North Carolina Game Day -- THE AWESOME AFTERMATH!!!!

Rel

Liquid Awesome
Hey, everybody. Just wanted to let everyone know that I had a fantastic time yesterday. Things went smoother than I thought they would. I think it is a testament to what a great group of gamers we have here in NC to see how quickly and easily the groups came together.

The gang who I ran through my Return to the Dungeons of the Slave Lords game was great. They all made it through the adventure alive despite some valiant attempts to die by Mahawk. His misadventures have prompted me to consider a ruling whereby continuing to belt out your Bard song while falling into lava will require a Concentration check from now on. Thanks again to that group for making my first "con-esque" DMing experience an unqualified success. And if you guys are interested in seeing an account of how the adventure went the first time I ran it, check out this thread: RttDotSL - Take One

As for the Whispering Woodwind game, I feel I must appologize since I was a merciless spotlight hog. Not to mention that the boisterous behavior of Aggro the Axe(s), my Half-Orc Barbarian/Ranger very nearly killed Jenna3 by inciting asthma-inducing laughter. Seriously, I haven't laughed so much in a game session in as long as I can remember. It's going to be hard going back to playing my mild-mannered Halfling Rogue after "Laying out some Justice" and "Dispensing some Fashion Tips" with Aggro.

So thanks to everybody who came and made this such a fun event. From where I sat it looked like every game the whole day was a resoundingly good time. I wish I could have played in all of them. In particular, Henry's d20 Modern game sounded like a blast. A few lines from that game that rose above the background noise:

"How do the Zombies afford the rent?!"

"I don't have my M-16, but I'll open up with my pistol!"

"How do Zombie Dogs blow up a car?!"

and my favorite

*Bang, Bang* "Philidelphia Police! Stop or we'll shoot."


Rest assured that we will be doing another NC Game Day and it won't be long. Thanks again to everybody. See you around the boards.

Oh, and keep your eye out for photos to be posted by Quasqueton. Those should be fun.
 

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Quasqueton

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Maybe these images will help with IDs:

[Note: I just noticed that someone above gave some names with numbers. Those numbers do not match the below numbers.]



Quasqueton
 
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TogaMario

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Honored

I was honored to be a part of the game day. And somewhat dishonored because I didn't cut the guy down who was hanging from the ceiling in Henry's game! I mean, honestly, he wasn't squirming! He was already purple ... anyway, he didn't have any money on his person, so the priest was not interested. It's always good to know that the NSA is coming to save the people being eaten by zombies. Oh, and for everyone's information, I was busy trying to unleash my "holy light" ...

P.S. Thanks everybody! That was the most fun I've had in a long time.
 

Henry

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Lessee:

1=Rel
2=The Ruined One
3=TheDMsGirl
4=NCSUCodemonkey
5=Templetroll
6=Mayhawk (Jenna3's Husband Mike)
7=Jenna3
8=AAAAAAAAA! THE GLARE! I'M BLIND!!!
9=Jeph
10=Hopping Vampire
11=Drowdude
12=Mulkhoran (suceeding at his Hide Check)
13=Corlon
14=Togamario
15=Unsure
16=Dori, gamer in Codemonkey's group
17=LordMcDeath (Rob)
18=Speaks with Stone (Rich, from Rel's gaming group)
19=David, gamer in Codemonkey's group, and Settlers orchestrator
20=Unsure


A greater group of fellow gamers I could not have been introduced to on Saturday. We have GOT to do this again next year!
 
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Corlon

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how about "DON'T FEED THE BEARS" *blam* *blam* *blam*
"A Park Ranger with no survival?"
"What does a park ranger need two desert eagles for?"

And the most annoying thing:
henry-"you see a man hanging by a rope, he's dark purple"
me-"so is he alive or is he already dead?"
Jumble of other players- "he's dead"
"he's suffocating, let's cut him down"
"he's dead"
"he's dead"
me-"fine, I'll just shoot the zombies"
later on:
henry: "the man that was choking is long dead"
me-"what? I thought he was dead"
 

Quasqueton

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I apologize for some of the pics not showing some players' best angle. :)

I did take other shots. But with the bright light coming from the big windows on one side of the room, the other pics came out too dark to really show anything. I got lots of great silhouettes though :)

And there were a couple or three attendees who came in later in the day that I didn't get on camera.

Out of curiosity. . . who was the youngest gamer present?

Who was the oldest gamer present?

Who drove the farthest to be there?

And just because I see a lot of threads talking about the dearth of female gamers, I want to point out that there were 3 women at this gathering.

Quasqueton
 

Henry

Autoexreginated
Well, I am finally recuperated from the awesome weekend that was the NC gameday! And I want to offer thanks to a fantastic group of people!

Rel, Mulkhoran, & NCSUCodemonkey -- for taking the initiative to conceive, plan, orchestate, and site coordinate this whole event. Without these guys, this event would not have occurred, nor occurred smoothly. My hat is off to these guys!

To the gaming group for my d20 Modern game -- for making me laugh, making me think, and generating more fun than is permissible by several South Carolina Statutes.

  • Jeph, for throwing the grenade, that blew up the flame thrower, that blew up the Chevy Lumina, that blew up the Zombie.
  • Corlon, for giving me a taste of what Christopher Lambert's character in Mean Guns would be like, if he were a Park Ranger.
  • Hopping Vampire, for thinking to bring the flamethrowers and for the most fun in-game exhibition of chair-fu I have yet seen.
  • Mulkhoran, for refusing to stoop to putting his Ducati Racing Bike in the Church activity bus.
  • Drowdude, for a truly frightening display of what katanas can do in d20 Modern.
  • And Togamario, who couldn't bust down a door to save his life, and couldn't shoot the broad side of a barn -- but he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. :)

Thank all of you for the kind words, and it's been a pleasure to meet each and every one of you.

...

I also want to express my absolute Joy for Mulkhoran's "Whispering Woodwind" session:
  • Mark at Creative Mountain games: You are a magnificent rat bastard, sir. I shed a tear and bow at your feet. :D
  • Mulkhoran, for making a Cleric of Helm soil himself when the scouts reported back.
  • Rel - good God, man, what CAN'T I thank you for? :cool:
  • Rich - for keeping roast pork off the menu, and for some awesome one-liners.
  • Drowdude - for being the front line -- err, I meant rear guard. Blame the Barbarian.
  • Templetroll - Prepare to die, human! When you delivered this line, I'm glad I was half-orc.
  • Jenna3 - for failing the lock-pick. That was more fun than the plan was!

Rel is a funny, funny man. If I am diagnosed with a diaphragmatic hernia this week, I'll know who to blame. My favorite moments:

...

(sleeping guard in a quiet room)
*SLAM!*
On your feet, human! There's murderous flute-wielding arsonists about!"
...pause...
"Where's the liquor?"

...

Holding up the hat our quarry wore
"We are looking for a dangerous man. The kind of man who would wear THIS hat, is the kind of man we must not suffer to live!"

...

Conversation between the cleric of helm (me) and our wizard/rogue:

"We've got to stop them! They're going to commit murder!"
"Right."
Me turning to Aggro
"They're stealing the beer out the back way! We must stop them!"
"WHAT?! THE BEER?? NO! CHARGE!!"
(Rages and takes off running)

...

(Overheard in the middle of combat)
"Where's your five-foot-step NOW, Beeyatch!?!?!!"

...

(told to our quarry just before laying into him)
"Red is DEFINITELY your color!"

...

(after our quarry has just hauled butt in abject fear)
"Don't run, you'll die tired."

...


Too many moments to mention, too much fun, and in the end, so little time for new friends. Afterwards, we went to a fantastic place, the Rock-ola Cafe, and spent quite a while talking, drinking, laughing, and getting to know each other a bit. So many people I'm sorry didn't get to come, in particular Daniel (Pielorhino), and Jame Garr (Gargoyle), but with luck, I'll get to meet them, if not a Gencon then maybe at the next Gameday!

Thanks to all, and to all, a good night!

--Henry Link
 
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drowdude

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Henry said:
To the gaming group for my d20 Modern game -- for making me laugh, making me think, and generating more fun than is permissible by several South Carolina Statutes.

Great game man. Hope we get to run a sequel soon :cool:


Henry said:
Drowdude - for being the front line -- err, I meant rear guard. Blame the Barbarian.

Yeah, yeah... if only I had known... I wouldnt have played a fighter... ;)

Sorry for not participating quite as much as I should have in Mulk's game. I was kinda zoning there, + my voice didnt seem to carry over the laughter very well :eek:
 

Ruined

Explorer
Tried to post this earlier but I seemed to have bad timing with the boards.

hello everybody. I think I've finally recovered from the late night of preparation, the terrific (yet exhausting) day of play, and the fitful sleep last night. :D

I had a great day. Rel's game was fun and fast-paced. More and more I find myself really liking cleric PCs. And thanks to Mike (Mayhawk) for playing the whipping-boy character. Someone has to fail all of those checks and make the game interesting. With my womderful rolls, I was sure to be it if not for the Elven Bard.

I really enjoyed running my game (even if the pic makes me look like I'm in misery, holding my head in hand) The players were all quick on their feet and found ways to take down creatures I wasn't sure they could handle. Bravo!

And by the sounds of it, I missed out on some other cool games. I may not have initially liked the idea of d20 Modern, but Henry's game may have opened my eyes.

Anyways, it was a blast and I'll definitely be around for the next undertaking. And I intend to make other gamers I know jealous so they'll show up as well.

PS to Jeph: I dunno about a repeat game. Sure it was fun to do, but you see, if I don't run a game next time, that means I probably get to play in two cool games... ;)
 

Woo! That was more fun than bowling for slavers! A quick and dirty list of favs:

  • TempleTroll to me, as my rogue gets yanked around on the end of a saftey rope, "Halfling Yo-Yo!"
  • The tried and true "Monk knocks enemy into the burning sphere" combat tactic.
  • Injecting an orderly using mage hand.
  • Critical hit while smiting and wearing no armor, using a Magic Weaponed baton. RuinedOne, how did we not die again?
  • DMsGirl to Jeph, "Well I would help you if you were doing something useful! Oh, wait...you're saving my brother."

I can clarify a few of the people in the pictures, too:

3 & 4 are indeed myself and my lovely fiancee (NCSUCodeMonkey & theDMsGirl). 16 & 19 are Dori and David, both of whom are players in my FR game. David also graciously offered to run two Settler's matches. He told me later that it was a lot of fun, especially since he won once :D

Oh, and I also have some lost and found stuff, the most notable of which is a notebook. If anybody is missing something, please let me know and I'll try to arrange getting it back to you. I don't actually have the lost & found stuff yet, since David volunteered to lock up, but as soon as I get it I'll post more info.

We really do have to do this again! Just let me know and I'll check on space. :)
 

Mulkhoran

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Corlon said:
ooo, the dice game

1. The guy that was sitting right next to me in the D20 modern game, he was good with machine guns...grr what's his name.


[attention hog]

Ooooh! ooh! ooh! Me! Me! Me!

[/attention hog]

:p
 

Mulkhoran

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Wow, that was a blast! Now that I'm awake the memories are flooding in......the memories.....the horror, the horror! :p

Better poombahs than I have already captured some of the best quotes of the day, although there wasthis one recurring one in the afternoon:

"JUSTICE!"

"Looks like they need some JUSTICE!"

"There's JUSTICE to be done!"

And so on, and so forth...........to bad, as Rel later explained, that poor Aggo had 'justice' confused with something else..................................... :D


Many thanks to Henry, for sealing our newly-found addiction to d20 modern. Gunz! Brainz! And a *tremendous* thank you to everyone else involved, especially Rel, SpeaksWithStone, Templetroll, Jenna3, Henry, and Drowdude for making Whispering Woodwind one of the most enjoyable sessions I've ever had. Remember kids: Bards are loathed, especially when they clash.


I feel a deep and abiding need to apologize for leveraging a legendary lizard into Whispering Woodwind where, I admit......there wasn't one before. It was just a cameo, but it was gleefuly fascinating to see the sudden change in tack. I couldn't resist. So sorry!

(heh heh heh)


And dammit, I *told* you people: It was, "Philadelphia state police! FREEZE! *BANG BANG*". I swear I didn't shoot first. At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it :p


I had a blast, hope we can do this again soon!
 
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Gargoyle

Adventurer
Henry said:
Too many moments to mention, too much fun, and in the end, so little time for new friends. Afterwards, we went to a fantastic place, the Rock-ola Cafe, and spent quite a while talking, drinking, laughing, and getting to know each other a bit. So many people I'm sorry didn't get to come, in particular Daniel (Pielorhino), and Jame Garr (Gargoyle), but with luck, I'll get to meet them, if not a Gencon then maybe at the next Gameday!

Thanks to all, and to all, a good night!

--Henry Link

I really wish I could have made it. Sounds like you guys had a blast. But I'll be at GenCon for sure and will try to make the next game day.
 

Rel

Liquid Awesome
Mulkhoran said:
Better poombahs than I have already captured some of the best quotes of the day, although there wasthis one recurring one in the afternoon:

"JUSTICE!"

"Looks like they need some JUSTICE!"

"There's JUSTICE to be done!"

And so on, and so forth...........to bad, as Rel later explained, that poor Aggo had 'justice' confused with something else..................................... :D

I explained Aggro's "Personality Quirk" later on as we were having a late dinner at Rock-Ola. When I was making the character, I knew that you just can't bring a character's full personality to light during a single session one-shot game. So I decided to stay simple and give him one major quirk: He confused the use of the word "Justice" with the word "Killing".

If I had to pick my single favorite moment of the whole Game Day, it would have to be when we encountered the Big Evil Bad Guy in Whispering Woodwind. He was some sort of "Pirate Menace" who everybody thought was dead and he had this huge, angry, red scar running down one side of his face. I Raged, Charged and probably said something like "FEEL MY JUSTICE YOU BARD-HARBORING EVILDOER!" Then, I rolled a 20. Followed by an 18. My handaxe called for 3x damage on a crit so I collected a few nearby d6's and proceeded to roll very mediocre damage: 3, 3 and 1. "Well, that's three, six, seven points of damage. Plus three times my Strength bonus, so TWENTY-FIVE damage total!"

Mulkhoran: "What?!"

Rel: "Twenty-Five points of damage."

Mulkhoran: "You...you execute him."

Aggro the Axe: "Now your scars MATCH!"


Folks, you cannot buy that sort of fun. :D
 

Rel

Liquid Awesome
Henry said:
Lessee:

6=Jenna3's Husband Mike (don't know if he posts on the boards)
17=Rob (don't know who he posts as)
18=Rich (friend and fellow gamer of Rel, but don't know if he posts here)


A greater group of fellow gamers I could not have been introduced to on Saturday. We have GOT to do this again next year!

I can clear up a couple of these.

Mike does post on the boards as "Mayhawk" (I know it sounds phonetically like "Mayhawk" but I'm not positive about the spelling)

Rob has posted as "lordmcdeath".

Rich posts on the boards as "Speaks with Stone" (this was his character's name in our first 3E campaign).
 

Rel

Liquid Awesome
Quasqueton said:
I did take other shots. But with the bright light coming from the big windows on one side of the room, the other pics came out too dark to really show anything. I got lots of great silhouettes though :)

So you mean that the image of the Halfling rogue being almost engulfed by my Play-Doh (tm) Mimic and the Drow Priestess rolling a natural 1 and a natural 20 on her simultaneous saving throws vs. a pair of Flaming Spheres will be forever lost? Say it ain't so!

Out of curiosity. . . who was the youngest gamer present?

Who was the oldest gamer present?

Who drove the farthest to be there?

And just because I see a lot of threads talking about the dearth of female gamers, I want to point out that there were 3 women at this gathering.

Quasqueton [/B]

I'm not sure about our "demographic" information. I know that Jeph is 14 but the lad currently known as "Guy #20" looked fairly young. I would like to comment that, so far as I could see, none of the younger gamers acted any less mature than me. I'll leave it to the other attendees to determine if that is a Good Thing or a Bad Thing.

I'd have to guess that Templetroll was our oldest gamer present (no offense, man). ;)

I didn't get the impression that anybody drove further than Henry did. The man did come from another state after all.

I was mighty pleased to see the several ladies in attendance. My Slave Lords game was 1/3 female.

And while we're passing out the honorifics, I put forth Mayhawk as the "Gamer who had the most of his Player's Handbook highlighted." :D
 
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Quasqueton

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So you mean that the image of the Halfling rogue being almost engulfed by my Play-Doh (tm) Mimic and the Drow Priestess rolling a natural 1 and a natural 20 on her simultaneous saving throws vs. a pair of Flaming Spheres will be forever lost? Say it ain't so!
It ain't so. Go to the Web site. . .



. . . click on the image of your game and of Henry's game. That links to images of the battlemats.

The images of the game tables were fine, it's just the shots of the actual players that got blinded by the bright light from the windows.

Quasqueton
 
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Rel

Liquid Awesome
Quasqueton said:
It ain't so. Go to the Web site. . .

http://home.nc.rr.com/faulkner/NCGD03.html

. . . click on the image of your game and of Henry's game. That links to images of the battlemats.

The images of the game tables were fine, it's just the shots of the actual players that got blinded by the bright light from the windows.

Quasqueton

Those are great!

Behold my "Mad Skillz" at creating pirate ships out of Bruegers Bagel Bakery napkins on short notice!

And, just for the record, that was the Halfling Monk getting swarmed by Ash Rats, not the Gnome Sorcerer. I'm not a complete RAT bastard you know :)p I slay me.).
 

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