29: You can game anywhere on Earth, where would you choose?
This weekend: New Orleans. (Damn my not being at The Grand Masquerade. Boo.)
Generally: indoors with a comfortable chair and access to WiFi and snacks. It’s about the people, not the places.
Gamer retreats (either for comfort and groupiness or for atmosphere as well) can get lots of good gaming done, or can equally not help all that much at all. Outside gaming in particular often adds distractions. This ain’t a LARP.
Sure, playing somewhere really out there could be fun - a Doctor Who game on the TARDIS set - but in the end it’s just set dressing for the Theatre of the Mind. Heavy.