KingHenryBlack
 member, 9 posts
Sun 26 Feb 2017
at 06:24
A first post - hopefully not the last.
Greetings and Hallucinations,

  Yes, you read that right...figured I'd do something a little different than the norm, but some of you might be old enough to remember that sort of greeting.  :)

I've been here on RPol for the last couple of weeks, largely learning what the site is all about. I've never played-by-post in this fashion before, but in college in the 90's, I ran play-by-mails set in the "BattleTech" "Star Trek" and "GURPS" universes. (Unfortunately, I spent so much time on them, I had to leave college and work for a living...but it was a lot of fun!)  All of that imaginative prose gave me an appreciation for not only gaming but creative writing as well. Something that I hope will serve me well in this forum.

With regards to gaming, I started on "The Fantasy Trip" in the late 70's, and have moved through several dozen systems, both as a player and GM/DM. I've played GURPS, BattleTech, Deadlands (the original), Shadowrun (the original - an oldie but a goodie), 7th Sea, Legend of Five Rings (3rd Edition), Dungeons and Dragons (from AD&D to 3.5 mostly) and a handful of other systems whose names escape this old Grognard's mind.

I've already joined a few games, learning things as I go. (I've never *quite* been the sort of reading the rules cover-to-cover thoroughly, but have read enough to make my way through with few mistakes. RPol's learning curve isn't as steep as I thought it might be and I hope to have a good grasp on things when I begin my first GM setting.

What am I interested in playing? A lot of the games above are what I'd want to get into. I've also been looking for "Star Wars" games using the RE-UP D6 system, and the new "Star Trek Adventures" playtest system (I have the latest version of the playtest rules). I'm also not rules-specific and have joined a handful of "Free-Form" games as well.

I'm not confident enough as yet to try my hand at GMing as yet, but that's coming...more than likely I'll be setting something in the "7th Sea - 1st Edition" universe. (I don't have the 2nd Edition rules as yet) once I feel comfortable enough to work the system. It is a bit of homebrew - largely a major change in the timeline - that drives the engine of the campaign. When I'm more suited, I'll place something in the "Wanted - Players" section.

Looking forward to meeting more of you, and exchanging ideas in the next little while.


Cheers!

KHB
Shannara
 moderator, 3713 posts
 Keep calm, drink more
 COFFEE!!!!
Sun 26 Feb 2017
at 14:24
A first post - hopefully not the last.
Welcome to the site, and we're glad to hear that you're finding your way around without too much trouble.

Happy gaming!  :-)
NightingalesOath
 member, 7 posts
Sun 26 Feb 2017
at 14:43
A first post - hopefully not the last.
Hello! *waves furiously*. Welcoooooooooooooooome!
horus
 member, 69 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Sun 26 Feb 2017
at 18:51
A first post - hopefully not the last.
Sounds like you're doing it rightly - getting to know the place for a while is a great first step.

Welcome to the role-playing madness that is RPoL.  May the dice always treat you kindly.