Im trying to run a game that is rules light to limit lots of needless die roll, but also understand things like resource management is important in old school because so much of the groups survival depends on what they have, etc. If interested you can see the exact rules I am running here on the blog ( House Rules & Ordinary People in Extraordinary Circumstances)
Ive definately been feeling some frustration from some players in the group and Im always open to feedback so I asked what people felt about the last session and below is the feedback I got. Some of what they say is valid, some not so much, and some is just part of the feel of old school play. I wont go into every detail about the hows and whys of what they bring up, ill save that for later. But I do want to keep the group and everyone involved since its a lot of work for me to invest not to have people interested in the game.
So, have any other DM's faced similar gripes and issues specifically with regard to running an online game but also in regard to the style of running old school. Im open to feedback, advise, etc.
Here are some of the replies: