Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I Haven't Really Done Any Gaming in Ages, But...

You scored as Horror Gamer. You like a game that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Your character might get killed, but that doesn't matter as long as the game is run well. You'll probably like: Call of Cthulu, , Kult World of Darkness, Chill or even Pie Shop

Horror Gamer

75%

Cyberpunk Gamer

60%

Comedy Gamer

55%

Beer & Prezels Gamer

30%

Fantasy Gamer

25%

What sort of Gamer are you?
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Hmm. You know, I've never actually played Call of Cthulhu. And, come to that, the various Vampire games I've played in have always sort of fallen apart sooner or later. So I don't know that my experience of horror gaming has been all that positive, on the whole, even if there were some darned good individual moments.

I think I got this result mainly because I said I didn't have a problem with character death. I think, however, that this has less to do with a desire for gritty realism, or for operating under the real danger of having something eat my character's face, than it does with my odd weakness for a good death scene. I've been known to kill off a beloved character just so I could give him a kickass exit. I can't help myself.

I also said I didn't mind an evil GM. But, hey, I've had enough of those that I think I'd better have learned not to mind them. Much.

Honestly, the kinds of games I always liked best were either science fictional games -- everything is better if you set it IN SPACE! -- or multigenre games like Torg. Any game where you can have a party consisting of a plate-mail-clad paladin, a 1940's mad scientist, an alien, and a guy with a bandolier full of grenades is totally up my alley.

7 comments:

  1. How about Space 1999 OR Quark (not the DS9 character) the RPG?

    BTW, you might consider the word verif system. Without it I was getting splogged left right and centre.

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  2. I've never seen either of those, believe it or not, except maybe for a few random minutes of 1999. So I couldn't say. :)

    I have been getting a spam or two a day, which is annoying, but not too difficult to deal with manually. If it gets any worse, I will switch on the verification. Sadly, I think that's pretty probable.

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  3. Quark was a spoof of Star Wars made by Buck Henry. (The Graduate and Get Smart)It bombed. I was seven when it aired so i do not remember if it was actually good. As for Space 1999... eep. Read the wikipedia entry for it.

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  4. I've heard "eep"ish things about Space 1999. I keep thinking I ought to watch it anyway, just out of historical interest. :)

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  5. First season was slow, or as people have put it: British. Second season they pulled in the guy who produced the third season of Star Trek, which should give you a hint as to why it was cancelled. One character was played by Nick Tate, whom you will have seen in ST:TNG DS9 and Farscape. I'll leave it to you to look him up on IMDB.

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  6. Is solitaire a scifi game.

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  7. Only if an alien's playing it. :)

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