Hey there all, just thought I'd do the standard intro message (don't worry though, I'll add some pseudo-content as well at the end) so you guys can get to know me... I imagine I'll end up being a fairly occasional poster...
Anywho, I'm from the DC Metro area of Virginia, about 1 hour (during moderate traffic) from DC itself... As far as pen-and-paper games go, I'm pretty much a d20/d&d snob... Can't say I'm really into or all that interested in Vampire or White Wolf or whatever else is out there... Sorry Buffy folks. I'm currently playing in one campaign as a Brd5/Fgt6 Human, and DMing another campaign in my own completely homebrew world. My campaign is via IRC though (one player lives half a country away), the other is your standard 'meet once a week around a table' game... Beyond the p-n-p types, I'm an obsessive console RP gamer... Played every Final Fantasy (sans the crappy gameboy ones, and newly released FFXI and FF:CC), played Dragon Quest/Warrior 1 through 6, played a massive assortment of others... My biggest obsession however, would definitely have to be music... period. But, that's not really the core subject of this community, so pardon me while I skip over that... Anyway, onto the content-like part:
A good friend of mine recently gave me this book
as a gift (I'd mentioned an interest in it before as my current and favorite character is a sort of pirate), and after going through it... I've decided it's utterly amazing. Wow. Now the book (Skull & Bones
by Green Ronin Publishing, if you're too lazy to hit the link) is created for the sake of a completely seperate campaign (d20 rules), but totally lends itself beautifully to adapting to your average D&D setting; with my party's recent acquisition of a beautiful Elven made Schooner, we're having the chance to include the book's extremely extensive
rules on ships and sailing... w00t! Though now I have this massive urge to DM a full-fledged S&B campaign (There are so many new aspects to the game... Fame, Contacts, Etc).... *Sighs* Anyway, anyone with even a remote interest in Voodoo, sailing, piracy, or basically any other high-seas type idea should definitely be sure not to miss this book. Don't just listen to me though, check out this review from GameWyrd of EN World
Well anyway, everyone welcome the newbie!