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"Hail fellow, well met!"
« on: September 05, 2010, 08:28:55 AM »
Gah, introductions are always awkward.  They are, however, a required unpleasantry if one wishes to be courteous.  So here goes:

I am Dossta: ring-bearer, computer-whisperer and anti-entropy specialist.  It has been my fortune to be involved in several gaming groups during high school and college, but my sad fate to never see a campaign to its end.  Reality always seemed to creep up on me and I was always forced to quit gaming for some reason or other.  For this reason, I consider myself to be a relatively new player, though I've flirted with RPGs many times over the years.

I have played D&D 3.5 (Forgotten Realms & Eberron settings), and Vampire the Masquerade.

In the interest of seeing a campaign to its end, I am now considering trying my hand at GMing -- canned adventures at first, but I have ideas for my own campaign that I would love to bring to life.  None of my current friends are really tabletop gamers, so I expect that we will all be learning together.  Joining this site was really a first step towards this goal, and I hope to learn a few things about being a GM and to get some creative feedback for my ideas.
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Re: "Hail fellow, well met!"
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 12:41:38 PM »
Awesome, welcome to the Citadel! I myself understand your predicament. I've never been able to do much tabletop, but life always seems to kill my attempts to do forum games. I've GMed a few sessions with some friends, and I can say it's both terrifying and exhilarating the first time you do it. This is a wonderful place to get ideas for the first time you spread your appendages and attempt to make like a flying llama.
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Re: "Hail fellow, well met!"
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 02:19:30 AM »
Yikes, a cursed roleplayer, often called "the one who shall never witness the end of a campaign", or just "Oosah, Prince of Veiled Endings" among friends.

Welcome Oosah, errr, Dossta!

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Re: "Hail fellow, well met!"
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 07:33:59 PM »
Excellent! Welcome.

My first GM was a nightmare. Had an adventure planned for 5 total, all pretty close friends so I wouldn't be so nervous. Two ended up bringing a couple friends and we ended up with 8 - 10. The fear of the night blotted my exact memory but it was way too many for my first foray into GMship. The game was OK but a few were bored as I had trouble making up enough to entertain them all. Nightmare!

You never know what the night will bring, but regardless, you will have fun bringing your ideas to life!

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Re: "Hail fellow, well met!"
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 03:48:19 AM »
Hey there.
Feel free to hit us up on advice, more publicly through the forum, and even through private messages, if you like a specific sub and need hints how to use it in your game.

I myself have seen a dozen campaigns trail away into the mist, but my pride is one that has not died and is running for like 9 years now, with the occasional session still occurring at irregular intervals.
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Re: "Hail fellow, well met!"
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010, 06:34:48 AM »
Hey! I was your first GM!

You saying I am nightmarish? :p

*Throws llama balls at Strolen*

Excellent! Welcome.

My first GM was a nightmare. Had an adventure planned for 5 total, all pretty close friends so I wouldn't be so nervous. Two ended up bringing a couple friends and we ended up with 8 - 10. The fear of the night blotted my exact memory but it was way too many for my first foray into GMship. The game was OK but a few were bored as I had trouble making up enough to entertain them all. Nightmare!

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Re: "Hail fellow, well met!"
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010, 08:19:07 PM »
Llama balls....tasty.

Wait, that sounded horrible.

Anyway, I mistyped...meant to write my first GM experience. That was me that was horrible...although my first GM was really horrible too. :)

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Re: "Hail fellow, well met!"
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010, 10:05:34 AM »
"Hmmmmmm, llama balls . . . "  *takes notes*  "Potent weapon.  Powerful yet . . . tasty?"  *blanches*

Thanks all for the welcome.  It's good to know that the people here are open to PMs for advice -- I'll probably be needing some soon, as I plan to start gaming within the next few months.  In the meantime this has been a great way to get feedback on my writing.  I really value constructive criticism from people of intelligence.   8)

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Re: "Hail fellow, well met!"
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 11:22:08 AM »
People of intelligence, you say? Where? :P
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