The funniest part is that as he's aged he's only become more angry about getting treated poorly in grade school for liking D&D, usually in the context of raging about Christianity. Maybe he feels like his fundie bullies got the better of him in the end.Me and a friend were discussing Mazes and Monsters (which we only became aware of through Spoony's review) and it occurred to me:
As much as Noah decries the movie for being an inaccurate portrayal of nerds as people with lots of problems that go off the deep end...he's done exactly that, maybe not murderously so but he definitely confirms some of concerned parents' worst fears about D&D players.
The last time he played a tabletop RPG was around 2014 to my knowledge.I bet he doesn't even play DnD anymore, when was the last time he had more friends than April and Oreo to make a party with? All he has done since they moved is sit in his room on his stupid little phone.
People watch others eat in silence. People have watched streams of extremely simple tasks like counting. People have watched streams of empty fucking space.
The funny thing about Dungeland that it was made as this ultimate TPK-convention type adventure, where you would have extra characters made. I actually did look trough book, an the funny part is the way he described it and what was in the book, def gave an impression the GM buffed up the encounters even more for the party.It would also help if Spoony had someone to play with to get hands on experience with the new edition before giving his thoughts. Perhaps give LordKat a call? They could fight bees again?
The Alice in Wonderland module that was apparently Tandem bards last adventure is such a bullshit party wiper that I have no clue how spoony would of gotten through that one with his character alive. Perhaps he was too high level.
He's always professed love for AD&D since it was the system he used most in his youth but he also enjoys Pathfinder/3.5 a lot.I have no idea.
I'm currently following a 5E campaign played online with a really strong DM and it does a damn good job. The game's only as compelling as what the players are capable of, no matter the edition.I imagine even he has better taste than to play 5E.
You are damn right about this. I played a homebrew 3.5 campaign as a druid and I had loads of fun being a spacefaring druid cowboy, but I'm dreadfully bored of playing as a dwarven war cleric because everyone in the party are dwarfs and it just gets tiresome. My next character idea is a Cormanthor Drow duskblade (who was cursed in womb by a Lolth priestess, and was originally going to be a wood elf) whose regular elven ideals clash with his drow body.I'm currently following a 5E campaign played online with a really strong DM and it does a damn good job. The game's only as compelling as what the players are capable of, no matter the edition.
Spoony is going to be utterly devastated when Oreo dies.