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DiogoJ42

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Pathfinder is a variation of Dungeons and Dragons. "DM" is the Dungeon Master: the one running the game, and acting out all the "NPCs" (non player characters) that the players interact with.

Been playing for a good few years now, but this is the first time I've been the puppet master running the game. It's a hell of a lot more work than Just playing.
Also a very complicated start to the campaign for a first time DM. Like I said, it kicks off with a murder mystery that is needlessly complicated. I've read the full backstory a few times, I know exactly whodunnit, and even I am struggling to work out how all these clues link together!
 

rob666

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Thanks for the translation...
might put a dungeon in my shed.
Only ever played D&D on my BBC ModelB micro,
for about 2 hours.
 

DiogoJ42

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D&D. Not the longest game I've ever played. Hell, when I hosted a game of my extra-complicated-custom Risk a few months ago, we played for 14.5 hours straight! But in that game everyone is a player on the same terms, and you don't have to plan much other than your basic war strategy.
Even in D&D, as a player, you are mostly just reacting to the situation. But as the DM, I'm having to read up and memorise all these details about a whole freakin world, not to mention litterally hundreds of pages of rules that I'd never had to worry about as a player. And nomatter what you plan for, the players will always do something totally unexpected!

It's fun, but very draining. Pretty much every minute of my spare time for the last two weeks has been taken up with prep work. I can see now why our old DM quit! Hopefully it gets easier with experience.
 

rob666

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My Risk playing record, on the dole with my best mate, one week until our giros, so we played Risk.
I think the final score was something like 26 Vs 25, and it was giro time.
We vowed to never, ever repeat the marathon, don't think I have ever had a game since.
 

Jonathan

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I had a nice time last night hosting a BBQ for a few friends (hosted jointly with my brother), I've finally joined a gym, Bake-Off starts again tonight, and it was announced earlier today that Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts and Crosses' (just the first book in the series at the moment, I believe, but it wouldn't surprise me if they do the rest as well) is to be adapted for BBC One. I'm thrilled, frankly. It was one of my favourite book series as a child, and after seeing the RSC's stage adaptation in 2008, I just knew it'd be great for TV or film, with it probably working better on TV. I'm so happy that it's actually going to happen! :D
 

Leah

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After weeks of panic over what college I would get into dependant on my results, I finally got them today.

Additional science - A
Product design - B
English language - C*
English literature - A
French - D*
History - C*
ICT - Pass 2
Maths - B*
ECDL - distinction

*awaiting remark as I was just a few marks off a higher grade. Out of the three history papers, I got an A* on one, A on another, and the Germany paper was so bad my teacher didn't even tell me :p

Very happy with it. Not the best posted here, but enough to get into sixth form. Never expected to get A's in anything. Lots of teachers came up to me to tell me that they always thought I was a lazy little **** ;)
 

rob666

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Married 29 years ago today.
Ah...
Wasn't sure about putting this in here or "Pet Hates".
Just in case she reads this...
Only kidding darling.

Ecky Thump.
Just been googling, next year I get to give her a pearl necklace.
 
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Burbs

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As a few of you know, I play the euphonium (brass instrument, google it) in the youth section of a big brass band organisation. This morning I got a message to ask if I could 'dep' (stand in for) someone who couldn't make it to a concert by the Senior Band (one of the best brass bands in the country) this afternoon. It was only a small concert in a park, but being able to play with a championship section band is just amazing. It has really given me a lot of confidence. :)
 

Burbs

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In addition to the above post, I have also been promoted to the next band up in the organisation! I am so happy!
 
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DiogoJ42

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There is very little in life more satifying than aquiring a MISB vintage lego set from 1996 at a reasonable price. Except, maybe, for opening the bags and inhaling deeply: "Hmm, so that's what Billund smelled like 30 20 years ago!"
 
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rob666

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Erm, sorry Diogo, 1996 was actually 20 years ago, and that's with "O" level maths at grade C.
Love and God Bless from Mr Pedantic.
 

DiogoJ42

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I'm rather enjoying this DM lark, provided I have enough prep time.
Our old DM would run an annual "Christmas special" game. Given that I loath Christmas, I have decided to replace it with a "halloween special". Was up all last night designing the dungeon map. Would love to brag more details, but as three of the players in my group are on this forum, I'm afraid I have to keep it a secret. ;)

I know it's something that some DMs find tedious, but designing maps is strangely fun for me. Must be my Lego / RCT skills. :p
 
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