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Is anyone playing? Apparently there's a split between the critics and the lay gamers. What I read didn't seem particularly appealing to me. I'm a really old-school D&D, Gold Box, Caves of Chaos, House of Amber dude. (Yeah, I know. Lotta schools in there.) I liked the first Dragon Age, but at some point, I felt like I was just killing x numbers of mobs to x place. I wanted to feel more in control of the narrative, and my character. I'm also not a fan of the linear.


This is the place where table-top beats PC/console. I don't know how you program that open human element. I'm thinking about running Neverwinter Nights with my son, because it just takes too long to set up a good table-top game. And yet "long" is kind of what I liked about D&D. 
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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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