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So I joined my first tabletop campaign this semester. Fellow TAYer DragonStorm247 has been pestering me for years now to join our college's tabletop club and I finally joined the club and one of the campaigns he is GMing. It's a Pokemon campaign using the Pokemon Tabletop United system. It's also a sci-fi campaign using PTU's aptly named "Do Porygon Dream of Mareep" expansion. Essentially it's Pokemon in space.

So far the campaign has been loads of fun and I've been documenting it over on TAYClassic. One thing I really like about a tabletop game versus a digital one is the sheer amount of bullshit you are able to pull off due to the lack of restrictions. So far we've done such crazy stuff as attempting to catch a Beldum in space without having space suits by using a sticky poll made from a soaked and frozen rope and string shot from a Beedrill and sticking it out the airlock (we succeeded by the way) and exposing the slop that our ship generates for food out to the radiation of deep warp space and injecting it into a tree thus causing it to transform into a Trevenant,

I also really like the social aspect of the campaign. There are four other players I had never met before in the game and we've all been brought together to have some fun! We don't really talk much about stuff outside of the game but we all seem to have a great time each week.

Anyway, enough of my rambling. Let's have some topics! Do you have any interesting tabletop experiences to share? What was your first tabletop experience like? Have you tried out any of the Pokemon tabletop systems that exist? Don't want to talk about tabletop gaming? Discuss Pokemon, Sci-fi, or whatever you want! Go now and Talk Amongst Yourselves!

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