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Eleanor Gamgee
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I think that sermon is talking about how Role Playing can interest people in magic, then they become warlocks or something so they can cast spells on people. It's the same people who think Role Playing is satanic who think that books like LotR and Harry Potter should be banned. I'm a Christian, and I love RPG's (esp. Final Fantasy), but I'm not going to become a witch and try to cast "Ultima" on people on the street.

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...like any cult activity, adherents of the role-playing activity will attempt to woo you into their fold...
Eek! Depart from me, ye cursed Role-Players! Foul tempters! *holds up a cross and flings holy water around*

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Radagast the Onyx
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VIII is the worst in my opinion. The story was lackluster, the battle system dumbed down, and love elements boring. The card game, however, was amazing.
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Tensen_Vil
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There's only two Video Game RPGs I ever enjoyed.

Fallout and Fallout 2

I guess GTA3 could also be considered an RPG hehehe. []

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Eudaimiel
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I've been playing since I was about 11 years old (Hehe, the memories, the memories... How much enjoyment we could get out of nothing back then [] .

I'm now bordering 25, and though I have recently come out of an active RP'ing (read: I still enjoyed RPG's, just didn't play much) hiatus that has lasted a few years, It's my opinion that RPG's is one of the best pass-time hobbies anyone can have, next to inventing a cure for cancer []

It's more fun that an all-night bender, better than wasting 2 hours on a Hollywood 'look-our-audience-is-stupid'-movie, and can teach you a lot about many things.

I have never actually GM'ed in Middle-Earth before, but I'm trying to find out if I'm up to the task or not. I'll be using D20 D&D though, not MERP.

Maybe I should just do a variation on ME. That is use some of the basic concepts and ideas but twist things in another direction, so as to not walk all over the sacred canon, which I am not entirely knowledgable about yet.

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Astaldohilion
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All the final fantasies are great and of those VI was my favorite too, but hasn't anyone played Xenogears or even the Chrono saga for that matter.
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Ah the lost(?) art of table-top RP! I do miss the marathon D&D game my brother and I had going in 1983-84. Somehow we spent full weekends doing it, and even some weeknights too. I doubt it will ever happen again.
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I'm 41 now. The times I spent playing table-top RPGs in high school and undergraduate college are some of the fondest, happiest, and most nostalgic times in my life. My life would have been far more boring, and less social, without them.
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I hear ya Alatar. It was a big part of my high school social scene going to the local bookstore after they closed on Thursday nights for 'tournament night'. It was a sad day when they closed. If I add to the time playing DnD, the time spent playing table-top war games through the 70's & early 80's, it was massive! (Anyone remember Avalon Hill?) My brother still has some of those games, their boards and pieces stained with many a spill of beer and bongwater or burnt by falling embers. In the early '90s when computers were IBM 286s and they connected to the internet by a 2.4Kbps dial-up modem, I played a Battle of the Bulge game via email. We used particular stocks on a given day as die rolls. It was fun, but it wasn't the same as a face-to-face game. I really had fun trying to clear the streets of Stalingrad as the Germans in Squad Leader, or trying to stop the blitzkrieg through the Ardennes as the Americans in Battle of the Bulge. Now, you play Call of Duty or Medal of Honor or such, and though they can be fun, its just way too different.
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Roll of Honor Mad Uncle Rupert
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Going to play D&D Friday, I think.

Into the fourth decade. WOW.

edit: It's not often I admit to being wrong, so pay attention. I play WOW religiously. I still don't think it's role-playing.

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Roll of Honor Thorin
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I wonder how MUR's gaming session went?

I think that it would be fun to try and play again.

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Snöwdog
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Yeah... Would like to play it again, but who has that sort of time anymore? I really need to win the lotto & retire.... []
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I've never been into D&D myself, but, I've certainly loved role-playing in general. Keeps the stress level down.
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Earendilyon
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@ WGW: great quote in your first post!! Are you also anticipating the last two volumes of the Last Chronicles?

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I nearly finished the first volume, but I'm going to wait until they're all out before reading any more.

To me, the pacing seems screwed up and slow. I am feeling a bit manipulated into (buying and) reading 4 books instead of 3. I wouldn't mind so much if I didn't have such a long wait between volumes, hence my decision. I didn't want to be pissed off waiting for 2010 for volume 3 and then be pissed off waiting until 2013 for the last one. I'm not letting them in my brain until I can do it on my terms.

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Yeah, that's a bit screwed, indeed, to publish those four books each three years apart. Maybe your reading tactics are better than mine, 'cause till now, I found the first two of the Last Chronicles not as impressive as the former books, but perhaps that's caused by the fact that the tale has no ending, no closure yet. We'll have to wait till 2013 to give a final verdict *sigh* []

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In about 2,5 week's time the third volume of the Last Chronicles is scheduled to be out in the shops. Being the sucker that I am, I'll probably buy and read it as soon as I find it []

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White Gold Wielder
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I read this before, but didn't post to thank you for the update. How's that for better late than never?

As for the topic at hand...
Acquisitions Inc. Penny Arcade guys...? Wil Wheaton...? Maybe I'm not man enough to role-play like these guys. []

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quote:
How's that for better late than never?
For credit-card companies, late is better than on time []

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