August 5th, 2004

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Hello everyone, I thought I'd de-lurk and introduce myself. I'm Adam, and I'm a roleplayer. I've been playing since the beginning of 3rd. Though I have played 2nd edition, via Baldur's Gate and other Black Isle games.

I started 5 years ago I believe. It was at the local comic shop, and the DM of that gaming group(who was a friend of mine) asked me if I'd like to join. I said yes, and made my character, though I didn't know what I was doing really. "Are 2 16's and an 18 good?" I remember asking.

And the rest is history essentially. Our gaming group has gone through lots of changes, over the years. A year or more with a rather vicious DM, and later I started DMing. It seems like when I have a game that I like, something inevitably happens with a player to make it come crashing down. By this I mean a player killing 2 party members, reconciling that he went insane. Did I mention he was a knightly type character? So I usually have campaigns end prematurely that way, though not intentional.

However I finished up a d20 Modern game, that I had been running for some months. And now I'm thinking of ideas for worlds for a DnD campaign. So, my question is to you fine folks, what a) have been your favorite games and b)what non-standard DnD world do you like.

How'd you get into RPGs?

Christmas 1978, my parents bought me the red boxed D&D Basic set. The following spring, we moved from Key West to central Florida, and there I ran into some guys who played. The first game I ever played was this kid, think his name was Scott, running a game for me, my mom and my younger brother. It was weird to see my mom seduce the guard to get us into the castle.

In Junior High, got into my first serious group, we played in the basement of the public library every Saturday. That's how I discovered other games outside of the Dungeons and Dragons brand (first TOP SECRET, then STAR FRONTIERS, GANGBUSTERS, VILLAINS AND VIGILANTES, MIDDLE EARTH RP and ROLEMASTER, and gods know what else.) Started running games during then, too, mostly for 1-2 players at a time, usually friends from school. Got serious about being a GM in late junior high/early high school.

In high school, got into Marvel Super Heroes, DC Heroes, Champions, amongst others. Early 90's brought along Shadowrun and Vampire (and the rest of the WoD.)
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