Every year, the hashtag #RPGaDAY makes its way around the social medias, and gamers try their damnedest to answer each question every day. Most fail. I probably will too. BUT. I will try!
Today's question: You can game every day for a week. Describe what you'd do?
(I'm making some assumptions here. Primarily that when I see 'game every day for a week' I envision a seven day period where I am free and clear to game 24 hours a day, with no other commitments.)
Man. I'm exhausted just thinking about this. I mean... it would be awesome, and truthfully Gen Con week is already pretty close to this - but even just those four days wipe me out. Whatever the would week look like I'm sure it would involve little sleep, lots of caffeine, copious amounts of beer, and no regard for personal health.
Because let's be honest - presented with the situation where me and my closest friends have no obligations but to game for an entire week, I would want to take full advantage of it. It can be hard enough getting everyone together on a biweekly basis, so this 'holy grail' of gaming would be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
That said, I think I would want to spend the week playing all the games I have or have wanted to play but simply never had the time to. I definitely would like to both run AND play - because the thought of running games every day for seven days straight sounds like a recipe for disaster. I think the ideal schedule would be something like this:
4-6 hour session in the morning of a week long campaign
2-3 hours mid-day of board games
4-6 hour session in the evening of one-shots of varying systems
Several hours in the evening for general bullshitting or possibly even sleeping and bathing
Again, this isn't too far off from what Gen Con or any other 4-5 day con would look like. But in stead of renting a hotel and running around a convention center, this would be in a cabin in some picturesque place away from the hustle and bustle associated with conventions.
Sounds nice. Maybe someday.