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Do You Play Any MMRPG's? posted 30 Jul 2004, 21:07 by skotch, Commoner

First - I really have to thank you for such a great series. I've been reading fantasy for a loooong time and the PoN series has to be some of the best writing I've read in a while; thoughtful, intelligent, descriptive and gritty. Uber thanks! Now, I was wondering, do you play mmrpgs such as Everquest or UO? Or do you (did you) play pan and paper D&D? Was wondering because someone in my guild said that Raymond E. Fiest plays Everquest. view post

posted 31 Jul 2004, 00:07 by legatus, Auditor

Sweet Sejenus, I certainly hope not! Considering the special addictive quality most MMORPGs tend to share, I can just picture Scott spending many an hour glued to his monitor grinding away on level treadmill after level treadmill, all the while neglecting to get around to ever finishing The Thousandfold Thought. It's another sad tale of MMORPG addiction waiting to happen, I tell you! Of course, the total lack of any semblance of willpower when it comes to online games may be an affliction only I suffer, but I somehow doubt it ;) view post

posted 09 Aug 2004, 17:08 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Welcome to the board, Skotch! I've never played Everquest (or 'Evercrack' as my brother calls it), nor any other computer/online RPG. As a teenager I was a massive D&D junkie, though, before graduating to bookcase wargames. I try to avoid all such games now for precisely the reason Legatus gives. The things are like morphine or something. view post

posted 10 Aug 2004, 03:08 by JustifiedHeretic, Peralogue

morphine indeed. Gah my computer broke and i freaked cuz i had to download and get Ragnarok Online all over again...and im not even the slightest of a computer geek, i think i broke the computer by doing somethign haha, but im like punk/jock, which is about the wierdest comobnation ever, through in bookworm to that also, cuz im always reading and writing, man im wierd view post

posted 26 Aug 2004, 16:08 by Brendhan, Commoner

[quote:7jlm97u0]before graduating to bookcase wargames. [/quote:7jlm97u0] That is what I like to hear:) a fellow grognard came up with this incredible story. Playin The Arab-Israeli Wars (avalon hill) with my brother-in-law and have a 3 month game in progress (pbem) of War and Peace (the napleonic wars) view post

posted 26 Aug 2004, 17:08 by Rellion, Candidate

I never did get a chance to play a lot of Avalon Hill's old library, but I can definitely say that these games (if you like Bookcase games) should be given a shot if you can find them: Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Diplomacy (the best game to lose your friends at, and has a huge net community :D) Civilization (and Advanced Civilization; perhaps one of the finest bookcase games ever) Wooden Ships and Iron Men (I think that's the name) The new Axis and Allies theater games (Europe and Pacific) are exceptionally good for Hasbro products. I've heard good things about the new Axis and Allies general game too. Also look for games by Reiner Kenzia (sp?) usually published by Rio Grande Games. Especially Samurai. That's a game that can keep you going for hours (fuedal conquest of Japan, done without a single die). Great games all of them. And far better for you than any MMOG could ever be. view post

posted 27 Aug 2004, 15:08 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Ah, Diplomacy! Hands down my [i:19lx3pb8]favourite[/i:19lx3pb8] wargame period: I've just never been able to find enough regulars to play it (and it's [i:19lx3pb8]got[/i:19lx3pb8] to be face to face - the lying and cheating (the 'diplomacy' part) are the heart of the game). I have a bunch of bookcase games in my basement. My favourite, hands down, is Pacific War, which my brother and I wasted an entire summer on once. I royally kicked his ass, and as the Japanese no less! As it stands, all I allow myself is a little Close Combat (I find III to be the best) skirmish now and anon... Like I said, games are like morphine to me. view post

posted 27 Aug 2004, 16:08 by Rellion, Candidate

Diplomacy has always been my favorite as well, but I can only take it in doses, as I enjoy honest relationships with my friend. Playing it with strangers works well though, and I've run a few sessions of it at a local hobby shop. It's always amusing to find who the lambs and the wolves are when a group of new players start. (as a side note, I'd *never* play this game with Kellhus in a million years. ;) ) Try Civilization and Advanced Civilization (By Avalon Hill) if you can find them. They've been out of print for a while though. I've always been a fan of the 'diceless' style board games. More strategy, less chance. view post

posted 28 Aug 2004, 03:08 by saintjon, Auditor

There was a game that came out about the same time as Axis and Allies called Samurai Swords that was very good as well. That A Game of Thrones Board Game is very good also, and no dice involved whatsoever. Forcing you to feed your armies instead of just recruiting is a cool move I find. view post


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