One redditor has managed to capture their entire session in timelapse. Come and see what an entire session of D&D looks like in just a few minutes.
This is a pretty cool look at the entirety of a D&D session, thanks to redditor u/Andreanocera, who makes amazing isometric RPG maps, as well as this recording of their group’s most recent session in a timelapse. It goes to show: no matter how comfy your chair gets, or how many notes you have behind your screen, DMs are always up, and always moving.
It’s actually refreshing to see that I’m not the only one that seems to spend more time out of their chair than in it. And it really is a whole session folks, right down to pizzas being delivered, tabletalk happening–there’s a whole lot captured here. And it goes a long way to show that we’re all not so different. The foibles of one table are often the foibles of many a table.
It kinda makes you feel connected to see other people up and dancing around, or to watch the occasional player scroll around on their phone or sit bored on the sidelines. You can get a really good sense of pacing. If you’re really interested, when watching through the clip, keep an eye out for when the players look engaged, what people are up to when their characters are clearly on the sidelines–it’s a fascinating lesson in pacing and flow over the course of a night.
Do you recognize any familiar tropes in this video? What quirks from your table aren’t as isolated incidents as you thought–and which ones are? Also, what the heck is up with this huge party. That’s like eight players, DM included, and it looks like everyone’s doing a good job of staying focused.
Let us know what you think in the comments! We’d love to know what your game looks like