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« on: January 16, 2007, 09:11:30 AM »

Anyone else a fan of role playing games?  I used to play off and on.  Dungeons and Dragons was my first experience playing.  I've enjoyed DMing and creating worlds for D&D - even thought about having an interactive map/game reference online at one point.  One of my other favs is Whitewolf's World of Darkness - the original (I haven't tested the new system but I already don't like the new storyline).  My favorite Whitewolf games are Mage and Werewolf for sure, but often times I ran a mixed group campaign.  I also have Whitewolf's sci fi/psionics in space game, Aeon Trinity but only got to play it once.  Anyone else play, DM, or just have a good or funny RPG story to tell?
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 09:36:52 AM »

I could never get into RPG's even though many of my friends did.  They were never my cup of tea.
Around 1997, I got into Magic The Gathering pretty heavy.

I do have The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for my Xbox 360.
That keeps me busy enough.
I've heard that game can take over 100+ hours to complete.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007, 10:07:11 AM »

I was a huge D&D-er (among other RPGs) when I was younger, but I fell out with it when I was about 18 or 19 and never really did it again after that. I dabbled with online RPGs but fell out with them too. A happy part of my youth but nothing I'd care to repeat.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007, 12:17:33 PM »

I was big into console (PS,PS2) RPGs. Suikoden, Final Fantasy, Shadow Hearts,Persona....

Never really got into MMORPGS on PC. Just way to much time.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2007, 02:40:46 PM »

Sure. Especially Fallout 2, and Planescape torment.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2007, 03:17:33 PM »

I did play some D&D in college, and then later did some more in law school.  Haven't played in years and really didn't use my Gamma World games (have all three versions.)
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2007, 03:25:29 PM »

Well, I was referring mainly to table top pencil and paper RPGs but digital RPGs are cool too.  I enjoyed my fair share of digital RPGs, mainly on the PC.  I sank some time into Everquest and although I love my character (55 Iksar Necromancer) I regret sinking all that time into a game that just wasn't all that rewarding.  I'm all about Neverwinter Nights, which is based on the table-top D&D. 

But I focus much more on table-top RPGs due to not having the restrictions that come with the digital version.  Plus, it's just a good excuse to round up a bunch of friends and have a good time, usually aiming to make a good story.  I always try to make interesting characters.  I typically play a wizard - last time was a gnome with an affinity for mechanical devices.  My designs for the next game are for a split class Fighter/Rogue.
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2007, 03:47:39 PM »

Ah, split classes.  Granted this was back in the days of 1st ED D&D and I hear almost anything goes now but. . .

In the good old gold box days of CRPGs I had a great band of adventurers that, technically, shouldn't have been together since one was a, IIRC CE half-elf, Wizard/Cleric/Fighter and the rest, like the Paladin, were LG.

Yeah, try getting those two into a RL game, without having them kill each other before the adventure starts.   Wink

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2007, 06:18:07 PM »

When we can, Todd, Gary, Bill, and I still get together to play AD&D.  It is a continuation of a story started when we were 13.  Plus, since we only get a chance to play once every 4-6 months, we make it a binge and usually end up laughing and grinning.  RPGs are all storytelling, with some rules and dice thrown in to give you random elements.  With Gary, the uncertain priest (he runs away from undead, as he has a phobia), Todd, the much put-upon and usually abused thief, and Bill, who is a monk from an oriental setting trying to understand these people - it gives you all sorts of weird situations.

We are playing AD&D 2nd edition, as it is what we are used to and there has been no reason to change the entire system.
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2007, 07:35:18 PM »

I was very much into TSR's (later Wizards of the Coast) various D&D and AD&D stuff. I didn't play as much as I would have liked, as many of my friends were barred from playing after the mid 80's D&D scare. I gave up buying anything other than the novels about ten years ago, though recently I have purchasing some of the world of Eberron books. I still have all my old stuff:

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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2007, 08:07:18 PM »

And Warhammer 40,000 I see.  I play Tyranids myself.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2007, 08:55:16 PM »

I bought that starter set because I wanted to start playing, but never got the chance. I never even finished painting the marines that came with it.
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2007, 10:48:21 PM »

I never got into playing D&D type role playing games with the dice and such, but I'm a huge fan of RPG's on various systems.

I'm actually playing through both of the Shen Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga games (great games if you don't mind getting attacked every 5 steps but the battle system makes it a snap) at the moment in addition to the 3rd Shadow Hearts game (weakest of the series IMO).

I just finished up getting all of the hidden/extra stuff in Final Fantasy XII.  Logged about 120 hours on that one!

Here's my favorite RPG's of all time:

1) Final Fantasy 6   (SNES)
2) Shadow Hearts: Covenant   (PS2)
3) Chrono Trigger   (SNES)
4) Phantasy Star IV   (Genesis)
5) Final Fantasy 7    (PS2)
6) Lufia 2     (SNES)
7) Final Fantasy  IV   (SNES)
8) Phantasy Star II   (Genesis)
9) Grandia II   (Dreamcast)
10) Final Fantasy  XII   (PS2) 
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2007, 10:52:35 PM »

Ah, split classes.  Granted this was back in the days of 1st ED D&D and I hear almost anything goes now but. . .

In the good old gold box days of CRPGs I had a great band of adventurers that, technically, shouldn't have been together since one was a, IIRC CE half-elf, Wizard/Cleric/Fighter and the rest, like the Paladin, were LG.

Yeah, try getting those two into a RL game, without having them kill each other before the adventure starts.   Wink

Or a evil necromancer guy running around with a bunch of good characters.  Plus, after the one magic-fearing barbarian dies during a battle, the necromancer raises him as a zombie.  Finally, after suffering a number of wounds that should have been mortal, the barbarian realizes that something is amiss.  He stabs himself repeatedly, screaming, "Why can't I die?"  It helps to have a bunch of weird people playing, that is for sure.
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2007, 09:01:07 AM »

When we can, Todd, Gary, Bill, and I still get together to play AD&D.  It is a continuation of a story started when we were 13.  Plus, since we only get a chance to play once every 4-6 months, we make it a binge and usually end up laughing and grinning.  RPGs are all storytelling, with some rules and dice thrown in to give you random elements.  With Gary, the uncertain priest (he runs away from undead, as he has a phobia), Todd, the much put-upon and usually abused thief, and Bill, who is a monk from an oriental setting trying to understand these people - it gives you all sorts of weird situations.

We are playing AD&D 2nd edition, as it is what we are used to and there has been no reason to change the entire system.

Were you the DM or did you run a character too?  I too have been playing D&D with pretty much the same group of guys since we were around 13 (on and off again) but we usually try new characters, but we still have our originals.  We took turns DMing too, so each of us got to play at some point. 

Seems I always get stuck DMing the majority of the time though.  I don't mind really as I like to create the world.  I've been planning on getting together with some other writers and create an interactive web site for a large campaign, if I ever make time for it.  Right now I'm just trying to get many of my old players back together.

I use 3rd edition simply because it's so much more efficient; it's also more rewarding as you go up levels (you get additional points for ability scores at certain levels and the Feats are awesome).   I do still have my 1st and 2nd edition books though.
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