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I should really be doing my epidemiology homework right now, but instead I seem to be doing this. Suck it, homework!

So. Earlier tonight, my boyfriend told me that he'd been thinking about things for a while now, like really thinking about them, but he'd finally come to a decision: he wants to run a 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign.

The sound I made over the phone was the vocal equivalent of this face: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D!!!!!

See, I've been wanting to play D&D again for ages, but...I don't know a lot of people who play? I played a little with Nate's old gaming group, but he hasn't seen those guys in ages and also they made me feel twelve kinds of awkward. They weren't mean or anything; actually, they were really awesome, especially considering I'd never played before. But they were all older than I was and they were also MEGA GEEKS -- we're talking Ur Geeks here, the Geeks That Define All Geeks -- and although I'd been an awkward little lit-nerd since I was wee, I'd only really begun to embrace my geekdom in the past several years or so. Some of them, on the other hand? Had been playing D&D since before I was in the double-digits. You have to admit, that's kind of intimidating.

I'm really psyched about the idea of Nate running a campaign, though, especially since some of the other people at the table will be about my level experience-wise. I just recently discovered that one of my school friends has been hiding his total geekdom from everyone (he finally decided to level with me on the basis that I (a) knew what the uncanny valley was and got all excited when someone else mentioned it; (b) knew who Terry Pratchett was and got all excited when someone else mentioned him; and (c) wear t-shirts that reference Futurama and Portal and quantum physics and Cthulhu and things). It turns out that he runs a Legend of the Five Rings game and when I got all excited about that (sue me, I'm easily excited!), he invited me to join. This means I may have TWO tabletop RPGs in my future.

I am a lucky, lucky girl.

And, just to round out the sheer, unabashed dorkiness of this post, I am SO putting in a pre-order for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning at GameStop tomorrow. I played the demo yesterday and fell utterly in love with it, to the point where I played it twice. It's just so shiny!

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Date: 2012-01-30 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terrakazama.livejournal.com
I just recently started dating a guy I met during D&D, so this post is right up my alley! I only started playing about two and half months ago, but I'm addicted. The group I play with ranges from elementary school kids to 50+ veterans (unfortunately majority male), plus we play in a store that sells Magic cards... LMAO. We're doing a premade campaign with a very Romeo & Juliet sort of storyline, but it's always great to hear about original stories DMs try to make. 4e apparently went a lot more "WoW" but being mainly a video game person, it seemed to make sense to me. Plus this apparently makes combat a lot more fun.

If you're starting from level 1 and don't mind being a glass cannon, I'd definitely suggest rolling up a thief according to the Heroes of the Fallen Lands book and picking up both Ambush Trick and Tactical Trick as powers. It's a little boring combat-wise, but you decimate everything as long as you don't get squished. Race-wise it's super fun playing pixies, one of the newest races, because you get to fly and can occupy the space of anyone else. Right now I'm playing a dwarf laser cleric.

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Date: 2012-01-30 10:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaosraven.livejournal.com
You and Nate should make better friends with my roommates. They have a weekly Five Rings game and they're about to start up a Hackmaster game, too. Once the space pirate one (I don't know the name of it) finishes.

What I'm saying is they're mega nerds and they do a lot of tabletop. <3

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Date: 2012-02-05 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inker-alpha.livejournal.com
At your suggestion I grabbed the demo for Kingdoms of Amalur. And I think you're right, this game looks like huge fun. I think some of us that are still deep in SKYRIM might have missed it entirely but it's totally on my to-do list now. Great environments, awesome monsters, good story, solid fight mechanics. I think it'll be a fun time all round. Thanks for pointing me at it!
oh, and you know how TRON hit a bunch of your kinks, well I'm finding that the remake of Clash of the Titans hit a bunch of mine. Even though people bust on me for liking it, it can't be helped. just like you and TRON, it's me and the new Clash of the Titans.

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