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The use of scouting books for gaming

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nostromo1a1 nostromo1a1's picture
The use of scouting books for gaming
Just wondered who besides myself of course has used or thought about using scouting manuals and such like for gaming material. Myself I have used them to educate the players so they can know more about the subjects that their characters are suppose to know. I have found that to actually be conversant in a subject that your character is suppose to have experience in makes gaming more pleasant and the skill use is more than a die roll and you are sitting there going "I don't know but my character is suppose to, can I just roll"
Raicheck Raicheck's picture
Re: The use of scouting books for gaming
I play with a bunch of old scouts, so I'm not sure if that counts or not.
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King Shere King Shere's picture
Re: The use of scouting books for gaming
Computerized , my groups often use wikipedia & google earth, during gaming. But before that yes, I often used scouting books, military survival books & books for medicinal plants. Reading engineering books if the character was a engineer. Role playing lifestyle fostering us enthusiast to thirst for information, concepts & ideas. Not to know or to solve, but researching to puzzle & portray. Enthusiast not laypersons, not scholars, experts, professionals, hobbyists nor generalists - presenting roleplayers a "new" category of researchers. [i]membership in multiple categories common.[/i]
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