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Old January 15 2013, 07:14 PM   #16
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Re: Recommend a good RPG?

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I thought this was going to be about paper-and-pencil RPG.
It's a dying art, alas.

My friends and I are currently rocking a Pathfinder game. It's the first time I've played a campaign in that setting, but I'm really enjoying it. I much prefer their expansion on the old D&D 3.5 system over D&D's current Fourth Edition.
I have a group that I play board games with semi-regularly. Usually things like Cataan, Small World, Last Night on Earth, Space Alert, Dominant Species, etc. Fun times.
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Old January 15 2013, 07:33 PM   #17
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I thought this was going to be about paper-and-pencil RPG.
It's a dying art, alas.

My friends and I are currently rocking a Pathfinder game. It's the first time I've played a campaign in that setting, but I'm really enjoying it. I much prefer their expansion on the old D&D 3.5 system over D&D's current Fourth Edition.
I'm doing the same! And I completely agree with your opinion. I really like what they did with the 3.5, tweaking here and there when needed but keeping it fully retro-compatible. We are doing a long campaign (and by "long", I mean we have been playing once a month for like 10 years), and translating the old characters from 3.5 into Pathfinder was a piece of cake.

We are also playing a homebrew Star Trek game, again for a very long time (and by "very long", I mean we have been playing weekly for about 15 years).

Yeah, we do like continuous stories.
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Old January 15 2013, 10:07 PM   #18
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Has anyone else bought the Star Trek version of Cataan?
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Old January 15 2013, 10:16 PM   #19
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I thought this was going to be about paper-and-pencil RPG.
It's a dying art, alas.

My friends and I are currently rocking a Pathfinder game. It's the first time I've played a campaign in that setting, but I'm really enjoying it. I much prefer their expansion on the old D&D 3.5 system over D&D's current Fourth Edition.
I'm doing the same! And I completely agree with your opinion. I really like what they did with the 3.5, tweaking here and there when needed but keeping it fully retro-compatible. We are doing a long campaign (and by "long", I mean we have been playing once a month for like 10 years), and translating the old characters from 3.5 into Pathfinder was a piece of cake.

We are also playing a homebrew Star Trek game, again for a very long time (and by "very long", I mean we have been playing weekly for about 15 years).

Yeah, we do like continuous stories.
That's awesome. The group I'm with has been together since 2004, but we've never done just one long continuous campaign with the same characters, we've always just done shorter campaigns in a variety of settings.

Are all the characters in your Trek game really high ranking but still implausibly serving on the same ship together, like the TOS crew in the later movies?
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Old January 15 2013, 10:18 PM   #20
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Has anyone else bought the Star Trek version of Cataan?
I saw it the other day and was considering it. How is it?
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Old January 15 2013, 11:56 PM   #21
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I don't own the Star Trek: Cataan, but I've played it. It's wonderful.
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Old January 16 2013, 12:46 AM   #22
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Are all the characters in your Trek game really high ranking but still implausibly serving on the same ship together, like the TOS crew in the later movies?
Not really. It's a big group (9 players as of now), and over the years some people left and new people joined: characters came and went, the officers got transferred to new ships as needed, so the cast is still within the normal rank range for an operative vessel.

We also lost a couple of ships in combat, surviving only by the skin of our teeth: that was quite a blow to our careers.
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Old January 16 2013, 01:05 AM   #23
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So much so, that Drew Karpyshyn is now atop my list-of-enemies.
Oh don't get me started on what BioWare did with the Jedi Exile.
Wait, what did they do?

Speaking of board games, has anybody here played/does play Twilight Imperium? Loove that game.
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Old January 16 2013, 01:06 AM   #24
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Kegg would know better than me, since I don't play regular Cataan and only bought the Trek one cause I like Trek. But I'd count that as a vote of confidence. For anyone who might be interested in a bit of humor, you should check out the Order of the Stick webcomic. I'm trying to catch up at the moment. It's funny when certain rules don't make sense all the time...
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Old January 16 2013, 03:36 AM   #25
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I thought this was going to be about paper-and-pencil RPG.
Me too.

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Speaking of board games, has anybody here played/does play Twilight Imperium? Loove that game.
It's a near weekly experience for our group.
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Old January 16 2013, 04:09 AM   #26
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Wait, what did they do?
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Old January 16 2013, 04:28 AM   #27
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Speaking of board games, has anybody here played/does play Twilight Imperium? Loove that game.
It's a near weekly experience for our group.
Hoorah! The Yin look like they're on their last legs, and the Hacan are kicking ass.... no surprise for such a small board, of course. And I'm glad to see the Creuss and Nestphar getting in on the action.

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Wait, what did they do?
Bah, that sucks. Not as much the first part, but the second for sure, and makes the first even worse. Exile was a great character.
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Old January 16 2013, 04:30 AM   #28
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Wait, what did they do?
Bah, that sucks. Not as much the first part, but the second for sure, and makes the first even worse. Exile was a great character.
My theory is probably more petty than the truth, but I kind of feel like that happened because the Exile wasn't really BioWare's character. I'm more of a Revan fan than an Exile fan anyway, but still...not cool.
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Old January 16 2013, 04:37 AM   #29
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I kind of feel like that happened because the Exile wasn't really BioWare's character. I'm more of a Revan fan than an Exile fan anyway, but still...not cool.
Basically. Drew Karphyshyn didn't seem to quite get what the Exile's hole in the force was about, to be honest. It is interesting that some of TOR's plot actually fits quite nicely with some of KOTOR2's hints and premonitions, though


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Kegg would know better than me, since I don't play regular Cataan and only bought the Trek one cause I like Trek.
Actually no, I just happened to play the Trek once and it was my first experience with Cataan but it was a really fun one. For the record the theme of Star Trek: Cataan is the TOS movie era and players use Constitution class starships and the Starbase from TSFS. The raider role is filled by a K'tinga Klingon ship. It's very balanced - just complicated enough to have in-depth strategies and not too complicated as to completely lose the player on their first play.
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I wonder if I'd like Twilight Imperium. I've seen it before, but I tend to be picky about what I buy. Anyone play the current edition of Cosmic Encounter? It's not exactly an RPG format per se, but it's a fun game.
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