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Engar
06-16-2008, 04:15 PM
Before referencing material or providing world info, I am gauging interest and opening discussion. I actually prefer it happen on this thread so everyone can discuss details and see results together (or hear ***crickets*** when I am not tilting at windmills if that be the case).

Topic 1:
If this is at my home I am easy going and open to most games as long as they are fun (I do prefer more roleplay) so the Fantasy/DnD above is optional. No drugs. Really, I will arrest you.

Topic 2:
I prefer to limit it to 21yrs or older. I actually hope some non-creepy 30+'ers will hop on board since roleplaying with all early 20's might make me feel a little creepy.

Topic 3:
Best days/times. I prefer Saturday or Sunday afternoon and either weekly or bi-weekly: every other (or aim for weekly and end up in between). Tell me what the group can/wants to do.

Topic 4:
If I run it is a low materials homebrew (probably PHB and a little custom stuff only) and would not be 4e since it just did not inspire me (I would still play). I might run a short d6 Starwars game just for fun until the group "stabilizes". If so, I have all the stuff and the game is not rules intensive, hence the good gap filler during any early turn over. It is also easy to plan and fast paced.

Topic 5:
This one belongs to you. Heck toss out a 6 or 7 if you feel the need. I forgot something. I would tell you what if I remembered.

JamieH
06-20-2008, 04:12 PM
Heya,

I'd be interested in playing. I have been playing RPG's for more than 20 years. Started with Fasa Star Trek in 1986... I still have the books. I loved WEG's Star Wars system. Played that from release on. Star Wars d20 isnt bad either. My truest passion is D&D (edition doesn't stop roleplaying high fantasy.) Your buddy Mike dropped me a line and told me to contact you. Let me know what the plan is. I can run or play. I recently acquired 4e. I like it. My first run through was a tremendous hit with my daughter and her friends.

James

Engar
06-20-2008, 04:50 PM
I never played any Star Trek. I loved the shows (all of them to greater or lesser degree).

I am invited to a couple games this weekend (they are not weekly games, just fell on the same weekend) and they sound good.

I can probably still host bi-weekly (every other) and not have my wife kill me. If I end up loving all three and my schedule gets tight I might be in a bind, but an embarrassment of riches is nothing to complain about. I was unsure I would find any games after the move.


My truest passion is D&D (edition doesn't stop roleplaying high fantasy.)James

I agree, I am not a big fan of 4e, but I also realize I haven't given it much of a chance.

Igbutton
06-20-2008, 09:14 PM
Hi there

I'm just popping in to say I'd love to play, whatever ends up being ran chances are I'll be cool with it. I always try to see a system for it merits rather than it's flaws.

I've been gaming for about 7 years now (I'm 25 I hope that's not too young).

Weekends are best for me, though I could do a weekday but it would have to start late. Weekly is my preference.

I've been checking out 4E and I like what I see and I hear it's really good, but I'd like to practice before I start preaching.

Engar
06-21-2008, 02:40 AM
I am basically out of town from next weekend through the 5th for a visit back to IL. Right after that I start my TX ACP so weekends or possibly Friday night would be best on my end. I could not do a late weeknight.

LOL, 25 oughta do. I think Mike (or Michael?) is 22 or something. I would like to see a couple older gamers join up just because... I don't know, it just seems I might relate more or something. It doesn't really matter that much as long as we have a good time with it.

Omegaman
06-21-2008, 09:32 PM
I am looking for a group. Mine is kinda falling apart it looks like. Age of Conan seems to have sucked up the majority of interest so there's really only about 3 of us left. I'm not much of a computer fanatic so I'm out in the cold when it comes to the MMOs, or whatever they are. I enjoy role-playing and like playing and GMing.

Really pretty easygoing. I like playing weekly and really look forward to my game time. I have been playing on Saturdays in the evening and would like to keep it that way if possible. I have 1-2 other players that may be interested depending on your group.

I also have a campaign I am preparing to run, so if I find players I enjoy, I may offer to do that and see if there are any takers. At this point, I would like to play and get to know some new gamers.

Oh, umm, guess I should stay on point.

1. My house is not good for a game, too many small bodies running around.
2. LOL I hope I qualify as a non-creepy 30+. It would REALLY depend on how broad you paint with the creepy brush.
3. Saturday evening. Used to playing from 7 or 8 upto 12 to 2. Am flexible but don't like to give up too much of my saturday daytime cause I like to see my kids.
4. Like I said, want to run a campaign, Arcana Evolved mostly, but only when I feel comfortable with the players cause it's designed as a long term game. I will play in almost anything as long as it's fun. Not into 4e so much. But as stated, I'm really easygoing.

Ok, well that's about it for me. Let me know.

Carl
817-210-4379 office
214-497-5545 cell

Engar
06-22-2008, 08:13 PM
Regarding the creepy referrence: I am thinking along the lines of sex offenders or anyone with a history of earning and/or ignoring restraining orders.

I can play every Saturday starting between 7-8, but my wife tends to go to bed early and get up early so midnight is probably the limit. Even playing until midnight I might propose the computer room (essentially a 13x10 unfurnished bedroom where I could toss a table and chairs) instead of the main living area.

Hmmm... Age of Conan you say? Just kidding, I avoid MMOs.

Engar
06-22-2008, 10:48 PM
BTW: If you search my posts you will probably get a pretty good idea of my play style (under the stats tab if you look at my profile I think).

Engar
06-23-2008, 01:24 PM
Looks like we have at least three players so far. Does Saturday evenings work for everyone? I was thinking start around 6pm and plan to end by midnight? I suggest the first time we get together at a pub or bookstore cafe or something just to meet and discuss what game, what times, etc and to share the old gaming yarns. How does the 7th or the 14th look?

About Mike (whom I have never met): He was excited to help organize which I dislike doing. Last I checked he was not planning to host and the only criteria I asked was to post everything here so we stay on the same page. He vaguely mentioned a google group in response to my email today which I could not find.

I have no idea what he might be telling everyone so before it gets confused, I am using *ONLY THIS THREAD* to arrange the group. Mike is proving quite the character, LOL. I haven't a clue what he is doing.

Igbutton
06-23-2008, 06:32 PM
7th and the 14th are Mondays in July. Unless you mean June, which would be awesome cause that means you have the ability to travel time with science or perhaps the majiks.

The 5th and the 12th are the first Saturdays in July. 5th could be a problem for people cause the the holiday and all. I know I could make it on the 12th but I don't want to make plans right now for the 5th.

sead0g
06-23-2008, 08:50 PM
Ah! Too bad ya'll weren't more interested in the 4th edition or the latest Star Wars edition. I'll keep an eye on ya'll though.:eek:

Engar
06-23-2008, 09:40 PM
7th and the 14th are Mondays in July. Unless you mean June, which would be awesome cause that means you have the ability to travel time with science or perhaps the majiks.

The 5th and the 12th are the first Saturdays in July. 5th could be a problem for people cause the the holiday and all. I know I could make it on the 12th but I don't want to make plans right now for the 5th.

LOL, yup I looked at June. Unfortunately, the prototype failed so July 5th or 12th it is. I suspected the 5th might prove an issue (which is what I actually meant and thank you).

So, the 12th anyone?

Also, I just played in a Saga game and loved it. I just do not have any Saga materials (yet) and was more thinking of a quick and easy intro filler type game. I am also not ruling out 4e completely. I concede that reading is not playing and I have yet to play. But I will say I have the PHB and am not further investing in 4e right now.

Igbutton
06-23-2008, 11:34 PM
I currently in a Saga game right now. It's a whole lot of fun.

Don't know if this sways you opinion any but most of us in the group feel that saga is the step between 3.5 and 4th and so far everyone likes it.

Engar
06-24-2008, 01:37 AM
Okay, okay, if the majority agrees I will run a 4e DnD game. I will put my prejudices aside and make the absolute best of it in hopes of proving all the critics wrong. If with all that the system is still ugly or I fail to do it justice I propose switching to either someone else storytelling or Star Wars Saga may be popular if it is not overkill.

I am not familiar with Arcana Evolved, but if people know and like it, Omegaman offered to run and had a head start on it as well so that could be a good second option.

I still propose some one shot introductory adventures for the first two or three sessions in case some come or go and to work out the kinks before committing to a running game.

We can run the paces here or figure it out when we get together. I think only one person said they could set aside some time on the 12th (other than me).

Igbutton
06-24-2008, 01:55 AM
Don't get me wrong Engar, I don't want to twist anyone's arm to get them to run something they don't want. I've had tons of fun with 3.5 games and I don't feel the need to switch just because something new came out. I just commenting that you liked Saga which is similar to 4th in a lot of ways so you might not find it all that bad.

I'm not familiar with Arcana Evolved either but I'll be happy to try it.

I agree we should just meet up and play some one shots/munchkin just to break the ice see what falls through.

Engar
06-24-2008, 02:18 AM
Its not so much others twisting my arm as it is the controversy. A number of people I know to be reasonable and logical are on either side of the issue. I tend to agree more with the naysayers from my own reading, but then I did really enjoy Saga and everyone makes that comparison.

I am in a position to play with other people completely new to 4e as well and I have no ties to an old homebrew. I have easy access to setting information since most of my old homebrew development revolved around story more than stats and none of it is familiar to a new set of players. If I really want to give 4e a fair shot it does not get much better.

JamieH
06-24-2008, 06:55 AM
I'd be willing to play anything D&D or Starwars. I don't know Arcana Evolved either. Saturday evenings are great for me. I'd be willing to meet whichever Monday, Friday or whatever the group decides. Whereas I'd love to play I can also GM Starwars or D&D. So engar if you really want to try 4e I have the books and can DM.

Cheers!

Engar
06-24-2008, 10:47 AM
I replaced my order for the DMG & MM yesterday. We can always flip a coin or arm wrestle!

July 12th is a Saturday. There is a half-price books down the road. I don't remember if half-priced has a cafe or anything though.

Cinematic Sunset
06-24-2008, 05:54 PM
Ok Ok Ok, so my bad Nate. I've met up with a couple of my friends from school and got so excited I just kinda ran with them and started the google group and one thing led to another... I'm sorry, friend. I haven't been very compliant or helpful.
I hope its not too late to be a possible member of your group. I'd really like to. I can still offer my friend's coffee shop as a place to play, if it works out better for everyone. Its on beltline, just west of 67. White Rhino coffee shop.
Again, I really didnt mean to get carried away. In my mind, I figured we would each work out something and whomever got theirs together first... or something. I dont know. I promise I'm not a horrible addition to a group. But I'll understand if you disagree.
For what its worth, the 12th is awesome for me.

Engar
06-24-2008, 10:02 PM
Mike: You are welcome to come join us on the 12th and after. Of course, you are still fired from your own invented volunteer position, lol.

Cinematic Sunset
06-25-2008, 07:47 AM
Awesome! I would've had to ask for a raise, if you'd kept me on; All the hours I put in and wot wot.
Around what time and where on the 12th, or will we cross that bridge as the date approaches?
And I'm pretty sure the half-price in Cedar Hill doesn't have a cafe. I think. It's been a while, but they didn't like 2 years ago. ..? o.O

Omegaman
06-25-2008, 09:50 AM
Arcana Evolved is Monte Cook's directors cut of D&D3.5. I love DMing more than anything, but I am not in a big hurry to start a game with players I do not know. So I'll just be a follower for right now.

Also, I have the core PDFs for 4E if you want them. I have studied it and I won't be buying any 4E. 3.5 is video gamey and super hero enough for me. I am actually getting pretty interested in GURPS these days. However, I will play in 4E if that is the consensus, (I love gaming).

This saturday is the 28th and Sunday is the 29th. Is there a reason we are not meeting up this weekend in order to got to know each other? Seems like there's plenty of time to plug it into the schedule.

Cinematic Sunset
06-25-2008, 11:35 AM
Our main squeeze leader man is going out of town on the 27th and wont be back until the 6th, if I remember correctly. I could have sworn he posted that up here already... o.O

Engar
06-25-2008, 12:08 PM
There will be no squeezing. Yes, I am out of town from Friday morning the 27th until the following Friday (4th) or Saturday morning (5th) depending on traffic, etc. My wife and I are driving back to visit in IL for the week so I will be off the grid unless I briefly borrow a computer.

Omegaman
06-25-2008, 06:07 PM
Well, in the meantime then, until the 12th, for anyone who would like to drive to Euless this Sat., you are welcome to do so. Bring a 3.5 Eberron Warforged with you and you can explore "something" at the base of the End World mountains. We're not sure what it is yet, we just got there.

Since I have been 2 weeks without gaming I need to get my fix I guess. If you're interested, let me know.

ergh99
07-01-2008, 10:40 AM
I moved to Arlington near the beginning of June and I'm eager to find a game out this way. I'm excited about 4E but not to the exclusion of other systems or games.

Igbutton
07-01-2008, 04:42 PM
WoW ,ergh you are right next to me. Do you happen to live in Cinnamon Park apts?

Anyway you may already have gathered from the thread but our potential GM guy is currently out of town. I doubt he'll mind another player though.

Engar
07-02-2008, 08:07 PM
I am back in town. I am looking at where to get together on the 12th. I am leaning toward Barnes & Noble since I think they have a cafe.

ergh99
07-03-2008, 11:33 AM
I'm near Park Row and Oxford. I'll be back in town on the 9th.

Engar
07-07-2008, 09:28 PM
Okay, unless I am looking at June again, this Saturday is the 12th. Can we agree on this...

Saturday the 12th
7pm in the cafe
Barnes and Noble
305 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
?

We can discuss game style and get an idea what we want to do going forward. I also propose the following Saturday for character creation or a one shot if players can do two in a row.

I know one gamer so far. Happens Igbutton and I were referencing the same Saga game which I just joined. I have no idea what he thinks about it, but I can breath a little easier knowing at least one other person is less erratic than Mike!

I have decided I want to run the first game since I am hosting. I just want to be sure my style fits with the first GM :). I keep thinking it might be horrible if I do not enjoy the game someone else runs in my living room before I know them well enough to politely mention something. Everyone may of course feel free to lie to me about how great my game is.

Kidding, we can evaluate as a group after a couple sessions if it is solid enough to run with or consider alternatives in game and/or GM. Time permiting and players willing we might even work an alternating schedule down the road or something. We may still want to jump through a couple one shots just for ice breakers too.

Igbutton
07-07-2008, 09:39 PM
I'll be there. I'll bring Munchkin and we can all have a blast getting to know each other as we kill, loot, and backstab our way to level 10.

Engar
07-07-2008, 09:53 PM
LOL, why is a guy in Oregon voting in this poll?

Webhead
07-09-2008, 03:50 PM
I'll be there. I'll bring Munchkin and we can all have a blast getting to know each other as we kill, loot, and backstab our way to level 10.

Oooh, Munchkin is fun, fun, fun! In what other game will you find thieves whose "backstab" ability only works against other party members? :D :D :D

Engar
07-09-2008, 06:44 PM
Saturday the 12th
7pm in the cafe
Barnes and Noble
305 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Engar
07-10-2008, 08:15 AM
BTW you can vote for more than one option on the poll.

ergh99
07-10-2008, 01:45 PM
I'll be there on Saturday!

Cinematic Sunset
07-10-2008, 07:31 PM
Saturday it is!

Engar
07-11-2008, 01:07 PM
Saturday the 12th
7pm in the cafe
Barnes and Noble
305 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Engar
07-13-2008, 07:05 PM
It was great to meet all of you! I look forward to the game.

Regarding the forums at www.abberant.com (http://www.abberant.com). Since I get several dozen emails from the forums each day of attempts to register (all spambots) which I ignore, I set up the same usernames as each of you have on PnP using the last four digits of the provided phone numbers as the password. If you want the ability to post there you now have it and may change the password and/or update your profile.

We can continue posting here, but the ability to establish gaming groups (forum subgroups) seems beyond normal permissions. That means increasing function beyond what we have here in this thread is limited and additional threads we might create are not going to be "grouped" for easy access (at least without special accomodations from Farcaster).

I may be missing something since I am slightly proficient and by no means a guru(ergh99?), but at present I cannot even update/change the poll for this existing thread.

Cinematic Sunset
07-13-2008, 09:11 PM
Hey, I went to your site and I set up a profile but after I hit submit it logged me out and refuses to let me back in. I did change my password, does that have to be approved or something?

Engar
07-13-2008, 09:41 PM
Hey, I went to your site and I set up a profile but after I hit submit it logged me out and refuses to let me back in. I did change my password, does that have to be approved or something?

I guess so. It deactivated your account. It is active again now. Thanks for posting to tell me. I guess for others it might be wise to post on the intro board before changing a password so I know to reactivate.

I wish there was a setting to change, but my messageboard is not as advanced and any better permissions would allow self-registration as well. I had it set for that originally and the spambots were smarter than the available dynamic registration criteria. It was a mess. If you notice the BB has well over 300 registered users (with well over 300 of them spambots and all inactive as long as I disallow self-registering).

Updating the messageboard is apparently beyond my ability or unacceptable to my host. As attempts to load a more recent version failed for multiple attempts. I am also not skilled in changing the skin so it remains generic.

Engar
07-14-2008, 02:55 AM
I reset the BB at abberant.com. Mike you need to 1st post again. The usernames and passwords are back as below. No one should have to be activated again by admin when changing their profile now.

Cinematic Sunset
07-14-2008, 09:14 PM
Whats my password, o.O? I tried both new and old and neither worked. ...why am I the one with all the problems? Always with the Parker Luck...

Engar
07-14-2008, 10:30 PM
Sorry, I failed to manually activate the account. All set now and should not have to reactivate (if I know what I am doing anyway...).

Omegaman
07-16-2008, 10:40 PM
aaa

Nexus_01
10-26-2008, 12:59 PM
Hello. I just moved to south Dallas and am looking for a group. I had to leave the group that I had been gaming with for seven years. :( However, I've had a pretty diverse experience when it comes to # of systems played. Although, I'll admit, my last group was a little mechanics driven. But my first few role playing groups didn't even use battle-maps. So I'm pretty comfortable with whatever point on the continuum the party settles at. My most annoying gaming quirk is probably that I like to design artifacts, with really long descriptions, and get disappointed when no one else cares.

Please email at Nexus_01@hotmail.com

Nexus_01
10-26-2008, 01:01 PM
Hello. I just moved to south Dallas and am looking for a group. I had to leave the group that I had been gaming with for seven years. :( However, I've had a pretty diverse experience when it comes to # of systems played. Although, I'll admit, my last group was a little mechanics driven. But my first few role playing groups didn't even use battle-maps. So I'm pretty comfortable with whatever point on the continuum the party settles at. My most annoying gaming quirk is probably that I like to design artifacts, with really long descriptions, and get disappointed when no one else cares.

Please email at Nexus_01@hotmail.com

DW120
11-27-2008, 02:47 PM
Is this still going on?

Engar
11-28-2008, 12:23 AM
Still going if it survives the holidays break.

DW120
11-28-2008, 02:20 AM
Let me know, I might be interested :)

MooNinja
01-22-2009, 04:56 PM
Did this group survive the holidays ? :)

Rochin
01-22-2009, 05:08 PM
Hopefully it is still going, my luck for gaming has fizzled lately. I would run something, but I have no room to host.

Igbutton
01-22-2009, 08:34 PM
Yes we have survived the holidays! We could use a few good gamers though... If any of you are interested in a Friday game send me, Ergh, or Engar a private message. Or just post in here and we'll get back to you.

Elguapo72
05-16-2009, 08:58 PM
If you are still looking for players for almost anything
I'm willing