You ever get the feeling you're just not meant to play a particular game? I love 40k (Warhammer 40,000 for those not overly familiar with it). I own Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch and Black Crusade, and assorted supplements for each. Can I ever play it though?
I've gotten to play twice. Both times at conventions. One Dark Heresy game, one Rogue Trader. My old group weren't interested in it, and since I've moved I no longer have a gaming group.
Play online, I hear you say. Yep, tried that. Games fold. Doesn't matter what system, what site, whether I'm GMing or playing, the games fold within a handfull of posts.
Anyone else have this happen to them?
Seems like I'm the only one here that hasn't felt that way. Well, at least I haven't felt that way since I left my first group behind, they were very much a one-system gamers. Well, that wasn't the only reason I left, but it did help my decision
The only games I suspect my current groups wouldn't like trying are few and far between, mostly the dating-focused indie ones. And I know another local group who might like to try them, if I wanted to play.
It's just that I'd rather play some other game myself, say, Tenra Bansho Zero.
So, I don't get to play only games I'm not really interested into. Of course, this might have something to do with being the usual GM for one of the groups, and the leader in introducing new systems. So, while we're having a democratic process of choosing the next game, I have quite a bit of influence on it.
My players have fun with the games we play, and like trying new games, so it's a mutually beneficial situation.
Sometimes... I fear I overdo the setting info.
That depends on the group, and on whether the setting is your homebrew one or something people might get to play in the future as well. Personally, I find it hard to overdo the setting info, and some players won't read it anyway