I appreciate the work of Seed of Worlds who took seven studies, surveys that asked roleplayers how often and for long they played, to compile some aggregated results.
Seed of Worlds research shows that at least half of the gamers who took part in the survey had a weekly game.
It’s also noted that, over time, more people are getting regular sessions.
How long do RPG sessions last?
There are certainly some marathon sessions out there. Most people, though, get about 5 hours a week in. Only 20% of gamers got between 6 and 7 hours, and while more people are getting more regular sessions, the duration is not going up.
An interesting question is whether they’re a bias against more causal tabletop gamers ever finding these surveys or not. Nevertheless, several of the polls in this data exceed 1,000 responses and that’s impressive.
It’s worth keeping an eye on Seed of Worlds if you like the occasional data post. The session duration investigation isn’t their only piece. Earlier this month, the blog looked at changing popularity of PC races with age and experience.
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