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    35 KB Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:26 No.3518149  
    Vin Diesel - "No, I never play D&D. For some reason, [interviewers] thought that I played D&D for 20 years. They thought that I spent years playing Barbarians, Witchunters, The Arcanum. They thought I played D&D back in the '70s when it was just the basic D&D set. They thought I continued to play D&D when it became Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. They thought I played D&D when there were only three books - the Player's Handbook, the Monster's Manual and the Dungeon Master's Guide. They thought I played D&D as it continued on to the Unearthed Arcanum. Oriental Adventures, Sea Adventures, Wilderness Adventures...."
    >> Kyganil 01/25/09(Sun)18:27 No.3518156
    Provide some sauce to that or it is Heresy!
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:27 No.3518157
    He certainly doesn't have his favorite character's name tattooed on him anywhere.

    >> That kid. 01/25/09(Sun)18:27 No.3518158
    Why does he have tits?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:28 No.3518163
    Vin Diesel - "Yes I can suck my own dick."
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:28 No.3518164
    He didn't play it, he _lived_ it.
    >> Kun-Kun !3GqYIJ3Obs 01/25/09(Sun)18:28 No.3518168
    steroids most likely, or maybe he's just letting himself go. Not sure.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:28 No.3518170
    Oh, wait. Sorry. FAKE tattoo.

    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:29 No.3518173
    Assuming this isn't a troll, he doesn't play DnD, but knows all the different eras of splatbooks by heart?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:29 No.3518177

    Not the sauce of the quote but here's a vid that confirms he's a geek all the same.

    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:29 No.3518179
    Because he's so fucking manly he can have female anatomy and still be more manly than you.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:30 No.3518188
    That's one failed bluff check.
    >> That kid. 01/25/09(Sun)18:30 No.3518189
    Aw I see... How very interesting... I must study this further....
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:30 No.3518191

    It's common knoledge he has has several level 80's on WoW and has played D&D since day one. Just google "Vin Diesel D&D"
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:31 No.3518196
    It's not clearly sarcastic dick-waving at his own nerddom at all, you spaz.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:31 No.3518199
    "I never play D&D," he begins with mock seriousness. "For some reason, they thought that I played D&D for 20 years. They thought that I spent years playing Barbarians, Witchunters the Arcanum. They thought I still played D&D back in the '70s when it's just the basic D&D set. They thought I continued to play D&D when it became Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. They thought I played D&D when there were only three books - the Player's Handbook, and the DM's Guide. They thought I played D&D as it continued onto the Unearthed Arcanum, Oriental Adventures, Sea Adventures, and Wilderness Adventures. They thought I played D&D at the time when Deities and Demigods was the brand new book. They thought I played D&D when I used to get up to a place called The Complete Strategist in New York." We get the point as he smilingly mouths: I'm into D&D a lot.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:31 No.3518202

    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:31 No.3518204
    I certainly wasn't pointing that out, because I knew
    people would fall for it.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:32 No.3518210
    Okay, so no-one figured out that he was being sarcastic about people not believing he played D&D? Wow, your social rolls are worse than I thought.
    Also, Vin should be the patron saint of TG.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:33 No.3518220
    those arnt brest, they are pecs, as in, *pectoral muscle* its solid muscle

    ever seen commercials or adversizements for 'amazing' 'new' excersises that will increase breast size? yeah they dont actualy make your brests bigger, as they are made of fat tissue and cartelidge. what they do is build the *muscle* underneath the brests, making them seem bigger.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:37 No.3518254
    Vin Diesel a DnD fan... well i never....

    Whole else just got a new favourite role model?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:38 No.3518256
    Vin is the patron saint of fi/tg/uys.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:39 No.3518268

    And how about that Robin Williams?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:40 No.3518277
    Robin Williams plays DnD? Hmm nah Vin is a lot better as a role model. Robin Williams is kinda weird. Especially how he applied to be the joker in The Dark Knight
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:43 No.3518299
    RW is my role model, into DnD, big into Battlefield 2, and also likes anime (fuck year Eva).
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:43 No.3518302
    He had originally turned down the role of The Riddler in Batman Forever.

    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:46 No.3518316

    Video games, PnP, tabletop, you name it.
    >> Awful Good 01/25/09(Sun)18:46 No.3518324
    >They thought I played D&D at the time when Deities
    and Demigods was the brand new book.

    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:47 No.3518331
    Campaign: Planescape

    DM: Vin Diesel
    Co DM: Robin Williams.

    Orgasm right now.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:49 No.3518344
    Too bad Hollywood doesn't give two shits about Vin Diesel anymore.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:49 No.3518346


    DM: Don LaFontaine

    Co-players, Vin Diesel and Robin Williams.

    Campaign starts with: "In a world..."
    >> Awful Good 01/25/09(Sun)18:50 No.3518347

    Fapping in a worksafe board.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:51 No.3518354

    He's directing two films coming out this year and was the producer for Hitman.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:55 No.3518379

    He's become a director now. A tier higher than actor.

    Hell, he started off as a writer anyway.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:56 No.3518388
    I have the foreword the guy threw together for the Anniversary book.

    Drow? Srsly? lammmmeee.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)18:58 No.3518402
    I like Vin Deisel, I don't think he's a fantastic actor, but he isn't "shitty actor who also does action" like Ahnold or Van Damn, or Seagul. He's decent, it's just I find the movie rolls he is offered/accepts to be rather shitty.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:01 No.3518426
    ...dudes, you seriously didn't know this? He was on Conan years ago and said he'd written the preword to 3rd edition when it came out or similar.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:01 No.3518431
    Riddick shitty?

    What do you watch, the bold and the beautiful?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:02 No.3518438
    proof that more people need to watch Conan
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:03 No.3518449
    Don LaFontaine is dead.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:03 No.3518450
    I like all the stuff he did based on Pitch Black.
    His company bought all the rights and developed lots of spinoffs which turned out cool.

    The vidya game was good, the animated short was good, the second movie was like Conan in space, which was awesome.

    I call the Riddick setting "Dieselverse".
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:04 No.3518461
    He wrote the foreword to the 30th anniversary retrospective.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:04 No.3518462

    LIAR!... he's just asleep, in his Golden Throne... resting...
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:04 No.3518464

    >Riddick shitty?


    >Pitch Black shitty?


    Also, now that I think about it, he's got a lot in common with Dwayne Johnson. They're both funny guys who do well in most of their roles.

    They just get cast in a lot of shitty movies...
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:05 No.3518468
    I remember way WAY back when you used to get cool jokes like 'Vin Diesel doesn't sleep -- he waits'.

    Then they changed it to Chuck Norris which makes even less sense and is just lame.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:05 No.3518469
    Chronicles of Riddick was totally kick ass. The bad reviews were extremely misleading.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:12 No.3518548

    Riddick = Conan in SPACE = AWESOME

    I enjoyed Riddick more than SW:Episode One.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:13 No.3518563
    I just had a nerdgasim
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:14 No.3518572
    I find that clipping my toenails is more enjoyable than the whole prequel trilogy.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)19:24 No.3518647
    Really? What's he written?
    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/25/09(Sun)21:36 No.3519754
    Shit, you guys seriously didn't know that he played D&D?

    Well, here's a something I ran into a while back. Some people on some gaming forums compiled a list of all the celebs they could find who have been quoted at one point or another as having played D&D.
    Here's the list. (mind you, I can't vouch for everyone on this list being valid, I mean Daryl Hannah? Seriously? But I did like 10 random checks through the list and most seem legit)

    Adam Copeland (WWE Ultimate-Fighting-Championship’s Edge) listed a a celeb gamer in Gamer quarterly
    • Antonio Rivera
    • Armin Shimmermann
    • Asia Carrera (On her own website she mentions she played)
    • Bare Naked Ladies (band)
    • Ben Sargent
    • Bill Amend
    • Bill Campbell
    • Bill Gates
    • Billy Crystal
    • BillyZeKick (band)
    • Biohazard (band)
    • Brian Warner
    • Bruce Campbell
    • Bruce Sterling
    • Carrot Top
    • Catherine Zeta-Jones (her kids play)
    • Chaz Chamberlain
    • Claudia Christensen
    • Conchata Ferrell
    • Craig McCracken
    • Curt Schilling
    • Daryl Hannah
    • Dave Chappelle
    • David Brin
    • Dean Haglund
    • Devin Grayson
    • Dream Warriors (band)
    • Dwight Schultz
    • Elijah Wood
    • Emilio Estevez
    • Eric Raymond
    • Ewan MacGregor
    • Fairuza Balk
    • Freddie Prinze Jr.
    • George Lucas
    • George R. R. Martin
    • GWAR (band)
    • Harrison Ford
    • Iain M. Banks (author)
    • Jack Black
    • Jacques Villeneuve (F1 champion)
    • James Franco
    • Jason Alexander
    • Jason Mewes
    • Jason Statham
    • Jeff Bezos
    • Jennifer Lopez
    • Jim Lee
    • Joel and Ethan Coen
    • John Dolmayan
    Actor/director John Favreau (talked about loving playing it on the howard stern show.)
    • John M. Ford
    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/25/09(Sun)21:37 No.3519767
    • Johnny Knoxville
    • Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion and Boss Hogg bands)
    • Joss Whedon
    • Judy Dench
    • Katherine Kerr
    • Katherine Kurtz
    • Kevin Smith
    • Kobe Bryant
    • Leslie Coulton (WWE)
    • Lexa Doig
    • Lionel Jospin (former French Prime Minister)
    • Lou Ferrigno
    • Marcy Playground (band)
    • Marilyn Manson
    • Mary Gentle
    • Massimo D’Alema (Italy’s ex-Prime Minister)
    • Matt Groenig
    • Matthew Lillard
    • Metallica (band)
    • Michael Sheard
    • Mike Meyers
    • My Chemical Romance (band)
    • Nathan Fillion
    • Nelly
    • Paget Brewster
    • Parker Posey
    • Peter DeLuise
    • Quentin Tarantino
    • Raymond E. Feist
    • River Cuomo
    • RJ Dio
    • Robert Lynn Asprin
    • Robin Williams
    • Rush (band)
    • Sam Raimi
    • Sarah Michelle Gellar
    • Sean Astin
    • Stephen Colbert
    • Stephen Lea Sheppard
    • Steven Brust
    • Stephen Spielberg
    • Terry Pratchett
    • Todd Pratt
    • Tom Morello
    • Vin Diesel
    • Walter Jon Williams
    • Will Wheaton

    Also, Will Wheaton has stated that D&D and other role playing games are huge in the acting community of HollyWood, but noone wants to talk about it publicly because it has such an "uncool" stigma associated with it. According to him many big name stars and a lot of the people he's worked with professionally would organize weekend games of it whenever they could squeeze it in between shooting schedules. Go figure.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:41 No.3519800
    Vin Diesel: The gaming nerd every other gaming nerd only WISHES they were as cool as.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:41 No.3519810
    A GenCon a few years ago, Will Wheaten said that Michael Dorn (The guy who played Worf) was the first DM he ever had outside of games at school before he got into acting.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:47 No.3519874
    Man, playing D&D with Harrison Ford would be fucking awesome!
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:48 No.3519881

    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:49 No.3519885

    He's not so cool anymore now that he's appeared in a ton of insipid movies like The Pacifier.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:49 No.3519894
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:50 No.3519898
    He's still cooler than us.
    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/25/09(Sun)21:50 No.3519907
    Worf.... the DM.
    I mean just the idea...
    I ll bet you that Patrick Stewart was involved at some point.

    Dorn stated numerous times that Stewart and him saw a lot of each other as friends outside of the set and that he helped him to really expand his characterizations (which led to all the Worf arcs on the show)
    I could picture Steward really getting into things as the DM, playing a whole variety of NPCs. I used to fucking hate TNG with a passion, well... I still do, but I got dragged to see him when I lived in England for his A christmas carol A one man show (it was just him on stage doing the roll of Scrooge. Pure awesome. I felt for the poor guy though.. all those fucking trekies that showed up to get autographs.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:50 No.3519908
    Because money is lame, amirite?

    Man's gotta make a living.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:53 No.3519935
    Yup, for every Chronicles of Riddick or Fast and the Furious "hey I just wanna work on some thing fun" movie, a man's gotta make a couple "big guy and little kid's" family movies or heaven forbid "gay cowboys eating pudding" art house film.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:53 No.3519938
    He seems pretty cool about it. He takes the big-name parts so he can finance the smaller theatre roles that he really loves.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:54 No.3519952
    Actors liking role playing? PREPOSTEROUS!
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:55 No.3519958

    Come on, he's vin fucking Diesel, he could have opted for better roles than the fucking Pacifier.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:56 No.3519970
    Patrick Stewart as King Richard the Lionheart in Robin Hood, Men in Tights was fucking epic.

    Also, ever since he played Xavier in the first X Men movie EVERY version of him sense has been trying to emulate Stewart's performance.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:59 No.3519999
    A quote from Michael Caine when asked if he has seen "Jaws: The Revenge". The worst Jaws movie of them all, in which he played a major character.

    "No, I haven't seen it. But I have seen the house it paid for, and it's quite lovely."
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)21:59 No.3520009


    >Vin Diesel
    >Bruce Campbell
    >Jack Black

    And the DM

    >Quentin Tarantino

    You now hear all your fellow players in these identities.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:00 No.3520016
    It pays good money and it's an easy role. Why WOULDN'T you take it?
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:01 No.3520021
    I know. It's so unthinkable.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:01 No.3520028

    Pick your GM and 4 other players from this list. Go!

    GM: George R.R. Martin
    PCs: Vin Diesel, Robin Williams, Nelly, Sarah Michelle Geller
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:01 No.3520029

    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/25/09(Sun)22:02 No.3520048
    True, but all the comic book and sci fi roles... seriously... fuck I'd want to shoot myself if I had to deal with the fuckheaded fans that can't get "I'm just an actor, not the character. Get a grip" through their neckbeardy heads.

    Those people are precisely the reason I don't go to cons. That and the fucking fat MALE retards that dress up like Sailor moon and Fay Valentine from Cowboy bebop. God... I wish that there really was such a thing as eye bleach. Man-Fay is just WRONG

    But back on topic. It's amazing how many big names out there have been or continue to be gamers. And even more amazing that it's still got the stigma of being only for geeks and nerds.
    Fuck, when I was in the military I can't remember how many times I walked into a dayroom on the weekends and found two or three dozen guys and girls clustered at tables with their books and dice out and gaming. (For those who don't know, in military on base barracks housing has "dayrooms" where you have TVs, pool tables, ping pong tables, and whatnot for entertainment. Frequently the Ping pong tables ended up being turned into gaming boards for mini combat, D&D, and the like. Ask a room of Vets to raise their hands if they played D&D for more than a year, I'll bet 75% or more of them will raise their hands.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:02 No.3520049
    The most GAR game ever.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:05 No.3520087
    >>• Terry Pratchett

    This is the only name I was really glad to see on the list, but I knew that already.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:05 No.3520088
    I've seen extremely hairy man-Lum/Lamu.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:06 No.3520094
    I once played in a GURPS game where every character was Vin Diesel from his various movies, Plot had something to do with that Arnold Schwarzenegger movie where the action hero gets transported into the real world.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:07 No.3520105
    robert jordan played as well it was in the forword for the WoT d20 game.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:08 No.3520115

    You know, I really shouldn't judge him. Put like that, yeah, there is no reason not to take the role. Sorry, vin. Wasn't thinking clearly.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:08 No.3520118
    Fuck you seth green, you're a piece of shit
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:08 No.3520122
    The Last Action Hero!
    With a cast of all Vin Diesels?
    Sir, you are awesome.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:09 No.3520126

    DM: Raymond E. Feist
    P1: Matthew Lillard
    P2: Nathan Fillian
    P3: Vin diesel
    P4: Sarah Michelle Gellar
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:10 No.3520131

    I see what you did there, pretending you haven't seen "Last Action Hero" a thousand times...
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:10 No.3520133
    goddamn, needs a photoshopped movie poster, stat
    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/25/09(Sun)22:11 No.3520140
    DM:Armin Shimmermann (This is Quark from ST:DS9)

    Robin Williams (Playing a Kender Fighter/Thief) OH FUCK!
    Billy Crystal (Playing a Mage)
    Bruce Campell (Playing a Paladin or Fighter)
    Steven colbert (A Cleric of Mitra)
    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/25/09(Sun)22:14 No.3520168
    just watching them try to outdo each other would be the best part

    each of them alone is a show stealer, together it'd be such a competition for the spotlight they'd bring out the best in each other
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:24 No.3520261
    "But this time Vin has to play something other than a barbarian or archer."

    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:26 No.3520273
    Add Charlie Stross (author) to the list. The man created Githyanki, Githerazi, and Slaad, a long time before becoming a best-selling science fiction author.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)22:32 No.3520341
    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/25/09(Sun)23:47 No.3520987
    His comments were absolutely spot on about playing it in the "old days". Before computers and computer games.
    The D&D and the mindset we had back then was very different from the gamers today and the type of game D&D is/has become .

    When a lot of that generation was growing up, fantasy was Tolkien, Donaldson,Michael Moorcock, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Roger Zelazny, MB Zimmer, Robert Asprin, L. Sprague De Camp, Lewis Carroll, Ray, bradbury. Pretty much every FRPGer back then knew who these people were, had read hundreds of GOOD fiction books (Not the Drizz't crap you find today) and their play was informed by the work of these writers.

    But back to the point, there was no WoW, no Final fantasy, it was all drawn from books. A lot of gamers today haven't even picked up one of the books by these great authors... so is it any wonder that they sneer at grognards and say "You're just remembering it with Nostalgia coloring your old eyes. It was shit back then " When in fact the problem is that they haven't read the books that informed us what high fantasy was to players back then. As a result explaining old style D&D to a lot of younger players is like trying to describe an elephant to a blind man.

    Fantasy was Classic Conan, The Grey Mouser, The vulgar Unicorn. It wasn't Hollywood action adventure.

    Vin touched on a point there that explains a lot of why there's such a gap between old school gamers and more current gamers
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)23:58 No.3521071
    But what does he think of 4th ed? This answer is important to me.
    >> Anonymous 01/25/09(Sun)23:59 No.3521088
    When questioned, he said it was a SHIT TWINKY, then punched an elderly gentleman in the face and said DURRCLANG!
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)00:00 No.3521090

    Geez grandpa, did you have to walk uphill to school in a snowstorm too? Tell us what it was like to ration during the war!
    >> Mouse !r9w.Zv6o7o 01/26/09(Mon)00:03 No.3521122

    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)00:04 No.3521140
    The Complete Strategist is probably the coolest game store I've ever been in. I went in when visiting New York, and it was huge and packed with all sorts of shit, new and old.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)00:14 No.3521219
    Manson probably just added D&D to his list because it'd piss off religious folks.
    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/26/09(Mon)00:18 No.3521254
    >>3521090Geez grandpa, did you have to walk uphill to school in a snowstorm too?

    And thus "TCTKG" raises it's head.

    Actually, no, dickhead, I had to walk uphill in the ash of a fucking VOLCANO. Our school buses broke down because the fucking volcanic ash got into the engines and destroyed them, so we walked uphill to the school while the sky rained sulfurous ash on us.

    The point here is that there's something to be said for the differences in life experience creating different play experiences. Me, I've likely got more than a few years on you, and if I've got a history of having read a great deal more books and had my play style informed by them, that it makes sense that maybe my world view is a little DEEPER than yours, kiddo.

    Alsom that maybe that kids your age, but ones who grew up reading better literature than you might have styles of playing D&D that are vastly BETTER than your style. I'm not assuming that ALL younger players haven't read classical fantasy, but chances are most have not, and thus their idea of what D&D is, is vastly different than mine, or others who are more steeped in heroic fantasy literature.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)00:23 No.3521283
    I agree, a vast amount of cultural knowledge has been lost in the transition of generations. But that doesn't mean you have to be a dick about it. Even as you qualify your statements, you maintain an aura of haughtiness. Step off your high horse and actually think about why things are the way they are.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)00:25 No.3521312

    This is a reasonable post, except that I disagree with how reading Classical Literature somehow makes you better. I've got 3 guys who've read all the classics, but are still bigger dickweeds and terrible roleplayers than the other two who only got in because they liked the way the LoTR movies looked. And no, they aren't playing Elves.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)00:33 No.3521365

    Ok,i'll bite.


    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)00:34 No.3521376

    /r/ing rule 34
    >> Shirou !lORCIa01Kk 01/26/09(Mon)00:41 No.3521427

    Well there's nothing wrong with throwing in things like action adventure or over the top dramatics into roleplaying.

    Yes things change and they change because the kids see them that way. As a guy who's read Conan and LOTR I can see what makes those books great and how you can base DnD off them but I see no need why DnD must remain secular to that. It is, in the end, a game and a game is only dependent on who's playing it and to what ends.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)00:41 No.3521429
    Went into this thread expecting a shitstorm of Vin Diesel hate.

    Instead I was pleasantly surprised to see /tg/ likes the man. Well done
    >> Shirou !lORCIa01Kk 01/26/09(Mon)00:42 No.3521439

    How can you not like Vin Diesel?

    He's like a Schwarzenegger you can comprehend.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)00:46 No.3521471
    While the majority of his movies are not of the highest caliber he seems like a pretty decent guy
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)00:55 No.3521516

    I concur with reservations. Being well read gives you a head start but if you're crap that won't save you.

    Those idiot neckbeards-to-be? They were around in '87. I was pretty active in my local gaming club up to... '03 or so, and do you know?

    The influx of neckbeards-to-be was pretty much constant, and so was the influx of awesome new players.
    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/26/09(Mon)01:02 No.3521567
    Oh, don't get me wrong, I know what you're saying here. There have always been shitty players and shitty dm's who have read tons of good stuff and are still shitty. What can you do about it? Not much.

    What's sad though is that there are tons of good players who are potentially great players that are languishing because they haven't learned about good high fantasy.

    I think of it like the difference between a kid's taste, and an adult's taste in foods. I'm not talking about age here... I'm talking about taste. You can have a kid who has very adult tastes, and adults who've never been exposed to the whole spectrum of tastes so that their palate matures. A lot of young gamers only know a more "pop culture" view of fantasy. They might be great gamers with just that, but if they'd been exposed to better source material, they might be even better.

    Well there's nothing wrong with throwing in things like action adventure or over the top dramatics into roleplaying.
    Yes things change and they change because the kids see them that way. As a guy who's read Conan and LOTR I can see what makes those books great and how you can base DnD off them but I see no need why DnD must remain secular to that.

    I agree with you, there's nothing wrong with drama, even over the top stuff. And I'm not saying it should be frozen in time either. What I'm saying is that younger gamers are missing out on the chance to not just be informed by modern sources, but by the sources that created the game itself.
    I mean look at things today, Rowlings and her Harry potter crap are celebrated while great fantasy authors like Zelazny aren't even fucking discussed in college classes.

    I'm not trying to snob it up here, but fuck, man! These books should be required fucking reading for gamers, just so they have a feel for Heroic fantasy beyond the Ring movie trilogy, Hercules the Legendary Journeys, and Harry Potter.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:07 No.3521602

    ironically I've never even heard of that author, or half of them you keep referencing - yeah I'm a younger gamer so bite me, but kind of hard to expect the youngin's to know about things that you oldies seem to keep hidden from the public like a god damn holy grail in a dragon-guarded dungeon.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:08 No.3521612
    Little known fact: Durring the filming of The Pacifier, Vin Diesel was so tortured by his own genius that he committed suicide with a hair dryer.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:08 No.3521615
    Why does he have breasts?
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:10 No.3521626
    >I think of it like the difference between a kid's taste, and an adult's taste in foods. I'm not talking about age here... I'm talking about taste. You can have a kid who has very adult tastes, and adults who've never been exposed to the whole spectrum of tastes so that their palate matures. A lot of young gamers only know a more "pop culture" view of fantasy. They might be great gamers with just that, but if they'd been exposed to better source material, they might be even better.

    I find that beyond a certain point, taste in literature is a personal thing, rather than a measurable level of quality.

    As far as I can tell, if they aren't interested in old High Fantasy, then reading a book about it won't change them. Similarly, there are those who like the Action Adventure Hollywood feel over the old books, and this is a valid opinion as well.

    Assigning values like Childish and Adult tastes doesn't really apply unless you're comparing a children's book, or one of extremely questionable quality (DRIZZ'T!!), to a more advanced novel, English-wise.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:10 No.3521627

    you seem like a smart young man, why haven't you realised that you have to put in effort at finding the good shit and not take the word of mass appeal and bestseller lists as the one true source of quality
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:11 No.3521637
    Coolest thing I've seen the idea of Worf as my GM.

    Search your heart /tg/ you know it to be true.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:11 No.3521639
    So then the question becomes "What are /tg/'s must read stories?"

    Post the novel and the game/genre that it applies to.

    The Black Company by Glen Cook - Low Fantasy
    Neuromancer by William Gibson - Cyberpunk
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:11 No.3521645

    in fact that works for music too.

    Or movies.

    And hentai mind control manga.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:12 No.3521651

    unfortionately there isn't a /book/ where I can say "i liked this, what should I read?" or it'd be a lot easier.

    On the other hand, I am up to date on my graphic novels...
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:12 No.3521653
    You are know visualizing Vin Diesel as a Space Marine Chaplain in a feature length Warhammer 40k Movie.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:13 No.3521659

    I've never heard of some of those guys either, and wouldn't have had a chance to. Describe some of their work and why it is relevant.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:15 No.3521676

    This might sound a little sketchy at face value, but try hitting up amazon and going through the automatd recommendations and user recommendations and most importantly, the listmania lists. All that and googling should do fucking wonders to inform you on what you might want to bother with.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:17 No.3521687
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    I CAME

    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:18 No.3521699
    My secret confession is that I enjoyed Chronicles of Riddick...
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:19 No.3521705


    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:20 No.3521708
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:30 No.3521799
    This thread should be archived just because of the 'teh moar u no'-ness of it
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:30 No.3521807

    So Chronicles of Riddick with a 40k flavour then.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)01:36 No.3521843
    What are you on about? Vin is probably the most Space Marine looking actor in operation today.
    >> That Damn Mouse 01/26/09(Mon)01:39 No.3521866
    I know Fillian played River in a Firefly RPG held at a convention a lil' while back.

    And I also know Robin Williams collects Space Marines - custom chapter if I recall correctly.
    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/26/09(Mon)01:56 No.3521985
    ironically I've never even heard of that author, or half of them you keep referencing - yeah I'm a younger gamer so bite me,

    Okay, first off... attitude. I get it, you don't wanna be talked down to. Got it. At the same time, the best way to get someone's respect is not to channel Bart Simpson.

    but kind of hard to expect the youngin's to know about things that you oldies seem to keep hidden from the public like a god damn holy grail in a dragon-guarded dungeon.

    Dude, we're not hiding them. There's these things called Bibliographies in the back of some of the books. I know for a fact that the old PHB and DMG had them and they reeled off dozens if not hundreds of names of good authors. Ya know... this has given me an idea.

    I'm going to compile a bunch of these books in pdf format for you younger gamers and torrent them (or maybe someone can host if off rapid share)

    So let's hear from some other old foggies about about what fantasy books you'd recommend for younger gamers to give them more feel for the books that informed your gaming style back in the days.

    I'll start with Robert Asprin (since someone named by favorite series by Glen Cook) His Thievesworld series. Starting with Thieve's World (book I) and Tales from the Vulgar unicorn (book II) These were anthologies (collections of stories) that all using a shared world and characters by some of the best authors of sci fi and fantasy of the time. Authors who contributed to these books were Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Asprin, John Brunner, Lynn Abbey, Poul Anderson, Andrew Offutt, Joe Hademan, and Christine De Wees.
    It's like reading about a campaign setting through the eyes of the characters as they are used by each of the various authors. Excellent stories all.
    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/26/09(Mon)02:02 No.3522025
    Oh, another good one... Glen Cook's Dread Empire series.

    Serious head fuckery goes on in this series, a real middle eastern flavor runs throughout.

    Fucking awesome stories, and they really give a ground's eye view of the setting. Very little Hollywood type action adventure here... it's more gritty grimdark fantasy.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)02:53 No.3522332
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    I saw a pregnant Princess Leia in the Gold Bikini at GenCon '07. She looked like she was gonna drop that kid at any time. The awful pattern of the veins of her stomach have been burned into my brain.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)02:59 No.3522359
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    Colbert is a Paladin
    >> Ifuritasfan !!v09L1F0F0uU 01/26/09(Mon)03:27 No.3522509
    He'd have to be the cleric.. because noone could be a better Paladin than Bruce Campbell, and there's simply no way they could share space at the gaming table trying to out Paladin each other.

    SC: I'm the one true paladin at this table
    BC: Son, I was schoolin' chaos and evil in the ways of "smite" before you were born, stand aside and let a Real Paladin show you how it's done.
    SC Oh it's on now, pal... It's ON!
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)03:36 No.3522572

    He'll be my idol once he does the Hannibal Barca film he's been itching to make.

    So long as he doesn't niggerify them. Let the africans celebrate the asskicking of Makuria against the Hajjis, Carthage isn't theirs.
    >> That Damn Mouse 01/26/09(Mon)03:43 No.3522613

    I love the fact that most people know Hannibal for taking the Elephants over the Alps, but don't realise that out of 40 elephants, only 3 survived the fucking trip.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)03:44 No.3522623
    I would pay to see this.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)03:48 No.3522646
    I thought it was only one.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)03:48 No.3522647

    >Also, Will Wheaton has stated that D&D and other role playing games are huge in the acting community of HollyWood, but noone wants to talk about it publicly because it has such an "uncool" stigma associated with it. According to him many big name stars and a lot of the people he's worked with professionally would organize weekend games of it whenever they could squeeze it in between shooting schedules. Go figure.

    As an actor myself, I can probably tell you why that's so. It's essentially a form improv acting where instead of providing a role for the director or film, you do it for yourself. It's far more liberating than working with egotistical fucks that demand that you adhere to their vision instead of actually throwing in some variety in your performance that will give some meaning to the part.

    That or they're just nerds.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)03:49 No.3522654

    Scarlet Johansen as the orc barbarian
    >> That Damn Mouse 01/26/09(Mon)03:52 No.3522672

    I'm pretty sure a few made it through. Just not many.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)03:59 No.3522708
    >• Biohazard (band)

    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:01 No.3522719

    Wow, fucking egotistical or what, you think that only the books you like or read can possibly give you an entertaining game? I am a twenty one year old man, I have a variety of interests, including acting professionally when the work is available, and I have in the past two years started to role play. I can't find myself getting into the world of DnD for this exact reason, all the gaming groups that play this are intent on adhering to old old OLD fucking stereotypes and retarded retellings of tolkein's tales. It SUCKS, You old bastards have absolutely no capacity for change or elaboration. Orks are always stpid, dwarves like metals, elves are extremely homo. The first time I played DnD, I decided to make an Orc Character that had been orn with surprising intellect, not a half orc, a ful blooded orc. I was willing to say as a result of him trying to use his intellect to stop intertribe fighting, he got beaten up quite a bit and was basically as strong as a human due to grevious injuries.

    Wow. Do you know what happened? I got told that I had to play an elf druid or go to a different table.

    Fuck you and your old.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:04 No.3522736
    ironically elf druids were an illegal class/race mix until very recently
    >> подметно 01/26/09(Mon)04:05 No.3522741
    icing on the cake of lols
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:06 No.3522748
    Why so surprised?
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:06 No.3522749
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    Well, they probably had a distaste for the misfit outcast from an "evil" society who has some sort of unusual talent and just wants to prove that he is good.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:08 No.3522761

    They're just not a band I would expect to play D&D. At all. It shows just how universal nerdliness really is.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:09 No.3522766
    this thread definitely boosted mah self esteem. thank yew
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:09 No.3522768

    I never said he was good. The intention I had for my character was that he was going to unite the orcish tribes and wreak sum fukken havoc. To do it he was going to get him some magical items to cow the general populace into subservience- thus alllying with a group of wandering adventurers to get his cut of the loots, etc.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:15 No.3522801

    do you play Rifts?
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:16 No.3522809
    Dude, not the poster you're responding to, but with an attitude like that it's no wonder that you were encouraged to go elsewhere. I'd have seen you coming and told you the same thing.

    From the sounds of it you're a 21 year old BOY... one that thinks that anything you just pulled out of your ass = good automatically.

    I'm 18 and while I'm not entirely sure I can agree with the other poster completely, I can agree that you're a fucknut. Tell me, you claim you're an actor, would you just let some spaz show up at an audition and tell the other people in the play, I don't want to play the role of a businessman in this play, I wanna be a pirate... Arggh... yar! You'd fucking boot him. Guess what? you were the spaz.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:17 No.3522815

    you forgot the most technically gifted powerforward in nba history: Tim Duncan

    he has a fuckin merlin tattoo or some shit
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:18 No.3522819
    >>3522809Dude, not the poster you're responding to

    hey I'm not the dude you're responding to

    but did you read what the dude you're responding to was responding to?

    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:19 No.3522828
    Your analogy breaks down when you consider that choosing your character is the norm in RPGs.

    You dumbass.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:21 No.3522838
    Oh go blow it out your ass. Old gamers were no better than modern gamers, just different. Quite frankly, the fantasy genre was stagnating all to fuck. For every good author you had 12 trying to emulate either Howard, Moorcock, or Tolkien.

    Bear in mind that a lot of groups these days are starting to burn out from seeing "difurnt and yooneek" fantasy, many of them just want to stick to the old classics that they grew up on. That said, what the group did was dickish, just because they appreciate classics doesn't mean that characters shouldn't still be individuals. It sounded like you had a fairly believable concept. It was a bad group, that's all.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:28 No.3522876

    You're a powergamer aren't you?

    That's the only conclusion I can draw from the fact that you seem to think that equating playing a game where you can choose your own character and how you want to play it, and a play where everyone is required to play a certain part to get across the meaning of the text, equals a burn.

    You think in terms of numbers and having classes to cover all combat eventualities. I bet if you had to be a wizard, you'd take a fucking eladrin EVERY GODDAMN TIME as your race class, and would sneer at anyone who dared to say that a dwarf is just as fun to play.

    No john, you are the 21 year old boy.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:29 No.3522883
    Yeah, But, I've read a lot of books and I see what he means.

    I mean, okay, suppose you're an actor, right?

    Shouldn't you have read a lot of famous plays so you know your craft? Shouldn't you at least know like Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet and other stuff by Shakespear? I think the other guy was saying something like that. That if you rp that you should know about that sort of fiction.

    Wouldn't you like think an actor that didn't know about
    Shakespear and other famous play writers must not be very well informed and probably isn't too good?

    So a role player that hasn't read good books about fantasy stuff is like that actor that hasn't read any good plays or read good books on how to act well.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:30 No.3522893
    You're an idiot and just made an assload of baseless assumptions about his post. By the way, Dwarves make better wizards from a powergaming standpoint, orb of imposition is wisdom based and their ability increases have no defense overlap.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:35 No.3522922

    Imagine being not only 7' tall, but possibly the most underrated big man in all of NBA history. And living in Texas.

    Now imagine trying to find a DnD group in this predicament.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:38 No.3522941

    don't eat a dick dude
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:41 No.3522962
    The cool part about Robin Williams is he played 40K. Ran Orks.
    I mean, in one of his rolls he played an alien named Mork from the Planet Ork!
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:43 No.3522972

    OP of the post about the orc here. You would be surprised to know that the majority of actors that i've worked with dislike, though highly respect, shakespeare's work. The problem with Shakespeare is that it's over four hundred year old and the only real reason that Shakespeare is given such a great standing is that, really, prior to his work, there was no theatre. I'm dead serious, the Catholic church essentially outlawed original theatre for about seven hundred years. They thought that people who played evil people would in turn become evil themselves and the only way to express any form of originality was by tacking on a bit extra to the bible stories that was just about the only performance allowed.

    Good example, mack the sheppard, he steals a sheep from one of the three wise men, the wise men berate him and make him see the error of his ways, then they all go see jesus.

    What I'm trying to say is that like the fantasy fiction that the guy posted, the only reason shakespeare is sort of reverred is that it was really the FIRST good material for the respective disciplines. Not the only good material.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:43 No.3522976
    No, I don't think that.

    Acting is a method, not a study. It does not require you to know history to do well, it requires the ability to emulate emotion and personality, to convey feeling that you don't yourself possess.

    Why the fuck would you need to read Hamlet to do that? It's not like it teaches you how or even helps you to do it better.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:45 No.3522984

    Another youngster here - I'm 21.

    Personally, I *have* read stuff like LotR and Conan (LotR when I was twelve, actually. Loved it, still do, and reread it frequently)... but I'd never make a game that is anything like it. Awesome stories, but not the kind of thing I feel makes good stuff for an actual game. So I prefer to rip off some other, more popcultural (to a point) stuff, without the slightest shame.

    Call my tastes kiddy, if you want, I don't particularly care - I have always agreed wih Mr Carroll in that regard - but given how much fun we're having, I'd have to ask you to kindly stop saying my style is "WORSE".
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:45 No.3522986
    There's this, too.

    I'm not an actor or anything like that, but it amazes me sometimes that people rant and rave about books, music, plays, and other shit that's hundreds of years old, yet half the time I don't hear anyone talking about any modern work of art that's actually good.

    I mean, I've met dozens of classical music buffs who don't even know who Holst is.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:46 No.3522989

    Well, that was glaringly obvious, but it never hurts to understand the past.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:46 No.3522993
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    List is missing Kari Byron.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:47 No.3522996
    It never hurts, no, but it's not a fucking requirement either.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:48 No.3522998
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    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:51 No.3523007
    >Last year over 25,000 people took part on the day and there were plenty of celebrity players attending the event too. Vin Diesel, Mike Myers and Robin Williams all participated in the Worldwide Dungeons and Dragons Game Day

    4th edition Lol. But really, that's cool.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:51 No.3523012
    To everyone that said GRRM as a DM:


    Fuck I just hope the slow bastard doesn't die of a heart attack before he finishes.

    Also, as a better choice of a great DM: Steven Erikson. Holy fuck, Malazan is even better than SoIaF and I fucking loved SoIaF. And he can keep a consistent speed on writing.

    Or, shit, just give me Patrick Stewart, if only for the voice.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:52 No.3523019
    >Or, shit, just give me George Takei, if only for the voice.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:53 No.3523027
    >Fuck I just hope the slow bastard doesn't die of a heart attack before he finishes.

    I remember when we used to joke about this in regards to Jordan. Haha ahhhhhh ;_;
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:54 No.3523032
    Oh shit. And a side bonus, it wouldn't feel creepy if my character had sex with an NPC, because, fuck, I'd go gay for Takei.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:55 No.3523039
    You can actually learn from the old texts, techniques that are used for particular stagecraft. Let's just say that you scored a role in The Tempest, that's going to be recreated classically, no mechanical aids. that's the selling point, ye olde theatre, ye olde style.

    But you've never studied shakespeare. How the fuck are you meant to articulate the point of the play if you can't understand what you're saying. By actually reading and understanding the history of shakespeare, you get a greater understanding of how to read and perform it. A big point in favour of this is, have you ever noticed that in the solliloquys the main point of the little dialogue sems to be repeated three times, albeit in a slightly different fashion each time? That's because back in the day you had to address each part of the audience in turn, because you simply wouldn't be heard otherwise. To the front, the first third, to the left, the second third, to the right, the last third. Just look at how the globe is arranged and you'll see that this is basically the reason why. Tiers and tiers of seating, even above the stage itself, but that was mainly for the rich fuckers to show off their latest threads. Silliloquys and the basis for their use, a summation of the plot points to date, basically formed the precursor for the modern monologue. A lot of current techniques are based of outdated methods of articulation. Amazing really.

    So yeah, not a requirement, but it can be extremely helpful.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:56 No.3523043
    I'm gonna ask for sauce, cause I can't find that statement anywhere on teh interwebs despite the fact that Mr. Wheaton is a well known presence on the webz.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)04:58 No.3523055
    >• Judy Dench

    She didn't play D&D, Vin Diesel just talked to her about it when they were shooting Chronicles of Riddick. He showed her his splatbooks in her trailer and discussed elementals with her.

    >> Lynx !!KY+lVSl0s2m 01/26/09(Mon)05:00 No.3523064
    I can't stop seeing this in my head.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:04 No.3523082
    He's far too sedate to be a Chaplain.

    Maybe a scout captain.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:05 No.3523088
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    man i liked the Amber books...

    Go Read Them! Planeswalking degenerate nobles who live at the center of creation...and some of the best dialogue i have ever read in print.

    Also Corwin was here
    all else are fags(except Dierdre)

    pic related
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:13 No.3523109
    and thus a thread dies.
    >> hyperion !!LtgOgT0wJFN 01/26/09(Mon)05:14 No.3523115
    They're called unflexed pectorals, de- OH JESUS SHIT LOOK AT THOSE MILK SACKS
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:19 No.3523131
    Judy Dench

    So, ummm, lemme get this straight. He had a hot girl in his trailer (or whatever actors call it) and he sat around in there with her...and they talked splatbooks and elementals???

    Holy Fuck! He is a D&D player!

    And for her to actually sit there and talk about it with him, no way she's not a gamer too.

    If either one of them were even half way normal non gamers they'd have stopped the other one and said something like "Look. I'm hot, you're hot. Screw this D&D crap. We're having sex, now." That they both sat around and talked about D&D... nerds, the both of them.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:21 No.3523142
    So, uh, your point is it's good to know Shakespeare when you're doing it?

    No shit.

    But how about when, you're doing, say, Groovy!, a musical tribute to the 1960's?
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    >Judi Dench

    >Hot babe

    Well... if you're into granny porn, maybe...
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:26 No.3523166
    >>Bruce Campbell

    OH GOD YES! Can you imagine him as a DM?
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:27 No.3523171
    For an old woman, Judi Dench looks pretty damn good. She's also a Dame.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:28 No.3523173
    Vin Diesel supposedly has a Khorne tattoo on his back.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:28 No.3523174
    >>3522996Well, that was glaringly obvious, but it never hurts to understand the past.
    >>3522996It never hurts, no, but it's not a fucking requirement either.

    "Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat its mistakes" -George Santayana

    Sounds like good advice no matter how you apply it.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:28 No.3523175
    Nah, he'd have to be one of the players.
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    Tell me you wouldn't.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:29 No.3523187

    Learn about the history of the sixties and utilise the techniques of the age. Or, if it's a modernisation, try to understand the point of the musical in terms of politics. A lot of plays had a very row row fight the power vibe.

    either way, we're just dancing around the obvious. It helps performance to understand the past, but it's not essential.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:31 No.3523192
    Ack, never mind. I read the other comment calling it Hawt and I just assumed.
    He's like all action adventure guy, so I assumed hot starlet. Not grandma.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:33 No.3523204
    Judi Dench is hot as fuck. I bet she goes like a train.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:34 No.3523208
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:35 No.3523222

    nigger i shit trains now what
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:35 No.3523224
    My point isn't that researching the material isn't important.

    My point was that for an actor to not know much about Shakespeare beyond what everyone else does is not a bad thing, and it's certainly not required reading.

    Sure, if you're doing a play on it, reading it is important, yes.

    But if you never, ever do any of his plays in your acting career, what the fuck does it matter that you don't know much about him?

    Yes it is. It's a general, open ended quote that has only the loosest relevance to do with the topic at hand.

    Make you own god damn points instead of depending on quotes for them.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)05:37 No.3523232
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    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)06:04 No.3523357
    I just randomly jumped into this thread.

    I haven't even read all of it.

    I wasn't trolling either, not really, I just dislike the idolization that old author and writers get when there's dozens of modern writers who deserve praise as well.

    But yea, I guess I was half trolling.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)06:04 No.3523359
    Hey, do you have the one where the teacher gets her to solve the math problem and she ends up drawing Miu & Sensei yuri'ing it up on the blackboard, then Miu is out in the hall bondaged up?
    >> Arcbound 01/26/09(Mon)06:15 No.3523408
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    Sadly, no.

    Have three dykes.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)07:58 No.3523875
    A while back, George R.R. Martin's gaming group ran a superhero campaign.

    Then they realised they were all writers, and were having way too much fun. Thus was born the Wildcards series.

    Also to the classical fantasy literature stuff -

    But seriously I'd be just as happy to play with people into Jeff Vandermeer, China Miéville and Neil Gaiman even if they've never read Elric or The Shadow Over Innsmouth or whatever. As long as they were willing to give them a read when they had the time.
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)09:42 No.3524310
    Archive this thread
    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)10:03 No.3524417
    Archive this shit!

    >> Anonymous 01/26/09(Mon)10:24 No.3524517
    i seem to have a dilemma here...

    i've read some classic fantasy (tolkien, dante if you want to count it), and i've read some more contemporary fantasy (feist), and i've read "new" fantasy (paolini, rowling). i suppose i read them for the rollicking adventures that they bring to mind.

    but i've never drawn anything more than the barest concepts from any of them.

    and i mean the barest, like the redemption of an evil character or the resurrection of a great evil. i've only once built a character designed to be based off a particular person or character (johnny knoxville, actually).

    even with all of that, i've been told that i run a very good, even great game from all of my players, including a 25 year veteran of the game (i'm 21).

    i think it's unfair to say that by not having read those particular works of fantasy, you're never going to reach past a certain skill level as a DM. conservations of the classics is important, but as a DM, i'd rather figure out how a world i'm building works on my own, rather than using preset fantasy guidelines laid out for me by the "masters of the craft."

    likewise, the view that players should be familiar with a particular writer or story only applies if you're building based off of a preconcieved world. we will be taking part in a Dark Heresy campaign soon, and everybody is reading up on the 40K fluff, especially about the Imperium. but in our current D20 modern game, we're using a version of Earth of my creation, and so they look to learn the fluff of my world.

    learn your game. learn your players, learn your DM. don't worry too much about the differences between tolkien's elves and santa's elves.

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