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Old 08-15-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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RPG Players: What is your favorite part?

If you have ever played any era, any genre of RPG, what was your favorite aspect of the game?

For myself, I like character creation/customization, exploring, finding gear, and leveling up. The fighting is incidental to me, although for some this is the sole reason for playing. It is possible that some might favor the social aspect.

For yourself, what is it that you like about RPG gaming? The puzzles/quests? The immersion in an alternate time and place? Something else altogether?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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I enjoy the sex.....
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:34 AM   #3
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I enjoy the sex.....
Here is for you:

http://www.acc.umu.se/~stradh/dnd/mi...ok_of_sex.html
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #4
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I like the shopping/upgrades.

I don't like the ones where you have to control too many people. Too much going on.

Just one guy, maybe a pet, moving around the land and beating monsters and buying new gear in the next town. Oh, and hidden areas or hidden equipment.

I like the old top-down kind. At some point the graphics became just too much, overshadowing the game...imho.

Like Aveyond, good old rpg:
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:25 AM   #5
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Plotline, followed closely by backstory and other worldbuilding exposition. Exploring.

I also don't like to control multiple characters, though when handled well, I don't mind too much (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment).

I've preordered Skyrim.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:28 AM   #6
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I'm playing the Old World Blues expansion of Fallout: New Vegas. I find the combat fairly tedious, but I love the exploring, and the world.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:43 PM   #7
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I've started playing Rifts with Michelle recently...the GM is a good guy and we have a lot of fun with it. For me, I think it's the strategy that's the most fun, along with just hanging out with the other people playing.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:20 AM   #8
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Flint, are you writing a paper on RPGs?
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:05 AM   #9
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Flint, are you writing a paper on RPGs?
No, I'm designing an RPG system. I'm interested in hearing opinions from outside my self and my own experiences.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:21 AM   #10
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That's great! I'm interested to know where you go with it.
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:59 PM   #11
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Flint, are you writing a paper on RPGs?
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No, I'm designing an RPG system. I'm interested in hearing opinions from outside my self and my own experiences.
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That's great! I'm interested to know where you go with it.
I'm still kicking ideas around in my head. But the parts that will probably be included are that it's rules-light, interactive fiction played with Lego miniatures at 1/96 scale
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:40 PM   #12
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a universe of free tabletop game pdfs...compare & contrast

https://thetrove.net/

Barbarians of Lemuria (in the Conan rpg folder) is particularly good if you're lookin' for rules-light examples.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:48 PM   #13
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No, I'm designing an RPG system. I'm interested in hearing opinions from outside my self and my own experiences.
Hover your mouse over the panel.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:04 PM   #14
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Oh, I got that without the mouseover. I printed that out the day it was published and brought it to my D&D group.

I liked what monster said--fighting is just numbers.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Bozzio
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:36 PM   #15
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I have never played any game over the net w/other gamers.

Ever.
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