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POLL: The Most Difficult Thing About Pulp Wargaming...


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Jemima Fawr Inactive Member writes:

… is cleaning up the mess afterwards.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Knowing when to stop piling on the pastiches and in-jokes
33
4%
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Talking to people that consider themselves Pulp players that have no concept of the Pulp Era
26
3%
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Finding other players
32
4%
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Never knowing what the appropriate TMP board to post to
9
1%
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Players who insist if it wasn't in an actual dime novel, it isn't Pulp
28
3%
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Bob Murch won't stop sculpting new goodies
38
4%
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Balancing RPG and story elements
44
5%
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Keeping each game fresh
25
3%
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Finding vehicles the right scale
35
4%
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When folks think that Silver Age Superheroes flying around is Pulp
29
3%
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Getting the players running the villains to understand that their role is not to 'win' but to be defeated gloriously and with great artistic effect in the last scene
38
4%
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Balancing that fine, fine tightrope between cool and downright goofy
56
6%
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Resisting the temptation to buy all those neat minis
42
5%
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Bob Murch doesn't make a Richard Benson figure
4
0%
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Where do you get all the terrain?
37
4%
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Finding people who are willing to suspend their disbelief in the non-sensical and actually play the game as a game, and have FUN!
53
6%
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Keeping a collection of miniatures, terrain and vehicles up with the diversity of the genre
44
5%
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Explaining that just because one character carries a Thompson SMG and smokes a cigar, everyone else doesn't have to do the same
16
2%
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I don't really like RPGs anymore
9
1%
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The sheer diversity of it
17
2%
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Someone is always upset that the rules are incapable of bringing their favorite character accurately and faithfully onto the gaming table
11
1%
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My games feel too repetitive for me
3
0%
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Designing a tight plot that gives players choices but does not allow them to veer too far off course or artificially stymie their decisions
46
5%
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The most difficult thing is telling people at conventions that Quentin Tarantino has nothing to do with itů Most people nowadays in Italy think that the word pulp means 'hyper violent'
25
3%
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other (explain)
19
2%
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no opinion
36
4%
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I'm not a Pulp wargamer
132
15%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

What is the hardest part of being a Pulp wargamer?