on how to something and something. I'll stop now.
What do you do when the game turns dull?