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jamesdglick
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread Reply with quote

VikingLegion wrote:


... Can any grognard kindly point me to some kind of logical beginning?


-Besides the basic sources (1983 Boxed set, etc), if I was going to recommend a single module, it would be T1, Village of Hommlet (and nearby moathouse). The village is a base for adventure for 1st level PCs, and the moathouse is the first target on the list. I've always like the flavor of the village, FWIW.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

True name: Patrick

Age: 51 earth years

Loc: Western Michigan, USA (until the Vogons arrive)

Summer of 1980ish, Scout Camp

Expert iirc

Colossus, of X-Men fame, is my favorite X-Man. His skin turns into an Osmium-Steel alloy. First used the nickname on Olympia, old PBEM game. Osmium, or Osmium Steele, has been a favorite moniker ever since.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Patrick!

We're thrilled to meet another Greyhawk fan! Please feel free to join the fun by participating in any thread you like, starting new threads, and writing articles to submit for our enjoyment.

And, don't forget to join Greytalk Chat Thursday nights (tonight!) at about 10:00pm CST. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howdy Patrick...Lived in K'zoo for 7 years, grad from WMU back in the day, when Rider's Hobby Shop was the only place to find D&D material.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well met, Patrick. Rare is it among mutant fans to find somebody who isn't on the Wolverine bandwagon. I personally prefer Beast or Magneto (mainly b/c he tosses Wolvie around like a ferrous rag doll...and likely would do so with poor Piotr Rasputin, too!).

At any rate, welcome aboard. What current system do you prefer?

-Lanthorn

p.s. you gotta find a Colossus Avatar.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings fellow Greyhawkers.

My name is Raymond. I am older than dirt, I started playing AD&D back in 1981 and still prefer it to this day. Although I was raised in and abided in Georgia for most of my many years, I currently reside on the backside of South Florida. I call myself the Southern Gent because that is what I am and have always aspired to be. I just introduced my son and his buddy to the perils and hazards of Narwell after dark. It's fun seeing characters that fear kobalds and goblins.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtylerk wrote:
when Rider's Hobby Shop was the only place to find D&D material.
The D&D section has shrunk a bit. Warhammer 40k is the largest gaming section now, but still my first stop for dice, miniatures, etc.
I'm a modeller too, so yeah, Rider's is the place.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lanthorn wrote:

At any rate, welcome aboard. What current system do you prefer?

-Lanthorn

p.s. you gotta find a Colossus Avatar.


AD&D, with some 2E thrown in for good measure. Taking a hard look at 5E. 3.x and 4E I could not stomach. Started getting too complicated. Became a game for min/maxxers and rules wonks.

Think Squad Leader vs. Advanced Squad Leader. (shiver)

Oooh, a colossus avatar it is!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

53 year old male 2E player from London, Ontario.

Love all the CF articles. I used a huge amount of them to come up with a history of Pholtus in the Flanaess. Do folk still post articles? As the vast majority of the work is purely the work of others, I have doubts on posting it. Would be as much work to get permission from original authors. It was only intended as a character role play thing.

Historica Pholtus in Flanaess is posted on docdroid but only so I could let my DM have a look at it.

Made it up to look like an illuminated manuscript, sort of.

I am thinking of posting it but would be a lot of work further, like I said, to contact original authors.

Do I need to? Can I just reference them?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Rom! We're glad you've enjoyed the fan material you found here on Canonfire!

As far as I know, it is fine to repost fan work as long as you abide by the following two rules:

1) You do not materially profit by it, and
2) You credit the original authors.

In other words, you don't need their specific permission to repost work other authors posted for free as long as you don't charge anything for it and you list them as the original authors (so no one thinks it's your original work).

I'm sure others will correct me if I'm wrong. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rom wrote:
53 year old male 2E player from London, Ontario...


-Welcome!

So when does Lanthorn appear? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamesdglick wrote:

So when does Lanthorn appear? Laughing


Happy

Welcome to our 'club' Rom. You will find that a few of us still cling to the halcyon days of 2e, including yours truly. I commonly prowl the 2e Forum but make infrequent appearances at other ones, too.

Looking forward to hearing from you on the posts,

Lanthorn, 2e "Greeter"
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings Rom and welcome to Canonfire!

I replied to your query in the Reader's Workshop, but the notification seems to be malfunctioning for me. I'm assuming that you've already found the wiki, as you have obviously found the "Articles" link.

I hope you enjoy your association with the site. Canonfire! is the home of everything Greyhawk.

Enjoy and welcome again.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am glad to see that my thread I started all those years ago is still running strong ...

It is good to be back!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back, DH. We're glad you're here. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame on me for not joining Canonfire! ages ago; well, better late than never, I suppose. Smile

I got into WORLD OF GREYHAWK® due to 3e using it as the default—kind of a cheap excuse, but being that it was Gygax's creation also made it feel more "wholesome" to me; I enjoy the other settings for their individual players, but my longest running and favorite character, Quintessa, will always be tied to the Flanaess—while initially created in SoulCalibur her being a fair-skinned, white-haired, vain, conceited, selfish, self-centered, egotistical sorceress just screamed "Suel" to me.

(I really need to clean up her backstory, though).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard, and happy posting! Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings All,

I've been campaigning in Greyhawk since the Folio was released. It is still my favorite sourcebook and Ive recently been posting on my blog with collection of data culled from its pages and some expansion work inspired bby the entries.

Bryan B's CF facebook page inspired me to signup here and particpate in the community.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to CF! JasonZavoda.

We share one awesome first name, and if you play 2e, then you are doubly blessed! Cool

see you around,

Lanthorn
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Welcome to Canonfire!, Jason! We are pleased to have you join us. Smile

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