I never do this, but these boards seem small enough that I'd feel weird not posting in this intro thread. Anyway, here goes...
I'm Vitamin Dei, or Dei, or Deirdre. Whatever! I've been gaming non-consecutively since the early nineties in highschool, where I first cut my teeth on TSR's MSHRPG before moving on to D&D then AD&D before hooking up with a large local hive of gamers that played pretty much nothing but Palladium (TMNT, Rifts and Heroes Unlimited) for years before moving on to White Wolf and dozens of other systems.
I'm fascinated by mechanics, so I often consume more rules than I play games. It's a nasty habit.
My exit from the hobby coincided with my move to California and enrollment in culinary school in Pasadena (CSCA), which is a time in my life that will forever be known as the vow of poverty. My free time eventually recovered, but aside from a few sit-ins and WoD LARPs here and there, I never really found myself feeling genuinely excited about roleplaying until recently.
I found the podcast by typing "RPG" into an iOS podcast streaming app called Podbay, listened to a few of the currents and then went back to start from the beginning. I love the show and get a small kick out of hearing frequent mention of one of my old temporary homes.
I think I might still have parking tickets in Pasadena. Seriously.
The names Chris, I'm a SoCal native and have been listening to the podcast for a little over a year now. I’m a big fan of Role Playing and Board Games (the non Milton Bradley type.) I cut my teeth on AD&D 2nd Edition back in the early 90’s and wound up DMing through high school. Other systems I’ve been a DM for or played in was the old Star Wars RPG, 3rd and 4th Edition D&D. Unfortunately I was a DM for so long that burn out hit and I haven’t played for quite a while.
Now I’m trying to get back into it and started listening to RPG Podcasts: Happy Jacks was the first followed by, Critical Hit, Postcards from the Dungeon and, Miskatonic University. Dig them all and recommend them to anyone.
I’ve heard a lot about Cthulhu RPG and I’m really exited seeing as I’m a big HPL fan (HPPodcraft is AMAYZZING!) So if there are any cthulhu players out their who would like to welcome a new player who is a fast learner and doesn’t mind being one of the 1D3 investigators who cthulhu eats per round PM me and we might be able to set something up!
Also I’ve recently been thinking about a home brew system that is super numbers light and very Role heavy. I’ve read the Neverwhere RPG and like using adjectives instead of numbers to describe characters. My initial thoughts for game play would be “Unless it matters, it happens with out a dice role” the players would be just as responsible in creating/ describing the world as the GM, also each action requiring a die role would be a D6 and you would get a number of rolls (or die in your hand) biased on your abilities with a challenge number of 3-5 for easy through hard 6 being potential skill upgrade and the number of successes indicating degree of success or vs. amount in a challenge roll. The players would be able to narrate their actions and include how easy/hard the action would be with GM’s discretion and final call (example 1: normal character running down alley from police reaches high chain link fence and must climb would be a hard roll, example 2: same situation but the character has parkour/gymnastics as and attribute would turn that into an easy or even non existent die roll.)
Posts: 4,397 Preferred Game Systems: AD&D 1e/2e, Traveller, D&D 5e, C&C, FFG Star Wars Currently Playing: A solid sliver french hole inline-g (plateau) d-foot flute Currently Running: ADnD 2e & FFG EotE/AoR/FnD Favorite Species of Monkey: Lightly fried with a crisp beer batter
I'm Aaron, and as indicated by my salutation, originally from the antipodes - not quite Australian not quite Kiwi rather a mixture of both. That sounds confusing but it's not really, born in New Zealand and grew up in Australia - two passports makes for much hilarity at immigration if I'm feeling wicked. Lived in the great northwest of the UK for sometime now - as to a Yorkshire accent guys it's easy just think 'Monty Python's Gumby's' and Yorkshire's old rival (where I currently reside) Lancashire then it's Bill Oddie from 'The Goodies' (specifically the ecky thump episode).
Currently I'm crunching thru your massive nutty backlog with the occasional chewy bit of corn to mull over. I can possibly answer an observation made way back in season one - one of the baguette's observed that Australians' find the american west coast accent the most sexually appealing . . . With my psych degree I proffer the following explanation: as young men our nearest source of preinternet hardcore pornography was . . . California. This being that we share the same ocean west to east. Like Pavlov's dog we have learned to associate the female Californian accent with such phrases as " . . . Oh yeah are you going to stick that in my arse right now . . . Boom chikka chikka boom boom . . .". So on hearing said accent the other brain takes over (the irrationale one downstairs) and in anticipation of a flood of endorphins in about 3 mins we poor Australian male's believe we are 'in lurve'.
I'll admit to being with in spitting distance of Stu's age and like many of yourselves have found myself drawn back to my favourite hobby after a long hiatus. Currently I'm interested in resurrecting my old gaming source materials (original and purchased) as a campaign using the Castles and Crusades rule set. I like crunch but in moderation, the C&C system appears flexible enough to allow direct insertion of any crunch from other systems as desired (a deliberate aspect in the design of the system according to their Castle Keepers Guide).
Cheers Douchbags . . . Love the podcast.
PS: 'cause it's mandatory . . . I purchased 'Let Me Tell You About You About My Character' as a show of support and it rocks - 'Laser Printed Hero' (both versions) being current fav..
PPS: beer !!!! You do know that Australia is 'The Land of Beer and Chunder'?
I want spill the blood of a hippy, I need a stoner, A stoner down from the 60's, I want a switchblade to cut their love beads, an enema not love is what the world needs now . . .
I'm a relative gaming newbie, but a long-time nerd. (been GMing for about a year and have only been a player about 10 times)
I've been in New Jersey for a couple years but am excited to be heading back to SoCal (for good!) at the end of the month, and especially excited to be attending Gateway 2012 and possibly meeting some of y'all.
In addition to gaming, I enjoy motorcycling, camping, drinking good beer and/or whiskey, and being a grumpy bastard.
I'm Laird Benjy from the UK. (Yes the Laird is real. My full title being Laird of Glenmoor, its part of a small island of the north coast of Scotland). I'm a current denizen of Yorkshire, but haave lived all over the country.
I've been an RPG addict for nearly 30 years now. (I'm 40 next year). I've played most systems at some point, or so I thought and am loving being introduced to systems I've never heard of by you guys. Although I'm a massive fan of Cyberpunk and Mutant Chronicles, I've cut my teeth mainly on fantasy RPG. I'm also quite the LARPer over here. You could say I'm a massive geek.
I found you through that Book thingy Tyler does, and am plowing my way through the back catalogue at some speed.
Name's Andrew, but everyone I know (except my kids) just calls me Shoe. I have been listening to the show since mid-season 7, and I love it. The show is currently the closest thing to a regular group I have (buying a house+full time job+4 youngsters will do that to you). I have been gaming since I was 11 in the early 90's, and a GM almost as long. I started with D&D 1E (it was what was available) and played 2nd ed and 3rd/3.5/pathfinder. I've only ever played a PC 2 times in my 18 years of D&D. (I feel young again here with the guys from happy jacks...everyone I have gamed with in the recent past is my age but don't have the wife and kids lifestyle yet...makes me feel old...nice to hear from gamers with families and mortgages and real jobs like me)
Recently I got my hands on a PDF of the old TOON rpg, and played it with my wife and a friend and we had a blast. This got me curious about other systems and genres of RPG.
I am interested in branching out and trying new systems (preferably as a player first, but I can pick up a new system as a GM PDQ). I have 4 lovely children ages 6, 4, 2, and 1. The eldest 2 have already started playing Dragon Strike with me (TSR's board game style intro to 2nd Edition D&D from the early 90's) and it's a blast. Can't wait until they are old enough to read and do math!
Interested in learning more about: GUMSHOE GURPS Marvel Heroic RP RIFTS FATE Call of Cthulu (any system) and just non-fantasy RPG's in general. I also love me a good Pathfinder Fantasy game and/or Mutants and Masterminds (2E)