#RPGaDay 9: Beyond the game, what’s involved in an ideal session?

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Each year we celebrate Autocratik’s #RPGaDay, where we spend a month celebrating RPGs, discussing what we love and what we love about them. Here are the responses of the TRF crew. Be sure to tweet, blog, or post your own with the #RPGaDay!

For August 9, beyond the game, what’s involved in an ideal session?

Aser – I think the biggest thing that contributes to the success of a session is a real sense of comradeship between the people around the table. The shared experience of an RPG session is something built by the built through the collective efforts of all involved to elevate this simple act of a handful of people talking into a true adventure.
John D. – Laughter, friends, some personal ‘what’s up lately’ banter, planning the next session and at least one Simpsons reference.
Jonn P. – My ideal session would start with finding the right people. Interesting and responsible people provide an environment that is focused on creativity and having fun.
Landan – General chatting over some serious and not so serious stuff.
Megan – I love food around the table, though we don’t eat when recording TRF. But talking and catching up with friends is always the best.
Mike G. – A good meal, a chance to decompress after a week of work, and of course alcohol (especially during Fiasco!)
Patrick – I like to cook when I host games at my home. I feel that rather than just snacking the whole time a good meal and a few drinks can really bring folks into a game.
Phil – Lots of banter, good people.

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