Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:13 pm Post subject: Newcomer saying Hello
Just wanted to say great site with a wealth of information!
Haven't played D&D since early 90's. Mostly played 1e/2e, so things have
changed a ton since I last looked at any books or information.
For many moons now my friends and I have discussed how to make something happen, and even though we live several states apart, we decided to make a commitment to a couple times a year taking an extended weekend and getting a campaign back together.
There will be 4 players and I will DM. Should be great once we all shake the rust off!
I decided to set the campaign in Yeshara, Sunndi and have been lurking on this site for a couple weeks now just trying to glean all the knowledge I have missed out on the past 2 decades.
Joined: Sep 09, 2009 Posts: 2428 Location: SW WA state (Highvale)
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:39 am Post subject:
Welcome to Canonfire! Your anachronistic ways are not alone, my friend, as I am an ardent 2e follower (with some 1e touches), and there are a few others as well. Feel free to post your thoughts and questions. You will soon discover a wealth of information by joining this coterie.
Joined: Jul 26, 2010 Posts: 2421 Location: LG Dyvers
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:27 am Post subject:
Welcome to Canonfire!, Buckman.
A few of my high school friends and I have been holding just such an extended weekend once a year we refer to as GavCon (for the friend who's house we meet at). It 's always a blast and I'm sure yours will be, too!
In case you missed it, be sure to check out the Greyhawk Wiki. The link is to the left of your screen under Features (written over the City of Greyhawk crest).
Also, the next link down is for our weekly Thursday night Greytalk Chats. We gather at about 10:00pm CST and we'd love your live input and questions.
There is indeed a lot to catch up on. Luckily, between all of us, we have most of the books and others materials we needed to at least get started. I recently picked up the Living Greyhawk Gazeteer as well as Greyhawk The Adventure Begins books to start familiarizing myself with the more current versions of Greyhawk. Prior, my knowledge base stopped at From the Ashes.
I chose Sunndi for a couple reasons. First was location. All of my playing/dm'ing experience had always seemed to be in the usual Greyhawk/Wild Coast region, down into Keoland, or up into Vesve regions. Secondly, Sunndi is a great melting pot of races to play. Formulating a background story for humans, a half elf and a gnome actually doesn't seem to be quite a stretch in a land like Sunndi.
All in all, a good recipe in a landscape that lends itself to exploration from the Glorioles to the infamous Vast Swamp...and that doesn't even touch upon the fact that Sunndi lies between a hammer and anvil to the north and south!
I've poked around fairly deeply into this forum as well as the site downloads/articles/oerth journals, etc...and I've been able to come across some real gems to help spur the creative process. Examples would be the Sunndi article in OJ1 to the Wastri article in OJ8. Great stuff and I am sure that I am missing quite a lot still.
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:34 pm Post subject: Re: Newcomer saying Hello
...For many moons now my friends and I have discussed how to make something happen, and even though we live several states apart, we decided to make a commitment to a couple times a year taking an extended weekend and getting a campaign back together...
-It used to be that we'd only play once a twice a year. Then, we realized that there were things called telephones and the internet... Combat is hard to do that way (but we do), but for most thinks, you can get a lot done through email, and then follow up on the phone. You might try setting up the scenario and creating your characters that way. That way, when you meet face to face, you have maximum time to take care of stuff that's best to do face to face?
... Your anachronistic ways are not alone, my friend, as I am an ardent 2e follower (with some 1e touches), and there are a few others as well...
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