It just so happens that I'm blessed with my mother's strange and interesting gift of Zen Photography - that shiny surface is the lid of the tin a friend of mine stores all his dice in, the lighting turned out that way because a second friend couldn't find a replacement lightbulb, and the photo was taken because a third friend rolled a critical hit on his own dice.
Considering how often the universe tends to set itself up for good photography, I really should carry my shitty digicam around more often.
Wow! That's awesome! Used to play a lot at home, but I'm away for a year, and not playin over here...which is a shame! I miss it!
Yeah, sometimes luck is not on the player's side...but as you said - makes it more exciting sometimes!
ow...I can honestly say that I have never lost a character (per say; one came back a little undead after being decapitated), one lost both his arm and half his foot, and my favourite had is arm lopped off in a duel. But we lost half the party last friday's sesssion. All that remain are the pirate, the agent of the crown and my little ranger who got lost and missed almost the entire battle...
What do you play? (game and character wise).
Pretty much anything, really.
I've played D&D 2nd, 3rd, & 3.5th ed, Shadowrun, Exalted, Tri-stat: Silver Age Sentinals, WoD old (vampire, and a bit of mage) and new (mage), Call of Cthulhu d20 and chaosium variants, Everway, Unknown Armies, and of course, the systemless Post Modern Super Hero Game, Burgundy Squad.
As for characters, I'm afraid I can't remember all of them, but highlights include a drug fucked victorian charlatan, a sociopathic bard/rogue, an elven rock star, a teenage superscientist with a spider robot fetish, and my current favorite and most often played character, William Moss, the 70s communist sympathist tree.
In the event you got through that tedious list, what systems do you play? I assume from other comments that you're in the Brisbane area - do you play much? I'm always trying to find new people to game with.
We play every Friday night 'round at my house. Yeah I live in innner-city Brisbane, we've just been hunting for new people for the main campaign we play (DnD 3rd ed. Forgotten Realms). The campaign has been going for about three years now but couple of months ago the DM and the wizard had a massive (out of game) fight and then my younger brother (the fighter) decides that if Glen's not playing then niether is he. That left the Rogue/agent of the crown and me, the elven ranger.
If you wanted to play with us I'd have to talk with the rest of the party (we've picked up a pirate, a new fighter and a cleric since), but i don't imagine it would be a problem. I also have to talk to the party about what they're going to do while I'm over-seas (I've never missed a session and the idea of missing seven weeks is upsetting).
I play mostly 3rd ed. DnD. I have a drow Druid,Moon Elven Ranger, Drow Bard and an Elvish Rogue. In Ravenloft I have an Elvish Ranger (I just love Elves too much), in Vampire I have a Malkavian and in Fairy I have a Pooka. i also have a 2nd ed. Elvish Wizard but I haven't player her in about six years and I don't even know if I still have a sheet for her.
I find Sci-fi mind-numbingly boring and horror has no effect on me.
But yeah, if you want to come play with us I (and if it's cool with the rest of the party) I could note you my address. We only have two sessions left before I fly to Sth Africa, so I'll have to ask people about that.
Alright, I've got to go and get tattooed, I'll talk to you later.
Well, you sound fascinatingly geeky, and from the brief look at your deviantgallery, fascinately arty.
I'm unfortunately booked with Burgundy Squad on fridays, but even so, if it's not too forward, I should like to meet you anyway - talk roleplaying and art.
My university semester is nearly finished - would I be able to talk you in to meeting me in the city some morning (or afternoon) during the christmas break for conversation?
Nelle can vouch for my not being a creepy old man in a trenchcoat.
Hey, some of my best friends are creepy old men in trenchcoats!
I'd love to meet up sometime. But, from the 20th of November till the 13th of January I'm going to be out of the country, so it'll have to be either before or after this time. Afternoons are better for me (mornings don't exist for me unless I have class).
Exactly! Bad rolls make the game more realistic. I hate budgers. Who wants to have perfect rolls all the time, anyway? I'd rather have a character who has accidents once in a while (last time we played, we were trying to sneak around, but my friend's roll was so bad, she tripped and tried to grab my character for support, but grabbed the money bag instead. And we were by stairs, which the money (after clattering across the stone floor), proceded to bounce cheerfully down. Yeah, and after that it only got better. One measely 100 ft cliff took us, REAL TIME, three hours to get up. Climb checks have been dreaded since then. HAHAHA). Ahhhh....and yeah, bad rolls also make for superb pictures. Hahaha! Rock on, my friend.