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Of course you do! AND for a dollar! Now that's a story. Ahh, mom, always looking out.

-Posted with Wayfinder


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Badmucus wrote:
Of course you do! AND for a dollar! Now that's a story. Ahh, mom, always looking out.

Also collected a 1st Ed PHB, the Fiend Foilio, Oriental Adventures, and a DMG at the same time, but the white box was the winner.


Male Mostly Harmless Incorrigible Punster 5/ Militant Grammarist 3/ Contrarian 2
Shifty wrote:
Pathmaker wrote:
Wow... This speaks for itself. The Holy Grail of RPG.
Pretty sweet! I have the normal white box of that, my mother saw it in a second-hand store for a dollar and grabbed it for me. Can't justify $5700 for a woodgrain, would prefer to fly to Gygax's house and take selfies in his front yard or something.

<tangent>

Well, it's not technically his house, but it is kind of the house he built...
</tangent>

Dark Archive

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Shades of Ice GM Evil's Signup Sheet

I now am officially a Venture Agent. Just finished the NDA download and now my profile is all shiny and Agent-y.

Also, I got lucky enough to snag a 2nd edition starter set for 99 cents at a flea market one time. Still have it, along with a bunch of old PC game modules from first edition that are mostly intact.


Congrats to Shifty and GM Evil!

Liberty's Edge

Male Human Healer/ Warrior 10

COngrats, GM E


thunderspirit wrote:


Well, it's not technically his house, but it is kind of the house he built...
</tangent>

I saw that con on the Dwarvenaut and now I totally want to go. I will be travelling to the US in 2018, and I am determined to nail one of these big tickets cons.


Male Mostly Harmless Incorrigible Punster 5/ Militant Grammarist 3/ Contrarian 2
Shifty wrote:
thunderspirit wrote:


Well, it's not technically his house, but it is kind of the house he built...
</tangent>
I saw that con on the Dwarvenaut and now I totally want to go. I will be travelling to the US in 2018, and I am determined to nail one of these big tickets cons.

Let me know — I grew up in Lake Geneva's backyard and I go most years. :-)

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Shifty wrote:
Badmucus wrote:
Of course you do! AND for a dollar! Now that's a story. Ahh, mom, always looking out.
Also collected a 1st Ed PHB, the Fiend Foilio, Oriental Adventures, and a DMG at the same time, but the white box was the winner.

Some of us are old enough to still have those from when they were new, and many more. Just not the white box original - I started with the red box basic set in the 80s (which I still have, too).


~1984 kick off here :) It wasn't too hard getting gaming stuff at the time here in Australia, but we were the local poor kids so a lot of the gear was preloved. Luckily our local library had a toy library which meant we could at least get access to the books - and here we are all these years later and that library is now hosting D&D games marathons for local kids during school holidays - Randwick Library.

I think they need to hear the good word about Pathfinder :p

Sovereign Court

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Male Human Warpriest 2 | AC: 18/14/14 | HP: 17/17 | Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +6 | CMB +2, CMD 16 | Init +4 | Perc +4 | Blessings 4/4 | Fervor 1d6 2/4 |
Attacks:
shortsword +7 or +5/+5, 1d6+1 (19-20, x2+2) (+2/+2 divine favor)
Shifty wrote:
I think they need to hear the good word about Pathfinder :p

"Hello sir, I would like to talk to you about our Lord and Savior. I have a book here that will change your life."

::holds up CRB::

-Posted with Wayfinder

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-Hush- wrote:
Shifty wrote:
I think they need to hear the good word about Pathfinder :p

"Hello sir, I would like to talk to you about our Lord and Savior. I have a book here that will change your life."

::holds up CRB::

-Posted with Wayfinder

Let the holy light of Sarenrae lead the way!

Lantern Lodge

Male Human (American) Sensei 2

~1983 kick off.

'kick off' is Australian for 'being born' right?

(You guys are old).

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Jayson MF Kip wrote:

~1983 kick off.

'kick off' is Australian for 'being born' right?

(You guys are old).

So you were born the same year I was introduced to D&D. You're just a young'un.


Kick off is normally referring to the start of a game, so in this case it marks the start of gaming when a kid in my group went "Hey guys, I got this game in a box and something about a Keep on some Borderlands".

'74 Model.


Male Human Bard 3

And I'm just sitting here, being a 2000 kid.

Frankly, it is quite intimidating trying to merge into the community when so many players are much older, with families and jobs and stuff. Makes me feel out of place, like I'm a total noob without the experience the adults have.


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Nah mate, just jump in.

I don't care if you are 16 or 61, what counts is that you post on time and make half way reasonable decisions when you do. Manage that consistently and you are doing better than a lot of people :p

I wouldn't have a clue who most of the people are, male, female, old or young - no idea.
That's also part of the interesting thing about this medium.


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Male

If it makes any difference, SuperDodo, the main thing on the internet is just to not be a jerk. Age is less important than that. :)

(That said, you're making me feel old with that birthdate. And I'm not even old!)


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Male Human Wizard (software developer) 2 / cleric (IT support) 2

I've traveled here from the year 1988 to tell you that on the internet, nobody knows how young you are. (At least until you tell them.)

Shadow Lodge

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Iomedae (Get it? It's funny. Please laugh.) Human Expert 2

Indeed, I enjoyed your Bid for Alabastrine game, keep it up! Even if you don't want to. You're one of us now, heh heh heh....

And, word of warning, adults may have more experience than you do, but it's not enough. It's never enough....

"Stop with the ominous pauses, he'll know!"

Grand Lodge

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Male Human

Ah, Bid for Alabastrine. A perfect example of the current culture of PFS. :)

Scarab Sages

What? Pseudonatural Lich gestalt Ghul Lord/Warlock/Truenamer/Psychic/Wild Mage

How so?

*does Marx Brothers mirror routine with Saving Cap'n Crunch*

Grand Lodge

Male Human

The social interactions, focus on skills, and combats that are noticably less lethal than previous seasons.

Shadow Lodge

Iomedae (Get it? It's funny. Please laugh.) Human Expert 2

"Him again!"

Yeah, it's a nice change, the skill, social, and investigation mechanics are interesting. I don't like how the combats jeopardize less, though.

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Shades of Ice GM Evil's Signup Sheet

I was born in '86. Started playing tabletop when I was 7. Had a lot of fun times playing back then. We didn't do a pre published adventure until third edition came out, so there were always a lot of different house rules. I still have most of my old books. The only thing I'm missing is my old monster manual. I don't know where that went. Still have my players guide, my dungeon masters guide, deities and demigods, oriental adventures, the psionics handbooks, the rogues splatbook (can't remember the name), and a slew of other old second edition stuff. I also have the pink/red box starter set with the original dice set that came with it.

Dear old dad got me into gaming early. I also still have a lot of my old alpha and beta magic: the gathering cards.

Scarab Sages

What? Pseudonatural Lich gestalt Ghul Lord/Warlock/Truenamer/Psychic/Wild Mage

@Saving Cap'n Crunch: Do you really speak Spanish and Hebrew? Are you a Sephardim, or what?

Silver Crusade

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The Norv wrote:

If it makes any difference, SuperDodo, the main thing on the internet is just to not be a jerk. Age is less important than that. :)

(That said, you're making me feel old with that birthdate. And I'm not even old!)

On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog.

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Iomedae (Get it? It's funny. Please laugh.) Human Expert 2

@IHIYC: Right in one. Honestly, though, my Hebrew is pretty terrible. I haven't practiced it for a while. Maybe if I move back to Israel, I'll get the opportunity, but I probably won't do that. A fair amount of my family is taking advantage of that dual citizenship, though. But politics are probably better discussed on another thread, I s'pose.


Male Human Bard 3

Well, let me tell you that even if you were to completely ignore politics, the RPG community here is painfully small. I'm lucky to live in a boarding school in Jerusalem, a 30 minutes bus ride away from the only LGS in Israel with a consistent schedule of PFS games (and one of the only LGSs in Israel). However, these games happen on hours I study in, meaning I never get to play real-life PFS (except for in cons, which are rare). I do manage to get my share of online PFS though, so there's that.

Also on the plus side, Hebrew translations of RPG stuff are ridiculous and I love it.

Scarab Sages

What? Pseudonatural Lich gestalt Ghul Lord/Warlock/Truenamer/Psychic/Wild Mage

Ah, Hebrew Pathfinder, I can picture it now: All the stats and rolls are hard-capped at 40!

/joke

Scarab Sages

What? Pseudonatural Lich gestalt Ghul Lord/Warlock/Truenamer/Psychic/Wild Mage

If I may inquire: Google taught me something I never knew, which is that Sephardic tradition is rooted in Babylonian Judaism rather than Palestinian/Canaanite, and has its own different traditions and rituals. Mind telling me about that? What do you do differently from the Ashkenazim (my father's side, by the way)?

Sovereign Court

War for the Crown

@I'm Hiding In Your Closet: There are different traditions and interpretations. For example, Sephardim can eat kitniyot on Pesach, but I don't think they can mix fish and dairy.

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Iomedae (Get it? It's funny. Please laugh.) Human Expert 2

Yeah, I was going to sat kitniyot, that's all I know. I'm not the best person to ask, my family's High Holidays were Pesach, Thanksgiving, and the Super Bowl. I pretty much only went to synagogue on the actual High Holidays and for the monthly Youth Minyan.

Honestly, I do love Hebrew/Jew jokes. I can't help myself, I'm a very irreverent person.

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dien wrote:
Upaynao wrote:

Here here!

Now, I'm sure I'm about to set some sort of record here. And I am sorry about it. However, GM Alias is no longer able to keep on GMing our game of Cult of the Ebon Destroyers. The rest of the group seems fine with the idea of going onward, we are just waiting to hear back from two others.

If you have a hankering for creating shenanigans in the magical land of Vudra, our party is willing!

(Another player from Upaynao's table, was coming to post about this and saw they'd already done so. Previous GM said we're about 25% through the module, we have at least 4 players solidly willing to continue I believe. I know it's a module, and that's a big commitment to ask a GM, but we'd be appreciative if so! Cheers. I would also be happy to gift-purchase the module if the GM needs it.)

I could take you to the rest of the module, having it on my download and having already played it.

PM me if you want.

Liberty's Edge

Venture-Agent, Online (Myth Weavers)

GM Aeon seems to have disappeared. He finished the table of Wounded Wisp he was running and gave us chronicles, but there were errors in mine and I haven't been able to get them corrected.


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2016 - The year we lost GMs at the same speed we lost celebrities.


:(

Grand Lodge

Male Human Sales Person (5) / Product Manufacturer (6)

So many TOZs......


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You never know what you're gonna get!

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Shades of Ice GM Evil's Signup Sheet

Momma always said like was like a box of TriOmegaZero.... You never know what you're gonna get...


Venture Captain, Play-by-Post "Doom Girl" // PbP Events // PBP Gameday VIII Player Signups // PbP GM Kit // Aeon Throne MapsPlayer Folder // Pact World Warriors //
Michael Hallet wrote:
GM Aeon seems to have disappeared. He finished the table of Wounded Wisp he was running and gave us chronicles, but there were errors in mine and I haven't been able to get them corrected.

Ah, chronicle sheet recovery!

That can be done by one of the Online VOs. Alas, I haven't been officially confirmed yet. Tonya's to-do list is fairly long... I think that you could ask Jesse if he'd be able to do that for you.

Hmm


Male Human Wizard (software developer) 2 / cleric (IT support) 2

The recent spate of missing GM's may be due to a combination of 1) people realizing that this is a place to report such things, where people actually help resolve the problem; and 2) dumb (un)luck.

On a related note, has anyone seen GM Sethran? He vanished a week ago and we haven't heard from him. (I'm pretty sure we're almost done-- what's the deadline for GameDay again?)

Grand Lodge

Male Human

He responded yesterday to my PM about joining an upcoming PbP of my own, not sure what is up with his game.

Dark Archive

I am concerned about the sheer number of gm abandonment this past pbp gameday. I don't think we had nearly this many in previous gamedays...

my thoughts......
Are GMs just taking on too many games?
Are GMs just not held to a high enough standard?
Will encouraging "backup gms" really help the situation or promote more abandonment/less responsibility?

At a f2f Con, those same GMs would not be welcomed back to gm more than one slot on a conditional basis... real life happens and takes priority... but this is still something needs looking at.

Grand Lodge

Male Human

Maybe.
No.
Even if it does increase drops, a GMs reliability is even more important and on display in PbPs.


Andrew Torgerud wrote:

I am concerned about the sheer number of gm abandonment this past pbp gameday. I don't think we had nearly this many in previous gamedays...

I initiated this discussion a few pages back and most people want to believe this is a mere coincidence. If the same thing happens with the next game day that argument will no longer be valid...

Grand Lodge

Male Human

And then?


Venture Captain, Play-by-Post "Doom Girl" // PbP Events // PBP Gameday VIII Player Signups // PbP GM Kit // Aeon Throne MapsPlayer Folder // Pact World Warriors //

A couple of the drops were from previously reliable GMs who had many, many games going. One of them had real life hit her like a Mack Truck.

I do think though that it's important as a GM (if you still have internet or access to a library) to call for help, here. Just post and ask and make the transition an easier one for your group. When the players are uncertain if you're coming back, they may be resistant to a replacement GM when that GM first shows.

I try to stay to one game at a time, but I will be violating that self-imposed guideline when the Blood Under Absalom special starts. I may go a little nuts if that happens. (Then again, in my case, who can tell?)

Alex, we didn't have this kind of drop in PBP Gameday IV. We'll monitor it going forward, and see what PBP Gameday VI looks like.

One of the things I'm curious about was how the Special, SKy Key Solution, affected things. It was definitely a high-pressure scenario to run, and I know that a lot of GMs felt that it led to GM burnout.

Thoughts?

Hmm


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Alex Mack wrote:


I initiated this discussion a few pages back and most people want to believe this is a mere coincidence. If the same thing happens with the next game day that argument will no longer be valid...

My typical experience with Play By Post has been this.

Two-thirds of the games that 'die' or 'stop' have been due to the *players* no longer posting.

One third has been GMs that for RL reasons had something come up.

That is for ALL PBP, with the significant bulk of those in non-PFS threads.

If the trend is catching up to PFS play, that's a concern, maybe?

I'm not sure quite what point is being aimed at, to be honest?

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