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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Angel Tarragon » Wed May 03, 2017 12:03 am

Welcome, new people! I hope you find our forums entertaining and resourceful!

Big Mac wrote:I think that the Print on Demand service from DMs Guild might finally allow me to get into Mystara enough to have meaningful discussions about the setting. (And maybe it will help you too.)
Assuming we get more than just the 2 Mystara Gazetteers available in POD, that would definitely make it easier for more people to beef up our classic D&D collections.
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Re: Greetings

Postby Big Mac » Wed May 03, 2017 12:00 pm

stonedzep wrote:Hi everyone!


Hi Ettore. Welcome to The Piazza!

stonedzep wrote:I recently found out after several years of absence from playing that the world of Mystara magically survived and expanded thanks to sites like this and VOP!!!


Vaults of Pandius is awesome! :cool:

(There a bunch of other websites trying to keep other D&D campaign settings alive. One of the things I like about The Piazza, is that the various campaign setting forums help people find the specialist websites and expert fans that can help them.)

stonedzep wrote:I started playing BECMI in the 90's when I was a teen, but life got me somewhere else for a bit of time. Then lately I was lucky enough to get back on boad, found some of my boxed sets that I got stored looong ago, and trying to get some PBP Mystara/Karameikos to join! Quite hard task today as everyone is playing 4th or 5th editions(I am trying to hop on the latest edition) but man, I am in love with Karameikos and Mystara so much that I would love to get back there somehow.

hope to talk and share a lot with you all!

Ettore


I started with 2nd Edition AD&D. I had a bit of a break and then came back to 3rd Edition...which I've stuck with. But I do enjoy seeing fans working on conversions. I'm a fan of Spelljammer myself (which needs more stuff converted to 3e) so consider anyone who wants to convert any other setting to any other rules system to be a kindred spirit. :)

However, there is no reason to convert. If you decide that BECMI is better for you, then I'm sure you will find other fans out there somewhere.

I hope you have some people in your area that want to play, but if you have trouble, we have a play by post forum and a forum for looking for gamers.

After saying I didn't want to do online gaming for ages, and saying I wanted to play 3e for ages, I've actually ended up playing a live-streamed Spelljammer game on AuldDragon's Twitch channel. So who knows what you might end up doing if you are open to options with Mystara.

I hope you find a game that makes you happy...and that you enjoy hanging around here and chatting to people.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Big Mac » Wed May 03, 2017 12:52 pm

Blackleaf wrote:Hey all

Longtime lurker finally signing up. One of my older brothers bought the Red Box and I started playing in 83/84 at 8 or 9 years of age. Became very familiar with BECMI, B/X, 1e and 2e. Put me down as one of those who approved of most of the 2e changes and a fan of the settings like Kara-Tur, Dark Sun and Spelljammer.


Hi Blackleaf! Welcome to The Piazza.

That's an awesome forum name you have there. I was wondering if it meant you were a fan of Blacky the Blackball's Dark Dungeons game for a moment.

It's nice to see another fan of the 2e campaign settings onboard. That's the part of D&D I like the most, even if I do prefer the 3e rules now. And my favourite campaigns setting is Spelljammer, so maybe I will bump into you in the SJ forum, from time to time.

Blackleaf wrote:Discovered 5th edition CoC which changed my view of what an RPG could be. Fell in love with Stafford's Pendragon. Dabbled in Cyberpunk 2020 and VtM. Greyhawk was my default fantasy setting but I found myself drawn more and more to the supplements that became Mystara. Still love my copy of the Rules Cyclopedia.

Partially because of disenchantment with my playing group, the difficulty of finding anyone willing to play with the BECMI rules and my studies in university I ended up donating most of my substanial collection to a local thrift shop (at that time in my area you couldn't even sell most RPG material to local book or game shops). So I missed most of 3e and 4e D&D completely, the mountain of material I saw launched under 3e encouraged me to stay away as I didn't want to sink so much money into a yet another variation on one system.

5e D&D intrigued me and has brought me and a few friends and family back into the hobby. I've also discovered OSR and 'storygames.' The variety and flexibility of games PbtA and TBH is exciting and positive to me. Had I had been aware of such a range of DIY material I probably would have never left the hobby.


It looks like you have done a wide variety of games (much more than me).

It's a shame you got rid of your gaming collection. (I stuck mine in the loft when I gave up playing AD&D for several years.) I hope that all the things you donated to the thrift shop went onto help other gamers. :)

Blackleaf wrote:I've been checking the Piazza for years for intelligent talk and material on settings. Like that the tone is friendly and civil with most of the edition warring and grognard fundamentalism kept in check.


I'm glad you like it here.

There were a few people who were worried that the Edition Wars (and inter-setting disputes) might follow us here from the WotC forums, back when Ashtagon set this place up, but the no-school atmosphere she set up really helped avoid that.

Once people realise that things like Edition War arguments don't actually help create any meaningful content for the specific things they are interested in, it is usually easier to get everyone to talk about the stuff they think is cool.

If I meet someone who likes stuff I don't like, I'll just hook them up with another person who likes the same stuff as them. You would be really surprised how many people return the favour if you have that attitude. I think it helps more people get what they want if we all stay out of each other's ways and send people to the right subcommunities.

The best thing here is that I'll actually see people who are willing and happy to help fans raid ideas out of games they like and use them in other games. :cool:
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby catty_big » Wed May 03, 2017 11:15 pm

Tim Baker wrote:
catty_big wrote:Some of my best roleplaying experiences have been with games such as Victoriana, Exalted, World of Darkness, Call of Cthulhu, Hollow Earth Exploration, 13th Age and many others. For me the setting is much more important than the system (unless it's so incredibly clunky it interferes with the game), as is, in GMful games, the GM.


Greetings, catty_big. Welcome to The Piazza! As a fellow 13th Age player/GM, it's awesome to have another fan of the Dragon Empire join our community. We don't have enough 13th Age players to warrant its own board, but perhaps it's something that I'd love to see happen if we can generate enough interest and conversation. I'll keep my eyes peeled for any 13th Age posts in "Other Worlds" if you care to start any discussions. I've tagged several discussions with "[13th Age]" in the subject, in case you're interested in searching for them.
Hey Tim

Thanks, I'll look out for them! 13 Age is great for folks who are interested in D&D but want a lighter version of it, with some narrative elements. I'm having a bit of a break from roleplaying while I work on some other projects, but as soon as I start getting back into it I'll be playing and posting like a mad thing lol. Also, I see you're on G+, the sane person's answer to FB. I'm catty_big there too (and Cattinald Bigg on FB).

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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Tim Baker » Thu May 04, 2017 6:15 am

catty_big wrote:I see you're on G+, the sane person's answer to FB. I'm catty_big there too (and Cattinald Bigg on FB).

G+ has a great RPG community. I see far fewer posts that I'm not interested in on G+ than other social media sites. I've followed your RPG collection on G+ as well. Thanks for letting me know that you're on there.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Big Mac » Thu May 04, 2017 7:32 am

ShadowJak wrote:Sorry that's the character I'm playing as for who I am names Art I go by ShadowJak been gaming on and off since the early 80's I started playing in the forth grade in Germany near a castle that helped go a long way towards me becoming a D&D geek I currently live in TX but I'm from NY if you have any questions just ask


:lol: I did wonder what you were talking about, but you gave me a laugh. Thanks for that and welcome to The Piazza Art.

It's great to see another Play by Post gamer here. I don't always have the time to follow your antics, but its great to see games going on here. Your PC sounds like it is fun to play. I'll have to try and check in and see how he integrates with the rest of the group, if I get time. :)

Have you ever used maps of the German castle you lived near in a tabletop game?

Is there an area of Mystara where German castles would fit well?
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Big Mac » Thu May 04, 2017 8:27 am

Wangalade wrote:Hi all!


Hi Wangalade/Lance! Welcome to The Piazza!

Wangalade wrote:My name is Lance, I started playing D&D when I was a little kid, probably about 20 years ago. My Dad DMed for us using the BECMI set and the Known World. We didn't have the Gazetteers or many modules, so I just knew the setting as the Known World until I discovered the online D&D community in High School. The Known World we played in was shaped by our early adventures with B1, B2, B6, B10, X1, X4, X5, X6, X9, and the short adventure for AC2, lair of the hideous one. We didn't keep up a regular campaign, so we just had an open table situation where we would play whatever characters or adventures we felt like playing at the time. I moved past D&D on to other RPGs late in High School, but now I've come back to it, mainly because it's the easiest system for me to DM.


The first time I saw people play D&D they were drawing shapes on squared paper and not using any books. They didn't invite me to join (they were from a different school to me) but it seemed quite interesting. I didn't actually find out that D&D was a RPG until after I left school and it was totally different from what I thought it was. So it's fun to see that some people had a bit of a reveal with the Known World "turning into Mystara". That makes me think I'm not the only one that didn't know everything from the start. :lol:

Wangalade wrote:Currently, I am studying Geography at CSUN, and plan on graduating at the end of the semester. For my capstone project I am building an interactive web map of Mystara. I already created a thread about it in the Mystara forum. http://www.thepiazza.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17467 I also stated a blog where I went into more detail about the project, and have been posting notes about the current game I am running in Karameikos. https://42ducktape.blogspot.com/ I will continue to update both the thread and the blog as the project moves forward.


Hey! I saw that topic! I don't get into the Mystara forum so much, but that's one of the topics I managed to spot.

I think that cartography in general is awesome. I'm a big fan of Anna Meyer and her map of the Flanaess and Thorf's maps have taught me a lot about Mystara.

It's great that you have found a way to turn a game you enjoy into a university project. I hope that Mystara gives you a good score. :)
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Wangalade » Thu May 04, 2017 3:22 pm

Big Mac wrote: So it's fun to see that some people had a bit of a reveal with the Known World "turning into Mystara". That makes me think I'm not the only one that didn't know everything from the start. :lol:


yeah, I've never liked the name Mystara, and the entire world map shown in the master's set has always been the 'known world' to me. It seemed to imply that there might be more of the world that wasn't mapped yet and gave you permission to make it a small part of your own personal world.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby catty_big » Thu May 04, 2017 10:14 pm

Tim Baker wrote:
catty_big wrote:I see you're on G+, the sane person's answer to FB. I'm catty_big there too (and Cattinald Bigg on FB).

G+ has a great RPG community. I see far fewer posts that I'm not interested in on G+ than other social media sites. I've followed your RPG collection on G+ as well. Thanks for letting me know that you're on there.

Yes, it does. I'm on FB bc as a creator and publisher I have to be, but G+ is my spiritual home. Look forward to chatting to you there as well as here :).
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Big Mac » Sun May 07, 2017 7:52 pm

HenshinFanatic wrote:I go by HenshinFanatic, and my interest in D&D started when as a little kid I saw a Tower of Doom cabinet at an arcade. It looked so interesting with the monsters and different locales, yet I had no clue at the time that it was anything but a video game. Fast forward just shy of a decade later and I happen upon Baldur's Gate II Shadows of Amn at a Costco. I wasn't going to let this opportunity slip past me and after much begging my father purchased me the game. Oh the years I spent playing that game. Anyway, I had since learned about D&D proper and how the game was getting a third edition by Wizards of the Coast and I just had to experience it for myself. So I got the core books as well as some splats and tried to find a group that would accept a young newb. I was less than successful and eventually my father forced me to get rid of a good chunk of my collection (including a copy of Call of Cthulhu D20 :( ). Time passes and 4th Edition comes out so I try again. This time I find more success due largely to D&D Encounters, I even get my start as a DM during this time even if it is just running premade adventures for Encounters.


Hi Henshin,

Thanks (again) for coming over to the forums. :)

Sorry to hear you built up a collection and then got forced to get rid of a lot of it. I stuck my 2nd Edition stuff up in the loft when I wasn't using it. (I've still got some stuff up there. I just brought the stuff that I decided to "reactivate" down.)

I never really got into 4th Edition, but I'm glad that a lot of people enjoyed it.

(It helps me too, to know 4e fans. I'm getting people to help me work out how to use information from 4e books in 3e games and the moment. So the more experts I know the better.)

HenshinFanatic wrote:Anyway I like Mystara, Eberron, Spelljammer, Greyhawk, small sections of the Realms, and Dark Sun. For systems I've expanded beyond just D&D to stuff like Mutants & Masterminds 3E, Fate (Accelerated and Core), Pathfinder (only in this list because it's pretty much the superior 3.X IMO), Numenera/Cypher System (though I've yet to actually purchase any of the books for this one), and even some OSR stuff, notably Lamentations of the Flame Princess.


I knew you liked Eberron, but didn't know you liked all those other settings. I really like Spelljammer and also like Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms (and Eberron). I was originally hoping to use Eberron to make "Manifestspace" for Spelljammer, but am not so sure that's an easy thing now.

I could never afford to buy into Mystara back in the day, and now the eBay bandits have pushed up the price of the dead tree books. But Print on Demand may open up the setting to me (although I'm probably going to try to snag every D&D product with a SJ namecheck first).

The Realms is a funny thing because 4e cut it down (because a lot of fans thought it was too big) and that was unpopular, so now they have "fixed it" but they really only use a small bit of it now (for 5e). That's probably a better solution. I'm hoping to use some of the 5e Realms stuff, at some point (as I've been told it has SJ hooks in it). But, I'm not in a mad rush.

I've not had the time to play the other games you mention (and don't really want to get distracted from Spelljammer any more) but it would be great to see more topica about Mutants & Masterminds, Fate and Numenera at some point. It's easier for me to look over the shoulders of experts and ask them questions, when it comes to games I'm mildly interested in. So I might be asking you a few newbie questions at some point (if that's OK).
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby EldradWolfsbane » Tue May 09, 2017 3:16 am

Greeting I am Eldrad Wolfsbane Old School Blogger, game writer, and goblin fighter.

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BEEN gaming since 1981 or so. :o

Started with the Moldvay set.

I am 47 and will never stop.

Wrote a NeoClone called Back to the Dungeon RPG also DUNGEONPUNK RPG, Graphic Novel Freeform Superhero RPG, and STARCLADS Simple Sci Fi RPG.

Co wrote the old school simple Without Hope Zombie Survival Horror RPG.

Working on White Trash: Deep Woods RPG.

I don't mind crunchy rules but I prefer rules light.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Tim Baker » Tue May 09, 2017 6:58 am

EldradWolfsbane wrote:Greeting I am Eldrad Wolfsbane Old School Blogger, game writer, and goblin fighter.

Hi, Eldrad. It's great to have you join us! Welcome to the Piazza. I look forward to interacting with you more in the future. I'll have to check some of your games out -- thanks for sharing the information.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Big Mac » Tue May 09, 2017 8:19 am

catty_big wrote:Hi all

Tabletop roleplayer and game designer here. I was invited to join this August forum by my good buddy Quarterpounder with cheese. Actually, it may have been his brother Big Mac, can't remember now. Anyway, here I am! So, about me. I'm a tabletop roleplayer and-- oh, I've done that bit. Er, ok so I mainly design, play and run story games. What kind of story games you say? Well, take the best game of Fiasco you've ever had... multiply it by a thousand, and you're still nowhere near it. Huh? Not seen Trainspotting? Pity. Ok, basically I'm into games that are often diceless, frequently have a Facilitator rather than a GM (one of the players, who manages the game instead of directing it), and in which the content tends to be player-generated.


Hi Catty Big!

Thanks for coming over. I think you will find that Quarterpounder is my evil twin. (You can recognise him by his purple beard.) :lol:

I don't think I've done a diceless game. Actually, scratch that, I've done LARP and they have been diceless games. I've not done a diceless tabletop game. Perhaps we should have a general topic about diceless RPGs and talk about some of the games that are out there (and how they work).

I've heard of a few people playing self-play D&D games, where one player randomly generates the things that their PC opposes and then tackles them.

catty_big wrote:Does that mean I'm averse to more traditional games though? Not a bit of it! Some of my best roleplaying experiences have been with games such as Victoriana, Exalted, World of Darkness, Call of Cthulhu, Hollow Earth Exploration, 13th Age and many others.


I've not played any of those myself, but most of them do seem to be fairly popular in the UK. We have a Call of Cthulhu forum at The Piazza. There might be some "starter topics" for the other games. I'm sure that Tim Baker will happily talk to you (and anyone else) about 13th Age (until Ashtagon thinks it qualifies for it's own forum).

catty_big wrote:For me the setting is much more important than the system (unless it's so incredibly clunky it interferes with the game), as is, in GMful games, the GM.


Same here. I like 3rd Edition, but in many ways I've become pretty bored with discussions about the rules. I mostly want to talk about Spelljammer...or how some other world can fit in with Spelljammer.

But if some of those "player-generated" concepts could be used to help build worlds and crystal spheres for Spelljammer games, I think I might want to learn more about those games and how to use them to enhance my D&D games. :)

catty_big wrote:As a player I most of all want to have fun, and help others have fun too. I don't like rules lawyers, and while I'm ok with system mastery it's not my bag - I don't have the time nor the patience to pore over page upon page of umpteen splat books and supplements etc. If I'm not sure what my character can do at a given point I'm happy to let other players tell me. That said, I also dislike players who rock up at the table without having done even the most rudimentary research into the game's setting and system, and just want to monkey around and waste everybody's time.


I think that fun is the most important thing too. I think that one of my most frustrating things with the 3e system is the small number of people I have met who want to push me into "optimise" my PC for combat, when I want to "optimise" my PCs for believability and fun. (I generally spend a certain number of skill points on "how does this PC earn money when he is not adventuring" stuff and consider that a GM would look at that and build it into a game. I don't see the GM as an opponent trying to defeat my PC in combat.)

You do need everyone to "buy into" a game in order for it to work. It's OK for everyone to have fun, but if they are disrupting the game, they are spoiling things for other people.

I would rather sit on the sidelines and watch, if I don't actually want to play a specific game. That way I can be there, but can go off and do something else if the game stops interesting me. (One of the things I like about this place is that I can find out about games that I'm partly interested in, without actually having to play them all.)

catty_big wrote:I've got several projects on the go currently, to which I have a myriad links across the Internet, and I'm now regretting not upgrading to Dropbox Pro when I had the chance, as those links are now all broken :(. So y'all have (temporarily) been spared the spam. Yay!!


If you use your forum signature, you can add in your nam and some text now, and edit it later, to point people at your new website. (Then instead of spamming people, you can just chat to them and your signature will do the "marketing stuff". ;) )

catty_big wrote:I look forward to making the acquaintance of various of the forum's genial denizens.

Ciaowzerz!!
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I hope to see you around the forums. :D
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby stebehil » Wed May 10, 2017 3:24 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Welcome back! :)

I had a read of your topic on the Acaeum. It sounds like the flow of D&D might be a bit confusing to anyone living over in Germany, getting different publishers throwing books at them out of sequence.

Did Amigo Spiele's German RPGA publish anything that was not published anywhere else? (Were they the ones to look after Living Greyhawk's German region or did that happen later?)

TSR UK had a campaign setting, called Pelinore. Is there a German D&D campaign setting?


Sorry for not looking into the welcome thread for quite some time now...

Well, if you are interested in collecting german stuff, you need to sort through the various editions and publishers to get an idea of what is what, which is what I tried at the Acaeum. I hope it dispels the confusion somewhat. I think that Amigo were responsible for Living Greyhawk in Germany, as LG started right away, in 2000 IIRC. The german LG homepage is still online, but reduced for some reason. http://www.livinggreyhawk.de/

I am not aware that there were any German campaign settings or even products which were not translated from english originals, at least not anything official. There were a few generic adventures and settings (like Gralfsee and Drachenland) , but nothing D&D specific.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Big Mac » Thu May 11, 2017 1:50 am

simplednd wrote:Hey everyone! I'm Alan the maintainer of the SimpleDnD project on Wordpress.


Hi Alan,

Welcome to The Piazza. And thanks for coming over to my Simple DnD topic to answer questions. That's very kind of you.

simplednd wrote:I've been RPGing for 30 years or so and I have a deep love of RPGing. I currently DM Fate Core, Rifts from Palladium books and lots of D&D. I have a bunch of kids and they are the next generation of table top gamers in the making!


Sounds like you have played a lot more than me. I don't think we have many people talking about Fate Core or Rifts here yet. It's good to have an expert onboard. :)
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Big Mac » Thu May 11, 2017 1:59 am

catty_big wrote:Also, I see you're on G+, the sane person's answer to FB. I'm catty_big there too (and Cattinald Bigg on FB).


I don't know if you were just talking to Tim there, but if you (and maybe Tim) are looking to add friends on Google+ and/or Facebook, you might want to drop your details in the The Piazza, You, and Social Media sites topic. :)

I might actually do that myself, although I'm quite sceptical about Google+ (and very sceptical about Twitter).
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Big Mac » Thu May 11, 2017 2:21 am

Wangalade wrote:
Big Mac wrote: So it's fun to see that some people had a bit of a reveal with the Known World "turning into Mystara". That makes me think I'm not the only one that didn't know everything from the start. :lol:


yeah, I've never liked the name Mystara, and the entire world map shown in the master's set has always been the 'known world' to me. It seemed to imply that there might be more of the world that wasn't mapped yet and gave you permission to make it a small part of your own personal world.


I kind of like the duality of these sort of things.

One of the great things about D&D is that we can all do whatever we want anyway. So you can work from the Known World, other people can work from the bigger framework of the Mystara world map, still other people can take parts of Mystara to use alongside the Known World, but ignore other parts, and other people can do funky stuff like that Mystaraoerth mash-up.

And best of all, nobody can stop any of us. Because we all have permission to do whatever we want, once we have bought the books. :D

I missed the entire Known World to Mystara evolution. I'm on the AD&D-3e fork and have mostly been following anything connected to Spelljammer (and there is a Mystara/Spelljammer tie-in). So I'm not sure how long the Known World was around before it evolved into Mystara.

I'd be interested to learn how many people did the "making the Known World into a small part of your own gameworld" thing and how large that niche of the D&D community has remained over time.

There are some fairly obscure parts of D&D out there that I'd never heard about before joining The Piazza and - even if I can't play them all - it's been a lot of fun to bump into experts who can educate me about the cult followings that keep these small-but-important parts of the D&D community alive. (I've been following a lot of small settings for several years and waiting for them to get bespoke subforums at The Piazza.)

I'm not sure if the Known World would ever need a bespoke subforum within the Mystara forum (like the Hollow World and other subforums have) but you could use a "[Known World]" tag on any topics you make there (to let people know that you are restricting yourself to that subset of canon). And it might be fun to have a topic where I can ask a few nerdy quesions about how the Known World worked before Mystara came along. :)

Have you got anything about your version of the Known World online, that you can share?
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Postby zontoxira » Mon May 15, 2017 1:53 pm

--INTRO--
*taps the mic a few times* Is this working? Good.
Uhh, Hi. I'm Mario and I'm an alcoholic. I fancy red pants and mustache is my fetish-- what, this is not the Happy Alcoholics of Mario Land therapy group? *sound of vinyl record screeching*
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*crickets chirping*
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--MAIN--
Okay *obviously embarrassed that nobody laughed* Just wanted to come by and say hi. Stand-up comedy is not my strong point (as you've probably guessed by now), but I'm an avid D&D gamer since late '90s. In fact, this year is my 20th anniversary (tattoo to commemorate this on the way). I've been reading stuff from the Piazza for some time, but only lately did I decide to join in the ranks of unclean bod-- err, I mean the ranks of the Piazza people.
Clearly, I've started off with 2nd edition. Even though I liked 3e's unified system (like all abilities now incur the same bonuses/penalties, simplified saving throws and combat calculations - THAC0 I'm looking at you c^nt), I played it few times, since I thought the rules felt overwhelming and weird at times (all races/classes combos - half-orc barbarian/monk yay - ability/skill/racial/morale/divine/supernatural/momma/situational bonus, and FEATS), but mainly because my gaming group adamantly refused to even try the then new edition (typical frustrations would include "what? AC going UP instead of down?"; "what the-- I can be a HALFLING paladin of Neutral Good alignment?"; "why do the elves look like p^ss!es and the dwarves like apemen?"; "wtf is wrong with grapple rules? I just wanna grab the bloody c^nt, let me roll for once!"; "why can't my fighter get weapon specialization at 1st level? what's this with the focus AND specialization? why did you nerf the fighters?"; "where's the pizza guy already, I'm starving!" okay, not the last one). I was terrified by 3.5e's massive number of RULEbooks (it felt like a new rulebook was produced every hour), and dared not even touch 4e - too tactical, too combat-oriented (me being a hopelessly romantic RPer). I had to lay low for a while, focusing on uni stuff (BA and MA in linguistics - no, I don't speak n number of languages), before picking up the D&D jewel that is 5e.
My favourite campaign settings would be Planescape and Dark Sun, while Forgotten Realms would be my all-time classic. I enjoyed Ravenloft, Mystara, and the whole 'points of light' concept of Nentir Vale (though I never played it), which actually had been (and still is) the core concept for most of my home-brewed settings (I played PoL before it was cool). I occasionally play with my old gaming group, who still roll 2e characters, but my main game is 5e with a group of relatively new players (1+ years of gaming).
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Postby Dread Delgath » Fri May 19, 2017 5:53 pm

Heh. I laughed. Then again, I might be one of the unclean too... :oops:

Welcome zontoxira! :D
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Re: Introduce yourself here

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Welcome aboard zontoxira! :)

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Re: Introduce yourself here

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Welcome to the forums zontoxira!
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Sharkbelly » Sat May 27, 2017 9:58 am

Hello all! I just joined the board last week. I'm a long time (25+ years) gamer who started with D&D and eventually played lots of other games and got into Warhammer. I'm currently working on a Spelljammer campaign and a bunch of model painting.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Sharkbelly » Sat May 27, 2017 9:58 am

Hello all! I just joined the board last week. I'm a long time (25+ years) gamer who started with D&D and eventually played lots of other games and got into Warhammer. I'm currently working on a Spelljammer campaign and a bunch of model painting.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

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Welcome Sharkbelly!
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Re: Introduce yourself here

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Welcome to the Piazza, Sharkbelly. It's good to have you here!
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