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Any roleplayers here?
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Any roleplayers here?
Since we are all anime fans here, I'd like to see if there are any roleplayers in our group?
I've been playing tabletop roleplaying games ( RPG's ) since 1998 and have known about them for much longer ( late eighties ). In the past I've played Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Dungeons and Dragons 3.0 and 3.5, Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Star Wars Saga Edition, the MechWarrior RPG 2nd Edition and a few other systems for shorter runs. Currently I am mostly gamemastering Pathfinder, with an on-and-off second group where I mostly play, but it seems like I'll GM there, too.
If there's anybody who wants to talk a bit about RPGs, I am game. I also can give advice for people who want to get into this business.
I did, at one point, tried getting into Warhammer 40K, but it also proved counterproductive. It was way too time consuming, drastically limited my time outdoors & time I spend at the range, and the rabid fans eventually nailed the last nail on the coffin. I do admit, painting the figures was fun, and the Tau proved interesting, for a while... but the retcon exercise is killing it. In fact, retcon in W40K tend to do more harm than good. I can't imagine myself ever touching that again.
On the other hand, I have been thinking, maybe we should get together and have a simpler RPG moment. I remember back in college, we used to do that with MIRC... something we call... urm, TEXT-RPG, where you have a GM, imagined situation, and player characters.
Well, there are entire play-by-post campaigns going on on the Paizo ( producers of the Pathfinder RPG ) forum going on. ^^
WH40K never really worked for me. It has some cool elements, but on a whole, it is way, waaay to Grimdark for me. I can only really stand it on the basis of parody, like the very excellent Caiphias Cain, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM! novels.
Well, there are entire play-by-post campaigns going on on the Paizo ( producers of the Pathfinder RPG ) forum going on
Well, I think we could do the same here, except I personally think its better with real-time. Members who missed the chance to participate however, can always get updates from posts.
WH40K never really worked for me
The grimdark itself is becoming a parody with or without Ciaphias Cain pointing it out. Really, the
is getting ridiculously hilarious. The more I learn about the latest edition, the more I go:
are you serious?
The first and second editions were reasonably believable, but as time went on, no longer.
Then there are the fans... oh gawd, the fans. They would not stop arguing about the
an Imperial lasgun supposedly would have on the human body. And here I am... someone who actually
as a hobby... you can see how their
would irritate me to no end.
Yes, there were times when I really want to
cap their ass!
I am still in my exams phase, so working out
campaign would be quite difficult at this time, I fear. Maybe next year.
And, yes, the writers on WH40K
serious. Well, aside from Sandy Mitchell, I guess. But on a whole, the universe is not intended as a grand parody, although it may come off as that to some. I won't hazard a guess as to which personality types it actually is written for, although you can probably guess, given how you had contact with the players.
Pen & paper, if anything, certainly has no fee, unlike MMOs
And of course, total-freedom, if you have the imagination. But the only serious sit-down-rpg-with-close-friends was one I participated in college using MIRC. Otherwise, I can't say I've ever gotten into the gig. Sitting down for hours doing the same thing is not my cup of tea.
I would, though, for this group...
And W40K players I met really need a life. Or rather, a
life. I've burst their bubbles more than once, and I think some eventually came to hate me for it.
As I said, maybe next year. This year is full... I don't know yet what next year will bring, given that I will finally have finished college. ^^
I am kinda surprised that Tak and I seem to be the only ones who are ( or were ) into roleplaying games. I'd have thought that consuming anime would be something which would lead to RPGs being a logical next step in a lot of ways.
Pen and paper RPGs were never my thing. Now, digital ones...
"I'd have thought that consuming anime would be something which would lead to RPGs being a logical next step in a lot of ways."
Well, that instead led to what I do by venting my frustration at a range pretending the targets are my most hated characters in
And I lost count how many shells I popped in 2008... ... ...
I tell ya, it works.
For each his own, I say.
My frustrations get better with a good discussion nd RPGs keep my creative side alive.
Also, digital RPGs are fine, too ( Dragon Age: Origins, Baldurs Gate, yay! ), but still limited compared to what you can do in tabletop RPGs. Although there you run into a far higher incidence of players absolutely ruining any attempt at a cinematic encounter.
Or so I've heard...
Well, I still play Final Fantasy, Super Robot Wars... er... and a lot of many other things...
Oh yeah, Elder Scrolls since Oblivion... where I created a harem of sorts...
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I'd have thought that consuming anime would be something which would lead to RPGs being a logical next step in a lot of ways.
D&D actually played a role in getting me into anime. Basically my brother and I played a little bit of D&D with our former neighbours. We didn't get very far with it, but my brother liked it enough to join a combined anime/gaming club in university. However he couldn't make the gaming nights so he ended up attending anime screenings instead and ended up showing me some anime because of that. And the contamination kind of spread from there. :lol:
Anyhow, as enjoyable as pen and paper RPGs can be I find them
too time consuming. I've done some forum based roleplaying online but it's tended more towards freeform than systems based. I've tried a bit of chat room roleplay but I find that too quick and messy for my tastes.
Oh, tabletop RPGs really can be time-consuming, depending on how much and how fast you want to aquire system mastery and how much playtime per week you have. But it is a worthy undertaking, IMO.
I did a D&D 3.5 campaign with friends that lasted a smidge over a year (I got rather attached to my elf rogue/assassin. <3 There's to be a sequel coming up soon.)
Other then that, I'm usually playing stuff like DA Origins.
PS - And a bit besided that, I dabbled a bit of online forum role playing (ala Althanas forums) but was too shy and rather overwhelmed by the amazing writing to get very far.
I tried my hand at D&D while in college, but didn't care much for it. I just don't have enough imagination or creativity for such fare. However, MMORPGs like World of Warcraft are definitely up my alley. Everything you need to start playing is supplied, requiring little or no imagination on your part. And you don't have to worry about offending anyone by asking them to put out their damn cigarette....
Well, dealing with gamers is just like dealing with other people, only different issues. ^^
Well, I just deep-sixed the player characters of my Tuesday Pathfinder tabletop RPG group. Five of seven player characters have just been captured by the main BBEG(irl) of the module they are currently in, after losing a pretty imbalanced fight against overwhelming odds. The other two escaped, but will have to rest and recover and get some help to get the rest of the party out.
It surely will be an interesting session in two weeks, when we convence again.
I got two options to get the player characters out of that pickle, either betrayal from within in the BBEG's inner circle or rounding up the older, more or less powerful non-player characters in the player characters hometown, creating character sheets for them and passing them out to the players, so that they can rescue their own characters.
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