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« on: June 23, 2007, 01:39:30 pm »
It only came a couple of days too late for the Pistols at Dawn thread, but check out this thread over in Storygames, where the guy talks about how impossible it is to play D&D with a "social contract" and how "D&D and Story-games don't mix", (because D&D is so flawed).  

Essentially, the guy and his regular gang were running "Storygames D&D" full of their pretentious bullshit (fresh out of playing a "Dogs in the Vinyard Iron Heroes" campaign), and a couple of regular gamers who weren't part of their full-time group showed up, and were basically baffled with how the fuck these guys were playing, because they were expecting to play D&D, and not the Storytime Wank Hour where everyone jerks everyone else off about how brilliant they are.

The underlying fault, of course, is with D&D's lack of sophistication and the bad habits it creates in its regular players. :rolleyes:

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007, 01:43:35 pm »
I´m fed up with this shit.
Too fed up to even care anymore.

I have no patience whatsoever with these kind of people anymore.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007, 01:49:06 pm »
Quote from: Settembrini
I´m fed up with this shit.
Too fed up to even care anymore.

I have no patience whatsoever with these kind of people anymore.
You mean Pundy and his incessant trumpeting of his imaginary war?  Yeah, I'm pretty sick of it, too.

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 01:49:53 pm »
Sort of.
But I´m more sick of your kind.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007, 01:54:21 pm »
And what "kind" would that be, pray tell?

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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007, 01:55:58 pm »
As for me, I'm sick of threads like this one, so let me summarize the next ten pages before they're being written:

1. Tony shows up and muddies the waters

2. Settembrini freaks out

3. Koltar suggests we all switch to GURPS

It's like clockwork.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007, 01:57:54 pm »
I do feel some sympathy for the poor schmucks who really want to run DitV or whatever but end up GMing D&D because that's where the player base is.  But to try to bend D&D towards storygaming requires open and clear communication with the players and the assent of all present.  I think anything less will lead to dogs and cats sleeping together, mass hysteria.
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2007, 02:00:45 pm »
Quote from: Pierce Inverarity
As for me, I'm sick of threads like this one, so let me summarize the next ten pages before they're being written:

1. Tony shows up and muddies the waters

2. Settembrini freaks out

3. Koltar suggests we all switch to GURPS

It's like clockwork.
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2007, 02:02:38 pm »
Right, right.  

3) Christmas Ape posts soemthing he thinks is clever, everyone humors him because they think is avatar is cute

4) Koltar suggests we all switch to GURPS

Proof that Christmas Ape and GURPS are the great uniters.

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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2007, 02:08:43 pm »
What Pierce said.
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2007, 02:08:50 pm »
I figure it's not like War threads MEAN anything, right? Though I admit AM's newsletter has been intriguing me these days - I wouldn't subscribe, but I'll read one I found in a bus terminal to abuse the metaphor. But in general, I'd say these are pretty much always about chest-beating, and who better than an ape?
Heroism is no more than a chapter in a tale of submission.
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2007, 02:12:00 pm »
Is it just chest beating?  Or is it also marking out territory like a dog?  Peeing on someone else's territory just to antagonise the dog in another yard.

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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2007, 02:13:54 pm »
Drop it folks.
Don´t use my thread fatigue to waste the whole Oeuvre of arguments "for" and "against" we have built up and weigehd against already.

Drop your anti-civilizatory bullshit.
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2007, 02:15:27 pm »
Quote from: Ian Absentia
Is it just chest beating?  Or is it also marking out territory like a dog?  Peeing on someone else's territory just to antagonise the dog in another yard.

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Another vinyard? ;)

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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2007, 02:16:32 pm »
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Another vinyard? ;)
D'oh!  You cheeky, antagonistic bastard!

By the way, has anyone made a "Dogs in the Swineyard" quip yet?  Because someone totally should.  I can't because it lacks the ring of sincerity when I post it.

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