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April 16, 2005

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Jim Parish

Do you *really* have to ask?

Mike Ralls

I'm always curious how geeks around the world behave differently from their American counterparts. Sure, lead on MacDoff.

Andrew Lambdin-Abraham

Tell, do tell!


Convert them to GURPS Vorkosigan, as soon as it's out.

Andrew Reeves

I will start by making a confession that I am a huge fan of White Wolf (once I get a check cashed, I'm going down the block to pick up the new redaction of the World of Darkness...), but even so, when among academics I often feel a wee bit embarassed mentioning said hobby. And this is in spite of the fact that a great many grad students in medieval studies are gamers.

All of which brings me to my question. Being a part of the Washington Establishment who rubs shoulders with the international elite, do the financiers, technocrats, etc. with whom you come into contact on a daily basis know of this habit of yours? I ask this because I'm rather embarassed for a professor of Old French to find out that I game; I can't imagine the horror that I'd feel if I were meeting a finance minister and s/he found out.

Or is part of coming to terms with the inner geek the ability to have no fear that a foreign minister would also know of your habit?

Errol

I ask this because I'm rather embarassed for a professor of Old French to find out that I game;

It's on my CV. I emphasise a: what I do is rather different in practice from what the 'average' 14-year-old gamer does (this being the average adult's perception) and b: it is excellent experience in problem solving with limited resources, giving examples of potentially violent situations resolved through peaceful means.

Carlos

Andrew, what do you think they do at G-7 meetings? It's Warhammer all the way, baby.

Mike Ralls

>Andrew, what do you think they do at G-7 meetings? It's Warhammer all the way, baby.

novak

Can you compare the D&D experience in all thrre places (States vs. Serbia vs. Romania)?
Novak

Kelvon

i didn't really get the point(s), but i just thought that it would me nice for me to say that i'm a romanian D&D player. and i've been here all my life. i didn't bring bring the game with me from the states or such, i simply started playing it here, in romania. i'm not from bucharest, i'm from timisoara (even though 99% of you probably haven't ever heard of it). i just wanna say that if you're a romanian D&D player or if you accidently stumble upon romania, don't despair! there are some players in romania. in timisora (population ~360,000) there are almost 10 players that i know, another almost 10 that i've heard rumors and legends about and i predict that there are even more, maybe even more than 30. and i don't think D&D is a geekish game. i'm sorry for you folks who feel geekish about playing D&D. some advice for you folk: don't listen to what the masses say or think about D&D (or similar games) players. ever tried not giving a f**k?

Luci

HI, I stumbled across this page and the thing that got my attention the most is about dnd in timisoara. I am a stundent here and I have been having an interest in dnd for quite a while, but I couldn't really get my hands on it better until lately.

Right now, I did a little role-playing with a simplified board-game version, but i'm into the real game and I want to get in contact with people who do it here, in Timisoara. How can I do that?
Is there a place, a club or something, or I should just write an email or something?

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