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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2011, 09:58:55 pm »
I do have to somewhat agree with Cramulus here (even if he is a filthy 4E player  :lulz:) Different people have different playstyles.  I'd *never* be able to run a game for Roger's group (though I do like playing in that style as well), my games are far too story oriented, and lack much in the way of encounters (a combat heavy session will have 3 fights).  It works great for the people I play with though.

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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2011, 09:59:57 pm »
Heck, one of the most fun games I ever ran was a truly hideously crappy system.  (Anybody remember Teenagers from Outer Space?)  We had a majorly story-driven D&D campaign going, high drama, hell on the nerves, and we'd grab TFOS when that was over to unwind for about a half hour after the session was over.  Snapped everybody out of the mood they were in, everybody went home laughing.
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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2011, 10:01:55 pm »
I do have to somewhat agree with Cramulus here (even if he is a filthy 4E player  :lulz:) Different people have different playstyles.  I'd *never* be able to run a game for Roger's group (though I do like playing in that style as well), my games are far too story oriented, and lack much in the way of encounters (a combat heavy session will have 3 fights).  It works great for the people I play with though.

GAH!

My players would have my ass if I showed up with only 3 fights.  TGG, in particular, tends to eyeball townsfolk if there's too much time spent buying shit, etc.

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I like story oriented stuff (remember when I ran the Guild of Thieves, and the High point of the book was a play?) but yeah, when I'm playing, if I don't get a chance to splodey something, I feel like I COULD splode me some villagers.
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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2011, 10:02:09 pm »
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Holy shit.   :lulz:
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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2011, 10:02:35 pm »
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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2011, 10:03:15 pm »
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Holy shit.   :lulz:

He does.   :lulz:

Played that in the mid-80s, once or twice.
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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2011, 02:38:41 am »
Campaign we had going with that actually ran for quite awhile.  It was great for the purpose, which was kill a half hour, destress, demolish the rest of the snack food, and get our heads back on right before breaking up for the night.
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« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2011, 06:06:13 am »
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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2011, 01:02:13 pm »
yeah dude. These are kickass threads. You've breathed a lot of life into this dusty little subforum.

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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2011, 01:53:14 pm »
They're making me want to play D&D, that's for sure.
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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2011, 01:55:41 pm »
They're making me want to play D&D, that's for sure.

They're making me want to run something.  It's been awhile since I've been motivated to do that.
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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2011, 04:03:18 pm »
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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2011, 11:15:17 pm »
I guess my question would be, how does one even find tabletop gaming groups?  It doesn't seem like any hobby shops in my area host any.
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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2011, 11:33:40 pm »
I've never heard of a hobby shop hosting RPG games, they usually give the table space over to the wargamers and the CCG people.  You just have to know people really.
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Re: A little handy gaming advice #1: How to be invited back to a game table.
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2011, 11:58:05 pm »
I've never heard of a hobby shop hosting RPG games, they usually give the table space over to the wargamers and the CCG people.  You just have to know people really.

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