Thursday, March 2, 2017

Planning a healthy RPG weekend

 One of roleplaying groups I run play over extended weekends with a total play time of more than 30 hours. For this group I do a detailed planning and post-play analysis in an Excel workbook which I have made ready for download and use for others here. The tool also allows to plan chapters and single scenes beforehand and a bit of analysis on how you spend your gaming time.

In the following, I will outline why I came up with such a tool and for what purposes it can be useful. It has a lot to do with how keeping a sustainable enjoyable atmosphere around for a long time, considering health, group dynamics and dramaturgy. I will then describe the tool in a little more detail. I close with some observations I have made while using the tool.