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#1  Postby Passer » Jun 05, 2014 6:30 pm

Do you or have you ever roleplayed?

Games like Dungeons and Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Shadowrun, Harnmaster, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (not the wargame), Cyberpunk, Tunnels and Trolls, Traveller etc, have you ever roleplayed with games such as these?
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Re: Roleplaying

#2  Postby Weaver » Jun 05, 2014 6:42 pm

I've been playing D&D off and on since 1980. Love the game.

Played a couple other systems - Middle Earth RPS, Call of Cthulhu (actually, our group plays that every October, to give the DM a chance to kill everyone off), a game I forget what it's called based on the James Bond books, and a couple others.

Keep returning to AD&D as the best overall FRPG.
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Re: Roleplaying

#3  Postby Passer » Jun 05, 2014 6:47 pm

Funny you should mention ad&d, we're going back to that as well this weekend

Been doing a lot of Fate Core recently, but yes, been playing for over 30 year now
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Re: Roleplaying

#4  Postby Animavore » Jun 05, 2014 6:50 pm

Never got into role-playing games. Was never around the right crowds as a child. I often walk by The Games Workshop on Lower Liffey Street in Dublin and say to myself, "Some day."
Maybe some day I will pluck up the courage to walk in.
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Re: Roleplaying

#5  Postby Weaver » Jun 05, 2014 6:56 pm

Animavore wrote:Never got into role-playing games. Was never around the right crowds as a child. I often walk by The Games Workshop on Lower Liffey Street in Dublin and say to myself, "Some day."
Maybe some day I will pluck up the courage to walk in.

Don't be afraid - its not like the people who play these games are a bunch of misfits and semi-social-rejects indulging in escapist fantasies to distract them from their humdrum lives.

Well, actually, it's exactly like that. But that's all the more reason to go in and introduce yourself, and immerse yourself in some fun games in your head.
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Re: Roleplaying

#6  Postby Ironclad » Jun 05, 2014 9:15 pm

Games Workshop isn't what it used to be, it only caters for its own tin soldiers gaming now. You need a specialist shop or something called ' the internet' for role-playing games now.
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Re: Roleplaying

#7  Postby Munchies » Jun 05, 2014 10:29 pm

Ironclad wrote:Games Workshop isn't what it used to be, it only caters for its own tin soldiers gaming now. You need a specialist shop or something called ' the internet' for role-playing games now.


Yeah but Tyranids...

Howdya role play them online?

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Re: Roleplaying

#8  Postby Briton » Jun 06, 2014 8:41 am

Animavore wrote:Never got into role-playing games. Was never around the right crowds as a child. I often walk by The Games Workshop on Lower Liffey Street in Dublin and say to myself, "Some day."
Maybe some day I will pluck up the courage to walk in.


Me too. Always kind of regretted not ever playing table top roleplaying games. Doubt I'll get an opportunity to lose my cherry now.
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Re: Roleplaying

#9  Postby Sendraks » Jun 06, 2014 9:50 am

Call of Cthulhu is probably my fav RPG, although I've played a lot of systems over the last 25 years or so.

I'm not much of a fan of D&D or Pathfinder. There is a fantastic amount of detail and thought in those systems, but the rules leave me cold and I'd rather play something much more fluid.
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Re: Roleplaying

#10  Postby Ironclad » Jun 06, 2014 10:42 am

Call of Cthulhu is fun, but it took me a long time to realise ..it is ok to die. ADnD made me very precious of my HP.
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Re: Roleplaying

#11  Postby Sendraks » Jun 06, 2014 11:04 am

Ironclad wrote:Call of Cthulhu is fun, but it took me a long time to realise ..it is ok to die.


Quite often, the dead are the lucky ones.
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Re: Roleplaying

#12  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Jun 06, 2014 11:18 am

I have D&D 3.5, Ravenloft 2/3.5, Shadowrun, Call of Cthulhu and World of Darkness in my current RPG collection. The only problem I have is not having a group who lives close by who can come to my house and actually play these games. Playing over the internet just never feels right.
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#13  Postby mrjonno » Jun 06, 2014 11:23 am

Done a lot of both board and live roleplaying. Tend to play priests a lot as they give you lots of ideas on how to build a character .

Nothing is better than on a cold wet winter night on top of a Welsh hill in the freezing wind and rain raising your dead comrade (not as a zombie) to fight the march of evil
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Re: Roleplaying

#14  Postby Cthulhu's Trilby » Jun 06, 2014 11:53 am

Played D&D as a kid but when the computer games started to come out I found it much easier to play them. For anyone who played Curse of the Azure Bonds, Pool of Radiance etc there was a utility produced by the makers of those games called Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures which allowed you to create your own games and some crazy, brilliant loon transposed all of the old D&D modules (Isle of Dread, Journey to the Rock, Keep on the Borderlands etc) into that engine. I've recently d/led the lot to play through.
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Re: Roleplaying

#15  Postby Sendraks » Jun 06, 2014 12:05 pm

Cthulhu's Trilby wrote:Played D&D as a kid but when the computer games started to come out I found it much easier to play them.


Computer games (best exemplified by the Baldurs Gate series) are for me are the best vehicle for the D&D rules, because all the complex mechanisms of the game that result in excessive dice rolling and rules checking, can be carried out seemlessly in a computer game.
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Re: Roleplaying

#16  Postby Passer » Jun 06, 2014 12:52 pm

Online gaming via Google Hangout is a relatively painless procedure to set up and it works really well. It's free, can support up to 10 (I think) folk at once and has dice rolling apps built in.

We just finished a 5 session Fate Core campaign and it was great fun
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Re: Roleplaying

#17  Postby DarthHelmet86 » Jun 09, 2014 1:48 am

I forgot to add I also have the Modern D20 books, which cover so much ground that they tend to be a bit to vague but do allow for the GM to really make a unique campaign.
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Re: Roleplaying

#18  Postby felltoearth » Jun 10, 2014 11:33 pm

Sendraks wrote:
Cthulhu's Trilby wrote:Played D&D as a kid but when the computer games started to come out I found it much easier to play them.


Computer games (best exemplified by the Baldurs Gate series) are for me are the best vehicle for the D&D rules, because all the complex mechanisms of the game that result in excessive dice rolling and rules checking, can be carried out seemlessly in a computer game.


I just got back into it since high school in the 80s with my kids. One of the local shops runs an Encounters series every Wednesday night based on the latest D&D edition.

I am also playing with a work colleague's partner who made up his own version that deals with the excessive rules you are taking about by dispatching with the levels and classes. You earn XP and spend it to increase skills. There are also no spells which can really drag out play.
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Re: Roleplaying

#19  Postby Mazille » Jun 11, 2014 12:16 am

Warhammer veteran that I am, I prefer many models doing their shit over one model just kinda standing there as a marker. I did try AD&D for one session, though. Fun, though the group amounted to nothing.

I've got a few new workmates, though, who are into that sort of thing. Them being artists and graphic designers and shit, they're into the squishy things of human nature. Me, I like systems and messing with them. So we decided to try to dump characters in some kind of system that generates situations, influencing what the characters can do and that in turn feeding back into the system. Ideally we'll make our own Khan for our spaceship crew. Or the fantasy equivalent. Or whatever.
Early days, though. We haven't decided on shit yet. So far it's mostly been excuses for getting hammered.
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Re: Roleplaying

#20  Postby Passer » Jun 11, 2014 5:42 am

The Enemy Within Warhammer campaign and Cthulhu's Masks of Nyarlathotep - pure genius there
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