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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 05:47 PM

Checking in to see if any Tabletop Gamers exist.

From the beer & pretzel games of Axis & Allies and Talisman, to the hard-core games of the grognards (myself) like Advanced Squad Leader or Panzer Leader to the (again, myself) arcane, dusty recesses of D&D.

I'd pay folding money to see a D&D Editions flame war on DU... it might be a first here.

Never knew this group existed. Now I do; though it seems pretty geared towards console/PC gaming (granted-- that's where the money is, and the crowds do follow).

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Reply Checking in to see if any Tabletop Gamers exist. (Original post)
LanternWaste Nov 2018 OP
Nictuku Nov 2018 #1
GemDigger Nov 2018 #2
pansypoo53219 Nov 2018 #3
Codeine Jan 2019 #4
NeoGreen Mar 2019 #6
Codeine Mar 2019 #7
NeoGreen Mar 2019 #9
Capt. America Mar 2019 #10
NeoGreen Mar 2019 #5
Codeine Mar 2019 #8
Capt. America Mar 2019 #11
caraher Mar 2019 #12

Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 06:43 PM

1. It has been a very long time...

But I used to run a TinyMUSH online Roleplaying game (White Wolf). My game was based in New Orleans. We had Vampires, Werewolfs, Mages, and Mortals. Some Voodoo flavor too.

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Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:56 PM

2. Risk/Castle Risk is my go to tabletop game.

World of Warcraft and League of Legends were my online games.

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Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:27 PM

3. sorry, i go back farther to a german card game. schopskopf. or sheepshead.

i can say i did play it online with senator wellstone eons ago.

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Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 11:08 AM

4. A few of us exist.

I play everything tabletop; boardgames, wargames, miniatures games, dexterity games, RPGs, Magic the Gathering, even collectible dice games.

I started in the 80s with AD&D, branched out into Squad Leader and the whole board wargame scene, and it grew from there. The 90s were a blur of minis and MtG, and in the 2000s I made the leap back into Dungeons and Dragons with the release of 4th edition (still the best.) Euro-style games got me back into boardgaming in a big way as well, and the recent success of tightly-designed and quicker-playing wargames like the COIN system from GMT has increased my play in that genre.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 09:26 AM

6. 4th edition!?...

...really?

1st edition baby! THAC0 RULES!

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 10:00 AM

7. 1st edition will always hold a place in my

old man heart as the game that got the whole thing going, but gawd that’s a clunky old system compared to modern gaming. I will admit that while we loved 4th edition D&D we did stop playing that as well, switching over to “teh new hotness” of Dungeon World and other PBTA variants.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 10:18 AM

9. In all honesty, any version of D&D is good D&D...

...and even I was taken in and won over by the graphics and images in the 3.0/3.5 era books (you should see my library).

I also enjoyed the 3.75 Pathfinder version by Paizo, and have recently stared reading the rules to Starfinder.

It's all good.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 20, 2019, 11:58 PM

10. I started in the early 80s as well. I've played tons of role playing games and actually have a few

play tester credits to my name.

I have to kindly disagree with your assessment of 4th Edition. I read it once and knew immediately it was not for me. I do enjoy the heck out of 5th Edition.

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Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 09:24 AM

5. Some of us even come late to the table...

...

It's getting tougher all the time to find people who have the time to play a table top game.

I'll start your D&D flame war:

I played D&D before it was 'advanced'!

With Real lead figures!



Oh, and in confession, I have a never-played box-shelf copy of Civilization.

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 10:04 AM

8. I wish I would have played Basic

I had an old red box of Basic (a friend even had the old original game with the “fighting man” class, but honestly. . . ) that my parents got me for Christmas at the same time they got me the AD&D books. Being eleven years old I naturally assumed “advanced” meant “better” and so never paid much attention the the Basic stuff. A lot of old players assure me it was the better, cleaner system.

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Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

11. I'm here. Mainly 5th edition but I have played tons of different role playing games. I even have

some play tester credits to my name.

"Pick up the dice and fight".

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Response to LanternWaste (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 02:49 AM

12. Haven't had much time for gaming in recent years

I did play the original D&D back in the '70s once or twice, but mainly played SPI/Avalon Hill wargames until I went to college. Afterward I picked up the wargames again, mainly World in Flames, Air Superiority and similar air combat games, but have pretty much stopped those (and am slowly selling off my collection). I also started D&D with version 3.5 as a way to do things with the family (my wife and sons were playing tons World of Warcraft back then); this past weekend we played some 5th Edition.

I get a lot of flak from my family over my D&D characters, because I tend to prefer simple-minded, combat-oriented characters (e.g. my current half-orc barbarian). They want me to be a spellcaster, but I am not really interested in figure out the ins and outs of magic. Also, isn't the point of role-playing games that you get to be someone different? I think too much in real life, so I prefer to play someone who doesn't think much at all.

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