November 30, 2000
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Read Dark Dungeons and want to know what the fuss is about? Feeling left out when the cool kids argue about whether a storm giant could take a green dragon? Never fear! Wizards of the Coast, a division of multinational fun conglomerate Hasbro, is making some soul-corrupting old D&D stuff available as free downloads.
posted by snarkout (9 comments total)
I've never liked a funglomerate more than I now like Hasbro. Thanks. Now all I need to do is find some time to run a D&D game. I haven't even played, let alone DMed for 5-6 years.

Anyone have the new 3rd edition? All my stuff is 2nd.

posted by tallman at 9:23 AM on November 30, 2000

The third edition is pretty cool, although my group has stopped playing it (more as a matter of gaming styles than any fundamental problem with the system). I was keeping a half-assed 3E weblog, but eventually realized that Eric Noah was doing a much better job than I could hope to.
posted by harmful at 9:47 AM on November 30, 2000

We have been playing 3E and like it alot. Similar to the Chaosium system, and very easy to pick up. Especially welcome are straight dice rolls of my sneak skill vs. your listen skill etc.
I very much enjoyed Harmful's Blog of Holding, check it out for yourself and then tell him he is a dirty rotten liar for slagging it.
posted by thirteen at 10:39 AM on November 30, 2000

ah but the important question, how long to I have to play before somebody in the know invites me to join their coven and learn all the cool real spells...I could think of a few people I want mind control over now, dammit!
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 12:16 PM on November 30, 2000

Dude, you have to be well over fifteenth level before that's going to happen. Better get cracking!

Okay, since this thread has flushed out the gamer nerds, what systems do people play? I'm pretty much no longer gaming, but has anything appeared recently that people are actually playing? Or is it still D&D plus the Chaosium/White Wolf/L5R axis that my friends pretty much stuck to?

(I was partial to Over the Edge myself.)
posted by snarkout at 1:20 PM on November 30, 2000

I was a reasonably hardcore Palladium gamer. The entire universe (Rifts was such a cool concept. Wanna bring your Palladium character into Ninjas & Superspies? Okay, s/he tripped through a Dimensional Portal!), though mostly Rifts Earth. Not completely out of my own volition, the people I gamed with preferred it over TSR games.

Also played some WarHammer.

Growing up, my dad was a coven lea^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H DM though, and I'd play AD&D weekly.

Lately I've had problems finding time to get myself immersed into a decent campaign, not to mention people with who to get immersed.

God, I can't wait for Neverwinter Nights.

posted by cCranium at 1:39 PM on November 30, 2000

There must be other gamers here, every five minutes somebody makes a claim to ultimate geekieness.
I think Solistrato wrote some White Wolf errata. I would read it, but the idea of playing a game without dice makes me irrational. My wife has been trying to get our group to play Amber for over a year, I am the last holdout. We play every Sunday from 11 to 5.
In my spare time I crunch numbers trying to figure out how to make a 25 sided polyhedron.
posted by thirteen at 1:55 PM on November 30, 2000

Thanks for the encouragement. I've been trying to decide what to do with BoH: kill it, broaden the focus, recruit more contributors, limit it to reviews, or something else. I may be asking for comments and/or suggestions after DWW.
posted by harmful at 8:01 AM on December 1, 2000

Classics? "Palace of the Silver Princess?" "Dungeonland?" All that Ravenloft crap? Nyet! Where's Against The Giants, Tomb of Horrors and White Plume Mountain? Now those are classics! They could have at least released The Keep On the Borderlands for free.
posted by scottandrew at 12:58 PM on December 2, 2000

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