why does it seem like fantasy fans take out all the fun stuff of fantasy (Weird worlds, magic and shit) and just want to play early medieval stuff ins...

why does it seem like fantasy fans take out all the fun stuff of fantasy (Weird worlds, magic and shit) and just want to play early medieval stuff instead with stereotypical characters?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because (the worst) nerds have no imagination and can only think of things in utilitarian, "realistic" senses. It's why most milsim dorks have the visual sensibilities of a can of energy drink

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not everyone is a "fantasy fan"
    some people don't like capeshit with orcs and rainbowfags

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >capeshit
      Go back

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why does it seem like shitpoisters take out all the fun stuff of /tg/ (Weird worlds, homebrew, art threads, new macros and shit) and just want to post single sentence nothing arguments about stereotypical strawmen they've never played a game with?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Careful anon, the mods don't like it when you criticize the state of the board.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because once they reach their early adulthood, they get this weird idea that low fantasy humans only is "mature" and for the "big boys" and all that dragons and wizards and gods thing is for kinds. So they jerk off all that muddy-gritty Game of Thrones stuff and shit on high fantasy. Sooner or later, you grow out of that phase and come to enjoy whatever fantasy you want, be it low, high, middle and everything in between. Unfortunately, some are stuck. One new ones are always set to follow into that particular age bracket.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have you thought that maybe the muddy grimdark shit people like around here is a reactionary movement because of 5E and pathfinder?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Basing your actions off of 5e and pathfinder
        Absolutely pathetic, tiny-brained.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do people like things I don't like?

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it isnt. you are just a retard who interprets a particular setting type as the only setting type so he can get mad and feel vindicated for getting mad.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can't virtue signal with actual inhuman races.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the mountain range at the edge of the campaign map has a dwarven fortress
      >the forest in the middle of the campaign map has a wood elf settlement
      >the hills outside of the main quest hub have a halfling village
      >the continent 3,000 miles south of the campaign map has dark skinned humans
      Diversity pushers are dumb

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >human
    >male
    >fighter

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >name: Bob

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >dragonborn barbarian named Cleric
        >half-orc paladin named Monk

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Bob
        >Human Fighter
        >Knows Detect Magic innately because he can see bullshit from a mile away
        >Champion

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    High fantasy is for babby
    Sword & sorcery & lovercraft is for grown ups
    Low magic high fantasy gonzo is for ascended ones

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A fellow man of culture I see.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Low fantasy is the setting equivalent of A24/oscar bait films pretentious twats have latched on to in order to try and appear more mature, and that in reality isn't actually very interesting or fun to play in most of the time.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's just a particular subset of /tg/ people who want to feel unique and special.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >No imagination
    >Only exposure to fantasy was D&D 5E and modern anime
    >If they really wanted to be hardcore they would listen to lore video of LotR on youtube and maybe watch the movies
    >Need everything to be a kitchen sink not knowing throwing in all the Hispanices will make a horrible tasting dish
    >No in depth religion, politics or lore other then making things obscure for the sake of being obscure
    >No inspiration from fairy tales or other pagan tales
    >Again, no imagination and just want to copy playing their favorite super hero characters
    >Everything is just a stereotype while getting angry at others for playing "offensive" stereotypes
    >Their characters are just summed up what they do mechanically instead of what they are in their downtime
    >Flat, one dimensional characters who are always suicidelly stupid or antagonistic because "its what my character would do"
    >Expecting the GM to always bail them out of trouble because they expect story mode without any consequences and to just act bad ass all the time
    >Because of this if a player faces any danger they get pissy only to put themselves or the whole party in worse danger because "lol, its funny"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Show me a single example of this kind of person.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        [...]
        Why are you wasting your valuable imagination on ridiculous strawmen that don't exist?

        lol cope.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You culture war fags are a blight on every community you enter, why did you even come here? Is complaining all you do to have fun?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        [...]
        Why are you wasting your valuable imagination on ridiculous strawmen that don't exist?

        You culture war fags are a blight on every community you enter, why did you even come here? Is complaining all you do to have fun?

        It's one of those things where no matter how much you cry and fling shit and lie, as long as somebody actually plays games they will know that

        >No imagination
        >Only exposure to fantasy was D&D 5E and modern anime
        >If they really wanted to be hardcore they would listen to lore video of LotR on youtube and maybe watch the movies
        >Need everything to be a kitchen sink not knowing throwing in all the Hispanices will make a horrible tasting dish
        >No in depth religion, politics or lore other then making things obscure for the sake of being obscure
        >No inspiration from fairy tales or other pagan tales
        >Again, no imagination and just want to copy playing their favorite super hero characters
        >Everything is just a stereotype while getting angry at others for playing "offensive" stereotypes
        >Their characters are just summed up what they do mechanically instead of what they are in their downtime
        >Flat, one dimensional characters who are always suicidelly stupid or antagonistic because "its what my character would do"
        >Expecting the GM to always bail them out of trouble because they expect story mode without any consequences and to just act bad ass all the time
        >Because of this if a player faces any danger they get pissy only to put themselves or the whole party in worse danger because "lol, its funny"

        is right

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    most people interpret anything different as scifi. Hell normies think all fiction is scifi even fantasy.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gonna let you in on a secret here: Fantasy fans *want* that weird higher fantasy bullshit in their games - but they want it introduced *gently* and *intelligently*. Let me find peace with the notion of Wizards and Dragons before we go into the high concept multiversal plane hopping bullshit.

    Best way i ever introduced a party to a higher concept was by having them shanghai'd onto a spelljammer ship which had docked overnight in a sleepy fishing village and was pressganging adventurous types into service. They were promised wealth and riches, got onboard, and were forced into monotonous service. Eventually they led a mutiny and overtook the ship but that's back in the AD&D days and i don't remember all the details anymore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Might I interest you in the Second Apocalypse series by Scott Bakker? Curious if anyone else on /tg/ is an enjoyer.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    O just hate starting a level 1 fantasy game with people who use OP homebrew shit like "my character has FOUR half-templates because it makes sense!" Or "My character has only a +20 to hit at level 1 because of his race, he ISNT broken."

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because see the more, for want of a term, fairy tale, aspects of this all and would sooner drain all the charm and magic, all the mystical fantasy and insist on things that are grounded and realistic all in an effort to seek approval from people whose approval doesn't matter.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >No imagination
    >Only exposure to fantasy was D&D 5E and modern anime
    >If they really wanted to be hardcore they would listen to lore video of LotR on youtube and maybe watch the movies
    >Need everything to be a kitchen sink not knowing throwing in all the Hispanices will make a horrible tasting dish
    >No in depth religion, politics or lore other then making things obscure for the sake of being obscure
    >No inspiration from fairy tales or other pagan tales
    >Again, no imagination and just want to copy playing their favorite super hero characters
    >Everything is just a stereotype while getting angry at others for playing "offensive" stereotypes
    >Their characters are just summed up what they do mechanically instead of what they are in their downtime
    >Flat, one dimensional characters who are always suicidelly stupid or antagonistic because "its what my character would do"
    >Expecting the GM to always bail them out of trouble because they expect story mode without any consequences and to just act bad ass all the time
    >Because of this if a player faces any danger they get pissy only to put themselves or the whole party in worse danger because "lol, its funny"

    Why are you wasting your valuable imagination on ridiculous strawmen that don't exist?

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have you tried playing Eberron?

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most retards think "fantasy" only refers to pseudo-medieval games and settings. In a society that doesn't care about what things actually are, in favor of how they - F E E L -, nobody gives a shit about the meanings of words, nor do they about trying anything other than the gray sludge pumped out by their favorite corporations.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Extreme emphasis on the pseudo, though. Nothing about a typical (especially 5e) D&D setting is particularly medieval except the weapons and armor (and barely even then).

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some of us prefer more grounded settings, it's fine if you don't but your way isn't the objectively correct one.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like to do the basic shit and then as we go I delve exponentially into weird esoteric mysticism unfortunately sometimes that takes time

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because mudcore low fantasy is a cancer that has seeped into /tg/'s collective soul as part of the cult of ugliness spread by woke America.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just like a fantasy that's more grounded and believable than the wacky theme park settings that are so popular now

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