Cgun cancelled :P (in Off-topic)


Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] March 16 2010 10:29 PM EDT

With the lack of interest what few remain are considering a systems change. Mutants & Masterminds, Heroes Unlimited, Big Eyes Small Mouth(d20 anime anyone? >.>), and DnD 3.5 have been put on the table for those wanting different.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] March 17 2010 12:30 AM EDT

Awww, poor CGen. It's a shame that the game fell apart :(

*/me apologizes for any part she may have had in the failing*

AdminNightStrike March 17 2010 12:32 AM EDT

what setting for dnd?

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] March 17 2010 12:57 AM EDT

dunno don't care.... don't expect much from me DMing DnD as I never played any RPG irl so only read a bunch... FR is my taste tho

Anyone who feels suited for DMing can. The dates, currently weds, will be negotiable. Looking at 22:00 server time as best for all.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 17 2010 4:22 AM EDT

FR was the premier DnD setting! ;)

Forget Krynn or that new one...

AdminNightStrike March 17 2010 8:38 AM EDT

Well, to be fair, Greyhawk was the premiere setting. Forgotten Realms just took off because it catered to massive amounts of power. Krynn is the world of Dragonlance, which is one where it's much harder to progress (you don't find a +5 vorpal sword lying under every rock like you do in FR). Planescape is the wild and crazy one that requires a very creative DM. There's more, of course...

Personally, I'd only be able to DM DL, as it's the setting I know well enough to DM.

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] March 17 2010 2:12 PM EDT

For those reading in earnest, post or send me a CM with your preferred start time and role play system of interest.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] March 17 2010 2:43 PM EDT

Well, if there is still interest, I might be open to running my game again when I have figured out how much time I have free for such a thing. Or starting a new one...

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] March 17 2010 9:20 PM EDT

Any system as long as we get enough people interested. I'll be able to talk more whenever I manage to get to a computer next.

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] March 18 2010 5:03 PM EDT

Think we need more girls. That's how we kept the player list full before. -.- No other interests forwarded yet.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 18 2010 7:58 PM EDT

Well, to be fair, Greyhawk was the premiere setting. Forgotten Realms just took off because it catered to massive amounts of power. Krynn is the world of Dragonlance, which is one where it's much harder to progress (you don't find a +5 vorpal sword lying under every rock like you do in FR). Planescape is the wild and crazy one that requires a very creative DM. There's more, of course...


:D

(I was a massive DnD nut back in the day, so lease forgive me for running with this!)

Greyhawk, was just, Grey. ;) Setting was bland, and not as well supported as the others. But it was the original. Just not the best! :P

Krynn really only had support due to the (awesome) novels. Although the later Dragons of Twilight sucked. ;) You couldn't really play in Krynn, and if you got to 20th level, you were killed or became a god.

Planescape was a nice idea, but as you said quite difficult to run.

Can't remember the name of the new setting (that DDO uses), with Waforged and all that.

Ah! Dark Sun was another. A sort of post apocalyptic setting with Half Dwarf Gladiators that could crush anything. Problem was you spent most of your game trying to find water in the desert. Not really fun.

Of them all, FR had by far the largest suppliment support, and I'll wager novel backing as well.

While the other setting were mostly niches FR was the most traditional high fantasy setting of them all, and was unbeleivably rich in setting. The sheer amount of Gods they had (that you could worship as a PC) was staggering. On top of them they had just as many 'named' characters as the other Worlds (I actually forget who wa sin Greyhawk...). With Elminster to go toe to toe with Raistlin (Who was the third mage Dragon Magazine roped in?), and some memorable series to temp players away from the Dragonlance. The Godswar, Pools and Spellfire series for example. And that's not mentioning the lands that mimicked other lands here. Like the Celtic Moonshae islands, or the more 'oriental' lands.

The power level in FR wasn't as bad as you implied, but it was high fantasy. Especially when you had people like Manshoon and his 9th level spell Stasis Clone to contend with (every cast created an exact duplicate of himself with memories up to the point it was created. Held lifeless in never aging stasis. The clones memories could be updated with a touch. When Manshoon was killed, the next Clone in line woke up.), but then of course you had the Paladine like Elminster mooching around.

And Spellfire. ;)

I'll leave you with one of my favorite introductions;

"I'm Torm, and these are my feet!"

{CB1}Sparticus [Screwed Justice] March 18 2010 8:33 PM EDT

Well, interesting topic and comments. it's good to see people still play DnD. I remember when it first came out, as a matter of fact, I still have all my old first edition ADnD books. Ofcourse it's been years and the last system i played was 2nd edition. Planescape was the last backdrop i played in. Seemed pretty fun as we phazed in and out between FR and planescape. Krynn was ok. Greyhawk (while alittle bland)was the original so you gotta love it for that alone. Spacejammer was alittle wierd..My main DM had created his own world that was pretty kickin, played in it for years and watched it evolve and grow as we went. I may be intereted in playing if my work schedule allows.

Favorite Class: Elven Cavalier(dragon magazine)- Adaptation to the "Unearthed Arcana's" cavalier (pre 2nd edition -Warriors Handbook- nerfing)
Able to use a bow - human counterparts couldnt, ability to gather troops at higher levels.
started at -1 level. whatever hitpoints acheived by lvl 1 was the amount you could go neg before dying/also could fight in the negative HP's till death.

Loved it. Not quite as stuffy as a paladin. able to get your hands alittle dirtier as it were. Ofcourse all this is why it also got nerfed in the end.

AdminNightStrike March 18 2010 9:04 PM EDT

(Point of order... Krynn ~~ Oerth... Dragonlance ~~ Greyhawk... The first are the worlds, the second are the settings, much like Forgotten Realms is Faer^^^^u^^^^^n)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 18 2010 10:05 PM EDT

If one were reading your post a particular way NS that almost looks like an offer to dm

Miandrital March 18 2010 10:10 PM EDT

Always been curious about DnD, once we get a time set I will surely drop in...was planning on joining cgun 3 days before it ended :P

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 19 2010 4:57 AM EDT

> (Point of order... Krynn ~~ Oerth... Dragonlance ~~ Greyhawk... The first are the worlds, the second are the settings, much like Forgotten Realms is Faer^^^^u^^^^^n)

Win! :D It doesn't get much nerdier than knowing those distinctions. Especially Faerun! ;)

(Although Krynn was Dragonlance mate! :P)

Ah! Spacejammer! That dodgey spaceship one with all the different DnD Universerses as spheres in space.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 19 2010 4:58 AM EDT

Ah Doh! I realise what you ment now, disgreard the Krynn/Dragonlance comment.

Still win! ;)

{DF}malS 'lo emaS [Demon Forging] March 19 2010 5:20 AM EDT

the guy that was my dm in ohio completely created his own world ... bucherkin i do believe it was ... i loved it ... then i got shipped to texas ... bboooo

Adminedyit March 19 2010 8:39 AM EDT

can't believe no one has mentioned the Ravenloft setting yet :(

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 19 2010 3:38 PM EDT

Gah! Another!

The one Lord Soth got sucked into from Krynn...

Ah, this is bringing back memories!

AdminTal Destra March 19 2010 3:46 PM EDT

JadeClaw

AdminNightStrike March 19 2010 5:28 PM EDT

I forget where Lord Soth went...

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] March 20 2010 2:45 AM EDT

Sadly fex's forum is crapped and won't get around to fixing that soon enough.

Nov brought up doing DnD sessions in wave, I linked this http://www.rptools.net/

For those wondering how we worked Cgen before. We did so without maps. Using dice rolls, bickering, and limited imagination.

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] March 20 2010 6:30 PM EDT

fyi NUBs I have offered bribes to play in the past. ;)

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] March 20 2010 6:44 PM EDT

BTW, I fixed the emails on my forum, so it should work now.

I'll setup a forum for you guys on there, or you can just sign up and I can make you and admin and you can do it for yourself.

it's here http://www.defhoboz.biz/forum/

AdminNightStrike March 21 2010 1:40 AM EDT

Hmm... GL, you know, I forgot Ravenloft. I think that qualifies as a big original setting (prior to d20 where we have like u84589475894358493 settings)

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] March 21 2010 10:43 PM EDT

Add GURP to the list of system possibilities.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] March 22 2010 2:17 AM EDT

Can we get a list of the people who are interested in playing or DMing and what system/s they want?

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] March 22 2010 2:18 AM EDT

Looking at 7+ possible PCs asking for DnD. A promising outlook so far.

{CB1}Sparticus [Screwed Justice] March 22 2010 8:09 AM EDT

well im all for DnD. Just never played anything beyond 2nd edition rules. so i have no clue as to what massive nerfings have happened since then.

{DF}malS 'lo emaS [Demon Forging] March 22 2010 8:12 AM EDT

sounds like there are going to be massive parties ... might need to break up into 2 different games ...

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] March 22 2010 8:25 AM EDT

Possible PCs! Many have been ghosts in the past, so not saying with certainty. Otherwise I'd say nine to ten players. The internal debates for other issues rage on.

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] March 23 2010 10:39 PM EDT

Guess we don't have a DM.
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