Are you a gamer?

@ElicBxn (61039)
United States
February 24, 2007 2:25am CST
I mean a role playing gamer. I don't, but I know a lot of them, even a guy who owns a RPG company. Games have evolved beyond the dice. Are you one of the live action gamers? I had a friend that was in a couple of them for a while, until the politics, or people moving,broke up the groups she was in. She also did a semi-live action "Buffy" game for a while. I'm not sure exactly what kind of game she's doing anymore - since we're not seeing as much of her as we used to - her schedule doesn't allow for easy compatablity since she's on graveyard at her job now. I think I might get into a live action game, but I just don't know, between my ill health & not liking the restrictions of playing the "die." I knew a guy that almost always played a female role - wierd - but since the only game I ever played (a test play of WWIII by SJG) I played a male I probably shouldn't talk - they were surprised, I've kind of noticed that most gals perfer being females. So, if you game, what games/systems do you play? Oh, are you a SCA person? Are you able to take a charecter from one game to the next? What is your fav game? Have you ever been a DM (GM)? Think you can talk me into playing?
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• United States
23 Mar 07
I have never been big on role playing.I don't think anything wrong with it but for me,I always have to be me and not pretend to be someone else. I even used to have problems at Halloween picking out costumes cause aI felt weird about pretending to be someone else.
@pangeacat (619)
• United States
23 Mar 07
As much as this response will expose me as the geek I am, lol, I am a gamer. I am currently involved in a ADND campaign with a few friends. It's a table-top game, using dice. I have also played: white-wolf (were-wolf and vampire), and cyber punk. I've tried out a marvel game, with cards. And, I've done the live action as well. I think cyberpunk, table top version, is probably my favorite. I don't think I'd make a very DM/GM, but I have considered giving it a go on ocassion. I don't know if I could talk you into it, lol. But, it is a lot of fun, and a great social activity to participate in with friends. :)
@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I know my gaming friends love playing. I just have trouble with the idea, I guess. And I actually know Steve Jackson of Steve Jackson Games (GURPs). A bunch of us in the old Doctor Who club tried to get together to build characters for a DW game, but something came up - I think the GM was as new to the game as the rest of us. I think a few dedicated gamers figured it out, but I wasn't among them.
@SomeCowgirl (32256)
• United States
19 Nov 09
I haven't ever done role playing in the sense of purely text and imagination. The closest I could say I've been to that is in one of those avatar doll rooms that preteens and little girls like! Now it's been years since I went to one of those! In any case, My husband has been an RPG'ER! I think it sounds pretty interesting. I enjoy playing role playing games on consoles, but I don't know if that's a completely different terminology or not. I think that if you like to "pretend" an rpg is for you, but if you don't then maybe it not. However, I also think it's nothing that shouldn't be tried once! I plan to with my husband and a friend of ours but we haven't gotten a chance, especially now that we're down to one computer.