Ok, Val, I started down at the bottom today. Thought that maybe it would be faster to get through the forums.
If we can get it moving once more, participants will probably call in here first while they are fresh, before visiting the rest of the board.
I thought that statement was particularly funny, since I did start at the bottom today to see how you liked my suggestions. lol I guess you are correct.
Roleplaying is traditionally done in dingy little backrooms late at night when players are either too tired or too drunk (substitute your own vice here) to realise the danger of their next step until the trap has sprung and taken off half their leg.
I guess you are correct there too. My husband has told me stories about when he was a huge RPGer. However, since I am new to Roleplaying, and we have a game going with my 8 year old son, we don't do it very late at night, much less with any other vice. So, I guess, by traditional standards, our little game that we play is not quite as interesting. Matthew also is involved with another RPG group, that is also in a more family environment, but they are sooooo wrapped up in rolling the dice and not in the story that when we are around that group, it seems rather boring. My only other experience with rollplaying was in a similar situation to what you described, but I only played for about 2 or 3 weeks because they were such idiots, and really mean to me because I was new and did not understand all the rules. That was about 10 years ago, and it was a very bad experience for me, so I have been very leary of RPG's until lately. The ones in the Guilds above are the first times, that I have ever attempted anything without dice. So, this thread is kinda intimidating to me. I want to start, but afraid, I will mess something up, or get yelled at for making a mistake, or not understanding what is going on. I will figure out my weapons, and see if Matthew has any suggestions for my character, and when we get back from alabama, I will start. Just be very patient with me, and realize that I can be quite dense in these areas. lol. But it really does sound like fun, and I am sure that my friends here at PT won't treat me the same way as the others did when I first tried RPGing.
Thanks for responding to my note.