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« Reply #150 on: July 03, 2017, 12:07:46 pm »
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If youre ever in the San Diego area let me know; I can show you how badly I run D&D games. I mean, I hardly even use hobbits, for the love o' Mike. :D

Damn! I'm based in Europe.

A man that hardly uses Hobbits?! That's sweet music to my ears. :) Now, if we can only get rid of those happy Elves next, we will be doing very well. ;)
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« Reply #151 on: July 03, 2017, 02:46:09 pm »
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Damn! I'm based in Europe.

A man that hardly uses Hobbits?! That's sweet music to my ears. :) Now, if we can only get rid of those happy Elves next, we will be doing very well. ;)

Sadly I am not enamored of any of the "Tolkien triumvirate" of hobbits, elves, and dwarves, so I'm always playing fantasy games wrong by using a humanocentric setting more inspired by Robert E. Howard  and Arabian Nights stories.

If I never see a party of human, elf, dwarf, and hobbit again, it will be too soon.

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« Reply #152 on: July 03, 2017, 04:52:00 pm »
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If youre ever in the San Diego area let me know; I can show you how badly I run D&D games. I mean, I hardly even use hobbits, for the love o' Mike. :D


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« Reply #153 on: July 06, 2017, 08:53:37 pm »
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No, that's too reasonable. There MUST be a objectively WRONG way and a RIGHT way to play.


And there is. The Wrong way is to insist that no one ever go into a dungeon again, or to demand that all D&D play should only be in dungeons and only dungeons exactly the way the Holy Gygax made them.
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« Reply #154 on: July 06, 2017, 09:44:56 pm »
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And there is. The Wrong way is to insist that no one ever go into a dungeon again, or to demand that all D&D play should only be in dungeons and only dungeons exactly the way the Holy Gygax made them.

So we're cool with the way the Holy Arneson (may His name be blessed) made them?
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« Reply #155 on: July 06, 2017, 10:40:29 pm »
That darn Gygax keeps making me play his way and I'm getting sick and tired of it.

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« Reply #156 on: July 06, 2017, 11:34:48 pm »
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So we're cool with the way the Holy Arneson (may His name be blessed) made them?

Pardon?
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« Reply #157 on: July 07, 2017, 12:10:54 am »
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Sadly I am not enamored of any of the "Tolkien triumvirate" of hobbits, elves, and dwarves, so I'm always playing fantasy games wrong by using a humanocentric setting more inspired by Robert E. Howard  and Arabian Nights stories.

If I never see a party of human, elf, dwarf, and hobbit again, it will be too soon.

Gary Gygax would have loved you (according to Gronan) he was not pleased with being badgered into having elves and dwarves and hobbits.  The evidence is there, given his diatribe about how non-human races with their level caps, are not the spirit of D&D, in 2e.
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« Reply #158 on: July 07, 2017, 02:39:10 am »
There's a certain charm in dungeon crawling, i think that not many people can deny that.

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« Reply #159 on: July 07, 2017, 03:26:52 am »
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So what do you throw, run with and kick in your Rugby games?

Snotlings, of course, the way Lord Sigmar intended!
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« Reply #160 on: July 07, 2017, 01:45:04 pm »
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If you don't like dungeon crawls, don't play them.

Okay, we're done here.  Somebody fetch me a beer.


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« Reply #161 on: July 07, 2017, 01:59:08 pm »
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Still waiting for my damn beer.

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« Reply #162 on: July 07, 2017, 08:45:54 pm »
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So what do you throw, run with and kick in your Rugby games


We play Trollball like proper gamers. Go round up a few more trollkin.

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« Reply #163 on: July 07, 2017, 10:02:06 pm »
I just decided that there is a Horrible Menace but that the PCs will be useless until level 20 or so, so Lord Gronan has set up the dungeon as a Darwinistic training grounds for would be heroes.

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