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04-09-2010, 05:24 PM
First, a quick clarification: By "biweekly," we mean every other week, but we'd really like to play a bit more than that. Perhaps 3 times/month-ish, depending on people's schedules.

We are looking for another one or two people to round out a new D&D 4e game (actually, itll only mostly be D&D 4e, but more details on that later). We played growing up, but haven't found time to play as adults until recently. We started another campaign recently, but lost a couple players for work reasons and have decided to start another one. Unfortunately, most of our friends are non-gamers, so we're spreading the net a bit wider.

Us: Some relatively normal people, with a healthy dose of closet-nerd sprinkled in. We have jobs and most of us have families and we all pay our taxes. You'd never pick us out of a line-up of potential D&D players, but we're not ashamed of admitting that we'd happily spend an evening hacking up goblins.

You: Maybe you're like us; you think of playing now and then, but have no idea with whom you'd play. Or maybe youre a seasoned veteran. Maybe you played as a kid, and maybe you didn't. Maybe you wanted to, but your older brother didn't let you. It's a plus if you know the rules, but not knowing them is okay, too, as long as you're willing to do a little homework. You could be any age, any race (except Orc), male or female, whatever. Most importantly, you're interested in having fun as part of a collaborative, supportive, creative, open-minded group.

The Style: Casual - in other words, we don't spend the evening speaking in funny accents cause well that makes us uncomfortable. We do take the game "seriously," but by that we just mean that we pay attention and we make every effort to make the game fun. We also place importance on teamwork - otherwise, what's the point of getting together?

Time & Frequency: Thursdays are currently our day of choice, though that could change if the group agrees. We're hoping to play a bit more than twice/month, but it will depend on peoples schedules. Maybe we can play five times every two months. We'd start at 6 or 7 and go until we get tired (11?). Dinner would be take out. Our general rule is that if one person can't make it, we play anyway (unless it's the DM, of course), but if two people can't make it, we reschedule. Of course, its always best if everybody can be there.

Place: Usually Palo Alto, but sometimes other places to make driving times fair. E.g., maybe well play in the city once in a while, but we wont meet farther south than Palo Alto and we wont meet in the East Bay.

Online: We'll also post some stuff online so we can make better use of our in-person sessions (e.g., the DM might set up the next session a bit and the players might make some group decisions that get them to the next dungeon or city or wherever). This isn't a big time commitment, but it does entail checking the forum now and then and contributing when appropriate.

Combat/Roleplaying: We'll probably be about 75% combat with 25% role playing. If you're the kind of person that REALLY loves the story and just tolerates the combat, this probably isn't for you. But if you're the kind of person that enjoys the combat, and enjoys it even more if there's a good story woven in, then great! We do love our characters and we try to go the extra mile to breath life into them.

Main rule set will be D&D 4e (which most of us just learned, so it's totally okay if you don't have it down cold - everybody is very mellow and friendly and helpful with that stuff). But the campaign will, from time to time, use some other rule sets. Yes, that probably piqued your curiosity a bit, so if youre interested we can discuss that a bit more.

Hopefully thats enough info about us. If youre interested, please write and tell us a bit about yourself and maybe we can meet for a coffee or just have a chat on the phone. Thanks for reading.

04-11-2010, 04:42 PM
Is this the group with Lisa D.? I got the notice that your group is 2 miles away from me and that piqued my interest. I'm really only available on Friday evening because I work late and teach some other evenings throughout the year. Thursday is particular is sacrosanct; it is my wife's knitting night. I've been gaming for about 7 years now. I've GMed both D&D 3.5 and GURPS. I haven't bought any 4e books but am willing to learn. I'd be interested in learning more about your group.


04-11-2010, 08:20 PM
It sounds interesting -- I'm a bi-weekly player myself...I'm married with a 6 year old son, so I have to balance things between games and family :)

I've played D&D since 1981 (expert) and since then played some versions more than others. I have only recently got back into it. I have played 4e and read the rules thoroughly (at least on the player's side). So ...I've done my "homework" you could say. I'm curious about the rule additions you are bringing in :)

One small problem might be location. I live closer to San Jose. Palo Alto is doable, but SF would be too far to be practical for me. If you would like to talk further please contact me here.


04-12-2010, 08:02 PM
To zerfinity... not the same group. Sorry. But that doesn't mean you're not welcome. I'll poll the group and see if we can figure out a different night, but I think Thurs might be the only opening for one of us.

04-13-2010, 10:05 PM
I'm interested. A newbie, but familiar with the rules. Live in Redwood City.

07-06-2010, 06:10 PM
Hey gang,

I played D&D as a kid and am really hoping to get back into it. Your group and schedule sounds great. Are you still in need of players? Thanks!


07-25-2010, 04:02 PM

My family and I just moved to the area from Pittsburgh, PA. I'm looking for a group to join up with. I'm in the mature range (late 30s) and have played various RPGs since junior high. Do you have any open slots?