November 27th, 2006

  • ijgrant

The face of Roleplaying

Today I went to my Local gaming shop for a day long event. I was going with my 2 other gaming buddies.

A bit of background here, but we play 3 games on a rotating bases, Dogs in the Vineyard, Burning Empires, and Kill puppies for satan, with a bit of Rune thrown in.

Anyways, at the shop, I find the event is entirely D&D minis, Star wars Minis, and CCGs. the only table that doesn't have an expensive set of figures or terrain models is ours, fortunantly, no one noticed, since no one cared to play any of the games we tried to run, Save Burning Empires, which Mike managed to get a group together (they had agreed before the even to play) Anyone who we tried to get into the game wasn't intrested.

The final nail in the coffin was the official from Wizards of the Coast, who went around criticizing the games, and making somewhat obvious inferences that D&D is superior, and that there is only one way to roleplay.

This brings me to my thought of the day? Is this really roleplaying. Is roleplaying exclusivly about combat, with a story tacked on as an afterthought, or none at all?