Good evening everyone,
Just a little from lil ol' me.

I've been playing since the 80's, 35+ years forever DM/GM, but currently running a pathfinder2e campaign as well as a Call of Cthulhu game. Also love board games, puzzles, alternate reality games and enjoy the odd PC adventure game occasionally.

I have just started to learn the game of Go/Wei Qi/Baduk ... and I'm pretty bad at it 😅​

Nice little community you have here and looking forward to taking part!

@th3heal3r Sadly, used to be very much into Go, bought a board and stones and all of that, practised a bit, but never joined a club and never got any better. So here I am, still a Go player-wanna-be. 😄

@kensanata @th3heal3r Ah my heart skipped from fear that you were into golang!! Shudder!

Then I remember that one of my fave games is also called go. I usually play it with @Halo, we play at a SDK level. But we haven’t been able to meet since disease time came

@Sandra @kensanata @Halo
I've only been playing a couple of weeks. I'm still at the 'drop stones and see what happens / loose 100 games' stage 😂​

@Sandra @th3heal3r @Halo I guess you could always always play on a Go server with the appropriate client. I did that for a bit. But in these days of home office I find playing at the laptop a lot more tiring than I used to.

@kensanata @th3heal3r @Halo We just did that. I lost 2–1 T_T Thanks, Kensanata! 😭

@th3heal3r Welcome to the table!

I never managed to get into DnD/Pathfinder or CoC, but I'm pretty sure that there are people around the table of the opposite persuasion :)

What kind of ARGs do you do?

@Yoric I used to run an ARG during freshers week in Uni when I worked there ... get the new students aquainted with a little local and campus history and mysteries 😆​

These days I'm more of a follower/player into the cryto puzzle side of things.

@th3heal3r That sounds great!
I had never heard of people GMing ARGs! How do you create one?

@Yoric Think of it like a glorified treasure hunt with clues leading to various locations interwoven with interactive fiction.

We had a good team (including some drama student seniors who were fantastic in their roles) and some great puzzle & cypher creators.

I guess this works similarly in practice to escape rooms, but not necessarily fixed in one location? Those things have exploded in popularity over the last few years here (which I love), dont know how much traction they have elsewhere

@ackthrice @Yoric Pretty much, though we'd drop clues on twitter every couple of days .... and maybe hints if players were having trouble.

So for example they had to get into a locker ... there clue was a string of numbers that turned out to be co-ordinates of a statue in town ... the year date on the plaque being the combination to the locker ... which then needed a black light to see what was written on the inside of the door ... all interwoven with a cllassic Spy story.

@th3heal3r Call of Cthulhu is my favourite game by far and I am also almost always a GM so yeah!

@ackthrice I have a hardcore group of four players from our main pathfinder group who are absolutly fantastic and make running Cthulhu a dream. We had just finished the Curse of Nineveh campaign before lockdown hit... not sure what we'll play next, but it will be some era Cthulhu 👍​

@th3heal3r I've been reading Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man, the dreamlands campaign, when I wrap up my current Dark Heresy game, probably in the new year I may have to run that.

@ackthrice I've never run a whole campaign or even a game in the Dreamlands, just used the material as and when needed during play.

@th3heal3r I ran the dreaming stone about 10 years ago and really enjoyed it. It does have a different vibe to normal coc but it is a good change of pace.

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