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I enjoy that structure and the first-person narrative, but some of his readers seem to have big objections to both.
I decided to update Goodreads yesterday because I'd been posting books in this thread but not keeping Goodreads up to snuff. When I went to Facebook, I found it had posted every single one of my rated/reviewed changes to my Timeline. *headdesk*
I think it is important to also point out that if you are 50+ (like I am) and grew up playing D&D in the 70's and 80's it's easy to delude yourself into thinking that how it was then is how it is now,but it really isn't anymore. Most people get into the hobby, these days, because they were at a MTG tourney, or Pokémon tourney, Local game store's "board game Saturday" event, or other social gathering (comic convention, midnight book release, game convention, or other event).
That's a good point, and rather a shame. My friends and I got into D&D in 1977 because we overheard a game at University and asked the GM if we could join. It sounded like a blast and we were all into SF and fantasy. We had a mixed M/F group and loads of fun. I'm still close with many of that gaming group today. But I can say with confidence that none of us would have gone to a game shop, so we'd have never had a chance to overhear the fun or join this addictive hobby.
It's encouraging that schools have gaming clubs and that some teachers are introducing gaming to improve math, social, and organizational skills, but I guess it is somewhat more isolated than it was when I started playing.
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Alternatively, you could do as my parents used to do and regift something you had gotten as a white elephant gift on a previous occasion. In fact, in town we lived in while I was growing up, there was a "tradition" amongst the churchfolk that there was one specific item, I forget what it was, that was handed around every year as a white elephant gift. It had changed hands every year for over 20 years at the time we moved away.
I believe those are called "mathoms".
Found out yesterday that Denver has a traditional German Christmas market (Christkindlmarkt) near downtown. We'll go next weekend. I'm so excited! Haven't been to one since Munich/Innsbruck about 25 years ago. It's not going to be quite the same without the beautiful old town squares, but it'll be fun anyway.
Celestial Healer wrote:
At least you don't have to sing "Pomp and Circumstance" a bajillion times at every graduation.
I'm a female gamer/GM who started playing in the late 70's and ran a couple of sessions then. I took a loooooong break and came back to 3.5 in 2006. We then switched to Pathfinder when it came out.
I've never run into real trouble with players as a female GM. I have a low, quiet voice, so people tend to talk over me at the gaming table as well as everywhere else in life. At the table, a few threats of '-2' are sufficient to get everyone's attention. I also reward players who pay attention and help advance plot points and flesh out their characters. My focus is on creating an immersive world where players 'become' their characters and have the ability to act as freely and creatively as possible within the confines of their abilities, social position, and finances. Kinda like real life.
The biggest technical problem was the jump from d6 to d20 and hitting 3.5 at the very end of the splat book deluge. There was a TON of material to learn and my memory is poor. I feel I spend an inordinate amount of time prepping, but players have expressed appreciation for the time and effort I put into organizing play (in RL games -- I'm trying my first pbp and have found it tough to keep focus).
As an INTP, system mastery is kinda my thing, even though I am a person of boobage.