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Chthonic says he's still reeling from a trip to a wedding that cost him nearly £600; while a friend of ours hazily presented his credit card to the bar staff in a shady club in the Baltic states. You know how that one ended.

(, Thu 13 May 2010, 13:03)
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I'm a geek/nerd....
but I've always tried to keep away from the stuff that goes with it, fall into a sun hating, roleplaying, goblin killing, computer whizz. When I've had friends come around for video gaming sessions, hid my huge RPG collection and replace it with all the crappy sports ones, shooters, and racing games. Which I don't really enjoy, but I did just so I didn't get laughed at.

Anyway, about this time last year. My neighbours (even tho they have "Blinged up" cars, and wear chav gear, they ain't too bad...in small doses) invited me around for a birthday party later on that day. Now, parties aren't my thing either, I'd rather be playing Monster Hunter Freedom 2 at that point in time, but I agree to go.

Later on, while relaxing in their house, sipping my glass of whisky (I swear I'm not normal). The wife of my neighbour gets a load of board games out, Jenga, Cluedo, crap like that...and what's on the bottom but D&D. Everyone starts laughing cos those neighbours don't seem like that. But they protest that it's alright, so for a laugh we decided to play it….there was clashes of steel, flashes of lightning, roars of delight, some thief steal loads of money (was the neighbours, it was me!!), we now play once a week.

And since then I've brought as much as I can on all the gear that goes with it (£7/8 for 6/7minitures), books that cost into near £50 and Dice! Lots of dice!...d4's, d6's, d8's, d10's, d12's, d20's and percentage dice. There are Boards, tiles and Maps to buy. Even Trees! I've spend more money on that then I have on my PS3 console. And just now, I've spent £110 on four mini's, two books and some tiles....

Still, t’is a ....*rolls 1d6+1D20, adds up, checks book*....a bloody, brilliant game.

Kiss me, I’m geeky.
(, Mon 17 May 2010, 17:46, 15 replies)
Have a kiss from me!
I'm a fellow geek and roleplayer (and even a LARPer, God forbid) so I know just how expensive all the books, gubbins and kit can be. (I blew £120 on a LARP sword, it's still one of the most expensive items that I own.) Beware, though, it's Games Workshop that's the real nemesis of your wallet.
(, Mon 17 May 2010, 23:41, closed)
You sound like a Viper...
.. from the Gathering...

If so: I've likeley got hideously drunk / stoned with you!
(, Tue 18 May 2010, 20:16, closed)
Good guess, but no. ;) Although I have heard of the Gathering. Right now I only do Three Kingdoms LRP near Cardiff, it's only a small club but it's grown quite a bit over the past year. Some of our members do Heart of Pargon, Lorien Trust and Maelstrom, though.

Ah, Maelstrom... maybe one day... *dreamy sigh*
(, Tue 18 May 2010, 21:56, closed)
Jooooin us, Joooiiin us....

Sooon you will be one of us!
(, Wed 19 May 2010, 12:04, closed)
It's sooooooo tempting!
One day, if I have the money for kit/travel, etc. I hear the Jhereg are a terribly nice bunch of chaps...?
(, Wed 19 May 2010, 18:39, closed)

Bless. Click.
(, Tue 18 May 2010, 3:34, closed)
Aw, bless :)
Considering it's just a highly involved boardgame people spend £100's on the thing, and considering that it's still highly popular there's that taboo that goes around which is to do with admitting that you play it. It's exactly the same with admitting that you like to watch wrestling; odd looks from others :p

I spent a shedload of money playing World of Warcraft, but that was over the course of 5 years to be fair.
(, Tue 18 May 2010, 8:28, closed)
There's at least one
role-playing game about professional wrestling.

There's always someone worse off than yourself.
(, Tue 18 May 2010, 9:06, closed)
And the worst part is...
...I have played it. And actually enjoyed it, too. On the geek hierarchy, I may well be hanging around the 'self-insert furry in a Trek fanfic' area (although thank God I have never, ever been involved with M-Preg. Christ on a sodding bike.)
(, Wed 19 May 2010, 18:37, closed)
I found WoW
real cheap, a colleague suggested I play it to save money and I brought a house with my savings about 3 years ago. Problem was I found it hard to put down and progressed to hardcore raiding, which in hindsight was either great fun or the worst use of 6-7 hours known to man. People bitching and leaving party was the big problem. I lossed count of the amount of times i nearly soiled my pants due to a massive boss fight that you couldn't leave...It's good to share ;)

If you want to know what WoW is really like and you haven't played it, watch south parks, make love not warcraft, it's balls on accurate.
(, Tue 18 May 2010, 11:22, closed)
You're not real role-players!
Three posts and no argument about which edition is better?
(, Tue 18 May 2010, 9:07, closed)
Sipping a glass if whisky
Er, how else would you imbibe it?
(, Tue 18 May 2010, 10:08, closed)
Geek to geek
I have got back into an online boxing game called webl, we need as many UK players as possible as the Russians and the Yanks are dominating quite a few weight divisions. Boxing probably not a big thing for B3ta'ns but there is a lot of depth and strategy involved, you can also use html to pimp the fighter or gym page.

Anyway here is the link -

(, Tue 18 May 2010, 11:28, closed)
You got a click.
Purely for Monster Hunter.
(, Tue 18 May 2010, 12:26, closed)
I dread to think
How much I have spent on Warhammer over the past 10 years. Geeky hobbies are expensive :(
(, Tue 18 May 2010, 17:15, closed)

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