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Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2015 8:12 a.m. PST

We expect people at sporting events to cheer loudly, clap and otherwise show lots of emotion when their side is winning. Is this kind of highly expressive behavior acceptable when engaging in tabletop games?

Indicate where you fall in the spectrum:

(a) Yes, I'm very emotional. I don't hesitate to cheer and celebrate loudly when my side is ahead.
(b) Yes. I'm emotional, but I really try to keep my enthusiasm in check because I don't want to offend my losing opponents.
(c) Sometimes. It depends on the game and players.
(d) No. I am less emotional myself, but don't mind being in a game with enthusiastic gamers who get very emotional.
(e) No. I'm not emotional, and I really dislike overly enthusiastic players who express their emotions in a game.
(f) ______________________

Mute Bystander15 Jun 2015 8:26 a.m. PST

B to C.

OSchmidt15 Jun 2015 8:34 a.m. PST


I am not now at all, nor have I been for the past 30 years, a competitive player so I find it difficult to summon emotion up during the game. The only "emotion " that comes into play is when I gush about someone's paint or modeling job.

Ron W DuBray15 Jun 2015 8:42 a.m. PST

A: its all part of the fun to to cheer and grown about things. and to say things like "Good hit!" or "That roll sucked" or "Aaa Man you killed my super what ever BFG 9000 damn" or "Wow I hit with every shot! That roll is going to flip the tide of the game" "Are you sure you want to move that there? Really dude I'm just going to shoot it with everything I have. OK don't say I did not worn you."

Its all about the fun.

Shedman15 Jun 2015 8:43 a.m. PST

tired and emotional

vdal181215 Jun 2015 9:15 a.m. PST

It's C and D for me. I don't mind emotion in a game. It really does come down to the players. To some a wargame can be a cerebral exercise akin to a game of chess where things are serious. To others it's a great way to pass a few hours and have some fun. I enjoy both.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2015 9:22 a.m. PST

C, pretty much. I can play cold and tactical, or I can get really into it, clapping, shouting the victories and complaining when my dice abandon me. It really depends on the mood of the table and the players around me. I key off of the energy of the table.

mex10mm15 Jun 2015 9:29 a.m. PST

I think I am more like a D

Dynaman878915 Jun 2015 9:39 a.m. PST

C. If I DID get emotional it would be anger at the dice, etc… Can't have any of that except in certain games. When things are REALLY messed up, a game not even being close since somebody rolled all ones for an hour, etc. That is just worth a good laugh (if it be me or the other guy with the bad luck)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2015 9:57 a.m. PST

I'm not sure emotion and sportslike expressive behaviour are directly linked.

I like to get involved in a game, usually for both sides. I will comment on the punishments of the Dice Gods during the game and discuss strategy, tactics, and outcomes afterward if the opponent(s) are interested. I usually buy the beer for those discussions.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2015 10:02 a.m. PST

I tend to get very emotional. Telling jokes and laughing a lot are signs of emotion, aren't they?

Feet up now15 Jun 2015 10:03 a.m. PST

(c) Sometimes. It depends on the game and players.
Would even play a game I was not into with the right players that can bring out the emotion during gameplay.

Lee Brilleaux Fezian15 Jun 2015 10:37 a.m. PST

I am in tears that you even asked this question.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2015 11:02 a.m. PST

D) pretty much describes me – don't mind others being enthusiastic, but I like to be calm, cool and collected

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2015 12:31 p.m. PST

E) pretty much me.

In fact this sums up me and displays of any emotion:


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2015 3:47 p.m. PST

I can get emotional is something very improbable happens -like an unexpectedly lucky or unlucky roll with truly game changing results.

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian15 Jun 2015 6:44 p.m. PST

I appreciate good humor, win or lose.

I'm not wild about overly emotional investment in a die roll over toy soldiers, win or lose.

Martin Rapier15 Jun 2015 11:07 p.m. PST

F. I'm English.

Old Slow Trot16 Jun 2015 6:44 a.m. PST


basileus6616 Jun 2015 1:24 p.m. PST

Emotional, most of the time. I got carried away easily by the game. Only when playing ASL I am cold; in ASL games I become so focused in the game that I forgot even to feel emotions.

StarfuryXL516 Jun 2015 7:47 p.m. PST

No! No! Not at all!

Dasher16 Jun 2015 11:57 p.m. PST

B and C.

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