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Old 04-30-2012, 04:45 PM
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Hey everyone. I'm VayuCavira and this is just a little bit about me.

Though I'm all over RPG video games, I'm pretty new to table top games. My first experience as a player with table top was a 3.5 dungeon crawling campaign with an inexperienced GM which ended rather quickly, but it really peaked my interest in gaming. Shortly after I was invited to play in a Saga Edition game which lasted nearly a year and was a blast (playing an assassin driod that could pop off the strongest of dark jedi within a round or two always seemed to suprise my GM). After the group dissolved, the GM formed another group to run a 3.5 game which is still currently going today.

I did dabble a bit with GMing myself with another group of friends, if only to futher my understanding of the system I was playing at the time. I ran a very short, couple of sessions, game of Saga Edition and I'm currently outlining a campaign maybe longer, maybe not for 3.5 with the same friends. I'm really interested in running a full campaign but I still lack experience and these "tester" games allow me to view the games more mechanically.

As for my experience with forums, well I have none. I found this site while looking around at GM ideas for my upcomming mini campaign and it seemed like it could be a lot of fun so I decided to check it out. I don't know exactly how it all works, but I'm in the process of checking the forums out and I can't wait to try my hand at participating at a game or two.

Anyhows, sorry for the book of a post I just dumped on you guys but it is a pleasure to meet you and I hope I get to know some of you through some gaming.

Happy to be aboard,
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:06 PM
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Somewhere in the distance a stout wooden door is heard creaking slowly open, followed by the sound of tentative footfalls. The sound slowly draws closer to the considerable gathering of friends and acquaintances. If one were to peer into the crowd they would see no surprise in their faces, just anticipation; this is not the first time someone new has approached them, nor would it be the last.

As the steps of the newcomer gets closer, their shape begins to form. Shadowy at first, but soon it comes into full view. Any fear or trepidation they may have had approaching such a massive crowd sinks quickly away as they are greeted with thousands of happy, smiling faces. Old and young, male and female, peoples of all races, nations and cultures; the diverse gathering is clearly happy to see the neophyte.

Setting down their pencils and dice for a moment, the crowd turns to face the new visitor. With the trumpeting sound of angelic voices there rises a single word in unison from the throng…


And it is then that VayuCavira realizes that they are among many new friends!
Friendly AdviceJondera, WoLT and dirkoth (perhaps others) will post (if they have not already done so) with some VERY helpful advice. I would suggest you check out the links they provided. They will help you to navigate and enjoy DnDOG.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:42 PM
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As promised by Dig, I arrive with Guides linked in my signature...

They will teach you pretty much everything you'd want to know starting out, from basic to advanced tips, tricks and tools.

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Old 04-30-2012, 07:50 PM
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Trust me, that's not a long post at all.

One of the advantages of Play by Post is that players (and GMs) can really get into writing detailed and descriptive actions and situations. And, in many cases, do so. Regularly.

Hello VayuCavira! Welcome to DnDOG. Here's a quick guide to help you get started.

Step 1: First up, read the Site Rules. Once you're done with that, take a look at the other sections of the FAQ to learn more about how the site works. If you want to look this stuff up again later, you can find a link at the top of the screen titled "Site Rules & Help."

Step 2: Remember the FAQ you were just looking at? Well, if you saw the sections about Dice Rolling and Other BBCode stuff, you're probably wondering exactly how some of it works. That's fine - pop over to our handy Dice & Tag Testing thread, and experiment a bit. Also, posts made there count towards your post count, so you can make your 4 required posts and get upgraded to a regular member right away.

Step 3: Here on DnDOG, we want to make Play by Post gaming as accessible as possible to new players. So, if you're new to D&D, or new to Play by Post, or even just new to the site and want to get your feet wet, take a look at our New Player Solo Games. Experienced site members are available to help you learn your way around, as it were. Be aware, though; due to the high demand, we ask that you only apply for one game (either 3.5e or 4e), and it may take some time for a DM to PM you.

Step 4: Once you're ready to jump into regular games, head over to the DMs Seeking Players forum and take a look at the games that are currently recruiting. If none of them suit your interest, or you have a game idea of your own that you want to play in, you can post a character or game idea in the Players Seeking Games forum, but be aware that it may not get much response. Finally, if you decide you want to DM a game, you can find the tool to request a game under the Tools dropdown menu at the top of your screen.

And now, some things to keep in mind while you enjoy the site:

- If you check the Tools dropdown menu, you'll see that we have a large number of resources available - Reference Documents for 3e D&D, 3.5e D&D, D20 Modern, and the Pathfinder RPG, a database with form fillable character sheets for a number of different game systems (with more in development), our newsletter (Explosive Runes), and much more.

- If you're having problems with the site, the I'm Confused and Site Discussion forums are available. Bugs and minor technical issues can be reported in the v4 Bug Thread, and feel free to post threads to discuss more complex issues as well.

- If you'd like to get involved in some of the more social aspects of the site, the we have forums set aside for General Discussion, Game Rules Discussion, House Rules, and more.

- It should be noted that, since the gaming and activity on the site is focused around reading and writing large quantities of text on a regular basis, it is highly recommended that everyone use proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. If English isn't your native language, no problem - several web browsers have built in spell check functions, and if yours doesn't, there are similar programs available for free online.

That's about it from me. Good luck, and good gaming!


Ps: the majority of this message is copy/pasted from various other introduction threads a .txt file on my desktop. You have now received Jondera's New Member Guide (AKA Jondera's Canned Newbie Advice Mk. 10).
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:23 PM
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welcome V!

always good to have fresh minds and imaginations join us!

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