View Poll Results: Do you play pen and paper roleplaying games?

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  • I'm an active roleplayer.

    6 22.22%
  • I used to, but not any more.

    15 55.56%
  • Never tried it, but I might someday.

    1 3.70%
  • Not a chance.

    4 14.81%
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    Re: Role Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Well, luckily, I have just about everything published for Rolemaster now. The only thing I'm missing are the original 2e Rolemaster Companions. It's just the missed opportunities to play with such a robust system when it was easier to get players to learn new systems...

    When I was putting together a HARP game a couple of years ago, I mentioned that it was based on Rolemaster and one of my players said "Cecil, don't take this the wrong way, but you're the only person I know that I can picture playing Rolemaster." Damned near broke my heart.
    I never really played RM, but I did play a few games of MERP. I thought it was a really good system that captured the feel of Middle Earth. RM probably gets as much bad press as Hero does. People say that it's too difficult and you need to know algebra in order to play it. Once I've taken players through character creation and a game session they come out saying that Hero isn't that difficult to learn and play.

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    Re: Role Players

    I have played lots of Rifts, TMNT, Earthdawn, Shadowrun, D&D, Imagine, and (I am sad to say) changeling (it was during my goth stage).

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    Re: Role Players

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    People say that it's too difficult and you need to know algebra in order to play it.
    I don't know algebra, and I've never had a problem understanding the math involved in an RPG. I've had problems with obscure rules, but never with the Math.

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    Re: Role Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I don't know algebra, and I've never had a problem understanding the math involved in an RPG. I've had problems with obscure rules, but never with the Math.
    Well Hero System just uses basic math since it's all points based.

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    Re: Role Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin
    Let's see if I can remember right. There were five guys I used to play RPGs with.

    One went to the Citadel and became a career military officer.
    One became an engineer.
    Another is a firefighter, a supervisor and trainer actually.
    One got killed in a robbery at his place of business, shortly after being engaged. Good guy, miss him.
    The other is a security guard who never married and can barely carry on a conversation with someone who doesn't speak geek. (this was the one who was really really into it, and still is.)
    Let me see how I do.

    One guy used to be vehemently anti-homosexual, now he's a pre-op tranny. Go figure. He's living with another guy that used to be in the group. Said second guy has gotten fired from several jobs because instead of doing what he was supposed to do, he'd go hang out at the game store while on the clock.

    Then there's my brother-in-law who has a dead-end job, still lives with his parents and he's almost 50. Never had a girlfriend in his life. Doesn't want one.

    Then there's my best friend who, likewise, has never had a girlfriend, but at least he has a college education. Never had a full-time job though, he spent the last decade caring for his parents who are both now dead and he can't get any sort of job. Has lots of dreams, all of them ridiculous.

    The only one I never see and don't want to is one guy who was about as ignorant as they come. His major claim to stupidity was the argument that light ought to cut you in half. Yes, he was that stupid.

    And then there's my wife, who was a part of the group for a little bit before we started going out, mostly because she had nothing better to do. Once we got together, we both dropped out. Never really missed it either.
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    Re: Role Players

    Never really got into tabletop or pen & paper RPGs, got into LARP though - ran some and played some when I was at my previous college - once I get out of community college and return to the 4-year college life, I'll be running some more in between my studies.

    One of my friends, who ran the first LARP I played, helped me co-write one I am working on editing and eventually getting published - a slapstick/cartoon fantasy genre game [if one exists - ah hell, if one didn't before, it does now ], the first rulebook for which was written and printed out 2 years ago next week for playtesting.

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    Re: Role Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Let's see if I can remember right. There were five guys I used to play RPGs with.

    One went to the Citadel and became a career military officer.
    One became an engineer.
    Another is a firefighter, a supervisor and trainer actually.
    One got killed in a robbery at his place of business, shortly after being engaged. Good guy, miss him.
    The other is a security guard who never married and can barely carry on a conversation with someone who doesn't speak geek. (this was the one who was really really into it, and still is.)
    Ohhh, this is a fun game.

    My original gaming group...

    My DM was relatively popular in High School, playing football and baseball his freshman year till he messed up his knee. Went onto a private college, member of a fraternity, now works a semi-professional job.
    One player was a star wrestler who went on to become valedictorian of our class and went to Harvard followed by MIT for engineering while wrestling in college as well.
    Another player was yet another star wrestler who ended up going the ROTC route while in college and trying out for the Seals (breaking his ankle on the second to last day) and currently is an officer serving in Iraq with I believe doing demolitions.
    One I don't really speak to anymore and have no idea what happened to him, but he was a jackass anyways.
    And the final one...okay, he lives in his parents basement still, after graduating with a comp sci degree, while he works at a Kroger. He's the former DM's brother.

    Okay, so not all of them are hits lol.

    It wasn't until college that I first heavily got introduced to the stereotypical gamer. But I learned that lesson quick when I sent out a message trying to find people who'd be interested to play...and the first person that shows up to the game is wearing, I **** you not, an actual cloak.

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    Re: Role Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    It wasn't until college that I first heavily got introduced to the stereotypical gamer. But I learned that lesson quick when I sent out a message trying to find people who'd be interested to play...and the first person that shows up to the game is wearing, I **** you not, an actual cloak.


    We went to the local comic book store, for the first time here, a couple of weeks ago.

    Wasn't as bad as the cloak guy but the guy who owns it, as well as, the card gamers were your stereotypical game geeks.
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    Re: Role Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That's my problem, as well.

    The guys I used to play with, are perpetually single and get very jealous, if I couldn't drop everything to go hang out with them.
    I had to cut ties because of it.
    The reason my ex and I were so popular in gaming circles was because we were married and could hold down a job

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    Re: Role Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Ohhh, this is a fun game.

    My original gaming group...

    My DM was relatively popular in High School, playing football and baseball his freshman year till he messed up his knee. Went onto a private college, member of a fraternity, now works a semi-professional job.
    One player was a star wrestler who went on to become valedictorian of our class and went to Harvard followed by MIT for engineering while wrestling in college as well.
    Another player was yet another star wrestler who ended up going the ROTC route while in college and trying out for the Seals (breaking his ankle on the second to last day) and currently is an officer serving in Iraq with I believe doing demolitions.
    One I don't really speak to anymore and have no idea what happened to him, but he was a jackass anyways.
    And the final one...okay, he lives in his parents basement still, after graduating with a comp sci degree, while he works at a Kroger. He's the former DM's brother.

    Okay, so not all of them are hits lol.

    It wasn't until college that I first heavily got introduced to the stereotypical gamer. But I learned that lesson quick when I sent out a message trying to find people who'd be interested to play...and the first person that shows up to the game is wearing, I **** you not, an actual cloak.
    The most I ever dressed up was for Vampire: The Masquerade. Ripped jeans, steel-toe boots, a faded metal band shirt, half-finger gloves, a ccw holster with a blue rubber training pistol, and of course the high-speed ceramic fangs.

    I think I also sported the stick-on Blade clan tattoos from the movie theater when it was vogue.

    I dressed up more for laser-tag than for gaming, though.

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