SparkPeople Rolling a Natural 20 Team Messageboard Do you play D&D (Dungeons and Dragons), Hackmaster, World of Darkness, Palladium, other pen and paper, table top, face to face Role playing games? Join us! SparkPeople Rolling a Natural 20 Team Messageboard I've been gone for a long time I first joined Sparkpeople 9-10 years ago, and this was one of the first groups I joined. After a very long and daunting journey through a bad living situation. I've decided it is time to return to the site and hopefully get closer to where I was when I abandoned my first journey because I felt helpless, and hopefully this group can be revitalized and be a part of my new journey. Sun, 12 Apr 2020 23:49:01 EST Improve My Stats Ongoing Challenge Post your character sheets and updates here. Also any relevant posts. Accountability is an amazing thing. :D Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:22:25 EST Eccentric gamer Hi All; <BR> I played live D&amp;D in college and loved it, after a friend introduced my husband to Critical Role I was able to dust off my dice. We put a group together using a virtual "fantasy game" table top with live voice chat as our team is scattered across North America. <BR> <BR> Been playing WoW on and off, FFIV, DDO, Minecraft, Terraria, Banished (steam games), etc. <BR> <BR> My D&amp;D group back in college used to go to a park every Saturday and train with staff and bow-kin(... Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:53:50 EST howdy howdy my name is mandy i've been playing D&amp;D for about 10 years now on and off. in my current campaign i'm playing a half orc monk (currently level 13) following the way of the stormrider (a home brew monastic tradition my DM crafted for me) <BR> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:39:51 EST Hey Guys Just introducing myself here. No need for fanfare :P <BR> <BR> I've been DMing D&amp;D 5E for over a year now, mainly on Roll20, and have been loving it. Looking forward to hearing and sharing stories and info and the like with everyone here, while working on developing a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Wishing good luck to everyone in whatever games they're playing :) <BR> <BR> <em>438</em> Wed, 4 Apr 2018 23:56:11 EST newbie Hi everyone. I'm Angela and I'm a second year medical student on the east coast. I've been an on/off user of Spark People and similar sites over the past few years, but since starting medical school, I've found keeping healthy is something I've been struggling with a lot, and I put on quite a bit of weight. I'm looking to regain my activity level and fitness, as well as lose weight, so that I can maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout graduate school into my professional career. <BR> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 11:52:36 EST New game! Name the tavern--keep one word! This is just a little game for us to build community, and to get points for posting! <BR> <BR> This is a variation of the "Two words, change one" but in this one we're naming a fantasy inn or tavern. <BR> <BR> So I I were to begin in "Red Dragon Inn" you could follow up with "Green Dragon Inn" or "Red Rider Tavern" or something like that. The point is that you need to keep one of the words and change the other. You can use "Inn" or "Tavern" or some other word as meets your fancy. <BR> <B... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:33:09 EST True20 Does anyone have any experience with Green Ronin's True20 system? Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:40:34 EST Free RPGs Anyone else a fan of (legally) free RPG systems? Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:21:32 EST Has anyone here checked out the website? They have a whole bunch of R.P.G. themed workout programs and individual workouts. There's a "quest" program called the Age of Pandora, they have an "Avatar Upgrade" program, etc. They also have workouts named things like the Witcher, the Berzerker, etc. Plus, many other resources. Sat, 5 Nov 2016 01:40:41 EST Gaming Reports, September 2016 I'm currently running a weekly game of Dungeon World on Roll20. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:56:25 EST Quest On! hey team! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting other gamers! I don't have a wide variety of games under my belt, but grew up playing D&amp;D with my dad and sisters. We've moved to Roll20 since we live in different areas now. I've also been introduced to Cthulhu games in the past few years. <BR> <BR> After getting tired of struggles to lose weight and heal my body and my relationship with food, I decided to approach my body as a Quest and Puzzle to solve. That quest has taken me aroun... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 22:13:24 EST Plank Challenge Starting on 1 Aug, I will be participating in a 30 day plank challenge. A strong core is the foundation to a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk wasn't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just about your middle, either. Having a strong core will make you a better runner, surfer, or yogi (or whatever activity you like to do) while improving your posture and balance. Working your core can also protect you from low back pain — and yes, it’ll tone your abs, too. Are yo... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:59:16 EST WAKE UP! I know I've been away for a while, but let's get back to this! <BR> <BR> What's happening? Are we being healthy? Are we gaming? <BR> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:30:12 EST Savage Worlds Anyone here play Savage Worlds? <BR> <BR> I played it once or twice in one-shots, and last week I joined a new campaign that I think I'm really going to enjoy. We're playing in the world of Eberron (translated from D&D to SW) and I am really enjoying it. I'm playing a gnome artificer whose best friend is a war forged. He hasn't thrown me at anything yet, but I've climbed him to get to repairs. I love the simplicity of Savage Worlds rules. The rule book is literally less than a half inch thic... Wed, 6 May 2015 22:42:50 EST Trusylver checking in Online I am known as Trusylver, and I suppose I could be considered a Grognard. I have been into RPGs for 27 years and counting. I mostly play and DM 1st and 2nd edition AD&D, although I have played all editions and went through the play testing of 5th, I prefer to game old style. <BR> <BR> I do occasionally play other systems most commonly Pendragon or Warhammer RPG but I don't like the white wolf games. <BR> <BR> Currently I am DMing a growing 2E game every 2 weeks at the local community ... Sun, 3 May 2015 18:21:41 EST Pay thee thy taxes! (April challenge) The shire's reeve has noticed that we failed to pay our taxes after our last dungeon run! He estimates that we owe 1,200 silver pennies. Sadly we spent it all at the Color Animal Inn. <BR> <BR> How we'll pay: <BR> <BR> The theme for this month is "strength training." Bigger muscles burn more calories... <BR> <BR> For every rep of some sort of strength exercise (push-up, crunch, pull up, chest press, leg lift, etc etc) we get 1 silver penny, We have until the last minute of the last day o... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:26:16 EST GM Tips I attended a meeting yesterday by one of my favorite GMs on how to be a "good enough" GM. It was the summary session of a bunch of sessions he held over the last couple of months while I was out of town. It was awesome, and I learned a lot. I'm swamped today, but will post a few of his tips as I have time. <BR> <BR> Anyone who has tips to share, for being a better game master, please feel free to share! Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:50:50 EST Hello to the team A friendly hello to everyone on the team! <BR> <BR> I was introduced to RPG's a few years ago and I've been hooked ever since. I started of playing D&D 3.5, but moved into Pathfinder a few campaigns ago and love it! I currently play once a week on Saturdays and love the roleplaying aspect (but you won't hear me complaining about crushing every creature in my path either). I'm excited that Sparkpeople has a community of fellow roleplayers. If anyone here needs a laugh, feels like chatting, or... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:55:19 EST Gaming Reports March 2015 Last night I ran my first dungeon adventure. <BR> <BR> Perhaps 25 years ago I ran a one-shot from a module. I was so nervous I didn't enjoy it at all, and felt my timing was off, as well as making it too easy for the players. I never wanted to DM again. <BR> <BR> I finally got up the nerve to try again, with a story of my own design. <BR> <BR> Last night was a BLAST! I am playing a (now 7th level) gnome sorceress with some of the folks at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. I had created a ... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:19:04 EST Gaming Reports, February 2015 New face-to-face group finally started. Everyone played well together, and the new-to-gaming players had fun, so it was a great night. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:58:54 EST A RACE AGAINST CUPID - February Challenge As Tragor, kin of the fallen Karolax, lay slain at the adventurers' feet, a mischievous chuckle can be heard. Suddenly, a red and white blur zips between the victorious revelers. Before anyone has a chance to respond, a little man with wings and a bow hovers before them wearing... a diaper?! He holds everyone's spell component pouches in a hand as he shoves them into his sole article of clothing. <BR> <BR> "So much hate. Why not love?! <BR> Can't we all just rise above <BR> This petty feud, ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:42:35 EST 'Allo, and we'll met... I am an old-school gamer from way back. I began plain D&D back in 1976, DMing since 1979. I have been involved in a LOT of different games in that time, but seemed to always come back home to the D&D base. Went from 'White Box' to Advanced (later called 1st Edition) skipped second, adopted 3rd (added some 3.5 varies to house rules.) I read 4th, and hated it(if you want to play Ever rack or World of Slack craft then do so, just don'the crowd out the old pen and paper gamers)... was going... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:22:24 EST Props on the Map At the D&D Adventure League games I've played, one of the guys had created a sort of fuzzy white square we could put on the map whenever he cast his web spell. I liked the idea so much that I've been playing around with the idea. <BR> <BR> Since I'm a quilt maker, I have tons of fabric laying around. I've used a pinking sheers to cut them out, so that I don't need to hem them (pinking sheers cuts the fabric with a sawtooth edge). I've got a 20' square of green fern fabric for the entangle sp... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:20:08 EST In-Store Gaming Tomorrow night I'm planning to try D&D Adventure League at a local gaming store. I've created a first level human sorceress (wild magic) for in-store play, and if I enjoy it, perhaps I'll get a chance to play her while I'm in Arizona. <BR> <BR> I've never tried this before, but know a couple of the guys who play there, and they seem to like it, so I figure it's worth a shot. This store has an enormous gaming room, and I buy all my miniature paints there. <BR> <BR> If any of you aren't famil... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 01:02:24 EST KILL TRAGOR!!! A New Challenge For January We've killed Karolax, and gotten slaughtered by an evil, regenerating troll. It's time for revenge!!! <BR> <BR> Tragor has been slumbering for lo, these many years. But at the death of its cousin Karolax, it awaked, and it awakened HUNGRY and MAD! But, we, dear adventurer's, have the chance to give it the same as his cousin got. <BR> <BR> It's got 120 hit points. <BR> <BR> Here's the kicker. There are several ways to do damage. Tragor is vulnerable to weapons AND magic ... <BR> <BR> 1 hi... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:50:29 EST Terrible Trogo the Troll! Last month's adventure went so well, I thought we'd up the ante... <BR> <BR> The Story: <BR> <BR> After the defeat of Karolax, peace returned to the tiny village of Hinobin and our merry band of heroes packed up their bags and set out looking for new adventure. <BR> <BR> While approaching the River Yule (couldn't resist), the band sought shelter from a sudden blizzard within a cave. Much to their dismay, the cave was occupied by Terrible Trogo the Troll! <BR> <BR> Trogo is upset that he ... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 15:28:29 EST Game Sessions Report for November, 2014 11/05: <BR> <BR> Commonwealth of Man. All players were in attendance except for Mister Ren-Faire, who I may just kill off. <BR> <BR> They Wayward Sun led a group of 3 other ships on the attack of the ICC police cruiser. She took heavy damage and one of the ships is disabled, while the cruiser is barely touched. Doc improvised an electronic attack against the cruiser. <BR> <BR> The battle continues next week. Thu, 6 Nov 2014 13:13:32 EST KILL KAROLAX! [Team Challenge for November, 2014] I thought it would be fun to try something different this month! <BR> <BR> The Story: <BR> <BR> For centuries, the tiny village of Hinobin lived in peace and prosperity under the crags of Mount Mero. Several months ago the vile dragon Karolax arrived and took up residence on the mountain. Karolax has become a terror to the town; she has eaten its live stock, and demands tributes of gold and silver. <BR> <BR> It is up to us to defeat Karolax and save Hinobin! <BR> <BR> The vile reptile ha... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 11:47:06 EST October 2014 Game Sessions I figure we have a thread for monthly workouts, why not one for game sessions? I figure we just make a short post every time we play! <BR> <BR> So, 10/22: GURPS Space in my Commonwealth of Man universe. 3 players and me. It was a rough session, as one of the players is new to this campaign and doesn't have the "feel" for his character yet. The group is also trying to recover the from the loss of 2 players. There was one (non-combat) encounter that the players just kinda flubbed their wa... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:11:13 EST Travelling Been spending the last few weekends travelling, along with an unexpected business trip last week. More weekend travel up coming. The last weekend I had at home was September 27th, and I won't have another until November 8th. <BR> <BR> Travel messes up my discipline. At home I have all my meals planned. I know the numbers of the food I have available. I can cook healthy. I can plan. <BR> <BR> When I travel, all that goes away. Even once I get back, it takes a couple days to get back in... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:46:46 EST 13th Age Does anyone have any experience with 13th Age? Thoughts? Thu, 2 Oct 2014 13:38:19 EST October 2014 work outs was on campus all day on the 1st so only exercisei got done was walking from class room to class room , Blew off exercising Tuesday the 30th due to a bout of depression from some bad news. But it is time to claw my way back out of it. did the 15 minute desk work out again and now trying to decide on some cardio. on a positive note however I lost 3 pounds in my first week <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I ended up going on a one mile walk through the woods. for my cardio. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 13:09:28 EST Well, hey, if everyone's doing it .... I realized that I never introduced myself. <BR> <BR> Greetings, m'lords and ladies, I am Maura Fireheart, a high elven wizard. <BR> <BR> Eh hem. Um. Let's try that again ... <BR> <BR> Peace be with thee, I am Willow, a wood elven druid of the Moon Circle. <BR> <BR> Um, ok. <BR> <BR> Hey, what's up? I'm Tristan Shaftwillow Gasketbellthorn, a gnome sorceress. <BR> <BR> Yeah, yeah, whatever. <BR> <BR> I'm also Night Hunter, a half vampire vigilante, Fae, a lost faeirie superhero, Uzge Sa... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:05:26 EST A real life adventure I'm planning a real life adventure. <BR> <BR> You know how PCs are always walking from town to town? That's what I'm going to do! I'm going to walk the Camino de Santiago next year. The Camino is an 800 km walk from France across northern Spain. It's just over a month of daily walking. <BR> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:45:02 EST Greetings Hello all, My name is Jeff and I'm an out if shape gamer who is looking to get in shape to take control of my type 2 diabetes. I've been gaming since I was 13 so I have 18 years under my belt playing different RPG systems ranging from table top to live action. I can't wait to get to get to know the team better and do my part in reaching the team goals. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:24:36 EST Re-imagining the team Let's revamp they way we look! <BR> <BR> I inherited this team from previous leaders, and I haven't touched the way things are out of deference to those that went before. It's been long enough, now. They're all gone. this is our team! How do we want it to be? <BR> <BR> The first thing are the sub-fora. The "General Team Discussion" and "Introduce Yourself" sections are fixed, and we can't change them. The other two are added. We can have up to three. <BR> <BR> We're a small group, t... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:12:46 EST Who wants to be an Elven Ranger? This guy! Name: Sior <BR> Age: 27 <BR> Race: Elf (read: human, tall and lanky) <BR> Class: Commoner (Cook) <BR> Weight: 130 lbs on a very good day <BR> <BR> I am tired of being a rank commoner, ability score of 10 at best. <BR> <BR> It's time to level up and start adventuring! <BR> <BR> GOAL <BR> Name: Sior <BR> Age: 28 <BR> Race: Elf <BR> Class: Scout <BR> Weight: 150-160 lbs <BR> <BR> METHOD <BR> Train Strength: Bodyweight work outs, progressing to freeweights. <BR> Train Dexterity: Target fast-t... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:16:30 EST Tales Around the Campfire ... I generally write up a background story for my characters, and sometimes write stuff in between, especially if things have happened behind the scenes. I'd love it if people want to share theirs. <BR> <BR> This first one is from my 5th edition game. I wrote this recently, after finally finding the lost character sheet for my first character, so that I could bring her back into the game. Willow is my 3rd level wood elf druid, and Maura is my 3rd level high elf mage. Ambrose and Francis are the... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:00:56 EST Log your September 2014 Workouts! I ran 1.5 miles yesterday (kinda slow--over 13 minutes). Walked 1.75 miles. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:45:38 EST Becoming a Game Master I've only tried to run my own game once or twice, and that was decades ago, and only for one-shots. The idea always intimidated me. I always worried I wouldn't be good enough, didn't know the rules well enough, or that the players wouldn't have enough fun. <BR> <BR> I'm ready to try again. <BR> <BR> I'm very creative, enthusiastic, and I'm willing to put in the time. <BR> <BR> My weaknesses include difficulty memorizing detailed rules, anxiety about doing it "right," and financial constrai... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:20:11 EST What Are You Playing Now? I'm in three games at the moment. <BR> <BR> A Hero game in which I play a half vampire Blade-like woman named Night Hunter. She's got a '67 Camaro and some very cool weaponry. <BR> <BR> I've recently joined two d&d games, both of which are set in the Greyhawk world. <BR> <BR> Saturday afternoon we'll be playing 5e at my place. I have three characters for this game, but only play two at a time. I never intended to have three, but I lost my first character sheet, so created a second charact... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 02:55:20 EST Miniatures Does anyone enjoy playing with or painting their own figures? I've recently gotten back into it. The last time I did it I just bought a basic set of model enamels and did the basics. Now I'm enjoying adding shading and washes and such. Its a lot of fun, and really adds a lot of detail and personality to them. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:53:30 EST Healthy Gaming Food I'm sure you all have struggled with the dreaded game night snacks/dinner. Everyone ends up bringing a bunch of junk food to keep them on a sugar high to last through all of the epic battles and action. How have you made changes or are planning to do so? <BR> <BR> For me... I have started bringing veggie chips instead of Dorito's or Tostito's. Most of the time, its only me eating them, but its always offered to everyone. I do, however, eat a healthy meal prior to the gaming session so that ... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:56:54 EST Anyone around? Seems like this group has been very quiet lately. Is anyone around and alive (or at least undead)? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:12:54 EST Any fans of Obsidian Portal here? I'm using the Obsidian Portal website to keep my campaign organized, and I love it. Anyone else a fan? I'm always looking for cool campaigns to read about on Obsidian Portal! Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:35:53 EST #Fit2Feast: Anyone in? I read this blog: <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> Get Fit before You Feast: A November Challenge! <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=get_fit_before_you_feast_a_november<BR>_challenge </link> <BR> <BR> I think this is the perfect way to re-jumpstart my fitness. I have not been doing any kind of exercise for a while since I have moved into our new and first house! When I saw this, I thought,"Wow, I can do 10 minutes a day for 27 days!" And really, anyone ca... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:53:46 EST Mandy Here! Although I have been on this team for a while, I have never really introduced myself. I have had trouble with my weight since middle school. It would go down while playing sports and back up again when the season was over. My goal is to create good habits to replace my bad ones to make a healthy lifestyle second nature. I'm super close to my goal weight--13 lbs. to go. I know that this team is inactive, but I'm hoping that someday members will start trickling back in because I think this coul... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:22:28 EST Getting Fit = Leveling Up? I can work with that. Hello to all! My name is Jenny. I'm into all things RPG, but my first love will always be D&D - I'm currently DMing two groups and playing in another. I started out playing Advanced Dungeons and Dragons in middle school, then for some reason felt the need to deny my inner nerd girl to surface (in public, anyway) through most of high school. I rediscovered that passion in college when a new acquaintance was running a game with some of my friends. That was years ago, and two months ago I m... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:49:08 EST How do you use gaming to help with SP? Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm new here, referred by jackie.dunning. We used to play D&D (2e) back in college. Turns out, we're both on SP. <BR> <BR> But this group got me thinking... how can we use our experience levels as gamers to apply cross-class skill points to losing weight? Maybe the SparkPoints are like a game, XP to motivate you? Got any other examples? <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> <BR> Chris Tue, 4 Sep 2012 11:33:30 EST My latest RPG Purchase I got my boxes from amazon today--Rat on a Stick, an old Judge's Guild module for T&T, and Star Hero. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:44:35 EST What's up? Me, I'm new! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Kevin and I live in AZ. I have been playing RPGs and MMORPGs for over 10 years now. I started RPGs after high school playing D&D 3.0 with a college buddy of mine. I played video game rpgs for longer though, like Final Fantasy and stuff like that. I haven't been able to play any table top in a long time though, as I have no group to play with at the moment. I like playing DDO though, as I still get my D&D fix, and can interact with people at the same time... Sat, 16 Jun 2012 14:14:38 EST Hello from Department 7! Been playing D&D since I was in middle school. At the moment all my gaming buddies have switched to D20 Modern and I'm about to strangle my powergaming brother-in-law. This is my second try at SP. Last time I got busy (and married) and gained back more that I lost. Sun, 12 Feb 2012 16:11:19 EST Starting an Online Game I'm going to be starting an online game of Tunnels & Trolls soon. Anyone interested? Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:55:33 EST Fresh Off the Boat Hey Fellow Gamers! <BR> <BR> New to SparkPeople and the forum as of this week and excited to get healthier and hopefully lose some weight. Still getting a hang of the various trackers on the site, but things seem to be going well so far. <BR> <BR> As for gaming, I only started playing tabletop gaming about two years ago since I got involved with a gamer for a boyfriend. We play a lot of White Wolf games but he's also helped me experience other systems like DC Heroes, Weapons of the Gods and... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:57:20 EST The Newish Guy:) Hi all, my name is Rob and I become a Spark Person about 5 days ago. I have lived in Qatar for about 9 years and I have come to a point in my life in which I realized I need a change. I am almost 40 and I am 23kilos overweight. I live a very sedentary life style and feel tired all the time. I have 2 young children that I have troubles keeping up with, I play with them for 30 or so minutes and I find myself feeling exhausted. I have tried to diet and exercise several times in the past and it o... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 05:39:19 EST Hello! Hello! <BR> <BR> I am very glad to see that this group existed :D <BR> <BR> I have previously been on Weight Watchers, but the point- system did never fit me and I felt like I gave a lot of money for almost nothing. So when I read on a internetpage that there were many who were here, then I thought to try. I was positiv surprised that it's free. And the content! So far I'm impressed. I really hope that this is the time I manage to change my lifestyle and my weight. <BR> <BR> I have practi... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 04:55:38 EST July 2011 Workouts! Rode my bike 8 miles today. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:28:20 EST TPK? There hasn't been a new post in a loooong time. Is everyone ok? Wed, 8 Jun 2011 12:20:18 EST Such a XP grind Hey, just thought I would drop a line to my fellow dice rollers with some extra encumbrance to shed. Be nice of we could sell of this extra "loot" to an NPC. <BR> <BR> I'm Donny (Dux, or Duckman work for me as well). I am having a hard time figuring out whether I should post my gaming resume or my fitness history (or lack there of) first. I guess lead with the strong foot? <BR> <BR> I am currently playing in a couple D&D 3.5 games, running a 4e for some friends, and playing in my fiance's 4... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 12:51:15 EST Trap, trap, trappity, trap Hello All, <BR> <BR> I have been gaming for about 17 years ago (wow...has it been that long?) - starting with LARP Vampire and have played mostly D&D since about 96. Currently in a Pathfinder game and a Dragonage game just started up. Have played a few short games including Beyond the Supernatural, Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly (based on another system), and many others that just seem to be slipping my mind right now. Overall though, I am a fairly well rounded geek - enjoying comic books... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 16:50:15 EST Ever Use Any Virtual Table Top Software? Anyone have any experience with any of the virtual table top software out there? I'm thinking about starting up a game, and am looking for recommendations. <BR> <BR> I've used GRiP and OpenRPG in the past. I think GRiP is out of print, and I don't think one of my players is tech-savvy enough to install OpenRPG. <BR> <BR> I need something that will enable chat, private GM/player communication, be able to handle weird dice rolls (highest 3 of xd3-6), maintain custom character sheets, etc. ... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:46:44 EST What were your biggest accomplishments last week? As a point of mutual encouragement, and to spark some conversation, the question is simple enough: what was your biggest accomplishment last week? <BR> <BR> The "trick is that you should have two: one in the gaming realm, and one in the "SparkPeople"/fitness realm. <BR> <BR> As for me, I would say having a good three-gym-day week was my fitness accomplishment. <BR> <BR> For gaming, I think I came up with a new approach to skills & abilities in my homebrew rules-set. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:00:28 EST Log your February 2011 Workouts! I was away for a while, but now I'm back. It was a it of a struggle to get back into the gym habit, but one of the motivations I always had was to post my workout here. <BR> <BR> My current workout is: <BR> <BR> Do 3 sets of X pushups (where x is currently down to 47, working my way back up to 60-70) <BR> <BR> Do 3 sets of X situps (where X is currently 55) <BR> <BR> Run 1.5 miles (currently being done in 12-13 minutes, far too slow) <BR> <BR> Walking/Running intervals for 20 minutes (u... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 14:08:11 EST Log December 2010 workouts here! 12/01: <BR> 12 min walking <BR> <BR> 12/02: <BR> Upper body/core workout <BR> 19 min walking <BR> 21 min stationary bicycle Thu, 2 Dec 2010 19:22:50 EST Log November 2010 workouts here! I'm starting this month with a bang: <BR> <BR> 11/1: <BR> Upper body workout <BR> 34 minutes walking Mon, 1 Nov 2010 16:29:15 EST Just another duck in the dungeon Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm giving SparkPeople another go, and figured that a little geeky support wouldn't hurt :) I've been an avid pen and paper RPer for about seven years now, trying out a variety of systems from D&D to White Wolf to WHFRP, and rounding out the cycle with Hackmaster. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to chat with some of you. Cheers! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:21:27 EST "Hello, I'm the Doctor. In other words - RUN!" :) Hi there! <BR> <BR> I'm Berry. Currently playing in a Stargate game and prepping to run a Dresden Files game. <BR> Been a gamer for about 15 years now. My first game was Ars Magica then spent 10 years playing mostly White Wolf only. Now, we branch out and play various games, mostly Sci-Fi. <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:39:44 EST Log October 2010 workouts here! Yes, I suck. I have been in a serious slump/brain spiral since the evening of the emergency room visit. It kicked off a very busy (and not so good-feeling) month for me. <BR> <BR> Still recovering, haven't done very much. At least I ate less for the first part of the month. Fri, 15 Oct 2010 22:22:48 EST 3rd time's the charm Hi all! I was here before under the name Mom4TedPete, but managed to fall off the weight loss wagon far quicker than I wanted to. So I'm starting again, from scratch. Today is day 2 of my rededication and it's been a good start so far. <BR> <BR> I haven't had much of a chance to game in the last year, thanks to two incredibly energetic kids and lack of money. We're hoping to start gaming a bit more regularly, now that my oldest is learning reading and math. (We picked up a game called "... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 20:46:00 EST Log September 2010 workouts here! 9/1: <BR> 33 min elliptical <BR> 12 min walking Thu, 2 Sep 2010 08:47:21 EST Enter the Silver of the Moonlight Hello fellow D&Der's! I love playing D&D, in fact my mom tough me how to play when I was only 7 and i have been playing since. I both play and DM. I joined SP to try and lose some weight both for health and ease of shopping. <BR> <BR> I just got married in January and moved to Northern VA at the same time. I grew up in Indiana in the Wabash Valley. <BR> <BR> I hope to have some fun. make friends. and lose weight. Thu, 5 Aug 2010 19:52:17 EST Starting again You know the drill Wed, 4 Aug 2010 10:21:45 EST Log August 2010 workouts here! 8/1: <BR> 53 min walking <BR> <BR> 8/2: <BR> SP 6-Minute Hips, Glutes & Thighs Video <BR> <BR> 8/3: <BR> SP Swimsuit Bootcamp video, Day 3 (upper body) Wed, 4 Aug 2010 09:47:00 EST Starlight is here! Its been a while since I rped table top style (even so I am still kinda new at it), I have been doing play by post for a while now, but I miss table top from time to time. <BR> <BR> In any case, hope to make friends :) Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:14:09 EST Character Introduction Time And I've been told that I'm a real character. <BR> <BR> I could list the games that I've played but why? It won't be complete. Here's a sample, though: Wizard's Realm (has anyone else even heard of this one?), D&D (every edition except not much 2nd), Ironclaw, Mage, Chivary & Sorcery, MegaTraveller, Mutants & Masterminds, Shadowrun & Spycraft. <BR> <BR> The list of games that I own is longer (someday I hope to get to play Scion, and Victoriana, and Spirit of the Century, and...). I'm curren... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 12:36:06 EST Log July 2010 workouts here! 7/1: <BR> Nada - took the grandson to a movie after work. Fri, 2 Jul 2010 08:22:59 EST Hello! Hello everyone! I enjoy Dungeons and Dragons, World of Darkness, and Cthulu RPGs. When I can I LARP, mostly World of Darkness such as Vampire and Changeling (Changeling may be my fav LARP game ever). I do not play many video/computer games although I have enjoyed games like Daggerfall and Morrowind. Long ago I fiddled with Magic The Gathering, but that was a long time ago. :) <BR> <BR> I just returned from Origins Game Fair and may attend Dragon Con this year. Thu, 1 Jul 2010 10:10:42 EST Hello. Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I am a military veteran with a not so healthy addiction to tabletop games and video games in general. I am currently DMing 4th Edition D&D, playing Mass Effect 2, and doing an hour of cardio a day with weight lifting three times a week. I am married, but currently unemployed. I think that is pretty much it about me for now. I hope to talk to you all soon enough. Take care. Fri, 25 Jun 2010 11:53:17 EST Log June 2010 workouts here! It's hard to believe the year is half over... Mon, 31 May 2010 17:11:58 EST Hello! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Like Nursing Chick below, I have been a member for awhile, but I have been busy with other things. Now I am coming back to SP after about a year and half of being gone. <BR> <BR> Currently, I am playing in a DnD 3.5 campaign and a Star Wars campaign. Also, I am GMing a Pathfinder campaign. Tue, 25 May 2010 23:26:18 EST Current Games Hey, just curious. How many of you out there are currently involved in games/campaigns? What system are you playing? <BR> <BR> I'm actually involved in two campaigns right now. One is using the Pathfinder system, the other is D&D 4e. Fri, 21 May 2010 15:11:26 EST Hi everyone! Hi there. Another gamer looking to get and stay in shape. Our hobby does not help too much with that but I've replaced the Doritos and Mountain Dew with vegetables and water. <BR> <BR> I miss the Mountain Dew. :) <BR> Fri, 7 May 2010 14:51:38 EST Log May workouts here! 5/2: <BR> <BR> My first semi-annual USAF Fitness test in 14 years! My workout routine will probably make more sense now! <BR> <BR> Number of push-ups in 60 seconds: 63 (score: 10/10) <BR> Number of crunches in 60 seconds: 48 (score: 10/10) <BR> Body Composition/abdominal circumference test: Score: 30/30 <BR> 1.5 mile run time: 10 minutes, 36 seconds (score: 47.5/50) <BR> <BR> Total score: 97.5. <BR> <BR> I'm happy! Mon, 3 May 2010 14:28:12 EST What is the name of your favorite character? Lexie Thornheart - Human Mage Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:57:13 EST Star Wars Saga Edition RPG Anyone else play or are playing this? I just started with some local friends and am really enjoying the system. I wasn't expecting to like it all that much. Sun, 11 Apr 2010 20:42:48 EST Log April workouts here! 4/1/10: <BR> Nada <BR> <BR> Walked at lunch today, felt rather creaky. Hoping to do more after lunch and list it here. Fri, 2 Apr 2010 15:17:15 EST Chore Wars - social networking RPG-style I thought I'd share with the Team who appreciates the gaming aspect of Chore Wars ( It can be another way of tracking what we track here on SparkPeople... but in gaming terms. And at a bit lighter of a tracking level (depending on how the DM sets up the adventures) that people who don't want to go into super detail on SparkPeople might be still up for claiming a few adventures per day. So... details are below as I described it to my friends. <BR> <BR> I have a fairly larg... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 21:07:57 EST World of Darkness I'm speaking of the new line of WoD that White Wolf has put out. Anyone here play and/or run the games? It's honestly, next to Star Wars Saga Edition, my favorite game setting. I primarily participate in LARP as a member of the Camarilla however, I try to get into table top as well. Sun, 28 Mar 2010 23:31:23 EST Greetings New and saying hi to everyone! Mainly play LARP in the Camarilla fan club. I run and play in table top games when I have the chance. Sun, 28 Mar 2010 22:49:44 EST Ideas for Activity on the Team Hey every one, <BR> <BR> I joined this team yesterday, and this morning started looking to see if there were any message board posts, and I realized that besides a "what was your work out today" topic, there's not really ANY activity on the site! <BR> <BR> I think it'd be cool for us to come up with some fun ideas to get us back into the game on the team. <BR> <BR> One thing that could be fun is to do a mini-adventure game through the message boards, each day you get to make 1 turn, we cou... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:37:12 EST *Wave* Just wanted to say hi, new to the group, been on SP for 3 weeks now so I thought I'd have time to actually add a few more Spark Teams. <BR> <BR> Was gaming all weekend, a game of Cthulu and an interrupted game of Demon Hunters (which I'm totally sad about because I rolled a technopagan with a Tesla ray gun!). <BR> <BR> Anyway. Hi! Wed, 17 Mar 2010 18:46:50 EST Warmachine and Hordes I live in the bay area and like to play. Anyone else on here like it? I LOVE the Cryx Thu, 4 Mar 2010 03:04:28 EST Log March workouts here! Start the month off right with some exercise. So far, I've done the 6-minute Hips, Glutes, and Thighs workout. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 10:23:58 EST Log February workouts here! Not sure I will be joining in today... my back aches from shoveling snow. Don't let this stop you, though! Mon, 1 Feb 2010 13:26:59 EST 4E Play by Post anyone. I run a monthly game and have a campaign world all written up. I would be glad to run a PBP game using 4E rules if anyone is interested. Sat, 23 Jan 2010 22:04:01 EST Hi Hello all, <BR> <BR> My wife and I joined spark a few weeks ago. I've been a military officer for 12 years, and a gamer for 17 years. These days, I play mostly indie games and I design RPGs in my spare time. <BR> <BR> As for the weight loss issue, My weight has yo-yoed between 160 and 215 pounds for the last few years, and I hope that being part of Spark will help me get it under control. <BR> <BR> Good health and good gaming. <BR> <BR> Arreyder <BR> Sat, 16 Jan 2010 12:49:19 EST Mouseguard Play by Post- Interest Thread I am looking for players for a PBP Mouseguard game. I figure that by posting on this every day, we can get sparkpoints, while having fun with the game. If the players are interested, I will also provide extra checks in the player round if people meet certain fitness goals. <BR> <BR> If you are interested, please reply to this message. If you know nothing about Mouseguard, that is fine. I just got the game myself, but have no group to play it with and thing it truly sounds like a lot of... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 10:48:47 EST Log January workouts here! New year, new logging of exercise begins. <BR> <BR> 1/1/10: <BR> Nada. Setting poor precedent for the coming year. <BR> <BR> 1/2/10: <BR> Upper body exercises with dumbbells <BR> 32 minutes walking Sun, 3 Jan 2010 14:53:02 EST Log December workouts here! Yes, I'm still around. <BR> <BR> 12/1/09: <BR> SP Swimsuit Bootcamp Video Day 3 (upper body) <BR> 27 min elliptical <BR> 10 min walking <BR> <BR> 12/2/09: <BR> Nada <BR> <BR> 12/3/09: <BR> SP Swimsuit Bootcamp Video Day 4 (core) <BR> Sansone 1-Mile video <BR> Fri, 4 Dec 2009 09:14:47 EST The Stolen Scroll: PC's only ***You all have been hired by the local Baroness (Lady Belltruss) to recover a sacred scroll from a wizard who resides in the village of Thunderdahl. The wizard has a store front in the village where he sells simple weapons and tools for cheap but his specialty is making them magical for a much higher price. The sacred scroll he stole from the Baroness is what makes this possible. <BR> <BR> She is willing to make one of your weapons magical upon the return of the sacred scroll and an additi... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 14:26:27 EST Log November workouts here! I actually have begun exercising again, although I am not pushing very hard yet. It still makes me cough. <BR> <BR> Nov. 1 - nada <BR> <BR> Nov. 2: <BR> SP Swimsuit Bootcamp video, Day 3 (upper body) <BR> 20 min walking Tue, 3 Nov 2009 11:01:37 EST I'm back Hey everyone! I'm already a member, but I've been away from SP for about a year and a half. So I'm back. I play 4th edition D&D. My group actually switched just recently. I play an eladrin wizard with a pyro fetish. Needless to say, I'm glad to be back! Tue, 3 Nov 2009 06:33:18 EST Just another gamer geek. I never expected to find a team like this, but I'm so glad I did. <BR> <BR> I started playing DnD (v. 3.5) in high school and absolutely loved it. I've always enjoyed writing and pen-and-paper roleplaying with friends... so DnD seemed like the perfect game for me. I was lucky to have my sisters friend Ali as a DM... she was extraordinary at coming up with fun story lines. <BR> <BR> When I went to college in Pittsburgh, PA, I found a group of guys who played v. 2.0 and began to re-learn the ... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:29:26 EST Players wanted for v3.5 Dungeon Crawl Hi, this is for anyone who knows the D&D v3.5 rpg and wants to experiment with D&D via message board. <BR> <BR> Let's start with this: <BR> I have four pre-generated characters (the ones from the v3.0 starter game 2004). This will be a first come first pick for PCs. Reply with the character you want to play. I'll be the Dungeon Master. This will be mostly a hack-n-slash adventure. You can "Role-Play" your character to make the game more fun. Here are the pre-generated characters: <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 25 Oct 2009 08:05:31 EST D&D via Message Board? Has anyone ever tried playing D&D using the message board? <BR> <BR> I'd give it a try if anyone else is willing. LMK Thu, 15 Oct 2009 09:51:36 EST DMing or Playing? Which do you prefer to do? <BR> <BR> For me, I like being a player but I ALWAYS find myself DMing due to a lack of interest of DMing or others aren't comfortable doing it. <BR> <BR> The other problem I have is that I like to play a fighter but 9 times out of ten so do all the players so I usually will back down and play a non-human like a halfling, elf or dward and my class is uaually a cleric, sometimes a rogue or even a sorcerer. Not that I don't LIKE playing those rolls but if I didn't o... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 14:17:57 EST Combat with every creature... So I got bored lately and haven't been playing D&D for a little while (this is a busy time of year for me), so I'm using four pre-generated heroes from the starter game of v3.0 to battle every creature from CR 1/2 to Cr. 3 in the order from the random monster charts in the DMG. <BR> <BR> I'm giving the heros the XP's and whatever random treasure the creatures would have (if they're capable of HAVING treasure). And letting the heroes level up and using whatever gold they get to buy better equ... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 09:37:03 EST D&D Soda I heard they also have Magic: The Gathering Soda, too! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>paign=wizards </link> Wed, 7 Oct 2009 19:48:12 EST Food at gaming conventions? So during the gamer wardrobe discussion, it was fun to see how many people have ties to gaming in Columbus, OH... and Origins specifically. So, I thought I would start a thread based on gaming conventions. <BR> <BR> Sometimes it's hard just to eat healthy during gaming group sessions if the rest of your group hasn't gotten on the healthy bandwagon... but what about conventions. <BR> <BR> I know I was working hard this last year at Origins trying to eat healthy. We had fruit & nut mix (sma... Wed, 7 Oct 2009 15:38:50 EST When Syphilis wants to stay fit.. So let's start with the typical thingie that gets these things going in the community. Hey y'all I'm new here..Well..Kind of. <BR> <BR> I used to be on SparkTeens thinking there was a difference due to growth spurts and what other ordeal teenagers go through, but there wasn't. And as most people my age haven't been working (officially) since they were 15, supporting themselves, and have not finished high school yet, it was related to a lot of school work and whatever teenages do which has be... Wed, 7 Oct 2009 08:44:10 EST I got this weird idea ...for D&D v3.5 but it's more like a string of "one-Shot" adventures. <BR> <BR> The PC's are at a magically locked door. On the other side they hear the rolling of dice and laughter from folks. They open the door and they find themselves on a Monopoly board or Clue or something like that. They have to fine their way back or become a permanant game piece for that game. <BR> <BR> The 80's were really a FUN decade!!!! Mon, 5 Oct 2009 11:05:46 EST Log October workouts here! Yes, I'm behind on this... but I HAVE been exercising! <BR> <BR> 10/1: <BR> Sansone 1-Mile video <BR> <BR> 10/2: <BR> Swimsuit Bootcamp video, Day 6 (upper body) <BR> 25 minutes elliptical <BR> 12 minutes walking <BR> <BR> 10/3: <BR> 20 minutes hiking <BR> <BR> 10/4: <BR> 53 minutes swimming Sun, 4 Oct 2009 21:23:32 EST One-Shot Adventures vs Campaigns Tpoic is about DnD v3.5 <BR> <BR> I have a really weird schedule and it doesn't really allow me to have a 'set' date and time to do a campaign so a while ago a friend of mine suggested we do "One-Shots", a dungeon crawl but with a bit of a storyline. <BR> <BR> I looked up how to build a One-Shot Adventure and ones I like the best are the 3 room crawls. <BR> <BR> Room 1 - Entance <BR> Like maybe the entrance of a cave that leads to a dungeon with either a puzzle to figure out how to get in... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 08:50:18 EST DnD Hit Points My PC is at 4 HP and takes 5 pts. of damage. My PC is now at -1, right? <BR> <BR> So now a level 1 cleric comes by and touches me to heal my PC for 1 point, now my PC is at 1 or 0 HP? <BR> <BR> See, if my PC is at 4 HP and he takes 4 pts. of damage, then my PC would be at ZERO, right? <BR> <BR> Does the hit points scale look like this? <BR> ...-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3... <BR> <BR> or like this? <BR> ...-3, -2, -1, 1, 2, 3... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:13:35 EST Random v3.5 D&D Charts I use these for unplanned/impromptu game play. <BR> <BR> Random Room Configurations <BR> 01-50 Large Room w/50% chance of décor <BR> 51-75 Small Room w/50% chance of Décor <BR> 76-85 Long Hallway with Cove <BR> 86-95 Short Hallway with Cove <BR> 96-100 Double Large Room w/75% chance of décor <BR> <BR> Random Door Types <BR> 01-45 wooden, unlocked <BR> 46-50 wooden, unlocked, trapped <BR> 51-68 wooden, stuck (DC 13) <BR> 69-72 wooden, stuck (DC 13), trapped <BR> 73-77 wooden, locked (DC 15) ... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:31:46 EST Trap Question for DnD v3.5 I'm too lazy to look at my DMG book so here's my question: <BR> <BR> If a PC triggeres a trap, say a Basic Arrow Trap, does the party get the 300XP from the trap? I always thought the party only got the XPs from traps that were Disabled and triggered. Wed, 16 Sep 2009 05:43:48 EST Greetings and Salutations! Hi, my name is Joe <BR> <BR> (you all: Hi, Joe) <BR> <BR> I am a 'gamer' and live in a life full of non-gamers who frown on gaming or the Walking-Dead as I refer to them. <BR> <BR> I know what it's like for them because many years ago I WAS one of them. Only geeks who don't shower are gamers I use to say and for rpg'ers I was all about how they ran around at night sacrficing babies to the devil to play their game. <BR> <BR> Yup, I was one of the Walking-Dead. <BR> <BR> My intro to gami... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 11:11:06 EST Stereo-typical Gamer Dress Code When I was REALLY FAT I was such the stereo-typical gamer in my dress; Black t-shirt (either with DnD or Magic:The Gathering logo but never Star wars), blue jeans (size 42), suede tennis shows and I use to hate showering. <BR> <BR> Take a quick look at my avatar, the last I went to play DnD I was dressed like that. My old friends say I'm not a gamer anymore and my new gaming friends want to know how recently did I start gaming. <BR> <BR> LOL! Tue, 15 Sep 2009 10:28:19 EST Role-Playing vs. Dungeon Crawl Personally, I like to 'role-play' my characters but I DM a bunch of younger dudes who'd rather just 'Hack n Slash' and get GPs and XPs for cooler weapons and leveling up as quick as they can. it's kinda fun to DM those games (and easy, too) but when I'm the player and with an older crowd (40+) then I like taking the time to meet at the tavern, talk to the local townsfolk, get hired by a Baron or whatever the storyline is, and do it that way. <BR> <BR> How about you? Tue, 15 Sep 2009 10:07:56 EST Gamer for life! I've been playing D&D since 1982. I have played every version. I am currently running a regular 4th edition game online using MapTool ( I also play a 3.5 edition game occasionally with some local friends. Fri, 4 Sep 2009 11:25:21 EST Which 'character stats' are you working on? Please include the gaming system. I'm using the rules from Vampire: the Masquerade. ALSO, include any tactics you think will help. Maybe other people could make suggestions. <BR> <BR> Stats I am improving: I would like to raise my Stamina to 3. I plan to do this by increasing the resistance and time on the elliptical, walking regularly, and losing more weight (less weight = saving energy) <BR> <BR> Self-control: I'd like to raise this to 3. It would sure help with the weight loss! This will... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 13:40:58 EST Log September workouts here! 9/1/09: <BR> <BR> SP Swimsuit Bootcamp video, Day 3 (upper body) <BR> 22 minutes walking Wed, 2 Sep 2009 13:31:48 EST Hello... Hi, my name is Dulcinea. I am 23 years old, and Army wife, and mother of 4. My husband got me into D&D about a year and a half ago, and we started playing Mage: The Awakening a few months ago with friends. Unfortunately we will be moving in a couple of weeks so we will have to find a new group to play with. We are currently in Fort Bragg, NC but will be heading to Fort Polk, LA shortly. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:47:24 EST District 9 Did you see this film yet? Are you planning to? <BR> <BR> I saw Saturday's first showing. I thought it was a good film. What do others think? Sun, 16 Aug 2009 00:21:01 EST Log August workouts here! Okay, so I was away for the weekend. I spent most of my SP time logging foods I knew I 'shouldn't' be eating. I think I did okay overall. <BR> <BR> August 1: <BR> 40 minutes general swimming <BR> 30 minutes hiking <BR> <BR> August 2: <BR> Driving back from NC - nothing Mon, 3 Aug 2009 13:43:20 EST The NEW August Challenge: Improve your stats! Sylverroth issued the challenge below last June. I propose we try it again! <BR> <BR> Alright, this week I'm going to give something a try and I'll be honest with you, I have no idea how it will turn out. But let's give it a try and see, shall we? <BR> <BR> This week's challenge will be used to guide us in the XX Monthly challenge. Build a "character sheet" for yourself--meaning stat your current Attributes, Skills, whathaveyou. I'm based on the Deadlands system so I'm not sure what the D&D... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 13:12:10 EST Someday, my weight will make me healthier! I'm new here as well. Well, new and old. I tried SparkPeople about a year and a half ago, but then I got pregnant and fell off the wagon. Between baby fat and a more sedentary job, I'm far heavier than I've ever been. So I need to make a change. I talked to my doctor and she gave me some great ideas. Now I'm hoping for support and goals from others in the same boat. I'm also keeping updates on my Facebook as well so my family and friends there can keep supporting me. <BR> <BR> A littl... Fri, 3 Jul 2009 21:57:25 EST Log July workoouts here! Sorry about this initial message: I actually did the exercises on 6/30. I am moving them to the June log. <BR> <em>2</em> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 15:40:25 EST Log June workouts here! I'm hoping to get some winter weight off my butt... from December of 1991. <BR> <em>246</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2009 11:01:21 EST Greetings and Salutations! Hi all, figured I'd pop in and introduce myself. I'm just an old grognard who loves his 2nd Edition AD&D, though I haven't played in a while. I just joined SP this week and I'm still getting my bearings so wish me luck. Fri, 29 May 2009 20:29:44 EST The Cliche Grizzled old barkeep say......... Hello! It's nice to meet you all, I've been gaming for way to long, started around 1982 or so on D&D and have played to many different systems to list since them. I'm currently in a Shadowrun 3rd edition group which I play in and GM every great now and then, as well as a Federation/Empire (Star Fleet Battles) campaign. It's nice to see some fellow gamers. I know I've let myself go and am perpetuating the overweight gamer stereotype which I'd rather not do anymore. I hope to not only enjoy... Thu, 21 May 2009 21:43:23 EST Another Chick in Chainmail Hey there. I just joined SparkPeople and I'm so glad to find a RPG-based SparkTeam! I've been gaming since my late teens, over 20 years now, and all that seat time at the gaming table has taken its toll on my own personal seat. :) Time for me to get in as great a shape as my characters generally are. <BR> <BR> I'm currently GMing a D&D 4th ed. campaign, and just picked up the Supernatural (as in the TV show) RPG in which I'll be a player. I've played GURPS, White Wolf, In Nomine, Call of... Thu, 21 May 2009 10:56:26 EST Keith Baker of Eberon D&D Setting Comes to Town! Basically if you like D&D Eberon system then I want to basically say "YAY!" I got to see Keith Baker again, he is so COOL! <BR> <BR> Here is a link to my LJ post about it! (PS I took him out to dinner at a con last year, that is how I know him.*TIP game designers like food.) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>html </link> Thu, 14 May 2009 05:57:19 EST Log May workouts here! C'mon, folks, let's blow up the stereotype of gamers being pale, fat, and unathletic! <BR> <em>216</em> Fri, 1 May 2009 15:52:26 EST A girl walks into the Inn... Hello! I'm new to the team, becoming a seasoned sparker. I'm still pretty newbie at DnD, but I adore it, and just about all other table top games I have tried. I currently live in Sweden, but my permanent home is Pennsylvania... both outside of Philadelphia and in State College where I go to school. I got introduced to DnD through my friends at school and the bf, so as soon as I get home... my dice are seeing some serious action! <BR> Friend me, I like to read blogs a lot when I have time! A... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:27:11 EST Dave Arneson, R.I.P. I'm a bit surprised that no one has mentioned it here. <BR> <BR> Last week, Dave Arneson, the man who created RPGs, passed from this existence. Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:42:25 EST Log April workouts here! C'mon... even if you only took a short walk across campus, it's still exercise. Log it here. <BR> <BR> And hey, if you were carrying a backpack filled with rulebooks.... it's hiking, isn't it? Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:13:57 EST Girl Gamer, Lady Larper, & Sister Storyteller First off, Hi, I am new to this team and have been on Spark People for a little over four months. <BR> <BR> I'm a gamer and a woman. I play some console video games and occasionally poke at my computer games but mostly I am a table top player and a LARPer. <BR> (Live Action Role-Player.) <BR> <BR> My old World of Darkness collection is huge and so intimidating it is spoken of in whispers. I seriously have over 700 White Wolf OWoD books. <BR> <BR> I also play D&D basic, Advanced, 3.0 3.5 ... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:10:22 EST Log March workouts here! 3/1: <BR> <BR> 60 minutes swimming Mon, 2 Mar 2009 12:27:41 EST Gamer chick from Oregon Hi all! I have been playing tabletop games since high school (why oh why didn't I start sooner?), LARP'd through college, and now play tabletop games and WoW when time permits. <BR> <BR> My favorite games include Shadowrun, L5R and Armageddon. My favorite D&D setting is Ravenloft. Currently I'm in an on-again, off-again WoD / Lovecraftian campaign. <BR> <BR> My favorite foods are pizza, beer, sushi, taco hell, take-out chinese...especially during games. OK, I love food, binge too often,... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 22:07:26 EST Logging food after a gaming session... I'm sure we can all relate! <BR> <BR> My family and friends play on a pretty regular basis, and no matter what I try, I can't make that Will saving throw against the chips and dip. <BR> <BR> I just got home from DMing a dungeon (D&D 3rd ed.), put what I ate into the tracker and my jaw dropped. <BR> <BR> So yeah, hopefully I'll learn something or come up with something and we can all learn together. So hi! Sun, 8 Feb 2009 20:12:42 EST Attempt of the day. I have absolutely no idea why I'm posting to a message board (as myself), but I'm about to go for it anyway. <BR> <BR> I am new to SP, but not new to RP. I really like any aspect of the culture, but I prefer table-top and I tend to control the games because, if not put in charge, I end up trying to bribe someone into adding some interesting plot twist I've come up with while reading Lovecraft. <BR> <BR> I'm also very much interested in trying to set up entire new systems to work with so I c... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 13:12:02 EST Log February workouts here! 2/1/09: <BR> <BR> 20 minutes shoveling snow <BR> 33 minutes swimming Mon, 2 Feb 2009 13:31:59 EST thoughts on playing a warlord We just started a 4th campaign and i don't really like my warlord, but we only have 2 other players (ranger and a wizard)anything I can do or multiclass to be more functional in my group? Wed, 14 Jan 2009 21:07:52 EST Just joined spearkpeople Hey everybody! I'm Jessie I have 50lbs to loss by Dec 09. I love playing d&d. My group has just started a new campaign in the forgotten realms, also this is our first 4th edition campaign. I like it so far. I am playing a dragonborn warlord named Shedinn SilverSpear. <em>104</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:54:01 EST Hi, I'm new... Hi, my name is Sue and I have a weight problem. Wait, is that how these things go or is that just rehab? Anyhoo I just moved to CA. I play lots of games including DnD. I actually just started DMing in a small group since the original guy had to leave. Still trying to figure out how to make it more interesting coming from a mod. (just officially got handed the title even though I've been subbing for a few weeks). <BR> <BR> That's about it I suppose.... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:35:59 EST Character body types versus your own Heya! Here's something I've been thinking about and thought I'd bring it up for discussion. <BR> <BR> When you make your characters do you find yourself chosing a particular body type all the time? Or is there a body type you avoid? <BR> <BR> For me, I always feel self-conscious making beautiful characters because it feels so contrary to what I am IRL. At most, I tend to just make them average in every way (appearance wise). Average height, weight and look. <BR> <BR> But failing that, my ... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 17:26:09 EST D&D 3.5 ranger help? Hey all. I'm playing in an Eberron mini-campaign that a friend set up because a mutual friend is moving away in a few months....I decided to play a ranger type, and I could use some help. <BR> <BR> I'd like to play a two weapon melee fighter instead of an archer type of ranger. Multi-class works too :-) <BR> <BR> Here's what I rolled for stats: <BR> 14 <BR> 11 <BR> 17 <BR> 16 <BR> 12 <BR> 15 <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? I'm not usually a melee type, but I figured that a mini-campaign woul... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 15:37:25 EST Cyberpunk LARP costume help? The highlight of our upcoming Con is the LARP which is always a really well run affair. This year's theme is a sort of cyberpunk maffia war, and I'm to play the sidekick of the second in command. <BR> <BR> My google-fu seems to be failing me in my efforts to look for costume inspiration - let alone costumes that would fit a curvy girl as opposed to someone who can squeeze into a pair of size 6 leather pants. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? Tips? Mon, 5 Jan 2009 15:15:48 EST Back in action Right-o. I joined this team ages ago but sort of fell off the wagon immediately after. <BR> <BR> My weight has finally started to affect my health, so, I've no choice but to get my act together and get serious about making major lifestyle changes. Well, I do have a choice - but one set of options is decidedly grim! <BR> <BR> Long time RPer, mostly WoD but I've also enjoyed Shadowrun, DnD 3.5ed and the odd indie game. <BR> <BR> Not too many roleplayers where I live (Wellington, New Zealand... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:28:24 EST Log January workouts here! 1/1/09: <BR> <BR> Strength exercises for lower body <BR> 30 minutes walking Fri, 2 Jan 2009 08:43:40 EST Hi, I'm new! I've been into health and fitness for some time, but when several people in my D&D group decided to start a 3 month challenge to lose weight, I decided to join in and FINALLY lose the 15 pounds that have been irritating me for years! It was through them that I was recently introduced to SparkPeople. I am liking it here. :) <BR> I have been playing D&D 3.5 for almost 2 years now. I've also played some Star Wars RPG and M&M, but D&D is my favorite. :) Sat, 13 Dec 2008 15:07:42 EST Intro Hey all. I'm Casey, and I'm relatively new to SP, but I'm really glad that I found a community for gamers! I play D&D 3.5 Eberron campaign and Champions, along with EverQuest2. If anyone ever wants to talk geek with me, I could totally rattle on and on about my characters!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day!! Fri, 12 Dec 2008 08:45:04 EST Log December workouts here! 12/1: <BR> <BR> Swimsuit Bootcamp video, Day 3 (upper body) <BR> Several ST exercises for the upper body <BR> <BR> 50 minutes Hip Hop Aerobics Tue, 2 Dec 2008 09:57:02 EST Log November Workouts Here! 11/01: <BR> <BR> 35 minutes walking PLUS a bunch of walking while doing a GOTV lit drop. It's not true cardio, but it beats sitting on my @ss watching television. Sun, 2 Nov 2008 23:02:07 EST Clear broth diet I have been diagnosed with gall bladder issues, and my doctor has ordered me on a clear liquid diet. I've looked online, and that consists of bullion, jello, and juice. I will be on this for at least a week. Does anyone have ideas to liven this regimen up a little? Tue, 7 Oct 2008 16:46:32 EST Log October workouts here! 10/1/08: <BR> <BR> Swimsuit Bootcamp video, Day 4 <BR> Some strength exercises for core <BR> <BR> 22 minutes walking <BR> 20 minutes frenetic dancing Thu, 2 Oct 2008 09:47:41 EST Took kids to the zoo Walked around for most of four hours, up and down hills. Fri, 26 Sep 2008 21:31:53 EST Game Snacks One of my biggest challenges has been my habit of snacking during the game. We host, so I always provide snacks for the group. I find that I have a hard time keeping my hands out of the snack tray, even if I am not hungry. Not everyone is receptive to healthy snacks, so cheese and crackers are a staple. I have also made a point to cut up apples every week as well. This has replaced the old standard of chips. <BR> <BR> My celery with hummis dip didn't turn out so well, as I ended up eat... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 12:35:30 EST Log September workouts here! September 1: <BR> <BR> 35 minutes of walking <BR> Splashing in the surf Mon, 1 Sep 2008 23:01:00 EST ROLL CALL! Alright, Gamers, we've got a lot of newbies and a lot of oldies who've been hiding in the background (myself somewhat included). Everyone pop your head up and say hi! <BR> <BR> Your name? <BR> Location? <BR> Gender? <BR> Game of choice? <BR> Other hobbies? <BR> Favorite Movie? <BR> Favorite Music? <BR> Favorite Character you've played? Tue, 12 Aug 2008 15:11:39 EST Step Counters Today, I bought a new step counter right before going to a theme park to walk around for a few hours. <BR> <BR> I learned something. Never take a step counter on a wooden roller coaster. I think the poor thing almost logged four miles! <BR> <BR> Seriously, I was surprised at how much mileage I was able to cover in four hours. These things are a great tool. Mon, 11 Aug 2008 20:20:45 EST WoD Help? Hey guys, My boyfriend and I have been invited to a WoD game. I've NEVER played this world before and have NO CLUE what I'm supposed to do. <BR> <BR> I know the following: <BR> <BR> 1.) I'm playing a mage (cause everyone who knows me says I'd make a great mage) <BR> 2.) I know my background (cause I don't create a character without writing the background first) <BR> 3.) I KINDA have an idea of what I what her attributes should be... sorta (I have primary, secondary, tertiary) <BR> 4.) I KNO... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 11:21:49 EST August Challenge Our August Challenge is a continuation on building the skills we want to "level" for ourselves. Take a look at your "character sheet" (update it if you feel you've leveled up since the beginning of July), and pick three more goals to work on this month. One should be a physical skill such as STR, Size, STA, or NIM, but the other two can be anything you want, even just "for fun" skills you've been meaning to improve. <BR> <BR> I will continue to work on my STR stat, with the goal that I wil... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 11:37:18 EST July Challenge Wrap-up Alright! July is over so take a look at the three goals you set for yourself and let us know how you did! <BR> <BR> STR +: I met my goal to raise my weight totals in my strength training from 5 lbs to 7.5 lbs. I can do a full workout with 7.5-8 lb weights, however, it still gets pretty tough towards the end. I also raised my weights on most of the machines I do. My strength may have gone up a level but a little more work will make it a for sure thing. <BR> <BR> Language, Spanish: I've d... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 11:32:46 EST Darkover fan? After getting some messages from Darkover fans (I assume my screen name was a factor), I've set up a group. If you're interested, come to: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=24419 </link> Mon, 4 Aug 2008 10:49:01 EST Log August workouts here! August 1st: <BR> <BR> Swimsuit Bootcamp video, Day 6 <BR> Wall push-ups <BR> 30 minutes frenetic dancing <BR> 31 minutes walking Sat, 2 Aug 2008 10:01:32 EST Ideas to keep fit at conventions? We'll be going to Gen Con in a few weeks. Does anyone have ideas on how to eat healthy at a convention? I've tried the power bars and the bottled water, but it just doesn't seem to work. Thu, 31 Jul 2008 22:21:46 EST Team Goals -- Update Okay, guys, as you can see we met our water-drinking goal with no problem at all. I told you it would be easy! I upped the target number to 1000 to see if we could push ourselves a little further, but even if we don't, we should be proud we made it to 500 without breaking a sweat! <BR> <BR> Our fruits and veggies goal is going okay... hopefully we'll make a good push for it in the last 10 days and finish strong! Eat those baby carrots and seedless grapes! <BR> <BR> But what's going on wi... Sun, 20 Jul 2008 02:59:20 EST Weekly Challenge: July 6th This week's challenge is: <BR> <BR> For those of you who haven't had the chance to make a character sheet and a leveled-up character sheet, try to make one this week, especially if you'd like to jump in on the July challenge. <BR> <BR> Otherwise, this week, let's pick a nutrient we have been having some trouble with... maybe it's too-high sodium or too-low fiber or potassium. Add it to your nutrition tracker and try to get more or less of it and keep it within it's good range. <BR> <BR> F... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 19:49:30 EST July Challenge!!!! Alright gamers, this month's challenge: <BR> <BR> Using the "character sheet" you created for yourself, pick one (1) physical stat such as strength, flexibility, agility, size, or so on, and set a significant short term goal for moving that stat from where it is now to where you want it to be on your "leveled up" character sheet. <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> <BR> Let's say your "size" (I'm not sure what it's called outside of the Deadlands system) is set at a high number and targetted for a... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 16:29:25 EST Log July Workouts Here! July 1st: 45 minutes biking back and forth to work. <BR> <BR> 33 minutes ellipticals <BR> <BR> 30 minute upper-body strength training <BR> <BR> 100 crunches <BR> <BR> Stretchies!! Wed, 2 Jul 2008 02:34:56 EST Can I crit on my BMI? Yay! other geeks! I just joined sparkpeople,found this team and thought it to be perfect for me (I am after all getting a tattoo that says "Natural 20" across my lower back) <BR> Wanted to say hi, and introduce myself. Not much info on my page as of yet, but the basics are, I'm 21, live in Cranston RI. I've been gaming for roughly 11 years (table top rpgs,console,pc,mmos,card games, you name it)and I consider myself a comic/anime/fantasy geek in general. <BR> Nice to see like minded folk... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 06:09:41 EST Updating old modules Hi all, <BR> I am planning on running some OLD modules for my game group. We are on 3.5, but the modules I've dug out are all for AD&D. Does any one know of a site where these old relics may have been updated? I'm running off to do a google search myself, but if anyone knows yes or no for sure and can point me in the right direction in case I miss something I'd sure appreciate it. <BR> <BR> If it makes a difference, the modules are "Against the Giants" G1-2-3, "Decent into the Depths" (or s... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:52:54 EST Weekly Challenge -- June 29th Alright, this week I'm going to give something a try and I'll be honest with you, I have no idea how it will turn out. But let's give it a try and see, shall we? <BR> <BR> This week's challenge will be used to guide us in the July Monthly challenge. Build a "character sheet" for yourself--meaning stat your current Attributes, Skills, whathaveyou. I'm based on the Deadlands system so I'm not sure what the D&D terms for it are. But essentially, put down what you think a character sheet for... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 13:27:33 EST Ello Hi there. Nice to see a team oriented to gamers. I've played D&D for 20 years, but the last 10 years have seen me gaming with more regularity. I spent some of that time playing Living Greyhawk (Geoff and Gran March characters). I gave Eberron a shot, but I really didn't get into that world. And in the last year I've played games from Fellowship of the White Star and Witch Hunter (not d20 based). It's been a while since my friends were able to get their schedules to mesh for a decent hom... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:29:39 EST Team Goals Okay, everyone, I've set up some team goals for us to start on in July. Even though they're up now, I don't expect to "officially" start tracking them until July 1st. <BR> <BR> There are three goals and since we haven't done these challenges in the past, I tried to pick some that would be appropriate, but not overwhelming. So our goals are: <BR> <BR> 1. Work 10 minutes of physical activity into each day. <BR> <BR> 2. Get 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. <BR> <BR> 3. Drink ... Sat, 28 Jun 2008 04:28:29 EST Lvl 1... *walks into the stereotypical tavern, wearing the classic garb, finds one of the abundant shady corners, sits and orders a nondescript drink* <BR> <BR> Hey, just joined the team. Wanted to say hello and see how everyone is doing. Only been playing D&D for about a year now, but message board rp'd/sparred, played Ultima Online (private rp only shards, thank you), WoW, GW, and Lineage for about 4 years before then. I'm glad to find a community of tavern lurkers and dungeon crawlers out here. Wed, 25 Jun 2008 21:57:30 EST Looking for a few volunteers Alright, gamers, I'm hoping to set some team goals for us this next month and more importantly, I'm looking for some "Team Goal Leaders" to help keep the group motivated and geared towards those goals. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking we'll set just three goals. I need some folks to help decide what those goals should be (something challenging but doable), and at least one volunteer per goal to keep the team abreast of our progress, post motivationals, and be available in case a team member wants to ... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 12:18:56 EST Weekly Challenge: June 23rd Okay, gamers, it's the last week of June and let's make it a good one. We've done a very similar challenge like this in the past, but we've got a boatload of new members and I daresay some of us old members could use a little time to re-focus ourselves. So, here's this week's challenge: <BR> <BR> Take a little time to reflect on why you are here (at Sparkpeople) and what your goals are. Why did you REALLY set these goals? What (if anything) is making it hard to reach those goals? After ... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 12:10:15 EST Log your June Workouts here! Yes, I know it's late in June to be posting this, but I thought I might as well get it out there. <BR> <BR> Remember that the key to weight loss is CONSISTENT EXERCISE! That being the case, post your workouts (and workout questions) here and let's help motivate each other to keep up the activity!! Thu, 19 Jun 2008 12:12:47 EST Weekly Challenge, 6/15/08 Okay, guys, forgive me if I'm a little rusty at this, but let's get to it!!! <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is: <BR> <BR> Bring a healthy snack to share at your game night, such as sliced fruit or a vegetable platter, iced tea or real fruit juice. <BR> <BR> If you aren't having a game night this week, find a new SparkRecipe and try it out this week. Share with us which recipe it is and how it turned out! <BR> <BR> Alright, guys, let's go for some GREAT participation in this, shall we?? ... Sun, 15 Jun 2008 01:00:26 EST Challenges and Team Goals!! Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> For those of you who don't know me, I'm Brandee, one of the team leaders here. I had to step down as leader about mid-March because I was planning a wedding and couldn't keep up with Sparkpeople during that time, but I'm back and I'm excited to get going again. <BR> <BR> I'd like to get the weekly and monthly challenges going again, so starting Sunday or Monday I'll put up a challenge for the week, and starting a few days before July 1st I'll do a July challenge. T... Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:26:35 EST Hi, guys, I'm BACK!! Hi everyone! I'm back from the land of weddingly things and I'm trying to get back in the groove of Sparkly living! I hope everyone's been doing well while I was gone, and I sure missed RPing. We just started my new game, Craydle, this Monday, which means I am back in the GM spot and for the first time ever am working with a 7-person group. That's a lot for me! My last game was only 4! <BR> <BR> So what's the news here? HELLO NEW MEMBERS!!! I am so sorry I did not get to personally gr... Wed, 11 Jun 2008 17:38:53 EST 4.0? Has anyone tried D&D 4.0 yet? I have not, but a few gamer friends have and they said it was really cool. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? Tue, 10 Jun 2008 11:16:05 EST So glad to find other geeks here Hey everybody, how's it going? I'm a lifelong geek and gamer who wants to be as serious about living a healthy lifestyle as I am about gaming. Right now I run a weekly Firefly game and play in a weekly D&D game, as well as a Mage: The Awakening game that meets intermittently. I got started on World of Darkness and still love those games (both new and old), particularly Mage and Hunter. I also love Unknown Armies and the Buffy RPG. Good to meet all of you! Thu, 5 Jun 2008 12:06:30 EST Different Viewpoint So I realized that I'm going about this with the wrong mentality. In "real" life, I'm not much on doing life's chores. So I decided to take a step back into childhood (and adult "childhood") and put things into D&D terms... Specifically, DragonLance... <BR> <BR> Let me introduce myself... <BR> <BR> Hi! I'm Faerykitten, a Kender from Portlystout! I'm a first level Rogue on my way to Slender Narrow. It's my first time stepping outside Portlystout, so I'm really excited about the adventure! ... Tue, 20 May 2008 10:14:46 EST Check In Here! Where is everyone?! Check in with us, let us know how your sparkjourney is going! <BR> <BR> As for me, I'm at a bit of a standstill due to some medication issues I'm having. I'm going to the doc today to *hopefully* get this sorted out. I'll check in after my appointment and let you know how it goes. Tue, 13 May 2008 09:43:25 EST Attention, Lovecraft fans! I will be visiting Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Vermont next week. I have a walking tour map of Lovecraft's College Hill, but does anyone out there have suggestions for other places I should visit, since I will be in Lovecraft country? <BR> <BR> I'm afraid I'm probably not hitting Salem this time. Wed, 7 May 2008 12:49:10 EST How to Run a BIG Combat I asked this below, but I don't think anyone saw it burried in another thread. :-) <BR> <BR> So, what do you all think is the best way to run an epic combat that is satisfying for the players but still manageable for the DM? I've only been in one as a player, and the GM grouped the baddies so that a whole bunch of them would "aid" another so that he was pretty much guaranteed to hit. But, as a player it was a little unsatisfying to see a force of 1000 enemies, but only be hit by 10 attacks.... Wed, 7 May 2008 12:00:28 EST Welcome KYRRDIS Hi and welcome to Rolling a Natural 20! Look around tell us about your favorite games join our character name thread and help us all out with naming our Pc's. Lets talk about our goals but most of all lets all have fun. Sat, 3 May 2008 08:43:41 EST Welcome New comers welcome to MYANTEK1, BNJMNB, SAMMILEAH, SAMMILEAH, REYVAAN, SKADHI, NEENEBEAN. <BR> <BR> Hi to each and everything. if you read my apology to this team you will know I have been offline a few weeks and this is why i have failed to say hi to each and everyone of you. <BR> <BR> Welcome to Rolling a Natural 20 and I hope you roll a Natural 20 on obtaining your goals while we talk about our favorite past time. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 May 2008 11:00:08 EST EPIC night Sunday night I met with my old stand by group to do a battle that was over two years in the making. We had a force of approximately 17000 and the opposing force numbered in the hundreds of thousands. The DM had set up some very lose rules for the engagement so naturally I exploited them. During the course of several hours he bashed his puny 250,000 conscripts up against my battle hardened force. When it was all said and done, I lost a total of 1300 troops. Guess which force thought to load up... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:26:38 EST Stuck on a Name? A-Z Fantasy Names Here... Sometimes I get stuck on a name to use for a character... So I figured I'd start this thread for those of us who have trouble making up fantasy character names... <BR> <BR> Way it goes is thru the alphabet, one girl and one boy name for each letter... <BR> <BR> A= Azirah (girl) <BR> Aldrit (guy) <BR> Mon, 28 Apr 2008 13:24:01 EST Hi Hi all, I'm not that new to Spark but I found myself slipping and wanted to find some more support. I was looking for a smaller group where I might have more in common with the people in it for a bit more of the personal touch. I found you all. lol <BR> <BR> So I'm a gaming geek. Been doing the whole table top thing for a long while now. It's actually how I met my husband so it'll always have a special place for me. <BR> <BR> Right now the only game we're playing is Warhammer Fantasy ... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 11:35:46 EST Music by Spark Sound Found out about this link and think we all can check it out. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1068 </link> <BR> <BR> enjoy! Fri, 11 Apr 2008 00:09:14 EST Daily Chit Chat Okay this is an idea I am stealing from another of my teams here. the idea is simple. Lets just talk her about games ideas what is bugging us. It will be a place to vent to commiserate with one another and generally a place where we can keep in touch with each other as we work to get our lives and our health back in our control. Thu, 10 Apr 2008 12:30:08 EST New Player Wanted You know, I could use another player at my twice per month game set in Dark Ages Britain. I live in Durham, NC. Anyone who subscribes here interested? Tue, 8 Apr 2008 23:00:32 EST April Challenge Okay here it is a bit late by a week but I am not good at figuring out challenges. I am going to hit us were it hits home for I have never met a gamer yet who tried to get the sleep they needed. We game longer then we should eat all the wrong and over eat at that. so this all said lets try and get the recommended 8 hours of sleep for though it may not seem like a lot it does effect many things including weight loss and how well our immune system is working. <BR> <BR> So lets try and sleep an... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 13:28:02 EST My new D&D Game Starts Tonight I've had a few short campaigns recently but one had been put off for awhile, one was actually a one-shot, and one just hasn't seemed to have clicked.. so we have a new one starting tonight. <BR> <BR> I'm really excited about it. It's a third level campaign and I'm playing a different character type that I haven't really played before. I'm playing a Paladin. I feel like they've had way too much hate put on them. Nothing in the rules demands that they be uptight or unpleasant. My goal is ... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 13:14:19 EST Cthullu Game Night So my character is going to be joined tonight by three new people (we gained a PC). I'm really excited about tonight's game!! I forgot to choose my phobias last game, so I chose this week aracnaphobia (I really, REALLY HATE spiders!!!) and bathophobia (fear of deep places). I don't hate deep places, but I am a bit claustraphobic when I'm in the dark, so I figure it'll work. PLUS I don't want my buddies knowing all my REAL fears. LOL <BR> <BR> So what night do you guys play? There is another... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 11:15:34 EST Welcome TIMSCOTT5 Hi Tim and welcome to Rolling a Natural 20. Please ask us for any help you need and tell us your about your games and characters. We enjoy our hobby and we all want to roll our dice but we are looking to do so in a healthier way. <BR> <BR> Okay everyone say hi Tim and give him a big welcome <BR> Fri, 4 Apr 2008 10:26:41 EST cool april fools day jokes ok - I'm a geek and I found ALL of these funny... but here you go <BR> <BR> D&D lovers: <link><BR>lcome&dcmp=ILC-DND062006FP </link> <BR> <BR> Magic The Gathering Lovers (or those who love pirates or ninja's): <link><BR>/arcana/1559 </link> <BR> <BR> Google had to get into the fun: <link> </link> <BR> <link><BR>/index.html </link> <B... Tue, 1 Apr 2008 11:46:39 EST Weekly challenge 3/30/08 to 4/6/08 Lets keep on the nutrition challenge and make this one a bit easier and yet challenging. Lets all try a new fruit or vegetable or meal that we normally would not eat. I find part of the challenge of eating is that I get in a rut and then I am going to fast food because I can not muster the energy to make what I should because I am so uninspired. This can also be trying a new main course ie a vegetarian meal when you are not inclined that way or fish. <BR> <BR> Let us know how it goes if you... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 09:28:37 EST Welcome LadyAkasha Welcome LadyAkasha to rolling a natural twenty. I must admit that new members are as exciting to me as doing just that in a game making a phenomenal roll! <BR> <BR> Lets hear about you and your adventures please for we love to know. <BR> <BR> So all the rest say hi to LadyAkasha and make her welcome. Sun, 30 Mar 2008 08:01:16 EST Sorry had the flu I apologize for not being around to much this week but I have been flat in my bed sick with the flu. The little bit I was able to check in I did try and keep active but not to my usual posting responding when i could and with only with a line or two then back to bed feeling like I ran a marathon. <BR> <BR> I am recovering now not sleeping as much as I have been...which is good as tomorrow is one of my monthly games this being the D&D game where the paladin has annoyed the thief and the mage.... Fri, 28 Mar 2008 12:20:10 EST DnD Dilemma I'm having another issue with the DnD game that I'm running. Basically, the players have stumbled across the baddie that I had inteded to be the big boss of the campaign. So far, they've done a really good job of planning and working together, so I'd like to reward that, but I don't want the rest of the campaign to be a let down. <BR> <BR> Here's the set up. The king's magicians accidentally released swarms of demons into the world. The king then summoned the PCs to get rid of the demons... Thu, 27 Mar 2008 14:01:19 EST Serenity Game? I'm going to be playing in a new campaign of the Serenity game. The GM has been working on it for awhile, and he's got lots of stuff already put together, but I'm trying to decide what kind of character to play. Any ideas? <BR> <BR> I'm pretty much blank at this point, other than I agreed to play the "first mate". Thu, 27 Mar 2008 13:52:36 EST Welcome Kyrina!!! May as well start earning my keep. Welcome to the team Kyrina! Please everyone make Kyrina feel at home and give her all the support we can. Tue, 25 Mar 2008 18:53:14 EST Weekly Challenge 3/24/08-3/30/08 This week, let's focus again on the nutrition we are putting into our bodies and aim for 4-5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Let's add on, though, and also be sure to get 2-3 servings of dairy in, as well. If you are lactose intolerant or unable to get in regular servings of dairy, aim for 2-3 servings of something with significant calcium, or whatever you take in to replace dairy products. Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:39:44 EST Today's Question I think I may change these "Questions of the Day" to "Questions of the Week", that way everyone can have a chance to answer before a new one goes up. <BR> <BR> If you could eat ANYTHING you want (no worries about calories, fat content, or other nutritional or even allergy concerns), but you could only choose ONE meal to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:33:48 EST New Leader, SALAMANTH! Gamers, please take a moment to welcome Salamanth as our new team co-leader! I'm really grateful for her standing up to volunteer her help. Thanks, Sal! Fri, 21 Mar 2008 11:17:15 EST N00B Hiya, I'm Faery aka Amber! I LOVE DnD and am SO sad that Gary Gygax passed away! I'm a huge fan of hanging out at GenCon Indy. I've DM'd before, but I'd rather not. <BR> <BR> My group is currently in the midst of a Cthullu game, though I actually haven't made it to ONE yet! people out of town, friends in need, sick, etc, kept me away. Argh! I can't wait to get back into the action! <BR> <BR> Er... I did the ten things about me thingie... go to my page for more info on me, if ur interested... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:36:06 EST Tuesday's Question of the Day If you could work any job at all, what would it be and why? (No, you can't say NO job.) <BR> <BR> This one's easy for me. I'd be a bestselling novelist. I'd love to see my books in print, walk into a Barnes and Noble to do a book reading, talk shop with Stephen King and J.K. Rowling, and know that other people enjoy my stories as much as I do. Tue, 18 Mar 2008 15:18:40 EST Favorite Quotes Movies, Historical etc I am sure my group of friends are not unique in this most gamers tend to do it and that is quote books movies etc when playing games when they fit the situation. <BR> <BR> Who does not watch The Princess Bride quoting the lines as they do. <BR> <BR> Inconceivable! <BR> <BR> You keep saying that word. I do think it means what you think it means. <BR> <BR> So lets hear them and remember <BR> <BR> I'll be back. Tue, 18 Mar 2008 12:38:25 EST Weekly Challenge 3/16/08-3/21/08 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> This week's challenge comes to us from Carolonyx, who has recently been really been active in getting her TOPS chapter motivated and involved in their weight loss journeys! I think this might be a good challenge for us to reflect on why we are here and where we are going in with our own goals, so I urge you to take a little time to turn this over in your mind, even if you don't share it with us. <BR> <BR> Carol's challenge is to sit down with yourself and honestly e... Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:51:13 EST Monday's Question of the Day Let's say you had all the money you ever needed and then some. How would you use your extra wealth to change the world? Even if you wouldn't "make the world a better place", per se, what would you do with it? Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:40:49 EST Looking for a Co-Leader Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> As May gets closer and closer, I find that I do not have the kind of time I used to have and I am not online or consequently on SP as much as I used to be. It's mostly weekends where I'm just not able to check in or browse the boards as much as I'd like. As I know it'll only get worse from here on out, I'd like to find a co-leader who would like to help out checking in on the board, making sure new members are greeted right away and being available to help think of ... Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:15:27 EST Killer Game Master I am just wondering how one handles a gM who throws in super NPC's and gives the players the choice of having evrything done by them or have your charcaters crippled or kill. I want to vent her but won't lets just say todays game was far from fun for anyone but the GM Sun, 16 Mar 2008 02:40:26 EST Friday's Question of the Day Now, be HONEST. <em>211</em> If you could be invisible for a day, where would you go? What would you do? Fri, 14 Mar 2008 03:12:21 EST Question of the Day If you could go back and relive any one day of your life, which one would it be and why? Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:37:28 EST Weekly Challenge 3/9/08-3/14/08 Hi everyone! Get ready to start a new week. For this week's challenge I'd like to let everyone have a chance to reflect on their own personal goals and move closer towards meeting them. I realize that sometimes the challenges posted to the team boards don't always reflect what each individual is working towards at that particular time, so this week I want to let you customize your challenge. <BR> <BR> Let's make this a Power Week and really go at it, shall we? Let's take the time to get ... Sat, 8 Mar 2008 23:30:47 EST Help with a gaming concept? I'm designing a character class for Craydle, and I'd like some help with designing their special abilities. My system is pretty heavily based on the Deadlands system, if any Deadlands players care to weigh in. <BR> <BR> The class is called The Offspring. They are genetic super-soldiers. Players playing an Offspring are going to get a strange mesh of magic and technology. Offspring are genetically tailored with a computer system called an AI Comp, which, via nanotechnology, exists almost... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 15:31:02 EST Do A Little More Today -- Jenna's Challenge Thanks, Jenna, for this challenge in memory of Gary Gygax (for more, see the Gary Gygax RIP and Gary Gygax Passes This Mortal Coil Threads). <BR> <BR> We're gamers and let's face it: we're a little more vulnerable to sloth and snacking because of our choice in hobby. Gwalchmai brought up a GREAT point in the Gary Gygax RIP thread: We don't want to finish up our lives early just because we like to sit around a table and roll dice, snacking and slacking off with our friends. <BR> <BR> So, Je... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 12:16:11 EST Gary Gygax Passed Away, RIP It is with a sad heart that I report that Gary Gygax passed away yesterday at 69. Many of you might already have heard this news in other forums, but I felt a need to say something here because Mr. Gygax has touched all of us. <BR> <BR> Mr. Gygax had a very full and accomplished life, but on the other hand, 69 is still a little young. I do not have details about how he died, but we all know that the hobby he gave us also comes with a lot of bad habits. As great as it is an intellectual pu... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 22:39:17 EST Hello everyone Hello there, <BR> <BR> I joined the team a few weeks ago but due to work sending me out of the country for several weeks I haven't had a chance to introduce myself until now. <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople back in Oct 06 a few weeks after my wife signed up and stuck with everything until Christmas that year. By that point I had lost 30 lbs and thankfully all of the good habits that I learned stuck with me and I did not gain any of the weight back that I had lost. In January of this year I... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 18:58:35 EST Gary Gygax Passes This Mortal Coil Just heard the Gary Gygax one of the co-founders of D&D has passed away today of a stomach aneurysm. I am not sure how to feel about this news...I have had differences of opinion over things that Mr Gygax has written in the past in Dragon magazine still he was one responsible for my hobby and for that I am grateful. So rest well Mr gygax and thanks for the adventures and the flights of fantasy you have given me over the years. Tue, 4 Mar 2008 15:10:59 EST Weird West -- Lexi's BEST SESSION EVER! (long) Okay, so I posted the whole story of last night's session, but it turned out to be the LONGEST POST EVER (which is weird, considering the session itself only lasted 5 hours and was taken up almost entirely with a single battle). So I cut and paste it to my Blog. Suffice it to say, though, that my little preacher finally came into her own. <BR> <BR> What isn't said in the blog (it was already too long) is that by the end of the session, I was able to buy Lexi's Faith (her key skill) up to a... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 12:21:51 EST Thoughts on a New World System??? I'm writing my second original RP world (called "Craydle") in hopes that my group will want to switch over to it soon. We're losing Ken so we'll either have to stop playing Hell on Earth and try this new game or continue HOE with a new GM. <BR> <BR> In any case, I want this world and system to be bright, shiny and new for the players, something they have no prior OOC knowledge of so they can experience everything fresh for the first time. I love Deadlands, but having already discovered mos... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 15:29:37 EST Weekly Challenge 3/2/08-3/8/08 Happy March, everyone! Great job on last week's challenge; I'll bet getting in all those extra minutes felt good! I know I was really proud of getting in 15 minutes a day, every day, even if it was just walking to the store instead of driving. <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is nutrition-related again. The goal is to stay within your calorie count EVERY DAY, and get your 8 glasses of water in, too. Post to let us know if you were in for the day, or if you were over or under. You don't h... Mon, 3 Mar 2008 11:58:02 EST And then the Paladin! Yesterday was game day! We got our experience first and I was happy to find I had gone from 1st to 3rd level. our GM is very nice and that means we get full hit points till 3rd level so next level is roll for them and pray the dice like you. <BR> <BR> We started the morning after fighting 20 hobgoblins that seem along with kobolds, ogres, orcs all the usual suspects over running this area. We are after a holy relic to help cure a plague that has hit our town from a temple in a neighbouring k... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 18:26:54 EST March Challenge! Okay, everyone, time for a new monthly challenge! For March, pick a physical "Stat", like strength or nimbleness, that you would like to improve. Over the course of the month, keep us posted on how you are working to improve that "stat"! This does not have to correspond to any character you are playing (although it can if you want!); it can be whatever YOU want to improve about YOUR skills and abilities! <BR> <BR> Your improvement goal doesn't have to be huge. Choose a reasonable target ... Fri, 29 Feb 2008 19:52:26 EST D&D last night, temples and traps That was a fun game of D&D last night. We found the temple of the orb we were looking for, but the undead were right outside, and the wall of stone we used to seal off the doorway wasn't going to last for long. Before we could get the orb, we had a classic elemental trap temple - fire, water (cold), air (lightning), earth (acid) and mortal (physical damage). I think everyone got a chance to shine - the Barbarian used her massive HP to waltz through the physical room, the Ranger used an ada... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:16:50 EST Weekly Challenge 2/24/08-3/1/08 Okay, everyone, CONGRATS to those who kept up with last week's fruits and veggies challenge! The flu screwed up my whole week, so sadly I didn't make it... or anywhere NEAR it. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> This week let's concentrate on getting some physical activity in EVERY day. Shall we try for at least 15 minutes of activity each day? If 15 minutes is too much you can go for 10, but push yourself for as much as you can! <BR> Sun, 24 Feb 2008 19:29:31 EST weeeeeeeeeeeee! So a friend is coming over and we get to play some 4th ed. I'm so excited! We dont have access to everything, I think this is an RPGA related playtest <BR> <BR> weeeeeee! Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:26:26 EST Game Journals Hey out there! I am a copious note taker. My GM is horrible about not re-issuing information... if you don't make a note, you might not remember! That note taking has evolved over the years into game journals, most of which are written in the voice and hand of the character involved. I have a shelf in the library dedicated to journals from past games, they look like the motley collection that they are because once they are done I tend to bind them up to look like said journal (okay... I'm... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 12:54:08 EST Character Lines / Battle Cries Have any of your characters, or fellow players used memorable lines? do they have a battle cry? use really bad quotes? <BR> <BR> I think most every group says don't split up the party, or look up look down look all around. That's not what I'm looking for. <BR> <BR> 20 years ago, a player said "Bubba says ick". Now, whenever something bad happens in a game or in real life those of us that were there still say "Bubba says ick". Even people who weren't there have started using the line. <BR> ... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 10:10:04 EST Pick Up Games A friend dropped by yesterday escaping his apartment visiting for the evening. After dinner we had a quick pick up game of 2nd edition AD&D. It was fun and exciting and at the end my friend asked. <BR> <BR> "Why are these games so much more fun then the long term thought out campaign?" <BR> <BR> Have the rest of you had this experience. is it that if it is short term we as GM's are more willing to let more slide in favor of the fun element. Is it that we pull out some of our wildest ideas a... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 09:18:48 EST Hello, I'm new to SP... but not to gaming. *grin* Hello all, <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople, just joined this week. It's great to see so many gamers looking to improve their health. I know many of my gaming groups are doing the same... especially now that most of us are in the 30's and 40's. <BR> <BR> I am 35, from Columbus, OH. I've played many, many different gaming systems. I really don't have a favorite system, as the benefits of each are enhanced or detracted by the particular game. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, most of my games are o... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 09:30:42 EST 2/17/08-2/23/08 Weekly Challenge This one's going up a day late, sorry for that. Just means you get Sunday off! <BR> <BR> This week, let's concentrate on our fruit and veggie intake. I know I for one NEVER get the right amount unless I'm paying real good attention to my food! <BR> <BR> There's some disagreement on what constitutes the correct amount of fruit and vegetable servings. For the purpose of this challenge I'm going with 5-7 servings a day of either/or fruits and veggies. You're welcome to use a different reco... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 11:40:41 EST PBP D&D 3.5 Campaign, Arithia: Players Wanted I'm looking for 2-3 more players for a play by post game I've recently started. Current players are either new to D&D or played a long time ago. Additional players can be of any gaming experience level but regular posting is a must. If you are not familiar with the site or PBP in general, I don't mind working with you through AIM, gTalk or yahoo. <BR> <BR> Please keep in mind I am new to DMing (though not playing); constructive criticism is appreciated. Rule lawyering is allowed, just pleas... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 17:08:08 EST Greetings from a cross-genre geek Don't have much time to answer questions and get into the challenges at the moment, but I can at least throw out a brief introduction. <BR> <BR> I live in the Seattle area. I play once a week on Friday nights with a really great group. We usually spend 4-6 weeks with a genre and then swith up allowing for multiple campaigns in multiple systems with any of the 5 folks who GM regularly. <BR> <BR> I've been gaming 25 years and that makes me the least experienced of our GMs and possibly of al... Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:05:40 EST 10 Fun Things About Your Game Just like 10 Random things about you, tell us 10 fun details about the campaign you're currently playing. If you're in more than one, you can post more than once if you like, or if you're not currently in any campaign you can post about a past campaign. Fri, 15 Feb 2008 11:33:04 EST 10 Random Things About You I've adopted this from my Bride Challenge Group, but I think it's fun! <BR> <BR> Just list 10 things, any 10 things at all, that you would like to share about you. Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:19:44 EST Crack-Ups We all know we can have some pretty hilarious moments at the gaming table. Here are a few of our recent ones in Hell on Earth. <BR> <BR> Angel (my loco undead), often thinks she is speaking with the members of her former party (who are 200 years in the ground by now and never really "there" for her to speak to). Coming upon a man in a similar position as she (walking the earth for 200 years, hunting Servitors to turn back the Apocalypse), she is immediately distrustful of him, especially w... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 16:02:04 EST Game Night Follies Use this post to tell us about your most recent game session! <BR> <BR> In last night's Hell On Earth (set in the future, post-apocalyptic wild-western and supernatural-horror), we went up against a servitor, or in other words, a Really Big Bad. This one was called The Devourer, and you can probably guess what it did to get that moniker. <BR> <BR> Well, I've already posted a long blog on my Sparkpage regarding the nitty-gritty details (and some player frustration related to the game), but ... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:31:06 EST Welcome New Gamers! Get Started Here! Hi and welcome to Rolling a Natural 20! To go ahead and get started, whip us up a quick new topic (you can title it "Hi, I'm New" or something to that effect) and let us get to know you! Tell us what games you like, what archetypes, or anything at all! We're looking forward to getting to know you! Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:16:02 EST The end and a new beginning. Well yesterday was the end of the campaign my gaming group has been playing for the past 19 months. Our game master had expected at least half of us to die..please think of a new character chat the game before. <BR> <BR> Well we were given an hour to plan and then we started the epic battle and we kicked ass. Earlier we had run into 1st ed monks unbeknownst to us and four members had been touch and fortunately all made their saving throws against death magic, Quivering palm sucks so the GM's... Sun, 10 Feb 2008 09:35:22 EST 2/10/08 - 2/16/08 -- Weekly Challenge This week's challenge is very simple: get your 8 cups of water in every day. Post here to let us know your progress! <BR> <BR> If you can get 8 cups in every day, I'll send you a Sparkgoodie for your page! Sat, 9 Feb 2008 16:26:37 EST Feb 2008 Challenge Get into Character and Get into Shape! <BR> <BR> For our first monthly challenge, let's get a little closer to our characters while expanding our fitness horizons. Think of your character's fighting style -- is he or she a martial artist? A brawler? A mage who attacks at range? Then think about the real-life equivalent to your character's fighting style or the training he or she would have gone through to become the fighter he or she is. Boxing? Wrestling? Tae Kwon Do? Yoga? <BR> ... Sat, 9 Feb 2008 16:13:23 EST Favorite Campaign Ever!!! Okay we all have had them that one campaign we never forget it was epic and funny and fun and everyone who played when we get together reminisce about this game. Lets hear about them people <em>244</em> !! <BR> <BR> Mine was the kolbold holy war. i was playing a lawful good drow cleric (long before that other drow people) named Ebonstar. <BR> <BR> the game started with one lone little kolbold arriving outside the city gates one evening just after the gates closed setting up a tent and doin... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 09:19:03 EST DnD Last Night Well, my players decided to go back up against the Gluttony demons that killed two PCs last time. They thought that with their fancy new holy weapons they would have a better chance. Unfortunately for me, they did. <BR> <BR> They killed the first one in three rounds...The second one was higher level so that took a few more rounds and some lucky critical hits...The third one was also higher level (the same as the second one) but they finished it off almost as fast as the first one, somehow.... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 13:04:40 EST Newbie wave Wow! I am so excited I found this team! <BR> <BR> I don't even know where to start on introducing myself. I'm Khlara, I've been roleplaying for 11 years now. Right now I'm in a D&D 3.5 game on Tuesdays, a modified d20 Star Wars game on Wednesday, and a "we're not sure what we're doing yet" game on Saturday. The Saturday game was originally my Serenity game which I had ran for 2 years. <BR> <BR> One of my problems is gaming and food. The Tuesday game is held at a house where they usually hav... Thu, 31 Jan 2008 17:17:06 EST Character Race suggestion I have to create a new character for a Realms dnd game. I know I want to play a fighter, probably going the dex-based route. <BR> We'll be first level. I don't want to play a race out of the PHB because I've done that before and I want something a little different. Does anyone have any suggestions for me??? Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:00:05 EST Shadowrun Character Concept Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm working on a backup character to my current Shadowrun character. I might have to switch characters if some "irreconcilable differences" can't be reconciled, so I thought I would make the new character, just in case. I know I want to do another shaman, probably focusing on conjuring spirits. <BR> <BR> I thought I would see if any of you are familiar with the system and have any good ideas that I should try out or things that I should think about. I don't know much ab... Mon, 28 Jan 2008 11:47:13 EST Having the Gaming Jones It's been well over a month since the last time I've been able to have a tabletop gaming session, even with just my husband and myself. We want to play but something always seems to get in the way. Last week it was working out rather than gaming (kind of at my insistence.) Last night it was a trip to the ER for me (everything is relatively ok, just some major back pain that could have been - but wasn't - kidney stones and a very early pregnancy). And, unfortunately, weekend nights are the ... Sun, 20 Jan 2008 07:09:33 EST off-track gamers I might just explode! Last night my players couldn't keep their head in the games to save my life, or any of theirs. I wanted to scream... but I didn't. I wanted to kill all of the their characters and start a new game. ... but i didn't. <BR> <BR> RArrrrrrrrrrrrrrr <BR> <BR> Thank you all for allowing me to rant and rave... I hate people who don't take game night at least a little bit seriously.... Wed, 16 Jan 2008 17:14:23 EST Last Night's Hell On Earth Session I like sharing funny or smile-worthy moments from our RP sessions with people, so I'll give you a quick glimpse at some of last night's. Knowing that not a lot of people have played Hell On Earth, I'll try to make the descriptions as generic and understandable as possible. <BR> <BR> Funny highlights from last night's session: <BR> <BR> My character (the paranoid undead hexslinger) mistook our party's Psycher/Junker for her ancient enemy and threw him in front of the session's first Big Bad... Tue, 8 Jan 2008 18:34:54 EST Yay! Game Day! Hurray! Hell On Earth for the first time in a month! We had to take time off for our GM's extra days at work and then the holidays. We finally get to get back in the game! <BR> <BR> I have to spend a little time getting back into character. To get into Angel's head I usually listen to music like "Ghost Riders In The Sky" or Idina Menzel's "A Hero Comes Home". How do you get into character? Mon, 7 Jan 2008 01:13:58 EST Celebratory 'Victory Laps' and other challenges Here's a thought on how to fit in a little extra 'umph' in a gaming situation. <BR> <BR> We all know that the biggest challenges to weight loss in a gaming environment are two-fold: <BR> 1) We sit on our butts for hours on end. <BR> and <BR> 2) We eat NASTY snacks at the table. <BR> <BR> Here are a few ways to battle these at YOUR gaming table: <BR> -Every notable achievement earns a 'Victory Lap.' While the adrenaline from that Nat 20 Crit is still flowing, do 5 quick reps: Jumping jacks,... Fri, 4 Jan 2008 14:18:42 EST Indie Gaming? Is anyone else here into the Indie Gaming scene? My husband and I have gotten fairly heavy into the gaming scene. He plays a lot more than I do because he has more time for online gaming, but we have a couple of one-on-one games going on. <BR> <BR> The three games that we've been playing the most are Burning Wheel, Dogs in the Vineyard and Breaking the Ice. There are a few others that I'm interested in checking out, like Polaris. Has anyone else had experience with some of the Indy Games... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 09:53:24 EST D&D 4edition Hi all, I like to know if anyone has any thoughts or opinions on the new d&d 4E thats coming out in the summer. I don't know much about it myself but would like to know what you think. Mon, 31 Dec 2007 21:17:23 EST Who are you I have quite a few characters, but in the game I am playing now I have an elf cleric/wizard of Mystra named Eledwhen Silverfyre and an Aasimar cleric of Suni named Sara Love. I don't think I could pick a favorite I love them all. Thu, 27 Dec 2007 18:53:36 EST Hi I'm New Hi, It's so nice to find a team of fellow gamers. I'm a long time DnD Forgotten Realms Player. Our group has play tested a few adventures for Dungeon Crawl Classics. I'm happy to be a part of this team. <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Dec 2007 18:37:36 EST Coming up WIth A New Battle System So I'm writing a new game I call Craydle, but I have a terrible time with the battle system. I don't want to just rip-off the Deadlands battle system (in order to avoid copyright issues in case we decide to publish the game), but I can't think of a system I like as much. <BR> <BR> The Deadlands system is as follows: the players roll their quickness stat and draw a number of cards from the deck based on their roll. A roll of 5 nets them two cards, and another card for every 5 more, up to a ... Fri, 14 Dec 2007 02:10:35 EST Who are You? Hello! I wanted to know who everyone plays, and if you play multiple games/characters, who is your favorite to play? <BR> <BR> If you saw my post on the Gaming Talk board, you saw I have a preacher/monster hunter for Deadlands, The Wierd West, and an undead witch in Deadlands, Hell On Earth. I have a bunch of other charries for games that are in limbo at the moment, but the Hell On Earth character is definetely my favorite of them all. Her name is Angel, and she originated in the Wierd We... Mon, 10 Dec 2007 19:47:34 EST Rock band Anyone tried Rock Band yet? <BR> <BR> ... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm a rock star :D Sat, 8 Dec 2007 04:03:40 EST Hi, I'm new! Hello! I'm new here, and I'm SO GLAD I found an RPer's Team! This is awesome! <BR> <BR> I started RPing with a group playing the Pinnacle Games' title Deadlands, and I still play both the original Deadlands and its sequel, Hell On Earth, on Monday nights with my friends. We are writing a few of our own games, though -- we're already in test-play stages for a game based on a novel I wrote about five nations of demons in the modern world, and my brother and I are both developing new systems... Fri, 7 Dec 2007 13:09:14 EST What is your favorite RPG? I have to say we play DnD and Hackmaster the most, but I really like playing WoD werewolves a lot. Maybe I will start a campaign for that. Tue, 30 Oct 2007 13:51:49 EST Gaming Talk I thought that I would start a general chat thread so that we can talk about what goes good and what goes bad, or just about gaming in general. :-) Fri, 26 Oct 2007 11:34:04 EST Gaming Challenge Here is the challenge: <BR> 1. Drink 2 servings of water for every 12 oz. of soda. <BR> 2. Bring healthy snacking options and eat those. <BR> 3. Find a reason to stand up and walk around every couple of hours for 10 minutes. <BR> 4. Share with your group the healthy eating choices. Everyone deserves baby carrots. <em>211</em> Sat, 20 Oct 2007 09:11:39 EST Hi gamers You know, it is hard to get out there and be healthy when you are in a game where everyone is eating chips and drinking Mountain Dew, believe me I know! <BR> <BR> I am Adikio, and currently I am in 2 D&D 3.5 games, and a Hackmaster game. I have also played in World of Darkness games, and several others. I am only in one gaming group, so we play alternating games on alternating weeks. <BR> <BR> Let's find out about you and your games! Thu, 11 Oct 2007 22:47:54 EST