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« Reply #210 on: April 23, 2007, 12:10:51 pm »
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EDIT: Also, this Gleichman fellow seems to talk often (in a "how I used this tidbit" sense) about a game called Age of Heroes, about which Google tells me little.

EDIT EDIT: Found an RPG.net review. Thanks, I've got enough D&D.

EDIT EDIT EDIT: Especially miniature-focused D&D, called 'Age of Heroes' (which makes me think Achilles, Odysseus, et al) yet based in the same Middle Dark Iron Ages pablum every other fucking fantasy game is based in.


The rules are actually rather setting independent. But I use it for Middle Earth and thus it's normally talked about in that framework.

And it's nothing like D&D, except that it has classes but it's classes are more like Rolemaster classes except... who the heck cares.

It's a niche game for my own rpg groups that suits our play style, nothing more.
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« Reply #211 on: April 23, 2007, 12:30:05 pm »
Nice to see you 'round here. If only I had something more interesting to discuss then using you as an example of someone else's hypocrisy :(

EDIT: And thanks for the update on the link.
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« Reply #212 on: April 23, 2007, 02:18:51 pm »
I just think it was such a wasted chance for a site which has a rep as being full of bitter bannees' from tbp.  To have its most prominent member leave only to come here and post about games.  But instead of seizing this chance, it was too much for those involved to not continue their sniping and fucking pointless feuds.

I should have emphasised pointless.
 

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« Reply #213 on: April 23, 2007, 02:52:52 pm »
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Well, nobody has the right not to have their feelings hurt.

It's kinda hilarious that so many forgies are coming out for civility now.
...And it's a false civility, too. It's all "be nice to us, while we talk shit about all of you behind our gated communities".

At least if you do it here, you can say something back to them.


Maybe they're leaving their gated communities because they realized how crappy the people *in* those gated communities are. Maybe the HOA came down on their backs real hard because their lawn was an inch too thick, and they said "fuck that, I'm outta here!"
 

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« Reply #214 on: April 23, 2007, 02:53:33 pm »
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Nice to see you 'round here. If only I had something more interesting to discuss then using you as an example of someone else's hypocrisy :(

EDIT: And thanks for the update on the link.


No Problem, if anything occurs you can always pop over to rec.games.frp.advocacy and ask it there.

It's sort of alive, although not anything like it once was. I think most of the people have moved on and are focusing on playing games rather then talking theory. Except for John Kim, he's turned into a Forge pod person.
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« Reply #215 on: April 23, 2007, 03:07:30 pm »
Hey, Gleichman.
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« Reply #216 on: April 23, 2007, 03:36:18 pm »
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No Problem, if anything occurs you can always pop over to rec.games.frp.advocacy and ask it there.

It's sort of alive, although not anything like it once was. I think most of the people have moved on and are focusing on playing games rather then talking theory. Except for John Kim, he's turned into a Forge pod person.

As much as I admire the work you've done and enjoy talking theory with you, I will respectfully disagree with your assessment of John Kim. I suspect he enjoys the kind of games being developed by Forgers, and I get the sense there are parts of the "theory" he finds useful (from what I've seen him post). However, I've found him to at least be trying to look at issues fairly, and not as one who drinks kool-aid.

As I said, I'm going by what I've seen here - admittedly limited exposure.

But thanks for the information.  Someone else mentioned it and I was toying with the idea of going there (rec.games.frp.advocacy) to see what's up.
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« Reply #217 on: April 23, 2007, 03:38:04 pm »
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Hey, Gleichman.


Hey, Doc.
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« Reply #218 on: April 23, 2007, 03:43:35 pm »
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As I said, I'm going by what I've seen here - admittedly limited exposure.


John posts here? I had forgotten that. No, he's not downing the entire barrel of kool-aid I suppose. But he's certainly knocked back a pint or two. Very into rpgs as a political statement judging from his blog.

Unlike many however, he will point out links to those who disagree with him in a mostly neutral matter. So he deserves more respect than the typical pod person.
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« Reply #219 on: April 23, 2007, 06:54:22 pm »
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Would those be the gated communities any of us can register at and post to should we wish?  Those gated communities?

Well, to my knowledge there are, broadly seaking, three basic Forger communities. There's the Forge itself, which as you say anyone can register and post at. Then there's story-games, at which you must apply to be registered - and they do refuse applications, it's not just a spammer filter. And then there are all the blogs out there, which are sort of a loose community; I don't pretend to have done a comprehensive survey, but plenty of the blogs have moderated comments, and ban some people from posting to them. So I think it's fair to say that of the three major Forger communities, one-and-a-half or two are "gated communities."

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Well, you're not the only vain and shallow person around here :D
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« Reply #220 on: April 23, 2007, 11:28:46 pm »
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Would those be the gated communities any of us can register at and post to should we wish?  Those gated communities?


Yes, those same ones, where we would be banned for saying about them what they say about "us".

Again, the difference is all about Caligula vs. Claudius, dude.

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« Reply #221 on: May 18, 2007, 08:28:26 pm »
Alright, wading through close to 5 threads may take too long timewise.
 Could someone send me a PM and briefly let me in on why Cessna stopped posting on this forum?

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« Reply #222 on: May 18, 2007, 10:22:33 pm »
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« Reply #223 on: May 21, 2007, 04:29:12 am »
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