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#61
Hello!

So I'm a 40+ RPGer, based in the West Midlands.

Began in the hobby with D&D red box in 1984 and relatively quickly moved on to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, FASA Star Trek, Ars Magica, Marvel Super Heroes and others. Went off to university in 1991 and had a long break from gaming in the 90's and early 2000s coming back to the hobby in 2007, via moving house and joining a local wargaming club and a game of RuneQuest II.

Now, part of a few face-to-face groups, and play online too. Over couple of years or so have plucked up courage and run games at Cons. Rather active on Twitter!

I enjoy a wide range of games - acually playing a fair bit of D&D 5e over last 2 years - but favourites currently are Legend of the Five Rings, Star Trek Adventures and Symbaroum.
 
#62
Hello all. I'm Stronty Girl, also known as Dr Bob. In my 50s, been gaming since the early 80s.

My game preferences are science fiction, horror, science fiction, wild west, science fiction, urban fantasy, and science fiction. Not a fan of high fantasy or anything with elves, dwarves and orcs in it. Oh and did I mention I like science fiction?

For years I was in search of the One True System, but am now of the opinion that the system should suit the game style and/or genre. Current favourite systems are Cortex+, Doctor Who and anything with story points in it which doesn't begin with "F" and end in "ate".

I'm currently playing in a weekly game, running a fortnightly one, and playing one monthly online game.
 
#63
Why does this thread remind me of the beginning of Ian Dury's "I want to be straight"..?

I'm Peanut and since the old UKRPG site closed I've wandered around t'interweb dismally failing my survival and perception checks. I'm based in Kent and roleplay and boardgame, but not enough of the former (a fortnightly Pathfinder game). Losing Conception and Indiecon don't help either (I tried the first Contingency but it didn't work for me personally). I need to find a new fix...
 
#64
Hello everyone! Just joined... reluctant IT manager by day, weregamer by night, based in Hampshire. Been roleplaying since 1976 when I was introduced to OD&D, with the occasional foray into boardgames and tabletop wargaming. Have successfully infected all my children and their friends with the roleplaying bug, and waiting for the grandchildren to be old enough to join in.

Currently GMing Savage Worlds and Mongoose Traveller 2; playing WFRP3, Edge of the Empire, MgT1 and Original D&D; and poking Infinity and Genesys with a stick to see if they're going to bite me or not.

Andy Slack
 
#67
Hello! I'm Darren. Originally from the south west but now living in Ipswich. Born in 80 so I'm either a not quite gen Xer or an in denial millennial.

Ive been rpging since the mid 90s. I cut my rpging teeth on Gamma World 4th edition, playing a mutated human with claws and narcolepsy. Moved on to Cyberpunk 2020 pretty soon after that, then the White Wolf's Vampire the Masquerade and Werewolf the Growling. Currently playing D&D5th, which is the first edition where I bought any of the books. The most recent thing I (tried) to DM was Shadowrun 5th. It was too much game for this mere mortal.

My forum name comes from a game my daughter and I used to play, not from any form of internet devilry! But on saying that I did prefer D&D4th to Pathfinder.

I also am all about the boardgames, Cosmic Encounter, Battlelore 2nd ed, and Space Hulk being favourites. I'm waiting for Mutant Chronicles Siege of the Citadel to be released in retail because I fell in love with the setting oh so long ago. I'd love to play Battletech, but there's good retro and bad retro...
 
#70
Hi all,

I'm a returnee to the "hill-shadowed city of razors and knives". I first recall (solo)roleplaying when I pretended to be St George galloping along school corridors in a thunderstorm, aged 6. First year at Sheffield Uni saw me try wargaming and running DipSoc (Diplomacy Society). In August '79 I was introduced to D&D to while away the wet windy evenings of a Cumbrian archaeological site and in October '79 was one of the founders of NoDDSoc back at uni.

Over the years I have also played many varieties of larp, freeform, re-enactment and mmorpg. Tabletop rpgs mostly though, including much Rolemaster, Runequest, D&D & L5R, with side trips into Harnmaster, Ars Magica and Pendragon.

As an archaeologist and historian settings draw me more than rulesets. I have had particular fun GMing and playing in Harn, Glorantha, Middle-Earth, Al Qadim, Rokugan, Spacemaster's universe, Warhammer's Old World, Birthright, Dark Sun and many homebrewed historical, low-fantasy and sf settings.

I especially enjoy deep characterisation & long campaigns and rather disappointed they no longer seem to be fashionable. Still it has been fun meeting many gamers in my new city and chatting about games/joining in sessions.

My gaming has settled into long weekends with my southern group who venture north to my comfy gaming room every couple of months; Stars Without Number at NoDDSoc during university termtimes; approximately bi-weekly L5R with Dr Mitch; weekly gaming with First Age et al. for various short campaigns; and trying new games at Garrison conventions.
 
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#71
Hi all, been lurking for a while, so better post introductions.

Started playing with Melee/Wizard/The Fantasy Trip. First game I bought and GMed was Aftermath, closely followed by Call of Cthulhu 2e. Then had a long time off while I served Queen and Country, 60 feet under.

A Neverwinter Nights persistent world server led me to Fantasy Grounds mid 2000s and my reemergence as an avid RPer.

Savage Worlds was system of choice for a long time, with forays into "Story Games", BoL, PbtA and Fate.

Advancing years has definitely made "rules lite" more appealing. Of the current crop, Conan 2d20, D&D 5e and Cthulhu 7e (and Pup Cthulhu) are as complex as I now go.

I Kickstarted Barbarians or Lemuria: Mythic Edition with Nick (who, along with his brother, were fully involved with my RPing prior to serving 60 feet under). Now working on getting Everywhen out the door (again with Nick), a core set of rules bringing the action and adventure of the Barbarians of Lemuria roleplaying system to all times and places!

Phil
 
#75
Hello, I'm Whitt.
I normally avoid forums like the plague but at last week at UKGE It was sort of pointed out a lot of organisation and chat goes on here so I figured I'd dip my toe in.
I live on the south coast, have been into gaming as long as I can remember. I've been around for a... long... while - you might have seen me at conventions here and there.

I've done a few bits of writing and design for games over the years - two of you might remember PROJECT - A Roleplaying Game which was my first stab at actually creating one. I'm currently working on a game called Black Code that I'm demoing at conventions at the moment.

I can't talk about Firefly... I think that's about it.

*wave*
 
#76
Hello, I'm Whitt.
I normally avoid forums like the plague but at last week at UKGE It was sort of pointed out a lot of organisation and chat goes on here so I figured I'd dip my toe in.
I live on the south coast, have been into gaming as long as I can remember. I've been around for a... long... while - you might have seen me at conventions here and there.

I've done a few bits of writing and design for games over the years - two of you might remember PROJECT - A Roleplaying Game which was my first stab at actually creating one. I'm currently working on a game called Black Code that I'm demoing at conventions at the moment.

I can't talk about Firefly... I think that's about it.

*wave*
Hi Whitt,

Welcome to the Tavern! Good to have you on board. We're a friendly bunch and this is a gentle, informal and fun place - I hope you'll find none of what has turned you off elsewhere occurring on these boards.
 

Guvnor

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#77
Welcome Whitt, we do try to be friendly, and also to have chats that are interesting. We do recycle the same topics a little over the years, but hey.. that's the nature of any hobby innit? What's your home group(s) play/run?
 
#78
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Welcome Whitt, we do try to be friendly, and also to have chats that are interesting. We do recycle the same topics a little over the years, but hey.. that's the nature of any hobby innit? What's your home group(s) play/run?
Currently I’m running a playtest campaign of Black Code and play in a new campaign of Symbaroum which it turns out is excellent!
 
#79
Hello everyone, I'm Linden. 49 years old, originally from Redditch but now residing in the picturesque Malverns. Lived in the 3 Counties area most of my life but with a few excursions to the south west and east midlands.

Got into gaming circa 1983 thanks to a combination of Fighting Fantasy, Red Box D&D and White Dwarf going national. Then discovered Call of Cthulhu and it's been my favourite game ever since. For some reason I always end up being the GM and in recent years I've run Dark Conspiracy, Cthulhu Rising, 1970s set Cthulhu/Delta Green, Cold City, 3:16 Carnage and 2300AD. Currently having a bit of a rest due to GM burn out - wouldn't mind being a player character for a change!
 
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