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Title: You first RPG game?
Post by: Borsook on December 06, 2005, 07:20:48 AM
First ever - a PnP session "kill the dragon in the dungeon", rules invented by a friend.

First "proper" - Warhammer FRP - still believe it's one of the most colorful game worlds out there. And I was playing WHFB a lot at the time.

First computer RP - Ultima VI or VII. I got lost in the numbers.

So, how about you?
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: balduran on December 06, 2005, 07:40:30 AM
First Ever - Some adventure game-book, called "Bloody sword" or sth like that, I don't remember.

First "proper" - Lord and Magician PnP game

First computer RP - Rage of Mages, although it cannot really be called RPG.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Exodus on December 06, 2005, 09:00:13 AM
The best electronic one I've played, can't recall of it was the first was one on the SNES, Seeds of Mana.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Kanain on December 06, 2005, 09:02:37 AM
First ever - I discovered Ultima 3, Zork, and Red Box D&D all around the same time.  I can't remember which one I played first.

First "proper" - Red Box D&D.

First computer RP - Ultima 3 or Zork.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Echon on December 06, 2005, 09:19:06 AM
First ever: Hero Quest. I played the wizard. I imagined him being a wizardly kind of guy and I expressed that by walking around in a dungeon with my party and casting spells.

First proper: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition. Still fairly hack'n'slash oriented but our characters actually featured backgrounds and personalities which we occasionally tried to roleplay.

First CRPG: Baldur's Gate: The Forgotten Realms. Dark Sun: Shattered Lands. How could I forget this game?

-Echon
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Sorrow on December 06, 2005, 09:58:43 AM
First ever:Freestyle RPG played on lessons in a notebook.
First proper:No?
First CRPG:Ultima 1 on C=64
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: jcompton on December 06, 2005, 10:48:00 AM
First ever/first proper: A Dragonlance AD&D(1e) module

First CRPG: Um. Does Atari 2600 Adventure count? If not, then... uh... Bard's Tale? Phantasie 1? I'm honestly not sure.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Evaine Dian on December 06, 2005, 10:57:52 AM
First PnP: I have no idea what that was, no one told me... something with elves and dwarves and stuff. :)

First CRPG: BG 2
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Kulyok on December 06, 2005, 10:59:34 AM
First PnP: I have no idea what that was, no one told me... something with elves and dwarves and stuff. :)

First CRPG: BG 2

Same here.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Ghreyfain on December 06, 2005, 05:02:00 PM
First ever: Aside from cops and robbers (tell me that ain't an RPG), probably sitting on the bus to school with my friends and doing what I think is called free-form RPGing. We'd basically state our actions, and the DM (we called him God), would just say whether or not our attack/sneak/pick pocket attempt/etc. worked.

First "proper": If you mean PnP, then PPCon in Seattle last summer, I think. Edit: If you can call that "proper".  Heh.

First CRPG: Eye of the Beholder 3.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Meddle. on December 06, 2005, 05:17:46 PM
First ever was kinda FieldRPG with duralloy weapons and such.
First CRPG i remember is Alphaman. Freaks here! Duralloy stuff here, too.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: NiGHTMARE on December 06, 2005, 05:34:40 PM
First ever - depends whether my "first proper" counts.  If so, same as first proper.  If not, same as first CRPG.

First proper - none, unless you count Choose Your Own Adventure style gamebooks.

First CRPG - hard to say, since I got into RPGs around 1990/91, and was only nine or ten at the time ;).  The earliest RPGs I can remember playing are Shadow Sorcerer and Eye of the Beholder 1 (both AD&D games, incidentally :)), but the first which really absorbed me were Ultima VII and Ultima Underworld 1.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: sirchet on December 06, 2005, 05:50:14 PM
My first PnP was a German game very much like DnD, I can't remember the name. A friend translated for me (I was stationed in Germany in the Army), it had elves, dwarves, ..........I think it was called Star Craft, not the sci-fi real time stratigy game released on pc.

Electronic rpg would be Warriors of the Eternal Sun on sega. Did anyone else ever play it, I still think it was the best.
CRPG would be Arena, the first chapter of the Elder Scrolls (Morrowind is another later chapter)

Thats all that comes to mind.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: melora on December 06, 2005, 10:35:47 PM
Baldur's Gate 2
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Pigeon on December 07, 2005, 12:03:32 AM
First CRPG was probably Dark Sun: Shattered Lands (still a fun game). Or Eye of the Beholder 2, but I never really considered that an RPG.

Only PnP games I ever played were D&D, and I was too young to actually enjoy them. But I still have my character sheet in my closet.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: fcm on December 07, 2005, 01:17:29 AM
Baldur's Gate I was my first CRPG, I believe. I would have still been in grade school (1st-5th) when I first played it.

I don't do PnP because I don't know why, and as far as platform games go, I prefer adventure and fighting games -- which is good, because I'm a PS kind of girl. I really don't think I've played any platform RPGs.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Loriel on December 07, 2005, 01:40:48 AM
First RPG: d20 TMNT (hanging my head in shame)
First proper: PnP AD&D 2e Forgotten Realms
First CPRG: Baldur's Gate: Forgotten Realms (unless you count Final Fantasy - I don't)
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Bluenose on December 07, 2005, 04:51:54 AM
First RPG and first proper RPG: Chainmail rules with the Greyhawk fantasy supplement - showing my age here a bit. :(
First CRPG: probably one of the Ultima series, could be an early Bard's Tale.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: jester on December 07, 2005, 11:14:06 AM
First ever: Some Middle Earth campaign based on GURPS IIRC
First proper: We never played anything proper, we just winged it and then argued about it later for hours
First CPRG: Bard's Tale (C64) or reentry with Baldur's Gate

edit: typo
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: irenicus on December 07, 2005, 01:22:20 PM
First ever - Ecco the tides of time

first proper - warhammer

first CPRG- Baldurs gate
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: discharger12 on December 07, 2005, 03:24:27 PM
My first was Quest 64 for the n64. And quite frankly, that has got to be the most god-aweful game I've ever had the misfortune to play.

The first CRPG was Baldur's Gate 1.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Eral on December 07, 2005, 03:59:18 PM
First ever: Watching a PnP game played by my friends. The intensity of the participants was way too scary for me to ever actually play.
First proper: See above
First CPRG: Mr.FPS had a game on his Nintendo? in 1993. It was probably the precursor of Zelda. (Can't be the same one as dis is talking about because it was very good, and he would only have been 2 at the time. ::)) He was stuck in an area where just hitting things with your sword didn't work, and as a sign of his respect for my problem-solving skills, he asked for my assistance. He drove, I gave directions. We played the whole thing through eventually.
First proper CPRG: King's Quest 4? Flying solo.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Muerte on December 07, 2005, 07:48:22 PM
First evar! Some FR PnP game.
First CRPG Diablo. Most excellent game.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: LizDiggory on December 08, 2005, 09:57:39 AM
First ever: Dragon Warrior on the NES.
First proper: N/A
First CRPG: Diablo
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Drew on December 08, 2005, 11:29:18 PM
First Ever: Dragon Warrior on the Nes
First Proper: Pnp 2e
First CrPG:  Remember those crappy Dragonlance games from back in the day?  Yeh.  Those.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: fcm on December 09, 2005, 03:53:46 AM
First ever - Ecco the tides of time

first proper - warhammer

first CPRG- Baldurs gate

Ecco? for Genesis/SNS? I thought that was more of a puzzle/adventure game.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: cliffette on December 09, 2005, 04:05:51 AM
First ever: Golden Axe (dammit, it's an RPG, I had to get into the character of that scantily clad woman, shutup icelus, and she got more powerful as she went along, so it's an RPG, okay?)
First real: Never
First computer: Final Fantasy 7. Oh, I still love it.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Borsook on December 09, 2005, 04:42:19 AM
First ever: Golden Axe (dammit, it's an RPG, I had to get into the character of that scantily clad woman, shutup icelus, and she got more powerful as she went along, so it's an RPG, okay?)
First real: Never
First computer: Final Fantasy 7. Oh, I still love it.
Oh, Oh, Oh! Golden Axe ruled! Like totally. :)
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: cliffette on December 09, 2005, 05:05:23 AM
Yes, especially after I chopped that stupid dwarf played by my little brother into oblivion for the thousandth time*!!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Ah, good times.


* He stole my bird steed and thus deserved it.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Borsook on December 09, 2005, 05:09:47 AM
Yes, especially after I chopped that stupid dwarf played by my little brother into oblivion for the thousandth time*!!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Ah, good times.


* He stole my bird steed and thus deserved it.
I always played the dwarf :( What's a bird steed? Was it supposed to be seed or is it a kind of bird one can ride on?
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: cliffette on December 10, 2005, 12:44:15 AM
Option number two - those things that you knocked the bad guys off and then rode. That dwarf would always steal my bird. Grrrrr.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: discharger12 on December 10, 2005, 01:30:16 AM
First ever - Ecco the tides of time

first proper - warhammer

first CPRG- Baldurs gate

Ecco? for Genesis/SNS? I thought that was more of a puzzle/adventure game.

That rings a bell... is that the one of the dolphin on the cover? I have it, but never played it.

@Eral: Quest 64 was a the first (and only?) RPG for the n64. It was very FF-like, in that monsters would randomly appear, the fighting style, etc, but it... was extremely dull, and the story was just horrid. And the final end boss is... big and purple.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: irenicus on December 10, 2005, 06:23:13 AM
First ever - Ecco the tides of time

first proper - warhammer

first CPRG- Baldurs gate

Ecco? for Genesis/SNS? I thought that was more of a puzzle/adventure game.

thats the one... hmm yes but the new PS2 one was sort of rp
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Eral on December 10, 2005, 03:25:19 PM
@Eral: Quest 64 was a the first (and only?) RPG for the n64. It was very FF-like, in that monsters would randomly appear, the fighting style, etc, but it... was extremely dull, and the story was just horrid. And the final end boss is... big and purple.
I guess it is the same game. I liked that end boss. I found it's big purpleness fun. It may be that being in love affected my thinking, and I thus perceived the game to be fun, when it wasn't. I watched a lot of football in those days too, and enjoyed that. And I hate sport.
The question arises, if that game sank into the mists of time 12 years ago - does that mean we should all add about 10 years to you???
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Borsook on December 10, 2005, 11:11:33 PM
@Eral: Quest 64 was a the first (and only?) RPG for the n64. It was very FF-like, in that monsters would randomly appear, the fighting style, etc, but it... was extremely dull, and the story was just horrid. And the final end boss is... big and purple.
I guess it is the same game. I liked that end boss. I found it's big purpleness fun. It may be that being in love affected my thinking, and I thus perceived the game to be fun, when it wasn't. I watched a lot of football in those days too, and enjoyed that. And I hate sport.
The question arises, if that game sank into the mists of time 12 years ago - does that mean we should all add about 10 years to you???
That must have been a lot of love if you enjoyed football...
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Lord 342 on December 11, 2005, 02:48:35 AM
First ever is also first CRPG: Fallout 2
First propper: D&D 3rd ed rules.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: fcm on December 11, 2005, 02:55:31 PM
Fallout is GOOD.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Sorrow on December 11, 2005, 03:31:48 PM
Fallout 2 is SEXY
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Post by: Borsook on December 11, 2005, 03:35:09 PM
BOLD CAPITALS rule.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: notasophist on December 11, 2005, 04:09:45 PM
Just stacking up message counts, so here it is:

First table RPG: Rifts (i don't think anyone here listed it as a first)

First CRPG: Ultima VII: The Serpent Isle

Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Muerte on December 11, 2005, 04:10:14 PM
Fallout is the excellence other games are judged by.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: fcm on December 11, 2005, 04:14:40 PM
SENTENCE STRUCTURE "A = B" IS THE BEST.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Lu on December 11, 2005, 05:42:58 PM
What's them 'proper' thing you been talkin'bout, misters? Ain't saying nothing to me
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Borsook on December 11, 2005, 11:16:11 PM
   What's them 'proper' thing you been talkin'bout, misters? Ain't saying nothing to me
Since I started this, maybe should explain. By:
FIRST EVER I meant first encounter of something RPG-like
FIRST PROPER I was reffering to PnP RPG (possibly one published)

Sorry for the confusion dear lady.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Lu on December 11, 2005, 11:47:35 PM
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Since I started this, maybe should explain. By:
FIRST EVER I meant first encounter of something RPG-like
FIRST PROPER I was reffering to PnP RPG (possibly one published)

Sorry for the confusion dear lady
How come all 'em boys and gals knows it but me? (and this is a question, sure enogh)
Ain't not your fault though, no need to be sorry, mister
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Borsook on December 12, 2005, 01:27:09 AM
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Since I started this, maybe should explain. By:
FIRST EVER I meant first encounter of something RPG-like
FIRST PROPER I was reffering to PnP RPG (possibly one published)

Sorry for the confusion dear lady
   How come all 'em boys and gals knows it but me? (and this is a question, sure enogh)
   Ain't not your fault though, no need to be sorry, mister
Apparetly You don't have the same silly set of word associations as myself. Oh, and Ghreyfain was not sure on page one... :pirate So what was Your first RPG, Lu?
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Lu on December 12, 2005, 01:43:00 AM
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So what was Your first RPG, Lu?
If as a try, then methinks it was Fallout (you be laughing at me all, I knows)
 Or maybe some other game was first, can't recall the name. There was big scary guys, they showed up and would say smth evil, then go away, never on me. Then somebody said it could only be played on line, that's why them guys never got me
If as RPG that I did play, it was BG1
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Eral on December 12, 2005, 01:56:38 AM
That must have been a lot of love if you enjoyed football...
A survey was recently released saying that being "in love" only lasts for a year, whereupon (I state this as a result of experience although I'm sure someone is ging to make a survey on it, despite the patent uneccessaryness of it) other emotions kick in. Who the hell funded this survey? I mean, everyone in the world who has ever fallen in love hasn't already told everybody who hasn't?
But yes, there was a lot of love. Being in love makes you extraordinarily tolerant and accommodating. Which makes the next stage of loving a period of readjustment where you realise you are not really enjoying picking up his dirty socks and he realises the free ride is over. 
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Veloxyll on December 12, 2005, 03:28:02 AM
eral was once a free ride :o

(Apologies, but I couldn't in good concience let a line like that slip past)
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Borsook on December 12, 2005, 04:31:45 AM
Being in love makes you extraordinarily tolerant and accommodating.
Tell that to the people of Troy :).
Which makes the next stage of loving a period of readjustment where you realise you are not really enjoying picking up his dirty socks and he realises the free ride is over. 
Nah, don't be cynical Eral. It is not always like that.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Sorrow on December 12, 2005, 08:33:24 AM
Which makes the next stage of loving a period of readjustment where you realise you are not really enjoying picking up his dirty socks and he realises the free ride is over. 
Nah, don't be cynical Eral. It is not always like that.

I think that if it's not always like that only because some people are cynical and intolerant when chosing a partner, not year after :P.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Eral on December 12, 2005, 03:45:21 PM
Vel, you are in big, big trouble. Right now, the feminist SWAT team is on it's way to deconstruct you.

The problem for Troy was only two people were allegedly in love. If Hector and Achilles had fallen in love, the whole thing would have been very civil.
Borsook: I can only speak from experience. Mr. FPS was extremely surprised to find that I wouldn't be ironing his underwear. We had so many discussions containing the words "But Mum always did!" Even now, after 12 years together, he still seems startled to find that I don't have his mother's total deference to his every whim. When you're in love, everything shines and is perfect. It's when you're sharing daily life, and your love is a familiar item of your mental furniture, and you do things that bug each other that you find out if your love for the person is stronger than the irritations and difficulties of life. Loving becomes an active choice -not just something that happened because of an initial attraction.

Sorrow, put away your shopping list. You don't choose your partner - you choose to maintain the partnership once you have developed the relationship.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: notasophist on December 12, 2005, 08:53:41 PM

The problem for Troy was only two people were allegedly in love. If Hector and Achilles had fallen in love, the whole thing would have been very civil.

Hector, yes. Achilles, no.  :)
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Pigeon on December 12, 2005, 11:41:50 PM
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Mr. FPS was extremely surprised to find that I wouldn't be ironing his underwear. We had so many discussions containing the words "But Mum always did!"

Did he mistake you for your mother or something? Sheesh.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Borsook on December 13, 2005, 12:55:44 AM
Vel, you are in big, big trouble. Right now, the feminist SWAT team is on it's way to deconstruct you.

The problem for Troy was only two people were allegedly in love. If Hector and Achilles had fallen in love, the whole thing would have been very civil.
Borsook: I can only speak from experience. Mr. FPS was extremely surprised to find that I wouldn't be ironing his underwear. We had so many discussions containing the words "But Mum always did!" Even now, after 12 years together, he still seems startled to find that I don't have his mother's total deference to his every whim. When you're in love, everything shines and is perfect. It's when you're sharing daily life, and your love is a familiar item of your mental furniture, and you do things that bug each other that you find out if your love for the person is stronger than the irritations and difficulties of life. Loving becomes an active choice -not just something that happened because of an initial attraction.
There is of course truth in what You say, but not necessarly. Some people fall in love with people they've known for years, so any suprises about them happen in the period before losing the ability to think rationaly. Also some people are really perfect (I know one) and there's nothing bad to learn about them :)
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Sorrow on December 13, 2005, 04:07:00 AM
Sorrow, put away your shopping list. You don't choose your partner - you choose to maintain the partnership once you have developed the relationship.

I prefer to be alone till the bitter end than to live with someone that I would call Mrs. FPP or Mrs Hip-Hop or Mrs. I Go To Church Every Sunday or Mrs. I Don't Like The Music You Listen or Mrs. I'm Teh Princess And You Are My Brave And Obedient Knight.


It's when you're sharing daily life, and your love is a familiar item of your mental furniture, and you do things that bug each other that you find out if your love for the person is stronger than the irritations and difficulties of life. Loving becomes an active choice -not just something that happened because of an initial attraction.

I don't know if you know, but some people are able to love and carefully judge person at the same time without the period of being blind.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Borsook on December 13, 2005, 04:21:42 AM
Sorrow, put away your shopping list. You don't choose your partner - you choose to maintain the partnership once you have developed the relationship.

I Don't Like The Music You Listen or Mrs.
This particular reason is... well, silly. Diversity of tastes is actually a good thing in a relationship (at least in the long run). Just my opinion. ;)

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I don't know if you know, but some people are able to love and carefully judge person at the same time without the period of being blind.

Ya know, if it ain't blind, it ain't really Love. It may be love, but not Love. No way.  ;)
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Sorrow on December 13, 2005, 04:31:23 AM
Sorrow, put away your shopping list. You don't choose your partner - you choose to maintain the partnership once you have developed the relationship.

I Don't Like The Music You Listen or Mrs.
This particular reason is... well, silly. Diversity of tastes is actually a good thing in a relationship (at least in the long run). Just my opinion. ;)


It has something to do with the fact that music has the ability to affect emotional state and psychical health of the listener.
Many kinds of music cause influx of negative emotions and some kinds are outright vampiric (Evanescence or Cradle of Filth for example.)
I used to listen a lot of different kinds of music, but I discovered that it causes emotional confusion and has negative effects on my ability to live a normal live, so now I listen mostly to positive and empovering music.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Borsook on December 13, 2005, 05:16:55 AM
Sorrow, put away your shopping list. You don't choose your partner - you choose to maintain the partnership once you have developed the relationship.

I Don't Like The Music You Listen or Mrs.
This particular reason is... well, silly. Diversity of tastes is actually a good thing in a relationship (at least in the long run). Just my opinion. ;)


It has something to do with the fact that music has the ability to affect emotional state and psychical health of the listener.
Many kinds of music cause influx of negative emotions and some kinds are outright vampiric (Evanescence or Cradle of Filth for example.)
I used to listen a lot of different kinds of music, but I discovered that it causes emotional confusion and has negative effects on my ability to live a normal live, so now I listen mostly to positive and empovering music.
Thread hijack! Ok, but what it has to do with being with somebody, or rather how is that an obstacle impossible to overcome? There are things like headphones and without a tolerance for the other person's tastes the chances of buiding a successful relationship are pretty slim.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Sorrow on December 13, 2005, 05:54:28 AM
That depends on what one means by relationship.
To me it's a striving to unity - i.e. assimilation of others positive traits and elimination of negative.
I think that in this case drastic differences in tastes are an obstacle.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: CoM_Solaufein on December 13, 2005, 07:14:08 AM
Excuse me while I post something on topic.

First PNP? I don't remember, something from 1st edition D&D.
First CRPG? Diablo. Greatest thing that ever happened to me concerning PC games. Than when Baldur's Gate came out I bought that as well. I liked CRPGs because I missed the days of PnP. I moved away from friends who were pretty involved in it and I missed it. CRPGs filled that void nicely.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: Regullus on December 13, 2005, 08:08:51 AM
  First Experience? None

  First PnP? None

 First CRPG - Diablo then Fallout which of the two was the more definitive crpg moment in my life. When I accepted (unwittingly) the slave trader's proposition, in Fallout 2, I choked on my gum. I love, love, love the Fallout series. I love BG but it is only with the excellent mods added that the gaming experience even comes close to the Fallout series. The emotional wrench of losing Dogmeat :'( has never been equaled.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: SimDing0 on December 13, 2005, 08:11:56 AM
First CRPG was BG1. I've never played anything PnPish.
Title: Re: You first RPG game?
Post by: CoM_Solaufein on December 13, 2005, 08:19:51 AM
The two Fallout games were the best games ever made. I like them more than Baldur's Gate, but not by much.  ;)  The Fallout world fits my mood at times.