You may have read about my first role-play experience in an MMORPG in my last entry, now i would like to share some of my tabletop experience.
Now as you probably know table top game such as D & D and the World of Darkness are heavily built and Driven on role-play. It requires a collaboration of the DM/ Storyteller and the players sometimes you are being dragged by the weakest roleplayer in your party. Which you pray is not the DM/Storyteller.
But anyways the first time i played the World of Darkness Warewolf , i played an ex cop/ martial arts sword master so i had high detective ability and was a power house pretty much, i remember going into a gas station and seeing a nice ordinary family but then i was like you know what i'll role perception, and the storyteller told me to role my occult, and i found out the family had been possessed by glass spirits and i was like whoa! So i attepted to talk to them but no response and then they left, so i hoped in the back of my parties truck and my buddy Andrew and Mark were inside the truck and these bastard had to be stopped, so we chased them down and caught up to the van and we were like okay we need to make them stop, and i pondered for a second and i was like i got this...so the move i was going to attempt to do we jump from the back of the truck on to the roof of their van using the two knives i carried to stab into the roof of the van and hopefully that will make them pull over, the storyteller was all like you okay if you don't make it you will take 5 aggrivated damage and the rest lethal damage and Andrew was like "That not a good idea we are gonna need you for the fight. And i was like "well...Fuck it" and i rolled the dice,and you hear Andrew go "oh my god he fucking did it." so i stopped them and tore the roof off the van and grabbed the driver by neck and threw him across the road.
But yeah its getting to be your character you invented in a free roam universe which can really be fun and my advice to DM's is make a linear sotryline work in a free roam environment. Because he planned it out to where we would have to run them off the road with our truck. But instead being able to do stupid shit is amazing!