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Offline RGTraynor

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Good evening!
« on: May 24, 2009, 12:10:01 AM »
I'm Bob; pleased to meet you. 

MoonHunter was kind enough to invite me off of RPG.net, but I'd stumbled across this site several months ago looking for more city shops - when you've already filled a 1200 shop city and several 100-shop cities, you just plain run out of inspiration - and appreciated the quality and ideas into which I ran.

I've been GMing for 31 years, mostly using GURPS, for which I was an original playtester and haven't looked back since.  I've had a modest gamewriting career, for Steve Jackson Games, Iron Crown, Gamelords, Mayfair and a few others - it paid for a new car and hockey season tickets, at the least.

I'm likely to post a honking amount of stuff.  Even discounting system specific items, my Renaissance fantasy gameworld's been around for a long, long time, and I've thousands of shops, NPCs and institutions.  To a lesser extent, I've also a bunch of stuff available for French Revolution-era games (having written GURPS Scarlet Pimpernel and run campaigns based in the milieu) and will get around to putting some of it up.

In terms of discussions and comments, I'm a ferocious realism bug.  My undergrad minor was in medieval economics (seriously), and I'm extremely persnickety about what's feasible and what isn't; one of my pet peeves is the presumption that the words "magic" or "fantasy" automatically preclude versimilitude.  Beyond that, I'm a nautical historian, a demographics wonk and practice as a paralegal in real life.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2009, 12:19:17 AM by RGTraynor »
It's not that I don't understand what you're saying.  It's that I don't *agree* with what you're saying.

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Re: Good evening!
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 07:45:13 AM »
Ya hey der Bob.

I bet you didn't even notice that I flipped your name around and spelled it backwards!

Saw that you jumped right into submissions and linking and doing all the fun things we know and love. Not allowing your own freetext is a new restriction, but once you hit level 5 you can start organizing your subs that way too.  Chance are an admin will put in a freetext of your choice before that though if you continue to add your gameworld.

Looking forward to your submissions! Looks like we should prepare for an infusion of stuff into the Citadel and that is exciting! You comments and votes will be a new perspective as well that I am sure many will appreciate.

Hockey? I am forever a Blackhawks fan with a mix of Red Wings due to my wife's family but haven't followed very well for a long time. We had season tickets to San Fran Spiders back in the day because I just like any hockey anywhere.

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Re: Good evening!
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 06:15:05 AM »
Yeah, go minor leagues: GURPS Scarlet Pimpernel blatantly paid for two years worth of AHL Springfield Indians season tickets, and I actually put the intention to do so in the book.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2009, 12:42:24 PM by RGTraynor »
It's not that I don't understand what you're saying.  It's that I don't *agree* with what you're saying.

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Re: Good evening!
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 06:49:01 PM »
Welcome aboard skipper Bob!
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Re: Good evening!
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 09:09:31 AM »
Yo!

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Good evening!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 01:03:13 PM »
Welcome aboard and please, don't let my lack of tact drive you to other pastures.


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Re: Good evening!
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009, 01:08:23 PM »
Heh, well, MoonHunter can tell you I can get caustic, so I wouldn't worry.
It's not that I don't understand what you're saying.  It's that I don't *agree* with what you're saying.