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Re: DnD

Postby Quantumsurfer » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:19 am

Whiteagle wrote:...And that's where you hit my problem, where you don't live ANYWHERE near anything!


Yeah, that's an issue. No gaming store, no college campus, no friendly local retailer, and if none of the people you work with/engage in other extracurriculars with want to try it out, you're boned.

There are some online resources. Forum play by post RPGs, chatrooms, and the like. There are also a couple of programs which are basically glorified dice macros rammed together with a chat interface (sometimes they include basic mapping functions) you could use if you already have people interested and the only real problem is distance. Maybe even guild members from an MMO if you're short on real people. I'm not a huge fan of online RP...it can be fun sometimes but it'll never match the tabletop experience. But hey, if its your only option.
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Re: DnD

Postby Whiteagle » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:15 am

Silverdream wrote:How did you know?

Psychic powers.

Quantumsurfer wrote:...if none of the people you work with/engage in other extracurriculars with want to try it out, you're boned.

..You guys interact with people outside of the Internet/Vocational rehabilitation?

Quantumsurfer wrote:There are some online resources. Forum play by post RPGs, chatrooms, and the like. There are also a couple of programs which are basically glorified dice macros rammed together with a chat interface (sometimes they include basic mapping functions) you could use if you already have people interested and the only real problem is distance. Maybe even guild members from an MMO if you're short on real people. I'm not a huge fan of online RP...it can be fun sometimes but it'll never match the tabletop experience. But hey, if its your only option.

Yeah, my first and so far only real DnD game was over at the 910cmx forums, where I was assured I didn't need any books or materials other then an online d20SRD wiki and a Character sheet generator...

Went alright, until the game died at the first encounter...
...Our DM apparently lost whatever modual he was working from, and the uncommetted nature of the Internet meant the party wasn't terribly concerned with continuing...

...Good thing though, I don't think I put any points into Disable Device on my Kobold Rogue.


Still this is why I love Brikwars, it's a Tabletop Wargame that I can teach to my eldest nephew!
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Re: DnD

Postby Keldoclock » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:59 am

stubby wrote:I think D&D is best when it's full of fights you can't win.


I completely agree, and (this goes for videogames too) is why I always lead myself to the most punishing of settings and genres- my favorite D&D setting is Dark Sun, where, instead of getting mithril armor at level 1, you have to fight tooth and nail to get your first *metal* weapon at level 5! It's why I love shooters like Metro 2033 where half of the time my ammo counts are measured in single digits, games like Shadowrun where even the best-optimized character can still die from a lucky shot by a punk with a zip gun, and any other absolutely horrible situation that can be explored in a safe, fictional way.

To a lesser extent I think this is why I also have such a love of backpacking, rock climbing, and most physical sports activities things to do where the environment is the challenge (skiing, biking, whatever). Except of course fucking up and spending 6 weeks in a cast is not so fun, but I think it is a more than fair trade for years of pushing yourself to greater heights.
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Re: DnD

Postby IVhorseman » Mon May 06, 2013 10:59 am

How much interest would there be here for an in-forum DnD game? I wouldn't want to DM, but enough of us might be interested for a good-ol play-by-post game of 3.5 or something
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Re: DnD

Postby Whiteagle » Mon May 06, 2013 11:06 am

IVhorseman wrote:How much interest would there be here for an in-forum DnD game? I wouldn't want to DM, but enough of us might be interested for a good-ol play-by-post game of 3.5 or something

I don't know, is the DM going to loose the Module right when we get to the first encounter?
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Re: DnD

Postby Silverdream » Mon May 06, 2013 11:46 am

I'd be interested.
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Re: DnD

Postby Natalya » Mon May 06, 2013 12:13 pm

I'd like to cast Magic Missile. I'm firing at the darkness.
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Re: DnD

Postby Whiteagle » Mon May 06, 2013 12:30 pm

Natalya wrote:I'd like to cast Magic Missile. I'm firing at the darkness.

Why are you wasting a 1st Level slot when you could just use the Cantrip "Light?"
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Re: DnD

Postby stubby » Mon May 06, 2013 1:08 pm

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Re: DnD

Postby Whiteagle » Mon May 06, 2013 1:17 pm

Eh, Acid Splash or Ray of Frost might work...

...Natalya what level are you at?
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Re: DnD

Postby IVhorseman » Mon May 06, 2013 3:13 pm

Whiteagle wrote:I don't know, is the DM going to loose the Module right when we get to the first encounter?


Probably. DnD is one of those things that constantly falls apart, especially when people base the bad experiences off of a single attempt in which they expected someone else to put together the adventure for them ended up not coming through as basis for what will happen the next time when they do the same thing.
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Re: DnD

Postby Whiteagle » Mon May 06, 2013 3:19 pm

IVhorseman wrote:
Whiteagle wrote:I don't know, is the DM going to loose the Module right when we get to the first encounter?


Probably. DnD is one of those things that constantly falls apart, especially when people base the bad experiences off of a single attempt in which they expected someone else to put together the adventure for them ended up not coming through as basis for what will happen the next time when they do the same thing.

What?!
A guy gets us all psyched up for a game, promising everything will be hunky-dory despite my never having played before, then when it looks like something is about to happen the entire thing goes kaput!
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Re: DnD

Postby Quantumsurfer » Mon May 06, 2013 3:21 pm

IVhorseman wrote:How much interest would there be here for an in-forum DnD game? I wouldn't want to DM, but enough of us might be interested for a good-ol play-by-post game of 3.5 or something


I suppose I could get into it. They're slow going and they all eventually die out from lack of interest, but they're fun at first.

Whiteagle wrote:is the DM going to loose the Module right when we get to the first encounter?


My god, I hope so. I can't stand an uncreative DM.

Natalya wrote:I'd like to cast Magic Missile. I'm firing at the darkness.


I really feel like a lot of D&D games run on the BW forums would sound exactly like another skit from the Dead Alewives.
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Re: DnD

Postby Whiteagle » Mon May 06, 2013 3:31 pm

Quantumsurfer wrote:
Natalya wrote:I'd like to cast Magic Missile. I'm firing at the darkness.


I really feel like a lot of D&D games run on the BW forums would sound exactly like another skit from the Dead Alewives.

Well lets be honest, we're one of the few game groups who'd consider a Killer Gazebo a legitimate monster...
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Re: DnD

Postby Kalvinator » Mon May 06, 2013 5:11 pm

Yeah, Killer Gazebo would be quite terrifying. Anyways, I suppose I'd be down for a forum DnD game.
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