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Maelstrom 03-14-08 01:04 PM

Politicians as d&d characters
 
For those d&D fans and for those politiking types here is a fun combination of the two

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/ge...10&tag=nl.e101

Serendipper 03-14-08 01:40 PM

eh...I give it a five.

TheKingFiphtin 03-14-08 01:54 PM

Yeah, not impressed. I'd like to see how my brother would write thier characters. He has wonderful geek insight.

botto 03-14-08 02:05 PM

nerd.

Maelstrom 03-14-08 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by botto (Post 6343376)
nerd.

I prefer geek :p

I guess I just liked the images haha
http://www.freakingnews.com/Pictures...and-Demons.jpg

Serendipper 03-14-08 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by botto (Post 6343376)
nerd.



Don't be so hard on yourself.

jsharr 03-14-08 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Serendipper (Post 6343179)
eh...I give it a five.

how high does your scale go?

Bostic 03-14-08 02:49 PM

That's actually pretty good. He captured the flavor of the original Monster Manual and AD&D 1 rules. I like how all of them are 0% in lair. All it really needs is some artwork from Erol Otus.

ModoVincere 03-14-08 03:00 PM

Errr....umm... D&D = Dumb & Dumber.
Any Politician could be either one of those 2.

TheKingFiphtin 03-14-08 03:19 PM

My old highschool physics teacher was friends with Gary Gygax and the gang. I never met them, but my teacher had original copies of EVERYTHING. The very first D&D books(lets) are crazy. gnoll=gnome+troll.

jsharr 03-14-08 03:21 PM

grassy gnoll = hole in head

StrangeWill 03-14-08 03:59 PM

It makes me wonder if whoever wrote that even played D&D, pathetic.

TheKingFiphtin 03-14-08 04:23 PM

Have you ever played D&D, Strange? You shouldn't dis things that make others happy and do no harm to anyone else. Any way for people to be more creative that does no harm should be encouraged, not scorned.

Maelstrom 03-14-08 04:27 PM

Actually, I liked it because it did resemble the original monster manual layout of how monsters were defined.

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My old highschool physics teacher was friends with Gary Gygax and the gang. I never met them, but my teacher had original copies of EVERYTHING. The very first D&D books(lets) are crazy. gnoll=gnome+troll.
Agreed, I played every gen of (a)d&d until they got to version 3. If I have time I will still visit my friends when I go back home and put in a session or 3.

HecK I still have the books out here for ad&d 2...ahhhh

x136 03-14-08 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by TheKingFiphtin (Post 6344222)
make others happy and do no harm to anyone else.

No harm, huh? Poor Marcie!

botto 03-14-08 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheKingFiphtin (Post 6344222)
Have you ever played D&D, Strange? You shouldn't dis things that make others happy and do no harm to anyone else. Any way for people to be more creative that does no harm should be encouraged, not scorned.

tell that to the guy who i went to HS with who slashed his wrists during a D&D inspired psychotic episode.

his shrinks banned him from playing it, reading/seeing fantasy books and movies after that.

just sayin'

KrisPistofferson 03-14-08 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by botto (Post 6344499)
tell that to the guy who i went to HS with who slashed his wrists during a D&D inspired psychotic episode.

his shrinks banned him from playing it, reading/seeing fantasy books and movies after that.

just sayin'

With people like that, if he hadn't had D&D, it would have been porn, Catholicism, AC/DC or video games, the outlet is just a symptom. Of course it's good we have hard-workin' folks in the psychiatric profession willing to figure out what the underlying problem is. :rolleyes:


But yeah, D&D can be pretty cool when you're 14, but after a while, you do notice all the people who are still playing it in their thirties are the most pathetic shut-ins of all time. Even alcoholism ages better.

StrangeWill 03-15-08 04:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheKingFiphtin (Post 6344222)
Have you ever played D&D, Strange? You shouldn't dis things that make others happy and do no harm to anyone else. Any way for people to be more creative that does no harm should be encouraged, not scorned.

Yes I have, it's just the article seems to struggle and sputter around and seems to use non-standard terms along with leaving out a lot of stats that could have made it more funny, as if written buy a guy who has never actually played the game.

Me? I love D&D. ;)

CdCf 03-15-08 05:04 AM

I like RPGs, but we have our own stuff over here. I'm more into the post-apocalyptic tech-heavy mutant-infested kinds myself...

Bostic 03-15-08 08:28 AM

My closest friends of 30 years and I played a lot of AD&D in our teenage years. We have all gone on to lead normal lives as adults. In the 90's after HS other things in adult life became higher priorities. College, work, families so getting together to spend several hours over a weekend and gaming simply was not possible. We still have the books and dice and send the occasional email of geek speak.

The layout of the article had me laughing because it reminded me of the sections of Monster Manual with the greater Devils and Demons and the fonts used are the same.

There are plenty of weirdos though that have issues already and also happen to play role playing games. While working at a pizza parlor one particularly weird guy who was a gamer must have failed a saving throw and lost a favorite character. I showed up in the morning to open the store and get started on the salad bar. Every single 5 gallon box of soda syrup was stabbed and leaking all over the floor in the back area.

Maelstrom 03-15-08 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by CdCf (Post 6346538)
I like RPGs, but we have our own stuff over here. I'm more into the post-apocalyptic tech-heavy mutant-infested kinds myself...

Palladin systems? I was a fan of those as well, to be honest I just liked playing rpg's. I was blown away by how many girls played back in the day.

One of my favorites was the road warriors series based on the tmnt rpg which was based on the palladin series (essentially d100)...good times, always played out like mad max movie.

CdCf 03-15-08 02:24 PM

No, the ones we played were called "Mutant", and "Mutant Rymd" (rymd = space).
Swedish games, developed in the early 80s. The same company that produced the two above, also developed a Swedish fantasy-based RPG in the same style as, but less complex than, Dungeons & Dragons. They called it Drakar & Demoner (Dragons & Demons) to get that same "D&D" short form.

You can read about it all here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutant_(role-playing_game)


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