Salutations y'all. I was introduced to Advanced DnD back in 5th grade (and got the classic three-book set as a 6th grade graduation present!) I've played GURPS, Deadlands/HOE, Pendragon, TMNT, Stormbringer, and co-designed a full game that we used to play at conventions.
I was introduced to this podcast in the coolest way I can think of. I had dinner with Kimi and her fiance and she told me about it. Yes, she is as cool off stage as on.
Looking forward to more stories, tips, music, and dicscussions about AC and Damage Resistance (I brought my dead horse beater.)
Hi all Cesius (see-zee-us) here; been doing the RPG thing for ten years or so now. I was introduced to Happy Jacks through the RPG podcast survey review and been loving it ever since. I mostly GM though have recently got to be a player more often in the past year or so. I've done AD&D2e, D&D3.5, D&D4e, Pathfinder, GURPS, Burning Wheel Revised and Gold, Nobilis 2e, and Fantasy Flight's WH40k line. My favorite beers are Ommegang's Rare Vos and Three Floyd's Robert the Bruce. I like using Pabst to hydrate before drinking alcoholic beverages.
My name is Erik, and I am a compulsive roleplayer.
I have been seriously enjoying your podcast for the past few weeks, as I've started workin' on the notorious backlog... it will be a challenge, but I have great faith in my ability to swallow frumious amounts of bullshit. Thank you for the excellent and entertaining program. You have even helped me find the inspiration to return to the podcasting world anew with my own program, Metagamers Anonymous (www.prismatictsunami.com).
I have been heavily steeped in tabletop roleplaying for almost 30 years, and I have been almost exclusively a DM/GM for nearly all of it. And as any good game master knows, there is always more to learn... and your show is virtually exploding with ideas that can bring new levels of fun and frivolity to any gaming table. Keep up the good work, and I'll certainly be pimping your show with relative frequency in the months ahead.
Finally made it down to the "General" forum and saw this thread.
Long time gamer who's getting back into it after taking a long time off. Grew up starting out with the Basic set and eventually moved into AD&D. In college played Vampire and then eventually fell out of RPG.
Back into it with Pathfinder now as a player and GM, playing two different campaigns with the same group of folks. And just this week I'm getting ready to start playing a few different online campaigns via the Paizo message board.
I have been pounding the Jackwagon's back log for some time and they grew on me and now when I listen to other podcasts I wonder where is the beer and crude joke dammit??!?!
I have played original Traveler (and now Mongoose), AD&D, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, Pathfinder and now have fell in love with Savage Worlds because of these guys and its ability to just tell a story and not crack a rule book. I just recently feel like I am getting close to getting the most out of my gaming time and look back at what I used to do with shame.
I really like the community and look forward to hearing your opinions.
I stumbled upon the PODcast a week ago, and I am so much of a Nerd that it is physically impossible for me to start at the current episodes; I Have to start from the beginning and go forth from there.
I Downloaded the entire first season on a Monday and Finished up on Thursday. FUCKING!!! BRILLIANT!! I <3<3<3 the show, all of the personalities mesh really well. I love the beer drinking, loud belching, laid back, sexually charged, non-elitist, openly gay, user friendly, plus so many other adjectives that could be used to describe the feel the hosts give to the show.
I am working on season two. I listened to some episodes while doing some lawn work...which usually takes two hours...listening to the show I stretched it out to four hours of lawn work. I also listen to it while working at my delivery job.
I got my start in gaming about seven years ago, with a friend. It took him a full week to explain the idea, slowly to me, as not to scare me off. We played a few sessions of D&D...not sure which version. At an Anime convention here in Atlanta, one of my friends worked the game room and I played his game of Exalted that weekend. Then I was introduced to the Masquerade. I truly dug the whole Story Telling aspect of that system.
After a few months of one on one RPing, it was decided I could take it (not up the ass get your mind outta the gutter). He introduced me to his GM and their five person group. I then started Mage: The Asension. I was HOOKED!!! As in HOOK it to the vain; I wanted a steady drip of this thing they called R.P.G. We got together every Sunday and Tuesday. Let's just say we were a White Wolf centered gaming group. At one point we had five different games going on (our GM, or god as we call him, is the BEST).
Three years ago things got complicated, Like They Do, and we stopped gaming. Last summer the GM wanted to turn my character from Mage: The Asension into a free web comic; Please don't sue me White Wolf. So he and I got together and started RPing back story. I made the mistake of getting hooked again. So I sat down with each of the group members, except the original trouble makers and said "Listen FuckStick, you're just gonna have to make time, or I'll replace you with a less complacent friend." That actually seemed to work, around August we started playing the Desden Files game from Evil Hat games and then the Doctor Who game from FASA, we played a game every month. Back in February, the bug really bit me, I forced the fuckers back to it. We've been having a Mage: The Asension game every other week, YAY ME! I also decided to start GMing a game, Hunter: The Vigil, I am excited but scared shitless. It's hard to fill the shoe's of our outstanding Gaming god Master, there is truly no situation we can throw at him that he doesn't instantly have a contingency for...trust me I've tired.
Well, thats about all I have...for now HAHAHAHAHHAHA!....Sorry, didn't mean to let my maniacal laugh come out.
I saw a mention of the HJ podcast on RPG.net and have been listening since the beginning of season 7. Great show, and everybody on there seems like they'd be a helluva lotta fun to play with!
I was happy about the general love of Savage Worlds on there. I've been a PEG fan since the original incarnation of Deadlands, my first ever RPG.
I'm pretty much a system junkie and am always reading new systems and settings, though I rarely get to actually play them. Meh. Thanks to this nifty iPad I won at work, I've gone pretty much exclusively .PDF for my gaming needs, so I pick stuff up like crazy these days. I've only been involved in groups sporadically over the years, but I've loved every minute of it. I don't really have a particular type of character I like to play, most that have made it into games have been fairly different. I love me some dice. I used to have an absurd collection, but I've given many sets away and play pretty much exclusively with Game Science dice these days. I dunno, I'm just kind of rambling at this point.
Good to be here, and looking forward to reading and contributing, maybe even getting in on one of those new fangled Google + games!
"I never learned anything from a man I agreed with" - Robert A. Heinlein
Gah! Damned completest OCD... Just listening to S1Ep15. I'm listening to them all, in order. Funny to hear you talking about Wave as a shiny new technology. And I find myself yelling at you all, and wanting to leave some nerdrage voicemail. Then I remember that I'm a visitor from the future, and I can't change the past.
Anyway, the ADD is alo kicking in, so I need to get back to doing real work. I trust that the next several hundred episodes are as good as these first dozen! Maybe I'll catch up before 2020...
Sorry I never got to see you guys at the Renn Faire when we lived in L.A. (although we did go twice, each time about 9-10 months before the birth of a child...)
Hello one and all. Just dropping you a note to say hi and to introduce myself.
My name is Simon and I'm a long time gamer from the UK. Much like the guys here, I started gaming back in the late 70s, played like mad throughout the 80s and early 90s (mostly AD&D and Champions) and then gave it all up for a career in music. I've recently returned to the gaming world and setted upon the Shadowrun system to re-enter the community and have decided to put together a podcast (along with a few friends) covering the process of setting up a campaign world.
Naturally I undertook the task of doing a little background prep for the show and began listening to a large number of podcasts to see what was already available. My luck roll was good (for a change) and I stumbled across Happy Jacks. It's easily the most informative and entertaining podcast on gaming that I've encountered thus far.
You guys have struck the perfect balance of great advice and silliness. You have a really original dynamic in conversation and every show has something for me both to laugh and think about. What is most interesting is how much of the advice on offer reaches far beyond the bounds of just one gaming system. I honestly look forward to each show and I'll be recommending it to all of the gamers I come into contact with from this day forth.
I've already posted in a few threads so I guess I did things a bit out of order; oh well. I'm a bad person. 30-something year old software developer that hates developing software and would rather move to Alaska and play with bears for a living.
I started role playing in a crude sense back in 3rd grade or so. My fellow group of geeky friends were very much into the old RPG video games at the time, and we wanted to make our own. Writing code was far beyond our comprehension though, but we figured we could create our own dungeon designs on paper and maybe even send them to video game companies!
Well, we never did that part, but we did run through the dungeons we had created during recess at school. One person would keep track of where we were, and describe what each room looked like and what was in it, and for random things like combat we would just flip a coin. It was a Big Deal and a Really Innovative Thing when one of the monsters actually talked to us!
Anyway, family moved to a new place in the middle of 5th grade and I made new friends. One of them brought the 2nd Ed. D&D book in to school that had just been released, and that kicked off many enjoyable years of gaming.
Eventually we discovered this thing called Vampire - it was new (to us), and so strange and different than D&D that we had to try it. I bought the book, bought dice (how on earth can you play a game with only 10-sided dice, I wondered?) and I don't think we ever touched D&D again afterward. From Vampire we moved into Werewolf: the Apocalypse, which became our go-to game, dabbled in Mage and Changeling.
These days my friends are scattered to the four corners of the earth but we still find time to play online. Our weapon of choice right now is D&D 3.5 running on top of FantasyGrounds - it has its limitations, but automatic calculations of hits, damage, tracking effects, etc., does help speed combat along. We currently have two games going and I plan on starting a 3rd soon (since one GM runs the other two and sometimes he gets burned out / tired).
I discovered HappyJacks a few years ago via the RPGPodcast website, went through the backlog of old podcasts, and eagerly await the next release every week. I have a very long commute to and from work every Monday (about 3 hours each way) and god damn I love your long episodes. Only just started hanging out and posting here, should have done so sooner.
Also a fan of FTB, Crucible of Realms, 3.5 PS, Penny Red, YBIWDD (Hi guys, A Bear here), Shark Bone, Gamers Table, and Narrative Control. ♥ all you guys (and Kimi).
I am not convinced that boob dice are inherently better than standard dice. Ball dice, however...
Gillsing: Interesting fact about a movie that put me to sleep the first two times I tried to watch it at RPG cons. The third time I managed to stay awake, and was disappointed. Everyone seemed to like it so much. But apparently it was not for me. Story of my life.
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Provinto: Ooh, Easter Eggs from 1992.
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“Mr Cruss”: ¼ the way through The Darknet 04…
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Provinto: I was thinking about asking something about GLOG, but then I realized something: It says OSR on the can, but it tastes like Hippy Game
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akavidar: And it's so hard to get rid of the taste of hippy.
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geraldkw: I think it tastes like PBR, oh wait that's hipster.
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akavidar: Goodbye sweetheart, it's time to go....
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