Greetings all. I'm Vega, master of... umm... I'll get back to you on that.
In any case, I'm a d20 geek. D&D 3.X, D20Modern, Pathfinder, etc... It's all a blast to me. I have a ridiculous amount of homebrew crap for the D20 system... It's kinda scary actually; I dreamed up a houserule once... Afterwords I developed this mental note: Never. Play. D&D. For. 16. Hours. Straight. Without. Eating. Afterwards.
Not a huge fan of 4E, or the new (or old) Storyteller system. To me one feels like a board game that you can put a story to, and the other feels like... well... a freeform RP with scant rules that all tell the GM to mash the "NO" button. That said, I'll play and enjoy either. They're just not my favorite. ^_^
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2010 11:04:05 GMT -5 by mastervega
Welcome to the forums, Mastervega! 16 hours of D&D without eating? Oh man. That's...wow. XD The longest session I've ever had was 6 hours, and we managed to scrounge for food. I do say, you're committed to your cause.
Hero! Your health is low. Do you have any food? Or potions?
I think the longest session I've played was around six hours (would have been more if one of the players hadn't had to turn around and go to work in the middle of it), but we had pizza delivered, so we ate while we played, haha.
Post by mastervega on Jan 11, 2010 13:20:21 GMT -5
16 hours was our record. Two time-consuming but ultimately fun battles took place: epic ocean warfare with countless ships and a maelstrom that ended up tearing most of them apart, and then the slightly annoying war of attrition with an inferno dragon as we tried to reach land.
That's not to say that we didn't have food breaks, but the problem was that it had been ~6 hours since our last one when we finally called it a night and crashed. To top it off, I'm possibly hypoglycemic (my sister is and I've never been tested)... I dreamed of dice-rolling RPG goodness/frustration and felt like a total nerd when I woke up. @_@
@ Xanatos - Bwahahaha! That's it! I'm the master of denying people "refer a friend" benefits! j/k If it does count for anything here, Xanatos did refer me here.
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2010 13:21:37 GMT -5 by mastervega
Post by mastervega on Jan 11, 2010 13:34:24 GMT -5
At the time, my group could only manage to get everyone together maybe one or two days out of the month... so we kinda made the best of what few actual gaming sessions we could set up. Add in that we all had ADD or ADHD (yay GM) and going on random tangents every few minutes and you've got a really long gametime with not so much done normally. Lots of fun had despite all that. We were ridiculously focused during the 16-hour session, though. I'm not sure how we managed it, but I think it had to do with all of us knowing that the game was going to end very soon.
Also: D&D IS social! You play it with friends and therefore socialize. Honestly I've never heard the "social life" complaint from anyone in my group. That's probably because we all lived in an engineer's dream community at the time.
Well, the only people I know who play IRL go to college, and their schools of choice are waaay too far away. All of the rest of my (local) friends either think that D&D is Satan worship, or don't have the interest or the money.
Post by mastervega on Jan 11, 2010 13:49:06 GMT -5
That sucks, man. I moved away from my hometown last semester, leaving my group of best friends (my D&D group) behind. I've been looking for a new D&D crew as of late, but no one at the college I go to talks much and the one time I tried looking for a D&D group in a game shop... well... heh... I found the stereotypical basement dweller group. >_>