Saturday 13 July 2013

The 30 Day Challenge - Days Six, Seven, and Eight!

Sorry for the lack of posts about this, but I’ve been really ill the last couple of days with zero motivation for anything.

Still – it means I get to write more today, (trying to take away the positive here) – so here are Days Six, Seven, and Eight!

Favourite Deity – Mythological, it has to be Egyptian – so I’m going to go with RA – the “Pharaoh to the Gods”.  But, as a my heart belongs to Lovecraft, and as a proud owner of the original Deities and Demigods – I have to go with Cthulhu!

Favourite Edition – 1st Edition AD&D of course, it’s no secret how much I love it. 2nd is a close follower though, I won’t pretend its not.

Favourite Character I have Played – The Second Character I created was for original Basic D&D in my friend Philips  campaign – “Ishtar DeSade” a Magic-User, who carried on into 1st Edition AD&D and has gone through many different incarnations in many different games. I’m even using his descendant Anshar DeSade in a solo campaign I’ve been playing (I find solo games a great way of trying out new ideas before inflicting them on players).
Back to Normal Tomorrow! (Hopefully)

Wednesday 10 July 2013

The 30 Day Challenge - Day Five “Favourite Set of Dice/Individual Die”

Day Five “Favourite Set of Dice/Individual Die”

I assume this means “that I’ve owned” – one of each really, I loved (and still do love) my TORG D20 it’s always rolled really well for me, so much so that my players took a Vote once and unanimously wanted me to stop using it (which I did, because I’m Nice).

Favourite “Set” is a Q-Workshop set I was given by a friend (sadly no longer with us), it’s Purple with golden yellow “inking” and is (so I’m told) limited edition in those colours.

I love them so much, I’ve even used the D20 as my Profile Picture on Facebook.

Tuesday 9 July 2013

The 30 Day Challenge - Day Four “Favourite Game World”

The 30 Day Challenge - Day Four “Favourite Game World”

Obviously the tendency is to say “my own” I’ve run more Games there than any other Fantastic Setting. 

I’ve even played characters there who weren’t NPC’s there thanks to my Friend Christopher Murphy creating his own Island setting “Lemoy” which is not far from the Coast of Lamaria.

OK - back on point - I have two favourite Settings, Greyhawk and Dragonlance.

I’ve enjoyed Greyhawk since the beginning (and who doesn’t love Greyhawk) and Krynn – I fell in love with the Dragonlance Setting from the very first Scenario I read, and ran.

Monday 8 July 2013

ONLY Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition

David Hill and I have started a new Group JUST for AD&D 1st Edition chatter - "ONLY Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition" - User warning, its going to be much stricter than other Groups. It is ONLY for AD&D 1st Edition.

It's also intended to be a "safe space" - so Trolls will be clamped down on, and No Edition Wars either!

The 30 Day Challenge - Day Three "Favourite Playable Class"

 The 30 Day Challenge - Day Three "Favourite Playable Class"

Anyone (and EVERYONE) who knows me, is aware that I am the Magic-User Man (it’s where the Warlock part of my net name came from, and why I called my primary Shadowrun character Warlock as well) – I LOVE playing Magic Users when I get to play, in fact out of the three Demi-Human Characters I have played (Harlequin a High Elf Fighter/Magic-User, Grimtook a Gnome Assassin/Illusionist, and Alryk Di-Grizz a Half Orc Fighter) two were Multi-Classed Spell Casters.

As I mentioned in previous posts, I’ve been more of a DM than a Player much of my gaming “life” – but when I do play, I prefer spell casters – and in particular the ADnD Magic User class (The only exception to that rule was "Crowman the Barbarian")

Just ask Ishtar . . . .

Sunday 7 July 2013

The 30 Day Challenge - Day Two "Favourite Playable Race"

The 30 Day Challenge - Day Two "Favourite Playable Race"

I've been more of a DM all my "Gaming Life" than a Player, so I haven't actually had that many Characters compared to most players.

But the majority of my own Characters have been Humans (boring to most I know) - as a DM, I've always had a soft spot for Dwarves, although I've not had the privilege of Dungeon Mastering for many.

Saturday 6 July 2013

The 30 Day Challenge

"The 30 Day Challenge", not not a weight loss thing - but a challenge to talk about D&D for 30 days, full of memories and (hopefully) a little fun.

Day 1 - "How did I Start".

It was the day before my Birthday in 1976, my Nan (Maud, my Fathers Mum) had not long returned from visiting relatives in the US and gave me a small White Box with some booklets inside. "You like rubbish like this" she muttered (Maud was a grumpy old cus at best).

I read it, and did some "one on one" games with my Friend Philip Berryman (sadly now, no longer with us) but no other friends were interested. So it got put away (as these things do).

Skip ahead a couple of years, 1979 - I was reading Starburst Magazine (a UK Sci Fi Mag) and there was an Advertisement for Dungeons and Dragons - I almost jumped out of my seat, I was in a Band by then and they guys seemed really interested, and so we started gaming together - and the rest, as they say, is History.