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Gentlemanbear

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I first started role-playing in 1979 when I happened upon a neighbor/friend playing AD&D with his brother. I was fascinated. We stuck with it until I left for art school in 1980. There I had discovered an on-going game that appealed to me, and a couple months after that I started running my own. The creativity of that atmosphere was highly charged. I was bitten and bitten BAD, lol. Being creative types, we couldn’t help tinkering with the rules. When I came home from school, my attention shifted to the historic basis for the game and I started reading everything medieval I could get my hands on. That started 15 years of research that included spending an entire month plumbing the secrets of our nation's Library of Congress. THAT was an amazing experience. I and my gaming buddies took the much-polished homebrew (Realms of Myth) to a few conventions in the early late 80's-early 90's. The last game I ran continued for almost 5 years, during the time I lived in Ohio, one of the most gratifying gaming experiences I have had. A few years ago I pulled the game out of mothballs and realized that MUCH of the research I had done had been neglected. The last couple years I have spent integrating that information. The latest rewrite is what we are playing now, but stripped down to the basics. The “crunchier” rules are being held in reserve, to be implemented as the game progresses. Looking for a couple more players to round out the group.

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Information
  • Location 91601 ( North Hollywood, CA)
  • Time Zone -07:00 Los_Angeles
  • Member Since Feb 28th, 2014
  • Last Login Apr 9th, 2018
  • Last Profile Update Apr 8th, 2017
  • Events Created 0
Systems & Genres Only Selected Interests Appear
RPG Systems Ars Magica, Basic Roleplaying (BRP), Gurps, Merp, Pendragon, Rolemaster, Runequest, Warhammer Fantasy
RPG Genres Action Movie, Fantasy, Historical / Period, Swashbuckling
General Gaming Preferences Only Selected Interests Appear
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Roleplaying Preferences Unselected preferences do not appear

Sandbox

3 of 5

Railroad

1 of 5

Hack‑N‑slash

3 of 5

Roleplaying

5 of 5

Tactical

1 of 5

Political

5 of 5

Story driven

5 of 5

Casual gamer

1 of 5

Power gamer

1 of 5
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