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09-04-2007, 07:14 AM
Digging through an old box of my stuff this weekend and came across my old gaming binder from 20 years ago and got to some reminicing.
Anyone here ever play heavily? None this bullcrap online nonsense, I'm talking a character sheet, a bag of dice and a stand up folder screen for the G.M.
Marvel, D.C., Champions, G.U.R.P.S?
I stopped activly playing right about age 17, just curious to see if I am alone in this former hobby and if you had any original charaters to share. I have several. LOL
09-04-2007, 07:49 AM
ABSOLUTELY! And I absolutely can't stand online gaming. Despite the high tech wizbangery, it can't touch the storytelling magic generated by a good gaming group.
I'm in the process of rebuilding much of my rpg library that I lost over the years, and intend to actively play/run when I get back stateside.
Right now, the hobby of indie rpgs is really active, with some incredibly innovative little games out there.
Also, have NO interest in DandD 3E. For me, it's 1st ed AD and D all the way, with a few things from 2E.
09-04-2007, 08:44 AM
See, my oldere brother brought me straight into classic D&D when I was like 8. But within about 2 years was when Marvel Heroes came along and all the sudden Elfshire was kind of a drag.
All I have other than my character sheets is my bag of dice. My prize posessions include my 100 side di and my 6 side set with an entropy symbol for the 1.
09-04-2007, 08:44 AM
Haven't played for about 15 years, but back in the day played 1st ed D&D quite a bit. Also had a less involved fantasy RPG with preset adventures ... I don't remember it's actual name, cuz we always called it "Kick the Door Down." That was our usual strategy for exploring dungeons. :D
09-04-2007, 09:00 AM
Sounds like Tunnels and Trolls, Flying Buffalo's simpler fantasy rpg, pretty much geared to "kicking the door down".
09-04-2007, 09:47 AM
Still the proud owner of some very nice 1st Edition AD&D books including a PH, DMG, MM1, Fiend Folio, MM2 and Unearthed Arcana. 1st Edition is the only D&D edition I'll play, though I must admit to playing WoC's version of Star Wars. Don't get around to playing that much, though, because all the people I played with are now gone on to greener pastuers.
09-04-2007, 11:00 AM
I have books from WoC's Star Wars, but mostly for material to port over to WEG's version of the game, which I vastly prefer. Only two d20 games I dig for themselves. The version for the Babylon 5 RPG is good. Also like Fantasy Flight Games' Mechamorphosis, which is a great adaption of the Transformers world to such a system.
09-04-2007, 07:45 PM
I never really cared for WEG's take on Star Wars. It just got silly after awhile when your character ended up rolling so many six sided dice that failure at something was almost impossible.
Still, I guess it's no worse than WoC take that after about level 10 you get + one zillion to all your D20 rolls. In the end I guess I'm still waiting for that one Star Wars RPG that, to me at least, kicks really serious ass.
09-06-2007, 10:01 AM
Aye, online gaming has killed table, like video killed the radio star. Have played many a game of D&D, Shadowrun, World of Darkness, and Hero System.
09-06-2007, 10:08 AM
I still run a Star Wars-based MUD. People have a hard time understanding me playing an on-line game with no pictures :)
09-06-2007, 11:38 AM
I never could really get into the idea of MUDs.
My brother lives (almost literally) on City of Heroes and Second Life right now.
Nope. For me it was always about the table and the team, the dice and the screen!
09-06-2007, 12:29 PM
Preach it, brother...
09-13-2007, 03:10 PM
This was a little before my time so I only ever marginally got into it but the confluence of a few factors lead me to try it again in my 20's. Here's one of them.
Summoner Geeks!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zng5kRle4FA)
It didn't last. I'm burned out on MMORPG's but found a nice middle ground with the Star Wars: KotOR games. Now if only they'd make another game in that series...
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