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Post Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:50 am 
 

Bonjour et bienvenue lurker_above!  Vous parley Anglais tres bien!  Je n'ecrire pas Francais bien du tous!  :oops:   Ou est-ce-que vous avais apris votre Anglais?  8)


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:26 am 
 

Welcome lurker_above, good luck with the CDMs & GMs.. Someone here should be able to help with at least part of that, I'm sure.

:oops:  at benjoshuas post above, as I have no idea after the first half....  :oops:


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:06 am 
 

benjoshua wrote:Bonjour et bienvenue lurker_above!  Vous parley Anglais tres bien!  Je n'ecrire pas Francais bien du tous!  :oops:   Ou est-ce-que vous avais apris votre Anglais?  8)


Bel effort!  :)

Et bienvenue Lurker! Plus il y a de cuisses de grenouilles, plus on rit :)


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:16 am 
 

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Many thanks to you all !

Benjoshua, your french sentences are "Very Fine" ; i learned english at school as 2nd foreign language (german was the first one), took "tongue" lessons stamped to a cute california girl circa 20 years ago for a full year, and managed to read english books - especially TSR ones - to maintain my english/american level of practice.

Ashmire13, ok thanks ; and i'm sure you can help me to expand my JG D&D/AD&D/Fantasy/JGJ/Dungeoneer/Pegasus collection ;-p
BTW, Benjoshua wrote he's not very proficient in "Foreign Language : written French" (i disagree : it seems his french level is at least 16 or less /d20) ; thereafter he was asking me where i learned english (i must admit the best answer would have been "in the california girl's bed ... room" 8) )

Le_Rahib and Lokiwookie, i'm very happy to meet both of you here :) Sorry "Loki's Wookie" but i dislike to eat frogs : i prefer swiss chocolate ! Yes, i'm sure it will be a pleasure to be with you all here.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:00 am 
 

lurker_above wrote:Benjoshua, your french sentences are "Very Fine"


Thanks, but your English is much better than my French.  I was impressed.  8)


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:34 pm 
 

It's easier for frenchies to learn english instead of americans & Commonwealth residents to learn french. And as i told you i had a very good teacher (i had an excellent motivation to learn american way of life very very quickly  :wink: )
I was also really very impressed : it is unusual to receive greetings from an american in my native language : many thanks for your kindness  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:06 pm 
 

lurker_above wrote:It's easier for frenchies to learn english instead of americans & Commonwealth residents to learn french. And as i told you i had a very good teacher (i had an excellent motivation to learn american way of life very very quickly  :wink: )
I was also really very impressed : it is unusual to receive greetings from an american in my native language : many thanks for your kindness  :D


Thanks.  People tell me I'm weird all the time. :?   :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:54 pm 
 

Hi guys! I am fairly new to the game but I am learning a lot quickly. I am 25 and live in Kentucky.   I played a lot of magic over the years and just recently made the jump to RPG's.  I'm looking forward to learning a lot from you guys!

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:50 pm 
 

Jchriddy wrote:Hi guys! I am fairly new to the game but I am learning a lot quickly. I am 25 and live in Kentucky.   I played a lot of magic over the years and just recently made the jump to RPG's.  I'm looking forward to learning a lot from you guys!


Welcome.

What RPGs have you jumped into then?

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:20 am 
 

Hello everyone,
after 4 years of lurking i thought that - maybe - i could introduce myself  :P
A 35-years old half-italian/half-argentinian (with bits of spanish and french blood in the middle) living in a chaotic city known as Rome, i was introduced to the world of fantasy when i was just 9-years old, when i borrowed a giant of a book (a Classic, the Lord of the Rings) form my auntie (she bought it but stopped reading after a few pages since she found it to be "really boring" :roll: ).
After this traumatic event (and a 2-days full immersion of reading), i went to the nearest library to look for more, and i found something called a "librogame" named Lupo Solitario (the gamebook Lone Wolf), which was my final step for the descent into madness  :P

My first experience with RPGs was with Uno Sguardo nel Buio, the italian translation of Das Schwarze Auge (a.k.a. The Dark Eye), while Dungeons & Dragons went next, with the Moldvay/Cook rules owned by a friend (i later bought the italian translation of the Mentzer basic set in a game shop... aah, the good ol'times when you could found the RPGs sitting near the Masters of the Universe and Barbie dolls  :lol: )
But i was unsatisfied with the translation speed (it took eons for the Companion set to see the light in Italy), so i took the necessary steps to satisfy my growing hunger: 1) learn english (or, at least, try to :oops: ); 2) buy the original books (a little expensive for a young boy, so i started saving on the snacks... good for the health too)

So, after nearly 30 years, i own what i think to be a nearly respectable collection of well-cared-and-played RPGs, primarily D&D-settings-based (but i stopped with the approaching of the 3.5e), but not only; Legend of the Five Rings, some World of Darkness books, Cyberpunk 2020, Exalted, Warhammer Fantasy & 40K, MERP/Lord of the Rings are some of the other english RPGs lines i bought/still buy, and some years ago i started expanding on the spanish (Anima, Redención) and french (Kult 3e, Qin, Kuro, Yggdrasill) "markets".

The most treasured piece of my collection is a 1st print of Nobilis (the little book printed by Pharos Press, i bought it for a few bucks from a person who was auctioning mainly BDSM items... don't ask me how the the two things relate, please  :oops: ), while the most "visually stunning" object is (with the exception of the CE of the War of the Rings boardgame) the recently bought collector's edition of Par-delà les Montagnes Hallucinées, the revised french translation of Beyond Mountain of Madness (i posted some photos here), although i still have to receive the CE of Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch, to declare the winner.

Well, i think it's all, so i can go back to lurking  :D
See You around.



P.S. And please forgive me for my far-from-decent english  :oops:


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:31 am 
 

Welcome Ronin and what a great introduction and wide variety in your collection! :)

Good to have another European on the boards. Our numbers are growing, soon we will take over the world...  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:23 am 
 

Your English is great, Ronin.  Far better than many English speakers.

Your collection sounds really cool.

Welcome, and please do come back to talk and share.  8)

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:38 am 
 

Thank You everyone!

About my collection: i'll try to post some photos, but first i have to reorganize my room (last year i had to buy a new bookcase and there's still a mess around :oops: )

About my English: although i still think it's really far from acceptable, i have to give my thanks both to my Irish teacher (and her neverending patience  :P ), and my first (A)D&D books, which were a real treasure in my learning / understanding of Shakespeare's Language.

About conquering the world: well, i have relatives living in both the west and east coasts of the US, and in Canada too (they emigrated after the 1st World War)... adding them to my South-American and European relatives, i can boldly say that the invasion has already started  :lol:

Lastly, i'd really like to be a more active member of this community, but unfortunately i suffer from a rare form of corneal dystrophy, so staying before a screen literally kills my eyes (and guess what's my job? I'm a programmer :? ) ... however, i'll come back now and then  :)

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:20 am 
 

Ronin wrote:Thank You everyone!

About my collection: i'll try to post some photos, but first i have to reorganize my room (last year i had to buy a new bookcase and there's still a mess around :oops: )

About my English: although i still think it's really far from acceptable, i have to give my thanks both to my Irish teacher (and her neverending patience  :P ), and my first (A)D&D books, which were a real treasure in my learning / understanding of Shakespeare's Language.

About conquering the world: well, i have relatives living in both the west and east coasts of the US, and in Canada too (they emigrated after the 1st World War)... adding them to my South-American and European relatives, i can boldly say that the invasion has already started  :lol:

Lastly, i'd really like to be a more active member of this community, but unfortunately i suffer from a rare form of corneal dystrophy, so staying before a screen literally kills my eyes (and guess what's my job? I'm a programmer :? ) ... however, i'll come back now and then  :)

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Ronin and lucker_above,

Great to have both of you.  I hope you will become active members.  Both of you speak better english than I do.

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:12 pm 
 

Hello Ronin,

So you have got the 'Par-delà les Montagnes Hallucinées' collector ! Congrats !
I think I have read your post on the Sans-Detour Forum...
I wanted to post some pictures here also, I hope that people here will follow your link and see the 'box' :D

Welcome on board, have fun !

  

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:28 am 
 

le Rahib wrote:Hello Ronin,

So you have got the 'Par-delà les Montagnes Hallucinées' collector ! Congrats !
I think I have read your post on the Sans-Detour Forum...
I wanted to post some pictures here also, I hope that people here will follow your link and see the 'box' :D

Welcome on board, have fun !


Bonsoir Monsieur le Rahib, et merci pour l'accueil :)
yes, i was the same Italian that was so desperate on "that night" of August since the procédure d'achat didn't accept shipments outside France and Belgium at first  :? (but i was lucky since M. "Cege" was present and quickly fixed the problem  :D )... and i'll say it again, the collector's edition of Par-delà... it's a real little piece of art  :wink:


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:03 pm 
 

Just wanted to let folks know that I'm getting back into listing my game-related original art, prints, games, magazines, and game-artifacts on ebay again.  I'll post what I currently have up in a separate post ... or you can look me up as word_guy on ebay.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:28 pm 
 

hey paul

when you post something up you're selling, post it in classifieds. thats where everyone else does.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:34 pm 
 

nevadaknight wrote:
Well if thats the case here is my humble game room.

s304.photobucket.com/albums/nn166/nevad ... me%20Room/

My album is public so if you want you can see my ugly mug and photos of my trip to the Lehman Caves I took in June.

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Let me start by saying, Dwayne, your room is incredible. It was an honor to view it, and one day I hope mine is as impressive. Hats off to you.

With that being said, HELLO fellow gamers, both veteran & beginner.  My name is Angus, 35 years young, and I'm from Houston Texas.

I began playing Dungeons & Dragons with the Red Box back in 1985, and have been an avid player & collector since then. My collection has grown and shrunk over the years (as did my internal debate at times about whether or not it was a hobby I wanted to keep in my life), but has since stabilized with my love of the game. Outside of songwriting, D&D is a passion of mine that just won't die... so, I accept it as my 2nd most important hobby. I love D&D 3.5, and will not leave until better comes.

I've done a lot of odd things in my time career-wise. Life has been difficult for me in those endevours, mainly because of sleep apnea. However, I can say for 10 years I managed a gaming store and was an avid Magic The Gathering player. When the store I ran closed down (retirement of the owner), my funds and credit were not enough to save the place. I was jobless for a long period of time, and decided to sell my M:TG collection for funds to help support my family (wife and daughter). In the process, I became a Ebay Specialist, and decided that I could trade the Magic card collection for possibly a more "moveable commodity" on Ebay - D&D. Thanks to Craigslist, I traded my collection for $2000 and a pickup truck longbed of magazine boxes of D&D books & the like, a huge collection accumulated over the years by a young fellow in Humble Texas who wanted to play M:TG and was done with D&D. His loving mother, whom he still lived with, was a worker @ HALF PRICE BOOKS for some 10 years. Thus, how he easily gathered such a huge collection.

As a lover of the older modules, I decided as I cataloged the materials to sell them on Ebay (which took me 3 days nonstop), that I would keep a steady set of the modules within the collection, and part with all else but a few select items. My Ebay seller name was LONE_STAR_VINTAGE, and occasionally I revisit the account to sell odds & ends, but it has been a while. However, I'm sure I'll be back to sell more items there, given my inability to not pick up a collection when I see one being sold (especially when I find it contains at least one module I'm missing personally). Nevertheless, I made quite a deal of money from that first big collection.

My own collection is pristine, focused on modules from Basic and Advanced, with a fine select few from 2nd Edition. Consequently, 2nd Edition is where I spent the most of my years as an earlier gamer. I'm still missing many modules, but my collection is 127 modules strong, which, according to the Acaeum listing, leaves me with a mere 214 (roughly, not counting the DL series as I was never a fan) to finish the deed. I aspire to one day be AN authority (not THE authority, but maybe AN authority) on module collections in Texas. Not too difficult a goal, although not easy either (especially on the pocketbook). Nevertheless, my wife (who also plays D&D) has been patient with my disability, and understands my love of the game.

As time progresses, I'll put a list up of what I'm still looking for and what I have, as well as taking a picture or two of my module collection (backer-boarded & bagged for protection). Any assistance that you good folks can provide me as I continue on my path would be greatly appreciated, and I promise to help whenever and wherever I can in return. I currently DM a group of 5 once every other weekend, 3.5 edition rules, and enjoy every minute of it. My wife and I are working slowly towards finally owning a home, where I have been promised a recording studio & gaming room. She's an Angel, that woman. She truly is the finest and rarest story of them all.

I have been trolling the Acaeum website & forums for some time, but never took the time to set up my email with my service provider, as I had several flash email accounts - so it just wasn't necessary. But to become a member HERE, well you needed one. So, I broke down and setup Microsoft Outlook, and an hour later, here I am. I have spent many a night, reading discussions and thoughts in this forum... and let me just say, it's nice to be a part of it finally, instead of the guy looking in thru the window. Anyhow, that just about sums me up. Thanks for having me.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:04 pm 
 

Angus_The_Red wrote:With that being said, HELLO fellow gamers, both veteran & beginner.  My name is Angus, 35 years young, and I'm from Houston Texas.


Welcome!

Angus_The_Red wrote:I love D&D 3.5, and will not leave until better comes.


Gak!   8O   :?

Angus_The_Red wrote:...decided to sell my M:TG collection for funds to help support my family (wife and daughter).


Aww.    :cry:

Angus_The_Red wrote:Consequently, 2nd Edition is where I spent the most of my years as an earlier gamer.


Much better!   ;)

Angus_The_Red wrote:I'm still missing many modules, but my collection is 127 modules strong, which, according to the Acaeum listing, leaves me with a mere 214 (roughly, not counting the DL series as I was never a fan) to finish the deed.


Nice!   :)

Angus_The_Red wrote:I aspire to one day be AN authority (not THE authority, but maybe AN authority) on module collections in Texas. Not too difficult a goal, although not easy either (especially on the pocketbook).


You have serious competition to be THE authority.

Angus_The_Red wrote:Any assistance that you good folks can provide me as I continue on my path would be greatly appreciated, and I promise to help whenever and wherever I can in return.


There's no shortage of opinions around here.   :P

Angus_The_Red wrote:I have spent many a night, reading discussions and thoughts in this forum... and let me just say, it's nice to be a part of it finally, instead of the guy looking in thru the window. Anyhow, that just about sums me up. Thanks for having me.


Again, welcome!  8)


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