Let me start off by saying I've never played a RPG that didn't require a controller of some kind. Not from lack of interest, just inexperience. It probably doesn't help that I'm also a bit of an introvert who keeps a very small group of friends. Friends who've never even heard of this little hobby of ours.
Having said that, I'm incredibly excited to have just purchased nine of the DW expansions during FFG's holiday sale. The DW is one of my favorite groups in 40k so any chance I get to read up on them I take it. But I also want to give the game itself the old college. If it doesn't work out at least I've got some good DW material. So a few questions:
1) As a pen and paper RPG noob, how difficult is this game to pick up? I have ZERO experience in this field.
2) I've read a few reviews and recaps of the game so far - It seems long. What sort of commitment are we talking here? I have a few family members who might be interested but I only see them once a month. MAYBE.
3) My pool of prospective battle-brothers is extremely small. I've read, here and elsewhere, about long distance gaming. How viable is that? It seems like you would miss out on a lot of the camaraderie this way. Which might be a moot point as I would probably play a Blackshield.
4) Probably should have asked this to begin with but is the game even worth all this trouble?
I appreciate any help my fellow Frater can provide.