3 players and 1 GM.
In this game, we are playing three different sets of characters in four different timelines. Originally, we were only going to play this game during COVID, but it’s just so darned interesting we’ve been continuing to do mystery after mystery…probably until all the groups of characters die or go mad.
This game has had an interesting effect on my role-playing. Typically, I try to speak in my character’s voice and do all of those acting things. Roleplaying games are the big reason I decided to become an audiobook narrator. But with so many characters to inhabit and all of their similarities, disparate timelines, clues to be garnered and managed, etc., we all have just sort of regressed to speaking as ourselves as we talk through all of the elements and try to keep track of our goals and NPCs. It is super fun, if complicated. The other two players with me are Unitarian ministers, highly educated and well-read. So, even when we take a break, we’re talking about books, sermons, and other intellectual pursuits.