1st time DM and 4 sessions in my players want to quit...

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1st time DM and 4 sessions in my players want to quit...

Postby ProfessorPFM » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:39 pm

So... as the header says 4 sessions into my first DnD campaign my 3 out of 4 players want to quit... they say there is too much grinding... I have a lot planned from the point we are at now which took 4 weeks to get to (we only play 1.5 - 2 hours on Wednesday nights... when everyone shows up ) So just as things started to get good and I became comfortable with this whole DM thing... they want to bail!!! What am I to do... (other than finding another group to play with... perhaps this time not personal friends!)

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Re: 1st time DM and 4 sessions in my players want to quit...

Postby Inside Joke » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:49 am

you cant force people to play DnD if they're not into it. Having said that if they feel that there is too much grind maybe move away from combat, loot and leveling and try and get them to focus on roleplaying see if they get into their characters and let them have funny/stupid interactions. Dont take everything seriously and make the game not so formal. Also, depending on how old you are maybe have some drinks while you play and relax. Dont worry about the game just use it as a background for having fun with your friends, if they are having fun they will enjoy the game more.

This advice may not apply as I have no idea how your game is running. But when i played DnD last with friends most of us were just being very silly and it was a lot of fun, different people approach the game differently. If you want to be a lot more serious and focus on the mechanics of the game while everyone else just wants to fuck around and see what they can do then you might be playing with the wrong group of people. Basically you want everyone on the same page of how to approach the game.

Again this advice may not apply I'm just kinda guessing at what the problem is. It may also be that your friends just dont like DnD.

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Re: 1st time DM and 4 sessions in my players want to quit...

Postby nayas » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:55 am

Could you maybe describe the events that took place in the game? Might help to bounce your ideas off of people to maybe polish the story a bit. It's what I do when I DM for my friends. :)
#sleepytime burrito

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Re: 1st time DM and 4 sessions in my players want to quit...

Postby Adsm17 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:18 am

Have a sessions 0. And ask them what is OK and what not. maybe they are not in to cambat or role-playing .
Or it is too much violence in your game.


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