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Why Powergaming does not exist
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Wajeb Deb Kaadeb
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denderan marajain wrote:
I can be a roleplayer at the same time as Powergamer. The one does not exclude the other


A powergamer can be a roleplayer when the character's stats and equipment are at the bad-@$$ level.

A powergamer isn't a roleplayer if the character ends up with minimal stats and poor equipment, and the powergamer refuses to play the character to his best ability. Or is very unhappy about playing a "subpar" character.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wajeb Deb Kaadeb wrote:

A roleplayer takes lemons and makes lemonade. He sees the challenge in playing a character like this, and he turns it into something cool and interesting.


A power game doesn't take make lemonade. He makes you take the lemons back! He demands to talk to the GM, and uses a weapons engineering roll to invent a combustible lemon!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wonder if the issue is a super uber epic powerful character, or is it actually "bad" and uncreative role play, or maybe the combination.

A powerful character can be very well roleplayed, and then Idk if there is a problem even if the character makes emperor palpatine go to therapy for his inferiority complex
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wajeb Deb Kaadeb wrote:
denderan marajain wrote:
I can be a roleplayer at the same time as Powergamer. The one does not exclude the other


A powergamer can be a roleplayer when the character's stats and equipment are at the bad-@$$ level.

A powergamer isn't a roleplayer if the character ends up with minimal stats and poor equipment, and the powergamer refuses to play the character to his best ability. Or is very unhappy about playing a "subpar" character.


Very true. Power gamers seem unsatisfied unless their character IS powerful. Where as the role player can play most anything he gets..
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