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I used to play 4th ed.  I am not a huge fan of D&D, but will still play it.  A friend says that 5th Ed. is taking a lot of the player complaints from 4th ed. and fixing them.

I really prefer the Dresden Files game using the Fate system.  I have also played some of the Warhammer 40k RPGs (Dark Heresy spinoffs) - specifically Deathwatch and Rogue Trader.

 

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Haven't played it since high school as I do not have the minimum number of friends required.  8)
 

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Anyone on here play Dungeons and Dragons? If so, are you playing the new 5th edition test packet?

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Enjoy the screams of eternal torment!

(Yes, you get roll for time, nerd . . . God will show his mercy in spite of your idolatry and let you roll d∞ in the frictionless world of the spirit. Good luck!)
 

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orthonorm said:
primuspilus said:
Anyone on here play Dungeons and Dragons? If so, are you playing the new 5th edition test packet?

PP
Enjoy the screams of eternal torment!

(Yes, you get roll for time, nerd . . . God will show his mercy in spite of your idolatry and let you roll d∞ in the frictionless world of the spirit. Good luck!)
Actual LOL, thank you.
I used to play 4th ed.  I am not a huge fan of D&D, but will still play it.  A friend says that 5th Ed. is taking a lot of the player complaints from 4th ed. and fixing them
Yeah they're fixing alot of stuff.....testing for the first time tomorrow night.
I really prefer the Dresden Files game using the Fate system
We are all HUGE harry Dresden fans. We're thinking of doing a game of that as well...is it tough to learn?

PP
 

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I haven't played D&D since 2nd edition (when it was called AD&D). Back then I ran a Lankhmar campaign- the Lankhmar books were really excellent and fun to play. I never much liked the D&D rules though. I far prefer the rules used in the Chaosium games (e.g. Call of Cthulhu, Stormbringer, Runequest, etc.)
 

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Any kind of team sport reference is strictly forbidden on this thread.

So, does anyone remember when all the adults were convinced that D&D was Satanic and teachers were confiscating rule books and such?
 

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Iconodule said:
Any kind of team sport reference is strictly forbidden on this thread.

So, does anyone remember when all the adults were convinced that D&D was Satanic and teachers were confiscating rule books and such?
Like when the world made sense?

Yes.
 

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I play 2nd edition occasionally, used to play 3.5 a lot, and lately have been playing a 2nd edition open source spin-off (Castles & Crusades). Haven't played 4th.
 

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Iconodule said:
Any kind of team sport reference is strictly forbidden on this thread.

So, does anyone remember when all the adults were convinced that D&D was Satanic and teachers were confiscating rule books and such?
Ever had to hide your Magic (the Gathering) cards next to your porn in the closet?
 

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Achronos said:
None of that is attractive at all.

I kinda want to barf now
If true, you need to watch more porn. Pornography has a way of helping you see the beauty in all sorts of people, of all sorts of sizes, shapes, colors, interests, and looks. It really is the most uplifting and effective tool at our disposal in making a positive impact on the way we view the physical attractiveness of the rest of our species.
 

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primuspilus said:
We are all HUGE harry Dresden fans. We're thinking of doing a game of that as well...is it tough to learn?

PP
Not really.  If you look up "Dresden Files RPG Downloads" on google there are a number of good tutorials on there.  It looks a bit daunting because it is not like any other game I have played, but the rules are simple once you get the basics.  It is a lot more roleplay and imagination heavy.  Magic is the focus of the game but you can pretty much do anything you want with it, you just have to have enough imagination to describe how you intend it to work.  The game makes the most sense if all (or a majority) of the players are familiar with the story.
 

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vamrat said:
primuspilus said:
We are all HUGE harry Dresden fans. We're thinking of doing a game of that as well...is it tough to learn?

PP
Not really.  If you look up "Dresden Files RPG Downloads" on google there are a number of good tutorials on there.  It looks a bit daunting because it is not like any other game I have played, but the rules are simple once you get the basics.  It is a lot more roleplay and imagination heavy.  Magic is the focus of the game but you can pretty much do anything you want with it, you just have to have enough imagination to describe how you intend it to work.  The game makes the most sense if all (or a majority) of the players are familiar with the story.
I think I have the pdf's somewhere.....Ill give it a look. Thx :)

PP
 

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Asteriktos said:
Achronos said:
None of that is attractive at all.

I kinda want to barf now
If true, you need to watch more porn. Pornography has a way of helping you see the beauty in all sorts of people, of all sorts of sizes, shapes, colors, interests, and looks. It really is the most uplifting and effective tool at our disposal in making a positive impact on the way we view the physical attractiveness of the rest of our species.
 

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vamrat said:
Iconodule said:
Any kind of team sport reference is strictly forbidden on this thread.

So, does anyone remember when all the adults were convinced that D&D was Satanic and teachers were confiscating rule books and such?
Ever had to hide your Magic (the Gathering) cards next to your porn in the closet?
I didn't have access to porn and couldn't afford enough Magic cards on my meager allowance to get into the game. My friend basically ruined any collectible card game for me because he could buy 5 starter decks at a time. The only game I could beat him at was Illuminati because you could by two starter decks for $2.00 or some ridiculously low price like that.
 

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Iconodule said:
vamrat said:
Iconodule said:
Any kind of team sport reference is strictly forbidden on this thread.

So, does anyone remember when all the adults were convinced that D&D was Satanic and teachers were confiscating rule books and such?
Ever had to hide your Magic (the Gathering) cards next to your porn in the closet?
I didn't have access to porn and couldn't afford enough Magic cards on my meager allowance to get into the game. My friend basically ruined any collectible card game for me because he could buy 5 starter decks at a time. The only game I could beat him at was Illuminati because you could by two starter decks for $2.00 or some ridiculously low price like that.
INWO ruled. The only I played.
 

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Looks like we have a fair number of rpg nerds on OC.net. Maybe we could do an online text rpg somehow.
 

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Schultz said:
William said:
Looks like we have a fair number of rpg nerds on OC.net. Maybe we could do an online text rpg somehow.
Depending on the game, I would be interested in such a thing.
Indeed.
 

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vamrat said:
Schultz said:
William said:
Looks like we have a fair number of rpg nerds on OC.net. Maybe we could do an online text rpg somehow.
Depending on the game, I would be interested in such a thing.
Indeed.
Here is my suggestion:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/
 

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orthonorm said:
vamrat said:
Schultz said:
William said:
Looks like we have a fair number of rpg nerds on OC.net. Maybe we could do an online text rpg somehow.
Depending on the game, I would be interested in such a thing.
Indeed.
Here is my suggestion:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/
 

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I played up until about three years ago. Now there is no time. I thought my course work was a lot, but I had no idea how busy I would be doing research for a thesis.That being said, I do miss D and D.
 

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Papist said:
I played up until about three years ago. Now there is no time. I thought my course work was a lot, but I had no idea how busy I would be doing research for a thesis.That being said, I do miss D and D.
Yeah, even now we're having trouble getting time, and 4 of us are teachers and have the summer off.....*ugh*

PP
 

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Around my neck of the woods, it's more the syncing up of time than the time itself.  My gameplaying friends have time, but we all have the open slots on different days.  In some ways, that's even more frustrating than not having time at all.
 

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Used to play AD&D as well. Actully, my first game was the adventure in the D&D red box. I was probably around 14 or 15 and had a barbarian fighter who was a loner named Logan...you get the picture. During my player phase I played with fighters and psionics. I still love the concept, contrary to most people. I also played Vampire with Malkavian characters. Fortunately Changeling saved me from becoming a Goth.

In AD&D in particular, we had our generic unnamed fantasy world, but we also played Ravenloft and Darksun a lot. I was never much into Greyhawk or Forgotten Realms because if it was about generic fantasy world, I could stay with mine.

I used to run AD&D, Castle Falkenstein, In Nomine and Changeling. I was never a fan of GURPS but played it, while I could never take a Call of Cthullu game seriously. An overweight squidhead couchpotato is the ultimate evil? Impossible not to laugh.
 

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2nd Edition. When 3rd came out we had just gotten hold of a bunch of 2nd edition material (optional class books, optional race books, advanced tactics, etc) and were unwilling to spend even MORE money to make a switch. Since that time I haven't had enough RPing friends to really get invested- especially with the ridiculous turn-around on editions. Love other RPGs, though- the old WoD was fun; super-hero RPGs in general are fun (sadly, the excellent new Marvel RPG has been discontinued as of a few months ago- the original TSR boxed set was what I cut my role-playing teeth on- D&D being satanic and not allowed in my house growing up); Paranoia is great; and I can't wait for Shadowrun to come back out.
 

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“Once upon a time, east of the sun and west of the moon, there was a different place, but not too different…”

So begin many of the oldest folktales of Russia. A land of icy winters and fiery passions, where the warrior who was trying to split you in half with his axe an hour ago may be swearing eternal friendship in an hour’s time (a jug or two of vodka might help).

A land just now throwing off Mongol rule and yet still not a country in its own right, in which princes scheme and bicker as they seek to make themselves tsar.

A land torn between the new teachings of Christianity and the old, pagan ways of the wilds and the household spirit.

A land where saints walk the day and mighty spirits of the forest walk the night, where the fish you catch may offer you three wishes for its life and the twinkle of light in the night might be the Firebird himself, leading lost children back home, or a stray moonbeam shining off the iron teeth of Baba Yaga, the man-eating witch.

A land of deep, dark woods, in which humanity has still made few inroads, huddled in towns and around campfires in clearings and along rivers.

A land of legend and folktale, history and myth, of triumph and tragedy.

A land ready for adventure.
http://mythicrussia.wordpress.com/about/
 

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William said:
“Once upon a time, east of the sun and west of the moon, there was a different place, but not too different…”

So begin many of the oldest folktales of Russia. A land of icy winters and fiery passions, where the warrior who was trying to split you in half with his axe an hour ago may be swearing eternal friendship in an hour’s time (a jug or two of vodka might help).

A land just now throwing off Mongol rule and yet still not a country in its own right, in which princes scheme and bicker as they seek to make themselves tsar.

A land torn between the new teachings of Christianity and the old, pagan ways of the wilds and the household spirit.

A land where saints walk the day and mighty spirits of the forest walk the night, where the fish you catch may offer you three wishes for its life and the twinkle of light in the night might be the Firebird himself, leading lost children back home, or a stray moonbeam shining off the iron teeth of Baba Yaga, the man-eating witch.

A land of deep, dark woods, in which humanity has still made few inroads, huddled in towns and around campfires in clearings and along rivers.

A land of legend and folktale, history and myth, of triumph and tragedy.

A land ready for adventure.
http://mythicrussia.wordpress.com/about/
Sounds like contemporary Romania.

Road trip anyone?
 

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Never played them.  Back in the 80's TSR (Maker of D&D) was owned by witches.  Games promoted violence, sorcery, witchcraft, and demonic forces.  Was not allowed to by my parents.  In fact, in my parent's EO church, it was known to be an evil game.

I hope the "more porn" discussion above was sarcasm.
 

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I haven't had a group in years. The only setting I enjoyed was Ravenloft anyway, and I still break out the books from time to time. (Dragonlance is way better in fiction than gameplay.) I'm too well settled in White Wolf, with the occasional foray into CoC or Kult. ;)
 

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yeshuaisiam said:
I hope the "more porn" discussion above was sarcasm.
I meant every word of what I wrote above. I shudder to think of the narrow view I would have of women if it were not for pornography.

Seriously.

I know I joke a lot, but I'm being dead serious here.

Though I do find the way some men act in porn a bit degrading to the guys.

Again, no sarcasm.
 

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yeshuaisiam said:
Never played them.  Back in the 80's TSR (Maker of D&D) was owned by witches.
No.   

Games promoted violence, sorcery, witchcraft, and demonic forces. 
Also, no. Not unless you believe that C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Sir Thomas Malory, the person who wrote down Beowulf, the Grimm brothers, etc were also promoting such things. Nothing in any D&D source promoted sorcery, witchcraft, or demonic forces; there were no "actual spells" to be found in the pages; and any violence the player was "encouraged" to participate in was clearly directed toward "evil" forces such as orcs, trolls, and dragons.

Yesh, you need a filter. You need to understand real research- not believing that every "fact" you come across on the internet or in a scandalous church newsletter (as they were propagated back in the days of my youth) is true. Not everything is a masonic conspiracy, corporations are more likely to be run by amoral atheists than witches, and some people are overly fond of conspiracy theories and made-up statistics.
 
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