View Full Version : Aspiring Table Top RPG Developer

02-26-2012, 10:57 PM
I know that, for the most part, Table Top RPG's are obsolete; however I am here to learn how to make original maps from you amazing folks, so that I can craft an amazing world for my characters, and potential players, to thrive and die in. I hope to learn a lot, and to contribute just as much as I learn. Thank you.

02-27-2012, 11:05 AM

I don't believe anything is obsolete, so long as there are those who find it useful and still enjoy it.

I'm not one of them, but I know there are quite a few table-top folks here who are very talented.. and who could probably be cajoled into offering suggestions and pointers if you need them.

Welcome to the Cartographers' Guild!


02-29-2012, 06:46 PM
Thank you for your advice.

02-29-2012, 10:06 PM
Until they develop video games that can spontaneously generate plot, characters, environments, and societies based solely on your actions in game and not on algorithms and pre-determined plots, table tops will rule supreme. Welcome to the guild.

03-01-2012, 12:07 AM
I agree, those who are completely hung up on computer RPGs (and I love them as well) are just being ridiculous. There are no limits on what can happen during a table top session. If you want to climb the wall and leap onto that chandelier..."Ok, give me a roll". All others are very limited by comparison. Nothing can push the bounds of your imagination compared to that. As a matter of fact, I would have to say that I always imagine the new game coming out will be better than anything I have ever played. Unfortunately, a couple weeks after buying it I find it's just more of the same old thing. I am so sick of the same story and game mechanic put to a different graphical interface. I am waiting for the next honest to goodness big thing. The new Star Wars MMO was not enough for me. Good try but not good enough.

The true beauty of computer games is that they are there at 1am when you can't sleep and feel mad about it so you can go slay some troglodytes instead.

I admit I play more computer games than table tops but I certainly prefer the table tops over them. It's just hard to get everyone synchronized as it requires several people to squeeze the time out of their lives on schedule. For that reason I get to play about once a year :(

03-01-2012, 12:52 AM
Yeah SWTOR is pretty spiffy looking and I LOVE my bounty hunter and sith assassin... but it's an MMO. There may be awesome voice acting and cut scenes, but it's still an MMO and it feels like an MMO. I play PC RPGs mainly for the storyline and to look for interesting encounters and ideas... that I can then incorporate into my table top games haha. Plagiarism is a DM's best friend.

03-01-2012, 08:04 AM
welcome to the guild - there are a lot of good old pen-n-paper players in here... personally i still play D&D but haven't played computer games for several years (not counting a few months of frontier ville). Been playing rpg's for 32 years now and I'm nowhere close to quitting :)
Be sure to check out the many tutorials in here - they'll get you started right :) ... and when you're ready - post in a WIP thread for help and critique

03-03-2012, 10:59 PM
Welcome and hello neighbor! (Battle Creek) I agree Table Tops forever. I just recently joined here, and have many of the same goals as you do. If you find anything interesting let me know (I probably will too) ;-)

03-04-2012, 08:10 PM
A Game Master myself I think that the imagination is the best thing to work with, Good luck and hopefully you get where you want to go with this ^.^