Post by shadowlance on Sept 13, 2017 9:04:50 GMT -6
In the spirit of talking about anything, I thought I'd talk about something completely specific to this site. Role playing. We've all done it. If you haven't yet, you should. But the question remains, what got you into it?
For me, it was an oldie but goodie game, Neverwinter Nights, in 2004. The game had been out a couple years by the time I got it and played through the single player campaign, but was left wanting more. Wanting other people to interact with while adventuring. So, I checked out the multiplayer section of the game, and I'm still role playing to this day because of it. Honestly, the rest is history lol. Been learning a lot about D&D, I've done some Harry Potter (Hogwarts) stuff, I've been to Ravenloft, and so on. I do not game because I have no life, I choose to live many.
Post by doublejay9 on Sept 14, 2017 18:34:17 GMT -6
I was one of those kids who loved playing make believe. No surprise I ended up doing theater in high school and college. So playing roles has always been something I enjoy. It wasn't until college, though, I was introduced to rpgs as we know them. I played a couple sessions of D&D 3.5e with my friends. I wanted to play more, but sadly, it never worked out.
LF's Interactive Writing forum drew me back into roleplay. I'm looking forward to doing more now that we've got a dedicated forum for this.
Post by Caulder Melhaire on Sept 18, 2017 0:42:11 GMT -6
I... used to wander around the woods behind my house and monologue. No kidding. I had an endless supply of wood and stones. I carved wands, and swords, and used an uprooted mulberry sapling as a wizard's staff. Had an old stack of railroad timbers that I used as a castle wall. Used the broken concrete to make pillars and altars. The woods bordered two farm fields, and it was an amazing feeling to look out over the endless rows of green and pretend. Imagine. And I would wander around back there and monologue, and create spells, and act out scenes from what would become my second attempt at a novel.
Before that, when I was much younger, I used to put my army figures on my play map, and used a deck of cards to determine formations, dmg and def, attack order, etc. Pretty much every toy I ever had became a part of something much greater. Everything had a story. Everything had a voice. Even in video games, my characters had a tale to tell beyond the surface.
I came to LF to learn how to write more gooder, and ended up getting hooked on a round of Cluedo. It was amazing! I knew what DnD was, but I didn't have the ability to play it with anybody. And I'd written stories before, obviously. But to be able to actually step into the mind of a character and live them out? To tell all those extra tales without the pressure of penning a novel? It was exhilarating.
I'm also hoping to get into a lot more of it, now that there's a more expansive home for such things.
Post by Nessa Arandur on Jun 13, 2020 21:51:33 GMT -6
I read the Dragonlance books (Chronicles and Legends) when I was a teenager, but never actually played the game. Since then, the earliest iteration of Legendfire (Arcane Artistry) hosted a role-play writing game, which inspired me to get into that form of role-playing.
Nessa Arandur: soooo, I'm considering another RPG soon. We may be silent, but we're still writing!
Oct 4, 2019 22:04:08 GMT -6
bilance: nope I still pop in from time to time
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Tglassy: The small town of Ash, a haven for refugees from the fall of a great city of legend, Is now empty of the life that had briefly touched it when those refugees first appeared.
Mar 22, 2019 15:49:58 GMT -6
Tglassy: Wind blows through the abandoned doors, tumbleweeds roll across the deserted roads as vines begin their creep up the walls of what used to be a bustling town square.
Mar 22, 2019 15:48:35 GMT -6
Raveneye: Whoa. Forgot to check in recently.
Jan 29, 2019 9:10:58 GMT -6
beesauce: the ones that paralyze. i had an accident. Sprained neck, pinched nerve. Lost feeling in my legs. Nightmare's IRL
Dec 10, 2018 14:39:07 GMT -6
bilance: Nice to hear from you again bee. what kind of rabbit holes have you been jumping in
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