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30. Re: Planescape: Torment Successor Plans Dec 5, 2012, 12:22 Stormsinger
PHJF wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 09:03:
Yeah I don't know where this idea came from that you have to see the actual person to play an RPG with them, wtf? Video conferencing??? The whole point of the RPG is the players assume avatars, something we've long been doing in video games.

If somebody were to make a D&D toolset and let users easily craft dungeons and whatnot for groups of people to have at, I'm sure a lot of people would climb on board.

The fact Magic: The Gathering has a successful online game that is completely identical to the physical version is proof enough it could work.
Why do you people keep wanting to change the subject, and pretend that's what I/we were talking about all along? Nobody ever said you couldn't play a PnP game online. But it simply does NOT recreate the tabletop setting, therefore the idea of "retiring PnP" is completely premature. Tabletop gaming is a social event, it's not just roleplaying a character in a game. And it's hard to have a decent social event without having the traditional means of interaction, like being able to see facial expressions and hear tones of voice.
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