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Offline Fearghus

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New to this site but not to gaming.
« on: March 17, 2006, 05:54:28 PM »
Hello my name is Chris and I've been playing table tops since high school,oh no, it's been 20 years already. :shock:
It can't have been that long , could it? :what: AAAUUUUGGGHHHH it has.


Okay, sorry for the breakdown. I've pulled myself together, no longer a weeping mass, lying on the floor.

As I was saying , I've been playing for 20 years but have only been DMing for about 3. I've played 2e and 3e D & D as well as
Werewolf and Vampire. I also enjoy Munchkin.

 I just stopped in to see if I could pick up some tips on being a better DM and to share some of my ideas. well enogh of me blathering , I eagerly await your replys :lol:
I haven't thought of anything clever yet, but it's coming. Prepare to be dazzeled!

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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2006, 06:12:31 PM »
Twenty years?! For the love of....

Pick up some tips, roll them around, squish them, squeeze them, toss them back, and add to them as you will.

Hopefully you can find something interesting amongst it all.

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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2006, 07:50:40 PM »
Well, welcome I guess.  I second Strolen.
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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2006, 10:48:42 PM »
OH s**t, OLDSTERS!
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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2006, 07:55:18 AM »
Welcome Fearghus, I've only been playing for about 9 years, but I've been DMing four about 8 of those years. I too play Vampire and werewolf, but I must admit I dislike the new Requiem edition of the game


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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2006, 05:47:30 PM »
Welcome.  There is a bonus to being a vetran gamer; Moon can't tease you about having books older than you are.  Also, may I just say that your icon rocks.
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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2006, 07:15:13 PM »
Hey there, welcome Fearghus. :D Wow, 20 years. That's quite some time.... though you're not the first gamer I've stumbled across online who's been playing/DMing for a long period of time. :wink:

Oh, yeah, I love your avatar. It's pretty sweet. 8)

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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2006, 02:50:01 PM »
Hello Fearghus. Hope you stick around. Throw in some votes. Let us know what you think!
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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2006, 04:16:57 PM »
I can honestly say that having been gaming for some aspect or another for 20+ years... (Moon has me beat I am sure) it seems to have it's own folder in your mind for memories both good and bad. I can say I have more full complete memories of gaming than I do of virtually any other thing I have ever done. To include sports, movies, books, etc... Gaming tops the list of the most memories.

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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2006, 12:10:54 AM »
I just qualified for 30 years of gaming this week as a matter of fact. 

So my old time game friend, put down some of those great game ideas you have had (or have experienced) over the decades. You can claim them as your own, as few are around to tell you that you were wrong. :)
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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2006, 09:22:31 AM »
d**n Moon...30 years! You have me be beat by 7

Anyway, let me extend a congratulatory 30th anniversary SALUT! (just did a shot of vodka in your honor)

oh and let me throw out a few notes form memory lane for the occasion :)

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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2006, 01:26:02 AM »
15 years, personally.

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Re: New to this site but not to gaming.
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2006, 07:25:18 PM »
Thanks to all who welcomed me. Only took me 120 days to say that. Sorry. I should visit more often. I got tied up in some PbP and was detained, or my character was anyways.
I haven't thought of anything clever yet, but it's coming. Prepare to be dazzeled!