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Author Topic: Wives and roleplaying  (Read 2362 times)

Cyclotron

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« on: March 22, 2006, 02:15:45 PM »
Incidentally...  My wife's birthday is this Saturday, and I've just ordered Iron Heroes and Mastering Iron Heroes for her birthday presents.  I hope they arrive in time.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006, 03:03:14 PM »
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Incidentally...  My wife's birthday is this Saturday, and I've just ordered Iron Heroes and Mastering Iron Heroes for her birthday presents.  I hope they arrive in time.


Where can I find me a wife like yours? ;)
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2006, 03:19:16 PM »
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Where can I find me a wife like yours? ;)

No kidding.  I thought I was lucky to have one the play RPGs.  Now I find out there are models that actually read the books and may run games, too. :eek:
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2006, 03:37:20 PM »
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No kidding.  I thought I was lucky to have one the play RPGs.  Now I find out there are models that actually read the books and may run games, too. :eek:
My wife hates reading the books, but she runs games.  Better than me, too -- she's much better at plotting than I am.  :)
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2006, 03:43:12 PM »
We have been looking for an excuse to split a thread to try out that function.  Enjoy your new thread.
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2006, 04:02:11 PM »
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Where can I find me a wife like yours? ;)

You can't have her!

NONE OF YOU CAN HAVE HER!

She's Mine, I tell you!  ALL MINE!

AH! HA!
HAH HA!

HA HA
HA Ha Ha Ha Ha ha ha ha haaa...

:o


*AHEM*

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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2006, 04:14:44 PM »
So anyway...

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No kidding. I thought I was lucky to have one the play RPGs. Now I find out there are models that actually read the books and may run games, too. :eek:

Yup... I count myself pretty lucky.  My wife's nearly as big a gamer geek as I am.  She's especially fond of D&D and Spycraft.  She GMs almost as often as she plays.  

Currently, we've got it rigged up so that our group plays every Sunday evening.  She usually runs a D&D game and I run something else that everyone wants to try out...  The games alternate weeks.  That way, we both get to play, we both get to GM, we get to play our good old D&D game, we get try all the cool new games, plus it gives us a bit of time between sessions, as GMs, to prepare for the next adventure.

Right now, she's running a very high-power, high-magic D&D game using the gestalt rules from UA.  We're pushing 10th level with 6 characters in the party, and it's turning out to be a bit much...  She's starting to complain about the PCs having too magic, and always solving every problem with spells first, and how many of the players go out of their way just to pick a fight even if the encounter is easily avoidable, and so on.

One of our players has Iron Heroes, and was talking about it after the last game.  My wife thought it sounded interesting, and I thought it sounded like the answer to her self-inflicted problem.  So she's getting a copy for her birthday.

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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2006, 06:21:08 PM »
Very cool.

Unfortunately, my wife never has the time to DM, which is a damn dirty shame.  I should get her a simpler system -- D&D just takes more time than she has to prepare.
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2006, 06:25:01 PM »
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D&D just takes more time than she has to prepare.


Every time she comes to you for crazy sex, hand her the DMG  and MM instead and say, "If you want me to get to work you gotta get to work first!"
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2006, 07:27:39 PM »
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Very cool.

Unfortunately, my wife never has the time to DM, which is a damn dirty shame.  I should get her a simpler system -- D&D just takes more time than she has to prepare.


If you like I could send her some information on a game system that IME cuts prep time by at least 2/3s compared to D&D.

Just sayin.
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2006, 08:16:43 PM »
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If you like I could send her some information on a game system that IME cuts prep time by at least 2/3s compared to D&D.

Just sayin.


Dude, I think Maddman is coming on to your wife. :eek:
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2006, 09:14:11 PM »
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Dude, I think Maddman is coming on to your wife. :eek:
That's okay.  He comes on to much and she'll stab him.
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2006, 12:19:15 AM »
Heather plays. I'm very lucky in that regard.
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2006, 01:44:30 AM »
For me, hope springs eternal.  I think Gen Con this year will be the key (it's her first time going).  Yeah, there's a bunch of crazies and other sorts there, but she loves just about every type of game except RPGs thus far.  I'm thinking once she sees just how expansive the choices out there are, and gets to run in some good demos, she'll find something she enjoys.

She's on the fence--just needs a liiitle push. :)

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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2006, 06:50:35 AM »
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If you like I could send her some information on a game system that IME cuts prep time by at least 2/3s compared to D&D.

Which one's that?... Castles & Crusades?

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