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Author Topic: Where has D&D gone?  (Read 14345 times)

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« Reply #180 on: March 14, 2017, 02:46:51 pm »
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Also I love the look on new players' faces when they realise that GMs don't HAVE to be wholly antagonistic and railroad-y. When they realise that the GM (me) doesn't already have a pre-written book in his head about the campaign.

That's a great feeling, huh? I love it. :)
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« Reply #181 on: March 14, 2017, 02:50:37 pm »
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Actually, I DO play with people I hadn't met before, but they're already gamers.  I don't try to make new gamers, just like I don't try to make new model railroaders.

I'm generally the same, but if it was a stone-set rule my wife wouldn't be gaming with me. :) If I meet a non-gamer who's interested in the hobby I'll game with them and teach what I can, but I won't chase down non-gamers and waste time proselytizing the hobby.
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« Reply #182 on: March 14, 2017, 03:29:24 pm »
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Gold star for you, 'stones, but the willingness to take a chance on gaming with complete strangers offers an unlimited horizon.
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« Reply #183 on: March 14, 2017, 03:50:23 pm »
I have a theory on openness and new people. My wife ran the fourth largest gaming meetup in the country for 13 years. My theory is based on that experience.

New people show up. They meet other cool new people to game with and then go form their own groups and we don't see them much anymore, except for cons or LARGE public parties. Except, for a few. Those people so odious that no one can stand to game with. They continue to hang around the public games, meetup after meetup, and you get to "enjoy" them over and over again.
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« Reply #184 on: March 15, 2017, 02:08:17 am »
I game with my wife, her sister and our circle of appropriately nerd friends. Actually my sister-in-law and her husband are bigger D&D fans than my wife, she prefers CoC. We started playing because her sister was interested in D&D and I had my previous 2e DM experience. Myself and a friend are the only ones with previous RPG experience at our table. Introducing people to the form is tremendously invigorating. I'm hoping to introduce some of my nephews and nieces as well, like they say the 'golden age of sci-fi is twelve years old.'

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« Reply #185 on: March 15, 2017, 02:30:07 am »
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For the 'game companies,' perhaps, but if that's the case, pull the plug and let them die, gasping in their mediocrity and irrelevance. Let the creatives who do it for love and beer money dance on their fucking graves.


I am unsure if the hobbyist publishers or the hobby will thrive if the game companies go under.


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and I introduced some 9-year olds to the concept via the Dungeon! board game. They are one step away from being hooked FOREVER! :-)


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« Reply #186 on: March 15, 2017, 03:55:52 am »
I've been playing with my group for a little over 24 years, I'll be sure to tell them we need to break up and play with other people :p

Back when we had a Gencon here in the U.K. and the makers of D&D remembered to publish sourcebooks and settings I played in some good, some bad games with people I'd never meet anywhere else even ran a few games. I've introduced a few friends and relatives some of whom even have their own groups now.

However fantastic my games are I still think it's the companies and the products they put out that are the big draw, my notepad and sketches (being generous) are no way as enticing as a well laid out book or box set. Particularly since I'm reaching a much smaller audience.
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« Reply #187 on: March 15, 2017, 12:58:23 pm »
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Now, now, it's just a board game (now, please stay inside the pentagram while I read this passage).:-)
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« Reply #188 on: March 15, 2017, 01:08:25 pm »
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I have a theory on openness and new people. My wife ran the fourth largest gaming meetup in the country for 13 years. My theory is based on that experience.

New people show up. They meet other cool new people to game with and then go form their own groups and we don't see them much anymore, except for cons or LARGE public parties. Except, for a few. Those people so odious that no one can stand to game with. They continue to hang around the public games, meetup after meetup, and you get to "enjoy" them over and over again.

I've seen that happen, all the good players get snapped up for private tables eventually and what's left to show up week in and week out are the dregs of humanity.
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« Reply #189 on: March 15, 2017, 04:53:52 pm »
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I am unsure if the hobbyist publishers or the hobby will thrive if the game companies go under.


Fuck 'em  all. I already have my copies of the games I want.

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« Reply #190 on: March 15, 2017, 05:10:32 pm »
Great so the hobby can go the way of model trains and die with y'all.

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« Reply #191 on: March 15, 2017, 05:22:19 pm »
I went to a model train convention this year, one of three held annually in the area.
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« Reply #192 on: March 15, 2017, 05:33:14 pm »
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I went to a model train convention this year, one of three held annually in the area.

Cool.  And talk about 'vicious arguments over nothing...'

Just ask "Which is better, steam or diesel?"
You should go to GaryCon.  Period.

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« Reply #193 on: March 15, 2017, 06:45:12 pm »
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Cool.  And talk about 'vicious arguments over nothing...'

Just ask "Which is better, steam or diesel?"

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« Reply #194 on: March 15, 2017, 06:59:45 pm »
Well to be fair I doubt you'd find model train collectors declaring they don't care if anymore model trains are built.