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Uberjoel
Hi all, long time lurker, first-time poster. Curious as to how many people are actually running or playing in a Shadowrun game at the moment. I've been into SR for a while now but haven't managed to play or run yet. My friends are all SR fans from way back, but they haven't really kept up with SR3.

Anyway, let the posting begin.
Kagetenshi
I'm playing in three (though one seems inactive) and running three (though one is very intermittent).

~J
mfb
i'm in... *count* 12 games, total, and running one. only 4 of the games i'm in are what you'd call active, though.
Kanada Ten
3 Shadowrun games, 1 Live, 1 IRC, 1 Play by Post.
Brazila
I am playing in one group. We currently have 5 players and a GM. While the members have changed over time, this group has been going for several years. On a side note, I have played with as few as 1 player and as many as 16. I will never forget saying if your astrally projecting go to the bedroom, if your invisible, go to the kitchen, and kicking our lone decker outside....Ah old school gaming at its finest.
Mr. Man
I'm playing in two games (both IRL). I've been in one for three or four years and the other since this time last year.
Edward
3*D&D
1*night bane
1*SR

need more SR

Edward
RedmondLarry
One ongoing campaign, started December 1999, running weekly, 6 people.
/Edit: 3 of us take turns as GM now. 2 more GM other games as well.

Moderator of a mailing list of 80 Shadowrun players in the Seattle area.

Coordinator of every-other-month Shadowrun game days at a local game store, typically with 15 to 20 people playing in a Shadowrun Missions campaign.

Run adventures at 3 conventions in Washington, 1 in Illinois, 1 in Indiana, and 1 in California.

The Commando who has run the most Shadowrun demonstration events at conventions and game stores in 2004.
Necro Tech
1 SR game currently since New Years of 2000. Couple of the same players since but on about the third set of characters.
mfb
i've been playing the same game of Brainscan since June/July 2001. i joined it partway through--it'd been going on for a year before that.
Austere Emancipator
Not currently engaged actively in SR, since the last game (P&P) ended a bit over a month ago -- had been GMing semi-weekly for 1Ĺ-2 years before that. The current game is medieval fantasy in a Forgotten Realms-ish world with mostly-SR rules.
Firewall
Last time we played shadowrun, it went wrong. So badly wrong that we are now at 9 months and counting because of the trauma. Simple sneak and grab turned into major fire-fight thanks to three things; first we had the mage who opens up with a Predator because he forgets that he is a mage, second we have the mage who has a panic attack and immolates the entire staff on the ground floor of the building which sets off the fire-alarms, last we have the Samurai NPC that was tagging along using grenades on a stealth mission.

So... We stick to AD&D 2 ed.

We have... 6 games in progress, all 2 ed. AD&D, each one with a different selection of characters in (people don't always turn up)
Espresso
1*Engel (German RPG about angels) as a GM
1*Earthdawn as a player

And finally this weekend after a long absence, Shadowrun as a GM with a group of 3-6 players. I need to run SR more often, much more often.
DigitalMage
I haven't played in over a year and half.

As a GM it has been a couple of months though I will be runnig a couple of Missions at GenCon Uk soon.
Digital Heroin
QUOTE (OurTeam)
One ongoing campaign, started December 1999, running weekly, 6 people.

Moderator of a mailing list of 80 Shadowrun players in the Seattle area.

Coordinator of every-other-month Shadowrun game days at a local game store, typically with 15 to 20 people playing in a Shadowrun Missions campaign.

Run adventures at 3 conventions in Washington, 1 in Illinois, 1 in Indiana, and 1 in California.

The Commando who has run the most Shadowrun demonstration events at conventions and game stores in 2004.

Ok, now I'm thinking if it wasn't going to cost me a fortune to gas up my car and drive to Seattle from Victoria every couple of months, it'd be worth it to play again...
Johnson
Well Yipe I have just moved 500KM away from my group which has been going for 2 years and has between 6 and 9 player every second week.

I know the feeling. I used to GM 2 games about 6 times a month.
Snow_Fox
At the momment I';m sitting at home before going off to work.

My regular group, which is a hold over form my HS AD&D days still games on sundays, only now we have our own houses and some have rug rats arounds the table.

They are still in New York and three of us live in PA and drive up there maybe 3 times a month to play. Currently we're wrapping up a game of VtM before going back to another GM who does SR. (We rotate GM's so no one burns out and we can work on really good runs instead of just churning out what we can each week.)
GlassJaw
2 D&D 3ed games: one pretty new, the other going for 2+ years.
Currently starting a SR group. Woo hoo!!

All are in-person, 1/week games. None of that play-by-post business.

QUOTE
6 games in progress, all 2 ed. AD&D


6 2ed? Yikes. One is too many IMO. I abhor 2ed.
nezumi
I'm running 2 SR games, playing in 3, plus I'm running 1 CP game. All on RPOL and PBW (websites). When my parents come up to visit, I grab all my stuff and run P&P games with my brother.
Sahandrian
1 D&D game as a player and 1 Shadowrun game as the GM.

Both are run in chat rooms.

Other than that, there are countless freeform storylines going at any time, but most of my time is spent LARPing in Amtgard.
GenoSicK
just Sr games :

4 as player
2 as gm
GlassJaw
I don't know if it's just me but I don't count play-by-post or other online games as true "groups". Playing in person is just so much different. Part of gaming is the interaction with actual people. Reading emails and message boards is just not the same.
Johnson
The most popular time is when I was working in a game shop for 1 year I was

GM 8 Games a month and playing in 2 Games\

Playing Warhammer Every Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon.

That was a hectic schedule. But i lived for that and was payed to do it by the games shop.

Yea thats was the life.

Now I am IT Sales and Administration Assistant for a computer imports company.
Kagetenshi
If you donít count play-by-post, Iím only in five. If you only count in-person itís down to one. PbP is debatable, but Iíd argue if you claimed that PbIM or soforth didnít count.

~J
GlassJaw
QUOTE
PbP is debatable, but Iíd argue if you claimed that PbIM or soforth didnít count.


Anything that's not in-person I don't count. That's just my personal feeling. I don't like playing online in any form. I just don't enjoy it as much. Gaming is about meeting new people, joking around, trash talking, eating junk food, and cheering with your friends when you do something cool.
Kagetenshi
We do most of that. Weíre just not in the same location at the time.

~J
Botch
GM 1 SR game in person - 1 in 2 weekends
GM 1 SR on videoconferencing - Totally varies

Play

Call of Cthulhu - 1/month
D&D3 - 1/month
Werewolf/Vampire - 1/2months

Does VC count for in-person? Sometimes whilst we play in the lounge we make the decker sit next door on the PC.
Kender
Gah. My SR GM has been on "Girlfriend/Fiancee haitus" since December.. Other than that I just have one bi-weekly D&D game.

I need to find some new groups.
Modesitt
I'm currently playing in one weekly Shadowrun game.

I'm also playing in a homebrew setting, uses the World of Darkness rules as the base.
GrinderTheTroll
One group of us (6 total) and we are alternating GM's to give other's a chance to play. They are starting to see why I like having all those dice....muhuwawa.

*EDIT : We play roughly once per month.
The Question Man
One Shadowrun campaign (classic setting). I have GM'ed SR for 10yrs and been a PC for a grand total of 8 sessions. (That SUCKS)

One GURPS Fantasy (14yrs and going strong alternating Fridays with) I GM'ed for 1yr. It was just one quest that snowballed.

One GURPS Black Powder and Magic (3yrs and going) The gods must be crazy campaign. A nightmare for true swashbuckler fans, but entertaining just the same.

Cheers

QM
mfb
i haven't played an in-person game in... well, no, i played a game at GenCon. before that, though... hm, '98, maybe? maybe '99. all my other gaming has been online, PbP. i like it because you tend to get higher-quality in-character interaction.
Dave
I run a Shadowrun campaign 1/month for five players and have been for years, the last time I actually played was when SR2 was first released. I keep trying to encourage my players to come up with their own ideas in the vain hope one of them might run the odd session.

Play D&D 3e 1/month in a group of five, same guys who play SR.

Play Vampire/Mage 1/month in a group of seven, same lot for SR DD plus two others who can only really play once a month.

So I pretty much have a full-on, three week run of different games, then we all have a week of to do our own thing, which usually involves staying in and making nice with wives/girlfriends so we can all do it again for the next three weeks.

FSBO
not currently in a SR game however it is in my top 3 of RPG's. COC, Harn and SR. I am putting together a SR campaing using GDW's 2300AD time frame and a lot of its back ground material. Involved in a Harn game currently.
Garland
I GM SR (alternating monthly w/ ED) for 6 players 1 session a week.
Crimsondude 2.0
In 1 that is intermittent, and running/playing 1.
paul_HArkonen
2, perhaps 3 online and 1 live game, the live game has 7 of us, and plays about once every 2 weeks, after having played every weekend for about 8 weeks.
Tandem
hi there again. back from a long time away of this forum.

i'm currently a player in DnD3.5e as a player, and have been with this group for 5 years or so (started in 2ed, and moved forward).

on the last 1.5 years i'm working on a conversion of SR to d20 that will preserve playability of d20 and the scene of SR, and will also smooth some quirks in SR in the process (our group has specialist in all sorts of disciplines, and it really buggers the mind to accept very bad game models).

it should be ready soon (a few months), and then i'll GM a group (the same one).
Jason Farlander
I am currently playing in an IRC SR game, and am in the process of setting up a tabletop game that I will be GMing. Both of these are weekly sorts of things.
Phyrexus
I'm in 2 games, though one is inactive...
Uberjoel
Wow, good to see that lots of SR games seem to be going on. I noticed that not many people are playing Earthdawn however. I've been in an ED game for about 2 years now, how many people like to play both ED and SR?

And also, how the heck do some of you manage to have 5+ games going??
Empyrean Seraph
1 D20 Modern / Call of Cthulhu hybrid
1 Call of Cthulhu
1 Lone Wolf RPG
1 Shadowrun 3e
Kagetenshi
QUOTE (Uberjoel)
And also, how the heck do some of you manage to have 5+ games going??

Masochism and a lack of non-gaming social life.

Also, I started most of the games whilst I was unemployed and not in school. Multiple games were easier thenÖ

~J
Shadow
None IRL frown.gif
GlassJaw
QUOTE
how the heck do some of you manage to have 5+ games going??


Online games, not in-person. In-person are much more difficult to setup but much more rewarding IMO.
mfb
eh, depends. in-person games move faster, but tend to be less 'in character'. it's hard to top sitting down and taking fifteen minutes to describe your character's actions. the disadvantage, of course, is that an average run takes six months or a year to complete.
Crimsondude 2.0
If they ever get completed at all.

Miniruns, OTOH, rock. Two-three people max, who are usually on at the same time for posting frenzies allows for them to get done relatively quickly. I've seen a couple done very quickly.

The only problem is that the PC development generally begins to revolved either around a select group of familiar PCs/users online, or that it revolves around miniruns themselves. Both of which can be bad in the long term for, say, the entirety of the SL community.
Herald of Verjigorm
I may be in approximately 3 games. Two by forum, one anomaly of seemingly random jobs with no forced continuity between them.

As for the forum games, I stopped counting how many died on me at 8. It's higher than that, but I can find some distant cultural significance in saying that 8 games died on me. I never even got the chance to introduce the semi-free blood spirit in the game I GMed on this forum.
Da9iel
Aw man I'm jealous. frown.gif I haven't played in years. I agree with GlassJaw; in-person games are a lot more fun for me. I like to use expression and body language when I'm role playing. It's hard to do that online. I'm seeing if I can talk some of my friends into playing, but for the moment I'm stuck with vacation relief at a water plant. I can't guarantee I'll be available at any particular time next month. Even if someone retires and I do get a regular shift, I'll still only have every 3rd weekend off. That doesn't jive with the current every other week schedule. bleh.
Grifter
I currently play a shadowrun text based MUD, tha'ts about it though, i might help a friend of mine make a new one though, not many people around me play.
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