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Old March 30 2014, 05:57 PM   #31
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Re: Why do people judge gamers?

Judging *video* gamers? Pft. Playing video games, even if it's just some phone-based thing like Angry Birds, is common these days. You haven't seen judgmental until you try to explain to someone that you play RPGs with pencil, paper, dice, and books! You kids and your computery games - you won't know what to do with yourselves when civilization ends and there's no power to run your computers and the ionization in the atmosphere wouldn't let them work even if there was! You'll be BEGGING me to run a game for you using the full 3.5 edition D&D library (no PDFs, real honest-to-Zarquon dead tree media) I have squirreled away in my doomsday cellar!

And I'll say, "Get offa mah lawn, SLACKERS!"

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Old March 31 2014, 01:39 AM   #32
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^ I was going to say, the OP's "people" are in the process of quite literally dying out.
And they're having little to no fun while doing it.
You can't assume that.

I've played games and find it little or no fun, whereas rock music, films, TV and particularly reading provide huge amounts of entertainment...

Humor on my part. I thought the smile gave it away.
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Old March 31 2014, 01:40 AM   #33
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Judging *video* gamers? Pft. Playing video games, even if it's just some phone-based thing like Angry Birds, is common these days. You haven't seen judgmental until you try to explain to someone that you play RPGs with pencil, paper, dice, and books! You kids and your computery games - you won't know what to do with yourselves when civilization ends and there's no power to run your computers and the ionization in the atmosphere wouldn't let them work even if there was! You'll be BEGGING me to run a game for you using the full 3.5 edition D&D library (no PDFs, real honest-to-Zarquon dead tree media) I have squirreled away in my doomsday cellar!

And I'll say, "Get offa mah lawn, SLACKERS!"

Hey, look out your front window.

Yep, that's me, running through your petunias.

Whatcha gonna do?
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Old March 31 2014, 02:00 AM   #34
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And I'll say, "Get offa mah lawn, SLACKERS!"

Hey, look out your front window.

Yep, that's me, running through your petunias.

Whatcha gonna do?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...euWF1UBjo#t=63

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Old March 31 2014, 03:04 AM   #35
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Re: Why do people judge gamers?

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Judging *video* gamers? Pft. Playing video games, even if it's just some phone-based thing like Angry Birds, is common these days. You haven't seen judgmental until you try to explain to someone that you play RPGs with pencil, paper, dice, and books! You kids and your computery games - you won't know what to do with yourselves when civilization ends and there's no power to run your computers and the ionization in the atmosphere wouldn't let them work even if there was! You'll be BEGGING me to run a game for you using the full 3.5 edition D&D library (no PDFs, real honest-to-Zarquon dead tree media) I have squirreled away in my doomsday cellar!

And I'll say, "Get offa mah lawn, SLACKERS!"

Hey, look out your front window.

Yep, that's me, running through your petunias.

Whatcha gonna do?
Roll for Initiative, punk...
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Old March 31 2014, 03:20 AM   #36
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Roll for Initiative, punk...
You... you can roll up a character for my post-apocalyptic game. 1st level, 28 point buy. I'll give you directions later.
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Old March 31 2014, 03:54 PM   #37
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Re: Why do people judge gamers?

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You kids and your computery games - you won't know what to do with yourselves when civilization ends and there's no power to run your computers and the ionization in the atmosphere wouldn't let them work even if there was! You'll be BEGGING me to run a game for you using the full 3.5 edition D&D library (no PDFs, real honest-to-Zarquon dead tree media) I have squirreled away in my doomsday cellar!
Oh, please. I have more than enough portable systems and AA batteries to survive until I die of dehydration or someone kills me to eat my flesh. I'll be fine. And, unlike you, I'll have a source of light to play at night. Good luck rolling your d20s in the pitch black of that abandoned bomb shelter you're hiding in.
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Old March 31 2014, 04:50 PM   #38
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And they're having little to no fun while doing it.
You can't assume that.

I've played games and find it little or no fun, whereas rock music, films, TV and particularly reading provide huge amounts of entertainment...

Humor on my part. I thought the smile gave it away.
Nah, I got the humour, it's just that I'm doggedly banging away at my point that some people just don't find video games entertaining. It doesn't make me judgmental or dull...my son doesn't read and plays a lot of games. Although I think he's missing out it's up to him. He's doing fantastically at school, so he's no dummy. Whatever...

He reckons I'm dull though. Which is how it should be.
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Old March 31 2014, 05:03 PM   #39
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Who cares what people think about gamers? I'm in my 60s and fixing to retire and I can't wait for the extra time for gaming. Especially since now I'll be getting paid to sit at home on my ass. LOL
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Old April 2 2014, 03:49 AM   #40
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If the only game one plays are video games, I don't really consider them a gamer. When it was about obscure rules systems, hex maps, polyhedral dice, and the like gamers faced much stronger social stigma.
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Old April 2 2014, 07:47 AM   #41
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You kids and your computery games - you won't know what to do with yourselves when civilization ends and there's no power to run your computers and the ionization in the atmosphere wouldn't let them work even if there was! You'll be BEGGING me to run a game for you using the full 3.5 edition D&D library (no PDFs, real honest-to-Zarquon dead tree media) I have squirreled away in my doomsday cellar!
Oh, please. I have more than enough portable systems and AA batteries to survive until I die of dehydration or someone kills me to eat my flesh. I'll be fine. And, unlike you, I'll have a source of light to play at night. Good luck rolling your d20s in the pitch black of that abandoned bomb shelter you're hiding in.
Didn't you know that there are lots of sets of polyhedral dice that glow in the dark?
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Old April 2 2014, 03:40 PM   #42
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Re: Why do people judge gamers?

Yup, my d20 is a blue GitD version. Runs on sunlight, unless we go all Matrix and fuck that up too.
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Old April 2 2014, 09:41 PM   #43
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Mine was green. As in mint green. That was one of the freakiest-looking things I ever saw when it glowed in the dark.
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Old April 3 2014, 12:13 AM   #44
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I have a glowing d12 and Nuclear Escalation has a glowing D6 with a mushroom cloud for the one. I have 2 d8s with dots but they don't glow.
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Old May 2 2014, 09:34 AM   #45
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Re: Why do people judge gamers?

I never understood the appeal of playing as STAR TREK characters in a video game. That is, manipulating digital puppets on repetitive, pre-determined missions. If I were to ever play a video game based on STAR TREK, it would seem that the starships themselves would provide enough entertainment. Specifically, firing phasers and quantum torpedoes and ... and so forth. I find the whole playing with puppets thing to be very strange, but I never judged gamers for that.

In fact, there are even video games out now, which are designed to help doctors home their eye-hand coordination and things like that. I'm not much of a gamer, at all, but when I've given it a go, I just want the KILL button and lots of easy targets. I don't want to be "challenged." It's bad enough there's these very strange controls, with the X, O, ^ buttons, the twirly knobs and all that ... maybe all of these things collectively influence people's judgement on gamers? But as I say, video games have certainly proven their worth, in certain circles ... and situations.
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