2 Year Anniversary

Well I’m back !!! It’s been a while and I apologize for it.  Once winter hits, my schedule is crazy. There is Thanksgiving, then in a week and a half is my birthday. After that is Christmas parties and Christmas shopping, then comes Christmas Eve and Christmas. A week after that is New Years Eve and New Years. On top of that I’ve been dealing with a family member who isn’t doing so well, health-wise. Anyway I am glad to be back.  This post was suppose to get out a long time ago, but hey nothing like doing it right now right?

2 Year gaming for desiree! (Thanks TechSpawn for the graphic 🙂

As of November 10, 2014, I have been playing rpg’s for 2 years now and I have enjoyed every second of it.  These past couple of years I have been able to play multiple gaming systems. I’ve played Dungeon World, Dungeons & Dragons (different versions), Dungeon Crawl Classics. I’ve played Fate once, and I would like to play it again. Then there’s Castles and Crusades, Tenro Bansho Zero, Star Wars d6 and d20. I have also met some incredible people, this is a shout out to them on my anniversary.

Firstly I would like to thank my brother. We happen to be very close and are interested in many of the same things, RPG’s being one of them. Both him and I are GM’s and we always bounce ideas off of each other for our campaigns. “What do you think I should add?” “Does this work with this setting?” “Help me with this NPC?” etc. After we’re done we ask each other to play test our games. This initially is just getting feedback “What did you like and what did you not like?” But it also gives us an idea of what our players might do and react. My brother is a great help to me in my creation process and of course I love that we get to fight along side each other as comrades.

I am so glad I was able to go back to participating in track and Field my senior year of high school. If I had not, I wouldn’t have met one of my gaming group’s member and life long friend. I was a senior and she was a sophomore, it was hard not to notice her cause she had a very bubbly personality. During practices she would always keep the energy level up. We only talked to each other a little, but it wasn’t till after I graduated that we got to know each other and found out that we had a lot in common. Thank you Rachel for being such a great friend and joining me on this journey. I always enjoy playing RPG’s with you and seeing what sort of trouble your character(s) get’s into.

Of Course a big thanks to my local library for making a RPG program. If they hadn’t I probably wouldn’t be playing right now. I wouldn’t have become a GM and run games for teens. I also wouldn’t have met the next two people that are apart of my gaming group. They are like a second family to me, I think very highly of them.

To the rogue in our party, oh how you sneak about and back stab. Maeve I am so glad I met you and that you’re apart of the group. Honestly I couldn’t imagine it with out you. We all get along so well with each other and work together as a team. You are the member with more gamer knowledge and experience, I look up to you in that regard. You make every game enjoyable and I’m glad to call you a friend. Oh and by the way, remember to bring the rubber chicken for good luck, haha.

To the best GM that a gaming group could ever ask for, thanks for putting up with us players. I am always anticipating for our next gaming sessions with excitement. I have had a blast playing in your games and it’s an extra bonus that you have a Scottish accent, Jason Paul McCartan. You have shared your vast knowledge of the hobby with me and you have given a couple gaming resources to my brother and I, which you did not have to do. Thanks for taking some time out of your busy schedule to run a game for us.

This next guy you may know. I once was in the spot you are in, a reader. I was a new gamer off the assembly line and I was looking for some resources about RPG’s and I happened to stumbled upon ThePathfinderChronicles (Now RPGKnights). I found Mark Knights’ writing interesting and exciting. I couldn’t wait to hear what was happening in his games and just reading about his gaming experiences past and present. He was a big Pathfinder guy and I thought I would ask him about it. I had only heard about Pathfinder and that it was one of the big rpg’s out there and that it was like D&D 3.75.

We got to talking and he was like if you have any questions just ask. Well I was going into the realm of becoming a GM, so I asked him many GM question. He has given me such great advice and because of it I have become a better GM. He is a mentor to me and every time I create a campaign or I’m sitting down to run a game for people I’ll say to myself “what would Mark do”. Thanks Mark for everything and also for inviting me to come write on your blog.

Last but not least you the readers . . .  if anybody is out there . . . hopefully someone is. Thanks to you who are reading my stuff I very much appreciate it. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am having fun writing it. You know it’s not just about me writing about my gaming experiences, I fully intend to learn from you the people. Please help me grow as a gamer. I want to hear from you, your thoughts, your experiences. What are you guys playing? what’s the new cool thing that just came out? what do you do in your game? etc.

Well it’s a new year to play more/new games. A time to meet new people in the RPG community. Look forward to more posts from me, Desiree. Also check out other posts from our other authors at RPGKnights.com. Go out and have fun, may you crit often!

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