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Post Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:46 pm 
 

Sometimes, the jokes just write themselves:

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:23 pm 
 

My wife works for B&N. I just asked her of she thought I should take the course. I'd get 30% off.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:41 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Sometimes, the jokes just write themselves:


I can teach someone 3e in a hour...now teach the "Concept" of roleplayingfound in any edition...that's sometimes tricky.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:02 am 
 

You know what's funny, is reading the text of what you get for that course, it really does sound like some sort of cult recruitment.  "We will put you in contact with a Dungeon Master" yadda yadda... and the substitution of "player" for "character" is ... weird.

Seems ridiculous to pay money for an 8 hour online course on a game that was designed for any turkey to pick up and understand...



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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:58 am 
 

Well, if I were to teach the course, I think it would be a piece of cake. Just have to teach the students how to use an Xbox.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:45 am 
 

What's the difference between first edition, second and third?  Just curious.  Is it only a marketing thing.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:53 pm 
 

sgy wrote:What's the difference between first edition, second and third? Just curious. Is it only a marketing thing.


i'll give this one a bash.

1st was obviously the first set of AD&D rules (after OD&D and D&D). 2nd was basically additional rules for 1st, new characters, amendments etc - pretty much a money spin and totally unnecessary imo.

3rd was basically a new system imo. its D&D in name only and stands on its own two feet and is seperate from 1st and 2nd.

sounds about right to me?

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:54 pm 
 

i can imagine me taking a course in 3E:

Tutor *gesturing* "and here we have the rulebooks"

me "ok thanks for your time" *gets up and leaves*

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:14 pm 
 

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sgy wrote:What's the difference between first edition, second and third? Just curious. Is it only a marketing thing.


i'll give this one a bash.

1st was obviously the first set of AD&D rules (after OD&D and D&D). 2nd was basically additional rules for 1st, new characters, amendments etc - pretty much a money spin and totally unnecessary imo.

3rd was basically a new system imo. its D&D in name only and stands on its own two feet and is seperate from 1st and 2nd.

sounds about right to me?

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:46 pm 
 

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Right. On. The. Head.


well that would be me tbh. waaaaaaaaaaay too heavy for my mind to take in :)

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:08 pm 
 

beermotor wrote:Seems ridiculous to pay money for an 8 hour online course


To be fair, it is listed as a free course.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:43 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:
beermotor wrote:Seems ridiculous to pay money for an 8 hour online course


To be fair, it is listed as a free course.

Ok, I originally scoffed at the idea, but it got me thinking...

If such a course were expanded (and de-branded), it might make an excellent first year elective course: "Elements of Role-Playing".   :)

Of course, the majority of posters on here would be working on their Master's thesis in "Applied Roleplaying Theory",  whilst accepting TA positions to pay for their collections.  Early pioneers like Gygax, Kuntz, et. al. might be doing PhD level research...with tenure, of course.  8)  Anybody hiring?

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:14 pm 
 

You have to look at this for what it really is:  a marketing-induced program designed to sell books and accessories.

End of story.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:31 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:You have to look at this for what it really is: a marketing-induced program designed to sell books and accessories.

End of story.


My snide comment is...

A company?  Trying to make MONEY?!?   8O  8O

:wink:  :P


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:48 pm 
 

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bbarsh wrote:You have to look at this for what it really is: a marketing-induced program designed to sell books and accessories.

End of story.


My snide comment is...

A company? Trying to make MONEY?!?  8O 8O

:wink: :P


Shocking, isn't it. But be careful what you say...certain people in this great country have serious problems with corporations actually making money as a goal. For them, capitalism is a four letter word.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:11 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:Shocking, isn't it. But be careful what you say...certain people in this great country have serious problems with corporations actually making money as a goal. For them, capitalism is a four letter word.


Yeah, that can often be me, I honestly wish people COULD live communally.  But I'm realistic, and understand I am in a capialistic country. :)


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:42 pm 
 

Yeah, that can often be me, I honestly wish people COULD live communally. But I'm realistic, and understand I am in a capialistic country. :)
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Not a problem. They have a place for you. It's called Cuba!!! :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:45 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:Not a problem. They have a place for you. It's called Cuba!!! :lol:


I've always envisioned myself as a tin pot dictator...

All praise to El Presidente!! :D


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:00 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:If such a course were expanded (and de-branded), it might make an excellent first year elective course: "Elements of Role-Playing".  :)


Actually, here in Mass  at Bridgewater State (can't remeber all the details) there is some sort of "summer mini college" for kids. One of the courses is a D&D course. My oldest son's (9) buddy took it last year, I'll find out more about it when I drop them off at school tommorow.

I know his parents, who had very "mazes & monsters" :twisted: view of D&D, spoke very highly of it.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:09 pm 
 

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deimos3428 wrote:If such a course were expanded (and de-branded), it might make an excellent first year elective course: "Elements of Role-Playing". :)


Actually, here in Mass at Bridgewater State (can't remeber all the details) there is some sort of "summer mini college" for kids. One of the courses is a D&D course. My oldest son's (9) buddy took it last year, I'll find out more about it when I drop them off at school tommorow.

I know his parents, who had very "mazes & monsters" :twisted: view of D&D, spoke very highly of it.


Daimajin, do you live near Bridgewater? My mother lives in Brockton and my family and I go to Hyannisport on the Cape every year. :)  Now that I think of it, my cousin graduated from Bridgewater State.


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