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Tabletop: still relevant?

Discussion in 'Gaming Arena' started by Wayne Butler, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Wayne Butler

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    I'm a big gamer, as I'm sure most of you are, and I have a question. Is the tabletop scene still a happening.thing? Or is it just giants like wizards of the coast and games workshop left?

    I think, with new crowd sourcing, it's alive and growing. What are your thoughts?
  2. Gardengnome

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    Oh heck yes.. I quote some one from my MegaMek (yes yes it is a computer game simulation of a table top game.. BattleTech)..

    This game game is cooler than any movie I've seen. The special effects in my imagination are way better. Cool! --- Xenon54z

    Table top games can and are like that especially when it comes to pen and paper RPG.
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    I'll ditto that heck yes. And not just RPGs. If you walk into a dedicated game store now-a-days, you'll see row up row of table top games, including a bewildering array of niche games and imports.
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    I still play weekly. I'd suggest checking out FantasyCraft and you can even find quite a few on Kickstarter that are getting up and going.
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    There are some amazing games from Fantasy Flight! They have tried to put out a significant array of products for every genre and interest within the "gamer" demographic. And, while some could argue that it should be put under the category of WotC/D&D due to it's use of the OGL, Pathfinder is growing like wildfire.
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  6. Wayne Butler

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    I am glad to hear others are still excited about tabletop. We just got our copy of Zpocalypse from kickstarter and havent had a chance to play it yet. I also picked up The Red Dragon Inn, which turned out to be a lot of.fun. can you guys recommend anything? I've been eyeing King of Tokyo....
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    Its definitely still a big thing. The only issue I've run into is finding more than a few people who want to play a game not made by one of the big companies. I can go to any local store with some friends and find someone to play 40k or MTG with but seeing anything else is rare. Might just be a local problem though.

    As far as suggestions though, I had a lot of good times with Call of Cthulhu: Arkham Horror. Its a really long game but worth it.
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    I don't play any rpgs or games with miniatures anymore but I still break out the board games every week.
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    I've heard this is great, along with others similar to it.

    Shadowrun, FantasyCraft, World of Darkness are all great systems for tabletop P&P games and, from left to right respectively they range from more combat-drive to story-driven.
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    well I play with my friends a lot of table top games. recently tried out 7 wonders and like it a lot (Probably coz I won :p )

    small world, ticket to ride, castle panic, 1313 dead end drive, cluedo, Dixit etc..

    so many cool table top games

    can't wait to try out - Pandamic, and Elder sign

    Edit: trying to learn how to play descent journeys in the dark
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    I had a ton of fun playing things like Settler of Katan, talisman, warhamer 40k and anything we could get our hands on in college. I find it to be a bit more social and a nice break from video gaming. Plus i could never get them to raid with me in mmos.
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    My friends and I will still get together on sundays when we have time and play table top games.
    These range from simple things like a round of munchkin to a firefly table top rpg game someone wanted to try out.
    Its always relaxing and a change of pace to get together , sit down , chat and just socialise with some gaming to add a touch of structure to our get togethers.
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    I haven't played TableTop games in years, but I get the sense that it's making a bit of a cutback especially with the 'nerd' culture. TableTop games were pretty much off of my radar until I saw Will Wheaton was hosting a TableTop show on YouTube, coincidentally called TableTop. I still don't get the chance to play very often, but every since starting to watch that I've been MUCH more interested in TableTop games.
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    Would play Warhammer 40k or Battletech with people if I could. Very isolated where I am.

    All the tabletop stuff I saw around PAX East this year says to me it's still very much alive.
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    Tabletop is definitely alive and well, and often helps the video game scene come up with ideas. At a previous company I worked for, one of the designers would make little stick figure cut outs of his game ideas, and play them on a table top pretending it was a video game to see how the play worked.

    As for personal experience I'll be playing Pathfinder this evening, last weekend was Munchkin, and recently we've played Dominion, Illuminati, and Castle Ravenloft. I also really like Cards against Humanity, but you have to have certain set of friends to really enjoy that game...

    Yes, they do occasionally let me leave work...
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    I'm still waiting for the kinds of convergent experiences promised by these kinds of tech demos...

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    Beginner's luck! I demand a re-match but yes I am a fan of many tabletop games , especially now that I don't have an MMO that I'm devoting big chunks of my life to.

    This will probably all change once I get my hands on Wildstar.
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    • Flmaebait. Edited.
    Tabletop games are for people who have friends and spend alot of time with them.
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    Gencon had 30,000 attendees last year and all manner of gaming takes place at that con. I would say yes, still very relevant. And, with the advent of outlets like Kickstarter you have more games being self published and coming to market than ever before. We may be in the digital age but board games are still alive and kickin'
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    Of course. You say Gencon had 30k? Pax had nearly 100k attendees and half of the expo floor was dedicated to tabletop gaming and it went on alllll night. I still play MtG and just started getting into Warmachine. Honestly, I play more tabletops than video games lately.

    If you like cardgames, btw, check out this awesome new one called ApocalypZe. It's going to be going on kickstarter soon and its awesome! https://www.facebook.com/ApocalypZeCardGame

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