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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:27 AM
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Does *anybody* still play D&D?
I was in that first generation of D&D referees who had the three little books, and had to make up almost all of the rules... I had the pleasure? recently to see what passes for D&D rules now, and I wonder at who could possibly have any fun with these? They are so detailed that all of the creativity has been beaten out of the game!

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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:31 AM
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1. I'm friends with the guy translating D&D3E into Japanese...
Well, more like acquaintances through previous work in translation in the other direction but... well, GURPS is real popular in Japan too. Who's to say the rule heaviness wouldn't appeal more to that market. All the veteran role players I know (including my gf and best friend) are much more into the role playing aspect. But they don't need crutches. For younger people - and I'm not that old, mid-20's - maybe it has that charm...
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:34 AM
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2. time trippn...D&D used to be an imaginitive - think on the feet type game.
Has it gone soft?
That would be sad.
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HawkerHurricane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:11 AM
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3. I still play it...
Have since 1980.

Yeah, instead of the DM winging it, and winging it a different way each time, the rules are more thought out. So, I have more fun because I don't have to worry that things are going to change from week to week.
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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:16 AM
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4. Not me. I play Shadowrun!
Nothing quite as satisfying as throwing a big handful of D-6's at an opponent!

Tucker
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:28 AM
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5. My husband plays it occasionally.
I'm not sure what he's playing now, but the pictures in the book sure are creepy. :scared:
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onebigbadwulf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:35 AM
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6. My friends and I played star wars RPG
and, like D&D, it was awful with a lot of rules.

So, we modified them and threw out almost all of them except for character creation and combat system.

It's so much more fun that way. My suggestion is - F the rules.
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