Meet up and stuff...
by, 10-11-2009 at 12:21 PM (1190 Views)
I attended my first meet up yesterday and it was really fun. We met at Ghiradeli's and had ice cream. Then we played Magic. Then we went and had pizza at Pizza Rustico. Then we played Magic. Then we went to one of the guys apartment and had sods. Then we played Magic.
LOL, I did not even wind up getting home until almost 3:30 in the morning!
We talked about the nature of deities in Forgotten Realms. We covered AO, Nurgull, Bane, Cyric, Mystra. We had a fascinating discussion of Elminster.
It was good. Although he was not a member of the Miami Gaming Authority (yet) Lookoo was there too.
We exchanged many many words about our Monday night game. It seems that there are two different core philosophies at work in the group.
Camp 1: Let's play fantastically loose with the rule, and everyone is royalty. The most intensely fantasy character you can dream up (ie the Gods fight over you and that sort of thing).
Camp 2: Let's play a team-based game wherein the characters are working together and accomplishing things greater than any one could do alone.
Now at first glance these two philosophical camps might not seem mutually exclusive, but they are. To quote the oft repeated phrase, Here's the rub:
Camp 1 is very interested in individual glory. Camp 2 is very interested in group glory.
So how is this problem being resolved? Camp 2 is working hard on getting Camp 1 players to play like camp2 players. If they are not going to switch gaming styles to Camp 2's way of playing, then Camp 2 is going to vote to boot players from camp 1.
Now to me, the best resolution for this problem would be to "spin off" into two seperate groups. What are your thoughts?