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Farcaster
09-24-2009, 02:12 AM
Pen & Paper Games turns three years old today. It's amazing to me how far we've come in such a short amount of time. This year especially has been filled with major achievements from our first partnerships with Obsidian Portal and Crafty Games, some great press from sites like Wired.com GeekDad Blog and Wizards of the Coast's Dungeon Magazine, to being within inches of cresting over 10,000 members even as our community reaches it's third year.

I know I have said this before, but its worth saying again, and that is that I cannot thank you all enough for helping build such an incredible community! Without you all helping to spread the word and making this a warm and welcoming community, I don't think that we would have come this far -- especially in such a short amount of time.

I'm also pleased to say that after three years, the site finally has a new look, as I am sure you have already noticed. This excellent theme was put together by the ever talented, Lori Hutton, who is a gamer herself, and goes by Rhyssa (http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/member.php?u=9127) here at P&PG. I am VERY happy with the theme she designed. I think it looks awesome!

So with that,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PEN & PAPER GAMES!

Richard Littles
09-24-2009, 02:20 AM
Happy Birthday Pen and Paper Games and here's to another 3 years. :) :third::party::cheer2:

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
09-24-2009, 02:24 AM
HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY, PEN & PAPER GAMES!

Farcaster
09-24-2009, 02:31 AM
Let me know what you guys think of the new look :cool:

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
09-24-2009, 02:32 AM
I like it; it's a nice change.

Richard Littles
09-24-2009, 02:33 AM
I like the new look, especially the hexes... I'm biased towards hexes. :lol:

trechriron
09-24-2009, 02:58 AM
Happy Birthday P&PG!!!!

This is just awesome. I absolutely LOVE the new theme. The hex map faded background thing rules!!

I am confident 10,000 members will be hit before years end.

We need banners!! So we can extra spread the word of P&PG out there starting with our personal web sites!

:laugh: :laugh: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :lol: :lol: :lol: :eek: :eek: :eek: :cool: :cool: :cool: :D :D :D :laugh: :laugh:

Cardboard Tube Knight
09-24-2009, 03:34 AM
This theme is way better. Happy Birthday.

traesin
09-24-2009, 03:40 AM
happy birthday !!! I like the new look too.

The party is at Farcaster place.....:biggrin:

pkapera
09-24-2009, 03:47 AM
Happy birthday indeed. Here's to many more!

Slipstream
09-24-2009, 04:03 AM
Yeah this rocks! I was wondering about the logo and was considering offering to redesign it for ya to spiff it up, but looks like there was no need. Perfect!

JasonYarnell
09-24-2009, 04:11 AM
Very much happiness on birthday. Great new look as well!

Windstar
09-24-2009, 05:51 AM
Let me know what you guys think of the new look :cool:

Love the new design, but not a big fan of green.

Spumis
09-24-2009, 06:29 AM
Happy Birthday! The new theme looks great!

SciSorceress
09-24-2009, 06:53 AM
I love this new look! Happy birthday, P&PG

cplmac
09-24-2009, 07:01 AM
Happy Birthday P&PG, and Congrats to Farcaster for having such a good place to interact with other gamers.


I like the new look, especially how the d20s look like they are made out of jade.

Ezrandi
09-24-2009, 07:05 AM
Happy Birthday and I agree with everyone else..
the new theme rocks

Iceberg
09-24-2009, 07:36 AM
I love the hex grid background.

Arkhemedes
09-24-2009, 08:01 AM
Happy B-day P&PG! Love the new look. I was wondering if the play by posts would be having the different logos based on their different genres (the horror logo for my Ravenloft pbp for example). But I guess not (I asked this same question on the New Theme thread).

GoddessGood
09-24-2009, 08:06 AM
Had to drop in and say a big congrats to Farcaster and everybody here :). 3 years and an impressive member count! Does this mean we're old enough for a sippy cup yet? We can stay up past 7 now?

Also, I love the new digs. Great job!

michael
09-24-2009, 08:11 AM
Had to drop in and say a big congrats to Farcaster and everybody here :). 3 years and an impressive member count! Does this mean we're old enough for a sippy cup yet? We can stay up past 7 now?

Also, I love the new digs. Great job!

Can we get a sippy cup with whiskey?

I like the new logo at the top of the page. Is it a Gaelic scroll?

SiliconScout
09-24-2009, 08:33 AM
WOW 3 years..... you know it feels like the sites been around forever!

Like the look although the logo almost looks like Pen & Paper Sames.

LOL

Looks nice though.

ChaunceyK
09-24-2009, 08:46 AM
Not to sound cliche, but Happy Birthday! I'm genuinely happy for you, Farcaster. I know this site was a labor of love for you, and I'm glad to see it succeed (nevermind the fact its such a beneficial tool for us gamers).

But with that new logo way up on top...does this mean we're changing the site's name to QuillAndParchmentGames.com? :drum:

Libbalou
09-24-2009, 09:20 AM
Nice new look! Congrats! Love the hexes, and love the green, too!

Angelus_Nox
09-24-2009, 09:40 AM
To 3 more years! *raises cup of tea*
At first I "eeked" at the new look (honestly, I said eek), but that was more surprise than dislike. Much less sterile than the old theme =)

Elbryon
09-24-2009, 09:50 AM
Happy Birthday P&PG
The new theme looks great

Bazi
09-24-2009, 10:11 AM
The new look is awesome! I love it! Happy Birthday!!!!

MortonStromgal
09-24-2009, 10:13 AM
Oh WOW!!!! The site looks great!

nijineko
09-24-2009, 10:14 AM
the new theme reminds me strongly of wargaming, what with the terrain colors, textured portions, and hexes in the background. but it's very appropriate for the site. perhaps we can cycle the theme colors through the seasons, holidays, and even genres of gaming as a change is desired. though i must say that i like it. =D will the old and new coloring/theme be available as a site-wide selectable theme in our preferences?

and congrats on the third year anniversary! i posted that link around like you asked, hope you get some traffic from it! =D

Amon Alden
09-24-2009, 10:23 AM
Happy Birthday P&PG!

Still pretty new to the site, but I love it. Here's to continued success.

By the way, I think we might be ready for a big boy cup:laugh:

Burz
09-24-2009, 10:39 AM
WOW 3 years..... you know it feels like the sites been around forever!

Like the look although the logo almost looks like Pen & Paper Sames.

LOL

Looks nice though.

I agree. Or it could look like a J even. If that "G" were fixed, it would be a perfect theme, imo.

Bodlar
09-24-2009, 11:07 AM
Looks amazing! Who ever gave you advice on the new design must have a really great eye ;-P. Big congrats! Can't wait for the party! :laugh:

mrken
09-24-2009, 11:11 AM
Congrats on the three past years, may you have many more.

As for the site's makeover, was not initially impressed with the colors, but now I kind of am growing into it. Must be the green thing as green is a relaxing color. One thing I am sure of though is that it is easier to look at, as the black on white or bright gray was a bit harsh, this new look is more comfortable I think.

Happy days all.

TaiRei
09-24-2009, 11:14 AM
Yay, hexes! Happy b-day, P&PG!

Skunkape
09-24-2009, 11:31 AM
Happy Birthday, and congratz Farcaster!

byd_racer
09-24-2009, 11:44 AM
Happy Birthday Pen & Paper!

The 300 celebrate!

WhiteTiger
09-24-2009, 12:09 PM
Love the new design, but not a big fan of green.


Ditto!!! I love the Hexes but not a big fan of green.

Happy Birthday, Pen & Paper Games !!! :pizza::laser::tea::popcorn::juggle:

Grimwell
09-24-2009, 12:56 PM
Woo Hoo! Congratulations on all your accomplishments over the last year Farcaster!!! Three years down, and so many more to go!

I'm digging on the new theme and like the green, but I'm very partial to softer colors that don't burn holes in my eyes while I'm reading. All that black and white stuff gets hard to read after a while.

Where is the cake?

SneakSneakStabStab
09-24-2009, 12:59 PM
Can we get a sippy cup with whiskey?



I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Site looks great. HAPPY B DAY P&P games!

cplmac
09-24-2009, 01:11 PM
...Where is the cake?


Wait! There's cake! :caked:

ChummerX
09-24-2009, 01:30 PM
A Very Happy Birthday and continued success!!

Weirdokiller
09-24-2009, 02:23 PM
Happy Birthday Pen and Paper Games!!!!!!!!!!

Slipstream
09-24-2009, 05:28 PM
Wait! There's cake! :caked:

It's a lie.

Now that I look at it, the g in the logo is a bit ambiguous. Blame the designer of the font. A quick fix in Illustrator (or whatever program used to make the logo) would do the trick.

Stormhound
09-24-2009, 05:40 PM
Happy Birthday...and yes, the new look is trs cool.

Richard Littles
09-24-2009, 05:46 PM
/jedi mind trick

The cake is delicious.

/jedi mind trick

Farcaster
09-24-2009, 06:04 PM
Did anyone notice that the logos are different in the Sci-Fi and Horror sections, by the way?

Arkhemedes
09-24-2009, 06:25 PM
Did anyone notice that the logos are different in the Sci-Fi and Horror sections, by the way?
Yes, they look great. Unfortunately they do not apply to Sci-Fi and Horror play by posts.

Freejack
09-24-2009, 06:39 PM
Happy Birthday!

The site looks pretty good and even looks good on the iPhone. Can't tell with the Blackberry since I block images (the browser really sucks on the Blackberry).

Carl

Dimthar
09-24-2009, 07:08 PM
feliz cumpleaos!!!!

Frank Jamison
09-24-2009, 07:48 PM
Happy Birthday Pen & Paper Games!

I've made some wonderful friends on here.

Slipstream
09-24-2009, 09:54 PM
Happy Birthday!

The site looks pretty good and even looks good on the iPhone. Can't tell with the Blackberry since I block images (the browser really sucks on the Blackberry).

I concur on the mobile front. Looks great on webOS.

kirksmithicus
09-25-2009, 12:17 AM
Happy Birthday to P&P.

Looking good.

Banshee
09-25-2009, 01:52 AM
Happy Birthday P&PG!!! Here's to many more to come!!! Great new look, too. I guess it's not only wine that improves with age.

maldar
09-25-2009, 12:48 PM
Happy B-Day P&P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AzgrymnThePale
09-26-2009, 04:20 AM
Good job Pen and Paper and good job Rhyssa! I'd like to thank you all for making such a cool site! Good luck in your struggles!

-Rogue

GreyJay
09-26-2009, 05:25 AM
Happy B-day! Looks great on my Iphone.

Thorn
09-26-2009, 01:08 PM
It looks great .