Friday, March 13, 2009

Ask My Wife About the Solo Game

A comment on my most recent solo game recap asked if my wife would be willing to write as a guest blogger about the campaign. I really, really liked this idea so after discussion with her, she's agreed to answer questions that you readers might ask, that would be a more comfortable format for her.

So... if you're curious about the solo game from her POV, please ask away! She'll write up the answers in the next few days and I'll post them as soon as she's done, probably in the next 10 days or so.

Thank you, Princess Wife. :)


Alex Schroeder said...

To be fair I've added the answer for my own solo-games with my wife.

Who asks for a game, is it him or is it you? (I usually ask my wife.)

What's the time window you pick? (We played before going to bed instead of reading a book.)

Anonymous said...

I need to get my wife to game, while she is very supportive of me being active in my hobby, she has zero interest.

Michael S/Chgowiz said...

@MadBrew - do you want me to ask my wife how to best do that?

Anonymous said...

d love to hear how she felt about gaming before she started this campaign and now; and why things changed if they did.

Anonymous said...

Another question for you: how do you feel about having all of your exploits posted here for us to kibitz over?

Sham aka Dave said...

Dear Chgowife:

I've read elsewhere that Chgowiz dances around and is very animated while running his D&D games. Is there any truth to this? Do you control his caffeine intake before game sessions?

Unknown said...

Chgowiz, Chgowife, I offer a plethora of questions. Answer the good ones, throw out the dumb ones and thanks for playing along!

Q: What previous experience do you have with regards to RPGs and table top gaming.

Q: Who's idea was this game, yours or your husband's?

Q: What game system are you using, who chose that system, and why.

Q: Could you tell us a little about your character. Start with the standard Name, Race, Level, Class and then tell us about her personality, hopes, dreams, motivations for adventuring, etc.

Q: What are some notable events which have occurred in the game so far?

Q: What is something that has happened so far that you thought was awesome, or just great.

Q: What is something that has happened so far that was horrible, or not good?

Q: If you were forced to choose how would you have your character die.

Q: Who is your character's most hated enemy? Why?

Q: Who is your character's closest friend? Why?

Spike Page said...

Hello Missus Chgowiz.

Being a DM's wife myself, I gotta ask...

Do you ever think the two of you will ever turn the proverbial tables so that YOU are the one running the game?

Do you ever completely out of the context of a game session start asking him questions about the game..or worse yet, break into character and start talking about what's happening in game?

And finally, IF some Hollywood producer got the notion to turn your solo adventure into a swords-and-sorcery movie, who (if anybody besides yourself) would play your character?

Anonymous said...

@Chgowiz: Yeah, see if your wife has any ideas. Though I imagine we would have to connect on some theme we both enjoy, and then translating that into a game... which could prove difficult!

Jack Badelaire said...

The most important question of all...

Just what kind of "role-playing" earns the real XP in this game, anyways?

Wah wah wahhhhh!

(Sorry, can't think of anything serious to ask at the moment).

Scott said...

This is really more about my experience than yours, but...

When I DM for my girlfriend, she'll keep repeating, "That's not fair!" As if I should be going easier on her because she's my girlfriend or that she thinks I'm consciously being harder on her just to appear to be fair and impartial.

This dovetails into my actual question -- since you're in a relationship with your DM other than the the DM-player, how do you keep one from affecting the other? Are you ever tempted to make threats like, "I better level this session, or you're getting burnt toast for breakfast for the next week?" Or just get mad at him for things not going your way in the game and burning his toast anyway?

Michael S/Chgowiz said...

I've compiled the list of questions and she's going to work on answers in the next couple of days. Thank you all for submitting questions!