Have you started Baldur's Gate II six times and never made it past Level 4? Do you stare at your Steam pile, see a half dozen great RPGs, and think, "One of these days I'm going to play those games."
Well, this is the group for you! We are a group of GWJers playing Computer RPGs together for the fun of a shared experience. The main thought is that we all have some great RPGs that have been sitting in our backlogs for quite a while and never seem to get cleared off the pile. By picking an RPG that's been out for a while and getting a number of people to play it at the same time, there is more motivation to finish and the conversation about the gameplay makes the experience all the better.
What's currently going on?
We are voting for our first game until noontime on Sunday, January 21. We'll start playing the winning game shortly after that.
What types of games do we play?
1. Role-Playing Games that are at least a year old.
2. We aim for games that are good, relatively inexpensive, and available.
2. Non-Japanese RPGs (there is already a GWJ Club for Japanese RPGs)
3. Mainly we play Computer Role-Playing Games, but console RPGs are not necessarily excluded.
How do we decide on games to play?
We have one week of nominations and seconding. To be included in the voting games must be nominated by one member and seconded by a different member. Each member is allowed one nomination, and may second any number of nominations. Games nominated must have had their western release at least one year before the nomination month and may not be a game the club has already played.
Next, we have one week of voting. Each member is allowed three votes, but can only spend one vote per game. However, members do not have to use all three votes. Members can vote without having nominated anything! Vote for stuff you want to play. Highest vote getter wins.
How long do we have to play each game?
What are the guidelines on conversation spoilers?
Can anyone join? How do I join?
All are most welcome! Post in this thread with "I'm interested" or something like that and BOOM, your lifetime membership is fully activated. In 3-6 weeks you will receive your secret handshake in the mail. Check for it daily.
How do I level up?
Start and finish a group game during the gameplay duration, go up a level! No penalties for not finishing. Highest level member gets to decide the year's secret handshake at the annual club convention that does not ever happen.
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