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I had been quite content with the original content of this post; having elaborated upon the most grievous of mistakes a Host may commit with their group, when my wandering eye caught happened upon a most intriguing piece of information. So enraptured was I with this crucial document, my initial plans were swiftly abandoned, and I shelved the project in favor of this presentation. But first, some background, for the stage of this chance discovery must be properly set.

As possibly evidenced by my writing, my understanding of the tabletop gaming world in general may be considered somewhat 'shallow'. Though I do have a firm grasp on the crucial, basic guidelines of hosting a successful game, my experience with the variety of systems and themes available leaves much to be desired. This is due largely to my limited financial resources, leaving me quite cautious to branch out and experiment with a style that may possibly be ill-suited to my group, however open-minded they may be. A problem such as this, though daunting, is often remedied with a measure of accurate information. That is, if I knew what to expect from a foreign system, I could work with my players to ensure a successful transfer.

Unfortunately, the existence of a centralized and (most importantly) impartial collection of data on the various game types available for play had continuously eluded me...

...until now.

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Now, I know better than to foolishly rush in and assume this chart to be the ultimate summary of all things related to role play, but I've yet to find a credible source to properly assess this information and/or debunk it. If any of you, my readers, would like to share a personal thought, experience, or suggestion regarding this picture and its contents, please don't hesitate to do just that.

33 comments:

Claude said...

Wow that's an intense chart. I think that would have everything I'd ever need relating to role play. However I can't attest to its validity as I have no idea.

hemorrhage said...

hahah great :D

Venus said...

to me that chart is quite complete, very interesting. I´m more interested in comic characters.

Joe said...

oh man that chart is amazing.

Lhosreiff said...

Oh wow, this is a really nice chart. Might come in handy.

Leizer said...

Nice chart ... just blizzard is missing :?

John said...

Thanks for sharing the chart :)

Tweeks Coffee said...

following

Discovery Underground said...

Love the chart, I saved it!

ChazWellington said...

nice chart

Patti D. said...

amazing chart!! so much time spent.

Jessica Thompson said...

This is a great chart!!

Wink said...

0_0

Clearly you put a lot of work in this. That's a very nice chart son. Dayum.

Wolle said...

nice chart

metaphysicalfarms said...

how do you know me so well?!

Megan Hansen said...

That chart is ridiculously huge!

Patwa said...

oh very nice ^^

Navi said...

haha thats a lot of chart
following

Glovey said...

Awesome blog style man! Also great post! Definitely supporting!

Razor said...

Heh, I ended up in Dragon Age. No surprises there =D

Admin said...

Gah. Blizzard.

Niko said...

Very cool!

Potholderz said...

Nice, and i love your writing style, its quite intriguing.

Lemmiwinks said...

great post as always

TheStamos said...

awesome chart! Nice post!

John said...

Lol that's interesting to know.

biboa said...

awesome! love your blog, keep it up!

Hot New Music Today said...

Never be content!

Bill Righteous said...

Holy shit, thats one big chart. Will take me a while to complete it :)

Jordan Vargas said...

Wow, what a big chart. Warhammer 40k ftw.

Justin testing said...

Holy mother of god, that was hard on the eyes after a working day!

Too bad I'm not much of a roleplayer, either.

Jessica Thompson said...

Hey bro, where are the updates??

Jaxter said...

Dat Chart!

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