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There is a new Facebook group for gamers who would rather play then spend countless hours arguing over the "proper" edition. If you agree, you should joing us.

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David Fryer wrote:
There is a new Facebook group for gamers who would rather play then spend countless hours arguing over the "proper" edition. If you agree, you should joing us.

Joined!


I'll soon be launching my counter-group, Edition Wars against Gamers.

You shall know no peace, techno-hippie!

Liberty's Edge

Mouthy Upstart wrote:

I'll soon be launching my counter-group, Edition Wars against Gamers.

You shall know no peace, techno-hippie!

We'll endure. We did so the last time! Onwards brave techno-hippies!

Ohh.... joined!

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[troll]

The new Facebook stinks! Everyone knows the old Facebook is the one true Facebook!

[/troll]

Liberty's Edge

James Martin wrote:

[troll]

The new Facebook stinks! Everyone knows the old Facebook is the one true Facebook!

[/troll]

I've got scorching ray and acid arrow prepared. Back away troll. I said back away. I don't want to hurt you, also I might need to use these spells later on...

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James Martin wrote:

[troll]

The new Facebook stinks! Everyone knows the old Facebook is the one true Facebook!

[/troll]

Pfft. The new Facebook fixes everything that was wrong with the old Facebook, smells like roses, and cures pinkeye.


YAY for tolerance!

Dark Archive

And so our group continues to grow, like a mold.


FIRST edition is the only edition! There will be no edition wars soon because I will win them!


Where is the Gamers against Ignorant Consumer Sheep Zombies page?


The Egg of Coot wrote:
FIRST edition is the only edition! There will be no edition wars soon because I will win them!

Only if you are talking Tunnels and Trolls, now if you were talking MERP then the 2nd Ed is the best, Of course 3rd Ed GURPS is my favourite but when they put more resources I think 4E GURPS might match it.

3E ShadowRun is the best edition but thats only because I haven't event looked at 4E because I cant be arsed.

I Love all editions of Role Master. Ultimate edition Rifts sucks just as much as the original but kicks arse flavour wise.

Dont get me started on Hero (mainly because have havent looked). I hear that the new WoD has Nerfed the Werewolves so second ed is my favourite.

I could go on for hours about WHFRP, Traveller, Twilight 2000 and BESM if you would like.

NARRRRRRRRF

:-b


Damn you, Fryer. ;-) I've been avoiding FB like the plague despite my woman's best efforts to get me to do it.

Then again, she also tells me I can get coupons...

...speaking of coupons ... oh leafy one, you need to go to HPB. For every $25 in purchases, they're passing out free 2010 calendars ... which have coupons to encourage the crack habit even more.

I got four of them yesterday after raiding two different locations. No ... she doesn't know yet. Taking her out to lunch got her off the trail for a couple days.

Liberty's Edge

[rhetorical]
Are people still arguing over this?
[/rhetorical]


Edition wars is like politics, religion, and Pete Rose. Not to be discussed at my dinner table. ;)


Urizen wrote:


Then again, she also tells me I can get coupons...

...speaking of coupons ... oh leafy one, you need to go to HPB. For every $25 in purchases, they're passing out free 2010 calendars ... which have coupons to encourage the crack habit even more.

I got four of them yesterday after raiding two different locations. No ... she doesn't know yet. Taking her out to lunch got her off the trail for a couple days.

Hey, thanks, Urizen. It's been years since I did that. What are the coupons like these days?

Heh...strategizing one's gaming purchases around one's wife. I have NO idea what you are talking about.


I'm in.
I am not sure if i should be proud, ashamed or just embarassed, but i'm in.
;)


Held off joining facebok until I became unemployed. This is my first group.


Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Hey, thanks, Urizen. It's been years since I did that. What are the coupons like these days?

Well, there are five coupons in the back of the calendar. 15% off your entire purchase. One for Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-June, Jul-Aug, and Sept-Oct. I have 4 of these calendars in my possession. Basically, it'll entice me to comb the five local stores here in Columbus and four more down in Cincy when we're visiting her family.

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Heh...strategizing one's gaming purchases around one's wife. I have NO idea what you are talking about.

It's like Fight Club's Rule #1 and Rule #2.

Silver Crusade

Facebook? Meh. I'm fine with my Livejournal.

The Exchange

OK OK OK

Liberty's Edge

Patrick Curtin wrote:
YAY for tolerance!

I'm not joining if one of the requirements is tolerance. We wouldn't need a military budget if the world as a whole was tolerant which means no cool military toys. It then follows we wouldn't have Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox Live. Go intolerance - you inspire the best games!

Shadow Lodge

Stefan Hill wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
YAY for tolerance!
I'm not joining if one of the requirements is tolerance. We wouldn't need a military budget if the world as a whole was tolerant which means no cool military toys. It then follows we wouldn't have Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox Live. Go intolerance - you inspire the best games!

I laughed. Well done sir.

I don't do Facebook but you've got my approval, DF :)


David Fryer wrote:
And so our group continues to grow, like a mold.

Wherever it is damp?


Kruelaid wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
And so our group continues to grow, like a mold.
Wherever it is damp?

and Dark?


Well, the group has hit 140 members, including some pretty heavy hitters in the genre. Give it a week, and I think it will be up close to 1,000.


David Fryer wrote:
There is a new Facebook group for gamers who would rather play then spend countless hours arguing over the "proper" edition. If you agree, you should joing us.

Doesn't this inevitably lead to an argument over what to play?

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Freehold DM wrote:
David Fryer wrote:
There is a new Facebook group for gamers who would rather play then spend countless hours arguing over the "proper" edition. If you agree, you should joing us.
Doesn't this inevitably lead to an argument over what to play?

Depends.

  • Can the people involved relax enough to let people play the game of their choosing?
  • Is it even possible to actually play and enjoy both games?

    What am I saying!! The Edition Wars will never end until every copy of that vile game Pathfinder/D&D 4E is burned and the evil company that makes it WoTC/Paizo has been driven to bankruptcy!


  • Lord Fyre wrote:
    Freehold DM wrote:
    David Fryer wrote:
    There is a new Facebook group for gamers who would rather play then spend countless hours arguing over the "proper" edition. If you agree, you should joing us.
    Doesn't this inevitably lead to an argument over what to play?

    Depends.

  • Can the people involved relax enough to let people play the game of their choosing?
  • Is it even possible to actually play and enjoy both games?

    What am I saying!! The Edition Wars will never end until every copy of that vile game Pathfinder/D&D 4E is burned and the evil company that makes it WoTC/Paizo has been driven to bankruptcy!

  • From what I've seen, people that play and truly enjoy both games are a rarity. There are those a hand in each camp, but few that are ambidextrous.

    Dark Archive

    But that is the whole point. We don't have to like or play the same game to recognize we are all part of an unique class of people, the pen and pencil gamer. The whole point of the group is to focus on who we are, not on what games we play.


    Yeah, but you are a damn, dirty Gamist. :P


    David Fryer wrote:
    But that is the whole point. We don't have to like or play the same game to recognize we are all part of an unique class of people, the pen and pencil gamer. The whole point of the group is to focus on who we are, not on what games we play.

    +1 and this.

    Don't hate the game; hate the schism.


    David Fryer wrote:
    There is a new Facebook group for gamers who would rather play then spend countless hours arguing over the "proper" edition. If you agree, you should joing us.

    Now I want to make a Facebook group for gamers who would rather play than make or join Facebook gro... oh, right.


    Urizen I understand no politics, religion or edition wars at the dinner table but why no Pete Rose debates?

    I am all for no edition schism but I refuse to join Facebook.


    Dennis Harry wrote:
    I am all for no edition schism but I refuse to join Facebook.

    Hi Dennis!

    Just out of curiosity, why is that? Privacy issues? Feel it's a waste of time? Something else?

    I find it's an excellent tool for networking with people that share your interests. It's also a fascinating way of getting in touch with people that you thought were gone from your life for good. I persoanlly have reconnected with people from all schools I've ever attended, my days in the military, jobs I've had over the years, and of course, the greater extended Paizo family.

    Plus, there are a lot of excellent people doing some high-speed new gamist things on FB, (Like Ed Healy and Rone Barton with their many and varied podcasts) where you can find out fascinating stuff about our hobbies, new products, and even win awesome things as well.


    Dennis Harry wrote:

    Urizen I understand no politics, religion or edition wars at the dinner table but why no Pete Rose debates?

    I am all for no edition schism but I refuse to join Facebook.

    Haha. It's a regional thing out here in Ohio. Some people are very passionate about Charlie Hustle and despite his gambling issues, he shouldn't be denied the Hall of Fame when you got others getting in there that should be pockmarked with asterisks all over their stats.


    Hi Patrick a few reasons (1) Privacy issues, (2) not so much a waste of time as much as I just don't have free time to waste, and (3) if I wanted to stay in contact with someone I would. I have no problem with someone else using it (almost every person Iknow has an account) just not my thing.

    Urizen oh I totally agree. The man has how many bats, balls, and jerseys featured in the Hall of Fame but he is not in, its just a disgrace. A lot of the so called Black Sox should be let in as well I think almost 100 years is enough punishment for those guys especially when you consider the circumstances behind the scandal.


    Patrick Curtin wrote:


    Hi Dennis!

    Just out of curiosity, why is that? Privacy issues? Feel it's a waste of time? Something else?

    I find it's an excellent tool for networking with people that share your interests. It's also a fascinating way of getting in touch with people that you thought were gone from your life for good. I persoanlly have reconnected with people from all schools I've ever attended, my days in the military, jobs I've had over the years, and of course, the greater extended Paizo family.

    Plus, there are a lot of excellent people doing some high-speed new gamist things on FB, (Like Ed Healy and Rone Barton with their many and varied podcasts) where you can find out fascinating stuff about our hobbies, new products, and even win awesome things as well.

    You know, I just got an e-mail from a Ed Healy just the other day to join his FB page and I was stumped as to how the heck he got a certain e-mail address I use that I don't publicize. For a moment I thought I was getting another frakkin' spam. :P Aside from you name-checking him, I'm not familar to who he actually is.

    I know your question was directed toward Dennis, but I've been resistant for the longest time to join FB (as the woman continues to pressure me and wants me to join her in Mafia (crack) Wars. It really is all about privacy for me. I work for a financial institution who have snoopy HR and security specialists that scour the web to make sure you don't do anything they consider as transgressions -- even if it isn't directly related to your place of employment. I could have ideas or opinions that either may be too liberal, too conservative, or frankly just unpopular. But it has no bearing on how I do my job. I worry that the laws of five degrees of Kevin Bacon could come into play down the road and people will get the wrong idea or take it out of context. Happens in the media all the time. ;-)

    I did tell my woman I'll seriously consider creating a FB account while she's recouperating from inpatient surgery the end of next week. And check out GAEW.


    Urizen wrote:
    You know, I just got an e-mail from a Ed Healy just the other day to join his FB page...

    Ahahaha!

    Yeah, Ed Healy cwushed my wittuh ego.

    Urizen, do you listen to Atomic Array or Open Design Podcast? I highly recommend them.

    What's going on with the wife? Did I miss that?


    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    Urizen wrote:
    You know, I just got an e-mail from a Ed Healy just the other day to join his FB page...

    Ahahaha!

    Yeah, Ed Healy cwushed my wittuh ego.

    Urizen, do you listen to Atomic Array or Open Design Podcast? I highly recommend them.

    What's going on with the wife? Did I miss that?

    I've seen their titles listed in the forums, but I never actually opened the threads to see what they were about. How lengthy are they and is the audio decent? I'm the type of guy who usually have caption on the tv (unless it's live -- I hate the scrolling effect) because my hearing isn't so good these days.

    Spoiler:
    I think I brought it up in SoFaWTL. Gastric Bypass. I've done it about two years ago and I'm literally half the man I used to be (ha!). After she had her gallbladder removed over the summer, we met our out of pocket for the calendar year and decided to go ahead and do the same for her as expenses would be much less versus the following calendar year (as insurance co-pays and premiums continue to climb). She has also been unemployed over a year, but picks up temp jobs on the side while I try to juggle the financial ziggurat for the both of us. To get it done by year's end was really more of a financial motive on my part. Dollars and cents. Seems a bit cold, but the math will show savings in the years ahead.

    After all, those savings help fuel my HPB addiction. Surely you understand the pathology. :D


    I joined the other day. 12th member in. That gives me platinum overlord status, right?

    (wants to power-game an RPG related Facebook group)


    Urizen wrote:
    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    Urizen wrote:
    You know, I just got an e-mail from a Ed Healy just the other day to join his FB page...

    Ahahaha!

    Yeah, Ed Healy cwushed my wittuh ego.

    Urizen, do you listen to Atomic Array or Open Design Podcast? I highly recommend them.

    What's going on with the wife? Did I miss that?

    I've seen their titles listed in the forums, but I never actually opened the threads to see what they were about. How lengthy are they and is the audio decent? I'm the type of guy who usually have caption on the tv (unless it's live -- I hate the scrolling effect) because my hearing isn't so good these days.

    ** spoiler omitted **

    *Gives head a solid thwack.* Yes, you did bring it up. Somehow it just struck me differently in this context, together with sleep deprivation, causing a mental misfire. I'll be sending good thoughts your direction.

    I highly recommend them--they are professional quality podcasts, great info, very entertaining, generally hilarious, often weird. And whereas Ed Healy will tease you with false offers of friendship, when Rone calls you on the phone, he does it on purpose. [Offer subject to availability. Void where prohibited. You may or may not win prizes or get phone calls from Rone Barton. Non-content offers not valid outside the great state of Texas. Many may enter, but few are chosen.]


    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    *Gives head a solid thwack.* Yes, you did bring it up. Somehow it just struck me differently in this context, together with sleep deprivation, causing a mental misfire. I'll be sending good thoughts your direction.

    Danke, mein Frond!

    Spoiler:

    The coast is clear! She's making a run to Target to pick up an ornament for their family exchange tomorrow down in Cincy. That means I can make something hot to eat, but I have to be quick about it! Prior to the surgery, you have to go on a liquid low carb diet to shrink down your liver. She's already feeling the fatigue from the lack of carb. But I know how frustrating it can be when your stomach is rebelling against you.

    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    I highly recommend them--they are professional quality podcasts, great info, very entertaining, generally hilarious, often weird. And whereas Ed Healy will tease you with false offers of friendship, when Rone calls you on the phone, he does it on purpose. [Offer subject to availability. Void where prohibited. You may or may not win prizes or get phone calls from Rone Barton. Non-content offers not valid outside the great state of Texas. Many may enter, but few are chosen.]

    Is this RPG related? By the way I'm reading this, I thought it was some kind of Opie and Anthony spin-off. :P


    Oh yeah. Atomic Array does a variety of RPGs, but has given lots of love to things close to home. Open Design is Wolfgang Baur's baby, so you get his pals, old cronies, KQ stuff, and Open Design stuff, with occasional visits from Paizo and that other company whose edition I'm no longer at war with and whose game I will no longer refer to as the unreal D&D.

    Spoiler:
    Heh, so much peace and love going around these days, had to be a goof. Sorry to hear about your wife's discomfort. I know some folks for whom it was life transforming, and well worth it. By the way, you dodged my earlier demand, don't think I didn't notice!


    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    Oh yeah. Atomic Array does a variety of RPGs, but has given lots of love to things close to home. Open Design is Wolfgang Baur's baby, so you get his pals, old cronies, KQ stuff, and Open Design stuff, with occasional visits from Paizo and that other company whose edition I'm no longer at war with and whose game I will no longer refer to as the unreal D&D.

    Ahhhh....I'll have to check it out tomorrow night. Thanks for the four double one.

    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    ** spoiler omitted **

    Spoiler:

    No harm done. It is life transforming, but some times you're not prepared for certain things. I actually had to go back to the hospital four more times as my appendix burst twice and my gallbladder bit the dust. I think I spent 17 out of 52 weeks on STD. It was surreal; I got that taken out on my birthday last year. Funny picture of me in the hospital bed unshowered and holding a balloon by the string.

    What did I dodge? I used to be the kid everyone hit in dodgeball because I didn't move fast enough! ;-)

    Occupation question in the SoFaWTL? I answered that...unless you replied and I missed it?

    Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

    Urizen wrote:
    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    Oh yeah. Atomic Array does a variety of RPGs, but has given lots of love to things close to home. Open Design is Wolfgang Baur's baby, so you get his pals, old cronies, KQ stuff, and Open Design stuff, with occasional visits from Paizo and that other company whose edition I'm no longer at war with and whose game I will no longer refer to as the unreal D&D.

    Ahhhh....I'll have to check it out tomorrow night. Thanks for the four double one.

    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    ** spoiler omitted **
    ** spoiler omitted **

    Another vote for the Atomic Array and related podcasts. :)

    Wow. I've got to say that's a lot of stuff you've gone through. Hopefully you're on the other side of it all.


    Urizen wrote:
    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    Oh yeah. Atomic Array does a variety of RPGs, but has given lots of love to things close to home. Open Design is Wolfgang Baur's baby, so you get his pals, old cronies, KQ stuff, and Open Design stuff, with occasional visits from Paizo and that other company whose edition I'm no longer at war with and whose game I will no longer refer to as the unreal D&D.

    Ahhhh....I'll have to check it out tomorrow night. Thanks for the four double one.

    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    ** spoiler omitted **
    ** spoiler omitted **

    Missed it -- will go look.


    taig wrote:

    Wow. I've got to say that's a lot of stuff you've gone through. Hopefully you're on the other side of it all.

    Every day, you turn a new page and deal with it accordingly. ;)

    Spoiler:

    I reckon you're familiar with the biggest loser on NBC. For some people, the change can be just as quick this route.

    RPG Superstar 2012

    Urizen wrote:
    taig wrote:

    Wow. I've got to say that's a lot of stuff you've gone through. Hopefully you're on the other side of it all.

    Every day, you turn a new page and deal with it accordingly. ;)

    ** spoiler omitted **

    Yeah, I usually get frustrated and rip the book up. :S

    I've heard that the procedure is generally successful.


    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    Urizen wrote:
    Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
    Urizen wrote:
    You know, I just got an e-mail from a Ed Healy just the other day to join his FB page...

    Ahahaha!

    Yeah, Ed Healy cwushed my wittuh ego.

    Urizen, do you listen to Atomic Array or Open Design Podcast? I highly recommend them.

    What's going on with the wife? Did I miss that?

    I've seen their titles listed in the forums, but I never actually opened the threads to see what they were about. How lengthy are they and is the audio decent? I'm the type of guy who usually have caption on the tv (unless it's live -- I hate the scrolling effect) because my hearing isn't so good these days.

    ** spoiler omitted **

    *Gives head a solid thwack.* Yes, you did bring it up. Somehow it just struck me differently in this context, together with sleep deprivation, causing a mental misfire. I'll be sending good thoughts your direction.

    I highly recommend them--they are professional quality podcasts, great info, very entertaining, generally hilarious, often weird. And whereas Ed Healy will tease you with false offers of friendship, when Rone calls you on the phone, he does it on purpose. [Offer subject to availability. Void where prohibited. You may or may not win prizes or get phone calls from Rone Barton. Non-content offers not valid outside the great state of Texas. Many may enter, but few are chosen.]

    I just responded to David's original post. Didn't see there was talk of podcastiness. Thank you for the boost, gentlemen. :)

    I was just thinking the other day (and mentioned it to Ed) how strange it was that we only spoke once when the first conversation was as fun as it was. Either you sir make an impression or I don't get out much, or both.

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