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I'm one of them, and I'm proud of it.

Posted October 10th, 2010 at 12:22 AM by Chardar
Maybe it's because Heroscape was the only game I played, maybe it's because I'm sure to get plenty of physical exercise, maybe I'm completely nuts. Actually I am completely nuts, but that's not the point. Up until now I've always had a reason/excuse for why I wasn't quite as nerdy as the next guy. Until a few months ago. I don't know what brought it on, but suddenly, and I mean literally overnight. I was comfortable with my geek habits. And not only comfortable, proud. I was able to stand up and say. This is what I like, take it or leave it, and I did. I enjoy games, I always have. It started when I was eight years old and bought my first pack of yugioh cards. Then when I was twelve and was given my first Rise of the Valkyrie master set for Christmas. For some reason I always made an excuse. Heroscape isn't that nerdy. It's got simple rules. Lot's of stuff like that. I'm past that now, and this was literally overnight. And what better way to celebrate my newfound acceptance than with a full day of Castle Ravenloft and Heroscape?
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Kaiyu's Avatar
Have you played D&D yet? If not... Heresy! You are not a nerd till you play D&D!
Posted October 10th, 2010 at 02:24 AM by Kaiyu Kaiyu is offline
Shockma Ranyk's Avatar
Yes, I suppose you're right Kaiyu. I'm holding off DnD as long as possible, not because I'm attempting to deny my nerdiness (which I openly embrace ) but because it seems so freakin' hard! I bought a few Chain Golems for custom-making, took one hard look at the cards, then tossed them in the recycling bin.
Posted October 10th, 2010 at 12:46 PM by Shockma Ranyk Shockma Ranyk is offline
Chardar's Avatar
I played dnd once and hated it. The roleplaying aspect was fun, but I can't believe that it can even be considered a game. Reading the rules felt more like a math textbook than a game. To each his own, but it is not the game for me.
Posted October 10th, 2010 at 01:34 PM by Chardar Chardar is offline
Darth Vader's Avatar
I have tried to get into DnD, but I got mad at it. I am mad at RPGs in general. I got mad at the Star Wars role playing game too. I guess it is because it is assumed that I'd be the GM, because I am the only person I game with who has any drive and determination to undertake something like this. The problem is I don't have the mental ability to GM an RPG, its just too much work. Thats why I am looking forward to Castle Ravenloft. So I am a geek who thinks RPG's are bad.
Posted October 10th, 2010 at 02:44 PM by Darth Vader Darth Vader is offline
Kaiyu's Avatar
Honestly, I'm not a fan of D&D either :P
I'd rather play Heroscape.
Posted October 10th, 2010 at 03:17 PM by Kaiyu Kaiyu is offline
flameslayer93's Avatar
I never played DnD, though I'll openly admit I'm a nerd. I tried to look at the rules for DnD and was confused as all hell!!! Though my friends and I did have a paper-based RPG that was simple enough(but with some strategy).
Posted October 10th, 2010 at 03:51 PM by flameslayer93 flameslayer93 is offline
DeathByUtgar's Avatar
Personally I am one of those in the closet geeks, to the world I never really try to let any body know that I play D&D, heroscape, or half the other nerdy stuff I do, but I still like doing it, and I enjoy it. D&D is one of those things that takes a long time to get into, but once you do it can give you literally hours of entertainment. you can play for whole days with out quitting just because you forget to check the time. But yes on this site at least I will admit I am a total geek
Posted October 10th, 2010 at 05:10 PM by DeathByUtgar DeathByUtgar is offline
Killer Lawnmower's Avatar
I dont tell anyone I'm a geek. I'm a nerd, everyone knows that, due to grades, but I've only ever talked about Heroscape with the select group of ~5 people that I play against.
Posted October 10th, 2010 at 10:00 PM by Killer Lawnmower Killer Lawnmower is offline
I love D&D! I'm the DM for my [small] group.
And I am a nerd, I don't deny it. (My favorite subject: mathematics)
I still love Heroscape though.
Posted October 11th, 2010 at 11:04 PM by Fen_Hydra Fen_Hydra is offline
Shockma Ranyk's Avatar
Fen, would you mind telling us readers how long it took you to... I dunno... Learn D&D?
Posted October 12th, 2010 at 12:07 AM by Shockma Ranyk Shockma Ranyk is offline
Originally Posted by Shockma Ranyk
Fen, would you mind telling us readers how long it took you to... I dunno... Learn D&D?
I don't really know if you can compare to me... I spent a while just playing the D&D Miniatures game, which is a way-simplified version. Then I got a starter set, still a little simplified and played that for a bit. After that, I got the full rules and am now playing that.

I would say if you just spend a little time reading the books, it's not that complicated.
Posted October 12th, 2010 at 05:09 PM by Fen_Hydra Fen_Hydra is offline
Takanuva's Avatar
I taught myself DnD by reading the SRD over and over and over again because I was to cheap to buy an actual book that explained it. Sure it didn't tell rules about leveling or Xp or anything, but I know everything else

Top that for geekiness!
Posted October 12th, 2010 at 09:28 PM by Takanuva Takanuva is offline
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