Well, after moving back to my home state almost 9 months ago, I've finally found a gaming group! They have two GMs, one of whom I work with and they sound like fun. But here's the catch...
The group is sort of new to third edition. They played second edition during the entire reign of 3.0 and have only just now started playing 3.5. And they have some max-minner's and some ruleslawyers, which are heightened by the fact that all of them are still learning the rules little by little. When I spoke with Gerry (the GM I work with) I was able to correct many of his misconceptions on 3.5, because I had a great GM when I first learned to play. And now he's hoping that I will help curb some of the ruleslawyering because I abviously know more about 3.5 than any of them! ... This is a little scary, because I am the newest to D&D. I've only played for 2 years or so, which, granted, means I've never played anything but 3.5. Still... I'm a little nervous.
In addition, they are playing in Eberron, which I have never played. I'm excited, but I'm also a little nervous. I've GMed very little, and only online. And most of what I understand about the rules is not stuff that I can quote page and paragraph for. It's just stuff that my GM (who knew the rules inside and out, because he WROTE products for WotC and other D&D publishing companies) taught us.
Does anyone have any suggestions? About helping with rules, about Eberron about dealing with possible problems as a player? Any advice would be appreciated!
(X-posted to dnd_women