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Again, exactly how I felt about the R.A. Salvatore books I read. Everyone is different. biggrin.gif
 
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Again, exactly how I felt about the R.A. Salvatore books I read. Everyone is different. biggrin.gif

I never could get into those...all I could think about was how the people in the books seems to roll natural 20's...a lot.
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Again, exactly how I felt about the R.A. Salvatore books I read. Everyone is different. biggrin.gif

I never could get into those...all I could think about was how the people in the books seems to roll natural 20's...a lot.

Agreed
 
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haha yahhhh

Remember how in early DnD Mages were the total suck?

I dunno about yo7u guys, but my friend played a mage and blew himself up more often then being helpful.
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I never could get into those...all I could think about was how the people in the books seems to roll natural 20's...a lot.

That's why Raistlin had it easy... overcome spell penetration = win... obtain demi-god like powers... overcome reality... win some more biggrin.gif
Does my Raistlin fanboi-ism shine though? It should.
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haha yahhhh
Remember how in early DnD Mages were the total suck?
I dunno about yo7u guys, but my friend played a mage and blew himself up more often then being helpful.

You had to play them like a pet class in MMOs. Except instead of pets you had the other players in the party. I would actually say things like, "Goth forth my minions and earn me that XP" as I would cast my single magic missile...at the dark.

If you could live to level seven or so...you basically became a god of the battle field though. The same holds true in Baldur's Gate. If you start out in BG1 as a wizard the beginning of the game can be pretty tough. However, once you are in BG2 and are pushing level 20 or so...your PC can solo a lot of the game.

High level wizards in AD&D 2nd Edition were really powerful. Not that they were weak in D&D 3.x, but they were not leaps and bound more powerful...though in my opinion the clerics were the top dog at higher levels.
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That's why Raistlin had it easy... overcome spell penetration = win... obtain demi-god like powers... overcome reality... win some more biggrin.gif
Does my Raistlin fanboi-ism shine though? It should.

LOL and in the Icewind Dale books I got so sick of Wulgar "knotting his muscles" and performing huge feats of strength. I was always making fun of it in D&D and tell the GM that my character was knotting their muscles so I got +10 added to the roll. They never agreed with me.
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me thinks we just need an official DnD room lol

I just remember when my Friends necromancer learne dwhat happened when you run out of Mana.. God how useless he was


The coolest thing to come out of the Necro, I was on BeoWulf and a Bear attacked us, i rolled a clean 20 and cut his head off, then I stuffed the head on a stick and my Necro friend turn the skull into Undea, so he obtain a +4 Fear Staff which Bites people randomly if they get too close thumb.gif
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me thinks we just need an official DnD room lol
I just remember when my Friends necromancer learne dwhat happened when you run out of Mana.. God how useless he was
The coolest thing to come out of the Necro, I was on BeoWulf and a Bear attacked us, i rolled a clean 20 and cut his head off, then I stuffed the head on a stick and my Necro friend turn the skull into Undea, so he obtain a +4 Fear Staff which Bites people randomly if they get too close thumb.gif

I'd vote for an 'Official DnD Discussion Room' biggrin.gif Relive tales from the past and share our nerdy joy lol

I tried playing a house game a short while back, maybe 2 months ago... but there was so much random discussion over pointless stuff i just couldn't focus. I stopped after the 2nd sessions and never looked back. I'm sure it was a good game, and it was VERY fleshed out, but man... 3-4 hours for a single combat and hardly any progress? No thanks frown.gif I don't have that patience anymore, and it wasn't even fun combat... just sorting out how the 12 or so npc goons with us would act, since WE had to control them and record their stats/etc, and then the constant reading, re-reading, and discussion of what we read on things that SHOULD have been read before game. If you're reading what one of your spells/talents does IN game, you didn't prepare frown.gif THAT is why i prefer DMing. Then if a game isn't fun, i only have myself to blame lol.

Heck, it's possible to do a Skype/Teamspeak DnD game anymore if people are honest. Just have the DM use diceroller.com or something and make the rolls.
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I'd vote for an 'Official DnD Discussion Room' biggrin.gif Relive tales from the past and share our nerdy joy lol
I tried playing a house game a short while back, maybe 2 months ago... but there was so much random discussion over pointless stuff i just couldn't focus. I stopped after the 2nd sessions and never looked back. I'm sure it was a good game, and it was VERY fleshed out, but man... 3-4 hours for a single combat and hardly any progress? No thanks frown.gif I don't have that patience anymore, and it wasn't even fun combat... just sorting out how the 12 or so npc goons with us would act, since WE had to control them and record their stats/etc, and then the constant reading, re-reading, and discussion of what we read on things that SHOULD have been read before game. If you're reading what one of your spells/talents does IN game, you didn't prepare frown.gif THAT is why i prefer DMing. Then if a game isn't fun, i only have myself to blame lol.
Heck, it's possible to do a Skype/Teamspeak DnD game anymore if people are honest. Just have the DM use diceroller.com or something and make the rolls.

I've GMed Paladium/Rifts games in such a fashion...via team speak. It worked a lot like an MMO...not really any problems with it provided the people were free to play,
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The Baldur's Gate I enjoyed was The Dark Alliance and its sequel. I don't like the early ones that much. I always wished there was another game like those two. It looks like it never will be.
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