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 No.13077

Hey guys, I wanna play TTRPG, I've never really played more than a few one off sessions here and there, I was also a DM for some people for a few months but I couldn't deal with the stress.

Anyway, where's the best place I should look for a game (online)? It all seems so intimidating.

I've never been the best at social stuff. Also it would help if the game is furry friendly.

 No.13107

i've always wanted to play but idk how to start and also i got the feeling i'm going to turn out to be a cannibal murder hobo

maybe i should play WH40K instead?

 No.13108

>>13107
Lol. Let's never play together, I'm like the opposite to you, I'm a bleeding heart peacenik.

 No.13109

>How do I start
Check if there's a game store near you to meet people.
You might also be able to find people through one of those websites for people looking for a community. Alternatively there might be enough interest among /leftypol/ to do something via Matrix or play-by-post. I've never used any of the sites/services designed for putting groups together like roll20 because I've only heard bad things lol.

>>13077
>Also it would help if the game is furry friendly.
Depends more on the group than the game system tbh. Many games have options catering to this.

>>13107
>maybe i should play WH40K instead?
only if you wanna spend loads of money on miniatures

>>13108
Sounds like a fun dynamic tbh. Different characters having different attitudes tends to work pretty well as long as the real people playing the game are all looking to have a good time rather than dominate the party. If you can get intra-party conflict and character development to work that's a sign of a good group.

 No.13110

>not playing on Tabletop Simulator

 No.13111

>>13110
Doesn't that involve a lot of microtransactions and importing custom assets if you want to play with TTRPG stuff?

 No.13112

>>13111
Well you can put whatever you want into Tabletop Sim via modding, but I would say roll20 is usually easier.

 No.13113

>>13109
>Check if there's a game store near you to meet people.

There are game stores near me but whenever I go in they're usually devoted to playing card games. I dunno. I would feel weird going up to random people and being like 'hey I wanna join your game' anyway, but doing in person DnD could definitely be better.

 No.13114

>>13111
for the DLC's you can just use a creamapi if you already have the game,or you can just use them on a pirated version on multiplayer (you have to convince your entire table to pirate it tho)
there is even a mod tool if you don't own the game on steam to download automatically from the workshop.
>>13112
This on the other end necessitate to have all the assets yourself as PNGs,and fork over cash for the subscription service depending on how much you need in term of space. (hard limit of 5 players without paying,and 100mo of files max)
It's possible to do it without using any money at all,but it's more time consuming than just picking all the assets in a free mod,but it's easier to setup the game itself.

 No.13117

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>>13109

joke's on gamesworkshop
i'm a huge fan of bootleg figures
i could sell my ass to buy a cheap 3d printer and just print my own shit
chaos orks let's fucking go

 No.13118

>>13117
It sounds like you are high on Meth.

 No.13119

>>13117
even bootleg minis are expensive

 No.13122

>>13118

i call it "meth-a-game"

 No.13123

The furry game of choice seems to be Albedo Anthropomorphics which is based on a comic book series of the same name. Good luck finding a game.

 No.13133

>>13077
I have about 1k hours on roll20 from playing and DMing across a few different systems. During the pandemic I started playing with nazis from a 4/tg/ glowcord server, but I quit all those games. I would be down play some dark fantasy or scifi stuff with /leftypol/ anons.

Would any anons be up for a 5e oneshot on roll20?
>inb4 anti 5e elitism
It's not my favorite, but it's a good one to onboard new people
I'm not down with any furry shit though.

 No.13135

I think the politics of TTRPGs are worth discussing. Tabletop systems mostly represent themselves as collaborative story telling, but they clearly function as fantasy escapism for people that hate our shithole reality. Even more acutely than vidya.
Worth keeping in mind if you are going to dive into the hobby. It can be powerful opiate if you can find a cool group and and a good GM. But do you really want that opiate?

 No.13137

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>>13135
These days it might be more popular because the world sucks and it can provide an escape, but collaborative storytelling and fantasy have always been things people do.

 No.13138

>>13137
>but collaborative storytelling and fantasy have always been things people do.
I think that if people were fully self actualized and living in a post-scarcity society, it's plausible that interest in fiction would wither away

 No.13139

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>>13138
>I think that if people were fully self actualized and living in a post-scarcity society, it's plausible that interest in fiction would wither away

 No.13140

>>13138
wishful thinking, free time would still exist,both to create and to experience fiction.

 No.13143

>>13140
>>13139
> free time would still exist,both to create and to experience fiction.
yeah, but what I'm suggesting is that perhaps our interest in fiction is rooted in a desire for escapism which would be eradicated.

 No.13144

>>13143
>our interest in fiction is rooted in a desire for escapism
Why would you think that? People have imaginations and like using them.

 No.13152

>>13144
if I was fully self actualized and living in an egalitarian post scarcity world, I don't think I would read Dostoevsky or play Portal 2. I that perhaps we all pursue those sorts of activities as a form of cope. Why would we be inclined to transport ourselves into these stories, if our immediate reality was unalienated and fulfilling?
Even if humans are fundamentally imaginative and creative creatures, there are other outlets for that energy to be channeled into besides fiction once the desire for escapism dissipates.

Maybe people still would consume fiction though, I'm not certain at all. I wouldn't be so bold as to say that I have any degree of certainty about this.

I don't mean to derail the thread. Someone should get a /leftypol/ ttrpg gang going.

 No.13154

>>13119
you mean i could make a living 3D printing figures?

 No.13155

>>13154
I think he meant that 3d printing is expensive, like the plastic and shit.

 No.13159

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>>13155

i think it depends on the plastic
filament prints are cheaper compared to resin prints
but resin prints look WAY better than filament prints

 No.13161

>>13159
Yikes that mimic would be a huge pain to paint.
At least color 3D printing is a thing.

>>13154
>>13155
Yes, I meant the printing is expensive. Printing bootleg stuff still costs money. But yeah you can make money 3D printing things if you find a niche or something.

>>13152
I see what you're saying but storytelling is just so universal to people. I think fiction would be more likely to change its character than to disappear. Instead of escapism it would probably be more inspirational. Science fiction is a genre that would still make sense in a fully actualized society. There's always big ideas that we can't quite achieve for real yet, but could still be imagined as a goal to reach for. And with fantasy (or other types of fiction) there's always the appeal of "what if." I don't think fiction only or even primarily serves an escapist purpose, except in our current time.

 No.13843

>>13110
>>13112
what about vrchat?
that's free to play and allows modding


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