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Anyone interested... [Oct. 30th, 2008|04:20 pm]
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[jeff_preston]
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...in some old school gaming? AD&D 1st Edition or maybe AD&D 2E (sans all the additional optional rules).
What I mean by Old School is that back when we originally played D&D it was a roleplaying game...we roleplayed everything. There were no rules for non-combat conflicts aside from a very basic +/- modifier for reaction.
While we had dungeon crawls sometimes, that wasn't all there was. We played for years without a need for rules for everything under the sun.

What I'm proposing is playing in a campaign where we explore a setting, get in some sandbox adventuring and just have a good time with it.

Something pulpy and gritty would be nice.
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[User Picture]From: jeff_preston
2008-10-30 10:53 pm (UTC)
OD&D and AD&D are selected because of simplicity. There are plenty of other simple FRPGS out there. This is just one with a lot of folks familiar with it.
It has been the tool of GMs running LT campaigns for decades.

It's always tricky finding a GM that wants to deal with something like that though.

I think the vast majority of GMs end up railroading a bit. Whether that is fudging rolls to help get the PCs where they want em, or just fudging in general. That's not all...but it's more than 50% IMO. That's just railroading "a bit" not the uber hamfist of doom (though that does happen too).

Planning doesn't equal railroad, you're right there.
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