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Favorite RPG World
« on: March 29, 2011, 06:42:34 PM »
Guess who is playing in an old school 2.5 ed Planescapes D&D campaign?  Me! :D  Planescapes was always my favorite RPG universe.  What RPG is the love of your gaming life?
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Re: Favorite RPG World
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 04:23:51 AM »
Dragon Age, hands down. The entire realm of Thedas has become so huge with the books, tabletop game, video games, and other upcoming media... There's just so much. I think it's an amazing realm... So much that, if I were able to, I'd probably move there. :P
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Re: Favorite RPG World
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 07:26:14 AM »
Forgotten Realms...I love it.  Especially the Dragon Coast and the Underdark.  I tried Kalamar once, and it seemed like just a poor imitation.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 09:06:48 AM »
Guess who is playing in an old school 2.5 ed Planescapes D&D campaign?  Me! :D  Planescapes was always my favorite RPG universe.  What RPG is the love of your gaming life?

I'm jealous! I played in a whopping TWO sessions of a Planescape game, and the setting was great (the group collapsed... but the setting was great).

My favorite has always been Spelljammer, mostly for the sheer weirdness of it.

Dragonlance is also way up there for the cheese factor, Iron Kingdoms for the intricacy and Al Qadim for the swashbuckling joy. AQ got us all to speak like characters from a bad translation of the Arabian Nights, which was really fun.

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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 12:05:43 PM »
Dragonlance was always my favorite world setting growing up--I admit a lot of irrational bias there. The Chronicles trilogy was one of my first fantasy books and was a large part of what really hooked me on the genre. I bought all the books for the setting, but to date, I've never actually played a game in that setting.

Most of the campaigns I've played in were in Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, or some world of the DM's creation.

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Re: Favorite RPG World
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 04:00:39 PM »
The worlds of 7th Sea and Fading Suns are some of my favorites.  The former is a blatantly modified version of Renaissance Europe, full of pirates, scheming nobles and mysterious sorcerers.  The latter is a very dark, Byzantine-style Empire in space that threatens to collapse on itself, full of strange magic and tech, stranger aliens and a lot of room for stories.  Oddly reminiscent of Dune.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 10:43:17 PM »
Forgotten Realms, even though I didn't had a lot of areas to explore in Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dales 1 and 2. But I just got somewhat in love with this world and it really got me intrigued and I think a lot of time how life would look like if I was one of the characters xD But I really love the area associated with Baldur's Gate, still though I haven't played Baldur's Gate 2 and I have to wait with it till I finish the first part, want to take my character to the second one :D

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 01:21:11 PM »
Forgotten Realms, even though I didn't had a lot of areas to explore in Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dales 1 and 2. But I just got somewhat in love with this world and it really got me intrigued and I think a lot of time how life would look like if I was one of the characters xD But I really love the area associated with Baldur's Gate, still though I haven't played Baldur's Gate 2 and I have to wait with it till I finish the first part, want to take my character to the second one :D

Just mentioning BG2 makes my fingers itch. I love that game so much (Icewind Dale is only a wee bit behind). Much less linear and more fun than BG1, meaning you can replay it about 10,000 times.

Unfortunately, the Mac versions of any of those games are impossible to find. Sigh.

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Re: Favorite RPG World
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011, 01:26:30 PM »
Guess who is playing in an old school 2.5 ed Planescapes D&D campaign?  Me! :D  Planescapes was always my favorite RPG universe.  What RPG is the love of your gaming life?

I'm jealous! I played in a whopping TWO sessions of a Planescape game, and the setting was great (the group collapsed... but the setting was great).


Hehe!  ;D  I'm so excited to start playing again!  I haven't played in a real D&D game since before my kids were born. :D

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Re: Favorite RPG World
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2011, 01:27:48 PM »
The worlds of 7th Sea and Fading Suns are some of my favorites.  The former is a blatantly modified version of Renaissance Europe, full of pirates, scheming nobles and mysterious sorcerers.  The latter is a very dark, Byzantine-style Empire in space that threatens to collapse on itself, full of strange magic and tech, stranger aliens and a lot of room for stories.  Oddly reminiscent of Dune.

My brother loves 7th Sea!  That's one of the ones I've haven't done yet, but I've watched them play and the world is really cool. :)

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Re: Favorite RPG World
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2011, 01:29:06 PM »
Forgotten Realms, even though I didn't had a lot of areas to explore in Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dales 1 and 2. But I just got somewhat in love with this world and it really got me intrigued and I think a lot of time how life would look like if I was one of the characters xD But I really love the area associated with Baldur's Gate, still though I haven't played Baldur's Gate 2 and I have to wait with it till I finish the first part, want to take my character to the second one :D

Just mentioning BG2 makes my fingers itch. I love that game so much (Icewind Dale is only a wee bit behind). Much less linear and more fun than BG1, meaning you can replay it about 10,000 times.

Unfortunately, the Mac versions of any of those games are impossible to find. Sigh.

Have you played Planescapes: Torment?  It's my favorite PC RPG and it takes place in Sigil. :)

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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011, 07:45:43 PM »
Forgotten Realms, even though I didn't had a lot of areas to explore in Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Icewind Dales 1 and 2. But I just got somewhat in love with this world and it really got me intrigued and I think a lot of time how life would look like if I was one of the characters xD But I really love the area associated with Baldur's Gate, still though I haven't played Baldur's Gate 2 and I have to wait with it till I finish the first part, want to take my character to the second one :D

I own BG 1 and 2, but I never managed to finish 1, and didn't want to start 2 until I finished the first. This wasn't because of lack of interest though. More like life intervened and made it so I didn't have time to play for a while, then I forgot about the games (basically got distracted by something newer and shinier--I freely admit to being easily distracted, particularly by sparkly things). I have a real hankering to play it now. D= And, I'd just started Kingdom Hearts 1 (another one of those game series I've owned but never played). Actually come to think of it, I don't think I've finished playing a game all the way through since the late 90's (with the exception of Final Fantasy I). Anyone want to place bets as to whether I stick with KH1 or switch to BG1?
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2011, 10:00:25 PM »
I'm not a big one for finishing games either - same reason: life intervenes.

That said, BG2 wasn't actually a *huge* time commitment. You can zip through it pretty quickly or dawdle, explore everything, and make it into something huge (although still, from what I've heard, much smaller than many other games out now). I really did like BG2 more than BG1 - precisely because of this sort of openness.*

*That, and I got to have my very own thieves guild. Which was pretty awesome.

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Re: Favorite RPG World
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2011, 12:15:01 AM »
I may have just come into a huge quantity of 2nd & 3rd ed D&D books. :D  Details coming after I sort through the stack! :D

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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2011, 01:32:02 PM »
I may have just come into a huge quantity of 2nd & 3rd ed D&D books. :D  Details coming after I sort through the stack! :D

Ooooh. I'm very jealous. All my D&D is split up geographically as I've moved about. I think I've got 1st edition in one US state, 2nd edition in another, 3rd in a box in London and 4e on the shelf. (whine, whine, whine)