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Originally Posted by nation
i saw your post and felt real bad - im sorry that you had to deal with that nicottia during your dnd career. the hobby has come a far way since some of those earlier days, but unfortunately there are still some of those dated behaviors/mannerisms present in the community (and society at large unfortunately) which is just sad. i hope that you eventually got to play with a good group - i would say that i was probly fortunate to not come across such dnd players/dms in my own experience (im also a dude so likely couldnt speak as well as you could on the topic), but that type of behavior wouldnt fly at a table i was at and it really doesnt have any place in the community.

i would fall back and say that if it works and everyone is comfortable in your group to roleplay some of those mature elements quoted then all the power to your dm and players, but it is important to set that standard before you start a campaign.

frankly, they missed out playing with you nicottia as every campaign ive played with ladies as part of the party has been better for the experience


Oh, thanks... but I didn't write it for sympathy, when that occurred it was late 90ies/early 2000s, I always justified it by being a different time back then. Also, I did try joining some D&D clubs back at school too, and got denied for the same reason my cousin and his friend group denied me. Not gonna lie, I felt so discouraged I gave up on the idea of playing PnP D&D entirely for a really long time and started playing D&D based video games instead, which back then were also considered a 'boys domain'. wink

I'll tell you a little secret: I've never got to play PnP D&D, never found a big enough group to do it with, so I've been watching a lot of youtube videos of people playing D&D, watched a bunch of twitch streams too. So, I know most of the lore by heart, and I know most of the D&D 5.5e rules.

But I'm sure there are more ladies who've had similar, if not the same, experience as me. Anyway, I don't want to be derailing this topic further.

So let me add something to the topic, which I'm sure has been mentioned a lot of times before: speaking of romance in BG3.... I gotta say, it progresses way too fast. You go from few flirts to:

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And I've been consistent in saying that there needs to be a bit more dialogue branching out in different directions, cause so far it's just 'one night stand simulator'.

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cool cool - still pulling for you to find a good group tho! i pretty much agree with everything in your post too about the romance dynamics lol

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Originally Posted by Nicottia

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Picture or the videos it come from always crack me up xD

But yeah that level of campiness is best avoided.

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Originally Posted by Nicottia
I'll tell you a little secret: I've never got to play PnP D&D, never found a big enough group to do it with, so I've been watching a lot of youtube videos of people playing D&D, watched a bunch of twitch streams too. So, I know most of the lore by heart, and I know most of the D&D 5.5e rules.

A bit of a deviation, but I'm sure a group exists in your vicinity that would be happy to let you join, should that be something you want to try. Many/most RPG groups play D&D and there are more RPG groups out there than you might expect. I'd be very surprised if you could track down a group. Tabletop gaming is as much about friendship and socialising as gaming, and it is well worth looking into.

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Originally Posted by Demoulius
Picture or the videos it come from always crack me up xD

But yeah that level of campiness is best avoided.


Same, same, that's the main reason I used it. laugh


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Originally Posted by Nicottia
I'll tell you a little secret: I've never got to play PnP D&D, never found a big enough group to do it with, so I've been watching a lot of youtube videos of people playing D&D, watched a bunch of twitch streams too. So, I know most of the lore by heart, and I know most of the D&D 5.5e rules.

A bit of a deviation, but I'm sure a group exists in your vicinity that would be happy to let you join, should that be something you want to try. Many/most RPG groups play D&D and there are more RPG groups out there than you might expect. I'd be very surprised if you could track down a group. Tabletop gaming is as much about friendship and socialising as gaming, and it is well worth looking into.


Well, there is one D&D group close by in a video game store nearby, but the problem is, in our current times... you know, with the 'big bad virus' going around, such groups have been closed for the unforeseeable future, so I would have to look for such groups online... and while I might be quite vocal on the forums, irl I'm more on the 'reserved shy' side. wink

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Originally Posted by Nicottia
Originally Posted by Demoulius
Picture or the videos it come from always crack me up xD

But yeah that level of campiness is best avoided.


Same, same, that's the main reason I used it. laugh


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Originally Posted by Nicottia
I'll tell you a little secret: I've never got to play PnP D&D, never found a big enough group to do it with, so I've been watching a lot of youtube videos of people playing D&D, watched a bunch of twitch streams too. So, I know most of the lore by heart, and I know most of the D&D 5.5e rules.

A bit of a deviation, but I'm sure a group exists in your vicinity that would be happy to let you join, should that be something you want to try. Many/most RPG groups play D&D and there are more RPG groups out there than you might expect. I'd be very surprised if you could track down a group. Tabletop gaming is as much about friendship and socialising as gaming, and it is well worth looking into.


Well, there is one D&D group close by in a video game store nearby, but the problem is, in our current times... you know, with the 'big bad virus' going around, such groups have been closed for the unforeseeable future, so I would have to look for such groups online... and while I might be quite vocal on the forums, irl I'm more on the 'reserved shy' side. wink


Ah who needs all that jazz?
When dungeon master mode comes along I am sure a lot of people would give it a try. I have never played pnp d&d neither but would definitely give it a try if Larian makes a cool dungeon master mode for BG3.

Who knows maybe people like you or I can finally find a group willing to play with us.
PS. I see your meme and raise you mine.
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Originally Posted by pinklily
Some super judgy people in this thread. What's wrong with some fantasy fulfillment. Isn't that the point to video games... especially... fantasy ones...? I have a super happy marriage and almost exclusively play games that feature romance options. It's just what I like. Some people love guns and shooting and fps games are great for them. I don't but different strokes for different folks.


Same dude! its just a game! What should I go and romance people other than my marriage? lol If I'm paying money, and they are asking for feedback, imma give it! lol

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Originally Posted by Eddiar

Ah who needs all that jazz?
When dungeon master mode comes along I am sure a lot of people would give it a try. I have never played pnp d&d neither but would definitely give it a try if Larian makes a cool dungeon master mode for BG3.

Who knows maybe people like you or I can finally find a group willing to play with us.

Agreed! laugh

Originally Posted by Eddiar

PS. I see your meme and raise you mine.
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Haha I've seen this one on reddit! And I just made my own:

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Basically BG3 romance in a nutshell. wink

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Originally Posted by Nicottia

Haha I've seen this one on reddit! And I just made my own:


I MEAN! He did want to stab Tav when they first meet. He still wants to stab Tav just with a different weapon!

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Originally Posted by Nicottia

Haha I've seen this one on reddit! And I just made my own:


I MEAN! He did want to stab Tav when they first meet. He still wants to stab Tav just with a different weapon!



Hahaha true enough. laugh

I mean, some of this writing is giving me Fifty Shades of Grey vibe... and I don't mean it as a compliment. I find it hilarious. wink

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Originally Posted by ControllerLyfe
Hey I was referred to try and post this here smile I will catch up with the rest of this thread :P

My 1st post here! hello!

I'm new to BG just fyi lol and this is based on my 1st playthrough.

I'm loving the companions! They each have their complex background and motives.

I loved the party banter in DAI, and I love that this is in BG3, makes traveling with your party feel more real, having them add something when chatting to an NPC is always interesting as well. So please keep on working/adding to this as much as you are able to smile

Romance: I'm a good dude trying to help out whoever I can, and Gale loves this about me, and I love that we are going to get along and be best buds! I love that! but I was hoping Shadowheart would be like that too because she's bomb lol. Anyway I'm not entirely happy with the romance because she is very closed, and I do enjoy the chase and trying to "woo" and have her see the light, but I had a much easier time playing an evil character because she was more impressed! lol

Since I found it difficult to get to know her, I found it odd that she would sleep with me at the celebration party, even though I get its meant to be a drunk fling. However during the whole journey there is no mention of it, during NPC convos she doesn't defend or show any affection. I'm just saying its kinda lacking, and please forgive me if you find it annoying, but I love Dragon Age's way of doing these things. I don't want to make this long, but how about for once, maybe one character, its love at 1st sight? and you get married or move in together and grow on the journey together? lol

Just my initial thoughts for some options, I am really enjoying the game, and I know there is more to explore with the relationships as we go after EA. So if you read this thank you!

I don't know what happened to this thread but I'm going to give an update after 2 years? did I get what I wanted? I came back for patch 8 to see the bard class and too see if the romance (with shadowheart) had changed/did larian listen? In short, yes. It is now a more enjoyable and less frustrating experience. Being able to save her on the ship was definitely something I wanted. and depending on how you play seems like you can romance her pretty early, and the camp knowing y'all are together is a nice touch to making it more real. Now if romance banter as you walk along the map would be prime. If larian is watching this. keep going in this direction, its good to see!

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Better for SH? Yes. Everyone else? Not so much. I still have a problem with everyone wanting to just get it on during the party whether you flirted with them at all or not. There needs to be a bit more tension created between characters and the MC or something. It's just... Meh.

Like, to get together with Gale, you need to make witty comments back at him, get him to laugh. Astarion should require... Well. Nevermind. Astarion is easy. The shouldn't require anything. Lae'zel should require you being more of a bad butt, kicking butt and taking names. Wyll should require you to help him fulfill his personal mission and a bit of flirting as well.

But even still... EVERYONE on celebration night? I'd like to see them all making advances or something at different times.

But then, maybe that's how it'll be after EA. Gotta test the romances somehow right now. Right?

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How about ...
They got drunk ... they got horny ... Tav was talking to them, nobody else did.

?


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Originally Posted by GM4Him
Better for SH? Yes. Everyone else? Not so much. I still have a problem with everyone wanting to just get it on during the party whether you flirted with them at all or not. There needs to be a bit more tension created between characters and the MC or something. It's just... Meh.

Like, to get together with Gale, you need to make witty comments back at him, get him to laugh. Astarion should require... Well. Nevermind. Astarion is easy. The shouldn't require anything. Lae'zel should require you being more of a bad butt, kicking butt and taking names. Wyll should require you to help him fulfill his personal mission and a bit of flirting as well.

But even still... EVERYONE on celebration night? I'd like to see them all making advances or something at different times.

But then, maybe that's how it'll be after EA. Gotta test the romances somehow right now. Right?

thats good to know, I didnt play every option bc I want to wait for the game to be done. but I am satisfied with the SH path they are taking. Just wanted to update.

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Originally Posted by GM4Him
Better for SH? Yes. Everyone else? Not so much. I still have a problem with everyone wanting to just get it on during the party whether you flirted with them at all or not. There needs to be a bit more tension created between characters and the MC or something. It's just... Meh.

Like, to get together with Gale, you need to make witty comments back at him, get him to laugh. Astarion should require... Well. Nevermind. Astarion is easy. The shouldn't require anything. Lae'zel should require you being more of a bad butt, kicking butt and taking names. Wyll should require you to help him fulfill his personal mission and a bit of flirting as well.

But even still... EVERYONE on celebration night? I'd like to see them all making advances or something at different times.

But then, maybe that's how it'll be after EA. Gotta test the romances somehow right now. Right?

Yea test them out, that's what im doing with this patch. last time I played was 2 years ago, and I'll be testing things out on this patch (8) so I can figure out how I want to play when it releases, bc that's probably when I'll play again.

But personally I don't mind that everyone wants to bang at the celebration lol bc that makes sense to me.

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