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« Reply #105: March 11, 2008, 12:35:48 pm »

HP seems to have a similar problem, get a laugh:

http://www.cosforums.com/showthread.php?t=3617
(it's a fan fiction, read Staff Meeting 6)  Cheesy
*giggle* That's great- thanks for linking to it.
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« Reply #106: March 13, 2008, 10:46:40 am »

I just got ANOTHER one in email. Probably from the same person since proper names aren't capitalized in either message:

Seesh.

I guess I should never admit in public that I am:
1. A tabletop rpger: D&D, Masquerade, Toon
2. A WoW addict, with a tauren Druid as my main toon
3. An avider console/PC gamer, FPSers, RPGs,Adventure, FF being my fave RPG franchise
4. A reader of the HP books and fan of the movies
5. A reader of the His Dark Materials books (see The golden compass)
6. A college student studying to become an Art teacher, and a general major in studio arts
7. An avid reader of the dragonlance books and the whitewolf books

And on top of all that I also have children of my own to corrupt! YaY!
Wow.. According to some people, apparently, I've lost my grip on reality a long long time ago.
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« Reply #107: March 13, 2008, 11:25:22 am »

I guess I should never admit in public that I am:
1. A tabletop rpger: D&D, Masquerade, Toon
2. A WoW addict, with a tauren Druid as my main toon
3. An avider console/PC gamer, FPSers, RPGs,Adventure, FF being my fave RPG franchise
4. A reader of the HP books and fan of the movies
5. A reader of the His Dark Materials books (see The golden compass)
6. A college student studying to become an Art teacher, and a general major in studio arts
7. An avid reader of the dragonlance books and the whitewolf books
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I'll see you most of those (don't do WoW and I'd have to modify #6 - I'm an artist who's major goal in life is to make a living at it) and raise you:

8.  Regularly get dressed up in historical costumes and play make-believe in public (Renn Faire & SCA, though I would also happily do Dickens Festivals or Civil War re-enactments if I knew of any good ones in my area.)
9.  Star Trek fan.  (Yes, I've attended conventions.  No, not in costume.  But just because I didn't have a good one.)
10.  Comic book collector.  (Especially DC's Vertigo line.  I've got a complete run of Sandman, which is one of my most prized possessions.)

Yeah, you'd think that reality train left the station a long, long time ago!  But you know what?  Unlike most fundies (of whatever faith) I can still tell the difference between fantasy and reality.  I bet you can, too.
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« Reply #108: March 13, 2008, 11:28:02 am »

Yeah, you'd think that reality train left the station a long, long time ago!  But you know what?  Unlike most fundies (of whatever faith) I can still tell the difference between fantasy and reality.  I bet you can, too.

Reality .. reality ...

that's where other people live, right?

I've been there.  it's no fun at all. Cheesy
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« Reply #109: March 13, 2008, 11:31:53 am »

Cheesy
I'll see you most of those (don't do WoW and I'd have to modify #6 - I'm an artist who's major goal in life is to make a living at it) and raise you:

8.  Regularly get dressed up in historical costumes and play make-believe in public (Renn Faire & SCA, though I would also happily do Dickens Festivals or Civil War re-enactments if I knew of any good ones in my area.)
9.  Star Trek fan.  (Yes, I've attended conventions.  No, not in costume.  But just because I didn't have a good one.)
10.  Comic book collector.  (Especially DC's Vertigo line.  I've got a complete run of Sandman, which is one of my most prized possessions.)

Yeah, you'd think that reality train left the station a long, long time ago!  But you know what?  Unlike most fundies (of whatever faith) I can still tell the difference between fantasy and reality.  I bet you can, too.


Got you both beat.  Don't do WoW either.

11. Co-run a 40 person Vampire LARP.
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« Reply #110: March 13, 2008, 12:21:00 pm »

Reality .. reality ...

that's where other people live, right?

I've been there.  it's no fun at all. Cheesy

Reality?  Been there, done that, booooooring...

This whole thing sort of reminds me of a day that I was sitting with a group of people and talking about the many places I had traveled to.  Some of them listened, asked questions, then one woman groaned and said, "East coast has hurricanes, Midwest has tornados, West Coast - earthquakes.  Everywhere SUCKS.  May as well stay where you are." There are just some people who, having accepted the narrow worldview handed to them, can only justify their laziness by condemning anyone with the faith, hope, and optimism to explore.

*shrug* but they not my problem Wink
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« Reply #111: March 13, 2008, 03:09:58 pm »

Reality?  Been there, done that, booooooring...

Reality is for people who can't get good fantasy.

I love RPG's.  Specifically paper-and-pencil-tabel-top RPG's.  I wish I still had a group I could game with.  Ah well, it is as it is not as I wish it.  Heck, I had my first actual happy moment in a long while the other night when I was rolling up a character for Tunnels and Trolls in preparation for teaching my son the game.  I really enjoy creating characters.  I can write pages upon pages of background and history for the characters I create.  While it may not have much value in the eyes of a Puritanical society if it makes me happy then I feel that makes me a better person.  Who are they to judge anyways?  I could say the same about most popular sports broadcast on tv as they do about my RPG's.  When was the last time you heard of a gamer getting drawn up on charges of illegal gambling or prostitution?
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« Reply #112: March 14, 2008, 03:28:49 pm »

When was the last time you heard of a gamer getting drawn up on charges of illegal gambling or prostitution?

ROFLMAO - good point!

We are much too busy with good fantasy to be bothered with scandal.

I love doing background and character creation, too.  A friend and I created a vampire couple who had this entire year by year history back to the 1800s - and only ended up gaming them like three months - LOL.  But they remain as "members of the family" that are still referred to and talked about.  A random rolled character NPC became something of a legend within our gaming group that has perpetuated now through three different groups.  And then there is Ebay, the trader who has everything...not to mention Jig, my GammaWorld character who was so well loved/hated that GameMasters just kept reinventing him to move him as we changed games...Jig lived in Rifts, Gamma World, D&D...Ahhhhhh - now I miss my last gamer group.  We have been trying to get a group together here, but co-ordinating days off for the wannabe participants has been a logistical nightmare, and then never mind that we will have to drive 50 mile round trip to town to play.  *sigh*

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« Reply #113: March 14, 2008, 04:32:56 pm »

Reality is for people who can't get good fantasy.
There's a saying or quote I like, but don't know the origins:

'Some people don't have enough imagination to imaginate reality.'  Wink
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« Reply #114: March 14, 2008, 05:40:26 pm »

We have been trying to get a group together here, but co-ordinating days off for the wannabe participants has been a logistical nightmare, and then never mind that we will have to drive 50 mile round trip to town to play.  *sigh*

There's always the possibility of Play-by-Post, or Play-by-Email.  Essentially, you setup a message board and each person posts what their character does and the GM arbitrates it all.  The best thing is that you can post your actions at any time of the day or night.  It either works well or not.  If you have a good group that you know personally it should work out fairly well.  It's not as good as all being gathered in the same room (I think that's one of the areas that can cause issues as well.  No non-verbal cues.) but it's much better than not gaming at all.  RolePlay Online is a good place to setup a place.  OpenRPG is another way to go.
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« Reply #115: March 14, 2008, 08:22:06 pm »

There's always the possibility of Play-by-Post, or Play-by-Email.  Essentially, you setup a message board and each person posts what their character does and the GM arbitrates it all.  The best thing is that you can post your actions at any time of the day or night.  It either works well or not.  If you have a good group that you know personally it should work out fairly well.  It's not as good as all being gathered in the same room (I think that's one of the areas that can cause issues as well.  No non-verbal cues.) but it's much better than not gaming at all.  RolePlay Online is a good place to setup a place.  OpenRPG is another way to go.

or, if it's transportation time that's just crazy, a game like Neverwinter Nights can work (though I'm sticking with the first one, not the sequel!) or videoconferencing over the web.  That gets rid of transit time and boils it down to just needing the time at the computer - and that's a LOT easier!
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« Reply #116: March 14, 2008, 09:53:19 pm »

Essentially, you setup a message board and each person posts what their character does and the GM arbitrates it all.  The best thing is that you can post your actions at any time of the day or night.

I'm willing to set up an area for play-by-post games on the RetroRoleplaying Forum, although Roleplay Online seems customized well for play-by-post RPGs.
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« Reply #117: March 15, 2008, 01:59:19 pm »

I'm willing to set up an area for play-by-post games on the RetroRoleplaying Forum, although Roleplay Online seems customized well for play-by-post RPGs.

Oaksworn Thank you for the suggestion, and links.  Another gamer and I have been trying to figure out how to set up a D&D game online that is more like the tabletop version.  I'll find the time to go check these out later today.  Might be just what we need.  I tried the by email at one point and about dropped dead of boredom.  Write one line.  Wait a week for the characters reply.  Answer.  Wait a week.  Snore.  Now what were we talking about?  hhhh

HeartShadow Hubby plays those games for hours and hours.  They do nothing for me.  Hit the monster, walk a ways, hit the monster, walk a ways, hit the monster...click...click...clickclickclick...click...
LOL.  I think the character interaction, with other characters who don't have multiple choice replies, is what makes it for me. 

Randall you rule!  I'm torn now - I'll check the links provided by Oaksworn when I get a few minutes, but it would be sorta special cool if you set us up an area on your site...

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« Reply #118: March 15, 2008, 03:49:42 pm »

HeartShadow Hubby plays those games for hours and hours.  They do nothing for me.  Hit the monster, walk a ways, hit the monster, walk a ways, hit the monster...click...click...clickclickclick...click...
LOL.  I think the character interaction, with other characters who don't have multiple choice replies, is what makes it for me. 

Well, that's the trick - NWN has full online capabilities.  Multiple people log in, some people log in as the DM, the DM can control all kinds of stuff, take over NPCs so they can talk, all that good stuff.

By itself, yeah, it gets boring.  But you CAN play it much like full D&D - I do. Smiley
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« Reply #119: March 15, 2008, 08:25:37 pm »

Well, that's the trick - NWN has full online capabilities.  Multiple people log in, some people log in as the DM, the DM can control all kinds of stuff, take over NPCs so they can talk, all that good stuff.

By itself, yeah, it gets boring.  But you CAN play it much like full D&D - I do. Smiley

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