That was the sound of me crossing over the line into "theorizes too much for how much I'm playing."
It's weird on this side of the line. Uncomfy and unfulfilling.
So that's it, I guess. I gotta get some roleplaying actually roleplayed before I theorize any more. Otherwise I turn bitter, mean and entrenched and oog, I don't want that.
J, bring Under the Bed with you when you come?
In other news: thanks, Ben. Now I gotta watch stupid Master and Commander again to see if you're right. I was gonna use those three hours! I was gonna use them to play video games with. Yoshi's Island I think.
In other other news (and avert your eyes, mom): I've just watched the first two episodes of Deadwood. God damn is that some fucking foul-mouthed shit. Also, must every western anymore be about really lousy people?
1. On 2005-05-05, Ninja Hunter J wrote:
Were there to be enough time, I'd want to play a game and have a game played where I could take notes on what everyone was doing.
Fair warning: I watched Far Side of the World under rather ideal circumstances, with a friend who is very close and we very much have an Aubrey/Maturin sort of relationship. So I was predisposed to sympathize with the troubles.
But, you know, if you want to watch three hours of ship porn and find the plot in it (which is there, certainly), more power to you.
The cussin' of Deadwood seems like profanity for profanity's sake at first (look! we're on HBO!) but after four or five episodes it takes on the character of an historical vernacular in a way that simple old-timey lingo couldn't do.
That show has a character that ties for best TV character ever. I'll leave it to you to see who it is. The other parts of the tie, for reference (it's a 4-way split): Malcom Reynolds, Spike, John Locke.
I also get the "everyone's lousy" vibe that you're picking up. Stick with it. The show is way, way, way more complex than that.
I just realized, you know, I think all this theme stuff is for the birds. You can't do that and call it roleplaying. You need to have lots and lots of detailed rules for combat, and leave the rest for the players to just wing it, and that'll proive you with more satisfying play.
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P.S. - You're welcome, Vincent.
Actually, my wife Lisa and I figured out that she's Seth Bullock (Marshall turned hardware guy :) and I'm Sol Star (his partner). Figuratively, personality-wise speaking. Not 100%, but the closest among all characters on that show.
But yeah, Ralph is right. The whole show rocks. The characters all have issues and complexity to them.
Ahh, so you're watching the first season right now. I was getting a little confused. They're currently running the second season on HBO, which I've seen one episode of so far. Things get very.. Shakespearian.
Jason, yeah, that's correct -- per the DVD special features anyway. Another interesting tidbit that I hope the show eventually reaches is that within 2 years of being founded, Deadwood had more telephones than San Francisco...by virtue of the silly amounts of boom town wealth being pulled out of the ground.
Man, V., I'm bummed you weren't in on the Under the Bed game the other day. Not enough hours in a day!
You'll be here with Raven and me on Friday night. Raven is a non-gamer (though he's receptive and has enjoyed it on the one or two occasions when we've played, despite my use of GURPS), and that means that we have a fun situation that I think we should take advantage of and play something. Maybe Dogs (I'll run)? We're probably not enough people for Mountain Witch, which is too bad. We have so many options!