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Powergaming vs. Roleplaying – Ep2 – Gamers Table™ Press "Enter" to skip to content

Powergaming vs. Roleplaying – Ep2

Welcome back. In this week’s episode, we (attempt to) delve into a very common subject in the role-playing game world – Powergaming vs. Roleplaying.

Games Discussed:

Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Hero System, Conan RPG, Magic the Gathering, Warhammer 40K.





  1. Greg Christopher
    Greg Christopher April 26, 2011

    Off to a great start guys, keep it up!

    I’ve added you to my blogroll so I can watch for new episodes.

  2. Q-man
    Q-man May 11, 2011

    Its interesting now that in 4E they introduced skill challenges, which in a way lets you power game your role play. Since you can bump up all of your skills to make the non-combat challenges much easier. I’ve yet to see anyone actually do that yet, though the pacifist cleric build was the closest I’ve seen to that.

    I would think that at some point some character’s role becomes the combat expert. At some point you need someone to make sure you survive the combats coming at you, so power-game choices need to be made. So the two aren’t mutually exclusive, its just hard to have the whole party use power builds and be able to easily work through non-combat situations.

  3. Skunkape
    Skunkape May 31, 2011

    I’ve noticed there’s quite a lot of power gaming in 40k, though I don’t think a lot of 40k players would agree though!

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