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2021-05-11 5:46:17 PM  
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2021-05-11 8:42:41 PM  
EPIC
 
2021-05-11 8:45:44 PM  
The smell alone must have caused memories to come flooding back.
 
2021-05-11 9:01:42 PM  
For an almost 15 minute video, there was very little D&D being played and all of it was post credits.
 
2021-05-11 9:25:43 PM  
Is there a gazebo?
 
2021-05-11 9:42:03 PM  
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2021-05-11 11:02:14 PM  

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Fark, I'd be loving life if I could keep a game going that long.
 
2021-05-11 11:06:45 PM  
I keep meaning to get back to writing the massive Pathfinder campaign I wanted to run. It involved the Horrors from Earthdawn/Shadowrun breaking lose and wanted to do time jumps with Starfinder games. Finding a group is hard enough and then there's the weeding out the weirdos.
 
2021-05-12 12:16:32 AM  
My IRL table top crew just moved to board game arena + roll20 w/meet for video in both. Didn't miss a sessions and kept a 7+ month campaign going no problems. We do however look forward to in person table time again.
But i also added an additional game day online with fantasy grounds and randos.

So even after we go back to the table, i'm probably gonna keep a online game going, PC or GM, form here on out.
 
2021-05-12 12:20:34 AM  
I swear, Critical Role has ruined D&D.

No one wants to see your shiatty home game.  You're not Matt Mercer, your players aren't professional voice actors.  They're just not that entertaining to watch.

/I don't tell me I'm running MY GAME wrong because I don't DM like Matt Mercer.  I've been running TTRPGs for nearly four decades.
 
2021-05-12 12:27:32 AM  
Umm...my D&D group held our first in-person post pandemic game last Friday in my game room. There are 6 of us.  I guess I should have made a video of it.
 
2021-05-12 1:39:45 AM  
My D&D group of thirty-odd years (now with its second generation of players!) moved to online play a long time ago, since people moved away for work, school, whatnot.  We figured out how to make it work.  TTS makes it reasonably smooth going.  It's not quite the same as sitting around the table sharing cheetos and mountain dew, but it works.  (And we still play 2nd Edition!)

Then they moved the game to a night I have other obligations...

So I joined another group for in-person play just recently (everyone either vaccinated or got their antibodies the hard way... soon 100% vaxed).

The hardest part has been re-learning to adjust to new nerds' personalities: bossy, munchkiny, rules-lawyerly, buttinskis, imma-gonna-roleplay-your-PC-forya-ey..​.

At cons, in tournament play, most people are on better behavior.  But in a newly-formed group, after a few sessions people forget to be polite, let their natural personalities show.  And not everyone is likeable.

Thank Glub the new DM is very good at it, and is also good at smoothing off people's rough edges.

I am SO glad to be playing again.  Even if I did have to switch to 5th ed.

/it's D&D for dummies imo
//they streamlined everything
///almost
 
2021-05-12 4:39:44 AM  
The got bored of playing Classic WoW?
 
2021-05-12 4:48:31 AM  
It would be far more exciting if they weren't vaccinated.

/constitution check against aerosols!
 
2021-05-12 6:29:32 AM  

JayCab: skyotter: [Fark user image 765x767]

Fark, I'd be loving life if I could keep a game going that long.


Easy: send'em through the Tomb of Horrors. Make sure they know what it is, first.

Then just go about your lives while the PCs camp out at the entrance asking one another, "You guys really sure you wanna do this?" for the next few r/l decades.
 
2021-05-12 7:33:38 AM  

Beerguy: Umm...my D&D group held our first in-person post pandemic game last Friday in my game room. There are 6 of us.  I guess I should have made a video of it.


Same. This is nothing special. Nerds are more likely to understand science and get vaccinated, so they get to hang out with their friends without spreading disease.
 
2021-05-12 8:09:02 AM  
My group is not quite to fully vaccinated yet, but should be by the end of the month. I will be so glad to once again be rolling the actual math rocks. I hate roll 20s dice roller.
 
2021-05-12 8:57:15 AM  

bughunter: So I joined another group for in-person play just recently (everyone either vaccinated or got their antibodies the hard way... soon 100% vaxed).

The hardest part has been re-learning to adjust to new nerds' personalities: bossy, munchkiny, rules-lawyerly, buttinskis, imma-gonna-roleplay-your-PC-forya-ey..​.

At cons, in tournament play, most people are on better behavior.  But in a newly-formed group, after a few sessions people forget to be polite, let their natural personalities show.  And not everyone is likeable.


I can't see ever joining or forming an in-person group of mostly strangers. Tabletop RPGs are so personality-drive and personality-reliant, it's way too easy to have groups that just don't mix well. I strictly play with friends for that reason.

It does mean it's harder to maintain a full group, what with getting adult schedules together and all, and sometimes you end up teaching new-to-the-game friends to play so they can join, which slows things down, but at least you avoid all the nerd personality clashes when you know exactly who is at your table.

Honestly, if the choice was to play with folks I barely like or to not play at all, I'd just not play.
 
2021-05-12 9:03:54 AM  
My group has been playing for 9 years, twice a month, getting our characters from Level 0 to now Level 18. DM had more minis and landscape models than Critical Role (he buys one piece, uses it to make a mold, then makes tons of resin replicas). We're trying to stop Tiamat from rising and were just about to meet some gold dragons to help when the pandemic hit.

We started a new game online (re-starting the original one would have been too hard .Plus, DM had already made all these minis...)  We've been playing online using Zoom & Roll20 since last March with all new characters.  Started in Calimsham but now running through Curse of Strand since we hit 6th Level.  DM's son is immuno-compromised,so we have to wait a little longer to go back to in-person .Probably next month.
 
2021-05-12 9:24:40 AM  
I got started a few months ago with a buddy from work and his friend in a kind of home brew online play by post system. It's been fun. But I'd love to get in on an actual dnd game, even if it is online. I want to learn how to play the actual game. And maybe bring my detective character with me.
 
2021-05-12 11:15:08 AM  
I had an original boxed D&D game set.
Back when the biggest baddest monster was the giant purple worm.
Gelatinous Cubes were pretty bad too.
Came with a cheap dice set and the rule book was a pretty thin pamphlet type thing.
It was a few years before the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons books started showing up.
Followed by premade game modules iirc.
 
2021-05-12 11:20:15 AM  
My buddies and I are getting back together for our first garage game in over a year. We thought it fitting that for our first game to play will be the board game Pandemic.
 
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