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Seems we do have a load of games in progress here, some specific threads too, but I wanted to talk about the p&p RPGs in general - your experiences, favorite systems, characters you play, etc.
So, on every meeting there's always someone to start first. Lately, I mostly play Vampire: the Masquerade and Legend of the Five Rings. I've been dealing in VtM and Requiem for a few years now, but L5R is kind of a new experience to me. It may seem a strange choice at first, since I'm not a big Japanese culture geek, but after first two gaming sessions I must admit it's interesting. Why? Mainly because it's new. None of my typical "make a gunslinger/fast swordsman with a lot of attitude and get ready for some wisecrackin'" approach (for some contrast, the core of my VtM coterie consists of my friend's Shirley Holmes and my Ms. Rally Smartass). My L5R character is a ronin with pretty convoluted backstory I'd rather not disclose - he's not who he says he is, some people want to kill him and the last thing he needs is drawing unnecessary attention. Mechanically, it translated near-perfectly to Dark Secret and Major Sworn Enemy disadvantages, scoring the maximum of 10 bonus character points available (not for the purpose of tweaking the shit out of him, mind you). To the rest of the party, he's "just a ronin", but when the rumors about what he supposedly did under his real name reach them, the fun's gonna start for real.
Michael Jason West
"SyFy - this shit is crazy!" - Gabe