Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 138
Total: 138
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Home
03: Home
04: Community Forums
05: Home
06: Community Forums
07: Home
08: Community Forums
09: Stories Archive
10: Community Forums
11: Stories Archive
12: Stories Archive
13: Home
14: Community Forums
15: Home
16: Home
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Home
20: Stories Archive
21: Home
22: Stories Archive
23: Stories Archive
24: Home
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Home
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Stories Archive
32: Community Forums
33: Home
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Community Forums
37: Home
38: Home
39: Community Forums
40: Stories Archive
41: Community Forums
42: News
43: Home
44: Home
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Stories Archive
48: Community Forums
49: Home
50: Home
51: Stories Archive
52: Stories Archive
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Community Forums
56: Stories Archive
57: Community Forums
58: Home
59: News
60: Home
61: Community Forums
62: My Account
63: Stories Archive
64: Home
65: My Account
66: Stories Archive
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Stories Archive
70: Stories Archive
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Stories Archive
75: Community Forums
76: Home
77: Community Forums
78: Home
79: Home
80: Community Forums
81: Home
82: Home
83: News
84: Community Forums
85: Home
86: Home
87: Home
88: Community Forums
89: Home
90: Stories Archive
91: Stories Archive
92: Stories Archive
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Community Forums
97: Home
98: Stories Archive
99: Home
100: Community Forums
101: Stories Archive
102: Community Forums
103: Home
104: Community Forums
105: Community Forums
106: Home
107: Community Forums
108: Home
109: Community Forums
110: Community Forums
111: Stories Archive
112: Community Forums
113: News
114: Stories Archive
115: Home
116: Community Forums
117: Stories Archive
118: Home
119: Community Forums
120: Home
121: Community Forums
122: Community Forums
123: Community Forums
124: Community Forums
125: Community Forums
126: Home
127: Home
128: Home
129: Home
130: Stories Archive
131: Home
132: Stories Archive
133: Community Forums
134: Community Forums
135: Community Forums
136: Community Forums
137: Community Forums
138: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Role Playing Games › Dungeons & Dragons › Starting a 4th Edition RPGA Group - Need Players
Starting a 4th Edition RPGA Group - Need Players

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexDungeons & Dragons
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
solonar
Seasoned Browser


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 56
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:01 pm    Post subject: Starting a 4th Edition RPGA Group - Need Players

I am gearing up to start a 4th edition D&D campaign again and I am looking for mature and reliable players to join. My previous 4th edition group had a lot of fun, but we stopped playing due to scheduling conflicts from several of us. This time, I am hoping to run this group as a private RPGA event, so there will be a total of 5 player slots available.

I would prefer to meet once a week, but depending on the players' availability, I might stretch that to every other week. I am initially thinking of playing on Sundays at Merlyn's, probably from noon to four or five. I don't have a definite start date for the campaign, but I would like to get going within the next couple of weeks. Please let me know if you're interested in playing in an ongoing campaign and what type of character you're interested in playing. This will help not only myself in preparing adventures, but it will also give other prospective players an idea of how the group will be structured.

I have been playing D&D since the late 70's and have been DMing for most of that time. I have a very loose and easy-going style of gaming that emphasizes fun and creativity over strict rules and dice rolling. My main goal is to immerse the players into a custom game world that reacts to the party's decisions rather than being static and scripted. I don't force players to play a certain way or go along a predetermined course, you will be free to choose your own paths within the game world. This will also allow a group to be composed of characters that the players want, rather than forcing some of them into choices they may not really like (such as someone being forced to be the cleric, lol).

First off, the game will be 4th edition D&D. Players will only need the Players Handbook in order to play, but other books and player guides will help. Your own dice, pencils, and paper are required (character sheets will be available if needed). I have a battle-mat and markers to draw out maps and some D&D miniatures. If you have a miniature for your own character that would help.

Second, my campaign world will be based in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, but will have some slight changes. I've found that this helps cut down on meta-gaming and promotes role-playing. Players should create their characters using the guidelines for the Living Forgotten Realms (you can download a copy of these rules on the D&D website, click on Events and then Event Downloads). If you have access to the D&D Character Builder, these rules are already included in the database. Otherwise, characters will be created during the first session, but not all books may be available.

I, like many experienced gamers out there, have had issues with certain gamers in the past, so I am going to describe here a little bit about the kind of players I am looking for and what I would like this gaming group to be like.

I am looking for reliable and mature gamers. I would like to have people who are serious about showing up for the game on a regular basis and that will call or email ahead of time if they are unable to make it. I put a lot of time and effort into planning many aspects of the campaign each week, so I don't think asking for reliable players is too much. Nothing seems to kill a group faster than people who don't show up on a regular basis - it just kills the momentum of the group. I have an SUV and I don't mind car-pooling and giving rides to those who need one, providing you don't live too far out of the way (or at least are willing to spring for gas money).

I also don't want any rules-lawyers or power-gamers (at least the extreme ones). I like people who take the time to read the rules, but who are also flexible enough to adapt to a new world. I don't mind (and even prefer) being called on a rules issue, but at times during play, certain events in the campaign may alter some rules without the characters' knowledge, so if I make a final ruling that is contrary to what the rules state, I would like to see that decision role-played rather than argued (I don't change things without reason, so there will always be an in-game explanation). On this issue, I guess the best way to describe it is: I'm looking for role-players, not dice-roll-players.

On the topic of mature players, a few things should be mentioned. Age is unimportant, but behavior is. I would prefer a player who is nice to others and enthusiastic about playing over a someone who is constantly surly and argues over the rules every week. Also, when we sit down to game, let's be there to game. After all, if all the players showed up to play and I spent the first hour on the phone, people would understandably be upset with me, and I would ask that same consideration from others. Respect towards other players' property is also a big issue with me. I keep all of my belongings in near-mint condition and I want to keep them that way. A little bit of patience and respect goes a long way.

Hygiene is a big issue with me and I will not budge on this issue. If you don't take care of yourself, don't show up. You can be a messy slob for all I care, but if you smell, we're going to have an issue. 'Nuff said.

Since I am interested in making this group RPGA legal, anyone interested in joining should have an RPGA/DCI number and be able to provide that number for record keeping purposes each session. If you don't have a number, I believe you can obtain one through Merlyn's (just call the store and ask).

Please let me know if you are looking to join a group and if you have any questions for me. I will update this post with more campaign-specific information as it becomes available.

_________________
Mongol General: Conan, what is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!
Mongol General: That is good.
Back to top
View user's profile
Bomberooski
Rookie


Joined: Aug 20, 2010
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: Starting a 4th Edition RPGA Group - Need Players

any shot to revive this?
Back to top
View user's profile
tragalia
Awkward new guy


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 9
Location: Loon Lake, Wa.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:38 am    Post subject: Re: Starting a 4th Edition RPGA Group - Need Players

I just got back into town a little while ago and I'd love to get into something like this too.

Charles Stacy II'
(509)936-1956
charlesstacyii @ gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile MSN Messenger
Bomberooski
Rookie


Joined: Aug 20, 2010
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Starting a 4th Edition RPGA Group - Need Players

I'm still interested.
Back to top
View user's profile
zachman52
Rookie


Joined: Aug 30, 2010
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: Starting a 4th Edition RPGA Group - Need Players

I'd love to play too.
Back to top
View user's profile
zachman52
Rookie


Joined: Aug 30, 2010
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Starting a 4th Edition RPGA Group - Need Players

If anyone is serious about a 4th edition game, if so then we should start thinking about a good game day.

I can be most reliable on week days. On weekends I can only make it about every other week. Although, every other week may not be a bad idea.

Just post something to tell me your thoughts.
Back to top
View user's profile
Thingol
Awkward new guy


Joined: Sep 19, 2010
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: Starting a 4th Edition RPGA Group - Need Players

I'd be up for starting a game. I am open weekdays past about 2 (past 1 on Wednesday) due to school. I'm in a Dresden Files group on Saturday, but Sunday should be open for me. I have no books though, and inexperienced at tabletop. Quick learner though.
Back to top
View user's profile
zachman52
Rookie


Joined: Aug 30, 2010
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Starting a 4th Edition RPGA Group - Need Players

Sounds good. I can get another book on the first of November. I have the starter set and would be willing to lend it out to anyone who needs it. I am a teenager in case you are against that, although I am very mature. Almost every weekday I'm free (just saying that again). I have school until 3:30 and could make it there around 4:00.

Thanks.
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexDungeons & Dragons All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

New Games, Playmats, RPG Materials, and Miniatures!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Jan 19, 2018 at 21:53:17

Rivals of Ixalan is here!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Jan 19, 2018 at 19:00:41

New Marvel and Image Graphic Novels!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Marvel on Jan 17, 2018 at 18:34:10

D&D Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Dungeons & Dragons on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:32:48

Star Wars Destiny: Legacies Boosters and Starter Boxes!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Other on Jan 11, 2018 at 20:09:11

New Graphic Novels & Collectibles!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Jan 10, 2018 at 22:13:47

New Dice Sets and Pokemon Boxes
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Jan 06, 2018 at 22:42:56

A Smattering of New Stuff
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Jan 04, 2018 at 22:34:51

New Kids Books, Graphic Novels, and Collectibles!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Jan 03, 2018 at 22:04:45

New RPG Books and Game Expansions
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Dec 30, 2017 at 18:51:09


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1497
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars