Your Geekiest Endeavor

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  1. TheDavisChanger

    TheDavisChanger Well-Known Member

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    At the moment I think the geekiest thing I've ever attempted was making a D&D 3.0 prestige class based upon the character Ness from the Earthbound series but modeled more after his abilities as portrayed in Super Smash Bros.
     
  2. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    During my teens, I wanted to become a fantasy author and thought the best way to do it was to start out modeling the world my bestsellers were to take place in.

    Needless to say, I ended up having embarrassing amounts of kilobytes on my hard drive with detailed descriptions of cultures, religions, races, monsters, magic etc; most if not all of it was of course pathetically cliché.
     
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    wobbler Well-Known Member

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    I have several times, with different friends, decided to create a new RPG (Pen and paper of course) and spent many hours on something that would only wither out in the sand.
     
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    Archmage Orintil New Member

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    Similar to wobbler.
    Also, a foolish attempt to make a walking cane flame thrower.
     
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    I actually created an RPG hybrid when I was 16. It took place in a new city in the Forgotten Realms, complete with noble families, premade characters, special races, and new abilities. There were also maps, tables of data, and costumes. Because LARP was how we rolled. Shockingly, my friends went along with it, and we played Rivershire (God, how common!) for months.
     
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    Jungle Japes Well-Known Member

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    I have read 'The Silmarillion' cover to cover multiple times.
     
  7. JustaFishInaJar

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    I played my Gameboy DS while my wife was giving birth.
     
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    wobbler Well-Known Member

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    I think we got ourselves a winner.
     
  9. TheDavisChanger

    TheDavisChanger Well-Known Member

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    This was not intended as a competition, but damn that is good!
     
  10. Vorak

    Vorak Administrator Staff Member

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    I read The Hobbit from when I was about 7, LoTR from when I was about 9 and Silmarillion from when I was about 13 every year until I was 17 years old.

    .......At the same preappointed time every year.
     
  11. Dark Elf

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    I suppose I should also mention all the time I have wasted with RPGMaker. Made some truly elaborate intros, usually the first village and perhaps the first quest or so before giving up and starting anew.

    I have also made an awful lot of comic strips in my day. Some ideas were actually pretty good.
     
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    Xiao_Caity New Member

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    I reckon I've started/half-written/planned but never actually started about a thousand novels in my life, easy peasy.

    I've written near-complete P&P Systems for Phantasy Star Online, Phantasy Star 4, Dynasty Warriors and about eight or nine other games too. I've played all three editions of the FFRPG numerous times, too.

    Don't even start me on Baldur's Gate II. That game is the reason I own 2E rulebooks for D&D.
     
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    I just beat Might and Magic 7: For Blood and Honor, and did it without cheating.
     
  14. TheDavisChanger

    TheDavisChanger Well-Known Member

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    Spending any amount of time with RPGMaker is the geekiest thing anybody has ever done. Same applies to The Sims.

    Second Edition Dungeons and Dragons is the reason I own the Rules Cyclopedia (I assume we are talking D&D and not AD&D). Which is geekier?

    For those of you who have reread books, doesn't that seem inappropriate somehow? It does to me. Be that as it may, I have read Robert Reed's Marrow more than once and Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age more than once. Marrow comes highly recommended for those who are a fan of "hardcore" science fiction. The Diamond Age achieves a perfect blend of science fiction and steampunk for my tastes--nanotechnology and Victorian sensibilities.
     
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    Wait a moment. When you were playing DS while your wife gave birth, I assumed one of two things was the case:
    • 1) You were playing Trauma Center, simulating the experience of helping a woman give birth, or
      2) She was not giving birth to your child, in which case playing video games while she is experiencing utter agony serves her right.

    What book? What villain?
     
  17. JustaFishInaJar

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    I was playing Golden Sun and the comic is Fantastic Four. I named my son after their greatest nemesis: Victor Von Doom. Just add my last name instead of Doom.
     
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    TheDavisChanger Well-Known Member

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    Xz Monkey Admin Staff Member

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    Yes, yes he did.
     
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    DarkFool Nemesis of the Ancients

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    I'll throw in a few things...


    • I play magic
      I collect/read comics
      I'm writing a fantasy web comic
      I dream of owning my own dirigible, and using it as means of transportation in order to get to work.
     
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