87 Reasons to Ask New People to Join Your Game


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1. Fresh ideas and outlooks on old ways of doing things.


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2. Davey Jones requires 100 souls to release me from his debt


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3. Everyone else quit.


4. It's getting harder and harder finding tasty brains these days.


5. You've moved away from everyone you know.

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captain yesterday wrote:
2. Davey Jones requires 100 souls to release me from his debt

If you said Gary Gygax instead, I'd have given you a Plus 2.

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6. You tried the gaming store scene, and while they are cool, you realized that you have nothing in common with the 20 something crowd who hangs out there, and just want to game with folks who get you have a job and kids.


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You can re-play all your fave modules and APs with a group that doesn't min/max and power game ;)


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You burned down your house, faked your death, moved to a different hemisphere, and are now living under a false identity, but still yearn for some sweet sweet tabletop action.


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LazarX wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
2. Davey Jones requires 100 souls to release me from his debt
If you said Gary Gygax instead, I'd have given you a Plus 2.

Judging from all the AD&D characters I've had disintegrated by Beholders, mind raped by Mind Flayers and poisoned by Drow, I'd guess Gygax and I are square mate :-)

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9. Your group is hanging together by spittle, string, and a tiny core of diehards whose hearts aren't even all in it, and you'll take ANYBODY! ANYBODEEEE!!!

10. Your gaming group is actually a front for a lucrative Ponzi scheme.

11. One or two of your regulars are people nobody else likes but can't/won't get rid of, and you figure the solution to pollution is dilution.

12. You're a f~~&ing masochist with a deep-seated need to turn your game to sludge by filling it with clueless mundanes who do not, and probably never will, Get It.

13. You live in an area swarming with Christian fundamentalists, and you get a kick out of tempting unsuspecting sheep into Satan's Game.


14. New sources for free snacks.

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15. The Dungeon Master must FEED....


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16. You are looking to groom someone to be a GM so you can eventually get a break.

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17. You want enough players for you to all be the 7 Dwarves, the Fellowship of the Ring, or 12 Angry Men.

18. You are convinced you are the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and need to assemble a new crew of Apostles.

19. You have a bet with someone as to how many people you can cram into a room together.


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20. You want to expand the hobby so you don't feel so marginalized anymore.

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21. Previous attempts to expand the hobby have backfired dismally, expanding the pool at the lasting expense of making it far shallower, so there's not much you can do except try again with what you hope is a generally better grade of candidates.


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22. More damage

23. The naïve hope that SOMEONE out there plays like you do

24. To get the chance to come out from behind the screens and play for a change

25. Taquitos

26. To split the bill a few more ways

27. Testing the theory that EVERYONE takes Improved Initiative

28. To try out new game systems

29. Playtesting

30. To self-destruct the current campaign, blame it on the new guy(s) and then get to the new stuff that you REALLY wanted to run all along...


31. Because you know your reality is simply a TV show and the execs have determined it's time to expand the cast to attract more interest.

32. Because you've determined that roleplaying gaming is the best method of testing who's both intelligent, creative, and ruthless enough to survive in your secret cabal.


33. It never hurts to have extra DNA, just in case.....


34. Steve Holt!!


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35: To meet new people and make new friends.

36: To get another players to fulfilled your dreams of running a couple of campaign ideas...1) Being everyone is playing a representative of some interstellar government on a space station...2 Two different groups working at cross purposes that ends in a mega session as the groups finally meet...and possibly fight to the death for my amusement.


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37. To meet people of the gender you are attracted to!

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captain yesterday wrote:
LazarX wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
2. Davey Jones requires 100 souls to release me from his debt
If you said Gary Gygax instead, I'd have given you a Plus 2.
Judging from all the AD&D characters I've had disintegrated by Beholders, mind raped by Mind Flayers and poisoned by Drow, I'd guess Gygax and I are square mate :-)

Not until your character sticks his head in the mouth of a statue that has an Orb of Annihilation hidden within it.


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STEVE HOLT!!!!!! wrote:

38. Because if you don't get new people, then Captain Yesterday will keep talking to himself in different aliases, until everyone is driven insane!


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I'm like that great old one with all the different identities, what's his name.... Nicolas Cage!


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39. The Dang Dragon stole my teeth and I'm a not gettin' them m'self, not when Matlock's on damn it!


40. To play a story your current players arent interested inand you just found some people who like the idea.

41. Meat for the grinder.

42. To induct more "casuals" into our world.

43. To diversify your portfolio of future potential players as well as your current roster.

44. To teach the game to new players.

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I know some of the above are similar, but still :P


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45. Someone new to try out your houserules on BECAUSE THEY'RE BETTER!


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46. I'm getting sick of bossy swordswomen and their g@*@+!n f++%ing Iguana Paladins, I miss Geogi.


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47. Ralph Nader ain't bringing in the chicks like he used to


48. Because the people in your group are arguing with themselves, and it is making you into a deranged mani--


49. To late! Mwhahahaha, my transformation into Deranged Maniac is complete! I shall bring in new players to expose them to my deranged plans!


People arguing with themselves does not grind my gears at all.


50. Gah, this self-argument is giving me a headache. Maybe some new players will have Black Coffee, that usually helps.


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50. Gah, this self-argument is giving me a headache. Maybe some new players will have Black Coffee, that usually helps.

You could join the Cult. We guarantee Headache Removal!

Speaking of which,
51. To bring the unenlightened into the Glorious Cult of Ashiel.

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52. That worthless Blackleaf killed herself, and Elfstar started whining about "wanting to be Debbie" and burned her books - after all you did for her!


I will have my revenge for that they did to my mother.


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54. They're getting wise to Craigslist...


Because, frankly, this hobby needs more people that think like me!


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56. Because new blood is healthy and helps keep you young.

Especially if you bathe in it frequently...


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...Tell me about it, so luxurious, just melts the stress away...


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57. To be honest i'm getting tired of GMing for Asmodeus, Sarenrae, Desna and Nethys... then Nocticula is always trying to join.....

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58. Your floor has a structural flaw that causes it to wobble under you if there isn't enough cumulative weight being kept on it.

59. Your feng shui consultant told you that your table should have a certain, specific number of people sitting there for all functions, and you're not quite there yet.


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60. You want to add to your jar of random lost dice.


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61. You need a fresh supply of pencils :-)


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62. It takes awhile building an army of loyal minions, the eastern seaboard won't overthrow itself after all, tho Baltimore is giving it a good try at it...


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63. Your daughter's best friend's mom is getting married to a gamer and he wants to have something to bond with his future daughter about :-)


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64. Because every week, the group votes someone off the island. After this was started, they realized that the campaign was designed for far longer than they had people, so they keep restocking the group.


65: To find people for your zombie apocalypse survival team.

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