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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:45 pm 
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Seanskispeth here from Seattle. I'm actually relatively new to RPGs. Only 6 years or so. I started with the Cypher system and 5e, but pretty quickly got into OSR and exclusively ran S&W for the last couple of years or so. My intro to DCC came via the Appendix N route. I've been a big reader of Weird pulp and Sword & Sorcery, since my early 20s, so DCC seemed like a pretty good fit. I'm about to run my first real DCC module in a few weeks (Not in Kansas Anymore) and I'm pretty excited! I'm also a big reader of history, philosophy, & critical theory. Huzzah!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:34 pm 
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FLGS: Vagabond (Auckland) It doesn't carry any Goodman products.
Hello; I'm in Auckland.

I've been playing RPGs since 1981 Basic and 2nd edition Call of Cthulhu; other games played around that period include AD&D, Gamma World, Boot Hill, Star Frontiers, Runequest, Ringworld, Elfquest, Tunnels & Trolls, Car Wars, Space 1889, and many others escaping me at the moment.

My current interests are DCC/MCC, OSR, 5E, Conan, John Carter, Savage Worlds (various), and a few others.

I backed the last two big GG Kickstarters and will continue to back future ones. My immediate future purchasing plans include the Purple Planet box and modules and the Chained Coffin HC whenever they start taking pre-orders.

I was already reading some Appendix N material (Tolkien and Moorcock, at minimum, plus comics adaptations of other material) before I started playing D&D back in the dimdark. I was soon reading Lovecraft and Leiber and a few others. I got into Vance a bit later, in undergrad.

I rediscovered and began to collect Appendix N around 2003 when in graduate school and working at a science fiction specialty bookstore. I am currently obsessed with Leigh Brackett, but I reread all of my favourites every few years. Leiber, Smith, Moorcock, etc., etc.

Main interests include Dying Earth and Zothique-esque settings, Burroughsian/Merritian (is that a word? it is now!) lost world/race, Burroughsian/Brackettian (ditto!) Planetary Romance, and Sword and Sorcery.

I am very much looking forward to the Empire of the East and Dying Earth settings, and to reading the massive backlog of Appendix N articles on the GG website.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:57 pm 
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sjblackmannz, sounds like we have a lot of common interests! Welcome to the boards and feel free to jump into some of the discussions about this stuff, particularly the Appendix N material and maybe something with John Carter in it. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:00 pm 
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finarvyn wrote:
sjblackmannz, sounds like we have a lot of common interests! Welcome to the boards and feel free to jump into some of the discussions about this stuff, particularly the Appendix N material and maybe something with John Carter in it. :)


That's the plan. :)

Has GG explored licensing Brackett's Solar System? Some of it appears to have slipped into public domain through lapsed copyright renewals. Is there a sub-board for that sort of thing or is that Appendix N?


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Heydee Seanskispeth and sjblackmannz!
Enjoy the game and the boards!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:11 am 
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Hi all, I'm Trevor from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. "Vort" is just a hack of my name, the best I could come up with back in 2008 when I joined RPG Crossing to scratch my RPG itch online.

I don't remember which version of D&D I had started with, but it would have been back in 1980 when a friend picked it up. I think I hated it at first because after all the effort spent in rolling up a character, he died quickly and ruthlessly, but my friend was a persistent DM and we then enjoyed gaming together for a few years. More D&D with other DMs in the mid-80s along with Top Secret and Star Fleet Battles. Started DMing when AD&D 2e came out and we had a regular group who alternated D&D with Traveller into the mid-90s. Then everyone got busy and I dropped RPGs until the itch led me to try pbp in 2008 where I played more 2e and a little 3/3.5, and am still there, playing in one Pathfinder game.

About a year ago I wanted to get back to playing in-person, as online just isn't the same. With some apprehension from being out of practice, I joined a 5e game at a local game con last fall (DMed by someone less than 1/2 my age!) and had a blast. Then I lucked out in finding a meetup just getting started for the new Star Trek Adventures from Modiphious. The person who organized that is amazing: she's spearheaded several local RPG groups now (playing Vampire, D&D, John Carter, Conan, Star Trek) and is currently organizing the 2nd annual RPG Alliance Con here in Calgary, truly believing in introducing people to the hobby. She's super supportive and has inspired me to want to get back into gaming, and also to want to help out.

Then one of the guys in the Star Trek group mentioned taking part in a DCC tournament game at last year's GenCon by pure chance and having a blast. His description of the funnel and how much fun it was led me to look into this game called DCC, and I got hooked by its old-school feel and fantastic art. Picked up the Quick Start from a local game shop, and couldn't wait to run a game. Been lurking through the forum since and finding some great resources (thanks to all who've contributed!). I've now just run my second funnel, Portal Under the Stars both times, and had a ton of fun. It was exhausting, but it feels like exactly what I've been missing: the dice rolling, the randomness, the bizarre, and the absurd (flying chickens). It just feels different than today's D&D. Now I'm looking forward to running more DCC, with my next game already scheduled, and I've signed up to DM a game at the local Alliance Con in October -- something I wouldn't have even considered doing a few months ago (what have I done??). I've since joined the Road Crew and so far all of my interactions with Goodman staff has been phenomenal; they sound like a great bunch of people.

And as a huge fan of Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, I'm also eagerly awaiting the Lankhmar box set coming out in Sept and hoping to get a campaign going. So, here's looking ahead to more DCC!


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Welcome Vort!
You are at the right place. Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:34 am 
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Thanks Ron! Definitely a lot of good info here. 2nd game down, 3rd coming up. Just have to physically find a module but reading through the forum has given me many ideas.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:54 am 
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Cool! Good luck!

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