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Subject: role-playing games for friend
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: tmull53-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 31 Oct 2006 11:25 PST
Expires: 30 Nov 2006 11:25 PST
Question ID: 778827
A female friend of mine has always resisted joining my dungeons and
dragons group, despite my efforts to get her to join. She's an
actress, so I think she'd be a great player and have a great time, but
I think the magic, weapons, killing, etc. scares her off. Anyone have
recommendations for role-playing games that a less geeky type like her
might find accessible? Thanks a lot.
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Subject: Re: role-playing games for friend
From: tr1234-ga on 31 Oct 2006 15:02 PST
Maybe one of those murder mystery party games where your guests take
the roles of suspects or detectives in an investigation?
Subject: Re: role-playing games for friend
From: sparkysko-ga on 01 Nov 2006 10:15 PST
Have her play WoW.
Subject: Re: role-playing games for friend
From: llwch-ga on 24 Nov 2006 00:22 PST
Decipher's Lord of the Rings game is also a good candidate. Keeping in
the vein of JRR's work, magic is powerful, but not flashy (like D&D).
You don't see Gandalf in the movies or books casting fireballs, magic
missiles and the like. Yes, magic is powerful in Middle Earth, but
rare. True wizards are few and far between. When magic is used, it
taxes its caster considerably, so most who are capable of wielding
magic will often use it as a last resort.

And combat in this game tends to focus on fighting against non human
opponents (or at least, it seems to), like orcs, trolls, undead and so

More info on the game can be found at

Great system, by the way. Very smooth, and combat can be made to match
the group's expectations (heavy combat if they like it, or simplified
combat for those who prefer story to slaughter).

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