"Black Dougal gasps 'Poison!' and falls to the floor. He looks dead."

Saturday, October 10, 2009

So what's going on in here?

Hello everyone.

It has been a while since I have felt the muse. With settling into the new fall routine of kids activities and my general malaise as the weather turns in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, I just haven't had much to say with regards to fantasy roleplaying games.

However, something has happened to prompt me to make a new post. One of the original reasons for this blog was to document my attempts to find a new playing group. To that end, I have had postings up at various local gaming stores advertising my attempt to get a new "old school" group together. These postings have had an impact as a number of people contacted me over the past ~9 months. This has culminated in a group of people sitting around my basement this past wednesday evening generating characters. I have previously played with two of the players but three others were newcomers.

The ruleset we are using is 2nd edition AD&D. We went with this as most of the players had a preference for it because it is the system with which they have the most exposure. While it is not my favourite B/X, I still don't mind 2nd Edition.

8 comments:

  1. > This has culminated in a group of people sitting around my basement this past wednesday evening generating characters.

    Awesomesauce! Congratulations.

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  2. Wow! I'm just glad you're still alive! : )

    2nd Edition? Um...no comment, Mr. B/X DM...

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  3. Great! I also continue to use 2E....easy to pick up for almost any D&D vet from 1E to 3E, and enough ability to change it to meet whatever expectations you have. Very adaptable and easy to use. Good Luck with the group!

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  4. Great to hear you got a group that way. I put up some notes in game stores and the only thing that happened was that the tear-offs I'd made got torn off and I didn't get a group. :(

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  5. I have replaced the posters a number of times because all of the tear-off tags had been taken. There are likely 40-some tags out there with my email address and I got 5 players (there were 6 but one had to back out) so the hit rate isn't great.

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  6. I would have offered myself up (of course, I would need to dust off my gaming resume) but October, November and December are now write-offs.

    If i'm lucky, you'll have a spare seat in January.

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  7. Just let me know when your schedule clears.

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