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28th-Jun-2005 10:57 pm
OK I'm new here. Havne't played D&D in about 5 years (I think). Actually I never played. Went to a comic book store where they had all their D&D stuff 50% off and got the books. My group decided since it was my idea I needed to be the DM. I had to learn it all at once. Interesting but fun. I loved every minute of it. It's the writer in me. I could never be just a player in this. I HAVE to know what's going on at all times. Played for about a year and then summer hit and we were too hot to play and things fizzled out. never could get the group back. All these years later and my brother-in-law (that I never thought would want to play again) asked if we were going to. that was it for me. At the time I quit getting my Dragon mags (not too long after 3 came out) I had decided if we ever played again it would be second edition. Well I changed my mind after all these years. I have a 3.0 Players Handbook and Monster Manual and 3.5 Dm guide (no 3.0 to be found). I even have a D20 treasure quest book to help with quests (funny thing is I bought it about 2 years ago still thinking we'd never play again). So in a few weeks I will be starting a new campaign with new characters (although not new players except for maybe one or two) and I can't wait. Just needed a place to put my questions and to get help when I get stuck since it's been so long. SO hello there. nice to find a community that looks good.
29th-Jun-2005 04:07 am (UTC)
Hello! As a DM, I can definately vouch this community is great for questions and ideas. Welcome!
29th-Jun-2005 05:07 am (UTC)
if you are starting fresh, see if you can track down a 3.5 rulebook. The changes are minor in general, but worthwhile, they cleaned up a fair bit of stuff and toned down some abusive bits. Not a big deal, but if you have a blank slate, no reason not to. :)
29th-Jun-2005 12:48 pm (UTC)

And I'll second Retch's comments about picking up 3.5...it's well worth it.

Lucifer >:}
29th-Jun-2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
I'll pile on about the 3.5 suggestion.

Everything coming out now is 3.5, so it may be troublesome to convert some minor things that could have an impact in game (such as spells, feats, etc).

Bookery in Fairborn offers $30 free in gaming material for every $200 you spend. You can accumulate it as slow or quickly as you wish ($20/week is what I do).

The DnD minitaures that are out now also include maps, tiles, and look great if you need something to physically represent your players and their foes.

Also go pick up Dungeon. Dungeon fully supports DMs and adventures with lots of ideas in each book.

Happy playing.
29th-Jun-2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
Bookery in Fairborn offers $30 free in gaming material for every $200 you spend. You can accumulate it as slow or quickly as you wish ($20/week is what I do).

They didn't even ask me when I bought my stuff about this. I spent like $30-35 since I also got some minitures. Trust me I don't need any mini's. I have about 30 unpainted ones still. My heart is in fantasy so you can't keep me totally out of it. I use my old stuff to write with sometimes. I do have a lot of old Dragon and Dungeon mags to get rid of as well as my AD&D books. Some of which we never used since we quit so early. Know where I can get rid of those. I loved Dungeon before. used a few out of it with the last group. I think I'll have to pick one up again. Think I'm keeping away from Dragon mags for a while though.
29th-Jun-2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
Well next time you go up there and they don't offer the card tell the guy behind the counter:

"Don't make me have Scott come up here and Disentegrate you."

It's a running joke...trust me.

I have "the record" for the most number of characters to have ever died while playing 3.0. :)
I would try selling what you don't need back to the Bookery (you can use it for trade if need be...you'll wind up getting more for your current game without going out of pocket), or you can go to Wexford Hill Hobbies on East Stroop here in Kettering.
29th-Jun-2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
While I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm on the 3.5, I just can't do it. What I spent on my DM book (after a 20% discount) is what I paid for the other two since I bought them used. I just can't afford to buy them all new. I will survive. Besides a friend of mine that wanted to play has a lot of 3.5 and 3.0 stuff I can borrow to expand what I need.
On a side note I found an old paycheck stub in my D&D box from 1998. So it's been 7 years since I played. And I have my group complete with 7 people. Told them all one PC per person. (no more 11 PC's keep track of).
30th-Jun-2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
The SRD (mentioned a few times in reply to your other post) has all the races/classes listed in 3.5 rules. So that would be a good way to supplement your books. Some of the classes didn't change at all, while others (bard, monk, ranger) changed substantially. The 3.5 versions are far better, so if you've got a player using one, try pulling it from the 3.5 rules.
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