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September 1st, 2001, 10:41 AM
This might sound stupid but could someone pleeease tell me exactly what it is.

September 1st, 2001, 11:01 AM
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons.

Just like D&D but with more complexity http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/wink.gif

September 2nd, 2001, 01:55 AM
Oh, the generation....
AD&D is a pen and paper game on which games like Balduer's Gate are based...
In the real game you have a player who is the Dungeon Master and he is like the computer in the game, he is playing the monsters and all the characters that aren't played by the players and he designs the adventures and says what happens.
There are also the players that usually number 4-7 and each one of them is playing a different character that they can build from all the races and classes that are available.
The pen and paper game is a lot more creative and has more possibilities than the computer games, and in my opinion more fun, but you have to play it with other people usually.
AD&D is played in a number of game worlds like Krynn, Ravenloft, Forgotten Relams, Dark Sun, Al-Quadim etc.
There are series of books that were written with stories that happen in those worlds.

Besides AD&D there are many many more pen and paper role playing games, like MERP that is played in Tolkien's Middle Earth or Rolemaster that is probably the most complicated game system.
There are also games that aren't played in a fantasy settings at all but in sci fi, cyberpunk, horror/gothic, superheroes or whatever you can think about.

September 2nd, 2001, 09:14 AM
IMHO the real fun in D&D/AD&D was the interaction with the other players. Does anyone else remember sitting around on holidays, rolling dice, trying to defeat an army of undead while running out of spells....

Aaahhhhhh nostalgia. This generation don't know what they missed.

September 2nd, 2001, 10:09 AM
Lots of fun it was. But many people still play it, you just need to find them.

Rob B
September 4th, 2001, 05:46 AM
I would play AD&D with my friends from 7pm until 7am the following day.

FC, time is also something that is hard to find for the game. http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/frown.gif

September 4th, 2001, 08:12 AM
pen and paper? please explain.

Rob B
September 4th, 2001, 08:58 AM
A Dungeon Master tells a story and the players are characters in the story.

Oh hell, just go to http://www.wizards.com or http://www.playdnd.com/welcome.asp

September 4th, 2001, 09:38 AM
thanks, I'll check those out

September 4th, 2001, 10:13 AM
The generation gap has never felt wider for this 24-year old... http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/frown.gif