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« on: February 10, 2011, 09:10:39 am »
Back in high school, some of my friends and I tried out a run of Dungeons & Dragons.  We had some fun with it, but the friend who acted as Dungeon Master (DM) for the campaign was the bossy chick with a superiority complex.  She made ridiculous use of her DM authority and turned out to not actually know what she was doing (she had claimed that she had not only played for years, but had DM'd several games in the past).

Our first foray into D&D did not last long.  But it was not without fond memories.  Recently, while watching an awesome fantasy film at a theatre, we decided to give it another go.  Our group of friends has changed over the years.  Some people were no longer a part of it (including bossy know-it-all), and there were new friends.  From the beginning, it was decided that I would DM the campaign.  I set about getting the things I needed: a dice set, the core rulebooks, character sheets, a grid sheet.  And then I got busy studying, planning, and crafting. 

I have now had the joy of creating my own campaign setting, DMing two campaigns (one meets one day each week, the other another), and of handing the reins of one campaign over to one of the players so I could roll up my own character and play also.  I've really enjoyed what we've done so far.  Currently, I DM the second campaign which was started, and I play a character in the other campaign which I handed off to a player to take over as DM. 

Has anyone else had any experience with D&D or another tabletop roleplaying game?

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Re: D&D
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 04:21:53 pm »
I used to play a lot during high school. I started with AD&D, then D&D. I've played up to the 3.5 version. Some of my friends still play it, but I lost interest.
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Re: D&D
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 05:18:43 pm »
We play the Revised Third Edition (3.5).  What was your favorite role to play in an adventuring party, and what class did you choose for that role? 

For example, We have a Fighter who is most definitely a tank, and I'm currently playing a Traiteur (a homebrew caster class that's a blend of shaman and cleric) that is the party's primary healer at this point.

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Re: D&D
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 01:29:25 pm »
I'm about to start my first ever game in 3.5 with some mates off another forum :)

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Re: D&D
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 12:27:18 pm »
We play the Revised Third Edition (3.5).  What was your favorite role to play in an adventuring party, and what class did you choose for that role? 

For example, We have a Fighter who is most definitely a tank, and I'm currently playing a Traiteur (a homebrew caster class that's a blend of shaman and cleric) that is the party's primary healer at this point.


I liked to play a Paladin. Kind of curious, most of my friends liked "antiheros" types, and usually I was the only one Lawful Good in the group.
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Re: D&D
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 04:14:52 pm »
I played off and on while in college, but mostly I played White Wolf RPGs.  When I played D&D 3.5 (and most recently Pathfinder, which is sorta like 3.5) I normally played Neutral Good, mainly because it was more along the lines own personality.  As for class I normally am just a "role player" in essence I play whatever the other people don't wanna play ("No mages in the group? I'm your man") sort of thing. 

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Re: D&D
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 05:19:16 pm »
Warhammer was a far better RPG. I was shocked to find that it was discontinued. It was less restrictive about characters and careers and gave a lot more flexibility to the game play. I always liked to roll the worst characters ever. My favourite character was a diseased halfling with a number of mental disorders who started out life as a rat catcher. She later progressed to become a torturer. If you have a particularly low ratings then it's amazing just how problems just seem to sort themselves out. No one needs to kill you and everyone has automatic success in convincing you to join their side.

I also enjoyed Call of Cthulhu.

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Re: D&D
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 01:39:15 am »
I tried to get into D&D to no real avail during my public schooling but when I got into my group of college friends I was able to indulge almost every week. There were a few of us who were always available and a few more who'd play occasionally, and that's one of the things I miss most about that period of my life, honestly. While I can say in hindsight that D&D (especially 3.5) isn't close to the best system out there and I'm not sure I should recommend it to anyone, I certainly enjoyed my time with it.
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Re: D&D
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 04:37:07 am »
When I was in London, a flatmate and his friends used to play it way too much. He invited me to join in a couple of times, but I could never get into it.

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Re: D&D
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2011, 01:51:27 am »
I have only played a little myself. But I am toying with some campaign ideas.
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Re: D&D
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2011, 07:54:21 pm »
Everyone likes 3.5 and not 4.0, I don't see a whole lot of difference. I played 3.5 for a year and then started on 4.0. I like it, it's a little awkward that Fire Elementals or fire doesn't really burn

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Re: D&D
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2011, 11:42:23 pm »
Everyone I've ever played with since 4th came out prefers it over 3.5, but I know my group may not be average. 4th certainly is the better system to introduce someone to, though, as it requires a lot less kludge to make balanced so you can focus your efforts on making it fun.
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Re: D&D
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2011, 07:51:56 pm »
Everyone I've ever played with since 4th came out prefers it over 3.5, but I know my group may not be average. 4th certainly is the better system to introduce someone to, though, as it requires a lot less kludge to make balanced so you can focus your efforts on making it fun.
I think that is what game developers were going for, a system that would be accessible to first time gamers.  Unfortunately they have appeared to alienate more "hard core" D&D players, most of the ones I know have gone over to Pathfinder (or still play 3.5) rather than 4th ed.

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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2011, 02:30:53 am »
I know many that have gone over to pathfinder. I'm actually getting read to start another game, cthulhu. I am actually writing a paper on D&D and the benefits of teaching it to students - team playing, problem solving. I'm kinda tired of people talking about all the negatives.

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Re: D&D
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2011, 10:11:52 pm »
is anyone playing the D&D Encounters at local gaming shops?