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    anyone out their play d & d over a messenger or through mirc, i was just curious cuz i have heard of it beofre i i think its totally dumb and lame, it elmininates the whole books and paper thing, sitting around a table snacking, laughing and rollin the dice.

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    I've done some quick pickup online RPGs with White Wolf (d10) and actually made some forums for my friends and whoever else wants to get in out it (shameless plug).

    From my limited experience it was actually pretty fun. You don't have to worry about people talking in the background and such. It gives the GM and players more time to think about their actions, which usually prevents idiotic actions. I also found that I could describe things better in writing.

    it elmininates the whole books and paper thing, sitting around a table snacking, laughing and rollin the dice.
    I agree, but if you want to have a serious adventure, its hella fun. Its great for realism, in that the GM can roll all the dice and just say what happens. Its also great for people who live far away from eachother or for people who can't meet often.

    I would suggest trying it out some time.
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    Originally posted by Oblivion_Angel@Oct 14 2004, 20:51
    anyone out their play d & d over a messenger or through mirc, i was just curious cuz i have heard of it beofre i i think its totally dumb and lame, it elmininates the whole books and paper thing, sitting around a table snacking, laughing and rollin the dice.
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    I&#39;ve always wondered why people post on message boards. I think it&#39;s totally dumb and lame, it eliminates the whole face-to-face conversation thing, sitting around on a sofa snacking, laughing and chewin&#39; the fat...

    You get the point.

    One big reason why people play it online is because they can&#39;t find enough (or any) people in RL to play it with. Also, people make friends over the Internet and naturally, if they both like D&D then they&#39;d want to play a game of it together. Given that people you know from the net usually live a long way away (often on another continent...) it&#39;s not practical for them to play face-to-face.
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    I started playing DnD because it was an excuse to see my mates more often and have a laugh (whist crushing them with my sorcery). When i played an online DnD game, I stopped after a few days because, apart from the boredom, the thing about it was all i got out of it was a series of numbers to explain my non-existant progress. It just wasnt fun&#33; Whatever mkes me enjoy DnD (which is cannot really explain because i don&#39;t know myself) is taken out when you do it online... for me it becomes soulless.
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    D&#39;n&#39;d is fun to play with your friends and stuff cuz you sit around a table and just have fun, online its just stupid to me there is no emotions and you can&#39;t tell if the people you are playing with arent cheating.


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    I agree the it&#39;s soulless too play it over messenger or whatever&#33; The greatest thing about it is that you can gather around a table and create&#33; You create fun, drama, and best of all you do it with your friends... ^_^ I just don&#39;t like it. But I do respect those who likes it. -Good for you :hmm:
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    I play D&D on forums and pen and paper, I can&#39;t really paly with people that often as I live about 100 miles away from the guys I play with.... this causes a problem. Online D&D is fun, its just different, you get some great stories out of ti and characters can build well. Yeah you don&#39;t sit around and talk with the people but you do tend to get alot more immersed in the characters cause &#39;fred&#39; doesn&#39;t start standing on his hands because &#39;bill&#39; is taking too long and then fall over so everyone starts laughing. Its a different type of game.

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    has anyone seen the new D&D box set that has minatures in it???
    i looks laughable, but i think it just might rejuvinate the medium.
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    To tell the truth I don&#39;t think it matters that much well for a few things that where metioned but I think it all depends on the DM.
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    Well in all honesty I would agree that D&D over the internet is boring. But it all depends. I usually play pen and paper with people as I prefer it to Online. But online has its benifits and theres ways to keep people from cheating. Hell I was so impressed with a site for its Rping that I created my own based on D&D 3.0. And I have had nothing but compliments about it&#33; they love it and its cheating free&#33;

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