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Okay, I'm putting myself out on a limb here, but I'm new to Paizo, and to be honest, I'd never participated in message boards until recently, April 19th to be exact.
I have noticed that there are many people who seem very familiar with each other, and, as I'm getting the hang of this stuff (still terrified I'm going to accidentally "jack" someone's thread cuz I only THINK I know what it means) I would like to get to know you as well, soo...Here it goes.
My name is Lara
(everyone) "Hello Lara"
According to Lawgiver I'm a 27th level player
I've got four kids and tons more not mine that call me mom
I'm a family coordinator (heh heh heh)
As my job is becoming obsolete, I am going to take the plunge into college this fall.
I can't spell
I...um, well heck, I have no idea what else to write.
I find the more I read your comments, the more I like you guys, something about gamers I guess, a little more witty, a little more open minded, ALOT more sarcastic.
Okay, this is my first thread of my very own, be nice will ya.

P.S. I'm also apparently long winded

Qadira

Tis' a pleasure to meet you, My Lady. I am sure you will find these boards to be to your liking. We are a reasonably well mannered group of people who are passionate about our hobbies but surprisingly nice to each other.
Feel free to jump right in, nobody will bite your head off (and if they do, bite back!) and the only real rule is not to spell the sneaky core-class ROGUE as R-O-U-G-E. Some around here are surely overly sensitive of such minor things.
Welcome to the boards!

FH


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Lady Lena wrote:

Okay, I'm putting myself out on a limb here, but I'm new to Paizo, and to be honest, I'd never participated in message boards until recently, April 19th to be exact.

I have noticed that there are many people who seem very familiar with each other, and, as I'm getting the hang of this stuff (still terrified I'm going to accidentally "jack" someone's thread cuz I only THINK I know what it means) I would like to get to know you as well, soo...Here it goes.....

Welcome to the boards! Im still pretty new myself, though I lurked for ages before I started posting. You are right that a lot of the posters here do know each other. Some through the boards, some outside as well. Some posters are contributors to publications such as Dragon and Dungeon. Some are the actual staff (even Lisa Stevens the CEO posts on the boards).

That said the community are friendly and welcoming. I've never seen any pedantic posts about spelling (as long as you dont mistake Rouge and Rogue. Fakey hates that).

What i like is that even if you only post occasionally or you are new no one here will make you feel like your excluded or stupid. Ask anything you want, I have never seen anyone made to feel small.

That said the only advice I have is read the thread before posting to limit posting the same thing lots of times.

Have fun

Elcian

PS Thread jacking is when you post responses that derail the topic. For example. You thread here is about you joining the community. I would be thread jacking it if I came in and posted about a rules question or my holidays or something irrelevant.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Fake Healer wrote:

Tis' a pleasure to meet you, My Lady. I am sure you will find these boards to be to your liking. We are a reasonably well mannered group of people who are passionate about our hobbies but surprisingly nice to each other.

Feel free to jump right in, nobody will bite your head off (and if they do, bite back!) and the only real rule is not to spell the sneaky core-class ROGUE as R-O-U-G-E. Some around here are surely overly sensitive of such minor things.
Welcome to the boards!

FH

Damn Fakey, I need to type faster. you beat me too it.

Still better comming from you.

Elcian


Well we are all really nice and looking to help each other. Don’t worry to much about thread jacking it happens sometimes and someone will get it back on track sooner or later. This board is a bit more mature and courteous than others in my opinion. We can have threads about politics, religion, families, jobs, and anything else without being offensive or augmentative. Welcome to this dysfunctional family!!!

I’m 22, a law student, I’m from Tennessee.

I work in as a supervisor in a lab that changes and modifies environment protection laws, hunting and fishing regulations, licensing, government building on state property, logging, etc. (basically anything outside the government does) based on information gather through survey information, environmental health research, and a lot of other govt. research. It’s all very boring.

I’m engaged to a woman that’s way smarter than me. Who sings opera, which I hate. She’s in grad school now, so are lives are a bit hectic.

I’ve played D&D since I was 12. I am now getting into Iron Kingdoms and Warmachine.

I hope you have a great time here on these boards!!

Fizz


PS Thread jacking is when you post responses that derail the topic. For example. You thread here is about you joining the community. I would be thread jacking it if I came in and posted about a rules question or my holidays or something irrelevant.

"Snarkey's threadjacking thread" I get it now!


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Lady Lena wrote:
PS Thread jacking is when you post responses that derail the topic. For example. You thread here is about you joining the community. I would be thread jacking it if I came in and posted about a rules question or my holidays or something irrelevant. "Snarkey's threadjacking thread" I get it now!

No worries. As Fizzban says we are quite a mature bunch on the whole. threads wander sometimes but they come back on topic for after a while.

Elcian

Qadira

Lady Lena wrote:
PS Thread jacking is when you post responses that derail the topic. For example. You thread here is about you joining the community. I would be thread jacking it if I came in and posted about a rules question or my holidays or something irrelevant. "Snarkey's threadjacking thread" I get it now!

Yeah, the Snarky Threadjacking Thread was a thread I started way back when me and Heathy were running rampant and having a snarky competition across the whole boards. We were a bit crazy there for a bit......Til the PostMonster came one night! An eye the size o' a shield 'e had, filled with hate.....We 'ad to atone for our crimes and T'was only right to make a place for the senseless babbling that are needed from time to time.

Fakey's stats
36
2 kids (4 and 2, girl and boy respectively)
Stay-at-home dad
gaming since 1979 with a brief break during 2nd edition.
Tough on grime but gentle on hands.
Lemme see if I can dig up the "introduce yourself" thread we had going so you can see what some of the degenerates around here are like;)

FH

Cheliax RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32

Welcome to the greatest internet messageboard community in the universe!

Seriously, though, it's always nice to see new faces (er, avatars anyway) around these parts.

One other piece of advice: Don't mind Sebastian. He's just cranky.


Fatespinner wrote:


One other piece of advice: Don't mind Sebastian. He's just cranky.

LOL oh yeah don't mind him his barks worse than his bite.

Fizz

Andoran

And you will be asked to choose between Logue and Pett.
Choose Pett, if you have any sense.


Why will I be asked to choose?

Andoran

It's like...Elvis or the Beatles. You can't like both equally. Either you're an Elvis guy, or you're a Beatles guy.
Same with Logue or Pett.


Okay, I gotta know, what's "Snarky"?

Andoran

It's this humon label for my indescribable awesomeness.

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Heathansson wrote:
It's this humon label for my indescribable awesomeness.

umm...

label=description.

(...and that's a threadjack, BTW)

: )


According to Miriam Webster's 11th Edition Collegiate Dictionary snarky is "sarcastic, impertinent, or irreverent in tone or manner".
I apologize if I am threadjacking.


I don't know if that could be considered thread jacking, as it's my thread, if one can claim ownership, and I asked the question...Oh wait, are you being sarcastic? Geesh.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Hi Lady Lena and welcome.

I'm Mothman, call me Moth.

You're doing great so far! The most important thing to remember on these boards: have fun with it!


Expect sarcasm at every point. I'm pretty sure that most of us love it and use it at every available opportunity, none of it is meant unkindly.


Not to make you feel alone in introducing yourself:

Hi, I'm Dirk
Hi Dirk
I have nerdily named myself after a novel character.
I have been playing D&D since I was 6 and DMing since I was 13.
I am not snarky, but I have been known to be sarcastic and cynical from time to time...Mostly cynical.

Welcome!


No offense taken, I just realized halfway through my typing that you were joking. I'll get there, honest.


Cosmo wrote:
Avatars' names also show up in purple

Like this. I am a crazy epic character. Fear me.


Also, if you see one name Jerk Gentry, that is not me. He is odder than I, and also an alias of my eternal enemy and player The Eldrich Mr. Shiny. Ignore pretty much anything he says, he is kind of out of it.

See, that is threadjacking.


This is so great, I love meeting all you guys! I won't feel so shy about posting anymore. Normally I post, then don't look cuz I'm afraid of doing something wrong or saying something stupid, but I can tell you guys are going to accept me no matter what, so I get to just be me! Yay!


Hello i am Awed, well my friends think of me as odd,but the name is Awed, nice to meet you. i am not sarcastic all the time, only sometimes.


Dirk Gently wrote:

Also, if you see one name Jerk Gentry, that is not me. He is odder than I, and also an alias of my eternal enemy and player The Eldrich Mr. Shiny. Ignore pretty much anything he says, he is kind of out of it.

See, that is threadjacking.

I am not out of it. Oh look! A butterfly! And you call me odd. Ohhh let me tell you, back in the day, we didn't even HAVE messageboards. All we had was ROCKS and RAZOR WIRE and the occasional ACID PIT. Oh jeez, those were the days.

Now THAT'S threadjacking.

Andoran

Lady Lena wrote:
I don't know if that could be considered thread jacking, as it's my thread, if one can claim ownership, and I asked the question...Oh wait, are you being sarcastic? Geesh.

I think I'm innocent this thyme, but I've been so guilty in the past that it would be in bad form for me to protest.

Or maybe it is a threadjack; I don't know anymore.

Andoran

I'm getting these weird visuals of Alice in Wonderland, meeting all these freaky critchers...


Oh no not that movie, i had to watch peter pan 20 times with my niece, i think my brain was fried after the 5th time watching it.


Well, my husband (Angusking in the message boards) just called me a Paizo junkie, so I must like it here.
OBTW, (sorry, carry over from another thread) I love the fact that the Paizo staff jump in too. I've spoken to one guy on the phone several times, it's good to see they're really as odd and friendly all the time. Odd is good, I like odd.

Paizo Employee PostMonster General

We're not odd!

We're even.

Yeah. Divisible by two.

But still PRIME!!

(OK, maybe we're bad at math.)


~WEG~ There are three type of people in this world. Those that can do math and those that can't!

Welcome to the insanity, Lady Lena! Oh, ignore Heathansson! His mouth is on auto pilot.


Hello Lady, I'm Tegan, one of several females on here. (There's more of us than I/we thought)

You can check for live chat here on occasion. You'll always see Daigle on there as he's "Santa" of the chat room. (Read here for details.) Welcome to the boards.


Hi Lady Lena, nice to meet you.

There really are a great bunch of people here. Its an odd sort of family, people from all over, you're going to get along fine.

I think one of the things I like most is that our community comes from all over the place, but meet here to discuss everything under the sun. People are witty but never mean. Nice place to be. Its the other people here that keep me coming back.

I actually lurk more than post, but from time to time I feel the urge to chime in.

see you around.


Dirk Gently wrote:


I have nerdily named myself after a novel character.

My 13 year old son was reading over my shoulder and said your name sounded familiar, now he won't leave me alone until I ask you where it's from...Please tell me, he's like a pit bull that way.

Qadira

Lady Lena wrote:
Dirk Gently wrote:


I have nerdily named myself after a novel character.
My 13 year old son was reading over my shoulder and said your name sounded familiar, now he won't leave me alone until I ask you where it's from...Please tell me, he's like a pit bull that way.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams(yes, that Douglas Adams).

I can relate to the Pit Bull tenacity.
We are like a family here. One's pain is borne by many and we lean on one another for support. We are ohana, family, and there is alot of good souls here.

FH


Fake Healer wrote:

.... and there is alot of good souls here.

FH

And then there's me.... a lot.

Sorry for the in-joke, but if I explain why it's funny that "a lot" is spelled the way it is and why "rogue" is spelled the way it is it just wouldn't be funny.

The needs of the funny outweigh the needs of the few -or the one.
The Great Green God


Hello. Welcome to the boards. Definitely my favorite place on the net.

Don't worry, I'm not as angry as my avatar looks ;)

3G wrote:
And then there's me.... a lot.

Isn't that how you spell a lot? Oh man, I feel like when I was 17 and writing an assignment for school and my dad looked over my shoulder and said "why do you always spell "does" as "deos?"

I'd been writing deos for 17 years.

Cheliax Bella Sara Charter Superscriber

Fatespinner wrote:


One other piece of advice: Don't mind Sebastian. He's just cranky.

It's a side effect of being chaotic evil.

Fizzban wrote:

LOL oh yeah don't mind him his barks worse than his bite.

Fizz

And my breath puts them both to shame.


My son said he remembers picking up those books and thinking about reading them, now he probably will. Hey, I just jacked my own thread!


There is an unwitten rule about threadjackin. You must do 20 pushups! Get to work, recruit! ~GRINS~


Hi, Lena. I'm fairly new to the boards too, and have found everyone incrediably lovely. And Fakey (Can I call you Fakey? You can call me Yeux? >.<) has only had to yell at me once about 'rouge'. :P

Anyway, I'm also a gamer-chick and am very used to my prescence silencing a game or shop. You get used to it after a while.

It's nice to see another woman on the Internets for once. ^^;


YeuxAndI wrote:

Anyway, I'm also a gamer-chick and am very used to my prescence silencing a game or shop. You get used to it after a while.

I have a T-shirt that says "nice to meet you, roll initiative" I get a lot of stares with that one too. It's kinda fun isn't it?


Lady Lena wrote:
I have a T-shirt that says "nice to meet you, roll initiative" I get a lot of stares with that one too. It's kinda fun isn't it?

Between that tishirt and and the baby t-shirt with Darth Vader (another thread), I have to ask...

Where do you get these wonderful toys?


I am always on the look out for these things but, Geeklabel.com (can I write that?) is where I got my shirt, and Hot Topic is where I picked up the onsie.
I love the stuff on Paizo too, I'm going to get the "natural" crits soon.


Fake Healer wrote:
We are like a family here.

Yeah, a dysfunctional family.


Lady Lena wrote:

I am always on the look out for these things but, Geeklabel.com (can I write that?) is where I got my shirt, and Hot Topic is where I picked up the onsie.

I love the stuff on Paizo too, I'm going to get the "natural" crits soon.

I like Hot Topic and Geek Label. I have the "Choose Your Weapon" t-shirt with the Sacred Seven Polyhedral Dice on them.

Welcome, and hooray for another female gamer on the boards! :)


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Warning: This is a "me too" post.

Welcome on board, and just post away. Most of the time, you will get an answer, and if you are really lucky, it will even fit the question :-)
But I have yet to see a condescending answer to questions posed here, even if the answer may be just a pointer to a thread or page where this question was answered before.

Stefan

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