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Posted by: SLOTH Sep 17 2005, 09:35 PM
Just wanted to say hi. And there wasent really a topic for it so here it is smile.gif

I herd about this site on the rancor pitt, over there Im Allst Beamem.

Nice sight thanks for linking it on the pit.

Posted by: netjedi Sep 17 2005, 09:39 PM
well Howdy right back at'cha. I am netjedi over at the pit wink.gif

Posted by: jamfke Sep 17 2005, 09:40 PM
This place is going to the pits! tongue.gif

Posted by: netjedi Sep 17 2005, 09:50 PM
QUOTE (jamfke @ Sep 18 2005, 03:40 AM)
This place is going to the pits! tongue.gif

Well look at the management tongue.gif

Posted by: Hellcat Sep 17 2005, 11:49 PM
Well, I guess now this place really is falling apart. Sorry about that.

Posted by: jamfke Sep 18 2005, 07:35 AM
QUOTE (SLOTH @ Sep 17 2005, 10:35 PM)
Just wanted to say hi. And there wasent really a topic for it so here it is smile.gif

I herd about this site on the rancor pitt, over there Im Allst Beamem.

Nice sight thanks for linking it on the pit.

Well then, guess I need to make a place for this, huh?

One "My Name Is" forum, coming up!


Posted by: Teradoxx Sep 18 2005, 07:43 AM
Howdy! tongue.gif Also from the Pit. Guess who I am! ohmy.gif

Posted by: NEW KID Sep 18 2005, 08:07 AM
am i the only one NOT from the pit??

Posted by: Teradoxx Sep 18 2005, 09:23 AM
Well yeah!

Posted by: NEW KID Sep 18 2005, 12:12 PM
thats nice..............
i don't use the pit forum but i use other stuff in the pit

Posted by: Teradoxx Sep 18 2005, 01:00 PM
The Pit is an awesome site. biggrin.gif

Posted by: NEW KID Sep 18 2005, 01:18 PM
yeah...

Posted by: theophilus Sep 18 2005, 09:52 PM
How-do. I'm known as ambrose82 at Rancorpit and rpg.net. I switched names for anonymity...Dang!

Anyway, I'm an old hand at RPG. played back in the 80's and 90's when you actually had to meet in a group to play. If it's any dating mechanism, I still have the Teenage Mutant Nija Turtles game books in my garage. Along with many other time capsule worthy game books.

I love the Star Wars D6 system. It was my favorite and I've come back to RPGing in a PBP format through it. I still ahve all my old books, which is why I stick with it in PBP.

Posted by: netjedi Sep 18 2005, 10:08 PM
welcome Amb... Theophilus

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Sep 19 2005, 05:35 AM
Welcome to EVERYBODY, new and not-so-new! Glad I'm not the only one who played back in the 80s & 90s who's coming back to it...

Don't feel TOO old; you aren't!

(otherwise I am too, and that just ain't happenin'!)

Posted by: Orgaloth Sep 19 2005, 09:09 AM
I was a late bloomer to RPGs. I didn't start until I was 15, back in the 90's. And guess what? I'm from the Pit too... or am I?

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Sep 19 2005, 10:16 AM
QUOTE (Orgaloth @ Sep 19 2005, 03:09 PM)
I was a late bloomer to RPGs. I didn't start until I was 15, back in the 90's. And guess what? I'm from the Pit too... or am I?

It's alright! We're not that picky. (At least, not yet!) Maybe we'll grandfather in the first thirty or so people. Everyone else has to have been since they were ten, or pay $50 bucks to cover waiver fees... laugh.gif

Posted by: SBRPG_HakDragon Sep 19 2005, 12:20 PM
I've been playing since the 80's also, long-time fan (and recent author of one). Nothing beats PnP RPG's for fun and good times.

Loved 'Classic' Star Wars d6, btw. It was one of those games that understood that a well-written game system could produce a mood, instead of trying to force a mood onto an existing game system. Never checked out the Rancor Pit myself, but I'm having a look over there now. Howdies to all!

Posted by: netjedi Sep 19 2005, 02:00 PM
Yup got my start in 85. and even though I consider my self too old for this, just can't seem to stay away. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Orgaloth Sep 19 2005, 10:18 PM
I just worked out when I started. It was 1990, So only just in the 90's biggrin.gif

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Sep 20 2005, 07:58 AM
QUOTE (netjedi @ Sep 19 2005, 08:00 PM)
Yup got my start in 85. and even though I consider my self too old for this, just can't seem to stay away. biggrin.gif

Old is a state of mind. I will never arrive there, personally. There's never "too old;" there's just "hand me that Die Simplification chart because I have a bucket o' dice to roll here..."

Posted by: jdrakeh Sep 22 2005, 09:28 AM
QUOTE (NEW KID @ Sep 18 2005, 02:07 PM)
am i the only one NOT from the pit??

Nope.

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Sep 22 2005, 09:56 AM
Welcome to the jungle! Hop right on in!

Posted by: jdrakeh Sep 22 2005, 10:13 AM
QUOTE (Jedi Skyler @ Sep 22 2005, 03:56 PM)
Welcome to the jungle! Hop right on in!

Thanks for the warm welcome!

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Sep 22 2005, 10:57 AM
np. Since there's not many others on at this time, it's up to me! biggrin.gif

Posted by: netjedi Sep 22 2005, 01:38 PM
Howdy jdrakeh smile.gif

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Sep 23 2005, 08:27 AM
See, we're a friendly bunch here!

Posted by: Chabit Rane Dec 24 2005, 08:17 PM
Hi, I finally figured out how to get to the topics (lol). I too am from the Pit. Great to see everyone. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Jan 3 2006, 11:26 AM
That's alright! Welcome aboard!

Posted by: Orgaloth Jan 4 2006, 06:31 PM
Anyone know what happened to Jamfke? i haven't seen him in over a month. ohmy.gif

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Jan 7 2006, 07:02 AM
I've seen him VERY occasionally on the Pit; all I know for sure is that he's on a hiatus of some sort. Don't have any details... sorry.

Posted by: Orgaloth Jan 7 2006, 06:44 PM
Bugger. huh.gif

Posted by: AlexGrim Jan 28 2006, 08:05 PM
Howdy Ho!! I have been roleplaying for over 24years now. People talk trash about roleplayers, but I think it is because they have never really roleplayed. Some people might think I am too old to roleplay, like it is for kids or something, but it is in my blood after all these years and I can never turn my back on it. I have played and made many systems, I have a certian respect for D6 StarWars, I think it was brilliant in it's simplicity and I have ripped it off many times when making a system on the fly. I met Jamfke on rpg.net and thought he had totally disappeared, but to my surprise I was wrong.

Posted by: Hellcat Feb 2 2006, 02:50 AM
<------- Avatar pretty.


Ok, enough sillyness out of me.

As far as RPGing goes, I think the attitude people take of it being for kids has a lot to do with how society treats it as a whole. One of the best examples I can think of is the comic strip Foxtrot in which the geeky little brother is a major roleplayer and his older siblings pretty much look down their noses at him about it, especially his sister. Pretty much it's potrayed in there as something for nerds, geeks and kids, something that most folks would grow out of once their in their teens. Over all society seems to teach us that as we get older we should give up a lot of our childhood pursuits. Some are ok to carry into our teens as long as we don't hang on to them for too long.

And yet there are the MMRPGs online such as City of Heroes that are fairly big hits and seem as likely to attract adults as kids. These games seem more likely to be accepted due to their anomisty. Just go on your computer and you can join folks from all over without anyone having to know anything about you. Videos games, a great many of them RPGs themselves without actually claiming to be such, meets roleplaying games. The internet itself has done a good deal for roleplaying as you can get a group together even if you can't find folks where you live. But at the same time it detracts a little because you don't actually get to see the folks your playing with and how they react.

One of the good things about RPGing that many in society may over look, caring only to see the paper a dice, is that it helps you to think creativly. You put yourself into the mind of your character, what do you do in a situation their put in. This can help in all walks of life, but too many don't see that.

Posted by: AlexGrim Feb 2 2006, 07:59 AM
Well said Hellcat, welcome aboard.

Posted by: Chabit Rane Feb 2 2006, 09:43 AM
Yes Hellcat, that was very well said. Your points are valid IMO. Wish society as a whole would try and understand the RPG industry.

Posted by: Hellcat Feb 2 2006, 02:55 PM
QUOTE (AlexGrim @ Feb 2 2006, 01:59 PM)
Well said Hellcat, welcome aboard.

Well, I'm not actually new here, just don't post very often. Until last night I only posted twice, the first time when I first joined and the last time in December.

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Feb 3 2006, 08:12 AM
Hey, we have a repeat customer! blbl.gif

Glad to see ya back, HC!

Posted by: Boomer Feb 7 2006, 05:26 PM
Oh yeah, I am finally here! dj.sml.gif

Just had to post something. Glad to be here with everybody at a great gaming forum.

Posted by: Chabit Rane Feb 7 2006, 10:31 PM
great. your finally here yeah.gif .

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Feb 8 2006, 09:47 AM
And we're glad to have you, Boomer! It's great to have a number of intelligent players that we're already familiar with on the Pit over here mixing it up with some new blood. smiley_karate.gif

Posted by: Tina_D Feb 12 2006, 04:16 AM
G'Day

I'm another aussie role-player. I also enjoy writing and just being creative in general. I did not play in the 80's or the 90's though... I could have. I was to busy dabbling in amateur theatre instead - which is a form of roleplay wink.gif

Posted by: netjedi Feb 12 2006, 04:21 AM
Welcome Tina D

Posted by: jamfke Feb 12 2006, 06:09 PM
Welcome indeed! We hope you will enjoy the site.

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Posted by: Jedi Skyler Mar 25 2006, 08:43 AM
I sense a great disturbance in the Force... fart.gif

It tells me that you are destined to have many problems on this site... hammer.sml.gif

You'd better watch your back! 10_6_8.gif

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Mar 25 2006, 01:07 PM
QUOTE (Tina_D @ Feb 12 2006, 06:16 AM)
G'Day

I'm another aussie role-player. I also enjoy writing and just being creative in general. I did not play in the 80's or the 90's though... I could have. I was to busy dabbling in amateur theatre instead - which is a form of roleplay wink.gif

Another actor? Well then, you are well-come indeed! We're glad to have you!

Posted by: netjedi Mar 26 2006, 10:55 PM
Welcome Goldengriffon!

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Posted by: goldengriffon Mar 26 2006, 11:12 PM
hello right back netjedi

Posted by: Jedi Skyler Mar 28 2006, 12:29 PM
Welcome to the site, Goldengriffon! We're glad to have you aboard! veiledsmile1.gif

Posted by: goldengriffon Mar 28 2006, 11:41 PM
Thanks Jedi Skyler. It's good to be here. Now if I can just get my character ironed out, flipping starch is murder, maybe I can get some roleplaying in.

Posted by: netjedi Apr 29 2006, 10:31 PM
Howdy Yesen!

veiledsmile1.gif

Posted by: jamfke Apr 29 2006, 10:34 PM
Yesen deed! Howdy!

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