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Hi! (Bruce Heard Q&A)

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:44 pm
by Ambreville
Hi all! Thanks to Håvard, I've rejoined the Mystara online community. Thought it was about time! I'm probably going to be more active on the Mystara Facebook page, but hey, I doubt this will prevent me from showing up here as well. Cheers and thanks for being such a force of resilient champions!

Yours truly,

Bruce Heard

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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:50 pm
by RobJN
Welcome aboard, Bruce! Glad to see you back online. Hopefully, we won't hound you with too many questions on here or the FB page. (No promises, with Havard around!) :D

And thanks again for the awesome game world to play with. :!:

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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:51 pm
by Ambreville
Thanks, Rob. It'll be a while before I can get back to any kind of speed with Mystara. It's been a very long while since I was directly involved.

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Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:55 pm
by agathokles
Yes, welcome back! It's great to have you, and all the others who helped make Mystara into the world we like so much, back into the fold!

GP

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:05 am
by Havard
Hey Bruce,
glad to see that you made it! :)

I think you will find that it is a pretty cool place we have built here. :cool:

-Havard

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:13 am
by Ambreville
Indeed. There's tons o'stuff here. Like drilling in Saudi Arabia.

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:40 am
by Eric Anondson
Welcome news indeed. Glad to have you back in action again, Bruce!

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:09 am
by Big Mac
Hi Bruce.

Welcome to The Piazza. There are a few other industry insiders here. Some of them are people you should know from your time at TSR. Havard keeps a list in a thread called: Celebrities on the Piazza.

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:39 am
by Ambreville
Thanks for the directions. I just visited that page. Nice! And thanks for the warm welcome folks.

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:44 am
by Hugin
This is such fantastic news! Welcome to The Piazza, Bruce!

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:01 am
by Chimpman
Welcome Bruce! It's really great to see you around (if even if you won't be super active on these boards). I joined the MML back around 96, but was never very vocal - nonetheless I always enjoyed the contributions you made to the community!

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:12 am
by Ambreville
Ashagoteh Kemosabe!

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:01 am
by Cthulhudrew
Welcome, Bruce! It's good to have you back among our community again. Hope the years have been treating you well! :D

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:27 am
by Ambreville
Like a see-saw in the shape of a great big circle. Funny how life goes. Its nice to go through some old feelings and familiar pleasures. D&D and a darned good world are two of them.

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:25 am
by CmdrCorsiken
Hello, Bruce.

Until now, I have never had the pleasure of direct communication with you. (Although I have read the Q&A with you from a couple years back.) I have gamed in the Known World / Mystara since 1982, and thoroughly enjoyed the development of the setting under your watch. Even today, I have a regular group that plays in Mystara, in the countries you helped flesh out and bring to life.

Forgive me for being a little star struck... I know you don't consider yourself a celebrity, so I will try to get over that quickly.

As everyone else has said, thank you for rejoining our community. I do look forward to chatting about the world we all hold dear.

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:48 am
by AllanP
Hi Bruce -

Welcome to the Piazza! I'd just like to echo the sentiments of the other posters here. We asll respect and enjoy the Mystara setting and it's great to hear that Mystara's "god-father" is peeking over our shoulders as it were. Hopefully you'll enjoy what we've been doing to the world of Mystara. As you can see there's been plenty of discussion on the setting, so it's still very much alive.

regards,

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:19 pm
by ghendar
Welcome Bruce. The Voyage of the Princess Ark articles in Dragon were my first read in the mag every month.

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:57 pm
by Seer of Yhog
Welcome back, Bruce!

Geoff

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:23 pm
by Ambreville
Hi all, thanks for the warm welcome. I'm working on a small adventure for Mystara, just for grins and this occasion. I'll post a heads-up when it's ready. Cheers!

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:09 pm
by Vile
Welcome, Bruce, and looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:15 am
by Birchbeer
Greetings and Salutations... thanks for so much great writing over the years and I'm super excited to see what new thoughts you will have :)

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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:54 am
by JTrithen
AllanP wrote:We all respect and enjoy the Mystara setting and it's great to hear that Mystara's "god-father" is peeking over our shoulders as it were. ....
Yes, nice to have the 'grand master' of Mystara with us!
ghendar wrote: The Voyage of the Princess Ark articles in Dragon were my first read in the mag every month.
I'll second that. Those specific issues were pretty much the only ones I bought (back in the day).

Mystara is the only place I have ever campaigned (more then one adventure in a row) playing D&D, for about 32 years now (in other words, when it was just being "born"). I have loved it.

Welcome, welcome!

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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:35 am
by Bonetti
Wow! I'm trying not to seriously geek out here :-)

As with ghendar and JTrithen, VotPA (and, later, the Known World Grimoire) was the only reason I still tracked Dragon after a certain point. Mystara has been the campaign world I've used for every game since I ran B10 (combined with Allston's GAZ1) in the early 90s, and for much (if not all) of that time, the development of the world was under your hands. While I didn't get to use as much of your material as I wanted, the ongoing development helped keep my interest in the world.

It's great to see you on the Piazza, and hopefully there won't be too many fanboi moments :-)

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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:39 am
by night_druid
Ambreville wrote:Hi all! Thanks to Håvard, I've rejoined the Mystara online community. Thought it was about time! I'm probably going to be more active on the Mystara Facebook page, but hey, I doubt this will prevent me from showing up here as well. Cheers and thanks for being such a force of resilient champions!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/mystara. ... rk_t=group

Yours truly,

Bruce Heard
Welcome aboard, Bruce. Hope you stay awhile and provide us wonderful insights into Mystara. :D

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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:46 pm
by Havard
Ambreville wrote:I'm working on a small adventure for Mystara, just for grins and this occasion. I'll post a heads-up when it's ready. Cheers!
Now this sounds very interesting!

-Havard