History FollowTheLeader / TableTopGames

16th Dec '15 11:43:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' casts the same sort of shadow over role-playing games (and that's '''''all''''' role-playing games ever produced, whether they be tabletop or video games) that {{Superman}} casts over superhero comic books. If it's a role-playing game, it's playing Follow the Leader with ''D&D''. Even the recent trend toward more experimental games with more loosely-defined and user-contributed rules, such as ''{{TabletopGame/Fiasco}}'' or ''MyLifeWithMaster'', is effectively one of {{Deconstruction}} of the TropeCreator.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' casts the same sort of shadow over role-playing games (and that's '''''all''''' role-playing games ever produced, whether they be tabletop or video games) that {{Superman}} casts over superhero comic books. If it's a role-playing game, it's playing Follow the Leader with ''D&D''. Even the recent trend toward more experimental games with more loosely-defined and user-contributed rules, such as ''{{TabletopGame/Fiasco}}'' or ''MyLifeWithMaster'', ''TabletopGame/MyLifeWithMaster'', is effectively one of {{Deconstruction}} of the TropeCreator.



* ''{{Champions}}'' was the original point-buy roleplaying game. Originally, that made ''{{Champions}}'' unique; but nowadays point-buy is the ''preferred'' method of character generation among tabletop gamers. This means that a majority of roleplaying games out there (including, amazingly enough, ''D&D'') are now playing FollowTheLeader with ''{{Champions}}''.
** In a more specific manner, ''{{GURPS}}'' was a directly FollowTheLeader creation, inspired by ''{{Champions}}''.

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* ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' was the original point-buy roleplaying game. Originally, that made ''{{Champions}}'' unique; but nowadays point-buy is the ''preferred'' method of character generation among tabletop gamers. This means that a majority of roleplaying games out there (including, amazingly enough, ''D&D'') are now playing FollowTheLeader with ''{{Champions}}''.
** In a more specific manner, ''{{GURPS}}'' was a directly FollowTheLeader creation, inspired by ''{{Champions}}''.
''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''.
14th Oct '14 4:39:39 PM HeartBurnKid
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is the TradingCardGame equivalent of ''Dungeons & Dragons''. In fact, one of its unsuccessful imitators, ''Dragon Dice'', was produced by Creator/{{TSR}}, the makers of ''Dungeons & Dragons'', and the commercial failure of ''Dragon Dice'' was a major reason why TSR and its franchises were sold to Wizards of the Coast (though ''they'' got bought out by Hasbro two years later).

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is the TradingCardGame equivalent of ''Dungeons & Dragons''. In fact, one two of its unsuccessful imitators, ''Spellfire'' and ''Dragon Dice'', was produced by Creator/{{TSR}}, the makers of ''Dungeons & Dragons'', and the commercial failure of ''Dragon Dice'' was a major reason why TSR and its franchises were sold to Wizards of the Coast (though ''they'' got bought out by Hasbro two years later).
14th May '14 5:06:11 PM Prfnoff
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is the TradingCardGame equivalent of ''Dungeons & Dragons''. In fact, one of its unsuccessful imitators was ''Dragon Dice'', from Creator/{{TSR}}, the makers of ''Dungeons & Dragons'', and the commercial failure of ''Dragon Dice'' was a major reason why TSR and its franchises were sold to Wizards of the Coast (though ''they'' got bought out by Hasbro two years later).

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is the TradingCardGame equivalent of ''Dungeons & Dragons''. In fact, one of its unsuccessful imitators was imitators, ''Dragon Dice'', from was produced by Creator/{{TSR}}, the makers of ''Dungeons & Dragons'', and the commercial failure of ''Dragon Dice'' was a major reason why TSR and its franchises were sold to Wizards of the Coast (though ''they'' got bought out by Hasbro two years later).
14th May '14 5:05:05 PM Prfnoff
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* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' casts the same sort of shadow over role-playing games (and that's '''''all''''' role-playing games ever produced, whether they be tabletop or video games) that {{Superman}} casts over superhero comic books. If it's a role-playing game, it's playing Follow the Leader with ''D&D''. Even the recent trend toward more experimental games with more loosely-defined and user-contributed rules, such as ''{{TabletopGame/Fiasco}}'' or ''MyLifeWithMaster'', is effectively one of {{Deconstruction}} of the TropeCreator.
* ''MagicTheGathering'' is the TradingCardGame equivalent of ''D&D''.
* As a result of these first two examples, Wizards of the Coast basically owns this trope. Literally: they make both ''DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''MagicTheGathering'' (although saying they're "the leader" in the case of D&D may be an overstatement, since the only reason it's theirs is that they bought out the ''original'' publisher- and then ''they'' got bought out by Hasbro).

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* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' casts the same sort of shadow over role-playing games (and that's '''''all''''' role-playing games ever produced, whether they be tabletop or video games) that {{Superman}} casts over superhero comic books. If it's a role-playing game, it's playing Follow the Leader with ''D&D''. Even the recent trend toward more experimental games with more loosely-defined and user-contributed rules, such as ''{{TabletopGame/Fiasco}}'' or ''MyLifeWithMaster'', is effectively one of {{Deconstruction}} of the TropeCreator.
* ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is the TradingCardGame equivalent of ''D&D''.
* As a result
''Dungeons & Dragons''. In fact, one of these first two examples, its unsuccessful imitators was ''Dragon Dice'', from Creator/{{TSR}}, the makers of ''Dungeons & Dragons'', and the commercial failure of ''Dragon Dice'' was a major reason why TSR and its franchises were sold to Wizards of the Coast basically owns this trope. Literally: they make both ''DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''MagicTheGathering'' (although saying they're "the leader" in the case of D&D may be an overstatement, since the only reason it's theirs is that they bought out the ''original'' publisher- and then (though ''they'' got bought out by Hasbro).Hasbro two years later).
30th Mar '14 10:17:43 AM Kayube
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* As a result of these first two examples,. Wizard of the West Coast basically owns this trope. Literally: they make both ''DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''MagicTheGathering'' (although saying they're "the leader" in the case of D&D may be an overstatement, since the only reason it's theirs is that they bought out the ''original'' publisher).

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* As a result of these first two examples,. Wizard examples, Wizards of the West Coast basically owns this trope. Literally: they make both ''DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''MagicTheGathering'' (although saying they're "the leader" in the case of D&D may be an overstatement, since the only reason it's theirs is that they bought out the ''original'' publisher).publisher- and then ''they'' got bought out by Hasbro).
20th Nov '13 12:51:28 PM EarlOfSandvich
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** Besides video games, ''40k'' and ''Warhammer Fantasy'' helped spawn other tabletop wargames, most notably ''{{Warmachine}}'' and ''{{Hordes}}''.

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** Besides video games, ''40k'' and ''Warhammer Fantasy'' helped spawn other tabletop wargames, most notably ''{{Warmachine}}'' and ''{{Hordes}}''.the ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' games.
13th Oct '13 8:46:37 AM DocLoki
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* Pretty much every horror tabletop role playing game owes a debt to the ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' game, which was the TropeCreator for the SanityMeter.
13th Oct '13 8:43:56 AM DocLoki
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* Wizard of the West Coast own this trope. Literally. They make both ''DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''MagicTheGathering''
** Saying they're "the leader" in the case of D&D may be an overstatement, since the only reason it's theirs is that they bought out the ''original'' publisher.
* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' casts the same sort of shadow over role-playing games (and that's '''''all''''' role-playing games ever produced, whether they be tabletop or video games) that {{Superman}} casts over superhero comic books. If it's a role-playing game, it's playing Follow the Leader with ''D&D''.
** Recently, more experimental games have broken away from it by having more loosely-defined and user-contributed rules; ''MyLifeWithMaster'' is one such example.

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* Wizard of the West Coast own this trope. Literally. They make both ''DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''MagicTheGathering''
** Saying they're "the leader" in the case of D&D may be an overstatement, since the only reason it's theirs is that they bought out the ''original'' publisher.
* ''DungeonsAndDragons'' casts the same sort of shadow over role-playing games (and that's '''''all''''' role-playing games ever produced, whether they be tabletop or video games) that {{Superman}} casts over superhero comic books. If it's a role-playing game, it's playing Follow the Leader with ''D&D''.
** Recently,
''D&D''. Even the recent trend toward more experimental games have broken away from it by having with more loosely-defined and user-contributed rules; ''MyLifeWithMaster'' is one rules, such example.as ''{{TabletopGame/Fiasco}}'' or ''MyLifeWithMaster'', is effectively one of {{Deconstruction}} of the TropeCreator.


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* As a result of these first two examples,. Wizard of the West Coast basically owns this trope. Literally: they make both ''DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''MagicTheGathering'' (although saying they're "the leader" in the case of D&D may be an overstatement, since the only reason it's theirs is that they bought out the ''original'' publisher).
13th Sep '13 8:38:50 AM Ptorquemada
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** Saying they're "the leader" in the case of D&D may be an overstatement, since the only reason it's theirs is that they bought out the ''original'' publisher.
23rd Jun '13 11:15:28 AM daedae
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** Besides video games, ''40k'' and ''Warhammer Fantasy'' helped spawn other tabletop wargames, most notably ''{{Warmachine}}'' and ''{{Hordes}}'' which are ironically enough made by Wizards of the Coast, the publishers of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', which helped inspire ''Warhammer'' in the first place.

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** Besides video games, ''40k'' and ''Warhammer Fantasy'' helped spawn other tabletop wargames, most notably ''{{Warmachine}}'' and ''{{Hordes}}'' which are ironically enough made by Wizards of the Coast, the publishers of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', which helped inspire ''Warhammer'' in the first place.''{{Hordes}}''.
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