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rredmond
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing new folks can't upload avatars. :D
Feeling kinda naked without Stormwatch over to the left. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard rredmond. You are obviously a Jethro Tull fan (me too).

happy posting and prowling the boards,

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! And I figured it out. ;)
But yup, a big Tull fan.
Thanks again for the welcome!
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 5:50 am    Post subject: Greeting Ron REdmond Reply with quote

rredmond wrote:
I'm assuming I'm here because of grodog. :)
Nice to meet you and wonderful to recognize some names!

Glad to have you around, Ron!
Nice to see you here!

Speaking of avatars, I need to get around to updating mine! This one's a "few" years old. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:56 am    Post subject: Re: Greeting Ron REdmond Reply with quote

Icarus wrote:
Glad to have you around, Ron!
Nice to see you here!

Speaking of avatars, I need to get around to updating mine! This one's a "few" years old. Razz
Holy crap, it's good to see you!
It's been a while since we rolled dice together at grodog's ancestral home. A long while. Hope everything is good!
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:47 am    Post subject: Hello! Reply with quote

Hey, everyone!!! Micah from Kentucky here. I'm another old school player (my high school years were during the From the Ashes-era). I just recently started running a campaign for my eight year old, my six year old, and four of their friends. I'm currently running the Tyranny of Dragons series, but I've set it in Greyhawk. We're nearing the end of Hoard, and so I'm beginning to realize that their are several Orders from the Realms that I'm going to have to translate into Greyhawk Orders. So it's a lot of work, but I wouldn't abandon the Greyhawk setting for anything! Anyway, it's nice to find a community that continues to explore the Flanaess.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Micah!
Enjoy the forums. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:41 am    Post subject: Well met, traveller! Reply with quote

Greetings to all!

Since I don't feel the need to open a new thread, I join this illustrious parade.
My name is Rasmus and I've been enjoying D&D for at least fifteen of my thirty-one years. I come from and live in Germany, and my first edition might have been AD&D 2nd - but as indicated above, consciously and knowingly I started with D&D 3rd.
My nickname is (easily recognizable) based on my real name, for that little extra kick mixed with the band "The Rasmus" who were a one-hit wonder in Germany in 2003.

In order to give my current Age of Worms campaign the right Greyhawk polish, I've been following Canonfire for quite some time and finally the registration has worked. I'm looking forward to seeing you!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:30 am    Post subject: Re: Well met, traveller! Reply with quote

TheRasmus wrote:
Greetings to all!
{/quote]Hi there, and welcome! Glad to have you around and posting on the boards!
TheRasmus wrote:

My nickname is (easily recognizable) based on my real name, for that little extra kick mixed with the band "The Rasmus" who were a one-hit wonder in Germany in 2003.
I have to admit, I didn't get the reference to it being your real name, parsed with the band.

TheRasmus wrote:
In order to give my current Age of Worms campaign the right Greyhawk polish,...
That's *awesome*. AoW is probably one of my favorite adventures ever. I've run it four times. although, parties never seem to finish it, because they breakup too soon, someone moves, characters die, etc.

Glad to have you here! Again, welcome!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: Well met, traveller! Reply with quote

Dear Icarus,

thank you so much for your welcome!
Icarus wrote:
AoW is probably one of my favorite adventures ever. I've run it four times. although, parties never seem to finish it, because they breakup too soon, someone moves, characters die, etc.

Well... My campaign began in early 2016 (gosh, three years already!) and my group will reach Greyhawk in the next session, making an entrance for Chapter IV (that's... one year per chapter. Oh golly).
Alas, we had a TPK in Chapter II on the encounter against Theldrick and his minios. But we all decided to move on and my players rolled up new characters.

How far did your most durable group come?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: Well met, traveller! Reply with quote

TheRasmus wrote:
... we had a TPK in Chapter II on the encounter against Theldrick and his minios. But we all decided to move on and my players rolled up new characters.
You know, that seems to happen a lot I've had almost everyone blunder/stumble straight into the Citadel of Hextor, trigger the alarm, stomp in rushing forward, and trigger most all the encounters in the place, and try to make a stand in the Battle Temple.
Almost never works out well. Razz

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How far did your most durable group come?
Just past Part 5: The Champion's Belt, but, only barely to the intro to Part 06: A Gathering of Winds. returning to Diamond Lake and just after the fight with the black dragon, Ilthane. but, not into the rest of going back to the Whispering Cairn, or Icosiol's Tomb.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name? David Leonard
Age? 54
Location? Timmins, Ontario
When you started playing D&D? 1982
What rules you started with? A mix of AD&D PHB and Maldvay Red Box (it's What we had at the time)
Where does your Forum Nick come from? It's a cryptic thing that I'll keep to myself, thanks.

What can I say? I bought the Greyhawk Campaign Setting Box Set when it came out, but I was homebrewing at the time; I stole a lot from the Box, but didn't set my campaign in Greyhawk, intimidated by how large the world actually was, not realizing that my homebrewing was exactly how Gary expected me to flesh out his world, one small area at a time. My little world actually looked and felt a lot like Ratik then, even though I hardly even glanced at that part of Darlene's map at the time. I certainly didn't give any region much thought as my eyes grazed that map.
Then I began to read the Gord novels, after I'd inhaled the first Dragonlace trilogy. The Forgotten Realms novels were coming out about same time, if I recall properly, and they all but drowned out all the other settings. Everything became about Forgotten Realms. Everything became about Drizz't. I loved Drizz't, until I didn't anymore. He became super "human." Unlike Gord, who always seemed to remain human, even as he eventually became a hero, even though he never wanted to be one, and certainly never saw himself as one. That's what made me love Gord.
Only years later did I discover that when I thought about D&D I thought about Greyhawk. Maybe because that's where all the original AD&D modules were set.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:32 am    Post subject: Welcome to Greyhawk! Reply with quote

Well, welcome Snafu!!
I don't think I'd ever expected myself to be welcoming a "SNAFU". LOL
There's a lot of us around here who have a similar story to yours.
Played in the early days, and later realized that Greyhawk and D&D were synonymous in our mindset. :P

Welcome to the site!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome SNAFU... to the enduring wellspring of all that is Greyhawk.... Don't be a shy lurker (thats my job hehe) divein and dig .........and ask .......and you will find ..........a wealth of info that is often between the lines of errata published and seasoned with time.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome SNAFU. It is always a pleasure to make the acquaintance of a fellow Greyhawk enthusiast. We are glad to have you join the conversations. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome David!!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:40 am    Post subject: Crimsondeth23 Reply with quote

Hello,All!!!!
Well let's get this initial intro over and done....

First Name? Shane
Age? 50
Location? Minnesota
When you started playing D&D? 81-82
What rules you started with? Basic Red set img <img>https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/382548676692_/VINTAGE-1981-TSR-DUNGEONS-DRAGONS-DD-DnD.jpg </img>
where does your Forum Nick come from? Crimson--as in blood--deth--as in death I play Vamire and World of Darkness a lot.. 23--as in Discordia

Well, I started gaming at age 12 in 1981. My parents bought me the Basic Set as an Xmas gift. Got the Expert soon after that. Moved over to AD&D when I joined another party for the first time, playing the A series. Bought the '83 ed. of Greyhawk and really never wanted to run anywhere else. Sure, I adventured in the FR, Ravenloft, DL, but have always DMed Greyhawk and modiefied KnownWorld/Mystara adventures. I joined the RPGA when I was 13. I start gaming pbm much later. Getting in with the pbm group opened up another avenue where we created a RPGA sanctioned club: Dragonslayers Unlimited! I was Vice Preseident of the group for 2 terms (4 years). I stopped gaming for awhile after I moved to MN back in the '90s. I played a few times after that. When I gamed alot, I had most of the AD&D 1st ed and 2nd ed. books. After I got married, I really did not have , or find the time. I went back to school: IT. I started working in IT before graduating.

Now, my daughter's fiance has started gaming. His group is doing the Saltmarsh thing. He asked if I would be able to run another campaign-so that's where I am. Never did 3rd or 4th ed and am still learning all about
5th. But editions aside--Greyhawk is Greyhawk!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Crimsondeth23 Reply with quote

crimsondeth23 wrote:
But editions aside--Greyhawk is Greyhawk!


-"EDITIONS CHANGE. GREYHAWK ENDURES."

Welcome Crimson Death!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Shane!
Great intro.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol! Welcome Crimsondeth23!

I laugh because reading your bio sounded like my alter-ego had set up an account here without me knowing it. 😋

I am 50 now, too. My bio is on page one (have I been a member that long?). It doesn't have as much info as yours, but other than location, the rest of your bio could be inserted into mine accurately.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think waaay too many people probably thought the same thing. Much to similar to myself as well! Laughing

Welcome aboard crimsondeth23! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Crimsondeth23 from a fellow cold enduring Minnesota RPGer.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone!

First Name: Peter
Age: 34
Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands
When you started playing D&D: 1996, age 11
What rules you started with: AD&D 2nd Edition
where does your Forum Nick come from: Silvermane was my first PC, a drow (c'mon! I was 11 at the time...) Fighter/Mage/Thief. He never actually got past level 3 as I DM'ed most of the time. I've used him in various campaigns as a quest-giving NPC. Now, I have converted him to 5th edition rules playing Ghosts of Saltmarsh, where he is a Wizard (Bladesinger)/Rogue (Assassin).

Honestly, I love Greyhawk. I was introduce to (A)D&D by my brother at age 11. He lended me the blue City of Greyhawk box, the grey Wars box and the crimson From the Ashes box and I devoured them whole cloth. What a fantastical world!

Over time, I drifted away from Greyhawk as I developed and homebrewed my own settings. Now, I'm coming home to the Flanaess as a player, and I plan to set my next campaign as DM on Oerth as well.

Nice to meet you all!
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What DM doesn't play vicariously through the persons of their NPC's? Ergo, Silvermane is awesome!!! Welcome aboard, and happy posting! Cool
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