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3 years 4 days ago #2906 by caenissnow
caenissnow replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
@kalnaren

So it is possible then. Neat. :) Read through some of your blog there. Reminds me of using a set of Tarot cards or a random generator or dice to write a story.


@Kelemelan

So you're saying you cannot play solo. The act of gaming itself requires at least one other person for you, period.

And some people, like me, kinda have to play solo, sadly, so video games it is. :)

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3 years 4 days ago #2907 by Kelemelan
Kelemelan replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
There's a lot of solo work involved in roleplaying so not exactly (drawing maps, creating characters, settings, etc...), but for the act of pnp (all variant included) roleplaying itself, yeah, my experience is that I need at least one other person. :)

Note that I did try my luck at video games for a really long time (most of my life to be honest), but a few years a go, several of those video games just vanished because the company backing them decided so, and I ended up with squat. I Realized my old school dead tree rpg books from the eighties were still working just like the recent ones no matter the choices of their publisher, so there I am. :)

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3 years 4 days ago #2908 by Kelemelan
Kelemelan replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
btw, Caenis, it's more that, to me, gaming is a social experience. It doesn't feel right if it's done solo. :)

It can be fun as a quick and easy 5 mn game while you wait for the bus. But as I already said, I get bored if the passion isn't "alive" as in shared.

On the other hand, if I really want to "solo" an adventure, I'd just take a pen and write it. Since I'm usually a GM and not a player, that would be my most natural response. :)

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3 years 4 days ago #2909 by caenissnow
caenissnow replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
Okay. :D To each his own.

I've only been playing online games since 2008 basically, but all the ones I've played (and enjoyed) are still there. And solo games are always there so... I guess I just find it easier to turn on a game, play for an hour and then go back to writing. But everyone is different. :)

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3 years 4 days ago #2910 by caenissnow
caenissnow replied the topic: Fasold's Characters

Kelemelan wrote: btw, Caenis, it's more that, to me, gaming is a social experience. It doesn't feel right if it's done solo. :)

It can be fun as a quick and easy 5 mn game while you wait for the bus. But as I already said, I get bored if the passion isn't "alive" as in shared.

On the other hand, if I really want to "solo" an adventure, I'd just take a pen and write it. Since I'm usually a GM and not a player, that would be my most natural response. :)


And I didn't see this till after I wrote a response, so...

Yeah. I get that. In fact, to be honest, I made my solo male character in GW2 to play to keep from going insane alone all day. I may not be talking to anyone or playing directly with anyone, but there are others around and it keeps me from feeling so much alone.

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3 years 4 days ago #2911 by Kelemelan
Kelemelan replied the topic: Fasold's Characters
Yeah, sorry, maybe that one came out wrong. I apologise :(

I meant that, to me, gaming as in gamings pnp rpgs, is a social experience, not really gaming in general. My bad. :unsure:

Sadly, my experience with computer gaming tends to support the general perspective but I really didn't want to be obnoxious, sorry. :(

Now to me the trouble with computer games is really that they stop working (one way or another), that they stop evolving, and that you have no control over them. ie: you have no "what if" ability. :P you can't rewrite the end and do something else entirely. You are entirely dependent on the publisher (let's say that most of us are at least ;) ), while it's pretty easy to play that game of "what if" with pnp rpgs or even with a novel if you will. And imagination is such a marvellous tool... ;)

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