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Jake Norwood
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« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2002, 11:49:15 PM »

What were the first three role-playing games that you actually, really played?

AD&D 2E, Shadowrun, Homebrew D&D LARP.

What three role-playing games, out of ALL the ones you've EVER played, did you play the most/longest?

AD&D 2E, Pendragon, Warhammer FRP

What three role-playing games had the most influence on you as a player, GM and designer (keep what's applicable)?

L5R, WHFRP, Pendragon

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« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2002, 12:27:41 AM »

    [*]What were the first three role-playing games that you actually, really played?

    original brown-booklet D&D, AD&D, and The Fantasy Trip: In the Labyrinth

    [*]What three role-playing games, out of ALL the ones you've EVER played, did you play the most/longest?

    (A)D&D, GURPS, Fantasy Trip

    [*]What three role-playing games had the most influence on you as a player, GM and designer (keep what's applicable)?

    as a player, Fantasy Trip
    as a GM, TOON
    as a designer, either Risus or Fudge

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    Stuart DJ Purdie
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    « Reply #32 on: November 14, 2002, 06:08:44 PM »

    What were the first three role-playing games that you actually, really played?

    D&D, Call of Cthullu and Rifts

    I wanted to say Dragon warriors, for the obscrenes value (British D&D type game), but, depite owning it in completeness, I've _never_ really played it, at all.  Hmm.

    What three role-playing games, out of ALL the ones you've EVER played, did you play the most/longest?

    Werewolf:the Apocolypse: 5 year campaign, just wrapped up.
    Abberant: 3 year campaign
    Probably Vampire:the Masquerade on and off

    What three role-playing games had the most influence on you as a player, GM and designer (keep what's applicable)?

    Sorceror, principly as a player, then as a GM
    V:tM
    Shadowrun


    Honourable mention to Mage:the Ascention, which has influenced me most, as a person, through interesting me in philosophy.
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    « Reply #33 on: November 14, 2002, 08:39:27 PM »

    First Three Played
      D&D
      AD&D
      Star Frontiers or Gamma World[/list:u]
       
      (Can't remember which I played first, started playing when games came in boxes with cheesy dice:) )

    3 Most Played
      Marvel Super Heroes
      DC Heroes
      House Ruled D&D[/list:u]

    3 Most Influential
      Torg
      MegaTraveller
      Aria:Canticle Of The Monomyth  [/list:u]
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    « Reply #34 on: November 14, 2002, 11:32:15 PM »

    Greetings Everyone,

    Bit late to catch this thread, but it sparked my interest.  So I'll offer my half-pence and scamper off.

    Quote from: Pale Fire
    I don't know if this is interesting to the rest of you, but... well reading the profiling I felt like asking the similare questions but kinda the other way around:


    As I was reading this thread something very odd struck me.  Perhaps it is my own experiance, but I'd have to answer a bit differently than most...

      [*]What were the first three role-playing games that you actually, really played?[/list:u]

      1) Role-Playing Game books.

      Was I exposed to actual role-playing game before them?

      Not really.  From what I recall it was mostly older kids who were into role-playing.  

      And since I actually purchased several volumes in at least two series, with characters carrying over from previous books, I suppose the game books might qualify?

      Also I probably checked out every "choose your own adventure" style book that my elementary school library had.  (It was a long time ago, when those things were a big deal.  Heck I even remember when the TSR ones arrived *new* in the library, it was that long ago.)  

      THEN came D&D/AD&D, Star Frontiers (once or twice), Gamma World.


        [*]What three role-playing games, out of ALL the ones you've EVER played, did you play the most/longest?[/list:u]

        1) a AD&D campaign in which we had crossovers between various systems (Star Trek and Stormbringer amongst them).

        2) My homebrew campaign(s).

        3) My almost long lost and forgotten attempt at a Space Opera game.  That ran for.. half a dozen sessions?  Totally homebrew rules, probably heavily influenced by Star Frontiers in the starship design department.

        Everything else was really one-shots, or week-end games that I participated in every now and again.


          [*]What three role-playing games had the most influence on you as a player, GM and designer (keep what's applicable)?[/list:u]

          Player: pick anything by TSR during the 80s, that would probably fit.

          GM:  Gamma World and Stormbringer (BRP) ??  Honestly, from a the perspective of a GM, no actual "game system" inspired me.  For that I turned to things like Bulfinch's and Hamilton's mythology, novels (most GMs I knew had their favorite novel series they were mining for ideas),
          and believe it or not modules.  

          edit:  Bard Games!  Can't believe I nearly forgot them.  Their supplements were a influence on my early games.  Especially the "Compleat" series and their early incarnation of what, I think, later became Talistanta(?) and (setting material) Lords of Creation.

          Ravenloft.

          That was a big influence on my first campaign design.

          Desginer: every single game I ever bought, read, or have played in.

          Oddly I seem to recall rolling a awful lot of characters for more systems than I ever actually played in.  Anyone else?


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          Kester Pelagius (late as always)
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          « Reply #35 on: November 15, 2002, 03:21:16 AM »

          Quote from: Pale Fire

          What were the first three role-playing games that you actually, really played?


          Red box OD&D, Star Frontiers, James Bond 007

          Quote

          What three role-playing games, out of ALL the ones you've EVER played, did you play the most/longest?


          1) AD&D, far and away.  Next Vampire.  Next Star Frontiers.  But this is as far as store-bought RPG goes; I have probably played my own system for as long as anything but AD&D.

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          What three role-playing games had the most influence on you as a player, GM and designer (keep what's applicable)?[/b]


          Vampire was startling.  Marvel Super Heroes challenged many of my habits.  Rolemaster always served as an example of How Not To Do It.
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          « Reply #36 on: November 15, 2002, 03:22:54 AM »

          Quote from: Stuart DJ Purdie
          to say Dragon warriors, for the obscrenes value (British D&D type game), but, depite owning it in completeness, I've _never_ really played it, at all.  Hmm.


          I did, once.  It was an interesting take.
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          « Reply #37 on: November 15, 2002, 03:24:08 AM »

          First 3 RPGS I played:

          D&D (the very first ed.)
          Chivalry & Sorcery (playtest)
          AD&D (1st ed.)

          3 RPGs played longest

          Fantasy Hero (Hero 3rd and 4th ed.)
          DragonQuest
          various kinds of D&D


          3 RPGs most influencial on me as a player, GM and designer

          Player: Theatrix
          GM: Theatrix
          Designer: InSpectres
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          Maurice Forrester
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          « Reply #38 on: November 15, 2002, 05:46:09 AM »

          First three:
          1)  D&D
          2)  AD&D
          3)  not sure, probably some BRP game but not Runequest

          Played the most:
          1)  AD&D
          2)  BRP variant
          3)  Fudge

          Most influential:
          1)  BRP
          2)  Fudge
          3)  D&D
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          « Reply #39 on: November 15, 2002, 06:58:25 AM »

          The first three roleplaying games I played
          Advanced Fighting Fantasy
          Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
          AD&D 2nd Edition

          The three roleplaying games I've played the most/longest
          AD&D 2nd Edition
          D&D 3rd Edition
          Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

          The three most influential games
          Mage: The ascension
          The Ladder
          The Pool
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          « Reply #40 on: November 15, 2002, 09:38:07 AM »

          The first three roleplaying games I played
          Empire of the Petal Throne
          Metamorphosis Alpha
          Traveller (black box)

          The three roleplaying games I've played the most/longest
          Skyrealms of Jorune
          Runequest 2nd ed.
          Tribe 8

          The three most influential games
          Empire of the Petal Throne (for setting)
          Over The Edge (for system)
          Everway (for everything)
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          « Reply #41 on: November 15, 2002, 03:27:47 PM »

          First Played
          D&D
          The Fantasy Trip (that little GURPS forerunner)
          AD&D
          Longest Played
          AD&D
          RQ3 (Glorantha and Vikings)
          Traveller (Mega and GURPS)
          Most inflential
          Over The Edge (all 3 categories not just the game but the great advice too)
          Call of Cthulhu (Designer and player - the madness spiral: CoC was were I learned to let go of the character sheet and play the character)
          Systemless (GM - were I learned to focus on player needs and sharing narrative control)
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          « Reply #42 on: November 15, 2002, 04:35:18 PM »

          Quote from: Pale Fire
          I don't know if this is interesting to the rest of you, but... well reading the profiling I felt like asking the similar questions but kinda the other way around:



          1-b]What were the first three role-playing games that you actually, really played?

          Blue Box D&D, AD&D 1st edition, Runequest (I think)
           
          What three role-playing games, out of ALL the ones you've EVER played, did you play the most/longest?

          GURPS, AD&D 2e, Rolemaster

          What three role-playing games had the most influence on you as a player and GM

          Runequest, GURPS, Freeform
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          « Reply #43 on: November 16, 2002, 01:39:33 PM »

          First Three
          1.) Robotech
          2.) Nomier (homebrew fantasy system invented by a friend)
          3.) Toon

          Most Played
          1.) Rifts  (off & on for all of middle & high school)
          2.) In Nomine
          3.) Vampire

          Most Influencial
          1.) Nobilis ( definitely a "eureaka" experience for me as a designer and GM, this is the game I'd been hoping for)
          2.) Continuum (one of the most mind-bending games ever written; you have to change the way you think in order to play this game like it deserves to be played)
          3.) Fudge  (a model of simplicity and elegance in design)

          Later.
          Jonathan
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