Let's collect some hard data.
So you've seen my group play*, or at least read about it.
Since everybody with the internet can watch us play whenever they want, I can use my group as a reference point, when I ask this question: How's your group different?
Not so much the rules but the style of play: More casual/less casual. More aggressive PCs/less aggressive PCs. More PCs trying to creep around the back door on the rules/less creeping. More jokes/less jokes. More ruleset-specific strategies/less ruleset-specific strategies. More tactical/more gonzo. More snacks/less snacks. More narration/less narration. More in-character voices or less?
Is there anybody in the group who rolls like one of your players? Anybody who you'd see as a menace to your game?
I ask because, honestly, hardly anybody knows how other people play. We kind of assume we do, but the Heisenberg Social Uncertainty Principle kicks in pretty fast when you sit in on somebody else's game and D&D is notorious for having people who casually assume everybody does it like them and then realize they're completely wrong. It's a social activity and we generally play with people who are familiar-so our games are familiar.
Keeping in mind, of course, that there's a LOT of editing to turn a game into a show, I'm wondering--as an experience--how's your table? Feel free to use any other podcast or videos available on the net to compare it to.
*and if you haven't...
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