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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2017, 06:45:23 PM »
When my brother, our friends and I played as kids in the early '80s, our only visual aids were basic paper materials. We'd map the dungeons out in pencil on graph paper, or use a large hex map for outdoors adventures. Later on we started using minis, but we never went in for dungeon tiles or anything like that. Our minis were just a novelty, never a major component of our game play.

But the history of D&D is very much rooted in the wargaming tradition. If you talk to any of the old-timers who played D&D in the 1970s, it actually started out with an emphasis on miniatures.

I've read that the "Theatre of the Mind" style of play was pioneered by some college students from Southern California. According to some accounts, some SoCal D&D groups would even show up dressed in costume.
Playing in costume is an old tradition, still carried forward to today.



The idea of gaming as a public performance is a new one, though. And I kind of like it and would like to break into that field someday.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2017, 08:12:04 PM »
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2017, 11:41:56 PM »
I tried looking for a character sheet and they are all read only. :(
set me up and I'll roll something up.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2017, 02:52:06 PM »
since John can't make our friday d&d game can we spend some time setting me up in gamma world?
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2017, 03:49:03 PM »
since John can't make our friday d&d game can we spend some time setting me up in gamma world?

Sure!
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« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2017, 08:07:04 PM »
I'm still looking but missed the expected time commitment
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2017, 12:48:17 AM »
I'd like to start early.  Say 7pm EST.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2017, 08:04:08 AM »
I might be closer to 7:30 but join as soon a i can.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2017, 08:14:45 PM »
I'm still looking but missed the expected time commitment

Maybe I misunderstood, did you mean how much time per week?  If so we are talking about 4-5 hours a week playtime.  We are in the game now rolling up characters.
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« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2017, 09:13:53 PM »
I'm still looking but missed the expected time commitment

Maybe I misunderstood, did you mean how much time per week?  If so we are talking about 4-5 hours a week playtime.  We are in the game now rolling up characters.
Yeah time pers week and looking at time zones.

I always stuff time zones.


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« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2017, 09:22:09 PM »
How about now? join us now.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2017, 09:33:08 AM »
It doesn't look like John's Game is a go for Friday night.  So we are rolling up Gamma World characters tonight for this game.  Starting at 7pm EST.  I'll post this in the Roll20 thread as well.

https://app.roll20.net/join/2562517/KMmmKg
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2017, 01:34:38 PM »

Playing again this afternoon for all interested, starting at 3pm EST on Sat 12/9/17.

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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
« Reply #43 on: December 10, 2017, 01:31:49 PM »
UPDATE:  Next Game 12/16/17 @ 3pm eastern.

We still have room for one or two more, so if you want to join, just ask, and I'll get your character set up in time for the next session.
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Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2017, 02:36:23 AM »
I'd love to. I used to adore Gamma World back in the day, but I don't think I can reliably attend given timezone shenanigans.
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