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    Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:06 pm  

    First Name: Mark
    Age: 43
    Location: Roseburg Oregon
    When you started playing D&D: Age 8, about 1976
    What rules you started with: the original blue box/ red box
    Where does your Forum Nick come from: I was born with it. the story goes that i would kick so hard that i would wake my dad up. at the same time the Bambi movie had just come out, and the kicking reminded him of the rabit Thumper.
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    Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:08 am  

    First Name: Matthew
    Age: 41
    Location: Adelaide, South Australia
    Started playing: Age 11
    Rules: Started with 1st Edition
    Nickname: I was on the boards as Phalastar Greycloak which was a character name. My current nickname was given to me as a joke from my last two trips to the UK where I spent a good deal of time checking out a large number of castles.

    A friend at primary school once tried to explain the game his older brother taught him. I didn't quite get it - I kept asking where these very exciting dungeons were. A couple of years later, friends at school were playing Boot Hill (western role playing) and I joined in, then moved to D&D.

    Enjoyed all editions of the game, thought 3rd and 3.5 pathfinder were close the the pinnacle. Lost me on 4th. Open mind on 5th but predicting something close the 3rd edition with a million optional rules.

    I also enjoyed answering questions not asked (apparently).
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    Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:24 am  

    First Name: George
    Age: 47
    Location: Deer Park Texas (aka Houston for those that don't know Texas Cartography..... its about 40miles south east of houston)
    When you started playing D&D: about 1979-80 depending on what you want to call D&D
    What rules you started with: I started with chainmail. Yea. I said it.. chainmail.. hehe... I was originally drawn to the game via table top wargaming (avalon hill stuff, like Third Reich, Squad Leader, Flat Top, Wooden ships Iron men, etc) a group of friends in HS and I picked them up ( the original white then blue box/ red box ) and we began from there. I started DMing about 2 years later when we lost our DM to college, and that has been my preferred play style ever since. Die hard 2e fan, but between work demands and life "we retired our campaign" in 2001. Recently (oct2011) I returned permanently from out of country work and was urged by my son and old players to perform a Resurrection of the campaign. My only challenge as an old school guy has been converting to 3.5e (since its the preferred of 4/6 of my new players).
    Where does your Forum Nick come from: Was the first PC I rolled up. (I died or did I hehe just incase my players are peaking in) DLG has since evolved into a PC nemesis.
    Thanks to Jamesdglick for "Resurrecting this thread"
    And Thanks also to DH for posting this thread!! learned alot about all those I've been conversing with! and as all dark lords know.. where there is knowledge there is power.... Mawaahahaa
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    Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:41 am  

    Dark_Lord_Galen wrote:

    Thanks to Jamesdglick for "Resurrecting this thread"


    -Actually, thanks for the resurrection goes to Rumek, who was born a few months before I bought the Blue Book... Wink

    BTW, I can't figure out how to get rid of the double post. Sorry 'bout that... Razz
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    Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:15 pm  

    <Who do you think "encouraged" our new friend to post?>

    Wink

    Yes, I must tip my cap to DarkHerald for this very successful, popular, and enlightening thread. It has been one of my favorites since I first joined, and I thoroughly enjoy reading updates as people add to it.

    Thanks to all of you who have posted.

    -Lanthorn (Jason)

    P.S. DLG, don't give up on 2e or its fans. WE STILL EXIST. Happy
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    Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:45 pm  

    Lanthorn wrote:

    P.S. DLG, don't give up on 2e or its fans. WE STILL EXIST. Happy

    Oh I haven't ...but got to "wean those youngsters" slowly or have them think the milk soured.... hhehehe
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    Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:52 am  

    First Name: Nicola
    Age: 21
    Location: Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy
    Started Playing: 2005(Age 15)
    Rules: Dungeons & Dragons 3.5
    Nick Comes from: Omega Weapon, Final Fantasy VIII toughter boss battle, 9999 it's the maximum point of damages a character can do in FFVIII. I Invented this nickname when i was 12, before even knowing what was D&D.


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    Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:05 am  

    Omega9999 wrote:
    First Name: Nicola
    Age: 21

    what month is your birthday Omega?

    jamesdglick wrote:

    rumek wrote:

    Rumek wrote:
    First Name: Austin
    Age: 21 (22 in August)...
    Now, I'm a young guy. I call myself a "Neo-Grognard" because I started with later editions, but found I prefer older editions and had an overall more 'oldschool' taste...


    -From what I can tell, you're the youngest poster here.

    By an age margin over 2:1, in some cases.


    Reason I ask is you may have wrestled away the hairling title away from Rumek Wink
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    Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:21 pm  

    I will be 22 in May Razz
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    Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:02 pm  

    Omega9999 wrote:

    I will be 22 in May
    Dark_Lord_Galen wrote:
    Omega9999 wrote:
    First Name: Nicola
    Age: 21

    what month is your birthday Omega?
    jamesdglick wrote:

    rumek wrote:

    Rumek wrote:
    First Name: Austin
    Age: 21 (22 in August)...
    Now, I'm a young guy. I call myself a "Neo-Grognard" because I started with later editions, but found I prefer older editions and had an overall more 'oldschool' taste...

    -From what I can tell, you're the youngest poster here.
    By an age margin over 2:1, in some cases.


    Reason I ask is you may have wrestled away the hairling title away from Rumek Wink

    Ewww Close! hehehe but nay.... Rumek is still the Hairling King

    Beware Rumek there may be a plot to overthrow and usurp the crown!! mamwaahaaaa
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    Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:08 am  

    Hahahah XD, BTW I've been DMing Greyhawk for about 3 years now, I found it searching for a setting for my games. And I had not enough money to buy a setting like the Realms. So i Bought the Gazeteer(the italian one) and then i found the wiki, and this site.
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    Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:18 am  

    Omega9999 wrote:
    So i Bought the Gazeteer(the italian one) and then i found the wiki, and this site.

    Well IMO Greyhawk is the peak of the mountain, Realms had some passive interest, but HERE in GH is where it all began and continues to grow. It was fortuitous that the lack of funds brought you to the diamond!
    As for CF, Welcome and wade into the deep end of the CF pool, you will find a lifetime supply of camaraderie, knowledgeable Sages and information on the first, and the best "realm".
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    Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:57 am  

    I Know, I know! I absolutely love this setting! and even my players now love it! one of my players is even now running a campaign in GH!(in which i'm a Player) and now we're stuck in the Crypt of Lizandred the Mad!
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    Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:12 pm  

    Dark_Lord_Galen wrote:

    Beware Rumek there may be a plot to overthrow and usurp the crown!! mamwaahaaaa


    Blast! I shall have to up the guard post around here then...
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    Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:27 am  

    First Name? Rafael.
    Age? 29.
    Location? Madrid, Spain.
    When you started playing D&D? ...Uhm, 1991. Played more other games, though.
    where does your Forum Nick come from? From Walter Scott's classic novel, "Ivanhoe".

    Wow, I sound exciting.
    ...Perhaps I am.
    ...Not gonna tell you.
    ...Or perhaps, yes.
    ...Or perhaps, no.
    ... Or, yes.
    ...Yeah, I am a pretty exciting person.
    ...I smell good, and stuff.
    ...Also, I have nice tattoos.
    ...Even some fantasy themed.
    ...To be honest, I think sometimes, I like Thieves World more than D&D.
    ...Nah, crap.
    ...<3 D&D, <3 Greyhawk.

    I think I am gonna eat a muffin now.
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    Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:56 pm  

    Name: Nathan
    Age: 39
    Location: Ithaca, NY
    When I Started Playing D&D: Complicated answer. Variously, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991.
    Rules: Started with 1e; played through 2e & 3e, stopped just before 4e.
    Forum Nick: Derives from my real name. Nathan Ellis Irving = N. Ellis Ir. = Nellisir
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    Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:42 pm  

    Le Noir Faineant wrote:
    ... I think I am gonna eat a muffin now.

    I almost feel like I just got Rick-Rolled after having to scroll down for that.
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    Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:29 am  

    No kidding.

    Try and resist the urge to post a page or more of...nothing, folks. Confused

    Editing to ensue...
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    Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:56 am  

    Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed My apologies. My sense of humor, it is rather whacky...
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    Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:12 am  

    Le Noir Faineant wrote:
    My sense of humor, it is rather whacky...


    That's why you're exiled in Blackmoor. Wink
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    Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:41 am  

    Laughing Too funny.

    Just keep it on topic, that being member profiles/backgrounds. Wink

    Also, just to let everyone know, everyone has a journal function in their member profile to put up more detailed information on themselves.
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    Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:06 pm  

    Cebrion wrote:
    No kidding.

    Try and resist the urge to post a page or more of...nothing, folks. Confused

    Editing to ensue...


    -That's the edited version? Now I'm curious to see the original... Razz Laughing

    Cebrion wrote:
    Laughing Too funny.

    Just keep it on topic, that being member profiles/backgrounds. Wink

    Also, just to let everyone know, everyone has a journal function in their member profile to put up more detailed information on themselves.


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    Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:17 pm  

    Name - Shane
    Age - 27
    Location - Northeast Arkansas, USA
    Started - 1997
    Rules - AD&D 2nd Edition
    Forum Nick - A play on my last name, and one that I like to use for characters when I actually get a chance to play :D
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    Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:00 pm  

    Baldrion wrote:

    Rules - AD&D 2nd Edition

    LET THE TRUMPETS BLAIR!! Another 2e Convert!!!! mawaaawwwhaaaaaaa
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    Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:58 pm  

    First Name? Hauke.

    Age? 39.

    Location? Flensburg, Germany. Right on the border to danmark.

    When you started playing D&D? 1984/85

    What rules you started with? D&D Basic, Red box by Frank Mentzer; first german printing

    Where does your Forum Nick come from? AD&D 2nd Forgotten Realms. I really liked the novels featuring cyric.
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    Tue May 08, 2012 4:43 pm  

    Sorry, I thought I had already replied to this.

    First Name? Stephen (prounced with 'v', but spelled with 'ph')
    Age? 43, but will turn 44 in November of this year
    Location? Purvis, Mississippi, in the Grand Ole US of A
    When you started playing D&D? 1986
    What rules you started with? AD&D (1st)
    where does your Forum Nick come from? Ah. Arminas was the name of my very first D&D character, a lawful evil monk. His story can be found on these boards here: http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4981

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    Mon May 14, 2012 2:35 pm  

    First Name?
    Mark

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    41

    Location?
    San Francisco

    When you started playing D&D?
    1980

    What rules you started with?
    Basic (the boxed set with the big red dragon on it)

    where does your Forum Nick come from?
    Name of an olven NPC I had in a campaign some time ago.
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    Mon May 21, 2012 3:50 pm  

    First Name? Josh

    Age? 37

    Location? Grovespring, Missouri, USA

    When you started playing D&D? 1989 or 1990

    What rules you started with? AD&D 2e

    Where does your Forum Nick come from? It came from a character I made but never got to play. I liked the name so I use it.
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    Thu May 31, 2012 7:39 pm  

    First name: Greg
    Age: 35
    Location: Northern Virginia, USA
    When you started playing D&D? 1988 - I was in 6th grade and I played a gnome thief named Worg. We were attacked by giant ants. Somehow I got a pet pseudodragon.
    What rules you started with? AD&D 1E
    Where does your Forum Nick come from? Short for Nerd Cavalry
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    Thu May 31, 2012 8:13 pm  

    Heya nerdcav, welcome to Canonfire!
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    Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:58 pm  

    First Name? Ty
    Age? 43
    Location? Indy area, USofA
    When you started playing D&D? 1979ish
    What rules you started with? Basic--blue box. Played it all wrong, and it was so right. Tremendous fun.
    where does your Forum Nick come from? My name. I'm one of those 'middle name guys.'
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    Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:38 pm  

    Hello again nerdcav and welcome.

    jtylerk, it's great to meet you here on Canonfire! Hope you feel comfortable posting your questions and input in our forums.

    Both of you are hereby invited to join us for Greytalk Chat on Thursday nights. The link is to your left under the Greyhawk Wiki link.

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    Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:09 pm  

    First Name? Jon
    Age? 40.
    Location? Midwest, USA.
    When you started playing D&D? 1983.
    What rules you started with? Red Boxed-Set but quickly moved to 1rst Ed. Advanced. However I stuck with 2E since it came out and just continue to tweek that set.
    Where does your Forum Nick come from? My most-powerful Greyhawk character
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    Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:14 pm  

    Huzzah! Another 2e convert! Happy Welcome aboard, JonJon!

    -Lanthorn
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    Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:30 pm  

    Hello JonJon! We're glad to welcome you to Canonfire! Hope to see more of your posts soon.

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    Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:03 pm  

    First name: Charles

    Age: 39

    Location: Southern New Jersey [USA]

    When you started playing D&D? Yeesh... 1984, if memory serves.

    What rules you started with? Expert set with some older kids in Philadelphia, PA [USA]. Sure, we played it ½ wrong but I fell in love with the game, regardless.

    Where does your Forum Nick come from? A character I played in the original Against the Giants series.
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    Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:53 pm  

    Hey DrassustheGaunt,

    Its nice to meet a fellow Jersey person in here. Welcome aboard!

    I can see you joined a while ago why don't you join us for the Thursday nights chat. All you have to do is follow the link to your left and your ready to join the Greytalk chats.

    Jon Jon and Jtylerk your welcome as well! Nerdcav perhaps we will see you again on the chat this Thursday.

    Later

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    Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:56 pm  

    Argon wrote:
    Hey DrassustheGaunt,

    Its nice to meet a fellow Jersey person in here. Welcome aboard!


    Many thanks!

    I'll def check out the chat.

    Yes, I joined a long time ago but fell right out (life's been rough - but who can't understand that, these days, right?)

    I gave a longer intro titled "I owe Larry Elmore money" if you feel like checking it out:

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf//modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=51476#51476


    Again, thanks for the warm welcome. Smile
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    DrassustheGaunt wrote:
    First name: Charles

    Age: 39

    Location: Southern New Jersey [USA]

    When you started playing D&D? Yeesh... 1984, if memory serves.

    What rules you started with? Expert set with some older kids in Philadelphia, PA [USA]. Sure, we played it ½ wrong but I fell in love with the game, regardless.

    Where does your Forum Nick come from? A character I played in the original Against the Giants series.


    ...and we're not too tired to sleep.

    I knew that tagline was familiar, but I had to look it up... Happy
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    Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:30 am  

    jamesdglick wrote:

    ...and we're not too tired to sleep.

    I knew that tagline was familiar, but I had to look it up... Happy


    Cool.

    Glad someone caught it. Cool
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    Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:32 pm  

    First name: Thomas

    Age: 33

    Location: Emilia Romagna, Italy

    When you started playing D&D? Ahhmmm... maybe 1993!!

    Red Boxed-Set 1rst Ed. I love 2E and I'm still playing this ed with my friends.

    Where does your Forum Nick come from? True name of the Justicar.. maybe..
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    Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:08 am  

    Welcome to Canonfire Evelyn! Feel free to jump right into the forum conversations. Smile

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    Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:32 pm  

    Hey folks. Lanthorn encouraged me to post here, so here goes.

    First Name? Marc, but nowadays I normally go by Marc-Tizoc (first and middle names, which are from the French and Nahuatl languages, the latter being of the indigenous Mexica or Aztec people). (My grandparents all immigrated to the U.S. from México during the Mexican Revolution.)

    Age? 37.

    Location? Miami, Florida (nearby).

    When you started playing D&D? Trying to answer this question accurately stumped me as I tried to stroll down memory lane, led me to study the Acaeum (which was fascinating), etc.

    My best answer is that I was probably introduced to AD&D in 1982 or '83 by a neighborhood friend who was five years older than me (and whose older brother had introduced him). By '85, I had received as gifts (or purchased with carefully saved allowance) all of the extant hardcover AD&D books but very few modules because my initial purchases included the World of Greyhawk boxed set, which sparked and fed many an adventure for my friends.

    I quickly became our regular DM and designed my own dungeons, towns, etc. far more often than I bought a module. Although I read the few that I bought with interest, as well as the few that Dragon published, I didn't collect Dungeon for many years -- for the same reason of enjoying immensely the creation of my own adventures / stories / situations. (I did find the adventure cards from City of Greyhawk and From the Ashes helpful in sparking ideas for me to develop.)

    What rules you started with? AD&D, aka 1e. I transitioned to 2e having never played Basic D&D and resparked DMing in GH with the publication of Carl Sargent's From the Ashes with which I introduced a whole new group of players to GH who had previously played mostly in the Forgotten Realms setting.

    After several years of 2e gaming, I moved away from my hometown and hence stopped gaming regularly until the launch of 3e (and its evolution to 3.5e), which I used to play new GH campaigns. (Over the years I also played numerous other RPGs published by Chaosium, FASA, Games Workshop, Hero Games, R. Talsorian Games, Steve Jackson Games, White Wolf, etc.)

    I found the online Greyhawk community in 1998 when I came across the GREYALL.txt file and the old TSR folder on AOL. After lurking briefly, I began posting, and by 1999, I was GreyTalking regularly on the old listserv. (Lament the loss of Morgan Olden's GreyTalk Archives!) I also sometimes posted on GH-L, and once 3e launched I engaged the WotC fora too, as well as ENWorld a little. (Wow, I just found the GH-L archive, http://oracle.wizards.com/archives/greyhawk-l.html!) Sometime in 2000 I started helping with the second volume of the Oerth Journal. I can't believe how many issues the community has produced since! Of course, I joined Canonfire! immediately upon learning of its launch. Cool

    I merely dabbled in LGH, so once the Living Greyhawk Journal stopped being published, I started falling behind the times and instead focused on my own campaigns (The Fall of Prym, set in the southern Wild Coast before the Greyhawk Wars, and Shadows on the March, set in Sterich after the GH Wars and based on Greg Vaughan's Dungeon adventures).

    (I played 4e a few times with some former players in my last GH campaign but found the system lacking and inhibiting what I enjoy about RPGs.)

    Where does your Forum Nick come from A simple acronym from my initials; I sometimes also post under Tizoc or Tizoc the Olman Scribe, after a long ago GT list discussion, where Gary Welsh responded wrly (in-character) to one of my queries on his posts about Night Hags of the Pomarj.

    PS - I left the online GH community in 2006 and only returned tentatively to CF! last December, as evidenced in masterarminas's thread, I have returned!, but first the holidays and then work quickly ebbed my effort to return to the hobby. Now it looks like I'm here to stay -- though I'm unlikely to make a Thursday 'chat and likely will post less often once the academic year begins in a couple of weeks.
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    Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:50 pm  

    Someone actually listened to me?! Shocked

    Welcome back to the proverbial fold, our Olman immigrant. I assume...hope?... your patron Power must be Quetzalcoatl, and that you are not secretly a yuan-ti pureblood. Wink

    I enjoyed reading your very extensive, informative background, particulaly your fascinating ethnic roots. Too, I glean that you must be a scholar.

    Glad you are back among us, granted, of course, that you are not one of the 'snake-men' of the equatorial jungles... (don't get me wrong, though, I love reptiles)

    yours in Oerth,

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    Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:02 pm  

    mtg,

    I was trying to remember whom you were. You have contributed some articles to the site as well from what I remember. Though I remember your Tizoc handle more than the current one your holding. Welcome back to the site. It's great to have you back.

    Later

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    Hey folks. Lanthorn encouraged me to post here, so here goes.


    Lanthorn wrote:
    Someone actually listened to me?! Shocked


    So are we supposed to be re-introducing ourselves again, then? ;)

    Good to see you again, Marc! :D
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    Hey Allan! Yes, there original poster asked five questions, and folks have elaborated on them somewhat since.

    Thanks Argon and Lanthorn. I'm definitely enjoying the return to CF! and the hobby of the imagination in general.

    Lanthorn, I never developed the Tizoc the Olman Scribe character in detail but imagined he might be a wizard / cleric of Queztalcoatl. I'll have to think more about the yuant-ti pureblood angle ... Evil Grin
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    First Name: Sander
    Age: 30
    Location; The Netherlands
    When you started playing D&D? June 2003
    What rules you started with? D&D 3.5 (which we are still playing) with some houserules such as Tier-system and many closed feats, classes and spells.
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    Wow ... it's really neat to go back to look at all of these newer posts ... it seems like forever that this thread opened up. Shocked \

    mtg ... you know, I'd always assumed that it was "Magic: The Gathering". Hm. Learned something new.
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    Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:02 am  

    We can credit DarkHerald (where the Hades is he these days?!) for this growing, comaraderie-building, informational, and ingenius thread. I encourage all new posters, whenever I come upon them (rarely before Argon or SirXaris, it seems), to add to this list.

    Perhaps we should have a separate thread, along these same lines, about where we are headed, or updates???

    Look back at the earlier posts, and see how far we've come and grown.

    thanks Rory!

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    Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:14 am  

    Welcome to Canonfire!, Sander_Kaa! We're glad you found us and hope you jump right into the discussions.

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    The Dark Herald has his infernal responsibilities to the Abyss. When he is ready the mantle of darkness will rein once again. Sander_Kaa nice to see your post here. Once again welcome to the boards.

    Later

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    First name: Andy
    Age: 45
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    When you started playing D&D? 1983 - My first character was a Magic User called Mehdros who started in Hommlet.
    What rules you started with? AD&D 1E
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    Welcome to the boards melyndhowr!

    Hope to see some more from you and feel free to join in on the Thursday night chats . Just click on the link to your left and you can Greytalk with the rest of us.

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    First name: Neil
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    What rules you started with? Basic to Expert to AD&D 1e with the arcana and the 2nd players handbook
    Where does your Forum Nick come from? hit it! i'm gonna rock right now. I'm neilk i came to get down.
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    Welcome to Canonfire! melyndhowr and mcneilk! We're very glad to have you as participating members of our community.

    Please feel free to join in on any of the forum threads you are interested in. We appreciate your opinions. Smile

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    Welcome to the boards, mcneilk!

    Rob Base wants his song back! Wink

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    First Name - Mike
    Age - 35 (oops I forgot to put this in the first time!)
    Location - London
    Occupation - Illustrator
    When you started playing D&D - 1987
    What rules you started with - AD&D 2nd edition & MERP

    Hey everyone, this is kind of a re-introduction!

    I used to post on the forums years ago and then kind of stopped for various reasons (apologies to anyone whose email I never replied to!) and then the other day I remembered Canonfire and thought I'd pop back and get re-aquainted!

    I've just started a 2nd ed group up as a lot of my friends missed out on that style of gaming and had gotten too cosy (and lazy) with the 3.5 / Pathfinder systems. I'm currently running for them The Temple of Elemental Evil which was the first Greyhawk game I ever played in.

    I look forward to catching up on all the posts!


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    Welcome back to the boards Mike.

    We look forward to your feedback and your resurrection of old threads.

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    Hurray! Another 2nd edition player!!! Cool

    Welcome aboard, good sir. Come, join us in the 2e boards. We can always use more respondents!

    -Lanthorn, 2e fan
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    It's great to have you back, Wolfling. Hope you stay long enough to make Canonfire! your internet home. Smile

    And, don't forget Thursday night chats!

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    I knew Lanthorn would be overjoyed to hear another 2nd edition fan joined the boards. See what happens when you use a 2nd edition light source! Wink

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    Thanks for the warm welcome back guys!
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    hello mike. i am still a newbie on the board and just happy to be here. ToEE is great fun and quite the dungeon crawl. I would be interested to hear how you played it.
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    Argon wrote:
    I knew Lanthorn would be overjoyed to hear another 2nd edition fan joined the boards. See what happens when you use a 2nd edition light source! Wink


    I am a CONTINUAL Lanthorn, Bringer of 2e Light! Cool
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    Lanthorn wrote:
    Argon wrote:
    I knew Lanthorn would be overjoyed to hear another 2nd edition fan joined the boards. See what happens when you use a 2nd edition light source! Wink


    I am a CONTINUAL Lanthorn, Bringer of 2e Light! Cool


    I would not have it any other way my shiny friend. To think you lurked in the shadows for a long time then burst into the scene.

    Wolfling can be the new Lanthorn and share what's been brewing since he's been away.

    Later

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    Argon wrote:


    I would not have it any other way my shiny friend. To think you lurked in the shadows for a long time then burst into the scene.


    And to think that you encouraged me out of the shadows... Wink

    Argon wrote:
    Wolfling can be the new Lanthorn and share what's been brewing since he's been away.


    Does anyone else hear the music to "the Highlander" playing in the background?

    There can be ONLY one! Laughing

    hehehehe...at any rate, Wolfling, I look forward to your future contributions. The more the merrier and all.

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    Lanthorn,

    If the Highlander theme is true then I would be Ramirez, You would be Connor and Cebrion would be the Kurgan. Shocked Laughing

    Damn it I was just getting use to keeping my head. Wolfling I guess you'll have to post more to become Duncan.

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    I wonder how much Quickening we'd get from Cebrion... Evil Grin

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    -Lanthorn

    Hard to say... the Big C just collected two more heads recently..... Sad but it was a self inflicted wound on their part.... when one brandishes a sword in a purple thunderstorm.... sometimes the lightning comes.
    Besides ... I think Big C is more like Darius...
    I'm aspiring for Methos..
    "I killed. But I didn't just kill fifty, I didn't kill a hundred. I killed a thousand. I killed TEN thousand! And I was good at it. And it wasn't for vengeance, it wasn't for greed. It was because...I liked it. Cassandra was nothing. Her village was nothing. Do you know who I was? I was Death. Death on a horse. When mothers warned their children that the monster would get them, that monster was me. I was the nightmare that kept them awake at night. " Evil Grin
    ooopss sorry was "channeling" the Dark Side... hehe
    Back to the Shadows I go......
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    Since Cebrion is the purple lighting, I think we could get some big time quickening.

    DLG,

    You have a way to go for Methos. He's retired in a manner of speaking but still when you were one of the four horsemen you don't forget how to kill.

    So we need a new topic Highlander of Oerth.

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    Re: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread

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    First Name - Warren

    Age (Birthyear) - 27 (1981)

    Location - Midwest, USA

    When you started playing D&D - I didn't start playing regularly until '00 with the introduction of 3ed.

    What rules you started with - Keep on the Borderlands was the first module I played shortly before 3ed was released, but I'd been guffing about with 2ed for a few years already... just no one else in my home-town who played at the time.

    Where does your Forum Nick come from - I played a now defunct MUD called Eternal Struggle where my main character was Vaelius; an archmage and political mover-shaker. As I do with many of my playing-characters, I start with a single word or short phrase that identifies them and then hold it in my mind until a name I like emerges. 'Valorous' was the word for Vaelius; in most ways he did not live up to the ideal.
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    Re: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread

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    What rules you started with ...but I'd been guffing about with 2ed for a few years already... just no one else in my home-town who played at the time.


    Go to the Light, Vaelius, Go to the Light... 2nd edition is your friend...2nd edition is your friend... Happy

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    Re: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread

    Lanthorn wrote:
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    What rules you started with ...but I'd been guffing about with 2ed for a few years already... just no one else in my home-town who played at the time.


    Go to the Light, Vaelius, Go to the Light... 2nd edition is your friend...2nd edition is your friend... Happy

    Welcome aboard, Valorous One! And feel free to chime in anytime. We look forward to your contributions.

    -Lanthorn


    I am, by nature, ecclectic. When I have the resources available, I'll certainly draw from 2ed for inspiration... and, I must admit to a certain amount of nostalgiac excitement that WotC is republishing some of that material. But, I must apologize... I play Pathfinder now and likely for the foreseeable future.
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    Welcome to the club, Vaelius. No appology necessary. Though he won't admit it, Lanthorn himself is a Pathfinder wannabe. Razz

    We're glad you have deigned to join our community and hope you'll feel free to contribute to threads and articles regularly.

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    Never! I will NEVER turn to the DarkSide. I am a Jedi (of 2e), like my Father before Me. You've fail your Highness.

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    First name: Travis
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    When you started playing D&D? 1986, started RPing in 1983 with LBB Traveller.
    What rules you started with: BECMI Red Box
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    I'm not really a newbie to the community, but haven't even been very active, and haven't properly introduced myself to most of the people here, so:

    First Name - Amber

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    When you started playing D&D - 2001, In the Living Greyhawk RPGA campaign.

    What rules you started with - D&D 3.0, but I've since played 3.5, Pathfinder, and a fair bit of AD&D 2nd ed. and Basic (BECMI) D&D.

    Where does your Forum Nick come from - I've been too busy to do it much anymore, but I used to be a regular Ren Faire performer (I play guitar and lute), so my friends used to call me bardgirl. When I signed up for AOL for the first time way back in 97 or 98, bardgirl was taken, but skaldgirl wasn't, so I started using that as my online persona and it has stuck with me since.
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    Welcome to Canonfire! M2A0 and Skaldgirl. We're glad to have you with us. Please feel free to participate in the forums and submit articles with abandon. We love to read anything positive about Greyhawk. Smile

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    Hail and Good morrow fellow Hawkers!
    Welcome to Canonfire! M2A0 and Skaldgirl.

    You'll find a deep well of Greyhawk info, camaraderie, and the occasional purple lightning Shocked (just follow the guidelines to avoid those Wink )

    M2A0, your in good company. Several hallowed members hail from the West Coast. Cebrion (ie wielder of the purple lightning ) and Lanthorn the "Inquisitor".... hehe

    Skaldgirl its always nice to see a fellow Renfester (long time Texas Renfest here) or SCA member. Especially one with Bardic Knowledge! ITs further nice to see more and more ladies with interest in the game. Yea I'm from the OLD days (Grognards as we call them here) where there were few lady gamers. You will find many prominent ladies here, Blue Witch and Anna (Demi-Goddess of Cartography) just to name a few. So don't be afraid to be "active"... and leave the skulking around in the shadowy places to us Dark Lords....... Evil Grin

    Idea Lastly, as others are sure to mention in more detail, there is a Thursday evening chat session that all are welcome to sit in on. (of which I am over due in attendance) Idea
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    Dark_Lord_Galen wrote:
    M2A0, your in good company. Several hallowed members hail from the West Coast. Cebrion (ie wielder of the purple lightning ) and Lanthorn the "Inquisitor".... hehe


    Me? Hallowed?! Happy Aw, shucks, DLG. Wink Tis, true that I am a West Coaster (not an Avenger mind you). I dwell just above Portland, OR. Don't forget that Smillan is over here, too, in the Olympia area. So, M2A0, you've got folk in your parts. As for the "Inquisitor" part...yeah, that IS true, too. Laughing

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    I've been to a few Georgia RenFests (WAAAY back, when I was still living in that area), and claimed a sword or two for the experience. Skaldgirl, you will find that Argon is a blend of barbarian and skald. He's quick with a pun or two while hefting that mighty axe of his. Cool

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    Curious about that definition...how old do you have to be to be considered a "grognard?" Perhaps another "Inquisition" query. Laughing Unless you wanna answer it here! Razz

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    Ditto on that account! I don't recall the last time I joined in a Greychat. It always seems that I either have a game running on those nights or something else comes up! Tonight for instance...poker! I hope that Rudd smiles on me. Daddy's got a mortgage to pay. Laughing

    Newbies, welcome to Canonfire!

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    We've reached the Gem of the Flanness my friends!

    "So keep your purses tight and your lips even tighter" - Dredd

    Well met everyone!

    First Name: THARIZ....ahem...(slight twitching and forced timbre) Neil

    Age: 43 (1969)

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    Rules I started with: see date above lol (FIRST ED). But since have played using all except 4th. We actually started a roleplay group in the commons room of the local library with kids from jr. high.

    Where does the nickname come from: Played a paladin forever with guys I grew up in school with. Every weekend and holiday we got our game on. Many Dr. Peppers, $1 frozen pizzas, and Cheeze Its died for the cause. When I graduated and went to the local university, I worked at a local comic shop. Guy that graduated from my same high school a year or two before my sister invited me over to game and those guys have been my best friends ever since. Heck all of the close friends I've made over the years came from D&D and Magic the Gathering sessions. Dredd was my jack of all trades / merc. Fell in with a Paladin at first because he thought they made for the best distractions and character witnesses for me to carry on my illicit activities on the side lol. I used to steal back the 10% he gave to his order on the sly and bought magical items for him with it. As I thought he was being taken advantage of and on general principle that it would help me stay alive lol. We had some great great times with those two characters.

    Looking forward to talking shop with you guys, and let me say thanks for keeping Greyhawk alive for all of us. You're the best!
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    Welcome to Canonfire!, Dredd. Glad to have you aboard.

    Feel free to join in any conversation that you'd like and check out the
    Greyhawk wiki over in the left hand column. Thanks to our alumni Robbastard and Rasgon you can find just about everything "Greyhawk" there.

    We look forward to your future contributions, conversation and questions!

    So again, Welcome to Canonfire!
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    Welcome, Dredd!

    We're looking forward to your input. I hope you are a writer, or at least a wannabe writer, because we've got a new Postfest gearing up and it would be a great opportunity for you to throw in your 2 cents. Smile

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=5387

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    Wow,

    Turn your back for one moment and four new entries to the welcome post.

    I would like to welcome Vaelius, M2A0, Skaldgirl, and Dredd, to the boards.

    As Lanthorn has pointed out my other alias is a bard. Follow this tread.

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=48. Its part of the much-maligned spinecastle campaign.

    I am known as Aoric in that forum as its part of a play by post campaign.

    I look forward to seeing all of you on the boards. If any of you have questions check Lanthorn's posts, their full of questions that some people are afraid to ask. He's a light after all!

    There are many good people on these boards and I hope you four will add to the comradery we all share here.

    If you get a chance visit us on the Thursday night chats. You can join by clicking on the link to the left that reads as Greytalk Chat Now (with Java).

    Please check the other forums we have one on poems and lyrics. I wonder what the Skaldgirl has to add to the tread.

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4561


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    Argon wrote:
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    I knew you were "lurking" around here somewhere! Evil Grin
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    Mystic-Scholar wrote:
    Argon wrote:
    Later . . . Argon


    I knew you were "lurking" around here somewhere! Evil Grin


    Never lurking. Just a return from some dark depths. Slaying of evil most foul. I have returned, with sharpened axe and wisdom gained. Long shall the barbarian rein.

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    Argon wrote:

    Never lurking. Just a return from some dark depths. Slaying of evil most foul. I have returned, with sharpened axe and wisdom gained. Long shall the barbarian rein.

    Later

    Argon


    Glad to have you back, old friend. It's not been the same without you around. I look forward to some of your barbarian sage advice. Happy

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    Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:33 pm  

    It looks like you made up for my absence Lanthorn. Your a lean mean posting machine now.

    Later

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    Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:18 pm  
    Ten Thousand Greetings!

    Hi folks!
    It's been an age since I was on this site, and I lost all my login information, so I just gave up, and made a new profile!

    I've been playing D&D since 1977, and DMing since a week after that, so I've been through all the versions of the game. And I've played and judged many, many rules systems over the years - for a while I was a partner in a comics/game store. So D&D was a part of my life sine I was a kid, and I played up until a few years ago, when the last of my gaming friends married or left the area.

    Through every iteration of D&D and all the games I've encountered, there was something about Gryhawk/Blackmoor that I have always found more interesting, more intriguing, more fascinating than any other games setting. Sure, Planescape was great, Eberron was novel, Traveler was addictive, etc. ... but I always came back to Greyhawk and Blackmoor. Was it because of their originality? Because they were the first? I don't know what hooked me.

    One thing I love about Greyhawk is that there is a community like this of fellow-obsessives who are happy to make the effort to write articles to clarify and further the canon. To them goes my admiration and thanks!

    I don't know what I'd be able to add to this amazing website - I've probably forgotten more than I remember hehe...But I am very happy to be back here! I look forward to getting to know everyone.

    Bugscuttle

    (um yeah and my rl name is Joey and I hail from NW Indiana, USA)
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    Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:52 am  

    Welcome to Canonfire! Bugsy. We're glad you're back.

    Casting Detect Alignment causes me some suspicion, however. What's that 'BANNED' above your avatar mean? Wink

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    Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:32 am  

    I would love an answer to that query myself...since this is a new account...
    I've submitted a query in Feedback.
    I'm not especially evil, I don't think, but I do love old Frazetta art. And I liked Molly Hatchet as well...back in the day.

    (Never mind. I'm a Novice now!)
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    Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:39 am  

    bugsy wrote:
    (Never mind. I'm a Novice now!)


    Congratulations on your conversion! The Canonfire! Clerical Administrators must have divined your honorable intentions. Happy

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    bugsy wrote:
    I would love an answer to that query myself...since this is a new account...
    I've submitted a query in Feedback.
    I'm not especially evil, I don't think, but I do love old Frazetta art. And I liked Molly Hatchet as well...back in the day.

    (Never mind. I'm a Novice now!)


    It was probably the Molly Hatchet reference that did you in. Wink

    Not sure though our resident purple lighting is a servant of entropy and can sense the presence of good or evil easily. While the Ullmaster knows whether or not you reside in Ull, and he will judge you based on your love of art or artists. Wink

    All kidding aside welcome to the boards Bugsy and if you get a chance stop by the Thursday night chats and bring your Greyhawk topics with you. Just click on the link to the left which reads a Greytalk Chat Now! (with java).

    Later

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    Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:23 pm  

    Welcome back, Bugsy! Glad you found your way home. Wink
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    Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:27 am  

    I think the banned thing and errors are a part of the system that keeps n00bs from being able to spam threads, just in case that n00b is not a person but a spammer program. It is an extra level of defense. Replying to a certain number of threads first, thus allowing everyone to establish that you are real person by purposely allowing such posts to remain and not banning usernames, IPs, etc. is the usual work-around, which is why you see some of the more clever forum spammer programs actually copy/pasting portions of posts from the forums themselves, thus making them harder to notice right off, as the spam posts at least appear to be topical.

    Things look to be okay now (if they are not, let me know using the feedback function), so welcome out from the shadows, and happy posting! Happy
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    Re: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread

    First Name: Jeff Mckillop
    Age: 43
    Location: Martinez, Ca (USA)
    When you started playing D&D? I had some friends back in elementary school that were playing the basic game. I saw the box and thought it was cool. When I wanted to play, I was told I couldn't because I didn't understand how, and they didn't want to teach me. Yeah, it was 5th grade, so really, how tough could it have been?

    So, I put the basic set on my Christmas list, even sent a letter to Santa for it. It was that or an F16 (it was brand new back in about '79!); I was actually kinda tossed up. Well, suffice to say I got the F-16, or at least a big model. You thought I was going to get the D&D set, didn't you? Razz

    So, I went throught the rest of 5th grade with no D&D. Sad However, I kissed my first girl so the year wasn't a total loss. Later that year, my oldest sister went to college in Santa Barbara. We drove down there, and I played D&D in the back of my dad's pickup with two six-sided dice and a binder of paper. That's all I had, and I totally made up my own game! Well, my folks saw that and they figured, "he REALLY wants this game." So, for my next birthday which was just around the corner, that's exactly what I received. So, in mid-1980 I finally started playing. When I hit the Junior High that year, I knew how to play. I found a group of players in my class who all had started playing that summer as well, and I never looked back!

    What rules you started with? See above, but obviously that would be "MY OWN RULES!" I mean, seriously, 2 six-sided dice and a notepad, that was it! I quickly went on to Basic, and then just as quickly to ADnD. Unfortunately, my dad threw out my first box of books on accident. That's his story, and he's sticking to it! This happened at the end of high school, around '86-87. Lucky for me, that was when I had barely started working and making my own money, at least more than could buy a weekly couple of comics and a candy bar. So, I started buying books. As this was when 2nd ed came out, most of my money went into those books. I ended up with a preponderance of 2nd ed stuff, so that naturally remained my game of choice. Even though I've since compiled a pretty good collection of the 1st ed, original, and later 3rd ed stuff, I still love 2nd most of all. Well, I honestly don't think it's THAT different from the 1st ed ADnD, or at least more alike than different, but that's just me! Still, I'm definately a 2nd ed guy!

    where does your Forum Nick come from? Funny that. It was the name of my father's first and only character. He humored me back in those early days, when I was just learning to use the basic set. He created a character named Ragnar, named after the legendary Swedish king. My dad's play was VERY short-lived, and I ended up taking over Ragnar as my own when I started playing ADnD. I switched him to a ranger, and thus was born Ragnar.

    I've been around here for quite some time. I was part of the greytalk talklist back in the 90's, when I was at the University of New Mexico. I was rather prolific back then, with a lot of stuff that I think eventually just went away as the internet changed. There was nothing like this yet. Heck, pics took about 5 minutes to load back then. Of course, the only pics on the net were of Pamela Anderson! After college and divorce, I kinda forgot about gaming for a bit. When I rediscovered Canonfire, I was very happy. I have been around this site for years, though I didn't even know there were forums until a few years ago. I lurked forever, as I was pretty busy, especially at another forum, the Road of Kings. That's mainly for Conan stuff and Hyborian War, but I have also used it to run my PBeM (actually by forum) for the last 2 1/2 years. I've finally started to speak up around here. Hopefully, my contributions, however meagre they are, will be useful or at least interesting. If not, feel free to hit me over the head with a dead fish, fire potato crossbows at me, or feed me to the yak-men!
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    Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:56 pm  

    Welcome, Ragnar. We're glad to have you back. Smile

    Hope you can make it to the weekly Thursday night Greytalk Chat meetings. It would be great to have your input into those discussions.

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    Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:30 pm  

    Ragnar, I sense a disturbance in the time flow! How did you get intro'd after me?
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