My RPG (role-playing game for those of you who are not into alternative entertainment) group reminds me of a knitting circle of old biddies. Normally we game on weekends because between some of us working nights, and the rest days, it's the only time we can really get together. That's the easy problem. Next is picking out the game.
((WARNING This post contains a TON of gaming references))
Me (Token Female Gamer and Bitch!): So, um, what are we playing this weekend?
Bob (I game for the philosphical process and because I like to pummel stuff imaginarily): Anything but the new D&D?
Timmy (I own every gaming book out there and like playing the weird!): Why? I have this great suppliment for Dragonstar, we can combine that with this Forgotten Realms book that I have everything for and my new Steampunk book.
Me: Don't you think that's a bit much?
Bob: I'm not playing D&D, okay?
Timmy: But I bought all these books, and it's not like you didn't have time to read them, they have been out for two months!
Bob: Let's play Mage!
Me and Timmy: GREAT!
Jason (I game because I have nothing else to do with my life and no control over it!): Alright, I guess you guys want me to run?
Jason: Alright, but we are playing Mage, Revised Edition (which he knows no one is overly fond of).
Me: Do we have to?
Timmy: Can I use my 2nd Edition books that have not been reprinted yet! They have some really awesome artifacts and they aren't overpowered! (Trust me... they are overpowered).
Bob: I only play Mage 2nd Edition, not Mage Despised Edition.
Jason: Well I am only running Mage Revised because it's the newest edition.
All: Fine, we won't play mage.
Bob: We can play Noblis!
Me and Timmy: SWEET! Noblis Makes your toast glow!
Jason: Haven't read, don't want to, won't play it.
Me: Why haven't you read it, not like you have anything else to do!
Jason: I haven't, and I am not playing it.
Me: Hey, I can run Exalted! We can do a Solar Game!
Bob: Alright! I want to make the Dawn! I AM THE CHAMPTION OF THE UNCONQUERED SUN! (He gets into that sometimes, kinda fun since he's normally so introverted).
Timmy: Alright! I can be from rare region Z and have this gear and be able to know these rare things.
Me: I Was thinking of something you know, less complicated than that? Like farmboys and cabinboys who find greatness.
Timmy: Well he can be a cabinboy, he'll just be a cabinboy to the Silver Prince! (You are going to be a character with the potential to be a God-King! DO you have to make him something freakish to start off with!)
Me: ............ fine.
Jason: I want to play a sidereal.
Me: It's a Solar game.
Jason: I hate solars, they are so boring, I want to play a sidereal. (Funny how you never hated them till the Sidereal book of how to be an "uber death machine" came out).
Me: Fine, but you have somehow managed to not get picked up by Heaven yet, you make your character from the Rogue Sidereal template.
Jason: But then I won't be as powerful. (... Role-play! Not "I have an inferiority Complex.")
Me: True, but you will be equal to everyone else.
Jason: Well then I am not playing because that's not fair, I want all the benefits of a Heaven Sidereal. (Twink.)
Me: Fine... no Exalted. (Screw this!)
*******many minues of silence*************
Jason: I'll run Ars Magic!
Me: Alright. I'll play a Quasitor! (Yeah, I love them, I'm guilty of it!... REALLY guilty of it)
Bob: I'll play... an Ex Misc! (he's are normally pretty good.)
Timmy: I'll play this rare sect of House Bonisagus with Mythic Blood and a Minor Focus of This!
ALL: That sounds more like a major focus.
Timmy: It's a minor!
ALL: Fine... it's minor.
Joe (our ex-marine, quiet, thoughtful, friendly guy who scares the living heck out of us sometimes... he's not very fond of Ars): Do we have to play Ars?
Me: We can't seem to settle on anything else.
Joe: Alright. I'll make a Flambue (he makes some scary combat mages... but great stories!)
****After making characters forever******
Jason: Alright, we'll start tomorrow!
ALL: But we just finished characters!
Jason: I need time to map out a game.
Me on the phone: So Jason, ready for the Ars Game?
Jason: I'm not really feeling it! (oh you have got to be kidding me!)
Me: But you said today...
Jason: Yeah, well I don't really feel the game, so I'm not going to run it. Lets play something else.
Me: Screw this, I'm playing WoW!
Somedays, I really want to be the one to take the fully loaded automatic to my gaming group! Screw this, I'm playing WOW now. VIVA LA ARS BELLUM!
This is Grey, signing out.