Hey all the uncool kids were doing it

So i have another hour to waste today at the Library and since i saw in the randomness thread how many of us actualy played table top RPG's i figured i'd chime in and make a thread.

Personaly i play 3.5 D&D when i can find a group. Which is not near offten enough. Im always interested in learning new systems and have heard good things about shadowrun and gurps.

So what do you guys play? What was the most fun you've ever had during a gaming session? Are you an rp'r or a kick down the door and kill the monster kinda player. Let us know

Small aside if you don't know who Mr. Welsh is and what he can no longer do during a rpg you need to check this out. Some of these things are friggin HILLARIOUS! http://theglen.livejournal.com/16735.html

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Hyacinthe's picture

I'm a huge RPG nerd. I've played most oWOD and nWOD games. I love Nobilis, Shadowrun, Dogs in the Vineyard, Kult, Over the Edge, Bette Noir, and Cell Gamma. I'm actually not a big fan of D&D. I'm more into the fluff and rp'ing than the system. Also, leveling up and creating a character with levels annoys the hell out of me. I think it's

I can't really pin down the most fun I've ever had. As you can see, I RP a lot, so it's hard to pin it down to just one. However, me and one of my friends always try and play brother/sister when we are in the same game. We play off of each other really well, and always

Currently, I am in a game of Hunter (nWOD) and in a Requiem LARP. I was in a game of In Nomine, but then it died. Sad However, I'm about to be in a game of I Kill Puppies for Satan, so I am quite excited for that.

Vil's picture

I've played D&D 3.0 and 3.5. I like the look of the Pathfinder "3.75" much more than 4th edition, but recently I've started collecting books for GURPS. Haven't gotten a chance to play it yet, but the possibilities are already running wild in my head. I haven't actually played any RPGs in a few years now...you'd think I could find a group at college, but...

I think I prefer the rp side of the games more, but my groups have tended towards slaughtering monsters; so I usually end up DMing.

Kittae's picture

Postulant

I'm most comfy in D&D 3.0 and 3.5, although one of our DMs recently got pissy at my boyfriend knowing the rules better than him and decided to make us all learn 2.0. Marvel Universe is hellaciously fun, as is the World of Warcraft tabletop. One of the best games I played in, the DM could give a shit about the system, he just wanted to run his plotline. So basically, you could pick the best stuff between 3.0, 3.5, and the Warcraft book. And we were building our own Brewmaster class from Warcraft 3, because the book it was in hadn't been released yet.

Most fun was either that game, or the Marvel game where the DM decided my character was the daughter of a god of Chaos without telling me. (However, right when this was revealed was when he set down the book and said "Okay, I'm done with this game." x.x )

kawaiikune's picture

Embodiment

D&D every Friday night. I played a bunch with my dad and my brother, and sometimes some of my brothers friends as well, after I got a set of books for Christmas when I was 10. Once I got to college, we set up the regular weekly campaign. I think I've played everything but the original at this point.

Taslin's picture

Postulant

I've got a substantial group of friends into D&D, and we usually have two separate campaigns (with some player overlap) going on each semester. We use 3.5, because everyone already has the stuff from before 4.0 came out. Smile Campaign groups usually meet once a week, though scheduling a time that works for absolutely everybody can be hard.

Tirael's picture

but haven't had much success so far, so sort of quit on it. I stick more to free-form web-RPGs now. Problem with an almost complete lack of empathy is that it makes improvising being someone else difficult. Still, i've had some enjoyable FFRPs in the DnD setting.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I used to play back when D&D gear was super cheap. I just bought the beginners' set for No1. Not so much now. I have to reteach myself how to play!

Freegrassn's picture

Wow, I was thinking of doing this thread a couple of days ago, but I thought I'd sound silly. I currently play D&D 1.2 (Advanced) and 4E as DM and Player Character. I love RPGs, especially fantasy.

girlthing's picture

Petitioner

someone gave me a bunch of old AD&D books recently and I thought it would be neat to play using them. I didn't think anyone did that! Biggrin

Clare-Dragonfly's picture

Supplicant

I played a weird "gestalt" D&D 3.5 in college with a group of crazy friends. I also did a Changeling: the Dreaming LARP with a slightly different group of crazy friends. I also tried to get in on my boyfriend's friends' D&D a couple times, but as I'm not around consistently and they don't do... well, anything consistently, it hasn't stuck. The WoD system (at least, oWoD; I'm not at all familiar with the new stuff) makes much more sense to me than D&D.

Most of my roleplaying, though, is either forum-based or LJ-clone-based online stuff. Right now I'm in a Harry Potter game and an original Arthurian-legend-reincarnation thing.

Laureril's picture

Supplicant

oWoD was definitely easier to pick up. I haven't had the chance to play nWoD yet, or I'd offer a comparison. From what I can tell, they standardized things so that things are a little more even across the board. In one Changling: the Dreaming story, our ST told us that essentially, our changelings were all pansies that WILL NOT SURVIVE what we're up against (namely Vampires). ... I rerolled a Werewolf so we'd have some firepower.

I think probably the easiest looking system I've ever seen is called Minimus - the "PHB" and "DMG" are one page front and back. It really looks interesting. And it's essentially free - there's an optional $3 payment available if you played it and enjoyed using the system

Lyn Thorne-Alder's picture

New WoD is more level, more standardized, and a little more complex (it's TT even in LARP, essentially).

But in the old WoD, still my favorite, whether your changeling could take your vampire really depended on the vamp, the fae, and the ST.

Hi, I'm Lyn, and I'm a shameless gamer, have been for over a decade - primarily LARP and the online gaming that comes of being a thousand miles from your LARP group.

Oh, and I love this story.

V's picture

Embodiment

Nice to meetcha! If you register for an account you earn points and badges--our substitute for the basic "post count". Points also have some additional uses in terms of getting a personal cameo in-story or voting on bonus stories once the bonus story backlog is worked down Smile

Davik's picture

Embodiment

I'm currently playing in a 3.5 campaign and planning one of my own; I tried 4.0, but didn't think it was worth continuing. As far as the most fun, I think it would have to be one of two sessions; the first one involved our group breaking out of prison. Our fighters in the group decided that they wanted to storm the barracks room on the way out, so they burst in on a large number of soldiers, then proceed to not roll anything over a 5 on any of their attacks. Needless to say they went down pretty quickly, which left me and another player, both mages almost out of spells, to face the horde. With a combination of bow, sword, and staff we managed to take down the entire group Blum 3
The other case involved my human monk getting killed by a drow mage, just to be reincarnated as a halfling. Needless to say, character was a little upset by this, and went on a bit of a rampage which happened to include the wholesale slaughter of a large number of drow babies. Yeah, not only did my alignment get changed to evil, but half the party decided to take their leave (and roll up new characters who hadn't witnessed that particular episode). I'm still upset the bard managed to get away with one of the drow babies before I could finish the job...

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

I had a group I used to play regularly with. We had just rolled up characters for a new campain. We had some how managed to level on our way to the destination. We came around the corner of this mountain path and surprised a rock giant. I don't remember for sure what this one guy had rolled up, but he used the surprise to charge the giant and punch him. Considering the height disparity, he landed a solid punch on the giant's frank and beans, only to be pounded to a pulp, literaly, while the rest of us withdrew.

Freegrassn's picture

The first one musta really sucked, the second, ... cool

Davik's picture

Embodiment

Are you kidding? The first one rocked Smile Two mages took down more than half a dozen fighters in close combat; once our fighters came to again we never let them live it down.

Saramander's picture

Petitioner

I never actually played D&D, but I kinda wanted to, I really enjoyed being a spectator while my friends played. My main hang up was all the math and keeping track of numbers. I did LARP Vampire: The Masquerade in high school, that was good times. Our ST's set up some really great politically driven story lines so it was more about subterfuge and political maneuvering than hit points and stat sheets, much more up my alley. After leaving my hometown, I learned how "lame" LARPing and especialy LARPing Vampire is considered among the geeking elite (aka, the hardcore D&D folk) But I refuse to feel lame for having a blast working out social awkwardness and sexual tension amongst some of the coolest and sexiest people I knew at the time Smile

Davik's picture

Embodiment

I play D&D with a bunch of physicists who have mastered 4 dimensional quantum physics, and even we get messed up on the math occasionally Blum 3 Besides, if you enjoy it, who cares if it's "lame" or not?

Lyn Thorne-Alder's picture

I have heard my human-calculator roommate complain "This game has too much math" in a particularly... ahem... "roll playing" map-involving complex D&D game.

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

and register. You seem like our kind of people. Blum 3

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Read that phrase again and tell me how worried you are about what they think about anything. Smile

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

I've rocked the Palladium System (Rifts, specifically).
oWoD (especially Orpheus).
AD&D (mk2)
3.0, 3.5.
Right now, we're PC'ing a 3.5 module using an alternative (very low-magic) PH by the name of "Iron Heroes."
It's a feat- and class-ability- driven system with highly developed feat trees. All the magic items have some (significant) drawback, healing potions leave you blind or disoriented, the whole nine. No clerics, severely limited arcane power. Alot of the crossover has been (and continues to be) house-ruled up.
When we don't have enough players for that, we run what we call the "Incompetent Thief Stories," where we run index-card size PC's...no class level, 3d6 straight down. Choose 4 skills you can roll -credibly-, the rest you have to throw a d20 and pray. It's deliciously low-powered (a sword would be -great-), but it's great fun, because you never really know what's gonna happen.

Laureril's picture

Supplicant

Ah, yes... Orpheus was ... interesting.

My character was an ER doctor who had been on the table once or twice herself. Skimmer Bansidhe. The rest of the team included a (formerly Communist? We never asked...) demolitions and firearms expert, an ex-policeman, a deceased cab driver, and a street racer. We souped up an old van to have bunks to stash our bodies. It was like the Mystery Machine on crack - and it came with its own ghosts!

Seems like our encounters usually ended in "Oh shit, too much vitality spent! Get to the van!"

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

I was a server at a restaurant/sleeper/poltergeist...

Until I died in a major explosion.
Then I was a ghost.

girlthing's picture

Petitioner

I've only really had a chance to play with two different groups. The most fun one was definitely the silly/crazy group in which the DM had woven together the traditional 3.5 universe with planes and monsters from random other sources, like his Forgotten Realms books. Most of us, the players, were very new to the game, so there was a lot of patience in that group for learners. and several of the guys were really crazy in the way they played (one would totally burn down every tavern we visited because he wanted to do what he called "crazy shit"). The DM had a lot of fun with natural 20's and natural 1's. The whole experience was really great and I really miss it a lot! I'm not a naturally social person, and I'm a pretty big dork, so this stuff (when done with a sense of humour) is one of my favorite things in the world.
The other group I played with had a more epic feel to it, but wasn't without it's own humour ("laying of hands" massage, anyone?).

intergal's picture

I'm not up with D&D and tabletop RPGs, but my boyfriend is into them in a big way, and I've been doing freeform written RPGs on the internet for a few years now.

Capriox's picture

Embodiment

Those were my home during high school. I started out in fanfic-based ones (they were fan 'zines that had moved online when everyone got AOL between '94-'96) and then ended up doing ones created out of whole cloth from the imaginations of the group founders. We called them play-by-emails, as opposed to all the chatroom-based RPing going on then.

Anyone else here remember the AOL chatroom The Red Dragon Inn (or something like that)?

Davik's picture

Embodiment

I seem to remember killing a few nights in there back in high school. Ah the days when AOL actually seemed like a decent internet connection...

Clare-Dragonfly's picture

Supplicant

I actually recently discovered that it still exists, somewhere on the internet. Google it.

I did have a few Rhydin characters; one of them was in a guild (the Order of the Crimson Star) that had regular meetings at the Red Dragon Inn. I prefer the slower pace of forum/journal games these days, though.

Davik's picture

Embodiment

This thread actually reminded me that I really need to find a new 3.5 campaign to play; I've got an insane cleric that I'm dying to play, but I'm not ready to ditch my swashbuckler just yet.

Cheez-It's picture

Right now I'm playing in two campaigns, both of em are 3.5, the DM doesn't like 4.0. I've got a rogue/combat trapsmith and a fighter that is still alive at level nine! This wouldn't bee too monumentus , except that our DM likes to kill us. Half the fun says I!

The funniest thing that's happened to us is probably...

See, we were on this side quest, helping a paladin clear a temple where an army of demons was fighting an army of devils, and we pop out through the main thoroughfair into a skirmish they're having. Naturally they decide we look tastier and everyone attacks us. We're outnumbered four/five to one, but being mostly melee fighters we decide to stick it out... and get pounded. I've got the most hp left so i roll an intimidate check while the rest of the party runs off. I fail the intimidate check, but swing my greatsword, and crit four times in a row with improved cleave, kill half the guys that were left and scare off the rest.

Maybe you had to be there >.

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

I had a dwarven barbarian that used to be able to do things like that. Go into a rage, with the pluses to strength, great cleave (I may be combining two feats here, it's been about five years since I've played), and the magical enhancements on my great axe. Toss in an intimidate roll and a battle cry.

It was a thing of beauty.

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