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Does anyone else still play the older stuff?
Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:23 PM
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:53 AM
Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:22 PM
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:18 PM
Or am I just some relic of a bygone era? I have never been able to get into D&D 3.x, 4.x, etc - I still prefer the original "AD&D" ruleset - I know people love to hate on THAC0 but I loved it. It is pretty much impossible to find anyone in my area who still plays the old stuff - everyone I run into either plays something entirely different and won't touch AD&D, or only plays 3.x+.
I am still playing AD&D at the age of 36 years old. And so are my friends! We have been playing for 20 years now I think.. The only real change we have done lately though is we have put aside the 2nd edition - if not completely!! -and play v3,5 now and then. (And we dont plan at all touching v4 since we feel its been "dumbed down" too much!) So instead of having beer nights with friends when we now can get away from our own families we have instead AD&D nights together with coca cola and potato ships! Just like when we where 14!!
Edited by Niccolado, 14 October 2012 - 10:25 PM.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:51 AM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:13 AM
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:36 AM
There are lots of other very awesome P&P games aside from AD&D! Shadowrun, anyone? GURPS?
Backed Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun Online. It hink I havea 3rd ed rulebook somewhere.
Got GURPS Discworld...
Also have the rulebook for Furry Pirates
Thinking of starting a Changeling campaign around christmas.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:25 AM
I'm not in or running any games, but I'm still working on getting a complete set of some of the 2nd edition books (still not quite finished with Ravenloft, Planescape or Al Qadim).
Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:40 PM
The other game I spend a good deal of time playing is MERP, which I suppose is getting to be an old game now, although I wouldn't consider it to be there yet.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:35 PM
That being said, I think that most of the criticisms of 4e in this thread are pretty far afield of how it's actually played outside of D&D Encounters events. It does have a serious case of hit point inflation making the PCs and monsters too durable alike, and I'm finding the combats just take too long at this point. I prefer to run a variant of BD&D if I have my druthers. (I run an ongoing game of 4e weekly, and BD&D about twice a month.)
On non-D&D older stuff: There's a lot of stuff being reprinted these days, so it's hard to say what really qualifies as old, but I'd love a chance to run more Talislanta. I'm a big fan of the simple system the 4th and 5th editions use, and I love the weird, wild setting.
Adventure! by White Wolf is still one of my favorite pulp games, but the genre can be hard to find players for.
Mekton Zeta, despite all its flaws, is one of my favorite games. I'm a mecha nerd at heart, and it's a lot more open than something like Battletech.
Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:46 AM
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:10 PM
Kind of related to the post: I'm currently creating my own universe for a Mongoose Traveller campaign. From what I've heard, Mongoose Traveller is very similar to the Classic Traveller ruleset; it's been updated to include computers and stuff, but essentially uses the same mechanics.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:46 PM
In the end if you really like a rule set there is no reason to go to a new system you like less. So long as some people prefer the old system people will always play em.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:13 AM
Thanks to games like IWD and BG, I've been introduced to earlier iterations of the rules and after some reading around I've found that there is just something so charming about the Original D&D ruleset. The problem of course, is finding players who would like to give it a go. I've even tried to push for an updated retroclone (found here: http://www.swordsandwizardry.com/), but no luck as of yet.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:50 AM
4th ed. maybe be more gamey, but since I prefer playing fighter style classes, I do enjoy having something to do other than auto attack.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:46 AM
Had a big argument about the realism of someone in a combat situation being able to target the fireball at the exact spot where the blast will burn the kobold but not the big barbarian looming over it.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:49 PM
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