Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Aug 16, 2012 4:11:01 GMT -8
I'm not really talking about WoW or whatnot, but a subject closer to my heart personally: "pen and paper" role-playing games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Vampire: The Masquerade, and many others.
Post by ◊◊BLOODBEASTER◊◊ on Aug 16, 2012 20:33:47 GMT -8
Haha.. well sometime we'll have to discuss the SUBPAR system, Christopher. That's our current game that we just started. "Simplified Undead-Based Post-Apocalyptic RPG", with zombies and ghosts and stuff. I'm trying to make poltergeists for it, right now.
Doesn't matter much to me, as long as it's skeletons.
Also much <3 for roleplaying games! Both of the tabletop and online variety. Right now the tabletop group I'm with is playing the "Kingmaker" campaign for Pathfinder, which has... oddly proven full of werewolves due mainly to random-encounters. Our current "king" is one, due to a random encounter and failure to seek a cure in time.
I am also all for a good text-based 'net game via forums or what-have-you, although it's kinda hard to find games that are active and relevant to my interests.
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Aug 17, 2012 13:36:00 GMT -8
Lenon - What type of online/typing gaming do you do? There's a lot of that stuff out there and I've barely scratched the surface in my time.
Kiln - My favorite thing about D&D is how random encounters can change everything. my brother and I would play with a two person party, and as they went, random NPCs from the encounter tables would join and fall off.
I mean, if you're a half-elf cleric randomly stuck in room 15-B of a dungeon, I'd imagine you'd join the first group of bad-asses to come along. Pretty fun stuff. Our longest lasting random peeps were a half-elf rogue who stayed in the party long term, and a phasm who stuck around long enough to cause a bit of mayhem.
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Aug 17, 2012 13:39:22 GMT -8
That was someone else with the giant gar, just a story I'd heard about. It came up on a random table but the lady GMing only saw the monster name and didn't know what a gar was, so they ended up fighting a fish out of water. Silly.
Christopher - I've mostly done roleplays based on currently existing things, such as television shows and whatnot, but I've occasionally jumped into roleplays involving completely new everything. The ones based on the television shows are all non-canon and whoever runs it expands things and allows roleplayers to make their own new things most of the time.
Haha, speaking of stories, have you ever heard the one about the guy who managed to play as a bear (in D&D) with a bluff skill high enough to pass as a human? I read it over the internet, so I'm not entirely sure if it's true, but it was entertaining enough.
I am a total dork. I've been running a table top D&D game for over ten years with my friends now. Not your typical hack and slash, or as Conan was affectionately referred to as 'kill a monster - grab a tit' style play. It's all based on familial 'houses' and royal families vying for power and control. They're a little high fantasy based, and I creatively borrow a lot from various sources. I've ran it using 3rd ed D&D, 2nd ed D&D and also crafted a White Wolf style d10 game loosely using your standard 2nd Ed V:tM disciplines. Totally enjoy how easily the game is to run especially when it runs itself. I have pages and books and notes scratched on napkins and even tore off the back off a second generation $5 bill (non-pink and gross colored) because I had scribbled down what one house family was going to do regarding the incoming wave of refuges from when the party tore open half a city to "prove a point."
"My passion is eternal; it's just the boys that are apparently temporary."
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Aug 19, 2012 20:32:40 GMT -8
Josh/Suyoi - Yeah, that's my favorite thing about RPGs too: When they start to run themselves. The constraint of having a universe set up to operate within is somehow liberating to the imagination, cause and effect become very compelling. It's hard to describe.
Something Kingfisher-verse maybe? Or uh, zombie-survival could be entertaining? Or uh. I donno. Something horror-y! But I suppose that's a given? There might be some horror-y D&Dish games, too - like uh, one of the Pathfinder premade adventures, "Carrion Crown," might fit the bill. But. Yeah. Would require having access to books and figuring out lots of rules and blah.
Also depends on... what sort of system you're gonna go with too. Like, something that you're going to DM would, yeah, take a lot of time. Unless there were like, multiple DMs who could update things when you or Kelly are too busy. Whereas setting up like, a free-form subforum might be less work, although then there wouldn't be a DM, so...
But yes. I approve of this idea, and will probably want to join in no matter the premise. >>