OoC Chat.   Posted by Director Kobayashi.Group: 0
Director Kobayashi
 GM, 18 posts
Tue 25 Apr 2017
at 01:42
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Perhaps this one will go live when we start the game? Otherwise, we're probably still in Pre-game discussion.
Director Kobayashi
 GM, 26 posts
Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 15:51
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Just a few human details,

I'm a 39 y/o father of 2 (4 y/o and 1 y/o) that works as a High School Art Teacher in Orlando, FL.

I'd love to game more and that's why I started this game. I couldn't find the 4-hour blocks of time to get away, either online or in person, and thought PbP could allow me to play and be creative with other interested parties.

Thanks, guys, for helping make this happen. :)
Jamat
 player, 4 posts
Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 16:06
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Im 48 and live in London with my wife, daughter (13) dog cat and rabbit....and i design hospitals for a living

I've been rpging since i was 11 so 37 years...god that makes me feel old :(

I've been on rpol since my daughter was born as gaming and family life in the real world don't seem to go together that well
Director Kobayashi
 GM, 29 posts
Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 16:19
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In reply to Jamat (msg # 3):

Yeah, it's SO difficult to find blocks of time. And it's (for me at least) hard to justify asking my wife to watch the kids for 4-hours while I go game. :)

Designing hospitals. Interesting! (Or is it?).

In re: feeling old---same feeling. When I've found myself saying, "20 years ago when I graduated from high school" I feel a bit ancient. :)
Erik Stamell
 player, 10 posts
 H 13/13; S 10/10
Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 20:16
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I'm 49 and rapidly closing on 50. I live in Anchorage, Alaska with my wife and two cats. I have a weekly game at home but like to play a wider range of games than my group. Fortunately, my wife games with me and is active on this site as well.

I started gaming back in '74 with a mimeographed copy of the D&D rules. A cousin of mine was in Dave Arnson's group and he brought the game to my 7th birthday party and I fell in love.

I'm a computer support tech with the University of Alaska. And I regularly feel old as I work with student's born after my own kids. Heck, I've started supporting kids born after the 9/11 attack.

Some days I want to just yell, 'Git off my lawn!'
Ender
 player, 5 posts
Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 23:10
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Hey all! I'm 28 and live in New York. I have 4 amazing kids that have stolen all of my energy. I work as an assistant probation officer (its even more glamorous than it sounds), and am going to school online to finish my degree.

Got started in tabletops with the 4th edition of D&D (I know, I know) but have expanded to numerous other systems, and am currently drawn to the more narrativist or rules-lite games. PBP has been my go-to since there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. So, I guess we're all in the same boat on that account.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:19, Wed 26 Apr 2017.

Director Kobayashi
 GM, 32 posts
Wed 26 Apr 2017
at 23:47
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Guys,

It's great to hear more about you all! It's amazing to me the diversity that the hobby attracts.

I started gaming back in '86(?) but it was always a very infrequent thing. I became an avid RPG reader, but never had a regular group and never got around to finding one---my friends interests overlapped mine, but for gaming it was more wargaming (Combat Commander mainly, Axis & Allies).

I've always loved games and gaming. I had the fortune to work for the Army Research Institute with a contractor designing games focused on language and culture. That was awesome. The guys I worked for were brilliant---the kind of people you feel as if you're getting smarter just being around.

Anyways, thanks again for being a part of this! I'm glad to have you here...
Quinn
 player, 5 posts
Thu 27 Apr 2017
at 03:39
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I'm 68 (got two decades on the oldest of you - ha!). Started playing Avalon Hill wargames in the mid-60s and moved on to SPI's products in the early 70s.

In '74, one of my gaming buddies came home from grad school with the first edition of Dungeons and Dragons and three of us played in a friend's basement. I got a copy and a set of polyhedron dice with a crayon to fill in the numbers. That was the only edition of D&D I ever owned.

RPGs dovetailed nicely with my interest in amateur dramatics and my love of maps and sword & sorcery fiction. A bunch of my old high school buddies got together from time to time and I also had a three-man group that played more often. We moved on to Morrow Project. We played a little Call of Cthulhu when we found it in '84. Another group of mostly theatre friends also started playing D&D, but soon moved on to Dragon Slayer and Harn.

I was married with a 9-year-old daughter when I went to my first Origins Game Fair in 1995 (I guess) in Philly. The next year Origins moved to Columbus Ohio permanently and I kept going with a couple of friends, one of them the guy who introduced me to D&D. It always seemed to me that the best roleplayers were in the Call of Cthulhu games.

I had started an RPG group for my daughter and three of her (guy) friends when she was 10. When she was 13, she went to her first origins and we played with a small group calling itself Rogue Cthulhu. In 2002 I ran my first events for RC with my daughter assisting. We've been writing and running events ever since (she ran her first solo game when she was 18). We've missed a few years when she was studying in Japan and then researching her doctoral dissertation last year.

Anyway, I retired from Maryland government work in 2007 and moved to Ocoee Florida. It's been great, except for leaving behind all my RPG friends. Other than Origins, PbP has become the site of all my game play.

That's me.
Quinn
 player, 6 posts
Thu 27 Apr 2017
at 03:40
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Also, I'm having no luck copying Quinn's character sheet over. Can someone give me a tip?
Director Kobayashi
 GM, 36 posts
Fri 28 Apr 2017
at 00:22
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In reply to Quinn (msg # 9):

Quinn, I can do that for you later.

The trick is this: the Character Sheet field in RPOL only accepts text. So you have to host the image of the sheet somewhere and then just put a text link into it. UNLESS you want to copy/paste/type the info in as text, which I believe Erik did.

I took a screenshot of the PDF page, uploaded it to Imgur, copied the HTML link, then pasted it in the character sheet field.
Quinn
 player, 9 posts
Fri 28 Apr 2017
at 00:46
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In reply to Director Kobayashi (msg # 10):

When I haven't had a glass of wine and a beer, that might make sense to me. Thanks.

And, say, whereabouts in Orlando?
Director Kobayashi
 GM, 37 posts
Fri 28 Apr 2017
at 00:51
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In reply to Quinn (msg # 11):

For the next month or so, I'm downtown near Thornton Park. After that, we're hoping to move toward the Conway area.

You're over in Ocoee, you said? Probably only 20 minutes or so away! What are the odds? :)
Quinn
 player, 10 posts
Fri 28 Apr 2017
at 04:05
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In reply to Director Kobayashi (msg # 12):

Pretty remarkable.

I was at the Lake Eola Wine Company this evening.
Director Kobayashi
 GM, 42 posts
Fri 28 Apr 2017
at 19:41
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In reply to Quinn (msg # 13):

Oh, wow. Yeah, you were probably 5 minutes away. Lol.

Haven't been there. How was it?
Quinn
 player, 12 posts
Fri 28 Apr 2017
at 21:05
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In reply to Director Kobayashi (msg # 14):

We hadn't been for years, but it was still very nice. It's basically a wine bar (though they have beer too) with a food menu.

My wife used to work on the east side of town. We always liked Cafe Madrid for Cuban food and Harry's for seafood around Curry Ford and Semoran. Garibaldi's at Colonial and Semoran is good Mexican and Jason's Deli by Fashion Square Mall is good.
Director Kobayashi
 GM, 47 posts
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 03:50
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In reply to Quinn (msg # 15):

Yeah, my wife has been to Harry's a number of times---she used to work at a school nearby. We often hit up Zaza on Curry Ford for Cuban food---good breakfast and pastelitos. Good lunch/dinner too. Diner-type atmosphere versus table service, but good stuff.
Persephone
 player, 5 posts
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 04:23
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I'm a 47-year-old librarian who's been playing various flavors of RPGs since 1979. Despite being "old school," I'm not an OSR type -- my taste tends to run to more modern games, and I don't mind crunch as long as a game does what it says it does.
Persephone
 player, 6 posts
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 04:55
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By the way, what's the significance of the triangle and word balloon symbols on the character skill sheets? I'm trying to wrap my head around what Persephone is good at.
Hung He
 player, 11 posts
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 14:51
Re: OoC Chat
Persephone:
By the way, what's the significance of the triangle and word balloon symbols on the character skill sheets? I'm trying to wrap my head around what Persephone is good at.

I'm not positive, but I think the skill that has the little triangle icon next to it is your character's Military Occupation Specialty. The MOS lets you automatically succeed on one roll using that skill. I'm  not sure what the speech bubbles represent.
Director Kobayashi
 GM, 50 posts
Sat 29 Apr 2017
at 20:50
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In reply to Hung He (msg # 19):

Lee, you're correct. The Delta/triangle indicates Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Mechanically, once per session, I believe, you succeed automatically on a test relating to that skill.

The speech bubble allows you to---again once per session, I think---to evocatively narrate using that skill to receive an automatic 3 point refresh in that skill. The details are on the second page of your character sheet.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:49, Sat 29 Apr 2017.

Mace Hunter
 player, 3 posts
Sun 30 Apr 2017
at 20:35
Re: OoC Chat
do we know if the target has a signifigant other?