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I've been spoiled - maybe 20 minutes for a regular game.  For a con or something like that, I'll go a lot further - last year, my son and I tried to tackle Adepticon in a single day (6 hr drive out there, 6 hours at the con, and 6 hours back).  The weather didn't cooperate, and it wound up being a 7.5 hr drive there, and an overnight stay on the way back. I did learn that Iowa is better at keeping its interstate highways free of snow than Illinois does, even when there is more snow. 

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

Question Dec. 18th: How far is too far to drive-travel for a routine hobby event? (...RPG ...Wargame ...or Paint Club) What’s your range limit?

 

Depends.  Driving?  Thirty minutes is probably the limit.  I don't drive so it's whatever my wife feels like putting up with.

 

Taking the bus?  An hour and a half, maybe more.  I can always read or nap on the bus.

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4 hours ago, TGP said:

Question Dec. 18th: How far is too far to drive-travel for a routine hobby event? (...RPG ...Wargame ...or Paint Club) What’s your range limit?

 

 

It's been 8 or 9 years since I did any gaming outside of my basement. I'd be willing to drive an hour or so but I don't know any other gamers in that radius. I have driven up to 800 km a few times for conventions. I was a hockey parent for a few years. If I can drive my kid (who wasn't even that into hockey) up to 600 km round trip a couple times a week and 120 km 3-4 times a week for that why not 100-150 km every once in awhile for something I enjoy? Theoretical question because as I've said I don't know anyone else that close except for one friend in the same town with me.

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I'd say it's less a defined limit and more a function of drive time vs play time...

 

I'd prefer a 2:1 or better play to driving time ratio, but have gone to 3:2.

 

I tend to host when I can, to avoid driving all together. My only routine driving at the moment is roughly 30-35 minutes (one way) for 5-6 hours of d&d.

 

Edit- For conventions I'll drive 6-7 hours..

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5 hours ago, TGP said:

Question Dec. 18th: How far is too far to drive-travel for a routine hobby event? (...RPG ...Wargame ...or Paint Club) What’s your range limit?

 

 

For a regular, repeating, game, probably around 45 minutes worth of driving / walking / mass transit.

For an occasional get-together like a paint club, I have travelled up to two hours or so. (NEMPA paint day, for example)

For a big event, like a convention, I have driven up to ~14 hours to Origins, or flown over four hours to ReaperCon.

 

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21 hours ago, Morihalda said:

 

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... Did we just buy the same yellow and post about it at the same time? :lol:

I love that Reaper triad, used it on the last minis I did (some Massive Darkness dudes).

And yeah, that's why I was digging it. First thing I thought of was 'nmm' gold, but a decent range in one tube!

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8 hours ago, TGP said:

Question Dec. 18th: How far is too far to drive-travel for a routine hobby event? (...RPG ...Wargame ...or Paint Club) What’s your range limit?

 

 

Generally no more than an hour of drive time. Beyond that I get stir crazy and anxious since I don't drive.

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12 hours ago, TGP said:

Question Dec. 18th: How far is too far to drive-travel for a routine hobby event? (...RPG ...Wargame ...or Paint Club) What’s your range limit?

 

 

7 hours ago, Kro said:

I'd say it's less a defined limit and more a function of drive time vs play time...

 

I agree with that^^^.

 

 

I will, however, also say that 1 1/2 to 2 hours is probably the limit. This is assuming a weekend. If it's a week night, it'd be more like 30 minutes.

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12 hours ago, TGP said:

Question Dec. 18th: How far is too far to drive-travel for a routine hobby event? (...RPG ...Wargame ...or Paint Club) What’s your range limit?

 

 

I've done an hour, but that was for all-day gaming.  If the sessions were shorter then maybe half an hour.  Certainly I wouldn't want to spend more time driving than playing.

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15 hours ago, TGP said:

Question Dec. 18th: How far is too far to drive-travel for a routine hobby event? (...RPG ...Wargame ...or Paint Club) What’s your range limit?

 

4 Blocks, give or take. Fortunately that's how far away my FLGS is.

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16 hours ago, TGP said:

Question Dec. 18th: How far is too far to drive-travel for a routine hobby event? (...RPG ...Wargame ...or Paint Club) What’s your range limit?

 

I am finding 37 miles to be a bit much...

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Question Dec. 19th: What game  have you spent the most time playing, ...lately, ...last-year, ...lifetime???

 

 

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(cards, computer, board, RPG, tabletop, whatever, even sportsball...)
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18 minutes ago, TGP said:

Question Dec. 19th: What game  have you spent the most time playing, ...lately, ...last-year, ...lifetime???

 

 

Lately and last year: d&d, followed by Dead Island. 

 

Lifetime: most likely final fantasy 11. I played that for years.

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4 hours ago, TGP said:

Question Dec. 19th: What game  have you spent the most time playing, lately & last-year?

 

Lately and last year it is chess. Here are a couple of recent games:

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31. Q to g6 ++ 

 

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This second one ^ is still in-progress. 

 

I am not sure what the answer would be for life-time. Not without a longer think.

 

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++ Either of two Queens could have moved to g6.
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