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    Chaotic Void's "Ask the GM Anything" Thread!

    Heya folks,

    I remember promising this thread to a few people (assuming that they even remember... it's been that long ). Basically, this is a Q&A thread about Table-Top RPGs, where you can ask pretty much anything you want (as long as it's relevant to the aforementioned topic), and I'll see what I can do to answer.

    I'll start with a foundational question... what the HECK is a Table-Top RPG?


    It's quite simple: a Table-Top RPG is a Role-Playing Game (think Console RPGs like Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Quest, etc), except you play them on/around a table with rulebooks, some dice, some pens and pencils, and some paper. Also, you play them with other people.... One player is the Game Master/GM (He or she is one part Referee, one part Narrator, one part Tactician, and one part Universe Architect), and at least one other player gets to design characters to take part in the world.

    It's basically 'Make Believe' with a much sturdier framework than your typical childhood game of 'Cops n Robbers'.

    So... anyone have any questions to ask the GM? I promise that I won't bite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaotic Void View Post
    I'll start with a foundational question... what the HECK is a Table-Top RPG?
    It's a Rocket Propelled Grenade that can be fired from.....

    ok, I'm leaving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It's a Rocket Propelled Grenade that can be fired from.....

    ok, I'm leaving.


    Well played, Cow Poke. Well played.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaotic Void View Post


    It's quite simple: a Table-Top RPG is a Role-Playing Game (think Console RPGs like Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Quest, etc), except you play them on/around a table with rulebooks, some dice, some pens and pencils, and some paper.
    We used to call that pencil and paper RPGs as opposed to computer games.

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    Have you ever bitten a player? Have you ever wanted to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    We used to call that pencil and paper RPGs as opposed to computer games.
    Yeah, just goes to show how much things have changed... Most people think stuff like "Final Fantasy" when they think of Role-Playing Games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartacus View Post
    Have you ever bitten a player? Have you ever wanted to?
    No, I have never bitten a player. I haven't wanted to bite them... however, sometimes I've wanted to smack them around with The Clue Bat(TM) for a few minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaotic Void View Post
    No, I have never bitten a player. I haven't wanted to bite them... however, sometimes I've wanted to smack them around with The Clue Bat(TM) for a few minutes.
    Have you ever had an NPC bite a player?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartacus View Post
    Have you ever had an NPC bite a player?
    Not yet. But there's still time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaotic Void View Post
    Not yet. But there's still time.
    I should hope so. It's surprising that someone who prides himself so much on the wacky hasn't used an enemy with a bite attack

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    Do you use miniatures when you play?

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