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  • owen36
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    10. Fable
    9. Final Fantasy Series
    8. Baldur's Gate Series
    7. Planescape: Torment
    6. Fallout
    5. Ultima Series
    4. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    3. Diablo
    2. The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
    1. World of Warcraft

    My (completely arbitrary list) non-mmrpg

    10 Fall Out & Baldur's Gate & Ice Wind Dale Series(can't decide) They will never be made again.
    9 Vampire the Masquerade (Redemption &) Bloodlines.(Bloodlines was really fun, redemption was a bit old))
    8 Planescape Torment
    7 Kotor I & II(II was not that good!)
    6 Jade Empire
    5 Deus Ex & Deus Ex II
    4 Beyond Good and Evil
    3 Eye of the Beholder
    2 Wizardry
    1 Might and Magic


    * Honory degrees(being to old alas)
    Lords of midnight. The first fully visual game with actually something like 3d in it. Played it for hours and hours.
    Betrayal at Krondor.
    The Bards Tale.

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  • Wolery
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    I personally like the simgle player RPGs. They allow me to play the story without some chucko f***ing it up.

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  • BayonetBrant
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    Never mind "influential" - I'm trying to figure out how these are categorized as "role-playing" when they are actually single-player computer games what inherently limit the universe of actions available to a player....

    I guess it's the tabletopper in me coming out.

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  • Overseer
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    My group loved a modified version of Shadowrun. We basically threw out the majority of the rules (we hated dice pools), and heavily minimized the magic.

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  • Paul Mann III
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    Originally posted by Wolery View Post
    And what's the appeal of Shadowrun anyway? Worst of both world to me at least.
    The guys I played with are the last types you'd expect to play an RPG. They needed the grit of the Shadowrun world (and more so of Dark Conspiracy and Twilight 2000) to keep it fun. After years of Dungeons & Dragons, and a little of the Rifts series, it was a world slightly closer to our own tht kept us playing. People love that cyber-crap too ( I don't). Throwing the 50 dice a roll was the downfall of Shadowrun for us, the skill system was irrating and complex, and few people besides myself enoyed it, so I switched up to GDW, with the less complex dice system, and refined alot of their rules, with some elements of the Shadowrun system ( the maps transfer nicely too).

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  • Paul Mann III
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    No Cadillacs and Dinosaurs for me.....

    Originally posted by chrisvalla View Post
    What? No TW2000? for shame! SHAME!
    I knew I forgot one. I have an original set of Player and Referee Manuals for TW2000, I usually blend it in with Dark Conspiracy, although we have had some strictly Twilight campaigns. I never did make around to finding a copy of Cadillacs and Dinos though. We used to play 4 or 5 days a week for at least 3 or 4 fours at a time, I lose track of some of the games. Plus, I worked in an RPG store, so I've had to play alot of games I didn't own.

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  • chrisvalla
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    Originally posted by P.V. Mann III View Post
    My GameMastering portfolio includes D&D, AD&D, AD&D 2nd Edition, Shadowrun, all of the Palladium Books from Rifts to Palladium the RPG, and my personal favorite, Dark Conspiracy from GDW, a cross between X-Files, Mad Max, and Resevoir Dogs. Here's and old site with sokme stuff about Dark Conspiracy.

    http://darkconspiracytherpg.info/page.php
    What? No TW2000? for shame! SHAME!

    I remember the day I graduated from D&D to AD&D... I had a elf... an elf what you ask... what do you mean an elf 'what'? He's an ELF... lol... and the fighter... his race?... does that affect gameplay somehow?

    RIFTS would make for an interesting online gaming experience.

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  • Wolery
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    Well, still being a relative youngin I was weened on Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger on the SNES I hacked my way through Diablo shotout everyone in fallout and even went looking for a sweet ass gun mod for Morrowind. The idea od paper and pencil and dice disgust me. To me these are IMPEDIMENTS to the RPG experince. I don't care if they are the core mechanics behind the gaming system, as long as I don't have to see them.

    And what's the appeal of Shadowrun anyway? Worst of both world to me at least.

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  • Paul Mann III
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    I throw dice

    Originally posted by chrisvalla View Post
    I was never a fan of Dragon Warrior or FF... I stuck with BT.

    My RPGing is done with paper and pencil using GURPS, not a PC... so much more flexible (though less directly visual).
    My GameMastering portfolio includes D&D, AD&D, AD&D 2nd Edition, Shadowrun, all of the Palladium Books from Rifts to Palladium the RPG, and my personal favorite, Dark Conspiracy from GDW, a cross between X-Files, Mad Max, and Resevoir Dogs. Here's and old site with sokme stuff about Dark Conspiracy.

    http://darkconspiracytherpg.info/page.php
    Last edited by Paul Mann III; 08 Jul 07, 03:13.

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  • chrisvalla
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    I was never a fan of Dragon Warrior or FF... I stuck with BT.

    My RPGing is done with paper and pencil using GURPS, not a PC... so much more flexible (though less directly visual).

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  • jayedub7423
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    Originally posted by daemonofdecay View Post
    I don't believe in God.

    RARGH! Must smash! Kill! Destroy! RARGH!

    . . .

    Lay off the sauce for a while, Swampy.
    lol, that made me laugh!!

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  • Paul Mann III
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    Am I the only person who knows about the "Dragon Warrior" series. Around my old friends its legend is only rivaled by the "new school" (to us) Final Fantasy parts 1, 2, & 3. I guess I don't know any of the new games, 'cause after that (1993) I learned how to use a real R.P.G.

    Books. Paper. Pencil. Dice.

    Now What?

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  • Daemon of Decay
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    Originally posted by Swampwolf View Post
    RPGs are like atheist rage made into videogames
    I don't believe in God.

    RARGH! Must smash! Kill! Destroy! RARGH!

    . . .

    Lay off the sauce for a while, Swampy.

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  • Freightshaker
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    I'm not an atheist so I don't get it.

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  • jayedub7423
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    Originally posted by Swampwolf View Post
    RPGs are like atheist rage made into videogames
    so not a RPG fan i take it!

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