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Is there, beneath this question, an ulterior motive/pipe dream where a few of us find time to play the game together, however briefly? ... Who's to say?
A few times, we had what we called "run whatca brung" games. In a sense you were the character and you had to have the weapons and items your character was wearing or carried. If you didn't have it, you couldn't use it.
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That sounds like a fantastic way for Pete to outclass most other players, for a group to outgrow their table size quickly...and for tavern brawls to become far more bloody that necessary.Peter Remling wrote:A few times, we had what we called "run whatca brung" games. In a sense you were the character and you had to have the weapons and items your character was wearing or carried. If you didn't have it, you couldn't use it.
In short...I love it.
Most of us, at one time or another, have played. Been a long time, but I've always loved the game.
Not really, my younger brother Mike, had about as many swords as I did, made his first maille from the old pull tabs of Bud cans ("Ale Maille") and went on to make his own butted maille out of 12ga wire and convert several helmets. He even made a suit of maille for his wife's Cabbage Patch doll. My youngest brother Jeff had a few knives, an axe and some bits of armor given him by Mike. My wife Joanne borrowed whatever blade she wanted and I had already made both her and Steve, my friend a dagger and knife respectively.Greg wrote:
That sounds like a fantastic way for Pete to outclass most other players,.
Another player Bob had several swords by this time, 2 Del Tins and was starting Kendo so he had his armor.
Mike is the brother who later went on the make the small catapult and full sized Ballista, I posted about years ago.
So I wasn't the only equipped person in the group.
Still fun to remember all the antics.
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I have every edition save the Fourth...that one was not, is not, and in my opinion, never was, actual Dungeons & Dragons. The new Fifth Edition is most excellent, keeping some of what has gone before and bringing back some things from earlier..as well as adding some nifty new things.
I have not had a game in a long time as no one near enough to manage it is interested in playing. I still make characters, still read the books, still enjoy maps from some (not all) of the settings.
I'm a real fan of the game. I even worked for Wizards of the Coast for a bit, though not on the game; online chatroom hostess. The Crossroads Tavern, aye.
I have the original pamphlets and a well worn Blue Edition. I was hooked.
I liked the 1st Edition AD &D.
I was so-so on the 2cnd Editon.
I think that I like the 3.5 Edition the best. I didn't care for that whole "half edition" thing though.
I despised the 4th Edition and wouldn't play it.
I haven't played the 5th Editon yet (beyond creating some characters). So far, there are some things that I like and some things that I don't. In my opinion, the duration of the spells seem very short. It is certainly an improvement over the 4th Edition.
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Three times three,
What brought they from the foundered land
Over the flowing sea?
Seven stars and seven stones
And one white tree.
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I played some D&D in the USN, but it bored me to tears. Sorry, but I haven't done any gaming for decades.
Now a bit of a LARP in the woods, that would suit me fine.
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Come on up to Indiana!Kortoso wrote:Now a bit of a LARP in the woods, that would suit me fine.
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I ended up with all the stuff when game night sputtered out in 1985, and I think it all is still in the attic at the folks, now my brother's, house.
of The Black Company of the Dúnedain,
The Free Company of Arnor