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What is your favorite genre?
Poll ended at Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:43 pm
High Fantasy 50%  50%  [ 1 ]
Gritty Fantasy 50%  50%  [ 1 ]
Space Opera 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Hard Sci Fi 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Horror 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Post Apocalypse/Zombie 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Gonzo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
You Fool - you don't even have my favorite! 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 2
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 Post subject: Genre Poll
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:43 pm 
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As the title implies, what's your favorite genre to play? As a side question - is it the same as other media like comics, books, movies, etc?


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 Post subject: Re: Genre Poll
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:38 pm 
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This was difficult, as I like a number and of late have been playing a more heroic version of Shadowrun and Superheroes the most.

But High Fantasy is my first and best love.


Btw, what did you mean by Gritty. Had to ask because of a recent blog I made... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Genre Poll
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:58 pm 
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gleichman wrote:
This was difficult, as I like a number and of late have been playing a more heroic version of Shadowrun and Superheroes the most.

But High Fantasy is my first and best love.

I figured this would be your answer and, to be honest, I was surprised that there was even a challenge for you. You surprise me, yet again.

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Btw, what did you mean by Gritty. Had to ask because of a recent blog I made... :)

:shock: Hah! missed that one!

It's a mix of things, and certainly I did not mean to tarnish one preference or another. For me, it's a mix of difficult magic, deadly combat, etc. Now, here's the conundrum for me - I also like D&D at higher levels. But it's still about a bit more difficulty in getting powerful magics and a bit more difficulty in staying alive.

Now, what I hadn't, honestly, considered is the morality aspect of it. I do see it as different than High Fantasy but in ways I'm not very good at articulating. Perhaps another thread to avoid derailing any chance this one might have :)


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 Post subject: Re: Genre Poll
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:26 pm 
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Jim wrote:
gleichman wrote:
Now, what I hadn't, honestly, considered is the morality aspect of it. I do see it as different than High Fantasy but in ways I'm not very good at articulating. Perhaps another thread to avoid derailing any chance this one might have :)


Likely a good idea.

I may be a minority, but I don't think of how deadly a combat system is when I see the terms High Fantasy/Gritty Fantasy. They just aren't related. In fact, I think Gritty isn't a correct term at all for what you're saying- rather it's Low Fantasy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_fantasy

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 Post subject: Re: Genre Poll
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gleichman wrote:
I may be a minority, but I don't think of how deadly a combat system is when I see the terms High Fantasy/Gritty Fantasy. They just aren't related. In fact, I think Gritty isn't a correct term at all for what you're saying- rather it's Low Fantasy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_fantasy" target="_blank

It's likely you're correct and it would have been a better term.

We did have a thread here discussing what "traditional" fantasy was - here.


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 Post subject: Re: Genre Poll
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:01 am 
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So far it's a 1 on 1 battle between High and Gritty Fantasy...

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 Post subject: Re: Genre Poll
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:10 pm 
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I don't have one single favorite style. I like them all.


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 Post subject: Re: Genre Poll
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:35 pm 
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Looks like it's the 'Fool' option for you!


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 Post subject: Re: Genre Poll
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:39 pm 
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Well I don't think of you as foolish. :) Even inside a genre I think there's room for differences. I prefer my fantasy to be less high, and a little more "Low", I like my Noir to have elements of fantasy in it. It all depends on not just me, but my players needs as well.


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