Back to un-video games. Who still plays D&D here, and if you do, is
it still fun with the over 40 crowd?
I played D&D in my 30's. It was still fun then. I suspect it would still be fun today but we all got too busy with family schedules to keep the game going.
I have been invited to play (DND), but found that there is invariably something else that I am needing to do as well. Online sounds like fun. Let me know if it ends up working Fleeb. Sounds like something that could be scheduled for later in the evening so one would not need to drive home.
It didn't work out. I'm not sure why... the first few sessions were nice, and did work, but people's schedules changed, and they don't do it anymore.
A shame. I bought my sister a nice microphone for the purpose of doing this , but I guess we aren't doing it anymore.
Crap, I was hoping to hear that it worked out. I guess that is a bit more of an in person game than I thought.
There's software to help with such environments. The software lays out the dungeon area, and allows a DM to manipulate the characters on the board, as well as their stats, and so on. But there's certainly a charm to playing in person that cannot be met remotely.
What it needs is 3-D virtual reality (and not needing to put a silly helmet on). If you can feel like you're actually sitting at a table with the other players, it would be almost like the real thing. (Except you can't pass around the munchies. There was this place in Reading, PA that had awesome spicy fried potato wedges that we always had on hand during gaming night.)
I've never tried going to one of those gaming venues scattered about. I think there's one in Frederick, MD. You know the kind of place... they almost always also sell comics.
Maybe I should consider that. I really enjoy playing RPGs, and a pen-n-paper campaign would be a welcome change from the video games.
and they set foot firmly on the path of evil.
I think I learned vi on a VAX machine, and an Amiga 500.
Vim really does port well to all kinds of platforms.
I can't be sure I used vi on that machine... but I know I used it on an Amiga.
Mon Sep 01 2014 11:46:42 EDT from zooerI used VAX/VMS but I don't remember the editor.
do you still remember howto change directories? ;-)
The latest Amiga OS is just Emacs.
This is true, concerning Amiga.
I think the OS is now targetted towards embedded devices, but it has lost much of its charm with the advances made since then.