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cnath.rm:

--- Quote from: Hastur T. Fannon ---I dunno mate.  White Wolf brought me back into gaming and I still have fond memories of the Vampire, Mage and Werewolf games of my twenties.  I wouldn't want to do it again, but I wouldn't want to stay up all night smoking dope and listening to Gong either...
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The DM of our groups current campaign commented to us that he enjoyed playing vampire... untill he got tired of dealing with the kinds of players that played vampire.. :D Sorry, felt the need to share.

When 3rd ed. came out I read a Lot of posts, and letters to the editor in Dragon (neither being a fair sample I'll totally admit) of people saying that they had either drifted away from gaming entirely, or had stuck to playing what they had and not bothered with the new gaming material, until they decided to give 3rd ed a try.

Some of them started putting out D20 material and rocked with it (Necromancer Games being my favorite example) and some tried D20 like the Troll Lords, decided that they liked the old style better and then left D20. (except TLG then decided to come out with thier own perfect game in Castles & Crusades thanks to the OGL)

Zalmoxis:

--- Quote from: Hastur T. Fannon ---and listening to Gong either...
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HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! :mad:

In about a year you can play the game too. :p

GRIM:

--- Quote from: Hastur T. Fannon ---I dunno mate.  White Wolf brought me back into gaming and I still have fond memories of the Vampire, Mage and Werewolf games of my twenties.  I wouldn't want to do it again, but I wouldn't want to stay up all night smoking dope and listening to Gong either...
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Locally White Wolf games brought a shitload of new people into the hobby as a whole. There were, at one point, three 30+ person LARPs spread across the same two mid-sized market towns, hell my tabletop group was almost that size.

Compared to that D&D3.0 made virtually no impact on player numbers, but has got gaming books back in bookshops.

Mcrow:
I would say that WW games are most definitely mainstream games these days.

Aside from the fact that their games have sold more books than any other company other than WotC, you can see their influence throughout the RPG industry these days.

RPGPundit:

--- Quote from: Mcrow ---I would say that WW games are most definitely mainstream games these days.

Aside from the fact that their games have sold more books than any other company other than WotC, you can see their influence throughout the RPG industry these days.
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Their ideological influence ("story-based gaming") has basically been abandoned as wrong-headed, ever since the advent of D20. Hell, even they gave it up for Exalted and WoD2.

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