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Brian Schroth
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Went to a game group this evening and there was a new person there who said she was new to the hobby. For an alleged newbie to gaming, she was pretty good and she was willing to tackle a pretty intense game (Eclipse). She even turned down playing boring humans and insisted on playing a more complicated alien race.

When I asked her what brought her to the hobby, she of course said it was Geek & Sundry's TableTop series with Wil Wheaton. Score! Thanks Mr. Wheaton for helping to bring great new geeks into the fold!

and a bonus point, too, for this particular geek you brought into the fold being an attractive young lady
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hey guys, what are we talking about?
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Wow, this is REALLY annoying.

I just wish Wil had better taste in games.
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Pentegarn76 wrote:
swheelock wrote:
hey guys, what are we talking about?


Ladies we find attractive and the asking out of said ladies


... honestly, I can't read a friggin' thing you're saying, 'cause you're writing too quiet. I just wanted to be included.
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Shadoglare wrote:
Wow, this is REALLY annoying.

I just wish Wil had better taste in games.


I think they'll get there. It wouldn't shock me if Sundry's deal with Target has something to do with the lack of anything terribly obscure.
 
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Shadoglare wrote:
Wow, this is REALLY annoying.

I just wish Wil had better taste in games.


I think the games he has been choosing are a bit odd but they work...for instance Munchkin is reviled here but it's not a bad game for introducing folks to gaming as it's light and it's funny (the first time or two, anyway).

They're clearly being very successful with the series so I won't try to argue with their choices!
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Pentegarn76 wrote:
swheelock wrote:
Pentegarn76 wrote:
swheelock wrote:
hey guys, what are we talking about?


Ladies we find attractive and the asking out of said ladies


... honestly, I can't read a friggin' thing you're saying, 'cause you're writing too quiet. I just wanted to be included.


Ctrl + is your friend laugh


First time I have ever had a need to use it! ninja
 
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Shadoglare wrote:
Wow, this is REALLY annoying.

I just wish Wil had better taste in games.


The dude played Fiasco, so I'm inclined to cut him some slack.

Why is everyone whispering?
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Vacabck wrote:
Pentegarn76 wrote:
swheelock wrote:
Pentegarn76 wrote:
swheelock wrote:
hey guys, what are we talking about?


Ladies we find attractive and the asking out of said ladies


... honestly, I can't read a friggin' thing you're saying, 'cause you're writing too quiet. I just wanted to be included.


Ctrl + is your friend laugh


First time I have ever had a need to use it! ninja


QuickQuote works pretty well, too.
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parkrrrr wrote:
Vacabck wrote:
Pentegarn76 wrote:
swheelock wrote:
Pentegarn76 wrote:
swheelock wrote:
hey guys, what are we talking about?


Ladies we find attractive and the asking out of said ladies


... honestly, I can't read a friggin' thing you're saying, 'cause you're writing too quiet. I just wanted to be included.


Ctrl + is your friend laugh


First time I have ever had a need to use it! ninja


QuickQuote works pretty well, too.


I've been using Copy + Paste into Notepad

I doubt that the Target deal has any effect on the game selection for Season 1. Though for Season 2 I'm sure Target has some influence there.
 
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I think writing in 3 pt font should be outlawed
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Pics or it didn't happen.





What?
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ptdnet wrote:
The series started out fun but got boring fast. Same jokes. Every. Time.

Sounds like a typical gaming group to me.

Quick quote is my choice of embiggening
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I think the first season was in the can before the first episode aired. At least the raw footage had been shot. Target didn't have any influence on his choices.

Keep in mind he also has to teach his guests the game. He won't be rolling out TI anytime soon.
 
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BagelManB wrote:

I think the games he has been choosing are a bit odd but they work...for instance Munchkin is reviled here but it's not a bad game for introducing folks to gaming as it's light and it's funny (the first time or two, anyway).


Our mileage may vary, but if I introduced something like Munchkin to the layman, they'd get turned off by the dorky subject matter. Not so much with, say, TTR.

I'm a firm believer that gateway games don't absolutely need to be simple (I have a friend who had trouble understanding Trias but had a blast in Brass because the subject matter appealed to him), and I can see Munchkin working with a lot of people, but I would never introduce anyone who isn't into D&D to Munchkin - the game isn't good enough for someone who doesn't like the game to have much fun with it, imho.
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I found it offensively unwatchable.
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jgag wrote:
BagelManB wrote:

I think the games he has been choosing are a bit odd but they work...for instance Munchkin is reviled here but it's not a bad game for introducing folks to gaming as it's light and it's funny (the first time or two, anyway).


Our mileage may vary, but if I introduced something like Munchkin to the layman, they'd get turned off by the dorky subject matter. Not so much with, say, TTR.

I'm a firm believer that gateway games don't absolutely need to be simple (I have a friend who had trouble understanding Trias but had a blast in Brass because the subject matter appealed to him), and I can see Munchkin working with a lot of people, but I would never introduce anyone who isn't into D&D to Munchkin - the game isn't good enough for someone who doesn't like the game to have much fun with it, imho.


The show is created by "Geek and Sundry". Their target audience is not "the layman", but instead people who self-identify as "geeks".
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BagelManB wrote:
jgag wrote:
BagelManB wrote:

I think the games he has been choosing are a bit odd but they work...for instance Munchkin is reviled here but it's not a bad game for introducing folks to gaming as it's light and it's funny (the first time or two, anyway).


Our mileage may vary, but if I introduced something like Munchkin to the layman, they'd get turned off by the dorky subject matter. Not so much with, say, TTR.

I'm a firm believer that gateway games don't absolutely need to be simple (I have a friend who had trouble understanding Trias but had a blast in Brass because the subject matter appealed to him), and I can see Munchkin working with a lot of people, but I would never introduce anyone who isn't into D&D to Munchkin - the game isn't good enough for someone who doesn't like the game to have much fun with it, imho.


The show is created by "Geek and Sundry". Their target audience is not "the layman", but instead people who self-identify as "geeks".


I agree with you, it's suited for Geek & Sundry, but I wouldn't use it to introduce folks to gaming.
 
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