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2013-01-23 11:43:03 AM
I cast MAGIC MISSILE!

/never played DnD, but love that skit based on it.
 
2013-01-23 11:47:55 AM
Not old enough for anything before 1E, but most of my fondest memories are from 2nd Ed.
 
2013-01-23 11:48:36 AM
www.squaremans.com
 
2013-01-23 11:52:04 AM
If you're really a nerd, this book is a cool read about the history of D&D http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/
 
2013-01-23 11:53:25 AM
as I said many times before when this was announced yesterday...while I applaud this effort and believe it to be a VERY good business move...it's far far too little and very late to the table.  about 5 years too late, in fact.  WoTC is attempting to reverse the damage done to their business model by a CEO who is/was a f*cking moron with no understanding of his target market or the genre he was selling.  But hey, he got his golden parachute so go capitalism go!

*sigh*

sorry.  i'm only slightly bitter about that.  again, WoTC is behind the bell curve on this one.  paizo and several other companies grabbed hold of the digital sales market 5 years ago and 1. hammered out the technical issues long, long ago and 2. established trust with their customers and built up a reputation for selling a quality product at a decent price.  Paizo has even started including digital maps specifically designed to work with tablet computers, and that will 'layer in' DM info, then remove it at a touch so players can look at it and use it during play.

not saying WoTC can't make a go of this tech but...they've shot themselves in BOTH feet, then decided to run a marathon race 20 min after the starting gun went off.
 
2013-01-23 11:55:01 AM
No Dark Sun products? So much for "every."
 
2013-01-23 11:59:58 AM

kronicfeld: No Dark Sun products? So much for "every."


I hated dark sun.  that said, WoTC said they'll eventually put everything back up online but that it'll take some time to get it all together and presentable.  this batch was merely the first...and drivethrurpg.com slagged their servers about 10 min after even this amount of stuff was posted.
 
2013-01-23 12:04:25 PM

kronicfeld: No Dark Sun products? So much for "every."


Story says not "every" version is available just yet, but will be eventually. I'm not big on complex tabletop games like this, but meh, have enough friends who are, may try it.

/Will demand I get to cast magic missile while eating cheetohs and have mountain dew at my side.
 
2013-01-23 12:12:09 PM

kronicfeld: No Dark Sun products? So much for "every."


If you really must nitpick -where is my Gamma World? As the original DM Guide had an entire chapter about blending AD&D with Gamma World. (Thundarr was very popular at the time).

That very same chapter (or perhaps the chapter after it) also mentioned having Wars using Swords and Sorcery rules)...

www.blackgate.com
 
2013-01-23 12:27:04 PM
I hope they get around to posing the original Eberron stuff.  it wasn't for everyone but I liked the product line. damn shame WoTC up and abandoned it.  I think it had serious potential.
 
2013-01-23 12:46:31 PM

Weaver95: as I said many times before when this was announced yesterday...while I applaud this effort and believe it to be a VERY good business move...it's far far too little and very late to the table.  about 5 years too late, in fact.  WoTC is attempting to reverse the damage done to their business model by a CEO who is/was a f*cking moron with no understanding of his target market or the genre he was selling.  But hey, he got his golden parachute so go capitalism go!

*sigh*

sorry.  i'm only slightly bitter about that.  again, WoTC is behind the bell curve on this one.  paizo and several other companies grabbed hold of the digital sales market 5 years ago and 1. hammered out the technical issues long, long ago and 2. established trust with their customers and built up a reputation for selling a quality product at a decent price.  Paizo has even started including digital maps specifically designed to work with tablet computers, and that will 'layer in' DM info, then remove it at a touch so players can look at it and use it during play.

not saying WoTC can't make a go of this tech but...they've shot themselves in BOTH feet, then decided to run a marathon race 20 min after the starting gun went off.


I think this marks the largest "old" company that I've heard of actually -getting- how the digital world works now.
 
2013-01-23 12:56:02 PM
ekdikeo4:
I think this marks the largest "old" company that I've heard of actually -getting- how the digital world works now.

...and they were dragged kicking and screaming into online sales.  i'll say this as well - 5 years ago when WoTC ordered their online partners to yank their products offline, within 3 days or so I saw D&D torrents that had been dead for years suddenly being seeded like crazy.
 
2013-01-23 01:24:22 PM
Behold the triumphant return of THAC0!!
 
2013-01-23 01:28:44 PM
Before?
 
2013-01-23 01:29:57 PM
http://www.earwolf.com/show/nerd-poker/

I don't know much about D&D outside of this podcast, which is the shiat
 
2013-01-23 01:29:59 PM
Are the elves green?
 
2013-01-23 01:30:18 PM

Elandriel: Behold the triumphant return of THAC0!!


LOLth
 
2013-01-23 01:30:19 PM
I never got into D&D until I played the Apple II version of Wizardry.
 
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2013-01-23 01:33:17 PM

strangeluck: I cast MAGIC MISSILE!

/never played DnD, but love that skit based on it.


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
/also liked to cast magic missile, to attack the dark
 
2013-01-23 01:34:58 PM

strangeluck: I cast MAGIC MISSILE!

/never played DnD, but love that skit based on it.


Link
 
2013-01-23 01:36:12 PM

Elandriel: Behold the triumphant return of THAC0!!


Fark that shiat.

/Lived through the dying days to 2nd
//And then unto 3rd and 3.5
///Hated 4e, and I'm sticking with Pathfinder
 
2013-01-23 01:36:27 PM
I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing
 
2013-01-23 01:37:26 PM
Is there SpellJammer? Because it's not like I don't have a complete pdf copy of the entire inventory from 10 years ago, but...I might consider paying for better copies. (also, I think there's 1 missing module that NO ONE ever had)
 
2013-01-23 01:39:37 PM
Woot!

Headin' back to Greyhawk. Haven't been in a campaign there since 1983.
 
2013-01-23 01:39:56 PM
I was worried about what I would do when I retire. Looks like moving to Colorado and becoming a professional DM is it!

/Colorado so I can smoke weed
 
2013-01-23 01:40:06 PM
justcomedies.com
 
2013-01-23 01:40:21 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing


I lost my virginity in spite of D&D.
 
2013-01-23 01:41:45 PM

Weaver95: .it's far far too little and very late to the table.




Booooooo!
 
2013-01-23 01:41:50 PM
OSRIC
Swords & Wizardry
Labyrinth Lord
Pathfinder
Dark Dungeons
Dungeon Crawl Classics

Yeah, I'm fine, so no thanks.

/WotC won't see one dime from me.
//grognard
 
2013-01-23 01:42:55 PM

Hagbardr: Before?


This.
 
2013-01-23 01:44:03 PM

WhippingBoy: Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing

I lost my virginity in spite of D&D.


Ah, so you're the flip side of the coin!

www.spscriptorium.com
 
2013-01-23 01:44:24 PM
Marc W. Miller, the holder of the copyright to the Traveller Science-Fiction RPG catalog, did this years ago. In fact I'm pretty sure he's still doing it.

If you are interested...
 
2013-01-23 01:44:41 PM
you nerds use paper and pen?? i'm a LARPER and we do it in real life
 
2013-01-23 01:45:11 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.squaremans.com image 390x585]


Isn't Arneson the guy we had a thread about a couple of days ago? The nonce who founded Dragon-con and was recently re-arrested? Or am I just accidentally smearing an innocent man due to my lack of knowledge concerning Dungeons and Dragons?
 
2013-01-23 01:46:18 PM
Silly subby. People who play Dungeons and Dragons don't' ever lose their virginity.
 
2013-01-23 01:46:46 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing


I lost my virginity to the one chick in our D&D group.
 
2013-01-23 01:46:49 PM
I got into the Fark Pathfinder game and have become readdicted to RPG's.
 
2013-01-23 01:50:49 PM
Have they finally balanced the Armor Class issue?
manteresting.com
chapleau.us
extralives.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-23 01:51:18 PM

gilgigamesh: Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing

I lost my virginity to the one chick in our D&D group.


Are you sure? Not that it was your virginity, but that it was actually a "chick".
 
2013-01-23 01:53:42 PM
Those who know every version of Dungeons & Dragons from back then still have not lost their virginity
 
2013-01-23 01:54:21 PM

NotSoFunkyPhantom: Because People in power are Stupid: [www.squaremans.com image 390x585]

Isn't Arneson the guy we had a thread about a couple of days ago? The nonce who founded Dragon-con and was recently re-arrested? Or am I just accidentally smearing an innocent man due to my lack of knowledge concerning Dungeons and Dragons?


Dave Arneson was the co-founder with Gary Gygax of TSR (Tactical Studies Rules), and co-writer of both the regular and advanced versions of 1st Edition. Arneson died April 7, 2009 at the age of 62; Gygax preceded him by 13 months. TSR was acquired by Wizards of the Coast in 1997; WotC was snapped up by current parent Hasbro in 1998.
 
2013-01-23 01:55:08 PM

Weaver95: I hope they get around to posing the original Eberron stuff.  it wasn't for everyone but I liked the product line. damn shame WoTC up and abandoned it.  I think it had serious potential.


I have a lot of the 3.5 books but never actually got to play in the setting other than some of the PC games based on it (Dragonshard & DDO). I agree it had a lot of potential, and I think it is still a viable setting, but WOTC has committed most resources to either "standard" Greyhawk setting or Forgotten Realms.
 
2013-01-23 01:55:17 PM
Interesting. It is great being a nerd-dad.

My 11 year-old son has a character rolled up for 'Star Frontiers' and we've played some sessions. A Dralasite, of course, because they are the coolest

He has tried to create his own RPG's (actually came up with some cool concepts on his own).

We just recently started in with the Iron Kingdoms RPG (I already play WarMachine).
 
2013-01-23 01:55:26 PM

WhippingBoy: gilgigamesh: Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing

I lost my virginity to the one chick in our D&D group.

Are you sure? Not that it was your virginity, but that it was actually a "chick".


Yup.  A 10th level half-elf thief, and with an 18 charisma to boot.  My buddy Bob ran the charac-...

Oh.  Oh God.

Oh God NO.

*shudder*
 
2013-01-23 01:55:34 PM

NotSoFunkyPhantom: Because People in power are Stupid: [www.squaremans.com image 390x585]

Isn't Arneson the guy we had a thread about a couple of days ago? The nonce who founded Dragon-con and was recently re-arrested? Or am I just accidentally smearing an innocent man due to my lack of knowledge concerning Dungeons and Dragons?


Ah, never mind. Looked it up. His name was Ed Kramer.
 
2013-01-23 01:56:31 PM

SnakeLee: http://www.earwolf.com/show/nerd-poker/

I don't know much about D&D outside of this podcast, which is the shiat


Came to say THIS

/Ell Ryan the naked Shaman and his Spirit Bear FTW
 
2013-01-23 01:57:19 PM

moos: Are the elves green?


Yes, and they keep shooting the food.
 
2013-01-23 01:57:48 PM
site is farked.
 
2013-01-23 01:58:42 PM
I've been looking for a good D&D game to get into... I moved to a new town where I don't know anyone. I have kids and spend a good portion of my time taking care of them and don't get out of the house a whole lot. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good game.

I was in a game a year ago... but a couple of the players moved away, the other two, who hosted the game, decided they weren't going to play anymore, and that left just me and the DM. The DM found a new guy to host it who had a gaming room and was really into tabletop RPGs and what not. Some new players were found and a game was set up. I went and the new host, who usually DMs games, turned out to be one of those players who just steps all over everyone else's play. He was constantly interrupting, claiming that other players didn't do what they just said they were doing, and generally being a control freak. He did that to me twice before I politely excused myself from the game and never went back.

Since then I've been checking various websites and what not to try and find a game. The local gaming shop players mostly play Magic The Gathering and Warhammer 40k stuff... Not much D&D or Pathfinder unfortunately. So... still haven't found a game to join. Which kind of sucks. *shrug*

Also... the link appears to be dead...
 
2013-01-23 02:04:50 PM
i wish i had taken notes while managing a comic book shop for nearly 10 years. the constant regaling of DnD sessions because friendless virgins know you are a captive audience was truly an epic experience. my well of patience and ability to not snap and go postal are endless now. pity and rage battled it out every day as to how to handle them. they need a version of survivor for that. Survivor: Local Gaming Shop (circa 1995) would be worth watching.

one of my favorite customer quotes: "Don't pick a fight in a comic book store. Everyone there has had at least a month of martial arts classes."
 
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