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Kai
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« on: May 01, 2008, 07:11:44 AM »

So...here's a place for folks to come and introduce themselves to the community. Feel free to just say 'hiya' or share a little bit more about yourself.

I'll go first...

Hiya! I'm new here (first post). Big Grin

I'm a gamer girl in my early thirties, married to a wonder man, who I met (oddly enough) on the WotC boards. In addition to gaming I also enjoy working on our new house (new to us anyways), reading, and playing video and computer games.

I've known Meghan and Josh for about 6 years...mostly via the internet/message boards, but also meeting up twice in Indianapolis for Gen Con (met Zeke there too) and once in Las Vegas for...um...well, let's just say a good time was had by all.

All right...now it's your turn...
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Tevish Szat
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 06:43:12 PM »

Tevish Szat, oldtimer on Gleemax/WotC, newbie here (for now).  For reference and proper use of 3rd person pronouns, I am male.

I play Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons, but I've been looking to extend my RPG horizons... not to mention develop my own d20 based system (it started as a campaign setting that required a few tweaked or alternate core classes and just sorta snowballed...)

Currently in college.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 08:42:16 PM »

OK, so I'm not new, but I'm probably new to the new people here...

I was an old timer on the Wizards boards (Gleemax ate my password, so I stopped going), mostly on the D&D side but I was also a Meta Board Pigeon on the Magic side (I don't play, but I like the artwork).

Apparently Meg hated me when she met me at Gen Con, but Josh and Zeke showed her the error of her ways.  Or at least broke down her resistances, take your pick.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 01:05:45 AM »

It's damned fine to have all of you here. Especially Kai and the other members of Geekistan's ruling council.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 03:36:32 AM »

It's damned fine to have all of you here. Especially Kai and the other members of Geekistan's ruling council.

Good dietary fiber leads to good moral fiber! Big Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 04:08:30 PM »

Hai.  I'm archerpwr at gleemax, dicefreaks, and GiTP.  Ubernoob here and myth-weavers.  I'm one of the CO regulars that just swarmed the board.  Male if it matters.  Located in Texas finishing my senior year of high school.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008, 06:56:44 PM »

Hello all, I'm Matt.

I'm an Englishman, no apologies needed; I came to terms with what I am a long time ago.

I moved out to the USA when I was 21 and lived there for 7 years. I just recently moved back to the UK and I am happy to be home, but I still miss all my friends/gaming buddies back in the US.

As well as gaming as a hobby for over 15 years, I have also had the pleasure of working within the field on a couple of occasions.

Firstly, I had the great honour of helping start up and run Green Dragon Studio, the maker's of Dungeon Stamps. (If you do not know of these, type Dungeon Stamps into google, you will find them. In fact, I believe Noble Knight Games still carry them!) Jeff and I had a great time doing this and we learned a lot, unfortunately, after a great first year, things came up that made Jeff have to relinquish the company.

Secondly, I worked for Blackhawk Hobby Distributors for about a year before moving back to the UK. I believe Blackhawk is in the top 5-6 hobby distributors in the US.

I started out playing DnD, just like most people do, however, in the last 10 years I have played many of the games out there and have immersed myself in the gaming industry. I have been playing Heroic Cthulhu for the last +5 years now and still really enjoying it. To me, it’s all about the people you game with and I love making fun events in-game that can be told as stories later on.

Peace out!

Matt
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008, 04:56:10 AM »

We are Euro-philes at Brilliantgameologists. 

That reminds me, I need to get some Irn Bru. 
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2008, 01:50:49 PM »

Oh yeah, love that stuff. You have to be careful how much you drink however, it's almost like acid.
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2008, 04:01:47 AM »

My name is Logan.  I run Heroic Cthulhu (mostly) and podcast all of the actual play (over 25 gigs worth) as well as a new thing we're doing called 'Gamer Talk' - just a bunch of gamers sitting around talking about gaming, game philosophy and all of that. 

I play a heavily modified BRP system (the Cthulhu system is BRP) because the BRP has severe problems. 

I've been gaming for over three decades at 20 hours a week or more.

Not sure what else to say here.
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2008, 06:11:03 AM »

I mostly poke around in the corner and collect things.
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2008, 01:06:25 AM »

So there is a thread for these things?

Hi people. I am Tshern and I am a CO-holic. Hope that answers your questions.


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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2008, 01:25:22 AM »

Skydragonknight, also a COer. And Male

I enjoy breaking Optimization records, long walks on the beach and pizza.
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2008, 01:29:44 AM »

I enjoy breaking Optimization record, long walks on the beach and pizza.
In the Soviet Optimization Board, optimization breaks you?


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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2008, 02:43:13 AM »

I enjoy breaking Optimization record, long walks on the beach and pizza.
In the Soviet Optimization Board, optimization breaks you?


T.

I'm American actually. If we can't buy it, we shoot it. Number 1 rule.
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2008, 12:25:28 PM »

I enjoy breaking Optimization record, long walks on the beach and pizza.
In the Soviet Optimization Board, optimization breaks you?
Oh well, I still find it odd that you enjoy long walks on pizza.


T.

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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2008, 09:57:44 AM »

Hmm..  Didn't notice this thread before.  Prolly a little late to post intro now since I've already been posting but here goes...

I'm known as Bhu pretty much in every forum I post in.  I only know of this place because Meg emailed me (and much is the time I spend wondering how I got picked).  I spend some time in the Wizards boards posting tons of monsters, and biting my tongue so I don't tell the management there to go ____ itself with an iron stick.

I also appear to be infamous for my mild obsession with cats   Grin

Campaigns tend towards surreal silliness or brutally dark with not much in between.

My birth certificate claims I'm a male human, but we all know those can be forged  8)

I live in Ohio, which is apparently some subplane of Hell.  Or at least my own personal hell, I haven't decided which yet.
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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2008, 10:08:20 AM »

Sup, I'm Ben.

I'm a CO-lurker primarily, and am a strong believer in practical optimization. My builds are very playable, and tend to avoid "questionable" rule interpretations.

My dirty secret as a COer - I love blaster-mages...love them. It's fun to blow things up...sadly its not viable without arcane thesis cheese, which I think is fine on blasting spells...since thats what it was designed for...unlike enervation....

Currently I'm very pro 4e. I want to have epic adventures against demon lords (not level 12 aspects) and have player turns not take 20+ minutes to resolve. 17+ in 3.5 is a bad game strictly speaking, 7th-8th level spells are bad, 9th level spells...well you probably know.
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2008, 04:16:41 PM »

Hi,

Just joined, saw the link that Autumn posted on Wizard's CO boards. I've been lurking on the CO board for years, only started posting relatively recently. I'm in my early 40s and married.

I play with a group of gamers that tend not to optimize their characters at all, so optimization is mostly a theoretical exercise for me, not something I can actually do in a real game.

I play D&D 3.5, and have played in the past all the previous versions, plus Shadowrun, Earthdawn, Ars Magica, Champions, Feng Shui, Rolemaster and MERPs, among others.
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2008, 08:52:28 PM »

My real life name is Sgt. William Schumann. I like the night life. I like to boogie.
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