Very nice explanation of the subject matter. Explanes the science behind something I had no idea how it works(I have a history degree and avoided anything REMOTELY resembling science in collage) Go to Comment
Only read one of your batch of 100s so far but if I'm getting the gist properly I really don't understand why you did'nt put them all together. Having said that ,looking at this on it's merits, I see it as a 4/5 but prob would have scored the bunch higher. Go to Comment
This one really needed to bake more. Scras , you know I'm a huge fan but I not with you on this one.It's overly wordy and contains too little actual non-fluff. It def is not up to your superior style. I disliked the intro and would have preferred that you called it Illuminati..
It is ,however, well written. 3.5 /5 ( I guess I'll have to HoH the Star Whales again to make it up to you! LOL) Go to Comment
What would you say the initial appeal of roleplaying was for you?
Did the things that appealed to you about gaming change over the years and how so?
First off,worse than going though my notes,Im having to remember everything! That's why it's going to be hit or miss.
My attitude toward rping initially was non-existant.I learned the game in a war gaming group that mostly played WW2 mini's and to me a D&D night was a night I didn't get to kill Nazi's.Slowly my war gaming became less and less and more D&D.It was a quick step to DMing.
Now to me it is performance art. A vent for my creative juice in EXACTLY the way I want to use it.That's what makes DMing great,the fact that you tell the exact story that your players puzzle over. Go to Comment
In 1974 ,I was 14 I had been playing board games for 2 years.My only knowlage of gaming came from what little was in Analog Magazine. I had purchased Melee mail order . It was a man on man battle game.I made a campaign set in a post apocalyptic setting centered around random monsters and treasure(9 volt batteries).
I had invented D&D , being unaware of it's existence!!! How many other peeps had made this leap too?
RPG's were inevitable. Go to Comment
I'm not sure of the year,but at a convention I made the acquaintance of Tom Moldvey(best known for his Giants of the Earth series in Dragon Magazine of TSR.. We got into a discussion of how primitive the idea of a campaign published by the major companies of the time were, I made an appointment to meet with him Sunday morning and show him my game. I chickened out. They bought Forgotten Realms, now Ill be the first to admit that Realms is way more in depth than my world was.But what if I had gone to that meeting? Go to Comment
You were the one who suggested a sub. I was thinking forum before you said that,now I'm in too deep. No , I do not have an end game, I was kinda gonna keep adding things until I felt that it was a good memoir.I don't see me spending more than the next week on it.Ill get bored and move on.Plus this is not my future in gaming,I have to get on with that. Go to Comment