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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:46 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:
Sorry all, I know we are supposed to ignore the troll but I could not help myself (for obvious reasons.....pours another drink  :D )


You misinterpret -- and perhaps I didn't make myself as clear as I could've been.

I love hack-n-slash. I'm critiquing the players (myself included), not the game. In my earliest gaming sessions, there were too many instances of "You kill the bugbear and pick up a ring of protection +4, a robe of eyes and a vorpal blade" -- none of which the recently deceased bugbear had actually used to defend himself, of course. (This of course is hyperbole, but you get the point.) As we were all learning the game mechanics together, we had very little concern for game balance or verisimilitude -- it was alll about acquiring powerful swag as quickly as possible, and in too many instances our DM was all too accomodating. So when I deride "ignorant, inexperienced hack-n-slash," that's what I mean. Sorry if I made it sound otherwise.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:06 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:
Sorry all, I know we are supposed to ignore the troll but I could not help myself (for obvious reasons.....pours another drink  :D )


Its OK I will buy you a beer this time ..... :lol:

Gelatinous Q, welcome to the Acaeum and please excuse our little tirades ... we are a bit sensitive at the moment.  :roll:

Actually welcome doesn't really sound right since you have been here for awhile.  How about congrads on leaving the lurking realm  :wink:

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:03 pm 
 

Gelatinous Q wrote:...First character rolled: an elf (using basic rules) named Legolas (very original!!) ...


LOL my first one in `77 was Thorin... A grizzled dwarf !

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:07 pm 
 

So when I deride "ignorant, inexperienced hack-n-slash," that's what I mean. Sorry if I made it sound otherwise.


Incidentally, Gygax also has an interesting article on this very thing in Dragon 272, I believe.

In any event.. Welcome!

  


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:18 am 
 

Hi all!

My name is Bill or on ebay Azhag2000.  I'm a collector/reseller.  I started gaming out of the back of Kland's Hobby shop in Fresno CA in 1980.  My first character was a dwarf fighter that got pulverized the first adventure.  I'm a father of three wonderful kids and use AD&D as a motivator for good behavior in school...we are just wrapping up B1 (monochrome, of course!) and playing entirely with Heritage Dungeon Dwellers figures.  Recently I had a setback in my collection...my mono G series, all in NM condition, walked away from my desk at work.   :x  that'l learn me.

Anyway, Hi!

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:31 am 
 

Azhag2000 wrote:my mono G series, all in NM condition, walked away from my desk at work.   :x  that'l learn me.


Bad luck - hope you manage to reaquire them at the right price!

ANd welcome to the forums :D


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:35 am 
 

Azhag2000 wrote:Hi all!

 Recently I had a setback in my collection...my mono G series, all in NM condition, walked away from my desk at work.   :x  that'l learn me.



Welcome!

I can only assume that you work in some sort of office where they understand the value of the items.  The only thing likely to happen in the offices I work in is that the items may get chucked in the bin by the cleaners.  8O


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:26 am 
 

Azhag2000 wrote:Hi all!

My name is Bill or on ebay Azhag2000.  I'm a collector/reseller.  I started gaming out of the back of Kland's Hobby shop in Fresno CA in 1980.  My first character was a dwarf fighter that got pulverized the first adventure.  I'm a father of three wonderful kids and use AD&D as a motivator for good behavior in school...we are just wrapping up B1 (monochrome, of course!) and playing entirely with Heritage Dungeon Dwellers figures.  Recently I had a setback in my collection...my mono G series, all in NM condition, walked away from my desk at work.   :x  that'l learn me.

Anyway, Hi!

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Welcome Azhag2000!


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:11 am 
 

improvstone wrote:
Welcome!

I can only assume that you work in some sort of office where they understand the value of the items.  The only thing likely to happen in the offices I work in is that the items may get chucked in the bin by the cleaners.  8O


Yeah, I work in an internet technical support call center.  I'm basically Office Veal, plugged into my cubicle with a pc and a headset.  Our call center is populated by as many permutations of geeks, nerds and outcasts as exists.  70% either have Warhammer, Manga/anime, D&D, LOTR or something form Cartoon Network on their desks.  I've learned my lesson though...I don't keep any D&D stuff at work anymore, I just keep stuff that is easily replaced...like my Space Ork 40K army.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:57 pm 
 

Sounds like an interesting place to work.  Guard your orks.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:12 pm 
 

Azhag2000 wrote:Hi all!

My name is Bill or on ebay Azhag2000.  I'm a collector/reseller.  I started gaming out of the back of Kland's Hobby shop in Fresno CA in 1980.  My first character was a dwarf fighter that got pulverized the first adventure.  I'm a father of three wonderful kids and use AD&D as a motivator for good behavior in school...we are just wrapping up B1 (monochrome, of course!) and playing entirely with Heritage Dungeon Dwellers figures.  Recently I had a setback in my collection...my mono G series, all in NM condition, walked away from my desk at work.   :x  that'l learn me.

Anyway, Hi!

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Hi Bill, it's about time you got here...;)

Sorry to hear about you G series

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:23 pm 
 

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Hi Bill, it's about time you got here...;)

Sorry to hear about you G series

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Ah, one of my favorite customers!   :D

I'm going to be putting some nice old Grenadier W&W stuff later on tonight, as well as more Archive, Minifigs and other goodies...

...Wish I had another Saxon Spider or Dragontooth Dragon around though!

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:20 pm 
 

Azhag2000 wrote:
Ah, one of my favorite customers!   :D

I'm going to be putting some nice old Grenadier W&W stuff later on tonight, as well as more Archive, Minifigs and other goodies...

...Wish I had another Saxon Spider or Dragontooth Dragon around though!


I take it then you will be listing stuff in the classifieds section of the site...


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:47 pm 
 

Azhag2000 wrote:
Ah, one of my favorite customers!   :D

I'm going to be putting some nice old Grenadier W&W stuff later on tonight, as well as more Archive, Minifigs and other goodies...

...Wish I had another Saxon Spider or Dragontooth Dragon around though!


Yeah, that Saxon spider really HURT... :lol:

But, I HAD to HAVE IT!!!! :twisted:


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:52 pm 
 

I had to change my underwear after the Office Veal remark. Never heard that one before.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:20 am 
 

Hi guy's

an Intro ..

I'm Delzoun-blood some of you might have seen my Ebay shop

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My Ebay trading name is tkx-ukltd.
I am 32 year old gamer who first got into gaming some 22 years ago!! god that makes me feel old, Now a dad and my own boss (apart from the wife).

I was told about this site by GYG ( Got Your Games ) and I'm glad I found it though getting registered was a bit tricky!

I buy D&D collections and split them down to sell on ebay aswell as building up my own collection ( I stupidly sold my entire 2e Forgotten Realms collection a few years ago ) so now I am slowly rebuilding and trading.

See you all around on the boards or Ebay.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:52 am 
 

Delzoun-blood wrote:Hi guy's

an Intro ..

I'm Delzoun-blood some of you might have seen my Ebay shop

eBay listings

My Ebay trading name is tkx-ukltd.
I am 32 year old gamer who first got into gaming some 22 years ago!! god that makes me feel old, Now a dad and my own boss (apart from the wife).

I was told about this site by GYG ( Got Your Games ) and I'm glad I found it though getting registered was a bit tricky!

I buy D&D collections and split them down to sell on ebay aswell as building up my own collection ( I stupidly sold my entire 2e Forgotten Realms collection a few years ago ) so now I am slowly rebuilding and trading.

See you all around on the boards or Ebay.

Delz


hi delz! glad to read you here! i've just bought from you a very nice item! (my ebay nick is kingofprimiera)

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:35 am 
 

aia glad your happy

anything else you know where to go oh I've listed over 80 items on monday...

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:54 am 
 

Delzoun-blood wrote:aia glad your happy

anything else you know where to go oh I've listed over 80 items on monday...

Delz


Hey Delz

welcome to the forum! nice to see another UK-er join the ranks!

enjoy :)

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:28 pm 
 

Hello. I'm Hugh Williams. You might know me as huw on enworld or hpghwilliams on ebay. I live in the UK.

I've been playing since 1981 (notice how I cannily fail to reveal how old I am). D&D, AD&D, RQ, WFRPS - if it's a fantasy RPG I've played it and it occupies an unhealthy amount of shelf space. I've recently decided to sell off almost all my collection. I'm keeping a few items and looking to buy some old stuff, but the rest is going.

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