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My theory was that a fair amount of PnP goodness wouldn't be hard to transfer to CRPGs because you don't have spontaneous improvisation on the part of the DM (players not so much since there's multiplayer).

 

I wait impatiently to see that theory being put to the test.

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My theory was that a fair amount of PnP goodness wouldn't be hard to transfer to CRPGs because you don't have spontaneous improvisation on the part of the DM (players not so much since there's multiplayer).

 

That's precisely the main difference and disadvantage of CRPGs, yes. That won't change until home computers have neural networks that can think...

 

I wait impatiently to see that theory being put to the test.

 

Well, since I find it hard to disagree with your theory, it becomes difficult to find arguments that put it to the test.

 

The broader scale of PnP RPG rules compared to rules in most CRPGs would seem to support your theory, since in PnP, you have to have rules that allow for just about any possibility in the game that the GM might want to consider. Therefore the rules are broad and extensive. In a CRPG, the programmers know that the player can take only those options they have already thought of, since no others can be possible. Therefore they can limit the rules to only what they know they'll need.

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That's precisely the main difference and disadvantage of CRPGs, yes. That won't change until home computers have neural networks that can think...

"My CPU is a neural net processor, a learning computer."- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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That's precisely the main difference and disadvantage of CRPGs, yes. That won't change until home computers have neural networks that can think...

"My CPU is a neural net processor, a learning computer."- Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

[shudder]

 

I actually did think about mentioning skynet, only I thought I had just played too much Fallout 2... :p

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Btw on the other hand I'm enjoying the dialogue (and outfits) of my insane Malkavian in Bloodlines. Preparing all this dialogue beforehand probably is something PnP sessions can't improvise on the fly unless they're literary geniuses. That's immersion for you.

 

Btw did I say the Malkavian fem outfits were hot?

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Btw on the other  hand I'm enjoying the dialogue (and outfits) of my insane Malkavian in Bloodlines.  Preparing all this dialogue beforehand probably is something PnP sessions can't improvise on the fly unless they're literary geniuses.  That's immersion for you.

 

Btw did I say the Malkavian fem outfits were hot?

The outfits were hot. :ermm:

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Advantages of CRPG's and Tabletop RPG

 

 

CRPG

  • Provides the players with actual graphics of the game world and their characters
  • Prewritten dialouge is usually superior to that which most GMs come up with on the fly
  • Pro voice acting and 3D models makes NPCs truly come alive
  • Combat is completely rigid but allows real tactics through the "battlefield" being completely illustrated in real time. Whereas using miniatures and hexmaps in tabletop tends to make it more like a game of warhammer than an RPG
  • You dont need friends to play it :huh:

Tabletop

  • Lets the player use his imagination
  • Allows limitless improvisation for both GM and Players
  • Lets you hone your acting skills
  • Doesnt require a 10million dollar budget and 3 years of development to let you play a measly 20hour campaign

..and thats about all the listmaking I can muster for now

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I don't think it translates to CRPGS, but we sometimes used a two man team for refereeing. You have the main GM who handles the plot, and planning, and an assistant GM who handles most of te acting and dialogue.

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I should hope so. Oh God I hope so.

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