Hello from Texas

edited December 2015 in Player Lounge
Hullo everyone, my name is Alex, long time RPG player, new to Obsidian Portal. I started rpging because of Rugrats and my dad. There was one episode where one of the kids had a big monster book they were always reading and me, being a morbid child, became fascinated with it. I begged my dad for one of my own. The only monster book he could find was the AD&D 2nd edition Monster Manual. I poured over the pages of that book until my curiosity got the better of me and I had to know about the game the monster manual belonged to.I've been playing D&D (amongst others) on and off ever since.

I joined to archive my campaign Realm of the Six Gods now that a few of my friends have shown interest in playing. Though for the first time in my life I'm having issues finding players. (I always have friends on hand willing to play rpgs but recently life has taken me away from the nerd herd and so idk what to do.)

I look forward to meeting everyone!


  • ketherian
    Posts: 203
    Hi Lxcharon.

    Welcome to Obsidian Portal.
    Your site ("Realm of the Six Gods":https://terrasia.obsidianportal.com/) looks really cool! I love all the graphics. For something that's still in the planning stages, you've put a lot of work into it!

    I've had some luck asking at my local FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store/Shop). A few here in Montreal have bulletin boards where you can post ads. One FLGS also hosts games, and they're always looking for GMs. It's a great neutral ground to meet new potential players. I don't know much about Austin, but does your local FLGS have something similar?

    We have a "Classifieds":http://forums.obsidianportal.com/?CategoryID=10 section here at OP, and the post "[Sticky] How to Find a Game / How to find Players for Your Game":http://forums.obsidianportal.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=1527&page=1 has way more advice than what I could offer.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
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  • pencilneckgeek
    Posts: 50
    Hi Lxcharon,

    I'm in Texas, too--up in Denton.

    I think you'll enjoy Obsidian Portal. It has its quirks (especially right now), but is still a really useful tool for recording your campaign.

    Good luck on finding new players. Ketherian has given you some great advice on finding some through here and your local FLGS.

    Anyways, welcome and "Howdy" from a fellow Texan.


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  • Lxcharon
    Posts: 189
    Thank you guys!

    And thanks for the compliment Ketherian. To be honest this campaign was started a while ago for a previous group I was GMing for, but we fell apart right before starting it, so I've had awhile to brew on it.

    And I'll definitely check out the links you posted. I feel that Magic the Gathering has an iron grip on the in store play market here in austin, the only two FLGS that I know of that have D&D/RPG nights are on the other side of the city from me. But I'll see if the closer ones have bulletin boards for sure.

    And Thank you Pencilneckgeek, I'm actually surprised by how many texans have games running! (and I've seen the quirks and drama while I was lurking before making my account, but I hope if I use the system just for storage and updates I won't come across too many issues)
  • GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 3,001
    Welcome to the Portal- it used to be a great place, but activity is down due to the fact that the owners are not fixing any issues, or delivering on their 2 year old Kickstarter.
    "A God...Rebuilt":https://a-god-rebuilt.obsidianportal.com

    Just trying to help out.

  • Lxcharon
    Posts: 189
    Thank you killervp! I was just reading about that actually. Even if people aren't on often it seems the core group of you guys that are active are really tight and helpful!
  • Kallak
    Posts: 1,090
    @Lycharon, Looks to be a workable start. I'll be interested in seeing where you go with it. While OP may have issues, it's still a solid personal resource overall. According to what I read today, several updates are basically about done and ready to be rolled out, so we'll see what the long wait between communications from administration yields. Personally, I'm hopeful - I like to think that a company wouldn't spend money on something just to let it die a slow agonizing death. I've been wrong before, but here's hoping.
    All the best,
    - Kallak
  • Basileus
    Posts: 585
    Howdy Lxcharon!

    Texan here as well (in Denton as well actually). Welcome to the community!

    Campaign is looking good - I did come across a broken image on the Pantheon page (just FYI :) )
  • Lxcharon
    Posts: 189
    Thanks Kallak and Basileus! Maybe I should rp in Denton. haha. And I hope that they're able to fix all the issues without the campaign breaking problems that I guess most people before the reforge experienced. Good thing I already have a back up of all my stuff just in case.

    And yeah, there's actually a number of pages that are just place holders, with random links and blurbs until I can get around to finishing them. But maybe I should make them GM only so no one has to look upon their hideousness. haha
  • twiggyleaf
    Posts: 2,018
    Greetings Lxcharon

    Glad to welcome another new member to the portal.
    I agree with the look of the site and can also confirm the broken image on the Pantheon page.
    The suggestions for finding players are good.
    Although I live in Scotland, I have also been in the position of having to find new players and was twice successful using a MEETUP site.
    Obsidian Portal is a great campaign tool.
    It is true there are mega issues at the moment (tech and communication) and yet I still find it extremely useful (although somewhat frustrating).
    I still do live in hope that eventually the issues will be resolved.
    You are right about the Community being great. It is true that we have probably lost some good members due to recent issues, but there is also a general tendency for people to leave of their own accord, following the laws of entropy.
    Hope to see you around on the forums as we move forward.

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  • Lxcharon
    Posts: 189
    Thank you Twiggyleaf!

    I'll try Meetup as well. I hope to be active on the forums, it's always nice to meet people with the same passions.
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