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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Azaghal » Tue May 18, 2010 7:22 pm

Havard wrote:
Azaghal wrote:Ummm *blushes* The game is Starfire (only available via internet) and umm I'm listed among the contributors, specifically for my article on "Galactic Tourist Traps." The only use I see for roleplaying is in building star systems. Or for a sci-fi background.
Cool!

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I can get the site link, the rules are pdf only.
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http://www.starfiredesign.com/starfire/index.php

I haven't been there in a couple of years. Some changes have been made.
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Post by Havard » Tue May 18, 2010 8:15 pm

Cool!
I have added you to the original post, along with a link. Let me know if you want the text changed. Couldn't think of a better term than "contributor"?

I also added Aldarron, author of Dragons at Dawn.

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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Azaghal » Tue May 18, 2010 8:28 pm

Havard wrote:Cool!
I have added you to the original post, along with a link. Let me know if you want the text changed. Couldn't think of a better term than "contributor"?

I also added Aldarron, author of Dragons at Dawn.

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Thanks Havard, that works just fine.
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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Ashtagon » Tue May 18, 2010 9:27 pm

While not wishing to denigrate your work, is this contribution something that, (hypothetically speaking) published in a dead-tree format, would include your name as a major listing on the product's credits page?
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Post by Azaghal » Tue May 18, 2010 9:45 pm

Ashtagon wrote:While not wishing to denigrate your work, is this contribution something that, (hypothetically speaking) published in a dead-tree format, would include your name as a major listing on the product's credits page?
Indeed my name is listed in the credits page.

Starfire Ultra Sean Pennington.
It's in pdf format so I can't copy paste.
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Post by Big Mac » Sun May 23, 2010 2:12 am

Azaghal wrote:Ummm *blushes* The game is Starfire (only available via internet) and umm I'm listed among the contributors, specifically for my article on "Galactic Tourist Traps." The only use I see for roleplaying is in building star systems. Or for a sci-fi background.
Hmm. Seems like that sort of system would combine well with Robert S. Conley's world sandboxing method, to give a SJ GM a pair of tools to aid the process of generating crystal spheres.
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Post by Azaghal » Sun May 23, 2010 7:08 am

The system for generating star systems is extremely detailed. Star Type, planets and moon. Resource ratings for all planet types. Planets are Venus type, Habitable, Gas, Ice or non-habitable rock. Moons are only developed as type 1 or 2, It has the chance of twin planets, planet sized moons for gas planets etc. Basically sci-fi star systems. It's a good, very detailed way to build star systems. Somewhere out there are some programs with random generators. I have 1 on an old hard drive, just no way to get at it right now.
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Post by Big Mac » Sun May 23, 2010 12:48 pm

Azaghal wrote:Somewhere out there are some programs with random generators. I have 1 on an old hard drive, just no way to get at it right now.
Another person with a hard drive problem. :( Maybe we need a thread about how to use a hard drive caddy to rescue files.
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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Havard » Sun May 30, 2010 9:56 am

Added:

* Mike Brealt, who worked as a full time employee at TSR from 1984-1989 and as a freelancer for TSR for a few years after that, has his own thread here.

Mike has worked on a number of settings and rulebooks. Items of my personal interest include the Golden Khan of Ethengar, IM2 Wrath of Olympus and Ship of Horrors. For more details, see this link.

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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Havard » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:20 pm

Mongoose Games are represented in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=3821

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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Big Mac » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:00 pm

Our new Talislanta forum has attracted Douglas Bramlett, author of the "vaporware" Talislanta sourcebooks for Jhangara, Deadwood, and Celadon he writes under the name "writermonk".

Douglas "Writermonk" Bramlett is also behind the project to rescue the lost Talislanta manuscripts and (finally) get them published as free downloads (from the official Talislanta website).

You can talk to him about Jhangara in the [Talislanta] The Lost Books - Jhangara thread.
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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Havard » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:44 pm

Added Frank Mentzer to the list:
Havard wrote: * Frank Mentzer aka ExTSR, author (formally editor) of the BECMI D&D line and writer of various other D&D products and creator of the Aquaria/Empyria Setting posts in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=4102
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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Philosopher » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:20 pm

Given the purpose of this thread, wouldn't it make sense to have it stickied?
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Post by Azaghal » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:35 pm

Philosopher wrote:Given the purpose of this thread, wouldn't it make sense to have it stickied?

Doh! You are so right Philospher, that would make perfect sense.
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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Havard » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:44 am

Philosopher wrote:Given the purpose of this thread, wouldn't it make sense to have it stickied?
Great idea! Looks like Ashtagon got around to it :)

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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Big Mac » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:37 pm

Havard wrote:Added Frank Mentzer to the list:
Havard wrote: * Frank Mentzer aka ExTSR, author (formally editor) of the BECMI D&D line and writer of various other D&D products and creator of the Aquaria/Empyria Setting posts in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=4102
Maybe you should add him to the listings of people by settings (because of Aquaria).

Plus, as you have two Wilderlands people in the Other Settings list, it might be worth pulling them out and making a Wilderlands section (below Dark Sun).
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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Havard » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:59 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Havard wrote:Added Frank Mentzer to the list:
Havard wrote: * Frank Mentzer aka ExTSR, author (formally editor) of the BECMI D&D line and writer of various other D&D products and creator of the Aquaria/Empyria Setting posts in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=4102
Maybe you should add him to the listings of people by settings (because of Aquaria).
Yeah, I was wondering how successful that whole "by settings" listing even was. I was considering just dropping it?
Plus, as you have two Wilderlands people in the Other Settings list, it might be worth pulling them out and making a Wilderlands section (below Dark Sun).
If we keep the current setup, I guess that is in order, yeah. :)

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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Havard » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:44 pm

Just added Douglass "writermonk" Bramlett of Talislanta fame. :)

Also added a separate Wilderlands Entry as mentioned above.

Thanks to Big Mac for helping me with this stuff :)

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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Big Mac » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:29 am

Havard wrote:Thanks to Big Mac for helping me with this stuff :)
You mean: "Thanks to Big Mac for bothering me with this stuff :)" ;)
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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Havard » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:03 am

Big Mac wrote:You mean: "Thanks to Big Mac for bothering me with this stuff :)" ;)
Well, yes...but it has to be done :)

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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Big Mac » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:46 pm

Havard wrote:
Big Mac wrote:You mean: "Thanks to Big Mac for bothering me with this stuff :)" ;)
Well, yes...but it has to be done :)
Well, there you see it, everyone. Havard says that we have to bother him! :P

...unless he just wants me to bother him! ;)
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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Havard » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:48 pm

Big Mac wrote:Well, there you see it, everyone. Havard says that we have to bother him! :P

...unless he just wants me to bother him! ;)
Why dont everyone just buy me beer instead? ;)

Anyway, quick message to say that Adam Black has been added to the list. Also, Talislanta has been given its own listing.

Thanks to Azaghal for giving me a shout about this one :)

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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Big Mac » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:10 pm

Christopher Clark from Inner City Games Designs, just posted his first post in a thread in the Aquaria forum.

His games include: Castle Wolfmoon Adventures, Micro games, Fuzzy Heroes, Playin in the Streets and other games.

I had not heard of Inner City Games before, but that means nothing as I've not heard of a lot of companies (especially non-d20 System publishers). Some of the games have Gary Gygax in the credits and one says it contains the last short story he ever wrote.

EDIT: Christopher is also going to be part of the new company that Frank Mentzer is putting together to create Aquaria stuff.
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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Havard » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:21 pm

Updated! Thanks Big Mac :)

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Re: Celebrities on The Piazza

Post by Havard » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:42 am

The Celeb thread now welcomes Tim Kask, first editor of the Dragon, and editor of various early day TSR material. He has made his first post in the Aquaria forum!

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