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Title: Introductions
Post by: LexStarwalker on June 27, 2014, 09:53:30 am
You've all heard me talk all about myself on the show. Here's your chance to tell us all about you! You could tell us your history with roleplaying games, what games you play and like, or whatever you want. You have the floor! :)

Welcome to the community and thanks for listening!
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: Jetpack on July 01, 2014, 08:07:03 pm
A chance to talk about me?  Taken.

I started with the D&D basic set in the late 70's.  It was all solo stuff I did for myself, but it did lay a seed for the future.   When I hit college, I found others who played and that brought me back to 2nd edition D&D at that point.   Small amount of Call of Cthulhu and Stormbringer, as well.  Loved Palladium, but no one played it.  Then meet two people who really changed my life and joined the first Amber diceless game in Iowa City.  This was before the rulebook came in, and they just had a few photocopied pages.   That got me to run my first real games using GURPS Fantasy and Supers.  GURPS was a great system for the time.

Moved to Vegas for a girl.  That didn't work, but met my wife through gaming friends (mostly Magic).  We got heavy into 1st Edition L5R - the best game world I've ever played in.  Never bothered to try any of the 3 later editions.   We moved back to Iowa, and for the last 11 years or so we just game for each other.  So, pretty much diceless.  Mostly an odd mis-mash of Marvel/DC superheroes now.  Currently working on a 3 generation game using Mutants and Masterminds 3rd Edition.

I'd love to do fantasy again, but can't talk her into it running it for me. 

Looking forward to Age of Rebellion releasing in a couple of days.  And of course The Strange (August, I think).
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: LexStarwalker on July 02, 2014, 09:55:10 am
Sounds like you have a lot of experience and have played a lot of games! That's so awesome that you game with your wife. :)
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: alcar on August 01, 2014, 01:04:44 am
Lessee .. started with D&D 1st ed back in highschool (1990s); our group did house-games, scatterings of WOD, Earthdawn and a few others. Moved to a small university and did most of my gaming online (via IRC) after that period as RL groups I found either didn't fit my tastes or ran games I wasn't too interested in. I ran a lot of D&D until 3rd ed. and then burned out on D&D, moving onto Unknown Armies, Risus, BESM and a smattering of others games we found and made use of over the years. I own far more RPGs than I will ever run and even bought some I liked in the knowledge I'd probably never run them but they were pretty awesome anyway.

I spend a lot more time GMing than playing and have run a lot of modern games lately, being burned out on fantasy settings in the past a long time ago; came across Numenera via Bundle of Holding and found out one player had found it interesting, so snagged a copy and went: 'Oh, hello, this is awesome', pretty much :)   After 15+ years of GMing it's fun to have a game that says: 'Hey, you don't roll dice! And this game isn't about fighting at all!' to shake up both GM and players.
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: LexStarwalker on August 01, 2014, 10:42:19 am
Welcome to the forum! I remember IRC! How times have changed. Nowadays enjoying gaming on Google+ with HD video and audio, I can imagine suffering through a MUD, MUSH or play by post game, although I've done all those things in the past.

I too have become burned out on fantasy--though more in terms of books and movies. I've read a LOT of fantasy, to the point that all the new stuff seems pretty unoriginal and boring now. Even Game of Thrones, which is so popular, is nothing remotely resembling new. I've been getting a lot more into science fiction for that reason. I don't feel the same fantasy burnout with RPGs, but I definitely enjoy the Ninth World's science-fantasy setting more than any straight up fantasy setting (although Golarion is really cool and a place I'd like to explore more).
Title: Re: Introductions
Post by: tyme on May 06, 2016, 03:06:26 am
Looks like this hasn't been posted in for a couple years now. Anyone home? :)