Nerdgasm

Jul. 22nd, 2011 07:44 pm
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Now, far be it from me to deny my inner nerdiness, but coming out about this particular topic is rough:

I have over a thousand roleplaying books.

Dungeons and Dragons, more White Wolf than you can shake a stake at, even *shudder* a ton of Rifts.

That's not the nerdy part.

I reread them. Often.

*blush*

I was given the huge boxed sets of Planescape for Xmas 1995 by the players in my game, and I am spending this fine Friday evening looking at maps of imaginary places, reading descriptions of outer-planar monsters and outrageous characters, and immersing myself in the unique tone and feel of the campaign setting. The writers chose to incorporate terms from 18th Century Thieves Cant, and it's remarkably unique:

"Don't get peeled, berk, you don't know the dark of it!"

*BLISS*

Date: 2011-07-23 03:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tzaddi-93.livejournal.com
Don't feel bad. I read my cookbooks. :)

Date: 2011-07-23 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirtlifterbear.livejournal.com
I do too!

Of course, I'll read a cereal box if desperate enough!

*giggle*

Date: 2011-07-23 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tzaddi-93.livejournal.com
Just as long as you didn't get your driver's license from a cereal box, I think we're OK.

Date: 2011-07-23 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vurumai.livejournal.com
You've seen him drive right?

Date: 2011-07-23 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tzaddi-93.livejournal.com
Actually, I haven't. The only time I've seen him in a car, I was driving.

Date: 2011-07-25 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirtlifterbear.livejournal.com
Hey!

I drove the ambulance perfectly safely!

At 85 miles an hour!

I think I can manage a Scion!

*giggle*

Date: 2011-07-26 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tzaddi-93.livejournal.com
Thankfully, I never had to experience your ambulance driving. :)

Date: 2011-07-26 05:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirtlifterbear.livejournal.com
This is a good thing!

*grin*

PS Thanks for the sour cream tip, I'm totally going to try it!

Date: 2011-07-23 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vurumai.livejournal.com
Oh we gotta roll some fucking dice, my friend.

Yanno... there is a Space Marine role playing game and I have the main book. Wanna look at it over pancakes tomorrow?

Date: 2011-07-23 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearless-son.livejournal.com
I can only assume that you are refering to Deathwatch? That is a sister title to Dark Heresy and uses the same system.

Mmmmm, six pages of gore-splattered critical-hits tables...

Date: 2011-07-23 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vurumai.livejournal.com
Roger that. If you're familiar you should get in on this if it gets rolling.

Date: 2011-07-23 06:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] entropic-system.livejournal.com
I still have all mine, too. Just can't part with them. Have pretty much the whole planescape line, too: diTerlizzi is still one of my favorite artists.

Date: 2011-07-25 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirtlifterbear.livejournal.com
There is something Brian-Froud-ish about him, in a good way!

Date: 2011-07-23 06:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clayshaper.livejournal.com
*highfive*

I do that too, re-read them... they're fun, and enjoyable, and... yes, nerdy. *blush*

Most of mine are white wolf/WoD but... I have an origional set of DnD books because I AM THAT OLD... I bought them that long ago. (grins)

Date: 2011-07-25 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirtlifterbear.livejournal.com
We're not old, we're VINTAGE!

Date: 2011-07-23 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearless-son.livejournal.com
I am currently re-reading through my Dark Heresy source books. One of the only settings in which you can use terms such as "No one expects the Imperial Inqusition!" and "We're on a mission from the God-Emperor," without irony.
Edited Date: 2011-07-23 07:25 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-07-23 07:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearless-son.livejournal.com
And those source books provide you with so many fantastic places to send your characters.

Date: 2011-07-25 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirtlifterbear.livejournal.com
LAUGH!

Great link!

Date: 2011-07-23 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-chaos-bringer.livejournal.com
I have a bunch of Rifts/Heroes books, but I can't find anyone to game with beyond D&D 3.5... *sigh*

I enjoy rereading the Rifts books.

Date: 2011-07-23 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearless-son.livejournal.com
Likewise. Rifts is a good setting, but it has the unfortunate circumstance of being shackled to a horrible system, being published by a draconian company.

Date: 2011-07-25 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirtlifterbear.livejournal.com
Rifts: Mega-Damage is SO much worse than damage-damage!

Date: 2011-07-23 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seeker2.livejournal.com
I shudder to contemplate how many tons of these I have myself... the bookshelves groan under the weight of them all. I keep thinking I should take some of them to Half Price... then I can't bring myself to part with them or get lost re-reading an old treasure as well. Hehe

Date: 2011-07-25 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirtlifterbear.livejournal.com
I think that I love them because they make my imagination SOAR!

Hard to get rid of!

Date: 2011-07-24 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr-tectonic.livejournal.com
That... is a lot of books, my friend. Wow.

Date: 2011-07-24 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirtlifterbear.livejournal.com
In "Sex and the City" when Carrie had to buy her apartment when the building went condo and she didn't have the cash for the down-payment, but had so many SHOES?

That's me, game-wise.

Date: 2011-07-24 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quaryn-dk.livejournal.com
I've got no RPG cred to speak of, but when my DH was in uni, he and several of his friends actually WROTE an RPG system.

Date: 2011-07-25 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirtlifterbear.livejournal.com
Homebrew systems are wonderful!