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Harman J. Peterson had only been a vampire for a year, but within the space of a week he found himself bound up in the slimy politics of the Camarilla. He had been a government man all his life, so oddly enough, he was right at home wheeling and dealing over DC with the undead. Today though, he was a little unmatched. He showed up to a game of Baccarat to try to bargain with the local fat cats, maybe get them to realize that the Sabbat clan weren’t their buddies at all. He wasn’t expecting Solomon Hurst, head of the Sabbat, the butcher of Baltimore, to be on the other side of the table. Hurst ruled the Sabbat, and he wanted to reign over DC too.
He was charismatic enough to convince the local politicians that a rule under undead tyrants who believed men were but meals would be best for them. Harman knew that he’d be in for the fight of his life.The situation laid out above sounds absolutely insane. Vampires? DC? Camarilla and Sabbat? Does anyone even play Baccarat anymore? But you have to admit, there’s a certain appeal there, a danger, a je ne sais quoi. Welcome to tabletop pen and paper roleplaying. Maybe you’re a gamer who’s rolled a set of dice across a dinner table before. There are veterans among us accustomed to the party holding their breath as the D20 tumbles across the battlemat. Or maybe you’re a gamer with a hole in your education. It’s not your fault! There are gamers who can wax on for hours about the weird quirky turn of events that besot his or her character in Fallout: New Vegas, or those that still haven’t entirely emerged from Skyrim.
There are the people who ignored Guild Wars 2, Tera Online, and Mists of Panderia because when Star Wars: The Old Republic was released, they knew they had found home. Some gamers want choice, conflict, and dynamic gameplay in their RPGs. To these gamers, I beckon you over to the pen and paper table.This piece kicks off a series of articles, and the goal is to talk about pen and paper role playing games. I currently play in three RPGs a week. There’s a fourth brewing. I have written novels of character development, plot twists, mysteries, and interparty conflict. I’ve sampled a bevy of systems, from the World of Darkness to the ubiquitous Dungeons and Dragons to the only game I know where you can die during character creation, Traveler.
With all of this under my belt, I am still a complete virgin to many systems, not to mention the fact that as a 21 year old I lag behind my comrades who have been rolling dice since I was still in the womb.This series will be about education, but it will also be about discovery, exploration, and good old fashioned fun.But with the technology of today, why bother playing pen and papers? Why use battlemats, miniatures, and dice instead of an Xbox or a gaming PC?My friend Matt told me a story once. He was DM’ing (DM is short for Dungeon Master, and means to ‘run’ the game) a game for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Coins his buddies’ kids. They were all about to enter what was clearly the lair of the final boss. They were low on potions, low on spells, and low on hope. Yet the mood remained buoyant and light-hearted — until one of the kids asked Matt whether they could save their progress.
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