• D&D etc

    From Felix@VERT to All on Wed Dec 9 20:33:48 2020
    Hi all!

    I am a long time D&D'er (started in 1977) and have a group of gamers that have been playing for 15 years running.
    (we are using a game system that is rooted in Steve Jackson's TFT, with house mods). I'd be interested in getting a group of BBS folk together in a campaing, maybe 5e or 1e.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Felix on Thu Dec 10 03:10:38 2020
    Re: D&D etc
    By: Felix to All on Wed Dec 09 2020 08:33 pm

    Hi all!

    I am a long time D&D'er (started in 1977) and have a group of gamers that ha been playing for 15 years running.
    (we are using a game system that is rooted in Steve Jackson's TFT, with hous mods). I'd be interested in getting a group of BBS folk together in a campai maybe 5e or 1e.


    So, what's the plan?

    I am familiar with 5e and, to a lesser extent, 1e. I think I prefer B/X to
    both but I am a bit of a weir case there. The only D&D iteration I actively hate is 3e so I am open to ideas :-)

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Felix on Thu Dec 10 07:12:00 2020
    Felix wrote to All <=-

    I am a long time D&D'er (started in 1977) and have a group of gamers
    that have been playing for 15 years running. (we are using a game
    system that is rooted in Steve Jackson's TFT, with house mods). I'd be interested in getting a group of BBS folk together in a campaing, maybe


    My son's gotten into it, apparently there's a site where you can
    store your characters and maps, and they play over Discord. They
    started doing that before the lockdown, but playing all night long is
    a part of the fun - nothing like being a high-school kid, finishing
    up around 3 or 4 in the morning and counting your spoils...



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  • From Mantrid@VERT/UKBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Dec 10 17:26:57 2020
    Re: Re: D&D etc
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Felix on Thu Dec 10 2020 07:12 am

    My son's gotten into it, apparently
    there's a site where you can
    store your characters and maps, and
    they play over Discord. They
    sounds possibly like roll20? that's
    where most groups tend to play, even
    local to each other as at my age you
    cant nip over to someone's house for
    the best part of a day, and the larger
    the group the less likely it is that
    everyone can make it at the same time
    so it always tends to go to roll20
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Dec 10 12:38:00 2020
    Re: Re: D&D etc
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Felix on Thu Dec 10 2020 07:12 am

    My son's gotten into it, apparently there's a site where you can
    store your characters and maps, and they play over Discord. They
    started doing that before the lockdown, but playing all night long is
    a part of the fun - nothing like being a high-school kid, finishing
    up around 3 or 4 in the morning and counting your spoils...

    My older brother used to play D&D. For whatever reason, I never got into it though. I'd sometimes stay up that late playing multiplayer PC games with people though.

    Nightfox

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Mantrid on Sat Dec 12 06:51:00 2020
    Mantrid wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    sounds possibly like roll20? that's
    where most groups tend to play, even
    local to each other as at my age you
    cant nip over to someone's house for
    the best part of a day, and the larger
    the group the less likely it is that
    everyone can make it at the same time
    so it always tends to go to roll20

    Yep, roll20 is the site. I think it's been helpful with kids' sense
    of isolation.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Sat Dec 12 06:53:00 2020
    Nightfox wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    My older brother used to play D&D. For whatever reason, I never got
    into it though. I'd sometimes stay up that late playing multiplayer PC games with people though.

    My multiplayer addiction was cooperative multiplayer DOOM. We'd play at
    work after hours until early morning. While I played Quake/Quake II deathmatches, it didn't compare to going through levels as a team.



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Dec 12 10:11:36 2020
    Re: Re: D&D etc
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Nightfox on Sat Dec 12 2020 06:53 am

    My older brother used to play D&D. For whatever reason, I never got
    into it though. I'd sometimes stay up that late playing multiplayer
    PC games with people though.

    My multiplayer addiction was cooperative multiplayer DOOM. We'd play at work after hours until early morning. While I played Quake/Quake II deathmatches, it didn't compare to going through levels as a team.

    That's cool. I haven't had much experience with multiplayer cooperative. Much of the time, I'd play deathmatch games. In more recent years, sometimes I've enjoyed capture the flag games with Unreal Tournament & such.

    Nightfox

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Sat Dec 12 13:33:01 2020
    Re: Re: D&D etc
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat Dec 12 2020 10:11 am

    Re: Re: D&D etc
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Nightfox on Sat Dec 12 2020 06:53 am

    My older brother used to play D&D. For whatever reason, I never got
    into it though. I'd sometimes stay up that late playing multiplayer
    PC games with people though.

    My multiplayer addiction was cooperative multiplayer DOOM. We'd play at work after hours until early morning. While I played Quake/Quake II deathmatches, it didn't compare to going through levels as a team.

    That's cool. I haven't had much experience with multiplayer cooperative. M of the time, I'd play deathmatch games. In more recent years, sometimes I'v enjoyed capture the flag games with Unreal Tournament & such.

    Nightfox


    I have some experience with multiplayed cooperative with Halo and Halo 2, but those are a completely different generation of games. By then you had all this mechanic of taking cover for "healing" et all. That said I think Halo 1 and 2 are the most modern FPS I have managed to enjoy.
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  • From Tim Whitson@VERT/FQBBS to Felix on Wed Dec 16 19:56:48 2020
    Re: D&D etc
    By: Felix to All on Wed Dec 09 2020 08:33 pm

    We play Pathfinder. It runs off enhanced D&D 3.5 rules. We've been playing that over 10 years now. D&D 4.0 was bad, and 5 seems too far out there. Prior to the Covid crap we'd get together once a month. We started around 77 also, with the White Box. Fun times.

    Tim

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Tim Whitson on Thu Dec 17 05:40:00 2020
    Re: D&D etc
    By: Tim Whitson to Felix on Wed Dec 16 2020 07:56 pm

    Re: D&D etc
    By: Felix to All on Wed Dec 09 2020 08:33 pm

    We play Pathfinder. It runs off enhanced D&D 3.5 rules. We've been playing that over 10 years now. D&D 4.0 was bad, and 5 seems too far out there. Pr to the Covid crap we'd get together once a month. We started around 77 also with the White Box. Fun times.

    Tim


    I am not a fan of D&D 4.0, but I don't think it was as bad as people claims it was. If they had released it with other name, it would have been remembered as an ok roleplaying game with heavy skirmishing mechanics. The game only became unworkable once your adventures hit parangon tier (10+ lvl). After that point, combats were decided in a couple of turns and everythign after that was a grind to see how long it took the losers to die.

    D&D 5 reminds me of Castles and Crusaders. The core mechanics are very basic and feel like a reminiscence of the OSR, but resource and skill management are New School. It works extremely well for megadungeon campaigns as long as no character falls behind the rest of the group by a lot of XP.

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