Anyone here play tabletop roleplaying games?

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Re: Anyone here play tabletop roleplaying games?

Postby varis » Fri 17 Feb 2017 23:50

We pretty much started with MERP (Middle-Earth) :?

Xeno426 wrote:Amber is a pretty good diceless RPG that you might find interesting.


Amber is superb and I think it fits the setting very nicely. However I don't think it's the best for an absolute beginner, since the typical systems give you tables and you throw a dice and you get the answers, with Amber you have more degrees of freedom and have to make the calls yourself.

Also the setting requires that you read a few of the novels whereas D&D/Middle-Earth is basically your mainstream/cookie-cutter fantasy with orcs, wizards, elves and so on. (Although Middle-Earth has the danger of finding out that you have Tolkien purists in the group who have studied the setting for years if not decades and will complain about stuff like elves having pointed ears, noldor not reacting different from sindar, and your pronounciation of Elvish is very bad too...)

I recall D&D is pretty simplistic and would be easy to pick up by a beginner. Also there's been many new systems during the recent decades, you might want to check out how they answer the same question on roleplaying forums. I'd move from D&D as soon as possible into a setting which you find really interesting or a system which corresponds to your preferences.

I'd say the setting is very important since ultimately you want to tell a story that's engaging and meaningful for you - unless you come from a gaming perspective and all you want to do is to throw some dice, move around tin figures on a hex mat, consult the rulebook, slay some orcs and upgrade your gear, rinse and repeat.

GURPS is one good system to pick once you have your feet wet with RPG already. But there are many options that already have a fame in the RPG community and you may easily find people who are familiar with them.
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Re: Anyone here play tabletop roleplaying games?

Postby Grabbed_by_the_Spets » Sat 18 Feb 2017 18:33

So the DnD group is back in full force, we've smashed though more of the campaign in the last week than the past month combined.

So things flared between me and the other person hit a high point once we hit a dead end locked out form a murderous spirit. I knew it was something to do with suspect number 1 with the hidden macguffen in his bag, the spirit possessing me also assured that it was him that killed the grand mage person, mostly because she was the one who killed everyone else (sssshhh). After a rather, heated debate, I managed to convince the other party to my side by getting him to try and pin the blame on the ones who were on his side, after a lengthy confession the spirit of the confessor forcefully tore her sprint from his body, it was like a scene straight out of Phoenix Wright!

After solving the mystery and unlocking the chamber of secrets to find that what ever was terrorizing (thankfully) to have found it's long since passed. So after sanctifying the place and looting it dry we decide to head home and get some well mannered rest, I find a wand of holding which gives me a ton of "Hold 'X' " spells on the condition that I am now plagued with constant nightmares of being buried alive but hey, I'm a Kobold, that's pretty par for the course for us anyway. We're greeted by the Burgermeister who sent us out on this quest, the player who was possessed by the killers spirit knew about the Burgermeister's betrayal and forgot to tell everyone else, so when he went out and slapped the Burgermeister, we could only watch in awe as him and his henchmen pummeled him into the dirt (Seriously, none of our reactions were fast enough). After enthusiastically stomping the rouges face into the ground, the Burgermeister turns into this weird frog-person-thing who then smogs up the entire temple with poison smoke. What followed was pretty much one of the hardest fights I've payed in DnD, with this guy being able to knock down me and the other paladin (Pretty much the hardest PC's in the group) in three turns and having a turn after every PC's turn he was constantly one step away from TPKing us, fortunately some nice group heals and a very well needed crit put an end to his crusade.

We return home a bit worse for wear and rest up for a couple of days, before a new counselor, who is a total bitch to me (Which means I hate her and everyone else loves her), send us to investigate an orc raiding party (Which means somethings up, because there are no native orcs in Ravenloft.). After a brief encounter with a couple of blink spiders, we manged to find some camping orcs, or more specifically for me, a very large, tasty morsel of pork which lead to some very upset, hungry orcs. Fortunately, the rouge in charge decides to actually use diplomacy for one and have it not blow up in our face and I'm saved from being the replacement split! We find out though them that there are Yuan-ti inter-dimensional slavers going around messing things around and they're likely the cause so I leave of with a wild from or intrigue and a belly full of indigestion, to see what's going to happen next!

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Postby orcbuster » Tue 7 Mar 2017 05:25

So our DnD group got together with a few newcomers who had never played anything like it before.

They had no idea what hit them when me and my brother did our thing during our first combat. I'm a Serb bard with an accordion and he's a germanic superman barbarian with a zweihander. We have a deal that he only rages when I do my bardic inspiration song. So every time I do that I put on remove kebab as the combat goes on. Our DM goes to great lengths to describe the whole thing with the music still playing and at the end we're all laughing our asses off.
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Re: Anyone here play tabletop roleplaying games?

Postby Xeno426 » Tue 7 Mar 2017 07:12

So, I'm free nights again. Horray!

Any games I can sit in on or join?
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Re: Anyone here play tabletop roleplaying games?

Postby Mitchverr » Sun 26 Mar 2017 22:31

Anyone here into 30k? I have not touched it myself but thought I would give it a try finally, i am looking into collecting custodes because they look cool, this is literally the only reason i am looking to do so, even if custodes are UP or OP its just the way they look and the fluff drawing me in so I can adapt to any kind of game mechanic issues.

Anyone here able to give me some tips with reguards to the core diferences of 30k? The book i need for rules etc is sold out so i cant really get hold of a copy :lol:
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Re: Anyone here play tabletop roleplaying games?

Postby Xeno426 » Sun 26 Mar 2017 23:56

What is 30k? Do you mean Warhammer 40k?
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Re: Anyone here play tabletop roleplaying games?

Postby Grabbed_by_the_Spets » Sun 26 Mar 2017 23:59

30k is based on the massive civil war between the God Emperor and Horus, it fleshes out marines to something more than cookie cutter beefcakes, but I'm not too much of a fan because it only ever really focus' on Space Marines, which IMHO is the most boring part of 40k

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