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3 years 1 month ago #2894 by Kelemelan
Kelemelan replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
Wouldn't know. I've watched these stuff going on for years since roleplayers and miniatures wargamers were meeting side by side when I was muuuuch younger but it never piqued my interest. Felt way too tedious and too repetitive. I am looking for the panache, the flair, the grandiose in things, and just tactical mathematical thinking isn't my thing. :)

Note that this applies to many computer games. I get quickly bored if it's just about bashing. ;)

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3 years 1 month ago #2895 by caenissnow
caenissnow replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
@Kelemelan

What about solo play? I just went on my solo character and played for about an hour in GW2. Had a ton of fun. Helped out some beginning players, jumped in on a bunch of events, did about half of a map, resurrected a few who were struggling and got an amazing random drop.... A level 80 piece of jewelry that goes toward earning an end game piece. You can't really play like, when you only have a little time and you're in the mood, right?

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3 years 1 month ago #2896 by Kelemelan
Kelemelan replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
If I read you correctly, you helped beginning players, resurrected a few and so on, so it's not exactly solo. ;)

Now for this kind of quick games, if I wanted to do something like that in PnP, I'd pick one GM, just one player for a quick fast paced game where there won't be any interruption because players are not going to chitchat about their old aunt Mary since there's only one player so he/she can be full time in the game and do whatever he/she pleases. If she's a healer, what you'e describing would work fine, of course you'd be relating to NPCs played by the GM but as long as it's fun... :)

I seem to remember some trends about roleplaying without GM but tbh I've little to no faith in that one. I believe a GM is compulsory, because sometimes, the rules have to be bent, and that requires a human brain behind the steering will :P .

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3 years 1 month ago #2897 by caenissnow
caenissnow replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
When I say I helped out players, there were no words said. I mean i got a few thank yous, but no one asked for anything. I just ran in, saw a problem and helped. A unique and amazing thing about GW2 is the dynamic way the world works. You see a player is low on health and you can just run in and heal or kill whatever is attacking them and keep going. Everyone who hits the thing gets equal credit so no one is out anything, no grouping or partying is required, but it feels more akin to helping out an NPC in a solo game. So in that respect, yeah... it's still very solo. I do the same thing with NPCs. I see a guard is low on health I jump in. I can heal and help kill whatever is attacking him.

But in any case, so really, you'd still need a GM to play your PnP game. What if someone designed a solo GM software? You could use it as a group or just for yourself... Probably, something like that already exists, but I was just thinking about it while waiting for my router/modem to restart.... Internet issues tonight.

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3 years 1 month ago #2898 by Kelemelan
Kelemelan replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
You don't need a specific soft. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. :)

A standard VTT soft works perfectly fine for just one player and one GM.

Now, if you're thinking about a virtual GM, then it's not gonna work, because I've known flesh and blood GMs who threw in aliens in a hill street blues-like campaign and I'm quite doubtful about the ability of a computer to surprise us with stuff like that... and I am expecting stuff like that, not bashing mobs, otherwise, I'd be looking for it in mmorpgs, if you get my drift. ;P

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3 years 1 month ago #2899 by caenissnow
caenissnow replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
Yep. I was referring to a virtual GM for a brief solo game.

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