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As somebody who likes solo games I think we should show some sympathy for those involved in multiplayer games, it happens to us all at some point.

1. They have to make arrangements before they can play a game.
2. If it's your house you may have to feed and water these people
3. You don't always get to play what you want (I know its your favourite but let our guests choose)
4. You have to be polite (Great move, maybe it was 20 minutes ago when it was obvious to everyone else)
5 You have to interact not just about the game but other stuff too
6. It's bad form to take complete control of the co-op game because others are too slow.
7. You may have to keep re-inviting people so as not to offend them.
8. Spilt your wine on my new game, no problem the stain gives it character
9. So because you can't win its necessary to spoil it for everybody else
10. Oh the babysitter has a problem? never mind we nearly finished a game this time.
11. Take all lists with a pinch of salt.
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Bryan Thunkd
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Bitter much?
 
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Sense of humour much?
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Well, that didnt take long
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I'll have a pint of bitter as it leaves a less obvious stain.

Solo gaming is excellent.
Multiplayer gaming is also excellent.
Take you popcorn else where.
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...There's a bit of truth in it tho.

Don't get me wrong, I love social gaming, but it's always a lot more effort and so much can go wrong. But it can be so worth the effort! :>

Wine stains sting tho. I can live with coffee stains, but having my favourite board game smell like the one thing I'm super allergic to would be a real bummer. ;)
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Check out Clockwork Wars. It's a pretty darn good dudes on a hex map Euro'ish steampunk game. Quick and fun.
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GitFeatures wrote:
Solo gaming is excellent.
Multiplayer gaming is also excellent.

Yes.
 
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I've hosted multiplayer for years and it doesn't seem like any effort at all.

I also host solo gaming and the only problem is the one goofball who is there.
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Check out Clockwork Wars. It's a pretty darn good dudes on a hex map Euro'ish steampunk game. Quick and fun.
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chockle wrote:
I've hosted multiplayer for years and it doesn't seem like any effort at all.

I also host solo gaming and the only problem is the one goofball who is there.

Have you tried to talking to them about improving their behavior?
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chockle wrote:
I've hosted multiplayer for years and it doesn't seem like any effort at all.

I also host solo gaming and the only problem is the one goofball who is there.

Well, I've got to admit I tend to make it more of an effort than is needed - our multiplayer sessions include dinner & dessert as well which usually means I'll be spending an hour or two preparing that. But I just can't help myself, always want to give my friends a really special night when they come over. :)

Hosting my solo games doesn't even require me to get out of bed. ;)
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skutsch wrote:
chockle wrote:
I've hosted multiplayer for years and it doesn't seem like any effort at all.

I also host solo gaming and the only problem is the one goofball who is there.

Have you tried to talking to them about improving their behavior?
Forget that... just uninvite them!
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Jorath wrote:
As somebody who likes solo games I think we should show some sympathy for those involved in multiplayer games, it happens to us all at some point.

1. They have to make arrangements before they can play a game.
2. If it's your house you may have to feed and water these people
3. You don't always get to play what you want (I know its your favourite but let our guests choose)
4. You have to be polite (Great move, maybe it was 20 minutes ago when it was obvious to everyone else)
5 You have to interact not just about the game but other stuff too
6. It's bad form to take complete control of the co-op game because others are too slow.
7. You may have to keep re-inviting people so as not to offend them.
8. Spilt your wine on my new game, no problem the stain gives it character
9. So because you can't win its necessary to spoil it for everybody else
10. Oh the babysitter has a problem? never mind we nearly finished a game this time.
11. Take all lists with a pinch of salt.
I'm assuming part of this is also humor, but for how much I really enjoy bg-ing with people (multiplayer gaming), these are indeed some serious and genuine drawbacks that one needs to deal with in the hobby.


As the topic about solo gaming has come up numerous times recently, I will reiterate what I've posted before that I don't enjoy solo gaming with the #1 reason being I'm too lazy to do all that setup just for myself.

I have a huge backlog of video games for Wii, PC/Steam, Android, and iOS. Many of them I got on sale, some REALLY cheap (up to 80% off), but as I only have 1 local gaming group, with conventions being a 5+ hour round trip drive (which is why this thread hits home for me), there has never been a better time for me to work through more of my vg backlog.
 
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