I'm glad JiB was there for that mapped vs unmapped discussion. I'm right with him about using a map when it is appropriate and if they are not necessary then bothering with them. Games like GURPS really lend themselves to going either way.
As a player, sometimes it is hard to turn on and turn off our bend toward tactics. I came to RPGs after a pretty good youthful stint at chess, so when I look at a map, my brain clicks 2-3-5-or more moves in the future. I have to avoid playing a character who wont think like that if a map is present.
As a GM, when combat happens, if it is not high stakes, I don't bother with the map. If it is a set piece, then the map will be there.
Let's have some GURPS please. [br]Um, hmmm. [br]Let's have some FANTASY TRIP please!
Gillsing: Interesting fact about a movie that put me to sleep the first two times I tried to watch it at RPG cons. The third time I managed to stay awake, and was disappointed. Everyone seemed to like it so much. But apparently it was not for me. Story of my life.
Sept 24, 2018 2:57:52 GMT -8
Provinto: Ooh, Easter Eggs from 1992.
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“Mr Cruss”: ¼ the way through The Darknet 04…
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Provinto: I was thinking about asking something about GLOG, but then I realized something: It says OSR on the can, but it tastes like Hippy Game
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akavidar: And it's so hard to get rid of the taste of hippy.
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geraldkw: I think it tastes like PBR, oh wait that's hipster.
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akavidar: Goodbye sweetheart, it's time to go....
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