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User Info: Kylo Force

Kylo Force
2 months ago#11
I haven't replied to this topic yet at all (I thought I had?) but I wanted to say that these kinds of experiences sound really awesome especially considering how much effort goes into finding a group, finding time to play, putting everything together, etc. The kinds of board games I usually play are a step or two (or three) below this rung, but it's definitely an awesome time.
"Sa taong walang takot, walang mataas na bakod."
"To those without fear, there is no such thing as a tall fence." - Filipino Proverb

User Info: ShadowSpy

ShadowSpy
2 months ago#12
Yeah, I think TTRPGs are something that everyone should try. It's a great intersection of improv, gaming and storytelling and nothing else can really match up to it...

..though finding a group, especially a satisfying one, is not easy. It's definitely frustrating when people cancel last minute or their playstyles just don't mesh with yours. Making sure the group is local adds an extra layer of difficultly to that too. You could always play online, but that comes with it's own set of difficulties.

Still, if y'all enjoy board games, there are some TTRPGs which are good pick-up games requiring no prep or experience.
"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific."

User Info: ShadowSpy

ShadowSpy
2 months ago#13
I am reminded that my last post is probably just preaching to the choir, since much of my early RP experiences actually come straight from this board, what with Paper Mario Survivor, that one Paper Mario open world game, any number of GURPs games from James etc etc. Even that Harry Potter blog community where I was one of the older Weasley brothers and was mind-controlled to join the Death Eaters. Those were some good, nostalgic times.
"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific."

User Info: ShadowSpy

ShadowSpy
1 month ago#14
I had a Chuubo's game planned today, but one of the players has to take care of a broken window today D=. The rest of are going to get together and play Monster of the Week instead, since The Adventure Zone has been using that system in their new campaign and it sounds like fun.
"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific."

User Info: ShadowSpy

ShadowSpy
1 month ago#15
My wife was feeling anemic and the other players came in with sleep deprivation/extreme stress, so we all opted for the lower-effort activity of watching anime and playing a comedy monster-dating-sim. I think it was the right call to not actually play anything, since my wife had to go take a nap during the gathering.

Here's to hoping the game actually happens next time!
"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific."

User Info: Kylo Force

Kylo Force
1 month ago#16
Was the comedy monster dating sim the one from Jackbox 4? That game is ridiculous.
"Sa taong walang takot, walang mataas na bakod."
"To those without fear, there is no such thing as a tall fence." - Filipino Proverb

User Info: ShadowSpy

ShadowSpy
1 month ago#17
Haha, no. It's called Monster Prom, and it is amazing. We did play some Jackbox 3 though!
"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific."

User Info: Kylo Force

Kylo Force
1 month ago#18
Jackbox 3 is probably the most solid one of the whole bunch.

The one in Jackbox 4 is called Monster Seeking Monster and it has a mechanic where you can send a limited number of "text messages" to other players before deciding to offer them a date or not and it's super, super weird.
"Sa taong walang takot, walang mataas na bakod."
"To those without fear, there is no such thing as a tall fence." - Filipino Proverb

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ShadowSpy
1 month ago#19
Yeah...that sounds funky.

Monster Prom lets up to four players pursue up to 6 monsters, each of which falls into a high school stereotype. The storylines and jokes are hilarious and off-the-wall though, and even the stereotypical characters have an emotional core to them (sometimes). It's a good party game with a lot of replay value.
"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific."

User Info: ShadowSpy

ShadowSpy
1 month ago#20
Alright, Chuubo's session scheduled today! I hope it goes well, rather than crashing and burning.
"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific."
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