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Title: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on April 16, 2005, 06:29:11 pm
I was interested in knowing how many people play pen and paper rpgs?  I've been playing since around the mid 90s but I've been fascinated by my brothers' dnd stuff for years.  I've played all the dnds, west end and d20 starwars, d20 modern, hunter, werewolf, vampire and dabbled and many more.  I just finished gming a d20 Star Wars game and might run either an Iron Kingdoms d20 dnd game next semester and or a new White Wolf World of Darkness game.  Anywho, just thought I'd test the waters and see what kind of crowd hung out here. -leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Cend on April 16, 2005, 09:06:30 pm
I've come soooo close to playing DnD so many times...but without any friends that do it, I've never actually played it...Kind of want to though, looks fun.  Mostly play Magic: The gathering, since my friend is fairly serious about it.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: syphonbyte on April 16, 2005, 09:24:08 pm
I used to play D&D with my brothers but all they ever did was kill everybody in the town. That is, until one of the shopkeepers morphed into a level 20 red dragon, then they quit and we didn't ever play again.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: DevilMachine on April 17, 2005, 04:08:43 am
my mate tried to introduce it to me once, but I just couldnt grasp the concepts around it.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on April 17, 2005, 10:36:52 am
Roleplaying games are like any Hobby and take some strange push to get into them.  Like I said, for me, it was seeing tons of these strange books with poorly drawn centaurs on the covers that piqued my curiousity.  I mentioned it elsewhere I think but my brothers who introduced to gaming by a missionary/fantasy author who gave them a ton of gaming books when we were still in Nigeria.  However, the books were burned by another missionary.  Crazy stuff.  I was lucky in that even though I didn't have a very good group of gamers in high school and middle school, I kept my interest until college where the gaming was oh so sweet.  -leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gaming Steve on April 18, 2005, 08:42:26 pm
I never really got into RPGs that much (pen and paper that is, not video games). Sometimes they could be a ton of fun if you had a good GM, but most times they were just boring.

Now board games, that's my thing! I love board games and continue to play nearly every day or so a board game. I'm really into the "German" board games right now and we try to play at lunch every day. Anyone board game out there?
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on April 18, 2005, 09:37:03 pm
My brothers love all the crazy german games (Rio Grande!) so I've played all sorts of crap like the Settlers series and Alladin's Dragons and others.  Of all the party games out there, my friends and I have been playing lots of Apples to Apples.  I also love good old Balderdash and Beyond Balderdash.  -leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: DevilMachine on April 18, 2005, 11:49:00 pm
i use to play board games alot, but when I moved out of home I left them all at my parents, so I dont play anymore.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Lord Janos on April 19, 2005, 02:01:02 pm
I never really got into RPGs that much (pen and paper that is, not video games). Sometimes they could be a ton of fun if you had a good GM, but most times they were just boring.

Now board games, that's my thing! I love board games and continue to play nearly every day or so a board game. I'm really into the "German" board games right now and we try to play at lunch every day. Anyone board game out there?

Can't beat a game of Chess - it's great if you only play occasionally, and then games can go on for hours if played properly.  Great game.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: syphonbyte on April 19, 2005, 08:02:18 pm
I played this game called "Trade Wars" (I think) recently and it was pretty fun, albeit a bit dated. The Third World gets a dump truck as their symbol! And in what other game can Eastern Asia's currency become double the value of Europe's?
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Legodragonxp on May 09, 2005, 07:52:06 am
RPGs?

TFOS - Teenagers from Outer Space - Humans have no abilities, but they were 'cool' :)
TOON - We did a D&D Toon game. Imagine Bugs Bunny, 'The Gambling Bug' , and Droopy Dog on a quest of the Red Dragon's Gold
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on May 09, 2005, 11:26:39 am
My brothers had TOON and I used to look through the book over and over and want to play.  How can you not love a game where Moxy and Chutzpah are stats?  -leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Psilontech on May 09, 2005, 01:00:28 pm
DnD sounds interesting to me, i've played a few rip-offs on the 'net, but the general hick area I live in leave a huge space-like vaccum in which it seems I am the only person that would like to play anything like that instead of hunting or some other retarded crap like that.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on May 10, 2005, 11:36:52 am
You'd be surprised at the ammount of gaming that goes on in the country.  I know I was.  My really good friend in college was driving through rural Ohio and they stopped at a gas station.  He spotted a gaming store and was blown away so he went to check it.  When he walked inside a bunch of large burly men playing Magic glared at him so he slowly backed away.  Also, anywhere that has a military connection tends to have a decent gaming population.  I live in Clarksville, Tennessee and there are two gaming stores on the same street and that doesn't include bookstores and other areas that sell stuff.  Just goes to show you never can tell.  -leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Scipion on October 02, 2005, 12:24:27 am
I'm a huge D&D fan here. Although since I've moved to college I've had a hard time finding people to play with. If any of you go to the University of Idaho give me a message wether you want to play, want to learn, or just want to hang out. By the way Syphon with your friends just killing off everyoen in town, that's what the town guard is for. I had that probalem once so I quickly solved it by throughing the PC's in jail and having them quest for the king to earn their freedom back. Gettign beaten, striped of all your items, thrown in jail (fun RPing there, plus rogues have fun) and sent out on some mission with minimal equipment can bring your PCs back in line pretty easy, plus it strangely spices up the game when they have to use their characters without the magical items they've aquired.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Atari Man on October 02, 2005, 11:27:44 pm
I love dnd, played it since I was a little kid. My problem has always been that I never have enough people to play with so its hard starting a game. Also, have any of you RPG'ers played RIFTS? I thought it was much funner (if more complex) then dnd.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on October 03, 2005, 02:26:53 pm
I started a game with my players imprisoned without their gear and it earned me nothing but trouble but they've won back their precious things and are happier.  They were like lilttle lost puppies for a while there though.  -leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Borogove on December 21, 2005, 09:36:42 pm
I was always curious about pen and paper RPGs, but my friends weren't into it, so...
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: TheShark on December 25, 2005, 05:30:10 am
I played the LOTR, Star Wars, and a bit of the Star Trek D&D spin-offs. I always wanted to get into plain D&D but never had the chance or something happened that stopped it. In any case, I always wanted to join in a group, but never did.

Still want to...
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: BPM on January 26, 2006, 11:28:52 am
I used to GM D&D a good deal, but as hard as they try to promote it the d20 system just doesn't seem to cut for other genres besides fantasy, so me and my players started creating our own game systems to suit our needs (from an all-ninja campain to massive interstellar battles).

I haven't been playing GM as much lately since two of my most active players recently moved to China. =(
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: crippits on January 26, 2006, 01:29:04 pm
As for board games, i am hooked on Carcassonne, and have all of the expansions but one for it. I am currently spreading the game to all my friends, getting them hooked too.

D&D, yeah i played, for a year or so. The trouble was that we always had to play at night, and because of that, and the normal length of a session was hours long, i would not get much sleep when i did. I'd usually come home just before the sun comes up. I had an awesome Kobold character named Thakmok. Dual wielding dagger and knew like 7 languages. racial max for strength. He actually ended up being the best fighter on the team, incidentally. Of course, a great role playable character. It does help that kobolds are seen as being so weak that they are focused on last when in a group. And being afraid of anything bigger than you was a problem to overcome. He was raised by Elf rangers who for some reason took pity on him as a youngling after killing off every last kobold of the tribe.

I never liked the Magik classes though. the closest i got was a bard, and maybe used a spell once the whole time. I just used her wily charms to influence people. natural 18 charisma can work wonders.

but this was all before version 3. I haven't played since.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on January 28, 2006, 09:35:33 am
Kobolds rock my world.  I have had a ton of fun playing as them and having them in teams.  D20 was how I finally came to enjoy DnD so it holds a special place in my heart.  Before that, the ADnD games I played had not been so hot.  I agree that it is not the be-all and end-all but I appreciate the boost it's given to gaming and I must say it is nice to know that I can walk into any major bookstore and camp out in the gaming section for a while.  Sometimes crass consumerism has its perks.  Currently, the only pen and paper rpg I'm in is a GURPS game that just started off.  The GM transferred his old DnD world into GURPS so it's been an interesting experience so far.  My character is similar to one of the Vazhilok reapers from City of Heroes.  That's the only way I know how to describe him.  What all games are other Sporumites involved in? I'd like to know what people are playing these crazy days.-leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: BPM on January 28, 2006, 10:05:53 pm
O wow... GURPS man... That was the system that started it all for me. My Dad had bought it for me when I was 12 thinking it was one of those "Choose your own adventure" books I was into at the time. I have some great memories of the system. Specially GURPS Supers... We had some great super-hero campaigns going. (And the weirdest super-heros ever too...)
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: sgore on January 29, 2006, 12:52:28 pm
For a change of pace why not try traditional board games in a role playing manner?  :D

Play Monopoly like Industrial Barrons!
Play Clue like Murder Suspects!
Play Scrabble like...like...um...English Professors?
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 29, 2006, 02:08:56 pm
Sorry, you failed the roll for that word, youre character arbitrirly doesnt have the intelligence to have thought of that :P
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on January 29, 2006, 07:01:59 pm
Scrabble for Cthulhu...what more do we need. -leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 30, 2006, 02:28:26 pm
wait a minute, Kz'ath- t'tholamek isnt spelled like that! Yeah, really great game ::)
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Sturek on February 17, 2006, 03:10:59 pm
RPGs: As I am German I would've been beaten if I called myself an RPGer and did not play Dark Eye (Das Schwarze Auge) by Fantasy Productions. I think the current version is very nice (though the quality of the books is still.....not good) and we had tons of fun.
But as you just mentioned Cthulhu, my very favorite RPG (it's actually more a story telling game than an RPG) is Cthulhu.
The German system by Pegasus Press is fantasticj Chaoism has actually published quite a bit of the original German work.
I love everything about this system, great quality, design, stories, sources, hand-outs and overall feel.
Lovecraft is as creepy as it can get.

Boardgames: As I am German, I would've been beaten if I hadn't played the Settlers before the age of 10 ;) I don't really know what you mean with "those crazy German games" ;) i love Settlers and the like.
My favorite board game however is Talisman. I only played it when I was like 12 (my uncle owns it), but I haven't been able to find my own copy...it's out-of-print from what I know and pretty hard to get :(
It's a mix of RPG and boardgame...lots of fun :D
And yes I admit that I have played quite a bit of Magic: The Gathering and still own literally thousands of cards......
But I am clean right now...got away from it........though I played it again a few months ago and immediatly spent 50 bucks on new cards....darn Magic.... :(
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on March 06, 2006, 07:29:26 pm
I have a severely battle-damaged, inherited copy of Talisman.  The original box is missing as are some spells and all of the cardboard character stands.  Luckily, all the Character and Adventure cards are intact.  It had the City, Dungeon and Timescape expansion and was one of my favourite games of all time.  I still have a hankering from time to time to whip it out but it's a game where you need to have space to keep it for a week.  When I was a young and lonely lad, I would just play it by myself....for hours...  Moving away from my geeky chidlhood, this is an amazing game and from what I've heard, Runebound is its descendent so maybe that's worth checking out. -leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 07, 2006, 12:54:13 am
I used to play DnD as a wizard. (Not obvious enough ;))
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: aname on March 09, 2006, 10:33:55 pm
dont. even. say. that.

i want to play it sooooooooo bad! :o
but there is no one to play with  :'(
I want to play soooooooooooooooo badly!
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: CaiphasPotato on March 10, 2006, 06:37:34 am
Well actually we have this club at school called the gaming group and we play DnD. (Ya for high school social outcast) lol. Ya I enjoy playing DnD.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Sturek on March 10, 2006, 10:20:31 am
leeman: what made me think that you'd know Talisman ? ;) As far as I know my uncles game is complete and undamaged and he has the Dungeon expansion that he never played :/ He rarely plays the game, because of the reasons you mentioned, but refuses to sell it. :( and thanks for the Runebound tip, found it on Amazon and it sounds pretty much like Talisman....might get it once I get my next paycheck ;)
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on March 16, 2006, 11:07:39 am
I play D&D with my younger sister as GM, Or I DM for my friends and father and sister (Sorry bout'  the bad grammer). The only board game I really play is monopoly, with my friends.

I play as one of the playable monster races in the second monster manual, as a monk. Posion dusk lizardfolk rule. He's a first level character, but he has a 19 ac when naked and +10 to his hide skill. jeezus. His name's Narachnio Farthest.
"Tho becuth he haff Fangth, I haff too thpek withh a lithp whunefer I thpeek I charuter. thpeech ith a bits."
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: BPM on March 17, 2006, 10:27:34 am
Well actually we have this club at school called the gaming group and we play DnD. (Ya for high school social outcast) lol. Ya I enjoy playing DnD.

Damn man, I wish my high school had a club like that. And a paintball club too for that matter.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Djfinny on March 17, 2006, 11:42:50 am
Years ago, my friends and I were really into D&D (2nd Editon rules).  My older brother, over the years collected many of the hard covered books (Players Handbook, Monster Manual, DM Guide etc) and probably a dozen of the models.  I remember the Giant series (G series), D, B, A series - I can't remember them all.  A few years later, my brother gave them to me as he knows that I'll take care of them (I used to collect a few comics and mags - so I had them sealed up, boarded and stored - I'd imagine their probably worth a few bucks at this point)
A few years back during the Neverwinter Nights mod craze - I actually found and download a few of these NWN mods that I remember playing with paper and dice as a kid.  (ie: G1 - Steading of the Hill Giant Chief) What's even more interesting (when I took my printed G1 mod out of of it's bag and sat down to compared it to the NWN mod) is that the NWN mod author had taken the time to duplicate my original printed module perfectly - even the 2d NWN maps were created to scale vs my printed maps.  Someone really took the time to  make this mod accurate.  Gary Gygax (sp?) the original D&D author (of the manuals and many of the original modules) would be proud.

I also played a little Gamma Wars (Nuked future world RPG), Traveler (Space Tactical Combat RPG) and Rune World (more detailed D&D type RPG) but nothing was a fun as the original D&D.  Now, I'm playing Baulders Gate 2 now and I'm still trying to get a feel for the new (3rd Edt?) rules.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: HolsteinCow on March 22, 2006, 09:26:29 am
I have had the GURPS basic set for a year now and I have never had the chance to play it. :(
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on March 22, 2006, 09:58:19 pm
I played gamma wars with my father once. I was a giant, cute fuzzy, purple striped polar bear.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on March 29, 2006, 12:30:32 pm
Started with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, followed with Ninjas and Superspies, and then descended into the mixed-bag that is Rifts. Played those for a little while but, being elected as the GM / DM for the group, I found that I detested the use of dice. I felt they slowed the story down, put all the session's focus on these long-ass battles that were oftentimes inconsequential -- your players vs. bandits or whatever, just so you could introduce another plot-point that would pay off later.

Eventually started making up my own games with my friends and dropped the dice altogether. What I say goes. The stories are far better and deeper, the action tends to be more freeform and creative -- overall, a better way of handling it, IMO. I don't begrudge anyone their positive experiences with the dice games, but I could never go back to playing them. We tried briefly about six months ago, even trying out D&D for the first time. We did everything traditionally, except I added in some special things that everyone agreed made the system work better. Still didn't get into it as well, so we reverted back to our style.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on April 03, 2006, 05:30:29 am
Diceless...roleplaying.....EVILLL!!!!!!!!!! >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on April 03, 2006, 05:44:40 am
Diceless...roleplaying.....EVILLL!!!!!!!!!! >:( >:( >:(
Much of what makes storytelling as powerful as it can be is pacing, which is pretty much thrown out the window using dice in these games. And to the people I GM for, the stories and characters are the most important things. Taking an hour out of the storyline to fight something wasn't acceptable. To be honest, the players were shocked with my decision at first as well; they couldn't imagine playing without dice. But they were willing to give it a chance. Within a single session, they were all converts; it allowed them more flexibility of action, quicker response time, and it kept things moving at a healthy clip. Something that would ordinarily have taken several game sessions now only took one, which made each session seem more densely packed with content.

I'm not saying it would work with everyone; I'm simply saying that it works for us. And to a point that dice roleplaying is no longer an option for any of us.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on April 03, 2006, 05:56:23 am
Whatevah....

ANyway, I wa just pokin' fun.  ;D
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on April 03, 2006, 07:16:08 am
I figured. Just explaining our stance on the matter, as there have been people that have seemed rather (and oddly) hostile to the concept. But hey. To each his or her own.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on April 03, 2006, 08:45:24 am
Or its...You forget the hermaphrodites... ;D
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on April 06, 2006, 07:06:53 pm
aww, man.  I hoped we were going to get enbroiled in the classic Roll-player vs Role-player fight.  Sigh...you can't depend on you people for anything.  -leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on April 07, 2006, 11:34:07 am
Ya' know it! ;D
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on April 09, 2006, 10:54:14 pm
Ah, RPGs. Real ones, not pixellated scripted rubbish.

I'm very into free-form RPGs at the moment, forums are ideal for them because you can think about things before you post (and being a mod for GMing helps). If you play with the right people, dice are unnecessary.

Having said that, I have had a lot of fun playing dice-based RPGs over the years. From D&D to our own games, they're all fun. *Looks over old campaign notes*
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on April 10, 2006, 10:09:47 am
I'm very into free-form RPGs at the moment, forums are ideal for them because you can think about things before you post (and being a mod for GMing helps). If you play with the right people, dice are unnecessary.

Pfft. Thinking about things before you make a move? How basic. ;)
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on April 10, 2006, 02:03:49 pm
Well, posibly not. You aren't really given that much time to think when charged by a kobald swarm.
I give all of my players one round (15 seconds) to think of their action. or more if their int/con is high. evil hombrewed rule, I know.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Legodragonxp on April 11, 2006, 01:49:08 pm
I don't play much anymore, but the last few RPGs we did we ended up just using whatever rule worked best for the GM. It was a demiensional-time travel game with 'linking-books' to jump from dimension to dimension. Extremely free-form. Handing a D&D warrior a chainsaw while riding THE TGV that has a bomb on it all while an annoying little NPC 'gremlin' is calling off the time until the train explodes yelling, "14 minutes to Paris!".

You had to be there. It was chaotic, and I wouldn't allow the players more than a few seconds before their thoughts became actions, or inaction... THAT was fun.
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"Your wizard finds a small device that you believe is a weapon. On it are instructions. The enemy soldier are running towards you screaming something at you."

"I try a read spell to figure out the instructions."

(roll roll) "You just about figure it out, but there isn't any time. Do you do what the instruction say?"

"Yes! Yes!"

(roll) "Good for you. Perfect roll. You do EXACTLY what the instructions say. (pause). The pin bounces off the helmet of a charging soldier and they all dive for cover. Make a saving throw vs. Death."

"Death?"

"Yeah, I don't have a 'saving throw vs. hand grenades."

"What?"

"The instructions say, (the whole group chimes in) 'PULL PIN AND THROW'"

I miss those games.

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Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: ilikesanta on April 16, 2006, 10:00:09 pm
I miss playing paper/pen RPG's, did d&d, Mavel Super Heros, TMNT, and my all time favorite Shadow Run. I wish I could get a weekly game going but I don't know any good nerds any more. I also would like to try out star wars d20... My kindom for a GM!!! :-[
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on April 19, 2006, 07:28:22 am
Well, posibly not. You aren't really given that much time to think when charged by a kobald swarm.
I give all of my players one round (15 seconds) to think of their action. or more if their int/con is high. evil hombrewed rule, I know.
We tend to play games pretty close to real-time, so players tend to be quick getting out what they want to do in any situation. For complex situations or ones that require more information, I'll give them a respite. But for basic combat, they're fast. I sometimes have a hard time keeping up with what everyone is doing; it gets pretty frantic and crazy, and by the end of it you actually feel your adrenaline going. Pretty visceral for a game of this nature.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on April 19, 2006, 09:26:20 am
Paranoia is a great game for moving very quickly and developing a break-neck pace.  Players are meant to feel uncomfortable and confused so you don't have to feel too bad about it.  Quick sum-up for those who don't know: Paranoia (and its latest incarnation Paranoia XP) is a roleplaying game that parodies dark distopias like 1984, Logan's Run, Soylent Green, and Sesame Street.  There might be a lie hidden there.  Players play a series of clones that are constantly being blown up, vapourized, and mangled while trying to commit the same heinous acts on the other players.  Lots of zaniness.  Lots of fun.  I wouldn't recommend Paranoia for new gamers unless you know that it would fit with their sense of humour.  My fiancee, for one, absolutely loves it despite not being a serious gamer.  She's a big fan of wackiness, though, and that helps.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on April 19, 2006, 11:22:10 am
Paranoia is a great game for moving very quickly and developing a break-neck pace.  Players are meant to feel uncomfortable and confused so you don't have to feel too bad about it.  Quick sum-up for those who don't know: Paranoia (and its latest incarnation Paranoia XP) is a roleplaying game that parodies dark distopias like 1984, Logan's Run, Soylent Green, and Sesame Street.  There might be a lie hidden there.  Players play a series of clones that are constantly being blown up, vapourized, and mangled while trying to commit the same heinous acts on the other players.  Lots of zaniness.  Lots of fun.  I wouldn't recommend Paranoia for new gamers unless you know that it would fit with their sense of humour.  My fiancee, for one, absolutely loves it despite not being a serious gamer.  She's a big fan of wackiness, though, and that helps.  Good stuff.

I think we play games similar to that one on occasion. In fact, I can think of at least a few storylines that have reflected that sort of mentality. Whether we'd be interesting in adopting a formal RPG or not is the problem; I think we've moved on to a point where we're not interested unless it's one we've devised ourselves.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on April 19, 2006, 11:23:34 am
Paranoia (and its latest incarnation Paranoia XP) is a roleplaying game that parodies dark distopias like 1984, Logan's Run, Soylent Green, and Sesame Street.  There might be a lie hidden there.

Of course! Eating people is fun!
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on April 19, 2006, 11:30:49 am
Paranoia (and its latest incarnation Paranoia XP) is a roleplaying game that parodies dark distopias like 1984, Logan's Run, Soylent Green, and Sesame Street.  There might be a lie hidden there.

Of course! Eating people is fun!
Had games featuring that too. :)
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on April 19, 2006, 03:43:21 pm
Most of the Evil campaigns I've been in have involved some good ole fashioned cannibalism.  I think gamers think, "Heck, I'm already evil, what's the deal if I eat some Steve?"  Bizarre.  Although I shouldn't speak because I instigate it.  We won't delve into that too deeply though...-leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Damned_Zombie on April 19, 2006, 06:14:21 pm
Damn, I wish I could play some RPGs with you guys! None of my friends really get into it when we play... so we just give up and play SSBM :(
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on April 19, 2006, 07:50:32 pm
You could design an RPG from Smash Brothers.  Let's see, Link is totally a Ranger,  Dr. Mario is a Paladin and Jigglypuff is totally a Bard.  It's fool-proof! -leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on April 20, 2006, 07:58:58 am
Most of the Evil campaigns I've been in have involved some good ole fashioned cannibalism.  I think gamers think, "Heck, I'm already evil, what's the deal if I eat some Steve?"  Bizarre.  Although I shouldn't speak because I instigate it.  We won't delve into that too deeply though...-leeman

Yeah, but that's too easy. It's a lot more fun when you can get good people to eat folks. ;) That's the trick.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on April 22, 2006, 07:45:13 am
Most of the Evil campaigns I've been in have involved some good ole fashioned cannibalism.  I think gamers think, "Heck, I'm already evil, what's the deal if I eat some Steve?"  Bizarre.  Although I shouldn't speak because I instigate it.  We won't delve into that too deeply though...-leeman

Yeah, but that's too easy. It's a lot more fun when you can get good people to eat folks. ;) That's the trick.

Now that's an idea. *plots*

I'm always playing practical jokes on our Paladin, maybe I can make him lose his alignment and class features by eating someone...
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on April 22, 2006, 10:47:26 am
Probably not unless you have a really mean GM.  Although the DnD alignment system is all about actions over intent so maybe...
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on April 22, 2006, 11:52:47 am
Probably not unless you have a really mean GM.  Although the DnD alignment system is all about actions over intent so maybe...

Knowing our GM he wouldn't make him change his alignment after eating it if he didn't know what it was, but if I told him afterwards and he didn't disassociate with me he could lose his abilities as well... and I'm willing to bet that the GM would enforce that (and totally put some major curse on my ass, like turn me into an elf or something... pansy elves, they really irritate me, especially the paladin, self-righteous bastard. I mean, an eleven paladin? Be a druid or a wizard like you're meant to be, elves shouldn't be paladins. I guess it's just the combination of the two, elven paladins with their stupid pointy ears and their poncy knees-bent running about and-

Wait, what were we talking about?
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: ilikesanta on April 22, 2006, 08:30:00 pm
Anyone else here tried to make their own RPG? I started making plans for an 80's rpg. I had classes like Nerd, cop, jock, P.I. fat guy. I had this thing called Cool Points that kinda worked like force points from star wars 20d. So when faced with an impossible challenge they could use cool points to and points to any die roll. The Nerd had this ability that if he took off his glasses his int and dex would drop but he would get a bonus to char and a bunch of extra cool points. The fat guy had a skill called dumb luck that gave him a bonus to all saving throws and with each successful save instead of just getting out of the way of a bullet or got away from an explotion, he would just trip and fall and start a chain of events that would blow everything up but he would end up surviving. I had a bunch of stuff like that in it. It was mostly meant to make fun of 80s movies cheese. But again I don't have any good geek friends so I could never really developed it or try it out :-[
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on April 23, 2006, 09:09:46 am
The webcomic www.pvponline.com had something similar years ago.  it was Gamer: The Gaming and you roleplayed a roleplayer playing an rpg and had to roleplay for both characters and use skills like Dice-cheating and min/maxing.  Very funny idea.

Daxx, you are after my own heart.  I have come to loathe all elves, especially elven paladins.  If Chrissy is reading, I apologize but I'm afraid it's true.  I had to deal with a very obnoxious elven paladin npc that used to be the GM's main character in the campaign world when she was a player.  We travelled all over elf-dom and ran into nothing but rude and surly elves that hated our very being.  Got old very quickly.  I feel your pain.  I really do.  -leeman
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on April 23, 2006, 11:39:50 pm
Anyone else here tried to make their own RPG?
Depends on what you mean by that. I've never attempted to put down on paper the games that the players and I have created for others to utilize as a basis for their own gaming content, but I can reasonably say that we've created at least two dozen original games over the last decade or so -- two of which have sucked up thousands of hours of our lives. In fact, we've played our own games far longer and with better results than playing any others.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Mr. Consideration on April 30, 2006, 09:52:50 am
I did with a few friends, with my mates dad as Dungeon Master. We kept sneaking into his room to peek at dungeon plans, and everytime we did he used to give us something baaaad. In the end this happened:

We cheated, and have to fight 15 minotaurs that suprise us at night. Eventualy, my Magic User negotiated the end of the battle, as we both had taken heavy losses. The Minotaurs demanded food and we fed them a  bunch of recently dead bandits and our dog.

Later on, We cheated again, and he made the people in town take us prisoner. We told them we were envoys of the king, and he would destroy them if he found what they had done. They then proceeded to hold us to ransom. We cheated again, and escaped. We encountered no villagers of guards as we left our prison, and we checked every door. We then preceeded to shout, whilst DM says "The Villagers may be distracted."
The village was overun by Vampires, who were butchering people right and left. We called upon our gods, and saved the day. The God that came was the God of my Orc, and he demanded the sacrifice of elves. and killed the elven party members.

We eventualy lost nmost of our party, scattered around and in trouble. In the end, my evil cleric and my assasin were the last characters, and we died fighting.....

Bummer. Taught me never to cheat, though.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Damned_Zombie on April 30, 2006, 01:19:23 pm
That sounded so awesome.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on April 30, 2006, 05:14:52 pm
Never, never irritate the GM.

http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1128677&lastnode_id=24172
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gunner on August 10, 2006, 08:02:12 am
I Rp but only with rules I had to make up  :'(
But they are fun with my brother and my friends.
They're sort of GURPS that I made.
But Id love to find a site with DnD rules.... Anyone  :-\
Edit: Found one! ;D
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on August 11, 2006, 03:45:20 pm
Wow, you remind me of myself, necromancer.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on August 11, 2006, 05:50:15 pm
(http://imgur.com/8EHIf.jpg)

Yay, I got to use my new macro.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on August 30, 2006, 03:02:10 pm
Well, my GM sucks...but otherwise I'd play dnd. The GM is a very straightforward one..
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on August 31, 2006, 08:21:32 am
Well, my GM sucks...but otherwise I'd play dnd. The GM is a very straightforward one..

How many players do you have in your group?
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on August 31, 2006, 02:31:46 pm
We had maybe 3 people as characters, one GM. I tried playing Rifts once...it's a reall cool concept, but sorta hard to get into, especially if your entire group has never played it before. So i never really played that...
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on September 01, 2006, 08:42:15 am
We had maybe 3 people as characters, one GM. I tried playing Rifts once...it's a reall cool concept, but sorta hard to get into, especially if your entire group has never played it before. So i never really played that...

First of all, Rifts. Ignore the rules. Make up your own. It's a pretty trippy setting anyway, so it won't matter but it will help you fashion things without having to be so damned accurate to the original book's concepts. That's what I did years ago, and it improves the flow of the game immensely. It also lets the other players know that all they need to know is what you tell them, which is better for them than having to read through every expansion book to that universe. The GM rules all. Period.

Regarding your lackluster GM: Co-GM a game with him sometime and let the other two people play. The way it works best, I've found, is for the primary GM to handle the overall campain formulation, while the secondary GM controls what all the villains are doing. In essence, the 2nd GM is playing but as all the villains. They're formulating schemes that fit in with the primary GM's scenarios, they're looking at it from a more purely driven character point of view. You also take a lot of the die-rolling out of his hands so he can focus on how things are working in the overall session.

This does a lot of things:

1) It makes the villains more challenging since they're getting so much more attention.
2) It makes them more interesting since you can include character nuances in them that a GM alone might not include. This is also good as it can help springboard future ideas for him.
3) It takes the die out of his hands almost entirely, so he can focus on how things are progressing, whether his campaign requires alteration based on what's happening, etc.

Anyway, just a thought. I did this a few times before I became the GM for the group, and made several villains that to this day (some ten years later) people still wince when they hear their names.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Mr. Consideration on September 01, 2006, 12:06:47 pm
Sounds fun, Pilot.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on September 01, 2006, 07:13:00 pm
Thanks for the tip..I'll remember that.

Now to implement d20 rules into rifts...

Actually...now to find my rifts book! I lost it...:(
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on September 02, 2006, 11:39:07 am
Thanks for the tip..I'll remember that.

Now to implement d20 rules into rifts...

Actually...now to find my rifts book! I lost it...:(

Eh, do what I did: Toss the dice altogether. As I said: GM rules all. GM is law!
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on September 02, 2006, 11:52:19 am
heh, once I was playing dnd and my group had just started, we were all level 1 and we had to go against a great white dragon. Well, I found that frustrating so I pissed on the dragon. Then I got killed via molestation by 1,000 gay bilbos...
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on September 02, 2006, 12:05:04 pm
heh, once I was playing dnd and my group had just started, we were all level 1 and we had to go against a great white dragon. Well, I found that frustrating so I pissed on the dragon. Then I got killed via molestation by 1,000 gay bilbos...

See, me being the way I am ... I would have had the dragon die from your piss, since it has an unheard of allergy to the stuff. A GM should reward really creative actions like that. :)
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on September 03, 2006, 02:17:53 pm
Heh, whenever teammates die we always give the body to the barbarian to eat. And the bones are made into lockpicks by anyone with crafting ability.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on September 03, 2006, 03:40:58 pm
heh, once I was playing dnd and my group had just started, we were all level 1 and we had to go against a great white dragon. Well, I found that frustrating so I pissed on the dragon. Then I got killed via molestation by 1,000 gay bilbos...

See, me being the way I am ... I would have had the dragon die from your piss, since it has an unheard of allergy to the stuff. A GM should reward really creative actions like that. :)

My players have learnt not to be stupid. They learnt by dying a lot. Now I don't have to worry about them pissing around (pardon the pun).
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on September 04, 2006, 09:45:35 am
coughlearnedcough.


Heh, when I first started I just bashed every door I came by down. That didn't turn out too well...
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on September 05, 2006, 10:52:42 am
heh, once I was playing dnd and my group had just started, we were all level 1 and we had to go against a great white dragon. Well, I found that frustrating so I pissed on the dragon. Then I got killed via molestation by 1,000 gay bilbos...

See, me being the way I am ... I would have had the dragon die from your piss, since it has an unheard of allergy to the stuff. A GM should reward really creative actions like that. :)

My players have learnt not to be stupid. They learnt by dying a lot. Now I don't have to worry about them pissing around (pardon the pun).

It's not stupid if it's in character and makes sense based on who that character is. I've had players knowingly send their characters to their deaths -- and not new characters -- because it was what their characters would do.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on September 07, 2006, 04:55:13 pm
Eh, I always play as a paladin.

At least twenty of em. Lately I've played two tiefling paladins, a half orc paladin, two human paladins and an elf paladin. And a posion dusk lizardfolk monk.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on September 08, 2006, 05:47:49 am
coughlearnedcough.

coughactuallyit'sspeltproperly,andnotlikeyoubloodyyankscough.

Next time try correcting something that's spelt incorrectly. Oh, and please don't abuse my language.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on September 08, 2006, 09:23:18 pm
I assume England doesn't use learned as the past participle of learn. America does, however. And I know you think I'm just another dumbass American that butchers the English language, so I'm not even gonna try to improve my appearance any more than I just did.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Mr. Consideration on September 10, 2006, 01:30:13 am
I assume England doesn't use learned as the past participle of learn.

You assume correctly. Back on topic.....
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Manna on September 20, 2006, 04:42:00 pm
I'm a big RPG fan, anyone heard of Warhammer Quest? Its out of print now but its a kind of hero quest-warhammer classic-DnD hybrid. It has all the roleplay elements but I'm a big fan of actually seeing the representation of the bad guy you're fighting and the layout of a dungeon. Just thought I'd see if anyone else had heard of it.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on September 22, 2006, 01:16:34 pm
A hybrid of hero quest and warhammer?
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Manna on September 22, 2006, 05:51:43 pm
Sure it has board pieces that you can join together with doors and the miniatures are just warhammer classic so you can still add to them. There's a DM though so its still heavily based on RPG
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on September 29, 2006, 08:30:44 pm
I...sort of get it, I think.  :-\
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on December 12, 2006, 05:14:47 pm
Just wondering, does anyone ever MUD/MUSH/MOO?

Those are interesting Role playing type things..
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on December 19, 2006, 07:15:25 am
Just wondering, does anyone ever MUD/MUSH/MOO?

Those are interesting Role playing type things..

I used to MUD a bit back before UO launched, then I switched over to that. They were fun for their time period, though I'm not sure how strong they'd be in this day and age. I guess it depends on the people running it.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on January 10, 2007, 08:22:33 am
I played the Discworld MUD for years. So much so that after many failed attempts to learn how to type quickly using Maevis Beacon and Mario Teaches Typing, after playing the MUD for so long, I realized my typing had just naturally sped up.  Pretty geeky and cool. -leeman
Title: MEAN
Post by: Luminar on January 12, 2007, 12:08:45 am
I wouldn't say Warhammer is really roleplaying, having dabbled in it.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Cool AN on January 12, 2007, 03:35:11 pm
Warhammer isn't roleplaying, it's turn based strategy.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on January 12, 2007, 07:00:48 pm
Just wondering, does anyone ever MUD/MUSH/MOO?

Those are interesting Role playing type things..

I used to MUD a bit back before UO launched, then I switched over to that. They were fun for their time period, though I'm not sure how strong they'd be in this day and age. I guess it depends on the people running it.
It's weird. My friends are all like "Teh omg dat's too oldz skool 4 me", but...they aren't really. I mean, there's a harry potter moo..with often WAY over 50 people on at once. I'm on an ender's game one though.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on January 13, 2007, 06:40:41 pm
Warhammer isn't roleplaying, it's turn based strategy.

Except for that roleplaying game that GW released decades ago which was set in the Warhammer universe.

I still have really really old White Dwarfs which have scenarios for that, somewhere.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Manna on January 13, 2007, 11:26:36 pm
Warhammer isn't roleplaying, it's turn based strategy.

Except for that roleplaying game that GW released decades ago which was set in the Warhammer universe.

I still have really really old White Dwarfs which have scenarios for that, somewhere.

There's Warhammer Quest which is the warhammer fantasy RPG and there's a couple of squad based RPGs, one for 40k and one for fantasy but their names escape me.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Slartibartfast on January 14, 2007, 12:03:46 am
Warhammer isn't roleplaying, it's turn based strategy.

Except for that roleplaying game that GW released decades ago which was set in the Warhammer universe.

I still have really really old White Dwarfs which have scenarios for that, somewhere.
They released a new version in 2005.
(http://www.temp.sfbok.se/kat/img/51907.jpg)
I wish they'd detailed the setting more.  It is what makes Warhammer, WARHAMMER in my opinion.

They're also planning a 40K RPG too.

http://www.blackindustries.com/?template=BI
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on January 14, 2007, 06:36:54 am
That is awesome. (Damn you, now I'm considering getting it. No! No more money from my pocket will go to GW!)
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Cool AN on January 16, 2007, 01:06:36 am
I can see the Warhammer RPG, but the 40K? Yeah it could be good but still they would have to bend some of the fluff to make it right. Though that hasn't stopped GW before.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 17, 2007, 09:40:51 am
Just wondering, does anyone ever MUD/MUSH/MOO?

Those are interesting Role playing type things..

I used to MUD a bit back before UO launched, then I switched over to that. They were fun for their time period, though I'm not sure how strong they'd be in this day and age. I guess it depends on the people running it.
It's weird. My friends are all like "Teh omg dat's too oldz skool 4 me", but...they aren't really. I mean, there's a harry potter moo..with often WAY over 50 people on at once. I'm on an ender's game one though.

Yes, but these are the same people that likely write Harry Potter fan-fiction in their spare time, so playing a text-based game likely isn't much of a departure. And when I said that, I meant mostly for me; I don't think I could go back to a MUD in this day and age. I much prefer roleplaying to be in person with a group. With pizza.

'Cause a roleplaying session without pizza ain't a session.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gunner on January 17, 2007, 07:20:45 pm
Mud Mush Moo? ???
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on January 17, 2007, 08:00:51 pm
Mud Mush Moo? ???

MUDs, MUSHes, and MOOs are acronyms similar to the more common and current MMOG [Massively Multiplayer Online Game], which they are the predecessors of. They are text-based roleplaying games, often involving players navigating a dungeon (though there are, of course, other settings). The difference, and this might seem somewhat ironic, is that they tend to possess more depth than MMOGs do since one could easily make the argument that anyone willing to play a text-based game is likely more 'hardcore' than someone playing a MMOG is on the average.

For more detailed information, check out the following links:
MUD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUD)
MUSH (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUSH)
MOO (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOO)
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on January 18, 2007, 05:41:07 am
Guys, check this out. It's awesome. Stumbleupon threw this up yesterday.

http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?cat=14
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on January 20, 2007, 10:00:24 am
ok. That's HILARIOUS.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on February 11, 2007, 06:55:49 pm
Sorry to double post, but it's been a week and a half..

I just started making Rifts characters again, but now it actually makes sense to me..i could have lotsa fun with this.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on February 12, 2007, 11:16:47 am
Sorry to double post, but it's been a week and a half..

I just started making Rifts characters again, but now it actually makes sense to me..i could have lotsa fun with this.

Rifts is a fun universe. I'm not a huge fan of the game system (as I don't like any, so that's not a slight against it), but the universe they've created for people to interact with is entertaining. Then again, it's like they tossed anything and everything into a pile and gave you permission to dive into it, so I suppose it being fun isn't a shock.

Give us some details on your character, man. It's been a while since I heard anyone gush over their in-game avatar.

In fact, this thread is slowly down, perhaps that should be the new point of it: Post your favorite characters that you've gamed with, the best experiences, etc. Anything goes.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on February 12, 2007, 04:20:55 pm
I just made a burster (fire-psychic)..he's really weird, in that he's almost supernaturally intelligent, and as strong as an ox. He hates the coalition (he's psionic, of course he does), and he's unprincipled. He's got some basic mechanical skills, and can speak spanish and american. His parents were taken by the coalition while he was young, and for an unknown reason they left him alive. He doesn't know if his parents are alive or not.I haven't really fleshed him out, since I haven't rped with him yet, but I want to make him aggressive-friendly. And i haven't selected his equiptment.

I really wanna make a techno-wizard next...
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on February 12, 2007, 06:42:08 pm
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6250/riftsvs3.jpg)
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: PHI-1618 on February 12, 2007, 08:33:50 pm
I just made a burster (fire-psychic)..he's really weird, in that he's almost supernaturally intelligent, and as strong as an ox. He hates the coalition (he's psionic, of course he does), and he's unprincipled. He's got some basic mechanical skills, and can speak spanish and american. His parents were taken by the coalition while he was young, and for an unknown reason they left him alive. He doesn't know if his parents are alive or not.I haven't really fleshed him out, since I haven't rped with him yet, but I want to make him aggressive-friendly. And i haven't selected his equiptment.

I really wanna make a techno-wizard next...

Ah, a Burster. That's a strong class. I remember playing as a Psi-Stalker while one of my friends was playing as a Burster, and the entire game (outside of the other players trying to do their assorted things) involved the two of us playing a game of cat-and-mouse. It was very interesting, though I'd warrant that has more to do with the fact that the guy playing Burster knew what he was doing.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Uroboros on April 01, 2007, 05:13:57 pm
Paranoia is a great game for moving very quickly and developing a break-neck pace.  Players are meant to feel uncomfortable and confused so you don't have to feel too bad about it.  Quick sum-up for those who don't know: [DELETED FOR SECURITY REASONS]
Pay no attention to Lemurbouy, his clone template has obviously been corrupted by commie mutant traitors. Paranoia's Alpha Complex is a blissful utopian society where nothing could go wrong. Even in the absurdly unlikely event of a little mishap, we have our diligent troubleshooter squads to help restore things to their maximum efficiency. Now, you'll have to excuse me while I escort Lemurbouy to a [DELETED FOR SANITY REASONS] booth.

Remember that happiness is mandatory, citizens!
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on April 18, 2007, 03:07:04 am
Lem-R-BOY 2 reporting in for duty.  Oh my, it seems my former self made quite the mess.  I shall serve the computer quite diligently in his stead.  Now where did I put my Fission-powered toothbrush...?
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Kcronos on April 18, 2007, 12:44:18 pm
Lemurbouy!  I remember you!  You were on that RP with Sgore and LadyM!
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on April 26, 2007, 05:13:47 pm
Possibly.  These days, I don't write as much as I should but I read a fair bit.  Any good things going on rpgwise on the board?
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: smurfslayer on May 19, 2007, 07:18:39 pm
I play (and often GM) Dungeons and Dragons. I've also done D20 Modern and Star Wars before.  :)
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on May 27, 2007, 08:36:18 pm
I remember back in the mid nintees when my dad played with me and my siblings, we were using first ed. Back then, the imposed penalties on stats depending on your gender. I think it took about five seconds for my dad to say "No, I think we can just ignore those rules." Thus, it made my siblings immensly happy and my older sister continued to play D&D for about five years. I'm the only dedicated one, however.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on May 28, 2007, 03:07:46 am
Back then, the imposed penalties on stats depending on your gender.

They should have kept those.

-1 STR, +1 CHA
More or less sums women up entirely.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: lemurbouy on May 29, 2007, 10:24:53 pm
does it now?
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on May 30, 2007, 04:33:20 am
does it now?

Yes.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Daxx on June 14, 2007, 09:45:24 am
Apologies for the double post.

I have a question:
Does anyone else have experience with the Star Wars RPG, specifically the Wizards revised edition (the old one is good too)? I'm considering picking it up but I don't know what sourcebooks to get or whether it's even worth the purchase in the first place.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on July 22, 2007, 06:33:00 am
I just started WoD and Vampire: The Requiem a while back. Damn that's fun! Personally, I like it better than DnD.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: smurfslayer on July 22, 2007, 05:28:43 pm
I've played Star Wars RPG with the old one that came out before Episode 3. It was fun but a lot of the rules were pretty crap. For example, droids were basically unplayable (the rules for playing droids actually contradicted themselves at parts), being a sith basically turned you into a weakling, and star ship battles were a freaking pain in the ass. The new post-episode 3 version is supposed to be a lot better though.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on March 18, 2008, 06:26:30 pm
..this is old, but it appalls me.

http://www.chick.com/articles/dnd.asp

People still believe in witchcraft? What the...
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Doctor Z on March 18, 2008, 06:34:01 pm
Dude... I'm a witch.

Well, Wiccan. But who's fooling, its the same ****.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Gungnir on March 18, 2008, 06:36:19 pm
Well, i mean... DnD type witchcraft. Enlarge person, summoning of demons, magic walls of iron...etc..

And bags of holding. can't forget that.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Doctor Z on March 18, 2008, 06:45:17 pm
Ah. Ok then. Carry on.
Title: Re: Roleplaying games
Post by: Glacies on March 21, 2008, 07:40:08 am
..this is old, but it appalls me.

http://www.chick.com/articles/dnd.asp

People still believe in witchcraft? What the...

...dude. No!