With session length on the brain, TT reader and frequent commenter Walt C. emailed me to suggest this two-part GMing question (thanks, Walt!): What’s your ideal session length, and what’s the shortest session you’d be comfortable running?
For my part, I love the four-hour session; six hours is a close second (but not five — why is that?). Just enough time to get a lot done, but not enough time to dawdle. As far as short sessions go, I could see running a single robust encounter in one hour, or a couple of linked encounters — for a demo, maybe — in two hours. I’ve never done that, though.
How about you?
(I’ll be in Michigan from Thursday, September 20th through Monday, September 24th. As always, I’ve cued up a post for every day that I’ll be gone, but I probably won’t be able to respond to comments or emails. Have fun, and I’ll see you on Tuesday! — Martin)