Author Topic: What motivate you to first started play Battlemaster?  (Read 4333 times)

Ketchum

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For me, I think Rasputin from Dolohov family Roleplays got me excited :P

http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/Dolohov_Family/Rasputin
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'Cause my stupid friends were playing it and talking about it non-stop.  :P ;D
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My friend told me I was too immature to enjoy this game, so I played this to spite him.

(His family name was Thunderstrike)
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August 2003, I came across this game looking for something besides my usual RP games and I stopped here.
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Earlier this year for a history assignment we had to make a coat of arms. I was doing a wolf head and looked on the 'net for inspiration and found the O'Faolain crest, looked at the wiki, then joined.
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My friend told me I was too immature to enjoy this game, so I played this to spite him.
The irony is almost palpable.

On topic, I saw this game mentioned on bay12 forum, tried it, liked it.

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I got an email from Tom saying "I've created a small side game to run alongside SpellMaster, can you help me test it out..."
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And so he's been luring us to a new game ever since. ;) I was rather enjoying the web Shopkeeper testing awhile back.

I can't particularly remember how I found the game, I know I was actively searching for something interesting and this is the only online game I've returned to time and again. Probably on some directory of browser games. I remember being intrigued by the idea of political simulation mentioned on the 'Quotes from Players' page.

I do remember how Exiled Family found the game, from a mention on IRC. He was looking for BattleMaster tanks, and found us. Anaris found us when BM got slashdotted in 2004.

There have been quite a few bay12-sourced players over the years. The BM-related threads haven't been updated lately either, I remember noticing some months back when I was still paying attention to such Social Media things...

Dolohov's roleplays are awesome. I wouldn't mind some folks emulating his style.

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Anaris found us when BM got slashdotted in 2004.

Not quite. I was idly (and generally) interested in trying to get into a beta for something at the time (which, as you say, was early January 2004), and saw Tom's sig on Slashdot, which, at the time, read:

"Back in beta (too many new features): BattleMaster"

It sounded intriguing. So I tried it.
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I sifted through many RP game directories, which constantly brought up repeated results. There was only one directory I found (can't remember which) which had Battlemaster listed. It stood out to me because it hadn't came up in any of the previous searches. I was specifically looking for something that was simple and not heavily graphical.

This game was the first time I ever experienced roleplay in its true written sense. It was very different to me, like no other game I have come across. I became intrigued by the roleplay aspect. I always get bored with games after a time, but Battlemaster is the only game I ever return to.
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I sifted through many RP game directories, which constantly brought up repeated results. There was only one directory I found (can't remember which) which had Battlemaster listed. It stood out to me because it hadn't came up in any of the previous searches. I was specifically looking for something that was simple and not heavily graphical.

This game was the first time I ever experienced roleplay in its true written sense. It was very different to me, like no other game I have come across. I became intrigued by the roleplay aspect. I always get bored with games after a time, but Battlemaster is the only game I ever return to.

Yes, this is also what I find interesting in Battlemaster, it's not like really any other RP game I've seen. There is no drive to ruin the other person's roleplay but instead make a better one together.

In other communities people do everything possible to gain the advantage over the rules to always "win". In Battlemaster, this is not a very big issue. It is a game for people who like to read and tell stories, it is a game for strategists and politicians. It's truly unique.
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Was looking for a text based RPG to help me learn sentence structures and etc. It has made be write pretty much as often as possible. Helped me a lot.

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Dolohov's roleplays are awesome. I wouldn't mind some folks emulating his style.
I love to reread Dolohov roleplays all over again and again. I even tried to write my roleplays in game by learning from his style ;)
Werewolf Games: Villager (6) Wolf (4) Seer (3); Lynched as Villager(1). Lost as Villager(1), Lost as Wolf(1) due to Parity. Hunted as Villager(1). Lynched as Seer(2).
Won as Villager(3). Won as Seer(1). Won as Wolf(3).
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'Cause my stupid friends were playing it and talking about it non-stop.  :P ;D

I was one of those friends. My origins remain clouded, vague. I was born with Battlemaster.
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