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Hear me talk about D&D tabletop

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:30 pm
by Alphastream
If you for any reason enjoy hearing me talk about D&D organized play and DMing, I was a guest on the "DM's Deep Dive" last night. It is on Twitch now and will be on YouTube later.

Re: Hear me talk about D&D tabletop

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:36 am
by General Pancake
OIIIII, ma boi is famous

Re: Hear me talk about D&D tabletop

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:06 am
by Alphastream
Ha ha! Gaming fame is a very small kind of fame!

I am really glad that I can help steer people towards playing more D&D!

Re: Hear me talk about D&D tabletop

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:07 pm
by Tank
Sadly people are playing hack and slash and not D&D ...
I've met very few in my life worldwide who're playing the role as it must be played, immersing in their characters, creating backgrounds and stories, attitudes and vices ....
And I've visited lots of Arenas worldwide Alpha plus I was at the official top 500 DM scoreboard (ages ago) ;)

Re: Hear me talk about D&D tabletop

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:13 pm
by Alphastream
I think that has changed in recent years. The new edition encourages more open imaginative play, but there are also a ton of narrative games that have shown how much fun role-playing and creativity can be.

Live-play has also helped. A lot of people are trying D&D after watching Matt Mercer and players on Critical Role, or Acquisitions Inc. with Chris Perkins and Penny Arcade.

I do find that online, all you hear about is broken combos and optimization strategies... but that is just a loud minority. When I go to the major conventions these days I see more of an even mix, if not a bit more RP than mechanics. This is especially true with new players.

Re: Hear me talk about D&D tabletop

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:08 pm
by Tank
Maybe you're right for nowdays, I haven't played again after the release of Skills and Powers and that's how long, 15 years now?
Characters were too strong with this stupid (IMO) addon.
I prefere and enjoyed far more old good D&D with all the restrictions and the impossible situations and rolls.
Used to create huge worlds with maps and lore and had my players (I had a solid group of 4 plus 2 who were partly playing) investigate every rock in order to complete the big adventure if they managed to stay alive ofcourse. :twisted:

Re: Hear me talk about D&D tabletop

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:27 pm
by Alphastream
You should take another swing! Skills & Powers was insane, and the game went in that direction for several years... but now it feels the way it should. A ton of fun!