I wanted to atleast introduce myself. I am Yoshara and I am a fairly new DM, and when I mean fairly new I mean about 6 months into my first 3.5 campaign. I have been playing 3.5 for about 6 years, about 1 year ago picked up 4.0 but just couldn't get into it so of course stepped back to 3.5 and began DMing. I am currently DMing one 3.5 game and I am a player of a Pathfinder game. I find Pathfinder to be fun and I have to say I feel it is a great medium between 3.5 and 4.0. Of course this is my first game and we have only had 2 sessions so my views on Pathfinder could change and I'm not saying its perfect, nothing is perfect...thats what house rules are for! lol
As a player I have two modes, Power Gaming and Roleplay. I am horrible at mixing the two. I believe the best base class is Cleric and of course I don't mind being a healer. I find a challenge in being a healer and also being versatile. I feel that a cleric's best trait is being versatile with their domains. I prefer playing in Forgotten Realms over any other setting, I don't know why but Faerun is just my type of world. I don't like any tech in the worlds.
But I believe that is a good but brief layout of my preferences in D&D and Roleplaying games in general.
I went ahead and got the Ascendant level of the site, just looking over it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when I think of the things I can do with these tools. To the Mods/Devs/Web Designers - Awesome work, keep it up. You can have my 5$ a month for the work you do. Well worth it in my book.
I did have one quick question that could probably be answered by one of the more seasoned Obsidian Portal members -
I am running a Faerunian campaign so with that, what is the rule of using pictures/maps/information from the Forgotten Realms and 3.5 books on this website? I don't want to get anyone in trouble due to copyrights and such and I couldn't find too much on this in the forums. Though I searched for it briefly (10 mins or so).
I am glad to be apart of this community and look to learn a lot from all of you.