Beyond History and Philosophy
We're a community, not a clan, that are spreading across the traditional lines
of game title and who are like-minded on several key points...
... to seek
challenge and fun, not simply 'high score' or 'the most elite stuff!'
to excel is virtue
... to look to become friends with those you play with
... to treat others with respect, whether you agree with them or not
steadfastly avoid cheating
find at this site not necessarily a large volume of information, but what is here
I hope you find valuable. The focus is on quality, not quantity. We're not interested
in being a 'top site' or even have a large 'group'. But as we discover interesting
new things about the game, we want to share that with others, especially if it
involves greater challenge. Realms Beyond people (RBD - Realms Beyond Diablo,
or now, maybe... Realms Beyond Diehards!) are one subset of a greater "Variant"
community where we use **self-imposed** game restrictions to increase challenge,
add a nice role-playing element, and push the game to its limits. If you're familiar
at all with Diablo, you might know that a Sorcerer is fairly easy to play, in
fact at high levels he can be grossly easy. Well try playing one who uses no items.
That's a naked mage, and a nice variant. But why stop there?? Go Beyond!!! Wear
no magic items EXCEPT cursed items!! See the player killers expression on his
face when he sees your elite gear fall to the ground, like that Tin Ring of the
Fool! You can't help but gain in skill as you learn how to master the "Beyond
Naked Mage" (BNM).
that flavor over to all other games we play, we play not only regular games, but
ones with honorable, and variant, rules. If you want to join an RB associated
game, you do NOT have to be good. But if you're looking to learn, have fun, and
can respect others in the game with civil posts and playing in a timely fashion,
hungry for more RB background history? Read on...
Beyond According to Sirian
Twisted History of Variants by LemmingofGlory
The interviews have several objectives. First, there is that question: What makes
a Gamer and what brought us all to the Realms Beyond?
second purpose of these interviews is to let us get a chance to know one another
better. While we all love to game, we do come from many different backgrounds.
These interviews will let us get a chance to know the 'subjects' better, and the
subjects get a chance to talk a bit about themselves. Some of us have been gaming
together, in one format or another, for almost 10 years; that is a big chunk of
our lives, whether we consider it to be 'real life' or not.
further purpose of the interviews is to give those of us who participate in only
one of the covered games here at Realms Beyond a chance to know people from the
other forums. I know I am looking forward to reading about some of you who play
Civ or MOO, who I have yet to get a chance to meet in a game.