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Offline Stork

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Greetings all
« on: February 08, 2014, 08:17:31 PM »
I have been lurking for some time and have finally taken the plunge. I am a want-a-be writer, new DM, former player(2nd edition) and would like to play again.

I too started with the "Red box" but at the time did not quite understand the game. I knew it was the game for me but with no one to guide me way back then I dropped it. The next step in my fantasy life was reading my very first book. Raymond E. Feist  "Magician: Apprentice" at age 19. Quite late for my first book but have made up for not reading in my early years and have several hundred books under my belt now. Robert Jordan, Raymond E Feist, R A Salvatore, David Eddings are some of my favorites. A year later I got a roommate that Played D&D and was invited to play. What followed was a very intense year of gaming(and drinking). Fast forward 25 years and the entire series from Robert Jordan. I introduced my nephew  to D&D. I am a poor DM but him and his friends did have an incredibly fun time. We will be doing it again soon.

Researching for the game with my nephew is how I found this site. I do have a great imagination and am full of ideas. My two biggest problems are a lack of experience at DMing and coming up with names that are appropriate. I am sure that the good folks here will be able to help me out and I most defiantly hope that I will be able to help others in return.

Looking forward to hear form the combine knowledge of the Citadel.

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Re: Greetings all
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 09:28:16 PM »
Good to have you, Stork!

While there are lots of ideas here to use in-game, there are also a lot of articles on the fine art of GMing.

Personally, naming is my absolute least favorite thing, so I feel your pain.

Anyway, it is good to have you on board. We have a lot of random conversations in chat (big and little), as well as in the forums, so if you're ever stuck on something, feel free to join in or give us a shout.

Fair warning... we are a loony bunch (don't worry, we can be kind to storks as well), though you may have caught a glimpse of that already if ye've been lurking.
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Re: Greetings all
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 02:53:11 AM »
Feist FTW. I just put him on the list rereads. Been a long time!

Thanks for registering, always good to see a converted BH!

Hope you find yourself comfortable and start loading us up with your ideas. And we don't care if you call characters Jon Smith or even something as dumb sounding as Bilbo. The idea will shine through!

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Re: Greetings all
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 08:37:16 AM »
Thanks for the welcome.

I am still learning to navigate the site and am working on my first submission. A rather fun and amusing idea I used that could lead to a side plot, money making opportunity, or just wasting away some of the PC's hard earned money.

Love the loon/stork pun.

Pardon my ignorance, but what is a converted BH?

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Re: Greetings all
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 09:54:50 AM »
BH: short for Barbarian Horde. I.E. the folks who come to the Citadel, raid it for ideas, and then head off back to their savage camps for gaming. (In some places they might be referred to as "unregistered users" but that sounds so... bland.)
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Re: Greetings all
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 12:12:12 PM »
welcome, Stork! You will find all you need here!
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Re: Greetings all
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 02:24:15 PM »
Oh, and just to be clear. The Citadel Tome of Law states in Volume IV page 111 paragraph 2 (and duplicated in table 4.12) that "no bird or creature, to include but not limited to storks, are allowed, authorized or approved to drop babies down chimneys, be placed on doorsteps or otherwise carry infant children through the air space of Strolen's Citadel".

It goes on a bit but that is the key sentence. So no dropping babies off around here anywhere. Last time that happened, well, we had to rewrite some of the Tome of Law so it was not pretty.

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Re: Greetings all
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 09:02:41 PM »
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The Citadel Tome of Law states in Volume IV page 111 paragraph 2 (and duplicated in table 4.12) that "no bird or creature, to include but not limited to storks, are allowed, authorized or approved to drop babies down chimneys, be placed on doorsteps or otherwise carry infant children through the air space of Strolen's Citadel".

Is this part of the "Roommate agreement"?  :wink: :wink:

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Re: Greetings all
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2014, 02:57:46 AM »
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Re: Greetings all
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 07:52:39 AM »
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