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I've been really reading up more on solo RPG games, as I really admire the imagination side of those games (and I believe we all need to use our imaginations more).
I'm seeing it as something relaxing and different, but I'm kind of with @Zerbique on the pace being a bit slow for my taste.
Having said that, I'm exploring some things between RPG character creation and art. Last night I created a character using the "Scarlet Heroes" tables and began imagining what my dwarf (that's what I rolled) would look like based on his attributes, background etc.. And then using my imagination for not only the character design but the weapons, equipment etc...
Still playing with it, but it was relaxing in itself just doing that...
The character creation is always one of my favorite part as well in cRPG! But I like to create a whole party even more -I believe we, as individuals, are more defined by the various ties we engage in with others rather than by something that would be inherently "us". So creating a single character is not so much enjoyable to me, but creating a whole party and imagining the relations they have with each other and what brought them to travel together feels immensely more exciting!
My first thought was "Niiiice" and then I saw Athena's comment, grumpf.
And I could say exactly the same. I'm fan of D&D (I have comics, movies, video games, board games, bestiaries, novels) but for some weird reason I have not the slightest interest in tabletop RPGs.
Ditto on my query to Athena. Why?
I think I really haven't because I always assumed they'd be too complicated for me. Maybe I should research D&D a little more...
@Cadet Stimpy I can't picture how they can be fun. I played tabletop RPGs twice in my life, with groups of friends, and I hated it. It's too slow-paced for my taste. Takes half an hour to kill two goblins. Bleh. You have either too much freedom (so the GM ends up alternating between characters that all took a different path) or not enough (you're bound to fail until you resolve things exactly in the way the GM intended in the scenario).
I don't like to role-play a character. (I don't like dressing up and even in plain clothes it feels like dressing up.) I just don't see the point. I prefer a good video game.
@Zerbique I certainly get the "slow paced" thing. That's one of my favorite things about Solo play, though - I'm always comfortable with the speed of the game.
The thing about a GM is they aren't Lieutenant Commander Data, so how do you know there isn't any bias?
Nice (I've never played D'n'D). 😊
@Cadet Stimpy I never had the chance.