Enter the Turncoat, Stage Right

edited January 2012 in Player Lounge
Hey there. My name is Jesse, with the online handle of Turncoat (Don't worry, I'm actually very loyal!) I am 22 years old, Canadian, and a longtime Dungeon Master. I've been playing Dungeons and Dragons ever since I was 10, when a friend was given the 3rd Edition Starter Kit, and we proceeded to spend an entire trip playing the game. Over my years as a DM, I have sunk more hours than I care to mention into a setting that has evolved into something (that I very much hope is) unique.

I am a writer and theatre junkie, and am just now entering university. I bartend on the side, and I am a great believer in the amazing power of liquor.

Ever since discovering Obsidian Portal I have been in love with its features, and am fighting a battle to get my players more involved with the online aspect of our campaign. It's not easy.


  • HurstGM
    Posts: 205
    Welcome to the portal and our constant pain.
    We all face the battle of getting the players involved. So at the very least know that you are not alone in your endeavor to get them to get involved. Look around im sure you will find some ideas to help you out.
  • GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,883
    Welcome to the Portal! There are ideas around to get players involved "here":http://forums.obsidianportal.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=2353&page=1 and in other areas of the forums.
    "A God...Rebuilt":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/a-god-rebuilt
    "Duskreign's First Ever COTM":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/wyrmshadow/wiki_pages/112011

    Just trying to help out.  Changed name from killervp to Gaming Megaverse to match other sites.

  • KenSee
    Posts: 93
    I echo what the others have said. Welcome and happy gaming!
  • Turncoat
    Posts: 11
    Thanks for the greetings, and thank you killervp for the link to that thread. By the way, I checked out your campaign, and it looks like a lot of fun. I've never played a campaign with a serious amount of levity in it, my setting is a pretty grim place, but it looks pretty sweet.
  • Black_Vulmea
    Posts: 277
    Welcome to the Portal.

    What's your favorite drink to mix?

    Mike aka Black Vulmea
    "_Le Ballet de l'Acier_":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/le-ballet-de-l-acier - swashbuckling adventures in the age of the Three Musketeers and Captain Alatriste
    Featured Campaign of the Month - August 2011
  • Turncoat
    Posts: 11
    I like making, and incidentally tasting, Long Island Iced Tea. That's the 5 whites (white tequila, white rum, gin, vodka, triple sec), house sour and a splash of cola. If it's well made (and I make them good), you're looking at a 3 ounce 40% drink that tastes like lemonade. A drink that's a little more complicated to make, but always gets rave reviews, is my variation of the Fashionista martini.
  • Morrinn
    Posts: 166
    Hey Turncoat, welcome to the portal, man.
  • arsheesh
    Posts: 850
    Hey there Turncoat, welcome to the Portal. You know, I could really go for a good Sazerac right about now. I love my whiskey and generally drink it straight, but I'm a sucker for a good Rye mixed drink every now and again. Sadly, having just moved to New Zealand I've come to discover that prices on alcohol here are criminal! Anyway, nuf' about that. Glad to see a new face here at the Portal, I think you'll find this the community here to be pretty special.

  • FrankSirmarco
    Posts: 250
    Welcome to OP, Turncoat!

    I like a good Screaming Viking - make sure the cucumber is bruised slightly.
  • Baalshamon
    Posts: 585
    Welcome to OP, I think as your players get to see more and more of what OP has to offer it will become easier to get them involved. Still player involvement is the biggest curse we all suffer. It can be difficult. I added huge player incentives for posting on OP and that seems to be working well.

    Whatever you do on OP, I hope you have fun. Goodluck and if you need help just ask. Many of us are willing to answer questions and share out insights.

    "Star Trek Late Night":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/star-trek-late-night
    "Duskreign's CotM December 2011":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/wyrmshadow/wikis/122011
    "CotM January 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/star-trek-late-night-januarys-cotm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=star-trek-late-night-januarys-cotm
  • twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,748
    Hi Turncoat and welcome to the Portal.

    I echo what many others said in terms of player involvement but hope you manage to get THE MAX!
    As for Long Island Iced Tea, well I just about lived on that stuff when I stayed in Taiwan. Nowadays I am more restrained and tend to stick to simple whisky or a nice frothy glass of beer.

    "Shimring - The Faces of Divinity":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/shimring
    (a multiplanar 3.5 D&D campaign)

    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

    CotM May 2016: Mysteria: set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.

    Previous CotM Aug 2012: Shimring: High Level Multiplanar Campaign

    Inner Council Member

  • AnonymousOne
    Posts: 20
    Is it criminal that the extent of my mixed drinks tends to be rum and coke or gin and tonic (heavy on the lime)? Anyway, welcome. as one of the active players that helped with all the worldbuilding and design for my campaign, it's tough having people only be involved at the table.

    Best of luck to you.

    "The Lost Continent (A work in progress)":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/the-lost-continenta
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