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« on: January 31, 2013, 09:47:01 PM »

This almost snuck past me: Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls.  I started playing T&T way, way back, even before D&D.  T&T's appeal for me was the solitaire adventures, to which I devoted many happy hours of my youth.  If any of you are fans, here's your chance to support an updated edition.
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 02:13:46 PM »

Ditto.  T&T was my first RPG.  I used to play both the solitaire adventures and with a group of childhood friends that I'm still mostly friends with today.  I don't enjoy RPG's anymore for some reason...I think my inner child is either dead or very weak...but I'm tempted to back this for the sake of nostalgia.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 03:41:07 PM »

My wife thinks it's sad and/or pathetic that I still have all my old T&T stuff, despite the fact that I haven't played a solitaire since the 80s.  Instead I've spent the last 20 years hunting them all down, dragging her along into dusty old hobby shops in search of new treasure.  I dragged her to GenCon in '92 and got my rulebook autographed by Stackpole and Danforth.

I've never played T&T with other players.  Now my boys want to play an RPG, and I'm inclined to start them with this one: the quick combat, along with the emphasis on fun and role playing, make it a strong contender.

I guess it IS sad and/or pathetic, but nobody's perfect  icon_wink
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 05:21:59 PM »

T&T was awesome.

Like Hep, I'm pretty much over RPGs.  I think a lot of it is time required.  There's also the fact that video game RPGs take the fiddly aspect away.  The RPG I played the most as a teen was Chill.  There weren't a lot of charts for that.  It was mostly about story.  We got to the point in playing that where hours would go by without a die even being picked up.

Interestingly, Wil Wheaton's Tabletop just did an episode about Dragon Age.  Tabletop is very hit or miss (last week's episode about Chez Geek was awful), but this one was fantastic.  One of the best they've ever done.  And it absolutely captured that old feeling of sitting around the table with friends playing an RPG.  You had the one guy who was a little too into it (Wil); the mocker, who was always looking to toss a little snark into the atmosphere (Chris Hardwick); the meek guy who really wanted to try out this one rule or new power that seemed really useless to everyone else until it suddenly wasn't (Kevin Sussman from Big Bang Theory); and the jock who seems like he wouldn't care less, but was actually really into it and really good (Sam Witwer).  That last one seems like a TV trope more than reality (Freaks & Geeks did an episode exactly like that), but I have come across it in real life, too.  The last one was never me, but I have been all three of the other guys at various points.  Anyway, the episode really struck home and made me want to role play again.  Can't wait for the conclusion.
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