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2014-01-22 11:31:15 AM  
Hey Subs, when you treat women like people, who enjoy the same hobbies as dudes you'll find that D&D and indeed any tabletop RPG is a great way to meet women outside of a bar.

/My fiancee is a gamer
//a hot German Gamer girl
///she got me into Shadowrun
////Cybernetics 4 LIFE.
 
2014-01-22 11:33:24 AM  
 
2014-01-22 12:15:33 PM  
Kari Byron and Dame Judi Dench both play D&D, Subs.
 
2014-01-22 12:18:02 PM  

Heliovdrake: Hey Subs, when you treat women like people, who enjoy the same hobbies as dudes you'll find that D&D and indeed any tabletop RPG is a great way to meet women outside of a bar.

/My fiancee is a gamer
//a hot German Gamer girl
///she got me into Shadowrun
////Cybernetics 4 LIFE.


By and large female RPGers tend to be bi and large
 
2014-01-22 12:35:32 PM  
 
2014-01-22 01:30:30 PM  
Maybe, but the old Monster Manuals had tons of boobie pictures in them. So there was that.
 
2014-01-22 01:33:36 PM  
The hottest girl I ever got with was a skinny goth and a D&D player.
 
2014-01-22 01:51:44 PM  

One Bad Apple: By and large female RPGers tend to be bi and large


Data or just your anecdote?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-22 01:58:35 PM  
My girlfriend in high school played, but we never played together. There is also the possibility of your nerdy gamer friend having a sister.
 
2014-01-22 02:05:21 PM  
I played D&D and I am so socially maladjusted, this is the woman I married:

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-22 02:27:21 PM  
Oddly enough, when I was in college, one of my regular games included my girlfriend, her best friend, and three other gals, plus one of their boyfriends, and yes, one "typical" gamer, who wound up dating one of the gals from the game. When I was in my late twenties, the ratio was about dead even men to women in the games we ran from house to house. Mind you, I ran in circles with theater folk, and they are often geekier than a lot of folks imagine, and treat the games like acting exercises, so they get very involved in characters, but it's fun.

I got into gaming when the Red and Blue D&D sets were out, about '79 or '80. It was a lot of fun, and in high school, the gaming groups were split about 50-50. Maybe Smitty is just running really sh*tty games...
 
2014-01-22 02:31:36 PM  

hubiestubert: Oddly enough, when I was in college, one of my regular games included my girlfriend, her best friend, and three other gals, plus one of their boyfriends, and yes, one "typical" gamer, who wound up dating one of the gals from the game. When I was in my late twenties, the ratio was about dead even men to women in the games we ran from house to house. Mind you, I ran in circles with theater folk, and they are often geekier than a lot of folks imagine, and treat the games like acting exercises, so they get very involved in characters, but it's fun.

I got into gaming when the Red and Blue D&D sets were out, about '79 or '80. It was a lot of fun, and in high school, the gaming groups were split about 50-50. Maybe Smitty is just running really sh*tty games...




That was a lot different in my neck of the woods. Even in the late eighties there were very few females in my college who played D&D. Of corse, I went to SIUC, which had a horrible men to women ratio.
 
2014-01-22 02:31:37 PM  
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2014-01-22 02:35:01 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I played D&D and I am so socially maladjusted, this is the woman I married:

[img.fark.net image 420x580]


As she was home schooled her adjusted is open to question
 
2014-01-22 02:40:05 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I played D&D and I am so socially maladjusted, this is the woman I married:

[img.fark.net image 420x580]


You know they split up, right?  Just a sad story all around.
 
2014-01-22 02:41:41 PM  

Lsherm: PC LOAD LETTER: I played D&D and I am so socially maladjusted, this is the woman I married:

[img.fark.net image 420x580]

You know they split up, right?  Just a sad story all around.


You serious? Wow, that's messed up.
 
2014-01-22 02:41:43 PM  
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2014-01-22 02:42:12 PM  
I met a girl playing D&D who waz HOT

On paper

/18 charisma
 
2014-01-22 02:42:33 PM  
Not if you count fat girls subby!
 
2014-01-22 02:42:56 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: hubiestubert: Oddly enough, when I was in college, one of my regular games included my girlfriend, her best friend, and three other gals, plus one of their boyfriends, and yes, one "typical" gamer, who wound up dating one of the gals from the game. When I was in my late twenties, the ratio was about dead even men to women in the games we ran from house to house. Mind you, I ran in circles with theater folk, and they are often geekier than a lot of folks imagine, and treat the games like acting exercises, so they get very involved in characters, but it's fun.

I got into gaming when the Red and Blue D&D sets were out, about '79 or '80. It was a lot of fun, and in high school, the gaming groups were split about 50-50. Maybe Smitty is just running really sh*tty games...

That was a lot different in my neck of the woods. Even in the late eighties there were very few females in my college who played D&D. Of corse, I went to SIUC, which had a horrible men to women ratio.


In fairness, UMaine Farmington had about a 6 to 1 ration of women to men by the time I left. It was about 9 to 1 when I started. Teaching schools FTW...
 
2014-01-22 02:47:06 PM  
My future wife and I went to pick up our reserved copies of the 3.5 corebooks on one of our first dates. We'd both reserved them separately before we met each other. It was a good day.

/I put on my robe and wizard hat
 
2014-01-22 02:47:40 PM  
Old stereotype is old, and was prob never true to begin with. I've been in many D&D groups over the past twenty years, and almost everyone I gamed with had no problem achieving and/or maintaining romantic relationships with other people.
 
2014-01-22 02:48:27 PM  
I never had any interest in the tabletop game, but I like the CRPGs and I just beat Baldur's Gate for the first time on Monday. Mind you, I've had it since it was released... just never bothered to play the whole through before.
 
2014-01-22 02:48:52 PM  

Facetious_Speciest: My future wife and I went to pick up our reserved copies of the 3.5 corebooks on one of our first dates. We'd both reserved them separately before we met each other. It was a good day.

/I put on my robe and wizard hat


Awwwwwww!
 
2014-01-22 02:54:22 PM  
I was old by the time I ever heard of D&D.  I think I would have like it and kind of wish I had had a chance to play.

What happened to the home-schooled couple?

/yes, I am nosy.
 
2014-01-22 02:55:29 PM  

Irving Maimway: Best D&D game ever.


im in tears. thx
 
2014-01-22 02:57:58 PM  
I'm 32 and have been playing with the same group for roughly 4 years now. Only two of the guys aren't married, and it is by far the most well adjusted group of mature individuals I have ever gamed with.

By mature, I mean responsible adults. They do constantly whip out the penis jokes.

We have, however, pretty much given up on DnD except 3rd party stuff. We spent a few months playing some Torchbearer and are currently in a very cool Star Wars campaign.

We'll be taking a short hiatus because one of the guys is getting married in the beginning of March, and he is our DM. While he's out we're going to each pick a different system and run a one shot. Should be pretty fun. I am also excited because a few people will be bringing home-built systems to the table, which should be interesting!
 
2014-01-22 02:58:13 PM  
I am more into Bunkers and Badasses these days.
 
2014-01-22 03:01:20 PM  

INeedAName: I'm 32 and have been playing with the same group for roughly 4 years now. Only two of the guys aren't married, and it is by far the most well adjusted group of mature individuals I have ever gamed with.

By mature, I mean responsible adults. They do constantly whip out the penis jokes.

We have, however, pretty much given up on DnD except 3rd party stuff. We spent a few months playing some Torchbearer and are currently in a very cool Star Wars campaign.

We'll be taking a short hiatus because one of the guys is getting married in the beginning of March, and he is our DM. While he's out we're going to each pick a different system and run a one shot. Should be pretty fun. I am also excited because a few people will be bringing home-built systems to the table, which should be interesting!


i'm 32 and i can't find a group of well adjusted people to game with. i can find extremely maladjusted people who I would prefer not allow in my house... so, i tried to teach friends to play.  did not work.  now they think i'm the maladjusted one.

/ married.  the wife has told me that, originally, she thought that my playing rpgs could be a deal breaker.  then i made her play an rpg, and she liked it.
 
2014-01-22 03:01:37 PM  
Well D&D really needs to get its shiat together and publish a new edition worth playing.
 
2014-01-22 03:05:45 PM  

Fat Old Broad: I was old by the time I ever heard of D&D.  I think I would have like it and kind of wish I had had a chance to play.

What happened to the home-schooled couple?

/yes, I am nosy.


Well, he did share her picture with farkers...
 
2014-01-22 03:06:07 PM  

Epicedion: Well D&D really needs to get its shiat together and publish a new edition worth playing.


Quit crying. Just go over to White Wolf where you belong.
 
2014-01-22 03:06:14 PM  

One Bad Apple: By and large female RPGers tend to be bi and large


Meh. Big girls try harder, and gamer guys are generally the only ones who aren't intimidated by girls who can be as masculine as they are.

/bi, formerly large gamer grrl
 
2014-01-22 03:07:08 PM  

Lsherm: PC LOAD LETTER: I played D&D and I am so socially maladjusted, this is the woman I married:

[img.fark.net image 420x580]

You know they split up, right?  Just a sad story all around.


Please tell me it didn't have anything to do with that thread.
I still can't believe he posted her pic in a Fark thread.
 
2014-01-22 03:07:10 PM  

Epicedion: Well D&D really needs to get its shiat together and publish a new edition worth playing.


They're in trouble, because no matter what they release, people are going to remember their reaction to 4th edition and project that feeling on 5th.  Tradition and memory of good times is what brings people back to D&D, as opposed to other RPGs, and now that those memories are hurt, it's a harder market for Hasbro.
 
2014-01-22 03:07:46 PM  

Epicedion: Well D&D really needs to get its shiat together and publish a new edition worth playing.


EBay can help you with all your second edition needs.
 
2014-01-22 03:18:08 PM  

pute kisses like a man: INeedAName: I'm 32 and have been playing with the same group for roughly 4 years now. Only two of the guys aren't married, and it is by far the most well adjusted group of mature individuals I have ever gamed with.

By mature, I mean responsible adults. They do constantly whip out the penis jokes.

We have, however, pretty much given up on DnD except 3rd party stuff. We spent a few months playing some Torchbearer and are currently in a very cool Star Wars campaign.

We'll be taking a short hiatus because one of the guys is getting married in the beginning of March, and he is our DM. While he's out we're going to each pick a different system and run a one shot. Should be pretty fun. I am also excited because a few people will be bringing home-built systems to the table, which should be interesting!

i'm 32 and i can't find a group of well adjusted people to game with. i can find extremely maladjusted people who I would prefer not allow in my house... so, i tried to teach friends to play.  did not work.  now they think i'm the maladjusted one.

/ married.  the wife has told me that, originally, she thought that my playing rpgs could be a deal breaker.  then i made her play an rpg, and she liked it.


My wife has played a few times, but it's not her favorite. She's an A-type personality and needs more structure. She will play games like Descent and the DnD board games though.

I think I originally found people through http://www.rpggamefind.com/ . And yes, I did meet a few very maladjusted people. As a group, we have just stopped inviting them to things. Or I've stopped going to games they host.

If you're around DC/Baltimore, let me know.
 
2014-01-22 03:18:55 PM  

ikanreed: Epicedion: Well D&D really needs to get its shiat together and publish a new edition worth playing.

They're in trouble, because no matter what they release, people are going to remember their reaction to 4th edition and project that feeling on 5th.  Tradition and memory of good times is what brings people back to D&D, as opposed to other RPGs, and now that those memories are hurt, it's a harder market for Hasbro.


Have you tried not playing D&D?

No really. Im 100% Serious... I grew up with D&D but there are other games out there, other systems.

I love Savage Worlds, because its fast and easy, but theres lots of others, other settings besides med. Fantasy.

Give it a swing grognard!
 
2014-01-22 03:20:49 PM  

Heliovdrake: ikanreed: Epicedion: Well D&D really needs to get its shiat together and publish a new edition worth playing.

They're in trouble, because no matter what they release, people are going to remember their reaction to 4th edition and project that feeling on 5th.  Tradition and memory of good times is what brings people back to D&D, as opposed to other RPGs, and now that those memories are hurt, it's a harder market for Hasbro.

Have you tried not playing D&D?

No really. Im 100% Serious... I grew up with D&D but there are other games out there, other systems.

I love Savage Worlds, because its fast and easy, but theres lots of others, other settings besides med. Fantasy.

Give it a swing grognard!


Um, of course I have.  Did you not see me mention "other RPGS" up in there.  I've played plenty.
 
2014-01-22 03:22:25 PM  
www.piccer.nl
 
2014-01-22 03:23:39 PM  

Fano: Epicedion: Well D&D really needs to get its shiat together and publish a new edition worth playing.

EBay can help you with all your second edition needs.



Don't be ridiculous. There are pdf files everywhere!
 
2014-01-22 03:25:49 PM  

DerAppie: [www.piccer.nl image 600x750]


Oh look, fictional representation that has no bearing on reality has no bearing on a specific part of reality.  Such staggering insight.
 
2014-01-22 03:26:22 PM  
Meh, I've been playing D&D for 33 year years and I'm married with two kids. In my current group we have 8 people, all of which are either married or have girlfriends. We sent the 8th guy a Fleshlight for Christmas, so even he has a girlfriend of sorts.....
 
2014-01-22 03:28:08 PM  
The Fark Pathfinder group has a female.  Or two...we're not sure about her husband yet (Hi Ian!)

hubiestubert:In fairness, UMaine Farmington had about a 6 to 1 ration of women to men by the time I left. It was about 9 to 1 when I started. Teaching schools FTW...

I dated a girl who went to UMF and went to the game convention up there.  I was impressed by the # of female gamers...didn't know the whole school was like that.
 
2014-01-22 03:29:25 PM  

Fano: Epicedion: Well D&D really needs to get its shiat together and publish a new edition worth playing.

EBay can help you with all your second3.5 edition needs.


If you're going to play 2nd ed you might as well just switch to Rolemaster.
 
2014-01-22 03:32:45 PM  

Heliovdrake: ikanreed: Epicedion: Well D&D really needs to get its shiat together and publish a new edition worth playing.

They're in trouble, because no matter what they release, people are going to remember their reaction to 4th edition and project that feeling on 5th.  Tradition and memory of good times is what brings people back to D&D, as opposed to other RPGs, and now that those memories are hurt, it's a harder market for Hasbro.

Have you tried not playing D&D?

No really. Im 100% Serious... I grew up with D&D but there are other games out there, other systems.

I love Savage Worlds, because its fast and easy, but theres lots of others, other settings besides med. Fantasy.

Give it a swing grognard!


I haven't played actual D&D in quite awhile, really. Shadowrun, Pathfinder, hell, even Dungeon World, sure. Doesn't mean I won't comment on D&D when the subject comes up.

All I really want is a system that lives in a fantasy setting, allows a large degree of freedom in characters, doesn't lock into a numbers-escalation power curve, and (really important here) isn't incredibly stupid in the process. Dungeon World is decent, but lacks certain tasty crunchy tidbits that keep the system interesting.
 
2014-01-22 03:33:13 PM  

ikanreed: Epicedion: Well D&D really needs to get its shiat together and publish a new edition worth playing.

They're in trouble, because no matter what they release, people are going to remember their reaction to 4th edition and project that feeling on 5th.  Tradition and memory of good times is what brings people back to D&D, as opposed to other RPGs, and now that those memories are hurt, it's a harder market for Hasbro.


I just finished play testing 5th. They took all the worst elements of 4th and combined it with the leftovers from 3.5 that never worked. My feeling is that they are trying to give D&D the feeling of an MMO, but in so doing they're ruining the game.
 
2014-01-22 03:34:52 PM  
I should also say that the explicit purpose of Dungeon World is to keep crunchiness out. I really like its take on adventure-building and world-building, though.
 
2014-01-22 03:35:06 PM  

ikanreed: Heliovdrake: ikanreed: Epicedion: Well D&D really needs to get its shiat together and publish a new edition worth playing.

They're in trouble, because no matter what they release, people are going to remember their reaction to 4th edition and project that feeling on 5th.  Tradition and memory of good times is what brings people back to D&D, as opposed to other RPGs, and now that those memories are hurt, it's a harder market for Hasbro.

Have you tried not playing D&D?

No really. Im 100% Serious... I grew up with D&D but there are other games out there, other systems.

I love Savage Worlds, because its fast and easy, but theres lots of others, other settings besides med. Fantasy.

Give it a swing grognard!

Um, of course I have.  Did you not see me mention "other RPGS" up in there.  I've played plenty.


My apologies.
 
2014-01-22 03:36:36 PM  

Tyrosine: I just finished play testing 5th. They took all the worst elements of 4th and combined it with the leftovers from 3.5 that never worked. My feeling is that they are trying to give D&D the feeling of an MMO, but in so doing they're ruining the game.


Really? I thought it felt more like they were trying to scale back the numbers creep, and were skimming some of the better elements of 2nd edition.
 
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