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Jack Burton

biny little tird

Postby Jack Burton » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:03 pm

sdsichero wrote:Is it the setting or the turn system you think?


The one true JRPG I ever finished was Dragon Quest 8 and my problem with that was the turn system and the crazy amount of grinding I had to do. The game was fun for a bit but the grinding wore on me after a time. The massive amount of cut scenes don't help either.
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AaronW

Rain Partier

Postby AaronW » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:03 pm

sdsichero wrote:Damn you. Wish I had time and a group.

Are you guys on 4e? What setting?


We play a 3.5 game in Greyhawk. For our lots of beer and a couple pretzels style its too complex. Probably going to switch back to 1e/BECM D&D/or Castles and Crusades after the campaign wraps up.
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sdsichero

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Postby sdsichero » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:03 pm

Strict31 wrote:The last RPG I played was Mutants and Masterminds. But ever since my folks died, I just haven't had the patience for role-playing.


Sorry to hear that. Besides here, what replaces your gaming fun?
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Comic_Doctor

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Comic_Doctor » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:04 pm

Yeah, Marvel was TSR.

I played DC, TMNT, D&D, Paranoia, and a few others.
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MoneyMelon

Chief Yankee Wanker

Postby MoneyMelon » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:05 pm

I play stratomatic baseball with jza, statnut and Frag it.

That's kind of like a RPG
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sdsichero

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Postby sdsichero » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:07 pm

Aaron_W wrote:We play a 3.5 game in Greyhawk. For our lots of beer and a couple pretzels style its too complex. Probably going to switch back to 1e/BECM D&D/or Castles and Crusades after the campaign wraps up.


I liked some of the stories set in Greyhawk (Justicar novels) but I don't think I ever played that setting. Did a little Forgotten Realms and generic with 2e rules and D&D (pre-AD&D) rules. 4e looks interesting and some say it is easier. Not sure though, seems like they took away a lot from 3.5...
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sdsichero

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Postby sdsichero » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:09 pm

Comic_Doctor wrote:Yeah, Marvel was TSR.

I played DC, TMNT, D&D, Paranoia, and a few others.


Paranoia, another game I wanted to play but never did. Did play WEG's SW RPG though, that was pretty fun. Oh yeah WEG's Ghostbusters was fun too.
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Comic_Doctor

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Comic_Doctor » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:12 pm

I used to run a Street Fighter campaign too. I forgot about that.
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daitong

penile prisoner

Postby daitong » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:12 pm

I played a ton of AD&D back in the day. Also played Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms. Played some TSR Marvel. CountD was also in the group. ;-)
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Strict31

Rain Partier

Postby Strict31 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:17 pm

Aaron_W wrote:Sorry.


They were pretty much sick at around the same time, so I was taking care of them, and only had a few hours per week to spare to a little bit of online RPing through IRC. Sometimes, not even that much. I mean, I'm not gonna say it was 24/7 or anything. But taking care of two people who have terminal cancer is a bitch. Even when you're not doing something, it's hard to be anything other than exhausted. Mentally or physically. take your pick, you know?

But watching the antics of the other players, for whom the most important thing was how many merits or character points they could squeeze out of the rules, began to irritate me. Like, this was the most darma they could experience...fake drama, and they were just bitching about this or that and min/maxing.

I mean, it was supposed to be a distraction, but increasingly, all I could think about was how frivolous it all was in comparison. After they were both gone, I thought my desire to play would eventually return. But it never really did.

I mean, I still like imaginative diversions like that whole thing. But I just don't have the motivation or patience to dedicate to dealing with it. I mean, if you really think of it, a lot of gaming is devoted to some pointless shit.

I remember years ago, we had a Mage: the Ascension game going, and it got to the point where people were constantly arguing about whatever this combination of that could produce with this amount of dice. I just couldn't sit still for that shit today.
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lancer_man

Expert Post Whore

Postby lancer_man » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:19 pm

I was into GURPS many years ago.
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Strict31

Rain Partier

Postby Strict31 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:21 pm

sdsichero wrote:Sorry to hear that. Besides here, what replaces your gaming fun?


Mainly drawing and writing. Really got into KotOR and Oblivion. Trying to get into Gears of War 2, but it really ain't my cup of tea.
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Jack Burton

biny little tird

Postby Jack Burton » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:43 pm

Strict31 wrote:Mainly drawing and writing. Really got into KotOR and Oblivion. Trying to get into Gears of War 2, but it really ain't my cup of tea.


If you haven't played it you might like Mass Effect. It's got blue alien space bitches!
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AaronW

Rain Partier

Postby AaronW » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:44 pm

Mass Effect rules.
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sdsichero

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Postby sdsichero » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:48 pm

Comic_Doctor wrote:I used to run a Street Fighter campaign too. I forgot about that.


Was that White Wolf?

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