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 Post subject: Greetings!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:28 pm 
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Mattias from Sweden here. Been playing rpg:s since i was 13 (now 40), started out with the Mentzer Red Box when it was released in Sweden. DnD had serious competition from local Swedish rpg:s at the time, so my time was split between Red Box and the Swedish BRP "Drakar och Demoner".

Registering here today to play some PBP (is that the term?) actually.

Currently reading Skyrealms of Jorune :)

Ok, that's it. Over and out!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:35 pm 
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Welcome Mattias!
You’ve come to an awesome and quite supportive community!
Welcome and well met! And enjoy the gaming!!
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Alethan as Till wrote:
I'm good with NOT pressing our luck this time.
mjulius wrote:
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The whole point of PbP is to take the scheduling pressure off the game. We're just chatty because we're so eager!
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...everyone should be reminded of just how wonderful the people they play games with here can be in real life.


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By the way, we do have a two post moderation policy - it’s to keep away trolls and spammers, we do get our fair share. So just know that you can’t post or PM without moderation until two posts have been approved. But hey, good news, you’re half way there!!
Welcome again! I’m sure several of our more friendly members will be along to say hi - no worries they won’t bite. If you have any questions please hit up a Mod or just put them out there. Unseen Servant is well known for its friendliness.
Be well Mattias,
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Alethan as Till wrote:
I'm good with NOT pressing our luck this time.
mjulius wrote:
That's how I know I'm home.
Pulpatoon wrote:
The whole point of PbP is to take the scheduling pressure off the game. We're just chatty because we're so eager!
Scott308 wrote:
...everyone should be reminded of just how wonderful the people they play games with here can be in real life.


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Welcome to Unseen Servant!

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Welcome to Unseen Servant sastaz :)

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Welcome to the Servant, Mattias!

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Thanks all! :D


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Okay, now officially joined my first campaign. Will try it out for a while to see how time consuming it is. Hopefully I will jump on a few more. A Spelljammer campaigin would be like a dream come true....


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Hey there! We have a similar backstory....I too started with the Mentzer Red Box (I'm 41...so close to you in age as well!)...however something I've learned is that most people when they say "red box" mean the Moldvay version which came out a few years earlier. Frankly, I think the Mentzer version is better (not just for nostalgic reasons....I bought both versions a few years ago and I must say, I just really prefer the latter, but to each their own! :) ).

Anyway, welcome aboard!


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max_vale wrote:
Frankly, I think the Mentzer version is better...
Emphasis mine.
I'm not a race-as-class kind of guy, being a hardcore AD&Der, but this phrase is just constructed so well I needed to give it props. :D

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Alethan as Till wrote:
I'm good with NOT pressing our luck this time.
mjulius wrote:
That's how I know I'm home.
Pulpatoon wrote:
The whole point of PbP is to take the scheduling pressure off the game. We're just chatty because we're so eager!
Scott308 wrote:
...everyone should be reminded of just how wonderful the people they play games with here can be in real life.


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I like Moldvay.

Race as class! Race as class! Race as class!

Welcome to the forum, sastaz!

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lol, NICE!


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To me, Red Box means Mentzer. Moldvay is purple to me. I may refer to it as either the Moldvay Basic, Moldvay Purple, or just the Purple set. I'm not sure I've heard anyone reference Moldvay as "red" before.

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Alethan wrote:
Race as class! Race as class! Race as class!

This (race as) class warfare must stop. ;) :roll:

At least we can all agree that Moldvay has better cover art than Holmes and Mentzer, right? :lol:


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Scott308 wrote:
To me, Red Box means Mentzer.


Yes. This.

I was rather put out when they tried to release 5.0 as "Red Box".

<insert lots of bad words> there's no way that's Red Box. :x :|

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Seriously, on almost all forums I've ever been on; "Red Box" almost universally means Moldvay.....and Mentzer is always "BECMI"......even though I totally agree....I think Moldvay's box is more Purple than anything and the book is kinda....I don't know...Orange-Red...where-as Mentzer's box and books are definitely RED-RED....but maybe I'm color blind....:)

As for art work; I will admit I am the biggest Elmore fan I know, so I'll go with Mentzer....but there is definitely SOMETHING about Otis' pictures that are seriously compelling and just SCREAM 'Old school D&D'! :)

But, to each his own! :)


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Inferno wrote:
Alethan wrote:
Race as class! Race as class! Race as class!

This (race as) class warfare must stop. ;) :roll:

At least we can all agree that Moldvay has better cover art than Holmes and Mentzer, right? :lol:



This is Heresy!

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