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Offline Ryan Stonepeak

Dungeons and Dragons
« on: June 22, 2013, 03:20:10 PM »
What are your favorite races? classes?
Which Version do you play?
What was the coolest campaign you've ever taken part in and why was it so cool?

This topic is a place to answer all of these questions, get advice as a DM or Player, maybe even get everyone to collaborate on a cool new campaign.
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Offline Charlemagne

Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 06:35:04 PM »
1. Elf.
2. Ranger or Rogue.
3. I play 3.5, but I haven't really played much since 4 came out. I did really enjoy what I did play, though, so if I evr get back into it I'd probably try to play 4.
4. It was a Dragon Wars campaign. 'Nuff said.
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Offline JonRock411

Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2013, 12:18:10 AM »
I've never played Dungeons and Dragons... :-[

So do I turn in my fantasy nerd card now or after the ritual torture flaying.


Offline Ryan Stonepeak

Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013, 04:24:29 AM »
I've never played Dungeons and Dragons... :-[

So do I turn in my fantasy nerd card now or after the ritual torture flaying.

No, you download the Players Handbook and Dungeon Masters Guide, get a bunch of friends together, and start playing!

I only started a year ago, so I can't really have a valid opinion on the races or classes (as I haven't tried all of them) but I definitely am anti-barbarian. And I do have a fondness for Bards.
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AW: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2013, 08:40:45 AM »
I've never played Dungeons and Dragons... :-[

So do I turn in my fantasy nerd card now or after the ritual torture flaying.

No, you download the Players Handbook and Dungeon Masters Guide, get a bunch of friends together, and start playing!

I only started a year ago, so I can't really have a valid opinion on the races or classes (as I haven't tried all of them) but I definitely am anti-barbarian. And I do have a fondness for Bards.
bards? Now that is where the ritual torture flaying comes in handy. ;)

Do you know the movies "the gamers" and "the gamers: dorkness rising" by dead gentlemen productions? They are brilliant D&D comedy/satire and bards play a special role in part two. The first one is more funny in my opinion, though.
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Offline Sean Cunningham

Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2013, 11:55:44 AM »
I've never played Dungeons and Dragons... :-[

So do I turn in my fantasy nerd card now or after the ritual torture flaying.

Just sit tight. The mind flayers will be knocking on your door shortly. They'll ... sort you out.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2013, 02:54:18 PM »
What are your favorite races? classes?
Which Version do you play?
What was the coolest campaign you've ever taken part in and why was it so cool?

This topic is a place to answer all of these questions, get advice as a DM or Player, maybe even get everyone to collaborate on a cool new campaign.

Race? Human, invariably. Played pretty much everything at one point or another, but I like plain ol' humans.

Class? Favorite is always thief (or rogue, depending on edition). But happy with everything: one of my favourite all-time characters was a cleric. Another was a barbarian.

Version? Our group generally follows the editions - currently on 4e, but I've been playing since 1st and 2nd edition! (Yikes!) I liked 3.5 a LOT, but don't really mind 4e. Generally speaking, we've been playing together so long that we sort of always do our own thing.

Best campaign... um. Had a really fun one with a sort of... post-apocalyptic flair (gods had disappeared, land was screwed) to it that we played for years. Really liked it because a) we were totally outclassed and had to be incredibly strategic to survive and b) actually finished the campaign (how rare is that?!). Also had a lot of fun playing Iron Kingdoms. Pretty open-minded, again - a good group makes any campaign fun!

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Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 05:17:00 PM »
My favorite race have always been the dwarves, with their stout countenance and their huge underground empires :D

 About classes, it's usually whatever makes the most melee damage. Fighter or barbarian are my most common options.

 On the coolest campaign, it was one of D&D 3.5 (I hated 4th because it looked like a pen and paper MMORPG rather than a proper RPG) in which we went from level 1 to level 17 in the span of a few years, and it ended not only with a huge battle against a black dragon, but also with the destruction of the world, giving origin to what would later be called Athas, the world of Dark Sun :D
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Offline Ryan Stonepeak

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 03:20:10 AM »
I've never played Dungeons and Dragons... :-[

So do I turn in my fantasy nerd card now or after the ritual torture flaying.

No, you download the Players Handbook and Dungeon Masters Guide, get a bunch of friends together, and start playing!

I only started a year ago, so I can't really have a valid opinion on the races or classes (as I haven't tried all of them) but I definitely am anti-barbarian. And I do have a fondness for Bards.
bards? Now that is where the ritual torture flaying comes in handy. ;)

Do you know the movies "the gamers" and "the gamers: dorkness rising" by dead gentlemen productions? They are brilliant D&D comedy/satire and bards play a special role in part two. The first one is more funny in my opinion, though.

I'll have to look them up. Have you heard of Unforgotten Realms?
http://www.urealms.com/content.php?150-Unforgotten-Realms-Episode-1
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Offline Sean Cunningham

Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013, 07:46:29 PM »
What are your favorite races? classes?

Somewhat heretically, my favourite classes were psions. When 3.0 psions came out, I was tremendously happy. (And my DM was tremendously tolerant.)

Race? I wanted to play that sorcerer prestige class where you started out human (or whatever, I guess) and gradually became draconic. That would have been an interesting journey.

Which Version do you play?

3.0 and 3.5 were my favourites. Also ported really well to Mutants & Masterminds.

What was the coolest campaign you've ever taken part in and why was it so cool?

Hmmm ... well, definitely in the top three was the one in which I played an absentminded neutral good scholarly type in a party of neutral mercenaries. That got pretty silly.

Me: "Why of course, we'd be happy to help!"

Other Party Member: "For suitable financial remuneration. Stop talking to him, he doesn't negotiate on our behalf."
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Re: AW: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 09:40:54 PM »
I'll have to look them up. Have you heard of Unforgotten Realms?
http://www.urealms.com/content.php?150-Unforgotten-Realms-Episode-1
Nope, but will definitely check them out!
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2013, 09:47:02 PM »
In 2.5 I was big fan of elves because we used Skills and Powers and you could take different abilities from different sub-races and combine them. Which was really cheezy but awesome at the same time. :)

I think these days I'd say don't really have a favorite race, but I play humans more than anything else.

My favorite class is bard. :) But I do love playing ambidextrous rangers as well.

I started in the way back (my dad order the original version by mail, the one with the dice that you had to color in the numbers), but I think the my fav (meaning easiest & most fun) is 3.5 ed.

I <3 Planescapes. :) At least in 3.5 I did. They took a lot of the flavor our in 4th ed. It's just not as interesting anymore. :(

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Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2013, 05:22:49 PM »
 I really disliked 4th edition: reading it, I got the idea of a tabletop MMORPG than a proper role-playing game.

 Hopefully, its flaws will be fixed by D&D Next. Otherwise, I'd consider DMing Pathfinder.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2013, 05:38:49 PM »
I'm not old or anything, but I'm really fond of 2.5E. 3.5E was pretty darned good as well. I haven't played 4E yet, or any tabletop at all in quite a few years. More's the pity.

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Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2013, 07:18:46 PM »
I'm not old or anything, but I'm really fond of 2.5E. 3.5E was pretty darned good as well. I haven't played 4E yet, or any tabletop at all in quite a few years. More's the pity.

I'm always human, always a rogue. I will steal anything not nailed down, and if it is nailed down I will come back with a crowbar and then take the bent nails as well.

Isn't the point of role playing games to play something different from your everyday persona? :P
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