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    Computers beat up my role player

    Can you identify the D&D player who said this?
    As a typically ambitious player, I did what all others of that ilk do: Everything I could do to gain advantage for my PCs and rise in level as rapidly as possible.
    I'll give a hint: He is a regular poster to ENWorld. (Technically, that's two hints.)

    Quasqueton
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    Col_Pladoh

    Did I win?

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    Damn! First response got it. Kudos.

    "As a typically ambitious player, I did what all others of that ilk do: Everything I could do to gain advantage for my PCs and rise in level as rapidly as possible."
    -- Gary Gygax, Dragon #318

    Quasqueton

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    Yep, I figured it had to be the most ironic answer possible.

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    Sounds like the challenge most MMO's have to deal with.

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    That poster obviously doesn't know the first thing about how to play D&D correctly and is having bad wrong fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhensley
    Yep, I figured it had to be the most ironic answer possible.
    What is ironic about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFisher
    What is ironic about it?
    Many people consider 3E to be catering to powergamers and be the source of decline in roleplaying, so it's kinda ironic that the creater of D&D fits that bill too.

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    In Forge and Robin Laws-terminology, Gary comes off to me as one of the more "role-play lite" gamers out there. He's in it for the fun, if in-character banter happens, then great, but having fun with it, whether it be puns, crazy traps, deus-ex-machina-yet cool situations, etc. is the primary focus. It's why I like him so much - this very thing influenced my and my friends' play as we were growing up. We had the stupid names and jokes, the power-gamed characters who carried everything from pouches of black pepper to throw off trackers to cut-off medusa heads on sticks to scare monsters with, etc. And if our characters started a game buck naked in the bottom of the Dungeons of the Slave Lords, then that was cool too - we'd never done it before!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFisher
    What is ironic about it?
    I was going to say that.

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