OOC: Table Talk 1.   Posted by Storyteller.Group: 0
Storyteller
 GM, 20 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 00:23
OOC: Table Talk 1
And so a new game begins...

Hello everyone and welcome!

First off, introductions are in order. My name is Shane and I will be your DM for what I hope will be a very fun game. I am 48 years old, married, with two kids (ages 13 and 12). I am an Air Force weather forecaster and currently stationed in Texas. Aside from RPGs, some of my other interests include: cycling, reading, playing guitar and ukulele, and camping.

I started playing RPGs in 1984 and have been involved with the hobby on-and-off since then. I have played many different games and genres, but D&D type games have always been my favorite. The very first game I played was 1st edition AD&D and it left a huge impression on me. I have played or DM'd every version of D&D (and several variants) and tend to prefer more rules-lite versions of the game, as I am not really that interested in mechanics, character builds and that sort of thing. What draws me in is storytelling, not really the rules.

Most of my gaming experience is as a DM. My DMing experience runs the gamut, from traditional around the table, real-time text-based chat games, play-by-email, play-by-post and online voice/video games (e.g., Roll20, Skype, Discord, etc). I started doing play-by-post in 2009 after moving to New Mexico and not being able to find anyone to play with locally. I discovered I greatly enjoyed the medium and have run and completed several games since then. I took a break from RPoL over the past year, after getting burnt-out, and to focus more on my tabletop Tomb of Annihilation game (which we completed last year!) and to spend more time reading.

I am currently not running any other games on RPoL (or locally for that matter) and my goal for this game is to run and complete an introductory adventure and see where the game might go from there. I don't have long term plans for this game and just want to see what develops through play. What I will say is this: If you stick around, we will complete the introductory adventure. I don't bail on games, so you don't have to worry about the game imploding because of the DM disappearing. This is of course assuming some unforeseen life-changing event doesn't get in the way, but you get the idea. After the introductory adventure is complete? Well, we'll see when we get there...

At any rate, please feel free to introduce yourself and share what you feel comfortable sharing. Lastly, I look forward to gaming with each of you and working together to create a fun, compelling game we are able to look back fondly on.

:)

Shane

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:43, Tue 31 Mar.

Jessa
 player, 1 post
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 21:10
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Hello there!

My name being a bit on the unique side, I'd rather refrain from sharing that.  But, feel free to refer to me by my character name!  I'm 36 years old and married.  Currently not employed, but I have held several different careers with different degrees, most recently went through medical school.  I have varied interests other than RPGs as well: Kung Fu, music, cooking, writing, and languages.

I started out with 2e and Werewolf when I was 14 and never turned back.  I've played, DM'd, and even designed game systems of more types than I can even remember at this point.  At a certain point in time I did get tired of D&D itself as I felt that it had gotten away from its RPing roots and become more of a mathematical "which build is best build" kind of game.  While I like theorycrafting as much as the next person, I enjoy storyline much, much more.  I've been writing online both with game systems and without for twenty years now.
Clive
 player, 1 post
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 21:33
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Hi!

Excited to be here!

Carl is my name, and I'm from Norway. Currently, a couch potato since a certain virus made society close, which also meant the customers of the company I work for.

I'm 38 and have been playing since 16-ish. D&D, Pathfinder and Vampire/Werewolf have been my main interests, with a smattering of other adventures throughout.

For about half of my RPG career, I was heavily invested in getting the big numbers and playing at "winning" tabletop RPG's. Luckily I've grown away from that am now entirely focused on getting into character and contributing to a good story.

I look forward to meeting you all in-game!
Ozkur
 player, 1 post
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 21:37
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Hey y'all, I'm Ed. I started gaming way back in the day as well, with AD&D and off and on ever since. I am retired military, a small business owner, a husband, and a dog dad.

I'll be playing Ozkur, a magic school dropout who tinkers around trying to figure out magic.
Fellise
 player, 1 post
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 21:38
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Hey hey!

As far as sharing goes: I'm a liberal arts major in my thirties who manages a retail store, although I am (like so many) home all day for the foreseeable future.

I've been playing D&D since I was twelve, and I tried to run games with a xeroxed AD&D 1 player's handbook and a then-new copy of the 2nd Ed Monstrous Manual. (How did it work? poorly but honestly I barely understood the rules anyway.) I've been gaming in person or online ever since, more and more the latter since it's gotten harder to meet people face to face. Got really into the WoD in my teens (they understood the deep and abiding vaguely subcultural middle-class pain that was my tortured existence), the PbtA games, plenty of other weird systems (of which I've played a small fraction).

I am, in the manner of our people, a frustrated would-be novelist, and tend to get into the amateur dramatist camp of RP. But I do try to stab the baddies and get the loots when we're doing that.

Looking forward to playing with all!
Ozkur
 player, 2 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 21:45
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What are you all playing?

I'm a Human Artificer.
Fellise
 player, 2 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 21:50
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Fellise is a Half-Elf Rogue.
Clive
 player, 2 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 22:00
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Warforged Cleric here
Ozkur
 player, 3 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2020
at 22:02
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I'm so in love with the group already and I don't even know what Jessa is playing!