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  • Favorite Fire Emblem Game
    Path of Radiance


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  1. General Tabletop (D&D, Pathfinder, etc.) Topic

    This campaign is pretty cool.
  2. General Tabletop (D&D, Pathfinder, etc.) Topic

    5th edition Player's Handbook is 22 dollars according to Amazon so very reasonable. The DM guide is cheaper at 20 dollars.
  3. General Tabletop (D&D, Pathfinder, etc.) Topic

    The two roles go hand in hand actually unless you ask my friends about some of the horrible singing I did as NPC bards in the sessions more than a few times. I think I make a better narrator/storyteller than a player though. Once you run multiple campaigns for people, you do end up being a better player because of all of the various characters you embody. Although, you do run the risk of being too similar to NPCS you played in the past as a DM.
  4. General Tabletop (D&D, Pathfinder, etc.) Topic

    The books certainly help but imagination, creativity, and a great DM with said books alleviate your need for most of the books. All you really need is a Player's Handbook and a set of dice if you are a player. Although, it's a genuine amount of joy creating tales for a group of friends and role-playing/voicing dozens of NPCS they meet along the way. I've been playing D&D on and off since I was 15 and I'm 46 now so it's been awhile. I think the Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance campaigns are a rather good starting point. Lots of established lore and rich history to get involved in. I ran a campaign where the players ended up realizing that they were stuck in a groundhog day like scenario by the main villain and attempting to thwart his dastardly plans ... Then there was this other.. You get the idea. 😊
  5. How'd you guys come up with your usernames?

    Short for Latin name Peregrinus which means "foreigner, one from abroad".
  6. Coolest animals (in your opinion)?

    These guys. 😊
  7. I always end up going back to Tellius. The great world building, objective/map variety and the amazing art design always suck me back in. Am I the only player who plays PoR and RD with the map only animations turned on. Awakening/Echoes has a lot of replayability as well but the objective/map variety is pretty lacking. Tear Ring Saga and Berwick Saga may be to your liking. You should give those a go.
  8. Nintendo Switch

    I'm somewhat surprised that Nintendo has not ported classic GBA games like Sacred Stones through virtual console. I'm guessing NES, SNES, N64, and GBA virtual consoles will show up with Nintendo's paid online services. I'm pretty sure you can find quite a few SRPG diversions on Switch before the Fire Emblems start showing up on it. I'll list a few I found for you. 1. Banner Saga Trilogy 2. Valkyria Chronicles 4 3. God Wars The Complete Legend 4. Disgaea 5 5. Wasteland 2 6. Mercenaries Saga Chronicles
  9. Hi, nice to meet you.

    Your English is fine but if you want more help, you can use this. Grammarly
  10. I prefer the anime styling FE has. Not everything needs to be dark and gritty. If FE went with a style more like Banner Saga, I wouldn't mind that at all.
  11. Choosing next game to play.

    @NopeGuy You'll really enjoy Radiant Dawn while PoR is fresh on your mind. I just recently restarted RD in hard mode after a break. I think it's my 16th or 17th playthrough and it's still great.
  12. I thought Awakening was perfectly fine. I didn't care for some of the systems but overall it was enjoyable. I especially enjoyed the pair ups and relationships. Unsure what the heck happened to Fates but there wasn't any part of it that I found enjoyable. Echoes was much better although I didn't really dislike the lack of weapon triangles.
  13. So I'm getting Chrono Trigger soon....

    You will love it and compare other RPGs to it. It will make you wonder how a 20+-year-old RPG is better than anything out now.
  14. Some YouTube drama or something.

    Internet was supposed to let us communicate with each other on a global scale, give us a better understanding of our different cultures, ideas, and values. Maybe even strive for a world that drops all of its petty squabbles and look beyond ourselves. Instead, it's achieved the exact opposite and Pewdiepie is part of that problem.
  15. What is your favorite Fire Emblem era?

    I always end up going back to replay the Radiant series and Tear Ring/Berwick Saga.