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General Discussion / Re: Looking for a good dungeon soundtrack
« on: January 14, 2017, 05:57:46 AM »
Is it too late to suggest Syrinscape?

General Discussion / Re: Dungeon & Dragons games in the strangest places
« on: January 14, 2017, 05:54:31 AM »
There was an editorial some years back when Dungeon Magazine was still in print under Paizo, where they revealed that the name of the letters column ("Prison Mail") was actually quite appropriately named, since a good number of those letters came from inmates.

Save or Die Podcast / Re: To our Fans
« on: January 07, 2017, 08:06:33 AM »
Sad news, as Save or Die was one of the few podcasts I eagerly awaited.  :-[

Thanks, you three, for your entertaining work over the years, for all those trips down the dusty road, kobolds, and tacos.

All the best wishes, of course, for your future endeavors.

General Discussion / Re: Winter gaming
« on: December 12, 2016, 09:41:22 AM »
The holidays turn my work schedule upside-down, which turns my free time upside-down and leaves me hardly any time to write.  :-\

General Discussion / Re: Question For Geometry Fans
« on: September 29, 2016, 01:00:22 PM »
There are some good YouTube videos on dice recently: take a look at the Numberphile channel for some solid Platonic discussion.

Classic D&D / Re: Clerical boons based on the god that is worshipped
« on: July 11, 2016, 03:20:53 PM »
While if's for BECMI/RC, you have special powers for the Clerics of the various immortals of Mystara in "Wrath of the Immortals".

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Gangrene93! That's exactly what I'm looking for.  8)
Between "Wrath of the Immortals" and/or the Hollow World boxed set, I think you'd be covered for "priestly-flavor-by-chosen-patron."

Hey Rob!

Be sure to stop by and say "Hi!" next year. I hate to hear that we missed anybody at the convention!

...except Jon Peterson, who was in the south of France! Imagine, he gave up NTXRPGC for the Riviera? What could he have been thinking? :?

DM (Good at choosing vacation spots) Mike
I did catch Liz as she ran by to say "Love the show."

South of France over central Texas? In the summer?

Some people have no priorities......

Good to hear from you guys, and it was nice to see you (if from a distance, usually from across the Atrium) at the con (my first, but hopefully not my last NTRPGCon!). Hopefully, won't have to swim to next year's :D

First Edition AD&D / Re: AD&D Podcast
« on: June 22, 2016, 01:08:12 PM »
Subscribed. Good stuff. Looking forward to future episodes.

Now I have to wonder of that's really DM Mike, or some pod-person/doppelganger that has taken his place during the hiatus..... I may have to wait for the next Gazetteer review episode to find out if there's been a switch ;)

Save or Die Podcast / Re: Save or Die on Hiatus
« on: April 08, 2016, 01:21:20 PM »
Good to hear you guys again. My mornings at work don't have to be quite so dull any more :)

No love for N1: Against the Cult of the Reptile God:'(

Most of my modules are for BECMI D&D, but N1 is my all time favorite AD&D module. With Ravenloft running a close second.

General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: February 05, 2016, 06:20:43 AM »
Bummer about losing the database. But, as others have said, this isn't anything that can't be rebuilt. Better, stronger, fas-- ok, you get the picture. Thanks for getting it back up and running, and not giving up :)

I'm Rob, and got started back in the early 80s when my cousin brought over his D&D books. I don't even rmember the simple dungeon he had me take a bunch of pre-generated characters through, but I was hooked. He loaned me those books (I was in.... 3rd grade? 4th grade? I know I learned a lot of new words, reading all of that High Gygaxian)

A year or two later, a friend got the magenta Moldvay red Basic set, and I helped him decipher the rules. It all went downhill from there ;) The first D&D stuff I ever bought with my own money was the Mentzer Expert Set, at the Kay-Bee Toys at the mall.

I played through middle school and high school (awesome group in high school, with rotating GMs/DMs and games: I did D&D, another guy did Bunnies & Burrows/Cthulhu/Necromunda (not at the same time!), another friend ran Palladium RIFTS/Robotech crossover(s); his brother and a friend of his co-Admin'd TOP SECRET/S.I. and Cyberpunk 2020.

I didn't get much gaming done through college, and took a hiatus when I moved to TX and got married. I posted every now and then on TSR's AOL message boards, but that was pretty much the extent of my gaming involvement. I snatched up Alternity when it (finally!) came out, but didn't get back into gaming until 3rd edition launched, and I played some pickup games at the local hobby shop. It was fun. Good to get back into rolling dice and killin' some orcs. I ran some stuff for my step son, but never did settle into a regular group. (Still haven't, unless you count play-by-post) I didn't much care for the edition after that, but this newest one has piqued my interest. It really harkens back to the game's roots, striking a nice balance between the old Mentzer boxed sets and the Advanced editions. Still a bit to "balance-y" for my tastes.

Nowadays, I play in a handful of play-by-post games on a couple different forums, in between bouts of writing through my own version of the Mystara setting, with the best bits of 3rd/5th edition mechanics woven into things. The prose part is easy. Shoehorning it into stuff that can be used at the gaming table after the fact...? Not so much.

I found this place through listening to the various Wild Games Productions podcasts: Save or Die! (Hi, Mike, Liz, & Jim!), THAC0's Hammer (Hiya Glenn & co), and RFI (Glad you're back, Vince).

I'll be able to make NTRPGCon this year, so I hope to see some of y'all there. :D

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