I'm a bit of a pervert and like harem stories. It's my guild pleasure, what can I say? However, I haven't seen many good ones. Either the plot is just that gathering women and bang them or it's just a subplot to the main plot where the mc chases his goal, immortality, revenge, whatever that may be while gathering women on the side. Sometimes the harem is so big you can make two (European)football teams and the characters are usually two-dimensional, which doesn't help. And while I read harem stories, that doesn't mean I like this formula, so it's a mystery what got me into it. Well not really, it was ATG. Anyway, I want to write my own urban fantasy and I want to see what other views are out there. As the title states, what makes a good harem story to you? And how many of the harem tropes do you think a story must have? Which ones do you think are bad? Must it be the main plot or a subplot? What is a good number of members?