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 playing Jade Empire until December 30, 2018.
We are playing Pillars of Eternity until September 30, 2018.
What types of games do we play?
1. Role-Playing Games that are at least a year old.
2. Games that are good, relatively inexpensive, and available.
3. Non-Japanese RPGs (there is already a GWJ Club for Japanese RPGs)
4. Computer Role-Playing Games, but console RPGs are not necessarily excluded.
How do we decide on games to play?
We have five days 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 five days 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.
If games are tied after the first round of voting, we hold a 48-hour tiebreaker among the games tied for first. Each member may vote for as many games in the tiebreaker pool as they like.
How long do we have to play each game?
6 months, but we start new games every 3 months, so months 4-6 will likely be quieter than months 1-3.
What are the guidelines on conversation spoilers?
For BIG spoilers, please use the spoiler tag. (No! I am your father!) Tactics, strategies, general story progression likely don't need them, but we're still working these things out. (Suggestions welcome!)
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.
Jade Empire (July 1 - December 30)
Pillars of Eternity (April 1 - September 30)
Shadowrun: Dragonfall DC (January 20 - June 30) (35 starters, 19 finishers, 55.9% completion)
Level 3 Members
pyxistyx - Dragonfall, Pillars of Eternity, Jade Empire
Redherring- Dragonfall, Pillars of Eternity, Jade Empire
Clumber - Dragonfall, Pillars of Eternity, Jade Empire
*Legion* - Dragonfall, Pillars of Eternity, Jade Empire
Level 2 Members
steinkrug - Dragonfall, Pillars of Eternity
merhple- Dragonfall, Pillars of Eternity
ubrakto - Pillars of Eternity, Jade Empire
Level 1 Members
Godzilla Blitz - Dragonfall
RnRClown - Dragonfall
Hardek - Dragonfall
beanman101283 - Dragonfall
JohnKillo - Dragonfall
WellAdjusted - Dragonfall
SillyRabbit - Dragonfall
Skraut - Dragonfall
tundra - Dragonfall
Feegle - Dragonfall
benign1 - Dragonfall
fuzzyslug - Dragonfall
SpaceDog - Dragonfall
Sorbicol - Pillars of Eternity
Shadout - Pillars of Eternity
Cronox - Pillars of Eternity
imbiginjapan - Pillars of Eternity
gewy - Pillars of Eternity
Freyja - Jade Empire
Eleima - Jade Empire
Level 0 Members