Discussion in 'RPG Discussion' started by sir jon, May 3, 2009.
Sounds cool. I'd like to check out the game.
My group meets Tuesdays for 3-4 hours at a time. We use a blend of the d20 Modern rules and tactical Crimson Skies rules to play characters in a 1937 Crimson Skies Chicago. We just started, only in our 8th week now, and it seems to be going well enough.
This group has been together a while, having played a d20 version of Jericho ( set in Galena, IL ), Firefly, a d20 version of World War Z, and trying out Hunter before coming to Crimson Skies. We're about 8 members strong, and trade GMing based on the campaign we're playing at the moment.
Many of our group will be up for the Con, and some of us are Old School gamers from way back. besides the Red and Blue, my first real plunge was with the Efreet version of the DM Guide ( alpha ), which I picked up in a garage sale. Hooked ever since.
Hello : )
Greetings! Glad to hear from the 50th state. Very happy that no 'big wave' washed away anyones dreams, yesterday. Once again, welcome to the forums.
A long way from Hawaii
Sadly, I am in Chicago for work. I spent a good amount of time back there Dec/Jan, but now I'm back here in the land of ice and snow for some months...
Heartbreaking, I know. But on the upside, I get to go to GaryCon : )
Thanks for the welcome
Got in a little old school gaming Saturday (Feb 27th) at the Chicago Gameday 25 (we do three a year in Mount Prospect, IL, at Games Plus - http://www.games-plus.com/ ).
I ran an epic minis battle in the first slot then played in a S&W, (O)D&D-style, game in slot two. Great fun!
I have been playing/running C&C since 2006. Before that I played my own slightly adapted version of D&D 3.0 (prior to the .5 revisions).
Don't get to do much else, as I'm pretty busy in life most of the time - enjoy playing in quickplay "Zombie" games when I get the chance, and really enjoyed this past weekend when I had the chance to play again in a straight D&D (Rules Cyclopedia) game at a local con - played a big archetype of a fighter (5 intelligence but 18 strength - "K I L L, tha' spells keelll")....
Favorites all around:
2. B/X / Rules Cylopedia D&D
3. 3.0 (but restricted - core plus 1st class books, stay clear of the d20 and .5 explosion of splat)
4. AD&D (1st ed.)
Loved Star Frontiers in my youth, would love to play again some day.
The "zero level" campaign has since concluded, with only two original party members surviving the entire adventure. Obviously, they are no longer zero level.
I've since begun to return to the older, more experienced characters that have been adventuring off world in another game. They've returned to discover their companion has purchased some land and now they need to clear, settle and build on it. It's fun.
We have been playtesting a new rpg called Lance - near future sci-fi outer-spacey...
I'm playing in diaglo's OD&D campaign. We're coming up on our 6th continuous year of action. I'm on about my 5th or 6th character during that span. The highest level I've had a character achieve is 4th. Currently playing a 3rd level Magic User.
I love it!
yup, i'm refereeing an OD&D(1974) campaign. 3 of the original party members have achieved 5th lvl. so i haven't been able to run them thru Tim Kask's GCI module yet. nor does it look like the GCII module is ready for them either.
also playing occassionally at cons and such.
Now that GaryCon is over, sadly, I'm not playing in anything. However, I _am_ thinking of starting up either a BECMI or C&C game at the local gameshop. It might be interesting to throw some old school mods their way.
Why don't you respectfully request a lower level adventure for next year? You managed to snag the last two, maybe he'll listen to you?
*strongly doubts it*
Also, I'm in a couple CoC adventures and putting together my own OD&D game for a group.
Glad to say I'm still playing in the same game, with the same guys, with the same chars 10 months later. We're around 8th level now, and we're wintering over in Verbobonc, CY566-567.
Our current main game is a homebrew megadungeon (15 levels, players currently on 5, have been down to 7), using Microlite74 rules (blog.retroroleplaying.com) -- basically a very stripped-down d20 with an OD&D look and feel. Only three classes (Fighters, Clerics, and Mages, Elf and Dwarf are classes), only three stats, no skills. Runs like lightning.
We also have a couple other games we play sometimes. Chief among these is a GURPS: Space game which feels something like _Firefly_, something like _Gateway_, and something like _Traveller_. We're playing Mutant Future _Bring Me The Head of Frank Sinatra!_, which I may run a session or two of at Garycon III. We have an on-hold D&D 3/3.5E game, which has the distinction that we started it with 1st level characters waaaay back when D&D 3E first came out, and a character legitimately made it to 20th level. That's on hold because running high-level games is very complex and time-consuming and although the adventure climax is in sight, one encounter (maybe two) a session is slow, slow slogging.
I may actually try running a set-piece from that game next year, although possibly with a different rules set.
We also have an excellent pulpy _Spirit of the Century_ game in the works, although it turns out I can't do that without turning it into _Call of Cthulhu_.
Alright, folks, I'm planning on putting together a Castles & Crusades game if at all possible. I've laid the ground work with grabbing some adventures and think I can find time to swing a game every other week. I'm hoping this works out because I'm really wanting to start slinging dice on a regular basis.
Oh, and you Kenzerites hanging out here can make fun of me later. You know I like Hackmaster Basic but I'd rather play it than run it. If I can ever get in a game that would go with my schedule I'd be cool with it. Biggest problem I've found is that Hackmaster is either famine or feast in this area. Most of the HM players are gaming every week and I just can't swing it.
Anyone else have that problem? Does anyone else do any bi-monthly gaming?
yes, every other wednesday.
Maybe when I retire I can swing weekly gaming, but for now even semi-weekly gaming will be tough, especially with trying to balance other hobbies and obligations.
I'm not regularly playing anything lately, but I hope to start playing Serenity and AD&D on a semi-weekly basis.
My middle daughter and I play every other week at the "local" game shop (about 15 miles) from our house. Although our schedule is kind of messed up with Garycon and another local con (Chaoticon) running within 3 weeks of each other. Going to be running a few 4th Edition D&D mods at Chaoticon. Maybe I will feel comfortable enough to run something at Garycon III. :?:
Yeah, my crew plays every other Monday or Tuesday evening after work. I am pretty excited as this Saturday (we sneak in a weekend session once every few months or so) I am kicking off my turn as DM! I'm running a 1st edition Greyhawk campaign. The party starts in Monmurg (Hold of the Sea Princes) and is recruited by the Prince of Monmurg to sail South to chart some islands off the coast of the Amedio Jungle (enter my adapted Isle of Dread and some other modules). I am working in B4 The Lost City, X1 Isle of Dread, A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity, I1 The Forbidden City, a bunch of stuff I have yet to decide on, and probably cap it off with S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks. It's a lot, but I hope to have a good 2 years to work with...
HEY! Where's this guy been hiding?! :shock: :lol:
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