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Want to know more about this thread: RPG_Geek_of_the_Week

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Here's what he had to say about himself:

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West Point grad. Some Army time. I’m from the government, I’m here to help. Really got into RPGs when my son purchased the D&D Starter Set last year with his own money. (He was 5.) I gotta be the DM. He plays all 5 of the pre-gens. I use it mainly for math and interaction teaching/learning. He likes Magic Missile. Since then, I went head long into 5E. Currently in four Roll20 games as a player. My son & I just started playing FFG’s Star Wars RPG. Really liking what I’ve seen from RPG adventures from FFG & WotC. About to start my first PbF game here: Conan.


Poll: Vroomer's Two Truths and a Lie
Two of the following statements are true and the third is a lie. Which one do you believe is the lie?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
I’ve been to North Korea.
46.9% 15
It snowed on me in Baghdad.
18.8% 6
I’ve met Barack Obama.
34.4% 11
Voters 32
This poll is now closed.   32 answers
Poll created by sdonohue
Closes: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:00 am


A few questions to get you started:

1) Have you read many Conan novels?

2) How do you prefer to make popcorn (oil, air fryer, microwave, something else)?

3) How does your son's mother feel about RPGs?
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Congratulations, Ryan! Enjoy your month of brutal interrogation.
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Congratulations Ryan!
Hope you have a wizard of a week!

How would you feel if I don't ask a question?
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sdonohue wrote:


A few questions to get you started:

1) Have you read many Conan novels?

2) How do you prefer to make popcorn (oil, air fryer, microwave, something else)?

3) How does your son's mother feel about RPGs?


1. No... I have a stack of L. Sprague De Camp and Lin Carter edited pulp next to my desk. Got that nice 1970's book smell to them.

2. Oil on the stove. I got my method to my madness.

3. shake
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chadnorth wrote:
Congratulations Ryan!
Hope you have a wizard of a week!

How would you feel if I don't ask a question?


Do you mind if I answer with a question?
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As an English Bulldog lover, do you have one? Pics? :-)


We did have 2. Then we got 2 kids. Was too much a few years back with new kids, new family dynamic, new job, etc. We re-homed them and they are much more loved now.
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Grats!

If you could have one, which superpower would you choose and why?
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Congratulations Ryan!

A few questions to ruminate on...

d10-1 So far, what is your favorite class/career/profession in roleplaying games?

d10-2 Was the D&D box set what your son thought it would be? Did you have any idea you were getting into such an immersive and time-consuming hobby?

d10-3 If you could play as a character in any setting, from any movie/book/story/etc, which setting would you choose?

d10-4 What is the thing that has surprised you the most about the RPG hobby?
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Congrats, Ryan! Enjoy your week month in the spotlight! thumbsup
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Congratsc Ryan, enjoy your month!
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Congratulations, Ryan, enjoy your week month!
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Congrats Ryan! Have a fun and fruitful month of gaming!
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Congratulations! Enjoy your month.

What would you say is the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything?
Bonus points for a cool little story about yourself
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Congrats Ryan!

Do you collect dice yet or have any really cool ones?

Do you prefer the Conan with Arnold or the Conan with Aquaman?

Enjoy your month.
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Congratulations Ryan! Welcome to RPGGeek and the madness that is PbF. I think I am also in that Conan game so...

Callaehn the Blood Cursed salutes his dog brother. Soon shall we slaughter and plunder throughout Hyboria by Crom!

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mawilson4 wrote:
Grats!

If you could have one, which superpower would you choose and why?


Flight.

To me, it’s the simplest, offers the most utility with the least complications, and most elegant.
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Congratulations Ryan!

A few questions to ruminate on...

d10-1 So far, what is your favorite class/career/profession in roleplaying games?

d10-2 Was the D&D box set what your son thought it would be? Did you have any idea you were getting into such an immersive and time-consuming hobby?

d10-3 If you could play as a character in any setting, from any movie/book/story/etc, which setting would you choose?

d10-4 What is the thing that has surprised you the most about the RPG hobby?


1- Cleric.

2a- We had a long talk about it. We waited a week to buy it. He loved the dragon on the front. That sucked him in. I can only imagine what he would have been had he been born in the 80’s...
2b- I dove into Matt Colvile’s YouTube, Lex Starwalker’s podcast, the DM’s block podcast, and some others. I had to figure this “theater of the mind” thing out.

3- I would like to voyage the stars as part of the Federation on a Galaxy Class space faring vessel. After the events of the USS Voyager returning home.

4- You are only limited by the power of your imagination.
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Congrats Ryan!

Before questions, some thank yous.

Thanks for your service!

Vroomer wrote:
We re-homed them and they are much more loved now.


Thank you for being a responsible pet owner!

Now, questions...

I see you are a fan of Tales from the Loop. Have you played yet? If so, how did it go?

Will you tell me all of the secrets of the Freemasons?

I like scotch but I'm not a fan of bourbon. Do you like scotch? Any bourbon recommendations for me?

Enjoy your month!
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Congratulations! Enjoy your month.

What would you say is the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything?
Bonus points for a cool little story about yourself


According to my reading & knowledge, it’s 42.

Story: I just started making mead at home. I made a basic honey-water-yeast as my first one. Then did a cherry-honey-water-yeast for the second one. Looking forward to Strawberry season this year.

Random: I know a lot more about Disney princesses than the average gamer. Went to a princess event with my wife & daughter this weekend & my wife asked me “which princess is that?”

“Ariel. Duh. No crown. Red hair. Aurora(Sleeping Beauty) is over there with blonde hair, pink dress, & a crown.”

My son dodged this bullet.
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Congrats Ryan!

Do you collect dice yet or have any really cool ones?

Do you prefer the Conan with Arnold or the Conan with Aquaman?

Enjoy your month.


1- a few years ago, I got two GameScience D20’s. Because, perfection & balance & science. Got my Chessex D6’s. My son has some bright orange Chessex. I got a set of the clear with blue smoke Chessex. Picked up the D&D Ravnica dice set for the guild die in it.

2- The tales we read & learn & tell....

I forget what podcast, but the person on it (Matt C??) said that one of their main influences was the Spregue edited Conan pulp books. Since we had store credit at the used book store, I loaded up. Alas, shiny objects distracted me from my readings.

Guess I need to hit up Netflix & get back to you.
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Congratulations Ryan! Welcome to RPGGeek and the madness that is PbF. I think I am also in that Conan game so...

Callaehn the Blood Cursed salutes his dog brother. Soon shall we slaughter and plunder throughout Hyboria by Crom!



By Crom.

*unsheaths sword, nods head, & smiles*
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Congrats Ryan!

Before questions, some thank yous.

Thanks for your service!

Vroomer wrote:
We re-homed them and they are much more loved now.


Thank you for being a responsible pet owner!

Now, questions...

I see you are a fan of Tales from the Loop. Have you played yet? If so, how did it go?

Will you tell me all of the secrets of the Freemasons?

I like scotch but I'm not a fan of bourbon. Do you like scotch? Any bourbon recommendations for me?

Enjoy your month!


1- Love art, setting, & premise. Think it’s on my 2019 challenge.

2- Google is your friend. In all seriousness, the History Channel filmed & broadcast an initiation about 10 years ago. It’s not that exciting.

3- I’m not that high brow. Been on a Fireball & Pepsi kick for a few years now. 1792 is a favorite. Run - 10cane, Kraken, Sailor Jerry’s, Cruzan.. for me, dark & or spiced. Doing my own mead now. Just seeing how it turns out.
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