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#1427
Who are you? 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Thor,

Your Need to Self Grandize is Noted and Encouraged... BUT You are Not Permitted to Make Your-self Taller, Slimmer or Grant Your-self More Hair Or less belly... We Are Gamers Here and as Such prefer to keep things "Real"...<Snicker>...

Saz,

Welcome... it is Good to see that Tom is bringing New Blood into the Fold... I'll have to Cheack out some of the Many Links that You Have provided for us...
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#1428
Who are you? 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Welcome to Sadyan and Saz!!!

Oh, man I'm sorry, I can't read or speak french at all, but the sites looks great! I've looked at the pics of your DF setup, and I'm very happy to see another fellow that use MK Stuff!!! The traps are so great! I'm currently leading a crusade to remove all my collection of MK figures off the base, and putting them in GW bases, so I can use better the space in DF setups.

Well, again welcome to all!!
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I want my DF Spiderweb Accesories Set!!! ^O^U
 
#1429
Who are you? 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Well, unsurprisingly, my name is Phil Hendry. I'm 42 (for a few more weeks) years young, and I work part-time in a research lab at Lancaster University (www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/physics/staff/pch.htm), but not, perhaps, for much longer - my current contract has only 7 months to run, and with my wife having been promoted to Professor I shall probably go back to being a house-husband again - my work really stresses me out. Okay, so I won't have as much moeny for DF stuff, but being stressed is no fun either. We have two kids, Tim aged nine (who plays LotR with me when he gets the chance, and is mad keen on me buying loads of DF stuff...) and Anna, aged five, who is into dolls and anything pink...

Gaming-wise, I've been wargaming since the early 70's and roleplaying since the mid 70s, starting the D&D (original white box), moving onto Traveller and then various other games. My main gaming interest, bot wargaming and roleplaying, lies in Tolkien's Middle Earth, and most of my efforts are focussed in that direction. At the moment I'm playing in a GW LotR campaign based in Moria - fighting all sorts of dwarf and goblin battles. We started off with the awakening of the Balrog, and are currently playing through the war of the Dwarves and Orcs. Later we'll move onto Balin's expedition to Moria, and are toying with the idea of an attempt by the dwarves of Erebor to re-take Moria from the orcs in the early Fourth Age. DF is great for these games. LotR plays nicely on DF pieces - we don't bother with measuring distances, we just count squares.

Roleplaying-wise, we're currently playing GW's new version of Warhammer FRP. Good fun, and a nice change of pace from our usual fayre.

I'm also very keen on Columbia Games' Harn setting and rules, and am currently reworking Harnmaster for Middle Earth gaming. Once I've done the donkey-work, and our WFRP campaign is at an end, we'll probably go back to rpging in Middle Earth again for a while.
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#1430
Who are you? 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
Also, unsurprisingly, my name is David Wasilewski. I live near Chorley in Lancashire in the UK. (not too far from you Phil!) I work as a senior educational psychologist in Bury. I am married with a 17 month old daughter and so do not do anywhere as much gaming as I used to.

I have played most roleplaying games at one time or another and still play for a day at a time with a regular group every 3-4 weeks or so. We mostly play various D20 but will try anything. More occasionally I wargame. Mostly Warhammer Fantasy and Warmaster (GW) but also some historical Naps, ACW, WW2.

I enjoy collecting, painting and modelling as much as the actual gaming. DF wise, I reckon I have about 20 or so sets now. I am in the process of converting my double garage into a gaming room, so will have a 6 foot by 10 foot table eventually. I may even get round to posting some pictures on 'pimp my basement' when it is all finished!
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#1431
Who are you? 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
Jim Kratzer here. 54 years OLD (it ain't the years, it's the mileage!), married for the 3rd time (okay, so it took me 3 tries to get it right!) for 11 years now, come June 2. Sandy is also a gamer - my favorite wizard! We have no kids, so we ARE the children, and get all the toys.
I'm a database programmer for the State of Maryland, Sandy is a computer information specialist here in the same department; it makes it real easy to commute and carpool.
We met at a Star Trek convention, so you can tell what one of our major interests is. We also do plastic models in a local chapter of the International Plastic Modeling Society; that should be a clue where I get so much info on kitbashing and scratchbuilding stuff for gaming.
We own @30 DF sets, plus TOO MANY individual pieces - if there is such a thing as too many. Sandy started gaming with her nephews back with D&D 1st Ed., so that should tell you how long she's been at it. My first gaming was Star Fleet Battles, in the early 80's. I gave that up in '88, started BattleTech in '90, and kept that up until '99. A friend of outs got us into GW briefly in '01, and we dived into D&D and DF shortly after that. So that's the story of my sordid past.

Our gaming table is a framework for model railroading, so it is at an unfortunate height of 43". But it DOES give us 4'x8' of flat top to lay out LOTS of DF, and with the multi-level risers that Mike IO instigated, we can build a tower up to 33" tall, with 4 levels. As I said, LOTS of DF layout!

See ya; some of you in Indy!

Jim
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#1432
Who are you? 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
Real Name: Thomas Grable

I started gaming in 1976 with Tunnels & Trolls (I was in Phoenix then, where Flying Buffalo was located), then switched to D&D in '77 when I moved back to San Diego. I've been gaming ever since, even in basic training at Lackland AFB back in the Cold War under Ronnie. I'm 42, and now live in Byron Center, just south of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

I enjoy being a player, and enjoy being Game Master as well. One of the best players I ever knew gave me his ultimate compliment during a game I was running: "I hate you." It was said with a smile, of course. I figure if you're not messing with the player character's lives, you're not doing your job.

I've been collecting Master Maze since it debuted ten years ago. My FLGS carried it, and I eagerly gobbled it up. Now that my wife and I own a home (hooray!), I finally have the space to set up a proper gaming table and bring out my Master Maze.

I'm going to be at GenCon Indy this August, and I'm really looking forward to meeting Stefan and Jeff.

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#1433
Who are you? 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
Kradlo;

Lackland, class of Dec 1970, 3705 BMTS.
Air Cargo Spec (60531, 60551), cross-trained after RVN to Radio & TV Broadcast Production Spec (79131).
McGuire, Bien Hoa, Lajes Field.

See ya in Indy!

Jim
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#1434
Who are you? 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
Lackland, Class of Jan '85, 3723 BMTS, aka the Blue Marines.
Chanute AFB for tech school (as in "Nuke me, don't Chanute me")
Columbus AFB, 32531 Avionics Instrument Systems Specialist
Working on T-37B and T-38A trainers ("Tweets" and "Talons")

I'll look for you in Indy!
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#1435
Who are you? 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
My name is Mike and I live in Bethel, CT.

I am 43 years old and have been married for 15 years. I have 2 kids- a step-daughter who is 32 and married and a son who is 13. My step-daughter is a Ph.D doing her post-doc at John Hopkins in Baltimore, MD and her husband is an MD specializing in anastheseology (however you spell that) also at Hopkins. My son is into soccer and after 8 years at a REAL martial arts school (no 2 year shake and bake black belt) he got his junior black belt last year (he cannot go for his 1st degree until he is 16- this school has a maturity factor in it).

I met my wife in high school- she was my English teacher. And no- nothing happened until I was out of high school for 10 years. SHe is also 20 years older then me but most people assume she is 45 or so. She has good genetics that way! :D

As a family we play a lot of paintball. My wife does play a wide variety of German board games but is completely lost in anything else. My son plays in my bi-monthly D&D game, mini's and plays with me in WOrld of Warcraft (we play on Azjol-Nerub, Alliance side- my main is named Haelion),

I am a former US Army infantryman. After the army I got my teaching certification in pistol and sub-machinegun from the Mt Holly State Police academy in NJ. I then went to work for an organization that was contracted by the US government to teach certain FRU's (Fast Response Units) of a government entity. After a few years of that I went to college and got my bachelors. I then went to work as a defense analyst for 5 years. FOr the last 8 years I have worked at Sikorsky writing the tech manuals for US Army Blackhawk and Special Operations helicopters as well as the Israeli Air Force helicopters. I have travelled the world in support of these birds.

I went back to school and got my MBA last fall. I am now a first year doctoral student working towards my DBA (Doctor of Business Admin). I am currently on the shortlist at SIkorsky to take over a department in charge of overseeing the Royal AUstralian Blackhawks as well as IAF- which means twice a year I will have to go to Australia and twice a year to Tel Aviv. Break my heart... not! :P

Other then an extensive gaming collection I have amassed since my first foray in D&D back in 1979 I also collect what is known as Class 3 weapons (which are full auto, silenced and short barreled weapons) as well as "normal" weapons. The joke at my local police department is that if anything happens in my town they will come to my place to get outfitted.

For DF I have about 30 sets (including 6 of Sci-fi).

For those interested:
Me and the family at a Stargate paintball game about a year ago:


My son firing my silenced Walther P-22:
www.mydeployment.net/range/thomas2_p22.jpg

Me firing a suppressed AR-15 in 9mm:
www.mydeployment.net/range/mike_m4_9mm.jpg
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#1436
Who are you? 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
... .

I am a former US Army infantryman. After the army I got my teaching certification in pistol and sub-machinegun from the Mt Holly State Police academy in NJ. I then went to work for an organization that was contracted by the US government to teach certain FRU's (Fast Response Units) of a government entity. After a few years of that I went to college and got my bachelors. I then went to work as a defense analyst for 5 years. FOr the last 8 years I have worked at Sikorsky writing the tech manuals for US Army Blackhawk and Special Operations helicopters as well as the Israeli Air Force helicopters. I have travelled the world in support of these birds.

... .

So YOU are THE [i][u]ONE[/i][/u] who I have heard cursed in absentia by some flight mechanics while in transit from post-to-base-to-post in the course of my duties.
You know what they say about tech manual writers (with expletives removed): the two fingered ape wanna-be that writes the manuals that expects all of us flight mechanics to read his mind to really understand what in the world he meant.
Then again, do not worry blackhawk1, I have met many technicians of many varieties that never had a good word to say about any manuals they had to consult.
It just seems one of the occupational hazards of writing tech manuals for anything.

BTW, put your location of Bethel, CT, as your location inside your 'Profile' Mike.
Helps the rest of us and is retroactive to all of your postings for clarity's sake.

Best wishes on the promotion.
Australia is beautiful, especially the state of Queensland.
Even Israel has its good points despite the troubles with many of the non-Israeli locals.
The beaches down on the Aqaba were fairly nice depending on the time of year and conditions.
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SF: Starter(3), Passage(2), Alpha(7), Beta(2) someday soon;
Cavern: Cavern, Cavernous Passages, many individual pieces, Cavernous River & Wall and Cavernous Lake someday soon;
Fantasy: Room & Passages, Room, Octagonal Room, Wicked Additions I&II, Adv. Builder, Diagonal Walls Set, Dungeon Accessories, Medieval Furniture, many individual pieces.
 
#1437
Who are you? 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
Hello, I am James. :D
Unlike some other James, I do not do the Jimmy, Jim, etc. thing :mad: - just plain James.
My mother always hated those nicknames and I did as well.
My father called me "Jamesers", but he is about the only one I can think of that used any sort of a nickname with me.

I am 40 and have been gaming since the 1970s.
Married with three sons living in Idaho; sure miss Texas though.
I definitely miss the palm trees this time of year plus the accompaning warmth; with all of the cold and snow
here in Idaho, Texas seems to be a far off dream too darn often! :(
As far as employment, I work in what could be loosely called Human Resources.

Another vet, but I am a bit calmer than RF and a lot less "mad" then Kratzer.
Kratzer was a cargo specialist as I remember from the printouts from the DF forums I have read so he can be
flakey all he wants.
Oh man, you have a serious sense of humor Kratzer. :lol:
RF was a whole different kettle of fish all together; he is former CID among other funky mil work.
[EDIT - inflammatory comment removed by Moderator.]
Me, I am lot calmer than RF; I'm simply a former 18D and spent almost more time putting things together rather than taking them apart.

Now y'all can groan - Yes, I am from RF's central gaming group and I even knew DLH, even though RF only had suspicians of who she was at the time.
Actually, I am taking a page from DHL's book and using a non-home computer for this.
That way, if some folks here get funky, it will not be on any circuits I own.
Anyway, I, like RF, am nearly a pure Sci-Fi gamer.

I even work with RF; he is my team leader.
I have great respect for him and what he can accomplish with limited resources and methods.
Do not mis-spell for RF though; that is a serious peave for him.
Spellcheckers save me; sometimes though I can even confuse the MS & Corel Spellcheckers.
I do not panic, but I do start to sweat.
I usually start asking folks here for help, but I try to not let RF hear about it and so far I have been successful.
I need to pick up one of those phonetic dictionaries; I have been told that one of those could help me.

Yes, I know DHL and those who worry about her posting again, don't.
She said she was treated here so rudely by some and stripped of her identity so severely by a particular poster here that she up and sold all her Master Maze and kissed Dwarven Forge off with quite a bit of venom.
She could not understand why the moderator did not help her with that guy's horrible attacks on her simply for existing, knowing RF and having felt that she needed to pick up the "torch" after RF got derezzed the first time.
I cannot complain really about that situation from a selfish view because that is how I went from having only a little to having a lot of Master Maze.
As far as the CoC was concerned though, the poster should have popped a serious shot by the moderator, but oh well, life has its bumps.

I am here because one of you sent a very nice message to RF wondering what was up with him.
My hat is off to you sir. :)
Before that message, none of us in any of the groups were going to pick up the "torch" here;

[EDIT - inflammatory comment removed by Moderator.]

Oh well, life goes on, usually. ;)
Anyway, we met last night, the message was read, a discussion ensued and in the end I volunteered.
Yes Kratzer, I know that military maxim, but sometimes you just have to for the mission to carry on to success.

Do not expect a lot of posts from me.
I will checking this forum about once a week or so to keep us all here in the loop; it is not a current high priority for us though.
None of us are using our Master Maze in our current gaming; we are doing Crimson Skies currently.
I got lucky and the lottery we did gave me fifth choice as to faction so I got my beloved Texas!! :D
Go Air Rangers!!! :cool:
RF got Hollywood and that can be just plain bad for the rest of us; we will have to see how tricks go.

Anyway, I hope my sojourn here will be pleasant and productive.
[EDIT - inflammatory comment removed by Moderator.], in six months or so, I can pass on the liaison responsiblity to someone else in the main group or one of the auxiallery ones.

Hey there DF folks! :lol:
Happy Trails! :P

PS: Jeff it is your brother that does the webmastering, right?
Could he please incorporate a wider selection of Smilies please?
It just would be nice to have a wider selection. :)
Most site do so it would be nice to have here.
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#1438
Who are you? 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
Hmm, Bear_Trap smell just like RabidFox* (Banned)!

What mean 'Banned' anyway? Me no understand.
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