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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #105 on: July 30, 2009, 10:31:46 pm »
And by "forever" he means maybe a year or two, save for a hardcore base that HATE HAET HATS 4e forever.

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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #106 on: July 30, 2009, 10:56:54 pm »
The very fact you learned 4e instead of 3.5 will brand you as an annoying newb pretty much forever.   :argh!:

B-b-but when I asked someone about getting into it he gave me the 4e rulebook to look at.   :cry:

I used to own a 3e rulebook and dm guide but I never ended up picking either up.
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #107 on: July 30, 2009, 11:05:52 pm »
There's a lot of active games on this site - I used to play there a while ago, but got too busy.  Everything from 2e up to 4e, with occasional other RPGs as well.
http://www.dndonlinegames.com/cmps_index.php

If you want to learn 3.5 (which I strongly recommend) the SRD has just about all of what you need:
http://www.systemreferencedocuments.org/resources/systems/pennpaper/dnd35/soveliorsage/basics.html

Notably, it doesn't include a lot of material from the DMG [dungeon master's guide].  But not much has changed in the DMG since 3.0... except the magic items, which are all in the SRD.
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #108 on: July 31, 2009, 12:12:00 am »
Bump, since I figured this was a good venue for my post.

I've been really wanting to get into D&D recently, for the first time.  I've read through and mostly digested the 4e rulebook with hopefully a solid enough grasp on the material that I could create a decent character and make it through a play session without being too much the annoying newb.  Anyway, I don't know very many people who play and the local hobby shops don't seem to run consistent games.  I was wondering if anyone had tips for how to find more players (like a forum someone know of for that purpose), or if anyone here is starting up a game looking for some players.  I'm in the south coast of MA, seemingly close to many here.

oh man, south coast of Mass? You don't know it, but your area is stupid thick with LARPs which are actually really good.

Seriously, I play two LARPs right on the CT/MA border. MA & NH are the hotspots for LARPs in the USA.



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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #109 on: July 31, 2009, 01:11:51 am »
But I don't WANNA LARP.   :x
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #110 on: July 31, 2009, 01:16:33 am »
Finding a game as a player can be tough.  On the other hand starting a game as a DM is only slightly less tough, mostly depending on the age of your peer group.

Wizards of the Coast have a forum for aid in looking for players.  You might also check to see if your local gaming shop has a posting board for people looking for games.
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #111 on: July 31, 2009, 01:17:56 am »
The very fact you learned 4e instead of 3.5 will brand you as an annoying newb pretty much forever.   :argh!:

as long as you and your friends are having fun playing there is no wrong RPG system.  Anything else is misdirected nerd rage.
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #112 on: July 31, 2009, 01:19:56 am »
But I don't WANNA LARP.   :x

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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #113 on: July 31, 2009, 01:20:47 am »
The very fact you learned 4e instead of 3.5 will brand you as an annoying newb pretty much forever.   :argh!:

as long as you are in control and are having fun playing there is no wrong RPG system.  Everyone else is immersed in misdirected nerd rage.

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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #114 on: July 31, 2009, 01:45:53 am »
The very fact you learned 4e instead of 3.5 will brand you as an annoying newb pretty much forever.   :argh!:

as long as you and your friends are having fun playing there is no wrong RPG system.  Anything else is misdirected nerd rage.

I never said it was a bad system.  Its just not D&D.
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #115 on: July 31, 2009, 01:53:57 am »
The very fact you learned 4e instead of 3.5 will brand you as an annoying newb pretty much forever.   :argh!:

as long as you and your friends are having fun playing there is no wrong RPG system.  Anything else is misdirected nerd rage.

I never said it was a bad system.  Its just not D&D.

It says D&D on the cover and is printed by the trademark owners.

What is your definition of D&D?
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #116 on: July 31, 2009, 03:42:24 pm »
There's a lot of active games on this site - I used to play there a while ago, but got too busy.  Everything from 2e up to 4e, with occasional other RPGs as well.
http://www.dndonlinegames.com/cmps_index.php

If you want to learn 3.5 (which I strongly recommend) the SRD has just about all of what you need:
http://www.systemreferencedocuments.org/resources/systems/pennpaper/dnd35/soveliorsage/basics.html

Notably, it doesn't include a lot of material from the DMG [dungeon master's guide].  But not much has changed in the DMG since 3.0... except the magic items, which are all in the SRD.

Alright, now hopefully I won't find those sites blocked at work so I can read it a bit today.

Bump, since I figured this was a good venue for my post.

I've been really wanting to get into D&D recently, for the first time.  I've read through and mostly digested the 4e rulebook with hopefully a solid enough grasp on the material that I could create a decent character and make it through a play session without being too much the annoying newb.  Anyway, I don't know very many people who play and the local hobby shops don't seem to run consistent games.  I was wondering if anyone had tips for how to find more players (like a forum someone know of for that purpose), or if anyone here is starting up a game looking for some players.  I'm in the south coast of MA, seemingly close to many here.

oh man, south coast of Mass? You don't know it, but your area is stupid thick with LARPs which are actually really good.

Seriously, I play two LARPs right on the CT/MA border. MA & NH are the hotspots for LARPs in the USA.



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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #117 on: July 31, 2009, 04:21:56 pm »
Nobody but barbarians use d12s anyway.
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #118 on: August 01, 2009, 10:51:09 pm »
yeah and you can always just add 2 d6es.
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #119 on: August 01, 2009, 10:59:36 pm »
yeah and you can always just add 2 d6es.

Won't swapping out linear probability for bell cure probability make things kind of wonky?
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